Welcome to April. This month our study of the yoga’s ethical principles --the Yamas and Niyamas -- brings us to Brahmacharya --Sanskrit for nonexcess. Please see below after this month's News!
Several announcements for April!
April Specialty Classes:
Functional Movement: I’m excited that another Therapeutic Yoga for Shoulders and Hips is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th, 2:30-4:00 pm, at Body Grace Fitness and Yoga in Vienna, VA.
This class is a terrific way to become more deeply attuned to your body's inner messages, particularly if you tend to experience limitation through your shoulders and hips. Through small, mindful and gentle yoga-inspired therapeutic movements (seated, standing and supine) and a connection to natural breath, participants can quiet tension and nurture calm in both muscle and mind as they explore their optimal range of motion and then apply this knowledge to yoga poses.
Please reserve a spot with Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mood Management: I will be teaching a Balancing Mood with LifeForce Yoga® on Saturday, April 23rd 2:30-4:00 pm, at Body Grace Fitness and Yoga in Vienna, VA. This is a great class for learning how to empower yourself to bring focus and energy or calm to your being depending upon your inner needs.
This past month I had the honor and pleasure of assisting Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, during a local workshop on using LifeForce Yoga® techniques. Amy is such an inspiration!
Private Sessions Practicum: Contact me to experience the benefits and difference that customized yoga therapy for improved functional movement can make in helping relieve bodily pain, tension and tightness. Learn how nurture ease in movement to improve your individual movement patterns overall. Click here for more information about the practicum special.
Nonexcess. Our ethical principle Yamas and Niyamas topic for April. There is no surprise in noting that we are immersed in a culture of excess. Work. Sleep. Food. Exercise. Media. Sex. Chocolate (separate really from food.) Coffee.
You know the drill. Nearly anything could make the list, right? Add ‘oholic’ to the end and we’re all on the same page.
How though, does our excess take away from the whole of our being? How can it take away from the fullness of a yoga practice on our mats? How might it take away from the richness of our daily lives?
Blog Archives including Heart Tree Yoga's Yamas and Niyamas Study from January-December 2016 and seasonal newsletters.