Big news this month! I'm excited to share that I have begun developing a new offering!
Movement and More Clips - free short videos that I'm sharing exclusively with those all who have expressed interest in keeping in touch and up-to-date about news and events coming out from Heart Tree Yoga. I will be offering short new clip each month to help you deepen your movement and breath awareness and broaden your practice. Up this month: What's really twisting?
If you are interested in receiving these, simple fill out the contact form here.
Heart Tree Yoga has a number of great classes and workshops coming up in the next couple months. Scroll down for more details for how you can sign up for these!
In addition, I'm starting a special 5-week yoga class for elementary school teachers within FCPS this month as well as a 6-week preschool kid's yoga class that will integrate brain and sensory foundation work. Reach out if your group needs a specially designed class!
SUNDAY October 22nd
Yoga Nidra and the Art of Conscious Relaxation
4:30 - 5:30 pm at Body Grace studio in Vienna
Fee: $20 pre-registered: $25 drop-in
Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that takes people into a state of deep relaxation through a guided meditative process and conscious visualization. Also known as yogic sleep, the practice gives rest to the mind, body and senses by drawing the practitioner into a state of conscious awareness—a brain state between full wakefulness and full sleep. This practice has been linked with reducing stress, tension and pain; improving circulation and immune functioning; lowering blood pressure and inflammation; and stabilizing mood. Yoga Nidra is generally practiced while lying down or in a seated position. For your comfort, please bring a pillow and wear comfortable clothing and arrive 15 minutes before class start. Mats and blankets are available at the studio or feel free to bring your own. Please RSVP to reserve a spot with Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY October 28th
Therapeutic Yoga for Ease of Movement
This is a terrific class for anyone with hip, shoulder, or back concerns
2:30 - 3:45 pm at Body Grace studio in Vienna
Yoga therapeutics helps practitioners discover their unique breath, movement, and tension-holding patterns so they can nurture patterns that work well, and quiet ones that don’t while improving joint and core stability, as well as overall balance, strength, mobility, ease and calm. This class helps students experience greater awareness of how they move, how this can contribute to chronic muscle tension, and how small changes can contribute to greater ease and ways of being, whether in yoga practice or daily life. Appropriate for all fitness levels, the class incorporates small, mindful therapeutic movements and encourages students to move in a range of motion that is pain and tension free—while teaching how to improve functional movement and build supple strength. Class will conclude with a restorative guided meditation practice.
And later this Fall . . .
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
Stay Ahead of Holiday Stress with Mindfulness and Restorative Movement
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Grass Roots Fitness studio in Vienna
Fee: $30. Preregister at http://bit.ly/holidaystressworkshop
Martha Brettschneider and I are very excited to be bringing back our holiday workshop to get you ready to enjoy and embrace the holidays with more ease! This interactive workshop will offer mindfulness tools, self-care tips and restorative mindful movement practices to relieve stress and balance energy, enabling you to find more presence and intention during this busy season and not lose yourself in the process. The restorative movement exercises in this class are suited for all ages and fitness levels and will be done both in a chair and on a yoga mat (bring one if you can.)
Blog Archives including Heart Tree Yoga's Yamas and Niyamas Study from January-December 2016 and seasonal newsletters.