Branches of Peace: Yin Yoga & Meditation
Sunday, January 6, 2019
1:00 to 4:00 pm
The practices of Yin Yoga and Yin Meditation offer a complementary way of cultivating greater peace in our lives. All too frequently, people approach their yoga and meditation practice with Yang energies of control and striving. They attempt to “tame” or “sedate” their minds and bodies by focusing their attention and restraining their thinking. This may have the effect of domesticating their minds, but it doesn’t necessarily develop greater peace and wisdom.
In Yin Yoga and Meditation, Josh will invite you to take a lighter, kinder approach towards your practice. The elements of a Yin approach to yoga and meditation involve: 1) finding an appropriate Perch to rest upon, 2) cultivating Receptivity from that perch, 3) and exercising Permission to explore beyond and return to that perch.
This 3-hour workshop will include:
A 2-hour Yin Yoga sequence
A 20-minute seated meditation
Journalling and discussion on practice
Suitable for all levels. Please bring a notebook and pen.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and active yoga styles. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body.
Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium.
Yin Yoga emphasizes stillness and silence. The practice prepares both the body and mind for deeper experiences in meditation.
Early bird special before 1/5/2019 $50
South Shore Peer Recovery Gentle Yoga
Saturday, January 5, 2019
2:00 to 3:15 pm
Mary Norton, Kim Dwyer and Kathy Duggan
Studio143 is please to offer a free Gentle Yoga Class to the South Shore Peer Recovery community. Both people in recovery and family members are welcome to attend. The class will be taught by Mary Norton, accompanied by Kim Dwyer and Kathy Duggan at the serene studio. In this class, Mary will offer a gentle practice; easing students into yoga poses with lots of warm-up stretches for all levels of experience…even newcomers. Kim will assist Mary with adjustments in poses and suggestions for alternatives. Kathy Duggan will offer acupuncture, as well, a couple of times during the class. She will use needles on points in the body to promote peace, relaxation and harmony within. Gentle massage and hands-on adjustments will be offered throughout the class. Participants may opt out of any portion of the class. Mats and props provided.
Beauty from the Inside Out
Lisa Herbert, LE, Dr. Caroline Moody and Trish Hart
1:00 to 3:00 pm
This is going to be an event you should not miss! Get ready for a very special afternoon of discovery, self care and relaxation in this hands on workshop combining tools of Aesthetics, Chinese Medicine, Yoga and Yoga Nidra!
We will begin with Lisa Hébert, LE, owner of Bella Aesthetics, sharing valuable knowledge on skin care basics, and providing product and instruction to perform an organic facial peel. Dr. Caroline Moody, will then teach you the ancient beauty secrets of cupping and gua sha to help you achieve a youthful appearance. Finally, Trish Hart, E-RYT 500, will teach you several simple yoga postures to help you build radiance, and conclude the afternoon with a lovely restorative guided Yoga Nidra practice,
Each student will leave with a bamboo facial sponge, jade gua sha tool, facial cups, and coupons and samples to take home.