What is Nia? Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a transformational movement practice that teaches you to LISTEN, EXPRESS and CONNECT with your mind- body-spirit both inside and outside of the studio. Nia draws from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to create purposeful movement that will help you compassionately condition. Nia is a practice that suits people of all walks of life, ages and fitness levels. It is for those who wish to SAY YES to the sensation of purpose, potential and possibility. DANCE YOURSELF FREE Wednesday and Friday mornings From 8:15-9:15am.
Join Deborah Escobar every Friday for gentle yoga followed by yoga nidra.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The state of relaxation is reached by turning inwards, away from outer experiences, allowing consciousness to function at a heightened level of awareness. Yoga Nidra is a practice accessible to everyone that focuses on cultivating multiple levels of wellbeing. Whether we are looking to calm the nervous system to reduce stress and anxiety or remove unwanted habits and tendencies. When practiced with consistency and awareness, our true nature and integrity manifest, enabling us to live meaningful and peaceful lives in any environment.
You can enjoy more classes with Deborah throughout the week! Please visit our online schedule for our most current class offerings.
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm | January 15-February 26 | 7 week series $85 or $15 drop in
Classes will include; yoga poses with wiggling, and free flowing movements to first encourage playfulness, while learning; voice acting skills, contoured line drawings, simple hand puppet making, and story telling through puppet theater. Most sessions will end with light meditation and mindfulness techniques to help with afternoon focus as their day unwinds with relaxation through simple breathing techniques.
Note: Art is a creative tool for learning empathy and introspection, which are key components to building friendships and community through play that encourages the development of communication.
Please join Beth Walkenbach and Sarah Little for a monthly Yoga Sutra exploration and discussion group. All voices, translations and ideas will be welcome, bring yourself, your resources and an open mind. Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is at the very heart of the yoga practice and yet so many of us don't know how to attack this ancient and daunting text. Beth and Sarah will lead a chant and discussion of several sutras in this interactive session. Let's break down the text into manageable chunks and see where we find relevance and guidance in our modern practices.
Meets 2nd Sunday of every month | Donation based
Come try the Yin side of yoga life. Yin yoga works on the yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues (fascia, tendons, ligaments). Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load which is why we hold the poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want.
Yin yoga is for you if you are tired and craving energy, or you are overstimulated and have too much energy. If your mind is over-active and your energy levels erratic.
Props are used and encouraged.