Blow off the dust, wipe away the cobwebs and go forward without fear with this encouraging new workshop by Wanda Howe, eRYT500 and Heather Overton, eRYT200, RYT500. This continuation of "New Year New Practice" brings new ways of looking at your practice. Acquire the building blocks to strengthen your foundation, release your fears and have fun on your mat. Join these two experienced yoga instructors for a truly joyous journey, one not to be missed!! Open to all levels of experience. New Year New Practice #1 not required to attend. Workshop will include relaxation/meditation.
Registration fee $35. Walk-in permitted on a space available basis only with instructor permission.
For more information call Heather Overton @ 727-480-3004
An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is on a level plane with the sun. It marks a time when the hours of the daylight and darkness are equal. It is a time of passage. The vernal equinox marks the passage into spring. Equal energy from the sun and moon provide balance and the coming of spring is a time of rebirth. This is a wonderful time to meditate and project. The sounds and vibrations of the gong help us experience a profound meditative state. Experiencing the gong during an equinox can be a transformative experience. The class will begin with gentle stretching and breath-work followed by the gong which will be played for 50 minutes.
Yogi Tea, Indian food and deserts will be served afterwards. You must preregister in order for us to prepare adequate food for the event.
Non-refundable 24 hours prior to event. Late registration and walk-in permitted on a space available basis only.
This is a monthly event with Lisa Recchione, RYT500, E-RYT 200 and may be scheduled close to either the new moon or the full moon. The Gong has all the sounds and vibrations of creations within it. It cancels out thoughts and allows you to completely relax very deeply and quickly. The mind is overcome and relaxed by the gong so that a very deep state of meditation can be reached. In this state, deep healing occurs and awareness is heightened. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners with no experience necessary. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.
The gong is a sacred threshold. It is the portal that links the finite and the infinite experience of the Self. As such, the gong is the most sublime instrument of the Yogi. It is a cauldron in which you can create alchemical blends of qualities that open and develop the Inner Self. – Gurucharan Singh Khalsa
Every ancient tradition holds the gong sacred as an instrument for deep transformation. In the east the gong is believed to hold the sounds and vibrations of the universe. These vibrations quickly quit the mind and resonate within the body to free energy and break through blocks. The gong clears emotional, energetic and physical blocks and allows one to tune into the universal frequency. It is a very powerful tool to promote healing, manifestation and the state of deep awareness. The gong class begins with gentle yoga and pranayam to tune in and open. Then the person lies down comfortably, completely relaxed, and experiences the gong which is played for about 45 minutes. People have described this experience as being profound, extraordinary and even life altering.
A new moon is a time to release old patterns and start new projections. The full moon is a time of heightened energy to promote healing and manifestation. The equinox is the time where sun and moon are equal. The energies are balanced. The Autumnal Equinox marks the beginning of Fall. The balance of the sun and moon allow for balance of mind and integration of self. The Winter Solstice Is the shortest day of sunlight. It is a heightened time of moon energy and allows for deeper meditation and awareness. It is a wonderful time to project and manifest.
To register, call List at 727-595-6036. Pay to reserve your space. Walk-ins welcome depending on availability.
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Yoga Nidra the yogic sleep. Is not sleeping at all it is a meditation practice where you go past the "dreaming state" into the brain wave state of "deep sleep", yet remain awake. A state of awareness that can have a tremendous soothing effect on the mind by freeing it from unresolved tensions that have been stored in the body/mind. In ordinary sleep tensions are often unresolved and pushed down deeper into the self sometimes manifesting dis-ease of the body, mind and spirit. Yoga Nidra, however, is a different method of meditation and state of mind in that it works on the states of mind that actually create and sustain inner conflict. It is a place where burdens can be let go and old stories that loop through the mind can be released. Unlike sleep in yoga nidra you are in charge of your experience.
In our studio before the yoga nidra session you will be taught how to set a mental resolve known as a Sankalpa in yoga nidra. Sankalpa’s can be very powerful and effective to enhance life’s changes. Sankalpa’s can be many things but stated with awareness and being spoken from the heart the universe hears these heart felt words and life responds. If your Sankalpa does not spring from your heart right away, not to worry we have some suggestions you can choose from until your personal Sankalpa becomes clear. The practice of Yoga Nidra is like planting a seed, watering it, loving it and soon the practice takes root and grows into a beautiful part of your life. Allowing you to grow and bloom into your unique magnificence. The practice enhances any meditation practice as well as any mind body practices you may already have in your life.
The basics of a yoga nidra practice:
- Lie down in Savasana, making sure you are very comfortable.
- Breath awareness, following the breath moving in the body.
- Repeat your Sankalpa your resolve mentally three times with feeling and awareness.
- The yoga nidra facilitator will begin a rotation of awareness through the body. Naming parts of the body as you draw your attention to it. Example: Draw your attention to your right hand, right hand thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger, little finger… etc.
- The nidra then progresses into a guided imagery of some sort.
- Ending with repeating your Sankalpa once more mentally 3 times with feeling and awareness.
Come join us if you have any questions please call the teacher listed as the Yoga Nidra facilitator and she will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Join Heather Overton, eRYT200, RYT500, Experienced Personal Trainer for this therapeutic yoga workshop designed specifically for the inflexible person in you. Find balance in this workshop which focuses on the specific area of tight hamstrings, calves and hips. This therapeutic sequence will help relieve tension in overstressed and overworked muscles. Learn to stretch properly to enhance performance and keep your body healthy. Regardless of your exercise routine, this is one not to be missed. Receive a copy of the sequence to improve your home practice. Open to all levels of fitness.
Lynne Andrews, certified TriYoga® teacher. This session includes a variety of flowing sequences for lengthening the spine. Back bending poses strengthen the back and open the heart center Sustained forward bends deepen our inward focus, preparing us for deep relaxation. Join us, in the flow.
Immerse yourself in relaxation with Crystal & Tibetan singing bowls played throughout the practice by Sound Healer Robert Austin. You will experience the healing vibrations of Robert’s bowls as you are supported by bolsters, blankets and other props in gentle opening yoga postures. The Restorative Yoga practice is led by certified restorative yoga teacher Nancy MacDonald eRYT500.
You must prepay at least 5 days in advance to guarantee your space. This workshop will fill early. Limited Enrollment due to props requirement.
For information call Nancy MacDonald @ 727-542-0116
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What a great way to spend Valentine’s Day – with someone doing yoga together. Partner Yoga is a great way to feel supported in your yoga practice. It takes you out of your individual practice and into a deep integration with others. Learn safe techniques and appropriate poses for partner yoga. Bring a friend and enjoy!!!
Advanced Registration Required. Late registration and walk-in permitted on a space available basis only with instructor permission.
1:00pm – 3:00pm.
If you do not have someone to bring, or for more information, contact Wanda Howe @727-432-3018.
Laughter Yoga is a blend of yogic deep breathing, easy stretching, guided laughter exercises with intentionally cultivated childlike playfulness. Anyone can laugh. You don’t need a reason nor do you need to feel good first. The health-building laughter can relieve stress, reduce pain, improve lung capacity and is contagious like yawning and is FUN! Unconditional laughter is truly for everyone.
1:00 – 2:00 pm
For information call Anna Laing @ 727-564-1596
With Lisa Recchione, MA, RYT500, RYT, KR1
Winter Solstice Gong Celebration Come celebrate a spectacular event at yoga4all. We will hold a special gong meditation to experience the winter solstice. Winter Solstice is the day of the year when the hours of sun light are the shortest and the hours of moonlight are the longest. All ancient civilizations revered the solstice as a time of heightened celestial energy. The Winter Solstice is a time to bask in the calming, soothing, feminine energy of the moon while anticipating the shift of daylight hours, welcoming the return of the sun and its vitality and strength. Come experience this astrological event while allowing the pure vibrations, and energy of the gong to help you reach a profound state of meditation and healing.
You must experience this event for yourself. No yoga experience required.
To ensure seating please contact Lisa at (727) 595-6036 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also sign up at the studio. Walk-ins are welcome as space will allow.
Wear lose comfortable clothes. We will practice gentle yoga to begin and then the Gong will be played for 45-50 minutes. After class tea and refreshments will be offered.
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