Few albums ever achieve the unanimous recognition of Pink Floyd’s notorious The Dark Side of the Moon. Released in 1973, the album tackled massive themes including greed, the passage of time, and personal conflict. Sometime in April of '94, an internet user in a Pink Floyd discussion group mentioned that simultaneously playing “The Wizard of Oz” (sans sound, starting at the MGM lion’s third roar) and The Dark Side of the Moon would yield a slew of seemingly synchronized moments.
Matching a movie to an unrelated album can be described as synchronicity. The practice of yoga also lends similar secretive blends in rhythm and in breath; when you least expect them but when you need them the most. Join Erika for an evening of synchronization between all levels yoga, DSotM, and The Wizard of Oz. “I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon…"
Basic Beginners' Yoga
withMelanieHale at W. Spaulding
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This two hour workshop will introduce beginning students to the basics, including: vocabulary, history, philosophy, postures/alignment principles, and breathing techniques of yoga. With the patience and support of Gentle/Restorative instructor Melanie, we'll provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to begin your journey. Existing practitioners also welcomed and encouraged; refine your practice and brush up on your yoga knowledge! There will be time to ask questions, meet new people, and a chance for individual class time with the instructor. Although a room of unfamiliar people and postures can be intimidating, it doesn't have to stop your practice! We are all on our own paths and we all create a practice that is unique to our body and soul.
*After this workshop, you will have the knowledge and confidence to flow in a regularly scheduled class. We invite students to attend our Gentle, Candlelight Gentle, Restorative, and All Levels Vinyasa classes - all held at our West Spaulding Studio.
Cost: $30 | New Students pair with our 30/$30, receive $10 discount Instructor: Melanie Hale
Yin Yoga with Reiki
withFeliciaHilscher at W. Spaulding
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yin Yoga is a passive practice that allows you to sink into your joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia and mind. A great counter to any "yang" practice (power vinyasa, crossfit, boxing, power lifting, etc.), yin poses are often done on the floor and held for 3-5 minutes. Although a quiet practice by nature, yin poses will certainly bring out your body's voice urging you to really tune in and stay connected to yourself. Seated twists will open up energy meridians and hip openers will release any built up tension and emotion. Reiki is a system based on universal energy. This hands-on technique of healing allows energy to flow freely removing any blockages that may be causing emotional or physical pain.
So what can you expect from this Friday evening workshop? Your energy will be moved by the physical yin postures as well as Reiki healing. An introduction into Yin Yoga and Reiki will be given (so no need to fret if you're new to Yin, Reiki, or both!). Felicia (a Level II Reiki Practitioner), will guide you through a 75-minute Yin practice as she provides Reiki to each person (picture yourself with your legs up the wall and your head cradled by a heated ball of energy!). Expect to feel a release during the practice and leave feeling rejauvenated! Bringing a pen and journal is always welcomed! It's a great way to leave your week behind and ring in the weekend!
Note: if you enjoyed Yoga Nidra this class is the right fit for you!
Instructor: Felicia Hilsher
*Class size is limited to 10 people, advanced registration is mandatory.
Beginner’s Arm Balances & Inversions
withSarahKinches at Third Street
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Beginner's Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop is designed to help break down your fears of going upside down. We will lay the groundwork for safe and fun arm balances and inversions. During this two hour workshop we will work on a few different entries into headstand, proper alignment, and ways to exit safely. We're also tackling jumping or floating forward and backward. Crow and side crow, forearm balance, and some handstand prep work will round out this all levels workshop! There is something for everyone to learn. Come fly with us!