Wed 8:30-9:45 am
A *Christian faith based class incorporates Biblical scripture and prayer into the physical practice of yoga. Sharing the experience of God’s Presence through the practice of yoga in a faith community. It is a time of prayer, a time of worship, a time to simply be present with God in a new way, and experience an increased sense of God’s Presence in the midst of our busy lives.
Each practice opens with scripture and meditation where we come to stillness, allowing us to hear the voice of God. “Be still and know that I am.” (Psalm 46:10). Christian music will be incorporated. In the physical practice, we move into a flowing sequence of postures to create a moving, devotional, worship experience, celebrating the union we have with God. "We connect with the breath of life that fills us with God’s spirit." The flow and moving meditation of the practice enables each student to develop strength, flexibility, body awareness, and to connect with God with an open, clear mind. The practice ends with quiet floor work, a devotional, and a closing prayer. "This is an amazing way to connect our faith with all parts of our lives, leaving the mat more centered and able to carry that connection with us throughout our day."
6 week rotation with Mary Jane Keith
These classes will be held in 6 weeks rotation on Wed mornings at 10-11:30am with Pamela and MJ and Thursday evenings with Elsa from 5:10-6:35p.
These classes are a long, slow, deep style of yoga done on the floor that targets the connective tissues, ligaments, and joints; Generally in the hips, pelvis and spine. It enhances flexibility, range of motion, and allows for stillness of the mind. While initially this style of yoga may seem passive, or soft, yin practice can be challenging due to the long duration of the poses. Posture are held for 3-10 minutes to help rejuvenate and recondition the tissue and allow the body to reach greater depths in a pose.
Yin is a perfect complement to more vigorous styles of yoga or any athletic workout which generally emphasize internal heat and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. It is suitable for all levels - no prior experience is required.
Please note: Yin Yoga is not restorative yoga. Like all yoga practices, if the tissues you are targeting for exercise are damaged in some way, please give yourself a chance to heal before resuming your regular practice.