Hello, Dear Yoga Friends!
I hope you’ve enjoyed a bit of rest in the middle of all that yummy gratitude this Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve listed reminders and new yoga practice opportunities below: Restorative, Prayer of Breath & Body, and Benefit Classes.
I hope to see you in the studio.
The Catholic Yogi
Restorative Yoga Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 1
1:00 – 3:00pm
Restorative Yoga Workshop will be a time of rest and renewal. Restorative Yoga was pioneered by Judith Hanson Lasater who explains that “restorative yoga is active relaxation. It makes use of props to create positions of ease and comfort that facilitate relaxation and health.” In this workshop we will warm the body by moving through a short, gentle yoga practice, learn and explore various restorative postures, and enjoy the benefits of an extended guided relaxation. What you learn in this workshop will become the foundation for your continued self-care throughout the busy holiday season and beyond. All levels welcome; no prior yoga experience required.
A minimum number of students is required to hold the workshop. Please register by visiting the Mind Body Align website, searching the Mind Body App, or visiting the contact page.
Prayer of Breath & Body: A Moving Meditation for the Holidays
Saturday, Dec. 15
1:00 – 2:30pm
Prayer of Breath & Body is a God-Centered Yoga practice that embraces gentle asana (yoga posture) and pranayama (breathing practices) as a way of spending time in Divine Presence. The Holidays present a wonderful opportunity to make this yoga class a prayer of thanksgiving, celebration, praise, adoration, awe, worship, surrender, healing, and restoration.
Our time together will begin with a short discussion on prayer and yoga practice, and how to develop a prayer practice unique to you. We’ll apply what we discover to our moving meditation, and end with a few restorative postures, as well as deep relaxation.
Prayer of Breath & Body is an all-embracing event; people of all faiths and belief systems, as well as those with none, are welcome, and no prior yoga or prayer experience is required.
This is a donation-based class. All monetary gifts will support the Mind Body Align Charitable Fund.
Yoga for Life Benefit Classes: Two Opportunities for Giving
Monday, Dec. 10
7:00 – 8:30pm
No Limits Studio
Wednesday, Dec. 12
9:45 – 11:15am
Our benefit classes strive to support local charities and non-profit organizations. However, there are times in which we need to reach out to our wider community. This session all Yoga for Life classes will benefit the survivors of abuse. All financial donations collected will be given to support SNAP: Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests. Learn more at snapnetwork.org.
Yoga for Life is an easy-going all-levels donation-based class. We will engage in a mindful exploration of breathing and moving that will not only benefit our bodies, minds, and spirits, but will also benefit the members of our broader community through our donations. Take your yoga practice off the mat and join in the giving!
Keep in mind, you need not donate to attend the class, and you do not need to attend the class in order to donate.