Growing

Greetings, Fellow Yogis!

Today begins the pause between winter sessions, which is a perfect opportunity to step out of our routines and see the world from a different perspective.  Since we won’t be in the studio this week, consider practicing at home at your regular class time, set yourself a slower pace, and become curious about your practice, looking at it from a new perspective.

The last few weeks we’ve considered what it means to “grow a yoga pose.”  As you practice, let the breath be the guide and follow the inhalations into length and space, and follow the exhalations to find depth and strength.  You might just fall in the love with some brand new shapes!

There is one opportunity for studio practice this week, and that is the Yoga for Life Benefit Class, this Thursday from 9:30 – 10:30am.  Please click here for the details regarding this, as well as the second session of winter quarter yoga.  Scroll through the offerings to find the class that’s best for you.

Happy Practicing!

The Catholic Yogi

 

New Class Schedule

Hi, Yoga Friends!

Please read below, or select “Yoga Class Schedule” from the menu above to view the new classes for Autumn 2016.  I hope to see you in the studio.

Happy Practicing!

The Catholic Yogi

Autumn Yoga 2016

with Amy Secrist

New Classes & New Locations ~   Happy Autumn!  The new season has brought new opportunities our way.  In addition to workshops and old favorites, Restorative Yoga will be offered at The Butterfly House, Veterans Yoga will be held at AmVets, and All-Levels Gentle Yoga will be held at No Limits Studio.  Read through the class offerings and find what works for you.  Please remember that you are welcome to try your first class for free to see if it’s a good fit before committing to a session or planning to drop-in again.


Special One-Time Classes

Yoga for Life Benefit Class ~ Catholic Charities

Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30 – 8:00m
No Limits Studio.   No set fee.
Donations of fresh produce encouraged.

Yoga for Life is an easy-going all-levels 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 community through our donations. You are enthusiastically invited to give items that will support the Catholic Charities H.O.P.E Food Pantry in Mansfield, Ohio.  Non-perishable food items are always accepted, as well as fresh produce during the harvest season.  You are also welcome to give a monetary donation. No amount is too small.  Visit catholiccharitiesnwo.org to learn more about their mission.  No pre-registration is needed, and you need not participate in class in order to donate!

Veterans Yoga

Saturday, Sept. 24
10:30 – 11:30am
Am Vets, Mansfield, Post #26
Free

Veterans Yoga in Richland County was started by Dale Warren as a way to support veterans and their families.  Area teachers take turns leading free weekly classes.  My class will focus on mindful breathing and moving, the relationship between the body and mind, and the ways in which a regular yoga practice can help relieve stress and rediscover a sense of balance and ease in daily life, as well as in particularly stressful circumstances.  To find out more, please email questions to Dale at veteransyoga@aol.com and keep in touch with veterans yoga via facebook.


Workshops

Introduction to Power Yoga, Beginners

Saturday, Oct. 8
1:00 – 3:30pm, The Butterfly House
$25

This workshop is designed for students who have never participated in power yoga classes before.  So don’t be shy, everyone will be in the same boat!  In fact, no prior yoga experience is required.  We will learn proper breathing techniques, foundational poses that make up the sun salutations, safe ways of moving and breathing, how to link one pose to the next, and helpful tips to slip into relaxation.

*Power yoga is a physically demanding practice; please check with your health care provider before attending if you have any concerns.

Restorative Yoga

Saturday, Dec. 10
9:00 – 11:30am, The Butterfly House
$25

Restorative Yoga workshop is for all levels, including beginners, and all styles, including Ashtanga-based Power Yoga.  The workshop will offer a respite from the daily grind and the heightened sense of urgency that tends to sneak up on us during this time of year.  A gentle yoga practice will warm and relax the body and center the mind.  Afterwards we will learn and then practice supportive and healing postures that promote well-being and restore a sense of balance to our body and mind.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring along any props you like, such as bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks.  Please contact your health care provider to discuss concerns and your readiness to attend.


Weekly Classes

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga*, Beginners & Beyond

Saturday Mornings, 7:00 – 8:15am
6 week session:  Oct. 15 – Nov. 19
The Butterfly House
$50 for the session, or $12 drop-in

This 75 minute morning yoga class will explore postures and breathing techniques that cultivate ease and openness, strength and flexibility, awareness and contentment. Utilizing the principles of Ashtanga Yoga while following our body’s internal rhythms and wisdom, we will find support where we are weak and inspiration where we are strong.  Beginners & Beyond focuses on the fundamentals of power yoga, as well as explores modifications and variations on the traditional practice.  Come with an open mind and a big heart. All levels welcome!

*This is a physically demanding practice; please consult your health care provider before attending if you have any concerns.

Restorative Yoga

Thursday Mornings, 10:00 – 11:00am
4 week session:  Oct. 6 – Oct. 27
The Butterfly House
$28 for the session, or $10 drop-in

Restorative Yoga is for all levels and all styles, especially those of us who are limited by injury, illness, chronic arthritis, or joint replacements.  A gentle yoga practice will warm and relax the body and center the mind.  We will explore supportive and healing postures that promote well-being and restore a sense of balance.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring along any props you like, such as bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks.  Chairs will be available for those of us who will not be practicing seated postures on the floor.  Please contact your health care provider to discuss concerns and your readiness to attend.

Gentle Yoga ~ All Leves

Mondays Mornings, 10:00 – 11:00am
1st 6 week session:  Sept. 19 – Oct. 24
2nd 6 week session:  Nov. 7 – Dec. 12
No Limits Studio
$42 for each session, or $10 drop-in

Gentle Yoga will explore mindful breathing and moving, foundational yoga poses, and deep relaxation.  Easy-going, invigorating, & restorative.  All levels welcome!

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga*

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
1st 6 week session: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24
2nd 6 week session:  Nov. 7 – Dec. 12
No Limits Studio
$60 for each session, or $15 drop-in

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga is grounded in the Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition.  This is a 90 minutes class designed to build strength and flexibility through vigorous movement and use of the ujjayi (victorious) breath. We will spend time working on individual poses, as well as cultivating the “flow,” linking movement to movement through the breath, which is one of the joys of vinyasa (moving and breathing at the same time on purpose). We will learn modifications that support us where we are weak and ones that challenge us where we are strong. *This class is open to beginners, however, it is not recommended for those recovering from illness or injury. Please be prepared to work hard, as many of the sequences are physically demanding.


Locations

No Limits Studio:
Upper Level, 106 Delaware St., Lexington, Ohio 44903
419-545-1148; nolimitsstudio.com
(Keep in mind, the studio is located at the top of a large flight of stairs.)

The Butterfly House:
20 N. Mulberry St., Mansfield, Ohio, 44902
mindbodyalign.com

AmVets Post#26:
1100 W. 4th St., Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Keep in touch with Dale Warren’s Veterans Yoga on Facebook


Pre-Registration

You may pre-register for class and secure your place by mailing your payment to Amy Secrist. Please email amysecrist6@gmail.com for mailing address. Simply state the class you wish to register for in the memo line.

Contact

Feel free to email questions or comments to amysecrist6@gmail.com.

Yoga Class Reminders

Hello, Yoga Friends,

Just a reminder our Monday yoga classes are on a one-week break and will not meet August 1st.

We will meet for our final summer classes August 8th and 15th.  Hope to see you there.  Until then,

Happy Practicing!

The Catholic Yogi

Yoga for Kids (Designed for ages 4 – 9)

Mondays, 9:30-10:15am, No Limits Studio (A)
June 20, 27; July 18, 25; Aug. 8, 15
$25 per participant for the summer or $5 drop-in.

Yoga for Kids is a 45 minute class dedicated to the child’s yoga journey.  Parents, grandparents, caregivers, older and younger siblings are invited to share the joys of mindful breathing and moving. Each class will explore a different imaginative landscape. Come breathe, laugh, and play! (Geared for ages 4 – 9, but all are welcome.  Baby siblings are invited to hangout in mom or dad’s arms and enjoy the vibe.)

{Pre-registration highly encouraged as space is limited. Contact amysecrist6@gmail.com}

 

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga (Beginners Welcome)

Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm, No Limits Studio (A)
June 20, 27; July 18, 25; Aug. 8, 15
$55 for the Summer or $10 drop-in.

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga is grounded in the traditional Ashtanga tradition.  This is a focused, 60-minute, short-form class designed to build strength and flexibility through vigorous movement and use of the ujjayi (victorious) breath. We will spend time working on individual poses, as well as cultivating the “flow,” linking movement to movement through the breath, which is one of the joys of vinyasa (moving and breathing at the same time on purpose). We will learn modifications that support us where we are weak and ones that challenge us where we are strong. This class is open to beginners, however, it is not recommended for those recovering from illness or injury. Please be prepared to work hard, as many of the sequences are physically demanding.

{Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact amysecrist6@gmail.com}