Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Dream • Tapping • Stress • Feet
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29*
*No class on Thanksgiving Day
Facilitator: Keri Knutson
Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.
Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by: 10/30
Fridays, November 2, 9, 16, 30*10:00-11:00am
*No class 11/23
All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.
Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.
Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by day before start of class.
Tuesdays, November 13, 279:00 - 10:00am
Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.
Register by 11/11
Saturday, November 17
1:00 - 3:00pm
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
Chakras are vital energy pathways that connect us to the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, to all aspects of ourselves and to the cosmic pulse of Creation. Chakra Rhythms is a moving meditation practice that invokes, awakens and revitalizes our 7 major Chakra centers through a fusion of free flowing movement and spontaneous expression of the physical body. By surrendering to the music and moving from the inside out, we are able to free our natural energy flows and experience how each Chakra makes us feel. The possibility and potential within each Chakra center is waiting to be revealed and released! No dance experience is needed. It is an opportunity to simply Be. Be with yourself in motion to music within community, each having our own personal inner experience and embracing our own healing process.
The intent is to offer a fun, safe and sacred space for all to explore, feel and express fully how their body wants to move and to discover a new way to feel yourself existing in your own body. When we open the flow of our physical being, all other pathways open and all we seek shall be revealed! At the conclusion of Chakra Rhythms we feel an enlightened awareness of our bodies, minds and spirits as well as a connection to our chakra system as a whole. Dress to move and bring a mat or blanket.
We rarely hear the inward music but we are dancing to it nonetheless- Rumi
Register by: 9/13
Monday, December 3
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger
Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.
Register by 11/30*
*Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.
Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27
Register by: 12/4
Fridays, December 7, 14, 21, 2810:00-11:00am
Saturday, January 12
Facilitator: Jennifer Berezan
A daylong silent retreat: weaving chant, meditation, sound meditation, and wisdom teachings. In these challenging times it is crucial to take time out to connect to our own inner peace and wisdom.
Join us as we rest in the timeless practices of chant, song and silent meditation.
Come to recharge, renew, relax, and awaken in the midst of it all.
No singing or meditation experience necessary
Register by 1/6
Office Phone: (815) 877-0118
Fax: (815) 877-0265
3333 Maria Linden Dr.
Rockford, IL 61114
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