Date(s) - August 11, 2015
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Serenity Hatha Yoga for Stress Reduction will be a five session class offered on five consecutive Tuesday evenings from August 4th-September 1st from 7:30-8:30 pm. There will be an optional 30 minute 8:30-9:00 pm time of learning and community sharing as we discuss practical ways to apply stress reduction practices in our daily life.
Our yoga and mindfulness focus for the entire fall season will be taken from the book, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, by Christopher Germer, PhD. Dr. Germer is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
There is no charge for the class as it is a gift from the Crossroads community to our local community. We do encourage that you offer an act of unseen service as a way to bless others and “pay it forward”.
This class will include postures, breath work and meditation with a focus on overall wellness and wholeness of body, mind and spirit. It is a gentle practice with a focus on stress reduction that will benefit beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. The class has been designed with specific, gentle postures and breathing exercises that are now clinically recognized in improving over health and wellness.
The Serenity Prayer is offered each week at the beginning of the yoga practice as a symbol of letting go of those things we cannot control. “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”
All people are welcome without discrimination.
Cathy is a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course. She has also studied with Cynthia Moore (UVA Medical Center) and Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center). She is a certified to teach mindful yoga to children and families (Budding Yogis). She also completed training at the Shalem Institute in leading contemplative small groups and retreats. She is currently teaching Hatha Integral Yoga at Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Clinic in Herndon and at her private studio near Bluemont, VA. Cathy is also a Virginia Master Naturalist and includes images from the natural world as part of each yoga practice.