Date(s) - January 20, 2015
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Serenity Hatha Yoga for Stress Reduction will be a weekly six session class offered on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 pm at Crossroads United Methodist Church beginning January 20 and concluding February 24th.
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.
Educational hands outs are offered to apply stress reduction practices in daily life. The Serenity Prayer is offered each week at the beginning of the yoga practice as a symbol of engaging and letting go. “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 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 Oatlands Historic House and Gardens (Nature and Yoga at Oatlands). Cathy is also a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist and includes images from the natural world as part of each yoga practice.