Date(s) - February 6, 2018
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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What we’ll do
We practice an unlimited welcome including interfaith and secular friends.
We welcome first timers to yoga, our ongoing friends and experienced yoga practitioners.
The evidenced-based classes are designed to cultivate meditative and compassionate presence in body, mind and soul translating into daily life and relationships. Each class is a stand alone but attendance at each class is encouraged for increased benefit. We will focus on breathing (pranayama) and asanas (postures) that will increase flexibility and core strength with modifications for more advanced learning. Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation) will close out our class as an evidenced-based practice proven to increase inner peace, calmness and stress reduction.
“These four (breathing, postures, meditation and guided visualization) components (of yoga) are complementary with the outcome of: physical and mental fitness, management of emotions and stress, mind-body awareness, mindfulness and spirituality.” Harvard Medical School Special Report
We can accommodate a larger group in the community yoga practice as a journey inward, together and outward.
An optional silent, candlelight meditative time will be offered from 7-7:20 before class begins at 7:30 pm.
There is no charge for this class as it is a gift from the Crossroads Imagine community believing the world is changed as we become more calm and responsive in our circle of influence.
We believe growth in compassion, forgiveness, service and inner wisdom can change the world one person, family and community at a time. To learn more about Imagine Well Being and the vision for all these offerings, please visit our website at liveimagining.com.
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 course and has studied with 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 leads workshops for 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.
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