Studies are showing the benefits of children having regular meditation to combat stress and anxiety in our fast paced world.
Children learn by watching, special classes available for children meditation. (Good for parents to join too!)
Tuesdays at 4pm Childrens Meditation: 30 minute meditation $20
Meditation for stress, anxiety, grounding, relaxation, sleeping.
Be guided through a meditation for what can benefit you in your daily life.
For a specific type of meditation request ahead of time!
Mondays at 4pm Minor Meditation: 30 minute relaxation or stress relief meditation $20
Wednesdays at 830pm Major Meditation: 1 hour meditation with gift begins, September 11 $200 for 6 weeks
Yoga practices allow for movement as gentle or strenuous as you desire to promote blood flow, increased flexibility, promotes mental and emotional health, all around makes you happier.
Wednesdays at 12:30pm Buddha Yoga: 45 min of gentle yoga with Jessica and buddha bowls for lunch to go. $20
Wednesdays at 7:00pm Aum Restore This restorative yoga and meditation practice will allow you the time to slow down, relax, and be with yourself. $12 (STARTS April17)
Fridays 7:30pm unWINEd Yoga: 1 hour of yoga incorporating wine or craft beer into your poses with Melissa. $20
October 2019: 5 weeks thursday nights $80
March 2020: 4 weeks Thursday Nights $70
June 2020: 4 weeks Thursday Nights $70
All workshops run from 7pm-8:30pm.
Ayurveda and Yoga are two sister practices that originated in India over 5000 years ago. Combining these two practices offers a complete system of well-being for body, mind, and consciousness, unlike any other elsewhere in the world.
This workshop is designed to give you the knowledge to understand how this unique system of medicine works, and be able to apply it to yourself and loved ones. We will also discuss the ‘Vata Dosha’ which is prevalent in the fall/winter season.
You will have an opportunity to continue this knowledge throughout the year with 2 additional workshops that complete these teachings.
Ayurveda is an approach that takes into account our individual body, mind and circumstances. It’s not a "one fits all" principle.
Reserve a mat in advance to guarantee a spot.
Our brain plays a phenomenal role in carrying out daily tasks. Our ability to respond, comprehend, perceive and function well is related to the health of our brain. Yet most of us do not realize that like every other organ in the body, the brain needs nourishment and energy every day.
In this Yoga class, we will use pranayama (breath work), asana (postures), and meditation to integrate the right and left sides of the brain; overall enhancing the function of the brain. Exercising our brains will allow us to relieve stress, increase mental clarity, increase creativity, and allows us to feel more balanced.
Thursday April 25 at 7pm
Friday May 10 at 7pm
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This class welcomes you with a warm cozy atmosphere, with lit candles, aromatherapy, and a yoga bed complete with blankets, bolsters, eye pillow, and warm towels.
Restorative postures are held for medium to long lengths of time to allow the body to stretch gradually and gently, allowing the mind to deeply relax.
Thai Yoga Massage, Reflexology, and Indian Head Massage accompany these postures, making this feel like the ultimate Spa-like Yoga experience. Come ready for a blissful yoga indulgence and leave ready for a deep sleep!
Recommended for everyone who needs some self-love and self-care.
Tuesday May 14 7:00 - 8:00pm
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Studies have shown its benefits in reducing anxiety, even years after the initial 8-week course. Research has also shown that mindfulness meditation, in contrast to attending to the breath only, can reduce anxiety – and that these changes seem to be mediated through the brain regions associated with those self-referential (“me-centered”) thoughts. Mindfulness meditation has also been shown to help people with social anxiety disorder: a Stanford University team found that MBSR brought about changes in brain regions involved in attention, as well as relief from symptoms of social anxiety.
Having problems concentrating isn’t just a kid thing – it affects millions of grown-ups as well, with an ADD diagnosis or not. Interestingly but not surprisingly, one of the central benefits of meditation is that it improves attention and concentration: One study found that just a couple of weeks of meditation training helped people’s focus and memory during the verbal reasoning section of the GRE. In fact, the increase in score was equivalent to 16 percentile points, which is nothing to sneeze at. Since the strong focus of attention (on an object, idea, or activity) is one of the central aims of meditation, it’s not so surprising that meditation should help people’s cognitive skills on the job, too – but it’s nice to have science confirm it. And everyone can use a little extra assistance on standardized tests.
Naturality is to live according to our nature and walk our own path. Naturality doesn’t belong to any specific culture, religion or a spiritual tradition. On the path of Naturality, anything relevant to human life including religion, spirituality, science, arts, business, politics, sports, and arts becomes a door to understanding the fullness of life. The foundation of Naturality is science because science is the language through which this new world culture communicates and it is the lens through which it sees. Science has the ability to connect us, regardless of race, color, language or culture. It pervades all aspects of global life including economics, health, politics, education and art.
Studies across the globe have found that meditation can reduce the likelihood of depression symptoms, in .
One study states that mindfulness meditation may be effective to treat depression and anxiety to a similar degree as antidepressant drug therapy.
Relaxation and meditation are one in the same, it's not about concentration but rather not concentrating. It's about not focusing on thoughts but letting your thoughts go and allowing yourself to connect on a deeper level.
Sleep and Dream
Death and Dying
Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. During your first class, you probably won't be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you'll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You'll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear. That's no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause back pain. And inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue, such as fascia and ligaments, can cause poor posture.
Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in elderly people. And when you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility. If you just went to the gym and lifted weights, you might build strength at the expense of flexibility.
Your head is like a bowling ball—big, round, and heavy. When it's balanced directly over an erect spine, it takes much less work for your neck and back muscles to support it. Move it several inches forward, however, and you start to strain those muscles. Hold up that forward-leaning bowling ball for eight or 12 hours a day and it's no wonder you're tired. And fatigue might not be your only problem. Poor posture can cause back, neck, and other muscle and joint problems. As you slump, your body may compensate by flattening the normal inward curves in your neck and lower back. This can cause pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine.
Yoga lowers cortisol levels. If that doesn't sound like much, consider this. Normally, the adrenal glands secrete cortisol in response to an acute crisis, which temporarily boosts immune function. If your cortisol levels stay high even after the crisis, they can compromise the immune system. Temporary boosts of cortisol help with long-term memory, but chronically high levels undermine memory and may lead to permanent changes in the brain. Additionally, excessive cortisol has been linked with major depression, osteoporosis (it extracts calcium and other minerals from bones and interferes with the laying down of new bone), high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. In rats, high cortisol levels lead to what researchers call "food-seeking behavior" (the kind that drives you to eat when you're upset, angry, or stressed). The body takes those extra calories and distributes them as fat in the abdomen, contributing to weight gain and the risk of diabetes and heart attack.
Feeling sad? Sit in Lotus. Better yet, rise up into a backbend or soar royally into King Dancer Pose. While it's not as simple as that, one study found that a consistent yoga practice improved depression and led to a significant increase in serotonin levels and a decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase (an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters) and cortisol. At the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson, Ph.D., found that the left prefrontal cortex showed heightened activity in meditators, a finding that has been correlated with greater levels of happiness and better immune function. More dramatic left-sided activation was found in dedicated, long-term practitioners.
An important component of yoga is focusing on the present. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores. People who practice Transcendental Meditation demonstrate the ability to solve problems and acquire and recall information better—probably because they're less distracted by their thoughts, which can play over and over like an endless tape loop.