In this workshop, Ashley will begin class with an easy guided vinyasa and meditation before sitting down with Whitney to learn how the japa mala is made. She will go into the history and meaning of the mala as well as how it is used in meditation and mindfulness!
Join us as we come together to share space, practice together and help bring the life-changing gift of yoga to those who need it most. This will be a donation based, all levels, vinyasa class with an intention toward supporting addiction recovery. From helping veterans calm the body and mind to supporting long-term recovery from addiction and eating disorders, you can help Give Back Yoga share the transformational power of yoga with the world….one person at a time.
$20 Suggested Minimum Donation
NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH CLASS
Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
In September, yoga studios nationwide are coming together to increase awareness and understanding surrounding substance abuse and offer hope to those who are suffering.
Join us in changing the dialogue surrounding drug and alcohol addiction - from one of isolation to one of community and growth. Every dollar raised goes directly toward teaching Ashtanga yoga classes in treatment centers and providing yoga tuition scholarships for individuals in recovery.
$20 Suggested Minimum Donation
When was the last time you were at a point in your life where you were fearful? Facing adversity, felt trapped in a state of darkness, not knowing how to pull yourself out? When facing moments that occur in life where we feel stuck, many of us can forget the strength and courage that lies deep within the depths of our heart and soul. Our self-trust with our decision making and self-love can begin to feel heavily unbalanced and nearly forgotten entirely. Finding your strength in darkness is a class aimed to rekindle the fire of our inner strength, self-love, and self-trust. Blind folded, executing specific asanas and moving through seated, standing, and balance postures, we can begin to again learn how to trust ourselves in darkness, carrying this trust off the mat and applying it when we come face to face with the dark spots in our purposeful life journey.
Japa (sanskrit meaning: recitation) Mala (sanskrit meaning: garland) - A Japa Mala is a string of 108 prayer beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists along with other religions. Here in the west, they are made and used in meditation. In this workshop, I'd like to take you through the origin and meaning of the prayer beads, correlation of the color beads to the chakras, assembly, cleansing and finally, using them in meditation!
You will be led through a 30 minute meditation and after coming back to the room, we will bust out the paints! Beginning the painting after the meditation allows for the painting to be directly influenced by the emotions you are feeling. You will allow the state you are in to influence what comes out of the end of the brush. The colors you choose and the designs you create will directly correlate with the emotions that arose during meditation. The painting that comes from this exercise might bear no resemblance to the body at all; it might be completely abstract with swirling colors, light and dark patches, areas of movement and heavy, static areas. This is meant to bring lightness, fun and interest into meditation! No need to be an artist... let the zen take over.