Practical Meditation For The Real World

Nov 10th: Beginners Guided Meditation

Zen principles in plain English. In this practice, we’ll create some internal space and begin to retain autonomy over our focus and attention, a very powerful skill during the holidays. Grab a comfortable seat and let’s begin.

Nov 17th: Meditation of Gratitude

Cultivating Joy!

Donation  Based

Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Master Class

 

 

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COMING SOON:

October 22nd, 2020

Location: Decatur Athletic Club

Fee: 80.00

Time: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Master Class is a well-rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. The Master Class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines.  In a Power Yoga Master Class, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit from the Master Class.

3-hour class:

  • 1-hour lecture about basic philosophy and fundamentals
  • 2-hour physical practice incorporating principles from the lecture (rockin’ Power Yoga class)

 

Biography 

Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in the late 1980s. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.

His mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi (a practitioner of yoga). At age 14, Bryan uprooted from his native Detroit home to make a life change in Hawaii. He moved to live with his father, a doctor, who understood the benefits of yoga. Like many of us, Bryan originally thought yoga was nothing more than strange contortions, but that changed when his father introduced him to a physical style of yoga called Ashtanga. This appealed to him immediately, and he soon observed great changes

in himself, both physically and mentally. Yoga quickly became his passion, one that would take him to India for a year to study with the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. He has been continuing on his yoga path ever since.

Bryan founded and teaches at his studio in Santa Monica, CA. He also teaches at workshops and retreats around the world, and he provides an intensive teacher training program. His most recent endeavor is PowerYoga OnLine. This on-line tool features streaming video of Bryan’s classes in Santa Monica, which are recorded live and streamed to students around the world.  For articles by Bryan and more information about Power Yoga, visit PowerYoga.com.

 

 

Sept. 5th -Oct 10th Warrior Yoga, Beginner to Moderate

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This is a 6-week yoga series that explores the warrior asanas (poses). Within this session, we will cultivate strength from the feet up. As we flow through class, we will build heat and familiarity within the body.
Be a warrior, not a worrier in the present moment on your yoga mat. 💪
Can’t start the first week? No problem!
You can start any Thursday within the 6-week duration. Each class you take will build knowledge and create a familiarity with the breath and poses.Price: $5.00 per class (paid when you attend)
Class is 60 minutes long, level beginner to moderate.

To sign up mark “Going” on the event date you would like at attend.
Spread the word and share the event. 🙏🏼♥️

 

Yoga and Wine

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Summer Event
Come and Unwind Every Tuesday Evening and Experience a fun twist with Vino and Vinyasa.
After class, we will enjoy a glass of wine from The Decanter Fine Wine & Spirits.
Class Fee- $5.00
Must be 21 years of age …

 

 

 

 

 

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MoonLight Yoga

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MOON LIGHT YOGA The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

 

 

WHEN:
August 12 ……8pm   Jeff Hunt

Sept. 16……….8pm  Connie Pease

 

WHERE:
The Devon amphitheater
On the stage

WHAT:
A relaxing but challenging 70 minute Yoga practice with Jeff Hunt and Connie Pease. Jeff will be teaching the first 2 classes and Connie the 3rd.

Bring your mat……the Park District will have some blocks / straps and some yoga blankets. Free and open to the community.

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Your Teacher

My teacher is my life experiences and my teacher has taught me that “the harder you are on anything, the faster you destroy it.” So in pushing your body hard to achieve the generic prototype, the body is abused. Yes, you will get bigger and stronger or more flexible as the body responds to the abuse, but we are actually damaging ourselves and end up breaking ourselves down instead of building ourselves up. We still do not have proof that prettier, skinnier, stronger or more flexible people are healthier or happier. Yet if all you know pertaining to fitness is to push and be aggressive (“no pain, no gain”), then you will actually be doing this in your yoga practice, rendering it malevolent. So, let’s bring some awareness into our yoga practice, so we are not breaking ourselves down but building ourselves up.  Byran Kest

2019 Yoga at the Library

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Calendar for Instructors

 

June

4 Krista Rasar

11 Kelly Sibthrop

18 Sue Weinstein

25 Nikki Hebert

July

2 Hope OConnor

9 Sue McElroy

16 Connie Pease

23 Sue Weinstein

30 Nikki Hebert

August

6 Kelly Sibthorp

13 Connie Pease

20 Sue Weinstein

27 Jeff Hunt

September

3 Connie Pease

10 Sue McElroy

17 Kathleen Owen

24 Nikki Hebert

October

1 Sue Weinstein

8 Kelly Sibthrop

15 Connie Pease

22 Jeff Hunt

29 Nikki Hebert

November

5 Connie Pease

12 Connie Pease

19 Sue Weinstein

26 Ginny Fitzjarrald

December

3 Jeff Hunt

10 Sue Weinstein

17 Connie Pease

26 No Class

31 No Class

 

 

 

 

RENTAL INFORMATION

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The Barn Studio ( Yoga at Connies) welcomes classes & events in the arts, movement, healing & transformation and is available to rent for your classes, workshops, group meetings, small performances and events. Starting in October….

With 1200 square feet of teaching space, Refurbished barn, beautiful natural light, an additional prop/cloak room, and entry lobby . The Barn offers a warm, simple and quiet space. The Barn is located on the Pease Family Farm . It is a place filled with life, laughter, connecting with each other, and inquiring within.

Amenities: We have 20 folding chairs, 25 bolsters, 50 woolen blankets, cotton blankets, straps, blocks, wedges, eye pillows, and an Bose docking station. The studio has various lighting options from cozy to bright. A small lobby with sign-in desk,  and 1 Restroom is available.

Rates: Call for pricing.

Special Weekend and Daylong Rates for workshops.

Attendance: We estimate that the room can comfortably hold about 30 people for yoga and about 45 for seated events.

Ample parking is available at the building.

Advertising: We are happy to include your class or event in our newsletter , e-news and on our website, as long as we receive your information prior to printing/posting dates.

Insurance: Yoga/movement instructors & therapists/healers need to carry professional liability insurance which names the studio as additional insured—contact us for specifications. Others generally do not need insurance to rent the space. Note: Insurance is required for some types of events. Please contact us for details.

Cleaning: You are responsible for leaving the studio as you found it. Renters need to plan time to clean up the studio after a workshop, performance or event.

Pets: Please no pets in the studio unless it is an assistance animal.

The owner, Connie Pease, reserves the right to partake in events, workshops, and classes held at the studio free of charge.

Contact Connie for more info -217-620-3306