Hike Yoga & Meditate (Earth Day)

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Yoga practitioners across the country celebrate Earth Day as a practice that relates to AHIMSA, the yogic principle of non-harming!
Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to explore this mind-set, as we look for ways to give back to our life-sustaining planet. Learn how to green your yoga practice plus our favorite yoga poses.
This is an intimate group hike and yoga capped at 15 people, so reserve your spot now. Message me if you plan on attending.
Event includes a guided hike with trail facts, awareness of conservation efforts, yoga, meditation, and trail snack.
A liability waiver will be provided at the start of the hike. A signed waiver is required for participation. Youth under 18 years of age must have a guardian’s signature to participate. Youth must have a guardian or adult present to participate.
Meet at the Conservation Building at noonish. 
Bring a mat and water.
(All Yoga Levels)
This is a FREE class

Fearless Warriors at Any Age

 

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We want you to know that whether you are turning thirty (or forty, or eighty!) or even if you just want to practice in a stronger, more resilient way, you are not alone.  In this two part workshop, you will find your feet, develop strong legs, increase abdominal strength , and develop a strong home practice.

Pre-registration required. Contact conniepease@hotmail.com or 217-620-3306 for more details.  RYTs receive 4 hours continuing education credits for each weekend, applicable towards Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements.

 

Weekend # 2 

April 8th Sunday 1-5

Themes:

  1. Community and Connection-KNEES AND HIPS
  2. Be the Change- SHOULDERS
  3. Find Strength through your FEET
  4. Steady is the New Strong- LEGS
  5. Have faith, Abdominal Strength
  6.  Let Practice

Cost $25.00

 

Snowflake Dogma of Yoga

 

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Everyone knows that no two snowflakes are exactly alike even though they look similar , and this is true for bodies after all we are not cookie cutters.  While we all have the same bones, muscles and joints; the shape of those bones, the flexibility and strength of the muscles are different for each of us.  That means each of us is are unique, with different movement possibilities.   It is important to understand what keeps you from doing a particular movement or posture, in order to practice safely and therapeutically. This series will introduce you to Biomechanics of yoga.

Beyond Yoga Alignment:
Biomechanics, Posture, and Performance

Pre-registration is required.  Contact conniepease@hotmail.com for details or 217-620-3306    RYTs receive 7 hours continuing education credits for each weekend, applicable towards Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements.

Weekend #1:   Hips,Knees and Ankles

Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.

  • Anatomy of the hip, knee and ankle joints
  • Discussion and assessment of the movements available in these joints
  • Sequencing suggestions for group classes and home practice
  • Tips for keeping these joints safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
  • Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice

March 9-10, 2018 at the BarnStudio

Friday 5:30 to 8:30, Saturday 1:00 to 5:00

Cost is $50

Weekend #2:  The Shoulders, Elbows and Wrist

Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.

  • Anatomy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints
  • Discussion and assessment of the movements available in these joints
  • Sequencing suggestions for group classes and home practice
  • Tips for keeping these joints safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
  • Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice

April 13-14, 2018 at the Barn Studio

Friday 5:30 to 8:30, Saturday 1:00 to 5:00

Cost is $50

Weekend #3:   The Spine

Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.

  • Anatomy and developmental stages of the spine
  • Discussion and assessment of spinal movements
  • Spinal orientation to gravity – sequencing and practice
  • The breath and the spine
  • Tips for keeping the spine safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
  • Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice

May 11-12 2018 at Barn Studio

Friday 5:30 to 8:30, Saturday 1:00 to 5:00

Cost is $50