"Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind." Yoga Sutra 1.2
Yoga Yoga is a practice that uses postures, breathing, and focused attention to achieve a state of equanimity. In all classes, we use the principle of vinyasa (linking breath and movement) to focus our attention. For example: (inhale) raise arms over head, (exhale) fold forward, (inhale) come back to standing, (exhale) lower arms to the side. Classes will include sun salutations to warm the body, standing postures to build strength, balance, and flexibility, and seated/floor work to integrate and calm the nervous system. Most postures can be modified to either decrease or increase the intensity of the practice. Yoga is an individual practice, the goal of which is to bring awareness to the body, mind, and emotions. It is not a competition, and there is no perfect pose. Everybody is unique -- each breath and each practice is an opportunity to inquire, to explore, and to open. Open Practice Open practice is a quiet open space where one can work on his/her own individual yoga practice. There is no guided instruction. Rather, this is an opportunity to cultivate a personal practice, explore poses in more depth and allow for the internal teacher to guide you. Please join us in this informal community yoga practice!
Mom & Baby Yoga with Hunter and Willow! Having a new baby is a beautiful experience and a LOT of work! It will be stressful, chaotic, and exciting all at once. In my experience, I have struggled at times or been overwhelmed by the day, but found my balance, joy and happiness in the end. A major effort in my healing both physically and mentally has been Yoga, whose definition is actually “unity.” It is this unity, healing, and connection that I would like to help create and explore through this series.
Mom & Baby Yoga is meant for ALL mothers regardless of physical skill level or prior experience. Instead, the focus will be on bringing our mind, body, and spirit back into a state of balance. It will be an integration of movements to release tension in the neck, back, and shoulders, and overall will focus on regaining our post-partum strength. Throughout the classes, we will bond with our baby through shared movement and enjoy a comfortable and fun space to explore touch, song, and dance with the wee one!
Most importantly, these classes will be a time where we can get out and connect with other mothers in the community and learn together. Each class, we will share a nutritious and yummy “New Mother” tea blend while we share our experiences of motherhood. Through community, yoga, and conversation, my goal for this yoga series will be to provide new mothers with tools to help themselves THRIVE during a difficult and exciting time in life! - Hunter
Come prepared with yummy snacks if baby is eating , a favorite toy , a soft blanket and an open heart!
Babies 6 weeks to crawling! With doctors permission