Friday, 12/20, 7-8:15pm, SILENT NIGHT MEDITATION with Kate Moyer, $10
Come rest in and observe the holiday season in the beauty of silence and candlelight. This practice will begin with a restorative pose and breath work to calm and still the body and mind. The evening will continue with music and readings and will center on the power of silence to help us listen and reflect. We will end with a meditation based on centering prayer. Give yourself a gift this season by making room for a silent night where all is calm.
Sunday 12/29/13, 3-4:30pm ”Yoga Nidra w/ AcuDetox” with Robbie Short and Ann Coffey $30
Some of you may remember Ann Coffey. She was a much loved teacher at Half Moon Yoga until she decided to relocate & work for an acupuncturist in Green Hills. She is now an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. AcuDetox is a specialized form of acupuncture that has been shown to significantly decrease cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol abuse, substance abuse, nicotine and even other abuses such as sugar. It reduces anxiety, insomnia, agitations and even lessons relapses. This procedure uses needles in the ears. A general session allows you to take rest around 30-45 minutes…think of a long savasana! This is why we are creating a practice to blend acudetox with yoga nidra. Yoga Nidra has been coined “the fine art of relaxation”. Its a 45 minute guided savasana that truly is heavenly. You can literally feel the nervous system shutting down and pockets of tension dissolving away the more you let go. *This practice requires some basic medical history for Ann such as history of high blood pressure, etc. so its very important you let us know in advance so we can gather the information we need before this date. Perfect timing to detox from the holiday sweets or over consumption of food, alcohol, or family!
New Year’s Day Celebration with Robbie Short
9:30am Blissful Flow on New Year’s Day will be focused upon celebrating the arrival of the new year, 2014! On this particular day the entire 2013 year will be officially behind us and even though we want to take our life lessons forward, we want to leave the past behind. This practice will bring us into the present moment and as we do so we will be encouraged to stand strong on our own two feet to face what lies ahead. New year-new you! $20
11am Crystal Bowl Meditation on The New Year, 11am-noon
Robbie will lead a meditation concerning the new year followed by a crystal bowl meditation. During the meditation, one can sit or lie down to take in the healing vibrations. We have enjoyed having the bowls temporarily in the studio and this will be our last time to use them since they will be returning to their former home. These bowls have become a favorite with many of our students and we look fwd to sharing this experience with you. Donation 0r $10
Both for $25
Linda led a workshop with the basic outline of all the 7 chakras and now Robbie will detail the first chakra which governs the legs, feet, bones, area of elimination, etc. We will not only have a full discussion about the first chakra and its physical, psychological, emotional & spiritual components but we will also explore a full yoga practice dedicated to these areas as well as discuss how to create more balance by using sacred sound, color therapy, affirmations, mantras, mudras, yantras AND MORE! This will be a physical as well as informational workshop so you are invited to bring your journals/pens to take notes to carry home. If this feels like the area in which you are stuck or the place where you accumulate stress…this is the workshop for you! There is a direct communication from our body if we just pay attention. This will build your awareness to a whole new arena on how to pinpoint how life is showing up in your body.
Sunday 1/12/13, 3-5pm, “Restorative Yoga with Live Music” by Robbie Short & Massood Taj $30
January is embedded in winter which is the most YIN of all the seasons. Its truly a time to slow down and go inward to rebuild balance as well as to recharge. We will focus around a personal samskara (affirmative statement or resolution) during the practice while we chill out and are warmed by blankets and sonic sounds played by Massood. Massood has performed for yoga studios in Nashville for both upbeat and relaxing practices but prefers the latter. He has also played at art crawls in and around the Nashville area. This will be a special treat to enter into this new year of 2014!
Sunday, 1/19/14, 3-5pm, “ Meditation Workshop” with Lisa Ernst, $30
This workshop offers introduction to creating and incorporating an effective and ongoing meditation practice. You will learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and will discover how meditation reduces stress and increases well being, while also creating a healthier relationship with thoughts and emotions. Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, who has been meditating since the late 80′s. Lisa regularly leads meditation classes and retreats and has taught meditation in prisons, corporations and universities. This workshop is appropriate to beginning and newer meditators as well as those who wish to refresh the basics of mindfulness practice. The class will include instructions, sitting and walking meditation, plus Q & A
Saturday, 1/25/14, 3:30-6:30pm, “Creating Mandalas, a Visual and Artistic Meditation” with Massood Taj $40
If you do not know what mandalas are, you should check them out. www.massoodworks.com Massood will be leading this workshop with the intent of creating a larger communal piece that can remain at the studio or in a drawing for one of the participants to take home. However, each person in attendance will also be able to pick from a variety of mandala offerings to design and paint what resonates with them to take home as well. These mandalas are graphically composed patterns that circle around a central point or symbol of significance. in Sanskrit its referred to as “a sacred circle” that represents our inherent wholeness and interdependence. Bring your inner artist, your mindfulness & meditation, and allow your creation to be another portal towards your yoga(state of unity)!
Sunday, 1/26/14, 3-5pm, “The Four Desires” with Holly Garcia, $30