Sunday, 11/2/14, “Yoga Flow with Live Music”, with Kate Moyer & Whitney Korman, 3-5:00pm, $30
If our hearts provide us with the pulse of life, then music connects us in a direct way with our own natural musical instrument- the body. Certain sounds, certain tones, can measurably decrease physical signs of stress and worry.” -Dr. Oz
This workshop will be a practice centered around the idea of coming back home to our hearts. Life has a way of making us feel disconnected from ourselves and others. Maybe you have recently gone through a hard time, or as the holidays approach you fear the hustle and bustle will lead you away from your heart.
Music speaks to us emotionally, and yoga helps us connect to ourselves so we can listen. Allow these gifts to come together and revive your emotional pulse. Feel and experience your heart through movement and sound as Whitney and Kate perform live. Have fun as you move and flow in the space of community and receive joy as you learn to be at home in your heart..
Friday, 11/7/14, “Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation”, with Seth Ritter,
Seth Ritter has practically become part of the staff with us at Half Moon Yoga Healing mainly because we love and believe in what he offers to our community. Robbie discovered Seth from a local publication, Natural Awakenings. He was offering a demonstration and discussion regarding these bowls in Nashville last year at Cosmic Connections. Following their meeting, he has been driving down to Franklin to offer this type of healing for us. There is something quite powerful about the sounds of these metal bowls. It can induce a state of meditation quickly and the sound has a way of keeping you there, unlike other meditations. We are experiential beings after all, so come see for yourself and experience the sonic soothing!
Friday-Sunday, 11/7/14 – 11/9/14, “Rejuvenating Retreat”, with Stephanie Jones and Robbie Short, cost varies *SOLD OUT*
Stephanie and Robbie actually planned to do their first retreat together last year but then life kept them from it. As you know, Stephanie and her family recently moved to Chattanooga but they have decided not only to offer one this fall but one next spring as well! The first one is intended to be small…minimum 10-12 attendees so this sold out within a matter of days. It will be held on a beautiful 40 acres with a private lake and trails, zip line, canoe, fire pit, and a sweet stone/wood home in GA just outside Chattanooga. You will be provided meals, yoga, meditation, and ceremonies and even a treat to a wildflower preserve and waterfall! We want to create another in the spring for those who are not getting an opportunity this time around. Please let us know who you are as we have a waiting list already!
Sunday, 11/9/14, “Restorative Yoga with Centering Prayer”, with Robbie Short, 3-5pm, $30
Robbie will be returning from her weekend retreat to treat you to a Restorative workshop adding in Centering Prayer, a Christian Meditation. You will discover this meditation is mantra based in its own contemplative way. November leading into the holiday seemed like the perfect opportunity to expose this type of meditation esp after we haven’t offered it in some time at Half Moon. We look forward into helping you relax and renew!
Sunday, 11/16/14, “Learn Thai Yoga Massage”, with Lisa Yarnes, 3-5:00pm, $30 single or $50 couple
Some of you may remember when Lisa came to the old studio for this same type of workshop. This can be a couples workshop or even a family or friends type of workshop because we will be partnering with someone! Of course, you are more than welcome to attend by yourself as long as you have an open mind to share your touch with another as well as receive from another-this workshop is hands on! Lisa will teach us a sequence and we will practice on each other once we are paired off. It’s a brilliant way for you to learn how to give this type of body work to another but it’s also a great way for you to experience thai yoga massage for yourself! This is also a great workshop for body workers wanting just some exposure to this technique or for a yoga teacher wanting to learn for future reference or use.
Sunday, 11/23/14, “Yoga Nidra & AcuDetox”, with Robbie Short & Ann Coffey, 3-5pm, $30
AcuDetox began in our studio one year ago and it’s become a favorite specialty workshop. It’s a sweet combination of acupuncture, yin yoga, and yoga nidra. We begin in a circle performing yin yoga which is ideal for opening the meridians according to chinese medicine and one by one a student will get needled and placed in a relaxation pose. Once everyone meets in the relaxed position, Robbie guides yoga nidra, the state of sleepless sleep where one enters into theta brainwaves which is incredible for the mind/body. Yoga Nidra is considered the fine art of relaxation so it’s perfect for stress relief, chronic tension, high blood pressure, healing, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, or even to assist and compliment the detoxification process one may need or is going through! The acudetox has been known to help increase the success rate for anyone detoxing from substance or alcohol abuse, caffeine, sugar, or insomnia. You must experience for yourself and this one is timed perfectly to begin the Thanksgiving holiday week. Treat yourself before you indulge:)
Thursday, 11/27/14, “Attitude of Gratitude Flow”, with Robbie Short,
Last year, we began our first ever new tradition of developing a special class for Thanksgiving morning. This year we have entitled it, “attitude of gratitude”. Meister Eckhart once said, “if the only prayer we ever said was thank you, that would be enough”. Well, we agree but we also want to extend that prayer as a physical manifestation of showing an attitude of gratitude for our healthy minds and bodies. This is a special holiday class to demonstrate a symbolic practice of flowing with grace and allowing gratitude to fill our hearts before we go our own ways to feast with family and friends.
Sunday, 11/30/14, “Healing Peace Meditation”, with Ayesha Nur, 3-4pm, $10
You may know Ayesha Nur already because she brought us the Sufi Blessing during our Blessing Ceremony when we first opened our new studio. She led a beautiful meditation that involved voice and movement. I remember it being quite powerful having the whole room participate. We will be meditating by Candle Light and not just with any candle but a candle she has created infused with essential oils and healing peaceful intentions. She makes Angel Radiance Candles and each is made with love and mantra alongside its unique oil blend that carry their own added benefits. Lucky for us, she will also be bringing in her pillar candles that may be purchased for you or someone you care for.
Saturday, 12/6/14, “Chant Ram Kirtan”
Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion. It’s chanting and singing from the heart. It’s a movement very much alive and growing in the Nashville region but Chant Ram is fairly new, however, the they are very much on the yoga path and have been on this path for quite a number of years. They have been devoted even with kirtan over a broad number of years. They have played 2 years in a row at the Music City Yoga Festival and they have played around in churches, festivals, and studios including Half Moon. Several of their songs follow the inspiration of American Kirtan godfather, Krishna Das.
Sunday, 12/7/14, “Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation”, 3:30-5pm, $10
This the perfect time of year to hear bells chime for meditation! The holiday season is filled with bell chimes but its usually mixed within songs, striking before certain meditations/special services, and even from the Salvation Army bell but we never really have time to slow down, be still, and just take it in. When I briefly lived in London, one of my favorite things to do was to visit Westminister Abby and sit with my eyes closed and listen to the bells, pipe organ, and gregorian sounding boys choir. Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound and vibration is quite powerful! This is a chance for you to bathe in this sonic sound, to get grounded, become present, and connect to your soul. Yes, the resonance will take you there! The season calls us inward and the bells are great resource.
Sunday, 12/14/14, “Aromatherapy & Restorative Workshop”, with Robbie Short, 3-5pm, $30
An annual event is to carry certain essential oils into our December Restorative Workshop such as Myrhh, Frankincense, and Peppermint. This particular one is also Candle Lit to match this season of lights that we are in. Every lineage carries some sort of tradition of using lights around this time of year and this light is symbolic of truths and the light of the spirit within each of us. While they are lit you will be asked to seek and find the inner light that shines within your very own heart or essence of your being. The oils are not only medicinal but you will be told what their spiritual significance is as well. This is one of Robbie’s favorite restorative practices all year! Remember too, this is also a time for giving and this is a perfect gift to give to yourself esp during this busy time. You will feel blessed once you slow down and connect to the source.
Thursday, 1/1/15, “New Year’s Practice”, with Robbie Short, 9:30-11am, $20
Happy New Year! Its a tradition at Half Moon Yoga to begin each year with a special class dedicated to embarking on the new year reflecting on the old and setting intentions for the new. Intentions and resolve can be set from your still quiet place we cultivate while together on the mat meeting in our sacred space. How can it get any better than that:)?
Sunday, 1/11/15, “Restorative Yoga with added Meditation on New Year, New You”, with Robbie Short, 3-5pm, $30
Starting the new year can still be so busy that we forget to sit down, reflect, dream, and plan. We are now entrenched in Winter and this season asks that we settle in, down, and re examine. The restorative postures allow not only for rest but they provide warmth, comfort, and acceptance. It offers an opportunity for our minds to calm and receive moments of clarity regarding our past, present, or future. The added meditation is great guidance for being in the question, taking notice, and creating possibilities. Its not too late..to set your intention for personal growth and transformation in 2015!