Sep
19
Wed
2018
Teaching Yin Yoga @ Tree of Life Yoga
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

To purchase class passes, visit Tree of Life’s website:  http://treeoflifeyoga.org/pricing-policies

What is Yin yoga?

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.

A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer

Benefits of a regular Yin yoga practice
  • Calms and balances the mind and body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves flexibility
  • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana
Who is Yin yoga for?

Yin yoga is for EVERY BODY!  Especially those who are over stimulated with the constant movement of this ever changing modern world that we live in.  There are no prerequisites needed for this practice, just the willingness to allow yourself to be the witness of your own growth.

Yoga Nidra @ Awakening Wellness Center
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
What is Yoga Nidra?

 

Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. An hour of yoga nidra can be as restorative as four hours of regular sleep.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Aside from being relaxing, restorative and restful, studies have shown that yoga nidra can also:

  • Ease insomnia
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Alleviate stress
  • Reduce PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency
  • Heighten awareness and focus
  • Transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking
  • Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity

You might say, “This sounds a lot like meditation. How is yoga nidra different?

The Difference Between Meditation and Yoga Nidra

In many ways, yoga nidra is similar to meditation. The benefits are similar and the reasons why people practice are similar. But there are some distinct differences; here are the biggest ones:

Meditation
  • Physical Position: Meditation is typically a seated practice, where your body is comfortable, yet upright and alert.
  • Attention: During meditation, you consciously place your attention on one anchor—usually the breath or a mantra, although there are many different types of meditation, some including various forms of guided meditation to help you focus.
  • State of Consciousness: In meditation, people can experience multiple states of consciousness within a single meditation. Many stay in what’s known as the waking state of consciousness, which is the state of consciousness where the majority of us humans spend most of our waking hours. There are certain meditation techniques that take you into transcendental consciousness, and even beyond—into higher states of consciousness.
Yoga Nidra
  • Physical Position: Yoga nidra is generally practiced lying down so you can let go completely. Props, pillows and blankets are commonly used, as well as anything that will help you get into a totally comfortable, restful position.
  • Attention: A typical yoga nidra practice is highly guided, and takes your attention to specific places through a series of steps (mentioned below). In many ways, the specific instructions make it easier to relax than in meditation.
  • State of Consciousness: During yoga nidra, you move into the state of conscious deep sleep. You are no longer in the waking state of consciousness, but you also move past the dreaming state of consciousness and into the deep sleep state. However, your mind is actually awake, so it’s often discussed as the state between being asleep and awake. This is why it is said that yoga nidra is so restorative for the body. In both practices, the mind is conscious; in yoga nidra, the body is in a more restful state.
How Does Yoga Nidra Work?

Although there are many different ways of teaching and practicing yoga nidra, most practices include several stages to relax the body, mind and emotions. These steps may include (but are not limited to):

  • Intention
  • Body awareness
  • Breath awareness
  • Emotional awareness
  • Visualization
  • “Waking up” or re-integration

Each step is intended to take you deeper into an altered state of consciousness—the state between asleep and awake—where you’re fully conscious but your body and mind are fully at rest and ease. When you set a conscious intention at the beginning of your yoga nidra practice, and then let go and allow for deep relaxation of the body, mind and emotions, your unconscious opens up to new ways of thinking, healing, and fulfilling your conscious intentions.

So whether you want to try yoga nidra to help you relax and release stress, or you want to gain access to creating real positive changes in your life, the practice can help you reach your goals.

But you can only learn about yoga nidra so much by reading about it. The real wisdom comes from experiencing the practice for yourself.

 

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Sound Bath @ Yoga Moves
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Entrance is on the left side of the building towards the back and upstairs.

Sound Baths are very profound healing musical performances and an easy way to meditate.  Lindy uses Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, biosonic tuning forks, shamanic drumming, Native American flute and chanting. Participants lay on the floor in supported savasana (corpse pose) and allow the waves of sound wash over them.  Sound baths are a great complement to for those new to meditation and those who practice meditation.

Lindy has been providing Sound Baths since her trip to India, March 2017. Along her journey through healing and using sound to bring harmony to the body and mind, it made sense to offer Sound Baths to assist those seeking alternate ways to meditate, calm and connect with their true essence.

Sep
21
Fri
2018
Teaching Yin Yoga @ Tree of Life Yoga
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

To purchase class passes, visit Tree of Life’s website: http://treeoflifeyoga.org/pricing-policies

What is Yin yoga?

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.

A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer

Benefits of a regular Yin yoga practice
  • Calms and balances the mind and body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves flexibility
  • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana
Who is Yin yoga for?

Yin yoga is for EVERY BODY!  Especially those who are over stimulated with the constant movement of this ever changing modern world that we live in.  There are no prerequisites needed for this practice, just the willingness to allow yourself to be the witness of your own growth.

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Gentle Yoga and Meditation @ Tree of Life Yoga
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

To register visit Tree of Life’s website: https://treeoflifeyoga.liveeditaurora.com/apps/mindbody/login

What to expect from this Gentle Yoga and Meditation class

By now, we all know the benefits of Meditation, right?  So, why don’t more of us meditate?  In this class we explore breath,poses and postures to release the body and the mind to find stillness enough to easily create the space for a meditation practice.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
Sound Bath Meditation @ Awakening Wellness Center
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sound Baths are very profound healing musical performances and an easy way to meditate.  Lindy uses Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, biosonic tuning forks, shamanic drumming, Native American flute and chanting. Participants lay on the floor in supported savasana (corpse pose) and allow the waves of sound wash over them.  Sound baths are a great complement to for those new to meditation and those who practice meditation.

Lindy has been providing Sound Baths since her trip to India, March 2017. Along her journey through healing and using sound to bring harmony to the body and mind, it made sense to offer Sound Baths to assist those seeking alternate ways to meditate, calm and connect with their true essence.

Sep
25
Tue
2018
Sound Bath @ Awakening Wellness Center
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sound Baths are very profound healing musical performances and an easy way to meditate.  Lindy uses Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, biosonic tuning forks, shamanic drumming, Native American flute and chanting. Participants lay on the floor in supported savasana (corpse pose) and allow the waves of sound wash over them.  Sound baths are a great complement to for those new to meditation and those who practice meditation.

Lindy has been providing Sound Baths since her trip to India, March 2017. Along her journey through healing and using sound to bring harmony to the body and mind, it made sense to offer Sound Baths to assist those seeking alternate ways to meditate, calm and connect with their true essence.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Teaching Yin Yoga @ Tree of Life Yoga
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

To purchase class passes, visit Tree of Life’s website:  http://treeoflifeyoga.org/pricing-policies

What is Yin yoga?

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.

A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer

Benefits of a regular Yin yoga practice
  • Calms and balances the mind and body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves flexibility
  • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana
Who is Yin yoga for?

Yin yoga is for EVERY BODY!  Especially those who are over stimulated with the constant movement of this ever changing modern world that we live in.  There are no prerequisites needed for this practice, just the willingness to allow yourself to be the witness of your own growth.

Yoga Nidra @ Awakening Wellness Center
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
What is Yoga Nidra?

 

Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. An hour of yoga nidra can be as restorative as four hours of regular sleep.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Aside from being relaxing, restorative and restful, studies have shown that yoga nidra can also:

  • Ease insomnia
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Alleviate stress
  • Reduce PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency
  • Heighten awareness and focus
  • Transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking
  • Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity

You might say, “This sounds a lot like meditation. How is yoga nidra different?

The Difference Between Meditation and Yoga Nidra

In many ways, yoga nidra is similar to meditation. The benefits are similar and the reasons why people practice are similar. But there are some distinct differences; here are the biggest ones:

Meditation
  • Physical Position: Meditation is typically a seated practice, where your body is comfortable, yet upright and alert.
  • Attention: During meditation, you consciously place your attention on one anchor—usually the breath or a mantra, although there are many different types of meditation, some including various forms of guided meditation to help you focus.
  • State of Consciousness: In meditation, people can experience multiple states of consciousness within a single meditation. Many stay in what’s known as the waking state of consciousness, which is the state of consciousness where the majority of us humans spend most of our waking hours. There are certain meditation techniques that take you into transcendental consciousness, and even beyond—into higher states of consciousness.
Yoga Nidra
  • Physical Position: Yoga nidra is generally practiced lying down so you can let go completely. Props, pillows and blankets are commonly used, as well as anything that will help you get into a totally comfortable, restful position.
  • Attention: A typical yoga nidra practice is highly guided, and takes your attention to specific places through a series of steps (mentioned below). In many ways, the specific instructions make it easier to relax than in meditation.
  • State of Consciousness: During yoga nidra, you move into the state of conscious deep sleep. You are no longer in the waking state of consciousness, but you also move past the dreaming state of consciousness and into the deep sleep state. However, your mind is actually awake, so it’s often discussed as the state between being asleep and awake. This is why it is said that yoga nidra is so restorative for the body. In both practices, the mind is conscious; in yoga nidra, the body is in a more restful state.
How Does Yoga Nidra Work?

Although there are many different ways of teaching and practicing yoga nidra, most practices include several stages to relax the body, mind and emotions. These steps may include (but are not limited to):

  • Intention
  • Body awareness
  • Breath awareness
  • Emotional awareness
  • Visualization
  • “Waking up” or re-integration

Each step is intended to take you deeper into an altered state of consciousness—the state between asleep and awake—where you’re fully conscious but your body and mind are fully at rest and ease. When you set a conscious intention at the beginning of your yoga nidra practice, and then let go and allow for deep relaxation of the body, mind and emotions, your unconscious opens up to new ways of thinking, healing, and fulfilling your conscious intentions.

So whether you want to try yoga nidra to help you relax and release stress, or you want to gain access to creating real positive changes in your life, the practice can help you reach your goals.

But you can only learn about yoga nidra so much by reading about it. The real wisdom comes from experiencing the practice for yourself.

 

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Sound Bath @ Yoga Moves
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Entrance is on the left side of the building towards the back and upstairs.

Sound Baths are very profound healing musical performances and an easy way to meditate.  Lindy uses Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, biosonic tuning forks, shamanic drumming, Native American flute and chanting. Participants lay on the floor in supported savasana (corpse pose) and allow the waves of sound wash over them.  Sound baths are a great complement to for those new to meditation and those who practice meditation.

Lindy has been providing Sound Baths since her trip to India, March 2017. Along her journey through healing and using sound to bring harmony to the body and mind, it made sense to offer Sound Baths to assist those seeking alternate ways to meditate, calm and connect with their true essence.