Yummy Yoga Restorative Mini-Retreat
Yummy Yoga is a deeply calming and nurturing practice that combines restorative (supported) and gentle yoga, self-massage techniques, mudra, conscious breathing, and hands-on healing to facilitate deep relaxation and well-being on all levels. This practice is open to all levels of experience and is particularly effective for reducing stress and bringing the body into balance.
Musician Perry Smith will be accompanying us with live soothing music designed to take you deeper into the experience.
Breath of the Drum
Join us for The Breath of the Drum workshop before Yummy Yoga. Perry will guide you through a fun mindfulness practice rooted in exploring our common rhythms and how we communicate through deeper listening. Drums are provided.
Roll + Release
Saturday, August 24th
Yoga with squishy balls and soft foot rollers (provided).
The ultimate self massage! In this fun and feel good workshop, we explore using inflatable balls and soft foot rollers to support the body, soften and hydrate connective tissue and gently "unstick" areas of tension and pain. This creates a dynamic sensory experience, increases blood flow, nourishes the nervous system, awakens a deeper sense of core integrity, enlivens an awareness of curiosity and play, and is wonderfully calming and grounding.
Benefits of self massage with balls include:
reduced aches and pains
reduced tension and stress
restores sensory awareness to feet (can assist in relieving neuropathy)
overall well being
Pregnant Couples Labor + Birth Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 28
$125 per couple
Heather Till and Nicole Havelka (Wilmington Doula Services) will lead this hands-on workshop to help better prepare you and your birthing partner for an easeful labor and a peaceful birth.
Couples will learn:
To be well-informed of the natural stages of labor and how to navigate their own unique birth journey
Breath-work, vocal toning, and relaxation techniques
Partner yoga postures to strengthen and open the body for labor and birth
Labor positions that tap into your body’s wisdom and align with gravity to ease your body’s work
Birth affirmations and mantras for positive mind shift
This is a wonderful course for first time parents and also as a refresher for experienced parents.
Intro to Gentle Somatic Yoga
$15. per class,
please specify which class you are attending
Wed. September 18th 6:00-7:15pm
Sat. September 21st 1:00-2:15pm
Wed. October 9th 6:00-7:15pm
Thurs. October 24th 12:15-1:30pm
Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) is a unique “art of movement” practice that combines traditional yoga postures, Hanna Somatic Education, breathing techniques and healing visualizations. By incorporating slow, mindful movements that raise bodily awareness to release tension-based patterns in the body, GSY meets you where you are currently and gently guides you into greater states of inner peace and joy.
Instead of traditional stretching, GSY utilizes brain-to-muscle re-education to reprogram muscles. The self-corrective and therapeutic exercises, called Somatic Movement Flows®, are ideal for overcoming bodily pain, dramatically increasing flexibility, and reversing postural imbalances.