Yoga Always Renewing
Some support care workers have come because they had backs that were causing them a lot of pain. They were looking for ways to ease and strengthen areas of their own bodies, so they could keep helping others. They found ways to unravel, allowed the tension to leave and focused on themselves for a change. It's not selfish, it's necessary.
Yoga can be like walking in nature. There is that other rhythm — which I call nature — our hearts are naturally in sync with, and we can find it within at the end of a class as the stressors of daily living drop into the background and our being-ness comes forward.
Does your body need a change? Does your mind need to follow a different road with the breath? How is it that breath seems to unlock so much tension? In yoga, there are many breathing practices; some for getting more grounded in your body, for cooling you down in the heat of the summer, for warming up your digestive system so you digest better, and some to heat you in the winter. Yoga also helps to give us a feeling of space by slowing down the thoughts, and this has feedback to the body. When we feel it is safe to relax, tension drops away. A new clarity begins to arise. A treasure.
If your first experience of yoga was a class that was too fast, pushed you through poses, and you felt like you had "to keep up," or it felt like just another exercise class, come and give yoga a second chance. Hatha yoga is balance, not all hot, and not all stillness and cool. It is about awareness, alignment and is part of the unfolding into the wholeness of who you are.
Learn how yoga can support the body and settle the mind.
TANNICE WORKS OUT OF FOUR LOCATIONS NOW: See Contact above and footer below.
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Something New for 2020 _ A Relaxation Video for You
A New Place for Yoga up on Hamilton's Mountain
I am setting up a new class at 418 Upper Sherman Ave., out of a Nurse Practitioner's (Integrated Functional Medicine) office where I also do reflexology. This is a class limited to 4 people due to space, which will also bring good opportunities to people who appreciate a more detailed class with lots of time for integration and questioning. Use the contact form by clicking Contact above and I can get back to you.
I am offering 6 Classes for $60.
At Integrated Functional Medicine, 418 Upper Sherman Ave., Hamilton
(The first 3 classes are consecutive, followed by every second week.)
Wednesday, February 19th (All levels)
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Possible opening for a Monday at 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Let me know if this interests you.
At Breathing Space Yoga & Wellness Services, 541 Main St. E., Hamilton
Monday, February 24th (Seniors or beginners)
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Street parking can be a bit of a challenge for the mountain. It is better to be on Concession St. and walk up, or further south and walk back down. For Breathing Space Yoga, there is street parking after 9 a.m. or you can find two spaces in behind the building. You can take a spot at the corner store as long as you are far from the store's entrance.
One-on-one classes are often liked by those people wishing to address personal areas they wish to focus on. Those might include: breathing, strengthening, flexibility, better balance, helping foot issues, shoulders, lower back, and even anxiety which may include (or not) meditation. In some cases there may have been an injury; or a person is dealing with fibromyalgia or another auto-immune challenge; or a person may wish to work towards postural realignment.
A 1.5 hour-long class is shorter than you think, especially when we take the time to move into postures, warming up the body fully, gently, slowly.
Book ahead at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Any questions? Please connect.