Yin Yang Yoga
With Michael Aronoff and Rev. Mikayla Bram
Sunday, December 4th, 3:00-5:00pm
Cultivating and Channeling Energy for Sustainable Transformation
This 2 hour yin yang class will offer intelligent sequencing of flowing movement as well as bringing refined awareness to stillness, both physical and mental. Yin and yang are actually complementary, not opposing, forces, interacting to form a whole greater than either separate part; in effect, a dynamic system.
Yin Yoga focuses on the slow, patient, opening of the fascial layer of the body. The fascia is the connective tissue (shrink wrap) that underlies the skin, wraps the muscles, holds the bones together and is the conduit for the meridians through which energy flows. Yin yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness using long, passive holds to nourish the deep, dense connective tissues of the body- the tendons, joints, ligaments and cartilage – which can be difficult to energize and open.
Yang Yoga focuses on rhythm and repetition, linked to and supported by breath. Yang activity is mobile, builds to an apex before calming down and maintains a core strength that requires appropriate effort. With rounds of Sun Salutations, active dynamic and strengthening poses or sequences working on the Yang tissues – the muscles, blood and skin. Yang yoga keeps the body’s functionality and mobilizes the energy body to refresh the body’s vibrancy and is great for building strength and fitness.
Investment for your health and well being: $35
Candlelight Restorative Yoga & Reflexology
With Mikayla Bram and Donna Coogan
Friday, December 9th, 7:00-9:15pm
Restorative Yoga rejuvenates and repletes our natural resources. Relaxation is essential in restoring and balancing the Prana, masculine energy and Apana, feminine energy that permeates our bodies.
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. Reflexology promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes feet, and encourages overall healing. Together Mikayla Bram and Donna Coogan create sacred space, inviting you to let go and nourish your soul while you rejuvenate your body and mind.
Appropriate for everyone… family, friends, beginners and seasoned Yogis.
Cost: $40 pre registration; $45 at the door, no refunds 24 hours before class
Please dress warm and comfortable and bring a blanket
Sunday, December 11th, 7:00-9:15am
Take this opportunity to sink deep into your meditation practice. We will sit for three 30-minute periods with walking meditation in between and will conclude with a brief talk, sharing and discussion of our experience.
Please confirm your attendance with an e-mail to Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not
participated in a meditation intensive at Awaken, prior approval is required.
Sound Bath Immersion
With Mary Grey and Charlie Tedesco Jr.
Sunday, December 11th, 1:00-3:00pm
Sound Healing Experience of Singing Bowl, Gongs, and Tuning Forks
Charlie Tedesco Jr. will be performing this Sound Healing event with Mary Grey Yoga Instructor/ Reiki Healer/ Intuitive , This two hour event will incorporate a sound meditation using tuning forks, 432 scale singing bowls and gongs to encompass a full chakra, aura field attunement.
$25 per person
Adyashanti Spiritual Study Group
Wednesday, December 14th, 7:45-9:00pm
This class will begin with a 25 minute meditation followed by a discussion/study of The Way of Liberation and Falling into Grace by Adyashanti. Come with your questions and/or share on either book or general spiritual practice questions.
Suggested Donation: $10
With Michael and Friends
Friday, December 23rd, 6:30-8:00pm
Come and enjoy the sound vibration of your own breath through your body as a path to deepen our connection with divine energies. With each chant, each syllable that is sung, we create the very vibration that evokes within us the essence of that mantra, moving us beyond the mind and into a state of peace and higher consciousness.
Suggested Donation: $10
New Year’s Eve Yoga
Saturday, December 31st, 10:00-11:30am
Let’s welcome this New Year together in our highest, brightest consciousness! This New Year’s Eve Yoga class let go of the past and bring in the love and light of a New Year. Have your special intention of the New Year ready for the morning practice December 31st 2017 10am to 1130am. New Year’s Eve Sadhana!
New year’s is the time we are meant to set resolutions and then joke about throwing them out by February. Let’s not do that this year. This year, let’s simply make an intention or a Sankalpa to be a little better than last year. This mindset will feed everything else and permeate your year. It certainly doesn’t mean throwing out goals, but it does mean using your practice to lift up everything else. This is your year to grow, thrive, and achieve. Practice your potential every day and you will see results. Start with a morning sadhana to make every day of your life a little better than last year. In yoga, a word we use to define a daily practice or ritual is SADHANA. “What is sadhana? It’s a committed prayer (of living life). Sadhana is self-enrichment. Sadhana is a personal process in which you bring out your best.” ~Yogi Bhajan~
New Year’s Day Yoga
Sunday, January 1st, 11:00-12:30pm
New Year’s is a holiday of celebration, reflection, and renewed commitment to living our lives fully. What better practice than yoga to set this frame of mind and embody your intentions?
This class is the perfect blend of movement and mindfulness. Open the way to a truly new new year.