December News & Events

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


 

Meditation Intensive

With Michael

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 omshantaram@yahoo.com. If you have not

participated in a meditation intensive at Awaken, prior approval is required.

Cost: $20


 

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

Limited Seating

RSVP 631-358-4571


 

Adyashanti Spiritual Study Group

With Michael

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


 

Community Kirtan

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

With Kathy

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

With Yvonne

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.

 

 

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