Yoga is an ancient method of health and healing, a philosophy that originated in India 5000 years ago. The word literally means yoke, or to join, union. When we practice yoga we are uniting our breath, our body, our mind. There are several ways to practice yoga/uniting with our higher selves. Hatha yoga is the broad term that encompasses all the "physical" yoga that we are used to seeing. But there is also karma yoga where we serve others expecting nothing in return, raja yoga whose emphasis is on meditation, bhakti yoga which emphasizes love or devotion, and jnana yoga which involves study, inquiry, and insight. Of course these are all paths we can incorporate into our lives, but hatha yoga is what we will be focusing on.
Our classes will be taught in a loving and supportive environment, as well as by a seasoned, experienced professional. Each class will include quiet centering, pranayama or breathing practices, asanas or poses to keep you flexible in body and mind, and a deep relaxation at the end of class. Beautiful music is usually playing to help you move toward a more meditative, relaxing state.
Benefits include more energy during the day, sleeping better at night, strengthening of the back, relief from pain in the back and neck, better mental clarity and focus, a feeling of peace, growing older gracefully, and help with just about anything else you have going on.
"Breathing in I calm my body. Breathing out I smile."—Buddhist Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh
Yoga with Leslie Vincent meets Tuesdays at 9:30am to 10:45am and Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:45pm most weeks. Please view the schedule to find the current dates. Registration required so that we may keep the class small.
More new classes in the works. If you would like to be on the waiting list, contact Jillanna Babb:
You don't have to be flexible to practice yoga. Yoga will help you become more flexible.
Moon Haven Studio offers women a quiet, peaceful, space to get away from it all and focus on themselves.
"It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world."—Eckart Tolle
Listen to your body, open your
heart, lift your spirit.
"When I took my very first Yoga class I could not comfortably lie flat on my back. By the end of the 6 week course I was able to lie flat on my back on the floor with no pain at all. It was amazing!"
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