Positive Life Skills
The above ingredients combine to create a delicious recipe for aligning mind, body, heart and soul to transform your life into a peaceful, joyful existence.
Hatha Yoga is an ancient school of Eastern philosophy that engages the mind and spirit, as well as, the body. Hatha yoga focuses on breath control and gentle stretching postures to achieve emotional balance and body fitness. In essence, yoga is moving meditation. Hatha yoga not only calms and clears the mind and emotions; it also tones, shapes and strengthens the body for overall health and wholeness. It is simply a daily practice of health care for mind, body and emotions.
This whole person approach to fitness and wellness uses asanas (postures) to develop strength, flexibility and freedom of movement. Asanas also stimulate the circulation and detoxify and regulate the digestive system. Pranayam (breath technique) increases oxygen to the brain, clears the mind and cleanses and calms the nervous system. It also restores the proper flow of prana (life force energy) through the body/mind. A balanced flow of life force manifests good health. Meditation, positive thinking and yoga nidra are used to soothe anxiety, focus the mind and create a calm and relaxed state of being.
Sandy has been teaching yoga since 1999. She received her teaching certificate from Integral School for Hatha Yoga in Virginia. She has also studied yoga and meditation at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale. She has continued her education with Shiva Rea at the Kripalu Institute in MA. The main rule of Sandy s class is no pain, no pain. Hatha yoga should never be painful. In fact it will reduce existing pain levels. Honor your body at all times.
Current classes are drop-in , multi-level classes. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! When a more advanced posture is being taught a beginner posture is also made available. Full classes (1 1/2 hours) consist of postures, pranayam, meditation and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). If you plan on attending class, wear loose comfortable clothes and bring a blanket or throw. Mats are available.