Fall 2019/Winter 2020(coming soon)
Gentle Yoga (drop-in welcome)
WINTER Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Jan 7,14,21,28 Feb 4,11,25. Mar 3 (9 weeks)
Get your body moving with this uplifting yet slow and gentle class. Gentle Yoga is designed for those with some yoga experience to seasoned yogis; anyone looking to mindfully move in connection with breath. Class will begin with a pranayama practice (breathwork) or a meditation, followed by a slow and gentle practice. Each pose will be mindfully practiced encouraging strength and stability - by the end you’ll be leaving feeling open, joyful and strong. Modifications are always offered so don’t miss out if you’re looking to getting back to a yoga practice.
Location: Pathways To Peace Yoga, Uxbridge
$162 for this pre-registered 9 week session.($18 per class)
or $25 drop-in pp per night.
Beginner's Bliss - Foundations
Welcome to Yoga- this foundational breath and alignment-based class is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of yoga. This class starts at the very beginning, and is made for real, honest - to - goodness beginners. We will start with “What is Yoga?” and touch on a bit of philosophy, then move into alignment based poses, eventually connecting the breath to movement. Modifications will be extensively explored in order to always strive for comfort in the body. You will leave feeling knowledgeable and excited to learn more. All ages and abilities welcome. After this 4 week session, students will be ready for gentle yoga classes.
Location: Pathways To Peace Yoga, Uxbridge
Melt Your Stress Restorative Yoga
Fall Tuesdays and Sundays
*** Tuesdays Nov 5,12,19,26, Dec 3,10 7:45-9pm $120 pre-registered (or $25 drop-in per class)
*** Sundays Nov 3,10,17,24 Dec. 1,8. 7-8:15pm $120 pre-registered (or $25 drop-in per class)
Spend 75 minutes re-setting your nervous system! This practice is restful and aids with stress, sleep, anxiety and healing. This is also a wonderful practice to keep you connected to your Yoga practice if you are working through an injury. Find peace, calm and deep rest within this class. This form of Yoga is designed for you to fully relax the entire body by using props. Restorative Yoga is known to help slow down the pace of life and encourages mindfulness. Meditation will be added to this class to add depth to a mindfulness based practice. Often students feel rested, relaxed and sleep great!
The Connected Self Workshop
Wednesday Night Yoga and Book Club!
Wednesdays Jan 8,15,22,29 Feb 5, 12 2020
$150pp before Jan 2, 2020 (or$240 after)
I have collaborated with Christy from A Sweet Life Yoga to bring you a unique and meaningful experience with wellbeing in mind. Each week we will dive into themes like cultivating resilience, calm and stillness, joy and gratitude. We have paired Yoga with Book Club as we will study the 10 Guideposts from Brene Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection - Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life”. We will practice meditation, journalling, Restorative Yoga and gentle movement. The Connected Self Series is for you if you are looking to deepen your relationship with YOURSELF! No prior Yoga experience necessary. Limited spaces and it's a small group!
Sleep Well,Be Well
Tuesdays Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 2020
Tired of feeling tired?
I get it.
Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything you need to do into one day, let alone take care of yourself too.
With a to-do list that never seems to end, it’s easy to push sleep to the bottom. With less sleep, there’s more time, right?
But here’s the thing, when we start sacrificing our sleep, we start sacrificing our sleep. If you’re sleeping for 6-7 or less hours a night, you’re more likely to
· Feel super lethargic, like you’re dragging yourself through each day (obvious, I know)
· Suffer from anxiety and depression
· Get sick more often
· Be overweight and have trouble losing weight
· Be more sensitive to pain
· Hate your job (it’s true!)
· Develop cancer
The vicious cycle of not getting enough sleep and feeling tired is brutal.
An extra coffee at the beginning does it. Then you find yourself dragging yourself through the day, having another afternoon coffee just to stay awake through the afternoon. You’re so tired, you could definitely take a nap on your couch, your desk or in your car. Then you push yourself through and wham – there’s that second wind.
Now you’re tired but wired.
It’s an overwhelming smack-in-the-face of all the things you didn’t get done today and all the things you need to do tomorrow. Anxiety about the what if’s and how will’s…
But when we’re not sleeping, we’re not healing.
Maybe you feel like you can never get enough sleep to feel awake in the morning, take forever to fall asleep, or wake up every hour during the night. You’re not alone.
When you’re stuck in the cycle of go-go-go during the day without being able to recharge at night, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to fix it.
If you don’t love the time you spend in bed and find yourself wanting…
· More energy
· A balanced mood
· A higher libido
· An immune system that actually works
· A faster metabolism
· And just a happier, healthier you
You need more sleep.
Join Dr. Leigha Saunders ND and I as we guide you through some tips for better sleep.
We’ve designed a 4-week Restorative Yoga + Sleep Optimization program to help you go from tired and wired to rested and restored.
Here’s what we’re going to cover each week:
1. Your External Environment – understand how you are sabotaging your sleep, learn the top 5 ways to modify your external environment to sleep deeper and enjoy an introduction into restorative yoga practice.
2. Your Internal Environment (Part 1) – understand the link between stress and sleep difficulties, learn how to decompress at the end of the day and enjoy an introduction to meditation. You’ll also have the chance to make your own custom sleepy tea!
3. Your Internal Environment (Part 2) – take a deeper dive into the link between your hormones and sleeping challenges, as we teach you how to track and identify imbalances, all the way from puberty to menopause! Ease into our restorative yoga practice and begin to learn how you can add this practice at home.
4. Tools & Tips To Go Forward – learn what to do when you feel like you’ve tried everything to sleep better, understand what tests you may need to investigate your hormones and physiology related to sleep and take home samples of the best sleep-supporting supplements.
During each of our sessions, you’ll have the chance to really understand why you’re not sleeping and what you can start doing immediately to start sleeping better. With the combination of restorative yoga and an introduction to meditation, you’ll give your body the chance to slow down and enter a state of deep relaxation.
Restorative yoga is a gentle practice that literally anyone can do. During the practice, your body is supported with various props so you are as comfortable as can be! No extra bending required. Our classes will be suitable for beginners to advanced yogis, as each pose is entirely modifiable into whatever works for you. You can even do the practice seated in a chair! We like to make it as easy as possible and love the idea that lying down for an hour counts as exercise! 😉
This 4-week series will run on Tuesday evenings from 7:45-9:15 pm on February 4,11,18,25 2020 at the Pathways to Peace Yoga Studio in Uxbridge. Our early bird rate is available until January 21, 2020 at a price of $167.
This program includes 4, 30-minute sessions with yours-truly and 4, 60 minute yoga workshops - and is valued at over $500.
Register before January 21, 2020 for a price of $167. After January, the full cost of the program will be $197.
Ready to get started? All you have to lose is more sleep!
Email me to reserve your spot!