Yoga for a Quiet Mind
Thursday, December 07, 2017, 04:30pm - 05:30pm
“When there is silence, one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself” Tao
Guided by pure intention we will explore movement and postures that support calming the mind. A long warm-up will release muscle tension and create comfort as it increases range of motion for joint health. Simple movement linked to breath creates meditation in motion; quieting the mind as it establishes focused breathing. Brief holdings in classical poses will allow time for exploration and build strength and flexibility gradually. Balance poses improve concentration, developing balance in the mind and body. Props and modifications will be offered honoring the body’s wisdom. Relaxation, a time of restful awareness, will be followed by a brief meditation. Closing our practice with a few moments of stillness creates deep peace.
Janis Sheldon, RYT-500, YACEP. Her trainings include a 200 hr certification in 2006 from The Yoga of Energy Flow with Daniel Orlansky, pre-natal yoga training with Kripalu teacher and pre-natal educator Martha Chabinsky in August of 2008, Bone Camp Advanced Concepts in Movement for Osteoporosis and Spine Health with geriatric physical therapist and Kripalu yoga teacher Sara Meeks at Kripalu Nov. 2010, Level 1 in Positional Therapy with Lee Albert from Kripalu in May 2010, January 2012 Dr. Loren Fishman Ending Back Pain with Yoga Protocol, the 7 major causes of back pain, Nov. 2014 Yoga for Cancer certification with Tari Prinster, and a graduate of the Yogalife Institute 500 Hour Teacher Training program.
Janis is a lifelong student of yoga and has been teaching yoga since 2006. Her style is a blend of traditions that creates a gentle practice that is both strengthening and releasing, encouraging her students to listen to their body's wisdom and honor individual needs as they develop body awareness. Having had spine surgery in 2003 Janis shares her journey back to comfort and mobility in daily life through a gentle yoga practice. Her passion is movement that releases and strengthens low back, supports postural muscles and opens the spine and movement to free and stabilize major joints in the body for healthy aging. Safe and supportive for all levels.
6 Chestnut St, Suite A