Upcoming Workshop Next Wednesday!
Back and neck pain

Yoga Therapy for

Chronic Pain

with Julie Shaw
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 2nd
12:00
- 1:30 pm
 

Who will benefit: Anyone living with chronic pain from:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Back/Neck Pain, etc.

What will be included:

  • Brief information on how the brain and pain relate
  • Breath education and practice – the key to turning on the “relaxation response”
  • Safe, gentle, breath-centered yoga exercises modified to serve your needs, not to fulfill a concept of how a pose should look
  • Practical strategies for shifting ways of relating to pain, fatigue, emotional distress and other difficulties – empowering you to explore a new relationship to self and experience

No experience necessary. All are welcome.

Investment in You:  $35
Space is Limited.  Register Online Here.

What is yoga therapy? It is the adaptation and application of the tools of yoga to help people manage their health at any level. Those levels include: structural - like back pain; physiological - like rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia; or emotional - like anxiety or depression.   Often, our symptoms cross over into all three of these levels. Yoga tools applied strategically to YOUR specific condition can make a huge difference in how you view your condition and how you experience it.

Julie is a Certified Viniyoga™ Therapist and an IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist with 30 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga. She is faculty in the American Viniyoga Institute's Yoga Therapy Training Program and a Stress Management Specialist with the DeanOrnish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

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Please Note:
3-Student Minimum:
If fewer than 3 have signed up by Monday, May14, we’ll cancel/reschedule the event.

Refund Policy:
-If cancel notice is given 5+days before:
Full Refund (minus 15% admin fee if paid with credit card)

-If less notice is given: 50% credit to account for future purchases (minus 15% admin fee if paid with credit card)

-If sold out, if less than 48 hours notice, no refund

-If no notice given, no refund.

 
 

Upcoming Workshop Next Month!
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Gentle Yoga
with Tibetan Singing Bowls
with Judit Duran and
      Micole Linehan
 
 
 
Friday, May 18th
12:15
- 1:45 pm
 

Treat yourself to something very special

Come experience the healing vibrations and soothing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls combined with Micole’s angelic voice while practicing Gentle Yoga, accessible to all.

This workshop is focused on clearing your mind, and releasing deep layers of tension and stress stored in the physical and energetic body. This practice will allow the mind and body to rejuvenate and return to a more serene and tranquil state.

In addition, the room will be infused with a blend of healing essential oils designed to calm the active mind and support emotional and physical serenity.

Come to this special practice to heal body, mind, and spirit.

All are welcome.

Investment in You:  $30 
Space is Limited.  Register Online Here.

 

Please Note:
3-Student Minimum:
If fewer than 3 have signed up, we’ll cancel/reschedule the series.

Refund Policy:
-If cancel notice is given 5+days before:
Full Refund (minus 15% admin fee if paid with credit card)

-If less notice is given: 50% credit to account for future purchases (minus 15% admin fee if paid with credit card)

-If sold out, if less than 48 hours notice, no refund

-If no notice given, no refund.

 
 
 
 
 
Back Care Workshop Series!!
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New Back Care Series Starts Next Week!
with Patricia Videgain
 
Thursdays
12:00 - 1:30pm

April 19 -May 17, 2018

(4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, & 5/17)

Give yourself the gift of knowledge and self care for your Back!

For all those new to Iyengar yoga and the practice of back care, as well as those that are seasoned practitioners and want to learn and practice with a focus on the back.

This class moves a bit slower than your regular yoga or fitness class, emphasis is the step-by-step guidance for setting up the poses and working with the back.

We will work with principles of alignment, lengthening the spine, creating joint space, using the breath and breathing awareness, experiential anatomy and yogic principles of practice.

For all types of structural problems, including pain and postural problems, including scoliosis, knees, hips, neck and shoulder issues.

All are welcome.

5-Week Series Fee: $175

Trail Session Option: $35 for the 1st session of this new series
(Pay $140 balance if proceeding with the series.)

Please Note:
3-Student Minimum:
If fewer than 3 have signed up, we’ll cancel/reschedule the series.

Refund Policy:
-If cancel notice is given 5+days before:
Full Refund (minus 15% admin fee if paid with credit card)

-If less notice is given: 50% credit to account for future purchases (minus 15% admin fee if paid with credit card)

-If sold out, if less than 48 hours notice, no refund

-If no notice given, no refund.

-Any missed classes are not refunded or prorated.


Space is Limited.  Register Online Here.
 
 
 
 
 
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Foundational Principle for

March: Truth

Love and truth go hand and hand. Living from our heart allows us to connect to our deepest truth and create a life that represents our most authentic self. Our dreams, inner calling, personality, passions, viewpoint, family, history and culture are all part of our truth. Being in touch with our heart deepens our awareness that we are an important part of an even greater truth that includes everyone and everything.-- Chara

 

12 Sacred Principles to Illuminate Your Journey On and Off the Mat.

Sol Path Yoga is a unique form of yoga that focuses on twelve foundational principles that support practitioners on and off the mat. Each class is choreographed with care to effectively support your journey of wellbeing and personal growth. You will find the experience to be an uplifting blend of movement, postures, alignment, breath-work, and guided meditation…lovingly woven together with words of inspiration. Each month we explore, practice and reflect on one of twelve foundational principles: Present Moment Awareness, Love, Truth, Abundance, Balance, Liberation, Clarity, Contentment, Inner Fire, Self-understanding, Trust and Celebration. Each principle teaches a skill set that deepens the practitioner’s awareness so they may take their insights off the mat and live from a place of greater illumination and empowerment.

Head to Chara.tv for more information about Chara, Sol Path Yoga, and all 12 Foundational Principles.

 

 

 

Yin Yoga Now One of the Most Popular Classes at Lotus!

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Fridays with Judit
10:30 - 11:45 am
 
Explore a Luxurious Opening of the Body and its Energetic Pathways

The Yin Practice is Quiet and Deeply Energetic.

This 75-minute class:
• Is perfect for all yogis of any experience level
• Will be mostly done on the floor
• Focuses on the joints of the back, hips and legs
• Brings health to the body’s deeper and less-elastic tissues (joints, tendons, and fascia)
• Explores holding the poses for a long time…anywhere from 2-10 minutes
• Taps into the “stuff” active yang practices can’t reach
• Incorporates meditation as part of the practice
• Offers a much-needed break from our fast-paced yang lifestyles

All are welcome.

 Regular Class Fee: $20   Register Online Here   (regular yoga packages may be used)
 
 

 

 

Viniyoga Class Added to Regular Schedule  With Julie Shaw
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Now Every Wednesday
10:30am - 11:45am
 

 
Join Julie Shaw for this nourishing style of yoga!

Viniyoga™ is an authentic transmission of the teachings of yoga, including āsana (postures), prāṇāyāma (breath work), chanting/mantra, meditation, and personal ritual.*  These yoga tools are adapted to meet the unique condition, needs and interests of each student. In this way, each practitioner has the opportunity to individualize and actualize her/his self-discovery and personal transformation. The emphasis in a Viniyoga class is on “the person, not the poses.” If you are looking to deepen your practice with authentic teachings, please give Viniyoga a try.
 
(*Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 550, C-IAYT, evolved the Viniyoga™ approach to yoga from the teachings transmitted by T. Krishnamacharya and T.K. V. Desikachar of Madras, India.)
 
No previous experience required.  All are welcome.

Regular Class Fee: $20   Register Online Here   (regular yoga packages may be used) 
 
Julie has 30 years experience practicing and teaching yoga. Her classes are for every body and every experience level, integrating breath, movement and awareness in the service of greater self-knowledge.  Among her other yoga teaching certifications, she is a Certified Yoga Therapist in the Viniyoga™ Tradition.
 
 

 
 
 
Pilates Mat Class!!   6pm Mondays with Bonnie & 6pm Wednesdays with Beth
Join Bonnie on Mondays &
 
Beth on Wednesdays
 
 
 
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April Mat Series-- 9 Dates: 4/2, 4/6, 4/9, 4/11, 4/16, 4/18, 4/23, 4/25, & 4/30

       Drop In:    $20
April Mat Series 8-Class Package:  $155* (regularly $180)

 
 
 
Click HERE to sign up for a class today!
 
*All classes from promotional packages must be used for the above dates/times and do not carry over. 
All April Pilates Mat Series Package Classes expire 4/30

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Tone abs, hips, thighs and arms with just 2 classes/week!  

At Lotus Mind & Body, Pilates mat classes are taught by fully-certified, seasoned instructors, using the classical method - just as Joe Pilates would've wanted!  Each 55-minute class follows the beginner/intermediate format, and incorporates Pilates-specific props like Magic Circles and Triad balls to further challenge stability, precision and form.  

New to Pilates?  Our mat classes are open to all levels, and are a great way to try out the Pilates Method.  Modifications are always provided for challenging intermediate exercises, but for those with any chronic back and neck conditions, private sessions are recommended prior to attending any type of Pilates class.

For more information about starting a Pilates practice, call us at 908.766.9642.

 

 

 

Intro to Vinyasa Yoga

Thursdays 10:30-11:45am 

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If you've wanted to try yoga, but hesitate to jump into a class filled with experienced practitioners, this is the ideal way to get started!  Join us for this beginner-level, gentle yoga class and learn the fundamentals of yoga, including proper positioning, mindful breathwork and simple meditation techniques.  You'll just be sorry you waited so long!

New Student Package - 3 Classes for Just $30 (must be used within 1 month)