This class is held in the Ganesha Studio.
An uplifting class that begins with a seated pranayama (breath) exercise, followed by a slower paced yet invigorating vinyasa yoga practice. The last 15 minutes of class are dedicated to a long sweet savasana and instruction for a quiet period of meditation to help your mind calm and let your body relax and absorb the peace and stillness. If you are seeking detailed asana and meditation instruction, or desire a slower paced yoga practice with longer holds and focus on breath and proper alignment, this class is for you! Class length is 75 minutes. All levels welcome.
This class series is perfect for those who have completed the Beginners’ Series or workshop and for those looking to explore and deepen the spiritual side of their yoga practice. Each class will build on the foundation of the Beginners’ Series while adding more advanced balance, twisting, and standing asanas, and beginning arm balances and inversions, all with a focus on proper alignment and quieting the mind. This series will include teachings from the yoga sutras and cover the eight limbs of yoga, with an emphasis on learning how to meditate. Each session will end with a guided meditation practice. Throughout the series suggestions for modifications to poses will be presented, along with proper use of props and the Sanskrit and English names of the yoga postures. Prepare to learn, laugh, relax, and grow deeper in your yoga practice in these highly motivating classes. Class is held in the Ganesha Studio (maintained at 70 degrees). Class size is limited to 16 students so register early! Classes will be held on Mondays. Workshop fee: $65 for 5 session
Vinyasa means “flow” and employs the technique of connecting postures, or asanas, into different sequences. This practice emphasizes matching breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga is one of the most commonly practiced styles in the West. It is derived from the Ashtanga series as developed by Sri Pattabhi Jois but differs from it in that a vinyasa class does not follow a set series of poses. Therefore, any vinyasa yoga class can vary widely from the next. As the name suggests, this yoga class consists of a mindful and fluid flow of poses, with a focus on the breath. This class is designed to help develop strength, improve flexibility and balance and reduce stress. Appropriate for students of all levels as modifications will be offered by the teacher.
Have you always wanted to practice yoga but didn’t know where to start? If you are seeking a series of yoga classes that will demystify yoga and teach the basics in a supportive and fun environment, then join me for this five-class beginners’ yoga series! In the series you’ll learn about the background of yoga, pranayama (breathing) exercises, step-by-step instruction of the basic asanas (yoga postures) to demonstrate proper alignment and safety. Throughout the series, suggestions for modifications to poses will be presented to ensure that everyone can participate, and we’ll review proper use of props and the Sanskrit and English names of the yoga postures. Each class builds on the next, leaving you with a core foundation to start your personal yoga practice. What to bring: A yoga mat, water, and an open beginner’s mind. Questions will be encouraged and are welcome throughout the class. Wear comfortable clothing.
Woo Hoo – are you ready to ask the universe to “BRING IT ON” for 2019? To set powerful intentions and manifest them?
Join Maria Santoferraro and healthy-food guru Ross Dilley for a day retreat (right here in NE Ohio) full of yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and the opportunity to create your very own vision board for 2019!
The use of essential oils and Reiki to enhance and complement the yoga practice has been used in many cultures around the world. Essential oils like Sandalwood and Vetiver aid the mind in sensory balance and rejuvenation. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, energy realignment, and relaxation that promotes healing. Together, the combination of restorative yoga, essential oils, and Reiki creates a total mind and body experience.
This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the qualities and benefits that essential oils and Reiki can provide to heal, cleanse, nourish your body and uplift your mood. A relaxing restorative yoga practice to bring alignment to each of the chakras will follow.
Give yourself the gift of some well deserved nurturing time on your yoga mat. You will leave the workshop relaxed and refreshed. All levels are welcome.
Class size is limited. Please contact Sequoia Wellness to register.
This class is held in the Ganesha Studio.