GENTLE YOGA with DEEP ŚAVĀSANA (extra deep relaxation)!
'GENTLE IS THE NEW ADVANCED'
Gentle Hatha-Raja Yoga for all levels
with Matt and Gwen
Designed to introduce you to deeper levels of your Self and make your body, mind, and spirit feel relaxed and great. It will always include simple, effective practices and asanas (postures) that are accessible to all and contribute to well-being and relaxation. The class will frequently include other aspects from the tradition of Hatha-Raja Yoga including pranayama, meditation, and Yoga Nidra.
While we've been saying something similar for years, the specific expression "Gentle is the New Advanced" was coined by Jason Brown of J. Brown Yoga. It is based on the traditional idea that 'advanced' Yoga does NOT need to include difficult, dangerous exercises. Yoga becomes advanced when students learn how to integrate body, mind, and spirit by becoming mindful and looking within.
This class is great for first time students as well as Yoga teachers, especially beginning teachers or those wanting to teach beginning Yoga students.
No one will be turned away because of inability to pay. We have plenty of Karma Yoga scholarships available! Please discuss with Matt, Gwen or Larry if you need one.
This class is donation based. We have a basket on the table near the entrance, and you can leave whatever amount you wish. Proceeds will help with the expenses of the Spiritual Life Society.
Suggested donation: $12-15. Drop-in anytime! Taught by Matt Lerner, ERYT-500, and Gwen Mainelis, CYT.
Matt is the director of Yoga Teacher Training at the Spiritual Life Society and has studied extensively with Yogiraj Behramji, Swami Rama, and many other teachers. He has been teaching Yoga and meditation since 1976 and training Yoga teachers since 1980. You can learn more about Matt at http://www.yogateacher.org/matt.lerner/ and https://www.yogaalliance.org/TeacherPublicProfile?tid=29133
Gwen is a recent graduate of Yoga Teacher Training program at the Spiritual Life Society. She also teaches at LA Fitness and Yoga Squared.
Class runs from 6:00 pm until about 7:30 pm at the Old Church on the Green, One East Main Street, Hudson, Ohio
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