Libby's blog: January Highlights, Workshops, Teacher Highlights and More!
PRACTICE the Eight Limbs
The Yoga Sutras presented by Patanjali outline a plan for living that flows from action to knowledge to liberation. This plan, or path, has eight limbs that give the practitioner the tools to achieve profound peace by merging with the object of contemplation. Over the next few months we will explore the eight limbs of yoga.
In Janaury our focus is the seventh limb Dhyana or meditation.
“A steady continuous flow of attention directed toward the same point or region is meditation.” Yoga Sutras
Get to know your teachers: Chelsea Winters
Chelsea was first introduced to yoga as a freshman in college at the University of New Hampshire and has been practicing since. A long time vegetarian with a passion for the outdoors, yoga was a natural fit. As an active person she was initially drawn to the physical practice, the movement of the asanas and the strengthening aspect. As Chelsea did more yoga and her practice deepened and she soon became aware of the mental and spiritual changes that yoga creating. Her whole attitude and outlook could shift from a single yoga class. Yoga has taught Chelsea many life lessons. It has taught her presence and breath and has made her more aware of her natural surroundings. Yoga has taught Chelsea to pause and appreciate the little things, and how truly small we are in this big world. Chelsea received 200HR yoga teacher certification at Yandara Yoga Institute in December of 2012. In April of 2015, she received a 400HR yoga teacher certification, also at Yandara Yoga Institute, and has currently completed her 500HR training. Chelsea teaches from a place of love and understanding that you can feel in every class.
Anjali Restorative Yoga
Instructor: Besty Lewis
Join Betsy the first Saturday of every month for Anjali Restorative Yoga beginning January 7, 2017. Anjali restorative Yoga is a well-respected style of nourishing, gentle yoga founded and developed by Shannon Paige. Anjali Restorative Yoga is a rich practice of deep and meditative support, both physically and emotionally. The practitioner is held by bolsters, pillows and blankets for sustained periods of time in deeply rejuvenative postures. The hallmark of an Anjali Restorative Yoga practice is that the restorative spaces are held with incredible detail to ease, rich imagery, guided meditations, and restoring pranayama/breathing practices. This one hour practice is suited for all and is free for members.
JANUARY SUBSTITUE LIST
Monday, January 2nd at noon: Libby