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Yoga Pose of The Month with Yoga Coordinator Sarah Davidson!

Yoga Pose of The Month with Yoga Coordinator Sarah Davidson!

Down Dog with revolved twists (Adoh Mukha Svanasana)
 
 
Come onto all fours. Keep your hands slightly forward of your shoulders with your fingers spread wide. Curl your toes under, straighten your legs, and lift your hips up and back into the pose.  Heals are striving for the earth and the tailbone is lengthening towards the sky.  Turn the eye of the elbow in; relax your neck. Reach your right hand to the outer edge of your left leg (shin, ankle, or foot, whatever you can reach). If you cant find the leg, shorten your stance. Revolve your ribcage to the left, keeping your left arm straight. Breathe, switch sides, and repeat. Repeat five breaths per side.
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Fall Yoga Specials

 
 
OCTOBER: Back to School!  All school teachers can take 
any class for $5.  Please provide school ID or paystub.
 
NOVEMBER: Hatha Yoga with Jade is $5
Free Beginners Meditation
Every fourth Monday of Every Month 4:30 PM-5:30 PM with Leah. 
Great for first time meditation seekers to experience the benefits of this healing and calming practice. For BEGINNERS ONLY.
October 22nd & November 26th. 
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Ayurveda Workshops

Ayurveda Workshops

Saturdays, October 13th, 20th, 27th, 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Price: $30 each or $50/both – Ayurveda Workshops 1 & 2 ($25/each – $10 OFF/both)
Tri-Dosha Yoga: $15 drop-in or $10 pre-registration 
$60 together for all 3 workshops pre-registration
Season: Summer/AutumnTransition
 
Location: The Local Grocer/Be Well Studios (Downstairs – “Foundation Level” – Ayurveda Workshops 1 & 2) & Be Well Studios (Tri-Dosha Yoga)
 
 
Ayurveda Workshop #1: What is Yoga’s “Sister Science” – Ayurveda?
October 13th, 4 PM – 5:30 PM
 
– What is Ayurveda?
– How is Ayurveda connected to Yoga?
– How can Ayurveda help you?
– What is your dosha/constitution?
– What general methods can help bring you back to or keep you in a state of natural balance?
– Ayurvedic clock: times of day, seasons of year, stages of life
*Handouts & assessments
 
Ayurveda Workshop #2: How can Ayurveda help us to find our balance?
October 20th, 4 PM – 5:30 PM
 
– Detailed methods for individual balance, according to dosha/constitution (foods, herbs, Yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation, etc.)
– Ayurvedic daily cleansing practices (self-massage, tongue scraping, nasal irrigation, etc.)
*Ayurvedic items for reviewing &a additional handouts (dry brush, tongue scraper, neti pot, ghee, churna, etc.)
 
 
Tri-Dosha Yoga: Yinyasa Yoga Nidra
October 27th, 4 PM – 5:30 PM  
Held in the studio
 
A Yin & Vinyasa variation that blends the feminine (Yin) and masculine (Yang) energies to create a calm centering of the mind and a harmonious balancing of the body, in order to reduce stress and promote peace for complete holistic health – not only for wellness in both the mind and body, but in the heart and spirit, as well. Stress reduction breathing techniques, introduction to visualization, and a guided Yoga Nidra body scan, including the chakras & elements, for total rejuvenation, are all included in this Yoga class. All levels welcome! Pre-registration is recommended, as spaces are limited, and this is a special event!
 
Drop-in rate: $15
Pre-paid rate: $10
 
Instructor: Christie Ann Rochette
I am an accredited Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, a 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor, a trained Childlight Kids Yoga Teacher, as well as a qualified Human Behavioral Consultant. My main focus is on living a preventative lifestyle with healing modalities from holistic health approaches, including both Yoga and Ayurveda, amongst other therapeutic methods, such as Aromatherapy. I have a natural desire to help others. I enjoy sharing my passion with those who are interested in empowering themselves by reclaiming their own individual health.
 
 
Zenergie Yoga & Ayurveda (Christie’s Business) 
Zenergie blends Yoga and Ayurveda together to work in tandem with each other to bring us further towards our natural state of balance, while moving us away from imbalance, which is the root cause of disease. Ayurveda is one of the oldest known medical sciences, which literally translates into “life knowledge.” It helps us to rediscover our own elemental nature, as well as to assist us in understanding how to work with it, rather than against it, in order to achieve homeostasis. Originally, Yoga and Ayurveda were both developed and used together regularly. However, over time they were separated from one another, and although many people have recently become familiar with Yoga, there are not as many people that know about its’ “sister science”, Ayurveda. Ayurveda addresses the holistic mental and physical health of the individual, while Yoga relies on this foundation to move into the heart of the matter; our spiritual well-being.
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Free to Beginners Meditation

Free Beginners Meditation

Every fourth Monday of Every Month 4:30 PM-5:30 PM with Leah. 

 

Great for first time meditation seekers to experience the benefits of this healing and calming practice. For BEGINNERS ONLY.

 

September 24th, October 22nd, November 26th

Free to Beginners Meditation

Meditation. You probably know it is supposed to be good for you. Maybe you’ve even heard all the talk and research done on meditation. Have you thought there is no way you have time in your day to meditate? Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. Did you know you can meditate anywhere? No special equipment needed. No sitting on the floor with legs crossed chanting. Not even a totally quiet space is required.  If you been wondering about how you can fit meditation into your life ~ these free beginning sessions are meant for you.  It is easier than you think.

12 health benefits of meditation:

  • Reduces Stress.
  • Controls Anxiety.
  • Promotes Emotional Health.
  • Enhances Self-Awareness.
  • Lengthens Attention Span.
  • May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss.
  • Can Generate Kindness.
  • May Help Fight Addictions.
  • Improves Sleep
  • Helps Control Pain
  • Decrease Blood Pressure
  • You Can Meditate Anywhere

Namaste

“Namaste”

Namaste is a common greeting in yoga. What does it mean to say “Namaste”?  Directly translated, it means ‘the divine in me honors the divine in you’.

The literal translation of namaste in Sanskrit is ‘Nama’(to bow), ‘As’ (I), and ‘Te’(you). When you bow, you surrender your head to your heart.

At the end of my yoga, I instruct my class to place their hands together at heart chakra, bowing our heads, closing our eyes and saying “Namaste”. This is a deep form of respect. In the West “namaste” is spoken with the bowing gesture. In India, the gesture itself signifies “Namaste”. It is not necessary to utter the word while bowing. I honor this spoken gesture at the end of my classes when the energy is the room is peaceful and the mind is still quiet.

Namaste reminds me and others on their mats, that we are all together for a deeper purpose. We are reminded of gratitude and looking at the bigger picture. We are all learning a little about ourselves, what we really feel, and maybe what direction you want to take in life. When you hear ‘trust your gut feeling’, you are making choices from your heart with core meaning, not letting our heads get in the way.

When a person greets another with “Namaste”, there is a definite spiritual emotion transferred. You create a vibration to the receiving person by sending positive energy. Your heart centers are connecting during the greeting exchange. In India, it is appropriate to use this gesture when greeting family, friends, and colleagues.

This positive energy creates a positive power of sharing. Namaste should only be said in a positive manner. A positive aura is sent. With this gesture, always remember to gently touch your fingertips together.

We occasionally need to step back, truly acknowledge those around us and just be present. It definitely takes practice. The end of yoga class is a perfect time. Eventually, you may be able to tap into this calming class memory when you might need to…recognizing the meaning of Namaste.

Namaste may help change how to react to your everyday challenges, how you react to work situations, even how you see your family and friends. The vibrations keep flowing. Namaste can be ‘your moment’ of inner peace and reflection.

I bow to you is telling someone that you are acknowledging them as they are. Just looking someone in the eye means you are consciously seeing them. It’s not physical. We are all with each other at this time, being present…

I honor those in my class…namaste is my thank you to the world created and the world around us.

 

-Daphne LeMay

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FREE Introduction to Yoga for Beginners!

FREE Introduction to Yoga for Beginners!

First Monday of Every Month!
Learn the basics from the ground up

September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th

4:30 PM -5:30 PM

 

 

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Spring Renewal!

Spring into Spring with a Revitalizing Juice and Soup Cleanse for Body and Soul
The creative chefs at the Local Grocer have come up with a Spring Renewal Program that will help you lighten up your diet AND keep your metabolism going, while enjoying healthy and nutritious soups and fresh-pressed organic juices prepared especially for you!

Each day we will provide:

  1. Delicious fresh-pressed organic juice designed to aid in digestion, boost your immune system, and help rid your body of inflammation.
  2. Soups (choice of bone-broth based paleo or vegan) made with thoughtfully prepared organic ingredients that not only taste amazing, but are packed with minerals and nutrients to support your overall health.

These will be available for pick-up daily at The Local Grocer Cafe. You may also choose to pick up multiple days of soup and juice at one time (up to 3 days’ worth at one time) with advanced notice. If you choose to do this you may be limiting your selection of soup choices. Please be aware that juices are recommended to be drunk within 3-72 hours for optimum nutrition and enzyme and antioxidant content. The fresher the juice, the higher the enzyme and antioxidant content.

At the beginning of your cleanse you will receive a bag of organic herbalist-formulated cleansing tea for you to make at home daily. The Enhanced Package includes free yoga and meditation passes and other Self-Care Aids. See details on the following page.

The Basics   99$   ($120 value)

This 7-day program includes:

  1. A 4 oz. bag of our herbalist formulated organic cleansing tea and instructions to brew at home
  2. One pint of our Organic Fresh Pressed Juice of the Day
  3. One bowl of Nourishing Cleansing Soup. Choose between the following:
    1. gluten free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free Paleo bone broth-based
    2. GF Vegan (also dairy and egg free)

 

This program is perfect for those looking for a ready-made healthy dinner (or other meal) and snack replacement to help you make positive dietary changes.

 

 

The Full Package 199$ ($265 value)

This enhanced 7-day program includes:

  1. An 8 oz. bag of our herbalist formulated organic cleansing tea and instructions to brew at home
  2. Two pints of organic fresh pressed juice (juice of the day plus your choice)
  3. Two bowls of your choice of Nourishing Cleansing Soup (gluten free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free Paleo bone broth-based and GF Vegan available)
  4. One free Yoga or Dance pass
  5. One free pass to Meditation group
  6. A week-long Self-Care Journal with specific self-care suggestions and descriptions to help support health lifestyle changes
  7. Healthy Cleansing Recipes to make at home to supplement or continue with your Spring Renewal!