As we enter into the holiday season, this is the perfect time to uplevel our Agni. Agni is our digestive fire. In Ayurveda we worship our Agni because it is the gatekeeper, it decides what stays and enters our cells and tissues and what become waste. Everything we take in needs to be absorbed, assimilated and then stored or released. Impaired Agni is the root of all disease.
This is the season of over eating and over scheduling. As we move towards the darkest days of the year, the rhythm of the season is to turn inward but we are being pulled out into the world and often away from our daily rituals and routines that support our wellbeing. There are ways we can enliven the Agni and keep it burning bright through the holidays while also enjoying the festivities of the season.
Our Women’s Moon Gathering invites women to take time out for sacred reflection and meditation on the divine feminine, on the light that the moon sheds on our inner knowing, and on our connection with each other and all of life.
What to expect at this moon gathering:
Chanting to center our thoughts
Breathing techniques to ground us
Daily rituals and routines to support Agni
Sound meditation to calm the nervous system
Connecting to other women in community
Lauren Margolies began practicing yoga nearly 15 years ago as a way to increase flexibility, but it quickly became apparent there was much more to be found. After years of trying many different styles in several studios, she found her deepest connection with a sound-vibration based vinyasa practice. This approach connected her to the amazing gift of meditation through asana, which led her to explore other meditation forms & various workshops. After having two children, as a working mom, the importance of her yoga practice became paramount in helping create harmony in daily life.
Through teacher training at the Dallas Yoga Center, Lauren discovered new ways to connect with sound meditation and restorative yoga, which once again shifted her entire perspective and practice. A profound interest in holistic wellness has led her to study Ayurveda, pranayama, aromatherapy & more.
Lauren's goal as a teacher is to compassionately guide others to find more balance and peace through yoga and meditation. She hopes everyone can experience deep connection to oneself and pure bliss through any style of practice, yin to yang, and take what they learn with them off their mats.Learn More
Please join for classes again on Friday ~
Be sure to check the online schedule for modifications to early morning classes.
We are grateful to be a part of your lives and we wish you and all your loved ones a safe and happy holiday!Learn More Online registration is full or unavailable. Please contact us for details.
Wednesday evenings 6:30–8:00pm
Join Paula Weithman for this eight week series to keep you refreshed during the busy holiday season. The holidays can become difficult with old memories surfacing and the self-imposed expectations that we might unknowingly place on ourselves. In this series, give yourself a moment to step out of the rush and reset your dial.
• Asana practice – one hour of yoga asana (all levels welcome)
• Pranayama (breathing) & Guided Meditation – 15 minute practice
• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – 15 minute sharing
Each session will include an hour long asana practice to unravel tension, and restore vibrancy and resilience in your body. Develop natural support and alignment to create length, strength, greater flexibility and sense of wholeness inside. The asana practice will be followed by a fifteen minute session focusing on breathing and meditation practices. These tools are used to calm the mind and reduce mental clutter shifting your outlook for the week. The session will conclude with a fifteen minutes session sharing the ancient wisdom found in the Yoga Sutras. This series is designed assist you to become still, quiet and connected to the ever present source of your being.
When inner stability is gained, the mind becomes quiet allowing for the inner light of the heart to glow - Sutra l.36
Paula Weithman uses a mindfulness based practice to guide students into a place of receptivity that develops sensitivity, intuition and self-acceptance. Paula has a background in counseling, rehab and bodywork. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 1982 and meditates using the Pureland Buddhist tradition.
Her yoga background is diverse and she continues to study with senior teachers believing a beginner's mind is a fresh mind. She believes that yoga is a medicine for the body as well as the mind, and she incorporates her background as a yoga therapist and mindfulness based psychotherapist into her private practice.
She has training through the Iyengar tradition, certified at the Intermediate Jr.2 level, and the Scarvelli method through Namaste International, and is registered at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.
Are you tired? Fatigued? Feeling overwhelmed and run down? Trouble sleeping? Digestive issues? Disconnected?
Come discover a gentle way to unwind and reconnect with Reiki and Restorative yoga poses facilitated by the gentle vibrations of Sound Healing. This workshop designed to bring balance and healing to the body, allowing you to find peace and tranquility within.
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga that is truly nourishing and healing on all levels of our beings - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki is an extremely accessible and valuable hands on energy system to support vitality and vibrancy. “Rei” means spirit or universal energy. “Ki” mean life energy. Reiki refers to a balancing of the cosmic and life force energies. By laying hands on different parts of the body the receiver is pulling the energy they need from the universal life force energy to support and heal their body.
Surrender your system to these powerful healing modalities and leave feeling lighter, refreshed and recharged. Laura Tulumbas will guide the students into gentle restorative poses. While in the poses she will be offering Reiki Healing to help the body relax and settle into the pose. Lauren Margolies will weave a tapestry of Sound healing throughout the entire session which will provide a space for the body to release and let go.
Lauren's goal as a teacher is to compassionately guide others to find more balance and peace through yoga and meditation. She hopes everyone can experience deep connection to oneself and pure bliss through any style of practice, yin to yang, and take what they learn with them off the mats.
Surrender your system to these powerful healing modalities and leave feeling lighter, refreshed and recharged. Laura will guide the students into gentle restorative poses. While in the poses she will be offering Reiki Healing to help the body relax and settle into the pose. Kenny will weave a tapestry of Sound healing throughout the entire session which will provide a space for the body to release and let go.
Kenny Kolter approaches sound therapy and gong meditation with a subtle rhythmic quality, teasing out the vast array of tones, harmonics and shimmering nuances that reside within the instrument. His goal is to be a sound bridge between the energy and spirit that lie within the gong and to sonically draw out or tune into the energy and spirit that resides in all of us.
Kenny is a musician and certified reiki healer known for his transformative and nourishing gong meditations, has been playing percussion instruments since the age of 9 and practicing meditation since age 12. His sessions incorporate gongs, drums, rattles, chimes and Tibetan singing bowls to blend a range of soothing vibrations with rhythmic undertones that invite attendees to surrender tension and enter a meditative state that is still connected to the surroundings by sound.
Kenny has led more than 1,300 Sound Therapy group sessions and facilitated hundreds of private sessions. After moving from Chicago, Kenny began sharing this transformational work with the Dallas community through The Dallas Yoga Center in 2012. He has also offering Sound Therapy in numerous health institutions including Hospitals, Cancer Treatment Centers, and Mental Health Facilities. He continues to be amazed by the power of sound in bringing the body, mind and spirit to profound state of a peace.Learn More
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