The chakras are seven energy centers in the body that affect our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. When the chakras are blocked or inactive, imbalances occur and energy is low. Awakening these energy centers through gentle postures and meditation can help us bring positivity, peace, clarity, energy and balance into our lives. These workshops are appropriate for all levels of experience.
Wisdom Work: This workshop will explore the connection between the second, fourth, and sixth chakras and our inherent wisdom. 5:45-7:45 pm, Tuesday, March 17 Embracing Lovingkindness: This workshop will focus on gentle heart openers to stimulate the lovingkindness that lives within us all. 5:45-7:45 pm, Tuesday, March 24
Classes and workshops offered through the City of West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department are suspended until further notice.
Chakra Balancing Workshops are offered through the West Lafayette Parks Department and are $20 each. To register, call 765-775-5110.
Exploring the Niyama
The sage Patanjali outlined an eight-limbed path of yoga, a step-by-step guide to cultivate a steady mind so that we may obtain a state of bliss. Most of us are familiar with asana (or physical postures), the third of the eight limbs. Using asana, mantras and meditation, this class will explore the second limb of yoga: the niyama, the moral code for how we care for ourselves.
1:30-3:30 pm, Sunday, May 17 at Community Yoga. $20 early bird registration prior to May 11; $28 investment after May 11. Click here to register.
Introduction to Teaching Chair Yoga
Are you a yoga teacher new to or considering teaching a chair yoga class? Not sure where to start? Join Debra in this interactive workshop and learn to teach chair yoga for seniors or people with reduced mobility. Learn who might come to your class and how to adapt poses to meet students where they are. You’ll also learn a simple, adaptable sequence that you can teach to your students or use in your own practice. Previous yoga teaching experience required. 3CEU’s available.
Yin Yoga Basics
Yin Yoga is a quiet practice that targets the joints and connective tissues of the body with mindful, long, steady poses. Class will involve breath work and deeply held poses. Poses will be a variety of seated/floor postures that will be held for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Props will be used to adapt poses as needed. Yin provides a wonderful counterbalance to more active practices.
Yoga for Better Balance
Balance is such an important factor in quality of life as we age. Join Debra for a workshop that will focus on balance poses in a fun, accessible way.
Playing with Props
Find out how to use blocks, straps, chairs and more to deepen your practice, improve alignment and build confidence in poses. This is not a class series; each workshop will focus on different props.