Welcome to our Sunday Specialty Series line up. These classes are designed to help our students deepen their knowledge of Yoga through a set series of classes. The classes we have for you will be therapeutic for the mind, body and spirit. We hope that you will sample all our classes this year. These classes are designed to be mini workshop classes and each class will fall on the same Sunday each month. These are “Specialty” classes and WILL NOT be included in any of our regular passes. We will only have a Sunday Specialty Drop In pass available for $10. All classes will be between 75 and 90 minutes. We hope that you will come see what our instructors have to offer this year.
1st Sunday each month
Holistic Wellness 2:00 – 3:30pm
$10 Drop In
Class Description: This whole body + mind yoga series is an all-encompassing therapeutic group yoga class. Beginners as well as advanced yogi’s are welcome to join. This class is focusing on gentle movements, stress relief breathing techniques, encompassing discussion of yoga principles (Yama’s and Niyama’s) for peace on and off our yoga mats. This series is meant for each student to gain out of it what they need at that particular time. Possible Benefits: stress relief, anxiety relief, chronic pain reduction, weight loss, inner peace, and a new found awakening.
“Instructor: Tracy Badders
Tracy began her yoga practice in 2007. She remembers how grounded and balanced she felt after each class. Tracy’s journey with yoga continues to teach her that true happiness lies within finding balance in every aspect of our lives, and in wanting what we have.
Her teaching philosophy is to give all participants opportunities to develop their practice in healthy ways. Tracy has experience in working as a Physical/Occupational Therapy Tech. She has worked with the therapists to create and implement yoga programs for all types of people, and has obtained experience in myofascial release. Tracy is a RYT-200 Yoga Alliance certified instructor with her training from American Power Yoga & Black Swan Yoga. She is also Level 1 certified through Yogafit
2nd Sunday each month
Kundalini 2:00 – 3:15pm
$10 Drop In
Class Description: Kundalini Yoga is a practice for all bodies, levels, and experiences alike. Classes vary greatly depending on what kriya the teacher decides to teach, but each class includes warm-ups, breathing techniques (pranayam), an exercise set (kriya), deep relaxation, chanting, and meditation. Experience yourself deeply and notice a transformation towards physical strength, heightened awareness, mental clarity, and happiness. A typical class is focused on the control of breath,expansion, energy, alignment of the chakras. The typical class is 60-90 minutes, structured as follows:
5-10 minutes – warm-up (often including spiritual teachings from the instructor)
30-45 minutes – kriya (the workout itself)
5-15 minutes – Savasana relaxation (try not to fall asleep)
11-31 minutes – meditation (this could include mantras or hand mudras)
Instructor: Natalie Rae Escalera (Natalirae)
200hrs Hatha Yoga (RYT), trained @ Yoga Yoga in Austin ,Texas 2013.
Completed Level One Instructor 200hrs in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhanjan® @ Yoga Yoga in Austin ,Texas 2014.
Natalie recieved her spiritual name Kirandev Kaur on May 4,2014.
“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something teach it.” -Yogi Bhajan
3rd Sunday each month
Peaceful Warrior Yoga 2:00 – 3:15pm
$10 Drop In
Class Description: This class is open to all students but is designed for those who are dealing with behavioral changes related to PTSD or any other trauma or stress related issues, and their families. In this class we will discover a non-traditional physical form of exercise that will use Asana(poses) and Pranayama(yogic breathing) to help us learn to navigate the ongoing effects these issues can bring. The poses will help us connect our mind and body and the breathing will connect us with our breath. While the physical postures will help us learn to release muscle tension, the breath work will help us learn to reconnect with our minds. When we combine these two techniques we find a healthy way for the body, mind and soul to set their feet on the path back to our true self.
Instructor: Heather DeHanis
My practice of yoga began mainly for its deeper stretching techniques after long runs. When I began to research the various types of yoga available, I discovered that yoga can be beneficial for so much more than flexibility and recovery. I began to understand that it can be used as a tool to lead and guide those who have suffered in a traumatic way toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Being a military family, I knew first-hand that this could impact so many in such a positive way. So, with the support of my family, I began my personal journey toward becoming an instructor. I plan to structure my teaching around practices that will help those who battle PTSD and similar stress related issues, and their families to a healthier more balanced way of life!
4th Sunday each month
Chakra Exploration and Practice 2:00 – 3:15pm
$10 Drop In
Class Description: The subtle body is a part that cannot be touched or seen, this is where your energy flows. There are seven points in the body known as Chakras. We will be exploring each Chakra and how to bring more awareness to our energy sources. The seven chakras are Root, Sacral, Solar plexus, Heart, Throat, Third eye, and Crown. Each week will include a brief study of one of these Chakras, followed by a physical practice that will help us learn to focus and release or store the vital energies related to the chosen Chakra.
Instructor: Julie Musgrove
Yoga found me while I was going through a difficult health battle. I quickly learned all the wonderful aspects that Yoga has to offer. Yoga continues to strengthen my body, heal my mind, and empower my soul. I decided to become a yoga instructor to deepen my knowledge for my passion and to help others find strength and healing. I have received my 200-hour certification and am excited to take my yoga journey farther. I am eager to not only lead others in their journey but eager to grow and learn through each individual I have the honor of guiding. Off the mat I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my two sons, husband, and two dachshunds.