People think Yoga means always standing on your head or doing some pose.
But the aim of yoga is to calm the mind. That's why it's called Integral Yoga, because we
integrate everything; mind, body, and spirit. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda
Workshops and Classes
Michelle is available to teach classes and workshops to large and small groups. Classes can be held in studios, homes, or businesses. Please call 540-577-7730 to schedule.
KEYS TO A BALANCED LIFE
Workshop: This workshop is filled with ancient knowledge brought into a modern mindset that will help practioners find a more healthy and balanced lifestyle. Included in the workshop: information, handouts, practices, meditations, and discussions. The session is 2 hrs. Call to schedule today.
BALANCING THE CHAKRAS
Workshop: This workshop is filled with knowledge and practices relating to balancing the 7 energy centers in the body called Chakras. Included in the workshop: basic and applicable knowledge of the chakras presented in an easy to understand way, handouts, practices, meditations, and discussions. This session is 2 hrs. Call to schedule today.
UNDERSTANDING THE DOSHAS
Workshop: This workshop is filled with ancient Ayurvedic knowledge about the Doshas. Doshas are the three basic energies that make up the human body. Everyone has a unique combination of these Doshas; Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The imbalance of Doshas are the precursor to every dis-ease in the body. Included in the workshop: Ayurvedic assessment to learn your specific Dosha, assessing any imbalances, learning specific yoga poses and lifestyle adjustments to balance your body. This session is 3 hrs. Call to schedule today.
Each Yoga class begins with a centering, meditation, or intention; warm-up, asana (poses), cool down, and svasana (final rest).
YOGA & YOGA NIDRA
This class is suitable for all levels including beginners. The class is a traditional Omkarra Yoga asana followed by a 30 minute Yoga Nidra session. Yoga Nidra is a deep guided relaxation/meditation exercise that enables the practitioner to enter a state of complete relaxation induced by the guided inward rotation of the mind, the senses, and awareness along with a physical release of the body. This class is a positive way to de-stress and recharge.
Each class is modified and tailored to the needs of the students with the intention of deepening the practice of yoga through pranayama (breathing exercises), body & energy awareness, strength building, improving flexibility, and meditation. These classes include some Vinyasa flows and provide an average challenge level with periods of action and rest. Suitable for all levels.
ALL LEVELS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE
These classes are tailored to challenge the student and help those who would like to explore and deepen their physical practice. There is more of a vinyasa flow in these classes which means linking three or more poses together and flowing from one to the other building endurance and tapas (heat) within the body, detoxifying and strengthening the body. The class time is extended for these classes.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS AND LEVEL I
For new students and practicing students who would like to learn more about yoga poses and philosophy. This session is for those new to yoga or those that would like to explore more deeply into the practices of pranayama (breath), asana (poses), mudras (hand energy poses), and body awareness. Suitable for all levels including beginners. You will learn how to correctly and safely do poses, breathing exercises, and experience guided meditation.