THE YOGA CENTER - tuscaloosa


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September Workshops

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Monthly Restorative Yoga 
Sunday Sept 8th
3 to 5 p.m.
with Clarissa

$25

Join us for this practice of stillness & release. Through the slow, simple movements of Somatic Yoga, our class begins by softening muscles & connective tissues that contribute to pain & tension. We then move into the Restorative Yoga experience where we will explore 4-5 yoga poses, completely supported by props. These poses are passive rather than active, meaning that the muscles are in a state of near complete relaxation, allowing the mind to soften & surrender. Poses are held for 5-10 minutes each, depending on the posture. Our class finishes in deep relaxation with a fusion of guided meditation, mindfulness & yoga nidra (yogic sleep) often accompanied by the healing vibrations of singing bowls. ​ Everyone welcome.

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Yin/Restorative Yoga & Self-Reiki
Wednesday Sept 11th
6:30 to 8 p.m.
with Silke & Lynda

$25

Join us for a healing evening of Yin/Restorative Yoga & Reiki. We will begin with a guided meditation to tune into our bodies & minds. Then we will be guided through a series of deeply relaxing poses from Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga. We will end the evening with a period of energy healing using self-Reiki.
Yin postures are deep stretches supported by props, held in stillness for 2 to 10 minutes. Restorative yoga is also a passive & supported practice of asana. Both approaches help to release tension & busy thought patterns, while improving circulation and lubrication of connective tissue throughout the body.
Reiki is a relaxing, subtle energy-work technique that channels universal healing energy to activate our natural healing processes, helping us to restore physical, emotional, & mental well-being. 
Suitable for everyone.

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Yoga for Self-Care
Sunday Sept 15th
6 to 7:30 p.m.
with Silke

$25

A practice for self-care allows you to hit "pause" on your busy life & to put yourself first. We know the importance of self-care, but are often too exhausted to make time to practice it. This workshop will guide you through a sequence of stretching yin movements, self-massage with therapy balls, meditation, gentle breathing, use of essential oils, a yogic guided "sleep" (yoga nidra), & deeply relaxing restorative yoga poses. These self-care practices will quickly & easily return you to comfort in your body. You will leave your mat feeling rested & restored. 

Chakra Immersion Series
Session 1: Intro to Chakras & Energy Body
Saturday Sept 21st
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
with Clarissa

$25

In this initial class of the monthly Chakra Immersion Series, we introduce the Energy Body & seek to define our understanding of what the Chakra System is & how it influences health & vitality. We will discuss the history of the Chakras in Yoga, and how they are understood & experienced in various cultures & traditions. 
Each class will include group discussion with some yoga & movement. Mats & props available or you are welcome to bring your own, along with a notebook.
Open classes, no registration required. 


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Overview of the
Chakra Immersion Series
with Clarissa

every third Saturday 7:30-9:30 a.m.
 
Join us for an in-depth exploration of the seven major Chakras of Yogic tradition & their contributions to overall health & vitality. The chakra system forms the foundation of the human energy body & is key in understanding our energetic nature & in elevating consciousness. Each month will focus on the energy of a different chakra through discussion, immersive activity, movement, yoga asana, & meditation. We will discuss practical applications of this information in day-to-day life. Please dress comfortably, & you may also wish to bring a notebook. This is an open group class, no registration required.
 
SERIES OUTLINE

September 21: Intro to the Chakras & Energy Body
October 19: Root
November 16: Sacral
December 21: Solar Plexus
January 18: Heart
February 15: Throat
March 21: Third Eye
April 18: Crown
May 16: Integration
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