Our minds are constantly flooded with thoughts. These thoughts are sometimes helpful and sometimes harmful, sometimes conscious and mostly unconscious. We believe we are our thoughts, when in reality we are the awareness that holds our thoughts. Mindfulness meditation is process whereby we learn to develop a calm, stable presence by recognizing and relaxing around the constant fluctuation of our inner experience to discover the harmony and peace that is our true nature. Kayleigh will teach you how your mind, brain, and nervous system work; instruct you in the techniques of mindfulness meditation; and guide you to develop a daily practice that is realistic and appropriate for your lifestyle.
Restorative Yoga & Meditation
Restorative yoga is a passive practice designed to release muscular tension, deepen the breath, and quiet the mind. Using blankets, blocks, and props, you are guided through positions and pranayama (breathing exercises) that allow you to release overworked muscles, achy joints, and unconscious habits of physical and emotional holding. The practice not only opens your body, but also balances the nervous system and supports the brain’s neural networks of peacefulness and contentment.
Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga
Slow Flow Vinyasa is a calming yoga practice whereby postures are linked together through the breath, warming the body and allowing you to move deeper into each position. Poses are held for a moderate length of time and pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation are incorporated throughout the class to create awareness in mind and body. The class ends with deeply restorative postures designed to release all remnants of tension.
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
Kundalini yoga is called the “yoga of awareness” because it works to awaken the kundalini energy (energy of creative consciousness) through specific sequences of asana (posture), pranayama (breath), mantra (chanting), and meditation (mind training). Kundalini yoga is best understood as a science, a powerful technology refined by spiritual teachers over centuries and brought from India to the United States by Yogi Bhajan. The practice creates the sensitivity of the glandular system, nervous system, and brain needed to experience the true, infinite self. According to Swami Sivananda Radha, kundalini yoga awakens “the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others.”