So much has happened already in the first half of 2020, it is hard to keep up. The world as we know it has changed, and we have hardly had the time to process what that even means. For me personally it has brought huge changes to the very concept of how I earn my livelihood. While I was forced to make a 'quick pivot' back in March to continue to offer classes via audio downloads to students registered for my Spring session, I have had a little more time to pause and ponder how I could best serve our yoga community going forward. Knowing how essential self-care has been to my overall well-being these past few months, I have created this brand new, multi-faceted course offering below, to help you take good care of yourself and be better able to navigate these stressful times. Whether you are a current student, a former student or a potential new student in search of a unique yoga experience, I look forward to connecting with you through this course!
Soothing Yoga for Stressful Times
9 Week Multi-Faceted Course: July 6 - September 5, 2020
Audio + Video + Outdoors + Online
Put the screens away, close your eyes and turn your focus inward as you are expertly guided through this series of 9 audio classes (1 per week) to soothe your psyche in these stressful times. At your convenience and in the comfort of your own home, immerse yourself in yoga sequences for Anxiety, Insomnia, Neck & Shoulder Tension and more. We will move, breathe, meditate, slow down our thoughts and practice present moment awareness. Learn new tools and cultivate healthy habits to navigate these stressful times. Choose to stream (Christy's) Hatha or Vinyasa sequences or (Christina's) Yin sequences.
Are you more of a visual learner? Or maybe you'd like a little variety? Enjoy a *NEW* Video Library of Christy's classes (Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin) and meditations, for all registered students to use at their convenience during the 9-week course. New videos will be added frequently, and will include sequences from the Soothing Yoga for Stressful Times course and more.
Miss seeing your yoga community in person and having your teacher keep a good eye on your form? Let’s try out some outdoor pool-side yoga classes in my backyard! Spaces will be limited for social-distancing purposes. Available to all registered students, but you must reserve a spot in advance. Be on the look-out for announcements of these *pop-up* classes throughout this 9-week course.
Cultivating Compassion in Challenging Times
I have been waiting for my chance to channel Oprah and her Super Soul Sunday series, and here it finally is! ;) I am so excited to offer registered students a chance to learn from my own spiritual teacher, John Earle, during this course. Each week, John will be offering a ½ hour inspirational talk and meditation practice via Zoom. You can join live and have the ability to interact with John directly, or you can listen to the recording of each workshop at your convenience from a shared Dropbox folder. Topics include Awareness, Personal Responsibility, Inner Work, Action and more. Read more about John and this weekly online course here.
You will have access to all of these offerings during this 9-week course.
Early Bird Registration By June 26 -- $145
After June 26 -- $155
(Please note: This new multi-faceted course concept is brand new to all of us. I appreciate your patience, understanding and flexibility as we navigate this new concept together! Questions? Send me an email at email@example.com)
Great for beginners and those wanting a more mellow practice.
Gradually increase strength and ﬂexibility while relieving stress and tension. AM Hatha: A more energizing class to help wake you up and set a positive tone for your day. PM Hatha: A calming, slower-paced class to help you unwind at the end of your day.
Best for students in good physical condition or with prior yoga experience.
Ann Arbor's Original Vinyasa! This alignment-enhanced style of Vinyasa offers a practice that is fluid and fun, but at the same time safe and sustainable. Increase your strength, flexibility and memory in this heat-building style by learning the sequence and then flowing on your own!
Good for all levels, especially those wanting a great stretch.
Yin Yoga has been coined the "quiet practice". A variety of leg, hip, back and shoulder stretches are held for 3-5 minutes in an attempt to go deep into the muscles and connective tissue of the body. Use breath and awareness as tools to cultivate mindfulness and deep relaxation.
I usually post this picture in a fun, light-hearted way--but times are different now and I know many people's financial situations have changed due to COVID-19. I don't want anyone to miss out on my Soothing Yoga For Stressful Times course because of financial constraints, so if you are unable to afford it at this time please contact me to work something out. I am particularly a fan of barters and often need help with things like gardening, office admin work, IT, graphic design, etc.