Candlelit Yin Yoga
with Krista Mason
Sundays 9/30 & 10/28 6:30-8 p.m.
Nourish your body and mind in this quiet, relaxing practice. You will leave relaxed and rejuvenated with a deeper feeling of balance and a deeper sense of calm.
Yin Yoga helps bring balance to our overly busy lifestyles. It is a contemplative practice of long, passive holds (generally 3-5 minutes) in specific floor postures to nourish the joints and ligaments of our body while emphasizing and deepening into the breath throughout the practice. These asanas gently strengthen and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility. This practice helps to bring balance to both our lives and our more active yoga practices. Yin Yoga also allows us to become more present, allowing us to draw “within” ourselves and quiet our mind and body. As we find that quiet acceptance in our postures, we can also find this acceptance spilling out into our life.
We will practice by the glow of candlelight, and finish practice by sharing some yummy chocolate! We will leave relaxed, rejuvenated, and filled with ease.
Cost is $20.
Pre-Natal Yoga Series
with Alisha Lineswala
Fridays, 6-7 pm, September 28-November 9* (6 weeks)
Join Alisha Lineswala (RYT-200) for 6 weeks of prenatal yoga. Expecting moms will learn how to listen to their inner wisdom and prepare their bodies for childbirth. During this series, we will practice yoga poses that strengthen the pelvic floor and invite opening and softening for delivery. Students will also learn breathing and meditation techniques to encourage strength and concentration. Prenatal yoga provides a supportive and peaceful environment for every student to explore her body’s needs. It is an excellent way to meet other mothers and build community. No prior yoga experience is required. Join us today!
Cost for 6 week series is $100.
*No class will be held on October 19.
The Meditation Circle
with Amy Dixon & Jade Olubayo
Saturday, October 13, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
Jade and Amy are hosting a bi-monthly study group intended to deepen existing meditative practices and to present ideas for those beginning a practice. Each session will focus on a new meditation strategy so that one will eventually find a style of practice that suits him or her.
We will bring awareness to breath, thoughts, body, sounds, smells and surroundings through various modalities. This workshop might include walking meditation, concentration with the use of mudras and chanting, focused breath attention meditation and guided visual meditation. We will learn together the different meditation paths and find the one that naturally resonates.
Each session is 75 minutes long. Please come dressed comfortably and a journal might be helpful.
Cost is $25.
Wine & Unwind
with Kelly Hanns
Saturday, October 13, 11 am-1 pm
Start your weekend right! Join Grace at Urban Winery to Wine and Unwind. Move through a fun mixed level flow with Kelly, followed by a wine tasting and snacks. Space is limited so sign up fast!
Class will be held at Urban Winery located just a few blocks from Grace at 949 Bonifant Street in Silver Spring. Please bring a mat.
Pre-registration is required. Must be age 21 or older.
An Introduction to Ayurveda (translated as “the science of life”):
Live Each Beautiful Season to Your Fullest
with Amy Dixon
Sundays 1/28, 4/15, 6/24 & 10/14, 12:30-2:30 pm
In these four classes, we will learn about the basic history and purpose of Ayurveda, an Indian medical system that is said to be 2-5,000 years old (it may be our oldest consistently practiced medical system). We will better understand its teachings using yoga postures and meditation, sound, color, fragrance and taste. My intention for the class is to share with you a bit of what has supported me in my life as a mother of four, wife, yoga teacher and yoga practitioner. Together, we will better understand and embrace nature’s cycles so we may feel full and happy and healthy. You also might learn something new or make a friend, which should be enjoyed in the new year!
Winter: Fortify, Restore and Reflect
Spring: Renew and Transform
Summer: Soften and Welcome Joy
Autumn: Be Present and Find Ground
You will leave each class with yoga practices, recipes, and otherwise seasonal nourishment. Home study guidance between sessions is optional but will be available. I look forward to learning with you.
Amy Dixon is a grateful teacher at Grace YPS and regularly studies Ayurveda with Hannah Leatherbury.
You may register for individual seasonal sessions or for the four class series! Cost is $100 for 4 week series or $30 per session.
Ask the Yoga Teacher
with Michele Russ
Sunday, November 11, 4:30-6 pm
Here's your chance to finally ask the yoga questions you've been wanting to ask in a safe and un-rushed space. Anything from, "Am I doing my Down Dog correctly?" to "What's the difference between Cobra and Up Dog?" or "How can I modify ____ Pose?" All questions are welcome!
Michele will begin by going over a few common misconceptions about some familiar poses, followed by a lengthy question and answer session, open to all attendees. We will end with a mixed-level flow, paying special attention to things we've explored and discussed. This 1.5 hour workshop is intended to provide a greater sense of clarity and confidence so you can continue to grow and thrive in your yoga practice.
Cost is $20.