Dear Friends and Neighbors,
St. Peter’s invites you to join in a nourishing mindfulness yoga practice, once a month on Wednesdays, from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm in St. Margaret’s Hall of St. Peter’s Church, starting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
I like to call this class “Yoga for the Soul.” As you may know, meditation and yoga are paths to self-awareness; by adding mindfulness and prayer, they can become a helpful companion to one’s faith journey. Some of the many gifts mindfulness yoga offers are taking the time to relax, nurturing the inner life, and cultivating peace and loving kindness toward ourselves and others. In this contemplative and joyful class, we will explore the relationship among all of these practices and our inner and outer worlds by using approaches from the East and the West. Together, we will learn and practice techniques for finding our calm center, letting go of stress, and stretching and strengthening the body, mind, and spirit. We will explore a variety of centering practices including meditation, yoga, prayer, chi gong, and dance movements. I am a yoga teacher trained in Kripalu yoga, with a background in gymnastics, dance, chi gong, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Ours will be a gentle class, though with all such movement, there is always some risk involved. Please be mindful of this and know that you participate at your own risk.
We encourage you to view this class not as another thing to add to your “to do” list, but as an opportunity to just be – to be your breath, to feel the spirit, to be fully present in your body, and to be your unplugged, unprogrammed self for about one hour. Come dressed to move, relax, meet friends, have fun, and maybe even feel transformed. Please bring a mat and feel free to bring any other props you might need. Everyone is welcome.
I look forward to sharing the practice with you; please let us know if you are interested.