Yoga & Meditation
Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated, and refers to the union between mind, body and spirit. Yoga practice involves physical postures or poses that develop both strength and flexibility. Each pose has specific physical benefits and can be done quickly in succession, heating up the body or more slowly to increase stamina and allow concentration on the alignment of the pose. Although the approach to each pose can vary depending on the type of yoga practiced, the poses remain the same.
With the support and validation of evidence-based studies, clients will appreciate the benefits of these gentle yoga practices, including
- Increased energy
- Improved cardiovascular function
- Greater range of motion
- Stress relief
- Pain management
- Mental/emotional resiliency.
Classes are open to all levels of fitness and health. Props such as chairs, blankets or bolsters may be used to support injuries or other limitations.
Class are intimate and small (6 participants max) allowing students to receive more personal attention. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.
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Yoga Basics class is designed to give students instruction in the safe alignment of basic, foundational yoga postures and basic breathing techniques; as well as to provide an introduction to mindfulness and meditation. This class is suitable for beginners and anyone wishing to get back to the basics of yoga in order to build a safe and supported foundational practice.
Mondays with Elise
Guided Meditation is a form of meditation where participants are verbally led through relaxing visualizations. Guided meditations are designed to relax the participant, relieve stress, transform perspectives in positive ways, and connect to a state of inner peace. As the participant relaxes more and more, stress fades and the mind becomes clearer. This class is suitable for people who are new to meditation, as well as those who have had previous experience.
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Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga practice done while seated or with the support of a chair. This Chair Yoga class is designed to give students instruction in basic, foundational yoga postures and basic breathing techniques; as well as to provide an introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Chair Yoga is suitable for those who are challenged with balance issues or anyone who has trouble getting down to and up from the floor. It is appropriate for beginners and anyone wishing to get back to the basics of yoga in order to build a safe and supported foundational practice.
Yoga Basics $25
Private Sessions listed below are not available for booking online, please contact our Spa Desk for a custom time that will fit your schedule.
Private Yoga – $40
Private Meditation – $40
Private Couple’s Class – $50
Meditation & Mindfulness
Meditation is a quiet, contemplative practice that, along with relieving many chronic symptoms, provides the practitioner with new coping skills and a different perspective into challenging conditions or circumstances.
Meditation helps people:
- Relieve chronic illness
- Lower pain levels
- Decrease emotional responses to pain
- Reduce symptoms that are emotionally upsetting and disabling
- Lower feelings of depression
- Improve sleep
Ultimately, meditation can help cultivate more compassion and love for oneself, leading all who practice it regularly to an improved quality of life.
Mindfulness can be used during the course of the day to regulate pain and anxiety. Regular mindfulness practice can improve thought and emotional patterns. Numerous studies have shown that successful business leaders use mindful meditation to improve productivity, creativity and business acumen.
Among the positive benefits of a mindfulness practice are:
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced focus
- Better control over emotions
- Higher relationship satisfaction