Winter Yoga Workshops

Relax, Restore, Renew

Yin & Yoga Nidra

Winter is an ideal time to restore and transform our bodies and minds. It is a time to consider stepping off worn paths of behaviors, beliefs, and habits, and discovering new directions that align and resonate with your true purpose.


Yet many of us allow our minds to "hijack" our experience of the present-- by overwhelming ourselves with lists of things to do and say in the future--while also ruminating on past conversations, memories and events. These action-packed "movies of the mind" can take hold and steal our energy, turning our lives into emotional reactions; impacting our focus; causing sleeplessness; and creating stress and dis-ease.


Our minds and bodies need true rest and relaxation, slowing down the brainwaves and constant chatter. This conservation of energy provides space for the body to heal and restore. Yoga and Yoga Nidra can help.


Join Lisa for a candlelight Yin practice, followed by Yoga Nidra, a guided deep relaxation which creates the clarity and space for this very important work.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a soft, still, deep and nurturing practice. Designed to create space in the body and enhance elasticity of the fascia, it also allows energy to move more freely throughout the body. This practice will include gentle guidance to enhance your experience, then time for you to focus on your breath and body while music selected for its restorative & contemplative frequencies plays softly in the background.

What is Yoga Nidra?

The class will end with Yoga Nidra, taking you to a state of meditative, restorative rest. Yoga Nidra is an extended guided meditation designed to slow down the thoughts and chatter of the active mind. You will lie in a supine position, with the comfort of props and blankets. The only thing you "do" is focus on your breath, and listen to the directions of your instructor.


Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing, and bring your favorite blanket (and any other supports to make your experience comfortable). Blankets and bolsters are also provided if needed.

Details

Friday, Jan. 4th, 7-8:30pm

1178 South Lapeer Road

Lapeer, MI

Upcoming Workshops:

  • February 8
  • March 1

Special Upcoming Events

Keep your yoga practice going throughout the winter! We will have some restful and enjoyable events that are perfect for a night out with friends and family.


Our schedule of all classes and events can be found on the calendar at our website by clicking here.

Restorative Yoga with Crystal & Reiki Healing (OW)

Lauren Malone Intuitive Yoga & Subtle Energy Practitioner invites you to release, restore and renew with the help of crystals, restorative yoga and Reiki energy healing. Let everyday stress, anxiety and tension melt away and reconnect with your true essence. Relax into gentle and soothing restorative yoga poses to calm the mind, body and spirit. Feel the profound healing benefits of crystals as they help to open up the energetic centers of the body.

Friday, January 11, 2019- 6:00-8:00 PM


Sink deeper into the practice and receive Reiki energy healing. Essential oils will be available for those who wish to intensify their experience. Combining the healing benefits of crystals, Reiki and restorative yoga you will leave feeling rested and refreshed. Take home your own crystal to keep the healing energy flowing.


In this Nourishing Class You Will:


  • Learn how to activate the Rest and Rejuvenate Response through deeply supported healing yoga postures
  • Learn the power crystals from their formation, history of use, choosing, cleansing, programming.
  • Experience how crystals help heal by positively interacting with your body’s energy field


Space is limited to 10 participants. Wear comfortable layered clothing you are able to relax in. Essential Oils will be used in the room for this class. Investment: $30 (includes class + take home Crystal)

Cleanse & Awaken Primal Energy Yoga Workshop (KS)

Friday, January 19, 2019 7:30-9:00 PM


Join Certified Yoga Therapist, Yvonne Clark (C-IAYT, E-RYT500, teaching yoga since 2006) for a Gentle Yoga Workshop focused on specific yoga poses designed to clear out the body, both physically and energetically.


Our bodies are naturally healthy, and we are connected to a source of infinite energy and feelings of health and wellness. Environmental, emotional, physical and mental factors often interfere with this naturally harmonious state. If we continue to hold stress and tension over a period of time, it can create blockages, pain and even disease.


This mindful yoga therapy approach focuses on six key movements of the spine. Using gentle yoga poses linked with breathing techniques, participants work to eliminate any harmful stress and tension being stored in the body and mind. Movement and directing the breath, the prana, can be used to unlock and release blockages. Once blockages are cleansed, Primal Energy is awakened at the base of the spine and nervous system. Cleansing and awakening this Shakti Energy can be a powerfully transformative experience which may be felt deeply as restorative and energizing; encouraging feelings of euphoria and bliss. No prior experience necessary - beginners and seasoned yogis alike are welcome!

Yvonne is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Yoga Instructors can earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits by attending this workshop.

Healing Hips Yoga Therapy Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm


Relieve hip pain in this gentle yoga therapy workshop. People experience pain in their hips for various reasons: ranging from mild tenderness caused by stiffness in the muscles to severe distress caused by diseases like arthritis, hip pain is a common ailment among individuals of all ages. Yoga can help us heal and prevent hip pain and injury by teaching us how to stretch and properly utilize the muscles of the inner thighs and groin and the muscles of the hip. Yoga poses in this workshop are designed to bring immediate pain relief, and also work toward long term healing. Yoga aims for life long, holistic healing so that individuals feel their naturally healthy state of being. Beginners and Seasoned Yogis alike are welcome. No Prior Experience necessary.


Your Instructor for this workshop, Yvonne, is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT, E-RYT 500) and has been teaching yoga since 2006. She is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Yoga instructors can earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits by attending this workshop.