rise yoga book club
July 20, 11:15 am
Join other reading yogis July 20 after Saturday classes to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle. In it, bestselling novelist Kingsolver tells the (true) story of her family’s move to an Appalachian farm.
We’ll enjoy snacks along with our discussion. You don’t need to have finished reading the book to attend. If you’d like to purchase a new paperback version of Animal Vegetable Miracle directly from Anna, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini meditation retreat
August 4, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join Dallas for this four-hour introduction to the profound beauty of silence and meditation, held at Rise Yoga.
During the mini-retreat, Dallas will guide you through a series of meditation practices designed to calm the mind. She will teach you several techniques and support you in practicing seated, walking, and moving meditations, an awareness practice called a body scan, and a mindful meal (please bring a brown bag lunch). The retreat will include plenty of quiet time to independently practice the techniques Dallas introduces.
Meditation cultivates the ability to direct your attention, sustain your focus, and lessen your reactivity to the world both around and within you. Being supported by and confident in silence is a skill, as is slowing down the mind. Come practice these essential life skills with us.
This mini-retreat is suitable for a wide range of meditation practitioners, from novices looking for expert guidance to regular meditators seeking a group practice. We’ll have chairs and props available to adapt the various techniques for all abilities/levels of mobility.
The cost of the retreat is $55 ($45 for monthly autopay and annual members).
with Molly S
August 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
August 17, 9-11 am
Join Molly S for a two-hour Chaturanga workshop at Rise Yoga. The workshop will be offered on two dates; register for the date that works best for your schedule.
Chaturanga Dandasana (also known as four-limbed staff pose, or low/mid plank), is often presented as an asana (pose) in a modern Vinyasa flow (sun salutation). It is a challenging, full-body asana that commands core, shoulder and arm strength and stability and spine lengthening, and deserves much more attention and consideration than is available in a typical Flow class.
In this workshop, Molly will use her sense of humor and honest, friendly guidance to break down the key elements of Chaturanga within the context of the Vinyasa flow. Using tools like the wall, bolsters, blocks, blankets and straps, together we will explore safe ways to build strength, stability and awareness in this challenging asana. We will play with a range of Chaturanga variations as well as some completely different alternatives to Chaturanga that can open up the doors to a whole spectrum of benefits in the body. After all, variety is the spice of life, and there are many magical, powerful ways to move through a flow.
This workshop is suitable both for students new to yoga and for longtime practitioners.
The cost of the workshop is $30 ($25 for monthly autopay and annual members).