Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing deep relaxation. In this workshop, a sequence of very gentle tension-relieving stretches for neck, shoulders, and low back are followed by resting restorative poses, during which I sing to you. The session culminates in a 40-minute guided lying-down meditation and progressive relaxation practice. Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based therapeutic tool that can improve mood, sleep and memory, and reduce anxiety, stress, and fatigue. We all know that the holiday season can be stressful for a number of reasons. Therefore, every year I offer a discount on Yoga Nidra sessions. I feel this can help us approach holiday rituals with more mindfulness and nurturing toward ourselves, and that it also encourages participants to share the practice with family and friends. Please enjoy two sessions for $30 or one session at the standard price. You may gift these sessions to yourself or to someone you love (gift certificates can be mailed by request). Your 2 prepaid sessions may either be used during the holiday season or for ANY future Yoga Nidra workshop in 2020 (which I offer monthly in Hendersonville and in Weaverville). You may also use one prepaid session for yourself and one to bring someone with you to share the experience with.
Holiday Yoga Nidra Themes
“Gratitude: What Sustains You?”
Hendersonville – Sun, Nov. 24th 2 – 4pm The Shift
Weaverville – Sunday, Dec 1st 2 – 4pm Weaverville Yoga
“Sankalpa: New Year’s Vows”
Hendersonville – Sun, Dec. 29th 2 – 4pm The Shift
Weaverville – Sun, January 5th 2 – 4pm Weaverville Yoga
Yoga Nidra is a guided lying-down exercise that induces full-body relaxation and strong states of awareness. Each session will begin with very gentle tension-relieving stretches for neck, shoulders and low back, followed by reclining “restorative” poses with soothing live music. The session culminates in a 45-minute Yoga Nidra experience. The various elements of the workshop taken together can assist in getting a good start to the fall season or ease holiday stress. These practices are highly accessible, ideal for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, and require only an ability to get down onto the floor and back up again unassisted. Seated stretches can be done with the support of a chair if needed. Mats and other props will be supplied or you may bring your own. Limited to 12 participants. Registering in advance is required. $24 Member / $29 Non-member
Sunday, December 8th, 2-4pm REGISTER
I offer 4 weekly public yoga classes in Buncombe & Henderson Counties. All of my classes are accessible for beginners and for those working through injury, illness and physical limitations.
Tuesdays, 9:45-11am, Therapeutic Yoga
The Shift Studio in Hendersonville
Thursdays, 9am – 10:15, Gentle & Therapeutic Yoga
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:45 Yin & Restorative Yoga
Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30, Subtle Yoga for Healing
The Shift Studio in Hendersonville
Sustained periods of community practice are essential for supporting one another in slowing down, listening deeply, refreshing our spirit, and renewing our personal practices. Together we can take a day of quiet respite from the demands of modern life to bring peace to our bodies and minds. Expect periods of seated meditation (on cushion or chair), moving meditation (gentle Yoga & Qi Gong), lying-down progressive-relaxation practice, slow walking in nature, and free time for personal journaling & reflection. Noble silence will be held for most of the day with opportunities for group sharing. All practices are gentle and accessible, such that anyone can participate regardless of prior experience or physical limitation. Tea and snacks will be provided and participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Registration in advance is required. Group size is limited to 10 participants. $65 to register. Sliding scale is available in cases of financial hardship. Contact Jenne with any questions you may have.
Please click here to REGISTER for Autumn Meditation Retreat.
Saturday, November 9th 9:30am – 5:30pm
@ Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting
137 Center Ave Black Mountain, NC 28711
PURCHASE Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra: Gift Certificate
PURCHASE Private Yoga Therapy Session: Gift Certificate
Nurture someone special in your life with a gift of peace, stress relief, and wellness this year. Gift certificates are available for Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra sessions in Hendersonville and Weaverville, as well as for private one-on-one yoga therapy sessions. Yoga therapy harnesses the philosophy and practice of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to improve specific physical and mental health problems and to optimize overall physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of stretching sequences, postural exercises, relaxation and meditation techniques, breathing practices, and other mind/body interventions that are personally tailored to each individual’s health concerns, constitution, and wellness goals. Individual sessions can be held in the comfort of one’s own home, or in either of my studio locations in Weaverville and Hendersonville. Music therapy can be incorporated into a session by request.
5 Wednesdays, Oct 23rd – Nov 20th, 1pm-2:15
at The Shift Studio in Hendersonville
Yoga is among the most effective exercises for improving bone and joint health. This 5-week series is suitable for total beginners and advanced yogis. You will learn:
- exercises for building bone density, stabilizing and lubricating joints,
and reducing pain and inflammation
- how to reduce wear-and-tear on your spine, bones, and joints
- how to modify movements in yoga, fitness routines, and in daily life to prevent fractures and inflammation
- techniques to improve balance and to reduce the risk of falls.
Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
Full Series: $65
Partial Series: $15 per class (register in advance)
$10 OFF the Full Series for those who attended the Sept 25th workshop
Learn practical, yoga-based tools that will help you:
– Manage episodes and break cycles of anxiety and depression
– Establish preventative practices that strengthen emotional and neuropsychological resiliency
-Develop a relationship of safety, care-taking, and radical kindness toward yourself.
Sunday, October 13th Noon – 4pm @ The Shift Hendersonville
$45 Early Bird Registration (by Oct 4th)
$55 Standard Registration (by Oct 12th)