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Yoga 

Self-care, or karma yoga for self, requires effort, focused attention and perseverance. It means choosing behaviors that balance the effects of emotional and physical stressors.  Self-care at home should balance practices of stillness, exercise, love, aesthetic beauty, and healthy food.

Yoga is a self care practice that can be done in the home.  It is part of the H or Health to cultivate within.

Sherry has been a yogi since 2003. She started practicing yoga because she was curious about it and wanted to relieve stress. 


 

 Yoga Class Offering

 

 

 

 

Weekly In-Person Beginners Vinyasa Yoga 

Mitchellville, Maryland

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

August 10, 2022 - September 28, 2022  

8 Week Session

Vinyasa yoga is a general term that describes a style of yoga that links movement to breath. This is class is a more gentle style of Vinyasa, and includes flow, balance, strength and breathing techniques. It is designed to give some challenge to students, relieve stress, and deepen the mind/body connection. Masks are encouraged but not mandated. Bring your own mat, water, props. 

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Self Love Sundays with A Healthier You

Online 

Sundays 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm EST

Class Description: You don't have to be a pretzel or rubber band to grasp yoga! The first stretch is your mind. This class provides you an opportunity to explore the benefits of yoga including flexibility, improved muscle tone, injury prevention, mental awareness, and weight loss. You will learn basic yoga poses to boost overall health and fitness. Breathing practices are included.

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Therapuetic Emotional Resilience Yoga

Most often commonly called "Trauma-informed" yoga is based on a particular understanding of trauma, one that emphasizes its impact on the entire mind-body system, as opposed to particular mental states (e.g., troubling memories) viewed in isolation from the physical body.

Yoga can have both stimulating and soothing effects. This is true on both the physical and psycho-emotional levels. As a Certified Trauma Informed/Sensitive Yoga Teacher I encourage balance in the nervous system through classes that incorporate both stimulating and sitting postures, and by encouraging students to notice when they feel safe, soothed, and secure. My skill as a trauma-informed teacher is to emphasize present-state awareness and offer opportunities for students to choose what brings them balance. Over time, students can build coping skills and make choices that support their transition from hyper- or hypo-arousal to a balanced state.

 

This service is offered 1:1 or specific classes for organizations, yoga studios, mental health practitioners, or others interested in incorporating this wellness approach as part of their overall therapy program. 

Yin Yoga

The practice of yin yoga is based on ancient Chinese philosophies and Taoist principles which believe there are pathways of Qi (energy) that run through our bodies. By stretching and deepening into poses, we’re opening up any blockages and releasing that energy to flow freely.

Here, the goal isn’t to move through postures freely--postures could be held for three to five minutes, or even 20 minutes at a time. As a Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, I work  to access the deeper tissues, and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (such as the hips, sacrum, and spine, to name a few).

While “yang” yoga focuses on your muscles, yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. 

During the Winter months I offer A Sunday Kind of Yoga Online classes.

Restorative

Restorative Yoga is the practice of asanas, each held for longer than in conventional yoga as exercise classes, often with the support of props such as folded blankets, to relax the body. Restorative yoga allows for rest, healing and emotional reset.  It is an relaxing practice designed for any one to enjoy.

Yoga for Seniors 65+

Whether you're aiming to get stronger and more flexible or you just want to decompress and still your mind, yoga can help. This yoga practice includes chair yoga, hath and other styles above. Remember that a key consideration is your physical condition and fitness level.  Yoga for Seniors accommodates those with arthritis, osteoporosis, heart conditions, etc.  Always consult your healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise regimen.

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