with Sandy Kalik
Thursday November 22 (9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)
$25 (Proceeds to Brookline Emergency Food Pantry)
Before the family arrives and the meal is served, roll out your mat and get down to the real business of Thanksgiving: gratitude. This flow and restore style class is designed to get you moving and breathing mindfully before the holiday indulgence begins. Gratitude Flow will combine fluid sun salutations with blissfully calming, restful postures that will nurture you from within. We will open and close class with a special loving kindness (metta) meditation to cultivate gratitude for our lives as they are. Walk into your Thanksgiving celebration grounded and renewed after marinating in your gratitude with the CY Brookline community and beyond.
$25 (proceeds to benefit Brookline Emergency Food Pantry http://www.brooklinefoodpantry.org).
Membership and class cards do not apply.
Workshops are non-refundable.
Feel Good, Do Good!
Flow and Restore combines the best of Vinyasa and restorative yoga, resulting in a practice that will leave you simultaneously peaceful and renewed. This class begins with a grounding lunar flow to unwind the body and build heat in the muscles and ends with a restorative sequence with a deliciously long savasana, thus preparing the body and mind for a night of good sleep. Whether you are recharging for the week ahead or looking for a mid-week break, you do not want to miss this!
This class is designed to use a combination of breath, meditation, asana, and gentle movement to aid in healthy aging, to gently introduce yoga movement to the body post injury, and for anyone generally looking to introduce gentle yoga movement into their life. Gentle Flow will encourage students to direct their focus inward while practicing accessible standing, seated, and reclined postures that support a connection to the breath, healthy range of motion, balanced nervous system, and greater mind/body awareness. Students will experience less vigor in this class than in other flow classes, while being offered more movement than purely restorative and yin practices.
We hope that students will leave each class feeling grounded and renewed, with a deeper sense of connection to self. All levels and abilities are welcome.
Enjoy the supportive and supported practice of rest while receiving universal life force energy. In this two-hour session, students will be guided through a practice that blends Yin, restorative, and gentle yoga, and concludes with a guided meditation. Hands-on healing will be offered throughout.
Sandy loves to share the softer side of yoga asana, bringing balance and ease to body and mind. She has been teaching Restful Yoga since 2010.
Emily is a Usui Reiki Master with a profoundly healing touch. She is known for providing students and clients with calming, grounded, energetic support. * All workshop attendees can receive $15 off a Reiki session with Emily!
"One evening I was attracted to a workshop titled "Restful & Reiki: An Evening of Restoration" which Emily was co-teaching. It was my first exposure to Reiki, and I followed up with scheduled Reiki sessions with Emily. I have struggled with depression all of my adult life, relying on therapy as well as medication. Emily's practice of Reiki has given me deep healing, and opens a window onto experiences of happiness and peace of mind that are altogether new to me. In that sense, it has saved a part of my life. Emily is a wonderful person and teacher, and has my deep gratitude." - L.G.
(space is limited to 15 students)
All workshops are non-refundable.