Saturdays, 5/4 - 6/8, 10 - 11am
“I can’t meditate!” Have you ever found yourself saying this? Believe what you’ve heard about meditation: it’ll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight – and it’s not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started with a meditation practice is found in this six-week course. Through seated meditation practice, Dharma talk, and group discussion, you’ll learn the basics along with advice for bringing the wisdom and compassion you discover through meditation into other areas of your life.
Week One — Know Your “Why” and Learn the Meditation Technique
Week Two — Be Consistent and Gentle in Your Practice
Week Three — Overcoming Obstacles in Meditation
Week Four — Working With Emotions and Discovering Peace of Mind
Week Five — Meditation as an Influence in Your Life
Week Six — Learning to Relax
Led by Kelli Hess, RYT 500, this 6-week series incorporates gentle yoga postures, relaxation techniques, and skills to remain centered and calm during labor, delivery, and motherhood.
This class is appropriate for new beginners and also experienced yogis looking to learn specific skills to utilize during pregnancy.
Learn poses to address typical discomforts of pregnancy and build strength, flexibility and endurance.
Enjoy stretching, breathing techniques, meditation and periods of deep relaxation.
Should be in the 2nd or 3rd trimester.
In this distinctive 4 week series, we will play with the Movement Arts that inspire the 52 moves of Nia. We will explore the Martial Arts (Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Tai Chi), the Dance Arts (Jazz, Modern, Duncan) and the Healing Arts (Yoga, Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique).
Whether you are new to Nia or have an experienced background, this series is perfect for you. Learn more about the technique and the freedom we each have to personalize every class to our unique selves. Each week will feature new songs, a new focus and intent. The final week will include requests from the class.
No previous experience in Nia or any movement forms is needed. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Understand the movements of Nia and discover movements that speak to you!
This full-sensory experience will end with relaxing final moments in a supported restorative pose with an aroma therapy warm cloth. You will go home with oils to enjoy!
Week 1 - Self Care
oils: lavender, vanilla, lime, cypress, black pepper
focus: neck & joints/ self massage
Week 2 - Floral
oils: geranium, lemon, jasmine, juniper, grapefruit, rose
focus: heart openers
Week 3 - Tension
oils: peppermint, eucalyptus, blue tansy, copaiba
focus: hip openers
Week 4 - Grounding
oils: Lemongrass, fir, ylang ylang, ginger, patchouli
focus: feet & legs
Week 5 - Meditation
oils: frankincense, sandalwood, chamomile, sage, vetiver
As we learn the art of slowing down with self-care on April 7, all proceeds will support the mission of Autism Society Central Ohio (ASCO). ASCO provides education, support and advocacy for families and individuals affected by autism. Restore with us and discover more energy. Restore with us to provide more for ASCO.
Calm the body and mind as Kelly Schulze leads us through a 75 minute luxurious Restorative Yoga class. Slow down + open the body through gentle stretches with the comfort of blocks, bolsters + blankets. No yoga + meditation experience needed. Step in to fully relax, restore the body and mind to create more space and energy for yourself.
Autism is a bio-neurological disability that impacts the development of the brain in areas of social interaction, communication and cognitive function. While it it is the fastest growing developmental disorder, autism remains largely underfunded. 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism. Although diagnoses can be made at age two, most children are not diagnosed until the age of four or even later in life. Children with autism do progress, but early intervention is key.
Restorative yoga is a practice of simply learning how to relax and be in the moment. With the use of blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps you will ease into a pose to restore and enjoy the task of doing nothing.
This four week series will have a different focus each week, and give you tools to take this practice with you.
Limited space. Register soon!
Enjoy vinyasa flow classes featuring energizing postures with added sculpting exercises inspired by bodyweight workouts. Eventually, savor relaxing and well-deserved stretches, restoration and meditation.
All classes implement elements of strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness, with each week honing in on particular muscle groups:
Together in Motion Yoga for those touched by special needs Sundays, May 5 - 26 11am - 12pm Cost: $20
Kelly will guide participants through repeated posture practice to build muscle and neurological memories. Participants will learn to follow multi-step instructions while shaping body and spatial awareness. With practice of yoga in this compassionate, intentional, repetitive, step-by-step manner, individuals and caregivers will assemble a skill-set for daily stress reduction.
15 years as a high school teacher, Kelly has a presence that calms new students and allows long time practitioners to know that she is there to guide each of them on their journey. She has a passion to introduce yoga to new students, athletes, and for developing yoga classes for participants with special needs and their caregivers.
Spring is a transition season of new beginnings. We shift from cocooning (drawn inward) to spring cleaning and moving more. Come, learn, detox and breathe as we practice mindfulness during Spring Zen Yoga!
Learn the meditation practice of loving-kindness, also known as Metta Meditation. The Loving-Kindness meditation invites compassion into one's life. This meditation practice can be adapted and practiced by anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. Essentially, loving-kindness meditation is about cultivating love.
Take if off the cushion and into your life. Explore new ways to interact with the world around you
Through anecdotes, meditations, and conversation, you will learn that peace is possible — within yourself and your relationships.
Week One — Metta: Our Natural State
Week Two — Cultivating Loving-Kindness
Week Three — Practicing Peace
Week Four — Metta in Action
Week Five — Relaxing into Forgiveness
Week Six — Living a Life of Loving-Kindness
Daniel Sernicola is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), and holds certifications in meditation, pranayama (breath), Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Yoga for Athletes, and Aromatherapy. A practicing Buddhist in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, he has provided trainings to companies and inviduals seeking to deepen their meditation practice. His former career in corporate marketing combined with a deep passion for yoga, Buddhist texts, extensive studies in linguistics and conceptual expression, and his passion for Conscious Language is incorporated into trainings.
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679 High Street, Suite D
Park in the municipal parking lot off of New England Ave just west of High St.
Centered is located in the northern most building of the lot. We are located in the Kilbourne Shops just above Pub Out Back. To get there, walk past Party Studio and walk through a short tunnel/archway. Make a left. You will be facing your destination: 679-D.