Many individuals are discovering the benefits of meditation for their lives. Believe what you’ve heard about meditation: it can focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. 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. You’ll learn the basics along with advice for making your meditation practice a priority no mater how busy you are. You’ll also learn how to bring the wisdom and compassion you discover through meditation into other areas of your life. If you already have a mediation practice, this series can also serve as a refresher.
• Week 1 Know Your “Why” and Learn the Meditation Technique
• Week 2 Be Consistent and Gentle
• Week 3 Overcoming Obstacles
• Week 4 Working With Emotions and Discovering Peace of Mind
• Week 5 Meditation as an Influence in Your Life
• Week 6 Learning to Relax
Loving Kindness Meditation Instructor: Daniel Sernicola Wednesdays, October 3 - November 14 7-8:30 pm
* no class on Wednesday, October 31.
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 conversational renderings of the Buddha's words, 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.
* At Centered, when enrolled in a series, you may attend all regularly scheduled classes at no additional cost for the duration of the series. This excludes other series, youth classes, workshops and special events.
Reset the mind, body, and psyche with Yin Yoga. This class is the perfect way to unwind, offering a replenishing counterbalance to our often over-stressed, over-stimulated, and fast-paced lifestyles.
Yin Yoga targets deep connective tissue and emphasizes holding poses anywhere from 2 – 5 minutes.
Inherently rooted in mindfulness and meditation, these gentle classes are accessible, deeply relaxing, and appropriate for all fitness levels.
Cost: $20 per class per person
Give and receive the restorative benefits of Thai yoga massage in this interactive series.
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing technique that blends acupressure, energy balancing techniques and assisted yoga postures. This therapeutic and nurturing form of bodywork can relieve tension and also clear energy blockages.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage include improved circulation, release of muscle tension, increased mobility and flexibility and mental clarity. Enjoy these safe movements with attention to breath and experience a sense of deep peace.
Cost: $99 for adult and one child. $15 per additional person.
Make yoga a family affair! Enjoy the 6 week series.
In a world where parents and children are so busy, family yoga provides a wonderful place to spend healthy, happy and quality time together. No mobile phones, no iPads or TV, no other duties…it’s just you and your children. Spend 45 minutes breathing, moving, playing with poses, and enjoying yoga, family style!
$99 for one adult and child, an additional $15 per person.
Minimum child age: 4 years
*When you sign up for a series at Centered, you may attend other regularly scheduled classes at no additional cost for the duration of the series! (Excludes workshops, events and other series)
Restorative Yoga: An Exploration in Relaxation Instructor: Zach Swartz Sundays, 11/4 - 12/16, 7-8:15 pm
Wind down on Sunday evenings with an exploration in relaxation at Centered Yoga + Movement with Zach Swartz. Take the chance to drop the to-do list, disengage from social media and just relax.
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 six week series will have a different focus each week, and give you tools to take this practice with you.
Limited space. Register soon!
Bring a friend and receive $5 off your class price. Sign up to 4 friends, enjoy the evening at no cost!
On September 9, wind down the weekend with a Sunday evening of yoga movement and live ambient music from 7 - 8:30pm. Sineqube will provide a live sound canvas while Centered Yoga+ Movement guides you through gentle yoga postures. Experience a feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation with the combination of music and movement.
Sineqube offers the musical talents of Kevin Holland and Jennifer Dutiel creating original improvised soundscapes using guitar and voice – without words. They create original improvised soundscapes by orchestrating and layering the vast timbral palettes of guitar and voice. Playing with the balance between the gentle, soothing bed of ambience and the uncharted frontiers of experimental music, they fuse elements of both to paint a live aural canvas that is exploratory, soothing and inviting.
Whether you are new to yoga or have a regular practice, this event is appropriate for you! Let the sound wash over you as your mind and body heal, and your focus draws inward.
Cost: $99 for series
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.
Tai Chi + Qigong 6-week Series Instructor: Marya Barrios Saturdays, June 23 - August 4 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $99 for 6-week series
** No class Saturday July 21
Explore movement in our 6 week Tai Chi series this summer! Marya Barrios will guide you through fundamental form, movements and stances. You will also work through breathing techniques of this martial arts practice. Benefits include improvement of balance, flexibility, muscle strength and confidence. Increase stamina. Reduce stress. Relax the body and mind. Learn the foundations of this practice!
No experience necessary. Just drop in to relax!
iRest will be meeting every 2nd Tuesday of each month. Mark your calendars!
Centered Yoga + Movement
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.