This Sunday we will be offering a fundraiser yoga class benefitting the Michigan Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation from 2:00-4:00PM. Contact the studio for more information!
Starting Saturdays in April, Diane Mancinelli will teach a five-week Introduction to Pilates series from 9:10 – 10:10 am.
Pilates is a body conditioning program with the primary purpose of strengthening the core of the body. In this introductory series of five classes, students will learn Pilates breathing, the fundamentals of alignment, and exercises that will be added in successive sessions. Students will practice awakening and engaging muscle groups for strength, particularly in the abdomen. When practiced regularly over time, students will enjoy benefits that include improved postural alignment; balance; coordination; and ease and efficiency of everyday functional movement.
Attendance is $14 for a single class an unlimited with a studio package. Please bring a yoga mat and bath towel.
Free Introductory Meeting on the Transcendental Meditation technique
Wednesday, March 9, at 7:00 pm, at the Northville Yoga Center
This meeting is the first step in learning the TM technique. We cover all of the prerequisites for starting the course at this time:
* What TM is, and what the benefits are
* Discuss how TM works
* Describe some of the scientific research that has been done on TM
* Explain how it differs from other techniques
* Explain the tradition of knowledge that TM comes from
* Describe how TM is taught, and the four-day course (1.5 hours each day)
There’ll also be plenty of time for questions and answers. And you’ll be able to sign up for a course at the end of the meeting.
The talk on TM will be given by Thomas Frank, a Certified Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique in Ann Arbor, MI. Thomas has been a teacher of TM for 35 years and he spent 11 years doing TM meditation and also yoga in the Himalayan Mountains of India (in Uttar Kashi and Rishikesh). He has been practicing TM for 40 years.
You can contact Thomas Frank at 734-972-2592, or at tfrank@TM.org.
Introduction to Qigong:
Offered Tuesday, February 9 and 16, 10:30-noon
Qigong is the art of learning energy placement through meditative, mindful, focussed movement. Five element theory, sacred geometry, energy meridians and quantum theory are utilized. It is very helpful in rebalancing the mind, emotions, body and spirit for improved health and well-being. The practice in class carries over to the practice outside of class in that everything is energy. Qi is the universal life force all around us and when we are able to feel it our own life is experienced in another way and it becomes a way of life. Wear loose clothing, bring an open mind and learn this 3000 year old ancient art. The best way to understand qigong is to experience it.
Please call Annette Mullett 734-658-5755 to reserve your spot.
Please arrive 10 -15 minutes early in that class will start promptly at 10:30.
Cost for these 2 classes is by donation.
Future times and classes to be determined by class needs.
It is recommended that you try and attend both sessions in that they will build on each other.
Join us starting this Thursday, January 14 at 7:15pm for a Prenatal class series with Amanda. This class will be offered as part of a six week series to expecting mothers. Note: The weekend non-series class remains as is.
This year’s retreat will keep the practice closer to home at the St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat and Conference Center in Detroit. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Juy 4, to 11 a.m., on July 6, the retreat will focus on discovery of one’s inner peace through reflection and yoga. Participants may choose from activities including yoga classes, morning meditation, mindful trail walks, evening bonfires, yogic discussion and chanting.
Optional massages will be available for an additional cost. Meals are included. Attendees can stay overnight or commute daily to the retreat.
Cost: $260/private room; $100 commuter. Location: 23333 Schoolcraft Rd., Detroit. To register you may call 248-477-4408 or 248-449-9642. For more information, e-mail info@LivoniaYoga Center.com or gary@NorthvilleYogaCenter.com