2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & September 6
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Prenatal Yoga 6-Wk Series
with Meggan Riley
All pregnancies are different... as different as you and the babies you're carrying. At Living Yoga, we're proud to offer a Prenatal Yoga experience that is unique to your individual needs, while giving you a chance to move dynamically and stay healthy.
This series is a safe and gentle approach for women in all trimesters of pregnancy. Class will begin with breath work and connecting with your babies, and then will lead into a gentle flow designed to teach proper body alignment and to create space and balance in your body. You will gain strength and flexibility, while quieting the mind and preparing your body for labor and birth. Props are provided to modify and enhance your experience
A deep relaxation will complete each class, leaving you more connected with your baby and yourself. This is also a wonderful way to connect with other women going through the beautiful experience of pregnancy.
No prior Yoga experience necessary. Please pre-register. Class is capped at 12 women.
Cost: Pre-register and paid by July 29 $90/$100 thereafter
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Let's Go Deep: A Hip Opening Practice
with Diana Piedra
Please join guest instructor to Living Yoga, Diana Piedra, for a hip opening vinyasa flow practice! With a longer class we can go deeper, hold poses longer and really delve into the denser muscles of the pelvic and hip region where much tension and stress reside.
Hip opening asanas prevent undue pressure being placed on the knees and ankles. Increasing hip flexibility helps to relieve lower back pain, reduce the risk of injury and strengthen the spine.
Complementary exercises and sports such as long distance running, sprinting and jumping also benefit greatly from hip opening poses, reducing muscle fatigue and improving technique and endurance. In addition to these far-reaching physical benefits, hip openers work on the mental and emotional level, relieving stress and calming the nervous system.
Diana has dedicated her life to self expression through yoga and dance. She has studied with dozens of master teachers over the past decade, and was certified in Yogic Arts by Duncan Wong in 2002. Diana feels her calling is to be a humble and lifelong student. Her energetic, compassionate, and sometimes humorous approach allows students to learn, grow, laugh and smile even in the most difficult of poses. 2015 marks lucky number 13 years of teaching and has led Diana to embrace all she has learned from her gurus (Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Nancy Gilgoff, Rod Stryker, Sharon Gannon, Sharon Denton, Dharma Mittra and Kathryn Budig to name a few) to continue to explore her humble path, teaching, and being of service in the addictions community.
Cost: Pre-register and paid by August 9 $35/$45 thereafter
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
with Marian Kraus
Join Marian Kraus for a healing gong and singing bowl meditation. The sonic, vibrational and mystical characteristics of his large gongs and Himalayan singing bowls will energize and quiet the mind & body simultaneously.
The Gong is one of man's oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy from the distant past to present. The Gong is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and as a facilitator to break up emotional blockages.
Participants relax and soak in the sound vibration as the gongs resonate all cells of the body. The healing, meditative, spiritual and transformational experience is a psycho-acoustic gateway to raise an individuals' vibratory frequency and to reach higher states of awareness. The instruments facilitate a change in one's nature of being and potentially restore an intrinsic state of inner balance.
Gongs embody the universal sound and basic chordal structure of the eternal OM, and during this sound bath, you will experience gongs being played in a uniquely rhythmic, melodic and pleasing fashion.
Experience this powerful entry point for shifting and heightening your consciousness.
Marian gives a brief description and history of the gong and the intention that drives his sound immersions at each of his performances. This event is geared toward giving the participants a chance to meditate with the instruments providing an energetic and relaxing sonic back drop. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and blanket to cover up. There will be no yoga class.
Experience sound therapy healing at its finest and join the growing number of people who enjoy having very unique and remarkable experiences during Marian's performances.
Cost: Pre-register and paid by August 17 $25/$35 thereafter
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Living Yoga 5th Annual Yoga and Picnic in the Park at Spring Lake Park in Aurora
Join us for a 1 hour outdoor pop up yoga class with all your favorite yoga instructors. Afterwards we'll picnic in the park and grill beef and veggie burgers. This event is open to our Living Yoga students, friends and families.
If you plan to participate in the outdoor yoga session, please bring your own mat.
To register for an event, please call or email to reserve your space. Events subject to cancellation if sign-ups do not meet minimum number of required attendees. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend a workshop you have pre-registered for to receive a full refund.