Get ready to play, take flight and feel weightless! Aerial Yoga is a light hearted practice that will leave you hanging (in a good way!) and coming back for more.
Learn how to use the hammock as a prop and enjoy postures where you float suspended in space. The hammock, also known as a "silk" will be used as a unique tool in creating stabilization for standing poses, assisting in deeper stretching and allowing you to access easier inversions.
In addition to offering the same benefits as a regular yoga practice, here are a few more perks of Aerial Yoga:
- Decompression and Alignment of the Spine
- Core Strengthening and Improved Balance
- Upper body Strengthening
- Improves body and spacial awareness
- Increased blood circulation
- Flushes lymphatic system and moves stagnant blood
- Helps ease stress & anxiety
At the end of class you will have the option to do savasana (corpse pose) either in your hammock or on your mat. The aerial hammock has been referred to as womb-like during savasana, leaving you with a feeling of safety, comfort, and peace.
Yoga Nidra has been a favourite at the studio for quite some time now, however, there are so many facets of yoga Nidra that you won't ever get to explore in a 45 minute workshop. There are many layers to explore, and ways to enhance your regular Nidra practice, we just HAD to put them all together for people to experience as a series. YOU HEARD IT, we are bringing you a Yoga Nidra series with the goddess of Nidra herself, Melanie Larson.
Step away from your busy life and find refuge as you practice yoga Nidra each week in addition to learning more about why Yoga Nidra is so darn magical. You may enter this series as a novice meditator or a seasoned pro, but you will certainly leave feeling confident in your practice, having learned skills to take you through many Nidra's to come.
Register here for your weekly dose of yoga Nidra:
As we approach the cooler seasons, many of us force and push our way through to keep the momentum of our growth but as things cool down, as do we. Growing doesn't always mean moving upward or outward. Growth is also an internal process but we must slow down at times, to make space for reflection and nourishment. Think about it, plants are still alive and well although it seems like they are dying and lifeless through fall and winter. But really they are drawing in nourishment from the earth and turning inward for reflection until spring returns.
These times of year can sometimes make people feel stuck, or that they are not doing enough and become closed off. But each of us is still moving, there is just a bit of a slow down. Stop hurrying! Take this time to step back and reflect on yourself and your life. Look back.... waaaay back. See how far you have come? Look where you are... WOW, eh? It's time to turn inward, it's time to acknowledge yourself. You are amazing. Remember that! Release of your out-dated perceptions and LET GO!
There are several classes coming to Yogadown this fall that are perfect opportunity for slowing down and beginning the growth of self from the inside. The seasons teach us to follow the flow. Because life doesn't have to be hard, all you have to do is listen to the whispers of your life.
There is nothing to be afraid of. You will be fine. Trust yourself. Trust your body. Trust your process.
See our class and event offerings here. We promise that you will LOVE them. Check out the details by heading over to our REGISTERED CLASS web page
We are teaming up with our friends, the Town of Okotoks for the 2016 Children's Festival!
Event is at Ethel Tucker Park following the Okotoks Annual Parade on June 18, 2016
Mark your Calendar!
Team Yogadown will be leading "Yoga Adventure" located near the Okotoks Library on this special day. All ages welcome, babies, children, youth and adults.
Join our Yoga Adventure at any time between 12 noon and 3 pm. Stretch, Twist and Smile your way to an happier day!
40 "E" Elizabeth Street, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
PO Box 1409, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B4
We are located in Olde Towne Okotoks, at 40 "E" Elizabeth Street directly across from the Dit & Dat & Balance Dance studio
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Please see our SCHEDULE HERE. Doors are open for 30 minutes prior to all scheduled classes and events
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm & 4:30pm-8:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sundays 6:30 -8:30pm
*** Please note that these hours are only for when the front door is open where you can chat with our front desk staff, shop our boutique or sign up for classes. We do offer classes outside of the hours listed, please see our schedule for more information.***
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