Join me while I invite you to pause, be still and consider what you wish to nurture and develop into the second half of the year, energizing the paths that lead within. In a Yin style of yoga, we take several long-held floor postures to gently create space for the connective tissues of the body to release stagnant energies and become open to the new possibilities. Poses are adaptable to each individual.
We will end the practice with iRest Yoga Nidra, which offers a systematic method inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, while maintaining awareness at the deeper levels. It is a powerful practice that can help you access deeper meditative states (consciously) while enabling you to experience unshakable peach, even during difficult times.
She Let Go by Rev. Safire Rose
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
“I am convinced that the deepest desire within each of us is to be liberated from the controlling influences of our own psychic madness or patterns of fear. All other things—the disdain of ordinary life, the need to control others rather than be controlled, the craving for material goods as a means of security and protection against the winds of chaos—are external props that serve as substitutes for the real battle, which is the one waged within the individual soul.”
― Caroline Myss
Join me for deep relaxation over bolsters and blankets. We will focus on breath and energy. The restorative yoga practice will help bring ease to the body, clarity to the mind, and nurture the spirit.
We will finish the class with Yoga Nidra, a researched-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns, calms the nervous system, develops a deep capacity to meet any and all circumstances you may encounter in life. Come lie down, breath, receive and relieve yourself of all that is no longer serving you.
Don’t you deserve to feel this good?!
When: Sunday, April 12th from 5:00-6:30pm
Where: P.O.S.T. WBD – 224A Weller Street, Petaluma, CA
Cost: $18 - preregistration available at 707.762.7678 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: 1.415.419.4848 doneenbaronecoaching.com
Appropriate for all levels
Please join me in dropping into stillness and groundedness. Yin Yoga is a healing practice with seated and supine poses that are held over several minutes. Stimulates and opens the energy meridians of the subtle body and releases constrictions in the connective tissues. Promotes a wider range of motion in the joints and flexibility in the muscle tissues. We will end with Yoga Nidra, promoting a deep state of relaxation and ease that shifts the nervous system to a restorative and healing mode.
WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 29th from 5:00-6:30PM
WHERE: P.O.S.T WBD – 224A Weller Street, Petaluma, CA
RSVP 1.415.419.4848 email@example.com.
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Please join Doneen Barone for Springtime Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. The end of winter brings so many rituals. We turn off the heat, open the windows and breathe in the scents of spring bursting forth, budding flowers, green rolling hills and fresh soil. We dust, scrub and organize the clutter that winter seems to collect to make room for the freshness of spring and new beginnings.
A good spring-cleaning can create calm and harmony within the home. Why not extend the same benefits to the mind, body and spirit? This restorative practice will help bring ease to the body, clarity to the mind, and nurture the spirit as we enjoy an inner spring-cleaning.
We will conclude the class with Yoga Nidra, which is a deep relaxation. It is a method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
Celebrate spring by restoring and revitalizing YOU. The antidote to a demanding and stress filled life. Don’t you deserve to feel this good?!
Come join Doneen Barone one Sunday a month from 5pm ~ 6:30pm and experience deeper levels of inner freedom, give yourself permission to rest, rebalance, restore, and touch into new sources of well-being. I will lead you through the perfect combination of restorative yoga postures, breathing, hand mudras, and the profound healing of iRest Yoga Nidra with crystal singing bowls.
iRest Yoga Nidra is the antidote for the stressors of life. This inspired practice induces the relaxation response, the state where the body heals and regenerates by awakening your senses, allowing you to enjoy life fully. Nothing is required but to lie down and listen.
Dates: 3/29/15, 4/12/15, 5/10/15, 6/14/15, 7/12/15, 8/16/15 ,9/20/15, 10/18/15, 11/15/15 and 12/13/15
Location; P.O.S.T. WBD ~ 224A Weller Street in Petaluma, CA
Cost; $18.00 drop in
RSVP 415-419-4848 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org