New VaihAyasa (Aerial Yoga) Class
The Sanskrit word for Aerial Yoga is VaihAyasa, which means moving or suspending in the air. VaihAyasa uses a soft fabric hammock that allows the student to deeply relax into proper alignment without strain to the joints. Using the fabric to assist with inversion allows the spine and neck to decompress. The weight of your body supported by the fabric creates space in the neck and spine. Stretching is easier and benefits the connective tissue, the fabric is a wonderful prop that allows deep stretching, strengthening and releasing.
The benefits of VaihAyassa (Aerial Yoga):
- Decompresses the spine
- Deeper stretches to release connective tissue
- Creates space in the body
- Safe traction in the neck by pulling gently on the spine to open the vertebral column
- Eliminate toxins and lactic acid build-up
- Clearer mind
- Glowing skin and reduced wrinkles
Classes are limited to 16. Please sign-up ahead of time for Saturday Aerial Yoga classes, as these classes fill up quickly. Let your instructor know about medical issues such as glaucoma, heart problems, or dizziness.
Please note: The fabric can snag easily, so please do not wear jewelery and keep nails trimmed. Also wear a shirt that covers your underarms for comfort. Don't eat or drink right before class.
Midsummer Magic with Dr. Gwen MacGregor
Tuesday, June 23rd
This mystical workshop is devoted to celebrating the wonders, traditions and spirits of Midsummer. And, we will feast on baked, fruits and vegetables of the land as we do a ceremony with herbs and oils and create healing soaps and amulets. As always, Dr. Gwen offers you the opportunity to read your own Tarot Spread with her intuitive input. Please bring $5 cash with you for class materials. Pre-registration recommended.
Yoga Immersion Summer Camp for Teens
$200 per week
Yoga Immersion Summer Camp for Teens is all about being immersed in the "yogi" life through the exposure to different yoga styles, meditation, creative connections, self-awareness, and fun! Teen's days will begin at 9am and end at 2pm, Monday through Thursday. One can register for one or both weeks. During the day, participants will combine yoga with activities of creative expression, outdoor exploration, cooking, and mindfulness in order to develop a greater understanding of yoga and themselves. Teens should bring a lunch or money to buy snacks at Ridgely's Namaste Cafe. Led by one of Ridgely's own, Mary Kay Connerton is a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour) and an Anne Arundel County Public School Teacher. She offers a relaxed, friendly and nurturing environment for her students.
Warrior Goddess Wisdom: Roots and Wings
Thursday, August 6th
$45 in advance/$50 at the door
Ready to go deeper into your female power and joy? Get grounded and root into the center of your warrior clarity and unfurl the wings of your playful, wise goddess self. In this workshop, author HeatherAsh Amara will blend teachings, yoga, and embodied practices that will help you awaken and hear the powerful Warrior Goddess wisdom of your body and intuition. HeatherAsh Amara is the author of Warrior Goddess Training and The Toltec Path of Transformation and she is the founder of Toci - Toltec Center of Creative Intent based in Austin, Texas. HeatherAsh is a certified Forest Yoga instructor and studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The four Agreements.
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