Yoga for Total Health
Grace Osora Erhart (RYT 500) brings her deep love for yoga and decades of experience to the mat. For Grace, yoga is a meditation in motion, and the physical aspects, though important, are simply a vehicle for personal growth and present -moment awareness. Putting special emphasis on pranayam (breathing exercises), she guides her classes through an energy clearing physical practice so that her students feel more balanced, stable and alive. "Each class begins with intention," explains Grace. "We come to the present moment so we are guided to approach each movement with respect and genuine connection with our bodies."
Grace's yoga training began at Kripalu thirty years ago, and she has since integrated her many talents into her teaching, including her roles as a Registered Nurse, Lisenced Massage Therapist, and Level Three Dream Teacher in the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming.
Grace has seen the difference that the practice can make in her own life--the feeling of health and acceptance of herself physically and emotionally. The desire to teach and share these gifts naturally followed. "I always have assuredness that yoga brings me back to my true nature," says Grace. "Through yoga, I can see more clearly what is a right path for me, what I really need to do for myself, to calm myself down and give me strength of spirit".
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Active Dreaming is a magnificent tool to enhance our experience of life, giving us more power to manifest and create a life with true health, body and spirit.
Active Dreaming is a compliment to yoga practice as we touch upon our greater self. That which is multidimensional, that which is more than our physical body. In the study of our sleep dreams or awake journeys using shamnic drumming as fuel, we conciousley explore all parts of our consciousness, very much like the "koshas" (5 sheaths of our Self) described in the yoga Upanishads.
I have studied with some awesome teachers such as Tom Gillette (three time Vinyasa training, loved it so much!), Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy program graduate, Yoganand Michel Carroll and recently Judith Lasater training in Relax and Renew Restorative, starting out at the original Pennsylvania Ashram with Yogi Amrit Desai.
UNWIND AND RESTORE, SPECIAL WORKSHOP SATURDAY DECEMBER 30, 2-4 PM AT RED BARN YOGA IN LYME. $30
Pre-registration only as class size limited. Go to www.redbarnyoga.com This class is appropriate for all, support with props and comfortable opening postures will allow you to experience a natural balance and deep rest. Give your body permission to facilitate health. Snow date Jan 6.
At the Monroe Institute in Virginia, conciousness exploration and expansion, warm and a wonderful 98 degrees here at the giant crystal.
Class Schedule-------------please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to listings for new classes.
AT THIS TIME I AM REGULARLY TEACHING ONLY TWO CLASSES A WEEK, AND WILL BE TAKING ON OCCASIONAL CLASSES FOR OTHER TEACHERS, LISTED BELOW:
Saturday ***Dec 16 , 8:30 Strong Vinyasa and 10:15 Moderate at Red Barn.
Wednesday*** Dec 27, 9:15 am at Red Barn for Kate
Wednesday ***Jnuary 24, 4:30 pm at Red Barn, Yin for Emrys
Solstice ***at the new Root in Essex, Dec 17 5-7pm, check Rootyogastudio.com
DECEMBER 30 AT RED BARN IS A SPECIAL 2 HOUR WORKSHOP WITH VERY GENTLE STRETCING AND RESOTRATIVE PRACTICE. SOOTHE AND NURTURE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, $30 PRE REGISTER ONLY AS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS.
CLASSES FOR OLD LYME PARK AND REC AT MILE CREEK SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS 3:45 TO 4:45, REGISTER THROUGH OLD LYME TOWN HALL, OR DROP IN $15. Wednesdays are: January 3, 10, 17, (no Jan 24, 31) February 7, 21, 28, March 7
TUESDAY 4:30 to 5:45 pm Moderate Practice, vinyasa slow, honoring ourselves on all levels. ROOT YOGA STUDIO.
FRIDAY 8:45 to 9:05 pm, FREE Mindful Meditation, Sit with group support, no instruction. You do not need to attend class to come to meditation.
FRIDAY 9:15 to 10:30 am PEACEFUL PRACTICE at Red Barn, moderate flowing practice to restore energy and strength.
WEEKEND RETREATS AT THE MERCY CENTER:
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 IS ALMOST FILLED! (SATURDAY FROM 10 AM TO SUNDAY 3PM)
CALL OR EMAIL TO BE PUT ON WAITING LIST, PRIVATE OR SHARED ROOM.
OCTOBER 13,14,15, 2018 WILL FILL QUICKLY, REGISTER WITH THE MERCY CENTER ON THEIR WEBSITE IN AUGUST,
ARRIVE 3 PM FRIDAY WITH quiet non-instructed evening, MANY CHOICES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (YOGA, PILATES, DREAMWORK, ETC.) ENDS AT NOON ON SUNDAY. REGISTER AT mercybythesea.org