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 and Relax and Renew (R) level one trainer. She holds certifications in Vinyasa, Phoenix Rising Yoga, Meditation Instruction, and is a level 2 Reiki Practitioner.
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.
RE: DREAM EVENTS, SEE NEXT PAGE, BUT HERE IS A QUOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE SEDONA CREATIVE LIFE CENTER AFTER WE HELD ONE:
"Hi Grace and Dale, It seems you have created something very special. I watched as people entered into your class as strangers and left as good friends.
Alana Greene, Administrative Assistant
MODERATE KRIPALU WITH SOME VINYASA, 4:30-5:45 PM AT ROOT YOGA STUDIO IN ESSEX, @ THE WITCH HAZEL WORKS, REGISTER WITH ROOTYOGASTUDIO.COM
VINYASA, KRIPALU, ALL LEVELS! 9:30-10:30 AM IN EAST HADDAM, julyoga.com to register
PEACEFUL PRACTICE, GENTLE TO MODERATE, 9:15-10:30 AM AT RED BARN YOGA IN LYME, REDBARNYOGA.COM. FREE SILENT, UNINSTRUCTED MEDITATION BEFORE CLASS 8:45-9:05 AM , you do not need to attend class to meditate****If I am not teaching there is no meditation, ***I am not teaching on August 3 and September 7
CLASSES I AM SUBSTITUTING IN THE NEAR FUTURE:
Monday July 2 @ JUL 6-7pm
Thursday July 5 @ JUL 6-7 pm
Friday July 6 @ JUL 12:30-1:30 pm
Sunday July 22 @ Root, gentle and Yin, 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday July 24 @ JUL noon-1pm
Thursday July 26 @ JUL 4-5 pm
Wednesday August 8 @ JUL 6-7 pm
TUESDAY SEPT 25 AT JUL, Restorative event, 6:30-8pm'register with JUL
RELAX AND RENEW (R) WORKSHOPS WITH ANNE KONSTANTINO @ ROOT
FRIDAY OCT 19, 5:30-7:30 FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 5:30-7:30, both are $30, pre-register only
WEEKEND DREAM AND YOGA RETREAT AT THE MERCY CENTER IN MADISON:
SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 2018 IS FILLED! (SATURDAY FROM 10 AM SATURDAY UNTIL SUNDAY 3PM)--filled, email me to be on WAITING LIST!!!!! or:
OCTOBER 13, 14, 15, 2018 WILL FILL QUICKLY, this is held in the main center with all of the above but shorter program times on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is uninstructed evening at the center. REGISTER WITH THE MERCY CENTER ON THEIR WEBSITE IN AUGUST, Program is called "Body, Mind and Spirit", finding the sacred within.
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 Restore, starting out at the original Pennsylvania Ashram with Yogi Amrit Desai.
At the Monroe Institute in Virginia