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. She holds certifications in Vinyasa, Restorative, 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 VINYASA, 4:30-5:45 PM AT ROOT YOGA STUDIO IN ESSEX, @ THE WITCH HAZEL WORKS, REGISTER WITH ROOTYOGASTUDIO.COM
VINYASA BEFORE WORK! 6-7 AM IN EAST HADDAM, julyoga.com, STARTS FEBRUARY 28 *******Changes to 9:30 AM May 30
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, ***
RESTORATIVE EVENING PRACTICE with me and ANNE KONSTANTINO, (She is a well known Baptiste instructor and Physical Therapist with a range of many more talents). MAY 6, please check Rootyogastudio.com on information on how to sign up, 5-7 pm
CLASSES I AM SUBSTITUTING IN THE NEAR FUTURE:
RED BARN YOGA, May 12, 8:30-9:45 AM VINYASA AND 10:15-11:15 ALL LEVELS
TUESDAY ***May 15 12 noon at JUL, gentle class
WEEKEND DREAM AND YOGA RETREAT AT THE MERCY CENTER IN MADISON:
SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 2018 IS ALMOST FILLED! (SATURDAY FROM 10 AM SATURDAY UNTIL SUNDAY 3PM)--filled, email me to be on waiting list or:
Mercy Retreat at the "Big House"
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