Winter Yoga Class Offerings ~ 2017

Yoga Class Offerings
with Amy Secrist

Classes, Workshops, & Benefit Events
Winter 2017


During Winter session, classes will be held at No Limits Studio in Lexington, as well as at the Butterfly House in Mansfield.  When considering attending a class or a workshop, please make a note of the location.


Free Classes

Come celebrate the official Grand Opening of The Butterfly House, home of Mind Body Align, and participate in free yoga classes and other welcoming events.

Restorative Yoga
Thursday, Jan. 5
9:30 – 10:30am
The Butterfly House
Free

Enjoy a gentle and restorative morning yoga practice filled with rest, renewal, and deep relaxation.

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga, Beginners and Beyond
Saturday, Jan. 7
7:00 – 8:15am
The Butterfly House
Free

Rise and Shine with us!  Enjoy an invigorating and challenging morning yoga practice filled with Sun Salutaitons, standing, seated, and finishing postures, lots of vinyasas, and deep relaxation.

Benefit Classes

Yoga for Life Benefit Class ~ Snack Sack Ministry

Monday, January 2
6:30 – 8:00pm
No Limits Studio
Donation

Yoga for Life is an easy-going all-levels class. We will engage in a mindful exploration of breathing and moving that will not only benefit our bodies, minds, and spirits, but will also benefit the members of our community through our donations. You are enthusiastically invited to offer monetary donations that will send healthy food home with elementary school students in the local community.  Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will receive a bag of nutritious food for the weekend.  Please consider helping United Methodist Church of the Cross as they assist children in getting the nutrition they need even when they are not at school.   No pre-registration is needed, and you need not participate in class in order to donate!  (You are welcome to contact Church of the Cross for more information or more ways you can become involved:  419-884-2150.)

Yoga for Life Benefit Class ~ Mid-Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc.

Thursday, February 23
9:30 – 10:30am
The Butterfly House
Donation

This Yoga for Life Benefit class will function just like the one listed above, and will support the mission of Mid-Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc. (MOGS).  MOGS is a nonprofit agency located in Mansfield, offering Guardianship Services to residents of Richland county who are 21 and older, have no family to advocate for them, and are unable to make appropriate decisions concerning their own welfare due to mental health issues, developmental disability, or dementia.  Our monetary donations will help support this cause.  No amount is too small, and you do not need to participate in class in order to donate.  For more information please contact:
Brenda Starr-Jude, Director
28 Park Avenue West, Suite 402
Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Brenda’s cell:  419-610-8251.

Veterans Yoga

Saturdays, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Jan. 7, 28; Feb. 11, 18, Mar. 18, 25
The Butterfly House
Free

Veterans Yoga in Richland County was founded by Dale Warren as a way to support veterans and their families.  Area teachers take turns leading free weekly classes for veterans, as well as their family members.  My classes (specific dates listed above) will focus on mindful breathing and moving, the relationship between the body and mind, and the ways in which a regular yoga practice can help relieve stress and uncover a sense of balance and ease in daily life, as well as in particularly stressful circumstances.  To find out more, please email questions to Dale at veteransyoga@aol.com and keep in touch with veterans yoga via facebook.


Workshops

Introduction to Power Yoga Workshop, Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

Sunday, Jan. 8
1:00 – 3:30pm, The Butterfly House
$25

This workshop is designed for students who have never participated in Hatha Yoga classes or Power Yoga classes before, as well as those who have experience but would like to revisit the foundational concepts of the practice.  So don’t be shy, everyone will be in the same boat!  We will learn proper breathing techniques, foundational poses that make up the sun salutations, safe ways of moving and breathing, how to link one pose to the next, and helpful tips to slip into relaxation.

*This class is designed for beginners; however, it is not recommended for those recovering from illness or injury. Please be prepared to work hard, as many of the sequences are physically demanding.  Power yoga is a physically demanding practice; please check with your health care provider before attending if you have any concerns.

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 18
1:00 – 3:30pm
The Butterfly House
$25

Restorative Yoga workshop is for all levels, including beginners, and all styles, including Ashtanga-based Power Yoga.  The workshop will offer a respite from the daily grind.  A gentle yoga practice will warm and relax the body and center the mind.  Afterwards we will learn and then practice supportive and healing postures that promote well-being and restore a sense of balance to our body and mind.  Please wear comfortable clothing and know that all props are available at the studio, though you may bring along any props you like from home.  Please contact your health care provider to discuss concerns and your readiness to attend.


Weekly Classes

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga*, Beginners & Beyond

Saturday Mornings, 7:00 – 8:15am
6 week session:  Jan. 14 – Feb. 18
4 week session:  Mar. 4 – Mar. 25
The Butterfly House
$55 for the 6 week session, or $13 drop-in
$35 for the 4 week session, or $13 drop-in

This 75 minute morning yoga class will explore postures and breathing techniques that cultivate ease and openness, strength and flexibility, awareness and contentment. Utilizing the principles of Ashtanga Yoga while following our body’s internal rhythms and wisdom, we will find support where we are weak and inspiration where we are strong.  Beginners & Beyond focuses on the fundamentals of power yoga, as well as explores modifications and variations on the traditional practice.  Come with an open mind and a big heart. All levels welcome!

*This class is designed for beginners; however, it is not recommended for those recovering from illness or injury. Please be prepared to work hard, as many of the sequences are physically demanding.  Power yoga is a physically demanding practice; please check with your health care provider before attending if you have any concerns.

Restorative Yoga

Thursday Mornings, 9:30 – 10:30am
6 week session:  Jan. 12 – Feb. 16
4 week session:  Mar. 2 – Mar. 23
The Butterfly House
$50 for the 6 week session, or $10 drop-in
$30 for the 4 week session, or $10 drop-in

Restorative Yoga is for all levels and all styles, especially those of us who are limited by injury, illness, chronic arthritis, or joint replacements.  A gentle yoga practice will warm and relax the body and center the mind.  We will explore supportive and healing postures that promote well-being and restore a sense of balance.  Wear comfortable.  All supportive props are available at the studio, and chairs will be available for those of us who will not be practicing seated postures on the floor.  Please contact your health care provider to discuss any of your concerns and your readiness to attend.

Gentle Yoga ~ All Levels

Mondays Mornings, 9:30 – 10:30am
6 week session:  Jan. 9 – Feb. 13
4 week session:  Feb. 27 – Mar. 20
No Limits Studio
$50 for the 6 week session, or $10 drop-in
$30 for the 4 week session, or $10 drop-in

Gentle Yoga will explore mindful breathing and moving, foundational yoga poses, and deep relaxation.  Easy-going, invigorating, & restorative.  All levels welcome!

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga*

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
6 week session: Jan. 9 – Feb. 13
4 week session:  Feb. 27 – Mar.20
No Limits Studio
$60 for the 6 week session, or $15 drop-in
$40 for the 4 week session, or $15 drop-in

Ashtanga-Based Power Yoga is grounded in the Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition.  This is a 90 minutes class designed to build strength and flexibility through vigorous movement and use of the ujjayi (victorious) breath. We will spend time working on individual poses, as well as cultivating the “flow,” linking movement to movement through the breath, which is one of the joys of vinyasa (moving and breathing at the same time on purpose). We will learn modifications that support us where we are weak and ones that challenge us where we are strong. *This class is designed for beginners; however, it is not recommended for those recovering from illness or injury. Please be prepared to work hard, as many of the sequences are physically demanding.  Power yoga is a physically demanding practice; please check with your health care provider before attending if you have any concerns.


 


Pre-Registration

Pre-registration procures an ideal rate for ongoing weekly classes, ensures that you will be contacted if class is cancelled for any reason, and is encouraged to secure your place.  You may pre-register by mailing your payment to Amy Secrist. Please email amysecrist6@gmail.com for mailing address.

Free Classes for First-time Students

Students who have not taken a class with me before are welcome to attend any weekly class for free before committing to a full session or before planning to drop-in a second time.

Drop-ins

If you plan to drop-in to any weekly class, it is encouraged that you email in advance to be sure there is room, and that the class has not been cancelled for any reason.

Special Events & Requests

If you are interested in private yoga lessons, small group yoga classes, or hosting a yoga class for a special event, please email me at amysecrist6@gmail.com.

Locations & Parking

No Limits Studio:
Upper Level, 106 Delaware St., Lexington, Ohio 44903
419-545-1148; nolimitsstudio.com

(Keep in mind, the studio is located at the top of a large flight of stairs.)

Free parking is available on site in the shared lot with BP Electric.

Butterfly House:
20 N. Mulberry St., Mansfield, Ohio, 44902
mindbodyalign.com

(This location offers handicap access.)

Parking at the Butterfly House

The Butterfly House has four available parking spaces next to the building.  During the week, on-street metered parking is 25 cents an hour, 50 cents for two hours.  (There is a dish inside the Butterfly House with extra change for the meters.)  The Library parking lot, located at the corner of 3rd Street and Mulberry Street, is available for free.  Please do not park in the adjacent restaurant lot, respect all “no-parking” signs, and refrain from parking in the covered library lot as it is for library customers only.

During Saturday and Sunday classes all spaces in the lot across the street are available, and on-street metered parking is free.

Contact

To inquire about classes or to sign up, please use the form below:

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