Autumn 2018 Yoga Class Schedule

Yoga Practice with Amy Secrist

Autumn 2018


Autumn 2018 will offer yoga classes in two 6-week sessions. There are also weekend workshops and benefit class opportunities.

Classes will be held at more than one location, so when considering attending a class, please make sure you’ve got the right place. Private classes, small groups, and special events can be scheduled by writing to contact@thecatholicyogi.com or by visiting the contact page.


Homeschool Opportunity:
Yoga for Kids: Practices for Emotional, Mental, and Physical Balance
Mondays, 9:15 – 10:00am
Session 1: Sept 10 – Oct. 15
Session 2: Oct. 29 – Dec. 3
$45 for one child per session; receive a half price discount for each additional child; or $8 drop-in per child
Butterfly House
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Yoga for Kids (ages 6 – 12) will be a time of practice and play as we uncover a spaciousness between our circumstances and our (re)actions. This space is our awareness, and recognizing it gives us the power of choice. We’ll learn a variety of skills to develop a sense of agency and wholeness in our everyday lives. These skills will make up our “building box,” our treasure trove of self-empowering abilities. All classes will include breathing practice, focusing and resting the mind, and moving the body. Each class will have a main area of focus and will build on knowledge gained in the previous class.
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Week 1: Breath and Emotions — how breathing in different ways effects how I feel
Week 2: Monkey Mind — discovering the pause, helping my mind rest
Week 3: Feel Good Yoga Flow — taking care of my body
Week 4: Building Box — building myself up, whole and happy
Week 5: Loving Kindness — caring for self, caring for others
Week 6: Off the Mat, Into the World — yoga practice for strength and courage
To ask questions or to register, please email: contact@thecatholicyogi.com or visit the contact page.

Gentle Yoga
Mondays, 10:15 – 11:15
Session 1: Sept. 10 – Oct. 15
Session 2: Oct. 29 – Dec. 3
$55 for one session or $10 drop-in
Butterfly House
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Gentle Yoga will explore mindful breathing and moving, foundational yoga poses, and deep relaxation. Easy-going, invigorating, & restorative. All levels welcome!
To ask questions or to register, please email: contact@thecatholicyogi.com or visit the contact page.

Power Yoga Practice (Lexington)

Mondays, 7:00- 8:30pm
Session 1: Sept. 10 – Oct. 15
Session 2: Oct. 29 – Dec. 3
$60 for one session or $15 drop-in
No Limits Studio

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Power Yoga Practice is a 90 minute class of mindful moving, conscious breathing, and gratitude meditation that will strengthen the muscles of our bodies, minds, and spirits. We will be supported in our weaknesses and challenged in our strengths. Everyone will be encouraged to work at their own pace, ask questions, and stay curious. Power Yoga Practice is a practice, not a performance, and all levels are welcome, beginners and beyond. Come experience the energizing, calming, and healing effects of yoga for body, mind, and spirit.

To ask questions or to register, please email: contact@thecatholicyogi.com or visit the contact page.


Gentle Yoga Flow
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:30am
Session 1: Sept. 11 – Oct. 16
Session 2: Oct. 30 – Dec. 4
$55 for one session or $10 drop-in
Butterfly House
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Gentle Yoga Flow is a 60 minute practice that will utilize the principals of vinyasa (moving and breathing at the same time on purpose). We will allow ample time for connecting to the breath, warming the body, and providing options for individual poses, as well as transitions. Gentle Yoga Flow really is gentle, and you really will find your flow! All levels welcome.
To ask questions or to register, please email: contact@thecatholicyogi.com or visit the contact page.

Chair Yoga
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:45am
Session 1: Sept. 11 – Oct. 16
Session 2: Oct. 30 – Dec. 4
$55 for one session or $10 drop-in

Butterfly House

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Chair Yoga is a 60 minute gentle yoga practice of mindful moving and breathing using the chair as a prop, just as we might use a block, bolster or strap. We will explore seated postures in the chair to keep the spine supple, open the chest and ribcage, stretch the neck and shoulders, and strengthen the core and back muscles. Standing poses will provide an opportunity to tone the muscles of the legs and feet, as well as maintain and improve balance. All poses will be guided using the chair as a support if needed. Each practice will end with a guided relaxation seated in the chair or using any restorative resting posture supported with props, as well as a short gratitude meditation. This class is open to all ages with or without any prior yoga experience.
To ask questions or to register, please email: contact@thecatholicyogi.com or visit the contact page.

Lunchtime Yoga Flow
Tuesdays, 12:00 – 12:45pm
Session 1: Sept. 11 – Oct. 16
Session 2: Oct. 30 – Dec. 4
$45 for one session or $8 drop-in
Butterfly House
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Lunchtime Yoga Flow is an invigorating 45 minute practice of mindful moving and breathing. We will have time for connecting to the breath, finding our center, rooting to the earth and rising to the sky. Nourish your body, mind, and spirit at this yoga buffet. All levels welcome!
To ask questions or to register, please email: contact@thecatholicyogi.com or visit the contact page.

Power Yoga Practice (Mansfield)

Wednesdays, 9:45 – 11:15am
Session 1: Sept. 12 – Oct. 17
Session 2: Oct. 31 – Dec. 5
$60 for one session or $15 drop-in
Butterfly House

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Power Yoga Practice is a 90 minute class of mindful moving, conscious breathing, and gratitude meditation that will strengthen the muscles of our bodies, minds, and spirits. We will be supported in our weaknesses and challenged in our strengths. Everyone will be encouraged to work at their own pace, ask questions, and stay curious. Power Yoga Practice is a practice, not a performance, and all levels are welcome, beginners and beyond. Come experience the energizing, calming, and healing effects of yoga for body, mind, and spirit.

To ask questions or to register, please email: contact@thecatholicyogi.com or visit the contact page.


Yoga For Veterans ~ Mindful Movement for Resiliency
Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Sept. 8, 22; Oct. 20 & 27; Nov. 10 & 17; Dec. 1 & 15
Free
Butterfly House
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, ongoing weekly classes every Saturday for veterans, active military, and their family members. My specific class dates are listed above.

Yoga for Veterans ~Mindful Movement for Resiliency classes 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.

We will explore various breathing practices, gentle movement and postures, deep relaxation, and gratitude meditation. All are encouraged to move at their own pace, take breaks, and ask questions. A variety of yoga props and supports are available, as well as chairs for those who would benefit from a seated practice. Yoga for Veterans Mindful Movement for Resiliency offers students the space and time to explore, remain curious, challenge themselves, be gentle with themselves, and ask for and receive support. This class is open to active military, veterans, and family members.

To find out more, please email questions to Dale at veteransyoga@aol.com and keep in touch with veterans yoga via facebook.



Workshops


Yoga Intensive I & II
Yoga Intensive I: A Breath and Meditation Workshop for Continuing Beginners
Saturday, Oct. 27th
1:00 – 3:00pm
$25 for Breath and Meditation, $45 for both
Butterfly House
Yoga Intensive I will explore a variety of pranayama (breathing) practices, as well as introduce and explore forms of meditation you might encounter in yoga classes, such as breath meditation, moving meditation, and loving kindness (metta), and gratitude meditation. A gentle yoga asana (posture) practice will begin the workshop, and we will end with a guided relaxation. Come with questions!
Yoga Fundamentals I or equivalent yoga experience is recommended but not required for this workshop.
A minimum number of students is required to hold the workshop. Please register by visiting the contact page.
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Yoga Intensive II: A Posture and Vinyasa Workshop for Continuing Beginners
Sunday, Oct. 28th
1:00 -3:00pm
$25 for Posture and Vinyasa, or $45 for both
Yoga Intensive II will explore a variety of foundational yoga postures in depth, as well as offer modifications and practices for postures that seem out of reach. We will also spend time exploring the relationship between movement and breath through the traditional Sun Salutation, as well as other yoga posture sequences, modifications, and embellishments. Come with curiosity and questions!
Yoga Fundamentals I & II or equivalent yoga experience is recommended but not required for this workshop.
A minimum number of students is required to hold the workshop. Please register by visiting the contact page.

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 1
1:00 – 3:00pm
$25
Butterfly House

Restorative Yoga Workshop will be a time of rest and renewal. Restorative Yoga was pioneered by Judith Hanson Lasater who explains that “restorative yoga is active relaxation. It makes use of props to create positions of ease and comfort that facilitate relaxation and health.” In this workshop we will warm the body by moving through a short, gentle yoga practice, learn and explore various restorative postures, and enjoy the benefits of an extended guided relaxation. What you learn in this workshop will become the foundation for your continued self-care throughout the busy holiday season and beyond. All levels welcome; no prior yoga experience required.

A minimum number of students is required to hold the workshop. Please register by visiting the contact page.



Benefit Classes

Yoga for Life Benefit Classes: Two Opportunities for Giving

Monday, Dec. 10
7:00 – 8:30pm
Donation
No Limits Studio

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Wednesday, Dec. 12
9:45 – 11:15am
Donation
Butterfly House

Our benefit classes strive to support local charities and non-profit organizations. However, there are times in which we need to reach out to our wider community. This session all Yoga for Life classes will benefit the survivors of abuse. All financial donations collected will be given to support SNAP: Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests. Learn more at snapnetwork.org.

Yoga for Life is an easy-going all-levels donation-based 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 broader community through our donations. Take your yoga practice off the mat and join in the giving!

Keep in mind, you need not donate to attend the class, and you do not need to attend the class in order to donate.




Pre-Registration

Pre-registration is required specifically for workshops as there is a minimum number of students needed to hold the event. Pre-registration also 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 contact@thecatholicyogi.com for mailing address.

Free Classes for First-time Students and Veterans

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. Veterans and active military may attend at no cost.

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 contact@thecatholicyogi.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.

Mansfield Art Center

700 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44906.
mansfieldartcenter.org
Phone: 419.756.1700.



Contact

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

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