Current Yoga Class Schedule

Yoga Practice with Amy Secrist

Spring  2018


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.


 

Body Prayer: A Moving Meditation

Friday, March 30th
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Butterfly House
Donation

Body Prayer is a God-Centered Yoga practice that embraces the fluid movements of the sun-salutation as a way of offering our whole selves to God, body, mind, and spirit.  This particular session of Body Prayer takes place on the afternoon before the Jewish celebration of Passover begins, as well as on the Christian observance of Good Friday.  This presents a wonderful opportunity to make this a prayer of thanksgiving, though any form of prayer is encouraged, prayer of praise and adoration, prayer of petition, prayer of contrition, prayer of blessing and others.

Our practice will begin with a moment of silent dedication followed by a few warming postures.   After this, we will move into the sun-salutation practice, which consists of four variations progressing from gentle to more challenging and back again for a total of 40 in all.  This practice will be as gentle, as challenging, or as moderate as you choose.  We will end with a few restorative postures and deep relaxation.

Body Prayer is an all-embracing event; people of all faiths are welcome, and no prior yoga practice is required.  Indeed, no prior prayer experience is required either!


 

Yoga for Life Benefit
April 9th
Monday, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Benefits Hospice of North Central Ohio
No Limits Studio

Donate your treasures for What Goes ‘Round thrift shoppe to support Hospice of NCO.  Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated.   Please click here for full yoga class description.

Yoga for Life Benefit
April 12th
Thursday, 9:15 – 10:15am
Benefits the Landree Rennpage ’03 Memorial Scholarship Fund (through Mansfield St. Peter’s Msgr. Dunn Foundation.)
Butterfly House

Monetary donations support students in need to continue their education from St. Mary’s elementary school to St. Peter’s high school.  No amount is too small to be a great help.  Please click here for full yoga class description.


 

Chair Yoga
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:15am
6 week session, April 19 – May 24
$45 for the session or $8 drop-in

Chair Yoga is a 45 minute gentle yoga practice of mindful moving and breathing without the need to get all the way down on the floor and then get back up again. We will explore seated postures to open the chest and ribcage, stretch the neck and shoulders, and strengthen the core and back muscles. Standing poses will be guided using the chair as a support if needed. Each practice will end with a guided relaxation and short gratitude meditation. This class is open to all ages with or without any prior yoga experience.

Yoga For Veterans ~ Mindful Movement for Resiliency
Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
April 7 & 21, May 5, June 23
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.


 

Gentle Yoga
Thursdays, 9:15 – 10:15am (*this is 15 minutes earlier than past sessions*)
6 week session, April 19 – May 24
$50 for the session or $10 drop-in
Butterfly House

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
Mondays, 7:00- 8:30pm
6  week session, April 16 – May 21
$60 for the session or $15 drop-in
No Limits Studio

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.


 

Early Morning Power Yoga Practice
Saturdays, 7:00am – 8:15am
6 week session, April 14 – May 19
$55 for the session or $13 drop-in
Butterfly House

Early Morning Power Yoga Practice is a 75 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.

 


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 contact@thecatholicyogi.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 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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