Stay warm and well this winter!
Join us in January, February and March at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness for nourishing winter wellness workshops—covering movement, meditation and philosophy. Even if a workshop has already begun, drop-ins after the start date are always welcome.
Beginning on Sunday, January 14th and meeting for a total of six weeks, Michael Fergot will be guiding newcomers to yoga in his New To Yoga! series. Participants will explore a solid foundation of movement combined with some of the philosophy that guides the yogic principles. By activating and stimulating each area of the body, students will learn to properly cultivate stability and move with intention. Each week will focus on a different aspect of physical movement: core-engagement, balance development, hip opening, arm strength, integration of each aspect, and finally, an expansion—both of the body and toward what is beyond the physical yoga practice.
Beginning Monday, January 15th, Susan Cerny will lead a six-week meditation series. Participants can attend the entire series or drop in when desired. The practice of meditation has countless benefits, such as lowering stress levels, improving immune and neurovascular health, or simply allowing for a moment of peace and stillness. A calming, guided meditation will take place for the first half of the session, followed by a silent meditation.
On Sunday, January 21st, Michael Fergot will hold a Healthy, Happy Hips workshop. Focusing on gradually opening and strengthening the joints will allow participants to mindfully and purposefully explore a healthy range of motion. Increasing flexibility and strength in the hips is key to reduce strain on the spine and to improve circulation. This sequence will create more support and will provide a foundation for stable movement.
On Sunday, February 25th, Michael Fergot will guide a workshop called Change Your Attitude By Changing Your Latitude. Development through side angle poses will help participants open their bodies and deepen into the stretches along both sides of the body. This sequence also provides a beneficial strengthening of the legs and core. And of course, a shift in perspective occurs through having a shift in viewpoint!
On Sunday, March 25th, Susan Cerny and Karin DeMuro will lead a restorative yoga workshop called Sweet Release—Slow Flow & Yin. Initially, guided gentle movement and postures will help to warm the body. This will be followed by restorative postures, assisted by teachers. Additionally, guided deep breathing techniques, a lymphatic self-massage, and a deep yoga nidra relaxation will end the session.
To register go to www.lakechamplainyogaandwellness.com.
Written by Nora Nadire