Calm Mind & Calm Body: Yoga for the Holidays December 15th 1:00 - 3:00 pm Breathe and Play Every Day, 1073 Hancock St, #200, Quincy Do the holidays bring you stress or anxiety? Shopping, cooking, wrapping, commitments, expectations. Stress and fatigue can manifest as aches and pains dampening your spirits. Take a breather from the hustle and bustle, calm your mind & body and make more space for joy! In this workshop, you’ll learn practical tools to cultivate balance when faced with day-to-day challenges by working on calming the nervous system. Through gentle movement, breathing techniques, mindfulness practices and restorative poses you will explore how to fend off feelings of stress and promote emotional balance throughout the entire holiday season. This class is for all levels, no previous yoga experience is necessary. $35 p/p
New Year, New YOU: Yoga, Journaling & Meditation January 5th 1:00 - 3:00 pm Breathe and Play Every Day, 1073 Hancock St, #200, Quincy What if you simply devoted 2019 to loving yourself more? In this workshop, you will bring your dreams and desires to life by expressing yourself through the healing practices of journaling, yoga and meditation. You will be guided through a soulful and slow-flowing yoga practice, allowing you to dive deeper within. Pairing movements & meditation with writing prompts that encourage self-reflection, you will strengthen the power of your intentions. Writing, yoga or meditation experience is not necessary. Please bring a notebook or journal and your favorite pen! $35 p/p
Introduction to Yoga January 26th 1:00 - 3:00 pm Breathe and Play Every Day, 1073 Hancock St, #200, Quincy Curious about yoga? Feeling intimidated? Not flexible? Out of shape? Don’t know the lingo or have yoga clothes? No problem, this workshop is for the true beginner. In this workshop, you will:
Explore the fundamentals of yoga
Learn beginner poses and principles of alignment
Practice simple breathing techniques
Discuss common misconceptions about yoga
Build your strength, flexibility and confidence
This class will end with a relaxing guided meditation. Yoga is a practice that is available to everyone, no matter your level of fitness, health, or flexibility – there are NO prerequisites! $35 p/p
Yoga for Healing February 9th 1:00 - 3:00 pm Breathe and Play Every Day, 1073 Hancock St, #200, Quincy Are you looking for:
A yoga class without hands-on assistance from the instructor?
A space of sanctuary where you can cultivate a more positive relationship with your yoga practice?
A class exploring yoga forms that feel empowering, comfortable and safe in your body?
Ways to regain a greater sense of control and ownership over your own body and experiences?
This small group workshop is an opportunity to practice meeting where your body is today and to promote healing. Using elements of traditional hatha yoga with modifications to build empowerment, you will strengthen the mind-body connection through a combination of physical movement, breathing exercises, and intentional relaxation. Join Lori Scott, RYT 200, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga trained, for this welcoming class as we explore interoception: a sense that helps to understand and feel what’s going on inside the body. $35 p/p
Date Night Couples Yoga February 14th 7:00 - 9:00 pm Breathe and Play Every Day, 1073 Hancock St, #200, Quincy Create a special bond with your partner and celebrate Valentine’s Day doing couples yoga! Partner yoga poses work mainly by adding resistance. Your muscles can relax and stretch while your partner’s resistance helps you try new poses and find deeper expressions of familiar poses. Working together strengthens your relationship through movement, trust, communication, and mindfulness. In this workshop you will be guided through gentle stretching, beginner partner poses, massage techniques and meditation. So, grab your sweetheart and join us for this FUN date night! $35 p/couple
Yoga for Back Pain: Stretch & Strengthen March 2nd 1:00 - 3:00 pm Breathe and Play Every Day, 1073 Hancock St, #200, Quincy If you experience back pain, this workshop is for you! Learn how you can have a supportive yoga practice for your acute or chronic lower back pain. We will cover how to approach yoga postures in order to release pain and stabilize the area. In this workshop you will:
Learn how to strengthen your lower back & core muscles
Practice safe stretches to help take the pinch out of your low back pain
Learn preventative things you can do to keep your back from flaring up
Receive handouts of stretches so you can continue to work at your own pace at home
Discuss considerations for managing lumbar support and stability when sitting for extended periods of time
This workshop is open to everyone. No prior yoga experience necessary. $35 p/p
Mandala Rock Art March 23rd 1:00 - 3:00 pm Breathe and Play Every Day, 1073 Hancock St, #200, Quincy Clear your mind and create rock art! In this fun and meditative workshop, you will be led step-by-step in creating a beautiful Mandala design on a natural beach stone. Mandala means “circle” symbolizing unity, harmony and balance. The mandala is about the journey to the center. It signifies wholeness, inner transformation and unlimited potential. It is a map to help guide us back to our natural state. As you stand in the center of your circle, everything you see, hear and think is a path to your authentic self. From this point of view, awakening is right at your fingertips continually. All materials are provided and you take home a set of dotting tools and instructions along with your stone of course! Mandala painting is FUN and stress relieving! No painting experience necessary. Come dot your cares away! $35 p/p + $15 materials