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Do any of these scenarios resemble your life?
  • To varying degrees, you feel unsettled and pulled different directions by the demands of life. There’s rarely enough time to do everything you have to do. The personal demands on your own time are further amplified by the turmoil happening in the larger world. You feel scattered inside, and you wish it all held together better.

  • You spend a lot of time attending to the needs of others. Perhaps you are a teacher, or have young children of your own. Because of your circumstances, there’s very little time and energy left for yourself. Sometimes you feel emotionally drained and physically tense, and wish that you could focus more on your own health and well being.

  • You have always been active, but are finding you are not as springy as you used to be. You are starting to encounter limitations to your previous levels of activity. Stiffness, aches, and pains have appeared in new parts of your body. You’d really like to regain some vibrancy and mobility.

  • As a busy student, you are juggling a full course-load with many other activities. You love the intellectual stimulation of school, but your body and mind both feel tense and messed-up from so much focus on academics. Campus life can feel unsettled, and you’d like to find a place that feels more solid– a refuge, where you can just be yourself and reconnect with a sense of balanced wellbeing.

  • You are pregnant and experiencing the joy of nurturing the new life inside you. This involves many changes, both physical and emotional, and it can feel overwhelming.  You would love to find a way to create space in your body and mind, while connecting more deeply with your baby.  It would also be great to be with a group of women who “get it,” because they are going through the same things.

  • You are a health-conscious person who loves activity. You like to understand how your body works, and exercise is very important to you. It feels good to work out, and you feel the benefits, but it seems that something is missing. You’d like to find a way to connect the physical activity with a sense of inner awareness and attention. Rather than your workout feeling like it just goes through the motions, you’d like to find more depth.

To give your health and wellbeing the attention they deserve, a few key things make a big difference:

 

  • A SPACE: It is important to have a place where you can go and know you will be received as you are, a space that is dedicated to your practice and your wholeness. The space is a supportive container in which your personal transformation can happen.

     

  • A GUIDE: Having a teacher to show you the way takes some of the burden off you. You don’t have to figure out everything on your own.

     

  • A PRACTICE: Many people want to do an activity such as yoga but just don’t know how to go about it. Practice provides the structure necessary for your learning, both with and without a teacher.

     

  • A COMMUNITY: When a group practices together and encourages one another, it bolsters enthusiasm, confidence, and enjoyment. Then, you are more likely to return to the practice regularly and stay with it for the long term, without it feeling effortful.  In community, it is possible to feel nourished in a way that’s difficult to find when trying to do it all on your own.

     

At Solaluna, we’ve put a lot of thought into how these four elements work best in combination.  We take care of these things for you, so that what you need to do is simplified.

We offer a range of classes and programs to serve you on every step of your journey from beginner to experienced practitioner:

Online class link, outdoor classes, privates

What to Expect

Nervous?  Unsure?  If you are coming to the studio for the first time, it is normal to feel a little shy.  We want to make you feel welcome.  Knowing a little about how we do things here can help.

 

  • Classes on the schedule are designated by level 1-4 (click on the class to view level and descriptions). If you have not done yoga before, we recommend a level 1 class.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about what class you should attend.

  • Wear clothing that is comfortable for moving.  Belts and jeans don’t work so well.

  • Yoga works best in bare feet.  Feel free to wear socks into the studio, but please leave shoes in the hall, outside our office.

  • We have mats and other props that you are welcome to use at no charge during class.  If you prefer to bring your own, feel free.

  • In most classes, there are times when you are moving and times when you are still.  Many of our classes include periods of seated meditation and resting poses, in addition to active practice.

  • We provide filtered water.  You are also welcome to bring your own; we ask that it be in a sealed container.

  • We do our best to keep the studio at a temperature that is comfortable and safe for practicing yoga.  It is hard to please everyone in this regard, so wear clothing layers according to your preferences.  We do not offer hot yoga.

 

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