Adult Yoga

In her adult yoga classes, Jeanene holds an intentionally sacred, and safe space for each student to become more deeply aware of what is going on inside by feeling that deep connection to spirit through the journey of breath and movement in order to be in the moment.  This allows each student to be divinely guided by their own inner knowing, wisdom and intuition while connecting to their own ”teacher within”.  Many of her classes include Gong playing at the end which is always a special treat!

Jeanene currently teaches:

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga balanced mind and body via physical postures or “asanas”, purification practices, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation. Asanas teach poise, balance and strength and are practiced to improve the body’s physical health and clear the mind in preparation for meditation.  This practice is known as a “moving meditation” and is recognized as a stress-reducing practice.  This practice is for all levels.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is the yoga of awareness.  Yogi Bhajan says, “Kundalini consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work) and meditations which target the whole body system (nervous system glands, mental faculties, chakras or energy centers) to develop awareness, consciousness and spiritual strength.”  Come and experience mental clarity, increased strength and flexibility, and peaceful, mind/body balance.  This practice is for all levels.

Yin/Restorative  Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures or asanas that are held for comparatively long periods of time: five minutes or longer per pose is typical.  Poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin Yoga poses are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved flow of qi is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being.

 Restorativefocuses on relaxing the body in restful postures. Note that ‘rest’ is different than sleep. Rest provides the body an oppotunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this.  Restorative yoga, as well as other forms of yoga, help to trigger the Parasympathetic nervous system also known as the PNS.   The PNS is responsible for balancing the body and bringing its response system back into equalibrium.  Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure; it helps to healthily stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating healthily.  All levels can participate in yin/restorative classes.

 

Gong Meditation

AY IMG_0729The Gong is one of the oldest and very first musical instruments ever created, and in its many tones is found the sound of creation, the sound of “Om”. According to ancient wisdom, gongs vibrate at the same frequency as the body, allowing the body to engage in self-healing. Because the tones and vibrations of the gong do not follow a predictable pattern like other musical instruments, the mind cannot make sense of it and must give up, giving way to the gong. The sounds and vibrations of the gong create a deep state of relaxation and meditation by altering the brain waves themselves. This is when the healing begins.

The sounds and vibrations of the Gong wash over you as you recline in complete comfort.   The sounds of the gong can be used to stimulate peaceful and creative solutions while the vibrations activate our body’s ability to heal on a cellular level!  Please see the events tab for upcoming dates and times for Gong Meditations.

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Jeanene Farley
Yogini Jeanie
480-233-3729