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The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

- Oprah Winfrey

Mindfulness Yoga Circle

with Bob Speck, E-RYT 500
7:35-9pm, Thursday: December 7, 14, 21, 28, January 3, 10
$72 for 6-Week Series
DROP-INS ARE WELCOME: $20 per class (INCLUDED in VT Resident $54 Special Membership; Included in Class Card and Memberships.)

A meditative class intended to guide participants through yoga practices which promote stress-reduction, peace-of-mind, and conscious living. The themed class will include: Breath work, Yin Restorative Yoga, Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra), and Group Reflection.

This class is intended for Young Adults (age 18-35), but all participants who are young at heart are welcome! The group reflection will be an opportunity to discuss bringing the yoga practice (and yoga philosophies) to life.

If you are unable to pay and would like to attend email us at info@heartofvillageyoga.com

GIFT WITH INTENTION- Mala Making Workshop for the HOLIDAYS

with Kaitlyn Zwagerman Tyler, RYT 500
6-9pm, Friday, December 7, 2018
$45
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: MALA5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: MALA10

Mindfully create treasured gifts with HEART for your loved ones this holiday season! Join Kaitlyn Zwagerman, owner of Wandering Sparks Ltd. Co., while you are mindfully guided to create two mini stretch malas for gifting to loved ones over the holidays! Find enchantment in the natural physical and metaphysical qualities of Picture Jasper and Snowflake Obsidian.

Picture Jasper is a nurturing, protective stone that brings comfort and alleviates fear. It stimulates the Base Chakra in providing physical and spiritual energy for the body. It also is believed to activate the Third Eye Chakra, enhancing visualization. It instills a sense of proportion and harmony, enlivening one’s creativity and initiative and is thought to be a marvelous talisman for bringing hidden emotions to the surface for healing. Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit. Placed on the sacral chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behavior, opening the door to change. Obsidian draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them. The blackness of this stone is believed to enhance the ability to reach your inner self. It is one of the earliest known stones to be used for scrying (seeing into the future).

Each mala will be ready to give to a loved one with a gift box containing a metaphysical description of the stone and an ‘intention note’ written by the artisan (you)!

4 CEU’s available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program

Yoga Nidra

with Jo Kirsch
Noon to 1pm, Saturday, December 8
$20 drop-in rate; class card and membership eligible.

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that puts the practitioner into a state of consiousness between waking and sleeping. Infused with intention, Yoga Nidra is deeply restorative, grounding and healing.

Yoga Nidra Workshop

with Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500
Noon – 6PM, Saturday, December 8, 2018
$108
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: NIDRA
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: NIDRA10

Learn how to practice and teach Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). A state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage, Yoga Nidra is a meditative practice that allows for deep healing at the subconscious level. Learn how to guide yourself through the 8 stages of Yoga Nidra and how to guide others as well.

The Nurturing Touch: A Couples Massage Workshop

with Nelson Clark
2-4:30pm, Sunday, December 9, 2018
$40 per couple

Couples will experience giving and receiving the art of NURTURING TOUCH by combining simple techniques such as gentle stretching, traction, range of motion and compression applications. The focus of the workshop will be on stress awareness, comfort, relaxation, sensitivity and communication. Couples come away with renewed awareness, feeling refreshed and relaxed.

A 6-Week Beginner Series

A 6-Week Beginner Yoga Series – with Lela Hughes
5-6pm, MONDAY:
December 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28 (NO CLASS on CHRISTMAS EVE or NEW YEAR’s EVE)
February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11
$72 per 6-Week Session
DROP-INS ARE WELCOME: $20 per class (Class Card Holders and Members are eligible. Not included in VT Resident $54 Special Membership)

Curious about Yoga and interested in beginning a yoga practice? Want to refine and deepen an already existing practice? If so, join Lela Hughes for a 6-week Beginner Yoga Series. Over the course of these 6 weeks we will explore the basic principles of Yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work), mindfulness, and the strength and grace that arise from their integration. Each class will offer a balanced yoga sequence working with attention to proper alignment, learning to synchronize breath with movement, and finding our abilities to authentically express oneself through the ancient tradition of Yoga. Each week we will build upon sun salutations A and B, introducing new poses and expanding our vinyasa flow. This class is suitable for individuals who can up and down off the floor with ease.

Sun Mountain Yogis – Season

8:30am to Noon
Tuesdays: December 11 through March 26 (excluding December 25, 2018 and February 19, 2019).
Bromley Mountain
$108 for the Season (lift ticket not included)

Join Bob Speck, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, PSIA III, AASI I, AASI Adaptive I and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, PSIA III as they lead you through a 15 minute yoga for skiers and riders warm-up and a 15 minute yoga for skiers and riders cool down on Tuesday mornings throughout the winter. In between, join Bob and Jo on-the-hill as they integrate the yogic principles of mindfulness, breath control, core awareness, flexibility, strength and balance into skiing and riding. Between them, Bob and Jo have over 35 years teaching yoga, 60 years experience teaching skiing, and 15 years of teaching snowboarding. The on-hill portion of this program is all mountain skiing and riding (intermediates and above).

We will practice yoga from 8:30 – 8:45am; ski/ride from 9:00 – 11:30am; and practice yoga again from 11:45 to Noon. We will practice yoga standing up or in chairs, so there is no need for you to bring a yoga mat.

The Heart of the Village Yoga fee for you to join us for the season is $108. Your lift ticket is not included. You must purchase a lift ticket or have a Season Pass. If you need a lift ticket we can provide you with a ticket voucher for $45 per day.

Not sure if this is for you? Come try out our program for one day and pay $20 for the yoga session and an additional $45 for the lift ticket, if you need one.

Sun Mountain Yogis – One Day

8:30am to Noon
Tuesdays: December 11 through March 26 (excluding December 25, 2018 and February 19, 2019).
Bromley Mountain
$20 for one day (lift ticket not included)

We will practice yoga from 8:30 – 8:45am; ski/ride from 9:00 – 11:30am; and practice yoga again from 11:45 to Noon. We will practice yoga standing up or in chairs, so there is no need for you to bring a yoga mat.
Your lift ticket is not included. You must purchase a lift ticket or have a Season Pass. If you don’t have a lift ticket we can provide you with a ticket voucher for $45 per day.

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band: Bhakti-on-the-Mat, Musical Mantra Concert & More

Friday, January 4 – Sunday, January 6, 2019
$345
Register a month in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: SEANJOHNSON5
Members: Register a month in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: SEANJOHNSON10

Friday, January 4
Mantra Music Concert: 7 – 9 pm 

Saturday, January 5
Bhakti On The Mat: The Mythic World of Yoga: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Click here to view Bhakti on the Mat in action.
Wild Lotus Tune Up: The Yoga of Sound: 2:30 – 5:30pm

Sunday, January 6
Bhakti On The Mat: Poetry of the Heart & Body: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Q & A + Journey Through Song & Story: 2:30-5:30pm

Intro to Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung

10-Week Course with Nelson Clark
5-6pm, Tuesday, January 8 through March 12, 2019
$150

Grasp the sparrows tail, Embrace tiger return to the mountain, White crane spreads its wings. These are names given to some of the different postures of the Tai Chi form. Tai chi Chuan has bee referred to as a moving meditation, designed to focus the mind body and breath to increase body awareness, balance, strength and flexibility. Additional benefits include, general health, stress management and endurance.

Pounding heaven and earth, and willow bends with the wind are the names given to the chi kung system of exercises. Chi Kung differs from the Tai Chi form in that it a series of exercises done in repetition.

This is a ten week program designed to give the beginner a taste of the benefits of the Yang family Tai Chi short form and give the intermediate student a chance to polish their skills. Classes are instructive, informative and entertaining.
Comfortable cloths are all thats needed.

Shamanic Healing Journey and Gentle Restorative Yoga

with Barb Lowes, RYT 500 and Becca Herrington, Medicine Woman
2-3:30pm, Sunday, January 20, 2019
$45
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: SHAMANIC
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: SHAMANIC10

Join Barbara Lowes and Becca Herrington for this powerful and transformative blend of Shamanic Journey and Gentle Restorative Yoga, open to all levels to release incredibly strong sensations, both physically and mentally and melt your stresses away.

This 90 minute workshop combines the ancient ritual of Shamanism and Gentle Restorative Yoga, taking you into a space of acceptance at a deep, cellular level, leaving you with a clearer mind, a lighter body and a fuller heart.

2.5 CEU’s available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program

Live Your Life Breathwork Circle

with Tiffany Curren
2-3:30pm, Saturday, February 9
$40

Are you finding that you’re feeling stuck? Maybe life is pretty good, but you aren’t totally living it to the fullest. I will tell you that the power to grow, transform, and create your dream life is within you. All you’ve got to do is breathe, and allow the energy and barriers that no longer serve you to move out.

Breathwork is a powerful meditation tool. Using a specific and active pranayama to release stagnant energy and blocks that are keeping you from living your authentic life, we will dive deep and find our personal power and healing potential through the breath.

This workshop will begin with a short discussion about how we view our lives, and the messages we replay that are holding us back from really living. We’ll take some time to journal and envision the life we want, experience a short guided meditation, and then begin the breath. This class ends with an extended savasana to allow for the process of integration.

A Weekend of Practice – Present Power, Meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra

with Beryl Bender Birch

Session Times:
Friday, March 15: 6:00 to 8:30PM
Saturday, March 16: 9:00AM to 12:00PM & 1:30-4:30PM
Sunday, March 17: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Full Workshop Fee: $275 Full Weekend
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: BERYL
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: BERYL10 

Yoga is not synonymous with asana, even though most of the general public thinks so. Yoga is about learning to pay attention. All the practices direct us to focus our attention on one thing, and as we practice and breathe and learn to focus, our minds get quieter. We begin to see things that were previously too clouded by the busy-ness of the mind to see. We like this. We feel more centered, more relaxed. And one day, maybe all at once, and maybe little by little, we “get” it, we wake up. And what do we wake up to? The realization that there really is only ONE of us here. And that is the experience of yoga – the connection with the True Self. We cannot conceptualize, define, or explain it. We can only have it. It is an experience of boundlessness, and it is born of practice.

No one can teach us yoga, really. Teachers can only pass along a set of instructions to follow, and if we follow those instructions, perhaps that will lead us to the experience. Once that happens, a transformation occurs, we change. We become more conscious, more aware, more compassionate, more, well, connected. And that is the point of all the work – to recognize there really is no such things as “other.” It becomes impossible to ignore the suffering of the world and we realize that the whole point of our life is to serve. Seva isn’t something you do part time, or only on Wednesday afternoons – it’s a lifestyle. It’s an awareness you bring into every aspect of your life. Everything you do is with compassion and awareness – and this comes from years of practice and paying attention.

HOTV Yoga and Ski Retreat: Snowbird, Utah

April 7 – 12, 2018
with Bob Speck and Jo Kirsch

Join Bob Speck, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, PSIA III and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, PSIA III, for a memorable week of skiing and yoga. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Snowbird on their own, as well as be guided around the mountain terrain. We’ll practice yoga before and after skiing and have optional evening activities. Retreat begins at 7pm, Sunday, April 7, 2018 and ends Friday, April 12, 2018. Lodging is at The Inn at Snowbird, where we will practice yoga, hot-tub, and have gym access. The Inn is a short walk to the Snowbird Center where the Tram is located and valet service is available for your skis. Restaurants, shopping and a full spa are all within walking distance of The Inn.

20 CEU’s available for Yoga Alliance and/or HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program. Click here for details.

Gratitude

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Balancing the Throat Chakra: Essential Oils and Asana

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