This summer you can take yoga every day for only $330 at Laughing River Yoga studio in Burlington, VT!
This Unlimited Summer Yoga pass includes one class per day throughout all of June, July, and August. This translates to yoga for less than $4/day! Please note this is valid for only one drop-in value yoga class per day and is nontransferable.
Yoga is really trying to liberate us from … shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing — I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.
- Rodney Yee
Nada Yoga with Fletcher Boote
Sunday, May 27
at Laughing River Yoga
$15 suggested donation
Nada Yoga is the Yoga of Sound. Soundstress Fletcher Boote has a mesmerizing voice. Through repetition of mantra, she will lead you into a meditative state of deep relaxation.
Mantra is a Sanskrit word meaning mind protection. Because mantras have generally been composed by yogis or saints, they are considered to carry a pure energy that has a harmonizing effect upon the physical body and the mind. The repetition of mantra protects our mind from distraction while we meditate, allowing us to hear our inner sound, and experience an expansion and connection with the Oneness of the Universe.
As both an accomplished visual artist and musician, Fletcher has always been drawn towards the creative and meditative aspects of deep looking and listening. Her classes emphasize chanting/kirtan as a direct link that jolts us in the depths of our soul and connects us to the sacred vibration that radiates from all of our hearts.
Fletcher has taught Yoga and chanting workshops in New York, London, and Italy. She is deeply grateful for the blessings and generous guidance of her beloved teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Lady Ruth Lauer-Manenti in New York, Rosenclaire in Italy, and Dr. M.A. Jayashree, Ranjini Koushak, and Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Intstitute in Mysore, India. She currently manages the yoga studio at the Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
Pranayama & Mantra with Gaby Goldberg
Friday, May 25th
Empty your mind and enter the moment! Find out how consistent practice of Pranayama (breathwork) and Mantra (repetition on Sanskrit chants) can transform you. We will start with around 15 minutes of Pranayama techniques and then move into repeating Mantra in various forms. Mantra may be repeated silently, aloud as a group, or chanted together. Each session will explore the meaning behind the selected Mantras as well as the impact of this practice on yourself. We will end each session in either seated meditation or Shavasana (Relaxation Pose). Learn how to release attachment to everything outside of this very moment – and why this will benefit your life! Join Gaby in discovering how to expand your practice beyond the physical!
Beginners are Welcomed & Encouraged.
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
- B.K.S. Iyengar
The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche guides viewers in basic meditation practice. For more Video Information visit sakyong.com
© Copyright 2008 Mipham J. Mukpo
“Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”
- Deepak Chopra
Through the practice of empowering the physical body with yoga asanas, (postures), one also develops a sense of courage and confidence and mental tenacity to overcome obstacles and the desire to quit. Sometimes it requires strength to make new connections or friendships, to express yourself creatively or truthfully, or to stand up for what you know is right for you or your friend.
An increase in the range of motion within the physical body through mindful yoga stretching, leads to expanded perspective, a greater sense of ease in life and in general and spaciousness of mind. It’s important to remain connected to your own strength and balance in relationships, but like yoga, allow yourself to be flexible and surrender a bit, listen, learn to move with the flow while staying true to yourself.
3. Patience & Balance:
Through yoga, showing up consistently through life’s ups and downs, we learn that finding harmony and balance takes practice, truthfulness, and patience. Some days one can feel naturally in tune and other days, disconnected, stagnant, or stuck. Yoga helps us to return to center peacefully, starting in the physical body. These skills are useful in communication and the natural ups and downs of relationships.
4. Awareness/Being Present:
Through yoga we practice present-moment awareness free of judgement. When we can learn to accept ourselves as we are, and to acknowledge whatever is coming up for us with compassion- it becomes easier to do this with others too.
5. Calm, Reducing Tension:
In yoga we learn to practice increasing the flow of energy, prana, and decreasing energy blocks and resistance. It’s important to greet our relationships with the same approach and peaceful intention to create harmony and union.
By Jane Jarecki Lanza
“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
- Albert Camus
Burlington , Classes , Series , Vermont yoga
YOGA FOR CYCLISTS
Thursdays: 7:30-8:45 pm
April 5-May 17 (no class April 26)
$60/series or drop-in for $13
- Yoga helps us to lovingly explore our limitations. As you cultivate a mindful ability to overcome the desire to quit in yoga practice, so too you can channel this ability when going up a big hill or during a challenging biking moment.
- Practicing postures like the warrior and plank will give you a sense of stability, strength, and balance- great for biking.
- Yoga helps us to go with the flow, encouraging us to accept what we’re working with each practice, no judgement. Some days we may begin a ride or yoga practice feeling heavy, like a wet bag of cement. Both practices remind us after we begin, how we can let go, that all things change. You may feel remarkably better after the ride/practice- even if you didn’t want to show up.
- Cycling and Yoga keep you in the moment.
- Yoga will increase your sense of ease and flexibility during long rides and it can help you to master your posture and stride on the bike.