Specialty Classes and Events at In Sync Fitness
Love Your Belly! Introduction to American-style Belly Dance - What It Is & What It Isn't
September 15 10-noon
Get a taste of belly dance with this 2 hour workshop - covering the basic fundamentals of the dance, along with some fun combos and music to get you moving!"
Taught by Hanan Valiant
Here's what people need for the workshop:
Bring water, clothing that is not baggy around the torso and hips, a piece of rectangular fabric about 3 yds (can be a beach towel or sarong wrap scarf), and your smiling self!
I dance barefoot, please bring foot protection if you need it. Athletic shoes do not allow for adequate ankle/knee movement - ballet slippers, dance shoes, half-soles, etc. are recommended instead.
If you are a note taker, paper and something to write with.
Contact Hanan for more infor and to sign up
FLOW AND FOOD: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN YOGA AND INTUITIVE EATING NEXT SESSION COMING IN JANUARY
We are designed to eat intuitively. Imagine a bountiful potluck. Instead of analyzing choices for your future body, or being plagued with past addictions, you drop into connection with your whole being in present time. You scan the forest of potluck options and certain foods pop up with vibrant life. You touch, smell, and taste to let in what resonates and let go of all else without a second thought. In this state you are attuned to the choices and amounts you need without checking your diet app. You let go when you’re full. It’s native.
Aparigraha, our fifth Yama, means non-grasping. It is the doorway to learning intuitive eating.
Flow can also be defined as being embodied, responsive and available.. This takes practice, and the more you find it anywhere, the more you have it everywhere. In anything—from writing, yoga, or sex, to surfing, skiing, or food—we are in flow (embodied/responsive/available) when these three qualities exist. Being embodied, we choose with our present power. Being responsive, we let go of reacting out of habit. Being available, we let go and let in what we need in the now. We can’t feel flow if we are not in our bodies, are reactive, or are inflexible. In a word, we lose it when we grasp and try to achieve or “control”.
We also attach ourselves to a future body that we hope to gain by analyzing our food. Even the healthiest eaters are often missing the intuitive connection to food that creates real bliss through nourishment. You can choose foods based on abstract nutrition knowledge without ever listening to your own body. Grasping at your future self, you miss the present wisdom and flavor of the now. The potluck becomes a test for your nutrition knowledge instead of a flowing experience of trust and pleasure with your body. With Aparigraha, we let go of our need to know and need for control.
Aparigraha presents a radical notion; we can trust our bodies to tell us what, when, and how much to eat.
Join Susan Hoverson of In Sync Fitness and Adina Pearson RD of Adina Pearson Nutrition for an evening of yoga practice, mindfulness and intuitive eating.
COST: $25 per person Includes both yoga class and your evening meal
YOGA NIDRA F/B GENTLE STRETCH NEXT CLASS TBA
Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra is said to be equal to the affect of 4 hours restful sleep Nidra will be followed by a gentle stretch meditation and savasana.
RESTORATIVE YOGA : Relax Renew your Mind Body and Soul. Often we do not take the time to truly renew ourselves. This workshop will guide you through gentle supportive poses, pranayama and visualization exercises to find balance an bliss.Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo. The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level. Restorative yoga could just as easily be called “mindful yoga” due to the expanded awareness of self and body that comes through the practice. Slower movements cultivate space for a deeper experience of the poses and the breath. Awareness of the physical sensations, the thoughts or emotions that arise, or sounds in the environment, can all take on a much more profound significance in the depth of the restorative practice. Simply put, you’re able to notice and feel more of the world through your yoga experience. PARTICIPANTS Limited to 12. Cost $25 per class.
ISF FOOD PREP AND RECIPE SHARE : Learn to create and share ideas on healthful recipes. We will bring ideas together to prep our favorites. This month our focus is on fresh from the garden bounty and bbq grilling picnic style. Learn to modify to increase nutrient value, improve flavor without added calories, decrease calories of your classic favorites, and meet your goals. There are no good or bad foods only choices!! All recipe types encouraged, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten - free etc,,,, Bring whatever you wish to share with the group! There is NO COST for joining just supply your ingredients and enough to share with the group. Please bring containers to take home shares. Please email me though the contact page to confirm attendance.
FIRST AID AND CPR CLASSES: EVERY 2ND AND 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: Contact Andrea Bland at Ready and Well.
AWAKEN YOUR INNER ARTIST: CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENT
YOGA AND CREATIVITY: NEXT SESSION February 23 2019 11-2pm
While yoga is a tool to ease the mind, body and soul, it also helps us tap into our inner self and true nature. This can open you to a more creative self. Meditation and yoga can allow us access to deep places in our being's psyche and consciousness that inspire creative ideas to flow. This Class will combine a yoga class and chakra meditation followed by time for painting. We will use items from nature to press print and also try our hands at string painting. A light lunch will be provided. Cost $35