Yoga's a unique way to integrate body, mind and spirit through opening to the wisdom of the body.
Yoga increases flexibility, strength and balance. With regular practice yoga develops concentration and calmness of mind. To experience all the benefits of yoga join us at a time that is convenient for you.
No Registration Required!
SAT. August 16
Join us at the Mark Whitwell workshop
6:30 pm Gentle Challenge
9 am Gentle Challenge Enter Side Door
Gentle Challenge: Suitable for everyone. This is a challenging class with a gentle approach emphasizing alignment, breathing and relaxation. No previous yoga experience necessary. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend including experienced students. Experienced students will be offered challenging variations of the postures. 1 1/4 hours $9.00
If you want to deeply connect with your body, mind, and spirit, and feel that resonate throughout your entire life, Yoga is what you've been looking for.
For Your Body
· Stretches and tones muscles
· Releases chronic tension
· Improves circulation
· Energizes and refreshes
For Your Mind
· Calms restless thoughts
· Cultivates concentration
· Supports mental clarity and confidence
· Promotes self-awareness
For Your Spirit
· Connects you to your Self
· Encourages self-acceptance
· Honors inner wisdom
· Invites deep stillness
THE KRlPALU YOGA METHODOLOGY
Throughout Kripalu's three-stage approach, you are guided to move at your own pace, honoring your body's needs in each moment. Kripalu Yoga develops the body, mind and spirit in a compassionate and nonjudgmental way. You leave the class feeling uplifted and centered.
Willful Practice (Body and Breath Awareness) Stage 1 begins with an experiential approach to understanding the details of alignment and the coordination of breath while moving into and out of postures.
Remaining in the Posture (Inner Focus and Concentration): Stage 2 guides you to focus your attention on inner sensations, thoughts and emotions. You learn to remain in the postures for longer periods of time while cultivating compassion and awareness.
Meditation in Motion (Absorption): Stage 3 is a unique and personal expression of Kripalu Yoga. You practice the art of moving in response to your body's wisdom, with postures flowing from one into the next. This experience is often described as a state of prayer expressed in movement.
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Located in Lenox, MA, Kripalu Center is the largest yoga center in the U.S. offering a variety of programs in yoga health and spirituality. For more information or a free catalog call 800-741-7353 or visit Kripalu.org .
Rich's Bio: Richard became interested in yoga in the mid-seventies after reading Richard Hittleman's "Yoga". He continued to read and occasionally work with a limited number of postures for several years. After graduating from Grove City High School, he attended The Ohio State University earning a B.S. degree in biology in 1977. After college he worked in business and furthered his interest in music by studying privately and continuing to play trumpet. He currently performs with "Swing's the Thing" and the "Grove City Community Winds" concert band under the direction of James Swearingen. In 1984 he opened his own printing business which he operates today. In 1998 he began a daily Chi-Gong practice which he has continued. Looking for a more spiritual approach to his practice, Richard started regular yoga classes after reading "Stephen Cope's Yoga And The Quest For The True Self". While studying yoga locally with Kit Spar and Ann Downing he began visiting the Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA. After realizing that yoga is not just about stretching, Richard wanted to show others how the postures can be used as tools to access deep concentration and calmness of mind. Deciding then to enroll in Kripalu yoga teacher training, he completed his training in January of 2004. He began teaching at The Ohio State University, Roxane Laboratories and the Groveport Recreation Center. In July of 2005 he opened Mill Street Yoga in Grove City, a yoga studio dedicated to the practice of Kripalu yoga. His practice and teaching style combines conscious breathing with energizing postures that promote awareness, deep sensitivity and relaxation. He's committed to helping people of all ages and abilities bring more peace into their daily lives.
"Kripalu Yoga - A guide to Practice On and Off the Mat" by Richard Faulds
"Yoga - Mastering the Basics" by Sandra Anderson & Rolf Sovik
"Yoga - The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness" by Erich Schiffman
"Yoga of Heart" by Mark Whitwell
"Self-Awakening Yoga" The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body's Own Wisdom by Don Stapleton, Ph.D.
"Refining The Breath - Pranayama: The Art of the Awakened Breath" by Doug Keller
"Being Zen - Bringing Meditation to Life" by Ezra Bayda (for those dealing with difficult emotions and death)
"Transforming Trama" - by Caroline Myss and James Finley
Kripalu Yoga: Gentle - available through the library
Kripalu Yoga: Dynamic - available through the library
AM and PM Yoga with Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden, for beginners
John Friend's Anusara Yoga Grand Gathering- available through Netflix
Thanks to all those who helped design and edit this web site with special thanks to Mindy, John, Dennis, & Kitty