Yoga For the Holidays!

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“This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
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Yoga, Kids & Canvas! Family Practice! 
Saturday, December 16, 11-12:00pm 

Share your love of yoga with your family! Through partner poses and fun yoga games, this class will give you the tools to cultivate mindfulness, focus and tranquility that you and your child can use in everyday life.

Children and adults together will interact in this class designed for fun and exploration. We will start the class with yoga movements, breath and relaxation. Class will end with a fun art project that the kids will be taking home with them. All are welcome to attend. No experience is necessary. $5 per person fee. Adult must accompany all children. Please sign up ahead of coming so we can plan accordingly for the art project.

Your teacher, Shawn Wallenfang is a yoga RYT, a local artist, child care provider and awesome grandma!

Meditation Made Easy!
Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 ~ 5:30-6:30 pm

Have you heard how great meditation or mindfulness practice is? Everyone is talking about the benefits of settling your mind. But how? You try sitting but you feel more unsettled then ever. You can’t sit still. You experience pain and restlessness like you never have before!  “I can’t do this!” you might say. But you CAN do this. Everyone can practice meditation! You simply need to learn how. That’s it!

Kathleen will introduce you to mindfulness/meditation practice in an easy and user friendly manner. You will be given all the tools you need to begin and maintain a practice at home. Meditation begins with stability, concentration of the mind and attention to the body and your posture. We will address all of these issues.

Instructed by MaDhyana Kathleen Kelly, zen priest since 2005.
$10 fee for session.

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Winter Solstice Celebration – 108 salutes!
Thursday, December 21, 5:30-8:00pm 
Join us in celebration of the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter! We will begin the evening with yoga asana practice accompanied by live music. The evening will continue with a yoga nidra period and gong meditation.  An uplifting kirtan jam with the Thunderhawk Kirtan Band with close the evening!  Refreshments provided. Bring a snack to share if you would like. Original art work by Theresa and Shawn will be available for viewing. We look forward to seeing you all there. Much love and happy holiday season! $10 suggested donation for the evening is requested. All proceeded will be donated to local charity.
Schedule for the evening: 
5:30 pm yoga class with live music 108 salutations!
6:30 pm Yoga nidra and gong meditation
7:00 pm kirtan and celebration!

Candlelight, Slow Flow Yoga, Wine and Chocolate w/ Kathleen Kelly eryt 500, yacep
Friday, December 22, 5:30pm 
Come on over and join us in the celebration of the equal day of light and darkness. Enjoy a calming and restorative flowing yoga class with Kathleen Kelly. We will be focusing on finding balance within the body, mind and breath. Unwind your body and settle your mind for the weekend ahead. This class is designed to melt the stress and tension out of your body, and hit the reset button of your mind to help you enjoy your weekend.  Gong Meditation will end the class. Yummy chocolate and a lovely glass of wine will follow the event. Non alcoholic beverages and tea will be available. All are welcome. I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Regular class fee $10. WALK INS WELCOME!

Sound of Yin Yoga with Karen Simcik 500ryt
Saturday, December 23, 11am – noon

Yin yoga opens up the deep, dense, rarely touched tissue areas of the body.
Years of dedicated asana practice will make anyone healthier, stronger and more flexible, but at some point the muscles will have reached their limit of flexibility. New depths of postures, deeper ranges of motion, or increased flow of energy may only be achievable by focusing on the deeper tissues of the body. Yin yoga is the perfect complement and balance to more active yang practices, and stands as a practice all by itself. Postures are held for longer periods of time, and repeated for maximum effect.

Yoga 101 The Basics 
Wednesday, Dec. 6-27, 8:15am & 5:30pm 
Saturday, Dec. 2-23, 9:45am 

(Drop ins welcome to any class)

This class is specially designed to introduce the vinyasa flow practice of sun salutations which are designed to open and strengthen every major muscle group in the body. We will introduce the foundational standing poses as well as basic hip openers and back bends and weaves them into the flow of sun salutations. Class will focus on breath technique, healthy alignment for the joints and concentration and focus of the mind. Students will learn basic anatomy of the body and breath. This class is uniquely designed to work with students of all ages, body types and varied degrees of flexibility.

4 week session $20.

Resolution Evolution
New Years Eve Yoga Practice
Sunday, December 31, 9-11am

Join Jennifer Jelenic eryt500 and Karen Simick eryt500 for a New Year’s Resolution Evolution! Enjoy a 2 hour yoga experience themed around release, refresh, resolve. Class begins with guided meditation to bring awareness around your intention or ‘sankalpa’ followed by an hour of all levels asana practice, to build the heat of transformation and release. We will finish with a quiet, yin type practice where singing bowls will immerse you in beautiful sound vibrations and can be placed on or near you to amplify their healing effect.

Class is donation based to benefit these area agencies:  ‘Golden House’ (GB area domestic violence shelter) and The Bay Area Human Society. All are welcome, please come share your practice with us! Blessings of Health, Peace and Happiness to all.

Special Yoga Offer for all Students.

Take any yoga class for only a $5 drop in fee. 

College, Tech or High school with no restrictions.
Please show valid I.D.
Hope to see you all very soon!

December

Weekend Rotation

Saturday 8:00 am

December 2 Theresa Stinski
December 9  Abby Ledvina  
December 16  Kathleen
December 23   Carolyn Glime 
 
Sunday  9:00am                                            Saturday 9:45am Basics 
December 3  Karen Simcik                             December class  Theresa Stinski
December 10  Kathleen                                  Wednesday 5:30 pm Basics
December 17  Carol Bolton                            December class  Carol Bolton

December 24   Kathleen                                 Wednesday 8:15 am Basics
December 31  Jen Jelenic                              December class  Amy Ritter

Bay Area Yoga Center, 2020 S. Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54301

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