Class Descriptions

AcroJam with LunaTrix
AcroJam’s are an opportunity to meet, practice, and play with your fellow acroyogis in an unstructured, unled open skillshare way. There will be teacher guidance, but the focus is on play!

Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra with Deborah Adams
Yoga Nidra, also called Integrative Relaxation, is an ancient yogic practice which helps us realize the fulfillment and wholeness that is always available – but must first be recognized. Each night, when we fall into deep sleep, we enter a state of wholeness that naturally arises as a result of letting go of participation in mental activity. This is biological. Yoga nidra progressively takes us into a conscious sleep state, where we experience our essence effortlessly through circumventing the normal processes by which we interact with the mind.

Usually performed lying down, the Amrit Method employs easy-to-practice techniques that progressively take practitioners into a deep state of relaxed awareness. In this meditative state, it is easy to disengage from negative mental talk and unconscious habit patterns that are limiting our lives. It is also a state where the power of the body to heal itself is magnified many-fold.

Creative Impulse with Anne Miller
Moving at a steady pace, this flowing class encourages a deeper relationship with your inner true self. Connecting breath to movement, the breath becomes the guide as to the depth and the flow of the physical pose, while encouraging a willingness to learn and to respond with true authenticity. Awareness of alignment is taught as a means to build strength, flexibility, and balance. A clearer self-confidence is uncovered and a willingness to transform is kindled. Heart openers will inspire and ignite inner passion, imagination and creativity.

This is a class for all levels of practitioners. A variety of levels and variations will be offered.

Druminyasa with Belinthia Elder & Brad Ellsworth
Feel the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to a 60 minute vinyasa flow.

Essential Oils 101 with Beth Cronauer
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Because of their antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral and calming properties, essential oils are recently gaining popularity as a natural, safe and cost-effective therapy for a number of health concerns.

Fairy Garden
Calling all Fairies – Presently a Fairy, Fairies in training and future fairies!!!
Please report to the fairy garden for fun-filled games and activities that will enhance your fairy powers. Fairies-in-Training, Sandra Diehl and Axia Roberts, will be leading fairies of all ages in a robust Pixie Dust Balloon Stomp, a challenging game of Fairy Freeze Tag, and the ever so popular Smash the Unicorn to see what goodies erupt from his belly. But wait, there’s more to your training! Stay for more activities, such as Fairy Dance Party with our fairy friends from Brenda Cranford School of Dance, Storytime with Darlene Martell, and Fairy Dress-Up with Devin Jennings. There will also be a special area for $1 Panning for Gems. Each fairy that comes to the garden will be allowed to dig for one crystal that will bring them magical powers.

Handstand Clinic with Dustin Martell
Turn your world, upside down. We will examine the anatomical structure of the handstand and what will help you find success. Working through drills, you will find the strength and flexibility needed to hold your inversion.

Intro to Partner Acro with LunaTrix

Manifest from WITHIN with Kiesha Battles
“The magic you seek is within you. Call upon me to help uncover your greatest strengths.” Magic, real magic, is all around us. We are so busy that we often don’t even notice it. But the simple secret to noticing and tapping into magic is easy to learn.

In this session, explore the meditative practices of Yin Yoga, Mantra, and Pranayama (breathwork). Session will end with Yoga Nidra to seal the magic you uncover WITHIN.

Yoga Nidra is a method of withdrawing the senses (pratyahara) to reach the deepest recess of the subconscious mind, where you then plant an intention (sankalpa) for transformation and healing. The practice is a pathway to meditation.

Matters of the Heart with Jamie Martell
Instead of looking outwardly to find the answers to life’s important questions, turn your awareness inwardly to your Spiritual Heart. Quiet the mind, redirect your gaze to the Heart, and allow the spark of divine to speak to you. Are you ready to listen and allow your body to move to the rhythm of your Heart beat?

“There is a candle in your heart,
ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul,
ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?
You feel the separation
from the Beloved.
Invite Him to fill you up,
embrace the fire.
Remind those who tell you otherwise,
that Love
comes to you of its own accord,
and the yearning for it
cannot be learned in any school.”
—Rumi

In this class, there will be discussion, chanting, movement, and meditation. All-levels are welcomed. Come with an open mind.

Prayer Circle with Hannah Rose Williams
A Prayer Circle is a group of People gathering together in spirit in the power of blessing. Through the unity of prayer they share their powerful intention for transformation and healing.

Rootz with Kennae Miller

Rootz is an offering specifically focused on opening up the hips and engaging the root and sacral chakras while stimulating the entire body through this yoga flow. Rootz will invite you to dig deep and connect with the core of you. What better time than fall to reconnect with the breath and awareness of the body. All levels of yogis are welcomed with modifications and props used as required.

Social Beer Yoga with Richelle Mathieu & Shane Reeves
Join The Yoga Scene creator Richelle Mathieu for an all-levels social yoga event with live music including Steel Drum, Acoustic guitar, Djembe and — your beer. Yogis, non-yogis and beer lovers may join in for a fun, supportive and non-judgmental all-levels yoga flow with your beer. A wise person once said: “The best beers are the ones we drink with friends!” It’s not serious, but it is seriously fun!

We’ll use our beer as our drishti (focused gaze) as we balance throughout this fun all-levels yoga flow. We’ll partner up for assisted yoga poses to improve trust and self-awareness, foster connections and learn to let go. We’ll relax in savasana with live acoustic guitar, djembe and singing.

The yoga event is one hour of prime chill time, followed by fun and friendship for as long as you’d like. The Yoga Scene social events are designed to bring people together, to build relationships, and to have fun!

Steel drum and percussion performed by Shane Reeves, Principle percussionist for the Florence Symphony Orchestra, Instructor of Music at Francis Marion University, and freelance musician (http://www.shanereevespercussion.com/).

Spiritual But Not Religious with Bodhi Deva Ma and Jane Ritz
A highly experiential & interactive group discussion that supports people who are exploring their spirituality. Bodhi And Jane work with you to uncover limiting beliefs, dogma, and fears around accepting a personal spirituality that is not defined by organized religion. Many of us are ready to see, feel & experience our own higher power but feel uncomfortable with organized religion or the current status quo as it relates to interacting with the divine. This discussion supports participants in their own self-inquiry, challenges limiting beliefs, and supports a heart-centered, personalized spiritual path.

The Power of Play – Adults Just Wanna Have Fun with Aimee Cox-King
Ask a child at play to “act like an adult” and watch as the child stops smiling, puts on a serious face, and stiffens their stance. Go ahead. Ask a child and see what happens. “Adults need to have fun so children will want to grow up” (Anonymous). Play is like medicine for our brains. Play is the foundation for building relationships. Play teaches us both creativity and resilience while fostering tolerance and trust. Join Cypress Adventures in an hour of play to release your inner child.

Therapeutics for the Lower Body with Mandy Wozniak
This class is an all levels class focusing on building strength and stretching out all of the stabilizing muscles around the pelvic area, hips, glutes and lower back to ensure better posture and lower back health. Asana includes but not limited to balancing, side-lying strengtheners as well as hip openers and a juicy savanna to soak it all in.

Twist Kids Yoga with Mary Beth Bender
Twist Kids Yoga is a registered children’s yoga school in Charlotte, NC. Our mission is to educate young minds in mindfulness, yoga postures, compassion and relaxation with the goal to create a more balanced and loving world.

Classes are designed to teach the children how to engage with their Whole Self and the world around them through the practices of yoga and mindfulness. We use these principles to educate them on concentration, self-regulation, healthy living, heart centered communication and being present with the nature of life.

Yoga Recovery with Carrie Schell
Yoga Recovery is an engaging, interactive session where we will connect through conversation, yoga, meditation and other interactive opportunities to truly understand and experience how yoga creates a path to mind, body, spirit wellness and a deep connection with our inner self, the divine within and with others.

Yogastrology Inspired Class with Mary Beth Bender
Merging yoga with astrology. Guiding students through a slow flow asana based practice where they will learn how to sync their physical bodies up with the planetary bodies. Discussion on current astrological transits and how we can align with this in a yoga practice. At least 1 hr. No music needed and a mic only if I am placed in an area where it’s crowded hard to be heard.

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