Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September's Saturday Series - Master Class

 "FALLing Forward"

Forward folding postures are a perfect way to enter the FALL.  They are calming, soothing to the nervous system as they open up the entire back side of the body.  Maybe the HOT summer wasn't quite so calm for you?  Forward folds relieve low back tension, increase circulation and improve digestion.  A practice of forward bends is also a prefect place for prayer and praise...bowing our heads in submission to God's greatness and worshipping him with our entire physical being.

Come Experience a Yoga Practice that Moves You Forward into the Fall
Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
 "The Studio" in the Cool Springs YMCA

Sunday, June 26, 2011

July's Saturday Series Master Class

“Yoga de Soleil”   
“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.  Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.”  Proverbs 4:25-26   
    Have you ever watched your child’s gymnastics class and thought that looks like what I do in my yoga class?  It is true.  Yoga is often very similar to gymnastics or acrobatics.  In this month’s Saturday Series we will practice yoga “Cirque de Soleil” style.  This 2 hour master class will be full of balancing postures ~ some on your feet, some on your hands and even some on your belly.  Join us as we explore all the tricks of balance in one practice.

Come Experience Yoga “Cirque de Soleil” Style
Saturday, July 16th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

$25 for YMCA members; $30 for Non-Members
Space is limited so register at the Cool Springs YMCA Welcome Center today!

Childcareprovided.                                                                                                           For more information contact:   Shellie McMillen @

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mark Your Calendar

Yoga Studio
Mind, Body, Spirit Yoga Studio
Wednesday June 1st
9-10am and 6-7pm
FREE to members
and non-members

Stop by our Welcome Center
or comtact for
more information.

During each class time the instructor
will offer 10 minute samplings of all
the classes that will be offered on our
summer schedule.
Purchase a Class Pass on GRAND
OPENING day and receive
FREE classes.
5-Class pass- 1 Free Class
10-Class pass- 2 Free Classes
20-Class pass- 3 Free Classes

Pick up our Yoga Studio Summer
Schedule at the Welcome Center for
Yoga Studio Class times and
Class descriptions.

Summer Studio Schedule & Descriptions

Summer Yoga Schedule in "The Studio":

Monday  (begins June 13th - meets weekly)
5:30-6:30 p.m.  "Sweaty Series"
6:30-7:30 p.m.  "Night Cap Yoga"

Tuesday (begins June 7th - meets weekly)
8:30-10:00 a.m.  "Primary Mix"

Thursday (begins June 2nd - meets weekly)
8:30-10:00 a.m.  "Intermediate Mix"

"Friday Night Flights" (meets monthly)
6:00-7:30 p.m.
June 24th
July 22nd
August 19th

"Saturday Series"  (meets monthly)
9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 18th
July 16th
August 13th

“Sweaty Series” - HOT Yoga – A mix of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa (“flow”) Yoga in a heated room.  Enjoy a little bit of everything mixed into a heated class.  Experience upbeat music, deep breathing, and have a great time while you get a yoga workout.         
           Mixed Levels
“Night Cap” Yoga Restorative Yoga - Nightcap is an easy wind down yoga class without the heat. There will be some flow and some deep stretching.   A relaxing and rejuvenating class for all levels, even the complete beginner.  Long holds and focused breathing will create a deeper range of motion.   It is only an hour long and is a great way to ease into your final relaxation of the day... Sleep.                                        All Levels Welcome
“Primary Mix” – Ashtanga Yoga - This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.   This class is the original Primary series taught with a mix of each teacher’s individual flare.
Mixed Levels Welcome
“Intermediate Mix” – Ashtanga Yoga -  Moving beyond Primary Series?   This class is for you.  We could say it’s all of Second Series with a few additions and a few modifications mixed in.   This class is for the advanced yogi who wants to learn more and grow their practice.                                                                  Advanced Levels
“Friday Night Flight” – This is a monthly master class offered for the Yogi/Yogini who wants to work on flight.  Come practice the art of floating through transitions, flying into  inversions and falling  - yes maybe sometimes-  falling gracefully.        
           Mixed Levels Welcome
“Saturday Series” Master Class -  These  Master Classes are offered monthly for  the Yogi/Yogini who wants to take a particular part of his or her practice and “workshop it”.   That simply means one will  isolate, focus, practice and eventually master the specifics offered in the class.  Examples:  Backbends, Inversions, Core Strength, etc.     
           Mixed Levels Welcome

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

May’s Master Class

May’s Master Class
“I’ll refresh tired bodies; I’ll restore tired souls.” Jeremiah
31:25 (MSG)
Come Experience a Practice of Inverted Poses
Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 10:30 a.m.
See HIS Magnificence be magnified….even if you are

Inverted Postures reverse the effects of gravity, stimulating the
entire system. Inversions are the ultimate in Holy Yoga poses.
They refresh, rejuvenate, and make our bodies come alive with
increased energy and vitality. We will explore Plow, Shoulder
Stand series, Handstands and The 7 Headstands from Ashtanga
Yoga’s Intermediate Series.

$25 for YMCA members; $30 for Non-Members
Space is limited so register at the Cool Springs YMCA
Welcome Center today!
Childcare provided

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Backbending Workshop

April’s Weekend Workshop
“Root Down and RISE Up”
“He is not here: he has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:6

Come Experience the “Rising Up” Within You on Saturday,
April 16th 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Back Bending Postures are rejuvenating and awakening.
They are effective at opening up the upper back, chest,
neck, shoulders, and front groin. A few examples: Cobra,
Locust, Camel, Bridge, Bow and Fish. Join us as the Cool
Springs YMCA offers a Workshop style Master Class
that will dive deeply into back bending. We will warm-up with a
creative flow and then explore backbends, backbend
transitions, and 2nd Series Ashtanga backbend sequencing.

$25 for YMCA members; $30 for Non-Members

Space is limited so register at the Cool Springs YMCA
Welcome Center today!
Childcare is provided.