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The Open Mind – Basics/Foundational Yoga
May 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2018
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2018
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2018
Build your practice and deepen your experiences through the fundamentals of yoga. Students are instructed and supported in the process of learning proper alignment, breathing and relaxation techniques. The use of props is encouraged to support the practice and create greater confidence. This is a moderately paced class and is open to the beginner and experienced practitioner.
Instructors: Nooshin Manafi (Mondays 6:00pm); David Lecomte (Thursdays 9:30am); Dena Totaro (Saturdays 11:00am); Joanna (Thursdays 6:00pm).
Investment: $16 Drop in rate; $70 for 5 Classes; $130 for 10 Classes; $220 for 20 Classes; $120 for one-month unlimited classes; $99 for auto-renewal unlimited monthly membership
Auto-Renew Monthly Membership includes a 10% discount on yoga workshops and merchandise (some limitations apply)
*Packages expire 4 months after date of purchase (excluding unlimited packages)
Instructor: Dena Totaro is an intuitive healer who has an abundant passion for mind, body and spirit connections and loves to be a catalyst for others and their transformations. Her devotion to helping others stems from healing her own body nearly 8 years ago. By using food as medicine and incorporating yoga, breath-work, meditation and energy healing into her life, she discovered (through her own transformation) the importance and value of holistic Health and Wellness. Dena has the unique ability to combine her various academic achievements and training experiences (Psychology degree, Reiki Master certification and registered Yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance RYT-200) with natural gifts and abilities that are illustrated through her practice of crystal healing, mediumship, Meditation and Coaching. In addition to Dena being a certified Energy Healer and Wellness Coach, she stays active teaching Yoga, Meditation and healthy living classes and workshops.
Instructor: Nooshin Manafi has an extensive background in fitness and dance and seeks to embrace challenge on the yoga mat. She combines creative sequencing, alignment focus, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help students deepen their practice. Nooshin received her 200 hour certification through Peachtree Yoga and has a passion for teaching Vinyasa with an emphasis on finding ease in each movement.
Yoga has been a part of Nooshin’s life for over 10 years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger, as well as more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. More importantly, yoga has inspired her to help others practice being in the present moment and thrive on life by nurturing the body, mind and soul with yoga and humor! She aims for her students step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced with a smile on their faces.
Instructor: David has been playing competitive squash for the last 30 years and experienced the usual and frustrating injuries that arise from playing sports at a high level. Finding yoga only after intolerable back pain, he has returned to competitive squash play but also discovered a true calling to yoga. With his love of teaching and wellness, he committed to advancing his yoga practice to the next level through the LifePower Yoga 500-hour yoga teacher training certification process and is now a Yoga Alliance Certified/Registered Yoga Instructor.
David also began practicing meditation in the TM tradition as a high school student in 1975. He approaches meditation to train the mind, in much the same way that fitness is an approach to train the body: Regular, devoted practice produces the greatest benefits. He believes that “Meditation is easier done, then said.”
Currently he is now focused on helping make yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities, so that they too can benefit from its countless life enhancing qualities. His educational background is in psychology and education.