Yoga Nidra [3 options: 2/2, 3/8, or 4/5]

Instructor Peggy Benson

Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Students rest comfortably in savasana (corpse pose) while the instructor guides you through this conscious relaxation. This is an ancient practice from India. It is very beneficial to those who have PTSD.  

Benefits are: Heightening  awareness and focus, transforming negative habits and behaviors, ease chronic pain and insomnia, and  can decrease anxiety.  Bring a mat and towel. Notify instructor of health concerns.


3 Sunday Options:

Feb 2, March 8, or April 5  

4-4:45 pm

Cost $10 per Class

Yoga for Mental Health - A Workshop [Saturday 3/14]

Instructor: Judy Jensen

It’s indisputable.  The ancient practice of yoga is beneficial for depression and anxiety.  In this workshop we will utilize the tools of yoga to balance the energy in the body, dive deeply into the mind-body connection and tend to the nervous system.  The session will incorporate an experiential practice including breath work, asana (accessible physical movement/postures), meditation, mantra and mudra for decreasing physiological effects of anxiety and depression.  You will leave class with solid skills to alleviate the effects of depression and anxiety.


Special points of note:

-No verbal sharing will be asked of anyone.

 -This class is not a substitute for medical support.  If you are struggling with a severe mental-emotional challenge, please seek the guidance and support of your physician.



March 14th, 2020


Cost  $25


FriYAY Flow Yoga [Friday 4/3]

Instructor: Peggy Benson

Flexibility is the Flow.  Give yourself some much needed me time to start your weekend. During this class we will stretch and strengthen with gentleness and ease.  We end the class with deep relaxation to calm the mind, body, and spirit.  Please notify instructor of any injuries or health concerns.  Bring a mat and water bottle.


Friday, April 3rd 

4-5 pm

Cost $10 (Reduced rate!)

May Day Yoga [Friday 5/1]

Instructor: Peggy Benson

 May 1 is a celebration with a long and varied history, dating back millennia. Throughout the years, there have been many festivities worldwide, most with the express purpose of welcoming in a change of season.  In the 19th century, May Day took on a new meaning, as an International Workers’ Day grew out of the 19th-century movement for labor rights and an eight-hour work day in the US. This is a slow flow class designed to warm your muscles and link movement to breath.  Feel renewed for the weekend ahead.  Notify instructor of health issues.  Bring a mat and water bottle.


Friday, May 1st

4-5 pm

Cost $10

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