A Holistic Wellness & Education Center

Mindful Ways

Evoking the Empowerment of the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Community Classes

The foundation of all the community classes are based in the principles of Mindfulness.  For the community classes, a class pass is needed to participate.  Please see the side bar for information.


Hatha Yoga 

Days: Tuesday & Thursday   

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Day: Monday & Wednesday  

Time: 7:30-8:30 am


Hatha Yoga stems from a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body, and uses yogic postures, or yogasanas, and breath work, to enable the system to sustain higher dimensions of energy. By practicing this profound science, one can change and enhance the way they think, feel, and experience life. Hatha Yoga is about creating a body that is not a hurdle in your life. The body becomes a stepping stone in the progress towards blossoming into your ultimate possibility.

 

Community Mindful Meditation

Days: Friday

Time: 8:00-9:00 am

Ages: Adults


Mindfulness meditation, the practice of paying more attention to the present moment, helps lower stress hormones and science how it decreases inflammation in the body.


The training has been growing in popularity in recent years, with many practitioners recommending mindfulness as a way to reduce stress and anxiety.  Studies have shown that mindfulness can decrease self-reported stress levels and make people feel calmer, but until now it was unknown if it was having a biological impact on the body.  


Now scientists in the US have shown that an eight week course of mindfulness, involving daily classes, can help lower inflammatory molecules and stress hormones by around 15 per cent. The therapy was shown to work better than a non-meditation stress management course.


Family Mindful Meditation, Movement and Nutrition 

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Ages: All ages (kids join free)


Mindfulness and meditation have been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, increase empathy, and promote happiness and well-being in people of all ages and populations. This class is a wonderful safe place to release stress, learn many tools to enjoy family time, learn about local ecology and healthy cooking.


We start the class with a topic about living int he Silicon Valley and the stress it brings into the family. Then everyone learns how to work through the feelings in their body through mindfulness techniques and mindful movements. 

The second part of the class is about nutrition and the effects of stress on the body. We finish the class with exploring the garden to make a wonderful dish for everyone to share.

Mindful Prenatal Yoga

Days: Monday (Includes Making Lunch from the garden)

Time: 12:00-1:30

Day: Tuesday

Times: 9:15-10:15 pm  

Day: Wednesday 

                                                                                 Time: 6:45-7:45

                                                                                   Ages: Pregnancy


Mindful Prenatal Yoga is different than many traditional yoga practices in that there is less of a focus on the exact posture achieved and more focus on body/mind awareness. Slowing the pace to be aware of physical limits and pause long enough to experience them shifts our perception of experience in the body/mind connection. Mindful Yoga allows looking deeply into each moment with movement with full acceptance and without forcing ourselves to be different from how we are, with our mind/body in the moment.  This practice allow for the mom, body, and baby to prepare for birth through self-exploration building confidence.


Our mindful and lunch class as the nutritional component, picking ingredients from the garden. We build community, cook, and eat family style lunch.

 

Somatic Dance for Birth

Day: Monday

Time: 6:45-7:45 pm

Ages: Pregnancy





Pregnancy, labor and birth are physical body experiences, and yet so much of women’s preparation fro birth takes place in their heads! In contrast, when we use movement and dance as a mode of preparation for birth we open a gateway for connecting to our body wisdom, for remembering our natural instinctive creativity, and for giving ourselves breathing space in which we can connect to the life-force energy which is literally growing within.

 

Pelvic Floor Health

 Pregnancy, Postpartum, & Women Wellness

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:00-9:00 am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:30-12:30


Current understanding of the pelvis, sexuality, misconceptions and modern medical care • Anatomy of the pelvis, hips and gluteus muscles and their roles in pelvic health • How posture affects the pelvic floor • Identifying hypertonic vs. hypotonic muscles and the difference between a strong muscle and a tense muscle • The role of breath and emotion in the pelvic floor • learn breath and asana to tone in the pelvis or release to much tone • Yoga for the pelvic floor during all stages of pre and post natal • Yoga for Menopause .