Friend, welcome to The ‘new’ Yoga Sanctuary…what I’m lovingly calling, Lotus Rising.
Only through the mud does the lotus flower rise up, untouched by the muck, to bloom.
As we enter this post-pandemic world together, I begin back by offering yoga classes as series (paid quarterly) only.
I’ve witnessed that more now than ever, accountability and intention are our most valuable tools.
Committing to practice allows you integrity in your own desire and willingness to show up, it also allows me, the teacher and owner of a business, to figure out how to make this sanctuary work.
This is a sanctuary for restorative practices. As such, I share with you my values:
With deep appreciation and gratitude,
What class is right for you? Here are some guidelines of terminology I use at my sanctuary:
Gentle and Accessible Yoga classes are ideal for those who have impaired joint mobility (bad knees, hips, shoulders) and need classes that are more accessible and gentle on those joints.
Active classes are going to involve more standing and strengthening poses and feel more like a "work-out" depending on your physical condition.
Restorative classes are passive classes that are done on the floor using a bunch of yoga bolsters and blankets. They support deep relaxation and often involves breathing and meditations practices.
Beginner classes mean there will be more instruction giving, teaching elements of poses and often including personal instruction. Beginner classes can be gentle and accessible or not.
Yin Yoga is done on the floor and is a deep stretch. Modifications are offered for people with joint mobility issues. It is often practiced alongside Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra in my classes. I consider this advance yoga classes (not beginner, although beginners are welcomed).
Yoga Nidra is an advanced form of guided meditation and relaxation and journey into the heart of your heart, your innermost sanctuary. This is an advanced practiced as well as the way I teach it.
Asana Clinics are workshops where I go into a set of poses and help a student learn modifications and variations and possibly deepen their asana knowledge. Asana means "pose."
Retreats and workshops are where we dive in deeper together through movement, meditation, lecture, inquiry and more.
My Tuesday 3:30pm class is Active, Gentle and Beginner-Friendly.
Tuesday 6pm class is Yin/Restorative and Yoga Nidra and considered an advanced class but I will take mature beginners.
Saturday 10am online is generally Restorative and beginner-friendly.
I hope to add a Beginner's Yoga Course again this summer (June-August on Saturday mornings), mixed with Asana Clinics.
The Wellness Protocols
As we emerge from the Covid pandemic, and we become used to the reality that the virus is endemic, the following guidelines and suggestions for collective beneficial community care, both from a physical and mental/emotional standpoint.
I ask that each of us have full autonomy for our own safety. If at any time you feel you should wear a mask, wear it. I will have some disposable masks available.
At certain times of the year when many people could be displaying symptoms of allergies. Be aware of both your own allergy responses and be compassionate to those who are dealing with allergies. Again, if at any time you feel unsafe around those displaying allergy symptoms, please wear a mask or excuse yourself from class.
To limit the risk of infection, I ask that those who attend carefully and honestly assess their health prior to heading to class and ask that anyone who is even mildly symptomatic (including sore throat, cough, sinus/nasal congestion, loss of smell, fever, or unexplained body ache or fatigue) stay home.
While I appreciate the hardship of missing a class that you may have made significant sacrifices to be able to attend, the wellbeing and care for all those attending is of utmost importance.
Together, let’s do our best to make this a safe, enjoyable, and supportive environment.
Due to the nature of this ever-changing situation, there may be a need for a shift in this protocol. I reserve the right to modify these suggestions at any time.
Updated March 29, 2023
947 Main Street in the village of Barboursville.
From Farmdale Road going into the village, go through the two traffic lights and take the first left after the police department (Stowasser Avenue).
Then take the immediate right, onto a paved driveway that curves all the way around to the back door entrance and parking lot. The red door says "St. Andrews Commons."
NOTE: There are no signs for the Yoga Sanctuary.