SPECIAL EVENTS 

Lucia N°3 Hypnogogic Light:

What it is:
The Lucia N°3 Light uses a wide spectrum solid light and multiple white LED lights flickering at varying intensities and frequencies that travel through closed eyelids, down the optic nerve into into the brain.

What it does:
The light induces a state of deep relaxation and allows the mind to enter a meditative state. It creates a unique visual experience of colors, geometric shapes and movement reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. It triggers brain wave patterns similar to those of long-time meditators and allows you to enter deeper states of consciousness.

The Experience:
The client rests in a chair or lying on a table or floor with closed eyes. The light patterns begin slowly then increase in intensity. Music is played to help keep the mind still. A short 2-5 minute demo program is offered to allow the client to adjust to the experience. Then, a longer 20-50 minute program is selected for the client. Many clients report feeling rested and centered after the session.

Cacao has been revered as a sacred plant with healing properties for thousands of years in Central and South America. Yes, it is the basis of chocolate but nearly all the health benefits are removed during processing to Hershey-fy it. Ceremonial Cacao is minimally processed and retains all the properties that make ingesting it a heart opening and inner-connecting experience. Cacao ceremony is commonly consumed in conjunction with meditation, yoga, ecstatic dance, and energy healing. Cacao’s psychoactive compounds stimulate the vascular system and trigger the love and bliss molecules in the brain to produce a feeling of openness and enhanced connection to self and others.

Come explore guided static and dynamic poses on our new aerial lyra hoops! 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Refresher Class
to Support the Skills and Practices of MBSR teachings.

A class every 4-6 weeks at In Balance Yoga CRC Studio

Tuesday June 25. 6:15pm – 8 pm
Tuesday August 6. 6:15pm – 8 pm

Each class will include a sitting meditation and a somatic (body) practice that supports sitting meditation. Somatic practices will include: yoga, qi gong, self acupressure or other somatically oriented resilience practices. We will also build in time for Q&A relative to maintaining a regular meditation practice and/or how these practices/skills relate to stress management and engagement in life whole heartedly and in the present moment..

Pre-requisite: Participation in any 8-week MBSR program or similar program oriented toward developing a regular meditation practice. Please contact Bridget if you have not participated in an MBSR program and would like to come to the class.

Advance Registration required:
Cost of each class is $25

This powerful blend of stress-relieving techniques will leave you feeling relaxed and restored. Through the breath, you have the capacity to awaken and energize your body/mind, as well as to calm the nervous system releasing any anxiety or tension. After the breathwork, you will transition comfortably into a meditative state, the deepest form of guided meditation, blissful Yoga Nidra.

*Bring your mat, a pillow, water, and dress comfortably.

Open your heart with Sacred Cacao,
Set divine intention,
Move your body,
Open your healing channels,
Free stuck emotions,
Release old trauma,
Find your Inner Self,
Heal your Outer Self.

Cacao has been revered as a sacred plant with healing properties for thousands of years in Central and South America. Yes, it is the basis of chocolate but nearly all the health benefits are removed during processing to Hershey-fy it. Ceremonial Cacao is minimally processed and retains all the properties that make ingesting it a heart opening and inner-connecting experience. Cacao ceremony is commonly consumed in conjunction with meditation, yoga, ecstatic dance, and energy healing. Cacao’s psychoactive compounds stimulate the vascular system and trigger the love and bliss molecules in the brain to produce a feeling of openness and enhanced connection to self and others.

Class will offer age appropriate yoga, balance, strength , flexibility, agility and a closing meditation. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Yoga mat is optional.

Yoga for Peri & Menopause: Balance & Strength Series
Live Zoom + On-Demand, unlimited lifetime access experience.
August 3, 10, 17, 24 from 11am-12pm MT + on-demand, unlimited lifetime viewing.
1. Yoga for Pelvic Health Anatomy and Movement
1. Interception and joy
2. Balance Mood, Memory, and Hormones
1. Practices for mood fluctuations, improving memory, and hot flashes
3. Connect, Calm & Inspired
1. Centering home to yourself and your body feeling calm, creative, and courageous.
4. Yoga for Peri & Menopause: Strength & Balance
1. 60 minute yoga with postures on the floor and standing
2. Prop variations offered in video description
3. No yoga experience required

This 3 day course provides participants with the knowledge and skill required to provide a 90 minute Thai Massage. Participants will gain insight into the history of the art form, technique, self care, and business practices. It also provides participants with a sequence that integrates all the essential techniques that make Thai Massage a unique art form. This adaptable sequence will provide the ability to create specific individual experiences whether you will use these skills to incorporate into yoga teachings, to provide one-on-one treatments and more.
In order to complete the certification, participants must take part in a practicum that requires them to provide 5 free massages to people in their community. After each session, participants journal about their experience, challenges, and observations and submit this journal to Francisco for review and guidance. During the practicum, participants have direct contact with Francisco in order to continue to progress from one session to the next.

Once the practicum has concluded, participants receive their certificate and can then move on into their practice as Thai Bodyworkers in their community.

Benefits of Restorative Yoga include:

General physical and mental relaxation and rejuvenation
Movement and release of lactic acid and lymphatic fluid in the body, increasing immune function
Lower blood pressure & cortisol levels
Increased body-mind-spirit connection through mindfulness meditation
Activation of the relaxation response through the parasympathetic nervous system
Gentle flush of the internal organs through deeper breath work (Pranayama)

The Kunga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training certification is for students and teachers of all levels seeking to reduce tension and stress, and learn the art and skill of preparing sequences and teaching restorative yoga for all populations. This training includes therapeutic applications for pregnant women, students with cancer and practices for those simply seeking more relaxation and reduction of anxiety.

5Elements Flow Yoga is a model of five creative, dynamic vinyasa flow practices within the Kunga Yoga School developed by Kristin Cooper-Gulak and inspired by the teachings of Ayurveda. 5Elements Flow is based on the “panchamahabhutus”; or the five great elements of nature, and is for students of all levels. This practice teaches a deeper understanding of the elements through unique namaskars and posture sequencing, and offers the practitioner a toolbox of five flow practices which correlate with changing seasons and life cycles. This palette of creative practices-from deeply grounding to highly energizing-creates a foundation for sustaining a lifelong yoga practice.

The 5Elements Flow model includes the following classes:

5Elements Earth Flow
5Elements Water Flow
5Elements Air Flow
5Elements Fire Flow
5Elements Space Flow

All 5Elements Flow practices are set sequence classes, meaning that the same sequence of namaskars and asanas are taught every time in every class.

5Elements Flow Yoga Teacher Training Certification is for aspiring and experienced teachers wishing to deepen their knowledge of vinyasa “flow” practices, and the ayurvedic effects of asana. Ayurveda is known as the sister science of yoga, and teachers with this understanding of the ayurvedic effect of asana can more fully support their students and private clients with a plethora of tools and options applicable to the individual’s needs. Participants will also learn the secrets of vinyasa sequencing of families of asanas and peak poses, as well as practical teaching tools. Vinyasa or “Flow” practices are the most popular style of yoga practiced across the U.S., and the tools gained in this certification can be applied in multiple settings. Upon completion of this training, you will be certified to teach all five of the 5Elements Flow Yoga practices. All participants receive a complete manual with photo glossary.