News

It Has been a long time since we’ve seen you. 

This week we removed the back door winter curtain and enjoyed the sanctuary of the Living Yoga Center with an open view of visiting birds and the sound of wind chimes.

From home we transplanted Marigolds, Cannas, Tomatoes, Castor Beans and Lemon Balm to the studio pots and the back door garden. We also sowed Sunflower, Zinnia, Moon Flowers, Pumpkin, and Watermelon seeds.

We look forward to the day we again come together in the sanctuary of the Living Yoga Center and experience the community of asana, pranayamana, meditation and fellowship.

We think of you in our daily practice of living Yoga at home.
Virtual Hugs!

Sharon and Steve

While the Living Yoga Center is closed for group practices, it is our intention to continue sharing information and inspiration. Check our Facebook page for daily inspirational messages.

We all know that practicing Yoga (asana, pranayama & meditation) helps to calm anxiety and boost our immune systems. So here are some poses you may find beneficial to practice at home

  • Hero – Virasana (stimulates lymph nodes inside the calf)
  • Kapalabhati – Breath of Fire (not for pregnancy or HPB)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (not for pregnancy or HPB) (stimulates lymph nodes lining anterior lumbar)
  • Tree – Vrkshasana (with foot at very top of inner thigh) (stimulates lymph nodes along upper inner thigh)
  • Eagle – Garudasana (stimulates lymph nodes under armpits)
  • Bridge – Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (stimulates thymus gland)
  • Shoulderstand – Salambha Sarvangasana (stimulates lymph nodes under chin)
  • Viparita Karani – Legs up the Wall (stimulates thymus gland and calms nerves)

If you are unfamiliar with any of these poses, there are many great on-line resources that will explain/demonstrate them for you

Namaste!

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Dear Living Yoga Center Tribe,

We are sad to say we are temporarily closing the studio in light of the current public health concerns.

We are grateful for your presence and support.  May we see this time less as separation and seclusion, but more as an opportunity to practice discipline for the health, harmony and well-being of all humans sharing this earth.

Memberships and class cards will be frozen until it is safe for us to reopen the sanctuary.

We truly look forward to sharing physical space with you again.

Be well.  Be positive.  Be calm.

Shanti,

Sharon and Steve

 

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Intro To Yoga Series With Steve & Sharon Tuesdays April 7-May 12 7:15-8:30 pm–Postponed–

This six-week series will introduce the beginner to Hatha yoga fundamentals and serve as a springboard to begin a regular yoga practice. You will learn basic poses (asana), alignment, breath awareness (pranayama), relaxation techniques, (meditation) common yoga etiquette, some yoga history and Sanskrit.

$55.00 for the six-week series Space Is Limited. Advance Registration Is Requested.

To register and pay by credit card, visit heartsopening116.eventbrite.com

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Kirtan w/Band of Bhavanii 7:30-8:30 pm (Last Friday of most months)
Kirtan is call-and-response chanting (singing) practiced as part of India’s bhakti yoga devotional tradition. For those who find meditation challenging, kirtan is a form of mantra meditation set to music. Singing the mantra can be a way to lull our minds into quiet and deeper experiences of ourselves. Lyric sheets will be provided and no previous musical experience is necessary. A donation-based gathering, just bring yourself and an open mind.

Our Schedule and Teachers are subject to change.  

Please visit our Class Schedule for the most current class times, teachers and class descriptions.

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Donation Based Practices at The Living Yoga Center

Yoga Gives Sundays 4:00-5:00 pm  (currently on hiatus)

On most Sundays from 4-5:00 pm, we offer Yoga Gives, a yoga practice designed to rejuvenate the spirit, invigorate the mind, strengthen the body, and open the heart.  These are donation based classes which means there is no class fee although a minimum donation of $5.00 is suggested.  Every month a local not-for-profit organization will be the recipient of the collected donations.

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mobile YOGA
mobile YOGA is an outreach program offering yoga to Champaign County businesses and organizations with the goal of bringing our nurturing sanctuary to their work or meeting place.  Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about mobile YOGA.

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Private Yoga Sessions
Private yoga is a wonderful way to have your practice personalized to your needs. Our teachers are matched to you so that you can get the most out of your sessions.
Please contact us for more information or to book a private session with one of our teachers.


CLASS CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER: Information on class cancellations due to inclement weather will be on the LYC phone line – 217.351.8359 – or on Facebook

LYC is on Facebook! Click here to become a member so you can get the latest on what’s going on at the Center (you must have a Facebook account).