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Crysterra Wellness Yoga

Yoga can be traced back to northern India over 5,000 years ago.  The Sanskrit word “yui” was first mentioned in the ancient Rig Veda texts and translates to “union” or “join”.  The practice of yoga involves physical movement (Asana), breathing techniques (Pranayama), meditation (Dhyāna) and deep rest (Savasana), to promote mental and physical well-being.

 

Yoga is essentially a discipline which focuses on bringing harmony between body, breath, mind, heart and spirit for a holistic life. It is a science of healthy, peaceful and harmonious living with self and others

 

A regular yoga practice can promote endurance, strength, flexibility, calmness, a reduction in stress and anxiety, improved sleep and overall improved well-being.

 

Crysterra Wellness Yoga offerings are inspired by these ancient philosophies and have been designed with a modern approach to assist in the pursuit of optimal wellness in our everyday and often hectic lives.

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Class Descriptions:

Gentle Restorative Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Relief (Beginner/Level 1)

Relax and Restore with this gentle, stress relieving yoga practice. Create harmony and balance of body and mind through physical postures, breathing techniques and an extended guided relaxation at the end of class. Suitable for most fitness and experience levels. Modifications are offered for both dialing back and going deeper into your practice. This class is a perfect introduction to yoga.

Restorative Yoga w/Meditation (Beginner/Level 1) 

Relax and Restore with this calming yoga practice paired with the stress and anxiety relieving benefits of meditation. In this gentle class, we will enjoy the many benefits associated with a regular meditation practice. Each week we will explore a different meditation technique (guided visualization, candle gazing, singing bowls etc.). Suitable for all fitness and experience levels. A perfect introduction to yoga and meditation.

Restorative Yoga w/Reflexology (Beginner/Level 1) 

Reset and Restore with this gentle, calming yoga practice paired with the healing and regenerative benefits of reflexology. Reflexology is the stimulation of specific pressure points “reflexes” on the hands and feet that relate to the organs, glands and systems of the body. This deeply nurturing and relaxing class teaches a different reflex location each week for self-application, as well as an extended relaxation with a mini-reflexology session from the instructor at the end of each class to get you completely and totally relaxed. Suitable for all fitness and experience levels. A perfect introduction to yoga and reflexology. 

Hatha-Flow Yoga for Wellness (Beginner/Level 1– Intermediate/Level 2)

Improve physical and mental balance, flexibility and strength with this gentle yoga practice.  Create harmony and balance of body and mind through physical postures, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. This class is suitable for all fitness and experience levels. Modifications are offered for both dialing back and going deeper into your practice.

Summer 2024

Slow-Flow Hatha Yoga (Intermediate/Level 2)

Build strength and stamina as well as mind/body balance with this moderately challenging Vinyasa/Hatha style Yoga practice. Vinyasa translates to “flow” through the connection of breath with movement and Hatha translates to “sun & moon” representing balance and unification in Sanskrit. This class has been designed to be like a bridge between Hatha and Vinyasa moving at a slow, fluid pace. Most suitable for those with a moderate fitness level, some experience with yoga is helpful although not necessary. Modifications offered for both dialing back and going deeper into your practice. 

Rise & Shine Slow-Flow Vinyasa (Intermediate/Level 2)

Move slowly and deliberately through a series of fluid postures flowing through sequences of sun salutations, standing and seated postures in this energizing class. Emphasis is placed on linking the breath with movement increasing strength and flexibility, while focusing on relaxation and mindfulness. This class is suitable for most fitness and experience levels. Modifications are offered for both dialing back and going deeper into your practice.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) is a deep relaxation practice that has been shown to reduce stress, tension and anxiety as well as calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression and high blood pressure by balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems as well as the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Yoga Nidra promotes the production of low beta, increases and balances alpha and theta, and produces delta brainwaves. 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is said to be equivalent to 4 hours of restorative sleep! This class is suitable for all fitness and experience levels.

Yoga Nidra Meditation w/Singing Bowls

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) is a deep relaxation practice that has been shown to reduce stress, tension and anxiety as well as calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression and high blood pressure by balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems as well as the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Yoga Nidra promotes the production of low beta, increases and balances alpha and theta, and produces delta brainwaves. 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is said to be equivalent to 4 hours of restorative sleep! The playing of singing bowls at the end of this practice have been added to enhance these benefits even further and take you even deeper into your practice. This class is suitable for all fitness and experience levels. 

Pretzel Kids! Imagination Cultivation Yoga

Improve self-awareness, balance, focus and coordination in this Fun Yoga class! Children will learn through age-appropriate yoga poses, stories, songs and games. Together, we will explore healthy coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety while building self-esteem in a non-competitive environment. This class also sets the foundations for cultivating self-acceptance and the importance of showing kindness to others. 

Summer 2024

Unplug! Mindful Yoga w/Meditation for Teens

Unplug and unwind while improving self-acceptance, balance, focus and coordination in this yoga class designed especially for teens.  We will practice healthy coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety through centering and meditation (guided visualization, mudras, singing bowls, chakra crystals etc.) while building self-esteem and body positivity in this all-inclusive, non-competitive environment. This class is suitable for all fitness and experience levels. 

Summer 2024

Class Locations:

Dexter Community Education:

7480 Dan Hoey Rd. Dexter, MI 48130

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Verapose Yoga & Meditation House:

3173 Baker Rd. Dexter, MI 48130

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Dexter District Library: 

3255 Alpine St. Dexter, MI 48130

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Crysterra Wellness Virtual Studio:

via Google Meet

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