Energy Medicine Yoga is an integrative yoga practice accessible to students of all levels. The practice includes asana poses, breathwork, meditation and Energy Medicine techniques such as acupressure holds, Neurolymphatic Reflex self-massage (a unique and powerful way of working with and clearing your lymphatic system), and energy channel clearings. EM Yoga will help unlock the language of your body to amplify your healing power – mind, body, and spirit. The result is a deep love, appreciation and acceptance of yourself just as you are now, as you continue on a path toward your best self. It is yoga . . . electrified!
We offer a variety of amazing classes taught by caring, passionate teachers. Classes are listed in alphabetical order. Please scroll down and take a look at them all. All our classes are suitable for beginners. Vinyasa Flow would be the most physically challenging of all the classes. Find which class speaks to you.
A yoga class for those newer to Vinyasa FLOW wanting to experience a basic flow style class. This class will introduce students to the foundational yoga poses of sun salutations and more, while awakening your strength and energy. Learn how to synchronize breath and movement as you work on balance and flexibility with this energizing flow. All the poses will be explored more in-depth from the ground up giving you knowledge and confidence as you start your yoga journey at MY Yoga Studio. Although this class moves at a slower pace than other traditional vinyasa classes, expect to be challenged both mentally and physically.
Take a Journey, letting your body lead the way, freeing your mind and welcoming your soul.
The Journey happens through the wave of music: exploring emptiness and fullness the space between the notes and between your thoughts. Reclaim your soul as your body finds its own movement and your mind lets go of its usual dance.
** Every Body Welcome **
No experience necessary
Expect a Space ..........
where all are welcomed
where we dance/move barefoot
where there is no right or wrong moves
where we respect and honor one another
with an opening and closing circle
where movement is our language, words are silent within us
to dance/move in a sacred space, prayers, blessings, ponderings, love
filled with an eclectic mix of music
that is alcohol, drug and scent free space
that is filled with beauty, that you are part of
where you can just be
A dance that allows you to play, explore, lose yourself, find yourself and just be. Dance to awaken our minds, and connect to our bodies. To find, embrace and be with our strength and power. To surrender and allow our body, mind and spirit to speak through movement. To create and feel healing energy with community.
“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word” -Mata Hari
This class will typically be taught by Lynda. Lynda has training and experience working with individuals that suffer with chronic pain such as neuropathy and arthritis. Not in pain ? This class is still a great complement to our fast paced lives. The gentle movements with focus on the breath are perfect for everyone.
*All levels and abilities are encouraged.
Kundalini Yoga aims to open and balance the energy centers and energy channels in the body also known as chakras and meridians. Kundalini comes from the Sanskrit word Kundal, which means coil or spiral, symbolizing the uncoiling of our creative nature. In the practice the spirit is uplifted and stuck energies liberated through the flow of natural movement linked with breath. This practice provides strength and stamina not just physically but also mentally and emotionally.
*All levels and abilities are encouraged. At times this class may be more dynamic but your teacher can help guide you to use gentle modifications if you communicate your needs
BYOB- bring your own baby to join you on your mat. Yoga means Union. This class unites Mother and Child. Parents are invited to join in and play along with fun playful movements and imagination that support the total health and well being of both mother and child. This time is the perfect outlet to be completely present with your child.
*For guardians/caretakers and children 5 and under
This class promises to be an experience in imagination and mindful movement that will be truly beneficial to your child's total wellbeing, growth and development.
Every 2nd Sunday of the month is for the kids with Mommy & Me and then Kids Yoga 11:30-12:30 ages 7-11.
This class is just $ 5.00 priced affordably for the community to experience the magic of Yoga. Typically taught by Crystal Crisp like a MY Movement Yoga Class unless another teacher is subbing in which case the schedule will be noted.
*All levels and abilities are encouraged.
Mindful Movement Class perfect for all levels of fitness and ability.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT !! Discover a new found sense of bliss as you explore unexpected ways to move your body, use your breath and experience your own energy to create a peaceful state of mind. This class is centered around healing movements and yoga traditions in which our energy is at the core. Our energy system is the underpinning of all other systems in the body. When we positively affect our energy systems comprised in part of chakras ( energy centers along the spine) and meridians (energy channels all through the body) it brings balance and vitality to the whole body on a physical, mental and emotional level.
This is a 75 minute class offering which cultivates a devotion to the subtleties of the mind and spirit while also supporting and strengthening the physical body. Breath focused, imaginative, playful movement and visualization meditations is what makes this practice so unique, transformative and accessible to everyone.
With regular practice greater body awareness is developed. This translates to an ability to tailor these natural movements to your bodies current needs whether that be gentle or more dynamic. The elements of this yoga practice are accessible to everyone. The extra time (75 minute class ) is for deeper relaxation to occur towards the end of class.
*All levels and abilities are encouraged
Do You Need an antidote to stress?
If so, this class offering of Gentle and Restorative Yoga leading into approximately a half hour Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) is the perfect practice for you. Your teacher will offer a combination of gentle yoga and/or restorative yoga poses. In Restorative Yoga the body is fully supported by blankets and blocks providing a gentle passive stretch and an ability to completely relax. Yoga Nidra comes from the Sanskrit words Yoga meaning Union and Nidra meaning Sleep. This Yogic Sleep is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental & emotional relaxation. Typically a Yoga Nidra practice incorporates a body scan and breath awareness meditation which in itself can be powerful tools to calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and better health. This practice offers an opportunity to work on releasing long-held emotions. Yoga Nidra can provide you an amazing sense of freedom without creating bodily stress. Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra are practices that anyone no matter what your current health condition, age, or fitness level can engage in and enjoy.
Workshop Saturday 9th of February @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Gentle Yoga + Powerful Qi Gong Pangu Yoga is a gentle and healing style of yoga created in 2011 by Anisha Desai Fraser and deeply respected world renowned Qi Gong Master Ou Wen Wei. It combines the benefits of Yoga and the energy cultivation aspects of Qi Gong (Pangu Shengong). During the class, you will experience foundational energy of Pangu Yoga through gentle flow sequences, guided imagery, Pranayama, Qi healing and deeply restful Savasanas. Leave feeling deeply calm, content and full of vitality
Morning Practice !! This class will help better prepare you for your day ahead helping you to approach the daily stresses of life in a whole new way. Daily intention setting as well as an attention on the releasing of negative thought patterns will be an intricate part of this yoga practice as you move through movements, asanas (postures) and techniques form various yoga influences and styles. You will step into your day feeling lighter, energized and refreshed.
*All levels and abilities welcomed and encouraged
For students already familiar with yoga looking to be challenged with a slow flow Vinyasa style class. This class will typically start off with sun salutations which is a great way to warm up the body and ramp up the intensity of the practice . Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. In this class you will be linking or flowing into postures which is why it’s call Vinyasa FLOW. The philosophy of Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things. We enter into a posture, are there for a while and then leave. This class will work on improving your strength and balance in a fun and challenging way.
Vinyasa Flow can induce a Flow State, a type of consciousness defined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as, “That place of being fully absorbed and highly focused,” on what we are doing. During “Flow” everything feels easy and connected, what yogis call “effortless effort.”
* For a more intermediate fitness level
The forgotten half of Yoga in the Western Hemisphere is Yin Yoga. This cooling practice counteracts our fast paced lives.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures (asanas) that are held for longer periods of time while focusing on slow stretching, breath and meditation. Yin Yoga is a great compliment to any other physical activity or sports as it keeps the body supple and the mind able to find stillness.
Yin targets deep connective tissue- tendons, ligaments. Parts of our physical body that really need to be loved. When we show love to our bodies we heal and create space for balance.”
*All levels and abilities are encouraged.
SOLD OUT-STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ONE 100 % of the money goes to a bunny rescue. YAY !!
Friday April 26th @ 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Let us come together for a great cause. Join us in the experience of a Family Style Yoga Class open to all ages young and old (ages 5-99+) with the company of fluffy hippity hoppity bunnies. Registration Cost is $ 16.00 per person and 100 % of this is being donated to House of Rabbits Society MD/DC/Northern VA Chapter (Bunny Rescue) Maria Reusing will lead the class through various yoga postures and techniques along with some fun interaction with the bunnies that will be joining us. As a life long caretaker of bunnies Maria will talk about the joys and responsibilities of owning a pet bunny and the importance of adoption from a bunny rescue. Rabbits are the third most popular pet, behind dogs and cats, and they are also the third most surrendered pet at shelters. Lets get to know ourselves better through a practice of yoga and the company of one of the most adorable animals there is !! * Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday July 20th @ 11:30 am -1:30 pm
Gentle Yoga + Powerful Qi Gong
Pangu Yoga is a gentle and healing style of yoga created in 2011 by Anisha Desai Fraser and deeply respected world renowned Qi Gong Master Ou Wen Wei. It combines the benefits of Yoga and the energy cultivation aspects of Qi Gong (Pangu Shengong). During the workshop you will receive the foundational energy of Pangu Yoga through gentle flow sequences, guided imagery, Pranayama, Qi healing and deeply restful Savasanas. Leave feeling deeply calm, content and full of vitality!
SATURDAY MAY 25th 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm
The kanda is described in yogic texts as the center nexus of our energy centers. When we access and move from this area we allow energy to flow effectively, move more efficiently, and reduce the risk of injury. Let's explore a spinal movements practice, how to enter poses actively to increase both strength and mobility with less painful 'stretching' sensations, and how to use other pumps in the body that are actually stronger than the heart to distribute loving energy through our bodies.
About Chris Sakowski:
I have been leading yoga teacher trainings and thai massage workshops around the world since 2013. Based out of India, I am passionate about combining tradition with modern science to give students the tools to understand their bodies and take ownership of their health. I believe that every person has an innate capacity to heal within themselves and to share loving energy with the world.
Check out the new featured artist at Mindful You Yoga Studio from now through September when you stop into to practice. If you like what you see the pieces are available to purchase or simply appreciate while your here.
Our featured artist for our 3rd Qtr. ( July- September) is Brandy Jones.
Here is what Brandy has to say about her inspiration and expression...
"The theme for my artwork is Spirituality. I wanted my artwork to express the transformation that one goes through in life that connects them with the divine. I believe that art helps us heal because in art you use your hands and the hands are an extension of the heart. I believe that through the hands we are able to express our deepest passion and pain, in which allows us to heal. My belief is art is a tool for healing; it can heal the artist as well as the admirer of the artwork. "
Brandy Jones was born in Maryland and grew up in different parts of Maryland throughout her life. Brandy has also lived in Delaware for a short period of time and in Hanover, Jamaica as a child for three years. Brandy currently is totally local, residing in Dundalk, MD and working as a Administrative Assistant for the State of Maryland. Brandy has her Associates degree in Psychology , obtained from CCBC. Brandy's journey into creativity and art began when she was in middle school and she recognized that her best friends were really great artist. These friends could look at a picture and draw it exactly the same. This is something Brandy admired greatly and yet didn’t think she had the capability to measure up to her friend's art skills. One day, despite her own skepticism at having any natural talent or inclination towards being artistic Brandy tried her hand at drawing anyway and come to find out she was actually good at it. Since then painting has become her medium of choice. Her current artwork can be viewed in person at Mindful You Yoga Studio through September. All the paintings are sold except the Abstract Rose Painting still for sale at a reasonable $ 100.00 for a unique one of a kind piece of art work by Brandy Jones local artist and spiritual minded on purpose woman.
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