I am very Happy to announce I am starting a new series of beginner yoga classes.
Please read the details below and join us to a free demonstration class on Tuesday, october 29th, at 7.00 PM at Unity Church.
Hope to see you there!
Yoga can be defined in modern terms as being the most encompassing system of self improvement. This system aims not just at obtaining a healthy and ideal body, or a strong and positive mind. Yoga teaches us how to control and elevate our emotions and reactions to life’s events. We gradually learn to amplify all that is good in us, and transform that which is limited or painful. The ultimate goal is to become aware of our unlimited potential and true divine identity.
The Benefits of the Spiritual Integrative Yoga I Teach
This course will help you achieve your highest potential in every area of life through simple and effective yoga techniques, meditation and an integrative approach to health.
Among the effects of this training I can mention:
• Radiant health and significant stress reduction
• Mental focus and serenity
• Vitality and happiness
• Creativity, will-power and self confidence
• Openness to love and increased charisma
The Spiritual Integrative Yoga class involves a synthesis of various spiritual traditions. Ancient yogic techniques are adjusted to fit the modern lifestyle.
Course Content and Structure
The teachings are gradual, each lesson building upon the previous ones. The courses introduce you to:
• Yogic physical poses used as methods for strengthening the body, controlling the mind and elevating emotions
• Relaxation and breathing techniques for increased energy
• Detox methods for deep healing and rejuvenation
• Exercises for increasing mental focus and strength, intelligence and memory
• Meditation techniques for increasing awareness of universal realities.
Extensive hand-outs are provided for each class; therefore you can also practice the techniques at home and thus obtain very quick results.
The course is structured on years of study, featuring the most extensive yoga curriculum on the planet nowadays. This curriculum has been put together by Movement of Spiritual Integration in Absolute, the parent yoga school in Romania. I personally am still a student of this school, as each class that my teacher Grieg creates brings more amazing information and opportunities for improvement. I see it as a life-time fascinating journey that fills my life with strength, clarity and wonder.
Sign up for the classes by just showing up at the class. There is no sign-up fee and you can join at: http://www.meetup.com/US-Yoga-Academy-Des-Moines/
Classes begin Tuesday, October 29th at 7.00 PM in the lower level of Unity Church [masked]st Street, Des Moines, IA).
Bring a yoga mat or a blanket an wear loose comfortable clothing.
Also, please like our US Yoga Academy page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usyogaacademy
• The first class on the October 29th will be a demonstration class and is offered at no cost.
• After the first class, the fee is $15/class or $50/month (paying in full at the beginning of the month— a 18% discount). You can join the class any time after October 29th.
What people are saying about Ofelia’s yoga:
“In my latest book, Transcending Trauma, I recommend Hatha yoga not only for people experiencing a lack of mobility, but I believe it can also help trauma victims re-inhabit their bodies, especially if they have been sexually abused. I wrote, "In my classes the instructor [Ofelia] uses a term that resonates well with me: interiorization. I understand it to mean mindfully looking inward and understanding the ways of our bodies and emotions."
For me, yoga has increased my flexibility and reduced discomfort after two knee replacements. Just as importantly, it calms my mind and quiets all the incessant chatter that is a part of my natural "monkey mind." I appreciate a yoga class that is not all about tight butts and fashionable outfits. The complimentary spiritual components work for me.”
Geral T. Blanchard, LPC author of “Ancient Ways” and “Transcending Trauma”
“I am a competitive distance runner & started yoga with Ofelia as a way to counteract the tension & stress put on my body that comes from racing every weekend. Other forms of yoga had not worked for me, but with Ofelia’s Hatha style in particular, I found exactly what I was looking for – static positions which are challenging‐enough to stretch & loosen my muscles, bones, tendons, & ligaments, but a practice that still provides the meditative relaxation I was seeking. In particular, Hatha’s emphasis on opening of the hips fits well with the area that typically causes runners the most problem; in nearly every position, I can feel relief in that area of my body. Like all high‐mileage runners, I struggle on occasion with pain in my IT band, foot arch discomfort, patella pain, & lower back stiffness; after 4 months with Ofelia, I can say that each one of these conditions has lessened. After the second consecutive day of her classes, I notice a remarkable difference, especially in the arches of my feet & my ankles. I actually healed a hip flexor & groin strain WITHOUT taking off time from racing which I attribute partially to yoga, & after this season’s first half‐marathon, I noticed a roughly 85% reduction in the stiffness & soreness that I typically feel after that distance. I highly recommend Ofelia’s yoga instruction an offset for runners who are seeking to heal, improve, & empower their bodies.”
Rachel Hoger, Johnston, Iowa