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Coming this Saturday–

Mandala Magic:  Healing from the Inside Out

with Maria Johnson     Sat, Feb 28         3-6 pm        $25

Like yoga, mandala making quickly quiets the mind & opens intuitive channels– promoting relaxation, focus, integration, creative flow and a sense of spiritual oneness. Associated with meditation and healing, this circular sacred form occurs everywhere in nature, and across cultures, continents, and time periods.  Explore the healing power & potential of mandala making. Briefly introducing the form and her personal experience with it, Maria will guide the group in several hands-on exercises.

No art experience needed. Art materials provided. Suggest you bring: journal, yoga mat & portable hard surface (laptop table) if you have them.  For more info, call/text 618-521-0605 or email

Maria Johnson, Ph.D. Musician, writer, mixed media artist, SIU professor & dedicated yogini, Maria has recently birthed a body of nearly 50 original mandalas.  She has shown her mixed-media work  at Alto Vineyards and Common Grounds. Maria is passionately pursuing the potential of the creative process to integrate body-mind-spirit & heal trauma.

Workshop with Lisa Lennox

Blooming with Energy     Saturday,  March  21,  2 – 4:30 pm

Introducing Eden Energy Medicine.  Donna Eden is a world renowned energy healer and teacher.    Learn her simple yet powerfully effective techniques to nurture and support your subtle energies for optimum health and well-being.    $25

Lisa Lennox, certified in Integrative yoga therapy,  is an artist and teacher who facilitates wholeness through somatic and creative arts therapies.  She has taught yoga and meditation at one | o | one yoga,  SIUC and JALC.

Meditation Workshop 

with Jo Kilmer       Saturday, March 7          1 – 4 pm          $20

 A yoga warm-up will prepare students for meditation.  We will explore seated and walking meditation in periods of increasing  duration.    Meditations will include sensory and breath focus, and loving-kindness / compassion practices. There will be time for questions / discussion. No experience necessary.
Jo Kilmer, B.S.,  Jo is a RYT500 hr., Certified Yoga Therapist (Level II), and a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant.   She has studied in the Theravadin Buddhist tradition for the past 11 years.  Her Buddhist teacher is Annie Nugent, from the Barre Institute and Forest Refuge Center.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

A four workshop series with Mercedes Gomez

$80 for the series | $25 each | Prepay to register

Ashtanga, taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is the comprehensive yoga system which underlies the popular Vinyasa (flow) yoga class.  Ashtanga is a traditional system of 65 set poses, taught in a safe, nurturing environment made accessible for practitioners of levels. 

Sun Salutations (I)    Sat, March 28, 1-3 pm

This first workshop introduces the fundamentals of Ashtanga. Tristhana– the three places of attention, are breath, gaze and postures.  We learn the opening Ashtanga chant and introduce the bandhas (energy locks). The Ashtanga system begins each series with sun salutations– A and B. Students learn the traditional Vinyasa form– one breath / one movement. 

Standing Poses (II)     Sat, April 11, 1-3 pm

The second workshop reviews the above fundamentals. Students practice the primary series– sun salutations A and B, and learn the standing poses of the series, taught in succession in a fun and engaging manner. Props will be used to enhance the learning experience and body alignment.  This workshop will equip students to create a home practice of sun salutations and standing poses.

Seated Poses (III)     Sat, April 18, 1-3 pm

The third class reviews the preceding material then proceeds through the seated poses of Ashtanga yoga– including forward folds, twists, abdominal strengthening and an introduction to back bending.  Students will now have experienced ¾ of the primary series and will understand how Vinyasa yoga is predicated upon the Ashtanga system.

Closing Poses/ Home Practice (IV)     Sat, May 2, 1-3 pm

In the final workshop we review and practice the entire primary series: sun salutations, standing, seated and backbending poses.  Explore principles of back bending / inversions as well as meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and bandhas (energy locks), ending with savasana (corpse pose/resting pose). Home practice suggestions are presented and discussed. 

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New Ongoing Class!!

Vinyasa II with Mercedes Gomez

Mondays, 5 – 6:30 pm, Begins Mar. 23

Vinyasa II assumes a working knowledge of basic yoga poses.  Emphasis will be on linking poses in sequence, practicing holds, variations, and breathing techniques that challenge the student to go deeper. Students are expected to work at their own pace and to know their needs and limits. Poses can be held longer or not.  Inversions, arm balances and more advanced backbends will be explored. Level II students should have a consistent practice and be in good health.

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