Yoga Offerings

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Current Offerings:

  • Gentle Yoga, Tuesday 5:45 to 6:45 @ Borealis Yoga
  • Yoga & Meditation, Tuesday 7:00 to 8:45 @ Kurukulla Center (by donation)
  • Vinyasa Flow II, Saturday 12:30 @ Healthworks Fitness
  • Regis College, Beginning & Intermediate Yoga credit course, Thursdays during Spring & Fall semesters
  • Private sessions by appointment

Workshops:

  • Yin Yoga and Meditation at Borealis Community Yoga, Sunday February 5, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm.   Surrender to the quiet of a nourishing yin yoga practice. In this session you will be guided into floor postures that you hold for a longer time thus creating a deep, slow stretch and lively sensations. The practice is to stay aware and present, watch your experience change and do less as a way of letting go of holding patterns. This is the space from where you cultivate qualities such as strength, tolerance, patience, insight and peace. Rejuvenating energy naturally results. Pranayama, deep rest and meditation complete the practice. You will leave feeling refreshed, brighter, a little taller and with a softer heart. All levels and bodies welcome.

    $35 – Borealis members 20% off. Register here.

  • Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation at Kurukulla Center, Sunday March 27, 2016, 2:30-5pm.  * An afternoon of quiet and grounding yoga and meditation in the shrine room. The session will include long-held yin postures which are explored staying close to the ground. This will lead into seated meditation practice, sharpening our attention towards a clear and precise awareness of the mind and body. All welcome. No prior experience in yoga or meditation necessary. Suggested Donation: $40. All proceeds go towards supporting Kurukulla Center.
  • Chakras: Balancing Your Body’s Energy Centers at Borealis Yoga, Sunday April 3, 2016, 12:30-2:30pm $35 *  In this workshop, we will demystify the chakras, help you realize you already know more about them than you think, and give simple tools for bringing more balance into them. The afternoon will include discussion, asana (postures), relaxation and pranayama (breath work).
  • Awaken, Energize & Balance: A day-long Yoga and Meditation Retreat, Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Historic Bemis Hall in Lincoln, $80   * Join Wendy as she offers a day-long yoga and meditation retreat in beautiful Lincoln at the historic and fabulous Bemis Hall. It’s the time of year we can breathe in the sweet, warm air of the woods and let our eyes feast on the budding green all around. We’ll reconnect to the grass, the moist soil of the earth to awaken, ground and recommit to our sense of place and purpose. Morning and afternoon yoga sessions will include asana, pranayama and meditation. Morning will be a stronger flow; afternoon more quiet and grounded yin practice. A lovingly prepared home-cooked vegetarian lunch will be served.$80. Preregister necessary
    Email wendy@lamayeshe.com
    Send check to PO Box 636, Lincoln MA, 01773

How I teach:

I believe that yoga is an exploration of movement and intention, a practice that is available to everyone regardless of who you are, where you are in your life, and what kind of body you have. I’ll guide you through poses and sequences while mindfully exploring breath, transitions and discovering fresh pathways. I’ll encourage your gentleness, curiosity, strength, honesty and playfulness. You’ll feel it in your bones and your heart. By practicing yoga at a slower pace, there is more opportunity to build strength and increase your awareness, listening for what benefits your body and mind most. And most of all, I’ll guide you with a compassionate attitude, encouraging the brave attitude of the bodhisattva, the wish to awaken for the benefit of all.

With nearly 30 years of yoga and meditation practice, numerous trips to India and travels around the world I bring a wealth of yoga and life wisdom to my teaching.

Styles and themes:

  • Strong Slow Flow Vinyasa
  • Core Strength Moderate Flow
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Yoga for Beginners
  • Yin Yoga
  • Therapeutic considerations
  • Embodied anatomy
  • Fascia and tensegrity wholeness
  • Introduction to chakras
  • Compassionate empowerment
  • Chanting
  • Buddhist philosophy
  • Buddhist meditation

Gratitude to my yoga teachers and primary influences (chronological order):

  • Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
  • Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Sharat Arora (India, 1987, my first yoga teacher)
  • Teachers at the Rathdowne Yoga Room, North Carlton, Melbourne,
  • Sharon Cardamone (Pattibhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga)
  • Richard Freeman (Pattibhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga)
  • Maty Ezraty (200-hr teacher training, 2001)
  • Lisa Walford (200-hr teacher training, 2001)
  • Patricia Walden
  • Erich Schiffman
  • Shiva Rea
  • Gary Kraftsow (Viniyoga)
  • Georg Feurstein (Yoga & Buddhist philosphy)
  • Tom Myers (Anatomy Trains and fascial matrix)
  • Sonia Nelson (Vedic chanting)
  • Liz Own
  • Sarah Powers (Yin & Yang yoga)
  • Paul Grilley (Yin Yoga, bones and fascia)
  • T.K.V. Desikachar (lineage holder and son of Krishnamacharya)
  • Tias Little
  • Elena Brower
  • Judith Lasater
  • Tommy Thompson, Debi Adams, Bob Lada & Jamee Culbertson (Alexander Technique)
  • Leslie Kaminoff
  • Amy Matthews
  • Brooke Thomas & Liberated Body podcast
  • Kate O’Donnell and Hilary Garivaltis (Ayurveda)
  • Palms together and a bow to every student I have ever had the privilege to teach
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