Focused movement of the body, or movement therapy, can have a positive effect on body, mind and spirit. Movement therapy~
- Increases flexibility
- Relieves stress
- Strengthens muscles
- Improves coordination
- Reduces tension
A wide variety of mind-body techniques exist and practitioners often combine ancient methods with the latest trends in exercise, including:
Yoga -Yoga postures will enhance muscle strength and flexibility and help you maintain energy and mental clarity for any challenge. Yoga will awaken your senses and help you feel centered and energized.
Tai Chi – Move your body gently with a centered, mindful focus. This continuous gentle series of flowing movement is a calming, relaxing, effective way to let go of stress. The Tai Chi movements, woven together, create a mindful, peaceful, renewed state of being. Great for improving balance.
Singing Bowls Relaxation/Meditation - The sound & vibration waves produced by these metal Tibetan bowls have a positive impact on the energy vibrations in the brain and the body, resulting in reduced stress, tension and anxiety. No charge for this class.
Mindfulness Support Group - A group designed to teach basic meditation and mindfulness techniques for reducing overall stress and anxiety. Open to all who wish to come. There is no obligation to come every week as you can techniques learned and apply them to your everyday routine. No charge for group.
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A gentle yet powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination to aid in relaxation and healing. Guided imagery
- Uses words and often music to take the listener on an inner journey for a particular purpose
- Eases stress and encourages relaxation by shifting one’s attention away from the external environment
- Consciously engages the imagination to enhance well-being and creativity, bringing the natural powers of the mind into health and healing
Consisting of a maze-like path that takes people on a symbolic journey, spiritual labyrinths create space to unwind and think — in particular about our relationships with ourselves, one another, our planet and God.
A labyrinth is a single continuous path that brings the body, mind and spirit together through a walking meditation. The path leads to the center of the labyrinth. Its design is based on sacred geometry that helps to promote peace and inner knowing. People walk the labyrinth slowly, as an aid to contemplative prayer and reflection, and as a spiritual exercise. Generally, walking a spiritual labyrinth consists of three parts:
- An “inward” journey — letting go of things which hinder our wholeness and inner approach to God
- Finding your center — a space of meditative prayer and peace
- An “outward” journey (or relationship) with ourselves, with others and with the planet — seen in the light of our relationship with God