Movement and Meditation Classes
Improve Your Health
in mind and body.
Movement and Meditation classes are different at Airmid. These classes are integral to our holistic approach designed to support your total well-being and help you feel healthier, happier and more content in your personal life. They can provide you with an abundance of physical, mental and emotional health benefits.
Class participation has led to improved sleep and memory, increased flexibility, weight loss, lowered blood pressure, and building of lean muscle and bone strength. Many have experienced; reduction of stress, anxiety, depression, arthritis, back pain and menopause symptoms.
You’ll feel the healing and grounding atmosphere the moment you enter our healing and supportive environment. In this safe and non-judgmental environment, all ages, experience levels and abilities receive personal attention in our friendly, small and inviting classes. Our experienced and compassionate teachers will make you feel welcome and embraced.
Support and maintain your personal well-being with Airmid Wellness classes including; Gentle, Restorative and Chair Yoga, Fun and empowering Kids Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation and TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release exercises). Beginners are welcome. In all classes you are encouraged to listen to your body, move at your own pace and to modify movements to meet your own physical abilities.
Jump start your morning or when you may be feeling a bit stressed out from your hectic day. One of our healing yoga classes may be the answer you’ve been looking for. See individual class descriptions to learn how each of these classes can contribute to your well-being.
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Experience deep relaxation and enhanced physical and emotional well-being
Why try meditation? Stress negatively impacts our immune system and meditation has been shown to reduce stress, increase focus, and promote calmness. Studies show that meditating increases the brain’s alpha waves (associated with relaxation) and decreases anxiety and depression. Through its physiological effects, meditation has been found to effectively counter heart disease, chronic pain and other conditions.
In Airmid meditation classes, you will experience a variety of teachers and meditation techniques to help guide and activate your relaxation response. We begin with focused breath work to help clear away the mind’s chatter and relax our body. Guided visualization then helps bring us to a state of deep relaxation to enhance your body’s ability to heal itself.
Negative automatic thoughts will seem easier to let go of and promote greater enjoyment of the present moment. You will leave with an awareness of acceptance, self-love and gratitude; feeling peaceful, grounded and calm.
Tai Chi (Tie-Chee)
Reduce stress and anxiety and increase flexibility and balance
Tai Chi is safe and easy to follow for beginners and all ages and fitness levels. Offering a wide range of physical, mental and emotional benefits, this gentle form of exercise, especially suitable for older adults who otherwise may not exercise. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity, inner peace and tranquility through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing.
Improved muscle tone, co-ordination, balance and good posture, are benefits of Tai Chi. Research also suggests that Tai Chi reduces falls in the elderly. It is considered and ideal form of exercise for people with either rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, as well as offering a wide range of other physical and emotional benefits. Participants leave class with increased levels of relaxation, calmness and confidence.
Tai Chi is a recommended class within the Brain Health Protocol.
Tension Stress and Trauma Releasing Exercises
Reduce stress and anxiety and increase flexibility and balance
TRE® safely activates the body’s natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension and held stress and trauma, calming down the nervous system. In a safe and controlled environment, a guided series of simple exercises and stretches is used to activate the body’s muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism. This process encourages the body’s natural reflex mechanism to return back to a state of balance and harmony.
TRE ® is helpful for letting go of symptoms of PTSD and other stress related issues. Benefits include: reducing symptoms of PTSD & C-PTSD, less worry and anxiety, more energy, increased flexibility, improved relationships, better sleep, reduced muscle tension and back pain, greater emotional resiliency and accelerated healing of old injuries.
TRE® is a recommended class within the Brain Health Protocol.
Recharge and bring focus and energy to your mind and body
This slower-paced class is for beginners and all levels who want to recharge and start their day with more energy and focus. This practice helps to calm the nervous system and release deeply held tension as well as replenish low or depleted energy. We begin with centering and chanting which warms up the body; followed by a short, quiet meditation to steady the mind and focus our attention on being present. Next, we are guided into gentle poses and then several longer held postures supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest in a way not always possible in a fast-paced flow class.
Following the sequence in this manner helps to calm the nervous system and release deeply held tension as well as replenish low or depleted energy. We can begin to utilize the breath as a vehicle to meet and work through the discomfort with a curious, open, and non-judgmental mind. We finish-up with a reclined deep relaxation to integrate the many benefits of our practice; including release of muscle tension and stress and restored vitality. Class ends with a long restful and restorative Savasana.
With this practice you’ll experience a deep state of relaxation. You will feel energized, yet rested. Your body, mind and emotions are refreshed and energized with a sense of joy and well-being to help you meet and embrace life more fully and meet the challenges of the day.
Gentle on the body. Experience a therapeutic focus on mental and spiritual health
Gentle yoga can improve your mood, relax you and can help reduce stress or negative emotions. This class is especially suitable for beginners and others looking for a softer, slower practice that builds on a gentler sequence of poses. The approach is delicate, respectful and sensitive with special attention provided to each student.
We start by centering and mindfully exploring the breath which helps to balance and synchronize body and mind. We transition effortlessly to postures which help to bring balance, flexibility and a sense of well-being. Each slow movement is linked with breath, and postures are entered gradually; first moving in and out of each pose and then finding a holding position. This preparation and fluid entry into postures protects and nurtures the joints, muscles, and connective tissue.
The slow movements gently stretch your body: the muscles, the skin, even massaging organs and increasing blood flow into the areas needing it the most. This can improve the healing rate of your body, reduce swelling and inflammation and unclog any blockages. Gentle yoga is particularly good for balancing digestive difficulties because its slow, rhythmic movement which sooth and relax the nervous system. Done regularly, it can improve sleep patterns and has been known to reduce and even cure insomnia.
Class concludes with a period of deep relaxation; leaving us feeling relaxed, renewed and restored. This class is a great way to start your day with more energy or transition from a hectic day into a tranquil and restful evening.
Slow Flow Yoga
Therapeutic benefits include strength, flexibility, and mobility
Get in shape or stay in shape with this low-impact slow pace exercise. In this class you will experience a more active flow of basic yoga poses while guided with proper alignment. Beginners can easily start experiencing the amazing benefits of a yoga practice and intermediate students can grow their practice by learning new poses.
You’ll gradually warm up muscles, joints and connective tissue, stimulating fresh blood and oxygen into better circulation. Keeping the body in motion helps to build cardiovascular endurance and elevates the immune system. Slower Movements help to maintain strength and reinforce stamina along with other physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. Learn to link movement and breath which aids in better concentration and encourages the practice of mindfulness or staying in the moment. Guided imagery is often presented which can counteract anxiety and uncertainty and help overcome stress, anger, pain, depression and insomnia.
Class always includes modifications and support as needed as you continue to learn and explore new yoga poses. As in all classes, you are encouraged to listen to your body and move at your own pace. Props such as blocks, blankets or straps may be used as desired. If you ever find yourself in any position that feels too challenging you can always choose not to do a pose. At any time if you feel uncomfortable, you are welcome to rest or modify the poses to fit your own comfort and fitness level.
You can begin at a pace that is right for you, and use props for support as needed. You’ll love slow flow yoga for the youthful experience it brings. Class ends with a restorative asana. You will feel energized, rested and emotionally and physically balanced.
Kids Yoga for Ages 4-11
High Energy and Fun. Empowering and Educational
Children of this age love to role-play and pretend, so this yoga class lets them be who they are. This class is high energy and fast paced to keep them focused and moving.
Yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children. Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children as they learn balanced growth and new ways to strengthen the mind and body.
Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well; empowering the child to self-regulate emotions and achieve calm in an overstimulating world. Yoga improves behavioral issues for all children including those with learning disorders and has also been shown to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. Research also suggests that yoga can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by improving the core symptoms of ADHD, including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It can also boost school performance in children with ADHD.
Kids yoga helps children develop motor skills, ability to socialize and develop a greater self-reliance and empathy. Class ends with a period of calming relaxation.
Yoga is for everyone, even with limited mobility
Are you unable to sit on the ground or have trouble getting up? Chair yoga offers people of all ages and abilities all of the benefits of traditional yoga. This class will help to increase your strength, flexibility and energy and decrease stress. As in all classes, you are encouraged to listen to your body, move at your own pace; and only do what is comfortable to meet your own physical abilities.
We begin by tuning into our breath to calm and focus the mind. We warm up with gentle movements to loosen our shoulders, ankles, legs, feet and hands.
Then we slowly transition into a flow of seated yoga postures while synchronizing these movements to our breath. Each class concludes with a restorative Savasana; a brief period of conscious rest to integrate the benefits of our session.
There is no need to miss out on the benefits of yoga just because you may have restrictions. You’ll leave feeling energized, refreshed and balanced in body, mind and spirit.
Women’s Intuitive Empowerment Group with Alyssa
Packed with opportunities for powerful healing, self-discovery and growth!
Packed with opportunities for powerful healing, self-discovery and growth! Alyssa opens each session with a brief reading and meditation. After a few minutes of journaling, participants get into pairs and share any insights and emotions that came up for them during the mediation. This is followed by a group discussion. As time permits, sessions may include exercises to expand your intuitive connection such as art therapy, singing/chanting mantra, psychometry and introduction to other intuitive tools.