Gentle Holy Yoga With Alli
This practice is accessible for all levels, centering around the basics of foundational (Hatha) yoga postures, and providing optional modifications for those wishing to take their practice a little deeper. We take a gentle approach––although “gentle” does not necessarily mean “easy”!––with the intention to nurture and strengthen our bodies and minds as we create space to connect with the Creator Who nurtures and strengthens our hearts and spirits.
Join us every Tuesday from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Register now to secure a spot!
Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra) With Yolanta
In this class, we will introduce what Yoga Nidra is. This is a form of meditation and transformation grounded in the wide and deep field of the yogic tradition.
Participants are guided through this kind of yoga in the five levels of being: physical body, energy body, mental body, and intuitive/spiritual body. Through this practice, you will have the opportunity to experience self-awareness and explore your true self. With this, you will be encouraged to find a place to recline while being guided.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the steps to follow:
- Set up your space. Create a space for yourself where you have some room to move, a good wi-fi signal, and minimal background noise. Orient your screen to the area you will use for your practice so that you can best see the instructor in a variety of potential poses.
- A mat is not required, but helpful. You may also want to gather a few props, such as a blanket or towel to sit on or cover yourself with; a yoga block/book/chair to bring the floor up to your hands in certain poses, or a long strap to improve stability or sensation in certain poses.
- Call in a few minutes early to get settled & situated. Click on the Zoom meeting link (from the registration confirmation email, Facebook, or calendar appointment). This will open the meeting in the Zoom app or your browser.
- When you arrive in the room, please ensure your microphone is muted. This helps reduce any initial audio feedback, & keeps the virtual meeting space from becoming an echo chamber as everyone is joining around the same time. You are welcome to unmute at any time (even in the middle of the practice!) to ask a question, request that something is repeated, and give feedback, etc.––we like to keep it casual.
- As a general rule, please keep your microphone muted unless you want to speak; then feel free to un-mute yourself. There will also be time at the end of the practice to chat with the instructor & other participants, ask questions, and give feedback.
Click on the microphone icon at the bottom of your Zoom window. When the icon is in gray, which means that you are unmuted. On the other hand, when the icon is in red with a slash through it, your microphone is on mute. Select whether to have your camera on or off. You can always opt-out of being seen by clicking the camera icon.
We recommend gathering the following items before calling in and keep them within reach during our practice in case you need to use them.
Yoga or exercise mat. If you don’t have one handy, it's often easier to simply practice with bare feet on the floor rather than trying to use a towel or blanket, which may move around too much beneath you.
Yoga block(s), chair, or another prop for support. This can be used to bring the ground up to your hands or to “lengthen your arms" when necessary in a pose. If you don't have a yoga block handy, try a thick book, a stool, or a chair. I have even seen people use board game boxes, cosmetics cases, and mini-coolers!
A thick blanket or large towel. This can be used to cover yourself during our final resting pose (Savasana); you can also spread it over your mat during kneeling postures to provide extra padding for your knees or roll it up to set under your hips or knees in place of a bolster or cushion.
A strap or long belt. This can be used in both upper and lower body postures to lengthen your reach.
Water or herbal tea. Hydration is important! During our in-person classes, we like to close each practice by serving herbal tea to our students. This is one small way where we can live out the servant leadership that Jesus modeled, while also opening a space for building community through connecting. While it may not be possible to pour you a cup at the end of our virtual time together, feel free to keep a water bottle, mug, or thermos nearby, and we can continue to sip and sit and enjoy this ritual together!
Our in-person Tuesday evening classes are donation-based and there’s no set fee to participate in our virtual practice! If you'd like to contribute, simply take whatever amount you'd like to give and use it to purchase a gift card for any small business in your neighborhood. This is to help them get through this difficult time.
If the shop doesn’t have gift cards for online purchase (or some other delineated way of receiving community support), try calling/emailing the business and explain that you’d like to pay in advance for their excellent services! Of course you can also just give them an outright donation. We're all in this together!
Get in Touch
We invite you to join us in our virtual sessions and experience immediate benefits! For more information on how you can register, feel free to send us a message.