studio events and workshops
An Introduction to the Gita with Vrindavan RaoThursday May 16
5:30 - 7pm
All proceeds to support the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
The Bhagavad gita is not only a comprehensive yoga text, but a guide book to life. It covers numerous topics, all of which can help us lead richer, more fulfilling and stress-free lives. This workshop will present a background to the Gita, an overview of it's contents and give you an opportunity to delve into the mysteries of one of the oldest and greatest yoga texts.
Grow Your Yoga
GROW YOUR YOGA is an off-the-mat challenge taking place May 1st – 30th, 2013 that brings together the entire Global Moksha Yoga community as we deepen our yoga practice. Moksha is founded on 7 Pillars, a set of ideas and philosophies that we try to live by, and these form the basis of 4 weekly off-the-mat challenges:
The challenges encourage participants to eat well, seek peace, communicate kindly with others, and reach out to support their communities. Each year, GROW YOUR YOGA supports a different organization, and for 2013, our goal is to raise $100,000 for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, an organization that creates sustainable economic benefits for the Maasai people by preserving regional ecosystems and cultural heritage.JOIN THE MYC TEAM at growyouryoga.ca
Moksha Prenatal YogaJoin us for our 6 week session or for a drop in class.
Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help mothers-to-be discover a deeper sense of peace and relaxation. Gain flexibility, focus, strength, and awareness through a gentle practice that is designed especially for the pregnant woman's needs, using the Moksha series as a foundation. It's a great way to connect with other mamas to be as well. Postures will be modified using props to suit the needs of each woman. Classes are unheated and pre-registration is required.
$76 for six week session
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30
Chair Yoga WorkshopJoin Christian Saturday May 25th from 10 - 11am for a special unheated chair yoga class.
Discover the benefits of gentle and accessible postures all from the comfort of a chair!
This is a gentle form of yoga done using a chair to explore select poses in an accessible and safe way. Focus on finding breath and body awareness while enjoying an energetic connection with a group.
All ages and levels of experience welcome.
$15/$12 for seniors, students & Moksha VIP Members
30 Day Challenge FAQs
What is a 30-Day Challenge?
A 30-Day Challenge is an event hosted by Moksha Yoga studios. Participants in a 30-Day Challenge dedicate themselves to practice yoga every day for 30 consecutive days.
2. Why participate in a 30-Day Challenge?
There are many reasons to participate in the 30-Day Challenge!
The 30-Day Challenge provides participants with the support and motivation of community. As a group, participants are united and driven by their common goal.
The studio provides an orientation, tips, and workshops to assist you. Teachers and staff are available to address concerns, advice, or simply listen.
Yoga has many benefits - physiological, mental and emotional. By committing to a daily practice, those benefits unfold at a more rapid rate.
And if you complete all 30 classes in 30 days, your name will be entered into a draw.
3. What are the benefits of a regular yoga practice?
Yoga involves stretching, strengthening, and elongating the spine for proper alignment of the vertebrae. The breathing techniques and relaxation lower blood pressure, increase cardio-vascular health, increase lung capacity, release tension and stress, and teach us to relax and enjoy life.
Other benefits of yoga include:
Cardiovascular efficiency increases
Respiratory efficiency increases
Gastrointestinal function normalizes
Endocrine function normalizes
Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase
Strength and resiliency increase
Energy level increases
Mood improves and subjective well-being increases
Self-acceptance and self-actualization increase
4. Is it healthy to practice hot yoga daily?
Traditionally, yoga was meant as a daily practice. In taking on a daily practice safely, there are some key things to take note of:
Listen to your body. Respond to your body’s signals. If you increase body awareness, and your ability to listen to that awareness, the 30 days will be a great success!
Ask teachers about adjustments for specific needs (injuries, using props, etc).
Take savasana before and after class for at least 5 minutes.
Replenish your electrolytes.
Get lots of sleep.
Have fun! Let go of judgment or evaluation, and invite a sense of levity to your challenge.
5. I will be away during the 30-Day Challenge. What happens if I miss a class?
You have a number of options in the event that you miss a class. You may double-up another day to make up for missed classes. You can practice at another studio. Or, being a personal challenge, you can accept the missed class and continue on (you will not be eligible for the draw, and yet, you will still benefit from a dedicated practice).
6. Can participation in a class at another studio be counted towards the challenge?
The majority of the classes must be done at Moksha Yoga Charlottetown. However, classes done at other studios will count towards the challenge.
7. Can I do any class?
You may participate in any class on the schedule.
8. How should I prepare for the challenge?
It is best to set an intention for your challenge. Why are you doing it? What is it that you want to come of the challenge?
Plan what classes fit into your regular schedule. Identify possible obstacles, and pre-plan your strategy for overcoming these obstacles.
Tell your close friends and family about your challenge. Get them on board to offer support and motivation.
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