Moving Mountains Yoga is a modest and contemporary community organization offering free and donation based wellness resources to West Virginia. We believe taking care of yourself is community service.
REOPENING STUDIO LOCATION COMING SOON!
LOCATED NEXT TO HARPERS FERRY BREWING & ADVENTURE CENTER!
WHAT IS YOGA?
The word yoga translates as union or to yoke. Yoga can be defined simply as anything that unites you to the present moment. Yoga asana or yoga poses and meditation is a practice for longevity of optimal health for body, mind and spirit, and can include various traditions and styles. Continue to read to explore the styles we offer. Yoga is not a religion, but can deepen your self awareness, connecting you more to any form of spirituality. As with all people, yoga is diverse and each experience is different, to best define yoga is to practice for yourself.
MMY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Enjoy class from the comfort of your home with Moving Mountains Yoga Founder, Whitney Ingram. Subscribe by visiting YouTube and choose from various classes uploaded as a free resource to the MMY Community, inspired by continuing our practice through covid. Email a class request with the subject “Virtual Class Request.”
OUTDOOR DONATION YOGA
Join Moving Mountains Yoga teachers for outdoor yoga all season between April – September. All classes are all levels and scattered at different locations within Jefferson County Wv, and all proceeds support MMY’s mission to bring wellness to underserved populations of West Virginia. Practice within a wide variety of venues with pretty sunrises and sunsets, among gorgeous views in historic Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shephersdstown. There is no better way to experience aligning with nature than to take your yoga outdoors. View our schedule page for weekly classes and weekend events.
WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
Ayurveda can be translated as the science of life, and is a sister science to yoga, a science-based on the five elements. The integration of ayurveda into our yoga practice deepens our self-study and self-awareness in relation to nature and natural cycles. Ayurveda offers an individualized, and therapeutic approach to health, vitality and joy and this science is woven into the mission and theme for Moving Mountains Yoga. Ayurveda is based upon the tenant that we do not mold ourselves to fit the practice but rather the yoga practice should be unique to who we are and what we need in order to support our health. You will naturally learn more about this ancient science and medicine by practicing yoga with us and can schedule Ayurvedic consultations to learn more about what Ayurveda can do for you and your lifestyle. Email email@example.com to schedule your consultation.
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA WORKSHOP
Moving Mountains Yoga is dedicated to serving our communities with the competence of yoga as an addition to therapy. We are passionate about sharing the knowledge and research on somatic healing and how to apply it to the complexities of life. Our workshop is lead by Whitney Ingram, 500 E-RYT, Ayurvedic Specialist and trauma survivor. She teaches this workshop from a 13+ year background in using yoga as her main modality of therapy. Her approach is from a lived experience, dedicated practice and advocacy, as well as continued mentorship from Kath Meadows, yogi and mental health therapist. Each workshop MMY supports offering attendance for two people at no cost, ensuring the exposure of this knowledge to all populations.
In this workshop we invite yoga teachers, therapists, and the curious to explore and learn how trauma lives in the body and how yoga can assist in healing. We discuss the prevalence of trauma, practice trauma informed yoga, and gain an accessible understanding of the science of trauma and learn about the role of yoga as a practice for healing and self care.
For yoga teachers and therapists we explore trauma informed techniques for growing your sensitivity to make your teachings more inclusive. For people seeking yoga or already practicing, these techniques may give insight to the style of yoga your body may appreciate. Additionally, we will provide guidance in self care to inspire your personal practice and support those working in the field of trauma and yoga activism.
CONTINUED EDUCATION FOR YOGA TEACHERS & STUDENTS
Moving Mountains Yoga wants to inspire you to evolve your yoga teaching and practice into a lifestyle. We offer workshops, trainings, and retreats with various seasoned yogi’s to deepen your understanding of yoga for your mind, body and soul. In addition to these offerings being good for you, they are also good for our community by always donating a portion of the proceeds to MMY, to support wellness for underserved populations of West Virginia. See our “Schedule Page” for more.
Moving Mountains Yoga offers private sessions for individuals, groups, or work places for beginners or advanced practitioners. Our certified and insured instructors offer professional sessions on site tailored to meet the needs of each person or group. Private Sessions can be useful to introduce you to yoga basics to build confidence in joining a class, as weekly self care, team building and relaxation within the work place and more. Contact us to for rates and details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for visiting our site. Please be advised Moving Mountains Yoga now operates solely as a community organization offering free and for donation resources. Visit the resources below to continue your practice and stay connected:
• Join our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our YouTube Channel
• Take your yoga outdoors with our weekly outdoor donation classes at the park, local farms and our Saturday outdoor events all season long April-September
• Visit the “Schedule Page” on this website for more details
REOPENING STUDIO LOCATION COMING SOON! LOCATED NEXT TO HARPERS FERRY BREWING & ADVENTURE CENTER!
Yoga Book Club with Rachel Hally Sunday 10am-12pm
Join book enthusiast and local Shepherd University Librarian Rachel Hally for this safely social and accessible book club. Partnered with Four Seasons Books in Shepherdstown you can find and support local by purchasing the books we will enjoy together.
Once a month for four months we will gather at Harpers Ferry Brewing, to safely distance and socialize discussing the section of book we are reading. Each book will be related to yoga philosophy or yogic living and can enhance your yoga practice by deepening our understanding of yoga beyond poses/stretching.
Taking our time, each book will be broken down into a few sections and our gatherings will focus on one section at a time with prompts to engage our conversation. This club is intended to offer space for safely connecting and a gentle commitment allowing us to digest what we are reading in small increments.
COST: Free – You must preregister to attend in person gatherings by visiting our schedule page on this site. Gatherings are rain or shine, as outside ventilated coverage is available. During cooler months we will enjoy our gathering fireside with hot beverages.
Real Love: The Art of Authentic Connection by Sharon Salzberg
Community Gardens at Tudor Hall Farm April-September 2021
Community Gardens with expert farmer and MMY Ambassador Natalie Grantham and Founder Whitney Ingram is a weekly series including a yoga class and community gardening. Following our yoga practice we will tend to our garden as a group that will reap us weekly produce, teach you gardening tips and secrets, and ayurvedic principals all season. This offering is steeped in wellness, supporting local and aligning with nature.
$10 Weekly Outdoor Yoga April-September 2021
Weekly outdoor classes are safely distanced, and scattered among lovingly cared for farms and venues in Jefferson County West Virginia. A portion of proceeds from all classes support more wellness for underserved populations of West Virginia. You must preregister for classes and events on our schedule page and bring your own mat and water.
WEEKLY OUTDOOR YOGA SCHEDULE:
Tuesday 6-7:15pm Yoga with Whitney at Tudor Hall Farm
Thursday 6-7pm Yoga with Michael at Rosehill Farm
Friday 9-10am Yoga with Kathryn at Harpers Ferry Brewing
Sunday 10:30-11:45am Yoga with Kathi at Harpers Ferry Brewing
***Monthly Saturday Events!
Studio Reopening Celebration! July or August 2021!
EXACT DATE COMING SOON!
We are so excited to reopen our in person studio space located in a brand new building sharing the same location as Harpers Ferry Brewing and Adventure Center! Stay tuned for our reopening celebration details including free yoga, studio tour and after party at Harpers Ferry Brewing!
Peachy Yoga with Sistermoon & Broad View Farm August 5th 6:30pm
Join owner of Sistermoon Farm and MMY yoga teacher Rosie Russo for outdoor yoga and peach pickin in the orchard of Broad View Farm. Support two female farmers while making a summer memory that is both relaxing and peachy. Proceeds benefit both farms and MMY’s outreach programs.
COST: $20 per person + $7 per quart of peaches
Bend & Brew at Harpers Ferry Brewing with Michael August 21st 10:30am-12pm
Overlooking the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah River enjoy outdoor yoga with Michael! Following sit for a spell, enjoy a beverage, food and live music at Harpers Ferry Brewing. You don’t want to miss this end of the summer event!
Proceeds benefit MMY’s outreach programs brining more yoga and wellness to underserved populations of West Virginia.
COST: $20 per person
Flower Power Yoga with Kathryn Saturday August 28th 10am-12pm
Flower Power Yoga at Needwood Farm is back! Enjoy morning yoga with Kathryn among the picturesque 100+ acres, following pick your own flowers with Farmer Heather. She will have a variety of options to arrange your end of the season bouquet.
Proceeds benefit Needwood Farm and MMY’s outreach programs brining more yoga and wellness to underserved populations of West Virginia.
COST: $25 per person
Trauma Informed Yoga Training Fall 2021
DETAILS COMING SOON!