Moving Mountains Yoga is a modest and contemporary yoga studio offering professional instruction to those seeking balance of mind and body
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.
Hatha classes can include hatha and hatha flow yoga. Traditional hatha yoga is an alignment focused practice, and hatha flow yoga is alignment focused with simple transitions from pose to pose.
Community Yoga EVERY Friday 6pm DONATION CLASS
Every Friday you can enjoy an all levels yoga class for donation lead by a different teacher each week. This class is an act of seva or service for the teachers who volunteer and give back, and all proceeds benefit Moving Mountains Organization, an organization dedicated to bringing yoga and wellness to underserved populations of West Virginia.
Kids Yoga 5-10yrs EVERY Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm
Kiddos can unwind at the end of the week with animal themed yoga, seasonally inspired storytime, meditation and rest. Kids will have fun together with lighthearted yoga, learn about their breath and body and relax at the end of the week. Parents enjoy this hour to yourself, this class is just for kids! $15 drop in or 4 week series for $50
Yoga Book Club with Katherine Austin ONCE A MONTH starting in May!
In the spirit of community, learning, and coming together through conversation we have created Yoga Book Club! This is a FREE CLUB for all to enjoy. A book will be chosen each month and will be read and discussed. Books will include genres about yoga, meditation, yoga philosophy and more!
May 4th 4pm
June 22nd 4pm
July 27th 4pm
Understanding Your Energetic Body Workshop Series with Sue Silver Sunday May 5th-June 16th 12:30pm-2pm
During this five week workshop series you will explore meditation, breath work and understanding your energetic body. Each week will explore a different topic of the energetic body and will provide you with tools and understanding to apply to your meditation practice – $100 for full series or drop in $20/class
Sunday May 5th 12:30-2pm – The Fundamental Shift
Sunday May 19th 12:30-2pm – The Power Within
Sunday May 26th 12:30-2pm – The Chakras & Balancing the Chakras
Sunday June 9th 12:30-2pm – The Auric Fields & Energizing All Layers
Sunday June 16th 12:30-2pm Self Knowledge & Self Healing
Transitions with Theresa Saturday May 11th 1-3:30pm
Transitions from pose to pose in yoga can create fluidity and a smooth meditative quality to our movement practice. However, transitioning without proper alignment can be a common cause for injury. In this 2.5 hour workshop Theresa will guide us through proper alignment in two of the most common transitions in yoga. She will also provide and teach modifications for these transitions and how to make the practice fit your flow/body. Additionally, we will learn techniques to continue to strengthen our bodies for these transitions and enjoy a yoga sequence to apply what we learn and rest deeply at the end. $35/per person
We will review:
– Tricep push up/chaturanga dandasana
– Steping forward from downward dog/3 legged dog
Force & Fables Children's Yoga Workshop with Chrissy Lewin Sunday May 19th 2:30-4pm
Science + yoga join forces for a powerful and fun class! This childrens yoga workshop includes a yoga story and poses centered around “Jack and the Beanstalk” followed by a magic jumping bean experiment to show the powerful force of momentum and energy. Fun yoga games will also take place including a bean bag balance game! This class is for children only, ages 5-12 years old $25 per child.
Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop Saturday June 1st 12-6pm & Sunday June 2nd 12-6pm
Join Whitney Ingram and Kath Meadows for this 12 hour trauma informed yoga workshop. 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 will 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 will 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.
This workshop is Yoga Alliance approved for CEU’s. We encourage you, but not required, prior to the workshop to read Overcoming Trauma through Yoga by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper.
Introduction to Yoga Nidra Sunday June 30th 1:00-3:00pm
Nidra means sleep and Yoga Nidra is a meditative practice and style of guided meditation meant to induce relaxation or create an experience of deeper awareness of ourselves. In this 2 hour workshop Debra Allen a certified Yoga Nidra teacher, will introduce the ancient meditative practice and its modern use. She will explain the process, its many benefits, and end with a relaxing Yoga Nidra practice. $25/ per person
Beginners Workshop Series with Theresa Voellinger July 13th-27th 1:30-3:30pmNew to yoga or want to learn a few basics before trying a class? Or perhaps its been awhile since you practiced or you want to refresh or revisit your foundation of yoga? The Beginners Workshop is designed to give you the tools to feel confident practicing yoga at home or in a class. We will spend two hours together for three Sundays reviewing the basics of a traditional yoga practice, including movement, modifications, review of props and styles, meditation, mindfulness, and more – $50 REGISTER NOW limited to 15 people