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.
BEGINNERS & GENTLE YOGA & YIN YOGA
Beginners Yoga classes are suitable for those new to yoga and will provide instruction and modifications of foundational poses and sequences at a pace that is inviting.
Gentle Yoga classes emphasize rest and relaxation for students looking to alleviate stress and fatigue and are also suitable for beginners.
Yin Yoga is a more passive practice of yoga that involves variations of seated and supine poses that are held 1-5 minutes which helps to access deeper levels of connective tissue. Yin Yoga emphasis and benefit is on mobility and flexibility of the joints.
Ayurveda can be translated as the science of life, and is the 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. Ayurveda offers an individualized, and therapeutic approach to health, vitality and joy. It 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.
HATHA & HATHA FLOW
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 for ages 5-10 years EVERY WEEK Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm Starting September 5th
Join Whitney every week for animal themed yoga, seasonally inspired storytime, meditation and rest. Kids will have fun together with lighthearted yoga, learn about their breath and body and practice resting. Parents enjoy this hour to yourself as this class is just for kids. – $50 for a 4 class pass or $15 drop in rate.
Tarot & Meditation Saturday October 26th 6:00pm-8:30pm
Gather on the eve of the New Moon with Katie Bochinski and Whitney Ingram for guided tarot meditation. During this workshop you will gain a practical understanding about the history and wisdom of tarot readings, and guidance on how adding tarot to your meditation can deepen your manifestations. The workshop will end with intention setting and relaxing meditation. To participate bring your own tarot deck and anything to make your meditation comfortable – $100 REGISTER NOW limited to 10 people
Katie Bochinski started studying Tarot in 2004 as an English Literature Undergrad at WVU. For 15 years she has immersed herself in studying the cards, applying her awareness of literature and modern psychology to Tarot’s ancient esoteric symbolism. Well-versed in the subject, with an extensive library of books and decks, Katie participates in some of the leading tarot communities online and teaches her own 6-week course The Complete Tarot, for beginner and advanced students alike. Unsatisfied with popular “psychic” reading styles that provide only entertaining half-truths, Katie applies the tarot in a way that engages the internal compass of the heart and uses the tarot to dive deep into the reservoir of the subconscious mind. Deeply rooted in knowledge, love and spirituality, her sessions are powerful– yet practical. Katie will show you how to use theTarot to discover and align yourself with your deepest core values so that you can live a more purposeful life.
Understanding the Self Sunday October 27th-November 10th 12:30pm-2:30pm
Join Sue Silver, energy healer, kriya yoga practitioner and published poet for a deeper understanding of your energetic body and meditation. This workshop is designed as a three week series. Participants are welcomed to drop in to any class or purchase the full series – $20 per class or $55 for full series
Week One – The Fundamental Shift
Week Two – Awaken the Power Within
Week Three – Introduction to the Personality
Beginners Workshop Series Sunday November 17th-1st 12:30pm-2:30pm
New to yoga or want to learn a few basics before trying a class? Or perhaps it’s 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 for series – REGISTER NOW limited capacity for 15 people
One Year Anniversary Celebration Friday November 15th 6pm
Join Whitney Ingram, owner and teacher of Moving Mountains Yoga for Community Yoga for FREE followed by a Happy Hour celebration with beverages and treats for the one year anniversary! To honor the support of our growing community we will announce new pricing options for the upcoming year, and award the top 3 guests who practiced the most classes with self care prizes!
Thanksgiving Donation Class Thursday November 28th 9am-10:15am
Begin your day in gratitude with a Thanksgivng Day donation class lead by Whitney. Class is for donation and all proceeds will benefit Moving Mountains Organization. We thank you for supporting your self care with Moving Mountains Yoga, in return supporting yoga for your community.