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
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 can include Yin Yoga and Meditation. These classes emphasize rest and relaxation for students looking to alleviate stress and fatigue and are also suitable for beginners.
VINYASA FLOW & HOT YOGA
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic style of yoga that syncs movement and breath, typically offering more cardio and strength elements to the practice.
Hot yoga is a style of yoga practiced in a heated room of 85 degrees or more. Classes that are heated are listed as “Hot.” Benefits of practicing hot yoga include increased circulation and flexibility, and increased release of hormones.
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 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.
“Explore Your Core Yoga” is an all levels hatha yoga class with an emphasis on core exercises that teach core engagement involving spinal mobility and health.
PILATES & FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on movement that improves strength, flexibility and stability, specifically of the abdomen and low back.
Functional Fitness classes are a dynamic style of strength training that blends isolation, medicine balls, alignment, mobility and cardio. This class is a balanced workout lead by a certified personal trainer and suitable for the healthy beginner or all level practitioner.
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.
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 26th 12:30-2pm – The Power Within
Sunday June 9th 12:30-2pm – The Chakras & Balancing the Chakras
Sunday June 16th 12:30-2pm – The Auric Fields & Energizing All Layers
Sunday June 23rd 12:30-2pm Self Knowledge & Self Healing
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