Moving Mountains Yoga is a modest and contemporary community organization offering professional instruction to those seeking balance of mind and body. The intention for the organization is to provide ease for all. We believe self care is community service.
OUR STUDIO IS REOPENED
LOCATED ABOVE HARPERS FERRY ADVENTURE CENTER!
OFFERING OUTDOOR, IN STUDIO & VIRTUAL OFFERINGS!
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.
Practice within a wide variety of venues with pretty sunrises and sunsets, among gorgeous views in historic Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and Shephersdstown. We offer weekly outdoor classes May-September, overlooking the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah River and outdoor events on Saturdays. All classes are all levels and scattered at different locations within Jefferson County Wv. 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.
PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SESSIONS
Moving Mountains Yoga offers private sessions for individuals, groups, or work place for beginners or advanced practitioners. Our certified and insured instructors offer professional sessions at our studio or onsite, 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, for team building and more. Contact us to for rates and details at firstname.lastname@example.org
MMY YOUTUBE CHANNEL & VIRTUAL CLASSES
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.”
View schedule page for various live streamed virtual weekly classes. Preregister and receive a Zoom Link to view class.
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.
IN STUDIO CLASSES & STYLES
We offer classes 7 days a week within our waterfront and sunlit studio overlooking Harpers Ferry Wv. See our schedule page on this site to view our offerings. We strongly encourage you to preregister for all classes. We have a 10 person capacity for each class, we welcome walk ins but cannot guarantee availability upon arrival. All classes are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: a dynamic style of yoga that syncs breath with movement of the poses adding a cardio component to the practice. Vinyasa is sometimes translated as “to place the breath in a special way.”
Yinyasa: yin yoga is a series of poses with a focus on the hips and pelvis, poses are held for 1-7 minutes creating a deep stretch for the joints and connective tissue. Yinyasa is a combination of gentle vinyasa flowing movement with yin poses to release tension and emphasize relaxation.
Gentle Yoga & Restorative: gentle yoga moves at a relaxing easeful pace, and restorative yoga is a series of poses using comfortable props to enhance rest with a focus on restoring our nervous system.
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.
Yoga Book Club with Rachel Hally Sunday 10am-12pm October-December 2021
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 discuss 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.
Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time By Brenda Salgado
COST: Free – Please preregister for all gatherings
Costume Yoga for CASA of the Eastern Panhandle Saturday October 30th 12-1pm
Give yourself more than one night to enjoy your costume and join Whitney & Violet for Costume Yoga to support CASA of the Eastern Panhandle. All ages welcome! Kids, adults, families, couples and more.
Dress up and enjoy 60 minutes of accessible yoga within the open barn at Rosehill Farm. Costumes and goat feeding optional. All donations will support CASA of the Eastern Panhandle in providing court advocacy and support to children in the Eastern Panhandle who have been affected by neglect, abuse and abandonment.
See this site for more details on CASA’s Superhero Challenge and to donate:
COST: donation based event – sign up at movingmtnsyoga.com
Introduction to Tarot: A Tool for Meditation Saturday November 6th 2-4:30pm
Join tarot expert Katie Bochinski and Whitney Ingram for a unique workshop that demystifies the lineage of tarot, introduces beginner techniques and closes with meditation. Bring your own tarot cards.
COST: $25 per person – In Studio workshop 10 person capacity – sign up at movingmtnsyoga.com
Moving Mountains Hikers Club November-April
Moving Mountains Hikers Club is intended to inspire us to continue to opt outside through the winter months with the support of community. Hiking together can give us insights to new destinations, create mindful connection, and keep us in the sunshine to combat seasonal sadness and depression.
Once a month we will meet to saunter various hiking trails that range from beginners to moderately advanced. This club is a free or for donation offering. Please preregister at movingmtnsyoga.com to receive more details on each hike.
COST: Free or for donation – preregister for hikes at movingmtnsyoga.com
Thanksgiving Day Donation Yoga November 25th 10-11:30am
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop December 4-5th 10-5pm
Trauma Informed Yoga is an evidence based practice that mindfully considers the mental health of individuals and competently tries to create safe spaces for all to explore yoga and meditation. In this 10hr workshop we will learn an introduction to brain and nervous system development, define trauma and disorders, as well as learn the role of yoga and how to apply technique to various populations impacted by traumatic experiences. This workshop is for yoga teachers, therapists, trauma survivors and anyone desiring to learn more about healing modalities for trauma disorders. CEU’s available for all certified yoga teachers,
Whitney Ingram leads this workshop as a trauma survivor who has used yoga and meditation as her main modality of therapy for over a decade. She is a seasoned yoga teacher with experience teaching many populations, and her lived in applied experience offers an authentic perspective on trauma informed yoga.
COST: $250 per person – 10 person In Studio capacity – preregister at movingmtnsyoga.com