Moving Mountains Yoga is a modest and contemporary community organization offering free and donation based wellness resources to West Virginia. Visit our “About Page” for more and see details and descriptions below:
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.
WELLNESS WITH WHITNEY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Enjoy class from the comfort of your home with Moving Mountains Yoga Founder, Whitney Ingram. Subscribe to “Wellness with Whitney” by visiting YouTube and choose from various classes uploaded as a free resource to the MMY Community, inspired by continuing our practice through covid. Send class request to movingmtnsyoga@gmail with subject “Virtual Class Request.”
OUTDOOR DONATION YOGA
Join Moving Mountains Yoga teachers for outdoor yoga all season between April – October. 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.
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-October
• Visit the “Schedule Page” on this website for more details
Yoga Book Club with Rachel Hally Sunday September 20th-December 13th
Join book enthusiasts and local Shepherds 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 Rosehill Farmette in the Shenandoah Junction, 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 3 sections and our gatherings will focus on one section at a time with prompts to engage our conversation. The 4th gathering will introduce the next book within the series. 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 – MUST PREREGISTER BY EMAIL MOVINGMTNSYOGA@GMAIL.COM – 15 available spaces! – Gatherings are rain or shine, as outside ventilated coverage is available. During cooler months we will enjoy our gathering fireside with hot beverages.
Pop Up Donation Yoga! Friday 11/13 4pm - Saturday 11/14 10am - Sunday 11/22 9:30am
Warm days are still gracing us in November and in the celebration of gratitude this month join Whitney for these outdoor donation yoga classes at Rosehill Farm. You can attend class by donating a canned good or non perishable item, new hats gloves or scarves, or monetary donation to local organization Stars That Shine. All proceeds will benefit local food banks, shelters or free feminine products for girl youth in Jefferson County Wv.
Friday November 13th 4-5:30pm Happy Hour Yoga
Saturday November 14th 10-11:15am Yoga & Diwali
Sunday November 22nd 9:30-10:45am Yoga before Yoga Book Club
COST: Donation – MUST PREREGISTER BY EMAILING MOVINGMTNSYOGA@GMAIL.COM – 15 available spaces!
Thanksgiving Day Donation Yoga Thursday November 26th 9amJoin Whitney Ingram for her 7th annual Thanksgiving Day donation class. Every year we gather with gratitude for the health of our bodies and abundance in the season.
Bundle up and enjoy an outdoor class at Rosehill Farm on November 26th 9am. We will enjoy 60-75 minutes of yoga and option to purchase Thanksgiving Farmer Bundles from Tudor Hall Farm. All proceeds will be donated to Stars That Shine, a local organization providing free feminine products to youth in Jefferson County Wv. As well as we will collect canned goods, non perishable items, hats gloves etc for our local food bank and shelter.COST: Donation – MUST PREREGISTER BY EMAILING MOVINGMTNSYOGA@GMAIL.COM – 25 available spaces!