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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
COST: Free – Please preregister for all gatherings
Real Love: The Art of Authentic Connection by Sharon Salzberg
Community Gardens at Tudor Hall Farm April-September 2021
Community Gardens with expert farmer and MMY Ambassador Natalie Grantham and Founder Whitney Ingram is a weekly series including a yoga class and community gardening. Following our yoga practice we will tend to our garden as a group that will reap us weekly produce, teach you gardening tips and secrets, and ayurvedic principals all season. This offering is steeped in wellness, supporting local and aligning with nature.
Massage with Marcie! Available for scheduling on Wednesdays starting in September!
Marcie Rhoads is a seasoned massage therapist specializing in various modalities of massage and bodywork. Additionally she teaches yoga weekly, see her full bio and class on this website. She will be available for scheduled massage appointments on Wednesdays 11:30am-5pm starting September 8th. All massages will be by appointment only, and at the studio.
“Marcie gives the best massage I have ever experienced. She is great at tailoring the environment and techniques to fit your needs and desires. Her commitment to her own diverse self care makes her knowledge of the body and ability to serve others vastly rich and comprehensive. I personally absolutely love her CBD option to enhance deep relaxation that lasts all day.” – Whitney, Founder of MMY & 3 year client
Contact Marcie Rhoads to schedule!
Email at email@example.com
Call or Text 240-329-7602
$80 for 60 minutes
$100 for $90 minutes
$10 CBD add on
Trauma Informed Yoga Training Fall 2021
DETAILS COMING SOON!