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.
YIN & GENTLE YOGA
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’s emphasis and benefit is on mobility and flexibility of the joints and can be deeply restorative.
Gentle Yoga classes emphasize rest and relaxation for students looking to alleviate stress and fatigue.
Both styles are suitable for Beginners.
VINYASA FLOW & HOT VINYASA FLOW
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic style of yoga that syncs movement and breath, creating a flowing movement from one pose to the next pose, typically offering more cardio and strength elements to the practice.
Hot Vinyasa Flow is the same style of yoga practiced within a heated room between 90-105 degrees at 40-60% humidity. Benefits of hot yoga include releasing water retention, increased circulation and hormonal balance.
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 in relation to nature and natural cycles. 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 FLOW & GENTLE VINYASA FLOW
Hatha Flow and Gentle Vinyasa Flow are alignment focused styles of yoga, 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 4:30pm-5:30pm
Join Whitney every week for a yoga class designed to engage your childs imagination and increase their self awareness. Kids will have fun together learning about their breath and body through yoga poses, meditation, practicing rest, breathing techniques, seasonally inspired story time, games, mindful coloring and more. Parents enjoy this hour to yourself as this class is just for kids – $10 per child
Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop Saturday and Sunday January 25th-January 26th 12pm-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.
Beginners Workshop Series with Kathi Peterson Sunday February 9th-26th 12:30-2:30pm
New to yoga or want to learn a few basics before trying a class? Or perhaps it’s been awhile since you practiced and 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 –
Limited capacity to 15 people
Moving Well: mindful exercise during and after cancer Saturdays February 8th-29th 2:45pm-3:45pm
In this workshop series we will learn different types of movements and meditations that may serve a cancer patient in reconnecting with themselves as a whole. Class will be lead by Jane a Cancer Exercise Specialist and fellow cancer survivor. Through the use of stretching, fluid movements and strengthening movements, physical goals and aspirations will be set that allows a person to feel in control of their body.
This workshop is for anyone that has just received a cancer diagnoses, is currently going through treatments or has completed treatments. It may serve anyone that needs to recover from the physical and emotional struggles cancer can bring by connecting you to your body and a community.