THE BODY POSITIVE: Bookclub & Discussion Nov 16th 7:15pm

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We are bombarded with media images & messages that encourage us to see all the ways our bodies don’t measure up. Too fat, too skinny, too old, etc. Body dissatisfaction affects us, our relationships, & how we feel as we walk through the world. And our dissatisfaction can be passed along to our children, especially daughters, as they listen to us.

How we talk about ourselves matters & we want to talk about it! Your struggle with self-image & self-acceptance may seem small or large, but what you add to the conversation may be just what someone else needs to hear.

 We chose some related books:  Hunger by Roxane Gay, Yoga Rising  by Melanie C. Klein,
 Women, Food & God by Geneen Roth, When Food is Love by Geneen Roth.

Whether you read one of these or a selection of your own doesn’t matter to us. The reading is less necessary than the discussion. So bring your own thoughts & come share! FREE

YOGA NIDRA w/Pattie Nov 30th, 7:15-8:45pm $15

Nidra means sleep, but yoga nidra isn’t really sleep. Relaxing for an hour in the sweet spot between being asleep or awake, guided by a quiet voice, yoga nidra is one of the most effortless ways to reach a meditative state. Yoga Nidra can take you on a deep and quiet journey inside your own psyche and deeply release mental, physical and emotional tension as it does.

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Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. There will be a short, gentle posture practice to prepare the body. Remember your goal is to stay awake, hovering on the edge of sleep, so best to come well rested if you can. You want to be comfortable and you’ll be stretched out on the floor for an hour. So bring extra padding, a camp mat, foam exercise mat, or quilt and maybe your favorite pillow. Yoga mats aren’t generally enough, so be prepared.

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CONTINUING PRENATAL YOGA

A NEW 6 WEEK SESSION WILL BEGIN DECEMBER 8-JAN 12, Saturdays at noon.
Moms-to-be can practice in any yoga class with just a few adjustments. But there is something special about a class tailored to support expectant moms both physically & emotionally. Prenatal yoga emphasizes breathing, stamina, pelvic floor work & restorative poses. And that can help you feel your best during your pregnancy, prepare you for delivering, & assist your resilience after delivery. As well as giving you a supportive community on the journey.

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Dawn Young ERYT, a certified prenatal yoga teacher, will offer a new 6 week session of prenatal yoga classes at Strongheart, immediately after the current session ends on December 1st. Dates for the new session are: Dec 8, 15, 22, 29 & Jan 5, 12. Classes will again meet on Saturdays at noon The cost for a six week session is $75.

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