EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Come Join Karen at the Ridgewood Community School!

Intro to Qi Gong - Movement, Self Massage and Breath-work to Improve Health and Energy

SPRING 2020 - Wednesday March 25 & April 1st  7 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn about the Ancient Chinese practice of Qi (Chi) Gong (Kung).  Qi Gong is a system of exercises, meditations and breath-work practices, combined to improve & harmonize the flow of "qi"(life force energy) within.  Qi Gong is easy to learn, non-strenuous and doesn't require a lot of room to be performed.  Qi Gong can increase your physical strength and flexibility, enhance mental function and aid in the reduction of stress. During the two classes, you will be introduced o several medical Qi Gong forms of slow, flowing movements, meditation, self massage and breath sequences to help improve our health and energy levels.  Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers to partake in gentle Qi Gong exercises which can be done standing or sitting.  Please also bring water and eat lightly before class.  Contact the RCS at 201-670-2777, www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us or email sstanton@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

PAST EVENTS

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Come join Karen & Valerie for a
beautiful healing experience!

Thursday -April 11th, 2019

Healing Circle with Singing Bowl Sound Bath 

  at Yoga at the Barn 

Join Valerie and Karen for a special Thursday night class with a Healing Circle!  The class with consist of breathwork, gentle yoga stretches and poses, a guided meditation and vibrational healing using multiple Singing Bowls!  Where: Yoga at the Barn - 15 Shuart St. Ramsey (Corner of Darlington Ave and North Central, Ramsey) (65 N. Central Ave, Ramsey for Navigation purposes)- Barn Behind the First Presbyterian Church. Entrance off Darlington Ave.) 

Time:  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Energy Exchange: $10

 

Healing Circle will replace the Hatha Hour!

Relax & Rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga & Reiki Healing - Jan. 31 SOLD OUT!

Join Restorative Immersion Certified Yoga Teacher Valerie O’Connor and Reiki Master & Hatha Yoga Teacher Karen Livanos-Centauro for an evening of Restorative Yoga and Reiki Healing to relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul!

$25 per ticket

 

WHAT IS RESTORATIVE YOGA?

Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles will be allowed to relax deeply. The use of props, like blocks, bolsters, and blankets, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body.  The class is limited to a few restorative poses, which include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends that are sequenced and held for extended periods of time.   Restorative yoga can be an excellent way to relieve stress while enjoying long, meditative stretches.  Restorative classes are very calming, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to the daily challenges of life.

WHAT IS REIKI HEALING?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.  A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.  Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement.

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Qi Gong Workshop- Movement, Meditation, & Breathwork to Improve Health & Energy Levels at YOGA AT THE BARN

Thursday - November 1, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:45pm

15 SHUART ST. RAMSEY, NJ 07446 (65 N. CENTRAL AVE FOR NAVIGATION – THE BARN BEHIND FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)

Fee: $15

Learn about the Ancient Chinese practice of Qi (Chi) Gong (Kung) with Karen Livanos-Centauro.  Qi Kung is a combination of slow, moving exercises, meditations and breath-work practices to improve and harmonize the flow of qi (life force energy) within the body. 

Qi Gong is easy to learn, non-strenuous and doesn’t require a lot of room to be performed.  Some of the benefits of Qi Gong are increased physical strength and flexibility, enhanced mental function and aiding in the reduction of stress. 

The workshop will introduce you to meditation, breathwork sequences and the slow flowing movements of medical Qi Gong to improve your health and energy levels.

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear (like sneakers) to participate.  Bring water and eat lightly before class.  Qi Gong exercises can be done standing or sitting.  Chairs will be provided.  Space is limited.

Restorative Yoga Workshop

An evening of calm to reset the entire body and mind

 

November 15th 7:15PM - 8:30PM

Yoga at the Barn

15 SHUART ST. RAMSEY, NJ 07446

(65 N. CENTRAL AVE FOR NAVIGATION – THE BARN BEHIND FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)

Energy Exchange: $25 (includes all supplies)

(class passes are not applicable to workshops)

Instructors_ Valerie and Sherry

Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, the muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body.

Restorative classes are very calming, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress.

BYO yoga mat, blanket and water

Space is limited; Please email to preregister

JUNE 9  YOGA & Qi for Bee's - Charity Donation Class to Help Raise funds and Awareness for Bee's!!

 $235 was raised toward the purchase of bee colonies, equipment (brood boxes, supers, frames, stands, brushes, protective gear), early flowering plants for critical spring feeding and early flowering trees and shrubs at the Environmental Center.

Thank you for your support!