Donation Yoga

Donation Yoga

Grass Valley Yoga is delighted to reach out to the greater community by providing a DONATION YOGA class.

This class is held every Saturday morning from 10:30 am-12 pm.

Led by certified yoga instructor Laura Prakash.  

This class is an all-levels, traditional yoga class, and open to all physical and financial abilities.  Absolute beginners are always welcome! 

The inspiration behind this class is to make yoga accessible to anyone who wishes to give yoga a try or continue practicing.  At Grass Valley Yoga we pride ourselves in being a friendly non-intimidating studio where we aim to provide personal care and attention to everyone who enters our space. Instructor Laura enjoys catering classes to her students, and paying great attention to detail.  She likes to tell her students, “It doesn’t matter how you look in the pose; it matters how you feel.”  Laura encourages correct alignment in poses, in order to build strength through the joints and the core. Students leave feeling enlightened, grounded and connected following Laura’s classes. At a minimum, be expected to  leave class with a smile on your face!

If you’re in the market for a yoga class, the Donation YOGA class is a great place to start!  There is no need to commit to a series of classes, simply come as you are and deposit what you can in the pot.  Our goal is to help you to understand where your body properly fits in each pose, leaving you feeling stronger and more confident in your yoga understanding and ability. 

One of yoga’s greatest gifts is its emphasis on the breath.  As you move while consciously inhaling and exhaling, you increase your breathing capacity and bring awareness to how your breath supports your movement.  You may discover you take shallow breaths into your chest, or you tend to hold the breath while exerting physical effort.  A continued practice of yoga will help you to deepen the breath, and therefore enjoy a more relaxed and vibrant life. Yoga offers many physical, physiological and emotional benefits. It is never too late to start.

Laura has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, and has a passion for community & connection. Read her full bio here.

We invite you to take a drive through the trees and meet like-minded community members down at Grass Valley Yoga.

 

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Ayurveda Spring

Ayurvedic Wisdom for Spring Allergies

Ah, the beauty of Spring. Blossoming trees, budding plants, green grass and… AAACHOO! Oh yes. Allergies.

In Ayurveda, May is a transition month as we move from the lush, wet, beauty of late Spring into the warmer days of early summer. We are still in the Kapha season, ruled by the elements of earth and water and seated in the lungs. For over 10% of us, that means spring allergies. Whether you have allergies, or not, a daily or weekly nasal rinse is a ritual that will support overall upper respiratory health while enjoying earth’s beautiful display of wildflowers and greenery.

A nasal rinse is a simple and effective way to clean out the debris, pollutants, and allergens while also providing soothing relief for nasal dryness, gently removing excess mucous and keeping your head clear and refreshed.

How to use a Neti Pot:

Using a neti-pot, mix approximately ¼ tsp of fine, non-iodized table salt into about 1 cup of warm water until fully dissolved. Use distilled or sterile water to prevent contamination.

Standing in the shower or over the sink, place the spout of the neti pot in one nostril and tip your head to the opposite side. The saline water enters on nostril from the spout of the pot and exits the other nostril having traveled through and cleanse the nasal passages by the gentle force of gravity. Keep your mouth open to block the water from traveling into the throat.

Do the other side by placing the spout of the neti pot in your other nostril and tipping your head the other way.

Break out the neti, and go take a hike. Enjoy the majestic scenery nature offers with a clear head.

~Writen by Grace Kendrick

 

Grace Kendrick is an Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga Teacher in Grass Valley, CA.

Find out more at www.mindfulmamayoga.com

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Yoga toes

Yoga Toes

I lay on my back in my yoga class, legs sticking straight up in the air. “Rotate your ankles and find every number on the clock,” said the instructor. I automatically sent each ankle rotating in opposite directions, unable to get them to agree, and the clock image dissolved in …