What's your favorite part of competing in a pageant?
|Making new friends
|Wearing beautiful clothes & gowns
|All the attention
|Working on my platform & serving others
|Participating in shoots & glamorous events
|Wearing a crown & sash
|All the great doors that open to pageant winners!
“Love Marjorie's yoga classes. She reminds me that the flexibility I
had as a kid is recoverable. It's no wonder that she packs the room.
We all appreciate her ability to communicate what we need to focus on,
the growth that we've attained under her tutelage, and her ability to
consistently challenge us. At the end of her class I definitely feel
more balanced physically and mentally.”
March 19, 2012
Great Results, Personable, Expert
Valerie Sarwin (From Linkedin)
DROP INTO QUIETNESS WITH YOGA
NOT JUST ANY KIND OF YOGA...
BUT THE BEST PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS - SMALL GROUPS - ALL LEVELS
Whether you're seeking to promote physical wellness, mindfulness, emotional balance or a spiritual path, yoga will work for you. To practice yoga you don't need a background in meditation or stretching or religion.
Yoga comes from Sanskrit and means "Union." It helps you "mind" your body, so to speak, as it brings awareness of both your limitations and your possibilities. It helps you calm your mind and connect with a deeper sense of self where you can drop your defenses and get in touch with love and compassion. It fosters equanimity and joy.
You don't need to practice yoga every day in order to reap its benefits. But make sure that you practice regularly so that you keep your gains. The best way to start is to attend classes with different teachers until you feel comfortable with their teaching method so that you chose who do you want to learn from. Provide honest feedback to your teacher and express your needs, so that the teacher can tailor the class to meet them. And of course, bring the benefits of yoga to your daily life.
Please take note:
Wear comfortable clothes - shorts and Tshirt or leggings for example.
Bring your own mat. The center will provide pillows and blankets if needed.
Avoid using perfumes, body lotions, feet talcum powder and jewerly (people take their bracelets, rings, etc. at the center and forget them there).
It's nice when you let us know that you're coming, but you can drop in, hopefully, a few minutes before the time of the class.
LOOK AT OUR CALENDAR and call ahead if you want to participate in any of our classes. Call if you have any questions: (239) 948-9444 - Call ahead recommended - Schedules may change. You can buy packages to save on your health investment.
Read about yoga and happiness: The Dalai Lama converses with Dr. Iyengar
Ali Gardella - Click photo for video
Ali calls her style of yoga Masala (like in the mixture of spices typical of the Indian cuisine). It's a melange of the different styles she has learnt over the years and includes postures, breathing, stretchings and teasers to stimulate brain function. She also offers Partner Yoga workshops, which
can go from gentle to challenging and are always a lot of fun. You can come and practice with a friend, your partner, spouse, buddy or child. This modality fosters trust while developing body awareness for better range of motion and improved performance. Participants get into deep stretches assisted by another person (No need to bring partner.)
Ali has been practicing yoga for many years, but only got the yoga teaching bug when her beloved friend and yoga teacher, Clementine, prodded her to become a yoga teacher herself. After Clementine passed a few years ago, Ali finally took her suggestion, and in 2009 earned her 200 hr certification through the Sunshine State Yoga Association with Alan Lowenshuss. Since that time, Ali has generously assisted in running and coordinating the many SSYA projects, as well as offering special presentations on Prenatal, Chair, and Acro Yoga as part of the SSYA curriculum. Ali teaches not only at the EYES WIDE OPEN Center but in different locations around town. She is available for individual sessions at an affordable rate.
Chris has been practicing yoga for 18 years. He received his Yoga instructor certification and Ayurvedic philosophy from the Himalayan Institute. His classes are uplifting and integrate the teachings of all eight limbs of yoga. He became an instructor 8 years ago and has been offering his classes at different locations in Southwest Florida. He also has training in meditation and offers a meditation class at the EYES WIDE OPEN center after his Tuesday yoga class.
Chris is also nationally licensed in therapeutic massage and body work, and extensively trained in energy healing modalities from around the world.
"Good health and vitality depends on a balanced flow of energy in the body," explains Chris.
CLASSES: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All levels, gentle to challenging.
Certified Yoga Instructor Julie Christenbury completed her training in Jackson, MS, 10 years ago. She has been credentialled in many fitness genres but yoga tops her list.
“I remain committed to my own practice as well as being a compassionate yoga instructor,” she said.
Bring your yoga mat.
CLASSES: Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. All levels, gentle to challenging
GENTLE YOGA & MEDITATION
Jane established her meditation practice in 2014 with a Primordial Sound Meditation class and continues to study and learn other meditation and mindfulness tools and process. She facilitates the Mindfulness Meditation group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers. In 2015 Jane completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training. Jane appreciates the opportunity to combine gentle yoga instruction with meditation practice with others.
CLASSES: Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - Gentle
PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE WITH ALL INSTRUCTORS. PLEASE CALL 239.948.9444 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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YOGA MATS available for sale at the center.
|PERSONALIZED YOGA TRAININGA WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
Receive a customized yoga session with one of our yoga instructors. It will help recover peace of mind. Stretchings will help you stay flexible and balanced (body, mind and spirit). No previous experience with yoga is needed.
New to yoga?
Practicing Yoga regularly can
help you feel good in your body: stronger, more flexible and
agile. Benefits are seen not only in your body: it calms your mind and
help you feel spiritually connected with others and with the universe.
Everybody can do yoga. There are many benefits derived from the practice of yoga. Among them:
research suggests a regular practice of yoga may lower an inflammatory
protein that is normally linked to aging and stress." Read about it
here: NYT ARTICLE
- releasing excess muscle tension
- improving circulation of the blood and lymphatic system
- calming the mind
- leaving you feeling relaxed and energized at the same time
Yoga can also lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Read about it here: Newsmenyoga.com