Denise Moore Yoga

The science of yoga as a practice for health and wellness. Public and Private Classes Yoga for Well-being Meditation Yoga Teacher Training

This training ignited my interest for continued study and teaching for the past 27 years. Yogaville is the genuine article. Find the time, take the month to learn and teach.

If you are interested in a Yoga Teacher Training with true, meaningful lineage, look no further.
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200-Hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training from June 24 – July 26, 2019.
INFO SESSIONS ON MON JUNE 10 FROM 7:15-8:15PM AND MONDAY JUNE 17 FROM 3-4PM.
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Integral Yoga Institute is one of the most respected schools of Yoga teacher training in the world—we’ve been certifying teachers for over 40 years. Find out everything you need on IYINY.org > Teacher Trainings
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This respected program has been developed and refined over 40-plus years. Its purpose goes beyond making a person a Yoga teacher; it provides an excellent foundation for an extensive knowledge of Yoga. Complete instruction in how to teach Integral Yoga® Level I is its basis. This includes: -Hatha Yoga postures, -Pranayama (breathing practices), -Meditation and deep relaxation. Considerable attention is given to many other aspects of Yoga so that all graduates have both a practical and a philosophical understanding of the full scope of its teachings and practices. .
Your training is held in an urban ashram—home to our Swamis and residents—in the heart of the West Village in New York City, where you will enjoy excellent vegetarian meals three days a week from our kitchen and be surrounded by a community of yogis, meditators, and health-conscious individuals. The training includes a a 3-day retreat at beautiful @menlaretreat Mountain Retreat in Phoenicia, NY, where you will be immersed in nature, yoga, meditation, and superb #vegetarianmeals and many amenities as you experience the traditions of #ashram life that have been at the heart of Integral Yoga for many decades.
You will have access to free Yoga classes 30 days before, and during the training.
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Mindful Christianity Today

"The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff

Thousands of yoga poses.... I'll focus on downward dog and upward dog and all the variations - loyalty, friendliness, playfulness, etc.

Kundalini awakening?! Lol.

Humane Society of Loudoun County

Open your heart and your property to a feral cat that is in search of a new and safer home. For simplicity sake, they are often referred to as “barn” cats however barns are not the only option for these animals. An appropriate location could be a barn, greenhouse, brewery, warehouse, store, office, winery, vineyard, or other similar buildings.

To request a “barn” cat for your property, complete the Loudoun working cat application today:
https://humaneloudoun.org/adopt/available-cats/barn-cats/

Mindful Christianity Today

The Garden Of Pensiveness

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
~ Edward Abbey

~ Image by Dae Wook Kim

Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville

“Actually you don’t have to do anything to heal the body and mind. If you don’t interfere, the body and mind heal themselves. There is a healer within everyone. We don’t have to do anything to put health into the body. We have to stop doing the negative things that disturb the body and mind and then the good happens by itself.” –Sri Swami Satchidananda

Easter sunrise service on D.C. Wish there had been room for a sun salutation Much harder to sit on the ground. Fun to stand and sing on a gorgeous Easter morning 🌷

Mindful Christianity Today

Catroc Yoga and Healthy Living

Yoga is for Everyone! If you've never tried it, check out Into to Yoga class at Native Barre Studio Middleburg. Interested? go to www.catrocyoga.com

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YogaTherapy.Health | A site of the International Association of Yoga Therapists

yogatherapy.health What Is Yoga Therapy? Find a Certified Yoga Therapist For Healthcare Providers How Can Yoga Therapy Help? Blog + News How can yoga therapy help? Chronic Pain Mental Health Neurological Conditions Illness Support “I have heart failure disease…. My yoga therapist designed a program that was safe, ...

Congratulations and thank you to all who attended the 20 hour pranayama training. This beautiful prana- filled bouquet from Nature Composed in Middleburg is filling the room with fragrance and grace.

The Garden Of Pensiveness

Beauty is about what's inside us, loving who we are and nurturing that. Outward beauty can really blossom from there.
~ Connie Britton

~ Image by Bahman Farzad

This is a unique program with a compassionate and knowledgeable horsewoman and yoga instructor. An opportunity to look beyond the surface to discover deep peace and contentment.

Our thoughts are powerful. They shape the way we interpret our reality, thereby shaping reality, as well. Most people have little to no control over their thoughts, which results in little to no control over their words and actions. So how does one gain control of the mind and thoughts? Yoga, and when I say yoga, I mean pranayama (breathwork) and meditation, too. These practices teach you how to observe your thoughts without attachment, which is the first step to gaining control of the mind. Focus and concentration are also key skills, and pranayama is especially good at helping one cultivate these. All of these practices are taught in my new program, and everything I teach has scientifically proven benefits. In this program, I work with you one-on-one, just like yoga was originally taught, to help you create the reality you choose. You CAN be happy. You CAN be abundant. You CAN be peaceful. Let me show you how💗

Criticism- we can get a little bristly about it. This perspective helps - so clear and simple .

How to receive criticism

When others criticize you, there are two things to think of. First, “That’s the way they look at me and that’s what they see.” Give them that freedom. They may not see the other, better side. Feel sorry for them. Leave it at that.

The other thing to think about is, “Yes, that person is like a mirror. Through him or her I see my defects.” You go in front of a mirror to clean the dirty spots from your face. In the same way, this person is revealing your dirty spots. Thank the person and work on it. Then you will even look for criticism, because you can get help from that. If people don’t criticize you, you will never know your own defects. If you see it in this light, you will never be angered by that. But if the mirror continues to show your dirty spot and you become defensive and punch it, you lose your mirror, you lose your fist and you still have the dirty spot.

Excerpted from The Golden Present, by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Garden Of Pensiveness

What the air is to a bird... and the sea is to a fish... The inner chamber of stillness is to your human soul. Go there often, my friend...It is your natural habitat.
~ Steve McSwain

~ Image by Graham Taylor

I learned many great ways to improve my practice from Roger Cole, a master teacher.

Yoga Injuries: Causes, Prevention, Adaptation
St. Petersburg, Florida, March 15-17, 2019
Learn how to prevent or deal with injuries to the knee, hamstrings, sacroiliac joint, low back, shoulder, wrist and neck.
https://floridayogateachers.org/events/?event_id1=108

Start learning now with these articles and video by Roger Cole PhD:
Recovering From Upper Hamstring Tendon Injuries
https://www.yogajournal.com/teach/recovering-from-upper-hamstring-tendon-injuries

How to Protect the Knees in Lotus and Related Postures
https://www.yogajournal.com/teach/protect-the-knees-in-lotus-and-related-postures

Protect the Disks in Forward Bends and Twists
https://www.yogajournal.com/teach/protect-the-disks-in-forward-bends-and-twists

How to Protect the Sacroiliac Joints
https://www.yogajournal.com/teach/protect-the-sacroiliac-joints

Lifting the Arms and Shoulders: Cinch Down & Turn Out to Protect Your Rotator Cuff
https://www.yogajournal.com/teach/lifting-the-arms-part-1-cinch-down-turn-out-to-protect-the-rotator-cuff

Video: How to Maximize Arm/Shoulder Lift in Yoga - Roger Cole Demonstrates Iyengar Technique
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q1oDswHiQ0

Yahoo Now

No end to loving yoga PRACTICE. This works for adults as well!

Children attending this school learn to cope through yoga and meditation as opposed to receiving detention

Whether it's a basic class or therapeutic, yoga is a healing practice on every level.

Some synonyms for healing...

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Noted yoga exponent Geeta Iyengar, daughter of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, passes away

Thank you Geeta Iyengar, for your dedication and sharing your wisdom of yoga for so many years.

thehindu.com Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar, the eldest daughter of legendary Yoga guru, B.K.S. Iyengar and a noted exponent of the yogic science in her own right, passed away at her residence on Sunday, aged 74.The cause o

Suspended Coffees

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VDOT sign in front of Emmanuel Church.

Yoga Padma Rishikesh

Preparation for Handstand!

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Timeline Photos

[08/18/18]   Thank you to everyone for helping me to celebrate "graduation day" and sharing your experiences. OM shanthi, peace.

On this day 26 years ago, I graduated from Yoga Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville. I had no plans to teach, but while talking on a pay phone in Middleburg, (pre cell phone days), an art gallery owner overheard that I was a yoga teacher. And after the call, she enthusiastically offered her space for a class. During my training, we were told, "Never miss an opportunity to serve" and so I began to teach and my appreciation and respect for yoga has just increased over the years. it has been a wonderful journey not only because of yoga's greatness, but made even better because of the greatness of the sangha (students/community) who have participated in class, some for over 20 years. Thank you and of course.
OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

WalesOnline

This is what you may experience with a yoga practice - how beautiful, graceful and easeful.

Meet Margery.
Margery is from Sketty, she's 90 years old... oh and she's way more flexible than you are 💪

Hippie Chickie

Do these butterflies know how beautiful they are? Do they have to "act" a certain way to be seen and loved? Realize that you are beautiful and loved - walk in your own beauty.

Sri Swami Satchidananda

SilverSneakers

Balance in standing position- bone density, proprioception, concentration, strengthens joints, , stimulates mechanoreceptors and addresses loss of balance / falls.

Improve your balance with these simple exercises!

Denise Moore has been recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists - IAYT as a Certified Yoga Therapist - C-IAYT. IAYT defines yoga therapy "to empower individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teaching and practices of yoga." Please contact via FB message or email [email protected] for personalized or workplace therapeutic yoga.

Contemplative Yoga in Nature at Oatlands, Sunday July 1, 9:30 - 11 am $25 with part of proceeds to support historic Oatlands. Practice will promote clarity, calmness, connection and independence.

Nature, the greatest teacher: yellow nasturtium, orange nasturtium, then orange/yellow = beauty. We are all in this together.

www.scientificamerican.com

Meditation's Calming Effects Pinpointed in Brain

Yogis have known through experience for thousands of years what Pranayama, breathing practices, and meditation, can do as the scientific evidence in this article shows. Pranayama and meditation classes coming in August and in the fall in Leesburg and Purcellville. Information soon at mooreyoga.comm.

www.scientificamerican.com A new mouse study reveals a set of neurons that may point to physiological roots for the calming effects of breathing control

theladders.com

4 rituals proven by neuroscience to make you happy

theladders.com You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Trust neuroscience.

This is the view from my kitchen window in spring. The awareness to stop, take a deep breath and gaze out the window is a moment of joy, the kind of joy which cultivates gratitude and santosha, the Sanskrit word for contentment. I was pulled by the scent and sight of flowers' fireworks to run out in pajamas,barefoot through the rain-soaked grass to bring some of this prana/vitality in the house. What do you see from your kitchen window? Pause, take a complete breath and look at spring - inside and out.

Give the earth a hug - get grounded. Contemplative Yoga in Nature at Oatlands, Sunday, April 2, 9:30 - 11:00 am. $25 / partial donation to Oatlands Foundation. Register [email protected]

Where have all the flowers gone? Transition/change is not always gradual as Mother Nature has shown us from this past week of 75+ degree temperatures to today’s (March 15) single digit windchills. How do we adjust to the ups and downs which life brings? All of the yoga practices, including ethics, physical culture, breathing techniques for working with the life force, regulation of the senses, help to navigate the pathway to shanthi, peace.

Here’s what is happening this spring:

Right now – applications are being accepted for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training to begin September 2017. Additional information is available on the Teacher Training page.

And this Saturday, March 18, 9:30 - 11:30 am, I will co-teach a 2 hour yoga practice to address some of the causes of discord such as fear, anger and indifference. This is a meditative practice to settle the mind, breath and body for a progression toward inner stillness, a deep connection with the present moment, letting go of what keeps us from experiencing equanimity and harmony.

nytimes.com

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Breathing Techniques/ Pranayama no one has examined, refined and practiced more than yogis - several thousand years and counting. Pranayama Level 2 begins on Thursday January 12, 5:30 - 6:45 PM. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

nytimes.com Controlled breathing, an ancient practice, can reduce stress and soothe your body.

OM shanthi. Peace and gratitude to the yoga sangha.

yes it is...
(toni)

I hope you have been enjoying the long hours of daylight, abundant rain, heat and humidity of summer. We've had meteor showers, fireflies and lively thunderstorms to entertain and wake us up this year. On a calm day such as this one, we don't really think too much about weather preparations, we just go along, having fun, doing errands, etc. But let the cell phone "awaken us" with weather alerts, and we spring into action, bringing in patio furniture, the pets, and parking the car in the garage.

In yoga and meditation, a daily practice is the preparation which readies us to ride out any storms which appear whether announced or zooming in like a derecho. Yoga websites, books, dvds and magazines offer a variety of practices to tone and strengthen, to calm and energize, or even cure a hangover. A balanced yoga practice prepares us for anything; we may think we know what is going to happen each day, but we don't – not really. It is worth it to hold the space of moment-to-moment awareness that anything could happen.

Yoga practice does help to maintain muscle strength, balance, bone density, it relieves stress, increases flexibility, lowers blood pressure, etc. But when the body fails, and it eventually does, classic 8-limbed yoga delivers equanimity, inner strength and self-awareness to weather such times. These qualities are developed with a committed daily yoga, pranayama and meditation practice, over long period of time and with enthusiasm, (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Book 1, Sutra 14). I will be co-teaching an overview of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali on Saturday, September 24 at Loudoun Valley Yoga from 1:30-3:30 PM. This overview is part discussion and part activity and will inform about the underpinnings of yoga practice and show how this classic yoga text is still relevant to today’s yoga students.

A schedule of yoga classes and special events is available at mooreyoga.com. Additional classes and workshops will be added over the next few weeks. For additional information, email me, [email protected].

Prince Ea

Jai, Mindy van Seeters for sharing this post and rowing along in the river of life!

Mind = Blown
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