Oxford Community Yoga offers a wide array of events including music concerts, sound baths, potlucks and day retreats. We work to support the needs of our community, and provide experiences that are truly unique and beneficial.
Join us for an introduction and exploration of the many uses of ESSENTIAL OILS.
Learn how to select, handle and blend essential oils for your daily use. We will cover the basics of the science and the magic behind these incredible plant essences!
Learn the "secret formula" for creating aromatherapy blends that delight the senses while delivering the desired therapeutic effects. Each participant will create a unique and personalized 4-oz Aromatherapy Mist to take home or give to someone special for the holidays!
Cost per person: $35 (oils and materials included!)
GO TO THE SCHEDULE PAGE AND SCROLL TO DEC 3 TO REGISTER!
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Make your own Aromatherapy!
11 AM - 1 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2022
Yin Yoga and Qi Gong with Gail Hautau
5 - 6 PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2022
We will begin with a quiet and passive Yin practice, using floor based postures that are held for several minutes in order to reach the body’s deep connective tissue (ligaments, joints, the fascia matrix), and the energy channels (meridians) that carry energy to all parts of our body. This practice will unleash stagnant or blocked energy and cultivate a calmness in our physical, psychological, and energetic body.
From here we will come into a more yang style movement with the practice of Qi Gong which, like yoga and Tai Chi, involves connecting the mind, body, and spirit but is unique in its own right. Qi Gong consists of gentle movements that mirror the movements in nature. Gentle flows using all parts of the body, help channel, strengthen and circulate Qi through the body, nourishing the body’s muscles, tissue, organs, while helping you get in touch with the natural flow of energy in your body. This gentle workout is often referred to as “a moving
meditation” as it helps clear emotional stress and uses gentle movement and breath control to help you stay connected to the present moment.
Come observe how these two practices blend concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, using appropriate pressure, stillness, and movement to enhance the flow of Qi through energy channels in order to help keep our whole body (mind, emotions, spirit, and physical body) healthy and in touch with life in the present moment.
THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS INCLUDED WITH ALL CLASS PACKAGES!
Cost per person for non-members: $18
GO TO THE SCHEDULE PAGE AND SCROLL TO DEC 13 TO REGISTER!
Yin Yoga & Dreamwork with Joe Barnett
6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, December 15, 2022
This workshop is intended to develop Third Eye receptivity while freeing the joints of stagnation and fixation. Yin Yoga's techniques of surrender and observation naturally open what the Yogis called "The Third Eye" or space where visions and dreams are projected.
As deep tissue is released in Yin Yoga, the channels of the body open allowing energy, and often visions, to flow more freely. Working these energy meridian lines can induce a broad spectrum of imagery that may create a landscape of stories.
This is a golden opportunity for the Yogi to achieve Lucidity as it's called in Western Dream Science or what Patanjali referred to as Samadi. We get the chance to calmly and clearly interact with our shadows as well as our higher selves.
This dreamy experience includes a 30-minute lecture and a 90 minute practice of Yin Yoga. Price per person: $35
Go to Dec 15th on Schedule page to sign up!
Joe Barnett is an E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher Trainer based in Tucson, AZ.
Joe was the original assistant and is still one of the few primary assistants to Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga and innovator of a highly popular functional approach to anatomy and yoga asana. Joe has also recently copy edited Grilley’s recent works on meditation, philosophy and energy work. Joe has been teaching Yin and Yang forms of Yoga for two decades, traveling nationally and internationally offering presentations and trainings based on his long-time mentor’s work. Staying true to the curriculum of Paul Grilley, Joe provides a deep study (both experiential and anatomical) of skeletal variation, the fascia system, and yoga asana.
Joe also leads a study of the more subtle mind/body effects on the Yogi’s “Prana,” a conscious lifeforce, through a scaffolding of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita and the tantric practices of pranayama and chakra meditation as inspired by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, Paul Grilley’s long time mentor.
Joe is currently training to be a an end-of-life doula, volunteers at his local hospice, and strives to find ways to integrate the education and normalization of death and dying with the philosophies and techniques of yoga.
Joe’s play time is usually spent playing poorly at chess, loving his goats and cats, practicing acroyoga, and studying anatomy, including a regular dissection course focused on the fascia layers, and one focused on the brain.
"Joe Barnett has been our friend and assistant for many years. He has two qualities that make him an excellent presenter: he knows the anatomical principles and he relates to people in a sympathetic manner. His presentations are unhurried, hands on demonstrations, this is the easiest way to absorb these ideas.” ~ Paul and Suzee Grilley
Sound Bath & Restorative Yoga
with Ron Esposito
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2022
Immerse yourself in the healing sound and vibration of quartz crystal singing bowls. The vibrations entrain your brain waves into a deep meditative and relaxed rhythm. The sound waves of the bowls are known to relax the nervous system, decrease blood pressure and enhance sleep and memory.
Restorative yoga is a practice of slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching and gentle breathing. Using props to assist in longer held postures, this gentle, therapeutic style of yoga allows the space and encouragement needed to slow down and 'be,' rather than 'do.'
$30 per person
Restorative Yoga led by Jessica Lohrey
Crystal singing bowls played by Ron Esposito
Ron Esposito, M.A. plays Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls and is a certified Life Coach and Enneagram Teacher at the Conscious Living Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has released four CDs: “Lifting The Veil: Enneagram Meditations” (with Deborah Ooten), 2008; “Open Heart”, 2009; “We Are One”, 2011 and his latest, “Soul Burst”, 2013.
CLICK AND SCROLL TO DEC 13 TO REGISTER!
Book an event at the studio for your celebration.
Perfect for birthdays, graduations, group bonding, or to simply unwind together! Choose from: candle-lit restorative yoga, yoga with aromatherapy, a sensory yoga experience, partner yoga, yoga for stress/anxiety, or yin yoga.
Cost varies depending on the program and number of participants. Contact us to create your perfect experience!
Intro to Yoga: 5 Week Series
9 - 10:15 AM, Thursdays
March 30 - April 28, 2023
Whether you are new to yoga, semi-experienced or a dedicated yoga practitioner, this course will suit all who seek to deepen their understanding of the physical, mental and spiritual practices of Yoga.
Throughout this 5 week course, students are offered a foundation in yoga postures, breathing techniques, ethics, mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation.
Each week explores key concepts to help introduce the student to the practice of yoga in a structured and safe way. Offerings of the history and benefits of yoga are shared throughout, allowing the student to finish the course feeling confident and uplifted in the understanding of their own yoga practice.
Cost per student: $49 for the series