Discover your Yoga Experience in Raleigh North Carolina
Yoga in Raleigh, North Carolina or Around the World
We all share this planet called Earth, and whether we live in Raleigh or Bombay, India, who among us is truly at peace in this world? Who among us does not wish to be? True contentment is a rare state of being that we all aspire to whether we realize it or not.
All of us desire freedom from the many negative influences that surround us; physical, emotional, and spiritual difficulties can combine to overwhelm any of us, and many individuals here in Raleigh depend on the truly extraordinary benefits of yoga to enhance their physical health while lessening or eliminating the negative energies that detract from the quality of their life.
~ Yoga offers a stronger and more flexible body that is in
balance with itself— a body that is pain free.
~ Yoga provides a clear pathway to the inner mind
where the secret to true contentment resides.
~ Yoga promotes a spiritual awareness and joy for those who invite this extraordinary discipline into their life.
In the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, the word yoga means union, which refers to the joining of the body, mind, and soul. This comprehensive, three- pronged approach to self-improvement offers a tried and true way to enhance physical health, achieve clarity and contentment of the mind, and experience true spiritual joy.
Yoga offers exceptional benefits for those who embrace the ancient practice, and there are many devotees here in Raleigh who say that yoga has been an extraordinarily uplifting force in their life. Perhaps no other discipline pursued to enrich our existence can offer all that is attained through the learning of the timeless art of yoga.
For some Yoga may be considered a philosophy, a practice, a work out, a way of life or just yoga. We are born into this world with an inhale and we leave with an exhale. Life is a cycle. Everything comes to us in cycles. With yoga, one is able to enjoy these cycles of life with the use of breathe, also known as Prana. Pranayama is the art of practicing your breathe to control the obstacles created by your actions in this beautiful world.
Yoga helps your mental, physical, and spiritual being.
Yoga give your mind a constant clarity by nourishing your physical being with the fresh flow of oxygen throughout your veins, organs, muscles, and mind.
As you inhale your body takes in pure oxygen. On your exhale your body releases toxins and everything negative. This oxygen is carried throughout your body and mind which helps to purify all of your senses. You start to taste, feel, and smell things differently, hear and see more clearly.
Your body becomes alive. You begin to feel more peaceful within yourself. More than anything you will begin to notice they way you view life and the way life views you seems different. Better.
Come and experience the beauty of yoga. Come and discover the peace that has always existed within yourself and this exciting world.
“Claudia, you are so real and authentic and every class is just so “in the moment” and I just LOVE that.. I love the resonance of that”
Hola y Namaste.
My original intention when creating our Y Respira Yoga shack in a private setting was to home school Victoria. Victoria is now about 20 months young and I have been researching on how to go about the socialization part of her homeschooling program. As parents we are to set the examples for our children
After doing some serious meditating I decided to offer ”OM Schooling Co-Op” in a truly eclectic and private setting.We are located in walking distance to Millbrook Park Exchange.
No need to load and unload your little one from the car multiple times, just one stop is needed.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents (homeschooling or not) and to introduce your little one to a few other experiences using the Yogic & Native American philosophy (No religions will be introduced or discussed). The studio is surrounded by lots of windows and trees (no artificial lighting at all). We even have chickens. Please note- this is not a pre school or child care. This is a parent / care taker participating experience of connection/ learning/ socializing fun time.
Here we will all learn how to co exist with one another, live with the seasons, and find peace on Earth.
“It takes a village to raise a child”. ~African Proverb
In our sessions we will incorporate the Pantajali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga to guide Parent and Child into a non-competive world where it is possible to find contentment with the simple things in life.
Parent and Child will learn how to breathe with one another and find healthy ways to communicate through love and laughter.
Native American Philosophy :
Children learn by example. In Lakota the word child is interpreted as “standing sacred”. Within each session each parent will have the opportunity to rediscover their inner child and in turn allow they children to see them in the scared light.
You will be the one to set the example for your children. With your guidance your children will:
- Learn how to honor themselves.
- Learn how to walk in a sacred manner.
- Co-exist with the natural world around them.
- Learn how to live by Love and not by Fear.
- For Ages 18 months – 4 years
- Fee: (includes supplies for parent and child, space, and time)
- $600 per Season (25 days over 3.5 month)
- Per Day: $30
- Per week : $60
- Per Month : $250
- Not included: Fees for field trips or guest artists.
- Space is limited per season. Application and $150 deposit required.
Omschooling application due no later than 2 weeks prior to Session start date
Each Season will run from 8:30- 11:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday.
Due to special eating styles, snacks are not provided.
The Daily Schedule will be as follows:
Depending on weather sessions maybe held outdoors.
8:30 -9:15 Opening of the Circle/ Meditation and Yoga
9:15-9:35 Transition/ Snack Time/ Restrooms
9:35-10:20 Seasonal Creative Arts/ Painting/ Sculpting/ Story Telling/
10:20-10:35 Transition/ Bathroom
10:35-11:20 Expressive Music and Dance – Discovering different cultures
11:15- 11:30 Discussion of the Events / Closing of the Circle
3 Sessions for 2014
Spring 2014 Session Dates:
March 25th & 27th
April 1,3rd, 8th,10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th
May 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th (No class on May 1st)
June 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th
Summer 2014 Session Dates:
June 24th & 26th
July 1, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st (No class on July 3rd)
August 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
September 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th
Autumn 2014 Session Dates:
September 23rd, 25th, 30th
October 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th
November 4th, 6th, 11th, 13t, 18th, 20, 25th (No class on November 27th)
December 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th
Yin Yoga with Rachel
Saturday -March 15th 2014
11am – 1pm
Slow down and learn to simply ‘be’.
Yin Yoga utilizes specific supported floor poses, allowing your muscles and fascia to release and chi to move freely throughout the body, stimulating specific organs.Traditionally ancient yogis used asana in order to gain strength to sit for long periods in contemplative meditation with open hips and a straight spine. Yin Yoga similarly opens the joints and connective tissues of the hips but with the support of props and varitaions.The deeper “Yin” tissues of the body are rarely touched yet can be accessed by maintaing the breath and flow of energy in seated poses, whilst the “yang” tissues of the body become superficial.These healing poses are sustained for long periods of time, for many letting go is more challenging than handstands.It is designed to draw your awareness away from your body and into your mind for a deep sensation of relaxed focus.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures or asanas that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose is typical. It originates in China and was first taught in the United States in the late 1970s by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink. Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin Yoga poses are also designed to improve the flow of qi, the subtle energy said in Chinese medicine to run through the meridian pathways of the body. Improved flow of qi is hypothesized to improve organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. Read more here.