Yoga and Meditation for Adults

Introduction to Ayurveda: Soothing the chaotic VATA wind

An afternoon workshop for a basic introduction to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with a focus on yoga and self care techniques to reduce the seasonal energy of VATA, which shows up as anxiety, insomnia, worry, ungroundedness and a tight, dry body

Saturday, January 19: 2:30pm - 5:30pm


We all have some of the VATA dosha - Vata (in Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga) is the energy that governs movement. It is light, subtle, dry and cold... It gives us creativity, a quick mind, freshness, excitement, vibrancy and connection to spirit.


In excess, VATA brings:

* Anxiety, Worry and Fear

* Dry skin and Coldness

* A feeling of not being settled; restlessness

* Insomnia

* Spaciness and being easily distracted

* Nervous system conditions

* Digestive distress

* Frequently depleted and exhausted


We also live in a SOCIETY OF EXCESSIVE VATA: Fear, technology and its virtual reality, focus on the mental body, excessive travel and commuting, excessive communication, global community (news), disconect from the earth and our food and too little local community connection and support. These all increase Vata. Those of us with a tendency toward vata will feel these effects quicker. And in Ayurveda they say "Always mind Vata" - excessive vata can lead to excessive pitta (firey, irritatble, inflamation) and excessive kapha (congestion, mucus, lethargy).


So join us!! We will explore:

* Sweet, soft, cozy, nurturing yoga postures

* Breathing techniques (pranayama)

* Simple, relaxing mindfulness and meditation approaches

* Self care of the body (self oil massage and essential oils)

* Grounding foods and relaxing approaches to food

* Centering environments and activities in your daily life


No experience necessary - a very simple, calming practice. Lots of freedom to move around and modify (vata does not like to be contained!)


TO REGISTER:

1. Call or email Jess Matthiae to check for space and reserve your spot: (239-9642) or (jess2breathe@gmail.com)

2. Send payment - required at time of registration:

The cost is $45. (Some financial assistance is possible) Send a check made out to Peaceful Heart to 725 W. Alder #3 Missoula, MT 59802, drop it in the dropbox at that address (on the porch railing outside the studio) or pay online at www.paypal.me/peacefulheartyoga

Postpartum Education Series

Prepare for the "Fourth Trimester"

With Prairie Wolfe

When a baby is born, so is a mother.

Receiving the proper care and support during the postpartum time can have profound effects in both the short and long term for the mother-baby dyad.

The Fourth Trimester is an important time for both the mother and baby. By being prepared to enter the postpartum time, we can reduce feelings of depression, isolation, and confusion.

Caring for new mothers is a necessity, not a luxury. We can decrease rates of postpartum mental health disorders and improve mother-baby attachment.

During this four week series, we will cover the five pillars of postpartum care so that you and your family can be prepared to thrive during this time.


Friday evenings February 8-March 1st. 6pm-7:30.


Investment: $100, unlimited family members at the baseline price. You are encouraged to bring members of your support team.

Some spots available at a sliding scale rate- please inquire.

You can reserve your spot by making a payment to paypal.me/prairiewolfe or emailing Prairie at connectsomatically@gmail.com


Held at Peaceful Heart Yoga: 725 W. Alder #3


Light snacks and tea provided.


Prairie Wolfe is a certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider and a Certified Sexological Bodyworker. We will gathering with the curriculum created by Innate Traditions with Rachelle Garcia Seliga and referencing "The Fourth Trimester" by Kimberly Ann Johnson. You can find copies of this book at Shakespeare and Co. in Missoula.

Weekly Sunday Yoga Class

Begin your week from a place of peace...

A basic weekly drop-in yoga class, open to everyone, in the style of Kripalu Yoga. Each series will build from one class to the next and will reflect the season, however each class will be easy enough to drop in to and as always will encourage you to move according to what your body needs on any given day. We will stretch, strengthen, breathe, relax, explore mindfulness and generally come back home to our bodies in the here and now. The class is inspired by "Kripalu Yoga", which encourages you to discover your own yoga: Find subtle movement within a pose, move based on your intuition, let the practice follow you off the mat into daily life, bring the practice back to your heart as you explore the depths of who you are. All levels of experience welcome. See below for the theme of each series as inspired by ayurveda's respect of the seasons.


Drop in class every Sunday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

(no class Dec 23, Dec 30, April 21)


Class Themes run as follows:

September and October (8 classes): Send Down Roots - as we come off of the chaos of hot summer it is time to re-center through structure and routine as we prepare for the time of Vata (wind, cold, ungroundedness, anxiety, worry, scattered-ness) that comes with the fall months. We'll ground, center, encourage downward energy flow and explore home practice routines.

November and December (7 classes - last class 12/16): Heart Strengthening - we will continue to nurture our roots as we are deep in Vata season and begin to stoke the light at our hearts as we enter the darkest time of the year. We will nurture and refill our internal "well" or "bucket" first with nourishing and deep stretching poses to encourage lubrication of joints and energy flow and then let it spill out to the world.

January and February (8 classes): Energy and Breath Awareness - as the season sends us deeper into ourselves, we explore breath work (pranayama) and simple energy tools to access the more subtle layers of our being. Throughout our postures we will dive in deeper, hold poses longer, move slower and explore "Meditation in Motion".

March and April (8 classes - no class on Easter Sunday): Stoke the Fire and Cleanse - we will move and get the cobwebs out! Poses and breath work to help the digestive system, lubricate the joints, get us breathing into the deepest parts of our lungs, awaken our muscles and clear out our brains.


Cost:

$10

Or purchase 5 classes for $40

Or register for a whole 2 month theme for $60


Prenatal Yoga


Taught by Kendra Potter

For any stage of pregnancy and any level of yoga experience. Nurture your amazing body, connect with your growing baby and take a moment to breathe through all of it.

Drop in class every Friday: 12:30pm - 1:45pm

$10 per class

Purchase 5 classes for $40

Valentine's Couples Yoga

Reconnect by moving, relaxing and having fun together! A two hour partner yoga workshop to share the fun and "union" of yoga with a significant other.

Settle into the silence and rhythms of your sweetheart and learn a little about how they "tick". We will meditate, breathe, connect and move with our partners. We will explore partner yoga poses, simple couples massage, deep stretches aided by another person and guided meditation. Tune in to the breath and energy of your partner, and settle more deeply into your own being as you deeply relax with another in your space, all while having a little fun.

Thursday, February 14, 2019; 4-6pm

or

Friday, February 15, 2019; 4-6pm

"Resistant" partner?? Draught Works Brewery is right next door!! ;) Perhaps a beer afterward would sweeten the deal? The environment is very casual and fun as well and will have other "resistant" partners, so it may be a good first yoga experience.

$45 / couple

Space limited to only 6 couples per workshop, sign up today!

To reserve a spot or for questions, call (239-9642) or email (jess2breathe@gmail.com) Jess Matthiae.

Payment required at time of registration:

Send a check made out to Peaceful Heart to 725 W. Alder #3 Missoula, MT 59802, drop it in the dropbox at that address (on the porch railing outside the studio) or pay online at www.paypal.me/peacefulheartyoga

Private Yoga Sessions

Schedule a private or group session to delve deeper into your yoga practice.

** Get support in setting up your individual daily / weekly practice in your home

** Learn new postures and trouble shoot the postures giving you a hard time

** Individualized suggestions for poses, breath work, relaxation and meditation

** Gain confidence in your innate beauty and radiance!

** Settle deeper into Savasana with energy work ("assisted savasana")

What you can expect from a session:

* I offer sessions at my studio or I can come to your house if you're unable to travel easily.

* The sessions last 60 - 90 minutes, depending on how we create it. Our first session may be longer as we check in and get a good starting picture.

* As part of your session, I will also offer any relevant complementary health suggestions such as yoga poses, herbs, "home remedies", healing foods, ayurveda, homeopathy and relaxation techniques.

* You may choose to incorporate Yoga Nidra - yogic sleep or energy work into the resting period of your individualized practice.

Prices:

60 - 75 minute private lesson - $60

30 minute private yoga lesson and 60 minute CST lesson - $100

Sliding scale, trade and barter can be possible. Talk to me and we can figure it out! I'm also a member of the Missoula Time Bank Network where you could join and "pay" through your hours accumulated on the network.

Contact me for more information and to set up an appointment!