New VaihAyasa (Aerial Yoga) Class
The Sanskrit word for Aerial Yoga is VaihAyasa, which means moving or suspending in the air. VaihAyasa uses a soft fabric hammock that allows the student to deeply relax into proper alignment without strain to the joints. Using the fabric to assist with inversion allows the spine and neck to decompress. The weight of your body supported by the fabric creates space in the neck and spine. Stretching is easier and benefits the connective tissue, the fabric is a wonderful prop that allows deep stretching, strengthening and releasing.
The benefits of VaihAyassa (Aerial Yoga):
- Decompresses the spine
- Deeper stretches to release connective tissue
- Creates space in the body
- Safe traction in the neck by pulling gently on the spine to open the vertebral column
- Eliminate toxins and lactic acid build-up
- Clearer mind
- Glowing skin and reduced wrinkles
Classes are limited to 13. Please sign-up ahead of time for Saturday Aerial Yoga classes, as these classes fill up quickly. Let your instructor know about medical issues such as glaucoma, heart problems, or dizziness.
Please note: The fabric can snag easily, so please do not wear jewelery and keep nails trimmed. Also wear a shirt that covers your underarms for comfort. Don't eat or drink right before class.
Ridgely Retreat OPEN HOUSE!
Saturday, March 8th
Join us as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary!
There will be numerous raffles, FREE chair massage between 2:00 & 4:00pm, our Pilates studio will be open, and our new Tapas studio will be open. Plus...demos and presentations all day.
12:30-1:00om : Welcome
1:00-1:30pm : Aerial Yoga Demo with Andie (participation optional)
1:30-2:00pm : Presentation on Bowenwork with Helen Leonard
2:00-2:30pm : Presentation on Chiropractic with Dr. Alexander
2:30-3:00pm : The Art of Alignment in Yoga with Paul Malley
3:00-3:30pm : Presentation on Zero Balancing/Body Work with Jose Vega
3:30-4:00pm : Presentation on Homeopathy with Breeda Pixley
4:00-4:30pm : Shamanic Healing : A return to Wholeness with Beth Terrance
4:30-5:00pm : Drawing for Raffle and Closing Words
Conscious Dance Annapolis
Saturday, March 8th 7:30-9:30pm
$15 per person
Conscious Dance Annapolis offers opportunities to express yourself authentically in a body-based way. We select the music to support freedom of movement for both yourself individually and within the collective, and to encourage you to be in your body while energy and intention move through you. Our event begins with slow, grounding music which builds to include a variety of tempos, rhythms, and genres, then ends quietly and sweetly, encouraging meditation and reflection.
Saturday, March 15th
$30 or two class card punches
This is a unique opportunity to learn Qi Gong, basic Qi Gong routines, restore youthfullness at any age, and learn to maintain a healthy body and mind.
This is a gentle, no impact practice suitable for everyone.
This class is led by Alex Bechtold of Little Creek Kung Fu.
Spring Renewal Celebration
Saturday, March 22nd
3:00-5:00pm (please register by 3/20)
$30 or 2 class card punches
Spring is a time of rebirth.
As we move out of the shell of winter, therre is an opportunity to clear and let
go of what is ready to be released, to make room for and to invite new energies to emerge.
Join us for an afternoon of connection and exploration as we harmonize with the rhythm of the season. Our time will include a talking circle, meditation, sound healing, and Shamanic Journey and Ritual
Hosted by Lolly Jefferson and Beth Terrance.
Exploring Yoga Nidra
Saturday, March 29th
$27, or two class card punches
Envision yourself free from limitations of the past, stress
about the present, and worries about the future. Experience a higher level of contentment and fufillment with Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra, also known as Yogic Sleep or Sleep with Awareness, methodically unwinds the nervous system,
slows down the brainwaves, and induces a deep meditative state of relaxed conciousness.
In the practice we will create a personal intention, prepare the body with a deep stretching yoga practice, relax fully while gently being led into a deeply nourishing meditation using guided imagery, breathing, and body scanning,
designed to assist you in realizing your intentions as you align with your highest truth.
This class will be led by Aimee Seal, RYT500.
Sunday, March 30th
1:00-3:00 pm, $30 or 2 class card punches
Introduction to basic Push-Hands, a non-violent practice based on recieving and redirecting energy. A moving meditation in which two people interact in a continual, peaceful, fluid motion.
Lead by Alex Bechtold of Little Creek Kung Fu.