Kids Fun & Flow (Wednesdays)

One thing we hear our students say is, "I wish I would've started sooner. I can't imagine what my life would be like if I started practicing when I was young."

It is common to feel stress EVERY day. It has become an ingrained part of our culture that it's even difficult to notice it in ourselves. Children are experiencing the demands as well, yet we struggle to offer them the tools to cope.

Yoga is gaining attention as a tool for stress management, for both adults and children. It has been proven to assist with developing focus and self-regulation skills. It also provides a way to improve their self-esteem by bringing attention to the body through self-awareness. If you're anything like us, these concepts didn't dawn on us until our mid-to-late 20's or later and we're still working on them.

So what would it be like to start young?

Well, this Baltimore school has replaced detention with meditation..
Click here to read what happened.

We are so excited to offer this 4-week series.
The request for it has been through the roof, so here it is!

The six week Children’s Yoga will focus on:

·      Physical yoga poses
·      Meditation
·      Emotion Identification
·      Self-Concept
·      Education regarding benefits of exercise
·      Integration of breathing and poses to connect the body and mind

Sessions will include yoga flow, meditation techniques, games that promote learning and understanding, arts & crafts centered around a benevolent theme, music, dancing, and more. All activities are designed for children ages 8-12.

DAY: Wednesdays
TIME: 4:45 - 5:30p
DATES: December 6th - 27th
COST: $45 per child*
AGE: 8 - 12 years

PLEASE READ:

  • no drop-ins, each week is progressive in nature, building off of the week(s) prior
  • there are no refunds or make-ups for sessions missed
  • parents must sign a liability waiver at first session or prior to
  • children may be dropped off and picked back up, but please be timely
  • space is limited to 10

Rest

"Guard your balance as you would your most precious resource." - Deborah Adele

Life is crazy, busy, hectic, stressful— even when it's going perfectly, there's still a lot your carry on your plate.

So it's time. Time to wind down and turn inward to give the still space within the attention it's been longing for. This is the rejuvenation you crave and never quite schedule. Expect stillness, soft movement and soothing mental focus. This class is peace. It’s comfort. It’s...rest. 

When: Sunday December 17th
Time: 5:30 - 7:00p
Cost: $20 Registration*
Instructor: Joane Wire
*10% off for members

SOLSTICE: From Dark to Light

Soon we undergo the transition from dark to light. As the night begins to shorten, and the days begin to brighten, we ask that you take a moment to pause and reflect on your year's journey.

We welcome back our beloved Samantha Willy to guide you through an all levels practice that brings in qualities of both dark and light. Feel the heat and warmth rise as you fluidly move and the body cool in the stillness of yin. Throughout the practice you'll be asked to tap into the inner guidance that's innate in each of us so that you may leave feeling harmonized and rejuvenated.

When: Wednesday December 27th*
Time: 6:30 - 8:00p
Cost: $20 registration
Instructor: Samantha Willy

READ: Learning to Walk in the Dark

"NO TWO PERSONS READ THE SAME BOOK." EDMUND WILSON

Welcome to Ignite Yoga's inaugural book club! As with everything Ignite and yoga, the journey is to expand your mind. All books will be selected to encourage you to contemplate, think, and perhaps, act. In our meetings, we will gain insight on how differently we each approach the same book and support one another as we tap deeper into the spiritual journey we are all on.

Meetings will be held quarterly to discuss one book in its entirety. Each book will be announced at the book club meeting and allotted 1.5 - 2 months reading time so that you can enjoy and absorb all that you're ingesting.

The intention of our book club is to further our learning and growth off the mat while creating space for our Ignite Yoga community to come together. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Each meeting is held at Ignite Yoga studio
  • Group discussion facilitated by Joane Wire
  • Beer, wine, water, and tea are provided at each meeting
  • Snacks provided by book club attendees to share
  • Books are announced at each book club meeting and to be read prior to next meeting
  • Meetings held Feb 11th, May 6th, August 19th, and November 4th 2018.

JOIN THE FUN

READ: Learning to Walk in the Dark

When: Sunday February 11th
Time: 7:00 - 8:30p
Facilitator: Joane Wire
Cost*: Yearly Membership - $65 one time fee
           Drop-in - $18 per meeting
*10% off for Ignite Yoga members

 

       

ReTREAT - Asheville, NC

Breathe in the cool crisp air of the mountains. Walk along wooded paths as you listen to the softness of Mother Nature's sounds. Smell the leaves, pine, wood, and grass... scents that only exist far away from pavement and busyness. Feel the vastness around you as it quietly reminds you of all that you truly are.

This is the intention of our Asheville, NC ReTREAT. Our hope is that in the course of 3-days, you can nestle into the calm and quiet of the mountains and spend 100% of your time and energy to nurture yourself. When you step away from the life that surrounds you, you get an opportunity to reflect, ask yourself important questions, connect to spirit, and explore what means the most to you. These days will be a journey of self-love, joy, and healing.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Over the course of the ReTREAT, you will participate in stillness, movement, and discussion. More specifically:

  • seated meditation
  • walking meditation
  • hiking (optional)
  • massage (optional)
  • vinyasa yoga practice and workshops
  • gentle and restorative yoga practice
  • self inquiry through guided group discussion

Check-in is 5:00p on Thursday March 1st
Check-out is 12:00p on Sunday March 4th

FACILITATORS
All sessions will be guided by Justina Sanford and/or Joane Wire. Between the two, you will find the perfect combination of support, accountability, kindness, and guidance.

Justina Sanford, 500 E-RYT

Justina is the head catalyzer at Ignite Yoga. During this retreat, she will guide you through vinyasa practices, pranayama, and facilitate daily discussions.

Joane Wire, 200 RYT

Joane is the Whole Being Director at Ignite Yoga. During this retreat, she will guide you through daily meditation, restorative yoga practices, and co-facilitate discussions. 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
Thursday
5:00p Check-in and settle-in
6:30p Dinner
8:00p Evening discussion and yoga practice

Friday/Saturday
7:00a Breakfast
8:00a Morning meditation and opening
9:15a Morning yoga practice
11:00a Lunch and break
1:00p Discussion
3:30p Break
5:00p Evening discussion and meditation
6:30p Dinner
7:45p Evening discussion and yoga practice

Sunday
7:00a Hike
8:00a Morning meditation and yoga practice
10:00a Brunch
12:00p Depart (head home or to downtown Asheville!)

INVESTMENT
When you take time to nourish your body—your mind—your soul... what you get is priceless. It's a feeling, an experience, that when lost, you will seek it out again and again and again. If there were words to place upon it, the closest  would be clarity, peace, and a sense of wholeness. A feeling like you stepped back into who you are and you can take your life back.

Included in the investment of your ReTreat is the following:

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily meditations
  • Daily guided inquiry discussions
  • Easy access to hiking and mountain views
  • 3-nights at Bend of Ivy Lodge
  • 8-clean, whole, locally sourced meals

Single Room - $ 1297
Shared Room - $ 997
*8 person minimum, 15 person maximum
*$500 deposit is required with registration to reserve your spot

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