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“I am proud to have stuck to my guts in several very intense situations and hold true to my hearts intention of founding a center where I can focus solely on the concept of health …”
Wanderlust Weekly: Congrats on the growth of Hydra Yoga Therapy! What inspired it’s creation? Kelly Zimmerman: I found there was a need for a fully integrated yoga and massage experience within a studio. The key to this is a fully working knowledge of anatomy and the energetic body from our instructors and therapists. We hold massages, group yoga classes and private yoga classes but we also hold yearly modules for our new and current yoga teachers to learn massage elements and our massage therapists to learn the ancient yoga concepts and colorful modern popular yoga styles. The vision of massage and yoga is entirely my own formula which I call “Hydra”. From massage to yoga everything is customized uniquely to the clients individual strength and healing needs.
Wanderlust Weekly: You’ve built a strong community following in Campbell, what are some of your proudest moments? Kelly Zimmerman: From the comparatively sleepy town of Charlottesville to the Wild Wild West of Silicon Valley I went from friendly college-town mouse to big-city gunslinger with grit and tons of heart. I am proud to have stuck to my guts in several very intense situations and hold true to my hearts intention of founding a center where I can focus solely on the concept of health. When you set your intention properly you create space for a positive, rewarding community. I am proud everyday to share the gift of yoga and massage with others.
Wanderlust Weekly: We wish you continued success in 2017, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Kelly Zimmerman: Thank you so much! Back at you! I thought about your guys as I was hiking from hotel to hotel in the northern Italian alps last April. I won’t able to put it together this year but in 2018 I hope to hold a retreat in the Alps because I found them so healing and inspiring. I am also getting into snowboarding here in Tahoe, which is very beautiful, so maybe I can hold a retreat nearby.
Yin and Restorative Yoga have become increasingly popular over the years as people have realized the importance of giving back to their own bodies. In Yin Yoga, poses are held for longer periods of time, stretching the connective tissues that aren’t always exercised in a regular asana practice. A gentle, beginner class, Restorative/Yin involves variations of seated and supine poses held for several minutes with the use of supportive props. Yin Yoga is designed to help regulate the flow of energy in the body, and Restorative is about centering breath and body and triggering relaxation.
Join our Friday night Candlelight Flow for a relaxing way to end the week with some gentle vinyasa, appropriate for all levels. This class is a more meditative practice with low lights and candles to encourage inner guidance and self expression. With a little Yin/Restorative thrown in, it’s a nice way to relax and refresh on a Friday night.
Big thanks to all the yogis who came out for our Hike and Climb! It’s good mental yoga and physical yoga to get out of one’s regular routine and try something new. Being in nature, although chilly, is so good for Hot Yoga Lovers like us at this time of year when we spend so much time indoors. Fresh air, sunshine so good for the lungs and internal organs and that steep incline of Humpback Rock so good for those thighs and glutes! We’d be happy to offer this workshop again throughout the year. We’ll get that level 0 rock one day!! Please remember to register in advance in order to order your gear. Namaste Adventurers!
You don’t know the meaning of relaxed until you have tried our Qi Gong class. Taught by an expert in the practice, enjoy the peace of opening yourself to the energy that surrounds and flows through you. The perfect adjunct to any yoga practice, Qi gong has proven many physical and mental health benefits. Prepare yourself to feel complete mental bliss and harmony with your own physical being. Regular class rates apply.
Wednesday’s at 5:00 PM and Saturday’s at 12:00pm
The contest for the 60 minute Thai Massage was a complete draw! Between Sahtiya’s “School to Prison Pipeline Outfit”, Alaric’s “Roman Toga” and Lisa’s “Pink Bunny Hat”.
All of your accounts have been updated on Mind Body for a 30 minute massage with Kelly Zimmerman. Enjoy!!
We have been having a blast this fall enjoying the beautiful weather and yummy wine Central Virginia has to offer. We just added a few new photos to the gallery of our fall events! Two more dates left, register below…
Due to the success we have scheduled our Fall/Winter Zin & Zen dates. Join us:
November 14th at 12:00 PM
December 12th at 12:00 PM
Weather Clause: Depending on the weather the yoga class maybe held at our studio (or replaced with a “yoga jog” or other cooler weather workout) and then we will carpool to the vineyard for the tasting! These yoga/workouts will have a higher intensity due to cooler weather. In extreme weather will will move the event indoors. Expect “Yoga Jogs”, wine cellar meditations or indoor yoga classes.
Strength Flow, Inversions, and Restorative Inversions for Health!
Plus each participant will receive a FREE 10 Page Inversions Playbook
- Friday November 13th 6:15pm
- Friday November 20th 6:15pm
- Friday November 27th 6:15pm
$20/session or Free! for Unlimited Members. Other students can use your rewards points for $10 off for you or a friend!
We are honored to host this series of teachings on “From Mindfulness to Peace” with Venerable Tenzin Gephel, a Buddhist monk from the Geluk-pa lineage, the same lineage as His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the resident teacher of the local Jefferson Tibetan Society.
This will be an amazing teaching, connecting the modern day Mindfulness movement to ancient Buddhist theory and practice. This will be a great start for beginners in meditation and will add a lot of insight for intermediate practitioners of meditation.
The workshop will has been postponed but we hope to announce new dates soon!
Hydra Yoga Spa has a unique program which is ideal for beginning students. This package offers new students 20 days for only $20 AND one free workshop a month!
While we have some classes which are “easier” and some that are “harder” all our classes are open and manageable for beginning students. Small class sizes and super positive instructors make Hydra Yoga Spa the ideal place to forge a consistent practice which will last a life time.
Small class sizes mean we can only accept 5 new beginners each month. So if you’re interested register on MindBody today!
Once a month Hydra holds a workshop just for beginners! Ask questions about postures, understand modifications, learn to meditate, discuss diet (no pressure) and learn about your unique energetic body type or “dosha”. This quick check is integral to setting you on the right path of strength and healing in your asana practice but is not required for beginners. Come if you can or just enjoy the classes!
We only accept 5 students a month, must be new students or students who haven’t attended class in 3 months or more