Although we will keep our space at Divine Play we will no longer be in Suite 211 as of April 22nd. We’ve found a place on the downtown pedestrian mall. Some classes and massages will keep rolling during the transition period out of Divine Play. (We have a full home studio for massages in the Fry Springs area of Charlottesville.) By the first week of May we’ll be moved! And continue to be awesome! Stay tuned to our class schedule for updates. For example, 9:00 am classes are now registration required.
A heart felt thank you for building this community with us!
We are very excited to announce the Spring 2016 series of Zin & Zen. This series will be held on Saturdays beginning April 16th and we will be meeting at local wineries for a 60 minute gentle, outdoor Vinyasa practice led by Margaret Stella. Immediately following the practice we will sample some local wine.
April 16th at White Hall Vineyards
June 25th at Blenheim Vineyards
August 13th at Glass House Winery
September 24th at Blenheim Vineyards
$20 per class. Free for unlimited members. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.
Should there be rain or cold Warm Gentle Vinyasa will be held in beautiful yoga studio located in the Glass building in downtown Charlottesville (313 SE 2nd St) and carpool to the vineyards. Regular carpool may also be available from this location.
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Weight loss is a multifaceted problem and Yoga is a multifaceted solution. At Hydra Hot Yoga we have been shedding pounds and sculpting bodies for our students for the last two years with our Hot Yoga, Hot Vinyasa and Warm Vinyasa classes. But the real results, we feel, our in our students smiles. Yoga maximizes happiness, wisdom, and peace of mind. Along the way, a fitter body and more relaxed mind do come about. Yoga is famous for increasing physical strength and flexibility, as well as alleviating stress and other negative emotions. Conscious breathing and cultivation of positive mental qualities through meditation, and mindfulness of our interactions in the world make yoga powerful for weight loss because it approaches the mental aspects which cause unbalanced eating habits.
We are offering special morning fitness and wellness program that approaches weight loss at every angle. The physical exercise is addressed in 2 weekly morning OR afternoon Warm Vinyasa classes, with only our most experienced, fun and thoughtful teachers. Each class is designed along the specific physical need of each student in small group classes. You’re never too inflexible or out of shape to get started. Included in the program is a regular dietary consultant along the lines of your own Yogic Body Type or “Dosha”. You may be surprised what is easy for another to eat is quite difficult for your system to process/digest. You may be surprised at how easy it will be, using mindfulness principles, to avoid the foods that are holding you down.
This special series class enrolls new students each month and our first series starts in November 2014. Classes will meet twice a week, additional consultations on stress and dieting occur by appointment on Saturday. The cost for the program is $75 for month classes, consultations and massage (30 mins appox) are all included this is suggested to be added to any class pass in the Hydra Hot Yoga program. For any questions or a free consultation please contact Kelly Zimmerman at 434-249-9744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for soothing meditation practice every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:30am in the Warm Vinyasa class.
We also partner with a local Dharma Center Wednesday at 7:00pm or Saturday at 11:00am at the Jefferson Tibetan Society, behind Cherry Avenue. We encourage students of all backgrounds to learn classical shamatha, or breath-focused, mediation. Unlike other forms of deep-tissue massage therapy and work-out yoga, Thai Massage and the style of Hot Yoga and Warm Vinyasa we practice at Hydra Yoga Spa encourages a deeper understanding of these spiritual practices.
Although our yoga instructors and massage therapists lead small portions of guided meditation durning class, the traditional cultivation of regular meditation practice and understanding the Dharma has tremendous physical and mental benefits. Although spiritual in nature, these practices can be easily incorporated into any persons practice of prayer or relaxation time. Meditation decreases stress and anxiety, increases focus and clarity, relieves migraines, chronic fatigue, depression and mood swings (to name a few). Meditation, and the mental insight it induces is like the drug that cures all aliments. Simply put, meditation is massage for the brain and emotional spirit. Help us find the right class for you!
Suggested $10 donation for Wednesday and Saturdays.
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