Reiki Yoga, as the name suggests, is a combination of the two wellness practices of yoga, from India, and of reiki, from Japan. Reiki yoga encourages the student to explore beyond the dimensions of traditional yoga, which include poses and breath work, and includes a therapeutic aspect of energy work through reiki teachings. Reiki is the flow of universal life force in all living beings, and more specifically, the practice of directing this energy for increased overall health. In this class, yogis will practice gentle movement and postures, while exploring their own energy field and listening to their bodies as they appose their own hands onto their body to direct the flow of reiki. Mercedes will also support participants with mini “treatments” as they hold postures. Reiki yoga uses a combination of hatha and yin postures as well as reiki hand positions for self-treatments. It leaves yogis feeling grounded and energized.
Mercedes loves practising and sharing yin yoga’s many gifts; from fostering tissue and joint health, to optimizing organ health, to its meditative approach. Yin yoga is a gentler, yet still effective practice, which aims to stretch connective tissue (e.g. fascia, ligaments, tendons) beyond muscular elongation, and this is accomplished by maintaining postures for upwards of 2 minutes as the muscles relax and the body settles into a pose. This is also why use of props is highly encouraged to support the body and avoid injury. Mercedes is fascinated by the connection of yin yoga to Meridian Theory, and how postures activate the energy flow of specific meridians and that in turn, stimulates blood flow and oxygen to these organs, fostering their optimal health.
Hatha yoga is a breath-led asana practice accessible to all levels. It’s perfect for beginners, and it’s a staple for experienced yogis. The sequences promote strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. Whether you are looking to support your body’s health or aiming to complement another physical activity, hatha yoga will fill your cup. Hatha yoga is like a cup of tea; soothing, warming (but not hot) and energizing. Come get your cup of hatha and drink in clarity!
Hatha with flare! Flow yoga is about breath and sequences. Flow yoga is almost like a dance, where the transitions are as important as the poses practiced. To flow is to live. There is a little less focus on breaking down alignment as flow tends to suggest at least familiarity with classic poses. Great for intermediate yogi(ni)s!
Yoga to tune-up your energy centres and balance your aura…! Combining breath, chants, movements and poses that stimulate and balance either specific or several chakras for greater body, heart, mind, soul harmony. Good for all levels of practitioners. Come experience your rainbow!
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Yoga with Mercedes
(Bright Star Woman)
After practising yoga for a few years, Mercedes discovered its power in 2012 as a support to overcoming burnout and depression. Mercedes is a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) who is passionate about empowering people to center, ground and heal, through mindful movement and breath. Mercedes specializes in therapeutic style of yoga, which translates into yin yoga, reiki yoga, chakra yoga and meditation. Her classes are influenced by her indigenous and celtic backgrounds and her keen interest in mudras. She frequently uses chants, a native drum, a Tibetan bowl, or bells to support her students’ practice. Through yoga, Mercedes holds space for her students to tap into their personal power, helping them create harmony in mind, heart and body. Mercedes is also an Usui and Blue Star Reiki Master Teacher and a keeper of indigenous rites who carries this nurturing energy into her classes. Mercedes’ classes leave students feeling relaxed, energized and centered.