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  "Practice to rejuvenate 
"Mind, Body and Spirit"

How are you managing today?  I hope that you are thriving in Body, Mind & Spirit.

Balancing all is sometimes tough, but if you can attain this "balance" then you likely will have better immune efficiency, resiliency, and an overall feeling of well-being. Yoga offers this on many levels.

 

You don't need to be an experienced yogi to start a class........ you only need to start!

I am known in the community for a compassionate approach and adapting classes to meet individual needs. Crystal Spirit's yoga studio and outdoor garden provides a supportive and welcoming space, where students of all ages and physical abilities can come unwind and explore the healing benefits of Kriya Yoga.

April 19, 2022Dear Friends, Yogis, and Faithfully Curious Followers:I’m sitting in my beautiful space upstairs in our yoga studio, spending some time thinking back and looking forward.There are so many blessings to be counted, sometimes one can’t keep track. It’s what I have been doing lately. Looking forward to the emergence (+ more of), spring.  A time when our daily activity decisions aren’t too weather-related, watching for that hint of blue sky to add a wee bit of inspiration.I feel that you all are so very patiently waiting for yoga to begin, I am too. As well as our sound healings to start vibrating through our village and the peacefulness of our Yoga Nidra practice to nourish our rest again.And with all that in mind, I’m going to fill you in on the plan. I’m not a big sharer, but I learning.So, here goes…. I have been (for the past 2 yrs.), experiencing some underlying health issues. Well, I finally have some definitive results and a plan.I am going in for surgery on May 6 to remove a nerve sheath tumor (benign), in my chest. It is likely causing some problems with breathing and swallowing. I expect to have some weeks of recuperation, just in time to start yoga in the warm rays of the sun.I will be ready to post the class and session startup via newsletter and social media when I feel fit to return.I’m thinking the sound healing will be the first to begin. Then, as my voice returns back, Yoga and Yoga Nidra of course. I am focused on the end of May.  You must all know that you are my rocks; your faces still fill me with gratitude. And, as I look back on all our amazing classes, workshops, and events we have shared together, I see a summer full of yoga and healing, fun and laughter on the mat.I also know, you will hold my restoration to good health in your hearts.That’s all for now.With Peace and Love. ePs thanks everyone for your contributions to the survey which was included in the last newsletter. I will be using this info to build a yoga program. (it's not too late if you missed it. (it's here).If you at all have any suggestions please don't hesitate to shoot me an email. 

Understanding Yoga

 

KRIYA YOGA

Kriya is a system that deals directly with the mind, its structure, and dynamics. Embodied within it is mystical psychology that offers a profound recognition of how we create, sustain, and dissolve the circumstances of our life.

"The subtle body floats in all of us". We have all experienced it after a pose.....  if we give ourselves time to feel that calming energy, maybe a tingle, or maybe heat. Assessing this subtle energy allows an awakening to happen, an experience of transformation of Consciousness that enriches one's life on every level. 

PRANAYAMA

Breathe is the base of all meditative practices, to root ourselves in the breath brings on the transformation from outer (mind-based, material distraction, worry, etc.), to the inner witness. The one which is watching, the one which can teach, the one which holds the wisdom. Take the step forward -  into the journey and witness the destiny of breath awareness.

TESTIMONIALS

“I was in a car accident and the sustained injuries to my central nervous system caused pain and limited movement.  I was not able to partake in my usual yoga class. I learned of Elizabeth's restorative yoga class and decided to give it a try knowing that yoga practice heals.  I learned very quickly that Elizabeth was a very knowledgeable yoga teacher whom I could trust. I found that within the group class Elizabeth intuitively works with each person individually.  Elizabeth has eyes at the back of her head! Each class works on the whole person, mind, body and spirit. But it was Elizabeth's most beautiful loving spirit that impacted me the most. I had found a place to heal. With so much gratitude." ~ Margaret

"My massage therapist noticed a dramatic improvement of my  spine. I was told (in the past) that I have a curvature in my spine, which often causes complications. Now, there is a dramatic improvement and I can thank my yoga practice for that.” ~ R

"Between the Restor and Aqua yoga sessions my knees no longer bother me as badly as they have in the past. My range of motion and muscular health are vastly improved and I no longer feel like my shoulders are up around my ears! Liz is always attentive and helpful when we are trying to reach our potential for poses and she is very intuitive when it comes to knowing what we need and how we feel. I sincerely feel that my quality of life has improved and although stress is always part of our lives, I now have the tools I need to manage it! "~ Melissa G.

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My mission is to bring peace and balance into the lives of this community and beyond.  To help achieve wellness of mind and body. I offer a wide range of healing methods, rooted in culture and knowledge that comes from wisdom and from the heart.