Flow into Summer
Yoga and Meditation Series
4 weeks 60 minute classes
When: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, June 7, 14, 21, 28 *Special Summer Solstice class June 21st
Where: Simply Fitness, downtown Nashville, IN, virtual option available
Cost: $88 Paid in full or $25 drop in per class
Each class will begin with yoga, followed by guided a breathing exercise and meditation designed to aid in detoxing, rejuvenated and revitalizing the mind and body. Students signed up will get a description of the themed yoga class along with the breathing exercises and descriptions with benefits of each to keep.
Deepen your practice of yoga, pranayama (breathing) and meditation. In the 4 weeks you will learn 4 breathing exercises, 4 guided meditations in addition to yoga sequences. The classes will give you tools and techniques to help increase your mindfulness, yoga and meditation practice. We will incorporate mindfulness practices throughout the series. By the end of the 4 weeks you will have a deeper understanding of a mindfulness practice that you can incorporate into your daily life to help increase mental, physical and emotional health and wellness.
Danielle obtained her yoga teacher training and meditation certification through SoulWork by Adi Shakti in Costa Rica. She is a Reiki Master, Thai masseuse, carries Wilderness First Aid and her Professional Mountain Bike Certification. Danielle is an adjunct professor at Indiana University and teaches Mindfulness in the Outdoors through the School of Public Health. She is the founder and creator of the Online Outdoor Wellness programs.
Danielle and her wife founded and own outdoor adventure company, DNK Presents, Brown County Bikes, the only full-service premiere bike shop located in downtown Nashville, IN, non-profit organization, Live Adventurously, that hosts the annual Women’s Adventure Giveaway program. Danielle founded the outdoor wellness organization, Soulful Trail.
Reflect on the experiences of awe in your life and join me in a guided awe meditation.
I was taking my son for our regular walk last week in the yard. We are lucky to have a mix of open space, woods and a pond we share with the neighbors. Our usual half-way point is on the other side of the water, that’s where I take a moment to stop, take in a few deep, slow breaths, and reflect on the surrounding beauty. It’s here when I get my moment of awe, the feeling of wonder, amazement, and admiration. I don’t have too long before my son wants me to keep moving again but even though these moments of awe are short they fill up over time, day after day, week after week.
The first time I heard about an awe moment was several months ago listening to an episode from Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday podcast, one of the questions Oprah asked her guest at the end was, “when was the last time you had an awe moment”. I thought about the last time I felt a feeling of awe, it happened to be that morning, but I wanted to make sure to incorporate moments of awe in my daily life. Since having a baby my meditation practice has taken on new forms, which has been a blessing in disguise. I am now able to find meditation, mindfulness and moments of awe in ways I never thought before and was able to use some of these new methods in our latest Online Outdoor Wellness program.
Awe doesn’t have to be trekking to the top of a 14,000 ft. peak to see the sunrise over a snow-capped mountain range or being in the room when a new baby is born into the world. It can be each and every day, usually for me my awe moments are in nature; a blue heron swooping down from the sky diving towards the water, the sound of the breeze rustling through the trees in the forest, watching the bees pollinate from flower to flower in our yard. Our 14-month old son gives me awe moments and of course a lot aw moments too! An awe moment is another form of mindfulness, meditation and gratitude. It allows me to pause, look, listen and be fully present in an experience where I am consciously aware of the now.
Join me in a guided meditation exercise to experience and reflect on a moment of awe. Watch or close your eyes and listen to the practice below.