Meridian Systems Yoga is an innovative method that utilizes elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine through a basic and easy practice. It is a quiet and gentle method for people of all ages, body types and fitness levels, designed to stimulate Qi flow and remove Qi blockages of particular meridian groups. Meridian Systems Yoga makes both yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine simple and accessible and allows you to design your practice according to your individual physical and emotional concerns. Cost: Donation
Kundalini Yoga w/ Sat Sandesh
Wednesday's ~ 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, consists of simple yoga traditions that can be enjoyed by everyone. It includes; breath (pranayam), postures (asanas), chanting (mantra) and meditation. Come experience your higher consciousness! Cost: $15 Suggested donation. Sliding scale available.
Therapeutic Meditation and Yoga w/ Jokia
Thursday's ~ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Yoga and meditation for everyone! I offer a class geared to help settle mind and body with ease and joy. My class begins with ten minutes of meditation. Sitting, walking or lying down. We then progress to thirty minutes of gentle asana practice. We close with deep relaxation, using that time to check in and be present to how that day’s class practice feels. My classes encourage students to explore how meditation and yoga asanas impact their daily life. It is open to all levels of experience. This class is offered to the community as a gift by donation.
Thursday's ~ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Qi Gong w/ Beverly
Thursday's ~ 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Find your rhythm of life in the foundation of Qigong Tai Chi. LEARN Easy moving, standing and seated protocol to find balance in your daily life with the traditional (energy work) Qigong and (moving meditation) Tai Chi of this ancient medicine. Cost: Free to FOTE Clients, $10 suggested donation for general public
Song Circle w/ Angela and Amy
Thursday's ~ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Empowering songs from around the world are absorbed and sung using call/response, repetition and movement. Rounds, chants, 3 & 4-part harmonies as well as a focus on healthy vocal production are part of every session. A completely different choir experience, this group invigorates your connection to yourself and your community. Cost: $15+tax. Discount cards available. www.7thwavesingers.com
About The Instructors
Lee Herrera has been practicing yoga for twenty six years and certified as a yoga teacher in 2001. He practiced Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga before developing Meridian Systems Yoga. Lee worked as a social worker for many years and holds an MSW degree. For more info: www.msy.yoga
TESTIMONIAL "Meridian Systems Yoga works like a miracle for me. It feels like no other yoga class that I’ve ever taken. Before coming to Lee’s classes my kidneys were failing. My doctors believed that I would need a kidney transplant. Four months into Lee’s classes and my kidneys are fully functioning again. My doctors could not explain this, but I started feeling better after my very first class. I feel that Meridian systems yoga is helping me unblock my emotions too. Everything in my body is flowing in a positive wholeness that I never felt before. It helps me carry on through my days with lower levels of stress, anxiety and worry. I sleep much better at night too. "– Joyce Williams
Joyce "Jokai" Williams has decades of experience in meditation and yoga. She has practiced with many teachers and has received lay ordination in Prajna Mountain Buddhist Order and the White Plum Sangha in 2007. She is honored to share here years of experience in wellness with the Paradiso community.
7th Wave is Angela Gabriel and Amy Elizah. With a combined 60 years of facilitation and performance experience, they expertly hold a space where participants enjoy and connect with their own voice and each other.
Sat Sandesh has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since she was 11 and began teaching at 16. She finds her practice brings her more neutrality, grace, and courage.