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Meditation


This class is taught by:

Mary Sue Hayward


I am a yoga teacher who works with students seeking a gentle approach to movement and yoga postures. I discovered yoga in mid-life and understand what it is like to be a beginner. With a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from SMU, 200-hour and 500-hour registered yoga teacher certifications, and a HeavyWeight Yoga certification, I work with new or returning students, students with physical limitations, overweight students, and even experienced yoga practitioners. My classes focus on making yoga accessible no matter what challenge you experience. I emphasize safe alignment and gentle transitions between poses. In addition to yoga, I’m an enthusiastic walker. You might see me at White Rock Lake walking and doing yoga to support walking fitness. In my career ‘past life’ I was a geologist, a training and development specialist for scientists, and a learning disabilities diagnostician for children.

Erin Brandao

Erin Brandao (E-RYT 500 )
I took my first yoga class in college in the early 2000’s and all I can remember about it is that I always fell asleep in savasana, the resting post at the end of every class. An workout that ended with a nap sounded pretty good to me! Over the next few years I flirted off and on with yoga until it became an integral part of my life and recovery after the death of my mother. The first time someone suggested I could be a teacher myself, I laughed and said no way. Good thing the Divine has a sense of humor too, because in 2011 I became certified through Namah Shivaya’s teacher training program and now I serve as the lead trainer for our weekday program. What I love most about yoga is its diversity. There is a yoga style, class, or teacher for everyone. I teach active physically challenging classes like ashtanga and all levels flow, relaxing and accessible options like restorative and gentle, as well as a weekly yoga class just for kids! Yoga has given me so many gifts, from physical health to mental peace to spiritual awakening, and I would love to share the gifts of yoga with you as well. Sign up for a group class or contact the studio to book a private lesson with me and begin your own journey today!

Wendy Loven

I started practicing yoga in 2003 in order to help my body recover from a back injury. I soon discovered that yoga was good for so much more than healing back pain, it helped in all areas of my life, from reducing stress to building strength. In 2013, I completed the 200 hour training at Namah Shivaya and in 2015, I completed the 300 hour training. I love introducing new students to the benefits of yoga and showing them the myriad of ways that yoga can be used to improve every aspect of your life!
 
 
This intro to meditation class will lay the foundation of a successful meditation practice, including breath work, concentration, and deep relaxation. Classes will vary in mediation styles allowing all participants, including beginners, to learn a variety of tools to establish a practice. An introduction to hand mudras (gestures), chakras (energy centers), and mantras (energetic statements) will be explained and introduced should you choose to practice them. Dress comfortably.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 12 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Thu Dec 13 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Wed Dec 19 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Thu Dec 20 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Mary Sue Hayward
  • Fri Dec 21 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven
  • Wed Dec 26 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Fri Dec 28 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven
  • Wed Jan 02 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Fri Jan 04 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven
  • Wed Jan 09 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Fri Jan 11 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven
  • Wed Jan 16 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Fri Jan 18 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven
  • Wed Jan 23 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Fri Jan 25 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven
  • Wed Jan 30 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Fri Feb 01 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven
  • Wed Feb 06 10:30 am - 11:00 am with Erin Brandao
  • Fri Feb 08 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Wendy Loven