The Tao of Blooming
Yoga Classes in Mansfield, Storrs, and Chaplin, CT
Thai Yoga Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki,
Therapeutic Yoga, Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu,
Spiritual Counseling, Vocal/Singing Instruction/Chanting
breath and movement
stillness and presence
Come and share in the practice of yoga;
a time of gift and discipline,
resting in the warmth of rising and balancing wellness.
Please come as you are.
The atmosphere is one of detailed guidance, challenge,
respect for inner listening, and deep relaxation.
Yoga practices support a life of healthful beauty and peace,
strength and insight,
freedom of movement and flowing energy.
Yoga loves your body.
For all yoga classes, children age 8 and older with an adult, and teenagers are always welcome!
Beginners always welcome!
What to expect in a yoga class
Yoga classes evolve from the essence of yoga itself. Sometimes classes have music (which varies from sacred yogic sound to local instrumentals or world music, classical mastery or simple quiet sounds). Sometimes we practice without music. We always are attentive to breath (pranayam) detailed exploratory movement, and awakening awareness. There is great respect for individual needs and body wisdom, encouraging you to listen to your body, and above all enlivening your trust of yourself.
Sometimes we use toning with our voices or focus in on chakras, mantras, or energy meditations. We are using the science of energy movement in the physicality of the body to nourish our whole selves into the ultimate state of health, which is -responsive centeredness-. Our practice on the yoga mat is our practice for daily living. It is to be present from a deepening inner well of serenity, one breath at a time, and not to be overly swayed by influences from the periphery. These influences can be so many, including the peripheral noise of our own judgments and ruminations. Often we are challenged most by our own thoughts. We mindfully release any ideas or habits that inhibit a growing and natural affirmation of life. In our practice we breathe and move our bodies: strengthening, balancing, stretching, being challenged or soothed by sound or silence. More information on Yoga classes
The experiences of your heart and body delight in quiet listening,
re-acquaintance, and playfulness.
The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love,
Born out of compassion for all beings.
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.
Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it. -Rumi