Yoga

easy yoga intoduction for beginners oviedo winter springs

Yoga

The techniques of Yoga date back more than 5000 years. The word yoga means yoke or union as it unites the body, mind & spirit. Yoga is a preventative & therapeutic tool, and is a practice of health & wellness.

Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But, while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the tradition in which the teacher has trained.

Your individual experience with yoga will be unique to you and will develop over time. One of the amazing things about yoga is that your practice is always evolving and changing, so it never gets boring! Anyone can start a yoga practice. Not flexible? Not very strong? No problem. If you make the commitment, yoga can and will help!

Why should you choose Sacred Moments Yoga Studio to be YOUR place to practice?

We have searched and found some of the BEST yoga instructors in Central Florida. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, they are also caring, compassionate, understanding and humble. They are eager to assist you and help you grow in your yoga practice. Each instructor is unique and brings something special to the mat. We are extremely excited and blessed to have such a wonderful team of instructors!

We have carefully researched, searched and pondered over every little detail. We’ve installed flooring that is softer on the joints than the traditional wood/laminate floors you find in most studios. Our floors are also anti-microbial, hypo allergenic and 100% water proof. This will allow us to steam clean the floors keeping your studio germ free!

Our sound system is one of the best! We have installed Sonos speakers!

We listened to your wishes and feel we have provided a schedule with many options. We will continue to listen and tweak the schedule to meet & fit your needs.

We have created a beautiful space for you to practice. Our studio is 1200 sq. ft! The energy is calming, playful, whimsical, airy, light and fun! Light blues and lavenders are on the walls. Magical lighting throughout the studio. And, a few surprises. We have tried to create a space for you that is fun, playful and calming. We have tried to remove some of the intimidation that is associated with beginning a yoga practice. Join us and let’s play! Let’s have some fun! Let’s see where your yoga practice takes you!

We welcome and encourage you to find the Yoga class right for YOU!

Our Schedule

SUNDAY

9:30am – 10:45  Sunday Funday Flow with Alex W.

Vinyasa Flow to really get the nadis (energy channels) open and generate heat in the body. Basic standing and seated postures as well as modifications and props to ensure that all levels of yoga practitioners will be able to participate in the flow. A great way to start your Sunday with FUN upbeat music!

11am – Noon Warm Flow with Alex W.

A Vinyasa flow class practiced in a gently heated room with the temperature set at approximately 80°F – 85°F. The postures flow together and are synchronized with the breath. Your body begins to open, create heat, warm the muscles, cleanse and strengthen the body, mind and spirit as a whole – from the inside out. The student will leave feeling energized but also nourished and nurtured by the warmth. Class will end with a cool down and time to rest deeply in relaxation. Suitable for students who want to experience some warmth but not the intensity of a hot yoga class.

Sunday Soulful Flow 5pm – 6:15pm  with Paula

Unwind and nourish your body and soul during a blissful evening filled with yoga and soulful music. This is a graceful flowing class welcoming to all levels of students. Expect sprinkles of philosophy, mantras and mudras. You’ll link movement with breath and intention in a yoga class designed to leave you feeling peaceful, relaxed and refreshed. A soulful and serene class to end your weekend designed to have a profound and positive impact on your practice.

MONDAY

10am- 11:15am Chakra Flow with Serenity

This unique class focuses on the seven chakras. Chakras, or the “Wheels of Life”, are energy centers of the body. We have seven main chakras beginning at the base of our spine and ending at the top of our head. They relate to everything from our feelings of safety and security to creativity, inner drive, ability to give and receive unconditional love, speak our mind, follow our intuition, and connect with a force greater than ourselves. Working with the chakra system can help us foster a deeper relationship with the self and illuminate areas of strength and weakness not just in the physical body but our mental, emotional and spiritual bodies as well.

During our Chakra Flow, you will move through poses that help align each individual chakra, moving up the spine form the root (Muladhara) chakra to the crown (Sahasrara) chakra. With seamlessly transitions from one to the next, guiding you into poses that open each chakra, along with sharing each chakra’s individual characteristics. A healing and fun practice for all levels!

Noon- 12:45pm Neck, Shoulders, Wrist for the Office Worker $5 with Serenity

Therapeutic Yoga for the Neck & Shoulders. It’s common to store stress in the neck and shoulder region – especially those of us that work at a computer!  This class offers a gentle sequence to unravel tension and pain in your neck, shoulders, upper back and wrist, too. You will feel loose, relaxed and enlivened after this session! All levels welcome! Part of our lunch time express series.

5:30pm – 6:45pm Gentle Yoga with Abagail

This is a gentle class that combines yoga postures, breathing, and meditation. This class is geared toward students who wish to move at a slower pace.  No Yoga experience is required.  Gentle Yoga provides a beautiful way to softly wake the body up and stretch yourself out. Perfect for all levels.

7pm – 8:15pm Slow Flow with Abagail

You will be taken through each pose slowly and mindfully, even the transitions from pose to pose is like one long slow graceful dance, filling you with a sense of freedom and peace. Build a stronger body while releasing tension and flow your way into a more blissful state! You will learn about deepening your breath and how it anchors you in your body, helping you to live more in the present moment. Good for beginners and seasoned yogis as well. Sometimes, less is more!

TUESDAY

9:30am – 10:45am Beginner’s Yoga with Kiana

Never practiced yoga? If you want a gentle way to learn more about yoga, this class is for you!  In a safe and relaxing atmosphere, we will take the time to get to know and feel grounded in each pose, as we concentrate on the importance of the depth and fullness of our breath. All are welcome! This is an excellent introduction for new students and great for the intermediate/experienced student looking to fine tune their practice.

11am – 12:15pm Vinyasa Flow with Kiana

An energetic practice which utilizes synchronizing the breath with each movement. This class focuses more on the transition of each pose to the next rather than staying in the posture. Designed to work your heart, strengthen your core and regain flexibility.

4:30pm -5:45pm Teacher Tuesday: Yoga for the School Teacher  Only $7 for School Teachers! with Julie

Teaching can be stressful! Overwhelming! There is a reason why School Teachers love yoga. Isn’t it time to find out why? We have designed a Yoga class especially for school teachers! This class is for our hardworking & beloved school teachers! The instructor will design and adapt each class to each student’s needs. Stretch. Breathe. De-stress. We Can Help! All levels welcomed. This class is $7 for School Teachers. (Do NOT need to be a school teacher to attend)

6pm- 7:15pm Cool Flow with Julie

Lots of moving and flowing coupled with occasional long holds. There is no heat in this class, but you could still sweat! Accessible and easy to modify for any and all levels. 

WEDNESDAY

10am – 11:15am Hatha Flow with Serenity

This is a Heat building Hatha flow designed to spend time settling into each pose or asana while focusing on deepening the breath. Great for strengthening your body and increasing endurance. clearing the mind. Good for beginners and seasoned yogis as well.

Noon- 12:45pm Yoga for Hump Day/De-stress $5 with Serenity

This gentle class is perfect for the mid-day check-in with the body that we all need to take time for. We will stretch the muscles, focusing on the neck, shoulders and lower back. We will create a safe and soothing space to drop off all the accumulated baggage that is no longer serving us! Leave with an open body and clearer mind! All levels welcome! Part of our lunch time express series.

5pm -6:15pm Slow Flow with Leslie

You will be taken through each pose slowly and mindfully, even the transitions from pose to pose is like one long slow graceful dance, filling you with a sense of freedom and peace. Build a stronger body while releasing tension and flow your way into a more blissful state! You will learn about deepening your breath and how it anchors you in your body, helping you to live more in the present moment. Good for beginners and seasoned yogis as well. Sometimes, less is more!

6:30pm – 7:45pm Hatha 1 & 2 with Leslie

This class is for those who are looking to move more deeply into the practice and understanding of Hatha Yoga. You will learn more variations of the postures, adapted to suit your capacity. You’ll explore the physical, mental-emotional and energetic effects of the postures and breathing practices. End your day by connecting your body, mind and spirit through classical poses building strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

THURSDAY

4:30pm – 5:45pm Gentle Yoga with Julie

This is a gentle class that combines yoga postures, breathing, and meditation. This class is geared toward students who wish to move at a slower pace.  No Yoga experience is required.  Gentle Yoga provides a beautiful way to softly wake the body up and stretch yourself out. Perfect for all levels.

6pm – 7:15pm Barre with Kristina

Barre is a full body workout that fuses ballet movements with Pilates, yoga, and basic sports conditioning exercises. The movements are low impact, but they’re often performed at a high intensity. The goal of a Barre class is to sculpt muscles and transform the body, head to toe. It’s a workout that helps you look like a dancer and have the strength of a professional athlete.

7:15pm – 8:15pm Stillness In Meditation with Leigh Ann

Always wanted to learn how to meditate? Or maybe set aside a time to mediate? Discover types of meditation? Then join us! Sacred Moments Yoga Studio is excited to announce our newest class: Stillness In Meditation

Join us as we quiet the mind and open our hearts. Set time aside to meditate. Learn the basics. Explore different styles of meditation. Receive strong spiritual support from the group. Create a habit and accountability. Become a part of a like-minded group.

Somethings are better when shared, and meditation is one of them. The healing power of group meditation is more powerful than meditating alone, and some studies confirm the existence of a ripple effect of peace in the environment when meditating in groups.

Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat. We recommend bringing a journal, pen, water-your comfort needs.

FRIDAY

10am – 11:15am Anusara- Alignment Based Flow with Kiana

Anusara yoga is a modern-day Hatha yoga system and means “flowing with grace,” “going with the flow,” “following your heart.” Based on Universal principles of alignment, Anusara gives you guidelines on how to align your body, heart and mind. This is a vinyasa style with holding some key poses for a longer time.  A regular Anusara yoga practice makes the body stronger and more flexible, heals injuries faster and evens out imbalances that naturally exist in the body. The heart and mind are invited to join along this evolution and become more resilient and softer, peaceful and joyous, happy and balanced. Due to the Universal principles of Alignment, Anusara yoga is designed for students of any level or ability.

Noon – 12:45pm Happy Hips & Low Back $5 with Kiana

Therapeutic Yoga for the hips & low back. If you are prone to tight hips and lower back aches, then this class is for you! We tend to carry a lot of stress in our hips and lower back. If you sit a lot during the day, this can become a problem area. Practice a sequence of poses designed to open, balance, and heal your hips, legs, and lower back. Release tension! This class is great for the Office Worker and all levels. Part of our lunch time express series.

5:30pm -6:45pm Happy Hour Flow BYOBeverage with Alex W.

Join us for dynamic and creative moderately paced flow class. Expect to have fun and

lose yourself in a class blending breath and flowing yoga movements. This class will help you let go of stress. Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy after class. Build community with your fellow yogis. Our version of Friday Happy Hour! All levels welcomed

SATURDAY

9am – 10:15am Hatha with Alex W.

This class is based on physical postures (asanas) that we hold with mindfulness and breath. We take time to explore the nuances of the pose before we transition into the next pose. Suitable for all levels

10:30am – 11:30am Tai Chi with Grace Liu

Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because Tai Chi is a low impact exercise, it may be especially suitable if you’re an older adult who otherwise may not exercise. When learned correctly and performed regularly, Tai Chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health. The benefits of Tai Chi may include: • Decreased stress, anxiety and depression • Improved mood • Improved aerobic capacity • Increased energy and stamina • Improved flexibility, balance and agility • Improved muscle strength and definition Some evidence indicates that tai chi also may help: • Enhance quality of sleep • Enhance the immune system • Help lower blood pressure • Improve joint pain • Improve symptoms of congestive heart failure

 

 

Rates

We’ve tried to keep it simple!

2 weeks $25 New Student Introductory Rate Expires 14 days from the day you begin using it.

Single Class/Drop In Any Class $15

Full-time Student/Senior 65+/First Responders/Military $10 High School Students, Full-time College Students (Must show ID/Badge at the desk)

5 Classes/ expires 60 days $60

10 Classes/ expires 90 days $100

One Month Unlimited- No Annual Contract $125 good for unlimited yoga for a 30-day period from the day you begin using it. Sorry, no refunds.

6 Months Unlimited $690 good for unlimited yoga, pre-paid for 6 months from the day you begin using it. Sorry, no refunds.

12 Months Unlimited $1188.00 good for unlimited yoga, pre-paid for 12 months from the day you begin using it. Sorry, no refunds.

Sacred Moments Yoga Studio offers Mat Rental, Towel Rental, Bottle Water for $1

All class fees are non-refundable. All packages are non-refundable Expiration date starts from date of use

5 and 10 Class packages may be shared. Unlimited packages may not be shared. Sorry, no extensions on packages.

Private classes are also available. Please call for for further details. Namaste!

 

Sacred Moments Massage & Healing Center proudly serves those from Lake Mary, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Casselberry, Chuluota, Geneva and the surrounding Orlando, FL area.