30 East Main St., Suites 200 & 202, Uniontown, Pa., 15401
Fertility Workshop: Nutrition, Hormonal Balance, Yoga & Meditation - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16
Join Kelly Loomis, MS, RD, Rose Mary O’Brien, RN MSN, and Brynn Cunningham, RYT-200, for an informative and interactive workshop that includes discussion as well as restorative yoga postures and meditation for couples or individuals trying to conceive.
Many aspects of fertility, conception and preventing miscarriage are beyond your control. The foods you eat and how you nourish your body is not. Beyond just prenatal vitamins and weight loss, food plays a big role in whether you are able to conceive. Did you know that the foods you eat can cause reproductive hormones to increase or decrease? Learn about the growing body of research that shows that improving your diet and consumption of specific nutrients can increase your chances of becoming pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
Workshop includes discussion on the hormonal aspect of conception and the role a balance of hormones plays in fertility and natural ways to achieve the balance.
The yoga and meditation portion of the workshop will focus on postures that open the energy channels relating to conception and the reduction of stress, which inhibits optimal reproductive health.
Participants will receive workshop handouts.
Price: $60/ Pre-registration required/ must sign up by noon Friday, Sept. 15/ LPS monthly members receive 15 percent discount
Register here: http://www.lpsstrengthandmeditation.com/schedule/
Kelly Loomis MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian with more than 15 years of experience. Kelly is an expert in neonatal and infant nutrition and has extensive experience with maternal and pediatric nutrition. Throughout her career she has inspired both her patients and other healthcare professionals to use food and nutrition as a way to improve wellness, weight, cardiovascular health, diabetes and other health problems. Loomis earned both a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and a Master of Science in nutritional sciences from Penn State University.
About Rose Mary
Acupuncture & Yin Yoga for Autumn Equinox - 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
Join Melissa Murtha, LAc, MSTOM, and Brynn Cunningham, RYT-200, for a unique acupuncture and yoga event to usher in the autumn season. Brynn will guide students through longer held yin yoga poses targeting the joints and connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and low back on the physical level and the Lung and Large Intestine meridians on the energetic level. While students are holding the still, grounding Yin postures, Melissa will insert acupuncture beads or seeds into the ears with the intention of clearing the pathways of the late summer organ meridians, the Spleen/Pancreas and Stomach, while strengthening the autumn organ meridians of the Lung and Large Intestine. According to Chinese Medicine, autumn is the time of Metal, associated with air and the lungs. Likewise, the Yin Yoga Meridian Theory states that when we practice certain poses we facilitate healing and balance energy through the compression and stretching of meridians with deep, diaphragmatic breathing. Melissa and Brynn will lead students in meditation as they recline in complete surrender and attune themselves with the transition of the seasons. Class will end with an extended supported Svasana and Yoga Nidra.
About Melissa: Melissa Murtha, LAc., is a Uniontown native who had always been interested in the self-healing power of the human body. She developed her desire to be an acupuncturist as early as her sophomore year of high school. After earning a BA in psychology from LaSalle University, she and her husband moved to Chicago so she could attend the renowned Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she received her Master's of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Upon passing her National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine board exams, she moved back to her hometown, where she has had a practice since then with Braun Chiropractic PC. Two years ago, she expanded her practice, forming Red Lily Acupuncture LLC and opened a second location in Greensburg, PA. She and her husband have three amazing daughters.
Pre-registration: $40 / Drop-in: $50/ Monthly LPS Members receive an additional 15 percent off
Register here: http://www.lpsstrengthandmeditation.com/schedule/
Warm Ashtanga Mix - 5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 19; and Dec. 10
As nights get cooler and days get shorter, RYT-200 Brynn Cunningham returns to bring you her Warm Ashtanga Mix. Autumn is a wonderful time to incorporate this practice as a means to fire up the body and soul!
Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted to the Western world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of India. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive, fixed series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. Our studio mix incorporates the Primary Series, Second Series and Third Series linked with a flowing vinyasa, challenging you to maintain ujjayi breath, energy locks and a soft gaze throughout the dynamic practice. This vigorous, athletic class is open to all levels - intermediate students will be challenged to discover their growing edge while beginners will learn foundational asanas and a traditional practice.
We will stray from tradition (typically Ashtanga is taught sans music) by playing upbeat music that will keep the energy fun and light-hearted.
Class passes apply/ $12 drop-in
Prenatal Yoga - 10:15-11:15 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30 & Oct. 7 & 14
Pregnancy is a wondrous, special time in a woman’s life and requires supreme self-care. When mom is radiant, happy and healthy, so is baby!Our prenatal yoga sessions offer a warm, supportive environment where expecting mothers can connect to their babies and deepest selves. The intention of our prenatal classes is to explore the fullest capacity of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual beings as mothers in order to empower our gestational and birth experience.
Class will flow through a series of sequences designed to balance energy, from light, energizing, active postures to deeply restorative, soothing ones. Poses will focus on strengthening and preparation for birth, relaxation for a joyful, peaceful pregnancy and poses to accommodate the growing belly.
Common pregnancy ailments, such as sciatica, pubic symphysis pain, nausea, sleeplessness, digestive issues, round ligament pain, tight hips and back and anxiety will be addressed.
Meditation to connect mom with baby and to manage fears and doubts of labor and motherhood will be incorporated. Students will be taught breathing exercises to promote peace and balance. Yoga props, such as bolsters, blocks and straps, will be used.
Suitable for women in their first, second and third trimesters. Must be 12 weeks pregnant or more to attend. Participants receive promo code for six free downloadable prenatal yoga videos by instructor Brynn Cunningham.
Price: $15 drop-in/$40 for three-class series
Yoga for Athletes/Team Training – available by appointment with Laura Patterson-Santore and Brynn
Train like a warrior! Custom strength and meditation training designed for competitive athletes. Boot camp sessions integrate movement, strength, balance and breath work to complement existing sport-specific training programs. The sequence is designed to address flexibility and proper alignment and is challenging for a wide range of abilities.
Available exclusively at LPS or at the team facility. Contact LPS for customized session scheduling and pricing at email@example.com or 724-557-9206.
Private Sessions – available by appointment
Sessions include but are not limited to: Beginners, basics, arm balances, inversions, core strength, prenatal, postpartum, weight loss, stress relief, yoga for athletes, yoga for runners, breath work (Pranayama), meditation, mindfulness, peaceful sleep, slow flow, yin, restorative, power yoga, Ashtanga, chakra yoga, moon salutations, yoga for the injured and more! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Classes for Nemacolin Woodlands Holistic Healing Center
*All classes are taught at Reflection. Call 724-329-6411 for directions to our modern, breath-taking and beautiful new yoga room/art gallery.
Yin Yoga - 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, 23 & 30
This class focuses on longer held yoga postures aimed at releasing tension and congestion deep within connective tissue. Excellent for low back pain and tight hips. All levels. 50 minutes. Open to public. $10. Class is taught by a rotating roster of instructors and takes place every Saturday.
Gratitude Yoga - 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 3 & 24
Practice postures, breath work and meditation techniques that can transform the way you experience minor to major stressors and anxiety. All levels. 50 minutes. Open to public. $10. Class is taught by a rotating roster of instructors and takes place every Sunday.
In this retreat series, we explore ways to incorporate the Holistic approach into your lifestyle and build balance within your life on a daily basis. This weekend will focus on yoga and meditation.
Focus on all that life has to offer and bring your life into balance, creating harmony within the mind, body and spirit with this truly exceptional weekend.
Retreat Rate: $350. Per Person
- Infrared Sauna Use
- Complimentary use of Spa facilities each day of retreat
- 15 percent off Select Recommended Treatments:
- Thai Massage
- Sound Therapy
- Kila Bodywork
- Private Tai-Chi
- $15 Upgrade: Daily Lunch at Amber Bar
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
4:00 pm - Welcome Reception
5:00 pm - Yin Yoga for Travel Release
6:30 pm - Mindful Moonlight Meditation
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8:00 am - Meditation with Sound Therapy
9:30 am - Walk & Yoga
10:30 am - Juice and Granola Snack
11:00 am - Vinyasa Flow
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Self-Mayofascial Release
2:30 pm - Ayurveda 101
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
8:00 am - Breakfast
9:30 am - Soul Stretch
11:00 am - Yin Restorative
For more information and to register for Balance & Harmony, please contact the Holistic Healing Center at 724.329.6411.
Foot Yoga – by appointment/call 724-329-6411 to book
This session guides you through specific yoga poses and exercises to strengthen, stretch and soothe the feet. All parts of the foot, including toes, arches, heels and even the ankles will be addressed. Ideal for those with foot and ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, metatarsilitis and generally tired achy feet. All levels. 50 minutes.
Prenatal Yoga - by appointment/call 724-329-6411 to book
Yoga during pregnancy promotes health, increases flexibility, minimizes aches and pains and helps prepare the body for labor. This gentle yet active practice is beneficial for all trimesters.
Athlete's Yoga – by appointment/call 724-329-6411 to book
A yoga workshop designed to enhance your athletic performance. Begins with a vinyasa-style yoga practice and dynamic warm-up sequence, moves seamlessly into strength -building exercises and yoga poses and ends with a cooling flow with longer-held postures aimed at releasing connective tissue and common tight areas in an athlete’s body. Myofascial release using therapy tools, meditation and visualization for the athlete’s mind and breathing techniques (pranayama) for toning the lungs are incorporated throughout the session. All levels. 110 minutes.
Private Yoga – by appointment, call 724-329-6411 to book
Customized yoga session based upon your needs. For groups, couples or individuals. Sessions available include prenatal, any of the above classes, or anything suiting your needs.