AcuDetox Blend of Acupuncture & Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra

AcuDetox Blend of Acupuncture & Yin Yoga + Yoga Nidra

Sunday 9/17/17
3:00-5:00pm
WITH ANN COFFEY & ROBBIE SHORT $30 prepaid or $35 day of event
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Ann Coffey & Robbie Short were at one time the only teachers at Half Moon Yoga and are happy to reunite to bring you a beautiful  blend of healing practices! Ann now works at an acupuncturist office in Green Hills and is now qualified to administer acudetox. In fact, they are the pioneers to this Middle Tennessee area to offer such a dose of goodness! This idea has recently spread to other local studios because of it’s potency:) Ann administers the acupuncture through the ears after Robbie leads some Yin Yoga that opens up the meridians or energetic channels according to chinese medicine. This is also what the needles supply and while you are lounging with the needles, Robbie leads you into Yoga Nidra, the fine art of relaxation. Yoga Nidra alone has been shown scientifically to alter the brain waves as if you were in your deepest realm of sleep. This realm offers the mind/body/spirit an opportunity to heal at multiple levels. AcuDetox is primarily used for helping one to detox whether it’s addictions or just stress. Limited to 12 participants so sign up early!

Third Chakra Workshop: Fuel Your Inner Fire

Third Chakra Workshop: Fuel Your Inner Fire

Sunday 10/01/17
3:00-5:00pm
WITH Whitney Korman $30
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“Just as fire transforms matter to heat and light, the third chakra transforms passive elements of earth and water into dynamic energy and power. Earth and water are passive. They flow downward, subject to gravity, and follow the path of least resistance. Fire, by contrast, moves upward, destroying form, and takes the raw energy of matter to a new dimension – to heat and light.” – Anodea Judith, Ph.D. , Wheels of Life

THIS is the essence of the third chakra, or Manipura, meaning lustrous gem. Our inner fire (the element related to the third chakra) is what propels us into action to manifest our desires. It is what drives our passion, severs our old habits and helps us to find our confidence again. Manipura Chakra is where we find our inner WARRIOR , GODDESS or HERO/HEROINE!

Located in the solar plexus (below the sternum and behind the stomach), this chakra serves to get us through the toughest of challenges, allowing for transformation and personal growth to take place and our brightest light to shine through. The good news is when we ignite this fire, and with a little practice and putting one foot in front of the other, we are able to keep the fire burning more easily and our PERSONAL POWER within is realized.

Find your confidence and SPARK! for life again in this workshop as we move through a Gentle Flow of twists and creative core work followed by Restorative poses to melt tension and cool excess heat. Transform yourself from anger and resentment or low self-esteem and a passionless state to a space of harnessing your WILL POWER, JOY and an truly HAVING FUN with your life!

All levels welcome in this workshop. No previous experience with Chakras necessary as a brief overview will be discussed at the beginning of the workshop. Namaste.

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Aromatherapy

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Aromatherapy

Sunday 10/08/17
3:00-5:00pm
WITH ROBBIE SHORT $30
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Restorative Yoga is an extremely gentle and passive practice where you are still shape shifting in a safe manner. This allows the mind/body to unravel chronic tension/stress as well as lowers blood pressure and helps one to return to the parasympathetic nervous system. This rest & renewal is much needed for our hectic lives that are often fast paced and over scheduled. You will have time to practice conscious relaxation in each pose including time to breathe your way into a state of contentment and bliss with the addition of aromatherapy.

Wicked Yoga

Wicked Yoga

Sunday 10/29/17
3:00-5:00pm
WITH Emily Wilterdink $30
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Wicked Yoga is an annual workshop we offer around Halloween. This workshop always leads up to an wicked cool and advanced pose. In this workshop, you are also welcome to dress up in a costume to make the experience more fun (optional, of course). If you dress up, just make sure you can still comfortably do yoga. For instance, you could wear your catwoman ears and tail, your peacock feathers, frilly tutu, pirate eye and headband, or whatever inspired creation you feel like being. Details coming soon…

Fourth Chakra Workshop: True Love Within

Fourth Chakra Workshop: True Love Within

Sunday 11/05/17
3:00-5:00pm
WITH Whitney Korman $30
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“I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing. The power of LOVE came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star.” ~ Rumi

Love, compassion, forgiveness…our heart’s true desires. Any action, when done with with a intention from the heart, is right action. As we move through our lives, we are given heartache, agony and sometimes even downright devastation. However, the love that exists within our Anahata Chakra, is always there and is meant NOT to be hidden, but to be found.

In the fourth Chakra, or energy center, we discover peace within when we are able to open our hearts – be it in the way of forgiveness even when we feel it is undeserved, understanding when we do not agree and trust when we have felt betrayed. Anahata Chakra is where we find connection and unconditional love with ourselves and others. The heart is where we find true acceptance of ourselves, others and and the lessons we are meant to learn from life’s hardships.

In this workshop, we will take the time to get to know the state of our hearts honestly. Through discovery, we will take home the power to heal past wounds, accept ourselves and our loved ones as we are and open our hearts to radiate loving energy to the rest of the world. Expect a Gentle Flow and Restorative sequence to compliment our focus. Please know that all levels are welcome know matter your yoga or Chakra experience. Namaste.

Headstand Workshop

Headstand Workshop

Sunday 11/12/17
3:00-5:30pm
WITH Rhonda Flowers $35
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This workshop will help one build vital ground work for the King of Asanas, Headstand! Rhonda is one of our advanced pose wizards and she has taught 12 week series in the past concerning this particular subject. Many of her disciplined students profited from learning under her guidance and now love to safely invert! She will assist you by teaching the importance of creating a strong balanced foundation through which your pose will continue to grow and flourish. Bring a playful attitude to find the fountain of youth, master time and space, build self confidence, and conquer your fear.

Nada Meditation: The Yoga of Sound

Nada Meditation: The Yoga of Sound

Sunday 11/19/17
3:30-4:30pm
WITH SETH RITTER $15
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Seth Ritter is returning for his OMazing Sound Bath delivered through the harmonic tones & sounds of Himalayan Singing Bowls to get you primed for the holiday season. This is one of our favorite special offerings at Half Moon Yoga. If you are a beginner to meditation, we highly recommend this technique which is basically the art of finding stillness and listening. If you are a well practiced meditator, this is a technique that can either sink you thoroughly in for a nice grounding effect or you may have a transcendental experience. Either experience is equally great! Seth brings an array of bowls in various sizes that layer and/or stand apart. It has been scientifically proven that Sound Meditation like this can be extremely healing/therapeutic at many multiple layers within the mind/body.