Take a moment and check out our wonderful studio, excellent teachers and several examples of our many styles of classes offered weekly. We have created a wonderful community at Half Moon that welcomes newcomers with open arms. Come visit us soon!
WITH ROBBIE SHORT $20
Robbie will offer a special Thanksgiving Day Practice based on cultivating an attitude for gratitude. Gratitude is something that contributes to the feeling of abundance. Gratitude is something that is said to turn what we have into enough and can fill up our hearts with true thanksgiving. Even though every day should begin with a grateful heart, this special day is assigned to ensure we do just that!
We will open with a special intention for our practice. We will dedicate our practice to something or someone beyond ourselves and we will flow with our breath until we close with a heartfelt meditation. Come as you are or bring a friend or family member to start this day off right!
Saturday 12/02/17 5:30-7pm
with Robbie, Karen, & Massood
Restorative Yoga practice led by Robbie concluding with a total Sound Immersion with the grounding presence of large sized Gongs ranging from 32″-36″. The gongs will be played by Gong Master, Karen Stevens. It will also include other Indigenous sound instruments such as antique Himalayan Singing Bowls and kyeezee bells and an array of magical woodwinds such as Japanese Zen Shakuhatchi, Indian Bansuri(Krishna) and Peruvian Panpipes. The Indigenous instruments will be played by Massood Taj. This workshop will be our special Sound Meditation offering for the month of December and will be your perfect antidote for lessening any stress that comes before the holidays. Give this offering to yourself and have a firsthand experience of its medicinal effect on the mind & body!
WITH Whitney Korman $30
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
It is our Throat Chakra that tells the truth of our hearts. It is our Throat Chakra that houses our power to let the world know what our soul wants to convey. Trauma, hardship and heartache can cause us to either shut down or talk too much, too loud, leaving little time to listen and connect. This is our center where we get the chance to use our personality to express what we have been sent here to do.
Vishuddha Chakra, when balanced, allows our creativity to shine through no matter the medium. “Just like gratitude and joy, creativity has to be cultivated. Unused creativity is not benign. It metastasizes and turns into grief, rage, judgement, sorrow and shame. We are divine beings and we are, by nature, creative. It gets lost along the way, it gets shamed out of us,” – Brene Brown. We our the only ones have the power to reclaim it. Isn’t it enlivening to know that there is this LIFE inside us all waiting to be revealed, waiting to make a difference, as we are all connected and here to learn from each other?!
Working our way from the bottom, we learn to connect to our physical body through grounding to the Earth in the Root Chakra, our emotional body in the Sacral Chakra, our center for manifestation and personal power in the Navel Chakra, and unconditional love in the Heart Chakra. The Third Eye and Crown Chakras (above the Throat Chakra) are related to our more intuitive and spiritual levels of being. Not surprisingly, this energy center is linked to our ability to communicate both internally and outward to the world. When our Chakras are aligned, we can express ourselves in a healthy manner by not holding back through fear of being judged, but also knowing when it’s time to listen and get quiet, finding a sense of stillness. In this way, we are living from a space of authenticity and truly letting our light shine brighter than the traumatic cards we have been dealt.
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brene Brown
In this workshop, we will rest and renew in Restorative poses with deep inner work to explore and discover. We will flow in and through a Gentle Flow to move energy and release the need to hold back or overcompensate. We will
work with sound and mantra to stimulate and balance Vishuddha so you leave with tools to live, speak and listen from an honest space within.
No previous experience necessary as we will briefly review the rest of the Chakras and all poses will have modifications to fit your needs. Please know this workshop is a loving space for you to find the deeper parts of yourself and connect within without judgement from without. Namaste.
WITH ROBBIE SHORT $30
Silent Night Restorative Yoga Workshop will begin with a typical restorative practice where you hold gentle, passive poses up to 10-15 minutes a piece to invite true conscious relaxation into your mind/body. This month’s restorative workshop will include frankincense oil which is considered “the holy oil”. This essential oil holds both spiritual and medicinal purposes. We will conclude this year’s annual workshop holding sacred space with a deep silent meditation!This is our annual restorative workshop which is also candle lit for the perfect ambiance as enter the season of lights, a reminder to be a light in the dark.
WITH Robbie Short $30
Robbie introduced you to the magical influence of mantra & movement and you asked for another but this time we will work with different mantras. Yoga should be mindful motion or what we like to call contemplative, compassionate action. A mantra is a tool of particular words or phrases that can help one conquer a restless mind. Mantras can be used for focused meditation and have been used for therapeutic benefits and healing. Thoughts and words are based in energy so repeating mantras can transmute energy and help us transcend emotions as well as the senses that want to keep us entangled in our affairs within the world. In this workshop we will work with up to 2 mantras and use them both within our guided movement of postures as well as utilize within formal meditation. This combination will give you the experience of the magic of mantra & movement! Robbie has begun this new series that will be offered every 2-3 months with the next one happening 2/4/18 and each one will focus on new mantras.
Annual Vision Board Workshop is the perfect way to roll into the new year! Materials will be provided but please feel free to be prepared with your own cutouts, printouts, or special mantras or affirmations to add to your creations.
In the Secret which explains a universal law of attraction, it states “you must visualize to materialize”! A vision board is used as a visual tool for manifestations of your heartfelt desires. It can hold a singular theme or it can hold many. These themes can revolve around your optimum health, goals, dreams, travels, relationships, careers, material goods, or more.
You will be given a chance to look at examples and hear specific success stories behind others work with vision boards. There is nothing to lose…only room and opportunity to gain and Now is the perfect time to begin!
WITH ROBBIE SHORT $20
We will welcome the beginning of 2018 in a special workshop based on creating a harmonious union for the greater good. This theme is based around the idea that this year falls into a number 2 category according to the ancient science of numerology. Every number symbolizes a different type of energy and this energy is what we are meant to work with as events and situations show up within our life experiences. The number 2 is a chance to bring peace between 2 different entities in an area of cooperation to avoid the suffering of separateness. We have witnessed a lot of discord amongst people and divisions within our society especially these last couple of years so this new beginning is asking us to create harmony. It is possible for us to reunite because we all know the truth behind the statement United we stand, divided we fall. This class is meant to spark hope and inspiration as we enter into 2018 knowing all things are possible!
WITH Whitney Korman $30
WITH Robbie Michelle Short $30
Our opening Restorative Yoga Workshop for 2018 will include a New Year’s Guided Meditation. Winter months are a great time to slow down, however, we have just gone through the hectic holiday season. You may be feeling the need for some stillness now more than ever and restorative postures give you that allowance. Rest, renew, and revitalize yourself to prepare the mind for a specific guided meditation we will hold at the end. What do you have planned for this new year? What are you envisioning it to look like? Are you actively seeking changes? Most importantly, will you resolve to evolve? Maybe this is the year to “follow your bliss”!