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Serenity Hatha Yoga - A New Year Resolution for Well Being -1/9, 16, 23, 30...

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Crossroads United Methodist Church

43454 Crossroads Drive

Ashburn, VA 20147

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We will begin our four week January class with a Imagine Well Being Personal Survey. This tool will help you determine how you might evaluate and improve your overall well-being for the coming year. This will be for you to take home and revisit during the year.

We will include a moment of gratitude every session and include some chair yoga this session along with breath work for you to do at home and at work.

We welcome first timers, ongoing friends and experienced yoga practitioners.

An optional silent, candlelight meditative time will be offered from 7-7:20 before class begins at 7:30 pm.

We will focus on breathing and asanas (postures) that will increase flexibility and core strength with modifications for more advanced learning. Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation) will close out our class as an evidenced-based practice proven to increase inner peace, calmness and stress reduction.

"These four components (of yoga) are complementary with the outcome of: physical and mental fitness, management of emotions and stress, mind-body awareness, mindfulness and spirituality." Harvard Medical School Special Report

There is no charge for this class as it is a gift from the Crossroads Imagine community believing the world is changed as we become more calm and responsive in our circle of influence.

We can accommodate a larger group as the experience is designed as a supportive, community yoga practice.

We believe growth in compassion, forgiveness, service and inner wisdom can change the world one person, family and community at a time. To learn more about Imagine Well Being and the vision for all these offerings, please visit our website at liveimagining.com.

Cathy is a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course and has studied with Dr. Susan Carol Stone (UVA Mindfulness Center). She is a certified to teach mindful yoga to children and families (Budding Yogis). She also completed training at the Shalem Institute in leading contemplative small groups and retreats. She leads workshops for Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Clinic in Herndon and at her private studio near Bluemont, VA. Cathy is also a Virginia Master Naturalist and includes images from the natural world as part of each yoga practice.

Fara Nezhad is passionate about the calming and restorative power of yoga for mind, body and soul. She is currently in the Imagine Hatha Yoga Training program assisting with Serenity Hatha Yoga as part of her practicum. Fara has three adult children and a beautiful granddaughter. She believes in the power of community to help create lasting friendships and bonds. She is fluent in English and Farsi and welcomes any opportunity to learn about new cultures and languages through intentional friendship and relationships. She is the founder and CEO of Pars Global Business Services LLC, with a focus in providing administrative, concierge and event planning services to individuals and businesses including project management, computer operations, office management and entrepreneur training.

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43454 Crossroads Drive

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