Classes

In-Person Gentle +
Yoga Nidra @ Bloom!

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Sat, April 2

4:00 - 5:30pm

@Bloom Yoga Studio

4663 N. Rockwell St.

Chicago, IL 60625

Best of both worlds: effort and ease 

Find deep states of calm and well-being when you combine gentle yoga and the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, an accessible and systematic form of meditation.

 

This class will begin with a satisfying sequence of gentle yoga poses (including some active work) as well as conscious breathing to prepare the body for a 20-30 minute guided relaxation to close the practice. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced in a comfortable reclined pose, and you will have access to all the props you could want to make you feel fully cozy. With benefits such as stress reduction and better sleep, this combo practice is the perfect way to rejuvenate and deeply rest.

Register at bloomyogastudio.com

Weekly Gentle Yoga

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VIRTUAL

Fridays

10am CT / 9am MT

@ Bloom Yoga Online

Balance strength, mobility, and rest


This embodied mindfulness practice offers a variety of feel-good floor poses as well as active standing poses in both dynamic and static application. Explore familiar and novel balance poses, learn the benefits of subtle breathing, and cultivate space for stillness, quiet, and deep rest.

While this class is beneficial for those with restrictions or injuries, gentle yoga is not just a second choice for when active practice isn’t possible. Instead, this class suggests entirely different goals and intentions. Instead of an always-on or always-off practice, explore the beauty something in the middle.

No previous yoga or meditation experience necessary.

Register at bloomyogastudio.com

Weekly Restorative Yoga

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In-Person

Sundays from 4-5pm

@ Yoga Pearl Boulder

900 Pearl St. Suite 4,
Boulder, CO

(Starts April 10th!)

End your week with deep relaxation

A nice counterpoint to our busy lives, Restorative yoga or “conscious relaxation” is a practice which allows your mind and body a chance to rest, reset and recharge. The poses require little to no effort while many are supported by props, first stimulating the body then restoring your entire being back to a more balanced functioning state. Meditation woven into the practice challenges the mind to let go, furthering a state of rest and relaxation.

No previous experience necessary. Props provided.

Pre-registration is recommended. Register here.

Meditation for
your everyday life 

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VIRTUAL

4-week workshop:

Next session TBD

Contact me for next session dates

It doesn't have to be hard 

Meditation is both an ancient tradition and a hot new trend in wellness, corporate, and pop culture spaces. Many research studies have indisputably proven the powerful brain-changing and overall health benefits of meditation, but there's a dirty little secret that's rarely talked about: meditation doesn't work if you don't actually do it! For most people it just seems too cumbersome, time-consuming, or esoteric to incorporate in their busy everyday lives.

It doesn't have to be! If you're looking to start or restart a meditation practice that will work for your unique life circumstances and rhythms, this workshop will offer you structure, accountability, and practical tips for simple and transformative ways to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into your daily life, no matter how busy you are.

Each class will incorporate a presentation of meditation techniques, tips, and common pitfalls as well as a gentle yoga sequence to prepare the body and a brief practice of meditation. At the end of the four weeks you'll have experienced a variety of accessible meditation techniques you can apply in your daily life, and you'll have had time to ask questions and get support as you try them out between sessions.

No previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and pillows or blankets, and find a quiet place in which to practice. Join a supportive group of fellow meditation enthusiasts and make 2022 the year you finally crack the code on making meditation part of your everyday life!

Register at bloomyogastudio.com

Intentional 2023

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Virtual workshop

January 2023

Stay tuned for date and registration info!

Yoga + Intentions = Change 

Forget resolutions. They’re often overly idealistic, fueled by shame, and studies have found that less than 10% of people actually stick to them. Instead, carve out a few hours at the start of 2023 to experience an embodied, connected, and creative state that clarifies where you’d like to focus your energy over the next year from a personal, professional, and/or creative perspective.

 

In this two-part virtual workshop, Kerry will guide you through the simple, efficient, and effective process she has developed as an annual New Year’s ritual. Create a 3-part intention to focus your year and promote growth over the long term.

 

Here’s what's included:

  • 3-hour Virtual workshop – The workshop will begin with a 60-minute practice of gentle yoga, meditation, and pranayama to help you feel more connected and embodied, concluding with yoga nidra, promoting a hypnagogic state, the drowsy feeling between wakefulness and sleep. Recent studies have linked the hypnagogic state to increased creativity and problem-solving, which will set the stage for greater open-heartedness and creativity for the second part of the workshop. In the second half you will be guided through several reflection questions to help prompt your 3-part intention for 2023. Kerry will be available for personalized support throughout the process.

  • Monthly email encouragements – Intentions can’t come to fruition if you don't revisit them. To support your commitment to your intentions, you will receive a short, inspiring email each month to remind you to check-in and stay on track.

  • 2-hour Virtual mid-year check-in – In June (date to be scheduled among the group), we’ll do a check-in to hear how you're doing and offer additional support. Accountability works!

Pick out a journal, grab your favorite pen, and come in comfortable clothing, ready to move. Space is limited.

Register at bloomyogastudio.com