Sharon McGuire, RYT-200, completed her yoga teacher training with Nourishing Heart Yoga in Bloomington. With an extensive background in training and development, Sharon is dedicated to facilitating opportunities for students at all levels to experience personal “ah-ha!” moments and grow in their yoga practice. Combining gentle yoga and meditation, Sharon creates a loving, compassionate environment that encourages students to accept who they are and find inner peace. By guiding students to move mindfully with the breath, she creates space for students to slow down, relax, and focus on being present in the moment, ultimately providing them with tools to live mindfully in everyday life.
Restorative yoga seeks to achieve physical, mental, and emotional relaxation with the support of props and is open to all levels. While holding poses for an extended period of time, the mind focuses on the breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body. It is known that restorative yoga works to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the regular nervous system to be at rest and muscles to be more relaxed. It is considered particularly beneficial for those suffering from anxiety and insomnia as well as other stress-related conditions. Regular practice is believed to boost the immune system making your body less vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
Mindful Movement Lunch Hour
Cultivating mindfulness in a hectic life can be very challenging. The mindful movement lunch hour creates a break in your day helping you to reconnect with the present moment. This class challenges you to move slowly with the breath through gentle stretches and postures. With meditation and focusing on connecting the breath, mind, and body, you will learn to bring awareness into the practice as you move into and out of each posture. This class is open to all levels.