Special Events

FREE 21 Day Meditation and Mindfulness Challenge

December 1-21, 2019

meditation and mindfulnessWe received such great feedback from our 21 Day Meditation and Mindfulness Challenge that we knew we had to do it again this year. Click here to find all of the details.

 

 

 

Chandra Namaskara – Full Moon Salutations

full moonRelease what is no longer serving you and invite new intentions with this full moon flow. Join Toni and/or Jessica for a meditative and expansive practice making room for new energy and the renewal of intentions. It is believed that lunar energy has a revitalizing effect on the body. This hour-long mindful flow is intended to help harness that cooling energy and cultivate a fresh perspective.

Thursday, December 12th 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Friday, January 10, 2020 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Sunday, February 9, 2020  8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Monday, March 9, 2020  8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Wednesday, April 8, 2020  8 PM – 9 PM

Thursday, May 7, 2020 – 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Friday, June 5, 2020  8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Monday, August 3, 2020  8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Wednesday, September2, 2020  8 PM – 9 PM

Thursday, October 1, 2020  7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Friday, October 30, 2020  8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Monday, November 30, 2020  8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Wednesday, December 30, 2020  8 PM – 9 PM

Class cards and drop-ins accepted.

 

FREE Community Yoga Classes

Our Yoga Teacher Trainees invite you to join them for the following classes. Each one will be unique! Please read the class descriptions below and pre-register on our class calendar page. Space is limited and we will likely turn people away so please cancel your reservation if you are no longer able to attend.

Saturday, December 14th, 11am – Grounded and Balanced

Become grounded and practice balance. This class mirrors our daily lives with ups, downs, and wobbles. We must find grounding and stability before we can take flight. Join me for this fun, yet challenging flow. Familiarity with asana flow recommended.

Winter Solstice Class

Saturday, December 21st, 10:45AM

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year, when there is the least amount of Light and the most Dark in our day. In this way, Winter Solstice is a time to turn inwards into ourselves and embrace and welcome our intuition.

Simultaneously, we look forward to the return of the Light, knowing that after the Winter Solstice has passed, we’ll slowly gain bit by bit of Sun and Light back with each new day. In this Winter Solstice class, relax, renew, and restore your mind, body and spirit with a specially designed sequence of poses that focus on connecting movement to breath. This class offers an hour-long practice to cultivate mindfulness and non-judgmental awareness of body alignment, sensations, and energy flow.

Movement (through asanas) and rest (through guided meditation in savasana) are both incorporated to encourage centering in the physical body through calm attentiveness to breath to quiet the mind. Some previous yoga experience is helpful, but not necessary; suitable for Every Body.
Class cards and drop-ins accepted.

Annual Yoga and Yarn Retreat at the Nature Inn Bald Eagle

Saturday and/or Sunday January 11/12, 2020
Yoga and Yarn 2020Wellness in Motion and Stitch Your Art Out are once again teaming up to bring you what has become our annual Yoga and Yarn Retreat. You’ll have a choice of either one or two days of yoga and knitting. We will again be at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle. This wonderful place gives a beautiful, calm setting, lots of windows, and a warm fireplace. We love it there!

We’ll begin each of our days unwinding the kinks from our bodies while overlooking Bald Eagle Mountain and Lake during a guided all levels yoga practice. The yoga will be suitable for those who have never done yoga before. If you feel physically unable, that’s just fine. You are welcome to knit on your own in the morning, and relax in your own way. The knitting will also be suitable for people who have never knitted–and we will also have projects available for more experienced knitters.

After yoga, enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch, which will include both vegan and gluten-free options. Spend the afternoon knitting by the fireplace, making new friends, and enjoying coffee, tea, and snacks. Saturday guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, which makes for a perfectly stress free day, especially if you plan to spend the night at the Inn. On Sunday, the retreat will end before dinner, at 4pm.

When and How?

The retreat will take place on Saturday and/or Sunday, January 11 and 12, 2020. To ensure that we have enough people both days, we will open signups to the 2-day people, beginning now until the end of September. Beginning Oct. 1, we will open it up to those who would prefer a choice of Saturday or Sunday. Early-bird signup prices will end on Nov. 30, and you may continue to sign up until December 27. After that, we will take names in case of an unexpected opening. If you wish to stay overnight during that weekend, please book a room directly through the Nature Inn (814) 625-2879. Please take care of any reservations ASAP. Last year both the retreat and the hotel filled.

The 2-day price includes lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and classes on Saturday, and again, lunch, snack, and classes on Sunday. (Note that Sunday does not include dinner, and that the hotel room is not included in pricing, so you will need to reserve through the Nature Inn.)

The early bird cost for Saturday is $160 and Sunday is $145; if you register for both days, it will be $290. After November 30, the cost will be $180 for Saturday and $165 for Sunday, or $340 for both days.

The Schedule

9:30: Arrive and get set up for the yoga class.

10:00-11:30: Yoga

11:30-12:30: Lunch is served! It will consist of soups and salads for the main fare, and different sides each day.

12:30: Knitting Project for those who have knit before. Cynthia will get you started on the project.

1:00: If you have never knit before, you will begin now! Knitting for beginning knitters. We will start a simple scarf.

2:00: Snacks.

Relax with knitting all afternoon. Cynthia will continue to sit with the beginners, but will be available for other help or consultation.

(On Sunday, the retreat will end at 4:00pm, before dinner.)

5:00: Dinner.

Coffee and tea are available all day!

Where?

The Nature Inn is at Bald Eagle State Park, 201 Warbler Way, Howard, PA 16841. Nestled within the natural beauty of the park, in the very center of the state, the Inn combines the comfort of a B&B with sweeping mountain and lake views. Our meeting room has a wall of windows and a fireplace, to set the day’s relaxing and inviting environment. If you wish to spend Friday or Saturday night at the Inn, please contact them directly to make reservations.

Register now!

Click here to register for BOTH Saturday and Sunday.

Click here to register for Saturday only.

Click here to register for Sunday only.

Note that signups are nonrefundable. Although we have never had a weather problem, it is January! The retreat will be held unless the state closes the roads.

Reiki 2

Sundays, January 12th, 19th, 26th, and Feb 9th, 12:30-2:45pm

restorative and reikiWe will delve further into our practice, focusing more on treatment of others than we did in level one. Other modalities will be explored and Reiki symbols, animal reiki, reiki circles and distance reiki will be introduced. Prerequisite: Reiki Level One – with any teacher/practitioner.

Course cost is $175 for early bird payments made before Dec 15th, and $200 afterwards. Payment plans available; please email Mandy if you are in need of one.

Register now for the early bird savings!

 

Mindfulness Book Club

Sunday, January 19, 5:30-6:45pm

yoga booksThis is a free event for all. Even if you have never been to Wellness in Motion before, come and join us!

This year’s intention for Mindfulness Book Club is to read 4 books, over 8 months affording us more opportunity for community discussion, integration and related activities.

Book club dates are as follows (all 3rd Sundays of the month, except for the May date) and we will always meet from 5:30-6:45pm:

January 19th – Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

February 16th and March 15th – book to be determined

April 19th and May 31st – book to be determined

Toolkit Series: Taking Care of the Basics: Radical Self Care Through Simple Action

Friday, January 24th 6-7:30pm

It’s the simple things that can make or break you: Sleep, nourishment, activity levels and supportive medicines and herbs. In this class we will cover how to balance all of these things in a realistic way – a special section on adaptogenic herbs, herbs that can helps us thrive in a variety of ways will be covered.

Cost: $20. Purchase your Toolkit class pass here.

Toolkit Series: Herbal Spa Evening

Friday, Feb 28th 6-7:30pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening of tea and aromatherapy while we sample and learn to make massage oil, herbal compresses/steams, sugar scrubs, essential oil blends and more.

Cost: $20. Purchase your Toolkit class pass here.

Toolkit Series: Physical Injuries

Friday, March 27th 6-7:30pm

Explore topical treatments, herbal remixes and exercise modifications for acute and chronic injury

Cost: $20. Purchase your Toolkit class pass here.

Yoga Nidra – A Continuing Ed Course for Yoga Teachers

April 25/26, 2020 8am-6pm (lunch break 12-1)

yoga nidra2Yes, yoga nidra is a great “yoga nap” where we rest deeply, but it is so much more. Mandy Glitzer will lead this weekend long module. Learn the science and background of yoga nidra, sleep states, and brain waves. Become familiar with the stages of yoga nidra and how movement and pranayama can lead to a deeper yoga nidra experience. We’ll explore the koshas, samskaras, and karma as they relate to yoga nidra. By the end of this weekend you will feel confident in your ability to create your own yoga nidra script to use at the end of a yoga class, or as a stand alone class.

Book (required): “Yoga Nida: The Art of Transformational Sleep” by Kamini Desai

Yoga teachers who wish to receive a certificate must:

  • Read the required book
  • Attend the full weekend
  •  Complete follow-up homework: Practice daily yoga nidra for one month, and journal about your experience. Write your own yoga nidra script and either 1) offer 1 yoga nidra class at Wellness in Motion which can be observed by Mandy or 2) record your yoga nidra script for Mandy’s review and feedback.

** This program is for Yoga Teachers or teacher trainees. Upon successful completion, you will receive 40 hours of CE credits with Yoga Alliance (20 contact & 20 non-contact).

Cost: $350. Reserve your space now.