Meditation 101 – 5/2 & 5/16

Meditation 101 - 5/2 & 5/16

Research shows that regular meditation practice changes the brain. The changes include an increase in gray matter which is essential for processing information. Meditation slows down the “monkey mind” and its quieting effect generates an increased sense of wellbeing or happiness. Meditation has also been shown to be a great tool for managing anxiety, stress […]

Workshop Series, Deepen your Practice

Workshop Series, Deepen your Practice

Are you looking to go deeper with your yoga practice?   Join Jennifer Spaziano for a special six-part, monthly workshop series.  Each session will incorporate various yogic techniques including: meditation, chanting, breath work, strength training and somatic movement.  While the final workshop will draw on all others, culminating in a home practice plan; any workshop […]

Note 9/2018

Namaste Beautiful Hearts, I am enjoying the break in the humidity and the refreshing nip of autumn. It offers another reminder to yield to the patterns of transition that create rhythms in my life. Looking closely at these rhythms I see the teachings of yoga everywhere. Nature’s cycle of birth, growth, death and decay holds, […]

Advice from a Tree – a poem to share

Dear Friend, Stand Tall and Proud Sink your roots deeply into the Earth Reflect the light of a greater source Think long term Go out on a limb Remember your place among all living beings Embrace with joy the changing seasons For each yields its own abundance The Energy and Birth of Spring The Growth […]

Hat, Mittens, Socks – Holiday Gift Giving

Hat, Mittens, Socks - Holiday Gift Giving

Every year One Yoga Center offers a gift to a local shelter in Danielson CT. We have a tradition of collecting hat, mittens and socks, primarily for adults. Many of the recipients of our gifts are homeless and spend a great deal of time outside.  Please consider contributing a warm, durable item that provides protection against […]

Celebrating the Change of Seasons

Autumn 2014 Celebrating the Change of Seasons As the evenings cool and the smell of wild grapes delight my senses, I experience a low hum of resistence and a feeling of exhilaration emerging at once. I love the long full days of summer. Sunny walks on the beach, paddles on the water, veggies on the […]

Gentle Chair Yoga for Everybody

Gentle Chair Yoga for Everybody

Rejuvenation Yoga for optimal well-being – a gentle chair Yoga class Forget about having to get up and down form the floor and enjoy all the benefits of Yoga in this gentle and effective class. Much of the Yoga seen in contemporary media seems out of reach for the “average” body never mind for those […]

Ramblings, November 9, 2010

The leaves have fallen, the geese are gathering and there is a cold chill in the air. Winter is arriving in New England and once again the season calls on me to slow down and spend sometime inside. I have always experienced winter as a time of incubation. Not only do I find myself reigniting […]

Standing in Truth…

Standing in Truth...

The image to the right was taken at the “hands across the sand” event in Narragansett Pier on Saturday June 26, 2010. Although attendance at the event was smaller then I anticipated, I was very happy to be there. It is easy to take a stand in the face of  human suffering as we did […]