SPECIAL EVENTS

Sweatshirts Orders are Being Taken!

 

Sweatshirt orders open today and end on January 26th!  Get yours just in time for those bitter cold winter days!  All orders will go out on January 27th and are expected to be delivered to the studio sometime early February.  You will be contacted when your sweatshirt arrives.

 

$25 EACH

February is the month of love, right? 

Well, what about loving yourself first?

 

Learn to love, accept and respect YOU with a compassionate open heart. In this workshop I will be guiding you through a series of restorative yoga poses to create peace and relaxation. These poses are appropriate for all bodies, with no yoga experience needed.  As I guide you through a peaceful meditation you will begin to notice how your mind begins to change the negative, monkey mind chatter into positive calming affirmations.  After these mantras are instilled in your mind, you will gaze at your beautiful reflection in a mirror where you will be encouraged to see yourself as you truly are... a beautiful, powerful, vessel of love.  We will end our evening together writing personal love letters to ourselves (for your eyes only) that you will take along with you, sealed in an envelope for you to read if and when you choice at any point in the future. 

Be you, do you, LOVE YOU, for you!

 

Much Love, 

Melissa 

Ayurveda for Healing: Understanding the Doshas

February 15th, 11:30-1:30pm

 

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient Vedic culture of India. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga, literally meaning “the science of life” (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge).

According to Ayurveda, optimal health is achieved by harmonizing our unique body, mind and spirit composition with the changing cycles of nature. In this workshop you will explore the different doshas and how they appear in our individual psychology, physical constitution, personality, and lifestyle habits. We will learn to embrace our own unique type with greater self love and explore specific practices that best support our divine nature for a lifetime of health and healing.

Participants will learn how to:

~ Identify the five elements and three doshas
~ Apply ayurvedic support strategies and daily rituals that best serves each doshic distribution.
~ Gain insight into the changing rhythms of day and seasons and how they may effect the mind and body
~ Receive take home reference guides to best serve your new ayurvedic journey

All levels are welcome to join this experiential and introspective community event!

Pre-register by February 7th and be entered in a raffle for an ayurvedic wellness goodie bag filled with over $100 of self-care products.

 

Presenter: Jessica Grant is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and owner of Prima Wellness in Litchfield. She has worked in the realm of health and wellness for the past two decades, with extensive studies and formal credentialing in Ayurveda through the Himalayan Institute, Kerala Ayurveda Institute, and Ayurvedic Institute. She also carries certifications in herbalism, indigenous and energetic studies and yoga with both an ERYT and C-IAYT designation as an accredited Yoga Therapist with over 1,000 hours of formal studies. Jessica is also a leader in the holistic mental health arena and a licensed psychotherapist. Jessica holds a clinical faculty with Yale University's School of Medicine, has led international and local retreats and seminars, and is devoted to supporting the healing work of others.

Beginners Spin | February 15th ~ 10:30-11:15am

 

Interested in Spinning but intimidated!?  Well, we say when in doubt, pedal it out, and now we're making it easier than ever before to do just that!

 

Every other month join us @ 10:30 for a 45 minute Beginners Spin Class.  Learn about proper bike adjustment, form, body alignment, and most important leave feeling confident that YES, you CAN participate in a Spin Class!!! 

 

Donations ONLY... All are welcome!

Rose and her Gong are BACK!!!

Going forward Rose will be leading one Gong Meditation Class per month @ Akasa with the next opportunity being February 16th from 4:00-5:00pm. Mark your calendar!!!

NOTE... there is no specialty pricing for this class! Simply use you existing class pass or purchase a "drop in" to participate.

The Gong produces a strong dissonat sound wave, almost tangible, which stimulates the physical body by influencing the surface of the skin and every cell.

On a physical level, the gong releases tension and blocks in the body, and stimulates a higher functioning, a balancing of the glandular and nervous systems. The vibration increases prana, our vital life force and improves circulation.

The Gong works deeply on the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. It purifies and quietens the mind, by literally cutting through the rational mind while subtly clearing the clutter from the subconscious mind to reveal the radiant true, and authentic self. It can give us a glimpse of our neutral mind that is wise and nonjudgmental. The Gong helps turn the mind to shun, zero, a state of stillness, where innate wisdom can be accessed.

Kids Yoga w/Courtney is BACK!!!

 

Yogis in grades K-5 will build flexibility, strength, and improve concentration while exploring different yoga poses and breathing techniques. Class will be filled with yoga inspired creativity, games, teamwork, and of course FUN! 75 minutes. Ages 5-10 welcome.

 

75 minutes. Ages 5-10 welcome. If your child is a mature 4 they are also welcome :)

This class will be offered once per month! So far February 17th from 1-2:15pm and March 14th from 2-3:15 are scheduled. 

Normal group fitness class rates apply. $15 cash or $16 CC (plus tax). $10 for any 2nd, 3rd or even 4th child... email us at info@akasact.com and we can apply specialty pricing for additional children for you :)

8 Elements of Yoga
 

Interested in learning what YOGA really is?

 

SURPRISE… the asanas (physical poses) are only ONE limb!

 

Along with Asana (physical poses), Yoga encompasses Yama (attitude toward environment), Niyama (attitude toward ourselves), Pranayama (restraint or expansion of breath), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), & Samadhi (bliss).

 

Each limb, when practiced in synchrony creates an inner & outer balance of love, understanding & purpose. This FULL practice of yoga allows us to identify distractions that disconnect us from our true selves. Our spiritual connection becomes established & our personal path becomes clear.

 

February 29th 10:30-12pm, March 1st 2:30-4pm, 7th 10:30-12pm & 8th 2:30-4pm

Elevate & Empower is Akasa's private Facebook group designed to motivate, guide, encourage and keep individuals on track with their health and fitness goals! Have you ever heard the quote, "Motivation is like lipstick, you have to reapply it daily to make it stick." It's true! Very few of us are self motivated, the rest of us need a little push. If you need that push, those little reminders, tips, and daily motivation, please join us! With weekly challenges, healthy tips, recipe ideas, as well as suggestions for self healing and stress relief, Elevate and Empower is sure to do just what it says... ELEVATE AND EMPOWER YOU, inside and out!

 

WHAT YOU GET

6 weeks of accountability, NEXT group starts soon

Physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual empowerment!

Healthy tips and suggestions

Meal prep ideas

Daily encouragement

Motivation

Comradery

Self love paired with self discipline!!!

 

During these 6 weeks I will do my best to be there for you... ALL OF YOU! We will focus on clean eating... consuming REAL food! We'll learn to move our bodies out of self love... embracing challenge for what it really is, a opportunity! Most importantly we'll understand the importance of stress relief... giving ourselves the permission to just BE in the moment free of worry, thoughts, and tension. Although this private group won't compare to one on one health coaching it is a far more affordable option that can be equally as beneficial. Open to the first 15 people to sign up only... JOIN US!

- After signing up you will receive an text or email within 24 hrs with more information -

Beginners Yoga, March 7th 12:15-1pm

Please join Dianne for this “beginners, intro to yoga” class. This is for those of you who have been wanting to try yoga but felt, for some reason, it wasn’t “right for you” or that you “couldn’t do it” or you “weren’t in good enough shape.”
Yoga is for everyone. Yoga means “yoke” or “Union” and it’s about connection.

Yhe physical aspects of yoga(asana) is only a small part. There is so much more! Yoga is about connecting to breath, body and spirit. It offers you opportunities to go a little deeper and not get so caught up in the thinking mind. Yoga practice teaches us the importance of the breath as our refuge. It helps us to find relaxation and peace of mind. It has also been known to help with anxiety.

Give yourself the gift of yoga. You’d be amazed at how your life can change with a yoga practice. We step on to our mat with some uncertainty and step off with more gratitude, more compassion and more peace. We bring what we learn on our mat our into the world, making the world a more beautiful place.

A donation based beginner practice. A gift that keeps on giving.
Namaste 🙏

JOURNEY TO HANDSTAND


This all-levels workshop focuses on the fundamentals of a handstand with an emphasis on learning techniques that will unify the body and mind. As a group, we will create a safe environment to support each other, explore a variety of skill drills, and develop the awareness to go safely upside down. Learning a handstand is a life long process, abundant with discovery and joy. Through playful and challenging exercises you’ll leave feeling empowered, balanced, and a hungering for more!
 

$30 per person