Restorative and Yin Yoga by Dianne Cecchett
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
There is real wisdom in stillness. It lets us look at ourselves through fresh eyes. It helps us to remember who we are. The inner stillness of the quieter practices of Restorative and Yin Yoga give you time to really examine how you are doing. It’s not a weakness to slow down our lives. It’s actually a strength because in the West we have taken away many of the natural pauses in our daily lives. We pay a high price for it. There are many new diseases that are known and confirmed to be stress related.
Many of us have forgotten how to unwind. Or worse yet, were never taught how. We are now more human “doings” than human “beings”. The most important thing we need to learn or relearn is the pause.
All the organ systems of the body benefit from deep relaxation. A reduction in blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels occur. The practice releases tension on a physical, mental, and emotional level. We begin to develop and refine awareness. With this newfound awareness, we can begin to more carefully choose how we live our lives. We begin to find delight in pausing. We begin to understand that relaxation is an art. An art that promotes inner peace, soothes the nervous system, improves our memory and increases mental clarity.
So what can you expect from a Restorative Yin class? Restorative poses are not active poses but shapes the body is held in by the use of blocks, blankets and bolsters from anywhere to 5 to 20 minutes. There is almost a floating sensation as these shapes emulate some of the more active poses found in flow classes. Yin poses target the deeper connective tissues of the body such as the joints, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. These poses are also held for about 3 to 5 minutes but there may be some sensation accompanying them. Variations and modifications are offered for both Restorative and Yin to meet every student’s needs. Because of the slower nature of the practice, it takes on a very meditative quality. Pranayama or breath awareness practices are also included. The class concludes with Savasana which seals it all in. The pose that helps us learn to let go or die to things holding you on an emotional or physical level.
As a teacher I often hear people say “I’m just too stiff to do yoga.” You, my friend, are the ones who need it the most.
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Dianne Cecchett, Certified Yoga Instructor Now at Nature’s Way Massage.
Saturdays, 10:00 am,Cost $12
The perfect opportunity to try a safe, gentle yoga in a very small class.
About Dianne Cecchett
For Dianne Cecchett yoga was a natural transition from her dance studies. Dianne began studying classical ballet when she was 15 years old and was fortunate to take classes with Nicholas Petrov, founder of the Pittsburgh Ballet Company as well as Jean Gideon, present Artistic Director for Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. In 1984 Dianne realized that her dancing was becoming too grueling for her body, and she sought a more healing modality which led her to yoga. She completed her 200 hour teacher’s yoga certification in 2010 through Kula Shala Yoga Center, Jupiter, Florida where she was taught components of both Hatha and Yin Yoga. She began teaching Silent Yin in 2014, which is a specialty yin class she learned from Norman Blair, a Yin and Ashtanga teacher in the United Kingdom. Dianne continues her studies with James Brown of American Yoga School. She sees all yoga as a refuge and vehicle for self-study. Her past teachers are Jaye Bryan, Scott Feinberg, Tasha Patterson Shirley, Gary Hirschman, and Sarah Powers. She graduated from California University, California, Pennsylvania with a BA in Social Work and continued her studies for an additional year at Heartland Community College, Normal, Illinois, with an emphasis on anatomy. Dianne’s classes are warm and inviting, fostering a calming and centering environment.
Open Class, All Levels; Saturdays 10 am Cost $12
Duets: By reservation; Cost $100
Private Yoga: By reservation,1 person: $70 for one hour.
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WHEN: Saturday, November 19th from 10 am to 12 noon
WHERE: Nature’s Way Massage, 3996 Peavine Road, Crossville, TN 38571
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To honor the work that Charities do, in 2012 the United Nations decided to nominate an annual International Day of Charity as an official day of recognition and celebration.
The reason the date was chosen is because it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Here in Cumberland County we have dozens of important charities that rely on citizens for ongoing service to our community.
To help one of those agencies that serve children you are cordially invited to join Nature’s Way Massage in the
COMMUNITY COOK OFF
Benefit for the House of Hope
Date: Wednesday September 28th 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm rain of shine
Location: 4 way stop in Fairfield Glade across from the Wyndham Check-in Building
Hosted by Wyndham, all proceeds go to the Children’s Center, a short-term facility for drug endangered, abused and at-risk children.
The Threads of Hope Collection truck will be on site to take donations.
Nature’s Way will be giving massages for donations and massage gift certificate door prizes, and hopefully prize winning chili.
Join us for lots of fun and food for a great cause!
Patty Albin will show you how she transformed Her body with customized fitness training and a change in diet. See before/after of Patty’s transformation here.
Classes begin Monday June 6th, Wed June 8th and Friday June 10th and will continue weekly. The hours are from 8:00 to 9:00am. The Location is Nature’s Way Massage at 3996 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, TN.
Class Size is limited. Call (931) 335-2866 to Register.
For program information, call Patty Albin at (931) 287-3654.
Have you been wanting to try yoga but felt intimidated by large classes of fit, young, experienced yogis? YOUR TIME HAS COME.
No matter what your age, fitness level or experience, we have your back for beginning a new journey with yoga.
The benefits of yoga are recognized by the American Osteopathic Association. Below is an excerpt from the Association’s website.
“As an osteopathic physician, I focus a lot of my efforts on preventive medicine and practices, and in the body’s ability to heal itself,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga is a great tool for staying healthy because it is based on similar principles.”
- Increased flexibility
Increased muscle strength and tone
Improved respiration, energy and vitality
Maintaining a balanced metabolism
Cardio and circulatory health
Improved athletic performance
Protection from injury
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.”
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When: Tuesday May 17th, 6:30pm or Thursday May 19th, 3:00pm.
Where: Nature’s Way Massage, 3996 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.
Contact: (931) 335-2866 or firstname.lastname@example.org