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The Centre at VitaZen presents
discover your dosha
a workshop by Glenda Wynne E-RYT200 &YACEP

Saturday, January 13, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
$55 per person
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Soul Revival Yoga Retreat Spring 2018

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Soul Revival Yoga Retreat 2018!

 

Join The Centre for our spring 2018 Yoga Retreat. We will be holding our retreat at Fairy Stone State Park in March of 2018.  Our Soul Revival will take place at the closing of winter and the opening of spring, March 16th-18th.

 

This will be the perfect opportunity to REVIVE your SOUL and get in touch with your yoga practice. During our time together we will do yoga, make new friends and revive your motivation to enjoy who we are.  Together we will learn more about the Chakras (vibrational energy centers) and practice how we can use this knowledge to make positive changes in our bodies, in our minds and in our souls.

 

This is an all-inclusive retreat, including lodging, food, drink and all workshop materials This retreat will feature.
*Yoga classes
*Chakra Workshops
*Tibetan Sing Bowl Sound Bath
*Mala Making Workshop
& More

 

All classes and workshops are lead by Glenda Wynne R.N., ERYT 200 YACEP

 

For registration information and details download the registration form. spring retreat 2018 registration form 1 1 2018.pdf 

 

The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 7 days per week. We have 6 200 hour certified instructors.
Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.

 

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

 

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Flow, Float & Fly w/J Miles Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8, 2017!

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Yogi J Miles with be joining us at the Centre for a Friday night class and a Saturday afternoon workshop!

Friday, April 7th 5:30-7:00PM - Open Practice, All Levels 1.5 hour Vinyasa Flow $25
Saturday, April 8th 12:30pm-2:30pm -Float & Fly into Stillness...Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop $45

TAKE BOTH THE CLASS & WORKSHOP FOR ONLY $60 (space is limited, so call and reserve your space NOW! 540-721-9365


The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 7 days per week year round. We have 6 200 hour certified instructors. Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.


The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

 

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I'm picking up Good Vibrations....

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In yoga we are always talking about the vibrations of life. We talk about the positive energy that we bring into our bodies with every beautiful breath we take. In yoga the word for that is Prana or “life energy.”

What we are not focused on, or are not always aware of, is that the energy centers of our body are always responding to the energy we bring into and push out of our bodies.

Science tells us that everything is made up of energy; think atoms, protons and neutrons. Energy is a vibration, in the form of sound, movement and even thought. Through sound, movement and thought we can change the vibration or the order in which the vibration moves.

In the Yoga tradition we call this energy our Chakra system.

The word Chakra is Sanskrit for “wheel” or “disk” and signifies one of the seven major energy centers in the body. The seven chakras are the energy centers that run along the nerve plexuses of the physical body. They correspond with the nervous system as well as states of consciousness, developmental stages in life, body functions, colors and sounds. The chakra is believed to be the center of activity that receives, assimilates and expresses the life force energy. The seven major chakras are the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, brow and crown.

When learning about the energy system we begin to learn about different ways we can make positive change in our life. For example, if you have had a difficult time with managing money or have a negative relationship with money (never having enough) you may need a tune up in the root chakra which is where we house the energy of survival and prosperity.

There are many ways to “tune” the vibrational system during a yoga class through breath, poses, and sound, we are always moving energy in a positive way. With vibrational healing such as Reiki, and Singing Bowls (sound therapy) energy is being rearranged as well.

Here is a list of the chakras, where they are and what they represent

Root -base of the spine, survival

Sacral -abdomen, emotions

Solar plexus -naval area, power and will

Heart -middle of the chest, love

Throat- the throat, communication

Brow -the forehead between the eyes, imagination and intuition

Crown -the top of the head, awareness

The chakra system is very intricate and is influence by every vibration in, and outside, of our bodies.

So remember to eat well, sleep well, move and keep good company. All of which will help you “pick up good vibrations”

 

Glenda Wynne

 

Glenda Wynne and Sarah Holbrook will be hosting a work shop on November 13th 2016 from

1-4:30pm at The Center At VitaZen. I you want to know more about the chakras, vibrational healing with singing bowls, and how yoga can help you make, and continue to make positive change in your life see thecenteratvitazen.com/events for information on how to sign up.

http://www.thecentreatvitazen.com/index.php/classes/workshops-events

 

The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 7 days per week.

We have 6 200 hour certified instructors.

Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

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What I Learned at Yoga Jam 2015

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Every year I go to the yoga Jam with excitement, my husband says I go to recharge my chakras, and he is absolutely right! This year I was double charged. I grew. I grew in my practice I grew in my spirit and I grew as a teacher. So what did I learn at the Yoga Jam this year? I learned things that I thought I already knew!

I learned that things work out. I learned that giving really is a form of spiritual enlightenment. I learned that we are all the same. I learned that what I do is valuable and that who I am is valuable and that I can share that with others on a deep level. I experienced a truth about “we are one”. As a yoga teacher in a small retirement community I had the opportunity to expose an extremely diverse group of people to the yoga jam. By offering students a place at our studio site there was a coming together of people from all walks of life younger, older, different belief systems, and many different levels and interests in the practice of yoga. I also learned that dancing and singing in an open field to Sean Johnson and the wild lotus band is like....well, freedom.

I learned that the diversity of life is what makes it good and that the appearance of being different is an illusion. Sure we all experience life in different ways but our experiences, our feelings of loss, frustration, happiness, joy, love , hurt, grief or pain are the same and each one of us hold a healing place for one another deep inside our spirit. I learned that we are all connected in more ways than I have understood in the past and our diversity is meaningless. Looking past the physical body or what it can do we see ourselves, and that self is beautiful!

I thank the Dancing Dankini's once again for holding this space of coming together.

 

                                                                                                                        Glenda Wynne, R.N. RYT

 

 

The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 7 days per week year round and Sundays through the summer. We have 6 200 hour certified instructors. Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

 

Here are some photos from our adventure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Your Mind, and Yoga Will Follow!

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Yoga is wonderful for the mind, body, and soul. This is why we try to do it so perfectly- we want it to work!! The interesting (somewhat mind blowing) thing about Yoga is that it works only when we do not try. Let me explain this statement.

 

In many activities in our lives, we are taught to try harder, to push further, to play through the pain, and to be what we think is “the best”. This is especially true for sports and exercise. While these goals are super helpful in a game of tennis or in running a tough marathon, in yoga, these goals do not exist. Yoga is the “Anti-sport”. I am not saying sports are bad in any way (I love playing volleyball!). What I mean is that mentally, yoga challenges our bodies and minds to stop trying too hard, let go of pushing ourselves, and to re-examine our definition of “the best”.  By practicing this, yoga exercises a deeper and larger part of ourselves, enhancing our foundation as balanced human beings.

 

When we walk into our yoga class, we take off our shoes, socks, and all notions of being the best at anything. This is major weight we are removing from our tired backs. We can leave our heavy, competitive armor at the door (don’t worry we will pick it up on our way out) in order to explore the weightless yet ultimately powerful world of yoga.

 

As we begin our postures, we listen to the cues from our instructors. They say things like “don’t push”, and “allow yourself to be where you are”, and, of course, “breathe”. Our competitive natures may not hear these cues at first, and we instead hear our own internal cues, such as “push further”, “yes that hurts but we don’t want to look like a beginner”, and “if you’re going to be good at yoga you better keep twisting despite that pain in your back”.  We may hear these thoughts but we do not need to follow them.

 

This brings me to the ironic truths of yoga (that I’ve learned thus far):

 

  1. We are all beginners, that is how we learn.

  • By freeing our minds of what we think we know, we are able to fully experience each pose. This is sometimes called “The Beginner’s Eye”, meaning we don’t forget what we have learned, but we allow ourselves to see things through they eyes of “a beginner”.

  1. Flexibility only happens when we stop pushing past our edge.

  • This is a great philosophy, but this statement is also literal. When we try to push ourselves past our natural flexibility, to the point we are not at least somewhat comfortable or cannot breathe easily, our muscles become tense instead of relaxed. Tense muscles do not stretch, relaxed muscles do. So to progress in our flexibility, we must first let go of “getting there”.

  1. Strength only builds when we become aware of and respect our bodies as they are.

  • The next time you are instructed to be in a Plank pose, do not hesitate to bring your knees to the mat if you need to. When building our strength, it is important we do not overly exhaust the muscles we want to build. This can lead to an exhausted body, making it tough to properly experience the rest of our practice. It also increases likelihood of injury.

  1. Stress only leaves when we are able to relax in a pose and breathe.

  • Forward Bend is a good example here. When we are ready to exhale and bring ourselves forward, there is a mental battle that happens. One part of our selves wants to immediately round the back and somehow get our forehead to our toes and yell “TADA!!!” But another part of our selves wants to listen to the instructor cues, which normally begin with “a straight spine”, and “only come forward as much as you need to”. It is here, in this initially awkward place - where are our pelvis leans as much as our torso- that we get to relax. This is our edge for that day. This is where our brain will yell “Ohhh wow that feels good!” We are able to breathe here and begin letting go, allowing our muscles to relax, breath, and stretch.

 

So these are just some of the ironic truths I have been able to learn because of freeing my mind and allowing myself to be taught a different way of thinking about my body. Practice letting go when you walk into the yoga studio. Truly, when we practice freeing our minds, our yoga practice will follow. Oh, and don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself pushing or competing. Simply acknowledge it and compassionately lead your thoughts back to a mind free of goals. Since you are human, this may happen like 30 times in one yoga class. The most important thing is to keep leading yourself back to a relaxed, non-competitive mind set.  This is how you can be the “best” to YOU.

 

I can not resist leaving you with a song by En Vogue- it’s called “Free Your Mind” and feel free to dance in front of the bathroom mirror as it plays.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7iQbBbMAFE

 

The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 7 days per week year round and Sundays through the summer. We have 5 200 hour certified instructors. Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

 

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Yoga Basics Workshop

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yoga basics workshop sign 04 2015I’m getting ready for another Yoga Basics Workshop (two actually), Yoga Basics is a great way to either enhance your practice or start from the beginning. The Centre at VitaZen has held 4 of these workshops in the past and every time I learn more and enjoy the opportunity to meet some really great people. These workshops get better every year.

I get of lot of questions from those who are new to yoga so I thought I might try to answer one of the questions most new yogis are concerned about.

The number one question I hear “I’m not flexible at all, do you think I can even do it?” well here is my answer to that! “ANYONE CAN DO YOGA!” Yoga is about being kind to your body, being kind to yourself and it’s a very individual and private journey. I don’t know anyone who is unable to take that journey.

Yoga reminds you to be patient with yourself. Yoga allows you to be in a room full of people of all ages with all levels of experience, and everyone taking their own private journey to bliss. I hear students say all the time that after beginning their practice they don’t even know anyone else is in the room. I call that freedom.

When you practice yoga it doesn’t matter how pretty your clothes are or how awesome your Down Dog looks, it matters only that you are willing put your ego in your back pocket, show up to the matt, be kind to yourself and begin that journey.

The Yoga Basics workshop can help take away the fear of “can I do this?” It will show you how you can do it. For those who have been practicing yoga for some time but want to get back to the basics, learn some knew things, and have some fun please join us.

Glenda Wynne, RN RYT

The next 2  Yoga Basics Workshops are
1. Saturday, April 11th 2:00pm-4:30pm
2. Monday, April 13th & Wednesday, April 15th 7:30pm-9:00pm
. (this is a 2 part workshop)

The workshop will be held at:
The Centre at VitaZen 12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101
540-721-9365

Space is limited for this workshop, so call and reserve your space. Come find out why all the yogis at Smith Mountain Lake say The Centre at VitaZen is "my yoga studio"!

 

 

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What I learned at the Floyd Yoga Jam this year

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I must admit I was a little nervous when it all began. We got to the yoga jam and found out that we had to “schlep” our camping stuff up and down the hill to the studio camping site. Many things were going through my head as I was sweating, red faced, carrying totes and shoulder bags and pulling a little buggy( provided by the Jam) down the hill to the site. Not as concerned about myself as I was the others in our group who I wanted more than anything to have a good time. After all, this was as “studio” trip. 

It started coming together. As everyone arrived tents went up and laughter was heard. Every year I go to the YogaJam to learn, to be free, and to fill up with peace and joy. This year was no different except for one thing. I learned so much more, and it wasn’t about yoga poses or sequences or styles or yoga teachers.

I learned that you can put people of all ages, back grounds, and spiritual awareness in the same place and find love, peace and unity. That sounds a bit corny I know, but it is the truest thing. Festivals like the YogaJam allow you to be present in what you feel at the moment even though surrounded by the diversity of life. I learned that spirts shine through all that is human, that laughter is the best medicine and that no matter how hot the beating sun, life is good. I learned that my heart is more important than my head and it is ok to listen to it.

I learned that dancing to MC Yogi is like taking a trip in time and that doing a Bhakti yoga class with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus band is timeless. Connecting with people, connecting with myself and with my husband (in an awesome partner class) is like stepping outside of the limits of my body and finding that in my soul I can do anything. I learned that doing art opens your heart and writing poems is freedom. I learned that no matter how uncomfortable sleeping in a tent can be, waking up in nature is more awesome than can be described. I learned that wearing found flowers in your hair is awesomeness beyond compare and that I miss the stars in the sky more than I should.

I always plan to bring the spirit of my experience back to my yoga studio, to my students who couldn’t be there and give them, if only a small piece, of how much fun I have and what I learn about teaching yoga.  This year I brought back more than that. I hope I can give them a piece of the feeling, because this year was not about doing but about feeling. The experience of connecting things that often do not go together like work and yoga, or people who you never thought would have anything in common actually have everything in common.   It was very special for me, I was surrounded by friends and family in place where nothing material matters and people can be who they really are inside. Every moment was infused with love, and laughter, and excitement for another day.

I am thankful for those who are able to bring us the YogaJam and for those who teach and help and feed our souls.

Namaste’

Glenda

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Yoga Essential: Downward Facing Dog

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Downward Facing Dog

Sanskrit name: Adho Mukha Svanasana
Nick name: “Down Dog” 

Every yoga pose offers something good to our bodies. Downward Dog has long been an integral part of Hatha yoga sequencing because it offers so many benefits within one pose, giving us full body strength and flexibility all in one movement.  There are many modifications and variations to this pose, making it accessible to everyone while continuously challenging at the same time. Take a few minutes to review the instructions below and practice your own down dog at home! 

1.     Bring yourself to your hands and knees, hands underneath your shoulders and shoulder width apart. Bring your knees hip width apart, and check that your knees are directly under your hips. This is a Table Top pose.
2.     Move your hands one hand-length further away from your body.
3.     Curl your toes under while taking a deep inhale.
4.     Upon exhalation, lift your knees and push your hips away from body, allowing your arms to fully extend. Keep your head in line with your spine so your gaze is downward.
5.     Inhale as you allow your spine to extend and expand.
6.     As you exhale, think about pushing your tailbone towards the sky while letting your heels relax down towards your mat. Your knees can be slightly bent if necessary, especially when warming up.
7.     Allow your head and neck to relax fully. You should be able to see your legs.
8.    Continue 4-5 deep slow breaths here and become aware of your body in this pose. While you are breathing, explore the pose:
  
a.     Spread your fingertips and press each finger into the mat to support your wrists.
  
b.     Ensure you are not locking your elbows, but instead rotate the upper arms away from the head and use your muscles to feel the full extension of your arms.
  
c.      Broaden the shoulders and draw the shoulder blades back and down, away from your ears.
  
d.     Gently pull your lower belly in towards your spine.
  
e.     Practice feeling this pose with slightly bent knees, and notice how it changes as your begin to straighten your legs.
  
f.      Engage your inner thighs, pushing them away from body.
   g.     Take a break by bringing your knees and elbows down to the mat and lift into down dog when you    are ready to explore the pose again. 

Modifications:

-       If you experience wrist pain, begin the pose with your forearms on the mat, elbows underneath your shoulders. Use your forearms for support as you lift into down dog, instead of your hands.

-       Place a block between your legs to build strength and practice alignment.

-       If you experience great difficulty in this pose, try a standing version where you begin facing a wall, bend at the hips, and press the hands into the wall.  

As you can see, there is a lot happening in this wonderful posture! You may want to choose 2-3 cues at a time until you are able to integrate all of them into your pose.  Practicing Downward Facing Dog strengthens the arms, wrists, shoulders, and torso. It stretches the palms, chest, back, hamstrings, calves, and feet. Down dogs helps with lower back pain, digestion, and focus. It is said to integrate and balance the entire body, and works to balance all seven chakras, or energy centers, within us.
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{ Mary Buchanan }

 

The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 6 days per week year round and Sundays through the summer. We have 5 200 hour certified instructors. Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

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Easy Seated Pose (the not-so-easy pose)

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As I sit here in Sukhasana (Easy Seated Pose), I immediately notice that this is not easy. I also notice that noticing this is the first step in mastering this pose! I quickly become aware of a slight pain in my middle and upper back, my knees, and neck. I notice I’m holding tension in my hips and legs, which is blocking some much needed relaxation in that area. Finally, I realize I have been holding my belly in so that the other students in class will somehow approve of me. (who, really and truly, are too busy noticing their own tension to care what my belly looks like).

 

In our Easy Seated Pose, often a beginning pose in a yoga sequence, all of these things are important to notice. This is the first step in getting to know our bodies (well, hello, body!). The next step is to respect our bodies by giving each area of tension some support. This support adds comfort to the pose. This comfort allows relaxation to begin. This relaxation allows us to begin breathing and focusing on our yoga practice for that day. 

 

So how can we add comfort to this pose? Here are a few tips:

  1. Use the tools of yoga studios

    1. You grab your mat, but did you grab a blanket or a block? Many students find that placing a folded blanket underneath the back half of their buttocks gives support to their back and hips by allowing the pelvis to tilt slightly forward, giving way to a straight and neutral spine. This feels great for any level of student, so use your blankets! If the blanket is not giving enough support to allow a straight spine, begin by sitting on a yoga block or yoga wedge (lovingly known as the butt wedge).

  2. Uncross your legs

    1. Sometimes crossing your legs is just uncomfortable. Try using a blanket for support and uncrossing one leg, allowing it to extend in front of you. If this feels comfortable and allows for a straight and comfortable spine, you have found your easy seated pose for that day.

  3. Grab a Chair

    1. The main goal of Sukhasana is to relax in a seated position with a straight spine to allow full and relaxed breathing. For some students, this may mean sitting in a chair. Just make sure your feet are flat on the ground (grab a block or blanket if not), and that you are not slouching.

      These are just some ways to assist in creating a comfortable easy seated pose. Once you become comfortable while using assistance, you may find after a while you no longer need these tools, but until then, practice compassion towards your body and do what is necessary to support your yoga practice. Your body and mind will thank you.

      Namaste,

      Mary

 

The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 6 days per week year round and Sundays through the summer. We have 5 200 hour certified instructors. Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

 

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~Branches of the Tree Pose ~

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Tree pose, also known in Sanskrit as Vriksasana (“vriksha” meaning “tree” and “asana”, meaning “posture”), is a fantastic balance posture that is deeply beneficial for all skill levels. While it may appear physically simple, Tree pose demands use of the muscles and the mind in a way that can be quite challenging.  It is fundamental  in building balance, energy, and strength in mind and body. Here is a branch by branch guide to practicing Tree Pose:

  1. Begin in Mountain Pose, (“Tadasana”)

  2. Bring your hands to your heart in Prayer position.

  3. Shift your weight to your left leg, allowing your knee to remain soft or slightly bent if necessary.

  4. Turn your right foot out to the side 90 degrees. You will feel your hip turn to the side as well; adjust your balance to allow this happen.

  5. Bring your right foot onto it’s tip toe.

  6. Choose a focal point on the floor or ground in front of you. This focal point will help you balance and remained focused on your body and breath.

  7. Take a deep inhale, lengthening the spine and standing tall while you breathe in.

  8. On your exhale, slowly bring the bottom of your right foot to the inside of your left ankle.

    1. Note that you want to ‘place’ the foot at the ankle instead of ‘leaning’ on the ankle. There should be very little if any weight on the ankle. The weight of this pose is held on the standing leg and supported by the balance and strength of your upper body.  

  9. Take 4-6 deep, slow breaths here, noticing where you feel balanced, where you feel shaky, and gently adjusting your body as a way to explore this new pose.

  10. If you want to take this pose further, bring your right foot to the inside of your left calf, using a wall for support if necessary. Further still? Bring the heel of your foot all the way up to the top of your inner thigh, toes pointing downward toward your knee.

  11. Continue to breath, letting each breath connect your mind to the aspects of this pose.

  12. Once you have explored the right side of this wonderful pose, try it on the left. Remember balance can change from side to side, and day to day. Regular practice on both sides will help keep you balanced and focused, in and out of the yoga studio.

 

Notes:

  • Avoid placing your foot directly on the knee to avoid any risk of knee injury/strain.

  • Explore variations of this pose by lifting your arms up and reaching out (like a tree!)

 

~Namaste~

 

 

The Centre at VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake’s premiere yoga studio. Offering classes 6 days per week year round and Sundays through the summer. We have 5 200 hour certified instructors. Join us and find out why our yogis proudly say “My Yoga Studio”.

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101 / 540-721-9365

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May at The Centre

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May kicks off our Summer at The Centre! We have some fun & exciting things happening in May.

  • We are starting our weekly Qi Gong classes. Qi Gong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:00am.
  • FREE Mother's Day Yoga & Tea will be held on Friday May 9th at 2:00pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • Our first Yoga in the Park of the summer will be on Wednesday, May 14th at noon at Booker T Washington National Park. You must prepay at The Centre prior to the class.
  • Memorial Day Yoga is Monday, May 26th at 10:30am.

Join us at The Centre at VitaZen for one of these classes  or any of our regular classses, which can be found on our schedule page.
Stop by and see why our yogis say this is "MY YOGA STUDIO"!
TCV is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia's premier yoga studio.

The Centre at VitaZen
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Free Holiday Stress Workshop

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The Centre at VitaZen is presenting a FREE Holiday Stree Workshop!

Join Glenda for this 1.5 hour workshop that will teach you coping techniques for managing stress! She will include yoga, breathing & supplements to help you manage stress from the holidays, forward. Space is limited to 20 people, so call and sign up today!

Where: The Centre at VitaZen
            12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
            Hardy, VA 24101

When: Monday December 23rd at 12:00 Noon

Call 540-721-9365 to reserve your spot, today!

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Thankful

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It’s that time of year again when we start to think about being thankful. It’s the time we start looking back on the past year, planning times to get together with family and friends.

As a yoga instructor I begin to plan my classes around being thankful, l myself being thankful for my students and being thankful that I can do the very thing that makes my life complete. Teaching is that for me and I am thankful every day that I can do what I love.

The more I started thinking about being thankful I realized that I am not always every day thankful. I have had challenges throughout the year, as I am sure we all have. It’s hard to be thankful when you have pain or when your children are having problems or when your job is not fulfilling the dream of what you wanted your life to be. It’s hard to be thankful when you are the caretaker of a loved one, or are personally suffering an illness or injury that is threatening your quality of life. It’s hard to be thankful when you are attached to the idea of what should or should not happen or what you should or should not be.

How do we become thankful for everything? I don’t believe there is a magic pill or spell; but I do believe that deep down inside of every human being is a place where we are exactly who we want to be. When we are brave enough to go there, we become thankful for the hard times and well as the good. It is in this place that we see our hard times a lessons or experiment in life and understand that no matter what we are feeling right now, good or bad, “this too shall pass”. I believe that in this place we can let go of those things we have become attached to. And yes, we can become attached to anything; people, material possessions and even ideas.

To visit this place we have to reach down deep inside and grab hold of what is always there available to us at all times in any situation, a place of gratitude, of peace and of understanding. We can find it in those quiet moments. We can find it watching the sunset or rise. We can find in the face of a small child.

So, am I thankful every day? Yes, I believe I am. I don’t always visit this place of gratitude, but I have learned that it is always there and when I am feeling brave in the face of hard times I can take myself there and be thankful.

My wish to you all is that you find this place inside yourself and visit it often.

Namaste’

Glenda

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FREE Yoga!

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Our teachers at The Centre at VitaZen were brainstorming one day and came up with an AWESOME idea! Free yoga:) After I had a heart attack, I thought why not? So what we came up with is a once a month free class. Some months will be themed, so will be diffferent styles and all will be just plain fun for everyone! We are offering these classes at different times and on different days each month. We are doing this as a way to give back to the Smith Mountain Lake Community and a way to invite new students to what we feel is the best thing since the invention of the hola hoop.

Wednesday October 30th 10:30am - Halloween Yoga

Friday November 29th 1:00pm - Giving Thanks Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoga as Therapy

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Yoga as Therapy

The Centre at VitaZen

Friday October 18th

1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Yoga as Therapy will touch upon many of the therapeutic benefits of yoga.

  • Allergies & Asthma
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Digestive Issues
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Low Energy/Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Knee Problems
       (Injury/post surgery)
  • Balance 
     
     (age related / diagnosis of vertigo)

 

Join us for this two hour workshop and explore what yoga can do for you! Preregistration is recommended, as space is limited. Fee is $25 Register at VitaZen or call 721-9365.

        

The Centre at VitaZen
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy
Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101

yoga as therapy

 

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Yoga Shares #4

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds. Take a few minutes and TAKE THE DOSGHA QUIZ!
http://yogainternational.com/article/view/dosha-quiz

Pretty coolJ

Namaste,

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA

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Yoga Shares #3

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds.

4 Ayurvedic Tips to Stay Cool This Summer from My Yoga Online

http://www.myyogaonline.com/healthy-living/health-and-wellness/4-ayurvedic-tips-to-stay-cool-this-summer

Namaste,

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

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Yoga Shares #2

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds.

AHHHHH Savasana!
From the Ashville Yoga Center

5 Tips for a Blissful Savasana:
http://bit.ly/11wZVCC

Namaste,

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

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Yoga Shares #1

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Hi this is Glenda from the Centre at VitaZen. I spend a lot of time researching-daydreaming-exploring YOGA. I learn so much from my adventures about yoga…life. I would like to share one of my recent finds.

 

How to boost your brain power after a long days work with a 20 minutes of
Hatha Yoga by Tara Stiles
http://fitbie.msn.com/2013/06/13/20-minute-yoga-workout-boosts-brain-power?blog_cat=juice-bar

 

Namaste,

 

Glenda RYT

Glenda Wynne is the owner of The Centre at VitaZen, located in Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

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