Some days it's a walk with my dogs in nature, coffee with a friend, or canceling plans to rest.
Knowing what our bodies need to gently guide our souls back on the course takes awareness and attention.
You may have noticed the class schedule has shifted, another course change, just know we're busy building and creating more for our lovely community..so stay tuned!
During this shift we have greatly expanded our wellness offerings to include:
Massage - reduce pain, promote relaxation, improve sleep
Moms Circle - calm the nervous system, reduce worry, connect with others
Meditation - induces physical relaxation, increases patience and tolerance
Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time. - Katrina Mayer
In a recent conversation with a fellow therapist...
I was reminded of the inspiration to open this wellness center. Life's taken a few winding turns, as we all experience, and teaching yoga this past Saturday it occurred to me that we all must find our place of "well-being".
For you, this may come in the form of convening with nature, movement, laughter, friendships, or quiet meditative moments.
Slowing down and tuning into your intention each day can offer a reminder of where well-being lives within you.
Our center is growing to support you in enriching wellness. If you' are interested in an upcoming event or practice yoga we'd love to be a part of your journey.
In the spirit of all things well,
Yoga and Friendship
Last weekend I traveled to Michigan to celebrate life with six dear Catholic High School girlfriends. Our close bond spans multiple decades, shared values and mutual respect for one other. We postponed a prior trip due to Covid, so seeing their faces was a special joy in itself.
We connected over food, drink, lake time singing, dancing, laughter, and YOGA.
Without prompting, Saturday morning my ole' buddies, most of whom rarely practice yoga, laid out their colorful mats next to the water. I smiled to myself as I linked up my friend’s fancy jam box-like stereo which had been playing mostly 70s and 80s tunes the evening prior.
As the music slowed, sunlight sparkled on the water, and the breeze arrived in perfect timing. We listened to the waves cresting in and we began to breathe and move.
It was then that I witnessed my best friends drop into a place of peace.
In moments like this, the benefits of a yoga practice emerge more than a physical feat but more of a spiritual experience. We kept it light sharing a few personal jokes which on later reflection I realize is crucial for vitality.
I was taken by their ability to tend to themselves and also by how a little yoga goes a long way.
To friendship, practice, and the gift of yoga.
Cheers to connecting with others!
Susan Castle, NP will lead us in a powerful workshop surrounding brain health as we age. This is one you won't want to miss.
Join us for a special evening of Yinyasa. This class blends Yin Yoga (long-held passive poses to stretch connective tissue and promote the health of joints) and Vinyasa (gentle flow to strengthen and invigorate) to promote the flow of energy.
This integrated style of practice is designed to help the body and mind maintain a balanced internal state that optimizes health and healing.
Monday May 23rd, Yinyasa 6-7:30 pm
Meet Tracy Hall, women's health coach.
With over 35 years in the health & fitness industry as an athlete, trainer, speaker, educator, and coach, she helps women create lives from which they no longer wish to escape.
You may not even know what you are looking for, but you know something feels off. The longer you keep it in, the bigger it gets. The connection made through joining a healthy women's circle is calming to the nervous system.
It not only feels good...it contains a ripple effect that also positively impacts those closest to us.
Gift yourself the wisdom of clarity, connection and balance.
Join Tracy and Amy Wednesday, May 18th, 7-8:30 pm.
Eight classes for $120
on practice from now thru-June 30th
*purchase when you book your next class
Thank you for your support. Really, it's been a fantastic year.
Whether you have attended classes, workshops, or events at Amy Lloyd Wellness & Yoga our goal has been to assist you in...
It's our chance to thank you for being a part of a community in health. The positive spirit and energy are alive and well and we will continue to support you in WELLNESS.
Are you new to yoga or looking to deepen your practice? Private yoga sessions are a fantastic way to have one on one instruction, guidance, and support. Each session will be tailored to you and will assist in strengthening, alignment, stretching, and relaxation depending on your specific needs. If you prefer to share the session with a friend, please inquire.
If you haven't tried BeAnne's workshop, give yourself this gift.
Restorative yoga has a deep healing influence on the body and mind.
It gives you space to slow down and be in the moment with your own breath in a space of loving presence.
When the physical body rests in long-held supportive postures, the natural healing process resumes; restoring the body and mind back to a place of homeostasis.
The most important organ in our body.
The great news is our brains have plasticity meaning they can change and form new connections. It’s proven that experiences that are repeated actually change the brain.
Would you like to like to learn more about how you can make small impactful shifts in your brain health?
Yes, I thought so!
Join Susan Castle and me this May for an inspiring workshop covering topics including:
Susan Castle, NP is a Functional Medicine Practitioner in Decatur. She has completed extensive research on brain health and we’re lucky to have her on May 5th - 6-7:30 pm.
You will walk away with specific knowledge on how you may better care for your brain and small steps you can take right now to improve brain health as you age.
Let's learn together.
In well health, Amy :)
Amy Chlebek Lloyd