Classes and Groups

For meeting days and times see our complete Calendar of classes.

For more detailed information about our classes, please email the Instructor directly.


Classes

Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais)

With Paul Voudouris


Every Thursday 9-10 AM
Cost: 120 pesos per session

In this class, you will use attentive repetition of non-strenuous movements to reeducate your nervous system. The teacher verbally leads you through a structured lesson. As you move and listen to your internal sensations and feelings, you will release chronic muscle tension. The increased sensitivity and relaxation create more options of movement and give you the feeling of freedom that comes from having more choices.

Students who take this class will experience immediate improvements in posture and breathing; reduction or elimination of chronic discomforts; and a positive feeling of physical and emotional well-being.

The Feldenkrais Method is a unique body-centered learning process achieved through gentle, interesting movement sequences which stimulate the exploratory learning natural to infants. Through this method, one can increase one’s ease and range of motion; improve one’s flexibility and coordination; and rediscover one’s innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.


Beginning May 6th: Chair Yoga with Antonio

Every Tuesday 3-4 pm

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Those of you with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who just cannot get on the floor for whatever reason (such as age or being in a crowded work environment) can benefit from a daily practice of yoga on a chair in the comfort of your home or office. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential. Even if you are in a wheelchair, you can receive the many benefits of chair yoga–the integration of body, mind, and spirit that keeps the yoga practitioner at the top of their game.

Cost per class: 100 pesos

 


Capoeira-Based Fitness / Acondicionamiento Físico con base en Capoeira

(Versión en Español abajo)

Capoeira-based Fitness

With Christian González (Um Cib.)

Tuesdays & Fridays, 9-10:30 am

Cost: $80 pesos per session

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, fight and music, world-renowned for the skill of its movements. This practice has the ability to improve the circulatory system, strengthen muscles, build discipline and reduce stress.

In this class you will learn in a fun and dynamic way how to use your body as an instrument, developing flexibility, strength and endurance. We will also work on your will power and the balance between our various bodies or centers such as the physical, the mental and the etherial. 

The students will be able to meet other instructors who will come from different places, each one with a different approach to the discipline, which can further enrich their individual potential.

About the facilitator
Christian CapoeiraChristian began practising competitive sports since age 8, when he entered his school’s soccer team. Since then he has continued to practice high performance sports, such as: squash, swimming, gymnastics, tae kwan do, football, mountain biking and, of course, Capoeira.

Christian’s main interest is to spread the philosophy and art of Capoeira, which is a very complete discipline to work on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. Through the practice of Capoeira, you can develop aerobic skills, flexibility, discipline; as well as musical and dancing abilities. To those who practice it, Capoeira brings a time-space awareness, as well as a knowledge of how to manage the physical body as a tool to reach new levels in our own evolution.

For more information please contact Christian at royalnet19704@gmail.com or call him to his cell phone: 045.442.122.6505

Acondicionamiento Físico con base en Capoeira

Con Christian González (Um Cib.)

Martes y Viernes, 9-10:30 am

Costo: $80 pesos por sesión

Capoeira es arte marcial Brasileña que combina  elementos de Danza, Acrobacia, Lucha y Música mundialmente conocido por la destreza de sus movimientos.  La práctica de Capoeira mejora el sistema circulatorio, fortalece los músculos, crea disciplina y reduce el estrés.

En está clase aprenderás de forma divertida y dinámica como utilizar tu cuerpo como un instrumento, desarrollando flexibilidad, fuerza y resistencia. Además trabajaremos la fuerza de voluntad, así como el equilibrio entre nuestros distintos cuerpos o centros, tales como el cuerpo físico, el mental y el etérico.

Los estudiantes podrán conocer a otros instructores venidos de diferentes lugares, cada uno con un enfoque diferente de la misma disciplina, con lo cual podrán enriquecer aún más su potencial individual.

Acerca del facilitador
Christian comenzó  a hacer deporte de competencia desde los 8 años, ingresando al equipo de fútbol soccer en su colegio. Desde entonces no ha dejado de practicar deporte de alto rendimiento, tales como:  squash, natación, acrobacia, gimnasia olímpica, tae kwan do, fútbol americano, ciclismo de montaña y, por supuesto, Capoeira. 

El interés de Christian es difundir la filosofía y el arte de la Capeoeira, la cual es una disciplina de lo más completa para trabajar tanto a nivel físico, como mental y espiritual. A través de la práctica de la Capoeira, paulatinamente se pueden desarrollar habilidades aeróbicas, de flexibilidad, fuerza, disciplina así como habilidades musicales y de danza. La Capoeira brinda a quienes la practican una consciencia del tiempo y el espacio, así como del manejo del cuerpo físico como una herramienta para alcanzar nuevos niveles en nuestra propia evolución.

Para mayor información, contacta a Christian en royalnet19704@gmail.com o llama a su celular 045.442.122.6505. 


Enneagram Intermediate Group

Suggested donation: 100 pesos (not required for attendance)

NOTE: This class will not take place on April 14th and April 21st. Class will resume on April 28th.

Note: Before attending this group, it is necessary to complete the Introduction to the Enneagram series

Mondays 11 am – 12:30 pm

Allen ZeesmanCombining modern psychological insights with traditional spiritual wisdom, the Enneagram provides a universal language that helps foster greater understanding of ourselves and others. The course is led by Allen Zeesman, a member of  LifePath’s Enneagram therapy group. 

How to register

Please e-mail Allen at allen.zeesman@gmail.com.


Introduction to the Enneagram

A 3 class series, led by Allen Zeesman; series to be repeated; drop-ins for single classes welcome.

Next intro series:

  • April 28th, May 5th and 12th

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Suggested donation: 100 pesos (not required for attendance)

Allen ZeesmanCombining modern psychological insights with traditional spiritual wisdom, the Enneagram provides a universal language that helps foster greater understanding of ourselves and others. This course is designed for the curious beginner wants to learn more. The course is led by Allen Zeesman, a member of  LifePath’s Enneagram therapy group. Dr. Beverly Nelson will co-facilitate this class on occasion.

How to register

Please e-mail Allen at allen.zeesman@gmail.com.


Qi Gong with Christian

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM 

QI GONG (pronounced “Tchi Kong”) is the father of Tai Chi Chuan and its origins go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization, from the ancient taoist’s gymnastics of longevity. In fact, Tai Chi Chuan is an inner martial art codified in the 17th century, created from the fusion between martial art’s techniques and Qi Gong. 

QI GONG is part of one of the five branches of the traditional Chinese medicine, and means: “ Control of the vital energy “.It is a traditional Chinese gymnastics whose practice consists of slow and gentle movements, combined with breath exercises and concentration of the mind. This thousand-year-old discipline helps the circulation of the energy through the body.

QI GONG is not a martial art and its aim is always spiritual and therapeutic.

The regular practice of QI GONG:

  • Calms and relaxes the mind
  • Reinforces the neuromuscular system and makes it more flexible
  • Optimizes all the functions of the organism                                                       
  • Supports the immune system and sustains the strengths of self-recovery            
  • Guarantees good health and vitality

QI  GONG is a practice for everybody, regardless of gender, religion, age of physical condition. The classes are imparted by Christian, teacher certified by the “Ling Gui” school and  Dr. Liu Dong (www.linggui.fr), school  of Therapeutic Qi Gong, in Paris/France.

Trilingual classes:  English-Spanish-French.

Drop-ins welcome, 90 pesos.

Contact: Christian  - 415.100.2675
Email:  christian.shiatsu_qigong@yahoo.com

 


QiGong for Beginners, with Christian

LAST CLASS: MARCH 28th, 2014

Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30 – 11:00 AM

If you are new to the practice of QiGong, or if you are considering joining Christian’s class, QiGong for Beginners is the perfect way to start!

In only 30 minutes, Christian will guide you through the basic movements of QiGong. Peaceful, relaxing and useful!

Cost: 50 pesos. Drop-ins are most welcome!


Sound Meditation with Billy White

Wednesdays 7-8:15 pm

Suggested donation: 100 pesos

Come to LifePath to experience the incredible sounds that invite one to enter a deeper level of awareness!

Please be punctual and bring a cushion and/or blanket for sitting comfortably on the floor.

About Billy White

With over 30 years as a professional musician, known as a guitarist/percussionist and world music performer, and 20 yrs. studying and practicing meditation, yoga, and sound healing, Billy is now working on a series of recordings that utilize various instruments, voice and sound design to increase relaxation and expand awareness and health.

Most recently, he has been exploring the realm of overtone singing, producing 2 or more notes from a single voice, expanding the harmonic spectrum and resonance in the human body, similar to Tuvan throat singers and Tibetan monks.

Billy has returned to San Miguel for a brief time, and will be leading sound meditations using Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, didjeridoo, frame drums, harmonium and other instruments, to create a deep and healing experience of sound and vibration.


Yoga Classes for All Levels Taught by Anabel Cardenas Dugal

Yoga with Anabel Cardenas Dugal

Mondays and Thursdays: 5:45-7 PM

Cost: 100 pesos, drop-ins welcome

Anabel Cardenas Dugal teaches Hatha Yoga for all levels from beginner to advanced in a group setting. She incorporates standing, sitting, and laying down yoga asanas with emphasis on the breathing process. She always tries to lead and encourage her students to move within a safe range of motion and to know and respect his or her limits and honor that we all go and grow at our own pace. Pranayama and breathing techniques are a essential component of her yoga classes. Her yoga classes address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life of a human being. Grand Sala.

Contact: anabel@lifepathretreats.com


Yoga with Antonio

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30 – 9:45 AM

Cost: 100 pesos, drop-ins welcome.

sneptune_calligraphy_lotus1Join Antonio for a unique approach to Yoga that integrates element of QiGong, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa. All while using breath awareness to bring you to a relaxing, calm state of mind!

Private instruction also available.

MONTHLY PACKAGE: Unlimited classes for 4 weeks – 1,000 MXN.

 


Yoga with Props

Every Saturday 10-11:15 AM
100 MXN per session, drop-ins welcome!

A yoga prop is an object that helps stretch, strengthen, relax, or improve the alignment of the body. It helps sustain the practice of asanas for a longer duration, and conserves energy. These props allow asanas to be practiced in a relaxed way, and balance the body and mind actively as well as passively.

The use of props improves blood circulation and breathing capacity. It activates the muscles, tones the body´s organs, and relives undue mental and physical stress or strain. Props help increase flexibility and stamina and, at the same time relax slack and tired muscles. They help to rejuvenate the entire body, without increasing physical fatigue.

Props provide a sense of direction and alignment, and help increase and enhance the understanding of each asana. They serve as a silent instructor.

As stress is reduced, anxiety, fears and depression also disappear, helping those under emotional strain cope better with all aspects of their lives.

Ultimately, Yoga with props creates a feeling of peace and tranquility and culminates in a fresh perspective and renewed strength.

Co-facilitated by Anabel Cárdenas Dugal and Alejandro Gómez Tagle.

If you have questions about this class, please e-mail Anabel at anabel@lifepathretreats.com 

About Anabel Cárdenas Dugal
Anabel was born in Mexico City and came to live in San Miguel de Allende to teach dance from 1992 to 2008 at the Art Institute of Bellas Artes. Her various interests in movement, body-mind, tai-chi, qigong, spirituality, astrology, health, and nutrition drew her to practice yoga. She saw all the pains and aches she had developed as a dancer evaporate with her yoga practice. And, she found a very valuable life tool of self-knowledge and self transformation. Over the past 10 years in San Miguel, Anabel has studied different styles and approaches to yoga. She feels that her greatest teachers are her students. For more information about Anabel, click here.

About co-facilitator Alejandro Gómez Tagle
Alejandro has been teaching yoga for more than 11 years, on Iyengar tradition. His teachers were Margaretta Sander (in San Miguel de Allende) and Herta Rogg (Iyenga Yoga Center – Mexico City). He has also attended workshops with Kathy Rogers, James Murphy, Joan Whitey and Francois Raoult. Alejandro has been practicing with yoga props, helping students to have a better alignment during the asana practice and a better and deeper understanding about the relationship between body and mind.  Alejandro teaches 2 classes 3 times a week in different locations within San Miguel de Allende. 

Groups

Enneagram Group Therapy

Enneagram Group Therapy with Dr. Beverly Nelson

Dr. Beverly Nelson
Private Office.


Group Therapy

Enneagram Group Therapy with Dr. Beverly Nelson

Dr. Beverly Nelson


Silent Meditation with the SMA Meditation Community

Silent Meditation with the SMA Meditation Community

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11 AM

The SMA Meditation Community is an open, flowing collection of people from different traditions (including various Buddhist lineages) who share a love of sitting in silence. We also share a love of spiritual community free of doctrine or belief, based in equality and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome. Because friendships with like-minded people support the inner path, we usually meet informally after sittings to share ideas and come to know one another.

Although the forty-minute silent meditations begin at 10:10 and end at 10:50, please feel free to come and go quietly at any time. Meditation assistance is available before or after the sit. For more in-depth meditation instruction, ask Ann Barden (Vipassana) or Jerry Steward (general) at jermer@hotmail.com, 154-0877.

All offerings are free, donations welcome. For more information or to be on our mailing list, contact:  SMAMC@lifepathretreats.com

 


Transformations Discussion Group

Coordinated by Frank Thoms and Kathleen Cammarata

Every Wednesday 4:30-6 pm
By donation

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Transformations is a weekly participant-led discussion group. Its purpose is to have reflective conversations from the heart and spirit. It is lay-led in which the leader brings a poem, prose, art piece or illustration for inspiration. Conversation follows without crosstalk. The meeting concludes with a brief meditation.

The optimum size for this group will be twenty for each session, as the room is small. For more information, please contact Frank and Kathleen directly at frankthoms3@gmail.com or at 415.121.3026.