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

Chair Yoga with Antonio

Every Tuesday 3-4 pm and Thursday 1-2 pm
Cost per class: 100 pesos. Packages available. 

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Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits,reduction of stressbetter sleep, and a sense of well-being.

Who Can Do Chair Yoga?

Chair yoga classes are most widely available in senior centers and retirement homes, as senior citizens are its biggest target audience, but obese people and people with neurological diseases are also good candidates to give the chair method a try. Office workers can also take advantage of chair yoga’s adaptations to sneak in some stretches at work.

Those of you with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who just cannot get on the floor for any 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.

antonio@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.6179. 

 


Enneagram Intermediate Group, Levels 1 and 2

GROUP WILL BE ON BREAK DURING JULY 2016. MEETINGS RESUME AUGUST 8th, 2016. 

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

Level 1: Mondays 11 am – 12:30 pm
Level 2: Wednesdays 1-2:30 pm
Level 3 (beginning February 16, 2016): Tuesdays, 12:30-2 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. 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.


Gentle Yoga with Anabel / Alejandro*

Saturdays 10-11:15 am
Cost per class: 120 pesos 

*Teachers alternate.

yoga_props_small-57A 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.


Introduction to the Enneagram

Next intro series: TBD, please watch this space
Suggested donation: 100 pesos (not required for attendance)

A 3 class series, led by Allen Zeesman; series to be repeated.

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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

PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY for these class series. Please e-mail Allen at allen.zeesman@gmail.com.


Qi Gong

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Cost per class: 110 pesos

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. 

Trilingual classes:  English-Spanish-French.


Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Antonio Elugardo

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:15 am
Cost per class: 100 pesos. Packages available.

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I rejoice
Spirit awakened
My lifetime changed
For I have dipped my soul
In the ocean of yoga

We practice basic Vinyasa Flow Yoga postures. A sequence of stretches linked with deep Breathing and Graceful Movement. THIS Yoga practice is for everyBODY – it will change YOUR life!

antonio@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.6179. 

 


Yoga Classes for All Levels with Anabel Cárdenas Dugal

Mondays and Thursdays 5:45-7 pm
Cost per class: 120 pesos

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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.

anabel@lifepathretreats.com


Yoga with Antonio

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30 – 9:45 am
Cost per class: 100 pesos. Packages available.

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Join 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.

antonio@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.6179.

 


Groups

Enneagram Group Therapy

Thursdays 3:15-5:15 pm

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Closed Group. To inquire abouit joining, please contact beverly@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.8003. 


Silent Meditation with the SMA Meditation Community

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11 am
All offerings are free, donations welcome.

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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, please e-mail jermer@hotmail.com.

For more information or to be on our mailing list, contact:  SMAMC@lifepathretreats.com