Lifestyle Series

The Yoga of Breathing: Introduction to Pranayama

Contact Memor Health at (775) 827-2400 for available dates
COST: $95 for all 8 sessions

Pranayama is an ancient art of conscious breath control. Through various practices and techniques, the student cultivates awareness of breathing and develops a set of tools that can ultimately rejuvenate the body and mind. These powerful tools can help reduce stress, mental tension, insomnia, and depression. With conscious control of the breath, we thread together body, mind, and spirit, becoming more whole.

As the classical yoga text, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika clearly states, “When the breath is unsteady, the mind is unsteady. When the breath is steady, the mind is steady, and the yogi becomes steady. Therefore, one should control the breath.”

In this 8 week course, we’ll explore a handful of these powerful techniques and work towards building a regular personal practice.

Yoga Nidra: The Ancient Art of Sleep Meditation

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COST: $12

Yoga Nidra is a simple, but powerful, guided meditation technique that eases you into the zone between waking and sleeping. It’s an accessible meditation practice that focuses on cultivating multiple levels of well-being. Here are a few reasons why this time-tested practice is benefiting so many people today:

  1. Anyone can do it
  2. There’s really no way to practice it incorrectly
  3. It’s easy to incorporate into your daily life
  4. It’s a simple way to reduce stress
  5. And it’s a great opportunity to learn more about yourself

Ayurveda 101 Fundamentals

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COST: $175

Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old holistic healing system of India and the sister science of Yoga, has the answers you are looking for. Translated as the “Science of Life”, Ayurveda shows you the power of lifestyle – how to promote longevity, avoid disease, and live intelligently. Observing daily rituals maximizes your energy, reduces stress, enhances self-awareness, and allows you to live your life to the fullest potential. Whether your body type is Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire), or Kapha (Earth), you can strategically avoid imbalance and prevent many diseases. Learn the basics of mindful eating, appropriate exercise for your constitution, and the value of meditation and yoga. This comprehensive four-week series is only for those who are motivated to transform their lives!

Learn about…

  •  Introduction to Ayurveda and Your Body Type
  •  Living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
  •  Following an Ayurvedic Diet
  •  Ayurvedic Detoxification and Self-care

Instructors

Nicholas Stanton, 500-RYT

As a lifelong student of various storytelling arts, I approach yoga from a narrative perspective. What kind of experience can our practice create for us? How can it get us to see, think, and feel in different ways? This curious exploration is at the heart of asana and forms the foundation of my practice. As the Radiance Sutra exclaims, “Every perception is an invitation to revelation.” When I go to the mat, I explore these questions with all of the senses as a way to build new intelligences in the body and redefine our relationships to ourselves.

I teach slow, intense flow. When poses are simple, we are compelled to follow the breath and the inner guidance of the body to our edge. It’s a wondrously simple yet challenging practice: movement married with breath married with our deepest reverence to the body, its energy, its anatomy, and and its attunement to the present moment.

I teach Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation as well. All of these practices converge to lead us to an expanded vision and a deeper intimacy with our lives.

These threads suture the essence of my practice.

From these places, I hope all can find a more authentic version of themselves and develop the courage to live it out loud.

Milla Stanton

What if we thought of our selves (mind, body, and spirit) as personal ecosystems? If you had the ability to cultivate yourself as a thriving ecosystem, what would you do? What would you change about your current habits and choices? How would you nourish your mind, body, and spirit differently than you are doing now? 

These are the questions Milla has devoted herself to exploring. For Milla, Ayurveda provides the tools and knowledge to re-discover our personal ecosystems and teaches us how to care for ourselves in an intuitive and individualized manner. It is not only the food that we take in that fuels our systems. Every sense impression we experience affects on our bodies and minds, and Ayurveda helps us discern which impressions promote health from those that may harm us. Milla feels engaging with the whole human being AND their environment is essential to optimizing health. Through Ayurveda Milla helps her clients discover their innate abilities to cultivate balance in their lives through the use of all five senses and an understanding of individual needs and desires.

Milla has studied Ayurveda for the last four years and has been amazed at the effects even small changes have had in her own life. She is excited to offer these services to others who are searching for a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing.