Mint Hill Yoga

Yoga for EveryBody

August 13, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Welcome Viniyoga to Mint Hill!!!

On a personal note, I need to tell you before you even read this how fond I am of Linda, and how much I love the practice of viniyoga. When I practice at home on my own, these are the techniques I turn to time and time again to bring me to a place of total peace and comfort.  I honestly hope you will consider coming to see what amazing things Linda will be bringing to our little jewel box Thursdays at 5:30pm starting  September 4. Preregistration is recommended, and is available on the Classes page of our website.  Bettie Shea, Owner

 

 

Viniyoga Flow with Linda Nickolenko

 

“What is Viniyoga?

 

Viniyoga is often referred to as “breath centric yoga.”  The primary focus of this yoga class is to help students connect to and understanding the transformational relationship between the their breath, mind and body through the use of postures, breathing techniques and meditation.  Each class is sequenced to link awareness to breath and movement to strengthen weaker muscles, increase range of motion, increase mental clarity and reduce tension and increase energy in the body.  This class teaches students how to maintain a sustained and growing yoga practice and is the perfect compliment to all other styles of yoga.  Students who will benefit from this practice:  Everyone!

 

But more specifically, students who may be affected by:

 

Stress/Tension

Chronic Pain

Back Ailments/Pain

Depression/Anxiety

Joint Pain

High Blood Pressure

Recovery from Injuries

Cancer Recovery/Survivors

Asthma/Respiratory Issues

Attention/Concentration Difficulty

 

*Linda is also a Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher and will modify postures in classes as needed for beautiful mommas.

 

July 8, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Welcome Dr. Edwards to Mint Hill Yoga!!!

Mint Hill Yoga moves one step closer to being a complete holistic wellness center with the addition of a Holistic Psychotherapist to our team of practitioners beginning in August!! Please join all of us in welcoming Dr. Danielle Edwards to Mint Hill Yoga!!  

 

A note from Dr. Edwards:

 

Greetings Yogis! I am Danielle Edwards, Ed.D., LPCS, NCC.  I have practiced in mental health and public school administration for over 19 years in North and South Carolina. I am a practicing psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

I believe that my clients are fundamentally whole and capable and that it is my role to assist them in expanding their resilience and sense of well-being. Recognizing that we are not just mental and emotional beings, but also physical, my work typically utilizes body and breath awareness as a key way to access inner responses and resources.

My areas of specialty include anxiety, stress, trauma, family relational issues and active intervention (problem-focused and goal-directed treatment). My work has many different sources of inspiration, but the core modalities I use in my work are Yoga-enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Brief Dynamic Therapy as well as Meditative Therapies. Evidence suggests that body-based therapies, coupled with psychotherapy work exceptionally well in remediating the effects that trauma cause within the body (e.g. helplessness, rage, depression…). The emphasis on mindfulness brings a here-and-now immediacy and practicality to the work, and clients learn a way of being that allows them a greater sense of being grounded in their own experience: mentally, emotionally and physically.

Psychotherapy assumes we are capable of a greater degree of conscious control of our lives. Rather than relying solely on medication or on societal rules, it allows individuals to grow and improve their lives using various other techniques and approaches.

I invite you to contact me at (704) 793-8827 to experience Yoga-enhanced Cognitive Behavior therapy here at Mint Hill Yoga Studio! I look forward to joining you in therapeutic dialogue, meditation and bodywork according to your specific needs!

June 28, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Summer Schedule for July ONLY

Hello All!!

Monday morning 9:30 Gentle Fusion will NOT be meeting during July. Monday 6pm Fusion Level 1/2 also WILL NOT be meeting during July, but will merge with the 7:30pm class for July only. Both classes will return in August.

Also, I will not be working the last two weeks of July, so all my classes are suspended during that time until I return. Thanks so much for your kindness and patience. All other Mint Hill Yoga classes will continue on as usual. Enjoy your summer!!!

 

:) Bettie Shea

June 9, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Senior Yoga Name Change!!

In response to comments and suggestions from the many young at heart and powerful yogis that have come faithfully to Wednesday 9:30 yoga for nearly a year, I have decided to change the name of Senior Yoga to Yoga Over 50.  I think this more accurately describes their incredible energy, laughter, and interest in growth. –Bettie

May 8, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Gentle Fusion on Monday Mornings Starting in June

I am very happy to announce that beginning on Monday, June 2 at 9:30am, I will begin offering a Gentle version of Fusion Yoga which has proven quite popular on Monday evenings. The class combines asanas from the viniyoga and alignment traditions along with large doses of breathwork and meditation. You will leave class centered and energized for your day. Cost for the series is $35 since it is a 60 minute class(as opposed to our 75 minute offerings, which are $40 for a series). I hope to see many of you there!!!  :))  Bettie

February 25, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Additional Beginners Class Added

In response to recent high demand for Beginners classes, please join Bettie Shea on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 for Beginners Yoga. This series of classes will begin Tuesday, March 11, and run the 11th, 18th, 25th, 1st, and 8th. Class is 75 minutes long and the series will cost $40 for five weeks.

February 14, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Saturday Morning Beginner’s Yoga Classes Added to Schedule Permanently

The trial run of Beginner’s Yoga on Saturday morning from 9-10 has been so successful we have decided to add it to our permanent schedule starting in March! Cost of the class will be $35 for five consecutive Saturdays pre-paid to Kiesha. The class is 60 minutes long. To pre-register, email Kiesha at kiesha@yoga-me.org to let her know to save space for you!!!

January 3, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Beginner’s Yoga Classes Coming Soon!!!

Per your requests, we are adding Beginner’s Yoga to our regular schedule.

Join us  for Beginner’s Yoga classes beginning in February.  

 On Saturday mornings, join Kiesha Battles for a four week Beginner’s Series from 9-10am at a cost of $25 for the series, paid directly to Kiesha when you arrive. Dates of the Saturday series are February 1,8,15, and 22. This class is being offered on a trial basis for the month of February only. If attendance is sufficient, we will re-evaluate and perhaps add the class to the schedule on a permanent basis.

WELCOME BEGINNERS!!!

September 11, 2013
by Bettie Shea
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A Softer, Gentler Vinyasa

Hello All!

For a while now, I’ve been trying to come up with a name that really captures the spirit of how we approach flow, or vinyasa classes here at Mint Hill Yoga. If you’ve ever attended one, you know that though you flow, and you probably sweat and get your heart rate up, you still feel…you still feel. That’s it.

We aren’t in such a hurry to rush through our sun salutations, warriors, and triangles that we fail to take time to notice how we are feeling, inside and out. Asana touches all parts of us, not just our physical bodies, but the subtle bodies as well.  There ought to be an awareness of what is going on with you emotionally and spiritually in each moment, in every breath. Where are you holding tension? Is the jaw locked? The face tense? Notice, and let go. Be mindful.

Therefore, as soon as I can get time to make the changes, all our vinyasa classes are going to be called MINDFUL VINYASA.

Kiesha Battles gave me the idea last Saturday, and I think it works. Thanks, Kiesha.