Mint Hill Yoga

Yoga for EveryBody

October 11, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Yoga for MS

I am  happy to announce I will begin offering a class adapted just for folks with Multiple Sclerosis the first week in November. If you know of anyone that might benefit from or be interested in such an offering, please send them my way! My intention is to offer practices that help with problems common among MS patients, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression, pain, and stress relief. Classes will include gentle asana(poses) as appropriate, meditation, traditional yogic breathing techniques for relaxation, journaling, and self massage. We will make use of any props in the studio that will make practice accessible to everyone. Chairs are available. Students must be able to stand for short periods and walk without assistance small distances. A special parking area and entrance door are available on site. Just let me know if use of those facilities would be helpful. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to send an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I want to make this class available to anyone that needs it. Cost for three one hour sessions is $25, and registration is available on the Classes page of our website. Hope to see some of you there!!  Bettie Shea

August 25, 2014
by Bettie Shea
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Meet Gisela Sullivan, Your New Beginner’s Yoga Teacher!!!

 

I started teaching in 2008. My favorite thing to teach is beginners. When you start something you are excited and fully present! When the students show up that way, so do I! Beginner’s vinyasa is very rewarding… its the start of something positive for your health and wellness and I feel privileged to be a part of that journey for someone. I was an athlete for many years and I suffered from chronic injuries before I discovered yoga… now I am interested in ‘whole’ health and realistic expectations of what it means to be ‘fit’. I hope my students discover that for themselves as well.
Beginner’s Vinyasa is about the foundational aspects of yoga, which means we build each asana from the ground up. I talk a good bit about ‘internal yoga’. This is what happens inside the body as we practice. The Bandhas and the Breath create a grounding that allows the student to work from the inside out. Developing an awareness of your body, how it feels, what it needs… this is the ‘inner teacher’ coming to life. Our inner teacher will always tell the truth… we simply learn to listen and then to act based on these teachings.

I am thrilled to be invited to the Mint Hill yoga community! Please come and join me for the entire 8 week series, or simply drop in when you can. Saturday’s starting Sept. 13th at 9am!

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.