Feel the Peace is a self-care, wellness blog. It features articles about yoga, nutrition, mindfulness, healthy living, meditation, spirituality and so much more! There are guest posts from time to time from subject matter experts.
Lyn Lilavati Sirota is a certified 200-hour Yoga Instructor through Integral Yoga in Princeton, N.J. She specializes in gentle yoga instruction with a focus on range of movement and therapeutic practices. Through the use of sound, movement, and breath, she leads a mindful, detailed, and spiritual class perfect for those new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners. Furthering her knowledge of yoga practices that benefit the body, Lyn completed a 180-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program, a 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training program, as well as a program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to add to her knowledge and skills. In addition, Lyn recently participated in Yoga for Arthritis training and will be getting certified in Adaptive Yoga for various special populations.
~ Virtual Gentle Yoga and Meditation – Friday Mornings at 9:00. Current session beginning 7/17 includes (7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/14 and 8/21. No class on 8/7). Cost: $40. Next session begins 8/28. There will be subsequent sessions, so please reach out if you’re interested. Anyone who lives anywhere can join from the comfort of home and even in PJs! Gentle yoga is a mat-based class that offers traditional hatha poses, where range of motion movements and some longer held, gentle yin postures are infused. Class also includes standing/balancing poses for coordination and bone strength. Using movement, and breath it is a mindful, detailed, and spiritual class perfect for those new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners. Want to try a single class experience? No problem. You can take any individual class as a ‘drop-in’ student. Cost: $10/drop in class.
~Virtual Mindful Chair Yoga and Meditation – Hurry! Registration is open for the 7/28 session! Tuesday mornings at 10:00. New 5 class session beginning 7/28 (includes 7/28, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, and 9/1. No class 8/4.) Cost: $40. Next session begins 9/8. There will be subsequent sessions, so please reach out if you’re interested. Anyone who lives anywhere can join from the comfort of home and even in PJs! Chair yoga is a gentle, versatile form of yoga utilizing a chair (and various props that can be found around the house like weights, balls, and straps) that is adaptable for all skill levels and abilities and for those with balance issues and injuries. This includes participants who spend their time commuting, sitting at a desk, or suffer with limited mobility or chronic conditions. It is therapeutic in nature and welcoming to all populations. Participants will enjoy a restorative experience that is breath, body, and spiritually focused. Students will learn techniques to gain flexibility, strength, balance, and energy while increasing range of motion and delving into an enjoyable and relaxing class that moves at a mindfully slow pace. Want to try a single class experience? No problem. You can take any individual class as a ‘drop-in’ student. Cost: $10/drop in class.
~ Virtual Yoga Nidra (Deep, Profound Relaxation) and Meditation – Tuesday evenings ongoing, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Cost: Donation/Contribution – based; $5 per class you attend, paid monthly. This can be practiced reclining or seated. Yoga nidra is a mindfulness practice that takes the participant on a journey within connecting the mind/body through a series of steps to a quieter place for meditation. It is a restorative experience that offers a deeper sense of rest and relaxation by activating the parasympathetic nervous system (think: rest, digest) thus quieting the mind and calming the soul. Gather your props in advance: mat, cushion, blanket/s, pillow/s. Meet me in cyberspace!
Register for Yoga Nidra/Meditation with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Akde-ppzsid3XXbWe7mZw1DtClCDlp8Q
Stay tuned for: Yoga for Arthritis Coming Soon
“Chair yoga is a practice that nourishes the mind, body, and soul! I have found it outstanding “exercise” for arthritis as well. Instructor, Lyn Sirota understands joints and how movement and breath can relieve pain. For me, chair yoga is gentle impact and far better rehab than any physical therapy I’ve done. Give it a try!”
“I’ve been a student in Lyn Lilavati Sirota’s Gentle Mat Yoga classes for several years now, and can’t imagine a week without this type of yoga practice that stretches my body and mind. During her class I can just focus on myself, learn breathing practices that help me cope with life and stress, practice staying (and living) in the moment, and of course stretch out my body. I feel renewed, less tense, more flexible, for the whole day!”
“In January 2018, I smashed my lower right leg––a serious injury that resulted in fractures, dislocation, and soft tissue damage. As a writer and artist who often stands while painting, this was a slow and frustrating recovery. I began with Virtual Gentle Chair Yoga and within weeks was feeling strong and balanced enough to try Virtual Gentle Yoga and Meditation done both standing and on a mat. I am now able to garden and walk without fear of falling and with renewed endurance. The positive impact on my writing and painting goes beyond words. The classes are gentle––the results are life strengthening. I am forever grateful for Lyn Lilavati’s wise, supportive, and peaceful approach to teaching virtual yoga.”
“Some folks may question the value of eye exercises but not me. I have had 20/200 vision in one eye since I was 5 years old. After one year of yoga with you, my doctor asked what I had been doing to make my vision go to 20/70. I had been doing nothing else but eye exercises once a week with you. Many Thanks for that!”
“I just wanted to thank you one more time for that amazing class this morning. You are truly so talented and I feel like this is the class I’ve been looking for all my life LOL! I loved the little extras that you added like explaining what each pose was and the reason for doing it, the reading of the passage, incorporating scents like lavender and eucalyptus. I defuse it with essential oil’s, but I really loved how your house smelled and so many other little things that really made it the perfect class. I look forward to joining more in the future.”
“Thank you for giving so much of yourself to your students. I feel so calm and safe in your classes.”
“When we finished class, I felt how I have felt after a massage! That says it!! Couldn’t get over it!! Thank you, Lyn, so much.”
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