Mindful Yoga at Saint James
A path to a quiet mind
Led by certified yoga instructors
Yoga and mindfulness are closely associated. Yoga is typically considered a practice of physical postures; and mindfulness is the mental practice of paying attention in the present moment. The aim of both, and when used together, is to achieve a higher level of connection between the mind, body, and spirit.
The Mindful Yoga postures and sequences are more gentle than in other styles of yoga. This practice is meant to bring attention to your breath, your body and your mind. It is suitable for a wide range of body types and abilities. Along with the yoga postures, mindfulness techniques are introduced which can be used as a tool outside of the yoga practice.
Yoga sessions are 1 hour.
Mondays* at 6 PM | Onsite & via Zoom
Wednesdays at 9 AM | Onsite & via Zoom
Fridays at 9 AM | Onsite & via Zoom
Yoga room in the lower level of the Saint James Parish House 119 North Duke Street
(beside the public library)
first session is complimentary
Pay online or at the door, by check or cash (exact change only please).
Have questions? Click here to email Kate Brossman.
*Moves to Wednesdays when there is a national holiday. Check with your instructor for exact time and location when a national holiday falls on a Monday.
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Urban Well Mindful Yoga Instructors
Sandra Orndorff, a Yoga and Meditation Instructor, PA Certified Family Recovery Coach and Enneagram Certified Life Coach has 20 years of Yoga and Pilates as well as her experience of embodiment coaching. She understands the connection between the body and the soul and how important moving the body is to our vitality.
As a graduate of Evolution Power Yoga she has a grounded education in the connection to physical body not just as poses but also from the mechanics of the body. Sandra leads each session with an intention, a grounding, and a short Shavasana.
Jen Burnett has been teaching yoga since her graduation from the Evolution Power Yoga Learning Institute, where she completed the 250HR Access training program. Her intention in becoming a yoga teacher was to make yoga accessible to seniors. She established several chair yoga offerings, including a weekly AIM class at the Senior Center at the Lancaster Rec, and a weekly Virtual Senior Center class with the Lancaster County Office of Aging.
She is active on the board at AIM to Empower, which is a non-profit focused on changing lives through yoga. Jen guides her classes with a focus on gentle movement, inquiry, and meditation. Her classes place an emphasis on breath, the link between the physical body and the mind: healthy breathing makes the mind relaxed, fresh, and vibrant.
Roberta has been teaching yoga, yoga as therapy, mindfulness meditation, and Ayurveda, in central Pennsylvania since 1995, the year she earned her first certificate as a yoga teacher from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, followed by 12 years studying Anusara Yoga. This Iyengar-based style of yoga known for its elegant language and therapeutic principles of alignment.
She sees the goal of modern yoga to be the relaxation of the body so the mind can be stilled for the practice of meditation. Roberta studied Mindfulness Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1998 and worked locally to present Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. In that setting she also created and taught yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors, then broadened it to yoga and mindfulness for survivors of other cancers and cardiac events.
Her approach to the integration of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda into issues of balance, physical rehabilitation, and well being, have dominated her private teaching throughout the past ten years.
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