Mindful Yoga at Saint James
One path to a quiet mind
Led by Louise Konrath,
Certified Yoga Instructor
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 we practice will be simpler than in other styles of yoga. This practice is meant to slow down 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 will be introduced which can be used as a tool outside of the yoga practice, as well as on our yoga mat.
Tues. evenings at 5:45 PM
Wed. & Fri. mornings at 9 AM
Yoga room in the lower level of the Saint James Parish House
119 North Duke Street (beside the public library)
Pay online or at the door, by check or cash (exact change only).
About Louise Konrath
Yoga is a means for self-discovery and self-care both mentally and physically. Before becoming a yoga instructor, I attended yoga classes for many years along with other types of exercise classes, but I always migrated back to yoga because of the yogic ideas of unifying mind, body, and spirit.
It was only after having a personal health scare that I focused more completely on yoga and decided to delve more deeply into the teachings of yoga. I decided I needed to not only have an athletic workout routine, but also a more efficient way of dealing with stress. I had a desire to learn more, so I signed up for a yoga teacher training. I didn’t have any intention to teach yoga, but upon completion, I knew I had to keep learning and discovering.
After completing my 200 hour yoga certification, I decided to continue attending yoga workshops and teacher trainings to take my yoga teaching and knowledge further. In July 2019, I completed my 500 hour yoga teacher training – an additional 300 hours beyond the typical certification. I have always been a learner, so this continued study is part of my character…I will always be searching for more. I have taken advanced study in Mindful Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. My other educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and an MA in Design Education, as well as a BFA completed while living in England.
The connection of mind, body and spirit has offered me a way of responding to stress instead of reacting to it. Yoga allows for a break from habitual, automatic patterns in the body as well as the mind. Yoga allows for us to abide in ease within the practice of yoga poses, within the practice of mindfulness, and within our everyday life. The concept of yoga being a means of self-care doesn’t happen only on our yoga mat, but off our yoga mat as well.
The connection of mind, body and spirit has offered me a way of responding to stress instead of reacting to it. Yoga allows for a break from habitual, automatic patterns in the body as well as the mind. Yoga allows for us to abide in ease within the practice of yoga poses, within the practice of mindfulness, and within our everyday life. The concept of yoga being a means of self-care, doesn’t happen only on our yoga mat, but off our yoga mat as well.Louise Konrath