“[Flow means] being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.”
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
On the mat, I enjoy sharing thoughtful hatha practices that flow with mindful breath while allowing us to play our edges with a light heart, as well as deeply nourishing and empowering sequences to optimize all stages of a woman’s life.
Drawing from my training and personal practices in meditation, alignment based hatha flow, Ayurveda and therapeutic yoga, as well as my work as a women’s health care practitioner and my own pregnancies and births, I create and guide loving yoga practices for women of all phases of life.
Purnima Women’s Health at Personal Wellness Center
1895 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 (across from Hemlock Hardware, park in rear)
Come to class with an open heart, your yoga mat and water.
YOGA of RECOVERY
TUESDAY’s 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
This 6 week course is for anyone in recovery, and anyone looking to overcome self-destructive or addictive tendencies. Family members of addicts, yoga teachers, therapists and counselors will also find this course helpful.
Yoga of Recovery combines Yoga, Ayurveda and 12-step principles to create a holistic approach to recovery. Over the 6 weeks the 6 Tenets of Recovery will be discussed starting with Life is Longing and ending with Life is Progress. A yoga asana practice will also be done each week (suitable for all levels) to bring balance and calm into the body as well as yoga nidra to relax. Joy has over 6 years experience teaching yoga and offers a wide variety of techniques for depression and anxiety. A portion of the 90 minute class each week will be focused on Step 11, meditation sitting postures and practice.
This 6 week course will be offered Tuesday’s 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, starting on November 1st, 2016. A full paying series is $105 and the course is available on a sliding scale (based on income).
The course will require a minimum of 4 people to be signed up. If we haven’t hit the minimum we will contact those already signed up so we can all have a chance to recruit a friend or two in the last few days.
Space is limited! Please RSVP to ensure your spot: Joy@JoyHerbst.com
FRIDAY’s 11:00 am- 11:30 am.
Give your self the gift of Meditation. This 30 minute practice will offer a much needed chance to center and settle into the self after a busy work week. Each week an intention will be explored through guided and silent meditation with Joy. Beginners welcome, open to all seeking presence in mind, body and spirit.
Drop In Class fee is $10
Register and RSVP: Joy@JoyHerbst.com
WOMEN FOR SOBRIETY Meetings
Mondays 9:30 am – 10:30 am.
Weekly Women for Sobriety meetings. Open to all women with desire to stop using substances, and move into empowered living. By donation. Email Joy at Joy@JoyHerbst.com for information about this meeting, please visit www.WomenForSobriety.org for information about the New Life Program.
“We are capable and competent, caring and compassionate, always willing to help another, bonded together in overcoming our addictions.”
THERAPEUTIC & PRIVATE YOGA.
Available in my Fairfield, CT office, or in your home. Email Joy to inquire.
“Think only divine thoughts. Sow a thought, reap a deed; sow a deed, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character and reap a destiny. Thought is all-important. Evil thoughts are your most dangerous enemy. Character is built by good thoughts and noble conduct. The highest thought is God. That unseen power can be called Father or Mother, God or Goddess. Always repeat His name: Shiva, Krishna, Rama, Jesus, Mary, Kali or Om. Soak your mind with the Lord’s name. Merge yourself in the inner light and sound. That is the divine ground.”
~ Swami Vishnudevanand Saraswati of Allahabad