All classes are beginner friendly, some are a bit more challenging than others, but students are encouraged to listen to their bodies as they try different movements and postures. Sue has mats, blocks, belts and blankets available for students to use, but students are encouraged to bring their own mats and props if they have them. Many of Sue's props are available for sale. Most classes are 1 hour. For all classes, students are encouraged to wear layers to help control heating and cooling for their own bodies. Room temperatures are difficult to change quickly.
Yoga: Mindful Movement aka Gentle Hatha Yoga
All levels welcome. In these classes we work on basic postures and break down complex postures into component parts. Focus is on breathing efficiently and moving mindfully while building strength, flexibility and balance. These classes are very beginner friendly while offering continuing students the opportunity to slow down and go a little deeper into their practice.
All levels welcome. This class is particularly for persons with mobility challenges from disability, injury or long term limited mobility/sedentary life style. Although props are available for all classes, in this class, we usually don't get down on the floor (unless all students present are able to get up and down from floor). We use chairs to sit in and to hold onto for balance with standing postures. If you use an attendant for transfer and/or activities of daily living, bring your attendant to class.
All levels welcome. This is a very quiet meditative practice during which we stretch the myofascia, or connective tissue, of the body. We hold stretches for several minutes at a time while we breathe, feel and release to gravity. The energy meridians of the body are within this connective tissue. Gentle stretching of these tissues can rehabilitate the joints and give a lighter, more fluid, more energetic feel and function to the body. The focus is on the joints of the back and hips, but because the connective tissue is continuous throughout the body, benefits can be expected throughout the body.
All levels welcome. This is a moving practice. We really focus on moving with the breath through a series of short vinyasas. We will hold poses for a few breaths and then flow into the next... Wear layers. You may get very warm while moving and then you will cool down a lot when you become still at the end of class.
Short Form Astanga Yoga
All levels welcome. This dynamic practice will get you moving and sweating and feeling strong and energized. This is a short form based on the Primary Series. The class is taught in the follow-the-yogini-style, that is, Sue is practicing along with the students and calling out what she's doing. Students follow along as best they can while remembering to listen to their own bodies. It is offered in the early morning. For this class only, you must bring your own mat. Mats and other props are not provided for this class. Everyone is responsible for bringing any needed items. You might also want to bring a bottle of water, a hand towel, a blanket and several layers of clothes - you will get hot and then you will cool down considerably at the end of class.
All levels welcome. 30 minute class. Sitting, silent, Mindfulness Meditation, that is....watching the breath, feeling body sensations....basic instruction is given.....lots of silence for practice. There is no charge for this practice at this time.
Myofascial Release (and Yin Yoga) for Self Care
Learn exercises and breathing techniques that you can do at home to release the connective tissue in your body and begin a journey of healing from chronic pain, poor posture, sedentary living, and associated fatigue. You can gain range of motion, increase your energy and create more space inside your body so that you feel more like yourself again.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage for self care
This one hour instruction is for cancer patients (and care-givers) who are experiencing some lymph dysfunction as a result of their cancer treatment. You will learn basic anatomy and physiology of the lymph system as well as massage techniques to support movement of the lymph from tissues. Call the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (Flint) for more information 810-762-8226 ask for Sue Root. Usually we run this class once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Preregistration is required. No cost.
Learn to treat yourself, loved ones, pets and plants. You will receive 4 attunements to the Reiki energy, a certificate, and a book. No prerequisite or prior knowledge/experience is required. Learn to work with the human energy field. Everyone can learn to do this natural healing modality. You will also learn grounding and centering techniques. We can schedule times to come together again as a group to practice with one another (Reiki share). Please contact me if you are interested in Reiki classes.
Reiki I class usually 12-6pm on Sat in Mayville, MI. $95 This price includes a $35 non-refundable deposit due 4 weeks before class date. I will only cash checks if the class is a go. I will return the checks if we do not run the class. I will call people either way. Repeat Reiki I for $55 (includes Reiki Share). If you wish to repeat class, call and let me know of your intention. Call/text/email with further questions and to register.
Reiki Share in Mayville, MI. $15. My students are invited to join my Reiki I and II classes in the afternoon for Reiki Share. Additional share dates will be scheduled when I have interested students. Call/text/email with questions and to let me know of your interest in finding a day to share.
Review Reiki I information. Discuss Reiki experiences since Reiki I attunements. Learn a distant healing technique and symbols. Receive attunements, a certificate, and a book. Prerequisite is Reiki I. If you received your Reiki I attunements from another teacher, I will need a photo copy of your certificate. Reiki II is for practitioners who want to work with persons other than their close family and friends, or for people who have dear ones who want to receive the Reiki energy but live far away. Please contact me if you are interested in Reiki classes.
Reiki II class usually 12-6pm on Sat in Mayville, MI. $150. This price includes a $45 non-refundable deposit due 4 weeks before class date. I will only cash checks if the class is a go. I will return the checks if we do not run the class. I will call people either way. Send $45 deposit check made out to Blue Pearl. balance due on day of class.
Reiki Share in Mayville, MI. (See above under Reiki I) $15 each day. TBA Scheduled when I have interested students. Call/text/email with questions and to let me know of your interest in finding a day to share.