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Full Moon Yoga Series at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (March 16, 2016)

The Full Moon Yoga Series at the Deering Estate is an opportunity to enjoy the sunset and end of the day, while welcoming the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay. Each session will host a guest or special theme to make for a unique experience. The sessions are offered on select dates, from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm.

The cost is $15 per session. Recommended for beginning and intermediate participants, ages 16 & older. Register online or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Session 1: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gong – the Yoga of Awareness

Instructor:  Marlene Dankworth (Bhagat Kaur)
Kundalini Yoga is a powerfully transformative practice utilizing rhythmic movement, dynamic breathing, meditative and chanting of mantras. Marlene, with the use of her gong, will guide us through a spiritual and physical connection as we welcome the Scorpio Full Moon. Wear loose fitting clothing, preferably white in color, bring a yoga mat and a shawl to cover for relaxation.

Session 2: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Kashmir Shaivism Meditation
Instructor:  Guadalupe Garcia
Kashmir Shaivism is a meditative practices that involve visualizations, connecting the body/heart to its full potential of awakening.  The goal of Kashmir Shaivism is to recognize one's already existing identity with the Universal Consciousness. As in the past so to the present, this practice is performed during the full moon to enhance the healing potential.  May's full moon will be the setting to experience for the first time one of this visualizations at Deering Estate.

Session 3: Sunday, June 19, 2016
Power Flow Yoga

Instructor:  Melissa Callahan
Melissa will guide you through a rigorous practice where students are encouraged to build strength and focus all the while cultivating calm and mindfulness. Come get curious about your breath, your body, and your state of mind. Bring an open mind, and a willingness to PLAY!

Session 4: Monday, July 18, 2016
Hatha Yoga- Stretch/Breathe/Meditate
Instructor: Zamanta Archibold
Hatha means the Sun and the Moon. In Hatha yoga we strive to create a balance within our practice. The full moon is a time of tremendous energy, but you must be in a calm state of mind to receive a positive effect. Practicing under the full moon is one way to appreciate and honor the rhythms of nature and to live in greater harmony with it. This class will focus on stretching and movement, followed by seated breathing exercises, in order to prepare you for a positive meditation experience.

Session 5: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Vinyasa Yoga

Instructor:  Lucia Walker
Lucia will guide you through a well-balanced flow of postures. Starting with a centering of your breath and then using that very breath as a link and guide, to support and sustain you through mindful and intentional movements that will leave you with a sense of relaxed strength and mental clarity. This class has vigorous segments yet is accessible to all and utilizes fluid transitions from pose to pose, seamlessly linking body, breath, and movement.

Session 6: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sampoorna Yoga Miami
Instructor:  Sheena Szuri (ShivaPriya)
Find your bliss in each Sampoorna Yoga class.  OM SHANTI creates the setting for a mindful practice that includes breathing and stretching techniques to relax and prepare the body for the postures that follow. Each pose is intended to build strengthen and tone the body.  Sampoorna translates to fullness and lets us welcome the beginning of the fall full moon by living life to its fullest.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places. #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!