The principles of the ancient science of Yoga are essential for balanced living in today’s world. Our Yoga Program and Mindful Awareness & Kindness Program in Lexington, KY can help you build vibrant health, neutralize stress, and discover well-being.
WHAT MAKES OUR CENTER UNIQUE?
Because we limit class size, students receive the necessary individualized attention, and we can provide a quiet, supportive atmosphere conducive to letting go of daily stress. Students tell us they feel the calm from the moment they walk in the door.
After years of study, practice and reflection, our Founder, Shelley Smith, was asked by her teacher to establish a school in America, to share the ancient tradition of Yoga health and its underlying philosophy in a way that is meaningful and effective for people today. Shelley offers Yoga and Meditation Retreats at our Center. She also offers monthly Yoga-Vedanta Classes featuring selected passages from the Bhagavad Gita. Shelley has trained all of our instructors, who have experienced the benefits of Yoga and Mindful Awareness & Kindness (Meditation), and are inspired to share what they have learned with others.
AOL's Huffington Post website published a series of four articles in 2011 featuring an interview with Shelley Smith about her Dream Awakening techniques. To read the articles on AOL'S huffingtonpost.com (AOL HEALTHY LIVING Section), please visit our "Dream Awakening" page!
Learn enjoyable yoga and meditation techniques to reduce stress, clear your mind, and increase energy. This program is designed to help participants develop positive skills for reducing stress, as well as to provide an enjoyable relaxation break for the bride and bridesmaids, or for the bride, groom and friends, etc., during the hectic preparations for the wedding day. Available as a weekly course or a one-time workshop or party activity.
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We now offer our introductory Course in Mindful Awareness & Kindness after school, designed especially for school teachers. Mindfulness Meditation helps us create a Pause before we act, which enables us not to be overwhelmed and provides a way to connect instead with inner calm, creativity, and patience. With this practice, we can spontaneously model mindful living for our students.
This unique program is based on Yoga principles of well-being and stress reduction, in addition to presenting eye Yoga and other Yoga awareness techniques to enhance relaxation and creativity. Activities include eye exercises, chair yoga, breath-work and guided imagery to deeply relax mind and body and to reduce stress in daily life.
In addition to instruction in Yoga and Meditation, we also offer special programs which integrate Yoga principles to help participants play a more active role in building their own health and well-being. These programs include Psychodynamic Yoga/Meditation Training, Dream Work, Stress Management Classes, and Yoga Therapy Sessions.
This program features private instruction in Yoga techniques on horseback to enhance the relationship of rider and horse. The practice of Equine Yoga leads to improved flexibility, postural alignment, and breathing for riding comfort. Participants build a relaxed, confident attitude for the riding experience and for daily life.
Established as a non-profit organization in 1981, Mental Wellness Therapeutics, Inc/Yoga Meditation & Therapy Center has been serving the community continuously since that time, promoting health and well-being for students through our classes and for the public through lectures and educational programs. Our programs are available in Georgia (Athens), Kentucky (Lexington, and Paris), and Texas. A partial list of agencies we have worked with appears below.*
SERVICES OFFERED INCLUDE:
Psychodynamic Yoga Training
Stress Management Classes
Beginners Yoga Classes
General Yoga Classes (Mixed level)
Yoga in the Workplace
Ayurveda Yoga Classes, developed by Shelley Smith
Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation For Your Wedding
Yoga-Vedanta Classes featuring the Bhagavad Gita
Guided Study of Yoga Philosophy
(based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras & other texts)
Mindful Awareness & Kindness Program: Introductory Course
Mindful Awareness & Kindness Program for School Teachers
Group Practice Sessions (Weekly & Monthly)
Additional Classes (Phases 2-4) & Quarterly Retreats
Mindfulness Meditation Instruction for Children and Families
Yoga Therapy Programs:
Private Yoga Sessions for those with specific health concerns
Yoga Classes for those with Multiple Sclerosis
Yoga Classes for those with Asthma and Allergies
Chair Yoga Instruction
Equine Yoga Program:
Private Yoga Instruction on Horseback
*WE HAVE PROVIDED PROGRAMS FOR THE FOLLOWING:
American Cancer Society, Lexington Chapter
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
Central Baptist Hospital
Kentucky National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program
St. Joseph Hospital
Lexington Public Library
National M.S. Society, Kentucky Chapter
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc.
University of Georgia, College of Nursing
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine