The Yoga Meditation & Therapy Center, Lexington, KY

Mental Wellness Therapeutics, Inc. and
Yoga Meditation & Therapy Center
Shelley Smith, Founder & Director
BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION THERAPY
322 W. 2nd St. Lexington, KY 40507
859-254-9529
Email - info@yogahealthcenter.org

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

          YOGA: Changing your Breathing Changes Your Life. Please watch the FAMILY PRACTICE interview with our instructors on SUNDAY, JAN. 28 at 6:30-7:30 pm on CW (WKYT-DT2), Lexington, KY.

          A NEW SESSION OF YOGA CLASSES BEGINS THE WEEK OF JUNE 18. We offer both BEGINNERS YOGA classes and GENERAL YOGA classes (mixed-level); beginners are also welcome to attend our mixed-level classes. New students receive a discount with their first Yoga Class series. You may join a Yoga class at any point in a series if there are openings. Please scroll down this page for details about classes, or email or call us for additional information (859-254-9529) or to reserve space in any of our classes.

          A NEW SESSION of our 5-week introductory MINDFULNESS MEDITATION COURSE, "Mindful Awareness & Kindness Program," will be STARTING on Sunday, JUNE 3: meeting on Sundays at 1:30-2:30 pm. Please call or email us to reserve space in the course.

          ANNOUNCING: "GAME ON! LET'S DREAM." Impulse and desire often create our nocturnal dreams. Recognizing the emotional content of a mere dream symbol* in waking state is an instinctive moment of self-understanding. A true opportunity for self-compassion to naturally happen. HAVE A GREAT DREAM TONIGHT. Classes starting JUNE 19. *reinventing yourself with dream symbols by Shelley Smith, Huffington Post; Buzzfeed.

          A NEW SESSION of our MINDFUL AWARENESS & KINDNESS PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS on WEDNESDAYS will meet weekly, beginning THIS SUMMER. Please call or email us for the dates and to reserve space in upcoming classes.

          ANNOUNCING SPECIAL EVENTS IN LEXINGTON SCHOOLS: As part of our Mindful Awareness & Kindness Program, we will offer presentations on Meditation for students at Dixie Elementary School as part of Arts Day, on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please call or email us for information about our special programs for schools and school teachers.

         MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS, SPECIAL CLASSES AND RETREATS: We offer both guided and silent practice sessions designed for those who have completed our introductory Mindfulness In Awareness Course. SHELLEY SMITH offers monthly or bi-monthly YOGA-VEDANTA CLASSES with commentary and meditations on the Bhagavad Gita. She will offer a meditation program, "MEDITATION ON SPEED DIAL," on Sunday, JUNE 24, at 10:00-11:30 am. This class will feature short meditations to help us meet the challenges we encounter in daily life. Please contact us for more information about this program or to reserve space in the class.

ENNEAGRAM PROGRAM:

  • ENNEAGRAM Self-Awareness Fun Techniques Class:
            
    A NEW 4-week SESSION of our Enneagram Class will begin soon; it usually meets on Tuesdays at 6:00-7:15 pm. The class is facilitated by Martha Clay, LCSW. Enneagram is a self-care system that rationalizes the clues in your language, in your feelings, and in your sensational experiences. Increase understanding of yourself and others through the study of the 9 personality types and the practice of these techniques. Please contact us for information or to reserve a space.

    YOGA CLASSES:

  • BEGINNING YOGA STUDENTS:
            
    A NEW 6-week SESSION of BEGINNERS YOGA CLASSES will be STARTING JUNE 20. We offer a NEW-STUDENT DISCOUNT the first time you register for a series of classes. Beginners are also welcome to attend any of our General Yoga classes (Mixed-level). Each class lasts an hour and 10 minutes and features SLOW STRETCH with BREATHING AWARENESS, plus DEEP RELAXATION practice. Please email or call us to register, or for more information about the right class for you.

     
  • GENERAL YOGA CLASSES (Mixed-level):
  •           A NEW SESSION of our mixed-level YOGA CLASSES WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF JUNE 18. You may join a Yoga class at any point in a series if there are openings. MORNING CLASSES meet at 10:00 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. AFTERNOON CLASSES meet at 4:00 pm on Mondays; and at 1:30 pm on Thursdays. EVENING CLASSES meet at 6:00 pm on Monday through Thursday. We offer a NEW-STUDENT DISCOUNT the first time you register for a series of classes. Each class lasts an hour and 10 minutes and features SLOW STRETCH with BREATHING AWARENESS, plus DEEP RELAXATION practice. Please call or email us if you have questions about our schedule or the registration process.

              We limit class size of Beginners Yoga and General Yoga classes to provide personalized attention for all students; please register early to reserve a space.
     

  • MINDFULNESS MEDITATION and STRESS-REDUCTION CLASSES:

  • MINDFUL AWARENESS & KINDNESS PROGRAM: 5-Week INTRODUCTORY COURSE:

    A NEW SESSION will be STARTING JUNE 3: meeting weekly on SUNDAYS at 1:30 - 2:30 pm. When sensatons of feeling hurried create a life that is passing us by, meditation is a useful skill to enable us to stop and smell the roses. Through our 5-week course in Mindfulness, we can collect ourselves with focus to set intentions and open to the world at large. Meditation can offer access to a therapeutic calm. The introductory course is designed to help you begin to meditate regularly on your own, and it also prepares you to attend practice sessions and retreats after completing the course. Please call (859-254-9529) or email us for more information, or to register for the course.
     
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  • MINDFULNESS MEDITATION COURSE FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
  • We now offer an introductory MINDFUL AWARENESS & KINDNESS PROGRAM designed especially for school teachers. A NEW SESSION of the course will start THIS SUMMER and will meet weekly. Please contact us for the starting date an time of the next series. Learn to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and deepen resilience through meditation practice. 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. Class-size is limited; please call (859-254-9529) or email us for more information, or to register for a course.

  • SPECIAL EVENTS IN LEXINGTON SCHOOLS.
  • As part of our Mindful Awareness & Kindness Program, we will offer presentations on Meditation for students at Dixie Elementary School as part of Arts Day, on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please contact us for information about our special programs for schools and for school teachers.

  • "YOGA, THE INNER VIEW"
  • This 4-WEEK COURSE WILL START SOON. The course presents Yogic principles of well-being (along with relevant scientific research findings), in addition to easy practices designed to relax mind and body, enhance creativity, and release tension-holding patterns in daily life. Techniques include: eye-yoga, breathing awareness, gentle yoga in chairs, deep relaxation training, and guided imagery to help you reduce, recover from, and prevent stress. Class size is limited; please pre-register to reserve a space by calling us (859-254-9529) or emailing us.

  • MILITARY YOGA & STRESS-REDUCTION PROGRAM.
  • Our most recent program was held on Saturday morning, May 17, 2014. For more information, please contact us at 859-254-9529.

  • ADDITIONAL SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES:
  • We offer MEDITATION TRAINING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. The program, called "Sounds of Yoga and Coloring Meditation," presents creative ways for children (and adults) to center themselves and to focus attention. Meditation practice can help children build confidence and a positive outlook. Another program we offer is: EQUINE YOGA. Learn Yoga techniques on horseback to enhance your riding experience and your relationship with your horse. Please call or email for more information.