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:

          MEDITATION RETREATS & SPECIAL CLASSES: SHELLEY SMITH offers monthly or bi-monthly YOGA-VEDANTA CLASSES with commentary and meditations on the Bhagavad Gita. She will offer a follow-up meditation program, "LOSE OURSELVES TO HABITS, or FIND OURSELVES IN AWAKENING," on October 28 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Our minds' habits establish the meaning of our status quo. The scope of our finding a meaningful life is frozen in these habits. If we let our knowledge of our Silent, Spacious, Still Self seep into our conventional habits, we open our understanding into a less limited, and more meaningful, life. Please contact us for more information about this program or to reserve space in a class. This class is designed for those who attended the first class, on Sept. 16.

          THE YOGA MEDITATION & THERAPY CENTER will be featured in an interview on LEXINGTON COMMUNITY RADIO (93.9FM WLXU) on Friday, OCTOBER 12 at noon to 1:00 pm. Karen Lodes will discuss our "Yoga & Mindfulness Training for Youth," classes as well as our partnering with the Lexington Philharmonic to create "Music Builds Mindfulness," a PB&J concert.

          A NEW 3-WEEK SESSION of "YOGA & MINDFULNESS FOR YOUTH," our class for children (2-6 years old) accompanied by a parent, will meet on Sundays at 11:00-11:45 pm, on NOVEMBER 4, 11, and 18. Please call or email us for more information or to reserve space in the course.


          A NEW SESSION of our 5-week introductory MINDFULNESS MEDITATION COURSE, "Mindful Awareness & Kindness Program," will be STARTING on Sunday, NOVEMBER 4: meeting on Sundays at 2:00-3:00 pm, (through Dec. 9; skipping Nov. 25). Please call or email us to reserve space in the course.

          NEW SESSIONS OF BEGINNERS YOGA CLASSES START on OCTOBER 10, and on OCTOBER 11. You may join a Yoga class at any point in a series if there are openings. 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. 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.

          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 start OCTOBER 16. *reinventing yourself with dream symbols by Shelley Smith, Huffington Post; Buzzfeed.

          MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS: We offer both guided and silent practice sessions designed for those who have completed our introductory Mindfulness In Awareness Course. Please contact us for a schedule of the weekly and monthly sessions.

          A NEW SESSION of our MINDFUL AWARENESS & KINDNESS PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS on Wednesdays at 4:45-5:45 pm will meet weekly, STARTING OCTOBER 17 (meeting through Nov. 14). 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 offer presentations on Meditation for students at local schools. Please call or email us for information about our special programs for schools and school teachers.

          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.

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:
            
    NEW SESSIONS of BEGINNERS YOGA CLASS START: on Wednesdays on OCTOBER 10 (meets at 6:00-7:10 pm, through Nov. 14), and on Thursdys on OCTOBER 11 (meets at 6:00-7:10 pm, through Nov. 15) . 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):
  •           NEW SESSIONS of our mixed-level YOGA CLASSES START the WEEK OF OCTOBER 8. 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 NOVEMBER 4: meeting weekly on SUNDAYS at 2:00 - 3:00 pm, through Dec. 9; skipping Nov. 25. 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 on Wednesdays at 4:45-5:45 pm, STARTS OCTOBER 17 (and meeting weekly through Nov. 14). Please contact us for information or to reserve space in the course. 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 offer presentations on Meditation for students at local schools. 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 YOGA & MINDFULNESS TRAINING FOR YOUTH. The program is designed for children (ages 2-6), with a parent, and it presents creative ways for children (and adults) to center themselves and to focus attention through guided movement, breathing and music. This 3-week class will meet on NOVEMBER 4, 11 and 18. Please call or email for more information, or to register for the class.