Yoga

Integrative Therapeutic Yoga:

Stretching the mind and body

Yoga is an integral part of any mind/body process. As therapy encourages us to move into the hard places for insight, yoga helps us soften into those spaces for growth and flexibility. OIC offers a unique yoga experience with Registered Yoga Teachers who are part of our integrative team, bringing integrative healthcare to their classes and individual sessions. Our yoga is both traditional and contemporary, influenced by the fundamental practices of yoga: Asanas (postures), Pranayama (Breathwork), Meditation and Relaxation. Our yoga classes are unique to the Omaha area, offering therapeutic yoga within a trauma-informed lens to ensure the inclusivity, safety, and accessibility to all people.

Classes are offered as drop-in classes or available in session packages.

Upcoming Events:

  • Restorative Yoga for Anxiety: Anxiety can usually be traced back to our thoughts focusing too much on the future and having a hard time staying present. Anxiety in the body can lead to a racing heart, tightened muscles, sweating, or inflexible muscles. Restorative Yoga gives you an opportunity to soften the body, slow down the heart, and develop the ability to check in with the thought patterns and gain control over them.
    • Friday, November 22nd, 6:30-8:30 PM
    • Sign up HERE – pre-registration required due to limited spaces
  • Restorative Yoga for *holiday* Stress: Stress is the leading cause of dis-ease among many. We live in such a go-go-go world where our bodies and minds are easily accessible to stress that it can be hard to counteract it with “doing nothing.” Restorative yoga helps lower cortisol levels in the body and put your nervous system into more of a parasympathetic (rest & digest) state. In this workshop, there will be a discussion on what stress is, what is does, and how you can use holistic practices to relieve stress with the use of essential oils, breathing techniques, and specific restorative poses.
    • Friday, December 20th, 6:30-8:30 PM
    • Sign up HERE – pre-registration required due to limited spaces

Opportunities For Practice

  • Yoga for Anxiety & Depression:  Anxiety and depression are conditions that cause people to get stuck “inside their heads” with negative self-talk, body shaming, an obsession of the past or worry/anxiety of the future. Yoga, as a form of physical activity, will help to increase your awareness of sensations within your body, allowing you to come to the present and ultimately creating a healing effect. The first class of its kind in the Omaha metro area, this class will take you through poses that help reconnect the mind and body and release any negative effects. Explanation and take home tips will always be provided so that this class can help you beyond the physical space.
  • Deep Relaxation – Restorative Yoga: This slow-moving class is strategically designed to heal mind, body, and spirit. This class uses longer held poses with props to help support the body release any chronic stress built up, and tense or tight muscles. This 75-minute class will allow students to find gentle, easy, meditative movements to allow stillness, renewal, and ease.
  • Slow Flow Yoga: This class is open to all levels of people, designed to meet the student where they are. This class will not only give you the foundation and continuum of yoga but will teach you how yoga and meditation can be used every day. This class brings it’s focus to 3 primary things; mind, body, & spirit. It will guide the student deeply into mental clarity through the balancing of emotions and body. It is open to all people ready to gently explore the personal power that lies within. This class is centered around what the students need, to find strength, expression, support, peace of mind, and overall peace of mind, through a flow of sequenced postures.
  • Prenatal Yoga: Connect with your pregnancy in our prenatal yoga class. Gentle, nurturing and fun, this class teaches a series of yoga postures and breathing techniques designed to bring awareness and relaxation to your body. It’s not about burning calories, it’s about finding balance and maintaining harmony. Open to women in their second and third trimesters.
  • Yoga for Fertility: The only Yoga for Fertility class offered in Nebraska, this six-week course was specially designed by Tami Quinn and Beth Heller, who founded Pulling Down the Moon, to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive. It teaches postures and breathing techniques that calm the body, nourishes the reproductive organs, and release anxiety and stress. Each class delves into the deeper yogic teachings of meditation, visualization, and the power of our thoughts and attitudes. As we relax and let go of physical and emotional toxins, we begin to have a clearer sense of self and insight into our fertility journey. Class sizes are kept small to facilitate a sharing and supportive community.
  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: This is a non-assist yoga class. The main objectives of Therapeutic Yoga are to help people feel comfortable in their own bodies, learn how to self-regulate and steer away from ruminative thought processes. One student made the comment that she felt “just a little bit calmer, a little more centered on my feet, a little more hopeful.
  • Private Yoga Sessions: Combining Healing Postures with relaxation tools, breathwork, guided meditation and imagery, your Registered Yoga Therapist will design a personal healing practice to promote overall health and well being. Individual sessions are appropriate for all levels, from beginners wanting to develop a foundation to experienced yoga practitioners looking to enhance their existing practice.

Winter Weather Policy

During the winter months, there may be times when it is necessary to close the studio due to weather conditions such as snow or extreme cold.  Our studio closure follows the lead of the Millard Public School District (on the weekdays).

If Millard Public Schools closes (weekdays):

  • All yoga classes before noon will be canceled
  • Yoga classes in the evening will be posted by 2 pm that day

Weekends:

  • If needed yoga classes will be canceled on MindBodyOnline 1 hour minimum prior to the class start time

Please check our schedule online before heading to class on inclement Winter weather days/evenings.

 

What's Your Yoga?

We each have a unique set of circumstances and everyone is different - in body, mind and soul. There isn't a "one-size fits all" option when it comes to integrative wellness including yoga. Yoga classes can be customized to fit your needs. Find out what the best fit is for you!

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