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From Pink Moment to Blue Moon, Full Moon Yoga is here!
Join us on August 31st at 5PM for Blue Moon Yoga in our Shangri-La Pavilion at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.
When a month is blessed with two full moons, the second one is called a blue moon. The blue moon cycle is 2.72 years, making it a rare or unexpected occasion. As the saying goes, to do something "once in a blue moon" refers to an anomaly or uncommon event.
We are celebrating this blue moon and rare occasion by offering our Pink Moment to Blue Moon Yoga event with the Inn's talented yoga team, Cary Grafenstein, Victoria Ott, Robert Evans, Raechelle Carino and Carol Janelle. We are also featuring acclaimed Native American-insprired Flute Artist, Greg Bressani.
Greg Bressanistarted playing the Native American flute fifteen years ago while working as a Park Ranger at a cliff dwelling site in Sedona, Arizona. The sounds of the flute would echo off the canyon walls creating an ancient sound inspiring Greg to keep playing. Today Greg continues to play the Native American flute and enjoys playing live during meditational yoga classes and special events.
Cary Grafenstein found her way to Ojai in 1991 from Northern Virginia. She quickly discovered and studied the benefits of pilates and yoga, with traditional personal training. She is dedicated to the integration of mind, spirit and body that Pilates and Yoga embody.
Victoria Ott has been teaching yoga for 10 years and practicing for 15 years. She received her certification from Yoga Fit in Hermosa Beach which is a Vinyasa Flow form. She also studies, practices, and teaches many forms of yoga such as, Bikram, Ashtanga, Aerial, and Kundalini. She also is an Attuned Reiki Master which gives her a deeper aesthetic understanding of the asanas.
Robert Evans has studied with some of the world’s greatest yoga teachers. He loves the movement, fluidity, and meditative quality of Flow Yoga but has learned to balance those qualities with structure and alignment. He focuses on teaching classes that are accessible to all, while still challenging, will sustain you easily into your golden years.
Raechelle Carino's yoga journey originally started as a form of therapy for a debilitating hip condition she had at birth. She has practiced yoga for over 20 years, and can't remember the last time she experienced pain or symptoms from the severe hip dysplasia she was born with. Raechelle feels that yoga is a gift that has truly changed her life for the better!
Carol Janelle teaches a variety of yoga classes instilling movement for life inside and outside of class. She also instructs Drums Alive, and Hoops Dance. Carol is certified in Homeopathic First Aid, Wilderness First Response (WFR), Classical Homeopath (CCH), and a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher (RYT).
Brief outline of Blue Moon Yoga event:
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Check in at Shangri-La Pavilion, and guided light stretch.
5:30pm - 6:40pm: Two yoga instructors will lead 2, 30-35 minute sessions.
6:40pm - 6:50pm: Break
6:50pm - 8:00pm: Two yoga instructors will lead 2, 30-35 minute sessions. Last session to include meditation with floutist, Greg Bresanni.
8:00pm - 9:00pm Reception with wine and light food pairings.
*Please park in our main parking lot, as this event is being held in our Shangri-La Pavilion. Space and mats are limited; please register early and BYOM if you have one.
Build focus, clarity and renew your inner power during our Blue Moon Yoga event. Space is limited, please register early. Cost is $25 per person, paid in advance. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. ALL levels welcome!
For more information, and to register, please call 805.640.2003.