A 5-10 Minute Refresh/Reset Retreat 

Submitted by Jill Gray, Remedy Yoga at DeLeon Day Spa Wellness Center 

5-10 minute refresh/reset retreat:

Welcome to the present moment. Sit tall and pause for a minute. Notice your breath: how it feels, how it sounds, and connect your inhale and exhale like a thread. You might close your eyes to have a clearer view of your internal landscape, your physical body. Notice as you continue to explore your breath: What is present in your body? Adjust to become more comfortable, while maintaining length and vigor in your spine. Remind your mind to be soft, your face to be soft. Take in any sounds that you may hear. Relax away judgment.  After sitting quietly and listening to your breath for a few moments, see how you feel.

After a long movement class, during a guided meditation, I had an “ah ha” moment.  It had dawned on me that through Yoga, I was becoming more of my true self. The self that is compassionate, non-judgmental and free. I began the yoga practice wanting to touch my toes. Instead I walked the path of self discovery finding the joy we carry through gratitude and service. I found that it was my mission to share this ancient practice of healing and wellbeing. That if I wasn’t to share it there may be a disservice. If I could offer Yoga and in any way, share a glimmer of the strength and connection I had gained through practice I would be doing “good”.

Yoga has wonderful health and wellness benefits that include: strengthening and toning the physical body; easing, and focusing the mind; helping us feel united in our communities and relationships. The ancient practice of Yoga derived from India about 7 thousand years is now being taught mainstream for its myriad of health benefits.  Traditional Yoga is much more than moving. It is a code on how to live, and thrive, as a human navigating the path of life. We utilize the postures to align our physical bodies to enhance strength, confidence and intuition. We meditate to realign the mind and train it to be more receptive, more resilient, and more open. Yoga on a scientific level has physiological impacts.  It helps relieve and replenish our nervous system, through participating and observing our breath.

Jill Gray Remedy Yoga at DeLeon Day Spa Wellness Center
Jill (Cray) Gray’s life is ignited by her diverse yoga practice and she can’t wait to share her passion and knowledge with you at Remedy Yoga. Remedy is located upstairs at the beautiful, DeLeon Day Spa as part of the growing wellness center.

When taking a class with Jill you can expect to be offered a wide variety of movement approaches to empower people to meet themselves where they are. Jill is easy going and will be sure to have you smiling while enjoying creatively crafted sequences to focus your mind in the present. You can expect to blend your breath and your body together in a dynamic and clarifying way for an exceptional yoga experience. Jill has nearly 1000 hours of certified training and 6 years of dedicated teaching experience. She has completed both the 200 and 300 hour yoga allowance training and is in the process of completing her second 300 hour training. Some of her most popular class types are, alignment based Vinyasa, restorative yoga, pre/postnatal yoga, Sup (Stand Up Paddle Board), kids & family yoga as well as a certificate in Aerial yoga.

You are invited to join Jill and her passionate crew of teachers in person or online.

The current group class schedule is:

Monday 6-6:45pm Rad Beats Flow (energetic, cardio, and plyometrics)
Wednesday 4pm Vinyasa level one
Wednesday 5:30pm restorative flow
Thursday 5:30pm yoga/barre mix (coming soon)

In addition to regular group classes there are regular yoga series including Pre/Postnatal yoga and the most recent series, Yoga to discover yourself. Look forward to “yoga for cyclist/athletes”.
***Workshop May 30th at 12:30 to explore writing, movement, and restorative poses in “threads of connection” – Email to register.

If you need more specific practice time and would like to schedule private or semi private yoga there is a flexible schedule for those bookings.

We are excited to serve and unite this thriving community through breath, meditation and movement. You may email Jill with any questions or scheduling requests.

If you have a wellness themed topic you would like to share or learn more about, and/or blog/vlog about as an expert in a health/wellness related field, please reach out to shelby@cclyme.org. 

Shelby Wood
Manager of Program Development
CommunityCare of Lyme