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Yoga at CMHC Towson

Yoga connects your mind, body, and soul. It promotes physical stability along with mental awareness. Children, adolescents, and adults can benefit from Yoga and achieve a greater sense of self-awareness, flexibility, calm, and relaxation.
Explore Yoga at CMHC Towson, from Mindful Meditative Yoga sessions, breathwork, or to weekly Yoga Nidra classes led by our professional coaches, counselors, and yoga instructors.

Garden

Day Long Nature Informed Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat

Slow down to the rhythms of the natural world through the practices of mindfulness in nature and yoga.

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Yoga Tuesdays

Fall into Winter
Yoga Series

In this series, we’ll connect with nature by Gracefully Letting Go of the Summer through Fall and Prepare for the Winter months of Turning Inward with  Warming Breathwork, Forms, and Meditation which will Relax us while Boosting your Immune System. This class will be held in our group room by candlelight Tuesdays from 5:30-6:45, November 15th -December 20th."

An all-inclusive group, no yoga experience is necessary.  We will have chairs and mats. Classes will be held on the porch or in our Yoga room. Led by a certified yoga instructor & therapist Elizabeth McCarthy

Location
Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative, 1012 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson

Instructor

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Elizabeth McCarthy

 LCPC, RYT

A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher, Elizabeth earned her Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Certification in 2018. Elizabeth is a life-long learner and passionate about helping others,  continuing her education by earning certificates in Advanced Trauma Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cogntitive Therapy, and Yin Yoga.  She has completed trainings in Poly-Vagal Nerve Theory, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Buddhist Psychology, which she interweaves into therapy.  Her approach is customized, holistic, transpersonal, and nature-informed to empower clients with symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma to find their innate strength, heal, and grow to their fullest potential.  I’m so excited to offer this in-person, trauma-informed, mindful, and gentle yoga class to help us reconnect with ourselves and each other: mind, body, and spirit. This Yoga Series is based on the teachings of Dharma Mittra’s Hatha Raja Yoga, Kristin Neff’s Mindul Self Compassion, and Stephen Porges and Deb Dana’s PolyVagal Nerve Theory. It is designed to allow you to safely regulate your nervous system’s responses to stress using breathwork, forms or asanas, and meditation.  Each class will offer a little closer look into each of the above concepts, providing psychoeducation into the most recent Neurobiology that is proving the effectiveness of thousands of years of yogic tradtion.  I hope you will join me for a hour of renewal, healing, and relaxation!

Weekly Class

People Worldwide Now Practice Yoga Every Day

Breathwork and Mindfulness Techniques for Deeper Attunement

Breath into a higher state of being! This six-week series invites you to breathe the stress away, using ancient pranayama and modern-day breathing exercises. In yoga there are five layers of the soul-self called the doshas. Upon accessing the more gross doshas, including the "breath body," one can drop into the subtler aspects of self, bringing one closer to the "bliss body" and attune to their highest self.

You will participate in forty-five minutes of lite stretching and breathwork, followed by a mindfulness technique to help you drop into a meditative state of wordless wonder. This class is designed to help realign your energies after a long day, or just in the midst of what feels like hard times. Align with contentment-these days happiness is an act of rebellion!

Cost: 155 Series or
$25 Drop-in

Instructor

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Stephanie K Snyder

 RYT 500

Stephanie K Snyder wants you to THRIVE. She helps you walk the path VIVACIOUS LIVING with years of experience in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and nature-informed guidance. Stephanie empowers her students to connect with their inner healer. Her students access the presence portal to more Conscious states through the instrument of the body and the visceral experience of the heart and spirit, allowing the intellectual aspect of the mind to soften into the deeper “felt sense” of awareness. Stephanie brings the student back home. -Home to their heart. -Reconnected with Nature-the radically simple, and beautiful concept of who they fundamentally are. Stephanie is also a Nature Therapy Guide with Natureworx taking people into the woods to help them reconnect with themselves through mindfulness. Using the most basic principle of Nature can provide a lens for one to view themselves in a non-judgmental, supportive, organic state that reminds one they are connected to something bigger rather than separate (and otherwise disconnected) from themselves, Nature, one another. When we remember our belonging in Nature, we belong everywhere. One’s experience of living is a natural process just as the seed grows and comes to fruit, and then enfolds back to the earth again. Stephanie teaches from a healing arts-informed background. She has attended as many trainings/holds as many certificates as there are species of trees: yoga, trauma-informed mindfulness, mindfulness, meditation, pranayama (breathwork), ayurveda (yoga of nutrition and healing), life coaching, sound healing, psycho-somatic therapeutics, psychedelic assisted therapy, intro to modern shamanism, English teaching…she also gardens, bakes at a bakery, and forages on the side! Stephanie has studied under top teachers at Psychedelics Today; with Oprah’s life coach-Martha Beck; under authentic yoga influencers such as Sharon Salzberg, Todd Norian, and Christina Sell; however, her greatest teachers are her two boys, Tristan and Brooks. Every day they humble her with their openness to the world; their kindness towards others; and their respect and reverence towards the world around them. Stephanie’s students build self-love, resiliency, tolerance and strength through her work. Stephanie helps her students build an empire of compassion within so that that love and healing can expand outward, healing relationships, families, communities…the collective human consciousness! Stephanie’s masterful and unique approach to practical applications of these reverent and modern healing modalities will shift you into a more integrated, embodied, thriving way of Being.

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Instructor
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Yoga Nidra for Restorative Inner Guidance

This eight-week series is designed to activate the healing mechanisms in the body restoring optimal health. This regenerative "yoga nap" drops the student quickly into alpha and theta brain wave states linking conscious thought with the subconscious mind, engaging the subtler inner healer. Emotional tension releases. The body relaxes. This relaxation engages the parasympathetic nervous system, bringing us into a restful and restorative state. Also the place of resource, creativity, dream-like state. 

Depending on how deep the student can access the practice, they will then move into a totally regenerative and peaceful state where thoughts will continue to slow down, organs will regenerate, and the body will metabolise cortisol, moving it out of the system. 

The goal of the series is to direct students into their subtler intuitive healing energies through the regular practice of yoga nidra for six weeks. Sound healing and vocals may be incorporated into class.

Cost: 133 Series or
$22 Drop-in

Instructor

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Stephanie K Snyder

 RYT 500

Stephanie K Snyder wants you to THRIVE. She helps you walk the path VIVACIOUS LIVING with years of experience in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and nature-informed guidance. Stephanie empowers her students to connect with their inner healer. Her students access the presence portal to more Conscious states through the instrument of the body and the visceral experience of the heart and spirit, allowing the intellectual aspect of the mind to soften into the deeper “felt sense” of awareness. Stephanie brings the student back home. -Home to their heart. -Reconnected with Nature-the radically simple, and beautiful concept of who they fundamentally are. Stephanie is also a Nature Therapy Guide with Natureworx taking people into the woods to help them reconnect with themselves through mindfulness. Using the most basic principle of Nature can provide a lens for one to view themselves in a non-judgmental, supportive, organic state that reminds one they are connected to something bigger rather than separate (and otherwise disconnected) from themselves, Nature, one another. When we remember our belonging in Nature, we belong everywhere. One’s experience of living is a natural process just as the seed grows and comes to fruit, and then enfolds back to the earth again. Stephanie teaches from a healing arts-informed background. She has attended as many trainings/holds as many certificates as there are species of trees: yoga, trauma-informed mindfulness, mindfulness, meditation, pranayama (breathwork), ayurveda (yoga of nutrition and healing), life coaching, sound healing, psycho-somatic therapeutics, psychedelic assisted therapy, intro to modern shamanism, English teaching…she also gardens, bakes at a bakery, and forages on the side! Stephanie has studied under top teachers at Psychedelics Today; with Oprah’s life coach-Martha Beck; under authentic yoga influencers such as Sharon Salzberg, Todd Norian, and Christina Sell; however, her greatest teachers are her two boys, Tristan and Brooks. Every day they humble her with their openness to the world; their kindness towards others; and their respect and reverence towards the world around them. Ste