Peace with Politics - Yoga on and off the Mat


About this Session

Yoga on the mat offers movement, breath, & meditation.  This class includes some reflection and suggestions for ways we practice yoga that we can bring off of our mat and into the world. If you're a beginner this class offers more information on the postures and it's slower paced.  It's best to practice in the middle of the day or evening when your muscles are warmed up.

"Peace with Politics" offers guided imagery, and affirmations to bring ahimsa (non-violence) forgiveness, acceptance and love into the political environment.  When we feel full of fire, yoga reminds us that our fire is a way to purify and cleanse.  Our bodies are showing us that we want change. Make an intention for change, take action in that direction and then accept the outcome whatever it is.  

If you have fear for the outcome, something outside of our control having a negative impact on us, during class we focus on forgiveness, and reminding ourselves to focus more on what will always remain in our power.  Our breath, nourishing food, walks in nature.  We will reflect on what remains the same consistently so that our minds can have peace and stay focused and our bodies can stay strong and powerful.

1 hour 8 minutes

About Jennifer Merritt

Merritt Massage and Yoga

Jen offers classes in ayurveda, reiki, yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, emotional freedom technique, kids yoga and massage therapy. She began her healing arts journey in 2001 in massage therapy. Every two years since then she has taken an intensive training.

Her studies include: Massage Therapy at the Institute of Essential Integration and The National Academy of Massage Therapy and Healing Sciences. Yoga at Yandara Yoga Institute. Hypnosis with Sharon Muir. Emotional Freedom Technique at Seeds for Change Wellness Center, Ayurveda Life Counseling at Yoga in Main.

Additional trainings in: Thai Yoga Massage, Myofacial Release with John Barnes, Reiki, Theta healing and the Alba Method.


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