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Deep Relaxation


This class is taught by:

Ann Merli

In 1996 I found myself on a yoga mat for the very first time. As my life’s journey unfolded over the last twenty years I’ve left my mat quite a few times. Those times off my mat left me restless and unfocused and each time coming back to the mat allowed for balance and inner peace. As a massage therapist and Reiki master my journey has been full. My life’s work incorporates both the physical and spiritual, loving all things that bring us closer to the Divine. I love that yoga allows for both of these at a much deeper, more profound and personal level. I am grateful that my move to South West Florida has brought my yoga practice to my daily life. My intention is to practice yoga with anyone who is willing to join me in this deeply healing path that brings together all the powerful elements of body, mind and spirit both on and off the mat.

Laura Mariotti

After learning about and practicing mindfulness for three years starting in 2011, I made my way (seemingly coincidentally) to Yoga Bird to explore yoga as a physical activity. Little did I know that yoga was the perfect "next step" in my mindfulness journey. Yoga, like mindfulness, is about being in the present moment and inhabiting the body instead of wandering to the past or the future in the mind.
I soon realized that I wanted to share the mind/body integration experience of yoga with others, particularly those with various challenges that might at first discourage them from developing a yoga practice of their own. To achieve this goal, I earned my Teacher Training certification at Yoga Bird in Fall of 2016. I am excited to be a part of many future yogis' discovery that yoga is for every body.
Suitable for all levels this class will focus on slowly stretching and preparing the body for relaxation and rest. The class begins with slow, gentle stretching with a therapeutic focus followed by restorative poses and Yoga Nidra meditation. Whether you are recovering from illness, under stress, or just need a gentle compliment to your practice, this class will meet you where you are and help you to feel rejuvenated.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Jul 03 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Jul 10 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Jul 17 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Jul 24 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Jul 31 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Aug 07 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Laura Mariotti
  • Mon Aug 14 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Laura Mariotti
  • Mon Aug 21 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Aug 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Sep 11 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Sep 18 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Sep 25 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Oct 02 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Oct 09 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Oct 16 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli
  • Mon Oct 23 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Ann Merli