Ginger Peppard (she/her), B.S., 200-RYT Ginger started her exploration of yoga 20+ years ago as a student of Kimberlee Orenstein’s while enrolled at the University of Nevada – Reno (B.S. Environmental & Natural Resource Science) and is a graduate of Kim’s 200-Hr RYT Training (Yoga Loka, 2020), as well as advanced trainings in Yin Yoga (with Bernie Clark and Diane Batts), Yoga for All © (with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes) and Trauma Informed/Lotus Method Yoga (with the Urban Lotus Project). Additionally, she has studied meditation and women’s energy at the Reno Psychic Institute, has facilitated self-esteem and personal/professional development programs for women (Creating Choices©) and is registered as an Accessible Yoga Ambassador with the Accessible Yoga Association. Ginger teaches gentle hatha-style yoga that focuses on functional alignment and stability, yin yoga and accessible yoga through the use of props and modifications. Her classes are often themed and involve a balance of pranayama, asana and meditation and are designed to encourage students to find balance and compassion within and with their bodies.
As a plus-sized yoga teacher, she truly believes that yoga is for every-BODY and welcomes all people because of their diverse level of yoga experience, body type, age, race, disability, gender identify, race, sexual orientation or religion/belief system.
Join Ginger for her weekly Yin Yoga class and keep your eyes peeled for special Yoga For All © workshops. In a body positive environment, and building on Ginger’s personal experience as a plus-sized yoga student and teacher, the Yoga For All © framework, and focusing on trauma informed teaching methodologies, these workshops will focus on offering students in larger bodies, older students or those with physical limitations a place to learn and practice the skills needed to make poses safe and accessible. The goal of these workshops is to provide students the skills and knowledge to feel confident within and with their bodies and to give them the knowledge to feel confident using props or alternative modifications, whether doing yoga at home or going to studio classes. For more information or upcoming dates, email Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.luminaryyogawellness.com.
Yin Yoga (Offered in-person and online via zoom)
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:45 am, begins March 3, 2023
Suitable for almost all students. Yin Yoga is a quiet, thoughtful practice that involves supporting the body with props and relaxing into poses for longer periods of time (generally 3-5 mins). This practice targets the connective tissues, bones and joints through the stillness of long held postures. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, it can help increase or restore mobility, provides space to turn inwards and activates the parasympathetic (rest/relax) nervous system. While initially this style of yoga can seem passive or not challenging enough, you will soon feel the deep mental and physical “stretch” that a Yin practice can provide. This quiet, meditative style of yoga is the perfect compliment to the more dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that focus on the lengthening and contracting of our muscles.
This class incorporates yin yoga, pranayama, myofascial release and meditation. Occasionally, short gentle “yang” style flows are incorporated to bring balance to the practice.
Most yin yoga poses are seated or laying down, non-weight bearing and suitable for almost every fitness level. Yin Yoga is a functional form of yoga, that focuses on how each pose feels to each student, there is really no right or wrong way to hold a pose. All people are welcome no matter their diverse level of yoga experience, body type, age, race, disability, gender identify, race, sexual orientation or religion/belief system.
All current CDC or State of Nevada COVID guidance will be followed. At this time, masks are optional. As always, in consideration of others, if you are ill, test positive for COVID or any other contagious illness, or are simply not feeling well, please register for the online option until you test negative and/or feel well again.
Drop-in sliding scale: $10 – $20.
If you want to attend and feel that attending would cause financial strain, please contact me for options. I never want the inability to pay to be the reason why someone can’t experience yoga in a studio setting.
To make payment: Cash, Paypal (@gingerpeppard) or Venmo (@Ginger-Peppard).
CONTACT/REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Advanced registration preferred but not required, drop-ins welcome.
email@example.com; text/call (775) 544-8090