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Weekly Studio Classes

Yoga Nidra

We are walking around carrying invisible wounds no one else can see. Traumatic experiences, whether as the victim of a crime, a soldier on a battlefield, or a first responder answering a call for help, all carry with them potentially toxic residues that can imprint us deeply in our lives and in our relationships to others. It doesn’t have to be trauma, though: chronic stress is increasing depression and anxiety, decreasing attention and focus, destroying our interpersonal relationships, and diminishing our notions of self-love and worth. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Practice the art and science of relaxation with Yoga Nidra, “sleepless sleep.” Practice connecting to sensation and using YOUR mind, body, and spirit to heal YOUR mind, body, and spirit. Practice coming home to your true, authentic Self.

This weekly experience is designed for those individuals who want to stop coping with life and start living it and/or for those who work and serve and love others who struggle to live out their life’s passion and purpose, like mental health professionals, counselors, teachers, parents, for example.  And it’s for those people who just need an hour to chill the heck out!

We’ll come together to be mindful in our breath, thought, movement, and rest. We’ll gently bend and fold, twist and stretch, meditate, and find gratitude. We’ll live out this mission by promoting whole body wellness, fostering safety, predictability, and control, and by creating an inclusive, caring community of bonded brothers and sisters sharing in support.

Mindful Resiliency is about reconnecting to the divine within, rediscovering the wisdom the body possesses, recapturing a magic we may have felt we’ve lost, and reclaiming our control of our choices. Yoga Nidra is the road we’ll embark on to get there. We’ll practice using a variety of approaches, including the works of Richard C. Miller, Kamini Desai, Julie Lusk, N.C. Panda, and Swami Satyananda Saraswati, among others. The most significant part of our practice will focus on cultivating the ability to be still, to be silent, and to listen mindfully to the messages our body sends us.

Open to all. No experience necessary.

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Old Fat Guy Yoga

According to Brian McCormick, if one (or a couple of them, no judgement) of the following statements describe you, then you are perfect for Old Fat Guy Yoga:

  • I am a dude
  • I am old (aka seasoned)
  • I am fat (or skinny)

We approach our practice together as bonded brothers sharing space in the most heartfelt and intentional, and yet laid back, fun, and manly approach to yoga and meditation. Our practice goes where our bodies and breaths need to take us. Sometimes we push ourselves, other times we let ourselves relax and recover. Our approach primarily combines principles of vinyasa and yin, with a healthy mix chair, gentle and restorative practices.

Grunting and flatulence may occur. Cool music provided.

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Therapeutic Yoga

This class is designed for those individuals seeking gentle, tender-loving self-care to calm their nervous system, heal their body, soothe their soul and lift their spirits after living in the chaos of modern society: with fast-paced busy schedules, digital and instant media, high pressure, greater demands, less time, relationship struggles, loss, fear and/or pain.

This therapeutic class will guide individuals into a deeper understanding of themselves as they shut off the outside world and tune-in to themselves in this gracious space of healing, support, and love. Through this practice of pranayama (focused breathwork), gentle asana (poses), and guided meditation, yogis will calm their nervous system, ease tension in the body, find space for growth, as they move gently and mindfully to release and let go, and find strength throughout core for confidence and stability.

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Chair Yoga

You don’t always need to unroll a yoga mat and get up and down from the floor to practice yoga.

Chair yoga is a great option for those who struggle with getting up and down from the floor. The practice is especially beneficial to those who are suffering from the aches and pains of aging, injuries or symptoms of chronic disease.

In this class we will practice breathing exercises and mindfulness to help calm the nervous system as we find movement for stretching and releasing, as well as finding strength and stability for injury and fall prevention in a safe and calming environment.

Gentle, mindful yoga has been proven to help with the symptoms of many health issues including: hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, vertigo (medical), multiple sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, carpal tunnel syndrome, clinical depression, weakness from stroke and chronic pain.

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In the Community

Lumin Therapy exists to serve the community. We partner with daycare centers, schools (from pre-K to college), and many businesses and non-profit organizations, as well as national movements like Veterans Yoga Project.

Some of our community partners include the Sioux City Community School District, Briar Cliff University, Heartland Counseling Services, Gigi’s Playhouse, Boys & Girls Club of Siouxland, the Lost & Found Association, and Evolve Yoga & Wellness, and {be}Yoga, to name a few.

If you’d like Lumin Therapy to come to your school, business, or non-profit organization, please contact us.

Private Consultations

Because of our unique backgrounds, education, and experiences, we also offer more personalized, 1-1 plans of care. These services can take place at one of our amazing community partner locations or in your home. Contact us to start the conversation.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Dr. Meghan Nelson integrates her physical therapy and yoga practices to offer a biopsychosocial approach, which focuses on the whole person and not a particular symptom. So we engage the mind, the body, and the spirit to bring about whole person healing. This means helping individuals adapt their habits of mind, to overcome their fears, weaknesses, and limitations. It means building strength and stability to improve self-esteem and core power. It’s about building resiliency—physically, mentally, emotionally. Lumin’s biopsychosocial approach to our therapeutic interventions works especially well with individuals who suffer with—

  1. Neurological disorders or significant stress, depression or anxiety;
  2. Chronic pain or orthopedic impairments; and/or
  3. Multitudes of other co-morbidities, such as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia.

After an initial assessment and co-development of therapeutic healing goals, a typical one-hour session with a patient might include diaphragmatic breathing exercises, postural analysis, mindful movement emphasizing stability over mobility, and meditation exercises to bring concentration and focus to healing both in that individualized session and beyond to a home practice as well.

Mindful Resilience

Dr. Ryan Allen brings his over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds to help individuals hold on to what they need to hold onto and let go of what needs to be released. Mindful resilience is about being flexible, adaptive. It’s about being able to evolve, about being able to get up after getting knocked down. The more we can role model resilient living ourselves, the more effective we will be in providing and caring for all those we love and serve. Mindful Resilience consultations involve a treatment protocol consisting of 5 tools for self-regulation to help individuals breathe easy, to focus clearly, to move freely, to rest deeply, and to be grateful. Practices primarily include meditation, mindful movement, Yoga Nidra, and multimodal communication (writing, art, video, etc.). Open to all ages and backgrounds, but especially meaningful for those suffering with trauma and/or post-traumatic or toxic stress.

Family Yoga

In the rush and dash world we live in too often it’s our meaningful family time that gets compromised. Family consultations provide you and those you love the opportunity and time to explore space, to re-connect with the people you love the most, and to re-inspire and re-invigorate your family experience by breathing together, moving and playing together, and by celebrating the joy of simply being together. Open to all ages and family sizes.