The magnificent Cayuga Yoga
and Meditation Center is home to spiritual practice
at New Age Health Spa. Lined with 10,000 feet
of Western Redwood, Cayuga boasts a grand stone
fireplace, heated floors, and a 5' tall golden
statue of Buddha presiding over it all.
Here, we look to the Eastern healing arts for health benefits including reduced stress, increased flexibility, enhanced mental clarity and improved organ function. These holistic modalities combine the wisdom of ancient philosophies with contemporary sensibilities. All classes are suitable for both beginner and more advanced students of spiritual practice.
The spiritual program at New Age Health Spa
begins with a classic seated meditation at sunrise,
followed by a three-mile walk through the beautiful
countryside and a 50-minute yoga class. The
afternoon features instruction in a variety
of practices such as Chi Kung, a Chinese discipline
to balance energy and Tai Chi, a martial art
form to induce relaxation and peace of mind.
The day's class schedule concludes with a pre-dinner
meditation, which may include breathing exercises,
chanting and guided visualizations.
The following classes are offered weekly, as part of New Age Health Spa's comprehensive program of spiritual practice. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are suitable for all levels of strength and flexibility.
Yoga classes concentrate on the physical aspects of the Yogic philosophy with the use of asanas, or postures, in order to increase flexibility, balance and improve one's health.
Sunrise Hatha Yoga: Our morning yoga
class offers asanas to awaken the body and centers
the mind in preparation for the day to come.
The pace and intensity of practice is suitable
for all participants.
Gentle Yoga: With a slower pace than the hatha yoga class, emphasis is placed on fluid relaxed movement, breath awareness plus mild strengthening and balance asanas.
Intermediate Yoga Flow: This is a more challenging yoga session, not recommended for beginners.
Yoga for Alignment: Discover where
you can improve your yoga practice to keep you
safe from injury. Our certified instructor will
guide you into proper body placement to make
you more mind/body aware.
Yoga for Stress Management: This class
involves gentle postures and simple breathing
techniques to help melt away stress and tension.
Get in touch with your emotions and your body.
Restorative Yoga: Poses involve lying on pillows and folded blankets to offer a complete sense of support. We invite the body to move into full relaxation, relieving muscular & skeletal stress.
Pranayama & Deep Relaxation: Prana
translates as "vital life force" (energy, Chi,
God) and yama as "control of" and together they
stand for the breathing techniques taught by
the ancient Yogic Masters. In this class you
will learn breathing techniques to reduce stress,
energize, calm, purify and nourish.
Yin Yoga: This class focuses on the connective
tissues and bones. Postures are practiced on
the floor and each one is held for 3-5 minutes
allowing the muscles to relax and deep connective
tissue to be gently stretched. This encourages
the free flow of energy throughout the body.
Yin Yoga is a gentle internal meditative practice
that invites relaxation and quiet acceptance
of what is.
classes offer several approaches to the practice to relax mind and body.
Silent Meditation: The morning meditation is a classic seated meditation offering a chance to connect with one's self at the start of the day. Brief instructions are given at the beginning and a bell is rung at the end of the session.
Guided Meditation: All afternoon meditations
are of a guided nature, drawing on multiple
traditions and techniques like guided visualization,
chanting, classic Zen, walking, or Pranayama.
Oriental Healing Arts
awaken our vital energy using traditions from
China, Japan & other Eastern cultures.
The Healing Power of Chi: Chi Kung
(Qi Gong) is the ancient art of self healing
involving slow, gentle, flowing movements, deep
breathing, relaxation, visualization, self-massage
and meditation. Regular practice of these movements
promotes optimal health, increased vitality,
flexibility, strength, longevity and inner peace.
Experience the exploration of simple yet profound
body/mind techniques to cultivate the vital
life force (chi) to enhance your quality of
Self Massage: These classes are derived
from the Qi Gong tradition and offer an exploration
of the ancient art of Chinese self-healing.
Sessions may focus on slow, gentle movement,
deep breathing, relaxation techniques, self-massage,
Reflexology, and/or acupressure. They are intended
to create peace of mind, increased energy, vitality
and overall well-being.
Qi Gong: Some of the moves our instructor
will teach you are: The 6 Healing Breaths -
designed to expel toxins from the internal organs.
Easy to follow movements and vocal sounds loosen
congestion; the toxins are expelled through
the breath. The White Crane spreading it's wings
is a simple repetitive movement that brings
one into a trance-like state. Smiling Dragon
Massages your body from the inside and aids
The Alexander Technique - Voice & Breath:
Relax your diaphragm, free your breath and find
a more resonate and rooted voice using Alexander
technique exercises. Feel the tension float
out with each vocalization. Discover how you
can shift stress out of areas of your body and
break habits that are making you tense. You
will leave with tools to help you connect your
mind to your body creating a voice more rooted
Tai Chi: Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese
movement art initially developed as a martial
art. The flowing movements are preformed like
a slow-motion dance and are used as a holistic
exercise increasing flexibility, body posture,
Drawing From The Light Within: Each
of us is born with the capacity to create. Re-ignite
your artistic impulses and open new channels
to explore your creativity through drawing.
Simple yoga movements and breathing techniques
will quiet the mind and prepare you to observe
and experience drawing as meditation. No prior
artistic experience or talent required!
Yoga for Blissful Relaxation & Rest:
The perfect end to your day at the Spa. Join
us for a class designed to promote restful sleep.
Move through gentle and nurturing restorative
yoga postures followed by guided deep relaxation.
You will leave prepared for a rejuvenating and
*Programs may be subject to change due to circumstances
beyond our control.