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Bridal Yoga Experience - Celebrate, Elevate, Ground

BRIDAL YOGA EXPERIENCE - CELEBRATE, ELEVATE, GROUND

*A My World Registry Exclusive Experience*

Planning a wedding and preparing for the Big Day can be a stressful experience! Bridal Yoga classes for the the bride-to-be and her loved ones are an opportunity for those involved to ground, calm and connect with one another. They invite those involved to live fully in the present moment and get the most out of their experience.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

Bridal Yoga is an opportunity to share and hold space with the bride-to-be, setting intentions and cultivating positive energy as she moves into her special day. Practicing yoga together creates a sense of community, camaraderie and sisterhood for those involved.

The Bridal Yoga Experience provides a sense of grounding through physical movement, partner work and closing to come back to the present moment. It can be either a grounding and restorative practice that allows everyone involved to come back to center, ground and prepare for the exciting day ahead, or a fun “soul glow” experience.

With information about the bride provided beforehand, Raina creates a personalized class and playlist. The class will be inspired by the intention set for the bride-to-be and guided by a creative theme, for example Sacred Goddess, Sensual Dame, Yoga Beat, Queen Warrior, etc.

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

The Bridal Yoga Experience is available for between 1-15 people and the price varies depending on the amount of participants. For a 75 minute class the cost for 1-5 people is $150 (flat fee), and for 6-15 people the cost is $30 per person.

AVAILABILITY

During the week Raina is available Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-8pm. On the weekend Raina is available Friday through Sunday, the earliest availability being 9am and the latest 8pm.
Austin, Texas ONLY.

Move into your Big Day feeling centered, calm and connected to those around you!

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About Experience Provider

Raina Gradford

A natural-born dancer and incredibly inspiring yoga mentor, Raina believes that our bodies are our vehicle on this earth, and that once we are able to realize our full embodiment we will find connection and have full access to our human experience. She sees yoga as an invitation for us to experience all the aspects of our humanity, through awareness of breath and presence.

Raina’s perspective on yoga comes from years of practice, sitting in the seat of studentship, and working out her everyday struggles on her mat. Raina’s background as a dancer lends her love of movement to yoga. She believes as a dancer you are creating a story through your movement and that with yoga as we begin to move our own personal story begins to unfold. Practicing yoga gave Raina a sense of joy and reconnected her to her power, which comes from within. Yoga helped develop her strength and resilience in challenging situations. When Raina made the connection between doing yoga and accessing her true power source she knew that this would become a lifelong practice. Raina felt a calling to share these profoundly transformative tools with others.

In 2016 she decided to do her first 200-hour Yoga teacher training. Through becoming a yoga teacher, Raina sought to create healing spaces for people to be able to reconnect with their authentic experience and find liberation in their lives. She also noticed a lack of diversity in the yoga teacher community and wished to become certified so that she could reach people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Raina currently works at several different studios and gyms in Austin, TX, where she was voted Best Yoga Instructor for 2018 by Austin Fit Magazine. She teaches at Lifetime Fitness, Bear Creek Performance Training, The Paramount Theatre, and Sanctuary Yoga, a non-profit studio that offers donation-based classes to provide support for the Amala Foundation, which encourages youth development and leadership. With a continued zest for learning Raina completed her 300-hour teacher training in the Fall of 2018. As part of her 300-hour teacher training Raina completed modules in various forms of yoga, including Community Action Yoga, Trauma-informed Yoga, Chakra System Training, advanced asana and anatomy, Yin Yoga, Neuroscience of Yoga, and Ayurvedic Training. Raina will be co-leading a Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher Training in 2020 with Waking Yoga at Yoga Yoga Westgate.

In all of her classes, Raina teaches students to slow down and be fully in their body to experience the authentic and innate joy that arises when we peel the layers of expectation and agenda off and invite ourselves to breathe and experience the present moment we are in just as we are. She adapts her classes accordingly to support students of all levels from the “never taken class before” to the experienced practitioners. She believes that yoga is for everybody, regardless of age, body type, and ability level, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga,” says Raina.

The benefits of yoga for Raina’s students go beyond the physical. For people who are anxious, who suffer from sleep issues, who feel cluttered or isolated and disconnected from their community, yoga offers a change of dynamics. It’s a way to clear out space, access the full potential of one’s mind, and bring energy and vibrancy to a depressed or run-down state. Raina’s classes cultivate a sense of community and help people to connect to one another. In her classes, she teaches yoga as a tool for self-regulation: the act of bringing awareness to what is arising in the body and mind in a stressful or triggering situation and to learn to pause and react in a healthy way. With Raina, practicing yoga becomes a healing place. Above all, Raina aims to provide the space and opportunity for students to reconnect with their personal power and encourage students to be courageous enough to live the life they want, in alignment with who they are.

Join Raina for one of her yoga experiences to discover new levels of liberation, mindfulness, and empowerment!

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