Welcome Kathleen Keegan!

Having taught yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings for over 10 years, Kathleen brings amazing knowledge of anatomy and modifications to her sequencing in order to create a positive movement experience for every client, no matter the level of experience. 

Grateful to be able to share the positive benefits of yoga to all those who take her classes, Kathleen is also an avid traveler.

With her favorite destination being Jamaica, she enjoys brining the relaxed and easy going island culture to the Milwaukee yoga scene to provide an escape from the everyday grind.

Her love of yoga shines brightly through her teaching style, and if you want to start your mornings off feeling centered, energized and at peace, you will love her Morning Yoga Flow, which is now on our class schedule.

Want a Sneak Peak of one of Kathleen's Classes?

Check out our newest video below of one of Kathleen's Morning Yoga Flow Classes.  Her use of imagery will guide you through each pose and take you on a journey to peace, ligh and harmony!

So come check out Kathleen's classes! We know you'll enjoy her style as much as we do!

-The Mindful Matters Wellness Team

Mindful Matters Wellness Welcomes Kathleen Keegan As Our Newest Yoga Instructor. Register for her classes at www.mindfulmatterswellness.com/class-schedule

Restorative Yoga (Not Your Typical Yoga Class)

Are you #stressed? Experiencing #anxiety? Have difficulty managing your work/life balance? But enjoy #sleep, #relaxation, or having someone massage your shoulders, head or neck?

If you said yes to any these questions then I have a tool to help you destress, decrease your anxiety, manage your work/life balance, improve your sleep, decrease head, neck and shoulder tension AND help you relax both physically and mentally. We have a class for that, its called Restorative Yoga.  

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When you hear the word yoga do the images below come to your mind? 

Thanks to social media, we are inundated with images like these.  Now I don't know about you, but I remember being that first time yoga student and the experience was nerve racking. Between the expectations and nerves it's no wonder I lot of people struggle with gaining the confidence to even step on a yoga mat, let alone find a relaxed mental state during a class.

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It's no secret that the asanas, or yoga postures, are practiced to help your body prepare for the mental practice of meditation. However, a lot of the yoga messages out there are overwhelming the idea that the practice is mainly about stretching to increase your flexibility.  Although is this a benefit, it's not the primary goal.

Yes, with an everyday physical yoga practice you will see improved strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility, but we wouldn't continue this routine practice without the best benefit of all, which is the mental benefits.  Experiencing decreases in stress, anxiety, depression are just a few of the mental benefits yoga can bring. 

So, how do you start the practice of yoga while decreasing the fear, self-judgment, and expectations?

What if a yoga class consisted of poses like the ones below? 

Instead of focusing on holding poses with your muscles, restorative yoga provides your body the support it needs with props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, chairs etc., which in turn calms your nervous system, deepens muscle relaxation, and allows you to hold a pose for longer durations, all the while challenging your mind to focus on your breath and being present in the moment.  Classes usually only go through 5-7 restorative poses within a 75 minute class, and can be enhanced with gentle massage, trigger point release, soothing music, and aromatherapy.  

Teachers of this type of class are very attentive to modifying poses to suit your body needs and is a great way to start a yoga practice that emphasizes your experiences over your fellow students.

We would love to provide you with the experience of Restorative Yoga at one of our weekly class offerings. Check our schedule for classes.  Or, if your interested in learning more about restorative yoga and how it can help you with your stress, anxiety, depression, or insomnia schedule a Discovery Visit. We are happy to share additional information and answer any questions that you may have. Eee you in the studio!

Namaste!

The Perfect Adult Mommy & Me Date - Mother's Day Spa Night

Every year I struggle with what to get my mom for Mother's Day. My Mom is one of the most difficult people to get gifts for.  I've tried asking want she wants, or if there is anything she needs.  And I don't know about you, but this is the typical answer I get... "don't worry about me" or "I don't need anything" or "your love is enough". 

So how do I show this amazing women that I get to call Mom my love and gratitude for everything she has done for me?

I've figured out over the years to ditch the material objects and instead choose to spend time with her, and to take her out on an adult Mommy & Me dates. Not only do we both get to share a new experience together, but I also get to give her what she truly wants the most.

So to help people celebrate their Moms, Mindful Matters Wellness is hosting the perfect adult mommy & me date just in time for Mother's Day Weekend!  

Our event will start with a restorative yoga class the will ease the stress of motherhood, followed by individual myofascial release sessions for every attendee, make-up trials brought to you by Beautycounter, food, drinks, giveaways and raffles. 

For $35.00 you can give your mom, wife, sister, friend or yourself a wonderful evening of relaxation that is, lets face it, probably well overdue.  If you want to set up your adult Mommy & Me date or enjoy the night out for yourself or with the girls...Sign up on our Events and Workshops Page to reserve your spot.