workshops

<< Aug 20 2017 - Nov 12 2017 >>

Learn to Fly - Arm Balancing & Inversion Workshop - $25 with Maggie Santella Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Arm balances and inversions are as much a mental practice as a physical practice. This workshop is for those with an interest in learning the physics behind arm balances and inversions.
 
Join Maggie for a flow through a vinyasa series to prepare our physical bodies, and then we will break down several common arm balances and inversions, including side plank variations, hurdlers pose, chin stand, and more!
 
The benefits of arm balances and inversions are abundant: 
 
• build upper body strength
• increase proprioception (awareness of one’s body in space)
• keep your practice fun and light hearted
• experience the freedom of flying
 
All levels (beginners to advanced) welcome.
Yoga Book Club - $20 with Katy Kopnitsky Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
When we truly embrace the practice of yoga, we embrace a life of truth-seeking and our role as a lifelong student. The practices of yoga are codified and explored in many great texts, spanning thousands of years ago all the way up to books being written today, in our time, with new and evolving perspectives on these ancient healing practices of self-exploration and self-liberation. In Yoga Book Club we’ll explore this ocean of knowledge and perspective one book at a time. At Yoga Book Club expect to engage in asana practice, group discussion, and meditation to help us dive deep into the book of choice.
 
The second installment of Yoga Book Club focuses on Parts Three and Four of YOGA Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali translated by Barbara Stoler Miller. The Yoga Sutra is a collection of 196 sutras, or aphorisms, which outline the practices of yoga. We will guide you through a practice incorporating elements of restorative yoga and yoga nidra, reciting parts three and four of the Sutras aloud throughout the practice. After allowing the words of the Sutras to wash over the mind in a state of conscious relaxation, we will move on to a guided group discussion and meditation.
 
We recommend you purchase your own copy, YOGA Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali translated by Barbara Stoler Miller, to read or review before we gather. It will be helpful to have for reflection during our discussion and as reference throughout your continued yoga practice. If you choose not to purchase the book, you can still attend Yoga Book Club.
 
Link to purchase your copy:

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/114493/yoga-discipline-of-freedom-by-translated-by-barbara-stoler-miller/9780553374285/

All levels welcome.

Foundations of Yoga with Lori McAlister Next held on Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 9, 2017 - Sat Sep 16, 2017
 
Saturday, Sept. 9th:  1:15 - 3:15pm
Saturday, Sept. 16th: 1:15 - 3:15pm
 
Perfect for students new to the practice of yoga, as well as experienced students that would like a refresher of the basics.
 
In this 2 part series we will explore some of the basic postures, breathing, and meditation techniques that make up the practice of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Students will gain a basic understanding of benefits, proper alignment, and techniques to prepare them for an all levels class.
 
Yoga is for everyone. You don't need to be flexible or strong, you just simply need the desire to arrive at your mat and do your best.
 
Don’t wait to sign-up, class is limited to 12 students so you can receive personalized attention.
 
The 2 part series is only $50. You'll still have the option to purchase the $25 New to Studio Special for group classes after taking this workshop. The special gives you 5 classes in 25 days. (one time purchase only)
 
We recommend reviewing the FAQ's and New to Yoga page on the website to help prepare you for this wonderful new journey.
 
If you have a mat, please bring it. Otherwise, we will provide a mat for you on your first visit to the studio.