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Workshops and Events


WORKSHOPS AND SPECIALTY CLASSES: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Specialty Classes and Workshops require registration and payment by the Friday before.
Drop ins are always welcome if there is space


Introduction to The Art of Hand balancing

Instructor: Justin Wolfer
Saturday October 14
11:00 – 1:00 pm
$30

Yoga postures inform us about the condition of our body, our habitual patterns and ultimately connect us to the underlying physical intelligence within the body. In this workshop, you will learn how to turn your hand balancing practice into a tool that informs you where the weak links are within the body preventing you from progressing. Once you understand where you need to go, progress is guaranteed. We will go over several of the most common mistakes that hold students back from progressing in their hand balance practice including the importance of your mental approach towards these postures. You’ll learn simple tools that will bring greater intelligence to how you relate to your body.


Yoga Dance

Instructor: Marcus Rogers
Saturday October 21
4:00 – 6:00 pm
$30

This 2-hour workshop will be a fusion of dance movements and yoga poses. As we combine the fundamentals of ballet, modern dance and classical yoga, we will harmoniously connect the mind and body as we flow through transitions, focusing grace and elegance. Class will be easy to follow and no dance experience is necessary. Both classical music and contemporary music will be incorporated and self-expression is encouraged. Breathe, move stretch and let spirit sour as you learn to dance your yoga.


Affirmations, The Power of “I am” Yoga Workshop

Instructor: Marcus Rogers
Saturday, November 4th 2017
2:00 – 4:00 pm
$30

Class will be constructed to honor the laws of the universe that prove to us time and time again that NOT ONLY do we attract what we think, but we also become what we think. Embodying this idea, this class aims to re-focus our internal monologues into thoughts that can help manifest a richer, more fulfilling life. Class will include a flowing series of yoga poses saturated with positive affirmations, letting go of thoughts that no longer serve us. Class is open to all seeking to receive the many healing effects of a positive affirmation focused practice. All levels are welcomed.


 

Yin and Reiki – A Practice in Letting Go

Instructors: Lisa Alexander and Laurie Galish
Saturday November 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
$35 – Space will be limited and will fill quickly. Pre-registration is required.

Letting go is easier said than done. This is not an easy concept for many of us do to. In this workshop we will ease our way into letting go of tension in our body, surrender to our monkey mind and release stress mentally and emotionally as we move through this deeply meditative practice of Yin Yoga.


Restorative Yoga

Instructors: Helen McCarthy
Sunday December 3, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
$30 – Space is limited

In this 2 hour workshop we will experience the calmness and joy of deeply relaxing the body and mind. The foundation of restorative yoga is based on easing the body and mind into a state of deep relaxation through the use of yoga props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks, yoga straps, sandbags, eye pillows, chairs, and sometimes even a wall. Restorative yoga works very well for those times when you feel fatigued or stressed or after having just come off a hectic holiday season. Although these poses may look as though you are doing nothing, this is far from the truth; resting in a restorative pose deeply relaxes the body and guides the mind to a state of calm and stillness. The breathing elements of each pose make restorative yoga an active process of focusing the mind on healing thoughts, sensations, and emotions.

In this workshop we will begin with gentle warm up stretches and yoga poses combined with conscious breathing. We will then move on to experience a series of five or six restorative poses that will be held passively for 5 to 15 minutes. We will complete the workshop with an extended savasana.

The restorative style of yoga is appropriate for anyone, at any age. Previous yoga experience is not required. Props are provided. Please bring your own mat if you have one and any personal yoga props that you may prefer to use. Dress comfortably in warm, stretchy clothes.
Helen McCarthy, Ph.D., E-RYT has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and teaching for the last 15 years. She is a certified by Judith Lasater as a Relax and Renew ® Restorative Yoga Trainer.


Letting Go Takes Love Yoga Workshop

Instructor: Marcus Rogers
Saturday, December 9th 2017
2:00 – 4:00 pm
$30

This yoga practice is devoted to the process of letting go. Letting of is an act of self love and can serve as a means of healing. Yoga has a profound way of helping to reduce stress levels and quiet the mind from the thoughts that no longer serve us or are conducive to our well being. Letting go can free us, liberating us from toxic thoughts, creating space to be a more authentic you. This workshop will be a flow class that will conclude with an extended Savasana. Open to all levels.