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Workshops and Events

Pre-registration is required for Workshops

Finding Release – Hip Opening Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Bartlett
Saturday, January 26
9:00 am -10:30 am

Tension, driving long distances, sitting for hours, and repetitive motion in sports can all lead to tightness in the hips. Tight hips increase the load on the body and can cause overuse of the spine. Learning how to open the hips can improve range of motion, increase circulation, reduce back pain and correct imbalances in the body. Releasing the hips also feels great!

This workshop will begin with restorative hip-opening poses, build to flow sequences designed to strengthen the hips and increase range of motion, and end with cool down movements that will release tension and lead participants into a blissful Savasana (last pose).

Everyone is welcome, whether you are a yoga practitioner or new to yoga.

Yoga & Essential Oils Workshop –
Clean Oils – Clean Living

Instructor: Joanne Pisarski
Sunday February 10, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

During the first half of the Clean Oils – Clean Living workshop, you will participate in a yoga class that incorporates poses that help detox, re-energize and re-balance the body back to homeostasis. The class will include centering, pranayama (breath work) warming up (moving and breathing) and gentle asanas (yoga poses). We will begin with a calming oil during centering, and as we begin to move, we will add an oil that helps promote energy, and then a detoxifying oil as we move into twisting asanas. During forward folds, an oil will be given to assist you in stress release. And last, but not least, as you prepare for Savasana, you will receive an oil to promote a better state of relaxation, leaving you feeling grounded, relaxed and rebalanced after your yoga practice.
During the second half of the workshop, we will discuss using essential oils and how to incorporate them into your daily life, how to promote well – being during the cold-winter months and learn what the different health benefits are to some of the popular oils so you can begin to live a clean and healthy life style. This workshop is an educational workshop and those who wish to purchase any oils may do so at the end of the workshop or contact Joanne after the workshop has closed.
Joanne Pisarski is a 200-hour level Yoga teacher who has instructed yoga classes at Soluna Yoga Studio for nine years. She is very knowledgeable and is a practitioner in the field of essential oils. She has dedicated and educated herself in learning all she can about essential oils, so she can spread the word for all to start living a mindful, healthful and clean living using these oils.

Yin and Reiki Workshop

Instructors: Laurie Galish and Lisa Alexander
Saturday February 23
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
$35 – Space is limited. Pre – registration is required

Don’t miss a chance to benefit from a mixed-modality wellness workshop as Laurie and Lisa share their knowledge in Yin and Reiki. Enjoy this experience, which includes a 90-minute Yin yoga class and light touch Reiki.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue and fascia of the hips, pelvis and spine. In this practice, the muscles are relaxed, and poses are held for a little while. This creates more fluid in the body and begins to create more range of motion and flexibility.
“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.” ~ International Center for Reiki Training.