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Workshops and Events

Pre-registration is required for Workshops


Yoga for Stability and Balance Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Bartlett
9:00 -10:30 AM
Saturday, March 23
$25

Written thousands of years ago, the ancient yogic texts, the Yoga Sutras, stated that postures for meditation should be steady, stable and comfortable. If that were achieved, then one could comfortably sit for hours in meditative stillness. While we may not have hours of seated mediation as a goal, we do see the value in finding steadiness, ease and balance in all aspects of our lives, whether on the mat, off the mat or both. This workshop will provide tools to help you:

  • Find the center line of your body to increase stability
  • Slow your practice down to connect movement and breath
  • Observe how your body responds to breath
  • Take steps to create balance
  • Use mantras as a centering technique

Please join me! All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.


Intro to Vinyasa Flow

Instructor: Sarah Manzi
Saturday, March 30
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Fee: $25

Vinyasa flow is a fun, dynamic yoga style in which movement is synchronized with the breath.  Vinyasa allows us to experience a moving, flowing meditation while we practice yoga.  Often times the pace of a vinyasa class does not allow for us to break down each part of the sequence.  This ‘Intro to Vinyasa’ workshop will provide you with just that; a solid foundation for a vinyasa practice!

During the workshop we will discuss:

  • Key poses, transitions and breath work to get you feeling more confident and graceful during class
  • A step by step breakdown of the poses that make up a vinyasa cycle
  • The proper modifications you can make (if needed) to support your Vinyasa practice

Join Sarah for 90 minutes of learning, movement, and fun!


Restorative Yoga

Instructors: Helen McCarthy
Sunday, April 7
Time: 1:30 AM – 3:30 PM
$30 – Space is limited.  Pre – registration is required.

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.


Workshop TBA

Saturday, April 27
9:00 – 10:30 AM