Blue Heron Wellness Yoga Workshops

WORKSHOPS

   

<< Aug 23 2017 - Feb 07 2018 >>

Rebalance & Restore with Acupuncture with Jonathan Bronson Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Experience the relaxing and stress reducing benefits of acupuncture in a supportive group environment. These auricular (ear) treatments are specifically designed to provide you with a relaxing and restoring experience.  refreshed! Experience the inviting atmosphere of Blue Heron’s yoga studio with its comfortable chairs, mats and music and leave refreshed.
Online registration is full or unavailable. Please contact us for details.
Rebalance & Restore with Acupuncture with Jonathan Bronson Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Experience the relaxing and stress reducing benefits of acupuncture in a supportive group environment. These auricular (ear) treatments are specifically designed to provide you with a relaxing and restoring experience.  refreshed! Experience the inviting atmosphere of Blue Heron’s yoga studio with its comfortable chairs, mats and music and leave refreshed.
Online registration is full or unavailable. Please contact us for details.
Rebalance & Restore with Acupuncture with Jonathan Bronson Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Experience the relaxing and stress reducing benefits of acupuncture in a supportive group environment. These auricular (ear) treatments are specifically designed to provide you with a relaxing and restoring experience.  refreshed! Experience the inviting atmosphere of Blue Heron’s yoga studio with its comfortable chairs, mats and music and leave refreshed.
Online registration is full or unavailable. Please contact us for details.
Rebalance & Restore with Acupuncture with Jonathan Bronson Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Experience the relaxing and stress reducing benefits of acupuncture in a supportive group environment. These auricular (ear) treatments are specifically designed to provide you with a relaxing and restoring experience.  refreshed! Experience the inviting atmosphere of Blue Heron’s yoga studio with its comfortable chairs, mats and music and leave refreshed.
Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind to reduce anxiety and induce a calm state. Meditation is an effective form of stress reduction and can improve health and quality of living when practiced regularly. We are offering you the opportunity to begin or enhance your meditation practice regularly at Blue Heron. It is a great way to transition from your weekend by setting the tone for your week ahead. Come be part of our meditation community and share in this uplifting group energy.

The meditations will be guided by Peter Mosher who has been leading meditation for over 40 years. He draws from a number of traditions to find inspiration and ways to effectively build and deepen. At the core of these practices is mindful loving kindness for oneself and others.

There is no set fee for these practices. Following the Eastern tradition of Dana, a free will offering is requested, a suggested amount being $12, more if you can less if necessary. Please note that if you sign up online you can not edit the cost, but must select $10 $12 or $15. Please call ahead or come to the front desk to select a different amount.

 

Partners Yoga Workshop with Tara Lemerise Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yoga teacher Tara Lemerise and her beginning yogi husband Drew will be your guides in a fun, light-hearted afternoon of partner yoga. You and your partner will help each other build strength, flexibility and balance in partnered versions of familiar standing, back bending, and seated postures. Working together in the poses, you will cultivate camaraderie, connection, compassion, trust, and awareness. We'll finish with some deeply relaxing partner breathing and a sweet restorative pose. Perfect for couples, friends, and family; newbies and practiced yogis welcome. $45 per twosome
Candlelight Yin Yoga workshop with Shervon Laurice Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
A regular Yin Yoga practice invites you to slow down and practice presence. While in longer held poses that target the body's connective tissue and increase your body's flow of energy, you learn to cultivate attention on breath, sensation, sound and mental patterns that often go unnoticed in our day to day activity. Slowing down means you get to tap into your intuitive experience moment to moment thereby increasing awareness. Increased awareness often leads to more clarity, balance and openness to life.

This workshop is suitable for all levels for practitioners. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.

Introduction to Yoga with Lisa Kiely Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yoga links movement with breath and with regular practice, helps develop flexibility and builds strength. Yoga also relaxes the nervous system, improves joint health and relieves stress and anxiety. Students will learn about balance and flexibility, as well as other yoga basics, and apply these concepts to introductory poses. This workshop will guide new (or not so new) students in the fundamentals of a strong yoga practice.
Cost: $30 Drop in, $25 pre-registration rate 
Ritual Movement for Fall: Move and Reflect with Emily Star Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On the equinox, we experience equal amounts of dark and light, and are aware of the cooler days ahead that will bring changing leaves and the windy vata season, in which the elements of space and air are predominant according to Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science). In many traditions, the early days of fall are a time for reflecting on the past, taking inventory, and giving ourselves a clean slate.

In this workshop, we’ll use fall's invitation to let go to inform our practice. We'll move through calm and grounding circular flows that include alternate vinyasas - ways of getting around our mat with fewer chatarangas and more opportunities for both free-form and strengthening movement.

If you’d like, you’re welcome to stay for tea, discussion and meditative journaling late in the second hour. Within a supportive circle, it is often easier to reflect on questions of how the past season has gone for us, and what habits we wish to focus on as we move into autumn. In addition, recipients will receive warming fall recipes to help support a healthful season.

Cost:  $25 before/$30 day of

Freedom to Flow with Sierra Carlson Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every moment, we are given choices: movement or stillness, a smile or a frown, noise or silence, and so on. Today, make the choice to move. Join Sierra in an invigorating flow that will get your heart pumping and leave your mind refreshed. We will use pranayama, vinyasa flow, and meditation to set the wiggles in your body free!
Cost: $20
Stress Less with Chiropractic Care with Dr. Ali Perez Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stress seems to be a part of everyday life nowadays. Work, family, things outside our control adds up and can end up controlling our thoughts and manifest themselves into our bodies. The workshop will discuss stress, what it is, how it affects our bodies, and tools for how to help alleviate tension from your muscles to prevent that from building in your body.
 
$20 Special Appreciation Week price: $15
Mama Yogini: Sweet Self-Care with Francine Brungardt Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Set aside some time to reconnect with yourself and a supportive group of fellow Mama Yoginis. Together we will sip cold, herbal tea, nibble summer fruits and melon, share connection with other postnatal women through conversation and poetry, create a specially blended “Mama Yogini” recipe of essential oils for ourselves for a self foot massage and as a take away gift, relax into some restorative/yin yoga and close with a deep, yoga nidra inspired savasana. Cost: $35
Integrative Approach to Flexibility with Daniel Brafman Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Daniel, an elite age group triathlete, as well as a fitness / wellness professional, to learn about how to approach flexibility in a well-rounded way.

Learning Objectives include:
• What is flexibility training?
• Why stretch?
• What to stretch?
• When to stretch?

This workshop will include steps to a successful flexibility training plan. Daniel will unlock mysteries like how to stretch and give tools and methods for stretching effectively. Learn how to avoid injury and what to do if something doesn't feel right. Anyone can improve their performance, health, and range of motion!

Special Appreciation week price: $25

Partners Yoga Workshop with Tara Lemerise Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Yoga teacher Tara Lemerise and her beginning yogi husband Drew will be your guides in a fun, light-hearted afternoon of partner yoga. You and your partner will help each other build strength, flexibility and balance in partnered versions of familiar standing, back bending, and seated postures. Working together in the poses, you will cultivate camaraderie, connection, compassion, trust, and awareness. We'll finish with some deeply relaxing partner breathing and a sweet restorative pose. Perfect for couples, friends, and family; newbies and practiced yogis welcome. $45 per twosome
Yoga Basics Workshop with Amy Rinaldi Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An interactive, introductory workshop designed for those new to yoga. This workshop provides a low-key, non-competitive space for the curious yogi to “get their feet wet” exploring some basic yoga poses and an introduction to the sun salutation. These yoga principles can form the foundation for other poses as your yoga practice evolves. Using breath and verbal cues, we will begin to feel how yoga theory, breath, and asana (physical poses), manifest in the body. This helps to create awareness in the body, a healthy relationship with our bodies, and develop the connection with the mind for overall well-being. Proper alignment tools and a nurturing environment empower the new student.

Props, including yoga mats, are available at the studio, though you may choose to bring your own. Please dress comfortably with layers that allow you to move.
 
Cost $25 early sign up or $30 the day of
Candlelight Yin Yoga workshop with Shervon Laurice Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
A regular Yin Yoga practice invites you to slow down and practice presence. While in longer held poses that target the body's connective tissue and increase your body's flow of energy, you learn to cultivate attention on breath, sensation, sound and mental patterns that often go unnoticed in our day to day activity. Slowing down means you get to tap into your intuitive experience moment to moment thereby increasing awareness. Increased awareness often leads to more clarity, balance and openness to life.

This workshop is suitable for all levels for practitioners. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.

Yoga with a Chair - Not your Grandmother’s Chair Yoga with Kati Gimes Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
This is a special class where you’ll use a chair that will help you get into yoga poses (some advanced) that you’ve never dreamed of. Create better understanding of the poses and have a different experience doing them that you would have in a flow class.

Experience with yoga is required.
 
Cost: $30
Candlelight Yin Yoga workshop with Shervon Laurice Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
A regular Yin Yoga practice invites you to slow down and practice presence. While in longer held poses that target the body's connective tissue and increase your body's flow of energy, you learn to cultivate attention on breath, sensation, sound and mental patterns that often go unnoticed in our day to day activity. Slowing down means you get to tap into your intuitive experience moment to moment thereby increasing awareness. Increased awareness often leads to more clarity, balance and openness to life.

This workshop is suitable for all levels for practitioners. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.

Partners Yoga Workshop with Tara Lemerise Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yoga teacher Tara Lemerise and her beginning yogi husband Drew will be your guides in a fun, light-hearted afternoon of partner yoga. You and your partner will help each other build strength, flexibility and balance in partnered versions of familiar standing, back bending, and seated postures. Working together in the poses, you will cultivate camaraderie, connection, compassion, trust, and awareness. We'll finish with some deeply relaxing partner breathing and a sweet restorative pose. Perfect for couples, friends, and family; newbies and practiced yogis welcome. $45 per twosome
Candlelight Yin Yoga workshop with Shervon Laurice Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
A regular Yin Yoga practice invites you to slow down and practice presence. While in longer held poses that target the body's connective tissue and increase your body's flow of energy, you learn to cultivate attention on breath, sensation, sound and mental patterns that often go unnoticed in our day to day activity. Slowing down means you get to tap into your intuitive experience moment to moment thereby increasing awareness. Increased awareness often leads to more clarity, balance and openness to life.

This workshop is suitable for all levels for practitioners. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.

Partners Yoga Workshop with Tara Lemerise Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Yoga teacher Tara Lemerise and her beginning yogi husband Drew will be your guides in a fun, light-hearted afternoon of partner yoga. You and your partner will help each other build strength, flexibility and balance in partnered versions of familiar standing, back bending, and seated postures. Working together in the poses, you will cultivate camaraderie, connection, compassion, trust, and awareness. We'll finish with some deeply relaxing partner breathing and a sweet restorative pose. Perfect for couples, friends, and family; newbies and practiced yogis welcome. $45 per twosome
The Blue Heron New Year's Eve Retreat with Hannah Leatherbury Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Year's Eve is a notorious time to celebrate the close of a year and to contemplate the year ahead. So often, we celebrate the occasion, but we miss taking the time to process and sink in to what it means. The Blue Heron New Year's Eve Retreat is a time out for you to lay down what you have carried and honor what you have moved through in 2017. It is a time to discover and recognize what is calling for your attention in 2018. The retreat begins with gentle yoga to connect you with your breath and ground you in your body. Movement will be followed by a period of deep relaxation/Yoga Nidra to integrate and process what has come before. A guided meditation will provide the container for you to listen in and to remember what is most important to you. No experience necessary.
 
Cost $40
$30 early-bird registration if you sign up by December 15