Workshops

Yoga and Movement Workshops

To Register: click on workshop title below. You will be taken to a separate page where you can sign up for the workshop

 

Winter Solstice Retreat: Yoga, Relaxation, Meditation and Breaking Bread w/ Hannah and Peter

Sunday, 12/21/14, 2-4pm

For thousands of years, cultures across the globe have recognized the Winter Solstice as a time to gather and find comfort in their communities during the darkest days of the year. The Winter Solstice Retreat is an opportunity for you to practice of yoga, deep relaxation, meditation and then to share a nibble with others.

Yoga practice will be suited to all levels, relaxation will focus on letting go of stress and meditation will offer you an opportunity to be more present.

The nibble that we share together will incorporate a homemade, Ayurvedic masala (spice blend) and tea inspired by the season.

All Levels Welcome

 

New Year’s Eve Flow w/ Lauren and Catey

Wednesday, 12/31/14, 6-7:30pm

Join us as we let go of 2014 and open up to receive 2015.

This will be a dynamic class! Prepare to ease in with reflection, be motivated to move with music and cool down with restoration.

Join best buds and yoga teachers, Lauren and Catey, to give 2014 a proper send off on your mat and celebrate the arrival of a new year to come!

All Levels Welcome!

 

Special New Year’s Day Yoga Class w/ Claudia

Thursday, 1/1/2015, 10am-12pm

Join Claudia for her long-standing tradition of welcoming the new year with a bright, energizing and clarifying yoga practice.  Begin 2015 in the best way possible with joyful yoga practice to encourage the new possibilities of a new year.

This class is suitable for all levels and families are welcome!

 

The Spirit of Winter: Yin Yoga for Cultivating Wisdom w/ Machelle

Saturday, 1/10/2015, 2-4pm

While Yin Yoga is brilliant for the support of joints, in this special winter workshop we will also explore the connection between Yin Yoga’s modest, long held floor postures and the meridian pathway of the Kidneys/Urinary Bladder as viewed by traditional medicine such as acupuncture. These organs are thought to be the energetic reservoirs of the body and have the emotional connection to transform our fear to wisdom through understanding.
In this practice we will map the Kidney/Urinary Bladder energy lines, discuss their physical function and psychological associations while we utilize Yin Yoga postures that support these vital organs and emotions.
All Levels Welcome.

 

Winter Rest and Recharge: A Yoga and Acupressure Workshop w/ Shira

Saturday, 1/17/2015 2-4pm

As the landscape around us becomes frozen and blanketed in snow, our foot steps are hushed and that which will blossom in spring lies still below the ground. Winter is a time of great stillness, deep reflection, and restorative sleep.

In this workshop, we will invite these qualities into our bodies, minds, and lives by drawing from both yoga and Chinese medicine. We will begin with a gentle and easy meditative movement, continue with a breath practice, self-apply gentle pressure to a few points on the body, and finish with a full and effortless Yoga Nidra meditation practice.

You may wish to bring a journal. All other props provided. Everyone is welcome; no previous experience necessary.

All Levels Welcome

 

Rest, Reflect, Revive: Restorative Yoga w/ Tara

Saturday, 1/24/2015, 2-4pm

In the short, cold days of winter, we can find ourselves yearning to turn in. Far too often the demands of life don’t allow time to rest and reflect.
This workshop’s unique circuit of restorative yoga poses, skillfully arranged before you arrive, is the perfect opportunity for you thaw out, settle in, and get the nourishing rest your body needs.
All Levels Welcome

 

Deep Winter Reset: Yoga, Ayurveda and Acupuncture w/ Hannah and Rebecca

Sunday, 2/22/2015, 2-4pm

You don’t have to set aside a week of your time or travel far to receive powerful Wintertime therapies and self-care practices. Winter offers the opportunity to slow down, to refill our deepest resources, and to cultivate wisdom, strength, and self-reflection. Join Hannah and Rebecca for a Sunday afternoon retreat designed to replenish your energetic reserves, promote nourishing rest and renew your sense of purpose and vision for the approaching Spring months.

All Levels Welcome

Qi Gong for Health, Relaxation and Meditation w/ Peter

Sunday, 3/1/2015, 3-5:30pm

Qigong, sometimes called Chinese Yoga, follows the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the same as does Acupuncture. This workshop will focus on an ancient Qigong practice for health called the Eight Brocades.

These 8 exercises systematically stimulate, regulate and balance all 12 organ systems to support health of the body, acuity of the mind, and strength of the spirit. They are done as mindfulness practices which enhance rest, relaxation, and the development of a meditative mind. How the life force, energy – Qi (Chi), Prana – moves through the body will be explored along with ways to remove blocks. Some of the techniques easily transfer to other practices such as yoga, as well as application to daily life.
The class will be taught in a manner that will make it possible for the students to practice and develop on their own.
All Levels Welcome.

Flow Through Life with Ease w/ Claudia

Sunday, 3/8/2015, 2-4pm

Learn to effectively use your muscles to flow through your practice with ease.  When we begin this afternoon, we will work the muscles of the body through Hatha Yoga poses. These will include sun salutes, standing poses and some standing twists. Once the muscles have sufficiently warmed up, the breath and blood are flowing in a balanced way, we will slow the practice way down with several Yin style yoga poses.
Yin Yoga targets connective tissues, ligaments, bones and the joints through longer held (three minutes or more) poses, usually done in a restorative floor style.
We will conclude with a period of meditation after deep relaxation is achieved.
When you can access your muscles for strength, you can also learn how to release deeply, so use this afternoon to tap into your capacity to live with greater ease in your body.

Suitable for strong beginners as well as very advanced yogis.

Easing Into Spring: Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation w/ Hannah and Peter

Sunday, 3/29/2015

For thousands of years, cultures across the globe have recognized the Spring Equinox (or vernal equinox) as a time of resurrection and re-birth by celebrating the day when daylight and darkness are in balance and daylight will soon last longer than darkness. The Spring Equinox Retreat is an opportunity for you to practice yoga, deep relaxation, meditation and to reflect on discoveries you made during the winter that might support your growth in the months to come.
Yoga practice will be suited to all levels, relaxation will focus on letting go of stress and meditation will offer you an opportunity to be more present.

We will also share a tea inspired by the season.

All Levels Welcome.

 

Wellness Workshops

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Winter Wellness: Post-Holiday Healthy Eating Program w/ Naomi

January 4-13

Feeling the effects of the the holidays lingering in your body?  Start the New Year by shifting your eating habits towards deeply nourishing, soul-soothing foods that will make you feel lighter and healthier in your body.

The holiday season can leave us feeling depleted, sluggish and heavy due to a tendency to go overboard at holiday office parties and family celebrations.  This 10-day course will give you the tools you need to shed any holiday baggage you have accumulated, whether physical or emotion, as well as help you body heal from an overload of sugary, processed foods you might have overindulged in during the season.

You’ll also learn how to continue this healthier method of feeding yourself and your family throughout the year so that you can combat cravings when they arise and discover kinder, cleaner ways to treat your digestive system.

This 10-day program will help you ease the stress on your digestive system and stabilize your immune function so you can retain this nourished, light, healthy feeling throughout winter.

What you will receive:

*2 “live” support phone calls during the course (will be recorded for those who cannot participate live)

*Daily emails to check-in

*Access to a private facebook group where you can chat with, share your experiences and support others in the program with you

*Recipe Book full of time-tested, simple and satisfying plant-based recipes

Begin your new year with a new plan for sustainable health and wellness that will make you feel fantastic inside and out!

 

Financial Wellness: Couponing 101 w/ Kyara

Sunday, 1/18/2015 1:30-3pm

Learn how to maximize your grocery savings and purchase hundreds of dollars worth of items for pennies! This class will cover basic (and a few advanced) couponing techniques.  You will also learn the number one mistake most couponers make, as well as an efficient way to plan shopping trips in the least amount of time for the most effective savings.

Every student that participants in the class will leave with a new “starter” coupon binder: that includes coupon sleeves/inserts and handouts- to assist them with future shopping endeavors.
Kickstart your financial wellness and your purchasing power by knowing a more effective and inexpensive way to shop!

 

Couples Massage w/ Leslie

Sunday, 2/15/2015, 2-4pm

Massage is a profound way for partners to support one another through loving touch. Using touch in both harmonious and challenging times can contribute to more vibrancy and serenity in our work, play, sleep, sexuality, and communication.

In this workshop, we’ll learn hands-on massage techniques, intuitive approaches, and to be mindful of the intent that we put into healing touch. We’ll integrate elements of movement, acupressure, reflexology, and yoga in order to reduce stiffness and pain in joints, muscular fatigue, and anxiety.
We will perform the massages fully clothed and seated in chairs, with some shiatsu performed laying on the floor. For maximum comfort, please bring a covered bed pillow (1 per couple), and wear a t-shirt and pants to move in.
Come away from the class revitalized as individuals and as a couple.