Blue Heron Wellness Yoga Workshops

WORKSHOPS

   

<< May 04 2016 - Jul 26 2016 >>

The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, May 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Yin Yoga practice offers you the opportunity to explore effortlessness while rejuvenating the connective tissue of the major joints of the body. The Yin approach encourages true physical health and sound emotional well being through longer held poses with relaxed musculature. As we move into this slow and deep practice our focus will be on connecting to the ‘Inner Teacher’ who resides in that place of nurturing stillness within all of us, setting the stage for meditation and contemplative practices.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of yogis. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.
Mother's Day Sweet Self-Care Workshop with Francine Brungardt Sat, May 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This Mother's Day weekend spend some sweet time focused on your renewal and relaxation. Join hosts Chana Lockerman and Francine Brungardt for this special offering designed for mamas, from prenatal through grands. In this circle of women, we will enjoy restorative yoga, craft beautiful painted rocks, savor essential oils and self-massage, and let go into an extra-deep guided savasana.
 
Cost: $25
A Mother's Day Practice for Mothers and Others with Carrie Ganz Sun, May 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
One of the best gifts you can give yourself is the gift of a yoga practice. Come and spend 2 hours on your mat just for you! We will playfully open your hamstrings and work towards greater freedom in your hips. Unstick any stuck places in your body and feel looser in just the right way. We will end with some soothing restoratives so that we leave feeling grounded and fully at ease. All levels practice; mothering experience optional!
Cost: $35
Kids Yoga for Focus and Calm Series (Ages 8-12) with Jill Grospierre Next held on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Apr 25, 2016 - Mon May 23, 2016
All kids experience attention issues and anxiety from time to time, but some kids face these challenges more than others. This class will use physical postures, breathing exercises and deep relaxation techniques to calm and strengthen the central nervous system. It helps children to get in touch with their bodies and create awareness.
This class is appropriate for for all kids ages 8-12, but will emphasize work on focus, working memory and calming techniques.
 
The Spring Session will run for 5 weeks. March 14 - April 18 with no class on March 28 (Spring Break).  
 
The entire session runs for 5 weeks. Sign up for all 5 weeks for $65 ($13/class) or drop in for $17/class. Note that the classes must be used up during the current session. 
 
There is an adult class offered simultaneously in the next studio!
Preschooler Yoga Series (drop off ages 3 - 5) with Jo Ann Kester Next held on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue May 3, 2016 - Tue May 31, 2016
This preschooler yoga class is a playful and supportive environment. We will play yoga games, participate in yoga stories, and sing songs that pair with the postures we will learn. This fun and creative yoga class will also help to build strength, increase focus, and improve coordination. This class is appropriate for most children ages 3-5.

This class is for kids only. The children will practice without their adult caregiver. If you have questions about the class or would like to attend class with your child please email joannblueheron@gmail.com.

 

Appreciation Week Yoga Nidra Workshop - $15 with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, May 13, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
In our over-stimulated world, many of us live chronically exhausted. Yoga Nidra is a systematic way to obtain complete relaxation that rejuvenates and restores body, mind and spirit. Using guided imagery, body scanning and breath work, students are led into a deep physical relaxation, allowing the mind to release tension and stress. It leaves you feeling completely relaxed and rested and at peace with a more positive outlook than before.

"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.

No experience necessary. Cost: $15

May Wellness Fair with Various Teachers Sun, May 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Treat yourself to more of what Blue Heron Wellness has to offer. This special program will include a yoga class, chair massage, mini-reflexology, and more! You can sign up for optional flash exfoliation ($20 extra) and acupuncture ($10 extra). The session will end with a guided mediation. Special appreciation week price of $30. Please call 301-754-3730 to set up an optional add on.
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, May 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

Kids Play Yoga Series (Kids Yoga for ages 5-8) with Alleah Clarke Next held on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Apr 27, 2016 - Wed May 25, 2016
This kids yoga class is a playful and supportive environment. We will play yoga games, do art, and learn yoga poses. This fun and creative yoga class will also help to build strength, increase flexibility, improve coordination and also give kids a sense of community. Kids ages 5-8 are welcome to attend.

* There is an adult yoga class offered simultaneously in the next studio!

Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, May 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
In our over-stimulated world, many of us live chronically exhausted. Yoga Nidra is a systematic way to obtain complete relaxation that rejuvenates and restores body, mind and spirit. Using guided imagery, body scanning and breath work, students are led into a deep physical relaxation, allowing the mind to release tension and stress. It leaves you feeling completely relaxed and rested and at peace with a more positive outlook than before.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
No experience necessary. Cost: $20
 
Awakening Courage and Creativity: Playing with Yoga and Art with Tanory Ateek Sat, May 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ever miss that playful, creative side of you that somehow gets lost in the responsibilities of life? In this workshop, we will tap into the creative, courageous, intuitive part of our consciousness through movement, music and process art. NO yoga or art experience is necessary to enjoy the process of creating and playing on our mats and on the canvas. We will begin with a combination of mixed level flowing yoga, meditation and visualization exercises. Then we will move to canvasses and build a personalized, abstract (that means anything goes!) work of art using different types of materials including markers, pastels, paper cut outs, and paint. Materials are included in the cost, and everyone will leave with an original creation and hopefully, some new insights into their own creativity.
 
Come alone or bring a friend!
 
Tanory Ateek teaches yoga, dance, music and mindfulness, and is a nonprofessional visual artist who loves to work with others to explore their creative edge and act with greater courage in all areas of life.
 
$35 Early Bird! Register before May 21
$40 after May 21
The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Yin Yoga practice offers you the opportunity to explore effortlessness while rejuvenating the connective tissue of the major joints of the body. The Yin approach encourages true physical health and sound emotional well being through longer held poses with relaxed musculature. As we move into this slow and deep practice our focus will be on connecting to the ‘Inner Teacher’ who resides in that place of nurturing stillness within all of us, setting the stage for meditation and contemplative practices.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of yogis. Pre-registration recommended. $20 per session.
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

The Origins of Yoga and How This Relates to Your Modern Life with Claudia Neuman Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ever wonder why or how Yoga came about? Why was it important in the ancient world and why is it so important in our world today? This background will help yogis of today to answer our own questions: How does your yoga practice affect your life? How do you know if you are making progress in yoga? Why does doing a yoga pose change your life?

In this workshop you will find a deeper understanding of the ancient texts, such as the Vedas, Upanishads, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Bhagavad Gita. You will also learn the historic evolution of Tantra and how this affected yogic philosophy today.

Claudia will include lecture, a yoga asana practice, pranayama, and meditation. This workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in going deeper into the practice of yoga.

200-hour yoga teachers can receive Continuing Education hours for this workshop.

Claudia has a deep and broad experience with yoga. She began studying in 1985 and has trained with many leaders of the yoga movement in the US including Eric Shiffman, Pattabhi Jois, John Friend, Moses Brown, Desiree Rumbaugh and more. She is E-RYT -500 certified.

Cost: $55 

Save 15% if you sign up before May 20th!

Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
In our over-stimulated world, many of us live chronically exhausted. Yoga Nidra is a systematic way to obtain complete relaxation that rejuvenates and restores body, mind and spirit. Using guided imagery, body scanning and breath work, students are led into a deep physical relaxation, allowing the mind to release tension and stress. It leaves you feeling completely relaxed and rested and at peace with a more positive outlook than before.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
No experience necessary. Cost: $20
 
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
In our over-stimulated world, many of us live chronically exhausted. Yoga Nidra is a systematic way to obtain complete relaxation that rejuvenates and restores body, mind and spirit. Using guided imagery, body scanning and breath work, students are led into a deep physical relaxation, allowing the mind to release tension and stress. It leaves you feeling completely relaxed and rested and at peace with a more positive outlook than before.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
No experience necessary. Cost: $20
 
Yin and Yang Yoga with Aromatherapy Workshop with Sierra Carlson Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our journey through life requires both strength and repose. This workshop offers both dynamic movement as well as restorative poses. Half of the time will be spent flowing through a gentle vinyasa designed to energize and strengthen. The other half will be spent on the mat taking long, meditative holds in restorative postures designed to clear the mind and target deep muscle relaxation. All the while, enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy. We will explore the dynamic of effort and ease, one of the fundamental principles of yoga. This workshop is open to all levels and includes asana, pranayama, meditation, and aromatherapy.
Cost: $25
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25

 

Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
In our over-stimulated world, many of us live chronically exhausted. Yoga Nidra is a systematic way to obtain complete relaxation that rejuvenates and restores body, mind and spirit. Using guided imagery, body scanning and breath work, students are led into a deep physical relaxation, allowing the mind to release tension and stress. It leaves you feeling completely relaxed and rested and at peace with a more positive outlook than before.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
No experience necessary. Cost: $20
 
Friday Night Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shira Oz-Sinai Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
In our over-stimulated world, many of us live chronically exhausted. Yoga Nidra is a systematic way to obtain complete relaxation that rejuvenates and restores body, mind and spirit. Using guided imagery, body scanning and breath work, students are led into a deep physical relaxation, allowing the mind to release tension and stress. It leaves you feeling completely relaxed and rested and at peace with a more positive outlook than before.
 
"Love, love Shira for yoga nidra. She has the right pacing, words, tone to help you get to the place of total relaxation, the likes of I never knew before!" - Blue Heron client.
 
No experience necessary. Cost: $20
 
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
We will engage in Qigong instruction and practice, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation with singing bowls and meditative chanting. The Qigong practice flows naturally into deep relaxation and this establishes the conditions for meditation to be most effective by slowing down and opening the body, mind and spirit for nurturing and healing.

Qigong instruction draws from ancient traditional Chinese health practices, its relationship to acupuncture, and to Indian yogic practices. We will explore how our energy/prana/chi flows through our bodies, how it becomes blocked, how we can remove blocks and move toward optimum health. Qigong practice is done using slow movements coordinated with the breath.

Following Qigong practice, you will be guided into deep relaxation. From this relaxed physical and mental state we will move into a period of guided meditation maintaining mindfulness of our energy as it flows through our entire being enhancing mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity and well being. We will close with a healing meditation.

All Levels Welcome. Cost: $25