Blue Heron Wellness Yoga Workshops

WORKSHOPS

   

<< Jan 18 2017 - Jul 05 2017 >>

Yin Yoga Training: Joints, Fascia & Meridians - Part Two Yin Yoga utilizes muscularly relaxed poses on the floor that are held for several minutes in order to stimulate fascia, ligaments, and joint capsules. Through modest traction and compression, one trains the joint tissues and works against contracture that causes degeneration, pain, and decreased range of motion.

Part 2 - Sunday January 22nd and Saturday January 28thPart 2 of the training can be taken independently from Part 1. The first Yin Training weekend emphasized physical structure and comparative anatomy for modifications in Yin Yoga. This second part of the training will focus more on the theory and science of utilizing Yin Yoga to stimulate fascia as a form of self-acupressure/acu-tension along energetic lines based on 5 element meridian theory. The 12 major organs and their meridians will be explored alongside their physical and psychological associations. Participants will dive more deeply into how Yin Yoga is uniquely therapeutic for structural support, emotional release, and psychological well-being through the subtle stimulus of soft tissue.

Yoga Alliance certified teachers can receive a certificate on completion for twenty five (25) Continuing Education (CEU) hours.
Training cost: $275 for part two.

Yin Sundays with Machelle Lee Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Yin Training with Machelle Lee Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Jan 22, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

Winter Wellness | Boost Your Immune System with Kundalini Yoga with Kati Gimes Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This workshop serves the purpose of being an introduction to Kundalini Yoga boosting the immune system. Students will learn simple exercises that can be helpful during the dark days of Winter and tap into their body to improve their overall well being and health.
 
No experience with Kundalini Yoga is necessary.
 
 
$25 Early Registration 
$30 At the Door
 
 
QiGong, Deep Relaxation and Meditation with Peter Mosher Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 3:00 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: $20

 

The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, Feb 3, 2017 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.
Parents-to-Be Workshop with Maria Sakaria Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us on this journey of parenthood where you'll connect with your partner and baby, move and meditate and add tools to your toolbox of knowledge for pregnancy and childbirth. We will explore how to support each other with this hands-on workshop through various stretches, restorative poses along with breathing techniques to calm discomfort in the body and mind. This workshop is appropriate for expectant mothers at any stage of pregnancy and their partners or close family members that like to attend and want to learn how to support the mom.

Pregnancy can be filled with excitement and happiness, but it can also bring physical discomforts and anxiety regarding labor and delivery. Be empowered as you and your partner learn practical techniques for navigating your amazing, yet challenging, journey to parenthood!
 
You will learn:
- Yoga postures to help alleviate common discomforts like back and hip pain, leg cramps, and sciatica & more.
- Breathing and relaxation techniques to be used during pregnancy, labor, and life as parents
- Massage techniques to aid in pain relief throughout pregnancy and during various stages of labor and delivery
- Exercises to help with postpartum recovery including strengthening the elusive pelvic floor
 
No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Cost is $60 per couple for a two hour fun and creative workshop.
Valentine's Day Partner Yoga with Tara Lemerise Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 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
Loving Yourself: Valentines Restorative Practice with Stephanie Hurter Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
We love others best when we are actively practicing self-love. So, what better time to practice this act of self-love then during the holiday that elevates this most powerful of emotions! During this two hour restorative practice, come love your body. Using lots of props, we will create relaxing postures and remain in them for 5-10 minutes in order to allow the body to sink into a deep conscious rest. In this fast paced world of ours, constructive rest is critical to resetting our inner sense of self, finding peace, and lovingly nourishing our resilient bodies. This class will also use essential oils to help further increase our bodies abilities to release and reset. Come love your body through restorative yoga! $35
Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Feb 12, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

Friday Night Family PJ Yoga with Jill Grospierre Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come play yoga with your kids this Friday evening. Parents and kids will learn yoga poses, play yoga games, and connect with each other through parent child partner poses. It will be a lively, song filled class and will end with a story and relaxation.
 
Kids ages 4-10 welcome, plus 1 or both parents.

Cost: $25 per child 
Yoga Basics Workshop with Lisa Kiely Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 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. 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
Partners' Massage with Leslie Knee Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
 
Cost: $45 per couple 
 
Restore and Replenish: An Afternoon of Yin to Revive Your Energy with Stephanie Hurter Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
In traditional Chinese medicine, winter is the season of the kidney meridian — the meridian responsible for governing our bodies storehouse of energy. When the kidney meridian is depleted or overtaxed, it affects all other meridians and leads to feeling fatigued, worn out and overstretched, and also tends to feeds anxiety and fear. After the business of the holidays, this workshop will be focused on supporting and stimulating the kidney meridian to gently restore our bodies energetic supply. The class will move through a sequence of yin poses aimed at stimulating the kidney meridian and will also include ideas for other healing measures students can take to support themselves during this season. No prior experience necessary, all welcome. 
 
Cost $25
Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Feb 26, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, Mar 3, 2017 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.
Finding Peace in an Impatient World: An Afternoon of Yin and Acupuncture with Stephanie Hurter Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Do you feel like everyone around you is irritable and impatient? This time of year the kidney meridian can often become imbalanced leading to short fuses and quick tempers. Come join us for an afternoon of peaceful restoration beginning with a sequence of yin poses aimed at stimulating the kidney meridian and followed by a 20 minute acupuncture session to reset and restore the energy flows in your body. The acupuncture session will occur in the studio, where students will be placed into a restorative pose and then needles placed in the ears.
 
Cost $60
Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Mar 12, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

The Origins of Yoga and How This Relates to Your Modern Life with Claudia Neuman Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 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 series 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.

Our session in January will pay closer attention to the evolution of the Samkhya tradition, which measures the seen and unseen worlds, how consciousness becomes matter, the creating of the Gunas, The Doshas, The Subtle Doshas, The Tattvas and ultimately, relate this back to our modern times and understanding of yoga 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 

 

Rest, Reflect, Revive with Restorative Yoga with Tara Lemerise Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
As the spring equinox has ushered in more light and warmth, it's the perfect time to pause for a rest, a moment to reflect and to channel the reviving energies of the springtime.

Come for this workshop's unique circuit of restorative yoga poses, skillfully arranged before you arrive, where you can get the nourishing rest your body and soul needs.

 

All Levels Welcome

Cost: $30

Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Mar 26, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 6:45 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.
Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Apr 9, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, Apr 23, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

The Gift of Slowing Down: Yin Yoga for Total Rejuvenation Workshop - $20 with Claudia Neuman Fri, May 5, 2017 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.
Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, May 14, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.

 

Sunday Evening Meditation Workshop with Peter Mosher Sun, May 28, 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 with gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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.