Root. Grow. Bloom. A Prenatal Movement Series
with Jackie Gallo, pre-natal Yoga teacher, Barre TEACHER and Mama
Saturdays | January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, and April 20th | 1:00pm-2:15pm | $70 for all 4 sessions | $20 drop-in
How do you fill the space between the moment you discover you're expecting and the arrival of your little one almost 10 months later? Childbirth Education classes typically do not meet until well into the third trimester, leaving you without a guide for much of this transformational journey. Guided movement can be the perfect way to explore the changing landscape of your body, and life.
Root. Grow. Bloom. is more then a prenatal yoga class. Jackie has thoughtfully designed the series to support you during this period of growth and change pulling from all areas of her training. Each class will combine elements of asana or yoga postures appropriate for pregnancy, movements for strengthening based in barre, breathwork, restorative yoga, and perinatal education. A strong focus will be placed on the pelvic floor and core throughout the series.
Rooted in the belief that pregnancy is a time of incredible strength, an opportunity for growth and a chance to bloom.
This series is offered in partnership with Birth Roots.
Birth Roots offers non-clinical, community-based education and support throughout pregnancy and the early years of parenting. Their programs and events build community, encourage parental confidence, address social, emotional and non-clinical needs and promote our philosophy of “Community Supported Parenting” that recognizes there is no one right way to give birth or parent. We support parents in finding solutions that work for their unique family and child.
PRAANA: the Power of Breath, a Kundalini Yoga 11 week Series
with SATPAL KAUR
TWO SERIES OFFERED
Morning Sessions | Tuesdays, 9am-10:30am | February 12th - April 23rd
Evening Sessions | Wednesdays, 6:45pm-8:15pm | February 6th - April 17th
$185 for each 11 session series | no refund for missed classes
There is no faster way to change how you are feeling (physically, mentally, or emotionally) than through the breath. It is the only automatic function in the body that we can consciously choose to change. By altering the breath we can shift our experience, gain more energy, and feel more connected.
Praana is life force energy. Praana is the spirit of life within us and around us. Yogi Bhajan states, “Your brain controls thirty trillion living cells perfectly and replaces them every seventy-two hours by the sensory ions of the planet Earth. And that sensory ion is called praana, which is carried by the air, called pawan. That’s your basis. You can live with food or without food. You can live with or without emotion. You can live without everything else but you cannot live without the praana.”
Join Satpal Kaur (a.k.a. Sonya Theriault, LCSW) for this 11 week series dedicated to the study of Praana through the ancient and powerfully transformative technologies of Kundalini Yoga. An optional home practice with guidance from Satpal will be provided. All classes are offered online so if you miss a class, you can practice via video as your schedule permits.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga helps to develop flexibility, tone muscles and strengthen the nervous, glandular, and immune systems. It helps to increase mental energy and give you a deep inner calm, strength, and grace. This ancient system draws upon a vast body of teachings brought to the U.S. by Yogi Bhajan. Each class includes all elements of the ancient teachings of yoga: Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mantra (sound), Mudra (hand positions), and Meditation. These aspects are combined into series of exercises called Kriyas. Some Kriyas are dynamic and energetic, others are slow and meditative.
Satpal Kaur (Sonya Theriault, LCSW), certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor by KRI (2005), has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She discovered Kundalini Yoga at a small studio in Kalispell, MT in 2004 and immediately fell in love with its powerful ability to facilitate transformation. She is the mother of two beautiful beings, a therapist, and energy work practitioner. Sonya works hard to maintain a daily yoga practice and encourages her students to do the same. Through daily practice, we can meet whatever life has to offer in the moment with grace, flexibility, and awareness. Sonya also has training in trauma sensitivity and body positive yoga.
Mindful Mama: 4 Week Postnatal Wellness Series
with Holly Martzial, Yoga + Barre Instructor and Mama
Sundays, 2pm-3:15pm | March 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th | $90 for all 4 sessions
Week One: Fill Up Your Cup
Meet the group and share your story (if you choose, or just listen!). Group conversation will be followed
by a 45-minute restorative yoga class.
Week Two: Re-Connect with Your Center
This week’s focus is on the pelvis. We will discuss our postpartum pelvis and core, followed by a barre class focusing on connecting to- and strengthening our pelvis and core safely.
Week Three: Open Up
This week’s focus is on the chest, shoulders and upper back. We will look at the effects that holding a
baby and breastfeeding have on our upper bodies, followed by a yoga class focusing on chest opening
and upper back strength.
Week Four: It Takes a Village
This week’s focus is on building our community. We will offer one another some hands-on nurturing
through gentle partner work, then we will circle up to meet with experts in the area who focus on
postpartum women’s health. This is sure to be a lively discussion and a great opportunity to solidify our
connections with one another to carry on after the series concludes.