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FREE TEEN YOGA CLASS

WITH DANIELLE GISMONDI

Saturday | January 26th | 1:00pm-2:00pm | Free

Are you looking for a space to quiet your body and mind?  Are you ready to unload any stress or tension in a safe space?  Join Danielle for yoga designed specifically for ages 13-16.  Here, we'll only go as far as you want.  Strengthen your body, and learn about how to care for yourself.  All levels and abilities welcome to join!  Options offered for essential oil use, breathing techniques and self-massage, finishing with a closing visualization.  Feel free to email danielle.a.gismondi@gmail.com with any questions or inquiries.

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AYURVEDA 101

WITH KELLY RICH

Saturday | February 9th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | $35

Take your yoga to the next level and immerse yourself into an afternoon of diving into the doshas, circadian rhythms, self care practices, seasonal eating, signs of imbalances and ways to promote healing. You’ll learn the basics of Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, and leave with a deep layer of empowerment to take charge of your own health and wellness. This will be mostly lecture with time for Q&A, gentle movement and a cozy savasana.  

Kelly Rich holds a B.S. in Health Science + Holistic Health, is a Reiki Master, tarot reader, intuitive, Kripalu Registered Yoga Teacher, Kripalu Ayurvedic Health Counselor, meditation + spiritual guide, writer + speaker, retreat and workshop leader, and operator of Kelly Rich Yoga + Glow and Grow. She loves planning joyful events, sharing her heart through teaching, writing and story telling. Kelly is currently studying towards a 500-hr Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Certification.

 

GENTLE IS THE NEW ADVANCED and

MAKING VINYASA YOGA SAFE

WITH J. BROWN

J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and podcaster. He is at the forefront of a quiet yoga revolution, based in healing, that seeks to change the dialogue and direction of yoga practice in the west. His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. His podcast is internationally renowned for raising the level of conversation. 

Gentle is the New Advanced 

Saturday | February 23rd | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | $45 or $50 day-of

Imagine yoga before it was transformed in its journey to the West. Imagine a personalized, breath-centered practice, passed down from individual teacher to student. A Yoga for the well being of the whole person; something that would provide a vehicle for learning to truly take care of ourselves and ease the pains of life.

Yoga changed when it came to the West. New styles and brands of yoga have developed which meet the desires and expectations of the western audience. Focusing on the outer, physical achievements, and perhaps losing something in the creation of a standardized, scaled and franchised approach to yoga. But the older traditions have also continued, and J. Brown is at the forefront of a wonderful resurgence of this ‘old-school’ yoga.

This is J’s signature offering that he has given to thousands of teachers and students around the world. At once both a revolution and a return to the ancient roots of yoga. In this gentle, therapeutic, breath-centered approach, we are making the body strong and flexible — but we go about it in a way that also encourages useful patterns of thought and behavior.

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS

Making Vinyasa Yoga Safe

Sunday | February 24th | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | $45 or $50 day-of

For teachers and interested students at all levels. 

Learn how to apply the core principles of a therapeutic yoga to a conventional vinyasa class. By establishing basic safety protocols, you can prevent injuries and get the maximum benefit from your yoga practice.

In this workshop, we explore:

- Methods for incorporating therapeutic orientation into group classes

- The role that breath plays in supporting the body

- The effects of different sequencing and pacing in group flow classes

- Techniques for teaching diverse populations and multilevel students

- The teacher/student relationship.

Whether you’re a beginner interested in starting a safe yoga practice, a more experienced practitioner with injuries, or a teacher wanting to ensure safe and favorable outcomes for your students, this program is designed to help you do away with unintended consequences and nurture your yoga practice as a genuine form of self care. 

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS

 
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CHAKRA RESTORATIVE YOGA & REIKI BY CANDLELIGHT

WITH KELLY RICH

Saturday | March 2nd | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | $35

Join Kelly Rich for a cozy, candle lit evening of restorative yoga and Reiki hands-on healing* for assisting in soothing and activating the parasympathetic nervous system, alleviating the effects of the stress response.  There will be an emphasis on the chakra system, expect energetic and physical awareness through each posture and guided meditation. 

 You will practice grounded postures using supportive props (blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps) to enter deep relaxation and release tension, stress and anxiety. This skillfully guided sequence will encourage you to let go of muscular effort to enter a place of complete trust to ground your energy, and activate the body’s self-healing mechanism. Please wear comfortable clothing; no experience necessary. 

 There will be multiple Reiki practitioners present*

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that can boost the relaxation response, ease tension and stress, and support physical, mental and emotional well-being.

 

THE BANDED BASICS and RAVELING AND UNRAVELING YOUR HIPS & TWISTS

WITH GIULIA PLINE

Tensegrity refers to the expansive space we create in our own bodies to optimize movement, joint and muscle health. Tensegrity creates ease and light in yoga asana and in life.  Expanding in all directions during movement is how we achieve tensegrity. 

Using therabands in a variety of yoga postures and corrective exercises, you will learn how to achieve maximum tensegrity, expansion, and stability through mobility.

Therabands provide excellent tactile external feedback and resistance for the body and muscles to push and pull against, which sends valuable learning signals to the brain to grow from. The bands give us boundaries and help us to strengthen in our end ranges. We activate more passive tissues and connect the dots of our own web. The therabands mimic what is happening inside the body: the interrelationships between the bones that float inside the soft tissue and are held by the muscles and fascia.

In these workshops, you will learn how to use and move your body differently and more efficiently IMMEDIATELY. 

  • Each class will start with a brief explanation of the concepts we will explore through practice.  We will start slow, and build upon a foundation of optimal movement patterns and awareness.  

  • Expect to wear therabands for all poses in the movement sequences and connect with your body somatically to harness control of your movements and learn about your limits. 

  • We will use the bands as accommodating lines of resistance against which to generate force for creating tensile strength and stability with mobility. 

The Banded Basics 

Saturday | March 30th | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | $45 or $50 day-of

Learn the basics of controlled mobility. How to control your end range, create stability in all poses and movements, and develop tension within your body using your own deep stability system.  There will be isolated core work, exploration and execution of “basic” yoga postures that are practiced in almost every vinyasa or hatha style yoga class (ex. tadasana, down dog, plank), and emphasis on stacking the body/bones for optimal function and efficiency in movement and breathing. Using the therabands as props for our poses, we will shed awareness and light to the areas in which we are underworking or disconnected to using the reference point of the bands for our own tensegrity.

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS

Raveling and Unraveling Your Hips & Twists 

Sunday | March 31st | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | $45 or $50 day-of

Many of us have or may experience lower back, sacral, or hip joint pain during the course of our lives or in and with our movement practices. In the yoga practice with all of our forward bending, lunging, twisting, and “hip opening”, the risk of something running awry with how we are practicing and causing pain in these areas is quite common. This class will help you understand how to find YOUR neutral pelvis and femur (or thigh bone) centered within its socket and how to strengthen the areas around the hip joint to create more stability with mobility around the pelvis. We will dive into discussions of allowing the pelvis to twist or not in twisting postures, and the benefits of both. Using the bands, we will access our super-important hip joint rotator cuff, core twisting muscles, and powerful glutes. These concepts allow optimal stability and control through the vast ranges of motion that can occur within the hip and pelvis. 

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS

 

EMBODY YOUR SOUL: A Workshop for Feeling, Healing & Transformation

WITH LAUREN STRAIT

Saturday | April 6th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | $45

Please join seasoned teacher, Lauren Strait, for a 3 hour workshop blending sacred movement, conscious conversation, intention and prayer as the vehicles for embodiment. This time together is designed to help you get present. Lauren will invite you to cultivate curiosity about your distractions, narratives and patterns, to notice how you’re showing up for yourself as life unfolds and to release resistance to your limitless Self. This is a workshop of awakening and connection.

Lauren Strait has been studying and teaching the practices of Yoga since 2010. As a teacher she works to facilitate an experience where students are so embodied, present and awake that they transcend their self-imposed limitations and experience their Soul. It’s crucial for her to create a safe and sacred container so students can dive deep within themselves to discover and uncover what lies within their bodies, beneath their feelings and gain access to the wisdom of their hearts.

 

FREE BARRE FOR HEALTHY AGING CLASS

WITH JENNIFER GELFAND

Saturday | April 27th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | FREE

PleDid you know Barre can help you enhance your health and quality of life as you age? Whether you are looking to improve your general strength and flexibility, increase your balance to reduce your fall risk, are recovering from an injury or looking to begin a regular group exercise practice but not sure where to start, this class is for you!

Join Jenn Gelfand, PT, DPT, RYT for a FREE Barre for Healthy Aging class. This class will focus on promoting mindful alignment and functional movement as well as explore connection of breath and activation of the deep core in order to provide a foundation for a sustainable life long practice. This class is also appropriate for the seasoned barre practitioner interested in deepening their practice with an emphasis on functional movement patterns and injury prevention. Open to ALL ages as we are ALL aging.

Class will be 1 hour long and we will hold a quick feedback session after which you are more than welcomed to stay or not!

Jennifer Gelfand, DPT, CYT  is a yoga and barre instructor as well as a physical therapist with expertise in injury prevention and rehabilitation and a specialty in pelvic floor and women’s health.

 

THE JOY OF YOGA & THE ART OF LIVING

WITH ALIE McNAMUS


Coming Home to You 

Friday | May 3rd | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | $50

Unwind from the rigors of daily life with restorative and gentle yoga, essential breath work, and meditation. This asana practice is designed to draw you effortlessly into a deep relaxation, so you can experience your natural state of peace. Become your own best friend by being present with yourself, the sensations throughout your body, and the feeling of being totally supported. Enjoy the feeling of you and exercise loving-kindness and indiscriminate curiosity. You will also learn basic meditation and simple breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and increase clarity and calm. Rediscover your body as your home and your most comfortable place to be.

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS

Yoga for Increased Energy

Saturday | May 4th | 9:45am - 12:15pm | $55

Start your day with a yoga practice designed to increase energy and focus in your body and mind. Through an intelligent and thoughtful sequence, you’ll develop the skills necessary to experience joy and happiness in balancing postures, backbending and inversions. Watch your clarity and energy increase as you explore essential alignment, breathing techniques and customized pose variations. Balance is not simply holding or fixing yourself in a static position but allowing your awareness to expand outward from your center, radiating throughout your whole body. Discover your balance between grounding and enlightening, doing and undoing, relaxing and energizing, and centering and expanding. Each posture has many variations, and may be modified for students of all levels. Feel empowered and trust yourself to do what is best for you and your body – always. Essential elements of this practice include careful preparation and sequencing, exploring the stages of each posture, as well as enjoying your breath. Backbending and inversions are so much fun, please join me!

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS


Refresh + Restore 

Saturday | May 4th | 5:00pm-7:00pm | $50

Take your restorative yoga practice to the next level by going deeper into a state of relaxation and calm. Many people think of relaxing as a few minutes of quiet or sleep, but it’s possible to use your yoga practice to help you experience a deeper sense of peace. Through a gentle asana practice, essential breath worth and meditation, you’ll bring balance to your nervous system allowing you to reach the most enjoyable aspects of a still yet present life. This session is designed to melt away anxieties and provide you with tools that you can use regularly to take care of yourself and help you live your best, most enjoyable life. Get good at slowing down and enjoy the ride.

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS

Create Comfort + Ease in Your Daily Life

Sunday | May 5th | 9:45am - 12:15pm | $55

Discover freedom and empowerment by consciously connecting with the ground, and opening your hips, pelvis, chest, and shoulders. Our bodies can accumulate tension and stress. Together we will bring awareness, tenderness, and an active curiosity to the hips, shoulders, and spine revealing a sense of spaciousness that is truly enlightening! Through the exploration of twisting, you will enjoy the inner fluidity of your spine and discover the deep release that comes with spinal twist. Be ready for innovative pose variations, the experience of spontaneous joy, and increased luminosity.

*10% OFFERED TO UNLIMITED MEMBERS

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