• Meditation: The Crossroads of Science and Spirituality
    with Mary Richardson
    Available Packages:
    $140.00Meditation: The Crossroads of Science and Spirituality (2022-01-05 | 2022-01-26)

    Overview

    • The purpose and origin of meditation practices 
    • Understand the latest research and nueroplasticity 
    • Explore various meditation practices and techniques 
    • The benefits of Meditation as a spiritual and/or mindfulness practice 

    For Teachers

    • Understand and practice skills necessary for effectiviely lead meditation

     

  • Vision Boards for 2022 (IN-PERSON)
    with Lisa Feder
    Available Packages:
    $40.00One-Day Workshop (2022-01-22)

    2022 is here and many of us are still reeling from the events of the past 20 months. While we acknowledge that we may not be where we thought we would be this year, we still have the power to chart how we approach the new year.

    So, how do you “see” yourself heading into the new year? It is often said that hindsight is 20/20; however, with some mindful practices and intention-setting, you can have 20/20 foresight—that is, clarity and a great vision for the year ahead.

    Join Lisa Feder, for an afternoon of practice and possibility. Practicing in a quiet way can set the stage and help us move forward to develop resilience, clarity, and strength for a fun and fulfilling year. After our practice, we will break out the poster boards, glue sticks, and magazines, and each of us will create a vision board for 2022. A vision board is your own visual representation of what is important to you as you move forward. There is no experience required, and no way to do it wrong!

    We will use the iRest Yoga Nidra format to set up our activity. iRest Yoga Nidra is an accessible and healing form of guided meditation, relaxation, and inquiry. iRest supports the regulation of the nervous system, and clarity of body, mind, and heat. It helps us cultivate resilience for life.

    You can join us in person or online. If you are coming to the studio, all materials will be provided, just bring your mat and any specific materials you know you want to include on your board. If you are joining online, please have a poster board, scissors, glue stick, and magazines or any other images you would like to have to create your board.

  • Vision Boards for 2022 (ONLINE)
    with Lisa Feder
    Available Packages:
    $30.00One-Day Workshop (2022-01-22)

    2022 is here and many of us are still reeling from the events of the past 20 months. While we acknowledge that we may not be where we thought we would be this year, we still have the power to chart how we approach the new year.

    So, how do you “see” yourself heading into the new year? It is often said that hindsight is 20/20; however, with some mindful practices and intention-setting, you can have 20/20 foresight—that is, clarity and a great vision for the year ahead.

    Join Lisa Feder, for an afternoon of practice and possibility. Practicing in a quiet way can set the stage and help us move forward to develop resilience, clarity, and strength for a fun and fulfilling year. After our practice, we will break out the poster boards, glue sticks, and magazines, and each of us will create a vision board for 2022. A vision board is your own visual representation of what is important to you as you move forward. There is no experience required, and no way to do it wrong!

    We will use the iRest Yoga Nidra format to set up our activity. iRest Yoga Nidra is an accessible and healing form of guided meditation, relaxation, and inquiry. iRest supports the regulation of the nervous system, and clarity of body, mind, and heat. It helps us cultivate resilience for life.

    You can join us in person or online. If you are coming to the studio, all materials will be provided, just bring your mat and any specific materials you know you want to include on your board. If you are joining online, please have a poster board, scissors, glue stick, and magazines or any other images you would like to have to create your board.

  • Yin & Soundbath Experience (IN-PERSON)
    with Kelly Bach
    Available Packages:
    $35.00One-Day Workshop (2022-01-22)

    Join Kelly for an evening of relaxation and restoration as we dive deep into the healing practices of yin and sound. The winter season is a time of rest, hibernation, and reflection, and the yin practice provides us the perfect space to quiet the mind to allow the wisdom of the body and the higher self to be heard. Come nourish your body with yin postures that calm the mind and revitalize your energy, and then melt into the cosmic bliss being as you are washed in a healing bath of sound.

  • Yin and Soundbath Experience (ONLINE)
    with Kelly Bach
    Available Packages:
    $35.00One-Day Workshop (2022-01-22)

    Join Kelly for an evening of relaxation and restoration as we dive deep into the healing practices of yin and sound. The winter season is a time of rest, hibernation, and reflection, and the yin practice provides us the perfect space to quiet the mind to allow the wisdom of the body and the higher self to be heard. Come nourish your body with yin postures that calm the mind and revitalize your energy, and then melt into the cosmic bliss being as you are washed in a healing bath of sound.

  • The Art of Setting a Lasting Intention (ONLINE)
    Available Packages:
    $35.00One-Day Workshop (2022-01-29)

    In this workshop, we will learn how to set Intentions and how to use Affirmations and Gratitude to set a path for the New Year. Learn how to use fire to “burn” off old habits and set intentions for the New Year. Fire lives within each of us, learn to harness that fire through breath, asana and a “fire ceremony” and a guided meditation and a sound bath to end class. Some journaling will be required. Appropriate for all ages.

  • The Art of Setting a Lasting Intention (IN-PERSON)
    with Substitute Teacher
    Available Packages:
    $35.00One-Day Workshop (2022-01-29)

    In this workshop, we will learn how to set Intentions and how to use Affirmations and Gratitude to set a path for the New Year. Learn how to use fire to “burn” off old habits and set intentions for the New Year. Fire lives within each of us, learn to harness that fire through breath, asana and a “fire ceremony” and a guided meditation and a sound bath to end class. Some journaling will be required. Appropriate for all ages.

  • Satya Book Club: Real Love
    with Katie McBrearty-Shields
    Available Packages:
    $0.00Satya Book Club: Real Love (2022-02-03 | 2022-02-24)

    Real Love is written by Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness, meditation. In this book Sharon teaches us to let go of negative layers of negative habits and teaches us to live in authentic love.

  • Anatomy through a Yogic Lens
    Available Packages:
    $700.00Anatomy through a Yogic Lens (2022-02-05 | 2022-03-20)

    IN-PERSON and ONLINE option via Zoom

    Weekends 12 - 5pm : Feb 5/6, 19/20, March 6 and 19/20

    Mondays 6:30 - 8:30pm (online only) Feb 14th, 21th, 28nd, March 7st and 14th

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Using key musculoskeletal elements to optimize the practice of yoga and prevent injuries

    • Understanding stress response through the connection between the nervous and endocrine systems, and how yoga can help

    • Engaging complementary western and yogic anatomical systems and how both lead to elevated teaching

    • Students will understand and discuss western physiological systems and complementary yogic systems

    • Students will understand and discuss key muscle groups and related joints as they pertain to practicing and teaching yoga

    • Students will discuss the connection between the anatomy and function of key muscle groups and related joints and preventing injuries in a yoga class

    • Students will understand and discuss the connection between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the stress response 

    • Students will discuss how the practice of yoga can influence the physiological effects of the stress response

     

    CURRICULUM OUTLINE

    The Musculoskeletal System (15 hours)

    • Review of basic anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal (MS) system (1 hour)

    • Deep dive in anatomy of joints and joint health as it relates to the practice of yoga (3 hours)

    • Deep dive into specific muscles and muscle groups relevant to the practice the yoga (5 hours)

    • Connection between the MS system and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (nadis and vayus) (2 hours)

    • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – injury prevention and safe tactile and verbal cueing for yoga teachers (4 hours)

     

    The Nervous and Endocrine Systems (10 hours)

    • Review of basic anatomy and function of the nervous system (NS) (1 hour)

    • Deep dive into the functions of the brain as it relates to the practice of yoga (2 hours)

    • Introduction to the endocrine system and the relationship between the NS and the endocrine system (1 hours)

    • Introduction to the major anatomical players in the stress response (2 hours)

    • Connection between the NS and endocrine systems and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (chakras, vayus, nadis) (2 hours)

    • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – yoga practices for a healthy brain and calm nervous system (2 hours)

     

    The Cardiorespiratory System (5 hours)

    • Thorough review of basic anatomy and function of the cardiorespiratory system (2 hour)

    • Deeper dive into the respiratory system as it relates to the practice of yoga, specifically pranayama, vinyasa krama, and the bandhas (2 hours)

    • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – focused on pranayama, vinyasa krama, and the bandhas (1 hours)

     

    The Digestive System (5 hours)

    • Review of basic anatomy and function of the digestive system (1 hour)

    • Deeper dive into the digestive system as it related to the practice of yoga, specifically the bandhas, twists, relaxation techniques, and meditation. (2 hours)

    • Connection between the digestive system and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (chakras, vayus) (1 hour)

    • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice – focused on pranayama, vinyasa krama, and the bandhas (1 hours)

     

    Stress Response (15 hours)

    • Review of the major anatomical players in stress response (1 hour)

    • Deep dive into effects of stress response on the different systems of the body (4 hours)

    • Connection between effects of stress on body systems and the three bodies, the five koshas, and subtle body systems (chakras, vayus, nadis) (2 hours)

    • Polyvagal theory (3 hours)

    • The influence that yoga has on the effects of the stress response (2 hours)

    • Practical application through yoga practice and teaching practice –  yoga asana, pranayama, relaxation techniques, and meditations that address the effects of the stress response ( 3 hours)

  • Arm Balances: a Guided Journey (IN-PERSON)
    Available Packages:
    $35.00One-Day Workshop (2022-02-05)

    Join Karlie for this informative and supportive Arm Balancing Workshop. Whether you are brand new to these poses, beginning again or just like to play and explore - this will be a great fit. Come explore your practice and grab the keys to unlock technique to these poses.

  • Arm Balances: a Guided Journey (ONLINE)
    with Karlie Lemos
    Available Packages:
    $35.00One-Day Workshop (2022-02-05)

    Join Karlie for this informative and supportive Arm Balancing Workshop. Whether you are brand new to these poses, beginning again or just like to play and explore - this will be a great fit. Come explore your practice and grab the keys to unlock technique to these poses.

  • Accessible and Therapeutic Yoga
    with Emily Smith
    Available Packages:
    $700.00Accessible and Therapeutic Yoga (2022-05-27 | 2022-07-10)

    CURRICULUM OUTLINE

    Foundations of Accessible Yoga (3.5 hours)

    • Anatomy trains and functional movement principles (1 hour)

    • Planes and levels: surface, force, and relationships to gravity (1 hour)

    • Vinyasa Krama: progression and regression (.5 hours)

    • How to conduct an initial assessment/intake (1 hour)

     

    Accessible Asana Clinics (10 hours)

    Exploration of key postures in different expressions/planes/relationships to gravity to meet levels of accessibility 

     

    Functional Practices (17.5 hours total)

    (Approx. 1.5 hour lecture/discussion on anatomy, contraindications, and movement principles; 2 hours of application/practice teaching) 

    • Yoga for Back Pain (Anatomy of the Spine + common injury)-e.g. stenosis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, disc herniation

    • Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders (anatomy of the shoulder girdle and neck)

    • Yoga for Stress Management (nervous system review and pendiculation)

    • Yoga for Digestive Health (anatomical focus on issues of intestinal motility and GERD)

    • Yoga for Pelvic Health (SI joint stability, diaphragmatic anatomy and energy) 

     

    Teaching Methods for Body-Diverse Populations (15 hours)

    Overview: Define body diversity, use people-first language, discuss how identity is embodied, learn teaching methods for mixed populations in a public class (about 1 hour discussion of special considerations each, 2 hours of practice and application)

    • People in the second half of life (Active Seniors, Elders)

    • People using chairs or beds as part of their practice (People in wheelchairs, on bedrest, or in palliative care)

    • People with hypermobility, including perinatal bodies (overview)

    • People with chronic pain (including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and MS)

    • People with bigger bodies (overview)

     

    Teaching Methods for Specialized Populations – Guest Speakers (4 hours)

    Bring in people individually or panel-style to discuss their experience teaching yoga to one or more of these populations:

    • Veterans

    • People with mobility impairments/folks in wheelchairs

    • Cancer survivors (can be more specific to breast cancer, testicular cancer, lymphatic or ovarian cancer)

    • LGBTQA+ folks

    • BIPOC populations

    • People in prison

    • Sexual assault survivors

    • People in recovery for addiction

  • Holding Space and Fostering Community
    with Sheila Singh
    Available Packages:
    $210.00Holding Space and Fostering Community (2022-08-18 | 2022-08-28)

    In this training, we will explore what it means to hold space for healing and to foster community. Both are intimately tied, as trusted communities can support healing, and this in turn strengthens the circle of community itself. A healing space welcomes people to show up as they are, where they are met and held with compassion, and without agenda. As a facilitator, we can learn how to hold the container for individuals to approach the edge of both comfort and discomfort, as they are ready, where often growth or some shift awaits them on the other side. No matter to whom or what you are teaching, this module will help you become aware of the energetic movements happening within a group, and how to hold your offering with skill, care and ongoing self-inquiry. Our time will be a combination of conversation, reflection, meditation and journaling.

    Thursdays, August 18th and 25th 6:30 - 8:30pm

    Sundays, August 21st and 28th 1 - 6pm

     

  • Living Yogic Philosophy
    with Steven Ross
    Available Packages:
    $210.00Living Yogic Philosophy (2022-09-07 | 2022-09-17)

    CURRICULUM OUTLINE​

    Awareness, Understanding and Methodology (5 hours, weekend 2)

    • Yoga for the Gunas

    • Doshic considerations for Yoga

    • Recap of astral body and chakra system

    • Practices of mantras, chakra meditations, mahabhutas

    • Ayurvedic meditation

    • Q&A – essay assignment

    The Yogic Path towards Liberation

    • Deepening knowledge of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs

    • Integration of Ayurvedic principles with Eight Limbs

    • Karmic and Dharmic implications

    • Yogic Assessment practicum.

    Wednesday, September 7th and 14th, 6:30 - 8pm

    Saturday, September 10th and 17th, 12 - 5:30pm