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Pilates 4 Dance Intermediate
Aug 24, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Pilates 4 Dancers focuses on incorporating effective breath patterns, increasing pelvis stability, and strengthening postural muscles of the abdomen, upper & lower back, and legs through basic and intermediate Pilates mat exercises and use of small props. Improving core strength and building mind-body awareness are an effective preparation for ballet class that will enhance a dancer's strength, control, coordination, and balance. This class encouorages the dancer towards managing self care and supporting their more advanced vocabulary.

This class is part of the curriculum for Level 4 Students.

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 24, 2018
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
6:30 - 7:00pm
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Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018
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Days
Mon
Time
6:30 - 7:00pm
Date
Sep 24, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
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Days
Mon
Time
6:30 - 7:00pm
$3110.00
191 Sessions
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Level 4 Ballet
Sep 4, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Level 4, for students ages 11 and older, are pre-professional classes that deliver the highest level of artistic training while providing a positive and healthy training experience for students at all stages of physical, emotional, and technical development. Pilates 4 Dancers on Mondays, and FLX Class on Saturdays are required, and are included in tuition at this level. Class size is limited.

Placement interview/class will be required and can be arranged by contacting The Studio. Until classes are filled, students will be accepted and placed either based on their development and experience.

Annual Tuition $3110, or 10 monthly payments of $311. A discount of 5% will be applied to Annual Tuition Payments.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 4, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
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Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30pm
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Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
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Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
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Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
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Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
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Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
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Days
Thu
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
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Sep 21, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018
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Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
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Sep 24, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
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Mon
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
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Nov 2, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018
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Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
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Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
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Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
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Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018
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Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
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Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
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Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30pm
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Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
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Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
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Jan 11, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
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Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
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Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
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Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30pm
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Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
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Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
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Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
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Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
$1460.00
78 Sessions
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Level 2B Ballet
Sep 4, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Level 2, for ages 9 years and older, incorporates all of the previous vocabulary. Students will perform most of the barre work with one hand on the barre, working releve, echappe on demi pointe also at barre. Students will bring barre work into center practice increasing vocabulary with adagio, allegro and pirouettes.

Class size is limited. Classes for Level 1 and above require an audition or placement conversation. Levels 1 and up generally require 2 years to master.

Annual Tuition $1460, or 10 monthly payments of $146. A discount of 5% will be applied to Annual Tuition payments.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 4, 2018 - Jan 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Sep 21, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018
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Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Jan 11, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Feb 5, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
$860.00
41 Sessions
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Primary A/B/C Ballet
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 
Primary A/B/C, for ages 5-7 years, helps to develop posture awareness, understanding of spacial instructions. Students will perform movement to a defined musical phrase, and begin to dance musically and rhythmically. Basic positions of arms, legs and feet are introduced.
Students must attend all classes listed for their level. Class size is limited. Primary classes are open enrollment and no prior experience is necessary.
 
Annual Tuition $860 or 10 monthly payments of $86.
5% Discount will be applied to Annual Tuition payments made in FULL.
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:00 - 7:00pm
$860.00
38 Sessions
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Primary A/B/C Ballet
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 
Primary A/B/C, for ages 5-7 years, helps to develop posture awareness, understanding of spacial instructions. Students will perform movement to a defined musical phrase, and begin to dance musically and rhythmically. Basic positions of arms, legs and feet are introduced.
Students must attend all classes listed for their level. Class size is limited. Primary classes are open enrollment and no prior experience is necessary.
 
Annual Tuition $860 or 10 monthly payments of $86.
5% Discount will be applied to Annual Tuition payments made in FULL.
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 10:00am
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 10:00am
Date
Dec 22, 2018 - Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 10:00am
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 10:00am
$2090.00
157 Sessions
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Level 3 Ballet
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 
Level 3, for ages 10 and older, will focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers.
Pilates 4 Dancers on Thursdays, and FLX Class on Wednesdays are required, and are included in tuition at this level.
 
Placement interview/class will be required and can be arranged by contacting The Studio. Until classes are filled, students will be accepted and placed based on their development and experience.
 
Annual Tuition $2090, or 10 monthly payments of $209. A discount of 5% will be applied to Annual Tuition Payments.
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
8:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018
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Days
Mon
Time
6:30 - 8:00pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
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Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Sep 21, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018
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Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Sep 24, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
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Days
Mon
Time
8:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Sep 24, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
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Days
Mon
Time
6:30 - 8:00pm
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Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018
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Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Jan 11, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 8:30pm
$0.00
38 Sessions
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Pilates 4 Dance Adv/Equip/Props
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Pilates 4 Dancers focuses on incorporating effective breath patterns, increasing pelvis stability, and strengthening postural muscles of the abdomen, upper & lower back, and legs through Intermediate Pilates mat exercises, and the use of Pilates equipment and props. Continued Pilates study facilitates more advanced technique and continues the self care program for our dancers. This class is part of the curriculum for Level 5 Students.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 11:00am
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 11:00am
Date
Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 11:00am
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 11:00am
$0.00
41 Sessions
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FLX Class Beginner
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Adhering to the technical requirements and desired aesthetic for which elite level dancers and top athletes strive for, the FLXclass offers a researched training approach of flexibility conditioning techniques with methods of pilates, yoga and sports conditioning for optimal results in mobility and strength. Utilizing the elastic resistance and fully adjustable straps, the Flexistretcher® allows one to perform dance-specific or sport-specific movement patterns, concentrating on improvements in execution and mobility.

Flexistretcher flexibility and conditioning included for Level 3-5 dancers.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:00 - 7:00pm
$0.00
37 Sessions
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FLX Class Advanced
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Adhering to the technical requirements and desired aesthetic for which elite level dancers and top athletes strive for, the FLXclass offers a researched training approach of flexibility conditioning techniques with methods of pilates, yoga and sports conditioning for optimal results in mobility and strength. Utilizing the elastic resistance and fully adjustable straps, the Flexistretcher® allows one to perform dance-specific or sport-specific movement patterns, concentrating on improvements in execution and mobility.

Flexistretcher flexibility and conditioning included for Level 3-5 dancers.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:30pm
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:30pm
Date
Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:30pm
Date
Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:30pm
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:30pm
$0.00
41 Sessions
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Pilates 4 Dance Beginners
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Pilates 4 Dancers focuses on incorporating effective breath patterns, increasing pelvis stability, and strengthening postural muscles of the abdomen, upper & lower back, and legs through basic and intermediate Pilates mat exercises. Improving core strength and building mind-body awareness are an effective preparation for ballet class that will enhance a dancer's strength, control, coordination, and balance. This class is part of the curriculum for Level 3 Students.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
5:30 - 6:00pm
$3360.00
231 Sessions
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Level 5 Ballet
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Level 5, for students ages 12 and older, are advanced classes which continue to deliver the highest level of artistic training while providing a positive and healthy training experience for students at all stages of physical, emotional, and technical development. Pilates 4 Dancers on Saturdays, and FLX Class on Saturdays are required, and are included in tuition at this level. Class size is limited.

Placement interview/class will be required and can be arranged by contacting The Studio. Until classes are filled, students will be accepted and placed either based on their development and experience.

Annual Tuition $3360, or 10 monthly payments of $336. A discount of 5% will be applied to Annual Tuition Payments.

 

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30am
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Jan 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Sep 21, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Nov 2, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30am
Date
Dec 20, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30am
Date
Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
Date
Jan 11, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
Date
Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30am
Date
Feb 5, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30am
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:30pm
$1190.00
77 Sessions
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Level 1 Ballet
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Level 1, for ages 8 years and older, includes all of the previous vocabulary from Primary Levels; adding new positions of the feet, arms, basic body directions, arabesques, movement directions with an emphasis on correct alignment. Focus on turn-out and core strength with simple stretches to increase flexibility. Barre exercises are introduced. Class size is limited.

Annual Tuition is $1,190 or 10 monthly payments of $119. A discount of 5% will be applied to Annual Tuition Payment.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
7:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Oct 10, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
7:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
$1460.00
76 Sessions
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Level 2A Ballet
Sep 5, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Level 2, for ages 9 years and older, incorporates all of the previous vocabulary. Students will perform most of the barre work with one hand on the barre, working releve, echappe on demi pointe also at barre. Students will bring barre work into center practice increasing vocabulary with adagio, allegro and pirouettes.

Class size is limited. Classes for Level 1 and above require an audition or placement conversation. Levels 1 and up generally require 2 years to master.

Annual Tuition $1460, or 10 monthly payments of $146. A discount of 5% will be applied to Annual Tuition payments.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Sep 5, 2018 - Jan 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
Date
Nov 3, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Jan 12, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
Date
Feb 5, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
Date
Apr 20, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 1:45pm
$0.00
6 Sessions
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Eyes Free Yoga with Diana McCown
Jan 6, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019
 

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

Eyes Free Yoga is inspired by blind/visually impaired yogis and is a class where we will move mindfully and with intent, using all the senses less sight. We will focus on how we move and tap into how we feel this movement in our bodies. Through this process we will explore how we make connections without visual feedback, both on and off the mat. This class is open to all yogis, regardless of amount of sight, however, fully sighted yogis will be asked to wear a blindfold during class.

  
Schedule
Date
Jan 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Feb 3, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Mar 3, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Apr 7, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
May 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Jun 2, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
$110.00
38 Sessions
$70.00
per Session
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Wellness Happy Hour-Colon Hydrotherapy
Apr 5, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
 

Unwind with Healing Season at our Wellness Happy Hour

Happy Hour is each Friday from 3-7pm. Enjoy light refreshments, healthy conversation and a colon hydrotherapy session at our Happy Hour rate!

 

 

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 5, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
3:00 - 7:00pm
$35.00
38 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Wellness Happy Hour - Far Infrared Sauna
Apr 5, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
 

Unwind with Healing Season at our Wellness Happy Hour!

Happy Hour is each Friday from 3-7pm. Enjoy light refreshments, healthy conversation and a Far Infrared Sauna session!

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 5, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
3:00 - 7:00pm
$35.00
38 Sessions
$20.00
per Session
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Wellness Happy Hour - Normatec Compression Recovery
Apr 5, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
 

Unwind with Healing Season at our Wellness Happy Hour!

Happy Hour is each Friday from 3-7pm. Enjoy light refreshments, healthy conversation and a Normatec Compression Recovery session!

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 5, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
3:00 - 7:00pm
$180.00
6 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
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Stress Relief Saturdays with Tuesday Irby
Apr 6, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
 

Meditation, asana, rest. De-stress from the past week, be yourself in this moment, and re-set for the week to come. Stress Relief Saturdays are your opportunity to come home to you. Our practice includes meditation, journaling, active asana practice, and restorative postures, giving you space to relieve body and mind of tension and stress. All levels welcome. In Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Apr 20, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
May 4, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
May 18, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Jun 1, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
$60.00
3 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Well-Being with Carol Mermey
Apr 7, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019
 

Enjoy a break from your daily routine to recharge with this guided meditative practice of deep relaxation that eases tension and fatigue, calms the nervous system, helps heal the body, and restores energy and well-being.

Yoga Nidra helps:
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Cultivate an underlying sense of ease and well-being
- Develop resilience and clarity in the face of life's challenges
- Become more responsive and less reactive to what's happening in the world around us.

In this workshop, you'll:
- Learn centering and relaxation techniques
- Practice gentle asana stretches for joints and muscles
- Explore yoga breathing techniques
- Be guided through a complete Yoga Nidra practice.

Yoga Nidra is practiced in a comfortable lying or seated position. No prior experience needed - everyone welcome. In Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 7, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
May 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Jun 9, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
$95.00
3 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
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Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise
Apr 14, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
 

Undo, unwind, let go, and experience true rest. Instead of asking your body and mind to do more, this practice soothes your nervous system, quiets your mind, and helps you release deeply held tension. This workshop is a unique circuit of restorative poses where all the necessary blankets, blocks, and bolsters are skillfully arranged before you arrive. You simply come for the deep nourishing rest you need and deserve. Leave feeling completely revitalized and refreshed, ready for the week and the month ahead.

Everybody welcome; no yoga experience necessary. Please register in advance by 4p on the day of the workshop.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 14, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
May 19, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Jun 23, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$150.00
6 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
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Mindful Mondays Yogic Parenting Circles with Lori Wilen
Apr 22, 2019 - May 27, 2019
 

Mindful Yogic Parenting is an integrative approach designed by Lori Wilen that combines yoga asana and philosophy, journaling and artistic expression, conversation, and application from the mat to parenting.

In each workshop, participants can expect to:

- connect to other yogi parents
- engage in a mindful, alignment-based asana practice that safely challenges their body and mind
- learn more about yoga practices and philosophy
- explore connections between our bodies, minds, breath, heart, and parenting practices

No prior yoga experience necessary, just a journal and an open heart.

 

Willow Street Yoga Members: use code WSYMEMBER at checkout for a 67% discount!

Mothers: We have a Mothers' Day Gift for you! Sign up in-person for May 13th's class to attend for free.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 22, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
8:00 - 9:30pm
$150.00
7 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
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Yoga Practice for Strong Bones with Kathy Carroll
Apr 28, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019
 

Fifty-five percent of Americans over fifty have low bone mass, which can lead to debilitating fractures.

This six-week session is designed to help you build a regular yoga practice to strengthen your bones. You will learn a twelve-pose practice that has shown equal or better results than medication. And, unlike medications, it has only positive side effects, like less stress, more vitality, better balance, and more fun! You will also learn how to adapt the poses to meet your individual ability and needs.

We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle

 

Willow Street Yoga Members: use code WSYMEMBER at checkout for a 67% discount!

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 28, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
11:15 - 12:45pm
$40.00
2 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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JourneyDance: Move Into A New Story with Beth Charbonneau
May 5, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
 

JourneyDance is a dynamic, transformational practice that combines guided and freestyle movement with powerful world music to help get us out of our minds, get into our bodies, and release that which no longer serves. We are then free to move into a new story for ourselves, one of our own choosing and aligned with our heart’s desire.

Come move with us—no dance experience required!

  
Schedule
Date
May 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
Date
Jul 14, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
$25.00
1 Session
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Restorative Yoga & Nidra
May 26, 2019 - May 26, 2019
 

This 90-minute luxuriously relaxing practice is the ideal complement to today’s hectic lifestyle. In Restorative Yoga, you’ll use props such as bolsters and blankets to find the most supported position. This allows the body to relax so you can receive the benefits of the poses without any effort on your part. You’ll remain in the poses for 7-10+ minutes so you can unwind and enter a deep state of rest. The practice concludes with Yoga Nidra (or Yogic Sleep), a 25-minute guided meditation in Savasana (final relaxation). You will discover a new-found sense of peace and healing.

  
Schedule
Date
May 26, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
$20.00
1 Session
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Evolution Danz Saturday Social- Salsa-Bachata-Zouk
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
    
Schedule
Date
Jun 1, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
8:30 - 2:00am
$320.00
8 Sessions
$50.00
per Session
Enroll Now
New Moon SoulCollage®️ with Natalie Miller
Jun 1, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019
 

When the sun and moon conjoin in the sky, our nights are dark and starry. Tradition says this is a perfect time to pause, self-reflect, listen deep within, and set intuitive intentions for our best way forward.

Join Natalie to practice SoulCollage®, a creative and intuitive process through which we invite our minds to listen to the embodied wisdom of our hearts and guts. SoulCollage® is excellent for strengthening our ability to listen in, and for integrating the various aspects of ourselves.

In each workshop, we’ll explore the astrological themes of the particular month’s New Moon, then create a meaningful and beautiful SoulCollage®. We’ll leave with deeply-seeded, soul-felt intention for the next lunar cycle.

Everybody welcome - no matter how creative/artistic you believe you are - and all materials for your first session are provided.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 1, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Jun 29, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Jul 27, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Aug 31, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Sep 28, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Oct 26, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Nov 23, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Dec 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
$40.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
A Mid-Year Reboot with Cheryl Kravitz & María Elena Montero
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
 

Ok, you had a New Year’s resolution. Remember that? Seems like a very long time ago. All shiny and new with the latest bells and whistles. Now, as we approach mid-year, that same resolution has broken down, needs a new engine, the transmission is blown, and all four tires are flat.

What are you saying to yourself? Are you trying to trade yourself in? Or, tirelessly diving in to polish and polish and more polish, trying to recapture the day, the moment when everything was going to be OK?

Let’s get together and fix your rear-view mirror. You’re looking forward, my friend. That’s the way you are headed.

Because … guess what … you are not your resolution. And you are not its failure or success. Learning to surrender to the power that is you and to the truth that you are enough takes practice, reminders, and, sometimes, help.

Cheryl Kravitz will lead us through a workshop where we’ll turn our minds toward the future. The past is just that. We will use our time to set a vision for the rest of the year, and, in the immortal words of Buzz Lightyear, “to infinity and beyond.”

María Elena will lead us through mindful practices (all levels) to connect with our inner joy, strengths, and passions.

In Takoma Park. Everyone welcome!

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 1, 2019
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 4:30pm
$176.00
$192.00
12 Sessions
$16.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Intermediate Pilates Mat - Summer 2019
Jun 3, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019
 
at The Wellness Scoop in Ellicott City, MD
 

This class continues to build on the beginner exercises by increasing the degree of difficulty, pace & number of exercises. There is also an emphasis on flow, moving from one exercise to the next with a minimum of motion, in order to increase the cardiovascular benefits.

Prerequisite: Beginning or Intermediate Mat or instructor approval.

Cost: $192.00 for 12 week session ($16.00 per class).
Drop-in Rate: $18 per class

NO CLASSES on Monday, July 22, 2019

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 3, 2019 - Jul 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
5:00 - 5:50pm
Date
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
5:00 - 5:50pm
$144.00
$160.00
10 Sessions
$16.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Mixed Level Pilates Mat - Summer 2019
Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
 
at The Wellness Scoop in Ellicott City, MD
 

This class welcomes all those interested in Pilates. The instructor will gear the class to the level of the majority in attendance, but will also work with each student at their level, so that all participants feel maximum benefits. Class size is limited, so register early.

 
NO CLASSES on Thursday, July 4th, July 25th and August 15th, 2019

Cost: $160 for 10 week session ($16.00 per class)

Drop-in Rate: $18 per class

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
5:15 - 6:05pm
Date
Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 18, 2019
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
5:15 - 6:05pm
Date
Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
5:15 - 6:05pm
Date
Aug 22, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
5:15 - 6:05pm
$50.00
10 Sessions
$7.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Pilates with Peggy - Summer 2019
Jun 7, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
 
at The Wellness Scoop in Ellicott City, MD
 
Familiar with authentic Pilates mat? Join me in my own workout for less than half the price of a regular class!

I will be on the mat with you, doing the classic Pilates intermediate to advanced workout and providing cueing only... no corrections or modifications. Not for beginners, or those with injuries or requiring significant modifications.

NO CLASSES on Friday July 5th, July 26th & August 16th, 2019

Cost: $50 for 10 week session ($5 per class)
Drop-in Rate: $7.00 per class

 

 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 7, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
12:15 - 1:00pm
Date
Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
12:15 - 1:00pm
Date
Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
12:15 - 1:00pm
Date
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
12:15 - 1:00pm
$48.00
4 Sessions
Enroll Now
Intro to Pilates Mat
Jun 8, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019
 
at The Wellness Scoop in Ellicott, MD
 
This beginner level class is for anyone new to Pilates and those who have been away for awhile and would like a refresher. You will learn the fundamentals of authentic Pilates, focusing on strengthening and stretching core muscles, and the key principles of precision, breath, flow, centering, concentration and control. You'll leave feeling stronger, leaner and energized! Participants who complete all 4 weeks will be able to move to the Intermediate or Mixed Level classes.
 
 
Special Price: $48 for 4 week session ($12.00 per class)
No Drop-Ins
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 8, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:20 - 2:10pm
Date
Jun 22, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:20 - 2:10pm
$30.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Yoga for Trauma and Anxiety with Cheryl Kravitz
Jun 8, 2019 - Jun 8, 2019
 

We are the authors of our lives, we write our own daring endings.”
Dr. Brené Brown, Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted

We’ve all been there…. feeling overwhelmed, depressed and lonely. Triggers can come out of nowhere. Even the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, for some the traditional beginning of summer, might evoke painful memories. Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress can rise. This workshop will solidify the connection between mind and body. We are including poses for healing, readings and breathwork. Please bring a journal to the workshop. Materials will be available for individual vision boards.

We are the authors of our own stories. We will work together and individually to empower ourselves and one another. You are not alone.

All levels of students are welcome to attend.

 

About the Instructor: Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200, is a graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training Program and received additional certification to teach yoga to survivors of trauma, restorative yoga, and yoga for brain longevity. She teaches specialized yoga to people with injuries, survivors of abuse, individuals with dementia, and caregivers. She has taught yoga to college students with learning differences, members of the military and, with a translator, individuals whose first language is not English.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 8, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 4:00pm
$45.00
1 Session
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Yoga and Meditation to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease with Carol Mermey and Cheryl Kravitz
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
 

It is never too early to start an Alzheimer’s prevention plan. This workshop offers some of the latest scientific research on preventive life-style choices that can improve brain health, including: (1) Diet, (2) Stress Management, with Yoga and Meditation, (3) Physical and Mental Exercise, (4) Socialization / Spiritual Fitness. You’ll learn breath, movement, and meditation practices to improve memory, brain function, sleep, and psychological well-being. Curriculum covers exercises for home practice, including the Kirtan Kriya, a 12-minute practice that has been shown in scientific studies to engage the whole brain and increase cerebral brain flow.

Workshop leaders Carol Mermey and Cheryl Kravitz have been certified by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation.

For men and women of all ages; new and experienced yoga/meditation students; yoga teachers – not appropriate for those already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$0.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Fierce Calm 108 (Summer Solstice Event)
Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
 

Summer solstice is a time to acknowledge the light of consciousness within ourselves, as well as harness the full power of the sun in its highest position. Rounds of Sun Salutations will be weaved in with segments of guided meditation to bring in the solstice on sturdy ground both mentally and physically. This event will be streamed LIVE over Instagram.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 23, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
11:00 - 12:15pm
$25.00
1 Session
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Breaking Down Sun Salutations
Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
 

Do you wonder if you’re doing the poses ‘right’? Join Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, and Wellness Coach, Alicia Cross, as she breaks down the poses in different variations of Sun Salutations. If you’ve taken flow or vinyasa classes you’ve likely practiced Sun Salutations or Suyra Namaskar, a sequence of movements linked with breath that prepare the body for the practice.

In this workshop you’ll go deeper into the alignment, transitions, and use of props for poses such as Chatarunga (the yoga push-up), Upward Facing Dog, Downward Facing Dog, Standing Forward Fold, and more. Hands-on assists will be offered to help you lengthen and strength the whole body.

As you master these foundational movements and transitions, you will improve your whole asana practice. Whether you’re a newbie or an enlightened yogi, you will gain a greater understanding of this staple of flow yoga.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 23, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:30 - 3:00pm
$50.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Good Sleep: A Key Ingredient for a Powerful Life with Robin Carnes
Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
 

At a time when more people than ever before have sleep problems, the latest science reveals just how essential quality sleep is for every aspect of our mental and physical health. In this workshop you will: be briefed on the latest findings on the role of sleep, recognize the underlying biology of common sleep disfunction, and learn how to address common sleep problems through simple lifestyle changes and mind-body practices.

The heart of the workshop will be experiencing a variety of practices to support and enhance your sleep, including a guided iRest meditation designed specifically for sleep. Participants will walk away with materials and recorded practices to improve this essential function of human life.

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 23, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm
$285.00
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
6-week Semi-Private Training for Seniors
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
 

Join Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, and Yoga Instructor, Alicia Cross for 5-week Semi-Private Training for Seniors at the Metta Center. This program focuses on what matters to you: balance and fall prevention, core stability, posture, and flexibility. The weekly workouts include strengthening exercises for your muscles and bones, Pilates-inspired exercises for your core and low back, and Yoga poses and stretches with or without the assistance of the chair. Modifications and progressions will be given for all levels to meet you where you’re at and to keep you progressing.

Semi-Private Sessions include:

  • One weekly in-person 60-minute workout
  • Access to the workout file with video demonstrations and/or exercise descriptions
  • An invitation to Alicia's private Facebook group
  • Body composition analysis
  • Support from Alicia throughout the session via text message or emails
  • 30-minute one-to-on Wellness Coaching call with Alicia
  • 10% Discount on Alicia’s Monthly Restorative Yoga and Specialty Workshops.
  •  

With the attention and knowledge of Alicia and the encouragement and support of the group, you will reach your goals while having fun and staying safe! Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a mat if you have one. All other equipment will be provided. This semi-private session is limited to 7 people for a more personal approach, so sign up today to get started or to get serious about your fitness journey!

We offer prorated programs if you begin after the start date or will be missing a week during the session. There are, however, no make-ups for missed in-person workouts.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
11:00 - 12:00pm
$237.50
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
5-week Semi-Private Training: Summer Strength
Jun 27, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019
 

Make the most of your Summer with Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, and Yoga Instructor, Alicia Cross with 5-week Semi-Private Strength Training at the Metta Center. As you increase your strength, you’ll help your bones and your waistline: Strength training increases bone density and resting metabolism! The weekly workouts include a full-body routine using the TRX, resistance bands, bodyweight exercises, and more. Modifications and progressions will be given for all levels to meet you where you’re at and to keep you progressing.

Semi-Private Sessions include:

  • One weekly in-person 60-minute workout
  • Access to the workout file with video demonstrations and/or exercise descriptions
  • An invitation to Alicia's private Facebook group
  • Body composition analysis
  • Support from Alicia throughout the session via text message or emails
  • 30-minute one-to-on Wellness Coaching call with Alicia
  • 10% Discount on Alicia’s Monthly Restorative Yoga and Specialty Workshops.
  •  

With the attention and knowledge of Alicia and the encouragement and support of the group, you will reach your goals while having fun! Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a mat if you have one. All other equipment will be provided. This semi-private session is limited to 6 people for a more personal approach, so sign up today to get started or to get serious about your fitness journey!

We offer prorated programs if you begin after the start date or will be missing a week during the session. There are, however, no make-ups for missed in-person workouts.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 27, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
1:30 - 2:30pm
$60.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Summer Expansion Workshop: Yoga, Qi Gong, and Meditation with James Foulkes
Jun 29, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
 

As we pass the Summer Solstice and the heat of Summer approaches its scorching peak, nature totters on the fine balance between expanding and wilting. This is the season to come into our most expressive version of ourselves, to find and be love, and make manifest our desires whilst recognizing the need for equanimity, discernment, balance, and rest.

Summer is the most potent season for love, connection, and engagement with others and is associated with the Fire Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this workshop we will focus on rejuvenating and invigorating the Organs and Meridians (energy channels) of the Fire Element - the Heart and Perecardium - and the transformation of their negative emotional characteristics - Meanness and Jealousy - to Love and Joy.

The Fire energy of Summer is an expression of maximum Yang. We will use yoga asana, Qi Gong, meditation, and journeying to embody the expansive nature of the season.

In Silver Spring.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 29, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:00 - 7:00pm
$25.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Restorative Yoga & Nidra
Jun 30, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
 

This 90-minute luxuriously relaxing practice is the ideal complement to today’s hectic lifestyle. In Restorative Yoga, you’ll use props such as bolsters and blankets to find the most supported position. This allows the body to relax so you can receive the benefits of the poses without any effort on your part. You’ll remain in the poses for 7-10+ minutes so you can unwind and enter a deep state of rest. The practice concludes with Yoga Nidra (or Yogic Sleep), a 25-minute guided meditation in Savasana (final relaxation). You will discover a new-found sense of peace and healing.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 30, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
$40.00
2 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Well-Being with Carol Mermey
Jun 30, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
 

Enjoy a break from your daily routine to recharge with this guided meditative practice of deep relaxation that eases tension and fatigue, calms the nervous system, helps heal the body, and restores energy and well-being.

Yoga Nidra helps:
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Cultivate an underlying sense of ease and well-being
- Develop resilience and clarity in the face of life's challenges
- Become more responsive and less reactive to what's happening in the world around us.

In this workshop, you'll:
- Learn centering and relaxation techniques
- Practice gentle asana stretches for joints and muscles
- Explore yoga breathing techniques
- Be guided through a complete Yoga Nidra practice.

Yoga Nidra is practiced in a comfortable lying or seated position. No prior experience needed - everyone welcome. In Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 30, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Aug 11, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
$150.00
5 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Stress Relief Saturdays with Tuesday Irby (summer)
Jul 6, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
 

Meditation, asana, rest. De-stress from the past week, be yourself in this moment, and re-set for the week to come. Stress Relief Saturdays are your opportunity to come home to you. Our practice includes meditation, journaling, active asana practice, and restorative postures, giving you space to relieve body and mind of tension and stress. All levels welcome. In Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 6, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Aug 3, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Aug 17, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 7, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
$95.00
3 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise (Jul–Sep)
Jul 21, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
 

Undo, unwind, let go, and experience true rest. Instead of asking your body and mind to do more, this practice soothes your nervous system, quiets your mind, and helps you release deeply held tension. This workshop is a unique circuit of restorative poses where all the necessary blankets, blocks, and bolsters are skillfully arranged before you arrive. You simply come for the deep nourishing rest you need and deserve. Leave feeling completely revitalized and refreshed, ready for the week and the month ahead.

Everybody welcome; no yoga experience necessary. Please register in advance by 4p on the day of the workshop.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Aug 25, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Sep 29, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$25.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Restorative Yoga & Nidra
Jul 28, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
 

This 90-minute luxuriously relaxing practice is the ideal complement to today’s hectic lifestyle. In Restorative Yoga, you’ll use props such as bolsters and blankets to find the most supported position. This allows the body to relax so you can receive the benefits of the poses without any effort on your part. You’ll remain in the poses for 7-10+ minutes so you can unwind and enter a deep state of rest. The practice concludes with Yoga Nidra (or Yogic Sleep), a 25-minute guided meditation in Savasana (final relaxation). You will discover a new-found sense of peace and healing.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 28, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 6:00pm
$35.00
$40.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis (Continued) with Carol Mermey & Deborah Boggs
Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
 

Refresh, Renew, Expand your Bone Health/Osteoporosis practice! This workshop offers students who have attended a prior bone health/osteoporosis workshop (or equivalent) an opportunity to check in, get feedback, and deepen their practice to prevent and reverse bone loss. We’ll highlight key information from the initial workshops and answer questions about how your practice is progressing. After reviewing the initial twelve poses in the Fishman Method and offering variations/modifications, we’ll introduce other asanas you can include to vary your practice. We’ll share additional poses that strengthen bones in the wrist—a common site of osteoporosis fractures—in addition to the hip, femur and spine. And to help prevent falls, we’ll explore some new balance and core-strengthening asanas.

Appropriate for men and women who want to strengthen their bones, whether they have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis or not. It’s never too early to do the work to build and maintain your inner architecture!

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 10, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 4:30pm
$100.00
4 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Yoga for Care Partners with Cheryl Kravitz
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
 

Caregivers—or the newer term, care partners—are likely to experience emotional stress and other negative impacts on their health or well-being. Most care partners had no choice about taking on their caregiving responsibilities, thus experiencing increased strain and stress—and the physical and mental health ramifications that come with these emotions.

Care partners come in many forms. You might be supporting your mother, father, child or other loved one. You might be in a profession that calls upon those skills. Many care partners don’t take time to pay attention to themselves. During these four weeks we will discuss ways to support ourselves and one another so we can be there fully for the person we are helping.

Gentle poses, meditation, breathing, and restoratives will be part of our practice. Appropriate for all levels, including those with no prior yoga experience. Students are encouraged to bring a journal or notebook. We will also work on personal vision boards.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 4:00pm
$325.00
$375.00
5 Sessions
Enroll Now
Yoga for Life with Gary Kraftsow
Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
 

Yoga for Life: Exploring an Integrated Practice (Friday, Sept 20)

Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Join Gary Kraftsow, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute, to explore specific yogic teachings and practices that provide methods to help us achieve our highest potential. Through lecture and practice, you will learn how to move towards optimum health by adapting yoga practices to individualize and actualize your process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

 

Āsana: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Spine (Saturday, Sept 21)

Focusing on the spine, we'll consider what is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and integrated structure. Then we'll explore how to use breath-centric āsana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease. Practice includes breath-centric āsana.


Prānāyāma: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Autonomic Nervous System (Saturday, Sept 21)


Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we'll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we'll explore how to use breath-centric āsana and prānāyāma, as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation. Practice includes breath-centric āsana and prānāyāma.

 

Meditation - Dhāraā & Dhyānam: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Mind (Sunday, Sept 22)

Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we'll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we'll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prānāyāma, and meditation.

 

Tantra - Samādhi: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Heart

Do you recognize that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior mutually influence each other, are provoked by your conditioning, and form the basis of your personality? Would you like to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life? Come explore Tantric practices as a functional tool to help transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior and actualize your highest potential. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prānāyāma, meditation, mantra, and cakra sādhana.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 20, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
6:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Sep 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Sep 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:30 - 7:00pm
Date
Sep 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Sep 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 7:00pm
$40.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Yoga en Español with Maria Elena Montero
Sep 29, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
 

Yoga and Music are universal, so we’re putting them together for an enriching experience in movement and sound!

On ­­­­­September 29th, join us for a very special class which will feature a sweet alignment-based flow... in Spanish and with LIVE music! Even if you don’t speak Spanish, come and escape with us for a little while and try something new in your practice. Remember: breathing is universal, too.

María Elena will lead this joyful class, bringing together her love of yoga and music, with instrumental accompaniment by local favorite CuRUMBA featuring Rene Ibañez.
Learn a little Spanish, practice a little yoga, and have a lot of fun!

--

Únete con nosotros para una clase de yoga con melodías latinas del conjunto CuRUMBA. La clase se conduce mayormente en español, enfocada en la unión de la respiración y movimiento. María Elena es cubana-dominicana y mezcla sus amores favoritas – la cultura latina, música y yoga para recordarnos que el yoga y la música son universales.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 29, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 4:00pm
$60.00
1 Session
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Essential Self- Care Tools for Thriving in Challenging Times with Robin Carnes
Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
 

Personally and collectively, we all experience periods of life that test our character and capacity to cope. Whether we are able to learn and grow as we meet these challenges or feel victimized by circumstances beyond our control may rest largely on the way we treat ourselves in the process. In this workshop, we will look at how strategic self-care can play a game-changing role in our ability to thrive and be flexible with what life brings. The heart of the workshop will be experiential practice of a variety of essential self-care practices that research shows to promote resilience.

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 4:30pm
$95.00
3 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise (Oct–Dec)
Oct 20, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
 

Undo, unwind, let go, and experience true rest. Instead of asking your body and mind to do more, this practice soothes your nervous system, quiets your mind, and helps you release deeply held tension. This workshop is a unique circuit of restorative poses where all the necessary blankets, blocks, and bolsters are skillfully arranged before you arrive. You simply come for the deep nourishing rest you need and deserve. Leave feeling completely revitalized and refreshed, ready for the week and the month ahead.

Everybody welcome; no yoga experience necessary. Please register in advance by 4p on the day of the workshop.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 20, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Nov 24, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Dec 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$200.00
$250.00
4 Sessions
$75.00
per Session
Enroll Now
The Next Evolution of Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell
Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019
 

The Next Evolution of Vinyasa Yoga

As a longtime student and teacher, I’m committed to making the common sense upgrades to Vinyasa Yoga that will keep it safe, effective, and relevant for modern students. As a teacher, I’m committed to stepping back from my work, evaluating what I believe is effective and changing what can be improved. I’m committed to teaching the essence of the Yoga Tradition, while modernizing the biomechanics and language of this timeless tradition.

I’ve had the distinct privilege of studying with gifted, traditional teachers of various schools of yoga. I’ve also been influenced by my students, especially those that are Doctors of Sports Medicine, Physical Therapists, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Olympic Trainers. My goal is to retain the essence of yoga in my classes, while staying up-to-date with how other disciplines work intelligently with the body. I believe in the power and poignancy of traditional forms of vinyasa yoga. I also believe all systems need to make occasional bug fixes and software updates so that they continue to work for many years to come.

This weekend workshop series is dedicated to making all of the minor changes, updates, and upgrades that I believe will make your Vinyasa yoga practice a sustainable, transformative practice for decades to come. This program is the culmination of over 20-years of practicing, making mistakes, making revisions, and separating what I believe is truly useful from what is extraneous. It’s also the beginning of an updated, comprehensive method for moving our flow forward.

 

Rethinking Salutations and Standing Flows (Fri, Nov 1: 6–8:30p)

Salutations and standing-pose flows are the centerpiece of vinyasa yoga. They establish the pace of class and help maintain the dynamic experience until Savasana. Until now, vinyasa classes have been overly dependent on Surya Namaskar A and B. Similarly, classes over rely on Chaturanga to maintain intensity. While these Salutations are still worthy, it’s time to step back and realize that we have many other options to maintain flow—some that are even better tailored for modern practitioners. Moving forward, we need fewer chaturangas and other types of vinyasas that strengthen other regions of the body. We need to re-evaluate the hyper-speed pace of today’s flow classes and return to a pace that prioritizes skillful movement, mindful focus, and deep breathing. We need to standing pose combinations that strengthen and mobilize the entire hip circumference instead of overstressing the hamstrings and Sacro-Illiac joint. We need to take the essence of vinyasa yoga and give it the modern software updates that will make it even more safe and effective for the next generation.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Take back the currently frenetic pace of vinyasa by synchronizing your movements with deep, rhythmic ujaayi breathing. You will work hard, but your breath will never be rushed.
  • Learn Sun Salutations that complement Surya Namaskar “A” & “B” and are better tailored for modern practitioners. These salutations produce less repetitive stress on the hamstrings, SI joint, wrists and shoulders, while creating greater flexibility in the front of the hips and strength in the spine.
  • Strong, powerful vinyasa linkages other than Chatturanga and Up Dog. These vinyasas complement Chaturanga and Up Dog by producing less repetitive stress in the shoulders and more balanced, functional strength throughout the body.
  • Standing pose combinations that produce balanced strength and flexibility in the entire hip-joint, instead of simply combinations that chronically over-stress the hamstrings and SI-region.
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A Modern Approach to the Core & Bandhas (Sat, Nov 2: 1–3:30p)

The traditional bandha system, designed to create and direct the body’s innate resources, is beautiful and sophisticated. Unfortunately, the language that is used to teach the bandhas can be arcane and confusing. This practice bridges the Traditional teachings of yoga’s primary Bandhas with a modern understanding of core and spine. It demystifies the Bandhas and provides you with a clear, modern understanding of how to work from your center. This understanding will help you strengthen your core, stabilize your spine, and improve every category of yoga posture, including your twists, forward bends and arm balances.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Unpack and demystify the language of the Bandhas. You’ll learn about the Traditional teachings of these actions in order to evaluate them in a modern context.
  • Experience a modern approach to the Bandhas that helps strengthen your core, stabilize your spine, and improve your breathing.
  • Update your understanding of traditional teachings with a modern understanding of the core and spine.
  • Deepen every posture category, including twists, forward bends, and arm balances.
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Reformatting the Flow for Our Shoulders and Wrists (Sat, Nov 2: 4:30–7p)

The longer I’ve practiced vinyasa yoga, the more I’ve realized that the practice is imperfect for our shoulders and wrists. There is an excess of arm-overhead postures like Down Dog and arms in a forward position like plank and chaturanga. Even more, there’s an insufficient degree of postures that extend the shoulder joint and produce scapular strength and stability. But, all is not lost. Vinyasa yoga is still remarkably effective and saving our shoulders and wrists by updating our sequencing and technique is simple and straightforward.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Strengthen the entire shoulder girdle and cultivate greater balance in your shoulders, neck and upper back.
  • Learn to decrease the excessive movements that Vinyasa yoga asks of our shoulders and wrists. Similarly, you will integrate more postures that most vinyasa yoga sequences ignores, thereby creating greater stability in your shoulder joints.
  • Identify key techniques in all weight bearing postures that will decrease repetitive stress in your shoulders and wrists
  • Create balanced range of motion in your entire shoulder girdle.
  • Updated your understanding of best practices for shoulder and wrist health in contemporary vinyasa yoga.
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A New, Balanced Approach to the Hips (Sun, Nov 3: 1–3:30p)

Traditional vinyasa yoga schools are powerful and poignant. And, like all systems, we need to upgrade the operating software and fix the bugs that show up after years of use. Since traditional styles of vinyasa yoga are heavily skewed toward forward bending, revise these practices for a more balanced approach to the hip socket will be helpful for modern students. For example, traditional sequencing stretches the hamstrings exponentially more than the adductors, hip-flexors and external rotators. Similarly, traditional sequencing stretches the hamstrings multiples of what it strengthens the hamstrings. Since most modern practitioners spend a ton of time in chairs, we need the opposite of this approach to the hips: we need much more hamstring and gluteal strengthening to go with our hamstring stretching; we also need to spend more time addressing tightness in the hip-flexors, outer-hips and adductors.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn what parts of the hip need the greatest attention for modern practitioners that spend an inordinate amount of time in chairs.
  • Establish an updated approach to vinyasa yoga that strengthens, stabilizes and stretches the entire hip socket in balanced way.
  • Create greater range of motion in the entire hip joint while giving your poor hamstrings a break.
  • Make progress on postures that demanding of the hip-joint such as Padmasana and Hanumanasana.
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Schedule
Date
Nov 1, 2019
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Fri
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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Nov 2, 2019
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Sat
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4:30 - 7:00pm
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Nov 2, 2019
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Sat
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1:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Nov 3, 2019
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Sun
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1:00 - 3:30pm
$375.00
$450.00
5 Sessions
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Mastering the Art of Yoga Sequencing with Jason Crandell
Nov 3, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019
 

3 Day Teacher Development + Inspiration Program


WHY I CREATED THIS TRAINING

Having trained hundreds of teachers over the course of nearly two decades, the most common challenges that I see teachers struggle with involve sequencing—and, each of these problems eventually leads to burnout. The first challenge is that many teachers haven’t learned to properly sequence in their foundational program. They’ve learned to memorize and teach a sequence, but they haven’t learned how to construct their own sequences in a logical, progressive way. The second challenge is when teachers burn themselves out by constantly creating new sequences from week-to-week, or day-to-day. In this scenario, teachers often stress themselves out by putting pressure on themselves to constantly create new and different combinations—often at the expense of being consistent with their students. The last sequencing struggle that leads to burnout is when teachers don’t completely understand the anatomical foundations for safe, successful, productive sequencing.

I created this program from years of experience to solve all of these challenges—and, to you create authentic, effective, logical sequences that make a positive impact in the lives of your students.



WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS TRAINING

This program will provide you with the tools to develop meaningful, authentic and effective sequences for your classes and personal practice. It will provide you with the knowledge, inspiration and technique to generate fresh, safe sequences that represent your voice and vision as a teacher. You will learn the anatomical rationale that underscores safe, effective sequencing for every postural category. You’ll minimize burnout and ensure that you have a larger, more consistent student population by avoiding the most common sequencing challenges that teachers face.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT EACH DAY OF THE TRAINING

You will get plenty of practice during this training. Each day starts with seated meditation followed by an accessible, hands-on anatomy discussion that illuminates the sequencing topic of the day. Then, you’ll launch into a strong, 2-hr vinyasa practice that explores the anatomy and sequencing concepts of the day. In the afternoon, you’ll break down the anatomical details further while discussing the sequencing principles for each of the postural categories listed in the paragraph above. Each afternoon will conclude with another, shorter practice that illustrates the sequencing topic of the day.



THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS PROGRAM

This program covers every aspect of sequencing, including the anatomical rationale that underscores safe and compelling sequences. This program covers the following topics:

DAY 1: Sequencing with Authenticity and Purpose
DAY 2: Turning Inward: Sequencing for Safe, Effective Forward Bends
Creating Space and Freedom: Sequencing for Efficient Backbends
DAY 3: Releasing Tension: Sequencing for Cleansing Twists
Taking Flight: Sequencing for Strong, Stable Arm Balances


THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF

  • You want to teach vinyasa yoga with a more structured, consistent method that helps your students refine and advance their practice.
  • You want to become a more successful, in-demand teacher by refining your skills and creating more consistent, compelling classes for your students.
  • You want to refine and rededicate yourself to your personal practice while elevating the consistency and quality of your teaching.
  • You need help balancing alignment techniques with the rhythm and movement of vinyasa yoga.
  • You need support finding your own voice as a yoga teacher.
  • You want a modern, credible, consistent approach to vinyasa yoga that is safe, skillful and effective.
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Schedule
Date
Nov 3, 2019
Staff
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Sun
Time
4:30 - 8:00pm
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Nov 4, 2019
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Mon
Time
9:00 - 12:00pm
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Nov 4, 2019
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Mon
Time
1:30 - 5:30pm
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Nov 5, 2019
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Tue
Time
9:00 - 12:00pm
Date
Nov 5, 2019
Staff
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Tue
Time
1:30 - 5:30pm
$50.00
1 Session
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Cultivating Radical Gratitude with Robin Carnes
Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019
 

Gratitude is part of every spiritual tradition, and now modern science shows that it enhances every aspect of our health—physical, mental, and emotional. Not only that, but the most grateful people in the world are also the happiest.

In this workshop, we will explore various aspects of gratitude, its relationship to mindfulness practice, and the science behind it. Experience many specific gratitude practices, Interplay, and iRest meditation. You can grow your capacity to be grateful for almost everything in your life and your past—it just takes practice.

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 16, 2019
Staff
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Sat
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm