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Poses for People with Periods: A Monthly Workshop with Tuesday Irby (Jan-Apr)
Jan 16, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
 

Menstruating bodies deserve a little extra care, extra support. This workshop is designed to teach you about and to practice yoga poses that may help your body to ease through the stormy seas of your menstrual cycle. Gentle stretch and Restorative poses come together for your comfort. Every body and everybody that menstruates is welcome. This is an all levels practice.

You will need a few props:

  • 2 yoga blocks or 2 large books
  • 3 blankets or 3 full size towels or 3 toss pillows from your couch
  • 1 bolster or 1 couch cushion or 2 bed pillows wrapped in a towel or throw blanket (to create firm support)
  • 1 yoga strap or 1 belt or 1 long scarf or 1 necktie
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This workshop will meet online; Zoom meeting links to the workshop will be sent out before the workshop begins. Please enroll at least 12 hours in advance.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 20, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
Date
Mar 20, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
Date
Apr 17, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
$40.00
3 Sessions
$15.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Resilience (Jan - Mar) with Carol Mermey
Jan 24, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021
 

With the disruption that currently surrounds us, it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Yoga Nidra, a guided meditative practice, can help you find a source of internal stability and resilience. It can ease tension and fatigue, calm the nervous system, and restore energy.

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.

This workshop will meet online; Zoom meeting links to the workshop will be sent out before the workshop begins. Please enroll at least 12 hours in advance.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 21, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Mar 21, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
$25.00
1 Session
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Access the Inner Knower to Act with Clarity with Martha Hare
Jan 31, 2021 - Jan 31, 2021
 

As we launch into 2021, we are leaving a time of darkness (in more ways than one) and preparing for the return of light. This 2-1/2 hour workshop is for people who are interested in the interplay of inner development, whether or not they consider themselves spiritual, and showing up in the larger world as a vibrant active contributor. We will turn within to access the voice of our knower – the inner voice that speaks with clarity – as a platform to discern our path outward. Together we will draw upon a few varied but connected sources of spiritual wisdom (e.g., Yoga philosophy, Sufi, Judaism, “secular”) to increase our understanding of how we each fit into the bigger picture of Life. We will seek to develop a tool kit to help us cope with the interplay of seemingly conflicting demands for attention to the inner self and to others we care about – be they humans, or our overall environment. These tools are embodied practice (yoga asana), and spiritual direction exercises that include meditation, contemplation with journaling, and deep listening. As a result of the workshop participants may learn to creatively assess what practices they are drawn to for inner exploration and how they may support themselves in the world of action. The workshop format provides a safe environment where participants can share their challenges and wisdom with each other. Practice will be led at a gentle/beginner level.

  
Schedule
Date
Jan 31, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 4:30pm
$0.00
2 Sessions
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Willows Rise Book Club
Jan 31, 2021 - Feb 7, 2021
 

Willows Rise Book Club: a monthly gathering with a little reading, more discussion and a whole lot of social justice

Viva la Revolucion!

Join together in a social justice book club with action. Each month, we’ll share a virtual discussion designed to foster community, connection, and conversation about important topics in our world at the intersection of yoga and social justice. Each month will feature a shared reading connected to the crossroads of yoga and social justice, and a rotating discussion facilitator.

Each cycle will have 3 rounds to discuss the text: that is connected to the crossroads of yoga and social justice:

Round 1 – a book club conversation and work with WSY staff and teachers

Round 2 – a book club conversation and work with students and community members

These discussions often beg to go deeper, and we’re expecting that to be the case! Stay tuned to find out how to dive further into the topic in the weeks following the community discussion!

Our first text is Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma by Gail Parker and will be hosted by Maria Elena Montero.

For the first cycle, teachers will meet on Jan 31, and the community discussion will be Feb 7. All sessions are 3–4:30p. Discussion sessions are free, but please register to receive the Zoom link!

 
  
Schedule
Date
Jan 31, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 4:30pm
Date
Feb 7, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 4:30pm
$0.00
8 Sessions
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Monthly Meet-up for Alumni of Overcoming Trauma and Anxiety workshops
Feb 7, 2021 - Jun 6, 2021
 

A number of students who participated in our workshops on overcoming trauma and anxiety have said it would be helpful to continue to meet on an ongoing basis. We will start monthly Zoom sessions beginning Sunday, October 4 from 5–6p. WSY yoga teacher Cheryl Kravitz will facilitate the meet-up, which includes discussion, yoga and meditation centered around relieving anxiety.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 7, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Mar 7, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Apr 4, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
May 2, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Jun 6, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
$50.00
3 Sessions
$15.00
per Session
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Stress Relief Saturday with Tuesday Irby (Jan–Apr 2021)
Feb 27, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021
 

Restorative poses designed for your comfort, rest and stress relief. Every body and everybody is welcome. This is an all levels practice.

You will need a few props:

  • 2 yoga blocks or 2 large books
  • 3 blankets or 3 full size towels or 3 toss pillows from your couch
  • 1 bolster or 1 couch cushion or 2 bed pillows wrapped in a towel or throw blanket (to create firm support)
  • 1 yoga strap or 1 belt or 1 long scarf or 1 necktie
  •  

 

This workshop will meet online; Zoom meeting links to the workshop will be sent out before the workshop begins. Please enroll at least 12 hours in advance.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 27, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
Date
Mar 27, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
Date
Apr 24, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
$15.00
1 Session
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We Can Be Brave While Brokenhearted: Yoga for Trauma and Anxiety
Feb 28, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021
 

“We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings.”

Dr. Brené Brown, Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted

 

We have all been there…. feeling overwhelmed, depressed and frightened. Months of isolation, distressing news cycles, personal grief, emotional triggers are all around us. This workshop will solidify the connection between mind and body. We are including poses for healing, readings and breath work. Please have a journal available. All levels of students are welcome to attend. Everything in the workshop is confidential. We are the authors of our own stories. We will work together and individually to empower ourselves and one another. You are not alone. Following the workshop participants are welcome to attend free confidential meet- ups the first Sunday of the month.

 

The Instructor: Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200, Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200plus learned early on that yoga is a universal language and has found the practice resonates with the diversity of students she teaches. A survivor of breast cancer and domestic violence, Cheryl understands the calming power of yoga and meditation, having experienced it in her own life.

She 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. Away from the mat she is a certified diversity and inclusion trainer, a marketing and communication consultant and a freelance writer. She has written extensively locally and nationally about the positive impact of yoga on the individual and community.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 28, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
$30.00
1 Session
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Yoga for Bone Health & Osteoporosis: Preventing & Reversing Bone Loss with Carol Mermey & Deborah Boggs
Mar 6, 2021 - Mar 6, 2021
 

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures. Recent studies indicate that Yoga, practiced the right way, can build bone mass and prevent fractures without undesirable side effects. You’ll learn a safe and enjoyable practice to improve bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance.

This workshop provides an overview of osteoporosis:
– Definition, prevalence, testing, risk factors, remediating factors, physiology
– Consequences: fractures, falls, bone health
– How yoga can counteract weakening bones without undesirable side effects.
– Do’s and Don’ts: movements which are safe and movements to be avoid.

We guide you through carefully selected yoga poses to build muscle and bone, improve posture, balance, and overall strength as recommended by Dr. Lauren Fishman.

For men and women of all ages; appropriate for those who’ve never done yoga, experienced students, and yoga teachers.

Suggested props: yoga mat, blocks, strap (substitute: belt, necktie), folding or straight-back chair

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. Please enroll at least 24 hours in advance. The Zoom meeting link as well as handouts with PowerPoint slides and photos of the poses in the yoga practice will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

  
Schedule
Date
Mar 6, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:30 - 4:00pm
$45.00
1 Session
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Spring Expansion Workshop with James Foulkes
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021
 

As the days become warmer and brighter, nature rouses from her winter slumber and looks ahead to the new growth of Spring. This is the season to plant seeds for a future harvest and determine our direction and action for the coming expansive months. Focused intent enhances our ability to envision possibilities and weave our dreams.

 

These seasonal workshops offer an opportunity to harmonise your body/mind with the cyclic rhythm of the seasons. Spring is the most potent season for cleansing and detoxification and associated with the Wood Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this workshop we are to focus on rejuvenating and invigorating the Organs and Meridians (energy channels) of the Wood Element - the Liver and Gall Bladder - and the transformation of their negative emotional characteristics...Anger and Frustration to Acceptance and Kindness.

 

The Wood energy of Spring is an expression of life and growth at its strongest. To balance the Yin nature of the gentle cleansing stretches and breathwork, we will explore a variety of dynamic sequences - expansive and opening movements with a vigorous and stimulating approach; embodying a surge of rising energy like the dandelion whose growing edge can burst through concrete if it must.

  
Schedule
Date
Mar 20, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
4:00 - 7:00pm
$365.00
$395.00
5 Sessions
$85.00
per Session
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CoreWalking with Jonathan FitzGordon
Apr 16, 2021 - Apr 18, 2021
 
Friday, April 16th, 6:45–8:45p: The Art of Tadasana

Tadasana is the foundation pose of most yoga practices. But how well do you see yourself in Tadasana?

How well do you see yourself as you go about your day?

This workshop will change the way you perceive and feel your body in space. Making simple changes to the way you stand in yoga and in life has a profound effect on your daily life, pain issues and athletic performance.


Saturday, April 17th, 1–4p: Yoga For Hips And Balance

Initiating movement from the core of the body is essential to moving well, healing successfully, and aging gracefully. To do that, we need good tone for all of the muscles in and around the pelvis for strength and balance and fluidity.

This workshop focuses on the pelvic muscles that facilitate balance and healthy movement patterns.

 
Saturday, April 17th, 5–8p: Psoas Release Party!

The psoas is the most important muscle in the body, acting as the main hip flexor and the engine of walking. A free and happy psoas allows the body to move with peak efficiency and little strain. Issues with the psoas can lead to any number of problems throughout your body—both physical and emotional. Lower back pain and other joint discomfort as well as disturbances to the nervous system can be linked to the psoas.

This is not a yoga class. You will spend the afternoon awakening, learning about, and releasing the psoas and understanding its core function within the body.


Sunday, April 18th, 1–4p: Yoga for Strength and Stability

Moving from the core requires balanced muscle tone and fluid joints, and in this class you will breathe, focus, move, stretch, and balance to create a more solid center. Core abdominal tone improves nearly every pose, allowing us to move with purpose and ease. Strength built on the mat informs your life when you step off of the mat, allowing you to live work and play to your fullest.

This workshop focuses on building a solid center from which healthy movement patterns originate.
 

Sunday, April 18th, 5–8p: What Is CoreWalking? (And Why Do I Need it?)

The CoreWalking Program provides pain relief, healing, and techniques for aging gracefully. Using simple adjustments to the way you walk, stand, sit, and exercise—CoreWalking can have life-changing results. It offers specific bodywork tools that you can easily integrate into your daily routine to reverse whatever has been holding you back from your fullest life.
 
In this class, you will learn a natural walking technique that helps align your bones, free your joints, and bring welcome relief to overused muscles.
 
When the body moves as it is designed, all parts work in harmony and the body becomes a self healing machine. Using the CoreWalking techniques, you can bring your body into the state of balance that allows you to both move and age gracefully.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Apr 16, 2021
Days
Fri
Time
6:45 - 8:45pm
Date
Apr 17, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm
Date
Apr 17, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
5:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Apr 18, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm
Date
Apr 18, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 8:00pm
$40.00
3 Sessions
$15.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Resilience (Apr - Jun) with Carol Mermey
Apr 25, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
 

With the disruption that currently surrounds us, it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Yoga Nidra, a guided meditative practice, can help you find a source of internal stability and resilience. It can ease tension and fatigue, calm the nervous system, and restore energy.

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.

This workshop will meet online; Zoom meeting links to the workshop will be sent out before the workshop begins. Please enroll at least 12 hours in advance.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 25, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
May 23, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Jun 27, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm