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Poses for People with Periods: A Monthly Workshop with Tuesday Irby Virtual
Aug 15, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020
 

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
Oct 17, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
Date
Nov 21, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
Date
Dec 19, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
$50.00
3 Sessions
$20.00
per Session
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Ayurveda for Relationships Series with Penny Diamanti
Aug 16, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
 

Join Penny for a workshop series to explore the how our doshas express in areas that may challenge the various relationships in our life. Our constitutions can affect how we relate to and approach decision making, planning, organization, and time management; careers and finances; affection, love, fidelity, sex and more.

Introduction to Ayurveda would be helpful, but is not required, for the following workshop sessions.

 

Ayurveda for Your Career
Sunday August 16th

Feeling stressed or out of place at work? Ayurveda can help you understand which jobs, careers, or professions are good fits for your unique constitution. Whether you are a young person planning ahead; mid-career contemplating a change—including starting your own business; or looking at part-time or volunteer work during retirement, this knowledge can help you make informed and auspicious choices. We’ll also talk about using Ayurveda to reduce stress, and increase cooperation, among people of different doshas (constitutions) on the job, and how to use Ayurvedic cycles to your advantage at work.


Ayurveda for Friends and Lovers
Sunday, September 13th

Harmonious relationships are so important to our long-term health and happiness. Through Ayurveda we can learn to understand ourselves, and the others in our lives, at an elemental level. We’ll look at compatibility and/or challenges in various doshic (constitutional) combinations as they relate to communication styles, habits and instinctual preferences around home life, work, food, travel, finances, emotions, intimacy, and shared activities of various kinds. Whether you are a couple, or a group of friends, planning to live, collaborate, or travel together, your journey will be much smoother if you take Ayurveda’s wisdom along for the ride.


Ayurveda for Parenting
Sunday, October 11th

Isn’t it amazing how children in the same family can be so different? As parents, grandparents or caregivers, you’ll learn how to identify each child’s unique Ayurvedic constitution, or Dosha, which will give you a wealth of information about how to keep the children and young teens in your care healthy and happy. We’ll cover their strengths and challenges including sleep habits, learning styles, sports and activities that will give them the best chance to shine, the most beneficial food choices, daily and seasonal routines, and more.
 
 

This workshop series 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
Oct 11, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 4:30pm
$75.00
5 Sessions
$15.00
per Session
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Stress Relief Saturday with Tuesday Irby Virtual
Aug 22, 2020 - Dec 26, 2020
 

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
Sep 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
Date
Oct 24, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
Date
Nov 28, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
Date
Dec 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
$0.00
3 Sessions
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Bird-watching with Maria Elena
Sep 12, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
 
Join birdwatcher-extraordinaire Maria Elena Montero for a morning at Brookside Nature Center! She’ll lead two Saturday walks, Sept 12, Sept 19, and (JUST ADDED!) Oct 3 from 8-9:30am. This event is FREE, but please register.
  
Schedule
Date
Oct 3, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
8:00 - 9:00am
$40.00
4 Sessions
$10.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Resilience with Carol Mermey
Sep 20, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020
 

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
Oct 25, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Nov 22, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Dec 27, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
$249.00
8 Sessions
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Cultivating Clarity in Uncertain Times: A Virtual Retreat for Grounding and Inner Listening with Robin Carnes
Sep 25, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
 
We are swirling in troubled waters. We may feel overwhelmed, anxious, isolated, angry or despondent about the loss of a way of life. We may feel glad to have a break from busyness, with more time at home but wonder how long this will last. Important relationships and plans have been disrupted. We may have even lost someone dear to us.
 
It’s in times like these that the yogic teachings can support us most. By learning to welcome our entire humanity, all that arises, we can often find clarity regarding how best to care for ourselves and our world now, what is within our power to change, what is not, and our next right action.
 
Join Robin for a spirited, introvert/extrovert friendly, virtual retreat focusing on practices that open the heart, settle the mind, and ground the body so that we can reconnect with ourselves and our path in this world.

 
What you can expect:

- Groundrules and Exercises to Gather and Grow Safe Community
- iRest™ Yoga Nidra Meditation
- InterPlay™ - Practices to Access Body Wisdom via Improvisational Movement and Expression
- Creative Collage and Journaling
- Breath Practices
- Guided Meditation
- Breaks for Rest and Reflection

 
Hours: 12 hours over the weekend of September 25–27
 
 
Friday, September 25th
 
7–9p:
Retreat Opens
Welcome, Introductions
Intentions, Bedtime iRest Meditation


Saturday, September 26th

8–9a:
Morning breath and meditation practice

10–11:30a:
Qi Gong and iRest Yoga Nidra

3–5p:
Group Sharing and Art/InterPlay & Journallng

7–8p:

Group Sharing and Bedtime iRest Meditation

 
Sunday, September 27th

8–9a:
Morning breath and meditation practice
 
10–11:30a:
Qi Gong and iRest Yoga Nidra
 
2–4p:
Group Sharing and Art/InterPlay and Journaling
Retreat Closes

 
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
Sep 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
8:00 - 9:00am
Date
Sep 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 11:30am
Date
Sep 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Sep 27, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
8:00 - 9:00am
Date
Sep 27, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 11:30am
Date
Sep 27, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 4:00pm
$30.00
1 Session
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Yoga for Bone Health & Osteoporosis: Preventing & Reversing Bone Loss with Carol Mermey & Deborah Boggs
Sep 26, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020
 

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
Sep 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:30 - 4:00pm
$45.00
1 Session
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Autumn Harvest Workshop: Yoga, Qi Gong, & Meditation with James Foulkes
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
 

As we enter Autumn, we harvest the growth of Spring and Summer and, like the trees, bring our energy inward to lighten up and release old leaves we no longer need.

Autumn is the most potent season for intuition and vision and is associated with the Metal Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this workshop, we will focus on rejuvenating and invigorating the Organs and Meridians (energy channels) of the Metal Element - the Lungs and Intestines and the transmutation of their negative emotional characteristics.

The Metal energy of Autumn is an expression of new Yin. We will balance the Yin nature of gentle, cleansing asana stretches and breathwork with complementary Yang practices, whilst using meditation, journeying, and deep inward listening to open to our intuitive gifts.

Students of all levels 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
Oct 3, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:00 - 7:00pm
$0.00
1 Session
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Monthly Meet-up for Alumni of Overcoming Trauma and Anxiety workshops
Oct 4, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
 

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
Oct 4, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
$650.00
3 Sessions
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Accessible Yoga Training with Melanie Camellia
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
 

Join the Accessible Yoga Movement!

Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focusing on sharing yoga with all. The Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We'll focus on creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that yoga practice can be variated to suit students with disabilities and physical challenges as well as seniors.

We'll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way. You'll learn sample Accessible Yoga classes, chair yoga classes, and even bed yoga classes. We'll also look at ways of bringing the yoga teachings and meditation into your classes, and how all of yoga can be used to support health and healing for every body. We'll review some common medical conditions so that you have a basic understanding of these issues.

This course includes 9 additional hours of required pre-course homework that is to be completed before the start of the course. Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will receive 30 Yoga Alliance CE hours.

Limited scholarships are available; apply here. Application deadline for scholarships is September 1, 2020.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 20, 2020
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
12:30 - 8:30pm
Date
Nov 21, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 8:30pm
Date
Nov 22, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:30 - 8:30pm
$260.00
$320.00
4 Sessions
$75.00
per Session
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A Science-Based Approach to Sequencing with Trina Altman
Jan 23, 2021 - Jan 24, 2021
 

This workshop weekend is for movement educators as well as the general public.

It includes four workshops taught over the course of two days and will include the exercises and sequences from Trina’s new book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into the yoga studio. Participants may sign up for one or all of the workshops. However, it is highly recommended that you attend the first three workshops in preparation for the fourth one.

All four workshops are all-levels and qualify for Yoga Alliance CEC’s.

 

Workshop 1: Incorporating Somatics and Rolling Patterns in Classes
Saturday, January 23rd, 12:30–3:30p

Somatic exercises serve as regressions for traditional yoga poses and allow us to teach osteokinematics in a way that is embodied and down regulates the nervous system. This workshop will teach you how to select and sequence somatic exercises in supine, side lying, and prone to help your students improve movement patterns and prepare their bodies to navigate external load and asana.

You will learn how to:

- Incorporate somatic exercises into different styles of yoga classes, such as vinyasa and hatha.

- Create mini sequences that include non-linear movement in the transverse plane and rolling patterns that transition from lying down to seated.

- Prepare the body for seated, kneeling, and standing poses.

- Use feedback from the ground to improve proprioception for students who are hypermobile, experience joint discomfort, or struggle to sense where their joints are in space.

- Reduce feelings of stiffness or tightness through neuromuscular re-education.

 

Workshop 2: Using Primal Sequencing to Evolve Passive Postures into Active Movements
Saturday, January 23rd, 4:30–7:30p

Traditional asana involves many passive kneeling and seated positions. While this alone is not an issue, many of our students are not well adapted to sit on the floor and find it difficult or uncomfortable to assume these postures and transition to kneeling or standing. This workshop will give you strategies and mini sequences to incorporate into your classes to improve mobility, strength, and power in a way that is fun and challenging!

Learn how to:

- Use primal movement to reestablish better motor patterns by incorporating exercises that move through the early motor development stage.

- Flow together primal postures that relate to classical yoga asanas, including Sukhasana, Virasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana... and more!

- Use mobility drills and preparatory exercises to self assess for joint limitations and prepare the body for loading in end ranges of motion.

- Utilize bands, blankets, and blocks to adapt traditional kneeling and seated poses from passive to active ranges of motion.

- Incorporate animal locomotion movements, such as beast pose and gorilla hops into your classes.

 

Workshop 3: Applying Progressive Load and Control to Standing Transitions
Sunday, January 24th, 12:30–3:30p

Many standing poses involve holding one position at your end range of motion for a sustained period of time. While this may promote isometric strength at your end range, it doesn’t build strength in the transitions. This workshop will explore how to apply strength training principles, such as progressive overload to standing poses and transitions.

This workshop will teach you:

- How to prepare the body to transition through common vinyasa sequences, such as Warrior 2, Extended Side Angle Pose, and Half Moon with fluidity, stability, and ease.

- Preparatory exercises using resistance bands, cork blocks, and blankets as external load to build strength in standing transitions.

- Strategies to improve control and coordination in single leg balance movements.

 

Workshop 4: An Interdisciplinary Movement Approach to Yoga Sequencing
Sunday, January 24th, 4:30–7:30p

Are you struggling to connect the dots between yoga and all of the movement modalities that you’re studying? This workshop will teach you how to incorporate everything you’ve learned in the previous three workshops into full length classes. It will draw on the sequences outlined in my book Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into yoga studio.

During this workshop, we will also create sequences as a group and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers to create and practice teaching your own sequences.

Learn how to:

- Develop your critical thinking skills for sequencing your classes and private sessions.

- Expand your problem solving abilities when creating sequences and planning classes.

- Teach from a skills-based approach that prepares your students for asana and real life.

- Incorporate progressions and regressions to meet the different levels of the students in the room.

*Please note: it is highly recommended that you attend the first three workshops in preparation for this one.

  
Schedule
Date
Jan 23, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
Date
Jan 23, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Jan 24, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
Date
Jan 24, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 7:30pm
$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
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
6:45 - 8:45pm
Date
Apr 17, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm
Date
Apr 17, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
5:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Apr 18, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm
Date
Apr 18, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 8:00pm