Yin Yoga Extended Practice

Sunday, April 5, 2-3:15pm

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body.

Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium.

And as this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.

$16 or 4 credits

Led by Rebecca Peters, E-RYT 500

Rebecca’s classes bring awareness to the sweetness of the present moment through exploration of energetic movement and stillness. She believes yoga has the power to transform our lives and the lives of everyone we meet. Rebecca teaches to inspire students to connect with their inner resources of strength, compassion, and peace.

Register Here.  Click on the Sign Up Button on April 5

Yoga Nidra: Rest in Your True Nature

Saturday, February 22, 2-3:15 pm

Join Jan for an afternoon practice of deep rest and experience well-being. Yoga Nidra, an ancient yoga practice, is a method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation while remaining totally alert and aware. Yoga Nidra is practiced to reduce stress, overcome insomnia, solve personal problems, resolve trauma, and overcome fear, anger and depression. As well, it is an experience of inquiry and meditation designed to facilitate awakening to one’s true nature. Yoga Nidra is a reclining, guided mediation.

This special extended Yoga Nidra practice will include a guided yoga nidra practice and time for integration.

$16 or 4 credits

Jan Wheeler, RYT 200

As a licensed psychologist, in addition to being a certified yoga teacher, Jan brings to the yoga mat a keen understanding of how the mind affects the body. Her teaching style is warm and down-to-earth, inviting you to be more truly you. Jan’s warm and gentle style and is welcoming to all students.  Jan has trained extensively with Richard Miller in iRest Yoga Nidra and received her 200 hour training at Shoshoni.

Register Here. Click on the Sign Up Button on February 22

Kundalini Yoga 4 Week Series

Tuesdays, March 3 – 24

7:00-8:15 pm

Kundalini Yoga is a weave of the physical and spiritual. It is designed to strengthen the nervous and glandular systems while balancing the emotions and healing the psyche to create a more balanced, happier, and fit person. Practitioners often experience increased strength, flexibility and resilience as well as an increase in intuition and connection to Source. 

In this 4 week series we will explore Kundalini Yoga’s unique aspects of Breath Work, Meditations and Mantras as well as sequencing of exercises and poses to stay healthy, happy and fulfilled. Class begins with tuning in, warm-up, a Kriya (poetic sequence of exercises and poses for a multi-dimensional purpose), healing rest and a meditation or chant. The practices move at a gentle yet invigorating aerobic pace, with an ability to modify for beginning to advanced students.

$60 or 16 Pass Credits

Mark Beck RYT 500
Mark has over 10 years of Yoga experience and 1100 hours of training with International Kundalini Yoga teachers Ana Brett and Ravi Singh. Mark loves to encourage, uplift and facilitate each student’s experiences. In class Mark provides gentle, patient and knowledgeable guidance and often is often heard saying, “There’s a modification for that.” Mark is an avid Gong player. You can hear him play in workshops and longer Kundalini Yoga classes.

Register Here. Click on the Sign Up Button On March 3

 

Yoga 101 4 Week Series for Beginners

Thursday, March 5 – 26

7:00-8:15 pm

4 Week Series

This class is designed for the new yoga student wishing to start at the beginning and learn the foundations of yoga asana, breath work and philosophy. Offered as a 4-week series and designed for those who are new to the practices of yoga, the emphasis will be on learning yogic breathing and common yoga postures while developing body awareness. We will study alignment and techniques for common postures, building the practice from the ground up in a safe manner suitable to beginners.

A regular yoga practice allows you to:

  • establish a deeper inner spiritual connection
  • stabilize your emotional responses
  • develop focus and concentration
  • release stress
  • build strength
  • increase flexibility
  • improve your posture
  • prevent injuries
  • improve your mental outlook
  • strengthen your immune system

No previous experience is necessary. This class is for every body type, level of strength and flexibility. Come as you are.

$60 for the series  Registration is required.

Led by Luna Langer, DYT 200 

Register for Yoga 101 Week 1

Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

Thursday, February 27- Sunday, March 1

The Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is designed for yoga practitioners wishing to share their passion for yoga with children. The mission of our training is to combine knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice with yoga philosophy and experiential learning. We believe that this is the key to developing confident, knowledgeable teachers who are prepared to take yoga to the children in their community. This certification program will provide you with the knowledge, tools and experience to begin teaching fun, creative, imaginative and child-focused yoga in your classroom, yoga studio or community setting.

Level 1-Foundations Training is focused on teaching children ages 3-11 and is appropriate for those looking to bring yoga into their current work with children. As the foundations piece to the 95 Hour Training Program, this training is the first step for those interested in teaching yoga to children. This enjoyable and engaging training will deepen your own practice and knowledge of yoga in addition to providing an integral foundation in understanding child development and how yoga promotes the growth and development of each child. 

Training Schedule: Thursday 8:30-5:00, Friday, 8:30-5:30, Saturday 8:30-5:30, Sunday 9:00-4:00

Led by Susan Mathis, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP

Founder and Director of Yoga to Grow

Susan Head ShotSusan began her intensive study of yoga at the Kripalu Center in 2001, completing both the 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga. Susan is also a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher. She continues to deepen her study of the practices of yoga through the 1000 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu Center. A former Kindergarten and Preschool teacher, Susan worked for the Parents as Teachers program from 1990 to 2009, serving for over 10 years as a National Trainer for the program. As an early childhood educator for the past 29 years, Susan has a deep understanding of a child’s natural desire for exploration and movement. 

Learn More and Register Here

Restorative Yoga

Sunday, February 23, 2:00-3:15 PM

Restorative yoga is a specialized practice for those who desire deep relaxation, rest, nurturing and restoration. Restorative class will have a contemplative, restful energy and aim to enhance freedom in the body while calming the nervous system and grounding you energetically. This special manner of practicing utilizes bolsters, cushions, blankets and chairs to completely support the body through a selected sequence of postures. The body then deeply relaxes while the posture is being held. All of the benefits of yoga are received without any expenditure of energy.

Please bring a blanket with you. Please register for this class as enrollment is limited to 15 students.

$16 or 4 credits

Led by Luna Langer, RYT 200

Luna believes in the power of yoga to transform the chaos of a hectic, modern life into an experience filled with deep meaning, connection and learning. She uses the physical posture practice to cultivate awareness and focus, develop mental and emotional strength and flexibility, with the ultimate goal of deepening our connection with our own inner wisdom.

Register Here.  Click on the Sign Up Button On February 23

Friday Night Restorative Yoga

Friday, March, 13, 6:30-7:45 pm

Restorative yoga is a specialized practice for those who desire deep relaxation, rest, nurturing and restoration. Restorative class will have a contemplative, restful energy and aim to enhance freedom in the body while calming the nervous system and grounding you energetically. This special manner of practicing utilizes bolsters, cushions, blankets and chairs to completely support the body through a selected sequence of postures. The body then deeply relaxes while the posture is being held. All of the benefits of yoga are received without any expenditure of energy.

$16 or 4 credits

Led by Susan Mathis, E-RYT 500

Register Here. Click on the Sign Up Button on March 13