Date: 09/20/2019

Time: 6:30-7:45 pm

Cost: $16 or 4 credits

Revel in the joy of movement in this energetic vinyasa practice. This class stokes Tapas, one of the Niyamas in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Tapas is simply defined as heat but may be better understood as burning enthusiasm, passion, and discipline all rolled into one. This fiery joy raises energy and burns away impurities and distractions leaving one in a peaceful, focused, euphoric reverie. Come flush out stagnant energy and stoke your inner flame in this jubilant, playful experience.<br /> <br />

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Date: 09/29/2019

Time: 2:00-3:15 PM

Cost: $16 or 4 credits

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.

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Date: 10/02/2019

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Cost: $60 or 16 Credits

This class is perfect for the beginning yoga student wishing to build on the foundations of yoga asana practice and philosophy that was established in Yoga 101 or other new yoga students who wish to extend their knowledge. Offered as a 4-week series of classes and specifically designed for those who are new to yoga practice, new postures will be introduced each week, including posture alignment details, breathwork and introduction of simple meditation practices. Each week will include a full 60 minute practice along with 15 minutes of discussion of new postures and techniques. All postures will be appropriate for new and advancing beginners.

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Date: 10/03/2019

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Cost: $60 or 16 credits

Learn how to intentionally connect with the ground energy and explore how to direct this current to create further opening within the yoga poses. Based on the foundation of this simple concept, alignment organically develops from the inside out and more energy is available to fuel your practice. When alignment blossoms intrinsically, our learning fires up and our potential grows. Tap into the wisdom of your body, give your analytical mind a rest and practice an experiential way of learning.

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Date: 10/04/2019

Time: 6:30-7:45 pm

Cost: $16 or 4 credits

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.

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Date: 10/05/2019

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 credits

Go beyond a superficial asana experience and reveal the deeper layers of our human experience. In this gentle, floor-based practice, we will use guided meditation techniques and slow, sliding and gliding movements to unlock and explore the sensations and emotions of the subtle body. Through this exploration, we will seek to access deeply embedded sensations and work to unfold them from the inside out. You will gain tools for cultivating a sensitive body awareness that will make room for the possibility of more potency and feeling in your asana practice and your everyday life. This workshop is open to all students. No previous experience required.

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Date: 10/08/2019

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Cost: $60 or 16 Pass Credits

Go beyond a superficial asana experience and reveal the deeper layers of our human experience.  In this floor-based practice, guided meditation techniques and slow, sliding and gliding movements are used to unlock and explore the sensations and emotions of the subtle body. Each week will focus on a different area of the body such as feet and legs, hips and low back, spine and shoulders, neck and head. The experience is taken deeper through extended time for deep rest and integration in savasana.  In this exploration, we will seek to access deeply embedded sensations and somatic patterns and unfold them from the inside out. You will gain tools for cultivating a deep and sensitive somatic awareness, making room for more potency and possibility of feeling in your asana practice and your everyday life. 

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Date: 10/19/2019

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 credits

Our busy modern lifestyles can create a sense of imbalance in our bodies, heart, and minds. This workshop will help you achieve and maintain a more balanced body--supporting alignment of your neuromuscular system--and overall better health and well being. Finding balance in your body is accomplished through recognizing common muscle imbalances that might be causing discomfort, practicing specific postures to correct imbalances, identifying habits that can pull your body out of balance, and learning what to stretch and what to strengthen in your body. Using the tools of asana practice, pranayama, and meditation, learn how to take your practice to a new level. By incorporating this information into your practice, you will be able to more precisely choose the postures most beneficial for your body.

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Date: 10/20/2019

Time: October 20-27, 2019

Cost: From $1338 plus travel

Join Susan Mathis on an epic week of yoga, meditation, study, and deep restoration at our first alleyCat group pilgrimage to Kripalu. Relax into the retreat atmosphere and restore yourself through daily yoga and meditation while drinking in Fall on the beautiful grounds of Kripalu while partaking of nurturing meals. Supported by powerful teachers, yoga practice and study will guide you into the heart of yoga. Choose from a 5-day Yoga and Deep Restoration Retreat with Jennifer Reis or a 5 day R & R Retreat, each followed by a weekend of The Practice of Loving Kindess led by Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope. Find deep connection to the roots of yoga at Kripalu and experience deep transformation, growth and restoration.

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Date: 10/25/2019

Time: 6:30-7:45 pm

Cost: $16 or 4 credits

In this Breathwork class we combine the simple, profound basic breath (inhale, exhale, repeat) with gentle yogic movements. Using this soft flow of breath dancing with calm movements, we create openness and space in the body and mind effortlessly. This moving meditation unravels the busyness of our mental chatter and releases the contraction of stress from the body, and we are left in the sweet, sacred inner space communing with our own deepest, true self.

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Date: 10/26/2019

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 Credits

True yoking and balance in the yoga practice is achieved when we honor and adapt our practice to meet the natural rhythms and changes of our bodies over time. As women, our bodies have a natural rhythm that ebbs and flows like the tides. This workshop is designed to teach the art of personal practice and to inspire students to adapt and modify practice to support all the phases of a woman's life. We will practice a sequence that will encompass dynamic and restorative yoga asanas and both open and strengthen the hips and pelvis while inviting deeper understanding of normal hormonal fluctuations. You will learn the how to approach your practice during different cycles and phases of your life and will be given basic posture adaptations and contraindications that are beneficial to use during menstruation, pregnancy, peri-menopause.

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Date: 11/02/2019

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 credits

There are many reasons to believe we are not worthy of self-compassion. By turning the tides and tending to the garden of compassion, we learn how to create inner peace where hate and resentment reside, creating joy where emptiness rests. Creating and practicing self-compassion ultimately leads to a deeper understanding of Self in a chaotic world. Join Chelsea for an interactive experience to identify personal blocks to self-compassion, tools to understanding and removing these blocks, and practices to continue cultivating self-compassion.

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Date: 11/05/2019

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Cost: $60

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. Beginning the practice of yoga will allow 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 and improve your mental outlook. No previous experience is necessary.

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Date: 11/06/2019

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Cost: $75

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice that is designed to foster you body's own healing response. Whether you suffer from a history of physical injury, emotional trauma, or simple have an interest in adapting postures to meet your body's needs, Therapeutic Yoga could be the practice for you. In this 4 week series you will learn the fundamental techniques of Therapeutic Yoga. Each week of the 4 week series we will address conditions in different areas of the body. Join us in cultivating a healing yogic experience.

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Date: 11/15/2019

Time: 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Cost: $135

Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice that resets the nervous system, opens the body and creates ease and quiet in the mind. Explore the power of deep rest and learn to facilitate a relaxing practice of stillness and deep rest in this 2 days training. Join us Friday evening and Saturday afternoon for this 6 hour training.

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Date: 11/22/2019

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Cost: $20 or 6 pass credits

Join Rebecca for a tranquil, slow-flowing class, uniting mind, body and breath by candlelight. This introspective practice strikes a balance between movement and stillness, strength and surrender, leaving you open, refreshed and at peace. Melt away tension with the simplicity and beauty of meditation in motion as you flow through this practice, and enjoy the benefits of letting go. We will practice postures, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation.

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Date: 12/07/2019

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 credits

Do you think of “calm” and “holidays” in the same sentence? Often the holiday season becomes filled with obligations, unmet expectations and stressful demands. However, intentional practices can transmute stress into ease. This workshop with teach you strategies for bringing more peace and joy into your life over the holiday season and into the new year. Take time for self-care to learn and practice short healing rituals that will carry you through the stressful holiday season. Create joyful space to celebrate, spend time with friends and family, and bring in the new year with an ease of heart and an open mind.

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