Date: 09/02/2018

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: 09/04/2018

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Cost: $60

Join Chelsea, a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, to ease anxious tension in your body, heart, and mind. This four-week series will leave you with a better understanding of what anxiety is, how it manifests in the mind and body, and what to do about it. These gentle practices are accessible to every level of practitioner covering yoga postures, breathing techniques, as well as other meditation methods. Through self-study, we can better apply these methods to be more effective in managing the inevitable stress of life. Chelsea welcomes all walks of life here!

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Date: 09/05/2018

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm

Cost: $60

This class is perfect for the new yoga student wishing to start at the beginning and learn the foundations of yoga asana practice and philosophy. Offered as a 4-week series of classes and specifically designed for those who are new to the practices of yoga the emphasis will be on developing body awareness – learning to notice and experience sensations in the body while doing basic yoga postures. 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: 09/07/2018

Time: Noon-1:00 pm

Cost: $40 or 12 Credits

Join Susan Mathis for a 6 class study of the inner structures of yoga, using Stephen's Cope's The Wisdom of Yoga as a guide to our discovery. This study will travel through many of the primary philosophical teachings of the yoga sutras and the 8 Limbed Path of Yoga. Using Cope's book as a backdrop, our book study will be partly lecture and partly conversational in nature, woven around different yoga teachings at each study. This is not a yoga or meditation practice class but is intended to deepen understanding of the yoga tradition outside of asana practice.

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Date: 09/14/2018

Time: 6:30-7:45 pm

Cost: $20 or 6 credits

This workshop will help cultivate a strong physical and emotional foundation. The root chakra is the first chakra and is the root of your being. It establishes the deepest connections with your physical body, environment, and the earth. The postures and breathwork included in this class, along with the accompanying essential oils, will promote grounding, creativity, and inner strength. Meditation and mantra work coupled with the tree oils and roots of Balance blend will assist in emotionally connecting with the lower body. Gifts from the oils and poses include calmness, patience, and a willingness to stay in one place.

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Date: 09/15/2018

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 credits

In addition to a gentle warm-up and and a few beginning poses, this class includes chanting, pranayama, restorative yoga poses, yoga nidra and meditation. A physically gentle class, it is often lead entirely on the floor. Both new and advanced students are welcome to come focus on the effects of yogic practices on the mind and awareness. Students seeking rejuvenation and calming will benefit from this practice.<br />

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Date: 09/21/2018

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: 10/03/2018

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: 10/06/2018

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $110

Mindfulness is not just about being aware, but using your awareness to instruct you in the cultivation of skillful behaviors, actions, and thoughts. In yoga it is called Svadhyaya, or self-study.  This niyama (or observance) is about studying what drives us and what shapes us. Join Lynn and Susan for a day to turn inward in silence, listening deeply to your inner voice.

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Date: 10/09/2018

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $60 or 16 Pass Credits

Meditation is a timeless practice with a wide spectrum of benefits. Put simply, meditation is a practice in which we train our minds to maintain a steady focus in order to strengthen our attention, deepen our awareness, and cultivate happiness, well-being, and a very stable peace of mind. In this 4 week series, we will learn, practice, and discuss this topic, creating a solid foundation for your personal meditation practice while sharing time in conscious community.

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Date: 10/12/2018

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: 10/13/2018

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 credits

Anxiety plagues many of us in crippling ways. Join Chelsea Olson, certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher (TIYT), to better understand: what is anxiety? How does anxiety manifest in our daily life? And what can we do about it? A blend of lecture and experiential practice, we will study the anatomy of anxiety and gently explore a variety of tools that can help us to take control of our inner peace. Open to all levels and all walks of life.

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Date: 10/20/2018

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $42 or 12 credits

Therapeutic Yoga is a specialized approach to healing that combines gentle and restorative yogic movements with breath-work, awareness, and assisted hands-on manual adjustments. It is different than physical therapy, or any other "treatment-focused" therapy, as it is designed to foster and promote your body’s own healing response, as opposed to “trying to fix” any problem or part of you. In this two-hour extended therapeutic yoga workshop, we will discuss and explore the architecture of the feet and their importance in relationship to the rest of your body. Common pathologies, including plantar fasciitis, bunions, achilles tendinitis, and shin splints along with their causes will be addressed, and you will learn a home-practice therapeutic repertoire that will bring life and vitality to your feet and your overall structure.

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Date: 10/27/2018

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $28 or 8 credits

Meditation offers many benefits to overall health, peace of mind and emotional well being. In meditation practice, steady focus on sensation, the breath, or an object offers the opportunity to find the stillness under the busyness of the mind. Put simply, meditation is a practice in which we train our minds to maintain a steady focus in order to strengthen our attention, deepen our awareness, and cultivate happiness, well-being, and stable peace of mind. In this 2 hour workshop, we will learn, practice, and discuss this topic, creating a solid foundation for your personal meditation practice while sharing time in conscious community.

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Date: 11/03/2018

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $40 or 12 Credits

The proper positioning of the shoulder blades on the spine is imperative for optimum vitality of the heart and lungs. All too often, with chronically seated habits and desk jobs, our bodies lose the integrity and tonicity of the muscles that hold these structures in place. Join Brockell in exploring the physiological relationship between the heart, lung, shoulders, and arms. We will explore the anatomical "heart - lung tree", common misalignments of the shoulder girdle, learn proper shoulder placement practice a sequence that is aimed at creating more mobility and stability in the shoulders themselves. Common pathologies, including frozen shoulder, will be discussed and you will learn how to bring more vitality and prana into your upper chest, heart, and lungs in your practice and in your life! 

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Date: 11/09/2018

Time: 6:30-7:45 pm

Cost: $20 or 6 credits

This workshop teaches radical gratitude, allowing us to see the gifts in one’s obstacles. Working with gentle backbends and opening the energy of the heart naturally brings one to a place of openness and appreciation. Essential oils such as lemon, wild orange, and sandalwood inspires joyful involvement in the present moment, reminds us of abundance, and allows us to assess where our heart is and challenges us to reorder our priorities to be in alignment with our highest selves.

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Movement, Meditation and Deep Relaxation

Date: 11/10/2017

Time: 1:30-5:30 pm

Cost: $70

Step out of the journey to achieve and into an afternoon of letting go. Join yoga teachers Susan Mathis and Jan Wheeler to experience the power of softness. Deep states of relaxation allow access to profound body intelligence and the wisdom of the mind-body connection. Using integrative practices designed to develop awareness and connection to body, breath and quiet mind, Jan and Susan will guide you into this state of openness and presence.

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Date: 12/01/2018

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, 90 minute 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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