Fundamentals of Yoga
Our Beginner Package is designed to make even the most tentative yoga wannabe comfortable enough to begin to drop in on classes. It includes our four-session Fundamentals of Yoga workshop, one month of unlimited yoga and a 1/2 hour private consult. Select the session of Fundamentals of Yoga that works best for you in order to register and purchase the package.
Teachers: Sabine Scholes, Aly Moore
Dates: Sundays Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 187
Times: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
TEACHER: Cawood Fitzhugh
Dates: Tuesdays, Mar 13, 20, 27 and April 10
Time: 7:15 – 8:45pm
Teacher: Cawood Fitzhugh
Cost: $110 through Mar 3; $125 after
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAR 9 AT MIDNIGHT.
Teachers: Sarah and Mike Keenan
Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm
As a newlywed couple, we have been exploring activities away from screens and noisy bars, meaningful and balanced energy exchanges and ways to both strengthen ourselves in body, mind, and spirit, while getting to know one another on deeper levels. We have found in our personal experience that we connect in a gentle, slow-paced practice. We would love to share our practice with those who may wish to engage with one another in a more unique social setting.
This Partner Yoga Workshop consists of gentle, floor-based stretching and breathing with a partner.
The intention is to establish yourself in your breath, your body, your space, and your presence, then to add in the partner component.
Stretches will be gradual and soft, artfully guiding your bodies to move together. The stretching will be done with respect for your own body and that of your partner. Transitions and poses will be done slowly, to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone. We will be teaching from our own personal experiences, offering modifications and using props to guide us into our own personal alignment.
This practice is an exercise in communication and honesty; the chance to know ourselves and our partner in a deeper, more intimate way that reveals our true light, in the reality of what we are.
TEACHER: Aly Moore
Dates: Saturdays, February 24 and March 3
Time: 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Early bird: $70 through 2/17
Registration deadline: February 20 at midnight
Many of us struggle with mood and energy, experiencing either lethargy, that contributes to the blues, or physical agitation that feeds anxiety, or swings between the two extremes. Explore tools to regulate your moods and physical energy by exercising more control over your breath.
Session 1: Calming and Soothing. We'll explore methods of breathing in combination with very gentle movement and postures that stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety.
Session 2: Energizing
We'll explore methods of breathing in combination with very gentle movement and postures that ease fatigue, lethargy and the blues.
Hatha Yoga with Alexander Technique Series
TEACHER: Gina Kelley
Dates: Sundays, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Teacher: Gina Kelley
Cost: $110 through Feb 21; $125 after
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1st, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT
Earlybird pricing $110 before 2/22/18
Registration Deadline March 1, 2018!
What students are saying about Alexander Technique + Yoga:
``Working with Gina, I have developed an appreciation for Alexander Technique and the important role it plays in posture and life long body alignment. I have benefited greatly from Gina’s style of Alexander Technique Yoga. I find the postures and the mindful manner that she utilizes to teach permeating my other physical and work activities throughout my day.”
``I look forward to feeling empowered, peaceful and restful after your instruction. Keep working your magic!
Gina Kelley, M.AmSAT, E-RYT, has been a mindfulness educator since 2002, and teaches both the Alexander Technique and a unique blend of alignment-based flow yoga. She creates a welcoming and supportive environment for a diverse range of students in her yoga classes and in her private Alexander practice, with a focus on helping students find greater balance, ease, joy, and freedom in movement. Gina is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique Teacher, having completed 1600 hours of training over 3 years. Her yoga education includes trainings in vinyasa yoga, yin and restorative yoga, and therapeutic uses of yoga.
TEACHER: Amy Weintraub
Dates: Monday, April 9th,
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Room: Forest Studio
Early Bird pricing until March 5th: $60
This Introductory Workshop with the author of Yoga for Depression & Yoga Skills for Therapists, Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP is for everyone, including students, yoga teachers and health professionals who want to learn techniques not offered in regular yoga classes for using yoga as an adjunct therapy for mood management, trauma recovery and healing the broken heart. LifeForce Yoga® practices Amy will Lead: Mudras, Mantras, Pranayama Breathing, Guided Imagery, Accessible Postures and Meditations for the Ruminating Mind.
Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 25 years. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton) and numerous articles and book chapters. Amy is involved in ongoing research on the impact of Yoga on mood. Her evidence-based Yoga protocol for managing mood is used in health care settings globally and is featured on the LifeForce Yoga series, an award-winning library of evidence-based yoga and meditation CDs and DVDs for mood management. She maintains an archive of news and research on the web site, www.yogafordepression.com