Meditations in Motion: Yoga & Meditation Mini Series
May
23
to Jun 20

Meditations in Motion: Yoga & Meditation Mini Series

Meditations in Motion

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm

May 16 – June 20

Welcome in the light of summer! As we gradually move towards the Summer Solstice, take time to prepare your body, mind and heart for the fullness of this most welcome season. Each class will focus on a specific meditation technique that will be woven into a variety of flowing asana sequences.  We’ll experience a  profound inner harmony as we unite the body, mind and breath.  Through this practice of deep inward turning, we ready ourselves for opening into summer’s abundant radiance. 

May 16            Breath-centered meditation

May 23            Mantra meditation

May 30            Loving Kindness meditation

June 6             Mudra meditation

June 13           Visualization meditation

June 20           Pause meditation

*included with all memberships & class passes. $20 single class

teachers to be announced 

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Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Workshop for Partners
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Workshop for Partners

Sunday May 6th 1-4pm or Saturday June 30th 1-4pm 

with Beth Donnelly Cabán 

$75 per couple per workshop

Spaces are limited, please register early

REGISTER HERE

In this workshop, you will learn a variety of labor coping strategies, and partners gain practical physical and emotional labor support skills. We will explore positions, movement and rhythms that influence fetal position, encourage progress, and ease pain in labor. We will bring attention to the breath and explore ways that you might use it to steady and calm the mind, induce relaxation, and energize the body. We will work with  touch – massage, counter pressure, acupressure points  - as means to support comfort, facilitate progress, and relieve pain.  When the mind is free of tension and fear, the body is able to give birth with greater ease.  We will practice relaxation techniques and visualizations for labor and birth and examine the universal needs of laboring women. Other topics we will discuss include the use of heat and/or cold for comfort, eating and drinking as essential labor support, and the benefits of water. This workshop includes practices to do at home and a bibliography.

Beth Donnelly Cabán is a registered nurse and yoga teacher who has worked with people in promoting health and wellness for more than twenty years. She is a childbirth educator and doula, and has taught hundreds of childbirth education, newborn and infant care, and breastfeeding classes, and has attended over 150 births. She has trained with Janet Balaskas and Michel Odent at the Active Birth Centre in London and Ina May Gaskin and company at the Farm in Tennessee. 

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Chakra Yoga Workshop
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Chakra Yoga Workshop

RESCHEDULED to SEPTEMBER 23

“...BY TURNING, TURNING

WE COME ROUND RIGHT...” a Shaker song

Life - prana - the energy of the universe moves through you.

Lines of energy meet and spin along the central channel of you.

Chakra yoga is a way to consciously connect with those energy centers

and use them to find more balance and comfort in our daily lives.

 

With sound and color, mudra and mantra, asana and

meditation, we’ll explore how life force flows through us,

and how to connect with and balance prana as it spins the

wheels of our lives.

$45 ($40 for ys members/students/seniors)

all levels welcome

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Yoga Book Series with Carolyn Ruzsala & Meghan Wasiak
Jun
7
7:15 PM19:15

Yoga Book Series with Carolyn Ruzsala & Meghan Wasiak

How do you live a life of spiritual awakening and fully experience your full inner feminine energy? According to the sages of Tantra, when you follow the path of Shakti – the sacred feminine principle personified by the goddesses of yoga – these gifts will be abundant to you. In Awakening Shakti, we will read about the yoga goddesses including Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati as well as meditations, visualizations, mantras, and teachings. Meghan and Carolyn encourage you read about the goddesses that speak to you.  During our meeting, we will discuss our favorite goddesses and incorporate gentle asanas and meditations that focus on the healing power of Goddess energy. 

Book Title: Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton

$10 per yoga book meeting/$25 for all three yoga book meetings

sign up ahead online here or just drop in on the day! 

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Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Workshop for Partners
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Workshop for Partners

Sunday May 6th 1-4pm or Saturday June 30th 1-4pm 

with Beth Donnelly Cabán 

$75 per couple per workshop

Spaces are limited, please register early

REGISTER HERE

In this workshop, you will learn a variety of labor coping strategies, and partners gain practical physical and emotional labor support skills. We will explore positions, movement and rhythms that influence fetal position, encourage progress, and ease pain in labor. We will bring attention to the breath and explore ways that you might use it to steady and calm the mind, induce relaxation, and energize the body. We will work with  touch – massage, counter pressure, acupressure points  - as means to support comfort, facilitate progress, and relieve pain.  When the mind is free of tension and fear, the body is able to give birth with greater ease.  We will practice relaxation techniques and visualizations for labor and birth and examine the universal needs of laboring women. Other topics we will discuss include the use of heat and/or cold for comfort, eating and drinking as essential labor support, and the benefits of water. This workshop includes practices to do at home and a bibliography.

Beth Donnelly Cabán is a registered nurse and yoga teacher who has worked with people in promoting health and wellness for more than twenty years. She is a childbirth educator and doula, and has taught hundreds of childbirth education, newborn and infant care, and breastfeeding classes, and has attended over 150 births. She has trained with Janet Balaskas and Michel Odent at the Active Birth Centre in London and Ina May Gaskin and company at the Farm in Tennessee. 

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Jai Hanuman Yoga Workshop
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Jai Hanuman Yoga Workshop

with Lisa Leizman 

Saturday April 28th 3-5pm

$45 ($40 YS members) 

Sign up here

Happy Birthday Hanuman!
You, with the serpentine tail, crooked jaw
and a heart full of life.
You, who delight in hearing all of the stories
that we tell about you. 
You, who live as long as love itself. Hanuman-- 
beloved monkey, devoted friend, brave and
vulnerable and wise.  

Join us to celebrate Hanuman as we explore the
great adventure that is his life. 
Through asana, philosophy, pranayama and
meditation (and, of course, some monkey business…), 
we will enter the extraordinary heart of Hanuman-- 
abundant, wonderful and beating forever within us all.

all levels welcome  

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Yoga Book Series with Carolyn Ruszala & Joia Hutchinson
Apr
26
7:15 PM19:15

Yoga Book Series with Carolyn Ruszala & Joia Hutchinson

“Stay open for signs from the universe, and show up for the assignments that are brought to you."  ~Gabby Bernstein, from The Universe Has Your Back

 Joia Hutchinson  and Carolyn Ruszala are huge fans of Gabby Bernstein and can’t wait to discuss The Universe Has Your Back with you.  During our meeting, we will incorporate a gentle yoga practice based on the themes of the book, discuss the stories and mantras, and empower one another to live our lives with love on and off the mat knowing the universe has our back. 

Book Title: The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein 

$10 for one yoga book meeting, $25 for all three yoga book meetings

sign up ahead online here or just drop in on the day! 


Upcoming Dates: 

Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 7:15-8:15 PM with Carolyn Ruszala and Meghan Wasiak with Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton

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Aromatherapy & Restorative Yoga Workshop
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Aromatherapy & Restorative Yoga Workshop

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Join  Lisa Leizman, Luahn Page & Joia Hutchinson  for this
extended practice of deep restorative  yoga  and luxurious
aromatherapeutic treatment. 
Through yoga postures and essential oil-based skin
care, we will deepen and enhance our physical
experience. The result is deep rest and a reprieve
from stress to leave you  feeling the sense of
balance and rejuvenation.  

Saturday, March 17th

3-5:30pm 

$65 (60 for members) 

pre-registration required - no day of drop in

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Step into Your Greatness: 8 Week Intensive with Sara Rose*
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Step into Your Greatness: 8 Week Intensive with Sara Rose*

It’s 2018: what is your vision of who you want to BE this year and in your life?

Are you curious how yoga can support you to be more of who you are and help you grow into who you want to become? Do you enjoy conversation and contemplation about the things that matter most to you? The powerful and nourishing practices of yoga will immerse us in quiet and strength where we will attune more fully to our inner guidance. Weekly themes, guided meditations and writing exercises will stir our creativity in order to bring the power of yoga off the mat and into the most important parts of our lives. This unique group lends support for moving the conversation of yoga forward as we address the very real challenges of our personal and collective lives.

**UPDATED START DATE AND COURSE LENGTH**

Wednesdays 

March 14- May 9th 

6-8pm 

$315/$280 YS Members

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Partner Yoga with Chandra Cantor
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

Partner Yoga with Chandra Cantor

Come together with playful yet challenging ways to deepen and expand your practice. This deep yet gentle workshop will introduce you to some wonderfully effective ways to experience yoga with a partner. Sign up with a spouse, partner, friend or neighbor… or just by yourself and we will partner you up with someone at the workshop.

$45 (40 for members) 

click here to sign up

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Yoga Book Series with Carolyn Ruszala & Beth Tascione
Feb
15
7:15 PM19:15

Yoga Book Series with Carolyn Ruszala & Beth Tascione

"Control" by Judith Lasater 

Join Carolyn (teaches yin & restorative yoga) and Beth (teaches flow & restorative yoga) for our first yoga book meeting at Yoga Sanctuary. We will discuss the inspiring and practical essay entitled “Control” from Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater. Lasater is best known for teaching restorative yoga and being one of the founders of Yoga Journal. So of course, we will practice restorative yoga poses in this book meeting and end with a sweet savasana!

Copies of the article will be available at the front desk.

$10 for one yoga book meeting, $25 for all three yoga book meetings 

sign up ahead online here or just drop in on the day! 


Upcoming dates: 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 7:15-8:15 PM with Carolyn Ruszala and Joia Hutchinson with The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein 

Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 7:15-8:15 PM with Carolyn and Meghan with Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton

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Bringing Wisdom: Stories of the Forest Goddess with Douglas Brooks
Feb
2
to Feb 4

Bringing Wisdom: Stories of the Forest Goddess with Douglas Brooks

Join Douglas Brooks for a weekend of compelling
stories of the Great Goddess called Brahmachamundeshvari  and conversation about living in a world that challenges us and life that invites us to enter
the forest with wisdom, the power of the heart and
mind to fathom what is possible and necessary.
We need the wisdom of the forest more than ever
and here we find the resources and tools for making
our journey forward.  

No previous knowledge is expected or required.  
Bring an open mind and a willing heart.

Register online here 

$185/$165 YS Members for full weekend

Individual sessions: 

$55/50 members for Friday  

$110/100 members for Saturday 

$55/50 members for Sunday

Schedule:  

FRIDAY 6-8:30pm

SATURDAY 11-5 (1 hour break mid session)

SUNDAY 11-1:30pm

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Yin Yoga & Reiki Workshop
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Yin Yoga & Reiki Workshop

A yin yoga class infused with reiki.
In yin yoga, poses are held for longer periods of time, 
up to several minutes. 
Carolyn will invite students to breathe
and relax into the poses while Meghan offers reiki. 
Come experience this unique blend of
yin yoga + reiki class filled with love and kindness. 

sign up online here 

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Solstice Yoga Workshop with Sara Rose
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Solstice Yoga Workshop with Sara Rose

As we approach winter solstice, nature beckons us to slow down, turn inside, honor our journeys and dream of the new year ahead. Come settle into a deep practice that will nourish your body, mind and heart. A sweet blend of twists, hip openers and forward bends, along with some heart-opening, restful and restorative poses, breathing and meditation will lead us into the quiet space of our souls. 

Give yourself the gift of this experience and better yet share it with a friend and come together.

All levels welcome

$45/$40 YS Members

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Replenish Your Soul: Restorative & Reiki
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Replenish Your Soul: Restorative & Reiki

with Beth Tascione 

Saturday, December 9 3-5pm 

This is the perfect balance to the busy-ness of life. Join us for 2 delicious hours of supported, relaxing yoga poses. In this workshop you will learn restorative yoga set-ups that you can do at home as well as basic Reiki self-care practices that you can do anywhere. Experience how these two healing modalities can work together to help you relieve tension and stress, support your overall well-being, and leave you feeling blissed out!

Register here online or by phone 413.585.9642

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Partner Yoga
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Partner Yoga

with Chandra Cantor 

Sunday, November 19 3-5pm 

Come together with playful yet challenging ways to deepen and expand your practice. This workshop will introduce you to some wonderfully effective ways to experience yoga with a partner. Sign up with a spouse, partner, friend or neighbor… or just by yourself and we will partner you up with someone at the workshop.

Register here online or by phone. 

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Being in Transition: A Deeper Exploration of Therapeutic Vinyasa
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Being in Transition: A Deeper Exploration of Therapeutic Vinyasa

with Erin Haenlin 

Saturday, October 21  3-5pm 

Do you struggle with transitions? 
Would you like to experience practical tools that can help
ground you in both small and large transitions-whether
it’s a life change, seasonal change or something
in between?
We will work with standing and seated poses, meditation
and connective tissue work as ways to settle into the
liminal spaces that we experience everyday.
Inviting curiosity, we’ll use these tools of embodiment so
that we can become more comfortable in the transitional
spaces  in both our formal and informal mindfulness practices. 

Pre-registration required. Register online here or by phone 413-585-9642

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Mindful Meditation 8 Week Series with Meghan Wasiak
Oct
17
to Dec 5

Mindful Meditation 8 Week Series with Meghan Wasiak

Tuesdays, October 17th - December 5th 

7:30pm-8:30pm

Over the course of this 8 week series, you will
develop skills to practice meditation in a
supportive environment and to integrate
mindfulness into your daily life.  Humor and love
will support students throughout each class. 
Please join us whether you have meditated before
or are experienced with meditation. 
It is encouraged to sign up and attend the full
series, however drop ins are always welcome. 

$96 for 8 week series ($15 drop in) 

 

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Embodyoga: Balancing Stability & Mobility with the Body-Mind
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Embodyoga: Balancing Stability & Mobility with the Body-Mind

with Onatah (Brittany) Stoll

Saturday, September 23rd  1-3pm

In Yoga practice we are looking for direct experience of balance, wholeness and unity. The goal of Yoga is not to just become flexible, nor is it to be able to get up into a handstand. It is the relationship of the Whole we are after. Through practice and self inquiry we can learn to accept the whole spectrum of who we are and find the balance of freedom and support through all layers of the body. Through this embodied inquiry we will look deeper into our anatomy with curiosity and awe. Come see yourself in a new light. All levels are welcome.

Pre-registration required. Sign up online here or by phone at 413.585.9642

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Step into Your Greatness: 10 Week Intensive with Sara Rose
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Step into Your Greatness: 10 Week Intensive with Sara Rose

Are you ready to THRIVE? Are you curious how yoga can support you to be more of who you are and help you grow into who you want to become? Do you enjoy conversation and contemplation about the things that matter most to you? The powerful and nourishing practices of yoga will immerse us in quiet where we will attune more fully to our inner guidance. Weekly themes, guided meditations and writing exercises will stir our creativity in order to bring the power of yoga off the mat and into the most important parts of our lives. For yogis and seekers, yoga teachers or those who aspire, lovers of life and anyone ready for a safe space to practice, dream and be.

Intensive will include: 1hr 15min Asana (yoga) practice, Weekly and Inspiring themes and intentions, meditation and guided writing exercises. 

Wednesdays 

September 20 - November 29 (no class November 22) 

6-8pm

$395/$350 YS Members

Registration required by September 15th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

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Yoga Monkey Kids Summer Camp
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Yoga Monkey Kids Summer Camp

June 26-30th, 2017

This spirited camp for children, led by Sara Rose, will weave yoga and creative movement, mythic storytelling, creatiive crafts and games into one fun and enchanting week!  We will learn about mythic heros such as Hanuman, the great monkey, and Ganesha, the elephant, practice their poses, and see how we all have greatness inside.  Come play, learn, and grow strong from the inside out!

no previous yoga experience needed

 

for ages 5-10

$280* includes a t-shirt 

limited to 12 kids . pre-registration required. Click here to register

**$50 non-refundable deposit, full payment due June 1st
               refund policy: no refunds after May 15

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Jai Hanuman!
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Jai Hanuman!

with Lisa Leizman E-RYT 200

Who are you? You, with the serpentine tail, crooked jaw
and a heart full of life. You, who delight in hearing all of
the stories that we tell about you. You, who live as long
as love itself. Who are you? You are Hanuman!-- beloved
 monkey, devoted friend, child of the wind. 
In this workshop, we will gather to celebrate Hanuman’s
birthday as we explore the great adventure that is his life. 
Through asana, philosophy, pranayama, meditation
(and, of course, some monkey business…), we will enter the
extraordinary heart of Hanuman-- abundant, full of wonders
and beating forever inside of us all. 
This is a workshop for all levels.

$45/40 YS members 

register online here

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Aromatherapy & Restorative Yoga Workshop
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Aromatherapy & Restorative Yoga Workshop

with Lisa Leizman, Joia Hutchinson, Luahn Page

Join us for this extended practice of deep restorative
 yoga asana and luxurious aromatherapeutic treatment. 
Through yoga postures and essential oil-based skin
care, we will deepen and enhance our physical
experience. The result is deep rest and a reprieve
from stress. Leave feeling the sense of balance and
rejuvenation. This is an "olfactory" experience! 
Please expect to be exposed to scents, guided and
supported in basic restorative yoga poses and breathing
 techniques. Please wear clothing that may be exposed
to lotion or essential oils and bring an extra pair of socks
 (preferably cotton).

$45/40 YS members 

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. No day of drop in. Click here to register. 

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A Philosophy Weekend with Douglas Brooks
Mar
10
to Mar 12

A Philosophy Weekend with Douglas Brooks

What shall we do now?
A Practice for a New Conversation:
The Great Goddess of the Serpents, Mānasā Durga, and the Sarpa-Drshti

Events have brought us to a conversation that leads us further into the shadows of our human experience. We grieve and rage, we feel a vulnerability that compares only to our most personal and collective fears, and there is no promise that "everything will be okay." We need ways to find ourselves inside and out so that we can take the next steps to tell our stories and protect ourselves from those who would silence us. We are searching for our voices and this "difficult going" does not leave us helpless or alone. Our focus is a form of the Great Goddess named Manasa, the Mind Born One, who wears serpents in her hair and holds within her the empowerment of the shadow. We will learn a practice of the Manasa Durga, the Goddess of Difficult Going. The practice is called sarpa drishti, the "serpent's vision" which takes us deeply into our places where we feel most vulnerable but also most resourceful and empowered. We will open that to that place where we can focus our rage, reach more deeply into empathy and inclusion, and take seriously the very real changes and threats before us. We are not alone or helpless. Quite the contrary. We know this is real and we need all the resources we can muster. We will learn mantra, meditation, and teachings to take us deeper so that we can emerge breathing and moving forward.

Schedule and Pricing: 

Friday 6-8:30pm $50

Saturday 12 -4pm $80

Sunday 10:30-1pm $50

Full Weekend $185/$170 YS members  

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Kids Yoga Series
Mar
5
3:00 PM15:00

Kids Yoga Series

Through games, theme activities, storytelling, music, 
and art, this class will be a fun and safe space for
children to feel comfortable in their bodies and
connect with their natural energy. Classes will
explore yoga poses for strength, flexibility, and
balance using breathing exercises, visual imagery
and relaxation techniques.
Come play, learn and share with yoga!
No yoga experience needed. For ages  5-10

Sundays  3-4pm

March 5- April 16 ( no class 3/26) 

$84 for 6 week series*

registration required click here to register 

*drop in for first class only, no makeup classes

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Kid's Yoga
Feb
26
3:00 PM15:00

Kid's Yoga

Through games, theme activities, storytelling, music, 
and art, this class will be a fun and safe space for
children to feel comfortable in their bodies and
connect with their natural energy. Classes will
explore yoga poses for strength, flexibility, and
balance using breathing exercises, visual imagery
and relaxation techniques.
Come play, learn and share with yoga!
No yoga experience needed. For ages  5-10

Saturday Feb 26th 

3-4:15pm 

$15/$10 for sibling 

click here to sign up!

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Restorative Yoga & Reiki Workshop
Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Restorative Yoga & Reiki Workshop

with Beth Tascione, RYT-200 and Reiki Master 

Sat Feb 4, 2017

3-5pm

$45/$40

This is the perfect balance to the busy-ness of life. 
Join us for 2 hours of fully supported, deeply relaxing
yoga poses.  In this workshop,  you will learn restorative yoga
set-ups that you can do at home as well as a basic Reiki self-care
routine that you can do anywhere.  Experience how these
two healing modalities can work together to help you
relieve tension and stress, support your overall well-being
and leave you feeling blissed out!
 

register online here

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New Year's Yoga: Repose, Reflect, Regenerate, Rejoice!
Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Yoga: Repose, Reflect, Regenerate, Rejoice!

Saturday, Dec 31st 2016

with Sara Rose

10am-12pm 

$35/$30 YS Members

As 2016 winds down and nature’s darkness embraces us, 
the storms of the outer world stir our hearts.Together we will
gather in the warmth of community, on the last day of the year, 
to honor what has been and envision the world we want to
co-create. We will celebrate our blessings, honor our challenges
and grieve our losses. As we let go, we turn our hearts to the
new year and all of its possibilities. We will invoke
Ganesha- the mythic elephant -headed god who represents
 the auspiciousness of new beginnings and invites us to be
grounded in what matters to us most as we transition into
 the new and expand into an ever greater version  of ourselves.
This mixed level class will balance opening, energizing
and grounding sequences with ample relaxation and meditation
time in which to contemplate your intentions for the NewYear* 
(There will be the option of writing or extra restorative poses- 
bring a journal if you like to write!)

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Yoga Solstice Workshop with Sara Rose
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Yoga Solstice Workshop with Sara Rose

As we approach winter solstice, 
nature beckons us to slow down,turn
inside, and dream of the new year ahead. 

Come prepared to deeply engage your
body,mind and heart in a practice that
will nourish, calm and warm you from
the inside out.

This is a time to listen,feel and dream; 
to plant your desires in the dark womb of
winter.

Saturday, December 17th 2016 

3-5pm 

$45/40 for YS members

register online here 

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Art of Yoga Immersion
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Art of Yoga Immersion

Love yoga?
Want more?
Join us for the Art of Yoga Immersion!
Taught by Sara Rose and Lisa Leizman

For those of you who long to deepen your study of yoga, we are delighted to offer the 4-month Art of Yoga Immersion program.

Saturdays 10am-5pm with 1hr lunch break

September 17: Ganesha and the Art of New Beginnings
Oct 8: Durga and the Art of Igniting Courage
November 5: The Bhagavad Gita and Krishna- The Art of Action
December 3: Kali and Laksmi- The Art of Expression

$145 for single day
$550 for all 4 immersions

 

 

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