New Year, New You: Essential Oils 101
with Deb Mix of Willow Creek Yoga
Sunday, January 14, 2018 • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Dipping your toes into the Essential Oils world can be a little mind-boggling. How do they work? How do you use them? Are they really safe? Is this just snake oil? And then with so many options, knowing WHAT to use leaves a lot of people not using anything at all. We’d like to help you with that. You can register to join us and learn what they are, how they work, how you can use them to feel better, live better, and even smell better! And go home with your very own make & take roll-on!
with Shelly McIntosh
Sunday, January 14, 2018 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Yoga nidra means “yogic sleep”. In this class, you’ll relax in a reclined position as Shelly guides you through a meditative experience designed to bring you into a state of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses). The equivalent of 6 hours of sleep, this class will help reduce stress, anxiety and tension. No yoga experience is necessary.
Restore and Renew: Mindfulness for Mind, Body, and Heart
with Lucia Ingraldi
Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Come out to this healing workshop and learn the 3 R’s: Relax, Reconnect and Recommit! Find your inner self that you may have lost while your everyday needs and duties have consumed your life. Find that peaceful state of mind.
Develop an achievable daily mind and body practice.
We will learn and practice breathing techniques, therapeutic yoga flows, meditation, whole body balancing and positivity techniques. We will also incorporate basic essential oils for coping and managing life’s stressors. Through practice we will learn to place ourselves first, pause and focus on our own care and well being—to learn to be the best we can be.
“In order to give our ALL and our BEST we MUST give to ourselves first”
Restorative Yoga by Candlelight
with Karen Kapus
Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 6:30pm – 8:30pm
As the days become shorter and colder, our bodies naturally crave slowing down and yet we often get busier and ignore this urge. Restorative yoga is a completely passive practice that utilizes props to support our bodies in all of the poses to aid in complete relaxation. By relaxing our muscles, lowering our heart rate, and allowing our nervous system to slow down, restorative yoga helps us to balance our fast-paced lifestyles. As we find stillness in the pose we allow for healing, both physically and mentally, which ultimately supports us in being more focused and effective. Restorative is accessible to people of all ages and skill-levels.
Reserve your space! Only 16 spots available. Feel free to wear your pjs!
Introduction to Meditation
with Jennifer Veale
Saturday, February 3, 2018 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Learn to direct your attention, let go of stress, release negativity, and find a deeper connection with yourself and the world around you. This class will teach you to meditate and give you practical tools for incorporating meditation into your daily routine. It’s the perfect way to begin—or reawaken—your meditation practice.
with Kelly Friedberg
Friday, February 9, 2018 • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Those who pose together stick together.
Bring your partner or your friend to this light-hearted and playful workshop. This yoga class is designed to stretch and strengthen your bodies as well as your trust and communication. Treat yourself to a fun-filled and relaxing night, starting with a heart opening class followed by complimentary refreshments and dessert to celebrate your connection and your friendship.
No partner or yoga experience required, just the desire to let go and have fun!
If you are attending with a partner, when making the reservation, please click “myself” first, then click “Enroll,” then click “Continue Shopping” at the bottom of the next page, and make another reservation for “Someone Else” and add your partner’s name, then click “Enroll” again.
$20 per Person
Sunday Slowdown · Yin Yoga + Meditation
with Jennifer Veale
Sunday, February 11, 2018 • 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Start your month in peace with Yin Yoga + Meditation. Each class will have a special focus and meditation to accompany it. Yin Yoga helps to deepen flexibility, increase your range of motion, and relieve stress. This healing practice is made up of passive poses held over longer periods of time. It benefits connective tissues, joints, and bones while letting the muscles relax. Appropriate for all levels. Meditation helps to reduce stress and anxiety, increase mindfulness, and so much more!
Nut Milk Making Workshop
with Lisa Braack
Saturday, February 10, 2018 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Fresh nut milk is totally unlike the store-bought stuff. The fullness of flavor and rich, velvety texture let you know what the fuss is all about. In this workshop you’ll learn to how simple it is to make your own delicious, nutritious nut milk. We’ll make almond and cashew milk and, as a bonus cashew cream, which can be used as a base in a variety of dairy-free cheeses!
What you will learn:
- Why nut milk?
- How to make nut milk
- Ideas to use nut milk
What you will get:
- Step-by-step demonstration to make almond and cashew milks and cashew cream
- A taste of the milks we make
- A DIY kit with either cashews or almonds and a nut bag so you can make you own milk at home
- A recipe card with nut milk recipes
- A recipe card with superfood ideas to mix with your nut milks
What to bring:
- Just you!
Lisa is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a passion for bringing awareness to plant powered life! She does one on one coaching, seasonal cleanses, and is a Nut Milk Maid creating Nut Nekter for her customers. Lisa is also currently studying the teachings of Yogi Bhajan to become a kundalini yoga instructor.
with Erica Taxin Bleznak
Saturday, April 7, 2018 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The wall has been with you since you first stepped onto your mat. Now discover how it will help you dive more deeply into your asana practice. In this master class we will use the wall as an aid for proper alignment, as a vehicle for deepening postures, as a tool for exploring fun sequences, as an assistant for inversions, and as a support for restorative postures.
Erica Taxin Bleznak, MSW, CYT began practicing yoga in 1986 in the Asthanga Yoga tradition until she met her Primary Teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll in 1992 and completed her yoga teacher training in the Pranakryia Yoga teaching tradition. Erica co-owned Jai Yoga Studio of the Main Line for 7 years until its closing, and opened Main Line Yoga Shala in Narberth in 2016. Six years ago she created a teaching curriculum for a Wall Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program that allows students to utilize the wall as a prop for alignment and refinement, as well as a way to strengthen and deepen in the vinyasa practice. Erica travels frequently presenting at festivals and studios across the country, as well as hosts retreats internationally. Erica believes that if we can meet the practice with patience, curiosity and breath that will deliver us beyond the ways the mind has held us captive and reveal our inherent freedom.