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Sixties Retro Yoga

with Rebecca Kowalewicz

Friday, October 19, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This 90-minute yoga class features music, scents, and décor from the decade of turning on, tuning in, and dropping out. Traditional yoga poses will incorporate the popular ‘60s peace sign for an added touch of fun. Perfect for both young and old, the sequencing will be tailored more for an older or beginner yoga class, however can be adjusted to accommodate abilities of the class. As a bonus, a free optional takeaway will be given to attendees. Décor, music, takeaway, and essential oils will be provided by the yoga instructor. Minimum three (3) students required.
Scent: Lavender. There’s nothing better for the time period of flower power than the soothing and calming smell of lavender.
Décor: From flowers to peace signs, the décor will include the quintessential ‘60’s symbols of the decade. Décor includes a 37″ around by 25″ high bus prop, flower and peace sign cutouts.

Music

Song selections will feature some of the most popular songs from the ‘60s and may include:

  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  •  Simon and Garfunkel
  • The Mamas and the Papas
  • The Yardbirds
  • Janis Joplin
  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Bob Dylan
  • Ravi Shankar
  • And more!

$20 Each attendee will be offered a living flower to take with them after class.

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Introduction to Chi Kung (Qigong), A Self Healing Art

Practicing the Eight Brocade

with Emily Turin

Sunday, October 20, 2018 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

This workshop is an Introduction to Chi Kung (Qigong), the Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for the benefit of healing. Chi Kung is known as Taoist Yoga. It consists of slow- motion movements used to tone, energize and detoxify the muscular tissue, organs and energy meridians. This includes breathing techniques and meditation. It is known as the martial art of healing. We find many similarities of philosophy when comparing Chi Kung with Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi, acupressure/puncture and other healing arts.

We will start the workshop with discussion about Chi or life force energy, followed by practicing some breathing techniques that will help us to engage with and become aware of the Chi as it travels through our own bodies. From there, we will explore a series of self-massages of the face, neck, limbs, and vital key points on the body that are used to activate, stimulate and regulate the meridian systems, which are a fine network of energy transporting vessels, that govern the organs of the body . Once activated, we will begin to flow Chi (Vital Energy) through our bodies and subsequently, our meridians, through a traditional series of poses known as the Eight Brocade. This is an easily performed series of slow moving exercises, that has been passed along through the past centuries, specifically chosen, along with controlled breathing and mindful concentration, to circulate, balance, and build Chi throughout the entire body. The term Brocade comes from the name of a silken Chinese fabric, indicating that the movements should have silken fluid quality to them. Slowly and peacefully, we will practice eight standing poses and movements, allowing the body to move with the breath as one silken action flows into the next. This practice can be used a a daily moving meditation to bring overall health and vitality to ourselves physically, mentally and energetically.

Throughout the time spent together, we hope to help bring an awareness to the energetic capacity and innate power that we each have within us to bring healing and vitality to our own bodies, minds, hearts and spirits.

This workshop is available to people of all ages and physical conditions. It is said that even remaining in stillness and using only visualization and breathing techniques to mentally flow through the practice will have great health benefits.
The class will be collectively led by Edward Wright, Emily Turin, and Sabrina Simpkins. We are looking forward to sharing our practice with you.

$25

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Seva Class for Joseph’s House of Camden

with Kate Holden

Sunday, October 21, 2018 • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seva is the Sanskrit word for selfless service and one of my favorite things to do is to give back to the community. Join Kate Holden and Shelly McIntosh to support Joseph’s House of Camden. Donate any amount that you are able to for admission to the class. Joseph’s House of Camden also has an Amazon Wishlish. If you can’t make it to the event please consider purchasing an item off of their wishlist to send to them or donate funds at the studio when you take a class!

Mission

To work collaboratively with others to aid our homeless brothers and sisters by offering a continuum of services including emergency shelter and access to supportive housing and comprehensive social services.

Vision

Joseph’s House is committed to a Camden where no neighbor sleeps outside, even for one night; where those brought down by poverty, addiction or mental illness find in Joseph’s House a place of friendship, motivated by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, offering hope and practical help.

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Restorative, Sound, & Reiki Healing

with Karen Kapus

Sunday, October 21, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

In this very special restorative class, we will be accompanied by the vibrations and harmonies of Nepalese sound therapy bowls. The vibrations work to awaken the parasympathetic nervous system and allow for a very deep relaxation. Reiki will also be given during this class. Reiki is an energy healing modality that utilizes universal energy and light to heal the physical, energetic, and auric bodies.

Restorative is accessible to people of all ages and skill-levels. This class is limited to 20 people and usually fill up quickly so sign up soon to reserve your space!

$40

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Prenatal 4 Week Series

with Trish McCarver

Sundays, October 21 – November 11, 2018 • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Pregnancy is a very special and ever-changing time in a woman’s life. Each week brings new discoveries and challenges. Enjoy your journey even more, in a relaxing environment that will build community with other moms-to-be. Taking care of ourselves is the first step in being able to take care of our children to the best of our ability, and maintaining or beginning a yoga practice is a wonderful way to do just that.

Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful way to stay in touch with what is going on with your baby and your body in a safe environment. In this four-week series we will connect with each other, our babies, and our growing bodies, keeping ourselves strong, mentally and physically. Through breathing exercises and yoga poses designed specifically for a pregnant woman’s body we will stretch and strengthen the key muscles needed to carry your baby throughout pregnancy and expand the breath, the mind and the body for labor and the fourth trimester.

$64 for all 4 weeks
$20 for a single class

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Buti & Boos!

with Keli Lezotte

Friday, October 26, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are shaking up (literally) Friday night before Halloween with a BUTI & boos event led by Keli Lezotte. Buti yoga is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance and deep core engagement! Come join the fun and sip on some seasonal pumpkin and apple cider “boos” after this sweat sesh filled with intention.

$20

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Terrarium Workshop

Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Terrarium Therapy and Ananda Yoga + Wellness join for an afternoon of total zen.

During this workshop you will learn how to properly plant succulents in a glass globe and how to take care for them. Included in the workshop is your glass globe that will display 3 succulents adorned with moss, rock and stones, and secured with fresh potting soil. This makes a great day out with friends, day date, or come solo and meet new people.

This class will sell out so grab your seats today!

$47

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Yoga Nidra

with Shelly McIntosh

Sunday, October 28, 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.

$18

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Native American Meditative Drumming

with Tom Campbell

Friday, November 2, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This Native American Drumming Session led by Tom Campbell, will include drumming, storytelling, ritual and more. The drumming focuses on the rhythmic, healing and meditative power of vibration and the energies that balance, ground, and connect us to Mother Earth and our own heartbeat. Native American culture and tradition will be woven into the evening experience. Drums are provided but if you have your own, please bring it.

No drumming experience necessary!

$20

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Wenonah Woods Fall Yoga + Meditation Hike

with Karen Kapus

Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Ananda Yoga + Wellness for an afternoon of yoga, hiking, and meditation. We will begin with a guided walking meditation, winding our way through the peaceful trails of the Wenonah conservation area. Along the way, we will stop and enjoy a yoga practice, guided relaxation, snacks and conversation in the beautiful teahouse surrounded by trees and nature and the magnificent autumn foliage. Taking pictures and soaking in the moment will be encouraged along the way! This event is suitable for all levels and will take place rain or shine.

$30 Limited to 20 participants.

We will meet at the studio. Please be here by 1:20 as will start the hike promptly at 1:30.

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Breaking Sugar Addiction

with Cindy Holt Smith

Sunday, November 4, 2018 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Consuming too much sugar can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, can cause weight gain and inflammation, hormone imbalances, skin issues as well as other health problems. This workshop if for you if:

  • You’re wondering why you crave sugar at certain times
  • You’re done reinventing the wheel and you want someone to tell you what works and what doesn’t—for real
  • You want to discover what is keeping you stuck so you can get unstuck
  • You are ready to FINALLY get this sugar and food thing handled so you can allow your best self to shine

Cindy will show you how to KICK the Sugar Habit without giving up sweetness, so you can experience a total transformation that gives you your BEST body, your BEST moods and your BEST life ever!

$25

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Grateful Heart Restorative with Massage

with Trish McCarver

Sunday, November 4, 2018 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Take time to slow down and really focus on the important things in your life. In a society where we are always on the go, it is such a gift to take inventory of the blessings we have in our lives. Join Trish as she guides you into supported restful poses while AnnaLisa offers hands on massage allowing you to move into deeper relaxation. Taking time to appreciate what we receive and
being thankful for all we have and all we can give.

$40 Space is limited for this special event so please sign up ahead to reserve your spot.

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Dreamcatcher Workshop

with Emily & Suzi of Nomad Yoga Warriors

Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Relax, free your mind and be creative in this fun workshop! Set intentions and learn to weave them into a beautiful dreamcatcher of you own. We will have all general materials needed including hoops, doilies, suede/leather, yarn, feathers, and beads for decoration. Feel free to bring small objects/decorations form home to make your dreamcatcher more personal and meaningful. Charms, talismans, buttons, shells, ribbon – whatever your creative spirit desires!

No experience necessary, a fun class for all!

$45 To ensure we have enough materials & space, pre-registration is required.

Included: Light snacks & refreshments, general supplies to create a 6″ or 8″ dreamcatcher ($5 extra for a larger or bring your own doily & hoop)

For more information on Emily and Suzi, please visit their website.

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Seventies Retro Yoga

with Rebecca Kowalewicz

Friday, November 16, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This 90-minute yoga class features music, scents, and décor from the decade where flower power turned into disco mania. Traditional yoga poses will incorporate popular ‘70s disco moves for an added touch of fun. Perfect for both young and old, the sequencing will be tailored more for a mixed level class, however can be adjusted to accommodate abilities of the class. As a bonus, a free optional takeaway will be given to attendees. Décor, music, takeaway, and essential oils will be provided by the yoga instructor. Minimum three (3) students required.
Scent: Peace. The transition from hippies to disco was one that was fraught with musical tension. Utilizing the essential oil of Peace, we pay homage to that cultural clash.
Décor: From lava lamps to disco balls, the décor will include the quintessential ‘70’s symbols of the decade. Décor includes a 9” disco ball popup display and disco-themed street signs, and disco ball cutouts.

Music

Song selections will feature some of the most popular songs from the ‘70s and may include:

  • The Bee Gees
  • ABBA
  • Donna Summer
  • Pointer Sisters
  • Village People
  • Chic
  • KC and the Sunshine Band
  • The Trammps
  • And more!

$20 Each attendee will be offered a disco ball necklace to take with them after class.

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Introduction to Ayurveda

with Shelly McIntosh

Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old holistic healing system of India. Ayurveda literally translates to “science of life.” It’s considered the sister science to yoga, encompassing the lifestyle and diet choices based on individual needs that keep us in optimal health.
In this workshop, you’ll learn the basic principles of Ayurveda and the art of healthy living. You’ll gain an understanding of the three doshas (what we’re each made of) and discover your individual dosha. We’ll talk about diet, environment and lifestyle habits, which will help you find your ideal state of balance and realize your fullest human potential.
We will also discuss how your yoga practice can be individualized to help balance your state of wellbeing, and a short yoga practice will be included.

$30

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Thai-apeutics

Thai Yoga + Chakras + Oils = Thailicious

with Lucia Ingraldi

Sunday, November 18, 2018 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Embrace and submerge yourself into this 2500 year old ayurvedic based body science that blends massage systems from Thailand and traditional medicine systems of India, China, Southeast Asia and yoga.

Enjoy 90 minutes of flowing gently from one restorative chakra opening Thai pose to the next, while you receive deep gentle full body treatment from the feet to the head enfusing therapeutic grade essential oils to clear and heal to great depths slipping into a medititative state. Our energy flow will open becoming more efficient returning it to it’s truest state.

When Energy can’t flow freely we encounter inflexibility, pain, DIS-EASE leading to shortened muscles and connective tissues affecting posture, immunity, and organ function.

The pressing technique of Thai is designed to increase blood circulation facilitating an increase in oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. We will naturally rid our body of waste improving lymphatic flow.

This dynamic therapy’s benefits include but not limited to:

  • helps detoxify the body
  • boosts immune system
  • increase blood circulation
  • decrease blood pressure
  • muscle relaxation
  • increase mobility
  • improve posture
  • improve balance
  • corrects body alignment
  • dissolves energy blocks
  • helps tone the body
  • strengthens joints
  • fights disease
  • fights chronic joint problems
  • decrease stress
  • decrease anxiety
  • increase energy level

Stay after this therapeutic and healing workshop for a free essential oil recap / meet and greet! Learn a little about the oils we used and ask any questions you may have regarding this workshop and your experience.

$30

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Healing Vibes, Yin with Live Sitar

with Jennifer Veale

Friday, November 30, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tap into the blissful vibrations of live music. Make space with a rejuvenating yin and meditation class accompanied by live sitar. The combination of music, yoga and meditation can heal the mind, body, and soul. Let sound and stillness guide you towards peace and harmony in this special 90-minute class.

$30

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Balance Workshop

with Lindsay Sommers

Sunday, December 9, 2018 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Yogis practice balances poses to not only create a foundation for their asana practice, but also to increase their focus and core strength for a balanced approach to both their physical and mental health. Balance poses require the practitioners to hone in on their core muscles which support even and deep breathing. Through focused attention to the form of balance poses, a yogi will improve their overall asana (physical) practice.

Join Lindsay Sommers as she warms up your core, breaks down a few balance poses, then flows these balance poses together into a vinyasa-style class, ending with some stretches.

This class is perfect for those who struggle with balancing postures, as well as for practitioners who want to advance their practice.

$20

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Wall Vinyasa Teacher Training

with Erica Taxin Bleznak

Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 12:30 pm – 5:30 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 teaching. The wall can provide Yoga Teachers with ways in which to assist in teaching various alignment, strengthening, stretching, inversion and arm balance techniques to their students. Participants will learn specific and detailed ways to incorporate the wall in their teaching, will learn over 85 wall variations and at the completion of the training will be able to teach a variety of wall vinyasa classes ranging from a beginner to an advanced wall practice. Each participant will receive a training manual as well as a certificate of completion.

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 complete her yoga teacher training in the Pranakryia Yoga teaching tradition. Erica co-owned Jai Yoga Studio of the Mainline 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 the it will deliver us beyond the ways the mind has held us captive and reveal our inherent freedom.

$125 Space is very limited and will sell out so please sign up to reserve your spot!

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