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LBBC’s Reach & Raise Philadelphia: Ananda Yoga + Wellness Kickoff

with Karen Kapus + Shelly McIntosh

Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 9:30am – 10:45am

Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer as we kick off Reach & Raise Philadelphia with a morning of yoga, inspiration and light bites!

As a special offer, anyone who registers for Reach & Raise (Sunday, May 20 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art) at the kick-off will receive special reduced early bird pricing – just $20 for adults and $10 for children! This is a great opportunity to sign up early and get started on your fundraising. Last year, with your support we raised close to $350,000 for our programs and services that touched more than 540,000 people impacted by breast cancer!

$20 Suggested Donation or Register for Reach & Raise

Space is limited, so RSVP to yoga@lbbc.org or (610) 645-4569.

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Spring Cleanse

with Lisa Braack

Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 9:00am – 11:00am
Monday – Wednesday, March 19 – 21, 2018 • 7:30pm – 8:45pm

A spring cleanse is like a breath of fresh air after a long cold winter. Whether we’ve kept our bodies moving or hibernated with the bears, our bodies will hold on to a little extra to stay warm during the winter months. During this three day cleanse we will eat plant-based, Ayurveda friendly foods to help jump start our systems and cleanse the winter excess. Food plan and recipes provided by Lisa Braak, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. You will also have the opportunity to take yoga classes throughout the cleanse at the studio.

Benefits You Can Expect From A Spring Cleanse

  • Clear your digestive tract
  • Purify your liver, kidney and blood
  • Increase mental clarity
  • Break cravings and reset unhealthy habits


Sunday, March 18th, 9:00–11:00 am: Detox Yoga Flow & Intro Gathering

We will kickstart our cleanse with yoga specifically designed to assist in building heat and detoxing, followed by an informational gathering to receive all information and recipes. We will also have a chance to ask questions and meet others who are doing the cleanse.

Other yoga classes included will be gentle to assist in cleansing by being kind and easy on our bodies:

Monday, March 19th, 7:30–8:45 pm: Candlelight Yin

Tuesday, March 20th, 7:30–8:45 pm: Mixed Levels Flow

Wednesday, March 21st, 7:30–8:45 pm: Candlelight Slow Flow

We will meet after each class to discuss our experiences, ask questions and most importantly, support each other.

$75 Includes food plan, yoga, and gatherings.

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Yoga Nidra

with Shelly McIntosh

Sunday, March 18, 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.


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Flow + Flight : Yoga + Beer

with Shelly McIntosh and Karen Kapus

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 • 7:00pm – 9:30pm
at Death of the Fox Brewing Company

Yoga is so nice, beer is so yummy, add them together and you have the recipe for an awesome night!

Join Ananda for a fun flow yoga class suitable for all levels at Death of the Fox Brewing Company, followed by your choice of a flight of four beers or a pint. While you are here you will take a complimentary tour of the brewery. Stay later and enjoy more beer at a special 10% off discount. Feel free to invite your non-yogi—but beer loving—friends to stop by after the yoga class at 8:15.

We encourage pre-registration to ensure your spot in this awesome class. Class size is limited and prior sign up is required. Cheers & Namaste!


Participants must be over the age of 21 with valid ID

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Sunday Slowdown · Yin Yoga + Meditation

with Jennifer Veale

Sunday, April 1, 2018 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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!


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Wall Vinyasa

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.


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Prenatal 4 Week Series

with Trish McCarver

Sundays, April 8–29, 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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Dreams Fulfilled Vision Board Event

with Claudia Krusch

Saturday, April 14, 2018 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Holding a vision is a crucial step to happiness! Clarity empowers us as human beings to walk in a path that leads us to fulfill our dreams! We invite you to join us to attend Claudia Krusch’s Dreams Fulfilled Vision Board session, where you will learn how use tools to develop a vision board and set goals that actually lead to a successful outcome.

Claudia has been an influencer and marketing coach for the past 11 years. Her role in amplifying brand’s message lead her to work with brands such as Best Buy, Oprah Magazine, Disney and so many others. She’s living her dream life and will come to share the tools to accomplish that in our upcoming event.

$40 All supplies will be provided. Also enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks.

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Wenonah Woods Spring Yoga + Meditation Hike

with Karen Kapus and Shelly McIntosh

Sunday, April 29, 2018 • 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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 return of the greenery and blossoms of Spring. 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.


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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Nut Milk Making Workshop

with Lisa Braack

Saturday, May 12, 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.


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