Yoga For Back Health
Jan
7
to Jan 28

Yoga For Back Health

Taught by Anna Meyer, RYT-200

A four-week series to support, strengthen and educate you about back health. Runs weekly from January 7 to 28.

Learn how to use your own body as a tool for pain relief, freedom in movement and self affirmation. This class will explore specific poses that support spinal mobility and back strength. Through guided meditation and breathing exercise, we will learn to channel personal intention and self-actualizing power.

$55 for the 4-week series or $15 drop-in for each class. 

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Yin Yoga and Writing Workshop: Focusing on the Chakras
Jan
13
to Mar 3

Yin Yoga and Writing Workshop: Focusing on the Chakras

SERIES CANCELLED

Taught by Jenny Abeles, RYT-200

An 8-week series on Sunday afternoons

Balance your energetic body through an ongoing series of yin poses while meditating and writing on a different chakra each week. Bring patient willingness to attune mind, body and spirit. Some explanation of subtle energy and each chakra, as well as suggestions for further reading, will be given.

All levels of yoga and writing practice welcome.

Cost: $15 per class drop-in; $80 pre-registration for the series

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Restorative Yoga
Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Join Barbara Polowy and Dede Boyd for their continuing first-Friday restorative yoga series. Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing practice that helps reduce stress and reverse it’s destructive effects. 

This class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities even newcomers to yoga. As certified Relax and Renew® Level 1 teachers, Dede and Barbara will help you find a completely supported expression of each pose, allowing you to find comfort, fully release, and discover ease and balance.

We appreciate your cooperation in refraining from wearing perfume or other scented products at the studio.

Fee: $15 per class. Class is limited to 16 students.
Pre-registration is recommended. Preference will be given to those who pre-register.

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Candlelight Yoga with Live Music
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Candlelight Yoga with Live Music

With Jocelyn O’Shea, and Rosie Caine on harp

Join us for a heart-inspired candlelit flow yoga class accompanied by live harp music from Rosie Caine.

This special evening will promote compassion for self and others as we open the heart chakra and strengthen the solar plexus. Gentle backbends and slow steady breathing will soothe your nervous system. Core work will help to build the strength needed to support an open and compassionate heart. 

Dimly lit candles and melodic harp music will fill you with a sense of calm and ease as we flow through the postures.

Our class will culminate with meta meditation for loving kindness.

Pre-registration is highly recommended as this class tends to sell out.

If you have joined us for Candlelight Yoga in the past, you know how special this is.  If not, come find out!

Cost: $15 pre-paid and pre-registered; $20 at the door

Space is limited! SIGN UP ONLINE

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Candlelight Yoga with Live Music
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Candlelight Yoga with Live Music

With Jocelyn O’Shea, and Myk Freedman on lap steel guitar

Join us for intention setting and a candlelight flow yoga class accompanied by live lap steel guitar music from virtuoso Myk Freedman.

Intention setting is a powerful tool to be used both on and off the mat. Special attention is given to the intuitive body and mind. 

The practice will focus on the crown chakra and the third eye center, where we think and dream. 

Our class will culminate with trataka, an ancient kriya for purifying the eyes and guided meditation for deep relaxation.

If you have joined us for Candlelight Yoga in the past, you know how special this is.  If not, come find out!

Cost: $15 preregistered; $20 at the door

Space is limited! SIGN UP ONLINE

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Integrative Breathwork: A Spiritual Journey Accessing the Inner Healer
Jan
6
9:00 AM09:00

Integrative Breathwork: A Spiritual Journey Accessing the Inner Healer

Facilitated by Faith Burrington Jones, MA/LMHC

Come join us for a deep inner experience using integrative breathwork, evocative music, expressive artwork, and group sharing.

Integrative Breathwork uses the power of circular rhythmic breathing along with evocative music that mimics the ancient spiritual practice of ceremonial fire dancing while lying on a comfortable mat in a journeying position. By using circular breathing and evocative music as a conduit altering normal states of consciousness, the ego recedes, and participants are able to access their inner healer where resources are experienced for transformational healing and spiritual guidance.

This workshop facilitates deep healing and conscious awakening; it is a healing into wholeness! 

COST: $95 - For more information and to register, please call Faith at (413) 522-4220 or email at: faithjones@verizon.net

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Restorative Yoga
Jan
4
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Winter is nature’s own restorative season, a time for all living things to slow down and rebuild energy reserves for the year to come. Join us for a gentle, balanced practice focused on calming the nervous system and bringing the digestive and immune systems into balance.

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing practice that helps reduce stress and reverse its destructive effects on the mind and body. This class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities including newcomers to yoga. As certified Relax and Renew® Level 1 teachers, Barbara and Dede will guide you to a comfortable, completely supported expression of each pose.

We appreciate your cooperation in refraining from wearing perfume or other scented products at the studio.

Fee: $15 per class. Class is limited to 16 students.
Pre-registration is recommended. Preference will be given to those who pre-register.

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Winter Solstice Mini-Retreat
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Solstice Mini-Retreat

With Molly Kitchen

According to natural rhythms, this time of year calls us into darkness, coziness, and hibernation...Yet we humans seem to have made it the busiest season, with various holidays, family and friend gatherings, and a general pervasive feeling of buzzy overwhelm.

Many of us could use a retreat to reflect, rest, and find nourishment. But who has time for that?!?

That's why we're offering a Mini-Retreat: a spacious, restful, nourishing, embodied break from the hustle, leaving you relaxed and ready to face the winter...in just one afternoon.

Join Molly Kitchen for this delightful rejuvenating retreat. You'll practice yoga, meditation, and restorative postures***, take time to reflect on the year, and enjoy decadent hors d'oeuvres.

This would make a lovely holiday gift, for yourself or a loved one. Bring a friend or partner and make an afternoon of it.

***No experience required. Bring yourself as you are!***

There are limited spots and we want to make sure to have the right amount of decadent delights--so please: SIGN UP AHEAD OF TIME!

Cost: Early Bird (extended until December 12!) $60; after Dec 10, $70 SIGN UP ONLINE

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Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body

Are you wanting to feel connected to and engaged in your spiritual, physical, emotional and social self as you create change in your community? Join in the celebration!

We will move what needs to be moved and celebrate being in the mystery of life together.

There will be a guided meditation into movement for the first hour, and free movement and sounding in the second hour, with Richard Adams on his hand pan and hand drums and Eric Grab on the guitar, djembe and didgeridoo, co-creating the pulse with us.

We will come into ourselves in meditation and connect with the natural elements through movement and sounding with ourselves and each other into nourishing, sensual, playful, expansive, expression to support the experience you are needing to InBody the Change you are becoming.

Please come on time to join in an opening circle.

Sliding scale $15-$20.  Register at:  Iammovingingrace.as.me/ 

Find out more at www.movingingrace.com or email Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com.

Click here to see a 5 minute promotional video!

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Restorative Yoga
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Give yourself the gift of time during the busy holiday season — time to slow down, relax, restore, and reflect. Join Barbara Polowy and Dede Boyd for their continuing first Friday restorative yoga series. Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing practice that helps reduce stress and reverse its destructive effects on the mind and body. 

This class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities including newcomers to yoga. As certified Relax and Renew® Level 1 teachers, Dede and Barbara will guide you to a comfortable, completely supported expression of each pose, allowing you to release tension and quiet the nervous system to move body and mind into balance.

We appreciate your cooperation in refraining from wearing perfume or other scented products at the studio.

Fee:  $15 per class. Class is limited to 16 students, with preference given to those who pre-register. SIGN UP ONLINE

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Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body

Are you wanting to feel connected to and engaged in your spiritual, physical, emotional and social self as you create change in your community? Join in the celebration!

We will move what needs to be moved and celebrate being in the mystery of life together.

There will be a guided meditation into movement for the first hour, and free movement and sounding in the second hour, with musician Kelvin Young on his healing bowls and gong co-creating the soundscape with us.

We will come into ourselves in meditation and connect with the natural elements through movement and sounding with ourselves and each other into nourishing, sensual, playful, expansive, expression to support the experience you are needing to InBody the Change and discern how you want to make the next moves in your life.

Please come on time to join in an opening circle.

Sliding scale $15-$20.  Register at:  Iammovingingrace.as.me/ 

Find out more at www.movingingrace.com or email Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com.

Click here to see a 5 minute promotional video!

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Strong, Resilient, Safe: Yoga For Osteoporosis
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Strong, Resilient, Safe: Yoga For Osteoporosis

Taught by Barbara Polowy, this two-hour workshop will benefit anyone who has or is at risk for osteoporosis or osteopenia and is interested in yoga as a complementary therapy to standard medical treatment. 
 

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How a regular yoga practice can help stabilize and even reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia by improving bone density and bone quality as well as promoting good posture and building overall strength and balance

  • Yoga poses to avoid if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia and safe alternatives to integrate into any yoga class or home practice

The workshop will include:

  • Group yoga practice to build bone health

  • A yoga-for-osteoporosis home-practice worksheet

  • Resources for more information on yoga and osteoporosis

$25.00 in advance, $30 at the door SIGN UP HERE  


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Restorative Yoga
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Join Barbara Polowy and Dede Boyd for a restorative yoga class focused on gentle, supported inversions (poses where the head is lower than the heart). Inversions help reduce muscular fatigue and drain excess fluid from the legs, rest the heart, and sooth and quiet the mind.

The class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities with Barbara to assist you in finding the perfect, full supported expression of each pose.

We appreciate your cooperation in refraining from wearing perfume or other scented products at the studio.

Fee: $15 per class. Class is limited to 16 students.
Pre-registration is recommended. SIGN UP ONLINE

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Yoga For Back Health
Oct
29
to Nov 19

Yoga For Back Health

Taught by Anna Meyer, RYT 200

A four-week series to support, strengthen and educate you about back health. Runs weekly from October 29 until November 19.

Learn how to use your own body as a tool for pain relief, freedom in movement and self affirmation. This class will explore specific poses that support spinal mobility and back strength. Through guided meditation and breathing exercise, we will learn to channel personal intention and self-actualizing power.

$55 for the 4-week series or $15 drop-in for each class. SIGN UP ONLINE.

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Yin Yoga and Writing
Oct
28
to Nov 11

Yin Yoga and Writing

Three Sunday afternoons - October 28, November 4 & 11

As the earth wheels toward the dark time of year...

this workshop will provide a space to turn inward, observe what the activity of summer has yielded in our bodies and hearts, and prepare ourselves for a season of reflection.

Yin yoga is grounded in quiet and stillness, a practice meant to gently encourage flexibility by working with fascia rather than muscle. Jenny will link these poses to writing exercises promoting conscious connection to the whole self.

Pricing: $20 per class pre-registered; $25 drop-in; $50 for the series SIGN UP HERE

Jenny Abeles has taught writing for 22 years and yoga for 2, having received her 200-hr YTT at the Adhikara Yoga School

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Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body

Taught by Hilary Lake

Are you wanting to feel connected to and engaged in your spiritual, physical, emotional and social self as you create change in your community? Join in the celebration!

We will move what needs to be moved and celebrate being in the mystery of life together.

There will be a guided meditation into movement for the first hour and free movement and sounding in the second hour with Sulsi Sunrise Sophia on her healing bowls and gong co-creating the soundscape.

We will come into ourselves in meditation and connect with the natural elements through movement and sounding with ourselves and each other into nourishing, sensual, playful, expansive, expression to support the experience you are needing to InBody the Change you are becoming.

Please come on time to join in an opening circle.

Sliding scale $15-$20.  Register at:  Iammovingingrace.as.me/ 

Find out more at www.movingingrace.com or email Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com.

Click here to see a 5 minute promotional video!

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Strong, Resilient, Safe: Yoga for Osteoporosis
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Strong, Resilient, Safe: Yoga for Osteoporosis

THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2:00-4:00PM.

This two-hour workshop will benefit anyone who has or is at risk for osteoporosis or osteopenia and is interested in yoga as a complementary therapy to standard medical treatment. 
 

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How a regular yoga practice can help stabilize and even reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia by improving bone density and bone quality as well as promoting good posture and building overall strength and balance

  • Yoga poses to avoid if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia and safe alternatives to integrate into any yoga class or home practice

The workshop will include:

  • Group yoga practice to build bone health

  • A yoga-for-osteoporosis home-practice worksheet

  • Resources for more information on yoga and osteoporosis

$25.00 in advance, $30 at the door SIGN UP HERE  

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Rage Drumming
Oct
18
to Nov 8

Rage Drumming

A four-week series on Thursdays, October 18, 25, Nov 1 and 8.

Rage drumming was catapulted to the forefront of consciousness through the necessity of embodying our feelings and emotions. It is a practice of embodying and releasing internalized feelings and emotions through the simple act of hitting a pillow continuously with a set of drumsticks. Emoting, breathing, and verbalizing these feelings in unison with the embodied act of rage drumming is strongly encouraged. Rage drumming centers on four areas of focus: breathing, emoting, embodiment, and self-reflection. The workshop is broken into four units, with each of these topics serving as an area of focus. Conversation and discussion is ongoing throughout each of these units, but discussions will be centered on these areas of focus.

Pricing: Sliding scale: $40-$100. SIGN UP HERE

Contact info: briankline19@gmail.com

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Brian Kline (they/them) has been a special educator for the past 10 years, in many different public schools, including Fort River Elementary in Amherst for the past three, the Clarke School in Northampton, and in both New Orleans and South Korea. They have also played drums (both drumset and hand drums) for the past 23 years and have performed professionally. They are interested in engaging with community around furthering social awareness through therapeutic means. They hold firm beliefs that we must endure all energies and emotions, both “positive” and “negative” in order to live our lives to the fullest. They believe that when we pick and choose which emotions to attend to, we’re doing ourselves and others a disservice. They realize that the time is now and waiting is no longer an option.

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Self-Care Through Conscious Touch: A Polarity Therapy Wellness Training
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Self-Care Through Conscious Touch: A Polarity Therapy Wellness Training

With Charles Cooper L.Ac M.Ac R.P.E. L.M.T.

You will benefit from:

The quality of your touch applied direct or distal to your specific issue
Having a hands-on first aide therapy approach to your body

When: The Messenger In Your Body strives to speak:
we listen through focus, breath, touch, stillness, movement

When The Healer In Your Hands strives to serve:
we apply through principles, qualities, and techniques

Help yourself when your body says 'ouch'!  Examples- headaches, sinusitis, leg cramps, stress, abdominal pain, weakness, undefined pain

Good Prevention Care! Come and Enjoy!

Early Registration $35;  At the Door $40   SIGN UP HERE!

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Restorative Yoga
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Join Barbara Polowy and Dede Boyd for their continuing first-Friday restorative yoga series. Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing practice that helps reduce stress and reverse it’s destructive effects. 

This class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities even newcomers to yoga. As certified Relax and Renew® Level 1 teachers, Dede and Barbara will help you find a completely supported expression of each pose, allowing you to find comfort, fully release, and discover ease and balance.

This month, our practice will include Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation that leads to an almost meditative state of consciousness and brings profound yogic rest to the body and mind.

We appreciate your cooperation in refraining from wearing perfume or other scented products at the studio.

Fee: $15 per class. Class is limited to 16 students.
Pre-registration is recommended. SIGN UP ONLINE

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Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body

Are you wanting to feel connected to and engaged in your spiritual, physical, emotional and social self as you create change in your community? Join in the celebration!

We will move what needs to be moved and celebrate being in the mystery of life together.

There will be a guided meditation into movement and the talented sound healer Kelvin Young with his crystal bowls and gong and experienced percussionist Richard Adams will co-create the soundscape.

We will come into ourselves in meditation and connect with the natural elements through movement and sounding with ourselves and each other into nourishing, sensual, playful, expansive, expression to support the experience you are needing to InBody the Change you are becoming.

Please come on time to join in an opening circle.

Sliding scale $15-$20.  Register at:  Iammovingingrace.as.me/ 

Find out more at www.movingingrace.com or email Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com.

Click here to see a 5 minute Moving In Grace video!

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Awakening the Heart: An Introduction to Meditation, Mindfulness and Mission
Sep
10
to Sep 24

Awakening the Heart: An Introduction to Meditation, Mindfulness and Mission

Mondays, September 10, 17 & 24

A 3-week introduction to establishing a Spiritual Practice in one's life.  Through instruction, guided meditations, discussion, and time to practice three basic meditation techniques, participants will have an opportunity to explore the process of opening one's heart and mind to engage life with deeper calmness, clarity, kindness, and commitment.  

Exploring the wisdom traditions of the world's religions for almost 50 years, Lance Smith has practiced yoga and meditation since 1969.  He blogs weekly at www.mondaymorningmindfulness.net, offers 'Be Still and Know', a monthly day-long meditation retreat, and facilitates weekly Mindfulness Circles, peer support groups for Life and Spiritual Practice.

Free and Open to All.  SIGN UP HERE

Donations to Community Yoga appreciated but not required

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Restorative Yoga
Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

As summer draws to a close and the days grow shorter and cooler, the rhythms of our bodies and minds begin to shift as well. A restorative yoga practice gives us the space to notice these changes and cultivate awareness to reset, rebalance, and revitalize ourselves for the coming months. 

Join Barbara Polowy and Dede Boyd for our fall and winter restorative yoga series on the first Friday of every month.

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing practice that helps reduce stress and reverse it’s destructive effects. As certified Relax and Renew® Level 1 teachers, Dede and Barbara will help you find a completely supported expression of each pose, allowing you to find comfort, fully relax, and discover ease and balance.

This class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities, including newcomers to yoga. 

We appreciate your cooperation in refraining from wearing perfume or other scented products at the studio.

Fee: $15 per class. Class is limited to 16 students.
Pre-registration is recommended. SIGN UP ONLINE

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Moving in Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Moving in Grace: Elemental Earth Body

Are you wanting to feel connected to and engaged in your spiritual, physical, emotional and social self as you create change in your community? Join in the celebration!

We will move what needs to be moved and celebrate being in the mystery of life together.

There will be a guided meditation into movement and the skilled improvisational musician Amanda Turk with her Middle eastern rhythms on hand drums and hand pan and Sulis Sunrise with her singing bowls and voice will be co-creating the pulse with us.

We will come into ourselves in meditation and connect with the natural elements through movement and sounding with ourselves and each other into nourishing, sensual, playful, expansive, expression to support the experience you are needing to InBody the Change you are becoming.

Please come on time to join in an opening circle.

Sliding scale $15-$20.  Register at:  Iammovingingrace.as.me/ 

Find out more at www.movingingrace.com or email Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga
Aug
10
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Join Barbara Polowy for a restorative yoga class focused on gentle, supported inversions (poses where the head is lower than the heart). Inversions help reduce muscular fatigue and drain excess fluid from the legs, rest the heart, and sooth and quiet the mind.

The class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities with Barbara to assist you in finding the perfect, full supported expression of each pose.

We appreciate your cooperation in refraining from wearing perfume or other scented products at the studio.

Fee: $15 per class. Class is limited to 16 students.
Pre-registration is recommended. SIGN UP ONLINE

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Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body

Are you wanting to feel connected to and engaged in your spiritual, physical, emotional and social self as you create change in your community? Join in the celebration!

We will move what needs to be moved and celebrate being in the mystery of life together.

There will be a guided meditation into movement and local musician Kalidasa Joseph Getter will be co-creating the pulse with us with his flute, clarinet, hand drums, harmonium and singing bowls.

We will come into ourselves in meditation and connect with the natural elements through movement and sounding with ourselves and each other into nourishing, sensual, playful, expansive, expression to support the experience you are needing to InBody the Change you are becoming.

Please come on time to join in an opening circle.

Sliding scale $15-$20.  Register at:  Iammovingingrace.as.me/ 

Find out more at www.movingingrace.com or email Hilary at hilaryjlake@gmail.com

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