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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Restorative Yoga
Dec
7
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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Winter Solstice Mini-Retreat
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Solstice Mini-Retreat

With Molly Kitchen

During one of the busiest times of the year, a real PAUSE can be hard to come by. And vitally important.

Join skilled yoga teacher Molly Kitchen for an afternoon of yoga, meditation, reflection, and rest.

Includes delicious hors d'oeuvres and tea.

Cost: Early Bird (until December 10) $60; after Dec 10, $70 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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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

Click here to see a video of Rage Drumming!

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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Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Jul
6
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Barbara will guide you through a series of cooling, restorative backbends in our air conditioned studio. We’ll conclude our practice with yoga nidra, a guided relaxation that helps us find an almost meditative state of consciousness and brings profound yogic rest to the body and mind.

The class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities with two teachers 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
Jun
29
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 John Sprague 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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Yoga for All of Us: Considerate Sequencing for Bodies of Size/Injured Bodies
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Yoga for All of Us: Considerate Sequencing for Bodies of Size/Injured Bodies

With Katie Beane

This workshop is taught through the lens of Ahimsa/radical welcoming,  offering a lot of tools, options, and language around offering cues that are accessible, physically and emotionally, to larger bodies/diverse shapes and sizes. Much of Katie’s teaching teaching draws from the work/training of Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes.

This workshop is the LAST in a series of 6 workshops offered in partnership with the Adhikara Yoga School. These workshops are open to the public and may be purchased separately or as a series. For more information about the Adhikara Yoga School, click here.

Price: $35 pre-registration; $45 at the door; $175 for all 6. SIGN UP ONLINE

Katie's Bio:  

Katie Beane (RYT 500hr) is a mama, yogini, energy worker, and Love Warrior. She loves a good belly laugh, spending time with her heart-tribe, reading great books under soft blankets, and unexpected adventures. Katie began practicing yoga and meditation while caring for her terminally ill mother and found refuge from great stress and grief on her mat. Since then, yoga has become her touchstone, guiding her into an new world of health and healing. Since beginning her practice, yoga has offered her a way to appreciate and celebrate her body and mind, stay centered—regardless of what life brings—and serve others from a grounded and grateful place.  

Katie brings a deep respect for bodies of ALL shapes, sizes, and abilities to her teaching and firmly believes that EVERY body can practice and benefit from yoga. She is committed to social justice and values the role yoga and mindfulness play in helping people see and speak the truth. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to all and to offering each student she encounters the opportunity to experience a greater sense of ease and alignment--physically, emotionally, and energetically. Katie incorporates breath, Reiki, meditation, and her sense of humor into each class. www.katiebeaneyoga.com

 

 

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Strength, Stamina, Resiliency: A More-Than-Yoga Series with Molly Kitchen
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Strength, Stamina, Resiliency: A More-Than-Yoga Series with Molly Kitchen

Are you looking to expand your movement vocabulary and mindful awareness? Have you encountered repetitive stress injuries or areas of your body that feel chronically weak despite a regular yoga practice?

Build your endurance and knowledge with this engaging practice that combines more traditional yoga asana with mindful strength training. 

This series will increase your movement fluency and fluidity, helping you approach life with more ease . In a fun and affirming environment, you'll learn new approaches to postures and build a more loving relationship with your body and mind.

You can attend any or all 3 workshops. There will be progressions that we will build upon as well as new information during each session. $40 each (pre-registration is strongly recommended) or $100 for the whole series.  SIGN UP ONLINE

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Restorative Yoga
Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

“By looking at how we breathe, we begin to understand something about who we are” — Richard Rosen, The Yoga of Breath

Join Barbara Polowy for a restorative yoga class focused on an exploration of the breath this Friday, June 1. Our practice will include  poses that gently release the chest, upper back, shoulders, and abdomen as well as a yoga breathwork sequence (Pranayama) to help develop awareness of your own individual breath and quiet your mind and nervous system.

The class is accessible to students of all levels and abilities including those new to yoga. Barbara will 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
May
25
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 allow for change within yourself and your community? Come 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 improvisational musician John Sprague 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 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 or call 248-410-0798.

Note:  Moving in Grace will be having a professional film maker, Roger Ingraham come on the 25th to film the experience and create a beautiful collective art piece to support the growth of the practice. Roger is the youngest film maker to be invited to the Sundance Film Festival.  Here's his website to check out his work.  Come to be a part of this co-creation that will live on beyond the evening together!  

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Common Asana, Common Injury: An Anatomy Workshop
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Common Asana, Common Injury: An Anatomy Workshop

Taught by knowledgeable teacher Emily Kramer (E-RYT) from Third Root Collective in NYC!

Build an embodied understanding of your physical yoga practice. In this workshop, we will take a trip through 4 key types of postures where injury often arises or prior injury is exacerbated. Through each category, we’ll observe our own sensations, each other's alignment, and review the anatomy that structures the shapes. We’ll explore refinements and adaptations of familiar poses that are both preventative and therapeutic, and will enhance your personal & teaching practices. Learn how to keep your joints, connective tissues and muscles safe, strong, supple and stable for a lifelong asana practice!

$35 pre-registered,  $45 at the door. SIGN UP ONLINE!

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Strength, Stamina, Resiliency: A More-Than-Yoga Series with Molly Kitchen
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Strength, Stamina, Resiliency: A More-Than-Yoga Series with Molly Kitchen

Are you looking to expand your movement vocabulary and mindful awareness? Have you encountered repetitive stress injuries or areas of your body that feel chronically weak despite a regular yoga practice?

Build your endurance and knowledge with this engaging practice that combines more traditional yoga asana with mindful strength training. 

This series will increase your movement fluency and fluidity, helping you approach life with more ease . In a fun and affirming environment, you'll learn new approaches to postures and build a more loving relationship with your body and mind.

You can attend any or all 3 workshops. There will be progressions that we will build upon as well as new information during each session. $40 each (pre-registration is strongly recommended) or $100 for the whole series.  SIGN UP ONLINE

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Restorative Yoga
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Join Dede Boyd and Barbara Polowy for a restorative asana practice focused on an exploration of the koshas, the five interpenetrating “sheaths” or layers of awareness that integrate the physical and subtle energy bodies and lead us into a deeper experience of our yoga practice and life.

This class is accessible to students of all levels of yoga experience and abilities -- even newcomers to the practice. Dede and Barbara will assist you in finding the perfect, fully supported expression of each pose to allow you to experience comfort and release.

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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