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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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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Restorative Yoga
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Restorative Yoga

Join Barbara Polowy and Dede Body 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 and Dede 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK: Business Professionalism and Integrity ©
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK: Business Professionalism and Integrity ©

With Brian Liem

Work 1 -- Definitions

Examine and perhaps redefine what work means to you. Deconstruct your own

moral compass in relationship to work and explore your ethics and integrity.

Work 2 -- Working

Can we integrate successful business practices and integrity and do they need to

be separate, aka the “and” vs “either/or” principal.  What are poverty and

abundance mentalities? How do you navigate and negotiate various work

capacities and environments?

Work 3 -- Oxygen

Put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others. Exploring the concept

of self-care. I repeat, what are poverty and abundance mentalities?

Work 4 -- The “F” Word

What is the “F” word of yoga? (it’s not what you’d guess, and it’s a good,

essential thing!).  

Work 5 -- Permanence and Impermanence

It’s going to last forever. It’s not going to last forever. How does a lifelong fluid

practice of yoga work take new meaning?  

 

What Work is, is endless and continually changing. Join in a lively conversation, helpful

exercises, and add some tools to your toolbox. This Workshop is for anyone who has

taught, taken or considered taking a yoga class.

 

Brian Liem and the Adhikara Yoga School’s proceeds from this Workshop will be donated to http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/ and http://caaav.org/

This workshop is the 4th 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

Brian's Bio:  

Brian Liem is a New York City-based yoga and meditation teacher. His work spans 25+ years of mindfulness practices and related business. When not teaching, you can find Brian eating ice cream with his husband and son or teaching students at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life and the NYU LGBTQ Student Center. Recent and upcoming appearances and engagements include: TEDxNYU (keynote), New York City Department of Education (mindfulness keynote), NYU Global Admissions (meditation keynote), The Good Men Project, Yoga Journal, Lion’s Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun), OM yoga center, the Gay Men’s Spirituality Project, this and that. www.yogawithbrian.com

 

 

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Moving in Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Apr
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 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.

$15 online; $20 at the door.  Register at:  Iammovingingrace.as.me/ 

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

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Histories of Yoga: The Complexity and Evolution of Modern Practice
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Histories of Yoga: The Complexity and Evolution of Modern Practice

With Molly Kitchen

Is "yoga" a 5000 year old singular tradition, as some yoga teachers insist?Or is it a relatively modern synthesis of philosophy, gymnastics, and the interplay of colonization and globalization?

And what historical factors influenced the cultural development and exportation of yogic philosophy?

This in-depth workshop will explore these broad questions with both historical facts and a spirit of curiosity and study.

Over the past several years, yoga teacher Molly Kitchen has turned her discerning eye to researching the multi-layered histories that have created the varied yoga styles we practice today. Join her for rich inquiry and loads of information to strengthen your knowledge base about yoga's past, and how it informs both the present and the future of this dynamic tradition.

This workshop is the 3rd 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

 

 

 

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Strength, Stamina, Resiliency: A More-Than-Yoga Series with Molly Kitchen
Apr
7
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
Apr
6
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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Yoga for Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery

These are harrowing times. On individual and collective levels, we are being asked to hold more than our physiology evolved to handle. The personal and collective traumas that fill our lives and our news feeds are wreaking havoc on every level - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual as well as interpersonal, communal, and societal.

We need tools and practices to support us in finding the way through this pain. We need ways to stay in dynamic balance - discharging what overloads and depletes us, while replenishing that which supports and sustains us. We need rituals which keep us present, conscious, and tuned-in when it can sometimes feel so necessary to tune out.

Enter the traditions of Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. These robust lineages can offer us exactly what we need to ride the waves of intensity with intention, to skillfully navigate the terrain of our emotions with tenacity, and to offer us profound and truly sustainable nourishment on the long journey towards justice, healing, and liberation.

Join local teacher Jacoby Ballard and guest teacher Patty Adams (bios below) in a spacious exploration of what we need to stay in the work right now.

This workshop is open to all, but will be especially beneficial for:

  • Folks with experience in healing practices but who are beginning to explore the work of social justice, as well as change makers, visionaries, and service professionals seeking to make tangible and meaningful impacts in this political moment

  • Folks looking for new ways to approach their healing and recovery work

  • Folks seeking community as a source of connection, learning, and accountability

  • Folks excited about spaces of truth-telling, vulnerability, and mutuality

Together, Jacoby and Patty bring more than 40 years commitment to social justice and healing work. Jacoby Ballard is a white trans queer person living in Amherst, trying to support and nourish local and national social change work through yogic and Buddhist practices, herbalism, and political education, as well as educating and organizing embodied and contemplative communities in social justice practices and participation in movement building. Patty Adams is a cis fat queer white woman living in Durham, NC. She is committed to racial justice and collective liberation, and currently lives into those commitments as a mental health worker/therapist, yoga teacher, bodyworker, bilingual interpreter, organizer, sustainable social movement mentor, and anti-oppression trainer. She is the founder/organizer of Yoga for Queers and Misfits, a donation-based, inclusive community yoga space that has thrived in Durham since 2010. Patty focuses on transforming trauma and centering resilience through embodied practices, political education, and community building, and her work is rooted in an intersectional, anti-oppression framework.

Cost: $35 suggested.  SIGN UP ONLINE

 

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Moving In Grace: Elemental Earth Body
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

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 skilled improvisational musicians Amanda Turk and Glenn Smith will be co-creating the pulse with us. We will come into ourselves in meditation and connect with the elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether) 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

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

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Spring Equinox Restorative Yoga
Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

Spring Equinox Restorative Yoga

Join DeDe Boyd and Barbara Polowy for a gentle cleansing and energizing restorative yoga class to welcome the spring. Our practice will help you release the heaviness and dullness of winter, stimulating and balancing both the body and mind. 

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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 The Issues in Our Tissues: Yoga, Trauma, and Social Justice
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Issues in Our Tissues: Yoga, Trauma, and Social Justice

With Jacoby Ballard

This workshop will involve a philosophical and theoretical conversation about the effect of mindfulness on our nervous system, how the trauma of injustice lives in our body/heart/minds, and tools for the work we must do to evolve together as a society. Drawing upon his work in grassroots movements, prisons, schools, and recovery centers, with an anti-racist and feminist analysis, Jacoby will offer both scientific evidence and compelling stories toward the efficacy of these ancient tools for our modern concerns. We will explore tools, from philosophy to embodiment to better care for  ourselves and work more effectively and collaboratively with others.

This workshop is the 1st 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

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Yoga for Back Health
Feb
19
to Mar 12

Yoga for Back Health

Mondays, 4:00 - 5:15pm

Taught by Anna Meyer, this 4 week series will strengthen, support and educate you about back health. 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. Runs February 19 - March 12; repeats March 19 to April 9. $55 for the 4-week series or $15 drop-in for each class. SIGN UP ONLINE.

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