Adorning the Charkras: A Yoga + Art workshop with Laura Halfmann + Cory Weskevich
Sep
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Adorning the Charkras: A Yoga + Art workshop with Laura Halfmann + Cory Weskevich

In Sanskrit, the word chakra means wheel or disk. The chakras refer to seven main energy centers which align the body, from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. When energy is flowing freely through our chakras we feel vibrant, healthy and full of life.

In the first half of this workshop, we will explore the chakra energy of our subtle body via a yoga practice of our physical body, utilizing visualization, mudra and meditation to deepen our awareness.

In the second half we will create a chakra bracelet, an adornment, but also a daily reminder to expand our yoga practice beyond the mat - to pause, pay attention, and nurture our energy.

Space is limited to 10. 
Pre-registration required: email saffronyogacenter@gmail.com
$40

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Yoga Play Time with Pam Nelson
Sep
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Yoga Play Time with Pam Nelson

There are well over a thousand documented poses in the 5000+ year old discipline of yoga and yet we all have moments of stagnation in our practice.  Sometimes, you just need to find that special something to spark your interest once again!  

Did you know that “new” asanas are actually evolving all of the time?  This “extra” class will introduce a selection of these fresh poses to infuse your practice with a sense of play and adventure.

Class will begin with an invigorating flow session to open hips and shoulders, lengthen the long muscles of the body, and create suppleness in the spine.  From here, we will have yoga play time with the introduction of fun, new asanas!  Some yoga experience is recommended.  Bring an open mind and your sense of humor!!
 

Cost: $30

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Neck + Shoulders Workshop with Becky Tesch
Sep
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Neck + Shoulders Workshop with Becky Tesch

Pain in the neck?!

Shoulders and necks are the victims of our modern life. Spending hours sitting and working at desks, on computers, reading, crafting, etc.

Come learn a little about what's going on in there, and how your yoga practice can help. We'll look at some anatomy, we'll learn yoga poses that can help stretch and strengthen.

We'll then practice together and walk out feeling better, and having the knowledge and tools to work at home to heal and prevent future tweaked necks. 

Cost: $30

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Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting
Oct
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting

Join Meg Vetting of The Heart Revival Friday, October 6th for a Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation practice. The event begins at 7:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. All levels are welcome as this practice is accessible for all students. 

Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of meditation. It means yogic sleep or conscious deep sleep. Within meditation, one remains in the waking state of consciousness, and gently focuses the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations and images to arise and go on. In Nidra, you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state, and go to deep sleep, yet remain awake. There is a paradox in this: going to sleep, yet still being fully awake seems impossible, yet this is exactly what happens. Relaxation happens at all levels: senses, body, breath, conscious and unconscious mind. The relaxation that comes with alpha and theta levels of the brain can be extremely useful for mental, emotional and physical health. 

Students can anticipate some simple and restorative movement before beginning the meditation practice; dress comfortably. 

More information about Meg here: 

 

Cost: $25

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Gong Sounds with Jon Mueller
Jul
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Gong Sounds with Jon Mueller

 

**Attendance for this event will be first come, first served and it may fill up. Our studio can fit 20 people comfortably for this, but there will be other performances in case you happen to miss this one!**

Join us for a special Saturday evening of gong sounds with Jon Mueller. Jon has played at our studio multiple times, and each time is a noteworthy experience. 

Jon Mueller has been a drummer and percussionist for over twenty-five years, performing throughout North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Japan including the esteemed venues New Museum (NY), The Arnolfini (Bristol, UK), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, (Montréal, QC) and the Guggenheim Museum (NY).

The aim of Mueller’s solo performance is to engage an audience in listening practice by creating a variety of input both recognizable and not, understood and not, which causes a unique experience in each individual. The session at Saffron Yoga Center will feature over ten gongs of various sizes and types.

In addition to his solo work, he was a founding member of the bands Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and Pele, and directed the multi-disciplinary project Death Blues, encouraging presence and celebration of each moment. More info at www.rhythmplex.com.

“An audacious ringleader for new music.” - Pitchfork

“Cerebral, emotional, and spiritual in nature.” - A Closer Listen

*please wear comfortable clothes to stay warm, and be prepared to relax on the floor.

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Yoga Focus: Feet + Legs with Morgan
Jul
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Yoga Focus: Feet + Legs with Morgan

These workshops will give us time to dig a little deeper into particular elements of a practice. We will spend time exploring our physical movement, bringing focus to the strength, flexibility, energy and function of the area. The workshop will have a range, starting with easy flowing movements, moving into a more alignment focused peak, and ending with deserved restorative quietude. 

7/16/17: 4-6pm: Feet + Legs

This workshop will explore the flexibility and strength of our feet and legs; our ground. We will take time to notice where we hold tension, where we are strong, and where we collapse. We will practice a sequence developed to bring balance to the lower limbs, which usually helps us to feel like we are a more stable in our stance. The sequence will be provided on a take-home sheet to further your practice whenever you need to take care of your legs a little more. 

Cost: $35

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Extra Attention: Twisting with Morgan + Michelle
Jun
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Extra Attention: Twisting with Morgan + Michelle

These workshops are for one sole purpose: taking care of yourself. The time consists of restorative poses, Yin style postures, and Thai bodywork adjustments. Only open to eight participants!

This workshop will focus on twisting through the spine in restorative and yin styles with hands on adjustments and thai bodywork. Twists are known to be great for a healthy back, effective on the nervous system, the abdomen and therfor the mind. Twisting can help us through changes and fluctuations of this unpredictable season. 

  • Saturday June 3rd 4-6pm
  • Sliding Scale $30-$50

Sign up at saffronyogacenter@gmail.com

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Mindful Movement IV: Proprioception and Dynamic Movement with Sarah Damiano
May
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Mindful Movement IV: Proprioception and Dynamic Movement with Sarah Damiano

Mindful Movement IV: Proprioception and Dynamic Movement

 

This four part series will examine different aspects of somatic awareness in our yoga practice, allowing time to pause and observe as we move mindfully through asana and meditation.

Our final session will explore how building our interoceptive and proprioceptive awareness allows us to move mindfully into our more dynamic poses. We will finish each session with a body-scan focused Yoga Nidra, allowing us to experience this deeper embodiment in both movement and stillness. All levels welcome.

$25 for one// $80 for all four

 

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Mindful Movement III: Proprioception and Grounding with Sarah Damiano
May
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

Mindful Movement III: Proprioception and Grounding with Sarah Damiano

Mindful Movement III: Proprioception and Grounding

 

This four part series will examine different aspects of somatic awareness in our yoga practice, allowing time to pause and observe as we move mindfully through asana and meditation.

Our third week shifts from a deeper awareness of the internal to a deeper awareness of the external: exploring the way our feet build every pose from the ground up, and using that to gain balance and stability in our physical practice.

We will finish each session with a body-scan focused Yoga Nidra, allowing us to experience this deeper embodiment in both movement and stillness. All levels welcome.

$25 for one // $80 for all four

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Mindful Movement II: Interoception and Breath Awareness with Sarah Damiano
May
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Mindful Movement II: Interoception and Breath Awareness with Sarah Damiano

Mindful Movement II: Interoception and Breath Awareness

 

This four part series will examine different aspects of somatic awareness in our yoga practice, allowing time to pause and observe as we move mindfully through asana and meditation.

Our second session will focus on awareness of the breath: how the way we breathe shifts from pose to pose in our practice, and how to use the natural momentum of the breath to move more fluidly. We will finish each session with a body-scan focused Yoga Nidra, allowing us to experience this deeper embodiment in both movement and stillness. All levels welcome.

$25 for one // $80 for all four

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Mindful Movement I : Interoception and Body Awareness with Sarah Damiano
May
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Mindful Movement I : Interoception and Body Awareness with Sarah Damiano

Mindful Movement I: Interoception and Body Awareness

 

This four part series will examine different aspects of somatic awareness in our yoga practice, allowing time to pause and observe as we move mindfully through asana and meditation.

Our first session will focus on deepening our awareness of physical sensations as mind-body communication, observing bodily signals such as heart rate and body temperature, and using that attunement to guide us to a more embodied practice. We will finish each session with a body-scan focused Yoga Nidra, allowing us to experience this deeper embodiment in both movement and stillness. All levels welcome.

 

 

$25 for one // $80 when signed up for all four

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Fertility Workshop with Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski
May
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fertility Workshop with Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski

This three-day series (happening in three consecutive Sundays) will provide a refreshed perspective on blending yoga practices, massage techniques and acupuncture treatments to enhance your fertility naturally. 



Guided by Yoga Instructor Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski this series will take place in a safe and respectful environment to bring your questions to as we deepen discussions on topics such as:

-rebalancing hormones and bodily systems
-enhancing blood flow to the male and female reproductive system
-cycle charting
-nutrition
-male health and sperm
-Chinese herbs

This is a realistic and holistic take-home practice to cultivate a healthier you in order to support conception efforts.

DATES: 

Sunday 4/23 : 2-5pm
Sunday 4/30 : 2-5pm
Sunday 5/7 : 2-5pm

COST:
$250 for one couple, all three sessions*

*installment options of $84 a session available, with commitment to attending all three sessions

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Fertility Workshop with Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski
Apr
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fertility Workshop with Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski

This three-day series (happening in three consecutive Sundays) will provide a refreshed perspective on blending yoga practices, massage techniques and acupuncture treatments to enhance your fertility naturally. 



Guided by Yoga Instructor Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski this series will take place in a safe and respectful environment to bring your questions to as we deepen discussions on topics such as:

-rebalancing hormones and bodily systems
-enhancing blood flow to the male and female reproductive system
-cycle charting
-nutrition
-male health and sperm
-Chinese herbs

This is a realistic and holistic take-home practice to cultivate a healthier you in order to support conception efforts.

DATES: 

Sunday 4/23 : 2-5pm
Sunday 4/30 : 2-5pm
Sunday 5/7 : 2-5pm

COST:
$250 for one couple, all three sessions*

*installment options of $84 a session available, with commitment to attending all three sessions

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Fertility Workshop with Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski
Apr
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fertility Workshop with Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski

This three-day series (happening in three consecutive Sundays) will provide a refreshed perspective on blending yoga practices, massage techniques and acupuncture treatments to enhance your fertility naturally. 



Guided by Yoga Instructor Katie Sukatowy and Acupuncturist Meghan Bielinski this series will take place in a safe and respectful environment to bring your questions to as we deepen discussions on topics such as:

-rebalancing hormones and bodily systems
-enhancing blood flow to the male and female reproductive system
-cycle charting
-nutrition
-male health and sperm
-Chinese herbs

This is a realistic and holistic take-home practice to cultivate a healthier you in order to support conception efforts.

DATES: 

Sunday 4/23 : 2-5pm
Sunday 4/30 : 2-5pm
Sunday 5/7 : 2-5pm

COST:
$250 for one couple, all three sessions*

*installment options of $84 a session available, with commitment to attending all three sessions

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Extra Attention: Hip and Low Back Care with Morgan + Michelle
Apr
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Extra Attention: Hip and Low Back Care with Morgan + Michelle

These workshops are for one sole purpose: taking care of yourself. The time consists of restorative poses, Yin style postures, and Thai bodywork adjustments. 

4/8/17: This workshop will focus entirely on the hip and low back space. This is a space of stability and security. We will compress and stretch the area of the legs and back and feet.

Sliding scale: $30-$50

Sign up at : saffronyogacenter@gmail.com to secure your space!

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Mar
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Extra Attention: Heart Care with Morgan Engels + Michelle Warren

These workshops are for one sole purpose: taking care of yourself. The time consists of restorative poses, Yin style postures, and Thai bodywork adjustments. 

3/18/2017: Heart Care:this workshop will focus on the arms,shoulders, and upper back area. There will be resting, stretching, and receiving of Thai bodywork along the arm lines and shoulders. 


These classes fill up quickly. Please pre register : saffronyogacenter@gmail.com to secure a space! 

Sliding scale: $30-$50

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Restorative Rx: Supported Inversions with Morgan Engels
Feb
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

Restorative Rx: Supported Inversions with Morgan Engels

These workshops will allow time to focus on particular aspects of the restorative practice. Whether you attend them as a restorative beginner to become more confident in using props, or as a seasoned practioner that wants to deepen your practice, the workshops will empower and refine your skills both in and out of the studio.

Supported Inversions: This workshop will focus entirely on the supported inversions that are available within a restorative practice. We will be turning upside down using bolsters, a wall, blocks, and a chair. We will practice supported forward folds (which can act as a substitute for headstand), and supported bridge / shoulderstand variations. You will become more confident in how to flip your perspectives in safe and secure ways.

Due to the personal attention required in these workshops, they are only open to six students. Pre-registration required at : saffronyogacenter@gmail.com

Sliding scale: $30-$50

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Extra Attention: Heart Care with Michelle Warren and Morgan Engels
Feb
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Extra Attention: Heart Care with Michelle Warren and Morgan Engels

These workshops are for one sole purpose: taking care of yourself. The time consists of restorative poses, Yin style postures, and Thai bodywork adjustments. 

2/19/2017: Heart Care:this workshop will focus on the arms,shoulders, and upper back area. There will be resting, stretching, and receiving of Thai bodywork along the arm lines and shoulders. 


These classes fill up quickly. Please pre register : saffronyogacenter@gmail.com to secure a space! 

Sliding scale: $30-$50

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Happy Bellies with Laura Hulke and Todd Richmond from Heartwood Healing Collective
Jan
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Happy Bellies with Laura Hulke and Todd Richmond from Heartwood Healing Collective

This introductory class will explore basic abdominal anatomy (skin,
fascia, muscles and organs) and the importance of regular self care.
Participants will learn a basic abdominal massage sequence that they
can use on themselves or with family members to improve digestion and
elimination, and decrease stress, fatigue and overall muscular and
emotional tension."

This type of self care can relieve sufferers of reflux, bloating, gas,
diarrhea, constipation and other digestive woes. It can also soothe
the nervous system which may be overtaxed due to holiday eating, work
and relationship stress. Practice empowers folks to regain control of
their health and emotional well-being through abdominal massage.

Regular abdominal self care can significantly reduce chronic neck,
back and abdominal pain as well as the symptoms associated with PMS,
IBS, Crohn's, leaky gut, anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia.
 

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Extra Attention: Kidney Love with Morgan Engels and Michelle Warren
Jan
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

Extra Attention: Kidney Love with Morgan Engels and Michelle Warren

These workshops will be for the sole purpose of deeply restoring and taking care of ourselves. Open to only eight students the classes will consist of a series of specialty restorative or Yin style postures and hands on Thai Bodywork adjustments.

1/15/2017: 4-6pm: This workshop will focus on giving the kidneys some extra attention. We will do postures that benefit the area of the kidneys, complemented by bodywork on the kidney channels. Attention to this space can bring happiness to the low back, knees and feet.

Email saffronyogacenter@gmail.com to reserve a space.

Sliding scale: $30-$50

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Monthly In-Depth Yin with Michelle Warren
Jan
14
11:00am11:00am

Monthly In-Depth Yin with Michelle Warren



Find a balanced way to celebrate the abundance of the seasons with this Yin Yoga monthly sequence. 

Gentle, longer held poses help to restore us mentally, energetically and internally.
Designed to help us unwind as we stretch and stimulate the connective tissue of the body including that of the digestive tract. 

As we awaken the Yin aspects of ourselves, with an attitude of compassion and acceptance, we will work the Meridians (energy channels) within the body that correlate with each of the seasons. 

*Open to all levels and lots of props provided!

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Gong with Jon Mueller
Jan
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Gong with Jon Mueller

Join us on January 7th to listen as Jon Mueller plays multiple gongs. Jon, a seasoned and skillful percussionist, creates an amazing experience through sound. 

Reserving a space is required, as this will be a small setting with limited space.

Email: saffronyogacenter@gmail.com

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Extra Attention: Spine Time with Morgan Engels and Michelle Warren
Dec
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

Extra Attention: Spine Time with Morgan Engels and Michelle Warren

These workshops will be for the sole purpose of deeply restoring and taking care of ourselves. Open to only eight students the classes will consist of a series of specialty restorative or Yin style postures and hands on Thai Bodywork adjustments.

12/11/2016: 4-6pm: This workshop will focus entirely on the spine. Restorative postures will be complemented with Thai Bodywork techiques for the spine such as pressing, palm walking and thumb walking. 

The spine work will have some great effects on the nervous system.

Open only to eight students, signing up beforehand is necessary.

Sliding scale: $30-$50

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Post-Thanksgiving Yin Yoga Workshop with Michelle Warren
Nov
26
10:30am10:30am

Post-Thanksgiving Yin Yoga Workshop with Michelle Warren

Find a balanced way to celebrate the abundance of the season with this Yin Yoga sequence that has gentle, longer held poses that help to restore us mentally, energetically and internally.

This sequence is designed to help us unwind as we stretch and stimulate the connective tissue of the body including that of the digestive tract. 

As we awaken the Yin aspects of ourselves, with an attitude of compassion and acceptance, we will work the Spleen/Stomach Meridian as well as the Liver/Gallbladder Meridian.

Sliding Scale: $15-$25

*This class will replace the regulary occuring Saturday Yin class for this day only!

**Open to all levels and lots of props provided!

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Yoga for Cyclists with Becky Tesch
Nov
19
11:00am11:00am

Yoga for Cyclists with Becky Tesch

Learn how to care for your cycling body. We'll go over how cycling impacts your body, what to do pre-ride and post-ride and what you can do at home for general maintenance.  Becky Tesch has been riding bikes as an avid commuter and mountain biker for at least 20 years, probably more. She will be of great help to you in your cycling whether you ride competitively or just for enjoyment.  

Sliding Scale: $30-$50

 

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Extra Attention: Leg Work with Morgan Engels + Michelle Warren
Oct
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

Extra Attention: Leg Work with Morgan Engels + Michelle Warren

These workshops will be for the sole purpose of deeply restoring and taking care of ourselves. Open to only eight students the classes will consist of a series of specialty restorative or Yin style postures and hands on Thai Bodywork adjustments.

10/30: Leg Restoration: This workshop will focus on taking care of our lower limbs. There will be supported postures to restore, some deep stretches to rejuvenate the joints, and Thai Bodywork with palming, pressing and thumbing techniques. 

These workshops fill fast and are only open to eight people so we can have enough time with everyone. Please e-mail to reserve your space!

Sliding Scale: $35-$55

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Yoga for Opening the Heart Center with Jennifer Karius
Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

Yoga for Opening the Heart Center with Jennifer Karius

This class is for those interested in the experience of being more open, strong, and uplifted in their posture and mood. It’s a class for addressing strain and holding in the heart area, and opening the emotional center. 

Sliding Scale: $50-$30  | Pre-registration is a must ! Email: saffronyogacenter@gmail.com

 

Read more about Jennifer below:

At the start of her international career in contemporary classical ballet, Jennifer was toldto try Iyengar Yoga- a very focused form of hatha yoga- to recover from a stress fracture and prevent future injury. Noticing immediate effects,she has since then regularly practiced Iyengar yoga for now more than 27 years, and has been certified to teach since 1998.

She studied directly with the Iyengars in India over several years, completed a 3-yr. teacher training in the Netherlands after years of Iyengar yoga studies in San Francisco, and has 3 levels of higher certification.

Jennifer has been developing a very practical, physical philosophical yoga to directly assist in overcoming the conditioned habits of body and mind and bring health and a sense of freedom.

Her classes are intelligent, offering a practical sense of progress in working on alignment and adjustment in the body, while providing moments of peace, restoration, vitalization, and bliss

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Extra Attention: Leg Work
Aug
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Extra Attention: Leg Work

These workshops will be for the sole purpose of deeply restoring and taking care of ourselves. Open to only eight students the classes will consist of a series of specialty restorative or Yin style postures and hands on Thai Bodywork adjustments.

8/28: Leg Restoration: With the extra long days and action of the summertime, this workshop will focus on taking care of our lower limbs. There will be supported postures to restore, some deep stretches to rejuvenate the joints, and Thai Bodywork with palming, pressing and thumbing techniques. 

These workshops fill fast and are only open to eight people so we can have enough time with everyone. Please e-mail to reserve your space!

Sliding Scale: $25-$45

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Summer Solstice Gong with Jon Mueller + Michelle Warren
Jun
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Summer Solstice Gong with Jon Mueller + Michelle Warren

On Sunday June 26th join Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir/Death Blues) and Michelle Warren in a completely relaxing sound session to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

Attendees are simply expected to show up, find a comfortable spot to rest, and listen. Jon will play the sounds of the gong for the session while Michelle will lead the opening + closing meditation. 

Feel free to bring a pillow + blanket.

$15 // Registration through e-mail is required due to space.

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Be Sweet to Your Feet : Yoga from the Ground Up with Sarah Damiano
Jun
25
11:00am11:00am

Be Sweet to Your Feet : Yoga from the Ground Up with Sarah Damiano

 

 

The feet are our foundation, our connection to the earth. By accessing their inherent strength, we completely transform our standing postures. In this workshop, we’ll explore alignment, weight distribution, and how the placement of the foot supports the structure of the entire body. We’ll also learn strengthening exercises, mayo-fascial techniques, and a few DIY foot massage tools to empower you to maintain happy, healthy feet.  This workshop is particularly useful for those suffering from issues such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, and chronic foot cramps. All levels welcome.

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Extra Attention: Neck + Shoulder Love
May
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Extra Attention: Neck + Shoulder Love

These workshops will be for the sole purpose of deeply restoring and taking care of ourselves. Open to only eight students the classes will consist of a series of specialty restorative or Yin style postures and hands on Thai Bodywork adjustments and essential oils.

5/22: Neck + Shoulder Love will focus entirely on the neck, arms and upper back space. We will set up supported postures so you can sink in and have Thai Bodywork in this area, and we will take you through some Yin postures to stimulate and restore the tendons, fascia and ligaments of this space. 

These workshops fill quickly, pre-registration is needed to hold your space and keep the integrity of attendance. 

Sliding scale: $25-$45t

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Spring Cleaning: Slow Flow Series with Michelle
May
5
to Jun 16

Spring Cleaning: Slow Flow Series with Michelle

This series will take place every Thursday night at 6pm from May 5th-June 16th with Michelle.

These classes are designed to help balance and support the wood element of the liver/gallbladder. This organ pair nourishes our ability to distribute vital energy within the body. We will flow with the breath, allowing time to focus on the dynamics of each movement. The natural pace will guide us through gentle sun salutations and provide us with the patience to move, ground and twist our way into Summer. 

This series is open to drop-ins!

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