Yoga Summer School with Katie Sukowaty
Jul
23
to Aug 27

Yoga Summer School with Katie Sukowaty

Saffron’s Yoga Summer School

 

Join Katie Sukowaty for a six week immersion into the practice of yoga to gain confidence, wisdom and purpose in your practice...it will satisfy all of your nerdy needs!

You will:

-experience five different styles of yoga and meditation

-become fluent in how and when to use yoga props

-gain greater understanding of different breathing techniques (pranayama) and mudras 

-have guidance and community in developing a personal yoga sequence 

Beginners encouraged!

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Extra Attention: Stay Sweet with Morgan + Michelle
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Extra Attention: Stay Sweet with Morgan + Michelle

These workshops are for one sole purpose: taking care of yourself. In this workshop you'll have ample time to receive and restore. The time consists of restorative poses, Yin style postures, and Thai bodywork adjustments. 

8/25/18: Nearing the end of August we begin to enter into an in between season that is short and sweet, Indian Summer. In traditional Chinese medicine and meridian studies, this is the season of the stomach and spleen. In this Extra Attention Session we will concentrate on the Stomach and Spleen channels, which can have a very grounding effect on the body and mind. We will be taking you through yin and restorative postures that open these areas while also providing Thai Bodywork to stimulate and nurture. 

Only open to eight people! Sign-up online. 

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Yin Yoga to Balance the Chakras with Amy Domakgaski
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Yin Yoga to Balance the Chakras with Amy Domakgaski

Chakras are important energy centers in the body, situated along the spine and corresponding the with endocrine system. We have seven main chakras which are connected to our whole system; our physical, mental, and emotional body.

This workshop will apply Yin yoga poses to gently stimulate the seven centers, so the energy starts to flow and the chakra can balance itself if needed.

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Gong Session with Jon Mueller
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Gong Session with Jon Mueller

Join us on a sweet Saturday evening for a gong session with Jon Mueller. Jon has played at our studio multiple times and each time has been a noteworthy experience. 

*Sign up required! Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to relax on the floor. 

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

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Developing a Home Practice with Becky Tesch + Morgan Engels
Sep
8
12:30 PM12:30

Developing a Home Practice with Becky Tesch + Morgan Engels

A workshop in 2 parts- Saturday Sept. 8 and Saturday Oct. 13 : 12:30pm-2:30pm

$75 (includes both parts)

You love coming to classes, but want to also begin doing Asana (postures) at home and / or dive deeper into yoga to take your practice to the next level.  Perhaps you want to study the bigger realm of Yoga, philosophy and the yogic lifestyle further and are not sure where to start.  Becky and Morgan will help you determine the direction and first steps that will help you move forward with your goals.

Part one of this two-part workshop will teach you how and why to develop your own practice in addition to your beloved studio classes. We'll then have individual practice time and develop your individual plan for working at home.

The second class will serve as a report-back. We will have a short practice together while leaving time to ask questions, problem solve, and set into motion your home practice plan.

 

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Fine Spine with Becky Tesch
Sep
9
12:30 PM12:30

Fine Spine with Becky Tesch

Sunday Sept 9  // 12:30-2:30pm  // $35

Come love your spine in a 2 hour workshop dedicated to helping your back feel

so much better. Examine and explore why our backs and necks frequently give

us trouble and what we can do at work and home to deal with common chronic

issues, and maintain a healthy, happy spine. Your upper, middle and lower back

will feel the love as Becky guides you through a flow and, of course, will stop to

share and work some special poses and movements she's personally developed

along her own spine challenge journey.

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Sep
9
3:30 PM15:30

Pain in the Neck with Becky Tesch

Sunday Sept 9 // 3:30 - 5:30pm // $35

Shoulders and necks are the victims of our modern life. Spending hours of 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. 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.

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Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting

Join Meg Vetting of The Heart Revival Friday, September 21st 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: www.theheartrevival.com."

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Restorative Yoga and Deep Listening: A Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Graciela Mercedes
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Restorative Yoga and Deep Listening: A Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Graciela Mercedes

WHAT: Restorative Yoga and Deep Listening is a weekend long program that draws upon subtle energy awareness and experience to bring each student into a layer of balance. Using asana, pranayama, meditation, visualization, ecology, and art the practitioner/student can construct individual recovery processes that speak directly to their needs. This training will encourage each student to guide and be guided in a restorative fashion. Throughout the weekend students will explore physical and energetic methods; using linguistics and presence to set the tone. Hands-on & hands-off adjustments, sequencing for affects, traditional & modern adaptations, lecture & discussion, and art & nature moments will be called into focus, giving the students a secure, but varied foundation to teach and/or deepen their personal practice.

This training is designed for new and experienced yoga instructors, as well as students who have a sincere interest in deepening their understanding behind the mechanics of restorative yoga. This training also lends itself to health care professionals (nurses/doctors), personal trainers, physical therapists, care-takers, body-workers, and/or counselors/coaches.

*Yoga Alliance approved for 32 hours of continuing education; 20 contact hours, 12 non-contact hours.

WHEN: This training will run from Friday September 28th- Sunday September 30th. There will be plenty of small breaks for snacks and beverages, and a nice lunch break each day. A refrigerator is available for any bag lunches, while there are many cafes and restaurants near by to dine in.

The schedule for each day will be:

Friday September 28th: 9:30am-3:30pm | Saturday September 29th: 11:00am- 6:00pm | Sunday September 30th: 11:00am - 6:00pm

ABOUT: Gracie is a Michigan based yoga instructor who believes in the evolution of the human practice. Her teaching blends together elements from ecology, dance, and ceramics; using an interdisciplinary approach to connect with students and colleagues. Her attention to energetic detail is a defining quality in her work and instruction.

Gracie received her RYT-200 from Marianne Well’s Yoga School in Costa Rica in 2011 and her Restorative Yoga certification from Leeann Carey in 2013. Having the privilege to further her teaching experience through various studios, as well as holding retreats in Mexico, Gracie is an E-RYT 200 and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) as recognized by Yoga Alliance. 

TESTIMONIALS: 

Graciela’s knowledge of yoga and restorative yoga in particular is thorough, intuitive and compassionate. She conveyed the essence as well as the particulars beautifully during our training. Her choice of assignments, the materials provided, and the composition of the three days’ training gave me a solid foundation for my own restorative practice, and the inspiration to share it with other Yogis in the future.  -A. Poston, September 2017

If we have good fortune, we meet teachers who embody their craft. If we are blessed we know one or two who impart through their passions and their actions, their skills. Graciela passes on a legacy of listening deeply to  self, other, and the connection which is the Self. Layer by layer, breath by breath Gracie embraces each student’s capacity to Restore Self. A five star course.  -Kirt, J. Baab, LMSW, ERYT-200, March 2018

 

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Yoga Basics with Relaxation accompanied by members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga Basics with Relaxation accompanied by members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Join Janet DeVoe and members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on a sweet Sunday night as she teaches a Yoga Basics Class. Janet will teach her basics class, and then nearing the end of the practice, members of the MSO will play.

Class will be $10 but we ask that you do sign up online so we can be sure of space and attendance. 

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Extra Attention with Morgan + Michelle: Father's Day
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

Extra Attention with Morgan + Michelle: Father's Day

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

6/17/2018: Dad's deserve to get some extra care too! We're offering this workshop on Father's Day, with a focus on the low back and shoulders. Even though it has the Dad's day theme, please note that ALL are welcome!  

Sign up to reserve a space! This workshop is only open to EIGHT.

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EXTRA ATTENTION: Nurture with Morgan + Michelle
May
13
4:00 PM16:00

EXTRA ATTENTION: Nurture 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. 

5/13/2018: We're so excited to offer an Extra Attention workshop on Mother's Day so you can simply be taken care of. We're going to pick out all of the poses that rest the head and the heart, and we're going to end in a long relaxation with a sweet foot massage!

Sign up to reserve a space! This workshop is only open to EIGHT. 

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Extra Attention: Ground Down with Morgan + Michelle
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Extra Attention: Ground Down 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. 
 

4/22/2018: GROUND DOWN: This workshop will pay special attention to the restorative postures and Thai Bodywork adjustments that can aid in feeling grounded. There will be supported forward folds and steady, compressing Thai Bodywork. We find this to be a fitting theme since it lands on Earth Day!

 

ONLY OPEN TO EIGHT. Sign up online is necessary. 

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Yoga Basics Class with members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga Basics Class with members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Join Janet DeVoe and members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on a sweet Sunday night as she teaches a Yoga Basics Class. 

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is featuring the Bay View neighborhood, and playing at various locations in the area. We are very happy to have Saffron as one of those locations.

Class will be $10 but we ask that you do sign up online so we can be sure of space and attendance. 

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The Pregnant Practice with Cassie Rogers from Amala School of Prenatal Yoga
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Pregnant Practice with Cassie Rogers from Amala School of Prenatal Yoga

Calling all Pregnant Yoga Practitioners, Teachers, and Movement Therapists! 

Have you ever had a pregnant woman come to your yoga class and you felt unprepared to help her? Are you pregnant yourself and unsure of how to modify your current yoga practice?

In this workshop, yoga teachers will learn to confidently adapt their classes for a pregnant student. Experienced yoga students may also attend to learn how to safely practice throughout their pregnancy.

Cassie will introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body, then outline common concerns and contraindications. You will learn basic hands-on and propped modifications and have the chance to practice applying your newfound skills. Participants will receive a manual for future reference.

The Pregnant Practice is an introduction to prenatal modifications for yoga, not a prenatal yoga teacher training. If you desire to specialize in working with this population, consider Cassie's 95 hour prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training that begins in January 2017 at Yoga Six! 

You can read more about:

Amala School of Prenatal Yoga here:  www.amalaprenatalyoga.com

Cassie Rogers here: https://www.amalaprenatalyoga.com/faculty/

 

Cost: $55.00

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Off the Wall with Laura Halfmann
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

Off the Wall with Laura Halfmann

Let curiosity be your guide in this workshop that explores a practice in which the wall becomes your most supportive partner. The wall may give you extra support to relax or extra space to deepen, as the playground of your mat extends into another plane. When you practice with the wall as a prop, you get excellent feedback into all poses; it helps you to balance, understand deeper places to move from within, and greatly supports your structure. What you learn here, you can bring home to your own wall of choice!  Bring your “Spidey sense” and your inner child.

 

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The Heart of Winter: A Yin Yoga Practice with Morgan Engels
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

The Heart of Winter: A Yin Yoga Practice with Morgan Engels

"The heart is called the 'King' of the organs.  The Internal Medicine Classic states: 'The heart commands all of the organs and viscera, houses the spirit, and controls the emotions.'  In Chinese, the word for 'heart' (hsin) is also used to denote 'mind'.  When the heart is strong and steady, it controls the emotions; when it is weak and wavering, the emotions rebel and prey upon the heart-mind, which then loses its command over the body."

Join Morgan in a deeply nourishing yin yoga practice dedicated to the heart. Yin yoga is a practice of softening, non-grasping, sitting with what is. Due to its passive nature, the practice focuses its attention to the connective tissue and joint spaces of the body. The postures in a yin practice are explored from 2-5 minutes.

The yin yoga postures for the heart are based in the shoulders, arms, hands and upper back.

 

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Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting

Join Meg Vetting of The Heart Revival Friday, February 2nd 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: www.theheartrevival.com."

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Essential Oil Workshop with Stefanie Melo
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

Essential Oil Workshop with Stefanie Melo

Wellness encompasses our whole being, focus exclusively on only one aspect of our being leads to imbalance and actually leads to problems over time. 

Aromatic plants and herbs have been used for millennia for spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well being. In this workshop we will cover a brief history of essential oils, sourcing quality essential oils in a sustainable way, how to use essential oils safely and simple ways you can support your home, body, mind and spirit with these tiny drops of goodness.

The first eight participants will receive a free entry to this event!

About Stefanie: 

Stefanie is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been practicing for 9 years.  She is dedicated to increasing her knowledge of health and wellness and has focused her continuing education on fertility, infant massage, bonding, birth work, cranio-sacral and aromatherapy.  She is a birth doula and is in process of completing 5 aromatherapy certificaitons.  

Stefanie's passion is to empower people to take charge of their wellness through reducing environmental toxins in their homes, improving nutrition, stress-management and holistic health care options.  

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New Years Day Practice with Rita Burlingame!
Jan
1
2:00 PM14:00

New Years Day Practice with Rita Burlingame!

Move forward with intention. Through this practice we make space for positive energy in the body, release negative and undirected energy, and create stillness and clarity in the mind.  

The first half of this workshop will be a gentle hatha, suitable for yoga students of all ability levels.  The sequence will cultivate a link between the breath and movement, as well as create space in the hips and spine for a comfortable seated practice. The second half of the workshop will be on Cultivating Intention for the New Year, with a brief writing exercise and guided meditation on the future that we'd like to create.  

Snacks & non-alcoholic champagne after class!

$40

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New Years Eve Candlelight Practice with Janet!
Dec
31
4:00 PM16:00

New Years Eve Candlelight Practice with Janet!

On New Years Eve, join Janet for an excellent practice to welcome in a new year. 

This practice will carry a theme of Saucha: Clearing the mind, the body and the space- burning away distractions and obstacles. We will practice to focus on clearing away cobwebs in our physical and mental/emotional body, making room for a calm, focused, positive, clear, and relaxed mind and body for the new year.

Sign up! 

 

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Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting
Dec
30
4:00 PM16:00

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: www.theheartrevival.com."

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Gong Sound Session with Jon Mueller
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Gong Sound Session with Jon Mueller

 

Join us on a sweet Sunday night for a gong session with Jon Mueller. Jon has played at our studio multiple times and each time has been a noteworthy experience. 

*Sign up required! Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to relax on the floor. 

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

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Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Nidra with Meg Vetting

Join Meg Vetting of The Heart Revival Wednesday, November 22nd 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: www.theheartrevival.com
 

Cost: $25

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Neck, Upper Back, Hand + Shoulders with Becky Tesch
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Neck, Upper Back, Hand + Shoulders 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
7:30 PM19:30

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: www.theheartrevival.com

 

Cost: $25

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Extra Attention: Sen Sumana with Morgan + Michelle
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Extra Attention: Sen Sumana 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. 

9/30/17: Sen Sumana: This workshop will work with a particualr "sen" line. Sen lines are a part of Thai Bodywork; they are pathways that connect and contribute to particular openings and health factors in the body. Working with Sen Sumana aids in deeper breathing, digestion, and the heart. 

Sign up is necessary: workshop only open to EIGHT.

Cost: $40

Purchase workshop to reserve space.

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Neck + Shoulders Workshop with Becky Tesch
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

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 Play Time with Pam Nelson
Sep
17
4:00 PM16:00

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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Adorning the Charkras: A Yoga + Art workshop with Laura Halfmann + Cory Weskevich
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

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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Prenatal Partner Class with Katie Fossum
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

Prenatal Partner Class with Katie Fossum

Join our dedicated prenatal yoga instructor Katie Fossum and deepen the pregnancy journey by experiencing a prenatal yoga class with your Birthing Partner or friend!  Class will focus on a well-rounded yoga and meditation practice to cultivate healthy communication and build mutual support. All trimesters and yoga experience (or none) are welcome. 

$30/pair

Pre-Register by reserving a space here! 

Space limited to four pairs.

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Gong Sounds with Jon Mueller
Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

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
4:00 PM16:00

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
4:00 PM16:00

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
4:00 PM16:00

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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