Yoga For Healing: Therapeutics Series w/ Zhenja La Rosa
January-June 2016, Select Sundays
Are you a teacher who wants to help students learn to get out of pain?
Zhenja invites both students and teachers to this special series of six therapeutics workshops to address common injuries, aches and pains through alignment and practice. Learn how to create the optimal bio-mechanical alignment for your body and learn targeted exercises that you can do every day at home or in yoga classes to support healing.
Sign up for the workshop(s) that address your particular needs, or take the series to learn good alignment for your whole body.
January 17 : Lower back We will address common causes of lower back pain and learn to align and support the spine through yoga.
February 7: Shoulders Whether your shoulders are tight or hyper-mobile, you will learn how to build flexibility with strength in full range of motion of the shoulder girdle.
March 6: Hips (and Hamstrings) Open your hips effectively and safely. You’ll also learn how these same actions will help open your hamstrings and heal injuries of the hamstring attachments.
April 3: Wrists We will build strength to support your wrists and open the muscles in your hands, arms and shoulders that may impinge your wrists.
May 1: Knees (and Feet) Protect your knees from injury and support healing acute ligament or cartilage damage by building stability around good alignment. This always involves the feet, so you’ll get bonus exercises for your feet, too!
June 5: Neck Often, tension in our lives translates directly into stiffness in the neck. You’ll learn how to align the shoulders and neck to create a place for your head to rest, and we will add in simple meditation techniques to help work through daily stresses.
The yoga therapy components of Zhenja’s instruction are based on her own study of biomechanics with yoga teachers and in her own practice and teaching, not derived from her status as an RYT ® with Yoga Alliance Registry.
1-3pm each session.
Earlybird: $35/session, $60 for 2, $170 for all
Day of: $45 drop-in
Attention Broad Street Runners! This Pop-Up Yoga for Runners Class has your name all over it.
Join Teagan for a one-hour class focused on loosening up your tightest spots so that you can run more efficiently and effectively in the Broad Street Run on Sunday.
Friday, April 29, 6-7pm. $10 earlybird, or $15 day of.
Happy Mothers Day from Maha!
At Maha, we love our yoga moms and want to honor you on your special day. On Mothers Day, Sunday May 8, bring your mom to Chae’s 11:30am Open Levels class for FREE! All mothers are welcome to take class on the house this day.
Sunday, May 8. 11:30am-12:45pm. Class is free for all moms!
Register in person the day of.
Brew Maha is back! Enjoy a full-spectrum, energetic class from 5:30-6:30pm. Afterwards, with heightened awareness, delight in a craft-beer tasting at The Corner Foodery that will leave your taste-buds feeling just as blissful (6:30-7:30pm). This was named best yoga event in Philadelphia by Be Well Philly in 2013, and tends to sell out quickly. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
May 14, 5:30-6:30 yoga with beer tasting to follow
$30 by 5/7, $40 after
Are you eager to get your feet off the ground but not quite sure how to get started? This workshop is for you! We will focus on the foundations of handstand, forearm stand, and headstand and work toward getting upside down safely and with control. Learn how to find opening and stability in the shoulders; build strength with various conditioning poses such as variations on plank and chaturanga (low plank) that can be incorporated into your daily practice; and conquer your fears with the help of the wall, props, small group exercises, and personal assistance from your teacher.
Sunday, May 22, 1-3pm. $25 earlybird by 5/15, $35 after.
This is an invitation to evolve to intermediate arm balancing! We’ll enjoy a full practice to warm up and prepare that weaves in several favorite postures. You’ll leave with tools for sustainable arm balancing that will feel like FLOATING through understanding of healthy alignment and flow of energy for each posture. This is the perfect workshop for newbie arm balancers wanting to solidify their skills, as well as intermediate practitioners ready to refine their poses and clean up transitions.
Sunday, June 12, 1-3:30pm
$30 before 6/5 $40 after
Together at last! Great yoga and excellent wine. We’ll start with a 75 minute, all-levels. practice at the studio, then walk down one block to Tria. Registration is inclusive for the yoga practice and a tasting of six wines (2 oz pours, so about 2.5 glasses of wne!)
June 26, 2015, 12:30-3pm
$50 by 6/19, $60 after
September 17 & 18
This 10-hour immersion is designed to empower both teachers and students in sequencing creative and anatomically sound vinyasa classes. We will demystify vinyasa, and guide you in crafting a class that is smooth in its transitions and leaves people feeling truly integrated. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain new insight and work in intimate groups in experiential ways!
Alex will cover: how to build effective towards a “peak” in both pinnacle and full spectrum sequences, counter posing, transitions, and elements of flow. You will leave this immersion with 5 new sequences to both practice and teach!
Sat & Sun Sept 17th & 18th, 12-5:30pm each day
$165 by 9/1, $195 after
Urban Retreat: #alltheposes w/ Justicia
October 7-10, 2016
In 2014, Justicia first gave herself the mission to attempt every pose on this yoga syllabus poster developed by Darren Rhodes. What was an initially daunting task became a great tool of self inquiry, and she learned that
-Although not all the poses were ‘doable,’ visiting them all in a weekend gave deep insight into practice,
-It wasn’t nearly as tough as she thought it would be,
-It was a whole lot of FUN!
In this second year of this annual urban retreat, we’ll explore the full range of asana together, moving towards all 400 poses in a supportive, fun way as community. Each of the weekend’s extended asana sessions will move towards challenging poses with reverence and expert instruction from Justicia, and a conversation shared among all. Expect strong practice and deep laughter.
Students are recommended to be able to push up to urdhva dhanurasana (full wheel) with straight arms, balance headstand in the middle of the room and be able to kick up to handstand at the wall unassisted. If you don’t meet the prerequisites, but you know how to honor your boundaries, please come (for example, you need the wall for headstand). If you’re simply intimidated, register! This weekend will be accessible to all experienced yogis who know how to back off and play their edges with deep respect. This retreat is not intended for anyone with active injuries or illness.
Full Retreat (includes 8 sessions) $275 earlybird by 10/1, $350 after.
Sat & Sun only (4 sessions) $150 by 10/1, $175 after.
Individual sessions $40 by 10/1, $50 after.