Parkinson’s Yoga Philadelphia: A Yoga Class Series for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease
Saturdays, March – May
With support from the Parkinson’s Council, This adaptive yoga class will focus on strength- building, balance, co-ordination, stretching, breathing, and fun. Care givers/support people are welcome.
Instructors are trained Yoga Instructors who teach Adaptive Yoga and are aware of the quality of life benefits that Yoga can bring to PD.
Instructors: Mamie Guidera, PLwPD; Andrea Barberio, Physical Therapist; Sasha Glass; Instructor; Sarah Hyland Instructors
Select Saturdays, 9:30-10:45am
March: 18th, 25th
April: 8th, 15th, 22nd
Suggested donation: $5-$10
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Annual Intermediate/ Advanced Yoga Series w/ Justicia
This asana series is for experienced students who want to practice together in community and approach intermediate and advanced poses in a supportive, fun way. Each extended practice will move towards challenging poses with reverence and expert instruction from Justicia, and a conversation shared among all in class. Expect strong practice, deep laughter, and a respectful, inclusive practice. Students are recommended to be able to push up to urdhva dhanurasana (full wheel) with straight arms, and be able to kick up to handstand at the wall unassisted.
January-March: Last Sunday of each month, 1-3pm
$25 per session, or $65 for all 3 by 1/22
January 29: Radical Backbends & Inversions
February 26: Deep Hip Openers
March 26: Advanced Arm Balances
Calibrate to Capacity with Darren Rhodes
March 31-April 2
Join us for an asana intensive weekend with yogahour® founder Darren Rhodes where you calibrate to your own capacity! Each 2.5 hour practice session focuses on one of the four categories of poses (standing/supine poses, backbends, forward folds, arm balances). Join us for the whole weekend to expand your practice in all directions, or drop in for single or multiple sessions as your schedule allows.
Darren Rhodes, E-RYT 500, is the director of YogaOasis Studios in Tucson, AZ. Darren is featured in the yoga poster, Penchant for Practice. His eBook, The Yoga Resource Practice Manual, includes practice instructions for 360 poses. Darren is the founder of Yogahour and was named one of Yoga Journal’s “21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga.” Darren is also a faculty member of yogaglo.com. More information at yogahour.com
Friday, March 31st, 6-8:30pm (standing/supine poses)
Saturday, April 1st, 9:15-11:45am (backbends)
Saturday, April 1st, 1:15-3:45pm (forward folds)
Sunday, April 2nd, 9:15-11:45am (arm balances)
$50/workshop earlybrid before 3/24, $60 after or
$175 entire weekend before 3/24, $205 after
Inform Your Flow: Yogahour 200-hour Teacher Training Certification Program w/ Teagan Schweitzer,
Darren Rhodes & Sam Rice
March- November 2017
The Inform Your Flow training equips you with the tools and practices which empower you to deliver an expertly-taught flow class that emphasizes form via shape, safety, and refinement instructions for each pose. This training is for you if you have the desire to dive deeper into your yoga practice, expand your understanding of asana and alignment, and share your love of yoga with others. This 200-hour program is beneficial for new teachers seeking a foundation for their teaching career and experienced teachers looking for expert teaching technologies to bring clarity and precision to their instruction.
Maha Yoga’s 200-Hour Yogahour® Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance® approved program. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to become a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). This registry makes you a good candidate for getting hired to teach many styles of yoga.
The training will be co-taught by Maha instructor Teagan Schweitzer along with Darren Rhodes, (founder of yogahour) and Sam Rice (lead yogahour teacher trainer).
Inversions Workshop w/ Steph Berliner
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.
Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm. $25 early bird by 4/1, $35 after
Yoga + Acupuncture w/ Teagan Schweitzer & Steven Mavros
In this workshop we will combine the benefits of both yoga and acupuncture to create another level of wellness experience.
Everyone has heard that yoga helps us connect to ourselves and others physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. With the addition of acupuncture, all of the progress and grounding that you achieve through your practice will have a more lasting effect. You will experience a more intense and deeper savasana along with a greater ability to assimilate the practice and recover after class. You will emerge from this 2 hour experience feeling more relaxed and well-rested than perhaps any other yoga class you’ve ever taken.
During the workshop Teagan will lead everyone through a well-rounded accessible and fun yoga practice. Then, during your restorative savasana, Steven will administer a simple, grounding acupuncture treatment to help you get the absolute most out of your practice.
Steven Mavros is an acupuncturist of 14 years, one of the leading acupuncturists in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and owner and founder of the Healing Arts Center of Philadelphia and Healing Arts Community Acupuncture.
** This workshop is limited to 15 individuals, so register today to secure your spot! **
Saturday, April 15th, 2:30-4:30pm
$30 earlybird by 4/8, $35 after
Art of the Pose w/ Teagan Schweitzer & Steph Berliner
Select Sundays, January- June
Each month we will choose a pose and break it down over 90 minutes. We’ll explore how to prepare, what the key actions are, look at several approaches and transitions, and incorporate appropriate counter poses. There will be opportunities to ask questions, time to give the peak pose a few tries, and definitely a lot of laughter and fun.
Select Sundays, 2:30-4pm
April 23 Salamba sarvangasana (shoulderstand)
May 21 Vasisthasana (side plank)
June 18 Parivrtta janu sirsasana (revolved head to knee)
$20 earlybird, $25 at the door
Brew Maha w/ Jake Panasevich
Brew Maha is back! Enjoy a full-spectrum, energetic class from 5-6 pm. Afterwards, with heightened awareness, delight in a craft-beer tasting that will leave your taste-buds feeling just as blissful (6-7:30pm). 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 6, 5- 6pm yoga, with beer tasting to follow
Structure Your Pose : Structural Integration & Yoga w/ Joy Carey & Jean-Jacques Gabriel
Come experience and explore a heightened body awareness, focusing on the body’s connective tissue in addition to muscles and bone, and learn how it relates to movement, yoga poses and flow, and dynamic posture outside of yoga. We will use the knowledge of Structural Integration to increase integrity throughout the whole body, building more engaged, more stable, and more open poses. Joy is a certified Structural Integration Practitioner and Jean-Jacques has been teaching yoga for 11 years. Both Joy and Jean-Jacques have a combined 14 years of Thai massage experience, and combine their strengths in teaching asana and helping clients heal and find wholeness in their bodies in this offering. If you would like more information on Hellerwork Structural Integration, you can read more on Joy’s website.
All Levels welcome.
Saturday, May 20, 2:30-5:00pm. $45 earlybird by 5/13, $55 after