AcroYoga Thai & Fly w/ Jean-Jacques (Center City)
Saturday, October 4th 1:30-4:30pm
AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, with the healing touch of Thai Massage, and the dynamic connection of acrobatics. Rooted in presence and sensitivity, we will explore asana, partner yoga, basic acrobatics, thai massage and therapeutic flying flows. We’ll focus on thai massage and therapeutic flying flows to build our capacity for sensitivity, which is the foundation of power and grace in acrobatics, and invite a deeper connection between giving and receiving. No partner or experience needed! 1:30-4:30pm. $40 earlybird by September 26th, $50 after. *Share the love, and register with a friend and you both attend for $60 total, or $70 after 9/26 (must register at same time).
Brew Maha w/ Jake Panasevich (Center City)
Sunday, October 5
Brew Maha is back! Enjoy a full-spectrum, energetic class from 5-6pm. Afterwards, with heightened awareness, delight in a craft-beer tasting at The Corner Foodery that will leave your taste-buds feeling just as blissful (6-7:30pm). This was named best yoga event in Philadelphia by Be Well Philly last year, and tends to sell out quickly. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Yoga Therapeutics w/ Andrea Barberio (Center City)
Oct 18 & 19, Saturday 1:30-4:30pm, Sunday 1-4pm
These therapeutic workshops will focus on the low back, SI joint, and pelvis by addressing the anatomy and biomechanics of joints and muscle groups. We will examine movement as therapy to work through physical patterns that are limiting our asana practice and life.
Session 1 (Saturday Oct 18, 1:30-4:30pm)
-overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar spine
-common injuries of the low back
-incorporating yoga as therapeutic movement
Session 2 (Sunday Oct 19, 1-4pm)
-overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of the SI joint and pelvis
-exploring the relationships of different muscles groups regarding the pelvis
-enhancing awareness of the pelvis in asana
About Andrea: She has been practicing alignment based hatha yoga for over 11 years and teaching for 8 years. Certified in Anusara yoga in 2011, Andrea teaches in a light hearted and spirited way. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Andrea seeks to incorporate the study and research in the field of physical therapy into her practice and teachings of yoga.
Come to one or both sessions. It is strongly encouraged to attend Session 1 as a prerequisite and foundation for Session 2. Each session $40 by Oct 11, $50 after, or do both for $70 earlybird by Oct 11, $80 after.
Maha 50-hour Yoga Immersion
co-taught by Justicia & Zhenja (Center City)
Dive into the ocean of yoga! This training is designed for serious students who want to deepen their studies of yoga by exploring physiology, biomechanics and philosophy, and how they relate to asana practice. Learn how to align your physical body to be healthier and more vibrant. The course discusses common yoga injuries and how to avoid them, as well as the safe practice of inversions using a sound science of progressions. Explore how to apply alignment to address specific therapeutic needs with yoga. We will delve into over one hundred asanas, uncovering the secrets to practice better and feel better!
This course is a prerequisite for Maha’s Teacher Training, (fall weekend program begins in January 2015). You may take it as the first step towards getting certified to teach, or on its own as a way to deepen your own practice.
Fall Dates: Oct 25-26, Nov 8-9, Nov 22-23, Dec 13-14. Saturday 10:30am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4:30pm each weekend. $695 if paid in full by Oct 1, 2014, $825 after.
Sunday November 2, 6-8pm
Shawn will lead you through a restorative yoga practice, designed to help you release any stress or tension you might be holding so you can find some relaxation, with the added healing touch of Thai Massage. We’ll hold these soothing poses for 3-5 minutes, and use props to help find support, and the Thai Massage will take you to the ultimate level of letting go. Restore and replenish. $25 earlybird by 10/26. $35 after.
Handstand Clinic w/ Justicia DeClue & Gretchen Ernst (Center City)
This workshop will focus on handstand technique, infused with both yogic wisdom from Justicia and acrobatic insight from Gretchen. Alignment, extension, focus, connection of the body as a whole, and effective stretching will be covered. All levels are welcome. We will begin with foundational work and move through to the levels at which people are working currently with an eye toward appropriate advancement from there. Students will leave with exercises to help them gain strength and understanding to further them in their own practice. No handstand experience needed; recommended 1 year minimum yoga practice. Sunday, Nov 16, 2-4pm. $35 by 11/9, $45 after.
Handbalancer and trapeze artist Gretchen Ernst has been teaching since 2008. She has toured locally and internationally with such companies as Cirque Noveau, Visual Impact, and The American Circus. She enjoys bringing her passion into the realm of teaching to pass along the work through Handstand coaching, trapeze, stretching and conditioning. Justicia and Gretchen have known each other over a decade, since the early days of their Downward Facing Dogs, well before either attended circus training or yoga teacher training. They have a blast getting together and sharing tricks of their trades. This is a workshop not to miss!
AcroYoga Lunar Immersion w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel & Katie Capano (Center City)
The Lunar Immersion focuses on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai massage and therapeutic flying. The Lunar Asana Sequence teaches basic body mechanics and with a focus on self-love cultivation, in preparation for the dance of Thai massage. The techniques learned on the floor are then translated to the flying work, using the element of gravity to amplify the healing flow of prana (life force). Often, we will work in teams of three for safety and support, and everyone will have the opportunity to base and fly, heal and be healed. This training offers invaluable tools for yoga teachers, massage therapists, and energy workers who wish to develop a new dimension of healing touch for students or clients.
Lunar Asana Sequence
Thai massage in Supine, Prone, Side Lying, & Seated positions
Forward, Backward & High Flying Whale Therapeutic Flying Sequences
Schedule: Friday 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday
10am – 5:30pm (with 1.5h break)
Spots are limited. We suggest an early registration!
$495 earlybird by 11/14, $535 after
$215/weekend (1st weekend only)
$108/one-day drop-in (1st weekend only)