Introduction to Tarot w/ Kelly Morton
Introduction to Tarot offers beginners an overview of the Tarot as a tool to focus your own intuition and understand the habitual patterns and energy shifts happening in your life. We’ll look at the major arcana (the fool’s journey) and the minor arcana (through the lens of numerology and the four suits) and end with an explanation of the celtic cross spread. No previous experience necessary – just curiosity and interest in expanding your own ability to access your own intuition! Bring a deck if you have one – it’s always good to learn on a deck you plan to use.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2:30-4pm. $30 early bird by 1/12, $40 after
Weeknight Workshop Series: Brand New Beginners w/ Carly Markowitz
There was a time in every yogi’s life when they were a beginner; a time that was perhaps daunting, intimidating, emotional, exciting and confusing. To be on the mat is to experience all these sensations, and to be a yogi is to learn how to navigate them. Please join us as you step into the beginning of your practice- one that will enrich not only your body, but your mind as well. During this 4-week series, you will learn how to develop your own safe yoga practice by learning the basic poses, breathing exercises, and how to listen to your body while striking a balance between flexibility and strength. Class size is capped so everyone may receive personalized attention.
Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, January 8, 15, 22, 29. Registration is inclusive for all sessions. Series is capped at 12 students, with drop ins permitted only as space allows. $70 early bird, $80 day of.
Yoga + Acupuncture for Relaxation & Stress Relief
Join the dynamic duo, Teagan Schweitzer & Susanna Satten, L.Ac. for an afternoon of yoga and acupuncture that will leave you feeling centered, relaxed, and calm at a time of year when you may need it most. In this workshop we will combine the benefits of both yoga and acupuncture to nourish your health and well-being. 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 deeper and longer lasting effect. You will experience a more intense and deeper savasana (final rest) along with a greater ability to assimilate the practice and recover after class. You will emerge from this 2 hour mini-retreat 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, Susanna will provide you with a centering, grounding, stress-relieving acupuncture treatment designed to relax and restore your body and mind. While you rest comfortably, Teagan will lead you through a tranquil yoga nidra (yogic sleep) meditation.
Teagan (PhD, E-RYT 500) has been teaching yoga in Philadelphia for over a decade and is known throughout the city for her accessible, approachable yoga classes.
Susanna is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Licensed Acupuncturist and she loves using acupuncture and other forms of Chinese medicine to help her patients feel their best. She treats the full range of physical and emotional health conditions affecting adults of all ages and genders in her private practice in Rittenhouse Square. She also provides community-style acupuncture at South Philly Community Acupuncture.
This workshop is limited to 15 individuals, so sign up today to secure your spot!
Sunday, January 20, 2-4pm. $40 early bird by 1/13, $50 after
The Chakras: A Journey Into Yoga and Energy w/ Corey Sokoloff
Are there more than seven Chakras? What are their roles in the process of Yoga? This experiential class is designed to expand upon the students knowledge of the chakras, their functions, and the process of yoga!
Topics covered include the expanded chakra system and their functions (Physiological, Psychological, Spiritual); levels of truth; energy scanning (how to scan energy effectively + the effects of right thought, right speech and right action on the chakra system; simple exercises to cleanse and energize the chakras; as well as guided meditation on the chakras.
Students can expect a greater understanding into the process of yoga, the chakras, and how “Right Action” (yoga’s namas and niyamas) is directly correlated. Participants have stated that the positive effects of this workshop lasted for days and weeks, providing much clarity into their lives and spiritual practices.
Corey Sokoloff is a Certified Pranic Healer, Arhatic Yogi, 200HR CYT, and accomplished drummer. He uses yogic philosophy and eastern medicine to help achieve inner peace and physical well-being. Corey is deeply passionate about helping others do the same.
Saturday, Feb 2, 1:30-5pm. $40 early bird by 1/26, $50 week after.
For Yoga Teachers: Supporting Pregnant Students in Public Classes w/ Amanda Jacobs
This workshop will provide new and seasoned teachers alike the tools and knowledge they need to keep a pregnant person safe while appropriately assisting them through an open levels class. Amanda will touch on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, discomforts and common ailments during pregnancy and postpartum, pranayama dos and don’ts, sequencing modifications and contraindications, safe savasana set up, and more. This teacher training module, taught by Amanda Jacobs (Birth & Postpartum Doula, Yoga Instructor for Adults, Prenatal Practitioners and Children, and Childbirth Educator), Is specifically designed for teachers who have not taken a prenatal teacher training.
Saturday, February 9. $35 early bird by 2/2, $45 after.
Weeknight Workshop Series: Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond w/ Nicolle Barrett
Join Nicolle Barrett for a 4 week yoga series specifically designed for moving through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience with comfort and confidence. During this workshop you will learn how to safely move through your yoga practice during pregnancy. Never stepped on a mat before? No worries! This series is designed so anyone, regardless of their practice level, can join in. In addition to learning physical postures that provide ease during pregnancy, you will also learn many beneficial and soothing positions for labor as well. Nicolle will also devote an entire class to Doula Tips and Tricks. In order to sign up for the series, we will need a note from your OB/midwife.
Class size limited to 12 so you are sure to get personalized attention. Registration inclusive for full series; drop-ins not permitted.
Discovering yoga in her early twenties, Nicolle Barrett, RYT and birth doula, is passionate about utilizing the ancient wisdoms of yoga and meditation as a platform to create meaningful change in our modern world. She has completed advanced trainings in Prenatal Yoga and teaches weekly classes in Philadelphia. Her greatest pleasure in life is serving as a guide to women and witness in seeing her clients blossom, returning to the heart of their innate wisdom.
Tuesdays 6-7:15pm 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26. Full series $70 early bird by 1/29, $80 after.
Valentine’s Partner Yoga & Thai Massage w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel
Come explore love made tangible through partnered practice and tender touch. We’ll breathe and flow through an accessible, sweet and fun partner yoga sequence, and then give and receive Thai massage. Both practices help to build trust, to connect more fully, and to delight in deeper levels of intimacy. No experience necessary. All couples welcome: bring a beloved, best friend, family member, anyone you’d like to grow connection with. Oh, and there’ll be dark chocolate!
Saturday, February 16, 2-4pm. $50 before 2/9, $75 after.
Weeknight Workshop Series: Progressive Inversions w/ Justicia
If it seems like there’s never enough time in class for inversions, this is the series for you! The mystery of inversions is no match for the wisdom of progressive training techniques. Students will work with tools and techniques for the understanding and embodiment of effective inversion practices, and how to effectively build skills progressively over time. We will deconstruct the formula for successful, safe inverting, and apply it extensively in both handstand and forearmstand, as well as headstand and shoulderstand.
Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, March 5, 12, 19, 26. Registration is inclusive for all sessions. Series is capped at 16 students, no drop ins permitted. $70 early bird, $80 day of.
About Maha’s Weeknight Workshop Series: Yoga workshops on a weeknight! Maha’s weeknight workshop series is an affordable, accessible way to dive deeper into your practice. Your favorite teachers will explore topics over the course of four weeks so you can build skills progressively and take your yoga knowledge to new heights. We’ll bring you series looking into inversions, arm balances, yoga philosophy, pranayama (breath practice), as well as a course for brand new beginners.
Calibrate to Capacity: Yoga Intensive w/ Darren Rhodes
March 16-17, 2019
In this weekend yoga intensive, you will learn both practical and nuanced alignment techniques to power and progress in your practice. Along with more common, mainstream yoga poses, this intensive also playfully explores the more seldom seen poses (all of which are more doable then they are difficult).
The full spectrum morning sessions focus on standing poses and backbends, and conclude with breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation. The afternoon sessions cover a wide variety of forward folds, twists, hip openers, and arm balances. Registration for all sessions is encouraged, although drop ins are welcome as space permits.
Session 1: Saturday March 16, 9:30am-noon
Session 2: Saturday March 16, 1:30-4pm
Session 3: Sunday March 17, 10am-12:30pm
Session 4: Sunday March 17, 2-4:30pm
$55 early bird per session by 3/1/2019, $65 after. Full weekend $205 by 3/1, $240 after
Spring Renewal Flow w/ Alexandra Holmes
Join Alex as we transition to spring and celebrate its longer days filled with play and sunshine! This 2-hour flow practice will mark this season with a playful flow of core-centric balancing poses, some inversions, and other poses to shake off winter and open us up!
Saturday, April 20, 2-4pm. $25 early bird before 4/13, $35 after.
Maha 65-hour Yoga Immersion
September- December 2019
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 all asanas from the Maha Yoga Level 1 syllabus, and many continuing variations.
This course is a prerequisite for Maha’s Teacher Training (winter program begins Jan ’20). You may take it as the first step towards getting certified to teach, or on its own as a way to deepen your personal practice. This year’s program has been expanded to include a full weekend of philosophy teachings with Dr. Douglas Brooks!
2019 Dates: 9/21 & 9/22, 10/5 & 10/6, 10/18* & 10/19 & 10/20, 11/2 & 11/3, 11/30 & 12/1
Saturdays 10:30am-5pm, Sundays 11am-6pm*
*Immersion meets one Friday only 10/18, 6-8:30pm w/ Dr. Douglas Brooks. The Friday session is in addition to the above schedule.
The Great Goddess as Beauty, Fury, and Refinement: Stories about Worlds of Love and Sorrow w/ Douglas Brooks
The most ancient stories that identify the forms of India’s great goddesses create a juxtaposition worthy of her rich, complex character. She is, at once, the form of love that nurtures, supports, and sustains the fragile and insistent needs of those for whom she cares—as mother, partner, sister, friend, wise woman—and she is the furious and sometimes violent implementations of justice and balancing of scales. We see her both gentle and furious but in every case defining further her own nuanced identity, revealing more of what is possible and important about living in a complex world. We will look closely at a number of rich stories of the great goddess, several of which are far off the beaten path, and consider how her beauty, fury, and refinement manifest in our own experience and through our everyday lives. Join us! No previous experience is expected or required- just an open mind and a willing heart.
Full weekend attendance strongly recommended.
Friday 10/18 6-8:30pm
Saturday 10/19 10:30-1pm
Saturday 10/19 2:30-5pm
Sunday 10/20 10am-1pm
Pricing: Full weekend $175 early bird by 10/11, $195 after, Drop-ins allowed as space permits: $50/ session by 10/11, $60 after.
Parkinson’s Yoga Philadelphia: A Yoga Class Series for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease
With support from the Parkinson’s Council, this adaptive yoga class will focus on strength- building, balance, coordination, stretching, breathing, and fun. Caregivers/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, Instructor
Saturdays, 9:30-10:45am *no class 8/5, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11
Suggested donation: $5-$10