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
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: email@example.com
Live Be Yoga: Yoga Journal Live in Philadelphia
Be a part of the the 2nd Annual Live Be Yoga Tour, sponsored by Yoga Journal. This 6 month road-trip around the U.S. documents the culture of yoga in 22 cities. On April 25th the tour will make it’s Philadelphia stop at Maha for an evening of giveaways, yoga and community. The event will coincide with our originally scheduled 6:30pm class with Alex Holmes. To sign up click the link below and register for Alex’s 6:30pm class on April 25th. Regular drop in rates apply, class cards and memberships can be used.
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm, regular class price.
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. $30 earlybird by 4/29, $40 after
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
Planned Parenthood Fundraiser w/ Amanda Jacobs
Join us at Maha Yoga for a fundraiser benefiting Planned Parenthood. 100% of the proceeds from this class will be donated to support the work of Planned Parenthood, which provides affordable reproductive and healthcare services, sex education and advocacy for every person, regardless of age, gender identity, socio-economic status, or race. Planned Parenthood provides more than 270,000 pap tests and more than 360,000 breast exams a year. A whopping 80% of Planned Parenthood patients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy, preventing approximately 579,000 unplanned pregnancies in a single year. In addition, Planned Parenthood provides more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for STDs. Those are just a few of the reasons why Planned Parenthood is an invaluable foundation, and one that we must protect- especially now.
Please join us for the fundraiser, and feel free to invite friends!
Sunday, June 11th, 2:00 – 3:15pm.
Suggested donation $10 minimum (cash only, please), and mat rentals are on the house!
Maha 50-hour Yoga Immersion: Summer 2017 WEEKDAY format
This training is designed for teachers and serious students who want to deepen their studies of yoga by exploring physiology, biomechanics and philosophy, and how they relate to asana practice via Anusara’s alignment principles. Learn how to align your physical body to be healthier and more vibrant, and how to train your eye to notice your students’ alignment in a more meaningful way. 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 Anusara Level 1 Syllabus, and many from Level 2. This course is a prerequisite for Maha’s Teacher Training, which runs for four additional weeks following the Immersion. You can take it as the first step towards getting certified to teach, or on its own as a way to deepen your own practice.
June 19 – 23, 8am – 4pm each day (includes lunch break)
$695 earlybird by 6/1, $795 after
Phillies Yoga Day w/ Amanda
Join the Phillies & Maha for the second annual Yoga Day at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, July 8! This is your opportunity to do yoga on the outfield grass prior to a Phillies game. Included in your Yoga Day package is a ticket for the game against the San Diego Padres at 4:05 pm on Saturday, July 8!
#alltheposes Urban Retreat w/ Justicia
In 2014, Justicia gave herself a 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: 1. although of course not all the poses were doable, visiting them all in a weekend gives deep insight into practice, 2. It wasn’t nearly as tough as she thought it would be and 3. It was a whole lot of FUN!
In this 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.
This retreat is not intended for anyone with active injuries or illness. 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.