Let’s Get Funky! Accessible, Fun Arm Balances for Everyone
w/ Katie Pizziketti & Teagan Schweitzer
Sunday, January 21
Are you ready to get funky!?! In this workshop, we will tackle asymmetrical arm balances – a variation on poses like crow (bakasana) where one forearm is placed on the floor – which provide additional support for beginners and a playful tilt for seasoned yogis. Teagan and Katie will boost your confidence and reinvigorate your practice with the essential secrets to strong, graceful arm balances. Whether your feet haven’t yet left the ground in arm balances or you’re already walking around on your hands, you’ll sway and soar in this energizing workshop tailored to your level. All levels welcomed and encouraged!
Sunday, January 21, 2-4pm. $25 early bird by 1/14, $35 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
For more information email: email@example.com
Yoga For Dudes w/ Jake Panasevich
February 3, 10, 17, 24
A workshop for men who want to learn and excel in yoga! This series will utilize the strengths that men have to tackle the challenges that men specifically face in yoga. This workshop will be offered for those just starting yoga and those who want to deepen their practice with accessible yet challenging variations, alignment and tools designed for a stronger body.
In this series, classes will be informative, vigorous and uplifting. Be prepared to learn, work hard, and feel great! Yoga is infinitely beneficial for men. It builds character, strength, flexibility and a desire to better oneself through practice. Get inspired!
Jake Panasevich started yoga after a long and strenuous athletic and weightlifting career. He faced many injuries and tightness throughout his body. Attending a yoga class seemed daunting and inaccessible. Two months after his first class, and 40 pounds later, Jake felt surprisingly stronger than ever, yet light and healthy in his body and mind. Going through this transition empowered him with the knowledge to move forward and flourish both on and off his mat.
Full series: $60 earlybird by 1/27, $75 after. Class size is limited to facilitate personal instruction.
Valentines’ Partner Yoga + Thai Massage w/ Justicia
Sunday, February 11
This all levels workshop for couples will unite the breath, body and spirit of participants. Nourish your sweetheart with the healing touch of Thai Massage, and connect deeply through shared asana. We will stretch together, laugh together, massage each other, while learning to give and receive generously. Without a Valentine this year? Register with a close friend, a parent, or other loved one! All levels are welcome (truly beginner-friendly), as well as all sexual orientations. More advanced or gentle options will be presented to those who want them.
Yoga Retreat to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula w/ Justicia
February 18-25, 2018
Spend a week in paradise with Justicia in the most bio-diverse place on the planet (according to National Geographic), Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula! Home to four species of monkeys, toucans, parrots, and countless other animals, this pristine rainforest abounds with life, and is the perfect backdrop for the yoga adventure retreat of a lifetime.
We will be spending seven days and six nights at the stunning Encanta la Vida retreat center and lodge. From the lodge, it’s a short stroll through a grove of chocolate trees to catch waves at the very private Pan Dulce Beach, or hike inland to marvel at waterfalls and wildlife.
Our mornings will begin with an upbeat, full-spectrum asana practice on the beautiful 2-tiered yoga deck overlooking the ocean, followed by breakfast featuring outstanding local foods and recipes. Your registration includes three amazing, gourmet meals a day showcasing fresh, local ingredients. The days are yours to spend as you wish: at the lodge’s pool and bar, lounging in a hammock, surfing (boards available for rental from the lodge), soaking up rays at the beach, hiking, canoeing, waterfall rappelling, enjoying a Thai Massage, bird-watching, touring an organic chocolate farm, flying through the jungle canopy on a zip-line, or one of many other adventures! Lunch is served at the lodge, or have a boxed lunch (included in price) prepared for you to take on your day trip.
Our evenings will have a more restorative focus, incorporating pranayama and downtempo asana. We’ll close each day with a community dinner at the lodge and share our stories. This is our third year going on this retreat, and we have hand-picked some of the most fun, exciting, and inspiring things to share with you.
Registration is fully inclusive for seven days and six nights at the stunning Encanta la Vida retreat center and lodge, including all your food (three gourmet meals a day) and twice daily yoga practices (you secure your own travel to and from Costa Rica). $1595 if paid in full by 12/31/2017, $1750 after. $500 deposit (non-refundable) will hold your space.
Set up a payment plan now so you can conveniently pay the early bird price paid in plenty of time, and lock in a winter getaway you’ll never forget!
Restore & Renew w/ Caitlin Kelly
Saturday, February 24
Restorative Yoga is a passive, quiet practice in which the body is fully supported by blankets, bolsters, blocks and props. Restorative poses are held for an extended period of time, allowing the body to sink into stillness and relax deeply. In this two hour practice, you’ll get cozy and warm as you settle into Restorative Yoga asanas to ease relax the body, then clear your mind as you are guided into yoga nidra and an extended savasana.
Saturday, 2/24, 2-4pm. $25 early bird by 2/17, $35 after
Myofascial Release Workshop w/ Teagan Schweitzer
Sunday, March 4
Myofascia or fascia surrounds, connects, and supports your muscles, organs, bones, tendons, ligaments and other structures of the body. The most interesting aspect of your fascia is that it is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. You can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia. Restrictions in your fascia can affect your flexibility and stability, and impact your ability to withstand stress and perform daily tasks. By using pinpointed release techniques in your practice, you can help jumpstart the fascial repair and remodeling process to free up the tissues and increase their range of motion both during and after your practice.
This workshop exploring your body’s’ myofascial system will include the following:
1. a brief introduction to what fascia is and how it functions in your body
2. a brief asana practice to warm up your body
3. myofascial release techniques
4. a creative asana practice exploring increased freedom in our bodies and minds
Align to Thrive: Yoga to Heal Common Injuries w/ Justicia
April 14, 21, 28
These workshops will explore how the practices and principles of yoga can help heal common aches and pains in the physical body. We will explore basic poses for therapeutics of specific injuries, as well as how to stay safe during your yoga practice. Bring all your questions, and learn to align your body to not only feel better throughout your day, but also progress safely and intelligently in your asana practice.
This is truly an all levels experience, and is not asana-based. The exercises you’ll learn are accessible and repeatable. Attending all sessions is highly recommended, as it will help you see how the system of the body fits together and interacts. However, drop-ins for single sessions are permitted.
Testimonial: I am writing this email to say thank you. I was the guy who was hyper extending his knees and you gave me a way to track my feet and ankles in order to get rid of the pain in my hamstring. I can’t tell you how much better I feel. I have been working hard at following the example you gave me and the pain has been alleviated. I really can’t believe that with all of the teachers I have had, no one was able to pick up on what you saw so simply in one class. Thank you for taking to the time to work with me. -Rob Neddoff
April 14 Upper Body (shoulders, elbows, wrists, upper back, neck)
April 21 Mid Body (lower back, sacrum, pelvis, hips, hip flexors, abdomen)
April 28 Lower Body (lower back, hips, knees, ankles, feet)
2-4pm each day. $25/ session early bird by 4/7, $35 after or $65 full series by 4/7, $90 after.
DISCOUNT for local yoga teachers (any studio, any style, must teach public classes). $20 per session. Email Justicia directly to register with this discount.