After that tough winter, we all deserve a break. That’s why we’re rolling out a 45% discount on our monthly unlimited passes for May, along with practice challenges and a chance to win a free summer pass. Here’s what you need to know:
-Passes on sale April 26-May 1 in person at both locations,
-Passes valid May 1-31, can not be paused or extended,
-$79 cash only ($89 online with credit card),
=For every five classes you attend in May on your Spring Fling pass, you will be entered into a raffle to win a 3-month summer pass,
-You can also enter this raffle by posting on FB, Twitter & Instagram throughout the month with #mahaspringfling. Pose challenges to come, with prizes along the way,
-YES you can get this pass, and extend your current auto-pay contract a month. See us at the desk.
Yoga for Dudes w/ Jake Panasevich (Main Line)
A workshop series for men on the Main Line who want to learn and excel in yoga! This series will utilize the strength that men have to tackle the challenges that men specifically face in yoga. This workshop will be offered for beginners and those who want to deepen their practice with accessible yet challenging variations designed for a stronger body.
In four weeks, learn the biomechanical tools to:
- Alleviate joint and low back pain
- Recover from injury
- Revitalize and open the body
- Gain strength and flexibility
- Take your yoga practice to the next level
Jake started yoga after a long and strenuous athletic and weight lifting 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 knowledgeto move forward and flourish both on and off his mat.
Three Week Series: $55 earlybird by 4/19, $60 after. Drop-in, $25 per session.
Choreo-Yoga w/ Teagan (Center City)
April 26, Saturday 1:15-2:45
Choreo-Yoga is a fusion of dance and yoga. Essentially it is a routine using both yoga and dance moves that is choreographed by Teagan to a specific piece of music. She uses the music as inspiration for the movements that will be taught in the class.
The class begins with a yoga warm-up (sun salutations, etc.) to get the body moving. Poses that will be incorporated into the later choreography will be introduced at this time so that students can focus on proper shape, safety, and refinement. Following the warm-up we will learn the sequence of moves that function as the choreography for the remainder of the class.
Once the whole sequence has been learned, students will have the opportunity to repeat the choreography again and again until it become more natural in the body. Think less, move more! And, as with any yoga class, we will end with a sweet savasana so that you can enjoy the peace and calm that all your efforts provide. $40 inclusive for all sessions, or $15/each.
Sunday May 4, 1:30-4pm
Scared of ‘jumping’ to handstand? Think the idea of ‘floating’ is impossible? This workshop is for you. Advanced transitions are built on strong foundations. In order to get strong, your feet don’t have to leave the mat. You’ll learn the key poses to work (on the ground) to strengthen for the following transitions:
-Jumping to handstand
-Jumping back to chattaranga from standing, bakasana and sitting
-Press to headstand with straight legs
We’ll break down these challenging transitions and explore the elements of the poses surrounding them to identify the areas that need to increase strength and/or flexibility. Come with questions and feel free to bring a notebook. This workshop is for all levels of practitioner. $25 by 4/27, $35 after.
FREE Intro to Reiki w/ Sean Jacobs (Center City)
Saturday May 10, 2-3:30pm
No charge. Details coming soon.
Barefoot Bootcamp w/ Darren Rhodes (Center City)
Saturday May 17, 10:30am-2:30pm
Barefoot Boot Camp is a dharma difficult yet doable challenge: 200 poses on Saturday. It’s asana without much academia. It offers education via experience (Darren practices with the group). This workshop is open to anyone with a regular yoga practice who has no significant injuries or limitations. If you are Hatha hemming and hawing: dharma do it! Saturday 5/17, 10:30am-2:30pm. $50 by 5/10, $65 after.
Darren Rhodes has been the director of YogaOasis in Tucson, Arizona since 1999. He is the founder of YogaHour—an accessible, inexpensive, expertly-taught flow yoga class that offers clear and specific alignment instructions for each pose. He is the author and model of the Yoga Resource Practice Manual eBook featuring photographs of Darren in 400 yoga poses with instructions. Yoga Journal named him one of the “21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga.”
Darren, while known for his ability to perform all yoga postures, is dedicated to making yoga accessible. Darren’s classes are innovative and authentic, focusing on making the doable difficult and the difficult doable. Darren lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Bronwin and son Dagda. He offers YogaHour Teacher Trainings and workshops nationally and internationally. You can find Darren’s teaching schedule and his books, CDs, and posters at www.yogaoasis.com.
Class Planning 101: Learn to Structure and Teach a Powerful, Sacred Yoga Class: Maha Continuing Ed w/ Zhenja
May 31-June 1
In this weekend, you’ll learn the central elements of tantric ritual practice (puja) and how to use them to structure a meaningful yoga class that keeps students engaged and connects to the heart of yoga. We will practice developing heart themes, telling a powerful story, and layering meaning into your verbal instructions for the core elements of asana.
Weekend is open to teachers from any style who have completed a 200-hour program. $250
Inversion Breakthroughs w/ Andrea Barberio (Center City)
Explore where the magic happens. Alignment techniques (both physical and mental) will be offered to help students refine and rework their inversion practice. Expect handstand, forearmstand, shoulderstand and variations on these traditional forms. Whether you are just learning inversions or a master, with an open mind and heart, growth is always a possibility. Come play! $30 by 5/24, $40 after.
Reiki is a meditative, intuitive, palm healing therapy from Japan. Literally Reiki translates as spiritual or natural energy. Reiki is non-invasive and involves light touch to facilitate the body’s natural ability to move energy (chi, prana) and heal itself. Reiki level 1 training is an attunement or activation of the Reiki energy which is already sitting dormant inside us. Once activated, Reiki is with you for the rest of your life and you’re able to pass it on to others in the form of treatment, typically on a massage table, reclining chair or floor mat. Reiki students learn how to turn the flow of Reiki on and off much like the spigot of a sink. Saturday and Sunday June 7-8, 9am-5pm each day. $250
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 via Anusara’s alignment principles. 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 Anusara Level 1 Syllabus, and many from Level 2.
This course is a prerequisite for Maha’s Teacher Training, (summer intensive begins June 23). 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. To apply for the Immersion or Teacher Training,
Summer Immersion Dates: June 16-20, 2014. 8am-4:30pm each day.
$650 if paid in full by May 15, 2014, $775 after.
All sessions meet at Maha Center City.
Ready to commit?
The Maha Yoga Teacher Training is a thorough, effective program designed to deepen your yoga practice and deliver the key skills needed to lead outstanding yoga classes. The best yoga classes integrate fun, movement and alignment within the larger context of yoga’s rich history.
Throughout the course of this training, you are guaranteed to first transform your own yoga practice and up-level your personal health in the Yoga Immersion, and then develop practical techniques to share your authentic wisdom with others in meaningful yoga classes.
Restorative Yoga & Thai Massage w/ Shawn DeClue (Main Line)
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. $30 earlybird by 6/15. $40 after.
Thai Acupressure Trainings w/ Noam Tyroler
September 9-10 Protocols for the Knees, Ankles & Feet
You will learn the diagnosis and application of 4 leg routines, 3 knee routines, 3 ankle routines, 2 foot routines and 5 toe routines. 14 CEU’s
September 11-12 Protocols for the Arm, Elbow and Hand
You will learn how to diagnose and treat 4 arm disorders, 2 elbow disorders, 4 wrist disorders, and 5 finger sprains. 14 CEU’s
September 13-14 Thai for Pregnant Women
$295 each session. or $850 for all three.
AcroYoga Lunar Immersion w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel & Katie Capano (Center City)
November 28-30 & December 2-4
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)