Summer Stretch: Unlimited Yoga
Memorial Day through Labor Day!
Commit to yourself and your practice this summer! It’s the return of the Maha Summer Stretch- unlimited classes Memorial Day through Labor Day for only $295.
This pass is good for all weekly classes May 27- September 2. Yes! We are happy to pause your current pass. The Summer Stretch is not transferable, and can not be paused or extended.
Weeknight Workshop Series: STRONGER w/ Jess Macaluso
Tuesdays May 7, 14, 21, 28
For years, I tried to find the perfect complement to my yoga practice – kickboxing, crossfit, spin, pilates, barre, zumba, running, cycling and so on. But I kept coming back to yoga. Yoga goes beyond the physical practice by focusing on the breath, awakening the heart and listening to the body.
In 2018, I began a strength training program on my yoga mat and I approached the new movements the same way I approached my practice. My practice informed my breath, attitude and alignment. This new challenge invited both a stronger mind and and a stronger body.
Let’s get stronger together! Each class will consist of 30 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes of strength training circuits and a 15 minute cool down. We will focus on the repetition of yoga poses and transitions to build strength.
Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, May 7, 14, 21, 28
Registration inclusive for all sessions; series capped at 16 students: $70 early bird by 5/1, $80 after. Drop-in registration available for $20/ session.
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.
Intermediate/ Advanced Yoga Retreat w/ Justicia
Registration is fully inclusive for four days and three nights at The Himalayan Institute in Hornsdale, PA (about a 3 hour, 45 minute drive from Philly). The weekend includes six extended practice sessions, three meals a day, and ample free time to hike, read, connect with friends, or simply relax!
During this retreat, we’ll explore the full range of asana together, moving through the sequences in a supportive, fun way as a community. Each of the retreat’s extended asana sessions will move towards challenging poses with reverence and expert instruction from Justicia, and a conversation shared amongst all. Expect strong practice and deep laughter.
Students are recommended to be able to push up to urdhva dhanurasana (full wheel) with straight arms, balance headstand in the middle of the room and be able to kick up to handstand at the wall unassisted. This retreat is not intended for anyone with active injuries or illness. If you don’t meet the prerequisites, but you know how to honor your boundaries, please come (for example, you need the wall for headstand). If you’re simply intimidated, please check in! This weekend will be accessible to all experienced yogis who know how to back off and play their edges with deep respect.
Pricing: $595 for shared accommodations. Single rooms may be available for an extra fee; ask early for availability!
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
A Weekend w/ Darren Rhodes
January 10-12, 2020
Save the date! Details forthcoming.