Poses for Pedaling w/ Katie Pizziketti
Yogis and cyclists of Philly, rejoice! A brand new, fun and affordable yoga class has been specially designed for people who bike. Join Katie Pizziketti as she explores ways you can stretch and strengthen the parts of the body that matter most for bikers – legs, butt, core, and upper body. Attend this cyclist-inspired workshop to get access to a special set of poses designed for bikers that are doable anywhere to support your active lifestyle.
Sunday, September 17, 2-4pm. $20 early bird by 9/10, $30 after
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, 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
Restore & Renew w/ Caitlin Kelly
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, Oct 7, 3-5pm. $25 earlybird by 9/30, $35 after
#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.
Saturday, Sunday & Monday Oct 7-9, 10am-12:30pm and 2-4:30pm each day
Full Retreat (includes 6 sessions $195 earlybird by 10/1, $240 after.
Sat & Sun only (4 sessions) $165 by 10/1, $190 after.
Individual sessions $45 by 10/1, $55 after
Maha 50-hour Yoga Immersion w/ Justicia
October- December 2017
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 ’18). You can take it as the first step towards getting certified to teach, or on its own as a way to deepen your personal practice.
Oct 14-15, Nov 4-5, Nov 18-19, Dec 2-3
Saturdays 10:30am-5pm, Sundays 11am-5pm (includes lunch break each day)
$795 earlybird by 10/1, $895 after
Maha Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour Certification Program
October 2017-May 2018
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. The training begins with a 50-hour Yoga Immersion in which you will learn alignment principles and work on your own poses; after that; you may continue for 150 hours on the art and science of teaching.
Monday, July 24th 7:30pm following Justicia’s 6:15 class
Monday, August 21st 7:30pm following Justicia’s 6:15 class
Saturday, September 9th 11:45am following Justicia’s 10:30am class
Immersion: Oct 14-15, Nov 4-5, Nov 18-19, Dec 2-3 2017
Teacher Training: Jan 6-7, Jan 20-21, Feb 3-4, Feb 17-18, March 3-4, March 24-25, April 7-8, April 21-22, May 5-6 2018 (snow date May 19-20)
Inversions Workshop w/ Stephanie Berliner
Are you eager to get your feet off the ground but not quite sure how to get started? This workshop is for you! We will focus on the foundations of handstand, forearm stand, and headstand and work toward getting upside down safely and with control. Learn how to find opening and stability in the shoulders; build strength with various conditioning poses such as variations on plank and chaturanga (low plank) that can be incorporated into your daily practice; and conquer your fears with the help of the wall, props, small group exercises, and personal assistance from your teacher.
Saturday, Oct 21, 1:30-3:30pm. $25 early bird by 10/14, $35 after
Discover the Bandhas: 2-Part Series to Access Your Core w/ Zhenja La Rosa
In this workshop we will focus on aligning three pivotal areas of power: the throat, diaphragm and pelvic floor. These three diaphragms are energetic crossroads which we can engage and empower through the yogic practice of bandha (lock or gate). Your capacity to access these bandhas (pelvic floor or mulabandha, abdominals or uddiyana bandha, and throat or jalandhara bandha) is directly related to the alignment among them. Over the course of two, three-hour practices, we will explore how to effectively stack the diaphragms in order to engage them and then learn how to access each one separately.
You may register for only one workshop, although attending both days is strongly recommended.
Saturday, Dec 9 & Sunday, Dec 10, 1:30-4pm each day. $40 each or $70/both by 12/2, $50 each or $90/both after.