Myofascial Release Workshop w/ Teagan Schweitzer
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
Saturday, December 3, 2-4pm. $25 early bird by 11/26, $35 after.
Jane Fonda Workout w/ Teagan Schweitzer
Friday, December 8
Do you remember the epic Jane Fonda workout videos of the 80s and early 90s? Not only were they a great workout, but they were also tons of fun! Well, we’re bringing them back to life on Friday, November 17th, 7-8pm at Maha Yoga. Join Teagan for an epic hour of sweaty awesomeness and let out your inner 80s girl or guy. 80s-style workout wear highly encouraged but certainly not required.
Friday, December 8, 7-8pm. $10 early bird, $15 day of
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, 1-3:30 & Sunday, Dec 10, 1:30-4pm. $40 each or $70/both by 12/2, $50 each or $90/both after.
Brand New Beginner’s Series w/ Danie Greenwell
Saturdays in January
There was a time in every yogi’s life when they were a beginner; a time that was perhaps daunting, intimidating, emotional, exciting and confusing. To be on the mat is to experience all these sensations, and to be a yogi is to learn how to navigate them. Please join us as you step into the beginning of your practice- one that will enrich not only your body, but your mind as well. During this 4-week series, you will learn how to develop your own safe yoga practice by learning the basic poses, breathing exercises, and how to listen to your body while striking a balance between flexibility and strength. Class size is capped so everyone may receive personalized attention.
Saturdays 2:30-4pm: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Registration inclusive for all 4 sessions: $75 earlybird by 12/31, $85 after. Drop ins not permitted.
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 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!