Yogahour Barefoot Bootcamp
2 days, 6 hours, 365 yoga poses!
Want to take your yoga practice to a whole new level? Challenge yourself in the best possible way? Then this is the workshop for you. Over the course of two days, we will practice all 365 poses in the Yogahour syllabus. The Yogahour syllabus consists entirely of poses within the realm of doable to difficult, but not extreme. Each three-hour practice session will include half of the poses in the syllabus sequenced in an intelligent way to make you feel as strong as you are flexible and as flexible as you are strong. Barefoot Bootcamp is a dharma-difficult yet doable challenge that is sure to make an imprint. Come for either one or both sessions. Are you in?
Yogahour is an accessible, affordable, expertly taught flow class that offers clear and specific alignment instructions for the fit beginner. Yogahour aims to be the most doable yet difficult flow class offered anywhere. Many yoga classes are more doable, many more difficult; but none are as doable and difficult as yogahour (that is the aim anyway). Yogahour also aims to supply maximum flow and maximum form per pose.
$30/session early bird by 4/7, $40 after
$50/ both early bird pricing by 4/7, $60 after
yoga teacher DISCOUNT (any style, any studio): $25/ session, or $40/both
Spring Renewal Flow w/ Alexandra Holmes
Join Alex as we transition to spring and celebrate its longer days filled with play and sunshine! This 2-hour flow practice will mark this season with a playful flow of core-centric balancing poses, some inversions, and other poses to shake off winter and open us up!
Saturday, April 20, 2-4pm. $25 early bird before 4/13, $35 after.
Kids Yoga w/ Dayna Perry
The children’s yoga workshop will include yoga poses for body movement, stretching, gross motor development and fun! We will engage in mindful activities that increase focus, body awareness and self-regulation. Our class will also include breathing techniques to help calm the central nervous system, and encourages positive self-esteem and friendship practices.
Saturday April 27, 3-4pm. $20 early bird by 4/20, $25 after.
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