Open + Roll + Restore w/ Adriana Adelé
This 2-hour workshop integrates a gently awakening, mindful flow, self massage, pranayama (breathwork), and restorative yoga to guide you into a state of deep and grounded relaxation. The first portion of class will yoke together an intentional, accessible open levels flow and self myofascial release work on tennis balls to release tension, cultivate greater freedom in the body and deepen the mind-body connection. With this enhanced mind-body connection, you will then be guided through simple and grounding breathwork in restorative yoga where all poses are held passively while the body is fully supported by props to invite full release and activate the parasympathetic nervous system and the ‘relaxation response.’ You will leave feeling connected, grounded, and rejuvenated. All levels are welcome!
Sunday, Feb 2, 2-4pm. $30 early bird by 1/26, $40 after
Valentine’s Partner Yoga + Thai Massage w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel
Come explore love made tangible through partnered practice and tender touch. We’ll breathe and flow through an accessible, sweet and fun partner yoga sequence, and then give and receive Thai massage. Both practices help to build trust, to connect more fully, and to delight in deeper levels of intimacy. No experience necessary, bring a beloved, best friend, family member, anyone you’d like to grow connection with. Oh, and there’ll be dark chocolate.
Saturday, Feb 15, 2-4pm. $55 per couple early bird by 7/8, $70 after (only register and pay for *one* of the participants in your couple)
Yoga Adjustments, Ethics & Social Justice w/ Jean-Jacques Gabriel
Yoga can be an amazing art and science of both personal and social change and liberation. Come explore connections between yogic principles, non-violent communication techniques, implicit bias, partner work and physical adjustments to help us interrogate and build more just and inclusive communities.
The weekend will include:
-Discussion and anchoring in the yamas which root yoga in social observances first,
-Exploring teachings and tools of NVC that can support us in building and refining community,
-“Gallery of us” activity that helps us to know who is in the room, and get us thinking about systems of power that have structured the world around us and show up in yoga spaces,
-Asana, including partner work focused on connecting breath and explore support and the ways personal practice is supported by each other,
-Introduction to implicit bias,
-Best practices for inclusive yoga spaces,
-Thai Yoga Massage,
-Effective yoga assists and adjustments.
Saturday, February 22, 10:30am-5pm (includes 1.5 hour break)
Sunday, February 23, 11am-6pm (includes 1 hour break)
$175 early bird by 2/15, $195 after
LEAP DAY Inversions for All w/ Justicia
If it seems like there’s never enough time in class for inversions, this is the workshop for you! The mystery of inversions is no match for the wisdom of progressive training techniques. Students will work with tools and techniques for the understanding and embodiment of effective inversion practices, and how to effectively build skills progressively over time. We will deconstruct the formula for successful, safe inverting, and apply it extensively in both handstand and forearmstand, as well as headstand.
Saturday, Feb 29, 2-4pm. $40 early bird by 2/22, $50 after.
Leading Trauma-Informed Yoga Anywhere for Yoga Teachers w/ Ashley Tryba
Let’s discuss how to make and hold spaces that are more affirming for yogis with different experiences of embodiment: how to make yoga meaningful, fun, and accessible to most students!
We will engage in conversation around:
-Our understanding of what ‘trauma’ is, helping, fixing vs. serving, and defining other key terms in context.
-Cultivating awareness of how trauma affects you and your students and apply that lens to your practice and teaching
-Evidence backing the benefits of trauma-informed yoga
-Nervous system and neuroscience basics
-Building resilience with co-regulation skills
-How to set up a trauma-sensitive yoga classroom in studio and non-studio spaces
-How to structure and lead a trauma-sensitive class that is inclusive to people with varying levels of experience and ability
-Safe, sustainable, and accessible transitions
-Best practices for asana, pranayama, meditation, language + cueing
-The development of and cultural awareness + humility within yoga teaching
-What yoga service means and represents
-The importance of self-care, self-reflection + cultural humility as a yoga teacher and in yoga service work
This weekend training will include a few sample trauma-aware classes including asana (movement), pranayama (breath work), and guided meditations and facilitated discussions after each class. Students and teachers will leave with plenty of tools and skills for how to structure and lead trauma-sensitive yoga classes as well as a manual complete with best practices, notes, suggested readings + journaling prompts to keep them connected to their inner teacher for before, during, and after teaching.
Saturday, March 21, 10:30am-5pm (includes 1.5 hour break)
Sunday, March 22, 11am-6pm (includes 1 hour break)
$175 early bird by 1/18, $195 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 6/8, 7/11, 8/10, 9/7, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 12/7
Suggested donation: $5-$10