Sound Sequencing for Yoga Teachers w/ Justicia DeClue
Creating yoga sequences is part art, part science and a whole lot of fun. It can also be a source of stress, even for seasoned yoga instructors. This weekend intensive will break down the components of creating a sound yoga sequence so that you can challenge experienced students while also supporting beginners.
The course dives into sequencing to a peak pose (or peak poses), and teaches how to be prepared to modify up or down according to the needs of students in the room. You will leave with multiple class templates, including a beginners class, an all levels class sequence focusing on backbends, and another all levels sequence focusing on hip openers/ arm balances. You will learn a tried and true method to introduce new poses in your classes, how to counterpose effectively, and how to use sequencing to advance your students’ practices over time. If you’ve been feeling stagnant in your sequencing, or if you notice there are poses you always shy away from including, this intensive is for you!
Saturday, Dec 15, 10:30am-5pm and Sunday, Dec 16, 11am-6pm. $149 earlybird by 12/8, $175 after
Pop-Up Restorative Yoga w/ Katrina Atkin
December 11 & 18
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and join Katrina for one or both Holiday Restorative Pop-Ups! Perfect for beginners and beyond, this workshop will help you find the deepest relaxation possible through extended time in gentle poses, supported by cozy blankets and bolsters. Bring your favorite pair of socks (optional!) and surrender yourself to this calming practice of ultimate self-care. Expect to experience guided breathing, fully supported reclined poses, and yoga nidra to sooth and recharge both body and mind.
Tuesdays December 11 & 18, 6-7:15pm. $20 earlybird per session before 12/1, $25 after. Or $35 for both by 12/1, $45 after
Weeknight Workshop Series: Brand New Beginners w/ Carly Markowitz
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.
Tuesdays 6-7:15pm, January 8, 15, 22, 29. Registration is inclusive for all sessions. Series is capped at 12 students, with drop ins permitted only as space allows. $70 early bird, $80 day of.
Introduction to Tarot w/ Kelly Morton
Introduction to Tarot offers beginners an overview of the Tarot as a tool to focus your own intuition and understand the habitual patterns and energy shifts happening in your life. We’ll look at the major arcana (the fool’s journey) and the minor arcana (through the lens of numerology and the four suits) and end with an explanation of the celtic cross spread. No previous experience necessary – just curiosity and interest in expanding your own ability to access your own intuition! Bring a deck if you have one – it’s always good to learn on a deck you plan to use.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2:30-4pm. $30 early bird by 1/12, $40 after
Yoga + Acupuncture for Relaxation & Stress Relief
Join the dynamic duo, Teagan Schweitzer & Susanna Satten, L.Ac. for an afternoon of yoga and acupuncture that will leave you feeling centered, relaxed, and calm at a time of year when you may need it most. In this workshop we will combine the benefits of both yoga and acupuncture to nourish your health and well-being. Everyone has heard that yoga helps us connect to ourselves and others physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. With the addition of acupuncture, all of the progress and grounding that you achieve through your practice will have a deeper and longer lasting effect. You will experience a more intense and deeper savasana (final rest) along with a greater ability to assimilate the practice and recover after class. You will emerge from this 2 hour mini-retreat feeling more relaxed and well-rested than perhaps any other yoga class you’ve ever taken.
During the workshop Teagan will lead everyone through a well-rounded accessible and fun yoga practice. Then, during your restorative savasana, Susanna will provide you with a centering, grounding, stress-relieving acupuncture treatment designed to relax and restore your body and mind. While you rest comfortably, Teagan will lead you through a tranquil yoga nidra (yogic sleep) meditation.
Teagan (PhD, E-RYT 500) has been teaching yoga in Philadelphia for over a decade and is known throughout the city for her accessible, approachable yoga classes.
Susanna is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Licensed Acupuncturist and she loves using acupuncture and other forms of Chinese medicine to help her patients feel their best. She treats the full range of physical and emotional health conditions affecting adults of all ages and genders in her private practice in Rittenhouse Square. She also provides community-style acupuncture at South Philly Community Acupuncture.
This workshop is limited to 15 individuals, so sign up today to secure your spot!
Sunday, January 20, 2-4pm. $40 early bird by 1/13, $50 after
The Chakras: A Journey Into Yoga and Energy w/ Corey Sokoloff
Are there more than seven Chakras? What are their roles in the process of Yoga? This experiential class is designed to expand upon the students knowledge of the chakras, their functions, and the process of yoga!
Topics covered include the expanded chakra system and their functions (Physiological, Psychological, Spiritual); levels of truth; energy scanning (how to scan energy effectively + the effects of right thought, right speech and right action on the chakra system; simple exercises to cleanse and energize the chakras; as well as guided meditation on the chakras.
Students can expect a greater understanding into the process of yoga, the chakras, and how “Right Action” (yoga’s namas and niyamas) is directly correlated. Participants have stated that the positive effects of this workshop lasted for days and weeks, providing much clarity into their lives and spiritual practices.
Corey Sokoloff is a Certified Pranic Healer, Arhatic Yogi, 200HR CYT, and accomplished drummer. He uses yogic philosophy and eastern medicine to help achieve inner peace and physical well-being. Corey is deeply passionate about helping others do the same.
Saturday, Feb 2, 1:30-5pm. $40 early bird by 1/26, $50 week after.
Weeknight Workshop Series: Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond w/ Amanda Jacobs
Join Amanda Jacobs, birth/postpartum doula and prenatal yoga instructor, for a 4 week yoga series specifically designed for moving through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience with comfort and confidence. During this workshop you will learn how to safely move through your yoga practice during pregnancy. Never stepped on a mat before? No worries! This series is designed so anyone, regardless of their practice level, can join in. In addition to learning physical postures that provide ease during pregnancy, you will also learn many beneficial and soothing positions for labor as well. Amanda will also devote an entire class to Doula Tips and Tricks. In order to sign up for the series, we will need a note from your OB/midwife.
Class size limited to 12 so you are sure to get personalized attention. Registration inclusive for full series; drop-ins not permitted.
Tuesdays 6-7:15pm 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26. Full series $70 early bird by 1/29, $80 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. All couples welcome: bring a beloved, best friend, family member, anyone you’d like to grow connection with. Oh, and there’ll be dark chocolate!
Saturday, February 16, 2-4pm. $50 before 2/9, $75 after.
Calibrate to Capacity: Yoga Intensive w/ Darren Rhodes
NEW DATES! March 16-17, 2019
In this weekend yoga intensive, you will learn both practical and nuanced alignment techniques to power and progress in your practice. Along with more common, mainstream yoga poses, this intensive also playfully explores the more seldom seen poses (all of which are more doable then they are difficult).
The full spectrum morning sessions focus on standing poses and backbends, and conclude with breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation. The afternoon sessions cover a wide variety of forward folds, twists, hip openers, and arm balances. Registration for all sessions is encouraged, although drop ins are welcome as space permits.
Session 1: Saturday March 16, 9:30am-noon
Session 2: Saturday March 16, 1:30-4pm
Session 3: Sunday March 17, 10am-12:30pm
Session 4: Sunday March 17, 2-4:30pm
$55 early bird per session by 3/1/2019, $65 after. Full weekend $205 by 3/1, $240 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