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      Introduction to Yoga $40/4 classes A gentle introduction to the stretching, strengthening, breathing and relaxation exercises of Yoga. This class will give you the basic building blocks of a yoga practice. Tuesdays, Sept 12 - Oct 3 (Danielle) 6pm Saturdays, Oct 28 - Nov 18 (Max) 6pm Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga      $40/4 weeks  This series of classes is designed to introduce the practitioner to the basic structure and flow of yoga postures in the Ashtanga tradition. Two instructors will be present to provide individual attention and to ensure a safe and healthy practice. Ashtanga Staff Tuesdays, Oct 10-31       6pm Ashtanga Vinyasa Workshop        $30 In ashtanga the counted vinyasa is important in keeping a rhythm and make the movements efficient. In this class we will spend some time reviewing the entering into, being in and exiting each asana. In Mysore there is often some time spent learning the count in Sanskrit , a call and response from one to thirty.  Sometime is also spent  in the call and response of the names of postures. Matthew will spend time talking about these elements and then proceed to leading a counted class. Matthew Lessard (Matthew Lessard was introduced to Ashtanga practice by Diane Lagadec in 1998. He made his first trip to india in 2001 where he completed primary series and began intermediate under the watchful eyes of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath. He has continued to visit Mysore and study with Sharath whenever possible).   Sunday, Oct 22          1pm My Aching Feet to Happy Feet: Yoga Therapeutics Workshop  $40     From the ground up, our feet support us all day!  Show those feet some love! In this workshop, we will assess walking patterns, foot alignment , create a blueprint of the foot and receive a mini-foot massages will be offered! Come and learn self-healing techniques and best yoga practices for maintaining foot health and relieving the pain of bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammers toes and more! You will be given a tool kit with instructions and items to help you at home with your foot are. Led by Bonni-Lynne Sandler, Certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Bodyworker Saturday Sept 16        3-5pm An Afternoon of Yoga for Kids    $15 This afternoon class will offer kids (7 years and older) a chance to stretch out and relax. It is being offered at the same time as the Restorative Yoga class so that both you and your kids can have a relaxing afternoon! Those new to yoga are welcomed. Yoga instructor, Kendra Tansey will lead the class through a traditional yoga session, relaxation and a quiet activity. Sunday, Sept 17    1-3pm An Afternoon of Restorative Yoga    $25/class                          Restorative yoga has been called “the antidote to stress.”  This form of yoga consists of supported poses that lead to deep relaxation and profound openings.  By relaxing deeply into each of the poses physiological changes occur that are beneficial to health and that can reduce the effects of stress related diseases. No yoga experience is necessary.     Pam McGoodwin.                                                                            Sunday, Sept 17 1-3 pm Restorative Yoga with Reiki $35/ class Need a break from the hectic pace of life? We hear you! This workshop will combine the best of two worlds- a series of Restorative Yoga Poses with the application of Reiki healing energy to enhance relaxation and to bring you to a deeply meditative space. Led by our Yoga  and Reiki staff. Saturday, Dec 30      1pm Yoga for Depression        $40 When Daylight Savings ends, we often.we often feel depleted of energy. It is also a common time for SAD (seasonal affected disorder), depression and anxiety to set in. This workshop, taught by Robyn Parets, will combine lecture, experiential movement and breath work. The specific pranayama techniques, flow sequences, and posture holds will help show you how to lift your spirits. This workshop is geared to everyone as it offers tools to both help yourself and/or those you love and care about. Some knowledge of the chakras, basic yoga philosophy and pranayama is helpful but not necessary. We hope you will join us! Saturday, Dec 2    2-5 pm   Yoga Sutra Discussion $10 The Yoga Sutras form the basis of classical yoga; they provide the philosophy behind the practice and are a necessity for any serious student of yoga. Study of the Yoga Sutras will help deepen your personal practice and make your teaching more informed. To prepare for this class please read and be prepared to discuss any Sutra in Book 1 or Book 2. Diane Friday, Nov 17     730pm A Mini-Retreat: An Afternoon of Bliss      $50                                           Relax, Refresh and Renew at this Deeply Healing Workshop Leave your worries at the door as you give yourself the gift of healing and deep relaxation of mind, body and spirit! RELAX with soothing live acoustic guitar music, muscle relaxing Thai Massage,  and Adult Nap time Gentle Supported Restorative Yoga! REFRESH the spirit with energy infused Reiki, calming essential oils, Yoga Nidra and a healthy snack too! Muscles relax as the mind releases tension and the spirit feels free!  Float away with a RENEWED sense of peace & energy plus a goodie bag of gifts to use at home!                                         October 1        3-5:30pm Crystal Bowls and Restorative Yoga        $25                                                                  Steve and Diane would like to invite 6 Yogis to join them in this special class. While you sink deeply into the Restorative poses that Diane chooses, Steve will guide you into meditation with the sounds of Crystal Bowls. Ahhhhhhh…….do we need to say more….. Saturday, Nov 18    1pm Yoga Nidra Series: The Peaceful Yoga Practice $30                                                    Yoga Nidra translates as “Yoga Sleep” or Wakeful Sleep”. It is a practice that induces physical and mental tranquility thereby ridding the mind of chronic tension and inducing deep relaxation, inner knowledge and meditation. Each class will include a gentle yoga sequence followed by guided Yoga Nidra. Appropriate for all levels. Diane Lagadec,                                                       Sundays, Dec 3-17     6 pm Yoga of Breath $20 Focusing on pranayama, this workshop will cover various Yogic breathing exercises and let you experience the relaxing and harmonizing effect that these practices can have on mind and body alike. Explore the relationship between the breath and your body's energy and nervous system. Please refrain from eating immediately before class. (MYTT bring notebooks) Nancy Brady Cunningham Saturday, Nov 4 1pm Yoga Philosophy $25/class Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are widely regarded as the foundation of Yoga philosophy. In these ancient Yoga Sutras, Patanjali lays out a path for those who wish to “still the mind”. His aphorisms are practical statements of methods for attaining this stillness. He also explains the 8 steps of classical yoga, the various paths of yoga and more. This class will help deepen and broaden your knowledge of Yoga. Diane Lagadec Part1- Saturday, Sept 23 2pm Part 2-Saturday, Oct 28 2pm Teaching Chair Yoga (MYTT only)        $25 Many students can not get down on the floor due to age, weight, disability, or inflexibility. In this class you will learn how to adapt traditional yoga poses to a chair and bring the benefits of yoga, pranayama and meditation to those who would not be able to participate in a regular Yoga class. We are proud to have Pat Lewis Murphy, a graduate of the MYTT, return to share the extensive knowledge she has gained through study and the teaching of Chair Yoga.  Sunday, Oct 8    1 pm Native American Flute Seminar $140 In all schools and paths of wisdom, one truth is a staple: “Everything flows from the breath”. Experience this for yourself on one of Odell Borg’s amazing cedar flutes. No heavy, complex theory or intimidation; you’ll leave playing and enriched. (Price includes the flute, an instructional tape, and a booklet on additional flute techniques.) You must pay for this seminar by Sept 20. Jerry Lagadec Sunday, Oct 15   1 pm Yoga - MYTT      The Asana $25                                                                    A workshop for only those in the Maha Yoga Teacher Training.                                              Diane Lagadec.                                                                                                                  Part 5 Sunday, Sept 10 9-12 am Part 1 Sunday, Sept 24     9-12 am Part 2   Sunday, Oct 1 9-12 am                                         Part 6 Sunday, Nov 5 9-12 am                                                                                                                                                                                                   Part 3 Sunday, Dec 3 9-12 am Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Training      $449 or $399 early bird fee (must register by October 14). *Note: This cost also includes lifetime access to the Pretzel Kids Teaching Training Online course valued at $298.Want to teach kids yoga or simply learn children's yoga and mindfulness techniques? Pretzel Kids Yoga will teach you how to get started right away!  Join Pretzel Kids Founder and Director Robyn Parets for this immersive and imaginative certification course where you will learn how to plan, structure, sequence and lead creative yoga classes for children, tweens and teens. You'll also learn how to create your own lesson plans! During our weekend together, you will learn:  • Kids Yoga Activities, Themes and Games  • How to Bring Yoga into School Settings  • Specific Meditation and Pranayama Techniques for Children  • How to Teach Yoga to Children with Special Needs  • How to Control and Facilitate a Class in a Safe, Non-Competitive Way  • How to Market Yourself and Promote Your Classes in Your Community So what else sets Pretzel Kids apart? Teaching yoga to children is vastly different than teaching yoga to adults. In the adult class, students listen to instructions and are interested in following your every direction. This is simply not so in a children's class.  The Pretzel Kids curriculum was developed by classroom teachers who have the know- how to help you successfully work with the particular emotional and development needs of specific age groups of children. As a result, graduates of our program know how to structure a children's yoga class as well as successfully manage one!  AND for the first time ever, those enrolled in this course will get FREE access to our online Pretzel Kids Teacher Training course, valued at $298! This means you get lifetime access to the course to review at your leisure - whenever and wherever you want! It's a steal (ok, a deal!)  To learn more about Pretzel Kids and Robyn, a Maha Yoga TT graduate, go to www.pretzelkids.com. To learn more about our certification course, go to http://pretzelkids.teachable.com * Prerequisite: Love of yoga and eager to work with kids! (You do NOT need to be a yoga teacher to take this training.) * Please note: There is a separate $40 materials fee due on the first day of the training. This covers your 120-page Pretzel Kids training manual and "Tools for Teaching Success" packet, along with other handouts. Also, please leave time at home for a homework review over the weekend.   Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12     10-5 pm Kundalini Yoga Introduction to Kundalini Yoga  Workshop   $25  Kundalini yoga is the "yoga of awareness". It is a powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. In this ever changing information age, a practice such as Kundalini yoga can provide us with the tools that we need to "keep up". We can also use this technology to remain balanced and focused so we can realize our true selves. In this introductory workshop, we will use these techniques to precisely and consciously combine mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures, with an emphasis on our breath. You will leave class feeling cleansed, balanced and energized. Eat lightly at least 2 hours before class. Nicole Anacleto-Tosca (Jot Gian Kaur)  Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Saturday, Oct 14       2pm Kundalini Yoga Series     $40/4 classes  Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras.  Each class will draw from a pool of yoga sequences including meditations to guide students toward a greater experience of inner and outer wellness, building physical vitality and increasing consciousness. Taught by Nicole Anacleto-Tosca (Jot Gian Kaur), Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Tuesdays, Nov7-28     6pm Healing for the Holidays        $25 Ease into this holiday season and consciously embrace a new year by tuning in to your mind, body, and soul. Kundalini yoga is an uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices. During this workshop, we will use ancient healing techniques to release stress, cleanse our psyche, and align ourselves with the Infinite energy within us and all around us. Our time together will include kundalini yoga,  breath work, chanting and a deep meditation. Nicole Anacleto-Tosca (Jot Gian Kaur) Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Saturday, Dec 9         2pm - 4pm Book Discussions   $10 each No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh Here are two quotes from this book that I bet will make you want to read it! “The main affliction of our modern civilization is that we don’t know how to handle the suffering inside us and we try to cover it up with all kinds of consumption.” and “Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.” Join me in a discussion of this sweet little book. Diane Friday, Oct 20       7:30pm Tai Chi                                                                Originating in China, Tai Chi is a graceful form of martial art that today is practiced primarily for its health benefits, which includes relief from stress and anxiety, increased flexibility and coordination. It is often referred to as "Meditation in Motion" as it works toward harmonizing mind, body and spirit. It is based on the concept of "chi"- the life force that flows thru the body that at  times can be blocked. In Chinese Medicine it is believed that illness can arise from such blockages. Tai Chi is recognized as one of the means for releasing the free flow of chi within us.Taught by Edward Roselli, Certified Tai Chi and Kung Fu Teacher. Please note: Beginners are welcomed to join at any time.                                                  Wednesdays at 10:30 am  Introduction to Tai Chi $15  In a traditional Tai Chi class students follow along and mimic the moves of an instructor and just pick up what they can without the pressures of right or wrong. So in this workshop, instead of trying to learn things to remember… just relax…follow along…enjoy…be a part of the movement…and see what it feels like to be a part of an old school class. Our Tai Chi Instructor, Eddie Roselli Saturday, Oct 21 1pm   Yang Style Tai Chi $50/4class session Tai Chi is an ancient walking meditation combined with breathing exercises.It develops body flexibility, coordination, ease of movement, and stamina. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes. All are welcomed! Taught by Edward Roselli, Certified Tai Chi and Kung Fu Teacher. Wednesdays 10:30am Meditation Open Meditation: First Friday of each month at 7:30pm                          Introduction to Meditation 4weeks/$40 This class is designed for those who wish to begin a meditation practice. It will consist of instruction, practice and discussion. Classes will vary in meditation styles allowing beginners to get a wide variety of tools to establish their own practice. Meditation helps to relieve stress, increases happiness ,and develops compassion, love and patience. Diane Lagadec Sundays, Sept 17 - Oct 8 6pm An Afternoon Mindfulness           $25                                           “When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love” -Thich Nhat Hanh Join us for a relaxing, playful, and insightful adventure into mindful presence. Led by Tom Tanguay, a longtime practitioner and teacher in the mindfulness tradition of Buddhist Practice.                                                                                                                      Sunday, Nov 19         1-4pm                                                                                                                  Reiki                                                                                                                  Taught by Judy Prisco, Reiki Master Teacher                                                           Reiki is an energy based healing tradition that is thousands of years old. Rei (spirit) and Ki (life force) is a laying-on-of-hands method where the practitioner serves as a conduit to channel universal energy to heal and restore balance. It is a holistic  practice that balances all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual – to promote healing. Reiki 1 ($25 deposit required) $150 Saturday, Sept 8 11am-4pm Reiki 2 $200 Learn and practice 3 Reiki symbols: powerful tools that will enhance your healing abilities and allow you to send distance healing. Pre-requisite is Reiki 1 ($25 deposit) Min 2 Saturday, Oct 21 11am-4pm Reiki Master/Teacher $400 Learn Master symbols and how to teach and attune others to Reiki.  Pre-requisite is Reiki 2. ($25 deposit) Min. 2 Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 11am-4pm Sunday,  Mar 4, 2018 11am-4pm Reiki Share Donation This is a gathering of Reiki practitioners and non-practitioners who are curious about Reiki. The Reiki Practitioners will participate in giving and receiving Reiki. No experience needed to attend. Friday, Dec 8 7:30pm Kirtan with Shubalananda Donation The singing of kirtan goes back thousands of years in India. Created by ancient rishis from the seed mantras of the Vedas, the sounds are designed to resonate with the chakras. As powerful as it is, kirtan is effortless and incredibly enjoyable! Come and experience this joyful but deep form of practice.  Saturday, Sat Oct 14 7pm Saturday, Nov 11 7pm Barefoot Concert Series Holiday Concert      Donation Celebrate the holiday season with our talented staff! Each of the following will share…..a song from Sky…..a guitar solo from Eddie,……a song from Jerry…..a keyboard piece from Steve…. a dance from Amar.…a harp solo from Sylvia…. a guitar solo from Brett…..and a cup of warm cider from Diane. Oh..and hugs, too! Saturday, Dec 16       7p   Middle Eastern Belly Dance with Amar Gamal      Bellydance is one of the oldest forms of dance having roots in goddess rituals, childbirth preparation and social celebrations. It’s an expressive art form that celebrates the feminine body through  its uniquely designed movements. The movements are characterized by intricate body isolations with a main emphasis on the hips and torso. However, the entire body gets a full low impact workout.  The movements will help stretch and tone your body, increase your stamina, body control and awareness. Bellydance is for all ages, body shapes and cultural backgrounds. Wear comfortable clothing, bare feet and a hip scarf. Come celebrate this beautiful feminine art form in a supportive and fun atmosphere! (Zills are required for the continuing classes) Course Sessions:  Wednesdays                             Classes Wednesdays (7 Weeks $84 ) Sept 13-Oct. 25 (Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25)  Polishing the Basics 6:30-7:30pm Continuing 7:30-8:30pm Wednesdays (7 Weeks $84 ) Nov 1- Dec 20th (no class Nov 22) (Nov 1,8,15, no class 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20) Polishing the Basics   6:30-7:30pm Continuing 7:30-8:30pm                                                                                                                             Basic Beginner Bellydance (4weeks $48)                             This class is designed for students new to Bellydance. In a simple and fun format students will learn break-downs of some of the basic movements. We then put them together each week to create a short and fun choreography.                                                                     Classes Saturdays, Sept 16-Oct 7, 11:30-12:30pm                                                                                  Polishing the Basics   Bellydance Course   Designed for students who have taken the Basic Beginner Course 3 or more times and want to continue learning. We will review and polish the basics, add new variations to them and learn the next series of movements. This course is also great for those more experienced students wanting to clean up the basics.   Continuing Bellydance Course     Designed for students who have taken the Basic Beginner and Polishing the Basics Courses 3 or more times. Basic moves will be layered to other movements, new steps will be introduced adding them all together in step combinations. Detail to technique and posture will be highly emphasized. Zills (finger cymbals) will be introduced.                                                       
Take a look at our Fall offering of classes in Yoga Meditation Book discussions Kirtan Nutrition Bellydance  Tai Chi Reiki and more! We hope to see you there!
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