Lectures and Seminars

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March 

Gentle Yoga with Tess

Mondays, March 2-April 20, 9:30-10:30am
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, explore the classic joints and glands series of movements, along with additional exercises, breath work, and relaxation. You can increase vital circulation, bring necessary nutrients to your body, and flush joints of congestion and metabolic wastes. Fee: $80 (ID#: YG9) —

Restorative Yoga with Julia

Tuesdays, March 3-April 21, 9:30-11am
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and replenish energy. While all yoga is nurturing, these sessions will especially focus on restorative and supported postures that calm and relax the body. This is a good class for those whose energy is depleted by illness or who need a gentler class for any reason. Fee: $80 (ID#: YR) — CANCELED

Therapeutic Yoga: Strengthen Your Back with Jackie

Tuesdays, March 3-April 7, 5:30-6:30pm
The health of your spine is reflected in the way you sit, stand, and move; in the way you breathe; and in the way you think and feel. Learn simple movements and exercises to keep your spine fit and flexible. Strengthening spinal muscles will improve your posture and help you feel capable of meeting life’s inner and outer challenges. Fee: $60 (ID#: YB) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Wednesdays, March 4-April 22, 5:30-7:00pm
Yoga scriptures emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to enhance the effects of your asana practice. Effects include an increase in physical stability, mental focus, and deep relaxation. This weekly asana practice is designed to help develop progressive core strength. It will include muscle isolation exercises to strengthen the abdomen, back, legs, and glutes (with variations), followed by classical yoga postures to integrate and feel the effects. * Pre-Requisite: Completion of Yoga 1. Fee: $80 (ID#: YC) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Thursdays, March 5-April 16, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, explore the classic joints and glands series of movements, along with additional exercises, breath work, and relaxation. You can increase vital circulation, bring necessary nutrients to your body, and flush joints of congestion and metabolic wastes. * No class April 2nd Fee: $60 (ID#: YG5) —

April 

Bodymind Practice for Anxiety and Depression with Athalie Joy, PhD

Wednesdays, April 1-29, 5:30-6:45pm
This five-week class incorporates instruction and practice in asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation, with teaching specific to their routine use as self-management for anxiety and depression. (5 wks) * Prerequisite Seminar: “Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression.” ** Note date change from brochure Fee: $50 (ID#: YA) — FULL

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Wednesday, April 1, 7-8:30pm
Join us in the study of Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, by Pema Chodron (available in our bookstore). We will discuss chapters 7 and 8. Bring the book and share your related experience. Registration required. Fee: $5 (ID#: S24) —

Household Homeopathy with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 5:30-8:30pm
Homeopathic medicine is an invaluable tool in home health care. Explore the basic principles of homeopathy, learn how homeopathic remedies are selected for acute conditions, and survey core remedies used to address common illnesses in children and adults. Learn how to use homeopathy safely and effectively to keep yourself and your family healthy through life’s journey. (8 wks, 24 hours of class time) *Skype option available for those who can’t be here in person. Fee: $224 (ID#: S25) —

Balance Your Doshas - Create Your Own Ayurvedic Daily Routine with Sarah

Thursday, April 9, 7-9pm
Support your health and wellness by implementing a daily routine. Review the Ayurvedic clock and explore how to align your routine with nature to improve energy levels, mental focus, and overall stamina. Learn the benefits of a mindful sleep schedule, a morning cleansing routine, and evening wind-down ritual. Specific practices and instructions will be provided. Fee: $25 (ID#: S26) —

Satsang: Organic Gardening with Ann Neumann, M.A.

Thursday, April 16, 7-8:30pm
Join avid organic gardener, Ann Neumann, on an exploration of earth-friendly gardening techniques with step by step instruction on compost and soil amendments, seed and plant selection, in-ground and raised bed options, and potted plant gardens. In observance of Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, we will also share ideas on how to be "sustainable" in our garden, our lives, and our homes. Nourish and nurture your soul – work with the earth and let your "prana" flow. * Satsang is free and open to the public - donations welcome. Fee: $0 (ID#: S27) —

Challenging Postures to Concentrate the Mind with Kerry

Saturday, April 25, 9:30am-12pm
Bring the fresh and promising energy of spring to an exploration of some of yoga’s more challenging asanas such as: eka pada padangusthasana (extended hand to big toe pose), bakasana (crow), urdhva dhanurasana (wheel) and pincha mayurasana (peacock). Through experiences of the inherent balance of a posture’s opposing forces and the physical grounding which flows from the power of effort, we’ll discover one of the greatest benefits of challenging postures: a concentrated mind! A warm-up asana practice will be followed by a workshop style exploration of individual postures. * Requirement: Completion of Yoga 2, a home practice, and a willingness to explore! Fee: $20 (ID#: S28) —

The Art of Joyful Living - Practice Session with Tracy

Sunday, April 26, 12-2pm
In his book, The Art of Joyful Living, Swami Rama says, “Happiness is of your own creation!” The key to finding this inner joy is learning to understand yourself on every level: as body, mind and spirit. At our satsang in November, we had a lively discussion on how we might come to understand the functions of mind and gain a clearer vision of why we think, feel and behave the way we do. Now we will look at the practices Swamiji gave for clearing the cobwebs and gaining a strong mental focus. We will be working with breathing, meditation and inner reflection. Fee: $20 (ID#: S29) —