Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice
Meets EVERY MONDAY
unless we are closed for weather or holiday
“Year Long Meditation” (YLM) is a global group practice that has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Our time each week will be applied towards the Institute’s goal of 1,000,0008 meditation hours. Join the practice. Change the world.
Donation based, no pre-registration required.
Gentle Yoga with LauraMondays, January 6-February 17, 10-11am
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, we will 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: $84 (ID#: YGM) —
Restorative Yoga with SapnaMondays, January 6-February 10, 3:30-4:30pm
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and to 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: $72 (ID#: YRM) — FULL
Stretch and Relax with JackieTuesdays, January 7-February 11, 4-5pm
This all-levels class will take you head-to-toe(s) through a range of stretches and yoga postures that help to release muscular tension and improve range of motion. Guided breath work, relaxation techniques, and meditation will be included to soothe the nervous system and strengthen the mind-body connection moving you towards a deep sense of inner peace. Fee: $72 (ID#: YSR) —
Yoga for Core Strength with SarahTuesdays, January 7-February 18, 5:30-6:45pm
Yogic texts emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to deepen the effects of your asana and meditation practice. These include increased physical stability, mental concentration, and deep relaxation. This weekly asana practice is designed to help develop progressive core strength. It includes core muscle-isolation exercises interwoven within a classical asana sequence. Class will close with relaxation and meditation. Prerequisite: 6 months prior experience with Yoga 1 or greater. Fee: $84 (ID#: YC) —
Beginning Meditation (4 Week Course) with DonnaTuesdays, January 7-28, 5:30-7pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S03) —
Restorative Yoga with JuliaWednesdays, January 8-February 12, 3:30-4:30pm
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and to 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: $72 (ID#: YRW) —
Awakening Prana with JackieThursdays, January 9-February 20, 10-11:30am
A Breath-Centered Continuing-Level Hatha Class - Prana is the vital force that sustains not only the body but also creation at every level. Breath is the vehicle for prana, and it is through breath awareness that our yoga practice truly comes alive, taking us to new levels of personal observation and experience. In this class-series, we will review the anatomy of breathing and build upon asana, relaxation and meditative-pranayama techniques that link us directly to our source of energy. Conscious engagement with prana inspires strength, balance and vitality on all levels: body, mind, spirit. Prerequisite: Yoga 1 or greater. This is a Continuing-to-Experienced level class. Modifications will be presented for more challenging yoga postures and sequences. Fee: $84 (ID#: YAP) —
Gentle Yoga with JamieThursdays, January 9-February 13, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, we will 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: $72 (ID#: YGW) — FULL
Strong Seniors with CathyFridays, January 10-February 14, 9:30-11am
[7 weeks] The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed. Fee: $72 (ID#: YSS) —
The Feldenkriais Method®: An Introductory Workshop with Guest Presenter: Mara NeimanisFriday, January 24, 6:30-8pm
The Feldenkrais Method® enhances performance in sports and the arts, teaches new ways to rehabilitate from injuries, surgery, repetitive strain conditions, and improves movement for people with neurological conditions including MS, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, Lyme’s, and brain trauma. Experience the connections of brain, body and creativity in this introductory workshop where we will explore how to improve coordination, balance, and posture, in-conjunction with healing chronic pain to gain more ease with physical issues. Fee: $20 (ID#: S06) —
Soup ‘n Cinema: Peaceful Warrior with KandySaturday, January 25, noon-3pm
Come in out of the cold to enjoy a big bowl of home-made vegetarian soup (white bean and escarole), an inspired film, community, connection, and group discussion. Today’s film is “Peaceful Warrior.” Soup, bread and tea provided. Bring a dessert to pass if you like. Fee: $5 (ID#: S07) —
Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience with Yoga Therapists Sarah Guglielmi & Julia KressSaturday, February 1, 9:30am-4:30pm
CEU TRAINING – DAY LONG INTENSIVE
Open to Yoga Instructors and Interested Students
Join us for a day of practice, neuroscience, and discussion with your yoga teaching community! Give your personal practice a boost and leave with strategies to better integrate meditation and mindfulness into your yoga classes. Optional vegetarian potluck lunch from 12:30 -1:30 - please bring a dish to share.
This course qualifies for 6 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance (or 3 hours per session).
Mindfulness and Meditation: Progressing Towards Self-Awareness and Positive Habit Change 9:30 am - 12:30 pm with Sarah Guglielmi
Mindfulness is the ability to remain aware as you move through your day. Meditation combines this state of awareness with mental concentration. Together, they gradually quiet internal noise, leading to a clear connection with our wise intuitive self. The yogis remind us that this is life’s greatest gift. It is the key to overcoming self-limiting habits, and connecting to genuine self love and joy within. Meditation promises so much, yet the obstacles derail us; a racing mind, an aching body, not enough time, challenging emotions. Understanding the habit formation process (vritti samskara chakra), and specific refinements to breath awareness and meditation technique will inform you and your students on how to actively overcome the obstacles. This will be the focus of our discussion and practice.
Neurology of Awareness 1:30 - 4:30 pm with Julia Kress
Mindfulness is awareness. The more we practice Yoga and Meditation, the more aware we become of our physical bodies, thought patterns, and our energy levels. But, how? What’s the science behind it? Our afternoon session will explore the world of neuro-physiology through modern science and ancient wisdom to help understand how we experience feelings and awareness. Personal history can interrupt our natural balance and lead to a lack of internal connection physically, mentally and energetically. We will compare yoga’s model of the mind with what science now knows about neuro-anatomy leading to a deeper and more profound experience of wholeness and equanimity. Our afternoon will conclude with guided relaxation and meditation.
Full CEU Training Intensive: $99 (ID: E52-A)
AM only: $55 (ID: E52-B)
PM only: $55 (ID: E52-C)
half day sessions, register below
Fee: $99 (ID#: E52-A) —
Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience: AM Session with SarahSaturday, February 1, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $55 (ID#: E52-B) —
Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience: PM Session with JuliaSaturday, February 1, 1:30-4:30pm
Fee: $55 (ID#: E52-C) —
Yin Yoga with BonnieWednesdays, February 5-26, 5:30-7pm
The practice of Yin Yoga is a slow-paced method in which poses are held for extended periods of time with a focus on increasing circulation and energetic flow into joints, ligaments and connective tissues. Poses are held for several minutes as you bring awareness deep into your body. This quieting practice inspires focus and inner calm and is complementary to the more active asana styles. This is an all-levels class. Fee: $48 (ID#: YY) —
Beginning Meditation (4 Week Course) with JuliaWednesdays, February 5-26, 5-6:30pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S08) —
Intro to Ayurveda - Part 1 (of 2) with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYSSaturday, February 8, 4-7pm
Ayurveda is the Vedic system of self-healing. It is based on nature’s laws of healing and discovering your unique elemental constitution. In this workshop, you will learn how to adjust your lifestyle choices for optimal health. We will explore the fundamental philosophy of Ayurveda, personal constitution, seasonal change, and how the ratio of elements in your make-up impacts your physiological and psychological tendencies. By knowing your constitution, and understanding how seasons alter your stamina and vitality, you can adjust asana and pranayama and establish routines to create more balance and ease. (Part 2: Sat., March 7, 4-7pm).
This course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $55 (ID#: E53) —
Soup ‘n Cinema: Heal with KandySaturday, February 15, noon-3pm
Come in out of the cold to enjoy a big bowl of home-made vegetarian chili, an inspired ?lm, community, connection, and group discussion. Today’s film is the documentary “Heal.” Soup, bread and tea provided. Bring a dessert to pass if you like. Fee: $5 (ID#: S09) —
Yoga for Moods with CarissaSaturday, February 22, 10am-noon
Yoga provides a holistic approach to mood and symptom management. Using a combination of gentle physical poses, mindful-breathing, and relaxation techniques, participants will feel more connected and balanced within the body and mind. A trauma-sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized, and individual attention and modifications will be provided as needed. No prior yoga experience is required. Fee: $20 (ID#: S10) —