Monthly Series

Yoga Wall - Asana Lab (semi-private)

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
$ 35

The Yoga Wall was invented by B.K.S. Iyengar to learn about the perfect alignment in Yoga poses.

In this session you will get a chance to study selected yoga poses with the help of this great yoga tool in a semi-private setting. And yes, you will have many AHHH….moments and you will fall in love with the yoga wall. A friend of mine called the class an “Asana Lab” (asana means poses). I would like add this…this  practice can be seen as well as the fine-tuning of yoga poses. All levels class! 

Only 3 spots available. Pre-Registration required. 

Yoga Wall Practice - Semi Private

Tuesday, November 26, 6:30 - 7:30pm
$ 35

The Yoga Wall was invented by B.K.S. Iyengar to learn about the perfect alignment in Yoga poses.

In this session you will get a chance to study selected yoga poses with the help of this great yoga tool in a semi-private setting. And yes, you will have many AHHH….moments and you will fall in love with the yoga wall. A friend of mine called the class an “Asana Lab” (asana means poses). I would like add this…this  practice can be seen as well as the fine-tuning of yoga poses. All levels class! 

Only 3 spots available. Pre-Registration required. 

Alignment on a Chair

Thursday, November 14, 6:30 - 7:30pm
$30

This class is all about exploring the proper alignment in selected yoga poses (standing & seated) with the usage of a yoga chair (a folding chair that has certain requirements for the practice that we will explain). This session is inspired by B.K.S. Iyengar alignment method.  A two year yoga practice is required to sign up for this class. Pre-Registration is required. $30

Alignment Yoga Series

Thursday, October 3 - Thursday, October 31, 10 - 11 am (check dates)
$19

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 10 am 

This yoga series which is set up more like a workshop will use the Iyengar alignment method. Together in a group we will explore standing asanas (yoga postures), sitting asanas, forward extension, lateral extension, inversions, abdominal asanas, backward extension, sun salutations and restorative asanas. Pranayama (breathing exercises) is included in certain sessions. Come & explore this power of this unique yoga style. Pre-registration required.

Workshops

Lower Back Treatment with Myofascial Release Technique & Restorative Yoga

Sunday, October 27, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
$60

Join Jen & Katrin for a one of its kind workshop for lower back treatment and relaxation in general.

During a relaxing Restorative Yoga sequence (using the Judith Lasater method) in which yoga probs (blankets, bolsters, yoga eggs and blocks) will be used as a support, the massage therapist will apply the myofascial release technique to each students. 

Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, surrounds and separates muscles and other internal organs and structures in the body. It can be pictured as the human body’s internal spiderweb. Trauma, surgery, and repetitive movements or prolonged positions are just a few examples that can lead to tightness and areas of restriction in the fascia. Myofascial Release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to help reduce pain and restore motion. 

The goal of this workshop is to reduce low back discomfort/pain by releasing restrictions in the fascia of the low back, hips, and upper legs which can all contribute to low back pain. 

Come & explore this amazing technique. No yoga experience needed. Pre-registration required!

Katrin Elia, owner of Katrin Elia Yoga in Bala Cynwyd will teach the restorative Yoga sequence that day. 

Jen Andrews is a licensed massage therapist and has been serving the Philadelphia area since 2014. She has worked primarily in a rehab setting, allowing her to focus on the therapeutic aspects of massage therapy. Jen has specific training in deep tissue massage, sports massage, massage cupping, manual lymphatic drainage, and oncology massage. She also has a keen interest in myofascial release and incorporates it into each of her sessions. Jen works with a variety of clients for therapeutic, restorative, and preventative purposes and she customizes sessions to address their needs and goals. She also offers regular massages at Katrin Elia Yoga. 

 

Marma Point Therapy in Restorative Yoga to Live Sitar Music by Allyn Miner

Sunday, November 3, 5-6:30pm
$60

Pre-registration required! 

This unique session is the perfect treat for yourself, receiving nourishment through sound healing, bodywork and deep relaxation ….Allyn Miner, the Philadelphia sitar player will set the tone with her beautiful play while relaxing & healing in Restorative Yoga poses. Restorative Yoga is a very gentle form of yoga. In this session we will practice the Judith Lasater method. The goal of this particular practice is to bring pure relaxation to our body and mind. The Marma Point Therapist will go from student to student to work on selected marma points. Marma Point Therapy is the Indian version of Acupressure. The practitioner will use fingers and a tuning fork to open marma points. Open marma point prevent sickness and disease. 

No yoga experience needed! Come & enjoy!

Allyn Miner has been playing north Indian classical music on the sitar for more than forty years. She studied with Thakur Sri Raj Bhan in Varanasi, India, for eleven years and later became a disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in Marin County, California. She has performed in venues all over the U.S and in India. Allyn has a Ph.D in Indian musicology from Banaras Hindu University for her work on the history of the sitar. She has a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania for her study of a fourteenth-century musicological text from Gujarat. She is a Lecturer in the Department of South Asia Studies at Penn where she teaches sitar classes. 

Katrin Elia, owner of Katrin Elia Yoga and Marma Point Therapist, will teach the restorative yoga sequence and offer the marma point therapy this evening.

One-Day-Retreat: Yoga, Mediation & Ayurveda to Balance the Air Element, Part II

Saturday, November 23, 10am - 5pm
$125 (Indian buffet included)

One-Day-Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Balance the Air (Vata) Element
Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am- 5pm, $125 (Indian Buffet & tip Included)

Pre-registration required!

This one-day-retreat that will take place in the later fall, almost winter or what we call in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) during the “vata” season. The main focus of the one-day retreat will be on the element of AIR that is represented during this time of the year where everything is getting colder and  dryer. We are exploring dryer skin, some of us experiencing cracked joints and nails and restlessness of body and mind. Nervous disorders such as anxiety, stress, and insomnia can be an issue for Vata types. Staying warm and learning how to treat yourself or loved ones with this constitution will be the focus of this retreat. 

It is important to understand that we use in Ayurveda the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) to explain and see the world.

The day will start with a meditation practice and Breathing Exercises (Pranayama) to release tension and balance the air element. An alignment asana practice will focus on calming, grounding and supportive poses. After a delicious lunch at the India restaurant Saffron in Bala Cynwyd (Indian buffet) you will get a chance (in a workshop) to find out about your own constitution (dosha) before we learn about ancient Indian practices, treatments and tools such as oils for cooking and bodywork, food groups & beverages, asana (yoga poses), color therapy, aroma therapy, healing sounds and much more that help us to get through the dry and cool months of the years. If your constitution happens to be more on the vata (air) side you will receive basic tips to treat yourself in general. The day will end with a Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra session. 

Come, learn & enjoy!

One-Day Retreat Program at a glance:

10:00 – 10:45am    Morning Meditation & Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) for Vata Balance
11 – 12:15pm           Alignment Yoga to Bring Grounding & Calming to the System 
12:30 – 1:45pm      Indian Buffet at Saffron Restaurant (Montgomery Ave., across the studio)
2 – 3:30pm             Workshop: Ayurveda – Cooling Practices/Tips/Treatments to Balance the Air
                                 Element 
Break of 15 minutes
3:45 – 5pm             Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra 

The day-retreat will end at around 5 pm. 

The next one-day retreat of this series with the focus on the “Earth Element” (Kapha) will be on Saturday, February 29  (10 – 5pm). Hold your spots soon!

 

Restore Yourself with Restorative Yoga

Thursday, October 24, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
$ 30

Restorative Yoga poses are designed to open the body in a very gentle way in order to relax the body & mind. The practiced sequence in this session will be fully supported by props such as blankets, blocks, yoga eggs, and bolsters. Restorative yoga is suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga. It is the perfect addition to a more active yoga practice or any other active activity (such as running, tennis, etc.) in your life. 

Restorative Yoga can be used as well therapeutically to aid conditions such as lower back pain, headaches, insomnia, and sinus congestion. It has a very meditative aspect. In this session we will practice the Judith Hanson Lasater method of restorative yoga. This method is all about learning to relax and relaxing itself in the practiced pose. Relaxing brings healing. 

Please bring socks and a sweater to the practice. The body temperature might drop during this relaxing practice. To make a reservation to hold your spot please send an email to: katrin@katrineliayoga.com. Only 10 students max.

Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause

Saturday, December 14, 2:30 - 6:30 pm
$195

THIS EVENT is for Women
*who experience peri-menopausal symptoms
*who are in Menopause & suffer from menopausal symptoms
*who experience post-menopausal symptoms
*to assist in fertility
*to help with panic symptoms, stress, PMS, and more….

Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT), invented by Dinah Rodrigues, is a holistic form of yoga that offers a natural alternative approach. Its focus is to reactivate the hormone production through a designed sequence of yoga postures (asana), specific breathing exercises (pranayama), Tibetan energy technique, and yoga nidra (visualization during meditation). Disagreeable Symptoms during menopause such as hot flashes, insomnia, depression, headache, tiredness, hair loss, migraine, emotional instability, and many others are indicators that the hormone level in a woman’s body is low and needs to be increased. Results show as well that HYT also helps in preventing osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, and assists in infertility, peri-menopausal symptoms, stress, and panic symptoms. A short break will be included in this four hour practice.

For more information or for sign up, please contact katrin@katrineliayoga.com.

Price for group session: $ 195 (material included)
4 hour HYT Private: $ 315