Monthly Series

Alignment on a Chair

Thursday, February 27, 6:30 - 7:30pm

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

Restore Yourself with Restorative Yoga & Pranayama

Thursday, February 20, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
$ 30

This session will start and end with a Pranayama (breathing exercise) at set and end this deep healing session. Restorative Yoga poses (a la Judith Lasater method) 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: Only 10 students max.

Yoga Wall - Asana Lab (semi-private)

Thursday, March 12, 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. 


Celebrate Valentine's Day w. Restorative Yoga & Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST)

Sunday, February 16, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Join Katrin & Sylvia for this very unique 90 minute session of Restorative Yoga and Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST), a deep healing therapy that uses “powerful vibration and tones to induce an immediate relaxed state” of body and mind. The perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Idea! Your Valentine will love it!

Resting in comfortable restorative yoga poses, Sylvia, Sound Therapist will spend time with each student. She will place handmade therapeutic singing bowls on the body that “allow the vibrations to penetrate deeply into the body in ways reminiscent of deep tissue massage”. She will use as well chimes, gongs and other instruments during the session, all “have been tuned for optimum effectiveness”. 

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 the body and mind. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring socks and a sweater. The body temperature might drop during this session. 

Sylvia M. DeSantis, MA, VST, NCTMB is an author, Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master-Teacher, Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner, and owner of Seven Sacred Breaths Integrative Healing ( in Newtown Square, PA where she helps clients of all ages find relief from trauma and stress. Her reiki book, Watercharms: Ocean-Reiki Meditations for Clearing, Clarity, and Healing, is available at your favorite bookseller.

Katrin, owner/founder of Katrin Elia Yoga, Bala Cynwyd, PA will lead you into each restorative Yoga pose that evening. 




One-Day-Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Balance the Earth Element (Kapha), Part III

Saturday, March 7, 10am - 5pm
$125 (Indian buffet included)

One-Day-Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Balance the Earth (Kapha) Element
Saturday, March 7, 2020, $125 (Indian Buffet & tip Included)

Pre-registration required!

This one-day-retreat that will take place in the late winter and early spring time or what we call in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) during the “kapha” season. The main focus of the one-day retreat will be on the element of EARTH & WATER that is represented during the winter – spring (December – May) time of the year where everything is more cool and wet. During this time we often explore ailment such as sinusitis, lung congestion, a sluggish digestion, fatigue, mucus problems, high cholesterol, water retention, and cellulite. This retreat will teach you how to take care of yourself or a loved ones with this constitution. Ayurveda believes that even if your constitution is not mainly Kapha it is important to learn how to treat yourself during the winter – spring time using nature as a guide. You will learn many self-care tips and practices. 

The day will start with a meditation practice and Breathing Exercises (Pranayama) to balance the earth /water element. An asana (yoga) practice will focus on more active poses/yoga styles. 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 winter and spring time. If your constitution happens to be more on the kapha side you will receive basic tips to treat yourself in general. The day will end with a yin restorative yoga session with a Marma Point Therapy Head Treatment.

Come, learn & enjoy!

One-Day Retreat Program at a glance:

10:00 – 10:45am    Morning Meditation & Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) for Kapha Balance
11 – 12:15pm           Yoga to Activate the System 
12:30 – 1:45pm      Indian Buffet at Saffron Restaurant (Montgomery Ave., across the studio)
2 – 3:30pm             Workshop: Ayurveda – Practices/Tips/Treatments to Balance the Kapha

Break of 15 minutes
3:45 – 5pm             Yin Restorative Yoga & Marma Point Therapy Head Treatment

The day-retreat will end at around 5 pm. 

The next one-day retreat on “Ayurveda – Daily and Seasonal Routines” will take place on April 25 from 10 – 5pm. Hold your spots soon!


Learning from the Ancients: Self-care with Shiatsu, Reiki & Reflexology w. Sylvia DeSantis

Sunday, March 29, 5:00 -6:30pm

This 90-minute workshop welcomes individuals of all skill levels, from those interested in taking charge of their own wellness, to any professional who works with clients seeking better health!

Sylvia will guide you in safe and simple techniques for addressing common complaints such as headaches, migraines, insomnia, upset stomachs, and anxiety, sinus issues, by demonstrating reiki self-healing (Japanese energy healing technique), easy-to-do shiatsu holds (ancient Japanese massage technique), and effective reflexology points (on feet, hands and ears). Handouts will be provided. 

No previous experience required. This class provides 1.5 CEs for those seeking continuing education credits. 

Sylvia M. DeSantis, MA, VST, NCTMB is an author, Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master-Teacher, Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner, and owner of Seven Sacred Breaths Integrative Healing ( in Newtown Square, PA where she helps clients of all ages find relief from trauma and stress. Her reiki book, Watercharms: Ocean-Reiki Meditations for Clearing, Clarity, and Healing, is available at your favorite bookseller.



Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause

Saturday, March 14, 2:30 - 6:30 pm

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

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

Ballwork for Relaxation & Pain Release with Adina Ghen

Sunday, April 19, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Join Adina Ghen for this unique workshop in which she teaches the “Ball Work Method”. This body mind ball work method with its very special isolated movements of body parts encourages breathing, focus, and body awareness.  The gravity of your own body weight on a ball or two combined with the focus on a certain location in your body relieves stress, muscle aches and pain. It also brings deep relaxation to body and mind. This technique is a self-healing practice, a self-help aide that releases the fascia that is wrap tightly around our muscles. During this workshop we will use different sizes of balls. 

Adina is a certified yoga teacher for over 20 years. She is also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher for 15 years. She studied as well with Ellen Saltonstall in New York City who is the author of “The Body Mind Ball Work Method.” Adina was introduced into ball work in 2015, and presently studies with Ellen through her intense workshops/classes on a regular basis.