Monthly Series

Alignment on/with a Chair (online)

Monday, November 9, 5:45 - 7:00pm

This class is all about exploring the proper alignment in selected yoga poses (standing & seated) with the usage of a chair. Since this is an online class and you might not have a yoga chair (certain chair requirements) at home, please use a folding chair for this class (or contact me if you are not sure). Also, please have two blankets available and two same size blocks. This session is inspired by the B.K.S. Iyengar alignment method.  A one year yoga practice is required to sign up for this class. Please register and send an email to: 


Nourish the Body & Mind - An Ayurvedic Retreat (Covid19 Safe!) @ Won Dharma Center, NY

Thursday, October 29, TBA - Spring 2021

As COVID 19 is still among us and many of us feeling its mental effects
that expresses itself in forms such as anxiety, fear, anger, exhaustion,
sleep issues and more, it feels like offering a weekend retreat in
middle of October is the perfect thing to do. And for sure it will be
COVID 19 safe!!! 

The retreat is planed for Spring 2021 at the beautiful Buddhist Won Dharma Center in Claverack, NY. One of the many safety measures is to offer only private accommodations (single rooms) and double rooms only for couples
or family members that share the same household. Other safety
regulations will be in place at the location and during the retreat itself. 

The retreat center on the foothills of the Catskills is about a 3hr and
45min car drive from Philadelphia and 2hr and 15min from Manhattan. Several walking trails are around this beautiful and peaceful place.
Also an acupuncture center is on the property and holistic massages
are available for an extra fee. The closest city is Hudson, NY. They
have a train station if you wish to come by train. 


Two Overnights, three days, in a private room with a shared
bathroom (all rooms are modern and most rooms have a sink in
the room) plus 2 breakfasts, 2 luncheons, 2 dinners (delicious
vegetarian food) & Program during your stay (meditation,
different yoga styles, and other healing modules) and a workshop: 
$890 per person
Shared room as a couple (plus meals & program see above): $790 p.p.

Please note that students of the studio receive a discount. Please contact the event organizer. 

PROGRAM (slight changes are possible):

FRIDAY: Arriving around 3:30pm, Meet & Greet: 4:45pm,
Dinner: 5:30pm, Restorative Yoga & Pranayama: 7:45 – 9pm

SATURDAY: Meditation: 6 – 7am led by Buddhist ministers
of the center (40 min. sitting, 7 min. chanting, 3 min. scripture
reading), Breakfast: 7:30am, Align & Relax: 10 – 11am, Lunch: Noon,
Workshop – Ayurveda & the Power of Self-Healing: 3 – 4:15pm,
Dinner: 5:30pm, Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra: 7:30 – 8:45pm

SUNDAY: Meditation: 6 – 7am led by Buddhist ministers of
the center (40 min. sitting, 7 min. chanting, 3 min. scripture reading),
Breakfast: 7:30am, Gentle Yoga & Mantra: 9:45 – 11am, Lunch: Noon, 
Departure after lunch.


To Sign Up & to hold Your room, please pay 50% of the full amount. $50 of this amount will be the registration fee which is not refundable. The second half is due….Checks are appreciated. If you wish to use your credit card for payment a 3% transaction fee will be added. Your booking is not transferable. 

Because we are in a very uncertain time due Covid 19 you will receive your payment back if

*the governor of NY forced the center to close and the event needs to be canceled due Covid 19 restrictions (minus $50). 

*If you get the virus before the retreat and cannot come. A doctor’s note or copy of a testing result needs to be send via email to the event organizer (minus $50)

*If the State of Pennsylvania is added to the list of States whose residents are forced to quarantine for 14 days when arriving to NY (minus $50).

PS: This retreat is also for non-PA residents. Important is that your state is not on the list of States whose residents are forced to quarantine for 14 days when arriving to NY. 

Please contact the event organizer: Katrin ( with any retreat related question. Thank you and see you maybe at the retreat?!

Rejuvenate: Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga on/with A Chair (online)

Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 - 7:45pm
$25 (pre-register)

Join us for this unique session, a blend of Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga, using a folding chair, 2 blankets and 2 yoga blocks. Expected to practice yoga poses in standing, in sitting and some poses on the back, all with the focus on alignment. The pace of this class is slow and meditative, perfect for beginners in yoga and as well for long time practitioners. This class will end with a few minutes of sitting in meditation. You will leave rejuvenated and relaxed. 
Pre-Registration is required via email. Price: $25 per person. 



Group Online Classes (read more)

Tuesday, March 17 - Thursday, December 31, check schedule

Hi everyone, In this health-wise unsafe times, I decided to offer my group classes online even when the studio will re-open for group classes the online classes will be still remain.  If you want to join a class, please send an email to ahead of time so that the dial-in information can be send to you.


Before joining the class YOU need to download the Zoom Meeting App. on your device. It doesn’t need to be an apple device, however it seems for the yoga online presentation a laptop or computer (bigger screen) is better than a smart phone. If the system ask you for Meeting ID and/or Password, please use the information that was emailed to you.

It would be good if you could join the class 10 minutes before the session starts in case there are questions for set up, sound etc. Also have your practice space set up before the class.  For all my classes it is recommended to have a mat, 2 same size blocks, 1 strap (8 feet length for normal body size, 10 feet for taller students), 2 blankets. If you don’t have yoga props and you would like to purchase some, please contact me via email further information. 

Costs & Payment: All the online group classes are 60min. long (often a bit longer). Each class will cost  $15. If an extra person joins the session, please let me know and I add a charge of $15. For the payment you can send a check to Katrin Elia Yoga, 158 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or use Venmo (using Katrin Elia, my email: or phone number).  If you have a class card, yes, you can use it up. 

So, let’s make this online yoga practice work. Thank you all for your support of the Studio during these times and in general. We will beat this virus and Yoga is a great tool to keep the body & mind balanced and certain poses are even super immune booster in itself.  






Restorative Yoga & Pranayama to Balance Body & Mind (online)

Thursday, September 24, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
$ 25

This deep healing session will start and end with a Pranayama (breathing exercise) to reduce stress, anxiety, fear and an unsettled mind. The practiced Restorative Yoga poses are designed to open the body in a very gentle way in order to relax the body and the mind. The practiced sequence will be fully supported by props such as blankets, blocks, yoga eggs, and bolsters. Since this is an online session see what you can find in your home in terms of props (blankets, several pillows and 2 yoga blocks would be great). 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 but also a great stress releaser.

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 in the practiced pose. It is proven that relaxing brings healing.

Please have socks and a sweater with you. The body temperature might drop during this relaxing practice. To make a reservation, please send an email to: Payment of $25 will be via Venmo before the workshop.