Alignment on a Chair (online)
Sunday, May 17, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The payment of $25 should be done via Venmo before the session starts. You will receive the dial-in information/Zoom when payment is received.
Group Online Classes (read more)
Tuesday, March 17 - Tuesday, June 30, check schedule
$15 (send email to Katrin for dial in info)
Hi everyone, In this unsafe times, I decided to offer my group classes and Privates online until this nightmare is over and we are safe again. If you want to join a class, please send an email to email@example.com ahead of time so that the dial-in information can be send to you.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU START THE ONLINE YOGA SESSION:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number). If you have a class card, yes, you can use it up.
So, let’s make this online yoga practice work. It is not forever! 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.
STAY HEALTHY – DO YOGA WITH ME (my mantra).
Yoga Practice to Achieve Balance in Body & Mind on Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 10 - 11:15am
For many years now I offer on Memorial Day a special morning yoga class. This year in the age of the Coronavirus where many of us experience stress, anxiety, ups and downs in mood and worries, I decided to offer a more therapeutic yoga sequence (online) that brings immediate balance to the body & mind. This 75 minute morning class is mostly Alignment Yoga (using the B.K.S. Iyengar method) with some relaxation at the end. Please have your practice space set before class. You will need 2 same size yoga blocks, 2 blankets, a strap and a yoga mat. Substitutes for blocks and strap are ok.
If you want to join the class, please send an email to: email@example.com so that I can send you zoom dial-in information the day before the session.
Yin/Alignment on/with A Chair© (online workshop)
Sunday, June 7, 6:00 - 7:15pm
Besides gaining flexibility by stressing and stretching the connected tissues such as facia, ligaments, and tendons (Yin Yoga approach), this session will explore as well the proper alignment in selected yin yoga poses 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, two same size blocks and a strap available. Note that this unique class is the first of its kind.
Please register and send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rejuvenate with Thai Tok Sen Massage & Restorative Yoga with Katrin & Guillermo Ortega
Sunday, July 12, 6:00 - 7:45 pm
Join Katrin and Guillermo Ortega for a very unique treatment event of Restorative Yoga in combination of Thai Tok Sen Massage. In this session, Guillermo, the Thai Massage therapist will work with a special tool on certain areas of your back and legs to relax and energize from deep within.
Tok Sen is an ancient Thai healing practice created by Buddhist monks in the north of Thailand. This technique uses a wooden hammer and wedge from tamarind trees to tap along ten energy lines from Thai massage. This tapping produces penetrating vibrations to promote healing, the release of energy blockage on the sen lines, pain relief, block circulation, the release of muscle tightness as well as a sense of healing and relaxation. The constant sound of the tapping as well as the vibrations brings you into a meditative state. Tok Sen is not indicated for clients with osteoporosis or pregnant women.” Pre-registration required.
Katrin Elia, owner of Katrin Elia Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, PA will teach the restorative yoga sequence that evening. 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.Guillermo Ortega is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Thai Massage practicioner. He has studied in Thailand every summer for many years with several teachers in Thailand. He specializes in Thai massage, abdominal massage, and deep tissue massage. Guillermo has recently started teaching Thai massage and has taught dance for many years at Rowan University. He holds a MFA from Temple University.
Restorative Yoga Poses to Boost Your Immune System (online)
Thursday, May 21, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
In this workshop, we will practice together Restorative Yoga poses that are designed to boost the immunity of your system as a prevention for COVID 19 or any other virus that surrounds us. In this style of yoga we use several 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. This more gentle yoga practice is also the perfect addition to an active yoga practice or any other more active sport (such as running, tennis, etc.) and as well 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, grounding aspect.
Please have socks and a sweater with you. Your body temperature might drop during this relaxing practice. To make a reservation, please send an email to: email@example.com. Payment of $25 will be via Venmo before the workshop.
Restorative Yoga & Pranayama to Balance Body & Mind (online)
Thursday, June 11, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment of $25 will be via Venmo before the workshop.
Learning from the Ancients: Self-care with Shiatsu, Reiki & Reflexology w. Sylvia DeSantis
Sunday, July 19, 5:30 -7:00pm
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 (www.7sacredbreaths.com) 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, July 11, 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 email@example.com.
Price for group session: $ 195 (material included)
4 hour HYT Private: $ 315
Ballwork for Relaxation & Pain Release with Adina Ghen
Sunday, October 4, 4:30 - 6:30pm
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.
Learn How to Meditate to Keep Your Immune Function Strong (online)
Thursday, May 14, 6:30 -7 :45 pm
This session was designed for students who are interested in learning about the basics of meditation. But now with this COVID-19 in our backyards, we should learn and practice meditation on a regular basis even more so as a prevention since it is proven that a regular practice helps to strengthen the immune function. Besides learning about the “proper” sitting position in this practice (which is very important so that the mind can rest and is not getting distracted by a bad sitting posture), we will talk about physical and mental benefits of this ancient practice. Together, we will practice several different meditation techniques/ styles to see which one works best for you. No meditation background is needed.
Pre-registration required! Please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org