Monthly Series

Yoga Wall Practice - Semi Private

Tuesday, December 17, 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, December 12, 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


Thai Massage Stretches & Restorative Yoga for the Whole Body

Sunday, December 8, 5:00 - 6:45pm

Join Katrin & Guillermo for this awesome whole body holiday treatment! 

Positioned in comfortable, prop-supported restorative yoga poses, Guillermo will apply thai massage stretches to the participants followed by a head neck massage using Thai massage principles. Combining restorative yoga with Thai massage is a great way to relax and heal deeply on both, the physical and mental side!  Come & treat yourself!

Thai massage uses acupressure and stretches in order to release tensions. It focuses on energy lines and aims to unblock the body’s energy channels to restore well-being. Restorative Yoga is a very gentle form of yoga. In this session we will practice the Judith Lasater method of restorative yoga. The goal of this particular practice is to bring relaxation to the body and mind. 

Guillermo Ortega is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Thai Massage practicioner.  He has studied in Thailand every summer for the past 5 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.

Katrin Elia (owner of Katrin Elia Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, PA) will teach the restorative yoga session.

Celebrate the New Year - Awakening Your Senses (A Healing Treatment)

Sunday, January 5, 5:00 - 6:45 pm

To celebrate the New Year we invite you to this very powerful healing event that will awaken our 5 senses (the sense of sound, sight, smell, taste and touch). The class will start with a short eye yoga practice (to improve the overall functioning of the eyes), followed by a restorative yoga session in which you will receive the healing touch of marma point therapy (the Indian version of accupressure) to keep the energy pathways (nadis) open that are connected to several organs. For our sense of sound, Sylvia DeSantis will offer a very healing sound bath throughout the restorative yoga session. The treatment event will end with some aromatherapy (to stimulate the sense of smell). You will leave renewed, uplifted and ready to start the New Year 2020. We wish you a very happy & healthy one!

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 Elia is the owner/founder of Katrin Elia Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, PA. She will teach the restorative yoga sequence that evening. She is a marma point therapist and an ayurvedic life style consultant. 


Winter Landscapes, Yin Yoga & Poetry with Katrin Elia and Alison Hicks

Sunday, February 9, 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Winter offers us the opportunity to turn inward. In addition, winter landscapes often reveal underlying structures and features once summer’s abundant foliage falls away. Join us for this luxurious 75-minute Whole Body Yin practice and poetry.  The journey inside will be facilitated by  a series of seated and supine poses, accompanied by local poet Alison Hicks reading poems of meditation befitting the season. The practice of Whole Body Yin, which opens connective tissue and assists in the release of emotional energy held in the body through physical passive asana, will be enhanced by the vibrations of live poetry.

Yin is Alison’s favorite form of yoga, and she considers it part of her writing practice. She and Katrin first met 15 years ago, first practicing together, and later Alison has been a student of Katrin’s Whole Body Yin Yoga since she started teaching.

Alison Hicks is the author of poetry collections You Who Took the Boat Out and Kiss, a chapbook Falling Dreams, a novella, Love: A Story of Images, and an anthology, Prompted. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Green Hills Literary Lantern, and has appeared in the Cortland Review, Eclipse, Fifth Wednesday, Gargoyle, Passager, Permafrost, Poet Lore, and Vow Poetica, among other journals. Awards include the 2011 Philadelphia City Paper Poetry Prize and two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships. She is founder of Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio, which offers community-based writing workshops.

Katrin Elia, owner of Katrin Elia Yoga (Bala Cynwyd, PA) will lead the yin yoga session accompanied by Alison’s reading.


Restore Yourself with Restorative Yoga

Thursday, December 19, 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: Only 10 students max.

Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause

Saturday, January 18, 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