Monthly Series

Alignment on/with a Chair (online)

Tuesday, August 18, 6:45 - 8pm

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: 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. 


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

Friday, October 16 - Sunday, October 18

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 will take place from Friday, October 16 to Sunday,
October 18, 2020 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: 
$790 per person 

Shared room as a couple (plus meals & program see above): $710 p.p.

PROGRAM (slight changes are possible):

FRIDAY, 10/16: Arriving around 3:30pm, Meet & Greet: 4:45pm,
Dinner: 5:30pm, Restorative Yoga & Pranayama: 7:45 – 9pm

SATURDAY, 10/17: 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, 10/18: 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 by September 1st. 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?!

Dinacharya - Ayurvedic Daily Routine To Maintain Good Health (online)

Sunday, August 9, 5:30 - 7pm

Ayurveda (the Traditional Indian Medicine which is 5000 years old) believes that how we live your life is the key factor in determining our health, mentally and physically.  How you live your life is as well in your control. You cannot control your genetic make up or the weather….But YOU can control what you eat, when, how you work with others, when you go to bed and when you wake up, if you keep your body fit or not…all this plays a major role in the mental and physical health. 

Learn to live accordingly to your nature (that means bring ourselves in harmony with nature) by making changing in your life that will lead to a healthier, happier life with longevity. Try to be true to your constitution (the way you are build, mentally and emotionally as well as physically). Living accordingly with nature and its natural laws means constantly balancing our inner ecology by adjusting to our ever-changing environment.


In this online workshop you will learn about different techniques and practices that are a part of Dinacharya, the daily routine, that brings mental balance, a clear mind and is a disease prevention in itself. To learn about this dinacharya is particularly important when the world around you clearly is out of balance. Dinacharya also allows you to look deeper inside yourself to see what your needs are.


The session will end with a short yoga nidra session (deep relaxation practice that is proven to bring balance to the system, to reduce stress, depression, helps with anxiety and tension). Yoga Nidra will be practiced on your back. No yoga experience needed for this  workshop.

Pre-registration required. 



Group Online Classes (read more)

Tuesday, March 17 - Thursday, December 31, check schedule
$15 (send email to Katrin for dial in info)

Hi everyone, In this health-wise unsafe times, I decided to offer my group classes even when the studio will open up 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.  






Yoga Poses that Help to Manage Stress & Anxiety (online workshop)

Sunday, August 30, 5:30 - 6:45pm

COVID 19 and all these new guidelines in your daily life from wearing a mask at work or to go grocery shopping, not seeing your friends and family the way you used to, less or no hugging, social distance everywhere, spending more time alone on the internet, all this brings a lot of anxiety and stress to peoples life. It is proven that having a regular or daily routine like walking every day, yoga and meditation practice on a regular basis, prayer practice, biking etc. is very helpful in this regard. It basically helps to keep the body and mind balanced. 

In terms of yoga there are certain yoga poses that help with stress & anxiety. To learn these poses will be the focus in this online workshop. You will learn and practice a therapeutic yoga sequence that is safe to practice at home on a regular basis or when needed.

A one or two year yoga practice is recommended for this workshop. You also would need some yoga props such as 2 yoga blocks (same size), two blankets, a yoga strap, yoga mat and a chair  (a folding chair would be best). Please contact Katrin if you have workshop related questions:

Pre-registration is required.