Alignment Yoga Series
Thursday, June 22 - Thursday, June 29, Noon - 1 pm
$ 18 each session
Thursday, June 22 & 29 noon – 1pm
This yoga series which is set up more like a workshop will use the Iyengar alignment method. Together in a group we will explore standing asanas (yoga postures), sitting asanas, forward extension, lateral extension, inversions, abdominal asanas, backward extension, sun salutations and restorative asanas. Pranayama (breathing exercises) is included in certain sessions. Come & explore this power of this unique yoga style. Pre-registration required.
Inde Yoga on Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 11:00 - 12:15 pm
This year’s holiday event will be a blend of Whole Body Yin with some Alignment & some meditation practice at the end of the session. So, this morning class will be the perfect start to get ready for the holiday. All levels class! There will be no morning 10 am class that day.
Alexander Technique: Learn to Move Freely - A Workshop w. Andrea Bruno
Sunday, June 25, 5:00 - 6:45 PM
The Alexander Technique (AT) that was developed in the 1890s by Frederick Matthias Alexander from Australia, “is an educational process that helps you recognize and stop your unnecessary muscular and mental tension. ” (Wikipedia)
The Workshop will start with a short introduction to this amazing technique. Andrea Bruno, certified Alexander Technique teacher will then help us experience our everyday simple movements without the interfering habits we have established over the years. Often these physical habits are not useful and act as interference to the natural fluid movement we had when we were young. Often it leaves us in and with pain. The last part of the workshop will focus on two selected yoga poses and how to incorporate this new easier, more fluid movement into your practice.
Andrea Bruno: “I’m a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a master of Reiki and Chios Energy and have been practicing Yoga and Mediation for over 40 years. I enjoy working with people who are interested in learning about themselves and are ready to participate in their own healing. If you’ve tried other modalities to relieve your pain unsuccessfully, you are interested in learning how you can take charge and live a less stressful life, I can help you.” Pre-registeration required (firstname.lastname@example.org)
….particular recommended for students with pain & chronic pain, injuries…and for the one’s who want to learn about their posture and habits…
Hormone Yoga Therapy - Natural Alternative for Menopause
Saturday, July 1, 2:30 - 6:30 pm
Living for many years with the troublesome menopausal symptoms is one thing, but having only the choice of using hormone replacement substances in order to feel better is another. Many women wonder if there are alternatives?
Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT), invented by Dinah Rodrigues, is a holisic form of yoga that offers a natural alternative approach. Its focus is to reactive the hormone production through a designed sequence of yoga postures (asana), specific breathing exercises (pranayama), Tibetan energy technique, and yoga nidra (visualization during mediation). Disagreeable symptoms during menopause auch as hot flashes, insomnia, depression, headache, tiredness, hair loss, migraine, emotional instability, and many others are indicators that the hormone levels 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, perimenopausal symptoms, stress, and panic symptoms.
“…to control the results I asked the participants (of a research group) to take a blood test of estradiol before beginning the practice (of HYT), which should be repeated every 4 months along with a questionnaire to evaluate the intensity of symptoms. The results were very good: 100% of the students, in 3 to 4 month of practice, without medication, either had no more symptoms and if there were any symptoms, their intensity was nearly zero. (Ms. Rodrigues).”
In this 4 hour group session, Katrin (trained and certified by Dinah Rodrigues in HYT) will teach you a sequence of physical dynamic exercises in combination with an energetic breathing technique. Both techniques are designed to reactive hormone production and, as a consequence, it will eliminate or at least significantly reduce the intensity of most menopausal symptoms. It is important that positive results will come with a regular home practice (of 30 minutes), which will be discussed in the workshop.
If you are interested, please contact: email@example.com
Restorative Yoga & The Power of Reiki
Sunday, July 16, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Join this unique Sunday afternoon session that combines Restorative Yoga & Reiki (Ancient Japanese Energy Technique). In Restorative Yoga you will practice yoga poses that are on the floor supported by different props to bring deep relaxation and healing to the body & mind. This quiet, meditative practice is the perfect addition to a more active life style. It is suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga. It can be used as well therapeutically to aid conditions such as lower back pain, headaches, insomnia, and sinus congestion. During the practice of restorative yoga, the Reiki practitioner will spend time with each student by laying hands on the body to reduce stress and promote relaxation and healing. Reiki (ray -key) means universal life force, energy that is all around and within us. It is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique. Energy flows through the arms and hands of the practitioner and into the cells of the person being treated. This technique is based on the idea of “Ki” or “life force energy”. If “Ki” is low, sickness can occur. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki works on the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.
Reiki Practitioner: Tina Simon’s inner journey of personal growth and outer health challenges since childhood led her to Reiki where she is able to use her gifts of intuition and empathy while pursuing her passion for comforting and helping others. Tina is a Licensed Level III Usui Reiki Practitioner who reaches clients at yoga studios and wellness events and centers throughout the Main Line and Southern New Jersey. She has helped people who suffer from issues of joint and back pain, insomnia, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, and surgery. Her healing arts practice is supported by joyful daily spiritual disciplines including yoga and meditation, as well as her work as a musician and teacher. She will always be grateful to her Reiki Masters Carol Waiters (Devon, Pa) and Annie Klein (Vancouver B.C.) who helped her to realize her path.
Katrin will conduct the restorative yoga session.
Please re-register for this event.
Restorative Yoga & Live Sitar Music w. Allyn Miner
Sunday, September 17, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Restorative Yoga (Judith Lasater Method) is designed to relax the body and the mind to open up to the healing potential in ourselves. This yoga practice is very gentle and suitable for all levels and ages. It is the perfect counter practice to our busy lifestyles. To make this class more unique and meditative you will practice restorative yoga to Allyn Miner’s live sitar play. Allyn, a Philadelphia based musician of north Indian classical music and a Ph.D. of Indian musicology. Come & celebrate the beauty of Indian Music!
$ 45 (Pre-registration required)
Allyn Miner has been playing north Indian classical music on the sitar for more than forty years. She studied with Thakur Sri Raj Bhan in Varanasi, India, for eleven years and later became a disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in Marin County, California. She has performed in venues all over the U.S and in India. Allyn has a Ph.D in Indian musicology from Banaras Hindu University for her work on the history of the sitar. She has a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania for her study of a fourteenth-century musicological text from Gujarat. She is a Lecturer in the Department of South Asia Studies at Penn where she teaches sitar classes. She writes articles and translates texts on North Indian music and returns to India periodically for research and performances. Allyn has studied and practiced Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga for the last fifteen years. She has worked with yoga classes on Sanskrit pronunciation and enjoys reading and discussing selected passages from yoga texts with interested practitioners.
Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause
Sunday, October 15, 2:30 - 7:00 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 and half hour practice.
For more information or for sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price for group session: $ 195 (material included)
4 hour HYT Private: $ 315
Restore Yourself with Restorative Yoga
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
$ 25, pre-registration required!
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. 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: email@example.com. Only 10 students max.
Moving Into Stillness - A Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Friday, December 8 - Sunday, December 10
Enjoy a weekend of bliss with two overnights, three days @ beautiful Buddhist Won Dharma Center in the Hudson Valley (NY), Yin Yoga Classes, Restorative Yoga, Marma Therapy Session (ancient Indian massage technique), a Meditation Workshop to learn about different meditation styles, Yoga Nidra (Indian relaxation technique), mindful walks on nearby trails, delicious vegetarian food and much more. Pre-registrated massages and acupunture sessions are available (not included in the package price).
Article regarding our last retreat at the Won Dharma Center:
Pricing for the Weekend Stay (12/08 – 12/10):
Single Room/Meals/Program: $ 851
Double Room/Meals/Program: $ 715
Quad/Meals/Program: $ 625
Commuter Rate: Meal/Program: $ 515
Please check with the studio for a special rate if this would be your second retreat with KEY at Won Dharma Center.
All rooms have a shared bathroom. Single & Double rooms have a sink in the room.
Vegetarian Meals included in the price: 12/08: dinner, 12/09: breakfast/lunch/ dinner, 12/10: breakfast/lunch
Arrival time: 12/08, 3- 4 pm, Departure time: 12/10 after lunch
Program (as of now, slight changes are possible):
12/08 – Meet & Greet: 4:45 pm, Dinner: 5:30 pm, Restorative Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra : 7:45 – 9 pm
12/09 – Meditation: 6:00 – 7:oo am (with the ministers of the center), Breakfast: 7:30 am, Yin & Yang Balancing (Yoga Session): 10 – 11:15 am, Lunch @ Noon, Workshop “Meditation – What does it do? How do we practice it? What style is right for me?”: 3:15 – 4:30 pm, Dinner: 5:30 pm, Restorative Yoga & Marma Therapy (Ancient Indian Massage Technique): 7:45 – 9 pm
7/23 – Meditation: 6:00 – 7:00 am (with the ministers of the center), Breakfast: 7:30 am, Whole Body Yin & Meditation: 9:45 – 11 am, Lunch: noon, Departure
Acupuncture Sessions are available, please check with Katrin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WON DHARMA CENTER:
The Center is set on “(…) 426 acres of rolling hills and fields…with a majestic view on the Catskill mountains.” Address: 361 State Route 23, Claverack, NY 12513
TO HOLD YOUR SPOT: Please register with the full payment. Students who are already affiliated with the studio can hold their spot with a $ 200 deposit check (registration fee). The remaining balance for these students is due by October 20, 2017. In general, the registration fee of $ 200 is part of the full payment and is not refundable. Please send a check to: Katrin Elia Yoga, 158 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or pay in the office.
Refund Policy: No refund of registration fee ($200). No refund of the remaining balance after November 17, 2017 . Booking is not transferable.