Monthly Series

Alignment Yoga Series

Thursday, October 5 - Thursday, October 26, 10 - 11 am
$ 18 each session

October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:00 – 11:00 am

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.

Restore Yourself with Restorative Yoga

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
$ 25

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: Only 10 students max.

Meditation in Motion with Rena Potok

Thursday, November 2 - Thursday, December 14, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
$ 102 (for all six sessions)

This 6-week series on Thursday evening (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30 & 12/7, 12/14) will explore deep, relaxing meditation and movement to help you rest your mind and enliven your spirit. We will practice gentle Hatha yoga sequences, using gentle movement and breath to stretch the body, open the heart, and quiet the mind. Every class will end with a guided meditation.
Your instructor will offer safe assists and modifications to protect shoulder and back injuries so your body can release tension and allow the calm the mind.


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

Price for group session: $ 195 (material included)
4 hour HYT Private: $ 315

Restorative Yoga & The Power of Reiki For Women's Health

Sunday, October 22, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
$ 50

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 promote healing, balancing and relaxation and if needed to naturally help alleviate symptoms of menopause. 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, imbalance 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, menopause 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, Shiatsu Stretching & Trigger Point Release w. Tess Sorensen & Katrin

Sunday, November 5, 4:30 - 6:15 pm
$ 60

Join Tess & Katrin for a 90 minutes healing treatment event, that combines Restorative Yoga, Shiatsu Stretching & Trigger Point Release.

In this unique evening session, you will be practicing Restorative Yoga poses that 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.

During this relaxing yoga practice, the body worker will apply Shiatsu stretches to improve flexibility, blood and lymphatic flow, ease muscular tension and help to open up Ki (energy) channels. Trigger Point Release (trigger points are hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle)  will be added during the bodywork if needed. Come & enjoy!

Please bring socks and a sweater to the practice. The body temperature might drop during this practice.

Pre-registration required!

Tapping The Inner River, Part II - Odyssey of Yin Yoga & Poetry with Alison Hicks

Sunday, November 19, 9:30 - 11 am
$ 20

“This luxurious 90 minute Whole Body Yin practice will open connective tissue and assist in the release of emotional energy held in the body through physical asana enhanced by the vibrations of live poetry. The meditative journey inside will be facilitated by a series of seated and supine poses accompanied by local poet Alison Hicks reading from her work. Yin Yoga 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 Yin Yoga classes every since.  A leader of local community-based writing workshops, Alison has published two full-length collections and a chapbook (short book) of poetry, a novella, and has co-edited an anthology. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines and journals.” (written by Alison Hicks)

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 Eclipse, Fifth Wednesday, Gargoyle, Louisville Review, Passager, Permafrost, Poet Lore, and Whiskey Island, 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 will teach this morning session. 

Restorative Yoga & Live Sitar Music w. Allyn Miner

Sunday, December 3, 4:30 -6:00 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.

Restorative Yoga & Foot Reflexology w. Emily Snider & Katrin

Sunday, December 17, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
$ 60

Join Emily & Katrin for this so relaxing Holiday treatment event “Restorative Yoga & Foot Reflexology. What a wonderful event to say “Happy Holidays” to yourself at the end of this year!

During this 90 minutes session, you will be resting on your yoga mat in selected restorative Yoga poses (Judith Lasater method), using props (blocks, blanket, yoga eggs, bolsters, etc) to find the deepest relaxation in your body and mind. This practice is recommended for all ages and levels in yoga. It is the perfect addition to a more active life style.

In these poses, Emily will come around and will work on each students feet. Foot reflexology is a method of supporting and improving health and vitality by working pressure points (‘reflexes’) on the feet that correspond to all the organs, glands and musculoskeletal structures of the body. This deeply relaxing modality supports the body’s natural tendency to heal itself by releasing accumulated stress and improving the flow of blood, lymph and nerve impulses throughout the entire system. With several thousand nerve endings in each foot, many people feel more centered, spacious and at home in their bodies after a session–as if they’ve received a deeply relaxing and restorative nervous system tune up.

Come, enjoy & treat yourself – you are worth it! Pre-registration required:

About Emily Snider

Emily has studied and practiced the creative arts and healing arts over the past fifteen years and runs her reflexology and wellness studio right in the heart of Narberth. In addition to helping people unwind stress patterns and pain in her one-on-one sessions, she loves educating others about easy self-healing practices that can be done at home to support resilience, vibrancy, peace, joy and generosity.  

Katrin Elia, owner of Katrin Elia Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, will teach the restorative yoga session that evening. 

Health Conference

Health & Healing Conference

Sunday, March 18, 10:30 am - 6 pm
$ 160 (full day conference)
$ 185 (full day conference plus healing yoga session)

WE ARE ALL HEALERS! We just have to learn HOW and WHAT KIND OF TOOLS are out there!
Health & Healing Conference
$ 160 (full day conference)
$ 185 (full day conference plus healing yoga session)
Visit: to purchase your ticket.

A complete understanding of how the Healing Arts & Modalities can be incoperated into your life will yield many benefical results such as: Pain Management, Range of Motion, Lowering High Blood Pressure, Reduction of Migraines, Weight Loss, Insomnia and so many more conditions that we can control.

The first part of this series will address and shed light on subjects such as meditation, the Healing Powers of Yoga & Ayurveda (traditional Indian Medicine),  Alexander Technique and MAT (Muscle Activating Technique). Some of the speakers will offer short healing practices during their presentation. A vegetarian luncheon is included in the ticket price as well coffee, tea and water that will be offered during the afternoon break. The conference will conclude with a short meditation practice. 

A Healing Yoga Session (Restorative Yoga & Marma Therapy/Ancient Indian Massage Technique) will be offered from 8:30 – 9:45 am before the main conference. This class will be optional and is not included in the Full Day Conference ticket price. Katrin Elia (owner & senior teacher of Katrin Elia Yoga and organizer of this conference) will teach the morning class. 

The event will take place at Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Please drive down the long driveway to find parking in the parking lot. 


8:30 am – 9:45 am                                                                                               Healing Yoga Session (Restorative Yoga & Marma Therapy/ Ancient Indian Massage Technique, taught by Katrin Elia)                                                                                                      

10:30 am  – 11:30 am                                                                                       Pharma To Dharma: Natural Alternatives to Pharmaceuticals through the Ancient Art of Ayurveda – Dr. Joanna M. Carmichael, RN, BSN, Founder & Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Kalyana Centre, Narberth, PA                                                                                                                                               

11:35 am – 12:35 pm                                                                                              Turn it on! How Activating Muscles will Decrease Pain while Improving Range of Motion – Don Wilson, Owner of Muscle Health Centers – East and West, Bryn Mawr, PA & San Rafael, CA

12:40 pm- 2 pm                                                                                               Vegetarian Luncheon 

2 pm – 3 pm                                                                                                              Live Without Pain – The Alexander Technique – Andrea Bruno, Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Swarthmore, PA

3:05 pm – 4:05 pm                                                                                              YOGA – A Healing Tool not just A Fitness Exercise – Katrin Elia, Owner of Katrin Elia Yoga, Creator of Whole Body Yin & Ayurvedic Life-Style Consultant, Bala Cynwyd, PA

4:10 pm – 4:55 pm                                                                                               Coffee & Tea Afternoon Break

5 pm – 6 pm                                                                                               Mindfulness in Everyday Life – How Meditation Awakens Our Natural Sense of Health & Well-Being – Michael Carroll, COO Global Coaching Alliance, Wallingford, PA

Short Meditation to conclude the conference. 

All ticket sales are final and not refundable. The tickets are transferable if you cannot attend. In this case it is important to contact and inform the conference organizer Katrin Elia Yoga.

For further information, please contact the organizer of the event Katrin Elia Yoga. Phone: 610 – 660-6126, email:


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Moving Into Stillness - 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:

Health: Won Dharma Meditation and Retreat 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

12/10 – 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 (


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. If you using PayPal a $ 10 transaction fee has to be added. 

Refund Policy: No refund of registration fee ($200). No refund of the remaining balance after November 17, 2017 . Booking is not transferable. 


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