Monthly Series

Alignment Yoga Series

Thursday, January 11 - Thursday, January 25, 10 - 11 am
$ 18 each session

January 11, 18, 25, 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, January 18, 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: katrin@katrineliayoga.com. Only 10 students max.

Workshops

Meditation - Learn the Basics

Sunday, January 21, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
$ 40

 
This session was designed for students who are interested in learning the basics of meditation. 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), we will talk about physical and mental benefits of this practice. Together, we will practice several different meditation techniques to see which one works best for you. No meditation background needed.
Pre-registration required!

Yoga Wall - Asana Lab (semi-private)

Sunday, January 28, 5 - 6 pm
$ 30

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 add that this practice can be seen as fine-tuning of yoga poses. All levels class! 

Only 3 spots available. Pre-Registration required. 

Restorative Yoga, Shiatsu Stretching & Trigger Point Release w. Tess Sorensen & Katrin

Sunday, February 11, 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!

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: www.katrineliayoga.com to purchase your ticket.

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

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

A Healing Yoga Session (Restorative Yoga & Marma Therapy/Ancient Indian BodyworkTechnique) 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. 

PROGRAM

8:30 am – 9:45 am   Healing Yoga Session (Restorative Yoga & Marma Therapy/ Ancient Indian Bodywork 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   

Pharmaceutical side effects are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States. In “treating the symptom, not the cause”, more problems are created rather than corrected.  Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, is the ancient healing system of India. It means the wisdom of life; Ayus, meaning life and Veda, meaning wisdom. Learn how living in harmony with your unique constitutional mind-body type and with the rhythms of nature, can decrease or eliminate the need for dangerous pharmaceuticals. Side effects of medications cause a rippling effect that creates the need for more medications thus feeding into the marketing tactics of big pharma to create a customer for life. In Ayurveda, whatever you put in your body, on your body, do to and with your body, also has a rippling effect that either harms or heals. You will learn your own unique mind-body type and the practices that cultivate a multi-dimensional feeling of harmony and balance throughout the lifespan.                                                                                                                                               

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

In his presentation, Don will address the two main questions of this fascinating healing technique below.
WHAT IS MAT? A powerful muscular assessment tool that analyses and corrects muscular imbalances. MAT focuses on the cause of the pain by testing, correcting and maintaining muscle contractile capability.
 
BENEFITS OF MAT: MAT addresses the muscular systems role in chronic pain and injury. It treats the cause of the symptoms and challenges and progresses an individual’s muscular system for improved function.

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

Live without pain is an introduction to the teachings of The Alexander Technique.  The technique is renown for helping you self discover movement habits that are contributing to your discomfort. Learn how Alexander lessons teaches you to move without pain and allows you to re-experience your childhood ease.

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

This presentation will start with a short overview of the history of yoga, its original meaning and the development of this healing tool that is able to bring the body & mind together in the Western world. Is yoga just a workout that stretches you, make you sweat and eventually helps you to loose weight? What are the benefits of all these yoga styles that are out there? What style is right for me? You will discover answers to these and many other questions. 

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

5 pm – 6 pm   The Impact of Nutrition & Gut Health on Your Spinal & Total Well Being – Dr. Martin Orimenko, Naturopath and Holistic Chiropractor, Founder of Live Well Holistic Health Center, Ardmore, PA

After your heart, the digestive tract is the most important organ for your health.  It can make or break your moods, your energy, your mental clarity, your immune response, your inflammatory response, your skin, your sinuses, and so much more.  The gut can even contribute to low back pain and neck pain.  In my chiropractic work, I always check the digestive tract for this reason.  Learn how proper nutrition and gut health can change your life, solving many health conditions you may have looked elsewhere to solve.  Learn about simple dietary experiments that may reveal underlying conditions that could be the answer to your health issues.

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: katrin@katrineliayoga.com

 

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Retreats

Retreat in the Alps: Yoga, Healing with Salt & Mozart's Salzburg

Thursday, September 13 - Monday, September 17

More information coming soon.