Monthly Series

Alignment Yoga Series

Thursday, November 30 - Thursday, December 21, 10 - 11 am
$ 18 each session

November 30 & December 14 & 21, 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, December 21, 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

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.

Attendees should wear lightweight socks for the event.

While reflexology is an extremely safe modality for most, it is important to be aware of a few contraindications or times when reflexology is not recommended:

  • People with foot fractures, unhealed wounds, or active gout in the foot should avoid reflexology. 

  • People who report current thrombosis or embolism (which is an obstruction of the pulmonary artery or a branch of it by a free-floating blood clot or embolus) should not receive reflexology.

  • People with vascular disease of the legs or feet, should consult with their primary provider prior to beginning reflexology on the feet. 

  • Women should wait until after the first trimester of pregnancy to receive foot reflexology.

Come, enjoy & treat yourself – you are worth it! Pre-registration required: katrin@katrineliayoga.com

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. 

Whole Body Yin & Pranayama On X-mas Day

Monday, December 25, 11:00 - 12:15 pm
$ 25

This class on Xmas day is the perfect holiday treat for students who observe xmas and the ones that don’t. Throughout a deep Whole Body Yin practice selected pranayama (breathing exercises) will be introduced and practiced together. “Prana” is breath and “ayam”means “to control”. Through pranayama we are able to control our breath and therefore our mental activity. Prana is the bridge between body, mind and consciousness. (Dr. Lad) 

Come, explore and enjoy this deep healing practice! Pre-registration required (contact: katrin@katrineliayoga.com)

There will be no 7:15 pm class that day.

Meditation - Learn the Basics

Sunday, January 7, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
$ 45

 
This session was designed for students who are interested in learning the basics of meditation. Besides learning about the proper seat 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. Also, we will practice together several different meditation techniques to see which one works best for you. No meditation background needed.
Pre-registration required!

Restorative Yoga & Live Sitar Music w. Allyn Miner

Sunday, January 14, 5 -6:30 pm
$45

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, 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 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. 

PROGRAM

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                                                                                                                     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

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

Wednesday, June 6 - Sunday, June 10

More information coming soon.