Monthly Series

Alignment Yoga Series

Thursday, March 29 - Thursday, April 26, 10 - 11 am
$ 18 each session

March 29, 10 – 11 am, April 12, 19 & 26, 10-11 am, no class on April 5

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, April 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: katrin@katrineliayoga.com. Only 10 students max.

Meditative Hatha Yoga with Rena Potok

Friday, May 4 - Friday, May 25, 10:00 - 11:15 am
$72

This 4-week series will provide a healing blend of meditative movement and seated practice. We will enter a series of gentle Hatha yoga postures through meditation, using movement and breath to stretch the body, open the heart, and quiet the mind. Every class will begin and end with a guided meditation. Safe assists and modifications protect shoulder, wrist, and back injuries.  Accessible to people who are new to yoga and meditation, and to more experienced practitioners. Rest your mind and enliven your spirit with meditation in motion.

4-week series: $72

Mother's Day Treat - Live Sitar Music, Restorative Yoga & Marma Point Therapy

Sunday, May 13, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
$ 50 (check special)

Pre-registration required! $ 50 each person. If you come together with your mom you will receive 10% off the full price for two. 

Wouldn’t it be a nice idea to treat your mom with a special treat of relaxation & healing on Mother’s Day?
Here is the perfect gift for you and her…or just for yourself….
Allyn Miner, the Philadelphia sitar player will set the tone with her beautiful play while relaxing & healing in Restorative Yoga poses. Restorative Yoga is a very gentle form of yoga. In this session we will practice the Judith Lasater method. The goal of this particular practice is to bring pure relaxation to our body and mind. The Marma Point Therapist will go from student to student to work on selected marma points. Marma Point Therapy is the Indian version of Acupressure. The practitioner will use fingers and a tuning fork to open marma points. Open marma point prevent sickness and disease. 
No yoga experience needed! Come & enjoy!
 
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. 
 
Katrin Elia, owner of Katrin Elia Yoga and Marma Point Therapist, will teach the restorative yoga sequence and offer the marma point therapy this evening.

Workshops

Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause

Sunday, June 3, 2:30 - 7:00 pm
$195

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 katrin@katrineliayoga.com.

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

Hormone Yoga Therapy - Natural Alternative for Menopause

Sunday, June 3, 2:30 - 6:30 pm
$ 195

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: katrin@katrineliayoga.com

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

Sunday, June 24, 5:00 - 6:45 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!

Happy Shoulders & Neck - Yoga Routine & Neck Massage

Sunday, July 15, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
$ 55

The age of computers, cell phones, laptops, tablets has contributed to habits of poor posture and shoulder and neck pain. A forward head position can cause an imbalance of muscles in the shoulder and neck area, leading to tightness and pain. 

 

This workshop will teach you important alignment cues in standing and sitting and a specific shoulder & neck yoga exercise that can be practiced at home. It is important to do the learned postures on a regular basis to build strength and keep shoulder and neck area open to avoid stiffness and pain. A manual that describes the yoga routine will be given to you at the end of the workshop. 

During the second half of the workshop we will practice selected restorative yoga poses (very gentle yoga poses supported by props that will be done on the floor) while the massage therapist will give each student a neck massage to restore balance in this area by releasing tension in painful knots that have formed in the neck and shoulders and lengthening muscles that have become shortened due to poor posture.

Come, learn & enjoy Jen’s famous neck massage!

To reserve your spot, please send an email to: katrin@katrineliayoga.com. 

Massage Therapist: Jen Andrews is a licensed massage therapist and has been serving the Philadelphia area since 2014. She has worked primarily in a rehab setting, allowing her to focus on the therapeutic aspects of massage therapy. Jen has specific training in deep tissue massage, sports massage, massage cupping, manual lymphatic drainage, and oncology massage. She also has a keen interest in myofascial release and incorporates it into each of her sessions. Jen works with a variety of clients for therapeutic, restorative, and preventative purposes and she customizes sessions to address their needs and goals. Jen also offers regular massages at the studio.

Katrin will teach the yoga shoulder & neck routine & restorative yoga this afternoon. 

 

Retreats

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

Thursday, September 13 - Monday, September 17

Enjoy four luxurious overnights – five days in the beautiful German/Austrian Alps… in a luxury mountain hotel with gourmet breakfasts & dinners, yoga & meditation sessions, Saline Floating Pool, outside swimming with mountain panorama, Sauna experience with salt treatment, visit to the famous lake Koenigsee, explore Mozart’s Salzburg with a private guide (20 minutes from hotel) and tour through the nearby alpine panorama with a visit to the famous Wochenbrunner Alm (mountain top) and so much more…

    

Pricing for Four Overnights – Five Days Thursday 9/13 – Monday 9/17:

Single Room (Category Nature): Gourmet Breakfasts & Dinners, Yoga & Meditation Sessions, Sauna salt treatment, Artemacur Spa Usage/bathrobe with spa bag, Trips – Salzburg, Lake Koenigssee, Tirol (Austrian Alps) with a visit to Wochenbrunner Alm:  $ 2295 (per person)

Double Room (Category Panorama): Gourmet Breakfasts & Dinners, Yoga & Meditation Sessions, Sauna salt treatments, Artemacur Spa Usage/ bathrobe with spa bag, Trips – Salzburg, Lake Koenigssee, Tirol (Austrian Alps) with a visit to Wochenbrunner Alm:: $ 1979 (per person)

Please note: Luncheons, air travel and rides to and from the airport are not included in this price. Massages in Hotel Spa can be separately booked for an extra price. Salzburg, Austria is the closest airport (about 15 minute taxi ride). Munich Airport is about 2 hours via car. A travel insurance for the flights is recommended. 

Arrival: 9/13,  Departure: 9/17 

Extra day/s can be added for an extra charge. Please contact the event organizer. 

Program (as of now, slight changes are possible):

9/13 – Gentle Yoga (Hotel Yoga Room): 4:30pm (45 minutes), Meet & Greet: 6:45pm (Hotel Bar), 7:30pm Dinner (Hotel Restaurant)

9/14 – Good Morning Yoga & Meditation : 7:15 am (45 mins.), Breakfast, Exploring Mozart’s Salzburg – Walking City Tour (leaving the hotel at 1:30 pm), 6:30 pm Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra (45 mins.), Dinner

9/15 – Good morning Yoga & Meditation: 7am (45 mins.), Breakfast, Visit of Lake Koenigssee (leaving the hotel 9:30 am) – 5:45 pm Yin Yoga (45 mins.), Dinner

9/16 – Breakfast, Bus Tour to Tirol/Austrian Alps with Alm Visit (leaving at 9am – return at 4:30 pm), 6 pm Relaxing Evening Yoga (45 mins.), Dinner

9/17 – Good morning Yoga & Meditation: 7:15 am (45 minutes), Breakfast, departure

Sauna salt treatments can be scheduled at hotel. 

About the Klosterhof – Premium Hotel & Health Resort, Bayerisch Gmain, Germany (Alps):

This very unique place was founded circa 1500 as a part of the St. Zeno Augustiner Cloister close to Bad Reichenhall (district of upper Bavaria, Germany), the famous spa town with its traditional salt production and Salzburg (Austria) in a basin encircled by the Chiemgau Alps (including Mount Staufen (1,771 m) and Mount Zwiesel (1,781 m). Tirol (Austrian alpine area) is about 90 minutes away. 

TO HOLD YOUR SPOT: Please register with the full payment. Note that the full payment includes a $ 200 registration fee that is not refundable. Please read refund/cancellation policy below. Please check send a check to: Katrin Elia Yoga, 158 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or pay in the office.  

Refund & Cancellation Policy:

No refunds are allowed for the registration fee ($200).

The remaining balance of the order will be refunded (less the registration fee) up to the close of business, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, July 13, 2018.

A 25% cancellation fee (in addition to the non-refundable registration fee)  will be applied to the remaining balance after July 13 through August 13, 2018.

After the close of business, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, August 13, 2018, there will be NO REFUND of the remaining balance.

Bookings are not transferable. 

A travel insurance for your flight is highly recommended.