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, March 29, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only 10 students max.
Muscle Rolling - The Therapeutic Pain Reliever
Tuesday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Four-week series on Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, all four sessions: $ 100
Muscle rolling is a restorative and therapeutic exercise know to improve posture and increase muscle stability, all while relaxing the body and mind. Muscle rolling is used therapeutically to aid conditions such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, headaches, and insomnia. It has also been found effective in treating conditions such as sciatica.
During and after this four-week series, instructed by Jared Fenton, you will have learned the basics of muscle rolling, by using specific muscle rolling probs on your body. You will find yourself stronger, standing taller, and feeling more confident. The practiced sequences are suitable for all ages and levels.
Please wear exercise pants and a shirt that can be tucked in. To reserve a spot, please send and an email to: email@example.com. Only 10 students max.
Jared Fenton began teaching group exercise classes in high school and has not stopped since. In addition to being a certified Spinning Instructor, Jared now specializes in muscle rolling, a therapeutic practice known for its effectiveness in improving posture, increasing muscle stability, and easing ailments from back pain to headache. Jared believes that the role of an instructor is not to “fix the client”, but rather to work with clients so they learn to heal themselves.
Meditative Hatha Yoga with Rena Potok
Friday, May 4 - Friday, May 25, 10:00 - 11:15 am
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
Restorative Yoga & Marma Point Therapy (Ancient Indian Bodywork Technique)
Sunday, March 25, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Did you know that by practicing yoga poses you are stimulating and working certain marma points (vital energy points) in your body? Maybe this is the reason why we feel so different when we leave a good yoga class!?
In this unique evening treatment 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. Please bring socks and a sweater to the practice. The body temperature might drop during this relaxing practice.
During this relaxing yoga practice the marma point practitioner will come around and will work certain marma points (energy points) on your body, using their fingers and a tuning fork to stimulate these marma points through vibration.
Come and enjoy the power of this ancient Indian bodywork technique!
Please pre-register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Shoulders & Neck - Yoga Routine & Neck Massage
Sunday, April 15, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
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: email@example.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.
MAT & Alexander Technique: Conquer Pain & Misalignment
Sunday, May 6, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Injuries in our everyday lives happen all the time. Often after working with orthopedic surgeons, and having serval MRI’s plus physical therapy for many weeks you were told that everything will be fine…. but it isn’t. You still experience pain and discomfort. Taking a pain killer will not be the answer! But what else is out there that can help?
This panel will introduce two practices/ techniques that are very powerful and supportive for Pain Management. Both techniques even go deeper to discover the cause of the pain or discomfort. Learn what they are and how they work! You are worth it!
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.
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.
Restorative Yoga, Shiatsu Stretching & Trigger Point Release w. Tess Sorensen & Katrin
Sunday, May 20, 5:00 - 6:45 pm
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.
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.