Monthly Series

Alignment Yoga Series

Thursday, November 2 - Thursday, November 30, 10 - 11 am
$ 18 each session

November 2, 9, 16 & 30, 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, November 30, 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

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
$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 & 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. 

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

Moving Into Stillness - Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Friday, December 8 - Sunday, December 10

The traditonal way to become still and sit (meditate) is doing the practice of Asana (Yoga poses) first. Moving Into Stillness: A Yoga & Meditation retreat is designed to learn and explore this ancient concept.

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 per person

Double Room/Meals/Program: $ 715 per person

Quad/Meals/Program: $ 625 per person

Commuter Rate: Meal/Program: $ 515 per person

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:

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: Learn the Basics – What does meditation 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

For locals it is possible to take each session separately if space is available. Please contact: katrin@katrineliayoga.com and check for pricing.

Acupuncture Sessions are available, please check with Katrin (katrin@katrineliayoga.com)

WON DHARMA CENTER:

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. 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 use PayPal, a $ 20 transaction fee will be added. 

Refund Policy: No refund of registration fee ($200). No refund of the remaining balance after November 8, 2017 . Booking is not transferable. 

 

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