Yoga Wall - Asana Lab (semi-private)
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
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 like add this…this practice can be seen as well as the fine-tuning of yoga poses. All levels class!
Only 3 spots available. Pre-Registration required.
Alignment on a Chair
Thursday, February 27, 6:30 - 7:30pm
This class is all about exploring the proper alignment in selected yoga poses (standing & seated) with the usage of a yoga chair (a folding chair that has certain requirements for the practice that we will explain). This session is inspired by B.K.S. Iyengar alignment method. A two year yoga practice is required to sign up for this class. Pre-Registration is required. $30
Restore Yourself with Restorative Yoga & Pranayama
Thursday, February 20, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
This session will start and end with a Pranayama (breathing exercise) at set and end this deep healing session. Restorative Yoga poses (a la Judith Lasater method) 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. In this session we will practice the Judith Hanson Lasater method of restorative yoga. This method is all about learning to relax and relaxing itself in the practiced pose. Relaxing brings healing.
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: email@example.com. Only 10 students max.
Yin Yoga, Pranayama & Yoga Nidra (Relaxation Technique) to Beat the Winter Blues
Sunday, January 26, 5 - 6:30 pm
This self-care workshop is perfect to start out the New Year!!! The session begins with a 45 minute WholeBody Yin sequence to stretch and stress certain connective tissue to work on the flexibility of your body. A pranayama (breathing exercise) will be offered to keep the restless mind focused. During the second half of the session, we will practice Yoga Nidra, an ancient Indian relaxation technique. This practice will be in Shavasana (resting pose on your back). You will leave restored and stretched out to the same time. Pre-registration required.
Winter Landscapes, Yin Yoga & Poetry with Katrin Elia and Alison Hicks
Sunday, February 9, 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Winter offers us the opportunity to turn inward. In addition, winter landscapes often reveal underlying structures and features once summer’s abundant foliage falls away. Join us for this luxurious 75-minute Whole Body Yin practice and poetry. The journey inside will be facilitated by a series of seated and supine poses, accompanied by local poet Alison Hicks reading poems of meditation befitting the season. The practice of Whole Body Yin, which opens connective tissue and assists in the release of emotional energy held in the body through physical passive asana, will be enhanced by the vibrations of live poetry.
Yin 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 Whole Body Yin Yoga since she started teaching.
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 the Cortland Review, Eclipse, Fifth Wednesday, Gargoyle, Passager, Permafrost, Poet Lore, and Vow Poetica, 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 (Bala Cynwyd, PA) will lead the yin yoga session accompanied by Alison’s reading.
One-Day-Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Balance the Earth Element (Kapha), Part III
Saturday, February 29, 10am - 5pm
$125 (Indian buffet included)
One-Day-Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Balance the Earth (Kapha) Element
Saturday, February 29, 2020, $125 (Indian Buffet & tip Included)
This one-day-retreat that will take place in the late winter and early spring time or what we call in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) during the “kapha” season. The main focus of the one-day retreat will be on the element of EARTH & WATER that is represented during the winter – spring (December – May) time of the year where everything is more cool and wet. During this time we often explore ailment such as sinusitis, lung congestion, a sluggish digestion, fatigue, mucus problems, high cholesterol, water retention, and cellulite. This retreat will teach you how to take care of yourself or a loved ones with this constitution. Ayurveda believes that even if your constitution is not mainly Kapha it is important to learn how to treat yourself during the winter – spring time using nature as a guide. You will learn many self-care tips and practices.
The day will start with a meditation practice and Breathing Exercises (Pranayama) to balance the earth /water element. An asana (yoga) practice will focus on more active poses/yoga styles. After a delicious lunch at the India restaurant Saffron in Bala Cynwyd (Indian buffet) you will get a chance (in a workshop) to find out about your own constitution (dosha) before we learn about ancient Indian practices, treatments and tools such as oils for cooking and bodywork, food groups & beverages, asana (yoga poses), color therapy, aroma therapy, healing sounds and much more that help us to get through the winter and spring time. If your constitution happens to be more on the kapha side you will receive basic tips to treat yourself in general. The day will end with a yin restorative yoga session with a Marma Point Therapy Head Treatment.
Come, learn & enjoy!
One-Day Retreat Program at a glance:
10:00 – 10:45am Morning Meditation & Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) for Kapha Balance
11 – 12:15pm Yoga to Activate the System
12:30 – 1:45pm Indian Buffet at Saffron Restaurant (Montgomery Ave., across the studio)
2 – 3:30pm Workshop: Ayurveda – Practices/Tips/Treatments to Balance the Kapha
Break of 15 minutes
3:45 – 5pm Yin Restorative Yoga & Marma Point Therapy Head Treatment
The day-retreat will end at around 5 pm.
The next one-day retreat on “Ayurveda – Daily and Seasonal Routines” will take place on April 25 from 10 – 5pm. Hold your spots soon!
Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause
Saturday, March 14, 2:30 - 6:30 pm
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 hour practice.
For more information or for sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price for group session: $ 195 (material included)
4 hour HYT Private: $ 315
Ballwork for Relaxation & Pain Release with Adina Ghen
Sunday, April 19, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Join Adina Ghen for this unique workshop in which she teaches the “Ball Work Method”. This body mind ball work method with its very special isolated movements of body parts encourages breathing, focus, and body awareness. The gravity of your own body weight on a ball or two combined with the focus on a certain location in your body relieves stress, muscle aches and pain. It also brings deep relaxation to body and mind. This technique is a self-healing practice, a self-help aide that releases the fascia that is wrap tightly around our muscles. During this workshop we will use different sizes of balls.
Adina is a certified yoga teacher for over 20 years. She is also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher for 15 years. She studied as well with Ellen Saltonstall in New York City who is the author of “The Body Mind Ball Work Method.” Adina was introduced into ball work in 2015, and presently studies with Ellen through her intense workshops/classes on a regular basis.