Monthly Series

Alignment on a Chair (online)

Thursday, July 16, 6:30 - 7:45pm

This class is all about exploring the proper alignment in selected yoga poses (standing & seated) with the usage of a chair. Since this is an online class and you might not have a yoga chair (certain chair requirements) at home, please use a folding chair for this class (or contact me if you are not sure). Also, please have two blankets available and two same size blocks. This session is inspired by the B.K.S. Iyengar alignment method.  A one year yoga practice is required to sign up for this class. Please register and send an email to: The payment of $25 should be done via Venmo before the session starts. You will receive the dial-in information/Zoom when payment is received. 

Yoga Wall - Asana Lab (semi-private)

Thursday, July 30, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
$ 35

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. 


Group Online Classes (read more)

Tuesday, March 17 - Thursday, December 31, check schedule
$15 (send email to Katrin for dial in info)

Hi everyone, In this unsafe times, I decided to offer my group classes and Privates online until this nightmare is over and we are safe again. If you want to join a class, please send an email to ahead of time so that the dial-in information can be send to you.


Before joining the class YOU need to download the Zoom Meeting App. on your device. It doesn’t need to be an apple device, however it seems for the yoga online presentation a laptop or computer (bigger screen) is better than a smart phone. If the system ask you for Meeting ID and/or Password, please use the information that was emailed to you.

It would be good if you could join the class 10 minutes before the session starts in case there are questions for set up, sound etc. Also have your practice space set up before the class.  For all my classes it is recommended to have a mat, 2 same size blocks, 1 strap (8 feet length for normal body size, 10 feet for taller students), 2 blankets. If you don’t have yoga props and you would like to purchase some, please contact me via email further information. 

Costs & Payment: All the online group classes are 60min. long (often a bit longer). Each class will cost  $15. If an extra person joins the session, please let me know and I add a charge of $15. For the payment you can send a check to Katrin Elia Yoga, 158 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or use Venmo (using Katrin Elia, my email: or phone number).  If you have a class card, yes, you can use it up. 

So, let’s make this online yoga practice work. It is not forever! Thank you all for your support of the Studio during these times and in general. We will beat this virus and Yoga is a great tool to keep the body & mind balanced and certain poses are even super immune booster in itself.  






Balancing is An Art - Yoga on Independence Day (online)

Saturday, July 4, 11:00 am - 12:15 am
$ 25

As every year, the studio offers a special morning class for this holiday. The subject of this year will be BALANCE. Staying balanced in your body and mind in a time of major changes that effect so many people on different levels seems a very big topic right now. Together we will practice a yoga sequence to learn about balancing cues in standing poses before we dive into seated poses that have a more grounding approach to work on the balance in the mind. The 75 minute class will end with a sitting meditation of a few minutes. 

Come & enjoy this deep centering morning yoga practice to set the tone for your holiday. All levels. Yoga props are recommended for this session: 2 same size blocks, 2 blankets, a strap (alternatives are ok). 

No 10:30 am class that day.  $ 25, pre-registration required. Please send an email:


Rejuvenate with Thai Tok Sen Massage & Restorative Yoga with Katrin & Guillermo Ortega

Sunday, September 20, 6:00 - 7:45 pm

Join Katrin and Guillermo Ortega for a very unique treatment event of Restorative Yoga in combination of Thai Tok Sen Massage. In this session, Guillermo, the Thai Massage therapist will work with a special tool on certain areas of your back and legs to relax and energize from deep within. 

Tok Sen is an ancient Thai healing practice created by Buddhist monks in the north of Thailand. This technique uses a wooden hammer and wedge from tamarind trees to tap along ten energy lines from Thai massage. This tapping produces penetrating vibrations to promote healing, the release of energy blockage on the sen lines, pain relief, block circulation, the release of muscle tightness as well as a sense of healing and relaxation. The constant sound of the tapping as well as the vibrations brings you into a meditative state. Tok Sen is not indicated for clients with osteoporosis or pregnant women.” Pre-registration required. 

Katrin Elia, owner of Katrin Elia Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, PA will teach the restorative yoga sequence that evening. 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.Guillermo Ortega is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Thai Massage practicioner.  He has studied in Thailand every summer for many years with several teachers in Thailand.  He specializes in Thai massage, abdominal massage, and deep tissue massage. Guillermo has recently started teaching Thai massage and has taught dance for many years at Rowan University.  He holds a MFA from Temple University.

No yoga experience needed. Just come, rejuvenate and explore this unique treatment! Pre-registration required!

Learning from the Ancients: Self-care with Shiatsu, Reiki & Reflexology w. Sylvia DeSantis

Sunday, July 19, 5:30 -7:00pm

This 90-minute workshop welcomes individuals of all skill levels, from those interested in taking charge of their own wellness, to any professional who works with clients seeking better health!

Sylvia will guide you in safe and simple techniques for addressing common complaints such as headaches, migraines, insomnia, upset stomachs, and anxiety, sinus issues, by demonstrating reiki self-healing (Japanese energy healing technique), easy-to-do shiatsu holds (ancient Japanese massage technique), and effective reflexology points (on feet, hands and ears). Handouts will be provided. 

No previous experience required. This class provides 1.5 CEs for those seeking continuing education credits. 

Sylvia M. DeSantis, MA, VST, NCTMB is an author, Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master-Teacher, Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner, and owner of Seven Sacred Breaths Integrative Healing ( in Newtown Square, PA where she helps clients of all ages find relief from trauma and stress. Her reiki book, Watercharms: Ocean-Reiki Meditations for Clearing, Clarity, and Healing, is available at your favorite bookseller.



Dinacharya - Ayurvedic Daily Routine To Maintain Good Health

Sunday, August 9, 5:30 - 7pm

Ayurveda (the Traditional Indian Medicine which is 5000 years old) believes that how we live your life is the key factor in determining our health, mentally and physically.  How you live your life is as well in your control. You cannot control your genetic make up or the weather….But YOU can control what you eat, when, how you work with others, when you go to bed and when you wake up, if you keep your body fit or not…all this plays a major role in the mental and physical health. 

Learn to live accordingly to your nature (that means bring ourselves in harmony with nature) by making changing in your life that will lead to a healthier, happier life with longevity. Try to be true to your constitution (the way you are build, mentally and emotionally as well as physically). Living accordingly with nature and its natural laws means constantly balancing our inner ecology by adjusting to our ever-changing environment.


In this online workshop you will learn about different techniques and practices that are a part of Dinacharya, the daily routine, that brings mental balance, a clear mind and is a disease prevention in itself. To learn about this dinacharya is particularly important when the world around you clearly is out of balance. Dinacharya also allows you to look deeper inside yourself to see what your needs are.


The session will end with a short yoga nidra session (deep relaxation practice that is proven to bring balance to the system, to reduce stress, depression, helps with anxiety and tension). Yoga Nidra will be practiced on your back. No yoga experience needed for this  workshop.

Pre-registration required. 



Ballwork for Relaxation & Pain Release with Adina Ghen

Sunday, October 4, 4:30 - 6:30pm

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. 


Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause

Saturday, August 15, 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

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