Alignment Yoga Series
Thursday, June 21 - Thursday, July 26, 10 - 11 am (check dates)
$ 18 each session
June 21 & 28, July 5, 12, 26 @ 10 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, June 28, 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.
July Special: Alignment on a Chair
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 - 7:45pm
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.
Restorative Yoga, Shiatsu Stretching & Trigger Point Release w. Tess Sorensen & Katrin
Sunday, June 24, 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.
Hormone Yoga Therapy - A Natural Alternative for Menopause
Saturday, June 30, 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 email@example.com.
Price for group session: $ 195 (material included)
4 hour HYT Private: $ 315
IndeYoga on Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4, 11:00 am - 12:15 am
Happy Shoulders & Neck - Yoga Routine & Shoulder & Neck Massage
Sunday, July 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 shoulder & 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 Tess’ so relaxing shoulder & neck massage at the end of the session!
To reserve your spot, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Massage Therapist: Tess Sorensen is a licensed massage therapist practicing in the Philadelphia area. She graduated from the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia in 2010 where she studied anatomy, physiology, shiatsu, swedish deep tissue, and pre-natal massage therapy modalities. Since graduating, Tessa has worked as a massage therapist managing her own business and working at local chiropractic offices and wellness centers. She sees a wide range of clients for relaxation, wellness, and acute and chronic physical pain.Tess has received specialty training in a variety of areas including perinatal and postpartum massage for expecting and recent mothers and massage for clients with fibromyalgia. She works with all her clients to develop individualized wellness plans to fit their needs.Tess offers regular massage at the studio.
Katrin will teach the yoga shoulder & neck routine & restorative yoga this afternoon.
Restorative Yoga & The Power of Reiki with Tina Simon & Katrin Elia
Sunday, July 29, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Join this unique Sunday afternoon session that combines Restorative Yoga & Reiki (Ancient Japanese Energy Technique). In Restorative Yoga you will practice yoga poses that are on the floor supported by different props to bring deep relaxation and healing to the body & mind. This quiet, meditative practice is the perfect addition to a more active life style. It is suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga. It can be used as well therapeutically to aid conditions such as lower back pain, headaches, insomnia, and sinus congestion. During the practice of restorative yoga, the Reiki practitioner will spend time with each student by laying hands on the body to promote healing, balancing and relaxation and if needed to naturally help alleviate symptoms of menopause. Reiki (ray -key) means universal life force, energy that is all around and within us. It is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique. Energy flows through the arms and hands of the practitioner and into the cells of the person being treated. This technique is based on the idea of “Ki” or “life force energy”. If “Ki” is low, imbalance can occur. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki works on the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.
Reiki Practitioner: Tina Simon’s inner journey of personal growth and outer health challenges since childhood led her to Reiki where she is able to use her gifts of intuition and empathy while pursuing her passion for comforting and helping others. Tina is a Licensed Level III Usui Reiki Practitioner who reaches clients at yoga studios and wellness events and centers throughout the Main Line and Southern New Jersey. She has helped people who suffer from issues of joint and back pain, insomnia, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, menopause and surgery. Her healing arts practice is supported by joyful daily spiritual disciplines including yoga and meditation, as well as her work as a musician and teacher. She will always be grateful to her Reiki Masters Carol Waiters (Devon, Pa) and Annie Klein (Vancouver B.C.) who helped her to realize her path.
Katrin will conduct the restorative yoga session.
Please re-register for this event.
Happy Back, Happy Life - A Therapeutic Upper, Middle & Lower Back Workshop
Thursday, August 16, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Muscle rolling is a restorative and therapeutic exercise known to improve posture and increase muscle stability, helps with pain, all while relaxing the body and mind. In this workshop we will focus mainly on the upper, middle and lower back. Areas many people discover pain and discomfort due to sitting long hours in a bad posture in front of computers or at cell phones. Jared Fenton, the muscle rolling instructor of the workshop, will guide you through methods that have helps individuals relax their upper, middle and lower back, stand taller, and feel more confident. The practiced sequence in this session is suitable for all ages and all levels, and will be fully supported by props.
Muscle rolling is used therapeutically to aid back, neck, and shoulder conditions. Please wear exercise pants and a shirt that can be tucked in. To make a reservation to hold your spot, please send an email to: email@example.com.
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.
Retreat in the German & Austrian Alps: Yoga, Healing with Salt & Mozart's Salzburg, September 2019
Friday, September 13 - Tuesday, 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 Friday, 9/13 – Tuesday, 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: $ 2395 (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:: $ 2079 (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 – 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
9/16 – 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
9/17 – 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, 2019.
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, 2019.
After the close of business, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, August 13, 2019, there will be NO REFUND of the remaining balance.
Bookings are not transferable.
A travel insurance for your flight is highly recommended.