Workshops

Creating a Home Practice that Feels like YOU.
w/ Amy
Saturday, December 16th
12-1:30PM
Cost: $20

It’s easy as a student to walk into a studio and then hand over control and follow the guidance of a teacher to lead you through your journey. Then class is over and you leave. Now what? Wait for the next class to center yourself and connect into your reverence?? NO. Please don’t. Let Amy help you to cultivate a home practice that has YOUR HEART AND SOUL written all over it. Something that serves YOU in the scarce amount of time you have.

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The Elemental & Emotional Matrix: The Dakini Mandala of Emotions & The Kaula Lineage of Asana Immersion
w/ Rachel May
Saturdays: 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/21, 5/12, 6/9:
all sessions 12-6pm

Yoga is far more than the asana experience. We are layered bodies of being; and all of these layers resonate with the elements. In Sri Vidya and Tantra, the practice of yoga is often oriented to these elements; to not only give a visceral experience, but a rasa, or “taste” to the subtler realms of being.

In this extensive training, we will dive into the Dakini Mandala of Emotions. The Dakini’s are the priestesses of Kali: and they reside in the realm of our emotions, which our own response to space. This meditation practice is versatile and dynamic; much as each of our own matrices of emotion are. We connect with the Dakini and their element, as well as their essence and wisdom: in order to have a resonance with a higher level of consciousness than our obstructed emotional state allows. The practices in the mandala incorporate vows, taken to give a new response to our emotions; as well as pranayama, meditation and energetic transmissions to build a new emotional intelligence. It is a practice of transformation at the highest and yet most approachable level; giving a life long toolkit for liberating our emotions.

Along with this, we will also move into the Kaula lineage of asana; an elementally based sequencing of asana that works to connect us to the element and the organ systems that are in relationship to it. This asana system focuses first on an internal subtle body orientation: which shifts our physical experience to a deeper level, allowing for an inherent wisdom to guide us on our mats. There is also a brilliant system of physical adjustments we can take as teachers: that support this deep ease and release of tension, stress and samskara.

January 13th: Introduction to the Mandala and Sri Vidya
Overview of the Dakinis, Our Relationship to Them, The Elements and The Practices
Partnering Sessions to Develop an Internal Orientation Prior to Teaching/Assisting
A Full Asana Practice Incorporating All Elements

February 10th: The Earth Element Asanas, Ratna Dakini, and The Stomach/Spleen/Pancreas & Large Intestine
Specifics of Ratna Dakini + Practices with Ratna
The Earth Element in Kaula Asana
Connection to the Stomach/Spleen/Pancreas & Large Intestine

March 10th: The Water Element Asanas, Vajra Dakini, and The Lungs & Reproduction System
Specifics of Vajra Dakini + Practices with Vajra
The Water Element in Kaula Asana
Connection to the Lungs and The Reproduction System

April 21st: The Fire Element Asanas, Padma Dakini, and The Heart, The Lymphatic System & Small Intestine
Specifics of Padma Dakini + Practices with Padma
The Fire Element in Kaula Asana
Connection to the Heart, The Lympathic System & Small Intestine

May 12th: The Air Element Asanas, Karma Dakini, and the Liver, The Skin & The Colon
Specifics of Karma Dakini + Practices with Karma
The Air Element in Kaula Asana
Connection to the Liver, The Skin & The Colon

June 9th: Sequencing All Asanas, Buddhi Dakini, and the Kidneys, Brain & Nervous System
Specifics of Buddhi Dakini + Practices with Buddhi
The Space Element in Kaula Asana
Connection to the Kidneys, Brain & Nervous System

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Cost: $500 for the entire immersion
(payment plans are available!!)


Yoga for Busy People
w/ Carrie DeJesus
Sunday, Jan 28
1-4PM
Cost: $35

Life is busy. We all have so many responsibilities. Between work, caretaking responsibilities and overscheduled calendars, it seems we are always racing from one thing to the next. Some days, it feels like we barely have time to breathe, let alone carve out a few minutes for ourselves.

If this sounds all too familiar to you, it may be time to explore how a yoga practice can help create some space in your day-to-day life. Yoga allows us to connect to our bodies and brings awareness to our thoughts. Yoga also helps us slow down, turn inward and connect to the present moment, which can create space throughout your day. All of this helps to decrease stress and stress’s effects on your body and your life.

Join Carrie DeJesus for this workshop designed specifically for busy people and gain a better understanding of how:

**The limbs of yoga can enhance daily life

 **Yoga can help decrease stress & increase positive feelings

 **Practicing yoga can create time in your day

**To create your own yoga practice & integrate it into your schedule

We will be practicing yoga and meditation postures. The workshop will end with a group restorative yoga practice. Please wear comfy clothes.

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Introduction to Meditation for Tweens, Teens and Families
Saturday, January 6
12-1:30pm
Cost: $15
w/ Katie Covello

Learn the simple practice of heart center meditation
for stress relief, relaxation, self-empowerment, and focus-
a life-changing tool even tweens and teens can learn especially together with a supportive family member.
Katie will guide you through the meditations with time for questions and answers.
(All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult family member.)

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About Katie:
Katie is a creative, sensitive girl with a big heart who loves to laugh. She is a life transformation coach and an empathic energy healer certified in the highly prestigious Meridian Energetics® healing modality, one of a select few practitioners around the world. Going through a full spiritual awakening at the age of 31 completely transformed her life and brought her to her true life passion and path- which is to help others break free from the thought patterns, belief systems, and internalized programming that holds people back in life. Her goal is to empower others to live a happy, healthy life and reach their full potential. Going through the intense training to become certified as a Meridian Energetics® practitioner gave her the opportunity and skills to effectively use her innate intuitive and empathic abilities in a gentle, holistic way that helps others through personal growth, healing, and spiritual evolution. Katie is also a meditation teacher. Having recovered her own life from depression, anxiety, and chronic fatigue, she is passionate about helping others find their joy in life no matter how hard the road is or has been. Katie is also a busy, happy mom of 3 children, and in her free time enjoys being an aerialist.

Heart Healing for Anxiety and Depression
Saturday, Jan 27th
12-1:30 PM
w/ Katie Covello
Cost: $20
Learn the simple practice of heart center meditation
to help you relieve, heal, and balance any anxiety and depression you may be feeling.
Katie will guide you through the meditations with time for questions and answers.
A group coaching session will also be given for spiritual guidance and perspective on your heart healing journey.

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BioMat w/ Reiki Healing Sessions
with Amy

30 Minute Private $40
60 Minute Private $75

The BioMat is an FDA approved Medical Device that is used to treat a wide range of aliments from anxiety to arthritis. The BioMat is a specialized mat which consists of Amethyst crystals and uses far infrared rays and negative ion energy to increase circulation throughout the body. The BioMat also has therapeutic value as an aid to deep, delta-state relaxation, meditation and improved mental serenity. Enjoy a completely relaxing savasana while receiving reiki for a peaceful healing session. For more information on the biomat please visit http://www.biomat.com

Call Amy directly to schedule a private session around your schedule – 215.493.4446.

 


Thai Yoga Massage w/ Amanda Kramny
Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is a healing art developed in Thailand that focuses mainly on stimulating and balancing our Sen Lines, pathways of flowing energy throughout the body. Imbalances in the Sen Lines are excessive amounts or depletion of energy that can be affected by lifestyle, age, or physical condition. The Therapist utilizes her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches while also applying muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure during treatment. Many people say Thai Yoga Massage is like doing yoga without any work and describe the session as both relaxing and energizing.

Thai Yoga Massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor with the receiver fully and comfortably dressed. A typical session is 60 minutes to two hours long. It is recommend that you do not eat a heavy meal before the massage to avoid any digestive discomfort. Please arrive on time and plan a few moments before the session for a consultation to review your health history with the therapist. If you feel discomfort at any time, communicate with your therapist!

Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage include relief from asthma, migraines, anxiety, relief of emotional tension, improved sleep, improved flexibility, greater awareness of body and mind, a release of blocked energy and is also effective for treating specific neruo-muscular injuries, including muscle pain, spasm, dysfunction and chronic tightness.

However, Thai Yoga Massage is not recommend for the people under following conditions:
An infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
-Immediately after surgery
-Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
-Are prone to blood clots since massage may dislodge a clot, check with your doctor before having a massage if you have heart disease
-Pregnant women should check with their doctor before getting Thai Yoga Massage
-Areas that are bruised, inflamed, unhealed, have tumors, abdominal hernias, and recent fractures cannot be massaged

Thai Yoga Massage $95 / 60 minutes
Thai Yoga Massage $120 / 90 minutes
Amanda also offers Massage Therapy Packages:
60min sessions 4 for $340, 6 for $450, 10 for $650

Please text, call or email for an appointment!