YOGIC TEXTS IN THESE TIMES: A Book Club for Waking Up
w/Rachel – Donation only 🙂
each session is from 7:30-9pm
with consistent online correspondence and guidance as we move through the texts.
The Bhagavad Gita: Our Dharma as Woke Individuals
Next meeting TBA
(Donations from this Text will support SURJ Delaware Valley’s ongoing fundraising efforts to support the legal fees of Bucks County families facing deportation .)
The Gita is a text of discovering one’s dharma; one’s work in this world. Often our perspective on dharma is oriented to the self alone; rather than the higher Self, and on a much more global level, our societal karma. Our dharma is deeply connected to how we can support the evolution of consciousness and the liberation of suffering for the whole. As we read this ancient text, we will discuss how to personally investigate deeper the ways in which we perpetuate oppression and suffering in our society; and how to establish a new relationship to our role in this world in efforts to support the psychological shift needed to liberate the whole.
The Ramayana: Our Commitment to Liberation for All
(Donations from this Text will support Ridge’s Dream, a local foundation that arose after the death of Ridge Oliver. This organization supports rehabilitation for those suffering from addiction.)
The Ramayana is a beautiful text of many, many lessons in the energy we give and receive on this path of enlightenment. We often attach deeply to the dynamics that do not serve us, or that keep us in the trenches of samskara. This is the case for all of us, and is a united struggle of humanity; but often our circumstance of privilege results in our lack of compassion for the way in which this experience presents itself for others. As we cover this beautiful work, we will refine and strengthen our skill of compassion; confronting our own pain, bearing witness to it, and freeing ourselves so that we may finally listen to those suffering in our society.
The Sutras: Shifting Yoga from an Appropriated Practice of Privilege to a Universal Right
(Donations from the Text will support The Peace Center of Langhorne; which works consistently with various school districts to resolve discrimination between students and to teach the next generation the tools of acceptance and inclusivity.)
Patanjali’s Sutras are a manifestation of the journey of the yogi. In our current society, yoga is primarily experienced by those in privileged communities; with it’s inherent roots being continually compromised to support an ever growing appropriation of an ancient culture’s spirit discipline. As we move through Patanjali’s four books, we will discuss how our experience of yoga has moved through this lens; and examine how we can shift this relationship so that the experience of samadhi, sadhana, power and moksha through this practice can be more accessible to all, regardless of privilege.
3 MOON INNER ALCHEMY SADHANA
Cost: $60 (for supplies only)
Connected to the moon? Me too.
During this Sadhana we are going to use the ebb and flow of the Moon cycles to transmute an inner fire to serve our feminine divinity.
10/19 (New moon in Libra) 8:30 @ YL
11/4 (Full Moon in Taurus) 7PM @ YL
11/18 (New Moon in Scorpio) 7PM @ YL
Fall into Stillness: A Restorative Workshop
w/ Rachel May
Saturday, October 14th
Seasonal transitions can be challenging and finding some ground and ease right now is vital. Come cuddle a bolster and practice yoga nidra and breath deep and center.
Introduction to Meditation
w/ Rachel May
Wednesday Nights 8:30-9:30PM
October 11th – November 15th
Interested in learning how to meditate? Wanting to restart a meditation practice? Have tried to meditate–but “it doesn’t work for you”? Rachel is holding a 6-week introduction workshop learning how to slowly incorporate meditation into your day. Each workshop is an hour long—but DON’T WORRY– you will not be meditating for an hour.
Rachel is beginning a meditation class this winter–so this is a perfect time to start slowly and get into the habit (will be the best habit you ever start-promise!!).
Come check all six weeks out for $60, or drop-in to any session for $15.
Moving Toward Ahimsa (Nonviolence)
w/ Judy Greger
Sunday, Oct 22nd
“In the presence of one firmly established in nonviolence, all hostilities cease.” – Patanjali, Yoga Sutra II -35
Ahimsa or nonviolence is the first ethical tenet of the Yamas and Niyamas, ancient principles that offer guidance to navigate your true Self. It is the foundation on which the remaining nine principles sit.
Join Judy Greger, as we explore practicing nonviolence toward all living beings, including one’s self, in this complicated and modern world. We will look at finding balance, developing courage and compassionas a path to bring peace, joy, compassion and love into our heart.
We will be using ‘The Yamas and the Niyamas’ by Deborah Adele. Please bring a copy with you.
Judy is highly-experienced in the principles and practice of meditation, the study of ancient Yogic texts and continues to serve through the daily practice of Bhakti Yoga.
BioMat w/ Reiki Healing Sessions
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!