When you have a clear understanding of principles of action, alignment and integration, doors open into a joyful, satisfying experience of Asana practice.
In this four class series, experience how fundamental principles support intelligent, healthy practice of all categories of Asanas. Each class will focus on a particular aspect of practice:
BKS Iyengar (1918- 2014) was a master of Yoga whose teachings have permeated throughout almost all styles practiced today.
Michelle LaRue has studied Iyengar Yoga since 1994, and is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York.
Give yourself the gift of slowing down and rejuvenating in the power of silence. Silence and love are the roots of our true nature but in today’s overwhelming culture filled with stimuli and challenges, we move further and further from being in tune with our true inner knowing. When we embrace silence and rest, our conditioning naturally dissolves and we see that when we rest in silence we can move into challenges of everyday life with a sense of ease and well-being.
Realign with who you are in silent space. Through periods of silence, guided and silent meditations, relaxation, and being in a community of like-minded women, we learn that deep self-discovery arises out of a place of presence and self-love. It is important for our overall well-being to nurture ourselves, without guilt.
Bask in Devotion’s beautiful Urban Sanctuary as we create a space of quietude to explore the mind, body and spirit.
The Yoga of Cooking & Eating
with Pandit Dasa and Julie Pasqual
Sunday, May 31st
2:00 - 4:00pm
$45 per person
The course will include the following....
- Hour Asana Class
- Presentation on Vegetarianism
- Cooking Demonstration
- Discussion & Tasting
This 3 part workshop will include a vegetarian cooking demonstration with a focus on how to cook with the proper consciousness so that one can grow spiritually, simply by cooking and eating. Food absorbs the consciousness of the cook. Our thoughts, speech, mood, and actions are impacted by the food we eat. This workshop includes a presentation on the impact a vegetarian diet has not only on our health and consciousness, but also the environment and our planet.
Pandit is an author, meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, and lecturer at Columbia University. He has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured on PBS, NPR, NY Times, and writes for the Huffington Post.
In his book, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness and the Divine, Pandit writes about how he learned to deal with and overcome the loss of his family’s multi-million dollar fortunes that left him and his family with next to nothing. These life experiences have given Pandit profound insight into the human experience.
Through the application of breathing and focusing meditation practices, the participants learn to calm and nourish the mind. A properly nourished mind becomes our best friend and helps us achieve better physical, emotional, and spiritual health. A healthy mind makes us more productive, allows us to improve our personal and professional relationships, and helps us maintain a positive perspective on difficult situations.
Cosmic Flow with Live Music & Kirtan
with Julie Pasqual
Tuesday, June 2nd
6:30 - 8:30pm
$40 per person
Join Julie & Prema Hara for a COSMIC collaboration!
The evening’s intention is to create an atmosphere that infuses your practice with a dose of ecstatic devotional bliss.
The evening will begin with a sweaty rhythmic vinyasa yoga class accompanied by the Devotional Music of Prema Hara. Immediately following the vinaysa class will be a heartfelt Kirtan of ecstatic call and response chanting, devotional music and sacred song.
Join us for a night of joyous and spiritually uplifting journey into bliss!
The Beauty of Essential Oils
with Ann Gilmartin and Wendy Bright-Fallon
Saturday June 6th
2:00 - 4:00pm
$25 per person
Come and Learn about the Power and Beauty of Essential Oils. This two-hour workshop is desiged to provide insights into the magic of essential oils and how to use them to support your body, mind and spirit every day. You’ll also experience the oils and make some beautiful gifts to take home and enjoy. While learning all about essential oils, you will be making some amazing products for your body to enjoy – an awakening lip balm, a nourishing facial cream, an energizing body wash and an uplifting room spray – perfect timing for Spring and rejuvenation.
Wendy Bright-Fallon and Ann Gilmartin are health and wellness enthusiasts.
Wendy is a health coach and founder of Renew Wellness in Red Bank, New Jersey. She is also the co-founder of NOURISH, LLC and co-author of nourish – a community created cookbook.
Ann Gilmartin is a yoga instructor and Ironman triathlete as well as a promoter of essential oils and reaping their health benefits both physically and spiritually.
Both Wendy and Ann spent more than 15 years in executive careers in corporate America, before leaving to find their passion in the wellness field and promoting the benefits of real whole foods, quality essential oils and a nourishing lifestyle.
Intro to Nia Workshop: Dance - Martial Arts - Healing
with Amy Warshawsky
Saturday, June 6
2:00 - 4:00 pm
$20 pre-registration / $25 day of
Curious about Nia? Want a workout that brings you pleasure and doesn’t wear out your body?
This is the workshop for you!
You”ll dance, move, laugh and enjoy…
Experience Nia in this workshop for beginners and students who want to know a little more.
We’ll introduce the basic concepts and principals of Nia and then get moving in a Nia class experience for everyBODY.
All levels of fitness are welcome and no experience is required.
Bring a water bottle and wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. No shoes required ;)
Amy Warshawsky is a Black Belt Nia teacher with more than 7 years of experience as a Nia practitioner and instructor. During her 20s, she earned the title of intermediate, women's AAA Martial Arts Champion. Years later, she became hooked on Nia when she realized that Nia combines music, dance and martial arts. For her, Nia is pure magic. For her students, Nia is access to a world of wellness and healing — body, mind, emotion & spirit. Amy is also a Co-Active Professional Coach, a certified Health Coach and mom of 3 girls.
Yoga for Weight Loss
with Sarah Bond
Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:30pm
3-Week Series: 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
$75 for the series, $30 single session
This three-week program utilizes yoga, nutrition, breath work, and relaxation to guide you on your path to weight loss.
In this series you will:
· Learn how yoga can be instrumental in helping with weight loss
· Focus on gentle and restorative yoga to find balance and vitality
· Be provided with multiple tools to incorporate into your daily life
· Gain more self-compassion and time for self-inquiry
· Change your relationship with and thought patterns about food
· Learn to eat for nourishment and break emotional eating patterns
· Add things to your life rather than deprive yourself - this is not a diet!!
· Set optimal goals for your own body
· Participate in a cooking demonstration
Sarah C. Bond is a Nutrition and Health Counselor with a private practice. As a yoga instructor she is able to complete the mind, body, spirit connection necessary in keeping balance and harmony in life.
Beyond Messages: A Transformative Experience of Meditation and Mediumship
with Alaine Portner
Thursday, July 9th
6:00 - 7:30pm
$65 per person
Find the closure and wholeness you seek with Aliane Portner, a gifted medium, yogi and owner and founder of the Yoga Center of Medford, who will connect you with guides and loved ones who crossed over.
Through a warm and welcoming group session of meditation, supported with crystal bowl sound healing, Alaine will connect with the spiritual world to deliver messages, insights and teachings from those who have departed.
In a caring, supportive setting you will explore other spiritual realms and be reawakened and encouraged toward achieving a greater spiritual life. This two hour meditation workshop will be sure to leave you balanced and at peace.
Yogography: An Outdoor Yoga Photo Shoot
with Lauren Penza
Saturday July 18th
4:00pm - 7:00pm
$50 per person
This workshop will include...
*Mini Photo Shoot on Pier A
*Hands on alignment and positioning assistance
*3 professional images of you in your favorite poses
(In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be moved into the Devotion Studio or a new date will be selected)
Lauren is a professional photographer and yogi who enjoys capturing the beauty of life in all forms. Whether photographing children at play or chasing light through a field of flowers, she finds harmony through the lens and expresses the delicate beauty that exists in these moments.
This workshop will allow students and teachers to express their love of yoga by choosing their most loved yoga poses and being photographed as they find stillness and balance in the postures.
Teachers will be available during each mini photo shoot for hands on assistance with alignment. Edited images will be sent via email. Professional quality prints can be ordered for an additional cost.
Perfect For Anyone who would love to have an outward expression of the inner peace and meditative calm that yoga brings to life.
Yoga Ninja Flow: Exploring the Art of Buoyancy, Poise, and Grace
with Erica Arce
Saturday, July 25th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
$40 per person
Learn how to float thru space as stealthily as a ninja and land as gracefully as a cat. Be invited to explore new ways to fly into your arm balance practice as Erica guides key core techniques that build towards cat-like prowess poise and grace. Erica brings a kind, compassionate, professional yet playful attitude to the table, and encourages you to do the same. She emphasizes key alignment principles, non judgment of self and others. In this workshop, you’ll challenge your limits of strength, balance and flexibility, all while building community. Learn new ways to explore postures you already know and deepen your practice by learning to approach the ones you dont. Definitely ask questions and get personal tips and assists. This yoga workshop is designed for all levels. Yoga experience is encouraged. In this workshop youll: •definitely laugh at least once, and hopefully more •explore ways to mindfully create and co-create •tap into and unlock your potential for personal growth through partner poses and arm balancing asanas •stretch, strengthen and soar •explore postures like crow, side crow, forearm stand, headstand, handstand and more... •Enjoy a deep guided relaxation
Summer Morning Immersion
with Kim Larkin
Monday - Friday, August 17 - 21st
6:30am - 8:00am
$100 for the series
Spend a week as a morning person and start your day with a juicy yoga and pranayama practice. The asana portion of the class will get you ready to face your day with vitality and strength. The pranayama (breath work) portion of the class will provide you with some tools to help you stay grounded through whatever challenges your day brings. We’ll also explore the Yamas and the Niyamas, the first two limbs of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with special emphasis on how to put them into practice in your everyday life.