CALM, SOOTHE & RENEW
A MOTHERS DAY RESTORATIVE YOGA RETREAT
with Tam Terry
SATURDAY, May 9th
2:30pm - 5:00pm
$55 for pre-registration $60 at the door*
Indulge yourself and/or your Mom to a 21/2 hour immersion in the especially nurturing and gentle practice of Restorative Yoga with Tam Terry, ERYT.
Restorative Yoga poses are simple yet profound. Come relax and allow your body to melt open as you lay over props such as bolsters and blankets. With the help of gravity and intention you are able to surrender, layers of deeply held tension. Muscles release, the mind calms, and the heart softens.
Our Mothers Day immersion will include a balance of gentle movement and deep relaxation. You will receive breathing instruction, inspirational readings, application of scented oils and gentle, healing hands on assistance.
Open yourself to a practice of "being" rather than "doing"! No Yoga experience is necessary.
Going Deeper: Understanding the Principles of Practice Through the Teachings of BKS Iyengar
with Michelle LaRue
Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:30pm
5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11
$25 single class
$85 for series
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:
Week One: Foundational Principles: The Standing Postures
Week Two: Turning Inward: Forward Bends and Twists
Week Three: Opening: Backbends
Week Four: Going Deeper: Restorative 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.
Silent Mini-Retreat for Women
with Liza Bertini & Sarah Bond
Saturday, May 30th
2:00 – 7:00pm
$99 per person (includes 45 minute massage) – limited to 8 women
$45 per person (no massage) – limited to 10 women
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.
Our experience will include:
- A 45-minute healing massage (if you chose one)
- A calm space filled with compassion and devotion
- Silence – time to unplug from electronics, phones, etc.
- Inspiring “sacred stations” with readings, activities, and contemplations to help you reconnect to your true self and to discover how the power of silence can help to gain clarity and focus. (All are optional)
- Healthy snacks and refreshments
Yoga for Weight Loss
with Sarah Bond
Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:30pm
3-Week Series: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23
$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.
New Beginner Yoga Series
Our most popular program!
$140 for one 5-week series PLUS One FULL month of unlimited yoga classes!
(The month of yoga starts the day after the series ends so you can keep practicing!)
A great way to start your yoga practice! This 5-week series (1 class a week for 5 weeks) teaches brand new beginners yoga fundamentals and provides students with the guidance they need to develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice. In this series, students will receive individual attention while learning basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, and relaxation techniques. Individuals will also be introduced to yoga philosophy and meditation. Different from other beginner classes, the Beginner Series is taught in a sequential manner which provides an ideal environment for learning. Perfect for people who like to learn sequentially with the same teacher in a small group. Pre-registration is necessary.
Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:15pm
4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1
Sundays, 11:00 - 12:15pm
5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
Sundays, 7:00 - 8:15pm
5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
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.