March 16-18, 2018
We are all made of the five elements:
earth, water, fire, air, and sky.
Masterful living is achieved when these elements are balanced within. When out of balance, you may feel “contracted” (too much earth), “under water” emotionally stressed out (too much water), unmotivated (not enough fire) or over working (too much fire), scattered and fearful (too much air), or spacey and ungrounded (too much sky).
The Ashaya Yoga® practice brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness.
Friday, March 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.: Open Sky: Bask In Your Vastness Enjoy a spacious, heart-opening practice including standing poses, backbends, hip openers, twists, and forward bends. Includes a sky meditation and deep relaxation.
Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Rich Earth: Transform Challenges Into Life-Enhancing Change Challenges never come to put you down. They only come when you are ready to rise up and stand strong in your power. Learn how to engage with life’s challenges with an open heart that transforms obstacles into opportunities. Build core strength, flexibility, and balance with standing poses, hip openers, inversions (with modifications and prep poses), and backbends.
Saturday, March 17, 3:00-5:30 p.m. Delicious Water: Gentle Yoga and Therapeutics For the Lower Back and Hips: Release strain and stress and allow yourself to enjoy a sequence of flowing, soothing, and restorative poses. Gently open the body and practice therapeutic applications to soothe, restore, and strengthen the lower back and hips in order to flow better with the currents of life. Water always finds its way back to the source – the ocean of consciousness.
Sunday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bright Fire and Soothing Wind: Flame Of the Heart Masterful living is about tapping into the infinite light of the universe deep in your heart in order to source your true passion and vision for your life. Practice an inspiring sequence of postures that reconnects you to your heart where you recognize you are already whole and complete. End with a deep relaxation integrating all five elements.
Early bird (by 2/23): $180,
After 2/23: $200.
A la carte: 2.5 hour sessions are $50, 3 hour sessions are $60.
with katharine Petzold/Kat Parsons
Silly and fun, this musical exploration invites you and your little one to sing and move together, while also engaging with others! During the 45 minute class you’ll get to shake your sillies out, grab a tambourine and march to the beat! Taught by Katharine Petzold, who has taught at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music’s “celebrated early childhood music program”, and has brought music to many a “wiggleworm’s” birthday!
Wednesday, 9/6-10/25, 9-9:40 AM
Saturdays, 9/9-10/28, 10-10:40 AM
Ayurveda & Yoga: 4-week Workshop Series for the vata season of fall
Ayurveda, which literally means, “The Science of Life”, has traditionally been taught alongside of yoga to those seeking to understand how to live a healthy and balanced life by seeking daily habits of eating and exercising that benefits each individual lifestyle, to dealing with the obstacles of life such as disease and stress in a way that actually are symptoms of imbalance.
Ayurveda is considered an ancient approach to treating each person on an individual level, understanding each person’s imbalance and unique makeup that was determined by birth as well as our habits that we develop through life.
In this 3-week course, you will learn basics of Ayurveda, and how yoga can you can effectively paired for balancing the mind and body. Each week we will focus on a different Ayurvedic topic for 30 minutes, followed by a yoga practice that will complement what you learn.This is an all levels class for beginners as well as long-time enthusiasts of yoga and healthy living. A two-week restorative yoga course will follow the Ayurvedic course to support you as you transition into the fall season.
Restorative Yoga for the Vata Season of Fall: Grounding the Body and Mind (Oct 10, 5:30-6:30 PM)
Julie Phillips-Turner, RYT, AYS, Y4C
Julie is a long- time student of yoga, with over 500 hours of yoga teacher training in many modalities of yoga. From an early age Julie was drawn to using food, spices and herbs as natural cures for her own illness and pain rather than reaching into the medicine cabinet. When
she discovered the practice of Ayurveda in 2009, while taking her first teacher training, it seemed only natural to study the science of life deeper, and became a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist (AYS) in 2011 through the Himalayan Institute tradition. As a teacher of yoga and Ayurveda, Julie has a deep understanding of individual student’s needs and developing classes and sequences that will help balance, and challenge, the mind and body. Julie’s alignment-based style focuses on developing each student’s mindfulness though body and breath awareness.
Sound Immersion with Patricia Norton
Next dates to be announced soon!
A sonic environment is created using a variety of instruments including quartz crystal and Himalayan bowls, gong and rain stick, along with mantra, vocal toning and chant. Every sound journey is different as it is essentially an intuitive process requiring deep sensitivity as to what is needed and the choice of sounds used. The instruments are played around and over you, and sometimes on you, so you can feel the vibrations of the instruments. Sound with heartfelt intension bypasses the analytical hemisphere of the brain allowing the creative and intuitive hemisphere to have free reign. Harmonic sound incites a deep relaxation and letting go as the tones act as keys to unlock denser energy held within the physical, emotional and etheric bodies and the unconscious mind. Be sure to bring pillows, covers or anything else you may need to ensure utmost comfort.
Relax, enjoy and bathe in a shower of soothing tones.
Yoga-body Yoga-face Yoga-mind w/ Ann Smith
Coming soon, dates to be announced!
Stretch, strengthen, breath, relax in this 2-hour workshop designed to de-stress and deepen meditation. In this workshop, we use yoga to align and strengthen our bodies, and facial exercises and facial self-massage to reduce tension and enhance well-being. The overall effect is a yoga-body, yoga-face, yoga-mind, preparing us for a deeper experience of mindfulness meditation. Welcome!
Ann E. Smith, PhD sits a lot during her work as a clinical psychologist, national trainer and consultant for the treatment of Substance Abuse and PTSD. Prior to that, she moved a lot in her work as a drama therapist, a yoga instructor, and as a general overall New Yorker who walked everywhere rather than sit a lot. These days, instead of walking to work, she does face yoga during her commute, and shares her love of yoga and meditation with her patients. Currently, her husband and daughter keep her moving as they live, love, and play on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.