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Moon Salutations

Moon Salutations with Kendell Romanelli

Moon Salutations are a flowing yoga practice designed to draw the energy of the body, mind and heart, inward to a more reflective nature honoring the energy of the full moon. In this workshop we will combine the Moon Salutation sequence with mantras, meditations and restorative postures. We will use the practice of candle gazing and a guided deep relaxation to clear the mind and calm the soul. It is a time to heal and reflect on all the beauty within us and around us.

+ Add to Cart The Lotus Moon
Compassion Through Wisdom
Friday, June 5 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Blue Moon
Illuminating Intuition
Friday, July 31 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Red Moon
Calm Within Warmth
Friday, August 28 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

Women's Healing Circle

Women's Healing Circle with Kendell Romanelli

This class is designed to use the energy of yoga, mantra and meditation to heal the body mind and soul. It is open to women of all ages and backgrounds. When we come together in a circle, the power of the group helps to support and uplift all the members of the group. We will begin class with some gentle flowing yogic exercises to stretch and open the body. We will then light a candle and speak an intention for healing in five words or less. We will support our intention by chanting a healing mantra and closing with a guided meditation and deep relaxation.

Friday, May 22 | 6:30-8pm | regular class pricing | North Hills

Friday, June 19 | 6:30-8pm | regular class pricing | North Hills

Friday, July 17 | 6:30-8pm | regular class pricing | North Hills

Friday, August 14 | 6:30-8pm | regular class pricing | North Hills

Restorative Yoga

Meditation and Restorative Yoga Workshops with Joni Sturgill

Join Joni in this workshop and learn techniques you can practice regularly to relax and restore your body, mind and soul. You’ll learn meditation and breath techniques to calm and focus the mind, plus how to position the body, using props, to encourage complete relaxation. Class includes gentle movement, periods of stillness, and periods of reclined relaxation. No experience necessary. Open to anyone who needs to relax. Please bring a blanket and your own mat if possible. Limited studio props are available.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, May 3 | 2-4pm | $25 | East Liberty

+ Add to Cart Sunday, August 2 | 2-4pm | $25 | East Liberty

Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

Gentle Yoga with Positive Psychology Teacher Training with Joni Sturgill

Whether you’re interested in teaching seniors, those with injuries or other physical limitations, or just those who want to balance with something softer, Joni will provide a framework and series of movements/poses for teaching gentle yoga. She will provide opportunities for out-of-the box thinking when it comes to preparing classes or working with private students who have gentle needs. Joni will also draw on her Master's level psychology work to add a positive psychology twist, with meditations and concepts for healing through the power of positive thinking. Joni is an experienced 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher; this workshop will count toward continuing education for 200 hour teachers.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, May 31 | 2-5pm | $40 | East Liberty

Kino MacGregor

Ashtanga Yoga with Kino MacGregor

May 15-17, 2015

Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and is now learning the Fourth Series.

After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others. The director and co-owner of Miami Life Center, she has produced four Ashtanga Yoga DVDs. Kino is dedicated to carrying the torch of Ashtanga yoga throughout the world and sharing the amazing tradition of Ashtanga yoga with everyone who is inspired to practice. In her unique, inspirational and playful approach Kino helps all her students expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life. Yoga found its expression through her message of spiritual strength, balanced flexibility and emotional peace.

To learn more about Kino, please visit www.kinoyoga.com.

Solar Fire: The Sun Salutations
Known in Sanskrit as the Surya Namaskara, the Sun Salutations awaken the deep fire of purification that cleanses the body and clears the mind. Delve into a detail oriented breakdown of the Sun Salutations and understand these simple movements as the basis for deep backbends, powerful handstands and easy hip opening. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois always said that the entire yoga practice is contained within the format of the Sun Salutations. Join this workshop and understand how a conscious practice of the Sun Salutations will unlock the keys to a graceful, effortless practice.
Friday, May 15 | 6-8pm | $55 | North Hills SOLD OUT

Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series
Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.
Saturday, May 16 | 10am-noon | $55 | North Hills SOLD OUT

Handstand Lovers
No matter how long you practice handstand is a benchmark of strength and steadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to martial arts to gymnastics a stable handstand is the key test of alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while balancing on your hands. Leave with a strength building program that you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to support your handstanding journey.
Saturday, May 16 | 2-4pm | $55 | North Hills SOLD OUT

Twist into Your Center
Deep twisting increases energy levels, cleanses the body and opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Find the perfect balance between activation and release in this new approach to twisting. Learn healthy technique to increase flexibility in your spine and shoulders while creating solid foundation in your pelvis. Use the core strength of the body to support the twisting and extension. You will have fun with many levels of twists and even use the twisting position to enter some challenging arm balances.
Sunday, May 17 | noon-2pm | $55 | North Hills SOLD OUT

Yoga Nidra Fundraiser

Yoga Nidra Fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal with Kristie Lindblom

Restore your body, mind and spirit to help restore the lives of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. After a gentle yoga practice you will be guided in to a deep relaxation through a yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) exercise. Yoga Nidra is a meditative state practiced in a comfortable resting posture that has been shown to support better sleep, increased focus, decreased tension, decreased heart rate, and an increased sense of well being.
All proceeds will go to Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation, a Buddhist organization in Nepal bringing food, water, and medical supplies to villages that vehicles cannot reach. To find out more about CGLF's relief efforts, please visit Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation

+ Add to Cart Saturday, May 23rd | 1-2:30pm | $20 | East Liberty

Neurogenic Yoga with Jennica Mills

Neurogenic Yoga with Jennica Mills, MSW, E-RYT

Neurogenic Yoga™ is a revolutionary technique in trauma healing and stress reduction. This practice combines yoga asana and pranayama with the body’s natural, therapeutic shaking response. This shaking response in humans, much the same as the instinctual shaking in animals, is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and trauma, or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. Neurogenic Yoga™ reawakens our body’s intrinsic release mechanism for optimal health. Neurogenic Yoga™ is a simple, gentle and profound practice that facilities the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional stress and tension. During a Neurogenic Yoga™ practice, we safely self induce therapeutic vibration using yoga postures and breath. Often vibration begins in the legs and may spread throughout the entire body. This method is based on Dr. David Berceli’s technique of Trauma Releasing Exercises™ (TRE™).

This experiential workshop will include an introduction and deeper understanding of self induced therapeutic tremoring and its history and origin in Dr. David Berceli’s technique of TRETM. Participants will experience two Neurogenic Yoga classes including yoga asana, pranayama and therapeutic tremoring. Most people describe this experience as pleasant and relaxing and report many improvements in their physical and emotional state. This class is appropriate for people of all level of fitness. NOTE: Pregnant women are welcome to attend and perform the Yoga exercises but are generally not advised to perform the tremoring component. Shaking and tremoring, however often occur naturally during or after birth and can assist with the birth process and a more complete bodily recovery.

Jennica's background in the trauma-healing field gives way to a unique approach for rediscovering balance and wellness. Jennica has been teaching weekly yoga classes since 2005 and leads yoga teacher trainings in La Jolla, CA. She is a Level II certified Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Facilitator and is a Lead Trainer of the Neurogenic Yoga Teacher Training.

+ Add to Cart Saturday, May 30 | 11-6:30pm (with an 1.5 hour break) | $150 | East liberty

Meditation Workshop

Meditation for Managing Acute Stress Reactions with Joni Sturgill

Whether you've struggled with test anxiety, speaking in public, dealing with conflict or self-criticism, meditation can help you learn to manage these acute stress reactions and overcome your fears. When you learn to anchor yourself in the present moment and soothe the nervous system, you can open the door to being your best self, regardless of your circumstances. Joni will teach several techniques to practice both in preparation for difficult moments and tools to use in the moment. This workshop will include discussion, practice time and a guided relaxation.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, June 7 | 6-8pm | $25 | Squirrel Hill

Yoga for Kids

Yoga for Kids with Bailey Zembower-Borrow

8 weeks, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26

Bailey Zembower-Borrow began her yoga practice at age 13 and is eager to share with others the balance, peace, and confidence that yoga has provided for her from a young age. Bailey completed the 200 hour teacher training at Schoolhouse Yoga while finishing her Master's in Counseling Psychology. Bailey believes in the power of practicing non-judgment and seeks to share self-acceptance and the joy of yoga with her students. She has completed and presented research related to the effects of yoga and mindfulness meditation on the positive psychological characteristics of college females as well as yoga as a therapeutic intervention for clinicians who work with trauma. As a therapist, Bailey specializes in working with children and adolescents and often uses yoga as a therapeutic tool. From energetic preschoolers to troubled teenagers and everywhere beyond and in between, it is Bailey's mission as a yoga instructor to create playful, upbeat classes with pace and postures accessible for everyone!

+ Add to Cart 4-6 year old class
This class will introduce young yogis to basic asanas and allow children to explore meditative movement in a fun, relatable way. The class will be focused on helping to create calm and focused energy as students laugh and learn in a positive environment.
Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1-1:45pm | $80 | East liberty

+ Add to Cart 7-9 year old class
Students will connect with a creative and playful yoga practice as they are introduced to fundamental asanas and simple vinyasa sequences in this age-appropriate class. The class will be built to create an attention to how our bodies move and learning the art of relaxation.
Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26 | 2-3pm | $80 | East liberty

+ Add to Cart 10-12 year old class
Preteen yogis will learn to build strength, confidence, and self-acceptance in this calming and strengthening class. Students will learn how to check in with their bodies and minds to become familiar and comfortable with powerful postures and meditation. The class will provide a safe environment for empowerment and exploration as they begin or continue their yoga practice.
Sundays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26 | 3:15-4:15pm | $80 | East liberty

Yoga for Fertility

Yoga for Fertility with Joni Sturgill

If you're struggling to conceive, you're not alone. Infertility is on the rise. Although there are many individual factors that can influence fertility, stress is a big one. Add that to conventional infertility treatments, which can cause painful side effects and financial strain...this equals even more emotional stress. Many couples are turning to yoga for a natural approach or as a compliment to traditional treatment. In this workshop, participants will learn how to reduce stress levels through a series of gentle and restorative yoga postures, breathwork and meditation. In addition to reducing stress, our intention will be to help release the blocked energy in the sacral chakra, an energy center in the body which governs the reproductive system. Joni will bring her crystal singing bowl, tuned to balance the sacral chakra, and play it at the end of the class, for final relaxation.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, June 28 | 2-4pm | $25 | North Hills