Nurture yourself and learn to relax deeply in this restorative yoga workshop. Restorative yoga uses blankets, bolsters and blocks to support the body in restful postures. This encourages the body to relax, open, renew and heal. As the body releases deeply,
the mind grows quiet and reflective, bringing your whole being into a more balanced state. Joni will assist you in setting up each pose, and will also teach you how to practice on your own, so you can experience this blissful state regularly!
Please bring one or two thin blankets. Studio props are available for use, but are limited depending on the number of attendees. Register early, limit of 15 students.
Meditation for Fear and Releasing Negative Habits with Joni Sturgill
In these workshops, we will discuss how to let go of our tendency to have knee-jerk, fear-based reactions in the face of uncertainty or difficulty. Through specific mindful meditations and breathing patterns, you will learn to conquer your fears and live your life learning from each experience that presents itself, with confidence and an open heart. Class includes discussion, meditation, breathing, and will end with a guided relaxation. Open to beginners or seasoned practitioners.
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.
Kundalini Yoga Workshops with Mary Beth Kelly
Aroma Yoga with Kendell and Melissa
These workshops will combine several elements of yoga: yin yoga, chakra yogic exercises, restorative postures and meditation with the healing aspects of essential oils. Each workshop will be designed to bring harmony and balance to the body, mind and emotions with the seasons. This is an open class suitable for all levels. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essentials oils will be used in various ways (aromatically, topically and internally) to open and balance the chakras, promote healing and cleansing of the internal organs and to bring about an overall sense of mental wellbeing. The workshop will be accompanied by live guitar music and crystal singing bowls.
Meditation for Kids, ages 8-13, with Joni Sturgill
Meditation teaches us to be more focused and calm, more centered and happy. What if we could give this gift to our children at a young age? Teach them to manage their emotions, their highs and lows, and life stress with more ease? In this workshop, Joni will combine periods of movement with periods of stillness. She'll use sound and then allow the children to "hear" the silence. All the kids will learn meditation exercises and "games" to practice at home.
Charge is per child - parent is welcome to either drop their child off or stay and join in.
Chakra Teacher Training with Kendell
These workshops are a series of lectures on how to incorporate chakra energy and knowledge into your yoga class and your daily life to bring healing and balance to the body and mind. We will discuss how to use the chakras in yoga postures and exercises to bring awareness to the energetic body as well as the physical body. There will be some movement in each workshop to bring awareness the the specific chakras we will be working with. This is open to yoga teachers as well as students wishing to deepen their knowledge of the chakra system. Space is limited. Please register in advance.
Yoga for Infertility 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.
Summer Solstice Celebration and Fundraiser
This year the Summer Solstice is the same weekend as June's Full Moon, often referred to as The Lotus Moon. Summer, like winter, is a season of stillness. In this special celebration of the change of season we will practice the beautiful Moon Salutation sequence, Chandra Namaskara. Moon Salutations are a slow flowing practice of standing postures suitable for all levels. We will close our practice with the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum", The Jewel of the Lotus, and a peaceful healing relaxation. All proceeds will benefit The Animal Rescue League.
Please join us on Sunday afternons for our Community Classes. These classes are donation-based and are taught by our
teacher trainees. All are welcome to attend!
Yoga for the Psoas with Sarah Bauer
Have you ever wanted to really understand where your psoas is and what it does? Then this is the workshop for you! The psoas is one of the most important muscles to bring into balance in your yoga practice. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the musculoskeletal anatomy and function of the psoas and surrounding structures. We will take time to explore the motor movements and neuromuscular pain patterns it is related to, as well as learn how to palpate our own psoas. Lastly, students will be guided through a full asana class that concentrates on opening and properly strengthening the Psoas, ending with restorative postures. This workshop may be particularly insightful for runners and cyclists as well as those who sit for a living or suffer from low back or hip pain.
Allow, Acknowledge, Release: explorations in fascia and trauma with Sarah Bauer
This workshop is an introduction to the magically fascinating world of fascia. First, we will investigate the physiology of muscle memory and how our life experiences accumulate in our physical form. We will look specifically at the importance of connective tissue, a properly functioning diaphragm and skeletal alignment. Then we will apply these ideas to our self-awareness and body state through simple asana, pranayama and range of movement exercises which provide ways to release stored trauma. These concepts can also be used during an acute trauma to aid in fully processing the experience to prevent it from taking residence in the body. You will leave with empowering tools for self-healing; and you will never see your body the same! Note: the first part of this class is lecture based; feel free to bring note-taking materials.
Teacher Training and Yoga Intensive with Schoolhouse Yoga Instructors
Schoolhouse Yoga is excited to offer this comprehensive teacher training and yoga intensive led by the top yoga instructors in the city of Pittsburgh.
The program will run March through October, 20 hours per month, two weekends with the following 10 hour schedule: Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 1-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.
The fee for the program is $2500 and will cover content in the following areas: the history of Yoga, Yogic philosophy, Yoga Sutras, anatomy and physiology, adjustments and teaching techniques, meditation,
Ayurveda, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, and much much more! Schoolhouse Yoga's curriculum has been approved and certified by Yoga Alliance.
For additional details, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga for Runners and Cyclists with Richard Gartner
Since 2005, Richard has been helping runners and cyclists strengthen
and stretch every muscle and decompress every joint from the hips
down. Richard also guides students through the anatomy of the breath
and introduces techniques to maximize athletic performance.
Richard addresses common running injuries and how to avoid them or
support a recovery. You'll receive a guide for a five-minute warm-up
and cool-down plus a few simple tools to further your routine. The
workshop is also ideal for cross-trainers and for any active
individual. All levels welcome—no yoga experience required.
Yoga Nidra with Kristie Lindblom
Yoga Nidra is the "sleepless sleep" of the yogis, a meditative form of pratyahara (the withdrawal of the senses). This practice actively works to create and hold a Sankalpa, a commitment or intention to our highest truth. The growth and rebirth of the world around us in summer inspires us to open ourselves to growth in our personal Sankalpa. Following a short session of gentle yoga, participants rest in savasana while they witness profound relaxation. They are guided in to alpha and theta states of the consciousness where healing, intuition, and creativity are accessed. The body, mind, and spirit are replenished and renewed as muscular, emotional, and mental tensions are released. This practices is a perfect way to aid healing, reduce stress, or create balance with an active lifestyle. No prior experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Please not: while the studio does have a limited number of props for use, participants are asked to bring a bolster, blanket, and mat if they are readily available to them.
Max Strom Workshops
Author of A Life Worth Breathing, Max Strom teaches his method of personal transformation worldwide and is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students. His methods address the internal, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our life, as well as physical healing and vitality. He has taught tens of thousands of students, and trained several hundred teachers. Among his 2011 and 2012 speaking appearances were two TEDx events, and a keynote speech on ethics in business at the Lu Lu Lemon's 2011 management conference. You can see more of Max Strom's work on his DVDs, Learn to Breathe, to heal yourself and your relationships, and, Max Strom Yoga – Strength, Grace, and Healing.
More information about Max can be located at www.maxstrom.com.
Ashtanga Yoga with Lori Brungard
Lori Brungard has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Since 1996, she has travelled to India more than ten times, spending over 14 months studying Ashtanga Yoga with her teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is one of only 80 people in the world who have received Level Two Authorization to teach Intermediate Series from the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute.
She also completed a yearlong teacher training under the guidance of Sharon Gannon and David Life at the Jivamukti Yoga School in 1999.
She has taught numerous workshops, including adjustments for the Yoga to the People teacher training program. In addition to teaching daily Mysore Ashtanga classes at Ashtanga Sadhana in the East Village, she is an Adjunct Lecturer in Yoga at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Ashtanga Yoga with Kino MacGregor
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, please visit www.kinoyoga.com