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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 Frost Moon
The Comfort of Giving Thanks
Friday, November 27 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Quiet Moon
Finding Peace Within
Friday, January 22 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Snow Moon
Reflecting Light on a Blanket of Light
Friday, February 19 | 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.

+ Add to Cart Friday, Nov 13 | 6:30-8pm | $10 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart Friday, Dec 11 | 6:30-8pm | $10 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart Friday, Jan 8 | 6:30-8pm | $10 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart Friday, Feb 5 | 6:30-8pm | $10 | North Hills

Women's Healing Circle

From Movement to Stillness with Monique Richards

In order to sit still and become contemplative, one has to move first to shed the excess energy stored in the body. We will move, we will walk stepping with intent to the pace of our breath, we will stretch, we will sit being guided in a meditation, we will rest. Ultimately culminating in a time of stillness when we can observe our body, mind and breath settle into quietness. A wonderful way to end the work week and start the weekend. No prior experience necessary.

+ Add to Cart Friday, Dec 18 | 6:30-8pm | $20 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart Friday, Jan 29 | 6:30-8pm | $20 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart Friday, Feb 26 | 6:30-8pm | $20 | North Hills

Meditation and Journaling

Meditation and Journaling for Healing your Heart with Joni Sturgill

Major life changes affect us all, whether you are coping with the loss of a loved one, healing from a personal setback, making sense of your career path, or seeking greater balance in your life, this workshop will leave you more energized and optimistic to forge ahead with purpose and a healing heart. Joni will lead you in a few meditation and breathing practices as well as some journaling exercises to cultivate confidence and equanimity in the face of whatever life change you’re experiencing. New and experienced meditators welcome. Please bring your own journal and pen.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, December 6 | 5-7pm | $25 | Squirrel Hill

Qi Gong workshop

Qi Gong Workshop with Edward Dinnen

Qi is translated as breath or the energy of life, Gong translates as work. In this workshop, we will cover Qi Gong theory and practice, the concepts of yin and yang, and the 5 elements. Edward has been studying and practicing yoga and tai chi, among other disciplines, for many years. He has completed a three year Doctor of Medical Qigong program.

+ Add to Cart Saturday, December 12 | 2-4pm | $25 | East Liberty

Ayurveda Workshop

Three-Day Ayurvedic Cleanse with Abby Ritter

The practice of cleansing is considered a vital part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle. It provides an important means of clearing accumulated waste and toxicity from the mind and the tissues, encouraging optimal health. Our bodies are being asked to process a seemingly endless barrage of harmful inputs from environmental toxins, processed foods, unresolved emotions, and psychological stress. This cleanse helps to clear these accumulations from the body. The foods ingested during this cleanse are very easy to digest and therefore help to improve the strength of agni (the metabolic fire) which is essential to optimal health. You will learn why this cleanse is important during this time of year and also get to sample the food before you begin the cleanse.
This Three-Day Cleanse will help to:
-Improve digestion and metabolic function
-Promote regular and balanced elimination
-Nurture an improved sense of energy, vitality and enthusiasm for life
-Foster clarity and grounding in the mental, spiritual and emotional spheres
-Encourage a balanced sleep cycle
-Promote improved overall health
-Support the maintenance of a healthy body weight.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, January 17 | 1-3pm | $25 | Squirrel Hill

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, January 3 | 2-4pm | $25 | North Hills

Drum and Chant with Jim Donovan

World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan

Enjoy a high-energy, joyful evening of drumming with Jim Donovan. This brand new workshop focuses on using the drum to create and play beautiful music with others. Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.

During the World Drumming Workshop you will learn how to:
Play exciting traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world
Express yourself through “in-the-moment” original music creation
Refine your drumming technique
Use rhythm to relax & relieve stress
Create connection through music

The World Drumming Workshop will also help you use drumming to:
Increase focus
Expand creative thinking and awareness
Find and refine your own musical voice
Deepen your listening skills

This event sold out in advance last time. Advance registration recommended. Space is very limited. Drums Provided. Ages 17 and over.

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Faculty member at Saint Francis University, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and world-class musician with over 25 years of leadership, teaching and performance experience. Donovan has presented hundreds of events across the US and Europe where he has helped many thousands of people learn effective ways to consciously lead, connect and live healthier, more productive lives. As a member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

+ Add to Cart Friday, December 4th | 7-9pm | $35 in advance, $45 at the door | North Hills

Post-Holiday Workshops with Richard Gartner

Post-Holiday Workshops with Richard Gartner

The end-of-year holidays are fun, but can take a toll: Schedules are disrupted, everyone has less time, the food is richer, and traveling can upset the body's balance. Richard developed a two-part Post-Holiday workshop to remedy this alasya (lethargy) and styana (fogginess) and replace these with clarity and a calm lightness.

+ Add to Cart Purify through Movement
Sunday, December 27 | 12:30-3pm | $35 | East Liberty
'Purify Through Movement' is 2 1/2 hours of strength building and active poses. This sequence fosters rajas (heat) with standing poses, arm work, and abdominal exercises. Students will discover the rooting action of the legs and how strong support boosts energy through the organic body.

+ Add to Cart Zero in on Stillness
Sunday, December 27 | 4-6pm | $35 | East Liberty
'Zero in on Stillness' is designed to establish a detailed inner awareness of the body and mind. Students will be guided through myofascial release, pranayama (breathwork) and a complete Yin practice. This workshop harnesses the power of rajas and matures it into sattva (lightness).

+ Add to Cart Both sessions, $55

The only prerequisites for the workshops are for students to be free of serious health concerns and to be familiar with yoga.

New Year's Day Workshop with Linda'

New Year's Day Workshop with Linda

Jivan mukti - Be Here Now: There’s no better place than on your yoga mat to invigorate body, mind and spirit and prepare to step into the New Year. This mindful, energetic practice—a blend of asana, contemplation, and revelation—will make for an auspicious start to your New Year. We reflect upon yogic principles as fluid Sun Salutes inspire; Warrior and balance postures stabilize; backbends and playful inversions invigorate; and deep relaxation ties it all together. Come harmonize body, mind, and spirit. Jivanmukti—freedom here and now!
All levels welcome. Modifications will be provided.

+ Add to Cart Friday, January 1 | 10am-12:30pm | $35 in advance/$40 at the door | East Liberty

New Year's Day Workshop with Linda'

New Year's Day Workshop with Kendell and Monique

Yoga & Meditation for a Happy, Healthy New Year with Kendell & Monique! Come celebrate the New Year with a beautiful practice filled with flowing yoga sequences, meditations for peace and prosperity and LIVE MUSIC! You will feel completely rejuvenated and ready to welcome the new year with an open heart.

+ Add to Cart Friday, January 1 | 2-4pm | $25 | North Hills

Beyond Asana

Beyond Asana: Yoga History and Philosophy Immersion with Kristie Lindblom

Yoga may have ancient roots, but have you ever wondered how its history and philosophy apply to life in 2015? Give your personal and teaching practice greater context in this two day immersion weekend. This training will offer both students and teachers a stronger grasp on yoga’s complex and often misunderstood history as well as deepen their understanding of yoga philosophy through inquiry, play, and exploration.

+ Add to Cart History and Goals of Yoga - Samkhya Metaphysics Basics
Saturday, January 9 | 1-4:30pm | $75 | East Liberty

+ Add to Cart Purusha, Prakti, The Gunas, and 8 Limbs
Sunday, January 10 | 1-4:30pm | $75 | East Liberty

Ashtanga Yoga Workshops

Ashtanga Yoga Workshops 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.

Prana & Apana: Ups & Downs in Ashtanga Yoga Practice
This workshop will highlight the use of the bandhas within the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, and beginning of Intermediate Series to enhance the opposite qualities of prana and apana. Prana, upward flowing energy, is also defined as breath and life force. The practice is meant to increase prana as vital life force in the body, and encourage it to move upwards. Apana, downward flowing energy, is also necessary for eliminative functions, and is a powerful force that can be harnessed and reversed as prana.

+ Add to Cart Prana as Breath, Apana as Ground
Friday, January 22 | 6:30-8:30pm | $40 | East liberty

Prana is breath, and breath is the fundamental building block of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. We begin with Suryanmaskar, initiating and linking each posture together with the breath. We then continue the practice with standing poses, apanically rooting our bodies firmly downwards with the earth. A solid connection with the earth, as we work with weight in a positive connection with gravity ultimately leads to a reversal of that powerful downward force, helping the spine to resume its natural curves and upright position.

+ Add to Cart Stimulating Apana for Detoxification
Saturday, January 23 | 10am-noon | $40 | East Liberty

Led Primary seated poses enhance the detoxifiying action of apana through various pressure points and actions like twisting. This performs the important function of cleansing the organs, veins and arteries of body in preparation for Nadi Shodhana, the nerve purification of Intermediate Series. In addition, the strengthening of the bandhas through half vinyasas begins to redirect the apana upward.

+ Add to Cart Inverting Apana into Prana
Saturday, January 23 | 2:30-4:30pm | $40 | East Liberty

In the last workshop session, we will move into the first part of Intermediate Series to explore how the upward movement of prana manifests in backbending, and how the inversions at the end of every practice assist and enhance this effort. Finally, we take care to rest properly, so that the increased prana is distributed well throughout the body.

+ Add to Cart All three sessions, $100

Partner Meditation

Partner Meditation with Joni Sturgill

Sustaining healthy, fulfilling relationships (of any kind) can be challenging, especially during times of stress. Do you need to reconnect with your spouse, partner, or close friend? Or maybe you're just looking for something fun to do together to create a stronger bond? Learn to relax together and experience a deeper connection through breathwork and simple meditation techniques, as well as a few gentle partner yoga postures. This workshop is designed to allow you to quietly experience and appreciate each other's unique presence.

+ Add to Cart Saturday, February 13 | 3-5pm | $40/couple | North Hills

Menopause Workshop

Yoga for Menopause with Brenda Maser

The symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can be challenging physically, mentally and emotionally. Learn how to use yoga, pranayama and meditation to support the body, mind and soul during this natural transition. This workshop is opened to women practitioners of all levels and is designed to help you feel more balanced and radiant during this beautiful journey of womanhood.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, January 31 | 1:30-3pm | $20 | East Liberty

Kino MacGregor

Ashtanga Yoga with Kino MacGregor

will return to SHY in 2016!

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.

Max Strom

Max Strom Workshops

will return to SHY in 2016!
Max Strom teaches his unique 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. He is the author of A Life Worth Breathing, and his new book, There is No APP for Happiness. Max has presented at two TEDx events, and given a keynote on ethics in business at a Fortune 500 management conference. He has been interviewed on NPR and published in the Huffington Post. He is also known for his practice DVDs, Learn to Breathe, to heal yourself and your relationships, and, Max Strom Yoga – Strength, Grace, and Healing.

You should invest in Max Strom's, A Life Worth Breathing. It has been my guide.
- Freida Pinto, actress in Slumdog Millionaire, from the Hindustan Times

More information about Max can be located at www.maxstrom.com.