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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 Windy Moon
Transitioning into Light
Friday, March 6 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Spring Moon
Welcoming Rebirth
Friday, April 3 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Flower Moon
Blooming with Light
Friday, May 1 | 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, February 20 | 6:30-8pm | regular class pricing | Strip District

Friday, March 20 | 6:30-8pm | regular class pricing | North Hills

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

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

Mediation Workshop

Getting Unstuck with Yoga and Positive Psychology with Joni Sturgill

+ Add to Cart Getting Unstuck with Yoga and Positive Psychology
Sunday, March 29 | 2-4pm | $25 | East Liberty
Feel like you’re getting overwhelmed by stress? Not living the life you wanted? Learn compassion for yourself so you can move beyond your emotional pain, to live a purposeful, joyful, happy life! This class includes yoga, positive psychology exercises, journaling, laughter, and conscious breathing.

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, March 1 | 2-4pm | $25 | East Liberty

+ Add to Cart Sunday, April 12 | 2-4pm | $25 | North Hills

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

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 re-connect with your spouse, partner, friend, mother, father or other family member? This workshop is designed to allow you to quietly experience and appreciate each other's unique presence, without words getting in the way of your connection.

+ Add to Cart Saturday, February 28 | 3-4:30pm | $35/couple | Squirrel Hill

Teaching Private Lessons

One-to-One: Establishing a Private Client Practice with Richard Gartner

This lecture and Q&A workshop is a how-to for teachers looking to build a healthy client roster. The workshop is filled with tips, techniques and insights on instructing individuals. Richard details everything from the initial interview: establishing expectations, cultivating a beneficial client relationship and organizing your schedule. He also explains how cues, prop usage and adjustments can change in the private client setting.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, February 15 | 1:30-3:30pm | $35 | Strip District

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 Saturday, February 21 | 2-5pm | $40 | (cancelled due to weather) Strip District

Total Therapy: Back

Total Yoga Therapy: Healthy Back with Linda Meacci

Most back pain is a symptom of conditions developed over time. It can be caused by overuse injuries, lack of movement, accident trauma, poor posture, prolonged sitting, and emotional and mental stress. The antidote? Healthy movement. Targeted movement increases blood flow to soft tissue, muscles and joints; restores stability and strength; works in an optimal range of motion to restore flexibility; balances the nervous system; promotes healing; and helps prevent future injury. In this exploratory workshop, Linda will present various forms of movement and yoga therapy designed to aid the back. She will guide you toward new insights into how your body moves, what causes pain, the importance of alignment and good posture, how to increase your kinesthetic awareness to produce more fluid and efficient movement in your body, and the vital role of the breath in releasing pain and tension. No prior yoga experience necessary. Open to all who want to have a healthy, stable back. Also encouraged for teachers who would like to earn therapeutic CEUs. Each participant will receive a healthy back home practice guide at the workshop.

Saturday, February 28 | 12-2:30pm | $35 in advance/$40 at the door | Strip District

Reviving the Lower Back and Hips

Reviving the Lower Back and Hips with Richard Gartner

The connective tissues in our lower back and hips play a critical role in our posture. If they are balanced, they absorb the shocks of our daily lives. Unbalanced, they can cause pain and postural holding patterns that extend through the neck and shoulders. Students will release the lumbar spine, sacrum and hips through a combination of long holds and fascial release movements. The practice also uses gravity as a tool to decompact the bones and discs, reversing its typical compressive role. We will discover ways to apply these techniques day-to-day to ease discomfort and maintain a consistent vibrancy in the lower back and hips. This workshop is for all levels and no previous yoga experience is required.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, March 15 | 1:30-3:30pm | $30 | East Liberty

Yoga for Runners and Cyclists

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.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, April 19 | 1:30-3:30pm | $30 | 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, please visit www.kinoyoga.com.

+ Add to Cart 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 | East Liberty

+ Add to Cart 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 | East Liberty

+ Add to Cart 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 | East Liberty

+ Add to Cart 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 | East Liberty

+ Add to Cart Entire weeekend, $200

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