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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

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 Snow Moon
Reflecting Light on a Blanket of Light
Friday, February 19 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Windy Moon
Flowing with the Winds of Change
Friday, March 25 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Spring Moon
Welcoming the Season of Light
Friday, April 22 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25 | North Hills

+ Add to Cart The Flower Moon
Blooming with Light
Friday, May 20 | 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, Feb 5 | 6:30-8pm | $10 | North Hills

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

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

+ Add to Cart Sunday, April 10 | 12-1:30pm | $10 | East Liberty

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

+ Add to Cart Sunday, May 8 | 12-1:30pm | $10 | East Liberty

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, Feb 26 | 6:30-8pm | $20 | North Hills

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

Meditation

Meditation for Accepting and Embracing Change with Joni Sturgill

Change is all around us. We grow from babies to children to adults. Trees drop their leaves and grow new ones each spring. Why do we insist on resisting change in our lives? Whether it's switching jobs, having a baby, getting married or divorced, or experiencing an empty nest, meditation can help you learn to embrace and accept change with more ease and peace of mind. We can learn to find joy and equanimity as we move through even the most difficult life changes, if we can let go of our urge to resist the natural flow of life. This workshop will focus on meditation and breathing techniques to help you accept and embrace change.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, March 13 | 2-4pm | $30 | East Liberty

Prenatal Partner

Prenatal Partner Yoga with Brenda Maser

Moms to be! Bring your partners, a family member or a friend to share a fun prenatal yoga experience where you will learn supportive partner poses, breath work, massage and relaxation techniques designed to help you connect with one another and to prepare for the arrival of your little one into the world! All stages of pregnancy and levels of experience are welcome.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, April 3 | 1:30-3pm | $35 | Squirrel Hill

PlayDanceBe

Play.Dance.Be with Joni Sturgill

Unchain yourself from your stress and free your body from tension in this 90 minute class. No experience necessary. Come as you are for a gentle stretch and warm up and then let yourself be guided by intention and music to release whatever burdens you through movement and dance. You'll have the option to be guided in movement or to cut loose on your own. This is not a "dance" class to learn patterns and steps or to follow rules, but a way of connecting to your body, your breath and your natural movement to release physical tension, emotional stress and break mental patterns. Come enjoy mindful movement, stress release, and have fun! Join Joni to Play.Dance.Be.

+ Add to Cart Friday, April 15 | 7-8:30pm | $20 | East Liberty

Ahimsa Training

Ahimsa: An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Yoga Instruction with Linda Meacci and Paula Soto

As yoga instructors, we encounter a wide variety of students. While we are not necessarily called upon to treat trauma in our classes, we must recognize that many people will seek remedy for their trauma symptoms with yoga, and that yoga, when taught in a trauma-informed manner, is proven to help alleviate the effects of trauma. Thus, to practice ahimsa (non-harming) in our teaching, we must learn to recognize the signs of trauma in our students, and to create a safe learning experience that respects our most vulnerable students. In this introductory training, Linda, ERYT, and Paula, a licensed social worker, will teach you to recognize signs of traumatic stress in your students and will introduce tools for skillful response. This training presents the basics necessary to create a non-harming atmosphere; subsequent weekend trainings will equip you to address trauma and other therapeutic issues skillfully in your class and private sessions. This workshop is for therapists and yoga instructors of all levels. Continuing education credits are earned upon completion.

+ Add to Cart Saturday, April 9 | 12-3:15pm | $45 | East Liberty

Lymphatic Self-Massage and Yoga

The Body is a Pond: Lymphatic Self-Massage and Yoga with Julia Schandelmeier and Richard Gartner

What is our lymphatic system, why it is important to us, how can one increase our own lymphatic flow? Richard Gartner, ERYT, and Julia Schandelmeier, LMT and certified lymphatic therapist, present this experiential and informative workshop about our fluid body.
The lymph system is a series of rivers and channels that detoxes the body and aids digestion. This workshop is a guide to keep your lymph system moving and strong. You'll learn the basics of the lymphatic system, a lymphatic massage routine and yoga postures that support your system.
This is an all-levels workshop that assumes a generally healthy lymphatic system. If you have any lymphatic or lymph node conditions, please contact Julia at masterfulmassage@msn.com to see if this workshop is right for you.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, April 24 | 1:30-4pm | $35 | East Liberty

Seated Yoga

Seated Yoga with Lizzie Hanulak

This workshop is open to everyone and is geared especially toward the student who has difficulty with the moving from floor to standing practice. no prior yoga experience is required. students will learn how to develop breath, strength, focus and balance in a gentle and supportive environment.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, April 24 | 2-3:30pm | $20 | North Hills

Chaturanga

Chaturanga Dandasana Workshop with Laura Stamm

Chaturanga Dandasana, or Four-Limbed Staff Pose, is one of the most essential postures of any Vinyasa yoga practice, but this tricky pose can be a mystery for beginner and seasoned yogis alike. Chaturanga, when practiced properly, builds strength in the shoulders, arms, legs, and core and prepares the body for advanced poses like arm balances and inversions. But in order to reap these benefits and avoid injury, it essential to fully understand this complex pose. In this workshop we will break down preparation for and proper alignment of Chatarunga. Along the way, you’ll learn modifications to make the posture safe and strength building for you. We will also work on how to properly integrate Chaturanga into our Sun Salutations—how to move into Chatarunga from Plank and out of Chatarunga into Upward Facing Dog.

+ Add to Cart Sunday, April 30 | 2-4pm | $25 | East Liberty

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, May 7 | 2-4pm | $25 | East Liberty

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 15 | 2-4pm | $30 | Squirrel Hill

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.