NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
We are now accepting applications for our next Yoga Teacher Training Program. Our program is not only for people who are interested in teaching yoga, but more importantly, it is perfect for anyone who is looking to deepen their own practice or who is looking for a personal growth opportunity. We offer two tracks: The first track is the actual Yoga Teacher Training which includes everything you need to become a Certified Yoga Teacher and allows you to Register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. The second track is called the Deepening Your Practice track. This is for people who are not necessarily interested in teaching yoga, but who want to use the training as a personal growth opportunity where they will learn more about yoga, its philosophy and practices, as well as themselves during the process. We are now accepting applications for our both tracks. The next program will begin in May, 2019. You may move through all of the Modules in order, or you can take up to three years to complete the Training on your own timeline. Please contact Stephanie if you or someone you know is interested and she will send a copy of the full syllabus for whichever track you are interested in as well as an application. Feel free to check out the YTT section of our website.
CLASS CHANGES FOR THIS MONTH
There will be no class on Monday, December 24 or 31 at 4:00 pm as well as December 25 or 26 in observance of the Christmas and New Years Holidays.
HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES!!
A reminder that our Holiday Gift Certificates are still available during the month of December at their regular prices!
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
KUNDALINI ESSENTIALS YOGA CLASS
Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Join us on Wednesday evenings of for Kundalini Essentials. Kundalini Yoga, also called the Yoga of Awareness, is a dynamic tool designed to give you a deeper experience of yoga. It includes physical postures, breathing techniques, mantra and meditation. This class is for All Levels and those wishing to expand their experience of yoga. The class will be taught by 200 hour Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Tansy Foster. Yoga has been a meaningful part of Tansy’s life since she first took classes as a teenager. Her regular practice of yoga has been shaped by different styles and teachers over the last 25+ years. In 2013 Tansy found her home in Kundalini Yoga which she finds transformative through its opening up of a direct experience of body and mind. Tansy earned her Level 1 Instructor Certification in Boulder, CO from the Kundalini Research Institute in 2015. She holds a professional degree in Architecture and an MBA in Finance & Real Estate Finance. After many years as the CEO of a private real estate company and boutique winery, working as a realtor and volunteer chaplain, she is now passionate about sharing yoga with others. This class can be taken off of your regular class card or if you do not have a class card, the drop in fee is $15. Please call the studio with any questions.
First Saturday of every month from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
We will continue our Yoga Walks into the winter!! Yoga walks include a guided warm-up, group walk, standing yoga postures, brief walking meditation, and return walk. No mats, props, or experience needed. With variable weather, please join us at your own comfort level, gentle rain or shine. For severe storms, assume the walk is canceled. We recommend a $1 - $10 donation which will support a different environmental organization. The next walk will be on December 1...the LOCATION for the walks will be posted each month. Future dates are January 5, February 2 & March 2. Please contact Emily Kimak, RYT200 at 717-979-8098 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For location updates check Facebook.com/Nature.Yoga.Art.EK.
END OF THE YEAR CLASS
Sunday, December 30 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Once again this year we will be having our End of the Year Yoga Class. During this introspective class, you will be led through a review of 2018 so that you can take a look at and release what you do not want to take with you into the New Year. Then, you will be guided through a practice to create your intentions for 2019. The class is $15 or you can take it right off of your class card. No preregistration is needed. Please join us for this popular and inspiring way to end your year!
NEW!! POST NATAL YOGA CLASS
Saturday, January 5 & January 19 from 10:00 - 11:30 am
NEW FOR 2019! Free Spirit Yoga will be offering a post-natal yoga class for women who’ve recently had children (about 6 months or more after childbirth). The healing process for new moms and families can be complicated and fast paced. This bi-monthly, ninety-minute class will offer moms a space to connect, slow down, heal, and re-charge their body, mind and spirit. Please join us beginning on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 am for some great mat and mom time. This class will be led by Elizabeth Stuart, RYT 200 and Tracy Forray, RYT 200. Pre-registration for class is recommended and is $20/class. Drop-in is available for $25/class. Please pay by cash or check. Contact Elizabeth Stuart at 404-909-5871 for registration details.
NEW!! POWER FLOW “FREE” COMMUNITY CLASS
Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am starting in January
Tap your Power, Flow with your Breath. A fun, accessible Vinyasa class with mindful movement to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance while also calming your mind. Taught by T Rowe, RYT200 and Tracy Forray, RYT200, this class will incorporate fairly simple, but powerful, postures that will be "work-shopped" each class with correct alignment cues to safely help you unlock your greatest potential. This is a unique mini-series, where classes are themed and repetitive for the month with similar postures & cues so students may realize identifiable growth. Here's what we will be working with - January: Calm & Strong - mind/body/breath, February: Core & Back strengthening for Every Body, March: Get your Energy moving, April: Warriors - Tap your Power
***Donations of $10 suggested with proceeds to SAMBA (Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association)
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HIPS
Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12 noon
Join us for this interactive and informational workshop on your hips. In this workshop you will learn the basic anatomy of your hips and how every day activities such as sitting and standing can affect their health. You will also learn ways in which you can strengthen your hips as well as proper alignment and positioning in specific yoga postures. Because everything is connected, we will also be talking about the important connections between your hips, back and abdomen. The workshop will be taught by Stephanie Trump Johnston, ERYT500 and Teresa Rowe, RYT200. The cost is $25 and you can register by emailing or calling the studio.
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CLASS
Sunday, January 20 - March 10 from 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Orientation classes on
Sunday, January 6 & 13 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Do you find yourself worrying about the future? Or stuck thinking about something in the past? Join us for an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course as we explore this practical time-proven approach to living fully in the present moment. The practice of mindfulness has helped thousands of people achieve greater balance, vitality and health.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a program developed by Jon Kabat Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. The complete 8 week program, including a day long retreat, has been shown to be effective at decreasing stress, pain sensitivity, anxiety and depression. This course is being offered on Sundays starting on January 20th and will go through March 10th, from 3 – 5:30 pm. There is a full day retreat on Saturday, March 2, from 10 am to 5 pm. Included in this course is instruction and group practice in several formal mindfulness meditation practices, as well as discussion of the roles of stress, thoughts and emotions which may contribute to anxiety, chronic pain and illness.
Not sure this is for you? Feel free to register for one of the orientation classes ($10 each) with no obligation to sign up for the full course. They will be held Sundays Jan. 6 and 13 from 3-4:30 pm. The full course costs $375. Please go to www.mindfulnessbridge.org for more details and to register.
BACK TO BASICS - A FOUR PART YOGA SERIES
Beginning Monday, February 4 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Returning in February!! The Back to Basics Series is an entry level program for students who are new to yoga practice or for those who want to brush up on the basics. If you’ve ever wondered if you can “do” yoga but have been hesitant to try, this class is for you. Back to Basics will introduce yoga fundamentals to students through teaching seated poses, standing poses, balancing poses and meditation. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and be curious as they explore their yoga practice. This series is broken into four (4) one-hour classes that will meet each Monday beginning on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. It is recommended that you register for the class ahead of time, but drop-in is also available. The cost for all 4 classes is $50 and the drop-in rate is $15/class (a total of $60). The class is being led by Elizabeth Stuart, RYT 200. Elizabeth recently earned her Yoga Teacher Certification through Free Spirit Yoga. She began her yoga journey in Atlanta and chose to become certified after relocating to Hershey with her husband and teenage son. Elizabeth is passionate about making yoga accessible to learners of every level of practice. Please contact her at 404-909-5871 for more information or to register.
BUILD A BETTER BACK BEND
Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10 am - 12 noon
Love them or hate them, back bends are for everyone. In this workshop we will open our hearts to backbends. Learn to go deeper safely with body alignment, muscle recruitment and breath. Take a closer look to discover what makes a better backbend, how to safely move into backbends and how to modify them with props. A dislike for backbends is okay (I had one for many years), but also bring a sense of curiosity and openness. Bring your mat and something to take notes. This workshop is open to everyone and can count as 2 direct contact hours for Yoga Teacher CEUs. The cost is $25. The workshop will be lead by Kate Toczek, E-RYT 500, YACEP. Kate practices and teaches here in the Hershey area. You can learn more about her by checking out her website: www.yogawithkate123.com. Please contact her with any questions or to register at: yogawithkate123@gmail,com.
YOGA FOR YOUR BACK - A FOUR PART YOGA SERIES
Beginning Monday, March 4 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Join us on Monday evenings in March for Yoga For Your Back. In this series of classes you will do yoga poses, breath work, and guided relaxation to support the health of your back. In addition, you will your improve flexibility and core strength in an effort to strengthen your back and alleviate back pain. This is a gentle yoga class. This series is broken into four (4) one-hour classes that will meet each Monday beginning on Monday, March 4 2019 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. It is recommended that you register for the class ahead of time, but drop-in is also available. The cost of the class is $50 for the 4 class series or you can drop in for $15 per class (a total of $60). The class will be taught by Kate Toczek, RYT500, YACEP. Kate practices and teaches here in the Hershey area. You can learn more about her by checking out her website: www.yogawithkate123.com. Please contact her with any questions or to register at: yogawithkate123@gmail,com.
***WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A HUGE THANK YOU TO TERESA ROWE FROM EVERLASTING IMAGES (www.everlastingimagesphoto.com) FOR MOST OF THE PHOTOS ON OUR WEBSITE. THANKS T!