TEACHER TRAINING AND DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE CERTIFICATIONS
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.
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 March 2...the LOCATION for the walks will be posted each month. Future dates are April 6 and May 4. Please contact Emily Kimak, RYT200 at 717-979-8098 or email@example.com with any questions. For location updates check Facebook.com/Nature.Yoga.Art.EK.
POST NATAL YOGA CLASS
Saturday, February 2 & February 16 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 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.
POWER FLOW “FREE” COMMUNITY CLASS
Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am
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: Breath, Chakras, Energy, April: Warriors - Tap your Power ***Donations of $10 suggested with proceeds to SAMBA (Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association)
NEW CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
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.
BELLY DANCE BASICS - AN INTRODUCTORY SERIES TO BELLY DANCING
Mondays beginning February 25
Have you ever thought it might be fun to try Belly Dancing? Now is your chance!! Beginning Monday evening February 25 join Elaine Torrance Gingrich, Belly Dancing Instructor and learn the Beginning Basics of this fun and invigorating practice. The class will run for 6 weeks (February 25 through April 1). The cost is $15 to drop in or $75 for the 6 weeks. Please contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-641-3311 with questions or to register, or feel free to just come!!
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: email@example.com.
PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION AND HOW YOGA CAN HELP
Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 am - 12 noon
As women there are many common experiences that can affect the health and tone of our Pelvic Floor. These include: Pregnancy – natural delivery as well as C-section delivery, Hernia, Abdominal Diastasis, Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness, Core/Abdominal Muscle Weakness, Urinary Incontinence or Dysfunction, Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Constipation. In this Workshop, Cathy Ingram, PT will educate us about the Pelvic Floor – where it is, what it does, how it relates to our abdominal/back/core. In addition, she will show us simple, but effective exercises that we can do in our day to day lives to improve pelvic floor health and tone and there will be time devoted to how we incorporate all of this into our yoga practices as well. The workshop will be from 10:00 – 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 16 and the cost is $25. Please call or email the studio to register.
SUNDAY EVENING RESTORATIVE YOGA
March 31st, April 14 and 28th, May 12th and 26th from 6:30 - 8 PM
Restorative yoga uses props to support the body so both body and mind can be at ease. This yoga allows you to relax, re-center, heal, and rejuvenate. This class is for everyone. We’ll use the restorative poses and breath work to move from the sympathetic nervous system’s fight or flight state and reclaim the rest and digest state of the parasympathetic nervous system. Because of the nature of this class it is limited to 8 people. The cost is $20 and the class will be taught by Kate Toczek, E-RYT 500 & YACEP. To sign up email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 717.395.5708
USUI REIKI LEVEL 2 CLASS
Sunday, April 7 from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The prerequisite to this class is to have a Usui Reiki Level 1 Certification. Students should be doing Reiki to themselves regularly. This level brings a deeper understanding of the Reiki energy, and practitioners can send healing to people, places and situations, cleanse spaces energetically, and enhance their own energy vibration. If you are interested in this class, please contact Gigi at 717-979-3467.
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CLASS
Tuesday, April 23 - June 11 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Orientation classes on
Tuesday, April 9 and 16 from 1:00 - 2:30 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 Tuesdays starting on April 23 and will go through June 11, from 1 - 3:30 pm. There is a full day retreat on Saturday, June 1, 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 Tuesday, April 9 and 16 from 1 - 2:30 pm. The full course costs $425. Please go to www.mindfulnessbridge.org for more details and to register.
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