WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW!!
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.
YOGA UNDER THE TENT
Once again we are partnering with the Cocoa Beanery to provide yoga under the Farmers Market Tent this summer. This class will be held Wednesday mornings from 8:00 – 9:00 am under the Farmers Market Tent from June 6 through August 29. There will be various teachers and the cost is a donation of $5 - $10. There is no need to register, just bring your own mat and meet us under the tent! Call Stephanie at 717-533-8292 with any questions. Please join us and start your day in an uplifting way!!
YOGA ON THE CORNER
We are continuing to partner with The Mount Gretna Craft Brewery and Red Canoe General Store to provide an ongoing yoga presence. We offer a donation-based Karma Yoga Class on the third Saturday Morning of every month from 9:00 - 10:00 am. In addition, we offer a morning Yoga Class from 9:30 - 10:30 am every Thursday morning. The cost is $10. The intention is to create an atmosphere of Community so come on out for some yoga and then relax with a cup of coffee or tea.
HERSHEY VINEYARD YOGA
We continue to offer Yoga classes at The Vineyard and Brewery of Hershey the fourth Wednesdays of every month. The class runs from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and is taught by Kara Perella, one of Yoga Teacher Training Graduates! The cost is $15 which includes the yoga class and a wine tasting afterwards! Come on out for some Yoga and Wine!
YOGA THE MONKS ARE COMING BACK!!!
We are happy to welcome the Tibetan Monks from the Sacred Arts Tour back to Free Spirit Yoga this month. The Monks will be performing their Healing Chod Ceremony on Wednesday evening, July 25. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and the ceremony will run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. As usual, the Monks will have items for sale before and after the Healing Chod Ceremony. The suggested donation for the Ceremony is $25. Please register with Stephanie if you are planning to come as seating is limited.
4th Saturdays in Spring and Summer 2018 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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 are recommending a $1 - $10 donation which will support a different environmental organization. The first walk will be on Saturday, April 27 at the Mt. Gretna Trailhead of Lebanon Valley Rail Trail GPS: Parking lot is 400 feet south of the Colebrook Twin Kiss, 1550 Mt Wilson Rd, Colebrook, PA. Dates for future walks are May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25 and the LOCATIONS for these walks will be posted each month. Please contact Emily Kimak at 717-979-8098 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For location updates check Facebook.com/Nature.Yoga.Art.EK .
KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS
1st and 3rd Wednesday Evenings 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of every month for Kundalini Yoga. 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.
RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS
1st and 3rd Thursday Mornings &
2nd and 4th Wednesday Evenings
Come and join our Thursday morning and Wednesday evening Restorative Yoga classes taught by Sarah Monroy, RYT-200. Relaxation is the state in which there is no movement, no effort, and your brain is quiet. These Restorative classes are designed to do just that...they help to release deeply held tensions from your body and mind and allow you the opportunity to deeply relax. Props are used as a way to support your body as you relax into the poses. This class is an ongoing class which is held on the first and third Thursday mornings of every month from 10:30 am until noon and the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The classes include breathing exercises (pranayama), restorative poses, relaxing music, and inspirational quotes and readings. It is suitable for all levels. This is a pay as you go class where the cost of each class is $20. Because this is a specialized class, which requires a lot of personalized attention, there is a limit of 8 people per class so if you are interested, please sign up in advance by emailing Sarah at email@example.com or call her at 717-512-2034.
COMING THIS FALL!!!!
KUNDALINI YOGA FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 am - noon
We are offering an introductory workshop on Kundalini Yoga taught by our own Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Tansy Foster. During this workshop Tansy will explain what Kundalini Yoga is and will lead you through some basic Kundalini Yoga practices. She will also answer any questions you may have about this popular style of yoga. The cost of the workshop is $25. Please contact the studio with questions or to register.
YOUR ENERGY = YOUR POWER = YOUR LIFE
Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm & Sunday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
These days Life can feel draining. You are stressed, you deal with unexpected situations, you face difficult people. The list goes on. Imagine what it would be like if you reacted differently to your stressors, and decided to consciously bring more energy into your life. Believe it or not, you are not bound by how you feel. Your energy is like a bank account and emotional experiences will either deposit into or withdraw from your account. The problem is, you are often withdrawing more than depositing. When you increase your deposits, your energy increases and your health and well-being improve. If you have been trying to make changes, but find you are struggling or stuck, join us for the Your Energy = Your Power = Your Life Workshop! This is an experiential workshop where you will learn and practice transformative tools that will teach you to expand your awareness of your own personal energy, the energy systems within you and that surround you, how you give and receive energy and how the energetic forces in your environment affect your "Energetic Bank Account."
The Workshop will be led by Gigi Jantos and Stephanie Trump Johnston. Gigi has practiced Reiki as a teacher and practitioner for 20 years. Throughout this time she has studied many energetic techniques for wellness and well-being. Stephanie has practiced yoga for 25 years and has taught it since 2000. She has a particular interest in the relationship between our energy system and how it affects our psychological wellbeing. Gigi and Stephanie created this workshop because they have both personally experienced how understanding and working with our own energy can change our lives.
The Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. Please bring a packed lunch both days. The Cost is $150 or $130 if paid by October 1. If you have taken this class previously, you can retake the class for $99. Please contact the studio with questions or to register.
YOU CAN'T STOP THE WAVES, BUT YOU CAN LEARN TO SURF:
WAKING UP TO MINDFULNESS
Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
This introductory session provides a taste of the fundamentals of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and pain, and to improve well-being. Join Nancy Behney, MBSR Teacher 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. The class will include a variety of mindfulness meditation practices, discussions and activities that are designed to help you manage your stress and enhance your well-being. The cost of this class is $15. Please contact the studio to register.
REIKI LEVEL 1 TRAINING
Sunday, November 4 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Reiki is a gentle, hands-on healing art, that helps reconnect you with the wisdom that is already within you; the ability to heal yourself, others, and animals. It helps to create relaxation, relieve pain, balance emotions, and facilitate personal and spiritual growth. Everyone can tap into this unlimited supply of “life energy”. Reiki is easy to learn and has been taught to people of all ages and backgrounds. Reiki is taught in three sequential class levels.
USUI REIKI LEVEL ONE CLASS - Participants will learn and experience:
· The history of Usui Reiki
· a review of the bodies energy (chakra) system
· receive attunements to empower yourself as a vital conduit for life-force energy
· how to use the energy of your intentions for healing
· practical guidance to incorporate Reiki into your life
· practice Reiki on yourself and others
Investment in yourself: $150 (certificate and manual provided). Contact Gigi with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.979.3467
About Gigi Jantos: Gigi is a Teacher and Practitioner with 20 years experience. She has taught & practiced Reiki in hospitals, cancer clinics and in private client sessions with people ages 6 - 80 from all walks of life. Gig is the founder of Transformations ETC, individualized coaching sessions using energy work and EFT tapping as tools for transformation. She has spent the past 16 years helping people to discover well-being and self-empowerment.
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