Courses & Workshops

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Relax, Renew, and Restore with Jen

May 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

All workshops and classes can be taken either In Studio or from home Livestreaming.

Designed for a good nights sleep! Think slower flows, holding forward bends longer, simple relaxing breathing exercises, a guided body scan meditation during shavasana, blankets and Jen’s mellifluous voice to guide you through it all. If livestreaming from home, use blankets and a block or pillow to add to your experience. Choose to join us In Studio or livestream to your home. You will be sent a zoom link to livestream.

Study the Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavad Gita

Offered annually on Eight Tuesday evenings, Jan.-Feb.

All workshops and classes can be taken either In Studio or at home Livestreaming.

Offered once a year in January and February. The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Arjuna, a gifted warrior about to go into battle, and Krishna, his charioteer. In the course of giving Arjuna all manner of spiritual and material advice, Krishna explains karma, dharma, the “Self”, the Supreme Self, the purpose and varieties of yoga, the difference between our “Self” and our mind/body and how to live life in the best possible way.

This 8 session course will be offered In Studio or Livestreaming, and will meet Tuesday evenings. The course is limited to a small group to facilitate a seminar approach with interactive discussion, exploration, debate and meditation. Weekly reading and the purchase of a text is required. Sure to enrich your understanding of yoga philosophy.



Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras

April 26 to June14 (Offered annually every April)

An in-depth course exploring Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Eight weekly sessions in a seminar format. The Yoga Sutras are a collection of 196 “sutras” (literally “threads”) on the practice of yoga. Compiled sometime between 500 BCE and 400 CE by the sage Patanjali who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions. A practical manual describing the theory and practice of yoga as it is classically understood.

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The Upanishads

Offered annually SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

Offered once a year in September and October.  The earliest philosophical roots of yoga are found in the texts of the classical Upanishads, which are about 2,500 years old. This tradition of mystical yoga teachings continued in the later Upanishads about 500 years ago.    The Upanishads offer a vision of an interconnected universe with a single, unifying principle behind the apparent diversity in the cosmos, any articulation of which is called Brahman.    If you are curious about the philosophy of yoga, then take a journey to its source. Come together with a small group to explore the Upanishads. This 8 session course will meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. The course will require regular reading, the purchase of a text and will have a seminar format, where we will question, discuss and perhaps even debate. Sure to enrich your understanding of yoga philosophy.


Pranavah (OM) and Pranayama

Please stay tuned for when we offer this jewel again.

Ashleigh will be teaching about “Pranavah”, which is another word for OM.
What is the meaning of this ancient sound and symbol?
Why do we chant it at the beginning and end of asana class?
What is “Japa Mantra” of the “bija” (“seed”) mantra?
Practice chanting OM and experience the “magic” of a “Rolling OM”.

Jen will be teaching various pranayama (breathing) practices, as well as discussing their benefits. Kapalabhati, Kumbhaka, and Nadi Shodhana are some of the pranayama practices that will be explored.