Registration is required for the events below. If we do not have enough registrations 5 days before an event it WILL BE CANCELLED.
Your online registration lets us know if we are scheduling events that interest you, feel free to email us with suggestions for workshops and sessions and times that work for your schedule!
Chair Yoga Session
with Loretta Dodson
Thursdays September 20-October 25 | 10:45am-11:45am | $80
Chair Yoga is an effective way for people with mobility issues or injuries to safely enjoy the benefits of Yoga. Chair Yoga will help stimulate and improve range of motion, joint lubrication, circulation, balance, strength, proprioception and breath awareness. Poses will be modified to suit every body’s needs. Take a seat and explore the possibilities!
Session is limited to 6 students!
Project Om Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen
with Erica McHugh and other Emmaus Yoga instructors TBA
Friday September 28 | 6:30-7:30pm
For the last two years, Manduka has partnered with Susan G. Komen to benefit the organization’s longstanding battle against breast cancer. For 2018, project:OM will include a series of classes, events and programs that will take place in thousands of community studios, and complemented by an exclusive product collection. Studios across the nation (and your own Emmaus Yoga! community) are hosting classes throughout the month of September to benefit Susan G. Komen.
Heart Rhythm Mediation Workshop
with Jennifer Adrienne
Sunday September 30 | 11am-12:30pm | $25
Jennifer offers this one and a half hour workshop to introduce you to the concepts she will teach our new Monday night meditation class beginning in October. Learn how to begin this simple practice at home and make it a daily part of your routine.
Bollywood for beginners
with Devanshi and Firuzi
September tba | 6:30-7:30pm | $10
Bollywood is a fun and easy dance blending Indian dance styles like classical, folk and bhangra, performed to the catchy music from Bollywood films. There are no defined rules. Kids welcome!
Gentle Yoga Basics Session
with Sue Fichter
Thursday October 4 - 25 | $45 | 7PM
Sue will introduce you to basic yoga postures and breathing techniques. Enter postures slowly and carefully to increase balance and strength. Practice focus and find patience with each breath as you increase range of motion and add suppleness to your actions. Through gentle breathing exercises and postures, students will practice calming the thoughts, leading to a peaceful state of mind you will carry with you when you leave your mat. Sue will incorporate Yin Yoga into this class which focuses on the connective tissues of the hip joints, the pelvis, and the lower spine. You will practice seated, more restorative poses yet hold them longer, which will allow you to practice patience, soften and enjoy the stretch.
* Existing memberships and class cards may be used.
Yoga Basics Session
with Erica McHugh
Wednesdays October 10-November 14 | 10:30am-11:30am | $75
Sun Saluations will be introduced slowly to ensure the connection between breath and movement. A series of standing and seated postures from the Ashtanga Primary Series will be introduced next, modifications will be offered when necessary. You will learn to use props to place your body into safe and manageable positions as you increase flexibility and strength. Experience the flow state as you connect movement, breath and gazing points leading to a moving meditation. We always finish with a nice long relaxation.
How to find balance using yoga, diet and lifestyle changes
with Maya Kowalcyk
Saturday October 13
Noon-2:30PM | $40
In this introductory workshop we start with the basics:
· Concepts such as doshas, prakriti, vikriti and ama
· Learn your dosha: Vata, Pitta or Kapha or a combination
· Easy tips to make diet and lifestyle changes to stay in balance based on the seasons, time
of life and your constitution
Director and founder of Jim Thorpe Yoga, Maya Kowalcyk (E-RYT), has been studying yoga since 1997. Maya is a certified yoga instructor and a certified ChildPlay yoga teacher, through the Yoga Alliance. She took her 200 hour certification through the Yoga Loft Bethlehem. Her teaching is grounded and intense with clear instruction and she helps her students understand and find joy in their yoga practice and deepen their body awareness.
Sounding the Self
Restoring Pathways to Your Authentic Voice
with megan durham
Friday, October 19
6 PM-9 PM | $45
Register by October 1 $35!
This workshop will explore how yoga techniques like pranayama, mudra, asana and chant can alleviate unnecessary muscle tension during speaking and singing. Participants will explore how simple yoga practices can improve vocal production and clarity, mitigate performance anxiety, and cultivate mind-body-voice awareness.
Full Moon Yoga Nidra Sound Journey
with Jeremy and Nancy Arndt
Sunday, October 21 | $25
5:30-6:45pm and 7:15-8:30pm
Space is limited due to the personalized nature of this Sound Journey. We expect these classes to sell out, reserve your space soon!
Yoga Nidra is the practice and art of Yogic sleep. It is a profound but simple guided meditation accessible to anyone. The practice systematically guides the body, mind and breath into a complete state of bliss. As you rest in a comfortable and supported savasana, Nancy will lead you through a guided relaxation that will invite your body and mind to rest. While in this safe, sacred space Jeremy and Nancy will create an improvised soundscape of handpan, didgeridoo, crystal singing bowls, Paiste gong, djembe and more. The healing vibrations will leave you feeling grounded with a deeper connection to yourself. Receive deep rest in this extremely healing practice. Relax, restore, find your bliss, and stay after to connect over a cup of tea. All are welcome, no prior experience with yoga necessary. Each offering is unique and profound.