summer of rock...and yoga
with chris modavis
August 25th- Groove, Move, Chill, Jack Johnson Setlist
Single class advance: $20
At door: $25
Chris combines two of the things he loves best in these special classes: Yoga and Rock and Roll. In doing so, he creates an experience that will make you feel at home in your soul. These classes will be presented in a Vinyasa flow style that is appropriate for folks with an intermediate level practice. No beginners please. Chris' teachings are based in traditional yoga theory and spirituality, but meant for contemporary times.
for Home Practices and Dynamic Classes
with Britt Tagg
SaturDAy, September 16
12 - 2 Pm
$25 register online/$35 at door
There are many paths to follow when building an asana sequence. In this 2 hour workshop, we will take a direct route using Forward Folds, Seated Poses, Standing Poses, Twists, Backbends and Inversions to create not only a well balanced practice, but a sensible and dynamic one as well.
Falling Into Nutrition:
ayurvedic and detoxifying methods
with Laura Scarpino
sunDAy, September 24
11 - 1 Pm
$40 register online/$50 at door
We live in a hectic, chaotic world where convenience and quick fixes are of the essence. This leads to habits of quick-fix fad diets, overeating processed foods and exposing
ourselves to excessive toxins.
> The basics and essentials of detoxifying your body for the start of the new fall season
> The basics of Ayurvedic nutrition and learn how your body can benefit from the medicinal effects of healthy food and nutrition.
WATCH... a cooking demonstration utilizing fresh, in-season produce that is easy to make at home with yummy samples!
EXPERIENCE… a total body detox yoga flow that you can easily incorporate into your daily practice
TAKE HOME... a pdf e-book filled with information that you learned during the workshop, detoxifying recipes, and yoga poses to practice at home!
6 week yoga Basics session
with Erin Mahmood
Mondays October 2-November 6| 5:10-6:10pm | $70 thru Sept. 25, $80 after
This 6 week introduction to the Ashtanga Primary Series begins with breathing exercises to create focus and calm. Once the breath is established Sun Salutations, with modifications, are introduced. Over the 6 weeks your instructor will help you refine and personalize this sequence of poses so you feel comfortable practicing at home. This class will also incorporate gazing points and core work to bring balance to body and mind.
Great for those new to yoga or as a refresher after being away from it for some time!
Fascial and Observational Anatomy Weekend
with Richard Gartner
October 14 and 15
aLL $150, single classes $40
Lateral Line: Saturday, Oct. 14, 9am-noon
Spiral Line: Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-4pm
Dorsal Line: Sunday, Oct. 15, 9am-noon
Ventral and Core Lines: Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-4pm
Much of a yoga teacher’s anatomy studies include the building blocks: the individual muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. While this is instructive and necessary, it is difficult to show students how they are a part of the whole.
When put in the context of fascial lines, however, our anatomy and practice come to life. This series illustrates how students can connect the dots of felt sense and experience wholeness in their practice.
The lateral line session explores the “body brackets” and left-to-right asymmetry.
The spiral line workshop investigates twists and allows the organic body to receive the benefits of the practice.
The dorsal line session addresses back body, which includes the densest and strongest tendons in our system.
The ventral and core lines workshop explores anatomical backbends and metaphorically opens possibilities. It then puts it all the lines together and explores our sense of self through stability and inversion.
Richard explains how these lines course through the body from head to toe. He then will lead a focused fascial practice to explore the lines in a logical way. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. Bring your curiosity, something to write with and your sense of exploration.
Conscious Cleansing for the New Year
with Laurel Attanasio
January 13 | 12-2pm| $35 online, $40 at door
Every day we are exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from air pollution, household chemicals, over-the- counter and prescription drugs, processed foods, alcohol and caffeine. In addition, our bodies are negatively impacted by the stresses of everyday life. The body has mechanisms for eliminating toxins, such as breathing, sweating, urinating and bowel movements, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help.
The workshop will include an hour and a half vinyasa practice that will combine breath and movement while flowing through a sequence of twisting, standing, forward bending, back bending and inverted poses stimulating detoxification through the circulatory, digestive and lymphatic systems. The practice will be followed by an informational session focusing on simple everyday ways to cleanse through diet, exercise and personal hygiene.
Bonus: You will receive Laurel’s 30 + page e-booklet, which includes an acid/alkaline chart, explanation of the detox system, juice, smoothie, soup & salad recipes and much more.
Laurel has been teaching yoga for over a decade throughout the Lehigh Valley and all over the globe. She often likes to describe herself as a yoga gypsy who loves her home, but loves to explore the beauty of the world and help others experience it with her. Her yoga teaching style encourages her students to disconnect from the world and reconnect with themselves. Flow through yoga poses, breathe with intention and connect with the beauty within and without. Laurel’s classes are for all levels and she will provide modifications as needed.
Laurel completed both the 200 hour teacher training program and 300 hour advanced teacher training at The Yoga Loft. She holds a Mat Pilates certification from Hard Core Pilates in Frenchtown, NJ, which compliments her yoga training, allowing her to bring a greater understanding of anatomy and movement to her classes. She loves using yoga and Pilates to assist her students in becoming stronger, relieving stress, preventing injury, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.