Snow Salutes: A Yoga Workshop for Snowboarders & Skiers

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Saturday, December 13th 

8:30 – 10am 

The slopes are opening and what better time to learn key yoga poses to help strengthen and stretch pre and post ride then right now! This workshop is great for both skiers and snowboarders. A take-home will be given so you can keep up your mountain training at home.

Erin was featured in the December issue of Yoga Journal on this specific topic, check out her article here: http://www.yogajournal.com/slideshow/asana-snowboarders-4-poses-shred-slopes/

See you on the mat!

$25 per person // Groupons are not valid for this event.

 

Welcome Winter: Vinyasa Yin Fusion with LIVE DRUMS

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Saturday, 12/20 from 1:15 – 3:15pm 

Join April Mueller and special guest, Jay On The Drums to rhythmically transition from Fall to Winter. As we move into the yin season of Winter, our bodies need more yin activities and movements to balance our yang energy.

We will begin by deeply grounding with thirty minutes of healing yin postures, which will be held for 3-5 minutes each with the support of bolsters and other props. The rhythm of live drumming will guide you through a warming 60-minute Vinyasa flow that will connect your body and mind through your breath. To end, we will slow back down with a few final yin postures before sinking into a nice, long Savasana.

$30 per person // Groupons are not valid for this workshop

Bring Your Mustache to the Mat: Movember Donation Class

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Taught by Erin Hardy

Sunday, 11/23 from 9 – 10am 

Bring your mustache to your mat for men’s health this month by joining us for our donation class celebrating Movember.
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs.
 
Grow your best mustache or bring your best fake fur and prepare for an all level flow class played against some great man themed music ;) 
 
 
GROUPONS ARE NOT VALID FOR THIS CLASS 
SUGGESTED DONATION $15

 

Rocket Yoga Play: Inversions, Arm Balances & Transitioning with Ease Workshop with Marie Belle

TAUGHT BY MARIE BELLE

Friday, November 7th, 5-7pm

Inversions, arm balances, and transitions in our practice are empowering, playful, and very revealing of our internal and external alignment. This workshop will challenge you to help build courage, strength, and lightness while balancing on your hands.  Unlock handstand and learn fearless flying to align your energetic, muscular, and skeletal body.  Empowering arm balances, inversions and transitions will be the theme of the day to create stability, balance, and freedom. This practice will explore a deep realm of inner strength in a beautiful outward expression. Evolve your practice with creative sequencing, drills, and leave with empowered vitality and a feeling of freedom. All levels welcome.
INVESTMENT: $35 per person
Groupons can’t be redeemed for a workshop

Rocket 1 & 2 Workshops with Elizabeth Schubert

ROCKET 1 WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH SCHUBERT

(FOCUS ON STRENGTHENING & OPENING HIPS AND HAMSTRINGS) 

Saturday, 10/25 

2 – 4pm 

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$20 for each individual workshop or $35 if you sign up for both Rocket 1 and Rocket 2 Workshops

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ROCKET 2 WORKSHOP WITH ELIZABETH SCHUBERT

(FOCUS ON DEEP TWISTS & BACKBENDS)

Sunday, 11/2 

12:30 – 2:30pm

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$20 for each individual workshop or $35 if you sign up for both Rocket 1 and Rocket 2 Workshops

Ready to launch your practice to a new level?  Get ready for “The Rocket!”

Larry Schultz, Ashtangi and yoga teacher to the Grateful Dead, created the Rocket Routines in the late 1960’s.  He modified the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa primary and intermediate series, with the goal of making these sequences more accessible to Western practitioners.

Grateful Dead songwriter and guitarist Bob Weir nicknamed the vibrant routine the “Rocket” because “it gets you there faster.”  The system is designed to renew vitality and energy.

The workshop is best-suited for Level 2 students, who are familiar with basic standing poses, backbends and are comfortable kicking to the wall when practicing inversions.  Modifications will be provided throughout the workshop to ensure the asanas are safe and accessible for all who attend.

Yoga Mat instructor Elizabeth Schubert recently completed a 100-hour Rocket training with “It’s Yoga” satellite in Thailand.

// ABOUT ELIZABETH //

I practice yoga for a myriad of reasons, but can sum it up in just one: it makes everything in my life…better. I began my yoga adventure in college, armed with a VHS tape featuring Alan Finger. That video was later replaced with DVD’s of Rodney Yee and Sara Ivanhoe, but I didn’t attend a public class for years, embarrassed because I couldn’t touch my toes. It wasn’t until 2009, when I attended my first Vinyasa class in Rochester, NY, that I finally realized what I’d been missing.

A former TV reporter and anchor, I love to communicate, and I’ve found teaching to be a natural fit. As a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor and graduate of the Yogaworks 200-hour teaching training program, I’m more than a little obsessed with anatomy and alignment. I’m not particularly flexible, and I don’t expect you to be either. I do expect you to come to class ready to work hard. My focus? To create challenging and safe classes that build strength and increase flexibility…all while making everyone sweat and smile. Come play!

Have You Lost Something?

Have you recently misplaced something? Maybe it’s at the studio! We have a hefty lost and found so email Erin at ontheyogamat@gmail.com and she can look for your lost item!

11/9: Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop with April Mueller

yoganidra1Sunday 11/9

2 – 4pm

Yin yoga is one of the most healing forms of yoga for the body, mind and soul. Unlike the muscular yang practice of most yoga classes today, Yin yoga poses are held for 3-5 minutes commonly seated or lying down, using props so that the muscles can soften and relax. This allows the deep connective tissue to open which can release emotional and/or physical scar tissue and trapped energy. Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness, is a guided meditation that brings you to a state of consciousness between wake and sleep and full body relaxation. Join April to experience the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of this beautiful combination of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. You will first be guided through a 90-minute themed Yin Yoga class that will relax and prepare your body and mind for a 30-minute Yoga Nidra guided meditation that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized yet still grounded.

$25 per person

Groupons can NOT be redeemed for workshops

Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=11719