March Special Classes

 

Gentle and Restorative Yoga

With Kathy Kelly, RYT

Fridays, March 2, 9, 23, 30 - 6:30-7:45pm 

Please preregister - $18

Gentle stretches (to allow the body’s energy to flow) balanced by restorative poses (to allow that energy to go where it is most needed in the body). Poses are designed to encourage the body to relax, rest and heal.

Restorative Yoga is active relaxation. The body is supported by blocks or blankets in specific poses. By supporting the body by props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance.

 

Living with Intention: Is it time for a reset???

With Beth Youmans, PhD

FREE Info sessions:  Saturday, 3/24 - 12:45-1:15 or Wednesday, 3/28 - 7:30-8:00pm

Have questions but can’t make the info session?  Feel free to email me!

Get ready, get set and start your new life in April!!

Are you beginning to wake up from the winter doldrums?  Does it feel like the right time to make some changes in your life? Change is not easy.  We do know that setting a date, keeping it simple, getting social support, making it meaningful and having some accountability are all things that support change. 

 

What can you commit to for1 MONTH that can make a difference to your life?

Maybe it’s eating more vegetables, maybe it’s committing to a gratitude practice, maybe it is getting to yoga 3 times a week. There are so many options!

 

The program:

Classes will meet on Wednesdays in April. - 7:30-8:30pm.   

Classes include movement, meditation, breath work, social support, and anything that will help you move towards your goal (including Tapping and other energy techniques). 

Your investment:  $70, individual classes $20.

 

Beth has been doing Life Coaching for 15 years mostly in the corporate environment and is committed to helping people recognize and use their strengths to live the best life they can.

 

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"   Mary Oliver        

 

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April Special Classes and Events:  Save the dates!

 

April Raffle! 

April 1st starts our springtime raffle.  Enter the raffle each time you come to a class. Go to a class you’ve never been to and enter twice!  Prizes include:  Free classes, free class cards, $20 Boutique gift certificate, Qi Healing session, and more.

 

Living with Intention: Is it time for a reset???

With Beth Youmans, PhD

April 1- April 30.

Are you beginning to wake up from the winter doldrums?  Does it feel like the right time to make some changes in your life? Change is not easy.  We do know that setting a date, keeping it simple, getting social support, making it meaningful and having some accountability are all things that support change. 

 

What can you commit to for 1 MONTH that can make a difference to your life?

Maybe it’s eating more vegetables, maybe it’s committing to a gratitude practice, maybe it is getting to yoga 3 times a week.  There are so many options!


The program:

Classes will meet on Wednesdays in April.   7:30-8:30pm.   

Classes include movement, meditation, breath work, social support, and anything that will help you move towards your goal (including Tapping and other energy techniques). 

Your investment:  $70, individual classes $20.

 

Beth has been doing Life Coaching for 15 years mostly in the corporate environment and is committed to helping people recognize and use their strengths to make their lives the best they can be.

 

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"   Mary Oliver

 

SPRING into Fitness! 

With Donna Pollin, RYT

Thursdays in April, 7:30-8:45pm  $18

Drop-ins welcome.

Strengthen, stretch and breathe. This class combines full-body strengthening with the empowering practices of yoga. All levels
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Reiki Experience

With Donna and Terry Pollin, Reiki Masters

Friday, April 13; 6:30-7:45pm,

Please preregister: $20

Ready for total relaxation? Gentle stretching, centering meditation and soothing breath work set the tone.  Reiki is applied to each student enabling a deep release from the stresses of the day.

 

Open to the Power of Your Energy

With Donna Pollin, RYT, Reiki Master

Saturday, April 14; 11:30-12:30

Drop-ins welcome.  $18

A stable energy system can lead to a calmer, more peaceful life. Breath, gentle movement, meditation and the pendulum will be used to help gain an awareness of the energy flowing through the body. Leave with techniques to help calm and balance the body and mind.

 

T’ai Chi Chih Open Practice

With Janet Oussaty, PhD

Saturday, April 21, 1 -2 pm

Please join us for an instructor-guided practice of the 19 movements and 1 pose.  Individuals who are new to T’ai Chi Chih or experienced are welcome. The cost is $12.  Please register by contacting Janet at 908-635-1822.

 

T’ai Chi Chih® Introductory Workshop

With Janet Oussaty, PhD

Saturday, April 21 - 2:30 – 3:30 pm  $12

To register and for more information, please contact Dr. Janet M. Oussaty, Accredited Instructor at 908-635-1822

Feeling stressed? Need more energy?  Experience joy thru movement as we practice gentle, fluid movements in the non-martial art of T’ai Chi Chih, a moving meditation.  These movements can be performed by individuals of any ability and any age, even while seated. Some of the many reported benefits from consistent practice include regulated blood pressure, weight and stress reduction, increased balance, greater energy and peak performance.  It has also been shown to enhance the immune system.


Walking with Freedom

With Gena Rho Smith

Sunday April 22, 2018

2-4:30pm  $35/ $40 at the door

Please preregister.  Space is limited.

Finding freedom in the most basic of human movements, walking, is critical to our well being and leads the way for better over all function. Walking requires freedom at the center of the body, the waist and the hips. Sensing and feeling how interconnected we are, how the center of our body effects all movement is an important principle of how we move.  We will begin the process of discovering where we hold tension or can't feel, also known as sensory motor amnesia. The neuromuscular repatterning movements of Hanna Somatics, will guide us to feel more of ourselves, regain muscle control and lead to fuller function.  Once we free our walk, release into gravity, so much of what we do, we will do better; running, yoga, cycling, kickboxing and in life. This will be a fun exploration and likely offer a new perspective on how you move.

 

Somatic movement education in the tradition of Thomas Hanna is a unique and powerful method of teaching the brain to regain control of muscles it has lost due to pain, injury, trauma or accumulated stress.  Restoring muscle function with gentle, easeful movements that allow you to reset muscle length, release out of pain, move freely and toward full function.

Accumulated stress and injury can cause muscles to contract unconsciously or involuntarily. Somatic movement education teaches your brain to release unconsciously contracted muscles so you can use them fully with consciousness control.

 

Gentle and Restorative Yoga

With Kathy Kelly, RYT

Fridays, April 6, 20, 27 - 6:30-7:45pm  $18 (note: 4/13 is Reiki Experience- details above)

Please preregister.

Enjoy 75 minutes of deep relaxation.  It’s the end of the week and the end of a long winter. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating 

experience!

 

Meditation

With Beth Youmans, PhD, E-RYT

Saturdays, April 7, 21, 28 - 11:30-12:30 (Special workshop on 4/14, Open to the Power of Your Energy – details above)

Drop-ins welcome.  $18

This informal class draws from the wisdom of Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodren, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sharon Salzberg among others and gives students an opportunity to experience a variety of meditation techniques. Participants are not expected to sit on the floor or to have a “blank” mind.  It is hoped that students will be open and approach meditation as a practice that can have very positive effects on body, mind and spirit.     

 

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