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Workshops, Series and Special Classes

Monthly Mellow Restorative Yoga by Candlelight:  Spring Awakenings

With Karon Shovers, Friday, March 17th  6:30- 8:00  PM

$20 or a class from your card.  Reservations required.

Join our resident restorative yoga expert, Karon Shovers, for a monthly Friday “slow down and recharge” Restorative Yoga practice focusing on Spring, renewal and awakening to our own hearts. Karon will guide you through a series of restorative yoga poses, using bolsters, blankets and belts.  Each pose will be held to encourage a safe, deep opening and a soothing release by candlelight.  Please bring a yoga mat and if you have one, an eye pillow for deeper relaxation.

Space is limited.  Reserve your spot by texting or calling Karon on 917-816-2658 or email: karonyoga@gmail.com

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Friday Night: Aligned Yin

With Valerie Herzog, Friday March 24  7:00 – 8:30 PM

$20 or one class from your card, no reservations.

Aligned Yin is an introspective practice that offers a chance to turn inward and nurture the calm, quiet center that is innate in all of us. It is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity and allows you to transition to your weekend in a most ease-full way. Yin Yoga with its longer holdings of yogic postures, is designed to work deep into the connective tissue to activate changes and releases at the most profound level.  Using passive postures with holdings of 1-5 minutes, it challenges you to find peace in stillness. Our Aligned Yin practice will involve more alignment than is typical for a Yin Yoga practice to assure your practice remains safe and most effective.  This Friday night class will enhance your experience and understanding of the focus, attentiveness, and mindfulness that practicing yoga gives.  Suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced students.

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Friday Night: Slow Flow Down

With Susan Walsh, Friday March 31  6:30 -8:00 PM

$20 or one class from your card, no reservations.

Friday evening, time to de-stress and release tension from the work week. Join us for a 90 minute class, work out the tension and stress from the week with a flow practice and enjoy the release with a gentle and slow, meditative finale.

This is an all level aligned flow practice followed by slower, gentle supported asanas incorporating pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. Active start, slow finish….ahhhh.

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Pilates Mat Class: 8 Week Evening Series

With Whitney Speer  Mondays April 2 – May 22, 7:30-8:30 PM

$145

 Pilates Mat blends yoga, body strengthening exercises and stretching to align and balance all of the muscle groups creating a stronger, leaner and more flexible body. The class includes deep breathing techniques, flowing, precise movements geared to strengthen the core including the seat, stomach, inner thighs, and pelvic floor. Pilates Mat can lead to improved posture, reduced back pain, as well as increased flexibility and mobility in all the joints.  Beginners welcome. Sorry, no refunds or make ups for missed classes in a series.

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The Repose in the Heart

Introduction to Meditation in the Tantric Yoga Tradition
With Elizabeth Doberneck, Friday, April 7th  7:00- 8:30  PM

$22 or a class from your card.

Meditation in the Tantric tradition is a process of easefuly settling deep inside one’s self, of opening up and illuminating what is not ordinarily available to us in the normal course of every day life, a most intimate space inside ourselves; a source place of natural and spontaneous knowing, creativity, and healing.  During this evening we will explore the beautiful and inspiring teachings of the Tantric Yoga tradition which lay out a technology of consciousness that allows for the systematic access to this source place within.  From this vantage point of understanding we will then begin an initial exploration of meditation.  We’ll perform a sequence of gentle practices that permit the natural harmonizing of the body and mind to allow awareness to settle more easily.  These practices have absolutely no negative side effects and are available to both advanced practitioners and beginners.

“The seers, searching in their own hearts with wisdom,

discovered the connection of being in non-being.”

Rg Veda, 10.29

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Transcendental Breathwork Workshop

With Megan Gouldner  Friday, April 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

$45 in advance, $50 at the door

For thousands of years Yogis, Sages and Shamans have used systems of breath work for mastering fear, healing illness and attaining states of enlightenment. In this workshop, Megan will guide you through a powerful technique: a safe conscious-connected breath cycle to help stimulate the body’s natural ability to cleanse itself and heal limiting thought patterns and belief systems trapped within our cellular memory.  Some benefits include:

  • 70% of biochemical toxins are removed from the body through the breath. Conscious Breathing is a detox.
  • Conscious Connected Breathing helps balance the hemispheres of the brain, enhancing the endocrine, nervous and cardiorespiratory systems.
  • This technique supports emotional integration

Join us as we celebrate the Wheel of the Year, breathing into the magnificent power of Spring invoking new life, a rebirth and the remembrance of the that which you already are. We look forward to breathing with you!  Bring a yoga mat and a cozy blanket.

Megan Gouldner is a Non-Verbal Communication Specialist, Seminar Leader and an Alternative Medicine Practitioner. She has created an eclectic system of Bodywork based on the Collard Method – combining the observation of Body Language, Structural Integration, Energy Healing and Intuition.  The breath is a powerful tool for transformation. Learning to access its power is a gift, one I am honored to share. If you have further questions, feel free to email Megan at: artoflistening@me.com

 

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Monthly Mellow Restorative Yoga, Live Healing Harp Music & Candlelight:

Earth Day Awareness

With Karon Shovers and harpist Evelyn Sivori
Friday April 21  6:30- 8:00  PM

$22 or a class from your card.  $10 cash additional musician fee at the door.   Reservations required.

The Monthly Mellow is a Friday night “slow down and recharge” Restorative Yoga practice set to soothing candlelight.  The April class will feature live, peaceful harp music to transport all your senses, body and mind into deep relaxation. Take time and refresh your energy and your body with a mix of gentle stretches, supported postures, breathing and mediation. This class will calm and energize organs and muscles and heal the effects of chronic stress; leaving you with a sense of well being and balance.

Space is limited.  Reserve your spot by texting or calling Karon on 917-816-2658 or email: karonyoga@gmail.com

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Anusara Master Class: Demystifying Chaturanga

With Rachel Dewan, Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor
Sunday, April 23  2:30 – 4:00 PM
$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Often skipped over as a pose and taught rather as a movement that takes us from plank to cobra in a vinyasa flow sequence, Chaturanga Dandasana is one of the most powerful and transformative postures in the yoga asana syllabus.  Learning to safely practice this pose is key for safe transitions, and provides strength, stability and power to the upper body as preparation for many arm balancing postures.  This workshop will look at different approaches to this pivotal pose, ways to build up to it, and ways modify when necessary so you can perform this pose optimally for your body, all set to great music and lower body tips as well so we don’t get too tired out!  We’ll look at the poses that build up to it and the ones that come so much more easily once it is mastered. Open to all levels, some yoga experience a plus.

Monthly Melt: Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday April 28  6:00- 7:30  PM

$30 or a class from your card.    Reservations required.

Once a month we are offering The Monthly Melt, a 90 minute class designed to give your entire body a deep and thorough massage.
We will use MELT techniques and tools to release chronic tension and tightness in the fascia and muscles.  Working systematically through various areas of the body, Jill will lead us through a series of simple movements using MELT therapy balls and a specialized foam roller. This method helps bring your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, releasing and re-hydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system.

No prior yoga experience needed.  Suitable for all body types and ages.  Balls and rollers will be provided for your use.  Bring a yoga mat and water.   As seen on Dr. Oz.

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Shree Field Trip to Ananda Ashram

Sunday, April 30

Close by, in Monroe NY, there is a lovely ashram set in nature on a lake. An ashram is a place of refuge, dedicated to the practice of yoga, meditation and spirituality.  Join Valerie and the Shree Kula for a field trip up to the ashram for yoga, lunch, exploration – any or all.

Here is the optional schedule:

11:00am Anusara Yoga flow class taught by Elias ($15)

12:30pm Delicious home cooked vegetarian lunch ($10)

2:00pm Guided tour and 30 minute gentle hike, weather permitting
3:00pm Gift shop stop

  • Those wanting to take the yoga class meet at Shree at 10:00 to carpool.
  • Those wanting to just go for lunch and the afternoon, meet at Shree at 11:30 to carpool
  • Those preferring to drive on their own and meet us there are most welcome as well.

Reservations and Questions: The Ashram would like to know by April 28 how many are coming for the yoga class, and how many are coming for lunch.  All fees will be paid directly to Ananada Ashram on site.  To reserve: sign up at the Shree desk by April 28, or email Valerie at valerieyogi@yahoo.com  with Shree/Ananda in the subject line.

Address:

AnandaAshram

13 Sapphire Rd,

Monroe, NY 10950

http://www.anandaashram.org/

 

If you’d like to just meet us there either for the yoga class or just for lunch and tour, here is a link to the directions: http://www.anandaashram.org/TravelDirections

 

Shree Yoga Book Group

Sunday, May 7 4:00 – 6:00 pm

No charge

Shree Yoga has formed a book club!  You are invited to join us for stimulating conversation, tea and cookies at our next meeting which will be held at the Shree Yoga  on Sunday, May 7th, from 4 to 6 p.m.  We will be discussing the book, Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton.  Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share (but absolutely not necessary) and a mug for tea (hot water and tea bags will be provided).  Please let us know if you’re coming by emailing BookClub@ShreeYoga.com 

We encourage you to come with your ideas and recommendations for future readings.  This new activity is another way to be enriched by our special community.  We look forward to your participation.  If you are not able to join us this time, but wish to be added to our mailing list for future notices, feel free to sign up.

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Monthly Mellow

With Karon Shovers, Friday May 12 6:30 – 8:00  PM

$22 or a class from your card.    Reservations required.

Enjoy May floral fragrances for a Mother’s Day Monthly Mellow

Bring your Mom or bring yourself and join our resident restorative yoga expert, Karon Shovers, for a monthly Friday “slow down and recharge” Restorative Yoga practice honoring the Mother. Envelope yourself with cooling herbs and May floral essences for Mother’s Day.  Take time and refresh your energy and your body with a mix of gentle stretches, supported postures, breathing and mediation.  This class will calm and energize organs and muscles and heal the effects of chronic stress; leaving you with a sense of well being and balance.  Karon will guide you through a series of restorative yoga poses, using bolsters, blankets and belts.  Each pose will be held to encourage a safe, deep opening and a soothing release by candlelight.

Space is limited.  Reserve your spot by texting or calling Karon on 917-816-2658.

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Monthly Melt: Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday May 19  6:00- 7:30  PM

$30 or a class from your card.    Reservations required.

Once a month we are offering The Monthly Melt, a 90 minute class designed to give your entire body a deep and thorough massage. We will use MELT techniques and tools to release chronic tension and tightness in the fascia and muscles.  Working systematically through various areas of the body, Jill will lead us through a series of simple movements using MELT therapy balls and a specialized foam roller. This method helps bring your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, releasing and re-hydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system. No prior yoga experience needed.  Suitable for all body types and ages.  Balls and rollers will be provided for your use.  Bring a yoga mat and water.   As seen on Dr. Oz.

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Monthly Melt: Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday June 9  6:00- 7:30  PM

$30 or a class from your card.    Reservations required.

Once a month we are offering The Monthly Melt, a 90 minute class designed to give your entire body a deep and thorough massage. We will use MELT techniques and tools to release chronic tension and tightness in the fascia and muscles.  Working systematically through various areas of the body, Jill will lead us through a series of simple movements using MELT therapy balls and a specialized foam roller. This method helps bring your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, releasing and re-hydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system. No prior yoga experience needed.  Suitable for all body types and ages.  Balls and rollers will be provided for your use.  Bring a yoga mat and water.   As seen on Dr. Oz.

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