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Workshops, Series and Special Classes

Please register for workshops well in advance so we can prepare for you.  Full refunds issued with 48 hours cancellation.  After 48 hours we will refund you if we can fill your spot or you can give your spot to a friend.

Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday February 23 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35 

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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Inversions for Beginners

Learn the ups and Downs, Ins and Outs

With Susan Walsh Sunday, February 25 1:30 – 3:30

This workshop counts for 2 hours of continuing education requirements as determined by the Yoga Alliance.

$35

Are you curious about inversions? Would you like to explore and learn the basics or refine your technique? Susan will break down each inversion – Headstand, Handstand, Forearm Balance – into manageable pieces.  She will teach preparatory poses and supply you with tools to practice and then help you progress to your full pose.  Come experience the exhilaration of going upside down and find strength, confidence and courage.  No prior inversion practice necessary.

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Roll, Release, Restore

A Combined Workshop of Melt Method and Yoga

With Jill Slater, Sunday, March 4 4:00-5:30 PM

$35

Combining the techniques of The MELT Method, therapeutic stretching, and yoga therapy to restore your body closer to its ideal state of alignment, balance, mobility, and grace, we will use specialized soft foam rollers, therapy balls, yoga straps, blocks, and bolsters to release stress and tension from your body. You will leave feeling like you just had the most amazing massage and yoga class wrapped up in one workshop.

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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Intro to Yoga

A four week series to introduce brand new beginners to yoga

With Alison Simpson Mondays March 5, 12, 19 & 26 2018  7:30 – 8:45 PM

$80

Ever wanted to try yoga but didn’t know where to start? This is the perfect introductory series created for the brand new beginner. During this 4 week series, we will learn the ABC’s of Yoga.  There will be basic instruction in the fundamental poses, anatomy, breathing, meditation and some simple philosophy.

This series will give you a strong foundation for a yoga practice and can provide greater confidence for you to  join a regular class and start you on your way to experiencing the many benefits of yoga ranging from stress relief to improved health and well-being.  Feel the difference and consider making yoga an integral part of your life.

For those new to yoga or to yoga at Shree in particular.  All are welcome.  Advance registration required.  No refunds for missed classes.

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Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight with Live Healing Harp

With Karon Shovers and Evelyn Sivori, Friday March 9 6:30-8:00 PM

$22 or a class from your card plus $10 musician’s fee.  Reservations required.

Join our resident restorative yoga expert, Karon Shovers, for a monthly Friday “slow down and recharge” Restorative Yoga practice.   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.  Yoga will be accompanied by Evelyn’s healing harp music adding a sweet and intimate invitation to a deeper experience. 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 Karon on 917-816-2658 or email: karonyoga@gmail.com

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Shree Book Club Meeting

My Name is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

Sunday, March 11 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Free and open to all.  Read the book, bring a mug for tea and come chat with the Shree community.

 

Growing up in a dysfunctional household, Lucy Barton had a difficult childhood. Her father was abusive and while her mother loved Lucy, she was unable to protect her or her siblings from their father’s mercurial mood swings. As a result Lucy would frequently take solace in reading, which led her to realize that she wanted to become a writer. When she came of age, Lucy quickly fled the family home. Years later Lucy is hospitalized after she develops an infection following an operation. During her stay her mother comes to visit and the two reconnect after years of not speaking to one another.  A best seller, read the NY Times Review here.

 

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Friday Night: Yin Yoga Delight

With Valerie Herzog, Friday March 16 6:30 – 8:00 PM

$22 or a class from your card

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.  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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Bodymind Ballwork: The Art of Myofascial Release for the Lower Body – Hips to Feet

With Ellen Saltonstall, Sunday, March 18th 2:00 – 5:00 PM

$60

 

Bodymind Ballwork is an elegantly simple yet profound method for self-care and transformation. We use balls of varying size and texture to support, massage and stretch localized areas of the body, bringing more aliveness and relaxation to the body and mind. Often we feel stiff or tight due to restrictions in our fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds every organ, muscle and bone. The balls address the fascia directly, restoring healthy circulation of fluids and healthy internal glide between layers. Once you learn the method, it can support your health and sanity for a lifetime.  Students have raved about this work as a welcome respite from daily stress, as a targeted way to address chronic body problems, and as a low-tech, portable means of treating yourself well anywhere, anytime. Bring a yoga mat, balls will be provided for the workshop and can be purchased for home use.

Ellen Saltonstall, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is an alignment-based yoga instructor and certified yoga therapist based in New York with over 35 years of experience. She co-authored Yoga for Arthritis, 2008, and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010 with Dr. Loren Fishman. She published Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students in 2016, and her book on Bodymind Ballwork will be published in 2018. She offers yoga therapy webinars through YogaOnlineU.com, and she teaches nationally and internationally with a specialty in anatomy and therapeutics. Please visit her website at www.ellensaltonstall.com.

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Pilates Evening Mat Series

An eight week series to tone up your abs and improve posture

With Whitney Speer, 8 Mondays April 2 – May 21.  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 this series.

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Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight

With Karon Shovers, Friday April 13 6:30-8:00 PM

$22 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.   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. Please bring a yoga mat and if you have one, an eye pillow for deeper relaxation. Space is limited.

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

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Salt Cave Meditation Evening

With Chaya Spencer, Friday, April 20 7:00 – 8:00 PM

This workshop will take place at Salt of the Earth 811 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY

$50

Join Chaya at Salt of the Earth for a deeply healing and restful Salt Cave and guided Meditation experience.  At Salt of the Earth, you are surrounded by thousands of pounds of pink Himalayan salt on the walls and floor.  A generator crushes additional salt into micron sized particles and disperses it throughout the salt cave air. Breathing in the micron-sized salt particles stimulates an anti-inflammatory response, reducing irritated airways and thinning mucus in the bronchial tubes and lungs. The Salt therapy will be combined with deeper yogic breathing to enhance the benefits and a guided body scan meditation led by Chaya.  You will have the option of spending the hour:

  • Reclining in an anti-gravity chair
  • lying on the salt
  • Or, with your legs up the salt walls

Blankets and bolster provided.  You don’t need a yoga mat.  No prior yoga or meditation experience needed. Limited to 10 participants.  We will meet at the Salt Cave in Chestnut Ridge at 6:45 for our 7:00 start.  The doors will be closed at 7:00 sharp.

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Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday April 27 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35 

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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A Sound Meditation Concert

With MiaLuna Life and Yoga with Chaya Spencer, Sunday, May 6 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Live music, gentle yoga, binaural beats, guided imagery

$60

The Event

A uniquely relaxing sound experience: live instruments, binaural frequencies, gentle yoga stretches with Chaya and guided imagery. Instruments include: binaural beating, bamboo flutes, Tibetan bowls, bamboo sax, electric guitar and trumpet.  You’ll be guided through some gentle yoga to open and prepare the body, then will spend about an hour in Shavasana (wrapped in a blanket if you wish) or any comfortable pose and listen to the live music and sound vibrations.

Binaural beating uses harmonic sound algorithms to stimulate and synchronize both hemispheres of the brain. As synchronization occurs, binaural frequencies draw you into a deep meditative state. Combined with live musical elements and preceded by gentle yoga stretching, this cultivates balance and healing both mentally and physically.  To learn more about MiaLuna Life and hear their soothing music visit: https://www.facebook.com/MialunaLife/ Or listen here.

The Musicians

Jesse House has a versatile background in live and recorded sound. While recovering from cancer, Jesse shifted his focus to psychoacoustic phenomena, such as binaural beating, when he personally realized the powerful and useful effects. Originally created to aid his recovery, Jesse developed a generative music algorithm that included binaural beating. With the help of a biomedical engineer and an EMT, he proved the effectiveness of the algorithm to entrain brainwaves. Joining cofounder and trained hypnotherapist Patrick Murray, Jesse dedicated himself to perfecting the sound that would later become Mialuna Life. Jesse believes that when used properly, binaural beating coupled with music and guided suggestions is a natural alternative tool for meditation and self-healing.

Patrick Murray started his journey as a Health & Fitness Specialist 9 years ago and continues to add more healing modalities to his practice. He is a Certified Hypnotist /Mental Performance Coach through the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and graduate of the Paradox Agency for Hypnosis. Patrick is also a member of the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists, as well as a Certified Behavior Change Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. A Certified Sound Healer through the Accusound International School of Sound Healing & Holistic Therapies, Patrick is a professional musician who specializes in Bamboo Flutes, Bamboo Sax, Tibetan Bowls & Crystal Bowls.

Dan Boisits was introduced to yoga in 1994; has been practicing healing arts since 2005, and has been musically inclined his wholelife. Officially certified in Yoga in 2009. Trained in Structural Integration aka “Rolfing,” SourcePoint Therapy – which is an energy work modality – and massage since 2005. And, music has always been in his blood.

Robert Schaefer takes his unique approach for sound healing with Mia Luna, taking a sensitive approach to creating sound consumed in frequency and high vibration. His intentions are to understand the sounds we are “bathing in” and relate them to frequency, colors, and in turn cleaning or clearing our relative chakras. Robert feels that understanding and applying this information will help each of us to self-heal each other ultimately resulting in raising the vibrations of each other to grow something we have never grown before.

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Mother’s Day Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight

With Karon Shovers, Friday May 11 6:30-8:00 PM

$22 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.   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. Please bring a yoga mat and if you have one, an eye pillow for deeper relaxation. Space is limited.

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

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Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday May 18 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35 

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 Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday June 22 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35 

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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