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Workshops, Series and Special Classes

Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday September 8 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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Shree Yoga Book Group

Sunday, September 10th  4:00 – 6:00 pm

No charge

The Shree Yoga Studio book group will be meeting on Sunday, September 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.  We will be discussing, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” by Joan Didion.

  • “Life changes fast.
  • Life changes in an instant.
  • You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”

Robert Pinsky, of the New York Times, in his 2005 review, states, “I NEED to explain here that ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ is not a downer. On the contrary. Though the material is literally terrible, the writing is exhilarating and what unfolds resembles an adventure narrative: a forced expedition into those “cliffs of fall” identified by Hopkins. As in Didion’s previous writing, her sense of timing, sentence by sentence and in the arrangement of scenes, draws the reader forward. Her manner is deadpan funny, slicing away banality with an air that is ruthless yet meticulous.”

There has been very strong interest in our Shree Book Club and meetings have been very well-attended.  We have read and discussed, “Siddhartha,” by Herman Hesse, “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho, “The Love Warrior,” by Glennon Doyle Melton, and “Traveling Mercies” by Anne Lamott.  Our discussions have been insightful, intelligent, generous and heart-warming.

Please join us, if not this time, perhaps the next.  Feel free to bring a snack to share, but this is not necessary.  Tea, water and light refreshments will be provided.  Please just come, no need to register in advance.  The book club is another way to be enriched by our special community.  We look forward to your participation at any point.

Pilates Evening Mat Series

A seven week series to tone up your abs and improve posture

With Whitney Speer, Mondays September 11, 18, 25, & October 2, 16, 23 and 30.  7:30 – 8:30 PM

$135

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.  No class on Columbus Day.

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Inversions for Beginners

Learn the ups and Downs, Ins and Outs

With Susan Walsh Sunday, September 24 1:30 – 3:30

$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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Yoga Spa

Gentle Yoga, Massage, Reiki & Aromatherapy

With Chaya Spencer and Karyn Petersen  Sunday, September 24th 4:30 – 6:00 PM

$60

Limited to 10 students  

Join us for a private group session like no other.  Limited to ten students, this unique approach aims at healing through profound relaxation and gentle hands on movement and energy work. Your candlelit session occurs in three in-place phases:

  • Yoga: a customized, gentle practice
  • Restorative Yoga: with Aromatherapy to increase relaxation
  • Massage and Reiki: with massage therapist and Reiki Master Karyn Petersen during the restorative and shavasana segments.

Each phase will move you deeper into a state of profound relaxation where healing can occur. Participants leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

I found the Healing Yoga workshop to be a wonderful experience. I could sense that you and the massage therapist shared a real desire to bring comfort and wellness to the participants-whether it be from your calming space, starting Om’s, the yoga postures, the massages, reiki or the essential oils-it was a feast for all our senses! I had to laugh at how quickly the massage therapist sized up my needs and I certainly felt I was in professional caring hands. I would definitely attend another similiar workshop. ~ M.R.

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Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday October 6th 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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Yoga for Autoimmune Disorders

With Karon Shovers, Sunday October 8 3:30 – 5:30

$35

Autoimmune Disorders are complex health issues, and treatment requires a nuanced approach coordinated by health care professionals. Yoga, while not a magic bullet, can address some of the shared challenges, both physical and mental. It is known that moderate exercise, like yoga, can reduce inflammation in the body, which is common with autoimmune disease, and give you a sense of calm and well-being that lowers your body’s production of the physical and mental stressors that compromise the immune system.

In this workshop you will learn poses that will stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (the calming influence) which reduces the body’s stress response.  This has a profound effect on the immune system.

The workshop will include active postures, gentle stretches, restorative yoga and meditation to assist the mind and the body in reducing stress hormones that promote inflammation. This class is appropriate for students with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome and other autoimmune diseases.

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Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight

With Karon Shovers, Friday October 20 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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Meditation Course

A Foundational Course for a Lifetime of Natural Easeful Meditation

With Elizabeth Doberneck Friday or Saturday, October 27 or 28 1:30 – 6:00 (Session 1 is an individual 2 hour session by appointment) and Sunday, October 29 2:00 – 6:00 (Session 2 is a group session)

$465

Neelakantha Meditation is a profoundly effective practice of deep meditation. Governed by the principle of effortlessness, it allows anyone to ease-fully glide inside to experience deep states of restfulness and to access the source-place of insight, creativity and healing. Many people who have struggled to meditate in the past are delighted to discover how smoothly and deeply they are able to meditate after learning this method. Neelakantha Meditation is simple to learn and practice.  Read more here.

Roll, Release, Restore

A Combined Workshop of Melt Method and Yoga

With Jill Slater, Saturday, November 4th 3:00-5:30 PM

$50

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 November 6, 13, 20 &27 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 with Healing Harp Music Set to Candlelight

With Karon Shovers and Evelyn Sivori, Friday November 10 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. The November class will include 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.

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

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Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight

With Karon Shovers, Friday December 1 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 January 26th 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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