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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 Mellow: Restorative Yoga with Live Healing Harp Music

With Karon Shovers and Therapeutic Harpist Evelyn Sivori, Friday November 16 6:30-8:00 PM

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

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. Each pose will be held to encourage a safe, deep opening and a soothing release by candlelight.  Yoga will be accompanied by Evelyn’s healing harp music adding a sweet and intimate invitation to a deeper experience.

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

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Ocean Waves Meditation

Featuring Yoga, Reiki, Acupressure, Guided Meditation and Chamomile Tea

With Evie Salerno Friday, November 30 7:00 – 8:00 PM

$25

Evie has created an evening of complete rejuvenation by blending Yoga, Reiki, Acupressure and Meditation together, giving you the ultimate in relaxation. The class begins with a relaxing blue ocean waves animation on the ceiling, accompanied by gentle Acu-Yoga stretches (simple stretches like cat cow to open the body). From there we move into a guided meditation in Shavasana and short Reiki and Acupressure session on each participant (you can opt out). Herb tea and water will be offered at the end to sip quietly while you savor the experience. This evening is a perfect recipe for finding balance and inner peace. Open to all levels.  No prior yoga or meditation experience needed.

Evie, originally from Bournemouth, England, began her journey with Reiki and Meditation 6 years ago whilst working professionally as an actress and singer. She developed a passion for helping her fellow dancers with injuries and anxieties and wanted to pursue this more seriously.  She trained with Holistic Passages to Reiki Master Level and studied Meditation with Transformation Meditation.

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Salt Cave Meditation Evening 

With Jackie Owen, Friday, December 7 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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

$50

Join Jackie 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 and yoga nidra, led by Jackie Owen.  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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Yoga Philosophies and History: Creating Freedom

With Rachel Dewan, Friday December 7  6:30 – 9:30 pm

$45

Why do we experience ourselves as limited? Why are most of us are stuck in this time and space feeling separate, alone and constantly comparing ourselves to others?  This class looks at a wide range of philosophical concepts including The Guru and Studentship, the 5 cycles of creation, Maya and the gunas – concepts that explain why we experience limitation in our lives.  Explore what Self-Realization means to you and how we can judge our progress on the spiritual path.

Study the key concepts of the various philosophies, read key Indian scriptures, and explore a realm of concepts and views you may have never dreamed of. Study alongside our Teacher Trainees and dive into the heart of yoga.  Bring a note book and pen.  No prior yoga experience required.  This is a sit down lecture and discussion, we won’t be doing any physical yoga asana.

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Men’s Yoga Introductory Series

A 4-week evening introduction to yoga for men by an experienced certified male yoga instructor

With Terry Cotter, Mondays January 7, 14, 21 & 28  7:30 – 8:45 PM

$80

Are you curious about yoga and how you might benefit from it? Do you already have a yoga practice you’d like to renew or build on? This series of classes is designed specifically for men interested in learning how to practice yoga safely and effectively so you can work at your peak performance. You’ll be guided through basic concepts, learn and refine a variety of poses with emphasis on good alignment and optimal form. You will learn how to move with the breath, as well as techniques to find balance and flexibility.

Sorry, no refunds or make ups for missed classes in this series.

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The Yoga Sutra Part 1: Yoga Philosophy Studies 

With Elizabeth Doberneck, Friday January 11  6:30 – 9:30 pm

$45

The Yoga Sutra is the seminal text on yoga composed at the beginning of the Common Era and divided into four chapters.  Begin with a brief historical overview of where the Yoga Sutra fit into the greater scheme of yoga philosophy.  Then plunge into the first chapter or pada of the Yoga Sutra itself and explore a detailed system of complete psychological transformation and comprehensive explanation of the final yogic attainment.

Preparation: obtain a copy of the Yoga Sutra and read the introduction and the first pada.  Bring a notebook and pen.

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Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight – Pajama Night!

With Karon Shovers, Friday January 18 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.  Cozy pajama attire optional so you can go home and climb straight into bed.

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

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The Monthly Melt Method: Low Back, Hips & Legs

With Jill Slater Friday, January 25 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35

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 Book Club Meeting

The Spiral Staircase

by Karen Armstrong

Sunday, January 27 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.

Gripping, revelatory, and inspirational, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary account of an astonishing spiritual journey. In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, eager to meet God. After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. But convent life had profoundly altered her, and coping with the outside world and her expiring faith proved to be excruciating. Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness–diagnosed only years later as epilepsy—marked her forever as an outsider. In her own mind she was a complete failure: as a nun, as an academic, and as a normal woman capable of intimacy. Her future seemed very much in question until she stumbled into comparative theology. What she found, in learning, thinking, and writing about other religions, was the ecstasy and transcendence she had never felt as a nun.

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Yoga for Inflammation

With Karon Shovers Sunday, February 2  from 3:30 – 5:30 pm

$35 Early bird before 10/8, $45 after 10/8

Inflammation in the body is a natural process of the immune system responding to infection, injury, stress, and more.  Caring for the body and mind through yoga and breathing and reducing stress, can protect against chronic inflammation.  This workshop will incorporate postures and methods that will stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (the calming influence) which can reduce the body’s stress response.  In addition, you will learn about the Relaxation Response and how yoga, meditation and breath can elicit a resting state that has a proven effect on inflammation in the body.

This workshop is designed for all levels and is open to anyone with auto immune diseases, allergy or asthma, celiac or other chronic inflammation disorders.

Space is limited.  Questions: Karon on 917-816-2658 or email: karonyoga@gmail.com

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Pilates Evening Mat Series

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

With Whitney Speer, 11 Mondays February 4 – April 15 7:30 – 8:30 PM

$210

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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Intro to Yoga

A four week series to introduce brand new beginners to yoga

With Alison Simpson Mondays February 4, 11, 18 & 25 2019  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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The Yoga Sutra Part 2: Yoga Philosophy Studies 

With Elizabeth Doberneck, Friday February 8  6:30 – 9:30 pm

$45

The Yoga Sutra is the seminal text on yoga composed at the beginning of the Common Era and divided into four chapters Continue the study of the Yoga Sutra by delving into the second and third padas (chapters) to explore the 8 limbs or Ashtanga Yoga system, the five Kleshas or afflictions of the human condition, and practices to move beyond these challenges.

Preparation:
Read the 2nd pada and the beginning of the 3rd.  If you are so inclined, read the remainder of the book.  While it is helpful to take Yoga Sutras Part 1 (Friday January 11) before this class, it is not a requirement.

Study alongside our Teacher Trainees and dive into the heart of yoga.

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Bodymind Ballwork: The Art of Myofascial Release 

With Ellen Saltonstall, Sunday, February 24th 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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Journey to the Heart: An Anusara Yoga Retreat

With Chaya Spencer, Jackie Prete, Tiffany Wood and John Seelye

April 5–7, 2019 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA

For all students with min. 1 year of experience with any style of yoga and yoga teachers.

Calling all dedicated yogis for a journey into the heart of Anusara® Yoga! Four of Anusara’s most skilled and passionate leaders are uniting for a powerful weekend of asana, kirtan, and community-building practices. Come sharpen your skills, connect with others, and be a voice for the method you love.

Join the kula—a Sanskrit word meaning community—and celebrate 21 years of Anusara Yoga. This retreat includes five asana practices, daily morning meditation, yoga nidra, and kirtan. Kindle or rediscover your passion for this life-affirming practice as you learn

  • The latest refinements of Anusara Yoga methodology
  • Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment™
  • How to integrate the wisdom teachings of nondual tantra into your life, on and off the mat.

Step into the current of grace and awaken to your highest potential as you celebrate and further unify the vision of Anusara Yoga.

Details and registration here.

Pilates Evening Mat Series

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

With Whitney Speer, 12 Mondays April 29 – July 29 (no class Memorial Day or July 1)

7:30 – 8:30 PM

$225

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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