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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 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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Melt Method Workshop: Low Back, Hips & Legs

With Jill Slater Friday, January 25 6:00 – 7:30 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, and various equipment 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.

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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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Northern Lights Meditation 

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

With Evie Salerno Sunday, January 27 6:30 – 7:45 pm PM

$25 **ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT** See our next even on 2/22

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 northern lights 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.  Download Evie’s meditation book here.

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Yoga for Inflammation

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

$35 Early Bird before 12/20, $42 after 12/20

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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Salt Cave Meditation Evening 

With Jackie Owen, Friday, February 8 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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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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Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight with Hand Reflexology

With Karon Shovers and Jan Jeremias, Friday February 15 6:30-8:00 PM

$22 or a class from your card plus $8 for reflexology treatment.  Reservations required. Limited to 12 participants.

Join Karon and guest teacher Jan Jeremias for a special treat: restorative yoga by candlelight combined with hand reflexology. This class seeks to calm and energize organs and muscles and heal the effects of chronic stress; leaving you with a sense of well being and balance. As you relax in restorative poses, your body supported by bolsters and blankets, Jan will give each person a hand massage/reflexology treatment with essential oils. 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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Ocean Waves Meditation 

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

With Evie Salerno Friday, February 22 6:30 – 7:45 pm 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. Download Evie’s meditation book here.

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Bodymind Ballwork: The Art of Myofascial Release 

With Ellen Saltonstall, Sunday, February 24th 2:00 – 5:00 PM

$55 before 12/17, $65 after 12/17

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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Melt Method Workshop: Upper Body – Shoulders, Neck, Back Release

With Jill Slater Friday, March 1 6:00 – 7:30 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, and various equipment 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.

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Free Your Pelvis: Using Yoga and Breath Awareness for Pelvic Floor Health

With Karon Shovers Sunday, March 3 3:30 – 5:30 pm

$42

The pelvis is the cornerstone of the body.  It’s what carries us through our day, brings us great pleasure and can also be the cause of discomfort in our lower backs.  Many of us are overwhelmed and confused about the pelvic floor and often wonder at the mystery of it.

In addition to explaining the basic anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles, we will explore practical yoga postures and breathing techniques to awaken and engage the pelvic floor. We will learn how the coordination of movement and breath can both strengthen and relax key muscles of our core.  Most importantly, we will normalize the conversation about pelvic health and improve women’s knowledge and awareness of her pelvic floor muscles while breathing and practicing yoga.  Suitable for all levels and abilities.  No prior yoga experience needed.

Therapy ball included for you to take home with you.

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Salt Cave Meditation Evening 

With Jackie Owen, Friday, March 8 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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Monthly Mellow: Spring Equinox – Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight 

With Karon Shovers, Friday March 15 6:30-8:00 PM

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

The Spring Equinox, the moment of balance between the light of day and the dark of night is March 20, 5:58 pm  The days leading up to the Spring Equinox provide an opportunity to use conscious relaxation and meditation to focus on what you would like to create or invoke in the next natural cycle. As the days grow longer under the light of the sun, we will focus our energy on the transition from a dark, inward-looking cycle to a new  light-filled and outward cycle.  This Restorative Yoga practice will support your transition into the next season through gentle stretches, supported postures, breathing and mediation.  Each pose will be held to encourage a safe, deep opening and a soothing release by candlelight.

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

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Northern Lights Meditation 

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

With Evie Salerno Friday, March 22 6:30 – 7:45 pm 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 northern lights 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. Download Evie’s meditation book here.

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Shree Book Club Meeting

The Heart

by Maylis de Kerangal

Sunday, March 31 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.

We open this novel with the understanding that there will be death. It is a certainty. A story about a heart transplant is impossible without this inevitable equation: One body must give, and one must receive. From the first line of the French writer Maylis de Kerangal’s layered, meditative novel, we know that 19-year-old ­Simon Limbres will lose his heart. Read more about this wonderful book here.

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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.

Melt Method Workshop: Low Back, Hips & Legs

With Jill Slater Friday, April 12 6:00 – 7:30 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, and various equipment 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.

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Salt Cave Meditation Evening 

With Jackie Owen, Friday, April 12 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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Ocean Waves Meditation 

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

With Evie Salerno Sunday, April 14 7:00 – 8:15 pm 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. Download Evie’s meditation book here.

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

With Karon Shovers and Evelyn Sivori, Friday April 26 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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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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Melt Method Workshop: Upper Body – Shoulders, Neck, Back Release

With Jill Slater Friday, May 10 6:00 – 7:30 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, and various equipment 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.

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Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga Set to Candlelight – With Soothing Aromatherapy

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

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

Join our resident restorative yoga expert, Karon Shovers, for an essential oil, scent-filled Friday “slow down and recharge” Restorative Yoga practice.   Envelope yourself with the fragrances of healing herbs and essences to help soothe your senses and relax your body.   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.

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

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Melt Method Workshop: Low Back, Hips & Legs

With Jill Slater Friday, June 14 6:00 – 7:30 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, and various equipment 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.

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