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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.

Salt Cave Meditation Evening

With Jackie Owen, Friday, June 15 7:00 – 8:00 PM

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

$50 Only 1 place left – register today

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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Shree Book Club Meeting

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Sunday, September 16 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.

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others.

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Intro to Yoga

A four week series to introduce brand new beginners to yoga

With Alison Simpson Mondays September 17 & 24, October 2 & 9  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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Inversions for Beginners

Learn the ups and Downs, Ins and Outs of Headstand and Handstand

With Susan Walsh Sunday, September 23 2:00 – 4:00

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 both Headstand and Handstand into manageable pieces.  She will teach preparatory poses and supply you with tools to practice, techniques for getting kicking up into each pose, 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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Bodymind Ballwork: The Art of Myofascial Release 

With Ellen Saltonstall, Sunday, September 30th 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

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

With Whitney Speer, 9 Mondays October 15 – December 10  7:30 – 8:30 PM

$170

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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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 – 8:30 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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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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Pilates Evening Mat Series

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

With Whitney Speer, 12 Mondays March 4 – May 20 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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