Heart Over Head with Miles Borrero
Fri, 10/24 6:15-8:15pm
Hands Down: Arm Balances with Miles Borrero
Sat, 10/25 12:30-2:30pm
Georgia Reath brings Blue Light Yoga to JP!
Sunday, 11/9 1-3pm, $25
Boston’s own Georgia Reath makes a special appearance at JPCY! Georgia is known for her flow classes with a strong emphasis on alignment. Her smart,creative and authentic sequences are challenging yet accessible. Through the use of repetition, pranayama (or control of the breath), bandhas (or internal locks), groovy tunes, and with a deep respect for the cleansing power of sweat, her classes are designed to ease her students into a transformative space where she lovingly encourages and guides them across boundaries into unknown territory. Georgia tries hard to acknowledge and honor all transitions that occur in her classes, whether in physical poses, state of minds, or state of beings. Her intention is for students to learn and find inspiration in every class. In addition to being a certified yoga teacher, Georgia is a Columbia University trained mental health counselor, an adoring wife, and an ever-loving and ever-grateful mama.
Aligning with the Stars
In this two-hour workshop, we will explore our experiences and perspectives of familiar asanas with the intention of finding new perspectives and reactions. After a 20 minute flow to create heat, we will breakdown the alignment of six postures including trikonasana, parsvottanasana, parivritta trikonasana, janu sirsana, setu bandhasana and shalabasana as a means to provide one with a broad base of knowledge that can be applied in any posture. We will begin with outlining the universal alignment of each pose and then turn to the objective of letting go of how a pose should look or feel, and instead, search for a more authentic alignment where one finds a sense of ease and healing. We will move through intensity, resistance, and injuries to find space, clarity and peace. We will discuss the importance of finding a sustainable practice, listening to our sat guru (inner teacher), negotiating opposing energies that hold a posture together and the benefit of taking these ideas beyond the mat.
visits Saturday and Sunday 11/15-16 to offer 2 incredible Workshop experiences!
- Gain a deeper understanding of the key differences of the primary time periods in the evolution of yoga. (Vedas, Classical, Advata Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism Bhakti, and Shakta)
- Contemplate the unique Tantric concepts of ultimate freedom, evolving perfection, the power of community, infinite abundance, and eternal motion and the play of concealment and revelation
- Explore the role of desire, the ego, and illusion from a Tantric point of view
- Integrate these teachings through a creative and dynamic asana flow
- Cultivate practical tools to skillfully take back into your inquiry of day-to-day living.
Inner Quest: A day long workshop for men who love men Saturday 11/15 11:30am-9pm, $99
Through IQ Immersion you will:
- Learn about the science of awareness and cultivate conscious response vs. mindless reaction to life
- Utilize specific techniques to increase self-worth and step into your power
- Explore your multi-dimensional self including body, breath/energy, mind/emotions, and intuitive wisdom
- Dive into the three primary pillars of Positive Psychology and plant seeds for true happiness and fulfillment
- Practice conscious communication to speak your truth, listen actively, and reduce interpersonal drama
- Reawaken your inner child, let go of taxing seriousness, and have fun!!!
Through time-honored techniques gathered from Yoga, Coaching, Ancient Cultures, and the Wisdom of Nature, Inner Quest facilitates a rich voyage of self-discovery.
Gong Healing with Restorative Yoga and Guided Meditation
With Carolyn Little
Saturday, November 22, 4-6pm.
Chris Sturk uses sacred sound tools, deep listening, and intention for creative soundscapes to move energy and release barriers.
Regular class rates or memberships apply.
Join Daniel Orlansky on didgeridoo and electronics, and Stan Strickland on saxophone, flute, and percussion, as they create a sound environment that is both ethereal and of the earth. Meditative, and calling to the soul’s highest longing, their music will help remove stress and unnecessary tension, helping the student to move more deeply into effortless flow and restorative relaxation.
Jason Cohen is back playing the hang, accordion, percussion and singing. Jason will lead some sacred songs/chanting at the end of class.
Flow and Meditation
December 31st into January 1st, 10PM- 12:05AM,
You are cordially invited to our annual fabulous New Year’s Eve yoga celebration. The festivities begin with a sweaty All Levels flow, followed by a silent, centering meditation to welcome in the new year.
$30 (adv), $35 (Day of)
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New Years Day Yoga
Combining elements of vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga, Ame will guide you through a grounding sequence aimed at calming the nervous system and cultivating quiet space. Throughout class you will be encouraged to reflect on the practices of the year before and create intentions for the year to come, coupling asana with reflection and meditation.
$30 (adv), $35 (Day of)
Just prior to Yoga For Runners (weekly at 12:45,) the goal of this 30 minute session is toprovide information about optimal running alignment. Form in running is as important as form in yoga. Incorporating proper foot-strike, stabilizing posture, purposeful use of the arms and legs, stride length, and optimal breathing are some of the components involved in form. The bio-mechanics of running will be deconstructed in this free runners clinic.
Move. Flow. Dance.
New Saturday workshop series with Carey McKinley
First 3 Saturdays in October, Oct. 4,11,18, 1:30-3:00pmThis is a dance class with a strong yoga flair. Learn flow sequences and new movements, built on the foundation of breath. Open, close, push, yield, twist, fold, sway and more. Step off the mat and move through sequences 3-dimensionally. Experienc