World AIDS Day Benefit Class
Saturday, 12/13 4:30-6:30pm,
Alana has been working in the field of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2008 and has been looking for a way to combine her two worlds, yoga and public health, and get involved in the epidemic at a domestic level. Join her for this all-levels class during which Frankie Derosa and his group IVORY will be sharing the live sounds of the flute, sarod and tabla.
Regular class rates apply. Donations for AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts are encouraged in addition to your regular class pass.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day started in 1988, was the first ever global health day. It is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
All proceeds for this class will go to AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (www.aac.org). AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, advocating at the city, state, and federal levels for fair and effective AIDS policies, conducting cutting edge HIV prevention programs, and providing health and wellness services to people already living with HIV. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action is New England’s largest AIDS service organization. Their work – in conjunction with partners around the state – has given Massachusetts one of the best track records in tackling this epidemic.
Gong Healing with Restorative Yoga
and Guided Meditation
With Carolyn Little
Saturday, November 22, 4-6pm.
A restorative class themed around the connection of the heart, Anahata chakra, and the third eye, Ajna chakra. During class Chris Sturk will be sharing the sounds of the gong with specific frequencies to raise the vibrational state of these two chakras, connecting heart, mind, and intuition. These soundscapes are sonic environments used for relaxation, meditation and healing.
Chris Sturk uses sacred sound tools, deep listening, and intention for creative soundscapes to move energy and release barriers.
NADA YOGA: On the first Sunday of each month we invite a new artist to play as you practice in our Flow and Restore evening class. As with all our F&R classes, expect to move your body through a slow flowing vinyasa for the first half of class, then winding down into deeply relaxing and restorative poses for closing.
Regular class rates or memberships apply.
Jason Cohen is back playing the hang, accordion, percussion and singing. Jason will lead some sacred songs/chanting at the end of class.
New Year’s Eve, Midnight Magic:
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)
Sign Up and Celebrate!
The Art of Introspection & Intent:
New Years Day Yoga
January 1st 4:30PM- 6:30PM,
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)
FREE Runners Alignment Clinic
First Sunday of Each Month, 12-12:30pm
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 class series with Carey McKinley
Running through December 13th, 1:30-3pm Oct. 4,11,18, 1:30-3:00pm
This 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. Experience yoga through the art of dance.
JP resident, Carey McKinley is an inter-disciplinary artist with a classical dance background. She has extensive training and practice in classical ballet, modern and post-modern dance, yoga, Pilates, improvisation, composition, and partnering acrobatics. Her studies and practice in Iyengar Yoga with Janet Lilly, Irene Dowd Sequences, Floor Barre with Marcus Schulkind, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Pilates and dance all inform this class.
$15 walk-in or use your JPCY membership. All levels welcome. Bring socks, long yoga pants, and a long sleeves 2nd layer.