Beginner Yoga Workshop Series
With Nadine Channaoui, Four Saturdays: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, and 5/2 at 1pm – 2:30pm
Week 1: Stand Tall: defining proper alignment from the ground up
Week 2: Unwind the spine: mobilize the back through twists and backbends
Week 3: Shoulder openers: stretch and strengthen the muscles of the upper body
Week 4: Forming an inversions practice: The 101 of getting upside-down
This 4-week series is designed specifically for those who are brand new to the practice of yoga as well as those who wish to get “back to basics” in an open and exploratory environment. Structural alignment of yoga postures will be explained in detail at a manageable pace to the beginning yoga student. Throughout the 4-week series, students will be invited to ask questions, to incorporate breathing techniques, and to explore the benefits of each poses within their own body.
Sign Up $95
with Carolyn Little
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.
Next NADA is April 5th with musicians Hannah Christianson and Hillary Reynolds
Hannah and Hillary are two songwriters hailing from the Midwest joining forces on a musical journey to explore the healing and heart opening power of music, meditation, yoga, and travel. In this class, they will be playing a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, viola, percussion, flute, and tibetan singing bowl, as well as sharing their lovely voices.
with Daniel Max
Spring is the season of rebirth. For thousands of years, practicing yogis have chosen this season to focus on cleansing the body. Yoga postures, drinking water, and mindful healthy eating all help to restore and maintain the body. The spring detox is a focused opportunity to deep clean by extracting toxins from the liver, intestine and blood stream.
Join this 7-day guided spring cleanse and explore the unique benefits of a plant-based diet. We will meet as a group three times. The first meeting is 2 days before the start of your cleanse. In this meeting we review how the cleanse works, why it works, and what we will do. The second two meetings occur during the cleanse. These sessions are intended to provide support, answers to your questions and supply you with an understanding of this process. Using a food based cleansing approach (no products needed!) gives participants a viable platform for healthy eating moving forward.
4/21 Tues. 7:30pm- 8:30pm (+ free 6pm yoga)
4/26 Sun. 12:45pm- 1:45pm (+ free 11:15am yoga)
4/28 Tues. 7:30pm -8:30pm (+ free 6pm yoga)
PLUS! Stay after our Sunday meeting for an optional FREE ACUPUNCTURE SESSION, 4/26 Sun. 2-3pm.
Dates of cleanse: 4/23-4/29 (Thursday- Wednesday)
Tuition (includes 3 specified yoga classes):
$160 per person
$140 each, if signing up with a friend (not available online)
$120, if you’ve cleansed with us before (not available online)
Sign up $160
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
with Joe Barnett
Weekend One: April 24th -26th
Weekend Two: May 1st – 3rd
What is Yin Yoga?
The practice of Yin Yoga attends to the body’s connective tissue as well as to muscle. In Yin, we hold a pose for 3-7 minutes, with the aid of props or other supports to keep it comfortable. This allows the muscles to relax and the deeper layers of connective tissue, surrounding our muscles and joints, to therapeutically stretch, stimulate and strengthen.
The alignment is functional and organic: We listen to our bodies and lead ourselves into the shape that follows the natural contours of our spine, pelvis and hips.
An Introduction to Teaching a Practice of Surrender
In this training, we will analyze, observe and practice all of these elements of Yin Yoga in depth. We will study the anatomy of bones, schematics of muscle lines and their corresponding meridians. Expect an interactive, hands-on study of each other with anatomical range of motion (ROM). The study culminates in a truer understanding of the the infinite variety of human bodies and an understanding of why every posture should be modified to the individual. We’ll cover the basic techniques to help guide each Yin Yoga student with their unique skeletal structures into the appropriate asana for them.
- Interactive hands-on study of anatomy
- Exploration of Yin postures, their variations and modifications
- Understanding sensation: Tension vs Compression, Muscle vs Fascia, Physical vs Subtle Energy
- Sequencing for a Yin class
- Assisting and adjusting in Yin Yoga
- Communication: When to listen/observe, when to speak/lead
- The Subtle Body: Chakras/Meridians and the Water Channels of the Body.
Hours of Each Weekend:
Friday, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday, 11am – 7pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Sunday, 11:30 – 530 (with 1 hour lunch break)
$500 Before April 1st, $550 thereafter
Joe Barnett, ERYT-500, has been teaching for over a decade and has certifications in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Acro Yoga.
His primary focus of study is Functional Anatomy for Yoga and all forms of movement. Joe is a senior student of Paul Grilley, a true Yogi Scientist who is largely responsible for the current rise in the popularity of Yin Yoga and Functional Anatomy.
Joe now travels nationally and internationally year round, assisting his teacher as well as offering his own presentations at studios and conferences all over the world. www.joebarnettyoga.com
LIVE MUSIC Wednesday May 13th @ 6pm
Alana Brennan is joined by Hannah Christianson
Hannah Christianson was born smiling, or so her mother says. Growing up in a lively family of seven, the young Hannah learned to perceive the world and art in her own unique way. Even at a very early age, Hannah became enamored with the piano and immersed herself into jazz and piano-based pop music. Years later, Hannah was playing various clubs around the upper Midwest, including a performance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
She has been a finalist in international songwriting contests such as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Great American Song Contest, has opened for respected artists such as Couer De Pirate, Jen Chapin, and Raining Jane, and graduated with a dual degree in Music Therapy and Songwriting at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. Her thoughtful writing encompasses the human condition with honesty, charisma, and hope. “A good mix of sweetness and pop sensibility, with an engaging voice that sounds like fine wine,” Peter Swenson, Director of Social Media, CD Baby. She was selected as a winner in Berklee’s prestigious Performer/Songwriter Contest and annual Songwriting Competition. She has also performed in The Best of Berklee’s Songwriters Showcase. Her song “Let’s Be Frisbees” won the Perfect Pitch contest in Fall 2010, and was also featured on a compilation CD for the Raising the Blues Foundation, which distributed uplifting music to children’s hospitals around New England. Hannah released her debut album “The Part That Knows” in spring 2012, and traveled to Kenya during summer 2012 to teach music to children and teens. She spent the fall and spring of 2013 as a music therapy intern at Boston Children’s Hospital, and in summer 2013, she toured with her duo, The Arrow and The Bow in Ireland and Scotland. Currently, she is playing shows around the New England area and Midwest, as well as recording her second album.
Radically Restorative Yoga
with Alex Bauermeister
Experience a bodywork-infused yummy yogic restore
5/16/15, 2-4pm SATURDAY
Take the edge off and bring relaxation to a whole new level with Radically Restorative Yoga! Alex Bauermeister guides a meditative sequence of floor-based, gentle poses while a team of assistants provide hands-on healing through massage, cranial sacral, Thai massage, and energy-based therapies. This 2-hour self-care experience will soothe your muscles, appease your joints, unburden your mind, and relieve deep-set tension. Your body will thank you!