Yoga for Planned Parenthood with Samantha
Thursday, April 27th from 7:30-9pm with Sam
Join us for a 90 minute donation-based class themed around "The Circle of Life”. Samantha guides us through a strong vinyasa flow with 100% of the proceeds begin donated to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
Chakra Restorative Workshop with Jintina
Saturday, April 29th, 5-7pm
Join Jintina ( RYT200, Certified experienced Massage Therapist) for this 2 hour Chakra Restorative Yoga Workshop! Restorative yoga is an accessible and relaxing form of yoga for all levels of ability. Jintina will guide us through the subtle body, exploring and awakening the seven chakras or energy centers. In restorative yoga there are no standing postures, but rather we are supported on the ground with props to find the most comfortable and effortless variation for our bodies. When there is no effort or strain, we are able to relax the muscles completely and bring our awareness deeper. The calming stillness of a restorative class provides the perfect environment for deep meditation. This practice begins with an opening meditation awakening the energetic pathway in which seven energetic centers (chakras) exist. Each chakra is then accessed through a restorative pose. In each pose you are guided through a meditation using breath, color and sensation. The practice closes with chanting the Bija mantras so you can experience the vibration of each chakra. Whether you are newer to yoga or a seasoned yogi, this chakra restorative yoga class is a great way to experience a yoga practice that goes beyond the physical body. You will experience a deeper part of yoga and discover the different energies that exist within you.
Class is led by candlelight with colored glow balls that correspond with the colors of the chakras, to add to the visualization. All levels are encouraged, limited props so please register in advance.
Move and Restore with Teresa to benefit the VT Refugee Resettlement Program
Sunday, April 30th, 2:30-4:30pm
Let’s celebrate our states commitment to community and dedication to quality of life! Join us for a two hour move and restore class to practice in community, take care of ourselves, and raise money for the Vermont refugee resettlement program. Class will consist of a slow, grounded flow to warm up the body and move through tension. We will finish with soothing restorative postures to rest fully and completely. To maintain our action, we need to rest. Fill your cup, join us on Sunday. All levels welcome. led by Teresa Wynne, 100% of the proceeds being donated.
Yoga Nidra w/ Cilla
Sunday, April 30th 4:45-5:30pm
Yoga Nidra, meaning "yogic sleep", is a powerful technique which teaches us to relax consciously. We are able to reach a deeper level of relaxation by turning inwards, away from outer experiences. All that is required of participants is that they find a comfortable position (either on the floor with props, or seated) and that they try to remain awake and aware while listening to the "guide" who is speaking. This practice is accessible for everyone, and has many beneifts.
Some benefits of Yoga Nidra include reduced physical, mental and emotional stress. It can lead to more restful sleep and help manage psychological and psychosomatic disorders. It can even improve memory, increase learning capacity, lower blood pressure and balance the nervous system. Yoga Nidra is truly a powerful, transformative mental practice that improves a person's overall health and wellbeing.
****all props provided, only comfortable clothes required***
Class is led by Priscilla Rybicki E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Nidra Instructor
Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont
Complete Practice w/ Cilla
Saturday, May 6th 4:30-7pm
Join us for our two year anniversary with this 2.5 hour complete yoga practice. Class begins w/ centering, grounding and intention setting. As we move through a Hatha flow, we pay careful attention to our engagement, alignment and breath. Postures are held for longer and the class is structured with a building affect, each posture preparing us for something a little bit deeper or more challenging in the practice. Students are encouraged to use their own discernemnt whether they stay with the foundational variation of a posture or decide that they are ready to push past their comfort zone and challenge themselves by trying advanced asana postures. We will practice a strong standing series, w/ twists, single leg balancing, arm balancing, backbending and inversions. During the flow we build heat, strength and stabilty before winding down the practice with longer held restorative postures to release stored tension and prepare for pranayama and meditation. After a long shavasana, we join together for guided pranayama. Those of us who practice regularly know that an hour can go by so quickly, when we take the time and care to prepare our body and mind w/ this longer style class we are able to go deeper in our pranayama and meditation practice.
Some experience preferred but modifications are offered for those new to the practice. Can be physically and mentally challenging for some, but all levels are encouraged, especially those who wish to deepen their practice, not only of the physical body, but of the more subtle aspects of the breath and mind.
Taught by Cilla Weisman, E-RYT 500
Move and Restore-A Benefit workshop for the Howard Center
w/ Laura Sercel and Leah Campbell May 7th, 10-12pm
Join YTT graduates, Laura Sercel and Leah Campbell for a donation- based, 2 Hour Flow and Restore workshop. The first hour will be a vinyasa style flow led by Laura, where we will link movements with breath in order to create heat and strength within the body. The second hour, led by Leah, will be a restorative practice. Here, we will use props with long holds in order to allow the muscles to fully relax and release.
This class is donaton based with 100% of proceeds going to the Howard Center. The Howard Center is a local nonprofit organization who’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities by providing life-saving professional crisis and counseling services, supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities and assistance to those struggling with substance abuse and mental health challenges.
Limited props so please register in adance and make your donation at the door. Please cancel if you cannot attend to make room for someone else.
Candlelight Yin Yoga for Hips, Legs and Spine w/ Cilla
Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Yin Yoga is a form of yoga that holds postures on the ground, sometimes with support, for longer periods of time(1-20 minutes). These postures differ from restorative yoga because we work with our individual edge of sensation to change the connective tissues. The connective tissue includes our ligaments, tendons, joints,cartilage, fascia, and bones. We can strengthen these tissues for more stability while also lengthening them for more flexibility. As we hold these postures we have time to observe our mobility, different sensations in the body, the quality of our breath, thoughts and emotions. With grounding asana and pranayama we create more freedom in the physical body and more clarity in the mind. It is a great form of self care, and when we take care of ourselves we have much more to offer the world. This practice is great for all levels, expecially beneifical for those who live an active or busy lifestyle, have limited mobilty, or wish to deepen their meditation practice.
Click here to register for $15 Taught by Cilla Weisman E-RYT500, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor
Back to Basics- A Yoga Workshop w/ Samantha
Sunday, May 14th from 2:30-4:30pm
Join Samantha for this fun and approachable Beginner’s Workshop! This class is great for those completely new to the practice or for those who have been practicing but want a more thorough breakdown of yoga postures and breathing techniques. Sam will explain why we practice yoga, show us ways to modify postures, as well as how and when to use yoga props (block, bolsters, blankets and straps). You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of what yoga is, how to link movement to breath, and refine key alignment and engagement principals for foundational yoga postures. Sam uses a lighthearted technique and encourages students to engage and ask questions throughout. So whether you are new to the practice, or just want to return to the basics, this workshop is for you. In the spirit of Mother’s day we are offering a special deal for this 2 hour workshop- Bring Mom or another loved one to practice with and save $10.
Click here to register - $20 per person or $30 a pair!
Partner Thai Yoga Massage Workshop with Jintina Sundarabhaya
Saturday, May 20th 4:30-6:30pm
Thai Massage is an ancient form of therapeutic bodywork, dating back to the time of the Buddha. This therapeutic bodywork combines assisted yogic stretching, acupressure, and Ayurvedic principals. Thai massage relieves pain, relaxes sore muscles, increases flexibility and movement and calms the mind. It is done in pairs and can bring a deep feeling of connectivity and mutual healing between partners.
In this 2-hour workshop, Jintina will guide you through a flow of applied yogic stretches, linked with rhythmic pressure using hands, elbows, knees and feet. We will explore basic principals of Thai massage and learn how to use and move your body with ease. You will work with a partner in both giving and receiving Thai Massage.
No experience necessary!
Bring your partner, friend or family and warm comfortable clothing for an afternoon of fun and bliss.
Jintina is a Nationally/Board Certified Massage Therapist and has been a professional bodyworker since 2005. She travelled to Thailand in 2005 and studied Thai massage as well as other forms of Eastern bodywork. She has also trained at Lotus Palm and with other schools to deepen her practice. She is also a certified yoga instructor,200-RYT and teaches vinyasa and yin yoga.
Raghunath is back this Fall/ Winter!!!
Raghunath is…Ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of five, inversion ambassador, bent on Bhakti, detox junkie, evolution assistant, coalesced by kirtan, cacao consumer, puranic story teller, reciter of Gita, potential excavator, beyond birth and death. He is prana hunter, animal friendly, transcendence in training, born to give - to live today; full contact fighter, devours durians, loves to chant, likes a challenge, servant of the servants, harmonium hugger, conscious of Krishna.
Raghunath born Ray Cappo was a Lower East Side hardcore-punk singer songwriter icon, touring the globe in his teens. In a decadent music scene infested with hard drugs, negativity and intoxication he was an anomaly and a light propounding clean living, positive attitude and vegetarian lifestyle, inspiring tens of thousands of fans internationally. Since his youth he was fascinated with Eastern thought and took his inspiration from Emerson, Ghandi, Thoreau, The Buddhist Sutras, The Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. He started practicing yoga in NYC in 1987 with the esteemed Sri Dharma Mittra as well as Shivananada Yoga. The pettiness of the business of music and the untimely death of his father led him to India in 1988 where he dove deeper into the lifestyle and spirituality of India. He became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for 6 years where he intensely studied, meditated and lived the ancient yogic texts. In 1991 in the sacred village of Vrindavan he was awarded the name Raghunath and two years later in that same holy town awarded diksha or the sacred thread, for his study. Now, 23 years later, he's an accomplished yogi in many styles, and married with five children. He leads retreats, workshops and yoga teacher trainings around the world. He is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable and practical for the contemporary world.
Recent press includes Details, Rolling Stone, the New York Times & New York Magazine, Yoga Journal Italy & Germany, Modern Day Dads as well as Time Out New York.
Flight School w/ Raghunath Sunday, November 19 10am-12pm
Flight School: noun \ ˈflīt\ noun \ ˈskül\ (2 hours)
You will literally elevate your physical and spiritual practice with Raghunath, servant of flight, in his famously popular, powerful & playful class – Flight School. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape, as you push your edge and realize your potential, no matter what level you’re at. Experience Raghunath’s bold approach to encountering sophisticated vinyasa; asanas that once seemed unattainable will be dissected and made approachable. In authentic Raghunath style, class will be interlaced with chanting and stories from classic Indian texts, rooted in down to earth spirituality, and instructions for living a contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, and open your heart, Flight School is in session.
Maha Sadhana Master Class w/ Raghunath Saturday, December 16th 4:30-6:30pm
If you haven't had a chance to take a class with Raghunath at our studio or missed Wanderlust last year, you're in for a treat. Traveling yogi and servant of servants, Raghunath, will inspire you to take flight. Launch your practice to the next level with Raghu in a powerful and playful class filled with inspiration and insight. Discover and excavate the subtle strength needed to fly up to handstands, float to inversions, and enter deep into the heart of the pose. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape, as you push your edge and realize your potential. In authentic Raghu style, class will be interlaced with chanting, an underpinning of down-to earth spirituality, and instructions for contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, open your heart.
Activating your subtle strength: masters vinyasa, chanting, pranayama & philosophy