CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT "GRAB BAG YOGA" - Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm - Starting in April!
Join us for our "Grab Bag Yoga" where every Wednesday night we will offer something a little different! The first Wednesday of the month will feature "Nature Yoga" - Nature Yoga is an all levels yoga class, offering guided breathing, yoga postures, movement, and brief meditation, as a way to reflect on mind, body, and earth. Movement will be modified to the needs of participants, with additions offered to more advanced students. Natural objects will be provided for use during class. Classes are lead by Emily Kimak, 200 RYT, early childhood educator, and nature lover. This class is a donation class.
The second Wednesday of every month will be a SMET class. SMET (Self-Management of Excessive Tension) is a relaxation technique that was developed at S-VYASA, a yoga research university in Bangalore (India). The technique is used to combat stress and to promote productivity in the workplace. It combines basic yoga poses in order to create a state of clarity and rest equivalent to approximately 4 hours' sleep - in just 45 minutes. The class is also a donation class and will be taught by Nancy Mayne who returned to Pennsylvania after several years abroad where she lived and studied in France, Thailand, India and Ireland. Her path led her to discover massage and deepened her interest in yoga, meditation and herbalism.
The third Wednesday of every month will feature Core Strength Yoga. This class combines yoga, body weight exercise and deep stretching. Beginning with light stretching and leading into yoga movements that integrate body weight exercises to build core, upper-body and lower-body strength. To finish, class winds down with a deep, relaxing stretch and savasana. The class will be taught by Terry Lewis, RYT-200 who also teaches our Monday morning Yoga Class. Yoga is her life's guide book, and she finds joy sharing the benefits of a yoga practice with her students. This class can be taken off of your class card or if you do not have a class card it is a $15 drop-in rate.
The fourth Wednesday we will end each month with Restorative Yoga. This class is designed to help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Props will be used to make it easier for your body to relax in certain poses. It includes breathing exercises, restorative poses, relaxing music, and inspirational quotes and readings. It is suitable for all levels. The class is taught by Sarah Monroy who also teaches our Thursday morning Restorative class. Sarah fell in love with yoga and loved it so much that she is now an RYT-200. She believes in bringing awareness to the breath and to the body to help promote mindfulness and over-all well being. This is a pay as you go class where the cost of each class is $20. There is a limit of 8 people per class so if you are interested, please sign up in advance by emailing Sarah at email@example.com or call her at 717-512-2034.
THE GODDESS STUDY CIRCLE - WHENEVER WOMEN GATHER IN CIRCLES, THE WORLD HEALS A LITTLE MORE
Friday, April 28, May 26 and June 23 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Does the concept of sisterhood intrigue you? Is there a desire in your heart to explore your Divine Feminine Energies? Do Goddesses pique your curiosity? If you said "YES" to any of these questions, then the GODDESS STUDY CIRCLE is for you! Join Goddess Mentor, Elaine Torrance-Gingrich, as she leads you on a journey to discover the various Goddess Energies available to you to facilitate your growth and expansion. You will sing, chant, meditate, share, learn and grow all in the safe, sacred space of circle and sisterhood. The cost is $20 per circle or $50 for all three circles. You can register at the studio or by contacting Elaine at 641-3311.
RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS!
Come and join our Thursday morning Restorative Yoga class taught by Sarah Monroy, RYT-200. This class is designed to help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Props will be used to make it easier for your body to relax in certain poses. Relaxation is the state in which there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. This class is an ongoing class which begins at 10:30am an goes until noon. It includes
breathing exercises (pranayama), restorative poses, relaxing music, and inspirational quotes and readings. It is suitable for all levels. This is a pay as you go class where the cost of each class is $20. Because this is a specialized class, which requires a lot of personalized attention, there is a limit of 8 people per class so if you are interested, please sign up in advance by emailing Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 717-512-2034.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Tracy Buikema has been a Massage Therapist for 16 years and has been certified in Hot Stone Massage for over a decade. She received her training at the University of Anchorage in Alaska and currently teaches Hot Stone Massage and other modalities at HACC. She now offers Hot Stone Massage here at Free Spirit Yoga! What is Hot Stone massage? Hot Stones are warmed in a hot water bath and are used to massage the full body or incorporated into another massage modality. Hot stones may be placed in a specific area of the body for warming the tissue and there is always a towel/fabric between your skin and the hot stone. Benefits include a feeling of deep relaxation, injury rehabilitation, and the ability to achieve deep tissue results without deep pressure. Tracy can also incorporate other styles of massage into your treatment. Book your Hot Stone Massage with Tracy by calling Heather at the studio (533-8292). If you have specific questions about Hot Stone Massage, please call or text Tracy at 717-756-4950.