Yoga For Allergies with Lucy Lomax
Sep
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga For Allergies with Lucy Lomax

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Is your nose stuffy or runny? Eyes red or itchy? Throat dry or scratchy? Chest or head congested? Irritating cough? Whatever the causes of your allergies, if you answered yes to any of the above, come explore how yoga poses, breath practices, and stress-reducing actions can help support and ease discomfort caused by allergies and sensitivities. This workshop will consist of yoga poses to open the shoulders, chest, and ribcage to promote a more expansive and easeful breathing space, simple breathing exercises to help balance and deepenthe breath and increase awareness of whole-body...

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Oct
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon

Yoga nidra for deep rest and better sleep! What's even better than a nap when you're tired and stressed? Yoga nidra! One hour of this powerful meditative "yogic sleep" practice is worth FOUR hours of sleep! Take a moment to step out of the busy-ness of your life for an effortless practice that supports the body's ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional...

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Teacher Training Reunion
Oct
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

Teacher Training Reunion

We invite you to join us for a Teacher Training Reunion, Sunday Oct. 1st, 2:00PM - 4:00PM.

Open to anyone who has participated in one of the Yoga Center Teacher Training Programs. Reconnect with old friends! Join us for a yoga practice and light refreshments.  Please  RSVP / register here for the Teacher Training Reunion. We’d love to see you!

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Mindful Yoga (6-wk Mini-Session) with Karla Kettler
Oct
2
11:15am11:15am

Mindful Yoga (6-wk Mini-Session) with Karla Kettler

(October 2 - November 6, 2017  Mondays, 11:15am - 12:45pm)    Mindful Yoga will combine yoga asanas (postures) with different types of mindfulness practices and meditations. It can help you start up a new meditation practice, or help to deepen the one you already have.Each class will begin with a grounding asana practice to help you become more fully aware of your whole body. Then students will be led through a body scan, and a mindfulness practice. Next, students will practice a series of flowing postures; connecting breath and movement. This will be followed by a breath awareness meditation.

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Yoga For Healthy Bones (6-wk Mini-Session) with Bonnie Cassels
Oct
3
6:15pm 6:15pm

Yoga For Healthy Bones (6-wk Mini-Session) with Bonnie Cassels

(October 3 - November 7)  This 6 week mini-session is inspired by the groundbreaking and internationally recognized research study conducted by Dr. Loren Fishman in which he proved the efficacy of yoga in actually reversing osteopenia and osteoporosis. You will learn how to safely build and strengthen your bones no matter what your level of experience or physical limitations, specific key actions to do in yoga poses to maximize...

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Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water
Oct
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water

[Thursdays:  October 5 - November 30]  Experienced practitioners from the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center Community will lead an exploration of mindfulness and meditation as taught in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We will talk about our experiences with mindfulness and share ideas to help you establish a meditation practice. Mindfulness is a gift you can give to yourself to calm your mind, lighten your heart and...

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Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness In Prison with Kath Meadows & Whitney Ingram
Oct
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness In Prison with Kath Meadows & Whitney Ingram

Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 2017 (15 hours)

Kath Meadows, Director of Women Prisoner Initiatives at Prison Yoga Project, and Whitney Ingram, Prison Yoga Project teacher, will lead the training, drawing on 8 years of experience teaching yoga to men and women behind bars. In this training we will explore Prison Yoga Project’s evidence-based, gender-informed approach to adapting yoga for those impacted by trauma, with a special focus on teaching in prisons and detention centers. Through the Prison Yoga Project’s trauma-informed teaching methodology we will learn...

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iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation with Lucy Lomax
Oct
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation with Lucy Lomax

What is iRest®? Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, Integrative Restoration, or iRest®, is an evidence-based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being. iRest is a mind-body approach that is the result of thirty years of observation, research and hands-on development by Dr. Richard Miller and associates (see ww.irest.us). Its practice is integrative as it heals the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in your body and mind, and restorative as it...

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Our Bodies Hold Our Stories (6-wk Mini-Session) with Kim Flyr
Oct
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

Our Bodies Hold Our Stories (6-wk Mini-Session) with Kim Flyr

(Sundays, October 8 - November 12; 6:00pm - 8:00pm) Most of us move through life on warp-speed, with little time or support to skillfully process life events. Meanwhile, our bodies hold our stories - where do you feel yours?!

Narrative medicine is a research-based, growing field that understands that we all have an inherent ability to live with more vibrancy, ease, and health by harnessing the power of these stories. Together we will relax, stretch, write, and listen our way to greater well-being! This mini-session will...

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Introduction To Meditation (4-wk Mini-Session) with Jennifer Randle
Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

Introduction To Meditation (4-wk Mini-Session) with Jennifer Randle

(Sundays, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, & Dec. 3)  Familiarize yourself with simple mindfulness techniques that will help you to establish and commit to a meditation practice. This workshop will explore various meditation approaches such as sitting, walking, and daily-life awareness. Each class will consist of a talk and practice meditating. Be receptive to the beautiful freedom of learning to ground ourselves in the present moment!This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

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Yoga + Art: Kali & Kintsugi with Kelly Fisher & Roselynn Vanderpool
Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga + Art: Kali & Kintsugi with Kelly Fisher & Roselynn Vanderpool

Kintsugi is the Japanese art process of taking something broken and transforming it into a work of art. Broken things are restored with resin and gold paint so the imperfections are highlighted and honored. Kali is the goddess of destruction. Her energy breaks things down in order to give space to reorganize and create something new. She is Mother Earth and the broken thing is the seed full of potential. In this workshop we will break things - ceramics and pottery - in a cathartic way and then reorganize them to create...

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Book Club - Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson with Cyndee Kalodner
Oct
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Book Club - Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson with Cyndee Kalodner

Join us at The Yoga Center with Cyndee Kalodner, Ph.D.

Monday, October 16, 8:00pm - 9:00pm  Chapters 1 - 7 (with a focus on 4-7)
Monday, October 23, 8:00pm - 9:00pm  Chapters 8 - 10
Monday, October 30, 8:00pm - 9:00pm  Chapters 11 - 13

Cyndee Kalodner, Ph.D., RYT-200 is a psychologist and a certified yoga instructor. This combination of training and experience allows her to integrate yoga and mindfulness into the practice of psychotherapy and therapeutic power into...

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Oct
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler

Restorative yoga poses help the body to open slowly and gently while you rest, supported by bolsters and blankets. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that allows the body to sleep while the mind is attentive to a guided relaxation practice and journey of self exploration. Combining the two practices will help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, relax the body, and awaken your intuition. So come and start your weekend off right! What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!

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Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener
Oct
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener

While pregnancy is often filled with excitement and happiness, it can also bring physical discomforts and anxiety about your upcoming labor and delivery. Be inspired and empowered as you and your partner learn practical techniques for navigating your amazing, yet sometimes challenging, journey to motherhood! This hands-on workshop teaches various comfort measures typically not covered in hospital classes. You will also practice...

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Free Yoga Class!
Oct
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Free Yoga Class!

You're invited! Join us for a free class Sunday, October 22, 2017

Introductory Yoga: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gentle Yoga: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

No yoga experience necessary. No obligation. Presented by the students in the Yoga Center of Columbia's Teacher Training 200 program.

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Oct
27
6:15pm 6:15pm

Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Reflect, Relax, Re-Create! Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with 90 minutes of de-stressing. This will be a hands-on experience with Reiki healing energy to your head and shoulders and reflexology therapy to your hands and ears while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the workshop begins.

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Yoga For Your Knees with Lucy Lomax
Oct
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga For Your Knees with Lucy Lomax

Do your knees ache after walking, running, or doing yoga?  Do you hyperextend or “lock” your knees (press the knee cap backwards to straighten the leg)? Are you recovering from a knee injury or knee surgery? Do you have arthritis in the knee? Do you wonder how to use the knees more effectively in yoga poses? If you answered yes to any of these, then come explore how to more effectively use your knees in a supportive way. The knee, a complex...

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Teaching Yoga To Seniors with Debbie Martin & Carol Mermey
Oct
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Teaching Yoga To Seniors with Debbie Martin & Carol Mermey

Seniors are a rapidly growing demographic and pose unique teaching challenges because of a broad range of abilities, functional changes, health conditions, and motivation. Learn how this diverse population can benefit from a relaxed pace, careful transitions, and a range of modifications.

Part I: Sat. October 28th 1pm-4pm
Learn how the aging process affects seniors and how to make your senior classes safe, fun and effective, including key health conditions, age-related functional...

Part II: Sun. October 29th 1pm-4pm
Learn how to adapt asana, pranayama and meditative techniques based on the effects of aging. Gain hands-on experience in modifying yoga poses.  We will cover effects of aging, benefits of yoga for seniors, breath...
 

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Oct
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best

Is there an exercise ball hiding in your closet? Bring your ball and learn how to use it effectively and safely. By stabilizing yourself on the wobbly ball, you will learn exercises that challenge your core to new levels. Strengthen your back, abdomen and hip muscles. Sculpt your legs, shoulders and arms. Learn how to incorporate a ball into a short cardio routine. Finally use the support of the ball to stretch, lengthen and relax. Have a ball with us, so you can use your ball at home!Bring your own ball.

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A Yoga Teachers Weekend at Hallowood, Dickerson, MD....
Nov
3
to Nov 5

A Yoga Teachers Weekend at Hallowood, Dickerson, MD....

..with Kathy Donnelly, Lucy Lomax, Bita Jenkins, Kelly Fisher, Kim Flyr, Chris McCloskey, Linda Stevens & Cyndee Kalodner.

A unique opportunity to be with a group of teachers for community, renewal and growth! This is a weekend away exclusively for yoga teachers to relax together in a supportive community of others who have chosen the same path.

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The Foam Roller: What & How with Susan Kain
Nov
4
12:00pm12:00pm

The Foam Roller: What & How with Susan Kain

Have you noticed people using foam rollers and wanted to learn more? Has your physician or PT asked you to start using a foam roller?  Massage has long been used to reduce pain, relieve stress & promote health. This workshop will teach you 'poor man's massage' techniques combining pressure and movement to restore suppleness to muscles and fascial tissue. Through our lifestyle, injuries or intense workouts, we may have exceeded our body's ability to naturally recover. By using a foam roller or a ball and...

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Nov
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon

Yoga nidra for deep rest and better sleep! What's even better than a nap when you're tired and stressed? Yoga nidra! One hour of this powerful meditative "yogic sleep" practice is worth FOUR hours of sleep! Take a moment to step out of the busy-ness of your life for an effortless practice that supports the body's ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional...

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Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Susan Kain
Nov
11
11:30am11:30am

Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Susan Kain

[Saturdays:  November 11 - December 9 (Classes will be held 11/11, 11/18, 12/2 & 12/9)]
 

If you are new to yoga or have little yoga experience and are considering taking a class, this mini-session is designed for you! We'll start from the beginning, working at a slower pace, so you will feel comfortable doing yoga. Learn how to set up your yoga practice space, the uses of various props along with the typical flow of a class. See how yoga can enhance your life by practicing basic postures, breathing and...

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Beginners Pilates (4-wk) Mini-Session with Susan Kain
Nov
11
1:15pm 1:15pm

Beginners Pilates (4-wk) Mini-Session with Susan Kain

[Saturdays, November 11 - December 9, 2017 (Classes will be held 11/11, 11/18, 12/2 & 12/9)]  
This mini-session is designed for those who have never taken a Pilates class before or who have little experience and wish to learn the fundamentals of Pilates' mat based exercises. Who and what is Pilates? Ahead of his time in the early 1900's, Joseph Pilates drew upon multiple disciplines to develop his system of exercises called Contrology. Originally known only to dancers and athletes, Pilates is now mainstream and...

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Yoga Salutes Nonviolence 2017
Nov
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Yoga Salutes Nonviolence 2017

Yoga Salutes Non Violence is a charity event to benefit HopeWorks of Howard County, our local sexual assault and domestic violence center. Join us to help stop this suffering in our community. Everyone can come together in this effort by participating in completing as many of the 108 Sun Salutations as you can; by sponsoring a participant; by donating a prize for the raffle; or by purchasing raffle tickets. You don’t need to be a yoga student to join us in this very special community building event. Those wishing...

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Introduction to Energy Medicine Yoga with Jacqueline Fitch
Nov
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Introduction to Energy Medicine Yoga with Jacqueline Fitch

Energy Medicine Yoga is a synthesis of yoga and Energy Medicine. It’s the marrying of two ancient traditions as an art of self-care to bring the body into harmonious balance. Lauren Walker, creator and author of Energy Medicine Yoga, created this system to maximize the benefits of our yoga practice by weaving in the methodology of Energy Medicine as taught by Donna Eden. In this workshop, you will learn simple movements to empower your current practice that work with the nine energy systems of the body, mainly the meridians and chakras. When in balance, these energy systems help to keep us strong, vital, healthy...

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Nov
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler

Restorative yoga poses help the body to open slowly and gently while you rest, supported by bolsters and blankets. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that allows the body to sleep while the mind is attentive to a guided relaxation practice and journey of self exploration. Combining the two practices will help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, relax the body, and awaken your intuition. So come and start your weekend off right! What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Nov
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best

Is there an exercise ball hiding in your closet? Bring your ball and learn how to use it effectively and safely. By stabilizing yourself on the wobbly ball, you will learn exercises that challenge your core to new levels. Strengthen your back, abdomen and hip muscles. Sculpt your legs, shoulders and arms. Learn how to incorporate a ball into a short cardio routine. Finally use the support of the ball to stretch, lengthen and relax. Have a ball with us, so you can use your ball at home!Bring your own ball.

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Dec
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best

Is there an exercise ball hiding in your closet? Bring your ball and learn how to use it effectively and safely. By stabilizing yourself on the wobbly ball, you will learn exercises that challenge your core to new levels. Strengthen your back, abdomen and hip muscles. Sculpt your legs, shoulders and arms. Learn how to incorporate a ball into a short cardio routine. Finally use the support of the ball to stretch, lengthen and relax. Have a ball with us, so you can use your ball at home! Bring your own ball.

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Dec
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon

Yoga nidra for deep rest and better sleep! What's even better than a nap when you're tired and stressed? Yoga nidra! One hour of this powerful meditative "yogic sleep" practice is worth FOUR hours of sleep! Take a moment to step out of the busy-ness of your life for an effortless practice that supports the body's ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional...

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Free Your Fascia: Hips, Legs, & Feet with Kelly Fisher
Dec
3
1:30pm 1:30pm

Free Your Fascia: Hips, Legs, & Feet with Kelly Fisher

Do you feel stiff when you wake up in the morning? Can you touch your toes? Do you hold tension in your hips, quadriceps, or hamstrings? Often we blame tight muscles, but there is more to it than that. Fascia is the soft connective tissue in the body, it is what gives your body three-dimensional shape and what holds your body together even if you contort yourself into crazy yoga positions. The connective tissue weaves like threads in fabric within our muscles and around our bones to help us to be strong, steady, flexible, sensitive human beings. Most nerve endings occur in the fascia, so attending to fascial health supports...

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Dec
8
6:15pm 6:15pm

Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Reflect, Relax, Re-Create! Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with 90 minutes of de-stressing. This will be a hands-on experience with Reiki healing energy to your head and shoulders and reflexology therapy to your hands and ears while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the workshop begins.

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Dec
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler

Restorative yoga poses help the body to open slowly and gently while you rest, supported by bolsters and blankets. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that allows the body to sleep while the mind is attentive to a guided relaxation practice and journey of self exploration. Combining the two practices will help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, relax the body, and awaken your intuition. So come and start your weekend off right! What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!

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Seasonal Sojourn - Restoratives + iRest® Yoga Nidra with Lucy Lomax
Dec
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Seasonal Sojourn - Restoratives + iRest® Yoga Nidra with Lucy Lomax

By this time of year, as the days get shorter and the nights longer, our body/ minds naturally crave more peace and quiet. But instead of slowing down and gathering indoors around the fireplace, sharing meals and stories with friends and family as in days long past, we continue in full holiday production mode. Often, we find ourselves depleted by year’s end. What to do? Give yourself permission to metaphorically “go inside” for some personal R&R (rest & relaxation) time. A few hours spent in a mini-vacation away from seasonal hustle and bustle can do wonders to help you rejuvenate. This workshop is all about self-care. It is designed to help you... 

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Winter Solstice Kirtan with Kelly Fisher & Michael Levin
Dec
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Winter Solstice Kirtan with Kelly Fisher & Michael Levin

When the days are shorter, it becomes an opportunity to explore the inner realms of possibility in our lives. The extra long nights are a time for replenishing, rejuvenating, and inner growth. Come celebrate this sacred time of year with yoga, deep relaxation, and song. Enjoy a yoga practice with plenty of opportunity for breathing, settling, and grounding, and then join us for some bhakti yoga, known as kirtan, a musical way to get in touch with your inner spirit and invite more love, freedom, and joy into your life. No yoga or musical experience necessary.

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Out With The Old......   with Kathy Donnelly
Dec
31
10:00am10:00am

Out With The Old...... with Kathy Donnelly

New Year’s Eve Twisting Workshop

Come and finish 2017 with a twist! The cleansing action of twists refreshes the body and twists relieve backaches and stiffness in the neck and shoulders. They also improve digestion, increase flexibility in the spine and open the hips. Most importantly...they feel great! In this workshop we will add a twist to all your favorite poses.

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...In With The New with Kathy Donnelly
Jan
1
10:00am10:00am

...In With The New with Kathy Donnelly

New Year’s Day Open Your Body Workshop!

Set your intention for the year! How you spend this first day of the year can set the foundation for the rest of the year. In this New Year’s Day workshop you will receive a word that could set your tone for the year and share a yoga practice to open the four corners of the body, hips and shoulders. We will finish with a restorative pose. Let's joyfully celebrate this new beginning together.

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Empower Your Intentions For The New Year with Melissa Lindon
Jan
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Empower Your Intentions For The New Year with Melissa Lindon

How many New Year’s resolutions have you made that you broke within a few weeks? In Yoga, a “sankalpa” is a determination, an intention that reflects your highest aspirations. An inspired sankalpa is different than your average New Year’s resolution – it is a vow of heartfelt desire and willful determination. Yoga nidra (“yogic sleep”) in itself is a delicious, relaxing treat (one hour of this powerful meditative practice is worth four hours of sleep!). It is an effortless practice that supports the body's ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional and mental levels, and emerge...

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Sep
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best

Is there an exercise ball hiding in your closet? Bring your ball and learn how to use it effectively and safely. By stabilizing yourself on the wobbly ball, you will learn exercises that challenge your core to new levels. Strengthen your back, abdomen and hip muscles. Sculpt your legs, shoulders and arms. Learn how to incorporate a ball into a short cardio routine. Finally use the support of the ball to stretch, lengthen and relax. Have a ball with us, so you can use your ball at home!Bring your own ball.

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Tibetan Sound Healing For Women with Jeri Hemerlein
Sep
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Tibetan Sound Healing For Women with Jeri Hemerlein

Tibetan Sound Healing is a unique aspect of Women's Qigong. Our focus will be on Vibrational Sound Healing, a tradition from the Snow Peak Mountain near Tibet. The vibration from the chanting helps break up blocked energy from the inside out while rebalancing and revitalizing a woman’s hormonal system. The beauty of this group healing practice, which utilizes both traditional Tibetan healing sounds and mudras, is that it uses the collective vibration from all the women’s voices to magnify the healing response.

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Yoga For Hips, Hamstrings, & Lower Back with Lucy Lomax
Sep
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga For Hips, Hamstrings, & Lower Back with Lucy Lomax

Modern society sits most of the day – we work, go to school, drive, sit at our computer, or watch TV. And we do these things most of our waking hours. Consequently, that continually contracted, forward bending action causes our hips to get tight, and our lower back and upper legs to lose their muscular support. And then we have pain or stiffness. The more we do this, the more the chain of tight/weak action is reinforced – it’s like living in a continual semi-forward fold — yikes! Though we may do some...

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Yoga & Kayaking at Piney Run Park with Kathy Donnelly
Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

Yoga & Kayaking at Piney Run Park with Kathy Donnelly

Join Kathy as we combine her two passions: Yoga and Kayaking. We will start the day with an outdoor (under a pavilion) 90 minute yoga class. Then we will break for lunch until 12:30pm when we will join with the Naturalist for a guided tour of the 300 acre lake, where we will see the eagles nest and other features of this beautiful park. You are free to stay after the program to hike the 550 acres that surround the lake. The Nature Center will be hosting a perennial plant exchange from 1-3pm if you would like to participate. Yoga experience preferred, no kayaking experience necessary. Please bring...

All proceeds benefit the Retreat Center of Maryland

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Sep
22
6:15pm 6:15pm

Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Reflect, Relax, Re-Create! Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with 90 minutes of de-stressing. This will be a hands-on experience with Reiki healing energy to your head and shoulders and reflexology therapy to your hands and ears while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the workshop begins.

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Thich Nhat Hanh - Reserve your tickets now to make this screening a reality!
Sep
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Thich Nhat Hanh - Reserve your tickets now to make this screening a reality!

‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have devoted their lives to one common purpose – practicing the art of mindfulness in order to bring healing and compassion to all who suffer.  Our requested screening in Columbia, on Tuesday evening, September 19th, at Snowden Square will only take place if we have enough advance reservations. Reserve your tickets now to make this screening a reality!  

http://gathr.us/screening/20507

For a preview here is a link to the trailer:
http://walkwithmefilm.com/trailer

Please share this information with family and friends via email and social media!  Thank you!

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Restoratives & Zero Balancing with Karla Kettler & Stan Fox
Sep
17
1:30pm 1:30pm

Restoratives & Zero Balancing with Karla Kettler & Stan Fox

This extra special event will take yoga bliss to a new level while providing a reboot to the nervous system. Spend an afternoon gently releasing stress in the body and mind with Restorative Yoga enhanced by 10 minutes of individual, hands-on Zero Balancing, resting on a massage table. The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to Restorative Yoga and Zero Balancing (ZB). Then students will spend 2 hours practicing Restorative yoga...

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Women's Medical QiGong with Jeri Hemerlein
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Women's Medical QiGong with Jeri Hemerlein

An introduction to the core elements of Women’s Qigong, a system advocating holistic self-care and self-healing. These techniques support women in regaining and maintaining their physical, mental and emotional health; menstrual and hormonal imbalances, breast and uterine tumors/cysts, fibrocystic breast disease, emotional ups and downs, menopausal symptoms, memory loss and numerous other women’s health issues. Women’s Qigong can be used as an augment to western medicine or to enhance existing...

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Late Summer Yoga & Nature Renewal at the Green Farmacy Herb Garden with Kelly Fisher & Linda Stevens
Sep
16
8:00am 8:00am

Late Summer Yoga & Nature Renewal at the Green Farmacy Herb Garden with Kelly Fisher & Linda Stevens

Listen to the birds and bullfrogs, inhale the fragrance of a multitude of herbs and salute the early morning sun. Join Kelly Fisher and Linda Stevens for a half day retreat in the very healing and spiritual garden of Jim and Peggy Duke. The Green Farmacy Garden is a sanctuary located in Fulton, Maryland of approximately 300 native and nonnative species of plants that have been used traditionally and/or researched for medicinal purposes. Retired USDA botanist, James A. Duke, PhD, and his wife, Peggy, have been collecting medicinal plants for...

All proceeds benefit The Retreat Center of Maryland.

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Sep
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler

Restorative yoga poses help the body to open slowly and gently while you rest, supported by bolsters and blankets. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that allows the body to sleep while the mind is attentive to a guided relaxation practice and journey of self exploration. Combining the two practices will help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, relax the body, and awaken your intuition. So come and start your weekend off right! What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!

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Ayurveda For Autumn Balance with Rimmi Singh
Sep
10
1:30pm 1:30pm

Ayurveda For Autumn Balance with Rimmi Singh

Reset, renew, and realign yourself for fall! According to Ayurveda, Autumn is the season for balancing, strengthening and boosting the body’s immunity.  In this workshop you will:
• Learn Ayurveda principles
• Discover the healing powers of Ayurveda food, herbs and spices
• Learn to balance your Dosha for a healthy Fall season
• Sample delicious Ayurvedic recipes
• Take home a Kitchari Kit – for a nutritious meal of basmati rice, mung beans, and Ayurvedic seasonings.

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kelly Fisher
Sep
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kelly Fisher

Yoga nidra for deep rest and better sleep! What's even better than a nap when you're tired and stressed? Yoga nidra! One hour of this powerful meditative "yogic sleep" practice is worth FOUR hours of sleep! Take a moment to step out of the busy-ness of your life for an effortless practice that supports the body's ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional...

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Svatantrya - Yoga and the Joyful Movement Into Freedom with Moses Brown
Sep
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Svatantrya - Yoga and the Joyful Movement Into Freedom with Moses Brown

Yoga teaches that there is a graceful flow to living fully and freely. A joyful movement of life we can discern, influence and be inspired by. From time to time we have all recognized and connected to that flow. At other times life seems less grace filled as we get swept up in the quickening pace of life. Yoga wisdom teaches us how the conditions for moving into and along with that freedom can be imprinted into the habitual patterns of our life, rather than continuing to preserve the tendencies we have that reinforce our sense of limitation. Yoga practice helps us to carve out an anchor in the midst of...

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Body Positive - Mini Retreat with Karla Kettler
Sep
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Body Positive - Mini Retreat with Karla Kettler

Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10, 2017   1:00pm - 4:00pm each day.

Come and spend a weekend cultivating a better relationship with your body. Why do we spend so much energy feeling dissatisfied and trying to change our bodies? Through discussion, yoga practices, and other methods you will learn how to begin to love and accept your body just as it is. This weekend is designed to make you more aware of your body and mind. Create...

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Svatantrya - Yoga and the Joyful Movement Into Freedom with Moses Brown
Sep
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Svatantrya - Yoga and the Joyful Movement Into Freedom with Moses Brown

Yoga teaches that there is a graceful flow to living fully and freely. A joyful movement of life we can discern, influence and be inspired by. From time to time we have all recognized and connected to that flow. At other times life seems less grace filled as we get swept up in the quickening pace of life. Yoga wisdom teaches us how the conditions for moving into and along with that freedom can be imprinted into the habitual patterns of our life, rather than continuing to preserve the tendencies we have that reinforce our sense of limitation. Yoga practice helps us to carve out an anchor in the midst of...

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Beginners Pilates (4-wk) Mini-Session with Susan Kain
Aug
26
1:15pm 1:15pm

Beginners Pilates (4-wk) Mini-Session with Susan Kain

[Saturdays, August 26 - September 16, 2017] This mini-session is designed for those who have never taken a Pilates class before or who have little experience and wish to learn the fundamentals of Pilates' mat based exercises. Who and what is Pilates? Ahead of his time in the early 1900's, Joseph Pilates drew upon multiple disciplines to develop his system of exercises called Contrology. Originally known only to dancers and athletes, Pilates is now mainstream and sought out by many.  Emphasis will be placed...

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Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Susan Kain
Aug
26
11:30am11:30am

Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Susan Kain

[Saturdays:  August 26 - September 16]  This mini-session is perfect for those who have never taken a yoga class before or for those with little yoga experience. Return to the basics and learn how to set up your practice space along with the typical flow of a yoga class. Explore the foundations of yoga and work at a slower pace. See how yoga can enhance your life by practicing basic postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Modifications will be...

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Breathe, Move, Restore: A Back-To-School Workshop For Educators with Anju Batra & Betsy Mayotte
Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Breathe, Move, Restore: A Back-To-School Workshop For Educators with Anju Batra & Betsy Mayotte

As summer draws to a close it’s time to prepare for the new school year. Before sharing your energy with others, take time to nourish yourself in this workshop designed FOR educators BY two educators. Remember what drew you into the classroom; recall the passion that motivates you to teach; rekindle your energy; reconnect with colleagues who share your mission. In this workshop, prepare to meet the new school year with deepened commitment and tactics to sustain energy and creative flow! During the session we will practice breathing techniques proven to calm...

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Aug
18
6:15pm 6:15pm

Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Reflect, Relax, Re-Create! Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with 90 minutes of de-stressing. This will be a hands-on experience with Reiki healing energy to your head and shoulders and reflexology therapy to your hands and ears while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the workshop begins.

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Aug
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best

Is there an exercise ball hiding in your closet? Bring your ball and learn how to use it effectively and safely. By stabilizing yourself on the wobbly ball, you will learn exercises that challenge your core to new levels. Strengthen your back, abdomen and hip muscles. Sculpt your legs, shoulders and arms. Learn how to incorporate a ball into a short cardio routine. Finally use the support of the ball to stretch, lengthen and relax. Have a ball with us, so you can use your ball at home!Bring your own ball.

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Aug
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon

Yoga nidra for deep rest and better sleep! What's even better than a nap when you're tired and stressed? Yoga nidra! One hour of this powerful meditative "yogic sleep" practice is worth FOUR hours of sleep! Take a moment to step out of the busy-ness of your life for an effortless practice that supports the body's ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional...

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A Real Vacation.... Yoga Style!  with Lucy Lomax, Kim Flyr, & Chris McCloskey
Aug
6
9:00am 9:00am

A Real Vacation.... Yoga Style! with Lucy Lomax, Kim Flyr, & Chris McCloskey

Have you ever said, “Now I need a vacation!” after finishing a family vacation?! Could you use a day of retreat, self-care, renewal, and fun? Take a day just for you! Grab a friend or come alone…. it is amazing what a one-day retreat can do to restore you. This day long retreat comes as we hit the “dog days” of summer, when we are all looking for a way to refresh our minds, bodies, and spirits. Held at the beautiful and local Blueberry Gardens, we will enjoy air conditioned rooms for practice and time to walk the beautiful grounds. Come join us for...

All proceeds benefit The Retreat Center of Maryland

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Aug
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler

Restorative yoga poses help the body to open slowly and gently while you rest, supported by bolsters and blankets. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that allows the body to sleep while the mind is attentive to a guided relaxation practice and journey of self exploration. Combining the two practices will help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, relax the body, and awaken your intuition. So come and start your weekend off right! What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Jul
28
6:15pm 6:15pm

Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Reflect, Relax, Re-Create! Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with 90 minutes of de-stressing. This will be a hands-on experience with Reiki healing energy to your head and shoulders and reflexology therapy to your hands and ears while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation.Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the workshop begins.

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Hope Dances (5-wk Mini-Session) with Karen Best
Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hope Dances (5-wk Mini-Session) with Karen Best

Fridays, (7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22)   This dance class will start your weekend with joy. Karen, a professional dancer will lead an improvisational belly dance based class designed to get your body feeling great and your heart soaring. Class will include warm up, dancing across the floor, improvisational groove and follow, a whole lot of cheering each other on, and a relaxing stretch at the end. Missed Hope Dances classes can be made up in any other class on our regular or mini-session schedule. This includes yoga, Pilates, qigong and meditation.

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Jul
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler

Restorative yoga poses help the body to open slowly and gently while you rest, supported by bolsters and blankets. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that allows the body to sleep while the mind is attentive to a guided relaxation practice and journey of self exploration. Combining the two practices will help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, relax the body, and awaken your intuition. So come and start your weekend off right! What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening!

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Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water
Jul
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water

[Thursdays:  July 20 - September 7]    Experienced practitioners from the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center Community will lead an exploration of mindfulness and meditation as taught in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We will talk about our experiences with mindfulness and share ideas to help you establish a meditation practice. Mindfulness is a gift you can give to yourself to calm your mind, lighten...

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Baby & Me Yoga (5-wk Mini-Session) with Tracy Devine
Jul
17
11:15am11:15am

Baby & Me Yoga (5-wk Mini-Session) with Tracy Devine

Mondays, July 17 - August 14, 2017   11:15am - 12:15pm    Utilizing connective exercises (including asana, infant massage, song and meditation) these playful classes will provide you and your baby with an opportunity to build strength & increase flexibility in addition to nurturing intimacy in these important early developmental months. It addresses basic postpartum needs, such as restoring & strengthening abdominal & pelvic muscles, while promoting a much needed sense of calm.

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Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener
Jul
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener

While pregnancy is often filled with excitement and happiness, it can also bring physical discomforts and anxiety about your upcoming labor and delivery.  Be inspired and empowered as you and your partner learn practical techniques for navigating your amazing, yet sometimes challenging, journey to motherhood! This hands-on workshop teaches various comfort measures typically not covered in hospital classes. You will also practice...

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Jul
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon

What's even better than a nap when you're tired and stressed? Yoga nidra! One hour of this powerful meditative "yogic sleep" practice is worth FOUR hours of sleep! Take a moment to step out of the busy-ness of your life for an effortless practice that supports the body's ability to heal and recharge at a deep level. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, you can let go of tension on the physical, emotional...

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