Yoga Barre Fusion: A Barre Inspired Yoga Workshop with Jen Randle & Colleen Palmateer
Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Barre Fusion: A Barre Inspired Yoga Workshop with Jen Randle & Colleen Palmateer

Yoga Barre Fusion marries the precision and strength of a barre practice with the cardio-enhancing flow of yoga vinyasa. We’ll isolate specific muscle groups to perform high reps of tiny movements. This is a dynamic, low impact class that’s good for your heart, bones, muscles, and nervous system. It packs just a little more punch than a classic yoga practice alone. The combination of strength training and cardio means that you’ll burn fat while you build long, lean muscles. The benefits of this practice include improved posture, balance, muscle tone…

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Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Sep
27
6:15 PM18:15

Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Rest, Relax, Reflect! 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 ears and feet while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the session begins.

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Care Partner Yoga (FREE!) with Cathy Rees & Diana Danaher
Oct
2
1:15 PM13:15

Care Partner Yoga (FREE!) with Cathy Rees & Diana Danaher

(Wednesdays, October 2 - December 18) This 60 minute extra gentle seated yoga class is specifically designed for Care Partners. The term “Care Partner” includes both the caregiver and the person needing assistance of any kind. During your time together, you both have an opportunity to learn breathing techniques to reduce stress, move through gentle seated stretches and practice instructor guided meditation for an overall improved well-being. During the class, the caregiver…

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Accessible Yoga / Yoga For Amputees (Free Mini-Session) with Lucy Lomax
Oct
3
1:00 PM13:00

Accessible Yoga / Yoga For Amputees (Free Mini-Session) with Lucy Lomax

Thursdays, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 & Dec. 19. The practice is designed specifically for people living with limb loss or limb difference, recovering from limb injury or surgery, or anyone with limited movement who would like to ease into the movements of yoga. The class will include basic yoga forms and associated actions, breath work, and meditation, and will focus on helping the student develop mobility skills to improve their ability to function well in the activities of daily life. Yoga forms…

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Yoga For Hips, Hamstrings & Lower Back with Lucy Lomax
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

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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Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Karla Kettler
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Karla Kettler

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, or Yogic sleep, is a guided meditative practice that deeply relaxes your body, as well as your emotional and mental systems. It allows the listener to release deeply held tension and stress, coming to a state of profound calm and clarity. This practice is simultaneously relaxing and energizing, and helps us connect with our true Self. Each workshop will consist of a short talk and warm up, followed by a 45 minute yoga nidra practice with the student comfortably lying down.

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Pilates 1 (5-wk Mini-Session) with Karen Best
Oct
10
5:15 PM17:15

Pilates 1 (5-wk Mini-Session) with Karen Best

(Thursdays, October 10 - November 7) This 5-week mini-session is designed to improve postural problems, increase core strength, prevent Injury, create strong muscles, refine coordination and balance through body awareness, and build functional strength and endurance. These classes cover the basic mat work series of this whole body workout system created by Joseph Pilates. For beginners, no Pilates experience necessary.

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Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

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

[Thursdays:  Oct. 10 - Dec. 5 (No Class 11/28)]  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 to transform...

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Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Oct
11
6:15 PM18:15

Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Rest, Relax, Reflect! 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 ears and feet while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the session begins.

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Douglas Brooks - The Bhagavad Gita
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Douglas Brooks - The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is the most important and influential text in the history of yoga philosophy. Its influence has touched practically every school of interpretation and practice and its messages remain trenchant, powerful, and compelling to our modern age. When we view the Gita more closely within its context as a part of the great epic Mahabharata, its teaching is at once more subtle and even more practical. After all, we are on a battlefield poised for war when the text commences and just why we are here and what follows frames the Gita in ways that are rarely considered. Historical commentaries take notice and our seminar will…

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Breathe To Heal with Max Strom
Oct
18
11:30 AM11:30

Breathe To Heal with Max Strom

(Oct. 18 - Oct. 20) In this 18-hour transformational event, Max Strom will reveal his core principles of breathing and movement patterns to alleviate anxiety, PTSD, depression, and sleep disorder based on his two decades of teaching and his in-depth knowledge of Hatha Yoga and QI Gong. Using breathing patterns for 20 minutes daily, as taught by Max Strom, can bring us back to a peaceful and calm state as well as gift us with insight and knowledge that was buried along with our feelings. With this new insight…

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Yin Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Linda Stevens
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Yin Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Linda Stevens

(Saturdays, Oct. 19 - Nov. 9) Yin Yoga is a complementary practice to the more active, postural styles of yoga. The main intention of Yin Yoga is to stimulate, strengthen and revive connective tissues (joints and fascia) of the body by relaxing the muscles to create a sensation in the target area of the body. This is done by coming to your functional edge of a posture and then letting time and gravity do the work. This practice also promotes a greater energetic prana flow and hydration throughout…

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Yoga Sculpt Workshop with Jen Randle & Colleen Palmateer
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Sculpt Workshop with Jen Randle & Colleen Palmateer

Yoga Sculpt blends precise strength-training with the flow of well-aligned yoga vinyasa. The result is an energetic practice that will help you increase core stability and build overall strength. We’ll use a variety of resistance-style props, such as balls, bands, and weights, to isolate specific muscle groups and build strength, and then lengthen those muscles with yoga. This is a dynamic, low impact class that’s good for your heart, bones, muscles, and nervous system. It packs just a little more punch than a classic…

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Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

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 modifying the techniques as your labor progresses for maximum benefit. Natural, medicated, and C-section deliveries will be discussed and ...

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Book Club Featuring "Silent Spring" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)
Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

Book Club Featuring "Silent Spring" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)

At The Yoga Center of Columbia with Facilitator Jan Ulrich
July 14: Beach read The President Is Missing By Bill Clinton, James Patterson David Ellis
Sept. 8: Biographical historical Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Oct. 20: Classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Dec. 1: Bring a book to share which you found to be most important, enjoyable, or memorable to you.
Jan. 12, 2020: New Year Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

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!

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Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine

Designed for babies 6-weeks old until crawling and their caregivers. This class will teach gentle stretching and movement techniques for baby to promote healthy digestion, enhance bonding, and improve sleep. Caregivers will learn breathing and meditation techniques to cultivate patience and enhance relaxation. A wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers in the community, get support, and share resources.

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Free Yoga Class!
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Free Yoga Class!

You're invited! Join us for a free class Sunday, October 27, 2019

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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Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training with ChildLight Yoga
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training with ChildLight Yoga

November 1 - 3, 2019
Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 12-7:30pm, Sun 11-7:30pm
In this training, childcare professionals, yoga teachers and parents will learn yoga-based techniques for supporting the social, emotional, and physical growth, as well as overall contentment and comfort, of babies and toddlers ages newborn through two years. Infant and early childhood development will be explored as you learn playful and developmentally appropriate movements, songs, and…

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Free Classes For Baby & Toddlers with Jennifer Mueller
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Free Classes For Baby & Toddlers with Jennifer Mueller

Jennifer Mueller, MA, E-RYT, RCYT will be hosting Free Classes for Babies & Toddlers as part of the ChildLight Yoga Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training Program

Sat. Nov. 2, Baby & Me (6 wks-pre-crawling); 12:00pm - 12:45pm (Teacher trainees will observe)
Sun. Nov. 3, Tot Yoga (crawling - 2 yrs) 11:00am - 11:45pm (Teacher trainees will observe)

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Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Karla Kettler
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Karla Kettler

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, or Yogic sleep, is a guided meditative practice that deeply relaxes your body, as well as your emotional and mental systems. It allows the listener to release deeply held tension and stress, coming to a state of profound calm and clarity. This practice is simultaneously relaxing and energizing, and helps us connect with our true Self. Each workshop will consist of a short talk and warm up, followed by a 45 minute yoga nidra practice with the student comfortably lying down.

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Infant & Me Yoga (6-wk Mini-Session) with Katie Huber
Nov
8
11:15 AM11:15

Infant & Me Yoga (6-wk Mini-Session) with Katie Huber

Fridays, Nov. 8 - Dec. 20 (No class 11/29) These classes are for infants 6 weeks until almost crawling, accompanied by an adult. 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 bonding during these important early developmental months. Parents/caregivers will have an opportunity to practice yoga as well.  No experience necessary.

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Teaching Yoga For Arthritis with Charlene Muhammad
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Teaching Yoga For Arthritis with Charlene Muhammad

Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10 Yoga for Arthritis was developed by yoga researcher and arthritis expert Steffany Moonaz, PhD, along with an interdisciplinary team, including rheumatologists, psychologists, public health researchers and yoga therapists. Combining ancient yoga practices with modern medical knowledge, this program offers modifications to address the unique abilities and limitations of persons with arthritis. In a 7-year randomized clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University, the program’s participation was associated with improved arthritis symptoms, physical fitness, psychological functioning and quality of life. Such evidence is vital for bridging the integrative yoga world with medical healthcare, making these practices more accessible…

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Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Nov
8
6:15 PM18:15

Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Rest, Relax, Reflect! 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 ears and feet while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the session begins.

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Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Barbara Day
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Barbara Day

(Saturdays, Nov. 16 - Dec. 14 (No class Nov. 30)) This mini-session is perfect for those who have never taken a yoga class before or for those with little yoga experience. Explore the foundations of yoga and work at a slower pace. Learn the basics, including how to set up your practice space and the typical flow of a yoga class. See how yoga can enhance your life by…

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Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine

Designed for babies 6-weeks old until crawling and their caregivers. This class will teach gentle stretching and movement techniques for baby to promote healthy digestion, enhance bonding, and improve sleep. Caregivers will learn breathing and meditation techniques to cultivate patience and enhance relaxation. A wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers in the community, get support, and share resources.

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

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!

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Book Club with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)
Dec
1
2:30 PM14:30

Book Club with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)

At The Yoga Center of Columbia with Facilitator Jan Ulrich
July 14: Beach read The President Is Missing By Bill Clinton, James Patterson David Ellis
Sept. 8: Biographical historical Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Oct. 20: Classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Dec. 1: Bring a book to share which you found to be most important, enjoyable, or memorable to you.
Jan. 12, 2020: New Year Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Dec
6
6:15 PM18:15

Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Rest, Relax, Reflect! 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 ears and feet while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the session begins.

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Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Karla Kettler
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra with Karla Kettler

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, or Yogic sleep, is a guided meditative practice that deeply relaxes your body, as well as your emotional and mental systems. It allows the listener to release deeply held tension and stress, coming to a state of profound calm and clarity. This practice is simultaneously relaxing and energizing, and helps us connect with our true Self. Each workshop will consist of a short talk and warm up, followed by a 45 minute yoga nidra practice with the student comfortably lying down.

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Seasonal Sojourn (Restoratives + iRest® Yoga Nidra) with Lucy Lomax
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

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…

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Out With The Old....In With The New with Kathy Donnelly
Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

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

New Year’s Eve Twisting Workshop. Out with the old… Come and finish 2019 with a twist! There is an old tradition on New Years Eve to clean something to make room for the new year. Come and cleanse your body and mind with twisting postures and be ready to let go of something somewhere so that we enter the new year with more space inside. In this workshop we will add a twist to all your favorite poses. Pre-requisite: Must have completed Yoga 1

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Out With The Old....In With The New with Kathy Donnelly
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

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

New Year’s Day Open Your Body! 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. Pre-requisite: Must have completed Yoga 1

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Free Introduction) with Stan Eisenstein, MSW
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Free Introduction) with Stan Eisenstein, MSW

Free introduction to 8-week course Jan. 26 - March 22 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program, developed by Jon Kabat- Zinn, that assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose to present-moment experiences (body sensations, emotions, thoughts) in a relaxed and non-judging way. Intentional present-moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps us experience…

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Book Club Featuring "Man's Search for Meaning" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)
Jan
12
2:30 PM14:30

Book Club Featuring "Man's Search for Meaning" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)

At The Yoga Center of Columbia with Facilitator Jan Ulrich
July 14: Beach read The President Is Missing By Bill Clinton, James Patterson David Ellis
Sept. 8: Biographical historical Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Oct. 20: Classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Dec. 1: Bring a book to share which you found to be most important, enjoyable, or memorable to you.
Jan. 12, 2020: New Year Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8 Week Course) with Stan Eisenstein, MSW
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8 Week Course) with Stan Eisenstein, MSW

Eight-Week Course: Sundays Jan. 26 - Mar. 22 (No class 3/8); 2:00pm - 4:30pm Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program, developed by Jon Kabat- Zinn, that assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose to present-moment experiences (body sensations, emotions, thoughts) in a relaxed and non-judging way. Intentional present-moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps us experience…

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Meditation Yoga Practice with Karla Kettler
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Meditation Yoga Practice with Karla Kettler

This class will discuss many different types and styles of meditation and how to best seamlessly combine these practices into a yoga class or personal practice. Whether you are a yoga student who wants to figure out how to work a meditation into your home yoga routine, or you are a teacher trying to find new ways to bring more meditation into your classes, this workshop will be a great resource. There will be a lecture with handouts provided, discussion, and…

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Book Club Featuring "Alexander Hamilton" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)
Sep
8
2:30 PM14:30

Book Club Featuring "Alexander Hamilton" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)

At The Yoga Center of Columbia with Facilitator Jan Ulrich
July 14: Beach read The President Is Missing By Bill Clinton, James Patterson David Ellis
Sept. 8: Biographical historical Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Oct. 20: Classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Dec. 1: Bring a book to share which you found to be most important, enjoyable, or memorable to you.
Jan. 12, 2020: New Year Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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Yoga For Low Back Pain Certification Course with Dr. Loren Fishman & Gabriella Barnstone
Sep
6
11:00 AM11:00

Yoga For Low Back Pain Certification Course with Dr. Loren Fishman & Gabriella Barnstone

(Sept. 6 - 8) This program, offered by Dr. Loren Fishman and co-instructor Gabriella Barnstone, conveys a new, yet tried-and-true, method to use specific yoga poses for each of the seven fundamental causes of back pain and scoliosis. Loren Fishman has practiced physical medicine in New York City for more than 40 years and was a student of B. K. S. Iyengar. He has combined his knowledge of yoga and Western medicine to develop a method for treating back pain and has successfully treated many patients in this manner.

This 3 day, 20-hour course will be held Friday, Sept. 6th 11am-7pm, Saturday, Sept. 7th 11:30am – 7:30pm and Sunday, Sept. 8th, 11am – 6pm.

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

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! These workshops are not recommended for exercise novices.

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Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Workshops with Melissa Lindon
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Workshops with Melissa Lindon

Do you need some stress relief and rejuvenation? The effortless practice of yogic sleep offers deep relaxation – and the equivalent of FOUR hours of sleep! In the Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra workshops you will melt tension in your body and mind with simple warm-ups, enjoy a restful practice that supports you in fulfilling your heart’s desires, and emerge feeling rejuvenated and balanced from your sweet repose.

Newcomers and experienced students welcome.

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Self-Care And Yoga: The Therapeutic Wisdom Of Yoga (Sessions 3 & 4) with Doug Keller
Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

Self-Care And Yoga: The Therapeutic Wisdom Of Yoga (Sessions 3 & 4) with Doug Keller

This training will be an initiation into seeing patterns of posture and movement expressing and impacting the Koshas, and how to approach yoga practice as a commitment to self-care, using the tools available through…
Session Three: From hands to heart: spiraling into shoulder health through the arms — with attention to the health of the wrists and elbows, and their impact on shoulder opening.
Session Four: The upper body: upper back and neck, and their effect upon shoulder health

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Self-Care And Yoga: The Therapeutic Wisdom Of Yoga (Sessions 1 & 2) with Doug Keller
Aug
24
12:30 PM12:30

Self-Care And Yoga: The Therapeutic Wisdom Of Yoga (Sessions 1 & 2) with Doug Keller

This training will be an initiation into seeing patterns of posture and movement expressing and impacting the Koshas, and how to approach yoga practice as a commitment to self-care, using the tools available through…
Session One: Sacroiliac, low back and neck health: working with the layers or ‘Koshas’ of feeling in the fascia of the spine — with Implications and applications in the teaching of asana.
Session Two: The lower body: from the feet to the knees and hips.

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Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Aug
23
6:15 PM18:15

Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens

Rest, Relax, Reflect! 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 ears and feet while reclining in yoga restorative postures - total relaxation. Limited to 5 participants. Please plan to arrive five minutes before the session begins.

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Balance Your Chakras With Yin Yoga with Linda Stevens
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Balance Your Chakras With Yin Yoga with Linda Stevens

Bring your seven main chakras into balance using the four principles of a Yin Yoga practice. We will briefly explore the main chakra energy centers and then bring them into harmony with the use of time and gravity in a Yin Yoga practice. In addition to this balancing practice, we will physically strengthen our connective tissues, joints and fascia. Meditatively, a Yin practice promotes receptivity in understanding our reactions to life situations. It is a simple practice but challenging and rewarding.

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Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Workshops with Melissa Lindon
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Workshops with Melissa Lindon

Do you need some stress relief and rejuvenation? The effortless practice of yogic sleep offers deep relaxation – and the equivalent of FOUR hours of sleep! In the Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra workshops you will melt tension in your body and mind with simple warm-ups, enjoy a restful practice that supports you in fulfilling your heart’s desires, and emerge feeling rejuvenated and balanced from your sweet repose.

Newcomers and experienced students welcome.

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Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

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

[Thursdays:  July 18 - Sept. 5]  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 to transform...

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Pilates 1 (5-wk Mini-Session) with Karen Best
Jul
18
5:15 PM17:15

Pilates 1 (5-wk Mini-Session) with Karen Best

(Thursdays, July 18 - August 15) This 5-week mini-session is designed to improve postural problems, increase core strength, prevent Injury, create strong muscles, refine coordination and balance through body awareness, and build functional strength and endurance. These classes cover the basic mat work series of this whole body workout system created by Joseph Pilates. For beginners, no Pilates experience necessary.

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inamojo™ Children's Wellbeing (5-wk Mini-Session) with Aziza Doumani
Jul
15
1:30 PM13:30

inamojo™ Children's Wellbeing (5-wk Mini-Session) with Aziza Doumani

(July 15 - August 12; Mondays & Wednesdays) inamojo™ is a holistic well-being program for children. It incorporates lessons and tools to help children build skills to navigate life’s challenges with deeper understanding and resilience. The program comprises 9 lessons in sequence, each a carefully structured mix of stories, specifically composed music, guided movement, and art. Relaxation and emotional self-management techniques such as belly breathing and meditation are included. The stories teach…

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Book Club Featuring "The President Is Missing" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)
Jul
14
2:30 PM14:30

Book Club Featuring "The President Is Missing" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)

At The Yoga Center of Columbia with Facilitator Jan Ulrich
July 14: Beach read The President Is Missing By Bill Clinton, James Patterson David Ellis
Sept. 8: Biographical historical Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Oct. 20: Classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Dec. 1: Bring a book to share which you found to be most important, enjoyable, or memorable to you.
Jan. 12, 2020: New Year Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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Exploring The Koshas - The Five Sheaths Of The Soul with Moses Brown
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring The Koshas - The Five Sheaths Of The Soul with Moses Brown

The Sanskrit word Kosha can be translated as a sheath, a layer or body. The Vedic concept known as The Koshas is a way of understanding the layering of our consciousness from the most obvious and manifest state to the least visible and universal state, we are composed of each of these layers. The Five Koshas are Physical, Energetic, Mental, Wisdom and Spirit. The Koshas are interwoven together like a tapestry. Each one feeds and informs the other. We all feel this interconnection at times. Sometimes we feed ourselves well and sometimes what we are being fed…

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Exploring The Koshas - The Five Sheaths Of The Soul with Moses Brown
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring The Koshas - The Five Sheaths Of The Soul with Moses Brown

The Sanskrit word Kosha can be translated as a sheath, a layer or body. The Vedic concept known as The Koshas is a way of understanding the layering of our consciousness from the most obvious and manifest state to the least visible and universal state, we are composed of each of these layers. The Five Koshas are Physical, Energetic, Mental, Wisdom and Spirit. The Koshas are interwoven together like a tapestry. Each one feeds and informs the other. We all feel this interconnection at times. Sometimes we feed ourselves well and sometimes what we are being fed…

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Care Partner Yoga (FREE!) with Cathy Rees & Diana Danaher
Jul
10
1:15 PM13:15

Care Partner Yoga (FREE!) with Cathy Rees & Diana Danaher

(Wednesdays, July 10 - Sept. 25; no class 8/14, 8/21, 8/28) This 60 minute extra gentle seated yoga class is specifically designed for Care Partners. The term “Care Partner” includes both the caregiver and the person needing assistance of any kind. During your time together, you both have an opportunity to learn breathing techniques to reduce stress, move through gentle seated stretches and practice instructor guided meditation for an overall improved well-being. During the class, the caregiver…

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Eat, Play & Love Baby & Me Yoga (Part 3) with Tracy Devine
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Eat, Play & Love Baby & Me Yoga (Part 3) with Tracy Devine

Explore how yoga can strengthen the bond between caregiver and child, helping babies improve coordination, sleep better, and fuss less. “LOVE” (June 23): Utilizing song and infant massage, we’ll connect with babies, helping them feel loved and cared for as we send them off to sweet slumber. Even though baby might not be ready to nap – we’ll create a nurturing…

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Exploring Grief & Loss Through Yoga with Cathy Rees & Kim Flyr
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring Grief & Loss Through Yoga with Cathy Rees & Kim Flyr

When you have recently (or not so recently) experienced a loss, whether the death of a person or animal you have loved, a life transition, or any change that is causing you to grieve, it can feel very isolating. Yoga practices and philosophy have much to offer us in times of loss. Come join Yoga Center of Columbia teachers Cathy Rees and Kim Flyr for this compassionate workshop designed to foster supportive community, to offer a gentle yoga and meditation practice, and to share ideas for working with grief and loss.

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Yoga For Your Knees with Lucy Lomax
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

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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Art Of Yogic Speech with Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D
Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

Art Of Yogic Speech with Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D

Speech is powerful. Is yours aligned with truth? Is it beneficial? In the current, tense political climate where unfriending is not uncommon, ethical communication is paramount. Drawing from yoga traditions, world religions, and social sciences, this class focuses on how to achieve clarity and maintain dignity and mutual respect during in-person and social media communications on sensitive, charged topics. Welcoming people of all religions, races, ethnicities, political affiliations, national…

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Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Heather Thamer
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Heather Thamer

(Saturdays, June 8 - June 29)   Interested in taking a yoga class but unsure what to expect or how to get started? During this 4 week mini session, students will learn the building blocks of a yoga practice. This mini session is perfect for those with little or no yoga experience. Learn to set up your space to practice and how to use props to support the body during poses. Move at a gentle pace, supporting the body as needed in poses. Experience the flow of...

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Sanskrit Workshop with Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D
Jun
8
12:30 PM12:30

Sanskrit Workshop with Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D

Ever wondered what your teacher is saying in Sanskrit? Would you like to pronounce Sanskrit confidently? Do you know the multiple translations of “asana”? Language reveals culture. This workshop demystifies pronunciations, spellings, definitions, and deep meanings of terms that you hear, say, read, and sing. You will learn fascinating things about the power of sound-as-vibration by exploring the language of yoga. Enhance your practice (and, if applicable, professionalize your teaching)! For new students thru lead instructors.

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Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle with Melissa Lindon
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle with Melissa Lindon

Imagine experiencing deep relaxation, peace, and a natural connection to your innate wisdom through the effortless practice of yogic sleep. In the Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle you will melt stress and tension in your body and mind with simple warm-ups, enjoy a deeply restful practice that assists you in fulfilling your heart’s desires, connect with others through sharing and support for your journey, emerge… (Newcomers and experienced students welcome).

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Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle with Melissa Lindon
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle with Melissa Lindon

Imagine experiencing deep relaxation, peace, and a natural connection to your innate wisdom through the effortless practice of yogic sleep. In the Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle you will melt stress and tension in your body and mind with simple warm-ups, enjoy a deeply restful practice that assists you in fulfilling your heart’s desires, connect with others through sharing and support for your journey, emerge… (Newcomers and experienced students welcome).

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Eat, Play & Love Baby & Me Yoga (Part 2) with Tracy Devine
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Eat, Play & Love Baby & Me Yoga (Part 2) with Tracy Devine

Explore how yoga can strengthen the bond between caregiver and child, helping babies improve coordination, sleep better, and fuss less. “PLAY” (May 19): Use gentle stretches to help babies improve coordination and enhance their personal growth. In this spirited and lively class, we’ll support each baby’s individual development, and celebrate the joy of each milestone!

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