Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Dec
2
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! Bring your own ball.

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

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
1:30 PM13:30

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
6:15 PM18:15

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
1:00 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 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
2:00 PM14:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

...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
1:00 PM13:00

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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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Jan
5
6:15 PM18:15

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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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Free Introduction) with Stan Eisenstein, MSW
Jan
7
1:00 PM13:00

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

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.

This course, modeled after the courses that have been offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for more than 30 years, consists of a free introductory class followed by eight weekly classes and one day-long workshop.

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Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine
Jan
13
11:30 AM11:30

Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine

Designed for babies 6-weeks old through 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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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

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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Grow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion;  January 20 - July 1, 2018
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

Grow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion; January 20 - July 1, 2018

Is this Immersion for me?

The intention of this Immersion is to deepen a student’s knowledge and love of the ancient yet modern practice of yoga. Students of all levels are welcome and each student will acquire the tools to strengthen their own personal practice. There is no instruction about teaching yoga in this program, only the luxury of time to explore the depth of practices. This Immersion is designed for all who seek to explore the profound awareness available...

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Yoga For Arthritis & Osteoporosis with Lucy Lomax
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga For Arthritis & Osteoporosis with Lucy Lomax

Seasonal change can be hard on a body, especially if one has arthritis or osteoporosis. Arthritis affects the joints while osteoporosis affects the bones, but because joints are composed of the spaces where bones meet, most folks with either condition, or both, may experience tightness, soreness, stiffness, and movement limitations at this time of the year. If this is you, please come explore ways to mitigate the pain and soreness by opening up space in the joints and creating ease in the body. In this workshop, we'll explore new poses, adapt traditional poses, and explore breathing and relaxation techniques beneficial to joints and bones.

Appropriate for all levels; previous yoga experience not required.

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Jan
20
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! Bring your own ball.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8 Week Course) with Stan Eisenstein, MSW
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

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

(Sundays, January 21 - March 25;  1:00pm - 3:30pm)  (No class February 18)

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.

This course, modeled after the courses that have been offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for more than 30 years, consists of a free introductory class followed by eight weekly classes and one day-long workshop.

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Creating A Vision Board with Anne Lamberty
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Creating A Vision Board with Anne Lamberty

Creating what we want in life begins with thought and can be manifested by visualizing what we want to invite into our lives. What brings you joy? What does your best life look like? What is in it, what does it feel like? We will begin with meditation to tap into our inner guides and allow our divine spark to ignite. Your inner child will come out to play when we cut and paste images and quotes onto a board that reflect what you want in life. A brief midproject yoga stretch will get you moving and fuel your creative soul. You will leave with a display worthy board to inspire and transpire you for 2018. Boards and...

(No Yoga experience necessary)

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2018 Teacher Training 200
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Teacher Training 200

(January 26 - November 18, 2018)

This is not a workshop but a reminder of the Yoga Center's 2018 Teacher Training 200 Program.  More information is available in this [brochure] and on our [website].

This Teacher Training RYT200 program focuses on the fundamentals of yoga and teaching shared by all traditions. We align with root  aspects of yoga, breath, meditation, intention, and service which give rise to the various schools and styles. In this student-centered program, we encourage...

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Assisting & Adjusting For Teachers with Debbie Martin
Jan
27
12:30 PM12:30

Assisting & Adjusting For Teachers with Debbie Martin

Offering assists and adjustments to students is one of the most intimate aspects of teaching yoga. It is an art that requires highly developed observation skills, awareness of body mechanics and movement, intimate familiarity of the poses, and strong communications skills. This workshop is specifically designed for teachers or aspiring teachers to take you through a process of understanding the factors that go into doing yoga assists and adjustments. Through hands-on practice you will learn how to assist with confidence, sensitivity, and presence. We will practice adjustments and assists for standing, seated and...

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LifeForce Yoga® To Manage Your Mood with Olga Campora
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

LifeForce Yoga® To Manage Your Mood with Olga Campora

When you practice yoga, you don’t normally think about your emotions. But what if you tried to figure out how you were feeling beforehand and molded your practice to manage your mood? What if you created a practice that would make you feel more energized when you were down, depressed, or would make you feel more focused when you were distracted? That’s just what you can learn in this workshop. Learn to manage your mood through yoga. Relieve some of the debilitating symptoms, like body pain, fatigue and insomnia. Learn tips to change brain chemistry to improve your mood. Practice and understand easy yoga poses that you can...

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Feb
3
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! Bring your own ball.

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How to Get a Good Nights Sleep: Mind-Body Tools for Deep Rest with Robin Carnes
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

How to Get a Good Nights Sleep: Mind-Body Tools for Deep Rest with Robin Carnes

Sleep is an essential function of human life, yet millions of Americans suffer from sleep problems. Whether you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested upon waking, these sleep issues can impair your mental, emotional, and physical health. Join us to learn the skills and practices for deep rest and getting a good night’s sleep. In this workshop you will review some of the basics of sleep hygiene, learn evidence-based mind-body skills to improve sleep, practice a variety...

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Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine
Feb
10
11:30 AM11:30

Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine

Designed for babies 6-weeks old through 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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Yoga & Meditation For Cancer with Lucy Lomax
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Meditation For Cancer with Lucy Lomax

Complimentary and alternative practices are increasingly being shown to help with the pain and discomfort from cancer itself as well as from the medical treatments for cancer. Research has shown that gentle, therapeutic yoga poses as well as calming breathing and meditation practices, can help relieve the stress, anxiety, and sickness associated with both the disease and treatments. In this workshop, we will do a series of gentle yoga poses, relaxing breath practices, and conclude with an iRest® yoga nidra guided meditation for healing.Research has shown that iRest Yoga Nidra effectively reduces: traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and...

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Drop the Diet: Making Peace with Food and Your Body with Karla Kettler
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Drop the Diet: Making Peace with Food and Your Body with Karla Kettler

Have you begun to realize how futile diets are? We try all the newest eating and exercise plans in hopes of making our bodies smaller, and they never work for very long. In the end, we feel even more defeated than when we began. And we usually gain even more weight in the bargain. What is the alternative? Health at Every Size!  In this workshop you will learn why diets don't work (hint: is NOT your fault), and how they can even worsen your health, shift your focus from...

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

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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The Dance of the Opposites with Maria Hamburger & Rick Fiori
Feb
17
1:30 PM13:30

The Dance of the Opposites with Maria Hamburger & Rick Fiori

The practice of yoga helps us appreciate the value of opposites as they compliment each other in offering us a full dimension of life. Life is not the pursuit of happiness, but the expression of happiness. The play of opposites is an expression of the dynamic rhythm of what we call spanda, the pulsation of contraction and expansion, the yin and yang that expresses itself as the full experience of life. In this mini retreat join Maria and Rick as we tap into these pulsating energies and explore the play of these opposite energies: expansion and contraction in both...

(Workshop will be held at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton, Md.  Proceeds will benefit the Retreat Center of Maryland)

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kelly Fisher
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kelly Fisher

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 and mental levels, and emerge feeling deeply rejuvenated. Research conducted at universities and medical centers (including Stanford University and Walter Reed Army Medical Center) shows that regular practice of...

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

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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Un-Desk Yoga Workshop with Katie Huber
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Un-Desk Yoga Workshop with Katie Huber

Studies show the average office worker sits for about 10 hours per day. This total quickly increases to over 15 hours per day adding in time for meals, commutes, and watching TV. Medical researchers have linked prolonged sitting with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer as well as muscle degeneration, joint problems and overall posture problems. Introducing “Un-Desk Yoga.” We will be identifying yoga postures, stretches, and strengthening exercises to implement during the work day as well as...

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Ayurveda Spring Cleanse with Debbie Martin & Debbie Helfeld
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Ayurveda Spring Cleanse with Debbie Martin & Debbie Helfeld

Cleansing is not about deprivation or calorie counting, but rather about using a nourishing, easy-to-digest, simple, whole foods diet to rebuild and recharge your body. A spring cleanse is like cleaning out our closets only we are cleaning ourselves! The change of seasons is the best time to do a cleanse. An Ayurvedic cleanse gives your body the opportunity to rest and reset by removing toxins and excess fat that may have accumulated over winter. This helps reduce imbalances which can lead to congestion, spring colds, allergies and asthma. Taste food samples and receive step-by-step instructions on the three...

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

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 Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

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 and mental levels, and emerge...

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Mar
16
6:15 PM18:15

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 Head, Neck, & Shoulders with Lucy Lomax
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga For Your Head, Neck, & Shoulders with Lucy Lomax

Do you have chronic tightness or pain in your shoulders, neck, upper, middle, or lower back? Do you have headaches, or find yourself clenching your jaw? And do you also spend hours at the computer, or texting, or video-gaming? Sitting and reading, or watching TV? Driving, gardening, or carrying a heavy purse or backpack? If so, you may have a common misalignment of “sticking your neck out,” where the head sits forward of, rather than atop, the shoulders. And every inch that the head is forward of where it’s intended puts about 10 additional pounds of pressure on your spine. No wonder you’re feeling pain! In this workshop, we will explore ways to relax tight muscles, strengthen...

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Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener
Mar
18
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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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Mar
24
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! Bring your own ball.

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Ayurveda Nutrition & Diet For Spring with Rimmi Singh
Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

Ayurveda Nutrition & Diet For Spring with Rimmi Singh

Reset, renew, and realign yourself for spring! According to Ayurveda, “Food is medicine and medicine is food. When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use, when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” In this workshop, you will learn the Ayurveda principles, discover the healing powers of Ayurveda food, herbs and spices, learn to balance your Dosha for a healthy...

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Restoratives & Zero Balancing with Karla Kettler & Stan Fox
Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

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 poses. During the yoga practice, students will be invited individually to rest on the massage table fully clothed) for a unique, hands-on Zero Balancing session. Zero Balancing is a gentle, hands-on modality that...

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Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training

(Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018)  ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training is an incredibly fun, interactive and educational experience! A passion for yoga and a love for children is at the core of this training. This comprehensive kids' teacher training program is designed to provide yoga practitioners with the tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga and mindfulness with children.

Teach yoga and mindfulness to children ages 2-12+ years! Whether you are seeking to incorporate what you learn into your current work withchildren, or looking to teach yoga to children as a career, our team of knowledgeable trainers will provide you with the information and inspiration necessary to begin doing so immediately.

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Energy Medicine Yoga Teacher Training with Lauren Walker
May
17
to May 20

Energy Medicine Yoga Teacher Training with Lauren Walker

Level 1 Total: 30 hours. This class will cover the basic elements of EMYoga and leave you with the skills to teach the basic theories and elements. Pre-reqs: a 200 hour yoga teacher training or equivalent. If you are not a teacher, but have a long time practice and would like to take this class as an immersion, please contact Lauren directly at EMY@LKWalker.com for permission. You will receive a level 1 EMY certificate of completion upon completion of written exam and teaching demo.

Learn to teach simple techniques to strengthen your immune system, keep yourself young, change your habit patterns, increase flexibility...

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Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training

(Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10, 2018)  Learn to share yoga with babies and toddlers! Whether you are a parent, childcare professional, or a yoga instructor, if you work with babies or toddlers through 2 years old, this training will provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to successfully integrate yoga-based movement, songs, games, and relaxation into their day.

The training will cover infant and early childhood development and education on how practicing yoga can support the social, emotional and physical development, as well as overall contentment and comfort, of babies and toddlers, newborn through 2 years. Attendees will learn playful and developmentally appropriate movements, songs and pacing techniques to incorporate into a daycare routine, postnatal yoga class, or yoga class for babies and toddlers. Includes an illustrated manual, sample lessons, continuing education suggestions and a list of additional resources. 

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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Nov
18
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!Bring your own ball.

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

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 For Healthy Bones (6-wk Mini-Session) with Bonnie Cassels
Nov
14
6:15 PM18:15

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

(Tuesdays, November 14 - December 19, 2017)  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 bone building & strength in your legs, spine, hips, arms, & wrists, how to safely adapt...

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Introduction to Energy Medicine Yoga with Jacqueline Fitch
Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

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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Yoga Salutes Nonviolence 2017
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

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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Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Susan Kain
Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

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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iRest® Yoga Nidra Benefit Class with Lucy Lomax
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

iRest® Yoga Nidra Benefit Class with Lucy Lomax

Come experience iRest, or Integrative Restoration yoga nidra guided meditation. The class will begin with a short introduction to the iRest practice, and finish with a long, guided journey through the layers of feeling, sensing, and being. All proceeds will go to the Integrative Restoration Institute to train and certify new iRest teachers, fund scholarships for teachers in need, and support clinical research to better communicate the science behind iRest.

This class is open to all levels of experience.

(Suggested Donation $10)

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Veteran's Day Benefit Class with Lucy Lomax
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Veteran's Day Benefit Class with Lucy Lomax

This will be a mixed level donation class celebrating those who support our country through their military service. All proceeds will go to Warriors at Ease whose mission is to train teachers to provide yoga and meditation services to military service members, veterans, and their families worldwide.

This class is open to all levels of experience.

(Suggested Donation $10)

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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Melissa Lindon
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

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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The Foam Roller: What & How with Susan Kain
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

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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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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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Oct
29
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!Bring your own ball.

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Teaching Yoga To Seniors with Debbie Martin & Carol Mermey
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

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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Yoga For Your Knees with Lucy Lomax
Oct
28
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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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Oct
27
6:15 PM18:15

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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Free Yoga Class!
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

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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Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener
Oct
22
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...

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Restoratives & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Karla Kettler
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

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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Book Club - Buddha's Brain by Rick Hanson with Cyndee Kalodner
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

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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Yoga + Art: Kali & Kintsugi with Kelly Fisher & Roselynn Vanderpool
Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

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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Introduction To Meditation (4-wk Mini-Session) with Jennifer Randle
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

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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Our Bodies Hold Our Stories (6-wk Mini-Session) with Kim Flyr
Oct
8
4:00 PM16:00

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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iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation with Lucy Lomax
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

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 www.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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Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness In Prison with Kath Meadows & Whitney Ingram
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

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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Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

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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Yoga For Healthy Bones (6-wk Mini-Session) with Bonnie Cassels
Oct
3
6:15 PM18:15

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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Mindful Yoga (6-wk Mini-Session) with Karla Kettler
Oct
2
11:15 AM11:15

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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Teacher Training Reunion
Oct
1
2:00 PM14:00

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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