Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Apr
26
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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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Apr
27
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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Eat, Play & Love Baby & Me Yoga (Part 1) with Tracy Devine
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Eat, Play & Love Baby & Me Yoga (Part 1) with Tracy Devine

Explore how yoga can strengthen the bond between caregiver and child, helping babies improve coordination, sleep better, and fuss less. “EAT” (April 28): Find comfort and ease while feeding and explore gentle yoga postures to invite strength and alignment for caregivers during infant care. With baby, learn simple techniques to promote healthy digestion and elimination.

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Free Yoga Class!
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Free Yoga Class!

You're invited! Join us for a free class Sunday, April 28, 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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Un-Desk Yoga Workshop with Katie Huber
Apr
30
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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Infant & Me Yoga (6-wk Mini-Session) with Katie Huber
May
3
11:15 AM11:15

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

(Fridays, May 3 - June 7)  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 nurturing intimacy in these important early developmental months.

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Toddler & Me Yoga (6-wk Mini-Session) with Katie Huber
May
3
12:30 PM12:30

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

(Fridays, May 3 - June 7) Designed for babies 10+ months crawling to 2+ years of age) Toddler Yoga is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class. As tot's mobility increases, classes offer tot-centric poses that encourage support and exploration. Toddlers become more confident in their movements as they practice yoga both in and out of class. During Toddler Yoga, crawlers and walkers playfully practice…

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Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training
May
3
to May 5

Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training

Our foundational training intensive addresses teaching yoga to children 2-12+ years.  Whether your intention is to incorporate what you learn into your current work as a pediatric professional, or to start a career teaching yoga to children, this comprehensive training will provide you with the inspiration, tools and support to achieve your goal.

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Yoga & Meditation For Stress, Trauma And Related Conditions with Robin Carnes
May
4
12:30 PM12:30

Yoga & Meditation For Stress, Trauma And Related Conditions with Robin Carnes

Doctors estimate that approximately 80% of all illness is stress-related. Millions suffer from insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, headaches, digestive problems-- just some of the symptoms of stress and trauma. This workshop will present a basic understanding of the human nervous system and an overview of how yogic practices impact the nervous system. A set of simple, easy-to-learn techniques for self-regulation…

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Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener
May
5
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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Yoga For Your Head, Neck & Shoulders with Lucy Lomax
May
11
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…

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Restoratives, Reiki, Reflexology with Linda Stevens
May
17
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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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
May
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! These workshops are not recommended for exercise novices.

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Introduction to Energy Medicine Yoga with Jacqueline Fitch
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Energy Medicine Yoga with Jacqueline Fitch

Energy Medicine Yoga is a synthesis of yoga and Energy Medicine. It is the union of these 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 a yoga practice by weaving in the methodology of Energy Medicine as taught by Donna Eden. In this introductory class, discover the magic and wonder of the human body and our ability to…

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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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Listening From The Heart Of Our Being with Sarah O'Brien
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Listening From The Heart Of Our Being with Sarah O'Brien

Join Sarah O'Brien to explore the basic principles of how to truly listen from the heart - to yourself and to others. In this afternoon workshop you will have the opportunity to practice both listening and sharing from your heart, to deeply hear and be heard. You will also leave with basic listening skills you can use to facilitate more open and effective communication with your family, friends, coworkers, anyone!

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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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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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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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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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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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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Jun
15
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Low Back Pain Certification Course With Scoliosis with Dr. Loren Fishman
Sep
6
11:00 AM11:00

Low Back Pain Certification Course With Scoliosis with Dr. Loren Fishman

(Sept. 6 - 8) This program 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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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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ChildLight Yoga - Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training
Nov
1
to Nov 3

ChildLight Yoga - Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training

(November 1 - 3, 2019) 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 pacing techniques to incorporate into parent/child playtime, a daycare routine, or classes for babies and toddlers and their caregivers.

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Book Club Featuring "Women Rowing North" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)
Apr
14
2:30 PM14:30

Book Club Featuring "Women Rowing North" with Facilitator Jan Ulrich (Free)

Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as…

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Yoga For Runners with Katie Huber
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga For Runners with Katie Huber

Yoga for Runners will include 5 Yoga practices designed especially for runners:
Pre-run Yoga practice, Post-run Yoga practice, "Rest Day" Yoga practice, Core and Strength Yoga practice, and Restorative Yoga practice to relieve tired muscles.

This workshop will also include breathing techniques for training, recovery and relaxation.

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Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle with Melissa Lindon
Apr
14
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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Mindful Eating (7-wk Workshop Series) with Karla Kettler
Apr
13
11:30 AM11:30

Mindful Eating (7-wk Workshop Series) with Karla Kettler

(Saturdays, April 13 - May 25) This seven week workshop series is designed to help you develop a better relationship with food. Living in our fast paced and stressful world, we often eat when we are not hungry, when we are stressed or emotional, and we frequently never really taste our food. You will learn how to sensitively listen to your body’s hungers, how to handle emotional and stress eating, and how to fully and joyfully experience…

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Intro To Mindfulness Meditation (8-wk Mini-Session) with Still Water
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

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

[Thursdays:  April 11 - May 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 to transform...

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Pilates 1 (5-wk Mini-Session) with Karen Best
Apr
11
5:15 PM17:15

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

(Thursdays, April 11 - May 9) 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. Missed Pilates classes can be made up in any other class or our regular or mini-session schedule.

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Introduction to Women’s Qigong 1 (6-wk Mini-Session) with Jeri Hemerlein
Apr
11
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Women’s Qigong 1 (6-wk Mini-Session) with Jeri Hemerlein

(Thursdays, April 11 - May 16)   Learn this beautiful and graceful Chinese health exercise that opens the body’s energy flow. This complete program of empowered self-care blends ancient Chinese & Tibetan techniques that address the specific health issues unique to women. Completion of this mini-session enables you to participate in the Women’s Qigong 2 classes.

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Ayurveda Nutrition & Diet For Spring with Rimmi Singh
Mar
31
1:30 PM13:30

Ayurveda Nutrition & Diet For Spring with Rimmi Singh

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 Spring Season, and sample delicious Ayurveda inspired recipes.

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Yoga For Amputees Teacher Training with Lucy Lomax
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga For Amputees Teacher Training with Lucy Lomax

March 29 - March 31, 2019; 16 hr weekend training. (Fri. 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Sat. 12:30pm - 9:30pm, Sun. 12:00pm - 4:30pm)

For Yoga Teachers and Professionals Working With Amputees. At the end of this training you will: be able to differentiate types of amputation; learn how to adapt yoga & breathing techniques to above, below knee, and upper extremity amputees, learn what muscle groups are affected, be able to demonstrate and teach warm-ups and… (click for details)

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Yoga & Massage For Pregnancy & Birth with Darlene Bergener
Mar
24
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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Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine
Mar
24
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
Mar
23
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. These workshops are not recommended for exercise novices.

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Mar
22
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 ears and feet 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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Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle with Melissa Lindon
Mar
10
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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Yoga Salutes Nonviolence - 108 Sun Salutations - A Charity Event
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Salutes Nonviolence - 108 Sun Salutations - A Charity Event

Yoga Salutes Nonviolence (YSNV) is a charity event to benefit HopeWorks of Howard County, our local rape crisis & domestic violence center. Students and practitioners gather together to participate in 108 Sun Salutations (or as many as they can). The participants, teachers and students alike, are sponsored by family, friends and students. Whether you're a new student, a regular practitioner, or a teacher, you have what it takes to help! [Flier]

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Beginners Yoga (4-wk Mini-Session) with Barbara Day
Mar
9
12:30 PM12:30

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

(Saturdays, March 9 - March 30) 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 provided for every pose. Start wherever you are and build toward the future!

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Restore Your Pelvic Floor with Cathy Rees
Mar
2
1:30 PM13:30

Restore Your Pelvic Floor with Cathy Rees

Working the muscles of your pelvic floor can be challenging if you’re not sure how to access them. This workshop focuses on helping you to locate and feel the muscles of the pelvic floor so that you can effectively improve your bladder control. Learn strategies including the best positioning to help you find and maintain better access to these muscles. Understand how to avoid common mistakes often made while attempting to strengthen the pelvic floor and learn breathing exercises to strengthen your diaphragm and boost your core. This workshop is for men and women.

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Ayurveda Spring Cleanse with Debbie Martin & Debbie Helfeld
Mar
2
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, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Mar
1
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 ears and feet 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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Baby & Me Stretch & Play with Tracy Devine
Feb
24
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
Feb
23
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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Release & Renew With Yin Yoga & Reiki with Linda Stevens & Maureen Fama
Feb
16
1:30 PM13:30

Release & Renew With Yin Yoga & Reiki with Linda Stevens & Maureen Fama

Learn the benefits of complementing your asana practice with a yin yoga session. Curious about Reiki's healing touch? Join Maureen and Linda for a discussion of Yin and Reiki and then experience a yin yoga session while receiving Reiki's healing touch. Yin Yoga is a simple practice, but not necessarily easy. It targets the deep connective tissues: ligaments, joints, bones and the fascia network of the body, and not the muscles. This is done by coming to a comfortable edge in a posture, settling into…

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Introduction To Yoga For Amputees with Lucy Lomax
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction To Yoga For Amputees with Lucy Lomax

For Amputees, Yoga Teachers, Yoga Practitioners, and Professionals Working with Amputees
In this 3-hour workshop, learn: observation skills for range of motion; how to safely adapt poses for above-knee, below-knee, and upper- extremity amputees by applying the Yoga for Amputees protocol to example poses from the following categories: Standing; Seated; Forward bending; Backbending; Supine; Prone

Basic physical, psychological, and emotional effects of amputation, as well as…

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Radiant Peace Yoga Nidra Circle with Melissa Lindon
Feb
3
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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Yoga For Arthritis & Osteoporosis with Lucy Lomax
Feb
3
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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Exploring Grief & Loss Through Yoga with Cathy Rees & Kim Flyr
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

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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Pilates On The Ball with Karen Best
Jan
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! Bring your own ball. These workshops are not recommended for exercise novices.

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Restoratives, Reiki, & Reflexology with Linda Stevens
Jan
25
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 ears and feet 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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Exploring Grief & Loss Through Yoga with Cathy Rees & Kim Flyr
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

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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Four Desires Workshop with Jill Minneman
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Four Desires Workshop with Jill Minneman

(January 18 - 20, 2019) This transformative workshop guides you through the systematic process developed by Rod Stryker in his book, The Four Desires: Living a Life of Purpose, Prosperity, Happiness and Freedom, to help you to live in accordance with your dharma--where you thrive and serve the greater good. The weekend format will include lecture/discussion, guided meditations, time for journaling, and Yoga Nidra practice.

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