Yoga for Kids (ages 5-11)
Jan
10
to Mar 28

Yoga for Kids (ages 5-11)

Children, ages 5-11 are invited to join Miss Colleen for this fun filled class. Games, songs, and of course yoga poses will help them gain confidence and learn the value of mindfulness .

parents of younger children: we are running an all levels yoga class in conjunction with this series, so you have one less obstacle to try yoga...wink, wink. 

$13/child                         

                                                 

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tai chi health series
Feb
5
to Mar 12

tai chi health series

want to try something different to compliment your fitness and yoga practice? this is the perfect class for you to find greater flexibility and fitness through the eastern arts. learn the basic ways to move your body for health, vitality, and energy management, through flowing Tai Chi moves and other eastern art practices. easy, graceful movements support our organs, and increase flexibility and fluidity, as well as embracing your body as it is. clearing practices of Aharaj Yoga (considered spiritual aikido) transform stress, anxiety, angst, and depression. learn to feel and enhance your energy field through powerful practices of movement. cultivate energy, power, and clarity in mind, body and spirit!

class is included with unlimited membership and class packs can be used.


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from anxious to calm: wellness series
Feb
18
to Mar 25

from anxious to calm: wellness series

Six sessions to see change. Neuropsychiatrists say it takes six weeks to make a change in the brain. Join us for this small group series, using the science and philosophy of yoga, ayurveda, and psychology, also known as the three wisdoms tradition.

join us weekly for six Mondays and see your life shift from anxious to calm

Facilitated by June Hunt and Cheryl Leddy. 

$120 for 6 weeks. registration required Space is limited to 8 participants.


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restorative yoga
Mar
3
4:30 PM16:30

restorative yoga

"through restorative yoga we remember how to relax and then bring that sense of relaxation into activity"_ Cyndi Lee  

our class includes deep, slow stretching with the use of props and focuses on relaxation with breathing. All fitness levels, including those new to yoga, are welcome to join this class.     

restorative yoga is also offered:

  • sunday, march 17th

           

                                                                

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mommy & me yoga (strong walkers to age 5)
Mar
6
to Mar 27

mommy & me yoga (strong walkers to age 5)

Using songs, stories and imaginations Ms Colleen will lead you and your child through simple and FUN poses and breathing exercises that help to increase their coordination and body awareness. Most importantly this is a fun class designed to strengthen the bond between a parent and child. 

Class is 1 hour 

Free to Unlimited Members, class packs also accepted. Each payment includes both parent and child. 

Any caregiver is welcomed to attend with the child. 

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aerial yoga arm balance
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

aerial yoga arm balance

In this class, you will learn about the benefits of arm balancing, and the necessary components to make it a part of your practice. You will work on wrist stretching and strength building, learn how to find balance on your arms, and how the aerial silk can help give you stability and support.

Many other props will be incorporated, to meet the needs of yogis of various levels, however, some yoga experience is strongly suggested, to get the most out of this workshop. If you’ve never done any arm balancing, but have always wanted to try, or if you want to take your arm balancing to the next level, this class is for you!

Aerial Essentials is NOT required to attend this class

registration required

Space is limited.

$20 ($free for current unlimited members)

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Himalayan Institute's 500 hour yoga teacher training @ moondog
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Himalayan Institute's 500 hour yoga teacher training @ moondog

with June Hunt, E-RYT500 and Himalayan Institute Senior Faculty

When you enroll in the Himalayan Institute’s 500-hour teacher training course, you don’t just train to become a teacher—you get the opportunity to participate in one of the best teacher training programs in the nation, and learn from some of the most experienced yoga teachers alive today. Through their guidance, you will acquire the wisdom and knowledge to confidently interpret and convey the deeper meaning of yoga.

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restorative yoga
Feb
17
4:30 PM16:30

restorative yoga

"through restorative yoga we remember how to relax and then bring that sense of relaxation into activity"_ Cyndi Lee  

our class includes deep, slow stretching with the use of props and focuses on relaxation with breathing. All fitness levels, including those new to yoga, are welcome to join this class.     

restorative yoga is also offered:

  • sunday, march 3rd

  • sunday, march 17th

           

                                                                

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flipped!: an yoga inversion workshop
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

flipped!: an yoga inversion workshop

Join Becky as she turns your perspective upside down.

Inversions and arm balances are some of the most fun, exciting, and challenging poses of the yoga practice. Many students struggle with these poses because they think they are not strong enough. Breaking these postures down and beginning to understand the techniques for getting in and out of them is how we make progress. In this workshop we will learn about the foundations of arm balances & inversions, the connection to the core, embrace our fear and learn to lift off.

Whether you are student wanting to introduce arm balances and inversions into your yoga practice or you've already been experimenting with them and want to learn tools & techniques of improving, this workshop is for ALL students!

 registration required

$20 (free for unlimited members)

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clothing swap
Feb
10
12:30 PM12:30

clothing swap

Have some yoga or fitness clothes that you don't want anymore? Looking for something new to wear? Come to our clothes swap, after classes on Sunday, to join the fun and swap some clothes.

Your $10 donation will go to Moondog's "Pay it Forward" fund--a fund for people who could benefit from yoga and fitness, but, because of financial hardship, may need some help paying for classes.

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aerial & acrobatics for kids (ages 9+)
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

aerial & acrobatics for kids (ages 9+)

The importance of getting into a good health and fitness routine at a young age can’t be overstated. Once we find an activity that we enjoy, we can do it for the rest of our lives.

The trick is to enjoy and have fun. This workshop is about enjoying, learning, leaving with a feeling of having succeeded.

$25 registration required, space is limited . children should wear shirts with sleeves (no tank tops) and little to no jewelry please. 

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restorative yoga
Feb
3
4:30 PM16:30

restorative yoga

"through restorative yoga we remember how to relax and then bring that sense of relaxation into activity"_ Cyndi Lee  

our class includes deep, slow stretching with the use of props and focuses on relaxation with breathing. All fitness levels, including those new to yoga, are welcome to join this class.     

restorative yoga is also offered:

  • sunday, february 17th

  • sunday, march 3rd

  • sunday, march 17th

           

                                                                

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yoga for the winter blues w/Jill McCambridge
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

yoga for the winter blues w/Jill McCambridge

The cold, dark, long winters tend to trigger or heighten what we perceive to be negative emotions. Stress, anxiety and depression are thought to be emotional in nature, when in fact they also have specific physical symptoms as well. Students will be able to learn simple tools that can be used every day, such as breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga postures that help alleviate depression and anxiety symptoms as well as the stressors of daily life.

During this workshop, we will focus on creating an internal sunlight, something that is much needed during the long cold days of winter. This workshop will be a safe nurturing environment to address and experience moving through these challenging emotions. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

Jill is a 200 RYT and a behavioral health specialist, LCSW. She has over a decade of experience in this field. 

registration required

$20 (FREE for unlimited members)

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 restorative yoga
Jan
20
4:30 PM16:30

restorative yoga

"through restorative yoga we remember how to relax and then bring that sense of relaxation into activity"_ Cyndi Lee  

our class includes deep, slow stretching with the use of props and focuses on relaxation with breathing. All fitness levels, including those new to yoga, are welcome to join this class.     

restorative yoga is also offered:

  • sunday, february 3rd

  • sunday, february 17th

  • sunday, march 3rd

  • sunday, march 17th

           

                                                                

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Book Club
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Book Club

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

by Deborah Adele

Join Diane for a discussion of The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, by Deborah Adele. The yamas and niyamas (translated from sanskrit as restraints and observances) are two  of the eight limbs of yoga, as outlined in the yoga sutras, and are foundational to all yogic thought.

This engaging, clearly-written book guides readers into not only a deeper understanding of the yamas and niyamas, but suggests how to live them, as well. Each chapter explores one of the yamas or niyamas, and ends with a self-study section, on which we will base our discussion.

 

This club will meet monthly, and we will start discussing the first chapter in January.

stay for our restorative class at 4:30pm…how wonderful!

no charge of course registration requested

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happy hips
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

happy hips

The stress and sometimes limited movement of everyday life is often found lodged in the tightness and discomfort of our hips. Tight hip muscles can lead to misalignment of the hips, pelvis, and an over arching of the lower back.

While a hip opening posture may feel intense in the moment, you always feel so much better afterwards!

$20 (free to unlimited members) registration required

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aerial & acrobatics for kids (ages 9+)
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

aerial & acrobatics for kids (ages 9+)

The importance of getting into a good health and fitness routine at a young age can’t be overstated. Once we find an activity that we enjoy, we can do it for the rest of our lives.

The trick is to enjoy and have fun. This workshop is about enjoying, learning, leaving with a feeling of having succeeded.

$25 registration required, space is limited . children should wear shirts with sleeves (no tank tops) and little to no jewelry please. 

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winter service project
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

winter service project

The owners of the four studios that make up the BuxMont Yoga Studio Collective invite you to join our Winter Service Project benefitting the Transformation Yoga Project.
WHAT: 75-minute yoga class suitable for all levels of experience team-taught by the 4 studio owners that make up the BuxMont Yoga Studio Collective
WHO: ALL are welcome!

ADMISSION: 1 new or gently-used yoga mat AND 2 new or gently-used yoga blocks

PARKING: There is public parking lot across the street from Moondog. (Entrance between Trolley Barn building and a blue building.) Look for the blue signs that say Public Parking. There is also metered street parking.
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The BuxMont Yoga Studio Collective is a group of kindred-spirit studio owners dedicated to supporting each other and the community.

Transformation Yoga Project serves people impacted by trauma, addiction, and incarceration through trauma-sensitive, mindfulness-based yoga programs driven by education and research. Find out more about their amazing and impactful work at www.TransformationYogaProject.org

For more information, contact Beth Knudson at Beth@BethKnudson.com


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the how can I sit still and calm my mind for more than 60 seconds workshop
Jan
15
to Jan 22

the how can I sit still and calm my mind for more than 60 seconds workshop

Otherwise known as…. Introduction to Mediation

Are you curious about meditation? There are many benefits of meditation, from reducing blood pressure and stress, to improving mental clarity, creativity, and focus.

Science suggests that meditation can actually build new neural pathways, helping to keep an active and healthy mind. Studies have shown mediation improves sleep, concentration and your immune system and decreases stress . It also encourages a healthy life style and reduces anxiety and depression.

Discover for yourself how meditation can help you in our specialty class series with June. She will help you understand the process of meditation, and give you guidelines for beginning your own meditation practice. Each class builds upon the next, so plan on attending the entire series.

No experience is necessary—only an open heart and mind!

What is mindfulness & mediation? Click here for a visual explanation from our Pinterest board.

 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/335799715945135930

 Registration Required
$30 for all three classes (free to unlimited members)


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taking care of mama: pre and post natal yoga class
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

taking care of mama: pre and post natal yoga class

Prenatal yoga is a great way for expectant mothers to stay fit and promotes relaxation. In addition, prenatal yoga can help prepare for labor, alleviate common prenatal ailments, and enhance the baby’s health. Our prenatal classes are designed for every stage of pregnancy, as well as for after giving birth. Take some time to connect with your baby and the experience of motherhood.

 

$20 (free to unlimited members) registration required

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preschool yoga classes for ages 3-6 years old
Jan
10
to Jan 26

preschool yoga classes for ages 3-6 years old

Join Miss Colleen who has over 2 decades of experience as a preschool teacher and is a certificated as a Childlight  yoga instructor in this fun and creative class. 

Yoga for children provides a safe and nurturing environment for the development of mind, body and spirit through creative games, stories, songs, and yoga poses.

$13/child                                                                                                

 

 

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 beginner yoga series
Jan
9
to Jan 10

beginner yoga series

new to yoga? not sure where or how to begin? having you been taking some class here and there and still feel you need to know more? our beginner series is a perfect place by starting in a nurturing, supportive environment at a slow & steady pace.  you will learn breathing exercises, basic postures and their alignments, plus relaxation techniques.                           

this series is for those who prefer a slow and steady pace, and those with back problems or other health concerns.                                                                                                                                                                                            registration required                                                                                                                 beginner series only $75  

part Moondog’s 12 days of Christmas promotion: $60 on Dec 14th only

 

 

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the how can I sit still and calm my mind for more than 60 seconds workshop
Jan
7
to Jan 8

the how can I sit still and calm my mind for more than 60 seconds workshop

Otherwise known as…. Introduction to Mediation

Are you curious about meditation? There are many benefits of meditation, from reducing blood pressure and stress, to improving mental clarity, creativity, and focus.

Science suggests that meditation can actually build new neural pathways, helping to keep an active and healthy mind. Studies have shown mediation improves sleep, concentration and your immune system and decreases stress . It also encourages a healthy life style and reduces anxiety and depression.

Discover for yourself how meditation can help you in our specialty class series with June. She will help you understand the process of meditation, and give you guidelines for beginning your own meditation practice. Each class builds upon the next, so plan on attending the entire series.

No experience is necessary—only an open heart and mind!

What is mindfulness & mediation? Click here for a visual explanation from our Pinterest board.

 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/335799715945135930

 Registration Required
$30 for all three classes (free to unlimited members)


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beginner yoga series
Jan
5
to Jan 6

beginner yoga series

new to yoga? not sure where or how to begin? having you been taking some class here and there and still feel you need to know more? our beginner series is a perfect place by starting in a nurturing, supportive environment at a slow & steady pace.  you will learn breathing exercises, basic postures and their alignments, plus relaxation techniques.                           

this series is for those who prefer a slow and steady pace, and those with back problems or other health concerns.                                                                                                                                                                                            registration required                                                                                                                 beginner series only $75  

part Moondog’s 12 days of Christmas promotion: $60 on Dec 14th only

 

 

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winter break mini camp for children grades k-5
Dec
27
to Dec 28

winter break mini camp for children grades k-5

Home for the holidays? Give your kids an outlet for their energy by sending them to this 2 day Mini Yoga Camp with Miss Colleen.  

Students will enjoy: yoga, non-competitive games and obstacle courses, mindfulness-based breathing exercises, and creative crafts. 

For kids in grades K-5. Miss Colleen has over 2 decades of experience as a preschool teacher and is a certificated as a Childlight  yoga instructor in this fun and creative camp.

registration required $60 per child

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Meditation - FREE in December
Dec
5
to Dec 19

Meditation - FREE in December

how can we as humans make this a better world for all beings? the answer is within you and starts with making a better you!

Moondog wants to give you the jewel in the crown of a yoga practice - meditation. FREE and open to every one the following wednesday nights in december from 7:00pm- 8:00pm

  • wednesday, december 5th

  • wednesday, december 12th

  • wednesday, december 19th

You are all things!

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kids workshop for kids ages 5-12 years old
Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

kids workshop for kids ages 5-12 years old

Take some time for yourself on Friday night!

In this workshop, we will explore yoga poses through games and music, have a healthy snack, create a craft, and end with a meditation story. The children will enjoy partner yoga, creating cooperation and community.

Join Collen Albanese who has close to 30 years experience as an early childhood educator She realized how yoga helped children to focus and settle themselves in her classroom. She says, “I love the impact that yoga has on me and the children whom I work with.”

$30/child

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 musically inspired slow flow yoga
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

musically inspired slow flow yoga

Balance w/ breath.  We shall release the stress and challenges of everyday life while strengthening our balance in both body & mind.

 featuring the music from female artists w/ a positive an empowering message
Musically inspired slow flow classes are offered the third Friday of every month.  

  • November 16th: Annie Lenox

 

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restorative journey through the chakras
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

restorative journey through the chakras

Open and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit, rebuild a stress-free inner life and reclaim your natural state of peace and tranquility.

Join Nicole for this wonderfully blissful workshop as she guides you through the subtle body using the supportive practice of Restorative Yoga.  We will work through the 7 main energetic points in the body called the Chakras by using a correlating posture that will help to bring our focus and energy to that space.

This practice will consist of a gentle sequence utilizing props to support and open the body promoting deep relaxation and healing.  This is an all-levels practice designed to release blocked energy centers, calm the mind and gently open the body; leaving you feeling rested, refreshed, and peaceful. Open to all levels, beginners are welcome.


Restorative yoga is a therapeutic style that uses props to support the body, encouraging deep relaxation. Using passive yoga asanas we let our nervous systems shift and enjoy the benefit of true rest. Different from more active styles, we will concentrate on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the effects of negative stress encountered in daily life, and can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, and emotional strain.  

Saturday, November 17th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

$30 ($25 for unlimited members)

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3 Wisdom Traditions Learning Lab
Nov
2
to Nov 4

3 Wisdom Traditions Learning Lab


Yoga therapeutics, ayurvedic medicine, and traditional clinical psychotherapy are three powerful healing traditions which can restore balance in life. Imagine applying all three synergistically to support the challenges in your life, or in the lives of clients and students! Designed for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialists, this program will also support social workers, psychotherapists, nurses, and allied health professionals who are looking to supplement their work with clinical applications of yogic and ayurvedic practices.

The Three Wisdom Traditions (3WT) program is designed to support healthy physical, energetic, emotional, and mental functioning, and recovery from maladaptive thinking or behavioral patterns. A “wraparound” at-home treatment plan will help you and your yoga students learn to develop self-regulation, resiliency, adaptability, and interpersonal support.

The In-Person Learning Lab at Moondog Yoga introduces techniques from each of the Three Wisdom Traditions and provides opportunities for application. Explore combining techniques into a supportive blueprint for your own self-evolution, and practice with clinical adaptations of the 3WT system. Our work together will include examining case studies to develop at-home support plans.

As a Three Wisdom Traditions Wellness Coach you will also be mentored, as you learn to integrate these potent wisdoms into your work and be able to offer daily support to your clients using yogic practices, ayurvedic lifestyle, and diet, along with psychological approaches to positive thinking, healthy attachment, and self-regulation.

As a yoga teacher, ayurvedic practitioner, and clinical psychotherapist Kathryn Templeton has developed the Three Wisdom Traditions (3WT) program with two goals in mind:

To support caregivers and healing professionals of all traditions to create a balanced lifestyle, develop practices for their own self-care, and decrease burnout and secondary traumatization.
To offer practitioners of each Wisdom Tradition tools to provide wraparound support for clients and patients, to continue their healing work outside of the session.

Session I - Friday, November 2, 6:00pm-9:00pm . Session II - Saturday, November 3, 11:00am-6:00pm with 1 hour for lunch (can be purchased ahead of time)
Session III - Sunday, November 4, 12:00pm-4:30pm with 30 minutes for lunch (can be purchased ahead of time)

Registration is required, Space is limited

$349

For certification as a 3WT Wellness Coach, there are three steps:

  • 1)Online completion of the 3WT Conceptual Foundations program on YogaInternational.com.

  • 2)In-Person Learning Lab Retreat to apply the conceptual theories presented in the online training.

  • 3) 3WT Mentoring Program- soon to be offered on YI this Spring

*You may take these programs in any order and at your own pace.




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restorative yoga
Oct
21
4:30 PM16:30

restorative yoga

"through restorative yoga we remember how to relax and then bring that sense of relaxation into activity"_ Cyndi Lee  

our class includes deep, slow stretching with the use of props and focuses on relaxation with breathing. All fitness levels, including those new to yoga, are welcome to join this class.     

restorative yoga is also offered:

  • sunday, october 21st

  • sunday, november 4th

  • sunday, november 18th

  • sunday, december, 2nd

  • sunday, december 16th

           

                                                                

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fall rejuvenation w/ Sarah Guglielmi
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

fall rejuvenation w/ Sarah Guglielmi

In an Ayurvedic Fall Rejuvenation, the idea is to nourish yourself deeply, on all levels, for a designated period of time. This deep nourishment allows your body to repair, regenerate, and revitalize all of your organs, tissues, and systems—including your mental, emotional, and spiritual state of being.

An Ayurvedic rejuvenation is typically conducted over 1-3 days, and includes a supportive daily routine, rejuvenative foods and teas, and nourishing yoga and relaxation practices. The process allows a release of excess heat from the summer, and builds reserves for the upcoming winter season. You can expect the rejuvenation process to be soothing, sweet, grounding, and enjoyable.

In this workshop, you will learn about all the aspects of a Fall Rejuvenation, taste test foods and teas, and be able to determine the right approach for your constitution (dosha). We'll close our time with a Fall Rejuvenation Asana practice to release heat, and restore the nervous system. At the conclusion of the workshop, you'll have the tools to conduct a rejuvenation for yourself at home.

Ayurvedic Rejuvenation

  • Improves strength, energy, and vitality

  • Bolsters immunity

  • Promotes courage, confidence, and success

  • Slows the aging process

  • Increases longevity

  • Improves memory

  • Promotes cellular intelligence

  • Brings balance, awareness, joy, and clarity into one’s life and relationships

Sunday, October 21st: 1pm-4pm and our restorative class following at  4:30pm-6:00pm

$60 if registered by 10/10; $75 after 

- price includes restorative class on Sunday, October 21st and Fall Rejuvenation E-Book to Guide You at Home

Sarah Guglielmi is a professional educator in the fields of yoga and ayurveda. A former engineer, she was drawn to yoga 15 years ago looking for relief from chronic stress. Sarah not only regained her health, but discovered a deeper dimension to life she finds rich and inspiring. Her overarching intention is to make the transformative power of yoga and ayurveda accessible to her students.

Sarah has served on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute for the past 10 years. She has taught numerous workshops on yoga practice, yoga philosophy, subtle energetics, and ayurvedic lifestyle. She travels nationally as a teacher trainer for the Himalayan Institute’s Yoga and Ayurveda Professional Certification programs. Sarah currently resides in Buffalo, NY, where she serves on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and Daemen College.

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 musically inspired slow flow yoga
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

musically inspired slow flow yoga

Balance w/ breath.  We shall release the stress and challenges of everyday life while strengthening our balance in both body & mind.

 featuring the music from female artists w/ a positive an empowering message
Musically inspired slow flow classes are offered the third Friday of every month.  

  • October 19th: Counting Crows

  • November 16th: Annie Lenox

 

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