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All offerings take place at SUN STUDIO unless mentioned otherwise.
Sun Studio is
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DETOX – RENEW: cleansing yoga therapy course

MAY 30th – JUNE 27th, WEDNESDAYS 5:45– 7:30PM

$81 – $98 sliding scale    All Levels welcome.
Bring lightness into your being. Spring is the time for internal cleansing to remove stagnation and toxins in body-mind. Are you bogged down with the details of life? Having difficulty with planning or seeing the big picture?  Detoxing your mind-body system with a gentle yoga (twists, hips openers and exercises to flush and tone the liver.) and self-shiatsu practice can free your stuck thoughts and feelings so you can flow through your life.  We will practice contemplations to work with emotions as well.  
 It’s an all-level approach and you will learn simple yet profound ways to to clear your mind/body.

Our environment and what we consume build up toxins in our body. A yearly cleanse is wise. Dietary shifts are optional and easier with the support of the group. You will learn the fascinating functions of the Liver and Gall Bladder and discuss the latest research on processed food.

 

YOGA & BETTER BREATHING COURSE for life, health & spirit. MAY 31st – JUNE  28th, Thursdays 9:30 11:15AM

$81 – $98 sliding scale offered.
Breathing is the most important activity we do!  It affects our posture, mood, energy and is so vital, we can’t live but a few minutes without it. We take it for granted, and when done poorly it can be a source of dis-ease. Poor breathing habits are linked to high blood pressure, muscle tension, headaches, cold hand/feet, digestive problems, anxiety, chest pain, IBS, fatigue, sleeplessness, nightmares and depression.
You will learn the art and science behind better breathing (pranayama) through yoga postures, breathing techniques and shared theory and research. Connect more intimately to your life breath – Prana!
This course is at once therapeutic as well as consciousness expanding. Our breath, a soft and yielding aspect of ourselves can be used like water, to dissolve the hard and inflexible within us. Prana is the life force within us and there are five sub-pranas that have different functions. Through visualization, breathing, yoga poses we will augment the flow and increase vitality and grounding awareness

Adya Prana: reception/propulsion                  -INHALATION

Samana Prana: assimilation/discernation      -PAUSE after INHALE

Udana Prana: growth through expression    -EXHALATION

Apana Prana: elimination/grounding             -LAST PART OF EXHALE

Vyana Prana: circulation/expansion                -PAUSE after EXHALE

 

This wonderful class deepened my awareness of my breath and has allowed me to breathe more fully.  The breathing practices felt so subtle yet they created powerful changes to my physical body, including restoring hormonal imbalances. I highly recommend this class!  ~ Hayley

 

Unifier Festival is June 22-24 this year in Tolland Ma. I’ll be there teaching, dancing and soaking up the good vibes and the beautiful lake. This is an awesome gathering of good people, amazing artists, healing and great music. If you are interested in going let me know. http://unifierfestival.com/about/

YOGA for the KALIYUGA – offering at Unifier Festival

Discernment, presence and insight.

Yoga practices to develop your inner fire (manipura chakra), directed by an infinite view (ajna chakra) to empower your life journey in dark times. Bring enthusiasm to defeat inner demons; power to your activism; determination to end depression; a torch to your sovereignty; positivity to your hard work. We will evoke Kali Devi, historical revolutionaries and modern day heros who align with Spirit, and aspects of Nature.

Practice yogic tantric principles behind destroying “negativity”, let go of mental habits that are superfluous, unearth from your body and imagination your potent insightful self!

All level, ages, abilities welcome

 

 

PREGNANCY YOGA THERAPY & LABOR READINESS
No experience necessary ~ all abilities welcome
MONDAYS 6:00 – 7:30pm -the courses are ongoing and you are welcome to join a course already in progress
6 weeks for $90 – sliding scale
Courses can be prorated around due date and holidays.

Held at the Center for Midwifery at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Transform yourself though this amazing life event, feel better and feel empowered through the changes.
I had an absolutely AMAZING birthing experience and your classes helped tremendously! I had told you that during the birth of my first son, it was like I forgot what to do during my contractions, they just knocked me off my feet and I didn’t know how to handle them. Not this time! What really helped me was the wave breath, as well as sounding. Those two things really helped me to conquer those contractions! They didn’t even seem as intense as last time. And then when it came time for pushing I used the visualization you gave us  and all it took was 3 pushes to bring my baby out. I can’t imagine a better birth!  It was completely incredible.  Thank you for these tools!  They truly made a difference.  If we decide on having a 3rd in the future, I will definitely come to yoga again!
~ Magdalena Pasiut

Parent & Baby Yoga Courses are temporarily suspended.

PRECONCEPTION YOGA aka Yoga Therapy for Psoas:
on-going, email for times
Held at Sun Studio in Florence

For those of you who can’t make prenatal yoga with me, I highly recommend
Corinne Andrews at The Yoga Center in Amherst:
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm, on-going

http://www.yogacenteramherst.com/prenatal-yoga/

As well as her Online Holistic Pregnancy Program
http://www.shraddhayoga.org/Birthingmama/sign-up
If you purchase this program, please let Corinne know I referred you!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Pregnancy Yoga Therapy & Labor Readiness
Like the life cycle of a butterfly, you transform with pregnancy and birth.  Your body changes, your perspective, your new or expanding role, as mama.  In each class, go into a cocoon

~ to be nourished and de-stress

~ recover from backaches and other complaints

~ feel your little one at your center

~ connect with other expectant mamas

~ emerge with more freedom, skill and confidence.  The teaching includes therapeutic adaptive yoga for strength and flexibility, breathing, self-massage, sound, visualization and more. Practices for labor and birth are fully integrated.

You are welcome to join the class in any stage of pregnancy and with any fitness level. Partners are welcome at half price.  If you have a history of miscarriage, or have had trouble conceiving, please consult with your caregiver and Arden to determine the best time to join.

Parent & Baby Yoga
The first few months of your baby’s life is a precious time.  This class offers an opportunity for either parent and baby to explore the many dimensions of this time in order to bond, nourish and connect with other parents. All practices promote postpartum healing and wellness in an atmosphere that encourages sharing challenges and joyful discoveries.
Often, babies are gently and safely incorporated into the class through partner poses and practices that comfort and support their optimal development. Nursing, walking, bouncing, changing diapers and soothing fussy babies are perfectly normal in this space.
Please bring a yoga mat, baby blanket, toys, baby-wearing wrap or whatever else that you feel is necessary.

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK TO:

Yoga for Well-Being
P.O. Box 396
Northampton, Ma 01061.

Send a $20 non-refundable deposit or full payment to hold your place. Balance, less the deposit, must be paid by the start of the program by mail or in person at the studio. Receipt of payment will be confirmed.

ON THE CHECK please write your contact information (phone and email) and which program you are signing up for.

Please do this soon; the programs have a MINIMUM and MAXIMUM capacity.

FINANCING: YFWB is committed to remaining affordable to as many as possible. Almost all programs offer sliding scale, payment plans and occasional barters. Please inquire.

REFUNDS: Before course begins, balance is 100% refundable. If you drop out after the course begins, 50% can be transferred or refunded. Deposit and missed classes are non-refundable.

MISSED CLASS: Make-ups can be only be done before the end of the program at another class time when available.

CLASS ETIQUETTE:

  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Equipment is provided, but bringing your own mat is encouraged for cleanliness.
  • Due to overuse of chemicals in our environment and beauty products, many people have sensitivity and some have severe reactions. Please refrain from wearing scented products; especially consider scented lotions & oils, colognes, perfumes and clothes dried with dryer sheets.
  • Refrain from eating a meal two hours before class, a light snack is okay an hour before
  • Bring valuables into the studio and turn off phones.
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