schedule

All offerings take place at SUN STUDIO unless mentioned otherwise.
Sun Studio is
a member-owned collective! See all collective member’s offerings and more at www.sunstudio.us

YOGA THERAPY CLINIC (In progress)
Starts July 10th Thursday 9:30 – 11:15am 6 weeks for $90

AWAKENING CHAKRA YOGA COURSE (in progress)

Starts July 9th Wednesday 5:30 – 7pm 6 weeks for $90

5 CONSECUTIVE MORNING COURSE
AUGUST 18th – 22nd, Mon – Fri 7 – 8:30AM
Happy Knees is Happiness! Yoga Therapy just for your KNEES
AND you can clear up some ankle, calf, hip and low back issues as well.
This will be a very grounding and embodying program for mind and body.
Bring your hiker, creeky, arthritic, bum knees and get some relief!  Come learn a gentle approach for all levels. We will create alignment/stability at the physical level, learn about knee anatomy, how our mind/lifestyle create obstacles to recovery and more.  All are welcome. Arden also offers Structural Yoga Therapy sessions by appointment.

SUBTLE REALMS YOGA with art/journaling in nature workshop
Sunday SEPTEMBER 7th 9:00am – 12:30pm $60
Connecting with our inner and out nature deeply for insight, balance and rest.
Location at or near Sun Studio. Through easy postures, yogic breathing, chanting and meditation, the practice opens the subtle energy channels to ground, clear, refine and uplift. The practice develops two important pranas (subtle energies) in our being: Apana Prana (energy-freeing, de-toxing and grounding) and Udana Prana. Udana Prana is the main positive energy unfoldment in life through which we can develop and evolve in consciousness. It governs growth, transformation, enthusiasm and self-expression. It leads your awareness to profound experiences of nature, the astral and causal planes, giving you insight into those realms and helping you to attune to your inner guidance. We will incorporate being in nature, journaling/art  and meditation to yoke inner nature with an aspect of outer nature.

YOGA THERAPY FOR PSOAS INTRODUCTORY COURSES 7 weeks for $126
~  Starts Sept 10th, Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:15PM
~  Starts Sept 11th, Thursdays 9:30 – 11:15AM

Explore this core pelvic muscle, understand it’s connection to body, mind and nervous system, and learn practices to bring vitality back. Pronouced “so-az”, this muscle can be of primary concern if you have back, neck, or hip pain, knee pain, stress, anxiety, pelvic imbalance, sacro-iliac dysfunction, scoliosis or poor posture. Ideal for women in pre-conception phase or menopause. We need this muscle for standing, moving, good posture, singing and performance.  This program can help release the psoas from embedded impressions from flight/flight/freeze stress. CEUs may be available.

Your introductory course to the psoas muscle gave me tools which have relieved the chronic low-level hip pain I’d thought would always be with me. I walk with no pain now, and my pelvis feels steady and balanced even on icy sidewalks.
Your slow, gentle approach to stretching and movement is a reminder to be gentle with myself outside of class.  It helps me seek deepening the experience rather than rushing toward a goal.
~ Ann Marie Lucey
I enter a state of openness, an energetic alignment with the core of my being. My singing practice is notably more powerful with this course.  ~ E. S.
As a stress management specialist, I deeply value the sequences Arden has constructed. The skills she’s teaching help people learn to release stress and trauma from a muscle that’s highly involved in stress reactivity and persistent stress patterns.  ~ L. B.

YOGA THERAPY & MEDITATION NATURE RETREAT October 3rd – 5th
At sacred site, “off the grid” – Temenos Retreat Center – Email for details
By examining inner and outer nature deeply we restore ourselves and open doorways to insight and discovery.    Early bird rate $180 by August 15th -$200 after.

I have been a student of Arden’s for many years. She is always gently encouraging me to look inward for guidance, whether it is to make subtle shifts in posture alignment or make much more complicated decisions. Being in her calm presence is sometimes enough to start my own inward journey towards relaxation but instead she offers confident and creative ways through yoga to dive deeper into the inner world. The retreat provides a nurturing space to escape the hectic life and allow your natural insights and intuitions to arise. You will return to life feeling rested and rejuvenated.
Polly Mathewson~ P.A. in Family Medicine

 


BIRTHING MAMA YOGA with Arden & Corinne

Please contact individual instructor to sign up
No experience necessary ~ all abilities welcome

Courses can be prorated around due date and holidays.
Missed classes can be made up in Corinne’s or Arden’s class.

Prenatal Yoga & Labor Readiness Courses
(you are welcome to join the courses already in progress)
6 weeks for $90
~  Arden Center for Midwifery at Cooley Dickinson:
Mondays 5:30 – 7pm, next course starts soon
~  Corinne
at Second Chances Community Room in South Amherst:
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm, next course starts soon


Parent & Baby Yoga Courses
Arden at Center for Midwifery at Cooley Dickinson:
Mondays 2 – 3:15pm ~ 4 wks for $60
~ starts soon (on-going courses)

Corinne at The Yoga Center in Amherst: 

Tuesdays 12 – 1:15pm  ~ 4 wks for $60
~ starts soon (on-going courses)

Pre-conception Yoga aka Yoga Therapy for Psoas
with Arden:  on-going, email for times
At Sun Studio in Florence

Private & Small Group Yoga Sessions
at Atkinson Family Practice in Amherst
with Corinne:
~Yoga for Conscious Conception and Fertility Support
~Yoga for Post-Birth Experience Processing
~Prenatal, Postnatal, and Family Yoga

 

Contact Corinne: 413-253-4817, shraddha2@verizon.net,  www.shraddhayoga.org
Contact Arden: 413-585-8990, yoga@rcn.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Prenatal Yoga & Labor Readiness
For many women, the birthing time is one of the most transformational periods of their lives.  Come tune in to the innate wisdom of your body and soul, and connect with other expectant mamas.   Using a yoga therapy approach you will reduce physical discomforts associated with pregnancy, build strength and flexibility, learn breathing techniques to relax the mind and tools helpful for labor and birth.
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 Corinne or 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.

Birthing Mama Yoga: Arden Sundari and Corinne Andrews are a collaborative partnership forming Birthing Mama Yoga in 2012. They love to serve women and families in the child-bearing years and bring a wealth of knowledge to their classes.  Arden has taught over 1300 prenatal & postnatal yoga classes at Cooley Dickinson Hospital over the past 13 years. Certified as a Structural Yoga Therapist, trained as a doula, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes.  Corinne has been teaching since 2003 and has completed over 1200 hours of training in Embodyoga® including prenatal and postnatal.  She taught prenatal and postnatal Yoga at Cooley Dickinson Hospital for four years, and draws on wisdom gained through her personal experiences of childbirth.

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK TO:

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

Send a $15 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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