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Prenatal Series w/ Izzy

Wednesday’s, June 22- Aug 3rd | 6:30-7:45 pm | $70 series or $15 drop-in

 

Prenatal yoga can help with sleep, optimize baby’s position for birth, soothe the common physical discomforts associated with pregnancy, and help you feel more connected to your body as you prepare for childbirth (and beyond!). This series is taught by Izzy Adair, a certified birth and postpartum doula CD/PCD(DONA), Khalsa Way teacher, and certified perinatal yoga  instructor (trained by the Prenatal Yoga Center of NYC). In addition to being an experienced perinatal yoga teacher (RYPT), Izzy is also an E-RYT 500 and has a background as a professionally trained dancer. She incorporates simple dance and movement techniques throughout her classes to help students feel stronger and more confident as they prepare for their birth. In her classes, movement is used to prepare your body and baby for an easier birth.

Each class will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and movement all specifically designed to prepare the body for a better birth and postpartum experience. 

 
We’ll get to know each other through weekly check ins, share the ups and downs of pregnancy, move, and breathe together as a group. 
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Yoga and Acupuncture w/ Tatum & Constellation Acupuncture

Sunday, July 10th | 7-8:30 pm | $30

 

Yoga and acupuncture are a match made in the chillest of heavens. Whether you’re new to acupuncture, yoga or you love them both, this is an accessible and affordable way to combine these two healing modalities at once, each month at Yess Yoga.

This 90-minute trauma-informed yoga class will begin with a slow flow / yin yoga practice and conclude with an extended savasana needle nap. Together, the two complementary modalities will provide an opportunity for folks to relax and find balance. Tatum Fjerstad, a yoga teacher and licensed acupuncturist from Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts will be leading the yoga and providing the acupuncture. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat and water bottle. 

 

*Masks worn, limited numbers, and spaced out. 

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Sonic Alchemy w/ Thomasina and Bob Fisk of Waking Nomad 

Saturday, July 16th | 6-8 pm | $35 or $60 for two people

Prepare to come to life! Waking Nomad is bringing their unique transformative practice to Yess Yoga.  

The session begins with an introduction to the active practice of sound meditation. We’ll explain how to begin working with your attention to cultivate awareness. You will learn to use sound as a tool for going inward. We will guide you through movement and breathwork designed to release tension from the body and reset the nervous system.  Once the physical body has been prepared we will drop into 60 minutes of sound meditation.    

While immersed in the rich sounds of the overtone producing instruments you’ll allow the experience to bring you into the present moment. Practice letting the linguistic and discursive mind fall away while making room for a more open and receptive mode of engaging with the world. Give yourself permission to enter a liminal state, connecting with the sounds and vibrations of the instruments through a process of judicious listening and receptivity. Lean into your joy, vulnerability, compassion and strength.  

Thomasina and Bob Fisk are mind body facilitators with backgrounds in personal development, meditation, yoga, breathwork, music and mental wellness. They have been called to the power of sound through first hand experience and training, both with the instruments and philosophies of this ancient and evolving wellness modality.

We look forward to practicing with you!

 

Gong Bath w/ Michele

Sunday, July 24th | 7-8 pm | $20 

 

 

The use of vibration and sound is a critical tool for healing the human nervous system. We have all been in a state of uncertainty, anxiety, and dis-ease. These states of being tax the nervous system – both over-driving the sympathetic (flight or flight) nervous system and inhibiting the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system. The yogis wisely noted that sound is the language of the parasympathetic nervous system and soothes a vata (or constant movement) imbalance. Here is an opportunity to allow your nervous system to repair and rejuvenate in a bath of sound vibrations. Class will begin with some insights about current astrology, stretching or calming yoga, and then 30-40 minutes of a gong bath. *If you are prone to headaches, please bring a head covering (hat, scarf, bandana, etc). *Minimum age for participation is 11-years-old. 

 

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Astrology and Tarot w/ Andrea

Friday-Sunday, August 12-14th | 9-5 pm | $500

 

In this 3-day immersive module, we will experience a comprehensive and soulful introduction to Astrology and the Tarot, with a learning focus on the potential of various embodied applications of these Sacred Traditions through Yoga, Dance, and Meditation.

Because the subjects covered are so deep and vast in scope, the module will begin remotely well in advance of the in-person gathering:

After answering a few welcome questions via email, each participant will receive both a Cosmic Care Package by snail mail, including a number of
handmade and heart-felt treasures to explore before our in-person gathering, and also several instructional videos on key topics:
-Structure & History of the Tarot
-Major & Minor Arcana
-Sacred Considerations of “The Spread”
-Essential Astrological Grammar
-Key Principles of Chart Analysis

-The Magical Language of the Stars

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Community Bodywork w/ Sarah & Timmy

Saturday, August 20th | 7-8:30 pm | $30

 

More information to come!

 

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New Moon Song Circle-Water w/ Conie & Liz

Friday, August 26th | 7:30-8:45 pm | $5-$20: Sliding Scale

When it feels like the world is falling apart, singing in community is a thing that heals and centers us—we’re not alone. Join us for a New Moon Song Circle, where we welcome in fresh beginnings and take our time exploring the potential of our voices.

As part of an ongoing series, each month we’ll take a deep dive connecting your voice to one element (did you know your voice has fire and water in it?) based on Barbara McAfee’s Full Voice Coaching. And with the new moon rising, we’ll set fresh intentions to guide the month ahead, release what’s not serving us, and move towards wholeness and delight.

Song leaders Liz Digitale Anderson and Conie Borchardt hold joyful, care-filled circles for you to discover freedom in your voice, de-stress your nervous system, and move your body. Come breathe deep and open up: we’ll sing songs to ground you, heal you, and motivate you for the days to come.

Pay what you can/sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds; we want you there! Just get in touch with us!

 

Please note: because Covid is airborne and we’ll be singing, we are asking folx to mask up for this workshop. Thank you! 

 

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Restorative and Massage: A Journey into Self Love w/ Kristin & Sarah

TBD | 6:30-8:30 pm | $40 or $70 for two people

As we move into a new Spring season, how are you supporting yourself through yet another transition? Just as each changing season releases and brings new energies, so do our bodies. Join Sarah and Kristin for a candlelit workshop of Yin and massage to help release and cultivate the new energy of this Spring season. Kristin will guide you in a dreamy and supportive Yin practice while Sarah offers massage in postures. Yin postures will be held for longer periods of time with invitations of support from yoga props. Massage will be done in postures intuitively for each person to allow for deep release and restoration. Some places that may be targeted are neck, shoulders, back, hips, hands and feet. At the end of our night, we will leave space for reflection, writing and/or sharing. We welcome you to some deep care.

All levels are welcomed!