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Monday, October 8, 2018

October Special Event Offerings

Tandavasana/Pose dedicated to Lord Shiva Cycle of Life Dance Pose
wardrobe by www.whbm.com
Hudson River View and a White Clematis Blossom



    I'm offering 3 special events this October. The 1st event honors October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. If you or someone you know has experienced pregnancy or infant loss, this coming Sunday October 14th 2pm-4pm is Griffin's Giving Fund's 3rd Annual Remembrance Ceremony and Reception at the Taub Family Education Center in Englewood Health at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ.

    This event is FREE and open to the community. It will include music, art and time for reflection. I will speak as well as lead us through a heart healing seated meditation which includes gentle movement that's designed for all levels to easily follow. Extended family, friends and children are welcome. Complimentary parking is available. Please RSVP to perinatalbereavementteam@ehmchealth.org or call 201-894-3635.

    There's still time to sign up to The Path of Wisdom 40hr Yoga Training which starts at Bamboomoves Yoga in Englewood, NJ Friday Oct. 19th at 6pm. This training is designed for yoga practitioners and or yoga teachers who are seeking inspiration. Whether it's to get back on the mat, learn new sequencing, how to play the harmonium or diving deeper into the Yoga Sutras and energy body. Whatever you seek I'm sure there will be something for you. Please visit www.bamboomovesenglewood.com for more details and dates. This training is accredited by the Yoga Alliance for 40hrs.

    Finally on Friday October 26th 6pm-9pm I will be leading my favorite special teaching of the year, the Chakras Study Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey. This teaching is part of Ramapo College's 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Fortunately it is open to drop in students for $35. The Chakra Study is half lecture and half easy to follow asana posture practice followed by a wonderful chakra balancing meditation. My advice is to share the love and bring a friend. Please visit www.ramapo.edu for directions. We will be meeting at the Krame Center.



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NEW Classes-Creative Core Conditioning at Birchwood Center Nyack, NY




   This week I started teaching Level 1 and Level 2/3 Creative Core Conditioning Classes at Birchwood Center for Yoga and Massage in Nyack, New York. CCC classes are upbeat barefoot body sculpting classes which focuses on strengthening your abdomen and lower back as well as toning your buttocks, chest and arms.

   So far the enthusiasm from the students participating has been amazing. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to share what I've learned so far in both fitness and yoga. I realized this year that I've been teaching for 30 years. I started teaching body sculpting classes and aerobics when I was 18 years old. Around the time of 9/11  I was teaching and practicing both yoga and fitness. Deeply saddened by profound loss, I slowly stepped away from fitness and focused on healing with deeper yoga study and teaching yoga. Today I'm humbled and extremely grateful to reunite within my teachings the healing and strengthening benefits of both fitness and yoga at www.birchwoodcenter.com


Please join us-


Mondays   10am   1hr   Level 1   This class is excellent for brand-new beginners, Gentle Yogis and Yoginis and Level 1 practitioners.



Thursdays   9:15am   1hr   Level 2/3   This class is perfect for those of you who really want to feel the burn.


Be prepared to have fun and get stronger so that we can live healthier lives.



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Late Summer/Fall's Weekly Class Schedule

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana/Extended Hand to Big Toe Variation
Dress from saffrontradingcompany.com Nyack, NY



Summer don't go.

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.

It's always summer somewhere.

STOPtember

Summer is a state of mind.



   It's time to reawaken another season and wrap ourselves around a new schedule. There's plenty coming for me this Fall as well as some new classes on my teaching schedule. Below is my Late Summer/Fall Weekly Class Schedule. Special events and more details about my NEW Creative Core Conditioning classes which start next Monday September 10th will be posted soon.




Mondays   10am   Level 1 Creative Core Conditioning (An upbeat barefoot body sculpting class which focuses on strengthening your abdomen and lower back as well as toning your buttocks, chest and arms.)   1hr   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY




               11:45am   Gentle Plus Yoga (A step up from gentle yoga with modified Sun Salutes. Meaning no step backs and stepping forward)   1hr 15min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY




Tuesdays   9:15am   Level 2/3 Vinyasa Yoga (Flow style yoga with Iyengar Yoga style peak pose breakdowns)   1hr 30min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY




                 12noon   Gentle Warrior (Like a level 1 posture class with Sun Salute variations, restorative yoga, meditation, breath work and no inversions)   1hr 30min   www.bamboomovesenglewood.com   Englewood, NJ




Wednesdays   11:45am   Gentle Plus Yoga   1hr 15min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY




Thursdays   9:15am   Level 2/3 Creative Core Conditioning   1hr   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY 





                12noon   Gentle Warrior   1hr 30min   www.bamboomovesenglewood.com   Englewood, NJ




Fridays   9:30am   Level 2/3 Vinyasa Yoga   1hr 30min   www.birchwoodcenter.com   Nyack, NY





Monday, August 27, 2018

300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training- starting in October at Birchwood Center Nyack, NY

I learned this pose, Goddess Pose at Birchwood Center for Yoga and Massage. It is a variation of King Dancer Pose. What's different is Goddess Pose spirals and expands while King Dancer Pose is forward and direct.  



       If you are a 200hr trained yoga teacher and you are looking to expand your vision, deepen your understanding of yoga and its philosophy plus sharpen your teaching skills to better help others, do check into the 300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at www.birchwoodcenter.com in Nyack, NY October 2018-May 2019. This program is beautifully directed and taught by Betsy Ceva and a wonderful team of professional and enthusiastic teachers. I'm so grateful to be a part of this fabulous training that sits riverside to the scenic Hudson River.

     Like the pose pictured above, your yoga perspective will absolutely be stretched with this training. You will connect deeper to yourself, the best of you will show itself plus you will make a lot of new friends who will be opening their hearts along with you.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Path of Wisdom-40hr Yoga Training coming this Fall at Bamboomoves Englewood



   The Path of Wisdom is a 40hr Yoga Training that’s not limited to yoga teachers attending is coming up this Fall at Bamboomoves Yoga in Englewood, NJ. This 2 weekend course is perfect to take if you're looking to deepen your yoga studies but you're not ready to commit to a 200hr or more hours yoga teacher training. This 40hr training is also good if you're looking to dip your toes into deeper yoga study before you sign up for a 200 or 300hr training. If you are a 200hr or 500hr trained yoga teacher who is seeking inspiration in addition to more continuing education credits this program is accredited with the Yoga Alliance for 40 CE credits.


   Your teachers will be Stephanie Miller Kopyar co-founder of Bamboomoves Yoga, Tim Miller, Betsy Gelb and me.



The training curriculum will consist of:


Advanced Anatomical Concepts and Sequencing taught by me

Philosophy

The Yoga Sutras and Upanishads

Assists (attuning to touch)

Finding your voice and creating the container taught by me

Transformation through the 3 Gunas

Pranayama practice

Meditation

Harmonium 101 and Chanting

Subtle Anatomy including the chakras, bandhas, vayus and mudras taught by me

Healing


Early registration (paid by August 15th) $600
Paid after August 15th $650


We will be meeting on the following dates:

October 19, 20, 21
November 9, 10, 11


The weekend hours are:

Friday - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday - 6:00am-5:00pm


The training will take place at the BambooMoves Englewood location:

12 Engle Street #300
Englewood, NJ 07631 


To register please visit www.bamboomovesenglewood.com



Friday, July 20, 2018

Summer Walking Meditation



    While I went for my walk today instead of observing nature, I imagined the sky, trees and bees observing me. The result was an overwhelming feeling of gentleness coming from the natural world. This self care practice of taking refuge with a meditation walk nurtured my mind, body and soul within 20 minutes. I left the park with an open heart that was ready to receive the rest of my day.





Monday, July 9, 2018

For those of you who like to flow-Level 2/3 Vinyasa Yoga at Birchwood Center

Ardha Baddha Padma Padangusthasana/ Half Bound Lotus Tip Toe Pose Variation



   If you like to vinyasa flow through your yoga postures in a creative and mindful way please join us Tuesdays at 9:15am and Fridays at 9:30am for Level 2/3 1hr and 30min Vinyasa Yoga Flow classes with music at www.birchwoodcenter.com in Nyack, NY.

   Pictured here are posture variations we are currently practicing in class. These Garuda/Eagle pose type shapes are highlighted with circles to express the wavy and healing rhythms of these postures. When I practice these postures I feel circles moving through and around me. This may or may not resonate with you but the next time you practice vinyasa yoga pay attention to the shapes you feel are moving within and around you. Are they circles? Triangles? Squares?




Vatayanasana/Horse Pose and Ustrasana/1/2 Camel Pose Variation

Vasisthasana/Side Plank Pose Variation

Garuda/Eagle Pose transition to Ardha Baddha Padma Vrksasana/Half Bound Lotus Tree Pose Variation