Workshops

<< Jun 23 2017 - Jun 22 2018 >>

Meet the New Teachers with Morgan Goodling Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Simply Well and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Alumni of the Year Candidate, Morgan Goodling, are coming together to celebrate the graduation of yoga teacher trainees. These new teachers have been working hard since August 2016 and are looking forward to sharing their love and knowledge of yoga with you. Join us for a series of mini yoga classes - all levels taught by the new teachers. Feel free to stay for one class, or for every class.  Light refreshments will be provided.  For anyone donating $20 or more your name will be entered in a raffle to win prizes like a yoga blanket, essential oil & other products!

This is a donation-based event. Your attendance in class will support the new teachers, and your donations will support scholarships for current and future dancers who attend the renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. As an Alumni of the Year Candidate, Morgan Goodling is raising money for the Changing Lives Scholarship Fund. Please see her webpage to make an online donation, or provide cash donations the day of the event.
 
12:00 - 12:30 Gentle Yoga with Nancy Bie
12:45 - 1:15 Meditative Flow with Candy Arena
1:30 - 2:00 Beginner Yoga with Amy Necci
2:15 - 2:45 Moderate Yoga with Barbara Baughman
3:00 - 3:30 Workout Class with Julie Vastine
 
Suggested donation is $20.  Cash and checks will be accepted at the studio anytime before and during the event.  For checks, please make it out directly to CPYB.
The Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery perform Healing Chod Ceremony with The Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Chod is an ancient Tibetan practice used for healing – on physical, mental and karmic levels. The word Chod means to cut or sever – cutting attachments to things that cause suffering – such as old traumas, fears, anger or resentment. During a Healing Chod the monks will use chants and sounts to assist in cutting the attachments. Participants should be prepared to lie or sit on the floor for approximately on hour - chairs, yoga mats and other props will be provided.
 
OBJECTIVE OF MONASTERY'S TOUR
A) To make a contribution to world healing and peace by sharing unique Tibetan Buddhist teachings, sacred religious performances, chanting, and Tibet's unique identity treasures of culture and authentic traditions.


 
B) Recognizing well, and very deeply, that there have been great tragedies in every part of the world, we want to share our sympathy and prayers together with you as human beings sharing this planet and sharing the future of this home of ours.
 


C) To generate a greater awareness of the endangered Tibetan civilization and human rights abuses by the Communist Chinese since 1959. As the situation in Tibet is becoming more desperate by the day, due to massive displacement of Tibetans by Chinese citizens sent there by the Communist government, and ever new rules and difficulties, especially at the monasteries, we need your help now.


 
D) To raise support for the refugee monks' community in south India for proper food, improvement in health & hygiene and for providing better education facilities for the monk students. We preserve our tradition and culture
 
Suggested donation of $25 will go directly to the monks.  
 
Summer Self Care Night with Amy Necci Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come ready to pamper yourself and learn how to create a simple and cost effective self care routine AND take some homemade products with you to get started!

This class will explore various forms of self-care using essential oils, including:
- Yoga
- Aromatherapy
- Meditation
- DIY spa treatments

Cost: $20

Pre-registration is required so that we have enough supplies for everyone.

Yoga Posture Clinic - Plank Pose with Maggie Stonecash Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Get ready to improve, enhance and transform your yoga practice. Whether you are a brand new student or an advanced practitioner, there is always more to learn. Our posture clinics focus on a different pose or series of movements each month. You will learn:

- how to do the pose safely with proper alignment
- getting in and out of the pose
- different variations of the pose including basic, moderate and advanced variations
- using props to go deeper & get more support
- how long to hold the pose
-benefits and precautions

This month we will focus on Plank Pose.

Benefits:

  • Strengthens the arms, wrists, and spine
  • Tones the abdomen

This specialty class costs $18. FREE for our members.

Just Think and Move with Joe Schaefer Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
What is Nike's slogan? - "Just do it."  Going about your day unconsciously like this is very dangerous thing to do.  When we "Just do it" our bodies end up on auto-pilot and habits of movement and posture begin to distort us.  The Alexander Technique is a tool to avoid this.  It's movement and reeducation.  This workshop will explore the use of the body in everyday movements and its impact of your life.  Forget about Nike and "Just Think and Move."
 
Joe is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher who wishes to make movement easier for everyone. After finishing his training in Baltimore, he moved back to the area where he currently freelances with the Alexander Technique, giving workshops at local universities for musicians and dancers. Joe enjoys making music, being a musician by trade and heart, and open water swimming.
 
Cost:  Free
Introduction to Amrit Yoga Level II with Paul Herzer Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This advanced yoga workshop builds on the Amrit-cross-dynamic blend of willful postures and spontaneous movements prompted by the inner urgings of prana. Transitioning from the willful practice of asana into a meditative posture flow prompted by the inner urges of the body. It blends deliberate action with surrender to the innate intelligence of prana, freeing the practitioner into profound depths of stillness and meditation. The workshop incorporates:
  • Breathing (Pranayama) techniques to incorporate into each sequence
  • Techniques to explore the inner urgings of prana, release held-blockages and fears, and free life energy for healing and spiritual evolution
  • Techniques to bring your practice into any aspect of life for complete integration of what you do, where you go or who you are with
 
Cost $30
Honoring and Healing Mother Earth with Mare Cromwell Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Mare Cromwell for a rich afternoon learning about the powerful feminine consciousness behind the term “Nature”. 
 
Indigenous peoples all over the world honor mother earth Gaia. Their medicine people can communicate directly with her. Come learn who Gaia is and her role in the evolution of our planet. Mare will also share ways to honor Gaia and how to be more connected with her spiritually. Most people have no awareness of the amount of Love that Earth Mother has for us and how healing it is be bonded closely with her. We will tap into that Love through ceremony, meditation, and discussion during the workshop.
 
Gaia is calling us to remember her and come back into balance on her. She wants us to come home to her. We can do this by our thoughts, actions and from our hearts. There is a New World birthing during these interesting times and we are all called to be midwives to it by reconnecting with Gaia.
 
Cost: $40
 
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