Workshops, Events, & Specialty Classes

Yoga for Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Health with Lynne

This workshop is designed for anyone who has experienced or is currently experiencing low back pain, but especially for those with Sacroiliac, or SI joint discomfort.   

In this workshop, you can expect to learn what the SI joint is, how it functions, and how it can disfunction to cause pain.    You will have an opportunity to analyze your own unique biomechanical alignment and use that information to learn corrective exercises to prevent future SI flare-ups.   This course will be infused with yoga asana tweeks, tricks, Do's and Don'ts to keep you practicing without SI-related pain.   Please note:  we will not be diagnosing specific conditions.   

Saturday, August 7th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
$27.00                      About your instructor

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Mindful Self-Compassion with Cara

Most of us feel compassion for our close friends when they are struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention from yourself when you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

This 6-Week Mindful Self-Compassion course draws on the skills of mindfulness and focuses on developing the resource of self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Burgeoning research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. It is an inner strength that enables us to be more fully human—more fully ourselves.

The sessions will start on Sunday, September 5th to Sunday, October 10th from 6:00-7:15 PM and are offered by Cara McNamara, who is a trained Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) teacher. This program is designed for members of the general public, based on the values of equity, diversity, inclusiveness and belonging. Meditation experience is not necessary to participate in SC-MSC. All are welcome!
$100.00 for all 6 weeks

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Mindfulness for Teens with Cara

This curriculum will be based upon Koru Mindfulness, an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation and stress management to teens and young adults.  The sessions will run on Sundays, from September 5th to September 26th from 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM.

The sessions will be lead by Cara McNamara, who is a trained Koru teacher. In this course, high school students will learn to manage stress, gain a healthier perspective, learn to understand really matters to them, and make important life decisions guided by self-knowledge and understanding. Students will learn mindfulness techniques to support them as they navigate daily challenges from a calm, balanced center.
$60 for all 4 sessions.    Please visit https://student.korumindfulness.org/course-detail.html?course_id=5220 for details on this course.

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Sunset Yoga at the Farm

Our 4-Part Sunset Yoga at the Farm series starts Thursday, July 8th and we couldn't be more excited!

Classes run from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on four consecutive Thursdays.  Attend one or all!   

Classes are designed to be beginner friendly with options to make things easier or more challenging depending on you!   No yoga experience is necessary.   Please bring a mat if you own one and a beach towel or blanket.   If you would like us to bring a mat for your use, please send an email to [email protected]   We're happy to oblige.   

Detailed instructions will be sent to all registered students.

Please plan to bring cash to support our local farmers through the purchase of fresh produce and/or flowers!   Each farm is located in Howard County, within 20 to 30 minutes of Catonsville.  

To register for class, please visit our schedule page and find the date you'd like to attend. 

July 15th  Clarks Elioak Farm - Lindy
July 22nd  Blue Gables Farm - Lindy
July29th  Castlebridge Farm - Beth
August 5th  Myrtle Wood Farm  - Lynne

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Experiential Comparative Anatomy with Machelle Lee

A game changer for any yoga practitioner!

Harshly judging one's range of motion is one of the greatest sources of unnecessary suffering in many people’s yoga practice. The asanas (poses) are intended to be a method to move the healing life force. To do that, we must understand each of our own (or our students) unique structures and explore when we can move more deeply into a posture or when to acknowledge limitations with respect.

Although some restrictions in range of motion are related to tight muscles, and more are related to contracted fascia and ligaments, many significant limitations are actually due to variations in bone shapes and joint orientations that can differ dramatically from one person to the next. Understanding YOUR yoga anatomy is best learned through direct hands-on experience - testing your bones/joints and witnessing them curiously and compassionately to the bones of others. 

This experiential comparative anatomy workshop explores the 14 major joint segments of the body that account for most of our yoga postures. For each joint intersection, we will perform bone analysis and range of motion tests on ourselves, compare with each other, and demonstrate how each varying joints will express itself in specific yoga postures.

Anatomy is a vast subject, but this playful, interactive workshop reveals the basics in a way that clarifies and simplifies the yoga practice - putting the attention back where it belongs - how the key action of each pose makes you FEEL and moves the life force. In this workshop, participants often experience an “ah-ha” moment about their body and their practice, which can be powerfully liberating and self-accepting. This workshop is ideal for all yoga practitioners, whether one is a beginner or experienced student wishing to deepen their knowledge of their body in practice and for yoga teachers looking to expand their teaching, cueing and earn CEUS.

12 CEUs Available for Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance 
Saturday, October 9th from 1:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, October 16th from 1:00-7:00 PM

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