Delve deeper into a specific area of yoga through one of our experienced teachers, or a guest instructor. Take an introduction to an allied healing art like Reiki or Acupuncture. Past Workshops have included Reiki and Restorative, Yoga Anatomy, Partner Yoga, Introduction to Ayurveda, Cacao Ceremony.
5 Sundays with Ravi
11:00am – 11:45am
March 15th to April 12th
Spring of 2020 finds many of us feeling as if the sun and the moon have gone out of the sky, as if the flowers will bloom no more.
The first teaching of the Buddha informs us that suffering and difficulties are innate to the human condition. Subsequent teachings provide a path out of suffering by providing tools to deal directly with the difficulty instead of wallowing in anxiety, depression and woe.
Yoga Station will start offering an online guided meditation every Sunday at 11:00am beginning tomorrow, March 15th. We will take 30 minutes for this guided meditation, followed by 15 minutes to discuss the teaching of the Buddha.
No meditation experience at all is necessary to enjoy this series.
The temple bell stops
But the sound keeps coming
Out of the flowers.
Melissa Chepuru, LMSW and Paula Pierolivo Rodriguez, RYT
5 Thursdays — 1:00pm-2:30pm — March 26th to April 30th (no class April 9th) — $125
Breath Connection is an experiential workshop for those seeking to deepen their yoga practice as well as their relationship to Self and others.
In today’s stressful world, sometimes it is difficult to find the time to slow down, turn inward, find balance and grounding. Paula and Melissa provide a safe space to explore in more depth practices that may be familiar to you from yoga, such as movement, meditation, breathing and mindfulness, and some others, perhaps not as familiar, drawn from the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy.
Each session includes time for the group to discuss/journal and process what has been explored. Through these practices, you will leave each session with a greater sense of Self and your own inner resources for creating balance and ease in your day to day life.
Honoring the Mother: Reiki and Restorative Workshop
Saturday, May 9th
2:000pm – 3:30pm
You don’t have to be a mother to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with the rebalancing practice of reiki coupled with the restoring power of yoga.
Think soothing music, candles, essential oils, healing reiki practices. With two teachers, students will enjoy lots of attention.
Class size is limited. Sign up today.
Learn about the philosophy behind the practice of Yoga at this *free* monthly event. Experienced teachers will guide discussions on texts from a variety of philosophy, psychology and spiritual lineages in order to understand why the yoga we practice can lessen anxiety and stress to help us live more fully and freely. Past books have included, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; The Bhagavad Gita; When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron; Advice to Future Corpses, by Sallie Tisdale, Remember Be Here Now, Baba Ram Das, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, by Jack Kornfield. Next book club is …
Living Without Stress or Fear
A Mindful Path to Freedom from the Emotions that Cause Suffering
By Thich Nhat Hanh
Friday, April 24th
7:00pm – 8:00pm
From Plum Village website:
A life without stress or fear may seem like an impossible dream-yet Thich Nhat Hanh has spent a lifetime proving that it is not only possible, it is also within our grasp. In Living Without Stress or Fear, Thay shares a message of hope: that we can, through the practice of mindfulness, find freedom from the grip of emotions like anxiety, anger, and despair. “Suffering persists because we nourish the feelings that cause it,” reveals Thich Nhat Hanh. “Through mindful living, we learn to nourish our compassionate nature instead.”. Discovering Your “True Home” in the Present Moment.
We do not find happiness by suppressing emotions like stress or fear. As Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, you can develop a capacity to deal with such emotions by building a sanctuary-your “true home”-in the present moment. Through techniques such as “mindful breathing” and the “begin anew” practice, you purposefully expand your ability to dwell in a state of peaceful clarity, and develop the insight to see through to the underlying causes of negative emotions. By facing your inner darkness with awakened compassion, you can transform toxic energies within you-and radiate the energy of lovingkindness to everyone around you.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace.