Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Details : Saturday, March 14, 2009: 10:30 - 2:30pm, only $35 for 4 hours!
· 20 minute snack break, please bring a light, healthy snack and water.
· Bring a thick yoga mat and/or a blanket, and wear clothing you can move in.
We take millions of steps throughout our lives. One of the most important movements you have is that which takes place through your hips -movements involved in walking, helping us stand upright or other more complex movements. If there is chronic tension in areas of the lower back and hip area, walking or other movements through the hips will be compromised.
From this 4 hour workshop, you will learn:
1. How the brain and the muscles are integrated and experience the integration of the mind and movement.
2. How to re-program your mind to lengthen chronically contracted muscles.
3. Gentle exercises that you can do on your own to help create more ease in movement through the hips.
· Seniors with arthritis or problems walking (knee and foot problems are usually linked to hip misuse as well).
· Athletes/dancers/fitness followers that depend on the movements of the hips
· Yoga or other mind-body movement practitioners/instructors
· Those interested in medication-free ways to prevent and alleviate pain, chronic tension, and stiffness
Somatic Education offers a way to freedom from stiffness, weakness, or pain that is the result of chronic tension. It is based on basic neuroscience about how the brain and muscles work together and offers gentle and easy exercises that are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Ayurveda is the Holistic Healing System of India. It is the science of life, both physical & subtle, based on the 5 element theory. Through the elements, an individual can understand their body, mind, emotions & external world. The natural result is an increased understanding of the interaction between us & our external world.
In this course, the student will gain the knowledge & tools to create the lifestyle & environment in which they can live optimally...
Thriving rather than just Surviving.
When: 4 Saturday’s: March 7th, March 21st, April 18th, & May 2nd
Time: 10:15am - 3pm (half hour break for lunch)
Cost: 4week series $250. Includes booklet with diagrams, detailed outline of each class, instruction for Ayurvedic cleanse and more.
Free Informational Workshop Feb 21, 2009 10:15 - 11:30 AM
Introduction: Discuss the history, philosophy and goals of Ayurveda. Introduce the core principles of thriving and living in balance.
The Physical Body. The four causes of disease and the root of disease. Learn the 5 elements, three doshas, and 15 subdoshas in depth. Discuss what they look like in the physiology of the body and how to influence their actions. Learn how the seasons, time of day and stage of life influence the doshic tides of the body. Discover how to recognize these doshas in your body.
Digestion and Immune Strength. In depth discussion of the digestion of food from the Ayurvedic perspective. Herbs and practices to create and maintain healthy digestion. Importance of digestion and how it relates to the health of the immune system. How to build and preserve ojas - the immunity of the body.
Nutrition of the physical body. Study the six tastes of food, herbs, and beverage and how they affect the body both physically and emotionally. Discuss the specific diets for the seven combinations of vata, pitta and kapha.
Subtle Body. Learn the anatomy and physiology of the subtle body including the nadis, marma points, charkas, and three mental humors. Discuss Ayurvedic Psychology of the mind. Learn mantra, pranayama & meditation techniques to balance the energy flow of the subtle body.
Causal Body. Discover the nature of the Causal Body. Study of the three gunas, samskaras, karma and the five sheaths. Healing therapies of the Causal Body.
Everyday Use of Ayurveda. Guideline to living well and optimally every day. The daily Ayurvedic routine. The Ayurvedic Cleanse. Learn how to use the five sense therapies to heal doshic imbalances.
Yoga & Ayurveda, the Sister Sciences. Discussion of yogic philosophy and its relationship to Ayurveda.
Closing questions and discussion.
Jessica Ferrol is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda. In California, she completed Kathy Keville's Herbal Apprenticeship program. She has a BA in Psychology. She has been studying yoga, herbs and Ayurveda for ten years.
Her services are: Workshops, Ayurvedic Consultations, Holistic Lifestyle Counseling, Herbal Remedy Preparations and Master Teacher of the Distance Learning Program of California College of Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic Consultations will be available by appointment:
A client would begin with an Initial Consultation. The client is sent a packet of questions to be completed and sent in by the day before their initial consultation.
During this 2-3hour meeting, the client's unique Ayurvedic constitution will be revealed as well as the nature of any imbalance. Next, a program toward optimal living is discussed. The client will come to understand their body/mind/emotions in terms of the doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Follow up visits are 1-1&1/2 hour meetings to support the client in their program and to incorporate further healing practices in their daily lives.
Initial Consultation $130
Follow Up Visit $90
Additional fee for Herbal Decoctions.
Contact Jessica to set up an appointment at the Yoga Loft.
Weekend includes yogic teachings, morning hatha classes, guided meditations, practical applications of the lessons, breakfast each morning, and a free Kirtan.
This beautiful workshop will benefit teachers and students alike. Yoga students will develop a deeper understanding of Yoga, refresh their knowledge of the peaceful practices and renew their energy as they walk on the Path.The weekend includes morning Hatha, meditation, lessons in the major branches of Yoga, a Kirtan (devotional chanting) and a community-based exploration of Karma service.
Dharmashakti is a certified Hatha Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga instructor, ordained minister, Kirtanist and teacher, trained at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York. He leads meditation and sangha at Sloga Yoga in Albuquerque and offers Kirtan and workshops around the U.S.
for more information visit www.Dharmashakti.com
DATES AND TIMES:
Saturday workshop, 5/2 from 8am to 6pm
Saturday night Kirtan, 5/2 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
~It is included in the cost of the workshop and is also open to the public (donation of $20 is suggested - family/student discounts available, e-mail or call 401.245.0881).
see below for on-line registration and payment.
Sunday workshop, 5/3 from 8:00am to 4:00pm * note time change from 7 to 8 AM
Workshop Cost : $150
Kirtan only :
Cost : $20.00
Dharmashakti will be teaching our AM yoga classes on. This is a hatha yoga class and for any level. These classes are included in the cost of the weekend workshop and also open to the public. ($15 drop in , $10 members) Times are as follows:
Saturday 5/2 : hatha yoga : 8-9 AM
Sunday 5/3 : hatha yoga : 8-9 AM
We have just a few sites of interest listed below. If you think we should add one, or if you are a member and would like to add your personal or business site, please contact us.Yoga Information Sites: Yoga Listing Sites:
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Monday, April 6, 2009
8:00 - 9:15 AM : foundations yoga : (allyson)
8:15 - 9:15 AM : pilates : (keri)
6:30 - 8:00 PM : vinyasa yoga : (mimi)
9:30 - 11AM : gentle yoga / yoga nidra : (maureen)
6:30 - 8 PM : kripalu yoga : (betty)
8:15 - 9:15 AM : pilates : (keri)
9:30 - 11AM : gentle yoga / yoga nidra : (maureen)
6:30 - 8:00 PM : vinyasa yoga : (mary)
9:30 - 11 AM : vinyasa yoga : (mimi)
5 - 6 PM : kids yoga club : (jane)
8:15 - 9:15 AM : pilates : (keri)
9:30 - 11:00 AM : kripalu yoga : (ellen)
5:30 - 6:30 PM : beginners tai chi : (jim)
6:30 - 7:30 PM : advanced tai chi : (jim)
8:30 – 10 AM : vinyasa yoga (mimi)
10:30-11:30 AM : restorative yoga (jane)
While emphasizing a connection between movement and breath, Mimi uses creative sequencing to produce a meditative flow that invites her students to grow into greater awareness of their bodies and towards a heart-opening experience. Mindful alignment cues and instructions for modifications enable her students to practice safely and to have a rich practice that is uniquely their own.
Mimi hopes to guide people through an experience on their yoga mat that creates space in their lives to connect in deeper and more meaningful ways with themselves, their community, and the world around them.
Mimi teaches vinyasa: Mon. 9:30-11 AM, Thurs. 9:30-11 AM, and Sat. 8:30-10 AM.
is a Physical Mind Mat certified Pilates instructor. She has been teaching both privately and at the YMCA for 5 years. Keri teaches a basic beginner to intermediate class with influences from ballet to yoga and modern core strengthening exercises. Focusing on balance, coordination, flexibility, toning, posture and all important "mind body connection", each class will offer a variety movements to challenge all levels and abilities. If you have 2-3lb weights, please bring them along so we can add them to our routine.
Keri teaches : Pilates : Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays : 8:15 to 9:15 AM
Mary offers a flowing posture class with emphasis on alignment principles. Suitable for beginners and continuing students who want to learn the graceful flow and art of Vinyasa style yoga Classes are designed to inspire and uplift students leading to greater strength , flexibility and balance. Mary, a certified Yoga Alliance teacher, trained with Shiva Rae, and Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu yoga. A continuing student she brings to class the influences of many styles and insightful yogic teachings.
Mary teaches : vinyasa : Wednesdays : 6:30 - 8:00 PM
is a Certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, with 15 years teaching experience. She has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for over 25 years. Ellen has a master's degree in Holistic Counseling and also works as a psychotherapist.
Ellen teaches : Fridays : 9:30 - 11:00 AM : kripalu yoga
is certified in viniyoga, a yoga discipline aimed at meeting individual needs. She is also certified in chair yoga from classes at Kripalu. She has a master's degree in Elementary Education and has taught locally for a number of years. From Kripalu classes, yoga conferences and readings, she has developed carefully crafted classes that are safe for people with osteoporosis, arthritis, and/or back problems. Emphasis is placed on gaining back strength, flexibility, balance, and a feeling of general wellness.
Betty teaches : Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 PM : kripalu yoga
Ann finds peace helping students of all ages build skills that cultivate happiness. Asana, pranayama and meditation have been pathways to positive transformation in her life and bringing these lessons to others is her passion. Ann completed her 200 hour RYT training through De-Stress with Yoga led by Mimi Strzelewicz at State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center in Uxbridge, MA. She is a Reiki Master trained by Full Spectrum Healer, Joy Dorsey and has brought healing to many, including a volunteer practice through Home and Hospice Care of RI. She is a certified Reflexologist having trained with Cindy Wilson at Lux Therapeutic in Cranston. Ann’s experience includes intensives and practice in the areas of asana, pranayama, meditation, partners, restorative, prenatal, seniors, as well as children’s yoga. Ann also has practice in yogassage and guided imagery which she incorporates at the introduction and conclusion of her classes.
Ann’s deep appreciation for ayurveda and anatomy contribute to building classes that are specific and appropriate to seasonal changes, keeping the body safe and well balanced. She believes that when a body experiences dynamic flowing, coherent energy, there is no place for disease. She holds a M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling and has taught for the Providence Public School Department for 18 years. Ann shares her life with her husband Paul and two beautiful sons here in Warren.
Ann teaches vinyasa Thursday's 6:30-8 PM
Jane Bergmark, COTA/L
is the owner/director of the Yoga Loft. She has studied the ancient healing arts of Yoga, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Amma Massage, Qi Gong, and Makko-Ho Meridian stretches for the past 18 years and recently completed her degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. A mother of four, Jane has taught Parent-Child and Youth Yoga at the YMCA and at the Yoga Loft for the past six years. She is certified to teach Radient Child Yoga instructed by Shakta Kaur Khalsa. Jane has worked with children in many capacities for over 18 years, including as a day care counselor, teacher of dance, arts and vocals for a non-profit group. She has developed a class called Yog~Art, a unique combination of yoga and art to inspire kids. Currrently she teaches a by weekly yoga class for adults with special needs. She believes in community where people heal and help one another to learn to teach and encourage each other.
Jane is available for private yoga classes and healing energy and body work. To make an appointment please e-mail jane@YogaLoftRI.com.
Jane teacher restorative yoga : Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM, and kids yoga club Thursdays 5-6 PM.
My background is comprised of over 20 years of training and teaching in the art of Tai Chi Chuan. My training started in the US and has advanced under the guidance of a Grand Master in Hong Kong who I visit on a yearly basis. I am dedicated to the study of Tai Chi and have had the privilege of leading classes in a number of states in the US and the UK. My classes contain various age groups and levels of physical fitness. I teach beginner to advanced level group classes and private individual instruction in the Tai Chi form and Chi Kung. I also teach “by appointment” classes focusing on the Tai Chi sword set, the knife set, and the spear set and partner exercises to students who wish to pursue more advanced training.
Jim teaches : beginners tai chi : Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Followed by Friday's 6:30 -8:30 PM : advanced tai chi
Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra
Yoga helps us develop in many ways. Balancing personal health, work, family life and studies can seam almost impossible. But through the practices we learn to make healthier choices that lead to healthier live styles. We gain new insights, sometimes tapping into more creative aspects. Some things no longer fit in our lives and drop away. Don't wait to be healthier, free of worry and stress. Learn how now. Yoga Nidra or "yogi sleep" is a sleep-like meditation that yogis describe of this practice said to effect the autonomic symptoms, headaches, tension and anxiety to name a few. This practice is clinically used with war veterans recovering from Post traumatic stress disorder.
A gentle yet challenging class for those looking for an introduction to Yoga. Emphasis on breathing & healthy alignment, students follow a safe and carefully balanced routine of classic Hatha Yoga postures including sun salutations, a standing and balancing series and gentle back bends combined with centering breath work to focus the mind. Modifications are offered making this class for every body. Classes are designed to inspire and uplift students, leading to greater strength, flexibility and balance. The class ends with a period of reclined relaxation and guided imagery to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.
This class is for anyone looking for a deeply relaxing experience. It is also an ideal for students looking to begin their practice or for those concerned with injury. The postures, breath work, and meditation can be a powerful tool for those who feel that their body is undergoing changes beyond their control, such as the effects of MS, recovery from trauma, or chronic pain from arthritis or injury. Also suitable for pregnant women.
Kids Yoga Club
1/2 hour of yoga instruction of posture, followed by 1/2 hour of relaxation techniques, plus a whole lota fun! Jane has been teaching yoga to children for 7 years and hopes to encourage all children to practice yoga daily. Children under 5 are asked to bring their adult.
Beginners Belly Dance (all ages)
I started my journey 10 years ago. I fell in love with art of Middle Eastern Dance, and was the co~creator of The Goddess Coyle Belly Dance Troupe. I have danced everywhere, taught many many workshops and classes all throughout New England. With my Goddess Coyle Troupe, we created a play called " Reclaim the Goddess Within", which ventured on finding your inner goddess, through light and dark. I have been very fortunate to do many amazing things with this dance. I never intended to perform or teach, but funny how life takes you on a journey you never expected. With the Goddess Coyle, we ended up gravitating to helping women find their spirits again. We help young women be responsible with their sensuality, and provide a very supportive, loving atmosphere, to be creative, and go through like experiences. Come as you are all ages all body types.
Beginners Belly Dance is on Thursdays 6:30-8 PM. Cost is $15
Here's to the future, and what it may bring. Finding your passion, and living it. It is what life is meant to be…in my heart. I look forward to inspiring passions in your hearts, and creating a magical connection with you all. ~ Holly Ferreira
Tai Chi classes have a flat fee of $15 per class for members or non-members.
Gift Certificates are available in any dollar denomination and make the perfect gift.
We can mail them to you or directly to the gift recipient.
one class - $15
10 class card - $120 ($30 savings)
Discounts for students and seniors:
one class - $12
10 class card - $100 ($20 savings)
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Instructor: Diana Young
Dates: November 10th
Time: 1-3 PM
Reserve your space and learn how to turn on your inner healer by using simple ENERGYSIZES in the Five Minute Routine. Great handouts Do you feel like you are struggling through the day instead of living through the day? If that is so and you want more energy and good health, incorporating the daily routine into your life is a monumental step. Like many others you will begin to experience the tremendous power you have within to create a life full of energy, peace, health and wellness. Self help and self care are The Medicine of the Future. My Mission: Helping Others Help Themselves firstname.lastname@example.org 401-300-1915 www.vibrationsfromtheheart.com PO Box 40546 Providence RI 02940
Time: 6 PM
Words of Peace Global (WOPG)
Composed largely of volunteers around the world who have experienced the peace and fulfillment of Prem Rawat’s message and want to help others do the same. We believe that every person should have the opportunity to answer life’s fundamental questions; we’ve seen that, when each one of us truly connects with our own humanity — with who we really are — we will connect with the humanity in others. This workshop wxplores the possibility of inner peace, a workshop without workbooks.
FREE EVENT 8 PM
Future Dates... Jan. 19, Feb 16, March 16, April 20
video and light refreshments
CHAKRA CLASS...The Body’s Energy Stations
Come and explore the amazing vortexes of energy that hold our history, our personal story. The
word chakra means disc, vortex or wheel. These centers of electromagnetic and subtle energies
reside in seven primary stations that start at the pubic area and run up the center of our body and
over to the top of our head.
Energy is genetically coded in these centers. An imprint of every important or emotionally
significant event you have experienced is believed to be recorded in your chakra energy. It is
vital to your growth, health and your souls longing to care for these centers.
This is a class designed to give you a complete over view of the chakra system. We will learn the
main function of each chakra and its connection to the organs and other parts of the body. The
connection to our physical and psychological evolution. We will learn about survival, sex, power,
love, communication, clairvoyance and wisdom!
There will be time allotted during the class to break up into small groups to balance each other’s chakras. This will be guided instruction. This is an outstanding way to practice and to take this technique home to assist family and friends. There are class handouts to also use at home.
Sat. 1-3 pm
The Holistic Healing Clinic
Time: 3-4:30 PM
Open to the public. The clinic provides a large variety of healing modalities; Craniosacral, reflexology, massage, shiatsu, reiki, Eden Energy Medicine and more... All treatments are done fully clothed in a warm and comfortable environment. Arrive anytime between 3:00 & 4:00. *Private sessions available on request. *Treatments last 15 to 20 minutes. *Stay after the treatment and enjoy the tranquility. *Minimum donation $5 per person. *10% is donated to the Woman’s Resource Center. *Bring an item for the women’s shelter. (soaps, shampoo, toiletries, etc.) *This event will be held the last Sunday of every month, 3-4:30.
Future Dates: 10/28
The second-degree Reiki Class takes you much deeper into the system of Reiki and expands your understanding of this energy work. Your healing capabilities will be enhanced. You will learn the symbols their meaning and how to use them. The mystery of healing from a distance will be taught. Once attuned you will have gained sufficient skill and understanding to begin your journey as a professional Reiki Practitioner.
The second-degree workshop is open to all students who are First Degree Reiki. Certificates of Reiki I are a requirement.
Instructor: Diana Young
Time: 1 pm to 6pm
Registration closes one week prior to the class date. (August 4th)
Register early to save your space!
Progressing Your Soul Power (Soul Empowerment Series)
Facilitated by author Rand Jameson Shields Learn how to master the path of light and readily visit Heaven.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE: Call Cindy (812) 270-0928 or email: WindByTheSea@gmail.com
Rand is also offering Divine Light Infusions Rand also is offering private 30 minute Divine Light Infusion-Archangel Ascension on Saturday morning and immediately after the workshop. Cost for this individual soul assistance work is $60. Time slots are: 10:15am; 11:00am & 5:45pm & 6:30pm During this private session your soul will be read, infused with the Light, empowered, receive a direct transmission from Heaven; and sealed in the Light with body scan and repair; body, mind soul balancing; soul awakening; revealing the Path of Light.Please call or e-mail Cindy to reserve this wonderful opportunity for your Soul. Future Dates: August 4 , September 29, December 1st.
Course Description You are invited to embrace a remarkable gift of healing, the ability to heal with your hands. Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an energy healing therapy. 'Rei' is the Japanese word, which means "universal" and is referring to a higher dimension of light and soul. 'Ki' is the Japanese word, which means the vital life force energy, which interpenetrates and connects everything in this Universe. The Usui system of Reiki is one of the easiest natural healing systems known today. It is an effective way to transfer Universal Life Energy. Once you have been "at-tuned" to Reiki, you have opened up a channel and Reiki flows through your hands. You can call on this energy at any time. It may often flow on it own accord. You will always have this energy for healing yourself and others.
Instructor: Diana Young
Class Fee: $150.00
The Yoga Loft offers a safe, healthy, and caring wellness community for all ages, levels, and every body. Yoga Loft teachers are highly respected and well educated in various styles of yoga, tai chi, pilates, meditation, and dance.
Our classes range from extremely gentle and restorative to dynamic and challenging. No matter which class you are taking, the beautifully restored mill provides a tranquil space for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
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Give the gift of health, happiness, and peace of mind. Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for a holiday, a birthday, or any day and are available on-line .
the Yoga Loft supports...
Breast Cancer Research
Warren Fire Department
D.A.R.E. (Direct Action for Rights and Equality)