Full Body Breakthrough with Matt Giordano Monday August 21-Friday August 25
Cost: Full Series (5 classes) - $50 Single Class Drop-In - $15 (passes do not apply) Please just drop in! Passes for these classes are not available online
Monday, Aug 21st 8-9:15am Root Down, Sweat & Flow Get connected to your foundation through strong and powerful standing poses. Expect to work every muscle from your hips down, building strength and awareness within a sequence that make you sweat and will leave you completely detoxified with a smile on your face. Expect to gain a new perspective that will bring curiosity and excitement to traditional poses. We will go beyond surface level mundane alignment and open up new doors that will leave you feeling a new sense of power in your body.
Tuesday, August 22nd 8-9:30am Hips: Rock 'Em & Unlock 'Em Tight hips can feel impossible to open. No matter how long you stay in pigeon, the next day it's back to square one. Static stretching alone does not lead to flexibility. Through Matt's deep knowledge in bodywork, yoga, and anatomy, he will teach you how to transform once unyielding hip joints. Learn how to adjust alignment, prevent knee pain and engage the muscles to support the bone structure. This hip opener course will immerse you in the tools needed to access a greater range of motion.
Wednesday, August 23rd 8-9:15am Shoulders: Boundless Freedom Dissolve tension and tightness in your shoulders and learn the biomechanics that makes it easy! Many of us fall into patterns where we believe if we continually repeat an action, our goals will eventually work out. This only rings true when we are repeating a recipe for success. Matt Giordano will offer you a yoga practice that gets you into your body and gives you a strong understanding of a complex joint that can otherwise be a bit of a mystery. Having rehabilitated his own shoulder from a nearly shattered collarbone and fractured scapula, Matt's knowledge speaks from experience and an excitement to share the tools he has picked up along the way. Boundless Freedom is appropriate for all levels. This course can be used for therapeutic and/or advancement purposes.
Thursday, August 24th 10:30am-12pm Discover the Joy: Heart Opening The back bending practice can be some of the trickiest poses in Yoga and can seem like either something you just can or can not do. While some people naturally have more flexibility in an arched position others have to take a more studied approach. In this workshop we will go over techniques that will bring joy and ease to your back bending practice. Those that are less flexible will focus on techniques to unlock tension. Those that have an established back bending practice will be able to take themselves to a whole new level using precision in their approach!
Friday, August 25th 8-9:15am Detox Flow: Twists Strengthen and Unravel your core with this deep flow to detox the body and mind. We will explore many different aspects of the core of our body, but also learn the many specific way to engage depending on what yoga pose we are in. It is not enough to just engage the abdominal muscles, it is all about how, and when we engage. You will walk away feeling completely refreshed and with a new understanding that will carry through years of practice.
The Power of Your Practice Sept 29-Oct 1 Join Heather for weekend at the Guest House Retreat & Conference Center in Chester, CT. RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE
Take a break from your everyday surroundings, see yourself with new eyes. Take this opportunity to reconnect with & yourself & revitalize your practice.
Arrive Friday afternoon & settle into your room, then join Heather for practice followed by a short guided meditation to set an intention for your weekend. Saturday morning begin with breakfast & yoga, then take the rest of the day to relax or explore. The day will close with a vinyasa practice & meditation. (Lunch & dinner will also be provided this day) The retreat ends with breakfast & a closing practice with Heather on Sunday. Feel free to stay to enjoy lunch before heading home. This weekend is open to students of all levels!
Cost: Single Room - $500 Double Room - $420pp Triple Room - $360pp Commuter - $275 (no overnight accommodations included) *all rooms have a private bath. Prices do not include CT sales tax*
Reserve your spot today! The Guest House & Retreat Center in located at 318 West Main St, Chester. The Center is situated on 17 wooded acres & includes a pond, walking trails & a labyrinth. Adjacent to the property is a state forest & the Connecticut Shore is a quick 20 minute drive away. For more information visit: https://guesthousecenter.org/
Sunday, Oct 8th 10-11:15am Class with Heather - Live Music by Girish $25 in advance/$30 drop in Register HERE We are thrilled to have Girish joining us in the studio again. This is an day not to be missed! Experience the magic of Girish's music - powerful Sanskrit chants set to modern melodies - while you flow with Heather. Class ends with a Sanskrit lullaby during sivasana. This is a truly magical and incredible musical and yoga experience. The past three years have sold out - Reserve your spot today!
Sunday, Oct 8 1-3pm Chanting Workshop with Girish $45 in advance/$50 drop in Register HERE Girish's two-hour chanting immersion is for anyone seeking to bring the bliss of Sanskrit chanting into daily life or to deepen an existing chanting practice. You'll explore several of the most powerful Sanskrit mantras and receive practical guidance on integrating them into practice & life. No previous experience necessary! Pre-Register for Class & Workshop HERE for $65 (save $5) Learn more about Girish HERE
November 17, 18, 19 YIN YOGA & MEDITATION TRAINING with SAGEL URLACHER
Early Bird Registration - $435/After June 17th - $460 Register HERE Whether you’re a yoga teacher wanting to offer your students “the other half” of their practice or simply a practitioner wanting to deepen their understanding of Yin Yoga & Meditation, Sagel’s Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training is informative, engaging, and inspiring. This training provides a strong foundation in the Yin Yoga and Meditation practices and includes a deep dive into both Daoist Yin Yoga and its beneficial effects on the soft tissues of our bodies as well as core Mindfulness meditation practices and enhanced opportunities to explore them within the landscape of Yin Yoga. Participants are eligible to receive Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance which current Registered Yoga Teachers may submit to Y.A. For more about Sagel, click HERE
Mark Your Calender!
March 18-24, 2018
DoceLunas in Costa Rica.
Daily Yoga & Meditation Good Food Good Company
$1399 pp - deluxe room (2 queen beds) $1451 junior suite room (1 king bed)
Cost includes: 6 nights accomodations at Doce Lunas in Jaco, Costa Rico daily yoga with Heather ground transportation from San Jose airport to Doce Lunas 3 meals daily (drinks not included) Trip to Manuelo Antionio National Park - Costa Rico's oldest & most visited national park Your choice of one of the following: Canopy zipline tour, horseback riding, surf lesson, SUP lesson, massage or Croc tour
Airfare not included
*current pricing does not include ground transportation in the US. Once flights have been booked, I will attempt to offer group ground transportation for an additional cost*