Restorative & Yoga Nidra
with Tara Temple

SATURDAY, MARCH 12th
3-5pm
$25 pp/ In Advance, $30pp/ At the Door

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A Divine Recipe for Transformational Rest

Join Tara Temple as she blends the healing methods of restorative yoga and yoga nidra to create a sanctuary of peace and complete relaxation.
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative Yoga takes yoga poses, that are usually active and done standing, and brings them to the floor. You are supported by bolsters (large pillows), blankets and blocks in passive poses that allow you to hold the pose for an extended amount of time to open your body, find gentle stretching and release held tensions. This is a healing yoga allowing the mind and body to relax so that the body can repair, deep relaxation can occur and restore a natural balance within the body. Mind, body and breath are united and the benefits are numerous. Lights are dimmed, calming music is played and aromatherapy set the stage for this soothing peaceful practice. No yoga experience is needed and every level of student is welcome. Especially nurturing for those with chronic illness, pain or injury.

What Is Yoga Nidra?

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that has the power to transform, heal and rejuvenate you at your core levels.  Through the use of body sensing, breath awareness, guided imagery and other practices, you are systematically guided on a journey through your whole being called the koshas.

What It Does:   Transforms Stress Into Healing

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra switches you out of flight or fight and into the relaxation response — your body’s natural healing state — where revitalization and regeneration naturally occur. Your body knows exactly what to do to attain, and maintain, perfect health and equilibrium, all you need to do is switch on the healing switch. Divine Sleep is the button that can bring you effortlessly, compassionately, and rapidly into relaxation and healing.

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Tara Temple

Tara took her first 200 hour Teacher Training with  YogaWorks at Highland Yoga in Butler in 2009. Since then she has taken additional trainings in Restorative,  Therapeutic Restorative, Therapeutic, Yoga 4 Cancer Survivors, Reiki, Qigong Medical Therapy, and Yoga Nidra.

She furthered her study by taking immersions in Pranayama and Meditation. Tara has studied with Jillian Pransky, Jennifer Reis, Ellen Pfeffer, Tari Prinster, Mark Whitwell, Johnathon Foust, Richard Faulds, Seane Corn, Sharon Salzberg, Kelly McGonigal, Dharma Mittra, and Shiva Rea. She has also taken trainings in Reiki, Reflexology, Medical Qigong Therapy, and Raindrop Therapy. She has recently been accepted into the Kula for Karma program.

Tara thinks of her practice “as a prayer of thanks and a way of deepening my connection with God and my true self. I feel blessed and honored to have the opportunity to share the wonderful gifts with others that I have received from my many teachers”.  Some of Tara’s other passions include wildlife rehabilitation, stained glass, gardening, cooking, being of service to others, and nature.
“By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist we create it.” Wayne Dyer

Alison Bernasco

December 24, 2015

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Alison Bernasco teaches a yoga practice which is heart-oriented spiritually inspiring, and yet grounded in a deep knowledge of optimal body awareness and alignment. She was originally trained in the Kripalu style of yoga, and has since obtained her 500 hours of teaching certification with a specialization in anatomy and orthopedics. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and weaves influence from all corners of her experience together to create an intricate web of ideas. Alison provides flowing, playful, comprehensive sequencing, which will keep you feeling challenged, humbled and supported all at once. Her classes are suitable for every level of experience.

Meryl Hayton

December 14, 2015

Meryl Hayton

Meryl Hayton (RYT-200) is a Vinyasa Flow inspired instructor who completed her 200hr certification program in Jan 2013 at Younique Yoga. She’s been practicing for over 10 years and has taken her teaching to more of a Yoga Therapy style.  Being certified in Individual Structural Assessments enables her to help people with common injuries and limitations.

Her instruction focuses on the beginner/intermediate level using creative sequencing, cueing proper alignment using props and cultivating spiritual awareness.  While she takes her teaching seriously she has a light and fun approach.

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Bring in the New Year with yoga!
Join Meryl Hayton as she starts at the foundation of yoga and moves
through the alignment of the postures from the ground up!
This workshop is perfect for those who have never set foot on a yoga mat
as well as those looking to review the basics.
This special class is limited to 10 people in order to provide more individual attention so save your space now!
This is a great gift for the person in your life who has been wanting to begin a yoga practice,
but has been hesitant to go to a group class.
Dates: Wednesday evenings February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 7:30-8:45p
Investment: All 4 weeks $65

All 4 weeks plus a new basic yoga mat $80

Meryl Hayton

      Meryl Hayton

Meryl Hayton (RYT-200) is a Vinyasa Flow inspired instructor who completed her 200hr certification program in Jan 2013 at Younique Yoga. She’s been practicing for over 10 years and has taken her teaching to more of a Yoga Therapy style.  Being certified in Individual Structural Assessments enables her to help people with common injuries and limitations.

Her instruction focuses on the beginner/intermediate level using creative sequencing, cueing proper alignment using props and cultivating spiritual awareness.  While she takes her teaching seriously she has a light and fun approach.

Workshop: Introduction to Feldenkrais Movement Lessons    

Saturday, January 16, 2016 

Time: 1-3:30p

$20 Pre-Registration

$25 At the Door

1. The Elusive Obvious – explore and experience for yourself some principles of the Feldenkrais method:

  • If there is pain, there is no gain – do less, learn more
  • Indirect approach – move one part of yourself to improve movement in another
  • Cause and effect is not linear

2. A short introduction to Moshe Feldenkrais and his work

3.Awareness through Movement – experience a Feldenkrais lesson

4. Summary and Q&A

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The Feldenkrais Method®:

Moshe Feldenkrais developed his method after dealing with a disabling and painful knee injury. He used very small, slow, gentle movements to explore movement options that he could do without pain. He would stay within the range of comfort even if the movements were infinitesimally small. He noticed that such movement explorations resulted in an increased ability to sense, feel and coordinate easy, effective and pain free movement which enabled him to eventually walk and even practice judo, a martial arts form, despite his injury.

The Feldenkrais method offers movement classes for everyone to improve ease, coordination and awareness of movement. Athletes and performers can improve what they do well already, office workers, hobby gardeners and everybody can discover easier ways to do what they want and need to do. People with pain, injuries or neurological issues such as stroke or MS can find new movement options.

The focus of Feldenkrais lessons is on learning with your whole self and improving, rather than exercising what we are doing well or not so well.

Feldenkrais lessons are offered in two ways: 

Group classes, called “Awareness through Movement” lessons are taught by guiding the students verbally through a sequence of movements, that explore different movement options, the involvement of different body parts in the movement and result in the discovery of easier, smoother and more coordinated movement. We often do lessons lying on the floor to reduce the necessary anti-gravity effort, but lessons can be adjusted for those who cannot easily get to the floor. A positive side effect of the lessons is a sense of relaxation.

Most lessons (except some challenging, advanced lessons) are contained within themselves and don’t require previous learning.

Individual lessons, called “Functional Integration” are suggested to address specific problems. The teacher/practitioner develops the lesson for the individual student and issue. In Functional Integration the Feldenkrais practitioner guides the student through movement sequences with gentle, non-invasive touch. The practitioner may hold and guide the limbs in specific directional movements, and may initiate movement of the shoulders, ribs, pelvis, and spine through gentle touch.

 

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About Beatrice Basso 

A scientist (chemist) by training, Beatrice started taking Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement classes based on a recommendation from my sister, a musician. The scientific thinking behind the very gentle movement classes seemed counter-intuitive and the effects of the lessons were astounding. When three individual Functional Integration sessions released severe pain in the shoulder, the interest became fascination.

Beatrice completed the 4-year training in 2006, and gave classes and individual sessions in different places for a few years. In 2013 Beatrice opened her studio “Move in Grace” in Chester. She teaches Feldenkrais group classes “Awareness through Movement”, gives individual “Functional Integration” sessions and also teaches “Walk for Life” a program developed by Ruthy Alon, a student of Moshe Feldenkrais.

 

Many people have heard of the great Persian mystic poet, Rumi, but few know the story behind his poems. In this workshop you’ll learn all about Rumi’s relationship with his beloved friend Shams of Tabriz, and how that relationship broke him and liberated him at the same time. Poetry woven into asana will give us insight into both his heart and our own hearts, because Rumi’s story is our story. It’s a tale of love, loss, emptiness and what fills that emptiness. We will dance on our mats like the whirling dervishes of ancient Persia, encountering some arm balances and backbends along the way, and landing in the sweetest savasana. All levels.

Saturday February 13th 2-4:30p

Pre-Registration: $40

At The Door: $45

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Kelly Kamm

If you hang out with Kelly too much, you’re at risk of catching a severe case of YOGAMANIA. Kelly is the original owner of Happy Buddha as well as the director of the Happy Buddha Teacher Training program. She has been devoted to her practice for over a decade and is amazed at how she still continues to learn, grow, and find fresh perspective. She has done numerous trainings, most recently another 200 hours at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC. To her, yoga is not about how much of a pretzel you can twist yourself into, it’s learning about yourself on your mat and taking that into your daily life so that you live up to your full potential as a human being.

Kelly teaches a creative vinyasa flow practiced rooted in the ancient mythology of India. Her classes are musical, poetic, and deeply spiritual. She is known for her storytelling and her ability to make the philosophy of yoga relatable, to bring big subjects into an every day perspective. Expect a challenging and creative flow, plenty of great music, a dose of philosophy, a bit of chanting, and definitely some laughter! She is honored to study with and be influenced by many great teachers including Dana Flynn, Cyndi Lee, Kathryn Budig and Douglas Brooks. She also draws inspiration from The Work of Byron Katie, the teachings of Pema Chodron, the poetry of Rumi, and the endless wisdom of her 6 year old guru Milo.

It is often said that our yoga practice doesn’t really begin until life gets hard, and she has experienced that first hand. Her goal is to help people see that our greatest struggles can actually be our greatest strengths. Kelly combines the power of movement, music, and myth to help others move through life transitions with grace and ease. She hopes that through her strong classes you will learn how to step into your challenges and recognize that this life is so much more wonderful and magical than you could possibly even imagine!

Join Loretta Turner for this donation based Slow Flow class
 “You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup.”
Sunday, December 13th 12:15-1:30p
Suggested Donation $15
All proceeds will be collected at the studio the day of the event and will go to the Turner family who recently lost their home in a fire.
“My family needed, and still needs, time to recover so I became one of the main contacts for home insurance,refilling medication, new phones, donations, the fire investigation, relocation services, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on. I don’t live with my family so I didn’t experience the fire the way they did. I knew they needed me to hold them up and take care of them… but like they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
While keeping my mom company in the hospital, I took some time to roll out my mat. Yes, in the middle of St. Claire’s hospital of Denville. For me, and for all of you who consider yourself yogis, filling up means getting on your mat. Every time you step on your mat, its an opportunity to reset, recharge, refill. I like to think of it like a savings account. Every time you practice you make a deposit of whatever you need – stillness, quietness, calmness, discipline, strength, confidence. Whatever it is. You keep going and going and going and saving up until one day, you have to withdraw. So make sure you’ve got enough saved up… make sure your cup is filled to the brim so that when that day does come, you don’t burn out and try to run on empty.”

Join me on Sunday, December 13th (time) for a delicious slow flow with restoratives to help fill up your cup as we dive into the holiday season.

Suggested donations of $15.

HERE is a direct link to the Turner’s GoFundMe page if you are unable to make it and still would like to donate.

 Loretta Turner Restorativa
Loretta found yoga in 2009 through the Ramapo College of New Jersey yoga club. She was immediately drawn to the asana that was so closely tied to her roots in dancing. Through Ramapo College’s yoga community Loretta was able to commit herself to a weekly yoga practice, and eventually received her certification from the college’s yoga teacher program in April 2011. She enjoys teaching an open-level vinyasa flow that is often times described as creative and fluid, but deceivingly challenging. Loretta also teaches to a wide range of vulnerable populations including, but not limited to, cancer patients, Aspergers, at-risk youth, and addiction recovery through Kula for Karma.