Classes & Services for Body, Mind and Freeing Your Spirit  

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction

Oct 28 - Dec 16

Tuesdays with Jon Waterman

7:30-9:00 PM

Register Here

 

 

PRENATAL Yoga

6-Week Sessions on

Saturdays

Nov 8-Dec 20

12 Noon - 1:15P

 with Dream Prenatal Instructors Lisa & Alicia

Register for Fall




Saturday

Sept 12, 2015

Mark your calendar now to come to Dream Yoga's 13th Anniversary

Open House & Wellness Fair!

4 hours chocked full of

FREE, fun and informative health-promoting activities you won't

want to miss!

 


 

 

 

Workshops

 

Mindfulness

MEDITATION

Mini-Meditation

Retreat

from Stress



Body Mechanics &

Corrective Functionality



Post-Thanksgiving

Turkey Twist Away


 

The Five Tibetans

 Learn the Tibetans

 in a Private Session with

 Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com

 

 

Dream Yoga Is

THE Local Studio for

 National Level

TEACHER TRAINING


Divine Sleep

YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training

with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis


Leading Transformative

Yoga Classes

Teaching the

Deeper Practice

with

Jovinna Chan (Nov 7-10)

Rudy Peirce (Jan 2015)

Jurian Hughes (Feb 27-Mar 1)

Jennifer Reis (Apr 30-May 4)



Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

500-Certification Program

4-Part Series

Starts May 8 - 15 with

Teaching Kripalu Meditation

& Advanced Asana

 

More coming soon! Stay tuned!

 


 Mini-Courses 

Introduction to Yoga

Weds, 7P & Sat 8:30A


Introduction to

 Mindfulness

 Meditation

& Stress Reduction

Tuesdays, 7:30P



YOGA NIDRA

Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation

Sundays, 7:00P


Tai Chi & Qi Gong for

 Health & Well-Being


Shake Your Soul®

A 'Fluid Movement' Practice

for Greatest Health

Wednesdays, 11:30A


Prenatal Yoga

Saturdays, 12 Noon


Yoga for Kids, Teens

Tweens & Families

 

 


Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events

 



See Our Most Current Listing of Workshops, Teacher Trainings & Special Events & Register Today!

Dream Yoga Studio is happy to be able to bring you quality workshops led by highly skilled and veteran teachers. Our teacher trainings are led by instructors from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and other nationally renown institutions and programs.

Our upcoming
Yoga-Alliance approved
 
Teacher Trainings:


Transformational Teaching: Teaching the Deeper Practices Series
  •  with Jovinna Chan - The Fire in the Heart: The Gita & the Path (Nov 7-10)
  •  with Rudy Peirce - Dynamic Gentle Yoga &
             Help Your Students See with New Eyes (Jan 8-11)
  • with Jurian Hughes - The Yoga of YES! (Feb 27-Mar 1)
  • with Jennifer Reis - Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra (Apr 30-May 4)

Plus Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training,
 500-Hour Certification Program
1. Guiding Kripalu Meditation & Advanced Asana
led by Sudhir Jonathan Foust & Michelle Dalbec (Apr 8-16)
2. Leading Kripalu Vinyasa (Nov 28-Dec 6)
3. Teaching Pranayama & Advanced Asana (Spring 2016)
4. Instructing Kripalu Yoga for Special Populations (2016)

Stay tuned... We have more in the works!!

   

 

 

Sundays

Nov 2 - Dec 21


7:00 - 8:15 PM

Register Here

 

 

Experience

Full-Body Relaxation

 

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 

Also Monthly

on Saturday

Afternoons

4:00 - 5:30P

Nov 29

Dec 27

Jan 24

with Dream Team

Instructors

 

 

Divine SleepYOGA NIDRA: Stretch & Restore!

Gentle Stretching & Guided Relaxation

Larkin Goff, RYT, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor       Beginners, All Levels

                                                               $17 Registered Students; $22 Drop In 

 

Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that’s been proven to reduce stress levels and  promote mental clarity & peace of mind. As the pace of modern life increases exponentially, the timeless practice of Yoga Nidra has come to the foreground as an extremely effective tool for living with greater health and ease in the modern age. It’s an accessible form of yoga that can help you balance an active yoga practice and lifestyle.

 

Based in the tradition of compassionate self-inquiry, Yoga Nidra takes you through the koshas, or layers of being, to activate your body’s relaxation response and promote healing/transformation on all levels—physical, energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual levels. Studies show that, although the mind remains conscious during the practice, the levels of relaxation achievable during YN are deeper than regular sleep.

 

 Each class begins with gentle movement & closes with a reflection to mindfully re-enter the world. A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been proven to help alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. It calms the nervous system, promotes a positive outlook, and lifts your spirits. The visualization & sensory awareness used during YN directly communicate with your subconscious mind—where real and lasting changes begin!

 

Come to experience what 45 minutes of shavasana—lying down as you’re guided to deeper & deeper states of relaxation—can do for you! Absolutely NO yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing for gentle movements to prepare for this guided experience. 

 

Students who do Yoga Nidra say they LOVE the way they feel afterward—noticeably

looser, freer…and a little more enlightened too!

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Tuesdays

 

8-Week

Mini-Course


Oct 28-Dec 16


7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

Register Today

 

Only Experienced

Meditators Can

Register or Drop

In after the 2nd

week of each

Intro Session.



Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Dec 14

11A - 3P


 

 

 

 8-Week Mini-Course:
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation for Stress Reduction:

With Jon Waterman                                                          Beginners, All Levels

                                                                           $20/$80=4 Classes; $24 Drop In                                                                                   

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


For many, the end of summer stirs anxiety about the weeks and months ahead. This short course will introduce useful tools for identifying and managing stress in skillful and gentle ways.

 

It's a special opportunity to become familiar with, or continue to practice, the time-tested, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps us lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy.

 

We know that many folks are often intimidated by the thought of sitting still for long periods of time. So we’ll first explore gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress to prepare for meditation. As weeks progress, instructions will cover meditation while sitting, kneeling, standing and walking. Each class includes deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Jon will also offer short talks which include a relaxed blend of Applied Mindfulness—a secular approach to teaching meditation similar to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and some traditional teachings from the path to enlightenment.

 

This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress. Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks will be provided.

 

Your Instructor: Jon Waterman, an original member of the Board of Directors of the IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington) Teacher’s Council, began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early 1970’s, with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist Insight Meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and various meditation techniques.

 

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Friday, Saturday

& Monday

Nov 7, 8 & 10

 

REGISTER TODAY!

 


Also See Below...
Transformation
Yoga Teacher
Training,
Teaching the Deeper
Practices Series:

The Gita &
The Path

with Jovinna
Register Today
for Your Spot!

 

These workshops

 qualify for CEUs for Yoga Teachers in the

RYT categories of 'Techniques,

 Training and

Practice," "Yoga

Philosophy" &

Lifestyle & Ethics




“The glassblower

knows: While in the

heat of beginning,

any shape is

possible.

Once hardened,

the only way to

change is to

break.”

~ Mark Nepo 

 

 

 The Fire of the Heart with Jovinna
An Extended Weekend of Practice & Discussion
to Rejuvenate & Re-Inspire Your Life!

Led by Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500

                                                                  Friday Eve, Saturday & Monday Eve
                                                                 Full Workshop $230 Regular Tuition
                                                                             Register for one workshop or All!
 Also see Sunday's
special day-long training for yoga teachers & serious students.

If you are tired of getting stuck in a routine of living, come and remember the awe and innocence of the heart.  If you want to dive deeper into who you are, come and practice letting go of what is not you.  If you simply want to know more about yoga and movement, come and put your mind and body to work.

      During our time together, we will study yogic philosophy and yogic practices to tap into the deep fire in your belly to burn through falsity and live with authenticity and fiercelessness once again.  Awaken to the miracles of life, and retrain your eyes and mind to see possibilities in your everyday existence.

    Recommended Reading 

    The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran

             Other Recommended Reading 

             The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope

             Stephen Mitchell, Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation


Attend one or all workshops at a discounted fee

Experience a weekend of unfolding into your true self in the safe and supportive environment at Dream. Some yoga experience recommended. Yogis of all traditions are welcome.

REGISTER TODAY!



Friday Evening  Nov 7, 6:30-9:00P   (For All Levels)

Purification of the Heart through the Heat of Practice

When practicing yoga, we can generate heat in our body, breath and mind. When this heat intensifies, it helps us to see ourselves clearer.  That is the beginning of an awareness practice.  Under this heat of awareness, we can begin to make choices to change or heal for our well being.  This evening, we will dive into a deep and long practice of asana, pranayama and meditation to churn our internal landscape and tap into the heat of our practice to clear any clutter so that we return to the intelligence of the heart as we begin our weekend journey together.  


Saturday Morning  Nov 8, 9:30A - 12:30P  (For All Levels)

Tending the Fire: What Does the Bhagavad Gita Say? – Part I

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse scripture, one of the world’s oldest texts that’s part of the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata.  The Gita ultimately is a dialogue about the internal struggle of following our dharma or our true calling.  Although written over 5,000 years ago, it stands out as a timeless, practical manual for living a life that is meaningful, fulfilling and worthwhile.

     In this workshop, we'll look at two of the Gita’s teachings related to deepening wisdom and higher "knowing" through direct experience -  Jnana and Vijnana. Through a blend of discussion and some asana, pranayama, and meditation practice, you’ll directly experience aligning your body, breath, heart and mind with your soul. 

     Once you experience the physical and felt sense of being in alignment – breath flows, freedom in the body, fully engaged – you can draw on this embodied knowing to discern your passions and dharma. Return home with simple principles drawn from your own experiences in class to transform your everyday life.

    Handout includes supportive reading resources and an alignment assessment  worksheet.


Saturday Afternoon  Nov 8, 2:30P – 5:30P  (For All Levels)

Listen to Your Heart’s Song: What Does the Bhagavad Gita Say? – Part II

According to the Bhagavad Gita, it is better to live your own dharma (calling) imperfectly, than to live someone else’s dharma perfectly. Sometimes, however, the greatest challenge is recognizing your dharma.

     The Gita and your own body can offer guidance. In this experiential program, explore and cultivate your authentic self through an enlivening discussion of dharma and the transformative practices of Yoga.

     This workshop invites you to come more alert and alive, and build the courage to listen to your inner calling. You’ll be guided in an investigation on how to follow your heart and do your true life’s work.

     This workshop is a blend of discussion and some asana, pranayama, and meditation practice.  Handout includes supportive reading resources and a simple dharma worksheet.


Monday Night  Nov 10, 6:30P – 9:00P  (For All Levels)

The Sadhana (Practice) of Love: Lecture & Exploration

What is love? And how do we get more love?

     Swami Kripalu was known as “a pilgrim on the path of love.” According to him, love is a sadhana—a practice.  20th Century Poet Rainer Maria Rilke agreed that love is our important life’s work: “For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”

     There are many books, poems, stories and beliefs about what love is.  Do you know what love is to you?  How do you practice loving and how do you practice receiving love?

     In this special workshop, we’ll look beyond love as a concept or idea, and examine the practices that will help us to move into an experience of love beyond mind and ego.

     Jovinna has been on a quest about love since she was young.  Join her for this two and a half hour workshop that comprises of lecture, meditation, and experiential exercises to explore and define your capacity to love as you go forward on your path.

     Note for participant:  Please bring one quote about Love.

               

"A good teacher shows you new possibilities. A great teacher lights up your body, heart and mind and opens you to a deep appreciation of the mystery of your journey.  Spend time with Jovinna Chan and you get the works."  -- Jonathan Foust,
Founder, Meditation Teacher Training Institute
Guiding Teacher, Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Senior Teacher and former president, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
 

 Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, Co-founder of Shakti Initiation, leads transformational programs around the world that awaken presence and love and increase interpersonal skills through ancient techniques from yoga and dance. Born and raised in a village in Singapore, she was initiated to a daily living of awe and reverence by the sacred temples and forests surrounding her home. As a child, she began delving into yoga, dance and martial art and cultivated an intimate understanding of the body through creative movement and expression. Jovinna is a faculty member of Pranotthan School of Yoga.  She has served as the Assistant Dean and 200-and 500-Hour Teacher Trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is also certified in LetYourYogaDance, an ecstatic dance that aligns the chakras, and is a transformational facilitator for Soul Motion™, designed by Vinn Arjuna Martí    

 

 

Sunday

Nov 9

9:30A – 6:00P  

REGISTER TODAY!

 

Also See
The Fire in the
Heart
A Weekend of Practice &
Discussion to
Rejuvenate &
Re-Inspire
Your Life!
with Jovinna
above and
Register Today
for Your Spot!

 

This training

qualifies for 7 CEUs for Yoga Teachers

divided equally in

the RYT categories

of 'Techniques,

Training and

Practice," "Yoga

Philosophy" &

Lifestyle & Ethics






 

 

 

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training, Teaching the Deeper Practices SERIES

The Gita & The Path with Jovinna

Led by Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500

                                                                                        $175 Regular Tuition
Also SEE...
Jovinna's special WEEKEND INTENSIVE on Friday Eve, Saturday & Monday Eve

If you’re a yoga teacher or teacher trainee, come to this day-long intensive to explore how to use the knowledge and wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to understand your dharma and walk your path with faith and courage.

 

During this day, we will visit some teachings from the Gita and learn how to include asana, pranayama and meditation to

§         establish a deeper personal yoga practice

§        clarify your personal teaching goals and mission

§         bring in new languaging and themes to your yoga classes.

§         facilitate transformational experiences in your yoga classes.

 

Walk Your Path! Through lively discussion and creative experiential exercises, you’ll dive into a deep introspection of where you are now as a teacher/human traveler. You’ll be guided to look deep into your heart’s longing, and be inspired to recommit to—or recreate—your path.

 

This day include an hour of yoga practice.  Bring/eat a light lunch. 

Fee includes "Walk the Path Resource & Teaching Guide." 


REGISTER TODAY!

               

"A good teacher shows you new possibilities. A great teacher lights up your body, heart and mind and opens you to a deep appreciation of the mystery of your journey.  Spend time with Jovinna Chan and you get the works."  -- Jonathan Foust,
Founder, Meditation Teacher Training Institute
Guiding Teacher, Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Senior Teacher and former president, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
 

 Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, Co-founder of Shakti Initiation, leads transformational programs around the world that awaken presence and love and increase interpersonal skills through ancient techniques from yoga and dance. Born and raised in a village in Singapore, she was initiated to a daily living of awe and reverence by the sacred temples and forests surrounding her home. As a child, she began delving into yoga, dance and martial art and cultivated an intimate understanding of the body through creative movement and expression. Jovinna is a faculty member of Pranotthan School of Yoga.  She has served as the Assistant Dean and 200-and 500-Hour Teacher Trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is also certified in LetYourYogaDance, an ecstatic dance that aligns the chakras, and is a transformational facilitator for Soul Motion™, designed by Vinn Arjuna Martí    

    

 

Saturdays

 

6-Week Series

Nov 8 - Dec 20

 

12 Noon -

1:15 PM

Register Here

 


 

6-Week Mini-Course: Prenatal Yoga     

Alicia Reilly, RYT-200 & Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Lisa Danahy, RYT-200 & Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga nstructor          All Levels

                                                                                         $18/for Registered Class; $23 Drop In

Studies from the 1970s to the present confirm that a safe yoga practice during pregnancy can reduce pre-term labor, discomfort and stress, and lower the incidence of low birth weight!

 

Come nurture yourself and your baby in this 6-week mini-series designed to enhance your comfort, confidence, and ease as you go through pregnancy and birth.  It’s for all expectant moms—from the Yoga beginner who wants to explore the many benefits of yoga for mom and baby, to the seasoned Yogini who needs to take a gentler approach at this special time in life.

You’ll build your strength and prepare for labor through breath work, hip opening, pelvic floor exercises, spinal alignment, and fetal positioning, as well as movements designed to relieve tension in your back, neck and shoulders. Movements and poses are tailored to all stages of pregnancy. Guided meditations will help reduce stress and prepare you mentally and emotionally for birth and motherhood.

 

Enjoy this opportunity to connect with your baby, be with other expectant mothers, and discuss questions you may have.

 

About Your Instructors: Alicia Reilly and Lisa Danahy have special training and experience in prenatal yoga and have studied, supported, and grown their yoga practices together through the Kripalu and Pranakriya traditions for over 10 years.  Both long-time Dream Yoga and Kripalu students, Alicia and Lisa each lead group classes at Dream, conduct private yoga sessions, and bring offsite programs to schools, businesses & organizations throughout the DC area.  They specialize in yoga for teachers, parents, families & children.

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Thursday

Nov 27

 

10:00A -

11:30A

 

Last year

"sold out."

Grab Your Spot

& Ask Friends

& Family

Members to

Sign Up Too!


REGISTER HERE

Make Any Checks to 

The Women's Center

Thanksgiving Day GENTLE YOGA Class

To Benefit YOU & The Women's Center of DC-Metro Area

A Special Offering by Dream's Teachers    

                                                                   $20 Minimum Suggested Donation

                                                              Space is Limited.  Reserve Your Space!                                                                             

On Thanksgiving morning, get out of the house and thank your body with 90 minutes of Gentle Yoga.

 

We will open the joints, stretch with care, move gently and slowly, and clear the mind and body of accumulated tension. Come spend a joyous morning in community focusing on breathing practices and movement dedicated to freeing the breath, opening the heart, calming the mind, and relaxing the body.

 

For All Levels. Bring your friends and family. Proceeds will be given in gratitude and support of The Women’s Center, which is dedicated to significantly supporting the psychological, career, financial & legal well-being of women/families. Please give generously to support the Center's work. You can bring/send your checks to Dream Yoga, made out to the The Women's Center..

 

Your instructors. Dream Yoga’s certified Yoga teachers are delighted to bring this second Gentle Yoga Benefit class to the community. They are looking forward to a fun morning and sharing this nurturing, supportive yoga with you.

 

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Saturday

Nov 29


10:00A -

12 Noon
 

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited

and this workshop

usually sells out. Pre-registration

is HIGHLY recommended.




In a time when

we spend so

much energy

on others,

give yourself

the gift of time

on your mat!

Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Twist Away with Luann

TWIST Away Tension, Tightness & Toxins.

Begin your holiday season with a lighter body, heart and mind!

With Luann Fulbright, MA, 500 E-RYT, KYT & IYT                                       All Levels

Professional-Level Yoga Teacher & Therapist      $28/person Early Bird; $34 after 11/22

After a class that focuses on twisting, students often say, “I feel so good!”  “I feel lighter!” “Freer!”

This special All-Levels practice class focuses on twists and techniques wisely planned after Thanksgiving to help you digest, detox and rinse away toxins--both tangible or intangible in your physical, mental and emotional systems. It will give you a de-stress kickstart, as you enter the holiday season.


Post-Thanksgiving is a perfect time to do yoga poses that twist and turn you. Twists not only are "good for the gut." They get to the core of your tension, helping you feel less stressed, frustrated or anxious. They reinforce healthy posture, and relieve backaches by moving the spine through its full range of motion. They help with neck and shoulder pain which often lead to headaches.

 

Benefits of Twisting include:

  • Help maintain maintain flexibility in the intervertebral discs and ligaments
  • Wring out the internal organs to cleanse and detoxify the body
  • Improve digestion
  • Stimulate the seven chakras/energy centers
  • Stretch and strengthen the spine -- the seat of the nervous system
  • Help maintain flexibility in the intervertebral discs and ligaments
  • Alternately stretches and compresses each side of the chest to improve breathing/respiratory function
  • Helps you find emotional balance and stress relief
  • Stretches neck,  shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles (depending upon the specific twist)


This class will emphasize safe twisting alignment and have you twisting in new ways. We'll end class with deep relaxation to help you integrate the benefits of your practice.

 

Eat lightly before this class!  And plan to drink plenty of water before and after to enhance the detoxification process.


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Sat Dec 6

1:00 PM -

3:30 PM 

 

REGISTER HERE

 


Body Mechanics & Corrective Functionality to Improve Balance, Posture, Flexibility & Strength


With Grandmaster Jeff Cook

                                                                                               $36 Early Bird, $42 Regular Tuition

Come explore with a combination of practices that will help you align your spine, breathe better, improve balance, boost energy and increase strength.


In this Workshop, we will focus on the basic principles of the mechanics of movement and posture of the human body. Much of what will be presented is based on work developed by Charlie Weingroff (Corrective Functionality expert and Sports Medicine Phd. ) and Katy Bowman (Corrective Functionality expert and author of “ Aligned and Well “ ). We will also learn some Qi Gong exercises which are part of the ancient traditional Chinese Martial Arts which include Nei Chi and Tai Chi Chuan. Discover how now the human body –your body—works. When the skeleton is in alignment, good posture is achieved. When good posture is achieved, all the organs and functions of the body perform at a more efficient level. When the body moves at a high level of efficiency, it does not move as a collection of separate parts, but as a harmonious whole. The overall result is better posture, better balance, increased strength, more!


All Levels. No experience need. Grandmaster Jeffrey Cook will guide you in simple exercises that meld the ancient Chinese Qi Gong exercises with the world of modern medical understanding of the human body to benefit us all.


Handout will be provide. Bring your notebook and if you want, prepare to take pictures or video of Jeff’s demonstrations to help you remember for home practice.


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Sunday

Dec 14

 

11:00 AM -

 3:00 PM

Register HERE 

 

You won't be

 sitting all day!

Come share this

special time together… learning and

practicing the

 many ways of mindfulness. 

See how it

helps you

 reduce stress!

 

 Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreat for Stress  

With Jon Waterman                                                                  All Levels

                                                                       $45/person Early Bird Discount

                                                                        $60/person After

Co-sponsored  with IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington)

 

Understanding how to cultivate and sustain appropriate attention, both on and off the meditation cushion, is essential in recognizing not only the origins of stress in our busy and demanding lives, but also skillful ways to reduce that stress. However, many of us here in the West come to the cushion with great expectations and quickly discover that we first need to remember how to relax.

 

 Scientists have proven that meditation not only reduces stress. It also helps you in these ways:

    •        Strengthen the immune system.                     
    •        Increase heart health.  
    •        Reduce high blood pressure.                                             
    •        Slow biological aging.                                           
    •        Strengthen coping skills.                                       
    •        Sleep better.
    •        Better manage pain.
    •        Heal more quickly.
    •        Help you create positive behavior changes.
    •        Achieve a greater sense of overall well-being.

 

This workshop is open to all—from beginners to long-time meditators—and is an opportunity for you to extend your practice over a few hours. The theme will be “Connecting the Moments.” That is, intentionally cultivating and sustaining a focused attention on sensations in the body as we mindfully transition from one posture to another; sitting/kneeling; standing; walking; reclining and gentle stretching. This four-hour workshop is crafted to be deeply relaxing, not to push our limits in one posture or another.

Please join us in this  30th “Mini-Retreat” at Dream Yoga Studio. Come to share meditation practice and get your questions answered. Explore new mindfulness techniques that will help you experience greater calm and healing.


Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Chairs, cushions, blankets, kneeling benches and props are available, but feel free to bring your personal sitting cushion.

Past participants are amazed at how peaceful they feel after this Retreat…and how fast the day flies.

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4 Workshops


Friday Eve

Jan 9, 2015

6:30P - 9:00P

Saturday
Jan 10

9:30A - 12:30P
and
2:30P - 5:30P

Monday Eve
Jan 12
6:30P - 9:00P


Register Here

 

Participants

attending all

4 workshops

receive 11 CEUs

in Techniques Training and
Practice
contact hours



Let Your Light

Shine Bright!

Don’t miss this

chance to

“Burnish the

Diamond” and

polish the

sparkling gem

that YOU are!


Dynamic Gentle Yoga

An extended weekend of practice, exploration, discussion & connection

with Kripalu's Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500                                                     

                                                      For Teachers & ALL LEVELS of Students

                                 Enjoy one or more workshops. Or Register for All at a Discounted Fee

                                                                                                        Complete Extended Weekend

                                            $205 Early Bird Fee, registering by Dec19; $230 Regular Tuition 

       

Gentle Yoga meets you where you are.

Dynamic Gentle Yoga takes you where you want to go.

Join Kripalu Master Teacher Rudy Peirce – known as ‘The Master of Mellow”—for this special extended weekend for students of all levels, teachers and teacher trainees.

 

Says Rudy: The full weekend is designed to be a nourishing selection of yoga experiences in the Dynamic Gentle style, progressing from a welcoming classic Gentle Yoga experience of dynamic self-care to expanding range of motion, specifically in the chest, opening the heart and lungs. The third “act” of this weekend is a restorative experience Saturday afternoon, complete with a healing Yoga Nidra.

       While each of these workshop experiences will include illuminating the teaching techniques employed to deliver the experience, it is in Sunday’s day-long session (see below & register separately) that will we tease apart the alchemy of guiding movement in such a way as to provide a transformational experience that is highly accessible.

       Our five act play resolves with a journey into the heart of meditation practice on Monday eve. Swami Kripalu taught that, if there is no meditation, there is no yoga. It is when the activities of mind settle that the portals to connection with true spirit, the eternal self within, become possible. And from this deep inner connection, we can each move forward returning to our life missions and service of family, friends and community.


Handouts. While everything you need is inside of you. If you need reminders, there will be handouts with inspiration for each session. It’s human to forget!

 

Friday Evening  Jan 9, 6:30P - 9:00P   (For All Levels)

Dynamic Gentle Yoga – Deep Practice, Gentle Style

Gentle Yoga meets you where you are. Dynamic Gentle Yoga takes you where you want to go.

In this workshop, you’ll be guided to go deeper into your poses by exploring your range of motion. You’ll breathe deeper in your practice than you ever thought possible, as you open the channels of your body’s vitality with graceful movement. Experience inner peace, connection and liberating insight.

$45 Early Bird Fee, registering by Dec19; $55 Regular Tuition 


Saturday Morning  Jan 10, 9:30A - 12:30P  (For All Levels)

Expand Your Range: Techniques & Practice to Open the Chest, Shoulders & Back

The body naturally becomes constricted in the area of the heart and lungs, restricting the flow of energy and innate intelligence in these vital organs. Gentle back extensions save us from curled shoulder and chest creep, literally opening to breath and receive life more fully.  In this workshop, you will release the restriction of habitual forward reaching through a specific sequence that opens the chest, shoulders and back. You will receive the joy of mastering supported back extensions that open the heart. Plus you will experience the progressive-stretch-deep-release approach, resolving deep-seated chronic tensions and stimulate your mood.

$65 Early Bird Fee, registering by Dec19; $70 Regular Tuition 

 

Saturday Afternoon  Jan 10, 2:30P – 5:30P  (For All Levels)

Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra: Techniques & Practice

This is deep-dish, deep-healing gentle yoga, designed to de-stress, nourish and release unconsciously-held stuff that you don’t need anymore. Treat yourself to this layered approach to resilience, beginning with supported restorative poses to engage the relaxation response of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). Next we’ll release stiffness and physical blockage with gentle yoga movement stimulating the nourishing flow of circulation and energy. Finally we’ll enter into the profound meditative experience of Yoga Nidra. In Yoga Nidra, while you completely relax, your attention will be guided throughout all the levels of your multi-dimensional being, to release repressed, toxic experiences from your subconscious realm. We’ll replace the toxic negatives with affirming positives, planting new seeds to bring more freedom into your life. You don’t have to do anything. Just lay down, relax and pay attention as best you can. Consider it a yoga tune-up!

$65 Early Bird Fee, registering by Dec19; $70 Regular Tuition 

 

Monday Evening  Jan 12, 6:30P - 9:00P   (For All Levels)

Dynamic Gentle Yoga & Meditation: Techniques & Practice

Experience the refined techniques to steady the dualistic, thinking mind activity. Come into the stillness that you are, and access the wisdom of intuition that is the promise of meditation. “Meditation is integral to yoga. Because people are different, various approaches to meditation have evolved to suit their needs. Seekers should experiment with a variety of techniques until they find one to their liking. But if there is no meditation, it cannot be called yoga.” – Swami Kripalu

$45 Early Bird Fee, registering by Dec19; $55 Regular Tuition 

 

Your Instructor:  Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500, has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for more than 30 years. A Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1983, he guides accessible and gentle yoga, using a self-empowering, mindful approach that facilitates deep release for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Rudy--often called "The Master of Mellow"-- has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than two decades and currently serves as a trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga in 200-hour and 500-hour level trainings. His popular four-CD set, The Gentle Series, supports students in maintaining a regular home practice. It’s available in Dream Yoga’s Shop. You can contact Rudy at rudy@gentleyogi.com or visit his website www.gentleyogi.com

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Sunday

Jan 11, 2015


9:30A - 6:00P


Register Here

 

This training qualifies for 7.5  hours

Teaching

Methodology

Contact Hours


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Transformational Yoga Teacher Training,Teaching the Deeper Practices SERIES

Help Your Students See with New Eyes!

Guiding Kripalu Stages 2 & 3: Pratyahara, Dharana & Dhyana --

Inner Focus, Concentration & Witness Consciousness

with Kripalu's Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500                                     

                                       For Teachers, Teacher Trainees & Serious Students

                                             $155 Early Bird Fee, registering by Dec19; $175 Regular Tuition       

Learn how to lead an exceptional yoga class by guiding your students into the deeper states of yoga—the internal stages of Kripalu Yoga!


In this training, we’ll explore the methodologies and language needed to guide Stage II, the “Sustaining Phase” of postures, and Kripalu Yoga Stage III “Meditation in Motion.” You’ll be better able to help your students see with the new eyes of non-duality, deepening their connecting with self, spirit and all that is. You’ll learn how to deepen practice without exceptional flexibility and challenging advanced pranayama techniques.

 

This training will include:

  • The philosophical basis for depth practice.

  • Teaching methods to take your students deeper into their being.

  • Specific techniques to deepen the experience of inner focus, concentration and witnessing—the meditative aspects of yoga.

  • The next steps for your development as a yoga teacher.

  • Specific skill building.

  • Ethical considerations.

  • And approaches to modifications for teaching seniors and people with special conditions.

 

Come dive inward to the soul of yoga! Get insight and inspiration. Receive the gift of connecting with your peers. Practice teach in an atmosphere of encouragement and the support of a skillful, master Kripalu Yoga trainer.

 

Participants will receive a valuable handout on specific techniques to take your students deeper in their practice.

  

Your Instructor:  Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500, has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for more than 30 years. A Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1983, he guides accessible and gentle yoga, using a self-empowering, mindful approach that facilitates deep release for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Rudy--often called "The Master of Mellow"-- has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than two decades and currently serves as a trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga in 200-hour and 500-hour level trainings. His popular four-CD set, The Gentle Series, supports students in maintaining a regular home practice. It’s available in Dream Yoga’s Shop. You can contact Rudy at rudy@gentleyogi.com or visit his website  www.gentleyogi.com.

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Fri - Sun

Feb 27 -

Mar 1

 

Fri Feb 27

6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Sat Feb 28

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

and

1:30 - 4:30 PM

 

Sun Mar 1

9:30 AM-12:30 PM

 

REGISTER HERE

 

This workshop

qualifies for 11

Continuing

Education

Credits

 for Yoga Teachers


Discover the places

in life where there’s

resistance—where

you are trying to

hold the reins

tightly and control

situations and

outcomes ... so

everything will

be okay.  Learn

instead powerful

principles and

exercises that

help you align

with the Universe,

and live life fully

and authentically.


An opportunity to

enhance listening

skills, to let go of

the thinking mind,

and to trust the guidance of prana within!


The Yoga of YES! A Weekend Immersion

with Kripalu's Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, MFA

                                              Perfect for all levels of students, regardless of length of study.

                                                Register for Full Weekend or Workshop Parts

                                    Full Weekend  $215 Early Bird - by Feb 6, $240 After

Join Jurian Hughes, a leading Kripalu faculty member and 20-year theater veteran, for a fun, freeing and nurturing exploration of the Yoga of YES!


Discover how to use the tools of yoga to navigate life, just as an actor skillfully moves through an improvisation… saying “Yes!” In this workshop—designed for yoga practitioners, teachers, speakers, performers, wanna-be-performers, and anyone who longs to feel more freely and fully alive—we will:

  • Learn breathing techniques to increase physical and emotional power, energy, command, strength and capacity
  • Tap into our own creativity through the playful coupling of yoga and sound
  • Explore yoga postures and movement that cultivate freedom and ease in body and mind
  • Chant, sound and sing our way to bliss


Experience the power of using the ancient teachings of yoga to speak your truth, raise your energy level, and get ready to be surprised, delighted, encouraged and impressed by your own ability to ‘let go’ and to say, Yes” to life.


For All Levels. Attend one or more, or all four workshops for a discount. If possible, you are encouraged to attend all four sessions, as the weekend will build upon previous sessions.

 

This unique workshop will deepen your practice—as a student and teacher!

 

Friday Evening: The Yoga of YES! An Intro
An introduction to the foundation of the work. Learn the Seven Principles of the Yoga of Yes and begin to practice them in a fun and freeing way. Let your hair down and settle in for a weekend of discovery into this healing and empowering practice.

$38 Early Bird when paying by 2/6; $45 after   Register Today

 

Saturday Morning: Yoga and the Voice - Part I

Dive into the powerful energetic coupling of yoga and sound through chanting, affirmation and exercises designed to loosen the body and breath. Utilizing this combination of sound, breath and rhythm balances the nervous system by tapping into the brain’s control tower—the hypothalamus. This helps us balance hormones and improve mood, appetite, sleep and more.

$65 Early Bird when paying by 2/6; $70 after     Register Today


Saturday Afternoon:  Yoga and the Voice Toolbox - Part II
Sink into a more in-depth experience of the Principles as a way to connect deeply to a place of “yes”.   Using the techniques we’ve learned so far we’ll incorporate additional elements of Yes-Yoga to encourage and explore freedom of expression and inner clarity.  Sound and silence merge to allow full embodiment.
Fee:  $65 Early Bird when paying by 2/6; $70 after
    Register Today


Sunday Morning: From the Silly to the Sacred “Yes”
“Lila”—Sankrit for “play”—is one of our most divine gifts. In this final session, we are called into sacred relationship, exploring the ancient dance of body and soul sounding. You’ll leave with an integrated understanding of how to apply the tools of the Yoga of Yes to your everyday life in order to live each day from the inquiring place of affirmation and transformation.

$65 Early Bird when paying by 2/6; $70 after    Register Today

 

About Your Instructor:  Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, MFA,

is thrilled to be returning to Dream Yoga to offer this powerful and transformational program, which has touched so many and is the heart of her life’s work and passion. Jurian is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainer, a Let Your Yoga Dance® Trainer, and a lead faculty member at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA. A graduate of Williams College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with more than 20 years of experience in professional theater, both on and off Broadway, Jurian leads workshops and trainings at Kripalu and throughout the country, which draw on her extensive experience in yoga, dance, movement, voice and theater. Known for her passionate, playful and inspiring teaching style, she is the creator of the DVD, Gentle Kripalu Yoga with Jurian Hughes and the CD, Deep and Delicious Yoga.  www.jurianhughes.com


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Thur - Mon

Apr 30-May 4

2015

 

8:30A - 5:00 P

except

Sat 10:00A-6:30P

 

Ready to learn how

to give the gift of deep

 relaxation, healing & transformation, while

you transform yourself?

Join Jennifer for

5 days that will

 change your life!

 

Space Is Limited

REGISTER HERE

 

Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training

with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

40-Hour Certificate Training for Everyone -- yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, parents & everyone interested in guiding others to relax & heal

                           $625 Early Bird Discounted Rate - Until Apr 1;   $680 Regular Tuition Fee

                                                                                            Includes 180-Page Training Manual


 

Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra has the power to transform us at our core. This ancient tantric meditation systematically guides you through each layer of being — the koshas. These include the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers, making this a healing practice that is inclusive of our whole being.  Yoga Nidra induces the relaxation response, our body’s own healing state where revitalization and regeneration occur.  Divine Sleep brings us effortlessly, compassionately and rapidly into this healing state.  Yoga Nidra has the power to transform core negative beliefs in our deepest levels of being. This improves not only our outlook…but also our health, happiness and leads us to self-awakening.

 

Who should attend? For everyone interested in guiding others to relax and heal –including yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, caregivers and parents.

Learn to lead your students and clients into deeper levels of freedom and health than they ever imagined possible. You will leave this training feeling confident, enthused and delighted to offer the gift of Divine Sleep yoga nidra.

 

An inspired and inclusive practice, Yoga Nidra is one of the most accessible forms of yoga and meditation. In this training, you will:

  • Relax into openness, freedom, and bliss
  • Learn how to deeply nourish yourself and others
  • Explore yoga nidra within yogic tradition and Western science
  • Awaken a sense of wonder and creative energy
  • Discover how to craft effective classes
  • Cultivate voice quality and pacing
  • Explore music, postures, and props
  • Develop your skills by practicing yourself and leading others.

 

Welcome to Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, the antidote for modern life. You will leave this training feeling confident, enthused and delighted to give this gift.  

 

Listen to a Complete Divine Sleep Journey

Learn More About this Training

 

"A truly educational and transformative experience. The effects on me have been profoundly rejuvenative at both a personal and professional level. Jennifer is a truly knowledable and a compassionate teacher. I am definitely leaving with a greater sense of ease and relaxation. As a yoga instructor, I have the confidence and motivation now to offer this practice to my students."  ~ Eric Yatar

 

"The best part of the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training was the integration of Yoga Nidra with the knowledge and opportunities to practice. I felt like this training was truly multi-dimensional and well integrated. The sessions to practice postures and Yoga Nidra built up knowledge from slides and manual. Then the practice time to create and deliver Yoga Nidra scripts was developed incrementally and reinforced through all the above that it really came together for me. I leave with a fuller appreciation of myself as a whole being." ~ Lisa Bell

 

Your Instructor: 

Senior faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapist and IYT faculty member, and LMT, Ayurveda and shiatsu therapist, Jennifer has created and delivered professional teacher trainings, retreats and workshops for over 17 years.  At Kripalu, Jennifer leads thousands of students each year in powerful and transformative experiences in classes and workshops, and in her own trainings and retreats scheduled throughout the year. She also directs 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer is the creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®.  Her Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra CDs have been the #1 best-selling CDs at Kripalu for eight consecutive years.  Jennifer is the lead Yoga Therapist and lead Private Yoga Healing Arts Therapist at Kripalu.  Jennifer is an LMT who practices Ayurveda and Shiatsu. She has a gift for creating sacred space to journey into realms of deep peace and renewal. Visit www.JenniferReisYoga.com

 

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Satuday

Sept 12, 2015

1:00 PM -

5:00 PM

 

Please Let Us

Know You're

Coming!

RSVP Today!

 

4 hours chocked

full of fun &

informative

activities you

won't want

to miss!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Health Event

13th Anniversary Open House & Wellness Fair

Join The Dream Team & Special Guests                                                       FREE

                                                               No Registration Needed, but RSVP Appreciated

Mark your calendar! Come Celebrate with Us and Explore New Ways to Get & Be Healthier!

 

Once again, we’re planning (now) 4 hours chocked full of fun and informative activities you won't want to miss!  You wil be able to:

  • Munch and mingle, as you sample healthy snacks and beverages
  • Attend FREE mini-Workshops for Adults, Teens & Kids  
  • Relieve stress, tightness and pain with a mini-Massage or other Healing Arts techniques
  • Get FREE health, posture and nutritional assessments and consultations
  • Discover what Yoga, Meditation & Yoga Therapy can do for you
  • Learn what Therapeutic Essential Oils – Nature’s Medicine – are right for you
  • Win FREE Prizes and GiveAways
  • SHOP for casual yoga and athletic wear in our special Boutique; for hand-designed Mala Beads, yoga books, DVDs, music, cards and other products for kids and parents
  • And more!

Watch for Full Schedule of Events

No Registration Needed, but RSVP Appreciated

 

Don't miss out!  Bring your friends, coworkers and family to discover something new that will enhance your health, happiness & sense of well-being!

 

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