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Intrigued by yoga but not sure how to get started? Let a private instructor explain the basic principles & match your goals with a yoga class that’s right for you. Stretch your mind & your body as you explore some basic practices that energize, reduce stress, strengthen, more.




 

 

Ongoing
Special Classes

 for Health & Well-Being

Wednesdays New

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


Wednesdays - All Levels

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Yoga for TWeens

 Sundays, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM


Yoga for Teens

 Sundays, 5:00 - 6:00P

Mondays, 6:0 0- 7:00P

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00P



Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA

Profound Relaxation/

Meditation

Weekly on Sundays

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Monthly on 3rd Fridays

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM





Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events



1st Fridays


Next Baths

Nov 1

Dec 6


7:00 PM -

8:15 PM

 

REGISTER HERE


Come to be

rejuvenated or

just captivated

by this unique

musical

performance!



PROCEEDS will

support the

Crystal Ashram

501(c)(3) non-profit

that supports &

sponsors sound

bath meditations

across the DC metropolitan area.



The more do this,

the greater the

transformation!




Sound Bath MEDITATION

by Crystal Ashram

with Robert Lee, E-RYT 500                                   First-Timers & All Welcome!  

                                                           $25 Early Bird Donation; $30 After

Experience the Rejuvenating Power

of Singing Bowls / 'Human Activation'


How can you be more clear and productive when you're awake, and be more restful when you sleep?

 

MODERN SCIENCE now agrees that deep meditation can give us all of this and then some including, reduced blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and increased overall wellness.

 

IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL of Health Promotion,Tibetan Singing Bowls were used compared to silent meditation. Scientists found the singing bowls produced greater decreases in blood pressure and heart rate than simply silence alone.

 

HUMAN ACTIVATION has been featured in a recent Washington Post article in the Wellness section as the leaders in modern mindful meditation with their "sound bath" offerings.

 

Sound bath, what's that?

Human Activation sound frequency specialist, Robert Lee, will be playing several of these rare Singing Bowls, some of which are over 200 years old. A magical alchemy of 7-12 different metals rings in the past, present, and future for our relaxing enchantment.

 

Experience these gifts from the past in this NON-religious practice of our present.

  • 7:00 PM -  Reception & Introduction to Sound Bath Meditation
  • 7:15 PM - Meditation Begins  Please refrain from entering after 7:15 PM to respect the meditation.**
  • 8:00 PM -  Meditation Ends, Followed by Community Reflection

 

About Your Instructor:  

DC award-winning sound frequency specialist Robert Lee from the Human Activation School will be offering the ancient sounds of antique Tibetan singing bowls. Robert also serves as a one-on-one private facilitator for Human Activation's Pathway of Liberation. From meditation facilitation ranging from local community churches, to corporate consulting and facilitation for strategic planning and regular company re-alignment for consistent cohesion and growth, Robert has worked with companies such as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the Park Hyatt Washington D.C., as well as doing many volunteer efforts in the community such as working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. www.humanactivation.com

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Next Candlelight

Yoga Classes


Nov 8, Dec 13


7:00 PM -

8:00 PM

 

REGISTER HERE

Just $10 for Dream
 students who are REGISTERED for
at least one
weekly class.



Candlelight Slow Flow Yoga

Catha Pavloff, E-RYT 200, RYT 500                                                         All Levels!  

                                                    Just $10 for Dream's Registered Students

                                                $18 Early Bird. $22 Regular Tuition/Drop In


On the second and fourth Fridays of each month, leave behind the demands of the week with our new Candlelight Yoga class.

The studio will be filled with soft candlelight and relaxing music, as we guide you through a slower Yoga Flow focused on longer holds and deeper stretches, creating an experience that is equal parts relaxing and rejuvenating.

Students say:
"I'm amazed at how much more relaxed I am after this class!"
"This is perfect for a Friday night."
This is the real Happy Hour!

Start your weekend right!


About Your Instructor:  

Catha Pavloff has been teaching yoga since 2011. Yoga has played an invaluable role in helping her cope with life's ups and downs. She is passionate about yoga as a vehicle to help people balance the stressful, high-paced, technology-driven world in which we live. Among her classes at Dream Yoga Studio, Catha instructs Yoga for Bellies, Backs & Balance; and Yoga for Bone Health & Balance at lunch time on Tuesdays & Thursdays; and Slow Flow Yoga on Sunday mornings at 10:30AM.

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Weekly on

Sundays

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Register Here


and Monthly on

3rd Fridays New

7:00 - 8:00 PM


Next Dates:

Nov 15, Dec 20

Only $10 for Dream's
Registered Students

Register Here



Experience

Full-Body

Relaxation.

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 

Find Out More!
Your Brain
on Yoga
Nidra



Yoga Nidra Guided Sleep MEDITATION to De-Stress, Relax & Rejuvenate

Lauren Fulbright, MA, E-RYT 500, KYT 500

Certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor & Life Coach     

                                                          Beginners, All Levels, Ages 15 & Up

Take a break from your busy life with this grown-up version of "nap time."

Yoga Nidra, or 'Yogic Sleep," is a lying-down meditation scientifically proven to induce a profound level of relaxation which leads to improved health and transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.


A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been proven to have many benefits, including:

  • Helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression.
  • Calm the nervous system
  • Boost your immune system
  • Promote a positive outlook & and lift your spirits.
  • By working with the subconscious mind, Yoga Nidra can also help you make real and lasting changes.

Just one hour of Yoga Nidra equals 3 to 4 hours of deep restorative sleep.
 

Everyone can do this practice. No yoga or meditation experience needed. All you have to do is lie down and listen to the teacher's soothing voice. Wear comfortable clothes.


This is a great way to start or enhance a meditation practice.



Your Instructor: Lauren is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter and journalist in the Washington DC area.  In addition to being a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is a certified instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Five Element Yoga, and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full and beautiful life. Visit her at laurenfulbright.com and find her on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic


4th Fridays

Oct 25
Nov 22
Dec 27

7:00 PM -

8:15 PM

 

Only $10 for Dream's
Registered Students

REGISTER HERE


Release the

tensions

of the week

& re-energize

your mind,

body & soul.


Suitable for

beginners.


 


Friday Night UNWIND with Luann

Luann Fulbright, MA, C-IAYT, 500 E-RYT 500, KYT 500 & IYT, YACEP

Certified, International Association of Yoga Therapists

                                                Just $10 for Dream's Registered Students

                                                $18 Early Bird. $22 Regular Tuition/Drop

Unwind from your week and recharge for the weekend in this new monthly Restorative Gentle Yoga class.


Each class will begin with a short centering meditation that helps you “check in” with and “come home” to you. This will be followed by easy physical warm-ups, joint-freeing movements, and yoga postures anyone can do to stretch, strengthen and rebalance body, mind and spirit.


Luann will guide present-moment awareness to help you release mental baggage from the week; and some gently energizing practices that help you metabolize stress and clear away lethargy. The class features Restorative Yoga poses to target and release deep myofascial tension, and allow the nervous system to re-balance.


JOIN US every fourth Friday of the month to reconnect with your true Self—that “you” that is calm, clear, open, free of stress and tension, and ready to embrace life fully!


Your Instructor: Luann has been teaching yoga to students in group and private Yoga Therapy sessions for 20 years. Yoga has helped her overcome physical challenges and debilitating fear, which makes her passionate about introducing people to the profound effects of traditional yoga practice and Yoga Therapy.  Read more about Luann and how yoga can help YOU on YELP.


Tuesdays

7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

6 & 8-Week

Mini-Courses

Sept 10 - Oct 29
Nov 12 - Dec 17
Register Now



Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Aug 18

11:00A - 3:00P


 

 8-Week Mini-Course
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation & Stress Reduction

With Jon Waterman                                                  Beginners, All Levels

                                                                       $160/8 Classes; $24 Drop In 

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


This short course provides you  a special opportunity to become familiar with, or continue to practice, the time-tested, focusing, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps us lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy. You'll learn useful tools for identifying and managing stress in skillful and gentle ways.


While these weekly classes are shorter than those in a traditional MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course at Dream Yoga Studio, instructions will be given in all of the various meditation postures including sitting, kneeling, standing, walking and gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress to prepare for meditation.

Each class also includes a session of restorative, deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Many find this reclining practice an important pre-requisite prior to establishing and sustaining an individualized daily meditation practice.


Jon blends a secular approach to teaching meditation with traditional language from the dharma. His short talks explore how meditation not only lowers stress levels, but also restores a sense of balance in our busy lives. From the outset of the course, he invites each of us to answer the question, “Over the next eight weeks, how can we learn to genuinely enjoy a meditation practice, both on and off the cushion?”

 

Chairs, sitting cushions, blankets, eye masks and other necessary props will be provided. We suggest that, whenever possible, you wear or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothing.


This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress.

 

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.

Email Jon@DreamYogaStudio.com with any questions about the course.



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Tuesday

Nov 5

and

Feb 18


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Register Now
to Get Your Spot

Bring Other
Parents!


 









FREE Parent-Teacher Conference!

Yoga Tools to Help You & Your Child (Tweens & Teens) Thrive

With Lauren Fulbright, KYT 500 & RYT 500, E-RYT 200      Ages 13-18

                                                                        $65 Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                                $75 Regular Tuition

Parenting teens and tweens these days isn’t easy! Dream’s lead Teen and Tween Yoga Instructor is offering this workshop to make it a little easier. And because it’s so important for parents and teacher to be on the same page, she is making this workshop FREE!


REGISTER for this workshop to:

  • LEARN about some of the stress-reducing, mind-focusing, energizing and calming tools your children learn in our Teen and Tween classes. You’ll experience some of these tools for yourself.
  • HEAR about the latest research on teens, yoga and mindfulness. We think this will inspire you and your child to come to class on a regular basis. Regular attendance will get your child the best results!
  • GET your questions answered.
  • COME together to help build an even stronger sense of community around our teen and tween classes – which will support you and your child.


AND...since parents need a break, too: This workshop will include a 20-minute Yoga Nidra guided yoga sleep meditation!


Don't miss this special opportunity!


Your Instructor: Lauren, Co-0wner of Dream Yoga Studio, is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter and journalist in the Washington DC area.  In addition to being a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is a certified instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Five Element Yoga, and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full and beautiful life. Visit her at laurenfulbright.com and find her on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic

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Saturday

Nov 9


12 Noon -

4:00 PM 

 

REGISTER HERE

For Ages 14 & up


This workshop is
 designed especially
for women.  It is
 an ideal class
 for moms and
 daughters or
 two friends
to
 take together as
 the self-defense
 techniques
 presented can
 be reviewed
and practiced
 with each other,
 thereby reinforcing muscle memory
and reaction time.


A great
investment of
your time!
Learn skills that
can empower
& keep you
safe for a
lifetime!

Introduction to Practical Self-Defense for Women

For Moms, Daughters, Grandmoms, Aunts, Sisters (Ages 14+)

With Grandmaster Jeff Cook

                                                                                                     FEE:  $150 (Includes Handouts)

                                                                  $75 (50% Discount) for Additional Family Members 

This fall, summer, take action to feel the empowerment, confidence and sense of liberation that comes from knowing that you can effectively handle any situation that requires self-defense. Arm yourself…AND get a great workout!

 

This Mini-Course is given by Grandmaster Jeffrey Cook—Tai Qi and Qi Gong ShiFu at Dream. ShiFu Cook holds Master-level rank in several Combat Kung Fu styles, and is a 50-year practitioner and 30-year teacher of traditional Chinese martial arts. His students have included everyday people to members of US Special Forces.

 

Participants will be introduced to:

  • common-sense ideas of awareness

  • how not to appear an easy target

  • how to handle confrontation during and after an incident.

You will learn and practice an easy-to-remember 9 Movements that can be used to address the most common types of physical confrontation such as a wrist grab, shoulder grab, front and rear chokes, or bear hug from behind. The techniques taught in this class are direct and to the point, and many are the same used by the Special Forces and Special Police of countries around the world due to their simplicity and effectiveness.


Testimonials

“Master Cook has given valuable instruction in Self-Defense.  I have found the structure of the classes and the techniques taught have heightened my awareness of my surroundings and improved my self-confidence to repel an attacker in the event of an assault. This is a very important class for women today.  Kudos, Master Cook!”  --Susan McKensie

 

“Jeff is an excellent teacher. Through his patient and systematic instruction of the techniques, reflexes and attitudes involved in effective self-defense, he has instilled in me confidence in my ability to defend myself against a variety of different attackers.  Like Jeff, I believe that no one should be a victim.”  –Joan Grimbert

 

“I highly recommend Jeff Cook's self-defense class.  Jeff has an incredible amount of experience in martial arts and Tai Chi but, more importantly, he is an excellent instructor.  I took his self-defense class a few months ago and learned valuable lessons that have stayed with me.  I hope I'm never in a situation where I have to use the tips I learned, but after taking this class I certainly feel better prepared to defend myself.”  --Susan Vincent


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Almost Monthly

on Saturday


Next Classes:

Nov 16

Dec 14

Jan 18

Feb 15


2:00 PM -

4:00 PM


Register Now

Drop-ins are welcome

as space permits.


Come, take a break

from the busy-ness

of Fall & the Holidays.

Treat yourself

to this beautiful

experience!


You’ll leave feeling

noticeably looser

physically, mentally

calm … and a little

more enLightened too!



All Levels.

No prior yoga

experience needed.




Stretch Deeply. Relax Fully & Renew with

Yin & Restorative Yoga

With Luann Fulbright, MA, I-IAYT, 500 E-RYT 500, KYT 500 & IYT, YACEP

                                                                                                All Levels

Professional-Level Yoga Teacher & Therapist          $25/person Early Bird; $30

Join Dream Yoga Studio Director & Yoga Therapist Luann for a special practice people adore. This is a perfect class for the fall and busy holidays -- help you slow down, let go, reflect and realize alert calmness.

 

With time, gravity, sitting and our various activities, our joints become compressed and the connective tissue that surrounds the joints can become hard and immobile. Yin Yoga comes to the rescue, using gentle pressure and longer holds of postures to safely stimulate the joints and ligaments in our bodies to improve strength, mobility and hydration to the joints. It’s an excellent practice to counter the effects of arthritis, and develop the “Witness Mind” (the mind that’s able to be present with “what is” without wanting to change it to be happy).

 

In Restorative Yoga, we’ll use blankets and other supportive props to get into nurturing and deeply restful postures that help:

  • Release chronically-held musculature tension
  • Turn off the fight-or-flight response, and
  • Turn on the relaxation response to lower blood pressure, combat fatigue & promote healing.

Gravity does a lot of the work while you are guided in breathing and relaxation techniques that quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system.

 

Tip: Comfort and ease in the body/mind/spirit develops best with regular practice, so registering for all of Luann's fall Yin & Restorative Yoga Practice Classes is recommended.


Your Instructor: Luann has been teaching yoga to students in group and private Yoga Therapy sessions for almost 20 years. Yoga has helped Luann overcome physical challenges and debilitating fear, which makes her passionate about introducing people to the profound effects of traditional yoga practice and Yoga Therapy.  Read more about Luann and how yoga can help YOU on YELP.

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Thursday

Nov 28

 

10:00A -

11:30A

 

Donate/

Sign Up Early

to Grab Your

Spot.

Ask Friends

& Family

Members to

Sign Up Too!


or Register

at Studio


Make Any Checks to 

The Women's Center

7th Annual Thanksgiving Day GENTLE YOGA Class to Benefit YOU & The Women's Center of DC-Metro Area

A Special Offering by Dream's Mother-Daughter Team

Luann and Lauren Fulbright 

                                                                 $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. Bring your family members and encourage friends to join us in a practice ANY BODY can do.

 

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. Ages 13 and up. 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. Select the highest DONATION possible.  You can bring/send your checks to Dream Yoga, made out to the The Women's Center..


Your instructors. Luann is Director of Dream Yoga Studio and a professional level Yoga Therapist with over 40 years of experience in yoga and meditation. Lauren, also a professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra instructor at Dream Yoga, will be guiding a special Thanksgiving relaxation. They are delighted to bring this 6th Gentle Yoga Benefit class to the community, and are looking forward to sharing this nurturing, supportive yoga with you.

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Save

Sunday

Dec 7

2:00 - 4:30 PM

 

Register HERE

 

This workshop qualifies

 for 2.5 Yoga Alliance CEU's


 


.


Therapeutic Yoga for a Strong, Balanced PELVIC FLOOR

With  Luann Fulbright, C-IAYT, 500 E-RYT, KYT & IYT, YACEP

Internationally Certified, Experienced Yoga Instructor & Therapist

                                             All Levels        $38 Early Bird / $48

Issues like organ prolapse, incontinence, back pain, sexual dysfunction and more in both men and women are often linked to imbalances in the pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, Kegel exercises are rarely enough to effectively address the issue. In this workshop,


Dream Yoga Founder and lead Yoga Therapist will guide you in yoga practices that will help you keep, or reestablish, pelvic floor muscles that are both strong and subtle/relaxed.


CAN'T ATTEND? Schedule a PRIVATE Yoga Yoga session with Luann. Email her at Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com


Your Instructor:  Luann, a professional-level experienced yoga instructor and therapist, has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for 17. She is looking forward to helping you cultivate a deeper understanding and experience of your breath...bringing your yoga and meditation to life!

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Tuesday

Dec 31


10:00 AM -

12 Noon

 

Register Now



How do you want

to feel this year?


What do you want

to do?


Where do you

want to go?


Who do you want

to spend time with?


And how do you

want to show up

for your life?



Come,

explore & practice!




Flow Into the New Year with Intention!

Special Level 1-2 PRACTICE CLASS Plus…

With Lauren Fulbright, 500 E-RYT and 500 KYT

                                                                                $24 Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                                       $28 Regular Tuition

The practice of setting intentions -- or taking time to decide what you want for your day, your month, your year -- is a powerful change agent that can help you craft a life you love.

 

Come to this class to prepare for your New Year and get 2020 off to a magical start as yoga instructor and life coach Lauren Fulbright guides you through a yoga practice designed to help you connect with your deepest self and set powerful resolutions from a place of soulfulness.  

  • Experience Kripalu Vinyasa - bringing intention to your practice as you stretch, breathe and move through a series of yoga poses that flow from one to another. 

  • Learn how to set goals based on the feeling states you would like to experience, rather than external measures of what you think you should accomplish this year. Lauren will guide you through simple ways to make your dreams a reality -- making it easy to stick to resolutions without adding more stress to your life.
  • Tap into your heart's truest desire in a Yoga Nidra Guided Relaxation/Meditation designed to help you achieve deep states of relaxation as you connect with your core self.


Don't miss this inspiring practice designed to help you shine in 2020!


Your Instructor: Lauren is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter and journalist in the Washington DC area.  In addition to being a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is a certified instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Five Element Yoga, and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full and beautiful life. Visit her at laurenfulbright.com and find her on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic

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Saturday

Jan 4


2:00 PM -

4:15 PM


Save 50%

Register by Dec 28

Register Now


Explore the Stress-Reducing, Life-Enhancing Benefits of Yoga! 

$ Almost FREE  INTRODUCTION to YOGA Workshop

Get Started ... or Start Anew!

With Dream Director & Yoga Therapist  Luann Fulbright

MA, C-IAYT, 500 E-RYT, KYT & IYT, and YACEP

                              Fee: $12 Early Bird / $24 Regular Tuition & Drop Ins

                                                                           Fee covers Handouts 

Every Body Can Do Yoga! Come to this class with Dream Yoga Director & Yoga Therapist Luann Fulbright to find out how yoga--a 5,000-year-old mind/body practice--can help you attain your greatest health and feel more fully alive. Just one class has been proven to reduce stress & promote a greater sense of well-being.


This workshop is for people OF ALL ABILITY LEVELS who are brand new to yoga or brand new to Dream Yoga Studio and want to learn more before coming to a regular class. You'll learn the fundamentals of some basic yoga warm-ups & poses that will help release chronic tension, boost energy & develop strength in the body. You’ll discover the therapeutic benefits of yogic breathing and relaxation/meditation practices.


If you're new to yoga, this is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered by a skilled instructor & learn what to expect from regular class. Come learn how ANYONE can learn and receive the many benefits of yoga. Also get help in selecting a class in our Winter Session.


Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended. Drop-Ins welcome as space permits.  Fee covers informational and practice handouts. Mats and all props supplied, or use your own.. Just come, wearing comfortable clothes!


Your Instructor: Luann, a meditation and yoga student since 1975, has been teaching yoga to students in group and private Yoga Therapy sessions for almost 20 years. Yoga has helped Luann overcome physical challenges and debilitating fear, which makes her passionate about introducing people to the profound effects of traditional yoga practice and Yoga Therapy.  Read more about Luann and how yoga can help YOU on YELP.

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3 Sundays

Jan 12, 19 & 26

1:30 - 3:00 PM


Register Here


All Levels

NO Yoga

Experience

Needed!

 


Winter & the

New Year is the

perfect time to embrace a more contemplative practice!




Please bring

a journal

and pen.

 


3-Week ALL-LEVELS Short Course

Yoga & Journaling: 21 Days of Contemplative Practice!

Start the New Year Right!

With  Lauren Fulbright, MA, 500-KYT & 200 E-RYT  

                                                                  Beginners, All Levels 

                                                                  $108 for 3 Classes & Handouts

Yoga and Journaling have a lot of wonderful things in common!  They both can help us focus, reflect, get in touch with our true feelings, come more present and open to life in each moment, tap into our most creative self, de-stress, get healthier, grow and thrive.

 

Join Dream Yoga Teacher, Journalist, Singer-Songwriter, Life Coach and life-long journal keeper Lauren Fulbright for a three-week journey that will free your creative energy and help you tap into your personal wisdom.

 

In an atmosphere of non-judgmental curiosity and acceptance, you'll:

  • Be inspired to capture the inner messages or revelations that come to you on your yoga mat and off.
  • Discover how your yoga journal can be a place to work out your thoughts, desires, fears and discoveries.
  • Find out how journaling can deepen (and inspire) your yoga practice and your life.

 

Each class will include an all-levels yoga practice, guided meditation and/or Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, and liberating writing exercises designed to connect you to your truest self. 

 

You'll also receive a heart-opening home yoga practice and daily writing prompts to keep you feeling inspired throughout the 21 days.

  1. In class one, Connecting with the Heart and Mind, we'll start with practices that will help you tap into your own memory and heart for inspiration.

  2. In week two, we'll be Diving Deep, as you explore poses and practices designed to deepen your sense of introspection.

  3. During our final week, you'll be Coming Home to your most authentic self through gentle restorative practice, yoga nidra and a writing exercise that will allow you to access your deepest truth.

 

For beginners and experienced writers alike!  Appropriate for ages 16 & up!

No previous yoga experience required.


Your Instructor: Lauren is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter, journalist and life-long journal keeper in the Washington DC area.  In addition to being a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is a certified instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Five Element Yoga, and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full and beautiful life.

Visit her at: www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic

 

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Sunday

Jan 25


1:00 PM -

3:30 PM


Register Now


Rejuvenate & Increase Your Vitality! Simple Yoga Practices Anyone Can Do

With Colette DiTullio, B.A., KYT-200, RYT-200                All Levels

                                                          Fee: $35 Early Bird. $45 after 

This experiential workshop is open to all levels of students who want to feel more fully alive.


You’ll learn and practice simple movements, poses, breathing exercises and meditations to improve your posture, cleanse your lymph system to boost your immune system, and increase inner calm.


We'll explore and address key muscle imbalances that often lead to aches and pains and even injury. Plus a handout will be provided to assist you in creating your own easy Home Practice to promote body awareness and well-being.


Register to learn practices you can easily incorporate into your daily life.


Your Instructor: Colette is a long-time Dream Yoga Instructor beloved mostly by students in her “Yoga for Creaky People” classes. Her certifications include Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors Professional Training/Duke University/Integrative Medicine, Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Certificate (60 hours with Rudy Peirce/Kripalu); and Yoga for Healthy Aging (39 hours with Baxter Bell MD & Melina Meza.) This workshop also draws on information from Kripalu’s Lee Albert (author, Live Pain Free without Drugs or Surgery) and the “adaptable yoga” of Peggy Cappy (creator of the PBS Yoga for the Rest of Us series).

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Saturday

Feb 1


1:00 PM -

3:30 PM

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

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Join the Asana Evolution! Explore the New Mechanics of YOUR Alignment in Poses

With Catha Pavloff, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YCEP         

                                                                    Advanced Beginners +

                                                     $35 EARLY BIRD; $45 thereafter

Thanks to exciting new advancements in bio-mechanics, the way we practice yoga is evolving. In fact, some of the alignment techniques taught in the past have proven to be injurious. We now know safer and more efficient ways to practice yoga, and to help you achieve the best alignment in your poses based on your body.


In this Workshop, you will:

  • Learn new alignment techniques for your core, back, shoulders, hips and knees using a "Teach the Students, Not the Pose" approach. One size does not fit all!
  • Breakdown several poses and then move through a practice using these new techniques.


This workshop is for advanced beginners and beyond. Those who have been practicing for many years may want to attend to learn the latest safe alignment approaches.


Fee includes a handout on the practice. YOGA TEACHERS earn 2.5 CE credits.


Your Instructor:  Dream Yoga Instructor Catha Pavloff

began practicing yoga in 2003 and has taught since 2011. 

Until recently, she often experienced minor aches and pains after yoga class. In fact, many experienced teachers and students have incurred more serious injuries because of years of flawed alignment, based on the science, or lack thereof, that was available at that time. Since Catha has implemented new alignment techniques based on exciting advances in bio-mechanics, her aches and pains--and many of her students' aches and pains--have disappeared. To acquire this knowledge, Catha has studied with expert teachers such as Tom Myers, Robin Rothenberg, and Donna Farhi, and Dr. Ginger Garner. She os passionate about sharing this knowledge so that others may truly experience the multitude of health benefits that a safe, mindful yoga practice has to offer.

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Sat Feb 22

1:00 PM -

3:30 PM 

 

REGISTER HERE

 


Improve Your Balance, Posture, Flexibility & Strength via Better Body Mechanics & Corrective Functionality

With Grandmaster Jeff Cook                                  All Levels. No experience needed.

                                                                                                  $35 Early Bird, $45 Regular Tuition

Come explore a combination of simple exercises most anyone can do 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). You 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 YOUR human body works and can work better:

  • 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!


Let Grandmaster Jeffrey Cook show you how ancient Chinese Qi Gong exercises can meld with the world of modern medical understanding of the human body to benefit us all.


Bring a 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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Friday - Sunday

Feb 28 - Mar 1


Attend 1 or All 5

Master Classes

and/or Sunday's

Teacher Training


Students of

ALL LEVELS

WELCOME

to Attend the Friday &

Saturday Sessions


Teachers Encouraged

to Attend Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Saturday afternoon is a

pre-requisite for Sunday's training



Register Now

Learn from the

'Master of Mellow'!

and a MELT Method

Lead Instructor



Teachers

encouraged

to attend all

sessions to

receive 15 CEUs*

with Yoga Alliance

& towards Rudy's

Dynamic Gentle

Yoga Teacher

Certification.

Learn to Teach

All Levels

of Students!



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



Says Rudy:

“My passion is

mastering accessible, empowering yoga;

to help people

discover joy and

inner-peace

through a

self-nurturing

practice of yoga.

 

This style is called Dynamic Gentle

Yoga, a particularly encouraging, deep

and

transformational approach to yoga practice.”



What a Student Says:

Thank you so much.

Last evening, I

once again felt

the power of this

Gentle Yoga practice

and remembered

what attracted me

to yoga all those

years ago.  Thank

you so much!

I hope to take more

of your trainings. 

~ D Le Fever

Dynamic Gentle Yoga & MELT® Away Stress Weekend

Empowerment through Meditation in Motion with Rudy & Joyce Peirce

Yoga teachers can earn up to 15 Hours CEs with Yoga Alliance & toward Rudy's Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification

Complete Weekend (Yoga, MELT & Teacher Training): $265 / $300 / $335 Very Early Bird / EB / Regular Tuition (SAVE $140 off of a la carte, regular tuition.)

Yoga Only Weekend (3 Yoga Workshops & Sunday's Teacher Training Module):

$225 / $250 / $275 Very Early Bird / EB / Regular Tuition (SAVE $100 off a la carte tuition.)


 Best Value!  Register  Early Early Bird  by Jan 31

                                                                                              See Individual Workshop Fees Below

EXPERIENCE the essence of the original flow yoga. Meditation-in-Motion is a game-changing Tantric Hatha Yoga practice that evolved through the Kripalu tradition. This is meditation on sensation and breath. It can free the source within you and empower your inner knowing. We prepare for this liberating experience with classic Dynamic Gentle Yoga Friday night, and the unique vinyasa flow of Dynamic Gentle Yoga on Saturday morning—movement truly riding the waves of conscious breath practice.


THESE MASTER CLASSES ARE PAIRED with two fascinating MELT Method® workshops that offer a complete rejuvenating treatment for the whole body to compliment the practice of yoga. Friday afternoon focuses on hands and upper body and the Saturday mid-day workshop focuses on feet and lower body. MELT reveals the interface of the fascial and neural systems, providing relief and insight into the relationship between hydrated connective tissue and chronic pain, stiff joints, muscles tension, poor sleep, inflammation, balance and low energy.


SUNDAY'S Yoga Alliance-approved training provides yoga teachers with the skills to context Meditation-in-Motion, teach it in a workshop, and include it as a refined version of the release phase of asana, either as a pranic response or an integrating free flow. With awareness, these practices open up a whole new realm of expression for students…helping them draw from subtler levels of their being to break free of mental constructs.



Friday Afternoon

Feb 28, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Master Class 1

MELT® Away Stress: Treat Your Hands and Upper Body & Release Your Neck with Joyce Learn how to MELT the tension in your hands or upper back in less than 10 minutes and provide support for yoga postures that require upper body strength and flexibility.  MELT Away Stress is a rejuvenating two-hour class offered by Rudy’s wife, Joyce. Both beginners and savvy MELTers are welcome! You will be guided in the Full Hand Treatment followed by several sequences using the MELT soft roller to rebalance the nervous system, rehydrate the upper body, and release your neck. Experience how the techniques and tools of the MELT Method® improve your alignment, balance, flexibility, and even your breathing; MELT is the perfect compliment to yoga and provides noticeable benefits in just 10 minutes!  MELT is also known as Hands-Off Bodywork®; participation in this class is like treating yourself to a therapeutic massage that you can replicate on your own at home.  $40 / $30  All Levels  Register Now


Friday Night, Feb 28, 6:00 – 8:30P  Master Class 2
Dynamic Gentle Yoga for Hips & Low Back with Rudy

This evening class emphasizes the release of the tensions in the hips, legs and low-back. Learn a nuanced approach to meeting your body where it is, and how to get more by doing less. Experience the benefits of a breath-initiated mindful practice. Rudy guides in a manner that makes this practice safe, accessible and satisfying for bodies at all levels of experience, including complete beginners. $40 / $30  All Levels  Register Now

                    

Saturday Morning, Feb 29, 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM  Master Class 3

Dynamic Gentle Yoga Prana Vinyasa: Accessible Asana Flow Linked with Breath with Rudy

Kapha dosha is associated with the water and earth elements. This quality likes chilling out, relaxing activities at home and on the couch, munching comfort foods and taking it easy. “Don’t worry, be happy” is a kapha organizing principle. Kapha-dominant people tend to be calm, loyal, affable, steady, slow and sure. For this dosha to come into balance, movement is medicine. You can start out slow, then gradually nudge it, ramp it up, deepen the breath, begin to churn, keep it moving, flow in, flow out, get the juices flowing, the heart pumping, stoke the fire. This can be the perfect morning practice. Rest assured, you will be encouraged to churn at your own chosen speed.  $50 / $40  Register Now


Saturday Mid-Afternoon, Mar Feb 29, 12 Noon – 2:00 PM  Master Class 4

MELT® Away Stress: Treat Your Feet, Legs & Hips and Release Your Low Back with Joyce

MELT Away Stress is a rejuvenating two-hour class offered by Rudy’s wife, Joyce. Both beginners and savvy MELTers are welcome! You will be guided in the Full Foot Treatment followed by several sequences using the MELT soft roller to rebalance the nervous system, rehydrate the legs and hips, and release your low back. Experience how the techniques and tools of the MELT Method® improve your alignment, balance, flexibility, and even your breathing; MELT is the perfect compliment to yoga and provides noticeable benefits in just 10 minutes! MELT is also known as Hands-Off Bodywork®; participation in this class is like treating yourself to a therapeutic massage that you can replicate on your own at home. $40 / $30  Register Now  

Saturday Afternoon, Mar Feb 29, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Master Class 5

Dynamic Gentle Meditation-In-Motion: Free the Source within You
with Rudy

This afternoon session is guided in a meditative style with reminders to focus on sensation and breath, anchoring your mind in the neutral witness consciousness. The practice then evolves as you explore alternating willful movement with spontaneous movement. This session is a discovery of the body’s natural wisdom, the experience of energy/prana moving you. In Dynamic Gentle Meditation-in-Motion, you access freedom, healing and empowerment through letting go as you allow your body’s energy to be the source of movement. This practice can be both exhilarating and calming!

TEACHERS: This workshop is a pre-requisite for Sunday's Teacher Training.

$50 / $40  Register Now 


Sunday, Mar 1, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Teacher Training Module

EMPOWERMENT: Guiding Meditation-In-Motion Pillars of Health, Your Dosha & Your Sustaining Plan  with Rudy

This Sunday Teacher Training Module will equip yoga teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to help their students explore prana (energy) flow and guide them in the empowering Meditation-in-Motion experience. You will develop your skill for leading students in letting go and accessing spontaneous movement. You’ll experience the methodology yourself to gain or enhance the skills you need to guide this deep, transformative aspect of yoga practice:

  • Learn to set an inspiring informative context, create safety, and convey essential knowledge about Meditation-in-Motion so that even true beginners can access this empowering experience of flow
  • Learn how to effectively demonstrate the meditative quality of flow to further prepare students to access this experience themselves
  • Develop a language repertoire that works best to guide a group in a self-initiated meditative flow
  • Explore and practice the techniques you will need to integrate and ground your students’ experience of Meditation in Motion
  • Learn how this experience can be provided in a regular yoga class or developed into a special workshop
  • Receive information about the philosophical and yogic origins of Meditation-in-Motion
  • Get recommendations for music and poetry that support you in guiding an empowering experience of flow


NOTE TO TEACHERS: While attendance for the full weekend is highly recommended, ATTENDANCE on Saturday afternoon is required for participation in this Sunday training. Attendance for the full weekend entitles you to Rudy’s 170-page Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher’s Manual at no additional cost. ($35 fee for the manual if attending Saturday afternoon through Sunday only.)  $185  / $165 Register Now


Your Instructors:

Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, AYT, LVCYT, has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for over 40 years. Certified since 1983, he has been a faculty member, teacher trainer, and teacher mentor since 1988 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge. MA. He teaches regularly on the east coast and annually in Tuscany, Italy. Rudy’s style is inviting, wonderfully slow, and deeply relaxing. He skillfully breaks postures into developmental progressions that make it possible for students to explore postures with greater ease and depth. Rudy presents with care, humor and sensitivity in a warm, compassionate atmosphere. His popular 4CD set, The Gentle Series, and his 2 Invigoration Series CDs are well known for supporting a vibrant regular personal practice. You can contact Rudy at rudy@gentleyogi.com or visit his website www.gentleyogi.com


Joyce Peirce, MA, RYT, is an Advanced MELT Method® Instructor, trained by Sue Hitzmann, the creator of MELT.  Joyce teaches in the Berkshires and beyond and is eager to share MELT to help people feel better and increase their enjoyment of life through ease and comfort in daily living and movement activities. She teaches in the Berkshires and beyond. She is also a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and Shake Your Soul movement facilitator (Leven Institute for Expressive Movement).

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Sunday

March 22

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Register Today
for Your Spot!


 

This training qualifies

 for 3 hours

Continuing

Education Credits

for Yoga Teachers

in the category of Techniques,

Training & Practice

 

 

Benefit from the

Masters!  The Five

Tibetans is an ancient practice developed by

Tibetan monks to

 live longer, more

vibrant, healthy lives.



This practice is

so powerful

with potential

ramnifications for

the unguided,

Luann stresse

s that you

SHOULD NOT

try to learn this practice on

your own.

21-Day Challenge!

Meet your goals for greater health and well-being!

Learn & Practice THE FIVE TIBETANS - Ancient Yoga 'Rites of Rejuventation'

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

                                                              $38 EArly Bird. $48 afterwards

Detox, strengthen and rejuvenate this Spring! This Introductory workshop is open to students brand-new to the Tibetans and to those who want a refresher course


The "5 Tibetans" is a basic—yet often little-known—yoga practice. This powerful ancient yoga rite gives you a quick physical workout, leading to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. The Tibetans can be practiced in small spaces with little time. All you need is a few minutes, and enough space to swing your arms around or to do a push up. The 5 Tibetans can also be used as a warm-up for other exercises.


In less than 20 minutes a day, the Tibetans strengthen your muscular, glandular and nervous systems, energize & balance you.  They aim to normalize the speed of our chakras—the spinning energy centers along our spine—that affect every aspect of who we are and how we experience life. They balance our endocrine—the system that produces the harmones which regulate our organs and affect tissues within the body as well as the aging process. They can enhance bone mass, eliminate double chins, boost memory & immunity, improve eyesight, posture/spinal health, more. Done in the morning before breakfast, the practice can "energize you like a double expresso without any of the negative side effects." You'll feel healthier, more alive!

 

The Tibetans can be strenuous, but modifications are shown & practiced in this intro class open to students brand-new to yoga, to the Tibetans & to those wanting a refresher course.. Detailed HANDOUTS for home practice included.

 

Sign up to:

    •  Learn how to perform each Tibetan with proper alignment and breathing in order to reap the most benefits from the practice and avoid injury/ramifications.
    • Learn and practice appropriate warm-ups to prepare the body for the Tibetans.
    • Practice Alternative Poses for each Tibetan, to use when one or more of the Tibetans is too challenging for you.
    • Learn how the Tibetans impact the Chakra energy centers, glands and organs.
    • Receive important tips and cautions on how and when to practice these powerful Rites.
    • Get your questions answered about your practice, if you already practice these Rites.

                                           "I just love being able to do Tibetans in the a.m.!

                                            It really sets the tone for the rest of my day

                                            and I have this incredible abundance

                                            of energy throughout the day."  -Alicia R..

 

Your Instructor:  Luann, Dream Yoga Director and professional-level yoga instructor and therapist, has been teaching students The Five Tibetans since 2003.

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