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Classes & Workshops

Women's Self Defense with Michelle

Saturday, 3/23/19 @ 1:00 PM
In this two hour workshop, we'll discuss what self defense is: From daily self care to dealing with a harassing boss to the stranger in the night. We will talk about awareness and instinct and how to stay calm in a dangerous situation. Participants will learn verbal and non-verbal strategies easily employed in any situation. We will also review basic strikes (elbows, knees, base of palm, low kicks) and practice these techniques in a safe and encouraging environment. The cost for this workshop is $20. Please email Leah@willowyogastudio.com to register. Please register in advance!!!
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Sound Bath with Heather

Sunday, 3/24/19 @ 3:00 PM
Join Heather for a sound bath session proven to reduce stress and anxiety! Dress comfortably and feel free to bring your own blankets and pillows or use those at the studio. Cost is $25 for non-members and $20 for members. Please email Leah@willowyogastudio.com to register or with any questions.
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Restorative Yoga Session

Sunday, 3/24/19 @ 4:30 PM
Restorative Yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️ A restorative yoga session, typically involves five or six poses (or asanas), supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. You will experience a blend of light twists, seated forward folds, gentle backbends and each asana is held for 5 minutes or more. Our society and lifestyle has our sympathetic nervous system (aka fight or flight response) activated too often for a healthy mind and body. For most people, this is their constant state of being, which can be very damaging to their physiology and well-being (things like weight gain, cancer, heart disease and much more can be associated with overactive sympathetic nervous system). Restorative Yoga is a slow pace practice which engages the parasympathetic nervous system (aka rest-and-digest" or "feed and breed response) from the very first pose. We all need this so desperately! The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level, which enhances your body's ability to heal itself, to calm down and problem solve faster during daily stress and be more mindful. You will find your awareness is directed within, allowing you to take a deeper look at who you are, what you want, the choices you make and how you can serve the world. Restorative yoga opens us up to new levels of self-exploration and contemplation, allowing your inner being to shine forth. As your practice deepens, you will begin to make more deliberate and attentive choices, both on and off the mat so you will live in a more harmonious state. Last but not least, in our daily lives it’s easy to get pulled into the insecurity that is a byproduct of the modern world. Many people move through their days stifled by fear, riddled with anxiety, and paralyzed by uncertainty. Restorative yoga provides you with a safe harbor where you can reconnect with your true nature, your comfort your core being and beliefs in a safe, peaceful, supported environment. Making these connections through your poses, focusing on your breathe, and the deep relaxation you will experience will restore your ability to live with intention, make healthier choices, find good in the world and live the live a fuller, happier life. Contact Willow Yoga to reserve your space 💕
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Deep Relaxation with Yoga Nidra

Sunday, 3/24/19 @ 5:45 PM
Dress comfortably and bring anything that will help you get extra comfy: Blankets, pillows, cushions, etc. Yoga Nidra, the science of deep relaxation. Yoga means “union.” Nidra means “sleep.” Yoga Nidra is a state between sleep and deep relaxation. It is a systematic method of inducing deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. The practice is done while lying down on one’s back. The eyes are closed and the body made completely comfortable. It involves deep relaxation with inner awareness while I lead a guided session. I will use auto-suggestion cues, visualization, and affirmation to create an environment in which healing can occur. A few of the benefits now being confirmed by the medical field are increased immune function, digestive function, and better sleep. The gifts of Yoga Nidra are the releasing of old habits, fatigue, worry, and stress. Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone of any size or shape. This is not a physical exercise but rather a technique for physical rejuvenation, mental relaxation, spiritual growth, and overall wellness. According to yogic thought, unregulated stress is the root of most physical and mental ailments today. The secret of Yoga Nidra (and to better health) lie in its ability to relieve tension and stress at its root and restore a balanced state of mind and a deeply rested body. Please register via email Leah@willowyogastudio.com Space is limited!
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Restorative Yoga with Massage!

Saturday, 4/06/19 @ 1:00 PM
Join 500 certified teacher and Thai massage therapist Rachel Stine for a workshop you won’t want to miss! Enjoy 2 blissful hours of nurturing and restorative yoga with an extra dose of TLC while getting massaged. All ages welcome and no yoga experience necessary. The cost for this workshop is $30 for non-members and $25 for members. Don’t delay, space is limited! Please pre-register at the studio or drop a note to Leah@willowyogastudio.com
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Reiki Restorative Session

Saturday, 4/20/19 @ 1:00 PM
We invite you to attend this 90 minute interactive workshop to learn about Reiki and get to experience the energy first hand! Join Reiki Master, Jennifer Buttriss, for an introduction to Reiki and how it is used to remove blocked energy that can cause our bodies and minds to become stuck. Reiki, (Rei ki \rā-kē) is the Japanese word for “Universal Life Energy.” It is a healing technique that promotes relaxation, brings to balance to the body & reduces stress. The energy strengthens the body’s ability to heal itself. When the energy in our bodies becomes stuck, stress, illness and disease may occur. Reiki may be used as a healing treatment or it can be utilized to enhance the energy during meditation or other activities such as yoga! After learning more about reiki and what is involved in a tradition Reiki healing session, you will experience it as you are guided in a restorative yoga sequence. Cost for members is $20 and $25 for non-members Register at the studio or email Leah@willowyogastudio.com
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Introduction to Qigong with Jason

Sunday, 5/19/19 @ 1:00 PM
Learn about this ancient practice in this interactive 2 hour workshop with Jason Konopinski! The Ba Duan Jin (Eight Brocades) is a well-known system of Qigong practices throughout the world. Used as a way to cultivate physical strength and wellness, it consists of eight core movements designed to lengthen, rejuvenate and energize the soft tissues of the physical body. The ritualized sequential movements promote increased circulation of the blood and facilitates the unrestricted movement of Qi (also known as Prana) to the extremities. It combines the principles of breath control (pranayama in yogic tradition) and concentration (dharana) to bring harmony to the body-mind-spirit complex. As with any movement practice, Ba Duan Jin is easily adapted and modified to suit the needs of practitioners (strength, flexibility, increased mobility and accessibility). We’ll explore how each core movement connects to the energetic body as the essence of the practice. About Jason: Jason Konopinski believes in the healing power of movement practices and taught yoga and meditation since 2015, and has integrated principles and core movements of the Eight Brocades into his personal practice over the past three years. He teaches power vinyasa at the House of Yoga in York, PA and has previously led workshops on meditation, creative self-expression and practical ways to integrate yogic teachings into all aspects of life. He is committed to helping people tap into their creative capacity and find freedom through movement, meditation and inquiry. The cost of this workshop is $25 and is open to all levels! Please email Leah@willowyogastudio.com to register!
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Yoga is for EVERY BODY!

From free introductory workshops, to chair, slow flow and power yoga - we have a class that fits every level of fitness and experience!

One on One Lessons

Brand new to yoga and want one on one help? Or a seasoned yogi that is looking to hone your practice? Schedule a private lesson with any of our instructors for $65/hour. Private lessons may be scheduled by contacting Monica@willowyogastudio.com or call and someone will get back to you to schedule.

One on One Assisting

In class private assists are also available to enhance your practice. One of our instructors will work with you during your entire practice to aid in alignment and deepen poses. Schedule an in-class private assist for $35/hour by contacting Leah@willowyogastudio.com.