At the Foot of Yoga: Exploring the feet through massage & movement, alignment & asana

with Erin Ehlers
Saturday, January 31
12:00 to 3:00pm
Open to all levels

Home to one-quarter of our bodies' bones, our feet can perform exquisite feats of balance, stability and movement. But, foot pain is not uncommon and foot stiffness is the norm for many yogis. How can our yoga practice inform us and assist in the upkeep of supple, stable feet? Join Erin to explore the basics of foot anatomy and physiology, range of motion, poses and self-massage techniques for the feet. And since we can never isolate one body part from another, this class will also pay attention to the ankles, knees, hips and back. Expect lively discussion (how your favorite shoes may be your enemy), remedies for tight calves, suggestions for bunions and plantar fasciitis, and a new perspective on your feet!


Yoga Mala

March 1, 2014

Support us at the 7th annual Yoga Mala! Held in the beautiful Rivermill venue, this uplifting fundraiser will be donating to food and fuel assistance and to yoga outreach programs. Help us raise $60,000! Register to participate, donate to support our Yoga on the Hill team, or volunteer!

Yoga Love, A Yoga Mala Fundraiser Class

with Erin Ehlers
Saturday, February 14
$25 donation (cash or check to SATYA)
Open to all levels of yogis

Join Erin on Valentine's Day for a 90 minute class focused on safe and basic backbends (cobra, camel, bow pose) modified for all levels of yogis. This heart-opening practice will use props, partner work and chocolate to celebrate the love of yoga. All proceeds will be donated to the Yoga Mala fundraiser.

Yoga Mala Fundraiser Series

with Amanda Stanley
Sundays: Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
$5 donation for each class(cash or check to SATYA)

Join Amanda as she offer 4 more classes as a fundraiser for the Yoga Mala! These donation-based classes are open to all levels, and are beginner-friendly. Come enjoy a class for $5 and know that your donation is doing great work in the Seacoast!

Sukha Yoga, A Sweet Practice

with Erin Ehlers
Sundays: February 8, March 8
Open to all yogis with one year of consistent practice

Join Erin for a two hour version of sweet yoga! This class uses the quiet side of our practice to go within, to resolve tension and to relieve stress. Sukha Yoga ("sweet yoga") is a class that combines self massage with balls, gentle supported poses, pranayama and passive restorative yoga. As the perfect counter-balance to the hectic schedules and many distractions of our lives, Sukha Yoga will calm and soothe your nerves, and unwind your myofascial system. As yogis know, our mind, body and spirit are one, so the relief found the physical will transcend to the subtle.

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Shouldering the Burden: Exploring the shoulders through massage & movement, alignment & asana

with Erin Ehlers
Saturday, February 21
12:00 to 3:00pm
Open to all levels

Our shoulder joint should give us freedom to express, gesture, work, carry and bear weight. A stiff or injured shoulder can make daily tasks difficult, and some yoga poses impossible. In our three hour class, we will first look at the anatomy of the shoulders, and their relationships to the upper back and the neck. From this understanding of the design, we can look at its function through range of motion work and better alignment in yoga asana. Expect to leave with a better understanding of the muscles and bones that comprise shoulders, and key pieces of alignment for keeping stiffness and injury at bay. We'll include time on the rotator cuff and it's common injuries.


Weekend with Kofi Busia

May 15-17, 2015
Friday: 5pm to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to noon, and 2-4pm
Sunday: 9am to noon
Weekend Cost: $345
Registration opens Feb 6

Save the date for a rare opportunity to study with Kofi Busia, one of the world's foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. Kofi has taught for 40 years, and studied directly with BKS Iyengar in India. Kofi brings a unique approach to asana, illuminating the poses with storytelling, philosophy and humor. Expect long holds of traditional poses as you are brought deeper into an understanding of what it means to practice yoga.

Students must have 2 years of consistent yoga experience and be proficient in a supported shoulderstand and headstand (use of wall is acceptable). All styles of yogis are welcome, you do not need experience in Iyengar yoga. Students with injuries must have a basic knowledge of adapting.

We are fortunate to host this incredible teacher at our small studio and expect the weekend to sell out quickly. Currently, Erin asks you to save the date and will open registration on Feb 6. Initial registration will be open to students signing up for the entire weekend, and this will likely fill the weekend. Registration will be announced through our email, please join our email list to be notified.

If you will be seeking accommodations for the weekend, please contact Erin, who will put you in touch with a local inn offering rooms at $50 per night for students attending this workshop.

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