ANNUAL TOYS AND TOILETRIES DRIVE!

Please help us collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. We are also collecting toiletries for the InterFaith Works Women’s Homeless Shelter. Toys can be dropped off at the studio now through December 15.  Toiletries (mini/travel size shampoo, lotion soap, etc.) can be dropped off at the studio now through the month of December.

Other items that are needed at the shelter include: blankets, high efficiency laundry detergent, laundry bags, hand soap, bath towels, washcloths, school supplies, “move out packages:” items to help the women set up their new homes (kitchen supplies, furniture, bedding, towels, etc).  If you are interested in donating your time, check out this link for volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

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toys & toiletries drive

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WINTER SOLSTICE WORKSHOP WITH NINA STANGER
SATURDAY, DEC 20: 11am-1pm

$30 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

Like the new moon, the winter solstice symbolizes the beginning of a larger cycle. It’s the perfect time to start fresh, open to possibility, and celebrate the completion of the past year. Join Nina for a fun and playful yoga practice designed to shift your perspective and align you with the longer days ahead. Together we will embody ‘beginner’s mind’ and the notion that there is always something new to learn in our yoga practice. Be ready for some fun inversions, arm balances, and backbends you may not know yet! This workshop will also feature a guided meditation. Some yoga experience is recommended.

Winter Solstice: Dec 20 11am-1pm

Winter Solstice: Dec 20 11am-1pm

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FLOW INTO 2015 W/ GREG MARZULLO

WEDNESDAY: DEC 31: 10am-12pm

$30 per person (pre-purchase required).  Sign up here.

In the spirit of devotion, let’s ring in the New Year in a yogic fashion! It’s the perfect time to release old patterns and welcome new opportunities through the power of asana, breath work and meditation. Bring the spirit of intentionality to your New Year’s celebration and make 2015 your best year yet!

Flow into 2015: Wed, Dec 31 10am-12pm

Flow into 2015: Wed, Dec 31 10am-12pm

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DETOX, CLEANSE & SET INTENTIONS FOR 2015 W/ LESLIE EDSALL

SATURDAY, JAN 10: 11:am-1:00pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registeration required). This class is in a heated room (~90 degrees) and appropriate for all levels.

Sign up here.

Don’t talk about your New Year’s resolutions!  DO something about them!  This full detox and cleanse workshop is comprised of two delicious sessions, getting to the core of the detox process:

11am-12:25pm: First, flow with Leslie in a class that is designed to help release the tension, stress, & toxins that build up in the body during the winter months. We’ll move through a flowing sequence that burns calories, releases the lower back and shoulders, and focuses on detoxification through twisting sequences. We’ll close this practice with a guided meditation focused on clearing the mind and releasing what holds us back.  This class is in a heated room and appropriate for all levels.

5-10 minute break

12:30pm-1:00pm: Second, learn more about the body’s detoxification process to better understand what you eat, how to eat and when to eat in order to cleanse effectively while keeping your energy stable for all those daily activities. You’ll come away with new recipes using detoxifying foods and herbs.  Lastly, you’ll receive tools for guilt-free, self-care therapies to use at home to round out the detoxification process in a fun and effective manner.

Detox, Cleanse & Set Intentions for 2015, Jan 10: 11am-1pm

Detox, Cleanse & Set Intentions for 2015, Jan 10: 11am-1pm

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15 DAYS OF BLISS FOR YOUR BEST 2015! W/ LINDA NAINI

~a 15-day virtual (via email) guided meditation practice~

MON, JAN 12 – MON, JAN 26

$15 per person (that’s $1 a day!) pre-registration required: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN UP BY JAN 11.

Sign up here.

Get the year started with 15 days of bliss including guided meditations, visualizations, reflection, and journaling to manifest your best 2015! Join us virtually for 5 to 10 minutes each day and reflect on the fullness and gifts in your life that you want to carry forth. Let go of what no longer serves and can be left behind. Make room for and create the year you most authentically desire!

How it works: You’ll receive an email with all of the details every morning beginning January 12, 2015. Each recording will be available to you for 7 days- do them on your own time! Sign-up by January 11, 2015 and we’ll take care of the rest!

If you’ve ever wanted to start meditating or get back into a consistent practice- this program is for you! No previous meditation experience necessary. Journals encouraged, but not required- just grab a pen and paper when prompted.

If you’ve never experienced Linda’s work and want to know a little more, check out these guided meditations:
10 Minute Body Scan
10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation

15 Days of Bliss: Jan 12-Jan 26

15 Days of Bliss: Jan 12-Jan 26

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CANDLELIGHT FLOW W/ LIKA ELWOOD AND LIVE MUSIC!
FRIDAY, JAN 16: 8pm-9:30pm

$20 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

Join Lika Elwood for a challenging, yet accessible asana (physical) practice by candlelight.  Accompanied by beautiful live music, this Friday evening flow class will help you to unwind and transition from the work week into the weekend.  All levels welcome!

We’ll be joined in our practice by local musician Danny Gurewitz.

Candlelight Flow with Live Music! Fri, Jan 16: 8pm

Candlelight Flow with Live Music! Fri, Jan 16: 8pm

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RELAX & REST INTO STILLNESS AND BLISS: A RESTORATIVE YOGA PRACTICE AND GUIDED MEDITATION W/ ALLISON ROSE

SUNDAY, JAN 18: 5pm-7pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

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“Learning to relax is at the heart of living well.”

 – Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

Learning to relax and rest is an art that needs to be practiced with patience and compassion towards oneself.  In this process, we create stillness in the outer, physical and energetic layers of the body while providing opportunity to quiet and still the mind.  In this state of stillness, we are provided with the entry way toward a more rejuvenating and blissful state of being rather than doing.  Restorative yoga is a tool for cultivating this practice and allows the time and space for a deep, restful meditation.  In this workshop, you will explore the foundational elements to developing a restorative yoga  practice that can help build rather than deplete your energy state during times of stress, illness, or even just the busy-ness of everyday life.

Restorative Yoga Workshop: Sun, Jan 18, 5pm-7pm

Restorative Yoga Workshop: Sun, Jan 18, 5pm-7pm

LIVE YOUR BEST 2015! VISION BOARD WORKSHOP W/ LINDA NAINI
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24: 1:30pm-3:30pm

$30 per person (pre-registration required), materials included.  Sign up here.

Get clear and focused on what you really want in order to live your best 2015.  And then, be led thru the best practices for creating visions boards while listening to music, socializing, and making your very own Vision Board!

1st Hour: Guided meditation and visualization, coaching, journaling, and goal setting/action plan.

2nd Hour (+): Creating your vision board, coaching, and writing a letter to your future self that will be mailed to you. (Please note that some finish in less than 2 hours and others may need a bit longer. You may want to plan your day accordingly.)

All materials will be provided: Your choice of poster board in various shapes and sizes, scissors, glue, markers, pens, pencils, magazines, and a 2015 Action Pack for journaling, self-inquiry, reflection, goal setting/action plan, and accountability. You may want to bring additional magazines, images, or quotes with you.

Blankets and bolsters will be available for seating.  Check out Linda’s guest post on our blog: An Amazing 2014!

Vision Board Workshop: Jan 24 1:30pm-3:30pm

Vision Board Workshop: Jan 24 1:30pm-3:30pm

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DONATION BASED FLOW: THE CHILDREN’S TUMOR FOUNDATION~ CUPID’S UNDIE RUN W/ NINA & ARLET

SUNDAY, FEB 1: 1pm-2pm

Suggested Donation: $10 per person (but any amount helps and is much appreciated!).  Sign up here.

Help Arlet Koseian, Nina Stanger and many more extendYoga teachers/yogis raise money for Cupid’s Undie Run. The run is a 1.5 mile run in your bedroom-best on Valentine’s weekend. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). Their mission is to advance peer-reviewed research to develop treatments and cures, support persons with NF and their families, assist in developing clinical centers and best practices to improve access to quality healthcare, and expand public awareness of NF to improve diagnoses, increase understanding of the challenges that NF presents, and encourage support for NF research.

Watch this video (or this one) to see what Cupid’s Undie Run is all about!  Put the Hilarity in Charity!

If you can’t make it to class but would like to donate, please visit:

Team: Catch Our Asanas

Donation Based Flow: Sun, Feb 1: 1pm-2pm

Donation Based Flow: Sun, Feb 1: 1pm-2pm

SHARE THE LOVE: COUPLES THAI MASSAGE WITH DAHLIA SHAABAN
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8: 2pm-4pm

$70 per couple / $40 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

GREAT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

Trying to connect on a deeper energetic level with your partner? Discover the basics of Thai yoga massage, a form of bodywork that is often referred to as lazy yoga. In this dynamic massage, you will learn to utilize acupressure and deep yoga stretches to release stored tension in the body. Your partner will enjoy the benefits of yoga without the effort! In this workshop you will learn all the principles of compassionate, therapeutic touch and yummy, easy-to-do-at-home techniques that release tension in common areas of the body that hold stress, including the neck, shoulders, lower back and hips. Note: You don’t need to be a couple to join, bring a friend or come solo!  No special equipment needed.

Partner Thai Massage: Feb 8 2pm-4pm

Partner Thai Massage: Feb 8 2pm-4pm

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AcroYoga FUNdamentals Workshop w/ Elizabeth & Justin!

Sunday, Feb 22: 12:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: $40 per person (pre-registration required).  All levels welcome.  Sign up here.

Your journey will start on the ground with a warm-up yoga asana and a fun partner flow then will climb to the stars after you become an acro bird and high flying whale!  Cultivate trust and playfulness while building a new community of acrobats using games and partner counter balances!  In the end, we will cool down with therapeutic Thai massage that will sure put a smile on your face.
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Are you new to Acro Yoga or still refining your skills? This workshop is perfect for you!  No experience is necessary!  Come alone or bring a buddy.
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The practice of AcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts.  These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.  Skills taught in this workshop:
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*Fundamentals of AcroYoga
*Partner flow sequences
*Basic flying postures and transitions
*Thai yoga massage techniques
*Flying/Base/Spotting trios

AcroYoga FUNdamentals Feb 22: 12:30pm-3:30pm

AcroYoga FUNdamentals Feb 22: 12:30pm-3:30pm

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EXTENDYOGA KIDS CAMP: WORLD YOGA TOUR! (AGES 5-9)

WITH RONI ZELIVINKSI & ARLET KOSEIAN

JUNE 22-26: 9:30am-2:30pm

Cost: $180 (early bird special through April 10) per child*

$200 per child (after April 10)*

Sibling discount: $10 off each sibling (contact studio for details)

Pre-registration is required, limited space.  Sign up/purchase here.
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During this summer’s camp, we are traveling around the world!  Come join us for our week long yoga camp, worldwide adventure!  We will be visiting everywhere from the French farm countryside to the depths of the Columbian amazon rainforest, up to the frozen North Pole and a few other countries and regions too!  Along the way we will strike themed yoga poses, play yoga games, create beautiful art, learn about the environment (and how we can preserve it), journal, and participate in community service projects.  Our days will be full of cultural experiences– listening to the rhythms of music, talking about ecosystems, learning about traditions and tasting flavors from around the world!  We cannot wait to explore the world with you!
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*After care available:
2:30pm-4pm: $15 per child.  Purchase after care here (please purchase at least 48 hrs in advance).
late pick up fee (after 2:30pm): $10 per 30 min, without prorating

click on the photos below for previous camp photos!

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extendYoga Kids Camp: World Yoga Tour (ages 5-9) June 22-26

extendYoga Kids Camp: World Yoga Tour (ages 5-9) June 22-26

extendYoga 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Program ~ Fall 2015
Whether you are interested in learning about the art of teaching yoga or would like to deepen your own practice, extendYoga’s 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Program will prepare you to empower yourself and others on the path of self-transformation.  As we explore the history of yoga, yoga philosophy, and the anatomical and energetic aspects of the human body, you will have the unique opportunity to study the ancient practice of yoga asana, pranayama and meditation and discover a deeper understanding of yoga and its relevance in modern day life.

Click here for a full description/more info/dates/details.

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As part of the extendYoga YTT Program, you will be immersed in a meaningful and supportive community environment that will facilitate learning, cultivate growth and foster life-long connections. Our program is committed to your evolution as a yoga teacher and practitioner.  We feel that it is essential to lead a well-rounded, rich, diverse and comprehensive training program.

During our time together, you will be given all the tools needed to successfully take the seat of the teacher with confidence and enthusiasm.  Outside of scheduled training hours, you will expand your self-awareness and knowledge of yoga through self-study, group projects, selected readings and assignments, class observation, assisting, practice-teaching, and individual seva (community service) projects; as well as by meeting with your program trainers and mentors.

Be prepared to work hard and extend beyond your comfort zone so that you can reach your full potential as a teacher and student. And most importantly, be prepared to discover your own unique gifts and learn how to share them with others.  Are you ready?

Click here for a full description/more info/dates/details.

Teacher Training Info Session – date TBD
Interested in Yoga Teacher Training and/or deepening your yoga practice?  Not sure if you want to teach yoga or sign up for a training?  No problem, that’s what this session is all about!  Join us at our Yoga Teacher Training Program info session.  Ask questions, meet our teachers, and chat with other potential like-minded trainees to see if this training is right for you.  We’ll share a brief overview of the program, important dates and details.  Bring your questions, enthusiasm and enjoy some light refreshments too.

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Program Oct 2015

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Program Oct 2015