Meditation is a powerful practice that can truly change your life when done consistently but often times it can be quite elusive. How do you actually meditate? How can you approach meditation in a way that sets you up for success? How can you get our mind clear enough to actually meditate?
In this special workshop, Brittany will be exploring dynamic meditation practices. Get ready to turn meditation on its head! Here we will explore ways to prepare and prep your body and mind for meditation using dynamic and ecstatic techniques including catharsis, dance and kundalini breath practices. You've never meditated like this before.
You'll leave with tools to create a lasting and fruitful meditation practice for years to come.
Earlybird Investment (by 9/26): $25/person
After 9/26: $30/person
*autopay members receive 10% off!
The Yoga Music Experience: Michael Jackson & Prince
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What does it take to be your true unique self against all odds??
Join yoga powerhouse Brittany Policastro as we celebrate two of the most iconic and unique artists of all time- Michael Jackson and Prince.
Expect to flow. Expect to sing. Expect to dance your ass off. Expect to be reminded of your own EXTRAordinary self.
Our bodies take in toxins on physical, emotion and energetic levels. These toxins contribute to stress, disease and feelings of being blocked or disconnected. In this 3-hour workshop we will start with a vigorous Vinyasa practice designed to build heat and detox the physical body. Then we will move into practices to tap the emotional and energetic bodies through energy work and meditation. Finally the we will close with a 5 point ear acupuncture by licensed acupuncturist Caroline Grace Ashurst M.Ac., Dipl.Ac. and a soothing yoga nidra practice (the yoga of sleep). You will leave this practice clearer and more open to all that seeks to fulfill you.
Space is limited to 20 participants.
Earlybird Pricing (through 10/7): $50/pp
Investment after 10/7: $60/pp
*autopay members receive 10% off!
A Journey Through the Chakra System
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The 7 Chakras are the energy centers in your body. Embrace a stronger awareness of the chakras and you may experience better physical, emotional and spiritual wealth!
Through an active, experiential and meditative yoga practice, Maggie will facilitate an interactive exploration of the meaning of each of the 7 chakras.
This workshop is designed for new and veteran yogis, as the chakra system is not one of straight progression but rather many wheels working together. After studying the chakras with Seane Corn and Rod Stryker, among others, Maggie has come to understand the work we can do with chakras is never linear, and the paths we take to explore the chakras can be transformative at many points along the way.
All levels welcome.
Earlybird Investment (by 10/15): $25/pp
Investment after 10/15: $30/pp
*Autopay members receive 10% off!
Hands-On Assisting Workshop for Teachers
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Offering assists and adjustments to yoga students is an art. It can help them get deeper into an asana, feel more connected to their body, and perhaps feel something new in a pose. In this workshops for teachers, Caitlin will break down how to observe your students and assist appropriately in various seated postures, standing and flowing asanas, and of course..Savasana! This introduction into the art of assisting and adjusting will deepen your skills, and help differentiate you as a yoga teacher.
You are welcome to bring a list of any specific asanas you'd like to learn to assist.
Total Earlybird Investment by 11/4: $50/pp
Total Investment after 11/4: $60/pp
Autopay members receive 10% off
Workshop: Build Your Practice From the Ground Up- Immersion Into the Basics
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Are you a beginner and you want to learn more about the fundamentals of yoga before stepping into the classroom environment? Have you been practicing yoga for some time, and want to reset your practice and get back to the basics? If yes to either question, join Rachel Dobkin as she leads us through a 2 hour immersion into the basics of a Vinyasa Yoga practice. You will learn to find your breath and alignment, while becoming comfortable with some of the more frequently called poses.
We will guide you through the following:
• brief background on what yoga is, and the Vinyasa style • breathing exercises • foundation postures and how to adapt them to your needs • how linked postures work together in our flows • how to modify postures uniquely for your body
This is one you won't want to miss!
Space is limited to 20 people.
Earlybird Investment by 11/5: $25/pp
Investment after 11/5: $30/pp
Autopay members receive 10% off!
Yin Yoga with Reiki Healing
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Much of Western yoga consists of yang practices, which are active and heat-building, focusing on muscle strength and contraction. Although these styles of yoga are undeniably beneficial to the practitioner, one must balance active and passive tissues and energies to live in optimum health. Yin Yoga is that balance, as it aims deeper at the connective tissues surrounding the joints, (ligaments, tendons and fascia). Yin postures increase flexibility, release deep-seated energies, and prepare the body and mind for relaxation and meditation. These passive yet challenging yin postures consist mainly of floor poses, which are held for 3-5 minutes at a time, encouraging the practitioner to dive inward on a physical and a mental level.
As you release into the therapeutic benefits of their yin practice, Reiki Master, Caitlin Kelly will coax you deeper into a state of peace and relaxation by sharing Reiki energy. Reiki is a hands-on, Japanese technique of healing through stress reduction and relaxation and has had profound benefits in those who practice it. The system is based on the concept of universal energy, this energy that animates and permeates every living being. When that energy is low, one is more likely to feel stressed or sick. Likewise, when one’s energy is flowing well, health, vitality and peace are more likely to occur. With our energy in balance, we can experience ourselves and the world around us with more openness and love.
The subtle energy of Yin Yoga and the healing power of Reiki is a wonderful combination of therapeutic work for the benefit of your physical, mental and emotional health. This is one you won't want to miss!
The room will be warm, but not heated.
Earlybird Rate through 11/11: $35/pp
Total Investment after 11/11: $40/pp
Space is limited, please reserve your spot ahead of time.
*Autopay members receive 10% off!
Let's Fly: An Arm Balance Workshop
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This fun, challenging workshop is designed to teach you how to do arm-balances with greater mindfulness and ease.Contrary to popular belief, balancing on your arms does not mean having strong arms and putting all your weight on them, but rather learning to shift your weight, engaging other muscle groups (like your core), and counter-balancing so your arms hold the least amount of weight possible. Some call it the art of weightlessness.
This will be an open forum for trying new things, reviewing old ones, and refining arm balance poses that remain a challenge for you.
Be ready to be challenged but not intimidated. All are welcome as everyone can approach this at their own pace and comfort.
At Priya Hot Yoga, we strive to strengthen our community - both mind and body. Our classes will be vigorous yet restorative; our environment will be warm and inviting; our customers will feel loved, cleansed, balanced, and revitalized. Priya Hot Yoga is a place to enrich your lifestyle and your spirit.