Workshops

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Mon Jun 5 2017 - Mon Jul 24 2017
Brand New Beginners in Rittenhouse
with Elliot Polinsky
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Tue Jun 6 2017 - Tue Jul 25 2017
Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Thu Jul 13 2017 - Thu Aug 3 2017
Yoga for Longevity
with Anna Quinn
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Tue Jul 25 2017
Yoga in the House! A Free Workshop & Guide to Selling your hOMe quickly and getting the Best Price for It
with Jennifer Nehila
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Mon Jul 31 2017 - Mon Aug 28 2017
Summer BNB Level 1 Series
with Elliot Polinsky
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Tue Aug 1 2017 - Tue Aug 29 2017
Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Sun Aug 6 2017
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Wed Aug 9 2017
Yoga in the House! A Free Yoga & 1st/2nd Time Homebuyer Seminar
with Jennifer Nehila
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Thu Aug 10 2017 - Sun Aug 13 2017
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Building a Strong Foundation
with Corina Benner
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Fri Aug 11 2017
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Aug 12 2017
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Tue Aug 15 2017
Info Session for Wake Up Yoga's 2017 - 2018 Foundational Teacher Training Program
with Corina Benner
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Mon Aug 21 2017
Industry Night
with Nai Soto
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Thu Sep 7 2017 - Thu Oct 5 2017
Brand New Beginners Level 2 in Rittenhouse
with Laura Edoff
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Fri Sep 8 2017
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Sep 9 2017
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sun Sep 10 2017
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Tue Sep 12 2017 - Tue Oct 24 2017
Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Tue Sep 12 2017
Yoga in the House! A Free Yoga & 1st Time Property Investment Workshop
with Jennifer Nehila
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Thu Sep 14 2017 - Sun Sep 17 2017
Pranayama: Theory & Teaching
with Yoganand Michael Carroll
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Sat Sep 16 2017
Once A Month Family Yoga
with Maggie Ludwig
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Sun Sep 17 2017
Yoga + Clothing Swap to Benefit Philabundance
with Jennifer Nehila
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Sat Sep 23 2017
Treat Yourself: A Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop
with Felicia Graham Comisar
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Mon Sep 25 2017 - Mon Oct 23 2017
Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia
with Kate DeRosa Howell
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Mon Sep 25 2017 - Mon Oct 23 2017
Brand New Beginners Level 2 in South Philly
with Kate DeRosa Howell
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Sat Sep 30 2017
The Yoga of Sufi Poetry
with Katy Hawkins
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Sun Oct 1 2017
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Wed Oct 4 2017 - Sun Oct 8 2017
Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
with Jacci Gruninger
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Thu Oct 5 2017 - Thu Oct 26 2017
Just for Kids: A 4 Week Yoga Series
with Maggie Ludwig
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Fri Oct 6 2017
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Oct 7 2017
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Thu Oct 12 2017 - Thu Nov 16 2017
Yoga for Runners Series
with Kiran Matsko
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Sat Oct 14 2017
Glitter Goddess & Aromatherapy Workshop: Taking Stock & Preparing to Turn Inward
with Jennifer Nehila
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Sat Oct 14 2017
Once A Month Family Yoga
with Maggie Ludwig
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Sun Oct 15 2017
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop
with Jessica Ardis
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Mon Oct 30 2017
Introduction to Yoga Workshop
with Kate DeRosa Howell
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Fri Nov 3 2017 - Sun Nov 5 2017
Experiential Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga: Focus on Hips, Knees & Feet
with Tra Kirkpatrick
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Fri Nov 3 2017 - Sun Nov 5 2017
Experiential Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga: Focus on the Spine, Breath & Bandhas
with Marlysa Sullivan
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Sun Nov 5 2017
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Thu Nov 9 2017 - Thu Jan 18 2018
The Buddhist Path: Awakening from the Illusion
with Michael Carroll
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Fri Nov 10 2017
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Nov 11 2017
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Nov 18 2017
Once A Month Family Yoga
with Maggie Ludwig
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Sun Dec 3 2017
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Mon Dec 4 2017
Introduction to Yoga Workshop
with Elliot Polinsky
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Fri Dec 8 2017
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Dec 9 2017
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Mon Dec 11 2017
Introduction to Yoga Workshop
with Kate DeRosa Howell
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Sat Dec 16 2017
Once A Month Family Yoga
with Maggie Ludwig
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Sat Dec 16 2017
Moon Glow Flow: Moon Salutations & Yin Yoga
with Laura Edoff
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Sat Jan 6 2018
108 Sun Salutations for the New Year
with Kiran Matsko
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Fri Jan 19 2018 - Sun Jan 21 2018
The Yoga Way: Toward Psychological Health & Emotional Well-being
with Holle Black
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Fri Mar 23 2018 - Sun Mar 25 2018
Love Your Brain Teacher Training
with Love Your Brain TT Leaders
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Fri Apr 6 2018 - Sun Apr 8 2018
The Yoga Approach to Chronic Pain
with Marlysa Sullivan
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Fri May 4 2018 - Sun May 6 2018
Yoga Nidra & Savasana: Leading Yoga's Inner Practices
with Steve Wolf
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Fri Jun 1 2018 - Sun Jun 3 2018
Myofascaie, Prana & the Bandhas: Merging Anatomy with Spirit
with Jeff Schoaf
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Wed Sep 5 2018 - Sun Sep 9 2018
Thai Yoga Massage Basics
with William Hufschmidt
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Fri Oct 12 2018 - Sun Oct 14 2018
Pranayama's Deeper Practices: Modern Applications in the Ancient Tradition of Tantra Hatha Yoga
with Jeff Schoaf
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Brand New Beginners in Rittenhouse

Mon Jun 5 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jun 12 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jun 19 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jun 26 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jul 10 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jul 17 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jul 24 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Elliot Polinsky
Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you're not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series provides you with the opportunity to engage your mind and body in a study of your self, discovering breath and movement in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We will focus on foundational vinyasa yoga poses and breath practices, and your teacher will also introduce you to yoga philosophy. The series will be progressive, layering one class on top of the next, so that your experience and understanding of yoga continues to deepen. This series is designed to empower you to attend any class at Wake Up Yoga with confidence after its conclusion, armed with appropriate variations to protect yourself from injury and get the most out of the class. This is an introductory series to vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga can be an intense physical practice and may not be appropriate for those with recent head or neck injury, vertigo or severe joint pain. Students will be sitting on the floor at the beginning of each session, and classes are designed for those who can get up from and down onto the floor on their own power with ease. Pregnant students looking to establish a practice are encouraged to practice in prenatal yoga classes rather than enroll in this BNB series. Please be in touch with us at or send an email to info@wakeupyoga.com if you have any questions about this series. Vinyasa yoga is a valuable practice for many people but may not be the most appropriate practice for each student at every phase of life. We want you to LOVE yoga and are happy to direct you to a class that will be best-suited to your intentions. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$105.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount

Tue Jun 6 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jun 13 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jun 20 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jun 27 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jul 11 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jul 18 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jul 25 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you're not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series provides you with the opportunity to engage your mind and body in a study of your Self, discovering breath and movement in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We will focus on foundational vinyasa yoga poses and breath practices, and your teacher will also introduce you to yoga philosophy. The series will be progressive, layering one class on top of the next, so that your experience and understanding of yoga continues to deepen. This series is designed to empower you to attend any class at Wake Up Yoga with confidence after its conclusion, armed with appropriate variations to protect yourself from injury and get the most out of the class. This is an introductory series to vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga can be an intense physical practice and may not be appropriate for those with recent head or neck injury, vertigo or severe joint pain. Students will be sitting on the floor at the beginning of each session, and classes are designed for those who can get up from and down onto the floor on their own power with ease. Pregnant students looking to establish a practice are encouraged to practice in prenatal yoga classes rather than enroll in this BNB series. Please be in touch with us at or send an email to info@wakeupyoga.com if you have any questions about this series. Vinyasa yoga is a valuable practice for many people but may not be the most appropriate practice for each student at every phase of life. We want you to LOVE yoga and are happy to direct you to a class that will be best-suited to your intentions. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$105.00 - Full Series
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Yoga for Longevity

Thu Jul 13 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Jul 20 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Jul 27 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Aug 3 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Anna Quinn
Physical yoga practice provides many benefits: increased flexibility and strength, enhanced awareness of and appreciation for the body, mental and emotional attentiveness, and a sense of overall well-being. This series is designed for students who would like to move with more awareness in strengthening and stretching poses. We will focus on functional alignment to help reduce aches and pains, and injury. This series of classes is appropriate for beginners, those recovering from an injury or with a chronic pain, or individuals with an established practice who want to slow down on the mat. All ages are welcome. Props such as blocks, blankets, straps and bolsters will be utilized to enhance support, allowing the body to open and release. Breath work will also be explored as a tool to support the body. Time will be given with each pose and movement to allow the breath to fully integrate into the practice. Students can expect to strengthen muscles that tend to be underutilized in addition to stretching and releasing muscles that tend to be tight. The ultimate goal of this series is to move with ease, support a healthy posture, and allow the mind to connect with body throughout.

$60.00 - Tuition
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Yoga in the House! A Free Workshop & Guide to Selling your hOMe quickly and getting the Best Price for It

Tue Jul 25 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Jennifer Nehila
Love Yoga or Want to try it *finally?* Are you contemplating putting your home on the market in the next 3 months-3 years if you find you can get a great price on it? Then this Free Workshop is for you! The workshop starts with one hour of invigorating, fun, flows-style class with a teacher who is trained to meet you at your level--no matter if you are a beginner or advanced practitioner--followed by a one hour, zero pressure introduction to the Home Buying Process including: Current Market Trends and what your property might sell for (If you submit your home address ahead of time, I will have a packet of printed comparables ready for you to take home on the day of the workshop, tailored specifically to your Home, as well as estimated proceeds and anticipated closing costs, so that you have a great idea of how much you might expect to take home in proceeds if you were to Sell your Home today); Pricing the property to get max price and multiple offers; Selecting the right listing agent for the job and what questions to ask when interviewing agents; Hear from an agent who is one of the few in the city who doesn't practice "dual" agency or take double commissions and learn why this is important; How not to have your home languish for months on the market; Tips on which renovations and repairs gain you the most return on your investment; To Stage Or Not to Stage; Why a being a For Sale By Owner may end up costing you money, sanity and time; What does the appraised value really mean? RSVP to Alane@wakeupyoga.com if you plan to attend. Please send along your home address if you'd like detailed information on your house prepared before the session!

$0.00 - Per Person
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Summer BNB Level 1 Series

Mon Jul 31 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Aug 7 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Aug 14 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Aug 21 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Aug 28 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Elliot Polinsky
Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you're not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series provides you with the opportunity to engage your mind and body in a study of your self, discovering breath and movement in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We will focus on foundational vinyasa yoga poses and breath practices, and your teacher will also introduce you to yoga philosophy. The series will be progressive, layering one class on top of the next, so that your experience and understanding of yoga continues to deepen. To accommodate busy summer schedules, this series will be abbreviated. Tuition includes 5 BNB classes + one open level class of your choice to check out after completing the series. This series is designed to empower you to attend any class at Wake Up Yoga with confidence after its conclusion, armed with appropriate variations to protect yourself from injury and get the most out of the class. Upon completion of the Series, students receive a 10% discount on first class card. This is an introductory series to vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga can be an intense physical practice and may not be appropriate for those with recent head or neck injury, vertigo or severe joint pain. Students will be sitting on the floor at the beginning of each session, and classes are designed for those who can get up from and down onto the floor on their own power with ease. Pregnant students looking to establish a practice are encouraged to practice in prenatal yoga classes rather than enroll in this BNB series. Please be in touch with us at or send an email to info@wakeupyoga.com if you have any questions about this series. Vinyasa yoga is a valuable practice for many people but may not be the most appropriate practice for each student at every phase of life. We want you to LOVE yoga and are happy to direct you to a class that will be best-suited to your intentions. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$90.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount

Tue Aug 1 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 8 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 15 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 22 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 29 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you're not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series provides you with the opportunity to engage your mind and body in a study of your Self, discovering breath and movement in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We will focus on foundational vinyasa yoga poses and breath practices, and your teacher will also introduce you to yoga philosophy. The series will be progressive, layering one class on top of the next, so that your experience and understanding of yoga continues to deepen. This series is designed to empower you to attend any class at Wake Up Yoga with confidence after its conclusion, armed with appropriate variations to protect yourself from injury and get the most out of the class. Tuition includes your first open levels class at Wake Up Yoga! This is an introductory series to vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga can be an intense physical practice and may not be appropriate for those with recent head or neck injury, vertigo or severe joint pain. Students will be sitting on the floor at the beginning of each session, and classes are designed for those who can get up from and down onto the floor on their own power with ease. Pregnant students looking to establish a practice are encouraged to practice in prenatal yoga classes rather than enroll in this BNB series. Please be in touch with us at or send an email to info@wakeupyoga.com if you have any questions about this series. Vinyasa yoga is a valuable practice for many people but may not be the most appropriate practice for each student at every phase of life. We want you to LOVE yoga and are happy to direct you to a class that will be best-suited to your intentions. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$90.00 - Full Series
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Aug 6 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Vanessa Jackson
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Yoga in the House! A Free Yoga & 1st/2nd Time Homebuyer Seminar

Wed Aug 9 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Jennifer Nehila
Love Yoga or want to try it *finally*? Are you planning on embarking on the process of purchasing a home in the next 6 months-5 years? Then this FREE workshop is for you! The event starts at our beautiful new location with an invigorating, fun, flows-style class with a teacher who is trained to meet you at your level--no matter if you are a beginner or advanced practitioner--followed by a 1 hour, zero pressure introduction to the home buying process. This seminar includes: Selecting the Best Buyer's Agent for the job and what questions to ask when interviewing Agents; Avoiding pitfalls and stumbling blocks once you get into the contract and purchase phase; How to avoid being prey for weak agents when attending Open Houses; Selecting a great mortgage person and why this can make all the difference; Updates on all the current grant, first time home buyer incentives, and loan programs currently available and those to keep an eye out for in the future; How to make sure you are getting the lowest price, avoid looking for the perfect home for years, and get into it with as little hassle as possible. A mortgage professional will be on hand to answer any and all of the mortgage questions you wanted to ask--without hassling you for anything in return. Please RSVP to Alane@wakeupyoga.com if you plan to participate.

$0.00 - Per Person
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Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Building a Strong Foundation

Thu Aug 10 2017, 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Fri Aug 11 2017, 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Aug 12 2017, 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Aug 13 2017, 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
This training will focus on the incredibly therapeutic benefits of yin yoga on the physical, energetic and mental/emotional bodies (the Annamaya, Pranamaya and Manomaya Koshas). We will investigate the foundational shapes of yin yoga, seeking to understand the method of this practice, and exploring appropriate ways of modifying poses to meet individual students’ needs. Included in the training are daily yin yoga practices, and opportunities to work in partners and small groups for practical experience applying the information. You will viscerally integrate the information so that, upon completion, you will feel confident teaching yin yoga and also fielding students’ questions with confidence and true clarity. Topics to be addressed: • Theory of Yin/Yang/Tao and how these concepts are embedded in the practice, and are vastly illuminating in a quest for balance • Tension and Compression, two of yoga’s primary stressors • Anatomy & Physiology: Bones, Muscles, Fascia and Organs • Anatomical Uniqueness and “Inside-Out Alignment” • Contraindications, and tailoring the practice to different populations. • Nadis/Meridians, Organs and Emotions, Patterns of Excess, Deficiency and Balance • A.A.F.F.R.: a formula for responding to emotional responses in yin yoga practice • Breathing practices to invite the fullness of experience • Safe, Sacred and Neutral: prerequisite for personal YINquiry Participants will receive a certificate of completion which can be applied as “Continuing Education Units” (CEU’s) for Registered Yoga Teachers.

$510.00 - Early registration if by 7/10: $490 + $20 materials
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$560.00 - Tuition: $540 + $20 materials
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Aug 11 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Aug 12 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Dive into the experience of YOUR body. Zaftig. Round. Curvy. Pudgy. Thick. All bodies are miraculous and should be celebrated. This workshop will focus specifically on the strength and vitality of bigger bodies. We will move through a gentle vinyasa practice with a healthy dose of radical self-love. The practice will incorporate accessible variations and prop use. There will be energy devoted specifically to workshoping traditional yoga poses from the perspective of bodies of size.

$15.00 - Per Person
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Info Session for Wake Up Yoga's 2017 - 2018 Foundational Teacher Training Program

Tue Aug 15 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
If you’re like many curious yoga students, you want to learn more about the path and practice of yoga, including its history and ultimate purpose, while reaping the obvious and measurable results of a consistent, committed practice, and cultivating meaningful friendships with people who share your passion for this path. But you’re not sure if you really want to teach yoga this program has been designed just for you. For the FIRST TIME EVER, Wake Up Yoga is opening up the first semester of our Highly Regarded Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program to students who want to Deepen Their Yoga Practice in a Formal Way. Upon completing the first semester, students decide if they want to continue on to study and practice the craft of teaching yoga. If so, we work together to hone your skills, clarify your vision, find your voice and help you grow into the role of yoga teacher. Either way, everyone will establish a firm foundation on which to build a lifetime of yoga practice. Whether you already know in your heart that you are called to be a teacher, or you simply want to explore the path further, come to an Information Session to find out if this is the program your spirit has been yearning for. You’ll learn the structure, dates, homework and requirements. Past Graduates will be present to share their experience with you. Your questions will be answered and you will receive all you need to make a clear, informed choice to apply. Please RSVP to Alane@WakeUpYoga.com, or by calling 215.235.1228.

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Industry Night

Mon Aug 21 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Nai Soto
Calling all restaurant employees! Does your job require long hours on your feet that leave you feeling sore and fatigued? This once a month class is methodically designed to alleviate service industry aches and pains. We will find relief, both physically and mentally, by practicing poses that release the low back, stretch the spine, and melt away soreness in the legs. Take time to decompress from the work weekend in a nurturing practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

$10 cash drop-in with pay stub. No pre-registration, just walk-in!

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Brand New Beginners Level 2 in Rittenhouse

Thu Sep 7 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Sep 14 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Sep 21 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Sep 28 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Oct 5 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
Did you love the consistency, community, and attentiveness to alignment offered in the Brand New Beginners series? Were you excited to continue practicing yoga? But now, as a BNB-grad, are you finding it difficult to make it to the mat? Then this series is for you! Designed for those who participated in a Wake Up Yoga Brand New Beginners series within the past year, these classes offer you a set "date" with your mat. You will continue to build on what you learned during Brand New Beginners Level 1, and be introduced to new poses. Now that you know the fundamentals, the emphasis of this series will be on expanding your confidence so you can grow your practice. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$75.00 - Full Series
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Sep 8 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Sep 9 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Dive into the experience of YOUR body. Zaftig. Round. Curvy. Pudgy. Thick. All bodies are miraculous and should be celebrated. This workshop will focus specifically on the strength and vitality of bigger bodies. We will move through a gentle vinyasa practice with a healthy dose of radical self-love. The practice will incorporate accessible variations and prop use. There will be energy devoted specifically to workshoping traditional yoga poses from the perspective of bodies of size.

$15.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Sep 10 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Vanessa Jackson
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount

Tue Sep 12 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Sep 19 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Sep 26 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 3 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 10 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 17 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 24 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you're not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series provides you with the opportunity to engage your mind and body in a study of your Self, discovering breath and movement in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We will focus on foundational vinyasa yoga poses and breath practices, and your teacher will also introduce you to yoga philosophy. The series will be progressive, layering one class on top of the next, so that your experience and understanding of yoga continues to deepen. This series is designed to empower you to attend any class at Wake Up Yoga with confidence after its conclusion, armed with appropriate variations to protect yourself from injury and get the most out of the class. This is an introductory series to vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga can be an intense physical practice and may not be appropriate for those with recent head or neck injury, vertigo or severe joint pain. Students will be sitting on the floor at the beginning of each session, and classes are designed for those who can get up from and down onto the floor on their own power with ease. Pregnant students looking to establish a practice are encouraged to practice in prenatal yoga classes rather than enroll in this BNB series. Please be in touch with us at or send an email to info@wakeupyoga.com if you have any questions about this series. Vinyasa yoga is a valuable practice for many people but may not be the most appropriate practice for each student at every phase of life. We want you to LOVE yoga and are happy to direct you to a class that will be best-suited to your intentions. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$105.00 - Full Series
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Yoga in the House! A Free Yoga & 1st Time Property Investment Workshop

Tue Sep 12 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Jennifer Nehila
Love Yoga or Want to try it *finally?* Have you always meant to learn to invest in real estate properties but don't know where to start? Then this Free Workshop is for you! The workshop starts with one hour of invigorating, fun, flows-style class with a teacher who is trained to meet you at your level--no matter if you are a beginner or advanced practitioner--followed by a one hour, zero pressure introduction to starting your Real Estate Investment portfolio. We will discuss: How do I avoid losing my shirt; How to carefully, steadily and smartly buy properties that earn a positive cash flow passively, have tenants pay down your equity, and build a solid future income literally while you sleep; How to use your 1st Home Purchase to finance your Real Estate portfolio and start building for the future; Location, location! What location is the best to invest as well as current market trends and where things are headed in the coming years in Philly market; Down payment and closing costs; How financing an investment property is different than a primary residence and how much you will need to plan to save; Single Family, Commercial, or Multi Family Units--which one is best for me and how are they different? A mortgage professional will be on hand to answer any and all of the mortgage questions you wanted to ask that relate to Investment Properties--without hassling you for anything in return. Email Alane@wakeupyoga.com to RSVP.

$0.00 - Per Person
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Pranayama: Theory & Teaching

Thu Sep 14 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Fri Sep 15 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Sep 16 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Sep 17 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Pranayama, the yogic science of breath control, is a powerful way for you and your students to raise energy and channel it into spiritual growth and life mastery. This program provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the techniques and philosophy of pranayama as taught in the Tantric Hatha Yoga traditions. Practicing under the guidance of an experienced teacher, you will learn a variety of pranayama techniques and a methodology for guiding and teaching the techniques. We will explore the possibilities for meditation in daily practices that explore pranayama and bandha mudra (locks) with asana. This course includes practice teach opportunities to increase your understanding to safely integrate these powerful breath practices into your personal yoga practice and the classes you may teach.

$550.00 - $550 + $25 materials if by 8/13/17
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$600.00 - Tuition: $600 + $25 materials
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Once A Month Family Yoga

Sat Sep 16 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Maggie Ludwig
Bring as many family members as you like to have some fun TOGETHER on the MAT! Strengthen muscles, focus, and (most importantly) relationships while moving through playful, fun, and sweet shapes. Learn partner poses, play games, and enjoy moving and breathing together free from screens, chores, and outside distractions. Appropriate for ages 4–10.

Drop-in only! No pre-registration.
1 Adult + 1 Child: Drop-in for $18 or prorate a class on a class card
$5 for each additional family member

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Yoga + Clothing Swap to Benefit Philabundance

Sun Sep 17 2017, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Jennifer Nehila
Love Great Yoga for a Great Cause? Need an excuse to pare down and weed out your closet, give other yogis the chance to discover your "treasures," discover a gem or two of your own, and help feed those less fortunate as we head into the colder weather. Come join us for a Yoga Closet Cleanout Benefit Class for Philabundance. We'll move through a juicy, heart-opening 90 minute practice, and then we'll move into the clothing "boutique" portion, where you'll have the opportunity to puruse other yogi's lightly worn & loved clothing, accessories, etc. Please bring at least (1), but no more than (10) items for the swap portion. All unclaimed items will either be donated --or you can opt to take them back home with you. Suggested donation is $15, but you are welcome to give from the heart as you see fit on a sliding basis. All proceeds go towards https://www.philabundance.org/ as they are heading into one of the hardest times of the year when feeding and clothing those who aren't currently as blessed as we are. We'll raise the vibration and send out our blessings and our donations during this heartfelt class. Please RSVP to Alane@wakeupyoga.com if you plan to attend.

$0.00 - Per Person
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Treat Yourself: A Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop

Sat Sep 23 2017, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Felicia Graham Comisar
Join us for a 3 hour workshop where you will lean into the uncomfortable and then melt into the sweet. Just like life, this workshop will provide you with the chance to acknowledge what is uncomfortable, scary or stuck. The Yoga Sutras tell us that everything that happens is for our enjoyment or enlightenment. Some things will be easier for your joy and some will be more challenging to awaken your experience. You can choose to then soften or simply be with still with what is. Yin places the body in shapes that open up the connective tissue, that remind us that there is sweetness in being open and honest, and that pain is not a punishment. Finding your way in a practice without judgements can be an experience that connects you with your sweet heart and your physical strength. It takes strength to be still with discomfort and you might find you have more of that than you knew. From there you will add bolsters and create shapes to cradle the body. The tension of stress hides out in the body. Like a frightened kitten it requires gentleness and patience to reveal itself. These poses invite the breath to deepen as well as expand. This balance to all we do can reveal to you the depths of ease available to you when you release and relax with what you discover. This isn’t a retreat, a moving away from; rather it is a treat, a chance to dive in. It is an opportunity to remind yourself that you have so much wisdom and power to bring about the changes you yearn for in your body, heart and mind. It gently opens you up to the possibility that right here, right now, we have everything we need to be awake and alive. This workshop is appropriate for all bodies. No previous experience with yoga is needed. Bring your Self, comfortable clothes, and your favorite large scarf or light blanket.

$35.00 - Early registration if by 8/31
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$45.00 - Tuition
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Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia

Mon Sep 25 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 2 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 9 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 16 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 23 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kate DeRosa Howell
Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you're not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series provides you with the opportunity to engage your mind and body in a study of your self, discovering breath and movement in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We will focus on foundational vinyasa yoga poses and breath practices, and your teacher will also introduce you to yoga philosophy. The series will be progressive, layering one class on top of the next, so that your experience and understanding of yoga continues to deepen. This series is designed to empower you to attend any class at Wake Up Yoga with confidence after its conclusion, armed with appropriate variations to protect yourself from injury and get the most out of the class. Upon completion of the Series, students receive a 10% discount on first class card. This is an introductory series to vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga can be an intense physical practice and may not be appropriate for those with recent head or neck injury, vertigo or severe joint pain. Students will be sitting on the floor at the beginning of each session, and classes are designed for those who can get up from and down onto the floor on their own power with ease. Pregnant students looking to establish a practice are encouraged to practice in prenatal yoga classes rather than enroll in this BNB series. Please be in touch with us at or send an email to info@wakeupyoga.com if you have any questions about this series. Vinyasa yoga is a valuable practice for many people but may not be the most appropriate practice for each student at every phase of life. We want you to LOVE yoga and are happy to direct you to a class that will be best-suited to your intentions. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$75.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Level 2 in South Philly

Mon Sep 25 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 2 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 9 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 16 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Oct 23 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kate DeRosa Howell
Did you love the consistency, community, and attentiveness to alignment offered in the Brand New Beginners series? Were you excited to continue practicing yoga? But now, as a BNB-grad, are you finding it difficult to make it to the mat? Then this series is for you! Designed for those who participated in a Wake Up Yoga Brand New Beginners series within the past year, these classes offer you a set "date" with your mat. You will continue to build on what you learned during Brand New Beginners Level 1, and be introduced to new poses. Now that you know the fundamentals, the emphasis of this series will be on expanding your confidence so you can grow your practice.

$75.00 - Full Series
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The Yoga of Sufi Poetry

Sat Sep 30 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Katy Hawkins
RESCHEDULED. In this workshop, we will experience the wild, sensual Sufi mystics Rumi and Hafiz through yoga. Our creative approach to asana will explore yoga poses by actually embodying famous images from these poets (the hundred ways of kissing the earth, the heart center as fire, changing rooms in our mind, buttering the sky, the field beyond good and evil, the chickpea cooking, etc.) Most central to our exploration will be the meditative practice of circling, practiced by Rumi and the whirling dervishes. Our 2 hours together will include: a walking meditation practice designed to reflect the movement of the whirling dervishes, by modern dance legend Joseph Laban; a carefully designed sequence of asana constructed as a big circle (or mala), exploring various ways of moving the body in circles; Katy will read and briefly treat poems that introduce a famous image, while participants are seamlessly guided through the yoga poses that embody these poetic themes; pranayama (breath practices) that move energy in circles; a final relaxation exploring Nada Yoga (the yoga of sound) through the buttery voice of Fatimeh Keshavarz reading the poems in the original Persian. This will be an all-levels practice, designed to offer any body the experience of these Sufi poets at the level of nerves, blood, and breath.

$25.00 - Early Registration if by 9/14
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$35.00 - Tuition
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Oct 1 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Vanessa Jackson
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Wed Oct 4 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Oct 5 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Fri Oct 6 2017, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Oct 7 2017, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Oct 8 2017, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Jacci Gruninger
Yoga is a gift to the pregnant mother, her child and her family as well as a gift to the yoga teacher. In this Basic Level training students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and the resulting changes in the mother’s body during each trimester. Topics covered include fetal development, physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body as well as possible body responses to these changes. Appropriate asana, assisting, pranayama, sounding and meditation will be covered for each trimester, including post natal. Pregnancy discomforts during each stage will be explored along with ways to use yoga, non-traditional methods and traditional techniques to help alleviate these discomforts. Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which participants wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body. Class will be followed by theory, practical application and practice teaching. In addition, the course will provide tips for labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga and marketing oneself. Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable to teach prenatal yoga. Class Outline and Format *Anatomy and physiology of fetal development and pregnancy *Stages of labor and birth *Discussion, practice and leading of over 35 asanas and asana modifications for pregnancy and birth *Discussion, practice and leading of 8 pranayamas appropriate for pregnancy and birth *Sounding techniques for pregnancy and birth *Leading and sequencing a prenatal yoga class including language, visualization and hands-on assisting *How’s and why’s of strengthening the pelvic floor *Overview of pregnancy discomforts and use of asana and pranayama for relief *Partner prenatal yoga *Gentle massage techniques for pregnancy and labor *Belly casting *Marketing the prenatal yoga class *Client management

$600.00 - Early registration: $550 + $50 materials if by 9/5/2017
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$650.00 - Tuition: $600 + $50 materials fee
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Just for Kids: A 4 Week Yoga Series

Thu Oct 5 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Oct 12 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Oct 19 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Oct 26 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Maggie Ludwig
Just for Kids is a fun, healthy, physical class for kids ages 3-6. Each week, we will learn yoga poses and breathing exercises, play games, practice fun, kid-friendly meditation, and even do a few art projects. All activities will enhance self-awareness and help kids to become more aware of their own bodies. Just as it does for adults, yoga helps kids relieve stress, be in the moment, learn about relaxation, and develop positive coping skills. As they improve physical coordination, they will build confidence, use plenty of imagination, and have fun! Parents/caregivers are welcome to participate in the class with their child or stay at Wake Up Yoga to enjoy some personal time. Our community space will be available, or those interested are welcome to use the small back room for yoga self-practice...or even a nap!

$60.00 - Full Series
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Oct 6 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Oct 7 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Dive into the experience of YOUR body. Zaftig. Round. Curvy. Pudgy. Thick. All bodies are miraculous and should be celebrated. This workshop will focus specifically on the strength and vitality of bigger bodies. We will move through a gentle vinyasa practice with a healthy dose of radical self-love. The practice will incorporate accessible variations and prop use. There will be energy devoted specifically to workshoping traditional yoga poses from the perspective of bodies of size.

$15.00 - Per Person
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Yoga for Runners Series

Thu Oct 12 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Oct 19 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Oct 26 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Nov 2 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Nov 9 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Nov 9 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Nov 16 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Kiran Matsko
Running is exhilarating and intense but can cause some wear and tear on our bodies. Come explore how a yoga practice can help you strike a balance in this 6-week series designed especially for you…yes you, the one over there with the tight hips, hamstrings, and quads, achy back, sore feet, tender knees and shoulders glued to your ears. Runners can add yoga to their routine to increase muscle flexibility and strength, bring balance back into the body, and ultimately reduce the likelihood of injury, relieve pain and even improve your running. We will explore yoga poses that stretch, open and elongate the lower body and also poses that build upper body and core strength. Yoga doesn’t only benefit the physical body. The focus on breathing in vinyasa yoga as well as the repeated inversions of head below heart does wonders for lung capacity and maintaining a steady breath. Not only all of that, but arguably the most important benefit of yoga for runners is learning to listen to your body, to honor your abilities, and to appreciate where you are on each and every run even if it’s not your PR! Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$90.00 - Full Series
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Glitter Goddess & Aromatherapy Workshop: Taking Stock & Preparing to Turn Inward

Sat Oct 14 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Jennifer Nehila
Feeling like you need some prep and warm up as we head into the coming days of waning light? Fall and Winter can be a tough time for many of us, but it can also be an opportunity to turn inward, rest, rejuvenate and prepare for the fruitful period that follows. Join Jennifer to bask in this complete asana practice combined with some aspects of ritual, introspection, celebration, and the spirit of sisterhood; an afternoon designed to invigorate you and inspire you towards leaning on your own innate and limitless strength during the shorter days, colder weather, not to mention the holidays. Come soothe your inner Goddess with pampering and quieting of the spirit. We’ll start with an hour of balanced flow, followed by “aromatherapizing” via Essential Oils (you’ll have the chance to make and take your own blend home), adorning yourself at the Goddess Glitter Bar, and finally we’ll approach some introspection where you will get to select cards from several modalities and traditions designed to spark questions of how to rely on our selves for the wisdom of what we each need to thrive this Fall/Winter. We’ll have time to sit in quiet contemplation while we alternate and rotate through several “stations” and journal for a short time throughout the final hours after our Asana Practice. We will also have a special light and delicious savory treat to eat midway through so you aren't starving! Expect to leave feeling calm, composed, and ready to move steadily and readily towards the coming months!

$53.00 - Early registration if by 9/28: $45 tuition + $8 materials
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$62.00 - Tuition: $54 + $8 materials
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Once A Month Family Yoga

Sat Oct 14 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Maggie Ludwig
Bring as many family members as you like to have some fun TOGETHER on the MAT! Strengthen muscles, focus, and (most importantly) relationships while moving through playful, fun, and sweet shapes. Learn partner poses, play games, and enjoy moving and breathing together free from screens, chores, and outside distractions. Appropriate for ages 4–10.

Drop-in only! No pre-registration.
1 Adult + 1 Child: Drop-in for $18 or prorate a class on a class card
$5 for each additional family member

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Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Sun Oct 15 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Jessica Ardis
Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra are two deeply relaxing practices that will bring you a profound sense of wellness. In the first half of this workshop, you will rest in restorative yoga shapes and receive Thai Yoga Massage adjustments. Then you will experience an hour of Yoga Nidra, the ancient revitalizing practice of the Himalayan yogis, in which one remains conscious during the dreaming state. Yoga Nidra involves total body relaxation techniques, breath awareness exercises, and guided visualizations. Reduced insomnia, stress relief, better digestion, and improved quality of sleep are just a few of the many benefits of Yoga Nidra. Restorative yoga makes use of bolsters and blankets, so even complete beginners, the elderly, and the injured can find comfort in these postures. All props will be provided, including yoga mats. This is a cooling practice, and participants are encouraged to bring a sweater and/or cozy blanket to make the experience even more enjoyable.

$35.00 - Per Person
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Introduction to Yoga Workshop

Mon Oct 30 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kate DeRosa Howell
Yoga: it’s everywhere! If you’re curious to sample the practice, but feel uncertain about how to take the first step, this class has been designed JUST FOR YOU! Come get acquainted with this 5,000-year-old practice and discover for yourself how yoga brings balance, ease and simple joy to your life. The practice of yoga enhances strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and increasing vitality. During your time at the studio you will learn basic physical postures and their alignment essentials along with breathing techniques, all designed to energize your body and calm your mind. Basic tenets of yoga philosophy will be shared to fill in your understanding of the path and practice of yoga. This workshop is aimed at those who have never rolled out a yoga mat and are curious to feel the benefits of the practice. It is also open to individuals with some yoga experience who are seeking to get back to the basics. A safe space is created for students to ask questions throughout this 90-minute journey on the mat. You will become acquainted with the yoga studio ‘culture’ (where to place your shoes, how to roll out your mat, what is the point of the blocks and blankets) and will leave feeling really good in your body, clear in your mind and hopefully excited to come back. And, we promise, it will be FUN!

$15.00 - Per Person
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Experiential Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga: Focus on Hips, Knees & Feet

Fri Nov 3 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Nov 4 2017, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Nov 5 2017, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Tra Kirkpatrick
This course is divided into three weekends that can be taken in any order. Each weekend focuses on specific regions of the body to explore muscles, joints, fascia, the nervous system and their application to movement, yoga and working with common musculoskeletal conditions. The weekends are: Focus on the Shoulder, Neck and Arms Focus on the Spine, Breath and Bandhas Focus on the Hips, Knees and Feet Each weekend will incorporate observation, hands-on exercises and practice of asana to help you learn the location and function of the major structures of the body and how they relate to asana. You will also learn techniques to help you “read” your students body through their asana practice. This course will teach you To understand the location and function of the key structures of the body and apply them to yoga practice How to become proficient at understanding and identifying imbalances in your students’ practice. A functional, integrated approach to evaluation through looking at movement and asana as well as specific muscle testing techniques. How certain imbalances may lead to pain and dysfunction Common stresses and injuries for each part of the body and how to apply asana therapeutically for specific injuries, as well as modifications (providing appropriate hands-on support and protection) to maximize the healing and strengthening that is possible from the practice of yoga. How do develop a personalized plan of care and personalized asana practice for your student based on the evaluation methods that will be taught. After this course, you will be able to help students with musculoskeletal dysfunctions (for example: back pain, neck pain, arthritis, tendonitis) by finding their imbalances and helping them to find a yoga practice to restore balance as well as modify asanas as needed.

$350.00 - Early Registration: $350 if by 10/3
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$400.00 - Tuition: $400
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Experiential Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga: Focus on the Spine, Breath & Bandhas

Fri Nov 3 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Nov 4 2017, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Nov 5 2017, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Marlysa Sullivan
This course is divided into three weekends that can be taken in any order. Each weekend focuses on specific regions of the body to explore muscles, joints, fascia, the nervous system and their application to movement, yoga and working with common musculoskeletal conditions. The weekends are: Focus on the Shoulder, Neck and Arms Focus on the Spine, Breath and Bandhas Focus on the Hips, Knees and Feet Each weekend will incorporate observation, hands-on exercises and practice of asana to help you learn the location and function of the major structures of the body and how they relate to asana. You will also learn techniques to help you “read” your students body through their asana practice. This course will teach you To understand the location and function of the key structures of the body and apply them to yoga practice How to become proficient at understanding and identifying imbalances in your students’ practice. A functional, integrated approach to evaluation through looking at movement and asana as well as specific muscle testing techniques. How certain imbalances may lead to pain and dysfunction Common stresses and injuries for each part of the body and how to apply asana therapeutically for specific injuries, as well as modifications (providing appropriate hands-on support and protection) to maximize the healing and strengthening that is possible from the practice of yoga. How do develop a personalized plan of care and personalized asana practice for your student based on the evaluation methods that will be taught. After this course, you will be able to help students with musculoskeletal dysfunctions (for example: back pain, neck pain, arthritis, tendonitis) by finding their imbalances and helping them to find a yoga practice to restore balance as well as modify asanas as needed.

$350.00 - Early Registration if by October 3
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$400.00 - Tuition
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Nov 5 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Vanessa Jackson
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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The Buddhist Path: Awakening from the Illusion

Thu Nov 9 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Nov 16 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Dec 7 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Dec 21 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Jan 4 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Jan 18 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Michael Carroll
During this program, we will explore essential principles of the Buddhist path focusing on practicing formless meditation, overcoming self-deception and bringing our natural spiritual wisdom alive in our everyday lives. Topics include: The Buddhist Path; Just Sitting; The Psychology of Self-Deception; The Wisdom of a Broken Heart; Sudden Clarity; and The Mandala Principle. Reading list: "The Heart of the Buddha" by Chogyam Trungpa; "The Essence of Buddhism" by Traleg Rinpoche; "The Jewel Ornament of Liberation" by Gampopa

$115.00 - Early registration: $115 if by 10/9/2017
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$130.00 - Tuition: $130
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Nov 10 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Nov 11 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Dive into the experience of YOUR body. Zaftig. Round. Curvy. Pudgy. Thick. All bodies are miraculous and should be celebrated. This workshop will focus specifically on the strength and vitality of bigger bodies. We will move through a gentle vinyasa practice with a healthy dose of radical self-love. The practice will incorporate accessible variations and prop use. There will be energy devoted specifically to workshoping traditional yoga poses from the perspective of bodies of size.

$15.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Family Yoga

Sat Nov 18 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Maggie Ludwig
Bring as many family members as you like to have some fun TOGETHER on the MAT! Strengthen muscles, focus, and (most importantly) relationships while moving through playful, fun, and sweet shapes. Learn partner poses, play games, and enjoy moving and breathing together free from screens, chores, and outside distractions. Appropriate for ages 4–10.

Drop-in only! No pre-registration.
1 Adult + 1 Child: Drop-in for $18 or prorate a class on a class card
$5 for each additional family member

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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Dec 3 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Vanessa Jackson
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Introduction to Yoga Workshop

Mon Dec 4 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Elliot Polinsky
Yoga: it’s everywhere! If you’re curious to sample the practice, but feel uncertain about how to take the first step, this class has been designed JUST FOR YOU! Come get acquainted with this 5,000-year-old practice and discover for yourself how yoga brings balance, ease and simple joy to your life. The practice of yoga enhances strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and increasing vitality. During your time at the studio you will learn basic physical postures and their alignment essentials along with breathing techniques, all designed to energize your body and calm your mind. Basic tenets of yoga philosophy will be shared to fill in your understanding of the path and practice of yoga. This workshop is aimed at those who have never rolled out a yoga mat and are curious to feel the benefits of the practice. It is also open to individuals with some yoga experience who are seeking to get back to the basics. A safe space is created for students to ask questions throughout this 90-minute journey on the mat. You will become acquainted with the yoga studio ‘culture’ (where to place your shoes, how to roll out your mat, what is the point of the blocks and blankets) and will leave feeling really good in your body, clear in your mind and hopefully excited to come back. And, we promise, it will be FUN!

$15.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Dec 8 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Give yourself permission to slow down and nourish yourself! In this class, we will settle into supported floor poses for intervals of 5-20 minutes while releasing tension, gently breathing, and allowing gravity to draw us towards the steadiness of the earth underneath. Resting heart open and soft, you're already melting into breath, reconnecting with your own natural rhythm, a practice of deliberate stillness which will set you up for an incredible, well deserved night's sleep.

Drop-in for $15 or one full price class on a class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Dec 9 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
Dive into the experience of YOUR body. Zaftig. Round. Curvy. Pudgy. Thick. All bodies are miraculous and should be celebrated. This workshop will focus specifically on the strength and vitality of bigger bodies. We will move through a gentle vinyasa practice with a healthy dose of radical self-love. The practice will incorporate accessible variations and prop use. There will be energy devoted specifically to workshoping traditional yoga poses from the perspective of bodies of size.

$15.00 - Per Person
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Introduction to Yoga Workshop

Mon Dec 11 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kate DeRosa Howell
Yoga: it’s everywhere! If you’re curious to sample the practice, but feel uncertain about how to take the first step, this class has been designed JUST FOR YOU! Come get acquainted with this 5,000-year-old practice and discover for yourself how yoga brings balance, ease and simple joy to your life. The practice of yoga enhances strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and increasing vitality. During your time at the studio you will learn basic physical postures and their alignment essentials along with breathing techniques, all designed to energize your body and calm your mind. Basic tenets of yoga philosophy will be shared to fill in your understanding of the path and practice of yoga. This workshop is aimed at those who have never rolled out a yoga mat and are curious to feel the benefits of the practice. It is also open to individuals with some yoga experience who are seeking to get back to the basics. A safe space is created for students to ask questions throughout this 90-minute journey on the mat. You will become acquainted with the yoga studio ‘culture’ (where to place your shoes, how to roll out your mat, what is the point of the blocks and blankets) and will leave feeling really good in your body, clear in your mind and hopefully excited to come back. And, we promise, it will be FUN!

$15.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Family Yoga

Sat Dec 16 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Maggie Ludwig
Bring as many family members as you like to have some fun TOGETHER on the MAT! Strengthen muscles, focus, and (most importantly) relationships while moving through playful, fun, and sweet shapes. Learn partner poses, play games, and enjoy moving and breathing together free from screens, chores, and outside distractions. Appropriate for ages 4–10.

Drop-in only! No pre-registration.
1 Adult + 1 Child: Drop-in for $18 or prorate a class on a class card
$5 for each additional family member

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Moon Glow Flow: Moon Salutations & Yin Yoga

Sat Dec 16 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
There was a time when humans were more connected to the changing seasons, adapting their daily routines to the cycles of the moon and the colder months. In our current times, it often feels that we are doing the opposite. As the year is coming to a close, there is a need to pause and reflect, but instead it feels that everything is speeding up, and we have more on our plates than usual - extra obligations disguised as parties and holiday cheer. While we want to (and deserve to!) enjoy each moment, we often find ourselves feeling stressed and on the verge of burning out. This is no way to move into the auspicious time of the coming year! Inspired by Shiva Rae's Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskara), which are designed to reconnect you with your cooler side through the fluid, lunar energy, Laura will lead you through slow flowing cycles of movement before settling into the quiet, yet powerful, opening postures of yin yoga. This combination of gentle movement and deep release will reawaken you from any darkness and bring you back to balance. The intention is to give you the gift of time and space in which to tap into your deepest intentions and resolutions for the new year, in hopes you leave feeling inspired to stay inwardly connected through the chaos and inherent changes of the season.

$35.00 - Early registration: $35 if by 11/30
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$45.00 - Tuition: $45
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108 Sun Salutations for the New Year

Sat Jan 6 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kiran Matsko
The number 108 is considered by many to be sacred: Mala prayer beads are strung in groups of 108; there are 108 Upanishads, the sacred Vedic texts; and the average distane of the Sun to the Moon and the Earth is 108 times their respective diamerters. Yogis often practice 108 Sun Salutations at a time of celebration, the changing of the season or to mark a point of rebirth. Kiran Matsko and Anna Quinn are excited to offer the Wake Up Yoga cOMmunity the opportunity to commit to this practice at the beginning of 2016. The start of a new year is often a time for contemplation of goals, and what better way than a sequence of Sun Salutations to recommit to your yoga practice, health and well-being? Challenge the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of your practice as you move through nine rounds of twelve sun salutations, with time and space built in for rest in child's pose, to gather your energy or re-focus your mind. This is an intense experience and participants are encouraged to listen to their own bodies and breath, and to make the experience their very own. After a season of holiday indulgence, this extended practice will give you the opportunity to reconnect with your earthly body while you surrender to the meditative flow of 108 Sun Salutations. Reconnect to the Wake Up Yoga cOMmunity and yourself with this unique occasion to mark the start of a wonderful new year!

$20.00 - Per Person
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The Yoga Way: Toward Psychological Health & Emotional Well-being

Fri Jan 19 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Jan 20 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Jan 21 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Holle Black
From the experiences of our lives, we make stories about who we are. These manifest in how we hold our body, breathe, think, feel, and move in relationship to other and the environment. These stories have energy and create energy patterns, both healthy and unhealthy. If we can recognize our stories, our patterns, our underlying energies, we can change them. When these change, our lives change. This course gives a concentrated overview of the human condition from ancient yogic and modern psychological perspectives. We review yogic concepts related to understanding the mind, including koshas, kleshas, samskaras, and the gunas. We explore how these concepts fit together with western ideas of mind and how they may be useful in understanding and treating dysfunction. Students will learn Tantra Hatha yoga therapy methods for managing or assisting in healing psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress responses.

$350.00 - Early registration if by 12/19
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$400.00 - Seeds of Change Regular tuition: $400
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Love Your Brain Teacher Training

Fri Mar 23 2018, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Mar 24 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Mar 25 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Love Your Brain TT Leaders
Over the course of our 19 hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to: Watch The Crash Reel documentary and learn about the role of being a caregiver from Adam Pearce; Receive the comprehensive LoveYourBrain Yoga Teacher Training Manual (+150 pages); Hands-on experience learning gentle yoga modifications, effective sequencing, and fundamental teaching tips to meet the unique needs of this population; Learn meditation practices and pranayama techniques to focus the mind and calm the nervous system; Learn about neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, the impact of TBI on the individual and family, and how neuroplasticity influences healing; Learn the LYB 6-week FUNdamentals series, which incorporates TBI-focused yoga and meditation best practices, class themes to foster resilience and compassion, and facilitated discussion; Build conversation facilitation skills to support the discussion component of the FUNdamentals series, a unique feature of our program; Both practice and teach parts of the FUNdamental series to make the experience as applied as possible; Develop connections to the broader LoveYourBrain community and movement to shift the culture around TBI recovery and brain health; Expand your tools for exercising more compassionate yoga teaching. Receiving a certificate of completion also requires reading Traumatic Head Injury: Cause, Consequence, and Challenge (aka “The Red Book”), and completing an assessment Cost: $385 and agreeing to host a donation-based class during our fundraiser, MindfulMarch, during Brain Injury Awareness Month. ALL ENROLLMENTS GO THROUGH THE LYB WEBSITE: http://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/train/ Registration will be open in October 2017.

$0.00 - Enroll at http://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/train/
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The Yoga Approach to Chronic Pain

Fri Apr 6 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Apr 7 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Apr 8 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Marlysa Sullivan
Tantra Hatha yoga gives us much in the way of philosophy and practices to help us understand chronic pain and suffering. Through the philosophy of Tantra we can teach our students to understand themselves and their condition from a new perspective and to create a new relationship with their body and mind. Teaching our students this ancient philosophy can help them to find their way into a practice that can be both healing and transformative. Current findings in the field of pain science are showing how we can change our relationship with our body through the relationship with our mind and nervous system. We will look into the current findings of pain science and treatment of chronic pain and integrate the practices and philosophy of tantra hatha yoga. You will learn practices of asana, pranayama and meditation that will be beneficial for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

$350.00 - Early Registration: $350 if by 3/6
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$400.00 - Tuition: $400
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Yoga Nidra & Savasana: Leading Yoga's Inner Practices

Fri May 4 2018, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat May 5 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun May 6 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Steve Wolf
Yoga Nidra literally means “sleep of the yogi.” Numerous recent studies prove the power of this ancient technique to systematically calm the nervous system and induce the most profound states of relaxation. But, yoga nidra is so much more than a tool for relaxation. Through guided visual imagery, body awareness, and other mindfulness techniques, it provides access to your deepest states of consciousness. Here you’ll find self understanding and healing, and you gain access to your intuition and creative potential. Through regular practice you become more grounded and less reactive to the push and pull of daily events. After a brief introduction, Friday night’s class will include a short gentle yoga class leading into an extended guided yoga nidra session. Over the following two days you’ll experience several variations of the traditional yoga nidra method, and you’ll learn to lead it from the Pranakriya perspective. We’ll discuss and practice how to use timing, voice quality and language to develop and deliver an effective yoga nidra sequence. You’ll learn how science continues to discover the many benefits of yoga nidra, underlining what the ancient yogis have always known. Give yourself the gift of yoga nidra, and add this skill to your teaching toolbox to share with your students. This workshop is appropriate for caregivers off all kinds, and is accessible to those of all abilities and experience levels. Yoga teachers may credit also the hours toward their Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements (CEUs).

$375.00 - Early registration if by 4/4/2018: $350 + $10 materials
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$425.00 - Tuition: $400 + $25 materials
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Myofascaie, Prana & the Bandhas: Merging Anatomy with Spirit

Fri Jun 1 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Jun 2 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Jun 3 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Jeff Schoaf
In the introduction to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, under the sub-heading titled The real purpose of hatha yoga, there is the following reminder: “Just to improve the physical health (of a patient) is not enough. The mental health must also improve, the nature must change, the personality must change, the psychological and the psychic framework also has to change. You should not merely feel freedom from disease, but freedom from bondage and from the vagaries of the mind. Now, the time has come when teachers in every part of the world must understand and transmit the true nature of hatha yoga”. Our bodies, minds, and spirits all represent form. As the Pradipika reminds us; these are not separate entities, but one form. All ‘systems’ must then, for optimal health, be communicating synchronistically, consistently, to function properly. As American Architect Louis Sullivan stated: form follows function, but to flip it around, function will inevitably, necessarily, be a byproduct of form as well… Our myofascial network is our stand- alone matrix of channels and pathways in which all other of the body’s systems are suspended in, and rely upon,, a full representation of a micro-universe; the materials most anatomists have until recently discarded and/or ignored in dissection labs. One thing we need to remember first and foremost about fascia is that “It’s Alive”! The objectives of this 20- hour module will be to: *explore the anatomy, physiology, and function of connective tissue( fascia) as a way of understanding how its health is integral to the function of our other “life” systems, including, but not limited to, our physical, emotional, energetic, and “communicative” self. *apply this knowledge experientially in our own yoga practice using asana, kriyas, pranayams, and bandhas to better support this flexible armor that creates the shape we’ve come to know. *provide for us as teachers, therapists, and bodyworkers new ways of body-reading; coming to better understand and support our work with both students and clients.

$350.00 - Early registration if by 5/1
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$400.00 - Tuition
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Thai Yoga Massage Basics

Wed Sep 5 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Sep 6 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Fri Sep 7 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Sep 8 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Sep 9 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): William Hufschmidt
This foundational course teaches the basic principles of Thai Yoga (Nuad Boran), a healing and spiritual practice from Thailand that many have nick-named “Lazy-man’s Yoga." Using their hands, arms, and feet, the participants will learn a sequence of techniques to guide the recipient’s entire body through a 60-minute sequence of basic muscle compression and joint range of motion. The program also includes instruction for safely moving a client’s body in and out of basic therapeutic yoga postures. Each day, participants will both practice self-massage to develop sensitivity to improve quality and effectiveness for healing touch, and trade Thai sessions with other participants to build confidence working with many different bodies.

$575.00 - Early registration tuition: $550 + $25 materials fee if by 8/5/2018
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$625.00 - Tuition: $600 + $25 materials fee
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Pranayama's Deeper Practices: Modern Applications in the Ancient Tradition of Tantra Hatha Yoga

Fri Oct 12 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Oct 13 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Oct 14 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Jeff Schoaf
Much of our experience of “yoga” in the west is (comparatively) a modern phenomenon, largely an adaptation of physical education exercises taught to school children in India during the last century. These practices, though greatly beneficial, often touch only briefly on pranayama, the gateway to meditation. Following the ancient texts of The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Gherenda Samhita, and the Shiva Samhita, the path of tantric hatha yoga was comprised of practices to both strengthen and polish the “vessel”, heighten energy, and allow one to merge ever more fully with all life had to offer. This merging with the rhythms and pulses of the universe was accessed with transformative techniques, including ritual, asana, intense pranayama practices, and bandhas. In this 20 hour module you will: Explore the intricate details of the more advanced pranayamas, kriyas, and bandhas, through fascial anatomy, personal physiology and experience, as well as immersing into the history and purpose behind these ancient teachings Learn the appropriate therapeutic applications of pranayama for specific conditions to work with your students and clients on physical, mental, as well as emotional levels; Discover as yoginis and yogis living in the modern world how to apply effective and intelligent adaptations to the practices and therapies, as we consider both our own individual constitutions and those of our students, moving forward together on the cusp of this “technological revolution”; Create strategies to allow for sacred space within these powerful applications, ones that provide a consistent, disciplined environment for continual transformation.

$350.00 - Early registration tuition if by 9/12
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$400.00 - Tuition: $400
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