Workshops

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Thu Nov 9 2017 - Sat Apr 28 2018
The Buddhist Path: Awakening from the Illusion
with Michael Carroll
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Tue Jan 9 2018 - Tue Feb 20 2018
Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Mon Jan 15 2018 - Mon Feb 26 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia
with Kate Howell
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Mon Jan 15 2018 - Mon Feb 19 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 3 in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Mon Jan 15 2018 - Mon Feb 26 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 Series
with Elliot Polinsky
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Mon Jan 15 2018 - Mon Feb 19 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 2 in South Philadelphia
with Kate Howell
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Sat Feb 24 2018
Seasonal Yogapuncture: Practice & Treatment for Winter
with Asha Brightwell, Julie Moore
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Sun Feb 25 2018
Embody Your Fullest Potential Through Breathwork
with Gwen Dittmar
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Mon Feb 26 2018
Open Meditation Sit
with Corina Benner
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Tue Feb 27 2018 - Tue Apr 3 2018
Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Fri Mar 2 2018
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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Sat Mar 3 2018
Professional Development: Welcoming Pregnant Women in Open Level Classes
with Kate Howell
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Sun Mar 4 2018
Getting Intimate with Ayurveda: Ayurveda 101
with Dr Vishnu Aragona
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Sun Mar 4 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Mon Mar 5 2018 - Mon Apr 16 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia
with Kate Howell
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Mon Mar 5 2018 - Mon Apr 2 2018
Gentle Yoga & Meditation: Energize Your Body, Quiet Your Mind, Connect with Your Heart
with Corina Benner
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Thu Mar 8 2018 - Sun Mar 11 2018
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Exploring Surrender & Receptivity
with Corina Benner
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Thu Mar 8 2018 - Thu Apr 19 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 Series
with Jennifer Nehila
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Fri Mar 9 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Mar 10 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Mar 17 2018
Once A Month Family Yoga
with Maggie Ludwig
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Sat Mar 17 2018
Iyengar Yoga Immersion
with Patrick Carroll
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Thu Mar 22 2018 - Sun Mar 25 2018
Pranayama: Theory & Teaching
with Yoganand Michael Carroll
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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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Sun Mar 25 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse
with Patrice Seko
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Thu Mar 29 2018 - Thu May 3 2018
Yoga for Runners Series
with Kiran Matsko
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Sat Mar 31 2018
Reiki + Yoga Workshop
with Sean Jacobs
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Fri Apr 6 2018
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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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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Sun Apr 8 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Apr 13 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Apr 14 2018
Yoga Teacher Professional Development: Adapting Vinyasa Yoga to Beginners
with Laura Edoff
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Sat Apr 14 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sun Apr 15 2018
Yoga Teacher Professional Development: Teaching Private Yoga
with Julie Pogachefsky
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Sat Apr 21 2018 - Sun Apr 22 2018
Teaching Yoga to Kids
with Vera Ginsburgs
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Sun Apr 22 2018
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop
with Jessica Ardis
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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 May 4 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat May 5 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sun May 6 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri May 11 2018
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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Fri May 11 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse
with Felicia Comisar
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Sun May 13 2018
Alternative Mother's Day Workshop
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat May 19 2018
Empowered Anatomy: A Quick-Start Guide to Happier Hips, On & Off the Mat
with Sarah Kowalski
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Sun Jun 3 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Jun 8 2018
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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Fri Jun 8 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Jun 9 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Jun 16 2018
Embody Love Movement Workshop for Adult Women
with Kelly Mitchell
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Fri Jun 22 2018 - Sun Jun 24 2018
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Felicia Graham Comisar, assisted by Vanessa Jackson
with Felicia Comisar, Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Jun 22 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse
with Felicia Comisar
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Sun Jul 1 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Jul 13 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Jul 14 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sun Aug 5 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Aug 10 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Aug 11 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Wed Sep 5 2018 - Sun Sep 9 2018
Thai Yoga Massage Basics
with William Hufschmidt
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Fri Sep 7 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Sep 8 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sun Sep 9 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Oct 5 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Oct 6 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sun Oct 7 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Oct 12 2018 - Sun Oct 14 2018
Myofascaie, Prana & the Bandhas: Merging Anatomy with Spirit
with Jeff Schoaf
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Sun Nov 4 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Nov 9 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Nov 10 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sun Dec 2 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Dec 7 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Dec 8 2018
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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The Buddhist Path: Awakening from the Illusion

Thu Nov 9 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Dec 7 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Feb 8 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Mar 1 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Apr 5 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Thu Apr 26 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Apr 28 2018, 11:00 AM - 5:00 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. Participants are encouraged to begin reading these books upon enrollment. They can be completed by the end of the program. Payment plan available: if enrolled by 10/9 pay a $30 deposit by this date + 6 installments of $20/month. Please email Alane@wakeupyoga.com if you'd like to set up this plan.

$150.00 - Early registration: $150 if by 10/9/2017
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$180.00 - Tuition: $180
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$135.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $135
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$162.00 - 10% member discount: $162
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Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount

Tue Jan 9 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jan 16 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jan 23 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jan 30 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Feb 6 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Feb 13 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Feb 20 2018, 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.

$120.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia

Mon Jan 15 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Jan 22 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Jan 29 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Feb 5 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Feb 12 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Feb 19 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Feb 26 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kate 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. 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.

$120.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Level 3 in Fairmount

Mon Jan 15 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Jan 22 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Jan 29 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Feb 5 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Feb 12 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Feb 19 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
In Brand New Beginners Level 1, we laid down the foundation of a vinyasa yoga practice; Brand New Beginners Level 2, we dived a little deeper, refining, learning new poses and exploring breath. Now, in Level 3, we'll bring it all together, exploring the flow of a vinyasa style class, connecting breath and movement, and familiarizing yourself with the various ways the poses can be sequenced to experience the full body, breath and mind connection. This 6 week series will consist of a weekly 75 minute class, designed for beginner practitioners.

$90.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Level 1 Series

Mon Jan 15 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jan 22 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Jan 29 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Feb 5 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Feb 12 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Feb 19 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Feb 26 2018, 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.

$120.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Level 2 in South Philadelphia

Mon Jan 15 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Jan 22 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Jan 29 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Feb 5 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Feb 12 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Feb 19 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kate 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 as well as those with some experience with vinyasa yoga, 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.

$90.00 - Full Series
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Seasonal Yogapuncture: Practice & Treatment for Winter

Sat Feb 24 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Asha Brightwell, Julie Moore
This workshop celebrates the quiet stillness of the winter months as an opportunity to observe, reflect, and imagine the amazing potential that lies deep within us. By making room for this contemplation we form the seeds, the blueprints, of what is to come in the year ahead. Leave feeling a renewed sense of clarity and purpose. The asana portion of the afternoon will be a gentle flow that will create a mood of introspection and groundness, taught by Asha Brightwell. The acupuncture portion of the afternoon, offered by Julie Moore of Windrose Acupuncture, is designed to create balance during this season. This workshop is appropriate for those new to yoga, as well as those who have never before received an acupuncture treatment. Please participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows the acupuncturist to access hands & arms up to elbows; legs up to knees; ears and face (3rd eye only).

$40.00 - Tuition
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$36.00 - Tuition (member): $36
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Embody Your Fullest Potential Through Breathwork

Sun Feb 25 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Gwen Dittmar
Breathwork is an active, three-part, breathing technique that is gaining traction for modern men and women. Whereas most meditation practices keep the participant stuck in their head and observing their thoughts, Breathwork floods the body with oxygen so that you bypass the mind and dive into your body and heart. In this workshop Gwen will create a sacred space through ancient rituals. Participants will then lay on the floor with music playing and actively breathe, followed by meditation and then sitting in a circle to create intentions from an embodied and elevated space. Gwen closes the circle with a closing exercise and gratitude. Participants leave feeling connected, empowered, peaceful, and calm and inspired from an embodied place for the month ahead. Breathwork benefits can include: relieving stress, depression, anxiety, fear, anger, blocks and tension and opening to a more natural state of peace, calm, gratitude, clarity and connection to experience more grace and flow and lead your life from the heart and love. After completing the workshop participants will learn how to take the practice home and incorporate into their daily meditation practice.

$35.00 - Per Person
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$31.50 - 10% member discount: $31.50
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$25.00 - Early registration if by 2/8
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$22.50 - Early registration (member) if by 2/8:
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Open Meditation Sit

Mon Feb 26 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
A formless style of meditation training our minds to transition from mindfulness to wakefulness. Instructions given, donations appreciated.

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Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount

Tue Feb 27 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Mar 6 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Mar 13 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Mar 20 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Mar 27 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Apr 3 2018, 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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Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan

Fri Mar 2 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
Mark your calendars and be sure to carve out this time just for yourself. This 1-3pm class at Wake Up Yoga Fairmount is an opportunity to completely unplug from the outer world as you connect with your breath, your body, and your inner source of truth, wisdom and peace. Honor the responsibility you have to your own health and vitality and remember JOY as the fabric of your most essential nature. Relish embodiment and revel in your ability to breathe and move, laugh and sweat, and meet challenges with courage and grace. Thomas Flanagan plays sitar while Corina Benner teaches a thorough, balance and skillful vinyasa yoga class. Remember who you really are. Pre-registration is not required, but is available 48 hours before class on the pre-registration page for all regular classes. Drop-in for $25 or use a class on your card + $5 (paying the $5 on the afternoon of the class).

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Professional Development: Welcoming Pregnant Women in Open Level Classes

Sat Mar 3 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Kate Howell
Too often, when it comes to physical exercise, we consider pregnancy a liability or at best a limitation. If we search the internet, we may become overwhelmed by contradicting information or paralyzed by long lists of precautions about yoga and pregnancy. But the truth is, that when approached mindfully and humbly, the physical yoga practice empowers a pregnant woman with the strength, confidence, and patience she needs to birth her baby. Can a woman continue to attend regular yoga classes throughout her pregnancy? Absolutely! But that doesn’t mean it will be “business as usual.” There are ways to modify the yoga practice to accommodate mom’s changing body, and to create space (both mental and physical) to be filled up by her growing baby. This workshop is designed for yoga teachers and pregnant women interested in attending open classes throughout pregnancy. We will explore safe modifications of traditional yoga postures, learn accessible variations of contraindicated poses, and test our knowledge by teaching one another various modifications. Students will come away with a basic understanding of the stages of pregnancy including common discomforts and conditions associated with each stage, an experiential appreciation for the challenges of practicing yoga in a pregnant body (yes, we will practice with “baby bellies!”), and a one-page quick reference of guidelines for pregnant women in open classes to have on hand in your teaching journal or yoga mat bag.

$60.00 - Tuition:
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$54.00 - Tuition (member):
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Getting Intimate with Ayurveda: Ayurveda 101

Sun Mar 4 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Dr Vishnu Aragona
Ayurveda, in many of the introductory resources, seems like a type-yourself-then-live-by-these-rules sort of practice. This is almost exactly the opposite of what practicing Ayurveda is. For myself, and hundreds of my clients, it’s an individualized awareness that we have built, which guides our day-to-day decision making. Decisions on what to eat, whom to spend time with, when to wake up, what kind of music or exercise, or anything that is a choice about what kind of energy is coming into my life that day. If you are curious about how Ayurveda could be applied in your life, come join me in a small group setting for an interactive introduction to Ayurveda. We will discuss: Basics of this ancient healing approach and how it compares to Western Medicine. This includes: a brief history, philosophy, the Panchamahabhutas (5 Elements); Determining the concepts of constitution (Prakruti) and imbalanced state (Vikruti), involving Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Determining type; Causes of Disease. (Agni, Ama, Ojas) What is balance? What is imbalance? Diet and Lifestyle. Discussing daily rituals (Dinucharya) according to the elements, natural rhythms, and seasonal rhythms; Open discussion and questions.

$85.00 - Early registration if by 2/15
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$95.00 - Tuition
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$75.00 - Member discount (early reg) if by 2/15 $75
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$85.00 - Member discount: $85
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Mar 4 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia

Mon Mar 5 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Mar 12 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Mar 19 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Mar 26 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Apr 2 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Apr 9 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Apr 16 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Kate 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. 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.

$120.00 - Full Series
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Gentle Yoga & Meditation: Energize Your Body, Quiet Your Mind, Connect with Your Heart

Mon Mar 5 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Mar 12 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Mar 19 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Mar 26 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Mon Apr 2 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
Yoga and Meditation aren’t meant to be separate pursuits. Rather these are complimentary disciplines meant to support each other and enrich your life. Often our minds are reaching into the past, projecting into the future, or spinning on a proverbial hamster wheel of familiar tasks. When observed closely, it appears as though the mind is ‘anywhere but here.’ Our attempts to reorganize the past are futile, as are the efforts to strategize a future in which everything works out as planned. In fact, these tendencies actually zap precious energy and deprive us of a direct and personal experience of being alive. In this series, participants will be introduced to Mindfulness Meditation, breathing exercises, and both active and receptive (yin) yoga practices to anchor awareness in the present moment. Gently opening the body makes the gesture of sitting more comfortable; mindful awareness of the body in motion reveals sensations and nuances that may have been overlooked or ignored. Together they increase your capacity to be with the truth of how you feel and who you are. No previous yoga or meditation experience necessary; open to everyone.

$90.00 - Full Series
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Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Exploring Surrender & Receptivity

Thu Mar 8 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Fri Mar 9 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Mar 10 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Mar 11 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
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 2/8/2018: $490 + $20 materials
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$570.00 - Tuition: $550 + $20 materials
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$461.00 - Early registration (member) if by 2/8: $441 + $20 materials
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$515.00 - Member tuition: $494 + $20 materials
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Brand New Beginners Level 1 Series

Thu Mar 8 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Mar 15 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Mar 22 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Mar 29 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Apr 5 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Apr 12 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Apr 19 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Jennifer Nehila
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.

$120.00 - Full Series
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Mar 9 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Mar 10 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Family Yoga

Sat Mar 17 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card; $5 for each additional family member

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Iyengar Yoga Immersion

Sat Mar 17 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Patrick Carroll
“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”- B.K.S. Iyengar. According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the practice of Kriya yoga is the yoga of action; ‘perfect execution performed with observation and reflection”. Join Patrick, a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, for an introduction and exploration of the conscious movement--the Kriya yoga--inherent in the Iyengar system of yoga. Based on the teachings of Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, Iyengar Yoga is one of the most widely practiced forms of yoga throughout the world. The method of study is orderly and progressive, and the postures are adjusted to meet the needs of each student. During this class, students will be guided through a practice of intelligently sequenced standing poses, inversions, twists, forward and backbends with an aim towards developing conscious awareness in yoga asana to help nurture and sustain one’s practice. Prior Iyengar yoga experience is not required and students with a vinyasa yoga background often find great benefit in the Iyengar method’s attention to subtle details and precise alignment. This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

$40.00 - Tuition
$36.00 - Tuition (member)
$27.00 - Early registration (member) if by 3/1
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Pranayama: Theory & Teaching

Thu Mar 22 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Fri Mar 23 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Mar 24 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Mar 25 2018, 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. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit pranakriya.com/scholarships.

$575.00 - Early registration tuition: $550 + $25 materials fee if by 2/22/2018
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$625.00 - Tuition: $600 + $25 materials fee
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$520.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $495 + $25 materials
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$565.00 - 10% member discount: $540 + $25 materials
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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/teacher-training-philadelphia

$0.00 - Enroll at http://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/train/
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Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse

Sun Mar 25 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Patrice Seko
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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Yoga for Runners Series

Thu Mar 29 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Apr 5 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Apr 12 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Apr 19 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Apr 26 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu May 3 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:15 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!

$105.00 - Full Series
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Reiki + Yoga Workshop

Sat Mar 31 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Sean Jacobs
Set your intention and let the energy flow! Community Reiki clinic meets Yoga in this innovative workshop. With a focus on healing, you're guided through a series of grounding yoga poses all supported with a relaxing group Reiki treatment. Through stillness and breathing we'll focus on releasing any blockages in the body. The hard work in this course is in letting go of what you're holding on a deeper level. The dynamic of the group setting allows the Reiki energy to become amplified for everyone's benefit. As you settle in for each Yoga pose the instructor will come around the room, one student at a time and offer a brief Reiki treatment. Students tend to experience a tremendous positive shift in their overall energy system and often times a physical realignment of some sort as they leave the class. There is no pressure to remain in a position that is uncomfortable for you. Feel free to move about during class, opt out of the Reiki treatment or skip poses in place of something more comfortable like seated meditation or savasana.

$40.00 - Per Person
$36.00 - 10% member discount:
$30.00 - Early registration if by 3/1: $30
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Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan

Fri Apr 6 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
Mark your calendars and be sure to carve out this time just for yourself. This 1-3pm class at Wake Up Yoga Fairmount is an opportunity to completely unplug from the outer world as you connect with your breath, your body, and your inner source of truth, wisdom and peace. Honor the responsibility you have to your own health and vitality and remember JOY as the fabric of your most essential nature. Relish embodiment and revel in your ability to breathe and move, laugh and sweat, and meet challenges with courage and grace. Thomas Flanagan plays sitar while Corina Benner teaches a thorough, balance and skillful vinyasa yoga class. Remember who you really are. Pre-registration is not required, but is available 48 hours before class on the pre-registration page for all regular classes. Drop-in for $25 or use a class on your card + $5 (paying the $5 on the afternoon of the class).

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The Yoga Approach to Chronic Pain

Fri Apr 6 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Apr 7 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Apr 8 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
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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$315.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $315
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$360.00 - 10% member discount: $360
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Apr 8 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Apr 13 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Yoga Teacher Professional Development: Adapting Vinyasa Yoga to Beginners

Sat Apr 14 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
As seasoned yoga practitioners and yoga teachers, we often take for granted the strength and mobility of our bodies. It’s easy to forget what it felt like to be a beginner, learning the poses for the first time. As teachers, we know yoga is for everyone, but perhaps we don’t always know how to communicate this as clearly as we hope when a new student comes to class. Having the awareness and knowledge of how to teach beginners is an invaluable skill, benefitting every student, while enhancing your abilities as an effective teacher.

This workshop is appropriate for new and established teachers who are looking for clarity on how to approach teaching vinyasa yoga to beginners. We will go over variations and modifications for foundational poses, including breaking down the vinyasas; how to utilize and empower students to use props; discuss how to approach the dynamics of languaging, philosophy and student expectations vs teacher expectations.

At the end of our 4 hours together, you’ll have the confidence to meet beginning students where they are, inspiring them to continue a lifelong practice.

$65.00 - Early registration if by 3/22
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$75.00 - Tuition
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$58.50 - Member discount (early reg) if by 3/22: $58.50
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$67.50 - Member discount: $67.50
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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Apr 14 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Yoga Teacher Professional Development: Teaching Private Yoga

Sun Apr 15 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Julie Pogachefsky
In this workshop we will explore the different aspects of teaching private yoga lessons. We will dive into the business aspects of offering privates including how to: develop a clientele; promote yourself as a teacher; develop policies; receive payments; manage book; deal with liability issues and more. We will discuss practical considerations such as intake forms and procedures, ensuring your safety, setting goals that are appropriate for students, dealing with injuries, surgeries and medical conditions. We will cover the components of what makes for a good private session, including the environment, how the student is feeling on a given day, picking up on subtle non verbal signs, emotional, spiritual, physical and many other considerations. Finally we will discuss ethical considerations, such as reasonable boundaries and various money issues.

$85.00 - Early registration if by 3/22
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$95.00 - Tuition
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$75.00 - Member discount (early reg) if by 3/22: $75
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$85.00 - Member discount: $85
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Teaching Yoga to Kids

Sat Apr 21 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Apr 22 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Vera Ginsburgs
As adults, we know the value of yoga-increase flexibility, improved focused, enhanced self-awareness, and stillness of mind. Teaching yoga to children allows them to develop these positive relationships with their bodies and minds as well as creating healthy coping skills that will serve them through life. Yoga can help children learn to manage frustration, expand their emotional expression, improve impulse control, develop a keener sense of their body's function, and have fun! This workshop will teach you the developmental stages of children, both physically and emotionally, to allow you to safely navigate a yoga class for children that fuels their imagination and teaches them valuable skills that can serve them both on and off the mat. Our goals will be: To identify ways to sequence a class, in order to keep the children engaged and focused; To appropriately teach yoga poses in a more kid friendly and developmentally appropriate way; To creatively expose children to pranayama (breath control) and meditation so they can develop self-control, self-regulation and relaxation skills; To use games, themes, and art tasks appropriate for their age level; To work within the context of the teaching environment and make informed choices about what and how to teach elements of yoga philosophy and practice; To incorporate yoga practices in day to day life to help children manage frustration, sleep better, develop physical coordination and have fun! This training is appropriate for everyone interested in teaching yoga to children in a formal environment or simply for fun.

$310.00 - Early registration if by 3/29: $300 + $10 materials
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$360.00 - Tuition: $350 + $10 materials
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$280.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $270 + $10 materials
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$325.00 - 10% member discount: $315 + $10 materials
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Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Sun Apr 22 2018, 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 part of this workshop, you will rest in restorative yoga shapes and receive Thai Yoga Massage adjustments. Then you will experience 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, 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 and those with injuries can find comfort in these postures.

$35.00 - Per Person
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Yoga Nidra & Savasana: Leading Yoga's Inner Practices

Fri May 4 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat May 5 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun May 6 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
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 + $25 materials
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$425.00 - Tuition: $400 + $25 materials
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$340.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $315 + $25 materials
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$385.00 - 10% member discount: $360 + $25 materials
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri May 4 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat May 5 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun May 6 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan

Fri May 11 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
Mark your calendars and be sure to carve out this time just for yourself. This 1-3pm class at Wake Up Yoga Fairmount is an opportunity to completely unplug from the outer world as you connect with your breath, your body, and your inner source of truth, wisdom and peace. Honor the responsibility you have to your own health and vitality and remember JOY as the fabric of your most essential nature. Relish embodiment and revel in your ability to breathe and move, laugh and sweat, and meet challenges with courage and grace. Thomas Flanagan plays sitar while Corina Benner teaches a thorough, balance and skillful vinyasa yoga class. Remember who you really are. Pre-registration is not required, but is available 48 hours before class on the pre-registration page for all regular classes. Drop-in for $25 or use a class on your card + $5 (paying the $5 on the afternoon of the class).

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Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse

Fri May 11 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Felicia Comisar
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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Alternative Mother's Day Workshop

Sun May 13 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Carolyn Poerio
For many, Mother’s Day is a day of celebration. It’s a day for expressing gratitude for and a time to delight in the nurturing and care that mothers provide. It’s important to understand that for some people, Mother’s Day can be difficult. It can be a day filled with feelings of loneliness, grief and loss. This workshop will provide a space for those who want an alternative to traditional Mother’s Day activities. This Mother’s Day, you are invited to a soothing yin and vinyasa yoga practice in a place where you may feel secure and supported. We will practice the introspective surrender of yin yoga before transitioning to an uplifting vinyasa practice. We will explore the ever present existence of both energies. This is an opportunity to celebrate your ability to nurture yourself and move the energy that lives in your tissues. Before we begin practice, we will create an altar of light that will accompany us through our practice. If you feel so inclined, please feel free to bring a token for the altar. You will not be asked to share about anything you bring with you.

$30.00 - Early registration tuition if by 4/19
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Empowered Anatomy: A Quick-Start Guide to Happier Hips, On & Off the Mat

Sat May 19 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Sarah Kowalski
Life asks a lot of your hips. Walking, running, schlepping groceries or kids around, and oh, so much sitting can leave your hips feeling tight, achy, or sometimes just a bit… wonky? You may have noticed that knee pain or low-back issues seem related to your hips, as well. Yoga might sometimes work like magic—but perhaps you have a love/hate (or just hate?) relationship with pigeon pose, or notice your hip joint clicking, cramping, or pinching in certain poses. Maybe no matter how often you try to stretch, the tightness seems to come back. What’s up with that? In this workshop, we’ll “think outside the pigeon” to give you an embodied understanding of the basic anatomy and function of your hip joints, in a real-time practice where you’ll explore your own ranges of motion, and learn an empowering template for figuring out what’s going on with YOUR hips (which are not exactly the same as anyone else’s). Come to learn: Some of the key muscles around your hips and reasons they might feel “tight” (and why stretching isn’t always the answer); Sneaky hip strength and mobility exercises that you can practice at work, while washing dishes, or even watching TV; How to get more “bang for your buck” in yoga poses by engaging the muscles around your hips; How (and why) to modify key poses to suit your own needs and priorities; Sarah’s number one tip for happier hips! Please note: This workshop is intended to empower you, spark your curiosity, and deepen your connection to your own body. It is NOT intended to diagnose or treat specific injuries or conditions. If you suspect you have an acute or chronic injury, please consult your doctor or physical therapist, not your yoga teacher.

$50.00 - Per Person
$45.00 - 10% member discount: $49.50
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Jun 3 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan

Fri Jun 8 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
Mark your calendars and be sure to carve out this time just for yourself. This 1-3pm class at Wake Up Yoga Fairmount is an opportunity to completely unplug from the outer world as you connect with your breath, your body, and your inner source of truth, wisdom and peace. Honor the responsibility you have to your own health and vitality and remember JOY as the fabric of your most essential nature. Relish embodiment and revel in your ability to breathe and move, laugh and sweat, and meet challenges with courage and grace. Thomas Flanagan plays sitar while Corina Benner teaches a thorough, balance and skillful vinyasa yoga class. Remember who you really are. Pre-registration is not required, but is available 48 hours before class on the pre-registration page for all regular classes. Drop-in for $25 or use a class on your card + $5 (paying the $5 on the afternoon of the class).

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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Jun 8 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Jun 9 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Embody Love Movement Workshop for Adult Women

Sat Jun 16 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Kelly Mitchell
The EMBODY LOVE WORKSHOP is a 3 hour transformational workshop for adult women ages 19 and up that takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in process exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy. Interactive exercises include: · Dismantling the “beauty myth” · Changing the conversation from criticism to kindness · Embodied yoga experience for all levels of ability: Yoga is an integral part of the mind-body connection. Learning to breathe and to be present in the moment can create clarity to settle in to our unique and miraculous bodies. During the workshop we will also practice mindful-meditation to keep us grounded in our safe and sacred workshop space. · Committing to being kind to ourselves, and therefore each other · Seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out · Recognizing our contributions through conscious activism

$50.00 - Per Person
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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Felicia Graham Comisar, assisted by Vanessa Jackson

Fri Jun 22 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Jun 23 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Jun 24 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Felicia Comisar, Vanessa Jackson
Restorative Yoga is a practice using supported poses to relax on multiple levels to release tension and to tap into our body’s natural healing and restoring abilities. Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice that creates the space and conditions for the student to access their wisdom physically, emotionally, and mentally. Our bodies have the ability to heal and thrive when we learn to balance all the doing with being. We live in a body that has an amazing system already in place to find the path to health and happiness. Restorative yoga can help awaken students’ awareness of the effects of stress so that they may release and make conscious choices of their next thought, word and action. This training will give you the information and tools to begin teaching this practice to groups and individuals. You will learn the science behind the feelings and experiences of being alive in this incredible time of information and stimulation. You will learn the function and importance of a soft deep breath. You will practice restorative yoga and learn basic poses that can be adapted to different bodies and emotional states. You will learn to teach your students, or remind them of their ability to connect with their body, emotions, and thoughts. This training will impact the way you teach other types of yoga and your own personal practice. This training is aimed at adding tools to the established teacher’s tool bag. This training is appropriate for those wanting to deepen their understanding of and practice of restorative yoga. This training will count toward 15 CECs with the Yoga Alliance.

$350.00 - Early registration: $325 + $25 materials if by 5/31
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$317.50 - 10% member discount (early reg): $292.50 + $25 materials
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$340.00 - 10% member discount: $315 + $25 materials
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Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse

Fri Jun 22 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Felicia Comisar
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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Jul 1 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Jul 13 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Jul 14 2018, 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.

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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Aug 5 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Aug 10 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Aug 11 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Thai Yoga Massage Basics

Wed Sep 5 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Sep 6 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Fri Sep 7 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Sep 8 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Sep 9 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
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. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit pranakriya.com/scholarships.

$575.00 - Early registration tuition: $550 + $25 materials fee if by 8/5/2018
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$520.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $495 + $25 materials
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$565.00 - 10% member discount: $540 + $25 materials
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Sep 7 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Sep 8 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Sep 9 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Oct 5 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Oct 6 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Oct 7 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Myofascaie, Prana & the Bandhas: Merging Anatomy with Spirit

Fri Oct 12 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Oct 13 2018, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Oct 14 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
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 tuition if by 9/12
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$340.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $315 + $25 materials
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Nov 4 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Nov 9 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Nov 10 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Restorative- South

Sun Dec 2 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Dec 7 2018, 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 $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

Sat Dec 8 2018, 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.

$17.00 - Per Person
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