Workshops

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Tue Jun 12 2018 - Tue Jul 24 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia
with Kate Howell
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Tue Jun 12 2018 - Tue Jul 24 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 2 in South Philadelphia
with Kate Howell
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Tue Jul 17 2018 - Tue Aug 28 2018
Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Sun Jul 22 2018
Yoga for Anxiety
with Jessica Pavelka
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Sun Jul 22 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse
with Patrice Seko
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Tue Jul 31 2018 - Tue Sep 4 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia
with Angela Jubinville
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Sat Aug 4 2018
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop
with Jessica Ardis
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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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Sun Aug 19 2018
Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse
with Patrice Seko
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Thu Aug 23 2018
Introduction to Yoga Workshop
with Jennifer Nehila
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Fri Aug 24 2018 - Sun Sep 16 2018
Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training
with Eleanor Bramwell
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Tue Sep 4 2018
Info Session for Wake Up Yoga's 2018- 2019 Foundational Teacher Training Program
with Corina Benner
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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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Tue Sep 11 2018 - Tue Oct 23 2018
Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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Thu Sep 20 2018 - Sun Sep 23 2018
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Exploring Surrender & Receptivity
with Corina Benner
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Sun Sep 23 2018
Grief as a Spiritual Process: Breath, Meditation and Writing to Move through the Loss of a Child
with Roberta Halpern
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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
Tapping into the Kundalini
with Sarah Hummel
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Sun Oct 7 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Oct 26 2018
Yin Yoga Tune-Up
with Corina Benner
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Sun Nov 4 2018
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Nov 9 2018 - Sun Nov 11 2018
Reiki Level 1 Training
with Sean Jacobs
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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 Nov 11 2018
Reiki + Yoga Workshop
with Sean Jacobs
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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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Wed Mar 13 2019 - Sun Mar 17 2019
Understanding the Bhagavad Gita
with Yoganand Michael Carroll
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Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia

Tue Jun 12 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jun 19 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jun 26 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jul 10 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jul 17 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jul 24 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.

$105.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Level 2 in South Philadelphia

Tue Jun 12 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jun 19 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jun 26 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jul 10 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jul 17 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Jul 24 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, 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.

$105.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount

Tue Jul 17 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jul 24 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Jul 31 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 7 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 14 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 21 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Aug 28 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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Yoga for Anxiety

Sun Jul 22 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Jessica Pavelka
Licensed Psychotherapist Jessica Pavelka will take you on an informative and nurturing journey exploring the mind-body connection in relationship to anxiety. What better way to honor your Vijnanamaya Kosha (wisdom sheath), by understanding the role of your anxiety. Through discussion, pranayama and both vinyasa and restorative asana, you will uncover your innate wisdom. Together we will plant the seeds for profound healing and happiness. Honor yourself by understanding what you are feeling and why. You will leave with valuable tools that you can implement into your daily life.

$60.00 - Tuition:
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$54.00 - Tuition (member):
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$45.00 - Early registration (member) if by 6/28:
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$50.00 - Early registration if by 6/28:
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Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse

Sun Jul 22 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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Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia

Tue Jul 31 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Aug 7 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Aug 14 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Aug 21 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Aug 28 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Tue Sep 4 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Angela Jubinville
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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Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Sat Aug 4 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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$31.50 - 10% member discount: $31.50
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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, 6:30 PM - 8:00 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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Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse

Sun Aug 19 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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Introduction to Yoga Workshop

Thu Aug 23 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Jennifer Nehila
Yoga: it’s everywhere! If you’re curious to sample the practice, but feel uncertain about how to take the first step, this class has been designed JUST FOR YOU! Come get acquainted with this 5,000-year-old practice and discover for yourself how yoga brings balance, ease and simple joy to your life. The practice of yoga enhances strength and flexibility while decreasing stress and increasing vitality. During your time at the studio you will learn basic physical postures and their alignment essentials along with breathing techniques, all designed to energize your body and calm your mind. Basic tenets of yoga philosophy will be shared to fill in your understanding of the path and practice of yoga. This workshop is aimed at those who have never rolled out a yoga mat and are curious to feel the benefits of the practice. It is also open to individuals with some yoga experience who are seeking to get back to the basics. A safe space is created for students to ask questions throughout this 90-minute journey on the mat. You will become acquainted with the yoga studio ‘culture’ (where to place your shoes, how to roll out your mat, what is the point of the blocks and blankets) and will leave feeling really good in your body, clear in your mind and hopefully excited to come back. And, we promise, it will be FUN!

$17.00 - Per Person
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Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Fri Aug 24 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Aug 25 2018, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Aug 26 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Fri Sep 14 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Sep 15 2018, 10:30 PM - 6:30 AM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Sep 16 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Eleanor Bramwell
Our evidence and inquiry based training weaves together the latest advances in neurobiology of trauma, lecture, practice teaching and group discussion. You will learn how trauma survivors can heal through their bodies, tools to support system regulation, body awareness, and feel prepared to offer trauma informed yoga classes to a variety of populations. As a student in this training you will: • Gain a deeper understanding of what trauma is. Explore the latest advances in neurobiology • How trauma impacts the sensorimotor system, processing information, brain development, and the nervous system. • Learn to identify trauma symptoms. • Learn tools to support system regulation, body awareness, and communication. • Through practicum, feel empowered to offer trauma informed yoga classes. • Apply yoga as a body based tool for healing trauma. Learn more about the BodyWise Foundation at bodywisefoundation.org. Please note that the student discount is offered to recent foundational yoga teacher training graduates and current university students. Participants are asked to purchase "Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma" by Peter Levine. Those without a foundational teacher training are invited to apply to participate in this program. Many social workers, therapists, medical professionals and others have found this information beneficial in working with their clients. Please email Alane@wakeupyoga.com for an application.

$600.00 - Early registration if by 6/20:
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$750.00 - Tuition:
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$540.00 - 10% member discount (early reg if by 6/20):
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$675.00 - 10% member discount:
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$500.00 - Student discount (early reg if by 6/20):
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$550.00 - Student discount:
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Info Session for Wake Up Yoga's 2018- 2019 Foundational Teacher Training Program

Tue Sep 4 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
If you’re like many curious yoga students, you want to learn more about the path and practice of yoga, including its history and ultimate purpose, while reaping the obvious and measurable results of a consistent, committed practice, and cultivating meaningful friendships with people who share your passion for this path. Whether you already know in your heart that you are called to be a teacher, or you simply want to explore the path further, come to an Information Session to find out if this is the program your spirit has been yearning for. You’ll learn the structure, dates, homework and requirements. Past Graduates will be present to share their experience with you. Your questions will be answered and you will receive all you need to make a clear, informed choice to apply. Please RSVP to Alane@WakeUpYoga.com, or by calling 215.235.1228.

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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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$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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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Sep 7 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 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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Brand New Beginners Series in Fairmount

Tue Sep 11 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Sep 18 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Sep 25 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 2 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 9 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 16 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Oct 23 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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Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Exploring Surrender & Receptivity

Thu Sep 20 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Fri Sep 21 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Sep 22 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Sep 23 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 8/30: $490 + $20 materials
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$570.00 - Tuition: $550 + $20 materials
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$461.00 - Early registration (member) if by 8/30: $441 + $20 materials
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$515.00 - Member tuition: $494 + $20 materials
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Grief as a Spiritual Process: Breath, Meditation and Writing to Move through the Loss of a Child

Sun Sep 23 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Roberta Halpern
The loss of a child is devastating and can be difficult to navigate at any stage of grief. In the safe space of this workshop, we will give ourselves permission to take the time to honor our grief, ourselves, and our children. Roberta, who has lost both of her children, will facilitate this session and share her experience. Through guided meditation, breath practice and writing we will share about our children and the challenges loss and grieving bring to our daily lives. We will learn some simple breathwork which is grounding and relaxing- something to help us as we grieve. Guided Meditations will quiet us, calm us and lead us to inspiration for writing. There will also be short writing prompts on a variety of grief topics, after which we will have opportunities to share. Sharing with other parents, who understand what we are going through, is helpful. We are not alone in what we are experiencing. All emotions are welcomed. The only experience you need for this workshop is your personal grief journey. You will leave feeling a little lighter, with a deeper connection to your child, some new friends, and some ideas to continue your writing, and some tools to assist you as you grieve. Please dress in comfortable loose clothing. Bring a notebook or journal for writing and your favorite pen. This afternoon is recommended for those whose loss occurred over 6 months ago.

$45.00 - Early registration tuition if by 8/30
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$55.00 - Tuition:
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$40.50 - Early registration (member) if by 8/30:
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$49.50 - Tuition (member):
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Oct 5 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 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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Tapping into the Kundalini

Sun Oct 7 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Sarah Hummel
Kundalini Yoga is known as Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful practice that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. In Kundalini Yoga we tap into the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body through a technology that precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures. Through deep breath, focused drishti, and repetitive small movements, we balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul. It is a practice that is accessible to everyone, no matter level of experience, age, gender, religion, body-type, or physical ability. You will walk away feeling strong, free and focused.

$30.00 - Early registration tuition if by 9/20
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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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Yin Yoga Tune-Up

Fri Oct 26 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
Join the esteemed Yin Yoga teacher trainer Corina Benner for a one-day YINtensive training. Our time together will include lecture, Q&A, work in pairs and small groups, and plenty of practice. Whether you are studying/practicing with Corina for the first time or have spent many hours studying with her, this opportunity will enhance your understanding of Yin Yoga, clarify any confusion you may feel about the practice, and deepen your relationship with Yoga and with yourself. Corina is known for presenting sometimes esoteric or elusive material simply and directly, often with creative metaphors and humor, helping students build inner connections and move toward true, embodied comprehension. CE credits are available. Open to all Yin Yoga teachers.

$125.00 - Tuition:
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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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Reiki Level 1 Training

Fri Nov 9 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Nov 10 2018, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Nov 11 2018, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Sean Jacobs
Learn the Japanese art of Reiki in a convenient condensed weekend format with certified Reiki Master/Teacher Sean Jacobs. Reiki translates to spiritual or earth-based energy. The goal of Reiki is ultimately to support the "greatest healing good" for yourself and the recipient. It works with the body's natural ability to heal on the physical, mental and emotional levels. In this training you'll receive all Reiki level 1 attunements which allows you to open the channel of Reiki and begin accessing it for yourself and others. Learn about your Reiki lineage, how to lead a Reiki circle, how to keep your Reiki triangle in balance, and how to keep yourself grounded as you become more connected with this energy. Learn how to turn the Reiki "switch" on and off through the use of mudras, visualization, Yogic locks or "bandhas" and other tricks. We'll also cover the history of Reiki, the basics of a Reiki self treatment and hand positions and techniques for giving Reiki to other people. Sean draws on his experience as a certified Yoga teacher, community organizer and former studio owner/manager. While most people approach Reiki training as a method for self healing and spiritual development, others may feel called to create a more public presence with Reiki and build a client base. Sean will share best practices for both the spiritual and monetary elements of a Reiki practice and offer practical tips based on his experience in the field. The weekend concludes with a community Reiki clinic where you practice a complete Reiki session on a volunteer client while Sean observes and assists you as needed. You can recruit your own volunteer for the clinic or Sean will make arrangements for someone to be there for you to treat. At the end of the training you will receive a Reiki Level 1 certificate. This allows you to identify as a "Reiki Practitioner" and gives you the basic credentials needed to practice Reiki on a professional level if you choose to do so. While the training only lasts 3 days, the attunement process generally lasts 3 weeks and as your body and spirit adjust to the changes Sean makes himself available on email and Skype to support you during the transition. Prior to attending this training students are asked to read "The Original Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui" by Dr. Mikao Usui and Frank Arjava Petter (2000, Lotus Press). Additional materials will be provided on the first day of training. For questions and additional information please contact Sean directly at jacobshealing@gmail.com.

$250.00 - Early registration if by 10/9
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

Fri Nov 9 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 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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Reiki + Yoga Workshop

Sun Nov 11 2018, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Sean Jacobs
First developed and publicly offered at the Hawthorne Yoga & Reiki studio in 2009, Reiki-Infused-Yoga is an original method of teaching created by Sean Jacobs, Certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master/Teacher. The concept is quite simple really. Set an intention, set yourself up in the Yoga poses, follow the breathing techniques and guided meditations and relax as you receive hands-on Reiki treatments. While it seems easy or even lazy at first for students accustomed to faster-paced classes, this program can become quite intense as the Reiki starts to move throughout your body and the classroom. The group setting of this course allows the Reiki energy to be magnified for the greatest healing good of all attendees. We always start with a Reiki circle in the beginning where each student can share their unique healing intention out loud in as much or as little detail as they like. Since Reiki follows intention the important thing is that you are clear why you are attending and what you hope to get out of the workshop. It may be helpful to meditate on this question and find your intention before walking into the studio. Sean draws heavily from the Yin and Restorative styles of Yoga. Feel free to move around, stand up, leave the room, take a break and ask questions while we are together. No prior experience in Yoga or Reiki is required to attend. Be sure to drink plenty of water early in the day and after the workshop as your body digests and adjusts to the changes.

$40.00 - 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, 6:30 PM - 8:00 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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Understanding the Bhagavad Gita

Wed Mar 13 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Thu Mar 14 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Fri Mar 15 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Mar 16 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Mar 17 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
The Bhagavad Gita is a 2,500 year old Sanskrit text that offers profound insight into the deeper practices of yoga. As the seeker in the Gita metaphorically prepares for the battle of spiritual transformation, he asks his teacher a series of questions. In his answers the teacher explains the many challenges and stages of the yogic spiritual path. In this program we will explore themes from the Bhagavad Gita that are meaningful for us as modern yoga practitioners. We will use the Bhagavad Gita, by Winthrop Sargeant, as our text. Please purchase this book before your program begins.

$500.00 - Early reg 1 if by 2/10/2019:
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$575.00 - Early reg 2 if by 3/10/19:
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$650.00 - Tuition:
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$450.00 - 10% member discount (early reg 1) if by 2/10: $450
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$517.50 - 10% member discount (early reg 2) if by 3/10:
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