Workshops

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Mon Oct 30 2017 - Mon Dec 11 2017
Brand New Beginners Level 1 Series
with Elliot Polinsky
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Tue Nov 7 2017 - Tue Dec 19 2017
Brand New Beginners Level 2 in Fairmount
with Laura Edoff
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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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Mon Nov 13 2017 - Mon Dec 18 2017
Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia
with Kate Howell
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Fri Dec 1 2017
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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Sat Dec 2 2017 - Sun Dec 3 2017
The Bhagavad Gita: A Road Map and Guiding Light for Your Practice
with Julie Pogachefsky
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Sun Dec 3 2017
Once A Month Restorative- South
with Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Dec 8 2017 - Sun Dec 10 2017
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Felicia Graham Comisar, assisted by Vanessa Jackson
with Felicia Comisar, Vanessa Jackson
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Fri Dec 8 2017
Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Dec 9 2017
Well-Rounded Yoga
with Carolyn Poerio
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Sat Dec 16 2017
Once A Month Family Yoga
with Maggie Ludwig
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Sat Dec 16 2017
Moon Glow Flow: Moon Salutations & Yin Yoga
with Laura Edoff
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Sun Dec 17 2017
Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse
with Patrice Seko
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Sat Jan 6 2018
108 Sun Salutations for the New Year
with Kiran Matsko
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Sun Jan 7 2018
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop
with Jessica Ardis
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Mon Jan 8 2018 - Mon Feb 19 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia
with Kate Howell
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Mon Jan 8 2018 - Wed Dec 19 2018
Brand New Beginners Level 1 Series
with Elliot Polinsky
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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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Fri Jan 12 2018
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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Fri Jan 19 2018 - Sun Jan 21 2018
The Yoga Way: Toward Psychological Health & Emotional Well-being
with Holle Black
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Sun Jan 21 2018
Reiki + Yoga Workshop
with Sean Jacobs
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Sat Jan 27 2018
Slowga: Slow-Motion Yoga for Subtle Observation & Internal Transformation
with Elliot Polinsky, Sarah Kowalski
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Fri Feb 9 2018
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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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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Sun Mar 4 2018
Getting Intimate with Ayurveda: Ayurveda 101
with Dr Vishnu Aragona
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Thu Mar 8 2018 - Sun Mar 11 2018
Foundational Yin Yoga Teacher Training
with Corina Benner
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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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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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Sat Apr 14 2018
Yoga Teacher Professional Development: Adapting Vinyasa Yoga to Beginners
with Laura Edoff
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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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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 11 2018
Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan
with Corina Benner
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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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Wed Sep 5 2018 - Sun Sep 9 2018
Thai Yoga Massage Basics
with William Hufschmidt
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Fri Oct 12 2018 - Sun Oct 14 2018
Myofascaie, Prana & the Bandhas: Merging Anatomy with Spirit
with Jeff Schoaf
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Brand New Beginners Level 1 Series

Mon Oct 30 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Nov 6 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Nov 13 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Nov 20 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Nov 27 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Dec 4 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Mon Dec 11 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Elliot Polinsky
Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you're not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series provides you with the opportunity to engage your mind and body in a study of your self, discovering breath and movement in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. We will focus on foundational vinyasa yoga poses and breath practices, and your teacher will also introduce you to yoga philosophy. The series will be progressive, layering one class on top of the next, so that your experience and understanding of yoga continues to deepen. This series is designed to empower you to attend any class at Wake Up Yoga with confidence after its conclusion, armed with appropriate variations to protect yourself from injury and get the most out of the class. This is an introductory series to vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga can be an intense physical practice and may not be appropriate for those with recent head or neck injury, vertigo or severe joint pain. Students will be sitting on the floor at the beginning of each session, and classes are designed for those who can get up from and down onto the floor on their own power with ease. Pregnant students looking to establish a practice are encouraged to practice in prenatal yoga classes rather than enroll in this BNB series. Please be in touch with us at or send an email to info@wakeupyoga.com if you have any questions about this series. Vinyasa yoga is a valuable practice for many people but may not be the most appropriate practice for each student at every phase of life. We want you to LOVE yoga and are happy to direct you to a class that will be best-suited to your intentions. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$105.00 - Full Series
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Brand New Beginners Level 2 in Fairmount

Tue Nov 7 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Nov 14 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Nov 28 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Dec 5 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Dec 12 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Tue Dec 19 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Fairmount
Teacher(s): Laura Edoff
Did you love the consistency, community, and attentiveness to alignment offered in the Brand New Beginners series? Were you excited to continue practicing yoga? But now, as a BNB-grad, are you finding it difficult to make it to the mat? Then this series is for you! Designed for those who participated in a Wake Up Yoga Brand New Beginners series within the past year, these classes offer you a set "date" with your mat. You will continue to build on what you learned during Brand New Beginners Level 1, and be introduced to new poses. Now that you know the fundamentals, the emphasis of this series will be on expanding your confidence so you can grow your practice. Sorry, no refunds, partial enrollments, or make up classes.

$90.00 - Full Series
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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 Level 1 in South Philadelphia

Mon Nov 13 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Nov 20 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Nov 27 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Dec 4 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Dec 11 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Mon Dec 18 2017, 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.

$90.00 - Full Series
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Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan

Fri Dec 1 2017, 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 Bhagavad Gita: A Road Map and Guiding Light for Your Practice

Sat Dec 2 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Dec 3 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Julie Pogachefsky
Throughout all time, the wisdom traditions and their practices have invited us to the same place: truth. How we get there may vary, but the on different paths, the same perceived blocks appear. We may call them resistance, fear, ego, worn out belief systems or anything else. Each one feels like a very real impediment in our search for freedom. The Bhagavad Gita serves as a map to help us break through these various road blocks in our search for the truth of who we are. In this workshop we will use asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mantra (chanting), reading, and discussion to apply these ancient teachings in order to bring peace and ease into our modern lives.

$200.00 - Tuition: $200
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$180.00 - Member tuition: $180
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$180.00 - Early registration: $180 if by 10/31
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$162.00 - Early registration (member): $162 if by 10/31
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Once A Month Restorative- South

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

Drop-in for $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Felicia Graham Comisar, assisted by Vanessa Jackson

Fri Dec 8 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sat Dec 9 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Sun Dec 10 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
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.

$325.00 - Early registration: $300 + $25 materials if by 11/16
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$350.00 - Tuition: $325 + $25 materials fee
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$295.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $270 + $25 materials
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$317.50 - 10% member discount: $292.50 + $25 materials
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Once A Month Restorative- Fairmount

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

Drop-in for $17 or use your class card. No pre-registration.

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Well-Rounded Yoga

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

$17.00 - Per Person
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Once A Month Family Yoga

Sat Dec 16 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Maggie Ludwig
Bring as many family members as you like to have some fun TOGETHER on the MAT! Strengthen muscles, focus, and (most importantly) relationships while moving through playful, fun, and sweet shapes. Learn partner poses, play games, and enjoy moving and breathing together free from screens, chores, and outside distractions. Appropriate for ages 4–10. Drop-in only! No pre-registration. 1 Adult + 1 Child: Drop-in for $17 or use your class card; $5 for each additional family member

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Moon Glow Flow: Moon Salutations & Yin Yoga

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

$35.00 - Early registration: $35 if by 11/30
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$45.00 - Tuition: $45
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$31.50 - 10% member discount (early reg): $31.50
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$40.50 - 10% member discount: $40.50
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Once A Month Restorative- Rittenhouse

Sun Dec 17 2017, 5:45 PM - 7:15 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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108 Sun Salutations for the New Year

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

$20.00 - Per Person
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$18.00 - 10% member discount: $18
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Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Sun Jan 7 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 half of this workshop, you will rest in restorative yoga shapes and receive Thai Yoga Massage adjustments. Then you will experience an hour of Yoga Nidra, the ancient revitalizing practice of the Himalayan yogis, in which one remains conscious during the dreaming state. Yoga Nidra involves total body relaxation techniques, breath awareness exercises, and guided visualizations. Reduced insomnia, stress relief, better digestion, and improved quality of sleep are just a few of the many benefits of Yoga Nidra. Restorative yoga makes use of bolsters and blankets, so even complete beginners, the elderly, and the injured can find comfort in these postures. All props will be provided, including yoga mats. This is a cooling practice, and participants are encouraged to bring a sweater and/or cozy blanket to make the experience even more enjoyable.

$35.00 - Per Person
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$31.50 - 10% member discount: $31.50
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Brand New Beginners Level 1 in South Philadelphia

Mon Jan 8 2018, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: 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
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 1 Series

Mon Jan 8 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
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
Wed Dec 12 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Wed Dec 19 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 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.

$105.00 - Full Series
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Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan

Fri Jan 12 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 Way: Toward Psychological Health & Emotional Well-being

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

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Reiki + Yoga Workshop

Sun Jan 21 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
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: $31.50
$30.00 - Early registration if by 1/3: $30
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Slowga: Slow-Motion Yoga for Subtle Observation & Internal Transformation

Sat Jan 27 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Teacher(s): Elliot Polinsky, Sarah Kowalski
We all have habits: ways of holding our bodies in the world, loops of thought that stick like songs in our heads, stories rooted so deeply we barely notice as we tell them softly to ourselves. The daily-ness of life carries momentum; and sometimes, even during yoga, we may catch ourselves mulling through those same patterns, or tweaking that same creaky joint, in the same way, again and again. In this workshop we will slow way down, moving breath and body so gradually that habitual momentum fades and full attention can orient toward the continuously opening present. Elliot and Sarah will guide you through an asana practice (physical yoga) designed to help you move joints safely and well while making space for a close observation of self. To help direct awareness, we will draw on the yogic concept of the koshas (an intuitive way of comprehending body, breath, mind, and consciousness) as well as that of the rasas (a system for comprehending the experience of perceiving emotion). Expect to move slowly through accessible (though sometimes surprising) motions, led by two experienced teachers who offer supportive imagery and directed metaphors to guide you through a curious, cathartic, ultimately grounding self-inquiry. This workshop’s slow pace and kind tone aim to engender a relaxed state of being -- a parasympathetically oriented nervous system -- and to leave you off feeling great. Physically, you’ll observe muscles and breath at work in slow motion; energetically, you’ll savor the different rasas to cast new light on your mental and emotional experience. By dropping more deeply into your practice, you may be able to locate new patterns of self discovery. It could be that the more slowly one moves, the more time and space can feed both a yoga practice and the deeper sorts of change encountered therein. Some experience with yoga is helpful, though the flows will not be overly taxing and variations are always available.

$55.00 - Per Person
$49.50 - 10% member discount: $49.50
$45.00 - Early registration if by 1/11: $45
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Heart & Soulflow Immersion with Corina Benner Accompanied on Sitar by Thomas Flanagan

Fri Feb 9 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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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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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 (Ritucharya) 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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Foundational Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Thu Mar 8 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Fri Mar 9 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sat Mar 10 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Rittenhouse
Sun Mar 11 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: South Philadelphia
Teacher(s): Corina Benner
This training will focus on the incredibly therapeutic benefits of yin yoga on the physical, energetic and mental/emotional bodies (the Annamaya, Pranamaya and Manomaya Koshas). We will investigate the foundational shapes of yin yoga, seeking to understand the method of this practice, and exploring appropriate ways of modifying poses to meet individual students’ needs. Included in the training are daily yin yoga practices, and opportunities to work in partners and small groups for practical experience applying the information. You will viscerally integrate the information so that, upon completion, you will feel confident teaching yin yoga and also fielding students’ questions with confidence and true clarity. Topics to be addressed: • Theory of Yin/Yang/Tao and how these concepts are embedded in the practice, and are vastly illuminating in a quest for balance • Tension and Compression, two of yoga’s primary stressors • Anatomy & Physiology: Bones, Muscles, Fascia and Organs • Anatomical Uniqueness and “Inside-Out Alignment” • Contraindications, and tailoring the practice to different populations. • Nadis/Meridians, Organs and Emotions, Patterns of Excess, Deficiency and Balance • A.A.F.F.R.: a formula for responding to emotional responses in yin yoga practice • Breathing practices to invite the fullness of experience • Safe, Sacred and Neutral: prerequisite for personal YINquiry Participants will receive a certificate of completion which can be applied as “Continuing Education Units” (CEU’s) for Registered Yoga Teachers.

$510.00 - Early registration if by 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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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.

$575.00 - Early registration tuition: $550 + $25 materials fee if by 2/22/2018
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Love Your Brain Teacher Training

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

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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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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.

$60.00 - Early registration if by 3/22
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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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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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$280.00 - 10% member discount (early reg): $270 + $10 materials
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Yoga Nidra & Savasana: Leading Yoga's Inner Practices

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

$375.00 - Early registration if by 4/4/2018: $350 + $25 materials
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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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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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Thai Yoga Massage Basics

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

$575.00 - Early registration tuition: $550 + $25 materials fee if by 8/5/2018
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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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