Workshops & Specialty Classes

Vicki Centering

Enrich Your Practice with Workshops    

Registering in advance is recommended for workshops.

Click on a workshop date to register.

 

Yoga Off the Mat:  Living Your Yoga in the Real World- New Dates! 

A Yoga Philosophy Mini-Session with Cara McNamara

Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, August 15 & September 26th, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Yoga is a beautiful physical practice; it is also a deeply spiritual practice with teachings that promote whole health and wellbeing. In this mini session you can expect to learn about:

  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga, including Yamas, Niyamas, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi;
  • The Chakras, or subtle energy “wheels” in your body.
  • Your energetic bodies known as the Koshas.
  • The Kleshas or “obstacles” to connecting to your True Nature and the Gunas or qualities or modes of nature.
  • Two ancient yogic texts, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali & the Bhagavad Gita and their significance in yoga.
  • Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, also known as the Science of Life.
  • We will also explore some yoga poses and how they got their fun Sanskrit names.

Four – 75 minute sessions will include a brief meditation and discussion. PowerPoint presentation and handouts will be provided.

$80 for the session/$22 to drop-in.

 

Yoga Get Down!  With the Beatles and Jen M.

Friday, August 17th from 6:30-7:30 pm

Bob Marley’s music will surely inspire us all during this fun, sweaty, and flowy celebration of sangha (community)! Friday, August 17th from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Come prepared to open the mind, body and heart by drawing upon the wisdom of Bob Marley, the warmth of the summer sun, the support of good friends (old and new) and your practice in order to consider, and perhaps share, the ways you want to live your yoga off the mat!

This class is included in your monthly membership, 10 class pass or class enrollment, but space is limited. Please sign up in advance.  Space available, drop-in for $18.

 

Rolling Brook Yoga with Goats at Hysteria Brewing – Last Date!  

Sunday, August 19th; 3:00-4:15 pm

Your ticket includes a yoga class lead by one of Rolling Brook Yoga‘s talented instructors, two delicious Hysteria Brewing Company craft beers, and the most gregarious and social little goats you’ve ever met!  Look for more dates in the Spring after the babies are born!

 

 

 

Summertime Yin Yoga with Shayna

Sunday, August 19th from 4:00-5:30 pm; $35 in advance, $40 at the event

Retreat to the sounds of ocean waves as you cool the body, free the mind, and pamper your spirit for the ultimate “staycation.”  Unlike Yang yoga, which focuses on movement, heat and effort, Yin yoga invites stillness, cooling and surrendering.  Yin yoga is the practice of holding postures for an extended period of time to open the fascia (connective tissue) and unblock energy channels in the body.

 

Yoga Nidra with Jen Mayotte

Friday, September 7th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. $25.00  Space will be limited to 8 students.

Are you someone seeking a true sense of relief from the everyday tensions, anxieties and stresses of life? Who isn’t? Are you interested in the effects of meditation but just can’t seem to find a way to practice that serves you, physically or emotionally?

Have you ever heard of Yoga Nidra? It’s an incredible, approachable, yummy, nourishing, ancient yogic practice that all of us can and should access on our journey of yoga.

In this workshop, we will spend half of our time flowing through a gentle asana (poses) and pranayama (breath) practice. This will prepare the body for the wonder of Yoga Nidra. For the second half of class, we will cradle ourselves with props and blankets, setting up a super-comfy restorative shape so the body and mind can fully release. From there, we will be guided into the Yoga Nidra practice… a “yogic sleep”. Practitioners say that Yoga Nidra often brings immediate benefits, such as dramatically reduced stress, deeper sleep, emotional release, and powerful self-connection. It can, and will, engender a profound sense of joy and well-being.