Workshops & Specialty Classes

Vicki Centering

Enrich Your Practice with Workshops    

Registering in advance is recommended for workshops.

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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 in the Park!   

Sunday, September 14th from 12:00-1:30.

Bask in the sounds and sights of nature as we move through a slow flowing practice appropriate for all levels of experience.  This class will include a short-guided hike around the historic grounds of the Banneker Museum. Local historian and Rolling Brook’s own, Cherrie Evans, will lead the hike. Open to adults and youth, 13+. $10 includes the hike, tour, and 60 minutes of yoga.

 

Got Adventure?

Sunday, September 30th 3:30-6:30 p.m.  $44.52/person.  Family welcome!

Join us on a field trip to the Sandy Spring Adventure Park in nearby Sandy Spring, MD. The Adventure Park is essentially an obstacle course in the trees and includes zip lines, climbing and combinations of the challenge bridges & ropes. The park has 13 trails, which are color-coded, with purple — the easiest — being a 12- to 20-foot-high course, and double black diamond — the most difficult — being 65 feet in the air. It is the largest aerial climbing course in the US. This experience is the ultimate way to put your yoga skills of focus, concentration, breath work and presence of mind to work!

 

Yoga Nidra with Jen Mayotte  

Friday, November 30th 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.