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 Nidra with Jen Mayotte, RYT-200

Friday, June 29th from 6:15-7:30 pm

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.

Space will be limited!    $25.00  

 

Yoga with Goats at Hysteria Brewing with Jen Mayotte, RYT-200  

Sunday, June 24th from 3:00-4:15; $40.00

People have enjoyed this event so much that we’ve decided to offer it again.  Join us on Sunday, June 24th from 3:00-4:15 pm for our next RB Yoga with Goats.  Your ticket includes a yoga class lead by one of Rolling Brook Yoga‘s super-talented instructors, two delicious Hysteria Brewing Company craft beers, and the most gregarious little goats you’ve ever met!

 

Yoga and Sound Meditation with Stacee Johnson

Sunday, July 29th from 3:00-4:30 pm; $35.00

Back by popular demand, Stacee Johnson is bringing her Sound Meditation back to Rolling Brook!  This dual experience brings yoga and sound together to create a serene environment where you can explore a deep state of relaxation to feel balance & peace. We’ll start with a gentle yoga flow using a series of slow, graceful movements to help busy minds quiet and muscle tension release.

Then, settle into stillness and prepare to experience a heightened state of relaxation through Sound Meditation. Feel yourself slip into a peaceful, meditative state as the calming sound waves of crystal & Himalayan singing bowls, bells, chimes, and vocal tones surround you.

Stacee Johnson has been practicing yoga since 1999 and has completed both her 500-hour certification and prenatal yoga training. Stacee originally started her yoga practice as a way to relieve her migraine symptoms and to reduce stress but quickly became intrigued by the many benefits of yoga. She maintains that yoga brings a sense of serenity to her life and she’s passionate about helping her students find that within themselves. She invites students to combine breath and movement to invoke a powerful and transformative yoga practice. By incorporating Sound Meditation, with the use of quartz crystal singing bowl, Himalayan singing bowls, chimes and bells, Stacee provides a deeply relaxing experience that helps everyone STACENTERED.  Stacee currently teaches within the Baltimore- Washington area.