Workshops & Specialty Classes

Vicki Centering

Enrich Your Practice with Workshops    

Registering in advance is recommended for workshops.

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Little Yogis:  Seasonal Workshops 

(Ages 2 ½ – 5 with a parent or caregiver)
Sunday, 2:00-3:00 PM
December 16
$18 for a caregiver and kiddo duo

Designed for children ages 2 ½ – 5 years old and their caregiver, this workshops will explore the theme of “giving” through yoga poses, breath work, and meditation.

Using stories, props, songs, and games; each class will aim to build strength, balance, and flexibility in their growing bodies; and foster creativity, self-confidence, and compassion in their hearts and minds.

Each caregiver will take home a handout, featuring the yoga poses taught that day, as we discuss how to build a yoga “home practice” for kids and the grown-ups who love them.

No prior yoga experience is necessary. Siblings are welcome to attend, space permitting.

Yoga Nidra with Jen Mayotte, RYT-200  

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.

Candlelight Restorative Yoga and Massage with Aromatherapy  

Friday, December 7th from 6:30-8:00 pm;  $35.00.  Space will be limited to 14 students

End your workweek and take a break from holiday planning with an evening of relaxation and self-care. This workshop will consist of several restorative yoga poses designed to release tension from mind and body. Vicki Bannister, RYT-200 will lead a 90-minute restorative practice. During the class, licensed Massage Therapist & RYT-500, Courtney Lewis will offer massage with essential oils.

Embodying Intention: Making New Years Resolutions Actionable with Julia Romano, certified Yoga Therapist

Sunday, December 23rd from 12-2:00, $30

In this 2 hour workshop, we explore the ways our physical practice of yoga asana can become an opportunity to practice the qualities of self we seek. Some prior yoga experience suggested, though all levels are welcome.

Women’s Circle with Julia Romano 

Saturday, December 22nd from 6:00-7:30 pm; Free

Join Julia Romano, Certified Yoga Therapist and Rolling Brook teacher, for the first gathering of women in honor of connecting with our Highest Self. We will meditate, and spend time in conversation around cups of tea.   No advanced registration necessary.

Announcing our RBY Spring Retreat to Deep Creek Lake!

Friday, May 10th to Sunday, May 12th, 2019       

Reserve a private cabin or share a cabin with your favorite yogi or two.  Each cabin has a bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, kitchen, coffee press, electricity and heating.

Enjoy several yoga classes each day, a guided hike, professionally prepared meals, cozy lodging, ample down-time, and the serenity of this wooded, eco-friendly, hill-top sanctuary.

New this year!  We’ll host Paul Roberts, owner and winemaker at Deep Creek Cellars.  We’re lucky to have the winemaker lead a discussion on winemaking and wine tasting.  His wines will be paired with cheese from local creamery, Fire Fly Farms.

Additional details here