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January 2020 Newsletter

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Reiki Level 1 Training

Join Reiki Master Aurena Green on for an afternoon of exploring energy healing through Reiki. Reiki is a holistic healing practice that works with tapping into the human energy field in order to promote harmony in the body, mind, and spirit. It is used to aid in physical pain, emotional trauma, and other assorted imbalances.
This training will provide you with an understanding of the history and background of this healing art,and will provide you with the tools you need to lay the foundation of your own practice.
Reiki Level I training is open to all— you do not have to have a prior knowledge of energy work to attend. All you need is an open mind, a pen, and paper!
Class size limited to 12 people

Friday, January 3
Aurena Green

Free Intro to Meditation 

Join Tess Chiodo for a free introduction to the science of meditation. Learn the basic elements of a meditation practice to calm the mind and help you tap into inner peace.
No experience necessary. Chairs provided for those not wishing to sit on the floor.
This is a FREE event! 

Friday, January 3
Tess Chiodo 

The Gift of Groove – Free Event! 

The World Groove Dance workout is now at Joyful Yoga.

Joyful Groove

Groove is a delicious and unique way that makes dance easy, accessible and fun for everyone. If you love to dance or if think you can’t dance this workout is for you. We come together to unite, celebrate, play, and get healthy through dance. If you can move, you can groove! Join Us!!

This is a FREE event! 

Saturday, January 4
Joyce Sharp & Robyn Nord 

Handstand Workshop

Join Guido and Tess for two hours of handstand fun! Guido and Tess own and teach at their school Yoga Garage in Florence Italy. 
This is an all-levels class!
Cost: $30
Check out Tess, Guido and their studio on Instagram:

Sunday, January 5th 
Guido Baligioni & Tess Obermeier

Yoga for Motherhood 

Yoga for motherhood is a series designed specifically for women in all stages of motherhood with emphasis on gentle hip openers for the prenatal mama, pelvic floor and core for the postpartum mama, and restorative poses to increase energy levels for the experienced mama. No previous yoga experience necessary. Safe for all levels. Open to mothers with children of all ages.
Series price: $35

Saturdays: 5th, 12th, & 19th
Casey Sodano 

Primordial Sound Mantra (PSM) Meditation Training 

Practiced for thousands of years, meditation is a tool for rediscovering the body’s own inner intelligence. Primordial Sound Meditation is an adaptation of TM (Transcendental Meditation) using individually selected sounds of nature and called mantras to allow us to create the deep healing state of the restful awareness response in the body and mind. This practice has been validated by hundreds of scientific studies from the most brilliant minds today. This course will give you the knowledge necessary to establish a consistent meditation practice that will enhance and improve every aspect of your life. PSM is recommended for anyone who wishes to know deeper peace, improved healing, more creativity and enjoy greater freedom and mastery of life.
Training Sessions:
1-4pm consecutive days
Cost: $295* paid in full by first session. ($100 non refundable deposit due one week prior to first session.) Special pricing options available for children; students; military/veterans; and service workers.
***JANUARY 2020 SALE! $50 Off!

Tuesday, January 7th & Wednesday, January 8th 
Tess Chiodo 

Restorative Yoga and Crystal Bowl Event 

Join Linda for a workshop where we’ll explore restorative yoga poses while enjoying the sounds and vibrations of the crystal singing bowls. Restorative yoga and the crystal bowls are a beautiful combination! Restorative poses offer the potential for deep relaxation and deliberate stillness while the crystal bowls encourage physical and emotional healing and encourage connection of mind and body for a profound sense of inner peace and overall well being. You are guaranteed to cultivate a sense of spaciousness and levity!

Space is limited. Advanced registration highly recommended.
Cost: $30 

Saturday, January 11th
Linda Rowland

Intro to Yoga 

Join JoAnn for this free one hour introduction to yoga. Learn the purpose and benefits of a Yoga practice as well as the value of using the breath to reduce anxiety, re-energize and improve concentration.
This workshop will acquaint you with the classes offered at Joyful Yoga and help you find the perfect fit for you, your body and your breath. There will be some movement offered that may be done from either a chair or a floor mat. Let yoga meet you where you are!
If you are curious about yoga and not sure where or how to start, this workshop is for you! If you already have a practice but know someone who might benefit from yoga, bring them along.
This is a FREE event!

Wednesday, January 15th
Joann Ralph

POP UP Buti: Buti Glow 

Join Sidnie for Glow Light Buti Class! Arrive at 5:30 pm and apply your glow face & body paint. Class will be led from 6-7pm under black light. Unleash the wild woman within by getting grounded and creating heat with primal movement.
Not sure what Buti is? The word comes from the Marathi Indian culture and it means “a cure that has been hidden or kept secret.”
The Buti Yoga philosophy is that every person has the power to transform and heal their body from within.
Buti Yoga focuses on activating the spiral structure of the core to engage the deep abdominal muscles and stimulate the endocrine system.
Come experience this dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance and deep core engagement.
This is a challenging level 2 class with loud music and you will sweat and work hard. Bring a towel and water.
Cost: *Regular class pricing. $20 drop in rate/$10 with student ID

Friday, January 17th
Sidnie Sharp

Eye of the Storm – Practices for Anxiety 

Join Emily Cioffi, licensed psychotherapist and experienced registered yoga teacher (ERYT 500) for an educational and experiential workshop to help you understand your anxiety and manage it powerfully and effectively.
You will leave this workshop with practical tools that you can implement immediately as well as an informational/workbook handout.
Anxiety is natural and normal – we need it! However, if your anxiety is impairing your ability to function in your life or limiting your happiness and success, it doesn’t have to be that way.
In this 3 hour workshop we will cover the following:
❖Why we have anxiety
❖Exploration of evidence based psychological practices designed to help you make contact with anxious feelings without increasing anxiety
❖Learning how to meet anxiety where it is with appropriate intervention – High, mid, and low level arousal and practical application of these interventions
❖Maintenance and preventative practices


This will be a balanced experience of lecture and movement so please wear yoga appropriate clothing and bring your mat if you would like (we have loaners.)

***No previous yoga experience necessary.

Although we will be covering a lot, there is no need to feel anxious about this 3 hour commitment. We will move at a relaxed pace with plenty of space provided for breaks and questions and even snacks! Bring your own if you like and some will be provided as well.

Cost: $50 Pre reg $60 Day of workshop

There are many faces of anxiety. Here are some common signs that anxiety may be impairing your ability to live your fullest most self-actualized life:
Excessive worrying
Feeling agitated
Difficulty concentrating
Tense muscles
Trouble falling or staying asleep
Panic attacks
Avoiding social situations
Irrational fears
Some other signs and symptoms may be:
Heart palpitations
Rapid breathing, hyperventilating
Racing heart
Increased sweating
Fear of impending doom
Blurred vision and plugged ears
Obsessive thoughts
Controlling behaviors
Rambling speech
Memory problems and confusion
Hair-pulling, skin picking, Nail-biting, Leg bouncing

Saturday, January 18th 
Emily Cioffi 

POP UP Yoga: Free Ya’self Free Flow

Join Julia for a hip hip celebration of the divine feminine and intuitive movement!

FreeFlow is an upbeat Vinyasa Flow style class meant to help you lose inhibitions and step into your power! We start with a warm-up series together, are lead through 1-2 Surya Namaskar A’s together, then the first free flow is yours: lights down, music up! Flow through your Sun A’s or add in any other warm-up postures you need to support your practice. After we’re warm, we will move through a series of postures, “ladder-style” build-up, until we go through the entire sequence about 2-3 times together. After that, the flow is yours. Lights go down, music up, either choose to continue to flow through the sequence, add-on, take-out, make the practice your own form of self-expression. We then take some yin-style poses together in order to cool, and a deep, blissful Savasana ends the class.
Cost:  *Regular class pricing. $20 drop in rate/$10 with student ID

Friday, January 24th
Julia Szilagyi 

Steadiness and Ease: Downward Facing Dog 

Focusing on a single pose, this workshop is designed to build confidence, steadiness and ease in Downward Facing Dog. Taking this cornerstone of yoga asana (asana=posture), we’ll deconstruct down dog, identify areas of resistance and find ways to prepare specific body parts through movement, postures and/or use of props. Each student will receive individual instruction and assistance to find and refine the best Down Dog for their body while gaining a fuller understanding of alignment to support the pose. Whether you are unaccustomed to supporting body weight with the arms, in healing mode, looking for modifications or simply want to find comfort and endurance in Downward Facing Dog, this workshop is custom made for you! Because Marti will be offering one on one instruction during this workshop, the program length is flexible to allow all material to be covered. Students should plan on a minimum of 45 minutes to a maximum of 75 minutes depending on attendance. There will be plenty of rest and recovery time so new practitioners can register with confidence. If you’d like before and after photos, bring your smart phone to record your progress.
Cost: $20.00 advance/ $25.00 day of event Appropriate for beginners!

Thursday, January 23rd
Marti Dowman 

Mother’s Circle 

The Nurtured Mother and Joyful Yoga invite all moms, whether pre-conception, pregnant, or postpartum, to meet the local Doulas and connect with other moms in the community at our free monthly circle gathering.

You are invited to participate in our complimentary intro to Prenatal and Postpartum yoga sessions either before or after our circle gathering.

This is a FREE event!

Sunday, January 26th
Casey Sodano