40 Day New Year Revolution Challenge
Jan
7
to Feb 15

40 Day New Year Revolution Challenge

This year let’s ditch the resolutions....  Instead, let’s evolve by creating our own personal “Revolution for the New Year”.  Let’s set a focus that will continue for as long as we need it.  A 40-day challenge to transform an old, bad habit into a positive intention that becomes our new nature. Research says it can take as little as 21 days to make or break a habit. Habits are meant to be difficult to change because they have slipped into our daily lives without any thought--sometimes through boredom or stress. Think about what you do every day.  What is one thing you would like to focus on, so that your future self will be thankful that you did? Yoga teaches us that a better tomorrow is reflected by a better today. 

 

From January 7 to February 15 we will be offering a 40-day Yoga Revolution for the New Year. Set a focus for the New Year, then come and practice with us to help realize your positive intention. Learn more by taking our workshops this month to create a deeper connection with your intention. 

 

By practicing at Dragonfly at least 30 times during our 40 Day Challenge, you’ll be entered to win multiple prize packages (each 60, 75 or 90 min class counts as one visit; workshops count as multiple visits—ex: 3-hour workshop counts as three visits).

Prizes include a 3-month Dragonfly membership, Dragonfly 5-class pack, Dragonfly tank, Sugar Blend Rub, Love Bottle, Virginia Hill water bottle, a Grove salt lamp, and gift cards to Skin Touch Therapy, Peacaloo, City Vino and more. Plus, everyone who completes the challenge will earn a certificate for an extra-long savasana adjustment.

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Winter Respite Downtown Retreat with Jess Kahn and Carly McHale
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Respite Downtown Retreat with Jess Kahn and Carly McHale

As we transition into 2019, taking a day to slow down, reflect, and reset is possibly the best gift we can offer ourselves and those around us.  Our yoga practice is a way for us to both rejuvenate and energize, physically and mentally. In this one day retreat we will step back from the busyness and get reacquainted with the calm steadiness that we cultivate through breath, movement and stillness. We are offering our first one day Downtown Retreat on Saturday, January 26th 1-6pm


Starting with a 2 hour practice we will build heat through pranayama and a slow strong vinyasa practice - easing tension and boosting energy. Transitioning into reflection, and closing with a guided meditation and a sweet savasana. A half hour break gives us time to nourish our bodies with a fresh delicious juice and tasty and healthy home-made treats. The late afternoon session will be for slowing down with a gentle vinyasa flow to land and settle, and finish with some grounding yin poses to invite in stillness and calm. Suitable for all levels.

**This retreat counts as FIVE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!


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FREE All Levels Community Class with Michael Noyes
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

FREE All Levels Community Class with Michael Noyes

Michael Noyes as been practicing yoga for 10 years and recently completed his 200-Hour Certified Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at the Yogaville Ashram in November 2018. For equally as long, Michael has enjoyed the mindfulness practices of good nutrition, meditation, contact improvisation, Argentine tango (yes, tango's a mindfulness dance when done well!), and playing the Native American flute. 

His passion is guiding you in safe and satisfying body awareness and movement, using the power of your ATTENTION to observe what now is and your INTENTION to make what is not yet a reality. As a professional artist (and a 60 year-old grandfather), he knows the power of a creative spirit. 

Join Michael for a community class focused on creating “steadiness and ease in your poses” (Sutra 2:46), and fulfilling the promise that yoga is an excellent practice for your body, mind and heart.

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Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class
Feb
3
9:30 AM09:30

Hops and Hatha at Strangeways Brewery FREE Community Class

Our collaboration with Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) continues where we offer a FREE all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. February’s class goes on Sunday 3 February and will be led by Kelsey Russell.

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Going Deeper with Susan Barber
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Going Deeper with Susan Barber

Have you been attending yoga classes regularly and are ready for a bit more? This workshop is for you! We will have an in depth discussion introducing the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with an emphasis on Pada 2 and the 8 limbs of yoga 

In the practice portion of our afternoon we will introduce basic bandhas, uyaji breath and drishti (gaze) to bring more depth and mindfulness to our asana practice.  You can expect a well rounded, strong, steady and mindful class leading to a supported savasana that will be enhanced by props and a clear mind.


**This workshop counts as THREE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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Graceful Strength
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Graceful Strength

A strong practice is a graceful practice - flowing from one pose to the next with balance, control, and ease.  Join Melissa as she teaches how adding strength based movements can build a strong graceful yoga practice.

Wondering if you're ready for this class? We recommend a minimum baseline of 3 months’ yoga practice for this class.

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Intro to Yoga with Susan Barber
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Yoga with Susan Barber

For new students or those returning to their practice, an opportunity to learn or reinforce the foundational elements of yoga with lots of hands-on guidance. This workshop will focus on the “basics” including key poses, breathwork and an introduction to the eight limbs of yoga. It’s designed to help students develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice for future growth.

Meet Susan Barber: Susan Barber ERYT began her yoga journey 23 years ago when she fell in love with classical Ashtanga yoga studying with her first and primary teacher Beryl Bender Birch. She spent 5 years training to become a teacher of yoga, traveling to India to immerse herself in the culture of the ancient tradition and spending time at Swami Satchidananda’s Ashram. Susan taught internationally for 18 years in Singapore, Bahrain and Europe, including several years in Germany working with Wounded Warriors and those healing from trauma. After spending 3 years teaching full time in the NYC area, Susan has returned to her home state of Virginia where she will continue to offer group classes, private sessions and workshops. As a Certified Massage Therapist, Susan understands the body and how it works and brings this knowledge into her teaching. Her classes are traditional and alignment based while encouraging students to adapt the practice to their own bodies and unique needs — strong, steady and mindful!

**This workshop counts as THREE visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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Fueling Intention with Action Workshop: How to Move Mindfully in the Direction of Your Heart
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Fueling Intention with Action Workshop: How to Move Mindfully in the Direction of Your Heart

The new year is a powerful opportunity to open to possibility. Fueling intention with action is an interactive workshop that helps participants understand the benefit of setting intention as opposed to resolutions in the new year and guides participants in understanding how to fuel their intentions for change, discovery, development, with tools to gain insight into their “unique stuckness”. The workshop concludes with a 20-30 minute guided meditation to integrate learning. Make this the year of belonging more deeply to yourself and come join us.

ALISON SULLIVAN, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or LCSW with over 15 years’ experience in the field. She has additional certifications in hypnosis and integrative mental health. As the founder of Alison Sullivan and Associates, an integrative mental health practice in Fredericksburg, she understands and values the deeply unique, personal journeys that people are on in this life and seeks to join them by assisting them in rediscovering a sense of empowerment and enrichment in their personal and professional lives. Alison Sullivan and Associates offers individual and group therapy, massage, yoga workshops, mindfulness and meditation workshops as well as nutrition and mood-based workshops. Alison is regularly featured on Sunday Mornings with Dee Daniels on B101.5 and also has an integrative mental health podcast, Integration Nation that can be found on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

**This workshop counts as TWO visits toward the 40-Day Revolution Challenge!

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Free Community Class at Strangeways Brewery
Jan
6
9:30 AM09:30

Free Community Class at Strangeways Brewery

Starting in December, Dragonfly is collaborating with Strangeways Brewery (350 Landsdowne Road in Fredericksburg) to offer a free all-levels yoga class on the first Sunday of every month from 9:30-10:30 AM. After class, you'll have early and VIP access to your choice of beers a full 30 minutes before the brewery opens to the public. January’s class goes on Sunday the 6th and will be led by Carly McHale.

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First Friday Yoga: Primal Flow
Jan
4
7:15 PM19:15

First Friday Yoga: Primal Flow

First Friday Funky Flow with Kelsey January 4 (7:15-8:15 PM). January's theme is "Primal Flow" where we’ll move and flow to a multi-cultural mix of primitive musical forms including tribal drums, Native American instrumentals and more—in honor of the primal human nature we all share. It’ll be a fun and liberating flow and is appropriate for all levels. After class we’ll enjoy refreshments, including kombucha (worth coming just to try it), and community together! 

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New Year Intention Classes - Finding Your Drishti
Jan
1
9:30 AM09:30

New Year Intention Classes - Finding Your Drishti

A New Year's day - A day of intention… Let's give ourselves a day to soften our edges by beginning the new year with more ease.  Ditch the resolutions.  We are not a problem to solve.  We simply need to learn how to look into our lives more clearly and with more focus.  We need to find our Drishti - aka- gazing point.  Let's learn how to focus with sustained intention.  Look without force and watch things unfold with time and backed with a spark of self love and action.  

Join Alana Weathersbee at 9:30am in the Hot Studio or Susan Barber at 11:00am in the Main Studio for this special New Years Day class.

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Christmas Eve Donation Classes
Dec
24
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Eve Donation Classes

From 9:00 - 10:15 on Christmas Eve, join Jess Kahn for All Levels Yoga in the Main Studio or Anne Kemp for Hot Yoga in the Hot Studio where, just like during Thanksgiving, we'll focus on gratitude and joy together. Both classes are donation based and all proceeds will go support Empowerhouse. All other Christmas Eve and Christmas Day classes are cancelled. 

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FREE Restorative Community Class Featuring Singe Simering
Dec
16
4:15 PM16:15

FREE Restorative Community Class Featuring Singe Simering

Signe has been a dedicated yogi for over 2 years and recently completed her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training program with Jess Kahn Yoga in August of 2018. In addition to her continued dedication as a student of yoga, Signe is currently working to complete her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She hopes to leverage her love of mental health and spiritual wellness to assist others in finding the same therapeutic nourishment that she herself has experienced through the healing powers of yoga.

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FREE Winter Wellness Essential Oils Workshop
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Winter Wellness Essential Oils Workshop

Learn how essential oils can be used as an effective natural approach to your and your family’s healthcare needs in a safe, natural way. Appropriately integrated, these pure, potent essential oils strengthen overall health and immunity, providing side benefits as opposed to side effects, and supporting in the prevention of illness and disease (dis-ease). The workshop will focus on 10 key essential oils to use in your home and with your family and how they can support health. Some of the health areas we will discuss include sleep, digestion, pain, immunity, headaches, stress and anxiety.

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First Friday Funky Flow
Dec
7
7:15 PM19:15

First Friday Funky Flow

It's Anne's turn to lead this month's First Friday Funky Flow (7 December 7:15-8:15 PM) and proving just how much of an Anglofile she really is, December's theme is "A British Invasion." As always, First Friday Funky Flow is a laid back session where the music and the fun are intentionally dialed up a couple of notches. But of course, this month's session promises to be extra cheeky and bloody good fun. God save the Queen!

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FREE Community Yoga Class Featuring Kelsey Williams
Dec
2
4:15 PM16:15

FREE Community Yoga Class Featuring Kelsey Williams

Kelsey Williams earned her RYT-200 hour training in 2016 as a student in Jess Kahn’s yoga teacher training. She’s always found movement to be a source of meditation. Before earning her 200 hours, she taught athletic and mindfulness classes at James Madison University’s Recreational Center. This is where her passion for yoga grew. Helping students find a balance between strength and flexibility both mentally and physically was a source of excitement for Kelsey. When Kelsey isn’t doing yoga, you can find her running, cycling, or teaching her third graders. 

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The Sound of Silence: Silent & Yin Yoga Fusion + Healing Sound Bath
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

The Sound of Silence: Silent & Yin Yoga Fusion + Healing Sound Bath

Immerse your senses in a 90-minute session of silent vinyassa yoga and Yin Yoga fusion (co-led by Alana Weathersbee and Carly McHale) designed to heighten awareness between the body and mind. After a 20-minute break for snacks, community and comfort breaks, continue with a 60-minute healing sound bath performed by renowned singing bowl artist, Mark Torgeson.

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Thanksgiving Donation Classes
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Donation Classes

From 9:00 - 10:15 on Thanksgiving Day, join Jess Kahn for All Levels Yoga in the Main Studio or Alana Weathersbee for Hot Yoga in the Hot Studio where we'll focus on gratitude and joy together. Both classes are donation based and all proceeds will go to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. All other Thanksgiving Day classes are cancelled. 

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Level 2 Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop by Melissa Okrasinski
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Level 2 Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop by Melissa Okrasinski

Building on the Intro and Level II workshops, Level III will guide you into effortlessly floating in and out of advanced arm and hand balance postures.

Release your fear as Melissa Okrasinski, RYT200 and inversions guru, breaks down challenging arm and hand balance poses into simple building blocks. By weaving these small movements into your daily practice, you will build strength that makes complicated transitions feel effortless.

*Prerequisite for Level III is Intro to Arm and Hand Balancing, Level II, or approval from Melissa Okrasinski. Please ask if you have any questions about enrollment.  

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Samyama Workshop: The Perfect Discipline Cultivating Stilless in Action by Jess Kahn
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Samyama Workshop: The Perfect Discipline Cultivating Stilless in Action by Jess Kahn

“By Samyama on the present moment, one can discriminate true knowledge from the false.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutras 3.53

Samyama is a Sanskrit term which describes the uppermost three limbs of yoga as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It is the simultaneous practice and experience of:

  • Dharana - complete focus or concentration
  • Dhyana - meditation or contemplation
  • Samadhi - divine union

These three processes are more internal than the other limbs of yoga and, as such, are considered to be more associated with the mind. While the other limbs work to purify the body, prana and the senses, dharana, dhyana and samadhi purify the mind.

 In this workshop, we will explore each of the limbs separately, and simultaneously. We will understand how the first 5 limbs of Yoga lead us here, to the perfect discipline. 

Appropriate for all levels of practice.  The workshop will include discussion, meditation and a yoga practice. Light refreshments and community to follow. 

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Cultivating Compassion, Kindness Joy & Equanimity Workshop : Understanding the Brahma Viharas by Jess Kahn
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Cultivating Compassion, Kindness Joy & Equanimity Workshop : Understanding the Brahma Viharas by Jess Kahn

“Infusing the mind with friendliness, compassion, cheerfulness, and uninvolved observation in relation to those living a happy, miserable, virtuous, and non-virtuous life respectively, results in reclaiming a pristine state of mind.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutras 1.33

Many of us as practitioners of Yoga have a deep wish to act in the best interest of others and help reduce suffering in the world.  The first step in this processing is understanding that our own Karma is a reflection of how our actions align with our values.  

All of us could use more kindness, understanding, presence and love.  Yet, we can only offer each other that which you are able to access in your inner being.  Join us for a special workshop to explore the “Four Qualities of the Heart."

The Brahma Viharas outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are Simple Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. The Brahma Viharas are the most beautiful aspects of our existence.  In this workshop will use discussion of Wisdom Teachings, Metta Mediation and Asana to further our understanding and depth of experience in the best that life has to offer.  

Appropriate for all levels of practice.  The workshop will include discussion, meditation and a yoga practice. Light refreshments and community to follow. 

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Yoga for Healthy Aging: Open the Feet and Improve Balance, Flexibility and Agility
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga for Healthy Aging: Open the Feet and Improve Balance, Flexibility and Agility

Regardless of your age, it’s never too early to start preparing for healthy aging! Yoga can provide a solid foundation as you age by cultivating four essential skills: strength, flexibility, balance and agility.

For most, the aging body starts to lose noticeable muscle mass around age 50, but in some circumstances this can occur as early as in our 30s. In addition, as we age, we can develop stiffness and tightness in our muscles, joints and connective tissue partially due to a cumulative loss of moisture. Good balance is also essential in lowering the risk of falls as we age. More so, strength training through yoga can help prevent the devastation of thinning of the bones, or osteoporosis.

 This workshop begins with playing with our feet. We will focus on combining a strong mind, body and spirit with physical, mental and emotional flexibility to promote healthy aging. As we move our joints through a full range of motion, we keep them healthier by facilitating transfer of nutrients into cartilage, disc and joint spaces. This workshop will also address the ability to functionally balance while moving in space with ease and agility. Overall, by simultaneously developing strength, flexibility, balance and agility, you will leave this workshop one step closer to healthy aging. 

Meet Patti Zolnick: Patti is an E-500hr RYT and a C-IAYT (certified International Association of Toga Therapists). She is also a certified Prajna Yoga teacher with Tias and Surya Little and a certified Body Balance Yoga therapy teacher with jenny Otto. She also holds a certification with Dr. Lorin Fishman to teach yoga for osteoporosis.

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Strength and Mobility for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Strength and Mobility for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders

Do you have upper back, shoulder or neck pain? Do you spend your day working on a computer? Or hunched over using your phone? Or sitting at a desk leaning over? Do you carry your stress in your shoulders or neck? Do you have kyphosis? These can lead to a forward head posture where the head protrudes too far forward of the shoulders and the upper back rounds to compensate. This position can ultimately lead to inflexibility and tightness in your neck, upper back and chest, pain in those areas and poor shoulder joint mobility. 

This workshop will focus on the upper back - otherwise known as the second core - because of the importance it plays in your overall posture and balance. We will move through undulating asanas that highlight both strength and mobility in the back, neck and shoulders. Together, they will focus on improving your posture and giving you tools for both your yoga practice and your every day life. Proper posture will allow full, deep breaths to center and ground you. It will also improve your balance and bone health. After working your way through upper back, neck and shoulder undulations, you will leave feeling more open and flexible throughout your second core. 

Meet Patti Zolnick: Patti is an E-500hr RYT and a C-IAYT (certified International Association of Yoga Therapists). She is also a certified Prajna Yoga teacher with Tias and Surya Little and a certified Body Balance Yoga therapy teacher with jenny Otto. She also holds a certification with Dr. Lorin Fishman to teach yoga for osteoporosis.

 

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Level 1 Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop by Melissa Okrasinski
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Level 1 Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop by Melissa Okrasinski

Bring your feet off the ground and possibly UPSIDE DOWN!

The arm balance and inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial, yet intimidating of the asanas. Release your fear as Melissa Okrasinski, RYT200 and inversions guru, breaks down challenging arm and hand balance poses into simple building blocks. By weaving these small movements into your daily practice, you will build strength that makes complicated transitions feel effortless.

Level II will take the strong foundation you already have or worked on in the Intro workshop to the next level with additional arm and hand balancing variations.

*Prerequisite for Level II is Intro to Arm and Hand Balancing or approval from Melissa Okrasinski.  Please ask if questions about enrollment.

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Strength & Stillness Workshop:  Finding the Middle Between Effort and Ease by Jess Kahn
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Strength & Stillness Workshop: Finding the Middle Between Effort and Ease by Jess Kahn

"Sthira Sukham Asanam" Yoga postures should be steady and pleasant. 

Patanjali Yoga Sutras 2.46

On and off the mat, finding appropriate balance can be a challenge.  How much effort?  How much ease?  When we can achieve balance of these qualities in our Asana practice, our bodies find the middle and there we feel grounded, centered and light.  It is in this place that we can tap into our strength and inner power.  

Effort and ease do not just apply to our Yoga practice, they apply to our lives and the work we do off the mat.  When the mind is focused and collected on balancing effort and ease, the possibility of awakening expands.  

In this workshop, we will explore how to find the middle and cultivate the felt experience of balancing effort and ease.  

Appropriate for all levels of practice.  The workshop will include discussion, meditation and a yoga practice. Light refreshments and community to follow. 

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Yoga Alignment Workshop by Susan Barber
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga Alignment Workshop by Susan Barber

Proper Alignment in Vinyasa yoga creates more Ease in your practice and a better connection to your body and understanding of the way it works! Join us for a little structural discussion and flow class whether you are trying to “get” the basic poses or take your practice to the next level! ($35 advance reg/$40 door if space avail.)

About Susan:  Susan Barber ERYT began her yoga journey 23 years ago when she fell in love with classical Ashtanga yoga studying with her first and primary teacher Beryl Bender Birch. She spent 5 years training to become a teacher of yoga, traveling to India to immerse herself in the culture of the ancient tradition and spending time at Swami Satchidananda’s Ashram. Susan taught internationally for 18 years in Singapore, Bahrain and Europe, including several years in Germany working with Wounded Warriors and those healing from trauma. After spending 3 years teaching full time in the NYC area, Susan has returned to her home state of Virginia where she will continue to offer group classes, private sessions and workshops. As a Certified Massage Therapist, Susan understands the body and how it works and brings this knowledge into her teaching. Her classes are traditional and alignment based while encouraging students to adapt the practice to their own bodies and unique needs — strong, steady and mindful!

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Building Strength for Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop (Intro) by Melissa Okrasinski
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Building Strength for Arm Balances and Inversions Workshop (Intro) by Melissa Okrasinski

The arm balance and inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial, yet intimidating of the asanas. Release your fear as Melissa Okrasinski, RYT200 and inversions guru, breaks down challenging arm and hand balance poses into simple building blocks. By weaving these small movements into your daily practice, you will build strength that makes complicated transitions feel effortless. 


No inversion experience is necessary... ALL are welcome!

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Fundamentals of Yoga: A Four Part Series
Jul
24
to Jul 26

Fundamentals of Yoga: A Four Part Series

Back for a second session! This series is ideal for those new to yoga or anyone looking to advance to intermediate levels with confidence. 

This four part series will focus on the main basic yoga poses with lots of hands-on guidance in a small group setting. Designed to help develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice for future growth.

Select either Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 AM starting July 24th taught by Michelle Etcho or Thursdays 7:00-8:00 PM starting July 26th taught by Anne Kemp

Cost is $45 per person for four classes.

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