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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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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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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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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Raffle to Rally for Sam
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Raffle to Rally for Sam

One of our own, Apryl Simmons—a devoted Dragonfly yogi since 2014—is navigating a family hardship no one should ever have to face. Apryl’s 13yr old son, Sam, is battling a rare disorder called Acute Cerebellar Ataxia that has affected his vision, balance and ability to walk. Sam’s illness has forced him out of school so he can focus on PT four to five days a week along with regular trips to DC for specialist care. As a result, Apryl has had to quit her job to stay home with Sam. Sam’s dad is a Federal Police officer and has taken a significant amount of family leave to help out.  Even with insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of Sam’s care and the family’s loss of income has taken a significant financial toll.

What is Acute Cerebellar Ataxia? Acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) is a rare disorder that occurs when the cerebellum becomes inflamed or damaged. The cerebellum is the area of the brain responsible for controlling gait and muscle coordination. The term ataxia refers to a lack of fine control of voluntary movements. Acute means the ataxia comes on quickly, on the order of minutes to a day or two. ACA is also known as cerebellitis. 

Children with ACA often have a loss of coordination and may have difficulty performing daily tasks. The condition most commonly affects children, particularly those between ages 2 and 7. The headaches can be painful as the cerebellum is infected causing massive migraines.

During July, Dragonfly Yoga Studio will be asking its yogis and the community to help raise funds for the Simmons family by purchasing $5 raffle tickets good for a gift basket worth over $400. The winning raffle will be drawn at the end of the month and 100% of the raffle proceeds will be given to the Simmons family.

The basket includes: Dragonfly 10 class yoga pass, 60-minute private yoga session w/ Michelle Echo, 60-minute private yoga session w/ Becca Childress, Skin + Touch Therapy Spa $50.00 gift card, Red Dragon Brewery $25.00 gift card, Elizabeth Freeman handmade pottery (noodle bowl and mug), bottle of wine from City Vino, and a Love water bottle.

Whether you choose to purchase one raffle ticket, 10 raffle tickets, or just spread the news via social media or word of mouth, every little bit helps, and it’s how the community comes together for one of our own.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online, with the MINDBODY app or in the studio.

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Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils (A Free Seminar)
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils (A Free Seminar)

Chakra balancing is a great way to improve your health and well being.  The use of yoga, essential oils and affirmations is one way to achieve this balance. In this workshop we will use certified pure therapeutic grade doTERRA essential oils to give your body a boost and help blocked or unbalanced chakras heal.  This workshop is an exploration of the self through the chakras and open to all (no yoga experience required).

Create harmony and balance in your body by using essential oils to balance your seven major chakras.

Learn the basic principles of each energy center and the corresponding oils that promote balance.

Sample and use corresponding oils for each of the seven major chakras.

Create a roll-on blend using essential oils infused with crystals.

Each participant will be entered into a drawing for a free doTERRA Yoga Collection

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How to Heal After Baby (A Free Seminar)
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

How to Heal After Baby (A Free Seminar)

Join Certified Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Kiersten Kennedy for a free seminar focusing on postpartum topics such as back pain, urinary incontinence, prolaspe, pelvic floor dysfunction, and diastasis recti, as well as how to safely return to exercise after baby.

This seminar is for ANY woman experiencing pain, leaking, or instability regardless of how long ago you had your baby. You do not have to accept these issues as they can be improved through breath work, exercise, and mindfulness. 

Come with questions and if you are struggling with any of these issues, feel free to contact Kiersten for more information at kiersten@fluxmovement.com

**THIS IS A FREE SEMINAR**

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Sound Healing with Mark Torgeson
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing with Mark Torgeson

Sound Healing for Relaxation & Transformation
Are you experiencing job burnout, dissatisfaction or just need a space to clear your mind?

Sound healing is a modality without words. It's one of the most effective ways to gain clarity, a renewed sense of purpose and to open your heart. Sound is a frequency that is generated through pure intention. When you learn to relax your mind and accept the sound waves your heart opens and your spirit is lifted.

This deep sound immersion is simple yet profound and has a lasting transformative affect. Sound bypasses the mind and creates a space to release emotional and mental baggage. Come and enjoy a time of deep relaxation and traveling.

Instruments Used: Crystal and Tibetan bowls, Tingshas, Meditative flutes, Tuning Forks, Sacred Drums, Didgeridoo...and Nature! Bring a pillow and blanket, and get ready to relax!

Presenter: Mark Torgeson has been a practicing Reiki Master for 25 years and a musician for 40 years. His has produced over 30 albums of transformational music which have aired around the world. He teaches workshops in Sound Healing, performs concerts of transformational music, and has cofounded Center for Planetary Awakening for raising consciousness in the new paradigm.

$25 per participant

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Family Yoga
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Family Yoga

A fun, Beginner Yoga practice for families to do together! A healthy activity for children and adults to connect and play in a safe environment using stories and songs to introduce yoga and relaxation techniques to use on and off the mat. Children (generally 4 years old and up) must be accompanied by an adult. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Cost $5 per participant – Sign up each participant separately online.

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Essential Oils Introductory Class
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Essential Oils Introductory Class

Want to know more about essential oils that many of us use for temple massages, as well as personally?

Tara Borlodan, yogi and doTerra consultant, will lead a free introductory class on the top 10 essential oils. She will focus on three primary oils; lemon, lavender and peppermint as well as two blends. There will be ample time for everyone to smell and sample other oils and all participants will go home with a free sample of orange essential oil and their own roller ball which we will make together. One lucky participant will win an introductory kit that includes 1 5ml bottle each of lavender, lemon and peppermint and a set of yoga charms.

doTerra in Latin means "gift of the Earth" and since April 22nd is Earth Day, what better way to learn more about how nature can help support and take care of you and your family!

 

 

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Namaste Book Club
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Namaste Book Club

Join us for a healthy book club where we discuss how to extend your yoga practice beyond the physical asanas to create a more balanced, peaceful you and your world. This month, let's come together to discuss the poetry of Danna Faulds' Go In and In. Please bring a journal or paper, and a writing utensil to engage in some guided writing exercises. The book is available online for under $10.00. 

This is a free event; we kindly ask you to reserve a free spot in the book club via our MindBody schedule.

 

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Karma Yoga Classes
Mar
13
to Apr 10

Karma Yoga Classes

  • Dragonfly Yoga Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Beginner Yoga class taught by a Dragonfly 2018 Yoga Teacher Training Student. All proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Area Service League's Diaper Drive supplying free diapers and wipes to families in need. Minimum donation $10 much appreciated. We are also accepting donations of diapers and wipes which will be distributed by the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. More information may be found at http://www.faserviceleague.com/diaperbag.html.

March 13, 12:30p - Rachelle
March 19, 8:00a - Karen
March 24, 12:00p - Lori
March 24, 1:15p - Jessica
March 28, 3:00p - Sandy
March 29, 7:00p - Jenna
April 8, 11:00a - Deanie
April 9, 12:30p - Danielle
April 10, 12:00p - Kelsey

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6 Bears & a Goat & Yoga
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

6 Bears & a Goat & Yoga

Start with an All Levels Yoga Class inside the brewery, then move to the restaurant for a drink (price includes your choice of one pint of beer). Perhaps stay for lunch and another drink!

$20 includes yoga class and one pint of beer
(21+ years or older)

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Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage Workshops
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage Workshops

Partner Yoga - 2:00-3:30p

Practice with your loved one! Kit & Tom will teach Partner Yoga as an opportunity to play physically while building trust to strengthen emotional bonds. Together you will work on connecting through breathwork and a number of standing and balance poses, perhaps even flying and soaring. Accessible for everyone regardless of yoga experience. Ends with a meditative couples' savasana.

Thai Yoga Massage Workshop - 4:00-6:00p

Following the Partner Yoga, join Kiersten for a restorative and informative workshop on the art of Thai Yoga Massage. This workshop begins with a brief restorative practice to help further tune into your partner's energy. Each person will give and receive a 45 minute Thai style massage that incorporates assisted stretching, compression massage and release work. Take this knowledge with you so you and your partner can continue to receive the benefits of yoga and massage at home. This is a great date night option!

Cost Options per person:
Partner Yoga Workshop - $15
Massage Workshop - $20
Both Workshops - $32.50

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Family Yoga
Jan
7
1:00 PM13:00

Family Yoga

A fun, Beginner Yoga practice for families to do together! A healthy activity for children and adults to connect and play in a safe environment using stories and songs to introduce yoga and relaxation techniques to use on and off the mat. Children (generally 4 years old and up) must be accompanied by an adult. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Cost $5 per participant – Sign up each participant separately online.

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Star Wars Yoga
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

Star Wars Yoga

Feel the force. Honor your dark side. Do Star Wars Yoga.

Becca Childress led an incredible Harry Potter inspired yoga class in October and is ready to take it up to space with a Star Wars themed yoga practice. Jedis of all ages are invited to come to the mat, in costume and with light sabers, for a mystical experience that draws on the Star Wars movies for themes of discovering the power within yourself, heroism in the face of evil, and adventure beyond your wildest dreams.

Regular class rates apply; class is free for Dragonfly members.

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