Partner Prenatal Childbirth Prep Class
with Tara Goldin
Saturday, December 9th - 1:00-3:00pm
Hey mamas! Come join Tara Goldin, RN, RYT for an informative & fun workshop to help prepare your mind & body for your up and coming ‘birthday party.’
In this workshop we will explore a little deeper into how to access your connection to yourself and to your partner as a coping tool for the different stages of labor. We will learn breathwork, touch and positions, along with what to bring in your birthing bag to create the vibe that suites you best. Tara has personally attended over a thousand births as a labor & delivery RN, so there will be ample time for Q&A’s! This workshop is geared towards mama's in or close to their 3rd trimester.
Please bring 2 pillows, 2 yoga mats, 1 birthing ball (available at FiveBelow), a pen & notebook, and your birthing partner. In Studio Only. Limited availability. $99/couple
The Alluem Flea: A Holiday Market
Sunday, December 10th - 10:00am- 4:00pm
We are excited to for another year of the Alluem Flea - a holiday market! One stop shopping for the holidays!! Support local businesses and artisans right here outside our studio - art, jewelry, food, handmade and fair trade gifts! Stick around for live music and plenty of holiday cheer to go around!! Shop small!!! Visit us inside The Mill - enter through the studio AND through the double doors - vendors will be on both sides on the bottom floor in The Mill!!!
Yoga and Eating Disorder Support Group
with Karen Gilmour & Trish McDermott
Friday, December 15th - 7:30-8:15pm
Join Karen Gilmour & Trish McDermott for an evening of support. The Yoga & Eating Disorder Support Group is a peer led group open to anyone in recovery from, or currently struggling with disordered eating (including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, EDNOS, etc). This is a space for in person group support led by two certified yoga teachers who have been through treatment, therapy and know the everyday struggles of living with an eating disorder. This movement, breath, conversation, connection and community is something we found has helped in the healing process and we want to share it with others struggling. This is a space for practice to do just that - to ground, to get present, to release what no longer serves us and invite in all that does. This group is not a means of treatment and is not professional therapy. We are not doctors or therapists.The class will begin with 20-30 minutes of gentle accessible yoga for all bodies - including asana (poses), breathing, meditation and relaxation. The remainder of the time will be left for group discussion and open conversation around topics relating, but not limited, to body image, self love, self compassion and ways to fill our tool boxes to help ourselves in times of need. At no time should there be mention of numbers, weight and specifics of damaging behaviors shared as this may be harming and triggering to other members in the group. We are here to encourage healing, inspire recovery, and create a supportive space for those affected by eating disorders. (ages 18 and up)
Give What You Can - Yin Yasa Flow
with Brianna Paden-Williams
Saturday, December 16th - 1:00-2:00pm
Join Brianna for a Slow Vinyasa Flow for a 60-minute slow vinyasa class that will incorporate soulful music to wind down and restore the body and connect breath with movement. This is an open-level and beginner friendly class. Pay at the door - please give what you can.
Brianna Paden-Williams is a yoga guide, who specializes in vinyasa and yin yoga based in New Jersey. She discovered yoga as an accessible means to find space in our body, mind, breath and life. As a Black woman, her mission is to create a safe and healing space and practice for Black and Brown women through yoga and wellness. She believes everyone has the true power within to be their greatest healer but often needs to unveil the layers to uncover it.
Yoga for Athletes
with Trish Pizzi
Saturday, December 16th - 2:30-4:30pm
Join Tricia for this 2 hour yoga practice designed to enhance your athletic performance.
Whether you're a runner, walker, biker, hiker, or pickleball player - or you played a high school or collegiate level sport (any pros out there???)....however you move - this workshop is for you!!! Yoga is the perfect compliment for anything you do that gets the heart pumping!
The class will build strength and endurance, flexibility and focus, prevent injury and
increase mental stamina. All levels are welcome! Newcomers included! $40.
Breathe & Receive
with Ashley Kondracki & Lauren Brunhofer
Friday, December 22nd - 7:30-9:00pm
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to move energy through your body and clear emotional debris using breathwork, specifically an active three part breath and reiki. Both techniques are used to help facilitate emotional release, and will help you to feel lighter, softer and more at ease within yourself.
You will be held and supported in a safe container created by Lauren Brunhofer (Reiki Master, RYT 200, Breathwork Facilitator), and Ashley Kondraki (LPC, RYT 200, Reiki III, Breathwork Facilitator).
The breathwork being facilitated is an active meditation technique where we alter the breath into an active state to reach deeper levels of consciousness and awareness within yourself. The breath work that will be utilized in this workshop is an active three-part breath, all done through the mouth. This breath is used as a “pump” to move energy through the body, and help to cleanse the chakra system. The active breath will awaken participants' sympathetic nervous system at the surface level, allowing the body to communicate with your mind and spirit more clearly and freely. You will be invited to laugh, yell, or express sound throughout the session in order to help release emotion and further help move energy along in your breath work experience. Active breath takes place for 25-30 minutes.
After breathwork is complete, Lauren and Ashley will give hands on reiki. Reiki is non-invasive energy healing made up of Universal Life Force energy. It promotes harmony, balance, and creates deep relaxation. Reiki is beautifully paired with this type of breathwork, as it continues as a restful way to clear the chakra system as participants absorb the benefits of the work that they have done through breathwork in a savasana state. $45.
Ashley Kondracki is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Breathwork Facilitator, Reiki III Practitioner and an RYT 200 with specialties in Yin, Ashtanga, and training in Pre-Natal Yoga. Ashley has a true passion for growth, and is inspired daily by her clients, students, and the world around her. With the ability to utilize many modalities of therapy and healing, she believes that there are just as many ways to heal as there are hearts and minds. Her greatest intention is to help you find your inner power, awaken the wisdom already inside of you, and to assist you in finding your footing confidently on your own unique life path.
Lauren Brunhofer is an intuitive Reiki Master, Breathwork Facilitator, Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Lauren's intention with every client connection is to hold a safe space so you can show up fully and be vulnerable with yourself throughout your self-healing journey.
Mindful Movement for Veterans
with Abrianna Rossi
Wednesday, December 27th - 6:00-7:00pm
In this free offering for Veterans(or ANYone living with PTS and their support system), begin to build resilience and practice self regulation skills that can be used to cope with and overcome the effects of chronic stress and PTS: Breathwork, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. Abrianna is a graduate of the Veterans Yoga Project, certified in Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery. The Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military Veterans.
Gentle Yoga Nidra & Reflect
with Clarissa Alliano
Friday, December 29th - 7:15-9:00pm
Take some time for YOU in this easygoing joint freeing series of gentle floor stretches followed by a Restorative Yoga Nidra guided relaxation. Allow yourself to drift into a deep state of peace and continue into a silent candlelit meditation. Complete your practice with a journaling session for reflection. This class is open to all levels and is Love Your Brain safe.
6 Yogi Minimum $35.
New Years Day - Detox Flow
with Melissa Kaban Ortiz
Monday, January 1st 11:00am-12:15pm
BEGIN AGAIN! Let's step into the New Year with sweet intention and a positive energy! We'll move, sweat and twist out the old like a dirty washcloth! Release the toxins and make room for all that is good in 2024! This is an intermediate class, but all are welcome to practice and modify. Class passes and drop-ins welcome.
Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation
with Dr. Darren Orr
Saturday, January 6th - 1:15-2:45pm
Join us for our monthly Meditation Class with Dr. Darren Orr, Doctor of Chinese Medicine in Medical QiGong Therapy, Daoist Priest, NCTMB/LMT Massage Therapist, Reiki and QiGong Master, Meditation teacher, Sound Healer.
During the course of our life many emotional, mental and environmental factors interfere with the emotional and mental state of the body. When the body is vibrating out of tune or non-harmoniously, it is called dis-ease. The human body is the sum of many vibrations emanating from the organs, muscles and nerves. Vibrations spread in waves. There is no better medium for waves as water. The human body is 2/3 water. This makes it the perfect medium for the propagation of waves. When a singing bowl is played, they call on the body memories of original harmonic frequencies. Heart and respiratory rates change, self-healing powers are activated and the immune system strengthened.
The sound and vibrations emanating from the bowls re-tune the listener’s body by opening, clearing and rebalancing the 7 chakras, 20 meridians and 365 acu-points. When the body is vibrating in harmony with the whole, it is in a state of homeostasis, or sound health.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring pillows or any other items to enhance your own level of relaxation. All levels are welcome. $30.
with Dr. Darren Orr
Saturday, January 6th - 3:15-4:45pm
Medical QiGong is the ancient art and science of cultivating and balancing one’s life force energy or Qi (chee) for health, healing and well-being. This is done by combining posture with slow gentle flowing movements and stretches along with breathing, intention and visualization which leads you into a deep state of meditation. By calming the mind, QiGong allows you to increase stamina, balance, flexibility, vitality, relaxation, blood circulation, immune function and overall quality of life, then the natural self-healing ability of the body is activated and accelerated.
QiGong is the foundation of Chinese Medicine, art, philosophy, culture and the martial arts. It is sometimes called acupuncture without the needles, Chinese yoga or meditation in motion. Qigong is the medicine, while Tai chi is a martial art.
Qigong has all, if not more benefit, than Acupuncture and Tai chi because it’s much simpler and easier to learn and can be done seated in a chair, standing or even lying down.
No Experience is necessary. All are welcome! Everything can be modified to meet your needs and condition!!! $30.
Deep Winter Sound Meditation
with Stacy Anuttara & Sherri Diva
Friday, January 19th - 7:30-9:00pm
Join sisters in sound Stacy Anuttara and Sherri Diva, as we turn inward to find deep relaxation and rest through the vibrations and harmonies of Himalayan and Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls. Sherri and Stacy weave melodies and create harmony by combining their bowls to help you find space and peace as you tune into the vibrations of the bowls, as well as gongs, chimes, ocean drums, and other resonant instruments.
While you rest in Svasana, the sounds will re-energize and realign your energy centers, bringing deep healing, and restoring harmony and a sense of well-being. All are welcome to join us on this musical journey to rest. However, space is limited so pre-registration is advised. $50
Bios: Sherri Diva is a certified Atma Buti Himalayan Singing Bowl practitioner, RYT200, and holds a BFA in Music Performance. She has always been drawn to the mechanics of music - melody, harmony, rhythm, language, and silence. Sherri feels that music speaks the universal language of the soul. We are all interconnected and respond to the vibrations that permeate our lives, and the singing bowls connect to our very essence. Sherri's classes and events are infused with nature imagery to ground and support your experience to help you find the harmony within.
Stacy Anuttara has been a student/teacher of yoga and meditation since 1991. It wasn’t until 2014 that she fell in love with sound as healing. Specifically the alchemy crystal bowls. Personal practice and her own awakening led to a deepened desire to share them during public classes. While improvizing during savasana, Alchemy Crystal Sound Meditations were born. Currently, she is part of an in-depth sound program with Zacciah Blackburn & Dorothy Stone of The Center Of Light School.
Postpartum Restore & Repair Workshop
with Nicole Coons & Kendra Fitzpatrick
Saturday, January 13th - 1:00-3:00pm
If you’re a mom with back pain, a weak core, achy hips - this workshop is for you! Join Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Kendra Fitzgerald & Trauma-Informed Postpartum Yoga Teacher Nicole Coons, who are also sisters and co-founders of Devoted Mamas, to learn how to conquer postpartum pain and squishiness so you can finally feel strong and capable.
Did you know that:
Over 60% of moms at 1 year or later post-birth have some sort of abdominal separation, or Diastasis Recti, that hampers their strength-building efforts?
1 out of 4 postpartum women have some sort of chronic pelvic pain or leaking, lasting 3 months or longer?
80% of mothers say pain interferes with their daily activities.
...Meaning that the MAJORITY of mothers are not fully enjoying their everyday lives because they haven't fully recovered.
These are not the sacrifices you are intended to make as a mother. Your postpartum body has the potential to FEEL BETTER than you felt pre-pregnancy and we're going to show you why, and how!
Here’s what you’ll learn in this workshop:
⚡️How to test yourself for Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor weakness.
⚡️How to do core and pelvic floor work correctly with ZERO crunches or kegels.
⚡️A super simple strategy for integrating your repair work into busy mom life.
⚡️The exact steps to take to completely restore and repair your postpartum body, and why it’s so important to do NOW.
⚡️Walk away feeling the good ‘burn’ in your core with our quick and surprisingly powerful 10-minute postpartum practice that you can do every day. (And the secret that makes that happen!)
⚡️Become an advocate for your own well-being and begin filling your own tool-box that will help you modify ANY hardcore bootcamp, gym class, or yoga class so you progress yourself safely in any setting.
The workshop will be in person with an option to join via livestream on Zoom. Recording will be available for 30 days after the workshop date to all registrants. Please reach out to the studio via email to receive the Zoom Link or Recording: firstname.lastname@example.org 4 Yogi Minimum/35 Max Cost: $65
Reiki Restorative Workshop
with Cynthia Tarantino & Carol Anne Patterson
Friday, January 26th - 7:30-9:00pm
Join Reiki Masters, Carol Anne Patterson and Cynthia Tarantino as they combine the beautiful practices of Restorative Yoga and Reiki to refresh and renew your body, mind and spirit.
Restorative Yoga is a series of poses that are supported with various props to create space in the body and calm the nervous system. Reiki, a Japanese healing practice, promotes deep relaxation and healing. Together these practices move the “life energy” through the body to clear stagnant energy and promote health and harmony.
Come and immerse yourself in this 90 minute candlelit practice as we blend breath work, guided meditation, restorative yoga and an individual hands-on Reiki experience. As your body and mind relax deeply, allow the vital energy to restore and nourish you and leave feeling boundless and bright. No yoga experience needed.
Space is limited. Registration required. 6 Yogi Minimum/24 Max $50.