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yoga in the salt room at bodymind float center with Sophie

july 29, August 12 &19 7:45-8:45 PM

Syracuse Yoga is excited to be the exclusive Yoga partner with Bodymind Float Center-we're offering Yoga in the Salt Room!

Salt therapy is a safe and deeply relaxing way to address many respiratory ailments. Bodymind's dry salt aerosol therapy brings these remedies into the 21st century. It's 100% natural and safe for virtually everyone, including children.

Salt has both anti-inflammatory and sterilizing properties. It kills bacteria and draws moisture from the bronchioles. Mucous thins, sinuses drain and breathing becomes easier. Salt therapy can alleviate the symptoms of respiratory ailments such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, rhinitis, allergies and hayfever, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

This class is limited to 8 participants. We'll focus on Pranayama (control of breath) and Yin Yoga. Bring a mat and a water bottle. Bodymind Float has filtered water available and wipes for cleaning your mat after class. Feel free to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea after your session! Please arrive at Bodymind Float at least 5-10 minutes before class time.

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Master class: The Foundation of handstands and arm balances with Patrick DiBello

August 3, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

This master class will focus on the foundations of handstands and arm balances. We will learn to build a solid connection with the ground in order to support our bodies in arm balances like handstand and crow pose. Wrist strength and mobility will be covered thoroughly to ensure that we can support ourselves in a safe manner. The basics of handstand, crow, and side crow will be discussed in detail so students understand the different aspects of each. We will practice the best ways to get in to these poses to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible on their hands. Once we cover the different entrances we will move on the practice the balance aspects of each. You will leave this class with a stronger foundation to support your practice as well as a better understanding for finding balance on your hands. This class is for all levels.

This class is FREE to Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customers, however, if a Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customer signs up but does not attend and does not early cancel within 24 hours of the class they will be charged due to limited capacity in the room. All other clients $25/Master Class.

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Moon Wish: Cooling Practices for a Blissful Summer with Cindy Yaple

August 9, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM

Honor the calming and cooling energy of the moon, as all of the senses are nourished in this practice specifically designed to help you find and maintain balance this Summer Season!

Kripalu Yoga teacher, Cindy Yaple, E-RYT 500-hr., will guide you through soothing Pranayama (breathing) practices to calm and cool the mind, flow through a slow, meditative inward-focused practice of Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutations), along with restorative yoga and self-massage to unwind deeply held tension in the body. Then melt into the deep rest of Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra. Essential Oils will be used to enhance the sensory experience and help you sink into an even deeper sense of bliss. You will leave feeling as calm and cool as a cucumber!

*This practice is suitable for any level of yoga experience

Investment - $25

*CEU’s available for Yoga Teachers

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Master Class: Tune in and Tune out Sound Vinyasa with Alicia Mitchelson

September 8, 2019 7:00-8:30 PM

Come tune in & tune out…share your energy, move, breathe, heal and deeply relax. Join Alicia for a 90 minute creative vinyasa flow. Practice will then shift to restorative postures- closing with a 30 minute magical savasana with two crystal singing bowls, pan drum, and chimes. This is a unique inner journey guided by a variety of sounds and frequencies.

The body is a vibrational energy field. Every cell in our body vibrates at certain frequencies. As the brain and body receive the vibrations our mind automatically switches off/tunes out, bringing a sense of tranquility and calm. The sound waves will leave you feeling tuned in, refreshed, stress free and blissful.

“The singing bowls act as a medium in which our inner chaos and conflict can be reconfigured into a harmonious sense of calm contentedness that resonates through every cell of our body and mind.” — The healing power of sound: Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D.

Please bring your mat & water bottle. All other props provided.

This class is FREE to Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customers, however, if a Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customer signs up but does not attend and does not early cancel within 24 hours of the class they will be charged due to limited capacity in the room. All other clients $25/Master Class.

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yoga + Acupuncture Moving Qi with Sophie tashkovski and chelsey mollin

september 22, 2019 2:00-4:00 PM

Experience the unique combination of yoga combined with acupuncture. Yoga instructor & owner of Syracuse Yoga, Sophie Tashkovski will guide you through a vinyasa flow focusing on the heart & lung meridians. Following class will be an extended final resting pose combined with an acupuncture treatment provided by licensed acupuncturist & owner of Aliyah Health, Chelsey Mollin, to supplement the yoga practices intention of opening the heart and regulating the lung qi.

Summer is the season of the heart & Fall is the season of the lung. Summer is ruled by fire, Fall is ruled by metal. As the days get shorter as Summer, the season of fulfillment, abundance, joy & love, comes to an end, we make space for the acceptance, impermanence, rebirth & change that come with the beautiful colors of Autumn.

In Chinese medicine we strive to live in balance & in harmony with the seasons. This practice of breathing with intentional external movement combined with internal movement & deep relaxation will leave you balanced & ready to experience the transition from the long, hazy hours of summer into the crisp, bright days of Autumn.

$40/client, limited to 25 people.

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Master class: A Warrior’s way with Kelly Blake Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

In this 2 hour Master Class you will break down of all the warrior postures and different variations, each one symbolizing the strength and knowledge that a warrior has as they tackle all aspects of life.

Warrior postures can help you feel secure, grounded, and brave. The break down of each warrior posture will help you find proper alignment to build or rebuild your foundation, helping you advance on your Yoga journey.

Postures will be held to build strength and create muscle memory. We'll head toward or beyond that edge, the one that changes everyday as you continue to explore what you are capable of, ultimately being able to merge personal change as the world chages around you. You will leave the class feeling confident, strong, capable and resilient.

This class is FREE to Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customers, however, if a Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customer signs up but does not attend and does not early cancel within 24 hours of the class they will be charged due to limited capacity in the room. All other clients $25/Master Class.

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settle into stillness restorative sound journey with jeremy arndt and nancy grzeszak october 5, 2019 4:00-6:00 PM

Join Jeremy and Nancy for a supported, breath centered Restorative Yoga practice paired with soothing and healing sounds. The fusion of sound, stillness, and breath will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. The vibrational experience includes the sacred sounds of the handpan, didgeridoo, multiple gongs, chimes, crystal singing bowls and more.

Discover the bliss of surrender as Nancy guides your journey through nurturing restorative shapes supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks. The evening will culminate with a long and inviting savasana as you allow yourself to be carried away by a deep, multi-instrumental experience with enchanting, ethereal sounds.

All are welcome, no prior experience with yoga necessary.

Settle Into Stillness

Settle Into Stillness unites the healing power of deep relaxation with sacred sound. Settle Into Stillness was founded by Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzeszak, who met in 2011 and began traveling around the world together, sharing their passions of yoga and music through their Sound Journey events. Settle Into Stillness combines different world music instrumentation such as the handpan and didgeridoo with elements of gong baths and crystal singing bowls, creating an offering that remains entirely unique amongst today’s mindfulness-based musical offerings.

Jeremy and Nancy are both dedicated yoga students and teachers, living in service of inspiring others to live from their hearts and follow their dreams. In addition to their Sound Journeys, they lead their Conscious Living Retreats worldwide. Past retreats include Bali, Indonesia in 2016 and 2018, Lesvos, Greece in 2017, and Morocco in 2019.

www.facebook.com/settleintostillness

Instagram - @SettleIntoStillness

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MASTER CLASS: CULTIVATING JOY WITH ALISANDRA BERTRAM OCTOBER 12, 2019

1:00-3:00 pm

This fast- paced world can leave little time to stop and feel. So let's slow down, get back to cultivating joy and create space to assess and nurture what brings a smile to our face and a sense of ease in our every day lives.

This 2 hour Master class will begin with an all levels practice to open our hearts, and end with an extended savasana. Following practice, we'll have open discussion about ways to cultivate joy in our everyday lives and explore journaling techniques, meditations and self-care routines.

Bring your mat, a water bottle, your journal or a notebook and paper.

This class is FREE to Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customers, however, if a Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customer signs up but does not attend and does not early cancel within 24 hours of the class they will be charged due to limited capacity in the room. All other clients $25/Master Class.

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Yoga & Mindfulness in the Preschool Classroom Workshop October 19, 2019 11:00 AM-6:00 PM with Colleen smith

Learn developmentally-appropriate and engaging breathing activities, playful yoga postures, song and movement sequences, games and relaxation techniques that support social, emotional, cognitive and physical health and well-being for children ages 2-5. Become empowered to create a positive, peaceful, productive learning environment while supporting the development self-regulation skills that your students can carry with them throughout their lives. Includes a fully-illustrated reference guide and certificate of completion.

sign up at www.childlightyoga.com

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buliding blocks for stronger Bones with Gina Galli october 26, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

One important goal in life is to maintain good health and age gracefully. Unfortunately, we don’t often think of our bone health until we have an injury, are experiencing joint pain, or have been diagnosed with conditions like osteopenia or osteoporosis. There is much we can do to keep our bones strong and healthy, including enjoying a regular Yoga practice. It’s never too soon nor too late to think about building strong bones.

Join Gina Galli in a new workshop as she shares her passion for helping others repair their bodies through yoga. Through her work with Dr. Susan Brown, PhD, and the Center for Better Bones, Gina has gained an understanding of how to build bone density through a very targeted exercise program. In this new workshop she will share with you some Yoga sequences and poses based on proven studies that can strengthen muscles and bone, improve flexibility, and provide pain relief.

Gina has taught bone-building yoga workshops at the Love Your Bones, Love Your Life retreats in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Sedona Mago Retreat Center in Sedona, AZ, and at The Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. Gina is also the co-creator of Better Bone Exercise Evolution, an online video subscription channel that focuses on safe bone-strengthening exercises.

Gina has trained with Sara Meeks, physical therapist, Kripalu yoga teacher, and author of the book Walk Tall. Using the Meeks Method, Gina will emphasize how to move safely and mindfully, tapping into body mechanics and awareness. She will share important alignment cues and modifications to well-known yoga poses like safe twist and forward fold, as well as spine strengthening poses to fit your abilities. Through this workshop you can make improvements in and prevent changes to your posture. You will learn how to reduce your risk of fracture. During the workshop, Gina will address your concerns, answer your questions, and you will be able to try out and participate in the exercises. Come with the desire to learn how you can stay stronger longer and build strong bones.

Cost: $40 Sign up HERE

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Take Care: a self-care & stress resiliency workshop with Christina Aguiar RYT 500 November 9, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

Let’s take responsibility for our own well-being through self-awareness and mindful practices. We'll learn the many ways stress manifests in the mind and body. Then, we’ll practice simple techniques to bounce back when it strikes. Through this powerful experience, we can connect to what we need on a deeper level and ultimately transform our relationship to stress for a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

This will be a nurturing, interactive workshop including self-reflection, breathing practice, gentle yoga, guided meditation and relaxation.

Christina believes yoga is a fantastic way to strengthen the body, unwind the mind and uplift the spirit. In 2006, she started practicing yoga at the gym and quickly noticed positive changes in her fitness and mood. Yoga made her feel strong, relaxed and deeply connected to herself. What started as a physical challenge to relieve stress, evolved into an exploration of movement, breath and mindfulness. As a Yoga Teacher, Christina is grateful for the opportunity to share her love for yoga with others. She encourages students to honor their bodies and approach their practice with awareness, curiosity and compassion. She enjoys creative sequencing and emphasizes structural stability to safely build strength and increase mobility. Through her classes, she hopes students will find a balance of physical fitness and emotional connection for greater peace of mind.

In addition to yoga, Christina also offers stress management, meditation and relaxation workshops for individuals, studios, community groups and corporate workplaces. She has completed advanced training in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy with YogaLife Institute NH and Stress Management and Resiliency Training with the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Cost is $35, sign up HERE

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ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training with Colleen Smith November 15-17 2019

This foundational training addresses teaching yoga to children 2-12+ years. Whether your intention is to incorporate what you learn into your current work as a pediatric professional, or to start a career teaching yoga to children, this comprehensive training will provide you with the inspiration, tools and support to achieve your goals.

Tuition Includes: 18 contact hours, comprehensive, fully-illustrated instructor manual and (optional) certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Yoga Instructor Circle membership.

to register to to www.childlightyoga.com

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master class: Master Class: Reset Refocus & Recharge with Niccole lorenzo november 23, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

We will begin this class with pranayama and meditation, allowing our minds and hearts to listen to our innate and divine wisdom. We will slowly incorporate moving through fluid meditation, creating intentional devotion and connection between our spiritual and physical practice. Through our physical asana practice we will ignite our intentions to be present within our actions, while letting go of the results. We will flow through invigorating sun salutations, backbends and forward bends to build heat and strength; followed by detoxifying twists to flush out distractions, old thought patterns, or limiting beliefs; and welcoming restoration to our bodies, minds and hearts.

Returning to our heart’s compass, we will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and motivated.

Please bring your mat, water bottle and journal is encouraged.

This class is FREE to Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customers, however, if a Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customer signs up but does not attend and does not early cancel within 24 hours of the class they will be charged due to limited capacity in the room. All other clients $25/Master Class.

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Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Flow with Sophie Tashkovski November 28, 2019 9:00-10:30 AM

Start your Thanksgiving Day with a Yoga Flow taught by Sophie Tashkovski. Join us at Syracuse Yoga for a Thanksgiving Morning Flow-90 minutes (9:00-10:30 AM) of delicious Vinyasa that will prepare you for the long day of celebration ahead!

It's an opportunity to come together as a community and give thanks for all the good things in life, for all the people and animals we love. Hope to see you there!
Sign up to reserve your spot just like you would for any other class at the studio. You must be registered on Mindbody to have your spot saved.

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Yin Yoga and Essential oils

December 14, 1:00-3:00 PM

with Renee Berlucchi

Experience the combination of Yin Yoga and Essential Oils.

December can be a stressful time of year! Come enjoy this Yin Yoga class and allow your body to surrender, create space, and release, all while breathing in the scents of diffused essential oils. Essential oils will also be offered throughout class, paced and paired with poses as you flow through a sequence designed for you to feel a sense of stress relief and ultimate relaxation. Poses will be held for several minutes, helping improve joint flexibility and circulation while strengthening inner awareness. Release of connective tissue and inhaling essential oils will do wonders for your joint health, flexibility, circulation and mental focus.

This class accessible to people of all yoga levels and abilities.

This class is FREE to Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customers, however, if a Monthly Unlimited Auto Pay customer signs up but does not attend and does not early cancel within 24 hours of the class they will be charged due to limited capacity in the room. All other clients $25/Master Class.

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ChildLight Yoga Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Workshop with Rochelle Jewell

Friday, April 17, 2020 8:00 - 3:30pm

www.childlightyoga.com for more information and to register

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ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities Teacher Training with Rochelle jewell April 17-19, 2020

Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9-6pm, Sun 9-4pm

www.childlightyoga.com for more information and to register!