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Wild Woman Project New Moon Circles december 11, January 8, February 5, MArch 5, April 9, May 7 6:30-8:00 PM

Wild Woman Project New Moon Circles are an international network of women's circles centered around the values of sisterhood, a respect for the earth, and co-creation. During a new moon circle we explore the astrological themes of the New Moon, share in a guided meditation and journaling session, and set powerful and meaningful intentions for the upcoming moon cycle. Please bring a journal or paper to write on and join us for an evening of sisterhood, laughter, and healing! These circles are open to all who identify as women.

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Finding the Calm Within, a divine sleep yoga nidra experience december 15 1:00-3:00 with Cindy yaple

In the midst of the season of giving to others, take some time to give back to yourself in this incredibly peaceful experience. Give yourself permission to rest and restore, be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health. This experience is designed to help you find the calm within, while in the midst of the busyness of the season. Learn tools and techniques that you can take home to maintain balance, find strength from within, and bring peace and ease to both body and mind.

What to expect: You will be guided through a soothing pranayama practice (Yogic breathing) to calm the mind, gentle somatic movement, self-massage and restorative yoga postures that are effortlessly held and supported by the use of blankets, bolsters and props, to create ease in the body, melt away tension and reintegrate the entire system to its natural healing state. The experience will culminate with the deep rest and rejuvenation of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®, where nothing is required of you but to lie down and listen. When your body is at rest and your mind is at peace, you are able to experience a deeper sense of calm within. Give yourself the rest you truly deserve!

*This workshop is suitable to all levels and types of Yoga experience.

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new year’s day yoga 10:30-11:45 AM with sophie tashkovski

Join Sophie for the first flow of the New Year! Enjoy 90 minutes of detox flow designed to get your year started on the right foot. Do you resolve to do more Yoga in 2018? Join us!

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master class: Yin and reiki immersion January 13 1:30-3:30 PM with Sophie Tashkovski and June Leo-Randazzo

Join Sophie and June for a special experience, the combination of Yin Yoga with Reiki. Reiki is defined as "spiritually guided life force energy" and is based on the idea that an unseen 'universal life force energy' flows through all living things. This combination of Yoga & Reiki will greatly assist in allowing yourself to be present, to release what is no longer serving you, remove blockages, and achieve a greater state of inner calm. Savasana will consist of the Ocean of Love Holy Fire Experience, with June playing the Ocean Drum.

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Yoga in the salt room at bodymind float JAnuary 14, 21, 28 7:45-8:45 PM with Sophie Tashkovski

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: Yoga and Mental WEllness with Katherine Hyatt

January 19, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

Focus on your mental wellness in the new year! We will broadly examine the 5 elements of wellness (physical, occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual), what they mean to us and why all pieces are crucial to our overall mental wellness. We will examine techniques for stress, anxiety and depression management, which include both pranayama (breath) and asanas (postures). A guided meditation and full body muscle relaxation will conclude class. Bringing a journal to class is highly encouraged and handouts will be available.

Katherine Sargent is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from SUNY Oswego and completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Grounded By Yoga in Bloomfield, NY. Katherine is a therapist and owner of Branches of Growth, LLC, a mental health practice in North Syracuse that works with adolescents, adults and couples through a variety of issues. Visit her website at www.branchesofgrowth.com for more information about Katherine and her practice.

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yoga for classrooms professional development workshop for educators January 26, 2019

Learn how to integrate simple classroom friendly Yoga and mindfulness tools into your class day supporting self-regulation and social and emotional learning skills and so much more in this 6 hour workshop.

Contact Colleen Smith, licensed trainer with any questions at colleen@childlightyoga.com.

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master class: better body image vision and flow with christina humbert February 2, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

The New Year typically brings about “new year, new me” resolutions that undoubtedly revolve around rigid diet and exercise routines rather than making healthy, sustainable changes -one of those being accepting and loving ourselves.

This two part class is designed to reconnect and revive your body and mind, teaching you the tools, techniques, and poses to start the journey to self love both on and off your mat.

The first part of class features a self exploration and self discovery component where participants are encouraged to bring a journal (although not required) as we work through a series of different exercises and prompts to begin your journey in creating your better body image vision.

The second part of class is an open level, vinyasa style flow and a restorative savasana leaving you renewed, feeling bliss, and at peace with yourself.

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little yogis (1:00-1:45) and family yoga (2:00-3:00) February 9, 2019 with colleen smith

Looking for an activity the whole family can do together? Come explore Winter Fun Yoga! Stay warm, have fun, and relax together.

Little Yogis is great for kids (ages 3-5) and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. This 45 minute class will guide you through the exploration of Yoga with animal poses, partner poses, and time to connect with your loved ones. There will also be calming poses to make space for quiet.

Family Yoga is a gentle physical practice safe for the entire family. Have fun exploring yoga poses & partner poses, & enjoy a special time of relaxation, connection, and slowing down.

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master class: Active flexibility with patrick dibello

February 16, 2016 1:00-3:00 PM

Active flexibility is a key component to increasing your overall range of motion in muscles and joints-your agonist muscle must overpower gravity without the assistance of an outside source to move the limb as far as possible into a stretch. In this workshop we will focus on increasing active flexibility using three different techniques: Soft tissue release (using tennis balls), neural flossing, and muscle activation/strengthening. The areas of focus will be hips, hamstrings, and shoulders.

Neural flossing is an incredibly effective restorative technique that we will use to help alleviate compression in the wrists, shoulders, back, and hamstrings.

Muscle activation and strengthening will be the final stage of our active stretching program. Learn to engage the correct muscles while building the strength to take your body to its end range of motion. We will use specific exercises to develop strong control at our end range of motion to ensure we move forward with a safe practice.

This is an all levels workshop and a wonderful compliment to your traditional Vinyasa practice!

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little yogis (2:00-2:45) and family yoga (3:00-4:00) March 10, 2019 with colleen smith

Looking for an activity the whole family can do together?

It’s Pajama Yoga! Wear your pjs and come play and relax in a cozy, warm space

Little Yogis is great for kids (ages 3-5) and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. This 45 minute class will guide you through the exploration of Yoga with animal poses, partner poses, and time to connect with your loved ones. There will also be calming poses to make space for quiet.

Family Yoga is a gentle physical practice safe for the entire family. Have fun exploring yoga poses & partner poses, & enjoy a special time of relaxation, connection, and slowing down.

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master class: yoga for the chakras root chakra and the source with rebecca alexander March 23, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

This Master Class is part one of a two-part series: Come for one, the other, or both! Prepare to learn about the root chakra and its connection with inner balance. Chakras are energy centers in the body, located up and down the midline. Located at the base of the spine and pelvic floor area, the root chakra is associated with the color red, and regulates the energy associated with instinct, survival, and safety. How might we better connect with ourselves and the world around us? How can we feel more solid and stable during our daily lives, by using yoga to ground us? These are some questions we will address as we discuss the root chakra and its role in yoga practice. This class will also include tips, tools, and techniques you can practice to feel more connected with your breath and connection with the Earth during yoga both on and off the mat. The class will include journaling and include an asana practice to leave you feeling grounded, restored, and refreshed.

Rebecca Alexander is a Physical Therapist and 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate and completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. For more information about Rebecca visit www.facebook.com/yogawithRebeccaS/

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master class: yoga for the chakras crown chakra and connection to prana with rebecca alexander

April 6, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

This Master Class is part of a two-part series: Come for one, the other, or both! Prepare to learn about the crown chakra and its connection with intuition and the world around us. Located at the very top of the head, the Seventh Chakra disperses the prana or life force into the six other chakras located below it. How might we better connect with people in our lives? We will discuss the role of this energy center in yoga practice including tips, tools, and techniques you can practice to feel more connected with your breath during yoga both on and off the mat. The class will include journaling and include an asana practice to leave you feeling open, clear, and balanced.

Rebecca Alexander is a Physical Therapist and 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate and completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. For more information about Rebecca visit www.facebook.com/yogawithRebeccaS/

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Master Class: gods and goddesses: unite the divine within with Man Hue april 27, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

Join Man Hue as she guides you through the archetypal stories of the Gods and Goddesses that are part of the history of Yoga and applies their wisdom to find meaning in our current modern lives.

During this master class you will experience a vinyasa flow followed by deep restorative Yoga practice. These complimentary practices will create full integration of the feminine and masculine energies held within each one of us. Prakriti is our earthly creative feminine self and Purusha is our masculine ethereal self. Connecting these two energies allows us to find equanimity.

Man Hue weaves in pranayama, Yoga philosophy, meditation, story-telling and self-exploration for a complete experience you won’t want to miss.

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