with Erik Burling Saturday, March 31 11:15-12:00pm Developing the ability to control our breath is one of the founding principles of yoga. In this mini-workshop we will carve time to practice yogic enforced breathing techniques. We’ll explore Ujjayi, Vilomma, and Nadi Shodana breathing patterns. One of the best ways to develop a better understanding of oneself, is by cultivating an intimate relationship with the breath. Free for Unlimited Members $10 to drop-in Let us know if you can make it.
Awakening to True Love: The Art & Practice of Loving Kindness Meditation
with Brandon R. Everett Sunday, April 15 8:30am-10:00am "From our first breath to our last we're presented with the opportunity to experience deep, lasting, and transformative connection with other beings: to love and be loved by them; to show them who we are most deeply, and to be recognized and acknowledge completely." - Sharon Salzberg
Our most fundamental capacity as human beings is to connect. But a life of connection - which is to say a life in relationship with others - can be complex. And many of us, in seeking to meet our basic need of being acknowledged and accepted by others, are all too familiar with the crush, the pain, the shock of having our love or our want for love rejected, of feeling our heart betrayed. To defend ourselves against these painful feelings, we close our hearts off from others, or even ourselves. The practice of lovingkindness enables us to connect with and rekindle the ability of the heart to love and connect. And resting in feelings of being held and loved allow us to first to heal and then to flourish.
Join Brandon R. Everett for this workshop exploring the art and practice of lovingkindness meditation. Attendees will receive guided meditation recordings to take home and continue their practice and cultivation long after the day is through.
Brandon R. Everett recently had the tremendous honor of being named to the Faculty of ClearLight Meditation Institute, where he completed his 900-hr meditation teacher training on 2017. His teachings about the science of meditation weave together the latest findings in neuroscience & psychology, while his meditation instruction is direct, practical, and can be easily integrated into daily and working life. His motivation in teaching is to help others recognize their inmost capabilities and potential for happiness & joy. Investment: $30 ($27 for members)
Mindfulness in Each Moment
with Brandon R. Everett Sundays, April 22 - June 10 8:30am-10:00am The practice of Mindfulness meditation enables us to recognize, connect with, and draw upon the natural peace, clarity, freedom, and strength that are available in each moment of our life.
Extensive studies have shown that practicing mindfulness benefits to one’s health and well-being in a number of ways, including: reducing stress, boosting the immune system, cultivating a greater sense of connection with one’s self and one’s loved ones, improving sleep, decreasing anxiety, and improving focus and concentration. The list goes on. Yet while there are countless opportunities to be introduced to Mindfulness meditation, meaningful and lasting change can only occur when the practice is integrated into one’s life.
Join Brandon R. Everett for this transformative eight-week course exploring practices and techniques for finding and integrating Mindfulness.
What people are saying about this course:
"This course allowed me to examine the "whys" of my stress and anxiety in a safe space. I never felt judged..."
"One of the best things I have ever done for myself. The scientific explanations made meditation 'real' to me. The sense of community was inspiring. I learned how to be still and through the practice found my entire life changed. I am finally content."
"I have been meditating for awhile, but this course brought it all together."
This course is ideal for anyone looking to begin a Mindfulness meditation practice or to deepen an already established practice. Investment: $80 pre-register/$125 day of workshop Register here
Thai Massage Workshop
with Robina Winkler Saturday, April 28 12:30-2:30pm In this two hour workshop we will explore the ancient healing modality of Thai Massage. Learn the art of helping your partner relax by incorporating stretching, compression, and energy healing techniques. By working along energetic pathways or Sen lines in the body we help to relieve both physical and energetic tension. This style of massage is done fully clothed on the floor so please be appropriately dressed in yoga/athletic attire. Students will leave with the knowledge of how to give a short but sweet full body massage!
Perfect for couples, but bringing a partner is not required! Come alone, with a friend, or a significant other and experience first hand both giving and receiving thai massage.
National Kids Gym will be offering a beginner gymnastics and tumbling session at Roots Philly Yoga on Tuesday evenings with Lead Instructor Miss Katie Jiunta. This recreational gymnastics program is offered to children 3-8 years of age. Based on instilling values of physical activity at an early age, our program will teach your children that being healthy can also be fun! This program offers a strong emphasis on developing basic gymnastic and tumbling skills, while incorporating the latest technology. We include tumbling, floor skills, balance beam, training bar, mini trampoline, games, group activities, stretching and strength.
Our program offers an energetic class for beginner gymnasts. The focus is on skill development, increased coordination and balance, and increased confidence! We will try new skills, increase gross motor skills, and have FUN. Come try a class or sign up for the entire 10-week session. Classes will be capped at 10 participants.
The Summer Series starts on June 12 - August 21 (no class July 24). Reserve your spot TODAY! Contact National Kids Gym for more information at email@example.com.
What people are saying about National Kids Gym: “My daughter Aurelia absolutely loves gymnastics with the National Kids Gym. She looks forward to Thursday every week because she’s excited for the class. Every time I pick her up from school when she has had gymnastics, she is beyond thrilled to show me some of the things she has learn or done in class that week. She has been taking gymnastics for for about a year and a half and I have seen amazing improvements in her balance and stability. It is so great to see the pride she has in herself when she shows me her forward rolls, her tables, or her spider holds. She also adores seeing pictures of herself that the National Kids Gym posts on the Facebook page. Deciding to sign Aurelia up for gymnastics was one of the best decisions I have made for my daughter and I’m looking forward to seeing the new things that she learns this coming school year.”