with Brandon R. Everett Sundays, April 29 - June 17 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. Investment: $80 pre-register/$125 day of workshop Register here
with Lauren Burling Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm Next dates: June 19, July 17, August 14 This will be a small group practice session (8 spots) for those looking to advance in their practice. Recommended 6 months or more of dedicated practice and comfort entering headstand & handstand at the wall. Attendance is available with unlimited membership, $20 to drop-in for non-members. Advanced registration required.
Preparing for an Ayurvedic Summer
Lecture with Meghan Kirk Friday, June 1 6:30-8:00pm Meghanwillbriefly reintroduceayurvedicconceptsandwilldiscusspreparinga summerdinacharya,diet&lifestyle.MeghancompletedherAyurvedicstudieswithEdZadloatAmericanInstituteofVedicStudiesandistheDirectoratMysore Philadelphia.
Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago, is considered by many to be the oldest healing science. Ayurveda translates to “The Knowledge or Science of Life," and stems from the ancient Vedic culture. Ayurveda is one of the most comprehensive healing systems in the world and is concerned with the body, mind and spirit as an integrated whole. Considered its "sister science," an understanding of the basic principles of Ayurveda is essential for all serious students of Yoga.
with Katie Azzara & Colleen McGregor Friday, June 8 6:30-8:00pm Do you love getting down to some Bad Girl RiRi but find that you spend more time in the yoga studio than in the club? This class is for you. Do you find that you’re spending way too much time at the club and know that you should be spending more time at the yoga studio? This class is for you. Are you somewhere in between? It’s for you too. Come spend 90 minutes moving through a fun and funky vinyasa class to the tunes of all your favorite badass ladies of hip hop. Prepare yourself for a lighthearted all levels flow class, filled with glute activation for improved booty shaking, and maybe even some gentle twerking. Come celebrate yourself! Investment: $20 ($18 members)
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.”
Investment: Entire Series $130 Drop-ins $17
The Way of the Zen Warrior
with Erik Burling Saturday, June 16 11:30am-2:30pm Join Erik for a thought-provoking and light-hearted discussion centering on discernment, contemplation and the fulfillment of spiritual prophecy. Citing Buddhist scripture, The Bhagavad Gita and The Journey of Souls, we’ll explore the the process of reincarnation and its relation to karma and dharma (spiritual duty). Students should be comfortable discussing past-life theory and how it relates to present life circumstances. All theory will accept a premise that we are all spiritual beings merely having a human experience. What does it mean to be a ‘once-returner’? And how can The Way of Zen Warrior assist us in fulfilling our purpose on this planet? Join us and we’ll find out. Investment: Sliding scale $10-$20 -- cash preferred.
Glo-Flo Summer Solstice Party
with Jenysbel Duran Friday, June 22 7:30-9:00pm Looking for something different to do on Friday Night? Come take a glow in the dark vinyasa class with upbeat tunes that take place under black lights! Be sure to wear white or bright neon colors for an extra "glow" effect. Show up a few minutes early to apply some black light body paint and crack a few glow sticks. After, strut your glow over to our next door neighbor, Love City Brewing for some well deserved beer!
Yin Yoga & Poetry Night with Anika Pyle & Lauren Burling
Tuesday, July 10 7:00-8:30pm All are invited to attend a yin yoga class followed by an opportunity to read and write your own poetry. This evening is inspired by Lauren & Anika's mutual adoration for the poet Mary Oliver.
Donation-based with your current pass (suggested $5-15).