Ayurveda forSelf Care with Dr Swati Mhaske of HemaVeda Ayurveda, Friday, March 29th, 6-8 p.m. – Ayurveda is India’s ancient holistic medicine system; the oldest, continually practiced in the world. Its focus is to create harmony within our own unique being, and with the world around us. Half common-sense – half magic, this beautiful, powerful and 5,000+ year old way of living is needed now more than ever.Learn how to view your health and self-care in completely new, profound and simple ways. Join Ayurveda Dr.  Swati Mhaske and clinical researcher to  learn the essentials of Ayurveda, easy self-care practices and healthy routine adjustments for radical healing of the body, mind and spirit. Handouts on Ayurveda lifestyle, and healthy spring recipes will be provided with the lecture! Pre-registration required. $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

GABRIEL HALPERN – Friday, April 5th  & Saturday, April 6th. The Meiste returns… Weekend Theme:The Reality Of The Unseen”

Please note: These workshops are BOTH CURRENTLY FULL. If you are already signed up in the studio, please use the form below to register and hold your spot. If you are not already signed up and you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, please call, email or let us know in the studio.

Friday, April 5th, 6-9 p.m. “Props are Us” This workshop is currently FULL. Contemporary yogis use props. Props safely teach many fundamentals necessary for further advancement in yoga. Execution of asanas that were previously out of reach now become accessible. The possibilities and variations of prop usage are limitless and can be done more safely and with better alignment. Tonight we will explore how many benefits can accrue from adding props such as belts, blocks, blankets, chairs, and wall ropes can support to your poses. Pre-registration required. $45/workshop in advance. $50 at the door. 

Saturday, April 6th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Kriya Yoga: Yoga Trifecta” This workshop is currently FULL. The classical definition of Kriya Yoga includes tapas, swadhyaya, and isvara pranidhana. Gabriel will articulate the philosophy behind each niyama with a power point presentation and a lively group discussion about the philosophical implications of Kriya Yoga for our daily life.  The workshop finishes with a sequence of asanas that help develop self discipline, study habits, and devotion to our chosen ideal. Pre-registration required. $45/workshop in advance. $50 at the door. 

Master Teacher Workshops with Gabriel Halpern

YOGA & POETRY, Sunday, April 7th, 1-3 p.m. – Feeling the need to carve out some creative space for yourself? Join us for an afternoon of yoga and poetry co-hosted by the Atrocious Poets. We’ll use our yoga practice to accelerate introspection and mindfulness, and to get our creative juices flowing. Following our practice, we’ll have a guided poetry-writing experience. No previous writing experience is necessary, everyone is welcome! Please bring a notebook or paper, and something to write with. This event is part of the One City, One Poet celebration. Pre-registration required. $25 in advance. $30 at the door.

“YOGA FOR RECOVERY- Shadow Work for the Heart Warrior”Friday, April 19th, 6-8 p.m. with Michael Liang. A workshop for finding hidden injuries in your body and mind – and bringing more life to them. So many of us are living with chronic tensions, pains and blockages in our bodies from past traumas, sometimes covered and hidden from our attention. Doing shadow work on your yoga mat is to consciously decide to look at the less flattering aspects of yourself, and bring love to those places and grow from that awareness. Bringing love (awareness) to your shadow can allow an opportunity towards liberation by giving you something that relates to the struggles of your own life to understand and work with. This work gives us a sense or purpose – Dharma – within. In this workshop, you will explore different areas of your body to grasp a better understanding of what you’re feeling and how it relates to the aspects of your being in your body, your mind and your heart. You will work through this practice with gentle dynamic movements and stable asanas (postures) for recovery and sustainable strength. $30 suggested donation.All proceeds to benefit Warp Corps’ suicide and substance abuse prevention program. Please sign up below. 

FREE COMMUNITY CLASS! Sunday, April 28th at 4 p.m. Love offerings welcome!

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, YOGA & GLITTER JARS!! with Cara & Jennifer Hahne, Saturday, May 4th, 1-3 p.m. Enjoy a mindful, fun afternoon of yoga and creativity. This workshop will include practical strategies to manage stress and tune into the body and present moment.  We will do some yoga with Cara and then a guided meditation with Jennifer. Learn some breathing techniques, practice taking a mindful pause and make your own calming glitter jar to take home!  Jennifer Hahne has worked as a school psychologist for 12+ years in a diverse high school outside of Chicago.  Her work includes providing school based social-emotional support and crisis management as well as teaching mindfulness and meditation. Jennifer serves on the board for an organization that empowers young girls in West Africa to attain an education and also chaperones camping trips for adolescents to plug into nature. She is a converted wellness junkie post-cancer diagnosis and has a passion for writing, clean living and adventuring. $20 suggested donation. Proceeds to support Warp Corps. Please register below.