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BKC SUNDAY WORKSHOP Lisa Lutton Yoga and the Alexander Technique September 29 4:15-5:45 2 COUPONS OR $20 RHYTHMS Would you like to improve your posture, eliminate chronic pain, reduce tension and stress, and learn a revolutionary yet complementary approach to your yoga practice? Come and learn how the Alexander Technique can help you transform your movement patterns, so you can move better and feel better whether you're in downward facing dog or just walking the dog. You'll learn to recognize and release harmful patterns of tension, allowing you to move more efficiently, with less strain on the body. The Technique is a mindfulness practice that can be applied to anything. When applied to yoga your practice can become fueled by curiosity, a sense of expansion, and reliance on the natural buoyancy and internal...



BKC SUNDAY WORKSHOP  AUGUST 18 4:15-5:45 2 COUPONS OR $20 RHYTHMS YIN YOGA WITH JENNY GADBOIS Heating and cooling, expanding and contracting, arising and ceasing are all aspects of the ebb and flow of life. Our Yang yoga practices like vinyasa and ashtanga heat the body and are dependent on contractions to propel them; Yang elevates the heart rate and forces blood through the tissues. On the other side of the spectrum, Yin yoga is a cooling practice that accesses the deepest tissues of the body - tendons, ligaments and bones. Stimulating these areas allows the subtle life-force energy of chi or prana to flow freely throughout the body system. Although similar to restorative yoga in its use of props and long held postures, Yin is specific in its focus. Relying...


BKC December 17 Workshop

BKC Sunday December 17 Workshop Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Ani Nadler Grosser Welcome the Winter Solstice with a candlelit class featuring Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep)! In Restorative Yoga we use blankets, blocks and pillows to support ourselves in basic yoga poses. Yoga Nidra is guided Savasana (deep relaxation) that focuses on assisting the mind to relax as well as the body. During the dark and cold time of year, our bodies crave comfort, warmth and deep rest which is exactly what this class will offer you. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. Please bring 2 blankets and a pillow. The class will be taught by Ani Nadler Grosser who has been teaching yoga since 1980 and was trained in Restorative Yoga by Judith Lasater. 4:15-5:45 pm 2 coupons or $12 Rhythms ...


Cleansing Rejuvenation for the Fall

Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:15-5:45 at Rhythms   Join us for a workshop focused on taking care of you during this seasonal transition using Ayurvedic principles and essential oils. As the fall season is upon us, our bodies are replicating the environmental changes you see before you. Where leaves are changing to brilliant fiery red, our bodies are balancing the fiery summer heat we leave behind with the colder shift to come. The practice of Ayurveda pays tribute to these swirling energies and teaches us how to embrace the reorganization that is taking place physically, mentally and emotionally within us. In our workshop we will demonstrate just some of the Ayurvedic principles that help you detoxify and reinvigorate yourselves in this delicate time of year. We will share: Basic things to...


Yoga for Healthy Bones

with Regina Burgio Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:15-5:45 Rhythms Recent studies have shown that yoga is one of the safest preventative measures and treatments for low bone mass, a condition that affects half of everyone over the age of 50. If you have osteopenia, osteoporosis or are just interested in strengthening your bones, then this yoga workshop is for you. Learn safe poses and exercises that improve posture, balance, and strength as well as movements that are contraindicated. Breath work and relaxation will also be incorporated. Leave feeling relaxed, empowered and standing taller! This workshop is also ideal for anyone who is feeling the negative effects of technology on their body and mind. Hunching over mobile devices and office desks can lead to a host of muscular and spinal issues. All levels...


Soul Journey

with Susannah Gale Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:15-5:45 Rhythms Experience a Soul Journey which stems from ancient Shamanic practices intended to bring about deep healing and spiritual growth. As you lay comfortably on your back, you will be guided through a visual meditation. Journaling afterwards is a key component to help integrate the experience and so space will be provided to complete this process. Please bring paper and pen....


Strong Body, Spacious Mind

with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen Sunday, July 9, 2017 4:15-5:45 Rhythms Join master teacher Sudha Carolyn Lundeen for this workshop on strong body, spacious mind. The focus will be on opening the joints, expanding the capacity of the lungs and quieting the monkey mind. Includes asana, pranayama and meditation. (Please bring a long scarf to cover the eyes and block out the light.)...