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BKC December 16 Workshop  Five Element Yoga and Yoga Nidra   Jennifer Reis  4:15-5:45 Rhythms 2 yoga coupons or $20     Are you ready to realign yourself with the rhythms of nature? Five Element Yoga® is a potent practice that invites you to celebrate your body with yoga postures, flow with breathing, revitalize with mudras, and detoxify with self-massage. Plus find deepest rest with Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra.   According to the ancient wisdom of yoga, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether are the archetypal building blocks that compose everything in the Universe, including nature and the human body. Wellness depends on the balance of these internal five elements. Five Element Yoga helps you realign your elements to find natural rhythm resulting in increased health and happiness.   Five Element Yoga, developed by Jennifer Reis, weaves...

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BKC November 11 Workshop  4:15-5:45 Rhythms Regina Burgio  12 Yoga Poses to Improve Bone Strength  2 yoga coupons or $20  In this workshop you will learn the 12 yoga poses that have been shown to improve bone health from Dr. Loren Fishman's groundbreaking 10-year study. When done daily, the 12 poses have been shown to reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia in those that have it, and build bone in those who do not have these conditions, and don't want them. This workshop is ideal for beginners who are new to yoga or seasoned practitioners who may want to adapt their practice to focus on improving bone health. There are beginner, intermediate and advanced versions of all 12 poses. In addition, we will cover other exercises and stretches that improve posture, balance and...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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.)...

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