Special Events


Pre-registration is required for all workshops due to printed material and space limited to 8 students.


Saturday, December 1, 2018;  1:00-4:00 pm
$30 per student, All levels welcome

     The heart is an incredible organ with amazing amounts of strength.  It pumps an ocean of blood in our lifetime and endures all the emotional ups and downs in the affairs of the heart.

All of us protect our heart on some level, i.e. physically and emotionally.  “Armoring” from disappointment or heartbreak may give us a tendency to slouch or cave into the chest area.  Also, tightness stored in the upper back area is another way of closing down the ‘back door’ to the heart.

In this workshop we will explore the placement of the heart in the chakra system.  We will move through asanas (yoga postures) that will focus upon opening the heart and its surrounding areas. This exploration will bring us through Sun Salutes, gentle back bends (Cobra, Salabhasana…), working up to deeper back bends (Dhanurasana, Natarajasana…) that need the extra time to build up heat and flexibility.

What better way to investigate this myriad of emotions and give your own heart a gift in a safe and fun environment?  All levels are welcome.  So, come join us on Saturday afternoon and get to know your loving heart a little better.  Contact Joy: pranandayoga@gmail.com


Saturday, December 8, 2018;  1:00-4:00 pm
$30 per student, All levels welcome

     This workshop focuses on the fifth, sixth and seventh chakras.  The throat chakra deals with communication- speaking with courage through your higher intelligence.  The sixth chakra- the third eye (forehead) is your center of higher intelligence or your intuition.  We all have intuition; it’s just a matter of exercising it and making it stronger.  The seventh chakra at the crown of your head is the opening to enlightenment.  An open body (asanas), mind (meditation) and spirit (breath) are the key to the seventh chakra.

In this hectic world, it is inevitable to have blockages in these areas.  They are workable and not impossible hurdles.  Pranayama (breathing techniques) such as Viloma and Ujjayi breathing, Kapalabhati and Nadi Sodhana will be broken down and practiced. Chanting will be taught in a very palatable fashion to begin to get comfortable making sound and truly feel its benefits.  Visualization, concentration (dharana) techniques and guided relaxations will be practiced to be able to bring them into ones daily yoga and meditation practice.

This is a wonderful in which to partake during the holiday season.  Give a gift to yourself.  Contact Joy: pranandayoga@gmail.com.


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