Workshops are a wonderful way to enhance your knowledge, deepen
your dedication, come together in community and grow your practice.
They also involve a significant financial commitment – which given
budgetary responsibility may be difficult to justify. That said, we do not
want anyone to miss out on any workshop they may want to attend – they
are just too valuable. So, for all workshops, we offer scholarships and
a sliding scale for those in need. Please contact studio to apply.
Registration Policy: It is fine to sign up for Early Bird Discount and still
pay the day of the workshop IF you definitely plan to attend.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours notice required to cancel for full refund
(minus administrative fee). Last minute cancellations cannot be refunded.
If you were planning to pay the day of the workshop, it is still necessary to
pay. Thank you for honoring this policy.
4-wk THE INHARA PRACTICE
w/ Marissa Farrell
Fall Dates - Tues. 6:45-8:15p - 9/12-10/3
$249 (includes $25 manual and weekly video practice)
$200 (if taken the 4-wk class before)
OR email or sign up at studio
The InHara Practice (or as some call it - The Vagina
Workshop) is a transformational practice
developed by Marissa Farrell and designed specifically for women for
healing her creative center and invigorating her life.
The word Hara stands for the soft abdomen in Japanese. The InHara
Practice is a system of movement for women to reconnect with the most
primal portion of her body, within her pelvis.
During this 4-wk workshop, women will move through a specific sequence
of "exercises" to connect with, tone, invigorate, and juice up the
abdominal walls and pelvic floor. Immediate results have been: a stronger
center and lift to a sagging pelvic floor. Long term results have included:
re-lifting of prolapsed pelvic organs, vibrant sexual health, greater
knowledge and confidence in your sexuality, and a renewal of the upward
fountain of your creative drive. This program is for all women, at any age
and at any stage of her life.
Marissa is a yoga teacher at Laughing Dog, specializing in pre/postnatal yoga. She is also a Childbirth Educator and Doula. She has trained in extensively in core practices to tone pelvic floor and decrease diastasis (abdominal wall separation that naturally occurs in childbirth and many times does not close up. It also can occur thru improper core training).
EMPATHY IN AnyBODY ~
Yoga & Intro. to Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
w/ Cat McCarthy
Fri. 10/13 - Sun. 10/15
TG(Ganesha)IF Yoga Class, 6:30-8:30p - $40
Sat. & Sun. Intro. to NVC, 1-4p/each day - $110
Entire Weekend - $130
There is a saying that “Conflict happens so learn to navigate it well”. This may
be especially relevant now. Join Cat, both gifted teacher & NVC facilitator, for
this special weekend of Yoga and the practice of Non-Violent Communication.
Friday evening will be a fun All Levels Yoga Class to end the week and
begin the weekend.
Sat. & Sun. will be an Introduction to NVC. This 6 hr. workshop introduces
the key concepts of NVC. It helps you compassionately understand your
habitual behavior and translate judgments into awareness. You will acquire
tools of emotional intelligence to help generate the new neural pathways of
empathy. There will be a mix of yoga, insightful NVC exercises and discussion,
so bring your yoga mat, notebook/pen, along w/ an open heart & curious
mind. Get ready to shift your perspective on a cellular level.
Cat McCarthy, ERYT-500 is dedicated yoga practitioner since 1993 and innovative
teacher/trainer since 2002, Cat holds teaching certifications in Anusara Yoga, Kripalu Yoga,
and The Barnes Method Prenatal Yoga and has studied extensively within the philosophical
tradition of Rajanaka Yoga. Cat's facilitation in NVC (Non-Violent Communication) has helped
bridge her conflict resolution skills to her yoga practice both on and off the mat. Mixing
dynamic alignment and re-patterning tools with a playful approach, Cat's guidance is
informative and entertaining. When not traversing the globe to teach yoga, this Emmynominated
filmmaker directs/produces non-fiction projects. For more info, please visit:
FRANKLIN METHOD Full-Day IMMERSION
w/ Damian McCann
Sun. 11/12 - 10-4:45p
$175 (includes FM band & FM balls)
Time to take your movement to the next level. No matter what techniques
you practice, or if you just want to deepen your experience of how a healthy
body functions, Franklin Method provides an evidence-based meditative,
practical, and enjoyable approach to anatomical embodiment.
Franklin Method is the ultimate life-hack, improving the way our bodies
function not just in exercise but in everyday life, creating a peaceful mind and
WHAT WE'LL COVER:
This will involve an understanding of movement philosophy from the Franklin
Method perspective, highlighting the importance of imagery to successful
Understanding the science and application of mind/body techniques for
improving movement, posture, confidence, motivation, strength, flexibility,
balance and stability;
Discovery of healthy and efficient movement through embodying the muscles
and fascia of the body;
Embodying alignment as a dynamic 3-dimensional event and the
corresponding bone-rhythms, thus improving posture and allowing more
Experience the importance of the organs in movement;
Explore how the functional understanding of the body can be applied to
practices such as yoga in order to empower excellent teaching of healthy
movement by experiencing it ourselves.
Simple and effective ball & band exercises will seamlessly incorporate this
knowledge, allowing us to experience what healthy movement can truly be
and how to apply it to every aspect of life, including the practice or teaching
of any movement technique.
Damian McCann has been studying and teaching the Franklin Method for twelve years and is a
member of the Franklin Method teacher training faculty. In this time he has trained extensively
with founder Eric Franklin and teaches weekly classes in NYC as well as workshops in US, Canada
and Europe. His journey into the somatic arts began when he went in search of an alternative to
surgery for his chronic back pain, spending many years traveling and studying with those he
considered to be experts in the field of Movement Science and Energy Medicine. Damian is
passionate about providing tools to facilitate radical change in body and mind, resulting in a
whole new experience of pleasurable, healthy, and efficient movement in everyday life. His well
rounded training also includes BodyTalk, Source Point Therapy, Yuen Method, Reflexology, Tui
Na, Swedish and Sports Rehab Massage, Aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Matrix
Energetics and he is a Reiki Master.
yogaHOPE TIMBo PROGRAM & TRAININGS
8-wk TIMBo PROGRAM
w/ Jennifer Harvey, Melanie Hannon & Katherine Gekas
Tues. 7:15-8:45p ~ Resumes in Sept - Date TBD
$280 (includes manual)
OR email email@example.com or sign up at studio
The 9-wk yogaHOPE Trauma Informed Mind Body Program (TIMBo) is simple,
accessible and transformational. It is designed for women and strategically
addresses the effects of stress and trauma on the body and mind. Through
guided discussion, reflection, yoga and meditation, participants learn key
practices for better health, resilience and well-being. You will gain tools to
balance your nervous system, manage chronic stress and cultivate selfawareness
and compassion. Join us for this healing and empowering program.
We are offering a FREE info session (Tues. 4/25 - 7:15-8:30p) on the TIMBo
theory, methods, and practice. Hear why this program is so effective and how
it can change the way you think about yourself, your health and your ongoing
happiness. Bring your questions and learn more about this powerful program.
100 hr yogaHOPE Certified TIMBo Facilitator TRAINING
Both Online and In-Person Training Options throughout the year - for those who want to become TIMBo Facilitators.
FOR DETAILS about Facilitator Training http://yogahope.org/timbotraining/
AN EVENING OF KIRTAN
w/ Kirtan Soul Revival
Sat. 7- 9:30p - Next Date TBD
$25 in advance $30 at the door
OR email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at studio
Join Kirtan Soul Revival for an evening of heartfelt, funky devotional music. They
combine traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, spirituals and music from
around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges funk, rock,
rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Will raise the roof and uplift the
This promises to be a special evening!!
For info & music/video clips - www.kirtansoulrevival.com
SOUND BATH ~
Singing Bowls Journey
w/ Bindy Johnson
New Date TBD
$30 ~ Space is Limited!
TO REGISTER: (pre-registration required)
OR email email@example.com or sign up at studio
We are delighted to welcome Bindy back to the studio for an
evening of healing sound. Through the beautiful sounds of 25 alchemy
crystal singing bowls each infused with a mineral, metal or gemstone,
antique Tibetan & Indian bowls and other harmonious percussion
instruments you will be bathed in the healing vibration of sound.
Bindy will lead us on a 90 min. soul journey to other worlds and deep
spiritual levels with tones that connect your to your chakras, your guides
and to the Divine. The journey begins with chanting followed by breath
work to prepare for the sound bath. Through the realm of peaceful and
healing sound frequencies you will open the portals of your right brain and
connect to the place beyond thoughts.
Join in with these ancient vibrations, open your heart and expand.
Once we open our hearts and minds the possibilities and journeys are
Bindy, has intuitive gifts that bring peace and healing to the mind, body and soul. She
works with people to help them live the lives they truly desire. The space she holds is full
of love, compassion, empowerment and unity.