Yin Aroma and the Wear and Care of Essential Oils with Karen Meyer
Saturday, June 8
$40 in advance, $50 at the door. (oil supplies for class and take home customized product)
Learn how to nourish your body, mind and soul. Create a customized body oil and/or spray to take home for your comfort and joy.
In this experiential workshop you will learn:
- The basic care of essential oils, methods and usage
- Why essential oils are important to create balance in your body and how you can incorporate them into your daily life and yoga routine
- How to include essential oils into your life to: refine focus and mental clarity, deepen mental, physical and emotional grounding, increase stamina, improve sleep, and reduce muscle and joint pain
- How to create your own body oil and spray for your personal use
Sense Writing for All Artists
DATES and TIME:
Saturdays, June 23 & 30 from 12:30-4:00pm
Bring the calmness of yoga into your creative life. A physical meditation workshop designed to reduce your anxiety over making art.
For the first time, principles of Yoga and Somatic Education (Feldenkrais) are being integrated into the art of writing. Created by Madelyn Kent, former New York University Creative Writing faculty, Sense Writing uses physical and writing exercises to free up your creative voice, ease your nervous system, and refine your craft.
Over the course of a week, through physical, meditation, writing exercises – both at home and in-class – you will use your own life stories to explore the connection between your senses, emotions, and imagination.
- Fully inhabit the world of your writing through meditation and visualizations.
- Learn to set realistic creative goals and meet them effectively.
- Complete two to three pieces of creative non-fiction.
Borrowing from the tradition of Hatha Yoga, where the body is used to calm the mind, Sense Writing uses this state to help you access your voice. Because the focus of the approach is on what is felt and “tangible” rather than abstract ideas of “good writing,” writers of all levels and genres learn to quiet their inner critic and trust their impulses.
Used by artists of all genres to re-invigorate and find new dimensions to their art.
Madelyn Kent has served on the faculty of NYU/Tisch teaching playwriting, screenwriting, and memoir writing. The developer of “Sense Writing,” she has held workshops and classes in North America and abroad. She is certified in Feldenkrais Somatic Education/ATM.
Peggy Stafford, a two-time MacDowell fellow, has taught creative writing at the University of Washington’s Summer Program, and playwriting at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue Committee. Madelyn and Peggy have worked together for several years initiating and creating collaborative environments.
More about us and the classes at: www.pearstudios.org or give us a calls at 917.702.0151.
Redefining Balance weekend series with Adi Carter
Location: GH - Grand
7/19/2013 - 7/21/2013
Friday: $25 pre-reg, $30 day off, free for members but have to sign up with a desk staff member
Saturday and Sunday: $25 pre-reg, $30 day of, $60 for all three
Friday, 7/19/2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CORE INTEGRATION: an evening immersion into the core and where it can take us. Open to all, this workshop will tone up your abs and tune them in to taking the yoga practice upside down, into arm balances and some heart opening backbends.
Saturday, 7/20/2013 12-2pm INVERSION IMMERSION: dedicated to all things upside down and the desire to shift perspective inside and out, this workshop will start with a yoga flow warm up and transition to introduce techniques and forms of spotting that will help students of all levels to go deeper into the practice of handstands, forearm stands and head stands. Open to all levels.
Saturday, 7/20/2013 4-6pm THAI MASSAGE & PARTNER ASSISTS: wind down the day and restore tired muscles and joints with this workshop is dedicated to restoring energy and balance. Thai Massage uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and adjustments that can include muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. No experience necessary, Thai Massage is easy to follow and learn, also a useful tool for yoga teachers giving adjustments in class.
Sunday, 7/21/2013 12-2pm - ACROYOGA: Also known as flying yoga or doing yoga poses on someone's feet, AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. This workshop will seal in the week-end series through a unique practice that redefines your sense of fun and connection and is open to all.
Adi has been a life long student of practicing yoga off the mat in all shapes and forms especially when it involves being outdoors. Her passion for movement and the environment have taken her on countless adventures around the world and she currently travels and teaches as part of the YogaSlackers sharing the modalities of redefining balance through yoga, slacklining, AcroYoga, climbing, surfing, mountain biking and just about anything else you can think to do on the Earth's terrain. With her car as a home base you can find her somewhere in the vicinity of an ocean, climb site, mountain or legit climbing tree as she works with students on and off the mat to discover a new sense of balance, strength and focus in whatever their form of practice might be. www.adicarter.com
Payment required at time of registration
Open Meditation Classby donation
1st and 3rd Sunday of every month
with Steve Prestiani and Amanda Capobianco.
88 Roebling Street