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Happy Hips Yoga Workshop

Tuesday, August 17, 2021       5:30 to 7:00 pm

One of the most common requests in yoga is hip for openers, something many of us just love to hate. So many of us spend the majority of the day sitting at our desks now, which, shorten the hip flexors (front of hip) and tighten the hip rotators (back).
Hip openers are so important for many reasons. When hips are tight, they increase the load and cause overuse of the spine. Additional benefits include improved range of motion, better circulation, and decreased back pain. Opening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well. Yogic tradition holds the hips as a storage ground for negative feelings and pent-up emotions, especially ones related to control in our lives.
This workshop will include a series of gentle to moderate yoga poses that focus on opening the hips and releasing negative emotions.

$32 per guest, preregistration required. Due to limited class sizes refunds and/or credits will no longer be offered for cancellations. Led by Jessica Demers

 

Yoga Hike

Forest Path
Tuesday, September 7, 2021       5:30 to 7:00(ish)

Connect with nature during a Yoga Hike at the Menunketesuck Nature Preserve

 

Join Jess for a mindful journey. Starting with a series of brief stretches and meditation, where Jess will give you questions to contemplate as you mindfully walk this moderate trail. Pausing along the way to practice a pose, enjoy nature, and reflect. Then ending with simple stretches and a simple closing meditation.

Please bring water and a towel to sit on for meditation. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, sunblock and bug spray.

Rain Date Wednesday, September 7

$32 per guest, preregistration required.

 Led by Jessica Demers

 

Plank Pose

Core and Restore Yoga Workshop

Sunday, September 19, 2021       10:30 to noon

Join Jess for a dynamic 45 minute Vinyasa class with fun core strengthening exercises woven in. Then relax and let go during 45 minutes of blissful Restorative Yoga. A perfect way to tone, strengthen, and pamper yourself!

$32 per guest, preregistration required. Due to limited class sizes refunds and/or credits will no longer be offered for cancellations. Led by Jessica Demers

 

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Starts September 25

Share your love of yoga with others!

 

Fore more information click the "Yoga Instructor Training" tab "click here to register button".

 

Yoga Hike

Forest Path
Tuesday, October 5, 2021       5:30 to 7:00(ish)

Connect with nature during a Yoga Hike at the Menunketesuck Nature Preserve

 

Join Jess for a mindful journey. Starting with a series of brief stretches and meditation, where Jess will give you questions to contemplate as you mindfully walk this moderate trail. Pausing along the way to practice a pose, enjoy nature, and reflect. Then ending with simple stretches and a simple closing meditation.

Please bring water and a towel to sit on for meditation. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, sunblock and bug spray.

Rain Date Wednesday, October 6

$32 per guest, preregistration required.

 Led by Jessica Demers

 

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Happy Hips 6 Week Series

Tuesdays, October 12 to November 16, 2021       5:30 to 6:30 pm

We always listen to your request here at BKS, that is why we are introducing our first 6 week Happy Hips Series! Join Jess for playful, informative sessions centered around the hips, which, are often tight due to our lifestyles sitting too much and/or improper alignment when standing and moving. When hips are tight they increase the load and cause overuse of the spine, which in turn, can cause pain, injury. 
Additional benefits include improved range of motion, better circulation, and decreased pain. Opening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well. Yogic tradition holds the hips as a storage ground for negative feelings and pent-up emotions, especially ones related to control in our lives.
The series will include a mix of gentle to moderate yoga poses, building week to week.  

$84 per guest, preregistration required. Due to limited class sizes refunds and/or credits will no longer be offered for cancellations. Led by Jessica Demers

 

Bare Feet

Yoga for Feet and Ankles

Sunday, October 17, 2021       10:30 to noon

So many of us under estimate the strain we put on our feet and ankles every day. The ankle is a small but incredible important joint that we may not notices until something is wrong. 
In this workshop we will explore various exercises to assist in reducing ankle & foot pain and inflammation, increase awareness of position to improve balance, and reduce the risk of ankle sprains. With proper care to the foot and ankle you may even loose weight; after all, your feet bear every pound you carry and with healthier feet you'll be able to move better. 

$32 per guest, preregistration required. Due to limited class sizes refunds and/or credits will no longer be offered for cancellations. Led by Jessica Demers

 

Shoulder Stretch

Yoga for Shoulders

Sunday, November 14, 2021       10:30 to noon

Carry the world on your shoulders? This workshop is for you! Join Jess to better understand the basic anatomy of the shoulder. As well as, how you can approach your  shoulders in a gentle, yet deep, way with a variety of movements and modifications. 

$32 per guest, preregistration required. Due to limited class sizes refunds and/or credits will no longer be offered for cancellations. Led by Jessica Demers

 

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Restorative Yoga Workshop

Sunday, November 28, 2021       5:30 to 7:00 pm

Take time out of your busy life to let go and renew at our Restorative Yoga Workshop. Restorative Yoga is a gentle therapeutic style of yoga that uses props to support the body in restful still positions. The focus is to quiet the mind and restore the central nervous system. It a soothing and nurturing practice. Deeply relax and feel refreshed after an hour and a half group session.

$32 per guest, preregistration required. Due to limited class sizes refunds and/or credits will no longer be offered for cancellations. Led by Jessica Demers

 

Christmas Gifts

Holiday Stress Reduction Yoga Workshop

Sunday, December 12, 2021       10:30 to noon

Are you feeling the stress in your day to day life? Learn to ease your anxiety with movement, guided meditation, and various breathing exercises. Gain tips and techniques to tap into the feeling of grounding, centeredness, and stillness outside of the studio setting. Calming the mind and body, leaving you to feel energized, focused, and open to fully enjoy life!

$32 per guest, preregistration required. Due to limited class sizes refunds and/or credits will no longer be offered for cancellations. Led by Jessica Demers