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Journey Blain

Journey Blain has been practicing yoga for fourteen years and has been teaching for the last three. She is passionate about alignment and enjoys teaching all varieties of vinyasa classes. Her influences include Jason Crandell, Sofi Dilof, Katonah Yoga, and Prem Prakash. Journey works full time as an art teacher in Essex, Vermont and regularly subs at our studio.

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Is Yoga the Future of Healthcare?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Healthcare is in a crisis in the United States. Even with the Affordable Care Act, too many people are underinsured or without insurance. For many patients, high deductibles and copayments, make access to healthcare providers limited to annual visits or emergencies. Politicians, researchers and government agencies talk a lot about the need to shift towards preventative medicine, but insurance carriers exclude many providers from billing for preventative services. However, healthcare…

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Bonnie Glass

Bonnie began exploring yoga during college when she was a NCAA Division I Varsity athlete who needed balance and calm. After college graduation she moved to New York City to pursue a social work career and continue her personal exploration of yoga and mindfulness. As she worked with diverse populations that experienced trauma, violence, illness, and loss she quickly recognized the benefits of yoga for the communities she served and for herself.

In 2012 Bonnie attended Kripalu Center for…

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Gaby Goldberg

Gaby is passionate about reconnecting people to the truest aspects of themselves. Yoga is the modality that leads her closest to this, offering deep, lasting healing and the ability to embrace ones whole self. Knowing and understanding the potentiality that exists within each practitioner empowers Gaby to create and hold space that not only plants seeds of transformation, but supports the cultivation and growth of the individual.

She offers yoga experiences that gently open the…

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Yoga Wall: Release Your Neck and Shoulders

November 4, 2016

Doesn’t it seem that the stresses of modern society have it out for our shoulders and necks? Texting giving us “text neck”, sitting all day at the computer…the impact of a fast-paced life can lead to chronic tension in the upper back and shoulders.

Come unplug yourself and feel shoulder and neck tension melt away in this delicious yoga wall workshop led by Michelle Downing DPT RYT.

Friday, Nov 4, 5:45-7:15pm,
$30
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Yoga Lab

November 19, 2016

Are there postures you still don’t “get”? What does “tucking your tailbone” or “engaging your core” really mean? In the flow of a group class, it can be hard to stop and ask all the questions you might have. The longer you’ve been practicing, the more questions you may have.

Workshop participants should come with a problem, question, or a particular more-challenging posture that they’d like to work on and understand better. We’ll do a quick warmup and start breaking down perhaps half a…

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Restorative Yoga

November 13, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Replenish your body and mind in this 5- week restorative yoga series with Sarah Diedrick. Each week we will explore a different family of supportive restorative postures (backbends, forward folds, hip openers, inversions & side bends) that all use props to hold the body in a comfortable place and promote opening and relaxation.

Restorative yoga triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, lowering stress levels and releasing tension in the body and mind to promote a greater sense of…

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Yoga for a Healthy Body and Self Image

November 3, 2016 - December 15, 2016

There is a misconception that yoga is for a specific body type. Have you been hesitant to attend a class because of your weight, shape, or doubt in your ability to do it “the right way”? Have you struggled with an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body/self-image? If so, this 6 week series is for you.

We will practice gentle and restorative yoga in a safe, non-judgmental environment while exploring modifications that support you. Gentle and restorative yoga gives you space to…

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Chair Yoga

October 12, 2016 - November 16, 2016

Don’t let mobility or balance challenges stop you from practicing yoga! Join Andrea Trombley, PT for a 6 week series using chairs as props for anyone who finds getting down on the floor or standing for a full hour difficult. This class is appropriate for those who are new to yoga, or who have done yoga and want to practice in a setting with others. The emphasis will be on practicing together, having fun, increasing flexibility, increasing strength, and establishing a home…

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Yoga for a Healthy Back

This series is designed for people with low back pain who wish to return to yoga practice or explore yoga as a method of managing their symptoms. Students will learn basic lumbar spine anatomy, yoga principles and modification of poses that work best for their diagnosis. We will develop a yoga routine that includes breathing exercises, stretches, core strengthening, flowing poses and relaxation exercises.  This semester we will be incorporating the Yoga Wall to learn how stabilizing…

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