FREE Arts Fest Yoga on Old Main Lawn
Saturday, July 14th, 9:00-10:00am
Join us for our 6th year of providing a fun, outdoor yoga class during Arts Fest! Bring your yoga mat, a towel, or just practice in the lawn. (Depending on the weather, sunscreen and water may also be a good idea.) Mandy will be teaching to the beginner/intermediate student. Brand new yogis are welcome to attend, and those with a long history of practice are encouraged to challenge themselves as they’d like.
No pre-registration required!
Nada Upasana: The Yoga of Sound and Music for Healing
Saturday, August 25th, 2:30-5:00pm
This playshop offers three deep immersions into experiencing Sacred Sound:
Prana means life force or breath sustaining the body; Ayama translates as “to extend or draw out.” Together they mean “breath extension or control”. We will practice 2 powerful Techniques to deeply relax the body for the Sound Meditations
The Mystical essence of sound as expressed through the voice or “Speech Sound” We will Practice Vocal harmonization sounds including:
• “BIJAS” Seed sounds of the Chakras
• “KOTOTAMA” Pure sound.Key noted Vowels for harmonizing the 5 vital organs
• “HINDUSTANI MODES” Music scales of consciousness & Cosmic Awareness
• “BHAKTI MANTRAS” Devotional group chanting for Healing
Conscious Realization of Acoustic Musical Sounds We will experience a “Sound Harmonization Healing” meditation with live music using specialized acoustic instruments including:
• Harmonium, Drums, rattles and ambient instruments (Rainstick/Ocean Drum)
• Himalayan singing Bowls, Gongs, Koshi Chimes, and temple bells
• Monochorde and tuned harps / Didgeridoo, Ocharina, and flutes
• Pentatonic Kalimba, and Tongue drums (Metal and Wooden)
Christo Pellani Recognized internationally as a master drummer/percussionist, educator, and visionary healer. Christo facilitates human potential by creating products and experiences that blend principles of rhythm and sound awareness, energy healing, and expressive movement for personal growth and wellness More info on Christo: www.soundformation.com
Cost: $30. Space is limited! Register via PayPal now. Due to the nature of Christo’s travel, no refunds will be given.
Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation with Jen Yost
Saturday, October 6th, 3:30-5:00pm
Research has found that one hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to four hours of sleep. Benefits of the practice may include:
• Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression
• Decreased insomnia and sleep disturbances
• Decreased perception of chronic and acute pain
• Improved interpersonal relations
• Increased energy levels
• Increased sense of control, confidence and joy in life
• Greater sense of peace and well-being
This class will include:
• Delicious gentle yoga to release tension
• A special long, deeply healing and rejuvenating yoga nidra relaxation
• We’ll end our practice chanting beautiful, uplifting mantras
Give a gift to yourself! Hope to see you for this special pre-holiday de-stressing treat! You may want to bring an eye pillow or eye covering with you, as well as a light blanket.
Cost: $20. This workshop is currently full. Contact email@example.com to be added to the wait list.
A Walk Through Your Chakras
Saturday, October 20th, 9am-4pm
In yoga, we work to strengthen our physical body through postures and breathing, but those same practices also affect our subtle energy body as well. This workshop will focus on the foundations of your energy system – prana, nadis, koshas and your seven chakras – and how they impact your physical body, emotions and thoughts. You will learn what “blocks” each chakra and practical strategies and postures to improve the flow of energy through your chakras for improved health and wellbeing.
The workshop will be led by Stephanie Trump Johnston from Free Spirit Yoga in Hershey. She began practicing yoga almost 25 years ago and has been teaching since 2000. She has completed over 2000 hours of training and is particularly interested in the relationship between psychological and yogic theories and in making yoga accessible to everyone.
Cost: $120. Space is limited. Click here to save your space and pay via PayPal.
Annual Yoga and Yarn Retreat at The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle
Saturday January 12th, 2019 9:30am – 6:00pm and/or Sunday January 13th, 2019 9:30am – 4:00pm
Wellness in Motion and Stitch Your Art Out are once again teaming up to bring you what has become our annual Yoga and Yarn Retreat. You’ll have a choice of either one or two days of yoga and knitting. We will again be at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle. This wonderful place gives a beautiful, calm setting, lots of windows, and a warm fireplace. We love it there!
We’ll begin each of our days unwinding the kinks from our bodies while overlooking Bald Eagle Mountain and Lake during a guided all levels yoga practice. The yoga will be suitable for those who have never done yoga before. If you feel physically unable, that’s just fine. You are welcome to knit on your own in the morning, and relax in your own way. The knitting will also be suitable for people who have never knitted–and we will also have projects available for more experienced knitters.
After yoga, enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch, which will include both vegan and gluten-free options. Spend the afternoon knitting by the fireplace, making new friends, and enjoying coffee, tea, and snacks. Saturday guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, which makes for a perfectly stress free day, especially if you plan to spend the night at the Inn. On Sunday, the retreat will end before dinner, at 4pm.
When and How?
The retreat will take place on Saturday and/or Sunday, January 12 and 13, 2019. To ensure that we have enough people both days, we will open signups to the 2-day people, beginning now until the end of September. Beginning Oct. 1, we will open it up to those who would prefer a choice of Saturday or Sunday. Early-bird signup prices will end on Nov. 1, and you may continue to sign up until December 27. After that, we will take names in case of an unexpected opening. If you wish to stay overnight during that weekend, please book a room directly through the hotel. Rooms are limited and filled last year, so it’s safer to book right away! We have some rooms set aside on both Friday and Saturday nights, so be sure to mention our event.
The 2-day price includes lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and classes on Saturday, and again, lunch, snack, and classes on Sunday. (Note that Sunday does not include dinner, and that the hotel room is not included in pricing, so you will need to reserve through the Nature Inn.)
The early bird cost for Saturday is $160 and Sunday is $145; if you register for both days, it will be $290. After November 1, the cost will be $180 for Saturday and $165 for Sunday, or $340 for both days.
9:30: Arrive and get set up for the yoga class.
11:30-12:30: Lunch is served! It will consist of soups and salads for the main fare, and different sides each day.
12:30: Knitting Project for those who have knit before. Cynthia will get you started on the project.
1:00: If you have never knit before, you will begin now! Knitting for beginning knitters. We will start a simple scarf.
Relax with knitting all afternoon. Cynthia will continue to sit with the beginners, but will be available for other help or consultation.
(On Sunday, the retreat will end at 4:00pm, before dinner.)
Coffee and tea are available all day!
The Nature Inn is at Bald Eagle State Park, 201 Warbler Way, Howard, PA 16841. Nestled within the natural beauty of the park, in the very center of the state, the Inn combines the comfort of a B&B with sweeping mountain and lake views. Our meeting room has a wall of windows and a fireplace, to set the day’s relaxing and inviting environment. If you wish to spend Friday or Saturday night at the Inn, please contact them directly to make reservations.
2-day registration is currently open. We’ll open single day registration on October 1st.