- BOSTON YOGA STUDIO
Saturday, February 15th at 1pm-3:30pm
Crawl out of the winter blues by turning your world upside down. Join Allison Jones for this fun and informative workshop, shaking things up with some arm balances and inversions. If you feel intimidated to try these asanas in a regular class, this workshop is for you! Bring your sense of humor as we remember that the joy is in the journey, not the destination. We will break down a number of arm balances and inversions and discuss ways to modify and incorporate them into your regular yoga practice. The workshop will begin with a grounding exercise to get focused and ready for our challenge. We will flow through a typical power yoga sequence but break down each arm balance and inversion. We will go over some of the often over-looked muscles in the core that play a great role in achieving lift-off. Enjoy a long and well-deserved savasana at the end. Come ready to experiment and have a great time. The sky is the limit!
Sign up before February 5th and get an early bird discount, only $35!
Health Yoga Life 200 Hour Teacher Training
Sunday, February 22, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Join us for a free info session about our 200 hour yoga teacher training. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have, connect with the trainers and learn more. See you there!
January 6th – 17th, Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 8:45 am
Start 2014 off with a healthy jump start! 10 mornings of Yoga for $99 (less than $10 class). Participants will receive weekly inspiration emails with health and wellness tips!
Anatomy for Yoga Workshop
with Yaron Carmel
Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:30-4:00 pm
When you flow into your upward facing dog, what’s the real effect on your spine? How does a forward bend impact the vibrancy of your kidneys? The subject of yoga is the self, and there’s no knowledge of the self without awareness of its biological fabric. In this entertaining, lively workshop, Yaron Carmel, certified Kinesis-Myofascial Integration (KMI) Structural Integration Practitioner and a seasoned Teacher, will help you optimize your yoga practice through an understanding of anatomy. Using hands-on exercises, Yaron shows how insight into the body’s mechanics can help you unlock your deepest physical potential. Keeping the focus on the practical application of bodywork to yoga, Yaron, will guide you through simple, effective techniques to avoid (or repair) injury and maximize your performance.
Workshop is great for yoga students and teachers! Join us!
Yaron Gal Carmel is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider, 450098-06, under Category A.
Yoga Assisting and Alignment Intensive
Saturday, Nov. 23rd & Sunday, Nov. 24th 12:30pm-4:00pm
Similar to your yoga practice, assisting is about presence, possibility, connection and action. It is not about forcing the perfect pose. It is about guidance and insight allowing the right pose to emerge for every body. Join us for the Yoga Assisting and Alignment (YAA) Intensive where you will learn about healthy alignment, key aspects of assisting, and how to assist in a direct, effective and safe manner. Completion of the YAA intensive is required for anyone interested in becoming a yoga classroom assistant. Yoga Alliance credits available.
In this very interactive hands-on workshop, we will explore different approaches for assisting and how to physically and energetically work with others. Come prepared to work on your mat and with the other participants. We will review alignment and how to correct asana without taking away from a student’s self-exploration of the pose. The intensive will also build a community of peers that will support your growth and learning.
This program is designed for students and teachers of all levels of experience. The YAA Intensive is suitable for:
◊ Anyone who loves the practice and wants to learn more
◊ Those seeking to understand proper alignment of yoga poses
◊ Teachers who would like to bring safe and effective assisting into their classrooms
◊ Those interested in working with others in the yoga classroom as an assistant
◊ Anyone who might want to explore teaching
◊ Students who would like to engage with their yoga community
Join us for a weekend full of practical and informative tips and techniques that you will be able to take back to your mat or to your class immediately! It will not only rev-up your practice it will open you up to more possibilities of engaging with yoga in your life!
with Aida Bielkus
Saturday, November 16th 1:00-2:00 pm
Yoga for families! Children of all ages are invited to join us for a program of yoga, games, breath exercises, and lots more. Include your baby or toddler to reside in the studio, too for FREE. Classes include meditation and mindful activities. Join us for one yoga-tastic afternoon or for all four of them!
Taking Knowledge to the Mat
with Karen Fabian
Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:30-4:30 pm
Join Karen Fabian, Certified/ Registered Yoga teacher for an exploration of the key anatomical landmarks, muscles, bones and joints at work in the body. Actions of all of these components will be emphasized both to understand how safe action in the body is created, how imbalance can occur and how length and strength in the body depends on an understanding of these components. The information will then be applied to several key poses in yoga. This exploration will improve your alignment, increase your understanding of what goes on “underneath the skin”, help you practice with greater integrity, which all leads to greater strength and stability in your poses. Practical examples of anatomy in action will be included.
Karen has a background in physical therapy and has studied anatomy as part of her background as a teacher. She teaches anatomy to yoga teachers in various trainings around Boston and as part of her own Teacher Mentorship Program. She has been teaching yoga since 2002.
Yoga Teachers: Karen is an Experienced Registered Yoga teacher so participation in this workshop can be used towards your CEU requirement with Yoga Alliance.
Cost: $45, Early Bird special of $39 if you sign up by Oct. 15
Tone Your Body and Flex Your Mind.
with Stephen Allison and Vyda Bielkus
FREE BALANCE BOOTCAMP DEMO SESSION on Saturday, October 12th at 12:30pm-1:30pm. A 60 minute FREE personal training session outdoors with Stephen Allison. Meet at Health Yoga Life wearing sneakers!
To Sign up CLICK HERE!
In fitness, balance is everything. The ONLY bootcamp of its kind by alternating between a powerful bootcamp session twice a week on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12:30pm-1:30pm and HYL—yoga classes on Mondays & Wednesdays. Instead of pushing trainees through four punishing, grueling workouts in a week THIS bootcamp is balanced. During bootcamp days emphasize on sweating and elevating the heart rate through squats, lunges, jumping jacks, pushups and sprints; Type 1 muscle fiber workout emphasizing our mirror muscles (the ones to admire in the mirror). Then recover, rest and reprogram the body in non-explosive yoga classes to strengthen your Type 2 musculature, improve flexibility and lengthen the muscles.
In a typical bootcamp strength and fitness gains are achieved but are not optimal. They are designed to be hard so that we feel the burn and feel that we’ve gotten a great workout. The body will adapt to the imposed demands of the bootcamp workout, but will not gain in muscle elasticity, mind body awareness or Type 2 muscle fiber strength. The body needs to recover, a day off, to fully reap the rewards of a hard workout. The end result, after a month, will be strong, balanced bodies and minds. The alternating sessions will complement each other seamlessly. Go from plateau to peak in 30 days with a combination of strength, muscle tone and flexibility. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED! Register Today!
4 Week Yoga & Bootcamp Program // Monday, October 21st—Thursday, November 14th
- Mondays: one yoga class at 6:30am, 12:30pm, 5:45pm or 7:30pm
- Tuesdays: 12:30pm-1:30pm (1 hour) Bootcamp w/ Stephen Allison
- Wednesdays: one yoga class at 6:30am, 9am, 12:30pm, 4pm, 5:45pm or 7:30pm
- Thursday 12:30pm-1:30pm (1 hour) Bootcamp w/ Stephen Allison
→ Bootcamp sessions meet outside rain or shine. Meeting place will be determined on the Charles River Esplanade of Boston.
→ If you miss a yoga session on a Monday or Wednesday you may attend a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday class.
→Price includes unlimited yoga for the month and the bootcamp sessions. ￼$150 Early Bird Registration
$185 After October 15th
The Lost Art of Yoga
with Lauren Walker
Saturday October 19 12:30-4:00 pm
Learn ancient lost techniques and new powerful tools to boost the power of your practice. Lauren has been creating and building this system of yoga for years and gets her students excited and engaged with this deeply intuitive, creative practice. Experience your own inner magic and re-inspire your life both on and off the mat.
Learn Simple Techniques to:
- Boost your vitality and stamina
- Strengthen your immune system
- Keep yourself young
- Change your habit patterns
- Increase ﬂexibility and focus
- Strengthen deep core muscles
- Balance your endocrine system
- Release stuck patterns and pain
- Increase the beneﬁts of your yoga practice without increasing the time
Lauren Walker is the founder of Energy Medicine Yoga and studies with EM founder Donna Eden and ParaYoga founder Rod Stryker. Donna is writing the forward for Lauren’s upcoming book, Energy Medicine Yoga. Lauren runs the yoga program at Norwich University in Vermont. She’s published in The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, Salon and other major outlets. She has an ongoing yoga column at MNN.com. You can find more information about all of her work at LKWalker.com
Cost: $45 Early Bird $39 by 10/1
12 Temple Street, Boston
with Aida Bielkus
Wednesday, September 22, 2013 12:00pm -1:00pm EST
Join Aida Bielkus, co-founder of Health Yoga Life and Lead Faculty of the Health Yoga Life Coach Training, for an in-studio information session to learn more about HYL Coach training! Come prepared with all of your questions. Hear about past participants’ experience of the program. You’ll hear real stories of pre-program hesitation, transformation, and how each person is using the skills learned professionally and in every day life.
CLICK HERE to sign up for the FREE class.
FREE 1 hour Call & Learn
Health Yoga Life Coach Training
with Aida Bielkus
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:30pm -8:30pm EST
If you have ever wondered about Health Yoga Life Coaching this call is for you! Join Aida Bielkus, co-founder of Health Yoga Life and Lead Faculty of the Health Yoga Life Coach Training, for a 1-hour call to learn more about HYL Coach training! Hear about past participants’ experience of the program. You’ll hear real stories of pre-program hesitation, transformation, and how each person is using the skills learned professionally and in every day life.
To register for the call and receive call in details, please email email@example.com
Can’t make the call? Simply register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org All those who register will be sent a link to be able to listen to the call at their convenience!
Send questions you want answered to email@example.com or post to our Facebook Page or Tweet us @hyltweets #Call&LearnHYL
Soma System: Refine Your Yoga Practice with Self Bodywork
with Roman Torgovitsky, PhD
Saturday, 06.01.2013 12:30pm-4:00pm
Tight hips? Cranky shoulders? Contemporary neuroscience research tells us that muscle tightness takes a toll on every part of our lives. It causes suboptimal physical performance, which compromises asana practice and athletics, and it agitates the mind, which hinders sleep and meditation. Melt away tightness with three and a half hours of deep tissue Soma System practice–a holistic self-bodywork method that fuses movement and meditation with the use of specially-designed tools. Your body will feel stronger and more pliable as muscle tightness releases, and your mind will feel balanced and more tranquil. SPECIAL BONUS: This introductory workshop will begin with a special ten minute Yoga Assessment(TM)–led by Vyda Bielkus–designed to help you detect and assess areas of tightness and restriction. We’ll return to the same Yoga Assessment (TM) at the end of the workshop, thus allowing you to intentionally sense and re-assess how your body has changed over the course of the afternoon.
Roman Torgovitsky, PhD is internal martial arts practitioner, structural bodyworker, Harvardtrained biomedical researcher and creator of the Soma SystemTM.
Cost $50 ($60 at the door)
with Maureen Miller, E-RYT 500
Sunday, 03.24.13 12:30pm-4:00pm
The Chakra Workshop provides information about the Chakras/Energy Centers, as well as include a creative component where you will express each chakra through journaling and/or art work/drawing. Each participant will leave with their own Chakra Booklet. The workshops will include asana, pranayama, meditation and other yoga ”techniques” to assist with your expression of what each chakra means to you at this time in your life.
Nuts & Bolts: Sun Salutation Workshop
with Vyda Bielkus, ERYT-500
Saturday, November 17th 1pm-3pm
Bring the LIGHT into the practice of your SUN SALUTATIONS! Learn the nuts and bolts of the postures that make up the Sun Salutation. Learn how to flow seamlessly with ease through one posture to the next and how to incorporate breath, lock of the bandhas, and proper skeletal alignment.
Break down the postures and understand the modifications that make the movements safe and beneficial.
Whether you are new to the practice, interested in improving your fluidity, or interested in refining the postures or transitions this workshop is for all levels. Bring your questions to this interactive workshop!
Fall Into Meditation:
Meditation for Beginners 5 Class Series with The Boston Buddha
Meditation 101/Meditation for Beginners
Perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to get back on track with meditation and incorporate mindfulness into your lifestyle. No experience or prerequisites are necessary.
Instructor Andy Kelley (The Boston Buddha) brings meditation and mindfulness mainstream. He is an average, everyday guy – if he can do this, so can you. In his own voice, he distills these ancient practices of meditation and makes mindfulness accessible to everyone.
You’ll discover the BASICS of successful meditation – What meditation is, what it isn’t, experiences to expect and the many benefits that will unfold for you when you learn to meditate. We will address different ways to meditate and how mindfulness can complement your practice.
The Boston Buddha’s technique uses the breath and a silent sound, or mantra, that helps you direct your attention inward; to go beyond your thoughts, emotions, memories and worries, into the silence and stillness of your awareness – so you can recharge.
5 Session Series Dates:
- 11:30am-1:00pm Sunday, September 9
- 5:15pm-5:45pm Thursday, September 13
- 5:15pm-5:45pm Thursday, September 20
- 5:15pm-5:45pm Thursday, September 27
- 5:15pm-5:45pm Thursday, October 4
Series Cost $45
SUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOGA TEACHERS OR THOSE WHO WANT TO TEACH!
School is in session! Join Vyda Bielkus, co-founder of Health Yoga Life, an E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor for Summer School!
Yoga teaching can be one of the most challenging and rewarding growth experiences of your life. Summer School for Yoga Teachers is a 3 workshop series designed for yoga teachers of all levels, those who already pack the house and those who are just thinking about teaching! Summer School is open to teachers who teach any style of yoga. In this fully interactive continuing education program (yoga alliance credits available) you will drop your fear, find your voice, humble your ego, and learn how to unlock the greatest teacher within!
Why sign up for HYL Yoga Teaching Summer School:
- Learn to express yourself and drop the act
- Learn to engage your class through directed story weaving
- Try different ways of teaching and step out of your comfort zone
- Get feedback and coaching to unleash the power of your teaching
- Share and connect with other teachers
- See how self growth is one of the biggest secrets to effective teaching
“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”- John Steinbeck
HYL Summer School is a must for anyone serious about yoga teaching!
- Sunday, June 24th 12:30-3:30
- Sunday, July 22nd 12:30-3:30
- Sunday, August 19th 12:30-3:30
Price: Each Session $50, All three sessions: $125
With over a decade of experience in leading yoga organizations, facilitating teacher trainings, and developing yoga programs, Vyda Bielkus has worked with yoga teachers of all levels of experience. Vyda views yoga teaching as one of the greatest ways to share and serve others while simultaneously deepening your own self exploration. Because yoga teaching is all encompassing, body, mind, and soul, she is dedicated to develop trainings that not only develop master technicians but also inspires the greatest teacher within to shine. Vyda Bielkus is a co-founder of Health Yoga Life, an E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and a Health Yoga Life coach. Through her work she is committed to helping others see that it is only through self-transformation that the world around us will change.
The FAB-U-MORE Program
Forget fabulous go for Fab-U-More!
NOW is a great time to embark on healthy changes that will support you long into the future. This program is not about unattainable goals but rather is about supporting Your Health, Your Yoga, Your Life! This one month program is a must for anyone new to yoga, anyone who is eager to make some healthy changes, and/or anyone who would like to connect and build a healthy community around them.
- 1 Month Unlimited Yoga at HYL studio
- 2 personalized coaching sessions with a certified HYL Coach (via phone)
- 3 Special classes on Nutrition, Health, and Anti-Stress in-house at HYL studio with other participants (June 3, June 10, June 24)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 857-350-4124 for more information. A minimum of 5 registrations is required.
Tim Kelleher – Arm Balancing 101
Arm Balancing Workshop
April 21, 2012 2:00pm-4:00pm
Do you feel glued to the floor during your yoga classes? Do you have trouble trusting your arms when called on to float? – Join Tim Kelleher for a two hour workshop in arm balancing and start to figure out how to make gravity work for you rather than against you. We will move through a sweaty flow designed to heat up the core and strengthen the arms, taking time to break down each arm balance into building blocks to help you begin to float on your hands safely and gracefully.
Crow, one-legged crow, the koundinayasana series and astavakrasana will all be explored with tips, tricks and modifications to make them accessible to all levels. Whether you are newly starting out in your practice or a long time practitioner looking for some newfound lightness, Tim will help you identify your strengths and face your fears as you begin to balance on your hands.
$20 Early Bird Registration
$25 After April 7th
Andrew J. Kelley – The Boston Buddha
Meditation For Beginners Workshop
March 11, 2012 1:00pm – 2:30pm
This one hour and a half introductory course explains:
• How meditation helps eliminate daily stress
• How we developed our patterns of behavior
• Why those patterns are so difficult to break
• The impact of your past and how it is directing your future
• How you created an ego-identity to survive in this world
• How to meditate (10 min guided meditation)
For nearly a decade, Andy Kelley has helped ordinary people like himself learn to detach and recharge. He studied under Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon, co-founders of The Chopra Center – both renowned experts in the field of mind-body medicine, and David Ji, Dean of The Chopra Center. Andy is currently a certified instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation for The Chopra Center. He is also a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School.
Andy has worked with companies such as Hill Holliday, Thomson Reuters and B2B Gateway among others. He has also worked with The Milton Public Schools and Milton Academy. Andy Kelley’s mantra is Meditation for Everyone. He teaches everyday people how to meditate so they can be more productive in their careers and happier in their lives.
$15.00 If you attend the Back to Basics Yoga Class @ 11am on 03.11.12 and stay for the workshop.
$20.00 ONLY Workshop EARLY BIRD Special
$25.00 ONLY Workshop AFTER March 1st
POWER ~ PEACE ~ PROSPERITY
Yoga Workshop and Live Music w/ Gurunam Singh and Vyda Bielkus
Join us for an unforgettable evening to invoke power, peace and prosperity into your life. In a world that often takes more than it gives, we must take time to reset, to receive and to reenergize. This workshop will do just that. The workshop will start with Vyda’s signature 75 minute POWER vinyasa flow class accompanied by the live music of Gurunam Singh. This part of the workshop will cleanse, detoxify and prepare our bodies, minds, and hearts for meditation and kirtan. We will then engage with a meditation specifically designed to dissolve our energetic blocks so that we can live with PROSPERITY and ease. Wrapping up the workshop Gurunam will lead us in Kirtan guiding us all into a place of healing and PEACE.
Don’t miss the chance to feel totally alive in body, mind and spirit!
Space is limited. Sign up early! $20 if you register before 2/5 after that $25!
Gurunam Singh tours world-wide sharing his powerful and transformative music. His music touches the heart, uplifts the spirit and leaves the listener wanting more with each sweet note. As a kirtan musician Gurunam has made chanting mantra and devotional singing, easy, vibrant, and totally accessible! During his performances, Gurunam’s whimsical story telling and engaging real-life humor makes every show a unique and touching experience.
Vyda Bielkus is a co-founder of Health Yoga Life, an E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and a Health Yoga Life coach. As a yoga teacher, Vyda inspires students to see yoga and meditation as the ultimate self-care routine on their journey to optimal living and health. She is dedicated to helping others see that it is only through self-transformation that the world around us will change.
Early Bird Registration $20.00
After 02.05.12 Registration $25.00
Team Sassy Winter Warm-up Fundraiser at Health Yoga Life
Come warm your bones and your heart at this upbeat Pranavayu-inspired benefit class for Team Sassy’s fundraising efforts for Yoga Reaches Out Yogathon 2012! Class will be taught by founder of Doorway to Wellness and teacher at Health Yoga Life, Jennifer Prohaska. Siga Bielkus co-founder of Health Yoga Life will help assist and deepen your postures.
Class will be followed by a Via Privé trunk show with a portion of proceeds going to Team Sassy!
Please bring cash or check made out to Yoga Reaches Out – suggested donation $10 – $20
This is a great opportunity to check out this beautiful new space!
MOMENT TO MOMENT with Wade Imre Morissette
Workshop with Internationally Recognized Yoga Teacher & Kirtan Artist
Mind over matter. Matter is mind. Meditation linked within a practice of flowing postures and music and sound to ground us in our true power. Transcend tension into a relaxed state of well being. With the use of the mind, body and breath interlinked this is called: triphutti or in western terms “being in the flow” or “a deep state of presence” This workshop will open the door to the mutually beneficial relationship between asana and the mind (citta).
Early Bird Registration $35.00
After 01.10.2012 $45.00
Register TODAY! This workshop will SELL OUT!
Followed by Open House Awesome Blossom Reception Party! Refreshments will be served.
Come celebrate the dawning of the year of the Dragon to deliver good fortune and happiness to all! Meet the sisters/co-founders of HYL and christen the new studio! Would love to see you there! Out with the Rabbit …In with the Fire Breathing Dragon!
YOGA ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
10.31.2011 – 11.02.2011 . The Yoga Teacher, The Pedestal and The Ethics
In this intriguing talk with Vyda, come explore the intersection of ego, yoga, sex, teaching and ethical boundaries. Explore the yamas and niyamas as tools for creating healthy boundaries with students and examine the history of the “fallen gurus.” Discuss our ethical responsibility as yoga students and teachers to be agents of change in a growing industry and community.
HYL YOGA ASSISTING AND ALIGNMENT INTENSIVE
10.14.2011 – 10.16.2011 . In Collaboration with Inner Strength Studios
Similar to your yoga practice, assisting is about presence, possibility, connection and action. It is not about forcing the perfect pose. It is about guidance and insight allowing the right pose to emerge for every body. Join us for the Yoga Assisting and Alignment (YAA) Intensive where you will learn about healthy alignment, key aspects of assisting, and how to assist in a direct, effective and safe manner. Completion of the YAA intensive is required for anyone interested in becoming a yoga classroom assistant at Inner Strength, Watertown.
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