Updates

SCHEDULE CHANGE

Welcome Back Michael Pulitzer Jr. in Gengle Yoga Class Wednesday 9-10 a.m.
 

Cancellations

Slow Flow Yoga will be cancelled Saturday April 5, 12 & 26, 8:30-10 a.m.
The time for Heart Centered Yoga Flow will be changed on Sunday April 6, 8:30-10 a.m.
Heart Centered Yoga Flow will be cancelled Sunday April 13 & 27 , 9-10:30 a.m.

Cycling, Sculpting & Yoga will be offered Thursday April 3rd, 8:30-10 a.m. and cancelled Friday April 4th.
 

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Integrative Manual Therapy with Dr. Jay Kain

Massage and Bodywork with Jennifer Barry LMT and Omar Sotto LMT

Intutive Healing with Sage Perry-Perretta
 

PLEASE CONTACT EACH TEACHER AND/OR PRACTITIONER DIRECTLY
In general, we advise you to contact each practitioner for services or each instructor for classes directly by looking up their phone number under the "contact page".
If you call the center's main line we may not be able to return your call within a timely manner, especially if you call a few hours before the class or want to have a service on the same day!

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Intro to the MELT Method

Apply the MELT Method- 3-session series: Mondays, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Dates TBD

Pre-registration required.

Call Joyce directly to reserve your space: 413-274-6831<,413-274-6831

Learn simple self-care techniques you can use to make your body feel better and function more efficiently in just 10 minutes a day. Relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve your balance and posture, and feel younger. You’ll rehydrate your connective tissue and rebalance your nervous system and feel changes in your body immediately. Join MELT® Instructor Joyce Peirce for a 90-minute introductory workshop followed by a 3-week series to continue learning to be your own "Hands Off Bodyworker".
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CALMING THE MIND with Anyen Rinpoche
APRIL 12-13.

 

 

Join us this spring for a special program with Rinpoche, based upon his new book, The Tibetan Yoga of Breath.

Develop balance and flexibility in your body and mind through the skillful application of breathting, movement, and mindfulness. This contemplative weekend retreat will combine meditation and movement as a method for calming you mind and centering yourself in your body. The connection between the breath and one's mind will be explored, and basic wind energy techniques will be taught.

Preregistration and payment are required as the retreat will be limited to 30 participants.

Cost: $185.00, or $175 for prepayment made by check to "Orgyen Khamdroling".

Register by clicking here.

Anyen Rinpoche became the fifth in an unbroken lineage of heart sons who received the uncommon lineage of the Longchen Nyingthig and introduction to the Dzogchen teachings directly from the renowned Dzogchen master Patrul Rinpoche. However, heritage and culture aside, we who know Anyen Rinpoche will tell you he is anything but traditional. His sense of humor, wisdom, and insight are extraordinary. While teaching, he speaks with such clarity that we cannot help but understand even extremely difficult ideas. He tirelessly answers our questions and encourages us to think more and more deeply. And just when we think we have things figured out, he surprises us into taking a closer look. This is what "traditional" wisdom looks like in the 21st century.

Click here for a complete bio of Anyen Rinpoche
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THE HEALING POWER OF YOGA with Todd Norian
Ashaya Yoga Advanced Therapy Training- Level 2
April 24-27

Take your knowledge of Ashaya Yoga Therapeutics to the next deeper level of understanding, integration, and skillful means. Every cell in the body is pre-programmed for healing and joy. Unfortunately, due to unconscious patterns of movement and selflimiting beliefs, we’re not able to fully access this power. When you align your body, mind, and heart with the infinite source of wellness, you experience the miracle of healing.
Registration:Register online at ashayayoga.com, email info@ashayayoga.com.

For more information about this workshop please click here.
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Healing Power of Dance

I never considered myself the dancing type. For fifteen years I was an investment banker.  Climbing the corporate ladder and amassing things- the perfect apartment, great clothes, and shoes.  What I didn’t realize was that I had shut myself off from any connection that I had to my body and spirit.  There were signs that I was disconnected – a ripped calf muscle from running to catch a bus, weight gain, too many bruises and cuts from simple tasks where I just wasn’t present.  I just didn’t pay attention.

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The Meaning of Pain by Dr. Jay Kain

The mere mention of the word “pain” conjures up personal and private memories for each and every individual it affects. The emotional and psychological underpinnings of it often determine how someone will respond to pain, but for the purposes of this discussion I will try to refer solely to its physical aspects. What does pain really tell us? Is it simply that pain is bad and the absence of pain is good? Fortunately, all pain is not bad, nor is its absence an adequate guide to inform us that all is well. Some people can’t stand pain while others suffer in silence. Read more

Self-compassion and goal setting

The practice of self-compassion as a tool for reaching your goals

I refer to battle with illness a few years ago as the beginning of a spiritual awakening. What would be for most people a challenge to overcome, began for me a journey inviting me to look deeper into the root causes of illness. I came from a family of “sick people.” What I mean is that the people in my family didn’t know how to deal with their emotions, and turned towards addictions and physical illness as coping mechanisms to help them manage their stress. I wanted to know why, despite all my best efforts—daily exercise, proper nutrition, yoga, positive thinking—Lyme disease kept coming back into my body, and why my immune system was not strong enough to deal with it effectively, despite the regimen of antibiotics I was taking. Read more

Stress…and its effects

Stress is difficult for scientists to define, because it is a highly subjective phenomenon that differs for each of us. Things that are stressful for some individuals, can be pleasurable for others. We also respond to stress differently. Some people blush, some eat more, while others grow pale or eat less. There are numerous physical and emotional responses to stress. Read more

The Benefits of Yoga

The practice of yoga brings surprising benefits. Energy is unlocked, stress is released, and fitness becomes a way of life. Some say that yoga is as easy as breathing.

Practicing yoga at any level has amazing fitness benefits. Maybe this is the reason that in the beginning of the year, after making New Year’s Resolutions, many more people seek out Yoga.