Updates

SCHEDULE CHANGE

Class Cancellation

Yoga Sculpt will be cancelled Thursday 8:30-10 a.m. permanently
Shake Your Soul will be cancelled Thursday July 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

NEW CLASS
HIKE AND YOGA- Join Chantal Leven for a 40 min. group hiking experience in Kennedy Park then another 40 min. of yoga back at the studio. Meet @ 7:30 a.m. sharp in front of the building. Wear comfortable shoes and bug spray if needed. Well behaved dogs are welcome! In case of rain, there will be indoor cycling instead for 40 min. and 40 min. of yoga.

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WORKSHOPS

Transformational Leaders and Entrepreneurs “On Fire” - Chantal Leven CPCC

Learn the top 3 keys business and mindset strategies, that will help you link purpose to prosperity, get clients and make more money doing what you love.

Calling on all healers, coaches, teachers and practitioners,those who “transform lives for a living?”

Thursday JULY 24, 7-9 p.m. EST

Click here for more information.

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FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING SERVICES OR CLASSES

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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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 Power of Purpose “on and off” the yoga mat

3 years ago I set the goal to do a “handstand”. At first, I could not even conceive of being able to hold my body weight with my arms. I didn’t have the strength and could not imagine lifting my legs up. So I made the decision to practice diligently and one day, after working at it particularly hard, I surrendered and stopped trying to “will” my way to it. I went into child pose, softened my heart and began breathing deeply remembering why I wanted to do this in the first place then tried again. My legs lifted effortlessly against the wall and there I was… upside down. I was so excited that I had to come down and try it again just to make sure that this was not a fluke. Then for the second time, I lifted myself up again! I knew from this point on, that I had created a new “pathway in my body-mind memory” and that no matter what “I would always “know” how to do this again”. Read more

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.