Workshops & Events

Winter Solstice Sound Bath and Restorative Yoga

Dec 21, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
bowls

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Join Brenda Moore & Raphael to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This 90 minute class will include candlelight Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing. The Winter Solstice is a celebrated holiday in the yoga tradition, symbolizing the rebirth of the sun. It is the longest night of the winter and for us, a time to come back into balance as we reflect on the past year and acknowledge and celebrate the light that is within each of us. Honor the darkness and welcome the gradual return of light as you slow down, disconnect and focus on yourself. You will be lead through a Restorative Yoga Sequence, designed to calm and reset your entire body and mind. As each posture brings you deeper into relaxation and renewal, you'll bathe in the pure vibrations of rate Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, didgeridoo and Native Flutes played live. These sounds offer a healing experience unlike any other - harmonizing body and mind, freeing up stagnant energies and enlivening the spirit. 

Reigster in advance to secure a spot and props, as spaces are limited. 
No yoga experience necessary. All levels and abilities welcome. 

Cost $30

 

 

Community Immersion & Retreat - Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa

Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
Resort

NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT AND SPA 

For room availability and waitlist email juli@simplypoweryoga.com
JANUARY 18-20TH 2020 

Enjoy the holiday weekend at Nemacolin Woodlands. Get ready to immerse yourself in 2 days of pure joy by escaping to the beautiful mountains.  Situated on 2,000 acres, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, is located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Spend your mornings doing yoga, afternoons at the spa, hiking the beautiful mountains, skiing, attending professional education courses or relaxing by the beautiful indoor pool and your evenings relaxing at the fire or sipping champagne.

This gathering is open to everyone. On a personal level, discover the space of restoration and quiet to step forward into the new year. For those attending who are 200 RYT Certified Teachers use this weekend to combine both work and relaxation.  Professional Continuing Education Courses will be offered throughout the weekend to give you an opportunity to uplevel and update your teaching. 

Special rates begin Thrusday evening through Tuesday so you can come early or stay longer with friends and family to spend time reconnecting.  

Time: Retreat begins Saturday January 18th at 8:00am and ends Monday January 20th at 11:00am. 

Dates: January 18th-20th 2020.  Meals will be included starting Saturday morning breakfast ending with dinner Sunday evening. Sunday breakfast is not included. 

Package Options: All Inclusive Price Saturday and Sunday (meals, lodging, taxes and yoga). Each package is price for individual. Each person staying in the room has to pay the package price. Please note, there are 2 queen beds in each room regardless of package. Roll away beds are available at $10/night. 

Lodge: 2 Rooms left Available

Package A Single Occupancy: $625 (Sold Out)

Package B Double Occupancy: $525 (Sold Out)

Package C Triple Occupancy: $500 (Sold Out)

Package D Quad Occupancy: $475 (Sold Out)

Chateau: 

Package E Single Occupancy: $725 (Sold Out)

Package F Double Occupancy: $625 (Sold Out)

Package G Triple Occupancy: $600 (Sold Out)

Package H Quad Occupancy: $575 (Sold Out)

All Inclusive Packages Include:

  • Yoga 
    • The retreat will be inquiry, practicing and meditation. Each morning you will wake up with meditation following a yoga practice. During the morning practice you will uncover and discover things about yourself.  Evening practices will be a combination of flow, restorative and meditation.
    • 5 Yoga classes:  Saturday 9:00-12:00am & 5:00-6:30pm; Sunday 9-12:00am & 5:00-6:30pm; Monday 9-10:30am
  • Continuing Education Courses for 200 RYT Certified Teachers: 20 CEUs
  • Accommodation in the Lodge or Chateau
  • Deluxe continental breakfast in meeting room
  • Private catered two-course lunch (Private)
  • Catered three-course dinner
  • Gratuity/service fee included on all food and beverage inclusions (Chef's selected private catered menus apply to all pacakge food and beverage)
  • Resort Fee and taxes included in package options

Booking Your Package

To book your package - click on register to go to on-line store for retreat purchases. Once you have booked your room, please email juli@simplypoweryoga.com to receive confirmation number. 

Roommates

Email juli@SimplyPowerYoga.com with the names of the people staying in your room. Limited rooms available for parties of 3 and 4. 

Special Dietary Needs

Please indicate by email to annette@simplypoweryoga.com if you have special dietary needs, including gluten free, vegetarian or vegan.  

Participants arriving Friday January 17th:

All reservations for Friday evening will be made through our Simply Power Yoga when you book your retreat stay. Please include in your email, if you are planning on staying Friday evening.  Checkin is 4:00pm. Friday evening rooms must be confirmed one week prior to arriving to the retreat with Juli Heemer. 

*Special rates for arriving early or staying later: 2 days pre and two days post for reservations outside of Friday-Sunday, please call 1-866-344-6957
Lodge $126.54 (inclusive of all charges)
Chateau $183.15 (inclusive of all charges)

Special Notes: 
Cancellation Fee & Refund Policy: 
  • Through December 1st, a $200 refund is available for refund. If you are rooming with other people, the cost of their retreat will be increased to represent the new lodging. 
  • After December 1st, there will be no refunds issued for the retreat. 
  • Dates for  the retreat can not be changed. If you chose to leave prior to Sunday, there is no discount on the package. The dates included for the package are Saturday & Sunday.  The room type you book for the retreat can not be changed by Nemacolin once you check in. 

Foundations of Anatomy - Hands, Feet, Core & The Yoga Practice

Jan 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
foundation

Foundations of Anatomy: Hands, Feet, Core & The Yoga Practice

Explore the foundations of the yoga practice through your hands, feet and core.  The hands, feet and core are the foundational support for every posture as well as the primary support for the legs, hips and shoulders. 

In this two hour workshop you will learn basic anatomy of the hands, feet and core and the importance of creating an intentional foundation in your yoga postures.  You will discover in your own body how the hands, feet and core stabilize and center your yoga practice through pose break downs and movement. 

The workshop will include:

  • 60 minute discussion on anatomy, specific pose break downs and palpations of major bones/muscles related to hands, feet and core.
  • 60 minute yoga practice with focus on hands, feet and core within the movements.

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Cost: $40

Reiki, Restoratove and Oils Class (Pre-registration Required)

Jan 26, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
oil class

What is Reiki?  "a technique based on the principle that energy can be channelled into a student by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the  body and restore physical and emotional well-being."

 

This class allows students to enjoy the benefits of a yin and/or restorative class, while our featured oil of the month diffuses in the room. After the teacher guides you into a comfortable position, certified level 2 reiki providers will connect with each student to help move energy and find full relaxation.  All levels welcome. 

 

Pre-registration for SPY North is required. 

Unplug - Teen Empowerment Program

Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 26, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
teen

UNPLUG.....pause and reconnect
Teen Empowerment Program for Grades 7-9th & 10-12th

Simply Power Yoga is excited to introduce a new series of 4 week programs for grades 4th-12th.  The program is divided into different age groups to better meet the needs of the youth it will be serving.  The intention of the program is to provide our youth with tools to pause when every day life, school, friends, sports and social media become overwhelming.  Each group will be focusing on how to better recgonize when you either need to Power-Up to stand up for who you are or Unplug to reconnect with who you are. 

The program is based on 40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste.  Discover what is pulling you away from your life and getting in the way of who you want to become. Over the next 4 weeks make a commitment to unplug, pause and reconnect with yourself and others more authentically. 

Through the practice of yoga, discussion and mindfulness meditation you will begin to pause as you recognize patterns and habits, then reconnect and move forward into more purposeful behaviors, conversations and relationships. 

Facilitators: Kelly Ross and Brenda Moore. 
Investment: $65, includes unlimited yoga for duration of program

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Power Up - Youth Empowerment Program

Feb 6, 2020 - Feb 27, 2020
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
youth

Power Up.....pause and reconnect

Youth Empowerment Program for Grades 4-6th

Simply Power Yoga is excited to introduce a new series of 4 week programs for grades 4th-12th.  The program is divided into different age groups to better meet the needs of the youth it will be serving.  The intention of the program is to provide our youth with tools to pause when every day life, school, friends, sports and social media become overwhelming.  Each group will be focusing on how to better recgonize when you either need to Power-Up to stand up for who you are or Unplug to reconnect with who you are. This program is designed for 4-6th grade students and is based on "40 Days to Personal Revolution Program" by Baron Baptiste and "8 Keys to End Bullying" by Signe Whitson. 

To "Power Up" means to building up your own personal power to overcome bullying through movement, conversation and mindfulness. In this program your child will build self-confidence, self-awareness and emotional strength while learning skills and strategies to understand and overcome bullying situations. 

Facilitator: Linda Furlong
Investment: $65, includes unlimited yoga for one adult while youth is in program. 

SI Joint and the Yoga Practice

Feb 8, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
si joint

SI Joint and the Yoga Practice

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about the SI joint and how it impacts the low back and functions within the yoga postures.  The SI Joint is the primary hinging point between the upper and lower body. The dysfunction of the SI Joint can cause pain in the low back, pevlic and hip area of the body. 

In this workshop you will learn the structure, function and supporting anatomy of the SI Joint and how it can impact your yoga practice.  You will gain an understanding of how of the common dysfunctions associated with the SI Joint can restrict movements. You will learn specific yoga applications and practices that will help to create a balance between support and mobility within this joint for a healthier practice.  

The workshop will include:

  • 60 minute discussion and breakdown of SI Joint and supporting anatomy
  • 60 minute practice session focusing on SI Joint, low back and hips

Facilitator: Heidi Fricke
Cost: $40

 

Reiki, Restoratove and Oils Class (Pre-registration Required)

Feb 16, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
oil class

What is Reiki?  "a technique based on the principle that energy can be channelled into a student by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the  body and restore physical and emotional well-being."

 

This class allows students to enjoy the benefits of a yin and/or restorative class, while our featured oil of the month diffuses in the room. After the teacher guides you into a comfortable position, certified level 2 reiki providers will connect with each student to help move energy and find full relaxation.  All levels welcome. 

 

Pre-registration for SPY North is required. 

Reiki, Restoratove and Oils Class (Pre-registration Required)

Mar 29, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
oil class

What is Reiki?  "a technique based on the principle that energy can be channelled into a student by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the  body and restore physical and emotional well-being."

 

This class allows students to enjoy the benefits of a yin and/or restorative class, while our featured oil of the month diffuses in the room. After the teacher guides you into a comfortable position, certified level 2 reiki providers will connect with each student to help move energy and find full relaxation.  All levels welcome. 

 

Pre-registration for SPY North is required. 

Leslie Kaminoff

Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
leslie kaminoff

Leslie Kaminoff 

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Date/Times: 
Saturday April 18th 2020, 9:30-12:30pm; 2-5:00pm
Sunday April 19th 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm; 2:00-5:00pm

Cost: Early Bird $299 available through; Regular Price $345


Saturday, April 18th, 2020

9:30-12:30pm
An Introduction to Breath-Centered Yoga and Demystifying the Bandhas

In this highly interactive, experiential session, Leslie will introduce the distincitive breath-centered teachings of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar from a historical, scholarly and anatomical perspective while leading participants into progressively deeper understanding of the vital forces at work in the human breathing mechanism during yoga practice. Details of breath sequencing, coordination with movement and spinal action are some of the elements that comrpise the topic of bandha. Far from being a mystical practice, the good news is the moment we were immediately, implicityly learning banhas whe we first learned to coordinate breath and body movement. From this perspective, deepening our yoga consists of nothing more than uncovering our innate ability to find support and spaciousness through a breath-centered practice.


2:00-5:00pm
Re-imagining Alignment: Part 1

The first part of Leslie's Re-imagining Alignment begins with an historical and anatomical perspective on the subject and functional definition of alignment followed by an exploration of the uniqueness of human structure. Starting with clear, simple principles that govern musculoskeletal function, Leslie will help you put your asana on a solid foundation literally from the ground up (and from your head down).

Topics include:

  • a historical context for alignment in asana
  • Anatomical definition and principles of alignment
  • The relationship of bandha to support and movement

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

9:30-12:30pm
The Warrior Series - A Hands-Free Vinyasa Practice

If you like a strong, flowing, breath-centered yoga practice, but have done more than a few too many down dogs, updogs and chaturangas, then this is the class for you. This practice -heavy workshop will lead you through a specially designed vinyasa that strongly works legs and moves the spine in all possible directions; all without putting any body weight on your hands. the use of breath cueing to achieve alignment and afety objectives will be covered through exploring individual adaptation and modification for individual therapeutic objectives. 

2:00-5:00pm
Re-imagining Alignment: Part 2

Part 2 of Leslie's Re-imagining Alignment relies on students to bring questions about their own asana practice and teaching language. Leslie will promote an experimental, experiential atmosphere of inquiry regarding the teaching of alignment, safety and effective cueing of asana

  • Why Instructions like "tuck your tail, lengthen your spine, square your hips" maybe doing more harm than good, and what kind of language to use instead
  • Breath-centered, anatomically-based cueing
  • The use of Gazing (drishti) and imagery to foster increased neuromuscular integration