Workshops & Events

Yoga Basics: Intro To Flow

Nov 23, 2019
This all levels class will be non-heated and designed to help you understand how to move more efficiently on your mats and in your own bodies. Learn techniques and functional movements to better inform how you want your practice to look.  Come with questions, and leave with results. 
 
Saturdays at 12pm on the following dates (taking over for Restore those days)
November 23rd & December 14th and for the month of January

Candle Light Yin, Reiki & Essential Oils

Nov 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
yin

Immerse yourself in gratitude as the season of Thanksgiving upon us. Unwind and renew by candlelight as Lisa leads us through a 90 minute yin class offering a series of floor postures to stretch and soften while bringing focus to breath and self reflection to refresh the mind and open the heart. She will be assisted by our Reiki providers as they connect with each student to help move energy and find full relaxation. The essential oils are used to enhance the total experience.

No yoga experience necessary. 

 

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

Dec 1, 2019
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. 

SI Join & Lower Back Class - 90 Minutes

Dec 6, 2019

Our lower backs are so crucial to the overall health of our posture and well-being. They so often take a beating, especially when we don't understand how to engage and move effectively. This critical weight bearing, location in our bodies is so important, let's take the time to understand it more thoroughly.

Join Bridget for an in-depth look at the movements of our hips through visual work with a skeleton, physical palpation and movement.

Facilitator: Bridget Henson -- 200HR & 300HR RYT + 60HR Myofascial & 60HR Yin training via Yoga Medicine
Friday December 6th 6:15-7:45pm
Cost $20 (*Monthly Members ONLY $14)

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  • Anatomy Training 101 & 102 (10 CEU's)

    Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019

    Facilitator: Bridget Henson and Juli Heemer
    Location: SPY North
    Date: December 7-8th 2019
    Cost: $125
    OPEN TO PUBLIC & Good for 10 CEU's for Teachers

    Anatomy 101: Bones, Muscles & Movement

    This module is about understanding our physical bodies on a more dynamic level, by understanding more clearly what makes up the body via bones & muscles and what their related movements are. Through hands-on learning, discussion and group work the following key elements will be covered:

    The body's framework (the bones)
    What moves the framework (the muscles)
    What those movements look like (yoga, sitting all day, standing at work, etc.)
    Emphasis and Break down of Shoulder/Pelvis Girdle, The Spine and Feet.
    Practice clothes, journal and pen required

    Anatomy 102: Moving with Our Bodies: Connective Tissue and Facial Trains of the Body

    This module is about moving our bodies and taking a look at what and how our bodies are able to do just that, MOVE. You will leave with a new way of looking at your own bodies and more importantly how to understand and regard yours as a contextual, fascinating thing. For instance instead of just saying "my foot hurts" we want to ask "How? Where? When? In what state? Moving? While in Extension? Flexion? What's going on above your foot and your toes?"

    Through hands on learning, discussion and group work you will gain a clear understanding of the connective tissues and facial trains of the body. We will do this via yoga postures, seated postures and other common postural forms the body my take, in order to explore, and understand just what the body takes to get us through each day.

    Practice clothes, journal and pen required

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  • Power Flow Drums

    Dec 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    drum class

    Join John and Heidi for a high energy class to the sounds of drums. Move to the vibrations of the drum and experience a whole new level of practice. 

    Winter Solstice: Sound Bath & Restorative Yoga

    Dec 20, 2019
    sound bath

    Join us for a very special evening 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 year, the first day of 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 led 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 rare Tibetan singing bowls, gong, 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. 

     

    Please register in advance to secure a spot and props, as spaces are limited.

    No yoga experience necessary. All levels and abilities are welcome!!

     
    Date: Friday December 20th
    Time: 7:00-8:30pm
    Cost: $35

     

    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

     

     

    Myofascial Release: Hip & Shoulder Dysfunction

    Jan 11, 2020
    myofascial
    Join Bridget 200ERYT, 500RYT and 60HR Certified Myofascial Release Practitioner via Yoga Medicine, Saturday October 26th for an fun, effective workshop where we breakdown both the hips and shoulders via techniques, stretches and myofascial work to help with range of motion and just overall comfort. 
     
    Where comfortable clothing that you can easily move in, and roll on (and over). We will be discussing average Range of Motions and take a look at what you are feeling and seeing in your own bodies. A lot of time we are completely within an average range but think we are supposed to "be doing more", when that's simply not the case. Setting healthy expectations and ranges will keep us focused throughout our practice and hopefully after you lea
     
    Date: Saturday January 11th 1:30-3pm
    Cost: $35 
    Facilitator: Bridget Henson
     
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  • Community Immersion & Retreat - Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa

    Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
    Resort

    NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT AND SPA 

    For room availability 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 

    Package C Triple Occupancy: $500 

    Package D Quad Occupancy: $475 

    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. 

    Leslie Kaminoff

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

    Yoga Medicine: Essentials Workshop

    Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020

    Join us for this special weekend with Yoga Medicine Therapuetic Specialist 

    Valerie Knopik PhD; YM 500hr teacher; YM teacher trainer

    Saturday June 6th & 7th

    Morning Sessions 9:30am-12:30pm Afternoon 2-5pm

    Early Bird Special $225 All 4 Modules (CEU's upon completion of your YM quiz) or $60 per module. Pricing thru March 1st, then will increase slightly. Limited spots, hope you can join us!

    The Essential Workshop is a four-part series comprised of these topics:

    Shoulder — the shoulder girdle is a common area of struggle for both the new and the regular practitioner. The shoulder joints are inherently inclined toward mobility, creating the need to cultivate stability when we challenge the joints in weight-bearing poses like chaturanga dandasana. In a lecture, we’ll learn about the shoulder anatomy and a theoretical approach to working with these joints therapeutically before moving into a guided practice that enables you to immediately translate this knowledge into your body.

    Hip — this workshop explores the need for equity between stability and mobility in the hip joint. In a yoga practice, hip stability occurs naturally but what each of us needs to maintain balance in this joint can vary greatly from person to person. Through a lecture and guided practice, you’ll look at the structure and function of the hip joint to learn how to individualize for your practice and group classes.

    Spine — the central theme of this workshop is maintaining the integrity of the precious structures in the spine and all that it entails. Learning how to move efficiently with the support of the core, glutes, and legs is key not just in a movement practice but also in the challenges of our lives. Through a combination of theory and practice, you’ll understand how the parts of the spine work together with the core and legs, and learn how to move with solid mechanics that allow you to rewrite your autopilot motions.

    Myofascial Release — understand what myofascial release (MFR) is and how it supplements your yoga practice. We’ll move through a MFR practice that explores the areas we’ve found to be the most beneficial for the legs, hips, shoulders, and back. You will leave with self-care information that you can use right away. This practice is MFR only (no yoga) and is open to everyone, no yoga experience needed.