Yogawoman Screening

YOGAWOMANA quiet revolution brews in yoga studios, hospitals and living rooms around the globe. In record numbers women are discovering their own strength, vitality, peace and power through yoga. Reclaiming this ancient spiritual path from its traditionally male form, the result is a radical transformation of modern yoga as we know it.

Led by a new generation of dynamic female teachers, this “new” yoga replaces the male-centered, more rigid style with a distinctly feminine practice that honors intuition, family, flow, connection, community, activism and the cyclical nature of women’s lives.

YOGAWOMAN is a groundbreaking film that captures this fascinating time of awakening female power.

 

 

Join us for a special screening of YOGAWOMAN on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. This event is limited to 20 participants.

Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there’s a generation of women who are leading the way. They’re strong, they’re inspiring, and they’re radically changing people’s lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, from the golden beaches of Australia to the serene piazzas of Italy, YOGAWOMAN uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.

Through rich personal stories, YOGAWOMAN reveals how yoga has utterly transformed the lives of millions of over-stimulated, overscheduled multitasking modern women. With vivid detail and poignancy, YOGAWOMAN shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health conditions like breast cancer, infertility, heart disease, anxiety and depression. A, and given a lifeline to women in prison, cancer abuse survivors and those struggling with body image or eating disorders.

YOGAWOMAN bears witness to millions of women who have integrated yoga into their daily lives so they are happier, healthier and more fulfilled – allowing them to give back to others with full hearts and creative minds.
In intimate interviews with the world’s leading experts, many who have become worldwide icons with rock-star status, YOGAWOMAN captures how these teachers have blazed a new trail for women. World-renowned teachers appearing in YOGAWOMAN include Patricia Walden, Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea, Angela Farmer, Cyndi Lee, Seane Corn, Donna Farhi and forward-thinking medical professionals such as integrative physician Dr. Sara Gottfried and world-renowned research scientist Dr. Shirley Telles. YOGAWOMAN is the first film of its kind to bring together these luminaries, distilling their wisdom and spreading their message of peace and empowerment for the benefit of women everywhere.

 

Big Fat Tuesday Special

 

 

As we approach the stroke of midnight and the Meeting of the Courts, Namasté has some special offers to sweeten your Lenten resolve.

The Pilates Reformer is making its Namasté debut!

Image Credit: © CarlFourie / www.fotosearch.com

The resistance created by the Reformer’s pulley and spring system distinguishes it from a traditional Pilates mat class by challenging the strength and endurance unique to individual users.  Reformers can produce visible results sooner — firmness and definition in arm, leg and abdominal muscles improve within a dozen or so regular sessions in most students.  The Pilates Reformer is the perfect core-strength-building complement to any regular yoga practice.


For a limited time, take advantage of one of these Reformer promotions:

   Register by February 29 for any workshop listed below and receive a COMPLEMENTARY one-hour introductory private Pilates appointment — wowza, that’s a $60 value to jumpstart your post-Mardi Gras yoga and Pilates fitness routine!

 

   Try a one-hour introductory private Pilates Reformer appointment for $18!  ($60 value, limit one per student.)  After your first introductory session, you will have the option to continue with 6 private appointments for $195 — that’s $32.50 per private appointment.  (This highly discounted purchase is only available for purchase at the end of the introductory appointment.)

   Introduction to Yoga: For those who have always been curious about yoga but don’t know where to start, we’ve extended the cut-off date to sign up!  This workshop introduces the fundamentals of how yoga can increase strength, balance and flexibility, and explores basic standing and seated postures, breathing and relaxation techniques.  Sign up before Feb. 27 to  take advantage of the COMPLIMENTARY Pilates Reformer appointment!

 

   40 Days to Easter: For non-beginners looking to enhance or jumpstart their practice, commit to honoring and strengthening your mind, body and spirit through vinyasa yoga. 13 classes for less than $10/class — plus the private Pilates Reformer appointment, a $255 value for $125!

 

   New Client Info forms are available for download to save you time as you arrive for your first visit.

 

 

If you are ready to commit to toning your core, losing weight and building muscle,

don’t miss the opportunity to try the Pilates Reformer!

 

 

Prenatal Pilates students won’t be left out!  Attend any Prenatal Pilates class in February and receive a COMPLIMENTARY Private Pilates reformer appointment 6-weeks+ postpartum — a $60 value to ensure Mom stays healthy both before and after delivery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Pre-register for Workshops or before February 29, 2012 to receive your COMPLIMENTARY private Pilates Reformer appointment (a $60 value)!

 

 

40 Days to Easter (13-Class WORKSHOP) with Brooke
Wed & Mon Date: 2/22/2012 – 4/4/2012 From: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
$125 for 13-Class workshop, $15 Drop-In
Science of yoga teaches it takes 40 days to create or change a habit. A 40-day commitment to change can provide the shift needed to develop a healthy habit or to drop a destructive one. Signify Ash Wednesday and the 40 days before Easter by committing to honor and strengthen your mind, body and spirit through yoga. Turn inward and grow deeply with the movement of vinyasa flow — a fluid linking of breath and movement. Classes begin Ash Wednesday and continue to Easter.

Lunchtime Beginners’ Yoga (2-week WORKSHOP) with Kerrie
MonWedFri Date: 2/27/2012 – 3/9/2012 From: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
$65 for 6-Class workshop, $15 Drop-In
You can do this – no sweat! This 6-class workshop will get you started with basic poses that build strength, increase flexibility, and enhance  balance. Learn proper alignment and breathing techniques to enhance relaxation. No experience necessary and – literally – no sweat! Get  back to work rejuvenated and on time!

Renew Your Resolution (1-Day WORKSHOP) with Brooke
Sat Date: 2/25/2012 From: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$30 early bird (if registered by February 24, 2012)
$35 at-the-door (space permitting.)
Relax and revive your sankalpa (Sanskrit for intention or resolution). Whether you are working on a 2012 New Year’s resolution or a sankalpa that you created in 2011, this workshop will help you strengthen your resolve and address unconscious blocks to achieving your goal. We will use the powerful technique of yoga nidra (the yoga of sleep) to plant the seed of your intention. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, with a renewed commitment to fulfill your sankalpa.

Yoga Warriors Boot Camp for Women (12-Class WORKSHOP) with Jen
MonWedFri Date: 2/27/2012 – 3/23/2012 From: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM and/or
MonWedFri Date: 4/2/2012 – 4/27/2012 From: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM
$160 Workshop, 12 Classes (Drop-Ins not allowed)
A vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga and strength-building, Yoga Boot Camp combines flowing poses designed to burn calories and increase flexibility with weight-based movements to strengthen and tone muscles. Classes are designed for students looking to lose weight, gain strength and get fit. This hour-long, high energy workout is choreographed with sequences set to up-tempo music and ends with a brief meditation to help you retain a mindful sense of being in the moment. This is a fun, inspiring and challenging new look at yoga  and yourself!

Belly Dance for Health (6-WEEK WORKSHOP) with Iona
Thu Date: 3/1/2012 – 4/5/2012 From: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
$70 Workshop, 6 Classes (Drop-Ins welcome!)
This class is specifically suited for the female physique, no matter what your size! As Belly Dance has evolved, more and more women dance for health, positive self image, intimating the dynamics of one’s unique femininity and form, and most of all, for a fun workout. Incorporating both slow and quick moves, Belly Dance provides the means to increase flexibility and strength as well as to improve balance and comfort. This class includes a focusing warm-up; introduction to basic techniques; coordination of movements to belly dance music; and a Yoga-style cool down. Tummies of all sizes welcome and no dance experience is required for this beginner level class. Open to women ages 16-99.

Yoga Booty Ballet (6-Week WORKSHOP) with Courtney
Fri Date: 3/16/2012 – 4/27/2012 From: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
$65 Workshop, 6 Classes (Drop-Ins welcome!)
Yoga Booty Ballet is a fun, sexy and spirited workout that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. Work your body, engage your mind and lighten your spirit as you practice this East-meets-West amalgam of meditation, cardiovascular dance, ballet, Kundalini and hatha yoga.The results are immediate and long term. Students consistently complete class feeling better about themselves than when they arrive. The meditation element serves to focus busy minds as well as awaken dull ones. The dance portion improves cardiovascular endurance, promoting weight loss and improved body composition. The ballet section increases strength and agility, building muscle and bone density. The yoga sections promote flexibility, balance and inner wellness. Classes are fun and easy to follow, designed to draw out individual self-expression in a comfortable, non-competitive environment.Various dance styles explored include jazz, hip hop, burlesque, Latin, Bollywood, go-go, and more. Come dance, play, and fall in love with your body!

Yoga & Journaling (1-Day WORKSHOP) with Amanda
Sat Date: 3/24/2012 From: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
$35 early bird (if registered by March 1, 2012)
$40 at-the-door (space permitting.)
Combining yoga with journaling has profound benefits: it releases and processes unwanted emotions, inspires creativity and increases the body-mind connection. This process promotes clarity and helps free up energy for you to achieve your goals. We’ll use visualization techniques, meditation and breath work to create a safe, supportive environment while journaling and practicing yoga. Bring your journal, your favorite pen, a yoga mat if you have one and join us for an intensive afternoon of jounaling while practicing yoga poses. Some yoga experience is helpful, but not required.

Introduction to Yoga (6-week WORKSHOP) with Christine & Studio Instructors
Mon Date: 2/13/2012 – 3/26/2012 From: 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
$65 for 6-Class Workshop (Week 2 Registration open, space permitting)
Introduction to Yoga: Begin at the Beginning – This workshop is for those who have always been curious about yoga but don’t know where  to start. The instructor introduces the fundamentals of yoga, showing how yoga can increase strength, balance and flexibility, and explores basic standing and seated postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Begin at the Beginning builds confidence and prepares you for the studio’s regularly scheduled Hatha classes.

Conscious Connected Breathing with Jack Fontana
Sun 3/4/2012 From: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
RELIEVE STRESS AND ANXIETY NATURALLY WITH CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATHING | This technique facilitates letting go of stress, anxiety and stored suppression, creating the possibility for freedom, profound relaxation, improved breathing and self-acceptance. The workshop includes a complete explanation of the process, one breathing session, and the processing of experiences — all within a safe, private, and loving environment.