Fall Equinox: 108 Salutes, Kirtan and Celebration!

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Fall Equinox Celebration!

Thursday, Sept. 22
5:30 pm Flow Yoga
7:00 pm Kirtan

Join us as we mark the equal day of sun and moon, with a traditional 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar. You can practice the entire sequence or work at your own pace. Feel free to finish your practice at any time or stick around through the end for a deeply relaxing guided meditation to tap the energies of this day of equal light and darkness. Class pass or $15 drop in fee.

We will follow our yoga practice with a soul jamming Kirtan with Dennis Hawk and Thunderhawk Kirtan Band. Kathleen will be banging on the drum and Cathy will be leading the response chants, so come on over and play. Kirtan is donation based. $10 suggested donation.

The significance of 108. Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance. According to yogic tradition, there are 108 pithas, or sacred sites, throughout India. And there are also 108 Upanishads and 108 marma points, or sacred places of the body. A yoga mala has 108 beads, plus the guru bead.


Candlelight Slow Flow Yoga with Wine and Chocolate

Friday, September 23 @ 5:30 pm

Enjoy a calming and restorative flowing yoga class with Kathleen Kelly Eryt500. Unwind your body and settle your mind for the weekend ahead. This class is designed to melt the stress and tension out of your body, and hit the reset button of your mind to help you enjoy your weekend. Meditative gong session will end the class. Yummy chocolate and a lovely glass of wine will follow the event. Non alcoholic beverages and tea will be available. All are welcome. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Regular class fee or $10.

Start in the Beginning! Yoga 101 The Basics

Wednesday’s in October 5 – 25 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday’s in Octotober 8 – 29 @ 9:45 am

This class is specially designed to introduce the vinyasa flow practice of sun salutations which are designed to open and strengthen every major muscle group in the body. We will introduce the foundational standing poses as well as basic hip openers and back bends and weaves them into the flow of sun salutations. Class will focus on breath technique, healthy alignment for the joints and concentration and focus of the mind. Students will learn basic anatomy of the body and breath. This class is uniquely designed to work with students of all ages, body types and varied degrees of flexibility.

4 week session $20.

September Teacher Rotation

Saturday 8 am

September 17 — Suzanne Zellner
September 24 — Theresa Stinski
October 1 — Carolyn Glime
October 8 — Kathleen Kelly
October 15 — Jen Schanen

Saturday 9:45 am Basics

September Class — Kathleen Kelly
October Class — Karen Simcik
November Class — Cathy Baumann
December Class — Heather Lee

Sunday 8 am

September 18 — Carol Bolton
September 25 — Heather Lee
October 2 — Karen Simcik
October 9 — Kathleen Kelly