June 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Celebrating the Summer Solstice with Lauren DAngelo
Join Lauren as she guides you through a workshop style practice, which will include a mandala flow (the solar system is a mandala). Beginning with a moderate paced Vinyasa mandala flow to cultivate movement and strength, followed by restorative postures and a meditation to look inward.
A blend of essentials oils will also be offered to awaken the sense of smell, and to go along with hands on adjustments and assists.
June 24 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Yoga Nidra with Jean Papagni
Yoga Nidra, also known as “psychic sleep” is an ancient yogic practice that brings students into a profoundly deep state of full body release and mind relaxation through guided meditation while lying in a fully supported savasana (fully prone) position.
In this 90 minute workshop, Jean will briefly discuss what Yoga Nidra is and how to reap the most benefits from the practice. We will begin with a brief Yin practice (long held floor based poses), emphasizing breath, to open the energetic channels and prepare the body, heart and mind for the Yoga Nidra practice.
Throughout Yoga Nidra, the student remains in a transformational state between wakefulness and deep sleep that enhances physical, mental, and emotional sense of well-being. The practice stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, reduces cortisol levels and helps the body release long held tension and stress. It is said that the benefits of a Yoga Nidra class are comparable to 3-4 hours of deep, restful sleep.
Please bring an eye pillow, or small towel to cover your eyes.
June 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sacred Summer Sweat Sesh with Jacqui Bonwell
Like, Totally!! This 80’s inspired FUN filled class has a hilarious playlist from the 80’s & includes some of the greatest teachings from the 80’s. Like, what not to do & what excessive looks like. Haha!
All of this followed by a Yoga Nidra set to the tune of Motley Crue. I sh*t you Mot! (I couldn’t resist!)…Come kick off the summer with me, 80’s style! ~Jacqui
Investment: $40 ($5 off if you dress up!)
Sundays July 15th to August 19th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Natal Yoga Series with Nikki Joyal
Join Nikki Joyal in this 6 week Prenatal workshop specifically tailored to aid you in your pregnancy journey. Linking yoga postures with the breathe will help bring awareness to your mind, body and spirit, and will also give you an opportunity to connect with your growing baby!
The program will be conducted in a peaceful, relaxing, room temperature environment that will provide all the props and supports you’ll need regardless of what stage you are in of your pregnancy. Nikki will lead you through poses that will help strengthen the uterus, pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort.
The practice of pre-natal yoga has amazing benefits and can assist in relieving and even preventing the common aches and pains that come with pregnancy and your ever changing body. Yoga can also alleviate other pregnancy discomforts such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.
Please come join us! You will leave feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and more connected to yourself and your baby!
Investment for 6 week series: $96 Drop-in: $20 $40
August 25th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Faith and Flow Session with Rolf Gates
Don’t miss this opportunity to study with Rolf Gates!
Join Rolf for a dynamic session of Vinyasa, meditation, pranyama and lecture/discussion as we explore the practices that create a life that works. Together we will dive into the tools of yoga that allow us to stay connected to the truth of who we are as we practice new ways of being in the world. The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.
The intensive session is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey. The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.
This morning will be based around aspects of Rolf Gates’ Meditations on Intention and Beings: Dally Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion.
September to April; first Wednesday each month from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
June 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Nirvana Sessions with Jacqui Bonwell
Do not miss out on this opportunity to weave monthly study into your life with one of the nations BEST Yoga teachers.
Jacqui Bonwell will be at the helm for an exclusive teaching engagement at Shanti Yoga on the first Wednesday evening of every month, starting in September. Expect a hearty dose of Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga with the intelligent influence of Balanced Athlete ™, as well as time given to Sutra Study, Chakra’s and the Energetics of the body, mind and spirit.
This is an invaluable opportunity to nurture your own practice and inform your own teaching of Yoga. The foundational and more recent revelations in the study of movement will be explored. Whether you are a serious yoga student or teacher, you will benefit from this 8 part series, offered exclusively through Shanti Yoga.
October 13th to November 3rd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Stability, Clarity, and Discovery: Mindfulness Meditation with Neil Taylor
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be aware of what is going on around us and within us without reaction or judgement.
Join Neil Taylor in this 4 week series where we will learn to develop a meditation practice that naturally cultivates equanimity and clarity, so we can explore our experience in a fresh and open way.
Our practice will also set the stage to learn techniques such as Metta (loving kindness meditation) and to explore as a group other aspects of contemplative practice.
No experience required.
Investment~ $60 for the full series.
September 22nd from 2:00 to 4:30
Heels Over Head: Inversions Workshop with Ben Chused
Spending time upside down can stir up a wide range of emotions such as fear and excitement. Our view of the world around us rotates, gravity pulls us in a different direction, and our mind may embark on a journey into unfamiliar territory.
This 2.5-hour workshop hosted by Ben Chused will begin with a vinyasa practice designed to prepare the body to confront inversions such as handstand, forearm balance, and headstand. The second half of the workshop is your opportunity to view demos, discuss, and practice postures where your legs are stacked over your hips and your hips are stacked over your shoulders. All levels are welcome and modifications will be offered.
October 13th from noon to 2:30
Flight School: The Art and Subtleties of Arm Balancing with Jennifer Houghtaling
Join Jennifer for her signature Arm Balancing workshop that will challenge you, empower you and allow you the space you need to explore this dynamic and fun practice.
Much of the art of standing on your hands has to do with physics….little insights and small shifts can make a huge difference for a student and their ability to feel light. The beauty of learning these poses in a workshop setting is that there is plenty of space for questions and answers and plenty of time to explore the intricacies of each pose.
Jennifer caters her workshops to whatever skill level is present in the room, so whether you are at the beginning of your arm balance journey or already have some expertise, everyone will be given considerations and options to work on–from singular balances to linking balances together.
The prerequisites for this workshop is that students can move through the high to low pushup transition without modification, and can find an easy chuckle when they fall out of a pose, as they inevitably will!
October 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reiki Level 1 Certification with Alex Amorosi
Reiki is a powerful, safe, and effective hands-on energy healing technique that can be used in a variety of settings and situations.
This traditional Usui Reiki Level 1 Certification will tune your energy system to conduct Reiki through your body and give you the basic understandings of Reiki to use in healing self and others. You will learn the history and principles of Reiki, the traditional Reiki hand positions for self-healing, the traditional Reiki hand positions for healing others, how engage and disengage with the Reiki energy, basic chakra anatomy and using Reiki in the chakras, “byosen” or “scanning” techniques, and much more.
Many people find Reiki of great benefit in their personal and professional lives including parents and caretakers, yoga and movement teachers, nurses, physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists, and mental health professionals.
October 27th from noon to 3:30
CelebratingIntelligent Alignment and Sequencing Considerations for Teachers with Alex Amorosi
What are some common cues we give as teachers and are they truly physiologically sound? How “safe” or “unsafe” is it really to allow your knee to move past your ankle in Warrior? How about Tree pose? Will you disappear into a *poof* of Yogic Smoke if you put your foot on your medial knee? Do you know the difference between a primary safety correction in asana and a secondary cosmetic correction? When moving from High to Low Pushup….are the shoulder blades in protraction or re-traction? Wait, back up… what’s the difference?? And how do I assess that when I’m teaching a room of 20 people?
Join one of New England’s foremost educators, Alex Amorosi, on all thing “anatomy” for this incredible workshop designed to bring some clarity to your teaching and safe instruction of yoga asana. We will debunk yoga physiology myths, give you tools to assess your class in terms of safety and alignment, and help you feel confident you are teaching a safe and interesting flow every time you teach.
Many teachers find that they graduate from a Teacher Training, but have received little or no guidance on the considerations of safely sequencing their classes for the larger population of Yogi’s in their community.
This workshop would be appropriate for any current or aspiring teacher as well as any serious student wanting to delve deeper into their exploration of the practice.
November 10th from 2:00 to 4:30
Bending Backwards with Ben Chused
The backbending family of postures are nuanced and complex, and there are many “ingredients” that must be combined in order to perform them safely and effectively – such as range of motion in the spine, length in the quadriceps and hip flexors, just the right amount of abdominal engagement, and often deep shoulder flexion paired with wrist extension.
This workshop will include an interactive exploration of the strength, stamina, flexibility, and concentration necessary for expansive and safe backbending. All levels are welcome and modifications will be offered.
January 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Reiki Level 1 Certification with Alex Amorosi
Join Alex Amorosi in your continued journey and exploration of the powerful benefits of Reiki!
Reiki 2 builds on and adds to the skills from Reiki 1. In Reiki 2, you receive another attunement that greatly increases your system’s ability to channel Reiki Energy. You will learn 3 of the Reiki symbols, how to use them, and how to send Reiki energy remotely to people, places, and things. You will also learn how to send Reiki across time and space and the Reiki protocol for working with addiction.
Completion of Reiki 1 is required and you must present your Reiki 1 Certificate in order to participate in this course.