Workshops & Events

Prajna Yoga, founded by Tias Little, can take different forms: Sometimes strong practice, sometimes soft, maybe flowing or more static with props, sometimes contemplative, other times more playful. 
 
The word "Prajna" means wisdom, or insight--literally "first knowing." In that spirit, we'll explore the practices that bring us to the primordial place inherent in each of us that brings forth what is the good, beautiful, and true.
 
WHEN: 1st Wednesday of every month
TIME: 6-7:30pm
COST: $18

Pre-register by clicking over to the dates on the regular class schedule. 

Thank you!

Prajna Yoga

Theresa Murphy teachers

class schedule

every first wednesday from 6-7:30p

MONTHLY

How do I balance stability and mobility in my arms? 
What's the best way to organize my arms for weight-bearing?
Can I keep my shoulder joints safe in any asana?

In this workshop we will look at the structures of the shoulder girdle (bones, ligaments and muscles), and how these structures work together to give us the dynamic balance we need to both reach into space and bear weight on our hands and arms.

We will look at basic anatomy and kinesiology principles, and common patterns that can lead to pain and injury. There will be time to sense, embody and observe, and to discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications.

All levels of movement experience are welcome.

$60

The Shoulder Girdle: Dynamic Stability & Integrated Mobility

Amy Matthews explores

Register here

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM

JAN 2019

What is yoga? Am I flexible enough? What if I can't do this or that? I have a past injury, is it ok if I do yoga? Can you teach me downward dog in practice? I have no idea what to expect. What the heck should I wear or bring?

Hopefully you're not one to shy away from taking care of yourself; these questions can be answered in our Introduction to Yoga Workshop to get your body moving and get you started right.

This workshop is designed for a student brand new to yoga.

What you will learn:

—types of classes
—general flow of a yoga class
—the most common poses
—phrases frequently used by teachers
—modifications and props
—how to build a consistent practice
—how to advance your practice

What you will receive:

—branded canvas gift bag
—printed resources about Yoga
—kickass introduction to an ancient practice

Details:

Workshop offered bi-weekly

$35 workshop only

OR

$99 New Student Package includes:
—entry to one Intro to Yoga Workshop
—two months of unlimited yoga
—10% off all retail
**new students only

Introduction to Yoga

Chase Alexander leads

Register here

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM

JAN 2019

Help cure the winter blues with the gentle palming, pressing, and rhythmic movement of Thai Massage as we balance out the water element, associated with winter in Chinese Medicine, with Yin Yoga poses for the kidney and urinary bladder.

Thai Massage is done fully clothed and on the floor and uses gentler, passive techniques for longer lasting effects for calming the body and mind. Combined with the passive postures of Yin Yoga, your nervous system will be coaxed into rest & digest for a good night's sleep to start your week.

Christine Harrelson is a 500 hr RYT and Advanced Thai Bodyworker with subsequent training in Yin & Restorative Yoga.

$35

Yin + Thai Massage

Christine Harrelson

Register here

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM

JAN 2019

Sonder Movement Project is licensed by the School for Body-Mind Centering® to offer Somatic Movement Educator courses and programs in Body-Mind Centering. Courses and programs are offered in New England and greater New York

The Somatic Movement Educator program explores the richness of the relationship between body, mind, movement and touch in the context of our dynamic Embodied Anatomy and Embodied Developmental Movement approach to Somatic Movement Education.

School for Body-Mind Centering® programs offer an experiential approach to movement, the body, and consciousness. People who study the Body-Mind Centering® approach come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share a common interest in the body-mind relationship and want to learn an in-depth, experiential and embodied approach. Whether you are involved with a movement practice (yoga, dance, athletics, martial arts, etc.), work in a therapeutic setting (occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychotherapy, child development, etc.), or are engaged in other expressive arts (visual arts, music, etc.), our programs offer an opportunity for professional development and/or personal growth.

Whole Courses + Select Courses throughout 2019-2021

Sonder Movement Project
(BMC Hosted)

amy matthews and faculty

whole course or Select courses from 2/2019-3/2021

more information on sonder's page

2019-2021

This comprehensive 5 day immersion introduces students to Somatic Stress Release™, addressing the underlying psycho-physical patterns associated with stress while promoting well-being through the lens of body-oriented therapies. 

Stress related health challenges are now a widespread global issue. Chronic stress wreaks havoc on our health, impacts biological energy conservation, and makes us less attuned to the need for self-care. When a person encounters stress they form neuromuscular patterns to manage and protect themselves from the situation. A person maintains this activation even after the stressor is eliminated. This behavior prevents them from properly processing or mobilizing the stress. Similarly, individuals can get trapped in thought cycles which continually activate a physiological response, limiting their tolerance and capacity to manage additional stressors.

A physiological stress response happens throughout every system of the body, ultimately interacting with every cell. It’s no wonder that stress responses are interwoven with our emotions, immune function, thoughts, breath, and movements. Somatic Stress Release is a holistic approach that recognizes the complex layering of each individual's relation to stress. Stress manifests itself in each person’s body differently. Understanding this unique body response allows each person to process and navigate the intricate layers of stress. One of the most effective pathways towards that awareness and negotiation is through feeling a deeper sense of and connection with the body-mind, an approach called somatics.

In this somatic approach there is a recognition that we engage with others and the world through sensations and movement. As stress is something experienced and expressed through the body, a somatic or body-focused approach can more quickly address habitual responses to internal and external stressors. 

This certification is open to anyone (i.e yoga teachers, therapists, parents, teachers, etc) who wishes to addresses stress from a multidisciplinary holistic approach.

CERTIFICATION: SOMATIC STRESS RELEASE™

In addition to utilizing body-based stress release techniques, these immersions will also integrate experiential anatomy and physiology, mind-body medicine techniques, elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programing, movement meditations, and yoga nidra.
The Somatic Stress Release™ program happens in three modules: Foundations, Intermediate, and Advanced. 

These modules prepare you to:

- Gain a deeper understanding of the biological, social, and psychological aspects of stress.
- Identify somatic symptoms and triggers for emotional and physical distress.
- Learn to work with stress as it is reflected in facial expressions, posture, muscular patterns, or other forms of body language.
- Learn cognitive reframing and stress tolerance techniques.
- Explore self hypnosis for relaxation.
- Learn neuromuscular repatterning procedures to release unconscious habituated stress cycles. 
- Identify yours and other’s resources for negotiating stress.
- Learn embodied mindfulness and resilience training techniques.
- Engage in movement meditations and breath work to release trapped or stored arousal energy.
- Stop burnout and rebuild depleted biological resources.
- Learn to take control of your relationship to stress in order to live a life of greater well-being.
- Apply manual-therapy techniques to guided meditation. 

Module 1: Foundations
- Introduction to Somatics and Somatic Therapy
- Introduction to the History of Stress
- Mind-Body Medicine for Stress 
- Mobilization Practices of Stress
- Embodied Resilience Work
- Compassion and Acceptance Therapy
- Experiential Anatomy of Stress 1
- Integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Somatics for Stress
- Introduction to Yoga Nidra
- Startle Reflex Release Work
- Muscular-Fascial Release work with Balls

PRICING:
early-bird : $1,000 ends 2/1/2019
full : $1,150 

5 Day Immersion: Foundations of Somatic Stress Release

Dr. Scott Lyons leads

9am-4pm, Apr 3 - Apr 7, 2019

Register & More Information Here

APR 2019

"Our bodies are mostly water. Our natural state is to move fluidly like water and adapt to our environment. When I do yoga I want to be like water pouring from a vessel." ~Paulie Zink

These are the only official Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification Courses authorized by The Yin Yoga Institute and taught by the founding Master of Yin Yoga, Paulie Zink. Learn to teach the art of Yin Yoga as it was intended to be taught!


SESSION 1: May 18 - 24 Includes:
- Learning the foundation of Yin yoga principles and postures
- Alchemy fundamentals
- Group discussion on practice
- Birthing and yielding cycles
- Basics of teaching philosophy
- Student practice teaching
- Primary Yin yoga postures
- Participants receive a 41 page Yin Yoga Teacher Training Manual

The purpose of Yin yoga is to grow the body flexible and promote healing, to develop our flow of energy, and to enliven our innate ability to move with fluidity, power, and grace. Paulie’s approach to yoga is about following our own individual path. Paulie gently guides students in opening to their intuitive hearts and discovering the artist within, and in trusting and expressing their own unique way of being in the practice.
In this training participants will explore both the yin and yang aspects of yoga postures that are inspired by the movements of animals and that activate the elemental forces contained within our energetic field. Through this process we fully engage our connection with the natural world, we awaken to our spontaneous and playful spirit, we transcend the boundaries of assumed limitations and learn more than just a technique for doing yoga, we learn a way of being yoga, of living it in our day to day lives. We can then bring these gifts to the lives of those we touch.

Pricing for Session 1: $1,350 if paid before April 15, 2019
$1,500 if paid after April 15th.

 Yin Teacher Certification
Session 1

paulie ZInk Leads

12pm-5pm, May 18 - May 24, 2019

Register & More Information Here

MAY 2019

In this spontaneous and playful practice we step aside from traditional asana and into the realm of postures like the crab, seahorse, and T-Rex which allow the body to gain flexibility and strength while freeing the mind of mechanical nature and self limiting thoughts.

Remember how being imaginative just came naturally when you were a child? Remember how exhilarating it was to feel being fully alive in your body, to freely rejoice in all your senses, to laugh and shout, to jump and dance, and to play pretend without any rules?

 

Paulies liberating approach to yoga shows us how to reawaken our childlike playful spirit. Paulie makes learning fun: and when learning is fun it becomes almost effortless.

In this session we will go beyond the rigidly timed and passive postures so commonly taught in yin classes. We will practice both still and dynamic postures for developing core strength and balance, and the flowing of postures in smooth transitions from pose to pose.

Workshop Cost $60

Yin Yoga: Fun, Flow and Flexibility 

paulie ZInk Leads

1pm-3pm, May 18 2019

Register & More Information Here

MAY 2019

"Our bodies are mostly water. Our natural state is to move fluidly like water and adapt to our environment. When I do yoga I want to be like water pouring from a vessel." ~Paulie Zink

These are the only official Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification Courses authorized by The Yin Yoga Institute and taught by the founding Master of Yin Yoga, Paulie Zink. Learn to teach the art of Yin Yoga as it was intended to be taught!


SESSION 1: May 18 - 24 Includes:
- Learning the foundation of Yin yoga principles and postures
- Alchemy fundamentals
- Group discussion on practice
- Birthing and yielding cycles
- Basics of teaching philosophy
- Student practice teaching
- Primary Yin yoga postures
- Participants receive a 41 page Yin Yoga Teacher Training Manual

The purpose of Yin yoga is to grow the body flexible and promote healing, to develop our flow of energy, and to enliven our innate ability to move with fluidity, power, and grace. Paulie’s approach to yoga is about following our own individual path. Paulie gently guides students in opening to their intuitive hearts and discovering the artist within, and in trusting and expressing their own unique way of being in the practice.
In this training participants will explore both the yin and yang aspects of yoga postures that are inspired by the movements of animals and that activate the elemental forces contained within our energetic field. Through this process we fully engage our connection with the natural world, we awaken to our spontaneous and playful spirit, we transcend the boundaries of assumed limitations and learn more than just a technique for doing yoga, we learn a way of being yoga, of living it in our day to day lives. We can then bring these gifts to the lives of those we touch.

Pricing for Session 1: $1,350 if paid before April 15, 2019
$1,500 if paid after April 15th.

Yin Teacher Certification
Session 2

paulie ZInk Leads

12pm-5pm, sept 14 - sept 20, 2019

Register & More Information Here

SEPT 2019

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