Debunking Life’s Myths Through Meditation with Mello Mitchell

Saturday: 1/13/2018
From: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room: Studio 2

Four common myths in life cause us to be in conflict with ourselves, others and situations. Buying into these myths prevents us from living a freer, healthier, balanced and more harmonious life. This workshop will help you to discover what prevents you from living life to its fullest by challenging these myths. Through guided meditation you’ll be able to begin letting go of these restrains to experience a more relaxed and peaceful manner of living. Appropriate for those with any level of meditation experience.​

$15 Investment
Photo credit: Mike Marinis Photography
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Yoga Nidra  with Gina Matteucci

Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is an ancient meditation practice which allows participants to enjoy complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation while exploring the deeper layers of the subconscious and unconscious mind bringing an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity to the practitioner. In this deep sleep meditation your conscious mind will gently guide you through thought patterns, emotions, images, and sensations 
The practice of Yoga Nidra reveals our innate intelligence and inherent wisdom which burns away negative patterns of conditioning, thus creating the space for the spontaneous physical, psychological and interpersonal transformations that can occur as a result of this practice. 

Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations and is beneficial for people suffering from diseases such as hypertension, stress, diabetes, migraines, asthma, and digestive disorders. It has helped countless people release patterns of stress to help boost overall health, to sleep better and to lead more contended lives.
This 2 hour workshop will consist of discussion and a light gentle yoga practice to open and prepare the body for a 45 min meditation. Please wear comfortable clothes. A blanket will be provided, however it is recommended that you bring an extra pillow or cushion for extra comfort. Please bring an eye pillow or a washcloth/small towel to cover your eyes.

“We use Yoga Nidra to investigate and go beyond our limiting beliefs and conditioning, so that we may live a contented life, free of conflict, anxiety, fear, dissatisfaction, and suffering. And in its ultimate form, we use Yoga Nidra to unravel the sacred mystery of life and reveal the secret of enlightenment.” — Richard Miller, Ph.D.

Investment: $30


Photo credit: Mike Marinis Photography

Saturday 1/13/2018
From:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Basic Yoga Sequencing ​ with Krysia Maciuszko

1/19/2018 - 1/20/2018

Friday , January 19, 2018
8-9PM

 
New to teaching yoga? Learn how to sequence a Basic yoga class using the Ashtanga Method. Attend this workshop to learn beginner yoga sequences, tutorials on foundational yoga poses, and answers to your questions on all the yoga basics. Build strength and confidence to take your yoga teaching to a deeper level.

Saturday , January 20, 2018
10AM-12PM

 
Students practice teaching a Basics class to their peers. Warm up, do standing poses, practice your balance, and cool down with yogis and yoginis from the Energy University Yoga Teacher Training Program at Krysia Energy Yoga.

4.5 Hours of CEC's for students ON THE PATH to teacher training (200 H)

4.5 Hours of CEC's for students on the PATH TO NIRVANA teacher training (300 H)

$60 Investment

Sunday, January 21
10:30AM-11:50AM

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Basics Class with Krysia

YOGA 102. Vinyasa Basics. 
with Gina Matteucci

Saturday: 1/20/2018
From: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Room: Studio 1


Join Gina Matteucci to expand on your Yoga Basics practice with the next steps in Yoga 102!
This workshop will cover Vinyasa basics such as the importance of linking the breath and movements, sun salutations especially the connection of high to low plank into cobra and upward facing dog. We will explore proper alignment and modifications of standing and balancing poses using props and learn how to safely get into more intermediate poses such as shoulder stand, and headstand prep with and without the wall.
If you are new to Vinyasa yoga, this workshop will prepare you to begin a Vinyasa practice with confidence. If you are a seasoned yoga student, this workshop will give you an opportunity to revisit the basics.
You don't need to be flexible or be able to quiet the mind, you simply need the desire to show up and do your best

2 HOURS CECs available for students on THE ENERGY PATH to Yoga Teacher Training (200 H)

2 HOURS CECS available for students on the PATH TO NIRVANA (300 H Yoga Teacher Training leading to 500 Hour Certification)

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Healthier & Happier You in 2018
with Lana Amawi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Sunday, January 21, 2018
From: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This will be an interactive workshop that will educate and help explore areas of needed progress.
Workshop will cover topics such as:
+symptoms of depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder
+obstacles to success & procrastination
+problem solving & understanding what's your ownership
+relationships and learning your love languages

Lana returned to the Cleveland area the summer of 2008 and established her own private practice Psychological Counseling Solutions which located in Westlake. Not only
is she a clinician but also an educator as she does various presentations and talks on mental health and related topics. She comes to the community with 20 years of experience and has worked in a variety of settings such as community mental health, inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and emergency centers.

She completed her double Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Psychology and Human Development & Family Life in 1994 from the University of Kansas, Bachelors of Social
Work (BSW) from Wichita State University in 1998 and her Master’s degree(MSSA/MSW) from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western
Reserve University in Cleveland in August 1999.

Lana’s clinical modalities include Cognitive-Behavior, Solution-Focused and holistic therapies. She provides services for individuals, couples, and groups for those 15 – 70 who struggle with: life transitions, depression (incl. postpartum), anxiety (incl. test, phobias, stress management), eating/weight related issues, assertiveness training, career counseling,
interview skills and cross-cultural counseling. She is licensed by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor. This is advantageous as mental health services
can be billed through major insurance companies with this type of licensure. She can be reached confidentially through her website lanaamawi.com.


​$60 for 3-hour workshop

3 Hours CECs available for students ON THE PATH to 200 H Yoga Teacher Training

3 Hours CECs available for students on the PATH TO NIRVANA 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training leading to 500 H Certification

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AcroFit

with Elizabeth Renz DeWitte​ and Tom DeWitte

Friday 1/26/2018
From: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Room: Studio 1

​​​
Liz + Tom DeWitte bring their AcroFit Workshop to Krysia Energy yoga. AcroFit is designed to develop smart, and functional strength in a safe, fun & progressive environment. You will work individually, in partnership and in groups to build muscles and endurance through body weight exercises and acrobatic training. It is designed to be accessible and adaptable to different levels of practice. This class will teach smart progressions that help build strength and flexibility to do all your favorite acro poses and transitions with a fun fitness element in which you'll get a workout within the last portion of the class with a partner circuit! This can only help our acro community get stronger and smarter about how we approach our practice.
 
Price: $20 Advance Registration $25 Day of

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Complimentary Community Classes 2018


Saturdays at 12:30 PM

February 3: Flow with Becky Verner
March 10: Power with Selena Vicario
April 7: Yin Yoga with Jim Doughman
May 5: Basic Flow with Emily DiFiore  
June 2: Energy Core Barre with Brittany Gaul
July 7: Kids Yoga: Julie Kemper
August 4: Ashtanga: Robert Moreno

Photo credit: Mike Marinis Photography

Complimentary community classes are free with a signed photo waiver. A professional photographer will be present during the class. Photos from complimentary community classes may be used for studio flyers, webpage, iPhone app, social media, and other marketing. Feel the Energy at Krysia Energy Yoga! Enjoy your class!

​Photographers for Krysia Energy Yoga Complimentary Community Classes are: Mike Marinis, John Biliboaca, Nate Migal, Moises Borges

Mindfulness Meditation Exploration Workshop with Mello Mitchell

Saturday: 2/10/2018
From: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

There are a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques including ‘active’ practices that are ideal for those who have a more challenging time sitting still. ‘Passive’ practices are where you sit or stand for periods of time. During this workshop, you will experience both types so that you can incorporate a meditation into your day that is appropriate for how you feel, or for the situation. A repertoire of practices at your fingertips will enable you to relax and balance and enrich your mind, body and spirit more often. Ideal for anyone interested in meditation.

$15 Investment

Photo credit: Mike Marinis Photography
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Partner Yoga Workshop   with Krysia Maciuszko

Friday 2/16/2018 From: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 


Do you love hands-on adjustments? Would you like to deepen your practice with focus on alignment and strength? This partner workshop is an out-of-the-box experience which promotes a deeper connection with others and self. It will help you push your comfort zone, and experience yoga with the benefit of continuous                                                          adjustments. 

 Partner Yoga Benefits:
- Brings people together through movement, play, breath, acceptance, touch and yes… intimacy (in ways that are safe and sacred). 
 - Can promote better relationship with self and with every person in your life. 
- You and your partner will help each other to relax physical, mental, and emotional tensions
 - Begins to move your practice to a level of compassion, and understanding, while increasing human trust and the willingness to give and receive support.

No previous yoga experience or partner is necessary; bring a friend, a loved one, a sibling, a neighbor, or yourself
 
CECs available for students ON THE PATH to teacher training (200H)

CECs availalbe for students on the PATH TO NIRVANA teacher training (300H)
 
$15 per person, $30 per couple
photo credit: Johanna Epps, Go Inside Yoga
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Anatomy and Physiology Part 3 and 4:
Physical Anatomy and Physiology of the Yoga Pose with Krysia Maciuszko

Saturday: 2/17/2018
From: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Room: Studio 2


Learn gross body anatomy in vinyasa yoga. The focus of this module will be on the structures and movements of the spine, the muscles of the breath, and the anatomy and physiology of the yoga pose. We will focus on a deeper understanding of the five directions of movement of the spine and the roles of breath, muscles, structure, and functional mechanics within each.

Part 3: Saturday, February 17: 10AM-12PM
Part 4: Saturday, February 17: 12:30PM-2:30PM

4 Hours CEC's available for students ON THE PATH to yoga teacher training (200 H RYS)
4 Hours CEC's available for students on the PATH TO NIRVANA yoga teacher training (300 H RYS)

Photo credit: Moises Borges

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11th Annual
Yoga and Chocolate ​ with Deanna Black

A Valentine Celebration... with your lover, your friends, or induldge just youself! 

Sunday 2/18/2018
6:00-7:00pm
$35 by 2/11 or 
$45 after 2/11


Does Chocolate taste better before, during or after Yoga? Inspired by David Romanelli, this workshop will begin with the taste of unidentified chocolate. Bring awareness to your taste buds and see what flavors arise. Then bring awareness to your body with an open level yoga flow class. In the middle of class we will take a chocolate break and see if the flavor is enhanced. The class finishes not only with a blissful guided relaxation/meditation but once again savor more of Lilly Handmade Chocolates!
 
YOGA & CHOCOLATE …
~ Is for everyone whether you have taken a yoga class or not.
~ Is for everyone whether you have tasted chocolate or not AND
~ Everyone receives a complimentary Lilly Handmade Chocolates goodie bag to take home!
 
Deanna Black is a Yoga & Fitness teacher, BucketList Catalyst and Chocolatista. She is also a localvore. While strolling about Tremont, Deanna walked into heaven…a chocolate boutique. Lilly Handmade Chocolates is an artisanal chocolatier that specializes in pairing fine wine & craft beer with its handmade, fresh chocolate confections. Deanna is thrilled to support the local and include Lilly Handmade Chocolates with your yoga experience.
 
CECs available for students ON THE PATH to teacher training

 

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Yoga History 



Modern Period
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, yoga masters began to travel to the West, attracting attention and followers. This began at the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago, when Swami Vivekananda wowed the attendees with his lectures on yoga and the universality of the world’s religions. In the 1920s and 30s, Hatha Yoga was strongly promoted in India with the work of T. Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda and other yogis practicing Hatha Yoga. Krishnamacharya opened the first Hatha Yoga school in Mysore in 1924 and in 1936 Sivananda founded the Divine Life Society on the banks of the holy Ganges River. Krishnamacharya produced three students that would continue his legacy and increase the popularity of Hatha Yoga: B.K.S. Iyengar, T.K.V. Desikachar and Pattabhi Jois. Sivananda was a prolific author, writing over 200 books on yoga, and established nine ashrams and numerous yoga centers located around the world.
The importation of yoga to the West still continued at a trickle until Indra Devi opened her yoga studio in Hollywood in 1947. Since then, many more western and Indian teachers have become pioneers, popularizing hatha yoga and gaining millions of followers. Hatha Yoga now has many different schools or styles, including ashtanga yoga, emphasizing the many different aspects of the practice.

$75 Investment for 4 Hours of Yoga History
CECs available for students ON THE PATH to yoga teacher training
CECs available for studente on the PATH TO NIRVANA yoga teacher training

With Krysia Maciuszko


Saturday 2/24/2018

Yoga History Part 1 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10AM-12PM


Yoga History Part 2
Saturday February 24, 2018
12:30PM-2:30PM

 
Yoga’s history has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of its teachings. The early writings on yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost. The development of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, but some researchers think that yoga may be up to 10,000 years old old. Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice and development.
Pre-Classical Yoga
The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda. The Vedas were a collection of texts containing songs, mantras and rituals to be used by Brahmans, the Vedic priests. Yoga was slowly refined and developed by the Brahmans and Rishis (mystic seers) who documented their practices and beliefs in the Upanishads, a huge work containing over 200 scriptures. The most renowned of the Yogic scriptures is the Bhagavad-Gîtâ, composed around 500 B.C.E. The Upanishads took the idea of ritual sacrifice from the Vedas and internalized it, teaching the sacrifice of the ego through self-knowledge, action (karma yoga) and wisdom (jnana yoga).
Classical Yoga
In the pre-classical stage, yoga was a mishmash of various ideas, beliefs and techniques that often conflicted and contradicted each other. The Classical period is defined by Patanjali’s Yoga-Sûtras, the first systematic presentation of yoga. Written some time in the second century, this text describes the path of Raja Yoga, often called "classical yoga". Patanjali organized the practice of yoga into an "eight limbed path" containing the steps and stages towards obtaining Samadhi or enlightenment. Patanjali is often considered the father of yoga and his Yoga-Sûtras still strongly influence most styles of modern yoga.
Post-Classical Yoga
A few centuries after Patanjali, yoga masters created a system of practices designed to rejuvenate the body and prolong life. They rejected the teachings of the ancient Vedas and embraced the physical body as the means to achieve enlightenment. They developed Tantra Yoga, with radical techniques to cleanse the body and mind to break the knots that bind us to our physical existence. This exploration of these physical-spiritual connections and body centered practices led to the creation of what we primarily think of yoga in the West: Hatha Yoga.

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Buti Yoga Certification Cleveland (Westlake)
Coming Soon from Scottsdale, Arizona!!!
March 3-4, 2018


Buti® Certification is a unique opportunity to Connect + Thrive with inspiring yoga and fitness instructors from around the world while delving deep into the Spiral Structure Technique and it's application to our dynamic flow sequence. Build a strong foundation in yoga cueing, adjustment and modification before moving on to add dynamic toning variations to poses and sequences. Students will learn to properly sequence a Buti® class using dynamic variations and pose sequences that fit within our class guidelines. Students will also learning to tap into their own inner strength, creativity + leadership to lead their own Buti Tribe + discover the sisterhood of our global Butisattva community.​

This certification includes 2 full days of instruction, demonstration and testing with a Buti® Yoga Master Trainer. We recommend being either a certified yoga instructor OR having a consistent yoga practice for at least 2+ years. Upon successful completion of this course and testing, students will receive their AFFA, NASM and Yoga Alliance accredited certification.

The total cost of Buti® Certification is $725. After certification, a $19.99/month Instructor Tools subscription (includes TONE Online, Monthly Instructor Sequencing and Marketing Materials). You are not required to re-certify to maintain your teaching eligibility once you have attended a Buti® Certification. Save $100 when you PAY IN FULL, at time of registration more than 30 days before the training start date. To reserve your spot today, you will need to place a non-refundable $375 deposit. All payments are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the certification course you've registered for you can apply your deposit or full payment to any future training or Butiyoga.com product offering.

20 CECs for students ON THE PATH to teacher training (200H)
20 CECs for students on the PATH TO NIRVANA teacher training (300H)


Must register and pay through Buti Yoga at: https://www.butiyoga.com/products/level-1-2-buti-certification
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Anatomy and Physiology Part 3 and 4:
Physical Anatomy and Physiology of the Yoga Pose with Krysia Maciuszko

Saturday: 2/17/2018
From: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Room: Studio 2

Learn gross body anatomy in vinyasa yoga. The focus of this module will be on the structures and movements of the spine, the muscles of the breath, and the anatomy and physiology of the yoga pose. We will focus on a deeper understanding of the five directions of movement of the spine and the roles of breath, muscles, structure, and functional mechanics within each.

Part 3: Saturday, February 17: 10AM-12PM
Part 4: Saturday, February 17: 12:30PM-2:30PM

4 Hours CEC's available for students ON THE PATH to yoga teacher training (200 H RYS)
4 Hours CEC's available for students on the PATH TO NIRVANA yoga teacher training (300 H RYS)

Photo credit: Moises Borges
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