Workshops

2014 Workshops and Special Series:

Yoga Studies Series with Tasha, Spring 2014

Saturdays 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm May 3 and 31

May 3, Asana & Splendor of Recognition by Kshemaraja, Part 1

May 31, Asana & Splendor of Recognition by Kshemaraja, Part 2

It just so happens that my friend Robin and her husband will be coming to visit Williamstown museums that weekend. Robin has been studying the text and notions behind the pratyabhijna for years, and I think we can convince her to join in on our discussion on Saturday, May 3.

Ksemaraja’s The Heart of Recognition (Pratyabhijnahrdayam) is an exquisite text of the Shaivite Tantric tradition that is beautifully accessible through contemplation. Its study provides insights into the workings of our own awareness that are fascinating as well as practical. The 20 verses of The Essence of the Heart of Recognition were composed over 1,000 years ago, but they still resonate like a powerhouse across time.  Brilliant and concise, this Tantric text paints a portrait of life; not just any kind of life, but life as an extraordinary journey.   As we engage with the text together, we will gain insights into our own creative capacities.  Taking cues from the teachings, we will also learn to redirect our awareness away from things that contract us inside, towards subtle but potent and refreshing landscapes of refined understanding.  It is suggested, but not required, that you acquire your own copy.  Recommended translations:  1. The Splendor of Recognition, by Swami Shantananda;  2. The Doctrine of Recognition, by Jaideva Singh.

Investment $95/day or $180 for both sessions.  To register, please mail check to Tasha Yoga, 76 Grandview Dr. Williamstown, MA 01267

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H.S. Arun Thursday May 22-Saturday May 24, 2014

Tasha Yoga is proud and honored to welcome Sri H.S. Arun for his first workshop in Williamstown, MA.  Arunji has practiced and taught the art and science of yoga in India and around the world for more than 35 years. His teaching addresses each student in a simple, direct, and effective manner, while his wit and humor lend a positive energy to his classes.  The variety and intelligence in his sequences, based on a solid knowledge of the Iyengar tradition, allow students to explore with ease the many facets of yoga from practical and profound.  Arunji has been recognized with many awards, most notably the highest honor given by his home state, Karnataka – the Rajyotsava Award.  This is a unique opportunity to study with a warm, devoted, and knowledgeable teacher.  Sri H.S. Arun is a close disciple of B.K.S. Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar, and Geeta S. Iyengar.  Arun is certified in Iyengar Yoga at the Advanced Junior III level.

Thursday, May 22 6-8pm

Friday, May 23 11am-1:30pm & 4-6:30pm

Saturday, May 24 9am-12noon

$145 entire workshop in advance/$170 at door

$15 per hour in advance/$20 per hour at door

For information about H.S. Arun click here.  To register, please mail check to Tasha Yoga, 76 Grandview Dr. Williamstown, MA 01267 or use PayPay link below.

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Three Phases of Yoga:

A Guided, Experiential, and Sequential Yoga Journey

August 8-10, 2014 Weekend Workshop at TY with Tasha

For Practitioners of All Levels

In this workshop we embody and name a sequential three-phase cycle of yoga practice.

Friday 7-9: Explores the roots of yoga before yoga began, as well as the roots of conscious embodiment in hip openers and forward bends.

Saturday 10-1: Invokes personal freedom through standing poses and backbends.  Here we focus on mindful attention to the forms and shapes we are manifesting in the body/mind as a basis for liberation. Through these open, expansive poses we investigate how increasing the sattvic balance and clarity in body/mind may allow us to sense what lies beyond limited, conditioned existence.

Saturday 2-5: In the afternoon we turn our world upside down to dramatically shift perspective from self-oriented actions by radiating love and compassion towards others as well.  To dramatically extend our perspective from self to other we embody the forms of inversions, tailored to each individual practitioner.

Sunday 10-1: Our final, morning session proceeds into the shapes of backbends and arm balances, inviting a powerful integration of freedom and compassion.  As these two come together we manifest an immediate offering towards all other beings and the planetary home we inhabit.

Throughout the weekend you will learn concepts to understand and practice poses to experience three phases of yoga in your body/mind: 1) Individual Freedom 2) Compassionate Service 3) Integrating Embodiment.  We explore how your unfolding sequential process can be considered a microcosm of the vast historical phases of yoga in India. Naming and sensing this phased cycle of practice is meant to further your confidence in, commitment to, and understanding of your yoga rendering it even more efficacious.

Yoga Body/Yoga Mind: A Camp for Teens 13-15 years old

August 11-15, 2014
2-5pm
with Tasha Judson and Lynn Jordan at Tasha Yoga, 610 Main St. Williamstown, MA 01267

Ayurveda & Asana for young people:  Ayurveda is the ancient system of India medicine which offers insight into rhythms in body, day, season, and life span.  Asana means yoga poses.

Benefits: Learn how your muscles, bones, organs, and body systems work. Learn poses you can do to help them work well and support you in your embodied life.  Learn about your constitution from anAyurvedic perspective, and how to eat to support your personal well being for your particular body/mind.  You will also learn chanting, breathing techniques, and explore yoga ideas about the mind/body connection.

tuition $199, plus $15 yoga mat (we can order)

Kindness Towards Ourselves: Integrating Metta Into Mindfulness

Saturday, September 6, 2014: 10am-1pm

This half day workshop will focus on cultivating mindfulness with the quality of lovingkindness. We will emphasize transforming judgment to curiosity and resistance to softening, seeing for ourselves how kindness deepens our relationship with our experience and allows us to approach our life with openness. The retreat will include both Buddhist mindfulness and metta meditation.

Rebecca Bradshaw has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar (Burma).  She teaches at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, at other locations in the United States and abroad. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, MA.

Recommended Donation $45

Theory and Practice of Hatha Yoga

with Ellen Saltonstall and Tasha Judson

September 19-21, 2014

December 12-14, 2014

2014 Past Workshops and Series:

Advanced Studies

March 8 Asana & Yoga Sutras 3rd Pada

April 5, Asana & Yoga Sutras 4th Pada

Therapeutic Yoga Series

with Tasha Judson, M.Ed., E-RYT500 at Heart of the Village Yoga in Manchester Village, VT

Tuesday, 6:15 – 7:30pm, February 18 – March 25, 2014

This series of six classes investigates a particular part of the body each week. Each session takes you through a bio-mechanically sound sequence of poses. In the process, you become familiar with principles alignment and how to apply them in your body. These principles work effectively in your asana practice on the mat, as well as off the mat in daily life. By aligning with your body and how it functions, you are empowered to take better care of your body, manage your stress, and improve your quality of life.This series of classes is a great way to begin a practice of yoga asana. It is also excellent for more experienced practitioners interested in therapeutic applications of yoga.

February 18: Hips
February 25: Shoulders
March 4: Lumbar Spine and Sacro-Iliac Joints
March 11: Cervical Spine
March 18: Knees, Feet and Ankles
March 25: Wrists and Hands

Recommended Text: Yoga for Arthritis by Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Loren Fishman. This book presents background, images, and sequences of poses with clear instructions for each part of the body. Having your own copy supports you to practice therapeutic yoga on your own by reinforcing the understandings, alignments, and actions.

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Fee:

  • $75 early-registration through February 11th (20% off for monthly members: $60)
  • $90 after February 11th (20% off for monthly members: $72)

TO REGISTER: Click here for registration form and return it with payment, via snail mail, email, or call Jo at 802.379.4514 or register at the studio.

Check out these special events with Tasha at Heart of the Village Yoga Studio in Manchester, VT:

Change Your Perspective! Turn Your World Upside Down! Inversion Workshop for Everyone

with Tasha Judson, E-RYT500 and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT500
9-11:30am, Sunday, February 16th.

The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating of the asanas (postures). This workshop will help you build a friendly relationship with your optimal version of these essential poses. You will be guided through alignment, technique, proper modifications, and feel how to develop power in your core. You will be introduced to and practice postures such as headstand, forearm stand, handstand, shoulder stand and more.  We’ll offer multiple variations to help you progress. Inversions can be deeply energizing or restful, rejuvenating, and profoundly transformative. Learn to use the wall, or a buddy, as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class.

Let go of the fear, we are here to support. No inversion experience is necessary. This is where you come to learn. All are welcome!

Fee:

  • $25 early-registration through February 14th (20% off for monthly members: $20)
  • $30 at-the-door

TO REGISTER:  Click here to download registration form and return it with payment, via snail mail, email, or call Jo @ 802.379.4514 or register at the studio.

2013 Past Workshops:

Therapeutic Yoga Workshop with Ellen Saltonstall December 13-15

2013 descriptions:

Friday December 13, 3-6 pm: The Periphery – Knees, Ankles & Feet, and Elbows, Wrists & Hands.This session will look at the anatomy and common problems in the lower legs and lower arms, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga to give you a solid and safe foundation on your feet or your hands.

Saturday December 14 10am-1:15 pm: The Spine and Lower Back. This session will address the most common lower back problems such as musculoskeletal tension, disc herniation,  sacro-iliac dysfunction and sciatica.  We will highlight the do’s and don’t’s for each condition, giving clear guidelines for a safe practice and adjustments to refine the poses for best results.

The Lower Back Practice ONLY 12:15-1:15 - You may sign up for the last hour of this session to learn a practice sequence for the lower back with Ellen, assisted by Registered Yoga Teachers.

Saturday 2:30-5:30pm: The Physiology of Relaxation. Illustrated lecture on the stress response and the relaxation response, plus experiential session with Kinetic Awareness (self-massage by rolling on little rubber balls!), pranayama and restorative yoga poses.

Sunday December 15, 10-1: The Shoulders and Neck. This session will focus on common problems associated with the neck and shoulders, including rotator cuff injuries and pinched nerves.  We will review the relevant anatomy, and practice observing and assisting each other for optimal alignment.

The Shoulders and Neck Practice ONLY 12-1pm. You may sign up for the last hour of this session to learn a practice sequence for the shoulders and neck with Ellen, assisted by Registered Yoga Teachers.

Investment: $15/credit hour in advance; $20/credit hour at the door.

Full Workshop in advance BY DECEMBER 10, 2013: $165 (Save $15).

Saturday September 21st, 2013:

A Morning of Invigorating Asana with Deb Neubauer, E-RYT 500

9-10am:  Meet your Feet:  Your feet are your very connection to the earth.  They are the source of structural support for your entire body.  Energetically, they represent the foundation that supports all you do.  In this quick  refresher course, we’ll explore a balanced alignment approach to foot, arch, ankle and achilles tendon therapeutics.  Class will explore relevant anatomy and general alignment principles.  Students will leave with practical toning, strengthening and grounding exercises that can be practiced daily to strengthen and heal the feet.  This class can be taken alone, or as a great introduction to the asana practice that follows.

10:30 – 1pm:  Standing on Solid Ground:  Using sound, well tested, structural alignment principles for the feet, legs and hips, we’ll practice a wide array of basic to advanced standing poses, hip openers and forward bends.  Class will offer plenty of variations to accommodate students of all levels.  Emphasis will be on anatomical and alignment principles for the feet that help to clear injuries.  Class will end with a short period of meditation.

Kindness Towards Ourselves: Integrating Metta Into Mindfulness

Saturday, September 7, 10am-1pm

This half day workshop will focus on cultivating mindfulness with the quality of lovingkindness. We will emphasize transforming judgment to curiosity and resistance to softening, seeing for ourselves how kindness deepens our relationship with our experience and allows us to approach our life with openness. The retreat will include both Buddhist mindfulness and metta meditation.

Rebecca Bradshaw has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar (Burma).  She teaches at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, at other locations in the United States and abroad. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, MA.

Recommended Donation $45

Yoga & Ayurveda for Menopause with Anne Dellenbaugh
Saturday August 3 2-5pm

Investment: $45
Move through midlife with radiance and wisdom!
Discover how Yoga and Ayurveda can support you through menopause, so you’re available for the rest of your life. Learn how to use Yoga and simple Ayurvedic practices to address hot flashes, insomnia, weight imbalance, anxiety, depression and more.  The afternoon will include asana and pranayama, meditation and introduction to key Ayurvedic principles and therapies for all stages of this important transition in women’s lives.

Anne Dellenbaugh, MA, RYT-500, C.Ay., is a pathfinder. She found her own path through a terminal cancer diagnosis using yoga, Ayurveda and other alternative therapies. For 20 years she ran her own business, HER WILD SONG, guiding wilderness trips for women. She brings to her teaching great compassion for the challenges we each face and a passionate desire to help each woman find her own path—and the joy that comes with living in alignment with her best, wisest, truest, great Self.

Anne began teaching Anusara™ Hatha Yoga in 2005. She completed Ayurvedic training at the Ayurvedic Institute and Kripalu Center and continues her studies with Cate Stillman, and Sonia Masocco. Anne is a long-time meditator and a senior student of Paul Muller-Ortega, Tantric scholar and meditation guide. She lives in New Mexico and Maine.

The Practice with Amy Reed Sunday, June 16, 2-4:30pm.

Join yoga Amy Reed in an expertly sequenced and themed, teacher-led asana practice. For students of all levels wishing for more in depth yoga experience. Participation assumes the ability to self monitor and guide your own practice.  The focus for the afternoon will be on abs, arm balances and inversion transitions, sure to be a good time!


Family Yoga with Danielle Gismondi Sunday, June 30, 2:30-3:30pm.

Come to Family Yoga!  Enjoy yoga, movement, breathing exercises, games, and stories with your family!  Ages 3-7, but babes in arms also welcome!  Join Danielle Gismondi, pre-school teacher and yoga instructor, as you are guided through an hour of fun and relaxation.  A firm believer in hands on assists and massage, you and your little ones will have fun together and give and receive Thai Massage in the process!.  To Register: One adult and one child $15, and $5 per person after that.

Restoratives + Reiki with Monica June 21, July 26, and August 23  5:30-7pm.

A class for all levels that begins with basic weight bearing asana to open the body, followed by supported poses on blankets and bolsters for longer timings that allow deep healing and rejuvenation.

The Practice

May 4 10am-12noon with Tasha

Extended, expertly sequenced and themed teacher led asana practices.  For students of all levels wishing a more in depth yoga experience. Participation assumes the ability to self monitor and guide your own practice.

yoga therapeutics workshops with tasha

Yoga Sundays with Tasha: SUNDAYS 11:00am-1:00pm

Taught by Natasha Judson
Hubbard Hall, Beacon Feed Studio Board Room, Cambridge NY
Three monthly classes in the Spring Term: March 10, April 14, May 5

Learn optimal alignment and accessible poses to promote healthy functioning in the major muscles and joints. These sessions are appropriate for everyone, regardless of yoga background, and include some partner work.

Topics for individual sessions in this series:
March 10: Lower Body Therapeutics
April 14: Upper Body Therapeutics
May 5: Ankle/Foot & Wrist/Hand Therapeutics

tashayoga-thNatasha “Tasha” Judson, M.Ed., ERYT500, credits her yoga practice with the empowerment to take action to get out of pain and to embrace life more and more fully. Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Patricia Walden and then the Anusara Yoga community have shown her how to become accomplished in yoga despite injuries, and how to help others with therapeutics. She became a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher in 2007. Currently she studies and practices meditation with Dr. Paul Muller Ortega, founder of Blue Throat Yoga. She runs Tasha Yoga studio in Williamstown, Massachusetts offering classes, workshops, immersions & teacher training.

Term cost (3 sessions): $60 / $54 members
Single: $25 at the door, $20 in advance

India Presentation

Wednesday April 17th 7:30pm

Tasha will tell stories and show photos, video and gear from her recent trip to South India.  Places include Belur village and school and a Tibetan Monastery in Karnataka, and Chidambaram Temple in Tamil Nadu (Free).

Family Yoga with Danielle Gismondi:

Sundays April 7 and 28, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Come to Family Yoga!  Enjoy yoga, movement, breathing exercises, games, and stories with your family!  Ages 3-7, but babes in arms also welcome!  Join Danielle Gismondi, pre-school teacher and yoga instructor, as you are guided through an hour of fun and relaxation.  A firm believer in hands on assists and massage, you and your little ones will have fun together and give and receive Thai Massage in the process!.  To Register: One adult and one child $15, and $5 per person after that.Both workshops: $25 for one adult and one child, and $5 per person after that. To register: One adult and one child $15, and $5 per person after that. Both workshops: $25 for one adult and one child, and $5 per person after that.

2012 Workshops at TY:

The Practice

Extended, expertly sequenced and themed teacher led asana practices.  For students of all levels wishing a more in depth yoga experience.  Participation assumes the ability to self monitor and guide your own practice.

With Deb Neubauer Saturday, December 15, 10am-12:30pm:

Progressive Sequencing for Arm Balances: This will be a led Arm Balances practice with tips on how to sequence practices and classes so as to encourage students of all levels to safely try some wilder poses!!  Class will be geared to students who want to play and have fun as well as teachers who want to understand how to take their students deeper.

Investment is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.  Please preregister by sending or delivering your check to Tasha Yoga, 610 Main St. Williamstown, MA 01267, or use the PayPal button.

Introduction to Sanskrit

with Doug Donnell Saturday, December 15,  2-4 pm:

Join us for a two-hour introduction to the Sanskrit language. Using the Sanskrit term sahaja, often translated as natural, we will examine  the natural organization of the Sanskrit alphabet. Our exploration will include an in-depth look at the term sahaja and how the sound, the structure and the meaning of this term  combine to create an easy entry into the language. This Sanskrit session will include lecture, Q and A, class participation and handouts.

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Past Workshops 2012:

Therapeutic Yoga Workshop with Ellen Saltonstall

Friday, December 7-Sunday, December 9, 2012

For Yoga Teachers, Body Work Therapists, and Yoga Students

Williamstown, MA Tasha Yoga will present a Therapeutic Yoga Workshop with a yoga anatomy expert, Ellen Saltonstall, Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9. Sessions will be devoted to different areas of the body, teaching yoga poses and other methods to address a variety of physical imbalances. Sessions will alternate between lecture/discussion and asana practice as well as Kinetic Awareness. This bodywork method, using rubber balls of various sizes to massage the body, is a marvelous adjunct to yoga practice. The work helps to release chronic physical and emotional tension, rehabilitate after injuries, increase range of motion, and enhance breathing and general well-being. This workshop is for yoga teachers and body work therapists, as well as students who would like to address specific complaints. Sessions are described below.

Participants can register for individual sessions of the full workshop. Workshop pricing is as follows: $15/credit hour in advance; $20/credit hour at the door. Full Workshop in advance $165 (Save $15). To register, scroll down and use button, or mail check to 76 Grandview Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267.

Ellen Saltonstall is a teacher of Hatha Yoga and Kinetic Awareness. She co-authored, with Dr. Loren Fishman, Yoga for Arthritis and Yoga for Osteoporosis. She began teaching Hatha Yoga and Kinetic Awareness in the 1980s after ten years as a dancer and massage therapist. Ellen has developed yoga programs for conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, fertility, menopause, and repetitive strain injury. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and regularly presents at yoga therapy conferences. For more information about Ellen Saltonstall, visit her website, www.mohiniyoga.com.

Tasha Yoga is a Registered Yoga School in Williamstown, MA, owned by Natasha Judson. Tasha is a Registered Yoga Teacher (M.Ed., E-RYT500) who has been teaching Hatha Yoga in this community since 1999. Tasha Yoga offers a variety of weekly classes for different practice levels. Visit tashayoga.com for the class schedule, and for information about teachers at the studio.

Friday December 7, 3-6pm: The Physiology of Relaxation - Illustrated lecture on the stress response and the relaxation response,  plus experiential session with Kinetic Awareness.

Saturday December 8 10am-1:15pm: The Spine and Lower Back. This session will discuss the characteristics of herniated discs, sacro-iliac issues and sciatica, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga appropriate for each condition.

The Lower Back Practice ONLY 12:15-1:15 - You may sign up for the last hour of this session to learn a practice sequence for the lower back from Ellen, assisted by Registered Yoga Teachers.

The Shoulders and Neck 2:15-5:30 pm. This session will focus on common problems associated with the neck and shoulders, including rotator cuff injuries and pinched nerves, and consider therapeutic benefits of yoga for these conditions.

The Shoulders and Neck Practice ONLY 4:30-5:30 - You may sign up for the last hour of this session to learn a practice sequence for the lower back from Ellen, assisted by Registered Yoga Teachers.

Sunday December 9, 10-1: The Periphery – Knees, Ankles & Feet, and Elbows, Wrists & Hands. This session will look at common problems in the lower legs and lower arms and the therapeutic benefits of yoga in these situations.

Investment: $15/credit hour in advance; $20/credit hour at the door.

Full Workshop in advance BY DECEMBER 1 $165 (Save $15).

Yoga Sundays with Natasha Judson

December 2 from 11:00am to 1:00 pm
Beacon Feed Dance Studio at Hubbard Hall, Cambridge NY
Single: $25 at the door, $20 in advance

Each session is intended for all levels of students, Beginner through Experienced.  Variations will be given for you to deepen from your current practice into one of even more depth and expansion.

Sunday December 2: Discover the Light Inside: An Introspective Practice exploring Shoulder Stand

To register, please visit the Hubbard Hall website.

Restorative Yoga Workshop and Teacher Training

Saturday, September 8 with Ani Grosser and Tasha Judson 10-1

This workshop is for graduates of a 200-hour YA approved yoga teacher training who are preparing to teach restorative yoga classes.  It is also for yogis who would like to guide your own personal restorative yoga practice at home.

$45 in advance/$50 at the door.

January 14-15 Sanskrit Weekend
The Healing Power of Sound with Doug Donnell

“The Sanskrit Training combines the two powers, Sanskrit and yoga, to create an educational adventure that will not only give you the joy of reading sutras in the original script, and pronouncing them with precision, but will change the way you perceive the learning experience forever. Operating through mutual agreement, participants break through old learning patterns based on the competitive, “get it right,” model, and bond with the beauty and energy of Sanskrit as well as with each other.

What you will learn in the course of the weekend:

  • a powerful new learning model that teaches you the key to sustained one-pointed focus & gives you complete comfort and enjoyment in a group learning environment
  • the opening of your voice; your capacity to fully resonate and heal with sound
  • an intimate understanding of the structure of sacred sound: the Sanskrit Alphabet; knowledge & practice of the sounds of the alphabet as bija mantras for chakra tuning
  • how to read Sanskrit, and use the recognition of the original script to enhance your experience of sacred sound
  • the essence of yoga, through the model of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras in the original” From The American Sanskrit Institute website.
Saturday and Sunday 9-5

Visit Vyakaranayoga.com for Doug’s contact info!

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Past Workshops 2011

Restoratives with Ani Grosser

Friday December 16, 4-6 pm

Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters, and pillows to completely support the body in basic yoga postures so you can drop into a profoundly healing state of relaxation. Breathing capacity is deepened; immune function enhanced.

A wonderful balance to an active fitness program, Restorative Yoga issuitable for students of all ages and ability. You will receive personalized help to feel completely supported and comfortable in each pose.

Instructor: Ani Nadler Grosser, RYT has been studying and teaching yoga for 30 years.  Her classes focus is on alignment for safety and energy flow, and mindful awareness.  Ani trained with Judith Lasater in Restorative Yoga.

Investment: $20 if  pre-registered, $25 at the door.

For more information, please contact 413-346-3638 natasha.judson@gmail.com or

anigrosser@earthlink.net 413-637-2868.  Please pre-register for this workshop.

Saturday, December 10 with Charlotte Clews

10:00 am-12:30 pm

This is a teacher led practice, meaning the teacher is also practicing along with you.  Since it has a longer time format that a typical class, this is an opportunity to playfully move deeper into your poses in a supportive environment.  You are welcome to come whatever your level of practice, explore the poses in the intelligent sequence offered, and cheer on your friends in the process.

Investment 25 preregistered, or 35 at the door.

Mailing address:  76 Grandview Dr.  Williamstown MA 01267

More about Charlotte at: www.wildopenheart.com

Ayurveda Wellness and Family Nutrition Workshop

Friday, December 9, 5-6 pm at Wild Oats Market

Saturday, December 10, 2-5 pm at Tasha Yoga

We can be vibrant, strong, resilient and brilliant beings!When we attune to the obvious and subtle qualities of our bodies, we are attuning to the grand rhythm of the universal light of consciousness that dances through each rain drop, each particle of soil, each root, stem and leaf, and each and every cell of our own being.

Charlotte Clews Lawther, M.S. RYT 500hr, is a certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, naturalist and educator. She is as eclectic as she is studied. She took her first yoga class at the age of 18 because she thought it might help her train for her upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike. In 2004 she started studying with John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga and became a certified Anusara Yoga Teacher in 2010.  She continues to travel several times a year to study with John and her meditation teacher, Paul Muller-Ortega.

Yoga Therapeutics at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge NY

Sundays 11-1 July 17 and August 7

In yoga we learn how to align with nature in the form of our bodies.

Each of us has an optimal blueprint where our bodies and being feel

safe and powerful.  When we move away from this optimal blueprint, we

receive feedback in the form of discomfort.  As soon as we move

towards it, we can find greater ease and wellbeing.  In this workshop

we observe  the anatomy of the optimal blueprint for the upper body,

describe actions that move us towards that optimal alignment, and

experience  poses that reveal  the sweet nectar of aligning with

nature  embodied as each of us.

Befriending Your Personal Backbend

with Tasha Judson

Sunday, June 12 @ Frog Lotus Yoga 2:00-4:30 $20

Do you want to feel great in back extensions, from cobra to bow and beyond?  Learn how to bring the heart opening, uplifting curl in your upper back into normal everyday poses like lunges and warrior poses. Develop your capacity to align and stabilize your lower back to allow you to open safely and pain free.  This workshop teaches you Universal Principles of Alignment from Anusara Yoga to help you align and open in all forms of backbend.  You will come away with ways of working in your Hatha Yoga or Vinyasa Practice, and off the mat activities as well, to bring out the bliss of your own personal backbends.

To register, contact Frog Lotus Yoga: 189 Beaver Street, North Adams, MA 01247-2839

(413) 664-8686

Restoratives with Ani Grosser

Fridays 4-6 pm April 15, May 13, June 10

Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters, and pillows to completely support the body in basic yoga postures so you can drop into a profoundly healing state of relaxation. Breathing capacity is deepened; immune function enhanced.

A wonderful balance to an active fitness program, Restorative Yoga issuitable for students of all ages and ability. You will receive personalized help to feel completely supported and comfortable in each pose.

Cost: $20 if paid by the Wednesday preceding class; $25 after that.

Instructor: Ani Nadler Grosser, RYT has been studying and teaching yoga for 30 years.  Her classes focus is on alignment for safety and energy flow, and mindful awareness.  Ani trained with Judith Lasater in Restorative Yoga.

Space is limited: Please pre-register:413-346-3638 /natasha.judson@gmail.com or anigrosser@earthlink.net413-637-2868

Spring Tune Up – Steady Joy

May 15 11-1 with Tasha

Yoga Sundays with Tasha Judson

“Spring Tune Up – Steady Joy”

Beacon Feed Studio at Hubbard Hall

Sunday, May 15 from 11am to 1pm

Cost: $20 / $18 members

Get ready for a summer of activity with this active class designed to

open and strengthen all parts of your body.  Ground your awareness in

even, supportive muscular energy that conveys security and stability

to your body and being, and open up to a joy that can keep you rolling

throughout the summer months of bright expansion.

To register, contact Hubbard Hall at 518-677-2495 or visit their website at http://www.hubbardhall.org and register online.

Anatomy and Therapeutic Yoga with Ellen Saltonstall,

Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher,  Kinetic Awareness Teacher,  and Licensed Massage Therapist:

Friday, March 4 12:00-3:00:  Spine & Breathing

Saturday, March 5, 9:00-12:00:  Pelvis & Hips

Saturday, March 5 2:00-5:00: Shoulders & Arms

In this anatomy and therapy training we will be exploring the majesty and intricacy of the human body in movement, and in particular, what happens inside the key joints as we practice yoga. We will study each area of the body (spine, hips, shoulders, arms, legs) in very practical, interactive and engaging ways, with attention to muscles, bones, nerves and connective tissue. For students of Anusara yoga, The Universal Principles of Alignment will have increased power and clarity when we see how they work anatomically. If you’ve found the anatomy to be a dry subject, full of facts to memorize, don’t worry – Ellen’s enthusiasm and creative ways of conveying the information will inspire and enlighten you to a new understanding of your yoga practice from the inside out. We will practice effective therapeutic techniques for the injuries and conditions that are most common in yoga students of all ages.

About Ellen: Ellen is certified in both Anusara Yoga and Kinetic Awareness. In addition, she is a coveted teacher trainer and author. She has over 30 years of bodywork experience and is known as an expert in her field. She is the author of the books Kinetic Awareness: Discovering Your Bodymind, Yoga for Arthritis and Yoga for Osteoporosis. Books in the works include Yoga Anatomy: the Biomechanics of Anusara Yoga. Aside from teaching at her Manhattan studio she travels nationally and internationally sharing her knowledge of these healing modalities.

By February 25: $50/session; $90 for two; $135 for all three.

After February 25: $55/session; $100 for two; $150 for all three.

Mail Registration To: 76 Grandview Dr. Williamstown, MA 01267.

Stoking the Fires

Sunday, January 30 Hubbard Hall, Cambridge NY

11am-1pm $20

This yoga practice generates heat from the inside out to keep us warm for winter.    We will salute the sun, practice standing poses and backbends, and learn breathing techniques for generating and maintaining a steady warmth, then ease into twists and cooling forward bends.   The transformative fires we stoke in our practice digest our past and clear the way into the New Year.  The session concludes with meditation to go deeply into the inner fires of transformation, especially strong in winter.  Enjoy this well-rounded, vigorous practice accessible to all levels of student.

Register at hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495

2010 Workshops:

Halloween Yoga Day

Sunday October 31, 2010

@ Hubbard Hall “Making Art and Community Happen”

in Cambridge, NY

Generating, Sustaining, Releasing: Triumphantly Dance with Life

10-1 Fierce Celebration:

Standing poses and backbends – Exploring natarajasana, the pose of dancing Siva.

2-4 Honoring the Bounty:

Hip Openers, Forward Bends, and Twists – Bowing to the bounty of the year’s harvest.

Variations will be offered for all levels of yoga student!

Half Day $30 / $27 members (choose either Fierce Celebration or Honoring the Bounty)

Full Day $50 / $45 members

$5 off Early Registration Discount when paid in full by October 22

To register, call (518) 677-2495

The Body and Mind Connection: A Conversation between

Cognitive Science and Yoga

Sunday, November 14

Postponed until Further Notice

Lecture/Discussion with Prof. Georges Dreyfus 1-2:30 &

Asana Practice with Tasha 2:45-4:15

at Tasha Yoga, 610 Main St., Williamstown, MA

$45 by November 1/$54 after that

Proceeds benefit the Nangchen Nuns of Tibet, who are cultivating the living embodiment of consciousness everydayVisit http://www.pundarika.org/help_three.html for more information on the Nangchen Nuns.

http://www.pundarika.org/help_three.html

Past Workshops:

2010

Ellen Saltonstall

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 @

Williamstown Wellness, 610 Main St. Williamstown, MA 01267

9-11 All Levels Master Class

12-2 The Sacrum: Anatomy and Therapeutics for the Low Back

To register, please send your payment to Tasha Yoga, 76 Grandview Dr. Williamstown, MA 01267

Early Bird by October 1: Both sessions $55/One session $30

After October 1: Both session $65/One session $40

Embracing the Fullness of Summer:

August 7-8, 2010 @ Tasha Yoga in Williamstown, MA

Anusara Yoga Workshop with Marjorie Nass and Tasha Judson,

Certified Anusara Yoga Teachers

Saturday 8:30-11: The Empowerment of Opening Your Heart: Backbends

Saturday 12-2:30: Building a New Foundation from the Ground Up: Lower Body Therapeutics

Sunday 9:30-12: Hip Openers, Forward Bends and Twists

Sunday 1:30-4:00: The Wings of the Heart: Upper Body Therapeutics

Early Bird by July 15: 35/session; 60/two sessions; 90/three sessions; 110/weekend

After July 15: 45/session; 75/two sessions; 110 /three sessions; 140/weekend  To Register, mail check to Tasha Yoga, 76 Grandview Dr., Williamstown MA 01267.  Please email questions to natasha.judson@gmail.com or call 413 346 3638

Marjorie Nass, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher

Marjorie and Tasha met at John Friend’s Advanced workshop in Los Angeles this spring.  We immediately connected and supported each other to find greater ease in the midst of challenging practices.  A native New Yorker who has spent summers in the Berkshires her whole life, Marjorie has a special attunement to the therapeutic applications of Anusara Yoga.  We are really excited to collaborate this summer by offering our workshop combining yoga therapeutics and asana.

Find out more about Marjorie at http://www.marjorienass.com/

Anusara Yoga Sundays with Tasha:

@ Hubbard Hall, Beacon Feed Dance Studio, 25 East Main St., Cambridge NY

Sunday, April 25th:

Turning the Wheel – Deepen Your Connection with Life

When asked, great yogis of old “turned the wheel of the teachings”. This means they taught how to deepen our connection with life through compassion. And it means they taught how to understand life with wisdom. These two wings, wisdom and compassion, are needed to fly to the full heights of human possibility: embodied, conscious, expansive vibrancy. We will trace the path from preparations for wheel pose, a Level I backbend, to explorations of approaches to the full pose. Whether you are an experienced student or a beginner, you will soar into new territory. You will undergo, and be able to describe, an experience of expanding heartfelt connection and spacious freedom.

Urdva Dhanurasana

Upcoming Dates at Hubbard Hall:

Sunday, May 23 – Restorative Yoga: Sink your body into the luxurious support of bolsters and blankets. Rest in easeful positions that allow your connective tissue the time it needs to realign.  Cleanse and renew your glands in the longer holds made possible by supported poses.  You will learn key restorative poses you can do at home on your own to stay deeply rested and refreshed.

Sunday, June 13 — Yoga Arm Balances: The universe is inviting you out to play with clear intelligence and open abandon.    Our arm balance session builds the clarity and strength you need to let go into the playful flow of life.  Variations will be given for all levels of students.

Sundays 12:30-2:30pm

Two-session Term

Cost – Term: $40 / $36 member. Single: $25

Beacon Feed Dance Studio

Anusara Immersion, Part 3 with

Tasha Judson and Julie Miller

“The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.” Bhagawan Nityananda

The Anusara® Yoga Immersion is an invitation to deepen your understanding and practice of Anusara Yoga. It is a three-part curriculum designed to transport your yoga to a more meaningful and empowered practice of fulfillment and freedom in your heart. We will explore the life-affirming and celebratory insights from the Tantric yoga philosophy, delve deeply into the elegant system of the biomechanical Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment, supported in a community of like minded people. The Immersion provides a gateway into a deeper practice and knowledge of yoga on all levels: heart, mind and body. The Anusara Immersion was not designed solely for those who wish to teach. It is for anyone seeking to take a journey into the heart and bask in the deeper knowledge of this practice.

A unique aspect of this Immersion is that we will be 2 groups sharing the Immersion experience taught by Natasha Judson, certified Anusara Yoga teacher in Williamstown, MA, and Julie Miller, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher in Avon, CT. Julie and Tasha will prepare the course materials together, so you will receive the perspectives of both instructors, as well as a synergy of the groups and a larger kula. Much of the Immersion will be taught in one main location, either Williamstown or Avon. We will share two days of each Immersion together, once in Williamstown, with guest teacher South Asian Religion Professor Georges Dreyfus of Williams College, and once in Avon, CT, led by both Tasha and Julie. The remaining sessions will be taught in your main location, and because we will be planning each session together, if you have to miss a session, you have the opportunity to attend that session in the other location.

Part 2: Unfurl the Lotus in your Heart

* Philosophy & Vision of Anusara Yoga, Tantra cosmology and the 36 Tattvas

* Deeper exploration, study and practice of the Universal Principles Alignment

* Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – Classical and Tantric views of significant verses

* Subtle Body Anatomy including kundalini, chakras, prana, nadis, and koshas

* Continuation of the Level 1 Syllabus of poses and an introduction to the Level 2 Syllabus

* Introduction to the Art of Sequencing

* Anatomy and kinesiology of the main muscle groups

* Deeper exploration and practice of pranayama, meditation, contemplation, and journaling

Part 2 Williamstown: Saturdays 10-1 and 2-4:30

Jan 23, Jan 31 (Sunday), Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 13, Mar 20

You can make up missed dates by attending Julie Miller’s Immerion Part 2 at Kula Yoga in Avon, CT: Jan 30-31, Feb 27-28, Mar 27-28

Part 3: Bask in the Splendor of the Heart

* A complete review & exploration of the Principles and Level 1&2 Syllabi

* An even more in-depth exploration of the subtle aspects of the Universal Principles of Alignment and auxiliary principles

* The Bhagavad Gita and the integration of Karma, Jnana & Bhakti Yoga

* Intermediate/advanced pranayama, meditation, contemplation and journaling

* More anatomy and kinesiology of main muscle groups of the shoulders, hips, arms, and legs

* Continuation of the art of sequencing

Part 3 Williamstown: Saturdays 10-1 and 2-4:30

Apr 10, Apr 17, May 1, May 15, Jun 5, Jun 12

You can make up missed dates by attending Julie Miller’s Immerion Part 3 at Kula Yoga in Avon, CT: Apr 10-11, May 1-2, Jun 5-6

Investment for Immersion:

Early Bird: January 10 for Part 2, and by March 10 for Part 3.

$460 for each part by the Early Bird deadline.

$500 for each part after Early Bird deadline has passed.

Payment plans available.

Martin Kirk, February 19 – 21, 2010

Early Bird Registration by February 1

Fri 12:00-3:00 – Shoulder Therapy

Fri 4:00-6:00 – All Levels Inversions

Sat 9:00-12:00 – All Levels Backbends

Sat 2:00-5:00 – Hands and Feet Therapy

Sun 9:00-12:00 – All Levels Forward Bends

Location: Williamstown Wellness, 610 Main St., Williamstown, MA 01267

Martin Kirk is a Certified Anusara® yoga Instructor who has gained a reputation for excellent and inspiring workshops and teacher trainings. He discovered his love for yoga in 1993 while earning a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering. He met John Friend the next year and became a devoted student of Anusara yoga. Martin’s understanding of the body is extensive and he has a special gift of taking complex subject matter and making it accessible, clear and applicable for the modern day yogi. His anatomy and therapy trainings are now legendary and greatly in demand worldwide. Martin further studies closely with his philosophy mentor, Professor Douglas Brooks, one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hindu Tantrism and the esoteric traditions of the Goddess. He has transitioned from a successful 20-year career as an engineer in the space industry to teaching and sharing his passion for yoga full-time. He is the author of the successful book, Hatha Yoga Illustrated and is co-writing (along with Ellen Saltonstall and Jordan Kirk) Anusara Yoga Manual of Anatomy and Kinesiology. Inspired by John Friend, Martin instills excellence in all of his practice and teaching of yoga. Martin lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and son.

Before February 1: Entire Weekend $180/2 hour class $30/3 hour class $45

After February 1: Entire Weekend $200/2 hour class $35/3 hour class $50

In the case of cancellation due to weather, a full refund will be provided. The workshop will not be rescheduled.

To register, mail payment by check to Tasha Yoga, 76 Grandview Dr., Williamstown, MA 01267

Tasha at Hubbard Hall

Stretch your Wings

Sunday February 7, 2010

11am-1pm

Your shoulders and arms are your wings, able to connect to your deepest aspirations in the bottom of your heart and lift them into manifest reality. Onto the expansive, illuminating light of the heart, we engage our shoulders and take flight into new realms of accomplishment and fulfillment. Learn the Anusara Yoga ™ Principles of Alignment for the upper body to guide your flight this year supported on the delicate, powerful winds of the heart. To register, please call Hubbard Hall at (518) 677-2495

2009

Ellen Saltonstall, October 17 2009

10:30-1:30 and 3-5

In this five hour anatomy intensive we will be exploring the majesty and intricacy of the human body in movement, and in particular, what happens inside the key joints of the body as we practice yoga. We will study the spine, the shoulders and the hips in very practical, interactive and engaging ways, with attention to muscles, bones, nerves and connective tissue. For students of Anusara Yoga, The Universal Principles of Alignment tm will have a new power and clarity when we see how they work anatomically. If you’ve found the anatomy to be a dry subject, full of facts to memorize, don’t worry – Ellen’s enthusiasm and creative ways of conveying the information will inspire and enlighten you to a new understanding of your yoga practice from the inside out.  $75 by Tuesday 10/13; $85 after that.  Mail to Natasha Judson, 76 Grandview Dr. Williamstown, MA 01267

Level I Immersion with Tasha in Williamstown, MA and Julie Miller of Avon CT,  featuring Special Guest Teacher Ellen Saltonstall

Fall 2009

The Anusara Yoga Immersion is a three-part curriculum designed to transport your yoga to a more powerful practice of fulfillment and freedom.  By combining an informed body of knowledge with practice on the mat, your capacity to expand the transformative power of yoga deepens exponentially.  Each part of the Immersion curriculum includes over 33 contact hours, and the immersion is a pre-requisite for those wishing to go on to teacher training.

In part one of the Immersion, we will discuss how the technology of Universal Principles of Alignment works, explore key concepts in yoga philosophy, and deepen your experiential understanding of all types of asana poses.  Standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions are all included.  You will also discover ways to practice breathing, meditation and contemplation.

Special Guest Ellen Saltonstall will share her deep expertise on anatomy as it relates to yoga practice in a special day-long workshop in Williamstown.  In addition to meeting three and a half hours per week with your home group here in town, we will be sharing the Immersion Experience with a parallel group in Avon, CT led by Certified Anusara Teacher Julie Miller.  Julie and Tasha will prepare the course materials together, so you will receive the perspectives of both instructors.   We will also take a day-long field trip to Julie’s studio and share a day of Immersion with the Avon group and Julie.

This is a unique, ground breaking opportunity to undertake a journey combining greater knowledge with your asana practice to leverage the profound benefits of harmonizing with the pulsation of life, which is who we are truly.

Prerequisite:  30 contact hours (class or workshop) with a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher.  Recommended: An Introduction to Anusara Yoga Workshop, 3-10 hours.

Part 1:  Awakening Your Heart

•In-depth exploration of the Universal Principles of Alignment, Loops, and Spirals

•Refinement of all poses of Anusara’s Level 1 Syllabus

•Introduction to some of the auxiliary principles of alignment

•Anusara philosophy and vision, the 3 A’s, ethical precepts, studentship, history of yoga, the 5 elements

•Basic principles of the breath and pranayama techniques

•Practice and exploration of meditation techniques, contemplation, and journal writing

•Introduction to the anatomy of the Anusara principles, skeletal and main muscle groups of the shoulders and hips, anatomy of the breath

Dates:

Sundays 2-5:30 (unless otherwise stated)

Weekend Workshop with Tasha August 7-9

Unfolding the Path of Yoga

Take a journey through the stages of the path of yoga connecting with where you are now, and traveling to new opening and understanding, and offering your highest aspirations.  We route ourselves following the development of yoga and the spiritual path according to traditional teachings, brought into contemporary relevance and application.

Grounding your Life: Friday 7-9 pm

Opening into Freedom: Saturday 9-12 am

Surrendering with Love: Saturday 2-4 pm Offering your Fullness: Sunday 10-1

For this workshop with me these are suggested prices.  Please offer another amount if you need to for your situation.

Spring Renewal Through Anusara Yoga with Todd Norian

May 1-2, 2009 @ Tasha Yoga in Williamstown, MAFri. 12:00-2:00 Blossom Your Heart Into Spring:

When your heart opens, your love flows like the fragrance of a flower. Your natural beauty emerges and you become more radiant and alive. Learn the biomechanics and gradual step-by-step sequencing that makes

each pose a joyful celebration. Practice a colorful bouquet of poses including Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Hip Openers, Backbends, Twists, Forward Bends, and More.

Fri. 3:30-5:30 Plant Seeds of Joy:

Discover the power of thought in a Universe of vibration and set a new intention for this spring season. Plant seeds of joy in the fertile ground of your heart, align with nature, and see the miracle of creation unfold before your eyes. Become the master gardener and grow the auspicious. Practice will include forward bends, hip openers, twists, and baby backbends.

Sat. 9:30-11:30 The Magical Midline: Increase Your Vibratory Level

The midline is the central channel along the spine, the Sushumna Nadi, through which the primordial power of the Universe flows. Learn a variety of ecstatic asanas that take you directly to the source of your unlimited self. When you’re connected to the midline, anything is possible.

Sat. 1-3 Tap the Sap with Twists, Forward Bends, Hip Openers, and Inversions:

Learn how to tap into the primordial, revitalizing, fountain of youth that springs forth from every cell of your being. Through a variety of powerful poses, you will free your hips, purify your spine, go inwards, and turn upside down for a sweet taste of ecstasy.

Todd is one of Anusara’s most open-hearted and inspirational teachers. He teaches yoga with the deepest intention to awaken the hearts of others to their true nature of unlimited joy. Through his personal sharing and profound philosophical insights, combined with precise technical guidance and a warm sense of humor, Todd creates an opportunity for transformation and self-empowerment in each student. He offers workshops internationally and directs Immersions and Teacher Trainings with his wife, Ann. For more info visit www.deeppeaceyoga.com.

Full weekend discount: early bird (by 4/10),  $110, after 4/10, $120

Indivudual sessions: early bird (by 4/10), $30, after 4/10, $35

Therapy/Asana Weekend with Martin Kirk

March 13-15, 2009 @ Williamstown, MA

You will fall in love with the majesty of the human body as martin Kirk artistically weaves therapy, asana, and philosophy into a rich tapestry.  There is no better way to fully understand the biomechanical elegance of John Friend’s Universal Principles of Alignment ™ than by weaving together yoga therapy and asana (poses)!!

Friday, March 13

12:30-2:30 Therapeutic Asana Practice for the Back

4:00-7:00 Yoga Therapy Training: Dealing With Injuries

**Great for Students and Teachers

Saturday, March 14

10:00-1:00 Therapeutic Asana Practice for the Neck and Shoulders

3:00-5:00 Yoga Therapy for the Shoulders and Neck

Sunday, March 15

10:00-1:00 Asana Practice – Hip Opening Extravaganza

2 hour workshops: $30/$40 after March 1 (save $10)

3 hour workshops: $45/$60 after March 1 (save $15)

Entire weekend: $150/$195 after March 1 (save $110!)

Location:

Tasha Yoga

610 Main St.

Williamstown, MA 01267

917 796 3765

www.tashayoga.com

natasha.judson@gmail.com

Martin Kirk is a Certified Anusara Yoga ® Instructor who travels abroad offering excellent and inspiring workshops, Immersions, Anatomy, Therapy and Teacher Trainings.  With a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Martin has a special gift for anatomy and therapeutics.  He is the author of the highly successful book, Hatha Yoga Illustrated an is co-writing (along with Ellen Saltonstall and Jordan Kirk) Anusara Yoga Manual of Anatomy and Kinesiology.   Martin lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and son.  For more info: www.kirkyoga.com

Winter 2009

Anusara Yoga Workshop with Ann Greene January 18, 2009 @ Cambridge, NY

Fall 2008

Yoga For Cyclists

Sunday Nov 16th, 12:00-3:00 pm @ Hubbard Hall Movement Studio, 25 East Main St., Cambridge NY

Bring your bike, a yoga mat, and a bike support (still need to get the proper name) if you have one.  Learn great warm-ups, strengtheners, stretches and energy boosters on the mat.  Then transfer those skills to the bike and improve your efficiency and body mechanics.

with Tasha Judson, M.Ed. RYT500, Certified Anusara Yoga instructor

Cost: registered by November 11:   $30 for HH members/ $35 for non members. At the door:  $35/ and $40

To register, contact Deborah Foster  (518) 677-2495

Introduction to Ayurveda with Cate Stillman

Monday, September 15, 7:15-9:15 pm, 76 Grandview Dr. Williamstown, MA 01267

Delve into the origins of Ayurveda and how the theories of the 5 elements and the 3 doshas arose. We’ll touch on the doshas and our constitutions, and how the doshas cycle through the day. Also, how disease develops according to Ayurveda, and thus, how to undo the disease process.

$30 by 9/14; $40 after that. Mail to Natasha Judson 76 Grandview Dr. Williamstown, M A 01267.

Cate founded Yogahealer in 2001, based in Idaho. She is a Clincial Ayurvedic Specialist, having graduated from the California College of Ayurveda, and completed the teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco that same year. She has been blessed to study Ayurveda with Dr. Lad in India, as well as Vedic Chanting at Desikachar’s Mandiram. Cate began formal meditation study in the Vipassana tradition in 2000, and last year completed a year long study of the Shiva Sutras (tantric text) with Sally Kempton. She also studies with Tantric philosophers Paul Muller-Ortega and Douglass Brooks. Cate began studying Anusara yoga in 2003. Cate started Yogahealer to bring Ayurvedic Wisdom into yoga communities.  She teaches intensives, workshops, cleanse courses, and guides clients with consultations & in-depth rejuvenation programs. Cate’s objective is to help make the teachings of yoga and ayurveda practical  and accessible.

More about Cate at http://www.yogahealer.com/

Cate is also available for a limited number of private sessions while she is here.

Desiree Rumbaugh in Williamstown, MA

July 24 & 25, 2008

Thurs. July 24, 6-8 pm: Flow With Grace and Light the Inner Fire: A Vigorous and Challenging Practice

Fri. July 25, 12-2 pm: Yoga to the Rescue: A Therapeutics Workshop for All Levels

For more information, click here to visit Desiree’s website

Spring 2008

Shining the Light: Asana and Therapeutics Workshop

With Ellen Saltonstall June 6 – 8, 2008

Program:

Friday 12-2: General Asana Class

Friday 6:00-8:00 Practice for Teachers

& Experienced Students

Saturday 9-12: Lower Body Therapeutics

Saturday 2-4: Hip Openers, Twists and

Forward Bends Asana Class

Sunday 10-1: Upper Body Therapeutics.

Therapeutics Sessions, Sat & Sun 10-12: Many students report that they suffer from tension and pains. Our yoga practice can address this very directly. In this workshop we will review the specifics of anatomy and common injuries. We will discuss what poses would be most beneficial and why, what to avoid, what specific instructions and adjustments will be relevant, how to modify basic poses if necessary, and we practice hands-on assists on each other. These techniques are based in Anusara Yoga. We will also practice Kinetic Awareness, which offers simple techniques with rubber balls to relieve chronic tension. A hand-out will be provided. There will be opportunity to bring up questions, either about your own challenges or those of your students.

Cost: Early bird registration (by May 15) is $17 per classroom hour. After May 15th: $20 per hour. Early bird registration for the whole series is $175. Refunds are only available if your place can be filled.

To Register or for questions: e-mail natasha.judson@gmail.com or call (917) 796-3765 or (413) 458-3194. Mail registrations to: 76 Grandview Dr., Williamstown, MA 01267.

Click here to print the registration form.

Ellen Saltonstall began her practice of meditation in 1974, and her practice of Hatha Yoga in 1981. After a decade of study in the Iyengar Yoga method, she met John Friend , who trained and certified her to teach Anusara Yoga. Ellen?s early involvement in massage and dance set the groundwork for her ongoing passion for anatomy and the therapeutic applications of yoga. She has extensive experience working with issues such as menopause, fertility, lower back pain, and repetitive strain injuries.

Ellen is also a senior teacher of Kinetic Awareness, a body therapy using rubber balls. In 1983 Ellen wrote and published the first book on the method, Kinetic Awareness; Discovering Your Bodymind. She continues to use this method in her therapeutic classes, and to train teachers to incorporate it into their work with clients.

Ellen recently co-authored, with Dr. Loren Fishman, two books on yoga which will be published by WW Norton: Yoga for Arthritis (March 2008) and Yoga for Osteoporosis (March 2009). She is currently working on an anatomy book for Anusara Yoga practitioners with Martin and Jordan Kirk.

In addition to running her own home yoga studio, Ellen has taught at numerous yoga studios, colleges and hospitals in the New York area. She is the mother of three children. In Anusara Yoga she finds an elegant and subtle interplay of the physical and the spiritual. She loves sharing her knowledge with students, encouraging them to find their own source of joy and expressive freedom. Please visit her website at Mohiniyoga.com.