Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Flow and Ground: The School Mindfulness Project Fundraiser with Hally Bayer Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening dedicated to raising funds for our Studio Partner, The School Mindfulness Project.  SMP's mission is to help students and teachers in Philadelphia's underserved schools achieve greater physical and emotional well-being through yoga and meditation. Spend an evening mindfully moving, enjoying refreshments and mingling with your fellow PPY+Thrive community members, all for a great cause! 
 
The evening will include: 
 
Pilates Flow
5:30-6:15pm with Hally 
 
Yoga Flow
6:30-7:15pm with Colette
 
Meditation
7:15-7:30pm with Colette  
 
Enjoy refreshments from SolBol, peruse products and samples from Beautycounter and leave with a Swag Bag with a tasty snack from Snap Kitchen, product samples from Beautycounter and Lacquer Lounge, as well as a variety of coupons from local businesses including Saxby's Coffee, SolBol and City Hydration.  
 
3 Tier Donation Options: 
 
$15 Donation
Can't be there to participate but still want to make an impact? Your $10 donation will come with a Swag Bag full of goodies! 
 
$20 Donation
Stretch & strengthen your body in a Mindful Pilates Flow taught by Hally Bayer and recharge with juices and snacks
...OR...
Breathe & Flow in a Powerful Yoga Class led by Colette Marie and recharge with juices and snacks. 
 
Choose either Pilates or Yoga class and still take away a Swag Bag when you leave! 

$45 donation
All of the above plus the warm fuzzies that go along with giving something to a great cause! 
 
Spots are limited-reserve now! 
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Flow and Ground: SMP Donation with Hally Bayer Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make your $15 Donation to The School Mindfulness Project and receive your SWAG BAG, packed full of goodies, coupons, and product samples from: 
 
City Hydration 
SolBol 
Snap Kitchen 
Saxbys 
Beautycounter 
Lacquer Lounge 
KINDSnacks 
 
Pick your Swag Bag up at the studio on October 19th or the following week. 
 
The School Mindfulness Project provides students and teachers in Philadelphia's underserved schools with greater physical and emotional well-being through the practices of yoga and meditation.  
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TRX + Pilates Workshop with Marielle Rubin Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you been curious about our TRX + Pilates program, but haven't had the time to take a class? Have you been wondering how TRX and Pilates fit together?
 
Join Mari for a 1.5 hour TRX + Pilates workshop that will introduce you to the TRX suspension system, help you deepen your understanding of the TRX exercises, and link Pilates to TRX in a unique and challenging way. This workshop will be beneficial for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, as we will dive deeper into each exercise to ensure proper form and alignment while we move. 
 
Anyone who has taken a TRX + Pilates class with us can attest - these classes are fun, challenging and VERY rewarding! 
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Kids Yoga & Creative Movement Series Fall 2018 with Ella Cuda Next held on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 23, 2018 - Wed Dec 5, 2018
Wednesdays 3:30-4:15pm starting 9/19/18
12 week series, For children ages 3-5
$199 for the series

This fall's Yoga/Creative Movement class will involve the practice and understanding of fun, kid-friendly yoga poses, as well as the practice of stillness and breathing. The class will involve elements of play including investigations of animal movements that aid in the practice of the yoga poses that are being learned. The children will have an opportunity to be leaders and followers and will be given plenty of space to expand their bodies and their imaginations. The class will offer opportunities for each child to feel strong and to practice kindness and community.

This is a drop off class. Parents/Grandparents/Nannies are welcome to stay in the lobby while the children participate.

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Pilates without Pain: Benefits and Modifications for Injuries with Laura Baehr Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you want to move without pain? Whether you are injured, recovering from an injury or want to avoid an injury, this workshop will prepare you to move safely, feel strength, mobility and balance in your body. You'll learn modifications for Pilates mat classes and experience freedom of movement through these exercises. Pilates novice and experienced practitioner alike are welcome!
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Inversion Immersion with Colette Marie Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Join Colette Marie for the Inversion Immersion Workshop, Sunday, November 4th from 1:15-3:15pm.
 
This workshop is an introduction to practicing a host of inversions as well as offering a platform to enhance an already established inversion practice. 
 
YOGA TEACHERS: This is a Continuing Education Course! You are encouraged to attend :)
 
What's it all about?
This workshop will give you the boost of courage that we all need to try inversions for our first time! If it isn’t your first time playing with inversions, we’ll be working on some fun modifications and transitions to work on as well. We will work on preparing to come up into headstands, forearm-stands, handstands, pikes & planks!

Why you should take this workshop:

This will be a great opportunity to learn the mechanical aspects and anatomical aspects to preparing for, pressing into and sustaining inversions. In this workshop we will also “fiddle” with some of Colette’s favorite drills to build the core, essential for maintaining an inversion practice. This workshop is open to all levels of practice.

During this 2 hour workshop we will learn:

  • The body mechanics of inversions
  • Practice body alignment in preparation for inversions
  • How to modify and adapt inversions comfortably 
  • How to engage the right muscle groups
  • How to sustain inversions for extended periods of time
A little bit about Colette Marie:
Colette is long time teacher and practitioner of yoga, originally from Los Angeles, but has been teaching across the Northeast Coast and Southeast Coast, such as Stamford, Connecticut, New York City, Atlanta, and St. Pete, Florida. She is a Yoga Teacher Trainer, Personal Trainer, Continuing Education Provider through the Yoga Alliance and a published author of "Memoirs of an Unconventional Yogi" available on Amazon.com. Colette loves to share her passion for yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition, writing and photography. Her methods are easy, practical, approachable and fun! You will be in good hands with Colette! 
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FlowCreate- Cultivating Gratitude through Yoga and Art Journaling with Ella Cuda Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Think wine, lavender lemonade, essential oils, and goodie bags....
 
Join Jess Listino and Ella Cuda for a rejuvenating yoga practice followed by mindful creative cultivation through art journaling.
 

Spend an hour tuning in, connecting to your breath and body and nurturing your soul through movement. After yoga practice we will spend an hour creating beautiful journal entries about a personal memory or suggested topic using collage, coloring, painting and writing.

 

Please bring a journal and any momentos, photos or items you wish to use in your creative entry. If you don’t have any, that’s totally fine! Just bring your journal.

 

Art supplies, refreshments, and a relaxing environment provided.  Jess and Ella highly suggest inviting a friend to enjoy the evening with you!

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Advanced Sun Salutations A & B with Colette Marie Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Join Colette Marie for Advanced Sun Salutations A & B, Sunday, December 2nd from 1:15–3:15pm.
 
This workshop is dedicated to perfecting the Art of Sun Salutations A & B, by incorporating proper breathing patterns, floating in and out of poses such as plank and forward bend, with the inclusion and introduction of pikes and handstands.

YOGA TEACHERS: This is a Continuing Education Course! You are encouraged to attend :)

What's it all about?

In this workshop you will learn how to incorporate proper breathing patterns into each move, virtually slowing down the flow, increasing the level of challenge and inviting longer inhalations and exhalations. Additionally, we will begin infusing Sun Salutations with floating into Chaturanga/Low Plank from Halfway Lift and forward into Halfway Lift/Forward Bend, and or float into a Pike and or into a Handstand then to Halfway Lift/Forward Bend poses. We will comb through the nuances and details of precisely executing Sun Salutations A & B as it is practiced in the Ashtanga Yoga System.

Why you should take this workshop:

This will be a great opportunity to learn the mechanical aspects and anatomical aspects of all the postures pertaining to Sun Salutation A & B, while also breaking down the sequential order of each and better understanding how the breath is used throughout the entirety of each. This workshop is open to all levels of practice.


During this 2 hour workshop we will learn:
• The body mechanics of inversions pertaining to Sun Salutations
• Practice body alignment in preparation for planks, pikes, float ins & outs
• How to modify and adapt each posture fully as they are expressed
• How to engage the right muscle groups and body connections
• How to sustain proper breathing control throughout for a more intense practice


A little bit about Colette Marie:
Colette is longtime teacher and practitioner of yoga, originally from Los Angeles, but has been teaching across the Northeast Coast and Southeast Coast, such as Stamford, Connecticut, New York City, Atlanta, and St. Pete, Florida. She is a Yoga Teacher Trainer, Personal Trainer, Continuing Education Provider through the Yoga Alliance and a published author of "Memoirs of an Unconventional Yogi" available on Amazon.com. Colette loves to share her passion for yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition, writing, and photography. Her methods are easy, practical, approachable and fun! You will be in good hands with Colette!

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