Clear Space for the New Year
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Clear Space for the New Year

Learn the steps to properly cleanse your home environment and personal energy field using the right types of sage and complimentary smudge botanicals.  This is an important step in maintaining a harmonious space and helpful for more powerful intention setting and meditative work.

In this workshop, we will clear the space for a guided meditation followed by an intention setting ceremony for the new year ahead. Astrologically, the days around the solstice (not January 1) are more auspicious, conducive times to set intention for the year ahead.

Please pre-register. Space is limited.

Suggested donation: $18

To register click here.

 

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Essentials for a More Easeful Birth with Kelly Swails
Dec
17
1:30 PM13:30

Essentials for a More Easeful Birth with Kelly Swails

This workshop covers all the basics that you and your partner need to know in preparation for labor and provides more preparation than the typical hospital-based class. You will learn the signs of labor, milestones of the birthing process, options to consider, steps to take now in preparation for birth, and key issues to discuss with your doctor or midwife. You will practice proven comfort measures for managing contractions and, more importantly, how to access the power of these techniques. This workshop provides a holistic perspective on birthing needed for those seeking a natural birth, however the information gained in this class is also necessary and invaluable for those who need, or choose an epidural. Partners will learn proven labor support methods, importance of advocacy, and how to participate more fully in this sacred event.

The information gained in this workshop may be used in hospital, birth center or home birth environments. This workshop is a great supplement, or alternative to a hospital class.

For couples 25+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.

Note: This class may be taken as a stand-alone. For those who want more information and birth preparation, Essentials for a More Easeful Birth Part 2 is recommended.

$125 per couple (please pre-register)

To register click here

What past participants have said:
Kelly's class made the stress and fear of having a baby fade away. She instilled confidence in me as a father to be, and helped me feel strong enough to support my wife through the birth, and beyond. ~David

Kelly's class is a consciousness- raising. She normalizes pregnancy and birth, taking away the fear and mystery that this time can bring. Kelly teaches all of the specifics of the birthing process while infusing a strong message of empowerment and trust of self. ~Carly

Facilitator: Kelly Swails, CCCE, CLC, RPYT, M.A. Kelly is the Director of Quest Yoga and Birth Devi Maternity Services, LLC. She is a certified childbirth educator, birth doula (and hypnobirth doula), lactation counselor, prenatal yoga teacher and mom. She brings extensive experience and practical perspective to her teaching. Kelly has supported over 65 births and has 13 years of experience working with couples before, during and after birth.

 

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Kirtan with Satya Franche
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Kirtan with Satya Franche

Kirtan is a cross-cultural, participatory experience that originated in India many centuries ago. Formally a part of bhakti yoga (the devotional path of yoga), and nada yoga, (the science of sound & vibration), kirtan is quickly becoming one of the leading forms of participatory world music.

This musical genre utilizes ancient Sanskrit mantras in a call-and-response format that incorporates the audience right into the performance. The melody and instrumentation begin slowly, increase in intensity and speed as the chant progresses, and slow again at the end of the chant. Often participants will clap hands or use shakers to add to the rhythm and enthusiasm of the chant. Everyone can participate - there are no prerequisites, no special talents or skills, and no religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds that are needed to take part in the kirtan experience.

Join Satya Franche for an evening of meditative chanting that will bring you deeper into the heart-mind connection through the practice of kirtan.

by donation
Pre-registration required.

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Quest Yoga Open House
Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

Quest Yoga Open House

Join us for a day of free offerings at Quest and experience all that we do!

9:00 - 11:45am
FREE Morning Yoga Classes
Morning classes are free! Please pre-register on the schedule page of website (under "Yoga" tab) to ensure you get a slot in the class(es) of your choice!

12:00 - 12:45pm
FREE INFORMATION SESSION for upcoming Basic Teacher Training Session
Teacher training begins March 4, 2018. Here's your chance to ask questions and learn more about the program. (See "teacher training" tab on website for additional information.)

12:15 - 3:00pm
FREE SAMPLE YOGA CLASSES
Here's your chance to try some of the new classes and teachers at Quest!

- Vinyasa Flow with Shannon 12:15 to 12:40pm
- Yoga for Core & Balance with Lauren 12:50 to 1:15pm
- Restorative Yoga with Rachel 1:25 to 1:50pm
- Hatha Elements with Kelly 2:00 to 2:25pm
- Kids Yoga (ages 6 to 10 years) with Soledad 2:35 to 3:00pm

1:00 - 3:00pm and 4:00 - 5:00pm
FREE MASSAGE & BODYWORK DEMOS
The Quest bodywork team is taking registrations NOW for free massage & bodywork demos. Slots are limited, so don't wait to reserve! Call us at: 914.996.4286 for demo schedule and sign up. Let us know which therapist you'd like to schedule.

- Reflexology with Matt from 1:15 to 5:00pm
- Swedish Massage & Reiki with Danielle from 1:15 to 5:00pm
- Thai Massage with Laura from 1:15 to 3:00pm
- Craniosacral Therapy with Maureen from 4:00 to 5:00pm

3:15 - 3:45pm and 5:00 - 5:30pm
FREE Native American DANCE DEMO with Robert White Magpie (Oglala Lakota Sioux)
Robert will perform the Grass Dance to ceremoniously clear the studio space for 2018 and talk about his Native heritage.

4:00 - 4:30pm
FREE Alexander Technique Demo with Karla

4:45pm
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Self-Care for the New Year with Danielle Guillet
Jan
13
3:30 PM15:30

Self-Care for the New Year with Danielle Guillet

Self care is essential for maintaining health, happiness and well-being. Stress is part of our lives, so it is important that to take care of ourselves. In fact, this is a key to preventing many health-related issues that stem from unmanaged stress. In this workshop we will discuss several effective and easy self-care activities which can be incredibly helpful in relieving and managing stress in a variety of situations. This workshop is a fantastic way to get your New Year's resolutions off to a good start!

To register click here.

$35

 

 

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Clarity Breathwork with Anne Margolis
Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Clarity Breathwork with Anne Margolis

Are you looking for a way to release inner stress, heal old wounds, repressed emotions, and past traumas stored in your body? Many people in today's world are stressed out. Depression and anxiety are all too common, inner stress, emotional pain and trauma lead to energy that gets trapped and stored in our body7. This can lead to physical and mental illness or dysfunction which can cause life and relationship challenges.

Clarity Breathwork is a simple, accessible, yet powerful modality that helps to release the trapped energy inner bodies. Experience a connection to a deeper way of breathing that clears stuck energy and leads to incredible healing.

$100

To register click here

Anne Margolis is a mother of 4 who has healed years of childhood and teenage abuse, severe stress, emotional pain, physical pain, tragedy and birth trauma through Clairity Breathwork. Anne is a Registered Nurse, OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Nurse Midwife, Prenatal & Postnatal yoga teacher and Clarity Breathwork Practitioner.

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SOLD OUT!      Yoga for Arthritis Workshop with Alka Kaminer
Jan
16
2:00 PM14:00

SOLD OUT! Yoga for Arthritis Workshop with Alka Kaminer

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. 
Will offer again in Spring 2018.

This unique yoga workshop is for anyone who suffers from arthritis. Traditional yoga asanas (positions) are adapted using props and chairs to make movements accessible to arthritis sufferers. Everyone can enjoy and benefit from a yoga practice. Recent studies have confirmed that yoga can be a useful adjunct in treatment of arthritis.

Facilitator: Alka Kaminer, Yoga for Arthritis certified instructor, will lead the workshop. She will tailor Yoga to your needs, adapting movement, deep relaxation, and meditation practices for the challenges of living with pain, arthritis and related conditions.

Open to all levels of students.
Space is limited! Please pre-register.
Note: Participants must be able to walk up one flight of stairs to get to the studio.

Early bird $50 if registered before January 5, 2018, $60 thereafter

To register click here.

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Inversion & Arm Balance Workshop with Jenna Hartman
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Inversion & Arm Balance Workshop with Jenna Hartman

The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating
of the asanas. In this workshop you will learn all the necessary tools needed to develop a
safe and confident inversion and arm balance practice. Alignment, proper foundation,
and the basic principles of going upside down will all be covered in detail. This workshop
will incorporate props to assist you in getting upside down, along with step-by- step
instructions on how to balance on your head and your hands.

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced yoga practitioners.

$35
Pre-registration required.

To register click here

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Candle Meditation for Manifestation with Jean Bromage
Jan
21
3:30 PM15:30

Candle Meditation for Manifestation with Jean Bromage

From the temples of ancient Greece to the contemporary birthday cake, candles have been used in meditation, ceremony and ritual for as long as they have been around. As many people today turn to alternative forms of spirituality to feel connected to themselves and a higher power, candles continue to play an important role in both personal and group practices. Candles can also hold their own as all-in-one altars when you don’t have the time or space to create something more elaborate for your meditation practice.

In this 3-hour workshop, you will experience how to use candles as a co-creation tool for modern living to support the manifestation of your deepest desires. You will come away inspired to make candles a part of your daily life to consistently activate the energy and mindset that best supports your personal intentions and goals. The group candle meditation during this workshop will ignite the energy that you will continue to work with at home, using the candle you choose. We will also engage in several discussions and activities including:

  • Why a candle is such a powerful tool for co-creation.
  • Writing a clear intention or goal as well as an affirmation to use when you work with your candle.
  • Anchoring exercise to embody how you want to feel each day as you manifest the life you desire.
  • Using gratitude to magnetize and receive the blessings and resources that will help you create what you want.
  • How you can activate and work with the chakras when manifesting, including a moving chakra meditation.
  • How to choose the candle that will best support your special goal or intention.
  • Steps for you to work with your candle at home and continue the momentum started in this group.

Cost of the workshop includes a handmade, essential oil reiki candle of your choosing. Additional candles will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Pre-registration required.

$75
Sign up for yourself AND a friend: $120 ($60 each)

To register click here

About Jean: Reiki Master Teacher Jean Bromage has over 14 years of experience helping others to heal their physical and emotional challenges while awakening to their most authentic inner wisdom, creative expression and intuitive sensitivities. Through both her healing work and classes, Jean inspires others to explore the space within that is unshakably whole, healed and complete in order to thrive and meet each day with a renewed sense of love, joy and compassion for themselves and others. Her work with cancer patients not only creates a sacred space for healing but also for cultivating a life-affirming mindset. As a certified Medical Reiki™ Master, she is qualified to be present in the surgical room, offering Reiki to the patient during surgery. Jean’s continued study in the spiritual practice of Buddho meditation with Reiki Master Teacher Patricia Warren brings a unique depth and insight to her work. She received her training in crystal healing from Mika Nelson of the Academy for Healing Arts, and is an ordained minister with the Sanctuary of the Beloved. Jean is the founder and owner of Reiki Essence Candles, a line of candles infused with the healing light of Reiki. Each time you light a Reiki Essence candle, its luminescence reflects the great Reiki light that resides within each of us.

Reiki Essence Healing Arts
www.ReikiEssenceHealing.com

 

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Tibetan Bowl Sound Journey with Carol Essig
Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

Tibetan Bowl Sound Journey with Carol Essig

Come join us for this sound meditation that will help eliminate stress, promote mental clarity, enhance the immune system, raise your vibration and frequency, increase spiritual awareness, activate and heighten consciousness and clears/attunes the chakras. We will meet as a group and listen to the vibrations of the Tibetan bowls. Chimes, bells and other instruments will also be used. Carol will be toning sounds which are channeled and will activate your energy field to connect with the Divine Presence and to facilitate self-healing. These activations are specific to the group that is present at the time.
NOTE: If you are pregnant or have any implants (other than dental fillings), it is advised that you do not attend this event due to the deep vibrations.

Carol Essig is a professional certified Sound Healer, channel, spiritual teacher and vibrational conduit for the past 15 years. She is known both nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured in several Connecticut newspapers, on radio shows, and over the Comcast Network. She is a Master of Shamballa Multidimensional Healing. Carol is multidimensional in her wisdom and has a clear, direct channel. Her approach is simple, but profound with a direct path to the heart. During her sessions she is able to transfer light codes while channeling information from the light and love frequencies of the higher dimensions. This enables her to entrain others to raise their own vibration.

$35

To register click here

www.magentaway.com.

 

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Quest Reiki Circle
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Quest Reiki Circle

Reiki is a gentle, vibrational healing technique that originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners provide gentle touch or simply place hands near the recipient.  Those receiving reiki often experience a sense of deep relaxation, rejuvenation and serenity. Join us for a peaceful reiki circle and receive a reiki chair session in a group setting. 

$15 

 

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Animal Communication: What Your Animal Companion Wants You to Know with Intuitive Julie Ulrich
Feb
25
2:30 PM14:30

Animal Communication: What Your Animal Companion Wants You to Know with Intuitive Julie Ulrich

Ever wonder what your animal companion is thinking? Or what he’s trying to tell you through his actions and behaviors? Guess what—you can have a conversation with your cat/dog/horse/bird/goldfish—and they’re just waiting for you to open up and connect with them!

You already know how your animal companion provides you with a sense of unwavering love. But, did you know that your animal companion also conveys intuitive messages of guidance and support? Learning to intuitively connect to your beloved animal friend can help you to gain a deeper understanding of this special relationship, and what your pet is here to teach you.

Join Intuitive Animal Communicator Julie Ulrich as she helps you understand the fundamentals of communicating with your beloved animal companions:

You will learn:
• How animals communicate intuitively;
• How to get your energy “into the zone” to effectively communicate with your animal;
• How animals teach us lessons through their behaviors

In addition to demonstrating through live readings with some of the workshop participants,
Julie will help you to develop a deeper connection with, and understanding of the animals in
your life.

ABOUT JULIE
Julie is a Certified Soul-Level Animal Communicator as well as a Reiki Master Practitioner for
people and animals. Julie received her certification from Danielle MacKinnon’s School of Animal Communication and is currently continuing her studies in the school’s master program. Julie’s favorite thing about being an Intuitive Animal Communicator is that animals come through over and over again with messages of support and guidance for their humans. Through intuitively connecting to you and your animal, Julie’s goal is that you gain an understanding of yourself and your animal, the relationship between the two of you, and what your animal is here to teach you.

To register click here.

$50

https://www.julie-ulrich.com/

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Free Tibetan Bowl Sound Journey Demo
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Free Tibetan Bowl Sound Journey Demo

Experience the benefits of sound healing with this demonstration of a Tibetan Bowl Sound Journey by Carol Essig. The Tibetan Bowls are a healing modality that have been used for thousands of years. The frequency and vibrations of the bowls can help reduce stress and put the participant into a meditative state. This type of healing is used to promote wellness in the mind, body and spirit. It is said to go down to the cellular level. If you have heard of sound healing and have been curious about it, this is a great opportunity to experience it for yourself.

Free class

Register now: http://go.que.ist/e87IkOum

 

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Reiki I: Shoden (Learn to Give Reiki to Yourself & Others)
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Reiki I: Shoden (Learn to Give Reiki to Yourself & Others)

With Jean Brommage, Reiki Master Teacher

Three Day Training: 

Friday Oct 27 (6-9 pm)

Saturday Oct 28 (2:30-6:30pm)

Sunday Oct 29 (1:00-5:30pm)


Reiki I Shoden offers you the tools to experience more balance in mind, body and spirit, and to feel grounded and focused in your everyday activities. In learning the breathing exercises and meditations as well as the hands-on healing protocols, you develop a renewed presence in your life and within your relationships, empowering you to experience greater states of joy, inspired creativity and intuitive awareness. You receive 4 attunements during Reiki I to assist you in making a deeper connection with your whole, healed and complete self that resides within, which in turn supports the use of the other tools in the System of Reiki. The following techniques, exercises and discussions are covered:

  • 4 Attunements
  • 5 elements that make up the System of Reiki
  • Student’s lineage of teachers
  • The Reiki Precepts
  • Components for the Spiritual Centering Practice
  • Hands-on healing protocols for self-care
  • Details of Reiki’s history and timeline of events
  • Mikao Usui’s Memorial Stone Inscription
  • Utilizing Reiki in your daily activities
  • Hands-on healing protocols for others in a chair
  • Hand-on healing protocols for others on a massage table

$295$395 (Includes a personal reiki treatment with Jean)

Pre-registration required.


About Jean: Reiki Master Teacher Jean Bromage has over 14 years of experience helping others to heal their physical and emotional challenges while awakening to their most authentic inner wisdom, creative expression and intuitive sensitivities. Through both her healing work and classes, Jean inspires others to explore the space within that is unshakably whole, healed and complete in order to thrive and meet each day with a renewed sense of love, joy and compassion for themselves and others. Her work with cancer patients not only creates a sacred space for healing but also for cultivating a life-affirming mindset. As a certified Medical Reiki™ Master, she is qualified to be present in the surgical room, offering Reiki to the patient during surgery. Jean’s continued study in the spiritual practice of Buddho meditation with Reiki Master Teacher Patricia Warren brings a unique depth and insight to her work. She received her training in crystal healing from Mika Nelson of the Academy for Healing Arts, and is an ordained minister with the Sanctuary of the Beloved. Jean is the founder and owner of Reiki Essence Candles, a line of candles infused with the healing light of Reiki. Each time you light a Reiki Essence candle, its luminescence reflects the great Reiki light that resides within each of us.

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Candle Meditation for Manifesting Your Goals
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Candle Meditation for Manifesting Your Goals

From the temples of ancient Greece to the contemporary birthday cake, candles have been used in meditation, ceremony and ritual for as long as they have been around. As many people today turn to alternative forms of spirituality to feel connected to themselves and a higher power, candles continue to play an important role in both personal and group practices. Candles can also hold their own as all-in-one altars when you don’t have the time or space to create something more elaborate for your meditation practice.

In this 3-hour workshop, you will experience how to use candles as a co-creation tool for modern living to support the manifestation of your deepest desires. You will come away inspired to make candles a part of your daily life to consistently activate the energy and mindset that best supports your personal intentions and goals. The group candle meditation during this workshop will ignite the energy that you will continue to work with at home, using the candle you choose. We will also engage in several discussions and activities including:

  • Why a candle is such a powerful tool for co-creation.
  • Writing a clear intention or goal as well as an affirmation to use when you work with your candle.
  • Anchoring exercise to embody how you want to feel each day as you manifest the life you desire.
  • Using gratitude to magnetize and receive the blessings and resources that will help you create what you want.
  • How you can activate and work with the chakras when manifesting, including a moving chakra meditation.
  • How to choose the candle that will best support your special goal or intention.
  • Steps for you to work with your candle at home and continue the momentum started in this group.

Cost of the workshop includes a handmade, essential oil reiki candle of your choosing. Additional candles will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Pre-registration required.
$95
$75 early-bird rate, if registered by October 11th

About Jean:Reiki Master Teacher Jean Bromage has over 14 years of experience helping others to heal their physical and emotional challenges while awakening to their most authentic inner wisdom, creative expression and intuitive sensitivities. Through both her healing work and classes, Jean inspires others to explore the space within that is unshakably whole, healed and complete in order to thrive and meet each day with a renewed sense of love, joy and compassion for themselves and others. Her work with cancer patients not only creates a sacred space for healing but also for cultivating a life-affirming mindset. As a certified Medical Reiki™ Master, she is qualified to be present in the surgical room, offering Reiki to the patient during surgery. Jean’s continued study in the spiritual practice of Buddho meditation with Reiki Master Teacher Patricia Warren brings a unique depth and insight to her work. She received her training in crystal healing from Mika Nelson of the Academy for Healing Arts, and is an ordained minister with the Sanctuary of the Beloved. Jean is the founder and owner of Reiki Essence Candles, a line of candles infused with the healing light of Reiki. Each time you light a Reiki Essence candle, its luminescence reflects the great Reiki light that resides within each of us.

Reiki Essence Healing Arts
www.ReikiEssenceHealing.com

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Infant Massage: Instruction for New & Expecting Parents
Oct
15
12:30 PM12:30

Infant Massage: Instruction for New & Expecting Parents

Infant Massage provides many physical and emotional benefits for your baby and it is a wonderful way to promote bonding. Touch is an integral part of newborn development and profound means of communication and relaxation between baby and parent. In this 2-hour workshop, new and expectant parents will learn traditional infant massage to soothe and calm a new baby. One-on-one demonstrations are available and offer options of incorporating touch into the daily routine of baby and caregiver’s routine. 

If you are new or expecting parents, grandparents or caregiver of a pre-crawler, this workshop is for you!

*Please bring a couple of baby blankets with you to class.


$50 / couple + infant

Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

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Kirtan with Satya Franche
Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

Kirtan with Satya Franche

Please join Satya Franche for an evening of meditative chanting that will bring you deeper into the heart-mind connection through the practice of Kirtan (call & response singing).

This is a very powerful and easy way to use sound to help us to connect with the divine energy within both ourselves and others.

Kirtan (“chanting”) is a cross-cultural, participatory experience that originated in India many centuries ago. This musical genre utilizes ancient Sanskrit mantras in a call-and-response format that incorporates the audience right into the performance. The melody and instrumentation begin slowly, increase in intensity and speed as the chant progresses, and slow again at the end of the chant. Often participants will clap hands or use shakers to add to the rhythm and enthusiasm of the chant. Formally a part of bhakti yoga, the devotional path of yoga, and nada yoga, the science of sound & vibration, kirtan is quickly becoming one of the leading forms of participatory world music. Everyone can participate - there are no prerequisites, no special talents or skills, and no religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds that are needed to take part in the kirtan experience.

Donations appreciated.

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Power Animals: Finding Your Spirit Guide
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Power Animals: Finding Your Spirit Guide

Join us for this special shamanic journey for Power Animal retrieval lead by Celtic Shaman and QiGong Healer, Nadiya Nottingham.


According to Celtic and other ancient traditions, we are all born with a helping animal spirit(s). You may already feel that a particular animal has been helping you and you may have felt this since childhood. In this workshop, as you lay down, a beautiful heartbeat drum will take you on a journey to find your Power Animal guided by Nadiya.

A Power Animal is a guide, protector, a force of nature which may guide you to new self-understanding, help to connect you to other helpers or healing that you may need, and perhaps most profoundly, will give you a sense of having an ally to face post or pre surgery, divorce, moving, death of dear ones or breaking new ground in your life on many levels. Nadiya will help you to understand the meaning of your Spirit Animal and will share her knowledge and stories of how the animals and nature spirits are just waiting for us to “ask” for the help we need.


$50

Pre-registration required.

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Restorative Yoga Workshop
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga for Body, Mind, Emotion, and Spirit. Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. Taking the time to relax and let go of the "have to's" and the "shoulds" is essential to health and well-being. Restorative Yoga incorporates gentle, classic supported postures and breath. All postures are done on the floor. The practice of restorative yoga will: release deeply held tensions, calm your nervous system, strengthen your immune system, and increase self-awareness.


$35/pre-reg, $40/door.

Please complete your paid registration by Friday, July 14 for best accommodations.

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All We Need Is Love: Yoga with the Beatles
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

All We Need Is Love: Yoga with the Beatles

Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream. This yoga event combines the beautiful, rhythmic practice of yoga with the infectious melodies of The Beatles. This 75-minute class takes you on a physical, mental and sometimes even emotional journey through energizing asanas to revitalizing pranayama to a soothing savasana all choreographed to music from one of the most influential bands of all time. Suitable for all levels.

Join us! Sing along with your favorite Beatles tunes as you flow through the yoga practice.

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
-John Lennon


$25 online, $30 at the door (space permitting).

Space is limited. Please pre-register. 


Kenzie Pause has been teaching yoga for a decade to all ages and levels of practitioners from baby & me and kids yoga classes to specialty workshops for adults including All You Need Is Love: Yoga with The Beatles, crystal singing bowl sound meditations, partner yoga and thai massage.

www.beatlesyoga.com

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Bladder and Pelvic Floor Health: A Workshop for Women of All Ages
Sep
23
1:30 PM13:30

Bladder and Pelvic Floor Health: A Workshop for Women of All Ages

With Special Guest Leslie Daly, RYT500, MS OTR/L

It may be surprising to learn that one-third of women ages 30–70 have experienced bladder control problems. Contrary to popular belief, pelvic floor strengthening is not the only means of prevention. This class offers empowering information and pelvic floor awareness techniques. Using yoga, we will learn how to balance the nervous system, tone muscles responsible for supporting the bladder, and understand key lifestyle changes that can prevent problems now and as we get older.


$40

Pre-registration required.


Leslie Daley RYT500, MS OTR/L, has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching classes and workshops since 2002. She is a licensed occupational therapist having earned her Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2012. She uses integrative therapies including John Barnes Myofascial Release, therapeutic yoga, and mind-body techniques that provide consistent results in reducing pain, restoring motion and improving quality of life for her patients. She has specialized training in women’s health to evaluate and treat pelvic pain and bladder conditions providing individualized treatment, guidance and support. www.LeslieDaleyOT.com

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Journey Through Birth
Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

Journey Through Birth

This workshop reviews common medical procedures associated with birth. You will learn some of the reasons for such procedures, how they are done, options that may be available to you, and the importance of discussing concerns with your medical provider. This class covers: inductions, EFM, epidural, assisted delivery, cesarean birth and more. This class helps to dispel the mystery of these procedures and provides vital information to make informed decisions in collaboration with your medical provider. You will also learn about immediate newborn procedures, newborn appearance and what to expect in those first few hours with your baby.

For couples 25+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.


$125 / couple

Pre-registration required. 


"As a husband, you can feel removed from the birthing process and it is hard to understand what your wife is going through. This class is more than just learning about birth; it gives you tips and tools that get you through labor to the first moments with your new baby. This knowledge is invaluable. After taking the class, I had the confidence to own the entire experience together with my wife." –Andre

"Kelly gave me valuable knowledge about pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum shift, but most importantly, she offered me a safe and compassionate space where I could take the power away from my fear." –Emily


Facilitator: Kelly Swails, CCCE, CLC, RPYT, M.A. Kelly is the Director of Quest Yoga and Birth Devi Maternity Services. She is a certified childbirth educator, birth doula (and hypnobirth doula), lactation counselor, prenatal yoga teacher and mom. She brings extensive experience and practical perspective to her teaching. Kelly has supported over 60 births and has 13 years of experience working with couples before, during and after birth.

 

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Essentials for a More Easeful Birth
Sep
10
12:30 PM12:30

Essentials for a More Easeful Birth

This workshop covers all the basics that you and your partner need to know in preparation for labor. You will learn the signs of labor, physical and emotional milestones of the birthing process, options to consider, steps to take now in preparation for birth, and key issues to discuss with your doctor or midwife. You will practice proven comfort measures for managing contractions, and, more importantly, explore how to fully utilize the power of these techniques. This workshop provides a yogic perspective on birthing that will be helpful even if you need, or choose an epidural. You will also learn what you can do now to facilitate a more easeful birth experience. Partners will learn proven labor support methods, and ways to participate more fully in this sacred event. The information gained in this workshop may be used in hospital, birth center or home birth environments. This workshop is a great supplement, or alternative to a hospital class.

For couples 25+ weeks, dress comfortably and bring a snack and water


$125 / couple 

Pre-registration required. 


"Kelly's class made the stress and fear of having a baby fade away. She instilled confidence in me as a father to be, and helped me feel strong enough to support my wife through the birth, and beyond." –David

"Kelly's class is a consciousness- raising. She normalizes pregnancy and birth, taking away the fear and mystery that this time can bring. Kelly teaches all of the specifics of the birthing process while infusing a strong message of empowerment and trust of self." –Carly


Facilitator: Kelly Swails, CCCE, CLC, RPYT, M.A. Kelly is the Director of Quest Yoga and Birth Devi Maternity Services. She is a certified childbirth educator, birth doula (and hypnobirth doula), lactation counselor, prenatal yoga teacher and mom. She brings extensive experience and practical perspective to her teaching. Kelly has supported over 60 births and has 13 years of experience working with couples before, during and after birth.

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Cosmic Grooves: Flowin' with the Eclipse
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Cosmic Grooves: Flowin' with the Eclipse

with Katie Feinstein and Jacqui Stix


Get cosmic on your mat as you enjoy a unique sensory experience in celebration of the coming total solar eclipse. An eclipse is a powerful harbinger of a new chapter about to begin. It is a time to let go of what no longer serves, and a time to refresh intentions for your personal and our collective future. As you enjoy a gentle aurora of lights and cosmic sound vibes we will groove through sun and moon salutations and other jammin' flows. Join us for this special class as we reflect, relax, rejuvenate and set new intentions during this rare and significant natural phenomenon.

Space limited. Pre-registration recommended. ($25 pre-registered, $30 at the door)


$25

Space is limitedPre-registration is required.

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Breastfeeding Basics & the First Six Weeks
Aug
12
1:30 PM13:30

Breastfeeding Basics & the First Six Weeks

The first six weeks with baby are often challenging but also quite magical as you begin to bond and settle in with your new family. During this time there are many adjustments and changes in body, mind and lifestyle, and at times it can feel daunting. This workshop will help you to navigate these changes and what you can expect during the first six weeks with your newborn. You will also learn how to get started with breastfeeding, the specifics of positioning, latch and how to troubleshoot common breastfeeding issues. Most importantly, this workshop will dispel common misconceptions about breastfeeding (and all those stories you’ve heard), and help you to feel more confident in your ability to nourish your baby. Don't wait until your baby is born to begin learning! You may attend this workshop with your partner, or alone. Recommended for women who are 25+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water. Partners encouraged to attend.


$75

Pre-registration required.


"Although it's completely natural, nursing your newborn can be challenging, especially if you don't have all the right information. After taking this class, I understood how important it is to learn about breastfeeding and how to take care of yourself. Being prepared for this time gave me the strength to exclusively breastfeed my son right from the start." –Alanna

About the Facilitator: Kelly Swails, RPYT, CCCE, CLC, M.A. Kelly is the Director of Quest Yoga Arts and Birth Devi Maternity Services. She is a certified lactation counselor, childbirth educator, birth doula, prenatal yoga teacher and mom. She brings extensive experience and practical perspective to her teaching. Kelly has supported over 60 births and assists mothers to overcome breastfeeding challenges. Kelly has 13 years experience working with couples before, during and after birth.

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Essential Oils for Self Care
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Essential Oils for Self Care

Self care with essential oils can create an empowering shift in your health and wellness. Essential oils are concentrated plant oils that are safe, supportive and healing for the mind and body. We will discuss a handful of essential oils to promote peace, calming, support a healthy immune system and muscular system. We will learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively to support well-being.


$30 Pre-registered / $35 Day of workshop


Danielle is passionate about the healing power of plant-based medicine and the innate wisdom and healing ability of body and mind. She is senior faculty at the Finger Lakes School of Massage, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and Birth & Postpartum Doula. Danielle integrates her diverse training and teaches with a sense of joy, reverence, and curiosity.

 

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Family Yoga
Jul
16
12:30 AM00:30

Family Yoga

Bring your entire family to practice Yoga and Mindfulness together! Yoga and mindfulness is an excellent way for families to release tension in the mind and body. Children will learn strategies to help them navigate through life with greater ease. Adults will discover ways to support their child's yoga and mindfulness practice at home and tools to create a mindful household. This class is an opportunity for bonding with family while sharing the health and well-being that yoga brings.

$25/two, +$5/each additional.  Pre-registration appreciated.

 

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Yin Yoga  & Meditation
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Yin Yoga is known as the quiet practice, it links the body and the mind. With a slow and steady approach, Yin Yoga uses floor poses held in stillness to allow passive, long holds to strengthen and hydrate connective tissues in a way that most other practices cannot. Within the stillness you may sink deeper into the body and quiet the mind. Yin Yoga is a very individual practice so the level of intensity can be personalized. Classes will end with a period of meditation with a different style each class.

$35 pre-reg/$40 door

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