We endeavor to provide our community with options for further learning, practice, and experience, trying to make these as varied and enriching as life itself. Here you may find a drumming workshop, an evening of creative movement and dance, a yoga workshop or training, a weekend with other instructors, or even a movie or performance. These events broaden our studio palette, adding color and spice to our usual class offerings.
Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kristen Barber
Friday, February 23rd 6:00 - 8:00pm $18
Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) is a meditative practice for deep relaxation and transformation. It is a guided meditation practiced lying down in a savasana setup. The practice of Yoga Nidra allows you access to the fertile ground of the subconscious mind between the states of wakeful awareness and deep sleep. In this state lies the wisdom of your true nature where you can plant the seeds of positive change. "We live in a chronically exhausted, overstimulated world," says Rod Stryker. "Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing our physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs." Come experience the restorative effect this ancient practice will have on your modern life.
World Drumming Workshop with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Friday, March 16 7:00-9:00pm Tickets: $35 in advance / $45 at the door if space allows.
What is the World Drumming Workshop? -an invigorating workshop experience that shows you how to play the African djembe drum, play exciting traditional world rhythms, use strategies for tapping and expanding your own musical creativity and lift your mood through social drumming.
Learn and play exciting and beautiful traditional rhythms and songs from all over the world- from places such as Africa and South America. Yes, beginners are warmly welcomed and drums are provided. All that is required is a willingness to try. Learn how to express yourself using your drum through “in-the-moment” original music creation.
Experience creating your own rhythms and finding out how to connect them with others. Even if you consider yourself “unmusical”, group drumming is an accessible entry point into the rewarding world of music creation.
Drumming with others is scientifically proven to improve your mood, relieve stress, increase mental focus and to support social connections. Discover why people from all over the globe have been drumming together for thousands of years.
About the instructor: Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together. Over the past three decades, Donovan has performed thousands of concerts and learning events across the US and Europe. As a performer, Donovan writes and records with his rootsy groove-rock band Sun King Warriors. As an educator, he brings his motivating brand of open-hearted, big-energy to every event he leads- whether they be a conference keynote, corporate team building, educational training or wellness retreat.
Donovan got his start as a founding member of the 3-time platinum 90's band Rusted Root, where he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. During his touring work with Rusted Root, he shared arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.
Donovan is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in who work in recovery.
Workshop with Dariel Woltz: Abyasa: A Day of Practice
January 13, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at School House Yoga, 310 East 10th St., Second Floor, Erie, PA. Cost $85
Abyasa is a Sanskrit work meaning "consistent, regular practice." Sometimes our practice needs inspiration or an adjustment in our understanding to encourage our commitment to consistency, and this day is meant for just that. In this workshop we will play with all the categories of asanas in sequential order for appropriate practice, along with enjoying a luxurious experience of pranayama and relaxation. There will be a short break for tea and light snacks.
Class size is limited to 15 students
WomynSpirit Samhain/Halloween Ritual
Sunday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Donations Welcome
Women of any age are invited to share in this time to remember those who are now gone, but will always live in our hearts. Please join us with your remembrances for this special gathering.
See flier for more details, and feel free to contact us with any questions or to let us know you'll be there.
With Brooke Myers from the Iyengar Institute of NYC
November 11-12, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day with a lunch break.
Living in the Field of the Soul*: The Art & Science of Iyengar Yoga
BKS Iyengar showed us that asana, pranayama, and the other six limbs of yoga could be approached in a technical (scientific) way or in a poetic, artistic manner. We will explore and compare these two approaches in this 2-Day workshop inspired by Iyengar's discoveries.
*From Tree of Yoga, BKS Iyengar p. 157
Brooke Myers Flyer
Sound Bath with Crown of Eternity
Sunday, December 3rd, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
A VIBRATIONAL EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER!
Enter a cosmic journey as Mike Tamburo of Crown of Eternity transports you in a timeless space of sonic bliss through the harmonic resonance of over 90 overtone-rich instruments including Gongs, bells, tuned metal instruments and hammered dulcimer. A deep and lasting vibrational rejuvenation for body and soul; a profound journey through all levels of the self like you have never experienced before.
Space is limited! Get your tickets in advance!
Tickets $30 in advance / $35 at the door (if space remains)
(or pay by check or cash by contacting the studio)
Between Session Flow-Style Classes:
December 6, December 13 (Restorative), January 10 and 25. 10:00 a.m. - noon and 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on each date listed.
$18 per class or $45 for all 3 if paid in advance.
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
300 hour Yoga Teacher Training
Both trainings will be registered with Yoga Alliance. Completion of the 200-hour training is required before applying for the 300-hour program. If interested in either training, please contact us to be advised of upcoming program dates and details.
We also offer Prenatal and Restorative Teacher Certifications.