Workshops

Weekend Immersion with Joan Hyman – Advance Your Practice

Friday April 28th – Sunday April 30th (F at DYNL, Sat/Sun at DY Rittenhouse)

 

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  • Friday, April 28th 5:30-7:30pm at DY Northern Liberties

Twist & Cleanse Master Class with Pranayama ($30, limit 15 students)

  • Saturday, April 29th 12:30-5pm at DY Rittenhouse

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 12:30-2:30pm : Unlocking the Psoas Workshop ($35 by 4/14, $45 after)

The psoas muscle is the deepest muscle in our bodies. It’s sometimes referred to as the muscle of our soul. This core-stabilizing muscle that runs from our trunk to the hipbone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, it affects two of our most vital systems: digestion and breath. In this workshop, you will learn where your psoas is and how to unlock this deep muscle creating numerous benefits throughout your body. There will be a brief anatomy discussion learning the psychological benefits of releasing this muscle before a deep two- hour vinyasa flow practice opening the abdomen region and releasing the lower back and hips leading to splits and asymmetrical back bends. Open to all levels.

and 3-5pm : The Art of Sequencing, Injury Management, and Hands on Adjustments ($25 by 4/14, $35 after) // stay all day for $50 by 4/14, $70 after)

Great for teachers and dedicated practitioners who would like to learn more about how the bodies work and how to sequences postures together in an anatomical way to create deep healing in the body, mind, and spirit.  Hands on Adjustments will be included to teach safe alignment in the poses especially when dealing with injury.


  • Sunday, April 30th 12-5:30pm at DY Rittenhouse

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 12:30-3:30pm : Overcoming Fear in Back Bends & Inversions ($35 by 4/14, $45 after)

This workshop will include a brief vinyasa flow practice and inversions at the wall to teach the wheels needed for safe backbends.  I have found through many years of teaching, backbends and inversions can create a sense of fear and anxiety, especially when going upside down and dropping back. Both postures can be very theraputic and have many benefits when taught slowly educating what are known as the “wheels”  creating deep core stability in the lower back helping to access the upper back and unlock the heart space.  Find the joy in these liberating postures and practice safe at the same time!  A year of practice is encouraged and a desire to go deeper in your practice.

and 3:30-5:30pm : Advanced Asana and Philosophy Discussion, with Pranayama and Restorative Practices, and a talk on finding your authenticity and purpose… ($25 by 4/14, $35 after) // stay all day for $50 by 4/14, $70 after)

fee: Master Class (limited 15 students) $30; Workshops priced out above — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga

Weekend Immersion with Joan Hyman

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
All Day
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Beginners Workshop with Lauren Daddis

Saturday, April 29th 2-4pm at DY Northern Liberties

This workshop is perfect for beginners or practitioners looking to reestablish proper alignment and deepen their knowledge of the importance of breath and movement. You’ll learn about the basics of yoga including core philosophies, introductory breathing practices, techniques to maintain alignment, how to use props for support effortlessly, and how to keep your practice safe over time. This 2 hour class provides an environment where you can ask plenty of questions as we dive deeper into some of the following topics as well:

A brief history of Yoga, the 8 Limbs of Yoga, details of the Ujjayi breath, Sun Salutations, Foundations of common poses and safe modifications, use of blankets, blocks, and straps in a way that makes your practice sweeter…

Step into your future yoga practice with confidence! Please sign up ahead of time so we can have enough materials prepared, and feel free to email us with questions at dhyana.staff@gmail.com

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fee: $20 – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoganorthernliberties

Beginners Workshop with Lauren Daddis

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Northern Liberties, Philadelphia


Frequency Vinyasa with Giuseppe DiCristino

Friday, May 5th 8-9:30pm at DY Rittenhouse

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Leave the week behind and move into the weekend stress free! Lights low, music high, meditation deep, and you can move into a guided Vinyasa and liberating dance experience called Frequency Vinyasa!

fee: $10 advanced; $15 day of — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga

Frequency Vinyasa with Giuseppe DiCristino

Friday, May 5, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Spring Cleanse – A Benefit for Dhyana Yoga, with benefits for you!

Saturday, May 13th 12:30-5pm

Join us for the whole afternoon or pop by when you can! This open house style event includes:

12:30-1:30pm How to House Clean all Green!

1:30-3pm Detox and Refresh Vinyasa Flow Class

3-4pm Guided Cleansing Meditation

All Day Organic Shake and Smoothie Bar!

suggested donation: $10-20

Spring Cleanse - A Benefit for Dhyana Yoga, with benefits for you!

Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Free Movie Night “Breath of the Gods”

Friday, May 19th 7:45pm at DY Rittenhouse

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Come hang out with us and watch the movie that explains Dhyana Yoga’s lineage! “Breath of the Gods” is a look into Krishnamacharya’s influence on modern Yoga. It’s important to know where we’ve come from in order to see clearly where we are, and where we can go… join us! Dress comfy, all are welcome!

Free Movie Night "Breath of the Gods"

Friday, May 19, 2017
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Weekend of Anatomy and Ayurveda with Richmond Dickson

Saturday and Sunday, May 20th & 21st 12:30-5pm each day at DY Rittenhouse

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  • Saturday 12:30-5pm: Yoga and Ayurveda: Practices for Healing and Strengthening the Bones, Joints, and Nerves ($45 by 5/6, $55 after*)

What are the keys to sustaining a lifelong yoga practice? How do we maintain a dynamic practice without creating “wear and tear” injuries, instability, or exhaustion? Like the pillars of a sacred temple, the bones, joints, and nerves comprise the foundation of the body, mind and spirit. The hatha yoga and Ayurvedic traditions articulate systematic practices for healing and strengthening this ground of our being in a simple and accessible manner. Integrating both Eastern and Western anatomical models, we’ll explore the profound interrelationships between the bones, joints, and nervous system and apply the tools of Ayurveda and hatha yoga in a mindful, non-competitive and non-violent way to bring together the balance between willfulness and sensitivity.

Richmond Dickson has been practicing, studying, and teaching yoga since 2002. He studied the physical and energetic forms of the body while training in myofascial and musculo-skeletal anatomy, and hands-on therapeutics at the CORE Institute School of Massage Therapy and Bodywork. Richmond went on to head the Department of Sciences at the CORE Institute, where he oversaw the curriculum for the Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology Program.


  • Sunday 12:30-5pm: The Issues Are In The Tissues (Ayurvedic Wisdom in Western Anatomical Science) ($45 by 5/6, $55 after*)

Ayurvedic Medicine explains that the body consists of seven major tissues including: blood, lymph, muscle, fat, bone, marrow/nerve, and reproductive tissues. When in balance these tissues nourish each other in a harmonious trickle down processes that results in vibrant health and longevity. However, when out of balance, they become divisive and often work against one another in pursuit of self-service at the cost of the host organism – THAT MEANS YOU! Join Richmond Dickson in this informative practice and lecture on the correlations between the eastern and western views of the physical and energetic bodies, and how both perspectives are useful, if not necessary, for the yoga practitioner and/or teacher of today.

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*Take the entire weekend for $80 by 5/6, $100 after!

Richmond holds a B.S. in Alternative Medicine from Everglades University and was trained as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist at Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Throughout his 10+year professional career as a Massage Therapist and yoga instructor, Richmond has worked to help his clients better understand their postural habits in order to correct dysfunctional patterns, reduce the potential for injury, and rehabilitate chronic pain syndromes. He is the former Studio Director of All One Yoga in Boston, MA, and former Performance Therapist at Titus Sports Academy in Tallahassee, FL. Richmond lives in Boston, MA where he gives lectures, teaches public classes and workshops, and offers private bodywork and motor re-education sessions. He is the owner and director of The New England School of Therapeutics, an entry and advanced level training institution for professional massage therapists.

Workshops priced out above — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga

Weekend of Anatomy and Ayurveda

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


esSCENTial Flow Yoga Workshop & Essential Oils Class with Nikki

Sunday, May 21st 12:30-3pm at DY Northern Liberties

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Aromatherapy Yoga is a unique union combining yogic practices and essential oils. When the mind experiences anxiety, depression, fear or any other emotion the body responds physiologically. Holistic practices particularly yoga and aromatherapy promote healing by encouraging and assisting the person, to utilizing practices that support, stimulate, cultivate and nurture the individual’s natural state of balance and wellness. esSCENTial Flow is a class created to facilitate emotional release. Breath work, movement, meditation and essential oils are weaved together by their shared intention to facilitate flow!

After our yoga practice Nikki will share the basics of dōTERRA essential oils: what they are, where they come from and how to use them for all of life’s daily issues.

Screen Shot 2016-10-26 at 10.21.43 PM Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.

Using essential oils can be both profoundly simple and life changing at the same time. Essential oils are very clean, almost crisp, to the touch and are immediately absorbed by the skin. Pure, unadulterated essential oils are translucent and range in color from crystal clear to deep blue. Please join us to discover ways to reinvent your health care with safe, effective and inexpensive natural solutions. We will be sharing ways to improve not only your physical health but your mental and spiritual well-being also. We are offering natural options to care for yourself, your family and your home with essential oils.

fee $20 for both, $5 to drop into the essential oils class – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoganorthernliberties

esSCENTial Flow Yoga Workshop & Essential Oils Class

Sunday, May 21, 2017
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Northern Liberties, Philadelphia


Beardfest 2017 — A 3 Day Celebration of Creativity!

June 1st-June 3rd in Hammonton, NJ

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Beardfest is a three day celebration of creative energy that strives to enliven the artist in everyone. Beardfest offers attendees the opportunity to unplug in South Jersey’s beautiful Pinelands Preserve while enjoying music that spans an incredibly wide range of genres; but our definition of entertainment goes far beyond the spectator/performer dichotomy. At Beardfest, attendees have the opportunity to collaborate on large scale murals throughout the campgrounds, practice yoga, participate in a variety of collaborative music making activities, and share ideas in our community workshops. This year, we are proud to have Dhyana Yoga providing our Yoga in the sand experience.

Ticket prices range from $65-$85 for one or all days! Please visit http://www.beardfest.net/tickets/

We’ll see you at Beardfest!

Beardfest -- A 3 Day Celebration of Creativity!

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
All Day
Location: Paradise Lakes Campground, Hammonton New Jersey


A Weekend Meditation Immersion “Primordial Sound Meditation” with Diana Vitarelli and Julie Hunt

Saturday and Sunday, June 24th & 25th 10:30am-5pm each day

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Meditation is the most natural way to create more of what matters most to you in life. This two-day Meditation Training allows you to establish (or deepen) a meditation practice which will lead to a more meaningful, satisfying, and joyful life. Rooted in the wisdom of ancient Vedic tradition, Primordial Sound Meditation is an authentic methodology that was revitalized by Deepak Chopra. According to tradition, as you journey from activity to silence you open new possibilities for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

During this program we will explore the scientific research supporting the effectiveness of meditation. You will receive expert guidance on the practical aspects of meditation – including how to sit, when to meditate, how long to meditate, how to overcome obstacles and other experiences during meditation. You are also invited to participate in a very special one-to-one personal instruction ceremony, in which you will be given a personal mantra based on the exact time, date, and location of your birth. This mantra is the sound that the universe was making the moment you were born. Primordial Sound Meditation tradition says that your personal mantra is the vehicle that will take you from activity to inner silence.

Whether it is your first time trying meditation, or if you have a regular practice, you will create a new experience around meditation that will transform your everyday life. Join us and learn how to receive the full physical and emotional benefits of meditation. This powerful program will help you dissolve accumulated stress, reveal the stillness within, and renew your passion for life.

fee: $199 by 6/10; $225 after — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga // we will need your birth information to calculate your personal mantra for the weekend, so please don’t delay in signing up if you plan to attend!

Course includes: Introduction to meditation and guided practice taught by Chopra Center Certified Instructors, Personal one-to-one Primordial Sound mantra ceremony, Practical teachings and follow-up session to answer your questions, Yoga class, Mindfulness practices and continued community support!

Weekend Meditation Immersion with Diana Vitarelli and Julie Hunt

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Northern Liberties, Philadelphia


“Unravel” 30 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Ryah

July 14th (3-8pm), 15th (9am-5pm), and 16th (9am-5pm) at DY Northern Liberties

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“Unravel Yin Yoga” Level 1 is a 30 hour Practicum designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners with at least 2 years of yoga experience. Prior experience in Yin Yoga is not required but an open mind and desire to learn this beautiful modality is. Unique, esoteric and informative, Level 1 is 20 hours of combined Philosophy, Practice, Anatomy & Teaching Methodology with an additional 10 hours of guided Personal Insight. This Practicum is developed to help yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts understand the benefits of Yin Yoga: Physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally.

 

During our long weekend we will cover-

*Intro to the energetic body/Meridians/Koshas.
* Basic Traditional Chinese Medicine understanding.
*Exploration of mindfulness/meditation practices East and West.
* Pranayama
*Nadis,Qi (prana) and the 5 Prana Vayus.
* Discovering and exploring the Lower Body meridians and correlating poses.
*Discovering and exploring the Upper Body Meridians and correlating poses.
*Props and prop placement. How to modify each posture to fit the individual.
* Deciphering between Tension and Compression.
* Connective Tissues
*When practice and why practice?
* Sequencing and techniques for teaching Yin Yoga.
* Understanding the Yin Tapestry.

Plus you’ll get
*Access to “Unravel Yin Yoga TT” Facebook Teacher page
*5 hours of Personal Exploration.
*5 Hours of Personal Understanding.
Upon completion of the program students will master the basics of Yin Yoga. With an understanding why this modality is quite unique, and the importance of the “Yin Tapestry” as a guide. This is not a full yin yoga training-however this training gives trainees the ability to lead their own yin yoga class. This course will count toward Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Required Reading: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark Chapter 1-4
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana.
Optional Reading:
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

fee: $450 by 5/1; $480 after; $500 day of – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoganorthernliberties

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Friday, July 14, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017
All Day
Location: Dhyana Yoga Northern Liberties, Philadelphia


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