Workshops

AcroYoga Workshop and Jam with Rob Li

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

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Acroyoga is a beautiful practice that combines the dynamic wisdom of acrobatics, the awareness, breath and balance of yoga and the healing, loving nature of Thai massage. It’s a community practice, which, at it’s simplest, means that you are working with other people. In this way we can practice developing trust, connection and openness which can then be taken into the community as a whole. AcroYoga is an exhilarating and open ended practice. It leads towards hard to achieve asana positions such as scorpion, headstands and handstands. It also deepens backbends, lengthens hamstrings and opens hips, as well as an endless array of flying positions that no-one has thought of a name for yet.
AcroYogis are a friendly bunch. They want everyone to win and everyone to be happy!  Apart from happiness, other qualities you can expect to develop from the AcroYoga practice are confidence, sensitivity, trust, poise, determination, a sense of community as well as physical attributes like upper body strength, core ability, suppleness and grace. These qualities can be taken into your daily life and, in your own little way, you can contribute, in a very real way, to helping the world be a better place.
About Rob:  Rob was a cheerleader for Drexel University, for the Philadelphia Soul, and for the Philadelphia 76ers. He helped coach and build the co-ed cheerleading teams for Drexel and Temple University.  He has since then been heavily involved with and teaching Acro wherever he goes. If you do the math, he has been tossing people around in the air for about 2 decades. As an added bonus, Rob is also working on lifting up 2,017 people this year. If anyone wants to be Insta-Famous and be part of the challenge, Rob will gladly lift them up. Bodies of all shapes and sizes are welcome. No experience necessary. Come get a cool picture taken doing something awesome and be part of something amazing. #ridetherob2017
fee: $25 – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoganorthernliberties

AcroYoga Workshop and Jam with Rob Li

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


Accelerated Weekday 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

August 6th 2017-September 25th at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse

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For Yogis who cannot attend weekend programs, we have carefully developed a course to work with you primarily on weekdays to become certified as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher!

Ready to apply? Use our online application!

August 6th – September 25th // at DY Rittenhouse // 9am-5:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and 8:30-4pm Thursdays & Fridays // We do not meet every day. Once you apply we will begin working out your PERSONALIZED training schedule. Some course work will be offered online.

Other hours include Morning Practices, Homework, Reading, & 5 hours of Service

ABOUT ::
Dhyana Yoga has been training Yoga teachers since 2002, and our Teacher Trainers are experienced, full time, devoted Yoga Teachers. When you train at Dhyana Yoga, you can be sure you will be under the guidance of teachers who are experts in the topic they are presenting. Many of our graduates note that they chose Dhyana Yoga because we have spent 15 years training teachers, refining our content, and over those years, gaining a unique perspective on the inner workings not only of the practice, but also of the business side of Yoga. Setting us apart from other schools, we also happily offer our graduates lifetime access to continuing education in future Dhyana Yoga Teacher Trainings and have created post-graduates programs for our trainees including opportunities to teach at DY, mentorships, and assisting in classes with our senior teachers.

This program is offered to aspiring teachers, but also designed for any student with a desire to learn more about Yoga theory, practice, and philosophy. Dhyana Yoga is a Registered School through the Yoga Alliance and our graduates are internationally recognized and hired at gyms, studios, spas, cruise ships, retreat centers, and also to teach privately.

The standards of Dhyana Yoga’s Teacher Training exceed the national standards for Yoga Training Schools in both the amount of hours we provide and in the scope of content, so you will graduate with more information and experience hours than the average teacher training graduate, putting you out ahead from the start. We believe that every student is a teacher for tomorrow, and are committed to pouring ourselves into this program in order to pass on absolutely everything we know so you will be ready to teach promptly upon graduation.

Accelerated 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training -- Summer 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - Monday, September 25, 2017
All Day
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Beginners Workshop with Lauren Daddis

Sunday, August 6th 12-2pm 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

Sunday, August 6, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Northern Liberties, Philadelphia


Dealing with Depression:

Yoga & Meditation to ease the aching mind, body, & soul

with Diana Vitarelli

A 7 Week Online Journey of Healing

August 7th through September 25th

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Start where you are — and from that place you can pace yourself as we explore the ways yoga and meditation can ease the suffering caused by depression. In the comfort of your own home, you will be able to login as you have the time and energy and ease your way through each week’s lessons. This course includes weekly videos, downloadable yoga and meditation practice manual, audio recordings of breathing techniques, an optional one-on-one video chat with Diana during the course, and a very special processing technique that we will use throughout the course, and that will alter your life. “For people with depression, yoga and meditation are not optional, they are essential. I know, because I know.” ~Diana

Week One: Welcome with Intention; Week Two: Body – moving through pain; Week Three: Mind – finding stillness and silence; Week Four: Soul – opening to feelings; Week Five: Mindfulness – practical ways to get through the days; Week Six: Release – letting go; Week Seven: Peace – the path forward

fee: $140 by 7/15; $210 after — you can tender payment with a card by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by mailing a check to : Dhyana Yoga c/o Diana 1611 Walnut Street 4th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19103, or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza

Would you like to help someone who is struggling with depression? Donate toward a discount or full scholarship for a person in need in any increment you are comfortable with, and we will let you know when a registrant has received your generous gift.

Dealing with Depression: Yoga & Meditation to ease the aching mind, body, & soul with Diana D'Amato-Vitarelli

Monday, August 7, 2017 - Monday, September 25, 2017
All Day


Deep Practice with David Hem

Sunday, August 13th, 1-3pm at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse

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Join Dave for this 2 Hour deep practice integrating balance, focus and all the strength it takes to attain these things!  Go deeper into the Self through balance postures and exciting transitions.  Balance postures heighten our awareness and sharpen our reflexes, allowing us to feel safe and to trust ourselves more as we practice.

Equanimity of the body results in equanimity of the mind.

fee: $20 advance, $25 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

Deep Practice with David Hem

Sunday, August 13, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Kundalini Yoga Immersion with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday and Sunday August 19th and 20th 12-5pm each day

at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse

KUNDALINI YOGAIMMERSION

If you are a yoga or meditation student that is curious about the power of Kundalini Yoga or a yoga teacher who feels compelled to incorporate Kundalini Yoga into your classes, this Immersion is for you!

Immersion includes 2-3 full Kundalini Yoga practices and 2 meditations, plus a presentation on the history and benefits of Kundalini Yoga, module on how to use mudras and pronounce mantras effectively, and a manual to take home, plus continued community support for your practice!

This course counts as an elective for teachers seeking their advanced 300/500 hour trainings.

fee: $175 by 8/1, $225 after — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza

Kundalini Yoga Immersion with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


Alignment Techniques for a Sustainable Yoga Practice and

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Tips

Saturday and Sunday September 23rd and 24th 12-5pm each day

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with Richmond Dickson at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse

Today’s yoga instruction has become heavily influenced by Western anatomical language and cueing. The problem that this presents is that it leads the mind toward the intellectual and away from the experiential, and over exerts the physical body, at its own detriment, in pursuit of an external form. In this informative and transformative workshop you will uncover and unravel the mysteries and intricacies of functional movement and alignment, and come to better understand how injuries are caused by a yoga practice that is overly willful. You will obtain a general understanding of the gross anatomical features of muscles, bones and fascia and how the body, by way of the myofascial matrix, uses a  fluid dynamic system to create balance in structure and ease in movement. As you learn to listen and respond to these subtle energetics you will integrate a new awareness into the physical practice of yoga, which will lead you beyond the obstructions and limitations of your practice.

Richmond Dickson began practicing and studying yoga, and massage therapy and bodywork in 2001. His understanding and awareness of the physical and energetic forms of the body stem from his training in myofascial and musculo-skeletal anatomy at the Core Institute School of Massage Therapy and Bodywork, where he went on to head the Department of Sciences. Richmond has worked his entire professional career, as a Licensed Massage Therapist and yoga instructor, to help his clients better understand their postural habits and dysfunctional patterns for the purpose of reducing injury, and/or rehabilitating and reducing chronic pain syndromes. Richmond has a degree in Alternative Medicine, is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and is the founder and owner of The New England School of Therapeutics. For more information on Richmond’s professional work, visit: www.thebodyworkclinic.com

fee – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza
$45 per day by 9/10, $55 after, or both days for $85/$100

Alignment Techniques & Ayurvedic Lifestyle Tips w/ Richmond Dickson

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


A Weekend Meditation Immersion

“Primordial Sound Meditation” with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday and Sunday, October 14th & 15th 12-5pm 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 proof of the effectiveness of meditation and 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: $225 by 10/1, $250 after — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by creating an account in our software at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza // 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 Instructor, Personal one-to-one Primordial Sound mantra ceremony, Yoga class (as time allows or before/after), Mindfulness practices and continued community support!

Weekend Meditation Immersion with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania


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