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May
22
Wed
Workshop Wednesdays: The Full Kosha Practice @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
May 22 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package.

The Full Kosha Practice

We all have a body. We all breathe. We all have a conscious mind, a subconscious, and the ability to feel bliss. And all of those aspects of ourselves need care so they don’t go imbalanced. So why do most people’s yoga practice only emphasis the physical body. What about the rest of the parts that make up the whole?

Join Dragonfly’s Joe Simek for a deeper dive into the fullness of the yoga practice as we explore the five koshas. The pancha-koshas are sometimes thought of as “sheaths” around the true self. We’ll learn the aspects of the koshas and the techniques we can use to explore, understand, and balance these parts of our system.

Each week we’ll engage in a full koshic practice including movement, breathing, chanting, meditation, and surrender. We’ll emphasize a different kosha each week.

May 1 Focus: Annamaya kosha
What is the kosha system and how does an asana/movement practice set us up for the rest of the koshas?

May 8 Focus: Pranamaya kosha
How does energy move in the subtle body and what breathing exercises help us feel and change prana, improving the function of the body’s systems?

May 15 Focus: Manomaya kosha
When should we think about directly balancing the conscious mind and how does chanting and philosophy do just that?

May 22 Focus: Vijñānmāyā kosha
How does meditation work on the subconscious mind (from a karmic perspective) and what is a specific meditation to access our intuition?

May 29 Focus: Anandamaya kosha
What is bliss and what are the yoga practices that help us create rituals for accessing this part of ourselves directly?
We will also take time to create our own 5 Kosha Practice At Home!

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Each Wednesday

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FIVE CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SINGLE CLASS
*You will have to navigate to the single class in the calendar to register*

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR JOE SIMEK

Joe Simek is a Certified Yoga Therapist, 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher, and Co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio. Joe has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, using the wisdom of the teachings to lose weight, get sober, and abandon the corporate grind. In 2012, he formalized his yoga education, completing Dragonfly’s 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training. Joe went on to study Yoga Therapy and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy (where he is now a Teaching Assistant) and Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Rolf Gates. In 2016, Joe co-founded The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization that aids foster children. He is also the frontman of Destroy It Up, an indie rock music project inspired by yoga philosophy. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arizona State University. Listen to Joe’s full story on an episode of J. Brown’s Yoga Talks Podcast.

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May
25
Sat
Dragonfly Yoga Teacher Training @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

teachertrainingdoylestownbuckscountyDragonfly Yoga believes in building the teacher training around the student! By enrolling in Dragonfly’s Yoga Teacher Training, you’ll earn a 200-hour level Yoga certification through a schedule that fits your life.

We strive to make our program comprehensive, yet still accessible to those with time and financial restraints. Our teacher training allows you to enroll at any time and complete the work at your pace.

Interested? Take a look at the outline of our training and please contact Alexis, the Program Director at 215.622.4612 or dragonflyyogastudio@yahoo.com.

Already enrolled? Register Now

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May
29
Wed
Workshop Wednesdays: The Full Kosha Practice @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
May 29 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package.

The Full Kosha Practice

We all have a body. We all breathe. We all have a conscious mind, a subconscious, and the ability to feel bliss. And all of those aspects of ourselves need care so they don’t go imbalanced. So why do most people’s yoga practice only emphasis the physical body. What about the rest of the parts that make up the whole?

Join Dragonfly’s Joe Simek for a deeper dive into the fullness of the yoga practice as we explore the five koshas. The pancha-koshas are sometimes thought of as “sheaths” around the true self. We’ll learn the aspects of the koshas and the techniques we can use to explore, understand, and balance these parts of our system.

Each week we’ll engage in a full koshic practice including movement, breathing, chanting, meditation, and surrender. We’ll emphasize a different kosha each week.

May 1 Focus: Annamaya kosha
What is the kosha system and how does an asana/movement practice set us up for the rest of the koshas?

May 8 Focus: Pranamaya kosha
How does energy move in the subtle body and what breathing exercises help us feel and change prana, improving the function of the body’s systems?

May 15 Focus: Manomaya kosha
When should we think about directly balancing the conscious mind and how does chanting and philosophy do just that?

May 22 Focus: Vijñānmāyā kosha
How does meditation work on the subconscious mind (from a karmic perspective) and what is a specific meditation to access our intuition?

May 29 Focus: Anandamaya kosha
What is bliss and what are the yoga practices that help us create rituals for accessing this part of ourselves directly?
We will also take time to create our own 5 Kosha Practice At Home!

5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Each Wednesday

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FIVE CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SINGLE CLASS
*You will have to navigate to the single class in the calendar to register*

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR JOE SIMEK

Joe Simek is a Certified Yoga Therapist, 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher, and Co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio. Joe has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, using the wisdom of the teachings to lose weight, get sober, and abandon the corporate grind. In 2012, he formalized his yoga education, completing Dragonfly’s 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training. Joe went on to study Yoga Therapy and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy (where he is now a Teaching Assistant) and Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Rolf Gates. In 2016, Joe co-founded The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization that aids foster children. He is also the frontman of Destroy It Up, an indie rock music project inspired by yoga philosophy. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arizona State University. Listen to Joe’s full story on an episode of J. Brown’s Yoga Talks Podcast.

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Jun
5
Wed
Workshops Wednesdays: Yoga For Beginners @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jun 5 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package (Buy a 5-pack for only $70 and have a class left over!)

New to Yoga? Want to try it but aren’t sure where to begin? Yoga For Beginners is a perfect place to start. Learn the many benefits of yoga in a supportive environment. Classes will introduce students to movement, breath and some meditation. All are welcome, as this class is beneficial to all levels.

June 5, 12, 19, 26
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS*
*You will need to navigate to the class you want to attend.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR LAURIE MELLON

Laurie Mellon found yoga when she escaped city life in favor of the peace of Bucks County. She wasn’t sure what she was looking for, but she discovered a way to ground, reconnect with her mind and body and reduce stress. She decided to become a teacher to help others to discover that yoga is for everybody, and can make a significant impact on all aspects of your life. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Dragonfly Yoga Studio studying under Alexis Ridge-Simek, with a focus on mindfulness. She is also passionate about bringing the peace and focus of yoga and meditation to the workplace and developing compassionate and mindful leaders. When not being a yoga nerd, she spends her time at the beach and enjoying live (mostly country) music.

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Jun
12
Wed
Workshops Wednesdays: Yoga For Beginners @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jun 12 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package (Buy a 5-pack for only $70 and have a class left over!)

New to Yoga? Want to try it but aren’t sure where to begin? Yoga For Beginners is a perfect place to start. Learn the many benefits of yoga in a supportive environment. Classes will introduce students to movement, breath and some meditation. All are welcome, as this class is beneficial to all levels.

June 5, 12, 19, 26
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS*
*You will need to navigate to the class you want to attend.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR LAURIE MELLON

Laurie Mellon found yoga when she escaped city life in favor of the peace of Bucks County. She wasn’t sure what she was looking for, but she discovered a way to ground, reconnect with her mind and body and reduce stress. She decided to become a teacher to help others to discover that yoga is for everybody, and can make a significant impact on all aspects of your life. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Dragonfly Yoga Studio studying under Alexis Ridge-Simek, with a focus on mindfulness. She is also passionate about bringing the peace and focus of yoga and meditation to the workplace and developing compassionate and mindful leaders. When not being a yoga nerd, she spends her time at the beach and enjoying live (mostly country) music.

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Jun
15
Sat
Y12SR – The Yoga Of 12-Step Recovery @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) is a practice designed to holistically address addiction. Addiction often goes unacknowledged in our culture, yet it is something we are all affected by. Each time we reach for something outside ourselves (substances, food, relationships, credit cards, etc.) to soothe or avoid our feelings, we reinforce codependent behaviors. Over time, these behaviors separates us from our true needs and power, leading us into addiction and suffering.

The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery serves people by creating a safe place where trauma & conditioned behaviors can be released. Various techniques are used to address the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of addiction. Y12SR is not a replacement for therapy or step work, but will enhance your progress within them. Every session is divided into two parts: a 12-step style discussion, and an intentionally themed yoga practice (appropriate for all levels of experience). Y12SR also supports those who are impacted by a loved one’s addictive behavior. This is an open and inclusive group that all are welcome to attend.

EVERY THIRD SATURDAY | 1 – 3:00 P.M.

Registration for these ongoing sessions is not required. However, please note that we have limited space and participation is a first come, first served basis.

COST:
In-person cash/check/credit card donations are welcome but not required. Just come!

A portion of all donations goes to support The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania dedicated to supporting foster families through transitions.

TIM HANSEN
As a certified Yoga Of 12 Step Recovery leader, Tim believes that a dedicated yoga and meditation practice can enable us to live an authentic life, be the best version of ourselves, and honor this lifetime. He feels that the benefits of yoga and meditation should be available to all, and looks to provide an atmosphere of inclusion that serves everyone in order to inspire, empower, and cultivate community. Tim completed a 200-hour Hatha Yoga certification program under the tutelage of Alexis Ridge-Simek, and studied pranayama and meditation under the guidance of Joe Simek at Dragonfly Yoga Studio. He has completed a Mentorship Program for Teachers with Rolf Gates, and has trained with the Love Your Brain foundation to provide yoga and meditation to individuals that have experienced a traumatic brain injury and their caregivers. Tim is currently enrolled in a Yoga Therapy program with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply, as he continues to grow and broaden ways to serve his community.

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Jun
19
Wed
Workshops Wednesdays: Yoga For Beginners @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jun 19 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package (Buy a 5-pack for only $70 and have a class left over!)

New to Yoga? Want to try it but aren’t sure where to begin? Yoga For Beginners is a perfect place to start. Learn the many benefits of yoga in a supportive environment. Classes will introduce students to movement, breath and some meditation. All are welcome, as this class is beneficial to all levels.

June 5, 12, 19, 26
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS*
*You will need to navigate to the class you want to attend.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR LAURIE MELLON

Laurie Mellon found yoga when she escaped city life in favor of the peace of Bucks County. She wasn’t sure what she was looking for, but she discovered a way to ground, reconnect with her mind and body and reduce stress. She decided to become a teacher to help others to discover that yoga is for everybody, and can make a significant impact on all aspects of your life. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Dragonfly Yoga Studio studying under Alexis Ridge-Simek, with a focus on mindfulness. She is also passionate about bringing the peace and focus of yoga and meditation to the workplace and developing compassionate and mindful leaders. When not being a yoga nerd, she spends her time at the beach and enjoying live (mostly country) music.

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Jun
26
Wed
Workshops Wednesdays: Yoga For Beginners @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jun 26 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package (Buy a 5-pack for only $70 and have a class left over!)

New to Yoga? Want to try it but aren’t sure where to begin? Yoga For Beginners is a perfect place to start. Learn the many benefits of yoga in a supportive environment. Classes will introduce students to movement, breath and some meditation. All are welcome, as this class is beneficial to all levels.

June 5, 12, 19, 26
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS*
*You will need to navigate to the class you want to attend.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR LAURIE MELLON

Laurie Mellon found yoga when she escaped city life in favor of the peace of Bucks County. She wasn’t sure what she was looking for, but she discovered a way to ground, reconnect with her mind and body and reduce stress. She decided to become a teacher to help others to discover that yoga is for everybody, and can make a significant impact on all aspects of your life. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Dragonfly Yoga Studio studying under Alexis Ridge-Simek, with a focus on mindfulness. She is also passionate about bringing the peace and focus of yoga and meditation to the workplace and developing compassionate and mindful leaders. When not being a yoga nerd, she spends her time at the beach and enjoying live (mostly country) music.

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Jun
29
Sat
Pranayama Workshop Series @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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PRANAYAMA REMOVES THE VEIL COVERING THE LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE AND HERALDS THE DAWN OF WISDOM.

– YOGA SUTRAS

Yoga practitioners in the United States often focus on Asana (postures), sometimes forgetting Pranayama, another vital step on the Eight Limbs Yoga Path. Pranayama, or yogic breathing, relieves stress, improves concentration, aids digestion, deepens our physical yoga practice, and ultimately prepares us for extended meditation.

Dragonfly’s Pranayama Workhops are designed as an introduction into Hatha Yoga breathing techniques. In these workshops, we’ll learn to prepare our senses and postures for pranayama through asana, various exercises and introductory meditation/relaxation techniques. In addition to practicing specific types of pranayama, we’ll also take a look at how breathing affects the body and its energies.

Our goal will be to safely bring pranayama into our everyday routine, as well as our everyday asana practice. Dragonfly Teacher Training Students will also leave with knowledge of incorporating more pranayama into their yoga classes.

The Workshop Series is designed for students of Dragonfly’s 200 Hour Teacher Training, but everyone is welcome to enroll. You do not need to attend the workshops in order. Beginners are welcome, but we strongly encourage you to attend some regularly scheduled yoga classes before enrolling.

DATES:

#1 – Pranayama – Finding Your Witness:
Includes Preparing Our Senses and Choosing a Posture For Pranayama, Ujjayi, Deergha Swasam
Saturday, April 27, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | ENROLL NOW

#2 – Pranayama – Balancing Energy:
Includes Discussion of Energy Constructs (Gunas, Doshas, Prana Vayus), Bandhas, Asana for Doshas/Kapalabhati/Cooling Breaths
Saturday, June 29, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | ENROLL NOW

#3 – Pranayama – Anatomy Of Breath:
Includes Discussion Of The Respiratory System, Nadis, Kumbhaka, Bhramari, Hissing Breath, Digital Pranayama (Nadi-Shodhana and others)
Saturday, September 28, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | ENROLL NOW

Cost:
$35 – Single Session
$30 – Single Session (Teacher Training Enrollee)
$85 – All 3 Sessions (Save $5 or $20!) – Click HERE to register for the entire series.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR JOE SIMEK
Joe Simek is a Certified Yoga Therapist, 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher, and Co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga Studio. Joe has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, using the wisdom of the teachings to lose weight, get sober, and abandon the corporate grind. In 2012, he formalized his yoga education, completing Dragonfly’s 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training. Joe went on to study Yoga Therapy and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy (where he is now a Teaching Assistant) and Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Rolf Gates. In 2016, Joe co-founded The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization that aids foster children. He is also the frontman of Destroy It Up, an indie rock music project inspired by yoga philosophy. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arizona State University.

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Jul
10
Wed
Workshops Wednesdays: Yoga Nidra @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jul 10 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

This workshop is part of our Workshop Wednesdays series, which offers workshop instruction at group class pricing. You can drop in to any of these workshops sessions for $17 or use your existing class package (Buy a 5-pack for only $70 and have a class left over!)

Join us as we explore the practice of Yoga Nidra! Yoga nidra, or “yogic sleep” is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, typically induced by a guided meditation. It is a practice that strengthens the deepest layers of our consciousness; making it possible for us to stabilize deeper states of awareness and awakening that we achieve in meditation.

Most often practiced in a supine or reclining position, Yoga Nidra takes you out of your “fight or flight” mode, into a relaxation response, or your body’s natural healing state. Through self-intention (sankalpa), body sensing, breath awareness, guided imagery and other practices, you are guided on a meditation journey.

Nidra is meant to incorporate the koshas, or the five layers of awareness of the true self: Physical, Sensation, Thoughts, Witness, and Bliss. Through yoga nidra you will feel each part fully and clearly; transforming, healing, and rejuvenating your entire being. Every 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra equates to one hour of REM cycle sleep. It eases deep tension in all layers of tissue, eases insomnia and fatigue, strengthens different levels of consciousness, and uplifts our pranic field.

July 10, 17, 24, 31 (No Class July 3)
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS*
*You will need to navigate to the class you want to attend.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR STEPHANIE DU PONT-FISHER

Stephanie began her yoga journey in search of relief from anxiety, wanting to further her connection between body and breath. After some time, she decided that she had more to learn, and more to offer. After completing her 200-hour program at Dragonfly Studios in early 2018, under the direction of Alexis Ridge-Simek, she knew her calling was more of a grounding practice. To accept surrendering, letting go, and being able to create a quiet, healing space for the mind, body, and soul. Growing in her own personal journey, Stephanie has studied Paranayama under Joe Simek and completed her 30-hour Restorative Training with Rachel May. She recently completed Goddess Chair Yoga Training with Darla Lux & Debbie Wenclawiak. Her next journey will begin this Fall, as she enters her 300-hour Teacher training. Stephanie’s soothing voice and guidance throughout her practices are not only helpful to those she teaches but has become an extremely therapeutic tool for her own personal growth.

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