Registration is required for most workshops! Please register online or come into the studio to purchase your spot. Workshop sign ups are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

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Jan
20
Sat
Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Join Dragonfly Yoga Studio co-ower Joe Simek for an afternoon of Peaceful Weight Loss. Experience how yoga and lifestyle can be a powerful tool in creating a path towards making peace with food and your body.  In this workshop, we will practice gentle yoga and learn about the Peaceful Weight Loss™ sustainable principles and how they apply to our individual needs. There will be time for discussion and questions, with plenty of laughter. Learn how to develop eating and lifestyle patterns that will help you find balance and peace of mind. No previous Yoga or Peaceful Weight Loss experience is required. 

CLICK HERE 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. Learn more about Joe and Peaceful Weight Loss at www.dragonflyyogastudio.com/pwl

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Jan
26
Fri
Owning Your Yoni: Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OWNING YOUR YONI

Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment

Esther Perel famously said “Sex is not a thing that you do, but a place that you go.”
Where is that place in you? Does it seem cut off or far away?

This is the first of a three-part series on sexual empowerment.

This first series, comprised of four classes, focuses on exploring and reclaiming your body. Using a combination of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and introspective exercises, the group will collectively embark on an inward journey seeking to make peace, find comfort, and find power in the external vessel. As the body is only one aspect of the sexual experience, the workshops increase in emotional and introspective depth to explore other facets of sexuality.

The workshop is trauma sensitive and, while conducted in a group format, has limited group discussion. It is reserved for female-identifying people.

If you are ready to explore your sexual self and learn to find power there, join us Fridays from January 26 through February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Each class will be 2 hours long; please plan to be there for its entirety.

Pre-register for all four classes of the series: $175.
Individual class: $50 at the door.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JANUARY 26
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 2
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 9
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 16

**Please note that Workshop purchases are not refundable and not transferable. You must attend the date for which you register and pay.**

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Erica Thomke
Erica has a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She’s had internships counseling undergraduate college students and at a domestic violence shelter. Erica has long been interested in sexuality and holistic healing. Her degrees support her passion for individual sexual empowerment, relationship wellness, and resolution after sexual trauma. She lives in Bucks County.

Samantha Barrett
Samantha Barrett is a 500 hr Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Instructor from Bucks County, PA. She received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training from Dragonfly under the direction of Alexis Ridge-Simek in 2015. She also studied with Rolf Gates (500hr), Seane Corn, Mas Vidal, Karl Straub, & Maria Garre. Her classes invite the student to explore the body & breath on the mat in a way that deepens awareness, creates flexibility, and awakens true nature. She is a certified Reiki II Practitioner under the guidance of Valerie & Ian Haag and has completed 16 hrs of Thai Yoga Bodywork training from the Vedic Conservatory. She graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and her passion for teaching has lead her into the light of Yoga.

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Jan
27
Sat
Dragonfly Yoga Teacher Training @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

teachertrainingdoylestownbuckscountyIn the way that B.K.S Iyengar believed in building the yoga pose around the student, Dragonfly 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.

Register Now

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Feb
2
Fri
Owning Your Yoni: Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OWNING YOUR YONI

Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment

Esther Perel famously said “Sex is not a thing that you do, but a place that you go.”
Where is that place in you? Does it seem cut off or far away?

This is the first of a three-part series on sexual empowerment.

This first series, comprised of four classes, focuses on exploring and reclaiming your body. Using a combination of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and introspective exercises, the group will collectively embark on an inward journey seeking to make peace, find comfort, and find power in the external vessel. As the body is only one aspect of the sexual experience, the workshops increase in emotional and introspective depth to explore other facets of sexuality.

The workshop is trauma sensitive and, while conducted in a group format, has limited group discussion. It is reserved for female-identifying people.

If you are ready to explore your sexual self and learn to find power there, join us Fridays from January 26 through February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Each class will be 2 hours long; please plan to be there for its entirety.

Pre-register for all four classes of the series: $175.
Individual class: $50 at the door.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JANUARY 26
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 2
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 9
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 16

**Please note that Workshop purchases are not refundable and not transferable. You must attend the date for which you register and pay.**

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Erica Thomke
Erica has a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She’s had internships counseling undergraduate college students and at a domestic violence shelter. Erica has long been interested in sexuality and holistic healing. Her degrees support her passion for individual sexual empowerment, relationship wellness, and resolution after sexual trauma. She lives in Bucks County.

Samantha Barrett
Samantha Barrett is a 500 hr Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Instructor from Bucks County, PA. She received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training from Dragonfly under the direction of Alexis Ridge-Simek in 2015. She also studied with Rolf Gates (500hr), Seane Corn, Mas Vidal, Karl Straub, & Maria Garre. Her classes invite the student to explore the body & breath on the mat in a way that deepens awareness, creates flexibility, and awakens true nature. She is a certified Reiki II Practitioner under the guidance of Valerie & Ian Haag and has completed 16 hrs of Thai Yoga Bodywork training from the Vedic Conservatory. She graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and her passion for teaching has lead her into the light of Yoga.

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Feb
9
Fri
Owning Your Yoni: Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OWNING YOUR YONI

Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment

Esther Perel famously said “Sex is not a thing that you do, but a place that you go.”
Where is that place in you? Does it seem cut off or far away?

This is the first of a three-part series on sexual empowerment.

This first series, comprised of four classes, focuses on exploring and reclaiming your body. Using a combination of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and introspective exercises, the group will collectively embark on an inward journey seeking to make peace, find comfort, and find power in the external vessel. As the body is only one aspect of the sexual experience, the workshops increase in emotional and introspective depth to explore other facets of sexuality.

The workshop is trauma sensitive and, while conducted in a group format, has limited group discussion. It is reserved for female-identifying people.

If you are ready to explore your sexual self and learn to find power there, join us Fridays from January 26 through February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Each class will be 2 hours long; please plan to be there for its entirety.

Pre-register for all four classes of the series: $175.
Individual class: $50 at the door.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JANUARY 26
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 2
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 9
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 16

**Please note that Workshop purchases are not refundable and not transferable. You must attend the date for which you register and pay.**

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Erica Thomke
Erica has a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She’s had internships counseling undergraduate college students and at a domestic violence shelter. Erica has long been interested in sexuality and holistic healing. Her degrees support her passion for individual sexual empowerment, relationship wellness, and resolution after sexual trauma. She lives in Bucks County.

Samantha Barrett
Samantha Barrett is a 500 hr Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Instructor from Bucks County, PA. She received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training from Dragonfly under the direction of Alexis Ridge-Simek in 2015. She also studied with Rolf Gates (500hr), Seane Corn, Mas Vidal, Karl Straub, & Maria Garre. Her classes invite the student to explore the body & breath on the mat in a way that deepens awareness, creates flexibility, and awakens true nature. She is a certified Reiki II Practitioner under the guidance of Valerie & Ian Haag and has completed 16 hrs of Thai Yoga Bodywork training from the Vedic Conservatory. She graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and her passion for teaching has lead her into the light of Yoga.

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Feb
16
Fri
Owning Your Yoni: Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OWNING YOUR YONI

Journeying Into Sexual Empowerment

Esther Perel famously said “Sex is not a thing that you do, but a place that you go.”
Where is that place in you? Does it seem cut off or far away?

This is the first of a three-part series on sexual empowerment.

This first series, comprised of four classes, focuses on exploring and reclaiming your body. Using a combination of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and introspective exercises, the group will collectively embark on an inward journey seeking to make peace, find comfort, and find power in the external vessel. As the body is only one aspect of the sexual experience, the workshops increase in emotional and introspective depth to explore other facets of sexuality.

The workshop is trauma sensitive and, while conducted in a group format, has limited group discussion. It is reserved for female-identifying people.

If you are ready to explore your sexual self and learn to find power there, join us Fridays from January 26 through February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Each class will be 2 hours long; please plan to be there for its entirety.

Pre-register for all four classes of the series: $175.
Individual class: $50 at the door.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL FOUR CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JANUARY 26
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 2
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 9
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEBRUARY 16

**Please note that Workshop purchases are not refundable and not transferable. You must attend the date for which you register and pay.**

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Erica Thomke
Erica has a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She’s had internships counseling undergraduate college students and at a domestic violence shelter. Erica has long been interested in sexuality and holistic healing. Her degrees support her passion for individual sexual empowerment, relationship wellness, and resolution after sexual trauma. She lives in Bucks County.

Samantha Barrett
Samantha Barrett is a 500 hr Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Instructor from Bucks County, PA. She received her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training from Dragonfly under the direction of Alexis Ridge-Simek in 2015. She also studied with Rolf Gates (500hr), Seane Corn, Mas Vidal, Karl Straub, & Maria Garre. Her classes invite the student to explore the body & breath on the mat in a way that deepens awareness, creates flexibility, and awakens true nature. She is a certified Reiki II Practitioner under the guidance of Valerie & Ian Haag and has completed 16 hrs of Thai Yoga Bodywork training from the Vedic Conservatory. She graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and her passion for teaching has lead her into the light of Yoga.

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Feb
17
Sat
Valentine’s Weekend Partner Yoga Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share your practice, your laughter and touch in our special Valentine’s Weekend Partner Yoga workshop on Saturday, February 17 from 1-3 p.m. During this heart opening practice we will move joyfully through a partner sequence, playful supported asanas & restorative asanas, followed by a delicious long assisted savasana.

valentinepartnerLearn to expand any relationship by connecting through breath and touch and by opening your own heart. Workshop is open to all levels. Bring you partner, a loved one or friend or come alone and enjoy meeting someone new.

$30 per person. Please register each person separately.

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CLICK HERE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT (IF NEEDED)

 

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR KELLY SCOTTI
Kelly Scotti, CHHC, RYT200, is a silly, curvy, and sassy yogini who trained in the Saraswati River Yoga tradition, and has gone on to study with Shiva Rea, Seane Corne, Ana Forrest, Elena Brower, Cameron Shayne (Budokon Yoga), Leslie Kaminoff, and more. She loves acro- and aerial yoga, teaching kids how to breathe and OM (Childlight Yoga Instructor), and teaching students how to laugh and let go in her class. You’ll find her teaching teaching All Levels and Gentle Yoga here, and in her heart she is a Vinyasa Flow Goddess. Kelly also teaches The GROOVE, a dance class unlike any other, with simple steps coupled with your unique self expression, and good for all ages, sizes, and abilities. When she is not at Dragonfly, Kelly coaches women to get to their happy place through nutritional upgrades, mindset shifts, movement, meditation, and her own personal magic (flyingdragonwellness.com).

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Mar
17
Sat
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Yoga can be a powerful healing tool for survivors of trauma. But the very practice of yoga can unintentionally re-traumatize survivors, triggering powerful memories, sensations and emotions.
A trauma-informed approach to teaching can help ensure that all of your students feel safe and experience yoga as an empowering, healing practice.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How trauma affects the body
  • How yoga can help survivors heal from trauma
  • Evidence-based principles of trauma-sensitive teaching
  • Concrete, practical ways to integrate trauma-sensitive teaching principles into your classes

You’ll also be guided through a model trauma-sensitive practice and leave with multiple resources to put your knowledge into practice.

Please bring a mat and notebook.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Liz-picABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Liz Chesla, MA, CYT, is a Dragonfly Yoga Studio teacher training graduate and a certified trauma-sensitive yoga instructor through Kripalu and the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. A survivor who found hope and healing through yoga, she teaches public classes in Harleysville and works privately with trauma survivors.

WORKSHOP TESTIMONIALS

“I wanted to thank you again for the inspiring workshop and the extensive email that invites us to continue the path of learning and expansion. I continue to think about our few hours and feel motivated to pursue additional training in the field as I witness how much of this work I can translate to my clinical practice.” -GH

“Thank you, Liz. Your workshop was eye opening and informative. This is a valuable subject matter for us as teachers and people in general. I enjoyed your workshop very much.” -JM

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Apr
28
Sat
Pranayama Workshop Series @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Apr 28 @ 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 28, 2017 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 30, 2017 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 29, 2017 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!)

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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