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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Sep
21
Thu
Y12SR: The Yoga Of 12-Step Recovery Workshops @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Sep 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 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.

ONGOING WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Every Thursday from 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Starting October 3, Every Tuesday from 8:15 – 10:15 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.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR SHELBY ROLLA

Shelby began practicing yoga during her recovery from a life-threatening eating disorder. She found that yoga was (and is) instrumental in her healing process. Shelby’s deep transformation inspired her to share the gift of yoga with others. She earned her 200-hour RYT from Dragonfly Yoga Studio, under the mentorship of Alexis Ridge-Simek. Shelby focused her training on emotional regulation through yoga. She then completed a Y12SR certification with Nikki Myers, empowering her to work with individuals affected by the disease of addiction. Shelby is currently studying Yoga Therapy with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply. Off the mat, Shelby is a speaker and a mental health advocate. She works with schools, treatment centers, and universities to spread awareness and hope. Shelby’s intention is to invite others to discover their own healing potential, and to offer them support along their respective journeys.

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Sep
28
Thu
Y12SR: The Yoga Of 12-Step Recovery Workshops @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Sep 28 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 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.

ONGOING WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Every Thursday from 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
Starting October 3, Every Tuesday from 8:15 – 10:15 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.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR SHELBY ROLLA

Shelby began practicing yoga during her recovery from a life-threatening eating disorder. She found that yoga was (and is) instrumental in her healing process. Shelby’s deep transformation inspired her to share the gift of yoga with others. She earned her 200-hour RYT from Dragonfly Yoga Studio, under the mentorship of Alexis Ridge-Simek. Shelby focused her training on emotional regulation through yoga. She then completed a Y12SR certification with Nikki Myers, empowering her to work with individuals affected by the disease of addiction. Shelby is currently studying Yoga Therapy with Brandt Passalacqua of Breathing Deeply. Off the mat, Shelby is a speaker and a mental health advocate. She works with schools, treatment centers, and universities to spread awareness and hope. Shelby’s intention is to invite others to discover their own healing potential, and to offer them support along their respective journeys.

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Sep
30
Sat
Pranayama Workshop Series @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 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 29, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 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 24, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 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 30, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 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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Dragonfly Yoga Teacher Training @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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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Oct
21
Sat
Yoga For Digestive Health Workshop @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Digestive health is considered a key to the prevention of disease in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural health and sister science to yoga. According to this system, sluggish digestion results in the accumulation of toxins in the body. Join instructor Claire Huffman for an afternoon on digestion.

This class will focus on meditation, pranayama and asana to relax, massage and stimulate the body and digestive system. We’ll also discuss Manipura Chakra and how its balance/in-balance can impact our digestion. We will end the class with a talk on supplements and essential oils that can help support digestion. This class is all levels for both men and women.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR CLAIRE HUFFMAN


Originally from Wales, Claire has practiced yoga in some form or another for many years, but it wasn’t until emigrating to the USA that her yoga journey really began. In 2008 she moved to Doylestown and met Alexis Ridge-Simek. Drawn to Alexis, Dragonfly Yoga Studio, and the calm and inviting environment, she began her journey through Hatha Yoga. She soon completed Dragonfly’s 200 HR Hatha Yoga teacher training program under the guidance of Alexis and in 2013 she began exploring Ashtanga Vinyasa and the Primary Series. Claire quickly found how this moving meditation has amazing effects on the mind and body and 2 years later completed her 200 HR Anatomy of Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of Shari Simon. Claire has practiced yoga through two pregnancies, taught her very first class while 8 months pregnant, and has personally seen the benefits yoga can have on all bodies, all minds, and all ages and it is her aspiration to share these benefits with the world.

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Nov
4
Sat
Nectar of the Moon Workshop Series @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

nectarmoonRest. Receive. Replenish.

Nectar of the Moon Series: Moon Cycle Sessions

This Nectar Workshop is all about the feminine lunar cycle and inviting ourselves to journey inward. We will discuss ways to improve our thoughts and habits around the monthly moon cycle and understand how it can help us to connect even deeper with the cycles and seasons of the earth as well as other women. We will learn how to embrace it with gentle asana + yin poses to support menstruation, journaling, recipes, a crystal meditation, essential oil support, and other moon cycle mindfulness tips. This workshop is beneficial for all women no matter where you are on your journey.

NOVEMBER 4, 2017, 7-9 P.M.

About The Instructor

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
6
Sat
Making Vinyasa Yoga Safe Workshop with J. Brown @ Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

For teachers and interested students at all levels.

Learn how to apply the core principles of therapeutic yoga to a conventional vinyasa class. By establishing basic safety protocols, you can prevent injuries and get the maximum benefit from your yoga practice.
In this workshop, you explore

• Methods for safely incorporating therapeutic yoga into group classes
• The role that breath plays in supporting the body
• The effects of different sequencing and pacing in group flow classes
• Techniques for teaching diverse populations and multilevel students
• The teacher/student relationship.

Whether you’re a beginner interested in starting a safe yoga practice, a more experienced practitioner with injuries, or a teacher wanting to ensure safe and favorable outcomes for your students, you can do away with unintended consequences and nurture your yoga practice as a genuine form of preventive care.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

About J. Brown
J. Brown (E-RYT 500) is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, New York. A teacher for more than 15 years, he is known for his pragmatic approach to teaching personal, breath-centered therapeutic yoga practice adapted to individual needs, including chronic or acute conditions. His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Elephant Journal and Yogadork. J’s writing, video, international events and popular podcast, Yoga Talks, are featured at jbrownyoga.com. He is studied in the Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Iyengar, Sivananda, and Desikachar/Krishnamacharya forms of Hatha Yoga practice. His teachers include Alison West (Yoga Union Certified), Richard Freeman, Swami P. Saraswati (Rishikesh-India), Katchie Ananda and Mark Whitwell (Heart of Yoga Certified). Member IAYT.

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