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** Phone: 508-251-9620 * Email: gail@earthsongyoga.com
Half Primary Series Ashtanga with Gail
Mondays 
Fall Sessions







Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, flowing practice that builds strength and focus. It is also the style of yoga that brings up the most fear and apprehension.

' I have to practice all the time'
 'You have to be young and strong'
 'There are all kinds of rules with this practice'
 ' It's a cult!!!'

Gail Cannon is celebrating her 30th year of ashtanga practice and invites you to learn ashtanga, the practice, it's history and how it can be a practice for you. Half Primary focuses on the first part of the introductory series. There are forward bends, twists and inversions.  We will break down the practice into easy to understand segments and bring focus to the building blocks of the practice such as the sun salutes, the jump back and jump through.  Drop-in are $17.



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Children's and Family Yoga
Family Friendly Yoga
Wednesdays
4:00-5:00 PM

Teen and Pre-teen Yoga
Tuesdays
4:00-5:00 PM

With Julie Z

Classes are by donation
Sept 9-Oct 27
7 weeks for $98
$17 drop-in
 no class on Oct 13
Nov 3- Dec 28
8 weeks for $112
$17 drop in
Fall Events 2014
Learn Ashtanga with Gail
Saturday  Fall 2014

Two FREE classes to try-
Oct 18 and 25 at 7:30 AM

Nov 1-Dec 13​
7:30- 8:45 AM
6 weeks for $84 or $17 drop in

Learn the basic of Ashtanga Yoga. This dynamic practice has twists, side bending, back bending and inversions. We will break down all aspects of the series, and show modifications for all postures.
Great for all levels. Beginners encouraged!


Learn Ashtanga with Gail
Saturday afternoons Fall 2014

Explore Second series Ashtanga

Nov 1- Dec 13​
3:00-4:15 PM

6 weeks for $84 or $17 drop in

Second series is all about the backbend, arm balances and inversions. Many postures learned in the Primary series show up in certain aspects of Second series. Class Pre Requisite- Completion of Learn Primary series, a full primary series practice or a strong regular Vinyasa II practice.




Hip Opening 101
with Tory
Friday October 3
6-8 PM
$30 by 9/26
$40 after 9/26


What is going on in the hips directly affects what is going on in the rest of the body! This makes it especially important to find the right balance between strength and flexibility in the muscles that attach to the pelvis. When that is achieved there is a feeling of openness and stability that translates not only into your yoga practice but into your everyday life!
Drawing on aspects of positional therapy and yoga sequencing, this flowing practice is designed to strengthen the muscles that are weak and lengthen the muscles that are too short bringing balance and mobility to all aspects of the pelvis. You’ll leave class with a brand new set of hips!

Requires a minimum of 5 pre-registered/pre-paid students to run as scheduled. Cut off for registration is 24 hours prior to workshop




The Fundamentals of Yoga
with Lynn Alimo
Friday Sept 19
6:00 - 7:30 PM
$25 pre paid/pre registered

A workshop for both the new and experienced practitioner 

Join yoga instructor Lynn Alimo for a dynamic workshop on the fundamental aspects of yoga. This workshop will fuse together the physical practice of yoga with its true purpose and answers questions like, why yoga? why now?

You will gain a greater understanding of:
Yoga history and philosophy
Pranayama (breathing techniques)
Asana (postures)
Meditation


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Meditation Workshop with Lynn Alimo
Friday October 17
6-7 PM
Free to all

Sunday October 19
Pain relief 101 with Tory
2-5 PM
$45


Mindfulness meditation Circle
Sunday Afternoons
3:30-5:00 PM
Oct 5 and 26, Nov 16 and 30
By Donation

New to meditation? Experienced practitioner? All welcome to this by-donation gathering at Earthsong Yoga. Drop in for any or all 4 community Sundays. Each session will include a variety of mindfulness-based techniques (seated, walking, guided meditation). Cushions and chairs provided.  
​with Mary Green
Friday October 24
Mindfulness Meditation 101
with Mary
6:30-8 PM
By Donation

Friday November 7
Heart Opening 101 
with Tory
6-8 PM
$30

Sunday November 9
9:30- 11 AM
Pramayam Workshop
with Lynn and Mary
$25


Friday Nov 21

  Restorative Chakra Balancing

6:30 – 8:00 pm

$25 by Nov 14
 $35 Nov 15-21
 

Take a guided tour of your chakras - energy centers located along the spine - through gentle movement, breath work to soothe and stabilize the nervous system, and postures (both dynamic and supported) to balance mind body and spirit. Class ends with extended guided relaxation, inviting deep peace and preparing for a restful night’s sleep! This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience and ability







Learn the simple practice of awakening the mind to the present moment through meditation. Over 10,000 studies have been done in the United States alone on meditation and its many benefits. Here are just a few: lower blood pressure, stress reduction, increased longevity, reduced cholesterol levels, reduction in the intensity of pain, peace of mind, greater enjoyment of the present moment, more loving and harmonious relationships, enhanced creativity, less emotional reactivity and the list continues. This class will introduced you to three mediation techniques: Slow Motion Prana Meditation, Walking Mediation and Metta/Loving Kindness Meditation as well as several seated postures to support an effective meditation practice. 

Pranayama is defined as guiding or expanding of the life force within. Learn how practicing pranayama can increase energy and vitality, reduce stress and purify and balance the systems of the body. Experience how the simply movement and control of your own breath can sooth the inner Self. You will learn and practice Dirgha (three part breath), Ujjayi (ocean sounding breath), Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breath, Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breath with retention), Kapalabhati (skull shining breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), and Sitali/Sitkari (cooling breath).

Restorative Yoga with Tory
Thursday Sept 25
7-8:30 PM

By Donation
All funds go to Marlborough Public Library
Taking time to relax deeply is essential to maintaining health and well-being. By sinking into a restorative practice you unravel the damaging effects of chronic stress such as headaches, fatigue, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Just to name a few!
 Class will begin with gentle flowing movements to warm and prepare the body as well as the mind for deep relaxation. We will then transition to a series of long held, passive postures (supported with lots of props) to release deeply held tension. In doing so we access the body’s natural state of rest and healing – the Relaxation Response – where blood pressure decreases and digestion and immunity improves. Most importantly we will quiet the mind, releasing its constant chatter, so that we can connect more fully, mind and body, here and now.
  You’ll leave class relaxed and renewed with your batteries completely recharged. You’re going to love how you feel!

Class is by donation with all funds collected going to support the Marlborough Public Library.

What is mindfulness anyway?  
This 90 minute session introduces and allows time to experience simple techniques that can reduce stress, increase clarity and balance, and enhance overall well-being.
 A brief overview of recent medical research and evidence of the benefits of mindfulness practices will be included, as well as tips on how to bring mindful awareness into every-day life.
  Open to adults of all ages and all levels of experience and fitness.
  Chairs and cushions provided.

Friday Dec 19

  Restorative/Yoga Nidra  

6:30 – 8:30 pm  

 $25 early bird by Dec 12
$35 after Dec 12

Back by popular demand! This candlelight workshop weaves in gentle movement and stretching with a series of supported postures that are passively held, unwinding deeply-held tension and restoring balance. The evening ends with a 20-30 minute Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) guided meditation, systematically relaxing the mind and senses as well as the body. This technique induces meditative awareness and opens the possibility for change and healing. 





Do any of these aches and pains sound familiar? Lower back, upper back, shoulders, neck, knees, elbows, wrists. The good news is you don’t have to put up with these aches and pains! In this workshop we’ll explore the intersection of Positional Therapy & Yoga as a gentle, effective method for relieving common sources of pain in the body. 

Through a combination of lecture, demonstration of one-on-one Positional Therapy techniques, and a Yoga mat based practice you’ll learn::

· Why how we spend our days contributes to pain patterns
· How to address the root cause of most pain
· Quick 1 or 2 minute stretches to incorporate throughout your workday
· A simple 30-40 minute yoga sequence to keep you pain free

Students will leave class with a greater understanding of their own bodies and a set of tools {complete with handouts!} that are easily incorporated into their everyday lives for pain free living. 

To learn more about Positional Therapy, check out this interview!