Strengthen The Spine and Neck Ease pain and stiffness with simple changes to your alignment

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October 13th 1:00-5:00 pm
Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.
Anatomy and developmental stages of the spine
Discussion and assessment of spinal movements
Spinal orientation to gravity – sequencing and practice
The breath and the spine.
Tips for keeping the spine safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice
Contact Connie 217-620-3306 Cost is $50

RENTAL INFORMATION

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The Barn Studio ( Yoga at Connies) welcomes classes & events in the arts, movement, healing & transformation and is available to rent for your classes, workshops, group meetings, small performances and events. Starting in October….

With 1200 square feet of teaching space, Refurbished barn, beautiful natural light, an additional prop/cloak room, and entry lobby . The Barn offers a warm, simple and quiet space. The Barn is located on the Pease Family Farm . It is a place filled with life, laughter, connecting with each other, and inquiring within.

Amenities: We have 20 folding chairs, 25 bolsters, 50 woolen blankets, cotton blankets, straps, blocks, wedges, eye pillows, and an Bose docking station. The studio has various lighting options from cozy to bright. A small lobby with sign-in desk,  and 1 Restroom is available.

Rates: Call for pricing.

Special Weekend and Daylong Rates for workshops.

Attendance: We estimate that the room can comfortably hold about 30 people for yoga and about 45 for seated events.

Ample parking is available at the building.

Advertising: We are happy to include your class or event in our newsletter , e-news and on our website, as long as we receive your information prior to printing/posting dates.

Insurance: Yoga/movement instructors & therapists/healers need to carry professional liability insurance which names the studio as additional insured—contact us for specifications. Others generally do not need insurance to rent the space. Note: Insurance is required for some types of events. Please contact us for details.

Cleaning: You are responsible for leaving the studio as you found it. Renters need to plan time to clean up the studio after a workshop, performance or event.

Pets: Please no pets in the studio unless it is an assistance animal.

The owner, Connie Pease, reserves the right to partake in events, workshops, and classes held at the studio free of charge.

Contact Connie for more info -217-620-3306

Silent Vipassana Meditation

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Sept. 14th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Silent Vipassana Meditation
The course is not easy and it’s not fun. This will take a beginner from point A (in my case kicking and screaming) to point B (meditating in a very healing, purifying way) .
Contact Connie 217-620-3306

Fee- $10.00

Grace. Grit and Yoga

Hike Yoga & Meditate (Earth Day)

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Yoga practitioners across the country celebrate Earth Day as a practice that relates to AHIMSA, the yogic principle of non-harming!
Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to explore this mind-set, as we look for ways to give back to our life-sustaining planet. Learn how to green your yoga practice plus our favorite yoga poses.
This is an intimate group hike and yoga capped at 15 people, so reserve your spot now. Message me if you plan on attending.
Event includes a guided hike with trail facts, awareness of conservation efforts, yoga, meditation, and trail snack.
A liability waiver will be provided at the start of the hike. A signed waiver is required for participation. Youth under 18 years of age must have a guardian’s signature to participate. Youth must have a guardian or adult present to participate.
Meet at the Conservation Building at noonish. 
Bring a mat and water.
(All Yoga Levels)
This is a FREE class

Fearless Warriors at Any Age

 

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We want you to know that whether you are turning thirty (or forty, or eighty!) or even if you just want to practice in a stronger, more resilient way, you are not alone.  In this two part workshop, you will find your feet, develop strong legs, increase abdominal strength , and develop a strong home practice.

Pre-registration required. Contact conniepease@hotmail.com or 217-620-3306 for more details.  RYTs receive 4 hours continuing education credits for each weekend, applicable towards Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements.

 

Weekend # 2 

April 8th Sunday 1-5

Themes:

  1. Community and Connection-KNEES AND HIPS
  2. Be the Change- SHOULDERS
  3. Find Strength through your FEET
  4. Steady is the New Strong- LEGS
  5. Have faith, Abdominal Strength
  6.  Let Practice

Cost $25.00

 

Snowflake Dogma of Yoga

 

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Everyone knows that no two snowflakes are exactly alike even though they look similar , and this is true for bodies after all we are not cookie cutters.  While we all have the same bones, muscles and joints; the shape of those bones, the flexibility and strength of the muscles are different for each of us.  That means each of us is are unique, with different movement possibilities.   It is important to understand what keeps you from doing a particular movement or posture, in order to practice safely and therapeutically. This series will introduce you to Biomechanics of yoga.

Beyond Yoga Alignment:
Biomechanics, Posture, and Performance

Pre-registration is required.  Contact conniepease@hotmail.com for details or 217-620-3306    RYTs receive 7 hours continuing education credits for each weekend, applicable towards Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements.

Weekend #1:   Hips,Knees and Ankles

Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.

  • Anatomy of the hip, knee and ankle joints
  • Discussion and assessment of the movements available in these joints
  • Sequencing suggestions for group classes and home practice
  • Tips for keeping these joints safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
  • Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice

March 9-10, 2018 at the BarnStudio

Friday 5:30 to 8:30, Saturday 1:00 to 5:00

Cost is $50

Weekend #2:  The Shoulders, Elbows and Wrist

Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.

  • Anatomy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints
  • Discussion and assessment of the movements available in these joints
  • Sequencing suggestions for group classes and home practice
  • Tips for keeping these joints safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
  • Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice

April 13-14, 2018 at the Barn Studio

Friday 5:30 to 8:30, Saturday 1:00 to 5:00

Cost is $50

Weekend #3:   The Spine

Classes will include asana practice as well as discussion of the following topics.

  • Anatomy and developmental stages of the spine
  • Discussion and assessment of spinal movements
  • Spinal orientation to gravity – sequencing and practice
  • The breath and the spine
  • Tips for keeping the spine safe in yoga, including modifications and use of props
  • Yoga philosophy and how it informs what and how we practice

May 11-12 2018 at Barn Studio

Friday 5:30 to 8:30, Saturday 1:00 to 5:00

Cost is $50