Two Very Special
Mother’s Day Workshops
A Gathering of Mothers,
A Mother’s Day Celebration at Yoga Center, Amherst
May 12, 2-4:30 p.m.
Give yourself the best Mother’s Day gift: rest, connection, movement, reconnection to your identity.
Celebrate your mother-work in a gathering of mothers this Mother’s Day. Celebrate all that you do, all that you have, all that give, and all that you are while opening up to rest more, receive more and replenish. A gathering of mothers is a powerful community and yoga is a magical way to move out of our own way and feel the grace and care of The Divine Mother. Take a total rest from the labor of mothering and be replenished by an enlivening, deeply restful, connecting, heart-untangling mini-retreat. We’ll use yoga to meet our exhaustion, our ongoing hunger for a rich identity as women and mothers, and our desire to nurture and be nurtured. Yoga postures help move our energy; breath work brings us into our emotions, chanting brings us together with one another and deep relaxation returns us to the experience of being supported and sustained for our family lives.
This class is for all kinds of mothers at all different stages in their mothering. No yoga experience is necessary. Please register directly with YCA
A Gathering of Mothers,
A Mother’s Day Workshop
for mothers who grieve
Saturday, May 11, 2-4:30 p.m, East Street Yoga Center
Honor your mother’s heart this Mother’s Day with a special workshop devoted to resting in a community of mothers who have lost children, babies, pregnancies–at any time and in any way. Mark this Mother’s Day in a new way, with breathing, moving, and resting–for healing, for open-hearted mourning and for strength. Feel the power of the collective and receive the gift of yoga for your broken-heart.
This is a sanctuary space for mothers who have experienced loss of any kind: still-birth, miscarriage, TFMR, the death of a child, loss through adoption, and for mothers at every stage of their journey. Come as you are for a time of presence, unity, release and comfort.
A portion of every tuition will go to Empty Arms Bereavement, http://www.emptyarmsbereavement.org.
A Gathering of Mother, A Mother’s Day Retreat For Mothers Who Grieve
May 11, 2-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. You must register before May 11. A portion of each tuition will be donated to Empty Arms Bereavement.
8-week Vinyasa Class
Come delight in the power, freedom and healing power of moving in a flowing practice. This is a level I/II class which means this can be your very first class ever or you could have years of experience and you will still benefit. The vinyasa practice uses internal heat (the room is average temperature), movement and meditation on breath followed by relaxation to HEAL the body, still the mind and open the heart. And it really works!
I have been teaching the vinyasa style for about twenty years–since long before it was popular. Over the years I have continued my own practice, studied with leading teachers, and learned by practice, intuition and experimentation. When you come for the series you can feel confident you are working with someone who has used and benefited from this practice for decades.
This series will be playful, strong, relaxing and grounded in the latest research about yoga postures. I’m always glad when research confirms what I knew all along! Happily, the latest research does not say there is ONE way or ONE method that makes a pose right. We have to work with the body we have and each body is different. As yoga expert and author Bernie Clark writes, “You are unique–so is your yoga.” I am a teacher and this is a class where finding that unique expression is the intention–and it is one that will make your body healthier and stronger.
8-week Spring vinyasa class series
A playful, energizing and relaxing series. When you pay for the series, each class is $13.50, making it one of the most affordable classes in the Valley. Cash/check payments in person, $108. Online payment is $110.
Udderly Divine Classes
The Original. This class has been the heart of my teaching practice for more than a decade. It’s vigorous, playful, warming, healing, strong, creative in the vinyasa (or flowing) style with lots of heart and humor. Beginners to advanced students can benefit from the practice.
6:15pm – 7:30pm
The You Will Feel Better Class; gentle, therapeutic, patient, healing, multi-level class. A delightful way to start the day. Beginners are welcome.
Drop-In Tuition for either class
If you want to register early for this class or prefer to pay with another method than check or cash, pay here and then come and have some yoga! Drop in with cash/check is $15.
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