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Beginning Yogis: this is a great introduction if you're at all apprehensive about taking your first yoga class as you will be in the company of other first-timers, just like you! No pressure as you have fun learning and exploring basic yoga postures, breathing technique and building your confidence - You Can Do This! Or perhaps you've already taken some yoga classes and would like to spend more quality time learning the basics and how to move safely and smoothly from pose to pose as the foundation of any practice. Stephanie will walk you through the essentials to begin or strengthen your yoga experience so you feel comfortable and confident in your body and in your practice. You will receive one-on-one attention and leave this Workshop feeling strong and energized for your next class! Classes meet Mondays for 4 weeks 6:30-7:30pm beginning January 14th Cost is $99 for all four weeks! http://www.updogyoga.com/workshops or call 248-608-6668 to register or for more information. #updogyogami #yoga

Learn the science behind sound healing and its' benefits. Participate in meditation focused on healing the deep layers of stress by taking the brain into the meditative frequencies of gamma, alpha, beta, theta and delta where even your cells heal, transform, and rebuild! This workshop is a yogic experience of pranayama (breathwork) while simultaneously moving energy through each chakra- energy center, by use of quartz crystal healing bowls tuned specifically to the " heartbeat of the Earth" at 8 Hz. This workshop is intended to release participants from repetitive cycles, illness, alleviate pain, restore balance and highlight a healthy life practice by using vibration to remove blockages and by adjusting the inner frequency and safely guiding participants into the deep layers of the brain and psyche. Be prepared for an amazing sound bath! Beginners and seasoned practitioners are welcome to participate . Join Yvonne in this amazing experience! Current yoga instructors earn Yoga Alliance continuing education credits by attending this Workshop! Yvonne is an experienced Vibroacoustic Sound Healer, Certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Instructor (C-IAYT, E-RYT500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). To register and for more information https://www.updogyoga.com/workshops/workshops-rochester or call 248-608-6668. #updogyogami #goloveyourself❤️ #soundhealingmeditation #soundhealingtherapy #soundfrequencyhealing #raisethevibration #retune

Celebrate the June Full Moon at UpDog Yoga-Rochester Tuesday, June 26th with a powerful, creative Native American drumming and meditation session led by Chuck McNabb, gifted medium and spiritual advisor. The drum circle and braces people of all ages and no prior drumming or meditation experience is necessary. Native American drums and rattles of various shapes and sizes will be provided, and feel free to bring your own instruments. Indigenous peoples of the world have for Millenia gathered under the light of the full moon to dance and make music. The beat of the drums brings us in tune with the rhythms of nature to evoke and raise powerful currents of Life Energy. As participants relax, enjoy and explore the music, their natural creativity and curiosity emerges and The rhythms grow and change. Each person is able to express themselves through their individual instrument while simultaneously participating as part of a larger whole for a therapeutic experience- a new voice, a collective voice, emerges as we drum together and just have fun! To register or for more information please call 248-608-6668 or https://www.updogyoga.com/workshops/workshops-rochester #updogyogami #fullmooncelebration #drum

An introduction to thai yoga massage techniques for laymen and Yoga and Fitness instructors: thai yoga massage therapist, Tina Pautz, provides an introduction to basic techniques of The Healing Art of Thai Yoga Massage (TYM). TYM is an ancient healing therapy combining assisted yoga postures and touch technique to promote deep relaxation, improve circulation, boost the immune system, and balanced Body Energy to facilitate mindbody integration and enhance one's sense of alignment, posture and health. This one-day Workshop is suitable for yoga practitioners, yoga instructors or anyone interested in learning a dynamic form of body work to integrate into your professional or personal practice. Yoga instructors May utilize this workshop for continuing education credits. You will learn a sequence of assisted yoga poses, stress relieving stretches, rhythmic deep tissue massage, acupressure, and the Art of giving and receiving through Metta. TYM is often referred to as lazy man's yoga because the practitioner gently Maneuvers and supports the client's body at all times into a sequence of restorative postures while applying Therapeutic Touch with Metta (loving kindness). These techniques help relieve the body of years of tension and stress by opening tight joints, lengthening muscles and providing a deep sense of well-being. Mats and cushions and props are provided for use during the workshop + take-home handouts of what you learned. For more information and to register www.updogyoga.com/workshops/workshops-rochester or call 248-608-6668. #updogyogami #thaiyogamassage

Certified MELT instructor, Stephanie Howard, presents A MELT hand and foot full treatment accompanied by gentle yoga, including attention to Summer Sports, hot spots, such as forarms, tennis elbow, planter fasciitis and sports grip. Improve your body's ability to restore balance and repair with remarkable, lasting changes. MELT offers natural pain relief, to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask symptoms. No prior MELT or yoga experience needed. Bring your yoga mat (or use one of ours) and your water bottle. Will provide use of MELT balls of varying size and intensity for beginners to experienced, which are also available for purchase after class. MELT stands for myofascial energetic length technique. This method is a simple self treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful and active. Research has revealed the missing link to pain free living which is a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mindbody communication. MELT directly addresses these body systems in a way no other self-treatment can. You'll see and feel results in the first session. Learn how the connective tissue in your hands and feet gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in your body. Learn simple self treatments you can do at home to erase pain and tension in your hands and feet brought on by everyday stress, overused, and age. This simple self treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, planter fasciitis and carpal tunnel. For more information and to register please call 248-608-6668 or https://www.updogyoga.com/workshops/workshops-rochester #updogyogami #MELT #painfree

UpDog Yoga is pleased to present an Intro to Kundalini Yoga and Gongs Immersion workshop with Valerie Weir and Dale Prentiss, featuring seven planetary gongs! This event begins with a Kundalini Yoga set and guided meditation to help transition you into a meditative Slumber. Don't miss this time of total relaxation. Take your mind to another place. "Beyond the posture lies a personal Retreat into the gentle Waters of Kundalini Yoga." This Workshop is ideal for both beginners with no prior yoga experience, as well as, those with a regular practice. Valerie we are has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1973 and trained directly with Uogi Bhajan. She has also served as a yoga teacher trainer for the Kundalini Yoga Institute. She has extensive experience in sound healing, having trained with gong Master Don Conreaux, and is a practicing evolutionary astrologer, apprenticing with astrologer Stephen Forrest. Her classes and workshops synergize the planetary sound of the gong, astrology, and classical Kundalini Yoga. Classes are for all people so Come As You Are. Pre-register online at http://www.updogyoga.com/workshops/workshops-rochester or call 248-608-6668. #kundalini #updogyogami #yogayesplease #gongs

Puppy love basic yoga at UpDog Yoga! All proceeds donated to Leader Dogs For the Blind. Future Leader Dog puppies will be at UpDog Studio to greet you with wagging tails for a special basic yoga class! Leader Dog Handlers accompanied by their dogs will be joining us in the practice room during class. The puppies will also come into class for savasana and everyone will have an opportunity to pet and interact with the dogs after class. Animals, and especially Man's Best Friend, evoke a sense of calmness and reduce stress and anxiety in people. The gentle nature of dogs can lift our mood, make us smile and laugh, while also offering unconditional kindness and friendship. What a beautiful experience to feel they're calming presence as you practice your asanas. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for the great work Leader Dogs For the Blind provides in our local Rochester Community and Nationwide, while also showing the love for these adorable puppies in training who will eventually help others in need as dedicated service dogs. Please call 248-608-6668 to register or www.updogyoga.com/workshops/workshops-rochester #updogyogami #leaderdogsfortheblind #yogaforlife

This one hour course is for graduates of bark to the basics level classes or higher. Practice down stays as you practice the down dog. Instructors will be present for your assistance. Bring your dog and your yoga mat if you like although yoga mats can be provided. Proof of vaccinations required: DHPP, Bordetella, rabies ( age appropriate), negative fecal, negative heartworm test ( age appropriate), K9 influenza. No vaccines=No admittance. #wagsntails #doga #doyogawithyourdog

Join internationally-known psychic medium, Lisa Bousson at UpDog Yoga, as she enlightens and inspires, bringing through evidence of your ancestors survival. With over 50 years experience, Lisa will bridge the gap between that of the living and those in spirit to reconnect you with your loved ones and ancestors. When it be great to know that your loved ones are still around you, continuing their involvement in your life? The purpose of a public Spirit Gallery is to open people's minds to the possibility of an afterlife and provide proof that spirit communication is indeed possible. Are you ready to feel comforted, at peace and connected? Come with your heart and mind open as you are reunited with those you love! #updogyogami #psychic #connected #spiritual

Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep as it is commonly known, is a state of being between sleep and consciousness that's conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self-exploration. It is both deeply restorative and an immensely powerful meditation technique that is one of the easiest Yoga practices to develop and maintain. One hour of Yoga Nidra promotes deep physical, emotional and mental rest and relaxation, leaving you with a sense of wholeness, that is as restful as several hours of sleep. Yoga Nidra is a practice that's easy to follow and everyone of all ages can do. Simply lie on the floor in savasana (resting pose) and follow you Vons voice as she guides you. The art of self-care is approached from a therapeutic standpoint, creating a restorative environment for the Mind, releasing anxiety and actually nourishing and rejuvenating the individual. The stages of body scan and breath awareness calm the nervous system, leading to less stress and Better Health. Yvonne holds a Bachelor's Degree in Literature/Psychology. Yvonne is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She has been teaching yoga since 2006 and is E-RYT 500 and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Yoga instructors can earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits by attending this workshop. For more information and to register www.updogyoga.com/workshops/workshops-rochester or call 248-608-6668. #updogyogami #restore #yogatherapy #goloveyourself❤️ #yogasleep #yoganidra

Bliss out with Reiki in Yin poses accompanied by massage. Restorative yin yoga poses, thai yoga massage and Reiki energy healing combine for UpDog's RestoraYin Yoga Experience! Much copied, but never duplicated, there's no Bliss like UpDog's RestoraYin body bliss! This revitalizing form of Bodywork is a wonderful way to relax, restore and renew to promote energy balancing. Restorative poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely which benefits all organ systems within the body. Results typically include a deep release of blocked energy in body and mind. These soothing and well-supported poses offer us the opportunity to linger quietly for a few moments and Savor the simple sweetness of Life, leaving us feeling nourished and well-rested. To register or for more information please call 248-608-6668 or www.updogyoga.com #updogyogami #relaxandenjoy #restorativeyoga