Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga by The Bay

Yoga By The Bay in collaboration with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is continuing this winter!

We've moved indoors for the cooler weather and begin earlier as the days shorten; class will begin at 5:30pm followed by a half hour of meditation. 

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Drop in rates for the public are $12 per class and can be purchased in advance, here. 

Weather may get dicey but the series is currently planned as follows:

Dec. 12th, & 19th

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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Kripalu Yoga before Tara Brach's Talks

In collaboration with The Insight Meditation Society of Washington; I'll be teaching Kripalu yoga before Tara Brach's guided meditation and Dharma talk this evening.

Please stay tuned for the new year schedule!

I instruct yoga meant for everyone, including beginners and those recovering from injury. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm, and is offered by Dana donation ($5 to $10 is suggested) - join us!

Tara's meditation and talk begin each evening at 7:30 and are also by donation; you can find more information, here: http://imcw.org/programs/classes/tara-brach-wednesday

Please message me with any questions you may have.

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Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga by The Bay

Yoga By The Bay in collaboration with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is continuing this winter!

We've moved indoors for the cooler weather and begin earlier as the days shorten; class will begin at 5:30pm followed by a half hour of meditation. 

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Drop in rates for the public are $12 per class and can be purchased in advance, here. 

Yoga by The Bay will continue in 2018! Schedule to follow, please stay tuned...

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Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga by The Bay

Yoga By The Bay in collaboration with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is continuing in 2018! The series begins again on January 9th. We'll practice indoors beginning at 5:30pm each Tuesday evening, and end with a half hour of meditation.

The winter series is currently planned as follows:

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March 13th, **20th**, 27th
April 3rd, 17th

Weather may become a factor, so please stay in touch. ** March 20th** is the first day of Spring, so on that evening let's shift our class start time to 6pm to celebrate the longer days and we'll move out onto the deck as soon as the weather cooperates.

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Drop in rates for the public are $12 per class, and CBF staff are offered a class pass; both can be found here. Feel free to message me with any questions you may have!

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Jan
10
12:15 PM12:15

Kripalu Yoga at The JCC

You are invited to Begin! Again! Members, and the public alike, are invited to join me for a six week series of Kripalu yoga geared towards beginners and the recently injured (please be cleared for practice by your doctor). We'll practice each posture/asana and find the variation appropriate for everyone before moving to the next posture. After completing this series participants will have the confidence to join any class with a greater understanding and ability to maintain an appropriate practice for themselves. Class size is limited, so please register asap. 

Save the Date! Wednesdays, 12:15 1:00pm | Jan. 10 – Feb. 14
Payment link to follow asap! Members: $120 Guests: $175

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Jan
11
12:15 PM12:15

Integrative Health Coaching at The JCC

Are you in need of support with stress reduction, weight management, food cravings, a major life transition or chronic illness? Imagine the healthiest possible version of yourself with an Integrative Health Coach. In this small group class you will be seen as a whole person and asked powerful questions to motivate you to make the changes you choose. 

As your integrative health coach, I'll support you in envisioning how your health could look in the future. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, doctors and numbers are of course important, but *you* are the expert on your own life! Together, we'll explore all of the aspects of your life that impact your health and well being, and by the end of the first session you'll identify the small steps you can take towards a meaningful goal of your choice, so that your future best self can emerge.

Discovering Your Best Self with Amy Kozak
Thursdays, 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Jan. 11 – Feb. 15 | 42911
Feb. 22 – Mar. 29 | 42914
Members: $180 / Guests: $210  

Sign up for the full sereis; Jan. 11- Mar. 29
Members: $330 / Guests $400 | 42916

Online payment link to follow asap!

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Feb
21
12:15 PM12:15

The Philosophy of Yoga at The JCC

Now that you have established a yoga practice, would you like to dive deeper into the philosophy of yoga? In this series we'll explore the concepts of the yamas (nonviolence, truthfulness, non-stealing, energy conservation, nongrasping) and the niyamas (purity, contentment, discipline, self-study, surrender); which are supported through meditation using specific mudras. This class is available to those who have taken the Beginner Yoga series and to devoted yoga practitioners.

Wednesdays, 12:15 1:00pm | Feb. 21 – Mar. 28
Members: $120 / Guests: $175 | 43073

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Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga by The Bay

Yoga By The Bay in collaboration with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is continuing this fall!

We'll move indoors as the weather cools and begin earlier as the days shorten; class will begin at 5:30pm followed by a half hour of meditation. 

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Drop in rates for the public are $12 per class and can be purchased in advance, here. 

The fall series is currently planned as follows:
Dec. 5th, 12th, & 19th

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Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Profound Rest Series

 

Take time to nourish and care for yourself, before we head into the season of gratitude and giving - on November 3rd, 10th, & 17th - I’ll tuck you in!

This special series of evening classes will provide participants with a safe space to explore Yoga Nidra, a technique for deep healing and rejuvenation. We will begin each evening with gentle warm-ups, somatic movements and self-massage techniques in preparation
for entering a state of profound rest where true healing and transformation also take place. 

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditative practice that requires
nothing of you, simply lie down and listen. While you give yourself
permission to rest and restore, you will find yourself tapping into your innate ability to heal. You will leave with several ideas for self-care and your own home practice as well. No prior yoga or meditation experience is needed.

Register here or call 410-323-5500 x3045.

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Oct
18
12:15 PM12:15

Kripalu Yoga at The JCC

You are invited to join me! Members, and the public alike, are invited to join me for a six week series of Kripalu yoga geared towards beginners and the recently injured (please be cleared for practice by your doctor). We'll practice each posture/asana and find the variation appropriate for everyone before moving to the next posture. After completing this series participants will have the confidence to join any class with a greater understanding and ability to maintain an appropriate practice for themselves. Class size is limited, so please register here asap.

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Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Resiliency Workshop

This workshop will build on the concepts of self-care offered in a previous workshop but no prior knowledge is necessary.

Does life seem to rushed or even overwhelming? Have you experienced a major setback on
your self-care journey? Would you like to take a moment for yourself to reset? This event is meant for you!

We’ll discuss some behind the scenes science; practice therapeutic yoga meant for every body; gain some tips, and tools to implement at home; and again be reminded that self-care is never selfish.

Register here, or call 410-323-5500 x3045

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Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Discovering Your Best Self through Integrative Health Coaching

  • Joy Wellness at Shepherd's Clinic (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In collaboration with the Joy Wellness Center at Shepherd's Clinic, this event is open to both current clients and also anyone currently living in the zip codes served!

As your integrative health coach, I'll support you in envisioning how your health could look in the future. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, doctors and numbers are of course important, but *you* are the expert on your own life! Together, we'll explore all of the aspects of your life that impact your health and well being, and by the end of the first session you'll identify the small steps you can take towards a meaningful goal of your choice, so that your future best self can emerge.

We'll meet from 1 to 3pm on the following Thursdays: October 12th, 26th, & November 9th. For more information please call 410-467-7140.

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Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

An Introduction To Integrative Health Coaching

What is integrative health coaching? Is health coaching right for me or someone I love? How will my participation support both my family and larger community? Join me for the answers to these questions and many more! 

By the time we meet for this event, I will have completed my course work through Duke Integrative Medicine and passed the written test needed for certification as well. I'll be ready for clients and I'll be offering deep discounts to my current students, friends, and family to start.

Contact me to learn more, to rsvp, or to join us online from the comfort of your own home!

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Kripalu Yoga before Tara Brach's Talks

In collaboration with The Insight Meditation Society of Washington; I'll be teaching Kripalu yoga before Tara Brach's guided meditation and Dharma talks on the following evenings:

September 20th, October 11th, November 8th, 22nd, 
& December 13th

I instruct yoga meant for everyone, including beginners and those recovering from injury. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm, and is offered by Dana donation ($5 to $10 is suggested) - join us!

Tara's meditation and talk begin each evening at 7:30 and are also by donation; you can find more information, here: http://imcw.org/programs/classes/tara-brach-wednesday

Please message me with any questions you may have.

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Self-Care Workshop

Do you often find yourself exhausted but also attempting to do or accomplish just one more thing for others? This event is meant for you!

We’ll discuss the ways you might add yourself to your to do list; practice yoga meant for everybody and every body; and leave with a personal self care mission statement to implement at home and keep as a reminder that self- care is never selfish. 

Register here or call 410-323-5500 x3045

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Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga by The Bay

Yoga By The Bay in collaboration with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is continuing this fall!

We'll move indoors as the weather cools and begin earlier as the days shorten; class will begin at 5:30pm followed by a half hour of meditation. 

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Drop in rates for the public are $12 per class and can be purchased in advance, here. 

The fall series is currently planned as follows:

Sept. 5th, 19th, 26th
Oct. 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st
Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th
Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th

Weather may become a factor, so please stay in touch. Please message me with any questions you may have!

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Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Baltimore Museum of Art's Open Hours: Self-Care At Home

It is my pleasure to announce this collaboration with the Baltimore Museum of Art! Come breathe and move with me; come home to yourself.

During this two-hour workshop, we will discuss the meaning of home when it comes to the body, practice chair yoga meant for every body, and explore breathing techniques and guided meditation. Participants will leave with a personal self-care mission statement to implement at home and keep as a reminder that self-care is never selfish. 

This event is also listed on the BMA's website. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows the body to easily twist and relax. 

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Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Kripalu Yoga before Tara Brach's Talk

Kripalu yoga is a wonderful way to prepare the body for meditation; I'll be teaching Kripalu yoga before Tara Brach's talk.

This class is meant for all levels (including beginners), begins promptly at 6:30pm, and is by donation - join us!

Tara's talks begin at 7:30 and are also by donation; you can find more information, here: http://imcw.org/programs/classes/tara-brach-wednesday

Please message me with any questions you may have.

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Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Kripalu Yoga before Tara Brach's Talk

 

Kripalu yoga is a wonderful way to prepare the body for meditation; I'll be teaching Kripalu yoga before Tara Brach's talk.

This class is meant for all levels (including beginners), begins promptly at 6:30pm, and is by donation - join us!

Tara's talks begin at 7:30 and are also by donation; you can find more information, here: http://imcw.org/programs/classes/tara-brach-wednesday

Please message me with any questions you may have.

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Kripalu Yoga before Tara Brach's Talk

Kripalu yoga is a wonderful way to prepare the body for meditation; I'll be teaching Kripalu yoga before Tara Brach's talk.

This class is meant for all levels (including beginners), begins promptly at 6:30pm, and is by donation - join us!

Tara's talks begin at 7:30 and are also by donation; you can find more information, here: http://imcw.org/programs/classes/tara-brach-wednesday

Please message me with any questions you may have.

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Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

Labyrinth Walking Meditation

Join me each or any sunday in June for a walking/rolling/cane assisted meditation in the labyrinth near the YMCA. I'll provide instruction if you need it, and I'll provide umbrellas if you tell me in advance that you're still coming in the rain. We'll begin at 5pm, and I'll plan to stay until 6, so feel free to join us at any point. Also feel free to stay as long or as short as you'd like. Why not invite a neighbor? Dana donations of $3 are welcome, but not required.

The labyrinth is located on the site of the old Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street – east of Greenmount Avenue and west of Loch Raven Blvd. The labyrinth is a Santa Rosa, blue flagstone labyrinth, placed at the spiritual entryway to Stadium Place, and it’s apparently one of the largest in Baltimore.

Hope to see you soon! Why not let me know that you're coming:
June 4thJune 11thJune 18thJune 25th

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May
24
12:15 PM12:15

Kripalu Yoga Series at The JCC


You are invited to join me! Members, and the public alike, are invited to join me for a six week series (skipping the 31st for Shavuot) of Kripalu yoga geared towards beginners and the recently injured (please be cleared for practice by your doctor). We'll practice each posture/asana and find the variation appropriate for everyone before moving to the next posture. After completing this series participants will have the confidence to join any class with a greater understanding and ability to maintain an appropriate practice for themselves. Class size is limited, so please register asap.

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May
14
3:00 PM15:00

Resiliency Workshop at Shambhala

Would you like to take a moment for yourself to center and reset in celebration of the holiday? Who doesn't need a little mothering?! This workshop will build on the concepts of self-care presented previously, and while new material about being resilient will be covered, no prior knowledge is necessary. Consider bringing a self-care compatriot; so that you can keep each other on track. 

In this two hour workshop:

We'll discuss some behind the scenes science;

We'll practice therapeutic yoga meant for every body;

We'll leave with some tips, tools, and a few things to implement at home; 

And again be reminded that self-care is never selfish. 

Details:

Suggested Donation $20; Pre-registration is requested.

Please wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a water bottle and yoga mat if you have one. 

You are also encouraged to bring an old fashioned pen 'n' journal or the modern-day equivalent to record your thoughts. We look forward to seeing you soon, and hope you'll reach out with any questions you might have.

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May
7
1:30 PM13:30

Kripalu Yoga with The Raptors

Join us on the Raptor Deck at Meadowside Nature Center for yoga! Kripalu yoga is meant for every body, and beginners are always welcome. Come ready to bend and breathe, wearing clothes that allow you to do both easily. Please bring a water bottle and mat if you have one, note that a towel may suffice. Space is limited so please do be sure to register, here

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Self-Care Workshop at Yoga on Main St

Do you consider yourself an activist? Are you a teacher, nurse, caregiver or parent? Do you often find yourself exhausted but also attempting to do or accomplish just one more thing? Just in time for Springtime renewal - this event is meant for you! 

In this two hour workshop:
We'll discuss the ways you might add yourself to your to do list;
We'll practice yoga meant for everybody and every body;
We'll leave with a personal self care mission statement to implement at home and keep as a reminder that self care is never selfish. 

Please wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a water bottle. 
You are also encouraged to bring an old fashioned pen 'n' journal or the modern-day equivalent to record your thoughts. We look forward to seeing you soon, and hope you'll reach out with any questions you might have.

Early bird by April 12th: $55; BOGO $100; Regular Price $60 (space is limited!)
 

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Apr
16
3:00 PM15:00

Profound Rest Series

Has the season of shorter days been rough on you? Are you having sleep difficulties, or experiencing other medical issues? Join us for a Profound Rest series - take time to nourish and care for yourself, just in time for the season of renewal - I'll tuck you in!

This special series of Sunday evening classes (from 3 to 5pm each evening) will provide participants with a safe space to explore Yoga Nidra, a technique for deep healing and rejuvenation, as follows:

* April 16th
* April 23rd
* April 30th

We will begin each evening with gentle warm-ups, somatic movements and self-massage techniques in preparation for entering a state of profound rest where true healing can take place. 

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditative practice that requires nothing of you, simply lie down and listen. While you give yourself permission to rest and restore, you will find yourself tapping into your innate ability to heal. You will leave with several ideas for both self-care and your own home practice. No prior experience with yoga or meditation is needed. 

Registration is required and space is extremely limited! Early birds interested in the entire series and paying before April 2nd will be charged only $85, afterwards the entire series will be offered at $95 with single sessions becoming available for $40 per session; student and other discounts are also being offered but must be discussed in advance. Message me, or call 410.469.6152 to learn more about the other pricing options available to you.

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Apr
5
12:15 PM12:15

Kripalu Yoga Series at The JCC

You are invited to join me! Members, and the public alike, are invited to join me for a six week series of Kripalu yoga geared towards beginners and the recently injured (please be cleared for practice by your doctor). We'll practice each posture/asana and find the variation appropriate for everyone before moving to the next posture. After completing this series participants will have the confidence to join any class with a greater understanding and ability to maintain an appropriate practice for themselves. Class size is limited, so please register asap.

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga by The Bay

Yoga By The Bay in collaboration with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is continuing this spring!

Now that the evenings are lighter longer, we'll move back out on the canvas covered open air deck for an hour of yoga beginning at 6:00pm, followed by a half hour of meditation - the series starts on April 4th! 

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Drop in rates for the general public are $12 and can be purchased here.

April 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th
May 16th, 23rd, & 30th
June 13th & 27th
July 11th, & 25th
August 1st, 8th & 15th

Please message me with any questions you may have!

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Mar
12
3:00 PM15:00

Kripalu Yoga at Shambhala

Do you often find yourself exhausted but also attempting to do or accomplish just one more thing?

Just in time for the Spring Equinox - this event is meant for you! 

In this two hour workshop:

We'll discuss the ways you might add yourself to your to do list;

We'll practice yoga meant for everybody and every body;

We'll leave with a personal self care mission statement to implement at home and keep as a reminder that self care is never selfish. 

Details: 

Sunday, March 12th, from 3 to 5pm

Suggested Donation $20

Register here.


Please wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a water bottle and yoga mat if you have one. 

You are also encouraged to bring an old fashioned pen 'n' journal or the modern-day equivalent to record your thoughts. We look forward to seeing you soon, and hope you'll reach out with any questions you might have.

Bio: 
Amy Genevieve Kozak has practiced yoga and meditation for two decades. Amy is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher and will soon also be an Advanced Teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy. She trained professionally for these honors, at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, where she is also is a Faculty Assistant, with Rudy Pierce, Michelle Dalbec, as well as Joseph & Lillian Le Page, Maria Mendola and Kaelash Neels. She currently works with Johns Hopkins in their Integrative Health program and at their Bayview fitness center. Amy has developed continuing education workshops for care providers, including nurses and social workers. Amy teaches group yoga classes in various settings across the state of Maryland, including the Jewish Community Center, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Amy has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Science, and is also trained in Mental Health First Aid. She is a lifelong advocate for the vulnerable.

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Jan
12
5:30 PM17:30

Healthy at Hopkins

  • Johns Hopkins at Bayview Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In collaboration with the Healthy at Hopkins team at the Bayview campus, I'm proud to teach Kripalu yoga on Thursday evenings during an eight week class series. Eligible staff should feel free to join us on:

January 12th, 19th, 26th;

February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, &

March 2nd.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

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Jan
1
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga Study Group

On the first Sunday evening of every month, I'd like to open my home studio to other yoga teachers and practitioners who would like to discuss the art, science, and philosophy of yoga. At this kick off event we'll gather potluck style, gauge interest, and plan for future meetings. Hope to see you!

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Dec
23
to Dec 26

Assisting Joy!

  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me as I assist my dear friend and mentor, Rudy Peirce's upcoming program at Kripalu - The Joy of Dynamic Gentle Yoga!

Rudy takes a gentle approach, infusing his sessions with humor, humility, and warmth as he invites you into a deeply relaxing practice. I'll be there to assist Rudy and all of the program participants. Practitioners of all levels are invited, especially beginners; yoga practice doesn’t have to be intimidating, discouraging, or painful. With Rudy’s inspiring and encouraging guidance, you learn how to:

* Breathe deeply again
* Integrate meditation with yoga
* Strengthen concentration and focus
* Avoid pushing too hard and too far
* Discover new strength and increased flexibility
* Generate a plan for sustaining a personal practice
* Gain optimism for positive change.

Register soon for your preferred housing options; Kripalu will fill up for this weekend. Yoga Teachers registered with YA can earn 14.5 credits. More information can be found here.

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Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga by The Bay

Yoga By The Bay in collaboration with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is back due to popular demand!

Now that the evenings come sooner and the weather is cooler, we're moving indoors; join us in the Canvasback room (located next to the deck where we practiced all summer) for an hour of yoga beginning at 5:30pm, followed by a half hour of meditation.

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Drop in rates for the general public are $12 (available online here).

The weather could become a bit dicey, so our tentative schedule is as follows:

Dec 13th & 20th; 
Jan 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 31st; 
Feb 7, 14, 28; 
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Please contact me with any questions you may have!

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Kripalu Yoga before Tara Brach's Talks

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be teaching Kripalu yoga before several of Tara Brach's talks:

Wednesday, December 14th

Past: 
Wednesday, October 12th
Wednesday, November 16th

These classes are meant for all levels (including beginners), begin promptly at 6:30pm, and are by donation  - join us!

Tara's talks begin at 7:30 and are also by donation; you can find more information, here.

Please message me with any questions you may have.

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