To register for any event, you can email us or call 215-482-7877 and we will respond as promptly as possible! Please also note our refund policy under Schedule & Fees. Thank you!
Ongoing Monthly/Bi-Monthly Events
Chakra Meditation and Oneness Blessing
Every Other Monday Evening from 6:30-8:30pm - next session - June 3rd
Suggested Donation - $5-$10
The format for the evenings is Sharing Circle, Chakra Dhyana and Oneness Blessing. All are welcome!
Alternately facilitated by Maureen Malone, Sharon Stratton and Jana Pechmann Lunger, Oneness Blessing Givers.
To register, please call Maureen at 215-424-4444 or 215-431-8838.
The Chakra Dhyana is a very powerful Spiritual Practice to awaken Kundalini, connect you with higher conscious, and clear and activate the 7 chakras. Using the Chakra Dhyana, we briefly chant the Bija Mantras for each Chakra. At the conclusion of the Chakra Dhyana the Oneness Blessing will be given. The Oneness Blessing is an energy transfer that initiates a neuro-biological change in the brain that connects us with spirit. It results in a growth in consciousness by creating a shift in the perception and experience of life. It is non-denominational; and awakens our connection with the oneness in everything, allowing each of us to deepen our relationship with ourselves, those we love, and with all that is.
Early Morning Aquarian Sadhana
Sunday, June 16th from 5:00am - 7:30am
Get up before the sun and join us for this free practice in the amrit vela, the ambrosial hours before dawn. We start with about 20 minutes of reading from Japji Sahib, a Sikh scripture. After which we practice a Kundalini kriya (yoga exercises) together. Following the exercises, we chant the Aquarian mantras (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) for 62 minutes and enjoy a deep meditation. Start your day/week with this refreshing spiritual practice!
Yoga on Main Book Club
April dates: Thursday, May 9th and 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm
$5 suggested cash donation. No pre-registration required. For more information, please contact Cindy Mummert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for an ongoing twice-monthly group discussion of various terrific books! We will continue with the discussion of The Bhagavad Gita in April. The Bhagavad Gita, known as "The Song of God," is an ancient story of Lord Krishna and the warrior Arjuna reluctantly entering into battle. Throughout the text Krishna outlines the multi-limbed path of yoga in response to Arjuna's anguished search for answers to life's questions. Study of this text is an inward journey of self-discovery through teh foundations of yogic thought.
We are reading a variety of translantions. Choose one that calls to you!
Women's New Moon Gathering with Mirella Nicholson
Saturday, June 1st from 12:30 - 2:30pm
Investment - $25
Each new moon phase gives us an opportunity to pause and consciously plant the seeds of intention for what it is that we want to grow in our lives. During the new moon gathering, you will learn these simple, yet powerful practices:
- How to create sacred space in your home
- A gentle yoga sequence known as Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation)
- A simple meditation technique
We will also learn the importance of following the phases of the moon and how doing so will bring us back in rhythm with nature.
Hosted by Mirella Nicholson, Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant, 500hr RYT. Questions? Please contact Mirella!
The Art of Mala Making with Emily Beltz
Thursday, June 13th from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Pre-registration required. This workshop is limited to 15 people.
Investment: $35 (includes materials)
In this workshop, we will learn the craft of creating malas. Malas are used to keep count while chanting mantra 108 times. This removes the focus from the number of repetition and places the focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra. The thumb is placed on a bead as the mantra is recited, and then moves on to the next bead until the end of the mala is reached. Each participant will make a mala bracelet to take home and incorporate in practice. We will also learn about the importance of mantra and discover mantras to use with our malas.
Emily Beltz is a certified massage therapist and yoga teacher in Northern California. She has been making malas as a form of meditation for years and is excited to share her wisdom. Emily enjoys practicing yoga, cooking healthy food, and travelling in her tiny home on wheels.
Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Shiva Das
Saturday, June 15th from 12 Noon - 6:00pm
This workshop focuses on training teachers to deliver a chair-based Hatha Yoga class. This modified practice is based on traditional hatha yoga poses and pranic techniques for specific populations like those suffering from PTSD, folks in poor health, and the elderly. It is a wonderful way to make the healing practice of hatha yoga accessible to those with limited strength, flexibility and mental health issues.
- Learning specific postures for all parts of the body done with the support of a chair that create an overall practice for the entire being.
-Understanding the benefits of Chair Yoga for improving health and enhancing the student's participation in life at all levels includig physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
-Developing themes and intentions for the Chair Yoga practice
-Explore the Ayurvedic perspective of the human condition and how this perspective can help the Yoga Teacher to recognize the student's current condition and support their positive well being and development using yogic practices.
Shiva Das ERYT, is the Director of Training at Yoga on Main, and co-founder of Inner Fire Yoga. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in all aspects of the yoga tradition. He has written 2 Teacher Training manuals and has been training teachers in Yoga Alliance Certified programs for the last 18 years, as well as teaching Chair Yoga for over 20 years.
Summer Morning Retreat Week with Shiva Das
Monday, June 17th - Friday, June 21st from 6:00 - 8:00am
Investment - $108 for the full week
OR $25 per day
Start the summer season with this rejuvenating week-long retreat, and take part without having to travel or take off from work! We will meet each morning for an intensive two hour yoga/meditation class to experience the benefits of:
- An inspiring satsang/sharing circle
- Seasonal practices based on Ayurveda
- Rejuvenating Pranayama
- Asanas to purify and open the chakras
- Stress and tension reduction and increased energy
- Self-awareness and concentration, self-love and personal empowerment
The Summer Morning Retreat is the perfect way to heal, renew and energize in the midst of daily life! Can't make the full week? Come on the days you can!
Private Assisted Fascial Release (A.F.R.) sessions or Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (T.R.E.) sessions with Bonnie Pariser
Friday, June 21st from 1:30 - 6:30pm
Private sessions can be 1/2 hour (investment - $85), or full hour (investment - $115). To book a private session, please contact us at 215-482-7877 or email@example.com.
AFR relies on the intelligence of the body and its innate desire to heal itself and return to a state of wholeness. Injury and habitual patterns of holding tension in the body can cause muscular, neural and joint pain; headaches; poor posture; a lack of cohesiveness and stability and a sense of separateness. With knowledge of the fascial netowrk and an instinctive trust in the process, Bonnie 'listens' to and watches the client's body during a guided motion as it reveals a pattern of action that will unwind the fascia and release constricted muscle tissue. As the fascia unwinds, movements in an arm might release tightness in the lower back, for example, or reveal and possbily release a tension pattern elsewhere in the body.
TRE releases deep tension from the body by evoking a self-controlled muscular shaking process in the body called neurogenic muscle tremors. The uniqueness of this technique is that this shaking originates deep in the core of the body of the psoas muscles. These gentle tremors reverberate outwards along the spine, releasing tension from the sacrum to the cranium. The technique can become a quick and effective method for consistent relaxation.
For more information on either technique, please visit: http://www.yoga-loka.com/private-sessions.html
Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise (TRE® ) with Bonnie Pariser
Friday, June 21st from 7:00 - 9:00pm
Investment - $40 by June 17th; $45 afterwards
TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. During this workshop we will experience this tremoring together as a group.
You will have the tools to be able to do this at home! We will also learn some of the science behind the tremors and their benefits. This will be a great opportunity to learn about TRE® and how you can tailor the practice to meet your needs. It will be fun and chances are you will feel pretty relaxed and inspired at the end of the session! Benefits of this practice include:
- Less worry and anxiety
- reduced symptoms of PTSD
- More energy and endurance
- better sleep
- great emotiona resiliency
- reduced muscle and back pain, and increased flexibility, among many others
Bonnie Pariser has been teaching yoga since 1999, a practicing yoga therapist since 2005, and a TRE practitioner since 2014. Trained directly by Dr. David Berceli, founder of TRE, she has used this theraputic technique to help clients move towards complete healing in body, mind and spirit. Her approach integrates the contemporary understanding of trauma with the ancient theraputic traditions of yoga. Bonnie owns and runs Yoga Loka, the oldest yoga studio and spiritual center in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. As a Structural Yoga Therapist she has helped clients find increased range of motion at the physical level and with TRE she helps clients increase mental, emotional and spiritual range as well.