Studio Manager Sam Solum is happy to share the benefits of backbends, which are largely connected with opening the front side of the body. By creating space in the hips and heart we can access the nervous system, reverse the physical effects of everyday activities (sitting, running, walking, etc) and gain spinal health.
Join Erin Macy in this 5 week journey through the 5 Chinese Elements. With a background in acupressure and a future in acupuncture, Erin brings a welcoming vibe to this workshop offering a deeper look into the connections we can make with yoga. Join us for this special series in the Sanctuary Space.
Our 4th birthday is celebrated along side Montpelier’s premier Wellness Walk! Stop by the studio and fill your Wellness Walk Passport for your chance to win a Manduka Mat. From 3-7 we will host our open house with snacks, meet and greets, mini-meditations and family friendly activities. Enjoy FREE CLASSES and class cards for sale at just $100 all day!
Join Bill Dorigan in this informative workshop for yogis looking to understand asana at a fundamental level. While this workshop is for students of all levels, students with a basic knowledge of yoga are encouraged to sign up for this challenging sequence and exciting workshop!
Yoga at the State House 2018
SATURDAY June 16, 10 am-NOON
Previously known as Yoga on State Street, this year we are continuing to host our class on the steps of the iconic Vermont Statehouse, Yoga at the State House 2018. The class is family friendly, free, includes a live raffle, benefits an excellent cause and a great way to get involved in the local community. The past 2 years combined we have hosted over 150 yogis and we are hoping to attract even more this year!
All proceeds raised go directly to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT). Prevent Child Abuse Vermont has been serving youth and families in Vermont for 40 years by creating, adopting, and carrying out innovative, proven effective prevention programs. During the 2015 calendar year, PCAVT’s statewide programs served over 18,000 Vermont children, teens, and adults through direct service and training.
Coupled with Montpelier’s outdoor farmers market, this is an excellent excuse to get out and enjoy all the capital city has to offer!
THIS YEAR YOU CAN PRE-PURCHASE YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS OR MAKE A DIRECT DONATION TO THE EVENT THROUGH OUR SHOP -->> CLICK HERE
Want to help sponsor this year's event??
Email Chrissy today
Inversions w/ Chrissy
Saturday Night, Jan 20, 6-8 pm
at Grateful Yoga
I've already dubbed 2018 the Year of Love. Learn to LOVE inverting your body. This workshop is for all yogis, new to well-seasoned, who are open to fresh perspectives about being upside down. A favorite among Grateful Yogis including myself, I am stoked to offer this workshop again in the New Year!!
What to bring:
- Your yoga mat! If you don't have your own, we have plenty free for your use at the studio.
- A sweat towel or bandanna. Not just for sweat, but also for various exercises on approaching certain inversions.
- Snacks or water if you need them to feel strong and focused, but not a full, heavy stomach for flipping upside down!
- Camera for photos/videos to remind yourself, document progress and share with Grateful Yoga.
- No experience needed. Safe approaches, techniques and styles will be introduced along the way. There will be plenty to learn and succeed at for beginners and hand-standers alike!
COST: $35 pre-register (limited space!)
$40 drop-in (if space is available!)
Contact Chrissy, email@example.com with any questions!
Ready to follow your feel good, celebrate your body, & have a damn good time?
Join Brandy Oswald, the joyfully badass Founder of Body Love Tribe for an epic afternoon of yoga, laughter, and falling in love with your body. Body Love Tribe’s signature Love Your Body events are an all-out, self-love celebration. To love your body you have to feel good in it – and that’s exactly what this workshop is designed to help you do. No more excuses, conditions, or prerequisites to loving your body. This joyful Love Your Body event will help you get clear on how you want to feel in your body and show you how to bring your feel good to life.
This 2 hour Love Your Body event features our most-loved Cultivating Clarity practice to get clear on how you want to feel in your body PLUS a joyful, upbeat yoga flow class to help you follow your feel good, explore how your body moves, and cultivate more loving vibes towards your gorgeous bod. Psst – There might be a spontaneous dance party mixed in there! #justsayin’
Pricing: $15 pre-register, $20 day of event
To learn more about Brandy and Body Love Tribe, or to SIGN UP visit: https://bodylovetribe.com/
Or follow us on Instagram @bodylovetribe
BODY HIGH: Arm Balancing & Inversions Playshop
With Sarah Lesser
When we get inverted we provide our bodies with an impressively long list of health benefits in our physical bodies as well as our energetic or subtle bodies. Getting our feet in the air utilizes gravity to move oxygen rich blood to our hearts and brains which in turn invigorates the body and mind, improves mental functions, calms the nervous system, increases immunity, and builds confidence... all of which makes us FEEL SO GOOD! That incredible feeling when you melt down into child's pose after gracefully (or not, it's all good!) exiting your headstand is more than just excitement about nailing a new pose- it's chemical, it's energetic, you're actually feeling endorphins and prana flowing through you. This playshop (cause why work when you can play?!) is all about finding that warm, glowing feeling through a variety of arm and hand balances!
Expect a good warm up, relevant body mechanics and alignment info, yummy stretches and prep poses, strength and conditioning exercises specifically tailored to each posture we'll be playing in, and a chance to practice any and every arm balance/ inversion (and learn how to safely fall out/ exit) in a welcoming, supportive environment where you can feel free and safe to truly play around and try new things. This playshop is OPEN TO ALL LEVELS and all people!
Didgeridoo Sound Healing and Yoga Nidra
with Pitz Quattrone and Sorsha Anderson
Sunday, October 15th, 12-2 PM
12-12:45 - Didgeridoo workshop with Pitz Quattrone. Opportunity to receive instruction and try the Didgeridoo
12:45-2 - Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation with Sorsha and Pitz
Cost: $15 drop in
Grateful students can use monthly or class cards
Current Grateful teacher trainees attend free
please email Sorsha at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Open Studio Evenings
aka Yoga Club
HOSTED BY ANIKA KLEM
Every Wednesday, 7:15-8:15 pm. $5 suggested donation.
Ever wish you had a little extra time to explore your practice unguided? Sometimes this is hard to do at home, with the distraction of our obligations surrounding us. (Laundry! Emails! ) Grateful yoga is now offering up the studio space for yogis to come together and support one another as we practice independently. Whether it's arm balances, or creating your own sun salutes, or learning Sanskrit that you are most interested in, here is the time and place to go deeper. All Grateful Yogis welcome!
Come to an early morning Ashtanga yoga practice group! In this series you will have the experience of developing your individual practice as a meditative flow led by your own breath together with a community of other yogis. This is a great opportunity for people of all levels- whether you are wanting to memorize the primary series at your own pace, if you are experienced with the practice and wish to develop a regular routine, or if you are interested in expanding/advancing your practice by exploring postures from the intermediate series.
***This is a practice group, not a traditional Mysore session facilitated with attention from an instructor. There will be no teacher leading a class, doing adjustments, or providing any sort of guidance or instruction. There will be print outs available with illustrations of the primary and intermediate series to reference if you are learning the practice.
Who: This is a great opportunity for yoga teachers, people with already established Ashtanga practices, and self motivated beginners looking for a space to study and teach themselves
When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30am-8:30am. Arrive to allow time to do your practice and leave by 8:30 am at the latest
Where: Grateful Yoga Sanctuary Space, Suite 302
Price: $5 donation for use of the space
Questions?: email email@example.com
Johannah has been practicing Mysore style Ashtanga yoga since 2012 with KPJAYI Authorized Level 2 teachers Vivian Bedford and Aeryk Bjork in Olympia, WA. She recently moved to Vermont where she is enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Vermont, and has just completed 40 hours of Ashtanga teacher training with David Swenson and Shelly Washington. Johannah also studies herbalism, makes art, and works growing food. She is very excited to develop and share this practice with the community! She is hoping to plan a trip to Mysore, India in the near future.
+ PRE-BIRTHDAY PARTY!!
Saturday Sept 16, SAVE THE DATE!
Join us for an afternoon celebrating our studio turning 3 years old and meet our newest team of instructors!! A huge thanks to the Grateful community which continues to grow in love and in light. If you have never been to the studio, have been thinking about trying a class or just happen to be in town, swing by for some refreshments and good company!
We will be around all afternoon to discuss weekly class options, our new *wellness program* for local businesses, teacher trainings, yoga retreats and more. Bring the whole family, tell your friends and see you soon!
FREE MINI-WORKSHOPS ALL AFTERNOON 12-2 pm
NOON Arm Balance Playshop w/ Sarah
12:30 pm Family Yoga w/ Kristina
1 pm Mindfulness with Mudras w/ Heather
1:30 pm Partner Yoga w/ Selina and Chrissy
ALSO $3 REGULAR CLASSES on Sat 9/16 TO HONOR OUR 3 YEARS!!:
10-11:30 am Funk N Flow w/ Mandy
4-5:30 pm Vinyasa w/ Sorsha
Buti Yoga Workshop
With Sarah Lesser
Buti Yoga is a mash up of power yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics- designed to help you tap into your power and feminine energy (yes, men AND women have feminine energy- this is for the guys too!). For the first half of the evening we will cover all of the Buti basics- workshop style, and then come together in the second half for a Buti Yoga class! As you will see, Buti is an incredible, high energy work out.. But above all Buti Yoga is a practice of love. Love of self and love of your "tribe" or community. Join Sarah for a evening of LOVE, booty shaking, sweat pouring, deep core engaging, Chakra spinning and heart opening FUN!
Saturday Aug 12, 6-8 pm, $25
Payments can be made to Sarah with cash, check or Venmo.
An introductory look at the Advanced A + B Series of Ashtanga.
Chrissy Lefavour leads a workshop which will review the Second Series of Ashtanga as a warm up and work into some of the transitions, vinyasa and asana of the Advanced Ashtanga Series. There are many arm balances and deep hip openers in this series. If you do not have experience with Ashtanga please attend a class before coming to this workshop, or reach out to Chrissy before signing up, there's a chance you've already done some of these postures before!
Cost: $30 pre-pay in person or in our online shop, $35 drop-in.
Join us for a 1 hour yoga class with Chrissy Lefavour of Grateful Yoga and then relax with a beer brewed by DC Brau. Please bring your own yoga mat and enjoy this Ashtanga+Vinyasa inspired class in a fun setting! All levels are welcome, $15 includes your yoga AND your first beer!
w/ Chrissy Lefavour
Friday June 23rd, 6-8 pm
Chrissy's inversion workshop is an invitation to play with our perception of gravity, balance and the human body. She introduces different practices to safely strengthen and train both body and mind to understand what is possible. This super fun workshop is for all levels and we encourage beginners to attend! We will also cover the health benefits of inversions, like how to relieve tension in the shoulders, neck and lumbar spine. You can expect to try some new things, laugh a lot and definitely make progress!
COST: $35 drop-in, $30 pre-pay (CLICK HERE) or $10 for teacher trainees!
Please bring a mat if you have one, water, a towel and/or bandanna, friends, family and a smile!
Women's Spirituality & Intuitive Training
w/ Lee Wilschek
Thursdays April 6-May 11, 7-8 pm in the new Sanctuary Space (suite 302 across the hall from the main studio)
$12 drop-in, $60/6 weeks
This is an experiential series of classes that will show you some of the tools you can use to explore, remember and uncover your unique gifts. This is accomplished through meditation, creative visualization with a side trip to Shamanic journeying. We will also discover what different metaphysical beliefs may assist you on this journey.
Everyone has the ability to tap into their own resources, connect with their higher power, Spirit, whatever you choose to call it. Finding this connection through meditation brings you closer to that Source wherein your answers are waiting.
“Your intuition is a muscle. To develop it, you must listen.” Phil Good
Full Moon Women's Circle
SUNDAY 3/12/17, 5-7 PM
IN THE SANCTUARY SPACE, SUITE 302
We will chant, breathe, meditate, move and be full. This is a free event, but donations are always welcomed. Please bring your sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter and girlfriends!
OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI
SATURDAY MARCH 11, 10-11:30 AM
A VERY SPECIAL CLASS WITH BARB ALPERT
Join us in raising funds and awareness for LoveYourBrain during#mindfulmarch with this very special Saturday morning class! LYB is a wonderful organization that Grateful Yoga partners with to help bring yoga to the TBI community both in and out of the studio. All proceeds of this vinyasa flow based class with Barb Alpert will be donated to LYB. Mindful March is an inspiring nationwide movement, find out more by following them on instagram LoveYourBrain or scoping out www.loveyourbrain.com
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10-$30
All Levels Welcome.
Mondays, March 6-27, 6-7:30 pm
CANCELLED MONDAY 3/20 due to no sign-ups. Go to 5:40 pm Primary with Lauren instead!
This is a 4 week series with Chrissy Lefavour is designed to share the Ashtanga Yoga method and philosophy as handed down from Sri K Pattabhi Jois. In this series you will learn how to move through postures safely and successfully. We will talk about breathing, core strength via bandhas, meditation and philosophy. Perfect for beginners or anyone looking to learn more about Ashtanga Yoga.
In the *NEW* Sanctuary Space across the hall from The Studio
$20/drop in, $75 all-4-weeks
Feel free to come to one session, or sign up for all 4! Visit our SHOP today
Whether you are a seasoned arm balance pro, or you are beginning your arm balance journey, this workshop is for you. This workshop will cover poses ranging from beginner-friendly to more challenging variations, there is truly an arm balance for everyone! We can't wait to balance with you!
SATURDAY JANUARY 14, 2017 @ GRATEFUL YOGA, 10AM-12PM
Join Mandy in this workshop designed for both beginner yogis and for those looking for a deeper understanding of Vinyasa. Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that implies "placing in a particular order." Not only are the postures (asana) sequenced in a safe and effective way each class, but there are other very important components to a complete practice. Mandy will explain the importance of breath, bandhas (locks) and drishti (gaze/focus). All levels welcome, great for new students!! Contact us with any questions.
$20 pre-pay (click here!), $25 drop-in
GET LIFTED w/ Chrissy Lefavour
An Inversion Workshop for All Levels
Join us for a very special Friday afternoon workshop, 11/25 from 4-6 pm. Chrissy is pleased to once again offer her favorite workshop increasing accessibility and safety around the art of inversions. Inverting the body does not only strengthen muscles and bones, increase blood flow, improve respiratory endurance and stimulate the digestive system, it also introduces new perspective. With a fresh look of the world as a whole and a new awareness of yourself in your own body this workshop will leave you feeling light as air!
Pre-registration is not required, but saves you $10!!!
$25 pre-pay/$35 drop in, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW
FLOOD RELIEF FUNDRAISER
Over 3,000 homes have been damaged and 20,000 people displaced after recent flooding in the Dominican Republic. Grateful Yoga is proudly raising funds to help the relief efforts for families in the affected areas which we call our second home. Your contribution during this time of need is greatly appreciated and will be given directly to those in need.
The following levels of contribution have been set for your convenience. Each level comes with a thank you gift from your Grateful community. Cash or check donations can be brought to the studio or mailed to Grateful Yoga, 15 State St, Suite 303, Montpelier VT 05602. You may also click here and donate through our online shop!
LEVEL 1: $10 donation = good karma
LEVEL 2: $25 donation = Grateful Yoga sticker
LEVEL 3: $50 donation = Grateful Yoga Sunglasses
LEVEL 4: $100 donation = 1 free class at Grateful Yoga
LEVEL 5: $500 donation = 1 free private yoga session w/ Chrissy