December Events at YOGA NoHo!
WHAT: A Soul Opening Dance Event (VIDEO)
WHEN: Thursday, December 5th, from 7:30 – 9:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jaqueline Levin-Zabare
PRICE: $12 Early Bird, $18 Day Of
VitalDanza is an invitation enter in contact with the finest version of oneself, through music, movement and the art of healing through love actions.It is a unique and exciting exploration of heart-opening existential creativity and the seduction and sensuality of being alive. If you have a heartbeat you can do it. The fusion of music, emotion, voice work, creativity, ceremony, and community, explored through movement, our most primal form of expression, is vital in this non – choreographed group process to evoke a higher consciousness grounded in peace, pleasure, kindness, joy, self-confidence, and well-being. When we commit to transform and empower ourselves somatically and soulfully, our lives blossom. Our original essential expression of community and instinctive compassion awakens, and helps us to remember the poetry of relationship with ourselves, with others, and with all of life. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.
WHAT: A workshop about ayurvedic medicine
WHEN: Saturday December 7th from 1 to 3pm
INSTRUCTOR: Eleni Tsikrikas CAS
PRICE: $20 pre-register for one workshop, $35 the day of.
Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is the planet’s oldest self care system. Ayurveda provides a language and way of looking at the world that is poetic. It recognizes and respects that each individual is born with a unique physical, mental, emotional and spiritual constitution (prakruti). This system of health, educates and empowers each person to achieve abundant health and vitality. To do this, we have to recognize our physical, nutritional, motional and psychological balanced and imbalanced habbits and their consequences on our health. Rather than treating symptoms Ayurveda seeks to identify an individuals constitution and treat their imbalances. Space is limited. CLICK HERE to reserve your seat.
12/7: Samkya Philosophy: Discover The Beauty of the Spiritual Side of Ayurveda
WHAT: Festivities of Fun for Everyone!
WHEN: Friday, December 13th from 7 – 10pm
It’s that time of year again which means its time to get together and celebrate! Join us for a fun night of drinks, dancing, mingling and holiday cheer. Bring a friend or come solo – either way we would love to have you. We will be having a toy drive as well, so bring a gift if you feel so inclined.
WHAT: Stress Relieving Workshop Using Therapy Balls
WHEN: Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 – 3:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Saiyan
Feeling stressed? Try this amazing workshop that will teach you how to release the tension trapped in your body. Using therapy balls, you can give yourself a massage whenever you’d like one, and counteract the effects of long days on your feet or at the computer. You control the pressure to generate a deep tissue or gentle massage; you control the pace and your arms will never get tired. In a relaxed environment, Christine Saiyan will guide you through ball rolling techniques that will help you become more aware of your bodily tension and resolve that tension by working connective tissue and muscles. Therapy balls can be borrowed the day of or purchased for $10. Space is limited. CLICK HERE to register.
WHAT: Deep Relaxation Sound Healing
WHEN: Sunday, December 15th – 7:30 – 8:45pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jamie Bechtold Ford
Join us for this unique and deeply relaxing evening of sound healing orchestrated by yoga teacher and sound healer Jamie Bechtold Ford. Let your senses bathe in the wash of ancient vibrations blending from the tones of planetary gongs and crystal singing bowls. This vacation from tension and stress will leave you refreshed, focused and clear. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.
WHAT: A Gathering of Healing and Relaxation
WHEN: Friday, December 20th, 8:00- 9:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Tamra-henna (Reiki Master)
PRICE: Suggested Donation of $10
What is Reiki? - “Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.” -International Center for Reiki Training Website
During the Reiki share, you will receive a personal mini Reiki energy treatment administered through the hands. The hands do not need to be in contact with the body for the Reiki energy to do its work. Usually, they are held at a short distance from the receiver. While you are waiting for your treatment, you will be guided by an experienced yoga teacher into relaxing postures designed to gently open the body and reduce stress. The Reiki energy will also create a tranquility that may aid in meditative states if you so desire. Reiki practitioners are encouraged to attend and share as well as receive energy!
WHAT: Breastfeeding Basics and Self Attachment
WHEN: Saturday, December 21st from 1 to 3pm
INSTRUCTOR: Melanie Wachsman
Join Melanie Wachsman, certified doula and lactation educator at YOGA NoHo, as she covers the crucial elements of breastfeeding, latching positions, feeding times, breast care, self attachment and living a breastfeeding lifestyle. Space is limited. Tickets are $40 per mom or couple. To reserve your spot or ask questions, please call (310) 435-6760. You can also pay directly through Paypal to account firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there!
WHAT: Belly Dance Class for Beginner & Int./Adv
WHEN: Thursdays - Beginners: 8:30-9:30pm, Int/Adv: 8:30-10pm
Beginning Bellydance: Come learn the torso isolations, hip vibrations and musicality that Egyptian bellydance is known for! Tamra-henna will teach movements and combinations of Egyptian Style (the “mother” of all bellydance styles). Tamra-henna’s classes emphasize proper alignment and efficiency in movement. one of her favorite sayings is The dance should feel good, I want you to dance until you are ninety!” Class will culminate with a dance session where we put together what we have learned, bringing the movement to life and our life into the movement!
Intermediate/Advanced Bellydance: The first hour of this class is concurrent with the beginning level class. This will not only be a good time to drill your basics but to relearn them on a deeper level. We will focus on dynamics, weight sensing, and grounding. We will add 30 minutes to the class to adding additional elements to the combinations including traveling, level changes, and shimmy layers! This class will deepen your understanding of dance as well as challenge you!
WHAT: Tai Chi Classes
WHEN: Every Monday 5:45 to 7pm
INSTRUCTOR: Erin Gray
PRICE: Normal Class Prices (All Packages Apply)
Much like Yoga, Tai Chi calms your mind, enlivens your spirit, and strengthens and relaxes your entire body. Unifying mind, body, and spirit through the practice of Tai Chi develops awareness that brings peace, balance and happiness into your life. The class begins with a combination of simple yet powerful Yoga and Chi Kung movements designed awaken your body, enliven your senses, increase your flexibility, and improve your health. The second half of the class introduces you to the basic tenets, stances and movements as you learn the 24 short form Yang Style Tai Chi Chu’an. Normal class packages, Groupon packages and memberships apply.
“Scientific studies show that Tai Chi helps chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. It also improves balance, prevents falls, and reduces stress,” says Dr. Paul Lam.
YOGA NoHo is an eclectic yoga, family and wellness center nestled in the heart of the rejuvenated NoHo Arts District. Whether you are coming to relieve stress with yoga, see a wellness doctor, attend birth class or participate in any of the other wonderful activities we offer, our mission remains the same – to provide a loving, safe, and positive space for our community to flourish!