Intro to primordial sound meditation
with gail ries & David blake jones

Saturday, November 18th     2-3:30pm     $30

"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It's a way of entering into the quiet that's already there."     --Deepak Chopra

Join Chopra Center Certified Instructors, David Blake Jones, L.Ac., M.S.P.H. and Gail Ries 200 RYT for an introductory experience of Primordial Sound Meditation. Derived from the yoga tradition of India, PSM was adapted and updated by Deepak Chopra and David Simon to be an easily learned and practiced technique for modern life. Primordial Sounds, the most basic, essential sounds of nature, disconnect us from the activity of life, allowing for more abstract thought and ultimately, silence.  

We begin with a brief Yin Yoga practice to unite mind and body in centered awareness. You will then be gently guided into an Introductory Primordial Sound Meditation technique utilizing a universal mantra. Following meditation, there will be a discussion of the experience and how you can take your meditation practice to a deeper level through the personalized, 4 Session Primordial Sound Meditation class at Lift taught by Gail and David, your certified meditation instructors.  This brief class teaches you how to meditate with ease the rest of your life. Additionally, we will discuss the latest research linking meditation to anti aging effects.

Through meditation, we journey to the very center of our being, to emotional freedom, to the reawakening of our unconditioned self and our own inner intelligence.

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Thankful soul flow with paige dunford

Friday, November 24th      11am-12:30pm       $15

Come join us for a yoga practice the day after Thanksgiving that will allow your body to detox and decompress. The class will include an awakening flow, using breath and movement to cultivate power in your appreciation. The class will close with a relaxing and grounding meditation dedicated in allowing you to embody gratitude. 


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Holiday sip & shop with cyndi elsom

Saturday, november 25th              1:30-3:30pm              free

Swing by Lift Yoga Studio for Holiday Sips & Sparkles, with Cyndi your Stella & Dot Stylist.

Come by for some wine, light appetizers, and to knock out your holiday shopping or to get yourself something gorgeous!  Click here to check out the S&D accessories and start your wish list.  Right now is a great time to shop as we have added holiday sets at a discounted price, we have launched a partnership with Rebecca Minkoff, and on top of it you can earn Dot Dollars between Nov 9 and Dec 12 ($25 for each $50 you spend), to redeem between Dec 28 and Jan 3!

For all who come, you will be entered to win some amazing Simple Knot Hoops.  


Yin Yoga teacher training
with kim saunders

Saturday, December 9th     1-5pm     $65

Yin Yoga is a more meditative, deeper approach to a yoga practice. It is not a trademarked system and thus, there is no certification required to teach it. This ½ day workshop will allow current yoga teachers to add Yin to their course offerings by giving you sequences and explaining the basics and class flow for teaching the Yin style.

Yin Yoga poses are held for a longer time, often 3-5 minutes (and sometimes much longer) to allow time for a deeper opening. It works on the fascia, ligaments and energy circuits of the body, often providing a very calming experience for the student.

Benefits of Yin Yoga (and difference from a Yang practice)
Yin Yoga Pose Names
How to structure a Yin Class
How Yin Yoga can help to resolve imbalances and support restoring the harmonious flow of our life force energy
Types of Music / Classroom Environment / Room Temperature
Props useful for a Yin Practice
Sequences to affect the Meridian Systems
Where to purchase the best blankets for this style
YinSights Manual (PDF version) by Bernie Clark included
After the educational discussion, students will experience a 90-minute Yin class – Open to the Public

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Yoga: Basics for beginners
with cyndi elsom

Saturday, December 16th     1:30-4pm     $35

Would you like to learn more about yoga, but aren’t sure where to start?  This 1 day workshop is a great introduction.  We will explore the myths of yoga, breathing techniques, basic poses, and alignment.  We will end the day with a class that incorporates what you have learned in a gentle class.  If you are looking to learn more about the philosophy of yoga, or are just beginningand want to learn the basics of the asanas, this is the place for you.

Mats and props are provided.  Please register in advance of first class. *No refund possible for missed workshop, one gentle level class may be used as a makeup.


Yoga for beginners: 3 week series
with cyndi elsom

Saturday, Janurary 13, 20 & 27     2-4pm     $60

Would you like to try yoga but not sure where to begin?  This is the perfect introduction!  This 3 weekend series is designed to provide instruction and the basics necessary to continue to our Gentle and Level 1/2 classes with confidence. Each session will have a different focus in addition to covering basic poses, focusing on alignment, alternatives, and the user of props.  We will explore the myths around yoga, the philosophy of yoga, breathing techniques, and the types of yoga available to students and factors that may help you choose.  We will end each session with a class incorporating the day’s teachings. 

Mats and props are provided.  Please register in advance of first class. $60 for series only; $99 for Beginner Package (3 Week Series plus 30 Days Unlimited Yoga). *No refund possible for missed classes, one gentle level class may be used as a makeup per session.

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