Yoga for Busy People: Building a Home Practice

with Marc Settembrino, PhD, RYT-200

Saturday,  June 16 • 1-3pm  •  $30  •. Sign up 

 

Can’t make it to yoga class very often? A home yoga practice is a great way to supplement your studio practice. Building your own yoga practice can be a challenge - what poses? what to do? Marc can help!


In this workshop, Marc will guide you in discovering the yoga that is already there inside you. Together, you'll learn how to build a personalized home yoga practice. You’ll learn about basic yoga sequencing and how to use (and improvise) props at home. We’ll also discuss how to include basic breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques into your home practice. Bring a pencil and a notebook and prepare to take your practice to a new level.

All students will receive:
- a basic flow sequence they can personalize
- a basic relaxation yoga sequence that can be done at home with little or no props.
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Yoga for a Cause at Cate Square Park
Earth Day partnership w/ Aveda Institute Hammond
April 21st at 9am
$10 suggested donation 

All levels Yoga Class (45 minutes). Aveda Institute Hammond will be giving hand and arm massages after class. Products available. Donations will benefit the Gulf Coast Restoration Network and Lower Mississippi River Keepers.
*Bring your mat, a small towel and sunscreen.

 


Prenatal Yoga Workshop
with Britni Serou
Sat, 2/17 @ 11am

A special session for moms-to-be! Learn how to modify a flow practice for your needs, plus tips for both active and restorative practices at home.  Also great for anyone interested in learning modifications for a practice during pregnancy, including potential moms and yoga teachers.​ *Please make sure your physician has cleared you for exercise prior to attending this session.

 


YOGA for 50+: A Beginner's Workshop 
with Brenna Barzenick
Sun, 2/11 @ 2pm

Join Dr. Brenna Barzenick, PT, DPT, RYT-200 and co-owner of Downtown Yoga for an introduction to the transformative practice of Yoga. The workshop is specific for folks ages 50 and older who are new to yoga and interested in improving joint mobility, balance, flexibility, muscle strength and postural alignment. Learn the basics of yoga under the guidance of a medical professional and fellow 50+ member :-) 
All are welcome! It is recommended that participants be able to get on and off the floor. Have fun while you try something new! Step out and discover....begin...

 

​Yoga 101: Beginner's Workshop
Sat. 1/13/18 • 10:30 am -12:00pm

New to yoga? Learn the basics in a welcoming environment with other new students.
Need a refresher on the basics?
Know someone who wants to try yoga?

Sign up for our Yoga 101: Beginner's Workshop!
• Brief discussion and introduction to yoga
• 1-hour practice of basic yoga poses, modifications, & breathing
• Q&A

 

 

PILATES BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

with Dana Brewer-Plazinic

Saturday, 11/4 @11:30am

$25

 

Learn the basics of Pilates in a slow-paced, welcoming environment.

 

 

 

ARM BALANCE 101 WORKSHOP

with Melissa LeBlanc

Sunday, 11/12 @ 2:30pm

$30


Don't be intimidated by arm balances in Yoga class!

Melissa will teach you what you need to know to fly!

We'll explore the fundamentals, modifications, and

creative use of walls and props.
 

 

 RELAX DEEPLY
with Britni Serou
Wednesday, 11/1/17 @ 6:45pm • $16 

 This special extended Relaxation class (1.5 hours! Yum!) is a deeply relaxing practice designed to balance the scattered, fast-paced energy of our daily lives, with restorative poses to gently stretch and release tension from the body, while also quieting and calming the mind. No sweating allowed!
All levels welcome.

 

 

PRANAYAMA + MEDITATION CLASS
with Britni Serou
Sunday, 10/22/17 @ 10:15am
$12 Drop-In, or use your class pack

Deepen your yoga practice, moving beyond asana (poses) to the more subtle aspects of Pranayama (Breathing) and Meditation by shifting your attention inward to the movement of the breath and the turnings of the mind.

 

Yoga for a Cause
Saturday, October 14 @ 9am
Cate Square Park
$10 suggested donation  |  Sign up here

All levels Yoga Class. Aveda Institute Hammond will be giving hand and arm massages after class.
Donations will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 


 

 

Live Music @ Friday Flow 1/27 5:30pm
featuring John Guinta

Join us for class with a special guest on Friday, Jan. 27 for the 5:30pm practice. John Guinta will provide live music for the practice. John studied at SLU years ago and is a licensed massage therapist and reflexologist in Florida.
John plays at yoga studios all over the country and we are honored to have him in Hammond at Downtown Yoga.  John kindly plays for no charge but donations are accepted.

 

 

 

 

SUN SOLUTIONS WORKSHOP
SAT., NOV 5 @10:15am
$30 |  Sign up here

Sun Salutations (or Surya Namaskar A & B) are the most commonly found flowing sequences in yoga classes. And if you're going to be doing a lot of Chaturanga, Upward Dog and Downward Dog in every class, why not make sure you're doing them well? Together, we'll break down the poses that make up these sequences and discuss:
• Safe alignment
• Modifications
• Foundations that build on more advanced poses
• Breath and more.
 
Some yoga experience is recommended.
 

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Yoga for A Cause: Mindful Yoga Therapy with Chris Eder
Sun, Nov. 13 @ 5pm
***Practice will be held at The Mezzanine, not the studio***

Free practice with donations benefiting the
Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) (helping veterans with PTS)

 

 

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Live Music with Scott Adams
during
Basics class with Brenna
Use your class pack, or drop-in for $12.

Scott will play his assortment of drums, chimes, and singing bowls while we practice. Groovy!

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Sangha Practice
Sunday,  January 8 @ 5pm @ the Studio

FREE

Gathering in gratitude for our special community, join us for a special practice. The class will be approximately 40 minutes of relaxing Yin blend, followed by refreshments.




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CULTIVATE SELF-LOVE

with Guest Teacher, Casey Van Zandt
Friday, 12/29/17 @ 5:30pm

Cultivate Self-Love: a holiday flow designed to awaken self-love and reinforce positive self-talk.
 
Join Casey Van Zandt, for a breathtaking 90-minute yoga class focused on self-love. This class will be packed with positive self-talk, lots of stretches, and for all levels.
 
Casey is a Santa Monica-based, 500 HR Yoga Works Trained Instructor. Casey grew up in Metairie and graduated from LSU. While teaching at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, Casey enjoys bringing balance into people’s day to day lives through her empowering yoga classes and coaching services.



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Workshops & Events

Yoga 101: Beginner's Workshop
w/Brenna Barzenick, PT, DPT, RYT-200

Sun. 8/26/18  • 1-3pm  |   $25  |  Sign up

New to yoga?  Need a refresher on the basics?
In this workshop, you will be guided through the basics of yoga using sound principles of alignment. Pre-registration is required. 

• Brief discussion and introduction to yoga
• 1-hour practice of basic yoga poses, modifications, & breathing
• Q&A



Healing Sounds Bowls 
with Aida Fenix, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist
Saturday, Aug 25 • Sign up


Group Session: 10:15amSOLD OUT; 11:00am ADDED • 30mins • $15 (10 spots available)
Personalized Private Session: 15 mins • $20 (2 slots available - 11:45, 12:15pm)

Vibrational Sound Therapy is a form of energy treatment which can gently shift the body from disharmony back into harmony. Sound and vibration aid in creating a space in which people can heal from stress or emotional disorders, illness, pain, depression and more through deep relaxation. It is an advanced relaxation method using Therapeutic Singing Bowls. The vibration from the bowls and their soothing tones combine to induce a multilayered approach to deep relaxation.



​​iRest® Yoga Nidra
with Kelly Kiviko
*last Wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm **AUGUST date is Aug 22**
Use your class pack or $12 Drop-in  |  Sign up


iREST YOGA NIDRA  is a research-based, guided meditation protocol. iRest Yoga Nidra is based on ancient yoga teachings, but made accessible for modern day life. It is designed to bring the healing benefits of yogic and meditative practices to a wide variety of people. Everyone needs a way to feel at ease when life gets challenging. iRest helps you tap into a place that is calm - even when life is not. It can also allow us to recognize an underlying peace of mind that is always present within us - no matter what circumstances we are facing in life. It is easy to learn, easy to do, and it can be done by anyone, including beginners. The best way to understand iRest is to do it.​

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​​Back to School Yoga for Kids
w/ Next Generation Yoga Teacher, Terrey Scheuermann, RN, RYT-200 
Saturday, Sept. 8  |  1-3:30pm

$25  |  Sign up

Ease the transition back to school with a fun, educational and healthy workshop!

Kids ages 7-13 are invited to join together to move their bodies and calm their minds during what can be a stressful time of the year. Together, we’ll enjoy:

  • Yoga Poses
  • Mindfulness games
  • Guided visualizations
  • Partner exercises
  • Creative crafts
  • Healthy eating


Pre-registration is required by September 6th




​Yoga + Meditation for Athletes: 

Managing the Mind for Greater Performance

w/Dr. Brenna Barzenick, PT, DPT, RYT-200

When: Fall 2018

Price: $25

In this workshop, Brenna will guide competitive athletes through a well formulated yoga practice followed by guided meditation. Athletes will learn breathing techniques, meditation tools, and specific sports related yoga poses to enhance performance.


Check out how mindfulness is incorporated in to training for LSU Basketball:

https://www.nola.com/expo/sports/erry-2018/06/57f11410ab1523/meet_greg_graber_lsu_basketbal.html