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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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...

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PILATES BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

with Dana Brewer-Plazinic

Saturday, 11/4 @11:30am

$25

 

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

 
 

 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.

 


  

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)

 


Yin Weekend 

Workshops & Training

w/Britni Serou, e-RYT 500, YACEP 

& Brenna Barzenick, PT, DPT, CIDN, e-RYT 200, YACEP

Fri, Nov 15 - Sun Nov 17 |  Sign up


Explore the Yin practice, modifications and propping (for yourself or your students if you teach), anatomy and more. Learn to create sequences for your classes and/or your own practice at home. 


Click here to view schedule. 16 hours may be counted toward Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.
 
Early Bird pricing: $395 paid by 10/15
Regular pricing: $495 after 10/15
Contact us for alternate pricing for daily sessions. 
 

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PAST EVENTS

Bigger Bodies -  Pop-Up Class
w/Marc Settembrino, PhD, RYT-200
Friday, September 27  |  5:30pm  |  Sign up

This pop-up class with Marc offers accessible yoga practices for folks in bigger bodies. Specially designed for plus-size practitioners, these classes combine breath with movement and offer detailed instruction to adapt common yoga poses for your body.


4th Annual Yoga in the Park
Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 9am
Cate Square Park
$10 suggested donation  |  Sign up 

Join us as we team up with the Aveda Institute Hammond at Cate Square Park for this special donation-based class! Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. All levels welcome. 

Bring a mat, towel, and sunscreen. 



Yoga at the Rope Wall -  Pop-Up Classes
w/Britni Serou, e-RYT-500, YACEP
Fridays, Sept. 6, 13, 20  |  9:15am

Join us to deepen your practice, building strength and flexibility, while exploring familiar Yoga Poses (Asanas) at the rope wall. 

All Levels welcome. Pre-registration is required. 
(Only 8 spots available per class.)




​​​Yoga 101: A Beginner's Workshop​

Sunday, July 21 from 2-4pm

$30
New to yoga? Not sure where to begin or how?
In this workshop, you will be guided through the basics of yoga using sound principles of alignment with Physical Therapist and yoga teacher, Brenna Barzenick, PT, DPT, CIDN, RYT200.
 The workshop will also include:
• Brief discussion and introduction to yoga
• 1-hour practice of basic yoga poses, modifications, & breathing
• Q&A
 *Pre-registration is required 

Sign up HERE


In-Depth Studies Series
w/Britni Serou, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Sunday, 6/9  •   SIGN UP


Part 1: Arm Balances: Obstacle or Opportunity 

11:30am-2pm
We all have poses in our Asana practice that we *love*, or *love to avoid*! Regardless of where Arm Balances may fall for you, let’s look at them together! In this workshop, we’ll explore:
• anatomy: arms (shoulders, hands, wrists) and core
• balance: physically, mentally and emotionally
• obstacles and opportunities: how we perceive and work through our practice - on and off the mat.


Part 2: Sutras & Meditation 

2:30-4:30pm
Discover the philosophy behind living your yoga off the mat, as we continue exploring the Yoga Sutras - Pada (chapter) 2. We'll discuss key yoga sutras (threads or aphorisms) that dive into the nature of what Yoga truly is (it's not just yoga poses!) including the

Kleshas (Obstacles) we may encounter on the path.

Followed by a Meditation practice.  All levels of practitioners welcome.  *Required text: The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali by Chip Hantranft (However, any author's translation is welcome.)
Both sessions can be used as Continuing Education hours for

Yoga Alliance registered teachers.​

 


The Great Yoga Wall Workshop

Feb 24

Session ONE - SOLD OUT

Session TWO - 4:00pm-5:30pm

 

Join Brenna Barzenick, PT, DPT, RYT 200 for this special workshop featuring The Great Yoga Wall. The Great Yoga Wall, commonly known as a “rope wall”, enhances the practice of yoga for all practitioners, beginners to advanced. The yoga wall creates deeper awareness in yoga poses where areas of stability, flexibility, and the recognition of habitual patterns can be safely discovered. 
In this workshop, students will be guided through a complete yoga practice integrating the rope wall for poses (asanas). $22

*Pre-registration is REQUIRED*
The workshop has a limited enrollment and will sell out.
We do recommend having some yoga experience, even if it is one class.
Sign up HERE
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AWAKENING TO A MORE BALANCED LIFE
with Guest Teacher, Casey Van Zandt
Friday, 12/28/18 @ 5:30pm 

A holiday flow designed to bring more mindfulness into your yoga practice and awaken you to a more balanced life. 

Join Casey Van Zandt, for a special 90-minute holiday yoga class that's open to all levels. In this class, you'll BREATHE into the rest of the holiday season and the new year with more balance, grace, and ease. You will focus on mindful breathing techniques that will guide you in and out of asana poses to ultimately explore different tempos of pace to find your center with more balance. You’ll learn how to use your breath to serve as a tool and study the art of responding versus reacting both on and off of your mat. 
 

Casey is a Santa Monica-based, 500 HR YogaWorks Trained Instructor and a high-performance mindset coach to executives and corporate teams. Casey grew up in Metairie and graduated from LSU. While teaching at YogaWorks, Casey enjoys bringing balance into people’s day to day busy lives through her empowering yoga classes and international wellness retreats. Her hope is for you to use her classes as a catalyst to seek balance in your work and life.​

 

 

Live Music @ Yin 12/13 @ 4pm
featuring John Guinta

Join us for class with a special guest on Thursday, Dec. 13 for the 4:00pm Yin 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.

 

 
Intro to Yoga for Men 
w/Marc Settembrino, PhD, RYT-200
Saturday, October 6 | 11am-12:30pm

​Join Marc Settembrino, PhD, RYT-200, for this 75-minute workshop. The workshop will include a 1-hour yoga practice of basic yoga poses, and will allow time for modifications and questions and answers immediately following the practice. Fee: $25


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