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Announcing...

 

Yoga Student Spring Massage
Gratitude Special

Now Until June 20

 

A special offer for active yoga students from Plainville's  

"BEST YOGA STUDIO!"


60 minute MASSAGE for $60!!!

Call or stop by the front desk
to make your appointment today!

 

  • Must be active yoga student (taken at least 2 classes within the past 30 days)
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Not transferrable/giftable
  • Appointment must be booked prior to June 20, but can occur after June 20

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Vital Life Center Kirtan

 

Join Jayaprabha and a variety of special guests from around the world.

  • Check back in the Fall

 

Kirtan is a fun, interactive, and devotional musical event. We repeat simple melodies in a lively call and response style supporting a divine connection with our heart and spirit. It is an easy way for even a new practitioner to experience a very deep and blissful meditative state. The positive vibration in the music along with the group energy is catchy and will uplift even the quiet spectator.

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~JUNE~

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Opening Enlightenment Intensive ~ June 2018

Thurs. June 7 - Mon. June 11

READY TO TRANSFORM!!! Then don’t miss this retreat dedicated to self discovery. Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization.

By letting go of the external search for happiness for this long weekend we allow the technique to open and prepare us for the possibility of experiencing our true nature directly. By experiencing the authentic self we reconnect to the eternal happiness, contentment, and peace within.

Cost includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snacks, lodging, workshop, and integration.
Space is limited so  register today!

Cost: $600
Early registration discount: $500 with $200 non-refundable deposit by April 30th. 
(Deposit is non-refundable/non-transferable to other services)

Limited Amount of Partial Scholarships Available.

To apply for scholarship funds we require that the participant send us a formal request by email or US mail with the following information. Please let us know what is drawing you to the Opening Enlightenment Intensive and how you think the retreat might serve you. Also, please include the details of your current situation that is causing you to request the scholarship along with the dollar amount you are able to contribute to the intensive.

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Power Vinyasa 6 Week Series

Thursday, 6/14 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

A power practice intermingled with a therapeutic approach is utilized to mobilize stagnant energy within the body, open up energy channels and restore balance to the nervous system. This is done through consciously moving in and out of poses designed to strengthen the body and mind; coupled with the use of props for supported poses. The aim of the class is to both stimulate and balance the Yin and Yang energies of the nervous system.
Instructor: Elissa Woods

Cost: $79 + Tax

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Hips, Hamstrings & Heart Openers

4 Week Yoga & Meditation Workshop 

Intermediate Students & Yoga Teachers

 
Begins Monday, 6/18 ~ 6:15-8:15 pm

 

Let us tune into the interplay of the skeletal muscular physical body with the subtle movement of energy and wind to create a symphony of expression through the heart opening asanas.

In this class we will utilize anatomical cues to strengthen and stretch the legs and hips as a direct support to the execution of the heart opening poses. Simultaneously, we will tap into the ancient teachings of both chakra and vayu systems to enhance a firsthand experience of the power of the asana to bring unification and quietude to system. This will prepare us to deepen into a meditative exploration of our being through the vantage point of the heart.

Cost: $98

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Saturday, 6/30 ~ 9:00-10:15 am


Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.  

Instructor: Holly Prosperi

Cost: $79 + tax

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~JULY~

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable for All Bodies

Tuesday, 7/10 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

You’d love to take a yoga class, but getting up and down on a mat is a challenge, you have limited balance or mobility, your knees are tender, or you are recovering from an injury, come on over and pull up a chair!

Chair Yoga is an accessible form of yoga for any age group. In this class, we will use the chair as a prop to help modify the poses while maintaining all the benefits of yoga including: stress relief, increased energy, strength, muscle tone, balance, deepened breath capacity and overall health.

This class can also provide training for office workers to utilize at their desk, and is a great way to share a yoga class with a parent or grandparent. No previous yoga experience needed. Reserve your spot today!

Cost: $79 + tax
-Limits 3 min & 15 max pre-registered students.
-If max is reached, no drop-ins.

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Intro to Meditation - Foundations of Practice

6 week series begins Thursday, 7/19 ~ 6:00 -7:15 pm


This class is perfect for anyone new to meditation. It will provide simple, accessible techniques to foster the skill of conscious, sustained attention (presence) which connects us to equanimity and objectivity that allows for internal wisdom, happiness and peace. The focus will be to help you develop a personal practice suited to your personality and daily life.

A CD set will be available for purchase, which participants will be invited to listen to throughout the series.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + materials

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Gentle Yoga 6 Week Series

Thursday, 7/19 ~ 7:30-8:45 pm

This Gentle class is designed for students interested in a slower, but equally effective practice. You will experience gently held postures and breathing techniques that calm the mind, relax the body, and improve joint health and flexibility. This is the class for times of high stress or low energy. It is great for beginners, seniors, experienced students, or anyone seeking a gentle and meditative practice.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + tax

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Thursday, 7/26 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those who are new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Leclerc

Cost: $79 + tax

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~AUGUST~

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Power Vinyasa 6 Week Series

Thursday, 8/2 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

A power practice intermingled with a therapeutic approach is utilized to mobilize stagnant energy within the body, open up energy channels and restore balance to the nervous system. This is done through consciously moving in and out of poses designed to strengthen the body and mind; coupled with the use of props for supported poses. The aim of the class is to both stimulate and balance the Yin and Yang energies of our nervous system.

Instructor: Elissa Woods

Cost: $79 + tax

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Kirtan Cacao Ceremony: Medicine of the Heart with JoJo Silverman

Saturday, 8/4 ~ 3:00-6:30 pm

 

Ceremony Vision:

Before the advent of commercial chocolate, cacao seeds were prepared as a ceremonial drink within the indiginous cultures of Mesoamerica. When used in ceremony cacao acts as a gentle, yet powerful, assistant to activate the pineal gland and open the heart. The effect helps to increase sensitivity to subtle energies and facilitate connection.

Reclaiming chocolate medicine in this way, while sitting together with intention, holding sacred space, is a powerful way to transform our reality and to feel the love and support that is always present within us. It is of great importance in this day and age to take time out - even for an afternoon - and to remember this place of sweetness and alignment.

Going home to this place together in a group, amplifies the experience and can have a deep and lasting effect on our consciousness. This experience, of allowing ourselves to fill up, as we sit in the company of our reflected truth, is called Satsanga. Medicine of the Heart employs the ancient remedies of Cacao and Kirtan as our faithful assistants on a journey of powerful vibration to reconnect and remember who we truly are. 

Cacao Ceremony Details:   
-Chocolate, as it's commonly called, is a safe and legal plant medicine that can be an amazing assistant and catalyst in our Self-Realization. This Heart-Activation journey includes a potent dose of ceremonial grade, hand-peeled, lightly roasted heirloom cacao from Guatemala. Journeyers will learn more about chocolate as medicine and how to use it.
-It is recommended that you eat very lightly (or not at all) prior to the ceremony to allow for full absorption of cacao. 
(Cacao consumption is not required for participation)

 Please bring the following:
~your favorite mug & stirrer
~sacred items for the center altar (optional)
~a journal (optional)
~instrument, voice, for medicine song to share (optional) 
~ your own Self's medicine and focused presence!

 For ceremony questions email JoJo  at: Ceremony@MusicAsPrayer.org

Chocolate & Chanting - Cacao Ceremony & Kirtan with JoJo Silverm

Cost: $35 in advance/ $45 at the door (sliding scale available if needed)


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Humble Yourself Into Hanumanasana (split pose)

4 Week Workshop 
for Intermediate Students & Yoga Teachers
Begins Monday, 8/6 ~ 6:15-8:15 pm

 

Description coming soon!

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Saturday, 8/18 ~ 9:00-10:15 am


Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.  

Instructor: Holly Prosperi

Cost: $79 +tax

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable For All Bodies

Tuesday, 8/28 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

You’d love to take a yoga class, but getting up and down on a mat is a challenge, you have limited balance or mobility, your knees are tender, or you are recovering from an injury, come on over and pull up a chair!

Chair Yoga is an accessible form of yoga for any age group. In this class, we will use the chair as a prop to help modify the poses while maintaining all the benefits of yoga including: stress relief, increased energy, strength, muscle tone, balance, deepened breath capacity and overall health.

This class can also provide training for office workers to utilize at their desk, and is a great way to share a yoga class with a parent or grandparent. No previous yoga experience needed. Reserve your spot today!

Cost: $79 + tax
-Limits 3 min & 15 max pre-registered students.
-If max is reached, no drop-ins.

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~SEPTEMBER~

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Gentle Yoga 6 Week Series

Thursday, 9/6 ~ 7:30-8:45pm

The Gentle class is designed for students interested in a slower, but equally effective practice. You will experience gently held postures and breathing techniques that calm the mind, relax the body, and improve joint health and flexibility. This is the class for times of high stress or low energy. It is great for beginners, seniors,  experienced students, or anyone seeking a gentle and meditative practice. 

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 +tax

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Befriending Your Mind - Intro Meditation

6 wk series begins Thursday, 9/6 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

Drawing from the latest research in neuroscience on meditation's ability to positively change the brain, this course will provide tools to honestly and compassionately relate with your mind.  These techniques that reshape the brain will help to steady your mind, reduce stress, notice the positive, and heal painful experiences which promote a life of balance, peace and joy.  

Drop-ins are not permitted in this class.

A CD set will be available for purchase, which participants will be invited to listen to throughout the series.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79.00 + materials

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Thursday, 9/13~ 7:30-8:45 pm

Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those who are new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Leclerc 

Cost: $79 + tax

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~JANUARY~

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The Opening Enlightenment Intensive - January 2019

Thurs, Jan 17 - Mon, Jan 21

 

READY TO TRANSFORM??? Then don't miss this retreat dedicated to self discovery. Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization.

 

By letting go of the external search for happiness for this long weekend, we allow the technique to open and prepare us for the possibility of experiencing our true nature directly. By experiencing the authentic self, we reconnect to the eternal happiness, contentment and peace within. 

 

Cost includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snacks, lodging, workshop and integration.

Space is limited so register today!

 

Cost: $600

Early registration discount: $550 with $200 non-refundable deposit by December 20.

(Deposit is non-refundable/non-transferable to other services)

 

Donations accepted to scholarship fund post Intensive 

Limited Amount of Partial Scholarships Available
To apply for scholarship funds we require that the participant send us a formal request by email or US mail with the following information: Please let us know what is drawing you to the Opening Enlightenment Intensive and how you think the retreat might serve you. Also, please include details of your current situation that is causing you to request this scholarship along with the dollar amount you are able to contribute to the Intensive.

Donations Accepted & Appreciated
If you feel served by this work, please consider donating to our scholarship fund to support others.

Enlightenment Intensive - January 2019

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