Upcoming Events & News
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WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL SERIES
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"Yoga Reaches Out" benefit Sunday 2/24.
Yoga for Kids on Saturdays.
Thursday Evening Just Yoga with Kelly.
Chair Yoga with Peggy Thursdays at 11am.
Candlelight Flow and Restore Tuesdays with Gail.
Mindfulness / Meditation - Every Sunday 7:45 -8:30am.
Community Yoga Sundays- temporarily suspended.
In-house Massage Therapist, Marian Connors.
Our Winter Solstice Celebration 2018.
Our Summer Solstice Celebration.
Barbara's 80th Birthday!.
Buy an 8 - session Yoga Class Card:
New Class, New Teacher:
starting Thursday, Jan 24th, 2019,
we are offering a Just Yoga class at 6:30 to 7:30pm
with a lovely new teacher on staff, Kelly Pearson.
She is a yoga teacher and also a yoga therapist.
Barbara says, "I know all of you are going
to really enjoy her."
Yoga Games for Kids
BALANCE4Kids Childrenís Yoga
Saturdays, 10:45 - 11:45am
NO classes on Feb. 16th & 23rd due to
school vacation. Last "Yoga Games for Kids"
class will be 3/2. Beginning March 9th,
we'll be presenting Books with Balance.
Come out of the cold and join us at
the Yoga Connection for a
4-week series of yoga classes
designed to engage children through
an interactive yoga practice.
Parents get an hour for themselves, and
children get a chance to have fun
while learning about yoga!
Ages: 5-8 years old
Cost: $45 for all 4 sessions
or $12 for drop-ins.
Books with Balance
Each session presents a new story
with a pass-around character
friend from the book.
This is an interactive read-aloud with poses
games sure to engage children
of all ages!
A great way to spend time with your kid
while helping them gain an
understanding of yoga. .
Ages: 4 years old and up with an adult
When: Saturdays March 9, 23, 30 & April 6
Time: 10:45 am to 11:45 am
Where: The Yoga Connection
Cost: $45 for all 4 sessions or $12 per visit
for one adult with up to 2 children
To register, please visit
our website here.
New Chair Yoga Class
with Peggy Grande
Thursdays, 11am - 12pm
Peg Grande will guide those of you who
hate getting down on the floor or are recovering from
joint replacement or have other issues like Parkinsons or
Cardio concerns. Itís a yoga class for every
body and every age.
All of us have our days when we pull a muscle or are getting
over a cold and just need the respite that
Chair Yoga can give.
And, please remember, it is still yoga and you can just use
the chair as a prop to help you down and
up from your mat.
Drop-ins will be $15,
can also use your class card.
First class is free!
Benefit for "Yoga Reaches Out"
with Gail Belaief, RYT, OTR
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 10am
Join Gail for this practice.
Donations accepted to benefit
Yoga Reaches Out.
Gail participates annually
to benefit Boston Childrenís Hospital.
Thank you to Yoga Connection
providing space and
supporting this class!
Candlelight Flow & Restore Series
with Gail Belaief, RYT, OTR
Tuesdays at 5:45 pm
January session Tuesdays - January 8, 15,
22, 29 & February 5, 12, 19 & 26.
A theme-based practice with asanas, pranayama
and sweet restorative savasana
January series: the focus is on Being, undoing knots and
patterns in our bodies, with postures that will lend you
a hand deepening your understanding
of anatomy and breath.
As I always say, “Everything is connected”.
That pain in your hip or back may be related
to something deeper.
Join me to explore the yogi practice of quiet and inner wisdom.
All are welcome!
Bring a friend and make Tuesday your
evening to #bepresent
Drop in $15, use Class Card, or
register for the month.
New In-house Massage Therapist,
Marian Connors. Marian has miracle hands. She loves
her work and because she loves sharing her
her prices are so, so reasonableÖ$65 for an hour, and
a Thai massage for an hour and a half is $75.
Call the Studio at 508.746.4446
for more info.
Winter Solstice Celebration
~ Saturday, December 22, 2018 ~
30 Warren Ave, Plymouth
The Winter Solstice arrived on December 21st.
The YogaConnection celebrated at Barbara's, with
our two shamans, Ginny and Maria, helping us usher
out the shortest day of the year and opening
us to the brighter days ahead.
Donations were collected for
the Food Bank.
Summer Solstice Celebration with Ginny & Carol
Thursday, June 21, 2018, was lovely!
"The great gift of the energy of the Summer Solstice
is that it's designed to move you from one phase
to the next on your terms." - Deborah King
Please join us again in 2019!
Barbara Ward celebrated her 80th birthday
back in February
with friends, teachers and students.
Barbara would like to say a huge "thank you!" to all
of the wonderful friends who helped her make this
so happy, especially
our hostess, Phyllis!
Our Beautiful Walkway was created by our
student and friend Ken Keohane.
"Plymouth Residents Reap the Many
Benefits of Yoga at Yoga Connection"
By Paul Rowe, writing for MassRealty.com
You may read this excellent interview of Barbara Ward,
the philosophy of yoga and the Studio right here!
Sunday Morning Community Class
** suspended for now **
9:30 - 10:45am every Sunday.
Money tight, but you could really use
some yoga? Come on down!
No experience necessary.
Free or by donation.
Mindfulness /Meditation Weekly Workshop happens every week.
Come explore different techniques for inner awareness.
No experience necessary. Take this opportunity to learn
to sit with your mind and accept yourself completely.
There is no right or wrong way to meditate.
There is no good Meditation or bad.
Itís just about stopping. Relaxing. Feeling. Thinking.
Breathing and then....acceptance.
Your heart will expand to offer loving kindness and
compassion to yourself and others.
You are free to sit, lie down, stand , leave when you need to.
We are all starting over again every Sunday so there no experts, just beginners!
Drop-in fine, no experience necessary.
Sundays from 7:45am to 8:30am,
Give a Gift Certificate!
We also have a student (those in school)
rate of $8 per class.
Our regular 8 classes for $96 (classes good for 3 months)
card is available as a gift certificate, too...
give the gift of health and peace
to someone special.
Contact Barbara at 508.746.4446 to purchase.
Ginny's fundraiser for Abby Pulling, teen missionary,
was a big success, and Abby thanks all participants!
Yoga at the Pembroke Public Library: Barbara and PAC TV recently
created a lovely piece about the long-running class Barbara
and Ginny teach at the Pembroke Public Library. View it
here, or use this link to view on YouTube:
Our beautiful new porch arrangement, complete with a tea area!
Thanks to Anne Balboni for her redecorating skill
Come stop by to view, and enjoy a cup of Yogi tea!
Barbara's on CDBaby.com: Buy Moving Stillness I & II downloads online!
Links and more below. You might also consider hard copies for
holiday or birthday gifts . . .available at the Studio
...and PACtv as well! See the Studio, and hear a little of Barbara's
story and yogic philosophy: The Yoga Lady
Reiki I Certification:
Learn Reiki! Larraine Gayton, Usui Reiki Master Teacher
offers this One-Day Certification Class.
Reiki, the ancient
holistic practice of Energy healing, is a simple, powerful and gentle
practice that promotes the body's natural self-healing abilities.
includes history, how it works, the Reiki Principles,
Chakra Energy System, Crystal work, Reiki for animals,
traditional hand positions and more.
REIKI I Class Includes:
What is Reiki?
History of Reiki
The Reiki Principles
How Reiki Heals
Traditional Reiki Hand Positions
Attunements, Student Manual and Certificate.
Contact Larraine Gayton
or call the studio
Reiki II Certification:
One Day Certification Class. Second Degree Reiki
integrates additional attunements to allow the Reiki practitioner to
participate in distance (absentee) healing and to
mental and emotional clearing
The Reiki II Course includes a method of sending distance healing
as well as a method of mental and emotional relaxation for
yourself or your clients.
The practitioner's energy is
through the energy transmissions and the
ability to channel Reiki energy is heightened. .
Pre-requisite: Reiki I
Call Larraine for info about next classes and to register at 508.789.5469,
the YC Studio at 508.746.4446,
Reiki Services: Larraine Gayton offers
sessions. Learn more about treatments at
Barbara's New CD: Moving Stillness Two is now available.
It is a
practice of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra means Yoga
sleep. Actually, the practice is
one in which you stay awake
aware that you are practicing! It is a
can be done daily, or
Nidra is one of the more ancient practices that has been reintroduced
Yoga world. If you want to live a more content and intentional life,
this is the
practice for you. My first CD, Moving Stillness,
is also available. This CD is an
actual gentle Yoga flow.
From JD, a listener, August 2014:
"I have listened to the CD and hope to make it part of my daily routine.
It helped me relax with my shingles and gave me strength to do
a shopping day out which I haven't felt up to. I think it
needs to be marketed as 'alternative medicine'
either at doctor's offices or clinics and
pain management facilities.
Thank you for sharing it with me."
You can buy both at the Studio for cash, check or charge
for $20, or one for
Both are also available on CDBaby.com: $9.99 each for a downloadable
version, or $15 each for a hardcopy CD with case. Links here
will bring you to the site, where you can buy for yourself
or send as a gift, and hear samples, too:
Moving Stillness II
You may also contact Barbara directly to make arrangements to
purchase for yourself or friends, or visit the Studio.
Email Barbara here, or call 508.269.5780.
Looking forward to sharing with you.
What kinds of workshops/classes are you interested in seeing
at the YogaConnection in 2015? Moon Ceremonies,
Drumming Circles, Nutrition Classes,
Would you like to teach a workshop or class?
Please let us know.
Locked out of the studio, the Friday morning group, with their sub Lee,
have an impromptu in plein aire Yoga session. Way to go!
Are there other times that work for you? We are trying to
introduce more teachers and times so more people
can have the opportunity to find the peace
and joy that resides inside themselves.
Please let us know!
Consider helping out the Foundation for Haitian Development,
a nonprofit organization Barbara has been supporting.
Haiti still needs a hand up, and this group is
committed to developing new sustainable
models for community living.
Are you interested in:
Restorative Yoga (all poses done with props)
Yoga Nidra (a deeper practice of Shavasana)
Couples Yoga (bring your partner)
Please express your interest to Barbara
by phone at 508.746.4446
email, or in person.
Next time you are at the Studio, be sure to pick up a
Testimonial form so you can share your positive
experience of yoga with others.
Another way to learn the latest . . .
Become our friend, fan or "like" us, and read
our current news, events and classes.
Did you know you can organize a private class?
Call your friends and make your own class! Also, may we
remind you that if you have relatives or
you can plan a class just with them. We have
groups, wedding parties
and class reunions.
Please talk to us and let us know what you want for class times.