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WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL SERIES
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New Class, New Teacher 8/17 - Fridays at 5pm.
All Thursday Yoga Classes Suspended Until Fall.
Yoga on Sundays Suspended Until Fall.
Mindfulness / Meditation - Every Sunday.
Our Summer Solstice Celebration.
Barbara's 80th Birthday!.
Kirtan: Mantras to Music - suspended for now.
Buy an 8 - session Yoga Class Card:
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
Enjoy your summer, and keep
up with yoga!
Friday Evenings with Diandra
My name is Diandra Bergman.
I will be joining the Yoga Connection on
Fridays, 5 - 6:30pm, beginning August 17th.
I am an elementary school Art teacher and long time Yoga teacher.
I began teaching Yoga in college at UMass Boston in 1985.
My first teacher training is from Kripalu, followed by
from Maha Yoga Center and 50
hour TT from 8limbs Yoga in Australia.
I continue to study with Sarath Jois-Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs);
sometimes referred to as Patanjali Yoga,
in Mysore India.
My goal is to provide open, safe classes to both dedicated beginners,
intermediate and advanced practitioners or long time teachers.
Classes will bring the physical, psychological, spiritual, and
mystical aspects of yoga into modern life, without losing
sight of the goal of the practice "liberation".
Gain the skills to confidently achieve those goals for yourself
as well as the ability to teach others
how to live in harmony.
Sunday Morning Community Class
is suspended for the summer, will return in the Fall!
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!
Sunrise Solstice Celebration at Barbara's
was Thursday, December 21, 2017
Sorry for all of you who were not present when the Bald Eagle
soared over our Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony.
Twenty five of us were awe struck.
It was a beautiful and very cold morning. We were a
hardy group that included five great men!
Thank you, Ginny, for our meaningful experience and thank
all of you who joined us, brought donations
for the Food Bank and for all those who
prepared delicious goodies with us.
Our Fire was spectacular as it burned brightly but the
light that people brought to the circle around
the fire was equally bright.
We all offered up desires in our hearts for peace,
personal peace, peace in our families
and peace in the world.
All of us at the YogaConnection send wishes of
peace to all of you, to all of yours and to
all beings everywhere.
Beautiful New Walkway! Created by our
student and friend Ken Keohane.
Sunday Morning Yoga: Suspended for the
summer, will return in the Fall!
"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!
Fire Pit Sangha Talks:
on Barbara's deck at 30 Warren Ave, Plymouth.
Barbara writes, "As diverse as we are in so many ways,
our practice brings us all in to 'oneness'. And on that note,
I hope all of you and your friends might join me
on my deck for our Fire Pit Sangha.
Fire Pit gives us all an opportunity to grow and learn more
about ourselves and others and expand the concept
that is critical to the world today, which
is yoga OFF the mat.
This is free, and come as you can.
We try to plan it for the first Friday of most months
during the summer.
Giulia's Thursday Morning,
Carol's Thursday 4pm, & Lauren's Thursday
are all suspended for the summer, will return in the Fall!
Lauren will resume her class the
first week in October.
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.
It’s 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 8am to 8:45am,
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.
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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.