Yoga Anatomy Part 2 with Beth Polk

We will continue our study of Annamaya Kosha, our physical body, by turning to the upper spine, shoulders, and wrists.  We will explore how understanding their structure and function influence our practice.  While this builds on what was discussed in part 1, it can also serve as a stand alone session.  Ideal for yoga teachers and anyone interested in anatomy.


  • Learn basic anatomy of the neck, shoulders and wrists
  • Learn how to apply anatomical principals in your classes for the benefit of your students
  • Understand common medical conditions that can affect the neck, shoulders and wrists and learn practices that can improve and protect them


Beth Polk
Beth has been practicing yoga regularly since 2008. She completed her 200 (2014) and 500 hour (2017) teacher training through Uttara and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She obtained her medical degree from University of Virginia in 1995 and has been practicing in Family Medicine since completing her residency in 1999. She also is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner through the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Institute at Cornell University. In addition to teaching studio classes, she has done workshops on yoga and lifestyle medicine at state and national Family Medicine conferences.


This workshop is eligible for YACEC/Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.

Yoga Anatomy Part 1 on Sunday, February 9, 2020, 11:00am – 5:00pm &
Yoga Anatomy Part 2 on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:00am – 5:00pm with 1/2 hour lunch on both days


1 day option – $100 by March 9; after $125.00


How to… Meditate, with Jill Loftis

Meditation and mindfulness have become words we use within our culture; but what does it really mean to meditate? How to begin? What is the purpose and why is it supposed to be so darn great for everyone? Learn the basics of the why’s and how’s of meditation and learn how it can change YOUR life forever.

Drop-in for $10, free for unlimited members.


Money Guilt? A Workshop for Helpers, Healers and Artists

with Andy Matzner

As someone in the helping or creative professions, how easy is it for you to charge for your services? Do you feel uncomfortable asking to be paid? Are you truly earning what you are worth? If you’d like to change your relationship with money, then this workshop is for you! First you’ll discover how to recognize and address your limiting beliefs regarding the value of your services. Then you’ll learn how to set and ask for fees that are fair to both you and your clients – without feeling guilty!

Andy Matzner, lcsw, is a psychotherapist in private practice. He is also the author of several books, including “Recovery from Addiction and Compulsive Behavior: A Journaling-Based Guide to Becoming Your Best Self” and “The Tarot Activity Book: A Collection of Creative and Therapeutic Ideas for the Cards.”

Inversions and Arm Balances Series with Suzanne Gardner

Headstand, handstand, flying lizard, forearm balance… Conquer your fears and learn to fly! The inversions and arm balances series is back by popular demand. Challenge yourself to learn master inversions and arm balances, and learn the poses that will get you there. This light-hearted series is designed in workshop fashion to help you take your yoga practice to the next level. In addition to an invigorating warm-up and a settling svasana, we will have plenty of time to play. The instruction will be tailored to meet you at your level. If you already have an inversion practice, you will be able to try some new variations. If you are still fearful of going upside down, modifications will be offered to help you let go of your fears. With the confidence you build in this series, you will feel ready to incorporate these poses into your personal practice.

Fee $60, please pre-register! Require 6 registrants to run the series.

Saturdays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am, March 7, 21, 28 and April 4 (March 14 skip week)

Register for Inversions and Arm Balances Series

Beyond the Mat Book Club – February

One of the niyamas (positive duties) of yogic tradition is svadhyaya (self-study). This book club will undertake the study of texts that are intended to advance one’s understanding of how to apply yogic principles to life beyond the mat. Our February selection is The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda. The Sutras (thought-threads) are ancient yogic teachings that cover ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and instructions for daily living. Sri Swami Satchidananda offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.

Moderated by Kathy Knizner

$5 drop-in class.

New Moon Ritual with Jill Loftis

We welcome the New Moon in Pisces with ritual, intention setting and introspection.  No need to pre-register, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. Fee $10.

Yoga Teaching Skills Clinic with Jill Loftis

Polish up your yoga teaching skills at this informal pop-up workshop. Open to any and all yoga teachers and graduates of any yoga teacher training program. Let’s talk sequencing, hands-on adjusts/assists, pose breakdown and more. Bring your questions, concerns and teaching challenges and our group will tackle them with our collective knowledge and wisdom. Attend the whole thing or just pop in when you can. See you there!

Fee $10/free for Uttara TT enrollees or grads

A Journey Into Sound with Cheryl Murphy

The use of sound has been used by cultures around the world and through the centuries to induce meditation, relaxation, control pain and manage other physical and emotional issues. Sound Meditation enhances relaxation and effortlessly allows the body to activate self-healing. The soft, soothing tones of the singing bowls open the flow of energy in the body for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. Sound Healing sessions can reduce stress and anxiety, clear and rebalance the chakras, and help clear emotional blockages.

Join Certified Sound Healing Practitioner Cheryl Murphy (Atma Buti Level IV) for this FUN, RELAXING and INTERACTIVE workshop. Participants will:

– learn about the history of singing bowls and how they are made

– learn a variety of techniques for playing singing bowls

– have the opportunity to practice playing a variety of different bowls

– learn techniques for incorporating one or more bowls into their personal meditation/spiritual practice

– learn to use a singing bowl for headache relief, muscle pain, stress/anxiety, aura cleansing, chakra clearing and MORE!


The workshop will conclude with a 45 minute Sound Journey Meditation. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing with no buttons. No experience necessary, all are welcome.

Cost: $40 (preregistered) $55 after February 19, 2020

Yoga for Resilience

Saturday, February 22, 1-4pm

Let’s face it, life happens. Sometimes there are difficult circumstances that we don’t feel equipped to handle. Whether you are struggling with intense challenges now, learning to live with an intense history, would like to develop tools for the future, or maybe all three, this class is for you. Suzanne will share personal stories and successes from her own life experiences, including the tragedies and the triumphs. She will teach tips and tricks for how to survive the falling downs and the getting back ups of life with grace and gratitude. You can’t change your story, but you can choose what you do with it.

This three-hour workshop is accessible for any ability level, including beginners. It will include journaling, yoga, breathwork and self-care strategies. Come dressed to stretch and bring a journal.

Early bird registration $45
(Day-of registration $55)