The Yoga Tree • 90 Washington St, Haverhill MA 01832 • 978.944.4126
Slow Down and Receive with Brenna Matthews
Saturday Nov 7, 2-4pm
The ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang describes how opposite forces are actually complimentary and interdependent in the natural world. When Yin and Yang are out of balance, too much of one can weaken or consume the other.
Much of our modern living is overly scheduled and busy, with little emphasis on quiet time and introspection.
During this 2 hour workshop, you will spend time doing a mix of yin, restorative, slow flow vinyasa, and meditation to create balance within. The complementary nature of these styles of yoga will work to create a deep sense of warmth, openness, and receptivity. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Yoga has always made sense to me. Even before I knew what the term was or completed a class, I had the understanding that everything is connected. When I started practicing asana and meditation regularly I felt myself truly wake up physically and mentally. I teach because I want the world to be a more loving place, and I think it can start by more people looking within (perhaps in my yoga class). During my younger years, I played division 1 college soccer and ran half and full marathons. Because of this, I’ve come to appreciate the softness yoga can offer. In my classes, I try to offer this element of softness while challenging the body through measured breathing and creative sequencing. I am ever grateful for the many teachers I have had throughout this journey, most significantly Ame Wren, Schuyler Grant, and my rescue dog Fey who has shown me the meaning of trust and unconditional love.
Thanksgiving Day Vinyasa with Tea & Cookies with Shannon Worth
Thurs Nov 26, 9-10:30am
Looking for a way to not only take time for yourself this holiday but also give back at the same time? Before visiting family and celebrating with food, football or whatever your Thanksgiving has in store, join Shannon for the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Day practice at The Yoga Tree, an all levels sweaty and joyful vinyasa flow (90min). All profits will be donated to be donated to Somebody Cares New England to help with their Thanksgiving Day/XMAS outreach efforts in Haverhill. Donations of $10-$20 recommended but ALL appreciated:. Donations of canned foods are also appreciated!
Space is limited so please be sure to register your family and friends to ensure a mat space for this very special practice!
A DAY WITH AME WREN- FEB 20th
Mad Props with Ame Wren
COST: $35; $40 after
Whoever invented yoga props was a genius. This workshop will teach you how to use them. Contrary to popular belief, yoga props do not make poses easier. Often they bring the body into more optimal asana alignment and actually intensify the experience. This is not a workshop on putting a block under your hand. This will be a 2-hour exploration into the magic of props (including the wall) and how to learn from them. Your asana practice will never be the same.
Intentional Alignment and Purposeful Adjustments for Teachers and Aspiring Teachers with Ame Wren
COST: $45 by Feb 17; $50 after
This workshop outlines how to look at students individually and aid them in alignment and action catered to their body type. Through a brief practice, discussion and partner
work, you will gain tools to aid students in adjusting themselves over time. You will learn the basics of vinyasa alignment and assisting as well as how to “see” your students and speak to them (through your voice and your hands) accordingly. There will be a short warm-up practice, but most of our time will be spent discussing the above and practicing on each other. Come with questions and a notebook.