Classes and Workshops

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 Relax, Release and Energize with Longevity Yoga

Would you like to open and breath more fully, increase circulation, reduce tension and connect with deep relaxation?

Join us in learning this accessible and deeply effective practice to reach you goals for better health and well-being!

This series is an in-depth exploration of the Longevity Yoga practice. In these sessions we will learn all of the postures of the basic practice set in detail. Beginners will be introduced to the core principles of LY, including proper positioning, working without strain, how to open breathing, how to release physical tension, and more.

More experienced students will have an opportunity to get individual feedback and dive more deeply into core principles including positional and transitional circularity, deeper physical alignments, and hallmarks of connective tissue/nervous system release.

Questions? email Katie@LongevityYoga.com

When:      Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30, November 8 – December 20, 2016

Where:    Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge (parking lot avail)

Cost:        $105 for 7 week series, register via PayPal below:




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We’re continuing our series of classes exploring Longevity Yoga and Qigong fundamentals to promote healthy breathing patterns, and to stretch and open the body for your own personal optimal circulation and flexibility. We will learn exercises and postures that are accessible and efficient for feeling internally, developing energy in the body, and for clearing blockages that impede its flow. Learn skills that leave you feeling progressively more relaxed, renewed and calm, and empower you internally to achieve better health!

Classes held at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

Contact Katie@LongevityYoga.com for more info

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Breathe, Expand and Energize

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Increase health and vitality with Longevity Yoga & Qigong fundamentals. In this class we learn simple and accessible postures and exercises that open and stretch the body, and result in better breathing, circulation, stress relief and energy. Beginners will be introduced to foundation principles of body positioning, Longevity Breathing and movement. More advanced practitioners will have an opportunity delve more deeply into core principles including alignments, internal coordination and nervous system release.

 

Classes held at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

Mondays:  7:45 – 9:00 PM, April 11 – May 23, 2016

Cost:  $110.00 for seven week series, register below:




For more information, call 617-575-9642  or email LongevityYoga@gmail.com

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We are happy to host senior Energy Arts instructor Craig Barnes  for our next workshop  Sunday, June 21, 2015.

Building on the basic techniques covered in the last workshop, we will learn more circles and movements in the Circling Hands chi gung set. We will explore how to use tissue twisting and lengthening to open and unify the body, connecting the movement and chi of the arms and legs to each other. This process is extremely effective for unbinding blocked, stagnant, and weak chi, and increasing vitality and sense of well being.

This workshop will be followed by a four week series taught by Katie Keane that will continue to explore these techniques. Workshops and classes are open to students at all levels.  While we are building on material from prior workshop/classes, there are no prerequisites for attending  current offerings. If  you have further questions, contact us at LongevityYoga@gmail.com.

Classes held at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

Sunday, June 21, 2015:  1:00 – 3:30 workshop with Craig Barnes,  fee: $45

Sundays, June 28 – July 19, 2015:  4:00 – 5:15 class series with Katie Keane, fee: $60

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New Class!  Refresh and Restore Your Chi

We are excited to host senior Energy Arts instructor Craig Barnes to kick off our new series of classes! Craig has been studying Taoist arts since 1987, and is highly skilled at bringing students to a deep embodied understanding of the material he teaches. Don’t miss this opportunity!

In this session we will explore fundamental nei gung principles through standing qigong and circling hands. These exercises are accessible and extremely efficient for feeling and developing chi (energy) in the body, and for clearing blockages that impede its flow. They are an excellent adjunct practice to Longevity Yoga for developing clarity and stamina in yoga practice. The first class, taught by Craig, will cover essential principles using standing qigong and circling hands;  subsequent classes, taught by Katie, will continue to explore these principles.

This session is open to students at all levels, and is especially relevant to human service workers looking for self-care tools to stay grounded and refreshed throughout the workday.

Tuesdays, April 28 – June 9, 2015 at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

April 28:  9:30 – 12:00 with Craig Barnes

May 5 – June 9:   9:30 – 11:00 with Katie Keane

Tuition:  $130 for whole the session including class with Craig, $45 for first class only with Craig

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Energetic Fitness with Longevity Yoga

This series is an in-depth exploration of the Longevity Yoga practice postures. In these sessions we will learn all of the postures of the basic practice set in detail. Beginners will be introduced to the core principles of LY, more advanced students will have an opportunity to get individual feedback and dive more deeply into core principles including positional and transitional circularity, deeper physical alignments, and hallmarks of nervous system release.

Sundays, 3:00 – 5:00 at Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge

February 16, 2014focus on preliminary postures and core principles

March 9, 2014 –  focus on cross-legged and kneeling postures

April 13, 2014 – review and focus on spinal/pelvic lift postures

June 22, 2014 – focus on extended leg postures

Tuition is $25 per class pre-registered, $30 day of class

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Join us for an afternoon of fun and relaxation

Sunday, January 19, 3:00 – 5:00

 

Winter is here! In the Traditional Chinese Medicine model, this is a time of year to move inward, slow down and take it easy. In contrast, many of us are revved up from the holiday season’s celebrations and stresses, and resolutions for the fresh start of the new year. Our bodies interpret this seasonal stress, whether positive or negative, in a similar fashion – we may not be sleeping deeply or long enough, we may feel some extra physical tension, exhaustion or emotional over-excitement. These are signals that the nervous system (and the body) is accelerating, at a time of year when it is wise to decelerate.  In this workshop we will explore TLY principles and techniques to soothe the body and relax the mind, to synch with the natural rhythm of season and nurture ourselves. This workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

Location:          Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Cost:                 $25 pre-registered, $30 day of class

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Free Your Joints with Longevity Yoga

Bring more freedom and relaxation to your whole body!

Did you know that the shoulders and hips are the main translators of both movement and stability from the torso to the limbs? Too much tension in the tendons and ligaments attached to these four joints can result in muscular tension in the neck, shoulders and back, repetitive strain and chronic discomfort in daily activities, including long periods of sitting. LY is an excellent method for reducing these types of pain and tension.

In this mixed-level class you will learn how to use simple Longevity Yoga postures and movements to loosen and relax the the shoulders and hips – in Longevity Yoga terms, the “four points” – and bring about full body relief and relaxation. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced practitioners.

Date:               November 24, 2013

Time:               3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:        Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway, Cambridge, MA  – Free parking, near Central Square Red Line, click here for Google Maps location

Cost:               Registration Closed

Instructor:      Katie Keane

*Please bring a yoga mat

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New Introduction to Longevity Yoga 3 Week Series

In these classes we will learn the Longevity Yoga postures of the basic set. We will also explore simple movements within these postures that facilitate physical and mental relaxation. By the end of the series, you will have simple and very effective routine that you can practice at home.

Dates:             December 3 – December 17, 2013

Time:              Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location:        Munroe Street, Union Square, Somerville – Free Street parking, near bus lines (location details given upon registering)

Cost:               $5 – $15 sliding scale per class, $15 – $45 for series;  please email Katie@LongevityYoga.com to register

Instructor:      Katie Keane

*Please bring a yoga mat*