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  1. Dance Improv, Live!

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    • With: Catherine Judd
    • Dates: Friday, October 03, 2014
    • Times: 08:00PM to 10:00PM
    Drag in Friday Evening . . .
    Bounce Out Friday Night!
     

    Founded in 1985 by Catherine Judd, Princeton’s Dance Improv, Live! is a lightly structured evening of self-expression through movement and live music. It is a bare-feet, comfy-clothes, free-movement workshop with live music, which has become not only a Princeton institution but a cutting-edge dance/movement event known nationwide. In so many ways, Dance Improv has shaped and inspired the lives of the thousands of people who have come through its doors during its almost 30 years.

    Dance Improv is a place to move and be moved, a place to play, build community, and form new and lasting friendships. With the help of a light structure and live music, you’ll make contact with yourself and others through fresh and creative motion. It’s meditation, exercise, and healing all rolled into one joyous evening! Beginners welcome—-come share your energy and get hooked on the event that has connected people from New York to Philly for 29 years.

    Registration only – Please pay workshop leader directly

    $18 at the door
    $12 first-timers or full-time students with ID
    $12 each if you bring a first-time guest

    Cash only and please pay workshop leader directly

    For details, call Catherine Judd at 609-924-3767.
  2. Drum & Dance Fire Circle

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    • With: Mark Wood
    • Dates: Saturday, October 04, 2014
    • Times: 08:00PM to 10:30PM
    Free for PCYH Members

    Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up.

    Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being.


    Drummers, dancers, hoopers and such, join us for one of our unique and fun Princeton Drum & Dance Fire Circle!


    • Seating is limited so bring a chair.
    • Other things you may want to bring; bug spray, light jacket.
    • When you arrive PLEASE check in at the desk inside the studio.
    Need a drum to use?
    E-mail info@woodndrums.com to reserve one "~ by Friday.

    No experience necessary. All drums are provided (if you reserve a drum) or bring your own.

    See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named our Circle the #1 Drum Circle in Central NJ!

     
    Weather permitting – in case of inclement weather the Drum Circle will be held indoors.

    Costs: $15
    Free for PCYH Members

  3. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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    Jeffrey Rutstein, Psy.D, clinical psychologist and director of the Life Center for Growth and Health, PC and Deborah Metzger, E-500-RYT, LSW, PCYH’s Founder and Director, will teach students the same 8-week series that forms the basis today for the key research studies with meditation.

    Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. People who have participated in MBSR have found help with a range of physiological and stress-related conditions including chronic pain, IBS, migraine headaches, high blood pressure, cancer, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. MBSR provides training in meditation, mindful-yoga, and relaxation to mobilize your mind/body resources to work with stress, pain, and illness in new ways that can promote growth and healing.

    The program includes eight 2 hour sessions, a one day retreat, a workbook, and practice CDs. Its success requires a strong commitment to daily practice.

    More information here:

    Fall 2014 Program:
    8 weeks:
    Tuesdays, October 7- November 25, 2014 – 7:15 to 9:15 pm

    Retreat:

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 -  9:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Free Intros:
    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
    Tuesday, September 16,  2014 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm


    Special 2014 rate – PCYH gift to you:

    Only time this program is scheduled in 2014 and at a reduced rate

    $597 (regularly $850)
    $547 if paid by September 9, 2014
    (NOTE: 2 spaces left! Signup now to reserve your space.)
     
  4. Prana Yoga Teacher Training (200 hr)

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    Runs from October 11, 2014 through June 28, 2015

    Prana is the Sanskrit word for universal energy or “life force,” analogous to the Chinese concept of “chi” or what homeopaths call “vital force.” In the yogic tradition, prana is seen as pervading and animating the universe, flowing through all things, including us. Yogic practices are designed to increase the flow of prana in our bodies and minds to facilitate healing and expand consciousness. Increased pranic flow enhances mental clarity, emotional stability and physical vitality. This training will enable you to become a teacher of yoga at its essence and greatly expand the depth and power of your practice and the healing experiences of your students.

    Jeff Migdow, MD, a holistic physician and Reiki master/ practitioner for over 25 years has been the director of the Prana Yoga Teacher Training program since 1997 and was also the director of Kripalu Yoga teacher Training, certifying over 1,500 yoga teachers. He has taught and studied yoga and healing extensively in North and South America, India and Japan. With his profound expertise in yoga practice and scriptures and his knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as the contributions of other special guest educators, you will experience and learn a truly complete approach to this ancient and profound discipline.
     
    Marisa Bonfanti, assistant director, is a graduate of the Prana Yoga Teacher Training (2004) and has her own private full-time yoga teaching, yoga therapy, and Thai Yoga Bodywork practice in NYC. She creates safe, nurturing spaces for people to learn, heal, and thrive through body-breath-energy awareness. With more than 1000 hours of training in yoga and energy work and 10 years of leadership practice in the field including guest leader of Prana Yoga Teacher Training, Marisa brings a wide range of experience and expertise as well as a true gift for communicating.
     
    PLEASE NOTE: Submission and approval of your application by Dr. Migdow is required before you will be able to sign up for the training.
     
    To sign up please contact Deborah: Deborah@princetonyoga.com
     
     
     
  5. Erin Motz: Bad Yogi Master Class

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    • With: Erin Motz
    • Dates: Friday, October 17, 2014
    • Times: 07:30PM to 09:30PM
    Suitable for all levels – student through teacher

    Starting with a brief talk about Erin’’s philosophy and what it means to be a “bad yogi,” (hint: probably not what you’’d expect!) we’’ll dive right in to a 75-minute dynamic flow. Her signature style is creative, playful, and vigorous. In true Bad Yogi fashion, we’ll have rockin’ music where we’ll play with unique transitions and creative variations on sun salutations. You won’’t hear much Sanskrit but you’’ll probably get a few corny jokes, some fun facts about your own body, and sweet, delicious deep stretches. This class has a strong anatomical focus and is sure to challenge the body while maintaining a clear mind and is designed to help you fall in love with Yoga all over again.

    Sign up here for Single workshop: $40
    Erin Motz Weekend pass: $140/$120 if prepaid by 9/17/2014

    Qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs
    CEU Certificate will be issued for $10 if pre-ordered or $15 at door. If you need a certificate, please add CEU-Certificate to your order.

  6. Erin Motz: The ‘Bad’ Yogi

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    • With: Erin Motz
    • Dates: Friday, October 17, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
    • Times: 12:00AM to 12:00AM
    • Days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Erin Motz is a carniverous, red wine and French cheese-loving, traveling yoga instructor based in Tampa Bay. She teaches vinyasa flow and aims to keep the classes fun and accessible. You won’t hear much Sanskrit but you’ll probably get plenty of corny jokes, lots of core work, and sweet, delicious deep stretches. Erin teaches challenging classes and workshops to build a strong body while maintaining a clear mind. Teaching yoga has been one of her greatest pleasures.

    Sign up here for Weekend pass: $140/$120 if prepaid by 9/17/2014
    Single workshop: $40

    PCYH Teachers and SEVAs get an additional $20 off the early registration discount of a weekend pass if paid by 8/18/2014 – please call to register

    Qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs
    CEU Certificate will be issued for $10 if pre-ordered or $15 at door. If you need a certificate, please add CEU-Certificate to your order.


    Bad Yogi Master Class
    Friday, October 17, 2014 – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Starting with a brief talk about Erin’s philosophy and what it means to be a “bad yogi,” (hint: probably not what you’d expect!) we’ll dive right in to a 75-minute dynamic flow.

    Happy Hips with a Side of Twists
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    In this is workshop, we’ll help your body work better for you. Work out the kinks in the muscles around the hips and pelvis to free up some space and be able to move freely and with ease.

    Core Madness
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    We build strength smartly and move with intention to build strength from the front to the back. This is all about finding the balance between our strength and our flexibility.

    Fearless Flying – Arm balances & Inversions
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    We’re tossing fear to the side as we move through the foundations of arm balances and the basics of flying into inversions after a solid Vinyasa Flow warm-up. For inversion newbies: get comfortable and gain confidence in the basics! For seasoned fliers: learn new transitions and funky variations on the classics!

  7. Erin Motz: Happy Hips with a Side of Twists

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    • With: Erin Motz
    • Dates: Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • Times: 12:00PM to 02:00PM
    Suitable for all levels – student through teacher

    Do you feel like the Tin Man? Stiff from long commutes in the car or train or subway? Tight from sitting at a desk or standing up all day? Our hips are our center of gravity and it’s imperative that we keep this region balanced for optimal health. In this is workshop, we’ll help your body work better for you. Work out the kinks in the muscles around the hips and pelvis to free up some space and be able to move freely and with ease. You’ll increase range of motion and flexibility, and leave feeling open, joyful, and comfortable!

    Sign up here for Single workshop: $40
    Erin Motz Weekend pass: $140/$120 if prepaid by 9/17/2014

    Qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs
    CEU Certificate will be issued for $10 if pre-ordered or $15 at door. If you need a certificate, please add CEU-Certificate to your order.
  8. Erin Motz: Core Madness

    Register Now

    • With: Erin Motz
    • Dates: Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • Times: 03:00PM to 04:30PM
    Suitable for all levels – student through teacher

    The core is the body’s powerhouse and far more than just the superficial abdominal muscles. And as a yogi, a strong core is essential to seeing progress in your practice. Not only will a strong core will make your back sturdier and your mid-section firmer, but it’ll increase your body awareness in every aspect and every pose of your practice. We build strength smartly and move with intention to build strength from the front to the back. This is all about finding the balance between our strength and our flexibility.

    Sign up here for Single workshop: $40
    Erin Motz Weekend pass: $140/$120 if prepaid by 9/17/2014

    Qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs
    CEU Certificate will be issued for $10 if pre-ordered or $15 at door. If you need a certificate, please add CEU-Certificate to your order.
  9. Kirtan

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    Join us for an evening of ecstatic chanting with Sharon Silverstein and The Peace Project, a singer/songwriter for the past 26 years, a Yogini for the past 9 years and practicing Bhakti yoga for the past 6 years. Sharon combines the ancient mantras with her contemporary musical style to bring the energy of pure joy and happiness to this beautiful sacred tradition.
     
    Sharon will be joined by Jennifer Dowd (Flute) and
    Vincent Pierce (Tabla/Percussion)


    $20/$15 if pre-registered by 10/16
  10. Erin Motz: Fearless Flying – Arm Balances & Inversions

    Register Now

    • With: Erin Motz
    • Dates: Sunday, October 19, 2014
    • Times: 11:00AM to 01:00PM
    Suitable for all levels – student through teacher

    We’re tossing fear to the side as we move through the foundations of arm balances and the basics of flying into inversions after a solid Vinyasa Flow warm-up. For inversion newbies: get comfortable and gain confidence in the basics! For seasoned fliers: learn new transitions and funky variations on the classics! We’’ll break each pose down to its basic components to make these accessible so you can confidently begin to incorporate them into your practice.

    Sign up here for Single workshop: $40
    Erin Motz Weekend pass: $140/$120 if prepaid by 9/17/2014

    Qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEUs
    CEU Certificate will be issued for $10 if pre-ordered or $15 at door. If you need a certificate, please add CEU-Certificate to your order.
  11. Insight Meditation Open House

    Register Now

    Whether you are curious about meditation as a way to deal with stress and calm your mind, or you are a long term meditator who wants some fine tuning, we invite you to explore Insight Meditation, known in Asia as Vipassana.
     
    At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness – a process that cultivates a clear, non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, and actions. You will get the opportunity for short meditation practice sittings and time for questions.
     
    Open to beginners and experienced meditators.

    Free: Donations (Dana) welcome.

  12. Drum & Dance Circle

    Register Now

    • With: Mark Wood
    • Dates: Saturday, November 01, 2014
    • Times: 08:00PM to 10:00PM
    Free for PCYH Members

    Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up.

    Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being.

    Drummers, dancers, hoopers and such, join us for one of our unique and fun Princeton Drum & Dance Circle!

    Need a drum to use?
    E-mail info@ woodndrums.com to reserve one, by Friday!

    No experience necessary! All drums are provided (if you reserve a drum) or bring your own.

    See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named our Circle the #1 Drum Circle in Central NJ!

     

    Costs: $15

    Free for PCYH Members

     


  13. Dance Improv, Live!

    Register Now

    • With: Catherine Judd
    • Dates: Friday, November 07, 2014
    • Times: 08:00PM to 10:00PM
    Drag in Friday Evening . . .
    Bounce Out Friday Night!
     

    Founded in 1985 by Catherine Judd, Princeton’s Dance Improv, Live! is a lightly structured evening of self-expression through movement and live music. It is a bare-feet, comfy-clothes, free-movement workshop with live music, which has become not only a Princeton institution but a cutting-edge dance/movement event known nationwide. In so many ways, Dance Improv has shaped and inspired the lives of the thousands of people who have come through its doors during its almost 30 years.

    Dance Improv is a place to move and be moved, a place to play, build community, and form new and lasting friendships. With the help of a light structure and live music, you’ll make contact with yourself and others through fresh and creative motion. It’s meditation, exercise, and healing all rolled into one joyous evening! Beginners welcome—-come share your energy and get hooked on the event that has connected people from New York to Philly for 29 years.

    Registration only – Please pay workshop leader directly

    $18 at the door
    $12 first-timers or full-time students with ID
    $12 each if you bring a first-time guest

    Cash only and please pay workshop leader directly

    For details, call Catherine Judd at 609-924-3767.
  14. Children’s Yoga Teacher Training – Level 1

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    This Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive certification in yoga and mindfulness practices for children and youth ages 3 to 18. Certified by Yoga Alliance, training focuses on the complete physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students. Participants will leave training with the tools to help children connect to themselves & their community, access the calming power of their breath, develop focus & concentration, feel strong and confident through physical movement, and learn how to nurture themselves through relaxation.

    More information here:
    http://princetonyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training/children-yoga-teacher-training/

    In addition to offering a wide range of activities that you can immediately implement with your students, the Little Flower Yoga training teaches you how to create activities within a framework of safety, relevance and student engagement. You do not have to be a yoga teacher to particpate – classroom teachers, counselors, physical and occupational therapists, parents, and all those who are interested in helping the children in their lives become the best versions of themselves are welcome.

    This training is appropriate for anyone who is interested in helping children become the best versions of themselves. Each training session contains a diverse group of yoga teachers, classroom teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, counselors, parents and many more.

    LEVEL ONE
    The Level One Little Flower Yoga intensive will provide you with the fundamental understanding and tools needed to teach a well rounded class that incorporates all aspects of the practice.
    • Making asana (yoga poses) accessible, safe and engaging for youth
    • Pranayama (breathwork) for youth
    • Introduction to mindfulness & meditation practices
    • Partner and group yoga practices
    • Finding teachable moments & incorporating academic skills into yoga classes
    • Guiding principles for teaching classes based on a compassionate understanding of students’ needs
    • Creating a well rounded yoga lesson plan
    • The ethics of teaching yoga to children


    Learn more here:
    http://princetonyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training/children-yoga-teacher-training/

    Dates for 2015
    Level 1 – January 31/February 1
    Level 2 – March 14/15

    Level 3 – May 2/3

    Tuition: $695/$595 if paid by 10/08/14
    Cash/check – preferred
    For payments with credit card a 7% fee is charged

  15. Essential Oils: Allergies, Colds & Flu’s

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    Experience the healing properties of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils and learn to take your wellness into your own hands. Learn to treat not just the symptoms of colds and flus but how to prevent them in the first place by arming yourself and your family with the defenses that mother nature provides us.

    Skip that flu shot and those trips to the doctor’’s office and pharmacy and instead invest in a natural way of dealing with the cold and flu season.

    Smell, taste, and apply some of the most immune-strengthening oils out there, and learn how each one can support you and your family in your health this winter. You will learn the difference between Therapeutic Grade oils and others on the market, and have the chance to ask questions, share, and hear other’’s inspirational stories of healing.

    If you are interested in becoming a wholesale customer and saving 24% or more on your oils or want more information about offsetting your costs and earning more income by educating others in healing the Young Living way, plan to stay an extra half hour for a special short session with Nancy about this.

    $20/$16 if pre-paid by 11/13
  16. Essential Oils: Distributor Meeting

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    Distributor meeting and opportunity to learn about ways to purchase Young Living Products products wholesale and/or create a livelihood in wellness.

    Please contact us (deborah@princetonyoga.com) for more information regarding Young Living Products and/or to participate in this meeting.
  17. Insight Meditation Open House

    Register Now

    Whether you are curious about meditation as a way to deal with stress and calm your mind, or you are a long term meditator who wants some fine tuning, we invite you to explore Insight Meditation, known in Asia as Vipassana.
     
    At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness – a process that cultivates a clear, non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, and actions. You will get the opportunity for short meditation practice sittings and time for questions.
     
    Open to beginners and experienced meditators.

    Free: Donations (Dana) welcome.

  18. Dance Improv, Live!

    Register Now

    • With: Catherine Judd
    • Dates: Friday, December 05, 2014
    • Times: 08:00PM to 10:00PM
    Drag in Friday Evening . . .
    Bounce Out Friday Night!
     

    Founded in 1985 by Catherine Judd, Princeton’s Dance Improv, Live! is a lightly structured evening of self-expression through movement and live music. It is a bare-feet, comfy-clothes, free-movement workshop with live music, which has become not only a Princeton institution but a cutting-edge dance/movement event known nationwide. In so many ways, Dance Improv has shaped and inspired the lives of the thousands of people who have come through its doors during its almost 30 years.

    Dance Improv is a place to move and be moved, a place to play, build community, and form new and lasting friendships. With the help of a light structure and live music, you’ll make contact with yourself and others through fresh and creative motion. It’s meditation, exercise, and healing all rolled into one joyous evening! Beginners welcome—-come share your energy and get hooked on the event that has connected people from New York to Philly for 29 years.

    Registration only – Please pay workshop leader directly

    $18 at the door
    $12 first-timers or full-time students with ID
    $12 each if you bring a first-time guest

    Cash only and please pay workshop leader directly

    For details, call Catherine Judd at 609-924-3767.
  19. Drum & Dance Circle

    Register Now

    • With: Mark Wood
    • Dates: Saturday, December 06, 2014
    • Times: 08:00PM to 10:00PM
    Free for PCYH Members

    Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up.

    Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being.

    Drummers, dancers, hoopers and such, join us for one of our unique and fun Princeton Drum & Dance Circle!

    Need a drum to use?
    E-mail info@ woodndrums.com to reserve one, by Friday!

    No experience necessary! All drums are provided (if you reserve a drum) or bring your own.

    See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named our Circle the #1 Drum Circle in Central NJ!

     

    Costs: $15

    Free for PCYH Members

     


  20. Insight Meditation Open House

    Register Now

    Whether you are curious about meditation as a way to deal with stress and calm your mind, or you are a long term meditator who wants some fine tuning, we invite you to explore Insight Meditation, known in Asia as Vipassana.
     
    At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness – a process that cultivates a clear, non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, and actions. You will get the opportunity for short meditation practice sittings and time for questions.
     
    Open to beginners and experienced meditators.

    Free: Donations (Dana) welcome.

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