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Transformational Fall Workshops at Jala Yoga

By Staff | Oct 3, 2014

Jala Yoga, the inspiring yoga studio with locations in Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Winchester, Virginia, offers a diverse array of workshops this October. Each one provides a transformative experience for yoga practitioners of all levels and with varied interests. Detailed information about each workshop and registration can be done online at www.jalayogaflow.com.

Yoga instructor Mia Hamza returns to Jala’s Shepherdstown studio at 117 West German Street, to lead participants in Light Up Your Life: A Weekend of Transformation, from Oct. 3-5. Four classes over three days will deepen people’s practice and help them discover what makes them unique. Highlights of the weekend include Mia’s signature vinyasa yoga classes, self-exploration through journaling, conversation, myofascial release, and meditation. The cost for the weekend is $100, or $30 for individual classes (days and times online).

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 5 and running for eight consecutive weeks, Paula Barnes brings back the very popular Coredio class to Jala’s Charles Town studio at 307 West Washington Street. The class meets every Sunday from 6-7 p.m. This intermediate level, functional fitness class emphasizes proper form, quality of movement, increased range of motion, toning, increased stamina, and muscle strengthening. Cost for the eight weeks is $125.

On Sunday, Oct. 12, from 2-4 p.m., instructor Ruth Campbell leads a Mala-Making Workshop at Jala’s Shepherdstown studio. The mala is a string of beads used in meditation and in the recitation of mantras. Students will receive a mala-making kit, learn how to make and use the mala in their practice, and have a yoga class that incorporates use of their mala. The cost is $20 and includes the mala kit.

On Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m., instructor Turi Nevin-Turkel leads an Introduction to Yin Yoga workshop at the Winchester studio at Creekside Station, 3119 Valley Avenue. Suitable for students of all experience levels, the deep stretches of Yin Yoga target the connective tissues of the back, hips, shoulders and thighs. Its benefits include regulated energy levels, decreased stress levels, greater strength, flexibility and stamina, increased circulation to the joints, a greater sense of calm, and an increased ability to be present-minded. Cost is $35, with an early bird discount price of $30 until Oct. 19.

For more information and to register for any of these workshops, visit www.jalayogaflow.com or call 401-440-0279.