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December offerings at Jala Yoga

By Staff | Nov 28, 2014

Jala Yoga,with locations in Shepherdstown, Charles Town, and Winchester, Virginia, has announced its December workshops and special events. More information about all of the offerings, as well as Jala’s regularly scheduled classes, can be found at www.jalayogaflow.com.

On Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., instructor Whitney Ingram leads “Breathe and Be Still,” a workshop on meditation, stress reduction and breathing techniques. Open to all levels of practitioners, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn ways to reduce anxiety before the holiday season. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The workshop takes place at the Shepherdstown studio, 117 West German Street.

On Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 p.m., Jala Yoga owner Christa Mastrangelo Joyce teaches “Breathe New Life Into You,” at the Winchester studio, Creekside Station, 3119 Valley Avenue. This workshop combines a short sequence of flowing poses followed by a sequence of long-held, restorative poses, along with five breathing techniques, all designed to enable students to find the necessary relaxation to pause and rejuvenate mind and body during the holiday season. The cost is $25 until Dec. 10 and $30 after Dec. 10.

On Sunday, Dec. 21, in the spirit of karma yoga, Jala celebrates the Winter Solstice, from 4-6:30 p.m., with a “Yoga Mala,” the practice of performing 108 sun saluations to welcome the return of the light. The event, open to all levels of practitioners, is a fundraiser to raise money for Jefferson County Community Ministries to adopt a family for the holidays. The event takes place at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s War Memorial Building, 102 East German Street. A potluck meal will follow the practice. Suggested donation is $15-25. No pre-registration is required.

More information can be found at www.jalayogaflow.com or by calling at 401-440-0279.