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Diverse offering of workshops at Jala Yoga in January

By Staff | Jan 2, 2015

Jala Yoga, with locations in Shepherdstown, WV, Charles Town, WV, and Winchester, VA, has announced its January 2015 workshops. From learning meditation techniques to deepening ones practice to experiencing complementary wellness practices, Jala Yoga is committed to providing high quality workshops for all people. Information and registration is available at www.jalayogaflow.com.

On Friday, Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m., yoga instructor Turi Nevin-Turkel and licensed acupuncturist Virginia Hisghman offer “Winter Seasonal Balance: Health and Harmony with Yoga and Acupuncture.” The workshop takes place at the Winchester studio, Creekside Station, 3119 Valley Ave. In this workshop, yoga, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine are combined in a one-of-a-kind experience. Nevin-Turkel teaches a quiet and grounded yoga practice designed to cultivate a deep connection between body, mind, and soul, with a Winter focus. During the relaxation portion of class, Hisghman will provide acupuncture focusing on seasonal balance points (non-insertion option available). The cost of the workshop is $65 and is appropriate for all levels of practitioner.

On Sunday, Jan. 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., instructor Whitney Ingram leads “Breathe and Be Still,” at the Charles Town studio, 307 West Washington Street. Breathing and meditation techniques will be taught as a way to eliminate anxiety and stress. Students will receive adjustments in their seated positions to find the most comfortable way to meditate. This popular workshop, appropriate for all experience levels, is limited to 15 students. The cost is $25 until Jan. 8; $30 afterwards.

During the weekend of Jan. 17-18, Jala Yoga owner Christa Mastrangelo Joyce teaches “Beyond Resolutions: Reconnect, Reaffirm, Let Go,” made up of three individual workshops that can be taken together or separately. They all take place at the Winchester location. On Saturday, Jan. 17, from 12-2:30 p.m., “Stoke the Flames” is focused on building heat and creating intentions in a vigorous yoga class. On Sunday, Jan. 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., “Look Within” guides students in self-contemplation. Also on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1:30-4 p.m., is “Let It Go,” in which students learn to surrender tensions and expectations with restorative poses and moments of deep reflection. The cost is $35 for each session or $90 for all three ($80 if registered by Jan, 10).

On Saturday, Jan. 24, from 12:30-3 p.m., Whitney Ingram teaches “Vinyasa Basics” at the Winchester studio. Covered in this workshop are sun salutations, how to develop a home yoga practice and learning modifications for challenging poses. This workshop, perfect for those new to yoga or those looking to refresh their practice, is limited to 15 students. The cost is $25 until Jan. 20; $30 afterward.

On Saturday, Jan. 31, from 1-4 p.m., internationally certified henna artist Jessi Edwards will teach a “Beginner’s Henna Workshop” at the Winchester studio. The workshop will cover the history of henna, safety, mixing techniques, henna designs and hands on practice and aftercare. Included in the cost of the workshop are supplies including henna, a life-size acrylic hand and design sheets. The cost is $65 if registered by Jan. 23; $75 if registered by Jan. 30. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size is limited to 12 people. All proceeds will benefit 4 Paws for Ability, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, which provides service dogs to children worldwide.

More information about all of the workshops, as well as Jala’s regularly scheduled classes, can be found at www.jalayogaflow.com or by calling 401-440-0279.