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March into spring with Jala Yoga’s upcoming workshops

By Staff | Feb 27, 2015

Jala Yoga, with locations in Winchester, Virginia, Shepherdstown and Charles Town has announced its March workshops. From learning the basics to experiencing acupuncture to trying out meditation, there are opportunities for people of all ages and levels. Registration for all workshops can be done at www.jalayogaflow.com or by phoning 401-440-0279.

For five consecutive Sundays, from March 1 to March 29, 2-3:30 p.m., Kathi Peterson teaches a “Beginner’s Series” at the Charles Town studio, 307 West Washington Street. This course introduces new yoga students to the philosophy and postures of yoga. It is designed so that upon completion, students will be comfortable taking other yoga classes and developing their own yoga practice. The cost is $60 for all five classes.

Instructor Jocelynne Lowans teaches “Big Yogi, Little Yogi” on Wednesdays, from March 4 to April 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Shepherdstown studio, 117 West German Street. This class is for children from 0-3 and their parent or caregiver. It is intended to introduce little ones to the importance of movement, stillness, playfulness and self-care. The cost is $50 for all five weeks.

Jake White, a dedicated Integrative Energetic Medicine Practitioner based in Winchester, VA, leads “Heal Your Heart: Meditation for All” on Friday, March 6, 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Winchester studio, Creekside Station, 3119 Valley Avenue. This workshop will utilize meditation, energetic healing techniques, group interaction, and instruction to reconcile with the past and move towards living fully from the heart. The cost is $20.

Pilates instructor Jaime Haines teaches “Introduction to Pilates: Posture and Principle” on Saturday, March 7, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Winchester studio. In this workshop, Haines explains the principles and postures of this exercise system, including how to properly activate the deep core muscles known as the Powerhouse. The workshop includes a postural alignment assessment and a 60-minute Pilates mat session. The cost is $10.

Jala Yoga owner and founder Christa Mastrangelo Joyce teaches “Renew Your Resolve: Reconnect, Reaffirm and Let Go” on Saturday, March 14, 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Winchester studio. The workshop is designed to give participants a fresh start as spring approaches. Included in this five hour workshop is a vinyasa flow yoga class, breath work, journaling, a restorative yoga practice and self-massage work. The cost is $65.

Yoga Instructor Turi Nevin-Turkel and Acupuncturist Virginia Hisghman team up to lead a “Spring Seasonal Balance and Acupuncture” worshop on Friday, March 20, 6-8 p.m., at the Winchester studio. This workshop combines the wisdom and techniques of Traditional Oriental Medicine and Yoga to bring students into a space of health, happiness, balance and peace. In this workshop, a yin yoga practice will cultivate a deeper connection with the body, mind, and soul, and during a long relaxation, students will experience a guided meditation and acupuncture. The cost is $65.

On Sunday, March 29, 2-4 p.m., Kate Deriso leads “Rebuilding Your Body: Restorative Movement Therapy” at the Charles Town studio. Deriso is a massage therapist and yoga instructor who works with clients who suffer from chronic pain and sports injuries. In this workshop, she will introduce a system of integrated therapeutic corrective movements, exercises and stretches that will increase strength and mobility, correct dysfunctional movement patters, and give knowledge on how to decrease pain and discomfort, perfect for anyone who has experienced pain, discomfort and injury, and wants to take greater control over their well-being. The cost is $35.

Jala Yoga offers yoga classes seven days a week at its three locations. To register for workshops and classes and for more information about Jala Yoga, please visit www.jalayogaflow.com or call 401-440-0279.