Workshop Descriptions

These are some of Local Motion Studio’s regularly occurring Workshops. Check our Schedule for additional Workshops & Series.

INTRO TO AERIAL YOGA

This workshop is designed to give you a secure & detailed understanding of Aerial Yoga fundamentals.

Soft fabric hammocks suspend you while you do traditional and non-traditional yoga poses.

Benefits include:
Assists alignment
Deepens awareness
Immediate spinal decompression
No additional equipment is necessary. You may bring your yoga mat.

We require shirts that cover the underarms and ask that you refrain from wearing zippers or buttons.

Space is limited so please register in advance.

Must sign up in advance. Only 9 spots per workshop.

*This intro workshop is required before you can attend a regular drop in class.

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FAMILY YOGA

Families come together in a lighthearted environment for individual, partner and whole group yoga fun! Age and developmentally appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. This bonding class is open to extended family members and caregivers too!

Children ages 3-7

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YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Enjoy the experience while being held, weightless in an aerial yoga swing.

You will be guided into a state of deep relaxation where breathing and thoughts are slowed. It is not sleep as we think of it, but rather a conscious sleep in the threshold state between sleep and wakefulness. Because one hour of yoga nidra equals about four hours of typical sleep, mental clarity improves, energy increases, creativity & intuition will flourish and mood swings & emotional upsets are minimized. No previous experience needed!

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PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a safe and effective exercise program that you can do at home, give tools to rehab postpartum, and deliver an overall education on your changing body and how this impacts posture, muscle tone, and health.
The information here can be applied to other exercise routines such as yoga, barre, gym workout, etc. to make them safe and more efficient.You will learn:

  • what a diastasis is and how to avoid making it worse
  • important exercises to tone the abdominals & pelvic floor muscles
  • safe exercises for strengthening the whole body that are appropriate for pregnant & postpartum women
  • fundamental exercises that can help with the discomfort found in pregnancy and postpartum
  • Tools for modifying in other classes, and learning how to know when you are ready to amplify

These sessions will be taught by Sara Lavan, owner and director of Local Motion Studio. She has an extensive background in movement, including Pilates, dance, Franklin Method, and Prenatal and postpartum exercise. She received her prenatal and postpartum training with Debra Goodman, and a manual physical therapist with a specialty in woman’s health. Sara recently completed her advanced training in NYC with Debra.

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