Monthly Men's Sangha
December 14, 2022 (Monthly, 2nd Thursday of the Month)
$10-25 (pay what you are able)
The word "sangha" means community. At Sattva, we recognize the need for men to gather together, to hold space for one another as we travel the sacred journey from the head to the heart.
It is typical for men to think they have to “keep it together” or to not show emotions. But being in touch with emotions, and knowing how to use them constructively, is a way of strength, not weakness.
Hosted on the third Thursday of each month by Alan Kuhl, this group provides a space for men to be vulnerable and talk about life at face value. To share experiences, strength, and hope with one another as we get to know ourselves better.
Each Monthly Men's Sangha meeting will have an opening circle with intention setting, discussions, and a closing meditation.
Cost is $10-25--pay what you are able.
New Year's Yin Yoga & Self-Massage
December 31, 2022
Join Megan, a longtime yogi and bodywork practitioner, for a year-end Yin Yoga & Self-Massage workshop. Yin Yoga is a practice that takes us inward, that helps us slow down and unwind, and take a look at what is happening inside our bodies, inside ourselves. Megan will combine her love of Yin Yoga with her love of bodywork and massage to lead participants through a Yin Yoga and Self-Massage class. We will work through each area of the body to release it, first with Yin poses, then with rebound, and then with massaging the area of the body that was targeted in the posture. LIttle by little, we will unwind the body through gentle movement, through our own loving hands, and through rest.
Each participant will also receive a brief head and foot massage at the end of their practice from Megan.
Yoga for Golfers
Wednesdays in January
January 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2024
Join Craig Snyder, a lifetime golfer and longtime yoga teacher, for a 4-week yoga series tailor-made for golfers. Craig will use his golf game and his yoga practice to help you find more strength, better balance, and greater flexibility for improved performance on the green. Accessible for all bodies, all genders and all ages of golfers, this series will help golfers focus on hip opening, proper knee movement, core strength & core twisting, ankle flexion, and spinal movement. And it will help golfers improve their focus because a big part of yoga is learning how to focus one’s mind on the posture at hand (much like golf!).
Craig will also teach you breath techniques that will help provide smooth movement, purposeful timing, and completion of movements. While he cannot guarantee a scratch handicap, Craig will provide participants with tools to help them feel stronger and more vibrant on and off the green, with better endurance for a lifetime of more enjoyable golf.
Not local to York, PA? No problem. This series will be made available via zoom to participants who cannot be at Sattva in person.
Questions? Email Craig at email@example.com
Intro to Qigong
Sundays in January
January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2024
$80, adults only
Qigong literally means "life energy cultivation". It is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing and meditation used for the purposes of holistic wellbeing for mind, body and spirit.
In this intro series, we will begin with what is known in Healing Qigong as "Open the Gates", which is a set of warm-up exercises that are a traditional way to prepare your body and mind for your Qigong practice. They wake up your body by gently increasing your circulation, activating the lymphatic system, priming your neural pathways, lubricating your joints and connective tissues and loosening up tight muscles, and they put you in a good frame of mind. Every week thereafter in this series, we will begin with "warm ups" and then move into a different practice/set of movements. We may also enter into some conversation as to Qigong's connections to Traditional Chinese Meditation. This series of classes is a wonderful opportunity to begin your exploration of this life enhancing practice.
Qigong is a gentle, slow-movement practice intended for us to enter a more natural "flow state" of movement. It is important that you honor your own physical movement limitations during practice, as well as to take impeccable care of your whole self. This practice offers us the intention to slow down in order to notice and feel into our bodies and energies to find a connection to more optimal health and living.
Questions? Email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just click the link to register below!
Yoga Foundations: A Journey Toward Wellness
Wednesdays in January
January 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2024
Embark on a journey toward wellness with our Yoga Foundations Series. Whether you're new to yoga or looking to rekindle your practice, this 4-week series is designed to gently introduce you to the fundamentals of yoga in a supportive and accessible way. Led by Shelley Herlihy, an experienced instructor, each weekly session will focus on building a strong foundation in basic postures, breath awareness, and mindful relaxation techniques. As you progress through the series, you'll experience increased flexibility, improved strength, and a heightened sense of inner calm. Our inclusive and encouraging environment ensures that everyone, regardless of fitness level or age, can enjoy the numerous benefits of yoga. Join us for this empowering experience and discover the joy of nurturing your mind, body, and spirit.
Investment in yourself is $95 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited so each participant receives personalized attention. Unroll your mat and join us!
Questions: email Shelley at email@example.com
Full Moon Release Ceremony
Saturday, February 24, 2024 (Snow Moon)
Treat yourself to an evening of information as well as transformation! The full moon is a time of heightened and often intense energy. We often aren’t even aware of the full effect the moon has on our minds as well as our bodies and spirits. Come take this opportunity to learn not only how and why the moon has these affects but also how to work with it! Together we’ll learn how to use the moon’s energy to support us on a rejuvenating journey of letting go, with intention setting, with sharing, and through using techniques like pranayama and sound meditation.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org OR just use the link to register below. All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.