We offer many Workshops and specialty classes at Breathe. Check this page frequently for updates.
Mindful Meditation for Stress & Anxiety
Thursday 8:15pm @ Breathe(too)
Learn relaxing techniques and ways to clear your emotions to live a happier healthier life. 45 minutes of mindful meditation in a group setting. During Anita's meditation classes, she will show you a technique to identify the pain/stress and to release it. She used this technique to manage stress for herself when she worked on Wall Street and when she ran a free clinic in India. She'll also teach you how to connect with the universe and how to use the information the universe provides you to help you along your path. To register, click on the class from our Calendar page.
Kids’ Yoga Spring Session
Sundays at 12:30 PM**
April 7 thru June 2
Let your little one, in grades K-6 experience the wonder of yoga with other kiddos in a whimsical and easy way. While certainly open to the upper primary grades, this class is most recommended for grades K-4.
Each class will explore fundamental yoga poses while increasing flexibility, strength, coordination, posture, self-calming techniques and relaxation. Parents are encouraged to drop their kids off and enjoy some time alone.
Each class will offer a different theme:
April 7 - Storybook Yoga - we'll do yoga sequences along with favorite fairy tales and legends as well as some we make up!
April 28 - Dragon Yoga - Young yogis will use their imaginations to travel to a magical world where they will learn all the poses they need to transform into dragons
May 12 - Mommy & Me - Quality time and partner poses to celebrate this special bond -- a nice little afternoon activity on Mothers' Day!
May 19 - Yoga and Art - we will explore different artistic mediums as we practice meditation by making mandalas. We will also move our bodies and create living mandalas by doing group poses which build collaboration and cooperative skills.
June 2 - Yoga Dance - in this class, the kids will learn some yoga “choreography” to go with fun music! They will take home copies of the sequences as well as the names of the songs so they can get moving at home too!
Sorry -- no refunds for missed classes. You can register for individual classes at $15 per class -- just click on the DROP IN link on the calendar to register.
**PLEASE NOTE: All Kids Yoga classes will be at 12:30pm on Sunday at our main studio located at 6350 Rolling Mill Place in Springfield
All classes taught by Annie Welsch, a 200 RYT and FCPS elementary school music teacher
We have all the gear your child will need. Encourage your child to dress comfortably and avoid jeans.
Click here to register for the full session for $65
You may also choose to register for individual sessions for the drop-in fee of $15 each. Click on the dates below to register for individual classes:
Remaining session: June 2
Creating Effective Affirmations
5 Sessions - Starting Sunday, April 28th - 1:15-2:15 PM
Affirmations are positive statements that have the ability to transform your life due to their impact on your conscious and subconscious mind. They motivate. They keep the mind focused on the goal. They influence the subconscious mind and activate its powers. They make you feel positive, energetic and active, and therefore, put you in a better position to transform your internal and external worlds. They have the very real ability to change the way you think and behave, which can bring you into contact with new people, who can help you with your goals.s
If you attended one of Anita Tadavarthy's Intro to Affirmations sessions you gained real perspective into how life-changing they can be. This 5-week session will dive deeper into creating affirmations for all aspects of your life, as follows:
April 28 - Understanding Techniques to Creating the Most Effective Affirmations
May 5 - Creating Healing Affirmations for Health
May 19 - Creating Loving Affirmations for Love, Romance and Family
June 2 - Creating Powerful Affirmations for Prosperity and Wealth
June 9 - Sharing our Stories and Experiences using Affirmations
Sessions will be held Breathe (too), 9304-D Old Keene Mill Rd, Burke
You may also choose to register for the remaining individual sessions for the drop-in fee of $25 each. Click on the dates below to register for remaining individual classes
Anita, a licensed acupuncturist, is the owner of Empirical Grace Acupuncture in Springfield. She also holds a masters degree in Chinese medicine. Prior to this, she ran a group of alternative medical acupuncture clinics in Portland, Oregon. As she got to know her patients she appreciated their stories and did her best to help them along their path by helping them to relieve their physical pain though acupuncture and to transform their lives through affirmations and meditation. Anita has been practicing affirmations for 17 years. She is also on faculty and teaches at the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine.
Sound Bath Meditation
Sunday, May 26th, 7PM
According to sonic specialist Monte Hansen from the Crystal Ashram near Annapolis MD, “A sound bath is an immersion in sound frequency that cleans your soul.” Leave your rubber ducky at home. Bring your blankie instead, for this super relaxing immersion! According to cutting-edge doctors from Harvard, some of the deepest most profound healing in the body is accomplished with sound frequency.
Join us when Human Activation sound frequency specialist Robert Lee will be playing several of these rare Singing Bowls, some of which are over 200 years old. Hear the amazing story of how the practice was abandoned long ago and rediscovered in modern times. Come experience these gifts from the past in this NON-religious practice of our present. Be rejuvenated or just captivated by this unique musical performance.
Bring your pillows, blankies, and yoga mats and snuggle into the comfort of the tranquil sounds. Feel free to sit, lay, or even stand! Meditating with singing bowls has been known to reduce blood pressure more than guided meditation alone.
For more information and to register please click here.
Building a Home or Travel Practice
Sunday, June 16th, 1:30-4:30PM
You know you love yoga and what it does for you. You are committed to a practice at the studio. But what happens if a family member gets sick, or you have to travel? How do you keep your practice alive during times of transition or travel?
Join Sam Simons in her workshop which will help YOU transform your practice by equipping your inner teacher. Explore freedom of an internally focused practice, created for your needs...by you! In this workshop, we address creating a practice environment, the components of a home practice, props, general sequencing, and how to make your practice travel-ready. Takeaways include sample sequences, sequencing template, resources, and more! Learn how to create the space and yoga sequences necessary to have a safe and effective home yoga practice. With the skills learned in this workshop, you will be able to confidently practice meditation + yoga in your living room, on vacation, at the pool, on the beach, in the forest or wherever you may roam!
Setting up sacred space
Explore components of a home / travel meditation and yoga practice and sequencing support
Time to create your own practice , provide suggestions, receive feedback on your own practice.
Summer Solstice “108”
Saturday, June 22nd, 1:00-3:30PM
The term “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). At the solstice, the angle between the Sun’s rays and the plane of the Earth’s equator appears to stand still. That’s all well and good, but what if you want to move to honor the sun? We’ve got you: join as sangha (community) to breathe, flow, and set intentions for the upcoming season, fueled by the power of the sun at solstice.
What’s this all about?? Gather at Breathe(too) to move or meditate -- see below -- on this special LONGEST day of the year!
Sam Simons will guide you in:
a 108* sun salutations vinyasa or sincerity bows* coupled with a chakra worksheet and meditations for clarity and action (*Movement always optional, seated meditation welcomed) == let us make this very clear: you do NOT have to perform 108 actual sun salutes ==
a practice at your own pace with Sam to support and guide if desired
curating a time for universal intention setting to solidify sense of connection
Kids Summer Yoga Camp
August 5-8, 1:00-4:00PM @ Breathe(too)
Young yogi campers will move and create as we explore yoga and use our minds each afternoon to travel the world!
Monday - Ocean Yoga
Tuesday - Desert Yoga
Wednesday - Jungle Yoga
Thursday - Arctic Yoga
Each day we'll learn about the flora and fauna of each environment through yoga poses, crafts and games. Campers are encouraged to wear themed outfits each day if they'd like to. Offered for elementary aged school children, but ideal for children ages 5 thru 9.
Camp is held at our studio annex, Breathe(too), located at 9304-D Old Keene Mill Rd., Burke (in the Rolling Valley Office park with the blue & white signs next to the Rolling Vally Mall. Our unit faces Shiplett Blvd and the shopping center)
This camp will be led by Annie Welsch, a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, as well as an elementary school teacher.
15% discount offered for siblings.
NOTE: A minimum of 5 children are necessary to hold this camp