We offer many Workshops and specialty classes at Breathe. Check this page frequently for updates.
Pilates Foundations and Modifications
Sunday, March 24th 1:30-4pm @ Breathe(too)
All are welcome! If you've never done Pilates, this is for you! If you're a Pilates pro, this is for you! Everyone who attends will learn something new or be reminded of important fundamentals.
Let Sabrina and Shannon refresh your memory or demystify Classic Pilates exercises by building a solid foundation, focusing on form and alignment, and using props as needed to modify or maximize the effort. Clients will explore the foundational movements found in the Introductory Pilates repertoire, learn appropriate modifications for common concerns, such as tight/stiff low backs, receive hands-on adjustments to ensure proper alignment to maximize the exercise, and will receive a handout including the order of the mat exercises.
Cost: $40 per person - Register by March 14 and save $5!
Annual unlimited members will enjoy a 10% discount
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com
Remember: this event is at breathe (too) -- 9304-D Old Keene Mill Rd, Burke. See you there!
Kids’ Yoga Winter Session
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 Sunday afternoon 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 (diverse eateries, Whole Foods and Starbuck’s are just a few breaths away!).
Each class will offer a different theme:
Jan 27 - Storybook Yoga - We'll do yoga sequences along with favorite fairy tales and legends as well as some we make up!
Feb 3* - Partner Poses (Little yogis are invited to bring a friend for free!)
*NOTE - This is a make-up class for the class that was originally scheduled for Jan 13
Feb 10 - Bring on the Sunshine - We'll learn the basic sun salutations and will leave class with a poster we'll each create so we can keep practicing these sequences at home
Feb 24 - Yoga on the Moon - We'll journey through outer space and learn the classic sequence “moon salutations”, leaving class with a poster we'll each create to keep practicing this sequence at home
March 10 - 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.
March 24 - Yoga Dance - In the 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!
We have all the gear your child will need. Encourage your child to dress comfortably and avoid jeans. Instructor: Annie Sue Welsh, who began her yoga journey in 2008 after graduating from University of Tennessee as a teacher of Elementary School General Music.
You may register for specific remaining dates at the rate of $15 per class.
Click on the preferred dates of remaining sessions: Mar 24
Yin Yoga Roll and Release
Sunday, March 31st - 1:00-4:00pm
Got muscle knots? Got aches? Experience the benefits of combining a slow, meditative Yin yoga practice with self-myofascial release techniques using balls of different sizes and densities.
In this workshop you will learn how your connective tissue responds differently than muscle, and how to address aches and pains in the entire body. You’ll find tight spots you didn’t even know you had, with special focus on the:
If you are an athlete who wants to take care of your muscles and connective tissue for improved performance, even if you receive regular massages, Rolfing or other body work, you owe it to yourself to learn how to properly massage the muscles and just as importantly, learn WHEN to back off the massage because more isn’t always better.
Class Fee: $50 + $12 MFR Kit Fee (Please feel free to gather your own components from the list below.)
If you register by March 21 the event cost drops to $45.
MFR Kit Contents: (3) firm foam golf balls; (2) tennis balls; (1) small size double-lacrosse ball/peanut-shaped massager; (1) lacrosse ball
Sound Bath Meditation
Next Date: Sunday, March 31st, 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.
Saturday, April 27th 1:00-2:30pm @ Breathe(too)
FACE YOGA IS BACK! After numerous requests, Aneta is thrilled to be offering Face Yoga at Breathe. Many people can attest to the long-term positive effects of yoga: stronger core, legs, shoulders, arms, and of course focus, balance and stress reduction. Did you know you can apply the same principals to your face and reap many similar rewards? Well, you can. Yoga for the face can give you tighter, younger-looking skin by training your face muscles just like you have been doing with your body.
Breathe is happy to bring you a “Face Yoga” workshop just in time for spring! Join our own Aneta Anderson who will teach you:
Facial muscular exercises to firm your skin and smooth the appearance of wrinkles and bring optimum blood circulation into the face, which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Ayurvedic face mapping (the ancient science linking areas of the face to health in the body’s functions, organs and systems).
How to find facial acupressure points, and give yourself a gentle massage to encourage healthy beautiful skin, improve the flow of the chi (energy, prana, life force), improve circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system.
$35 per person; $5 discount for annual unlimited members and for Early Birds who register by April 17.
Due to differing facial skin types, participants are encouraged to bring their own facial massage oil. However, Aneta will have some on hand if you forget. If this is all new to you and you’d like to know more but don’t know where to start, feel free to contact Aneta at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Back to Center, Breath by Breath
Saturday, May 4th - 1:00-4:00pm @ Breathe(too)
Welcome to an investigation into the ways we breathe. Welcome to the awareness of the breath entering your body. Being that "gracious host to a curious breath" that Molly talks about in her practices. Not only is breathing the "proof of life" that you are here, it's also your body's rehab center. Every breath DOES matter and every breath can bring you better health, back to yourself, and to a place where it's just you, and the world fades away -- even if you're in the midst of chaos at Target, trying to get on a plane, sitting in a meeting, presenting at a meeting... Life is full of unexpected moments and your breath can help you navigate through them like a leaf on a stream.
During this three-hour odyssey, Molly will share with you numerous breathing techniques and gentle movements to help you stay grounded, come back to center and think clearly. You will learn how to massage to assist lymphatic flow. You will learn how to apply soft pressure on the thumb and fingertips that will help keep you in the moment and bring you to that place where you're just on the edge of "here and there."
Join us. It's quiet and calm here, in your breath, on that stream.
Thursdays (once monthly) at 7:15PM at our studio annex Breathe (too)
Join this guided meditation to experience relaxation and rejuvenation while calming your mind and bringing peace to your soul. Meditation is well known to enhance health and wellbeing, release stress, improve sleep, and attract happiness, love and abundance. The session will include vivid visualizations with tranquil music and nature sounds.
Space is limited so select the session you want to attend on our Calendar page.