Events & Happenings
Please come and enjoy the happenings we’ll be hosting, participating in or recommending.
Full Moon Yoga & Sound Flow
Friday April 22nd 630 – 8pm
Join us for this special class taught by Carol Walker with musical accompaniment by Steven Bachman and Gina Puorro.
Carol, Steven and Gina have co-lead yoga and sound classes together many times and it is always a treat!
This class will have the added awesomeness of the full moon to inspire us!!
Symmetry Members and Early Bird (thru April 18) $30
Come celebrate Kids Yoga Day with FREE Yoga for the kids! Friday April 8 330-415p
Please join us for a 45 minute FREE yoga class to
celebrate Kids‛ Yoga Day. This class is designed for
*K – 4 students and is limited to the first 12
April 8, 2016
3:30 – 4:15
Advanced Registration is required
(Go to classes and find April 8th, sign up)
A Chair Love Affair with Julia Tirabassi! Saturday May 7th 1 – 330pm
Let me introduce you to your new best friend: a metal folding chair!
Yoga props offer us countless ways to deepen and enhance our yoga practice. Most of us are already well accustomed to using blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters in our practice, and we’ve developed a sincere appreciation for the benefits of these practice tools. In this 2.5 hour class, you’ll enjoy a friendly introduction to a prop that’s a bit less familiar, somewhat mysterious, and oh so versatile. If you’ve only ever used chairs for sitting down, well… get ready to have your mind blown! Once you discover the palette of practice options that come from working with the chair, you’ll soon be smitten and fall blissfully in love with the yoga chair.
It’s a bit surprising that such a simple piece of household furniture can give rise to such an abundance of inventive approaches to practice. Useful as an aid in sun salutations, hip-openers, standing poses, balance poses, twists and backbends – the chair is highly effective at enhancing your yoga experience in numerous ways, including:
-enhanced alignment in the poses
-improved stamina to sustain poses for longer durations
-more highly attuned awareness from the heightened level of sensory feedback
-structural accountability, and
-greater precision in your anatomical architecture
In this class, we’ll demystify the use of the chair and weave our entire practice around poses that maximize the participation of the chair. You’ll enjoy a full practice – from our opening centering all the way to savasana – augmented with the aid of your new best buddy. This class is open to yogis of all levels, but it’s recommended that you have at least 6 months of regular yoga experience under your belt. However, no prior experience with the chair is necessary, nor expected! This class has been designed to introduce yogis to the chair, so we’ll be taking a simple, gradual approach that’s highly accessible for anyone brand new to the chair.
Come discover for yourself the infinite variety of experiences that are available from the innovative re-purposing of this simple piece of equipment. I hope you’re ready to fall in love with the yoga chair!
$30 Early Bird Registration & Symmetry Members
We have ONLY 14 spaces available!
DANIELLE’S DASH 5k/10k/KIDS DASH in memory of Missi’s Daughter Danielle
START TIME: 8:30 a.m. for the kids dash / 9:00 a.m. for the 5k/10k
About This Event
Danielle’s Dash 5k & 10k road race is being held in honor Danielle Benedict, a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend who passed away unexpectedly in April 2015 due to a rare, undiagnosed heart condition. Run or walk in memory and to celebrate Danielle’s life.
Proceeds to support the New Generation NH – To providing a safe family-oriented shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies.
American Heart Association – building healthier lives where you live and work – in the community, health care, education and research
When: Sunday August 28, 2016
Start/Finish: Discovery Child Enrichment Center (DCEC), 30 Rye St. Portsmouth, NH 03801
Route will loop around the Pease International Trade Post
Time: Bib Pick up day of the event starts at 7:30 a.m.
Day of Registration available starting at 7:30 a.m.
Kid’s Dash begins at 8:30 am
5k / 10k Race begins at 9:00 am
Online registration closes 24 hours prior to event.
Teacher Training in progress October 16, 2015 – May 15, 2016
NEW TEACHER TRAINING BEGINS IN OCTOBER 2016!!
A portion of our teacher training workshops will be open to yoga students and teachers, so please check back! CEU’s available for Yoga teachers
RYT 200 Teacher Training with Missi D’Arcy
200+ hour Vinyasa Yoga training program (currently in process)
Yoga History & Philosophy
Foundations of Yoga Postures: Benefits, Alignment, Sanskrit
Anatomy of Yoga
Intro to the Chakra System
The 8 Limbs of Yoga & The Yoga Sutras
Hands on assists/adjustments
Ethics & The Business of Yoga
Seva (Selfless Service/Giving back): Volunteering as part of training and self study
All topics covered in this training meet Yoga Alliance standards for your RYT200 certification.
Training will be led by Missi D’Arcy E-RYT 200/RYT 500 with help from other Symmetry teachers, and a few guest teachers.
Carol Walker (Symmetry)
Lisa MCAllister (Glow), RYT-200, RPYT, CCCE
Deb Jurkoic (Symmetry)
Dates for training weekends Friday evenings, Saturday & Sunday
Friday’s 430 – 8pm (3.5 hours)
Saturday’s 930am – 6pm (8.5 hours)
Sunday’s 930am – 330pm (6 hours)
+ additional 26 non-contact hours
Pricing: Non-Refundable Deposit $300 to reserve spot due a week after acceptance into program
Early Registration $2700 ($300 deposit included in $2700) $2700 due by 8/15/2016
Regular Pricing $2900 ($300 deposit included in $2900) $2600 due by 9/30/16
Payment Plans available for all budgets!
^Teacher Training Manual
^Membership to the studio during program and up to *6 weeks after program ends
^*Mentor for 6 weeks following training
*There is criteria that goes along with accepting the mentor program that will be discussed in training.
Does not include:
^Required Reading Books
^Yoga Alliance Certification
Please don’t hesitate to contact Missi with any questions, concerns or options for installment plans.
FLASH Yoga – FLASH Yoga operates on the idea that the world is our studio. FLASH Yoga is a new program we’re introducing at Symmetry Yoga in which we’ll be hosting yoga classes or yoga related events off site at interesting, picturesque, inspirational, fascinating locations and spaces. Yoga in parks and on beaches are popular because they offer the chance to combine the power of familiar precision with the experience of being in a different and intriguing setting.
We will secure many of these FLASH spaces early enough to put them on the regular event schedule on our website, but many will require us to use Facebook and Twitter to announce Flash events, so anyone interested in receiving FLASH Yoga event information, please like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter. We will constantly be looking for new FLASH virtual studios and announce them on our website and social media. Information will include description and location of Flash site, day and time, duration, capacity, fee, teacher, class type, facilities at the site, parking, directions, and any specific information or suggestions.
If you have, or know of, a space you think might be ideal for a FLASH Yoga class, please contact us here.
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