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Announcing...

 

Yoga Student Spring Into Massage
Gratitude Special

Now Until June 20

 

A special offer for active yoga students from Plainville's  

"BEST YOGA STUDIO!"


60 minute MASSAGE for $60!!!

Call or stop by the front desk
to make your appointment today!

 

  • Must be active yoga student (taken at least 2 classes within the past 30 days)
  • Cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Not transferrable/giftable
  • Appointment must be booked prior to June 20, but can occur after June 20

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Vital Life Center Kirtan

 

Join Jayaprabha and a variety of special guests from around the world.

 

Kirtan is a fun, interactive, and devotional musical event. We repeat simple melodies in a lively call and response style supporting a divine connection with our heart and spirit. It is an easy way for even a new practitioner to experience a very deep and blissful meditative state. The positive vibration in the music along with the group energy is catchy and will uplift even the quiet spectator.

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~APRIL~

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable for All Bodies

Tuesday, 4/3 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

You’d love to take a yoga class, but getting up and down on a mat is a challenge, you have limited balance or mobility, your knees are tender, or you are recovering from an injury, come on over and pull up a chair!

Chair Yoga is an accessible form of yoga for any age group. In this class, we will use the chair as a prop to help modify the poses while maintaining all the benefits of yoga including: stress relief, increased energy, strength, muscle tone, balance, deepened breath capacity and overall health.

This class can also provide training for office workers to utilize at their desk, and is a great way to share a yoga class with a parent or grandparent. No previous yoga experience needed. Reserve your spot today!

Cost: $79 + tax
-Limits 3 min & 15 max pre-registered students.
-If max is reached, no drop-ins.

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Gentle Yoga 6 Week Series

Thursday, 4/5 ~ 7:30-8:45 pm

This Gentle class is designed for students interested in a slower, but equally effective practice. You will experience gently held postures and breathing techniques that calm the mind, relax the body, and improve joint health and flexibility. This is the class for times of high stress or low energy. It is great for beginners, seniors, experienced students, or anyone seeking a gentle and meditative practice.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + tax

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Inquiry Dyad Meditation

Saturday, 4/7 ~ 12:30-5:30 pm


Have you ever wanted to:

- Deepen your sense of self?
- Gain a greater ability to authentically relate with others?
- Connect to a genuine sense of well being regardless of outer circumstances?
- Live more from who you really are rather than from neurosis and upset?


Then you don't want to miss our Inquiry Dyad Meditation!


Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique inspired by 3 unique awareness practices fused together by Charles Berner in 1968, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization through inquiry and communication.

Cost: $49
$39 by Friday, March 30th
Event Preregistration required by: Friday morning, April 6th

Previous Dyad, Enlightenment Intensive or Meditation Experience Recommended.

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Befriending Your Mind - Intro Meditation

6 wk series begins Tuesday, 4/10 ~ 11:45 am -12:45 pm

Drawing from the latest research in neuroscience on meditation's ability to positively change the brain, this course will provide tools to honestly and compassionately relate with your mind.  These techniques that reshape the brain will help to steady your mind, reduce stress, notice the positive, and heal painful experiences which promote a life of balance, peace and joy.  

Drop-ins are not permitted in this class.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79.00 + materials

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Tuesday, 4/10 ~ 7:30-8:45 pm

Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those who are new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Leclerc

Cost: $79 + tax

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Jayaprabha & The Joy of Sound Kirtan

Saturday, 4/14 ~ 7:30 PM

Kirtan is a fun, interactive, and devotional musical event. We repeat simple melodies in a lively call and response style supporting a divine connection with our heart and spirit. It is an easy way for even a new practitioner to experience a very deep and blissful meditative state. The positive vibration in the music along with the group energy is catchy and will uplift even the quiet spectator.

Join:
Jayaprabha, bhakti yogini and teacher, celebrates and honors the simple joy and contentment that emanates through being as you are. Love and laughter are palpable within the sacred sounds of each mantra. Jayaprabha's soulful, angelic voice and simple wisdom creatively allows the heart to unfold. Together with The Joy of Sound, a diverse group of talented vocalists and musicians, they create uplifting vocal harmonies and energetic instrumental accompaniment.

Cost: $15 in advance/$20 at the door/Kids Free!

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QiGong: Return to Peace 6 Week Series

Monday, 4/16 ~ 7:30-8:30 pm

with Risa Gaull Brophy, BS, MQT

Just beneath the surface of the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, there is a place where peace resides. When we quiet our minds, let go of self-judgment, tune into our bodies and our breath, we can experience the serenity and joy which, underneath it all, is at our core.

For thousands of years, people have been using QiGong ("Chee-Gong", meaning "Energy Work") to cultivate health and a peaceful spirit.

In this class, you'll experience your calm center as you quiet your mind, circulate healing energy through your body, and reconnect with your spirit by using the deep breathing and gentle, flowing movements of these ancient Chinese healing exercises.

Learn simple mind-body techniques everyone can do, regardless of physical ability, to be more calm and realize greater health. QiGong can be done sitting or standing. Take away a powerful healing practice that you can do in just a few minutes a day, to feel more centered, grounded and peaceful - even in the midst of stressful situations.

Cost: $79
Drop ins welcome!

QiGong: Return to Peace

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Power Vinyasa 6 Week Series

Thursday, 4/26 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

A power practice intermingled with a therapeutic approach is utilized to mobilize stagnant energy within the body, open up energy channels and restore balance to the nervous system. This is done through consciously moving in and out of poses designed to strengthen the body and mind; coupled with the use of props for supported poses. The aim of the class is to both stimulate and balance the Yin and Yang energies of our nervous system.

Instructor: Elissa Woods

Cost: $79 + tax

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Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon

Saturday, 4/28 ~ 7:30 pm

Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon offers a passionate embrace of the Divine Essence right here, right now... in your embodied, human form, just as you are.  

Singer/songwriter Mirabai Moon's immensely versatile and powerfully expressive voice has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco and even mantra artist Deva Premal.  Her music takes listeners on a journey, flowing effortlessly from ethereal dreaminess to soulful blues and jazz.

She honed her craft studying vocal improvisation with Jazz legend Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon of Voicestra.  After nearly two decades of songwriting and three original albums, she fell in love with the practice of Kirtan.  In 2010, Mirabai devoted herself as a Bhakta, singing sacred chants in Sanskrit, sharing her profound love of the Divine with others through call and response devotional chanting.

Mirabai's life changing experiences with kirtan and mantra practice led her to explore other sound healing modalities.  She now uses crystal singing bowls, chimes and gongs with groups and individual clients for healing and transformation work.  Mirabai tours across North America and internationally, sharing chant music and sound healing in yoga studios, healing centers, and festivals.  Her offerings guide participants into experiences of profound healing and embodiment of the Divine Essence within human form.  

MIrabai Moon Kirtan

Cost: $15 in advance/$20 day of (no one turned away)

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Hips, Hamstrings & Hand Balances

4 Week Workshop
for Intermediate Students & Yoga Teachers
Begins Monday, 4/30 ~ 6:15-8:15 pm

 

Explore the joy of standing on your own two hands!

In this class we will skillfully open and release the legs and hips. Next we will prepare and engage the mula bondha (pelvic floor connection). Finally we will explore the hands while stimulating the skeletal muscular connection and the energy lines of the arms to walk our way toward structurally sound hand balances.

Cost: $98 + Tax

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~MAY~

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Befriending Your Mind - Intro Meditation

5 wk series begins Thursday, 5/3 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

Drawing from research in neuroscience on meditation's ability to positively change the brain, this course will provide tools to honestly and compassionately relate with your mind. These techniques that reshape the brain will help to steady your mind, reduce stress, notice the positive, and heal painful experiences which promote a life of balance, peace and joy. 

Drop-ins are not permitted in this class.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + materials

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Saturday, 5/5 ~ 9:00-10:15 am


Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.  

Instructor: Holly Prosperi

Cost: $79 + tax

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Inquiry Dyad Meditation

Saturday, 5/5 ~ 12:30-5:30 pm

 

Have you ever wanted to:

-Deepen your sense of self?
-Gain a greater ability to authentically relate with others?
-Connect to a genuine sense of well being regardless of outer circumstances?
- Live more from who you really are rather than from neurosis and upset?


Then you don't want to miss our Inquiry Dyad Meditation.


Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique inspired by 3 unique awareness practices fused together by Charles Berner in 1968, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization through inquiry and communication.

Cost: $49
$39 by Friday, April 27th
Event Preregistration required by: Friday morning, May 4th


Previous Dyad,  Enlightenment Intensive or Meditation Experience Recommended.

Inquiry Dyad Meditation - May

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Chair Yoga 6 Week Series ~ Approachable for All Bodies

Tuesday, 5/22 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

You’d love to take a yoga class, but getting up and down on a mat is a challenge, you have limited balance or mobility, your knees are tender, or you are recovering from an injury, come on over and pull up a chair!

Chair Yoga is an accessible form of yoga for any age group. In this class, we will use the chair as a prop to help modify the poses while maintaining all the benefits of yoga including: stress relief, increased energy, strength, muscle tone, balance, deepened breath capacity and overall health.

This class can also provide training for office workers to utilize at their desk, and is a great way to share a yoga class with a parent or grandparent. No previous yoga experience needed. Reserve your spot today!

Instructor: Kari Balicki

Cost: $79 + tax
-Limits 3 min & 15 max pre-registered students.
-If max is reached, no drop-ins.

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Gentle Yoga 6 Week Series

Thursday, 5/24 ~ 7:30-8:45 pm

The Gentle class is designed for students interested in a slower, but equally effective practice. You will experience gently held postures and breathing techniques that calm the mind, relax the body and improve joint health and flexibility. This class is for times of high stress or low energy. It is great for beginners, seniors, experienced students, or anyone seeking a gentle and meditative practice.

Instructor: Jayaprabha Mare

Cost: $79 + tax

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Yoga Basics 6 Week Series

Thursday, 5/31 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

Yoga Basics is an introduction to the building blocks of yoga, emphasizing basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation skills. This class promotes balance, flexibility, strength and stress release. It is great for those who are new to yoga or students who would like a refresher on the basics.

Instructor: Jessica Leclerc

Cost: $79 + Tax

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~JUNE~

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Opening Enlightenment Intensive ~ June 2018

Thurs. June 7 - Mon. June 11

READY TO TRANSFORM!!! Then don’t miss this retreat dedicated to self discovery. Together, utilizing a simple yet profound technique, we will clear our minds and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self realization.

By letting go of the external search for happiness for this long weekend we allow the technique to open and prepare us for the possibility of experiencing our true nature directly. By experiencing the authentic self we reconnect to the eternal happiness, contentment, and peace within.

Cost includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snacks, lodging, workshop, and integration.
Space is limited so  register today!

Cost: $600
Early registration discount: $500 with $200 non-refundable deposit by April 30th. 

Limited Amount of Partial Scholarships Available.

To apply for scholarship funds we require that the participant send us a formal request by email or US mail with the following information. Please let us know what is drawing you to the Opening Enlightenment Intensive and how you think the retreat might serve you. Also, please include the details of your current situation that is causing you to request the scholarship along with the dollar amount you are able to contribute to the intensive.

Enlightenment Intensive - June 2018

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Power Vinyasa 6 Week Series

Thursday, 6/14 ~ 6:00-7:15 pm

A power practice intermingled with a therapeutic approach is utilized to mobilize stagnant energy within the body, open up energy channels and restore balance to the nervous system. This is done through consciously moving in and out of poses designed to strengthen the body and mind; coupled with the use of props for supported poses. The aim of the class is to both stimulate and balance the Yin and Yang energies of the nervous system.
Instructor: Elissa Woods

Cost: $79 + Tax

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