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RestorativeYogaImage.jpgRestorative and Thai Yoga Massage Workshop

Saturday, June 10, 1:30pm–3:00pm

Eileen Nikopoulos


Join Eileen Nikopoulos for 90 minutes of pure relaxation. Using bolsters and blankets for support you will effortlessly recline in simple, yet profoundly restorative yoga poses. Eileen will provide Traditional Thai Yoga Massage techniques to help you completely release tension and stress. Thai Yoga Massage is a healing art based on Ayurvedic medicine and yoga. It focuses on balancing the physical and energetic bodies, clearing any blockages that may exist in the meridians. It is a hands-on practice that includes gentle compression, passive movement and stretching.

Enrollment is limited to 7 participants for this workshop to enable everyone to experience the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage. Register early to save your spot.

Eileen Nikopoulos RYT 500 Yoga of Energy Flow, is a certified Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner. Her special interest is utilizing yoga to balance and restore energy. Eileen has studied with Daniel Orlansky, Doug Keller, Liz Owen and Josh Summers among others.

Pricing $40




Yoga for Plantar Fasciitis

Saturday, June 17, 10:00am–12:00pm

Pat Lebau


Are your feet in pain? That stabbing pain near the heel when you get up in the morning that lingers through the day? You stretch and work out but nothing seems to help. What to do? Welcome to Integrated Positional Technique (IPT). Learn to release pain by relaxing - slackening - over stretched muscles. It's a different approach. And it works.
Pat Lebau, Kripalu yoga teacher since 2008, offers workshops, classes and private sessions in and around Northborough, MA. She brings her own personal PF story and success helping others to this workshop on IPT for foot pain. You will learn simple, non standard positions to help alleviate pain of running, walking and standing. You will learn about daily activities that can lead to pain and simple, effective techniques to use at home a few times a day for a few minutes at a time to relieve the pain and keep it away while still enjoying daily activities like running, walking and working out.

Pricing: $35 early bird. $40 at the door.



YogaNidraImage.jpgYoga Nidra Workshop: Renew, Revitalize and Set Your Intentions

Thursday, June 22, 6:30–7:45pm

Deb McGonnell


Yoga Nidra is a state of conscious deep sleep. It is a wakeful state of deep introversion and a powerful relaxation technique. One hour of effective yoga nidra is said to be equivalent to 3-4 hours of sleep. It can go deep into the subconscious and “undo” old patterns and habits. Body, mind and spirit benefit from this practice. Body and breath awareness are fostered through guided instructions while lying on your back or side. A small pillow and blanket are suggested.

Some benefits of this practice include:

  • Relaxation of the mind
  • Clearing the unconscious
  • Awakening creativity
  • Counteracting stress
  • Promoting willpower

Deb (Newman) McGonnell, RYT-500, has been teaching yoga for almost 15 years and practicing for almost 20. She has taught many workshops on Yoga Nidra and experiences many of the benefits herself. In this workshop, we will warm up and gently stretch the body in preparation for the guided Yoga Nidra practice.

Pricing: $25 early bird.  $30 at the door.




Healing Gong Sound Meditation

Saturday, June 24, 4:00–5:30pm

Romy Valdez


There are few instruments like the Gong that can heal us through its purification properties of sound vibrations. In this energy field, the beginnings of removing all blocks can occur allowing you to reorganize and rebalance. This workshop will include transformational methods that include yoga and breathwork to prepare us for the vibrational healing energy of the Gong.

Some benefits of gong meditation include:

  • Conducive to healing and transformation
  • Induces a state of meditation by calming the mind
  • Reduces the internal dialogue
  • Creates a state of relaxation and release of tension
  • Stimulates the circulatory and glandular systems
  • Rebalances the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies
  • Helps clear energetic and emotional blockages
  • Regenerates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Awakens higher states of consciousness
  • Bathes you in a cascade of healing sound — claims to shift the brain from Beta (waking state) to Theta or Delta (meditation) through the vibrations of the instrument.

Many people report receiving a deep sense of tranquility, reduced stress and improved sleep after a Gong Sound Meditation.

Comments by participants of previous Deep Gong Meditation workshops by Romy Valdez:

  • We had a wonderful experience with Romy Valdez today. Thanks!
  • A most wonderful experience, thank you!
  • It was awesome!

Pricing: $30 early bird. $35 at the door.