Upcoming Courses & Workshops
Vision Yoga and Wellness

Couples Massage with Theresa Gorski Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn massage techniques from licensed massage therapist and studio owner Theresa Gorski. This workshop is about nurturing, relaxation massage and includes strawberries and organic chocolate for each couple. Experience Urban Romance and Tranquility.
 
Please bring (2) pillows and wear comfortable lose clothing so that you can move with ease on the legs and arms.
 
(6) couple maximum
 
INVESTMENT: $199/couple
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Floating & Inversions with Geoff Knox Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Inversions workshop builds on a base of previous yoga experience. Floating is a wonderful combination of upper body and core strength that deepens your body awareness and mobility. This workshop is a lively, fun exploration that builds the confidence and concentration necessary in the practice of balancing the body and taking it upside down.
 
Inversions positively influence the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine systems by infusing them with fresh energy and allowing the tissues in the lower extremities to drain. Benefiting the whole mind/body/spirit by cultivating intention and focus, we will practice with wisdom and compassion, remembering that these movements develop gradually, and that we gain more with patience than by pushing.
 
Investment: $35 until Oct 20, then $40 
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Yoga Nidra with Geoff Knox Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Geoff Knox for a 60-minute master class featuring yoga nidra, a practice commonly referred to as yogic sleep. 
 
More about yoga nidra:
 
Physical Position: Yoga nidra is generally practiced lying down so you can let go completely. Props, pillows and blankets are commonly used, as well as anything that will help you get into a totally comfortable, restful position.
Attention: A typical yoga nidra practice is highly guided, and takes your attention to specific places through a series of steps (mentioned below). In many ways, the specific instructions make it easier to relax than in meditation.
State of Consciousness: During yoga nidra, you move into the state of conscious deep sleep. You are no longer in the waking state of consciousness, but you also move past the dreaming state of consciousness and into the deep sleep state. However, your mind is actually awake, so it’s often discussed as the state between being asleep and awake. This is why it is said that yoga nidra is so restorative for the body. In both practices, the mind is conscious; in yoga nidra, the body is in a more restful state.
 
Benefits of yoga nidra:
  • Ease insomnia
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Alleviate stress
  • Reduce PTSD, chronic pain and chemical dependency
  • Heighten awareness and focus
  • Transform negative habits, behaviors and ways of thinking
  • Foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity
Investment: Free to Vision Yoga & Wellness monthly members, or $18 drop-in
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Enchanted Hearts Kirtan with Marni Task Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of devotion in the form of chanting with Enchanted Hearts. We'll use our voices in "call and response" to create an environment of communal harmony.
 
When we chant the names of Sita or Ram or Krishna we invoke that which is within each of us to destroy obstacles or create love in our lives…….are you in?

Come and experience the practice of Kirtan!
 
$10 in advance or $15 at the door
 
LOCATION: Vision Underground - Lower Level of St. John's Episcopal Church, W. 25th Street and Church Ave. 
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BYTT Study Group: Yamas & Niyamas with Elaine Hullihen & Caressa Joyce Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Caressa and Elaine for an on-going series of 2-hour sessions that cover the topics of the Yamas and Niyamas, in the context of the 8-­‐Limbed Path of Yoga, and include movement (asanas/Chi Gung), meditation (mantra/ guided visualization), discussion (beginning with lecture, followed by Q & A), and light refreshments (hummus & pita, tea).
 
These Study Group Sessions are the perfect introduction to the Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training for those interested in taking the training or those who want to deepen their knowledge of yoga but don’t intend to become teachers. Because the topics will weave in some of the other vital aspects of the training – Understanding the Energy of the Subtle Body through study of the Koshas, Chakras, Gunas, Vayus, and Bandhas, Refining Alignment, and Creating a Therapeutic Yoga Practice – participants will receive a sneak peek into the training, but also a thorough explanation of some fascinating subject matter.
 
When: 1-­‐3pm, the first Saturday of the month, from September 2 to June 2
 
Where: 2600 Church Ave (corner of Church Ave & W. 26th St.) NOTE: This event will take place upstairs; enter through the red door straight ahead of the courtyard entrance.
 
Investment: $35 for each two hour session
 
These workshops are intended for:
  • anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga (teachers, students, even people who are new to the practice);
  • those interested in taking the next round of Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training (BYTT) in Fall, 2018 who want to earn credit hours in advance;
  • past trainees to refresh their memories of topics covered.
The series will include the following workshops:
September 2- Ahimsa (non-harming)
October 7- Satya (truthfulness)
November 4- Asteya (non-stealing)
December 2- Brahmacharya (control of energy)
January 6- Aparigraha (non-grasping)
February 3- Saucha (purity)
March 3- Santosha (contentment)
April 7- Tapas (discipline)
May 5- Svadhyaya (self-study)
June 2- Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to source)
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Candlelight Relaxation and Restorative Yoga with Jennifer Lenhart Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Replenish your spirit, relax your mind, and feel completely nurtured and cared for in this special two-hour long Candlelight Relaxation and Restorative class led by Jennifer Lenhart, CYT/E-RYT 200.
 
You'll move through slow moving, simple, gentle postures as well as some restorative postures (restorative yoga is the yoga of non-doing, and you'll be positioned in comfortable poses while being supported by props such as blankets, blocks, and yoga straps). Poses are held longer to allow the body to relax into them. When fully supported, the body assumes a state of active relaxation, lengthening muscles and relieving tension effortlessly. Soothing music, deep and conscious breathing, aromatherapy, gentle assists and massage, candlelight, and use of props encourage total relaxation. This experience will be restful and replenishing in order to promote harmony of mind, body, and spirit. A period of guided meditation will also be included. Suitable for everyone - no previous yoga experience is necessary.
 
Location: Vision Underground; lower level, St. John's Episcopal Church - 2600 Church Ave. Cleveland Ohio 44113
 
Investment: Free to monthly members; $18 drop-in
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Meditation in Motion with Rachel Bisbee Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

What to Expect: Cultivate inner awareness, mental clarity, and a calm center through mindful movement. Participants of this 90-minute class will enjoy a subtle body practice, seated meditation, breathing practices and deep savasana, accompanied by live music. Suitable for all levels.
 
At the conclusion of the November 12th offering of this class, we will offer a community potluck. Please email info@visionyoga.net with any questions, or bring a dish to share after class. We are expecting 20-30 guests. To learn more visit the event Facebook page: https://goo.gl/4PPKKb
 

Teacher & Musician Bios: Rachel’s teaching emphasizes the use of awareness and acceptance to deepen your experience of the yoga poses. She received her teaching certificate in 2011. She has trained extensively in the Kripalu, Sivananda, and Iyengar traditions. Elijah's music is soothing and relaxing. In a yoga class, he is able to match the rhythm of the students and the sounds of the setting. He writes, records, performs and produces music for a variety of projects, including the Cleveland band, NOMADS. Rachel and Elijah also create intentional gatherings through their passion project: Terra Ohio City. Follow them on instagram @terraohiocity for more information on their house shows, yoga workshops, and ceremony coaching.

Location: Vision Underground: 2600 Church Ave (lower level of St. John's Episcopal Church)

Investment: This event is donation-based, with cash donations accepted at the door. Space is limited; please register to save your spot and cancel if your plans change.

What people are saying: "I attended the Meditation in Motion event at Vision Underground last night and loooooooooved it! I've taken classes a lot of different places, but this experience is in my top 3. Rachel was so calming, supportive, and easy to follow. The music was such an amazing addition to the ambiance. My heart was overflowing! I'd love to attend this type of event again in the future."

 NOW OFFERED THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH 4:30-6PM!

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BYTT Study Group: Yamas & Niyamas with Elaine Hullihen & Caressa Joyce Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Caressa and Elaine for an on-going series of 2-hour sessions that cover the topics of the Yamas and Niyamas, in the context of the 8-­‐Limbed Path of Yoga, and include movement (asanas/Chi Gung), meditation (mantra/ guided visualization), discussion (beginning with lecture, followed by Q & A), and light refreshments (hummus & pita, tea).
 
These Study Group Sessions are the perfect introduction to the Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training for those interested in taking the training or those who want to deepen their knowledge of yoga but don’t intend to become teachers. Because the topics will weave in some of the other vital aspects of the training – Understanding the Energy of the Subtle Body through study of the Koshas, Chakras, Gunas, Vayus, and Bandhas, Refining Alignment, and Creating a Therapeutic Yoga Practice – participants will receive a sneak peek into the training, but also a thorough explanation of some fascinating subject matter.
 
When: 1-­‐3pm, the first Saturday of the month, from September 2 to June 2
 
Where: 2600 Church Ave (corner of Church Ave & W. 26th St.) NOTE: This event will take place upstairs; enter through the red door straight ahead of the courtyard entrance.
 
Investment: $35 for each two hour session
 
These workshops are intended for:
  • anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga (teachers, students, even people who are new to the practice);
  • those interested in taking the next round of Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training (BYTT) in Fall, 2018 who want to earn credit hours in advance;
  • past trainees to refresh their memories of topics covered.
The series will include the following workshops:
September 2- Ahimsa (non-harming)
October 7- Satya (truthfulness)
November 4- Asteya (non-stealing)
December 2- Brahmacharya (control of energy)
January 6- Aparigraha (non-grasping)
February 3- Saucha (purity)
March 3- Santosha (contentment)
April 7- Tapas (discipline)
May 5- Svadhyaya (self-study)
June 2- Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to source)
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Yoga to Remember, a Holiday Grief Yoga Practice with Becky Verner Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Yoga to Remember, a Holiday Grief Yoga Practice is a remembrance event featuring a gentle yoga and meditation practice intended to honor those special to us who have died, and provide a social support group for anyone grieving a loss. Anyone in any stage of grief is welcome to attend.

We will begin with an introduction and Circle of Remembrance to build a safe space of community, love and support. Next, we will participate in a 45-minute gentle yoga class, led by local registered yoga teacher Becky Verner, focusing on mind/body awareness, breath and the factors of our lives we can control, followed by a guided meditation savasana.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo of the loved one(s) they are grieving to place beside their mat, and any blanket, pillow or bolster you'd like to use.

Schedule:
6:30 - 6:45 PM: Introductions & Circle of Remembrance
6:45 - 7:30 PM: Gentle Yoga class
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Guided Meditation & closing

Investment: cash or check donation at the door

To learn more about Yoga to Remember events visit: www.beckyverneryoga.com/yoga-to-remember/

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Meditation in Motion with Rachel Bisbee Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

What to Expect: Cultivate inner awareness, mental clarity, and a calm center through mindful movement. Participants of this 90-minute class will enjoy a subtle body practice, seated meditation, breathing practices and deep savasana, accompanied by live music. Suitable for all levels.
 
At the conclusion of the November 12th offering of this class, we will offer a community potluck. Please email info@visionyoga.net with any questions, or bring a dish to share after class. We are expecting 20-30 guests. To learn more visit the event Facebook page: https://goo.gl/4PPKKb
 

Teacher & Musician Bios: Rachel’s teaching emphasizes the use of awareness and acceptance to deepen your experience of the yoga poses. She received her teaching certificate in 2011. She has trained extensively in the Kripalu, Sivananda, and Iyengar traditions. Elijah's music is soothing and relaxing. In a yoga class, he is able to match the rhythm of the students and the sounds of the setting. He writes, records, performs and produces music for a variety of projects, including the Cleveland band, NOMADS. Rachel and Elijah also create intentional gatherings through their passion project: Terra Ohio City. Follow them on instagram @terraohiocity for more information on their house shows, yoga workshops, and ceremony coaching.

Location: Vision Underground: 2600 Church Ave (lower level of St. John's Episcopal Church)

Investment: This event is donation-based, with cash donations accepted at the door. Space is limited; please register to save your spot and cancel if your plans change.

What people are saying: "I attended the Meditation in Motion event at Vision Underground last night and loooooooooved it! I've taken classes a lot of different places, but this experience is in my top 3. Rachel was so calming, supportive, and easy to follow. The music was such an amazing addition to the ambiance. My heart was overflowing! I'd love to attend this type of event again in the future."

 NOW OFFERED THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH 4:30-6PM!

Learn More
BYTT Study Group: Yamas & Niyamas with Elaine Hullihen & Caressa Joyce Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Caressa and Elaine for an on-going series of 2-hour sessions that cover the topics of the Yamas and Niyamas, in the context of the 8-­‐Limbed Path of Yoga, and include movement (asanas/Chi Gung), meditation (mantra/ guided visualization), discussion (beginning with lecture, followed by Q & A), and light refreshments (hummus & pita, tea).
 
These Study Group Sessions are the perfect introduction to the Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training for those interested in taking the training or those who want to deepen their knowledge of yoga but don’t intend to become teachers. Because the topics will weave in some of the other vital aspects of the training – Understanding the Energy of the Subtle Body through study of the Koshas, Chakras, Gunas, Vayus, and Bandhas, Refining Alignment, and Creating a Therapeutic Yoga Practice – participants will receive a sneak peek into the training, but also a thorough explanation of some fascinating subject matter.
 
When: 1-­‐3pm, the first Saturday of the month, from September 2 to June 2
 
Where: 2600 Church Ave (corner of Church Ave & W. 26th St.) NOTE: This event will take place upstairs; enter through the red door straight ahead of the courtyard entrance.
 
Investment: $35 for each two hour session
 
These workshops are intended for:
  • anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga (teachers, students, even people who are new to the practice);
  • those interested in taking the next round of Brahmrishi Yoga Teacher Training (BYTT) in Fall, 2018 who want to earn credit hours in advance;
  • past trainees to refresh their memories of topics covered.
The series will include the following workshops:
September 2- Ahimsa (non-harming)
October 7- Satya (truthfulness)
November 4- Asteya (non-stealing)
December 2- Brahmacharya (control of energy)
January 6- Aparigraha (non-grasping)
February 3- Saucha (purity)
March 3- Santosha (contentment)
April 7- Tapas (discipline)
May 5- Svadhyaya (self-study)
June 2- Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to source)
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