Tuesday’s 5/14 – 6/4
Mommy & Me Yoga Series with Beverly
5pm; 4 week series: $45
Partner with your child in simple postures! We incorporate music and breathing, helping to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. This fun class provides key bonding methods between parent and child, while strengthening their growing muscles. Caregivers welcome.
Tuesday’s, 5/14 – 6/4
Kids Yoga & Art Series with Beverly Blahut
4:00pm-4:45pm;4 week series;$45
Yoga and Art are physical learning experiences.. They both enhance motor skills and encourage good self-esteem. In each class, your child will explore ways to have fun and express themselves through yoga postures and art projects. Your child should wear comfortable clothing suitable for painting and movement. All materials are provided. Beverly is a seasoned yoga teacher with over 25 years of yoga experience and also holds a degree in art education and taught elementary art for 30 years.
Thursday’s 5/9 – 6/13
Beginner Yoga Series with Alicia McBride
7:30pm; $65; 6 week series
If you are new to yoga or want to go back to basics, this series is just for you! We will concentrate on beginner postures, correcting form and answering questions. This will give you a great foundation to enter into other classes and feel more confident. Sign up today!
Mother’s Day Sadhana with Beverly Blahut
Moms, bring your daughter or son for free! Daughters and Sons, bring your mom for free! Enjoy a Mother’s Day yoga practice with meditation and chanting.
Got the Sugar Blues? Workshop with Kim Brenneman
Do you constantly crave sweets? Want to gain control without deprivation? This workshop will show you how! During the two hours we will use the physical practice of yoga as a tool to get centered and bring more understanding to our patterns around craving sugary foods. Sixty minutes will be on our mats in hot yoga style and the rest of the time will be spent in discussion, journaling, sharing and of course, we will share a healthy snack. Sign up today!
Kim Brenneman is a Certified Health Coach and yoga instructor. She decided to become a health counselor to fulfill her passion of working with people to improve their health. Kim received her training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Kim leads workshops on nutrition and offers health and nutrition coaching to groups and individual clients.
Open Meditation with Beverly Blahut
Let's get together to meditate, focusing our energies on better health and wellness, as well as helping to heal our planet. The benefits of meditation are well known. Meditation can help with stress relief, anxiety, concentration, balancing blood pressure, the immune system, creativity and much more. Just the act of helping ourselves, will help to heal our planet as well. The sessions are the first and third Sunday of the month from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. and are free of charge. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to long time meditators. If you are new at this, tips will be given on how to help focus your mind. Other than that, we will simply sit in silence.
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Gateway Bodyworks Open House!
9am – 3pm
Join us for our Open House! We are offering free Chair Massage, free Cranio-Sacral sessions, free Thai Yoga massage, free Yoga classes, and Free Kids Activities! Community Acupuncture will be in session all day at a discounted rate of only $15. We are raffling prizes, like class cards, massage gift certificates, acupuncture gift certificates, bodywork gift certificates, yoga mats, and more! We will be offering special discounts on our services for that day only. Refreshments provided by the Gateway Staff!
Thursday & Friday, 6/13 & 6/14
Therapeutic Thai-Yoga Bodywork Training
10-5pm each day; $99/per day or $150 for both days if you sign up before 5/13 ($195 regularly)
This training prepares one with the skills necessary to offer a 'Therapeutic Thai-Yoga Bodywork' treatment. This course focuses on how to release individual muscles as opposed to learning a flowing sequence. There is a strong emphasis on various Thai and Osteopathic techniques, including Positional Release, and Muscle Energy Techniques. You will both learn how to use proper body dynamics and leverage to effortlessly apply pressure to sore muscles, energy lines & trigger points as well as learn how to bring your partner through a series of assisted hatha yoga stretches. This training compliments any other Yoga therapy or Thai massage course. After completing the course, all dedicated practitioners should be confidant to offer these new skills into their healing regimen.
This course is more advanced than my 'Foundational Flow' Thai certification training. It is designed for those who are already comfortable moving and manipulating soft tissue. You will be working on the ground using your hands, knees, forearms, feet and elbows to apply compression and stretches. All students must be comfortable with yoga and have good agility moving their own bodies into various positions. This training is ideal for yoga teachers and other somatic therapists. It is a wonderful way to complement the massage or yoga that you are currently offering and provide yourself with a new skill and income stream. You will receive detailed handouts with pictures and descriptions to aid in your ongoing practice.
This Course is approved by NCBTMB & Yoga Alliance for 12 hours of Continuing Education hours! You can also choose to take individual days for 6 CE hours. Each day is from 10:00am-5:00pm (with an hour lunch break around 1:00pm)
June 13: Prone & Supine Position's
June 14: Side-Lying Position
Michael Sitzer, NC LMBT, NCBTMB Michael has been teaching Thai Massage workshops for over a decade. He teaches for the Kripalu School of Massage and AB Tech college in Asheville, North Carolina.
Sign up for both days:
Ayurvedic Cooking series with Dr. Bhatt!
This is a 3 days series to be held June 23, July 21, and August 18 from 12-4pm
The cost of the series is $175 for all 3 days, or $75 per day.
Join us at the home of Dr. Bhatt in Collegeville for a nourishing, energizing, light, and delicious cooking series. Ayurvedic cooking incorporates the six tastes of foods (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent) in simple and sophisticated ways to enhance health and longevity and provide a satisfying, tasty meal. With a holistic approach to diet, digestion and nutrition, participants in this course will learn authentic Ayurvedic recipes and how to prepare them, and understand the principles of Ayurveda and food preparation in Ayurveda.
You will need a mortar and pestle, bathing suit, and towel.
About Dr. Bhatt:
Alpa Bhatt was trained as an Ayurvedic Physician at the Gujurat Ayurvedic University in Jamnagar, India and graduated in 1986.
After graduating, she engaged in a private practice in Baroda, India. In 1992 she left India and went to England where she acted as an Ayurvedic Consultant at the Kusal Ayurvedic Center in London, England, for 7 years. From 1998 to 2007, she had a successful practice in North Carolina. Now she practices in many locations around Philadelphia.
In addition to her education received in India, Alpa Bhatt continued her studies in USA. She became a North Carolina board certified massage and bodywork therapist receiving an LMBT and NMT degree.
She also earned certifications in Reiki and Reflexology. Alpa also adopted several other therapies to broaden her services. Among these are: Marma Point massage, Therapeutic Yoga, Energy work, Reflexology, Reiki, Shirodhara, Chakra balancing, Music and Mantra therapy, and Ayurvedic cooking.
Along with her private practice, Alpa teaches Ayurveda to medical students at institutions such as Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.
CPR/AED & First Aid Certification and/or Re-Certification
1pm- 3pm: $75
Infant CPR & First Aid is optional for an extra $15 from 3-3:45
Save $10 if you sign up before June 1st!
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training meets the needs of workplace responders, school staff, massage therapists, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public. This training meets OSHA requirements and allows the participant to receive training in both CPR and First Aid in one class. The participant will receive a 2 year certificate in First Aid and CPR/AED.
Training by EMS Consulting Education Services and sponsored by the American Heart Association.
Qigong & Tai Chi with Chas Brynan
7:30pm, 5 weeks, $75
This class is a mix of Qigong and Tai Chi! Qigong is a practice of aligning breath with the body’s movements. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as intrinsic life energy. Our Qigong practice will begin with slow circular movements using the arms, legs and waist. We will then move on to the Eight Section Brocade Qigong, (Baduanjin) and learn why this exercise has been practiced for thousands of years by all forms of martial artists for its healing and restorative movements.
Tai Chi is the true embodiment of Yin and Yang – the duality and complement of opposites. There is a quietude and comradery while practicing Tai Chi within a group setting as well as an energy and heightening of the senses as we move together in harmony. When observing someone doing Tai Chi, they appear relaxed and dreamlike, however, the movements are quite complex. Make no mistake, when doing Tai Chi the mind and body mechanics are fully engaged.
Monday – Thursday, 8/19 - 8/23
Kids Yoga Camp
9-4pm, Kids ages 5-13; $250
Bring your kids to Gateway Bodyworks to enjoy full days of yoga, meditation, arts and crafts, music and chanting! We believe that the path of yoga will lead each individual to self-discovery, self-fulfillment, and self-love. Passing on this wonderful tradition to our younger generation only provides for a better future within us and the surrounding world! Benefits of yoga include; inner and outer strength, concentration, focus, attention, body awareness, self-esteem, self-respect, and self-control. Save $50 if you sign up two children. Sign up today!