Yoga Studio

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Yoga Schedule for 5/21-5/28:
++Sunday, 5/21: Kundalini Yoga with Sukhpran 7-8:30pm.
++Thursday, 5/25: Kundalini Yoga with Sukhpran 9:30-11am. Kundalini Yoga with Mansukh 7-8:30pm.
++Sunday, 5/28: Hatha Yoga with Chris (New Teacher!) 5:30-7:15pm.

UPCOMING STUDIO WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAYS MAY 17-MAY 31, from 7-8:30pm, $30 advance; $35 door
Sacred Sound Sanctuary
Melinda Kinzie brings years of experience and training in Sound Healing to the wonderful acoustics of Railyard Studio this spring! A special 3-week series allows for deep intentional healing. Register: https://ssscircleoflight.eventbrite.com or contact Melinda directly at melinda@spyralheadlady.com.

SATURDAY JUNE 3, from 10am-1pm, $20 advance; $25 door.
Maha Sadhana: Dharma Yoga with Lyn and Amy
The Maha Sadhana is a compilation of all the main components of yoga. These ancient techniques are taught in the style of legendary yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. This practice is known as the best of the best he has to offer. It is suitable for all levels and a must for those who want to deepen their practice and knowledge of these amazing techniques. They will help the student to acquire radiant health and wellbeing, helping to settle the mind into stillness so that one can get a taste of their true nature, and help to develop compassion toward all beings so that one can begin to get a taste of the eternal bliss and reduce the suffering of this material world.

SATURDAY JUNE 3, from 3-5pm, $20
The Basics of Intuitive Tarot
Curious about Tarot Card Reading? In this course, Claire Whitaker will cover the basics of intuitive reading, using grounded meditations, and exercises to bring you through the various elemental suites, court card personalities and Major Arcana. You will also learn simple spreads, journaling and clearing techniques to enhance your intuition in correspondence with Tarot symbology. This course is based using the Rider Waite Tarot deck, but feel free to bring your favorite deck to use during the class.
Tarot Card Reading is a great way to manifest refined energy into your day to day life, providing guidance and advice at all times! Grab a friend and come learn something new!

SUNDAY JUNE 4, from 4-6pm, $25
Know Your Natal Chart workshop with Silvia and Janis
There are plenty of reasons why your life has played out the way it has. When you know your natal chart you know your life  makes sense and you have more power over it. Learn what obstacles and opportunities are designed for you and take advantage of knowing all your strengths and gifts and how to tap into beneficial energies that may guide you to self fulfillment.

TUESDAY JUNE 6, from 7-8:30pm, $17
Healing the Wounds of Love
Join Sukhpran Kaur for Kundalini Yoga and a one-hour mantra meditation. The heart chakra is the most written about chakra in the yogic scriptures. Only through healing our hearts can we be fully present in our lives. In this workshop you will bring positive change to your current relationships while removing past pains that have imbedded themselves in your heart and psyche. All Levels!

SUNDAY JUNE 11, from 1:30-4pm, $5 pre-register; $7 door; children free
Dances of Universal Peace with Radha Tereska Buko and Alima Jeanne Whiting
The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others. Building on the work begun by Samuel L. Lewis in the 1960s, they promote peace and integration within individuals and understanding and connection within groups worldwide. There are no performers nor audience: new arrivals and old hands form the circle as everyone sings and dances together. All ages are welcome. For information and to preregister email: vtpeacedances@comcast.net. Please bring clean indoor slippers or socks.

SATURDAY July 15, from 5am-7:30am, Free with light breakfast to follow.
Group Aquarian Sadhana
Join Sukhpran Kaur to experience the classical discipline and attitude that is sadhana. Sadhana is the foundation of the Kundalini Yoga practice. It is our daily attunement to a higher consciousness. Practiced in a group, the whole group is elevated even more by each others practice. Aquarian Sadhana is a mixture or Kundalini Yoga and mantras.

ONGOING OFFERINGS:

MONDAYS 6-8pm, or by appointment.
Reiki or Tarot Sessions with Claire Whitaker
Reiki is a form of Energy Healing which the practitioner uses various hand position on the clients clothed body to replace heavy energy and refined energy. This style of healing rebalances the chakras (energy centers) in the body, and has many mental, physical and spiritual benefits.
Tarot Card readings are a physical manifestation of cosmic advice and means of communicating with your higher, and inner self. Readings are a great way to see symbolically what needs balancing in your life. Readings also are benificial for confirmation and advice.
A variety of tarot spreads are available to suite your needs.
30mins for $30; 1 hour for $60. Please register here, or email railyardyoga@gmail.com for appointment.

SUNDAYS 1-3:30pm, or by appointment.
Astrology Consultations with Silvia and Janis.
1 hour for $55. Please register here, or email railyardyoga@gmail.com for appointment.

THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30pm
Astrology 101 with Silvia, $12.
If you want to fully understand astrology, learn the basics with Silvia who has been studying the subject for more than 17 years. In this weekly drop in class, you will learn how to put the planets, houses, and signs together to start making sense of astrology and how you can use it as another tool for self knowledge.

FRIDAYS, or by appointment.
Embodied Dreamwork Session with Janis.
1 hour for $60. Please see description below. Email railyardyoga@gmail.com for appointment.

Parking: Railyard is located at the end of Battery Street. You will drive past Maple Street into a dirt parking lot, over the railyard tracks to the left. We are the last door on the right of the warehouse buildings, look for Railyard Parking signs. See you soon!

Contact us at: railyardyoga@gmail.com

Click here to view most updated class schedule and to register for classes and workshops.

About The Classes

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Kundalini Yoga classes are a dynamic blend of postures, mantra, music and meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. It’s a fun way to increase energy, release tension, and improve overall health as well as a more spontaneous flow of joy and happiness. Elimination of disease, addictions, anxiety and depression have all been attributed to dedicated Kundalini practice.

Dharma Yoga

Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s almost fifty years of practice of classical yoga. This class is open to a mixed level of students with direction & corrections given to each student according to their capacity. One is recommended to practice at their own pace, not push too much, & be at peace practicing either easier or more advanced variations independently within the Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa series & stationary meditative postures. These powerful yet subtle practices help to bring radiant health, fitness & Self-knowledge quickly to all students. Dharma Yoga I classes are the beginning level of the Dharma Yoga series.

Freestyle Dance Fitness

The key words here to enter and leave more with are Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Strength, and Positivity. The dance floor is an inspiration and healing source for not only your physical body, but also for the vitality of your mind and emotional self. Build upon your confidence, feel the enthusiasm of dance-offs, discover new ways to move your body to the music all while becoming stronger and more positive about yourself.

Embodied Dreamwork

Embodied dreamwork—pioneered by Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak—is an interaction with the dreaming state involving the whole body.  As your dream facilitator I will guide you back into the dream through a series of questions that help one explore the dream images using the body as a container, noticing the feelings within the body that arise as you relive your dream not just from the standpoint of the ‘ego or I’ in the dream, but from a host of other dreaming perspectives . By holding many different, often conflicting feelings simultaneously one can experience profound therapeutic effects.

At the conclusion of the dreamwork session the facilitator (Janis Comb) will call upon her astrological dreamwork knowledge. Having received birth data information before the session she will share any connections or themes she sees reflected in the birth chart that may relate to the dreamwork.

Available as private consultations, by appointment, $60. Please email railyardyoga@gmail.com to schedule an appointment. 

Staff

Janis Comb (Mansukh Kaur)8463bfbb-a983-4a1f-8360-bca51b326701

Janis has been practicing yoga for over 30 years. In 2009 she took her first Kundalini Yoga workshop and fell in love with this yoga. “I am 58 years old and because of my yoga practice I feel increased well-being, vitality, and happiness. I feel better than when I was in my 30s. I want to share this incredible technology with others. Vitality and health is your birthright. Kundalini Yoga makes you radiant, peaceful and strong so you are better able to meet life’s challenges.” Janis is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and certified Kripalu Yoga teacher.

Janis has also been studying astrology for over 30 years. She loves to share her knowledge by helping others interpret the symbolic language of the birth chart which can be seen as a map or blueprint of what we can become and what we potentially would look like if we were in full flower and fully conscious.

Janis received her Masters at Lesley College where she specialized in dreamwork and astrological counseling. It was there she discovered that it was possible to integrate both dreams and astrology into a work she calls Astrological Dreamwork. Janis has studied astrology for over 35 years. She also has for the last 15 years been attending Embodied dreamwork training sessions led by Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak. She is certified as an Embodied Dream Imagery Practitioner It is in these sessions that she has been able to learn and practice the craft of dreamwork, with an emphasis on group dreamwork.

Amy Trynoski

amy2Amy has been a dedicated yogi and meditation practitioner for over 20 years. She began her formal training in 1997 at the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, CA where she received her 200 hr Yoga Teaching Certification. Amy taught Sivananda based yoga in Vermont while heavily continuing her study of the Vipassana Meditation Techniques as taught by the late S.N. Goenka. After some time of exploring her personal practice, Amy re-immersed in her formal Hatha yoga studies with Sri. Dharma Mittra and the Yogi Gupta lineage of Hatha Yoga. Amy’s classes incorporate the sequencing of Dharma Yoga but always include her own creative touch. She incorporates her love of asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), mantra, and meditation in her classes. Always a student as well as a guide, Amy continues to study with Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City and is currently finishing her 500 hr Yoga Teaching Training certification under his guidance.

Sukhpran Kaur Khalsa

Sukhpran Kaur is an artist, KRI certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher, and staff member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association. Sukhpran is committed to a rigorous personal practice that includes a daily sadhana, and continuing to train nationally and internationally with Kundalini lead teachers. She is currently near completion of her 500hr Level 2 Kundalini Yoga teaching certification and level 1 Sat Nam Rasayan certification (a healing tradition using the meditative mind in Silence). Sukhpran shares her experience in classes and workshops that delve into the vast teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, creating a safe, sensitive and intuitive space where each student can tap into subtle self awareness and expansion, health, happiness, peace and wholeness. Offerings include healing classes, workshops, retreats, cleanses and private consultation.

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Silvia grew up in California with an active lifestyle that included bicycling, roller blading, hiking, running and dancing on the beach. She has experience in Tai Chi, taekwondo, capoeira, breakdancing and acro yoga. All body disciplines that she is exposed to get incorporated into her freestyle dancing. Health is her daily priority which is approached holistically. “Total health is beyond exercising the body. It requires peace in the mind, vibrant nutrition in the body, and a creative spirit to keep you inspired for life.” Silvia has lived in Vermont since May 2013, relentlessly enjoying and extending the health conscious vibrations and positive mind sets of everyone.
 In addition to a variety of art forms and music, Silvia’s mind is highly magnetized to detailed astrology. “Everyday is a day to research planetary positions and analyze personal and general public situations. The insights I discover between the correlation of planetary positions and interactions between people is amazing! I am always glad to share this learning with other inquiring minds.”

Claire Whitaker

Claire A. Whitaker was born and raised in the small town of Sunapee, New Hampshire and since lived in Utah and Oregon, finally settling in Burlington, Vermont.  She graduated in 2011 from Saint Michael’s College with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, with a special focus on Buddhism and Buddhist artwork.   Her undergraduate studies lead her to India, Bhutan, Mongolia and Ghana where she lived with host families practicing Shamanism, Buddhism and cross cultural spiritual practices.  Claire has been practicing the intuitive art of Tarot Card Reading since 2011.  She also practices Reiki in the Usui tradition-which uses various hand positions on the body to replace heavy energy with refined energy in the chakras (energy centers).  Claire is so thankful for the warmth and kindness of the Burlington community and to practice with Railyard Apothecary.