Workshops, Events, and Special Classes:
Be Light! Tejas & Our Luminosity, A Half-Day Yoga and Ayurveda Staycation Retreat with Laura Ahrens Yoga and Lauren Massalas Ayurveda || The Moon Lodge at Hawthorn Farm Retreat Center || Medfield, MA || Saturday, April 27th 8am-1pm
About this event:
There’s a palpable shift from winter to spring. Since our health is influenced by our environment, it’s important to learn how to make seasonal choices to avoid common problems of “dampness” such as seasonal allergies, mental fog, and physical heaviness.
“Tejas” is described in ancient texts as a flame of luminosity. Tejas manifests as lustrous eyes, glowing skin, sharp intellect, and a passionate heart.
Prepare to feel invigorated, sweat, and circulate what’s stuck and stagnant. Pre-practice beverage, yoga practice, Ayurvedic lecture and discussion, and high vibe lunch will be included in this rejuvenating day.
This retreat is ideal for those who want something closer-by, less expensive, in a shorter time span.
invigorating and energizing welcome drink
90-minute Laura Ahrens signature yoga practice intended to deepen your practice and circulate what’s stuck or stagnant. The practice is adaptive and can accommodate all abilities.
lecture covering Ayurvedic seasonal regimine, or “rutucharya”
Ayurvedic lunch to enhance tejas by emphasizing light and warming qualities
send you on the road with a gift from us
Investment: $120 per person general admission. $108 for previous participants by 1/22.
Includes: Pre-practice drink, yoga practice, lecture, lunch, a treat before the road, and a little gift from us to you. For more information on Laura, www.ahrens.yoga.com. For more information on Lauren, www.laurenmassalas.com.
Does not include: Transportation to and from the center, though we can help you arrange that with each other.
Refund and transfer policy:
Deposits and balances for retreats are non-refundable.
Monies paid towards this retreat must be used towards the original event. At any time, retreats can be transferred to another person in the case that the original registrant cannot attend.
Retreat participants who cannot attend can also choose to give their spot in the form of a scholarship, and someone who would not ordinarily be able to attend due to financial restriction will be offered the spot.
Sweet Surrender Saturday with Alex Bauermeister
Saturday, April 13th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Coolidge Yoga Brookline
Slow flow your way into restorative bliss with juicy hands-on assists. Alex and Lauren will co-teach an hour of luscious slow flow, followed by an hour of relaxation poses, with an abundance of assists throughout, offered by both teachers and two assistants. Meditative movement will unravel tension, rejuvenate your body and energy, and prepare your whole being to receive the restorative benefits of stillness and relaxation. Meanwhile, deeply attuned hands-on assists will help you feel divinely supported in your poses.
You will leave this two-hour class feeling physically and emotionally grounded, unburdened, and re-centered. All bodies and all abilities welcome.
About Alex Bauermeister: Alex’s signature delicious and liberating slow flow and bodywork style is based on her work as a yoga therapist.
Kitchen Day at Coolidge Yoga
Learn to make homemade dairy free hemp seed milk and cashew milk. Thirty seconds to vegan milk heaven, with no suspicious additives. Hemp seeds are a great vegan source of protein and omega 3’s. Good fats support brain function, reproductive health, and immunity, to name a few.
Use your new skills to top breakfast bowls, coffee, lattes, and even add to soups for a creamy addition. Super easy, but sometimes you just need a tutorial to gain confidence in the kitchen. Demo, samples, and recipe, with plenty of room for questions. Please email for allergy specifics.
Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse
11-1:30pm at Coolidge Yoga Brookline
Balance the cool, heavy, damp qualities of spring that can weigh down the body and mind. Ayurveda's one-pot healing meal, kitchari, offers a great way to lighten up without depleting yourself.
In this workshop:
learn about the healing ingredients of kitchari
learn how to prepare the body for a cleanse, and how to transition back to a regular routine post-cleanse
participate in a cooking demo
practice an invigorating 60 minute flow while the kitchari cooks
after class enjoy a mindful, family-style meal
go home with a kitchari recipe and sample spice blend to get you started
Friday Night, February 15th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Learn how and why a proper night time routine, inspired by the Ayurvedic Clock and circadian rhythm, can help tame the mind and prepare for deep, restful sleep.
During this workshop you will
learn how the doshas (qualities and functions of the body, mind, and environment) influence the time of day
learn which activities are best for morning, noon, and night
physically embody a night time routine including self oil massage, body scan meditation, and savasana (corpse pose)
end the evening with a delicious warm creamy vegan latte dusted with Ayurvedic sleepy herbs
shorts and a tank top so your extremities are easy for you to access during the self massage
socks and a beach or large bath towel
Choose clothing and a towel that you don’t care about getting oily. Please get in touch if you have any skin and/or food allergies.