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Summer Workshops

Fluid Function and Flow Continuum

8/3 // 11am-2pm

8/17 // 11am-4pm

with Bobbie

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GlobalBody Fluidity & Space Reclaiming Our Birthright

8/3 // 3-6pm

with Bobbie

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Community Meditation Circle

6/13 (starts) // 7:30-9pm

with Bobbie & John Marron

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Somatic Movement Summit: The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature

6/30-7/5

Watermark Arts at Omega Rhinebeck, NY

with Bobbie Elis

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The Continuum of Yoga

8/10 // 10am-1pm

Moving Body Resources, NYC

with Bobbie Elis

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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Apprenticeship

with Bobbie

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Soma Center is Available for Rentals

Want to expand what you are doing? Have a group that needs a beautiful space? Are you a personal trainer? Coach? Body care provider? Therapist?
For information, please call Bobbie 732-777-9642



Preparing For Class:

• Arrive 10-15 min before class..

• Wear loose comfortable clothing that you can move in easily. Layering is recommended as your body may change temperature during class.

• Yoga and movement is done barefoot, toesox with tread are acceptable footwear in studio.

• Do not eat a large meal before any form of practice, yet it is important that you have sustainable blood sugar levels.

• Bring a yoga mat if you have one for personal use. We also provide public mats at no extra charge.

• Soma Center is a fully equipped studio. All props are provided.

• Stay within the range and possibilities of your body's capacity for movement.

• Bring your presence, questions and curiosities


When traveling you may have a Yoga Center nearby: International yoga centers directory

winterSummer 2019 Classes

Effective June 1 -September 4, 2019

CLOSINGS: 7/4, 9/5


Monday

Community Soma Yoga

6:45 - 8:15pm // with Sue

This class is intended for those who are on a limited budget as well as class card holders and full paying drop-ins. Class includes all levels of soma yoga practice; non-linear movement, asana, breathwork, embodied meditation and relaxation.
Sliding scale fee: $8-18


2019 Class Pricing

First Time: $10

1 Hour: $12

Drop-In over 1hr: $18

Senior/Student Drop-In: $14

8 Classes/10 Weeks: $125

Series Programs as Noted

Summer Blast Unlimited: $299**

June 1 - August 31. **Optionally includes 1 Sat 11-2 class in Continuum. Does not include GlobalBody or any other classes at Soma Center

Unlimited Class Memberships:

1 Month: $155 / 3 Month: $380

6 Month: $555 / 1 Year: $1,200

Credit Card Charges:

Only made over a $70 purchase


• If you take more than 2 classes per week buy an unlimited membership and SAVE.

• Yearly membership card holders save 10% on bodywork sessions with Bobbie.

• If you cannot afford pricing due to job loss or financial hardship, please discuss options with Director and Owner of Soma Center, Bobbie Ellis at 732-777-9642 x4. Everyone is welcomed.


Preparing For Class
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Tuesday

Restorative Soma Yoga and Meditation

7 - 8:30pm // with Avi

This class is designed to cultivate the relaxation response and to allow lots of time for quiet exploration in breath and movement. Meditation and restorative yoga are important practices, especially in this day and age, when most of us are “multi-tasking” and moving so quickly. These practices help us release stress and activate the healing and calming aspects of ourselves. Each class begins with breath and/or sound work, leading into guided meditation. From there we will move into a gentle yoga practice, stretching and using non-linear movement to release the residual tension from the day, and to prepare for an ending restorative practice for the last third of the class. All levels are welcome. As long as you are breathing, you can find benefit in this practice.



Wednesday

Women's In-Power Yoga

9:30 - 11am // with Bobbie

Open yourself to the secret sacred questions that are only available and can only be asked in the quiet moments of your own attention. Learn to navigate the uncharted inner landscape of your own soul through explorations in movement, sound, asana, embodied meditation practices, rest, and renewal. In accessing the feminine principals of practice, we become a conduit for healing energy for ourselves and the world in which we live. Through Women's Yoga we begin to reshape the nature and quality of our inner world to inform our outer living, holding sacred the mysteries of the unknown. Returning to the flowing awareness of peace that is your birthright Becoming open to the beautiful mystery of the soul of life and how she continues to reveal herself again and again through the portals of the feminine. By blending consciousness with direct experience, Intuition with direction, form with flow we find balance between the healthy masculine held by the deep feminine.


What you will learn and explore:


1. Explorative Asana practice using the feminine principals of intuition, receptivity, flow, spreading, fluctuation and timelessness.

2. Discover your healthy masculine - form, direction, focus, gathering.

3. Learn the many stages of embodied meditation - the expression of earth & space in the body, tracking sensation, sensory awareness, and imagery.

4. Depth relaxation to enhance whole body function and educate through the feminine expression and experience.


All levels welcome as your movement is "self paced"



Moon Salutations

7:00 - 8:45pm // with Shilpa

Rest and Relax to end your day! Cool, receptive, and inwardly focused is the nature of lunar energy. "Chandra Namaskar" or Moon Salutation is an inward moving and mildly calming practice. This evening practice awakens the devine, reflective nature of the moon and brings "Poornatva" a feeling of completeness. All Welcome!



Thursday

Sun Salutations

8:30 - 9:45am // with Shilpa

Wake up and Greet the Day! "Surya Namaskar" or Sun Salutation is a complete exercise in itself. A series of asana/movements that flow with the breath. They help strengthen the heart, improve circulation, and lengthen and strengthen all major muscles in the body. Practiced daily, Surya Namaskar brings vitality and aliveness into your life. Done in the morning this practice brings one in sync with nature, the sun and all forms of life. All Welcome!



Nia

6 - 7pm // with Ines Altemose

No Class June 6, 2019

A Dynamic fitness practice that connects all the realms of body, mind, emotions and spirit. A joyful, fun, and energizing workout incorporating martial arts, dance and healing arts. Nia cultivates body centered awareness - "The body's way" this practice is adaptable to individual needs and abilities - "Your Body's way" Simply...Nia is for "Everybody"



Community Meditation Circle

7:30 - 9pm // with Bobbie Ellis & John Marron

Starts June 13, 2019, no class July 4th

Embodied Meditation Practices for Everyone! The question remains... Depth or surface.....We will begin each session with gentle movement to open the body. then explore breath, movement, nervous system function, and sound to create awareness and focus. This practice is innovative in exploration and learning. It is necessary for these uncertain times of cultural thrust to learn more varied inner resources! DONATION $5-15 (please note: we will not turn anyone away due to financial circumstances, if you cannot pay but wish to make a weekly commitment in attendance, please call us to discuss your situation.)



Friday

Fluid Strength

9:30 - 10:45am // with Bobbie

Learn therapeutic Movement exercises to enhance movement range and expression. Slow down into deeper yoga posture, enliven through embodied meditations. Rest deeply and let go more fully. By incorporating Weights with yoga and slow fluid movement we find a trio in an ultimate anti-aging system, a hybrid of three powerful, time-tested exercise systems: yoga, fluid movement and body building. Applying deep and rhythmic breathing in every exercise, you’ll create a versatile strong  core, stimulate metabolism, build your endurance, maintain bone resilience, and become more flexible all while achieving deeper balance, inner strength, and peace of mind. Session includes: Essential practices in soma yoga and slow movement with a variety of weight options exercises including warm-up, seated exercises, standing exercises and floor exercises. Embodied meditation, Deep relaxation, Small ball therapies, Theroband explorations for length and strength, Full body expressions on the physioball and more! Benefits: Strength, flexibility and stamina, Fluidity in movement, Increased joint mobility, Maximized workout potential, Added weight supports healthy bone resilience tones, and shapes your body in a self - regulating, respectful way. Stimulates metabolism through active breathing, increased weights and movement, Extra weights encourages balance, while engaging muscles in new angles. Tailoring  your workouts to meet individual needs based upon self- knowing. All are welcome from endurance trainers to seniors.



Saturday

All Level Soma Yoga

9 - 10:30am // with Bobbie

With 32 years of experience, Bobbie provides a class environment to awaken curiosity and inquiry to move and explore in Embodied Meditation, Breath, and Sound Medicine along with Open Asana Explorations. Come create an inner environment for health and well-being using the most important principal of yoga "ahimsa" (which means non-violence) Self-regulation and expression is encouraged through multi-level rising and falling practice concepts that are fully engaging and build an inner inquiry that follows you back out into your life in a way that naturally transforms, fully nourishes and builds an extraordinary inner life for health, well-being and creative transformational living. Some experience in yoga and movement encouraged.



Fluid Function and Flow Continuum

7/20, 8/3 11am - 2pm, 8/17 11-4pm // with Bobbie

Pre-register for each class. Cost: $30 for 11am-2pm classes. $50 for 11am-4pm long dive. All classes $100 click here for details



GlobalBody Fluidity & Space Reclaiming Our Birthright

8/3 3 - 6pm // with Bobbie

What is GlobalBody? Created by Bobbie Ellis, GlobalBody is a creative group process that uses movement, writing, enactments, story telling, drawing, open expression and sharing. A place where inner and outer meet, where darkness and light, freedom and suffering are understood and lived through creative expression...These explorations draw from Bobbie's deep study in Motional Process, Continuum, Writing to Heal, Yoga and Meditation. Cost: $55 early registration by 7/20 ~ $65 after click here for details



Sunday

Level I Yoga

9:30 - 10:45am // with Gurvinder Singh

Please join Gurvinder Singh (Certified in Soma Yoga 500-hour) for a unique experience of authentic Yoga practice on Sundays, 9:30 am at Soma Center. Scientific techniques based on sound anatomical, biomechanical and physiological principles will be used to refine and deepen yoga postures. A gentle Vinyasa flow and tools from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras will be integrated into the practice to bring mental focus and peace. “Yogash Chitta Vritti Nirodhah.” Welcoming beginners & experienced students!



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