Virtual Deep Core and Pelvic Floor with Amanda Stefanik at Treetop Yoga

Join Amanda Stefanik to develop an awareness and connection to the muscles of the deep core and pelvic floor. Learn how the two work in conjunction to support the body in our day to day living, as well as our movement regimes. Starting with breath and feedback we build a mindful connection to the muscles. We will progressively work through exercises that build and layer strength, stability, and endurance in these areas.  The deep core and pelvic floor is not a women’s only workshop! Men are welcome and encouraged to explore the deep core muscles, as well as the pelvic floor muscles- those that separate upper and lower body, and support many of our organs. Amanda acknowledges that deep core and pelvic floor training is not always the most exciting work. This is not party trick yoga. However, laying the foundation for a stable and strong core is an integral aspect of overall health that is often overlooked. Amanda hopes to share her knowledge and passion for this topic as she continues on her journey to optimal core and pelvic floor health. 

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Myofascial Release Workshop: Hips and Lower Body

Join Abby Strauss-Malcolm 200-hour RYT, 750-hour CMT, in this workshop series designed to release myofascial tension throughout the body. Each session will hone in on a particular theme or targeted body part. You will leave each session feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body.

For each session you’ll need: a yoga block (or foam roller), two tennis or massage balls, and a blanket or large towel for padding. Softer balls are available for purchase at the studio

Do you feel vague lower back, hip or even knee tension that you can’t quite pinpoint or stretch away? In this workshop we’ll drop into a space of self-study, discovering techniques to ease stress and unravel tension in the body. This sequence focuses on key transitional regions in the lower body that experience high friction or become stiff or fibrous. Mainly the outer thighs, IT band, lower calves, back of the pelvis and low back. You’ll leave with a greater sense of freedom in your own skin, feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body.

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Courage, Compassion, and Connection: A Journey Through Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection with Sharon Esker and Katie Kilty

Please join Treetop Yoga’s Sharon Esker (RYT-500) and Katie Kilty, leadership coach and certified Gifts of Imperfection™ facilitator, in a six-week series based on The New York Times best-selling book, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. In six weekly 90-minute sessions, we will explore Brown’s “Ten Guideposts for Wholehearted Living” with gentle movement, active reflection, and artistic expression. We will learn and grow together as we celebrate our authenticity, nurture our resilience, and build new habits within our supportive community. If you appreciate Brené Brown, her books, and podcast, you will love participating in this workshop. This series will be held virtually through Zoom.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: If you are part of the BIPOC community, please reach out to us at info@treetopyoga.com. We are sponsoring two spots for you. We would love for you to join us.

Investment: $120, plus cost of 10th Anniversary Edition of The Gifts of Imperfection, available at your local bookshop

Dates: Six Tuesdays – February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 6:30pm-8pm via Zoom

BIOs:

Sharon Esker (RYT-500) has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years, and a lifelong lover of movement. She offers dynamic vinyasa flow yoga – always with multiple variations for postures and light-hearted humor – to meet her students however they arrive on their mats. Sharon’s classes feature intelligent sequences with concise alignment cues that accommodate all levels of students from the beginning yogi to the advanced. Her ultimate goal is for her students to feel strong, calm, and ready to take on the challenges of living and working in today’s world.

Katie Kilty, Ed.D. is an experiential learner with an adventurous spirit, driven by curiosity and innovation. As a leadership coach, educator and facilitator she works collaboratively with organizations and individuals to create sustainable cultures of excellence and wellbeing. She is a certified Daring Way™, Rising Strong™, Dare to Lead™, and Gifts of Imperfection™ facilitator.

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Virtual Intro to Ayurveda with Abby Strauss-Malcolm

Align with the Rhythm of Nature. Kindle Wellbeing all Winter Long through Food and Daily Routine

This workshop is an introduction into the key concepts of Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. We’ll dive into the fundamentals including the 5 elements, 3 doshas, 20 gunas, as well as the concepts of individual constitution (prakriti) and current state/imbalances (vikriti). Through these concepts we’ll focus on the season of winter, including specific challenges that arise during this time of year, who it affects the most, and will include recommended foods and daily routines to keep healthy all season long.

Please bring a journal.

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Myofascial Release Workshop Series

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Join Abby Strauss-Malcolm 200-hour RYT, 750-hour CMT, in this workshop series designed to release myofascial tension throughout the body. Each session will hone in on a particular theme or targeted body part. You will leave each session feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body. 

Sessions meet Sundays, 2:30-4pm
January 17, February 21 & March 14
$30 Drop in/ $80 all 3
For each session you’ll need: a yoga block (or foam roller), two tennis or massage balls, and a blanket or large towel for padding. Softer balls are available for purchase at the studio.
 
1/17: Relax and Ease your Body
In this workshop we’ll drop into a space of self-study, discovering techniques to ease stress and unravel tension in the body. We’ll hit some of my favorite spots for a relaxing, feel good effect. Release and rejuvenate the feet, abdomen, diaphragm, low back, hips, and neck. The combination of self-massage through myofascial and trigger point release, alignment based movement and breath awareness relax the muscles, and downshift the nervous system. You’ll leave with a greater sense of freedom in your own skin, feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body.

2/21: Maximize Mobility in the Hips and Lower Body
Do you feel vague lower back, hip or even knee tension that you can’t quite pinpoint or stretch away? In this workshop we’ll drop into a space of self-study, discovering techniques to ease stress and unravel tension in the body. This sequence focuses on key transitional regions in the lower body that experience high friction or become stiff or fibrous. Mainly the outer thighs, IT band, lower calves, back of the pelvis and low back. You’ll leave with a greater sense of freedom in your own skin, feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body.

3/14: Free Your Side Body
Drop into a space of self-study, discovering techniques to ease stress and unravel tension in your side body. Release and refresh key transitional regions – those most subject to friction and stagnation – and feel the effect on your entire system. The combination of self-massage through myofascial and trigger point release, alignment based movement and breath awareness relax the muscles, and downshift the nervous system. You’ll leave with a greater sense of freedom in your own skin, feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body.

Beginner Yoga Series with Sharon Esker

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Beginner Yoga Series with Sharon Esker
Four-week series, $80 Investment:
January 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30

Offered In Studio & Virtually

Whether you are brand new to yoga or wanting to reconnect to the basic fundamentals of your practice, you are welcome to attend this Beginner Yoga Series. Vinyasa yoga unites the body and the breath through the creative linking of postures (asanas). With down-to-earth, clear instruction and explanation, you will learn several postures and breathing practices most commonly used in a vinyasa-style yoga class. This series is designed to guide you in feeling more comfortable in your own body and provide you with a foundation to build a sustainable, personal yoga practice.
Workshop series includes 4 pre-recorded videos to guide you through Mindful Moments throughout your week to complement your practice.

Restorative Peace with Megan Ghirardi

Sunday, January 10
6:30-8:00pm
In Studio or Virtual
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Realign with your body, mind, and heart. Join Megan Ghirardi as we reintroduce our beloved Restorative Yoga Workshop. Release and unwind from the demands of day to day life. Restorative postures will allow the body-mind to settle into deep relaxation, unlocking your natural potential to heal from stress, and reconnect to your resilience and innate wholeness through stillness and breath. Studio props will be available, but bring your own eye pillow if you wish. Each studio participant will receive a single-serving of lavender and sesame oil for a nurturing self-massage (optional of course!) This workshop will leave you feeling energized, rejuvenated, and peaceful.

Upper Body Self Myofascial Release and Nerve Gliding Workshop with Megan Ghirardi and Abby Strauss-Malcolm (In Studio and Virtual)

Sunday, December 13, 2:30-4:00pm

In this workshop Abby Strauss-Malcolm and Megan Ghirardi create a space of self-study, leading you through techniques to ease stress, unravel tension, increase range of motion and sensation in the upper body. With Abby you’ll learn to navigate the myofascial meridians, which are long fibrous pathways of connective tissue that contract and adhere from habitual movement, poor posture, inflammation, and injury. With Megan you’ll learn and practice a series of simple nerve gliding or nerve flossing techniques that can help mobilize irritated and compressed nerves while relieving discomfort and increasing freedom of movement. The combination of self-massage through myofascial and trigger point release, nerve glide techniques and breath awareness relax the muscles, improving blood flow and lymphatic circulation. This workshop will leave you with a greater sense of freedom and balance in your own body.

Props Needed: 1 yoga block, 1 blanket and 2 tennis balls. Softer balls are available for purchase at the studio.

Lead by Abby Strauss-Malcolm 200-hour RYT, 750-hour CMT and Megan Ghirardi 500-hour RYT

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Restorative Peace with Megan Ghirardi (In Studio and Virtual)

Sunday, December 6, 6:30-8pm

Realign with your body, mind, and heart. Join Megan Ghirardi as we reintroduce our beloved Restorative Yoga Workshop. Release and unwind from the demands of day to day life. Restorative postures will allow the body-mind to settle into deep relaxation, unlocking your natural potential to heal from stress, and reconnect to your resilience and innate wholeness through stillness and breath. Studio props will be available, but bring your own eye pillow if you wish. Each studio participant will receive a single-serving of lavender and sesame oil for a nurturing self-massage (optional of course!) This workshop will leave you feeling energized, rejuvenated, and peaceful.

$30 

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Deep Rest and Reset with Katie Schroeder

Sunday, November 22

6:30-8pm

Join Katie Schroeder, who has been teaching Restorative Yoga Workshops on the North Shore for over 15 years, for an evening of complete relaxation. Katie will weave mindfulness, stress reduction, and guided visualization into your ultimate therapeutic restorative yoga experience. Prepare to be pampered with bolsters, blankets, and props that will support your body to release tension and ease into powerful states of bliss. You will safely rest in your own safe, sacred space and soak in the guidance of Katie’s poetic words and allow the restorative yoga poses to take you to deeper states of being. You will feel clear, rested, and reset.

Everybody welcome, no experience necessary, and please join us for this peaceful experience! Right now, we all could use some precious moments to just BE. By taking care of YOU, your ripple of light reaches out to everyone.

$25 Register Here