Using Yoga to Overcome Bad Habits

Saturday, Sept. 28, 1:00-2:30 pm, $15

We know habits can be beneficial (exercise) or harmful (binge drinking). How do we know when a habit no longer serves our needs? How do we break unhealthy habits while strengthening positive ones?

After some discussion about habits, breaking them and making changes, we’ll have a beginner-friendly practice including:

• meditation
• breath work,
• yoga postures,
• crystal work

These practices will help us reduce unwanted habits and replace them with positive ones, strengthening our resolve and keeping us motivated to make changes.

Dress in clothes you can move in and bring any personal crystals you want to use. Crystals also will be available to use during the workshop and some will be available for purchase (cash only please).

Amanda Lippner, RYT, has a Bachelor’s in Social Work and leads group sessions at Chestnut Health Systems, focusing on addictions. She uses crystals and yoga in her personal life as well as her work.

To ensure your place, follow the link to pre-register:

The Benefits of Using Crystals in Your Yoga Practice

Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, $15

This workshop combines our June “Crystals Crash Course for Beginners” and “Using Crystals in Your Yoga Practice.”

Amanda Lippner, RYT, will share with us some basic information about crystals and their properties before leading us in a class with them.

We’ll start with a short meditation practice and then move on to a few restorative poses incorporating our crystals and end with savasana. Class is limited to 8 so everyone will be able to use our props during the restorative practice.

Bring your favorite crystals and the stones you’d like to work with. Some crystals will be available for use. Other crystals and crystal-related items available for purchase (cash only please).

Class is limited to 8 so please pre-register to reserve your spot!

Yoga Basics: Intro to Yoga

Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, 6:00-7:00 pm, $60

Did you resolve to have a healthier lifestyle this year but are still struggling to get it? Yoga can be a key part of your overall wellness plan.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • fundamental yoga postures and how to put them together for sun salutations
  • breathing techniques used during a practice
  • how to use meditation and relaxation techniques to quiet the mind
  • yoga philosophy and how yoga can be incorporated in our daily lives

Safety will be emphasized and students can expect a slow pace with detailed instructions. Course taught by Danette Watt and Andrea Chancey.

Preregistration / payment is required. Download a registration form and pay by check or pay through PayPal. Paying for a friend too? Pay here.

Cost is $60. Sign up with a friend and pay just $55 each! Price of class includes optional Monday evening practice with Andrea Chancey.

Questions? Contact Danette Watt: 618-467-8827 or

Sign up with a friend and you both receive $5 off!

Yin Yoga

Friday, August 9

6:30-7:45 pm, $15

Yin yoga works with the meridians in the body to access our prana (or chi) and is practiced when the muscles are cold.

Yin yoga’s intention is to stretch the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine and access deeper layers of fascia through variations of seated, supine and prone positions. It involves the use of props to facilitate holds, which can be for 3 minutes or more.

Led by Sasha Bassett, RYT, certified in Yin Yoga

$15 – pay at the door or through Paypal

Gentle Touch Restorative Yoga

Monthly, Monday evenings 7:15-8:30 pm, $15

Next dates: August 12

Sink into bliss with restorative yoga. Experience deeper levels of relaxation as you give yourself permission to rest, balance, restore and tap into new sources of energy. In our fast-paced world, the opportunities to completely relax are few and far between. Our bodies are overworked and our minds are over-stimulated. Restorative yoga eliminates muscular tension as well as mental and emotional stress.

In restorative yoga, props are used to fully support the body and to help in releasing layers of tension. Sequences typically have only five or six poses, are held for five minutes or more and include light twists, seated forward folds and gentle backbends.

You’ve earned this time to take care of yourself. You deserve to feel this good.

Space is limited to 8 participants. Please message us on Facebook to reserve your spot.

Class limited to 8 so be sure to message us on Facebook to reserve your spot or pay now to ensure your place.

Yoga Nidra 

Monthly, Monday evenings 7:15-8:30 pm, $10

Next dates:  TBD

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. A powerful meditation technique that anyone can do, yoga nidra promotes deep rest, relaxation, self-discovery, a sense of wholeness and a feeling of complete well-being.

Practiced lying down and following verbal instructions, the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world. At the start of the yoga nidra practice, a sankalpa – an intention formed by the heart and mind – is set and revisited at the end of the yoga nidra practice. A body scan and breath awareness calms the mind and relaxes the body and images, visualization and sense perception are used to enhance the experience.

Message us on Facebook if interested in attending or pay now.