Looking for yoga teacher training?
Want to develop your meditation or pranayama practice? Already a yoga teacher and need Yoga Alliance CEUs?
Consider attending Plasha Yoga School events to continue your yogic journey!
Upcoming or past events and workshops have included: Meditation, Pranayama, The Yoga Sutras, Resolve to Evolve, Yoga Psychology, The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Ayurveda, Prenatal Yoga, Back Pain, Forest Bathing, Mindfulness Bushcrafting, Yoga for Athletes, Postural Yoga Clinics, Partner Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage for Couples, Valentines Program and Conscious Communication and Kidding Around Yoga.
5 Strategies to Inspire Your Meditation Practice
October 19, 2019: 10 am – 12 pm
Has your practice stalled or stopped? Are you having difficulty getting started?
Learn timeless ways to overcome challenges and create a dynamic and sustainable practice you will enjoy! Each strategy will be explained then practiced followed by questions.
Michael Plasha, E-RYT 500, YACEP, brings over 40 years of experience and inspiration from many meditation masters to this program.
Chairs will be provided. Please bring a notebook!
The Value of Hands-On Assists: Going Deeper in Your Practice
November 2: 10:00-11:30
Are you a kinesthetic learner? Are you not sure if you can safely go deeper in a posture? Would you like to have a better understanding and experience of optimum alignment and energy flow? Please bring your curiosity, self-inquiry and postures you want to explore in this dynamic workshop.
Gentle hands on assists can support you in a more aware and deeper practice.
My approach has been influenced by Integral, Ashtanga and Kripalu teachers; and my students! I have taught over 13,000 classes and have learned how to discern when it is appropriate to provide an assist after receiving permission.
$20 prepaid / $25 at door
Wynne Paris Kirtan Concert
November 8: 7:00-9:00 pm
We are excited to be hosting Wynne Paris again!
You can enjoy listening to the sacred sound vibrations of Kirtan (call and response chanting) or join in! He has an engaging and entertaining way to introducing each chant and sharing inspiring stories. He plays sarod, acoustic guitar, harmonium and percussion.
Chanting clears the mental field, opens the heart and energizes the body. It is fun, uplifting and everyone can participate!
Since 1998, Paris has primarily performed and recorded New Age and World Beat music with an Indian influence, performing kirtan chanting and playing both Western and traditional Indian musical instruments. He appeared on the first album of Krishna Das, Pilgrim Heart. This album also featured Sting.
Paris released his debut album, Ghandarva Café in 2004, which was followed by Emptiness and Ecstasy (2005) and Omspun, featuring the band Groovananda, in (2009). His most recent is Kirtana Americana.
He is the co-producer of the Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival which celebrates yoga, kirtan, flow arts, meditation, learning, and healing. I have taught at two of these festivals.
$25 prepaid / $30 at door
Mixed-Level Flow Class with Michael Plasha and Wynne Paris
November 9: 10:00-Noon
Wynne will be playing live while I lead you through a class. He will also lead us in a chant to create a positive vibration in the studio. Students have loved these collaborations in the past!
$20 prepaid /$25 at door
Holiday Cooking for the Vegan Curious
November 16: 11:00 to Noon
We all know the traditional holiday spread of foods, but what happens when you have a guest with vegan or vegetarian preferences? You may also want to get vegan savvy for variety in your own meal planning too! Lisa Rose of VeganCheers will guide you with tips and techniques to modify your current holiday favorites and how to incorporate main vegan dishes as sides. Registration required by 11/13/19. Class fee is $20. Samples are included.
Lisa Rose changed her life and wants to help you change yours! After watching “Forks Over Knives” and “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” she adopted a plant-based diet and gained an active lifestyle. She lost 40 pounds, normalized her cholesterol, ditched her pack-a-day smoking habit, and began running. With more energy — and a passion to share the benefits of a vegan lifestyle — she co-founded The Erie Vegan and Vegetarian Society, organized the first VegFest in Erie, PA, and became a Food for Life instructor and vegan lifestyle coach. Her web site is VeganCheers.
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Ayurvedic Lunch and Cooking Basics
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Ayurvedic diet and nutrition is a complex subject and can be overwhelming. In this introduction to Ayurvedic cooking, we will keep it simple! It’s all about the spices relative to your predominant dosha. In this class we will:
- Discuss a handout on the general recommendations for the psychological treatment of the doshas
- Learn how to navigate the complexities of the dual or tri dosha constitution
- Learn how to make dosha friendly dishes for summer
- Receive chai recipes for each dosha
Ayurvedic Lunch and Cooking Basics will be hosted at the lovely home of Larry and Vicki Serafin They have a large kitchen where I will teach a cooking class followed by lunch on their deck.
They also have a large pond, hiking trails, swimming pool, and state of the art horse barn. It’s a wonderful setting for a spring and summertime lunch with like-minded people. Cost is $20 and includes two Ayurvedic dishes. You can pay me directly or register below with Pay Pal.
Please take the Dosha quiz to know your body type. Go to https://shop.chopra.com/dosha-quiz
Recommended books: “The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook” by Amrita Sondhi and “Perfect Balance” by Atreya.
Michael Plasha was trained and certified in Ayurveda and Yoga by Dr. David Frawley. He is celebrating the 21st anniversary of his studio in Erie.