Are you looking for a new experience for your child? If your kiddo is 8 or above, we've got the perfect camp for you this summer!
In addition to building self-awareness and community at Centered, your child will learn skills at The paRTy Studio, Igloo Letterpress, Dewey's Pizza, Sew to Speak and AR Workshop. Sign your child up for exploration and discovery!
Meena Khasnabis, mother of Centered owner Shoma Jha, created this beautiful alpana, a mandala art form unique to Bengal in eastern India. Traditionally, alpona is created with a rice based paint. Learn the history, the intricacies of technique and create your own alpana! In this special workshop. We will begin with centering and movement to unleash creative energy. With the guidance of Meena, you will have the opportunity to practice this meditative art. While your creation dries, we will surrender to a luxurious savasana.
While growing up in Bangalore Meena found inspiration in fine arts through her parents, college town culture and natural surroundings. Her special interest is in the design of alpana. Meena has extended upon her artistic skills over the years by taking courses in other art media such as acrylic, water color, colored pencil drawing, Sumi painting and ceramics to name a few. She now lives in Ann Arbor with her husband. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.
There is nothing we recommend more for someone new to yoga, than a beginner series. Students will receive special attention to find comfort in their bodies as they practice, and will learn how to adjust yoga to their needs in any season of life. We will touch upon yoga history, go through poses step by step, and generally make the yoga world much less intimidating. Our goal is to provide space for personal growth and to build confidence in our beloved students!
Meditation for Beginners + Beyond Instructor: Daniel Sernicola Wednesdays, April 4 - May 9 7-8:15 pm
Many individuals are discovering the benefits of meditation for their lives. Believe what you’ve heard about meditation: it can focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. It’s not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started with a meditation practice is found in this six-week course. You’ll learn the basics along with advice for making your meditation practice a priority no mater how busy you are. You’ll also learn how to bring the wisdom and compassion you discover through meditation into other areas of your life. If you already have a mediation practice, this series can also serve as a refresher.
• Week 1 Know Your “Why” and Learn the Meditation Technique
• Week 2 Be Consistent and Gentle
• Week 3 Overcoming Obstacles
• Week 4 Working With Emotions and Discovering Peace of Mind
• Week 5 Meditation as an Influence in Your Life
• Week 6 Learning to Relax
Join Centered Yoga + Movement and Sineqube for a special evening on March 20. Let us usher in the spring together. Just as day and night suspend in perfect balance on this date, you, too, will find your own balance. With soul-calming, spirit-energizing music, guided yoga flow and meditation, rejuvenate with us as spring makes its arrival!
Join Centered Yoga + Movement & The pARTy Studio to flow and create! (We are next door neighbors) We will begin our evening with a rejuvenating yoga flow at Centered. After clearing our mind and connecting with the self, head downstairs to free creative energy and paint a canvas at The pARTy Studio. You will be guided to express your own version of a spring family of birds. Bring a friend. Bring your favorite wine and snacks to enjoy while painting! Treat yourself to this midweek evening retreat.
Yoga 6:30-7:30pm / Painting 7:30-9:30pm
If you missed our yoga with live music in November, be sure to catch it this January. Join us for a restorative evening of yoga with Shoma Jha, and live ambient music as Sineqube weaves a live sonic tapestry to complement the energy of the room. Let the sound wash over you as your mind and body heal, and your focus draws inward.
*Please note that class passes may not be used during this and other special events.
Sineqube is the ambient experimental music project of Kevin Holland and Jennifer Dutiel. They create original improvised soundscapes by orchestrating and layering the vast timbral palettes of guitar and voice. Playing with the balance between the gentle, soothing bed of ambience and the uncharted frontiers of experimental music, they fuse elements of both to paint a live aural canvas that is exploratory, soothing and inviting.
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Peace, Breath...Yoga! for Teens
Teen Camp, ages 12 and up
June 11 - June 15, 2018
10am - 2pm
Join Jen Hegerty 200-hour RYI and Shoma Jha, 200-hour RYT in exploring mindfulness through yoga, breath, movement and more at a camp geared toward tweens and teens. This camp will be a place to practice mindfulness through movement, smell, vision, hearing, breath and taste. We will learn, move, create and sample different types of yoga and movement. Participants will need a yoga mat, comfortable clothes, shoes a water bottle and a packed lunch. A light snack will be provided.
Peace, Breath...Yoga! for Kids
Kids Camp, ages 6 through 11
July 30 - August 3, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm
Jen Hegerty, 200-hour RYI and Shoma Jha, 200-hour RYT will lead a camp designed for elementary aged youth. We will venture into mindfulness through breath, yoga, other forms of movement and more. This camp will be a place for your child to slow down, appreciate the moment and explore creativity through movement. Our exploration will also be guided by smell, vision, hearing, texture and taste. This camp will be a place for your child to slow down, appreciate the moment and explore creativity through movement. Participants will need a yoga mat, comfortable clothes, shoes and a water bottle. We will be walking! A light snack will be provided.
Ruling Our Experiences
with Peace and Mindfulness for Teens
Kids Camp, ages 12 through 17
July 9 - July 13, 2018
9:30am - 3:30pm
What does it mean to be a smart, strong, safe and successful girl? Learn how to be a girl who is mindful, proud of her unique qualities, stands up for herself, shuts down drama and takes a stand as a leader! In this all-girl workshop the staff of ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences) will allow you the time and space to talk about the big issues in your young lady's life. She will connect with other girls by discussing challenges facing girls, such as cliques, fitting in and social media. These young women will learn how to use their powerful voices and strong bodies to stand up for themselves. We will even teach you methods of self-defense! Additionally, this special camp will give these ladies tools to express themselves through mindful movement, breath and artistic expression. Every girl has the potential to be a leader. Every girl has the right and ability to Rule her Own eXperiences!
Participants will need a yoga mat, comfortable clothes, shoes a water bottle and a packed lunch. A light snack will be provided.
Would you like to practice the illusive crow posture with a sense of ease and clarity? Would you like to expand your arm balance journey? "Causes and Conditions: Finding Ease in Arm Balances" may be the perfect workshop for you! Zach Swartz will lead this workshop to focus on the family of arm balances. You will learn how to work your way up to them and traverse into and out of them safely. In this two and a half hour session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, give suggestions and venture into creating your own sequence of poses. Also learn how to effectively use props to help guide you as you learn new poses.
Led by knowledgeable and compassionate yoga instructor Kelli Schaffter, our 6-week prenatal yoga series will incorporate gentle yoga postures, relaxation techniques and skills to remain centered and calm during labor, delivery and motherhood. This class is appropriate for new beginners and also experienced yogis looking to learn specific skills to utilize during pregnancy.
Learn poses to address typical discomforts of pregnancy and build strength, flexibility and endurance. Enjoy stretching, breathing techniques, meditation and periods of deep relaxation.
Should be in the 2nd or 3rd trimester.
Centered Yoga + Movement
679 High Street, Suite D
Park in the municipal parking lot off of New England Ave just west of High St.
Centered is located in the northern most building of the lot. We are located in the Kilbourne Shops just above Pub Out Back. To get there, walk past Party Studio and walk through a short tunnel/archway. Make a left. You will be facing your destination: 679-D.