Ashtanga Primary Series (Monthly Class)
Aug
26
to Dec 30

Ashtanga Primary Series (Monthly Class)

With Rebecca Sisson

In this special monthly class, Rebecca will lead students through the set sequence of postures in the Ashtanga Primary Series. This class emphasizes the traditional sequence, foundations and alignment of Ashtanga Yoga. This class is appropriate for beginners with some experience with vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga all the way to advanced level practitioners.

This class occurs the last Saturday of every month, 11:30am - 12:45pm. Regular class cards, memberships or drop-ins can be used for this class.

2017 Schedule:

January 28, 2017

February 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

April 29, 2017

May 27, 2017

June 24, 2017

July 29, 2017

August 26, 2017

September 30, 2017

October 28, 2017

November 25, 2017

December 30 , 2017

Regular class cards, memberships or drop-ins can be used for this class.

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Empower. Renew. Restore.
Sep
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Empower. Renew. Restore.

With Emily Chandra and Jenny Ravikumar

As women we spend so much time caring for and loving others. We nurture our families and friends, strive to improve the lives of those around us and rarely stop to appreciate ourselves.

This divine two hour workshop will find us re-exploring the inner Goddess, empowering ourselves to be stronger, gentler and more in tune with our own needs.

Emily Wiswell will be leading us in gentle, restorative poses with her strong and magical voice. We will sink deep into our asanas as we release tension and prepare our hearts for reconnection to self.

Jenny Ravikumar will be giving individual reiki treatments to each participant, as well as a Feelings Oil Release from Young Living Essential Oils. As she applies the oils to your temples, heart and center chakra, you will feel the energetic connection to self-worth & love as you gently release what no longer serves you.

Together they will empower you to stand tall in your truth, open your hearts and dive deep into the feminine energy we often hide within us.

Class is limited to 12 women. Please reserve your space today.

$40

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Jul
30
8:00am 8:00am

Yankee Homecoming: Free Outdoor Class

With Sarah Oleson

Riverside is so excited to be taking part in one of Newburyport's greatest traditions again this year! Join Sarah Oleson for a flowing, meditative and fun all levels yoga class. In this class we will focus on dynamic movement to build strength and flexibility, and work on linking breath with movement to quiet the mind. Appropriate for all levels of yogis from beginner to advanced. Bring your yoga mat! Class will be held rain or shine on the green by the waterfront (near the stage).

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Jul
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Express Your Flow: A Yoga and Movement Exploration for the Heart, Body and Mind

With Emily Wiswell and Kristen Carlson

Join yoga enthusiasts and dancers Emily Wiswell and Kristen Carlson for this unique offering! Learn to connect the asanas with fluid transitions, count phrases to music, and set your yoga sequence to music; “yoga choreography.” You do not have to have any dance experience whatsoever to enjoy this class! Dive in towards self expression and immerse yourself in movement medicine. All levels welcome.

$30 per person. Please pre-register for this event.

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Run Yogis, Run!
May
20
8:00am 8:00am

Run Yogis, Run!

With Sarah Oleson

8:00am: Meet at Riverside
3-mile run (at your own pace)
8:45am - 9:45am: All levels yoga flow designed for runners

This Yoga for runners workshop is open to all levels of runners and yoga practitioners (no experience to advanced). The workshop includes a fun and accessible three mile run (you set your own pace) followed by a slow vinyasa-style yoga practice back at the cozy studio.

Linking movement to your breath, stretch out after the run with strength-building yoga poses that target muscle groups specific to running. End with with longer-held poses aimed at releasing connective tissue and common tight areas in the body. Breath work (pranayama) designed to enhance running performance and your yoga practice is interwoven throughout the workshop. This workshop is accessible to all levels of runners/yoga practitioners.

$25 per person. Please pre-register for this workshop.

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May
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Find Your Float

With Danielle Orlandella 

Ever wonder how to float seamlessly from downward facing dog to the top of your mat? This all levels workshop will target the muscles needed to float forward and give you the confidence to fly!

Join us and learn how to jump forward and back making it a useful tool in your vinyasa practice.

Investment: $25

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Apr
1
11:30am11:30am

Namaste Nutrition: Eat With Intention

Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Christy LeMire to learn how to eat for:

- Maximum Energy
- Healthy Digestion
- Balanced Hormones
- Satisfaction
- Strong Metabolism
- Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Christy will provide you with the tools to approach your meals with more awareness to allow for:

- Balanced Eating Habits
- Overcoming Emotional Eating
- Eating Without Guilt

We will focus on:

- What Foods to Focus On
- How to Eat With Intention
- The Best Foods For Healthy Weight Maintenance
- How to Enjoy Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & Bread
- Simple Mindful Eating Practices

This workshop will include a presentation, open discussion, mindful eating demonstration and personalized written exercises. Leave with a new perspective on how you can enjoy food in a way that will fuel and heal your body, mind and soul!

$25 per person. Please pre-register for this event. 

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Arm Balance and Inversion Fundamentals
Mar
18
11:30am11:30am

Arm Balance and Inversion Fundamentals

With Rebecca Sisson

Learn to fly! In this workshop we'll work on how to approach arm balances and inverted poses in stages, and strategies to build the strength and confidence to balance on your hands and get upside down. We'll start with a short vinyasa practice to warm the body and prepare for these more challenging postures. Expect to work the core and focus on the bandhas (locks) and how they impact the poses. We'll cover many variations, different entries and exits, and tips and tricks to get you flying!

$25 per person. Please pre-register for this event.

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Mar
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Menopause and the Mind-Body Connection

Reserve a Friday night to focus on YOU. Come to a deeper understanding of the peri- and menopausal stage of your life. Jennifer will lead you on a 90 minute journey, connecting your mind, body, and heart through sensory tools, from natural sounds and soothing oils, to chocolate samples. Class begins with gentle discussion and meditation, followed by nourishing movement and deep floor stretches, ending with intention setting and a replenished view of your purpose and state. Join this peaceful, open environment where you can recharge and nurture your soul. No prior experience needed.

About Jennifer Howe

Jennifer Howe has been practicing and sharing Pilates for 12 years. A child gymnast and dancer, Jennifer found joy through movement. After a back injury, Stott Pilates was the only movement system Jennifer found that continually reinforced proper posture, which nursed her back to health. Jennifer’s method challenges clients to try new moves, while maintaining proper posture. Through thoughtful cueing and gentle touch, Jennifer is able to help her students realign, both physically and mentally. Her method helps you understand and learn how to create space in your joints, ease muscle tension, and lengthen the body to create a supple, fluid, and strong support for your everyday motions.

$35 per person. Please pre-register for this event.

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Share the Love! Valentine's Day Partner Yoga Workshop
Feb
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Share the Love! Valentine's Day Partner Yoga Workshop

With Sarah Oleson


Everyone's favorite workshop is back again! Join Sarah Oleson for A fun and unique Valentine’s day date for you and a partner! This loving workshop will powerfully connect relationships. Practice communicating in ways other than verbal as we explore touch, balance, strength and flexibility. Rediscover connection, compassion, and leave feeling lighter, recharged, and playful! This workshop begins with a vinyasa flow and ends with guided partner meditation. No yoga experience is required. Come with an open mind and an open heart.
 
This workshop is for romantic and non-romantic partners alike. Or, come solo and we'll pair you with a partner.
 
$40 per couple. Each person must sign up individually.

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Assisting Workshop for Teachers and Aspiring Teachers
Jan
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Assisting Workshop for Teachers and Aspiring Teachers

With Rebecca Sisson

Hands on assists and adjustments are a powerful way for you to help your students connect to their practice. To offer artful assists in a group class takes practice, the power of observation and confidence. 

In this hands on workshop we will review the fundamentals, discuss the different categories of assists (directional, stabilizing, deepening) and how to assess when and which assist is needed. In addition, we will cover safe alignment (for both the student and the teacher), entering and exiting a student's space, managing the room, and perhaps most importantly, how to use assists to empower your students in their practice.

$45 per person. Please pre-register for this workshop.

About Rebecca

Owner of Riverside Yoga, Rebecca has been studying yoga for over 12 years. Her practice and teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in the Ashtanga system in which assists are a fundamental teaching tool. She has studied assisting under renowned Ashtanga teacher David Swenson as well as Mimi Loureiro and the Down Under School of Yoga faculty. 

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Ayurveda Intensive
Jan
7
11:30am11:30am

Ayurveda Intensive

With Sami Migliozzi


Ayurveda is a deep and complex system of medicine, originating in India, that aims to bring body, mind, and soul into harmony for improved wellbeing using natural methods, including yoga. Students will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to incorporate basic Ayurveda into their daily lives for their own health and their family's health, to bring more vitality and balance and to support their yoga practice. We will work on recognizing our own specific body type and how to optimally nourish it, learning the basics of Ayurvedic nutrition and herbal remedies, and learning about the unique aspects of Ayurveda such as the importance of taste, the energetic body, and more. This workshop will give you the tools needed to practice nourishing self-care for your body and to treat common conditions naturally using the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.
 
About Sami
Sami is a E-RYT 200-hr and Certified Holistic Life Coach. She completed her B.S. of Alternative Medicine in 2015 and has studied with masters of Ayurveda in Costa Rica, Peru, and Thailand.
 
$25 per person. Please pre-register for this event.
 

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Breakthrough to Bliss
Dec
10
11:30am11:30am

Breakthrough to Bliss

With Emily Wiswell

Journaling | Yoga | Coaching | Meditation

Learn tools in this uplifting workshop to create your most blissful life! Get into the nitty gritty of what’s holding you back from absolute happiness in your:

  • Career
  • Emotions
  • Relationships with others
  • Relationships with Self
  • Mind
  • Body
  • Spirituality & More

Get ready for breakthroughs! Enjoy a brief, feel-good vinyasa style flow and take home meditation and journaling techniques. Bring a journal. No prior yoga experience necessary. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in personal development, spiritual growth and unlocking their inner awesomness.

Investment: $30. Please pre-register for this workshop.

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Restorative Yoga Workshop
Dec
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Restorative Yoga Workshop

With Christy LeMire

Restore balance and release deeply held stress and tension from the body and mind. The support of props allows for long held yoga poses which gently stretch and rejuvenate the body by increasing circulation to the organs and calming the nervous system. Restorative Yoga combines postures with breath and intention for a full relaxation experience. The pace is very slow, deeply nurturing and appropriate for students of all levels. A euphoric experience!

$25 per person. Please pre-register for this workshop.

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Oct
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Mindful Eating Workshop

With Christy LeMire

When it comes to how our bodies process, utilize and absorb food, how we eat is equally as important to what we eat. If you experience emotional eating, overeating, trouble maintaining a healthy weight, poor digestion, low energy or just want to be more connected with your eating habits, you will love this workshop! Christy will help you change your relationship with food and shift your perspective towards approaching your meals in a positive, relaxed and enjoyable way, free of guilt or deprivation. Learn mindful eating practices and techniques that support healthy digestion, maximum energy, balanced hormones, satisfaction and a strong metabolism that can be easily implemented into your daily lifestyle. 

$25 per person. Please pre-register for this workshop.

 

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Sep
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga for Beginners (2 Week Series)

With Danielle Orlandella

Join Danielle in a non-competitive environment and build the proper foundation for a life long practice. You’ll learn how to utilize your breath and become more aware of your body through alignment. We will cover the fundamental poses that are offered in every yoga class so you feel confident to take your practice to the next step. The cost includes 1 free week of unlimited classes following the workshop!

This workshop is ideal for absolute beginners. Saturday September 17 and Saturday September 24, 1-3pm.

$60 for 2 week series / $35 drop in

The journey of a life long practice begins with one step.

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Journey into the Heart
Aug
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Journey into the Heart

With Sarah Oleson and Special Guest Lauren Lee

Riverside is excited to welcome Lauren Lee to our studio! Lauren will be co-hosting this transformative workshop with Riverside's beloved teacher Sarah Oleson. This workshop incorporates various practices to stimulate the body, mind and heart, and lead you to deeper discover your unbound potential. Expect inspiration through the philosophy of Sankalpa - the practice of intention setting, mindful movement, pranayama and guided meditations. All levels welcome!

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Riverside's 2 Year Anniversary Party!
Jun
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Riverside's 2 Year Anniversary Party!

Join us for this celebration of summer, yoga, and...our two year anniversary!

Rebecca and Emily will co-teach an all levels class set to LIVE music performed by local musician Dan Searl. A treat for your mind, body and ears.

After class stick around for complimentary libations (for our 21+ yogis), food, special sales on class cards and a BIG giveaway. Come party with us!

FREE! Pre-registration required.

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Air Time for Beginners
May
14
12:30pm12:30pm

Air Time for Beginners

Arm Balances are not just for advanced yogis. They are for all yogis!

Join Danielle as she takes it slow and builds from the ground up. Arm balances and inversions are good for strength, body awareness, and focus, providing some fun challenges for every body. This workshop will explore how to use body awareness, not just strength, to arm balance. You will use props, learn modifications, tools, and proper alignment necessary to fly. This workshop will leave you feeling confident to get some air time whenever you feel the need to fly.

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Mamaste! Mother's Day Yoga Flow and Relaxation
May
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mamaste! Mother's Day Yoga Flow and Relaxation

Mothers, grandmothers, moms-to-be and caretakers; this workshop is designed just for you! Set aside time this Mother's Day for self care, and deep mind, body and soul nourishment. Join Sarah for a slow yoga flow with restful and relaxing restorative poses and deep stretching, followed by guided meditation and blissful oil massage. You'll leave feeling like you had a mini-vacation!

$25 per person. Pre-registration required.

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Apr
16
9:30am 9:30am

Master Class with Goldie Graham

G-Flow Master Class

Riverside is thrilled to welcome renowned teacher Goldie Graham to our studio! If you like to flow, this class is for you! Taught in less of a "workshop" style and has more of a "master class" feel to it, Goldie will lead you through an intelligent, creative vinyasa sequence with an emphasis on intuitive movement and your internal metronome. Class starts with pranayama and visualization which will lead into asana and eventually build up to a stronger flow working towards postural peaks. Open to all, regardless of practitioner level, each posture will be presented with modifications for both the beginner and advanced student, inviting every yogic body and practice. 

About Goldie

Goldie travels the globe teaching workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and has been an instructor at various Wanderlust Festivals. Goldie is known for her creative, intelligent sequencing, while keeping precision and alignment paramount within a carefully crafted sequence. Through your experience in her classes, you’ll witness how Goldie highlights the importance of creating a soundtrack to accompany the rhythm of the physical flow. Her classes are inspired by the teachings of Nikki Vilella and Schyuler Grant of Kula Yoga in NYC, as well as the discipline and innovation of David Regelin. Goldie has been featured in Yoga Journal, Runner’s World, Marie Claire,The Huffington Post and was awarded the esteem of “Best of Boston” in 2012.

$40 per person. Pre-registration required.

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 Balance Your Hormones Naturally
Mar
19
11:30am11:30am

Balance Your Hormones Naturally

With Christy LeMire

Hormones affect everything from mood, to weight, to digestion. If you have symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, skin issues, trouble sleeping, sugar cravings, PMS, low libido, infertility, relentless irritability, poor stress resilience or irregular menstrual cycles, chances are you have a hormone imbalance.

Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Christy LeMire to get to know your hormones, identify your specific hormone imbalances and learn ways to boost your body's ability to balance your hormones naturally through simple nutrition and lifestyle shifts.

Christy studied under Dr. Sara Gottfried's Hormone Cure Training Program and incorporates elements of The Gottfried Protocol for hormone balancing into her health & wellness practice to help improve the lives of women of any age.


$25 per person

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Feb
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Share the Love! Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga Workshop

With Sarah Oleson

Join Sarah Oleson for A fun and unique Valentine’s day date for you and a partner! This loving workshop will powerfully connect relationships. Practice communicating in ways other than verbal as we explore touch, balance, strength and flexibility. Rediscover connection, compassion, and leave feeling lighter, recharged, and playful! This workshop begins with a vinyasa flow and ends with guided partner meditation. No yoga experience is required. Come with an open mind and an open heart.

This workshop is for romantic and non-romantic partners alike. Or, come solo and we'll pair you with a partner.

$40 per couple.

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Jan
24
3:30pm 3:30pm

Yoga Flow and Sound Meditation

With Sarah Oleson and Deb Silke

Stretch and heal with slow flow yoga and a soothing sound meditation. join Sarah Oleson for a deep stretch and flow class, followed by a sound healing meditation with alchemy quartz crystal bowls led by intuitive sound healer Deb Silke. Relax the mind and let the sound vibration heal the body.

$25 per person

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Jan
8
to Jan 14

5-Day New Year's Reset Cleanse

With Christy LeMire

Need to hit your body's reset button after all the holiday fun? Start the new year feeling revived and rejuvenated by participating in Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Christy LeMire's 5-Day Vegan Whole Foods Cleanse!

Christy will guide you on a highly effective, non-extreme detoxing meal plan made up of high quality fresh whole foods. Your cleanse menu options will contain raw and lightly cooked vegetables, leafy greens, soups, gluten free grains, juices, smoothies, teas, and optional supplements. Relaxation and self care activities allow for a complete detoxification experience.

The cleanse is designed to safely help you:

  • Rid your body of toxins
  • feel energized
  • improve bloating & digestion
  • gain control over cravings
  • rejuvenate skin
  • relieve headaches
  • kickstart weight loss
  • incorporate healthy eating habits
  • think more clearly
  • tune into and listen to your body

Your cleanse plan:

  • 2 days of preparing for cleanse (reducing certain foods and planning)
  • 5 days of cleansing (all vegan whole food meals)
  • 2 days of easing off cleanse (slowly introducing other foods back into diet)

Your cleanse includes:

  • Pre-cleanse packet with guidelines on how to prepare and what to expect
  • Daily menu and schedule for 5 full cleanse days
  • Required recipes
  • Post-cleanse packet with guidelines on how to ease off the cleanse
  • Private group Facebook page to share experiences, ask questions and encourage each other
  • Cleanse kick-off info session Friday January 8th, 5pm - 5:45pm with Christy LeMire
  • Detox Yoga Flow class Friday January 8th, 6pm - 7:15pm with Emily Wiswell
  • Cleanse wrap-up session on Thursday January 14th 4:30pm - 5:15pm with Christy LeMire
  • Gentle Yoga Flow class on January 14th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm with Kristen Bernier

Info Sessions and yoga classes are held at Riverside Yoga & Massage

Investment: $99

 

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Jan
1
to Jan 8

Take the January Challenge!

Earn a FREE Month of Yoga!

A new year is upon us and the days ahead can be filled with reflection, celebration, renewal, hope and resolution. This January we invite you to commit (or recommit) to your practice. Become a member ($49 for your first month) and challenge yourself to practice regularly for the month of January--and however many classes you attend you will receive that dollar amount off your second month of membership. And if you practice all 31 days your second month of membership is FREE!

Current members and class card holders are encouraged to join the challenge as well.

To participate sign up in the studio between now and January 8. 


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Dec
13
4:00pm 4:00pm

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restore balance and release deeply held stress and tension from the body and mind. The support of props allows for long held yoga poses which gently stretch and rejuvenate the body by increasing circulation to the organs and calming the nervous system. Restorative Yoga combines postures with breath and intention for a full relaxation experience. The pace is very slow, deeply nurturing and appropriate for students of all levels. A euphoric experience!

$25 per person

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 Beyond the Mat: The Spiritual Foundations of Yoga
Dec
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Beyond the Mat: The Spiritual Foundations of Yoga

With Christos Vayenas and Rebecca Sisson

In Vedic Sanskrit, the meaning of the word yoga can be understood to mean ‘union’, or samadhi. And by this, it is meant that to practice yoga is to practice the art of feeling, breathing and moving in blissful communion with the living energy of the universe.

This workshop helps yogis and non-yogis alike go deeper into this process of union, revealing how every moment and aspect of our lives can be experienced as a creative form of sacred art; a form of yoga.

Through a combination of asanas, body and breath awareness practices, and meditation techniques we will learn how to locate and dissolve our negative physical, emotional and psychological patterns at their root, discovering a way to live and act in which our practice on the mat becomes an expression of, rather than a remedy for, our everyday state of being.

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Nov
21
11:30am11:30am

Vinyasa Upon a Time

With Danielle Orlandella

Deepen your understanding of yoga with this fun workshop exploring the origin of poses. Join Danielle for a vinyasa based class leading you through the Myths and heroes behind the asanas (poses) you often hear in class to infuse your practice with a sense of history.

$25 per person

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 Intention and Manifestation through Yoga
Nov
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Intention and Manifestation through Yoga

With Emily Wiswell

Join RYT Emily Wiswell for this inspiring workshop! The class will be broken down into 3 segments: movement, guided meditation and writing. You will start off with an all levels, heart opening flow and then transition into a guided meditation, focused on manifesting your ideal life. After the meditation exercise, you will be free to journal whatever came up for you in the meditation. You will leave this workshop with a list of steps you can take to get there, and it is our hope that you will leave super inspired!

Please bring a journal with you.

$25 per person

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Savor Newburyport Outdoor Yoga Class
Sep
19
10:00am10:00am

Savor Newburyport Outdoor Yoga Class

With Rebecca Sisson

Riverside is excited to join the inaugural Savor Newburyport event line up! Join Rebecca Sisson for an invigorating and fun vinyasa flow yoga class on the Waterfront. This 60 minute class is appropriate for all levels of yoga students and is a blend of dynamic flowing movement and rejuvenating meditative poses. The goal of the practice is to balance strengthening and lengthening the physical body, while linking movement with breath to quiet the mind and start your day from a peaceful and balanced place while overlooking the beautiful Merrimack River! Please bring your own mat.

$8 per person

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 Relax and Renew: Restorative Workshop
Sep
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Relax and Renew: Restorative Workshop

With Jenn Johnson

Allow yourself to relax and come inward to rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit. In this two-hour session, students will be guided through a practice that blends Yin, restorative, and gentle yoga, and concludes with an extended savasana and guided meditation.
Hands-on Reiki healing will be offered throughout the workshop.
2 hours

$25 pre register/ $30 day of event.

Jennifer Johnson, RYT, is a certified yoga instructor specializing in Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Children’s, and Yoga 4 Cancer. She is a certified TIMBo facilitator with YOGAhope offering trauma sensitive yoga. Jenn is also a second degree Usui Reiki practitioner.


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