Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

Holiday Yin

Date: Sunday, December 23
Time: 3-5pm
Location: DIG Yoga, Lambertville
Cost: $35 by 12/9, $40 after
Registration: Register through DIG Yoga

Join Sally Miller and Holly Haynes for a relaxing treat this holiday season. They'll guide you through a reclined somatic meditation practice to melt stress and tension from the body, followed by a long sequence of yin yoga postures for each of the 7 chakras. Class ends with an extended Shavasana including neck and shoulder massage.

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Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Yin Yoga - The Art of Slowing Down

Date: Sunday, January 20
Time: 3-5pm

Location: Sun Dog Yoga Studio, Doylestown, PA
Cost: $35 by 1/19; $40 day of workshop
Registration: www.sundogyogastudio.com

Yin Yoga is a powerful compliment to our flowing Vinyasa practice. Through passive postures held close to the ground, Yin Yoga energizes and harmonizes the flow of prana through the fascia. In practical terms, this corresponds to an increase in range of motion and flexibility. In a more subtle way, it teaches us how to slow down and truly feel our body, even when it’s uncomfortable. These benefits translate into a more compassionate attitude toward ourselves and others, and builds our capacity for seated meditation. Yin Yoga is similar to Restorative Yoga but challenges our deeper connective tissues to release tension and return to a more pliable, fluid state. Yin Yoga also works along the organ meridian lines to increase immunity, reduce stress and improve digestion. Don't miss this opportunity to give your muscles a break, and explore your yin side. This workshop is open to all levels.

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Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Dates: January 26 & 27, February 23 & 24, March 30 & 31, April 27 & 28, May 18 & 19
Times: Saturdays & Sundays 12 - 6pm
Location: Integral Yoga Community Center, Princeton
Cost: $1250 if registered by December 31st, $1350 after
Registration: please click here to make your payment online. if you’d like to pay with cash or check please email sally@sallymilleryoga.com.

Yin Yoga offers tools, techniques, and a somatic approach to deepening your spiritual practice. In this training you’ll immerse yourself in Yin Yoga asanas to release tension from the muscles and fascia, as well as move your awareness from external stimuli to the inner landscape. Learn from an embodied master who has helped thousands of students take their mindfulness practice to another level.

For those interested in teaching, you’ll leave feeling well-equipped with a detailed understanding of how to teach each posture, sample sequences for organ meridians, emotions, common ailments, and more, as well as practice teaching experience, and feedback from your peers and Sally. For those who aren’t interested in sharing the practice with others, the training provides an incredible transformation of body and mind, with no pressure to teach Yin Yoga.

Include in Yin Yoga Training...

  • 10 Guided Meditation Lessons to reduce anxiety and induce a calm state of mind

  • 10 Guided Yin Yoga Classes to learn the poses in your own body, through your own experience, and with various modifications

  • 3 Philosophy Lectures on Taoism, Yin & Yang, 5 Elements, 10 Organs and Spiritual Practice

  • 4 Yin Yoga Lifestyle Discussions on creating a sacred space for practice, timing and scheduling your practice, the yin breath, and dharana techniques, as well as sample yin yoga sequences, contraindications and rewards of yin yoga, staying balanced with Yang Yoga and caring for yourself as a Yin Yogi

  • Yin Yoga Ethics: Yamas & Niyamas, Boundaries and Business

  • Physical Anatomy, including fascia, principals of joint mobility and soft tissue release exercises as well as organ anatomy and disease correlation

  • Energetic Anatomy, including mapping the meridians, emotions and their organ correlations

  • Guided Emotional Healing Mediations

  • Teaching Methodology, including the role of a Yin Yoga teacher, how to hold space, and a teaching feedback circle

  • Practice Teaching for those who are interested

  • Options to take only 30 hours of this 100 hour training (as a Yin Yoga Immersion), OR only the 70 hour Teacher Training. To register for only the 30 or 70 hours, please see those separate programs on www.sallymilleryoga.com.

Please note that the 100-hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training also qualifies as part of the Yoga Alliance 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training offered at Princeton IYCC. The remaining 200 hours of Advanced Yoga Teacher Training will be offered starting in January 2020. After completing the full 300-hr Training, you are qualified for Yoga Alliance 500-hr RYT certification.

 

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Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

30 Hour Yin Yoga Immersion

Dates: January 26 & 27, February 23 & 24, March 30 & 31
Times: 12:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $525. Includes Manual.
Location: Integral Yoga Community Center, Princeton NJ
Registration: please click here to make your payment online.

Are you ready to deepen your practice? Curious about yin yoga and how it really works? Wonder why you feel so amazing after class, but struggle in certain poses? The 30 hour Immersion is packed with practices, philosophy, energetics, anatomy, and meditation to help you cultivate your yin energy (and understand what that even means!). We go deep into Taoist Philosophy, and how our culture is so predominantly yang. We explore how to modify poses for your own body, how to be with yourself in quiet, and how to take these teachings off your mat and into your life. The Immersion is open to anyone, but having taken at least a few public yin yoga classes before you enroll is a good idea. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced students of yin yoga are most welcome, as are people who think they're not flexible.  Everyone who enrolls adds an important perspective to our discussions, no matter their body type, age, or physical ability! 

Here's what's included in the Immersion:

  • The energetics of Yin Yoga, including Taoist cosmology, Yin vs. Yang, Chi & Elements

  • The physical, elemental, and emotional role of the 5 Yin organs

  • Mapping the Meridians

  • The anatomy of fascia and how it applies to Yin Yoga

  • The anatomy of the brain and how it applies to Yin Yoga

  • The science of meditation and how it changes the brain and the body

  • Yin Yoga as a posture-based meditation practice

  • Detailed instructions for 25 Yin Yoga Postures

  • The Yin Yoga Posture Wheel, a 1-page visual representation of the 25 postures, their associated organ, and their associated element. Great to use during your home practice or as a reference while teaching.

  • 6 Guided Yin Yoga Practices

  • 6 Guided Three Gates Meditation Practices

  • The Benefits and Contraindications of Yin Yoga

  • The Five Essentials of Yin Yoga

  • The How-To’s of Home Practice

  • How to Modify for Injuries

  • Plenty of time for Question and Answer

  • Modifications for postures based on your body and its unique needs

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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Unplug & Unwind: A Silent Yin Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Date: Saturday, February 9th
Time: 12:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $150 (includes vegan lunch and dinner)
Location: Yoga Loka, 23 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Registration: please click here to make your payment online.

Many of us feel bombarded with emails, text messages, voicemails, and other electronic stimuli on a regular basis. Even without considering our smartphones and computers, it can feel like our to-do list is never-ending. But getting away for a weekend can be challenging, and finding time for a longer silent retreat might not be possible. If you’re interested in retreat, but find it intimidating, overwhelming, or just plain hard to fit in your schedule, please join Sally for this precious opportunity to go inward and explore your body, mind and emotions with the support of a group. We’ll work to re-establish our connection with nature and the physical world around us through the practices of somatic meditation, yin yoga asana, walking meditation, mapping the meridians, and satsang, or spiritual discussion aimed at sharing wisdom. Our goal is to take a break from constant scrolling on social media, observe our impulse to check our phones, but not react to it (you’ll be asked to “turn in” your phone at the beginning of the day), and talk at the end about how to “go back” to the regular world and live with more balance and less stress. Much of the time spent in silence is guided by Sally’s voice, with some pure silence interwoven in manageable parts. The opening lunch is *not* in silence, to allow a smooth transition from our regular life into retreat life, and to set the context for why silence and spiritual practice can affect our lives in a positive way. Open to anyone with some yoga and meditation experience. This retreat is not appropriate for brand new beginners to yoga or meditation. If you’re unsure if this retreat is right for you, please contact Sally through her website at www.sallymilleryoga.com.

Schedule

12:00 - 2:00 Welcome Lunch, Introductions, Motivation and Instructions (not in silence!)
2:00 - 3:00   Silent Walk along the River
3:15 - 5:15   Guided Yin Yoga Practice
5:15 - 6:00   Break (in silence… to use as you wish. stay at the studio, rest, or walk)
6:00 - 7:00   Dinner (in silence, with instructions on mindful eating, chewing, pauses, and body awareness for optimal digestion)
7:00 - 7:30   Guided Three Gates Meditation
7:30 - 8:30   Mapping the Meridians with Emotional Healing Practices
8:30 - 9:00   Mindfully Breaking Our Silence and How to Transition with Boundaries, Ease, and Grace

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Mar
8
to Mar 10

Loving the Body with Yin

Dates: March 8, 9, 10
Times: Friday 7:30-9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:00-6:30pm
Location: Dragonfly Yoga Studio, 156 Green St, Doylestown, PA 18901
Cost: Early bird (before February 1): $195 for the full weekend, or $45 per 2 hour class. Regular Prices (after February 1): $220 for the full weekend, or $50 per 2 hour class.
Registration: Register through Dragonfly Yoga Studio

Friday

  • 7:30 - 9:30   Introduction, Meditation & Yin Practice for the Kidneys

Saturday

  • 1:00 - 3:00   Meditation & Yin Practice for the Liver. Meridian Points Overview 

  • 3:00 - 4:30 walking / tea break

  • 4:30 - 6:30   Meditation & Yin Practice for the Spleen, Q&A

Sunday

  • 1:00 - 3:00 Meditation & Yin Practice for the Heart, Q&A

  • 3:00 - 4:30 walking / tea break

  • 4:30 - 6:30 Meditation and Yin Practice for the Lungs, Closing

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Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

70 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Dates: April 27 & 28, May 18 & 19, June 22 & 23
Times:
 12:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $825. Includes Manual.
Location: Integral Yoga Community Center, Princeton NJ
Registration: please click here to make your payment online.

Building upon the practice, theory, energetics, and anatomy that we covered in the Immersion, we'll now dive into the practice with new eyes: How to share what we've learned. My emphasis is on teaching from a place of experience, authenticity, and clarity. This is a unique and powerful training because it involves looking at yourself, your habits, your fears, your voice, your ego, etc, as equally important to your teaching as the details of each posture or your knowledge about the philosophy of Yin Yoga. It's my belief that your energy and your home practice have a dramatic effect on the experience of your students. 

Here's what's included in the Teacher Training:

  • Teaching Methodology, including the role of a yin yoga teacher and how to hold sacred space

  • Sequencing a Yin Yoga Practice for Others

  • How to Modify for Injuries on the Spot

  • How to customize a private client's practice with prior knowledge of their injuries, illnesses, and movement restrictions

  • Practice Teaching Games

  • Practice Teaching with Voice Recording

  • Building Confidence as a Teacher

  • Individual Practice teaching opportunities for each participant

  • Yin Yoga Lifestyle: Creating a home practice and caring for yourself off the mat

  • Teaching Yin Yoga as a Spiritual Practice

  • Working with Emotions in Practice and in Life

  • Emotional Healing Meditations, including the Organ mudras and Organ healing sounds

  • Five 90 minute guided yin yoga practices, one for each of the 5 Yin Organs, with their associated Emotional Healing Meditation

  • Four 20 minute guided meditation practices

  • Written feedback about your teaching from Sally and from your peers. All written feedback is confidential, compassionate, and constructive.

Please note that this training is only available to those who have completed the 30 hour Immersion. If you have taken one of my teacher trainings in the past (as long at it was at least 30 hours), you are welcome to take the 70 hour Teacher Training to continue refining your skills. If you have taken another yin yoga teacher's training, but not mine, I ask that you please start with my Immersion before enrolling in this Teacher Training. I've found over the years that I teach and practice Yin Yoga in a unique way, and that other trainings will not necessarily cover the 5 Essentials (Feeling, Relaxing, the Three Gates, The Yin Breath, and the Pause). Of course many of them have immense value, and I highly recommend that you study with various teachers, but you will need to have experience with my style of teaching and practice before enrolling in this teacher training. If you have questions about this, please email Monica at monica@sallymilleryoga.com.

Graduation Certificates and the 100 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Course

The 70 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training includes 35 non-contact hours, which include various homework, fascia-related projects, and reflection on public classes that you take at various other yoga studios in your area to gain exposure to other ways of teaching yin yoga and to learn from other teachers besides Sally. Upon completion of the 30 hour Immersion and the 70 hour TT, including completion of your homework, you will receive a 100 Hour Graduation Certificate. This certificate is required for Sally to endorse that you are ready to teach yin yoga publicly or privately.

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May
11
3:00 PM15:00

Somatic Yin Yoga: Weaving Silence, Stillness, and Softness Into Your Yoga Practice for Greater Balance in Your Life

Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Yoga Loka, Frenchtown, NJ
Cost: $35 by 5/3, $40 after
Registration: Register through Yoga Loka

Yin yoga offers tools, techniques, and a somatic approach to deepening our spiritual practice. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to move our awareness from external stimuli to the inner landscape. We’ll practice meeting what we find in the body with tenderness and an open heart, bringing softness to places of tension and allowing the tension to reveal itself to us fully without judgement or criticism. We’ll discuss how approaching a yin yoga posture as a unique, profound opportunity for meditation practice increases its effectiveness. You’ll receive a summary of the "5 Essentials of Somatic Yin Yoga" and guidance about how to continue at home. If you find yourself yearning for more stillness in your life, and more acceptance of your body, this class is for you.

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation Retreat

Dates: Saturdays December 1st AND/OR 8th, 2018
Times: 10am - 8pm
Location: Private Home in Lawrenceville, NJ
Cost: $199 for one day, $395 for both days. Scholarships and work trade opportunities are available. Email sally@sallymilleryoga.com for details.

Includes a homemade vegan lunch and dinner each day.

Registration: Please click here to reserve your spot online. You may also mail a check or pay with cash if you prefer. Email sally@sallymilleryoga.com to make payment arrangements.

According to Tibetan Buddhism, the body is always in the awakened state. So why do we suffer so much? Why do we constantly feel stress and anxiety? And what is it about the holidays that trigger our overwork, nervousness, loneliness, and guilt? In this course, we will explore how the mind creates realities that are based on past hurts, trauma, fear, and identities. Through deep relaxation of our tongue, face, and belly (The Three Gates) we’ll learn about another way of being in the world, one that is vulnerable but beautiful, tender and open, and most importantly grounded and connected with others and with our own essence. Somatic meditation offers us a chance to remember our basic goodness and genuine warmth toward other beings. This course is a potent remedy for everyday stress and is open to anyone with a few months of sitting experience and at least 1 year of yoga practice. If you have questions about the course, or these prerequisites, please email sally@sallymilleryoga.com.

You will learn:

  • What Somatic Meditation is and how it differs from Mantra, Mindfulness, Visualizations, Affirmations and Breath meditation

  • How to practice the Three Gates Somatic Meditation Technique in a seated, reclined, and walking position

  • How relaxing the Three Gates (tongue, face, and belly) changes our perception, our nervous system, and our mood

  • How to choose the most appropriate meditation posture for your body, your energy level, and your lifestyle

  • Detailed anatomical instructions for all meditation postures, including a color handout with pictures of each option for ease of use

  • Why modifying your meditation posture is vital for your success

  • How to let go of common myths and misunderstandings about the “type of people” who can meditate and what meditation “should look like"

  • How to relax your body and mind even when life is swirling at a fast pace all around you

  • How to meditate at home when you live with others, including children, who do not practice

  • The specific power of somatic meditation for creating a lasting sense of inner peace and calm

  • How to work with distractions, both internally and externally

  • How to work with emotions in your formal meditation practice and in your daily life

  • How simple changes in your daily routine can help create a mental attitude that craves meditation instead of sensory stimulation

  • The felt sense of what it’s like to be in your body in a loving way

  • How compassion can heal chronic tension and stress

  • The transformative power of practicing meditation in a group

The course includes 3 periods of guided practice each day (some seated, some reclined, and some walking), as well as short yin and yang yoga practices, multiple lectures and many opportunities for question and answer. There is a lunch and dinner break each day that is taken in silence. 


Space is limited to 20 students, and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Getting Yin to the Psoas

Location: DIG Yoga, Lambertville, NJ
Cost: $35 by 10/21; $40 day of workshop
RegistrationRegister through DIG Yoga

Join Sally for this exciting opportunity to open your hips, back, and side body in a deep and profound way. We’ll use passive yin yoga postures as well as a few active yang postures to first find, and then release, the Psoas muscle. A tight Psoas can lead to all kinds of pain and discomfort, including lower back pain, general tightness in the hips, slouching while seated or standing, and unnecessary fear and anxiety. This often elusive muscle tightens up whenever we feel threatened, and in our modern society this happens to most of us on a daily basis. Even simple things like waking up late and rushing out the door, or being overwhelmed by the number of emails we have to respond to puts us in “fight or flight” mode and causes the Psoas to tighten. The psoas also tightens up when we sit too much or drive too much. Come explore how slowing down, going deep, and being soft can change how you feel on a physical, mental and emotional level. This class is appropriate for all levels.

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Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Yin Yoga for the Heart

Date: Sunday June 3rd
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Yoga-Loka, Frenchtown NJ
Cost: $35 if registered by 5/20. $40 after.
Registration: www.yoga-loka.com

Longing, obsession, fantasy and loneliness are common human afflictions, yet few of us have tools to truly work with them. Combining the wisdom of Taoism, Classical Yoga, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sally will introduce techniques that can be practiced by modern yogis no matter how much experience they have.

The techniques include:

  1. Yin Yoga postures to release physical blockages along the heart & small intestine meridians
  2. Yang Yoga postures to energize and enliven us
  3. A guided seated meditation to work with the difficult, unpleasant emotions of the heart (such as self-hatred, loneliness, obsession, lust, objectification, and fantasy), and learn to cultivate / connect with the heart’s inherent warmth, tenderness, and genuine love of self and others. The meditation includes a mudra, healing color, and healing sound specifically for the heart. 
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Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Meditation

Interested in calming your mind? Curious about how to reduce anxiety without medication? This workshop is for you! No matter if you’re a complete beginner or someone who’s attempted to sit with silence or guided meditations at home, all are welcome. We’ll explore 3 different meditation postures and how to align the spine, hips, and shoulders in each one for optimal comfort. You’ll be taken through a 10 minute guided meditation, using your own awareness to find relaxation in the body. Well stretch and move a little bit to make sitting easier, and then discuss the obstacles to practice, how to create a sacred space at home where you yearn to return, and the benefits of meditation. You’ll leave with a link to download a short guided practice to use at home as well as tips and tricks from Sally, who’s been consistently meditating for over 12 years. Meditation is not easy, even for experienced folks. Come join the conversation and help break through many of the myths about what should happen when you sit.

Date: Sunday March 25th
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Bambu Yoga, 3257 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Cost: $35 if paid by March 1st, $40 after
Registration: www.bambuyoga.com

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Dec
30
1:30 PM13:30

Yuletide Yin with Sally & Erin Lento

Date: Saturday December 30th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Cornerstone Clubs, New Hope, PA
Cost: $45
Registration: www.cornerstoneclubs.com or call 215.862.2200

Give yourself the gift of deep peace, rest, and energetic restoration this holiday season! Join Sally and Erin for an afternoon of Yin Yoga and Reiki that will allow you to step fully into 2018 as your brightest self. Sally will lead you through a meditative Yin Yoga practice of long held poses targeting the fascia and organ meridians that will cultivate deep relaxation and peace while Erin offers Reiki, a universal energy modality received through hands on placement that promotes spiritual wellbeing. We will end in meditation, contemplation, and reflection. This is a powerful  workshop designed to bring you fully into your body, clear your mind, and elevate your soul. Pre-registration is required. Open to all levels- no experience necessary.  

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Dec
8
to Dec 10

Winter Yin, Yang & Meditation Retreat

Friday, Dec. 8th from 7-9pm: Cultivating Inner Quietude
Saturday, Dec. 9th from 1:30-5pm: Unlocking Our Tense, Tired Hips
Sunday, Dec. 10th from 1:30-5pm: Freeing Our Neck & Shoulders


“Inside every one of us is a garden, and every practitioner has to go back to their garden and take care of it. Maybe in the past, you left it untended for a long time. But if it is well tended, many people will enjoy your garden.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

This retreat is designed for anyone interested in learning or deepening their knowledge of the profound practices of somatic (body-based) guided meditation, yin yoga, yang yoga, and mindful rest. We invite you to slow down, pause, and recognize that softness is available even in the most hectic times.

In ancient cultures throughout the world, the winter has always been a time to return to the inner landscape and let go of what’s no longer needed. Join us for this precious opportunity to practice and support each other so that we can enter the holiday season with mindfulness and an open heart.

Cost:  $45 for Friday, $80 for Saturday, $80 for Sunday, or $165 for all 3 days. 
Location: The Prancing Peacock, Langhorne Location
Registration: www.prancingpeacock.com Please pre-register.

 

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Yin Yoga & Meridian Mapping

Date: Saturday December 2nd
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Starr Yoga, 104 E Ashland Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901
Cost: $40
Registration: please purchase your ticket here.

When the world around you seems frantic and overwhelming, and your body’s needs get left behind, it’s time to slow down. Join Sally Miller, E-RYT 500, as she assists you in tuning inward, stretching, relaxing and grounding. In this 2-hour workshop you’ll enjoy guided meridian meditations and yin yoga postures to connect with the indestructible calm that lies at the center of your being. All levels welcome. Space is limited to 8 students.  Pre-registration required.

Open to All Levels. 

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Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Yogi's Kitchen: Feeding Your Body, Feeding Your Practice

Date: October 14th, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Prancing Peacock, Yardley, PA
Cost: $108
Registration: www.prancingpeacock.com. please pre-register.

The Principals + Practices of a Yogic Diet

Have you ever wondered what foods support your practice and which ones don’t? Do you suffer from digestive issues, cravings, low energy, or indecision around food? Thankfully the principals of yoga can be applied to eating, and provide an exceptional framework from which to enjoy your food without many of the standard American side effects like gas, bloating, acne, and indigestion.

Learn how to eat and learn what to eat! From easy breakfast ideas to home-cooked Ayurvedic soups and stews. What we eat is the strongest lifestyle factor for determining our overall health, but making healthy choices in a land of fast food and processed food isn’t easy. Sally will share her weekly shopping list and more than 10 simple plant-based recipes. You’ll leave feeling empowered and excited.

Sally was trained by world-renowned Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Vasant Lad over 10 years ago and has helped hundreds of people live happier and healthier lives.

 

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Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

Yin Indulgence

Location: Honor Yoga Pennington
Cost: $32 for members of Honor Yoga, $40 for non-members
Registration: www.honoryoga.com

We are so excited to have special guest teacher, Sally Miller at Honor Yoga Pennington!! 

Yin yoga is a blissful, calm, and quiet practice of attending to the body with compassion. We’ll spend time in passive yin yoga postures to rejuvenate the whole body/mind spectrum and energize the organ meridians and fascia as laid out by Traditional Chinese Medicine. You'll also be guided through a short seated meditation, including inner work with visualization and sound. Enjoy this deeply soothing practice and learn the value of stillness in your everyday life. Open to all levels.

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