Yoga 101 w/ MJ Heart
Do you know what's down dog? Have you ever wondered why everyone is saying Namaste? Namaste where??? If you find yourself wanting to venture into a yoga class, but aren't quite sure what to expect, we've got all the answers to your questions.
Welcome to Yoga 101: a workshop just for beginners, newbies, and anyone who's genuinely curious about this whole 'yoga thing'. Touching on a brief history of yoga itself, different styles that you may come across on a class schedule, the simple rules of etiquette while being in a studio setting, and some basic sanskrit terminology one might hear during class - the whole experience will be an open-discussion format, Q&A is totally encouraged! Closing out the day, we'll transform new knowledge into practice. In a 50 minute asana experience, we will break down fundamental postures piece by piece to build muscle memory while incorporating breath, gentle flow, and mindful meditation. Come as a newbie, leave as a yogi.
Mary Wolf, known as MJ Heart, is a South Philly transplant specializing in alignment-based, therapeutic, and hatha yoga. With years of dance & eastern oriented philosophical study, 9 years of massage and reiki practices, as well as 7 years of yoga, MJ’s unique knowledge and expertise allow her to cultivate an environment for her students that stimulates growth on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. Since 2012, MJ has taught various classes at studios, gyms and community centers while also teaching yoga privately or in small groups to promote individual experiences that enhance, balance, strengthen, and build confidence for her students. MJ embraces teaching with an open heart knowing that she, herself, is forever a student of this beautiful thing called life.