To register for any event, you can email us or call 215-482-7877 and we will respond as promptly as possible! Please also note our refund policy under Schedule & Fees. Thank you!
Please note! The Philadelphia chapter of the Nalandabodhi Buddhist Meditation Group meets weekly at Yoga on Main on Sundays from 6:30-8:00pm. This meeting is free and open to all! Please see our Schedule Page and Class Descriptions for more information.
Summer Morning Retreat Week with Shiva Das
Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st
6:00 - 8:00AM each day
$108 for the full week or $25 per day - Register by calling 215-482-7877 or emailing us!
Start the new season with this amazing week-long retreat. Do it without traveling or taking off from work. We will meet each morning for an intensive 2-hour yoga/meditation class. Com for the whole week or any day(s) you like. Experience the benefits of:
- An inspiring satsang/sharing circle
- Seasonal practices based on Ayurveda
- Rejuvenating Pranayama
- Asana to purify and open the chakras
- Stress and tension reduction and increased energy
- Self-awareness and concentration
- Self-love and personal empowerment
This is the perfect way to heal, renew and energize in the midst of daily life! Space is limited so register early!
Kirtan Concert with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band
Friday, June 21st at 8pm
$20 advance; $25 the day of
To purchase tickets, please call 215-482-7877 or email us!
Please join us for an inspirational and festive evening of Kirtan! New Orleans' Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young & Gwendolyn Colman) are celebrated as one of the leading voices in western kirtan music, known for their dynamic sound that marges mantras, rock, funk, gospel, and world grooves. The band is a favorite headliner at festivals nationwide and they are the first kirtan band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. Their music has appeared on Putumayo World Music, Nettwerk/Nutone Records, White Swan Records, and Sounds True.
Vocalist and harmonium player Sean Johnson is the founder of the band. He’s been leading kirtan for the last sixteen years. His voice is equally influenced by his roots in New Orleans, vocal exploration of his ancestral Irish heritage, as well as study in Indian vocal music and love of the path of bhakti yoga-- the yoga of the heart. Sean is also a nationally respected yoga teacher, the founder ofWild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga and spirituality teacher training program that focuses on teaching yoga with imagination. He has a Master’s degree from The Naropa Institute with a focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, is a Yoga Journal contributor and presenter, and is the co-curator of Putumayo's music for yoga series. Sean shares the practice of bhakti yoga in an inviting and accessible way that taps into the universal spirit of life, music, and yoga- weaving stories, myths, and poetry
"A joy to listen to whether you're a yogi or anyone who appreciates wildly creative music." - Yoga Journal
"Their music will ignite the world...a hybrid of East and West that will bring joy to your heart and get your body boogieing." - Yoga Chicago
Listen and find out more at www.seanjohnsonandthewildlotusband.com
Learn to Hula Hoop with Shayna!
Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00 - 2:30pm
To register, please call 215-482-7877 or email us!
Come to this amazing Hula Hooping experience and energize your body through an exciting and lively form of fun and dance! You will learn the basics for a beginer: waist hooping, arm and neck hooping, and other fun moves! Hooping is not just a form of dance, but it's an energizing and enjoyable way to be active while having fun. Although targeted for beginners, this class is open to all levels of hoopers so everyone is welcome. There will be time for practice/hoop jam after class for people to experiment moves, tricks and ideas. Hoop you way to a healthy, enlightening lifestyle with like-minded people. Children are more than welcome. Feel free to bring your own hoop, and hoops will also be provided for use and for sale.
Introduction to Yoga Nidra - A Mini Retreat
Facilitated by Lillian Rozin, a psychotherapist and yoga teacher trained at YOM and Yoga Life Institute.
Sunday, June 23rd from 1:00 - 4:00pm
To register, please email or call 215-482-7877
Yoga Nidra is a method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.Based on the Tantras and developed more fully by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, yoga nidra utilizes a series of exercises that tap into the koshas (sheathes) and cultivates a state of almost-sleep, yet alertness(yoga= one-pointed focus +nidra= sleep).Yoga Nidra offers relief from insomnia, anxiety and generaldis-ease.Take a time out and experience this beautiful practice.
In this workshop you will:
- experience several yoga nidra practices;
- learn about the koshas, a fundamental concept in hatha yoga;
- practical applications to your own life such as improving sleep hygiene, allowing opposites to co-exist, and cultivating the ability to remain deeply relaxed, yet still alert.
Lillian Rozin is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, singer and writer who lives outside of Philadelphia.After practicing yoga for 13 years, she got her certification and has taught over 450 yoga classes to seniors (chair yoga),teens, children, and students of all abilities.She teaches advanced seminars on subjects such as Yoga for Trauma, Insomnia, and Depression/Anxiety at YogaLifeInstitute.She currently has a private practice and her own studio, integrating body and mind work.Lillian has written a book (out soon!) called “After Aha”, which utilizes her diverse experience in psychology, yoga and theatre to explore how people really change. She has also written and performed several one-woman shows, including an original cabaret-style piece integrating her varied interests, called “Depression!The Musical!”Lillian holds degrees from The University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Bryn Mawr College.Her yoga training includes Yoga on Main (Shiva Das), YogaLife Institute (Bob Butera), and many sessions at Kripalu.
Chakra Meditation and Oneness Blessing
Monday, July 1st and 15th from 6:30-8:30pm
The format for the evenings is Sharing Circle, Chakra Dhyana and Oneness Blessing. All are welcome!
Facilitated by Maureen Malone and Sharon Stratton, Oneness Blessing Givers. To register, please call Maureen at 215-424-4444 or 215-431-8838.
The Chakra Dhyana is a very powerful Spiritual Practice to awaken Kundalini, connect you with higher conscious, and clear and activate the 7 chakras. Using the Chakra Dhyana, we briefly chant the Bija Mantras for each Chakra. At the conclusion of the Chakra Dhyana the Oneness Blessing will be given. The Oneness Blessing is an energy transfer that initiates a neuro-biological change in the brain that connects us with spirit. It results in a growth in consciousness by creating a shift in the perception and experience of life. It is non-denominational; and awakens our connection with the oneness in everything, allowing each of us to deepen our relationship with ourselves, those we love, and with all that is.
Monthly Group Rebirth with Maureen Malone and Tony Lo Mastro
Sunday, July 7th from 4-6PM
For more information or to register, please contact the Philadelphia Rebirthing Center at 215.424.4444
The Group Rebirth is a conscious connected breathwork session. Rebirthing is learning a relationship with your breath and the power of the breath as a function of the body. Rebirthing, or circular breathing, lasts for approximately an hour and relieves the negative charges in cell memory. Rebirthing sessions with a practitioner aim to facilitate positive change through working with the breath and taking responsibility for thoughts, feelings and actions. The sessions will help to identify birth trauma, family patterns, inherited attitudes and specific negative thoughts. Rebirthers aim to support clients in using the breath to ground themselves safely in their body during emotional, physical releases and spiritual insights. Rebirthing connects us to ourselves and gives an experience of present time. We can observe and make conscious choices from a clearer perspective and feeling of well-being.
About the instructors: Tony and Maureen are recognized as two of the elders of rebirthing, which they have been practicing and teaching for over 30 years. Come and experience their beautiful gifts in this wonderful experience called the Group Rebirth.
An Introduction to Yoga for Stress, led by Maureen Cannon and Cari Reilly
Sunday, July 21st from Noon - 2pm
To register, please email or call 215-482-7877
We are often led to believe that stress is something that is caused by external forces and something we need to learn how to manage. While Yoga does have many useful tools to help us manage stress, Yoga philosophy and practices can also empower us to live a less stressful lifestyle. Yoga empowers us to understand how our mind and body behave in habitual ways. Awareness helps us understand which of our habitual ways may have worked for us at one time, but are now causing stress. This workshop will explore Yoga exercises including poses, breathing and meditation as tools for sharpening our awareness and creating inner calm.
About the Teachers:
Maureen Cannon: A proud member of the Yoga on Main community, Maureen Cannon, M.Ed., 500 RYT began practicing Yoga in 2000 as a way of coping with stress. After experiencing the transformative influence of a basic Hatha Yoga practice, Maureen went on to complete the 200 hour teacher training and the 500 hour Ayurvedic Yoga training at YOM. She is continuing her studies in Yoga Therapy. Her style of teaching emphasizes building and maintaining strength, flexibility, patience and balance, physically and mentally. Students say Maureen “is a wonderful teacher known for her precise instructions and well thought out sequences that enable the student to feel their body, find their breath, and connect with theever present awareness of their mind, which is what yoga is all about." Her “teaching is laid back and comes from (her) heart.” She is “thoughtful, inventive, and heartfelt” in her approach.
Cari Reilly: Cari has been following her yoga path for 15+ years and fell in love with yoga after her very first class with David Newman. Cari completed her first 200 hour teacher training certification at Yoga on Main in 2005, prenatal certification in 2008, and 500 hour advanced teacher training certification in 2009, all from Yoga on Main under the direction of David Newman, Shiva Das & Ed Zadlo. She has just completed Level 1 of a Yoga Therapy Training program in May of 2013 and will continue on to complete Level II as a Yoga Therapist through the Yoga Life Institute, with a graduation in May of 2014 of 1000 hours training. Cari brings the beauty of Inner Fire, Yin, Slow Flow, Prenatal and Hatha yoga to a variety of students of different levels, ages, and abilities. When not teaching yoga, Cari works for a land conservation organization and her favorite past-times are travel, cooking, gardening and being in nature.
Chandra Namaskar - Moon Salutation Workshop with Mirella Nicholson
Saturday, July 27th from Noon - 3:00pm
To register, please email or call 215-482-7877
The workshop will include:
- Discussion about the energetics and background of the moon salutation
- Learning the sequence and creating a sadhana (spiritual practice)
- Putting it all together - doing the sadhana together
Mirella Nicholson began her yoga sojourn more than seven years ago at Yoga on Main, one of the oldest and most respected studios in the tri-state area. There, she successfully completed both the 200 Hour and 500 Hour Yoga/Ayurveda teacher training programs. While she is committed to enhancing her knowledge of yoga, she believes that her biggest contribution has been as a teacher. She also maintains a popular yoga blog. "My life's work is to share what I have learned with others in the hope that they will be inspired to use Yoga and Ayurveda to find a state of health and happiness."
Self Love, Self Inquiry, Self Less
An Afternoon of Wisdom Teachings and Exchange of Heart with Yoga on Main Founder, David Newman
Sunday, October 6th from Noon - 3:00pm
$35 in advance; $40 Day of
Purchase Tickets here!
Join David for an informal gathering exploring the nature of being, unity, love and self-inquiry. The gathering is being offered with the intention of offering insight and inspiration for nourishing one's inner longing for spiritual truth and for living with an open heart. It will comprise wisdom sharings, chanting, Q & A, and discussion.
An Intimate Solo Concert with David Newman and Special Guests
Jamey's House of Music, "Philadelphia's Coolest Listening Room"
October 6th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
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This is an intimate venue with a 60-person capacity. We recommend that you get your tickets in advance, as the show will most likely sell out!
There will also be delicious vegetarian meals available at the show including mixed vegetable fried rice, Madras (mildly) curried potatoes, sesame-ginger cucumber salad and sweet banana spring roll, for $8.
Jamey's House of Music is located at:
5841 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
For more information, please call 215.477.7578 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org