Winter Revival 2

with Kat Hollo
Saturday, February 24th • 7-9pm
Now that the holidays are over winter starts to drag for some of us; the cold, the lack of sunshine, and being stuck inside can lead to seasonal depression. If you are starting to feel the effects of endless winter, take some time for yourself to spark your inner glow and revive your spirit in our warm and cozy studio.

By candlelight Kat will use a combination of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra, aiming to help you get in touch with your own inner light. The evening will be accompanied by calming music, conscious breathing, aromatherapy, gentle assists, and the use of props to support you for total relaxation.

The Yin and Restorative sequence will lead us into a 40-minute Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra is a special relaxation technique; Nidra has a deep effect on the body, the energies and the mind. The combination of these healing practices will help you reconnect with your light and keep you going through these cold winter days. * Suitable for everyone - no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Cost: $25. To register, see Rose or sign up via KarmaSoft.

Absolute Beginners

with Carrie Brindza
March 3rd • 1 to 3 pm

Want to get a jump on your own personal spring-cleaning?  There is nothing better at DEcluttering the mind and body than yoga. Never tried yoga before?  No problem!  This Absolute Beginners Workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of yoga, as well as some foundational poses and breath practices, set in a warm and inviting space. We can provide mats and all the accessories needed (along with water and snacks), but feel free to bring your own as well.  Simply wear comfy clothes that will allow movement and an open heart and mind. Come join Carrie on the mat and make some room for your own personal spring cleanup. Let the DEcluttering begin!

If you are a current Soul Stretch student and have a friend or family member who wants to try yoga but would feel more comfortable with a friend, bring them in and you can stay for free. * Suitable for everyone - no previous yoga experience is necessary.
Cost: $25. To register, sign up via KarmaSoft.

Y12SR Leadership Training

with Dana Walters
March 9-11, 2018
$350 ($375 after Feb. 9, 2018)
Friday • 6-9pm
Saturday • 10am-5pm
Sunday • 10am-4pm

In the Y12SR Leadership we:
• Create safe, sacred, open, inclusive space that welcomes all those dealing with their own addictive behavior or are affected by the addictive behavior of others.
• Understand the 12-step process of addiction recovery as well as recognizing the symptomology of unresolved trauma, and a dys-regulated nervous system.
• Use yoga and its practices to provide relapse prevention tools and sustainable ways for managing internal states.
• Take advantage of teachable moments, help resolve ambivalence and work with those who are struggling emotionally.
• Use social learning theory to model new behavior through observational learning.
• Recognize the traps of projection, transference, countertransference, boundary violation, spiritual bypass, arrogance.
• Work collaboratively within the group setting and with institutions.
• Develop a network of professionals including trauma experts and others in the addiction/recovery treatment field.

This training is designed for yoga teachers wanting to work with the recovery population. It is also found to be extremely relevant and helpful for therapists, counselors, social workers, probation officers and others with a desire to understand how the ancient philosophies and practices of yoga align with the 12-step program of recovery.

To be a certified Y12SR Leader, you must complete both the Y12SR Leadership Training and Y12SR Intensive, which is now available online. We suggest taking the Online Intensive prior to Leadership Training.

For more information please visit, email:
or call 317.691.3270. Registration is through Y12SR and can be completed by visiting:

Yoga for Medicine

March 17 & 18, 2018
Donation Based Yoga Classes to Benefit a Medical Mission to Guatemala.
In Guatemala, the Mayan Indians are being neglected by their government for their basic medical needs.  The John Knox Presbyterian church in North Olmsted has been funding medical missions to the region for years to help stave off disease among the Mayan villages. This year's mission, in April, will bring much needed women's health care, eye care and basic dentistry to the people. Although all the members of the medical team pay their own travel and expenses, they still need to raise funds for critical medicines needed to alleviate pain and resolve infection issues.

Please join Soul Stretch Yoga as we help support this worthwhile cause and our own yoga student (Dr. Diana Kyrkos) who will be one of 23 medical professionals traveling this April.

Here’s how you can help:
Attend any class on Saturday, March 17th or Sunday, March 18th at Soul Stretch and your donation of only $5.00 gets you in for FREE along with one raffle ticket (or 3 tickets for $10) for a beautiful handknit blanket, made especially for our fundraising event by Dr. Kyrkos's mother, Elly.