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Workshops, Retreats & Special Events
Introduction to Mindfulness — Saturday, October 25, 2014
Intermediate Mindfulness: Core Buddhist Teaching — Saturday, November 1, 2014
Fall Mindfulness Retreat — Sunday, November 2, 2014
Yoga Weekend with Tias Little January 9–11, 2015
Mexico Yoga Retreat, Villas Shanti, Puerto Morelos, Mexico —  January 31– February 7, 2015

Ongoing Monthly Workshop Series—
Second Friday — Dance Journey with Rhonda Mills
Second Saturday — Kirtan in St. Louis with Brad Smith & Friends
Second Saturday — Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® with Kelly
Third Saturday — Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Bathing with Pati Pellerito
Second Sunday — Mindfulness Sundays with Elizabeth Fryer


 Introduction to Mindfulness —  Saturday, October 25, 2014

Introduction To Mindfulness — Taught by Elizabeth Fryer

Saturday, October 25, 2014
3-5:30pm
Big Bend Yoga Center

For information & registration, click here.

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 Intermediate Mindfulness: Core Buddhist Teaching — November 1, 2014

Intermediate Mindfulness: Core Buddhist Teaching — 
Taught by Jon Yaffe

Saturday, November 1, 2014
3 to 5:30pm
Big Bend Yoga Center

For information & registration, click here.

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 Fall Mindfulness Retreat — November 2, 2014

Fall Mindfulness Retreat — Taught by Elizabeth Fryer

Sunday, November 2, 2014
9:30am to 4pm
Big Bend Yoga Center

For information & registration, click here.

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 Tias Little Weekend Workshop — January 9-11, 2015

Yoga, Unwinding & the Middle Way

Register by Dec. 16 & SAVE!

Workshop Location:
Shrewsbury Community Center

5200 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, MO, 63119
Located at the dead end of Shrewsbury Ave. From Hwy. 44, exit Laclede/Murdoch if you are headed east and Shrewsbury Ave. exit if you are headed west.


Bring a block, strap and a blanket to the workshop.

Workshop Schedule:
Friday, January 9, 2015

2–4:30pm — Buddha Belly
6–8pm — Do you “Do Yoga”?

Saturday, January 10, 2015
9–11am — Hip, Hip… Hooray!
12–2pm — The Middle Way in Life, in Yoga
3–5pm — Yoking the Shoulder Girdle

Sunday, January 11, 2015
9:30am–12:30pm — Unwinding the Lower Back

Click here for more detailed information, workshop fees and registration form.

Complete and mail form with check made out to Kitty Daly to:
Big Bend Yoga Center / Kitty;
88 North Gore; Webster Groves, MO 63119

For more information: kittyoga@aol.com


Tias Little
Tias is deeply committed to teaching yoga as a contemplative path, leading to greater sensitivity, tolerance and deep understanding (prajna). His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage, and trauma healing. Tias began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in Mysore India in 1989 studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Pattabhi Jois. Thus his teaching brings together precision of alignment, anatomical detail and a profound meditative experience. Tias is a licensed massage therapist and his somatic studies include in-depth training in cranial-sacral therapy. His practice and teaching is influenced by the work of Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Thomas Hanna. Tias is a long time student of the meditative arts and Buddhist studies beginning with Vipassana and continuing in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen.In addition to teaching throughout the US and around the world, Tias currently offers on-line classes through Yoga Glo.Tias earned a Masters degree in Eastern Philosophy from St. John’s College Santa Fe in 1998. He lives in Santa Fe New Mexico where he directs his school Prajna Yoga with his wife Surya and is author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and Yoga of the Subtle Body, to be published by Shambhala Press in August 2015. prajnayoga.net

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 Mexico Yoga Retreat to Villas Shanti, Puerto Morelos, Mexico — Jan 31–Feb 7, 2015

Annual BBC Yoga Retreat to Mexico!
Please join us as we take our 5th annual retreat to the beautiful “La Joy del Caribe,” The Jewel of the Caribbean. Only 20 minutes south of the Cancun Airport, on the beautiful tranquil shores of the turquoise Caribbean, is Puerto Morelos. A 15 minute beach walk from the city center is Villas Shanti. Our hosts, Jack & Jean Loew, have for 20+ years, provided gracious accommodations in a lush, tropical setting, which includes a pool to gather for our meals and a spacious outdoor thatched roof yoga palapa.

Each double occupancy room has a fully equipped kitchen, purified drinking water & daily maid service. Our yoga vacation includes fresh locally prepared daily brunch and 2 dinners (arrival & departure days). Most days we will have 2 yoga classes with plenty of free time to explore, snorkel at the second largest reef on our planet, take guided day trips to sacred ruins, enjoy massage and most important, rest, relax and be in the company of like minded friends.

www.villasshanti.com

Registration & Informational PDF here.

For more information, contact Kitty Daly 314.562.7962.

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 Second Friday Series — Dance Journey with Rhonda Mills

Come dance, breathe, move, play, discover,
connect & nourish yourself!

NOTE: The dates for Dance Journey will be on the second friday of the month.

Second Friday — 7:30–9:30pm
Big Bend Yoga Center
By Donation — $20 suggested.

In this monthly gathering, we begin in a circle and each select a heart-focus: something you’d like to shift or to create. You will be guided through some simple, powerful breathing and movement techniques, and a different transformative body-centered process each month in support of creating what you want.

The last hour we’ll dance and move and play — your body’s way — to a recorded music playlist, inspired by Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey. We will complete our dance journey with relaxation.

Wear comfortable clothing, bring a pen and a journal, and come with an openness to learn in the easiest, friendliest way to laugh and to play.

Pre-register here at least one day before the event to ensure you receive a handout, or drop in ten minutes before the start time — 7:20pm. 

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 Second Saturday Series — Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®

TIbetan Singing BowlsOutsmarting Osteoporosis!
Second Saturday Workshop Series
With Kelly Feder

Movement Intelligence—
Experience better posture, stronger bones
& pain-free exercise.

Second Saturday starting in September.
2–4:30 pm

Big Bend Center / 88 N. Gore


Workshop Fee

$144 to preregister for all 4 Saturdays
$111 to preregister for any 3 Saturdays*
$76 to preregister for any 2 Saturdays*
$40/Saturday

*Must include Jan. or a scheduled individual intro class before your first Saturday.

Register with Kelly 314.563.1266
Kelly@FeldenkraisMovementSTL.com

See informational PDF here.

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 Third Saturday Series — Tibetan Singing Bowl w/ Pati Pellerito

TIbetan Singing BowlsSOUND BATHING —
A Summer Relaxation with Pati Pellerito

It’s true, basking in the sunshine for a little time each day is very beneficial. Likewise, having our body bathed in harmonious sounds and waves from instruments such as Tibetan Singing Bowls, each one keyed to the energy centers or chakras centers of the body and Planetary Gongs, tuned to frequencies from the cosmos, provide nutrition for the nervous system.

“I invite you to bask in waves of peace, heightened awareness and relaxation of body and mind. Come and simply relax, release tension from your body and ease your mind as you lie down and allow the tones and energy to wash through you.” —  Pati

4–5:30 pm / $15

Big Bend Yoga Center
88 North Gore (at Kirkham)
Webster Groves, MO 63119

For more information, contact Pati Pellerito 314.348.4278.
www.healingbowlsandgongs.com

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 Second Saturday Kirtan in St. Louis with Brad Smith & Friends

Feel the Bliss! Share Your Light!
Call & response singing to the beloved within.…

Join Brad on each second Saturday.
7:30–9:30pm


Big Bend Yoga Center

88 North Gore
Webster Groves

Sliding Scale — $5, $10 or $15+

For more information, visit bradfordsmithmusic.com
or e-mail Brad at bradford@bradfordsmith.com

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 Second Sunday —  Mindfulness Sundays with Elizaabeth Fryer

Join Elizabeth on each second Sunday at BBC
6 –7:30pm / By donation .

For class information, click here.

For more information on Elizabeth, visit mindfulness.blogspot.com

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Saul

Saul David Raye


Dear Kitty, Lyn & Yoga Friends,

…it was transcendent! Looking around the Big Bend Center on Saturday night with dancing, singing and children playing—What a night! I was flooded with so much gratitude for this amazing community you have built and so much happiness to be with friends… And so many amazing memories! I remember my first handstand against the deck-side wall; restorative class after an exhausting week at work; coming to recover after childbirth; practicing through chemo; partner stretches with friends and later with my husband-to-be; practicing with Kitty, Lyn, and all the amazing teachers who have been there over the years. What a beautiful, sacred space you hold for all of us! Thank you, thank you, thank you, and please, when you talk to him, thank Saul!! Jai!

XOXOXO

Leila