UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & Special SERIES.....




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 Mindful Movement & Chair Yoga

A class for seniors and anyone who may have a more limited range of movement.  The use of a chair safely provides increased stability and enhanced balance while experiencing a full range of basic yoga poses.

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am through November 21.                                                                                           Drop-in fee: $12                                                                                            Teachers: Carrie Ruffner, Jacki McCausland, Ruth Ann Polito

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                                                                 Turn toward Sublimity


An Exploration of Tantra Philosophy for Today’s Yogis

 A Weekend Retreat of Yoga Philosophy and Practice

with William K. Mahony, PhD          September 7, 8, 9  2018     click here

   Often inaccurately presented in popular media, Tantra is a profound system of spiritual philosophy that can inform and support a life-affirming yogic life at all levels of our being. Delighted to returning to Shakti Yoga and to Sweet Briar for this weekend retreat, Bill will guide us in exploring Tantra philosophy together. Our focus will be specifically on the nondual philosophy of what has come to be known as Kashmir Shaivism.

   We will discuss this life-affirming philosophy based on passages from important texts in nondual Tantra. Guided by those teachings, we will also practice various yogic concentration techniques that open us to the experience of sublimity within our own immediate everyday life experiences.

   All are welcome to what will be an illuminating, life-affirming exploration and celebration of the complexities of life from a Tantric perspective. Come join us!

 * Throughout the weekend, Angela Caplan and Jacki McCausland will help us integrate mind, heart, and body by leading us in some basic hatha yoga stretches and asana.  Bring your yoga mat.                                                                                                            * Our retreat will include periods for practice of meditation and there will be time to enjoy the beauty and quiet that envelops Sweet Briar, which is a private home, owned by Barry and Angela Caplan.                                                                                                * We will also experience the delight of singing devotional kirtan together guided by Sonam Targee.

LOCATION: Sweet Briar 5126 Geneseo- Mt. Morris Rd., Geneseo, NY  14454

*Friday, Sept. 7   6:00-8:30 pm    $50     Early bird by Aug. 24: $45.   Philosophy talk with discussion and reflection.

*Saturday, Sept. 8  10:00 am-6:00 pm  $150   Early bird by Aug. 24: $140.    A full day of philosophy talks, study, reflection and discussion with sessions of hatha yoga asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation. You are invited to take contemplative walks on the Sweet Briar grounds, and join us for a potluck lunch.   

*Sunday, Sept. 9   10:00 am-5:00 pm    $140   Early bird by Aug. 24: $130.     See above description. 

         Entire weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun): $320      Early bird by Aug. 24: $300     Yoga Alliance CEU's available.                            

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William K. Mahony, PhD,, is known internationally for his informed and warm teaching on yoga philosophy and practice that is accessible to students at all levels. Bill has published several books on the religions of India and has a deep appreciation for the yogic life grounded in nearly five decades of his own spiritual practice. He is professor of Religious Studies at Davidson College, where he has taught for 36 years. For more information, see his website: