LEVEL I ENLIGHTEN
This introduction to the basics allows for a safe and effective yoga practice. You will come to know your physical body through the power of stretch, balance and internalizing your awareness. Classes include Sun salutations, forward and back bends, balancing and stretching postures that restore flexibility and strength to muscles and ligaments, while releasing held stress and tension.
OPEN VINYASA FLOW CLASS
This Vinyasa Flow style class is open to multi-levels of yoga experience. New or first time Yoga students must first take the Level I, Simply Yoga, or Yoga Flow classes before attending the Friday and Sunday morning Vinyasa classes. Student’s willing to accept the challenge of honoring their limitations and moving beyond the mental restrictions that restrict the body-mind from achieving full potential are all welcome. This class is the perfect opportunity for students willing to take the next step in their yoga practice. Open to Level I, intermediate and advanced students.
2-HOUR MASTER CLASS
Two hours allows for a more in depth exploration of the practice of yoga. Beginning with a series of Ullolas, Sun Salutations and Vinyasa flow, instructor Delia Quigley will present a sequence of poses leading to more challenging postures. Time will be given to the understanding of each pose as to proper alignment, how to prepare for and eventually accomplish the asana. Perfect for Intermediate and Advanced students, as well as, yoga instructors seeking to expand their personal and teaching practice.
GENTLE MOVEMENT & SENIOR CHAIR CLASS
Fondly referred to as Broken Bodies yoga, this class is geared towards individuals with injuries or wanting a slow, gentle class. Suited for old and young alike, a folding chair is used for ease of movement and balance. A great class to end a stressful day or to practice yoga in a slow and easy manner.
OPEN – INSPIRATION
This class is popular with all levels. We begin with a sequence of energizing Sun salutations, breath work and yoga postures to warm up the body and calm the mind. This is followed by a gentle Do-In (Japanese self massage). There is time for meditation, chanting and relaxation leaving you feeling renewed, vibrant and ready to face the day.
BALANCE BALL CLASS
Research shows that exercises on a balance ball can be twice as effective as those done on the floor. The balance, also known as a stability ball, is for strengthening the core and toning muscles throughout the entire body. Working with the balance ball improves flexibility, balance, posture, and coordination. With simple routines you can wake up your body and shock it into burning more calories, while increasing cardio and muscular endurance.
STRETCH AND RENEW
A Gentle yoga class using a variety of props, such as chair, wall, bolster, etc. We will also explore additional methods such as, Pranayama (breath work), Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga Poses and Meditation, to assist stress reduction and to achieve complete relaxation . This class is geared towards all levels of yoga experience, particularly beginner students those with special physical limitations.
This class is an introduction into the basic vinyasa style of yoga. It includes connecting the movement to the breath for all levels of experience, but is a particularly good class for the beginner or novice.
A special introductory 6-week yoga intensive targeted for male athletes. Through this practice of yoga, athletes not only increase flexibility and physical strength but also improve balance, reduce stress, heighten mental focus, and connect the mind and body. Most athletes feel immediate benefits. From the NFL to the PGA to the community basketball court, elite and amateur athletes of all sports are incorporating yoga into their practice for its multiple benefits, including: Injury Prevention * Enhanced Flexibility & Reach * Increased Stamina * Improved Power * Efficient Breath Work * Mental Clarity * Improved Core Strength * Enhanced Sleep.
INTRODUCTION TO YOGA BASICS
This class is taught by our Ha-Tha Yoga Method teachers-in-training. Each week the focus of the class will change, as will the instructors. Beginning with Ullolas and Sun Salutations, the following weeks will cover Standing and Balancing poses; Back bends; Sitting floor poses, and how to connect the movement of Vinyasa Flow to your breath. A wonderful way to introduce yourself to the practice of yoga. Free to the public. Dates for 2015 TBA.
Delia began practicing yoga in 1982 while living in Sarasota, Florida; and began leading others through the Bikram yoga style and soon after began to teach. She then studied Ashtanga yoga with Beryl Bender Birch and Tim Miller in 1990. In 1998 Delia opened StillPoint Schoolhouse and Yoga Studio in New Jersey, offering daily yoga classes, nutritional and Cleanse courses. In 1999 she traveled to Ibiza, Spain to study Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux, where she received certification in his safe and effective vinyasa flow style. She felt the missing pieces to her training come together with Godfridev’s special emphasis on utilizing the 5 Techniques of yoga and understanding the internal use of Bandhas (energy locks), Breath and Dynamic energy. Delia has continued to teach this dynamic lifestyle of mind-body health and well-being at her present studio location in Blairstown, NJ; and co-directs the Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training program with Denise Kay. Delia and Denise are also the co-founders and directors of the North Jersey Transformational Yoga Conference.
Teaching yoga is a privilege that I take very seriously. My priority lies in facilitating a safe and non-competitive class that allows the yoga student to discover and transform his/her own body and mind towards a better quality of life. Yoga leads to stress reduction, increased flexibility and an improved physical and mental condition. To witness the individual transformation of each yoga student has been my biggest reward since I started teaching.
My yoga journey began in 2005 when I attended one of Delia’s StillPoint yoga classes. I walked in stressed, tight and tired. I left refreshed and renewed and hooked on yoga.
With compassion, patience and practice my body gained strength, flexibility, and renewed energy. My mind improved as well – with a new peace and joy for life.
As a teacher I am so fortunate to pass on the “blessing of yoga” to my students .
HA-THA YOGA METHOD 200 & 300-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM, RYS
“Just want to say what a wonderful experience I’m having so far with you and Denise in our training. You both are truly inspiring woman and I hope someday I will be practicing and teaching at your level. I’m grateful everyday to have found you and your studio. For once in my life I feel like I am in the right place at the right time and able to embrace all this journey has to offer. Thank you for all that you have shown me.” Lauren M.
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As a yoga teacher you can influence and change peoples lives in a positive and profound way.
Taught by certified yoga instructors, Delia Quigley and Denise Kay, with a combination of 45 years experience in the study and practice of Hatha Yoga. This RYS 200-hour training will provide you with the knowledge and experience to teach from a beginner level and grow to advanced instructor with the 300-Hour Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training programs.
We will guide you in your own evolving practice so that you can better understand yourself, which in turn allows for a deeper understanding of your students.
We will also help guide your interest in specializing your future training. Participants are to understand that this is a full commitment when participating in this training. We request that all participants should have at least 2 years of yoga training, as well as, a daily self-practice. If you do not practice on your own, begin now. Our time will be focused on teaching you how to teach others. This necessitates an involved curriculum to meet both our rigorous training criteria and that of the Yoga Alliance.
200-HOUR DATES AND TIMES
This 200-Hour nine month training program begins October 2014 and ends June 2015.
Session 1: October 17-19
Session 2: November 14-16
Session 3: December 12-14
Session 4: January 16-18
Session 5: February 13-15
Session 6: March 13-15
Session 7: April 10-12
Session 8: May 15-17
Session 9: June 12-14
Friday’s 6:00-8:30 PM
Saturday’s 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday’s 11:30 – 5:00 PM
ABOUT THE 200-HOUR TRAINING
The Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training offers a comprehensive training based on classical Hatha Yoga. The training provides 200-hours of comprehensive instruction. This training is based on the techniques of the Dynamic, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Partner Based yoga styles. It explores and clarifies the five techniques of Hatha Yoga and their relationships: Asana (form), Vinyasa (movement), Bandha (energetics), Pranayama (breathing), and Drishti (awareness). The Ha-Tha Yoga Method is a Registered Yoga Alliance School.
In this training we can expect to explore:
- The Chakra System and how to use this knowledge in your teaching
- The 5 Techniques of Yoga
- The 8 Limb Path of Yoga
- Anatomy and postural alignment
- Proper and safe adjustments
- Yoga Sutras
- Bhagavad Gita
- Methodology: focus on teaching over 50 basic postures safe and effectively
- Pranayama: basic breathing methods
- Feeding Your Yoga Practice: The 3 Gunas of Food
- Introduction to Sanskrit: the language of yoga
The Teacher Training is constructed to meet the minimum standards set down by the Yoga Alliance. The yoga student may feel assured of compliance with the Registry Mark, which is being used as a standard for determining the qualifications of a yoga teacher here in the United States. The Training is designed to ensure that you develop a balanced understanding of the practice and teaching of the eight limbs of yoga. This involves exploration of technique, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, ethics and lifestyle. Besides the weekend work each student will be required to develop a personal yoga practice and attend weekly yoga classes. There will be assigned reading material, a teachers manual to create and a final paper to write in order to complete the course.
COST AND PAYMENTS
Cost for the 200-hour training is $2500. A $500 deposit is to be paid prior to the start date of the training ($300 refundable only up to 30 days before program begins). The cost of props and books are not included. Credit Cards are accepted through PayPal online. Interest in a Payment Plan should be noted on your application form.
ABOUT THE 300-HOUR TRAINING
The 300-Hour training is a continuation of the Ha-Tha Yoga Method 200-hour training program. This 6-month certification broadens the students awareness of yoga through living the practice of the 8-Limb Path of Yoga according to Patanjali’s Ashtanga yoga guidelines. As you advance on the path you will move deeper into Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (one point concentration) and Dhyana (meditation), as well as continued exploration of the Yamas, Niyamas, Asana and Pranayama. These hours will require more home study, practice and personal electives.
A 300-hour advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainees understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga that are generally taught at the 200-hour level. A 300-hour advanced training prepares its trainees to teach principals and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or more subtle, and the training enables them to teach with greater skill than could reasonably be accepted of a RYT 200.
In the 300-Hour Training You Can Expect to Explore:
Intermediate to advanced Asana
Traditional Yoga Techniques
Props & Use of Chair in Teaching
Living the Yamas & Niyamas
Anatomy & Physiology
Vegetarian Diet Principals
Electives of Choice (Special interests)
Demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
You will be required to:
1. Attend 20 of Denise and Delia’s yoga classes.
2. Attend 5 of Denise & Delia’s teachers classes and write a review
3. Take 3 of the Gentle Movement Classes
4. Assist 5 Gentle classes with Delia, Keri or Susi
5. Assist 5 classes with Delia and Denise
6. Final project: 2 Finale meetings with Delia and/or Denise
The Ha-Tha Yoga Method 300-hour training features a highly experienced staff of yoga instructors, including Delia Quigley, Denise Kay, Keki Dadachanji and Jeanne Marie Derrick.
300-HOUR DATES AND TIMES
This 300-Hour six month training program begins February 2015 and ends September 2015.
Session 1: February 28 – March 1
Session 2: March 28-29
Session 3: April 25-26
Session 4: May 30-31
Session 5: June 27-28
Session 6: September 12-13
Saturday’s 11:30- 7:00 PM
Sunday’s 11:30 – 7:00 PM
COST AND PAYMENTS
Cost for the 300-hour training is $2800. A $500 deposit is to be paid prior to the start date of the training ($300 refundable only up to 30 days before program begins). The cost of props and books are not included. Credit Cards are accepted through MindBody online. Interest in a Payment Plan should be noted on your application form.
Delia Quigley has an extensive background in Hatha Yoga, dance, video/film, theatre and performance. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Tampa and in 1989 graduated from the Maine Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine. She began practicing yoga in 1982 while living in Sarasota, Florida; and began leading others through the Bikram yoga style and soon after began to teach. She then studied Ashtanga yoga with Beryl Bender Birch and Tim Miller; and in 1999 traveled to Ibiza, Spain to study Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux, where she received certification in his safe and effective vinyasa flow style. She felt the missing pieces to her training came together with Godfridev’s special emphasis on utilizing the 5 Techniques of yoga and understanding the internal use of Bandhas (energy locks), Breath and Dynamic energy. Other than teaching daily classes in yoga, Delia has worked as a professional photographer; produced and hosted both radio and television programs; written seven books on organic food and healthful living and has 28 years extensive practice as a nutritional counselor, macrobiotic chef, energy therapist and performing artist. In 1999, Delia developed The Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, a five-week body detoxification program that has successfully changed the health and lives of hundreds of people.
In 2006, while working at the Ascenza Wellness Center with individuals suffering from back and other physical limitations, Delia developed her Broken Bodies yoga class utilizing a wooden bench often used for meditation practice. The results were amazing! For the first time students who would not have the opportunity to experience the benefits of many yoga poses were able to accomplish the impossible with the support of the bench and Delia’s safe and effective method of teaching.
Presently, Delia is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse LLC and StillPoint Yoga Studio where she teaches a holistic lifestyle designed to achieve optimal health and well being, based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She teaches daily yoga classes and co-leads the Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training in Blairstown, New Jersey.
Denise Kay earned a BFA in Dance and Movement studies from Centenary College in New Jersey. She was a professional dancer from 1983-1990. She had the pleasure of performing with various dance companies including The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company where she became a permanent member of the company for 7 years. At that time Denise taught dance in New York and New Jersey and continued teaching for the next 20 years. Throughout her career as a modern dancer and dance teacher Denise became more and more fascinated with the mind, body connection of movement and how it relates to our well-being. She studied a variety of movement modalities including various styles of yoga and through vinyasa yoga (linking movement through the breath) found the movement modality that brings the spirit of each one of us to a whole new level. She became certified with Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis in 1999 and holds a 500-hour certification in Dynamic Yoga with Delia Quigley. In May of 2010 she became certified with Elysabeth Williamson in Partner Based Yoga where the blend of Thai massage and yoga come together creating classes in Compassion, Trust and Sharing. Presently, Denise teaches daily vinyasa style yoga based upon the 5 Techniques of Yoga. She is a certified Thai Yoga massage therapist through Lotus Palm, and has been teaching couples the art of thai massage to enhance their relationships.
Dr. Keki Dadachanji was born in Mumbai, India. Dr. Dadachanji is a trained Yoga teacher, and a practitioner of meditation and allied disciplines. He is the coordinator of a Spiritual Fellowship Group (a “Satsang”) in Roxbury New Jersey. Dr. Dadachanji is the Joint Secretary of the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York, and coordinates education classes for adults of that association. Dr. Dadachanji has studied various spiritual traditions, and has been invited to speak about the common threads of the great spiritual traditions of the world. His understanding of the Bhagavad Gita comes from many years of study and practice in daily living. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, and got his Doctorate in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Dadachanji has worked as a senior manager at various American Corporations for 30 years. Upon retirement in 2005, he decided to turn to teaching. He is a teacher of mathematics at Parsippany High School.
Jeanne-Marie Derrick has been practicing yoga since 1983 and holds certifications in Iyengar Yoga, and Yoga for Scoliosis, an in-depth study of yoga in relation to scoliosis and back care management using the asanas. She specialized in Women’s Yoga which is a revision of the ancient practice of asana and pranayama for the treatment and care of the women’s health and wellbeing. Jeanne-Marie is also a student of Ayurveda, an ancient medical system that treats the whole person; mind, body, heart and soul to understand and remove the root cause of disease not just relieve the symptoms. Jeanne-Marie lived in and traveled between NYC and the Caribbean for many years, running yoga studios in both places, and holding retreats and teacher trainings in the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, and Japan. Jeanne-Marie is currently teaching at the Iyengar Institute in New York City where she is one of the core-faculty & Practice Yoga Studio and The Yoga Room, both in Philadelphia.
155, Rt. 94, Suite 6
Blairstown, NJ 07825
StillPoint Yoga Studio is located at 155 Rt. 94, in the Blairstown Trades Complex, across the street from the A&P and above Cafe Nelle Cucina.
The studio provides a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for practicing safe and effective yoga.
The evolution of yoga in America has been molded by women and men, some who have studied in India and others who have read the texts, practiced on themselves and followed a spiritual path guided by intuition, determination, courage and love. What we see today in yoga studio’s, spa’s and gyms across the country is a broad mix of yoga styles that focus primarily on physical exercises that address the limitations of the human body. It may or may not be what first arrived on our shores some 50 years ago, but it has most definatly adapted to the American mentality and been twisted into some pretty interesting shapes. I have been a yoga practitioner and teacher for 30 years now. It has brought me through the evolution of my own life and as enabled me to assist the transformation of so many other lives. In the course of my journey I have come to see how Hatha Yoga has been changed and adapted by the Western body-mind; and how the Western body-mind has been changed by the practice of yoga. No matter how much we attempt to strip the spiritual core from the practice the connection to the Divine is always inherent in the doing and will ultimately touch your heart and soul.
This is why I continue to teach yoga and this is why I opened StillPoint Yoga Studio; to provide a comfortable and safe environment for people to step away from the stress and pressures of their daily lives and explore the possibility of transformation and change on a cellular level, both mentally and physically. Based on my study of the ancient science of Hatha Yoga and the contemporary needs of the Western body-mind, I have distilled the practice for strong, fit and broken bodies alike. But words cannot convey the experience, nor the feelings of energy and vitality following a yoga class. You will have to take time to discover that for yourself and with ongoing classes seven days a week you can find just what you need at StillPoint Yoga Studio.
In today’s fast paced and stressful world 85% of American adults suffer from some sort of back pain. Seeking gentle, non-invasive ways to relieve their suffering people are turning to Yoga to help heal back injuries, relieve strain from sitting at computers and driving for long periods of time; for scoliosis, and even for post back surgeries. There are no quick fixes, but that is exactly why yoga’s slow, step by step progression is so effective. Individuals are often told by health practitioners to strengthen their abdominals to help relieve back pain. This can help, but with all the factors of why your back hurts taken into consideration something more is needed and this is where Yoga can be beneficial.
Yoga means to connect the mind, body and breath. Each yoga pose is structured to stretch and strengthen the entire body system; including but not limited to, muscles, bones, tissues, ligaments, and tendons. The lungs, liver, stomach, intestines and other organs are also muscles and Yoga provides an excellent stretch and massage for them as well. A regular practice of Yoga can increase flexibility and strength, improve your balance, help your digestive system to work more efficiently and reduce that nagging pain in your back.
STILLPOINT YOGA PRICES
Introduction 1 month unlimited (New students only): $50
Walk-In 2-hour Master Class: $20
Teachers 2-hour Master Class Walk-In: $15
3 classes: $42 ($14 a class with 1 month expiration)
5 classes: $65 ($13 a class with 1 month expiration)
10 classes: $120 ($12 a class with 2 month expiration)
20 classes: $200 ($10 a class with 3 month expiration)
12 month commitment unlimited: $99 per month (Attend 3x week = $8.25 per class)
Seniors (65-plus) Unlimited classes: $75 per month
5 Class Card: $50($10 a class with 2 month expiration)
Individual class: $75