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Slow down, take pause and reflect on what is truly important to you!
 We have a lot of new things on the horizon at Shri Yoga as we segway into the fall season.  Our program and teaching staff is expanding and we are excited to add more to our offerings to better support your wellness goals. The changes to our schedule do not take place all at once, so please look over the information below carefully. We know this a lot, so refer to the daily schedule when in doubt or contact us for further clarification.   

Starting in August:  
  1. All of the 12:30 classes will be moving to 12:00 starting on 8/15. 
  2.  Addition: Basics class starts on Thursday at 9:30 am on 8/24 with Laura

Starting in September:

  1. Nominal class price increases go into effect on 9/1. (listed also on pdf schedule) 
  2. Classes at Exeter Spine and Wellness Center start on 9/9.  Shri membership includes both locations. See below for more information.
  3. Fall Schedule for West Reading location starts 9/18 with the exception of the yoga wall classes.
  4. Yoga Wall classes start on 9/25.(see more below)
  5. There will be a modified schedule for the Open House on 9/23.(see below)

Forging a New Path!

Our dear Roberta will be relocating to the west coast in the weeks ahead to join the yoga community in San Diego. I feel like a momma bird whose baby is about to leave the nest.  As sad as I feel to see her go, I couldn't be happier for her as I know this is where she is meant to be. Be sure to wish her well! 

New program coming this fall!
Great Yoga Wall
classes start on 9/25

We are expanding our wall program to include the Yoga Wall. So what is a yoga wall and how might one benefit from it?

The yoga wall is a system of belts and slings that attach to fixtures on the wall. Adjusted at various lengths, the belts and slings are used for poses that are commonly practiced in class to help students achieve the optimal action of a pose more precisely.  The slings  add additional support for inversions that work with gravity to allow for deeper releases in the spine. 

The yoga wall has great versatility which can benefit students of all levels because it  essentially acts like a silent partner to support the body while it lengthens, stretches and opens.  Experienced students often discover that the wall can help them access poses they can't usually do in class. Students with injuries such as neck and back problems may find remedial relief through the suspension provided from the use of the wall.  Athletes and students with tight muscles will benefit from the deep muscle and connective tissue release to help free up the pelvis and spine. 

This is both a fun and challenging experience for advanced beginners and beyond. With the exception of the Yoga 4 Back Care class which is open to anyone who experiences back discomfort, it is required that students have a foundation for practice in order to optimize and maximize your experience.  It is not recommended for brand new beginners or students who have been out of practice for some time. Acquiring a sound foundation is essential before progressing to the wall. It is also recommended that students have experience with restorative poses. 

Classes begin September 25th.  See schedule for days and times.

This class is limited to 10 students so sign up for each class will be required. This can be done directly on-line or by calling to reserve a spot.  If you sign up and cannot attend class, you must notify us no less than 1 hour before class time or your account will be charged for the class.    

Shri Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Program
starts September 10th! 

The program at Shri Yoga and Wellness Center is a comprehensive and intensive study of yoga designed to broaden your perspective of yoga - culminating in an expansive experience that is transformative on every level - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. 

If this resonates with you, consider joining the this year's group! Our program is open to all students who seek to expand and explore the depths of these timeless teachings.  Please refer to our web site for a more comprehensive overview of the program, dates and registration information and to her what past graduates are saying.  Please feel free to contact us personally to talk further or join our next INFO session on 8/13 at 12 noon.

Reiki Certification 1 with Suesie
Saturday, September 10th from 12-5 

Become a certified Level I Reiki practitioner in just 1 day!

Reiki is an ancient relaxation technique that assists your body in healing on many levels. In this level 1 certification course, you will learn the necessary hand positions required to flow Reiki to yourself and others. 
There will be time to practice flowing Reiki to volunteers, under the supervision of the facilitator and teacher, Suesie Hartman. Hartman has been teaching all levels of Reiki for nearly 25 years. Please wear comfortable clothes to class.

Suesie Hartman is a 5th generation psychic/intuitive. She's been intuitive for as long as she can remember. Her journey has been one of much personal development and spiritual growth. Her gifts and abilities continue to expand. She is now a Master Energy Healer, able to channel more than 45 different healing energies, including Reiki. She remains focused with helping others--whether through Reiki, Energy Healing, Crystal Therapy, and /or Spiritual Counseling.

Through ancient and non-traditional methods of healing, Ms. Hartman strives to fulfill her clear purpose in this lifetime--to contribute to the well being of others, through healing, teaching and sharing with others, in a positive, powerful and meaningful way.

$125 must register in advance. 

Minimum number will be required so don't wait.

  Sacred Sound Healing Workshop
Sunday, September 17th
3-5 pm

Mark Seaman, Kate Stufflet, and Kevin Smith will present a Vibrational Sound Healing Immersion. We will create a symphonic journey as your body resonates in harmony to the music and connects to deeper realms of vibration healing utilizing Tibetan and crystal bowls, didgeridoos, gongs, native flutes, drums and more. We invite you to immerse yourself in a magical afternoon of sound healing in a sacred space in community. Bring a mat, blankets and a pillow to make yourself comfortable for the sound healing immersion.

$40 reserves your spot OR
$35 if registered and paid by 9/10

Fall Yoga Retreat with Pam and Rachel
"Falling into Grace"
October 20-22

It has been a few years since our last retreat so this is truly a gift for us and we are stoked! 

Grace is a word used within the yoga tradition to point towards that which is unseen, yet experienced. We might experience this as a deep sense of peace or contentment or adversely as a deep-seated stirring or unrest, a sense of unfulfillment, or a pulling of the heart.  Throughout the weekend we will engage in storytelling and conversation to unpack and contemplate the teachings to inquire into the mysterious ways in which Grace (Shakti) reveals herself in our lives. Through practice and meditation we will bring greater insight and clarity into how we might embrace the circumstances of our life as an opportunity for personal growth and how to live in closer alignment with our heart.

Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, the Himalayan Institute offers a serene and peaceful environment to unplug from your daily distractions and to dive deep into practice and quiet reflection.  The program and structure of the weekend will be balanced to allow time for yoga study; active, therapeutic and restorative yoga; quiet reflection; story telling and deep conversation; and free time to hike or simply relax.  Our retreat location offers plenty of space within the retreat facility and outdoors for you to get what you need from this weekend.

This as an All-levels event!   if you have never experienced a retreat, don't miss out!  There are no obligations, participate in whatever is of interest to you.
Space is limited so be sure to register to reserve your spot.
$225 for the Shri Program 

Accommodations are varied. Please visit Himalayan Institute to select and secure your accommodations at  For more information please contact us or stop by the front desk to pick up a copy of the  weekend schedule.

A facebook has been set up for you to converse with others, to find a room mate, organize car pooling arrangements, or to simply ask questions.  Please visit our web site page at:  Shri Yoga Fall Retreat.

Working with Your Angels & Guide with Suesie
Saturday, October 7th from 12-3pm

Most spiritual traditions include mention of Guardian Angles and Spirit Guides.  Those who have forged a personal relationship with their Angel or Guide have experienced for themselves how beneficial these benevolent forces are in assisting and guiding us on our path.

So who are these Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides, and how might be come to know ours personally?   If you are curious to learn more and seek to acquire a working relationship with your guides, then this workshop is for you!  

This workshop is led by Suesie Hartman, a 5th generation psychic, who will help you better understand how to acquire a relationship with your Angles and Guides, and how to communicate with them to hear the lessons and guidance they offer.  

$40 / Please register

Shri Yoga and Exeter Spine and Wellness Center
Classes start Saturday, September  9th!

Shri Yoga will be joining the wellness team at Exeter Spine and Wellness Center this fall!   Your membership at Shri includes both locations. 

Exeter Spine and Wellness Center located at 3933 Perkiomen Avenue. Reading PA 19606

Save the Date!

Saturday, September 23rd

Details to Come!

Sunday SITS with Rachelle
held Bi-weekly 3-4 pm
August 6th and 20th

Are you wanting to engage more with your meditation practice? Go deeper? Feel the support of a meditation community?

Join Rachelle for Sunday Sits....a biweekly, donation based hour where we practice radical acts of self care, all inspired by intentionally turning toward what is here, now. These mindfulness meditation sessions are open to the public and open to all levels. However, it is recommended members have some meditation experience or consider a foundational class in the near future (keep watch at Shri), as it will not involve as much instruction. We will practice, reflect and, smile and connect and in this way, celebrate our humanness and interconnectedness...and maybe wake some wellness.

by donation (80% proceeds will go to the DROP scholarship program)

Brought to you by Waking Wellness

Essential Oils 101
August 14 at 6 pm

This is a relaxed, intimate setting where you can sample and learn more about how to integrate these pure, essential oils into your daily regimen to meet your personal wellness goals! Sign up at the front desk or message us to let us know of interest to attend.

Time doesn't work for you but you would like to learn more?  Consider a one-on-one meet up or grab a few friends and we would be happy to schedule a time to meet with you or your group.

Yoga for Beginners Series with Pam

9/13 - 11/1

Every moment brings us back to the beginning.  Begin anew and discover your fullest potential!

Yoga practice that has the ‘potential’ to bring about healing on many different levels. When approached mindfully, with an awareness of breath and physical alignment, then the true healing power of yoga is experienced. Through guided instruction and support, we will explore these principles in practice to help you establish a solid foundation and build strong, sound practice.

In this series you will learn or re-learn how to breathe fully, align the physical body, work with your limitations, tendencies and/or injuries, and empower yourself with the knowledge of how to move skillfully on your mat and in your life.

Wednesdays 7:15 - 8:30 pm

$110 (8-week series)

Relieving Anxiety Through Yoga  Series with Chris
9/25 - 11/13

Stress and anxiety are a natural part of the human range of emotions. How we manage these emotions can determine their physiological, mental, and spiritual effects upon us. In this 8-part series we will explore a variety of yoga practices and poses so that you may find what works best for you individually to lower stress and anxiety. Learning yoga tools and philosophy will provide opportunities for self-reflection and self-growth. The goal of the series is to help you integrate these practical tools into your daily life. In this safe space you will learn to:  

  • Ground and center through breath practices
  • Learn greater acceptance and deepen the mind-body connection
  • Discover self-awareness through mindful movement in yoga poses
  • Integrate simple and effective practices into your daily life
  • Enjoy the relaxation response of the body
No experience is necessary in yoga, mindfulness or meditation. A willingness to explore is all that is necessary to begin. All levels welcome. Modified yoga poses will be offered to those with movement limitations. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal/notebook.

Mondays 7:15 - 8:15 pm
$128 (8-week series)
$120 if registered and paid by 9/18

  Teen Yoga with Gabrielle
9/21 - 11/9

This workshop is designed to introduce teens to the foundations of a yoga practice while building a community of friendships. The workshop is tailored to teens and created to inspire each individual through self expression and a sense of belonging.

This eight week series is an opportunity to explore and discover the benefits of a yoga practice in a safe, fun, and empowering environment! Throughout the series, teens can expect to learn the basic form and flow of an asana practice, pranayama, mindfulness and meditation techniques, partner poses, and journaling exercises.
Gaby's goal is to encourage students to listen to their bodies and explore challenges. Overall, this 8 week series is a celebration of each teen and the supportive community that will be established.

Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm
$96 (8-week series)

Prenatal Yoga with: Chris
Mondays 7:15 - 8:15 pm
(moves to 6pm in fall schedule)

Whether this is your first or fifth pregnancy, prenatal yoga can help you connect to the wisdom of your own body during this transformative time. Learn to use the breath to tune in, create space, and access the inner resources you already possess. Prenatal yoga not only maximizes oxygenation for your baby, but also nutrient absorption by improving digestive health. Learn to safely become stronger physically and energetically so that you may enjoy your pregnancy and recover well in those blissful postnatal weeks!   *No experience is necessary in yoga. All levels welcome. Modified yoga poses will be offered to those with movement limitations.  
$15 drop in

Gentle/ Restore Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors with Chris
9/14 - 10/19

Healing is a process and yoga is an invitation.  IN this class series we will support you in finding greater ease in your body and mind. Through a series of yoga poses and stretches, we will align and open the physical body to increase the flow of energy and breath. Through breath work, guided visualization and meditation, we will create an inner environment that will further support your body's natural capacity to heal. No prior yoga experience is required. This class is FREE to all breast cancer survivors, but we ask that you register to reserve your spot.

Thursdays 7:15 - 8:15 pm

  Family Yoga with Alicia
Sundays 12:15 - 1:15 pm 
September 10th and October 8th

Join Miss Alicia for some bonding time with your children, no matter what age, for this yoga-inspired class.  Through poses, movement, music and games we will engage the senses as we explore our bodies and world together.  Interactive play followed by quiet moments of mindfulness techniques and culminating in a guided relaxation will leave tingling from head to toe.  

$15 for 2 Family Members / $15 each additional
Held once monthly. Dates posted.