Classes & Events

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Yogi Janie Ganga

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PRIDE Edition: Let Your Yoga Dance

Friday June 14th, 2019

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Santosha Yoga & Holistic Health Center - Providence

Let Your Yoga Dance is where Joy and Fun meet Deep and Sacred. ♥ All abilities – everyone is a dancer! We may dance around the room, in and around chairs, or probably a combination!  All levels - no previous experience with Yoga or Dance needed!

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This event is for ALL body shapes and sizes, and is for LGBTQIA folks, their guests, and allies.  Bring your friends! Family! Roommates! Chosen Family! Kids 7 & up (with an adult)! Wear something comfortable and bring a water bottle, we’ll take care of the rest.  
We’ll ride the “Rainbow of the Chakras” as we move from a calmer & quieter tempo as we warm up -- to louder & faster rhythms & movements – and then return back to inward focus. Featuring music by: Lady Gaga, J. Lo, the Beatles, and of course Karen Drucker... with a guided meditation for integration at the end. 
This event is a collaboration with SHAPE Center RI, a resource that creates and connects Size-Affirming Health, Advocacy, Practice and Education. Our intention is to make this a welcoming event for folks of all sizes. We ALL have the power to continue to learn ways to: Turn down the volume on “diet culture” and fat-shaming and instead: Boost up a culture that practices inclusion & values diversity. Isn’t that what Pride is all about?

Contact JanieGanga@gmail.com

410.263.8948

Janie is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional

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Liz Fayram, RDN

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Yoga: Nourishing Flow and Restore

Tuesday Evenings

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Providence Power Yoga

Liz Fayram RDN is an established Health at Every  Size® practitioner, Nutrition Counselor, and she does Yoga too!   Just drop in to move your body in an accepting and safe space. 

Contact Liz@LizFayramRDN.com
 

Providence Power Yoga Annex

16 Bassett Street

Providence RI

Liz is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional

Yogi Mimi Budnick

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Restorative Yoga

Mondays

5:45 p.m. to - 7:00 p.m.

Breathing Time Yoga - Pawtucket

Restorative yoga is a delicious way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. Restorative classes use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. A good restorative class is more rejuvenating than a nap.

 

This class is appropriate to students of all levels, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned yogini, you will benefit from this restorative class.

Please note: Breathing Time Yoga requires you to create an account to sign up.

For more information, contact Mimi at mimibudnick@gmail.com

Mimi is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional.

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Instructor - Janie Ganga

SHAPE Yoga Workshop: Yoga for Fat Bodies and All-Sized Allies

Past Event

SHAPE Yoga is a Radically-inclusive, Size-affirmative, non-judgmental yoga class for all body types, including fat, curvy, round, and people living in all shaped or expressed bodies. People in bodies of all sizes, including size-accepting allies and folks who want a supportive environment, are welcome! Great for Beginners & all levels!

In this Workshop, we’ll balance Active and Passive Amrit Yoga practices. Active: Gentle warm-ups & breath practices, Seated and Standing Yoga poses. Passive: supported Restorative stretches & Yoga Nidra – deep, guided meditation lying on the floor. We’ll close with a simple breath & arm movement sequence that you can bring home and do anywhere anytime. You’ll leave feeling both relaxed and energized!
$25 (or $20 for Santosha Members)

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Presenters: Janie Ganga and Krista Handfield

WeighSHAPE Yoga Workshop: Setting New Years Intentions

Past Event

New Years 2019 event will be announced soon!

Are you tired of setting resolutions that have failed every single year?  Do you just want to have a year of being kind to your body, mind, and/or soul?  Setting intentions just might be what you are looking for.

 

This 2-hour workshop allows 15 participants to learn how to create New Years intentions that are designed to enhance one's life.  This inspirational two-part workshop will provide participants the tools for setting positive intentions, tips and resources to address potential detours and obstacles, and a Yoga & guided meditation experience to plant the intentions at the deepest level.  Each person is invited to create brand new intentions or explore the roots of their traditional New Years "resolution" as a pathway to finding their true intention.  This workshop will take place in a private but casual setting in Pawtucket, RI., and is presented by Yogi Janie Ganga and SHAPE Center's founder Krista Handfield, MSW, LCSW.  Both Janie and Krista are Health at Every Size® practitioners.

All SHAPE events are rooted in radically-inclusive, size-affirmative, body-positive, and non-dieting perspectives.

Yogi Mimi Budnick

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Yoga with Weights

Tuesday & Thursday Mornings

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Breathing Time Yoga - Pawtucket

This class weaves the use of light hand weights (3-8lbs) into a yoga practice to help tone and strengthen the entire body and aid in maintaining healthy bone density. Yoga with Weights provides a well-rounded workout that integrates the mind-body centered approach of yoga. This class is appropriate for people of all shapes, sizes, and experience levels.

Please note: Breathing Time Yoga requires you to create an account to sign up.

For more information, contact Mimi at mimibudnick@gmail.com

Mimi is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional.

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Yogi Janie Ganga

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Yoga for Every Body

Thursday Evenings

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Santosha Yoga & Holistic Health Center - Providence

Relax your mind, restore your body, rejuvenate your spirit. In Janie Ganga’s group classes, we use Yoga Poses (Asanas) as a way to connect with our body. Adaptations for Asanas are offered so that you’ll be able to find YOUR pose, in your body – just as it is right now. Janie Ganga teaches yoga for people of every shape & size and all levels of yoga experience – from complete beginner to advanced.

Note: Yoga Schedules are always subject to change.

Contact JanieGanga@gmail.com

410.263.8948

Janie is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional

Liz Fayram, RDN

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Nourishing Retreat: An Embodied Integration of Attuned Eating and Yoga

Saturday April 20, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Providence Power Yoga Annex

Liz Fayram RDN is an established Health at Every  Size® practitioner, Nutrition Counselor, and she does Yoga too!   Join Liz in a 4-hour small group setting to explore your body's natural ability to heal and restore.  What happens when you tune in? How might the practices of mindful or attuned eating be helpful to you? How does yoga support attuned eating?

Contact Liz@LizFayramRDN.com
 

Providence Power Yoga Annex

16 Bassett Street

Providence RI

Liz is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional

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SHAPE Center RI

Fattitude Movie Screening, Meet the Directors, & Benefit for Girls Rock!

Past Event

Fattitude examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that

results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. Fattitude is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender... Ultimately, Fattitude’s goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice.

This event was cosponsored by Walden Behavioral Health, Liz Fayram RDN, CEDRO, and SHAPE Center RI and benefits Girls Rock!

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Yogi Mimi Budnick

Yoga For All Shaped Bodies: Summer Series

Past Event

This yoga series is an all-inclusive, size-affirmative, non-judgmental yoga class for all body types, including curvy, round, fat, and people living in all shaped or expressed bodies.  There won't be a focus on changing the size, weight, or appearance of the body -- we practice honoring the body as it is.

This class is presented by the well-known and respected Yogi Mimi Budnick. 

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Alex Weaver NASM CPT, MTS

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Movement for ALL body types, genders, LGBTQIA, and their allies.

1st and 3rd Mondays

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

154 Smithfield Ave, Pawtucket

Thursdays at 6pm is an hour of movement classes that will include weight training, body-weight movement, core, and mobility work. Each class is $10 or pay-as-you-can; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Each class is led by Alex Weaver of Alien Athletes, a NASM, CPT, trauma-informed, and MTS. 

We will be in the private upstairs studio at 154 Smithfield Ave, upstairs at Industrial Revolution Crossfit in Pawtucket (note: this is NOT a CrossFit class!). Bring yourself, some water, and maybe a few friends and come get sweaty with Alien Athletes!

There is a parking lot behind the gym on Power Rd that you can park in (or you can street park). The front lot is reserved for the CrossFit gym

Alex is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional.

Yogi Janie Ganga

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Chair Yoga & other classes

Tuesday Mornings

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Santosha Yoga & Holistic Health Center - Providence

Chair Yoga is perfect for you if you’re brand-new to yoga, if it’s challenging for you to get up and down from the floor, or if you want to try a yoga class that delivers the benefits of gentle stretching and breathing exercises. Many folks who have taken Janie’s Chair Yoga classes have reported how surprised they were that they got so much out of it – rejuvenation for mind, body, and spirit!

Note: Yoga Schedules are always subject to change.

Contact JanieGanga@gmail.com

410.263.8948

Janie is also listed as a SHAPE health and fitness professional

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The Whole SHAPE gang!

SHAPE: Gratitude Workshop: YOU fit here!

Past Event

What’s the antidote to negativity & harsh self-talk? GRATITUDE. We are dedicating an entire workshop to gratitude in safe, accepting environment. Through movement, reflection, journaling, and embodiment, we’ll explore how we can practice Gratitude – right here, right now.

- Dance your yoga!

- Tune in to your relationship with eating!

- Nourish your soul!

- Be in an accepting community!

 

All workshop leaders are Health At Every Size® practitioners. SHAPE Gratitude Workshop is for people who live in fat bodies and their guests, and allies of size diversity and acceptance.

 

We’ll begin with Let Your Yoga Dance – combining yoga and music to enliven your heart, soul, brain, and body! These movements are fully accessible for all bodies – no previous experience is needed and no need to worry at all -- Everyone is a dancer! And Let Your Yoga Dance really helps to let that dancer emerge. Yogi's Janie Ganga and Nicole will lead us in this playful, open, and connected practice. If you’ve never danced your yoga or let your Gratitude MOVE before, you’re in for a treat! And if you’ve tried this out in the past, you know its transformative power.

 

Next, Liz Fayram RDN will lead us in reflection, journaling, and/or small group discussion about the connections between Gratitude, eating, and your body. What happens when you tune in to gratitude? How might the practices of mindful or attuned eating be helpful to you? How can an attitude of gratitude help you to honor your body?


Tickets are $35 for advance purchase and $45 the day of.

Contact janieganga@gmail.com for any questions.

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Yogi - Janie Ganga

Yoga for Fat Bodies & All-Sized Allies: A SHAPE Yoga Series

Past event series

This series has ended, stay tuned for more yoga series.

 

This yoga series is an all-inclusive, size-affirmative, non-judgmental yoga class for all body types, including  fat, curvy, round, fat, and people living in all shaped or expressed bodies.  There won't be a focus on changing the size, weight, or appearance of the body -- we practice moving & honoring the body as it is.

Yogi Janie Ganga returns to present this SHAPE yoga series.

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