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March 4, 2019 - 10:48am
Event Date and Time: 
April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stretch Your Soul This Lent
If you are longing for the gift of inner peace, we invite you to experience the power of inner stillness through stretching the body and attending to the soul. Join us during the season of Lent for contemplative prayer through chair yoga and Centering Prayer. No previous experience is necessary. The yoga will be very gentle that anyone with any level of ability could participate.

March 4, 2019 - 10:46am
Event Date and Time: 
April 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stretch Your Soul This Lent
If you are longing for the gift of inner peace, we invite you to experience the power of inner stillness through stretching the body and attending to the soul. Join us during the season of Lent for contemplative prayer through chair yoga and Centering Prayer. No previous experience is necessary. The yoga will be very gentle that anyone with any level of ability could participate.

March 4, 2019 - 10:44am
Event Date and Time: 
March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stretch Your Soul This Lent
If you are longing for the gift of inner peace, we invite you to experience the power of inner stillness through stretching the body and attending to the soul. Join us during the season of Lent for contemplative prayer through chair yoga and Centering Prayer. No previous experience is necessary. The yoga will be very gentle that anyone with any level of ability could participate.

March 4, 2019 - 10:43am
Event Date and Time: 
March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stretch Your Soul This Lent
If you are longing for the gift of inner peace, we invite you to experience the power of inner stillness through stretching the body and attending to the soul. Join us during the season of Lent for contemplative prayer through chair yoga and Centering Prayer. No previous experience is necessary. The yoga will be very gentle that anyone with any level of ability could participate.

March 4, 2019 - 10:39am
Event Date and Time: 
March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Stretch Your Soul This Lent
If you are longing for the gift of inner peace, we invite you to experience the power of inner stillness through stretching the body and attending to the soul. Join us during the season of Lent for contemplative prayer through chair yoga and Centering Prayer. No previous experience is necessary. The yoga will be very gentle that anyone with any level of ability could participate.

April 27, 2017 - 3:54pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, corfu, Announcements, yoga.

Press release:

The benefits of Yoga include increased flexibility, improved muscle strength and tone, cardio and circulatory health as well as improved energy and vitality.

Now some of these benefits can be experienced by taking the new Family Yoga class at the Corfu Free Library. The class takes place the first Monday of every month at 10:30 a.m. that is led by Josselyn Borowiec, an instructor at Maya Yoga in Batavia.

“We are lucky to have Josselyn here at the library, to lead us through these gentle Yoga practices”, says Diana Reding, Library director. “She has studied Yoga and has worked with children for several years, so we are excited to begin this new program.”

“There is no cost for the class and the types of activities are gentle and can accommodate just about anyone. Materials are provided and the only requirement is to wear comfortable clothes that allow for free movement,” adds Reding.

“We first offered a gentle Yoga class at our Pre-school Story Hour. People enjoyed it so much that we thought we would make it a regular program,” says Borowiec. “I am thrilled that there is such an interest in Yoga. We also have a number of books that provide more information about Yoga’s benefits that are available for patrons to check out. We also have Yoga books appropriate for our youngest yogini readers."

Information about the Family Yoga Class as well as the other programs and services available at the library are posted on the library’s website at www.CorfuFreeLibrary.com.

Residents with questions can also contact the library by phone at 585-599-3321.

February 17, 2014 - 11:16am
posted by Patricia Hawley in Announcements, community, family, kids, yoga, wellness, kids activities.

FREE COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS OFFERED AT BLUE PEARL YOGA IN BATAVIA

 

BATAVIA…Blue Pearl Yoga will offer free yoga classes to the community on Friday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. These classes are suitable for all ages and skill levels. A DJ will provide music for this fun event. Light refreshments will be served following the class.

 

Karen Reisdorf, owner of Blue Pearl Yoga and recent recipient of the 2013 City of Batavia Business of the Year award announced that she will teach a yoga class as a way to say thank you to the community for the support they’ve shown during her 14 years in business. “Independent business owners owe everything to their customers, especially when you live outside an urban center,” Reisdorf said. “This is a way for me to give back and show my appreciation to all of the people who’ve supported me and helped me grow Blue Pearl Yoga.” 

 

A class for adults will be held on the 3rd floor of her yoga studio located at the old Masonic Temple on Main Street in Batavia. A special class for families will be held on the fourth floor; both classes begin at 6 p.m. “We’re committed not only to the health of our families but the health of our community,” said Reisdorf. While this is the first time that a free yoga class has been offered community-wide, Blue Pearl Yoga can often be found at local community agencies like the Mental Health Association and the YWCA teaching yoga to their clients.”  

 

A class for families will be held simultaneously on the 4th floor of the studio. Maryanne Skye will teach a class designed for fun and suitable for adults and children of all ages. Participants can expect light stretching and simple yoga poses that create a delightful flow of energy to an upbeat soundtrack.

 

No special equipment is required but participants should wear light, comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided by the studio or you can bring your own.  Blue Pearl Yoga is located at 200 East Main Street in Batavia. For more information please call Karen Reisdorf at 585.230.5430 or email [email protected]

 
January 26, 2014 - 7:31pm
posted by Patricia Hawley in batavia, Announcements, health, yoga, alternative medicine.

A chakra workshop designed to relieve stress and increase energy is scheduled for February 1 at Blue Pearl Yoga. Rich Hayden, a certified yoga, meditation, and chakra instructor will lead the class on a path to renewed wellness. This class is suitable for all ages; pre-registration is required.

 

Chakras are points in the subtle human body located at the physical counterparts of arteries, veins, and nerves. Since charkas are not part of the human body they can most accurately be described as energy centers connected by channels. Each Chakra has its own characteristics, responsible for receiving and expressing energy. Through a series of simple yoga poses and breathing exercises students will learn how to activate energy while relieving stress, tension, and depression. “Keeping these energy field clear and balanced is one of the best form of preventative medicine and self-care,” according to Karen Reisdorf, owner of Blue Pearl Yoga.

Workshop facilitator Rich Hayden has been a yoga instructor at Blue Pearl Yoga for 8 years and has lead several Chakra Workshops. He says that participants will learn to attend to their Chakra through meditation, poses, and chanting to “establish health on a solid basis and increase energy.” During meditation, he says, “we focus on color and sound. Each chakra has a corresponding color connected to it and has a tremendous strengthening effect on the physical body.” The resulting outcome of this workshop is “peace, joy, and a true love of life.” 

The Chakra Workshop with Rich Hayden is scheduled for Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Blue Pearl Yoga, 200 East Main Street, third floor. Cost is $35.00 and pre-registration is required. For more information contact Karen Reisdorf at 585.813.5430.

July 13, 2013 - 7:06pm
posted by Bonnie Marrocco in batavia, business, yoga.

Nancy Jo Rademacker has a joy for teaching yoga that is no more evident than when she teaches one of her regular classes for young children at her new studio in City Centre.

More than 13 years ago, Rademacker reached out to BOCES to see if it offered yoga classes. They didn't, so she offered her services. That was her first job teaching yoga and it's been her passion ever since.

She said it's her "inner calling" and why she also decided to open Maya Yoga Studio across from Sunny's Restaurant in the mall.

The studio is named after her 11-year-old daughter, who also practices yoga.

“Yoga is a way to take care of yourself positively," Rademacker said. "It focuses on the whole of who you are -- physical, emotional and spiritual."

All classes are taught by her. She recently completed an advanced yoga training degree through the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health. The studio space is newly renovated and it is warm, comfortable and inviting. Classes are taught in low lighting with peaceful music playing softly in the background.

The classes that are offered range from gentle yoga for the beginner, to vigorous yoga for the experienced. There are several classes in between, as well as specialty classes, such as prenatal yoga, chair yoga and meditation classes.

There is even lunchtime yoga, which allows you to drop in for a few minutes or spend the whole hour. For some classes, drop-ins are welcome, while the more specialized classes require advance registration.

For more information visit the Web site at http://www.yogawithnancyjo.com/ or call 716-913-9616.

February 18, 2013 - 2:30pm
posted by karen reisdorf in yoga, Blue Pearl Yoga.
Event Date and Time: 
February 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

New 7 week session of Yoga begins this week.

for more info visit our website:

http://www.bp-yoga.com/#!classes/c66t

February 18, 2013 - 2:12pm
posted by karen reisdorf in Genesee Community College, yoga, Blue Pearl Yoga, philosophy.
Event Date and Time: 
February 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to February 20, 2013 - 1:30pm

Talk on the Philosophy of Yoga
with Karen Reisdorf
from Blue Pearl Yoga

at Genesee Community College
Room: T102
Free and open to the public

February 13, 2013 - 4:36pm
posted by karen reisdorf in yoga, Couples, Massage, Valentines Day.
Event Date and Time: 
February 15, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This Valentine’s day, learn to express your tenderness for your partner through the healing touch of Thai-Yoga Massage, a deeply relaxing form of bodywork from Thailand that combines gentle assisted stretching derived from Yoga with acupressure massage and energy balancing influenced by Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. This heart-opening and connecting experience will be accentuated with nourishing tea and delightful chocolate treats.
$60/couple $50/pre pay

to register:

September 10, 2012 - 11:48am
posted by Daniel Crofts in training, yoga, Blue Pearl Yoga, Exhale Yoga.

Batavia's Blue Pearl Yoga and Exhale Yoga recently teamed up for a 200-hour training of future yoga instructors. Rebecca Cohen (second from left), of Exhale, and Karen Reisdorf, of Blue Pearl, presented certificates last weekend to their three graduates: June Martino, Tess Garland and Maura Gilsinan.

The training was done in increments of four days a week for eight weeks, six hours a day, followed by a week-long "final exam."

Included were formal study (180 hours of class time and 10 hours of homework) and a "practicum" component (about 10 hours) where candidates had to observe and teach classes.

"It is quite an achievement for these ladies," Cohen said.

Yoga may look easy to outsiders, but no one can learn how to teach it without getting to know its complexities.

"You are trying to get a group of people to all move together and breathe together," Cohen said, "(and to) improvise a series of yoga poses, while asking them to push their muscles and joints to their safe limits."

Altogether, according to Cohen, there are about 900 body poses in yoga "if you include the variations."

She described yoga as "a great low-impact form of exercise that works every muscle in your body, and really improves core strength."

"It improves coordination and balance," she said, "because it is practiced barefoot and the poses are performed on one side and then the other, bringing balance to both sides of the body."

Yoga also makes use of deep breathing exercises.

"Yoga can certainly be just a physical exercise," Cohen said, "or it can be a physical exercise to connect you with your spirituality. It depends on your intentions."

Cohen always begins and ends her lessons by asking everyone to take a moment to reflect on his/her intention.

"(This) gives us a chance to remind ourselves of what we are grateful for and an opportunity to remember that in order to achieve personal growth, we need to stay focused on that goal or intention every day."

For anyone interested in future yoga instructor training, the cost is about $2,000 -- $1,800 for the training itself, plus an additional $200 for books.

For more information, call Cohen at (716) 316-9869 or email [email protected]. You may also contact Reisdorf at 343-1257 or e-mail [email protected].

Photo taken by Karen Reisdorf

November 8, 2010 - 8:28pm
posted by Laurie Taillie in health, yoga, wellness.

Blue Pearl Yoga, 200 East Main St., Batavia, NY (above Charles Men's Shop) will hold an Open House on Saturday, November, 13 from 1-5 PM.  If you are interested in learning more about yoga, trying yoga, tai chi, pilates, experiencing Reiki healing or meditation, this is an event to attend.

Instructors will offer free mini classes throughout the afternoon.  There will be refreshments and door prizes.  Come for one or more mini classes, talk with the instructors and discover the benefits of yoga, tai chi, reiki and pilates.

Visit the web site www.bp-yoga.com for details.

Event Date and Time: 
November 8, 2010 - 8:17pm
posted by Laurie Taillie in health, yoga, wellness.
Event Date and Time: 
November 13, 2010 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

On Saturday, November 13, Blue Pearl Yoga will hold an Open House from 1-5 pm at 200 East Main St.  All are welcome to attend.  There will be choice of free mini classes in yoga, tai chi and pilates.  Light refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon and door prizes will be given during each of the mini classes.  There will be Reiki healing available as well as readings and meditation. 

If you have ever wanted to try yoga, pilates or tai chi, this is an opportunity to talk with instructors and experience first hand the benefits of these disciplines. 

September 7, 2009 - 5:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, events, yoga, pilates, reiki, tai chi.
Event Date and Time: 
September 14, 2009 - 9:00am to October 31, 2009 - 8:30pm

Blue Pearl Yoga's autumn sessions begin on Monday, Sept.14 and run through Oct. 31. There will be the same core of classes, some old favorites and some new additions. 

Karen’s classes will still be Level 1/2 on from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday and Saturday. The Level 2/3 class is 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evening. 

Karen will also bring back Power Yoga from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.  Restorative Yoga will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

January 23, 2009 - 9:05am
posted by Laurie Taillie in yoga, Couples, Massage, Valentine's Day.

[img_assist|nid=4161|title=Thai Yoga Massage|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=0|height=]Blue Pearl Yoga is offering a wonderful experience for couples just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Open to beginners, with no previous yoga experience, Thai Yoga Massage allows couples the opportunity to discover genuine compassionate touch.  This one day workshop will be held on Saturday, February 7 from 5:30-9:30 PM at Blue Pearl Yoga Studio, 200 East Main St., 3rd floor. Joni Yaskulski who is certified in thai yoga body work and Karen Reisdorf, certified yoga instructor, will lead couples in massage and yoga. The workshop will include simple yoga poses that anyone can do and will help to foster an intimacy and openness between partners in a calm, relaxing and encouraging atmosphere.  Thai Yoga Massage is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!  To register, contact Joni Yaskulski, [email protected] / 585-757-2723

 

September 28, 2008 - 7:47pm
posted by Karen Reisdorf in Announcements, yoga, wellness.

 

 

 

Blue Pearl Yoga, the yoga studio on the third floor at 200 East Main Street, Batavia is a place where one can find a way to connect  with one’s inner Self, to find dexterity, grace and poise in practicing the asanas, leading to harmony in body, mind and spirit.
Karen Reisdorf is the founder and certified teacher at Blue Pearl Yoga.  Karen makes the yoga practice accessible for everyone.  One does not need special equipment, or extreme strength or stamina to practice yoga.  One only needs a desire to feel better, to increase one’s energy, to improve balance and flexibility, and to gain a more positive outlook on life.


Karen will offer a Bookmaking  class starting on Thursday, October 2.  This will be an exploration of both the craft of bookmaking for journals and photo  albums  as well as artists’ books.  Students will learn four bindings and will complete at least one book.  Some supplies will be included and a list of remaining supplies will be given at the first class.


Classes are offered for Beginners as well as level 1 and 2 classes for those who are familiar with yoga.  Karen also offers Restorative yoga for deep relaxation and rejuvenation , Meditation classes for centering and relaxation, and Private Yoga Classes .  Joni Yaskulski, a certified Tai Chi instructor and Reiki Master/Teacher, offers Tai  Chi  classes and free monthly Reiki shares.  Rich Hayden is both a Blue Pearl student and  instructor, offering Beginner classes.
The next session of classes begins September 30 and runs through November 11; however, students are welcome to join at any point during the session and pro rated fees are available. A 10% discount is offered to all new students when registering this week for more information go to: www.bp-yoga.com
 

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