Yoga Workshops

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Upcoming Yoga Classes & Workshops with Debby Siegel of YoGoGirls:

Practicing yoga all over St. Louis and around the country, Debby highly values community, creativity, adventure, and the healing power that only wild places can provide. Come home to yourself through self-love and the growth that comes from discomfort coupled with a bit of challenge in a YoGoGirls’ class or workshop.


Yoga Art Therapy SOLD OUT

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Thursday, November 2 | 7:30 – 9p
Koken Art Factory  |  The Gallery  |  2500 Ohio Avenue  |  St. Louis, MO 63104

 

Debby Siegel yoga art therapyTake home your own art project from Koken Art Factory when you color outside the lines with Debby Siegel and Rebekah Jarchow. We’ll practice a yoga flow that will connect you to your inner child as you flow, draw and get dirty.

Through kinetic drawing on paper canvas with charcoal, you’ll flow and move while finessing a piece of individualized artwork using your body and mind. Drawing from the soul and following your breath, you’ll use the motions of your body and your imagination to create a piece of artwork you can take home. We suggest wearing black and wearing your hair up, as we will use charcoal to create our yoga art. And plan to get dirty.

Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul, the dust of every day life.”

Come let your inner Picasso out to play.
Special thanks to Artmart for their support of this event.


Celebrate the Abundance of Your Heart

Donations of Healthy Non-Perishables for Fit & Food Connection
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23 | 9a – 10a
Yoga Six Des Peres | 12360 Manchester Rd #206 | St. Louis, MO 63131

 

Thanksgiving Day Yoga in St. Louis

Celebrate how much we have to give, and relish in this refreshing abundance as we help unfold, challenge, and open the body, mind and heart. We will open our hearts to the Earth and send a gracious slice of gratitude to the earth for providing for us. You will leave with some wisdom of why we practice yoga, not just how.

A healthy non-perishable food item or two is your entry. All proceeds will be donated to Fit & Food Connection – a local non-profit providing healthy living resources through food assistance, physical fitness, and nutrition to low income families throughout Northern St. Louis city and county. In the St. Louis area, over 20% of households hold high rankings of food instability, according to the 2013 Missouri Hunger Atlas Data Report. Fit & Food Connection benefits low income families, senior citizens, and the disabled who deal with food insecurity in their daily lives.

Modifications will be offered.

(If you’ve not been to Yoga Six before, please arrive allowing enough time to complete their new student form.)


Zen Den at Athleta SOLD OUTDebby Siegel register for her yoga

with Debby Siegel

Sunday, November 26 | 10:30a (Prior to the store opening.)

Athleta | Plaza Frontenac | 1701 S Lindbergh Blvd, Ste 221 | St. Louis, MO 63131

 

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zen den yoga at athleta with Debby Siegel RYT

Calm yourself in chaos. Find your center before finding all those gifts… hit Plaza Frontenac’s Athleta store prior to it opening on the Sunday of Black Friday weekend for some centering with yoga, including an entire 7 minutes of savasana set to live music by Willow Beseda on singing bowls, chimes and flute.

If you’re feeling stuffed and stiff, bring yourself to this 60-minute centering slow flow yoga class where Debby will help you step away from the frenetic activities this weekend can present and help align your physical and mental states. So whether you’re driving around trying to find a parking spot, or waiting in a long line, you’ll be rewarded with feelings of peace, relaxation, and rest from having spent your morning in stillness and gentle self-caring movement.

FREE and limited to the first 22 people to register on Eventbrite.

After yoga, enjoy hand massages by Willow BesedaKaruna teas and 20% off all regular and markdown items. The mall opens at noon.#PowertotheShe

(More announcements coming soon.)


Mindful Marionettes

with Debby Siegel and Chris PowersRegister for Mindful Marionettes a puppet show teaching kids about breathwork and mindfulness
Saturday, December 2 | time TBA
Fall Up Festival | 2720  |  2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO

 

mindful marionettes puppet show by Debby Siegel and Chris PowersKids will join Billy Rae on his quest for calmness, as he learns from Yogi Bear and other characters how to soothe himself and go from Silly Billy to Chill Bill. This puppet show is filled with recognizable songs that’ll have mom and dad chuckling and swaying, while the kids get involved with mindfulness exercises alongside Billy. Mindful Marionettes is fun for kids of all ages. This will be its debut show. If you’d like to book this puppet show for your school, library, club or event, contact Debby: debby@yogogirls.com.

Fall Up Festival – A conscious gathering with positive intentions.

This indoor music and art festival (no camping) is geared for all ages and is family-friendly. You’ll discover many grassroots educational workshops, community art projects, live art, yoga classes and concerts galore. For more details and pricing, visit ConnectorPresents.com.

 

(photo credit: Glennmade Films)


Date Night Yoga: Play, Intimacy, Restoration & Cacao

Debby Siegel Date Night Yoga at Yoga Six

with Debby Siegel & her partner, Chris Powers
Friday, December 8  |  6-8p  |  $44 / couple
includes a cacao treat, restorative partner poses & stretches, tantra yoga flow set to live music, and candlelight meditation
at Yoga Six Des Peres

 

Debby Siegel Chris Powers Date Night YogaThis playful and intimate workshop designed just for couples, is the perfect date night for you and your favorite yogi. Whether you’re a couple looking to get out of that dinner & movie date night rut and in need of a fun and fresh alternative for sparking your love connection, or first time daters looking to learn more about one another, you will find a comfortable space to explore the power of playful yoga, mindfulness and cacao.

We’ll begin date night yoga with a raw cacao treat & ceremony. Raw cacao powder – called the sexual sweetener – contains phytochemicals known to affect Phenethylamine, or PEA, a compound released into the brain when we’re attracted to someone. With more than 20 times the antioxidant power of blueberries, raw cacao produces a sense of delight through increasing brain serotonin which in turn can increase sexual excitation, desire and responsiveness.

In addition to cacao, expect to practice yoga to live guitar music and take with you some key partner massaging moves and stretches you can do anywhere.  Positions will be tailored to fit your level of skill and comfort.

You’ll also:

  • Strengthen the pranic currents flowing between you and your beloved while creating loving memories
  • Learn and appreciate awareness in the present moment
  • Increase your flexibility
  • Improve your healthy body image and self-esteem
  • Improve your circulation
  • Find connection, trust & healing through restorative partner stretches

Life Cycles Yoga + Death/Rebirth Guided Meditation

with Debby Siegel & Tim DeWittDebby Siegel register for her yoga
January 5, 2018
Yoga Six St. Louis

Yoga Home Retreat Sep 7-9 Debby SiegelEverything is cyclic – has a beginning, middle and end. Including life. We’ll begin the Life Cycle Yoga in embryo pose and end in corpse, recognizing each chunk of human development through yoga asanas and linking them to that life-giving ingredient, our breath. Then Tim DeWitt, Reiki Master, RYT will guide us through a life changing guided meditation that will offer us an opportunity to begin anew. Come to this workshop and leave a new person with prospects everywhere for your renewed life.

 

 


Four Seasons Sky Terrace YogaDebby Siegel register for her yoga

Sundays April 29 – June 24, 8:30-9:30a yoga followed by brunch, $18
includes light fare by Cielo on the terrace afterward
Four Seasons St. Louis | 999 N 2nd St | St. Louis, MO 63102

 


Start your Sunday with vinyasa yoga on Four Seasons eighth floor Sky Terrace led by Debby Siegel, RYT. We’ll salute the sun and sky while taking in the panoramic views of the Mississippi River and downtown St. Louis skyline. This all-levels class will emphasize breath, movement, strength and alignment. This is the kick off event. The class will continue each Sunday throughout the spring and summer.

Following yoga, attendees are invited to refuel with complimentary small bites from Chef Gian Nicola Colucci of Cielo Restaurant and Bar, including freshly-squeezed juices, parfaits, fruit and breakfast made with locally grown vegetables.
This yoga event is just $18 for 60 minutes of outdoor yoga followed by brunch with fresh pressed juices, coffee and tea. In case of bad weather, the class is held on the 6th floor in a ballroom with a spectacular view as well.

 


Manifest Station: Music + Yoga Festival

co-hosted by Debby Siegel and Chris PowersManifest Station Music + Yoga Festival in southern IL
Camp Manitowa at Cedar Point | 1327 Camp Cedar Point Ln | Makanda, IL 62958
May 4 – 6, 2018

Manifest Station: Midwest Music and Yoga Festival in southern IL May 4-6, 2018
Manifest Station: Midwest Music and Yoga Festival in southern IL May 4-6, 2018

Manifest Station is an all-inclusive yoga and music festival in southern Illinois which aims to inspire positive collective consciousness for all through the collaboration of talented musicians, both local and international, and outstanding yoga instructors, performers and healers. By keeping the ticket price low and including accommodations and food in one price, we wish to make this weekend accessible to every person who wishes to join the Manifest Station community.

Community is not possible without families. Manifest Station goes to great lengths to welcome and embrace families and young ones at our festival. There is a designated quiet family area back away from the action and a platform tent gathering specifically for those with children. There are many kids activities opposite classes for parents so that everyone has a chance to experience long-lasting memories at this weekend getaway.

We offer healthy vegan food in our dining hall. In between the five meals offered from dinner Friday night through brunch on Sunday, vegan snacks will be available in the dining hall 24 hours per day.

We believe in the betterment of ourselves and the planet. We ask that you place any recyclable products in the containers indicated and that you bring a mug for tea and coffee. All other dishes are provided.

Let’s create a utopian community for one weekend on this 257 acre property.  You will find an array of healing modalities in our Healing Village, with diverse hands on therapies, energy work, and sound healing offered.  To get involved in the healing village, please email debby@yogogirls.com or text her: 314-369-7399.

For more info about this festival, visit:

CLASS OFFERINGS/TEACHERS:

~ AcroYoga with Christina Kick of Yoga Six

~ Astronomical Yoga with Debby Siegel of YoGoGirls, Four Seasons & DoYouYoga.com

~ Cacao, Yoga & Sound Healing with Willow Beseda of St. Louis Wellness Center and Well Kneaded Massage

~ Hooping by The Dancing Bear Tribe

~ Kids Yoga with Christine Kick of Yoga Six

~ Qi Gong and Self Healing Workshop by Meredith Trewolla of Roots of Bliss

~ Rock Star Recovery Yoga with Stephanie Kinney of Yoga Six & YogaStephanie.com

~ SUP Yoga with Mo Taylor of Yoga Buzz & SUP St. Louis

~ Warrior’s Way Yoga with Tim DeWitt of Namaste, Yoga Six Des Peres & Xtreme Fitness

Fore more information visit:

MUSIC & YOGA | GUIDELINES | FOOD | SHELTER | SCHEDULE | KIDS ACTIVITIES | HEALING VILLAGE | SPONSORS


Previous workshops that will be back:

 

Labyrinth Peace Ceremony

with Stacy Furr, Christine Kick, Anu French & Jill Duncan
Wednesday, October 25, 2017  |  5:15p – 6:30p | Free
Robert N. Kohn Memorial Labyrinth at Missouri Baptist Medical Center | 3015 N Ballas Rd | St. Louis, MO 63131

 

Possibility • Peace • Calmness • Balance

These are words people use to describe their feelings after walking the paths of a labyrinth. Together, we will once again walk the paths of the Robert N. Kohn Memorial Labyrinth at Missouri Baptist Medical Center on WED, OCT 25 to foster some much needed peace and calmness, re-centering our minds and souls.
 
We will do so to the soft sounds of live music on the guitar, the harmonium and the sweet harmonious voices of Christine Kick, Anu French & Jill Duncan. This is our 2nd Annual Labyrinth Peace Ceremony.
 
We will hear connecting words delivered by Stacy Furr. Words of peace and love.
 
We will hold hands and spend time hugging, collectively gaining the oxytocin boosts that 20 second hugs offer our brains.
 
This guided meditative ceremony is for everyone. This free ceremony will flow with soft messages of peace. Only peace & love as its mission.
 
Calm your mind and soul at this 2nd annual gathering. Come together with community and find connection to friends. Let’s raise positive vibrations together.
 
Directions to the labyrinth: Take I-64/40 to Ballas. Head south on Ballas to Country Aire Dr. (It’s a street light and not the first entrance to MO Baptist hospital.) Turn right heading west into the hospital. The labyrinth is a few hundred feet up on the left. Parking lot on the right. You will be given a flameless candle when you arrive. Please arrive by 5:15pm.  

For more details about the structure of this event, or any announcements regarding it, visit the Facebook Event Page.


SUP Yoga (or Paddleboard Yoga)

Aug 8, 9, 10 & 11 at Forest Park, Aug 14 & 16 at Simpson Lake |  6:15p-7:45p
$20 includes 45 min yoga class, 45 minutes of paddling/sunset photos,  a 10-11 foot board, paddle & life preserver.
Simpson Lake | 1224 Marshall Rd | Valley Park, MO 63088

 

SUP Yoga Paddleboard Yoga St. LouisThis floating yoga class will incorporate elements of vinyasa flow and breathing designed to balance you on and off a paddleboard. Expect to have fun while challenging your individual edges of flexibility, focus, strength, and balance.

Take your yoga practice to another dimension, by supplementing a paddleboard for your mat, and water for the floor. You will improve your balance and engage your core more than ever as we bring mind and body intricately together in the great outdoors. (No one will be doing their grocery list while in down dog on their paddleboard!)

So if connecting to nature and the sweet sounds of water, while soaking in some vitamin D and fine-tuning your deltoids, rotator cuffs, traps, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, supraspinatus, glutes, calves, quads, trapezius, low back, heart, lungs, and your abdominal muscles, sounds like an ideal night, join us at Simpson Lake. We will all be clipped onto a line across the water so no one is facing the wrong way or floating away during class.

There is a bathroom for changing, etc adjacent to the parking lot at the beach where we will launch. Bring bug repellant, a beach towel, dry clothes, water, and wear whatever you feel comfortable in. We’ll begin promptly at 6:15 with 45 minutes of centering and strengthening, and end with 45 minutes of paddling around and playing on our boards. Debby will bring a camera and capture your good side at sunset on this 72 acre lake if you wish.


Boho Yoga

with Debby Siegel, RYT
Wednesdays through May 3, 6:30-7:30p
Donation Based, Vegan Treats After
Center for Divine Love | 3617 Wyoming | Tower Grove, MO 63118

Debby Siegel's Boho Yoga

 

Donation based series for the unconventional – the bohemian who wishes to learn more about this thing called yoga. Together we’ll breathe, center our minds, dwell in this time and place, and move our bodies in unison with our breath.

This class is suited for the person who doesn’t own the latest matching yoga wear, the one who wants to try yoga outside of the traditional yoga studio, someone who is interested in learning and improving his or her health with yoga, but feels a little like a gypsy in a sea of fembots in a studio class.

We will build poses from their simplest form to the more complex, and there will be room for every version. If your tree pose looks different from your neighbor, well that’s because it’s Boho Yoga! We are not here to be like anyone else. We are Bohemians.

So if you are that unconventional yogi who seeks to play with a basic vinyasa flow class followed up with some healthy community food, please drop in at the Center for Divine Love at 3617 Wyoming in Tower Grove and pay what you can. Cash or card.

You are perfect the way you are. There is no other you. Bring you, your mat and water. Wear some comfy clothes and gain access to the ancient wisdom of vinyasa yoga. We’ll yoga on the basement floor of this Tower Grove area church. It is called Center of Divine Love. Park in the church’s parking lot to the west of the building and come in that side door.


Defy Gravity with a YoGoGirls Inversions Game Plan

with Debby Siegel and Michelle Thomas
Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 3:00p-5:00p
$45 includes workshop, homework video, and photos
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (in the CWE) | 460 Whittier St, St. Louis, MO 63108

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Want to experience the joy of being upside down? Join inversion enthusiasts Debby & Michelle of YoGoGirls for this inversions workshop mastering invigorating yoga poses such as headstand, forearm stand and handstand. We will safely build these poses from their foundations up in order to gain confidence and dispel the fears associated with practicing inverted poses.

Inversions can be empowering postures that teach us not only about our inner strength, but about our playfulness, courage, and our ability to create lightness and space. They help our circulatory system, our lymphatic system, energize us and even help our immune system. So let’s make them happen!

We’ll discuss anatomically what needs to happen in the shoulder girdle, core and bandhas for you to defy gravity and get your heart above your head. We’ll share our stories of how we developed the strength and confidence to attempt these more challenging poses. We’ll provide you with homework in video form so that you may continue your inversion practice after the workshop. And of course, we will take some success photos at the end of this 2 hour workshop.

This workshop is best suited for those with a regular yoga practice of all-levels. A willingness to fall 3 times and get back up 4 is key. We ask that if you have any neck and/or head injuries, high blood pressure or eye problems like glaucoma that you not register for this workshop.

 

 


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