Practice Yoga with Debby
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.
108 Minutes of Bliss: Cacao, Yoga & Sound Meditation
with Debby Siegel and Willow Beseda
Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 1:45p – 3:33p (108 minutes) | $30
Blue Sky Yoga St. Louis | 3525 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63139
Find bliss in 108 minutes. Join Debby Siegel and Willow Beseda for transcendent healing through our magical combination of sacred cacao, heart opening vinyasa flow and harmonious vibrational meditation.
Cacao is a bitter fruit, known as raw chocolate, indigenous to South America. It has been called the food of the Gods and the medicine of shift. Cacao is a nutrient-rich superfood containing magnesium (the most deficient mineral in the Western world), iron, and antioxidants. It releases feel-good endorphins in your brain, those associated with bliss and ecstasy feelings. We will begin our time ceremoniously eating cacao truffles made from fair-trade cacao specifically harvested for medicinal purposes (not for chocolate bars or hot cocoa).
Debby will then guide an empowering vinyasa flow designed to give you ownership of your practice through an understanding of alignment, breath and the subtle body. Yoga, much like life, is a series of choices and lessons guiding us back toward the inherent wholeness of our Self. We’ll open our hearts and allow our bodies to absorb the vibrations of Willow’s soundscape of instruments. The class will conclude with an extended 15-minute Savasana sound meditation.
Through mixing the sounds of specific musical instruments, a sound meditation will help to produce a deep sense of relaxation in your body and mind. After flowing and connecting to your body, sound meditation can bring you into a profound state of peace and tranquility to arrive at a place of inner stillness where you might unlock a deeper connection to your soul.
Combining the powers of cacao with a meditative vinyasa flow, highlighted by a soundscape of Willow’s crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, native American flute, celestial chimes, angelic vocal harmonics and soft mantra, you’ll relish in a magical elixir and awaken your heart chakra allowing you to dive deep within and listen to your own soul secrets and wisdom openly. Infinite joy, peace, and love will overflow with this combination of sacred medicine, sound healing and a moving meditation. Be renewed in the new year. Tap into your being. Find your Self. This event is appropriate for students of all levels.
$30 prepaid ticket / $40 at door
Date Night Yoga: Play, Intimacy, Restoration & Cacao
with Debby Siegel & her partner, Chris Powers
Friday, February 9 | 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 St. Louis
This 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.
- 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
Fridays | 9a-10:15a
Yoga Six St. Louis | 5724 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 | 314-802-7447
I’ve practiced many styles of yoga and found Vinyasa Yoga to speak to me most right now, as it has offered me that euphoric headspace in the moving meditation of flowing one breath to one movement. May you find this in one of my classes. It is my goal to gift you with this mind-body connection that soothes you and extends out into your life.
Translated from Sanskrit, vinyasa means “to place in a special way.” After we set up some key understandings for our peak pose or class theme, we will flow in a gradual progression from one asana to the next. Our movements will be safely aligned and linked with the breath so that you move with each inhale and exhale and create a moving meditation. The dynamic flow of postures strung together in a flow will help you focus and be present in your body rather than stuck in your head.
Come find this with me each Friday morning at 9am beginning February 23, 2018 in St. Louis’ Yoga Six Studio adjacent to Forest Park. Your first class is on me. Text me to grab my guest pass: 314-369-7399.
For 75 minutes we’ll develop strength, flexibility and stamina as you challenge your body and mind. I will guide the class toward a specific posture, theme or focus, all while incorporating in breath work (pranayama) and yogic philosophy.
with Debby Siegel and Chris Powers
Sunday, March 18 | 2:30-3:30pm
Blue Sky Yoga St Louis | 3525 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63139
Mindful Marionettes is a 45 minute puppet show intending to share the benefits of mindfulness with kids of all ages. The show includes interactive yoga poses, singing bowl meditation, and a sing along to help everyone find that mind-body connection helpful for improving concentration and life!
Kids join Willy Rae (a ventriloquist doll) on his quest for calmness, as he learns from Yogi Bear and other characters how to soothe himself and go from Silly Willy to Chill Will. 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 Willy and his pals. Mindful Marionettes is fun for kids of all ages. $10 / person includes a coloring sheet and crayons for each child.
If you’d like to book this puppet show for your studio, festival, school, library, club or event, contact Debby: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(photo credit: Glennmade Films)
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.
Manifest Station: Music + Yoga Festival
co-hosted by Debby Siegel, Chris Powers & Christine Kick
Camp Manitowa at Cedar Point | 1327 Camp Cedar Point Ln | Makanda, IL 62958
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 email@example.com or text her: 314-369-7399.
~ AcroYoga with Christina Kick of Yoga Six
~ Yoga Outside the Lines with Debby Siegel of YoGoGirls, Four Seasons & Yoga Six
~ Cacao, & Ecstatic Dance with Willow Beseda of St. Louis Wellness Center and Well Kneaded Massage
~ Hooping by Amy Greenley
~ Belly Dancing by Kelsey Kaleta of Cyber Vinyasa
~ Kids Yoga & Hooping & Aerial Skills
~ Circus Skills / Aerial Classes by ReKinection out of Kansas City
~ Breathwork by Daniel Donovan of ReKinection out of Kansas City
~ Qi Gong and Self Healing Workshop by Meredith Trewolla of Kansas City
~ Warrior’s Way Yoga with Tim DeWitt of Namaste, Yoga Six Des Peres & Xtreme Fitness
Fore more information visit:
Yoga Outside the Lines
Wanderlust Festival Stratton | Stratton Mountain, VT
June 21 – 24, 2018
Create a masterpiece using your masterpiece – your body. In this vinyasa yoga class with a paper canvas as your mat, you’ll flow with charcoal, finessing a piece of individualized artwork. Following your breath, you’ll use the motions of your body and your imagination to create a 6’x7′ piece of artwork you can take home (if you’d like).
Revisit that stage in your development when you just simply colored or drew without any critique of your art – a time prior to life’s labels. Come find that early version of you and listen to that child. That child understands magic moments. That child is still you.
We suggest wearing black and wearing your hair up, as we will use charcoal to create our yoga art. And plan to get dirty. Let’s get messy drawing outside the lines and abandon those layers of labels for 90 minutes.
Previous workshops that will be back:
Life Cycles Yoga + Death/Rebirth Guided Meditation
with Debby Siegel & Tim DeWitt
Yoga Home Retreat, Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Everything 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.
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
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
This 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.
Yoga Art Therapy
with Debby Siegel & Rebekah Jarchow
Thursday, November 2 | 7:30 – 9p
Koken Art Factory | The Gallery | 2500 Ohio Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63104
Take 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.
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
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
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.