A sunny studio to support your body and soul

The Arts and Industry Building, Suite 245, 221 Pine St, Florence, Ma 01062
Minutes from I-91 and Northampton. Located in the peaceful village 
of Florence, 
and a part of the dynamic cultural scene in the Pioneer Valley.
​Events and Announcements:
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Previous offering:

Sun Studio - suite 245, Arts & Industry Building, 221 Pine St. Florence, Ma

Led by Arden Sundari, Certified Yoga Therapist 
Saturday April 4th, 9:30am – 12:30pm
(you will need internet, computer with camera or no camera, and private space)
Fee: $30 - $45 sliding scale. To pre-register: yoga@rcn.com, 413-585-8990,Understanding that this pandemic may have altered your financial circumstance, I will be offering barter and/or scholarship to be able to attend.  
Women benefit from the knowledge of PVT in practice with Yogic sensibility.
~ increase interoception – gain internal space for intuition and boundary making
~ claim pelvic floor health vs normalizing dysfunction
~ restore through yoga, chants, experiential anatomy, breathing and meditation

Led by Intuitive Coach Reina Goldberg 
Saturday, April 4th , 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $25 To register see below
This workshop will provide effective methods that have been proven to be boost your immune system, vitality and health to help strengthen oneself at this time with the COVID-19. Learning how to self-soothe and balance your nervous system while strengthening the tone of your Vagus Nerve is an essential skill now more than ever. Techniques include breathe, tuning into oneself, resetting the nervous system (out of fight/flight/freeze), protocols to boost the immune system, movement, self soothing/ massage/tapping/reflexology, and other surprises. Come and experience a greater sense of hope and empowerment as we connect to our emotional and physical selves as a safe virtual community. 
and also with Reina:
Starting: Tuesday, April 7th 10-11am
This series will continue to provide effective methods mentioned above that have been proven boost and strengthen your Vagus nerve, immune system, vitality and health to aid oneself during this COVID-19 time. This Series will also share best practices and home remedies to help feel empowered. It is time to allow play, breathe, sounds, movement, and creativity to keep one's frequency, hope, and energy elevated. Let's gather to support one another in safe virtual community setting. 
Fee: $60-75 Understanding that this pandemic may have altered your financial circumstance, I will be offering barter and/or scholarship to be able to attend.  
To register: reinashines@gmail.com, 413-588-8069, ReinaShines. Com 
Preferred Payment by paypal reinashines@gmail.com.
Other options include: PO Box 60194 Florence, MA 01062 or email for other alternatives.

Polyvagal Theory and Body Up! Co-Regulation – Online
An Afternoon Workshop of Collaborative Embodiment
Led by Beth Dennison, MA in MFT, MEd, LMT, SEP
You will need internet, a computer or tablet with camera and a private space.
The bigger the screen, the more possibility for co-regulation!
Sunday, April 5th , 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee: $30 To register see below:  
Find out how to feel more connected, nervous system to nervous system, while you are online. Polyvagal principles apply online and in person. Together we will explore which online practices work for you. Body Up! Co-regulation is about nurturing others as you nourish yourself. It expands our capacity to respond to the complexity and intensity of modern life, without getting overwhelmed or burnt out. We all need this resource for collaborative engagement and regulating our nervous systems.
And also with Beth:
Polyvagal Co-Regulation Series for Practitioners – Online
Life Gets Easier When We Co-Regulate!
For: Teachers, Therapists, Somatic Practitioners, Yoga Teachers, Coaches
You will need internet, a computer or tablet with camera, a private space and a buddy.
Time: 8 Mondays, April 13 - June 8, 7-9 pm (no class May 25).  
Limited Enrollment: 8 people in 4 pairs 
Price: $160.00 per person (includes Beth’s Body Up! Handbook)
For more details and to Register: WeCoRegulate. Com
or contact Beth: 413-313-6192 beth.dennison@gmail.com
Learn to apply polyvagal principles to feeling connected online and in person. Body Up! Co-Regulation expands our capacity to respond to the complexity and intensity of modern life, without getting overwhelmed or burnt out. We practitioners need this resource for collaborative embodiment, and so do our clients and students. Join us to explore what regulates you online.

B I O D A N Z A: la danza de la vida 

New weekly class - Mondays 7-9pm, 
April 24 - May 22, 2023 in person at Sun Studio
Taught by Clara Rubin-Smith McKie 
(Facilitadora bilingüe en español e inglés)

Sliding scale: $80-150 for the series (5 weeks), or $20-40 per session
Participation in the whole series is recommended as we build from week to week, but drop-ins are also welcome!

Get in touch with yourself, others & life ~ Expand your capacity for PLAY & being fully in the present moment ~ Reinforce your organic rhythms & natural state of flow ~ Heal your emotional & physical body while dancing ~ Grow through joyful experience rather than mental effort ~ Co-create brave space to build the lives and world we want together!

Biodanza is a powerful and gentle integrative system that promotes human development, both personal and collective. Each session offers a series of simple movement exercises, paired with thoughtfully chosen inspirational music from around the world, that build upon each other. Each is an invitation into vivencia, a vividly lived present moment, that opens up new experiences of ourselves, each other, and the world around us. Biodanza proposes dance in its widest sense, as movements full of meaning, a birthright and capacity available to all of us. When we bring our full selves to dance in relationship with our lives, with our specific gifts and challenges, these embodied, moving experiences have deep and lasting impact. This is a facilitated and well-held therapeutic and transformational group process that works progressively over time, with regular practice sustaining profound effects on our physiology and way of living.

Grownups only, for this round. Masks optional. No experience needed, just bring your curious heart, comfortable clothes for moving in, bare feet or indoor-only shoes, and a water bottle.

Please Pre-Register

Register for a single session or the full series through Venmo (@ClaraRSM) or PayPal (paypal.me/ClaraRubinSmith) and include your email address for class information and updates. Email Clara (cirubinsmith@gmail.com) with any questions and to pre-register if you will be bringing cash or a check to class. Thank you for contributing according to your current level of abundance, and helping to make this offering available for anyone who might benefit.