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.
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SUN STUDIO ~ ONLINE OPEN STUDIOS at Arts & Industry Building
November 13 + 14, 2020

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.

FIVE MOON SANGHA February 13th – June 13th 
Led by Arden Sundari Pierce, assisted by Reina Goldberg

Together, we heal and transform. Five Moon Sangha is a guided circle and one-on-one learning to encourage your soul work, heal your body, create space in your nervous system, transform your personal narrative, and dismantle destructive concepts and beliefs; weaving your personal journey with the group experience. Being in a committed group, sangha, container over time is different than my typical courses; it’s deeper, the work will have more effect in your personal growth and has a greater ripple effect for good.

The main lens of our exploration will be our polyvagal nervous system and ancestry. Our nervous system holds our history, and our history is in the present inside our bodies. A variety of personal and collective narratives, directly experienced or inherited, are doorways into understanding our bodies and the stuck stress we feel there.

The teaching is trauma-informed, compassionate and gentle to create safe space in a combination of live-online and outdoor practices. This five-month format will
~ deepen self-knowledge and empathy
~ strengthen polyvagal regulation
~ relieve stuck stress
~ loosen karmic grooves (personal and ancestral)
~ gain a vital exploration of the impact of racism
~ create opportunity to heal and reconcile psycho-biologically and spiritually with the past
This program will be at times challenging, but also deeply restorative, centering and fun. We need as much love, clarity, and integrity as possible to face internal changes, and grasp how you individually and us collectively, deep in our bones, author what we want to come next. 

Main Practices List: Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga, Polyvagal practices, Ancestral work, Circle Sharing, Pranayama, Meditation, Contemplation, Free Writing, Yoga Nidra, song/sounding, art, self-massage, nature walking. (others may get included)

The Covid Plan A: We do the whole program by Zoom, phone and outdoors.
  Plan B: We start with Zoom, and as the covid story unfolds, maybe have some sections in Sun Studio. Sun Studio has 1600 sf of space, in-house sink, with tons of ventilation. Each participant would have 14 sf of space around them. Everyone wears masks, washes hands and brings their own props. In-studio would not be mandatory.

For out-of-town participants, if driving to meet group is not possible or you choose to not go in-studio: If we go in-studio, live streaming may be possible. For the nature meditation walks, you will be simultaneously in your own outdoor natural setting and joining with the group remotely by Zoom audio or text audios.

Meet as group plan A or B:
4 NEW MOON DAYS: Mornings: zoom/studio, Afternoons: Nature walk/meditation + short zoom closure
(2 – 2.5hr in morning, 2 – 2.5 in afternoon) Sat 2/13, Sun 3/14, Sun 4/11, Sat 5/8
1 NEW MOON DAY + A HALF: June 12/13: Saturday 2:30 - 5pm, full day Sunday.
4 FULL MOON classes: by Zoom on Saturdays, 10-11:15am 2/27, 3/27, 4/24 and 5/22.
WEEKLY: Sign up for any two weekday scheduled courses (12+ classes total) that Arden offers between Feb – June. 
ONE-ON-ONE by zoom or in-studio:
1 Private session and 2 short call check-ins
Outside personal
Journal entries 1 per week. Assigned contemplations, articles and videos.

Syllabus will be available upon request, or attend info session this Wednesday or Saturday (see above)
Required: soft foam roller, Super Pinkyballs- 2, journal

Regular fee: $1,250. Two spots available for scholarship (please inquire).
Generous Fee to support scholarship: $1,400 - $1,800
Deposit holds your spot: $250.  Payment plan available.
One spot available for partial/ full barter for online and website set-ups and computer support. 

Please Pre-Register or for more information  Email Arden yoga@rcn.com,  www.yogaforwellbeing.com