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Laughing Dog Yoga Workshops

Workshops are a wonderful way to enhance your knowledge, deepen your dedication, come together in community and grow your practice.
They also involve a significant financial commitment – which given budgetary responsibility may be difficult to justify. That said, we do not want anyone to miss out on any workshop they may want to attend – they are just too valuable. So, for all workshops, we offer scholarships and a sliding scale for those in need. Please contact studio to apply.

Registration Policy: It is fine to sign up for Early Bird Discount and still pay the day of the workshop IF you definitely plan to attend.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours notice required to cancel for full refund (minus administrative fee). Last minute cancellations cannot be refunded. If you were planning to pay the day of the workshop, it is still necessary to pay. Thank you for honoring this policy.


w/ Marissa Farrell

Next Session Spring 2017 – TBD

$160 (includes $20 manual) or $140 (if taken the class before) also includes weekly video practice

2 Choices:

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The InHara Practice (or as some call it - The Vagina Workshop) is a transformational practice developed by Marissa Farrell and designed specifically for women for healing her creative center and invigorating her life.

The word Hara stands for the soft abdomen in Japanese. The InHara Practice is a system of movement for women to reconnect with the most primal portion of her body, within her pelvis.

During this 4-wk workshop, women will move through a specific sequence of "exercises" to connect with, tone, invigorate, and juice up the abdominal walls and pelvic floor. Immediate results have been: a stronger center and lift to a sagging pelvic floor. Long term results have included: re-lifting of prolapsed pelvic organs, vibrant sexual health, greater knowledge and confidence in your sexuality, and a renewal of the upward fountain of your creative drive. This program is for all women, at any age and at any stage of her life.

Marissa is a yoga teacher at Laughing Dog, specializing in pre/postnatal yoga. She is also a Childbirth Educator and Doula. She has trained in extensively in core practices to tone pelvic floor and decrease diastasis (abdominal wall separation that naturally occurs in childbirth and many times does not close up. It also can occur thru improper core training).


w/ Fez Aswat

2 Choices:
Tues. 7:15-8:45p ~ 1/17-2/28 (no class 2/21)
Thurs. 10-11:30a ~ 1/19-3/2 (no class 2/23)

$120 / series


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In this 6-wk series, Fez will offer practical instruction in the practice of Insight Meditation. Through seated meditation practice, discussion, and light postural yoga, the class will explore the relationship between our physical yoga practice and the mindfulness of a seated meditation practice. This series will help you develop the confidence and tools to establish your own meditation practice as the foundation for healthy reflection, clear intention, and a positive attitude for the ongoing improvement of your life. Appropriate for beginner and continuing students; and missing one class is fine, but missing none is divine!

Fez has been teaching yoga and meditation throughout the Boston area since 2001. He regards his hatha yoga practice as both a natural extension of and a pathwayback to his meditation practice which serves as the basis of his teaching. As a musician and a Cancer Survivor Fez regards yoga as an invaluable practice for the maintenance of his wellbeing. He works closely with his primary teacher Tom Alden and has also studied extensively with Barbara Benagh, Patricia Walden, Arthur Killmurray and Jin Sung.


A Quiet Sunday Afternoon Yoga Retreat

w/ Diana Estey

Sun. 2/12




OR email or sign up at studio

Nourish and sooth yourself with the quiet of a Yin Yoga Practice. In this workshop we will use the stillness and space that a Yin practice offers to reflect within ourselves as well as in our connection to others and to the beauty of life around us.

Diana Estey In the 90's Diana began studying Iyengar, Kripalu, and Power yoga with a host of teachers including Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, and Patricia Walden. Receiving her first yoga certification with Shiva Rea and vinyasa flow, Diana later trained with Yoga Works in CA and began teaching with them extensively and becoming part of the teacher training. Her teaching and practice has transformed over the years to an integrated vinyasa flow. Diana also teaches the meditative practice of Yin Yoga with a foundation from the teachings of Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.


w/ Kirtan Soul Revival

Sat. 3/4

7- 9p

$25 in advance $30 at the door


OR email or sign up at studio

Join Kirtan Soul Revival for an evening of heartfelt, funky devotional music. They combine traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, spirituals and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges funk, rock, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Will raise the roof and uplift the spirit.

This promises to be a special evening!!

For info & music/video clips –


An Evening of KIRTAN
Mystical Poetry & World Percussion

w/ Brenda McMorrow & John De Kadt

Thurs. 5/4


$25 in advance $30 at the door


OR email or sign up at studio

Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt create a powerful and ecstatic Kirtan experience of song and sound, featuring Brenda's exquisite voice and folk-inspired guitar and John's mesmerizing percussion and spoken word. Their music and mystic poetry, along with the sublime steel Hang (pronounced "hung"), take us on a stirring, nourishing and heart opening journey into the world of sacred sound.

This will be a beautiful, sublime evening

John de Kadt is a percussionist, storyteller and poet. He has studied and played ethnic hand percussive instruments for over 30 years; studied with percussion masters around the world; and has performed on PBS and NBC. John tours internationally and plays at Yoga festivals, retreats and events across the globe. He has released 6 CD's and is highly sought after for his unique blending of drums with mystic poetry and the great myths of the world.

Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”. As spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts worldwide. With 4 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. Brenda has been invited to Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent tour schedule.


Singing Bowls Journey

w/ Bindy Johnson

New Date TBD

$30 ~ Space is Limited!

TO REGISTER: (pre-registration required)

OR email or sign up at studio

We are delighted to welcome Bindy back to the studio for an evening of healing sound. Through the beautiful sounds of 25 alchemy crystal singing bowls each infused with a mineral, metal or gemstone, antique Tibetan & Indian bowls and other harmonious percussion instruments you will be bathed in the healing vibration of sound.

Bindy will lead us on a 90 min. soul journey to other worlds and deep spiritual levels with tones that connect your to your chakras, your guides and to the Divine. The journey begins with chanting followed by breath work to prepare for the sound bath. Through the realm of peaceful and healing sound frequencies you will open the portals of your right brain and connect to the place beyond thoughts.

Join in with these ancient vibrations, open your heart and expand. Once we open our hearts and minds the possibilities and journeys are endless.

Bindy, has intuitive gifts that bring peace and healing to the mind, body and soul. She works with people to help them live the lives they truly desire. The space she holds is full of love, compassion, empowerment and unity.

100 hr yogaHOPE Certified TIMBo Facilitator TRAINING

w/ Jennifer Harvey, Allie Lurie & founder, Sue Jones

Both Online and In-Person Training Options throughout the year


The yogaHOPE Trauma Informed Mind Body Program (TIMBo) was designed specifically for women and strategically addresses the effects of stress and trauma on the body and mind. Join us in creating a community of certified facilitators who will become leaders in this movement.

To date the TIMBo program has taken root in local community centers, hospitals, prisons, schools, other countries – including Haiti and Africa, and continues to grow in it's reach. The research so far shows that this program is changing lives and healing the effects of stress and trauma in significant ways. This 100 hr certified TIMBo facilitator training includes 3 modules – 1. TIMBo Foundations 2. Healing Touch and Trauma Informed Yoga 3. Facilitation Technique. Module 1 & 3 classes meet online via Google Hangouts 1x a week (Sunday 12-2p). Module 2 is a live 4-day Intensive Training module in Ipswich, MA.

If you believe that women are the change makers in society, that oppressed, disenfranchised, underserved and traumatized women have the potential to be healed, empowered and serve as leaders and teachers within their communities, that these women can help change the world – then this training will not only strengthen your resolve but train you to be part of this change, potential and empowerment.

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