Archive | Events

RSS feed for this section

Water and Rock Studio Opens Studio in Burlington, VT!

Water and Rock Studio Opens Studio in Burlington, VT!

Japheth and I are really excited to announce the grand opening of our third Water and Rock Studio location, this time in Burlington, Vermont! After four and a half years of growing our studios in Chestnut Hill, PA, and Glenside, PA, we are expanding our business to bring our cutting edge health, fitness and wellness services to the residents and visitors of Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Hinesburg, Jericho, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, St. George, Williston, and Wonooski, VT. Our new studio opened November 1, 2017, and is located in the heart of downtown Burlington, Vermont’s largest city which borders Lake Champlain. Situated just a few blocks from Lake Champlain on one side, and two blocks from the well known Church St Pedestrian Mall on the other, our studio is the perfect place to come after a day of shopping, before paddle boarding, or maybe after your classes at UVM (located minutes away). Take in the majestic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains while meditating in front of our large windows at the end of a private session.

Located only about 40 minutes from the mountains of Stowe, and with the feel of a beach town due to its proximity to Lake Champlain, the Burlington area is known as a destination spot for those from all over the world, including Canada (Montreal is about 1.5 hours away), and cities such as Boston, New York, and of course Philadelphia.  Come visit this gorgeous and vibrant city and stop in to see us!

Our Burlington, Vermont location will offer the same variety of high quality services that our current Chestnut Hill and Glenside, Pennsylvania locations offer, in a beautiful studio with a character all its own! Water and Rock Studio services include:

-Personal Training

-Health Transformation Consulting

-Yoga and Meditation

-Functional Fitness

-Self Defense and Mixed Martial Arts

-Kids and Teens

-Seniors

-Prenatal/Postnatal

-Virtual/Online Private Sessions and Classes

Visit our website for more about us, our studio, and our services.

We are grateful for this opportunity and are endlessly thankful to all of our friends, family, clients, and community partners for helping make this happen. We are passionate about helping others optimize their mental and physical health and can’t wait to continue our work in Vermont! We hope that you will spread the word and come by to visit!

Water and Rock Studio

Burlington, Vermont Studio

100 Main St
Suite 7 (up the stairs to the left)
Burlington, VT 05401

802-787-1300 (call or text)

-Suzanne, Japheth, Quinn and Xavier

Why Farm Animal (aka Goat) Yoga?

 

 

When I first tell people about our Farm Animal Yoga classes, most either think it’s “interesting” or “hilarious”. And I agree, it is kind of both.  But yoga has gotten some backlash for all of its trendy new takes on the practice, from BeerYoga to Hot Yoga to yes, Goat Yoga. Yoga, like everything else, has its critics. But is combining yoga, steeped in thousands of years of tradition and methodology, with beer, heat, or animals, taking something away from the practice? In my opinion, it depends on what you consider to be a practice.

Let’s go back for a second to what yoga really is. Beyond the poses, the sweaty arm balances, the lotus on the beach, meditating at sunset awesomeness of what our images of yoga may be. The foundations of the practice; the reason the practice is so hard; the reason for that euphoric “ahhhhh” feeling after an hour of “paying attention” on your mat; the reason so many of us strive to be yogi, and are so eager to hop on any bandwagon that will get us there. Yoga enables us to be our best selves, and to let go of the negativity and toxicity that surrounds us and influences us. Yoga gives us the freedom to be who we are naturally, and to be okay with just being, with presence. Yoga quite simply means to unite mind, body and spirit, and according to the sutras, yoga is the “cessation of the fluctuation of the mindstuff”. In other words, yoga quiets the mind and the ego. Yoga’s yamas and niyamas teach kindness, compassion, truthfulness, nonjudgment, and self-discipline; to relinquish hostility and to live less materially and more cleanly. To honor not only yourself, but the living beings that surround us, and our environment.

Yoga is work, and through this work we help to create a more peaceful and sustaining space for ourselves and a more peaceful and sustaining universe.

Yoga is only in part what happens on the mat; but mostly it’s about what happens off the mat.

With this in mind, does it really matter if yoga is practiced on paddleboards or in a heated room or with animals? Isn’t it still the same practice? If you drink a glass of locally crafted beer before, after, or during your asana practice, does that make it less of a practice? If, while doing downward dog, a goat jumps on your back or you get distracted by a puppy nuzzling your arm, does that take away from living mindfully?  If you’re yoga is playing a round of golf, rock climbing, or ailing your boat, does that make you less of a yogi? I would argue not.

Farm Animal Yoga

Farm Animal Yoga is not only a way to make yoga accessible and fun, and to bring people to the mat that maybe needed a little extra incentive to begin a practice, but it’s also about connecting to animals and nature, a basic human need. I think Goat Yoga has been such a big trend in cities across the country because people are yearning for the excuse to spend time on a beautiful farm, with amazing little creatures, away from the stressors of everyday life. Through our Farm Animal Yoga classes, we hope that people will find a reconnection to – and maybe a newfound love for – outdoors and to animal life. And to find the space to explore the practice of yoga and what that may mean for them. Lastly, we want – and expect – students to leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, while also uplifted and happy because of their new animal friends!

I encourage you to make your yoga your practice, whatever that may be. If you love nature, and/or you love animals, or if you’re curious what a farm animal yoga class would be like, for if you’re just into trying new things, you are welcome to our Farm Animal Yoga classes, and we hope you’ll come. New to the practice or seasoned practitioner, all are welcome! We encourage students to stay after to snuggle with the animals and take pictures if they want!

Serving Dresher, Abington, Glenside, Jenkintown, Flourtown, Oreland, Maple Glen, Willow Grove, Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Plymouth Meeting, Lafayette Hill, Ambler, Philadelphia, Wyndmoor, Wyncote, Yardlsey, Springfield Township, Blue Bell, North Hills Ft. Washington, Bala Cynwood, Conshohocken, Springhouse, North Wales, Horsham, and all over PA and everywhere else!


Water and Rock Studio Presents: 

Farm Animal Yoga (aka GOAT YOGA)

Goat Yoga is a thing. And we’re doing it! With several adorable baby goats, fun-loving adult goats, and llamas and alpacas looking on, this is a yoga class you’ll never forget. Practice yoga while these cuties nuzzle you, sniff you, and even jump on you in their natural yogi element! Stay and play with animals after! No experience needed. All levels welcome.

Location: Mountain Pride Farm, 869 Woodbine Lane, Quakertown PA
When: Sundays 9-10am

Cost: $30/drop-ins (advanced registration required)

Register today as spots are filling quickly!

 

Water and Rock Studio Opens Second Studio Location!

Water and Rock Studio Opens Second Studio Location!

Japheth and I are really excited to announce the grand opening of our second Water and Rock Studio location in Glenside, PA! After three and a half years of growing our studio in Chestnut Hill, PA, we are expanding our business to bring our cutting edge health, fitness and wellness services to the residents and visitors of Abington, Ardsley, Wyncote, Ft Washington, Jenkintown, Oreland, and of course Glenside. Our new studio is set to open March 1, 2017, and is located in the Keswick Village area of Glenside, a local and regional community that was developed in the 1920’s with the opening of the renowned Keswick Theatre. We will be located close to shops and restaurants, with a church and an open field (for workouts of course) across the street from us. Come take a stroll through the historic and quaint Keswick Village and pop in to see us! Here are some photos of the new bright and sunny digs:

Front of studio, ample parking and of course a garden!

Inside of the studio (love the checkered floors!)

Looking out the sun-filled windows

 

Our Glenside location will offer the same variety of high quality services that our current Chestnut Hill location offers, in a beautiful studio with a character all its own! Water and Rock Studio services include:

-Private Training

-Health Transformation Consulting

-Yoga and Meditation

-Functional Fitness

-Self Defense and Mixed Martial Arts

-Kids and Teens

-Seniors

-Prenatal/Postnatal

-Virtual/Online Private Sessions and Classes

Visit our website for more about us, our studio, and our services.

We are grateful for this opportunity and are endlessly thankful to all of our friends, family, clients, and community partners for helping make this happen. We are passionate about helping others transform their lives and reach their health and fitness goals and can’t wait to continue our work in another area of Pennsylvania! We hope that you will spread the word and come by to visit! 448 N. Easton Rd, Glenside, PA

Namaste,
Suzanne, Japheth, Quinn and Xavier

New Self-Defense Class

GaryPowellW&RHeadshot2016 copy
New Self-Defense Class  
Welcome to one of our newest instructors Gary Powell!

Gary will be leading the new Self-Defense class Fridays at 6:30-7:30pm starting this week.Gary has over 16 years of experience teaching self-defense in many different martial arts systems (Jeet Kune Do, BJJ, Muay Thai, Judo, etc.).Want to get a good workout while safely learning how to defend yourself and your family? This class is for you! No experience necessary.

What a fun way to kickoff your weekend! 🙂

Cost: $21 drop-in rate or FREE to unlimited class members

See our new full schedule for details.

New Express Yoga Class

M Kistler copy
New Express  Yoga Class

Welcome to one of our newest instructors Meghan Kistler!

She will be leading the new Express Yoga class Tuesdays at 5:30-6:00am starting this week. This class is for all levels!Meghan has been practicing yoga for 11 years, and trained in Baptiste Vinyasa yoga. In her classes, she strikes a balance between the physical challenge of asana and the ease of mental space. In three words, she would describe her teaching style as empowering, fun and a maybe a little sweaty.

Meghan is very excited to join the Water and Rock Studio community and is looking forward to seeing you in class!

Cost: $21 drop-in rate or FREE to unlimited class members

See our new full schedule for details.

 

Self-Defense Workshop: The Strategy of Prevention

unnamed

Self-Defense Workshop: The Strategy of Prevention
We are excited to have Brian Williams come to Water and Rock Studio!
In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to prevent an attack in any situation and keep yourself and your family safe. No experience needed! This workshop is for everyone in your family!
Brian Williams, is a thirty-plus-year Multiple Art Martial Practitioner. Brian has traveled the country training first hand with some of the most sought-after instructors in the fields of Hand-to-Hand Combat, Weapons, Firearms, Urban and Wilderness Survival. He has effectively incorporated the best, most effective, and pertinent information of his personal experience into a teachable, highly effective and easily learned strategy.
Date and time: Saturday, March 12th 10-11am
 
Cost: $50

Inversion Workshop

 
sidebyside forearms
Inversion Workshop 
Join Bronwyn and discover the positive effects of an inversion practice, from the physical body all the way down to the most subtle aspects of your being. Whether you are going upside down for the first time in your practice, or if you are more experienced aiming to hold inversions with more steadiness and without support, this workshop is appropriate for you!
In this workshop series you will learn the basic elements of handstanding and other inversions, including creative and fun exercises that build upper body strength and flexibility, as well as in-jury prevention for shoulders.
Bronwyn has extensive experience in yoga, aerials, acrobatics, and gymnastics.

Date and time:
Sunday, February 7th at 9am for 1 hour

Advanced Registration Required by February 1st
Cost: $25 

Space is limited,
contact us today to register!    

Obstacle Race Workshop

241_4b4b74780bb1bf0c6e712086a0e8fb6a_Log Carry
Obstacle Race Workshop
With Japheth, learn strategy, training cycles, and techniques to optimize your performance in your next Obstacle Race!
Whether you are a top racer, or were thinking about entering your first race for fun, this seminar is for you!
Japheth has trained and trains many elite racers including one of the top Spartan Racers in the country.

Schedule: Saturday, December 5th at 10am for 1 hour
Cost
$35
$25 for unlimited class members of Water and Rock Studio  

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

IMG_0640

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

Come train women’s self-defense with Japheth!

His self-defense workshop will teach proven and effective techniques to defend yourself in any situation. It will incorporate an integrated blend of Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and Muay Thai. You’ll learn fundamental and advanced details of striking offense and defense (punch, kick, knee, elbow), defense from being grabbed, choked, or bear hugged, and more!

Whether you would like to learn self-defense for the first time, are an experienced martial artist, or just want to mix up your workout and routine and have fun, you have found your workshop! No experience necessary. All levels and ages welcome. See you soon!

Japheth’s self-defense instruction was featured on CBS and FOX news, He holds instructor level certification in Krav Maga and Muay Thai. He holds a purple belt in BJJ under Royce Gracie with multiple national and international level medals. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

Schedule: Saturday, November 21st 10am for 1 hour

 
Cost
$35
$25 for unlimited class members of Water and Rock Studio  
Space is limited, contact us today to register!

Bob Butera’s Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety Workshop

bob butera 2013 bio photo
Bob Butera’s Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety Workshop

Harness the keys from Bob’s new book, Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety. Learn how to use the basic tools of yoga (postures, breathing practices, relaxation, meditation) to quiet emotions, relax the body, and steady the mind. Deprogram limiting mental habits by examining and reforming long-held, nonconscious belief. Personalize simple, powerful shifts in daily routines in order to create a lifestyle that transforms stress into confidence

Bob Butera Ph.D., M.Div., E-RYT-500, is the founder of the YogaLife Institute and publisher of Yoga Living Magazine.

Schedule:
Thursday, December 17th 7:00pm (1.5-2 hours)

Cost
$35
$25 for unlimited class members of Water and Rock Studio
   


Space is limited, contact us today to register!