Class Descriptions & Fees
Special Events & Workshops
Community Events Calendar
Workshops, Retreats & Special Events
| Transformation Playground Dance with Rhonda Mills – Friday, June 22
Transformation Playground Dance
Bring Spirit to Life in Body, Mind and Heart
Friday, June 22
7:30-9pm at Big Bend Yoga Center
With a group of like-hearted others, you are supported to meet your experience with loving presence, and give your Self wings to dance, express and play. We begin with a welcome activity and embodied integrity practice, followed by 50-60 minutes of dancing.
Our dance journey starts with a simple warm-up to connect you to your breath and your body: part by part. As we warm up, we are asking, How are you now? to each part of our body, and listening to our body’s response through sensations, impulses about how we move, ideas that come through our minds, etc. You will frequently hear me say, You can’t do it wrong. Your practice is to honor your experience first and foremost, and from there to open to curiosity and enjoyment as we move through the dance together.
Please pre-register here
E-mail Rhonda if you have any questions here
| Annual Big Bend Center Yoga Retreat in Mexico— Join us next year!
Feb. 2–9, 2019
Join us as we take our annual retreat to the beautiful “La Joy del Caribe,” The Jewel of the Caribbean.
Most days include two yoga classes with plenty of free time to explore, snorkel at the second largest reef on our planet, take guided day trips to sacred ruins, enjoy massage, and most important, rest, relax and be in the company of like-minded friends.
For more information, contact Kitty. 314.562.7962
|Ongoing Workshop Series
| Second Saturday Series — Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
Second Saturday Workshop Series
With Kelly Feder
Spring Series: Jan/Feb–Apr/May
Fall Series: Aug/Sept–Nov/Dec
2:00-4:30pm | Big Bend Center, 88 N. Gore
For more info
Contact Kelly 314.563.1266
Movement Intelligence—Experience better posture, stronger bones & pain-free exercise.
African women have the lowest bone fracture rate in the world. Their intelligent, springy, weight bearing movement is what our bones need to thrive.
In these monthly 2.5 hour seminars, we will explore gentle movement exercises that stimulate your brain to train your body for good alignment, which in turn improves your posture, strengthens your muscles and protects your vulnerable joints. These classes allow you to learn movement that has meaning for your unique skeletal structure. Ruthy Alon, the founder, is 87 years old still skipping, jumping and living life fully.
Kelly Feder is a Certified Master Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method® and a Pioneer Teacher of Bones for Life®.
$144 all 4 Saturdays
$111 any 3 Saturdays*
$76 any 2 Saturdays*
*Must include first session or a scheduled individual intro class before your first seminar.
Register with Kelly 314.563.1266
| Third Saturday Series — Tibetan Singing Bowl w/ Pati Pellerito
Check out Pati Pellerito on St. Louis Public Radio “St. Louis on the Air” here.
NOTE: Cancelled during May and June
SOUND BATHING —
Relaxation with Pati Pellerito
No experience needed, this group session begins with an insight meditation, simply sitting with awareness of the present moment. Easing tension or discomfort in the body by utilizing the breath and very gentle movement, we prepare to lie back and allow the sounds and harmonies to wash through our body.
The multitudinous sounds and waves of soothing Tibetan Singing Bowls, Planetary Gongs, many other percussive and acoustic instruments offer nutrition for the neurological system as well as medicine for the soul. Many describe this experience transcendent and transportive, as the sounds encourage a mind-altering, shift in consciousness. One that supports a restful and rejuvenating experience, a journey into essence.
“I invite you to bask in waves of peace, heightened awareness and relaxation of body and mind. Come and simply relax, release tension from your body and ease your mind as you lie down and allow the tones and energy to wash through you.” — Pati
4–5:30 pm / $20
Big Bend Yoga Center
88 North Gore (at Kirkham)
Webster Groves, MO 63119
For more information, contact
Pati Pellerito 314.348.4278.
Saul David Raye
Dear Kitty, Lyn & Yoga Friends,
…it was transcendent! Looking around the Big Bend Center on Saturday night with dancing, singing and children playing—What a night! I was flooded with so much gratitude for this amazing community you have built and so much happiness to be with friends… And so many amazing memories! I remember my first handstand against the deck-side wall; restorative class after an exhausting week at work; coming to recover after childbirth; practicing through chemo; partner stretches with friends and later with my husband-to-be; practicing with Kitty, Lyn, and all the amazing teachers who have been there over the years. What a beautiful, sacred space you hold for all of us! Thank you, thank you, thank you, and please, when you talk to him, thank Saul!! Jai!