I warmly invite you to join me this December for 4 special Tuesday evenings of yoga in an intimate setting. Hosted by my dear friend and fellow yoga professional, Sydney of The Happier Human Project, I'm taking over Casa O'Neill to share 4 specially curated classes for the curious yogi (beginner-friendly)!
M | ove - participants can expect to move their bodies
A | uthor - "creator, one who brings about, originator" expect to author your own experience as well as put pen to paper in one offering
R | eflect - not only will we be set up to directly face one other in an intimate shared space, but we will take the time to reflect on our own personal connection to our practice by way of self-inquiry
G | row - grow your knowledge, your connection to self, and relationships
E | xplore - try on new styles and concepts to see what lands
WHO? All are welcome - capped at 8 students max
WHAT? 4 special yoga offerings led by yours truly
WHERE? At Casa O'Neill - a private residence in Richmond, VA (address will be provided to registrants)
WHEN? 4 Tuesday evenings in December: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26 from 6:00-7:15 PM
WHY? To make your December a little more magical
HOW? Register by applying HERE (this event has SOLD OUT)
HOW MUCH? $120 for the full series* (all 4 classes)
*Series ONLY registration open from 11/15 - 11/22, then drop-in rates available per class @ $35/class
photo by Farrah B. Fox
Meet your teacher:
Marge (she/her) proudly bears a lifetime affinity for movement and languages, having spent most of her years calling upon the body as her chosen tool of artistic expression in addition to learning Spanish, Italian, and French. She holds a BFA in dance and choreography, a professional certificate of contemporary circus arts, and an E-RYT 500 YACEP Yoga Alliance credential. Her studies, creations, teachings, and performances have blown her all across the globe and today she finds herself sharing the intersection of her accrued disciplines in Richmond, VA. Practitioners in Marge’s hands can expect a unique blend of movement, grace, passion, humor, and awakening to one’s own innate artistry.
She is humbled to be hosted by a dear long-time student and mentee, Sydney O'Neill of The Happier Human Project.
photo by Farrah B. Fox
Meet your host:
Sydney (she/her) is the Founder of The Happier Human Project, a small RVA business with its foundations in yoga and mindfulness. Guided by her personal yoga practice and passion for movement, she found herself in a class led by Marge almost eight years ago, and became Marge-hooked. Learning from Marge in various trainings and retreats over the years, Sydney now leads private and small group yoga from the space in her home (Casa O’Neill) as well as a few others studios around the city.
Driven by her desire that everyone who walks through the doors of her space feels accepted, cared for, and at home, Sydney is thrilled to welcome you into a unique experience at Casa O’Neill.
photo by Farrah B. Fox
Meet the space:
Casa O'Neill is a private residence in the Westhampton neighborhood of Richmond, VA.
The Yoga Room started as a dream. The O'Neill's had a guest bedroom that was used a few times a year. They decided to undertake a minor renovation to transform it into a space where local yogis could meet for small group classes on a weekly basis… and there it sits today, a space for intimate groups to gather and enjoy sharing breath, movement, and community.
The space features an easily accessible outdoor entrance as well as a private ensuite bathroom. Blocks and pillows are provided, and participants are kindly asked to supply their own yoga mat and BYOB - bring your own blankies!
Parking is street-side and widely available in this charming and super safe neighborhood. Address will be directly shared upon registration.
photo by Molly Blunier
Meet the classes:
Tues 12/5 | 6:00-7:15 pm
This first class will explore an embodiment of the major Chakra system. Components will include meditation, mudra (hand gestures), yin (held postures), an extended guided savasana, and the use of colored lights to enhance the space.
Tues 12/12 | 6:00-7:15 pm
Next up, we will explore our meridian pathways with self touch, invigorating myofascial stretches, gentle movement, imagination, and visualization.
Tues 12/19 | 6:00-7:15 pm
Pancha Maha Bhutas
Pancha = Five | Maha = Master | Bhutas = Elements
This offering will be wholly inspired by the five Ayurvedic elements: fire, earth, water, air, and ether. We will meditate and move as one element transforms into the next, concluding with a special yoga nidra (guided yogic sleep).
Tues 12/26 | 6:00-7:15 pm
The grand finale - divided into 6 sections, our final class invites us to connect with our practice by way of placing pen to paper to articulate our thoughts. Together we will flow, breathe, move, find stillness, and write... a sweet surprise conclusion awaits!