(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Sruti Yoga Center, located on the second floor of 33 Railroad St., will host an all-day open house featuring a wide variety of free drop-in classes, a photography exhibit and talk, raffles, an apparel sale, and an evening Kirtan on Saturday, August 4, 2012, from noon to 10 p.m., to mark the grand opening of its newly expanded studio space, more than doubling its size.
Originally opened in its current location in spring 2010, Sruti has expanded across the hallway into the space formerly occupied by Renaissance Art School. With two discrete studios, Sruti can now run two classes at a time, offering a broader and more diverse array of yoga, fitness and wellness programs, as well as hosting workshops and special events with local and visiting teachers.
The grand opening on August 4 will be a festive, community-oriented event. All are welcome to come see the space and the unique photography exhibit, take a class, receive a henna tattoo, meet Sruti’s teachers and ask questions about the classes that are right for you. Free classes will run from noon to 5 pm and include yoga for kids, Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore practice, Restorative with energy healing, Kundalini with gong bath, and Zumba.
The talk by photographer and authorized Ashtanga yoga instructor Tom Rosenthal on his exquisite body of work and travels in India begins at 5pm. The Kirtan is by donation to the musicians and begins at 7pm; it will be led by Carrie Grossman with Justin Hillman on guitar, Justin Green on percussion, and KC Solaris on tabla.
“I’m so excited that the Ashtanga Mysore program has a fully open practice room with space to develop Sruti as a school for yoga and transformational arts. The common thread among the variety of classes and programs at Sruti is the dedication of the teachers to their own frameworks for practice and sharing wholeheartedly with students the benefits of these gifts.” says Amy Webb, founder/owner of Sruti Yoga Center, and with Tom Rosenthal and Ilana Siegal, one of the center’s three main teachers.
Other instructors at Sruti include Maria Mingalone, Sarah Sansone, Rosalind Reis, Mary Campbell, Sarah Nicholson, Theo Cookingham, Steve MacLeay, Mel Miller, Damien Flores, Michael Johnson, and Carrie Grossman.
This fall, Sruti offers two intensive series of courses for women: Vinisha’s Garden, a 4-month course meeting every other week in transformational and shamanic therapies, meditation, and yoga led by Amy Webb, and Walking Our Talk, in which Mary Campbell and Maia Conty will be bringing women together to assist one another in setting and actualizing their visions, dreams, goals, and intentions.
Sruti Yoga Center is located at 33 Railroad St., 2nd Floor, and offers Intro Series, Yoga for Beginners, traditional Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga, Restorative, Kundalini yoga, Core Yoga, Zumba, QiGong, Meditation, Pre-and Post-Natal, and Taoist Sensual Awakening for Women. Workshops and events include breathing techniques, Sanskrit, Reiki, Shamanic Studies, Kirtans, movies, and classical text study, and intensives for aspects of yoga practice. Private sessions and consultations are available in yoga and energy healing therapies.
For more information and a look at upcoming workshops and events, please visit the Sruti website, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 413.717.5058.