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Heartspace will offer a "Silent Sitting Meditation" In the Plum Village (Blue Cliff Monastery) Tradition

4th Sunday of the Month at 5:30 pm. 

Sit in Noble Silence and allow your experience, e.g. drifting to emotions or intellect, to just be. By returning and paying attention to breath, attention gradually moves inward. Joyfully together as a group, in the space of silence, we allow the work of meditation to deepen personally and collectively.

 

 

5:30 Opening Plum Village Bell

6:00 10 min silent waking or stretching

(for those who practice 30 min meditation may leave at this point)

6:30 Ending Bell and Chant

Meditation : Although Heartspace meditations and talks are based on Buddhist philosophy, you don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy these groups ! All personal beliefs and traditions are welcome. 

 

Morning Flow will be held on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings at 8:30 AM

Slow Flow + Restore with Katie Hoban 

We will build just enough heat in our body to then slow it down and find stillness in longer held, passive poses designed to release tension, facilitate opening and work deep into connective tissue.



 

Teachers

About Us

Heartspace Yoga is part of Counseling and Wellness Center of Scranton.  Heartspace provides yoga, meditation and community wellness presentations. We are part of the community and want to help the community with its physical and mental health.

We strive to be mindful and accessible...

At Heartspace, our yoga room is a mirror-free space, allowing you to concentrate on how you feel, rather than how you look.

 

Our instructors use straightforward, descriptive language for movements and provide active modifications, ensuring you’re never uncertain about what to do.

Heartspace Yoga has dedicated experienced instructors who have been doing yoga for many years. Heartspace looks to help you get the most out of your yoga practice.  Based on personal history and activities many of will never get that perfect standing head to knee or the graceful standing bow we have all seen yoga pictures.  But we go out and practice to get better than the day before and the week before.  Some that do get those perfect and graceful poses give something to strive for as we go through this journey.

Our instructors will work with you to get your alignment right and to show the key points of the poses. Many times, modifications or a prop (a block, bolster or blanket) can help you get the mechanics of pose before you can get into the pose totally.  Yoga is a practice that we keep working on and it gives back to us better health both physically and mentally.

 

Heartspace offers a variety of yoga styles and classes.  The number of yoga lineages is many, some incorporate the same poses but with different names and slightly different alignments or movements. Heartspce offers our instructors the chance to teach these different types which gives our students a wide range of poses and different types of workouts.   Give us a try as you give yourself some love. The first person you need to take care of is yourself otherwise you won’t be helpful to anybody else.

A DAY ON THE MAT IS ALWAYS A GOOD DAY!!  HOPE TO SEE YOU ON YOUR MAT SOON!   

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Teachers

Stephanie
STEFANIE

Namaste & Welcome!  On January 10, 2012 I began my journey in yoga.
I work in a very stressful environment and I used to think I was fine working day in and day out in this environment! It wasn’t until I found yoga and meditation that I learned that the burdens that I carry day in and day out are not normal to carry. This is where I learned about self-care; to include my mental health! I learned if I don’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of my family, friends, or my loved ones!
Outside of the yoga room I am a licensed social worker (in PA) and my full-time job is a drug treatment specialist at a federal prison. I like to have fun, laugh, and joke with you! I thank you for joining me both on and off the mat in this beautiful journey we call life.
My training includes:
26 & 2, 200 Hour YTT through SHY and Jimmy Barkan, 2019
Level II/III Barkan Hot Yoga Vinyasa through SHY and Jimmy Barkan, 2020
Zen Barre, 2020
SUP Yoga Center, 2021

Linda
LINDA

My goal as a yoga teacher is to help students connect the mind and body by integrating meditation and physical movement through their yoga practice.
Off my yoga mat, I work as a real estate agent, and have a passion for design and architecture.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, paddleboarding and traveling to new cities.
Fun fact: Reading is my favorite pastime and as much as I love spending time with friends and family, I enjoy quiet time alone the morning.

Erin K
Erin K

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Marah
MARAH

Mindfulness is used to destress, relax, and promote a sense of steady calmness. You become aware and
awake to the present moment, bringing your body and mind into harmony. You do not need to change
any beliefs, it’s just a way to open awareness, caring, warmth and kindness to yourself and others.
Our minds are hard wired to evaluate our human experience and often we have expectations on how
things “should be”, and emotions attached to our expectations. Through various techniques
Mindfulness will teach you to be Compassionate and to have a gentle Curiosity, without judging
yourself. It takes regular practice and involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and body scans.
I would be delighted to guide you in your practice. I practice and teach Mindfulness in the Plum Village
tradition and the 5 Mindfulness Trainings. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about
Mindfulness, please call or email at marah.yatko@scrantontherapy.com.

Jess
Jess

I am an artist, model, and yoga teacher!

I enjoy combining my creativity/artistic skills with yoga. I love challenging my students while helping them get deeper into poses each visit! Seeing the positivity in students and to share my love of yoga with them fills my heart. Yoga has changed my life when it was much needed! Mentally, physically, and spiritually. I love a new lifestyle now where I embrace everyday like my last. Yoga has helped with my past traumas and injuries. I love teaching others how to be more mentally aware and open your 3rd eye. I am very fun, outgoing, and patient. I was certified in Las Vegas, Nevada by Mark Balfe-Taylor who was trained by the best and well known teachers. I just moved back to the area. Yoga has became my lifestyle. I have my 200 RYT plus an additional 50 hour yin training. When I teach yoga, breathwork, or meditation I radiate all my energy to my students. I'm not teaching for myself, but I am teaching for you all to receive and take in the benefits I want you to experience! I hope to meet you on the mat!! Let's get creative and keep our energy aligned! The light in me, sees the light in you. 

Audrey
Audrey

Bonjours , my name is Audrey I am a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher, RYT® 200.

I began my love affair with yoga back in 2012 to cope with stress from the Corporate World. Chemical Engineer by day, mother of 2, I was off center and unbalanced. My yoga practice steered me towards a quiet mind and taught me to slow down. I initially took the teacher training to further my practice but found an unexpected joy in leading others on their own journey.  Always eager to learn, explore, and share, my goal is to inspireyoga practitioners of all skill levels in finding a calmness of their own.

My classes focus on providing a safe space so each student can just breath. In a fresh and modern way, I encourage students to embrace their unique flow in life – on and off the mat.

SUP Yoga Teacher Training – 25Hr Paddleboard Yoga & Water Safety
June 2021
Zen Barre Certification – Yoga with an emphasis on ballet and
strength training.
Mar 2020
RYS 200 – The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga 80Hr Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa Training With Jimmy Barkan and Lara Alexiou
March 14 – April 13, 2020
RYS 200 – The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga 200Hr Bikram 26+2 Teacher Training With Jimmy Barkan and Lara Alexiou
March 14 – April 13, 2019
RYS 200 – Yoga West Academy
200Hr Ashtanga Teacher Training
@ Yoga West Academy
January 14 – June 24, 2018
Formal Education - MAS Radiation
Sciences, BS Chemical Engineering

Teachers

Erin P
Erin P

After practicing yoga for 12 years at SHY, I was inspired to go deeper and completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2019.  I knew that yoga could boost my strength and flexibility. What I didn’t realize was that the breath work and emphasis on quieting your mind even for an hour can have such a positive effect on your life off of your mat. The supportive community at SHY has allowed me the space to grow and learn more about myself through my practice.

As an instructor, I hope to offer the same support and space for growth for you in my classes. 

My training includes:

Hot 26&2 with Lara Alexiou and Jimmy Barkan, 2019

Barkan Method Level 2/3 Hot Vinyasa, 2020

Zen Barre, 2020

Tom
Tom

Tom has been practicing many types of yoga for more than 25 years, and teaching for over 15. For years he owned and taught at Yogasanas in Budapest, Hungary. 

Grace Yoga combines the very best of Bikram and Ashtanga Yoga.

Tom studied directly from Sri Pattabhi Jois who founded Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India and has spent over two years living in India. Tom has several teaching certificates and is certified to teach asana, pranayama, mudras and philosophy by Indian masters.

He has a regular chanting and meditation practice in addition to the asanas. 

Jack
Jack

After years of running including training for marathons, more years of walking and cycling without much stretching, I was introduced to yoga. That was spring of 2015.  It was hot yoga, and the heat was tough, but I made it through the first class and a few more classes on my 2-week pass.

I went off and on through the spring in summer, then in the fall I committed to it.  I was going to over 200 classes a year.

 

I had thought about doing yoga over the years but always figured I didn’t know the poses couldn’t get into them.  After I started, in one class we were standing bow and everyone around me was falling out of as was I.  At that point I realized it was a practice and everyone was working towards just getting better and working into there own practice.     

 

In 2022 Marah and I started Heartspace Yoga with a group of instructors who we had worked with, trusted and enjoyed their classes.   We look for our instructors to look out for our students and help guide them through this yoga journey.  We offer modifications and hands-on adjustments if you are comfortable with that.

See You On Your Mat.

Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher, RYT® 200.

200 RYT HOUR YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION By Yoga Renew December 8, 2023

20 Hr Yin Yoga Certification By Yoga Renew March 24, 2024

BSCE 1983 Pennsylvania State University

Professional Engineer 1988 Pennsylvania and Maryland

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Katie

I have been practicing yoga for over two decades and can attest to the fact that yoga is truly the fountain of youth. Daily yoga practice strengthens our muscles, improves our posture, and clears our minds. It is a tool for a lifetime.

 

I have an extensive background in education and working with individuals with mental health issues. Trauma can take a toll on our body, our mind, and our spirit. Through proper instruction, one can release these "chains" and find the tools to calm the mind and body. I believe I can help you through trauma and help you heal, since these tenets are at the core of my yoga instruction 

 

Yoga Instructor RYT® 500 Certification , Yoga Alliance

Trauma Informed Yoga Certification, Yoga Alliance

Yoga Therapy for Anxiety Certification, Yoga Alliance

Elementary Education , Advanced Degree / Certification K-6

Political Science, B.A.

Professional Photographer, New York Institute of Photography

Breathe is Life.

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Lynn

I started my yoga journey in 2005 while looking for some relaxation and quiet from work, raising a family and other life responsibilities.

 

What I discovered was yoga, and its many many facets. From heated fast-paced to purely meditative. I was hooked from the beginning and tried all the classes I could find depending on what I felt I needed that day.

I love the way the practice of yoga pulls together your mind and body into just your true self.
Recognizing how I've grown in my own practice, I strive to guide my students in their own potential both on and off the mat by helping them grow that connection of mind, body and breath through clear direction. Then each student need only listen, follow along and breath to get the most out of their class. And an occasional giggle doesn't hurt, either!


I love watching students evolve in what usually begins as a purely physical practice into a more deliberate connection of body and breath, and then into an immersion of their whole being of acceptance into their practice. The transformation is awesome!

I am looking forward to helping you on your journey through these all- level classes!

My training includes:

200 hr 26 & 2 teacher training at Steamtown Hot Yoga 2016
100 hr teach training in Yin yoga and Restorative yoga at Boundless Yoga
Level 2/3 Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa 2019 and 2020
Zen Barre teacher training 2020

Contact

Contact Us

Heartspace Yoga
 

4 Meadow  Ave, Suite B, Scranton, PA 18505

(Next to CVS Pharmacy)

Text or Call: 570-575-4286

Email: heartspacenepa@gmail.com

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