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A Yoga Retreat/Benefit for Groundworks Collaborative

Groundworks Collaborative, Brattleboro, VT.

Yoga Retreat/Benefit for Groundworks Collaborative, Brattleboro, VT.

Rejuvenate your Practice and Reconnect with Yourself in a Day-long Yoga Retreat/Benefit for Groundworks Collaborative, Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Hits the Spot Yoga Fall/Winter Semester

Hits the Spot Yoga Center, Brattleboro, Vermont

This benefit/retreat at Hits the Spot Yoga is intended both for beginners and those who have experience with yoga. It will introduce newcomers, in a very friendly way, to yoga practices that can easily be incorporated into daily life, and it will renew and strengthen the practice of more experienced participants.

Joshua Davis, special guest, Hits the Spot Yoga Retreat/Benefit for Groundworks Collaborative

Joshua Davis

All proceeds will be donated to Groundworks Collaborative. Special guest Joshua Davis, Executive Director, will make a short presentation about the local non-profit whose mission is to provide basic needs with dignity. Groundworks Collaborative was established in 2015 following the merger of two well-established organizations: the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center and Morningside Shelter.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

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Hits the Spot Yoga Founder/Director Scott Willis is known for his compassionate style of teaching. He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance, and enthusiastically leads yoga classes, trainings and benefit/retreats throughout New England. Scott has been leading yoga since 1989.

Scott Willis, Hits the Spot Yoga

Hits the Spot Yoga Founder/Director, Scott Willis

Contact Hits the Spot Yoga to hold your space in this retreat: scott-willis@comcast.net

 

Hundred Nights Benefit

Hits the Spot Yoga Presents: A Daylong Yoga Retreat/Benefit
for Hundred Nights in Keene, NH

15036326_1146682578754477_284369460001653512_nThis benefit/retreat is intended both for beginners and those who have experience with yoga. It will introduce newcomers, in a very friendly way, to yoga practices that can easily be incorporated into daily life, and it will renew and strengthen the practice of more experienced participants.

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Contact Hits the Spot Yoga Founder/Director Scott Willis for more information.

Daylong Yoga Retreat/Benefits–Everybody Wins!

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Rejuvenate your Practice, Reconnect with Yourself

Everybody Wins with Hits the Spot 2016-17 Daylong Yoga Retreats/Benefits
with Founder/Director Scott Willis.

Each daylong retreat benefits a local charity and includes:

Morning practice: 2-hour flow of poses, breathwork, and contemplation
Introduction to the many practices of Hits the Spot Yoga—and how they
can support you to cultivate optimal wellness and meaning in your life.
Discussion and meditation upon guiding principles: gratitude,
lovingkindness, forgiveness*
Poses clinic: Hits the Spot Yoga approach to backward bends, inversions,
hip opening poses, sequences*
Practical yoga philosophy that relates directly to your life

(*Each workshop focuses on one guiding principle and one poses clinic. Contact us for info.
Yoga teachers can earn six continuing education credits (CEUs) per workshop.)

Upcoming dates for Hits the Spot daylong retreat/benefits:

Morrisville, Vermont
•November 20, 2016
• April 23, 2017
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Keene, New Hampshire
• December 4, 2016
• February 5, 2017

Brattleboro, Vermont
(home of Hits the Spot Yoga)
• January 8, 2017
• May 21, 2017

Billerica, Massachusetts
• March 19, 2017
• June 25, 2017

All retreats meet on Sundays from 9:00am – 4:00pm
(Hours may vary.)

Suggested donation $55. Any donation welcome.
All proceeds benefit local charities/supporting organizations.

About Scott Willis, Founder, Hits the Spot Yoga

Known for his friendly, compassionate style of teaching, Hits the Spot Yoga Founder Scott Willis creates an oasis for students where they can truly enjoy exploring the art and science of yoga.
Scott has been leading yoga classes for more than 25 years. His teacher training school is registered with Yoga Alliances and has been certifying instructors since 2011.

Contact Hits the Spot Yoga to enroll in a retreat near you.

Fall/Winter Yoga Semester

Early-bird rate through July 30, 2016

Hits the Spot Yoga Fall/Winter Semester

Hits the Spot Yoga studio, Solar Hill, 229 Western Avenue, Brattleboro Vermont

July 2016
Dear Yogis,

I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool these days… Speaking of which, it’s time to start thinking about fall and winter, at least in terms of yoga!

I invite you to join me for the 2016-2017 Fall/Winter Semester of Hits the Spot Yoga: September 5, 2016 – February 18, 2017.

As usual, I’ll be offering classes at many different levels: Beginning, Beginning/Intermediate, Intermediate, and Yoga Flow-Meditation in Motion yoga classes.

Highlights of the semester:

    3-Year Yoga Curriculum with 45 lesson plans: This provides some really nice yoga flows, occasionally with brief practice periods, ensuring that new postures will be gradually phased in throughout the semester.

    Make-up Classes: The semester of classes continues to be a fun, enjoyable way for you to rejuvenate and relax—and remains a “good deal” in challenging economic times. I’ve kept the fees at the customary reasonable rate, and for those of you who sign up for the semester, I again offer four make-up classes every week, making it easy to get in all the classes for which you’ve paid.

   Early Bird Discount: The deadline for this offer is July 30, 2016.

Yoga has been really big part of my life for over 29 years, and I feel very fortunate that I continue to have the opportunity to share that love of yoga with you!
I’m looking forward to practicing with you in the Fall/Winter Semester!

Click here for more information or feel free to contact me or call: 802-257-1926

With warmest good cheer,
Scott

PS: Don’t forget, the Spring/Summer Semester is still happening! And it runs until July 30.
There is space available in certain classes during this time for drop-ins.
Please contact me to find out which classes currently have space.

Spring/Summer Semester Opens February 22, 2016

Dear Yogis,

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The Yoga Center at Solar Hill

I invite you to join me for the 2016 Spring/Summer Semester of Hits the Spot Yoga: February 22 – July 30, 2016.

As many of you know some class times fill up quickly so reserve your space as soon as you can. (Check out the schedule & rates here.)

As usual, I’ll be offering classes at many different levels: Beginning, Beginning/Intermediate, Intermediate, and Yoga Flow-Meditation in Motion yoga classes.

Highlights of the semester:

    3-Year Yoga Curriculum with 45 lesson plans: This provides some really nice yoga flows, occasionally with brief practice periods, ensuring that new postures will be gradually phased in throughout the semester.

    Make-up Classes: The semester of classes continues to be a fun, enjoyable way for you to rejuvenate and relax—and remains a “good deal” in challenging economic times. I’ve kept the fees at the customary reasonable rate, and for those of you who sign up for the semester, I again offer four make-up classes every week, making it easy to get in all the classes for which you’ve paid.

Yoga has been really big part of my life for over 28 years, and I feel very fortunate that I continue to have the opportunity to share that love of yoga with you!

About Scott Willis, Founder, Hits the Spot Yoga

Scott Willis, Founder, Hits the Spot Yoga

I’m looking forward to practicing with you in the Spring/Summer Semester!

With warmest good cheer,
Scott

PS. If you’re inclined, please also share this information with two friends—folks you feel would really enjoy yoga the way I teach it and who haven’t had a chance to attend a class yet.

Hits The Spot Yoga

November Daylong Yoga Workshop

~a daylong workshop for yoga teachers & avid practitioners

November 2015
Dear Yogis,

Hits the Spot Yoga entranceI hope you’ll join consider joining me on November 22 to spend a full day delving into the many aspects of yoga that we dearly love.

What: A day of yoga practice and discussion

Where: Yoga Center at Solar Hill

When: Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 9 am – 4 pm

Why: To share the day doing yoga and discussing its many aspects with a group of wonderful folks

Who: Yoga teachers and avid practitioners of yoga

Hits The Spot Yoga practice space

Workshop FAQs:

What will the day include?

Morning practice: Poses, breathwork and meditation

Poses clinic: Hits the Spot Yoga approach to inversions

Teachers’ forum: Living your dharma

Discussions: Different aspects of yoga and finding your dharma

Lunch Break: Bring your own and enjoy it at or around Solar Hill

Hits The Spot Yoga at Solar Hill in Brattleboro, Vermont

What is dharma?

According to Stephen Cope, who wrote The Great Work of Your Life, “The Sanskrit word “dharma,” as used in the Bhagavad Gita, is so full of meaning that it is impossible to grasp its full scope through any English translation.” Wow. At its core, you could consider it your life’s meaning and purpose. For this workshop, we’ll use Stephen’s book as inspiration for identifying something that is important to you and on which you would like to put more focus to get more satisfaction out of life.

Will I have to teach yoga in the workshop?

No. Both yoga teachers and non-teachers are invited to attend.  Yoga teachers can earn 6 continuing education credits (CEUs).

I understand this is just one workshop in a series. Do I have to sign up for all—or more than one—workshop?

No. Feel free to join us for any of the workshops you are interested in. Click here to learn about the other workshops in this series.

Cost: $75 per workshop or $60 each if you sign up for all four.

Info and registration: Contact me at (802) 257-1926 or scott-willis@comcast.net
or find out more on the Facebook event page.  (Note: space limited.)

I hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Scott

Fall Session Enrolling Now

July 2015
Dear Yogis,

ScottCart250pxI hope you’re enjoying the warm summer months as much as I am. Believe it or not, however, it’s time to start thinking about autumn and winter—at least in terms of yoga!

I invite you to join me for the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Semester of Yoga: August 31, 2015 – February 12, 2016.

As usual, I’ll be offering classes at many different levels: Beginning, Beginning/Intermediate, Intermediate, and Yoga Flow-Meditation in Motion yoga classes.

Highlights of the semester:

    3-Year Yoga Curriculum with 45 lesson plans: This provides some really nice yoga flows, occasionally with brief practice periods, ensuring that new postures will be gradually phased in throughout the semester.

    Make-up Classes: The semester of classes continues to be a fun, enjoyable way for you to rejuvenate and relax—and remains a “good deal” in challenging economic times. I’ve kept the fees at the customary reasonable rate, and for those of you who sign up for the semester, I again offer four make-up classes every week, making it easy to get in all the classes for which you’ve paid.

   Early Bird Discount: The deadline for this offer is July 25, 2015. Click here for rates.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call me at (802) 257-1926.

I’m looking forward to practicing with you in the Fall/Winter Semester—but not before we’ve all had plenty of time to enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer!

Cheers,
Scott

HTSYPS: Don’t forget, the Spring/Summer Semester is still happening! We’ll be practicing yoga together until July 25, so I hope to see you soon. There is space available in certain classes during this time for drop-ins … Please contact me to find out which classes currently have space.

Spread the word? If you’re inclined, share this with two friends—folks you feel would really enjoy yoga the way I teach it and who haven’t had a chance to attend a class yet…