We invite you to attend any class that you feel meets your needs. If you find yourself in a class that is less or more strenuous than you had anticipated, we encourage you to make accommodations for yourself and listen to your body, honoring what you know is best for you.
All Levels - A 75 minute class that accommodates all students in attendance. Depending on class makeup, pose variations and guidance will be given so that students with a wide range of experience can have a beneficial practice. With a focus on connecting breath to movement this class offers yoga for everybody.
Beginner - A 75 minute class that is perfect for those that could benefit from a class with more verbal instruction and a moderate pace.
Candlelight Yoga – A 2 hour class offered on the first Friday of each month. The first half hour of this class is dedicated to discussing a topic of yogic philosophy followed by a slightly extended yoga practice, savasana, and meditation practice.
Prenatal – A 75 minute class suitable for those who are experienced or new to yoga and at any stage of pregnancy. Our prenatal yoga classes aim to contribute to a more comfortable pregnancy and to prepare the body for birth and motherhood. Yoga is a great way to practice listening to intuition, using breath to bring steadiness, and learning about yourself. We will explore all of those things, but of course the best part of prenatal yoga is being able to spend time with other mamas, sharing resources, and lending support.
Vinyasa – A 75 minute faster paced, “flow” type class with an emphasis on sun salutations which allows for an extended moving meditation. This class will have less verbal instruction than our other offerings, meant to allow students to draw their attention inward.
Wake Up – A 75 minute class open to anyone interested in starting their day with yoga.
Yoga for Longevity - A 75 minute class that focuses on maintaining strength, flexibility, and range of motion for seniors. Moving at a slower pace, this class can accommodate students who could benefit adapting a pose to best suit them.
Pricing & Policies
*New Student Special - first 3 classes for $25 (in-person purchase only, 3 month expiration)*
1 class - $15
5 classes - $65 (3 month expiration)
10 classes - $120 (6 month expiration)
52 classes - $500 (12 month expiration)
1 month unlimited - $150
1 year unlimited - $1000
Auto debit monthly membership - $100/month
*Visitors are required to remove their shoes and leave them in the designated place by each door.
*Students must sign in and indicate the form of payment they will use before class begins.
*Cell phones must be turned off.
*Classes start and end promptly.
*We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express, cash, and checks as payment. If a check is returned, a $25 service fee will be charged and checks will not be taken for future payment.
*Payments for classes are non-refundable. If you are not able to attend a class or workshop that you have preregistered for, a class credit will be issued.
*All classes purchased before August 1, 2015 and tracked through the yellow card system were honored through December 31, 2015, but are no longer accepted.
*If class is cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergency the website, Facebook page, and voicemail will be updated to notify students.
Ancient yogis isolated themselves so that they could concentrate all their energies on their yoga practice. At East Eagle Yoga, our lineage stems from the advent of the "householder yogi." Householder yogis are people with responsibilities to family and friends, work and home, and a devotion to yoga. We are householder yogis. Instead of isolating ourselves so that our concentration is maintained, we thrive through the cultivation of a community of like-minded friends.
At East Eagle Yoga we are devoted to supporting and continuing to grow the beautiful community that has been created over the last ten years. In doing so we:
*Hold seasonal community get-togethers and book club meetings that are free of charge
*Offer regualar donation-based Community Classes
*Provide access to a community library of yoga related books and materials for students
*Support the fundraising interests of our students
*Use and refer local, small business vendors and services
*Source retail items that are handmade, locally made, and responsibly made
What To Expect
Yoga is a system for restoring balance to the body, mind and spirit. By working with the body and the breath in a series of postures, also called asanas, yoga enables you to release muscle tension, gain flexibility and strength, and quiet the mind. yoga is non-competitive—you work with yourself as you are. No matter your age or physical fitness level, practicing yoga will leave you feeling energetic and full of life with a peaceful and balanced state of mind.
The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "yug" or yoke. It means "union." Yoga union is first created between body and breath, then breath and mind, and finally between mind and spirit. Practicing asana brings union between the body and breath and lays the foundation necessary to develop the deeper levels of union.
Classical Hatha Yoga, incorporates all components of yoga science and philosophy. Asana is just one aspect. Breathing practices are also an essential part of practice. Classical Hatha Yoga also includes healthy living, contemplation, and meditation.
We think yoga is for regular people and that means that you don't need to be a human pretzel to feel comfortable at East Eagle Yoga. In an effort to put you at ease the very first time you visit, here are some things that you might like to know:
* Refrain from eating a heavy meal a few hours before class, eat little or nothing the hour before your yoga class.
* Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes that do not restrict your movement.
* If you have a yoga mat, you can bring it. If you don't, there are plenty to borrow at the studio (at no charge).
* You are welcome to bring water as well, though if you are well hydrated you may not need it during class.
*Street parking is available on Eagle Road (with meters during operating hours), on side streets (without meters), and in the public parking lot located on Darby Road, just west of the intersection of Darby and Eagle Roads (pay at kiosk during operating hours).
* You may enter through either the front or back door. Please wait until the previous class has ended before entering.
* Please remove your shoes and turn off your cell phone when you come in.
* Let the instructor know if it's your first class at East Eagle Yoga. You'll need to fill out a new student form and sign a liability waiver.
* You are welcome to come to the class that best suits you, but please listen to your body before listening to the instructor's directions. You should make healthy accommodations for yourself during class.
* Our classes are accompanied by music.
* We do not often use props, believing that your body's expression of the pose without props is preferable.
* As much as you might want to leave your socks on, we highly recommend that you take them off. Your connection and grip will be so much better without them.
* Each class ends with at least a few minutes of meditation practice.
* Class often closes with the teacher saying "Namaste" and the class repeating it back. Namaste can serve as a greeting or statement of connection. We intend our students to understand: "I honor the spirit in you that is also in me."
Christine Johnston, RYT
Christine, a former middle school special education teacher, found her way to East Eagle Yoga (EEY) last year seeking a way to become more present and mindful in her everyday life. Christine has worked with many children and adults both as a teacher and a coach in various school and community related programs over the years. It was there and at home that she saw both the need and the potential benefits of yoga in everyday life and its activities. She wanted to be able to offer this true gift of yoga and mindfulness to her students and children, but first needed to learn this way of life herself. Christine entered the EEY teacher training program in March 2016 and committed to a dedicated yoga practice. She found exactly what she was looking for: a way to be more mindful, more present, and to simply breathe. Now experiencing the endless benefits of practicing yoga and seeing it help her own children, Christine wants to share this gift with both children and adults. Proud to be a part of the entire East Eagle community, she looks forward to contributing her own learning experiences to all and enhance the great values and experience offered by EEY.
Coleen Weir, E-RYT, YACEP
A morning yoga practice is a gift for seasoned yogis and beginners alike. Whether you’re striving for calm, clarity, or motivation-- attending a morning yoga class is an amazing way to set the tone your day. A class with Coleen provides the space to bring mindfulness to a busy life by focusing on movement and breath. Through her guidance and encouragement students become more compassionate toward themselves and more confident both on the yoga mat and in day-to-day life. Coleen has been practicing yoga at East Eagle Yoga for nearly ten years and her commitment to the practice of yoga is contagious among students. In 2014 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and become an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with the nationally recognized yoga teacher registry, Yoga Alliance. Coleen has a deep respect for the many postures in a yoga practice and most appreciates them for the attitude each one helps support. Join her for a class and offer yourself the opportunity to start your day with joy!
Doug Knight, RYT
Doug has been practicing yoga at EEY for close to three years now. Doug played many sports throughout his life and is still enamored with them today as a coach. However, Doug finds himself drawn to the mental/spiritual side of yoga much more than the terrific physical workout it provides. The positive energy he draws from his yoga practice has helped him to strengthen his relationships with friends, family and coworkers.
Doug completed his 200 hour Teacher Training program in 2015 at EEY and is excited to give back to the entire yoga community through his teaching. When not practicing yoga Doug can be found focusing on his other passions (His family and sports). Doug's wife, Jill, is also a student at EEY and his boys Drew, Owen and Eli have been to a few classes as well. Doug is also the Director of Camp Tecumseh, an all boys multi sport summer camp on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH.
Janette Milano, RYT
Janette was looking for a complement to her rigorous running routine and stumbled upon yoga 5 years ago. Yoga provided her with the improved flexibility and strength which positively impacted her running. But what was unexpected but largely appreciated, was the calmness, clarity, and mental strength yoga revealed to her. From asanas to meditation, she strives to challenge her body and mind with every practice. She finds yoga not only a complement to her running, but a necessity in life. She took her practice to the next level by completing the 200 hour teacher training program at EEY in 2014 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She looks forward to challenging the minds and bodies of all levels of students at EEY.
Megan Carlin, RYT
Seeking some time for self care in a busy and stressful work week Meg returned to yoga at East Eagle and found not only relief but a sense of friendship and community. Establishing a consistent practice, she found that many of the yoga practices and philosophies carried over well into her work as a therapist. With the desire to bring these qualities to both the children and adults she has been working with, Meg took the opportunity to participate in the teacher training program at EEY. She graduated in 2014, and registered with the Yoga Alliance.
Sara Drew, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP
Sara has been practicing yoga for more than fifteen years. After taking just one class at East Eagle Yoga she decided to complete her 200 hour teacher training program there. With such a devotion to community, practicing yoga poses, but also to a yogic lifestyle, East Eagle Yoga has provided her a place to give to others and continue to grow herself. Sara completed from the 200 hour program at EEY in 2012, a 300 hour program at Yoga on Main in 2016 and has completed her prenatal yoga teacher training at Blooma in Minneapolis.
Her favorite part of teaching is introducing yoga to beginners so that yoga can become demystified and students feel comfortable trying it for themselves. It is her hope that she can help each student experience the benefits of intentionally practicing movement, breathing, and mindfulness.
Tom Padden, RYT
Tom started practicing yoga in 2006. He has always been fairly active and involved in various sports, and as a result has had his share of nicks and injuries. A friend suggested that yoga could help him with muscle flexibility and strengthening of the core. At that time, knowing nothing about yoga, he decided to give it a try. Although Tom does enjoy the physical aspects of yoga, through his practice he has learned more about breathing, how if effects the body, and how it calms both body and mind. Wanting to learn more about the yoga philosophy, psychology, and history, Tom enrolled in the East Eagle Yoga Teacher Training program. Tom graduated from the EEY Teacher Training program in 2012. Tom continues to practice yoga both on and off of the mat. He is constantly learning more about himself and his practice. Tom looks forward to helping others, no matter what level of experience, discover the many benefits of yoga. Namaste!
East Eagle Yoga
The word yoga means many different things to many different people in modern American culture. At EEY we teach Classical Hatha Yoga from a lineage that began with Shri Yogendra who founded the Yoga Institute in Santa Cruz Mumbai, India.
Until the early 1900s yoga was practiced seriously only by yogis who could devote their lives to the practice. They were hermits in isolation among the Himalayan mountains, casting off possessions and creature comforts and spending their days practicing yoga and meditation. Shri Yogendra believing that regular, everyday people with families, work, and other commitments could benefit from practicing yoga, made it his life’s work to reach these “householders” and show them the value of maintaining a yoga practice.
East Eagle Yoga was founded by Nicole Chemi and Joe Finnerty in 2005. Over more than a decade they cultivated a strong community of yogis who through regular practice on their mat and self-examination have been able to become healthier, happier, and experience less suffering in their daily lives. Over 50 students have graduated from their 200 hour Yoga Teacher & Self Transformation Training and many have gone on to teach yoga themselves.
Coleen Weir and Sara Drew, the current owners of and teachers at East Eagle Yoga are long time students of Nicole and Joe and both graduated from their teacher training program. In 2015 when Nicole and Joe decided that the time had come to make their dream of living in Vermont come true, they approached Coleen and Sara believing that they would be stewards of Yoga and the East Eagle Yoga community.
We believe that developing a yoga practice allows for a more content and purposeful life. In a busy life, EEY is here for you so that you can find peace within yourself, maintain the rest of your life with more ease, and do it with a community of like minded yogi friends.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to some very talented friends that have helped our business along the way. If you are in need of any of the following goods or services, we cannot recommend these folks highly enough.
Carly Ward gave us a wealth of interior design help. Her suggestions provided us direction to reimagine a space we already loved so that we could make it even more accommodating to our community. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-967-6677.
Jess Uff is a long time student of EEY and graduate of the 200 hour teacher training program who also happens to be a magical photographer. Working with her is a delight second only to seeing her finished work. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Mike Toth is the very talented graphic designer and photographer who designed our logo. He was so helpful in assisting us to determine what we were looking for, offered amazing artistic talent in development, and superior expertise in getting our materials to press. He's also an all-around great guy. You can check out his work and get in touch with him here: http://www.michaeljtoth.net
Rich Jamgochian is a local general contractor who has been endlessly helpful in offering solutions to make the yoga center space as functional and beautiful as possible. You can reach him at 610-304-5866.
Slice It Up Pizza & Catering in Havertown always works with us to create a menu of exactly what we want at very affordable prices. You can get in touch with them here; http://sliceituppizza.com/home
Hosting Your Events
East Eagle Yoga is a great place to hold your small to medium sized events. Either coupled with yoga instruction for your party of 20 or fewer or as meeting space for up to 40 people, our main studio can accommodate your needs.
Please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and availability.
Private & Semi-Private Yoga Classes
There are lots of reasons that you might want to schedule a private session with one of our instructors. If you're new to yoga you might benefit from a private session to get more comfortable with some basic yoga poses and ask any questions you might have. If you feel that your practice has plateaued or want individual instruction for any reason a private session might be a perfect fit for you too.
We love teaching your groups as well. Businesses and groups of friends can schedule us for a regular meeting or special occasion at our location or yours. A yoga class is a great addition to birthday parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parities, or wedding morning festivities.
Availability and Pricing
Private and Semi-Private Sessions - $50/ hour for one person plus $25 for each additional person up to 4 people. Group rates are based on location, number of students, and length of class. Please contact Sara at email@example.com for availability.