MOVEMENT ARTS STUDIO
Mainline of Philadelpia's first all by donation movement arts studio!
Sunset Moon Movement Arts Center is Mainline's first all by donation yoga studio!
All weekly and monthly classes are offered by donation.
All workshops and wellness services are offered on a sliding scale.
Scholarships and work trades available. Please inquire in person
Suggested Donation $13-$25 or PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Our classes explore various movement meditation traditions such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, ecstatic dance and much more! All teachers possess adequate knowledge of how to support a low impact movement practice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
To register for classes, courses, & workshops
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Pranayama (prana, meaning "life force" and yama meaning "control") is the practice of consciously controlling ones breath. Often practiced as series of kriyas, breath-control cleansing practices. Such a practice clears and enhances the function of the nadis (energetic channels), marmas (energetic points), and chakras (energy centers) and supports the unraveling of the layers of mind, body, and awareness to promote and enhance wellness.
Restorative yoga offers gentle movements and postures that restore, relax, and rejuvenate one’s whole being. This practice often employs the use of blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps to give the extra support needed to completely let go. Restorative yoga is largely based off of an Iyengar practice which is focused on providing the support necessary to properly align the body to retrain cellular and muscular memory. It is a great practice for those new to yoga and is a great remedy for anxiety, degenerative conditions, depression, or structural issues.
Vinyasa literally means linking breath with movement. This practice focuses on synchronizing inhales and exhales with the bodily movement from one asana, or posture, to another with poise, intention, and grace. Through a yoga practice, we explore what it means to ground the breath through Pranayama, or yogic breathing exercises, and how to utilize the breath to build a greater awareness of the body, mind, and spirit and the depth of their connection. Vinyasa yoga is an awareness practice that builds stamina, strength, balance, and flexibility, while focusing the mind and contributing to one’s overall health and wellness.
Yin yoga is a quiet, meditative practice that consists of passive postures held for up to five minutes to allow for a deep, meaningful stretch. Because this is a passive practice, the muscles have a chance to relax, hidden tension melts away, and we have the opportunity to stretch deeper with intention and with breath. Yin Yoga results in deep relaxation, a more balanced breath, more supple joints, greater ease of movement, and less limitation in the body. This practice invites all participants to slow down, breathe, and let go.
MEET OUR TEACHERS
Teacher & Founder
Megan is practiced and certified in many areas of natural medicine including: Holistic Health Counseling, Herbalism, Naturopathy, Iridology, Yoga, Reiki, Access Bars, Vedic Thai Massage, Reflexology, and Birth & Post-partum Doula Support. Located in the heart of of Bryn Mawr, PA, Megan is the proprietor of Sunset Moon Wellness Center: a multi-faceted, zero-waste wellness center offering a full service Superfoods Cafe, a Movement Arts Studio, and Integrative Health Center.
Having been a teacher since 2005, Megan began her journey in yoga by studying yogic philosophy as a Religion major at Temple University. Her studies of the ancient text inspired Megan to explore a meditation and asana practice. After a short time, it became evident to her that a disciplined yoga and meditation practice would be her best ally in supporting over health and wellbeing. Megan has explored both classical and tantric paths of yoga found in Hindu, Taoist, and Buddhist traditions, and her teaching expands to include vinyasa, hatha, and yin styles, as well as prenatal and postnatal. With over 500+ hours of training and teaching, Megan’s classes are primarily focused on the quality of the breathing, a present and focused mind, and correct postural alignment. Megan’s classes walk a delicate balance between sweetness and surrender, offering a challenging and supportive practice to all experience levels.