Vitality Yoga Events

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 Vitality’s YOGA University


led by Maggie Heinzel-Neel

3 Tracks:

Every other Saturday  11:30-1:30pm.

Two hour yoga classes with ancient yogic scripture teachings woven into the practice.  While in yoga poses, we are breathing deeply and releasing tension held in the body,  so we listen and assimilate information on a deeper level. After the practice we will explore the teachings and how they relate to our lives personally through discussion and journaling. This is a profound practice and journey to self awareness and inner freedom.


SPRING TRACK: Zen Yoga: The Art of the Disciplined Mind and Body. 

Where Chinese Medicine and Yoga meet. 

~April 7+21, May 5+19, June 2 2018      Every other Saturday 11:30-1:30

$350. for the 5 sessions + unlimited yoga during the course.

ZEN YOGA is a combination of yoga and Chinese Medicine. We will be strengthening the muscle of focus concentration to move our ‘chi’ or ‘prana’ ie: life force, with our mind and breath during a slow paced vinyasa class. This is a deep powerful healing practice of yoga and medical Chi Gong, being the 6th limb of the 8 fold path of yoga, dharana: focused concentration, which leads to meditation in movement.

We will study the aspects of Taoism Yoga; the 5 elements, seasons, organs, meridians, yin yang and more through out these 5 weeks to deepen our practice in the ancient study of moving energy in this dynamic practice.

Your body will be alive with Chi/Prana running smoothly and efficiently while your mind will be calm and alert, resulting in Zen clarity with a strong agile body.

Register here for Zen Yoga Series

Autumn Track: Finding Your Dharma: Manifest your Life’s Work.

~Sept 15+29, Oct 13+27, Nov 10, Dec 1+15 2018       Every other Saturday 11:30-1:30

$450. for the 7 sessions + unlimited yoga during the course.

Clarify your CONTRIBUTION to the World
Through the map of the chakras.
Navigate Your Path.
Yoga. Meditation. Journaling
Cultivate Your Life’s Work.
Through yoga, breathing journaling and clearing these energetic organs we become clear, strong and ready to bring forth our dharma.
You’ll be so energized and glad you did!

Winter Track:  Know Thyself: Winter Purification of Mind, Body, Spirit. 

5 weeks in a row:  Jan 12+19+26, Feb 2+9 2019       Saturdays 11:30-1:30

$350. for the 5 sessions + unlimited yoga during the course.

On these 5 Saturdays we will explore the Yamas and Niyamas, the foundational teachings of the 8 limbs of yoga. We will incorporate these teachings into a full yoga practice. When breathing deeply in a yoga pose we access a different part of the brain that can absorb and assimilate these teachings into our being in a profound way. Following the practice we will observe how these teachings relate to us through journaling and sharing insights.
A winter nourishing cleansing diet will be encouraged to purfiy along with a daily yoga regime to implement a new healthy habit.

Register here to Know Thyself: Purify through Yoga and the foundational teachings

 YOGA retreat 2019 in Tulum Mexico

February 17-22, 2019  with Maggie Heinzel-Neel

Join us on a 5 day yoga retreat in gorgeous Tulum Mexico at the Amansala retreat center. Amansala’s simple and beautiful authentic Mexican aesthetic allows us to sink into a profoundly restorative experience.  A daily rhythm of 2 yoga classes led by Maggie; a morning vinyasa flow woven with ancient yogic teachings and an afternoon Zen yoga restorative class with guided breath work and meditation will reset you into a state of well being and ease. We’ll be nourished daily with 3 delicious healthy meals under the palms overlooking the turquoise sea.  The vibe at Amansala is so relaxed and easeful, no pretense, just be as you are.  Come restore and heal your being and return to your home centered, calm, nourished and effective.  You’ll be so glad you did.

Here’s what past participants have to say:

‘I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to practice yoga with you in Tulum. Amansala was absolutely beautiful, the people were so kind and the food was incredible. The wisdom, depth and clarity that you brought to each yoga session were profoundly transformative for me. My commitment to yoga practice is renewed, and I feel more in touch with my inner resources as I move forward in my life.’ –Elise 3/18

‘The week was healing on so many levels. Walking barefoot all week was I think HUGE, in letting the energy in the body release and normalize. The yoga and your words and inspirations that accompanied it were so nurturing. I didn’t feel really tired at all, and that was something I was afraid might happen.  I feel peaceful at my core in a way that I haven’t felt in a long time.’ –Freedom 3/18
‘Thank you so much dearest Maggie!
The retreat at Amansala was like being placed in a nurturing nest of security. All of our needs were met with love and ease. We were fed healthy foods, we were hydrated and we slept in cozy fresh linens to the sound of the sea, reminding us of the source of our life…allowing us to transcend and focus on the yogi’s path. Each of our group members retreated to Amansala with an open heart allowing us to enjoy our time together with peaceful ease. Maggie, your attention to the niyamas and the yamas each day fostered an inner cleansing and clearing allowing for a true shift.
I feel blessed to have been a part of this cosmic experience and to practice with you.
Maggie, you are a nurturing, intuitive teacher and a beautiful person!’ -Shawna 2/17
 ‘I feel so thankful for the opportunity to dive deep into the turquoise blue waters of both the sea and my spirit! The resort was ideal for transformative growth; a tropical paradise with generous staff, delicious food and luxurious accommodations! The location was a wonderful combination of a dreamlike Paradise mixed with exotic flavors of cultural. In this tranquil setting, Maggie’s teachings were able to be truly heard, practiced, experienced and, internalized to their fullest. It is much easier in an ideal environment to bend deeply and flow with your breath to open the doors into ones soul to reveal its treasures. The teachings were penetrating and transformative! Through our long practice, our guided meditation and journaling I had the time and freedom to experience for myself authentic realizations that will stay with me. I was encouraged to explore raw edges of my personality and gently reshape my relationship with myself with a lighthearted sense of generosity. I have returned to the cold grey North East warmed through to the core, ready to meet daily routine with a renewed sense of peaceful perseverance, enhanced enthusiasm, and a big smile!’ -Aliza 2/17

Register here to save your room! Retreat prices range from $1400-2400.  Reservations include lodging, meals, daily yoga, taxes and gratuity.