Schedule

Current Class Schedule

Invivo Wellness

Membership or $15 drop-in rate. Class packages available.

Monday
12-1:15pm: Chakra Flow+Meditation (Level 1-2)

Haleybird Yoga Studios

$14 drop-in rate or punchcards/monthly passes available.

Thursday
5:30-6:45pm: Hatha Yoga + meditation (Level 2)

Friday
12-1:15pm: Gentle Yoga + Meditation (Therapeutic/Level 1)

Sunday
11:30-1:pm: Hatha Yoga +  Meditation (Level 1-2)

The Fertility Clinic at Practice Longevity

Wednesday
5:30-7pm: Yoga Therapy for Fertility

Six Week Series: 2015 schedule coming soon! (check website for next series)

Program cost: $150 ($25 discount to returning students)

Workshops & Special Events

Invivo Wellness

Holiday Gift Giving at Invivo Wellness

Friday, November 21, 5:00-9:00pm 

Join us for a night of yoga, fitness and shopping! Get your holiday gift-giving done in one night at this one-stop shopping event. All classes during the event are donation-based with proceeds going to benefit Meta House. To participate in a class, call us at 414-265-5606 or sign up online or at INVIVO’s front desk to reserve your spot! Studio space is limited to 30 participants.

Schedule of Events
5:00 – 9:00pm: Shop our *Holiday Market
5:30 – 6:45pm: Friday Reset Yoga w/ Rebecca
6:15 – 7:00pm: SpeedFit Circuits w/ Zack
7:00 – 8:15pm: **Helping Hands Yoga w/ Alicia & Biz

* Helping Hands Yoga: Enjoy this rare opportunity to practice with the helping hands of Alicia and Biz. Together they will offer a 75-minute flowing essential yoga class complete with hands-on adjustments and aromatherapy to enhance your practice. Experience yoga like never before under the guidance and skilled hands of these two beloved and experienced yoga instructors. All levels welcome!

**Holiday Market Vendors
WildTree – all natural gourmet spice blends, infused grapeseed oils, dressings and sauces
Morning Star Farm – kombucha, meats, eggs
doTERRA – essential oils, nutritional, spa and healthy living products
Arbonne – all-natural/chemical free skin & body care. vegan/organic/non-gmo nutritionals
Stella & Dot – jewelry and accessories
Women’s Clothing – presented by Rebecca Shepherd
Jamie Mullen – lavender & flax eye pillows
Random Balance, Jewelry for the Birds and Luna & Fog jewelry
INVIVO gift cards and special holiday promotions

Haleybird Yoga Studios

Thanksgiving Day Yoga

Thursday, November 27, 9:00-10:30am

Fully prepare the mind, body and spirit for this Day of Thanks with this 90 minute Mixed Level Flowing Hatha Yoga Practice. Burn away unwanted toxins (and calories!) as you open your heart to the inherent abundance all around us. All levels welcome. click here to pre-register

Wauwatosa Wisconsin Athletic Club

No events/workshops at this time.

Downtown Wisconsin Athletic Club

No events/workshops at this time.

Yoga Therapy

What is yoga therapy?

Yoga Therapy uses the ancient science of yoga to enhance the health & wellness at all levels of the person: physical, emotional and spiritual. It is applicable to groups or individuals with specific health challenges or injuries, those who are going through life changes or those who are simply striving for optimal health. By placing equal emphasis on all three aspects of the yoga practice, students find more balance on the mat that they can then bring with them off the mat and into their life.

In Yoga Therapy clients are encouraged to accept and embrace the body, mind, and spirit in present moment awareness. Not remembering a body, mind, or spirit from the past nor wishing for some future goal, but accepting where they are at “right now”. Whether they have been diagnosed with Cancer, are dealing with depression or anxiety or are battling the debilitating symptoms of chronic fatigue, the approach of Yoga Therapy reminds clients that they are not defined by their diagnosis and symptoms.

Yoga Therapy is not intended to be a substitute for modern medicine, but is a complimentary and alternative method that enhances the healing process on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual.

Clients facing specific challenges will get the most benefit from Private Sessions that focus on their individual issues, helping them to expand their personalized yoga toolbox, on and off the mat.

What will a yoga therapy session include?

Part of the Yoga Therapy process is an initial intake/health history session which allows me to develop a therapeutic program that will meet your specific physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Session(s) may include: centering/body awareness, chakra assessment, pranayama (breathwork), therapeutic mudras (hand gestures), asana (postures), guided imagery/Yoga Nidra, meditation and affirmation or Sankalpa.

Sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes. Sessions can be held in your home, at Invivo Wellness in Milwaukee or at Haleybird Yoga Studios in Wauwatosa. My goal is to reconnect you with your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, leaving you with the proper yoga tools to develop an at home practice or enter into a group practice safely.

Private yoga therapy pricing*

In-Home Pricing

*Please note new in-home rates/packages below as of January 2014. Prices subject to increase based on mileage. Student must provide a safe space to practice in. I can provide props if needed. Partner rates can be provided upon request.

60 Minute Individual Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 60 minute session = $90

Initial 60 minute intake session + (3) 60 minute sessions = $255

Initial 60 minute intake session + (6) 60 minute sessions = $480

Initial 60 minute intake session + (10) 60 minute sessions = $750

90 Minute Individual 60 Minute Partner Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 90 minute session = $125

Initial 60 minute intake session + (3) 90 minute sessions = $360

Initial 60 minute intake session + (6) 90 minute sessions = $690

Initial 60 minute intake session + (10) 90 minute sessions = $1100

60 Minute Partner Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 60 minute partner session = $125

Initial 60 minute intake session + (3) 60 minute partner sessions = $360

Initial 60 minute intake session + (6) 60 minute partner sessions = $690

Initial 60 minute intake session + (10) 60 minute partner sessions = $1100

Invivo Wellness

Pricing includes member and non-member rates. Sessions will be held in private yoga room or yoga studio at Invivo Wellness.
Invivofitness.com

60 Minute Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 60 minute session = $80/$90

Initial 60 minute intake session + (5) 60 minute sessions = $375/$425

Initial 60 minute intake session + (10) 60 minute sessions = $700/$800

90 Minute Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 90 minute session = $120/$135

Initial 60 minute intake session + (5) 90 minute sessions = $575/$650

Initial 60 minute intake session + (10) 90 minute sessions = $1100/$1250

60 Minute Partner Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 60 minute session = $120/$135

Initial 60 minute intake session + (5) 60 minute sessions = $575/$650

Initial 60 minute intake session + (10) 60 minute sessions = $1100/$1250

Haleybird Yoga Studios

Sessions will be held in Studio A or B at Haleybird Studios.

haleybirdstudios.com

60 Minute Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 60 minute session = $90

Initial 60 minute intake session + (3) 60 minute sessions = $255

Initial 60 minute intake session + (6) 60 minute sessions = $480

90 Minute Yoga Therapy Sessions:

Initial 60 minute intake session + (1) 90 minute session = $125

Initial 60 minute intake session + (3) 90 minute sessions = $360

Initial 60 minute intake session + (6) 90 minute sessions = $690

*Student/special needs discounts or trade can be negotiated. Everyone deserves yoga. 

If you wish to purchase a larger package than listed above, volume discount can be negotiated.

Yoga for Women

Prenatal yoga

The physical and emotional body go through many changes during pregnancy and the practice of yoga can support these changes. Movement, strength, breath and meditation will all support your pregnancy, delivery and the health of your baby. I have guided many students safely through their pregnancies and continue to work with them post-pregnancy on rebuilding their core, pelvic floor and finding stillness during a very busy time in their life.

Pre & postnatal yoga opportunities

Private prenatal sessions can be scheduled at Invivo & Haleybird. (Yoga Therapy rate). These sessions can be catered to your specific needs throughout each trimester, preparing you for a strong delivery and a healthy recovery.

My group classes on Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Haleybird Studios are safe for the prenatal audience (with doctor & my approval!). Please introduce yourself if you join any of these classes and let me know how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether you have been having any physical discomfort.

Private post-natal sessions can be scheduled to help rebuild strength & confidence. Any of my weekly classes are safe for the post-natal audience (with doctor approval). If you wish to share the practice of yoga with your little one, I also offer Mom & Baby private sessions (Yoga Therapy rate) as well as group workshops from time to time.

Yoga and Fertility

The Yoga For Fertility Program at Practice Longevity aids your fertility through the integration of specific yoga postures to gently stretch and relax your muscles and connective tissues, and increase blood flow to  your pelvis and reproductive organs. Yoga classes incorporate relaxation meditation and breathing techniques to help create a state of inner awareness and a deeper sense of peace, to reduce stress, worry, and depression, and to help you regain  a better sense of balance and wellness in your life. Click here for more info about the six week series.

 

I hold a 500-hour Professional Yoga Therapist certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy as well as a Pre and Post-natal certification through the Global Yoga Center in Chicago. In addition, I have received certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for Pre/Post-Natal Fitness. I am certified in adult, infant and child CPR. Please contact me if you have any questions about my group classes or private fertility, pre or post-natal sessions.

Bio

Biz Casmer, PYT, RYT-500, E-RYT-200, ACE-cGFI

I have been teaching yoga since 2006 and enjoying the physical practice since 1999. I believe I’ve been learning and practicing the many other limbs of yoga my entire life. I enjoy dedicating my time and energy to sharing the gift of yoga with my students.

I am a Professional Yoga Therapist  (PYT-500) and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) through Integrative Yoga Therapy and the Yoga Alliance. I completed my 200-hour training through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. I am also a certified Pre and Post Natal Yoga Instructor through Global Yoga Center in Chicago, a Certified Group Fitness Instructor (c-GFI) through the America Council on Exercise (ACE), CPR and First Aid Certified and I am currently pursuing my 1000 hour Professional Yoga Therapist certification through Integrative Yoga Therapy. Yoga and Yoga Therapy are my passion and I look forward to sharing with others what continues to help me heal my own physical, energetic and emotional body.

In my previous life, I worked in the advertising world and I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Advertising and Spanish from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. In 2009 a job offer brought my husband here, and I decided I would join him on the adventure:-) Moving here from Minneapolis brought many opportunities and the biggest one was taking a chance on teaching yoga full time.  I let go of my corporate career in advertising and decided to focus my energy on helping people heal and get closer to their true self through the practice of yoga. I love and miss all the friends I made and the clients that I worked with in the advertising business, but being a Yoga instructor and Yoga therapist is my passion and I believe it to be my calling. I feel truly blessed to be doing what I love and sharing it with others each and every day.

In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, I enjoy spending time with my hubby Ian and my two dogs Walter and Willow. I love to run, bike, travel, spend time with my friends and family and partake in just about any activity outside when the weather is warm! When the weather isn’t nice, you can find me inside cooking, reading, vegging out or remodeling something in my home!

I specialize in Yoga Therapy for back care, chronic/adrenal fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and depression, weight loss, women’s health including pre/post-natal and menopause/hormonal challenges, Parkinson’s Disease and movement based yoga for strength and alignment (core specialty).

If you are interested in working with me for private yoga therapy, please contact me at biz@sunfloweryogatherapy.com

About Sunflower Yoga Therapy

Ever since I was a young girl, sunflowers have brought me warmth and happiness… and that is precisely what I hope to provide to you through my yoga instruction. It is my dream that everyone can be touched by the warmth of yoga at some point in their life and hopefully it will leave a lasting impression – becoming a way of life rather than just another form of exercise.

Many of us come to yoga for different reasons. It may originally be for exercise or deeper stretching, or maybe to rehabilitate a physical injury. The healing process generally begins with the physical body, but opens us up to healing our emotional and energetic bodies as well. Physical injuries, disease and emotional suffering can all be seen as a form of separation from body, mind and spirit and it is through yoga that we create a sense of union with ourself and all that is around us — healing this separation on all levels. Yoga is a powerful tool and guides us on the path to healing – and the healing comes from within. As a teacher, I consider myself a facilitator — igniting a spark within my students which triggers this healing process.

I love to guide students in a non-traditional matter. No library yoga in my classroom – but rather a friendly practice filled with physical and emotional challenges, meaningful music, heartfelt words and an overall sense of warmth and happiness. I encourage students to make each practice their own and grab whatever jumps out at them — be ok with opening yourself up to transformation and the possibilities of finding balance in your body, mind and spirit.

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