Thursday, July 2, 2009

July is here with both sunshine and rain, and later this month Nicole Carlin returns to Philadelphia from London to teach Yoga and a Burlesque workshop at the studio.

Details from Nicole on the Yoga Class:

If you are brand spanking new to yoga, or need a bit of a refresher course, this 4-week Intro to Yoga workshop is perfect for everyone (even seasoned yogis need some ‘Back to Basics’ time). In this course, we’ll explore the physical asanas (postures) of yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and yogic philosophy, in a supportive and non-competitive environment. Classes will be dynamic and exploratory, tailored to meet the needs of the students present. You don’t have to be able to twist up into a pretzel to practice yoga and through this course you’ll find new strength, flexibility and peace of mind.

Workshop dates: 16 July, 23 July, 6 August, 13 August (Please note: there is no class July 30)
Time: Thursday evenings 6-7pm
Price: Advance booking recommended $40 for 4 week course/$35 with valid student ID, drop-in $12 per class. Contact: Email or visit for information on how to book

And here are details from Nicole on the Burlesque Workshop:

"All the way from the U.K., Pop Fizz Burlesque presents a 4-week Burlesque dance workshop. If you've ever been inspired by images of burlesque stars or pinup queens, this is the workshop for you! Get in on the glitter, glamor, and humor of this uniquely fabulous and female empowering art form in a friendly and supportive environment. This workshop is suitable for all body types, shapes, sizes and no dance experience is necessary. You’ll walk into the course shy and walk out feeling confident 4 weeks later. We will be studying the art and history of Burlesque, posturing and walking, putting moves such as shimmy-shake and bump-n-grind into a creative dance routine, working with props, such as feather boas, hats and fans and playing with persona and character. There is no nudity involved in the workshop, but you should dress in a way that makes you feel sexy and confident (high-heels are a bonus!) Advance booking is required and at the end of the workshop the props are yours to keep! You will receive a complete workshop syllabus upon booking."

Workshop dates: 16 July, 23 July, 6 August, 13 August (Please note: there is no class July 30)
Time: Thursday evenings 7:30-9pm. Advance booking highly recommended $65 for 4 week course/$60 with valid student ID (All materials included). More details here at

Nicole's Bio:

Nicole Carlin is a certified Hatha yoga teacher with Iyengar alignment/precision. She received her certification along with a life changing experience at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. In Bristol, U.K. Nicole teaches Vinyasa flow yoga and Spiral Yoga Dance at Bristol City Yoga and Yogasara, yoga for children and also teaches Burlesque dancing and Cheerleading for Pink Kitten Dance School. Nicole has a BA in Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia and a MA in Gender, Sexuality, Politics and Culture from Birkbeck University, London. Her career goal is to combine her love of travel, yoga and dance and create a class for women to help them get in touch with their bodies and foster a safe environment for exploring self-love, positive body image and healthy sexuality. She is available to teach private lessons for both yoga and Burlesque, as well as Bachelorette, Birthday and Hen Burlesque parties. Please contact popfizzburlesque[at] for Burlesque and[at] for Yoga.

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