Classes

From single session to six-week intensives, we offer a variety of classes for all types of folks.

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Yoga for Anxiety (In-Person)

Feeling anxious is something we all experience from time to time. It is natural to worry about life- it means that we care. However, sometimes the mind takes its job of thinking a little bit too seriously creating panic and unmanageable thoughts.

 

This 1.5 hour workshop creates space for you to move through your own thoughts and feelings to connect deeply to your body.

 

Sun + Soul Shine Yoga founder, Julie Strittmatter, has been using mindfulness and yoga to aid her with anxiety for the last decade. This workshop is one of her ways of giving back some of the gifts she has received from these practices.

 

Thursday, September 1st 6:30-8pm 
$35/person

 

6:30-7:30 Yoga Practice

This practice is specifically designed to help ground energies and connect to the body when it feels as though the mind has taken over.

 

7:30-8:00 Mindful Tools

Julie will share proven techniques to help manage anxiety such as breath practices, journaling exercises, and physical movements. There will be opportunity for sharing, questions, and journaling.

 

Preregistration is required as class is capped at 12 participants. BYO mat!

 

Take some time to care for YOU! Reserve your space today.

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Sabbat School: Mabon (In-Person)

Witches and pagans across the world celebrate annual holidays called sabbats. A Novel Idea invites you on a year long journey detailing the histories, mythologies, and rituals of eight common “witch celebrations.” Each class is taught around two weeks prior to the day. This way, attendees can use this knowledge gained to celebrate the holiday with the knowledge and prepared ritual pieces! The series has optional add-on ritual kits that align to the classwork and help with ritual preparation. Payment plans are available. Please inquire at books@anovelideaphilly.com.

 

Mabon welcomes the autumn season and celebrates the equinox. This sabbat takes place September 21 this year. Join us on September 15, 2022 from 6-9pm to learn the details of Mabon’s history and ritual. We will focus on academic understandings of the holiday and pair it with divination, herbs, spell work, and other modes of popular celebration.

 

This course will also focus on kitchen and hearth witchcraft as this specific sabbat encourages practitioners to think about the hearth, home, safety, and feasting. Kitchen witchcraft is an accessible form of magic that takes a daily task and adds a touch of ritual to it. Hearth and home magic allows us to define home for ourselves and pushes us to make our living space magical in many different ways!

 

Participants will come together to combine the workings of Mabon and kitchen witchery by creating herbal cooking oils, working a simple tea spell, and/or putting together some no-baked magical baked goods! We will also have some moments to discuss the beauty of the “descent” into our personal underworlds.

 

This class will take place at A Novel Idea on Passyunk on Thursday, September 15th from 6-9pm. Masks are required for all attendees.

 

About the Instructor

Ash Yezuita, heathen and witch for two decades, will introduce new folks to Mabon and deepen the practice of long-time celebrants as we come together for a three-hour session. The three hours include lecture, discussion, and an opportunity to create and prepare your personal Mabon celebrations.

 

Pricing:
$75/session