Starting in fall 2017, for the first time, Dance Spree will begin offering workshops - some dance-related, some less so - to provide the community with a holistic set of opportunities to stay healthy and happy through movement and inter-relations. Like the dance itself, these workshops will be offered at the lowest possible cost to make these services broadly accessible.

          Workshops will be listed in the order in which they began. Dates, times, and locations may be available on this page, but will be more easily viewable on the schedule page, or on the calendars on the homepage.


Dance Spree Morning Yoga

            When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 10:45am
          Where: First Churches, 11 Center St Northampton
               Cost: $10 for a drop-in, $5 with Dance Spree season pass
  Instructor:  Lynne Nicole Smith                          




Chi-Infused Yoga - where yoga and qigong unite
          I love teaching Chi-Infused Yoga where we take a gentle journey into what feels like meditation in motion as we explore the powerful and complimentary practices of gentle yoga and qigong. Breath is chi (life energy) itself and it is free medicine that catalyzes the body's existing healing mechanisms. We will do active and fun breathing exercises to build, circulate, and store energy in the body while releasing stress and difficult emotions.  We will let go and learn from water, exploring the graceful flow of qigong. We will access our deepest selves with gentle yoga as the mind becomes calm and clear and the body lets go of what it is holding on to. We will be in a safe, healing space together, finding a slow rhythm during the practice where healing happens as we gain the benefits of both yoga and qigong.

          Lynne Nicole is a senior trainer with the Institute of Integral Qigong and T'ai Chi and a Certified Yoga Instructor registered with Yoga Alliance.  She has taught Qigong since 2002 and Pranayama Yoga since 2005. Lynne has taught at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, The Omega Institute and The Esalen Institute with her primary teacher Dr. Roger Jahnke.
          Lynne Nicole has a home studio in Hadley, MA where she offers Qigong and Chi-Infused Yoga workshops and retreats.  She is launching a Chi-Infused Yoga Teacher Training Program in January of 2018.  Lynne is passionate and committed to both practices as being a powerful and profound personal transformational tool and preventative health method where students access The Healer Within.

          Elements of Chi-Infused Yoga include: *pranayama  *tapping  *slow moving sun salutations/gentle yoga  *stretching and lubricating the joints *qigong exercises *self-massage techniques  *shavasana  *meditation  *healing music to accompany the journey.



Want to offer your workshop through Dance Spree? Perhaps create a new one to offer to the community?
The answer is probably YES! Call Jasper at (413)658-7011 with your idea.