Schedule & Upcoming Events

Featured Events

    • Swing Loft: a Friday Night of WCS Fun!
      Swing Loft: a Friday Night of WCS Fun!

      Fri, Aug 4, 2017  8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

      We mostly teach WCS here but we do add in a few other dance lessons at times. Then come join us for a fun night of dancing! No Partner needed.

    • Goddess Night Out
      Goddess Night Out

      Fri, Aug 11, 2017  7:30 pm - 9:35 pm

      Bellydance Show ~ Sacred Dance Workshop ~ Yummy Veg Potluck ~ Fun surprises

    • Tango Jam
      Tango Jam

      Sat, Aug 12, 2017  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      Every 2nd Saturday of the month Sangha Space brings you a FREE event and opportunity to play Tango Music! Right before the Tango Hop!

    • Tango Hop, an Amazing Milonga
      Tango Hop, an Amazing Milonga

      Sat, Aug 12, 2017 - Sun, Aug 13, 2017  8:00 pm - 3:00 am

      Our favorite day of the month. Meet new friends and dance all night!

    • Swing Loft: a Friday Night of WCS Fun!
      Swing Loft: a Friday Night of WCS Fun!

      Fri, Sep 1, 2017  8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

      We mostly teach WCS here but we do add in a few other dance lessons at times. Then come join us for a fun night of dancing! No Partner needed.

Rates and Fees

 Pricing Options
Yoga

  • $15 - Drop-in

  • $25 - 3 Class per month

  • $50 - 8 Classes per Month

  • $99 - 30 Day Unlimited

Yoga Private LessonsPlease email us: info@sanghaspace.com to schedule a private lesson at Sangha Space, a time to focus on your practice.
Traditional Tango

  • $110.00 - 6 week Beginner Series

  • $40.00 - Advanced Beginner 2-week Crash Course (drop-in $25 each)

  • $20.00 Intermediate Tango Clinic

  • LEARNING PACKAGES

  • A. Beginner and Advanced-Beginner: (8 weeks) $120

  • B. Beginner, Advanced-Beginner and first Intermediate Class (continuous 12 weeks) $150

  • $20.00 - Thursday Clinic (This includes Practica!)

  • $10.00 - Thursday Practica

  • $15.00 - Tango Hop


Tango TutoringWork privately with one of our awesome staff instructors. Only $25 for 30 minutes. 9pm or 9:30pm on Thursdays!
Tango Private Lessons

  • $85.00 Single Lesson

  • $300.00 Package of 4 Lessons

  • $560.00 Package of 8 Lessons

West Coast Swing

  • $110.00 - 6 Week West Coast Swing Fundamentals Course

  • $20.00 - West Coast Swing Intermediate Drop-in

  • $15.00 Swing Loft

  • Private Lessons with Rob and Sheila: Contact Rob And Shelia

Instructors

Lori Coyle

Owner of Sangha Space and Instructor
lori@sanghaspace.com

As a dancer, Lori is known for her grace and strength. A student of movement arts for a lifetime and a devoted tango dancer, Lori can race a motorcycle as readily as she can lead and follow a beautiful back boleo. She believes that there is no technique without connection and no connection without technique, leaving Lori known for her sensual connectedness as a follower and as a leader. As a teacher, Lori is clear and compassionate and a master at building community. Her 25 years as a teacher of many arts gives her the opportunity to build curriculum that leads to educated dancers that treasure connection. She teaches for the University of Pennsylvania Tango Club, Swarthmore Tango Club, Delaware County Community College and is the owner of Sangha Space where her passion for teaching finds a home on the tango dance floor and the yoga mat each week in her hometown. You can learn more about Lori in her staff interview.

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Lori Coyle

Lori Coyle

Owner of Sangha Space and Instructor

Kate O'Mahony

Yoga Teacher

Kate, our certified yoga instructor, is all about good vibes. After graduating from Neumann University in 2014 and spending a few years in the business world, Kate wanted to find a deeper connection with herself and the world around her. She learned that in the busy world we live in, reconnecting with the breath, both on and off the mat, can help us grow in body, mind, and spirit. In February 2017, Kate received her RYT 200 in from Shambhava Yoga Konalani in Hawaii. Seeing what the practice of yoga has been able to satisfy in herself, both mentally and physically, she strives to help others learn and grow to achieve that same fulfillment.

In addition to her daily practice, Kate enjoys being outside, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and family.

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Kate O'Mahony

Kate O'Mahony

Yoga Teacher

Jamie and Synthia Wilkinson

Yoga Teachers

Husband and wife yogis, Jaime and Synthia will argue that yoga is something they’ve both done since birth. They formally found Kemetic yoga in 2014 and became certified in Jamaica in 2015. Kemetic yoga focuses on deep relaxation, the breath and stillness of the mind to create a state of harmony. A state of being that Jaime and Synthia wish to share with you. Their quest as yoga practitioners led them to Egypt (Kemet), the birthplace of Kemetic Yoga in 2016. They were amazed to see yogic postures, breathing and meditation practices on temple walls for themselves. They can share some of these practices with you. Off the mat Jaime and Synthia can be caught planning another trip to visit ancient civilizations. They take pride in being book worms and love playing with their dogs Remy and Luna. Cooking a good vegan meal or exploring the area’s best festivals and cultural events is often on their schedule. Come see what Kemetic yoga is all about in class or a private session. Prepare to be challenged!

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Jamie and Synthia Wilkinson

Jamie and Synthia Wilkinson

Yoga Teachers

Tina Skinner

Yoga Teacher

Tina Skinner, E-RYT, 500, YACEP, is a lifelong student of yoga, and brings many schools of practice and theory to the mat. A newcomer to the tango scene, she's a regular at the West Coast Swing Tuesdays and has discovered that yoga's gifts of breath, balance, relaxation, and focused mind have revolutionized her skills after decades of social dance.

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Tina Skinner

Tina Skinner

Yoga Teacher

Howard Schwarz

Tango Staff

Since his first steps, Howard has been following his tango journey through dedicated dancing, traveling nationally to festivals, marathons and more and taking the pilgrimage to Buenos Aires more than once to muster up the mastery of additional skills. Howard is a regular at Philadelphia milongas along with his tango partner and girlfriend, Rita Berenshteyn. Howard has performed with Lori Coyle at Princeton, Newark, Sangha Space and Media Theatre. Howard and Rita have performed at Sangha Space and in Indianapolis. And Howard’s reputation as a musical dancer that is fun to dance with has inspired classes simply called “What Would Howard Do?”. Come to Sangha Space on 2nd Thursdays to find out! You can read Howard's hilarious interview with Rita here!

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Howard Schwarz

Howard Schwarz

Tango Staff

Rita Berenshteyn

Tango Staff

Rita has a fiery flare in her dedication to the art of tango dancing. Leaving other dance forms behind once the tango obsession took hold, Rita has become a coveted leader and follower in the Philadelphia Tango community. Some have even likened her to be a "force of nature on the dancefloor"! Howard and Rita have performed at Sangha Space Tango, in Indianapolis and are often the center of attention on the social dance floor. Read Rita's snappy interview with Howard here. She promises that you will laugh when you do!

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Rita Berenshteyn

Rita Berenshteyn

Tango Staff

Meghaan Carter

Tango Staff

Meghaan started learning tango to dance at her wedding to the wonderful and talented Ivan Carter. She knew after her first lesson that she would be studying Argentine tango for the rest of her life. Meghaan brings her energy and enthusiasm to her teaching and learns from each of her students. Meghaan has also managed to recruit her mother and brother to Sangha Space’s warm and inviting community. When she is not zoo keeping or teaching tango she enjoys reading and being with her son. Meg taught the Beginner Tango Course for two years and can now be found teaching the Tango Clinic on fourth Thursdays!

Check out her interview HERE.

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Meghaan Carter

Meghaan Carter

Tango Staff

Kristina McFadden

Tango Staff

Tango became an instant passion as Krissy took her first steps 9 years ago. Dedication and eagerness to master tango led her to move to Buenos Aires and study with every tango and body movement specialist that inspired her. Now an established and cherished instructor, Krissy teaches in the Philadelphia area.

As a dancer, Krissy is known for her inspired musicality and grounded presence. Though drawn to the athleticism of modern tango dancing, her versatility takes her over pre-established style boundaries with a goal to be fluent in everyone’s embrace. Her enthusiasm and laid-back approach creates an easy-going learning environment, where students feel relaxed and inspired. Krissy emphasizes the importance for both leaders and followers to put technique, creativity and joy on equal grounds.

You can learn more about Krissy by reading her sweet & spunky guest interview here!

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Kristina McFadden

Kristina McFadden

Tango Staff

Rob and Sheila

West Coast Swing Instructors
robandsheila@sanghaspace.com

Our partnership began in 1991, learning Country-Western at a dance hall in Westville, NJ. Dancing has since become our way of life and has brought us many good times and many more good friends .

We danced Country & Western for a couple of years, learning all the partner dances with 2 Step being our favorite, then visited a little 3 day convention in Cape May, N.J. where we were mesmerized by West Coast Swing. We started taking lessons in West Coast and quickly became addicted. Before long we were competing and traveling to events from coast to coast.

In the mid – 90’s we began teaching WCS and hosting local dances, and after a few years of teaching, hosting, and traveling the West Coast Swing national circuit of events, we were introduced to Carolina Shag, the official state dance of South Carolina. This smooth style swing dance captured our hearts the minute we saw it and we traveled the Shag circuit for years, competing in CSA contests throughout the South and demonstrating and teaching this dance to anyone who would give us a chance.

In the year 2000 we founded the Delaware Valley Shag & Swing Club and are to this day, the acting president and vice-prez of this not-for-profit dance group.. In 2005, after having danced on several competitive WCS and Carolina Shag dance teams, we organized, coached and choreographed The Atrium Swing Team, the first West Coast Swing performance team in the Phila/S. Jersey area. We did a second team in 2007, and then a third team in 2008.

In 2009 we joined the World Swing Dance Council as professional members, and in 2012 realized our longtime dream in creating Freedom Swing Dance Challenge, a WSDC registry event, and hosting it right here in Philadelphia. Two years later, we added the Philly Swing Classic, another 3 day WCS event, which we hosted in the fall of 2013, and which will be added to the list of WSDC registry events in 2014.

Our love for music and dance has taken us to many exciting places; we’ve danced and met many fun and interesting people, danced and developed some wonderful friendships, we’ve danced and and learned so much along the way. Welcome to our world of dance. As you can see, we teach dance; DJ dances; host dances, offer group and private lessons and more. We hope you’ll join us somewhere for a lesson, an event, a party or just a dance.

Your own world of dance awaits you!

In case you're still on the fence about taking their classes, we interviewed them for you so you could get to know them a little bit more before you come! Check it out by clicking here.

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Rob and Sheila

Rob and Sheila

West Coast Swing Instructors

Najia

Belly Dance Instructor
bealivinggoddess@gmail.com

Come nourish your soul with Najia, a Philadelphia, PA based performer, teacher, and choreographer of the ancient art of Middle Eastern dance. Najia’s unique training method and certifications will awaken the goddess within you. Her passion for dancing has led her to study with international dance stars throughout the globe as well as performing throughout this country and abroad. Najia made regular trips to the Middle East for over a decade, typically spending two to three months a year researching dance and bringing this wealth of knowledge home to her students and the stage.

Najia's desire to share her knowledge from her influential teachers, Sahra Saeeda, Aszmara, Jehan, Elena Lentini, Delilah , Dina and Nagwa Said led her to produce over a hundred hafla shows, events and workshops for dancers since 1998. Her students have the opportunity to study with these world famous bellydancers and perform in shows with them. Najia is known for her beautiful, soulful, cultural and passionate approach to Middle Eastern dance. She is also a professional artist, performer, teacher and award winning choreographer.

"Najia is the most qualified bellydance teacher in the Philadelphia area. She has trained numerous professional dancers who now work here and her authentic style is reflected in her students. We are happy to have her represent our Arabic culture and show people the true dance and correct way."

- Casablanca Moroccan Restaurant in Philadelphia

We interviewed her and she had a lot to share with us! Read it HERE.

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Najia

Najia

Belly Dance Instructor

Chris Welc

Yoga Teacher and Tango Staff

Chris Welc has been a part of the Sangha Space community for over three years. As a longtime student of yoga, he continues to refine his practice here under the guidance of his teacher Pamela Lee. He is a member of the inaugural class of Grow Yoga instructors at Sangha Space. His teaching emphasizes deep steady breathing, slow flow progressions, and gently held asanas. When not on his yoga mat, Chris studies Argentine Tango under the tutelage of Lori Coyle. You can read his very sweet staff interview <a href="http://www.sanghaspace.com/chris-welc/" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about him!

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Chris Welc

Chris Welc

Yoga Teacher and Tango Staff

Judy Ryan

Tango Staff

Judy discovered tango nine years ago when she attended the free lesson that precedes the monthly Tango Hop. Mesmerized by Lori’s moves, she decided that this needed to be a part of her life. Now, when traveling, tango is always on the agenda. Friends have been made worldwide thanks to this wonderful community, many of whom have been guests at her “Hostel”. Encouraged from day one to lead and follow has broadened Judy’s tango vocabulary and she is seldom seen sitting. We interviewed her and she gave us lots of warm fuzzies, read it here!

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Judy Ryan

Judy Ryan

Tango Staff

Deborah “Lil Debbie” Goldberg

One of Three Crazy Ladies

Lil Debbie has wild hair, eccentric outfits and kind eyes. She is super cute and always ready with a hug and that “I understand, honey” glance. She bakes for us each week and treats us to birthday cakes every month. Sometimes she even takes requests. Some of her specialties include: lemon lavender cookies (really!), vegan salted-caramel icing over a pumpkin cake, award winning caramelitas and her ubiquitous “we expect it” vegan banana bread… you should try some! You should also check out her totally adorbs interview <a href="http://www.sanghaspace.com/meet-our-very-own-little-debbie/" target="_blank">HERE</a>.

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Deborah “Lil Debbie” Goldberg

Deborah “Lil Debbie” Goldberg

One of Three Crazy Ladies

Deborah Cascarino

Photographer and Dancer

Debbie discovered Tango in 2006 when she began to take group and private lessons with Lori at the studio. She has been an active member ever since and part of the Sangha Space Tango community. Her other love is nature and landscape photography which she has enjoyed and shared for over 20 years. Debbie's first solo photography exhibition was at Lori's studio in Media in January 2007. Since then she has exhibited throughout the area and has given many multi-media presentations of her photography. At the monthly Tango Hop, Debbie dances and takes the Hop photographs that appear on the Sangha Space Facebook page. We interviewed her about her passion for photography and learned some surprising things: check it out!

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Deborah Cascarino

Deborah Cascarino

Photographer and Dancer

Gabrielle LeBlanc

Yoga Teacher

Gabrielle (Gabi) grew up in California, where she dove into yoga at a tender age and became a registered yoga teacher before she graduated high school. She favorite asana is Mermaid Pose, and hopes to learn to levitate someday. Her dog, Ayla, reminds her to always live in the present moment, especially while connecting to nature, romping in the woods. Gabi is very happy to answer any and all yoga questions that may puzzle you, please don't be shy. She is also available for private yoga sessions if you are interested in kick-starting or deepening your movement practice!

Read more about her in this interview: &lt;a href="http://www.sanghaspace.com/meet-gabi/"&gt;CLICK HERE&lt;/a&gt;.

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Gabrielle LeBlanc

Gabrielle LeBlanc

Yoga Teacher

Elizabeth (Liz) Pascale

Tango Staff

Elizabeth started dancing Argentine tango in 2005 when she saw a performance at a ballroom studio that captivated her. That fall she started college and immediately sought out the tango club -- she hasn’t looked back since! Having moved to a few different states over the past decade, Elizabeth always searched out the tango community in every new place. That’s what led her to Sangha Space in 2013, and she is now excited to deepen her relationship with tango as a Sangha Space Intern. By day, Elizabeth works in Marketing, Sales, and Communications. She also has an M.S. in Conservation Biology, with a background in land management, environmental monitoring and assessment, and insect conservation. Outside of Sangha Space, you can often find her out dancing in one of the many other styles she loves, training in Krav Maga, volunteering at Tyler Arboretum, creating sets at local theatres, or traveling.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Pascale

Elizabeth (Liz) Pascale

Tango Staff

Mona Assayag

Tango Staff

Mona started dancing tango in Paris where she grew up. After moving to Philadelphia in June 2016 she quickly found herself coming back to Sangha Space again and again… She is very excited about learning how to be a leader while diving into the subtleties of following. She hopes she can help build an inclusive tango community here at Sangha. Beyond tango, Mona plays the cello, enjoys experimenting with spices in the kitchen and loves hiking, especially when it involves discovering secret creeks for a plunge at the end.

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Mona Assayag

Mona Assayag

Tango Staff

Blaire Cain

Yoga Intern

Blaire has been a yoga intern at Sangha Space since September 2016. She has been practicing yoga for over ten years, and is involved in a long-term love affair with inversions. Blaire is a psychology graduate student and hopes to collaborate her love of yoga and art with trauma-based therapy. Away from her mat, Blaire is a social worker, runner, and best friend to her dog, Zeus. She enjoys Thai food, bare feet, and red wine. Blaire may be found buried under an ever-growing pile of books.We interviewed her so you can get to know her more: Click here!

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Blaire Cain

Blaire Cain

Yoga Intern

Ian Garrity

Yoga Intern

Ian has been attending yoga classes at Sangha Space since late October of 2016 and recently became an intern in January, 2017. Before Sangha, Ian stumbled across yoga 2 years prior to these events in an effort to discover a way to fill the void and improve his physical and mental well being. Ian is currently in a transitional stage in life and hopes that the internship will assist not only in additional self-discovery but in making his path in life clearer as well. Ian is a musician and poet who plays the piano and ukulele. He can often be found out on nature hikes and urban explorations with friends or alone. When alone, tunes leak non-stop from his headphones. He also enjoys snuggle time with his cat, Champ.

Read Ian's interview here!

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Ian Garrity

Ian Garrity

Yoga Intern













Rental Space Available

Sangha Space can host many events!

Ongoing Events and Classes

Have a passion you want to share? Need a place to regularly bring people together for a practice? Sangha Space is a perfect spot for movement based classes, informational gatherings and recurring social events.

Hourly rentals can start as low as $50/hr depending on your needs. Please contact info@sanghaspace.com to book your event and to learn more.

about us

Our Story…

 
In 2005 we started our first social dance, Tango Hop. Our goal was to bring the joyful, fascinating experience of Argentine Tango dancing to the town we loved, Media, PA. And from this event a community of local dancers began to grow and we all began to move together. We first connect with ourselves, strengthening our own mind/body connections. We connect with others through this movement in classes and in social dance settings. And we connect to the larger community, reminding us that our movement is part of our practice of living a healthy life, a life rich with connections. These connections are part of all healthy movement arts practices. We wanted to create a space where people can move toward a healthier, fuller life. A space that offers the opportunity for connections and community. Welcome to Sangha Space: connecting people through movement.

contact

We are located in the heart of Media, Pennsylvania. Close to Philadelphia and Wilmington, Media is a charming town with a main street full of restaurants, art and more.

  • Address: 116 West Baltimore Avenue, Media, PA 19063
  • Phone: (610) 864-2323
  • Email: info@sanghaspace.com
  • Events and Bookings: lori@sanghaspace.com
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