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JANUARY 2016
winter yin workshop
NEW YEAR YIN WORKSHOP
with Helen Marotta, RYT
Saturday, January 2
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

As the seasons transition from fall to winter, consider spending a few hours relaxing and taking aquiet journey inward with the beautiful meditative practice of yin yoga. Yin yoga targets connective tissue, ligaments, and bones. Only if we keep the muscles very quiet can the effects of a deep stretch sink into the joints, enabling them to remain healthy.

The practice will consist of:
• Movement of Internal Energy
• Stillness of Body
• Stillness of Mind
• Stillness of Breath
• Holding a Pose for 3 - 5 Minutes
• Healing Sound

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please pregister

$25
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Breathe Practice

BREATHE
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, January 3
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

A nourishing practice designed to soften and open the body so the breath can flow with ease. Instructor Katie Louvat will guide students through a gentle asana practice, including some long-held restorative postures and myofacial release techniques, to free the diaphragm, dissolve muscle tension, and create space for unhindered respiration. The afternoon will include periods of focused breath-work and quiet meditation.

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please pregister

$30
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curbing cravings

Curbing Cravings
Learn The Mindful Way through Relapse & Urges
with JJ Lee, M Ed, LADC
Based on the pioneering work of Jon Kabat Zinn,
Creator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
8 Mondays, Jan. 11 - Feb. 29, 7:45 - 9:15 pm

Free introductory session
on Monday, Jan. 4, 7:45 - 9:15 pm


Change the way you respond to urges and cravings…
Whether you're trying to eliminate unconscious overeating patterns, maintain abstinence from alcohol or
drugs, stop smoking, or interrupt other problem behaviors, a dysfunctional "auto pilot" can throw you off course. Using this mindful method you can consciously aect how you respond to urges and cravings.


CEUs for Yoga Teachers and 300 hour Teacher Training Credit

JJ Lee
JJ Lee, M. Ed. , LADC, LADC-S is best known as a Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Sage Healing Arts, Reno, NV and as a presenter at world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest residential yoga center in the United States. Widely recognized as an inspirational teacher, JJ uses her immense experience, limitless warmth, and a healthy dollop of humor to motivate groups and individuals in her workshops and programs. JJ's yoga CD Coffee Breaks: Perfect Yoga for an Imperfect Worldwill be available at the workshops. Reach JJ at 775.335.5625 or on the web at www. commitmentwhisperer.com

$125 by 1/5
$150 after 1/5
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Mat to Metaphor Workshop

Mat to Metaphor
Yoga for Self Discovery with JJ Lee, M Ed, LADC
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED

Free introductory session
on Monday, Jan. 4, 1:45 - 3:45 pm


What does your yoga posture tell you about your life?
Find out at this class series!


Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy—a Different Way to Experience Yoga
There's a wealth of information inside your body:  unresolved emotional and physical experiences store in your cells hidden from awareness; blocks related to mental or emotional tension become aches and pains.  There is a link between sensations in your body and issues in your life.

A Mind-Body Transformation Technology
You probably believe there is some relevant connection between body and our mind though you may not have experienced the power of this connection directly.  Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is an invitation to explore this connection and to experience its richness as well as its beneficial impact on physical, mental, and emotional health. 

It's Yoga – Off the Mat…
Both experienced and novice yoga practitioners find it helpful to go beyond the basics by facilitating an inward journey with reflective dialogue and supported postures.  With this support, you can understand what's happening in your body and therefore what's happening in your life: How you show up in your body has everything to do with how you show up in life.    

In this six-week experiential workshop series you can…

  • Tune into yourself at a deeper level and experience a mind-body connection
  • Connect sensations, feelings, thoughts, images to explore your body's life metaphors
  • Create a tangible action step integrating your learning into daily life 
  • Achieve serenity, peace, calm, and direction

Based in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, this workshop incorporates partnered yoga, meditation, body-imagery, teaching, journaling, and sharing to embrace the hidden wisdom your body reveals when your mind is still enough for you to hear it.
Find out more about how the mind-body link shows up in
your life with this life-transforming workshop!
(previous yoga experience not necessary)


CEUs for Yoga Teachers and 300 hour Teacher Training Credit

JJ Lee, M. Ed. , LADC, LADC-S is best known as a Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Sage Healing Arts, Reno, NV and as a presenter at world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest residential yoga center in the United States. Widely recognized as an inspirational teacher, JJ uses her immense experience, limitless warmth, and a healthy dollop of humor to motivate groups and individuals in her workshops and programs. JJ's yoga CD Coffee Breaks: Perfect Yoga for an Imperfect Worldwill be available at the workshops. Reach JJ at 775.335.5625 or on the web at www. commitmentwhisperer.com

$180 by 1/5
$200 after 1/5 THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED
Yoga and Arurvada

Balancing Mind & Body on the Mat - Yoga & Ayurveda
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
January 9 & 10
Saturday & Sunday, 1-5 pm

Living in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
In this workshop we will explore the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda to restore balance for a healthy mind and body. According to Ayurveda, our physical bodies are composed of three different doshas known as Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. All three doshas constantly fluctuate according to our environment, our diet, the seasons, the climate, our age, and many more factors. Discover how your mind and body feels “in” or “out” of balance through the practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

Restoring your natural state of bliss & balance
• Introduction to practical yoga and Ayurvedic principles to restore balance for a healthy body and mind.
• Determine your own unique dosha.
• Explore how pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas, and meditation can restore your natural state of balance and bliss.
• Enjoy a delicious Ayurvedic cooking demonstration by Laura Hennings and learn easy recipes to improve sleep, stimulate digestion, boost the immune system, relieve stress and anxiety.

Takeaways: Handout with an introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda with yoga sequences and Ayurvedic nutrition tips for balancing the doshas.

What to bring: Yoga mat and journal. Plus write out your diet/nutrition needs and questions about doshas.

Monica Limon
Monica Limon, RYT500
Join Monica in restoring the natural state of balance and bliss for the mind and body while exploring the benefits of traditional yoga in our modern daily lives. Learn simple techniques to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart through the practice of pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas and meditation. Monica has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010 – she completed her 500 Hour Teacher Training Program with Kim Orenstein at Yoga Loka in Reno, NV. PeaceOmYoga.com


Laura Hennings
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Laura founded her ayurveda practice Home to Heal in Reno Nevada in 1991. She has based her business philosophy on an old ayurvedic proverb, when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Her focus is teaching clients food therapy and rejuvenation. Specializing in panchkarma, cooking classes and herbal remedies. Hometoheal@prodigy.net

$140

YOGA BASICS I
With Kim Allcock

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
January 14 - February 18

An introductory course taught in six week sessions, intro-ducing the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. Designed specifically for the new student or for those who would like a refresher. Pre-registration is required. A yoga mat is required (available for purchase $30-35).

$91 (six weekly classes) THIS SESSION IS FULL
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Skeletal Variations

Skeletal Variations
A Course for Teachers and Curious Yoga Practitioners
Inspired by Paul Grilley's teachings with
Iva Neveux
January 22 - 24
Friday 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Sat & Sun 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn about your own skeletal uniqueness and how it affects your ability to practice asana. Explore the concept of tension and compression and where your limitations are. Redfine where the expectations for your practice should be. Teachers will learn to analyze what an asana practitioner can and cannot do in a posture and how to safely make the pose work for the student or nd another pose that will target the same area.

You will learn/refresh some fundamental anatomical terminology; we will analyze the movements in the fourteen joint segments of our bodies and learn to identify which joints/muscle groups are involved in a yoga posture.

Our learning process will focus on observation, self practice and hands on approach with other participants.

All levels of experience welcome!
CEUs for Yoga Teachers and 500 hour Teacher Training Credit

$210 by 1/12
$240 after 1/12
FEBRUARY 2016
Yoga and Qigong Workshop
SPRING YIN YOGA & QIGONG WORKSHOP
Support for the Liver/Gallbladder
with Helen Marotta, RYT
Saturday, February 6
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Time to move that heavy winter energy with a gentle YinYoga/QiGong Spring Liver/Gallbladder Workshop. Spring starts on February 4 in the Chinese lunar calendar. The element associated with spring is wood and the organs are the liver (yin) and gallbladder (yang). Liver: The main functions of the liver are to cleanse and regulate the supply of blood to the rest of the body and to maintain the body's defense mechanisms.The liver also regulates the functions of the nervous system. Gallbladder: The gallbladder participates in the digestion and transformation of nutrients and is responsible for storing and secreting bile which is made by the liver.

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please pregister

$25
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Family Yoga

FAMILY YOGAwith Michelle Roberts
Come by for some pre-game fun!
Sunday, February 7
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

For ages 4 and older

Want to do something fun, healthy and energizing with your kids? Come to family Yoga! (Tell your friends too!) This class is designed to be fun and energizing while strengthening and stretching the muscles and increasing balance. We will start with some breath work, move through warm up poses, balancing poses, stretching poses and end with savasana (relaxation).

For ages 4 and older - NOTE: If kids are 8 years or older, parents are welcome to drop them off for the session and pick them up after class.

$20 for the first two family members
$5 each additional family member
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Sleeping Buddha
REST DEEPLY - Sunday Restorative Practice
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, Feb 7
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

"Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place." -Tao Te Ching

Enjoy a quiet, therapeutic, and deeply nourishing afternoon of restorative yoga. In a relaxed state, your parasympathetic nervous system becomes dominant and the body is able to heal itself, reversing the physiological, mental, and spiritual effects of chronic stress. During this two hour practice, instructor Katie Louvat will guide you through a thoughtfully sequenced combination of supported postures, myofacial release, breath-work and meditation that will leave you deeply rested and renewed.

Use this practice to:
* decrease insomnia, mental fatigue, and chronic muscle tension
* balance your energy level and increase mental alertness
* improve cardiovascular, digestive, and circulatory health
* alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
* strengthen your immune system, support your body's natural healing process and more …

Please bring a personal eye pillow if you own one and dress in layers.

Space is limited, please pre-register.

$30
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Valentines Day Workshop

Valentine's Day Partner Practice with Nadya Bair
For All Levels of Students
Sunday, February 14
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Bring your loved one (a spouse, friend, or relative) for an all-levels, well-rounded Iyengar practice. You will learn basic adjustments to help your partner feel more stability, alignment, and space in their yoga poses. The class will end with a restorative sequence and conclude just in time for your Valentine's Day dinner reservation!

$50 per couple
Prenatal Workshop
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training -Module A (45 Hours)
with
Kim Allcock, RPYT, RYT500 and Mandy Colbert, RPYT, RYT

THIS TRAINING IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED
Please stay tuned for further information.

Plus attendence at regularly scheduled prenatal classes TBA.

Prenatal yoga provides numerous benefits to mother and baby. In this training yoga teachers, doulas and other birth professionals will learn to safely and effectively lead prenatal yoga practice, and pregnant practitioners will find a deeper experience of yoga and pregnancy.

Participants must have a working knowledge of basic alignment principles and have completed a 200-hour basic yoga teacher training OR at least one year of dedicated yoga practice.

Topics include:
· The benefits of yoga for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
· Anatomy and physiology of mother and baby
· Asana, pranayama and meditation for pregnant practitioners
· The importance of pelvic alignment
· Therapeutic applications of yoga for pregnancy and labor
· Contraindications for the prenatal practitioner
· Experiencing, designing and leading prenatal yoga classes

This is part of a 2-part training that comprises 85 hours of instruction and meets the Yoga Alliance's standards for prenatal yoga teachers. It is possible to participate in Part I only. Part 1 is a required pre-requisite for participation in Part 2 (offered Autumn 2015, dates TBA). Participants completing both parts will be eligible to apply for Yoga Alliance RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) designation.

Part 2 will include: (see August 2016)
· Improving skills and finding your authentic voice as a teacherAdvanced sequencing and using flow in pre- and post-natal classes
· Understanding the role of a teacher
· How to start, promote and keep a prenatal class running
· Detailed study of prenatal/postnatal postures & anatomy
· Understanding fetal development
· Partner yoga, mom and baby yoga
· The 4th trimester for mom and babe
· Infant massage and developmental movement of babies
· Cultural attitudes toward birth, history of birth


CEUs for Yoga Teachers and 500 hour Teacher Training Credit are also available for completing either or both parts of this training. (The hours can be applied to EITHER the RYT500 or the RPYT status but not both)

$775 by 1/3/15 (Level 1) THIS TRAINING IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED
Please stay tuned for further information.
$875 after 1/3/15 (Level 1) THIS TRAINING IS BEING RE-SCHEDULED
Please stay tuned for further information.

YOGA BASICS II
With Kim Allcock

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
February 25 - March 31

An introductory course taught in six week sessions, intro-ducing the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. Designed specifically for the new student or for those who would like a refresher. Pre-registration is required. A yoga mat is required (available for purchase $30-35).

Yoga Basics II is a continuation of Basics I. Students will continue to explore the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. New students are also welcome to attend.

$91 (six weekly classes)
$73 discount for returning students
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Exploring Asana Workshop

Exploring Asana:
With Kim Allcock, Ph.D., E-RYT 500
Saturday & Sunday, February 27 - 28

Why and how do we do the poses we do?

Join senior Yoga Loka teacher Kimberly Allcock for an in-depth exploration of Asana. This course includes a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and active practice including hands on adjustments. It is part of Yoga Loka’s 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training and provides 9 CEU’s for yoga teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Saturday February 27 “East meets West: Backbends and Forward Folds”

Explore the biomechanics, energetics, and benefits of forward folds and backward bends. Become aware of common stress points and release valves, and learn ways to help yourself (and your students) deepen your physical practice without strain

Session 1 (12:30-2:30 PM) Understanding the movement of spine, hips and shoulder girdle is key to safe and effective backward and forward bending.  This practical approach to stretching the East (backward bending) and stretching the West (forward folding) is appropriate for students of all levels and experience.

Session 2 (3:00-5:30 PM) In an in-depth continuation of the theme from Session 1, we will explore the energetics, physiology and biomechanics of shoulder, spinal, pelvic and hip movement. This session is open to all levels, and is particularly appropriate for intermediate practitioners seeking deeper understanding of asana as well as for teachers seeking to understand the mechanics of asana in different bodies and to assist their students safely and effectively.

Sunday February 28 “Work meets Play: Inversions and Arm Balances”

Do you remember flipping upside down or standing on your hands just for fun as a child? You can still do it! Inversions and arm balances are exhilarating, confidence building, and fun. They also increase strength, core stability and breath efficiency.  It’s time to challenge your perspective and take some time out to play.

Session 3 (12:30-2:30 PM): Learn the biomechanical and energetic components of successful and safe inversions including headstand and handstand. Learn about Bandhas and how to recruit your vital energy as you play with balancing on your hands and arms. While this course is appropriate for students of all levels and experience, some aspects may be more physically strenuous than sessions 1 and 2.

Session 4 (3:00-5:30 PM) In an in-depth continuation of the theme from Session 3, we will explore the energetics, physiology and biomechanics of balance and inversion, including entries, exits and transitions between postures. This session is open to all levels, and is particularly appropriate for intermediate practitioners seeking both deeper understanding and physical challenge as well as for teachers interested in learning to assist their students safely and effectively in inversions and balancing poses. 

$115 FULL WEEKEND (before Feb 20)
$150 FULL WEEKEND (after Feb 20)
$30 SESSION 1 (before Feb 20)
$40 SESSION 1 (after Feb 20)
$35 SESSION 2 (before Feb 20)
$45 SESSION 2 (after Feb 20)
$30 SESSION 3 (before Feb 20)
$40 SESSION 3 (after Feb 20)
$35 SESSION 4 (before Feb 20)
$45 SESSION 4 (after Feb 20)

MARCH 2016
AyervadaKapha

Yoga & Ayurveda for Kapha Season
Balancing mind & body on the mat and in the kitchen
with Monica Limon, RYT and Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Saturday, March 5, 1–6pm

Living in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
In this workshop we will explore the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda to restore balance for a healthy mind and body during the cold, wet, heavy, and dense nature of Kapha season. Stay warm, active and well nourished with this heat-building, stimulating, and expressive yoga practice combined with a gentle Ayurvedic spring cleanse cooking demonstration. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

Kapha balancing practice

  • Introduction to Yoga & Ayurveda principles; understanding the five elements, doshas and gunas.
  • Take a quiz to determine your own unique dosha.
  • Explore how pranayama, mantras, mudras, asana, and meditation can balance the compassionate, grounded, and loyal characteristics of Kapha.

Ayurvedic cooking demonstration with Laura Hennings

  • Improve sleep, stimulate digestion, boost immunity, relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Learn how to make an Ayurvedic spice mix for Kapha season.
  • Learn how to create a Kapha tea blend with spices.
  • Learn how to make a Kapha season cleansing Kitchardi.

Takeaways: Handout with an introduction to Ayurveda and yoga practices for balancing Kapha during the Kapha season.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • July 25, 2016 | Yoga & Ayurveda for Pitta Season
  • October 29, 2016 | Yoga & Ayurveda for Vata Season

 

Monica Limon
Monica Limon, ryt500
Grab your mat and join Monica in restoring the natural state of balance and bliss in the mind and body while exploring the benefits of traditional yoga in our modern daily lives. Learn simple techniques to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart through the practice of pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas and meditation. Monica has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010 – she completed her 500 Hour Teacher Training Program with Kim Orenstein at Yoga Loka in Reno, NV.

Laura Hennings
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Laura founded her ayurveda practice Home to Heal in Reno Nevada in 1991. She has based her business philosophy on an old ayurvedic proverb, when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Her focus is teaching clients food therapy and rejuvenation. Specializing in panchkarma, cooking classes and herbal remedies. Hometoheal@prodigy.net

$96
neck and shoulders workshop

Releasing the Neck and Shoulders
An Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Nadya Bair
NOW TWO SESSIONS!
Sunday, March 6 and March 20, 1:30 - 4:00 pm


The neck and shoulders are two of the most commonly stressed and injured parts of the body. Our modern lifestyle – working on computers, driving cars, carrying purses and back packs, as well as overall tension and these areas.

This two-part workshop will focus on poses that safely help ease neck and shoulder pain and create a strong and healthy neck-shoulder connection. Students of all levels and physical capacity are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

$40 (Before March 1 or March 15)
$50 (After March 1 or March 15)
$75 for both days if paid before March 6
Sleeping Buddha
REST DEEPLY - Sunday Restorative Practice
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, March 6
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

"Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place." -Tao Te Ching

Enjoy a quiet, therapeutic, and deeply nourishing afternoon of restorative yoga. In a relaxed state, your parasympathetic nervous system becomes dominant and the body is able to heal itself, reversing the physiological, mental, and spiritual effects of chronic stress. During this two hour practice, instructor Katie Louvat will guide you through a thoughtfully sequenced combination of supported postures, myofacial release, breath-work and meditation that will leave you deeply rested and renewed.

Use this practice to:
* decrease insomnia, mental fatigue, and chronic muscle tension
* balance your energy level and increase mental alertness
* improve cardiovascular, digestive, and circulatory health
* alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
* strengthen your immune system, support your body's natural healing process and more …

Please bring a personal eye pillow if you own one and dress in layers.

Space is limited, please pre-register.

$30
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Chair Seated Twist

Yoga for Lower Back Care
Iyengar Yoga Workshop with
Nadya Bair
Mondays, March 7 - April 4 (5 weekly classes)
7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

Pain and discomfort in the lower back affects up to half of Americans and is often linked to a sedentary lifestyle, arthritis, or injuries resulting from improper alignment. An attentive and stimulating yoga practice can help release tension, make space in the joints, increase circulation and decrease inflammation to improve the health of the lower back.

In this series, students will be introduced to postures that create mobility and stability in the legs, hips, and abdomen in order to release pressure and strain in the lower back. We will work on the full range of asanas – including standing and seated poses, forward and back bends – while learning to care for the lower back.  

This series is recommended for beginners as well as more experienced students who are looking to deepen their yoga practice.

$18 drop in welcome
$75 (5 classes)
Breath Movement Meditation Workshop

HALF-DAY YOGA RETREAT
Breath, Movement & Meditation celebrating the Spring Equinoxat Yoga Loka with Kimberlee Orenstein

Saturday, March 19
1:00- 5:00 p.m.

You don’t have to leave town to go on retreat!

Enhance your yoga practice and refresh your spirit.   Yoke for four hours of slowing down, looking inward and reflecting on personal balance all while celebrating the Spring Equinox, a time of renewal, rejuvenation and reawaking.

Retreating is a powerful catalyst for transformation and deep rejuvenation for the soul.  A retreat offers a healthy approach to coming home to yourself and an occasion to step back from everyday life and habitual routine.  It offers you a time for pause – and an opportunity to develop sanctuary, to relax into your essence. Retreat offers a time for reflection and for evaluation. How am I living? How do I want to live? Am I making choices for my greatest good? A time for healing and nurturing, allowing you to return to the world stronger and clearer.

Marinate in the transformative potential of SLOW YOGA.  In SLOW YOGA, you practice and develop a deep caring for your self.  The attention to Prana through breath helps move and dissolve habits and ideas that don’t serve you.  You make space for yourself and listen inwardly for guidance. You learn to do this when you practice asana and when you meditate instinctively. Then you take your trust in the wisdom of the intuitive download off the mat and into every corner your life.

Students of all levels are welcome.

The day will include asana, pranayama, movement, meditation and deep relaxation. If you have a journal, please bring it. Small snacks will be provided.

$65 Before March 5
$79 After March 5
neck and shoulders workshop

Releasing the Neck and Shoulders
An Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Nadya Bair
NOW TWO SESSIONS!
Sunday, March 6 and March 20, 1:30 - 4:00 pm


The neck and shoulders are two of the most commonly stressed and injured parts of the body. Our modern lifestyle – working on computers, driving cars, carrying purses and back packs, as well as overall tension and these areas.

This two-part workshop will focus on poses that safely help ease neck and shoulder pain and create a strong and healthy neck-shoulder connection. Students of all levels and physical capacity are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

$40 (Before March 1 or March 15)
$50 (After March 1 or March 15)
$75 for both days if paid before March 6
yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Chris Daniels, RYT

Spring Equinox: Monday, March 21
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Solstice by challenging yourself to complete a Mala - 108 Sun Salutations.  108 is a very auspicious number in the yogic tradition.  The sun salutation is one of the most effective ways to learn about the vinyasa, binding the breath to the movement.   “The notion of a salutation to the sun is to pay your respects and surrender to the universe.  This can be taken as a metaphor to let go physically – the mind follows as you move ‘inside’ the practice.”

Cost: One regular class price (drop in $18 or use a class from your pre-paid class package)

Mindfulness Meditator
Mantram Workshop
with Mary Dugan, RYT
Tuesday, March 22, 7:15 - 8:30 pm
Free of Charge

Do you worry? Are you anxious? Do you have trouble
-sleeping? When you wake up in the middle of the night, do
your thoughts prevent you from getting back to sleep? Do
you nd yourself returning over and over again to bothersome thoughts—someone's unkind word or gesture, a missed opportunity, an innocent mistake? Do you wish you could get rid of negative thoughts?

A mantram (mantra) may be just what you've been looking for to give you more peace of mind. The repetition of a mantram can help you calm your mind, be more productive, help others, and enjoy your life. In this workshop, you will learn what a mantram is, how to choose one, and when and how to use it. No prior experience in a spiritual tradition is necessary. The use of a mantram is, however, compatible with any spiritual tradition.

Cost: Free of Charge

Yoga and Qigong Workshop
SPRING YIN YOGA & QIGONG WORKSHOP
Support for the Liver/Gallbladder
with Helen Marotta, RYT
Saturday, March 26
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Time to move that heavy winter energy with a gentle YinYoga/QiGong Spring Liver/Gallbladder Workshop. Spring starts on February 4 in the Chinese lunar calendar. The element associated with spring is wood and the organs are the liver (yin) and gallbladder (yang). Liver: The main functions of the liver are to cleanse and regulate the supply of blood to the rest of the body and to maintain the body's defense mechanisms.The liver also regulates the functions of the nervous system. Gallbladder: The gallbladder participates in the digestion and transformation of nutrients and is responsible for storing and secreting bile which is made by the liver.

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please preregister

$25
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APRIL 2016
Foundations of Flow Workshop

FOUNDATIONS OF FLOW YOGA
With Kim Allcock

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
April 7 - May 12

Would you like to bring invigorating movement, meditative mindfulness, and joyful energy together in your yoga practice? Here’s your chance to explore flow yoga, or ‘vinyasa.’ ‘Vinyasa’ literally means to place carefully in a special order, and refers to a practice of moving actively from pose to pose using the breath to link postures. By moving with the current of our breath through series of carefully sequenced postures, flow yoga gives us a profound experience of our natures as energy and movement.  It is also a great deal of fun!

In this six-week series you will learn the principles of vinyasa, practice skillful transitions between poses, and explore the synergy of breath and movement as a meditative experience. Beginners seeking an active yoga
practice, those with yoga experience and wishing to learn how to move smoothly between poses, and anyone ready to power up their practice will enjoy this class.

$91 (six weekly classes)
$18 drop in
tai cji go gong
INTRODUCTION TO QIGONG and TAI CHI WORKSHOP
with Helen Marotta, RYT
Saturday, April 9
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese system designed to strengthen the body's life-force energy. "Qi" is the life-force energy, "Gong" is the strength achieved through practice andcultivation.

Tai Chi is a moving meditation that uses stillness to control movement. Although one moves there is also stillness.

Both practices promote:
* Circulation of chi, opening and unblocking the chi meridians
* Quieting of the mind and settling of chi at the tan tien point
* Gentle stretching and toning of muscles
* Relaxation of the mind and body
* Development of natural and deep breathing

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please preregister

$30
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Handsd On Workshop

HANDS ON! Adjusting, Assisting, & Propping
with Kim Allcock, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 and Katie Louvat, RYT
Saturday, April 16
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learn to use the power of touch to support your students and fellow yoga practitioners with instructive, secure, and respectful manual adjustments. Skillful hands-on adjustments illuminate experience in asana; clarify direction of skeletal, muscular and enegetic movement; invite space, freedom and breath into areas of congestion; and help students tap into their deeper intelligence. Co-taught by Senior Yoga Loka Instructors Kimberly Allcock and Katie Louvat, this workshop is an opportunity to increase your confidence and refine your touch.

Designed for yoga teachers and experienced practitioners, this workshop provides CEUs through the Yoga Alliance and 3 credits towards Yoga Loka's 300-HR Teacher Training.

Space is limited, please pre-register.

$55
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Hot Spots Workshop

HOT SPOTS: NECK, SHOULDER & LOWER BACK CARE
6 week Iyengar series with Nadya Bair
Mondays, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
7:15-8:45pm

The neck, shoulders, and lower back are some of the most commonly stressed and injured parts of the body, and they are more connected than we think. This 5-week series will explore those connections. We will focus on poses that safely help ease neck and shoulder tension and lower back pain in a range of gentle poses. Classes will end with restorative poses to prepare the body and mind for a good night’s sleep.

Students will be introduced to the Iyengar yoga method, with a focus on correct alignment and the use of props such as blankets, chairs, and straps.

Students of all levels and physical capacity are welcome.

$90 (six classes)
$18 drop in
Yoga and Qigong Workshop
MID-SPRING YIN YOGA & QIGONG WORKSHOP
Support for the Liver/Gallbladder
with Helen Marotta, RYT
Saturday, April 23
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Time to clear the stagnant energy with a gentle YinYoga/QiGong Spring Liver/Gallbladder Workshop. The element associated with spring is wood and the organs are the liver (yin) and gallbladder (yang). Liver: The main functions of the liver are to cleanse and regulate the supply of blood to the rest of the body and to maintain the body's defense mechanisms.The liver also regulates the functions of the nervous system. Gallbladder: The gallbladder participates in the digestion and transformation of nutrients and is responsible for storing and secreting bile which is made by the liver.

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please preregister

$25
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Breathe Practice

BREATHE
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, April 24
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

A nourishing practice designed to soften and open the body so the breath can flow with ease. Instructor Katie Louvat will guide students through a gentle asana practice, including some long-held restorative postures and myofacial release techniques, to free the diaphragm, dissolve muscle tension, and create space for unhindered respiration. The afternoon will include periods of focused breath-work and quiet meditation.

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please pregister

$30
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MAY 2016
bouyant pelvis workshop
THE BUOYANT PELVIS - How to Maintain Muscular and Structural Integrity of the Pelvis in Yoga
with Angela Sullivan and Tammy Bigley, MSPT
Saturday, May 7
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

A balanced yogic body begins with well executed movements performed with great ease and care. But what is “balanced”? Many yoga instructors are unaware of normal range and function of critical junctures of the body, most particularly the pelvis.

In the practice of yoga, every asana (posture) has its root in the pelvic girdle. Any misalignment of the pelvis creates an imbalance, and a repeated misalignment elevates the risk for injury.

The purpose of this workshop is to highlight what represents normal mechanics of the pelvis and its application to a yoga practice. How to truly practice ahimsa (non-harming) and injury proof your practice.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understanding the basic biomechanics and anatomy of the pelvis and surrounding region.
  2. Recognizing the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
  3. Practical application of sound biomechanics in asana to prevent pelvic girdle injuries.

All Levels Welcome - Space is limited, please pre-register.

Tammir Bigley
Tammie Bigley, MSPT
Director of Women's Health at Ascent Physical Therapy, Tammie is a survivor of gymnastics and brings her exceptional ability to break down scientific concepts into something accessible to everyone.

 



Angela Sullivan
Angela Sullivan
Certified Yoga and CoreAlign instructor at Ascent PT and a proud survivor of sacroiliac dysfunction. Angela’s 25+ years of practice and teaching of Yoga has informed her unique approach to conveying the importance of a balanced body and the essential core teachings of Buddhism.

$125
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Sleeping Buddha
REST DEEPLY - Sunday Restorative Practice
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, May 8
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

"Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place." -Tao Te Ching

Enjoy a quiet, therapeutic, and deeply nourishing afternoon of restorative yoga. In a relaxed state, your parasympathetic nervous system becomes dominant and the body is able to heal itself, reversing the physiological, mental, and spiritual effects of chronic stress. During this two hour practice, instructor Katie Louvat will guide you through a thoughtfully sequenced combination of supported postures, myofacial release, breath-work and meditation that will leave you deeply rested and renewed.

Use this practice to:
* decrease insomnia, mental fatigue, and chronic muscle tension
* balance your energy level and increase mental alertness
* improve cardiovascular, digestive, and circulatory health
* alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety
* strengthen your immune system, support your body's natural healing process and more …

Please bring a personal eye pillow if you own one and dress in layers.

Space is limited, please pre-register.

$30
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YOGA BASICS I
With Kim Allcock

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
May 19 - June 23

An introductory course taught in six week sessions, intro-ducing the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. Designed specifically for the new student or for those who would like a refresher. Pre-registration is required. A yoga mat is required (available for purchase $30-35).

$91 (six weekly classes)
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Sanscrit Language Workshop

SANSKRIT 101
Introduction to the Ancient Language of Yoga
With Andrea Santos and Sara Gracey (Shanti Shanti)
Saturday, May 21

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Shanti Shanti at Yoga Loka!
Have you always wanted to know more about Sanskrit? Here’s an exciting chance to learn the compelling sounds of this ancient language and to decipher its graceful script. Yoga Loka is thrilled to host Sanskrit experts Andrea Santos and Sara Gracey of the musical group Shanti Shanti. Andrea and Sara have a profound knowledge and love of Sanskrit and have taught workshops on Sanskrit throughout the US and Canada.  With their guidance we will explore the historical, linguistic and cultural foundation of Sanskrit; learn to recognize, pronounce and sing the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet; read and write words in Devanagari script; practice proper pronunciation of commonly used words in Yoga; and chant some of our favorite verses together. Please join us for an engaging, mind-expanding and fun afternoon of Sanskrit language instruction.

Course fee includes a comprehensive workbook to help you continue your studies.

Listen to a little...

Shanti Shanti Photo

Shanti Shanti: is the musical expression of sisters, Andrea and Sara. They chant authentic Sanskrit and Latin in beautiful, celestial arrangements that are awe-inspiring. Their amazing voices, singer-songwriter style and their renowned Sanskrit chanting creates an otherworldly musical experience. They have worked with their father/producer, Robert Forman and with their brother Micah to create amazing harmonies for a powerful musical expression.

Andrea and Sara, at the age of 9 and 7, spontaneously were able to read, write, translate and chant the ancient language of Sanskrit. The phenomena eventually sparked the beginning of their music career.

Shanti Shanti has performed all of the United States, Canada and the U.K. They have been guests on Coast to Coast, The Tonight Show, appeared on numerous TV programs, radio shows and articles.

$75 (please register before May 15)
Breathe Practice

BREATHE
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, May 22
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

A nourishing practice designed to soften and open the body so the breath can flow with ease. Instructor Katie Louvat will guide students through a gentle asana practice, including some long-held restorative postures and myofacial release techniques, to free the diaphragm, dissolve muscle tension, and create space for unhindered respiration. The afternoon will include periods of focused breath-work and quiet meditation.

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please pregister

$30
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JUNE 2016
Handsd On Workshop

HANDS ON! Adjusting, Assisting, & Propping
with Kim Allcock, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 and Katie Louvat, RYT
Saturday, June 4
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Learn to use the power of touch to support your students and fellow yoga practitioners with instructive, secure, and respectful manual adjustments. Skillful hands-on adjustments illuminate experience in asana; clarify direction of skeletal, muscular and enegetic movement; invite space, freedom and breath into areas of congestion; and help students tap into their deeper intelligence. Co-taught by Senior Yoga Loka Instructors Kimberly Allcock and Katie Louvat, this workshop is an opportunity to increase your confidence and refine your touch.

Designed for yoga teachers and experienced practitioners, this workshop provides CEUs through the Yoga Alliance and 3 credits towards Yoga Loka's 300-HR Teacher Training.

Space is limited, please pre-register.

$55
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Myofacial Release Workshop

Myofascial Release Workshop
with Felicia Kampf, RYT
Sunday, June 5
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Myofascial release is a form of therapeutic deep tissue release/self massage that utilizes ball props to open up the muscle and connective tissue which helps to relieve aches and pains, deepening yourflexibility aiding sports training, yoga and meditation practices.

This unique workshop is a general overview of how to use myofascial release for common areas and trigger points that benefit well from this technique. You will leave having experienced myofascial release with the understanding of how you can continue this practice for yourself at home. Balls will be provided or you have the option of paying a little extra to go home with your very own set of "yoga balls."

Come join Felicia to find out how good your body can feel.

$35 before May 23
$50 before May 23 - Includes two balls
$40 after May 23 (no ball order after May 23)
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Justin in Tree pose

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA: Return to Your Mat
With Justin Hesselbart

Mondays, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
June 6 - July 18

Whether it’s your first class, first class in a while or you have been practicing for a long time and want to get back to your yoga basics, join me on the mat for this 6 week series that is geared to get you into, or back into, your weekly yoga practice.  We will connect our mind, our breath, and our bodies and if needed use props to build the strength, flexibility and confidence we need to advance our practice.  All levels are welcome!

$91 (six weekly classes)
$18 drop in welcome (or use current pre-paid class package)
June Pitta Workshop

Yoga & Ayurveda for Pitta Season
with a Delicious Cooking Demo
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Saturday, June 11, 1–6 pm

Living in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
In this workshop we will explore practical yoga and Ayurvedic principles to balance the hot, sharp, acidic nature of Pitta. No matter what your dosha type is, you will be influenced by Pitta's prevailing influence at this time of year. Slow down during Pitta season with this cooling, heart-opening yoga practice combined with a vibrant and delicious Ayurvedic cooking demonstration. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

Pitta balancing practice

  • Introduction to Yoga & Ayurveda principles; understanding the five elements, doshas and gunas.
  • Discover your own unique dosha.
  • Explore how pranayama, mantras, mudras, asana, and meditation can balance the powerful, dynamic and passionate characteristics of Pitta.
Ayurvedic cooking demo with Laura Hennings
Overview of foods and spices that work best for this season and how to prepare for the next season.

Learn how to make your own dosha balancing; Ayurvedic spice blend, tea, ghee, kitchardi, and Laura's summer spring rolls.

Takeaways: Handout with an introduction to Ayurveda and yoga practices for balancing Pitta now through early fall.

Upcoming Workshop: October 29, 2016 | Yoga & Ayurveda for Vata Season

Monica Limon
Monica Limon, RYT500
Join Monica in restoring the natural state of balance and bliss for the mind and body while exploring the benefits of traditional yoga in our modern daily lives. Learn simple techniques to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart through the practice of pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas and meditation. Monica has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010 – she completed her 500 Hour Teacher Training Program with Kim Orenstein at Yoga Loka in Reno, NV. PeaceOmYoga.com


Laura Hennings
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Laura founded her ayurveda practice Home to Heal in Reno Nevada in 1991. She has based her business philosophy on an old ayurvedic proverb, when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Her focus is teaching clients food therapy and rejuvenation. Specializing in panchkarma, cooking classes and herbal remedies. Hometoheal@prodigy.net

$75 Please register by June 9
firm the body workshop photo

Firm the Body, Steady the Mind
Foundations of Iyengar Yoga
with
Nadya Bair
Wednesdays, June 15 - August 3 (8 weekly classes)
4:00-5:15 p.m.

B.K.S. Iyengar called the practice of yoga postures "meditation in action." Iyengar yoga teaches us to focus on alignment and stabilize the body in order to steady the mind. This connection makes yoga very much unlike your regular "workout" – it is a "working in." The work begins in the outer sheaths of the physical body in order to shape our emotional and mental state.

This 8-week course will focus on the foundations of the Iyengar yoga method with an emphasis on the mindbody connection. We will explore a range of yoga poses to bring strength and stability to the body. Each evening class will also include restorative poses to calm the mind and prepare students for a good night's sleep.

Beginners welcome.

More about Iyengar Yoga.

$18 drop in welcome
$120 (8 classes)

Yoga + Dinner
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Saturday, June 18, 4–7 pm

CANCELED - offered again August 20

balance the body : nourish the belly

Celebrate the natural rhythms of nature this summer with a 90 min asana practice to bring a greater sense of balance in the body followed by a vibrant vegetarian dinner to nourish the belly...without leaving your mat. No prior knowledge of yoga is required…all levels are welcome.

Monica Limon
Monica Limon, RYT500
Join Monica in restoring the natural state of balance and bliss for the mind and body while exploring the benefits of traditional yoga in our modern daily lives. Learn simple techniques to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart through the practice of pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas and meditation. Monica has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010 – she completed her 500 Hour Teacher Training Program with Kim Orenstein at Yoga Loka in Reno, NV. PeaceOmYoga.com


Laura Hennings

Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Laura founded her ayurveda practice Home to Heal in Reno Nevada in 1991. She has based her business philosophy on an old ayurvedic proverb, when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Her focus is teaching clients food therapy and rejuvenation. Specializing in panchkarma, cooking classes and herbal remedies. Hometoheal@prodigy.net

$35/single - CANCELED - offered again August 20
$60/couple - CANCELED - offered again August 20
KatieParsvokasana

Long Practice with Katie Louvat
An Afternoon Yoga Retreat

Sunday, June 19, 1 - 3:30 pm

The afternoon will begin with gentle floor postures and myofascial release (self massage) and gradually build to a more active hatha yogapractice.These long practices are slow and sweet and invite deep opening and exploration. The extra time makes it possible for students to linger in asanas and meditate on concepts and themes with a depth and thoroughness that is not always possible in shorter weekly classes.

Modeled after the monthly long practices taught by her teacher, Ada Lusardi, Katie hopes these sessions will inspire students to approach their yoga with renewed curiosity, attention, and pleasure.

All levels are welcome. Space is limited, please pre-regester.

Katie Louvat

Katie Louvat
has been teaching yoga for more than a decade. Her classes reflect her gentle and playful nature, her fascination with anatomy and alignment, and her dedication to a path of mindfulness. Inspired by both the Iyengar and Vini Yoga traditions, Katie's carefully sequenced classes fluctuate between movement, stillness, breath work and guided introspection. With warmth and attentiveness, Katie nurtures her students toward a deeper understanding of their bodies and an intimate, compassionate relationship with their inner selves. Her classes are appropriate for people of all ages, abilities, and body types. www.katielouvat.com
$40
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yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Jen Donovan, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT

Spring Equinox: Monday, June 20
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Solstice by challenging yourself to complete a Mala - 108 Sun Salutations.  108 is a very auspicious number in the yogic tradition.  The sun salutation is one of the most effective ways to learn about the vinyasa, binding the breath to the movement.   “The notion of a salutation to the sun is to pay your respects and surrender to the universe.  This can be taken as a metaphor to let go physically – the mind follows as you move ‘inside’ the practice.”

There will be a special crystal singing bowl savasana (relaxation) at the end.

Cost: One regular class price (drop in $18 or use a class from your pre-paid class package)

YOGA BASICS II
With Kim Allcock

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
June 30 - Aug 4

An introductory course taught in six week sessions, intro-ducing the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. Designed specifically for the new student or for those who would like a refresher. Pre-registration is required. A yoga mat is required (available for purchase $30-35).

Yoga Basics II is a continuation of Basics I. Students will continue to explore the principles, philosophy, movements, breathing and relaxation techniques of yoga. New students are also welcome to attend.

$91 (six weekly classes)
$73 discount for returningYoga Basics students
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JULY 2016
Going Deeper Tulips

GOING DEEPER - An Evening of Music Mantra and Meditation With Amitabhan
Tuesday July 5 , 7:30-9:00 p.m.
donations welcome

Join us for a deeply nourishing evening of music, chant, breathwork, gentle stretching and guided relaxation. We will use the voice, and sound, to awaken the body, and bring the mind to a place of rest. We will use mantras to balance and recharge the chakras. There will also be a brief introduction to creating vocal overtones. These powerful techniques deepen our connection to the peace that is our true nature.

Amitabhan
Amitabhan performs at yoga festivals and studios, retreats with spiritual teachers, and at concerts around the country.  An award-winning songwriter and long-time meditator/yoga practitioner, he has been deeply influenced by the practice of Bhakti Yoga.  He especially loves using the power of song, sound, and silence to reconnect people with the peace that is our true nature. www.amitabhan.com

donations welcome

AUGUST 2016
Intro to Kundalini

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
as Taught by Yogi Bhajan
with Michelle Roberts, RYT 200
3 Wednesdays, 4 - 5:15 pm
Aug. 17 - 31

Have you ever wondered what kundalini yoga is about? In this three week series you will be introduced to kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini is described as the yoga of awareness. It is a technology that works on our energetic and subtle bodies including the seven chakras, the arc line, and the aura. It works on the ow of energy in your body integrating the glandular and nervous systems to send signals to your brain that help you become more sensitive and aware. It helps build resilience and perseverance. Kundalini yoga is about experience!

Come and experience some kundalini sets (kriyas) to feel the activation of energy in your own body. Activate your own creative potential with Instructor Michelle Roberts.

$45 (three weekly classes)
$18 drop in
Foundations of Flow Workshop

FOUNDATIONS OF FLOW YOGA
With Kim Allcock

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
August 18 - September 22

Would you like to bring invigorating movement, meditative mindfulness, and joyful energy together in your yoga practice? Here’s your chance to explore flow yoga, or ‘vinyasa.’ ‘Vinyasa’ literally means to place carefully in a special order, and refers to a practice of moving actively from pose to pose using the breath to link postures. By moving with the current of our breath through series of carefully sequenced postures, flow yoga gives us a profound experience of our natures as energy and movement.  It is also a great deal of fun!

In this six-week series you will learn the principles of vinyasa, practice skillful transitions between poses, and explore the synergy of breath and movement as a meditative experience. Beginners seeking an active yoga
practice, those with yoga experience and wishing to learn how to move smoothly between poses, and anyone ready to power up their practice will enjoy this class.

$91 (six weekly classes)
$18 drop in
Yoga and Dinner August

Yoga + Dinner
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Saturday, August 20, 4–7 pm

Move the body : Nourish the belly

Celebrate the natural rhythms of nature this summer with a fun asana practice to bring a greater sense of balance in the body followed by a vibrant vegetarian dinner to nourish the belly...let’s call it Yummy Yoga!

No prior knowledge of yoga is required…all levels are welcome.

Monica Limon
Monica Limon, RYT500
Join Monica in restoring the natural state of balance and bliss for the mind and body while exploring the benefits of traditional yoga in our modern daily lives. Learn simple techniques to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart through the practice of pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas and meditation. Monica has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010 – she completed her 500 Hour Teacher Training Program with Kim Orenstein at Yoga Loka in Reno, NV. PeaceOmYoga.com


Laura Hennings
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Laura founded her ayurveda practice Home to Heal in Reno Nevada in 1991. She has based her business philosophy on an old ayurvedic proverb, when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Her focus is teaching clients food therapy and rejuvenation. Specializing in panchkarma, cooking classes and herbal remedies. Hometoheal@prodigy.net

$35/single - Please register by August 18
$60/couple - Please register by August 18
SEPTEMBER 2016
Kundalini Yoga to Strengthen the Immune System

Kundalini Yoga to Strengthen
the Immune System

with Michelle Roberts, RYT 200
4 Wednesdays, 4 - 5:15 pm
Sept. 7 - Sept. 28

As the weather begins to change and kids go back to school more germs are circulating. Yoga can provide immune support and help keep the germs at bay. Specifc pranayamas (breathing exercises) and Kundalini yoga sets are particularly effective when it comes to balancing and strengthening the immune system. In this four week series we will move through four different kundalini yoga kriyas to keep the immune system strong. You can integrate these practices into your daily routine, or as needed, to help ward off illness.

Kundalini yoga works on the flow of energy in your body by integrating the glandular and nervous systems to foster an overall sense of well-being, balance, and awareness. It helps build resilience and perseverance. Kundalini yoga is about experience! Come and experience the activation of energy in your own body as you tune-up your immune system with Instructor Michelle Roberts.

$60 (four weekly classes)
$18 drop in
Dynamic Shoulders Worl

THE DYNAMIC SHOULDERS - How to Maintain Functional and Structural Integrity of the Shoulders in Yoga
with Angela Sullivan and Tammy Bigley, MSPT

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED

A balanced yogic body begins with well executed movements performed with great ease and care. But what is "balanced"? Many yogis are unaware of the normal range and function of critical junctures of the body, particularly the shoulders.

In the practice of yoga, every asana (posture) integrates upper extremity motion. Any misalignment of the shoulder creates imbalance. A repeated misalignment elevates the risk for injury and degenerative changes to the joints.

The purpose of this workshop is to highlight what represents normal mechanics of the shoulders and its application to a yoga practice. How to truly practice ahimsa (non-harming) and injury-proof your practice.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understanding basic anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder and surrounding area.
  2. Defining normal range of motion for the shoulder and recognizing symptoms of shoulder ABUSE!
  3. Application of sound mechanics in asanas to prevent shoulder girdle injuries.

All Levels Welcome - Space is limited, please pre-register.

CEUs for Yoga Teachers and 300 hour Teacher Training Credit available.

Tammir Bigley
Tammie Bigley, MSPT
Director of Women's Health at Ascent Physical Therapy, Tammie is a survivor of gymnastics and brings her exceptional ability to break down scientific concepts into something accessible to everyone.

 



Angela Sullivan

Angela Sullivan
Certified Yoga and CoreAlign instructor at Ascent PT and a proud survivor of sacroiliac dysfunction. Angela's 25+ years of practice and teaching of Yoga has informed her unique approach to conveying the importance of a balanced body and the essential core teachings of Buddhism.






THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED

$120 (before Sept 7)
$125 (after Sept 7)
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Chakra Intensive
MEET YOUR CHAKRAS- An Introduction to the Subtle Body

with Kimberly Allcock, Ph.D., RYT500
Sunday, September 18 
12:30-3:30

Our Chakras are powerful organizational centers that hold the energetic blueprints shaping our health, beliefs, and relationships. Are you ready to commit to growth? It's time to awaken your limitless potential on an inward journey of exploration and discovery! Join Kim Allcock (E-RYT 500, RPYT, Ph.D.) on Sunday September 18 to discover the system of energy that helps make you who you are.

In this comprehensive overview, we will discuss the historical and philosophical foundations of Chakra theory, introduce the nature and function of our energy centers, experience practices that connect us to each center, and nd practical applications for our knowledge of the subtle anatomy.

3 CEU's for yoga teachers or Yoga Loka 300- hour TT credit available.

This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga and meditation experience.

Want to keep learning about the chakras? Follow up this workshop with Kim Allcock's Yoga for the Chakra Series: 8 Thursdays, 7:15 - 9:15 pm, Sept. 29 - November 17

$35 by Sept. 11
$45 after Sept. 11
yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Jen Donovan, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT

Spring Equinox: Monday, September 19
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Solstice by challenging yourself to complete a Mala - 108 Sun Salutations.  108 is a very auspicious number in the yogic tradition.  The sun salutation is one of the most effective ways to learn about the vinyasa, binding the breath to the movement.   “The notion of a salutation to the sun is to pay your respects and surrender to the universe.  This can be taken as a metaphor to let go physically – the mind follows as you move ‘inside’ the practice.”

There will be a special crystal singing bowl savasana (relaxation) at the end.

Cost: One regular class price (drop in $18 or use a class from your pre-paid class package)

Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope - A Restorative Yoga Practice & Discussion Group For Those Living with Chronic Pain and Illness
with Felicia Kampf, RYT
Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
September 22 - November 10

This 8-week donation based workshop is designed as a safe space
forpeople living withchronic pain and illness(though anyone is
welcome to attend)to comeenjoy a restorative yoga practice
followed by a discussion inspired by Toni Bernhard's book,How ToLive Well With Chronic Pain and Illness.

Restorative yoga is not meant to stretch or strengthen, but help restore thebody and mind.It does not involve a lot of movement, but instead utilizes props (e.g.blanket, bolster, chair)for support in gentle posturesfor longer periods of time.Please consider wearing or bringing anything that would make you comfortable during a restorative practice: sweaters, socks, a blanket, etc.

COST: This workshop is strictly donation-based with a suggested donation of $80—we want this class to be as accessible as possible.One-third of donations will go to research for chronic pain and illness, one-third to the studio, and one-third to the instructor.Register today to save your spot.

If you have special considerations, please feel free to contact us at info@yogalokareno.com or call 775-337-2990.

$80 Suggested donation
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Ada Lusardi
Yoga Weekend with Ada Lusardi
Sept. 24 & 25
Saturday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm + 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm


Spend a weekend of luxurious practice in a peaceful and supportive environment. We will gradually open to more challenging postures with the aid of myofascial release, yoga asana, and anatomy awareness. A minimum of one year of practice recommended, and students should be familiar with Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) and Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward facing bow). Appropriate substitutions and modifications will be provided.

FEE: $200. Sorry, no single classes. Space is limited. Preregister in advance to reserve your spot.

All workshops are appropriate for teachers and students with at least one year of consistent hatha yoga practice, or by permission of the instructor. Continuing education units are available through Yoga Alliance. Yoga Loka RYT-300 credits also available.

Ada Lusardi's classes and workshops marry the heart and science of yoga by offering nuanced and precise teaching with warmth and humor. Through the use of compassionate and clear direction, intelligent sequencing, and skillful hands-on adjustments, Ada's teachings challenge and refine one's yoga practice, regardless of age or ability. A selfprofessed "anatomy geek," she leads classes and retreats throughout California's Bay area and around the country. She is a graduate, and faculty member, of The Berkeley Yoga Room's Advanced Studies Program and a perennial student of yoga and life.

$200
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Yoga for the Chakras
Yoga for the Chakras - The Practice of Self Discovery
An 8-Week Series with Kimberly Allcock, Ph.D., RYT500
Thursdays, 7:15 - 9:15 pm, Sept. 29 - Nov. 17

Our chakras come alive when we bring creative force and conscious attention together, and we have the ability to re-write the patterns (samskaras) held within our energy bodies. Prepare to experience profound transformation!

Through study, discussion, meditation, sound, journaling, Mudra, Asana, and Pranayama we wil explore the nature and function of our chakras. In this series, we delve deeply into each chakra to unlock the secrets there. Beginning from the root, we will work intensively on one energy center per week: one two-hour lead session plus daily homework. The course culminates in a final session that unites upward and downward energyflows and facilitating real, lasting change.

The workshop fee includes a 45-page manual and practiceassignments. 16 CEU's for yoga teachers or Yoga Loka 300- hour TT credit available.

Looking for a quick intro to the Chakras? Join Kim at her "Meet Your Chakras" intensive on Sunday, Sepember. 18, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

$175 by Sept. 21
$195 after Sept. 21
$25 Drop-In
OCTOBER 2016
essential flowers

Beginning Tai Chi
With Helen Marotta

Mondays & Wednesdays, 11 am - 12 pm
October 3 - November 9


THIS SERIES IS FULL

Tai Chi is a form of slow moving standing exercise to build strength, and connection, in body and mind. Tai Chi for Health is suitable even for a complete novice. The Yang Long Form is a series of coordinated movements which is appropriate for anyone, no matter the experience or fitness level.

When practiced on a regular basis, tai chi can:
• Reduce Stress
• Increase flexibility
• Improve muscle strength
• Increase energy and stamina
• Increase feelings of well-being
• Improve balance and coordination

6 Weeks for $80.00
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Strength Stability Stamina Workshop

Strength, Stability, Stamina: Building and Growing a Yoga Practice in the Iyengar Tradition with Christine Thompson
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Session I: October 5 - November 2 (5 weekly classes) and/or
Session II: November 16 - December 14 (4 weekly classes) (No class Nov. 23)

Learning and practicing yoga in the method taught by B.K.S. Iyengar guides students of all ages and body types to experience yoga’s gift for steadying and stilling the mind while strengthening the body. Students will progressively learn, practice and build strength in standing postures, forward and backward extensions and will experience a restorative class throughout two consecutive 5- and 4-week sessions. Iyengar Yoga’s emphasis on specific teaching points to awaken the body’s intelligence and the use of props to help deepen and lengthen the stay in a posture makes these classes safe, accessible and rewarding for both beginners and more experienced students. Beginners welcome!


Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson, CIYT, is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher who was mentored by Senior Iyengar teachers Carolyn Belko, Gloria Goldberg and Manouso Manos. She completed the three-year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program in 2013 and has been teaching since 2012. She and her family have recently returned to Reno after 11 years in San Diego County. True to the Iyengar tradition, she teaches and demonstrates with clarity and precision of words and style, and happily accommodates students’ individual needs with the use of props and posture modifications. “Yoga makes my heart sing,” Christine says, borrowing a favorite phrase from her first Iyengar teacher. “The gift of Yoga enriches my life in every way, and it brings me great joy to share this gift with others.”

Beginners welcome.

More about Iyengar Yoga.

Session I: $75 October 5 - November 2 (5 weekly classes)
Session II: $60 November 16 - December 14 (4 weekly classes) (No class Nov. 23)
Myofacial Release Workshop

Myofascial Release Workshop
with Felicia Kampf, RYT
Saturday, October 8
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Myofascial release is a form of therapeutic deep tissue release/self massage that utilizes ball props to open up the muscle and connective tissue which helps to relieve aches and pains, deepening yourflexibility aiding sports training, yoga and meditation practices.

This unique workshop is a general overview of how to use myofascial release for common areas and trigger points that benefit well from this technique. You will leave having experienced myofascial release with the understanding of how you can continue this practice for yourself at home. Balls will be provided or you have the option of paying a little extra to go home with your very own set of "yoga balls."

Come join Felicia to find out how good your body can feel.

$35 before Sept 25
$40 before Sept 25- Includes two balls
$40 after Sept 25 (no balls order after Sept 25)
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Safe and Effective Yoga During Pregnancy

Safe & Effective Yoga During Pregnancy
For Yoga Teachers & Prenatal Students
with
Kim Allcock, Ph.D., RPYT, E- RYT 500
Sunday, October 9, 12:30 - 3:30 pm


Yoga practice is a fantastic way to stay strong, flexible and active during pregnancy. It's possible to continue your regular yoga asana practice well into pregnancy when you know how to modify and when your instructor is trained to accommodate your needs.

This workshop is designed for both yoga instructors and pregnant students. You will gain the knowledge and skill to safely welcome pregnant students to your classes or to continue your regular asana practice with confidence during pregnancy. We will cover the changing needs of mamas to be through all stages of pregnancy, discuss the do's and don'ts of practicing while pregnant, help mama and baby stay safe in class, and learn the value of prenatal yoga practice.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOGA DURING PREGNANCY?
Dedicated prenatal yoga practice provides additional benfits beyond regular asana practice during pregnancy. It is specically designed to nourish mama and baby, to build community and provide support for participants, and to give a woman tools for birth and beyond. Instructor Kim Allcock (E-RYT500, RPYT, PhD) is the lead instructor for Yoga Loka's Registered Prenatal Yoga School. Inquire about our 85-hour Yoga Alliance approved RPYT program, and become a registered prenatal yoga teacher!

$45
Breathe Practice

BREATHE
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, Oct 9
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

A nourishing practice designed to soften and open the body so the breath can flow with ease. Instructor Katie Louvat will guide students through a gentle asana practice, including some long-held restorative postures and myofacial release techniques, to free the diaphragm, dissolve muscle tension, and create space for unhindered respiration. The afternoon will include periods of focused breath-work and quiet meditation.

All levels of students are welcome. Space is limited, please pregister

$30
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arthritis downdog
arthritis side support

Lighten the Load: Yoga for Arthritis
Iyengar Yoga Workshop
with
Nadya Bair
Saturday, October 15
2:00-4:30 p.m.



How can you stretch, build strength, and improve your alignment when living with arthritis (including osteoarthritis and osteoporosis), or just common but chronic achiness? This gentle Iyengar yoga workshop will teach students to modify a wide range of poses using the chair. Come discover how you can take the load off parts of your body that need a little more support while still experiencing all the benets and pleasures of yoga. Poses and sequence will be tailored to the students in the group.

Beginners welcome.

More about Iyengar Yoga.

$40 (before Oct 7)
$50 (after Oct 7)
vata yoga

Yoga & Ayurveda for Vata Season
with a Joyful Cooking Demo
Monica Limon, RYT500
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Saturday, October 29: Saturday : 1–6pm
Register by October 27

JOYFUL + ENERGETIC + CREATIVE
In this workshop we will explore practical yoga and Ayurvedic principles to balance the dry, light, cold, rough, mobile and clear nature of Vata. Stay energized, creative and joyful during Vata season with this warming and grounding yoga practice combined with a delicious Ayurvedic cooking demonstration. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

VATA PACIFYING PRACTICE

  • Introduction to Yoga & Ayurveda principles; understanding the five elements, doshas and gunas.
  • Discover your own unique dosha.
  • Explore how pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas, and meditation can balance the joyful, energetic and creative characteristics of Vata.

AYURVEDIC COOKING DEMO WITH LAURA HENNINGS
Overview of foods and spices that work best for this season and how to prepare for the next season.
Learn simple dosha balancing recipes;

  • Ayurvedic spice blend, tea, ghee, kitchardi, and Laura’s surprise dish.

Takeaways: Handout with an introduction to Ayurveda and yoga asanas for pacifying Vata during the fall/winter season. 

Monica Limon
Monica Limon, ryt500
Grab your mat and join Monica in restoring the natural state of balance and bliss in the mind and body while exploring the benefits of traditional yoga in our modern daily lives. Learn simple techniques to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart through the practice of pranayama, mantras, mudras, asanas and meditation. Monica has been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2010 – she completed her 500 Hour Teacher Training Program with Kim Orenstein at Yoga Loka in Reno, NV.

Laura Hennings
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Laura founded her ayurveda practice Home to Heal in Reno Nevada in 1991. She has based her business philosophy on an old ayurvedic proverb, when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Her focus is teaching clients food therapy and rejuvenation. Specializing

 

$75 Register by October 27
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NOVEMBER 2016
Demystefying Down There Workshop

Demystifying "Down There"
Yoga & the Female Pelvic Floor

With Guest Instructor Leslie Howard
Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

FOR WOMEN ONLY ... Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvicfloor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of "core work."

Whether you experience any of theseconditions (or are just plain curious about this region of the body) this workshop is for you:
* pelvic pain
* leak when laughing or sneezing
* lower back, hip or groin problems
* have to go the bathroom too often
* discomfort during sex or while using tampons
* prolapsed organs
* skin irritation
* pregnancy and birth

Before change is possible, you must be able to visualize, find and access the muscles of the pelvic floor. In this workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the various muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss what mula bandha is (and is not), abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvicfloor in asana. The workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area. We will then do a series of specic exercises and asanas for the
pelvic floor, and conclude with an asana class that spotlights the pelvis and hip joints. Handouts are provided to help you retain what you have learned.

Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters.
Although helpful, no previous yoga experience is required.

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard is a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and is co-writing a book about awakening the female pelvis. Her own struggles with healing her pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics
of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3000 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers, notably Manouso Manos. She considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. Check out her complete bio at www.lesliehowardyoga.com. Call 415-823-1699 or e-mail lesliehowardyoga@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

$160 (before 10/22)
$185 (after 10/22)
Strength Stability Stamina Workshop

Strength, Stability, Stamina: Building and Growing a Yoga Practice in the Iyengar Tradition with Christine Thompson
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Session I: October 5 - November 2 (5 weekly classes) and/or
Session II: November 16 - December 14 (4 weekly classes) (No class Nov. 23)

Learning and practicing yoga in the method taught by B.K.S. Iyengar guides students of all ages and body types to experience yoga's gift for steadying and stilling the mind while strengthening the body. Students will progressively learn, practice and build strength in standing postures, forward and backward extensions and will experience a restorative class throughout two consecutive 5- and 4-week sessions. Iyengar Yoga's emphasis on specific teaching points to awaken the body's intelligence and the use of props to help deepen and lengthen the stay in a posture makes these classes safe, accessible and rewarding for both beginners and more experienced students. Beginners welcome!


Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson, CIYT, is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher who was mentored by Senior Iyengar teachers Carolyn Belko, Gloria Goldberg and Manouso Manos. She completed the three-year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program in 2013 and has been teaching since 2012. She and her family have recently returned to Reno after 11 years in San Diego County. True to the Iyengar tradition, she teaches and demonstrates with clarity and precision of words and style, and happily accommodates students’ individual needs with the use of props and posture modifications. “Yoga makes my heart sing,” Christine says, borrowing a favorite phrase from her first Iyengar teacher. “The gift of Yoga enriches my life in every way, and it brings me great joy to share this gift with others.”

Beginners welcome.

More about Iyengar Yoga.

Session II: $60 November 16 - December 14 (4 weekly classes) (No class Nov. 23)
Nadya Bair Yoga for Lower Back

Yoga for Lower Back Care
Iyengar Yoga Series with
Nadya Bair
Mondays, Nov 21 - Dec 12 (4 weekly classes)
7:15 - 8:30 p.m.

Pain and discomfort in the lower back affects up to half of Americans and is often linked to a sedentary lifestyle, arthritis, or injuries resulting from improper alignment. An attentive and stimulating yoga practice can help release tension, make space in the joints, increase circulation and decrease inflammation to improve the health of the lower back.

This series will introduce students to postures that create mobility and stability in the legs, hips, and abdomen in order to release pressure and strain in the lower back. We will work on the full range of asanas – including standing and seated poses, forward bends and back extensions – while learning to care for the lower back.

All levels welcome.

$18 drop in welcome
$60 (4 classes)
DECEMBER 2016
Emotional Balance Lotus

Yoga for Transformation and Awakening
with Janice Gates
Saturday & Sunday, December 3-4
12:15 - 2:15 p.m. (both days) - Workshop for All
3:15-6:15 p.m. (both days) - Additional Teacher Workshop Hours

Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers and/or credit for the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

The ancient yogis contemplated and understood the nature of suffering deeply and mapped out a clear path to navigating our way through. They recognized that our suffering can actually be a powerful doorway to awakening, sparking us to question who we truly are, why we are here and what we want to do with our precious life energy. In this weekend, we will return to yoga's spiritual roots and learn simple, but potent practices for developing self-awareness and self-understanding, including key teachings on how to transform patterns that may no longer serve you. Includes practical methods for connecting to your own deeper nature and living in harmony with what has the most meaning in your own life.

Workshop for All Includes: Lecture, breath-based asana practice appropriate for all levels and abilities, pranayama, meditation, and guided self-reflections. All levels welcome! Reserve early - space is limited.

Additional Workshop Hours for Teachers: Highly engaging and interactive, these afternoon sessions will be an opportunity to tease apart, understand, and integrate these potent tools and techniques on a deeper level.

Teacher Sessions Include:

  1. a deeper understanding of the philosophical foundations of the practices
  2. why and how these tools work from a scientific and yoga perspective
  3. how to integrate these teachings and practices into your work with others most effectively
  4. adapting for a wide range of student populations and religious beliefs/ faiths
  5. time for Q & A and discussion
Janice Gates

Janice Gates is a seasoned Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, practicing for over 20 years. She trains and mentors yoga professionals and health care practitioners in how to integrate the incredibly sophisticated tools of yoga therapy into their work with others. Her work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Yoga Journal, and Yoga International. www.janicegates.com

 

$80 Workshop for All (both Sat & Sun) 12:15-2:15 p.m. (if paid before November 19)
$95 Workshop for All (both Sat & Sun) 12:15-2:15 p.m (paid after November 19)
$195 Two day Workshop for Teachers (if paid before November 19)
$245 Two day Workshop for Teachers (paid after November 19)
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winter solstice
HEART OF DARKNESS
with Jennifer Shull Donovan & Taylor Donvan
Sunday, Dec. 18; 4:00-5:15 p.m.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

The winter solstice marks the beginning of winter and is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. It celebrates the new Solar year and the return of the sun as every day now we will see more daylight. For time immemorial humans have taken refuge in the darkest, longest night. The time between this longest night and the New Year has traditionally been used to both quiet down and reflect as well as re-vision the awareness of one's self. Because ancient cultures were unaware of the changes in the Earth's position, they feared that the sunlight would never return. To bring it back, they engaged in many celebrations and ceremonies. In fact, there are more ceremonies and "rituals associated with the winter solstice than any other time of year."

This evening will include inspired readings with Taylor Donovan and several crystal bowl performance by Jennifer Shull Donovan.

Cost: $20 (first come, no pre-registrations) 

yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Jen Donovan, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT

Winter Solstice: Monday, December 19
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Solstice by challenging yourself to complete a Mala - 108 Sun Salutations.  108 is a very auspicious number in the yogic tradition.  The sun salutation is one of the most effective ways to learn about the vinyasa, binding the breath to the movement.   “The notion of a salutation to the sun is to pay your respects and surrender to the universe.  This can be taken as a metaphor to let go physically – the mind follows as you move ‘inside’ the practice.”

There will be a special crystal singing bowl savasana (relaxation) at the end.

Cost: One regular class price (drop in $18 or use a class from your pre-paid class package)

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