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JANUARY 2018
Kirtan Kriya

Meditation Workshop for Cognitive Health in The New Year
with Michelle Roberts, Ph.D., RYT 200
Monday, January 1, 4 - 6 pm

Want to jump start your new year with healthy habits? Come join Michelle Roberts on January 1st to welcome in the new year with a kundalini yoga inspired meditation. Meditation is scientifically proven to assist with improved memory, decreased depression, improved sleep, lower inflammation and increased CBF (cerebral or coronary blood ow) *. Ongoing neurological research on the kirtan kriya meditation and its positive effects on Alzheimer’s patients has shown strikingly positive results*. In this two-hour workshop Michelle will teach you general meditation information and a specific kundalini yoga inspired meditation to give you the tools to feel confident and comfortable creating your own practice for the new year. Michelle will briefly cite some of the medical research on the benefits of meditation and guide you to resources for your own exploration. Everyone is welcome, no prior yoga experience is necessary.

*These statements are from Dr. Dharma Khalsa and the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation

$25
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Book Club

Awakening Joy Book Group
led by Katie Louvat, ERYT
Discussion, Movement, and Meditation
8 Thursdays, 5:45 - 7 pm
January 11 - March 1 THIS SESSION IS FULL

Join Katie Louvat for a 8-week discussion, movement and meditation series based on James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander's book Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. Each weekly session will include time for gentle and joyful movement, quiet meditation, and a thoughtful discussion. All levels of yoga students are welcome—even beginners.

Filled with inviting stories, exercises, and practical advice, relevant to people of all faiths or no faith at all, Awakening Joy will guide you on a journey to embrace happiness and well-being, and chart a path to an enriching and meaningful engagement with life.

Please read the introduction and the first chapter in preparation for the first meeting. Books can be purchased locally at Yoga Loka or Sundance Books and Music.

$120 (book NOT included) THIS SESSION IS FULL
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YOGA BASICS I
With Kim Allcock
Thursdays, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
January 11 - February 15

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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Myofacial Release Workshop

Myofascial Release Workshop
with Felicia Kampf, RYT
Saturday, January 13
1:00 - 3:30 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.

Sets of therapy balls will be availableat the workshop for purchase for $10 (please pay with cash or check).

$35 before Jan 1
$45 after Jan 1
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Yoga for Neck and Shoulders

Yoga forthe Neck and Shoulders
with Suzanne Dong
Sunday, January 14
1:00-3:00 p.m.

In this day and age of computers and high stress, people tend to experience discomfort or pain in the neck often accompanied by tension in the shoulders. Symptoms such as a crimp in the neck or a dull headache radiating from the back of the skull can be annoying. Often these symptoms are due to improper posture.

This workshop will introduce ways to create space and freedom in the neck and shoulders. Practical suggestions will be given on standing,sleeping and everyday activities to hold body symmetry.

Appropriate for all levels, however the workshop will notaddress acute neck or shoulder injuries. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

$35 (early registration)
$45 (day of)
Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

January 14 May 20 September 16
February 11 June 30 October 14
March 31 July 15 November 11
April 29 August 12 December 16

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra
with Suzanne Dong
Sunday, January 28
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is a state where the body is completely relaxed offering the practitioner an opportunity to become increasingly aware of the inner world by following a systematically structured set of
verbal instructions along with breath awareness while comfortably resting in a supine position on the floor for deep relaxation.

All levels are welcome.

$25 (early registration)
$35 (day of)
Art and Science of Mindfulness

Art & Science of Mindfulness - A Training for Graceful Living
with JJ Lee, M Ed, LADC
WORKSHOP DATES: Two class times to choose from...

1) Mondays, 7:15-9:15 pm, Feb. 5 - Mar. 26
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March 3, 9 am - 5 pm
OR
2) Wednesdays, 1:45-3:45 pm, Feb. 7 -Mar. 28
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March. 3, 9 am - 5 pm

Attend a FREE Sneak Peek Introduction:
Mon., Jan 29, 7:15-8:15 p.m. or Wed., Jan. 31, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

The word "mindfulness" is often misused to describe a state of "thoughtfulness." But thoughtfulness is about consideration of others or thinking. Mindfulness, on the other hand, is really about simple awareness, in-the-moment presence and non-judgment of self and experience. Imagine what your life could be like living from this place....

If you're sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, if you've tried to change ingrained lifestyle patterns to no avail, if you suffer from symptoms of stress-related diseases or simply feel like you can't manage your stress levels, Art & Science of Mindfulness can help.

Explore stress relief through gentle movement, discussion, and reflection in a supportive group setting. Programs like this have helped people reduce symptoms from stress-related diseases by an average of 55%. Let this be your year for effortless change.

Use the information and techniques from this program to create:
* Relief from habitual, compulsive behaviors like stress-related overeating and smoking
* Inner peace to support conscious lifestyle behavior choices
* New insights and a dierent, clear, healthful perspective
* Ability and motivation to take empowered, life-changing action

WORKSHOP DATES: Two class times to choose from...

1) Mondays, 7:15-9:15 pm, Feb. 5 - Mar. 26
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March 3, 9 am - 5 pm
OR
2) Wednesdays, 1:45-3:45 pm, Feb. 7 -Mar. 28
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March. 3, 9 am - 5 pm

Attend a FREE Sneak Peek Introduction:
Mon., Jan 29, 7:15-8:15 p.m. or Wed., Jan. 31, 2:45 - 3:45 pm


Interested in teaching mindfulness? Ask about the mentoring program.

JJ Lee

JJ Lee, M. Ed. , LADC, LADC-SJJ Lee, M Ed, LADC is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Reno, Nevada. For nearly 30 years, JJ has engagedthe science behind motivation, behavior change, and human response in a variety of settings to assist clients in transforming their lives. JJ has developed customized trainings for a variety of disciplines; her students have been nurses, chaplains, yoga teachers, social workers, counselors, graduate students, and others. JJ uses mindfulness-based practices and the mind-body connection to support awareness and transformation. She is an innovative thinker whose therapeutic focus values self-discovery and empowerment while respecting evidence-based and traditional methods.

$375 Full Series
(Optional installments of $125/week for the first three weeks if paid with cash or check.)
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FEBRUARY 2018
essential flowers

Beginning Tai Chi
With Helen Marotta
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm
February 6 - March 29
THIS SERIES IS FULL


Maximum 10 students - Register early!

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

8 Weeks for $160.00 THIS SERIES IS FULL
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Art and Science of Mindfulness

Art & Science of Mindfulness - A Training for Graceful Living
with JJ Lee, M Ed, LADC
WORKSHOP DATES: Two class times to choose from...

1) Mondays, 7:15-9:15 pm, Feb. 5 - Mar. 26
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March 3, 9 am - 5 pm
OR
2) Wednesdays, 1:45-3:45 pm, Feb. 7 -Mar. 28
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March. 3, 9 am - 5 pm

Attend a FREE Sneak Peek Introduction:
Mon., Jan 29, 7:15-8:15 p.m. or Wed., Jan. 31, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

The word "mindfulness" is often misused to describe a state of "thoughtfulness." But thoughtfulness is about consideration of others or thinking. Mindfulness, on the other hand, is really about simple awareness, in-the-moment presence and non-judgment of self and experience. Imagine what your life could be like living from this place....

If you're sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, if you've tried to change ingrained lifestyle patterns to no avail, if you suffer from symptoms of stress-related diseases or simply feel like you can't manage your stress levels, Art & Science of Mindfulness can help.

Explore stress relief through gentle movement, discussion, and reflection in a supportive group setting. Programs like this have helped people reduce symptoms from stress-related diseases by an average of 55%. Let this be your year for effortless change.

Use the information and techniques from this program to create:
* Relief from habitual, compulsive behaviors like stress-related overeating and smoking
* Inner peace to support conscious lifestyle behavior choices
* New insights and a dierent, clear, healthful perspective
* Ability and motivation to take empowered, life-changing action

WORKSHOP DATES: Two class times to choose from...

1) Mondays, 7:15-9:15 pm, Feb. 5 - Mar. 26
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March 3, 9 am - 5 pm
OR
2) Wednesdays, 1:45-3:45 pm, Feb. 7 -Mar. 28
with a day-long retreat on Sat., March. 3, 9 am - 5 pm

Attend a FREE Sneak Peek Introduction:
Mon., Jan 29, 7:15-8:15 p.m. or Wed., Jan. 31, 2:45 - 3:45 pm


Interested in teaching mindfulness? Ask about the mentoring program.

JJ Lee

JJ Lee, M. Ed. , LADC, LADC-SJJ Lee, M Ed, LADC is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in Reno, Nevada. For nearly 30 years, JJ has engagedthe science behind motivation, behavior change, and human response in a variety of settings to assist clients in transforming their lives. JJ has developed customized trainings for a variety of disciplines; her students have been nurses, chaplains, yoga teachers, social workers, counselors, graduate students, and others. JJ uses mindfulness-based practices and the mind-body connection to support awareness and transformation. She is an innovative thinker whose therapeutic focus values self-discovery and empowerment while respecting evidence-based and traditional methods.

$375 Full Series
(Optional installments of $125/week for the first three weeks if paid with cash or check.)
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Kapha Yoga

Moving Away from Pain
Improve sleep, Stimulate Digestion, Boost Immunity and Relieve Stress and Anxiety with the knowledge of Yoga and the Ancient Healing System of Ayurveda.
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Saturday, February 10; 9am - 3pm
studio next door to Yoga Loka - suite #120

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED - see July

According to Ayurveda, our biological energies or doshas constantly change in response to our actions, thoughts, emotions, the foods we eat, the seasons, and any other sensory inputs that feed our mind and body. When we live into the fulfillment of our individual natures, we naturally make lifestyle and dietary decisions that foster balance within our doshas. When we live against our intrinsic natures, we support unhealthy patterns that lead to physical and mental imbalances.

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL:
• Take a quiz to determine your dosha.
• Learn specific asanas, pranayama, mantras, and mudras to bring balance to the doshas.
• Learn about the therapeutic qualities of Ayurvedic oils and spices to improve sleep, stimulate digestion, boost immunity, relieve stress and anxiety...plus create a healthy seasonal dish with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Laura Hennings.

Monica and Laura will introduce the ancient healing system of Ayurveda to Integrate into your yoga practice, restoring a balanced mind-body connection.

JOIN US AT THE studio next door to Yoga Loka - suite #120
What to bring
: Yoga mat and journal. Plus write out your diet/nutrition needs and questions about doshas.

6 hours of Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers available or Yoga Loka 300 hour Teacher Training.

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Want to maintain your rejuvenating practice? Check out Monica's Kapha Yoga : Rejuvenating Yoga for the Kapha Season (5-week series)
Wednesdays | 5:30-7pm
February 21 - March 21, 2018
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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

$90 Registration is required by Feb. 7 - THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED - see July
Heart Opening thriugh Backbends

Heart Opening through Backbends
with Suzanne Dong

Saturday, February 10
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELED.
PLEASE WATCH FOR IT TO BE RE-SCHEDULED

Open the chest and heart space for love and life. Suzanne Dong will lead students through standing pose sequences to warm up for an uplifting backbend practice. She will pace the class so that students will feel secure enough to work with a variety of backbend poses.

Students should be familiar with standing poses and beginning backbends and have a minimum of six months of yoga experience. This workshop is not appropriate for those with acute back challenges.

$35 (early registration)
$45 (day of)
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Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

February 11 June 30 October 14
March 31 July 15 November 11
April 29 August 12 December 16
May 20 September 16  

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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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, February 17

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


course fee includes: Sanskrit Workshop : Group Chanting: Workbook : CD : plus Refreshments


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.

The comprehensive workbook to help you continue your studies is included in your class fee along with a CD.

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 includes Sanskrit Workshop : Group Chanting: Workbook : CD : plus Refreshments (please register before Feb 12)
Sleeping Buddha

REST DEEPLY - Sunday Restorative Practice
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, February 18
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

THIS PRACTICE IS FULL - Look to April 15 or May 13 for another

"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.

$35 THIS PRACTICE IS FULL - Look to April 15 or May 13 for another
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Kapha Rejuvinating

Rejuvenating Yoga for Kapha Season
Alleviate congestion in the lungs and brighten the mind with a stimulating and rejuvenating yoga practice to balance Kapha.
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner

Wednesdays, February 21- March 21; 5:30-7:00 p.m. (5 weekly classes)
Class held at the studio next door to Yoga Loka suite #120

PACIFYING KAPHA: DRYING / STIMULATING / EXPRESSIVE
Kapha is one of the three doshas or biological energies found in the body and mind and derives from the elements of earth and water. During the spring, kapha can accumulate as mucus in the stomach, chest, throat, and head. The key to pacifying kapha is stimulation and rejuvenation. When kapha is in balance, you feel strong, composed, and stable. When it’s out of balance, you might feel sleepy, mentally dull, or depressed.

In this series we will explore pranayama, mudras, mantras, and asanas that are heat-building, stimulating, and expressive. The best asanas for kapha are invigorating standing poses, backbends and twists to open up the chest and circulate prana throughout the body.

These classes introduce the ancient healing system of Ayurveda to integrate into your yoga practice, restoring a balanced mind-body connection.

Plus...create a healthy seasonal dish with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Laura Hennings

Class held at the studio next door to Yoga Loka suite #120

7.5 hours of Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers available or Yoga Loka 300 hour Teacher Training.

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Want to know if you are Vata, Pitta or Kapha? Check out Monica's Moving Away From Pain
February 10
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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

$83 for 5 classes
$18 drop in class
basic yoga cat pose

YOGA BASICS II
with Kim Allcock

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
February 22 - March 29

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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Demystefying Down There Workshop

Demystifying "Down There"
Yoga & the Female Pelvic Floor

with Guest Instructor Leslie Howard
Saturday, February 24

12:30 - 5:30 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 an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic and beyond​.  ​Leslie’s own struggles to heal her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this complex area of the body.  Studying the pelvis led her to get obsessed with hip and gluteus anatomy which then led to the knees.  Its all connected!​

Leslie leads Pelvic Floor YogaTM certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers including Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. In 2013, Leslie, with contributions from Judith Lasater, co-designed two successful studies at UCSF medical center that demonstrated the effectiveness of her yoga techniques for incontinence and pelvic pain. To find out more about Leslie, go to www.lesliehowardyoga.com

$100 (before 2/15)
$115 (after 2/15)
cranky hips workshop

Cranky Hips: Therapeutic Yoga Hip Workshop
with Guest Instructor Leslie Howard
Sunday, February 25
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

This alignment-based class is a slow, methodical and safe way of working the legs to create space in and around the hip sockets. Leslie addresses how to use yoga poses and yoga props to increase space, flexibility and strength in the hips. You will find familiar yoga poses using props and done with a focus on the relationship between the legs and pelvis. This way of practicing can help alleviate aches and pains in and around the head of the femur.

Pain in the hips can have many causes. But whatever the root cause, most people are sitting in chairs or cars more than ever before. Sitting with the legs at a 90 degree angle from your torso decreases the amount of space in the front of the hip sockets, brings the femurs forward in the hip socket and restricts blood flow to the pelvis. We come to yoga to undo some of our postural bad habits. However, we can actually exacerbate hip pain if we are doing our poses without mindfulness. The approach in this class is to encourage the femurs to be deeper towards the back of their sockets, and to practice the poses with a new spotlight on the hip joint.

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howardis an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic and beyond​.  ​Leslie’s own struggles to heal her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this complex area of the body.  Studying the pelvis led her to get obsessed with hip and gluteus anatomy which then led to the knees.  Its all connected!​

Leslie leads Pelvic Floor YogaTM certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers including Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. In 2013, Leslie, with contributions from Judith Lasater, co-designed two successful studies at UCSF medical center that demonstrated the effectiveness of her yoga techniques for incontinence and pelvic pain. To find out more about Leslie, go to www.lesliehowardyoga.com

$50 (before 2/15)
$60 (after 2/15)
bees knees workshop

The Bees Knees: Yoga for Cranky Knees
with Guest Instructor Leslie Howard
Sunday, February 25
3:30: - 6:00 p.m.

Bees have no knees! They have a femur and a tibia, but no knee joint.  Perhaps that is one of the reasons the expression means “the height of excellence.”   Those of us who struggle with knee pain know that the knee joint can be less than excellent.  If you struggle with knee pain, statistics show that you are not alone: one in five men and one in four women experience knee pain daily, and women are up to eight times more likely to suffer knee injuries than men. The key to avoiding knee problems is keeping the whole body aligned. That’s where yoga comes in.  Come join Leslie in this alignment-based therapeutic approach to different types of knee pain.

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic and beyond​.  ​Leslie’s own struggles to heal her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this complex area of the body.  Studying the pelvis led her to get obsessed with hip and gluteus anatomy which then led to the knees.  Its all connected!​

Leslie leads Pelvic Floor YogaTM certification trainings and other workshops across the United States and internationally. Her teaching is informed by over 3,500 hours of study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers including Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Ramanand Patel. In 2013, Leslie, with contributions from Judith Lasater, co-designed two successful studies at UCSF medical center that demonstrated the effectiveness of her yoga techniques for incontinence and pelvic pain. To find out more about Leslie, go to www.lesliehowardyoga.com

$50 (before 2/15)
$60 (after 2/15)
MARCH 2018
Teaching Restorative Yoga

Teaching Restorative Yoga
with Katie Louvat, ERYT
Saturday and Sunday, March 10 & 11, 1 - 6 pm

Join Instructor Katie Louvat for an 10-hour training to learn the basics of teaching restorative yoga.
Participants will learn:
* The science behind the stress response and the relaxation response
* How to create an environment that supports physical, mental, and emotional relaxation
* How to prop and support students in a variety of restorative yoga poses
* How to modify poses to meet student's individual needs
* Breath-work that can support relaxation

This workshop is open to yoga teachers and those currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program. CEUs available through the yoga alliance or credit can be applied toward Yoga Loka's 300 Hour Teacher Training Program.

$195 before March 1
$215 after March 1
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yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Jen Donovan, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT

Spring Equinox Monday, March 12
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Equinox 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)

Book Club

Awakening Joy Book Group
led by Katie Louvat, ERYT
Discussion, Movement, and Meditation
8 Thursdays, 5:45 - 7 pm
March 15 - May 3

THIS SERIES IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2018

Join Katie Louvat for a 8-week discussion, movement and meditation series based on James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander's book Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. Each weekly session will include time for gentle and joyful movement, quiet meditation, and a thoughtful discussion. All levels of yoga students are welcome—even beginners.

Filled with inviting stories, exercises, and practical advice, relevant to people of all faiths or no faith at all, Awakening Joy will guide you on a journey to embrace happiness and well-being, and chart a path to an enriching and meaningful engagement with life.

Please read the introduction and the first chapter in preparation for the first meeting. Books can be purchased locally at Yoga Loka or Sundance Books and Music.

$120 (book NOT included)
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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra w/Restorative Yoga
with Suzanne Dong
Sunday, March 18
4:30-6:00 p.m.

THIS PRACTICE HAS BEEN CANCELED

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is a state where the body is completely relaxed offering the practitioner an opportunity to become increasingly aware of the inner world by following a systematically structured set of verbal instructions along with breath awareness while comfortably resting in a supine position on the floor for deep relaxation. Restorative yoga postures will be guided to prepare the body/mind for the deep rest.

All levels are welcome.

$25 (early registration)
$35 (day of)
chair

Yoga Using the Chair with Suzanne Dong
Saturday, March 24
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

THIS WORKSHOP IS BEING RESCHEDULED

Experience a new way to practice yoga using the chair.

In this playful workshop, we'll be using chairs as our main prop. Various other props such as blankets, blocks, belts and bolsters will also be used to help facilitate some of the asanas while on the chair.

Our use of yoga props helps our awareness and thought process in the postures. One does not need to be a seasoned or flexible student to experience the freedom and release of muscle tension with the support of the chair. You will find yourselves moving deeper into the pose thus allowing the fluctuations of the mind to become still.

This workshop is for all levels, even if you have minor injuries. Suzanne uses chairs regularly in her own practice after suffering various foot problems over the years.

$35 (early registration)
$45 (day of)
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Myofacial Movement

Myofascial Movement and Meditation: Discovering the Deep Front Line with Katie Louvat, E-RYT, YACEP
Sunday, March 25
12:30 - 3:30 pm

Our bodies are wrapped in a vast and continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia. In recent years, movement therapists have identified a number of myofascial pathways that run through our bodies, connecting specific groups of muscles, ligaments, and tendons and crossing multiple bones and joints. Repetitive movement, poor postural patterns, and past injury can lead to imbalance along these myofascial lines which can result in new injury, decreased range of motion in our joints, and chronic pain.

This workshop will focus on the Deep Front Line (DFL)—a deep continuity of muscles and connective tissue that make up our myofascial core. Running from the sole of our feet to the root of our tongue, the DFL provides core alignment and stability and makes it possible for us to move through the world with grace, stability, ease, and agility. Lack of proper balance and tone along the DFL can lead to foot, knee, hip, or back pain and a collapsed pelvic and/or spinal core.

Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from a visual presentation, we will develop a clear felt-sense of our own unique fascial bodies. We'll learn to lengthen and tone this deep myofascial pathway so we can move toward a more easeful, optimal and balanced alignment in both movement and stillness.

All levels of students are welcome.


$50 MMM - Deep Front Line
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Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

March 31 July 15 November 11
April 29 August 12 December 16
May 20 September 16  
June 30 October 14  

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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APRIL 2018
Dragon & Tiger QiGong

Dragon & Tiger QiGong
with Brad Meyer
Mondays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
April 9 - May 21
*Free Sneak Peak: Monday, April 2, 7:15 - 8:15 pm*

This seven week course will be an introduction to the Dragon & Tiger
Qigong set. Dragon & Tiger is 1,500 year old powerful self healing exercise that has been practiced by millions of people for improved health, vitality and a general feeling of well being. The gentle movements of Dragon & Tiger can be practiced by almost anyone and can be adapted for people who are injured or unable to stand.

Dragon & Tiger Qigong can be exceptionally helpful with:
• Releasing stress and improving relaxation
• Unwinding tension especially in the back, neck and shoulders
• Increases circulation of blood and other body fluids
• Raising energy levels & improving immune function
• Better balance and physical coordination

Brad Meyer

Brad began studying martial arts 20 years ago and within the first few years was introduced to the healing and meditative arts of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong. After spending a few years working full time on a computer and
experiencing the stress and tension that comes with that his focus began to shift to how these arts could help reduce stress and heal the body. For the last 12 years he has been focused on studying the system of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong that is taught by Bruce Frantzis and his students. In 2017 Brad was certified to teach Dragon & Tiger Qigong.

$72 (7 classes)
Jade Woman QiGong
Jade Woman QiGong
with Erica LaFrenier
6 Thursdays, 1:45 - 3 pm
April 19 - May 24
*Free Sneak Peak: Thursday, April 12, 1:45 - 3 pm*

Engage your self-healing potential with the practice of Jade Woman Qigong. Designed specifically for the physiological needs of a woman's body, Jade Woman helps to release the daily accumulations of stress and tension then the practice goes deeper to release old and stagnant emotional energy. Once we open the heart and clear the mind our physical bodies can regain balance and function in harmony with the cycles of nature leading the way toward a luminous and vibrant spirit! Jade Woman is beneficial for all stages of a woman's life helping to alleviate symptoms of PMS, infertility and menopause. Men are welcome to join us to purify their liver Qi!

Erica LaFrenier

At the age of 22, Erica LaFrenier began a lifelong study into the healing modalities of Tai Chi and Qigong. More than 20 years later she has discovered that there is much more to learn! The journey into the innermost aspects of ones being is limitless, it's rewards life changing. Erica is a graduate of the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School's 6 year program and teaches "Liu Dong's Methods." She has been instructing students in their own self-healing discoveries for over 13 years.

$91 includes an instructional booklet

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Chakra Intensive
MEET YOUR CHAKRAS- An Introduction to the Subtle Body

with Kimberly Allcock, Ph.D., RYT500
Thursday, April 5, 7:15-9:15 p.m.

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 find 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, April 12 - May 31

$35
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, April 12 - May 31

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 Thursday, April 5; 7:15-9:15 pm.

$175 by April 1
$195 after April 1
$25 Drop-In
Breathe

BREATHE
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, April 15
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

$35
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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 28
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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Spring Rejuvination Cleanse

Spring Rejuvenation Group Cleanse
3-Day Ayurvedic Cleanse to Renew and Heal the Mind & Body
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner
April 27-29
Friday – Sunday 8am - 1pm

MANDATORY | One hour Pre-Cleanse Planning Session with Laura Hennings April 13, 2018 | 5:30pm

Pre-Registration is required by April 13, 2018

CLEANSE LOCATION
Sage Healing Arts
495 Apple St #225, Reno, NV 89502
North side of Parklane movie theater.

The practice of cleansing is considered a vital part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, with great potential for improved energy, strength, and immunity, as well as a renewed love of life. An Ayurvedic cleanse is not just a cleanse but a rejuvenation cleanse that rests and resets the digestive system, eliminates toxins, and simultaneously balances vata, pitta, and kapha in the body – all of which serve to promote improved balance and overall health.

This group cleanse will offer you expert guidance and support each day in a relaxing and safe environment. Laura and Monica have created a daily agenda to help make your cleansing experience enjoyable. You will learn how to make Kitchari, spice tea, understand the benefits of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, move through a tri-doshic asana practice with pranayama, chanting and meditation. You will likely notice an enhanced sense of taste as well as marked improvements in your appetite, digestion, elimination, and mental clarity. All senses become enhanced so that our sixth sense becomes more acute.

We recommend you have at least one year of yoga experience and some practical knowledge of Ayurveda. We suggest taking Moving Away From Pain on February 10 or Rejuvenating Yoga for Kapha Season (Weekly Series from Feb. 21 - March 21).

BENEFITS OF A 3-DAY CLEANSE:

  • Improve digestion and metabolic function.
  • Promote regular and balanced elimination.
  • Support the maintenance of a healthy body weight.
  • Nurture an improved sense of energy, vitality, and enthusiasm for life.
  • Foster clarity and groundedness in the mental, spiritual, and emotional spheres.
  • Encourage a balanced sleep cycle.
  • Promote improved overall health.

3 DAY AGENDA

  • Prepare and eat a tri-doshic Kitchari breakfast with spice tea
  • Discussion on Ayurvedic lifestyle, daily routines and cleanses - importance of healthy digestion for renewal and healing
  • Abhyanga (Ayurvedic self-massage)
  • Pranayama
  • Chanting
  • Asana
  • Meditation
  • Sangha - 15 min. of sharing insights and experiences

WHAT TO BRING

  • Yoga mat
  • Blocks, Blanket and Bolster - if you have them
  • Large Beach Towel
  • Shorts
  • Bra-Top
  • Socks
  • Journal

Attendance mandatory at the One hour Pre-Cleanse Planning Session with Laura Hennings
April 13, 2018 | 5:30pm

Total 16 CEU credits for yoga teachers and Yoga Loka 300hr TT

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

$225 Pre-Registration is required by April 13, 2018
Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

April 29 July 15 October 14
May 20 August 12 November 11
June 30 September 16 December 16

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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MAY 2018
Myofacial Movement

Myofascial Movement and Meditation: Balancing the Front and Back Body with Katie Louvat, E-RYT, YACEP
Saturday, May 12
12:30 - 3:30 pm

Our bodies are wrapped in a vast and continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia. In recent years, movement therapists have identified a number of myofascial pathways that run through our bodies, connecting specific groups of muscles, ligaments, and tendons and crossing multiple bones and joints. Repetitive movement, poor postural patterns, and past injury can lead to imbalance along these myofascial lines which can result in new injury, decreased range of motion in our joints, and chronic pain.

This workshop will focus on the connective tissue and muscles that run up the front and back of our bodies. Balancing these myofascial pathways can lead to increased freedom and health in the ankles, knees, and hips. It can reduce strain and compression in the lower back, free the breath, and dissolve tension that gathers in the neck and shoulders.

Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from a visual presentation, students will develop a clear felt-sense of their own unique fascial body. We'll learn ways to create both length and strength along these pathways so the body can move toward a more easeful, optimal and balanced alignment in both movement and stillness.

All levels are welcome.


$50 MMM - Balancing Front & Back Body
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Sleeping Buddha
REST DEEPLY - Sunday Restorative Practice
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, May 13
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.

$35
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Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

May 20 August 12 November 11
June 30 September 16 December 16
July 15 October 14  

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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JUNE 2018
Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra w/Restorative Yoga
with Suzanne Dong
Sunday, June 3
4:30-6:00 p.m.

CANCELED DUE TO LOW PRE-REGISTRATION

Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is a state where the body is completely relaxed offering the practitioner an opportunity to become increasingly aware of the inner world by following a systematically structured set of verbal instructions along with breath awareness while comfortably resting in a supine position on the floor for deep relaxation. Restorative yoga postures will be guided to prepare the body/mind for the deep rest.

All levels are welcome.

$25 (early registration)
$35 (day of)
Tai Chi Wu Style

Tai Chi (Wu Style)
with Brad Meyer
Mondays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm
June 4 - 25 (four Mondays)

This 4 week course is perfect for beginners or anyone interested in Tai Chi.

The focus of the course will be on foundational exercises of Tai Chi that can begin giving you the health and stress relief benets that Tai Chi is well known for. We will then begin to apply the basic concepts to movements of the Wu Style Tai Chi form.

Drop-ins are welcome.

Brad Meyer

Brad began studying martial arts 20 years ago and within the first few years was introduced to the healing and meditative arts of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong. After spending a few years working full time on a computer and experiencing the stress and tension that comes with that his focus began to shift to how these arts could help reduce stress and heal the body. For the last 12 years he has been focused on studying the system of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong that is taught by Bruce Frantzis and his students. In 2017 Brad was certified to teach Dragon & Tiger Qigong.

$48 (4 classes)
$15 drop in (or use prepaid class package)
Dragon & Tiger QiGong

Dragon & Tiger QiGong
with Brad Meyer
Wednesdays & Fridays 2:00-3:00 p.m.
June 6 - 29 (8 classes)

This seven week course will be an introduction to the Dragon & Tiger Qigong set. Dragon & Tiger is 1,500 year old powerful self healing exercise that has been practiced by millions of people for improved health, vitality and a general feeling of well being. The gentle movements of Dragon & Tiger can be practiced by almost anyone and can be adapted for people who are injured or unable to stand.

Dragon & Tiger Qigong can be exceptionally helpful with:
• Releasing stress and improving relaxation
• Unwinding tension especially in the back, neck and shoulders
• Increases circulation of blood and other body fluids
• Raising energy levels & improving immune function
• Better balance and physical coordination

Drop-ins are welcome.

Brad Meyer

Brad began studying martial arts 20 years ago and within the first few years was introduced to the healing and meditative arts of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong. After spending a few years working full time on a computer and experiencing the stress and tension that comes with that his focus began to shift to how these arts could help reduce stress and heal the body. For the last 12 years he has been focused on studying the system of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong that is taught by Bruce Frantzis and his students. In 2017 Brad was certified to teach Dragon & Tiger Qigong.

$60 (8 classes)
$15 drop in (or use prepaid class package)
yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Jen Donovan, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT

Summer Solstice Monday, June 18
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 I
With Jennifer Kimball
Thursdays, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
June 21 - July 26

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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Intro to Prenatal Practice
Foundations of Prenatal Practice
For Teachers Who Want to Safely Support Prenatal Students with Yoga
with
Kim Allcock, Ph.D., E-RYT500
June 23-24, Saturday & Sunday 12:30 - 5:30 pm both days

If you want to feel comfortable leading a safe practice for pregnant women but are not sure about committing to the full RPYT program, this weekend workshop is for you.Introduction to Prenatal Practice gives you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently welcome pregnant students to your classes and ensure they have a safe, enjoyable experience. We will discuss how prenatal practice is special, how it benfits mom and baby, what particular safety and comfort measures should be considered, what practices should be avoided, and how to adapt common practices to provide the best benefit for mother and baby.

CEUs for Yoga Teachers and 300 hour Teacher Training Credit are also available for completing this training.

$195
Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

June 30 September 16 December 16
July 15 October 14  
August 12 November 11  

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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JULY 2018
Desert Warrior

Sukha Sundays Long Series:
Create good space to linger longer on your mat

with Monica Limon, RYT500
Sundays at 12:30-3pm (2.5hrs)
July 8 & 22
August 5 & 19
September 9 & 23

“Yoga is the journey of the self.
Through the self. To the self.” 
– The Bhagavad Gita

Have you ever felt the desire to linger longer after a yoga class to bask in the afterglow of your practice? Then treat yourself to more time on the mat and indulge in this Sunday long practice filled with more pranayama, mudras, mantras, and asana to move you deeper into relaxation…creating sukha (good space) to sit with ease in meditation.


Monica Limon, RYT500
Monica blends her love for the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, the dynamic energies of the doshas, the subtle energies of the chakras with the wisdom of yoga to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. 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.

$40 (one class)
$114 (3 classes)
$216 (6 classes)
Shanti Shanti

Music and Chanting with Shanti Shanti
AN ARTOWN EVENT

Andrea Santos and Sara Gracey
Tuesday, July 10, 7:30p.m

Get Your Zen On!!

Join world renown Sanskrit Scholars Shanti Shanti for an evening of chanting, healing mantras and music.

Let the incredible voices of Shanti Shanti and their heart-opening music fill you with renewing energy that is both relaxing and exhilarating.

Shanti Shanti will perform music & chant Sanskrit plus introduce their new album which will include group chanting and healing mantras. Optional audience participation.

The celebrated voices of Shanti Shanti and their entertaining performance will make for a revi-talizing & FUN evening!!

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Shanti Shanti again

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.

Andrea and Sara, at the age of 9 and 7, spontaneously were able to read, write, translate and chant the ancient language of Sanskrit is a 5,000 year old language that is known for its wonderful affect. The sisters of Shanti Shanti, Andrea & Sara, are world-renown scholars in this ancient topic. They have performed world-wide and have appeared in countless media venues including Coast To Coast AM and the Tonight Show.

$12
Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

July 15 September 16 November 11
August 12 October 14 December 16

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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myofacial movement

Myofascial Movement and Meditation: Spiral Line
with Katie Louvat, E-RYT, YACEP

Saturday, July 21
12:30 - 3:30 pm

Our bodies are wrapped in a vast and continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia. In recent years, movement therapists have identified a number of myofascial pathways that run through our bodies, connecting specific groups of muscles, ligaments, and tendons and crossing multiple bones and joints. Repetitive movement, poor postural patterns, and past injury can lead to imbalance along these myofascial lines which can result in new injury, decreased range of motion in our joints, and chronic pain.

This workshop will focus on the Spiral Line (SPL)—a double helix-shaped pathway of muscle and fascia that links the body from head to toe and supports us with movements like walking, twisting, turning the head, and helps to maintain balance across all plains. When out of balance, the spiral line can create, compensate for, and maintain twists, rotations and lateral shifts in the body.

Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from a visual presentation, we will develop a clear felt-sense of our own unique fascial bodies and learn to move through the world with an increased sense of grace, ease, balance, and stability.

All levels of students are welcome.


$50 MMM - Lateral & Spiral Line
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Desert Warrior

Sukha Sundays Long Series:
Create good space to linger longer on your mat

with Monica Limon, RYT500
Sundays at 12:30-3pm (2.5hrs)
July 22
August 5 & 19
September 9 & 23

“Yoga is the journey of the self.
Through the self. To the self.” 
– The Bhagavad Gita

Have you ever felt the desire to linger longer after a yoga class to bask in the afterglow of your practice? Then treat yourself to more time on the mat and indulge in this Sunday long practice filled with more pranayama, mudras, mantras, and asana to move you deeper into relaxation…creating sukha (good space) to sit with ease in meditation.


Monica Limon, RYT500
Monica blends her love for the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, the dynamic energies of the doshas, the subtle energies of the chakras with the wisdom of yoga to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. 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.

$40 (one class)
$114 (3 classes)
$216 (6 classes)
AUGUST 2018
basic yoga cat pose

YOGA BASICS II
with Jennifer Kimball

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
August 2 - September 6

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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Desert Warrior

Sukha Sundays Long Series:
Create good space to linger longer on your mat

with Monica Limon, RYT500
Sundays at 12:30-3pm (2.5hrs)
August 5 & 19
September 9 & 23

“Yoga is the journey of the self.
Through the self. To the self.” 
– The Bhagavad Gita

Have you ever felt the desire to linger longer after a yoga class to bask in the afterglow of your practice? Then treat yourself to more time on the mat and indulge in this Sunday long practice filled with more pranayama, mudras, mantras, and asana to move you deeper into relaxation…creating sukha (good space) to sit with ease in meditation.


Monica Limon, RYT500
Monica blends her love for the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, the dynamic energies of the doshas, the subtle energies of the chakras with the wisdom of yoga to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. 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.

$40 (one class)
$114 (3 classes)
$216 (6 classes)
Shoga Workshop

Shoga
with Christopher Daniels
Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm
August 5 & 26; September 16 & 30; October 7 & 21

The Aug 5 WORKSHOP IS FULL... See Shoga Aug 26

ShoGa - Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition, and moreover, a way of life. Shamanism is concerned with what goes on beneath the surface of things - why certain situations occur in our lives and why we act as we do. It is concerned with the nature of our creation - why and how we came to be. Shamanism is about the power to be ourselves, to live the way we would like to live and to feel
connected to something greater than ourselves. In this powerful workshop, Christopher Daniels will, through ceremony, guide participants in setting an intention for their practice, and then will lead participants through a gentle sequence of restorative & yin poses, aimed at opening the chakras. From here, using rattle work, smudging, Reiki, and Spirit Guides will cleanse the
chakras, remove stuck or stagnant energy within the body, and release the blocks preventing you from living your life to its fullest expression. It is Christopher's intention that participants will leave feeling lighter, more balanced, with greater clarity. Please bring your yoga mat.

Chris Daniels Shoga Workshop


Christopher Daniels is a celebrated yoga instructor, actor, life guide, Reiki Master, Real Love wise person, and spiritual comedian. He brings his sense of humor to the mat, recognizing that laughter is its own medicine, and that we shouldn't take ourselves, or our spiritual practice, too seriously. Currently enrolled in Sky Spirit Shaman's two-year accreditation program, which is a fusion of the Peruvian tradition and Native American Wisdom, Christopher incorporates a mixture of eastern and western practices, blending with one-on-one coaching, to create a unique and personalized experience for clients that addresses their needs on their physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual levels. Check out www.alchemistmovement.org for a full listing of healing services.

$40 per session THS WORKSHOP IS FULL... See Shoga Aug 26

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Dragon & Tiger QiGong

Dragon & Tiger QiGong
with Brad Meyer
Mondays 7:15-8:30 p.m.
August (4 classes)

This course will be an introduction to the Dragon & Tiger Qigong set. Dragon & Tiger is 1,500 year old powerful self healing exercise that has been practiced by millions of people for improved health, vitality and a general feeling of well being. The gentle movements of Dragon & Tiger can be practiced by almost anyone and can be adapted for people who are injured or unable to stand.

Dragon & Tiger Qigong can be exceptionally helpful with:
• Releasing stress and improving relaxation
• Unwinding tension especially in the back, neck and shoulders
• Increases circulation of blood and other body fluids
• Raising energy levels & improving immune function
• Better balance and physical coordination

Drop-ins are welcome.

Brad Meyer

Brad began studying martial arts 20 years ago and within the first few years was introduced to the healing and meditative arts of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong. After spending a few years working full time on a computer and experiencing the stress and tension that comes with that his focus began to shift to how these arts could help reduce stress and heal the body. For the last 12 years he has been focused on studying the system of Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong that is taught by Bruce Frantzis and his students. In 2017 Brad was certified to teach Dragon & Tiger Qigong.

$50 (4 classes)
$18 drop in (or use prepaid class package)
Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:

August 12 October 14 December 16
September 16 November 11  

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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At Home In your Heart
At Home in Your Own Heart
with Winifred Wilson
Saturday, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
August 18 - September 1

AT HOME is a three part series using gentle asana and meditation as a way to experience our True Home for the purpose of being present in our own loving hearts anywhere we go on the planet anytime.

Winifred Wilson

Winifred is a yoga teacher, music executive, writer and blogger who is in awe of the journey of everyday life. She lives in Reno, Maui and on a Rock n Roll tour bus, but mainly relies on her own heart to feel at home. www.winifredwilson.com

$18 per class (or regular class series packages apply)

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Desert Warrior

Sukha Sundays Long Series:
Create good space to linger longer on your mat

with Monica Limon, RYT500
Sundays at 12:30-3pm (2.5hrs)
August 19
September 9 & 23

“Yoga is the journey of the self.
Through the self. To the self.” 
– The Bhagavad Gita

Have you ever felt the desire to linger longer after a yoga class to bask in the afterglow of your practice? Then treat yourself to more time on the mat and indulge in this Sunday long practice filled with more pranayama, mudras, mantras, and asana to move you deeper into relaxation…creating sukha (good space) to sit with ease in meditation.


Monica Limon, RYT500
Monica blends her love for the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, the dynamic energies of the doshas, the subtle energies of the chakras with the wisdom of yoga to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. 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.

$40 (one class)
$114 (3 classes)
$216 (6 classes)
Jade Woman QiGong
Nourishing Woman QiGong Series
with Erica LaFrenier
8 Thursdays, 1:45 - 2:45 pm
August 23 - October 11

Connect with the deepest aspects of your female body and nourish the roots of your being. Everyday we spend energy on our daily activities often forgetting to replenish our most valuable resource, ourselves.

Nourishing Woman is a seated meditation practice that incorporates visualization, hand mudras, breathwork, self-massage, and sound to deeply rejuvenate and harmonize a woman's body. Passed down in a family lineage of Traditional Taoist medical healers this self-healing Qigong practice is effective for women with any kind of gynecological disharmony and supports a woman's ability to blossom in all phases of her life. Nestle in for your restorative afternoon rest loaded with health enhancing benefits!

Erica LaFrenier


At the age of 22, Erica LaFrenier began a lifelong study into the healing modalities of Tai Chi and Qigong. More than 20 years later she has discovered that there is much more to learn! The journey into the innermost aspects of ones being is limitless, it's rewards life changing. Erica is a graduate of the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School's 6 year program and teaches "Liu Dong's Methods." She has been instructing students in their own self-healing discoveries for over 13 years.

$91 includes an instructional booklet

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Shoga Workshop

Shoga
with Christopher Daniels
Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm
August 26; September 16 & 30; October 7 & 21

ShoGa - Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition, and moreover, a way of life. Shamanism is concerned with what goes on beneath the surface of things - why certain situations occur in our lives and why we act as we do. It is concerned with the nature of our creation - why and how we came to be. Shamanism is about the power to be ourselves, to live the way we would like to live and to feel
connected to something greater than ourselves. In this powerful workshop, Christopher Daniels will, through ceremony, guide participants in setting an intention for their practice, and then will lead participants through a gentle sequence of restorative & yin poses, aimed at opening the chakras. From here, using rattle work, smudging, Reiki, and Spirit Guides will cleanse the
chakras, remove stuck or stagnant energy within the body, and release the blocks preventing you from living your life to its fullest expression. It is Christopher's intention that participants will leave feeling lighter, more balanced, with greater clarity. Please bring your yoga mat.

Chris Daniels Shoga Workshop


Christopher Daniels is a celebrated yoga instructor, actor, life guide, Reiki Master, Real Love wise person, and spiritual comedian. He brings his sense of humor to the mat, recognizing that laughter is its own medicine, and that we shouldn't take ourselves, or our spiritual practice, too seriously. Currently enrolled in Sky Spirit Shaman's two-year accreditation program, which is a fusion of the Peruvian tradition and Native American Wisdom, Christopher incorporates a mixture of eastern and western practices, blending with one-on-one coaching, to create a unique and personalized experience for clients that addresses their needs on their physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual levels. Check out www.alchemistmovement.org for a full listing of healing services.

$40 per session

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SEPTEMBER 2018
At Home In your Heart
At Home in Your Own Heart
with Winifred Wilson
Saturday, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
August 18 - September 1

AT HOME is a three part series using gentle asana and meditation as a way to experience our True Home for the purpose of being present in our own loving hearts anywhere we go on the planet anytime.

Winifred Wilson

Winifred is a yoga teacher, music executive, writer and blogger who is in awe of the journey of everyday life. She lives in Reno, Maui and on a Rock n Roll tour bus, but mainly relies on her own heart to feel at home. www.winifredwilson.com

$18 per class (or regular class series packages apply)

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Desert Warrior

Sukha Sundays Long Series:
Create good space to linger longer on your mat

with Monica Limon, RYT500
Sundays at 12:30-3pm (2.5hrs)
September 9 & 23

“Yoga is the journey of the self.
Through the self. To the self.” 
– The Bhagavad Gita

Have you ever felt the desire to linger longer after a yoga class to bask in the afterglow of your practice? Then treat yourself to more time on the mat and indulge in this Sunday long practice filled with more pranayama, mudras, mantras, and asana to move you deeper into relaxation…creating sukha (good space) to sit with ease in meditation.


Monica Limon, RYT500
Monica blends her love for the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, the dynamic energies of the doshas, the subtle energies of the chakras with the wisdom of yoga to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. 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.

$40 (one class)
$114 (3 classes)
$216 (6 classes)
essential flowers

Beginning Tai Chi
With Debbie Pinjuv & Brad Meyer
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11am -12:00 noon
September 11 - November 1

Maximum 16 students - Register early!

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

8 Weeks for $160.00
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YOGA BASICS I
With Jennifer Kimball
Thursdays, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
September 13 - October 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)
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Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:
September 16
October 14
November 11
December 16

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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Shoga Workshop

Shoga
with Christopher Daniels
Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm
September 16 & 30; October 7 & 21

ShoGa - Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition, and moreover, a way of life. Shamanism is concerned with what goes on beneath the surface of things - why certain situations occur in our lives and why we act as we do. It is concerned with the nature of our creation - why and how we came to be. Shamanism is about the power to be ourselves, to live the way we would like to live and to feel
connected to something greater than ourselves. In this powerful workshop, Christopher Daniels will, through ceremony, guide participants in setting an intention for their practice, and then will lead participants through a gentle sequence of restorative & yin poses, aimed at opening the chakras. From here, using rattle work, smudging, Reiki, and Spirit Guides will cleanse the
chakras, remove stuck or stagnant energy within the body, and release the blocks preventing you from living your life to its fullest expression. It is Christopher's intention that participants will leave feeling lighter, more balanced, with greater clarity. Please bring your yoga mat.

Chris Daniels Shoga Workshop


Christopher Daniels is a celebrated yoga instructor, actor, life guide, Reiki Master, Real Love wise person, and spiritual comedian. He brings his sense of humor to the mat, recognizing that laughter is its own medicine, and that we shouldn't take ourselves, or our spiritual practice, too seriously. Currently enrolled in Sky Spirit Shaman's two-year accreditation program, which is a fusion of the Peruvian tradition and Native American Wisdom, Christopher incorporates a mixture of eastern and western practices, blending with one-on-one coaching, to create a unique and personalized experience for clients that addresses their needs on their physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual levels. Check out www.alchemistmovement.org for a full listing of healing services.

$40 per session

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Desert Warrior

Sukha Sundays Long Series:
Create good space to linger longer on your mat

with Monica Limon, RYT500
Sundays at 12:30-3pm (2.5hrs)
September 23

“Yoga is the journey of the self.
Through the self. To the self.” 
– The Bhagavad Gita

Have you ever felt the desire to linger longer after a yoga class to bask in the afterglow of your practice? Then treat yourself to more time on the mat and indulge in this Sunday long practice filled with more pranayama, mudras, mantras, and asana to move you deeper into relaxation…creating sukha (good space) to sit with ease in meditation.


Monica Limon, RYT500
Monica blends her love for the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, the dynamic energies of the doshas, the subtle energies of the chakras with the wisdom of yoga to calm the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. 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.

$40 (one class)
$114 (3 classes)
$216 (6 classes)
yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Jen Donovan, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT

Atumnal Equinox Monday, September 17
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Equinox 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)

Shoga Workshop

Shoga
with Christopher Daniels
Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm
September 30; October 7 & 21

ShoGa - Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition, and moreover, a way of life. Shamanism is concerned with what goes on beneath the surface of things - why certain situations occur in our lives and why we act as we do. It is concerned with the nature of our creation - why and how we came to be. Shamanism is about the power to be ourselves, to live the way we would like to live and to feel
connected to something greater than ourselves. In this powerful workshop, Christopher Daniels will, through ceremony, guide participants in setting an intention for their practice, and then will lead participants through a gentle sequence of restorative & yin poses, aimed at opening the chakras. From here, using rattle work, smudging, Reiki, and Spirit Guides will cleanse the
chakras, remove stuck or stagnant energy within the body, and release the blocks preventing you from living your life to its fullest expression. It is Christopher's intention that participants will leave feeling lighter, more balanced, with greater clarity. Please bring your yoga mat.

Chris Daniels Shoga Workshop


Christopher Daniels is a celebrated yoga instructor, actor, life guide, Reiki Master, Real Love wise person, and spiritual comedian. He brings his sense of humor to the mat, recognizing that laughter is its own medicine, and that we shouldn't take ourselves, or our spiritual practice, too seriously. Currently enrolled in Sky Spirit Shaman's two-year accreditation program, which is a fusion of the Peruvian tradition and Native American Wisdom, Christopher incorporates a mixture of eastern and western practices, blending with one-on-one coaching, to create a unique and personalized experience for clients that addresses their needs on their physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual levels. Check out www.alchemistmovement.org for a full listing of healing services.

$40 per session

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OCTOBER 2018
Shoga Workshop

Shoga
with Christopher Daniels
Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm
October 7 & 21

ShoGa - Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition, and moreover, a way of life. Shamanism is concerned with what goes on beneath the surface of things - why certain situations occur in our lives and why we act as we do. It is concerned with the nature of our creation - why and how we came to be. Shamanism is about the power to be ourselves, to live the way we would like to live and to feel
connected to something greater than ourselves. In this powerful workshop, Christopher Daniels will, through ceremony, guide participants in setting an intention for their practice, and then will lead participants through a gentle sequence of restorative & yin poses, aimed at opening the chakras. From here, using rattle work, smudging, Reiki, and Spirit Guides will cleanse the
chakras, remove stuck or stagnant energy within the body, and release the blocks preventing you from living your life to its fullest expression. It is Christopher's intention that participants will leave feeling lighter, more balanced, with greater clarity. Please bring your yoga mat.

Chris Daniels Shoga Workshop


Christopher Daniels is a celebrated yoga instructor, actor, life guide, Reiki Master, Real Love wise person, and spiritual comedian. He brings his sense of humor to the mat, recognizing that laughter is its own medicine, and that we shouldn't take ourselves, or our spiritual practice, too seriously. Currently enrolled in Sky Spirit Shaman's two-year accreditation program, which is a fusion of the Peruvian tradition and Native American Wisdom, Christopher incorporates a mixture of eastern and western practices, blending with one-on-one coaching, to create a unique and personalized experience for clients that addresses their needs on their physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual levels. Check out www.alchemistmovement.org for a full listing of healing services.

$40 per session

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Felicia Rest and Release

Rest and Release
with Felicia Kampf, RYT
Saturday, October 13
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join Felicia for an afternoon of restorative yoga and myofascial release to help you hit the reset button by releasing tension and restoring a sense of well-being, physically and mentally. Just as our electronic devices need time to reset and rejuvenate, so do we!

You will be guided through myofascial release techniques to open up common areas of tension before and after settling in to restorative yoga poses. Restorative yoga poses use props so that you can relax in to each pose comfortable enough you could fall asleep (and it's ok if you do!). The poses do the work as you enjoy instruction in progressive relaxation and mindfulness techniques to deepen relaxation and fully benefit from the poses. 

You will leave feeling refreshed mentally and physically with a sense of what it means to hit the reset button, to be connected to your body, and the power of mindfulness and progressive relaxation techniques. 

This class can be beneficial for those suffering from stress, pain, tension, chronic illness, anxiety, insomnia, and many other ailments so put on your comfy clothes and we'll see you there!

$35
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Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:
October 14
November 11
December 16

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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Mindfulneww, movement & meditation
In Depth Study of Mindfulness, Movement & Meditation
led by Denise Barclay
Six Mondays, 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.
October 15 - November 9

This six-class series is designed for people who are ready to deepen their practice and will include 30 minutes of each of the following:

Mindfulness the study of the four foundations of mindfulness, body and breath, feeling tone, mental formations, and universal patterns, plus everything necessary to help let the mind rest and reduce anxiety.

Movements include Qi Gong and Yoga that support the calming and settling of the mind, body and nervous system.

Meditation techniques to deepen the training of the mind to not grasp certain thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Discussion We'll be reading "The Breakthrough", by Ajahn Amaro and bringing our questions and insights into the group to create a supportive place of learning and sharing.

$108 (does not include the book)
Shoga Workshop

Shoga
with Christopher Daniels
Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm
October 21

ShoGa - Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition, and moreover, a way of life. Shamanism is concerned with what goes on beneath the surface of things - why certain situations occur in our lives and why we act as we do. It is concerned with the nature of our creation - why and how we came to be. Shamanism is about the power to be ourselves, to live the way we would like to live and to feel
connected to something greater than ourselves. In this powerful workshop, Christopher Daniels will, through ceremony, guide participants in setting an intention for their practice, and then will lead participants through a gentle sequence of restorative & yin poses, aimed at opening the chakras. From here, using rattle work, smudging, Reiki, and Spirit Guides will cleanse the
chakras, remove stuck or stagnant energy within the body, and release the blocks preventing you from living your life to its fullest expression. It is Christopher's intention that participants will leave feeling lighter, more balanced, with greater clarity. Please bring your yoga mat.

Chris Daniels Shoga Workshop


Christopher Daniels is a celebrated yoga instructor, actor, life guide, Reiki Master, Real Love wise person, and spiritual comedian. He brings his sense of humor to the mat, recognizing that laughter is its own medicine, and that we shouldn't take ourselves, or our spiritual practice, too seriously. Currently enrolled in Sky Spirit Shaman's two-year accreditation program, which is a fusion of the Peruvian tradition and Native American Wisdom, Christopher incorporates a mixture of eastern and western practices, blending with one-on-one coaching, to create a unique and personalized experience for clients that addresses their needs on their physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual levels. Check out www.alchemistmovement.org for a full listing of healing services.

$40 per session

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Yin Chakra Meditation
Yin Yoga & Chakra Meditation
with Heidi Gabelman
Saturday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Oct 27; Nov 24 & Dec 29

The study of chakras is an investigation of the wheels of subtle energy that unite our physical, emotional, and thinking bodies. The Yin Yoga and the techniques of surrender can lead us directly to our spine where Chakra wheels spin. Each chakra corresponds to different physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of our self.

In this 2-hour practice we will use Yin Yoga postures to stimulate, awaken, cleanse and meditate on these various chakra wheels. In Yin Yoga we hold different shapes with our body, according to unique structure for 3 to 5 minutes. This gives us the space and time to develop a deep awareness as well as physically affect our fascia resulting in increased mobility, stabilization, and energy flow.

You will leave feeling grounded, connected, and more at ease in your body.

Heidi Seated Twist

Heidi Gableman, RYT has been teaching yoga for 6 years. Her classes are filled with a little humor and a lot of compassion. She holds a Yin Yoga teacher certification, and is a student of Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga. Heidi teaches with a functional approach skillfully adapting yoga poses and guiding awareness to suit every student. She teaches classes from the heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to expand and explore within their own body and consciousness.

$18 per class (or regular class series packages apply)

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NOVEMBER 2018
Myofacial Movement

Myofascial Movement and Meditation: Exploring the Arm Lines with Katie Louvat, E-RYT, YACEP
Saturday, November 10
12:30 - 3:30 pm

Our bodies are wrapped in a vast and continuous matrix of connective tissue called fascia. In recent years, movement therapists have identified a number of myofascial pathways that run through our bodies, connecting specific groups of muscles, ligaments, and tendons and crossing multiple bones and joints. Repetitive movement, poor postural patterns, and past injury can lead to imbalance along these myofascial lines which can result in new injury, decreased range of motion in our joints, and chronic pain.

This workshop will focus on the Arm Lines—four layers of muscle and connective tissue that make it possible for us to interact with, manipulate, and respond to the world around us using our hands and arms. When out of balance, the arm lines can contribute to shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand problems like carpal tunnel, elbow and shoulder impingements, chronic muscular pain in the neck and shoulders and more.

Through myofascial release (self-massage), meditative movement, and with support from a visual presentation, we will develop a clear felt-sense of our own unique fascial bodies and learn to move through the world with an increased sense of grace, ease, balance, and stability.

All levels of students are welcome.


$50 MMM - Arm Lines
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Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
monthly offering on the following dates:
November 11
December 16

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound healing meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The pure quartz crystal and Tibetan metal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specific areas in our bodies called chakras creating a balancing effect. The vibrations induce an alpha state of mind helping one to heal not only from a physical perspective, but as a complete holistic experience that includes mind, body and spirit.

Jen has performed sound healings for over 18 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and conscious dance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. This year Jen is very excited to introduce her new sound creation earth gong! For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation.

$25 per Meditation (or $30 at the door)
$150 Package of 6 Sound Healings (includes mp3 of sound therapy for home use)
$275 Package of 12 (one per month) includes ONE FREE healing plus mp3 for home use
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Yin Chakra Meditation
Yin Yoga & Chakra Meditation
with Heidi Gabelman
Saturday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Nov 24 & Dec 29

The study of chakras is an investigation of the wheels of subtle energy that unite our physical, emotional, and thinking bodies. The Yin Yoga and the techniques of surrender can lead us directly to our spine where Chakra wheels spin. Each chakra corresponds to different physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of our self.

In this 2-hour practice we will use Yin Yoga postures to stimulate, awaken, cleanse and meditate on these various chakra wheels. In Yin Yoga we hold different shapes with our body, according to unique structure for 3 to 5 minutes. This gives us the space and time to develop a deep awareness as well as physically affect our fascia resulting in increased mobility, stabilization, and energy flow.

You will leave feeling grounded, connected, and more at ease in your body.

Heidi Seated Twist

Heidi Gableman, RYT has been teaching yoga for 6 years. Her classes are filled with a little humor and a lot of compassion. She holds a Yin Yoga teacher certification, and is a student of Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga. Heidi teaches with a functional approach skillfully adapting yoga poses and guiding awareness to suit every student. She teaches classes from the heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to expand and explore within their own body and consciousness.

$18 per class (or regular class series packages apply)

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DECEMBER 2018
Emotional Balance Lotus

Yoga for Emotional Health and Well-Being
Saturday & Sunday, December 1-2
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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Heart of Darkness Workshop Photo
HEART OF DARKNESS
with Jennifer Shull Donovan & Taylor Donvan
Sunday, Dec. 16; 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: $25

We are requesting that you prepay for the event. Please call Taylor at 229-3889 to pay for and reserve your spot. 

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

Winter Solstice Monday, December 17
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)

Yin Chakra Meditation
Yin Yoga & Chakra Meditation
with Heidi Gabelman
Saturday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Dec 29

The study of chakras is an investigation of the wheels of subtle energy that unite our physical, emotional, and thinking bodies. The Yin Yoga and the techniques of surrender can lead us directly to our spine where Chakra wheels spin. Each chakra corresponds to different physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of our self.

In this 2-hour practice we will use Yin Yoga postures to stimulate, awaken, cleanse and meditate on these various chakra wheels. In Yin Yoga we hold different shapes with our body, according to unique structure for 3 to 5 minutes. This gives us the space and time to develop a deep awareness as well as physically affect our fascia resulting in increased mobility, stabilization, and energy flow.

You will leave feeling grounded, connected, and more at ease in your body.

Heidi Seated Twist

Heidi Gableman, RYT has been teaching yoga for 6 years. Her classes are filled with a little humor and a lot of compassion. She holds a Yin Yoga teacher certification, and is a student of Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga. Heidi teaches with a functional approach skillfully adapting yoga poses and guiding awareness to suit every student. She teaches classes from the heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to expand and explore within their own body and consciousness.

$18 per class (or regular class series packages apply)

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