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SEPTEMBER 2017
Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations
with Jennifer Shull Donovan, RYT, RCYT, RPYT
monthly offering
September 10
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The crystal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specic 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 Donovan has played the crystal singing bowls for over 17 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and consciousdance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. Please watch the schedule for special
guests that will provide Reiki and Didgeridoo sound. For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation

$22
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Metta Mondays

Metta Mondays on the Mat
with JJ Lee, M Ed, LADC
New Weekly Class beginning September 11

Yoga, like metta, is a gift of love from ourselves, to ourselves. In this special topics yoga practice, including meditation and integration, be aware of the smallest ways we unconsciously choose self abnegation over self esteem, pessimism instead of condence, and automatic pilot rather than mindfulness. Beginners are welcome.

Monthly Themes:
(September) School New Year:
Your Mid-Year Adjustment Point

(October) Yoga for Serenity:
Awareness, Acceptance and Adjustment

(November) Spring Ahead/Don't Fall Back!
Yoga for Strength and Balance

(December) Dominant Winter Holiday Blues:
Focus on Your Reason for the Season

JJ Lee

JJ Lee, M. Ed. , LADC, LADC-SJJ Lee, M Ed, LADC is best known as a presenter at world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest residential yoga center in the United States. Widely recognized as an inspirational teacher, JJ uses her immense experience, limitless warmth, and a healthy dollop of humor to motivate groups and individuals in her workshops and programs. JJ's unique instructional
yoga CD Coee Breaks: Perfect Yoga for an Imperfect World will be available at all sessions. JJ can be reached for consultations or group events by phone at (775) 335-5625.

$18 drop in (or use regular class package)
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Chakra Intensive
MEET YOUR CHAKRAS- An Introduction to the Subtle Body

with Kimberly Allcock, Ph.D., RYT500
Thursday, September 14, 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, September 21- November 9

$35 by Sept 4
$45 after Sept 4
urbanLotus

Family Yoga Karma Class- A Benefit for Urban Lotus
with Urban Lotus Founder Hannah Bias
Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 - 3 pm

All donations benefit Urban Lotus Project.
Join Urban Lotus Project founder Hannah B for an all-levels, family style karma yoga class! We will focus on simple vinyasa style yoga, calming breath techniques, and a fun partner exercise to practice with your friends and family!

No experience necessary, all are welcome!
Suggested donations: $15/adults, $10/kids & teens.

About Urban Lotus Project (ULP): Urban Lotus Project is a nonprofit in northern Nevada that is the only one of its kind in the area. We offer trauma-informed yoga and meditation practices to at-risk youth and young adults. We go into institutions such as juvenile detention, treatment hospitals, transitional living centers and more and offer these practices as a way to cope with trauma, anxiety and stress. To learn more, please visit www.urbanlotusproject.org

Suggested donations: $15/adults, $10/kids & teens.
Breathe

BREATHE
with Katie Louvat, RYT
Sunday, September 17
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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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, September 21- November 9

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 onThursday, September 21; 7:15-9:15 pm.

$175 by Sept 14
$195 after Sept 14
$25 Drop-In
yoga for teens
GREAT 108
Sun Salutations
with Jen Donovan, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT

Fall Equinox: Monday, September 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)

Myofacial Release Workshop

Myofascial Release Workshop
with Felicia Kampf, RYT
Saturday, September 23
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.

$35 before Sept 9
$45 after Sept 9
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OCTOBER 2017
Skeletal Variations

Skeletal Variations
How the Unique Shape of Your Bones Affects Your Yoga Poses with Iva Neveux

Sat & Sun, October 14-15
12:30-5:30 p.m.

CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF PRE-REGISTRATION

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

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: Registration will close on Otober 12 so students have time to review some basic course material before the workshop begins.

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

Iva Neveux - I became a student of yoga in my early twenties. When I began to notice the inner transformations that yoga had brought to my life, I decided to deepen and expand my understanding of this ancient art of science of living. I have studeied with Kimberlee Orenstein, Paul & Suzee Grilley and others. As a yoga instructor I encourage students to embrace the present moment and help them imporve their body awareness and posture, as well as their quality of life through all that yoga has to offer. My effort in class is to encouarage self awareness and personal growth, and create a space where no one will ever feel intimidated; a space where everyone will feel nurtured, supported and respected.

$200 Registration closes 10/12 (see Note above) CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF PRE-REGISTRATION
Understanding Your Doshas

Understanding Your Dosha - Intro to Ayurvedic Self-Care Through Yoga and Healing Foods
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner

4-day Series | October 18-21 (total 9 hrs.)
WED | 5:30-7:30pm | Vata Dosha
THUR | 5:30-7:30pm | Kapha Dosha
FRI | 5:30-7:30pm | Pitta Dosha
SAT | 10am - 1pm |Tri-Dosha asana practice with Monica, followed by a lecture on the therapeutic qualities of Ayurvedic oils and herbs plus create a healthy dish with Laura.

Cost | $150
Please Pre-Register by Oct. 15

According to Ayurveda, our physical bodies are composed of three different doshas known as Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. The three doshas are combinations of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether. All three 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 (Prakruti), we naturally make lifestyle and dietary decisions that foster balance within our doshas. When we live against our intrinsic natures (Vikruti), we support unhealthy patterns that lead to physical and mental imbalances.

In this series we will explore the ancient healing system of Ayurveda to integrate into your yoga practice to restore balance for a healthy mind and body. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

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.

9 hours of Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers available or Yoga Loka 300 hour Teacher Training.
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Want to maintain your grounding practice? Check out Monica’s Vata Grounding Series 
Wednesdays | 5:30-7pm
October 25 – December 6 (no class on Nov. 22)

 

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

$150 Understanding Your Dosha Series (4 day series - please register by Oct 15)
$91 Vata Grounding Yoga Series (6 weekly classes) - drop in also welcome
Vata Yoga

Vata Yoga -Grounding Yoga Series
with Monica Limon, RYT500
6 Special Weekly Classes- Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
October 25 - December 6 (no class Nov. 22)
class held at the studio next door to Yoga Loka suite #120

PACIFYING VATA 
JOYFUL / FREEDOM / CREATIVE 
Pacifying vata during the cool, dry fall season requires living in harmony with the inherent rhythms of Nature and observing life from a grounded and compassionate approach. 

The best asanas for vata are those that promote warming, calming and grounding. Grounding poses that help move vata downward are those that place pressure on the lower abdomen, pelvis, and large intestine, where vata resides. We will explore asanas that directly affect the colon, low spine, hips, thighs, bones and nerves to help regulate elimination, strength, and circulation. 

These classes explore practical Ayurvedic principles to integrate into your yoga practice to help restore your natural state of bliss and balance. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Ayurveda.

What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, which means "knowledge of life," is an ancient Indian science of keeping the body and mind balanced and healthy. Health is achieved when you are aligned with your own natural and unique state of balance.

What is a dosha?
The three different doshas are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The three doshas are generally described in terms of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether (the subtle energy that connects all things). All three doshas constantly fluctuate according to our environment, which includes our diet, the seasons, the climate, our age, and many more factors.

9 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 Understanding Your Dosha| 4 Day Series Oct. 18 - 21
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$91 for all 6 classes OR use a current class series package
$18 drop in OR use a current class series package
NOVEMBER 2017
Myofacial Movement

Myofascial Movement and Meditation: Exploring the Arm Lines with Katie Louvat, E-RYT, YACEP
Saturday, November 11, 1 - 4:00pm

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
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DECEMBER 2017
urbanLotus

Considering All
How to Make Your Yoga Class Trauma-Informed
with Urban Lotus Founder Hannah B.
Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3, 1 -6 pm

 Everybody deserves to access the healing benefits of yoga. Explore ways to make your yoga classes more relevant to students from all walks of life at Consider All, a weekend workshop with Urban Lotus Project founder and director, Hannah B. Understanding how trauma effects the physical, mental and emotional parts of ourselves can help you create a space in your classes that promotes healing and nurturing for everybody. Hannah pulls insight from personal experience and professional exploration to bring you a comprehensive, easy-to-apply strategy for offering a class that is more trauma-informed. 

In this workshop we will cover:
-What is trauma?
-The brain & body: How trauma lives in us
-Trauma-informed yoga
-Teaching tips & best practices 

**This workshop is for professional development and is not intended as an intervention for those affected by trauma. 

Hannah B.

Hannah B is the founder and Executive Director of Urban Lotus Project, a local nonprofit serving at-risk youth affected by homelessness, incarceration and addiction. Her passion for empowering and serving others stems from a deep desire to share yoga and meditation practices that have altered her own life. When Hannah is not teaching, practicing or reading about yoga, she fills her time with running Urban Lotus Project, hiking, camping, strumming a ukulele or hanging out with her dog, Karma.  

About Urban Lotus Project (ULP): Urban Lotus Project is a nonprofit in northern Nevada that is the only one of its kind in the area. We offer trauma-informed yoga and meditation practices to at-risk youth and young adults. We go into institutions such as juvenile detention, treatment hospitals, transitional living centers and more and offer these practices as a way to cope with trauma, anxiety and stress. To learn more, please visit www.urbanlotusproject.org

$150
Heart of Darkness Workshop Photo
HEART OF DARKNESS
with Jennifer Shull Donovan & Taylor Donvan
Sunday, Dec. 17; 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.

$20 Suggested Donation

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 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)

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 Ph. D 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 flow) *. Ongoing neurological research on the kirtan kriya 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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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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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

Join Katie Louvat for a 10-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 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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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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Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

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

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The crystal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specic 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 Donovan has played the crystal singing bowls for over 17 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and consciousdance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. Please watch the schedule for special
guests that will provide Reiki and Didgeridoo sound. For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation

$22 per Meditation (or $25 at the door)
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FEBRUARY 2018
Understanding Your Doshas

Understanding Your Dosha - Intro to Ayurvedic Self-Care Through Yoga and Healing Foods
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner

4-day Series | February 7-10 (total 9 hrs.)
WED | 5:30-7:30pm | Vata Dosha
THUR | 5:30-7:30pm | Kapha Dosha
FRI | 5:30-7:30pm | Pitta Dosha
SAT | 10am - 1pm |Tri-Dosha asana practice with Monica, followed by a lecture on the therapeutic qualities of Ayurvedic oils and herbs plus create a healthy dish with Laura.

Cost | $150
Please Pre-Register by Feb 4

According to Ayurveda, our physical bodies are composed of three different doshas known as Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. The three doshas are combinations of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether. All three 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 (Prakruti), we naturally make lifestyle and dietary decisions that foster balance within our doshas. When we live against our intrinsic natures (Vikruti), we support unhealthy patterns that lead to physical and mental imbalances.

In this series we will explore the ancient healing system of Ayurveda to integrate into your yoga practice to restore balance for a healthy mind and body. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

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.

9 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

$150 Understanding Your Dosha Series (4 day series - please register by Feb 4)
$83 Rejuvenating Yoga for the Kapha Season Series (5 weekly classes) - drop in also welcome
Sacred Sound Therapy Meditations

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

Join Jen Donovan for a sacred sound meditation. Sound healing has been used for thousands of years in many cultures. The crystal singing bowls are played in harmony and are tuned to specic 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 Donovan has played the crystal singing bowls for over 17 years in both private and group settings. She has brought this healing sound to meditation retreats and yoga workshops, weddings, and consciousdance events. She has provided stress relief, and support during times of grief and loss. Please watch the schedule for special
guests that will provide Reiki and Didgeridoo sound. For more information: please check on facebook at Sacred Sound Therapy Meditation

$22 per Meditation (or $25 at the door)
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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 & Sunday, February 24-25

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 8-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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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 - Workshop for All

4:30-6:30 pm - Applications for Teacher Session:
Learn how you can use your knowledge of the superficial front and back lines to better see, understand, and support your yoga students.



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.


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$50 Workshop for All
$80 Workshop for All plus Applications for Teachers
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APRIL 2018
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 by Mar 26
$45 after Mar 26
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 onThursday, 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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June Pitta Workshop

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 Understanding Your Dosha (4-day series) or Kapha Yoga / Rejuvenating Yoga for Kapha Season (5-week series) beginning in February 2018.

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
MAY 2018
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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Myofacial Movement

Myofascial Movement and Meditation: Balancing the Front and Back Body with Katie Louvat, E-RYT, YACEP
Saturday, May 26

12:30 - 3:30 pm - Workshop for All

4:30-6:30 pm - Applications for Teacher Session:
Learn how you can use your knowledge of the superficial front and back lines to better see, understand, and support your yoga students.

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 Workshop for All
$80 Workshop for All plus Applications for Teachers
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JUNE 2018
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-RYT50
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. Introduction to Prenatal Practice provides 11 Yoga Alliance CEU's or 11 hours credit toward yoga Loka's 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training program .Should you decide you would like to continue and become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, you are welcome to register in the rest of the certification program following your participation in 'Introduction to Prenatal Practice'. Total tuition for the 85-hour, Yoga Alliance approved RPYT program is $1370. The first half of the training will be May 20-21, June 3-4 and June 17-18. The final three weekends of the training will be scheduled for Fall 2017, contingent on participant's availability. 

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

$195

JULY 2018
Understanding Your Doshas

Understanding Your Dosha - Intro to Ayurvedic Self-Care Through Yoga and Healing Foods
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner

4-day Series | July 11-14 (total 9 hrs.)
WED | 5:30-7:30pm | Vata Dosha
THUR | 5:30-7:30pm | Kapha Dosha
FRI | 5:30-7:30pm | Pitta Dosha
SAT | 10am - 1pm |Tri-Dosha asana practice with Monica, followed by a lecture on the therapeutic qualities of Ayurvedic oils and herbs plus create a healthy dish with Laura.

Cost | $150
Please Pre-Register by July 8

According to Ayurveda, our physical bodies are composed of three different doshas known as Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. The three doshas are combinations of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether. All three 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 (Prakruti), we naturally make lifestyle and dietary decisions that foster balance within our doshas. When we live against our intrinsic natures (Vikruti), we support unhealthy patterns that lead to physical and mental imbalances.

In this series we will explore the ancient healing system of Ayurveda to integrate into your yoga practice to restore balance for a healthy mind and body. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

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.

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

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Want to maintain your cooling practice? Check out Monica's Pitta Yoga: Cooling Yoga for Pitta Season (5-week series) 
Wednesdays | 5:30-7pm
July 18- August 15, 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

$150 Understanding Your Dosha Series (4 day series - please register by July 8)
$83 Cooling Yoga for Pitta Season (5 weekly classes) - drop in also welcome
Pitta Yoga

Pitta Yoga - Cooling Yoga for Pitta Season
with Monica Limon, RYT500
Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 p.m.
July 18- August 15, 2018
class held at the studio next door to Yoga Loka suite #120


Pacifying  Pitta:
cooling / heart-opening / slow
Pacifying pitta during the hot summer season requires living in harmony with the inherent rhythms of Nature and observing patience and compassion with ourselves, others and environment. The best asanas for pitta are those that are slow and not overly heating. Cooling poses that help balance pitta are those that place pressure on the naval and solar plexus region, in the small intestine where pitta resides. We will explore asanas that directly affect the liver, spleen and small intestines to help regulate the strength of the digestive fire.

These classes explore practical Ayurvedic principles to integrate into your yoga practice to help restore your natural state of bliss and balance. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Ayurveda.

What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, which means "knowledge of life," is an ancient Indian science of keeping the body and mind balanced and healthy. Health is achieved when you are aligned with your own natural and unique state of balance.

What is a dosha?
The three different doshas are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The three doshas are generally described in terms of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether (the subtle energy that connects all things). All three doshas constantly fluctuate according to our environment, which includes our diet, the seasons, the climate, our age, and many more factors.

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Want to know if you are Vata, Pitta or Kapha? Check out Monica's Understanding Your Dosha
4 Day Series July 11-14
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$83 for all 5 classes OR use a current class series package
$18 drop in OR use a current class series package
myofacial movement

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

Saturday, July 14,

12:30 - 3:30 pm - Workshop for All

4:30-6:30 pm - Applications for Teacher Session:
Learn how you can use your knowledge of the superficial front and back lines to better see, understand, and support your yoga students.

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 Workshop for All
$80 Workshop for All plus Applications for Teachers
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AUGUST 2018
SEPTEMBER 2018
OCTOBER 2018
Understanding Your Doshas

Understanding Your Dosha - Intro to Ayurvedic Self-Care Through Yoga and Healing Foods
with Monica Limon, RYT500 and
Laura Hennings, Ayurvedic Practitioner

4-day Series | October 17-20 (total 9 hrs.)
WED | 5:30-7:30pm | Vata Dosha
THUR | 5:30-7:30pm | Kapha Dosha
FRI | 5:30-7:30pm | Pitta Dosha
SAT | 10am - 1pm |Tri-Dosha asana practice with Monica, followed by a lecture on the therapeutic qualities of Ayurvedic oils and herbs plus create a healthy dish with Laura.

Cost | $150
Please Pre-Register by Oct. 14

According to Ayurveda, our physical bodies are composed of three different doshas known as Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. The three doshas are combinations of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether. All three 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 (Prakruti), we naturally make lifestyle and dietary decisions that foster balance within our doshas. When we live against our intrinsic natures (Vikruti), we support unhealthy patterns that lead to physical and mental imbalances.

In this series we will explore the ancient healing system of Ayurveda to integrate into your yoga practice to restore balance for a healthy mind and body. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Yoga & Ayurveda.

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.

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

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Want to maintain your grounding practice? Check out Monica's Vata Yoga: Grounding Yoga for Vata Season (5-week series) 
Tuessdays | 5:30-7:00pm
October 23 –November 20
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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

$150 Understanding Your Dosha Series (4 day series - please register by Oct 15)
$91 Vata Grounding Yoga Series (5 weekly classes) - drop in also welcome
Vata Yoga

Vata Yoga - Grounding Yoga for Vata Series
with Monica Limon, RYT500
5 Special Weekly Classes- Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
October 23 - November 20
class held at the studio next door to Yoga Loka suite #120

PACIFYING VATA 
JOYFUL / FREEDOM / CREATIVE 
Pacifying vata during the cool, dry fall season requires living in harmony with the inherent rhythms of Nature and observing life from a grounded and compassionate approach. 

The best asanas for vata are those that promote warming, calming and grounding. Grounding poses that help move vata downward are those that place pressure on the lower abdomen, pelvis, and large intestine, where vata resides. We will explore asanas that directly affect the colon, low spine, hips, thighs, bones and nerves to help regulate elimination, strength, and circulation. 

These classes explore practical Ayurvedic principles to integrate into your yoga practice to help restore your natural state of bliss and balance. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is required, just a playful curiosity to experience the wisdom that is Ayurveda.

What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, which means "knowledge of life," is an ancient Indian science of keeping the body and mind balanced and healthy. Health is achieved when you are aligned with your own natural and unique state of balance.

What is a dosha?
The three different doshas are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The three doshas are generally described in terms of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether (the subtle energy that connects all things). All three doshas constantly fluctuate according to our environment, which includes our diet, the seasons, the climate, our age, and many more factors.

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 Understanding Your Dosha 4 Day Series Oct. 17 - 20
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$83 for all 5 classes OR use a current class series package
$18 drop in OR use a current class series package
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 - Workshop for All

4:30-6:30 pm - Applications for Teacher Session:
Learn how you can use your knowledge of the superficial front and back lines to better see, understand, and support your yoga students.

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 Workshop for All
$80 Workshop for All plus Applications for Teachers
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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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