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Restorative Yoga Training

THU Date: 01/03/2019 - 01/31/2019 From: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this teacher training module we will explore the practice and benefits of restorative yoga. In this course we will discuss the impact of stress on the body how tools such as pranayama, restorative postures, and guided relaxation can assist in calming the nervous system. Teachers in training will learn how to support students with props, sequence restorative practices for individuals and group settings, and complete case studies to apply the information and techniques learned.
 
$350.00
 
This course must meet a minimum number of students to run. If you are planning on attending, please enroll as soon as possible.


Sorry, the enrollment for this course is closed. Please contact us for more information.

Prenatal Series

SUN Date: 01/06/2019 - 01/27/2019 From: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This 4 class series will help you ease into pregnancy and find mental and physical comfort as your body changes. Non-pregnant students who want to learn more about the benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy are encouraged to join.
 
Each class will include breathing (pranayama) and posture (asana) practices along with information on ayurveda inspired prenatal tools.
 
Each class will end with a long meditation and savasana so that students leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Informational topics will include:
- Abyhanga (self oil massage)
- Breathing techniques for insomnia
- A 5-minute daily at-home yoga routine
- Listening to your cravings (more than just food!)
- The importance of gratitude

Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a mat.
 
Mats are also available to rent for $2.
 
Full series: $75.00
Drop-in: $20


Sorry, the enrollment for this course is closed. Please contact us for more information.

Beyond Asana: An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy for Students

SUN Date: 01/20/2019 - 01/20/2019 From: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Exploration of the Chakras:


With limited time in a yoga class, it can be challenging to fully explore the philosophical pieces that create the backbone of the practice. This series of workshops is designed for those looking to gain greater knowledge about 'why' we do what we do in the yoga space. Each of these workshops are designed to stand independently (meaning that you can take the ones that pique your interest) giving you greater knowledge to apply on your mat.

 

This month, explore the chakra system. This subtle energy system consisting of "swirling energy vortexes" connect your physical body to your spiritual body. Accessing these centers is said to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and wellbeing in our lives.

 

$20.00


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How to Teach Basics

FRI Date: 01/25/2019 - 01/25/2019 From: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We often hear the terms basic, intermediate, advanced, and open levels as categories we divide yoga classes into when practicing in a group setting. These categories can mean different things to both teacher and student as we all have a unique experience with the practice of yoga and all of its layers. During our 500 hour teacher training we will go deeper into the discussion, practice, and methods of how to teach to each level while staying committed to the needs of the individual.

In this module you will expand your knowledge on how to:
-sequence for the basic level
-instruct a basic level student
-incorporate props into a basic level class
-deconstruct postures and teach the essence of the pose
-assist for the basic level
-participate in a basic practices using chair, wall, and studio props
 
FRIDAY 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

$350.00
 
*Continuing education credits are available.


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Intro to Acro Yoga

SAT Date: 01/26/2019 - 01/26/2019 From: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

When was the last time you tried something new?
 
Acro Yoga combines elements of yoga such as awareness of body and breath along with the physical practice of acrobatics.
 
Join our Bloomington friends Adam Ploshay, Certified LIFT School of Acrobatics Instructor and Sarah Peters, Certified Yoga Instructor, for this afternoon of exploration into the world of Acro Yoga!
 
This workshop is geared for beginners or those completely new to Acro. You will work in small groups to learn the foundations of an Acro Yoga practice. You might fall, you might laugh, you might find yourself trusting someone you've never met before.
 
During the workshop we will spend a majority of time working on solar poses which builds strength, increases your awareness of your body in space, and improves balance. Then we will end with lunar poses for restoration, including more passive stretching and using gravity to release any tension.
 
You do not need a partner to sign up for the workshop.
 
$25.00 per person.


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Yoga in the Wood Shop

SUN Date: 02/03/2019 - 02/03/2019 From: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take your practice out of the studio walls as you unroll your mat amongst barrels and beer. The Wood Shop Brewery is a place to explore, relax, and experience something new -- a natural venue for yoga on a Sunday at noon. For the first hour, find your flow as you connect breath with energizing asana (suitable for newbies and experienced yogis alike).
 

After you’ve saluted the sun, say “Salute” to your fellow yogis with a complimentary beer of your choice. You are encouraged to mix and mingle following the class for as long as you would like. Afterwards, head next door to the Brewpub for a bite to eat on the patio. Additional pints and growler fills will also be available.

 

We suggest arriving at least 10 minutes before the class to check in and prepare for class. Class will begin promptly at 12:00pm and end at 1:00pm.


Beginners are encouraged to join! Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.

 

Cost: $20.00


Must be 21+ to attend*


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Pranayama Teacher Training

THU Date: 02/07/2019 - 03/07/2019 From: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In this course we we dive deep into the subtle. The faster the world moves the more challenging it is for ourselves and our students to slow down. We have designed this course to meet once a week in order to give you an entire month to begin the research of controlling your energy systems to work for you. Although the coursework is designed for yoga teachers all humans can benefit from a deeper understanding of these practices. By the end of the course you will be able to support your students with working knowledge and experience in the following areas of study;
 

-Postures for pranayama (how to teach private sessions, small groups, and large groups of students)

-Systems of energy (3 gunas, 5 koshas, 5 vayus, 7 chakras)

-Pranayama practices (nadi shodhana, kapalabhati, bhastrika, ujjai, samavritti)

-A 30 day pranayama practice schedule

-Resources to continue your development as a student and teacher

-Anatomy and physiology of breathing

$350.00


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Whole Hearted Intention: Living with Purpose Off Your Mat

WED Date: 02/13/2019 - 02/13/2019 From: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

This time of year often inspires resolutions and goal setting activities. Left unchecked, these rituals often lead to a sense of striving or needing to “fix” oneself.
 

The magic of yoga is felt when we become aware of our power to harness our focus and energy. We begin to shift our attention from the outer world and draw into alignment with our values.

 

In this workshop:

-Discover the relationship between values (intentions) and actions

-Dive deep into what you personally believe is important in life.

-Define how you want to “be” through creating a daily mantra

-Understand the relationship between disease and dis-ease.

-Techniques for drawing into alignment off your mat.

 

$20.00


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Yoga for Tweens

SAT Date: 02/16/2019 - 02/16/2019 From: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Cheyenne for an hour long Vinyasa class for tweens (ages 8-12)!
 

Tweens are uniquely poised to benefit from a yoga practice as it is a vibrant time of life- a time of tremendous change physically and emotionally!

 

Tweens will get to experience the benefits of yoga and develop more awareness in their bodies. They will learn to cultivate focus, love themselves, and also how to facilitate balance in a fun, upbeat class!

 

Only $10.00


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How to Teach Open Level

SUN FRI SAT Date: 02/22/2019 - 02/24/2019 From: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We often hear the terms basic, intermediate, advanced, and open levels as categories we divide yoga classes into when practicing in a group setting. These categories can mean different things to both teacher and student as we all have a unique experience with the practice of yoga and all of its layers. During our 500 hour teacher training we will go deeper into the discussion, practice, and methods of how to teach to each level while staying committed to the needs of the individual.
 
The open level class can be one of the most difficult classes to teach as the experience level of the students may be extremely diverse.  This teacher training course will provide you with tools and techniques to allow you to manage your attention to meet the needs of all of your students while keeping your focus on the overall needs of the class.
 
FRIDAY 2/22 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
SATURDAY 2/23 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 2/24 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
$350.00 for the entire weekend.
 
*Continuing education credits are available.
 


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Advanced Acro Yoga Flow

SAT Date: 02/23/2019 - 02/23/2019 From: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Acro Yoga combines elements of yoga such as awareness of body and breath along with the physical practice of acrobatics.
 
Join our Bloomington friends Adam Ploshay, Certified LIFT School of Acrobatics Instructor and Sarah Peters, Certified Yoga Instructor, for this afternoon of exploration into the world of Acro Yoga.
 
This workshop is accessible for those looking to expand their Acro Yoga Practice, build on foundations from Intro to Acro and experiment with an Acro Yoga Flow referred to as a washing machine. That means a full spin cycle that you can flow again and again. You will work in small groups to learn pieces and skills and then put these skills together to create a flow. You might fall, you might laugh, you might find yourself trusting someone you've never met before.
 
During the workshop we will spend a majority of time working on solar poses which builds strength, increases your awareness of your body in space, and improves balance. Then we will end with lunar poses for restoration, including more passive stretching and using gravity to release any tension. You do not need a partner to sign up for the workshop.
 
$25.00


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Outside In: A Chakra Journey with Words & Pictures

WED Date: 02/27/2019 - 02/27/2019 From: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Come, explore the great mystery of your heart. Let your yoga practice take you on a quest, a journey inward to anahata, your heart chakra.
 

Join Ruthie Cohen in this series of chakra, asana, and journaling workshops. A gentle asana practice will melt your heart so that you may explore emotions that are often deep and hidden. We follow with a guided writing exercise that prompts you to express you findings through the written word or drawings. In this practice, you will connect to your journal as you do to your mat.

 

Notebooks will be provided!

 

$25.00 for the public.

$20.00 for members & teachers.


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Harnessing Your Power: Bandhas, Breath, Energy Control, & Flight

WED Date: 03/06/2019 - 03/06/2019 From: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Harnessing Your Power: Bandhas, Breath, Energy Control, & Flight
6:45pm-8:00pm
$20.00
 

Magic is the movement of energy on purpose. Whether it is your attention, your breath, or how your body moves in space, the practices of yoga cultivate our ability to harness our own power and create magic in our lives.

 

In this workshop:
Learn to move your energy by activating different Bandhas or energetic locks in your body through your breath and connection to the earth. Explore the physical "domes" of the body. Create balance and perhaps even flight, by learning the physical and energetic qualities of each Bandha and how to access them in relationship to your breath. This workshop is for the beginner and experienced yogi alike.

 

What to Expect:
-Short talk, discussion, and physical practice
-Define Bandhas and Domes
-Learn techniques for accessing them in different posture breakdowns
-Understand the relationship between bandhas and breath
-Understand the principles of energy locks in relation to creating a sense of flight in your practice.


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Holy Roller

FRI Date: 03/29/2019 - 03/29/2019 From: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In an asana practice, the physical work is that of activating muscle and soft tissue. We use the shapes to train, explore, engage, even ‘stretch’ the body. This is an important element of the practice and a part of that healing. There is beautiful and valuable work in there; a potential for growth and a possibility to be and do more. However as thoughtful and attentive as we may be in movement, there are still patterns, habits, old beliefs and practices held tight in the tissue under the skin.
 

The Holy Roller class is a way to bring the therapeutic practice of Self Myofascial Release (SMR) to our yoga mat and practice. Simply defined, SMR is a method of bodywork through which tools are used to develop greater ranges of motion and mobility throughout the entire physical form. The effects of this technique are translated through the muscle fiber, the connective tissues surrounding and investing the muscle, nerve, CNS (central nervous system) and even skin and adipose tissue.

 

FRIDAY 3/22 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
SATURDAY 3/23 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 3/24 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

 

$350.00 for the entire weekend.

 

This training includes a 1hr 45min Holy Roller public practice as part of the 25hour training.


*Continuing education credits are available.


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Core and Pelvic Floor

FRI Date: 04/05/2019 - 04/05/2019 From: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

To arrive at understanding from being one’s true self is called nature. To arrive at
being one’s true self from understanding is called culture. –Confucius
 
Profound insight into ourselves comes to us through both nature and culture. We
arrive at a cognitive understanding because of an experience we have physically.
We know our deep beliefs when in contrast or conflict to others or when we see
ourselves clearly mirrored in others.
This weekend is about putting many of those puzzle pieces together.
We will explore anatomy and exercises of/for the pelvis and core. As we integrate
the information we will see how they play out differently in each body because our
personal histories and experiences differ. In contrast, we will study and discuss
yoga history and philosophies as a way to come to a deeper understanding of who
we, as individual embodied beings, are in the world and in our own bodies.
As all of these pieces, perspectives, and paths come together we create an incredibly
rich and diverse experience with ourselves and in relationship to others.
 

FRIDAY 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 
$350.00 for the entire weekend.
 
*Continuing education credits are available.


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Camp Meditation

FRI Date: 06/28/2019 - 06/28/2019 From: 2:14 am - 2:14 am

Mindfulness is a way of being present, a way of being awake. It relaxes your body, calms your mind, improves communication, increases sleep and decreases stress. You will learn several formal and informal practices to develop your own mindfulness and to use with your students, family and friends.
 

What You Get:

  • Expert guidance
  • Validated research
  • Guided meditations
  • Guided meditation recordings to use at home
  • Techniques to flourish at home and work
  • Class notes with links for further investigation
  • Classroom interactions that deepen and broaden your practice
 

What You Create:

  • A regular meditation practice
  • Mindfulness in your daily life
  • More calm, patience, resilience, love and joy
  • Less stress, less perfectionism, less judgement
  • Support of community of like-minded people
 
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$350.00
 
This course must meet a minimum number of students to run. If you are planning on attending, please enroll as soon as possible.

*Continuing education credits are available.


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Connecting the Limbs of Yoga

MON Date: 07/01/2019 - 07/01/2019 From: 2:14 am - 2:14 am

In our 200 hour training we learn of the 8 fold path of yoga consists of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi. We learn intellectually that all of these limbs are very much integrated, but for the sake of convenience they are often deconstructed as independent components. This course will explore how pranayama (breath control) and dhyana (meditation) independently function and how when all of the limbs merge together to support and create the Yoga of devotion (bhakti).

 

Come prepared to learn how to practice and how to teach various pranayama and meditation techniques. We will explore how asana can support pranayama and meditation and how pranayama and meditation can support asana.

 

Suggested reading:
"Light on Pranayama" by B.K.S. Iyengar
"The Yoga of Breath: A Step by Step Guide to Pranayama" by Richard Rosen

 

“A tree has roots, a trunk, branches, leaves, bark, sap, flowers, and fruits. Each one of these components has a separate identity, but each component cannot by itself become a tree. It is the same with Yoga. As all the parts put together become a tree, so all the 8 stages put together form Yoga.” - B.K.S. Iyengar

 

This course must meet a minimum number of students to run. If you are planning on attending, please enroll as soon as possible.


$350.00 for the weekend.


*Continuing education credits are available.


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Sanskrit 101

FRI Date: 08/23/2019 - 08/23/2019 From: 2:14 am - 2:14 am

Want a comprehensive introduction to the language of yoga in one weekend? In this course you will learn to read and write the Sanskrit alphabet, properly pronounce yoga postures, sing sacred mantras and read texts with precision.  The name Sanskrit means "sanctified", "refined" and "consecrated".  It has has been regarded as the 'high' language and is the classical language of India.  Spend the weekend finding familiarity with this ancient language.
 
Michael Johnson has been a full-time yoga instructor for nearly two decades and a teacher trainer for 15 years. He has travelled to India and studied many styles and traditions from Aṣṭāṅga Vinyāsa, Bhakti, Karma, Jñāna, Jīvamukti, Rāja, and Restorative to Yin. In addition to teaching ten weekly classes, He is a lead instructor for Asheville Yoga Center's 200hr Teacher Training and 300hr Advanced Training Programs.
 

"Michael Johnson’s classes are a beautiful mix of music, exploration of the yoga sutras, well-sequenced asana practice, and devotion to the highest virtues of humanity- and peppered with tidbits of science and humor. In my opinion, it is a well-rounded experience which gently guides the students into an exploration of what it can feel like to navigate yoga and life in the modern world with integrity, health and compassion." - Dana N.


This course must meet a minimum number of students to run. If you are planning on attending, please enroll as soon as possible.


350.00 for the weekend.


*Continuing education credits are available.


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History of Yoga

FRI Date: 09/27/2019 - 09/27/2019 From: 2:14 am - 2:14 am

Want to learn about the history of yoga? In this course we will cover the origins of yoga from the pre-classical: Vedas, Upanishads and Buddhism to the classical: Patanjali, Sānkhya, Bhagavad Gītā and the post-classical traditions from Ashtānga to Yin. Each session will include reading materials, lecture, discussion and all levels āsana practice.
 
Michael Johnson has been a full-time yoga instructor for nearly two decades and a teacher trainer for 15 years. He has travelled to India and studied many styles and traditions from Aṣṭāṅga Vinyāsa, Bhakti, Karma, Jñāna, Jīvamukti, Rāja, and Restorative to Yin. In addition to teaching ten weekly classes, He is a lead instructor for Asheville Yoga Center's 200hr Teacher Training and 300hr Advanced Training Programs.
 

"Michael Johnson’s classes are a beautiful mix of music, exploration of the yoga sutras, well-sequenced asana practice, and devotion to the highest virtues of humanity- and peppered with tidbits of science and humor. In my opinion, it is a well-rounded experience which gently guides the students into an exploration of what it can feel like to navigate yoga and life in the modern world with integrity, health and compassion." - Dana N.


$350.00 for the weekend.
 
This course must meet a minimum number of students to run. If you are planning on attending, please enroll as soon as possible.
 
*Continuing education credits are available.


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