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|Restorative Yoga/Yoga Nidra with Susi Hutchison
Fridays: NEW Time! 6:00 to 7:15 pm
September 1, October 13, November 24
Regular weekly class: Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:15 pm Stressed? Tired? Need to reset? This class is for you.
We begin with gentle long-hold restorative poses; then relax into savasana, during which you will be guided into a deep state of inner stillness. Amazing for stress reduction. Please pre-register, space is limited; drop-in fee/class packs apply.
|Guiding the Quiet Revolution: Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Richard Gartner
Saturday, September 9, 9:00 am to Noon; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 9:00 am to Noon; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$250 for the weekend; $225 for 300 hour YTT and UYTT gradsYin Yoga is the art of insightful relaxation, personal acceptance and contemplative awareness. Those who have experienced it are rejuvenated and transformed. The practice consists of long relaxed holds with an emphasis on the connective tissue and joints of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It allows students to focus deeper into the body. This specialized 12 hour training examines the following:
The training includes a manual for continued reference. Students will appreciate your addition of Yin Yoga to their practice, and this training will enhance your own yoga sadhana. Often yoga’s physical practice is marketed as “more, hotter, faster”, but more and more students are getting wise to this unattainable acceleration. Yin Yoga’s philosophy of stillness and independence counters this frenzied rush. Empower your students!
Richard’s style is paradoxically both unique and universal. His instructions allow for any student to approach the practice, embracing all levels of experience and ability. This allows for anybody to explore their own unique structure and make every practice their own.
This philosophy is carried over to Onward Facing Yoga, an app Richard released in September 2015. The eleven sequences on Onward Facing Yoga playfully explore various aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy and breathwork, at various levels of challenge. This results in a robust yoga curriculum that allows anybody to listen inward and choose a practice that’s right for them.
Richard’s approach is influenced by his primary teacher, Tias Little. Tias developed Prajna Yoga, which means ‘the yoga of deep insight.’ Tias describes Prajna Yoga as a ‘style-less style’, where the yoga should fit the student and not the other way around.
For Richard, this ‘style-less style’ means a yoga practice should be vibrant, in-the-moment and multi-disciplinary. His teachings fuse traditional posture and breathwork with contemporary anatomy and bodywork. He draws from many forms of yoga, fascial release, mindfulness techniques, and common sense.
|Sound Savasana (FREE or donation class) with Kimberly Vest
Sundays, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Only on September 10, October 8, November 19
This monthly class (dates noted on schedule) will take you into a deeper state of relaxation. Kimberly will use singing bowls and different instruments to create sounds that promote healing vibrations. When the body and mind are fully relaxed, this is when the body can truly heal and repair itself. A typical sound savasana experience will include laying on the floor while being supported by props and blankets as the sound washes over you. All you need is an open mind and heart to experience the benefits of this special class.
Yoga for Athletes Series with Ninette Carnevale
Do not miss this series as it will be the only one for the Fall!!
Bring your tired hamstrings, your tight hip flexors, your sore wrists and mostly your sense of humor! This ain’t your sister’s yoga. Ninette’s fun and upbeat class will be focusing on all that is tight on the typical athlete, whether you are a biker, hiker, cross-fitter or just a gym rat, she has the plan for you to release all those tight spots helping you make the gains you are looking for. If you think you can’t do yoga, or you think you are not flexible enough, then this is the class for you.
$75 for all sessions
Saturday Night Special – Themed Yoga Classes
Fun themed classes running twice a month on Saturdays from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. All classes geared to all levels, beginners welcome. Class packs accepted, drop-in rates, and no need to pre-register, just come.
September 16 – Singles Yoga Class and Meet-Up with Jill
September 30 – Inappropriate Yoga Music with Erica Austin
October 7 – Theme TBA – with Gabrielle Kidd
November 4 – Theme TBA – with Gabrielle Kidd
Fall Equinox Kirtan with Jill and Vanessa
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Join your friends at Uttara Yoga Studio to usher in Fall and celebrate a new cycle with chanting and ritual! Free OR we will happily accept donations to Happy Healthy Cooks, a wonderful non-profit organization that brings healthy foods and cooking skills classes to local public school children.
Yoga Sutras Fall Study Series with Wendi Wagner
The Yoga Sutras are considered one of the most important and ancient texts referencing the system of yoga. The word sutra means “thread” and these short, concise threads of information offer an avenue of exploring yoga beyond the physical practice.
Focus: the first book of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Samadhi Pada, Chapter on Absorption. This study series will encourage group discussion and reflection on the application of the sacred teachings in daily life and in the broader context of the collective. Group meditation will be a part of each session.
$75 for all 6 weeks
|Brain Based Yoga Therapy with Gracia Gimse McKinley
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 – 8, 2017
This training is perfect for anyone suffering from pain caused by chronic tension or stress, as well as for yoga teachers, educators and medical professionals who are interested in using these therapies for their students and patients.
Our brains are the command center of our beings. We can change the way we move, feel, and think through changing our neural pathways. Most of us are on automatic pilot much of the time. In order to make changes in our bodies and our minds, we need to retrain our brains. This involves slowing down and consciously changing patterns that no longer serve us.
Brain Based Yoga Therapy in based on Hanna Somatic Education and addresses the root cause of muscle tightness: the communication loop between your brain and your muscles. You will be introduced to the brain research behind this method and learn slow, mindful, cortically controlled movements to release tense muscles. These movements stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing the effects of stress on our bodies and minds. They are a perfect antidote to many modern day issues causing chronic tension such as repetitive movements, anxiety and fast paced living.
In this training, you will learn:
Gracia Gimse McKinley* – Gracia (pronouced gray-sha) radiates warmth and acceptance. She acts as a mirror to reflect the pure goodness and beauty that exists at the core of your being. Her students learn to rely on themselves as their own authority and trust their own experience as the ultimate source of information.
With over 2 decades of experience teaching yoga therapy, meditation, and yogic spirituality, Gracia empowers students to attune to their own inner wisdom in order to live authentic, happy and meaningful lives. Her teacher trainings support yoga teachers and other helping professionals to grow into confident mentors capable of inspiring and facilitating awakening in their students and clients.
Gracia teaches in a variety of venues, including yoga studios, conferences (Sedona Yoga Festival and Minneapolis Yoga Conference), and corporations, such as Microsoft and Amazon. She is an ordained swami and initiates sincere seekers into the Kriya Yoga Lineage. She is a C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Somatic Yoga Therapist, Certified Hanna Somatic Educator and Certified Adaptive Yoga Teacher. She and her husband, T McKinley, are the co-founders of My Spirit Community in Northfield, Minnesota.
|Pain Care Yoga with Lisa Pearson, Swami, C-IAYT, RYT500
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 10 – 12, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Early Bird Price $395; $450 if registering after October 1st, 2017
RYT CEU’s 24 hours
This workshop provides in-depth integration of pain science, innovative pain self-management techniques, yoga philosophy and yoga practices. Participants will gain a solid foundation in pain science, yoga related to pain and pain management. Daily yoga practices and pain self-management skills acquisition will ready teachers and practitioners to begin integration of Pain Care in principles into their clinical work, movement and yoga classes, leading to improved benefits and outcomes. This training is suitable for all yoga teachers and health care providers which focus on pain management as well as other movement specialists or therapy modalities like such as massage therapists, psycho therapists etc.About Lisa: Lisa Pearson, née Bergly, Swami Swarupananda – Lisa is an ordained Householder Swami in the Kriya Yoga tradition, E-RYT500, Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT1000), C-IAYT and a Yoga Therapy and Yoga Education Trainer and Mentor. Lisa has a long history of serving life via teaching beginning to advanced yoga students, serving private clients, and educating practitioners seeking training to become yoga teachers and yoga teachers on the path of becoming yoga therapists; having served more than 15,000 hours of teaching private yoga therapy and yoga sadhana guidance sessions, studio classes, workshops, advanced teacher trainings and retreats over the past two decades.Lisa is a program assistant, mentor and co/facilitator with the internationally acclaimed and IAYT accredited school; Inner Peace Yoga Therapy School and is a guest teacher in several other Yoga Teacher trainings and Yoga Therapy training programs throughout North America. Lisa’s expertise in the business of yoga also include past studio ownership, 2009-2015(Spiritofthelakeyoga.com) and several successful yoga program developments including YA approved RYS200 and RYS300 hour teacher training programs, Yoga Bonding; a Baby Integrated Postnatal Yoga Sequence and DVD, and Santosha For Women; a training program for developing women’s spiritual groups.