Special Restorative Yoga with Live Music

Join Susi and a special guest musician for a relaxing mix of supported yoga poses and live music. Susi will lead you in gentle, soothing restorative yoga and breath awareness as you soak up the beautiful music that will carry you into deep states of relaxation. This healing session will quiet your mind, relax your body and guide you into a space of inner peace. Separate fee $15, space is limited, please pre-register.

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Cacao Ceremony and Kirtan with Flavia Krishna & Gershone

Cacao Ceremony and mantras: a ceremonial experience honoring the Sacredness and Healing Power of Cacao. High quality, raw, medicinal grade Cacao drink to open up the Heart combined with the Blissful yogic practice of mantra chanting. A delicious transformative experience!!

We’re Flavia Krishna & Gershone, a duo from the Atlanta/Athens area sharing the healing power of sound vibrations through the ancient yogic practice of mantra and sacred prayers chanting.

We have over 40 years of collective experience in the practice of Yoga and Mantra Chanting.
We have shared chanting (Kirtans) all over the United States and in India and Brazil, in the past 5 years.

To listen to our music: https://youtu.be/RwG6o3J2_2Y

The meaning of the main ingredient in cacao is God-food. Theobromine increases the release of dopamine, the pleasure hormone. Along with its stress and depression relieving effects, it is also detoxifying to the liver and kidneys. And who doesn’t Love a cup of hot high quality pure chocolate?❤️. Join us to experience the bliss of Music & Cacao.

What to bring?
– A mug (please!)
– A water bottle
– Personal items to be added to the community altar (only for the duration of the experience, you’ll have it back when it’s over).

$30 advanced/ $40 day of

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Full Moon in Scorpio Ritual with Jill Loftis and Beltane Celebration

Full moons are culminations, usually bringing the completion of a cycle or an ending. They are also the perfect time to release and let go of whatever it is that no longer serves you or no longer belongs in your life. This energy is also coming at the ancient festival time of Beltane, a time when the Sun comes to around the mid-point of the energy of Taurus and we celebrate all things related to the Earth and enjoy the bounty of deep Spring. We will gather for ritual, a guided meditation and then social time afterward. We will be creating a mandala made of plant material so feel free to bring a bouquet or some plant material from your yard. Sparkling cider and cookies will be provided. No need to pre-register, all ages welcome. Fee $10.

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How to… Use a Mala, with Jill Loftis

Malas (prayer beads) have become a bit of an accessory these days; but what are they really? What do they symbolize? What are the different kinds and how can you use them properly and respectfully? What is the difference between wooden versus gemstone malas? And why are some small and some larger? Learn about the different types, uses and the ancient practice of japa mantra.

This will be hosted live on Facebook. Donations accepted.

Drop-in for $10, free for unlimited members.

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Ecstatic Dance with Clarissa and Tim

Saturdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

March 28
April 11
May 9

Fee $10 drop in per person (all ages welcome)
Register for each class individually.

Ecstatic dance is a liberating and judgment-free space of movement, music, and community. Also known as free-form dance, it’s all about tuning into your own body and allowing it to move in the way it wants to move.

For some bodies this may mean twirling and leaping across the dance floor. And for others it may mean something more subtle– tiny, gentle movements and conscious breath to support your healing.

A few simple guidelines: no shoes, no drugs or alcohol, no phones or cameras, no non-natural scents, no talking on the dance floor.

The only directive: Allow your body to move exactly how it wants to move.

Tix $10 – purchase below or come early and purchase in person at Uttara. Doors open at 6:30.

**If the fee would bar you from attending, we may be able to provide admission in exchange for a little help at the event. Please ask Clarissa for more info.

JOIN THE ROANOKE ECSTATIC DANCE COMMUNITY to make sure you get notified of more dance events! https://www.facebook.com/groups/RoanokeEcstaticDance/

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Restorative Yoga with Susi

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.
drop-in OR class packs accepted

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RX Yoga for Psychological Stability & Healing: Therapy on the Mat with Debra Marks, Psy.D.

Wednesdays April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13.
7 – 8:15 pm

If you experience feelings of anxiety, depression, impulsivity, cravings, traumatic response, or social awkwardness,  this prescriptive 6-week series is for you. We are a small and supportive group, joining together to explore how to connect with, embrace and ultimately heal all parts of ourselves, especially those parts that we  label as harmful or undesirable. Based on a holistic and integrated  method of well~being, each week will highlight a particular clinical dynamic and we will practice strategies for intervention. Through meditation, movement, mantra and music, we will create a psychological momentum to boost your energies toward stability and mastery. Yes. Believe it. And this prescription can fully supplement your program of traditional medicine or work as a primary holistic intervention for psychological health. Welcome!

Fee: $140 for the series  ~ Class size is limited, please pre-register.

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Harness the Power of Your Breath, Part II with Jill Loftis

Open to all students even if you were unable to attend the prior series (new students will learn basics in a teaching video provided before the course begins). So you’ve begun to work with your breath; to notice and understand how complex and subtle this work is. Join Jill Loftis to dig deeper into breathwork and meditation practices. Refine your personal concept of a spiritual ideal and dig deeper into intention setting. Work with more advanced pranayama techniques. Each session will include a complete Barratt Breathwork group session. Open to all, fee $20 for the series.

Zoom meeting password: 179161

To access the class, log into your Tula account and register for this class. Once registered, click “view broadcast” to access the link.

Logging into Tula

If you haven’t logged into Tula before, you’ll need to register your account. Simply enter the email address that you have on file at Uttara Yoga Studio and create a password for your account.

Prenatal Yoga Series with Chrissi

Mondays; six-week series; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4 & 11 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

When a woman is living in calmness, radiance, joy and good health, this is the atmosphere in which her baby will enter the world. Yoga helps to create this atmosphere.

This class is designed to help you relax and strengthen your rapidly changing body as you become present with your experience. The class combines yoga stretching and movement, chanting, meditation and deep relaxation with the goal of helping the mother relax and calm herself, connect with her baby, and find the strength within herself to deal with the everyday stresses that come with our busy lives.

This is a wonderful way to connect with other women, share experiences and create community.

This will be hosted live on Facebook. Donations accepted.