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Sanctuary at the ACME

Sanctuary at the ACME

YOGA Buzz Downtown
Classes Friday/Saturday/Sunday!
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SANCTUARY FOR YOGA AND ACME FEED & SEED GET DOWN…WARD DOG

Presenting Yoga at Acme’s Rooftop 

Calling Nashville’s downtown yogis and beyond – Sanctuary for Yoga and Acme Feed & Seed invite you to relax, reenergize and find your zen at our new weekend YOGA BUZZ series. Sanctuary for Yoga’s talented staff of yoga teachers will set up shop on Acme’s rooftop Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a mixed level, 60 minute class every weekend. Then stay for drink specials to enhance that post-yoga glow and/or enjoy brunch!


WHEN:

REGULAR SERIES: Friday 4:00 pm & Saturday/Sunday 10:00am 

KICKOFF PARTY: Sunday, May 17th @10:00 am. FREE yoga, drinks and light eats. 


WHERE:

The Rooftop at Acme Feed & Feed (weather permitting)

3rd Floor, "The Hatchery"

101 Broadway (at 1st Ave)


SCHEDULE:

Friday (4pm) Vinyasa Flow  - Shelby Marvel
Saturday (10am) Vinyasa Flow - Maria Cardena
Sunday (10am) Vinyasa Flow - Laura Gilbert

*Schedule is subject to change. Yoga mats/props complimentary at all classes

*All classes are mixed level. Beginners are welcome


PRICING:

SINGLE CLASS: $15

5 CLASS SERIES: $65

10 CLASS SERIES: $110

20 CLASS SERIES: $200

Promo: 5 classes for $25 until June 17  (For Use with Sanctuary @ ACME classes only)

Yogis encouraged to purchase classes online before class!

WHERE TO PARK:

Parking is available at the Pinnacle Building 

For new Uber users, use the code ACMEYOGA for a free first ride up to $20


ABOUT ACME FEED & SEED

Acme Feed & Seed, Nashville’s iconic, century-old building, located in the heart of downtown, provides locals and visitors of the city an elevated downtown experience while honoring the much-loved character of Lower Broadway. The first floor of the three-story building is an updated take on the classic honky-tonk, offering street-food inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Matt Farley, 28 craft beers on tap and live music. A bustling lunch spot during the day, the first floor transforms into a “funky-tonk” at night, featuring rotating live music of Nashville’s diverse musical landscape – where every genre is represented. The second floor features a lounge with seasonally-inspired handcrafted cocktails, a menu of easily-shareable dishes, and is the new home to Sam Katakura’s Sam’s Sushi. The Hatchery encompasses the third floor, the largest one-level private event and music venue on Lower Broadway. The rooftop at Acme allows guests to enjoy an open-air bar with 360 degree views overlooking the neon lights of Broadway, fireworks of LP Field and stunning views of the Cumberland River.


300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

Finding Your Authentic Voice
September 11-13, 2015 | Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 3 (30 hours)

Truth: Finding Your Authentic Voice  

September 11-13, 2015 w/Daphne Larkin and Tom Larkin


In this module, teachers will explore techniques to discovering their authentic voice. Each person is unique. We bring the sum of our experiences both on and off the mat to our teaching and our own unique offering. This module also focuses on the heart-opening family of backbends as a foundation for our work during the module. We’ll build a complete experience literally from the ground up.

  • Explorations into our authentic selves include:
  • Exercises with poetry, sacred texts, images, inspiration that is meaningful to you personally
  • Musical exploration - developing playlists that are unique to you; an expression of your classes
  • Journaling and vision boards as a landscape for our class experience
  • Setting the tone for a class
  • Weaving theme into classes

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  


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300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti
Oct. 16-18, 2015 | Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 4 (30 hours)

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti - The World of Vital Energy 

October 16-18, 2015 w/Daphne & Tom


The World of Vital Energy is the unseen, but often felt through integration and manipulation of our physical body to understand the hidden powers of the subtle body. This “felt experience” is known as élan vital or vital spark and is also considered the essence of the soul. In this module we will explore this this essence through physical postures, philosophical study and first hand experience in the potent quality of pancha-vayus. As a result, we will strive to create new patterns about our internal control of and over our own élan vital.

  • Understanding Kundalini, the dynamic latent power
  • The Primary Bandha: Mulabandha, Uddiyana, Jalandara
  • Maha Mudra
  • Review of the panca-vayus
  • How to use the vayus to our advantage
  • Pranayama techniques and kriyas, including nadi cleansing/balancing
  • Chakra Movement Meditation
  • Yogic physiology
This is a movement based module centered around arm balances, inversions and transitions.

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE


 


Yoga Nidra Workshop

Yoga Nidra Workshop

Led by Danny Brewington
Saturday: Nov 7, 2015
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Yoga Nidra w/Danny Brewington
Saturday, November 7
3:00-4:30 pm


Cost: $25

Need to de-stress? Do you have difficulty relaxing or trouble sleeping? Can’t get those disturbed thoughts and emotions to calm down? Our hectic lives overwhelm our nervous systems—the daily barrage to our senses makes our bodies tense and our minds agitated. Over time, this can have a detrimental effect on our health. An ancient antidote is Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep.” It is a powerful technique to reach an extremely relaxed state of mind—highly alert, yet void of content.

In this class we’ll reduce tension, anxiety, and de-stress completely, allowing our nervous systems to be restored. Healing occurs at an unconscious level as the cells of the body relax deeply and the mind returns to its natural state, fully aware of the present moment.

Please wear comfortable clothing—you will be supported in savasana for most of the class.

This workshop is for all levels!


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Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

November 13 - 15, 2015
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4th ANNUAL 
Sanctuary For Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear!
November 13 - 15, 2015
  - SOLD OUT/WAITLIST ONLY!!

Get away for the weekend to enjoy great yoga, delicious vegetarian meals and the beautiful Gray Bear retreat center - all surrounded by your friends and fellow yogis of the Sanctuary community. We’re bringing together some of Sanctuary’s finest teachers (Daphne, Liz, Jessalynn & Page), students and friends to take some time away from our busy schedules without traveling too far.  Register early as this retreat sells out.


About the Weekend

- Daily meditation & yoga practices led by Sanctuary’s teachers 

- Lots of free time to rest/relax/reconnect with nature 

- Accommodations included in the cost of the retreat 

- All meals included 

-Massage therapist & Watzu practitioners are available during the weekend for appointments (additional cost)

Arrive: Friday, Nov 13 between 2:00 - 4:00pm   

Checkout: Sunday, Nov 15  @ 2:00pm


Cost

$400/person for double occupancy (single occupancy available for additional charge)

$100/non-refundable deposit required to secure a space (due by Oct. 1, 2015)

Full payment required by November 1, 2015

*MAX number of people for the retreat is 30.


TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Call us at the studio 615-297-8797
 


About Gray Bear
Nestled in the rolling forest of the beautiful West Tennessee hills, Gray Bear Holistic Retreat Center is a pause along your path, fulfilling the ideal environment for health, relaxation, and yoga. Our richly warm, rustic retreat reveals the empirical healing of nature. Pure air commands the awareness of breath. Pure water reflects the image of serenity. Stone hearths with roaring fires, and long twilight walks will complete the richness found in the blending of naure and yoga.

The center features one hundred fifty acres of rolling hills, and thick forest for hiking, natural springs for reflection, a crisp shower in our waterfall, sacred moments in our hand-built wood-fired sauna, the silence of nature’s symphony, clean air, clear water and a life free of distractions. While the lodging is intentionally rustic, the staff makes sure guests feel comfortable and right at home. Most rooms are double occupancy with shared baths. Our commitment in the kitchen is strong: vegetarian meals prepared with love and whole, organic ingredients.



300 hr YTT MODULE 5: Walking a Mile in Shiva's Bare Feet

300 hr YTT MODULE 5: Walking a Mile in Shiva's Bare Feet

Dec 4-6, 2015 w/Daphne and Tom
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Core Module 5 (30 Hours)

The Yana and Katha of the Devas - Walk a Mile in Shiva’s Bare Feet

December 4-6, 2015 with Daphne Larkin & Tom Larkin

In this module we dive deep into the journey (yana) and tales (katha) of the gods themselves. Our study is rooted in the philosophies and mythologies of the universe as seen from the yoga tradition. We will learn through exploration stories and iconography how the vision of the Paramatman (Supreme Self) is obtained by learning about the underlying correlation and dharmic connection between God’s plan and our vision of all things.

We will dive into the storied worlds of the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Bhagavad-Gita, and stories of kings and sages, monkeys and gods. We will embrace the ebb and flow of verse, sometimes like a frenzied dance (tandava), as we open to a world rich in knowledge of a deeper intelligence.

This is primarily a lecture based module, but be prepared to move and experience the inner science of the verse.

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  


TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Jan 15-17, 2016 - 300 YTT Elective
Workshop open to anyone!
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Meditation Immersion
Danny Brewington
Jan 15-17, 2016


This workshop is open to the public. NO Prerequisites required.  Anyone with an interest in meditation can join.  This module is part of Sanctuary's 300 hr YTT program and counts as 20 elective hours towards completion of the 300 hr program. 


In this module, students and teachers will take an extensive look at meditation, exploring the layers of the mind and consciousness itself. The course will add depth to a personal practice and demonstrate methods of incorporating it into the classroom. We’ll look at ways to stimulate brain waves and enter the deeper levels of meditation, using time-honored techniques from the masters and current developments in brain research, referencing the work of Dr. David Hawkins, Daniel Goleman, Rick Hanson, Anna Wise, and Alan Watts, to name a few. It’s a heavy subject, but we’ll have fun!

Our Points of Focus for the weekend are:

  • Understanding the subtle dimensions of breath 
  • Our senses and heightened states of awareness
  • Mantras, mudras, and other focusing tools 
  • Mental and emotional blocks and how to work with them 
  • Creating positive change, cultivating compassion, opening to more creativity, and healing the mind/body structure. 
  • Formless, subjective experience 
  • Meditation and the world of quantum science



Schedule:
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 – 12:30 pm & 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 – 12:30 pm & 1:30 – 4:30 pm


Suggested Reading:
"Focus" by Daniel Goleman
"Buddha’s Brain" by Rick Hanson
"Emptiness Dancing" by Adyashanti


Investment: $250 for the full weekend



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About Danny:  Danny has been meditating for over 25 years, visiting sacred places and holy sites all over the globe. Following a self-directed path, he has benefitted from masters and experienced leaders in the field. He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with this ancient body of knowledge. His classes are engaging, inspiring, and educational—students are provided a setting for easy integration of the material, often experiencing breakthrough moments of clarity and insight, and laughter.

Reiki Level 1 Training & Private Sessions

Reiki Level 1 Training & Private Sessions

w/Bliss Wood
Feb 26- Feb 29, 2016!
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Reiki Level 1 Training & Private Sessions with Bliss Wood

Feb 26 - Feb 29, 2016


SCHEDULE:

Friday, Feb 26 (6:00 - 7:30 pm) 

The Friday event is FREE and open to anyone interested in learning more about Reiki.  

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) means Universal Life Force energy or Spirit Life Force. Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words - Rei and ki. Rei means Spirit, God, or Higher Self. Ki is the equivilant of the Chinese "chi" or the Indian "prana", meaning Life Force.

Everyone has the ability to use their hands for healing. This introduction to Reiki will explain the history and technique of Reiki as well as offer some examples of how you can feel energy in your own body and offer it to another. You will learn how to create an energy ball in your hands and offer healing to another. 

This will be a fun and interactive opportunity to experience the power of energy work!


Saturday, Feb 27 & Sunday Feb 28: Level 1 Training includes:

Reiki Level I attunements and manual
Certificate of Completion
14 CEs for massage therapists (NCBTMB)
No prior Reiki training is needed

Time: 9am-5pm both days

Cost: $185

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Introduction to Reiki Workshop


Bliss is also available for individual Reiki sessions on Friday, Feb 27 & Monday, Feb 29
If you would like to schedule, please call us at the studio or email through the website.


INDIVIDUAL REIKI Session w/Bliss: $90


ABOUT BLISS:

Bliss Wood, M.Msc., LMT, RYT, is a Reiki Master, yoga instructor, author and musician. She has been practicing and sharing the gift of Reiki for over 14 years. Her holistic and artistic approach to health and wellness brings a uniquely personal experience to those who participate in her sessions, classes and workshops. For more information about Bliss, visit: www.Just4Bliss.com



Yin Yoga Immersion

Yin Yoga Immersion

with Liz Stewart | 300 YTT Elective
May 13-15, 2016 | Open to the public!
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Yin Yoga Intensive with Elizabeth Stewart, RYT 500
May 13-15, 2016


This workshop is open to the public. NO Prerequisites required. Anyone with an interest in learning more about Yin Yoga can join. This module is part of Sanctuary's 300 hr YTT program and counts as 20 elective hours towards completion of the 300 hr program.

While the benefits of an active, dynamic yoga practice are many and considerable, especially to the muscular, "yang" tissues, Yin Yoga allows us to work deeply into the other half, the "yin" tissues of our joints and ligaments, the deep fascial networks, and even our bones.

In this module, students and teachers will explore the following:

  • Yin Yoga principles and philosophy
  • Yin and the physical body
  • Yin and the energy body
  • Cultivating mindfulness in Yin Yoga
  • Yin yoga asanas, including modifications and the use of props
  • Considerations for sequencing
  • Teaching a safe and effective Yin class
  • Each day will include a 1-2 hour Yin practice 
  • Opportunities for practice teaching 

Required reading:
"The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga" by Bernie Clark


SCHEDULE
Friday: May 13 4:00-7 pm
Saturday: May 14 8:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-5:30 pm
Sunday: May 15 10:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm


INVESTMENT:
$250 for full module, if paid by May 1, 2016.
$275 after May 1, 2016


To Register, click here.



ABOUT LIZ
Liz is Yoga Alliance certified at the 500 hour level through the Asheville Yoga Center, with an additional 50 hour certification with renowned Yin Yoga teacher Bernie Clark in Vancouver, BC. She has also completed Sarah Powers' Level I Yin/Insight Yoga teacher training. Certified in Katherine Roberts' Yoga for Golfers, she completed her first 200 hour level in Ashtanga Yoga through the Franklin Yoga Center.

Liz's teaching embodies an extensive knowledge of Yin Yoga with its passive, deep, restorative and meditative combinations of poses. Varying levels of intensity and creative use of props are the basis for a practice that students of all levels can enjoy. Her emphasis on the cultivation of body and breath awareness, and the re-establishment of health and harmony, offer benefits to students both on and off the mat.

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

2016 DATES - Apply Now
June 21 - 26 & July 19 - 24
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OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

Aug 4 -7, 2016
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om grown mama
prenatal teacher training

This 85-hour program taught by Jessalynn Hakanson, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LMT will prepare participants for the joys of teaching yoga during the childbearing year, and offer the tools and techniques necessary for integrating prenatal and postnatal yoga into their community. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform and this curriculum will provide an inspired path of teachings.  The teachings are rooted in the divine feminine creative power that will empower women for the transformation of childbirth and motherhood. We will explore the art of sequencing postures, pranayama practices, mantra and meditations allowing a mama in bloom to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby in bloom.


Om Grown Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will be divided into two modules
Aug 4 - 7, 2016 (at Sanctuary for Yoga)
Module 1 (35 hours) will address the following topics:


  • Perspectives on prenatal and postnatal yoga related to the classical teachings of yoga with an emphasis on the eight limbs, embracing the spiritual dimension of yoga as well as the physical discipline and pranayama practices
  • Human anatomy & physiology for the childbearing year
  • Energetic and physical alignment considerations for mamas in bloom specific to each trimester
  • Postures and techniques that encourage pelvic floor connection, capacity, and strength
  • Overview of potential benefits and outcomes through prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • Postures, breath work, and meditations that cultivate a nurturing source of strength and confidence while empowering the transformation in pregnancy and birth with grace

Schedule:
Thursday - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Investment:
$1,000 for both modules, if payment is made in full 60 days prior to the first module start date.

$ 550 per module, first installment due 30 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 30 days prior to second module.

$ 575 per module, first installment due 10 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 10 days prior to the module 2. 



Must send in application before registering.  See Teacher Training Application on Sanctuary Website 

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Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

Aug 18 - 21, 2016
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om grown mama
prenatal teacher training



This 85-hour program taught by Jessalynn Hakanson, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LMT will prepare participants for the joys of teaching yoga during the childbearing year, and offer the tools and techniques necessary for integrating prenatal and postnatal yoga into their community. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform and this curriculum will provide an inspired path of teachings. The teachings are rooted in the divine feminine creative power that will empower women for the transformation of childbirth and motherhood. We will explore the art of sequencing postures, pranayama practices, mantra and meditations allowing a mama in bloom to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby in bloom.

Om Grown Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training will be divided into two modules

Module 2:  August 18-21, 2016 (at Sanctuary for Yoga)

Module 2 (35 hours) addresses the following topics:

  • Traditional yoga philosophy and the eight limbs applicable to lifestyle and well-being during the childbearing year
  • Observations in psychological and emotional changes during the childbearing year
  • Various methods, approaches, and models of care for the childbearing year
  • Practice and teaching methodology specific to each trimester of pregnancy and postpartum period
  • Various class formats for the beginning and/or advanced student during each trimester
  • Class options and workshop formats that could be offered during the childbearing year
  • Class formats and considerations for the “4th trimester”, postpartum, and om grown mama & baby bliss
  • The relevance of holding a supportive space for educated, empowered, and intuitive choices in pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood 

Schedule

Thursday - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Investment:
$1,000 for both modules, if payment is made in full 60 days prior to the first module start date.

$ 550 per module, first installment due 30 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 30 days prior to second module.

$ 575 per module, first installment due 10 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 10 days prior to the module 2.


Must send in application before registering.
See Teacher Training Application on Sanctuary Website


To Register click here




REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

    Registrations for all event types without payment cannot be guaranteed.

    Payment for all event types must be made in full on or before first session of the event, unless alternative payment options have been made available.

    No refunds will be given for no-shows.

    Cancellations with 24 hours or more notice

    Workshops
    Total cost of workshop minus a 10% Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary account.

    Teacher Trainings

    Total cost of training minus the non-refundable registration fee will be deducted, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary account.

    Cancellations within 24 hours

    Workshops

    Total cost of workshop minus a 20% Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.

    Teacher Trainings

    Total cost of training minus the non-refundable registration fee plus a 10% of total training cost will be deducted, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary account.

    • No cash refunds will be made.  Monies credited to your Sanctuary account may be used for classes, workshops, teacher trainings or boutique purchases.

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