Workshops/Events

upcoming workshops & events

KIDS YOGA

KIDS YOGA

Spring Session Mondays - April through May
Kids (ages 3-7)
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Kids Yoga!
14 Classes on Mondays

April through May

Spring Session
     April 7, 14, 21, 28
     May 5, 12, 19

$12/session
$81 for 7 classes (Spring)



Healthy Kids Yoga for ALL
with Michele Priddy


Open to Boys and Girls ages 3 - 7 yrs
Mondays, 3:45 - 4:30pm


Healthy Yoga for Kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in an energetic, non-competitive, low stress environment. Yoga, meaning to “yoke” or “unite”, has many benefits for children of all ages. The yoga postures (asanas) can be practiced by children regardless of age or physical ability. Yoga has been shown to build stamina in those who practice it, aiding in stability and improvement in general balance, strength and flexibility. Children in particular enjoy the benefits of yoga including increased concentration, deeper, more relaxed breathing and a sense of well-being and inner peace. This makes for a happier, more cooperative and peaceful child which benefits the entire social community. The YOGA FOR ALL approach meets children where they are and offers something for everyone including children with special needs. Differences are welcome, inclusion is encouraged.

Each class includes: chanting (Om Shante, Om Prema...), pranayama (breath- Lions Breath, Breath of Fire...), Asana practice and partner poses, Savasana (deep relaxation and guided meditation) and Sanscrit language (because I believe communicating in the ancient language of the yogi's is important and develops critical thinking skills

Be well, be happy, be healthy...


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Yin Yoga & AcuDetox<br />A Spring Cleaning Workshop

Yin Yoga & AcuDetox
A Spring Cleaning Workshop

Saturday April 26, 2014 | 2:30-5:00 pm
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Yin Yoga and AcuDetox
A Spring Cleaning Workshop

Come experience this unique opportunity to combine the healing modalities of yoga and acupuncture together in one session.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:30-5:00 pm
Cost: $40
(limited to 25 people)


We'll begin with an hour long Yin practice, led by Liz, designed to cleanse and detoxify your system physically, mentally and emotionally.  As we apply intentional compression and stress to the body's connective tissue through the long passive holds of the Yin poses, we'll also open and harmonize the meridians in preparation for your AcuDetox treatment. 


While you relax your mind and body in savasana, Ann and Sara will administer the AcuDetox protocol which involves the gentle placement of five thin, sterile, single use needles into specific acupuncture points on each ear.  These points are carefully selected and commonly used in acupuncture to help alleviate stress, pain, tension, insomnia, anxiety and depression among other things. Each point has an effect on the greater acupuncture meridian system of the whole body.  The treatment will leave you feeling more calm and relaxed in body, mind and spirit.


Taught by:
Liz Stewart, RYT 500

Ann Coffey, ADS
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist
www.nashvilleacudetox.com

Sara Tornes, LAc, MAcOM
Licensed Acupuncturist, Masters of
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

This experience is for anyone.

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Curvy Yoga Support - 4 Week Series

Curvy Yoga Support - 4 Week Series

June 1, 8, 15 & 22
Sundays 3:30 - 4:45 pm
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Curvy Yoga Support  -  4 Week Series
w/ Melissa Eltringham, RYT 200 & Stephanie McElvy, RD, LDN

Dates: June 1, 8, 15 & 22 

Sundays 3:30-4:45 pm

Cost: $225;  $200 early bird pricing before May 25
(limited to 8 participants)

Series includes:

4 yoga classes tailored specifically for you

1 health coaching session with a Registered Dietitian

4 post-practice support sessions
 
During this series, you will:

Learn how to practice yoga comfortably and safely

Learn how to set SMART goals, breakdown the goals into specific actions & work through barriers preventing you from living your best life possible

Sort through all the mysterious and confusing things you thought you knew about yoga

What people are saying about Curvy Yoga:

"My mother and I decided to get up off our couches and start an
exercise class together. Neither of us has done anything remotely
physical in years. I knew I wanted to try a yoga class, as I missed
the flexibility I had as a young kid, so I convinced my mom that yoga
was the way to start on our fitness journey. We found Curvy Yoga
classes at Sanctuary that allows us to modify traditional yoga
positions to match our physical abilities. Our Instructor, Melissa,
invited us to this safe and nurturing environment that welcomes folks
of every size and ability. We are able to practice our yoga in a space
that is warm, friendly and supportive. The Curvy Yoga workshop also
provides us with several one on one sessions with Stephanie, a
Registered Dietitian, to help us establish reasonable goals to modify
our lifestyles to create more balance, while introducing healthy,
nutritious meals. Together these 2 ladies provide an effective program
that we can live with and in which we thrive."  ~ jeannette


Melissa Eltringham is a Curvy Certified RYT 200 yoga teacher who firmly believes in the promise of yoga's benefits for everybody and every body. Our yoga practice does not define us; rather we define our yoga.

Stephanie McElvy, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and graduate from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center dietetics program.   She enjoys working with the underserved community, and is most interested in empowering people to make sustainable lifestyle changes.


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300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

with Daphne & Tom
June 20-22, 2014
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)

Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class

June 20-22, 2014 w/Daphne Larking and Tom Larkin

The focus of this module will be on the evolution of a class from the carefully placed intention and the first unified breath to the stillness of savasana. We will explore the relationships between asanas and the deliberate unfolding of a sequence to a peak. During the module, we’ll use a full spectrum of asanas to create simple to complex sequences and learn techniques for skillfully guiding students through movement in all directions. Learn to add depth and dimension to your classes to take students deeper into poses and more complex asanas with ease.

  • Break down krama within a pose/sequence/class
  • Sequences that move from front to back of mat
  • Techniques for guiding students through complex sequences
  • Peak poses - understanding their purpose/function/path to the peak
  • Development of sequences during the module; expanding sequences in a variety of directions for different peaks within the same family
  • Sequences for mixed level classes

SCHEDULE:

Friday 8:00-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-5:00 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

MUST SEND IN APPLICATION TO APPLY FOR 300 Hr YTT

Online Registration or via Phone 615-297-8797

300 YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

300 YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

Advanced Assisting in the Flow
July 18-20, 2014
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CORE MODULE (30 hours)

Getting off the Mat: Advanced Assisting in the flow 

July 18-20, 2014 with 
Daphne Larkin & Tom Larkin

Learning to flow on and off your mat as a teacher of Vinyasa yoga while maintaining the rhythm of a class is a skill. This module focuses on the development of skills to guide students into proper alignment and deeper into asanas through a variety of techniques. 
  • Refine observation skills
  • Teaching alignment in the flow
  • Review of prana; the pancha vayus; integration of prana within an asana; the body as a container of prana
  • Advanced hands-on assists
  • Assisting “in the flow” of a class
  • Skillful assisting through verbal cues and hands on assists
  • Partner assists

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-5:00 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

MUST SEND IN APPLICATION TO APPLY FOR 300 Hr YTT


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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD - The Secret of the Yoga Sutra

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD - The Secret of the Yoga Sutra

Oct. 5, 2014 | 3:00-5:00pm
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National Lecture & Book Tour w/Pandit Rajmani Tigunair, PhD & Spiritual Head, Himalayan Institute

“Renowned for over two thousand years, Patanjali’s aphorisms on the practice and philosophy of yoga shine brilliantly, like a garland of jewels. Every sutra directly or indirectly helps us to understand the mind, turn it inward, and achieve life’s purpose.” - Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Complete details coming soon, here, and at www.YogaInternational.com/sutra

Cost: $30. $35 day of the event.

This event is 2 hours - lecture, guided pranayama/meditation practice, Q&A, and book signing

About Pandit Rajmani Tigunait:

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He embodies the yogic and tantric wisdom which the Himalayan Tradition has safeguarded for thousands of years. Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As a young man he committed himself to arduous spiritual practice and studied with renowned adepts of India, before being initiated into the lineage of the Himalayan Tradition by his master, Sri Swami Rama, in 1976.
 
Pandit Tigunait is fluent in Vedic and Classical Sanskrit and holds two doctorates, one from the University of Allahabad (India), and another from the University of Pennsylvania. As a leading voice of YogaInternational.com and the author of 15 books, his teachings span a wide range, from scholarly analysis and scripture translation to practical guidance on applying yogic wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years, Pandit Tigunait has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, guide, author, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader.

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

Oct 16-19, 2014
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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

October 16-19, 2014 (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 paid in full by August 31, 2014 
$ 550 per module, first installment due by August 31, 2014 and the second installment due by November 30, 2014

$1100 for both modules, if paid in full after September 1, 2014
$ 575 per module, first installment due by September 1, 2014 and the second installment due by January 1, 2015


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

Jan 22-25, 2015
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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

January 22-25, 2015 (at Sanctuary for Yoga)

Module 2 (35 hours) will address 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 paid in full by August 31, 2014
$ 550 per module, first installment due by August 31, 2014 and the second installment due by November 30, 2014

$1100 for both modules, if paid in full after September 1, 2014
$ 575 per module, first installment due by September 1, 2014 and the second installment due by January 1, 2015

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

To Register, click here

 



REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Reservations cannot be guaranteed without payment, however, a $50 deposit will hold an individual's spot.
  • Full payment is required one week before date.
  • Cancellation in writing is needed 24 hrs before beginning of workshop.
  • A $20 Administration fee will be charged and the remaining refunded.
  • An Administration fee of $50 will be charged to your card for a cancellation passed the 24 hr window or the option to keep full amount as a credit to your account for future workshops, classes or use in boutique.
  • If we announce an event as "SOLD OUT" in the studio or online, no credit will be given after announcement as you have taken a space that could have been purchased by another practitioner.
  • No refunds will be given to no-shows.

sanctuary for yoga • 2002 richard jones rd, suite c-102, nashville, tn 37215 • 615-297-8797 • class schedule