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upcoming workshops & events

Sanctuary at the ACME

Sanctuary at the ACME

YOGA Buzz Downtown
Class: 1st Saturday of the Month!
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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 1st Saturday of every month (MAY - OCTOBER) for a mixed level, 60 minute class. Then stay for drink specials to enhance that post-yoga glow and/or enjoy brunch!


WHERE:

The Rooftop at Acme Feed & Feed (weather permitting)

3rd Floor, "The Hatchery"

101 Broadway (at 1st Ave)


SCHEDULE:

1st Saturday of every month (10am) Vinyasa Flow - Jimmy joyner

* Schedule is subject to change. 

* Yoga mats/props complimentary at all classes (supply is limited)

* All classes are mixed level. Beginners are welcome


PRICING:

FREE!!

Yogis are encouraged to register 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.


OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

Aug 11 - 14, 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 11 - 14, 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


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Candle Light Flow w/Daphne

Candle Light Flow w/Daphne

Friday, Aug 26th (7pm)
Cost: $25
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Friday, August 26
7:00 - 8:15pm
$25

Candlelight Flow and Meditation w/Daphne Larkin


Wind down from your day with a deeply-grounding sunset practice surrounded by candlelight. The slow fluid movement will literally melt away tension from the day as we connect with the steady flow of the breath. The class will incorporate breathwork, grounding sequences and end with a meditation. A perfect end to a summer day!

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300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

With Daphne & Tom
Sept 9 -11, 2016
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)
Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class
w/Daphne Larkin and Tom Larkin
Sept 9 -11, 2016


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      8:00-6:00 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 2: Getting off the Mat

300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

Advanced Assisting in the Flow
Oct 14-16, 2016 w/Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 2 (30 hours)

Getting off the Mat: Advanced Assisting in the flow 

Oct 14-16, 2016 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 8:00-6:00 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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Nicki Doane in Nashville!

Nicki Doane in Nashville!

Vinyasa Workshop
October 28 - 30, 2016
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Maya Yoga with Nicki Doane 
October 28 - 30, 2016


$ 45 individual session
$160 full workshop (4 workshops)


Arm Balances: Learn to Stand on Your Own Two Hands
Friday, October 28, 2016
6:00pm-8:30pm

The group of poses known as arm balances bring up all kinds of emotions for people. fear, insecurity, frustration, fear. Did we mention that one yet? In this class we will work with these poses to look fear in the face. Learning how to go upside down can be a very empowering experience for everyone. We will work on handstands against the wall and in the middle of the room, depending on your level of comfort. In this class, anyone who wants to do a handstand will. We will cover many arm balances, from the more simple “baby” balances, to the more advanced full arm balances. This class promises to be fun and an opportunity to conquer some fears and let them go.

Wake Up Your Shakti
Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:30am - 1:00pm


This is the perfect opportunity to wake yourself up and take notice. To practice yoga is to recognize and celebrate the Divine within and find expression for that realization. A dynamic Vinyasa style yoga practice is one way to do just that and to start to awaken the spirit within us all. Through an energizing sequence of postures, we will explore how a grounded, earth-based asana practice can be the bridge that joins the gap between the spirit body and the physical body.


Taking Time To Look Within - An Afternoon Session
Saturday, October 29, 2016
3:00pm-5:30pm

Yoga is all about creating and sustaining balance in our lives. This afternoon session is the perfect complement to a strong morning yoga practice. This class will be more reflective in nature as we find our way into various postures, usually on, but not limited to, the floor, and stay there to see what happens. How often do we really slow down enough in our increasingly busy daily lives and take the time to look and listen to ourselves? Hip openers and inversions will be the focus. A gentle introduction to pranayama will be taught as well. Since the middle of the day is the time when the body wants to rest and rejuvenate itself for the rest of the day, this class should be just the right thing.


Maya Yoga Inversions
Sunday, October 30, 2016 
1:00pm - 3:30pm

In Vinyasa yoga there is a strong emphasis on standing postures and flow. But when do we get to go upside down? Inversions are crucial for balancing your day and managing your life. They are rejuvenating, energizing and extremely therapeutic when practiced with awareness.



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Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

November 11 - 13, 2016
Sold out! Waitlist only
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5th ANNUAL 
Sanctuary For Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear!
November 11 - 13, 2016

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 11 between 2:00 - 4:00pm   

Checkout: Sunday, Nov 13  @ 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, 2016)

Full payment required by November 1, 2016

*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.



James Bailey - Ayurveda Workshop

James Bailey - Ayurveda Workshop

The Roadmap to the Soul
January 6-8, 2017
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James Bailey, LAc, Dipl Ayu
Roadmap to the Soul: Living True to Oneself
January 6-8, 2017


Cost:
Full Teacher Training Weekend | $200
Public Workshop | $50/session or $135/3 public sessions


 

Friday, January 6, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm
Introduction to Ayurveda from the Swasthavritta Tradition
(Public Workshop Session)


Ayurveda is the knowledge (veda) of life (ayus). This knowledge is universal, but more importantly, it is personal. With this knowledge we live true to ourselves and we remain vital, healthy, and conscious. Yoga and Ayurveda were historically understood within the context of each other. As parallel paths, one was always followed with an understanding of the other. To be a skilled yogi, we must understand our nature from the perspective of Ayurveda, and vice versa. Ayurveda is divided into two primary teaching streams: the Ayurvedic clinical practice of medicine and the self guiding life wisdom practices known as Swasthavritta. Swasthavritta is the Ayurvedic body of wisdom and practices that inform and inspire right livelyhood and actions in the world (sadvritta) given one’s unique nature, and empowers the individual to self care. Similar to a Yogi, a Swastha is one who is established in one’s true self, and who acts and lives in accordance to one’s own nature. Swasthavritta sheds light on the primal relationship between the self and nature, with a simple message: just be you.


Saturday, January 7, 2017
8:00 - 10:00am
Dinacharya: Practices and Routines in Ayurveda
(Teacher Training only)


A daily routine (dinacharya) is absolutely necessary to bring radical change in body, mind, and consciousness. Routine helps to establish balance in one's constitution. Our bodies are rhythmic by nature. The heart beat carries its own particular rhythm, described in the Vedas as synchronized to the pace of our steps upon the earth. Ayurveda views all disease as rooted in the interuption of one or more of our natural biorhythms. Researchers refer to these biorhythmic fluctuations as “biological tides”. Intrinsically, the natural desire of our body is to maintain healthy cycles. Healthy cycles maintain the body, while erratic or broken cycles create disease. This course will review the 6 primary cycles with which the human body has adapted, and practices (daily, evening and seasonal) which can be easily employed to create a deep stability within the bodymind.


Saturday, January 7, 2017 
1:00 - 4:00pm
Light on Food
(Teacher Training Only)


Ahara is that which nourishes the body’s life essences (rasa). Food is ahara. Food is also captured prana. Prana is life energy. So our life, intelligence, mental clarity, happiness, and strength are all dependent on the quality of food. Anything we take in will directly effect our yoga practice, and ultimately the quality of the bodymind. The physical body is developed by food, it grows on food, and thus, many physical diseases are caused by inappropriate and sometimes toxic foods. Likewise, the subtle or pranic body is also effected by the quality of our foods. Therefore, we have to be very careful about what we eat. Food is, in fact, so sacred in ayurveda that the preparation, cooking and eating of food is considered a spiritual sadhana (practice), known as ahara sadhana. This course will review the dynamics of ayurvedic nutrition and it’s insights into a spiritual approach to food and eating that can be life changing. We will look at the impact of physical and subtle toxins in our foods, the emotions and how to free ourselves from attachments to inappropriate foods, and how to access and utilize the most prana from a satvic diet. There is no medicine comparable to food appropriate to one’s unique constitution.


Saturday, January 7, 2017 
5:00 - 7:00pm
Roadmap to the Soul Talks + Atman Dharana
(Public Workshop Session)


Atman Dharana is the practice of gazing into one’s soul (atman), also known as “Soul Gazing”. It has been practiced in various forms by yogis for centuries as a means of direct access to our true core self. Atman Dharana practice is an inner roadmap to the divine within and an essential tool on the yogic path. Though the practice is not difficult, there are many obstacles. Specifically, the Pancha Maya Koshas, or the Five Layers of Illusion: the physical body, the energetic body, the instinctual mind, the witnessing mind, and bliss itself. These layers or sheaths of the body-mind surround and envelope the soul (atman, jivatman), and while they provide the matrix of our living existance, they also obscure and divert our attention from the eternal soul within (atman).


Sunday, January 8, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
Yoga Psychology & Modern Moksha
(Public Workshop Session)


A dialogue has been taking place for thousands of years between the yogacharyas of Yoga and the vaidyas of Ayurveda on the nature of freedom, sharing the insights and wisdom of each tradition, both exploring the fullest potential of life and spirit. In spiritual living a powerful duality (tension) often arises between the desire to transcend the limitations of the ordinary human bodymind, with the twin urge to maintain it, to care and heal the body and mind. In short, whether to conform to nature or to trascend it altogether. In practice, yoga teaches us to dissolve karmas while our householder tendencies create and reinforce new ones by necessity. As yogis become more skilled, tension often arises between the desire for moksha (liberation) and the responsibility for family and work in the world. The vision of the Modern Moksha course is to help students to better integrate the impulse for liberation with the householder lifestyle needs of the modern western yogi. This course is designed to help sudents to explore the narrative and nature of this overarcing story in order to find the middle path where the two disciplines can share the wisdom of life.


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Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Jan 13-15, 2017 - 300 YTT Elective
Workshop open to anyone!
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Meditation Immersion
Danny Brewington
Jan 13-15, 2017


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



Immersion 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

Public Yoga Nidra Session
Friday 7:45 – 9:00 pm


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


Investment: 
$250 Full Weekend    |    Register Now

$25 Friday Night Yoga Nidra Session Only    |    Register Now



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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.

Yoga Nidra Session

Yoga Nidra Session

Led by Danny Brewington
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:45pm
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Yoga Nidra w/Danny Brewington
Friday, January 13, 2017
7:45 - 9:00 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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Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

with Tom Larkin                300 Hour TT Elective
January 21-28, 2017        Space is Limited
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Martin Kirk - Experiential Anatomy

Martin Kirk - Experiential Anatomy

February 17 - 19, 2017
Workshop Open to the Public!
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Experiential Anatomy Training
with Martin Kirk

Feb 17 - 19,  2017


Learn anatomy in the theater of your own body. This innovative new teaching technology puts the learning directly into your body tissues as you combine great multimedia visuals and lecture with inspiring asana practice. You've never learned anatomy like this before. The weekend includes 4 lectures on anatomy and 1 asana practice. Each Anatomy Session includes lecture asana.


Investment
Yoga Anatomy Sessions
     $50 Individual
   $175 All Anatomy Sessions

Yoga Asana Practices
     $40 Individual
     $70 for Both Sessions

Full Weekend
   $225  (includes Asana and Anatomy)





Yoga Asana Sessions

Back Bending with Power: The Rise of the Rhomboids
Friday, February 17, 2017
6pm - 8:30pm
Learn how the grace of backbends emanates from the power behind our shoulder blades.

Light on the Yoga Body - A Full Asana Tour
Saturday, February 18, 2017
2pm - 4:30pm
Martin will guide you through your body anatomy in a playful potpourri practice


Yoga Anatomy Sessions

Anatomy of the Spine and Pelvis
Saturday, February 18, 2017
8am - 12pm

Anatomy of the Shoulders
Saturday, February 18, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Anatomy of Arms, Elbows, Wrists & Hands
Sunday, February 19, 2017
8am - 10:30am

Anatomy of Legs, Knees, Ankles & Feet
Sunday, February 19, 2017
11am - 1pm



About Martin
Martin Kirk, MSBME, E-RYT 500, is a Biomedical Engineer and certified instructor with a special gift for anatomy and therapeutics. His passion for educating others about the body has created worldwide demand for his in-person and online trainings. Martin's accomplishments include successful careers as an engineer in the space and biomedical industries and a best-selling book, Hatha Yoga Illustrated. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Jordan and their son, Jonathan. He can be contacted via the Web at www.kirkyoga.com or by email at martin@kirkyoga.com.



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Yin Yoga Immersion

Yin Yoga Immersion

with Liz Stewart | 300 YTT Elective
Feb 24-26, 2016 | Open to the public!
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Yin Yoga Intensive with Elizabeth Stewart, RYT 500
Feb. 24-26, 2017


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: Feb 24       4:00-7 pm
Saturday: Feb 25  8:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-5:30 pm
Sunday: Feb 26    10:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm


INVESTMENT:
$250 for full module, if paid by February 3, 2017.
$275 after February 3, 2017


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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.

300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

Finding Your Authentic Voice
March 10-12, 2017 | Daphne
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CORE MODULE 3 (30 hours)

Truth: Finding Your Authentic Voice  
March 10-12, 2017
w/Daphne 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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San Miguel Yoga Retreat

San Miguel Yoga Retreat

w/Daphne Larkin!
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April 2 - 9, 2017


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Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

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June 20 - 25 & Aug 1 - 6
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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
Sept 8 - 10, 2017 | Tom
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CORE MODULE 4 (30 hours)

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti - The World of Vital Energ

Sept. 8 -10, 2017 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

 

 


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

Oct 13 - 15, 2017
w/Tom Larkin

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Core Module 5 (30 Hours)

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


October 13-15, 2017 
with 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


REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

No cash refunds.  

When applicable, refunds will be credited to your Sanctuary Account and may be used for classes, workshops, teacher trainings or boutique purchases.

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 arranged in advance with Sanctuary for Yoga

No refunds will be issued after the workshop/training begins.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.


Workshops

Cancellations more than 24 hours before event
Total cost of workshop will be credited to your Sanctuary account.
Cancellations within 24 hours of event
Total cost of workshop minus a 10% Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.


Teacher Trainings

Cancellations seven (7) days or more before start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations in the six (6) days prior to start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit plus 10% (of total training cost) Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations within 24 hours of start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable registration fee plus 25% of total training cost will be deducted, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary account.

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