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Sanctuary at the ACME

Sanctuary at the ACME

Starts Sept 8, M-F (12-1pm)
Power Lunch Downtown!
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SANCTUARY FOR YOGA AND ACME FEED & SEED GET DOWN…WARD DOG

Presenting Power Lunch Hour 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 midday yoga series. Sanctuary for Yoga’s talented staff of yoga teachers will set up shop on Acme’s rooftop Monday through Friday for a mixed level, power lunch hour class from 12pm-1pm.

To celebrate the launch of the series, Acme and Sanctuary for Yoga will host a special complimentary 90 minute class taught by Daphne and Tom on Sunday, September 7. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a tour of the Acme building to follow.

WHEN:
LAUNCH PARTY: Sunday, September 7 at 3:00pm
REGULAR SERIES: Monday - Friday, beginning Monday, Sept. 8, from 12pm – 1pm

WHERE:

The Rooftop at Acme Feed & Feed

101 Broadway (at 1st Ave)

SCHEDULE:

Monday Power Lunch - Holly Garcia
Tuesday Power Lunch - Angie Kirk
Wednesday Power Lunch - Megan Xidas
Thursday Power Lunch - Tom Larkin
Friday Power Lunch - Jamie Montalto

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

*All classes are mixed level. Beginners are welcome


PRICING:

LAUNCH PARTY: Complimentary class

COMPLIMENTARY YOGA: Sept 8- Sept 12

PROMO SPECIAL: 5 classes for $25
(available for purchase through October 8, 2014)

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.


Curvy Yoga Support - 6 Week Series

Curvy Yoga Support - 6 Week Series

Drop ins welcome
Sundays 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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Curvy Yoga Support  -  6 Week Series
w/ Melissa Eltringham, RYT 200 & Stephanie McElvy, RD, LDN

NEXT SERIES: Sept 14, 21, 28 & Oct 12, 19, 26 (there will be NO class on Oct 5)

Sundays 3:00-4:00 pm

Please note time & format change with new series

Cost: $100 for all 6 classes.  If you would like to drop into a single class & there is space, cost is $20. (limited to 12 participants)

Series includes:

6 yoga classes tailored specifically for you

2 health coaching sessions with a Registered Dietitian.  This is an additional expense.  For those enrolled in the Curvy Program, 2 Health Coaching Sessions during the program, cost $100. 
 
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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Run. Yoga. Hang (FREE)

Run. Yoga. Hang (FREE)

SUNDAYS in September
Meet @ Fleet Feet 2:00 pm
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RUN. YOGA. HANG

Join us every Sunday in September for a 3 mile group run, followed by yoga and drinks at Alegria.  Meet at Fleet Feet in Green Hills at 2:00 pm. We will walk/run near Lipscomb and Belmont Blvd and meet back at Sanctuary for a 30 minute yoga class.  Then plan to head over to Alegria's patio for drink specials. 

NO reservations required.  This is a FREE event.  Bring a friend and let's celebrate being active, yoga and community!

Yoga Teachers 

Sept 7: Jenn Offutt

Sept 14: Sarah Plotkin

Sept 21: Daphne

Sept 28: Wendy Blackmore


300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti
Sept. 12-14, 2014 | Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 4 (30 hours)

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti - The World of Vital Energy 

September 12-14, 2014 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


 


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

October 5th, 3:00-5:00pm

Cost:
          $30 in advance
          $35 day of event

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

Books will be available for purchase at the event.  

Overview of "The Secret of the Yoga Sutra" 

The Yoga Sutra is the living source wisdom of the yoga tradition. Using it as a guide, we can unlock the hidden power of yoga, and experience the promise of yoga in our life. The Yoga Sutra is as fresh today as it was 2200 years ago when it was discovered by the sage Patanjali. By applying its living wisdom in our practice, we can achieve the purpose of life – lasting fulfillment and ultimate freedom.

The Secret of the Yoga Sutra is the first practitioner-oriented commentary which is fully grounded in a living tradition. It shares the essence of Pandit Tigunait’s rigorous scholarly understanding of the Yoga Sutra, through the filter of experiential knowledge gained through decades of advanced yogic practices, and enriched by the gift of living wisdom he received from the masters of the Himalayan Tradition.

“The Yoga Sutra’s message is simple and straightforward: Remove the veil of darkness and allow your intrinsic luminosity to illuminate both your inner and outer world. Be free here and now, and experience your everlasting self-luminous joy. The goal of yoga is nothing less than that. In this light, I present this commentary to you.”  Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D.


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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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3rd Annual Gray Bear Retreat

3rd Annual Gray Bear Retreat

A Weekend of Grounding , Gratitude & Grace
Nov 14-16, 2014
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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 5-7, 2014 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 5-7, 2014 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 9-11, 2015 - 300 YTT Elective
Workshop open to anyone!
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Meditation Immersion with Danny Brewington

Jan 9-11, 2015

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



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.


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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

 

The Sacred Sap India Retreat

The Sacred Sap India Retreat

w/James Bailey and Daphne Larkin
January 25 - February 4, 2015
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Anjali Restorative Immersion

Anjali Restorative Immersion

300 hr YTT Elective with Shannon Paige
April 1-5, 2015 | Workshop Open to the Public
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Anjali Restorative Yoga 40 hour Immersion: April 1-5, 2015

with Shannon Paige, Founder of Anjali, ERYT 500, EATP

Modules I, II, and III, Anjali Teacher Training Intensive as part of Sanctuary's 300 hr YTT 


Investment:
$795, $650 Early Bird by March 1, 2015

~This workshop is open to the public.

This four-day intensive, 40 CEU, fulfills the full requirements to be a Certified Teacher in Anjali Restorative Yoga Teacher, and with completion of the online course, moves you towards the designation of Anjali Therapeutic Provider, ATP.

We will intensively, though artfully complete the three primary modules of Anjali Restorative Yoga.

  1. Anjali Supported Spinal Sequence, Module One
  2. Anjali Rich Roots Rising Sequence, Module Two
  3. Anjali Elemental Healing, Module Three

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, 5-9p
Thursday, 9-7p
Friday, 9-7p
Saturday, 9-7p
Sunday, 9-3p


What is Anjali Restorative Yoga?

Anjali Restorative Yoga is a gentle, pervasive restorative yoga practice, with over a decade of development, to provide practitioners rich spaces of transformative resource in which to support the cultivation of tremendous calm and positive change. With sustained time in postures supported by bolsters, pillows, and blankets, one is guided through a poetic heart-based theme, nourishing breathing practices, and inspired images. The effect of the meditative practice is not just therapeutically sound, it is potentially life-changing, as it provides the impetus for one to live the highest version of oneself, leaving the older versions and past stories of self behind.

Within each of us there is a story…
And as we each exist within the fullness of time,
we are the beautiful combination of the wisdom of the past,
the perspective of today,
and the potential and freedom of tomorrow.
We are each a story in constant evolution.
The story of our lives is being written. When we slow down, naturally pause,
We ensure that WE are the one’s holding the pens…

The practice of Anjali Restorative yoga teaches us that the present experience does not exist without a past or a future and is therefore held in deep connection to the fullness of time, kala purnatha. A present moment that is active in time and space is deeply powerful, potent, and available. The power within the present moment exists in its ability to harness the deep intentions of the heart, mind, and body.
In this practice, we do not strive to empty the mind of thoughts or stop the mind from thinking. Rather, we strive to connect the mind to the sensations, health, and needs of the body. We strive to connect the mind to the desires, wisdom, and lessons of the heart. We use the connection of the mind, body, and heart to encourage our own innate power of healing.

The practice of Anjali Yoga invokes the breath to articulate our story from our wise past to our potential filled future: the breath allows us to sit in the expression of our present perspective. Our present perspective is able to grant us deep awareness in to pain physically and emotionally. We know when we feel good and we know when we feel bad… even if we cannot articulate why or where. By breathing in the present moment, thoughts will arise, and the choice get to be which thoughts serve the pain and which thoughts serve the healing.

Thoughts of service, thoughts that: inspire, enliven, soften, delight, comfort, remind, and invoke love are thoughts that turn our body’s abilities toward healing and rejuvenation. We align to these thoughts and our body uses them to right it self. Thoughts that do not serve, thoughts that are full of: worry, self doubt, anger, fear, frustration, anxiety, or self loathing are thoughts that tighten and harden and misalign us further and further from our true strength, happiness, and grace. If we have lower back pain and we focus on thoughts of anger, the body responds and no healing softness can get through the tightness the body creates from the thoughts. Similarly, if we have lower back pain and we think about something warm and loving and soft, the back softens with those thoughts. Thoughts are not things; however, thoughts create responses in the body from cell to cell…. skin, muscle, bone, organ to organ. 

In order to support positive thought engagement, students are guided into their breath. The deepening of the breath grants the student into a deeper awareness of the state of things inside as well as the immediate gratification that deepening the breath immediately aligns the bodies softening and relaxing mechanisms. By using the breath as a vehicle, the student is guided though a series of supportive postures several full body meditations. The instructor draws attention to the breath and suggests the movement of the breath through different parts of the body. By engaging the student in her own breath, she offers the power and the courage to participate in your own body, in your own life.

Anjali Restorative Yoga is best noted for its “Supported Spinal Series” sequence. Using soft cushions, bolsters, and blankets to optimize support, alignment, and relaxation of the spine, the student is guided through nine different poses that gently stretch, bend, twist, and move the spine in seven different directions: back-bending, forward-bending, twist right, twist left, side bend right, side bend left, and extension. (Teacher Training Track, This is the session taught in Module One).

Also, of great note is the “Rich Roots Rising” sequence. This sequence follows the archetypes of the chakras through 7 different chakra focused postures to deepen one’s connection to the emotions and physical tensions stored in the hips and lower back. (Teacher Training Track, This is the session taught in Module Two).

The Anjali Elemental Healing Sessions are thoughtfully directed one-to-one sessions between and Anjali Therapeutic Provider and a client. After a thoughtful interview, the practitioner will aim an element inspired practice suited to the client’s specific needs. (Teacher Training Track, This is the session taught in Module Three).

The effects of these practices are gentle but pervasive, as the entire body, breath, and spirit are soothed, relaxed, and integrated. The parasympathetic, or healing, nervous system is invoked and brought online. Imagine who you will be an become if you commit to this practice and begin to share it with others.



Learn more about Shannon here: http://embodiedpoetry.com/


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Yin Yoga Immersion

Yin Yoga Immersion

with Liz Stewart | 300 YTT Elective
May 29-31, 2015 | Open to the public!
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Yin Yoga Intensive with Elizabeth Stewart, RYT 500

May 29-31, 2015

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 29 4:00-7 pm 
Saturday: May 30 8:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-5:30 pm
Sunday: May 31 10:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm


INVESTMENT: $250 for full module, if paid by May 1, 2015.  $275 after May 1. 


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 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

With Daphne & Tom
June 19-21, 2015
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)

Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class

June 19-21, 2015 w/Daphne Larkin 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 8:00-6:00 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.  


Online Registration or via Phone 615-297-8797

300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

Advanced Assisting in the Flow
July 17-19, 2015 w/Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 2 (30 hours)

Getting off the Mat: Advanced Assisting in the flow 

July 17-19, 2015 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.  


TO REGISTER CLICK HERE



The Art of Therapeutic Presence

The Art of Therapeutic Presence

Mental Health Skills for Yoga Teachers
July 24 - 26, 2015
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The Art of Therapeutic Presence: 

Mental Health Skills for Yoga Teachers


More and more people with depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma histories are pursuing yoga for relief. Although most yoga teacher training programs don’t prepare teachers to recognize or handle mental health issues, teachers of a general yoga class are by necessity having to handle manifestations of mental illness as they arise on the mat. Are you aware of when this is happening and do you have the skills needed to appropriately manage it? Participating in this workshop will give you the ability to do just that.

In this intensive weekend workshop, you will develop:

  • Understanding of the most common mental health issues encountered by yoga teachers, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, trauma, and eating disorders.
  • Practical and effective skills for appropriately recognizing and handling mental health issues as they arise in class.
  • Therapeutic relationship skills, including rapport building, healthy boundary setting, and compassionate presence.
  • Knowledge about diversity and ethical issues as they impact the teacher-student relationship.
  • Self-care strategies, including how to avoid burnout and prevent vicarious trauma.
The skills and perspectives that you learn in this workshop will help you meet the needs of a diverse body of students. While this is not training to become a psychotherapist, our goal is for you, as a yoga teacher, to feel comfortable and confident in managing mental health issues when they arise in your classes and to expand your therapeutic presence for all.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 24th | 6pm-9pm

Saturday, July 25th | 10am-6pm
   
Sunday, July 26th | 10am-3pm
   

INVESTMENT:

$295 / Early bird (before April 1): $245 


*What to bring: A yoga mat and journal or notebook


*This workshop is eligible for 13.5 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours!*


FACILITATORS:

Annemarie Carroll is a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher whose special interest lies in the integration of these traditions to help people make change in their lives. In 1999, Annemarie earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Kent State University, specializing in assisting people with adjustment to traumatic injuries and chronic illness. In 2008, she completed her yoga teacher training with The Breathing Space, and has since completed numerous trainings on the therapeutic use of yoga, including its role in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, chronic pain and insomnia. Annemarie has been employed as a professor/program head of Human Services at Virginia Western Community College for 15 years. In addition, she sees psychotherapy clients and teaches therapeutic yoga classes through her private practice, Inner Wisdom Yoga and Psychotherapy.

Andy Matzner is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and stress management consultant. He also teaches mental health skills and psychology at Virginia Western Community College. In addition, Andy facilitates sound meditations using singing bowls and gongs. Andy is the author of several books, including The Buddha Diet: A Guide to Creating a Positive Relationship with Food and Eating (2012) and The Tarot Activity Book: A Collection of Creative and Therapeutic Ideas for the Cards (2013). 

For more information about Annemarie and Andy’s work, please visit www.MentalHealthSkills.com
300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

Finding Your Authentic Voice
August 21-23, 2015 | Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 3 (30 hours)

Truth: Finding Your Authentic Voice  

August 21-23, 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.  


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.

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