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Shannon Paige<br />Anjali Restorative Teacher Training

Shannon Paige
Anjali Restorative Teacher Training

December 2 - 4, 2016     300 Hour Elective!
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Anjali, The Science of Rest and Renewal,
A Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
With Shannon Paige, ERYT 500, CYTP 10000+
December 2 - 4, 2016


Investment
$325  /  $295 before November 19, 2016
$  35 Individual Public Classes


This Course Provides a Level One Anjali (AP1) Certification and 15 CEUs.

Created in 2003, Anjali Restorative Yoga is a highly regarded and respected, deep nurturing style of yoga. This practice of thoughtful and intentional rest, the body is supported by bolsters, pillows, and blankets. The mind and breath are guided through gentle images and practices. This practice is a GAME CHANGER!

Faith.... Is the Intention and Attention to the Star that Draws You.... – David Whyte



Introduction

Why is the interest in restorative yoga on the rise? It works!!!

Created in 2003, Anjali Restorative Yoga is a highly regarded and respected, deep nurturing style of yoga. In this practice of thoughtful and intentional rest, the body is supported by bolsters, pillows, and blankets. The mind and breath are guided through gentle images and practices. This practice is a GAME CHANGER!!!

The practice of Anjali Restorative Yoga teaches a level of presence in the moment, as it is actually occurring. This reality-based practice brings the student moment by moment, in tune with one’s ability to notice and relax: bodily sensations, the breath, the mind, and the emotions. In this practice, one does do not strive to empty the mind of thoughts or stop the mind from thinking in order to access this meditative, present moment state. Rather, one bravely connects the mind to the sensations, health, and needs of the body. This uses the connection of the mind, body, and heart to encourage an innate power of healing.

In its gentle appearance, this is a warrior practice. This is a mindful based practice, maintaining supported postures for sustained periods of time with the additional of guided meditations, invoked imagery and productive breathing practice. As mindful-based practice, it attempts to continue to draw the student back into the present moment from the past stories and out of the future worries. This done over time and with thoughtful repetition, it is nothing short of a brave, warrior practice.

Insights will eventually overcome worries, as the essence of ease finds a stronghold over stress in the present moment, unaffected by the past or drawn into the drama of the future.

Of course this will take practice. As I have many, many time, in many classes, trainings and intensives, “It is not that you practice. It is what. You do not glean a great deal from showing up to any practice and checking out rather than checking in.”

To experience positive and consistent change and benefit, one must show up and put in the effort, even in this practices apparent ease, there will be calls to action to return from unmindful wandering and dramatic landscapes of fear doubt and worrisome thoughts that strive to short circuit the effectiveness of the meditative practice. The e ort here will be to show up and breathe in postures, through the discomfort, into the presence of racing or self-loathing thoughts. The e ort may also show up when a particular part of the body is feeling physical strain and is drawing focus away from one’s ability to breathe smoothly. By learning to not avoid the pain one may experience a release from the pain. This can be accomplished when one utilizes intention and the corresponding attention to: send the breath, direct the intentional and though- filled qualities of muscular relaxation to the area, while working with the instructor to support the area in each asana therapeutically.

Furthermore, this practice weaves a though-provoking and positive theme through out the session. It therefore, engages and provokes the emotional and the thinking mind out of predetermined or ruminative patterns and into a healing and regenerative capacity. It can be challenging to ease the body, calm the breath, and then feel one’s ability to let the body and the breath actually soften, ease, and nourish the mind. However, this art woven carefully with science is geared towards creating positive change, a sense of wholeness, connection and confidence in the practitioner.

This comes at the expense of him or her actively making the choice to feel good and calm, healthy and whole by giving up patterns of stress being a means of effectiveness and the chronic (though perhaps, professionally effective) proficient ability to react to stress rather than to respond to the same stress stimuli. One pattern cultivates health and wellness. The other is not sustainable, as it creates embodied patterns of inflammation and chronic stress. Stress is the leading cause of disease.

It’s not that one will live in a stress free world: it will be how one will engage stress, respect stress and potentially let it work to benefit one’s state of health.

Nourish Yourself and Others. Engage and Embody These Skills That will Up- Level ALL of Your Teaching:

  •     Inspired Restorative Space
  •     Offer Richly Themed Classes (A Skill That Will Lovingly Leak into ALL Your Teaching)
  •     Guide Skillful, Confident and Renewing Pranayama / Breathing Practices Blow Students AWAY With Incredible Guided Meditations
  •     Evolve as a Unique and Thoughtful Restorative Yoga Teacher or ADD This Modality to Your Teaching Practice





Friday, December 2, 2016

Teacher Training Session : 6:00 - 9:00pm
Public Restorative Class  : 6:00 - 7:30pm

Introduction to Anjali Restorative Yoga

hOMework: Gain Access to and Download Manual (Print if you require). Practice Basic Relaxation Pose for 10 Minutes on Own. Please, prepare a short written reflection as to HOW YOU feel in it from entering, during, exiting.



Saturday, December 3, 2016
Teacher Training Session : 9:00am - 4:00pm
Public Restorative Class  : 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Reflection, What DOES REST DO!?
  • Supported Spinal Sequence (Break Down of Asana, Progression Purpose, Basic Hands on Enhancements per Asana.
  • General Alignment, Meaning and Benefits
  • Teaching with a Theme, What is a Theme, What are Its Benefits, What Does it Accomplish
  • Introduction to Guided Imagery and Guided Meditations, Benefits, Your Unique Process. How YOU Inspire Images Related to Your Themes?
hOMework: Collect Ten Potential Themes, Create Matching Imagery



Sunday, December 4, 2016
Teacher Training Session : 9:00am - 2:00pm

  • Reflection, Sources Themes
  • Introduction to Restorative Pranayama, What Works, What to Avoid, Keeping Cadence, Practice Teaching
  • Practice Teaching, Supported Spinal Sequence
hOMework: Weave a Selected Theme to EACH Posture in the Sequence. Take Home Final: Due Two Weeks from Completion of Course.


Signature “Spinal Series” Sequence

This set sequence utilizes soft cushions, bolsters, and blankets to optimize support, alignment, and relaxation of the spine. The student is guided through nine specific poses, each drawing from the one before it and offering the embodied lesson to the next pose. As such, this well-studied and time-tested sequence sends the student through a therapeutic and pause-filled Vinyasa of the spine in its seven different directions of movement: extension, side-bend right, side bend twist, backbend, forward bend, twist right, twist left. The physical e ect is a careful realignment of the spine into its most natural four curves and gently strengthening and stretching the muscles that that support those four natural curves.


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About Shannon
Living wholeheartedly as an author, yoga teacher, and mentor of yoga teachers; Shannon is a spoken word artist, poet, sacred storyteller and TedX speaker. She infuses her bodies of work with a fullness of artful living and passion for life on and off the yoga mat. Her instruments of instruction and expression are detailed and clear cuing woven through a fluid progression of imagery, poetry and truth.  Shannon encourages and supports the practitioner to unlock secrets held in the human heart, release stuck patterns that no longer serve, and attain new levels of integrated embodiment.  She is described by many as being “confidently vulnerable;” as a result, she is one who inspires positive change. Off the mat, she loves to spend time in the sun, wake surf, and run. Based out of Boulder, Colorado from her home studio, Earth, Shannon globetrots to deliver transformative classes, talks, trainings and retreats.  www.shannonpaigeyoga.com
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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Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

January 26-29, 2017
with Jessalynn Hakanson
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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 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

February 9-12, 2017
with Jessalynn Hakanson
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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 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 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, Jan 27, 2017
7:00 - 8:15pm | Cost: $25
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Friday, January 27
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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Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

with Tom Larkin                300 Hour TT Elective
January 21-28, 2017        ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT
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Partner Yoga w/Daphne

Partner Yoga w/Daphne

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
3:00 - 5:00pm | $20 per person
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Valentine’s Day - Partner Yoga
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
3-5pm
 | $20 per person

Valentine’s Partner Flow

Join Daphne and her partner Stephanie for a special Valentine’s Day treat. Connect with a partner in this creative flow class that takes you from your own mat to a shared practice with a partner. The class will move through a slow meditative flow that combines time on your own mat and partner assists that will create deeper opening in the body. Through the support of a partner and props, allow your body to melt into a restorative practice that will leave your heart open and floating from savasana into the rest of your day.


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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.

Effortless BackBending Wksp w/Daphne

Effortless BackBending Wksp w/Daphne

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Cost: $25 : Drop Ins welcom
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Effortless Backbending w/Daphne Larkin

Sunday March 5, 2017

Cost: $25

1:00 - 3:00 pm


The path to effortless backbends flows from very strong roots, a supple spine and heart opening - both physical and spiritual. Take a 2-hour journey through intentional flows, twists, and heart opening to flow into strong, beautiful backbends. Moving beyond traditional backbends, we’ll play with heart opening poses woven into a flow of twists, balancing postures and strong roots - whether it’s your feet, hands, or your head.  Come play!!


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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!
SOLD OUT!! Wait list only
April 2 - 9, 2017


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300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

With Daphne & Tom
May 5 -7, 2017
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)
Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class
w/Daphne Larkin and Tom Larkin
May 5 -7, 2017


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.


To Register, click here


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Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

2017 DATES - Apply Now
June 20 - 25 & Aug 1 - 6
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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
July 28 - 30, 2017 w/Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 2 (30 hours)

Getting off the Mat: Advanced Assisting in the flow 

July 28-30, 2017 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



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
Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

November 10 - 12, 2017
RESERVE NOW!
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5th ANNUAL 
Sanctuary For Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear!
November 10 - 12, 2017

RESERVE NOW - 17 spots remaining

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 10 between 2:00 - 4:00pm   

Checkout: Sunday, Nov 12  @ 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, 2017)

Full payment required by November 1, 2017

*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.





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.

sanctuary for yoga • 2002 richard jones rd, suite c-102, nashville, tn 37215 • 615-297-8797 • locations & schedules