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Yin Yoga Immersion

Yin Yoga Immersion

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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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.

Shannon Paige

Shannon Paige

Embodied Poetry
Workshop and Teacher Training
May 20-22, 2016

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EMBODIED POETRY WORKSHOP & TRAINING
MAY 20-22, 2016

Pricing
Friday & Saturday Sessions
$  40 per session
$108 for all 3 sessions

Teacher Session
$150 for Teacher Session only
$120 early bird, before 5/1/16

All Sessions
$248 all 4
$228 before 5/1/16



Get Aligned!  Empowered Arm Balances
Friday, May 20, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm  

I remember watching a master teacher float from one balance on his hands to another. His seeming effortless grace sparked my determination! At the beginning, to my chagrin, no matter how hard I practiced and tried to mimic him, I would get nowhere off my mat. This effort into exhaustion inspired my curiosity of just what aligned and fueled his flight and might help me and others find our own. Through my studies, I began to treat each arm balance less as “a posture on one’s hands alone” and rather as a fully integrated and very empowering FULL BODY balance! As a result of no longer feeling the core elusive, legs heavy, and arm balances awkwardly weighted exclusively in only hands and wrists, WE began to fly!!! I hope share these key secrets with you and open the family of empowering full body arm balances to everyone!



Change is Your Single Constant - Time to Get Good At It
Saturday, May 21, 2016
10:30am - 12:30pm

Each relationship has something valuable to teach the one that follows. Each asana has an embodied lesson for the one that falls after. The spaces in between asana, the forms in between the forms, are where the practitioner truly learns how to embody a complete yoga practice. The spaces in between, the transitions, hold the spirit of life, as the constancy of change. Transitions are regarded as some of the most challenging aspects of an asana practice, as they are precisely where the most uncertainty, speed, and “checking out” can occur. In this dynamic workshop, we will explore all of the major transitions of a contemporary Vinyasa class, from: Downward Dog to Plank, Plank to the earth and / or Chaturanga, earth to Cobra, Chaturanga to Up Dog, and Upward Dog to Downward Facing Dog. We will also look at the secrets of successfully floating forward from Downward Dog to the top of the mat and back to Chaturanga. Life is full of transitions! Move with them, rather than just being moved by them!



Anjali Restorative
Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm

“You have an important and unique gift to give,” Charles Eisenstein. What does the spirit of “Anjali,” or “offering,” hold? Everything. What you receive is in clear proportion to what you offer to the world. This practice holds a space and format to learn to receive and give in the spirit you would choose, if you were rested, centered, and in thought tandem with your heart’s intention. This restful practice follows an ease-filled flow of rejuvenating poses held from below by bolsters, pillows, and blankets. While in each pose, we explore the fluid nature of the breath, guided meditation, poetic imagery, and healing thought recalibration. The effect is a profoundly transformative and positive invitation into your own greatness.



The God and Goddess Chronicles
Explore Mythology with Empowerment, Utilize it to Uplift Your Classes with Confidence
Teacher Session
Sunday, May 22, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm

This session will anchor the major currents of yoga philosophy, historical yogic time-line, and the hallmarks of Hindu mythology to create confidence and inspiration for a yoga teacher to weave ancient wisdom teachings into day-to-day classes, weekend workshops, intensives, and teacher study curriculums. We will curve and weave ideas and discussion within the study of the major themes of: The Yoga Sutras, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, and myths of several Hindu Gods and Goddesses. From this workshop, learn to: courageously approach ancient texts, glean major themes, and cultivate an authentic means to interweave YOUR studies into your class offerings. You may ultimately find yourself telling an empowering catalog of stories as you teach, both verbally and in the context of embodiment.

Our guiding texts for this module will be: KA – Stories of the Mind and Gods of India, Roberto Calasso




About Shannon
Living wholeheartedly as a teacher and mentor of teachers, Shannon is a spoken word artist, poet, sacred storyteller, and author, Shannon infuses her bodies of work, practices and trainings with a fullness of her living artfully and passionately on and off the mat.


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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

July 8-10, 2016
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

July 8-10, 2016 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.  


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Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

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

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

Aug 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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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

Sept 9 -11, 2016 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.  


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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.



San Miguel Yoga Retreat

San Miguel Yoga Retreat

w/Daphne Larkin!
3 spots left!
April 2 - 9, 2017


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REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

    Registrations for all event types without payment cannot be guaranteed.

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

    No refunds will be given for no-shows.

    Cancellations with 24 hours or more notice

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

    Teacher Trainings

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

    Cancellations within 24 hours

    Workshops

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

    Teacher Trainings

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

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

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