workshops & events
A benefit event to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Together we can make a difference while bringing awareness to the greater issue at large.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have affected tens of millions of people in the last few weeks. Homes and infrastructure have been destroyed. Tens of thousands of people and animals have been displaced. Crops lost. This event follows a broader trend of increasing extreme events. In just the last year, catastrophic infrastructural damage, deaths and financial losses were caused from floods in the Bangladesh, Niger, Nepal, and Peru; while droughts and fires of El Niño affected 60 million people across the African continent. We can’t stop natural disasters, but we can reduce the impact of poor urban design, preparadness and inequality.
Climate change exacerbates circumstances.
On September 24th we will come together to build a beautiful community; discover tools to restore and rejuvenate the internal ecology of our body, mind and heart; celebrate and act.
• Yoga practice with Heidi Michelle
• Conversation with climate change conservationists and specialists.
• Speakers Kyle Chandler-Isacksen of Be The Change Project
Suggested donation: General ($15), students ($10) or ANY AMOUNT you are able to offer.
All welcome, regardless of your ability to pay or yoga experience. We love the Humans!
Can't make the event? Donate here: https://donate.sbpusa.org/checkout/donation?eid=82630
All proceeds will go to local organization St. Bernard Project working in heavily effected areas in Houston, with low-to-moderate income homeowners, including marginalized groups (children, elderly, disabled), veterans and under- and uninsured. They aim rebuild better, enhancing resilience and innovation to reduce risk. Independently rated 93.66 by Charity Navigator. http://sbpusa.org/
Tim Miller makes his way to Reno for the first time for a full weekend of workshops!
Reserve your space now, as this workshop is filling up fast. $300 for all 5 sessions, $65 for individual sessions, or $125 for Full Days Saturday or Sunday.
Purchase Individual Sessions by visiting our Schedule Page. Select the Session you are interested in to sign up and pay.
Friday, October 13, 2017 ~ 6-8:30pm
Exploring the Bandhas ~ Light Asana Practice and Pranayama.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 ~ 9-11:30am
Led Primary Series (Strong Asana Practice), Yoga Philosophy, and Hanuman Chalisa.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 ~ 1:30-4pm
(No Asana Practice) Bring your questions regarding asana, anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, and/or Vedic astrology. Hear Guruji stories.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 ~ 9-11:30pm
Intro to Second/Intermediate Series (Strong Asana Practice)
Sunday, October 15, 2017 ~ 1:30-4pm
(No Asana Practice) Pranayama, Mantra and Kirtan, Cultivating Sattva
Tim Miller has been studying and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over thirty years and was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Tim has a thorough knowledge of this ancient system, which he imparts in a dynamic, yet compassionate and playful manner. “My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice. The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher.” Tim teaches workshops and retreats throughout the United States and abroad, as well as at his studio, Ashtanga Yoga Center, in Encinitas, CA.
Nature Yoga Teacher Training
with Heidi and Heidi at Midtown Community Yoga
200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training
Teach what you love, live what you teach.
The Nature Yoga Teacher Training will teach you the fundamentals of yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. You will learn the benefits and function of asana, meditation, mantra, and pranayama in order to teach others effectively. In these 20 days of deep immersion with an exceptional team of teachers and peers, you will explore techniques, discuss and learn yoga philosophy and practice teaching. In a supportive environment, you will be encouraged to develop your own teaching style, find your voice and come to understand what the practice of yoga means to you. A teacher not only attracts students through knowledge, but also as an apparent, almost visible, expression of yoga.
May 14-23, 2018
October 12-21, 2018
2-3 Summer 2018 Weekend Workshops TBA
$2100 Investment. $500 due at registration with remaining balance due by March 21st.
May 14-23 Daily Schedule:
7:30am - 9:00am Morning Practice with Heidi & Heidi
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch/ Self-Care Break
1:30pm - 4:30pm Workshop
4:30pm - 6:30pm Study, Dinner and Self-Care Break
6:30pm - 8:00pm Workshop / Practice
Sunday, May 20th - DAY OFF!
October 12-21 Daily Schedule:
7:30am - 9:00am Morning Practice with Heidi & Heidi
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Self-Care Break
1:30pm - 4:30pm Workshop
4:30pm - 6:30pm Study, Dinner and Self-Care Break
6:30pm - 8:00pm Workshop / Practice
Friday, October 19th - DAY OFF!
TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:
Yoga Asana: Theory, Practice, Sequencing
Yogic Anatomy and Western Anatomy
Yoga Philosophy and Ayurvedic Fundamentals
Mindfulness, Meditation and Pranayama
Mantra, Mudra and Chakra
Yoga Techniques for the Modern World
Therapeutic Uses of Yoga: Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress
Business of Yoga
With BONUS Partner Yoga Foundations Training with Heidi Michelle
Join Kim Arnott one Sunday per month for her Arm Balance and Inversion Workshops and Intensives, exploring helpful topics to help you get upside down and all of that.
3 WORKSHOPS will be Sundays from 11-1:30, covering helpful topics of balancing and inverting. $30/each or $75 for all 3. 2 Continuing Education Credits can be earned at each workshop, with a total of 6 credits if attending all 3.
June 4th 11:00a-1:30p ~ USING MULA BANDHA and UDDIYANA BANDHA in Arm Balances and Inversions
September 17th 11:00a-1:30p ~ EXPLORING CHAKRAS in ARM BALANCES AND INVERSIONS
November 5th 11a-1:30p ~ TRANSITIONS AND FLOAT THROUGHS
90 minute Arm Balance &Inversion INTENSIVES will be held during non-workshop months. July 9th, August 6th, October 8th, & December 3rd. 11:00am-12:30pm.
Intensive pricing will be included in Memberships and Class Packs. Non-members can sign up for regular Drop In Pricing.
8:00am - 60 minute breath work session, ending with sharing circle.
9:30am until 4:30/5:00pm - Energy Meditation Training with a 60 minute lunch break around 12:30/1:00pm, a 15 minute morning break and a 15 minute afternoon break.
Participants may join at 9:30am, 10:00am at the latest.
Energy meditation training from 8:00am until 4:00pm, with a couple of 15 minute breaks and 1 hour lunch break..
Cost: $100 per person, $40 for full-time students, free for people aged 75 and over...
Bring a friend (or 2) to class FREE ALL WEEKEND!
Celebrating TWO YEARS since our Grand Opening, we are having our 3rd Annual Open House kicking off our THIRD year of Community Yoga in Midtown Reno.
With only the best offerings of Vinyasa Flow, Traditional Lineages, & Specialized Practices check out our schedule, and get in where you fit in!
NOON Ashtanga Lite w/ Carol (All Levels/Higher Exertion)
5:30p All Levels Power w/ Megan (AllLevels/Higher Exertion)
7:00p Blissful Restorative with Therapeutic Essential Oils w/ Joanne (Low Exertion/All Levels)
8:30a Ashtanga First Series (Intermediate/Advance Practice/Higher Exertion)
9:30a It's Just Yoga w/ Jenn (All Levels/Beginner Friendly/Moderate Exertion)
11:00 Intro to Ashtanga (All Levels/Beginner Friendly/Moderate to Higher Exertion)
9:30a Community Yoga w/ Ellie (All Levels/Moderate Exertion)
3:00pm Gentle Bliss Yoga w/ Kathleen (Low to Moderate Exertion/All Levels/ Beginner Friendly)
REGISTER ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
Increase Your Flexibility, Range of Motion, & Sense of Humor.
Join Kathleen Ames for this 2 hour workshop designed to help you safely increase flexibility, regardless of your perceived ability. Learn stable stretching techniques to deepen your range, and laugh a little along the way.
$20 Advance Registration. $25 at the Door.
After 4 car accidents, 3 abdominal surgeries, being diagnosed with an Auto-Immune disease and 17 years of teaching yoga Kathleen Ames has some special and unique insights to increase flexibility. At age 58 she is stronger, more fit and more flexible than she was in her 20's. Although she has had through 5+ teacher trainings (Anusara, Vinyasa, Flow, Vinniyoga, Pre/postnatal and Yin Yoga) pain has been her biggest teacher. After 13 years of being in pain, Kathleen is now pain free. Her zest for life and gratitude for the present moment is infectious.
I believe in a therapeutic, orthopedic, anatomy-based approach to movement in the body. My love for yoga started in 2001 and following my path to teaching, became a certified 200RYT in 2005 from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA through the amazing teachings of Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Not long after receiving my yoga certification I was introduced to the Pilates method. I realized the synergetic relationship Yoga and Pilates could offer to truly connect the body to mindful movement. I then pursued my Pilates training and received my Reformer I, II, III certification through Balanced Body University. After becoming a mother in 2010, I received my children's yoga certification in San Francisco, CA so I could give my daughters and other children the gift of yoga in their lives. I'm always continuing my education and am most recently working on my 500RYT through Yoga Medicine. I am continuing this journey expanding my depth of knowledge and working closely with healthcare practitioners to provide yoga and Pilates as medicine for both the body and mind.
No partner necessary!
This Month's Focus is Transitions and Connection.
In this workshop we will grow our skills to safely lift each other off the ground and play with the healing side of acrobatic yoga. Acropeutics combines aspects of sustainable acrobatics, thai massage, partner stretching and other healing arts into a sequence of poses and transitions that balance the body and mind. On Sunday we will calibrate our healing touch for a better connection and practice transitions to build a flow that links it all together.
*No partner necessary
Ages 5 & Up! Bring your family or friends to experience an all level acrobatic practice with focus on fun, safety, alignment, and acrobatic basics.
This class includes a variety of playful exercises that incorporate yoga and basic acrobatics in ways that are fun and accessible for both adults and children. We will do different progressions of l-base acro with the kids being the "flyer" and adults in the role of the "base." We'll also do some family style stretching and games. Ages 5+. Ratios of 1-2 kids per adult is best. No experience required. Come play!
Class price is $25 for the first adult/child pair and $5 for each additional family member. Sign up here:
This WEDNESDAY is International Women's Day, and to honor women and gender minorities, we are offering yoga to all the Ladies, and those who identify as such, at no cost. Optional donations will go to benefit Reno's Planned Parenthood and Our Center (Our LGBTQ Community Center). Check out the offerings, and come honor yourself by practicing self-love and self-care. #womenworkingforwomen#matriarchynow
NOON Lunch Break Yoga w/ Ellie
4:15p Warm Vinyasa w/ Megan
5:30-6:30p Open Room: Silent Meditation or Self-Practice with Edin (Donations benefit Planned Parenthood) POWER HOUR CANCELLED
6:30p Women's Circle Chant with Dagny and Ellie (30 minutes)
7:00p RAINBOW BRO🌈GA w/ Kathleen (Donations benefit Our Center)
#yogaisforeverybody #community#getinwhereyoufitin #wearred #insolidarity
BEGINNER YOGA starts Wednesdays 5:45-6:45p.
Let Lieke guide you through all the yoga basics, with special attention to fundamental postures, breath, alignment, and moving safely!
Single Class Drop In for $18
Sign Up for all 4 for only $60!
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Partner Communication through Acro: Challenge your mind and body while learning new ways to communicate with a partner.
Acrobatic, friend, business and romantic partnerships all share similar challenges when it comes to communication. In this workshop we will practice new communication and observation skills, breakdown barriers, and test what makes a partnerships work. We will focus on individual growth as well as interpersonal skills through a series of exercises and games that will challenge anyone from a first time acrobat to a long time acro and or yoga practitioner. The same progression based model will apply to partnerships; so bring your long time life partner, an acro partner, your bff, a friend from work, your mom, or the person you met yesterday but want to learn more about and come play!
We will offer a variety of partner exercizes, some verbal, some non verbal, and several using acroyoga basics to explore communication and connection between you and your partner. No acroyoga experience required to participate in this workshop. However, if you do have acro experience Eric and Amber will offer you exercises to do during the workshop that are at your level.
Cost is $50/couple. $45 if you pre-register before the date of the workshop.
Getting back to your practice with New Years Goals?
Discover how to practice safely while getting the most out of your practice in this interactive workshop. Bring Freedom to your flow by learning or re-visiting the alignment of the Vinyasa transition and other common poses. Prepare for a fun learning experience where you can have all your burning questions answered.
$35 Advance. $40 At the door.
Join Kim in this 2 hour workshop that will cover safe transitions into hand balances, arm balances, and inversions. Sign up in advance for $25, or pay $30 at the door. Come learn with Kim and experience her approach to fun and challenging poses and transitions of Vinyasa. Some experience recommended.
Refine your yoga practice and strengthen your knowledge of safe adjustments in this 3 hour Alignment Workshop Using the Chakras as a guide. Join Kathleen Ames, as she gives an in depth approach to yoga alignment (for students and teachers) using the 7 Chakra Alignment Centers.
$30. Saturday December 17th, 1:30-4:30pm at Midtown Community Yoga.
Kathleen Ames is the owner and instructor at YogaUtopia in Nevada County. Kathleen has been practicing yoga since 1992 and has been teaching since 2000. Since 2000 she has taught over 7,000 hours of yoga. Kathleen travels the US teaching master classes and sharing her knowledge of alignment in Yoga teacher trainings.
Kathleen has had extensive training in over seven different yoga styles and advanced teacher training in Anusara, Vinyasa, Viniyoga, Flow Yoga and Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and is a master of Yoga therapeutics.
She has studied with numerous internationally known yoga teachers but her best teacher has been her pain. "My pain has not been in vein, I have more compassion and understanding when it comes to limited mobility and discomfort in movement. We need to slow down...the slower we go the more we feel, the more we feel the more we heal." Kathleen has healed herself of many afflictions including the effects of four car accidents and although she was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of 21, today she lives pain free without medication. She loves to share the many health and healing benefits or her classes especially her very own Gentle Bliss classes. With her extensive knowledge of anatomy Kathleen is especially adept at individualizing instruction to each student's needs and working with overcoming and preventing student injuries.
Suggested Donation $7 per child and $3 per adult. Children 5 & under must be accompanied by parent.
NOVEMBER 19th 10-11:00 FAMILY (Birth through Adult) ALL AGES with Natasha (5 & under with adult)
DECEMBER 3rd 10-10:45 AGES 2-5 accompanied by adult(s) with Sarah
DECEMBER 10th AGES 6-9 with Sarah
The HF sisters have a serious love for exploring ways to move, feel, play and communicate . In this autumn workshop they will be facilitating the more uncommon and unique forms of Acro-play, breaking out of traditional L-basing and flyer/ base roles. This class is about showing up for how your body wants to move, and experiencing play time from the creative source. Moving from inspiration, presence and full-hearted giggles. EVERYONE is welcome to come celebrate fall time, this beautiful studio & getting blood to the brain!
It's $35 for 3 hours of fun, or bring a friend and get $5 off.
If this price makes it inaccesible for you, contact us.
This weekend training is Street Yoga's core curriculum. It offers an inspiring and heart-felt introduction to the field of yoga service for youth experiencing life challenges. The densely-packed 14-hour training focuses on a wide-variety of practical, hands-on skills needed to serve youth with yoga and meditation in the real world. Areas for exploration and practice include communicating effectively, maintaining safety in the classroom, promoting healthy boundaries, choosing postures and exercises, handling challenging behaviors and situations, and collaborating with agencies.
$325 after May 26, $290 Early Bird Price. Discount Rates for Groups of 5+
REGISTER & Pay Online http://streetyoga.org/programs-3/trainings/
Saturday May 14th
1:00-3:30p Workshop $30. 3:45-5:00p Alignment Flow $20. $45 for both.
Sign Up Here:
Sign Up on Schedule Page.
MCY will be holding FREE classes Saturday may 7th at 10:30am & Sunday May 8th at 9:00am!
There will also be some ACRO play with Amber & Eric during the weekend!
ACROPEUTICS Workshop w/ Amber & Eric
Sunday April 10th, 11am-2pm
In this workshop we will play with the healing side of acrobatic yoga and build skills to safely be able to lift each other off the ground. Working with aspects of sustainable acrobatics, thai massage, partner stretching, and other healing arts, we will practice a sequence of poses that balance the body and mind. Come learn a combination of inversions, stretches, and transitions, and get an introduction into a flow that links it all together!
$35 - Pre-registration
$40 - At the Door
$5 off for members
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