workshops & events

Fall Equinox Mala Making with Ray Ilyse
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Fall Equinox Mala Making with Ray Ilyse

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The Mala was originally created in India over 3000 years ago and has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. Mala is a term Sanskrit meaning “meditation garland”. The Mala is a string of 108 beads. The 109th bead is called a guru bead and symbolizes gratitude and connection to the divine. Originally, malas were used for a style of meditation known as Japa, which means “to recite”.

$108:Pricing includes all supplies, group seated meditation, and an incredible unique experience.

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Spring into Summer! Yoga at The Eddy - 108 Sun Salutations - Benefit for Urban Lotus Project
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Spring into Summer! Yoga at The Eddy - 108 Sun Salutations - Benefit for Urban Lotus Project

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Spring into Summer with

108 Sun Salutations!

9:30am, Saturday, June 1st

at The Eddy on the River 16 S. Sierra St. Reno

With Heidi Michelle (of Midtown Community Yoga) Amber Campion (of The Studio Reno) and Rachel McIntyre (of Temple Yoga)

Benefit for Urban Lotus Project

$10 Minimum Donation per Person

Bring: Yoga mat, layers for warmth, water bottle & your Springtime Joy!


Come celebrate the season of renewal with some of our city’s finest teachers as they guide us through 108 Sun Salutations at The Eddy on the River. Spring is a time of new life, new awareness, new boldness and new beginnings. 
Why 108? We build heat (tapas) to cleanse, detoxify and prepare our bodies for the upcoming months. 108 is a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism and yogic tradition.
• Sanskrit alphabet has 54 letters. Each letter has a masculine (Shiva) and feminine (Shakti) energy 54 X 2 = 108
• There are 108 beads in the mala for meditation & concentration of mantra.
• Desires. There are said to be 108 earthly desires in mortals.
• Time. It is said we have 108 feelings. 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.
• Astrology. There are 12 constellations and 9 arc segments. There are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 X 9 = 108
• The diameter of the sun is 108 times the earth.

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Living the Yamas with Heidi Michelle
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Living the Yamas with Heidi Michelle

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Living the Yamas with Heidi Michelle

The Yoga of Relationship
Tuesday, May 7 || 7pm-8:30pm || $10/person


An in-depth study of one branch of the 8-limbed path of Yoga, the Yamas. The Yamas are the “code of ethics," or “spiritual suggestions,” of the yogi. Some call the Yamas the Yoga of Relationship as they give us age-old guidelines on how to live a virtuous and meaningful life. Come listen, explore, discuss and contemplate how the modern yogi embraces these practices and how we can best live in integrity with ourselves, with others and with the world around us. No asana, discussion is always optional. Bring: journal / notebook and pen. 

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PLAYSHOP with LILY!
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

PLAYSHOP with LILY!

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Lily is home for just a few days in between snowboarding in Japan and surfing in Alaska & she’s teaching a playshop! A play on the traditional yoga “workshop” :: this isn’t about working but about playing with functional movements for a happier, more joyful body experience. She’ll share what she’s been loving and learning - core connection, open hands & feet, neutral pelvis and soft neck. This class will ask what you’re interested in and will end with body scans (similar to Yoga Nidra mediations) and tea time. Pay what you can and enjoy this sunset springtime playshop. 

REGISTER HERE $40 to reserve your spot.

BRING CASH to event if paying less than $40 :)

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ASHTANGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP with DAVID GARRIGUES
Apr
12
to Apr 14

ASHTANGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP with DAVID GARRIGUES

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ASHTANGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP with DAVID GARRIGUES

Reno, Nevada

April 12-14, 2019

*** ALL LEVELS WELCOME ***

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in Ashtanga with a motivation to learn. David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice. In weekend workshop’s, he offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice that help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.

*** ABOUT DAVID ***
David Garrigues is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David met Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and over the next 16 years he traveled to Mysore India to study with the great yoga master. In 1996 Pattabhi Jois granted David a teaching certificate. As an Ashtanga Ambassador he bases his teachings on the idea that ‘ANYONE CAN TAKE PRACTICE’, a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David’s mission is to help others flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga.

In his workshops David offers a combination both traditional counted vinyasa led classes and clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail. These important classes feature more verbal instruction; they give students a chance to slow things down, see new ways to orient during practice, get explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice, and understand the Ashtanga method in greater, more subtle detail. Mysore, chanting and kirtan classes are also frequently included in a workshop. During the weekend David weaves together studies of asana, pranayama, bandhas, vinyasa, chanting, bhakti yoga, yoga sutra’s and other elements to help develop Ashtanga Vidya (knowledge).

*** SCHEDULE  OVERVIEW***

FRIDAY

6:00pm-7:30pm

ASHTANGA’S DYNAMIC VINYASA DIMENSION THROUGH SURYA NAMASKARA

SATURDAY

9am-10:15am: EXTRACTING STRENGTH THROUGH STANDING POSTURES

10:15-11:30am: LEARNING HIP INTELLIGENCE THROUGH SEATED POSTURES AND INVERSIONS

1 hour Break

12:30-2:00pm:  PRECISION, PURIFICATION, AND PRANAYAMA

SUNDAY

9:00-11:30am: MYSORE Sessions

Noon YOGA SUTRAS TALK ON BOOK 1, SUTRA 20

 

***FULL WEEKEND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION***

FRIDAY

6:00-7:30PM

ASHTANGA’S DYNAMIC VINYASA DIMENSION THROUGH SURYA NAMASKARA

This asana class will focus on how proper vinyasa knowledge extends beyond memorizing the number of positions of the asana; you are also meant to know the vinyasa positions dynamically within your body.  There is a great art to understanding the subtle progressions of movement that bring you into and out of each asana, exploring this refinement is what brings you into readiness, poise, beauty and alignment in your postures.  We'll look at how such vinyasa knowledge helps you understand how to refine your awareness and to learn to see the practice as chiefly dhyana, meditation.


SATURDAY

9:00-10:15

EXTRACTING STRENGTH THROUGH STANDING POSTURES

In this class we’ll explore how the cultivating a combination of dynamism and stability in the standing postures provides you a perfect means of entrance into the internal practice of Ashtanga Yoga. We’ll explore the importance of using the feet, legs, and hips to create strength, stamina and concentration. Better understand how the standing postures are an essential key to building a strong asana foundation. Learn to better access to mula and uddhyana bandhas (locks), see how the grounded support of the lower body can awaken the breath and the spine and lead the way to steady gazing (dristi) and to dynamic meditation (dhyana).

10:15-11:30

LEARNING HIP INTELLIGENCE THROUGH SEATED POSTURES

In this class David will teach skillful ways to open up your hips safely. There is an integrated thinking process about the action in the hip joint and the transfer of energy through the leg from the hip to the foot that you want to draw from in your approach to opening your hips. You learn to call on the frog like circular action of external rotation, to explore animal like movements that show you the playful and practical possibilities of what your hips can do, and thus you begin to safely reclaim and to discover the natural range of motion of your hip joints without straining your knee or ankle joints.

1 HOUR BREAK

12:30-2:00

PRECISION, PURIFICATION AND PRANAYAMA

This class is devoted to pranayama, chanting, and discussion of the central role breathing plays in attaining success in practice. This class will utilize breathing exercises, retention, and discussion, to help you better centralize your awareness on breath during practice.
We’ll study how to use breathing to build powerful strength in your asanas and to effect nadi shodana, purification of the pranic channels. Prana Vidya, knowledge of prana, helps you to progress towards subtlety as you concentrate your mind and better direct the power of the internalized prana. We’ll discuss how cleansing is not limited to the tapas that you create during practice, but rather how purification is a central theme that encompasses all aspects of your life. We’ll explore how to access awareness of your more subtle energy channels through breathing and how to better direct this energy both on and off the mat.

SUNDAY

9:30-11:00

MYSORE

Mysore class provides the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of the practice. Each student will receive valuable one to one guidance from David on developing his/her personal practice.  The student will develop skill in applying the practice techniques in ways that are logical, challenging, intelligent and fun. David focuses on learning how to follow the Ashtanga system and at the same time creating a practice that honors individuality, versatility and creativity.

11:00-Noon

YOGA SUTRAS TALK ON BOOK 1, SUTRA 20

Study of the Yoga Sutras offers key insights on how to better work with your mind in your daily asana practice. David will give a talk on book 1, sutra 20; this is one of the most famous sutras in Patanjali’s, Yoga Sutras, and talks about the 5 qualities to cultivate for progress in practice. 

Sraddha—FAITH
Virya——ENERGY/STRENGTH
Smrti——MEMORY
Samadhi—MEDITATION
Prajna—AWAKENING OF WISDOM OR INSIGHT

This unique combination of qualities are meant to be cultivated and are the gifts of your practice. They can be thought of as 5 jars that you want to fill and keep filling.  David will discuss each one of these powerhouse words in this 1 hour talk.

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Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training
Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

NEW 200Hour Certification begins FEBRUARY 22nd, 2019!!

NEW 200Hour Certification begins FEBRUARY 22nd, 2019!!

Deepen your practice and learn to teach yoga, using the traditional lineage of Ashtanga Yoga in this 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification.

Study Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Tristhana Method, Yoga Sutras, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Safe Assists and Adjustments.

7 WEEKENDS at Midtown Community Yoga STARTING February 22-24

Email ceezeecurry@gmail.com for registration and information.

$2000 total commitment can be paid in full

OR  pay $500 Deposit, and set up a payment plan with Carol

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Mind Mapping with Heidi Michelle
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Mind Mapping with Heidi Michelle

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Mind-Mapping is a process Heidi Michelle has been guiding for decades in which we get our conscious mind out of the way, deeply envision our ideal year ahead, and playfully and non-linearly “map” out what it will take manifest our desires. It’s powerful. It’s personal. Nothing will be shared. Intentions, goals and dreams are realized because our actions, words and deeds are subconsciously in alignment with our highest selves.


DATE: Tuesday, January 29th

TIME: 7-8:30pm

LOCATION: Midtown Community Yoga 600-A South Virginia St. - Entrance around the corner on Moran St. 

BRING: Colored pens, markers or pencils (Some to share if you have them. An assortment of colors is best), poster board (as large as you’d like) and an Open Mind. 

SUPPLIED: We will have poster board for an additional $2 at the door.

REGISTER HERE


PLEASE ARRIVE 15-20 MINUTES EARLY TO GET SETTLED

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Mala Making with Ray Ilyse
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Mala Making with Ray Ilyse

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Mala Making Workshop with Ray Ilyse 
Saturday December 1st : 12-3pm (possibly may go over a smidge)
with Midtown Community Yoga

The Mala was originally created in India over 3000 years ago and has roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. Mala is a term Sanskrit meaning “meditation garland”. The Mala is a string of 108 beads. The 109th bead is called a guru bead and symbolizes gratitude and connection to the divine. Originally, malas were used for a style of meditation known as Japa, which means “to recite”.
$108:Pricing includes all supplies, group seated meditation, and an incredible unique experience.

We will be using Genuine Raw Crystal Beads 

Pre-Registration required :) Max 10-15 students

Mala Workshop: $108/Person 
Early Bird Pricing : Save 10% if pre paid by 11.22

3 Hours: Includes all Supplies, seated meditation, and intention setting.

Register Here

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MIDTOWN BASICS:  Yoga for Beginners
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

MIDTOWN BASICS: Yoga for Beginners

A Beginner’s Introduction to the Different Styles of Yoga Offered at Midtown

4 Wednesdays 6-7:15pm

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Interested in Yoga, but confused where to start? Join owner, teacher and student, Ellie, in this 4 week series designed to give you the foundations you will need to get your yoga practice started. You’ll leave the series armed with knowledge and experience in basic postures (asanas), linking breath per movement (vinyasa), and using props to make safe modifications for your body. This semi-private group setting allows for plenty of individual attention and opportunity to ask questions. We’ll go over the different styles and sequencing of practices we offer here at Midtown, so that you can feel comfortable and confident choosing a yoga class that works for you.

4 Wednesdays: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, & 12/19. 6-7:15pm.

$88 commitment. Space is limited to 6 students.

Register Here

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MIDTOWN BASICS: Yoga for Beginners with Ellie
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

MIDTOWN BASICS: Yoga for Beginners with Ellie

Interested in yoga, but confused where to start? Join owner, teacher, and yoga student, Ellie, for 4 weeks of yoga basics, introducing you to the fundamental principles of a yoga class and giving you information on what to expect from the different styles of yoga that we offer here at Midtown. This semi-private group instruction will get you all caught up on the foundations of yoga, including basic postures (asana), moving with the breath (vinyasa), and how to use our props to make safe modifications for your body. You’ll leave the series armed with knowledge and experience to choose which styles and practices you want to explore, with confidence to be comfortable in class.

4 Tuesdays: 10/15, 10/23, 10/30, & 11/6 — 7:00-8:15pm

$88 Commitment. Limited to 6 students.

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Ashtanga Yoga In Depth Study and Teacher Training Fall 2018
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Ashtanga Yoga In Depth Study and Teacher Training Fall 2018

Deepen your practice and learn to teach yoga, using the traditional lineage of Ashtanga Yoga in this 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification.

7 WEEKENDS

10/12-10/14  |  10/26-10/28

11/2-11/4  |  11/16-11/18

11/30-12/2  |  12/14-12/16

1/11-1/13

Study Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Tristhana Method, Yoga Sutras, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Safe Assists and Adjustments.

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Carol has been dedicated to the practice and study of Ashtanga Yoga for many years, learning from founding teachers, including Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, and she recently returned to Reno from India, where she studied with Saraswathi Jois. She continues to study extensively with her teacher Tim Miller at Ashtanga Yoga Center, Encinitas and has completed in depth trainings with Tim in each of the Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Carol leads the Ashtanga program here at MCY, teaching Mysore Classes weekday mornings, and led classes during the week.

$2000 total commitment can be paid in full:

OR  pay $500 Deposit, and set up a payment plan with Carol

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Taylor Hunt Weekend in Reno
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Taylor Hunt Weekend in Reno

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Taylor Hunt is an authorized level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher from KPJAYI. He is dedicated to sharing the transformative and healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the world. He is also the author of A Way From Darkness and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction.

$250 for Full Weekend. $55 per Class.

Friday night 5:30-7:30 ~ Philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga & Mysore Style

Saturday 9-11am ~ Led Primary

Saturday afternoon 1-3pm ~ Functional Anatomy

Sunday morning 9-11am ~ Mysore Style Class

Sunday afternoon 1-3pm ~ Sutra Study for Modern Living

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Beginner Mysore Ashtanga Yoga:  NEW STUDENT SESSIONS
Apr
8
to Sep 7

Beginner Mysore Ashtanga Yoga: NEW STUDENT SESSIONS

NEXT SESSION BEGINS Tuesday 5/1

PHILOSOPHY 5/5 & 5/19 @7am

Monthly Beginner Sessions in Mysore Ashtanga Yoga

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Learn more about this traditional lineage, and establish a practice in Ashtanga Yoga with Carol Curry.   

Beginners to Mysore Style Ashtanga start the 1st of each month.  These Introductory sessions will  include individual instruction in the Mysore Room, which is open to you Monday through Friday  5:30-8:00am, and 2 philosophy discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 7am.  You will learn about the history and the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga and many other topics including: pranayama (breath control), bandhas (energy locks) and other subtleties to deepen your knowledge and experience.  Students will come to early morning practices with Carol to learn sequencing and postures individually, progressing as you're ready, growing at your own pace.  With special attention to basics, these beginner sessions are a great way to prepare you to integrate into the Mysore Room.  Regardless of your level or experience, Carol will meet you right where you are.  You will learn to practice at your own pace, moving with your own breath, while learning the Tristhana method, becoming fully integrated and established as an Ashtanga Practitioner.

Practice will be about 30 minutes to start and expand to as long as an 90 minutes with experience.

$150 commitment includes one month of unlimited yoga at Midtown, with specialized beginner instruction, TWO Philosophy Sessions, and lots of personal attention.

www.carolzcurry.com

The Mysore Room is open Monday through Friday 5-:30-8am  Still have questions? This traditional method can be confusing at first so please don't hesitate to call or email Carol directly. She is happy to provide more information and answer any questions you may have. om shanti

775-250-2322      ceezeecurry@gmail.com 

 

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Community Love Immersion
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Community Love Immersion

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March 3rd Saturday, from 4-6pm $25

Join Sarah Hannala for a 2-hour immersion in love and community. With yoga translating to union; we will practice coming together as vulnerable humans, as well as tying together the loose strands of the mind. We will break down the walls surrounding our hearts and open ourselves up to a space of surrender through pranayama, meditational movement and expressions of love. We come together, in order to find ourselves.

www.sarahhannala.com

Purchase Pass Here:

https://communityyoga.tulasoftware.com/external_form?e=3883473&m=Buy+a+pass+for+Community+Love+Immersion

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Ashtanga Yoga In Depth Study and Teacher Training. SPRING 2018 200hr Certification
Feb
9
to May 6

Ashtanga Yoga In Depth Study and Teacher Training. SPRING 2018 200hr Certification

FALL TRAINING STARTS IN AUGUST

 


 

ASHTANGA YOGA IN DEPTH STUDY  

200Hr Teacher Certification

 

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February 9, 10, 11 ~ February 23, 24, 25 ~ March 9, 10, 11 ~ March 23, 24, 25 ~ April 6, 7, 8 ~ April 20, 21, 22 ~ May 4, 5, 6 ~ 

Get more information by emailing Carol directly at ceezeecurry@gmail.com

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$2000 Commitment.  $500 Deposit due at registration.  

LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP

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Happy Minds Yoga Party: 108 Sun Salutes to Support Mental Health
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Minds Yoga Party: 108 Sun Salutes to Support Mental Health

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This Saturday February 3rd
HAPPY MINDS YOGA PARTY!
3pm - 6:30pm

Community Yogi and Right at Om Yoga present...
Happy Minds Yoga Party!
an event to benefit NAMI
(the National Alliance on Mental Illness)
 
• Make new friends while sampling tea from Sol Kava Bar!
• Create your own beaded Mala to jumpstart your meditation practice!
• Learn about mindfulness from healer and speaker Leigh Hurst!
• Experience the benefits of yoga for mental illness in a yoga class for beginners!  Class taught by experienced teacher of yoga for mental health - Jennifer Duvall.

Learn More Here

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THRIVE YOGA for Breast or Gynecological Cancer Survivors
Jan
3
to Apr 25

THRIVE YOGA for Breast or Gynecological Cancer Survivors

FREE CLASSES for Breast or Gynecological Cancer Survivors. Sponsored by Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run!

FREE CLASSES for Breast or Gynecological Cancer Survivors. Sponsored by Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run!

Wednesday, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st! From 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm.

Designed by a breast cancer survivor to be therapeutic to the needs of the student currently going through treatment or in recovery. This gentle yoga class will stimulate muscles, increase blood flow, balance the glands and enhance the lymphatic flow in the body. Resulting in enhancing your body’s internal purification process and helping to relieve tension and anxiety. You will feel a sense of well being after each class. Please call Susan @775-772-3892.

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Arm Balances & Inversions with KIM.  Sunday Mornings at 11.
Nov
5
to Dec 3

Arm Balances & Inversions with KIM. Sunday Mornings at 11.

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.


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