Workshops

YIN YOGA: DIVE DEEPER INTO THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE PRACTICE
with Ronen Divon                            Saturday, April 29th     2:30-4:30pm

yinyoga2Intended for experienced yogis and instructors, as well as curious participants, new to the practice of Yin Yoga, this 2-hour workshop, join Ronen Divon and explore several aspects not covered during the weekly class.

Asanas will include some familiar poses, and some we rarely practice. Attention will be given to the subtle elements of energy flow, and how the body reacts when placed on the edge of tension.

“Consider your will and your body as two dancers, moving in total unison. Too many beginning, and even experienced yoga students, make their yoga into a wrestling match—the mind contending with the body, forcing it into postures that the body is resisting. Yoga is a dance, not a wrestling match.” -Bernie Clark, author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga.

The workshop will include use of props including sand bags, belts, bolsters and eye-pillows. Asanas will be held for 3 to 6 minutes, using very little muscular effort. You may feel quite relaxed and heavy after the workshop.

No previous knowledge of Yin yoga is required. All levels are welcome. If you have practiced Yin Yoga with Ronen before, this is an opportunity to expand your practice! $35

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HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE
with Alisha Nissenfeld                       Sunday, April 30th    1:30-3:30pm

developpracticeWhether you are new to yoga, or have been practicing for years, join Alisha Nissenfeld on a journey to develop or advance your yoga practice either in classes or at home, and learn how to redirect energy of everyday life to look inward.

In this 2-hour workshop you will:

Learn how to honestly and truthfully listen to the teacher within and feel what you need. Through the practice of Self-Love, you will be taught how to intelligently create a practice that progresses over time.
Learn how to safely and confidently give yourself enhancements/assists to find space and length.
Learn how to begin or fine-tune a meditation practice through the direct path of The Koshas or “Sheaths” of meditation: Physical Body, Breath Body, Mind Body, Wisdom, and Bliss Body.

Come with an open mind, and leave feeling like you have the tools necessary to deepen your practice, both on and off the mat, at home, or in studio classes. All are welcome! $35

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KIRTAN
with Noelle Whittington                    Saturday, May 6th     7:00-8:30pm

unnamedNarayani Noelle Whittington returns to Republic of Yoga with special guests Keegan White on vocals, Vikram Verma on tabla and Courtney Long on upright bass, for a music meditation called Kirtan! While Kirtan has its roots in ancient traditions, it has evolved into an opportunity to free your voice while applying your personal intention.

Kirtan is a practice to heal the heart–no musical experience or talent is necessary, and anyone can participate! It’s your choice to sing along, or simply to listen. You can sit, stand, or dance! $20

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SLOW TRIBAL FLOW
with Noelle Whittington                    Sunday, May 7th     1:30-3:30pm

12088446_10206983926814163_3659439834754295532_nJoin Narayani Noelle for Slow Tribal Flow Yoga–an all-levels, full-body Vinyasa class. Noelle will guide you through movement set to live tribal drums played by special guest Vikram Verma, and you’ll be invited to move in any way that you feel inspired. The class will begin and end with mantra meditation with the harmonium, and will conclude with an extended savasana with live music and gentle Thai Yoga assists for deep relaxation. WOW!

All are welcome to explore this movement experience. $35

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ROY KARMA KREW: MIRACLE LEAGUE
with Micha Federico                          Saturday, May 13th    10:45am-12:45pm

miracleleague2Join Micha Federico and the ROY Karma Krew for an evening of service and fun as we support a group of incredible teens as they participate in America’s favorite pastime. Miracle League is an organization that creates positive life experiences for children and adults with special needs and for their families through baseball. By giving only a few hours of your time, you and your friends age 12 and older (all must register on MBO) will make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, and also grow as a person. Everyone deserves to experience joy and community through baseball!

Adams Elementary School – 805 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary (across from Cary Towne Center Mall)

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MAMASTAY: A MOTHER/DAUGHTER PRACTICE
with Prarna Desai                                  Saturday, May 13th    2:30pm-4:00pm

motherdaughterMoms and tween/teen daughters: This Mother’s Day Weekend, join Prarna Desai, yogini and mother to three beautiful children, as we honor the mother/daughter bond with a a special all-levels, slow, jammy, balancing yoga practice with special mother-daughter partner poses to celebrate your connection. Feel like goddesses as we wind down the practice with rejuvenating restorative yoga and a heartfelt guided meditation and end with an extended savasana with live music and aromatherapy assists to leave you feeling rejuvenated and cared for. $35 for the pair ($17.50 ea). Additional daughters may join for $10 ea, just give us a call to reserve an extra spot at the discounted price. Feel the love!

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INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Karen Gibbons                           Sunday, May 14th    12:00-1:15pm

SPIRITUALWARRIORNew to yoga and not sure where to begin? Look no further–we’ll start by gaining a basic understanding of what yoga is; then add a simple introduction of poses, with basic alignment and breath awareness that will prepare you to embark on a regular yoga practice. 75 minutes. FREE to new students! *PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited to 10 students, and for that reason it is open to first-time students only.

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CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
with Nicole Nichols and Alisha Nissenfeld        Tuesday, May 16th     5:45-7:15pm

alishaandgongThis special class features chanting, meditation, and a slow-flow vinyasa practice, culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha Nissenfeld.

Of all the instruments used in sound healing, the Gong is perhaps the most powerful, and the most mysterious. Gong Meditations, also called Gong Baths, are deeply nourishing and restorative. Through the intense vibrations of the sound, the body and mind are able to relax and surrender to the healing energies of the Gong. The Gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body, allowing students to experience deep healing on all levels of being as vibrations pass over and through them–leaving them feeling balanced, peaceful, and light.

During this healing and rejuvenating experience, students will relax comfortably with bolsters and blankets. No water is used in a gong bath; just enjoy the experience of vibrations washing over you! Aaahhh…

Regular class pricing applies. We recommend that you reserve your spot in advance.

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FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL: JIVAMUKTI MASTER CLASS
with Jessica Stickler                             Friday, May 19th    5:45-7:15pm

Come enjoy this Friday Night Special, with guest teacher Jessica Stickler, one of the senior teachers of the world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga method.

Jivamukti Yoga combines dynamic yoga asana with meditation, philosophy, compassionate living, and music! Integrate all of the components of classical yoga practices in a challenging, fun, uplifting practice. The theme of the class will be based on the Jivamukti Focus of the Month. The practice is open to all levels of experience and familiarity with Jivamukti. Regular class pricing applies.

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ANATOMY OF FREEDOM: FREE YOUR SHOULDERS
with Jessica Stickler          Saturday, May 20th    2:30-4:30pm

shoulderopeningGot tight Shoulders? Join Jessica Stickler for a workshop that offers an integrated vinyasa practice along with some embodied anatomy. We will look at the role of the shoulders in common yoga poses–in particular, twists and binds. Whether you have difficulty or ease with these poses, come discover how understanding the mechanics of the body heightens our experience of asana practice. Expect a full, deep, sweaty Jivamukti-style yoga practice intermixed with anatomical information and some practical exercises to free your shoulders! $35

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HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA: THE PRACTICE OF UNITING THE SELF
with Jessica Stickler                          Sunday, May 21st    10:30am-1:00pm

Jessica Stickler returns to Republic of Yoga to offer This workshop based on the Sanskrit text “Hatha Yoga Pradipika,” one of the pivotal historic texts on the subject of yoga. The text is a compilation of meditation, pranayama, and yoga asana postures. This workshop will combine a Jivamukti-style flow to warm up the body — then we will experience the specific asanas, mudras, kriyas designated in this medieval text. This will be a very unique experience. All are welcome! $40

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OPENING THE HEART OF BACK BENDING
with Jessica Stickler                          Sunday, May 21st    1:30pm-3:30pm

backbendingEnergize your love of back bends! Join Jessica Stickler for this workshop that combines a vinyasa flow along with some shoulder and hip openers to make back bending more accessible! Back bending often requires us to challenge ourselves to be vulnerable, but empowers us to be courageous when faced with the fear of the unknown, and fearless in our love for others. $35

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7-DAY HEALTHY BODY WHOLE FOOD CLEANSE
with Alisha Nissenfeld & Kelly Guess      Begins Saturday, June 3rd    2:30-4:30pm

cleanse2Join the ROY community from June 3rd-10th as we prepare for, and celebrate the bounty of Summer with The 7 Day- Healthy Body Whole Food Cleanse. Flood your body with high quality, nutrient-dense foods to create optimal heath while dialing down inflammation caused by low-nutrient processed foods.

Pair this with detoxifying yoga and pranayama bookending the start and finish of the week, and you feel the strength of renewed energy and vitality. Offered by Alisha Nissenfeld 200 E-RYT, MSW and Kelly Guess RD, LDN, you will be supported and guided in our week long program with 2 Saturday workshops, a private online support group, and a cleanse guide (including a meal plan, shopping list and recipes). Whether you’re looking to create a new healthy meal pattern, kick start a weight loss program, take steps to reclaim your health or identify a food sensitivity, this cleanse is for you!

Please note: the yoga portion is mindfully designed for all levels! $108

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2017: 38-HR YOGA IMMERSION
with Nicole Nichols                           June 9-11,   July 14-16

Summer School is in Session at Republic of Yoga!

Are you curious about our 5-star rated Teacher Training program, and/or looking for a way to deepen your knowledge and practice of yoga, but don’t necessarily want to be a yoga teacher or have time to make a 10-month commitment? Join Nicole Nichols and special guest faculty for a 38-hour mini-training, and immerse yourself in 2 weekends of intensive study and practice!

This exciting course includes:
• Daily asana practice
• Meditation
• Mantra
• An introduction to Yogic and Buddhist Philosophy
• Restorative Yoga
• Map of the Subtle Body; Chakras, Channels, Prana
• An introduction to Bhakti Yoga including Sanskrit and traditional mantras for daily use.

Required Reading:
• The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (Commentary by Swami Satchitananda)
• Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
• The Art of Vinyasa: Awakening Body and Mind through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga by Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
• The Compassionate Life by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

To learn more, come to a free information session on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30pm or Saturday May 13 at 1:30pm.

Space is limited–don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Dates: June 9-11, July 14-16
Friday 6:15-9:15pm
Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm

*There will be a 1-hour break for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.
Investment: $625 through May 15; $675 thereafter.

If you are registered with Yoga Alliance, you may receive up to 30 Continuing Education Units for this course.

In the event of cancellation, the following policies apply: 31 days or more prior to the start of the course-payment will be refunded in full. 15-30 days prior to the course-payments are refundable, less a 30% administration fee. 14 days or less prior to the course-payments are not refundable, and are transferable (less a 30% administrative fee) to another event or workshop at Republic of Yoga. Withdrawals from active events will result in the loss of all fees paid. Active withdrawal applies to any cancellation made within 48 hours of the event/workshop start time, or once the course has commenced.

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HOT, HIP & HOLY
with Nicole Nichols                           Saturday, June 17th    2:30-4:30pm

hothipholyTapah-swadhyaya-Ishvara-pranidhanani kriya-yogah

“You must be fueled by a burning desire to continuously study the Self, which is only available in the present moment, and to devote yourself wholly to this effort – these are the actions to be taken to attain Yoga.” -Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2:1

Welcome Summer with Nicole Nichols and shake off your funk through a practice that gets body, mind and spirit moving with hip openers, heart openers and inversions, set to a soundtrack of conscious hip hop beats. This workshop is based on Patanjali’s 3-step method for liberation–the music is new, but the practices are ancient. This is a yoga class with a serious passion for life, designed to get you out of your “stuff,” and back into your groove. All levels welcome. $35

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