Workshops & Events

2018 TEACHER TRAINING DETAILS COMING SOON
WE WILL BE OFFERING BOTH A 2018 200-HOUR PROGRAM AND A 2018 300-HOUR PROGRAM.
Taught by Nicole Nichols and Guest Faculty                           Both programs will begin in January, 2018

ttwithborderRepublic of Yoga’s vinyasa based teacher training is a Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered program that merges the ABC’s of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and philosophy with Tibetan Buddhist principles. It is not only for those who aspire to be tomorrow’s great yoga teachers, but for those who aspire to deepen their knowledge and learn the what, how, and why of Hatha Yoga beyond the physical practice, and those who aspire to lead happy, balanced and integrated lives.

Are you interested in taking your yoga teaching to the next level by deepening your knowledge of the Yoga Sutra and Hatha Yoga Pradipika; learning the subtle body and how yoga really works, beyond the physical practice? Do you want to hone your teaching and sequencing crafts; perfect your skills with masterful assists, therapeutics & restoratives and learn anatomy that relates directly to asana practice? Do you want to learn eloquent Sanskrit chanting & Kirtan, moral psychology and ethics, and meditation practices that will help you unlock your blocks to find steadiness and joy so you may guide others there as well? If so, plan to join us for the Republic of Yoga 300-Hour Advanced Teacher Training.
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IMAGINAL REMEMBERING
with Daphne Dodson         Sunday, August 20 1:00-3:30pm

Daphne Headshot for book Do you ever wonder why people remember shared past events differently? Have you ever been astonished by a memory that suddenly appears with vivid detail in your mind’s eye? Rather than
accepting memories as fixed reruns of prior life experiences, join Daphne Dodson for an experiential workshop that will encourage you to open yourself to the notion that memories are imagistic
expressions of the psyche that can offer great insight.

In this workshop, you will:
• Learn the theory behind approaching our memories as images that influence and are influenced by the past, present, and future selves.
• Flow through an asana practice designed to engage the embodied self, wherein we will listen for the wisdom of the body, distinct from the mind, and how it can reveal vital memories and their
effects upon us.
• Settle into a brief, guided meditation that will invite a memory seeking to be engaged as an animate and autonomous image.
• Witness an imaginal remembering session wherein one participant’s memory-image will be met with curiosity and openness
to accept its potential gifts of transformation and healing.
There will be time for Q & A. Please bring a notebook and a pen. Open to all. $40

Daphne Dodson, PhD, is the author of Imaginal Remembering: Our Soul’s Journey Through Memory and Imagination. She is a
research psychologist, published author, and teacher (of yoga and memoir writing). Copies of her new book will be available at this event, and she will be happy to sign it for you!
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THE BHAGAVAD GITA: LESSONS FOR LIFE & YOGA PRACTICE
with Hollie Sue Mann                             Sunday, September 10    1:30-4:30pm

Hollie 2017Yoga teacher and professor of ancient philosophy Hollie Sue Mann returns to offer a very unique workshop on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, and their relevance in daily life as well as to your yoga practice. This class gives students a basic understanding of the core lessons from this fundamental yogic text—duty, discipline, time, and surrender—so that they can go deeper into the study and practice of yoga and begin to cultivate an appreciation for the ancient literature that animates much of yoga today. Make connections between past and present, East and West, and self and teacher in this special offering.

This will be a three-hour class, with the first half consisting of lecture and discussion, and the second half asana practice. Reading the Bhagavad Gita in advance is encouraged but not required. Open to all. $45
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THE FOUR INFINITE THOUGHTS
with Nicole Nichols                           Saturday, September 16    2:30-4:30pm

Unconditional-LoveImagine how wonderful it would be if we lived in a world where all beings were happy, free from sickness and suffering, and could rejoice in the success and happiness of others, free from bias or prejudice. This is in fact the recipe for maintaining our serenity of mind, as found in Patanjali’s yoga sutra 1:33. Sounds great, but how do we get there? The Four Infinite Thoughts are: love, compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. Come discover their power, and the freedom they can bring from mental afflictions.

Join Nicole Nichols for a unique hip opening and forward bending asana practice interwoven with guided meditations and an exploration of this most practical and invaluable advice for everyday life. If you have ever struggled with debilitating and isolating feelings like jealousy, apathy, a bitter competitive attitude that alienates friends and collaborators, bias or judgement of others, or an inability to forgive, this simple sutra can unlock a new perspective.

All are welcome. Please bring a notebook. $35
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FREEDOM TO FALL
with Alisha Nissenfeld                      Sunday, September 24    1:30-3:30pm

tumblr_marmewSdkO1qb30dwo1_500As we transition into Fall, we are reminded to pause and celebrate what has been achieved. We’ve spent the last season blossoming, harvesting, and celebrating the abundance of creation, our own ecstatic expression, big flavors, and our joyous community. We’ve felt the sunlight in the form of heat and formed connections with playful yet intelligent truth. Now is the time to reflect on that growth and make time and space to align our intentions and actions with the energy of the Autumnal Equinox.

Join Alisha Nissenfeld MSW, E-RYT 200, on a journey of self expression and personal exploration through Freedom to Fall. This practice involves a deep reverence for opposites, unity, and completion and will leave you feeling empowered to move into fall with joy and freedom.

In this workshop, you’ll be asked to observe the relationship between the outer expression of your poses and your own inner journey. With well balanced solar and lunar sequences, you’ll be guided through a conscious and logical understanding of your experience and asked to dive deeper still, to discover what is perhaps unconscious maybe unknown to you. You will be working with both active and passive expressions of poses, and will be guided through pranayama, asana, and meditation practices that will ignite your inner fire, while stabilizing and grounding for a sense of balance and completion. By moving beyond mental, physical, and emotional blockages, you will be given the opportunity to greet Fall with a clear mind, open heart, and grounded and relaxed body. $35

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PARTNER YOGA
with Micha Federico and Miriam Anderson     Saturday, October 21    2:00-4:30pm

partneryogaPartner Yoga is a healing art that teaches the fundamental value of joining and sharing with others. It is with this practice that we can become more authentic and empowered through our willingness to open and connect with the world around us.

Allow experienced teachers Micha Federico and Miriam Anderson to guide you through a sequence of poses which will offer a deeply supported stretch and balance. Individuals will use body mechanics and alignment to create stable and balanced poses as a team, all while enhancing the friendship, trust, and gratitude you share with your partner. Inviting a partner into your practice and building poses together can help you move beyond self-limiting ideas about what you can or cannot do.

This workshop is fun for all, previous Yoga experience is not required! Invite a friend to explore this dynamic class for a creative, fun and challenging experience where confidence will be the lasting effect. Class size is limited–please register early. $35 per individual.

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YOGA FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
with Keri Marino                                Saturday, November 4     1:30-4:00pm

anxietyanddepressionDepression and Anxiety affect some 350 million people around the world. Yoga offers many tools and resources that may help you to work with depression and anxiety to decrease the suffering related to it.

Join Keri Marino and explore methods of practice that you can easily do at home or integrate in your daily life. Whether interested in learning more for yourself or for someone you love, come prepared to study pranayama, mindfulness, meditation, asana (postures) and philosophy. $40

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