Workshops, Special Classes & Events

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 5-STAR RATED 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2019
with Nicole Nichols & guest faculty             Begins Friday, January 25, 2019

Republic of Yoga’s vinyasa-based teacher training begins January 25 and offers a balanced and insightful presentation of what Yoga is, how it works, and why it works. This unique, immersive learning experience is taught by Nicole Nichols, studio founder & Director and special guest faculty including Julee Snyder, Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke, Dani Leah Strauss and other practitioners with a broad variety of experience. Curriculum is focused on learning to teach yoga, the subtle body (chakras, channels and pranas), anatomy and physiology specific to Hatha yoga, yoga assists, restorative yoga, asana sequencing, traditional yoga philosophy, mantra, Sanskrit and meditation to make this course a comprehensive and transformative experience, inside and out.

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200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2019 FREE INFORMATION SESSION
with Nicole Nichols                                               Saturday, January 19        4:30-5:30pm

Please note: Teacher Training class size is limited and is filling up. Don’t miss out – attend this free session and apply soon.

Republic of Yoga’s 5-star rated vinyasa based teacher training begins January 25. It is a Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour program that merges the fundamentals of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and philosophy with Tibetan Buddhist principles. Our program is designed to immerse you in the study of yoga while enriching your practice and providing the tools needed to teach safe and creative yoga classes, including a range of techniques from basic to gentle to more challenging sequences. It is for those who aspire to deepen their knowledge of Hatha Yoga and learn not only what it is, but also how and why the practice is valuable beyond the physical experience of asana, and how it can contribute to happy, balanced and integrated lives. Curriculum is focused on learning to teach yoga, the subtle body (chakras, channels and pranas), anatomy and physiology specific to Hatha yoga, yoga assists, restorative yoga, asana sequencing, traditional yoga philosophy, mantra, Sanskrit and meditation to make this course a comprehensive and transformative experience, inside and out. Join Nicole Nichols, studio founder, on Saturday, January 19, 4:30-5:30pm for a free 60-minute information session to discuss the course, with time for Q&A. Free.

Register.Get full details on the 2019 Teacher training program (here).


THE ART OF INVERSION
with Nicole Nichols                                              Saturday, January 19      2:00-4:00pm

Are you wishing you could be one of those yogis who effortlessly floats up into a handstand, but secretly terrified of falling? This workshop is for you! Safely explore the primary inversions—hand stand, forearm stand, head stand, and shoulder stand. Join Nicole nicoles for a practice geared to help you overcome the fear and disorientation that often accompany inversion practice, and start enjoying the benefits of turning your world upside down on purpose–it’s fun! Everyone will have a space to work at the wall; we’ll learn alignment principles and balance and strength-building techniques to develop a steady and joyful inversion practice. All are welcome, especially beginners, and experienced practitioners will learn advanced techniques. $40
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NEW CLASS!! YOGA FOR TEENS & TWEENS
with Teagan Greene                                             Tuesdays 2:00-4:00pm beginning January 22

Finally, a class just for teenagers, taught by someone who understands teenagers better than anyone–another teenager! Join 200-Hr RYT Teagan Green for a weekly class in a non-competitive environment, designed to address and relieve the pressures that many teenagers face today.

Course material will include posture and alignment, measuring the student’s own success, goal
planning, and an environment in which students may recognize where they can grow and where they already thrive. Self-empowerment, positive self-image and body awareness are offered through stress relieving poses and quick stress relieving techniques, to foster self acceptance and compassion.

Meditation and quieting the mind will develop the student’s connection to their own world (social
media isn’t everything!) and bring awareness to the effect their behavior has on others and vice versa.

Designed specifically for ages 11 to 18, the class will focus on self-empowerment and acceptance, goal making, poses that relieve tension in the body from sitting in chairs during school, time to disconnect from the internet and stress relieving techniques that can be used everywhere and anywhere. The age specificity allows tweens and teens their own space in the yoga studio.
60 minutes. $12
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RESTORATIVE YOGA & SINGING BOWL SOUND BATH
with Lisa McCaskill & Dante Baker                  Friday, January 25      6:30-8:00pm

singing bowls Join Lisa McCaskill with special guest Dante Baker, for a Friday night treat–90 minutes of candlelit restorative yoga with a Crystal and Tibetan singing bowl sound bath played throughout the entire practice by Dante. Discover the powerful and healing effects of singing bowls, and experience sounds that will re-harmonize the entire body. Allow the vibrations to soothe the mind, clear any blockages within the body and guide you into the present moment. Aaahh… Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring an eye pillow if desired. All other props will be provided. Open to all! Register early – this class will sell out. $20. Register


RELEASE AND RESTORE!
with Jane Thibodeau                                            Saturday, January 26      2:00-3:30pm

Join Jane Thibodeau for a special class that combines the use of therapeutic massage balls with restorative yoga to relieve tension and soothe the nervous system. This 90-minute session will address areas of chronic pain including hips, neck, shoulders and lower back.
Students will be guided through self myofascial release techniques using various sizes of therapy balls. Each provides a unique size and density to help target different areas of the body and allow for varying pressure to create a personalized self-massage to meet each student’s individual needs.
After working with the therapy balls, students will be guided through a complementary restorative yoga sequence to relax, rest and reset. All levels welcome. No experience with yoga or massage balls needed. All props will be provided. $25. Register

*Note: Tight clothing is recommended for use with massage balls. Space is limited, we encourage you to reserve your spot early.


MEDITATION AND THE WORLD’S SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
with John Grey                                                       Sunday, January 27      12:00-3:00pm

Join yoga teacher and scholar John Grey for an afternoon workshop exploring the ancient practice of meditation as it evolved within Yoga philosophy. This very special 3-hour workshop is designed to help you learn about the use of a number of meditation tools and techniques – not only to reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being, but as a vehicle for self-realization

  • You’ll learn:
    • The what, why, when, where and how of meditation • Meditation tools from    the world’s ancient traditions
    • The physiological benefits of meditation
    • The psychological benefits of meditation
    • Four meditation sessions with an opportunity to share experiences and insightsPlease dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat. Cushions and blankets will also be provided. All are welcome. $50
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FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent                                 Sunday, January 27      12:30-1:45pm

New 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. Register


GENTLE YOGA & GONG BATH
with Prana Desai & Alisha Nissenfeld          Monday, January 28     10:00-11:30am

This special class features chanting, meditation, and a gentle yoga practice co-taught by Prarna Desai and Alisha Nissenfeld, culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha. For this deeply nourishing and restorative experience, students are supported comfortably with bolsters and blankets. Aaahhh…
Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop in, or 1 class from your class package). Class size is limited. We encourage you to reserve a spot in advance.
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NEW CLASS!! INSIGHT MEDITATION
with Ashley Nunn                                                 Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm beginning February 7th

Insight Meditation is an ancient and simple practice that when practiced regularly, supports a peaceful state of mind, reduces feelings of stress and loneliness and elevates a feeling of well-being. This technique is accessible to anyone–come experience the present moment and find real peace, lasting happiness and freedom from suffering. Each class includes a guided meditation, followed by discussion of a related principal or an aspect of the technique. Drop-ins are welcome, open to all.
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PARTNER YOGA
with Micha Federico and Miriam Tremblay      Saturday, February 9      2:00-4:00pm

partneryogaSpend some time connecting with a friend, family member or significant other in a fun and empowering way!
Partner 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. $30 per individual.
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FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis                                                  Sunday, February 10      12:30-1:45pm

New 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. Register


4-WEEK BEGINNER’S SERIES
with Julie Sennema & John Grey                     Begins Sunday, February 10      2:00-3:00pm

Perhaps you have been to yoga classes that are described as a “beginner’s class.” A true beginner’s class is much more than simply an “open class in slow motion.”

People who describe themselves as beginners can be fit young athletes who’ve never done yoga, middle-aged people who’ve heard that yoga is a great way to gain some flexibility and lose some weight, and even older people who are trying to recover from an injury or surgery. And they can all be in the same class!

John Grey and Julie Sennema have designed this four-week beginner’s series in which no detail is too small to address: that yoga is much more than physical poses and breath work; the culture and history from which yoga evolved; clothing; mats; props; accounting for differing abilities, etc. With this in mind, the curriculum starts with theory, philosophy, history, and practical considerations. As the weeks progress, there is more and more variation, along with increasingly advanced poses. By week four, the class will resemble an open yoga class.

Sundays, from 2:00-3:00PM 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3

After successfully completing this series, you will have the tools to participate in any yoga class with knowledge, confidence! Open to all, $60
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CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
with Nicole Nichols & Alisha Nissenfeld      Tuesday, February 12      5:45-7:15pm

This special class taught by Nicole Nichols 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. The body and mind are able to relax and surrender to the healing energies of the Gong, 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. Aaahhh… Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop in, or one class from your package). We recommend that you reserve your spot in advance.
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YOGA TOUCH: ARTFUL ASSISTS FOR YOGA TEACHERS
with Nicole Nichols                                               Saturday, February 16      2:00-5:00pm

Join Nicole Nichols and discover the fine art and practice of giving yoga assists. This workshop will focus on more challenging poses such as twists, back bends, binds and hip openers. Learn how to enhance your student’s yoga practice by working together to turn each asana into an extraordinary experience of body, breath and energy. We’ll explore alignment principles, how prana flows through a pose, common misalignments, props, and dynamic hands-on techniques.

Neither “corrections” nor “adjustments,” yoga assists are a means to achieve stability and depth in the practice.

It is recommended that participants have a 200-hour (or higher) yoga certification, and/or strong practical experience of yoga asana. $50
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*Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers.


SUBTLE ENERGY AND HEALING WORKSHOP
with Ronen Divon                                                 Saturday, February 23      2:00-4:00pm

We have the power to heal ourselves and others. A great place to start is with the body’s own subtle energy.

Everything around us is made of energy. There are many forms of energy, such as heat, electromagnetic, nuclear, and chemical. We too are made of energy, layers of energy. This energy is called
subtle because not everyone immediately feels it. Once we learn to recognize it, we can become attuned to issues arising in our body even before they manifest into illness. Expressions of subtle energy include sensations of currents, tingling, waves of heat, colors, and pulsation.

In this workshop, using techniques such as focused breath, wrist Qigong, and sense-activated
mindfulness, we will explore and learn how to identify types of subtle energy. From energetically understating the role of chakras, to mentally moving prana throughout the body for healing and nourishment, this workshop will address ways in which we can funnel this powerful resource our body already has for our higher good.

Join Ronen, our seasoned E-RYT 500 and YACEP Yoga Alliance® Instructor, who is also an energy-work facilitator, for a two hour energy-ride!

Whether you are familiar with energy forms such as Reiki, Qigong and prana, or new to this arena, this workshop is a wonderful introduction that will enrich your life.

All are welcome! $40
Register


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent                                   Sunday, February 24      12:30-1:45pm

New 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. Register


GENTLE YOGA & GONG BATH
with Prana Desai & Alisha Nissenfeld           Monday, February 25      10:00-11:30am

This special class features chanting, meditation, and a gentle yoga practice co-taught by Prarna Desai and Alisha Nissenfeld, culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha. For this deeply nourishing and restorative experience, students are supported comfortably with bolsters and blankets. Aaahhh…
Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop in, or 1 class from your class package). Class size is limited. We encourage you to reserve a spot in advance.
Register


CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
with Nicole Nichols & Alisha Nissenfeld      Tuesday, March 12      5:45-7:15pm

This special class taught by Nicole Nichols 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. The body and mind are able to relax and surrender to the healing energies of the Gong, 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. Aaahhh… Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop in, or one class from your package). We recommend that you reserve your spot in advance.
Register


GENTLE YOGA & GONG BATH
with Prana Desai & Alisha Nissenfeld           Monday, March 25      10:00-11:30am

This special class features chanting, meditation, and a gentle yoga practice co-taught by Prarna Desai and Alisha Nissenfeld, culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha. For this deeply nourishing and restorative experience, students are supported comfortably with bolsters and blankets. Aaahhh…
Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop in, or 1 class from your class package). Class size is limited. We encourage you to reserve a spot in advance.
Register