Workshops, Special Classes & Events

Now Accepting Applications for Our New 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training
with Nicole Nichols, John Grey & Julie Sennema
Begins May 10

Republic of Yoga’s newly created advanced yoga teacher training program provides the tools to enable experienced yoga teachers to become master teachers of yoga. Possessed of a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga, a thorough understanding of human anatomy and physiology, as well as practical experience in teaching a wide range of yoga styles, meditation and pranayama practices, graduates will be equipped to successfully teach in nearly any setting.

Our 300-Hour Yoga Alliance registered program builds upon our 200-Hour Teacher Training program’s foundations of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and ancient philosophy in conjunction with Tibetan Buddhist principles. This course offers an in-depth study of Classical Hatha Yoga according to the teachings of Swami Sivananda; with teachings from the ancient lineages of yoga philosophy based on the Vedas, Upanishads, and especially the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The program features advanced study of yoga anatomy and
physiology; yoga practices that include power vinyasa, yin yoga, restorative yoga, adaptive yoga for those with limited mobility, meditation, pranayama and chanting.

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NEW CLASS!! YOGA FOR TEENS & TWEENS
with Teagan Greene
Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm

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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SPECIAL CLASS!!: YOGA NIDRA
with Zora Savage
Saturday, March 16
2:00-3:15pm

All our lives are filled with stress. Yoga Nidra provides the “reset” button we all need by promoting deep relaxation, rest and rejuvenation for our nervous system, leading to better health.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought-patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake.
Join Zora Savage for this deeply rejuvenating experience in a special class. No experience is required. Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop-in, or one class from your package). Register


FREE INFORMATION SESSION FOR OUR NEW 300-hour TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
with Nicole Nichols, John Grey and Julie Sennema
Saturday, March 23
1:30-2:30pm

Republic of Yoga’s newly created advanced yoga teacher training program provides the tools to enable experienced yoga teachers to become master teachers of yoga. Possessed of a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga, a thorough understanding of human anatomy and physiology, as well as practical experience in teaching a wide range of yoga styles, meditation and pranayama practices, graduates will be equipped to successfully teach in nearly any setting.

Our 300-Hour Yoga Alliance registered program builds upon our 200-Hour Teacher Training program’s foundations of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and ancient philosophy in conjunction with Tibetan Buddhist principles.

This course will run from May 2019 to May 2020, and will meet once a month (excluding December 2019). Co-taught by Nicole Nichols, Julie Sennema and John Grey, together they have over 40 years of teaching experience, and over 2000 hours of training! Join them for a free information session to learn more about this unique program. Open to those who have successfully completed any 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Free.
Register

Save $150.00 – attend this session, apply & make payment by March 31.

Get the full story on this exciting program here.


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent
Sunday, March 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


SPRING EQUINOX MINI-MALA
with Alyson Colwell-Waber
Sunday, March 24
2:00-4:00pm

Join Alyson Colwell-Waber to celebrate the end of winter and welcome spring!
Break out of the darkness of winter and provide your body and mind with a ‘spring cleaning’ with a half Yoga Mala to celebrate the Spring Equinox. The Equinox represents a change in seasons. At that instant, the tilt of Earth’s axis neither inclines away from nor towards the Sun. This “point of balance” can be represented figuratively in our yoga practice through performing Sun Salutations, a fluid series of “sun” and “moon” poses that balance mental, physical, and spiritual balance. Our Mala will include 54 sun salutations to signify the half-way point toward the summer solstice. We will conclude with a restorative Yoga Nidra, incorporating guided imagery and deep rest Yum! All levels welcome. $20
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ENHANCING YOUR PRACTICE WITH PROPS
Nicole Nichols
Saturday, March 30
2:00-4:00pm

Do you have a hard time in yoga class feeling balanced, or have trouble reaching your toes? The ancient scriptures of Yoga don’t say much about the actual physical practice of Asana (postures). What they do say is that the practice should be steady and joyful. If you are thinking, “my practice is anything BUT steady or joyful…” then this workshop is for you! Stop struggling to find stability, or “get” the poses, and learn to use tools that will help you develop a graceful, grounded, confident and effective practice.

There is an unfortunate misconception that using props in one’s yoga practice is somehow remedial. Join Nicole Nichols, and discover your potential for grace through the intelligent use of props to enhance your experience and strengthen your connection to the Earth. We’ll use props throughout the entire practice, from flowing vinyasa namaskars, to standing and balancing poses, seated poses, and inversions. This workshop is for beginners, stiff people, active older adults, teens/tweens, pregnant women, yoga teachers wanting more options to offer their students, and anyone looking to find more safety and stability in their practice. $40
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RELEASE AND RESTORE!
with Jane Thibodeau
Sunday, March 31
1:30-3:00pm

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.


YOGA FOR ATHLETES
with Christina Rowe
Saturday, April 6
2:00-4:00pm

Join Christina Rowe to discover the benefits of yoga (the ultimate cross-training for life), and learn how to utilize the practice to serve the athletic mindset and physical body. This workshop will begin with a short discussion on the psychology of why “meditation set to movement” may be a more approachable way to build a meditation practice for the athletically minded, and how this converts a workout into a healing practice. We will begin with a short yoga-based dynamic warmup to prepare the body for common forms of physical exercise like running and resistance training–a tool that can be integrated into a regular physical routine. Then we’ll explore how active and passive styles of yoga can be used to lengthen problematic muscles and strengthen stabilizing muscles required for active, injury-free lives.

The workshop will conclude with a led foam-rolling session for myofascial release to alleviate soreness and improve mobility, followed by a restorative savasana. Please bring your own foam roller along. $40
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ADAPTIVE YOGA WORKSHOP
with John Grey
Sunday, April 7
10:00am-12:30pm

In the classical Hatha Yoga tradition, yoga is, in part, a practice of using the body to strengthen and heal the body. The same is true with adaptive yoga. The purpose of adaptive yoga is to make yoga accessible to more people, especially those who have injuries, limitations, or disabilities. Yoga truly is for every body!

When a person is injured or disabled, s/he may also be suffering emotionally and spiritually. Being able to experience the sensations, if not the actual muscular orientation of asana postures, along with the practice of pranayama can provide a tremendous improvement in such a person’s quality of life. The key concept in adaptive yoga is to strive for the sensation in the pose, rather than actual muscular orientation.

Join John Grey and expand your yoga experience with the four sensations that come with adaptive yoga:

• Grounding – stability, steady, rooted, planting
• Expansion – lifting, lengthening, opening, creating space
• Balance – centering, finding stillness, symmetry, lightness
• Rhythm – breath, flow, energy, grace

This 2.5-hour workshop is appropriate for anyone recovering from surgery, injury, illness, working with limited mobility/stability, or with a disability of any kind. Chairs are available. All are welcome! $45
Register


FREE INFORMATION SESSION FOR OUR NEW 300-hour TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
with Nicole Nichols, John Grey and Julie Sennema
Sunday, April 7
1:30-2:30pm

Republic of Yoga’s newly created advanced yoga teacher training program provides the tools to enable experienced yoga teachers to become master teachers of yoga. Possessed of a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga, a thorough understanding of human anatomy and physiology, as well as practical experience in teaching a wide range of yoga styles, meditation and pranayama practices, graduates will be equipped to successfully teach in nearly any setting.

Our 300-Hour Yoga Alliance registered program builds upon our 200-Hour Teacher Training program’s foundations of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and ancient philosophy in conjunction with Tibetan Buddhist principles.

This course will run from May 2019 to May 2020, and will meet once a month (excluding December 2019). Co-taught by Nicole Nichols, Julie Sennema and John Grey, together they have over 40 years of teaching experience, and over 2000 hours of training! Join them for a free information session to learn more about this unique program. Open to those who have successfully completed any 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Free.
Register

Get the full story on this exciting program here.


REPUBLIC OF YOGA WELCOMES MICHAEL JOHNSON WITH SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST ALVIN YOUNG FOR A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS EXPLORING THE EIGHT LIMBS OF HATHA AND RAJA YOGA.
Michael Johnson has been a full-time yoga teacher for nearly two decades, and a teacher trainer since 2003. He has travelled to India and studied many styles and traditions from Aṣṭāṅga Vinyāsa, Bhakti, Karma, Jñāna, Jīvamukti, Rāja, and Restorative to Yin. He is a lead instructor for Asheville Yoga Center’s 200hr Teacher Training and 300hr Advanced Training Programs. His classes are a beautiful mix of music, exploration of the yoga sutras, well-sequenced asana practice, and devotion to the highest virtues of humanity–peppered with tidbits of science and humor.

There is something for everyone in this line-up of workshops–come and enjoy! See session details below.


THE YANG AND YIN OF YAMA AND NIYAMA
with with Michael Johnson
Friday, April 12
6:30-8:30pm

Join Michael Johnson and explore of the foundational limbs of yoga, Yama and Niyama, the set of ethical guidelines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eightfold path. They serve as a map to guide you on your life’s journey. Simply put, the yamas are things not to do, or restraints, while the niyamas are things to do, or observances. Together, they form a moral code of conduct.

The yamas are self-regulating behaviors that apply to our conduct with other people and the world at large. They include Ahimsa, nonviolence; Satya, truthfulness; Asteya, non-stealing; Brahmacharya, sexual purity; Aparigraha, non-hoarding, non-grasping. The niyamas are personal practices that relate to our inner world include Saucha, purity; Santosha, contentment; Tapas, self-discipline; Svadhyaya, self-study, inner exploration; Ishvara Pranidhana, surrender and devotion.

Michael will guide you through a slow power vinyāsa practice, followed by a soft and gentle yin practice exploring the confluence of myth, moral philosophy, psychology and social neuroscience. This is an all levels practice accompanied by the live music of Alvin Young. $40
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*Cancellation policy applies – read here.


BHAKTI FLOW: ASANA, PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHARA
with with Michael Johnson
Saturday, April 13
9:30-11:30am

The journey through the eight limbs of yoga continues! Join Michael Johnson for an all-levels Bhakti vinyāsa flow with live music played by Alvin Young at 108 beats per minute to assist with maintaining steady ujjāyī prāṇāyāma (6 breaths a minute). The theme will explore multiple paths to sthira (stability) and sukha (joy) with optimal alignment for
different body types, a variety of breathing techniques and withdrawing the senses in deep relaxation and yoga nidrā. $40. Register

*Cancellation policy applies – read here.


Gentle Flow into Meditation: Dhāraṇā, Dhyāna and Samādhi
with with Michael Johnson
Saturday, April 13
1:30-3:30pm

Join Michael Johnson for the final installment of the eight limbs of Hatha Yoga. This slow flowing gentle vinyāsa will help prepare people of all kinds to be able to sit comfortably in stillness with the help of props.
The culmination of ānāprāṇasmṛti (mindfulness of the exhale and inhale) vipaśyanā (insight) and mettā (loving-kindness) make an excellent introduction to meditation as well as perspective on how to get the best results from sitting daily. All are welcome! $40
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*Cancellation policy applies – read here.


Karma, Jñāna, Bhakti, Rāja and Kīrtan
with with Michael Johnson
Saturday, April 13
3:45-5:30pm

A kīrtan and introduction to the Sanskrit language with commentary on the multiple paths of yoga. By donation, proceeds going to help with hurricane Florence relief. All are welcome! Suggested donation, $20
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*Cancellation policy applies – read here.


THE ART OF INVERSION
with Heather Whelehan
Sunday, April 14
1:30-4:30pm

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 Heather Whelehan 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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FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis
Sunday, April 14
2:30-1:45pm

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


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent
Sunday, April 28
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


KIRTAN WITH ALLISON DENNIS
Friday, May 3
7:30-8:30pm

Republic of Yoga welcomes Allison Dennis (founder of Heart of Yoga School) for an
evening kirtan, with mythological and astrological stories. The Sanskrit language is full of medicine and delight–just hearing the language can be soothing. Bhakti yoga is the path of devotion and love, and kirtan, singing, is one of the main forms of this practice. It helps the mind become focused and subdues emotional storms, ultimately transforming the chords of grief, doubt and chaos in the heart to chords of love, acceptance and peace.

No experience is necessary. Chant books will be provided. Coming just to listen and not sing is totally fine, though you may just change your mind–all are welcome! $20
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Allison’s love of Indian music and the Sanskrit language started in 2005 when she
completed 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Ashram. Her teacher Prem
Sadasivananda sparked a flame that ignited when she received a harmonium as a gift from a friend. She fumbled around with poor pronunciation until her teachers helped her realize that the magic of the mantra is in precision. Her study with K. Sridhar has taught Allison traditional Indian Music by way of the scales and the different talas (time
signatures). Come experience the transformational power of vibration!

Check our her latest live kirtan album. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/allisondennis4


YOGA TOUCH: ARTFUL ASSISTS FOR YOGA TEACHERS
with Nicole Nichols
Saturday, May 4
2:00-5:00pm

Join Nicole Nichols and discover the fine art and practice of giving yoga assists. This ongoing continuing education workshop series is offered for those who wish to develop and hone their teaching techniques to include safe and effective assists. We will focus on basic techniques and principles, as well as more challenging poses such as twists, back bends, binds, inversions 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.
Register. Cancellation policy applies – see FAQs.

*Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers.


FREE INFORMATION SESSION FOR OUR NEW 300-hour TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
with Nicole Nichols, John Grey and Julie Sennema
Saturday, May 4
1:00-2:00pm

Republic of Yoga’s newly created advanced yoga teacher training program provides the tools to enable experienced yoga teachers to become master teachers of yoga. Possessed of a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga, a thorough understanding of human anatomy and physiology, as well as practical experience in teaching a wide range of yoga styles, meditation and pranayama practices, graduates will be equipped to successfully teach in nearly any setting.

Our 300-Hour Yoga Alliance registered program builds upon our 200-Hour Teacher Training program’s foundations of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and ancient philosophy in conjunction with Tibetan Buddhist principles.

This course will run from May 2019 to May 2020, and will meet once a month (excluding December 2019). Co-taught by Nicole Nichols, Julie Sennema and John Grey, together they have over 40 years of teaching experience, and over 2000 hours of training! Join them for a free information session to learn more about this unique program. Open to those who have successfully completed any 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Free.
Register

Get the full story on this exciting program here.


PUERTO VIEJO, COSTA RICA YOGA RETREAT
with Diala Hamed & Briana Kidd
May 18-23, 2019
5 nights and 6 days

Join Republic of Yoga teacher Diala Hamed and High Country Yoga studio owner Briana Kidd for 5 nights and 6 days in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica from May 18-23.
Deep down within the layers and facets that make up “you” lies your “true Self” or “highest Self.” This retreat will give us the rest time we need to break down our layers through the Yamas and Niyamas (how we treat ourselves and others), yoga poses (asana), meditation, breath work (pranayama), and journaling, all while enjoying the many fun and tropical excursions available in the rainforest and beaches of Costa Rica.
This retreat takes place on the beautiful Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in Puerto Viejo. We look forward to retreating away from our daily routine with you and diving into a deeper understanding of who we really are. You will leave feeling refreshed with a new perspective that will serve you deeply.

PROGRAM INCLUDES
• 5 Nights Accommodation
• 3 Organic Meals a Day
• 2 Daily yoga classes (one vinyasa/ one yin/deep stretch)
• Workshops led by Diala and Briana
• Cacao Ceremony

 

 

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
• Massage
• Surfing
• Horseback Riding
• Hiking and Waterfalls
• Sea Turtle Tour
• Medicine Man Tour

 

 

Investment: $1500
BOGO Special:
Bring a friend and get the retreat for $1350 each!
Register:https://www.novaretreats.com/retreat-meditation-and-yoga