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.

Register by December 1st and save $100!

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200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2019 FREE INFORMATION SESSION
with Nicole Nichols Sunday, December 9 11:00am-noon

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 Sunday, December 9, 11:00am-noon for a free 60-minute information session to discuss the course, with time for Q&A. Free.

Attend this class, register for the TT program by December 1 and save $100!
Register.Get full details on the 2019 Teacher training program (here).

 


COMMUNITY CLASS BY DONATION
with Teagan Greene                                              Saturday, November 17      10:00-11:00am

The Community Class is a 60-minute practice, suitable for all levels, designed and taught by the graduates of our 2018 200-Hour Teacher Training program. This class is offered by donation, with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund to support a student in the 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training. Thank you, and enjoy! Suggested donation $10.  Register


NEW CLASS ADDED!  PRENATAL YOGA
with Bethany Rantfl                                            Wednesdays & Saturdays – 11:30am-12:45pm – beginning November 17

Prenatal yoga classes offer a sweet space to nurture your relationship with your growing baby. Curated sequences, modifications and meditations are developed for the specific needs of expectant mothers. Cultivate mindfulness and relaxation techniques that can be incorporated throughout your pregnancy, and build energy and endurance while strengthening your body for labor and delivery. Bethany Renee Ranftl is a 200-Hour RYT and PRYT and doula, who specializes in pre and postnatal yoga. Her classes are known for intuitive and supportive individualized attention.
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THE ART OF HAPPINESS
with Nicole Nichols                                              Saturday, November 17      2:00-5:00pm

Join Nicole Nichols for an afternoon conversation about the ways we misunderstand the world around us that lead to dissatisfaction and unhappiness. We’ll learn meditative practices and techniques to help cultivate contentment, compassion and yes, even joy.

 

 

 

Discussion will include Buddhist and Yogic principles for everyday life, including:

  • The 5 Obstacles to Yoga (kleshas, or types of mental affliction)
  • The 4 Noble Truths (all of life is suffering; there is a cause for suffering; suffering can be stopped; there is a method for stopping suffering)
  • The 6 Paramitas (virtues)
  • The 7 Steps for Cultivating Compassion
  • The 6 Flavors of Ignorance
  • The 4 Infinite Thoughts
  • The Art of Spiritual Gardening (how to stop getting what we don’t want)

What’s with all the lists? These encompass causes for suffering and techniques to overcome it. We’ll incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices to help identify habits in order to catch the cycles of suffering before they start, and make choices that are in alignment with our ultimate goals.
All are welcome. $50
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Discussion only, please dress comfortably to sit on the floor. Chairs are available.


INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
with Gin Burchfield                                             Sunday, November 18      1:30-3:30pm

Have you ever wondered what keeps yogis healthy and resilient? Come discover the lifestyle taught by Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. This 5,000 year old “science of life” teaches us to live in harmony with our own nature, and with our environment. Ayurveda teaches us that vibrant health is our birthright.
Join Yoga Health Coach Gin Burchfield, LMBT, CYT as we explore the foundation principles of Ayurveda.

 

In this two hour workshop you will learn:

  • How to understand nature through the lens of Ayurveda through the 5 elements.
  • How to understand your body and health with the 3 doshas.
  • How to analyze your personal dosha and current health with a quiz and pulse analysis.
  • Apply Ayurvedic lifestyle habits to grow stronger and healthier as we transition through autumn into winter.

All are welcome! $40
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Discussion only, please dress comfortably to sit on the floor. Chairs are available.


THANKSGIVING DAY YOGA
with Alyson Colwell-Waber                              Thursday, November 22      9:30-11:00am

Join Alyson Colwell-Waber and get your holiday started with a juicy vinyasa flow class geared for all levels, and concluding with a gratitude meditation. All are welcome; bring your visiting family & friends. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Regular class pricing applies; $17 to drop in, or one class from your package.  Register


DETOX FLOW
with Cristina Lincoln                                          Friday, November 23      4:00-5:15pm

Feeling sluggish, dull, or as if you over-indulged throughout the Holiday season? Join Cristina Lincoln for a (slightly) heated vinyasa flow practice designed to help release toxins from the body and mind through a carefully sequenced asana practice designed to move the sludge and get you feeling luminous and clear!

Regular class pricing applies
($17 to drop in, or one class from your package) Register


BLACK FRIDAY CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE YOGA
with Lisa McCaskill                                              Friday, November 23      6:15-7:30pm

candlelight-yogaJoin Lisa McCaskill and recharge your battery on Black Friday with a soothing restorative yoga class to calm the nervous system and heal the body from the inside out. Offering time and patience in one’s practice is medicine to relieve the effects of what is often a rather stressful day for many. With ample props for support, long holds in each posture, guided imagery and soothing sounds, this class will offer each practitioner the space to deeply relax after the holiday. Enjoy! Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop in or one from your class package). We suggest that you reserve your spot early. Register


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent                                  Sunday, November 25      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

 


TIPS & TRICKS FOR A STRESS FREE HOLIDAY SEASON
with Lisa McCaskill                                              Saturday, December 1      1:30-3:30pm

Feeling stressed by the holidays? You’re not alone. While it’s supposed to be the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ for many people it is not. The holidays can come with unrealistic expectations, additional financial obligations, and time commitments on top of an already too busy schedule. If you’re feeling the pressure, this workshop is for you! It is designed to provide you with yoga tools you can use anytime and anywhere to help relieve the feeling of stress that comes this time of year. All are welcome! $40
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In this workshop, you’ll identify the stress – the who, what, where, why, and how it affects you. We’ll then discuss and practice breathing and meditation techniques that have been proven to reduce your body’s reaction to stress followed by standing and seated yoga poses known to reduce tension from the body. Poses will focus on gentle shoulder and hip openers (the areas of the body most likely to hold stress and tension) you can as easily do at a wall or in a chair as on the floor. We’ll also explore side bending poses to help open the rib cage to allow better use of your breath as a tool. The physical practice will end with a short sequence of restorative poses to send you off in a relaxed state of body and mind. You’ll leave better informed about what causes you stress and what you can do to release it from your body, mind, and spirit so you can tap into the Joy of the Season.

Lisa McCaskill is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher and a trained Life Coach specializing in stress management and mindful living. To learn more about Lisa, visit www.yinwithlisa.com

 


SUBTLE ENERGY SHIELDING & CLEARING TRAINING
with Ronen Divon                                                 Saturday, December 8      2:00-4:00pm

We are made of, and surrounded by energy. As such, we are affected by everything around us. There is a subtle energy layer surrounding our physical body called the peri-spirit, as well as the subtle (energy) body, comprised of energy channels called nadis or meridians; prana or life force wind which flows through them; and the intersections of those channels, called chakras. Some people may be more sensitive to changes in energy around them than others–either way, we may be affected. The result can be a sudden bad mood, agitation, anxiety, depression or other feelings of dis-ease.

Is there anything that can be done about it, and if so, what?

In this workshop, Ronen Divon will present the challenges related to disagreeable energy and offer methods to address possible scenarios.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to subtle energy in the context of this workshop
  • Forms of energy shields (including demonstrations)
  • Methods for energetic clearing (including practical hands-on practice)

*Please note: While this workshop is on the topic of energy covered in previous workshops, participation in the previous training is not required. Ronen will review any previous material needed for this workshop. $40

Space is limited; we suggest you reserve your spot in advance.

 


200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2019 FREE INFORMATION SESSION
with Nicole Nichols Sunday, December 9 11:00am-noon

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 Sunday, December 9, 11:00am-noon for a free 60-minute information session to discuss the course, with time for Q&A. Free.

Attend this class, register for the TT program by December 1 and save $100!
Register.Get full details on the 2019 Teacher training program (here).

 


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis                                                  Sunday, December 9        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 Cristina Lincoln & Alisha Nissenfeld      Wednesday, December 12      10:00-11:30am

This special class features chanting, meditation, and a gentle yoga practice co-taught by Cristina Lincoln 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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A YIN YOGA MASTER CLASS
with Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke              Friday, December 14      6:30-8:00pm

Winter is the most “yin” of all the seasons. It is a time of restoration, rejuvenation and introspection. When out of balance we can feel stagnant, heavy, or STUCK. Join Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke for a 90-minute yin master practice to patiently and peacefully move energy, remove stagnation and revitalize your body and mind as we prepare for the colder months. This practice teaches and embodies the value of presence – connection with the magic that lives in each moment. Long nourishing holds, breath work and meditation will round out this session, facilitating space to soften and open to the possibility of the coming months. All are welcome. $25
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ADVANCED PLAY!
with Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke               Saturday, December 15      11:30am-1:30pm

Join Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke and kick your practice up a notch as we play with intermediate/advanced asana, learn fun flows and new transitions, and discover ways to make your body smile! Release your expectations and limiting beliefs about what is or isn’t possible–if you have a steady practice with comfort in wheel pose, headstand, shoulder stand and preliminary arm balances like akasana (crow pose), take this opportunity to step outside the proverbial box. Surprise yourself and crack a smile in the process–this life is made for exploring! The most important criterian? An EXTREME level of comfort laughing at yourself. Bring a great attitude, a readiness to smile and fly–we’ll provide the towels! $40
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RELEASE AND RESTORE: HOLIDAY EDITION
with Jane Thibodeau                                            Sunday, December 16      2:00-3:30pm

Join Jane Thibodeau for a special class to help you ease into the holiday season. This 90-min class will combine the use of therapeutic massage balls with restorative yoga to relieve tension in the body and soothe the nervous system. In this class, we will address areas of chronic tension, including the hips, neck, shoulders and low- back. Students will be guided through self-myofascial release using therapy balls of various sizes. 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 complimentary restorative yoga sequence to rest and reset, leaving you relaxed and ready to enjoy the holidays. *Note: All levels are welcome. No experience with yoga or massage balls needed. All props will be provided. Tight clothing is recommended for use with therapy balls. Students are encouraged to drink lots of water before and after class to help flush out toxins released by the massage work. $25 Space is limited, we encourage you to reserve your spot early. Register


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent                                 Sunday, December 23      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

 


NEW YEAR’S DAY CANDLELIGHT YOGA WITH CHANTING AND PRANAYAMA
with Prarna Desai                                                 Tuesday, January 1      3:00-5:00pm

265[1]Join Prarna Desai for a restorative yoga practice to help you ease into the New Year with clarity and focus. Through waves of gentle movement, stillness, breath work, and chanting we will let go of the excitement, flurry, and doing that may have accompanied the holiday season or the year we just closed. Engaging in a practice which allows the comfort of being deeply centered while transitioning to 2018, come and be guided to deeply listen to your own intuition for a Sankalpa, or intention, for the year. What is your heart’s desire? All are welcome. $40. Register


A YEAR TO LIVE
with Ashley Nunn                       Beginning Sunday, January 21            5:00-6:15pm

273[1]“Once you see what the heart really needs,
it doesn’t matter if you’re going to live or die,
the work is always the same.” -Noah Levine 

What would you do if you found out you only have a year to live?
What changes would you make?
What relationships would you heal?
What adventures have you been putting off?

      • This group will meet monthly over the course of one year and explore what is holding us back from living our lives to the fullest. By confronting the inevitability of our own death, we can wake up to the preciousness of the life we are living right now. We will use Buddhist scholar Stephen Levine’s book A Year to Live as our guide, as well as a manual, homework assignments, various exercises, journaling, inquiry and introspection. Are you ready to examine your relationship to death and dying so that you may live your life to the fullest?

 

      • This course meets one Sunday a month from January to December from 5:00-6:15PM, and is open to anyone who is interested in this exploration. It is a serious undertaking that requires commitment to attend monthly meetings for one year and to participate as fully as you can in the process.

 

Dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 15,
October 13, November 10, December 15.

      • Investment: $300; $275 before January 6.
        Register
      • Notes:
        Participants purchase ‘A Year to Live’ separately ($10.99 through Amazon).
        If you miss a session, the lesson material will be emailed to you.
        Manuals will be offered during class and returned at the close of class or may be purchased.
      • About the facilitator:Ashley Nunn MA ERYT-200 first found refuge in spiritual practice in her late 20’s when she attended a 10 Day Vipassana Meditation course, out of curiosity. After the course, Ashley’s entire life path shifted as a result, and she committed to a daily meditation practice. Shortly thereafter, she made plans to travel to India where she spent a year. Upon returning to the states, Ashley began practicing yoga with Larry Schultz, while completing her masters degree. In her final semester, she also received her yoga teacher training. Ashley was then hired as an equine-assisted and yoga therapist at a residential treatment program in northern California. Since that time (2004), Ashley has founded and taught yoga and meditation programs in multiple clinical settings, including Childhelp, Remuda Ranch and Sibley Memorial Hospital- Johns Hopkins Medicine.In2007, Ashley purchased Stephen Levine’s book “A Year to Live,” intrigued by the practice, however it sat on her shelf, unread, for almost ten years. In 2015, Ashley got the nerve up to read the book and do the practice. She invited some friends to do the practice as well and they faced their last year, together. Shortly thereafter, Ashley began facilitating an A Year to Live Book Club and Practice at Evolve Movement and then was asked to offer the course she designed, based on the book, at SAS Analytics. In addition to teaching A Year to Live courses, Ashley is Director and Lead Instructor of Awakened Heart Yoga School, a program that trains and certifies yoga teachers. She also teaches standup paddleboard yoga, is a yoga therapist, an art therapist, a meditation and mindfulness instructor and an equine-assisted therapist. She offers destination yoga and mindfulness retreats. She also works as a Yoga Therapist at Carolina House, an eating disorder facility with locations in Raleigh and Durham.

      • 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.

        Register by December 1st and save $100!

        get full details