Workshops, Special Classes & Events

WE’RE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 5-STAR RATED 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2020
with Nicole Nichols & guest faculty
Begins Friday, January 24, 2020
SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register by July 15th and save $500!!

Republic of Yoga’s vinyasa-based teacher training begins January 24 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 Julie Franklin, 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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FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR OUR 2020 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
with Nicole Nichols and guest faculty members

Join Nicole Nichols for a free 60-minute information session to learn more about Republic of Yoga’s 5-star rated vinyasa based teacher training, a Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered program which starts on January 24, 2020.

Our course is for those who aspire to deepen their knowledge of Hatha Yoga and learn not only what it is, but 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 how to teach yoga, including traditional yoga philosophy, the subtle body (chakras, channels and pranas), anatomy and physiology specific to Hatha yoga practice, yoga assists, restorative yoga, asana sequencing, mantra, Sanskrit and meditation to make this course a comprehensive and transformative experience, inside and out.

DATES & TIMES
Saturday, June 8 12:00-1:00pm   Register
Sunday, June 16 2:00-3:00pm   Register
Saturday, June 29 12:00-1:00pm   Register
Saturday, July 13 12:00-1:00pm   Register


Our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training has been rescheduled for the fall.
Details will be announced soon

 

 


PRENATAL YOGA
with Bethany Ranftl
Thursdays   5:00-6:15pm
Saturdays   11:30am-12:45pm

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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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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FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent
Sunday, May 26
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


VIBRATIONAL YIN YOGA
with Ronen Divon
Saturday, June 1
2:00-4:00pm

Yin Yoga is an amazing practice for diving deep, going beyond the muscles; lightly stretching connective tissues, tendons and ligaments, opening up energetic pathways along the body. It is an introspective practice that includes supported poses that are held longer, with ease.

In this special workshop we will add vibrational elements such as singing bowls, tuning fork, and light Reiki. If you are already familiar with Yin Yoga, this is an opportunity to explore yet another layer of its benefits.

The workshop will be guided by Ronen Divon, E-RYT 500 and YACEP Yoga teacher and owner of Open Heart Energy, where he offers healing and mindfulness sessions that combine Reiki, energy-work, and sound therapy.

Great for all ages and levels of practice! $40
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* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


TAI CHI: STANDARD 24 YANG
a 14-session series with Ronen Divon
Begins Monday, June 3
7:30-8:30pm

Continued by request! In this 5-week course, offered in 14 sessions, join Ronen Divon and learn the entire Short Yang Tai Chi form, also known as the Standard 24 Yang. Created in ancient China as a form of martial arts, today Tai Chi is mostly practiced as a form of slow exercise, to  promote health and wellness that has mental, emotional and physical benefits.

In this Tai Chi course, we will start each session with a gentle warm-up followed by several Qi-Gong exercises (repetitive movements to cultivate energy in the body), and proceed to learn the Short Yang form, adding more steps in each consecutive session.

Whether you already practice Tai Chi and wish to learn this ancient art, or this is your first time learning about it, join Ronen for a free 30-minute information session on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30PM.

Course cost: $210.00 ($180 for returning students; contact info@republicofyoga.com to register with this option).

Dates: Meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30-8:30PM: June 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19,  21, 24, 26; July 1, 3, 5, 8, 10
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NOTE: Since this course is based on progression in learning the various steps, it is not possible to drop-in. You may miss a class and make it up the following session, but it is not recommended to miss more than one class consecutively.

* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC
with Lisa McCaskill and Courtney Long
Thursday, June 6
7:30-9:00pm

Please join Lisa McCaskill, E-RYT 200, and musical guest Courtney Long for a special Restorative Yoga class with live music. Restorative yoga helps bring balance to the body by triggering the Parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which helps to lower heart rate, stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating healthily; and aids in the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue. The addition of live music will support the relaxation process by quieting the mind and relaxing the muscles. Lots of props will be used in each restorative pose to completely support the body for maximum relaxation.

A multi-instrumentalist, Courtney Long plays acoustic and electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, and vocals. He is currently arranging for and performing with a variety of Kirtan artists in the North Carolina area, and plays live music for yoga classes.

Class size is limited so please sign up in advance to secure your spot. Participants are encouraged to bring an eye pillow if they have one, all other props are provided. $25
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* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


AN INTENTIONAL MOMENT: YOGI TEA PARTY!
with Molly McKinley
Saturday, June 8
4:30-6:00pm

We’re hosting a tea party at ROY! Join Molly McKinley, founder of Intentionaliteas, for a mindfulness meditation; afterward, we’ll sip a delightful herbal tea blend of your choosing and participate in a guided discussion about the power of intentions and how to transform your life with this understanding. Let’s get intentional together!
$20 includes class and tea.
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FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis
Sunday, June 9
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


GENTLE YOGA & GONG BATH
with with Prarna Desai & Alisha Nissenfeld
Monday, June 17
10:00-11:30am

It’s back! 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. 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 sounds 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. During this relaxing and rejuvenating experience, students are supported comfortably with bolsters and blankets. Aaahhh…

Regular class pricing applies ($17 for drop-in, or 1 from your class package).
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Class size is limited; we encourage you to reserve a spot in advance.
Note the 90-minute duration.


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

 


INTRODUCTION TO BHAKTI YOGA & HARMONIUM 101
with Dani Leah Strauss
Saturday, June 29
1:00-4:00pm

Join Dani Leah Strauss, ERYT-500, for a workshop that will introduce you to the fundamentals of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of spiritual devotion) and the tools to practice this path.

We will review the roots of Bhakti philosophy, discuss the magic of the Sanskrit language and the power of Hindu mythology, and explore ways to relax into Bhava, the mood of surrender, devotion, and freedom. Ritual and sound can release the accumulation of physical and emotional toxins that limit our capacity to experience joy and connection. You will also have the opportunity to chant and play the harmonium during this workshop (we encourage you to bring your own if you have one).

Open to all–beginners and those with chanting/harmonium experience are welcome to join. $50
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*Cancellation policy applies; see website for details.


SLOW FLOW INTO LULLABY YOGA
with Johanna Beekman and Nicole Nichols
Monday, July 1
5:45-7:15pm

Johanna Beekman will provide a luxurious background of soothing songs for this yoga class that will start with a slow flow vinyasa practice, taught by Nicole Nichols which will move into Lullaby Yoga taught by Johanna. Experience the shared heartbeat of sacred song while moving together in harmony.

Lullaby Yoga™, created by Johanna Beekman, RYT 500, is a unique blend of restorative and yin yoga with heart-opening live music. Her classes focus on deep relaxation and healing using principles from therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra, bhakti yoga and nada (sound) yoga.

In Lullaby Yoga, Johanna gently guides participants through a series of deeply relaxing poses while singing to them. The music—a soothing blend of original and traditional pieces from a variety of global cultures—facilitates the healing process by providing a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself. Johanna teaches Lullaby Yoga classes at world-class festivals and studios across the US. All props will be provided, and all are welcome! $30
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*Cancellation policy applies; see our website FAQ’s for details.


KIRTAN WITH JOHANNA BEEKMAN & FRIENDS
Monday, July 1
7:45-9:00pm

Come experience the shared heartbeat of kirtan and devotional singing with Johanna Beekman and friends. Johanna’s unforgettable songs will open your heart and inspire you on your journey long after the last note fades into silence.

Johanna is loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her evocative, inspiring songs and chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She is equally comfortable performing sacred music for yoga classes and festivals, rhythmic world-beat grooves for dancers, and soulful ballads for concert audiences.

$25, or $20 if you are attending the Slow Flow Lullaby Yoga class from 5:45-7:15–join us!

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*Cancellation policy applies; see our website FAQ’s for details.


ENERGY WORK & THE ART OF MAINTAINING SELF-HEALTH
with Ronen Divon
Saturday, July 13
2:00-4:00pm

Join Ronen Divon, seasoned E-RYT 500 and YACEP Yoga Alliance® Instructor and healing facilitator for a two-hour energy-ride!

We are all healers. A healer is not one who heals others but first and foremost, oneself.

Everything in manifest creation is made of energy. We are made of layers of energy. One such layer is called subtle energy; a shell of fine vibrations surrounding the physical body that not everyone immediately feels. Yet, once we learn to recognize it, we can become attuned to issues arising in our body even before these challenges and blockages manifest as illness-–physical, emotional or mental.
The training will include three parts:

  • How to identify different types of subtle energy.
  • How to identify areas of concern related to our health.
  • How to direct and make use of the energy around us for self-healing as well as for maintaining personal health.

*Please note: if you took a subtle energy workshop with Ronen before, this workshop will include new topics. If this is the first time in a subtle energy workshop with Ronen, all basic topics will be covered; the previous workshop is not a pre-requisite.

Whether you are or new to this arena, or familiar with energy forms such as Reiki, Qigong and prana, this workshop offers tools that can enrich your life–all are welcome! $40
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FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis
Sunday, July 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, July 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