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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GENTLE YOGA & GONG BATH
with Prarna Desai & Alisha Nissenfeld      Monday, August 20      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. Gong baths offer a deeply nourishing and restorative experience. The Gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body, allowing students to experience 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 to drop in, or 1 class from your class package). Class size is limited. We encourage you to reserve a spot in advance. Note the 90 minute duration. Register


LULLABY YOGA
with Johanna Beekman                                      Monday, August 20        5:45-7:15pm

Lullaby Yoga is a restorative-style class in which Johanna leads students through a series of relaxing poses, while singing dreamy chants to facilitate the process of soothing the soul and the body. All are welcome! $25 Johanna will be joined by special guests Amma Devi and Narayani (Noelle Whittington). Johanna Beekman is a sacred songstress, kirtan artist, and yoga teacher with a lifetime of experience as a singer, songwriter, and performer. 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. Johanna’s eagerly-awaited fourth CD—her first kirtan album—is scheduled for release in Fall. For more information, visit johannasings.com   Register


KIRTAN
with Johanna Beekman                                      Monday, August 20      7:30-9:00pm

Republic of Yoga welcomes Johanna Beekman–a sacred songstress, kirtan artist, and yoga teacher with a lifetime of experience as a singer, songwriter, and performer, for an evening of devotional music and Kirtan. 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. For this special engagement, Johanna is delighted to be joined by special guests Amma Devi and Narayani Shakti (Noelle Whittington). $25, or $15 if you are attending the Lullaby Yoga class from 5:45-7:15.

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*Johanna’s eagerly-awaited fourth CD—her first kirtan album—is scheduled for release in Fall. For more information, visit johannasings.com


YOGA TUNE UP: TOTAL BODY TUNE UP
with with Jane Thibodeau                                 Saturday, August 25      1:30-3:30pm

Yoga Tune-Up® is a unique blend of yoga, corrective exercise, self-massage, mindfulness, and breathing strategies. In YTU, therapeutic massage balls are used to relieve areas of chronic tension, improve mindfulness, and restore proper muscle engagement. These corrective exercises improve overall strength, flexibility and coordination no matter what style of movement discipline you practice, combined with pranayama and guided relaxation techniques to induce conscious relaxation and sedate the nervous system. This workshop will focus on relieving tension in the lower back, shoulders, neck, hips and more, for a total body tune up, as well as working on strengthening the core to provide support. Students can expect to leave with: • A greater understanding of anatomy and how it relates to yoga practice and other physical activities. • Relief from areas of chronic tension and knowledge of self-care techniques. • Increased attention and awareness of the body’s state of being and tools to improve it. All are welcome, all equipment will be provided. $40
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200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2019 FREE INFORMATION SESSION
with Nicole Nichols                                              Saturday, August 25      4:00-5:00pm

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, August 25, 4:00-5:00pm for a free 60-minute information session to discuss the course, with time for Q&A. Free.
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SOUND HEALING CERTIFICATION COURSE
with Dante Baker                                                  Sunday, August 26      10:00-5:00pm

Sound healing is the use of tuned, deep-vibrational instruments such as crystal and Tibetan bowls during healing and meditation, which can balance dissonant frequencies in the body and bring them into harmony. The tones and frequencies the bowls carry effect us in specific ways–each tone activates a different energy center, chakra and organ system within the body. Join Dante Baker LMT, E-RYT 200 and explore the history of how sound has been used for centuries as a healing method, and break down the science behind the benefits of this modality. During this 6-hour course, participants will practice how to facilitate sound meditations and healings using sacred instruments to create balance within themselves and those around them. This is a great certification for yoga teachers, massage therapists and body workers, and anyone interested in sound therapy. $150 Those registered with Yoga Alliance will receive 6 CEUs. Contact Dantebank@gmail.com
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SPECIAL CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent                                 Sunday, August 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


MEDITATION AND MINDFULLNESS SIX WEEK COURSE
with Ashley Nunn                                                Thursdays beginning September 6        7:30-9:00pm

Regulate stress responses, and find peace, presence and a stronger sense of emotional balance through Insight Meditation. Join facilitator Ashley Nunn MMFT, E-RYT 200 for a six-week course in developing a Mindfulness practice and understanding and applying the training precepts of Buddhism to support one’s meditation practice. Each week’s 90-minute session will consist of a led insight meditation practice, with discussion of ways to apply the practice in real life, and an opportunity to share observations and ask questions. Students receive audio files to support their home practice during the course. We will be reviewing the 4 Noble Truths, as well as the foundational teachings of Insight Meditation. Ashley began practicing Insight Meditation in 1999 and began teaching in 2004. She has been honored to offer this practice to people of all ages, from all walks of life, including to those diagnosed with terminal illness. Ashley has authored and taught several ongoing meditation courses for The Meditation and Mindfulness Program for patients, staff and visitors at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Washington DC. In addition to teaching Meditation and Mindfulness, Ashley is a yoga instructor, a retreat facilitator and a masters level therapist. This course is appropriate for beginners and more experienced meditators, or for anyone seeking more clarity and peace in their lives. Schedule: Thursday evenings 7:30-9:00pm on 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4 & 10/11 Investment: $108
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YOGA TOUCH: ARTFUL ASSISTS FOR YOGA TEACHERS
with Nicole Nichols                                              Saturday,September 8      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.


SPECIAL CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis                                                    Sunday, September 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, September 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. Gong baths offer a deeply nourishing and restorative experience. The Gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body, allowing students to experience 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 to drop in, or 1 class from your class package). Class size is limited. We encourage you to reserve a spot in advance. Note the 90 minute duration. Register


THE ART OF INVERSION
with Cristina Lincoln                                           Sunday, September 16      1:30-3:30pm

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 Cristina Lincoln 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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SUNSET YOGA & GONG BATH
with Nicole Nichols & Alisha Nissenfeld        Tuesday, September 18      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


CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
with Nicole Nichols & Alisha Nissenfeld             Tuesday, October 9      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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SPECIAL CLASS: YOGA NIDRA
with Zora savage Saturday, October 20 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).
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