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                                           Sunday, December 16        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.

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


NEW CLASS ADDED!  PRENATAL YOGA
with Bethany Rantfl                                            Wednesdays & 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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200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2019 FREE INFORMATION SESSION

with Nicole Nichols                                              Sunday, December 16      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.

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


CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
with Nicole Nichols & Alisha Nissenfeld              Tuesday, December 11      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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GENTLE YOGA & GONG BATH
with Prana Desai & Alisha Nissenfeld      Wednesday, December 12      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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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! $25
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HIP HOP FLOW
with Jaime Maroney                                             Sunday, December 16      9:00am-10:30am

Get ready for a 90 minute all-levels Vinyasa flow accompanied by a fun hip hop inspired soundtrack. This class will link conscious breath to mindful movement, and students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while challenging their body and mind. Class may include options for arms balances and inversions; variations will be offered for all students to practice at their own level and pace. Let’s get this party started!

Regular class pricing applies; $17 to drop in, or one class from your package.
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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


WINTER SOLSTICE: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
with Nicole Nichols                                               Friday, December 21      5:45-7:30pm

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, and as such, the darkest. Join Nicole Nichols for an all-levels practice to honor the change of seasons, release the darkness and turn toward the light. This class will feature a wintry soundtrack (celtic, dreamy, Icelandic), circular vinyasa flows, twists and balances; culminating in meditation and a guided savasana to drop you sweetly into winter.

Come celebrate the Winter solstice, while it is actually happening–the exact time of the Solstice in Raleigh is 5:23pm! $21
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SPECIAL CLASS!!: YOGA NIDRA
with Zora Savage                                                   Friday, December 21      5:45-7:30pm

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 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 RESTORATIVE 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


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis                                                     Sunday, January 13      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


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.
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          • 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.

      get full details


      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


      THRIVE! A WORKSHOP FOR CREATING OPTIMAL HEALTH
      with Alyson Colwell-Waber & Art Waber
      Friday, January 18  6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 19  11:00am-5:00pm

      We have plans for other areas of our life we deem important, but most of us don’t have a plan for our health. Do you want to live more mindfully, feel healthier, and have more vitality? What would it be like to have an inspiring plan for optimal wellness? Join integrative health coach Art Waber and Alyson Colwell-Waber for Thrive! an energizing workshop designed to guide you to a vision and for optimal health in your life, the core of which is what you value most. This isn’t about fixing anything that’s wrong–it’s about crafting a plan for enduring changes that will empower and inspire you. And, it’s about utilizing tools of mindful awareness to help you realize those goals and create the life you want to live.
      In this workshop you will actively engage in:
      • Easy stretching and simple movements that decrease the body’s stress response
      • Mindful awareness practices that foster well-being
      • Creating an Optimal Health Vision as described in Duke Integrative Medicine’s Wheel of Health
      • Making a personalized plan for enduring lifestyle changes with a focus on creating optimal health
      • Lively conversation, with time for reflection and renewal in an affirmative environment

      Thrive! is for those ready to put their desire for positive change into action.

      Investment: $220 by Dec 31; $250 thereafter
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      Testimonials:
      “… Art and Alyson were dynamic and real” “…inspiring and informative…” “…great balance between moving and talking…”

      Art Waber, NBC-HWC is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Certified Integrative Health Coach, trained at Duke Integrative Medicine. He is committed to empowering clients to create breakthroughs in the areas of life that foster optimal health.

      Alyson Colwell-Waber, RYT-500 is a master teacher of movement, yoga, and mind-body integration practices who guides others in tapping into their own body wisdom.