Workshops, Special Classes & Events

SLOW FLOW & YIN MASTER CLASS
with Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke                Friday, July 20      6:00-8:00pm

Join Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke E-RYT 500, YACEP for this 2-hour extravaganza–a “greatest hits” mash up! Half of this special class will incorporate a rejuvenating, intelligently sequenced and sneakily dynamic alignment and breath based vinyasa practice. The second half will incorporate ample time in long held yin poses to target the connective tissue and promote stillness and inward focus ending with a long supported rest. The pairing of these two beautiful practices helps to release stored tension in the body and mind layer by layer. Open to all! $35 Register


TUNE UP YOUR DOWN DOG
with with Jane Thibodeau                                  Saturday, July 21      1:30-3:30pm

Did you know that Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog) is one of the most complicated and misunderstood postures in Yoga? It requires multiple joints and large muscle groups to be flexible and strong. No matter what your Down Dog has felt like in the past, this is your opportunity to get a fresh perspective. Learn the body mechanics behind this classic posture, practice fun techniques to give you more access to the key joints involved, and experience the comfort of your new Down Dog! Join Jane Thibodeau for a workshop focused on proper alignment and muscle engagement in Down Dog, especially as it relates to the shoulders. In addition to the shoulders, students can expect to work other key muscles used in Down Dog, including muscles of the core and pelvis. What is Yoga Tune Up®?  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; corrective exercises improve overall strength, flexibility and coordination no matter what style of movement discipline you practice; and pranayama and guided relaxation techniques are used to induce conscious relaxation and sedate the nervous system. All are welcome. $35 Register


RESTORATIVE YOGA & SINGING BOWL SOUND BATH
with Lisa McCaskill & Dante Baker                 Saturday, July 21      6:00-7:30pm

singing bowls Join Lisa McCaskill with special guest Dante Baker, for a Saturday night treat–90 minutes of candlelit restorative yoga with a Crystal and Tibetan singing bowl sound bath played throughout the entire practice by Dante. Discover the powerful and healing effects of singing bowls, and experience sounds that will re-harmonize the entire body. Allow the vibrations to soothe the mind, clear any blockages within the body and guide you into the present moment. Aaahh… Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring an eye pillow if desired. All other props will be provided. Open to all! Register early – this class will sell out. $20. Register


SPECIAL CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Ryan Roden-Corrent                                  Sunday, July 22       12:30-1:45pm

Introduction to Yoga Free ClassNew 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


HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE
with Keegan White                                               Sunday, July 22      2:00-3:30pm

Do you feel lost in life? Does your life seem like one big ol’ Groundhog Day that leaves you feeling bored, unfulfilled and disconnected? Do you feel like you are destined for something bigger and better but can’t figure out that is? Are you dissatisfied with your life? Join Keegan White, Spiritual Life Coach, for a 90-minute interactive workshop to help discover your calling and the steps needed to get there. In this workshop we’ll: • Uncover what may be preventing you from discovering your true life’s purpose • Gain tools to support the discovery process • Discover how to listen and trust yourself to step into greatness Please bring a notebook and a pen. Open to all! $30 Register

Keegan White is an Spiritual Empowerment Life Coach, author, speaker and creator of the Reclaiming the Sacred Soul Coaching Program who specializes in helping people break through whatever is holding them back from living the life of their dreams


200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 2019 FREE INFORMATION SESSION
with Nicole Nichols                                             Sunday, July 22      2:00-3:00pm

Republic of Yoga’s 5-star rated vinyasa based teacher training begins January 18. 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, July 22, 2:00-3:00pm for a free 60-minute information session to discuss the course, with time for Q&A. The 2018 program will be in session and you’ll be able to view the class. Free. Register Get full details on the 2019 Teacher training program (here).


SUMMER YOGA IMMERSION
with Nicole Nichols                                Weekend of July 27-29

Join Nicole Nichols for the second weekend of our Summer Yoga Immersion, and learn the foundations of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy as it relates to the nature of suffering, karma, and how we misinterpret situations in life that keep us stuck in a cycle of habits that don’t make us happy. We’ll also dive into the the yoga or spiritual devotion, or Bhakti yoga, through mantra, chanting, and practices that open the heart.

 

 

Curriculum includes:

Daily asana practice
Meditation
Mantra
An introduction to Buddhist Philosophy
Map of the Subtle Body; Prana
An introduction to Bhakti Yoga including Sanskrit and traditional mantras for daily use.

Texts used in this course:

• The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (Commentary by Swami Satchitananda)
• Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
• The Art of Vinyasa: Awakening Body and Mind Through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga by Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
• The Compassionate Life by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

For more information, email info@republicofyoga.com
If you missed the first weekend of the immersion, no worries!

Dates: Weekend of July 27-29

Schedule:
Friday 6:15-9:15pm
Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm
*There will be a 1-hour break for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

Investment: $350
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*If you are registered with Yoga Alliance, you may receive up to 15 Continuing Education Units for this course.

In the event of cancellation, the following policies apply: 31 days or more prior to the start of the course – payments will be refunded in full. 15-30 days prior to the course – payments are refundable, less a 30% administration fee. 14 days or less prior to the course – payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less a 30% administrative fee) to another event or workshop at Republic of Yoga. Withdrawals from the course once it has commenced will result in the loss of all fees paid.


THE ART OF INVERSION
with Cristina Lincoln                                           Saturday, July 28      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. $35 Register


SPECIAL CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis                                                  Sunday, August 12      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
with Ashley Nunn Sunday,                      August 12      1:30-4:00pm

Join Ashley Nunn for an opportunity to step away from the complexities of daily life and journey inward. As the mind settles, we are able to see the ways in which our reactions to our thoughts can create suffering, and how maintaining an awareness of the present moment opens us to a sense of peace and refuge, even while facing tremendous difficulties. Together we will practice seated Insight Meditation and mindful movement, share observations and reflections of the practice and discuss and demystify The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.

Meditation and Mindfulness is an ancient technique that has recently been scientifically proven to decrease the production of the stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline in the body, decrease blood pressure and hypertension, lower cholesterol levels, increase the production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA, decrease insomnia, decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation, and improve cognition in those who practice regularly. This is an all-levels workshop, beginners and experienced meditators are equally welcomed. $40
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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


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 Register


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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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