Workshops, Special Classes & Events

We’re Now Accepting Applications for our
5-star Rated 200-hour Teacher Training Program
Begins January 24th, 2020

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Republic of Yoga’s vinyasa-based teacher training 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 studio co-owners Nicole Nichols & Julie Franklin. Special guest faculty includes Julee Snyder, Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke, Dani Leah Strauss and other practioners with a broad variety of experience.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Alliance registered program presents the foundations of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and ancient philosophy in conjunction with Tibetan Buddhist principles. This insightful and modern approach immerses students in the study of yoga while enriching their practice on and off the mat. Our training consists of over 190 hours of class time and provides the tools to teach safe, creative and well-informed yoga classes. It is for those who aspire to deepen their knowledge of Hatha Yoga and to understand why the practice is valuable beyond the physical experience of asana. Our students leave the program with a deep knowledge of how yoga can lead to happy, balanced, and integrated lives.
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PRENATAL YOGA
with Bethany Ranftl
Thursdays   5:30-6:45pm
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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PRANAYAMA FOR VITALITY
with Ronen Divon
Saturday, December 7
2:00-4:00pm

“Prana” is the vital energy in the body, that rides on your breath. On subtle levels prana represents the energy responsible for the life force, and “ayama” means control. Thus Pranayama is “control of breath”. Now, you may say, I breathe without needing to think about it? What’s the big deal with controlling the breath? That’s exactly it! Breath is something we take for granted and therefore we do it mindlessly. Once we understand the enormous benefits of breathing mindfully by using a host of techniques, it can be a life-changing practice.

A few benefits of pranayama include:
– Helps restore elasticity of the lungs and can be beneficial for some Asthma conditions.
– Practiced regularly, pranayama induces meditative states and quiets the mind.
– It is beneficial in relieving hypertension and stress.
– Reduces depression and anxiety.
– Serves as a bridge between the body and the spirit.

In this workshop we will:
– Review general background for the practice.
– Learn several different breath-control techniques.
– Discuss incorporation of pranayama into everyday activities including yoga, meditation, work, and even when heading to bed (sleep and other activities…)
– Address situations that can benefit from use of different breathing techniques.

Join Ronen Divon and learn how to harness your own vital energy–this workshop is open to all, and not to be missed! $40

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* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Kellye Davis
Sunday, December 8
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.
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YOGA FOR TEENS & ‘TWEENS
with Teagan Greene
Sunday, December 8
2:00-3:30pm

We know how busy young people are these days, and the pressures they face with peers, stress, anxiety, school and home life. We’ve developed a 90-minute workshop just for teens and ‘tweens (ages 11 to 16), taught by someone who understands teenagers better than anyone–another teenager! Join 200-Hr RYT Teagan Green for a class in a non-competitive environment.

Yoga is a multi-dimensional life-skill, in addition to a physical practice that resembles exercise. From core philosophical principles, to a basic exploration of standing poses, forward bends, twists, back bends and even inversions, this class offers essential tools to cultivate emotional and physical balance. Breathing techniques and meditation are introduced as healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety, while having fun with a group of like-minded kids. All are welcome, no experience is necessary. $20

For more information about Teagan Greene, visit the Teachers section of our website.
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* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


GENTLE YOGA & GONG BATH
with Sherry Hill & Alisha Nissenfeld
Monday, December 9
10:00-11:30am

This special class features chanting, meditation, and a gentle yoga practice co-taught by Sherry Hill 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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* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


PRENATAL YOGA: EXPLORING BREATH & YOGA FOR LABOR
with Bethany Ranftl
Sunday, December 15
1:30-3:30pm

Join Bethany Ranftl for a workshop exploring breathing techniques combined with a select series of yoga poses designed to provide comfort, centering and energy conservation during the contractions experienced in early labor, active labor and transition.

We’ll begin by learning how breath and movement can beneficially effect labor, and practice breathing techniques specifically for labor; then integrate these with a sequence of asanas appropriate for labor and conclude with a deep savasana.

Open to expectant students, $40.
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* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


WINTER SOLSTICE YOGA MALA
with Nicole Nichols & Julie Franklin
Saturday, December 21
2:00-4:00pm

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, and as such, the darkest. Join Nicole Nichols and Julie Franklin for a full yoga mala (108 sun salutations) to, release the darkness and mark the return of the light.

Fear not, we aim to make this accessible, so as many people as possible to join in the fun! The mala will be comprised of 4 sets of 27 sun salutations–each set will include modifications, periods of rest, and will be set to a different wintry soundtrack (Celtic, dreamy, Icelandic, Christmas tunes…)
Let’s come together in the name of Yoga, and celebrate the return of the light!
Open to all! $20
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* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


FREE CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
with Julie Franklin
Sunday, December 22
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