Events

Introduction to Yoga

with SUSIE FRANK
September 18 – October 23
MONDAYS 6:30 – 7:30PM

NEW TO YOGA??

Join a 6-week Intro to Yoga class and feel great! Learn the fundamentals and get started on the path of yoga to enhance your health and well being. If you have never done yoga before, have been away from your practice awhile, or if you simply enjoy the pace and time these classes meet, this is the class for you! Learn the basics of simple postures and breath in a methodical way that safely builds your body awareness, strength, and mindfulness. This class will prepare you to enter our ongoing classes with confidence. All levels of fitness, flexibility, and athletic ability are welcome.

Open to all levels.

Series: 6 classes for $60

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Concert for a School in Ethiopia with Hank Turnquist

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Concert with Nicolle NEILL

with Nicolle NEILL Jensen
SATURDAY October 14

7:00 – 8:30PM

An evening of meditative music with Nicolle NEILL

Concerts with Neill are an immersive, meditative experience. Weaving honey-like vocals with a love of sacred mantra, Balkan folk music, and world percussion, Neill creates an atmosphere of deep well-being and relaxation.

Nicolle NEILL Jensen is a teacher, musician, facilitator and interdisciplinary artist originally from Winona, MN now living in Santa Fe NM. She travels the world sharing a love of yoga, meditation, music, and creativity through retreats, workshops, concerts, and classes.

In 2017, NEILL published the first two of five books in the Elements Series, WATER, and AIR. The books contain a 12-track music CD and 60-page activity book with original photography, practice suggestions, mantra lyrics and translations, artistic prompts, and blank pages for the reader to fill in.

Concert $10

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Mantra and Meditation Workshop: Exploring Sacred Chants of India and Tibet

with Nicolle NEILL Jensen
SUNDAY October 15

6:00 – 8:00PM

The benefits of chanting and singing have been long known in cultures around the world. When sound moves through our mouth, throat and lungs, our brain and heart are stimulated and filled with cellular vibration. Current research shows that chanting induces relaxation by lowering the heart rate and slowing the breath.

Join us for a chanting class with Nicolle NEILL and learn many of the most classic chants of yoga and vedanta, such as the Gayatri Mantra, selections from the Yoga Sutras and chanting of the chakras- the recitation of the syllables meant to enliven the 7 primary energy centers of the body.

Incorporating guided meditation, visualizations, mudras, as well as gentle movements, we will explore the sensations and experiences that sound provides, assisting us in activating the para-sympathetic nervous system, which promotes the body’s ability to relax and heal itself.

Appropriate for all level of practitioner. You need not be “musical” to attend or enjoy this workshop.

Workshop: $35

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study ~ From the Ground Up

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
SESSION 1:
OCTOBER 14 – 19, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm

From the ground upATTAIN INSIGHT: PRAJNA YOGA IN-DEPTH TRAINING COURSE
The Prajna approach to the practice of yoga is classical, yet multidimensional. Rather than a prescription to teach a given system, this program is an invitation to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana and pranayama and incorporates the study of poetry, sutras, myths, and chanting. We inspire students to discover new associations and tap their inner strength and unique gifts. Students are empowered to practice and teach from a place of creativity, adaptability, and imagination~ and ultimately “attain insight” or “prajna.”

Level 1: FROM THE GROUND UP
This session explores the foundational teachings of yoga with an emphasis on the feet as “the foundation to the temple of the body”. You will learn foundational asanas, mainly standing poses, and receive an introduction to the therapeutic work of SATYA (Sensory Awareness for Yoga). The emphasis will be on both “mobilization” and “stabilization” techniques to open the body. We study the bones, muscles, and fascia by outlining Five Sheaths model of yogic anatomy. “Living anatomy” is illuminated by the study of asana and through lecture and images. We learn the key anatomical structures that relate to the arches of the feet and detail how healthy feet are the root of ease throughout the body. While developing an understanding of the bio-mechanical function of the feet and legs, we also study nadis, Ayurveda marma points, and chakras. We emphasize the importance of the sacrum relative to the lower two chakras. From the Ground Up undertakes an in-depth study of the ilio-psoas and its preeminent position in the body relative to mula and uddiyana bandha.

This course looks at the ways that traditionally, yoga involves training of the mind/heart. We investigate the foundation of the three pillars that enable transformation–the Buddha (Awakened Mind), Dharma (the Teachings) and Sangha (the Community). We read and interpret passages from the Buddhist tradition and include selected poetry to invoke the energy of the heart. We explore the Eightfold Path of the Buddhist teachings and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness in combination with the Ashtanga Yoga system from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We introduce the power of chanting and the use of Sanskrit.

TUITION:
Early Bird (deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start) $875. Within three months of course start $975. Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable. (Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95).
To register, please email (djuna@yogapracticeandreflection.com)For more information and to register: www.yogapracticeandreflection.com

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Mastering the Basics

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
October 20-22, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm

MASTERING THE BASICS
This three day in-depth study provides the essential teaching skills in order to teach a yoga class following the principles of Prajna Yoga. This mini-intensive guides, inspires, and motivates you to confidently and competently begin to teach yoga classes. The curriculum includes: defining and refining teaching skills, class planning and organization, directing students through effective use of voice, verbal instructions and demonstrations, observing students’ poses and common pitfalls that beginning teachers encounter. We provide individual feedback through group teaching exercises in order to help trainees hone their skills.

TUITION:
Early Bird (deposit of $75 paid three months prior to course start) $295. Within three months of course start $350. Deposit of $75 due at the time of registration, $50 is non-refundable.
For more information and to register: www.yogapracticeandreflection.com

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Prajna Yoga In-Depth Study Course: The Subtle Body

with DJUNA MASCALL E.R.Y.T 500
November 6 – 11, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm

Level 3: THE SUBTLE BODY
The Subtle Body course is an in-depth study of the neck and cranium along with the throat chakra and the chakras inside the skull. We review the bones of the cranium, cranial sutures, jaw and sensory organs. We detail the practice of jalandhara bandha and its effects on the throat chakra, and the thyroid gland. We study pratyahara (the softening of sensory awareness), particularly in relation to the eyes, ears, mouth, and throat. We emphasize the importance of the organ of the tongue and introduce khechari mudra to release the upper palate and throat. We practice mobilization techniques to release strain in the neck and shoulder region. The asana practices emphasize the study of inversions including headstand, shoulder stand and plough.

One of the primary themes of The Subtle Body is the emotional body. Stemming from our anatomical study of the throat, skull, and brain, we study the central nervous system with its sympathetic and parasympathetic branches and the flight or fight response. We investigate the impact that trauma has on both mind and body, and we look at how anxiety and stress become embedded in the body’s soft tissues. In light of the effects that stress and trauma have on the body, we study the kleshas or afflictions from both the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Buddhist teaching. We compare the kleshas as enumerated in the ancient yoga texts to current theories of stress and emotional holding given in Western psychology and somatic practices.

TUITION:
Early Bird (deposit of $250 paid three months prior to course start) $875. Within three months of course start $975. Deposit of $250 due at the time of registration, $100 is non-refundable. (Cost includes Prajna Yoga manual valued at $95).
For more information and to register: www.yogapracticeandreflection.com

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A YOGA IMMERSION: “Letting go into Autumn”

with JENNIFER RAYE
NOVEMBER 10 – 15, 2017
9:00 – 10:30AM (Friday – Wednesday)

In five element theory, the months of fall are related to the metal element and are considered a time of surrender. The trees let go as they lose their leaves and the days become shorter.

Fall is a time of transition. It is a time when “vata” is more predominant, which can cause feelings of unsteadiness or anxiety. Because of this, practices that help us to find stability, grounding, and resilience support us in finding harmony this time of year.

Through yoga asana, inquiry work, and meditation, this Immersion will help us attune to the season and help us to embody and honor the energetic qualities of the fall.

Immersion: $80 for 6 classes or use your studio class pass. You can attend any or all 6 classes.

JENNIFER RAYE:
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and E-RYT 500 Mindful Yoga and Meditation Teacher.

Jennifer teaches a mindful, therapeutic, and alignment based practice, influenced by her study of Prajna Yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy, Buddhist contemplative practices, and a deep understanding of the energetic body as outlined by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. When she is not teaching and traveling, Jennifer lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and runs a private medical practice.

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