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Modern Bollywood Dance w/ Susmita

Sunday, October 27th, 12:30-1:30pm

Join Susmita for an all levels dance class! Susmita is from Nepal and has been dancing since she was 6 years old. She knows Nepali cultural dance, belly dance, Bollywood and some hip shop and contemporary. Her classes will be a blend of these influences, for a fun and modern Bollywood style of dance. Expect to have a great time, listen to upbeat music and learn some new dance moves!
all levels encouraged- no experience necessary!
*Susmita will be teaching these classes every Sunday in October with the exception of 10/21.
Regular drop in rates apply- You can use your membership or 10 pass to attend.

Sattvic Saturday w/ Cilla and Noah

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Saturday, Oct 20th 9-10:30am

Join Priscilla and Noah for a Sattvic Saturday class! This will be a Hatha Flow class made complete with Pranayama and Mantra. Cilla will guide you through asana and pranayama, with Noah assisting and leading Mantra Meditation.  

Register here for $15 or included in unlimited members

Yin Yoga: Hips and Spine w/ Cilla

Sunday, October 21th, 8:30-10:30am

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Join Cilla for this 2 hour Yin Yoga class designed to target the hips and spine. Through mindful assessment, long holds and breathing techniques we aim to let go of tension in the body and begin to understand and harness the mind. We create gentle stresses through these postures to promote healing and rejuvenation of the connective tissues (bones, tendons, ligaments, and fascia). This practice is great if you're busy, physically active, have an active mind, work a lot, run a lot, experience chronic pain, are healing (physically or emotionally) or wish to have a deeper understanding of why we practice yoga. As always, Cilla adds Yoga Philosophy and guides introspection while we hold postures for longer and explore.

Part of a Yin training, limited space so please register in advance

Register here for $20 please



Yin Yoga Training: Level 2

October 20 and 21

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In Level 1 we were able to go over the Yin yoga history, tenants, postures, anatomy of connective tissue and some important energetic anatomy- which we will review. Level 2 allows us to dive deeper into the practice. We have Megan Godfrey teaching us about 5 Element and Meridian theory. Megan is a teacher and acupuncture practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She holds a Masters in Five element Acupuncture and Education as well as Human Ecology.

Cilla will spend more time with Yin sequencing, theming, pranayama practices, yoga psychology and philosophy so that you will feel comfortable finding the language to guide your students in the practice, as well as offer more elements of yoga to take your classes and student’s practice to the next level. 

We will start the mornings off with Satsang and Mantra. Satsang translates into “ to associate with true people”. It is here where we can discuss yoga principals and philosophy that we can use in our lives but also offer to our students. We will discuss topics from the sacred texts of India and apply them to our modern way of living. After Satsang we will chant call and response Mantra. Mantra helps transcend the consciousness and can be a powerful meditation.

Saturday morning will have an element of Hatha yoga, to move the body and provide a balancing contrast to all the Yin activity. There will be time to structure Yin sequences and practice teach so you'll feel comfortable guiding others. You’ll leave with several Yin flows that you can offer to your students. 


Taught by Cilla E-RYT 800, BA Psychology
Noah Weisman RYT 500
Megan Godfrey 5 Element Acupuncture Practitioner

Schedule **subject to change
Saturday Oct. 20th

8:15am Intros- Satsang

Sattvic Saturday class 9-10:30am
break
10:45-11:45am Review of key concepts from level 1. Silence vs. Guidance- Yoga Philosophy and themes for a class
Lunch
1-5pm Meridian and 5 Element Theory w/ Megan

Sunday
8:30-10:30 am Yin Practice and Pranayama
10:45-12 break
12:15-3pm Posture lab: contraindications, modifications, cues, pranayama
Practice teaching: finding your voice, structuring a class/sequencing, refining your cues

Investment is $250
email us at sukhayogavt.com
 

 

 

Mapping Yin Energy: a Five Element Perspective w/ Megan Godfrey

Saturday, October 20th, 1-5pm

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A 4 hour workshop for yoga practitioners

The 5 Elements describe all life experience in the universe and how we are a microcosm of universal energy. Drawing on both Doaist and Buddhist five element traditions, we will look at Yin energy, or essential nature, Being.

The Daoist Five Elements tradition, from which Chinese meridians arises, maps yin energy in the body through meridians, or pathways of energy. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition reveals the inherit relationships between yin energy, emotion and wisdom. Together, they provide a map for working with the essence of life experience. 

In the first 2 hours, we will build an understanding of yin energy from the ground up, including discussion of the 5 elements, 12 meridians, yin and yang, and heart and mind. In the second 2 hours, we will discuss the inherent relationships between yin and energy, mind, emotion and wisdom. 

This is a class for all yoga practitioners and teachers, regardless of methodology. The material presented will orient practitioners to the 5 elements, the 12 meridians, and deepen your understanding of the nature and complexity of yin energy.


**INCLUDED IN OUR YIN LEVEL 2 TRAINING


Register here

ABOUT Megan Godfrey ~

"I have been a Five Element acupuncture practitioners for 25 years and passionately love my work. I am a nationally and Vermont certified practitioner with the privilege of having studied Five Element acupuncture with J.R. Worsley, whose 50 year career brought him renowned worldwide. I have a master's degree (MAc.) from the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture as well as licensed acupuncture (LAc.) degrees from Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in Florida and the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England.
I have taught Five Element acupuncture regionally fro the last 15 years and teach and tutor students in my practice on a continual basis. I am currently writing a book on the integration of Daoist and Buddhist five element paradigms as they pertain to emotional intelligence.
I have been a meditation practitioners for 25 years, am a senior student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, and teach both meditation and Buddhist studies."

www.megangodfrey.com

Candlelight Yin Yoga: Healing Heart w/ Lauren

Oct 28th, 5-7pm

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Join Lauren Goldstein for a Candlelight Yin Yoga and Reiki class. This two hour specialty class gives us extra time to explore long holds and targets the chest, shoulders, arms and hands. In Yin Yoga we practice on the floor, sometimes with props, and move slowly into a series of postures designed to strengthen and lengthen connective tissue in the body, and give the mind quiet and time for introspection. All props provided. Early bird rate of $20 if you register by Oct. 14th.

Registration here

Candlelight Yin and Reiki Restorative w/ Kaleigh

Sunday, Nov 18th 5-7pm

Taught by Kaleigh Mulpeter


It is easy in this day and age to run through life feeling stressed, scattered and disconnected. Join Kaleigh Mulpeter (E-RYT 200, Reiki 2) for a candlelit evening of slow, grounded movement to bring a bit more balance into your life. This two hour workshop will utilize yin and restorative yoga, calming-pranayama (breath-work), soothing essential oils and reiki energy healing to soothe your body and mind. Yin and restorative yoga use multiple props in order for the body to completely surrender, allowing us to release deeply embedded patterns of holding. By mindfully breathing, creating space in the body and cultivating mental presence we can take the benefits of yoga off of the mat and into our everyday lives. This workshop is open to all levels, all props provided. (Students may opt out of hands-on assists, reiki and essential oils as desired).

Register for only $25

Reiki Certification Training: Level I w/ Anne Cameron

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Sunday, February 10th, 9am-5pm

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Learn the History of Reiki, learn the Precepts, recieve the Level 1 Attunements so that you are tapped into this Universal Life Force energy! Learn the Chakra System and the Subtle Energy in each of our energy centers, learn the Hand Positions to give yourself a full Reiki session.
Learning Reiki I will help you to develop a beautiful Spiritual Self Care Practice so that you can discern and better manage your own energy, boundaries, feel more grounded, as well as more spiritually connected in your daily life. 
Everyone will receive Reiki I Certification upon completion of this training.
VSAC grants are accepted for this program- Limited space to keep the training in a small group setting.
Early bird investment is $200, you can officially hold your spot in the training w/ a $100 deposit (non-refundable) Space is limited to keep a small group size so register soon!

about Anne:
Anne has spent her entire adult life immersed in Holistic studies and has thousands of hours of training and Certifications in many areas of Energy work and Vibrational Tools that improve Health. 
With her deep love for her 20+ years of study in the areas of the Subtle Energies, Anne is able to empower her individual clients and students to create profound shifts in "awareness" which supports them to move towards wholeness and overall well-being, thru Individual Sessions which include: Aromatherapy, Pranayama, Reiki, Chakra/Emotional Release work, Advanced Sound Healing, Reflexology, and Ayurvedic Consultations and offering Shirodhara sessions. 
Anne has been a frequent student of the Kripalu School of Yoga & Ayurveda for the last 20 years and began her exploration of Ayurveda several years ago. She began her official training in 2013 and graduated from Kripalu's 650 Hour program to receive her certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Anne is currently on the Faculty of Teachers for the Ayurvedic Center of Vermont's 200 Hour program.  Anne offers Diet & Lifestyle Consultations to her clients. She has also been trained as a therapist for Abhyanga, Swedana and Shirodhara by Allison Morse of the Ayurvedic Center. Anne has been drawn to the Eastern Philosophy for most of her life and has continually deepened into her own personal daily practice of yoga since about 1998 and she is deeply grateful for the many beautiful teachers she has had the privilege of learning from along the way. Yoga & Ayurveda are sister sciences, and Anne is steeped into this world and continually expanding her personal growth and awareness.
She has a Master's Degree in Education and brings forth her many years as a skilled teacher, to share her
depth of knowledge about "ancient wisdom" from the many areas she has studied extensively.
Anne has 20 years of experience in the field of Aromatherapy and is a Certified Clinical Aromathapist
with over 1000 hours of extensive coursework hours in New York and Utah all approved by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA).
Anne has been a speaker on the benefits of incorporating therapeutic grade Essential Oils into your daily life at several National Conventions and has taught Essential Oils classes in VT, MA, N.H, N.Y., CT, ME, PA,CA and Canada. She teaches a very informative & empowering popular monthly class at the Ayurvedic Center of Vermont.
Anne is also a Reiki Master and Reiki Teacher and has studied the Chakra System extensively thru
Sacred Centers with International expert & author, Anodea Judith, PhD. Anne is a member of the
Vermont Reiki Association and has taught Reiki Level I, II and III to hundreds of students.
She has studied Advanced Reflexology with Geraldine Villeneuve, and Advanced Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls thru the International Sound Healing Academy taught by Satya Brat, from India.  
Anne is committed to assisting others as they embrace their own healing and move towards releasing fear and stuck energetic patterns in the body, mind, emotions, behavior and move towards an integrated wholeness, so that they can connect to their own inner peacefulness and lead their lives from their most empowered sense of self. 
Anne's capacity for listening deeply to her clients and being able to hold space for them, allows the trust needed
to partner in this healing process. Anne is skilled at guiding her clients towards taking the small steps that will create profound shifts in energy in body, mind, heart, spirit and help them to align them with their highest vision for themselves, as well as tune in to their own divine nature. 

To learn more, go to Anne's website: http://www.annecameron.com

 

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (level 1)

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Saturday and Sunday 2/16 and 2/17

This intro level Restorative training includes daily Hatha, Restorative yoga, pranayama, and mantra meditation. Posture Lab will cover in detail different restorative postures, their benefits, contraindications, modifications and gentle assists. You'll learn how to guide people in and out of these postures and how to sequence a restorative class (for yourself or others). This training concludes with a 2 hour Candlelight Restorative and Yoga Nidra class.

Saturday Feb 16th
9-5pm
Sunday Feb 17th
12-6:30pm
*Option to attend complete practice 8-10:30am, not required in 15 hours but encouraged
led by Priscilla Rybicki E-RYT 800, Certified Yoga Nidra Instructor, Continuing Education Provider

Early bird tuition $199- please email us to apply and reserve

Yoga Nidra Training: Level 1

March 16th and 17th

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This training will give you the foundations of Yoga Nidra and the skills to write your own. Understanding the powerful affects that Yoga Nidra has on the brain, discovering your own voice, creating a signature Yoga Nidra script and learning how to be available to your students after a Yoga Nidra are all important aspects that will allow you to better serve. This is a powerful practice, and is best received when performed by someone who has the knowledge of yoga psychology and theory, rather than just reading from a book or offering only a body scan. Yoga Nidra is a journey through the Koshas that can allow for positive transformation of our consciousness. It can change the way that we think and act in this world. This training is open for people who are not Yoga Teachers and is continuing education for all Registered Yoga Teachers. Level 1 is a 15 hour training.

Space is extremely limited- email us to apply. VSAC grants are accepted.