Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra w/ Cilla
Sunday, February 24, 3-5pm
Taught by Priscilla ERYT1000, certified in Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra Teacher
Yin Yoga is a unique style of asana where we are encouraged to find our individual edge of sensation and stay with this in stillness for several minutes. It's accessible for most and teaches us to be calm, still and introspective. There are so many physiological benefits, but the beauty of Yin Yoga lies in the subtle practice of self-study, meditation, and yogic philosophy. It can be a great tool to allow us to feel better in our bodies but also to experience a connection between mind, body, and spirit. When we overcome the mind we can better connect to our true nature: that part of us that is filled with unconditional love and compassion.
Yoga Nidra or "Yogic Sleep" is a profound introspective and transformative practice. This ancient technique requires little of the practitioner, just the intention to stay awake, listen to the guide and be open to whatever occurs. It is a relaxation system that guides you to a more expanded state of consciousness by using a series of body, breath, visualization and awareness techniques. Through the slowing of brain activity and deep relaxation of the physical body, we can naturally filter parts of the mind. When our brain wave states are similar to those in sleep, we disengage from our thoughts and can more easily observe them (as opposed to believe or be consumed by them). In this process we may have profound realizations and overcome intense emotions such as fear, anger or sadness. It allows us to get out of our own way and experience our true nature.
These 2 practices combined provide deep relaxation and healing for the mind, body and soul.
Early Bird Registration $25
Arm Balance Workshop w/ Noah and Cilla
Saturday, March 2, at 3–5pm
Join us for a workshop exploring different Arm Balances and Handstands! We'll move through a flow class to warm up the wrists, hands, arms and shoulders before breaking down entering into arm balances safely and effectively. Whether you're working on crow or pressing to handstand, we have you covered! There will be time in class for Noah and Priscilla to work with you individually, based on your personal needs. The only prerequisite is keeping an open mind and heart!
Full Spectrum Restorative Yoga with Cilla and Pepper Lee CBD
Sunday, March 3rd, 12-1:30pm
Join us for a Restorative Yoga class, incorporating full spectrum CBD, self-massage, reiki, and Mantra. Cilla will guide you through a Gentle restorative yoga class with an emphasis on pain relief and relaxation. Before class you’ll receive a CBD gummy from Upstate Elevator Supply co., and 1/2 oz. jar of Pepper Lee muscle rub that you can use during class as well as take home with you. We will begin with calming pranayama, and some self massage techniques w/ the salve, before moving into a restorative yoga. Hillary will offer reiki healing throughout the class. During Shavasana, you’ll be serenaded with Mantra Meditation for a complete experience. Elevate the mind, body and soul. Stay after for complimentary tea, meet the creators of the products, ask questions and hang out with great company! Class ends at 1:30pm but please allow some time to stay after to have tea and conversation in the Shakti Shop
1/2 oz Pepper Lee Muscle Rub to take home
Upstate Elevator Supply Co. CBD gummy before class
Tea after class
Early bird registration $18
Reiki Level II Training w/ Anne Cameron
Sunday, March 10th, 9am-6pm
Learn the Sacred Symbols, Dive Deeper into Balancing the Chakras, Scanning the Aura, you will have Hands-On Practice time in class with students taking turns on a massage table to give & receive Reiki Sessions, you will learn how to Send Distant Reiki and will actually have the opportunity to do a 15 minute Hands-on session in class, you will be receiving the Reiki II attunement to deepen your connection to this energy and at the end of the training, you will receive your Reiki II Practitioner Level Certificate!
Email us at sukhayogavt.com if interested in being placed on waiting list. This class is limited to 12 and our Reiki Level 1 graduates have first dibs until Feb 20th.
Yoga Nidra Training w/ Cilla
March 16th and 17th
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.
Space is extremely limited- email us to apply. VSAC grants are accepted.
Complete Practice with Cilla and Noah
Sunday, March 24th, 8-10:30am
A longer, intentional practice that includes Asana, Pranayama and Mantra meditation with Priscilla and Noah.
Join us for a two and a half hour complete practice incorporating the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. Class begins w/ grounding mantra and intention setting. As we move through a Hatha flow, we pay careful attention to our engagement, alignment and breath. Postures are held for longer and the class is structured with a building affect, each posture preparing us for something a little bit deeper or more challenging in the practice. Students are encouraged to use their own discernment whether they stay with the foundational variation of a posture or decide that they are ready to push past their comfort zone and challenge themselves by trying advanced asana postures. We will practice a strong standing series to build heat, strength and stabilty before winding down the practice with longer held postures to release stored tension and prepare for mantra meditation. Those of us who practice regularly know that an hour can go by so quickly, when we take the time and care to prepare our body and mind w/ this longer style class we are able to go deeper in our meditation practice.
Some experience preferred but modifications are offered for those new to the practice. Can be physically and mentally challenging for some, but all levels are encouraged, especially those who wish to deepen their practice, not only of the physical body, but of the more subtle aspects of the breath and mind.
$25 each, $40 for 2 people
Roll out the Body: A Massage Therapy Ball Workshop
Saturday, Mar 30th, 2019 at 3 - 5pm
Join Jintina Sundarabhaya, ERYT 200, Certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Tune Up Teacher.
Join us for this Self Care workshop! You'll learn how to use Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls to give yourself effective deep tissue massage. In this class, Jintina will guide you through a sequence with the tune up balls, to relieve tension from the muscle and connective tissues, increase your range of motion, and lead to an overall feeling of deep relaxation. No experience necessary!
EARLY BIRD PRICING!
$45 Includes balls to take home
$30 Bring your own balls
Maha Sadhana Master Class w/ Raghunath
Saturday, April 13th, 10am-12:30pm
If you haven't had a chance to take a class with Raghunath at our studio or missed Wanderlust, you're in for a treat. Traveling yogi and servant of servants, Raghunath, will inspire you to take flight. Launch your practice to the next level with Raghu in a powerful and playful class filled with inspiration and insight. Discover and excavate the subtle strength needed to fly up to handstands, float to inversions, and enter deep into the heart of the pose. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape, as you push your edge and realize your potential. In authentic Raghu style, class will be interlaced with chanting, an underpinning of down-to earth spirituality, and instructions for contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, open your heart.
Activating your subtle strength: masters vinyasa, chanting, pranayama & philosophy
Flight School w/ Raghunath!
Sunday, April 14th, 9-11:30am
FLIGHT SCHOOL: noun \ˈflīt\ noun \ˈskül\ (2 hours)
You will literally elevate your physical & spiritual practice with Raghunath, servant of flight, in his famously popular, powerful & playful class – Flight School. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape, as you push your edge and realize your potential, no matter what level you’re at. Experience Raghunath’s bold approach to encountering sophisticated vinyasa; asanas that once seemed unattainable will be dissected and made approachable. In authentic Raghunath style, class will be interlaced with chanting and stories from classic Indian texts, rooted in down to earth spirituality, and instructions for living a contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, and open your heart, Flight School is in session.
Candlelight Yin and Reiki Restorative with Lauren
Sunday, April 21, 5-7pm
Join Lauren for a night of relaxation and rejuvenation! This two hour speciality class combines Yin postures to work connective tissues and restorative postures to soften muscles. These practices, combined with reiki healing work, bring us to a state of relaxation, both in the body and the mind. This class is accessible to all and extremely meditative. Great for those who have tight or sore muscles, chronic pain, a busy mind, stress, trauma or anyone who wants to relax.