Candlelight Yoga Nidra with Cilla
Thursday, August 22, 7:30-8:30pm
Class begins with pranayama and a short sound meditation with singing bowls. Yoga Nidra is practiced lying on the floor in a comfortable position (typically with props). We provide a bolster, blanket, blocks and eye pillow if wanted. Feel free to bring anything else to be completely comfortable (pillow, comfy clothes etc).
Yoga Nidra is an ancient and accessible guided technique that can lead us toward greater self-awareness and implement positive transformation in our lives. Nidra means “sleep” in sanskrit, so this practice can be considered “yogic sleep”, only we are not really sleeping, but rather reaching a relaxed state of consciousness that is in-between wakefulness and sleep. It is more like conscious sleep, where we use a systematic method to induce physical, mental and emotional relaxation but the Self stays awake and aware. By becoming deeply relaxed and guided through the Koshas (or sheaths of existence), we are able to escape our constantly “thinking” mind, and move closer to our true Self, free of the mind and false ego. In this relaxed state of mind, we plant the seeds of our Sankalpa to implement positive transformation.
*included in memberships and 10 passes
$14 to drop in
Kirtan w/ Prema Hara
Friday, Sept 6th 7-9pm
Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to the love of Kirtan and living that joy with others!
Attracted by Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, Kamaniya and Keshavacharya Das have spent many years living in ashrams, searching for the divine through devotional service and singing. Seeing the impact of chanting on people, they were inspired to commit their lives to sharing the universal spiritual practice of kirtan with the Western world.
Known for her joyful expression, Kamaniya’s love for sacred chanting is apparent. As well as leading her own kirtan for the past decade, she has accompanied eminent devotional singers such as Shyamdas, Jai Uttal, Girish, Durga Das and Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits.
Keshavacharya Das’ search for a deeper meaning to life led him to a little Indian town amongst shrines and sadhus, where kirtan became his life. For years as a monk his every breath was spent in meditating on and celebrating divine sound. He spent the last few years traveling across the USA leading kirtan at many yoga studios and retreat centers. Keshavacharya’s acclaimed debut album, Crying of the Soul, has become a favorite among many kirtan CD collections.
Prema Hara’s debut album Sweet Surrender was released internationally in March 2010 by Mantralogy, followed by the highly acclaimed Tears of Love, released in April 2011.
Distributed by Warner Brothers, Mantralogy is a conscious lifestyle resource delivering music, products, and transformational events that center around the growing subculture of sacred music.
Partner Thai Massage Workshop with Kristin Borquist
Saturday, September 21st, 3-5pm
It's a dance, it's a yoga practice, it's a way to have a beautiful conversation without saying a word, it's Thai Bodywork.
Bring a friend, a loved one, family, a fellow yogi or yogini to share the learning and bliss. Thai Bodywork is good for the giver and for the receiver, a practice of alignment in motion, both physically and energetically.
We will have a brief warm up to get flowing then dive right in to the experience with a fully guided practice. You'll have real time with your special someone and head home with some simple yet powerful techniques to share.
Offering Thai Massage for home practice is one of Kristin's favorite things to do. Adding even a little bit of Thai to life can bring sweetness, spice, peace, listening and laughter. She has been a community bodyworker for over 25 years, a Thai practitioner for 19 years and is grateful for all the practice and love her clients have taught her.
Register here for Early Bird - $50 a pair
Sacred Sound Sanctuary with Melinda Kinzie
Sunday, Sept 22nd, 5-7pm
Sacred Sound Sanctuary is a group event best explained as part shamanic sound healing journey & energy medicine salon. Lay down, let go, rest & restore in a safe & light filled multidimensional temple space created just for you & your blossoming.
Melinda transmits the language of light using voice, crystal singing bowls, drum, bells, chimes & all manner of sacred sound tools.Come as you are, bring your own mat, pillow, blanket, crystals, etc..... There will be bolsters, blankets and blocks provided for support.
Please enjoy Melinda’s sound recording Bluelk by clicking link below:
Intro to Sound Healing and Meditation Training
with Nancy Borg and Cilla Weisman
Sat/Sun, September 28th and 29th, 9-4pm
This training is open to anyone, but will also act as continuing education for yoga teachers. In addition to learning and practicing with the bowls, you'll get to experience Hatha Yoga enhanced with a Sound Bath shavasana, as well as a Restorative Yoga, Yin and Sound Bath Meditations.
Both Nancy and Cilla bring years of experience in the field to greater assist yoga teachers. They strive to provide a safe space, filled with positive intentions.
Sat sept 28th 9-4 pm
Sunday 29th 9-4 pm
15 Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance
10 Contact Hours
5 Non-Contact Hours
What you’’ll learn:
The basics of Sound Healing: how it works, benefits, and contraindications
Technique: placement of bowls, creating soothing vibrations, intention
Sound Bath: How to offer sound healing during shavasana
Using Bowls for Restorative Yoga: How to place and strike the bowls on students during a restorative yoga class
Different Sound Meditations that you can practice on yourself or others
Essential oils 101: Learn the basics of aromatherapy and how to include it in your classes
Koshas, Chakras and Prana
Samskara and Emotional Release
Nancy has been practicing Yoga regularly for more than 25 years, became 200 RYT Hatha certified in 2012 and has been teaching steadily since that time. She became certified to teach Yin Yoga Level with Sagel Urlacher at Sukha Yoga Studio, going on to add Yin Yoga Level II and Restorative Levels I & II with Cilla. Nancy is continually learning and studying, including workshops with Sri Dharma Mitra, anatomy workshops at Omega, as well as several other local classes and workshops. Nancy has also completed 200 Hr Ayurveda Integration program with The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont in Williston, Vermont, is a Reiki Level II practitioner, is Ishta Level I Certified Tibetan Healing Bowl practitioner and has a strong mantra meditation practice. Nancy regularly teaches workshops that include Sound Healing, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Aromatherapy and Yoga Nidra. She is currently enrolled an advanced 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sukha Yoga.
Cilla began practicing yoga in 2002. She’s been teaching yoga for 10+ years, and has been a certified Massage Therapist and body worker since 2004. She holds over 1000 hours in formal Yoga Teacher Trainings, along with continuing education and certificates in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Sound Healing, Advanced Assists, Ayurveda, and Marma Point Therapy. She and her husband, Noah, currently operate Sukha Yoga, where they serve by sharing Bhakti Yoga and offering Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education Courses. They also offer trainings in India with SuperSoul Yoga annually.
Limited Space as there are limited bowls to practice on. Please reach out to us with any questions.
Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit here or pay $299 full tuition.
Reiki Level I with Anne Cameron
Sunday, October 6th, 9am-5pm
Learn the history of Reiki, learn the precepts, receive Level I Attunements so that you are tapped into this Universal Life Force energy, learn about the Chakra System and Subtle Energy in each our 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, create clearer boundaries, feel more grounded, as well as more spiritually connected in your daily life.
Everyone will receive Reiki Level I Certification upon completion of this training.
Tuition investment $200, We keep this particular training intimate and have limited space. You can HOLD your spot with a $100 nonrefundable deposit. VSAC non-degree grants accepted.
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.
Prenatal Yoga Training w/ Beth Elise Kruger for this 16 hour prenatal training course
Saturday Oct. 12 and 13th
“Prenatal Yoga Training: Part 1 (of 3):”
This class is for Yoga Teachers or practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge of pregnancy and prenatal yoga. You can take this weekend as a stand alone course or use it toward a full 85 hour Prenatal Yoga Training.
What we'll cover:
Introduction to Prenatal Yoga—Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Prenatal Yoga—Why and How its Different—Phase of Life/Information gathering, etc
Birth: History, Philosophy, Creating a Birth Culture in Class
Structuring your Class for Pregnancy
Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy, Pranayama for Pregnancy
**Catered Lunch included in tuition
VSAC non-degree grants accepted
Yin Yoga level 1 Training Course with Cilla
Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th
Yin Yoga is a unique style of asana where we are encouraged to find our individual edge of sensation and stay with this edge in stillness for several minutes. It's accessible for everyone and teaches us to be calm, still and introspective. We can use props to support us and we sharpen our discernment while choosing our individual edge. The postures target our connective tissue, and promote a strengthening and lengthening of this complex network. There are so many physiological benefits, but the beauty of Yin Yoga lies in the subtle practice of self-study, meditation, and application of 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.
We will cover:
* The anatomy of connective tissue, discussing fascia, joints, and bones.
* Energetic anatomy: the koshas, chakras, prana vayus, pranayama techniques and how to incorporate them into your class.
* Yin postures, how to instruct them and their contraindications, modifications and benefits
* How to sequence an intelligent and safe Yin class for your students or home practice.
There are qualities of Yin and Yang in everything in nature. To balance out this quiet, still and introspective practice we also offer a strong Vinyasa class and Mantra meditation.
Students will leave with the knowledge and confidence to design a Yin class that is safe and effective.
This Yin training is unique from other Yin trainings because we incorporate the ancient teachings of Bhakti yoga. We will discuss the Energetic Anatomy of Prana Vayus, Nadis and Chakras. This training blends up to date anatomy with the timeless truths of Yoga philosophy to offer a Yin style class that can help you deepen your spiritual practice and broaden your perspective.
*VSAC grants accepted, This course counts as Continuing Education through Yogaallianceinternational
Register here for Early Bird $350 ** Tuition includes manual & catered lunch of rice and daal Saturday and Sunday