DECEMBER 2016 NEWS


Has the pain of staying the same become greater than the fear of change for you? As we reach the end of 2016 and with the Winter Solstice approaching, we are entering a season of change. One often-quoted definition of insanity is 'doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.' There is no better time for introspection, evaluation, renunciation, and jubilation that the end of the year. This month Republic of Yoga has a wealth of opportunities for you to let go of what is holding you back, and create space for what is new to lift you up--sing it out, dance it out, shake it off, look within, turn it upside down!  On December 4th, Republic of Yoga is rolling out a new schedule, in the spirit of growing, and in response to feedback from our community. Visit our website to see all the details, and look for an email from me with a sneak peek at the new schedule later this week. I look forward to letting go of 2016 with love, and opening up to the magnificent potential awaiting all of us in 2017--let's grow together! I'll see you on the mat.  Love, Nx


WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

KIRTAN
  WITH NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGTON   
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND 7:45-9:00PM       
 
Narayani Noelle Whittington returns to Republic of Yoga with special guests for a music meditation called Kirtan! While Kirtan has its roots in ancient traditions of chanting the names of divine gods and goddess, it has now evolved into an opportunity to free your voice while practicing your personal intention.  Kirtan is a practice to heal the heart, no musical experience or talent is necessary, and anyone can participate! It's your choice to sing along, or simply to listen. You can sit, stand, or dance! As the Swahili saying goes, "If you can talk, you can sing, and if you can walk, you can dance!" $20
 
 
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5ELEMENTS AIR FLOW MINI-WORKSHOP  
WITH NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGTON  
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3   1:30-4:00PM
    
Join Narayani Noelle Whittington for 5Elements Air Flow--a rapid, uplifting, and playful practice which emphasizes strong yet soft fluid movement. 5Elements Air Flow represents freedom, mobility, and creativity. This practice can help with breaking through old mental patterns, as well as breaking through habitual patterns within the body. 5Elements Air Flow is for intermediate to advanced students who enjoy a dynamic, creative vinyasa flow practice, and closes with a lengthy relaxation and live music. All are welcome, $40

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2017 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 
  FREE INFO SESSION WITH NICOLE NICHOLS  
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3  4:30-5:30PM  
TUESDAY DECEMBER 13  8:00-9:00PM 
 
  
Come see what the buzz is about! Republic of Yoga's vinyasa-based teacher training is a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance registered program that merges traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and philosophy with Tibetan Buddhist principles. This course was developed for those who aspire to be great yoga teachers, those who want to learn the w hat, how, and why of Hatha Yoga beyond the physical practice, and who wish to lead happy, balanced, integrated lives. 
 
NOTE: This 5-star, comprehensive program is taught by Nicole Nichols and guest faculty and will not be offered again until 2019-now is the time! FREE.
 
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SATURDAY COMMUNITY CLASSES
WITH RECENT GRADUATES OF THE 200-HR TEACHER TRAINING!    
SATURDAYS, STARTING DECEMBER  3, 5:00-6:00PM

The Community Class is a 60-minute practice, suitable for all levels, designed and taught by the graduates of our 2016 200-Hour Teacher Training program. This class is offered by donation, with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund to support a student in the 2017 200-Hour Teacher Training.

  
 
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THE ART OF INVERSION
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS   
SATURDAY DECEMBER 10  3:00-5:00PM

Are you wishing you could effortlessly float up into a handstand, but secretly terrified of falling? This workshop is for you! Safely explore the primary inversions-hand stand, forearm stand, head stand, and shoulder stand. Join Nicole Nichols and  learn alignment principles and balance and strength-building techniques to develop a steady and joyful inversion practice, geared to help you overcome the fear and disorientation that often accompany going upside down.   Everyone will have a space to work at the wall. All are welcome, especially beginners! $35
 
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CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS AND ALISHA NISSENFELD    
TUESDAY DECEMBER 13  5:45-7:15PM
  
This special class features chanting, meditation and a slow-flow vinyasa practice, culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a deeply nourishing and restorative gong bath played live by Alisha Nissenfeld.  The body and mind relax and surrender to the healing energies of the Gong, allowing students to experience healing on all levels of being as vibrations pass over and through them--leaving them feeling balanced, peaceful, and light.  During this healing and rejuvenating experience, students will relax comfortably with bolsters and props. Aaahhh...  We recommend that you reserve your spot in advance. Regular class pricing applies.
 
 
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WINTER YOGA MALA  
WITH 
HOLLIE SUE MANN  
SATURDAY DECEMBER 17  1:30-4:00PM
 
The yoga Mala is an ancient and elegant practice consisting of 108 sun salutations at the beginning of each new season.  The Mala is deeply personal, as you set your own intentions for the coming season of life--as a group practice, we take part in the shared goal of letting go of what is no longer serving us, and create some space for what awaits us in the coming year.   Join Hollie Sue Mann and celebrate the Winter Solstice with this reverent, special class. The sun salutations will be divided into 4 sets of 27, with breaks in between and plenty of time to rest and regroup. In addition to the asana, there will be chanting, meditation, and a long, restorative rest at the end. You needn't be an advanced practitioner to participate; you need only a desire to honor the passing of Autumn and the beginning of the Winter season, a time of deep introspection and quietude. $40   
  
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BACH YOUR ASANA!  
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS 
FRIDAY  DECEMBER 23  5:45-7:15PM   
 
Join Nicole Nichols for this festive all-levels feel-good class set to the music of J.S. Bach, and get your holiday glow going!   Regular Class pricing applies.        


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2016 RELEASE: DISCO! 
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS 
SATURDAY  DECEMBER 31  9:00-10:30AM
 
We're closing out 2016 with a little bit of extra sparkle! Get your New Year's Eve party started early with Nicole--expect a fuel-injected, all-levels vinyasa class that will take you on out on a high note! Extra credit for "appropriate attire..."   Regular class pricing applies.  
 
   
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NEW YEAR'S DAY WORKSHOP:
CANDLELIT RESTORATIVE YOGA & CHANTING
WITH
KERI MARNIO 
SUNDAY  JANUARY 1   3:00-5:00PM
 
Join Keri Marino for a gentle yoga workshop that focuses on relaxing and letting go. Deep breathing practices, slow movements, and calming postures in a peaceful, candlelit atmosphere will provide you with time and space to relieve the stress and pressure of day to day life. Take some time to settle in to the New Year and regroup after the Holidays. This special workshop will conclude with yogic chanting to set the tone for a graceful transition into 2017. Open to all! $35 
 
 
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NOTEWORTHY NEWS:

SAVE THE DATES: Jessica Stickler is returning to ROY January 6th to 9th--she'll be teaching classes and 2 special workshops, and is also available for private lessons and In-Class private lessons. Check our website for details.

ENTER OUR DECEMBER RAFFLE TO WIN A $50 REPUBLIC OF YOGA GIFT CARD: Each time you take class, you can enter our monthly drawing .
 
CONGRATULATIONS DAWN BEHM! She won the November raffle--a private lesson with Nicole. Y
ou gotta be in it, to win it!
 
REFER A FRIEND! We'll give you a free class for each new student who enters your name in the 'referred by' field of our client information form, and purchases the Introductory Offer, 3 classes for $30. Woot! It's that simple. (Your free class is valid for 60 days).

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202 Ledgestone Way  
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 460-0080