SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWS


Fall is my favorite season. The Autumnal Equinox is a time of perfect balance between light and darkness. This duality between light and dark exists within all of us. All things must die before they can be born again, and much like the spiritual journey--often we must go through the darkness to get to the light. Autumn is a beautiful time of preparation as we reflect inwardly in order to gain wisdom and strength to move forward once again into the light--in nature, as well as in our hearts. Join us this month for many opportunities to embrace both the light and the dark, and set intentions for your visions and goals for the new season. I look forward to seeing you on the mat!
~Nicole

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

TWO GREAT CLASSES ON LABOR DAY, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5!
9:00-10:30AM ALL LEVELS VINYASA WITH NICOLE NICHOLS

11:00AM-12:30PM FUNDAMENTALS WITH MIRIAM TREMBLAY
 
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KIRTAN 
WITH KAT FARLEY AND COURTNEY LONG   
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9  7:45-9:00PM 

Over the last year, Kat and Courtney have been collaborating to create a collection of fresh arrangements of familiar chants. Kat has a wide vocal range and can lull you to peace with a sweet chant or awaken your spirit with power. Courtney plays acoustic guitar and is an attentive accompanist to Kat, offering his own vocal presence. In addition to their original arrangements, you'll enjoy some 'covers' of familiar kirtans. Come experience this joyful kirtan experience! $20 

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VINYASA FLOW & GONG BATH

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7   6:15-7:45PM WITH MICHA FEDERICO & ALISHA NISSENFELD
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER  20  5:45-7:15PM WITH NICOLE NICHOLS & ALISHA NISSENFELD

Experience the bliss of the gong bath twice a month!  This special class features chanting, meditation, and a slow-flow vinyasa practice, culminating in a  20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha Nissenfeld. Reserve your spot  early as this class fills up! Regular class pricing applies.
 
   
AUTUMN YOGA MALA
WITH HOLLE SUE MANN  
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24 2:00-4:30PM  

The Yoga Mala is an ancient and elegant practice consisting of 108 sun salutations at the beginning of each new season. A  deeply personal experience, come set your intentions for the coming season in beautiful shared practice, as we unite in letting go of what no longer serves us, and create space for all that awaits.   Join Hollie Sue Mann and celebrate the transition to Fall with this reverent, special class. The practice will be divided into 4 sets of 27 sun salutes, with breaks in between and plenty of time to rest and regroup. There will also 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 summer and the beginning of the Autumnal season. $40    
   
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YOGA & SELF DISCOVERY: VISIONS AND GOALS
WITH MICHA FEDERICO
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25 1:30-3:30PM


D o you feel like you are moving through life not fully living? Surely no one set out to just get through each day, to reach the end of their life, regretting not doing something more. Sometimes we just don't know who we can be, or what we can do to feel that we are living a purposeful, meaningful, joyful life. Perhaps nobody's ever asked us what that would look like. Perhaps we've never taken the time to ask ourselves... Join Micha Federico for an afternoon workshop combining yoga practice and life coaching tools to assist you in uncovering yourself. Start the journey into the life you've always imagined! $35   
 
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KIRTAN 
WITH 
NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGTON
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 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 FIRE FLOW MINI WORKSHOP
WITH 
NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGTON
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 1:00-3:30PM

Narayani Noelle Whittington returns with the 3rd Installment in the 5Elements Flow series--this one will be a hot hot hot, level 2-3 practice!   5Elements Flow is a dynamic vinyasa practice within the Kunga Yoga methodology developed by Kristin Cooper and inspired by the teachings of Ayurveda. 5Elements Fire Flow is a rapid, motivating, and energetic practice that emphasizes strong, powerful movement and purification! 5Elements Fire Flow represents heat, and the practice of "tapas" or discipline. This practice can help with digestion and detoxification, as well as breaking through habitual patterns. 5Elements Fire Flow is for intermediate/advanced students wishing to strengthen the body and mind through core cultivation, heat building salutations, and arm balancing. This practice is rapid and expansive, closing with a lengthy relaxation. $40   

 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AUGUST RAFFLE WINNER, IMARA PERERA:
YOU WON A 5-CLASS PACKAGE! 
 
Each time you come to class in September, enter to win an $80 gift certificate to the beautiful Spa at Stone Creek!


SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 3RD ANNIVERSARY!
All classes $10, proceeds benefit Veterans Yoga Project in the Carolinas

Stay tuned for details, registration, and a link to donate--thank you! 

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