APRIL NEWS
This month brings the excitement of spring, of things blooming new, and the colors and scents of North Carolina. One of my visions for Republic of Yoga was to bring extraordinary guest teachers to our community, and this month Jessica Stickler will be at the studio teaching all my classes and a few workshops as I head to Whistler for the lululemon 2016 Ambassador Summit. Jessica is one of the senior teachers at the New York Jivamukti Yoga flagship school--don't miss this opportunity to take your practice back to the source! See her complete teaching schedule at 
Namaste,
Nicole

EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
PRIDDY FAMILY BENEFIT CLASS
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS & MICHA FEDERICO
SUNDAY, APRIL 3  2:30-4:00PM

In early February, our friend Jami Priddy suffered the unimaginable and unexpected loss of her husband, Zach. Our community is uniting to support her and their three beautiful daughters, Viviane (4), Cecilia (2), and Colette (6 months).  Micha and Nicole have teamed up to offer a practice in celebration of life and love. Nicole will open with chanting and a vinyasa flow; Micha will guide you through a grounding heart-opening series, and we'll finish with a deeply restorative savasana, set to a soundtrack of Jami & Zach's favorite songs.  This special class is an offering to raise funds to help offset unexpected medical expenses and to create support for Jami's day-to-day needs at home with her girls. As the family moves on without their beloved Zach, we are showing up for her with our support.

Please note: Donations may be made by credit card in advance; iPads and laptops linked directly to a YOUCARING site set up for the family will be on hand at the event. Checks may be written to Jami Priddy. We cannot use your credit cards on file, or take any donations through the studio, for tax reasons. T hank you in advance for your generosity in supporting this young family at this time of loss. 
 


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YOGA & GONG BATH
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS & ALISHA NISSENFELD
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6   6:15-7:45PM

Feeling stressed out, tapped out, or just plain out of it? Join Nicole and Alisha for an extraordinary healing experience through sound and yoga. Nicole will open you up with mantra and a slow vinyasa flow, and Alisha will take you on a magic carpet ride with a deeply resonant sound bath experience played on the gong. Come push your 'reset' button. Regular class price, free for first-time students. *Please note that this class sells out--secure your spot by registering online. 


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WAKING UP: SPIRITUALITY NOW--EXCHANGING SELF WITH OTHERS 
(COMPASSION IN ACTION)
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SATURDAY, APRIL 9  1:30-3:30PM
 
The second installment (rescheduled from March 26) in our series on Spirituality dives deeper into the practice of compassion. At the heart of Buddha's 84,000 teachings is bodhicitta: the awakening mind that holds the wish for enlightenment in order to free all sentient beings from suffering and lead them to happiness and freedom. We'll discuss the 5-part method of exchanging self with other, including tong-len meditation, with a healing slow flow asana practice designed to open the heart. $35


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MEET JESSICA STICKLER

Jessica Stickler grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has always felt an irresistible magnetic pull towards New York City, where she has been living since 1998. Jessica discovered yoga as a means to manage anxiety and depression, and was attracted to the beauty of the forms and the depth of the philosophy.  Jessica is an advanced certified (800-hr) Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and serves as a mentor in Jivamukti's apprentice teaching program. She teaches the Jivamukti method internationally in Australia, Germany, Trinidad, and the Czech Republic. She loves to teach a wide range of students from beginners through advanced practitioners, and has worked closely with those who are recovering from injury.  Her classes incorporate dynamic movement, often choreographic sequencing, with special attention to alignment and modification options. Classes are infused with a variety of inspiring music, meditation, and spiritual teachings.

JIVAMUKTI MASTER CLASS
WITH JESSICA STICKLER
FRIDAY, APRIL 15  6:30-8:30PM

Sweaty Vinyasa for the curious and adventurous. This musically and spiritually infused class incorporates all of the elements of the Jivamukti experience, from your toes to your crown chakra! Come enjoy a full-spectrum practice that includes bhakti, nada yoga, compassion and meditation, and learn from one of the senior teachers of this world-renowned method. $25
 
 
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THE ART OF INVERSION 
WITH JESSICA STICKLER
SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH  1:30-3:30PM
 
Are you wishing you could be one of those yogis who effortlessly floats 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 Jessica Stickler for a practice geared to help you overcome the fear and disorientation that often accompanies inversion practice, and discover the benefits of these magnificent poses. E veryone will have a space to work at the wall; you'll learn alignment principles and balance and strength-building techniques to develop a confident inversion practice.
All are welcome, especially beginners. $35
 
 
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YOGA ASANA LAB 
WITH JESSICA STICKLER
SUNDAY, APRIL 17  3:00-5:00PM

This yoga asana lab will be part practice and part anatomy investigation. Come debunk those confounding poses, and take your practice to the next level. Open to students and teachers alike, we will approach our understanding of alignment, anatomy, and movement from a practical and personal basis. We will explore specifics of the anatomy of the spine and put that knowledge into embodied experience. In asana lab, students and teachers frequently come to discover that knowing anatomy dramatically changes our experience of the practice. $35
 
 
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NEWSWORTHY
NOW ON SUNDAYS - VINYASA LEVEL 2
WITH WADE OLIVE, 1:00 - 2:15PM
STARTS APRIL 3
 
Missing your level 2 practice on Sundays? Join Wade for a 75-minute vinyasa class to keep your Sunday strong! 
 
 
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4-PART SERIES: QI INFUSED YOGA
WITH BRENDA SCHNABLE
THURSDAYS 10:30-11:45AM   APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28

Qi Infused Yoga melds two ancient systems into one, creating a unique and innovative mind/body practice. The physical and contemplative facet combines Qigong movements and yoga asanas into one flowing practice. Gentle yet energizing, Qi Infused Yoga benefits all practitioners. Regular class pricing applies, drop-ins welcome.
  • Detoxify your body naturally
  • Increase your life-force energy
  • Focus on energy verses muscle strength and flexibility
 
Brenda Schnable is a senior yoga therapist and instructor and an author of two award winning books: Access Your Inner Power: Awakening Your Health and Vitality and Qi Infused Yoga®. She has developed Qi Infused Yoga®, that melds the flowing movements of Qigong and yoga postures into one fluid vinyasa practice. She is passionate about helping people gain and maintain their health, sharing yoga to all, especially baby boomers. She holds the status of E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance, is certified in 24 Postures of Therapeutic Qigong, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
 
 
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MONDAY AGELESS CLASS IS NOW GENTLE YOGA 10:30 - 11:45AM
Gentle classes offered M-W-F-Sun! Check the schedule for teachers and times.
 
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SAM SATHER WILL RETURN AT THE END OF APRIL!
Have you been missing SAM's wonderful gentle and YIN classes? She's been recovering from foot surgery and will be back teaching her regular classes at the end of the month. Welcome back, SAM!
 




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