NOVEMBER 2016 NEWS


Take a moment to appreciate your life and the incredible leisure and fortune you enjoy to be able to practice yoga, to meditate, and to invest in your highest Self. For many the holidays can be a stressful, lonely or sad time. I frequently receive messages from students sharing their own private struggles and expressing gratitude for the refuge yoga practice and community offers; it reminds me daily of this quote by Plato: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."   This month, we're offering many opportunities to dive deep, to cultivate stability through meditation, to sing and discover the healing power of mantra, and to care for yourself through quiet introspective practices, in a community of like-minded souls. Come take care of you, and show up as your best self for those around you. I look forward to seeing you on the mat!  -With love and gratitude, Nicole


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2016! 


On October 23, this lively bunch of talented teachers graduated from Republic of Yoga's 200-Hour Teacher Training program! I couldn't be more grateful for each one:  Jen Anderson, Elyse Appelmann,  Camilla Bareiss, Michael Caccuitto, Jackie Cronin, Prarna Desai, Connie DiGrazia, Daphne Dodson, Erin Kaltenbrun, Lisa Li, Kathy Lipschutz, Rita Patel, Adrianne Robinson, Ryan Roden-Corrent, Christina Rowe, Jenn Smith, Nora Viniotis, Bella Verdicchio  and Jennifer Webb! Some are already teaching; in January they'll be offering free community classes on Saturday afternoons. Hats off to you all!! 


WORKSHOPS & EVENTS


CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL BALANCE 
12-HR COURSE WITH DOUG VEENHOF  
 NOVEMBER 4-6TH  
 
Republic of Yoga is pleased to welcome Nicole's meditation teacher, Doug Veenhof for a revolutionary 12-hour training that will examine 7 universal emotions, their function, how they are triggered, how they are experienced, and how bringing awareness to pivotal points of the process can allow conscious choice about how to engage with an emotion and how to constructively express it. Each training session includes detailed instructions on meditation skills drawn from the long tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Practice time is designed into each session to integrate the techniques and provide the foundation for a comprehensive and well-balanced contemplative practice to take home.
 
Schedule and Pricing: 
Friday, November 4th: 7:00-9:00pm $35
Saturday, November 5th: 1:30-6:30pm $50
Sunday, November 6th: 11:30am-4:30pm $50
 
Price for full 12-hour course: $125
 
Doug Veenhof is a certified Cultivating Emotional Balance trainer and teaches meditation around the world. He has been studying and practicing meditation for 25 years, and is a former mountain guide, award-winning journalist and author. Download audio of his meditation teachings and get more info on upcoming events at  www.douglasveenhof.com 
 
*Please email info@republicofyoga.com to reserve a spot for a single session--we will process your payment accordingly at the studio, as this option is not currently available online. 
 
 
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LEARN TO CHANT YOGA INVOCATIONS 
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS   
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12   2:00-4:00PM
    
Ever wonder what all that singing is about at the beginning and end of class? Curious about kirtan, but don't think you're a good singer? What exactly do all those mantras mean? Will chanting interfere with my personal faith? Just want to learn more about Bhakti Yoga? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Nicole Nichols will teach the meaning of the Sanskrit words, correct pronunciation, and philosophy behind traditional mantras sung in yoga classes and kirtans. Hand-outs will be provided. Open to all! $35
 
 
CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS & ALISHA NISSENFELD 
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15  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 healing gong bath played live by Alisha Nissenfeld. Reserve your spot  early as this class fills up! Regular class pricing applies.

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    2017 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
  FREE INFO SESSION WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
 
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15  8:00-9:00PM  
  
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 what, how, and why of Hatha Yoga beyond the physical practice, and those who wish to lead happy, balanced, integrated lives. Our comprehensive 10-month program is taught by Nicole Nichols and guest faculty. Come see what the buzz is about-- we'll discuss the course, with time for questions. FREE! 
 
 
 
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QIGONG & MEDITATION 
WITH 
RONEN DIVON 
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19  1:30-3:30PM
 
Literally meaning Life Energy Cultivation, Qigong is a holistic system of exercises, mostly performed standing, that includes coordinated postures and movements synchronized to one's breath; yielding a form of meditation. This ancient method is practiced for health and spiritual growth, cultivates balance of Qi (life energy) and results in self-healing, better life quality and longevity.

Join Ronen Divon, a Qigong and Tai Chi practitioner of over twenty-five years, and a seasoned Yoga and Tai Chi teacher--he will share the basic principles of Qigong practice and will guide participants through exercises leading to meditation. Please wear comfortable clothes, no previous experience is required. Open to all! $35
 
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THANKSGIVING DAY YOGA 
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS 
THURSDAY  NOVEMBER 24  9:00-10:30AM   
 
Join Nicole Nichols and get your holiday started with a juicy all-levels vinyasa flow class, concluding with a gratitude meditation. Happy Thanksgiving! Regular class pricing applies. 
 

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BLACK FRIDAY CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE YOGA
WITH KERI MARINO
FRIDAY  NOVEMBER 25  6-7:15PM
 
J oin Keri Marino and recharge your battery on Black Friday with a soothing restorative yoga class to calm the nervous system and heal the body from the inside out. With ample props for support, long holds in each posture, guided imagery and soothing sounds, this class will offer each practitioner the space to deeply relax after the holiday. Regular class pricing applies. 
 

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KIRTAN WITH NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGTON
FRIDAY  DECEMBER 2   7:45-9:00PM
 
Narayani Noelle returns with special guests Courtney Long on upright bass and Vikram Verma on tabla  for a joyful music meditation called Kirtan! While Kirtan is rooted in ancient traditions of chanting the names of divine gods and goddess, it has evolved into an opportunity to free your voice while practicing your personal intention, and is a practice to free and heal the heart. Open to all! $20
 
 
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5ELEMENTS AIR FLOW MINI-WORKSHOP
WITH NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGTON  
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3  1:30-4:00PM

5Elements Flow is a dynamic vinyasa flow practice within the Kunga Yoga methodology developed by Kristin Cooper and inspired by the teachings of Ayurveda.
 
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, and rapid vinyasa flow practice, followed by an opportunity to go into their own flow. $40

Top 3 benefits for students:
  • An opportunity to free the body/mind through creative sequencing and exploration
  • After warming up with rapid, creative sequencing, there is time at the end of the practice for the student to go into their own self-guided flow and enjoy the music.
  • The class closes with a lengthy relaxation and live music.   

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS:

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Sunday, November 6 at 2:00am - Set your clocks back!
 
ENTER OUR NOVEMBER RAFFLE TO WIN A PRIVATE LESSON WITH NICOLE: Each time you take class, you can enter our monthly drawing for a yoga lesson designed just for you.

CONGRATULATIONS STACEY PARKS! She won the October raffle--2 workshops! 
You gotta be in it, to win it!
 
 
NEW STUDENT SPECIAL OFFER

3 CLASSES FOR $30
Come experience our exceptional yoga classes and workshops!
To be used within 30 days. Available in studio only--not sold online.
 

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