OCTOBER 2016 NEWS


It's a new season, a new year for the studio, and we are excited to be turning our focus to cultivating balance, inside and out. As the weather turns cooler, come stay warm with us! This month we offer opportunities to consciously connect to the earth, get grounded in our emotions, and tune in and listen to our deepest intuition--the inner sense of highest self that often becomes clouded when we seek answers externally, rather than looking within for our truth. 

We had a fantastic 3rd Anniversary celebration on October 1st! Thank you to all who attended our special classes (I was thrilled to learn so many enjoy a little disco party as much as I do!), and to all who donated to the Veteran's Yoga Project in the Carolinas. Together we raised over $2300 to support Vets and their families through the practice of yoga. We'll keep the donation link up until October 8, in case you missed it. 

I look forward to seeing you in class! 

With love and gratitude,
Nicole

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS


STRETCH & BALANCE 
WITH BRENDA SCHNABLE 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8  1:30-3:30PM 
 
Do you have tight hamstrings? Not as flexible as you'd like to be? Want to improve your balance? It's easy to neglect flexibility and balance in the pursuit of strength and endurance, yet these components are key to good health, and become increasingly more important as we get older.
 
No matter what your age or fitness passion (e.g. running, golf, weight lifting, yoga), this workshop will benefit you. Join Brenda Schnable to learn and practice techniques for cultivating balance and flexibility. We'll gradually and mindfully go deeper into each stretch, work gross and small muscles, and practice standing and seated balances in a safe way. $35
 
  
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THE ART OF VINYASA
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS   
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15   2:00-4:00PM
    
Join Nicole Nichols for a guided break-down of the essence of Vinyasa, and turn your practice into a fully embodied meditation in motion to establish a connection that is fluid, lucid, and light--both on and off the mat. More than simply "flowing," Vinyasa is a highly sophisticated practice, involving multiple techniques. Explore the various components, including optimal breathing, how to harness inner energy (prana), and how to link breath with well-aligned movement and focus through an asana sequence. Discover the magic in the moments between the moments, with elegant transitions. Transform your everyday practice into an extraordinary experience! All levels welcome. $35
 
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VINYASA FLOW & GONG BATH
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS & ALISHA NISSENFELD 
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18  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 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 INFORMATION SESSION 
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS  
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18  8:00-9:00PM  
  
Republic of Yoga's vinyasa based teacher training is a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered program that merges the ABC's of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and philosophy with Tibetan Buddhist principles. It is not only for those who aspire to be tomorrow's great yoga teachers, but for those who aspire to deepen their knowledge and learn the what, how, and why of Hatha Yoga beyond the physical practice, and those who aspire to lead happy, balanced and integrated lives. This comprehensive program is taught by Nicole Nichols and guest faculty.  In this 1-hour session, we will discuss the course offerings with time for your questions about the program. Come see what the buzz is about!

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IT'S HAPPENING! DISCO FRIDAY IS ON!
WITH 
NICOLE NICHOLS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 28 5:45-7:15PM

Our benefit Disco Nation class was such a hoot that by popular demand, we are resurrecting the 'Disco Friday' tradition that Nicole started in her Friday night classes in Brooklyn, NY. Kick off your weekend with this high energy, all-levels class. Expect a soundtrack that will light you up from the inside out, and add a touch of glitter to your practice. Extra credit for "appropriate attire..." (we are ordering the gold lame now!). Regular class pricing applies.



   
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YOGA & AWARENESS MINI RETREAT
WITH KERI MARINO & TAMMY DEMIRZA  
SATURDAY OCTOBER 29 1:30-4:30PM


The practice of yoga aids in building a nurturing connection to our physical bodies, develops clarity of mind and brings relief from the rigors of daily life. Developing a sense of awareness and connecting to intuition helps to shift perceptions and opens us up to new ways of delightfully experiencing life!
 
In this uniquely inspired mother/daughter 3-hour mini retreat, you will be fully immersed in a rejuvenating experience with Keri Marino and her mom Tammy DeMirza! Through a series of heat-building yoga asanas, meditation and breathing, Keri will guide you into a calm and peaceful state. Tammy is a gifted spiritual teacher and mentor, and will be offering the awareness of how to use your own intuition as your inner guidance to connect with your authentic self.
 
We'll finish the retreat with relaxing restorative yoga. Come for this time of comfort, reflection and growth and get ready for some 'A-ha!' moments. Welcome to students of all levels. Relax. Rejuvenate. Be inspired! $45
    
 
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CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL BALANCE: WEEKEND 12-HR INTENSIVE
WITH DOUG VEENHOF
NOVEMBER 4-6

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. Along with that knowledge base each training session includes detailed instructions on a range of meditation skills drawn from the long tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Practice time is designed into each session so the skills can be sequentially integrated and provide the foundation for a comprehensive and well-balanced contemplative practice to take home. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a master teacher. Open to all! $125


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NOTEWORTHY NEWS:

Nicole will now be teaching Friday on mornings: Slow Flow/Mediation class from 9:30-11:00am

Congratulations to the September drawing winner, Kurt Ruesch--you won an $80 gift card to the Spa at Stone Creek--enjoy! 

October Drawing: Each time you take class, enter to win 2 workshops of your choice at ROY!
 
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