JANUARY 2017 NEWS


Happy New Year to all! In this time of resolutions, visions and goals for 2017, take a moment to tap into the potential available to each of us in the present moment. Change is inevitable. The more conscious and clear we can be through times of transition, the more we become the architects of our own happiness and success. As we enter this season of change, take some time for yourself to foster clarity--turn it upside down, let go of the past, open to the limitless possibilities that come with each new beginning, and head into this year clean and with a recipe for reaching your goals. 

I'll be taking a few days off to recharge from the holidays before the next 200-hr Teacher Training starts again at the end of the month. Come meet guest teacher Jessica Stickler from The Jivamukti Yoga School in NYC--she's a wizard with anatomy and alignment, and is sure to broaden your horizons on the mat. Join Alisha Nissenfeld and Kelly Guess for our first-ever community cleanse. You'll see lots of changes at the studio, from our beautiful new retail display, to our new Community and Suggestion Boards. I  look forward to growing with you in 2017!  Love, Nicole


WORKSHOPS & EVENTS


   2017 200-HR TEACHER TRAINING INFO SESSION
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS  
TUESDAY JANUARY 3  4:30-5:30PM  
       
 
                     
  
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 what, how, and why of Hatha Yoga beyond the physical practice, and who wish to lead happy, balanced, integrated lives. 
 
*NOTE: This 5-star rated, 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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UNLOCKING THE LOTUS: 
A HIP-OPENING 
FOCUSED JIVAMUKTI CLASS   
WITH JESSICA SAGE STICKLER  
SATURDAY JANUARY 7   4:00-6:00PM

Got tight hips? Join Jessica Stickler, senior teacher from Jivamukti Yoga School in NYC for a workshop combining strong vinyasa flow with deep hip opening practices to help you unlock the second chakra, Swadhistana, associated with emotions, and creative and romantic relationships, and the element of water.  The lotus symbolizes self-evolution. The humble lotus grows in the muck and mud at the bottom of a lake; when it emerges from the water it is gleaming and perfect--free of blemishes. This represents how often the very struggle in our own lives is what leads us to ultimate understanding and wisdom.  All levels welcome! $35

 
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LIGHT AS A FEATHER: 
THE SECRET TO
LEARNING FOREARM STAND 
WITH JESSICA SAGE STICKLER  
   SUNDAY JANUARY 8  1:30-3:30PM
    
Special guest teacher Jessica Stickler returns from Jivamukti Yoga School in NYC! Build confidence and strength in forearm stand as you work though some of the obstacles and misconceptions of the pose. In  this workshop, we will build our understanding together and learn many ways to prepare for and practice pincha mayurasana--peacock feather pose. Even if you don't get the perfect forearm stand by the end of the workshop, you will have the tools and the knowledge to take you there! Everyone will have the opportunity to use props and the wall for practice--have no fear--all are welcome! $35

 
  
FREE INTRODUCTION TO YOGA CLASS
WITH KAREN GIBBONS    
SUNDAY  JANUARY 8   12:00-1:15PM
 
New to yoga and not sure where to begin? Look no further--we'll start by gaining a basic understanding of what yoga is; then add a simple introduction of poses, with basic alignment and breath awareness that will prepare you to embark on a regular yoga practice. FREE to new students, every second Sunday of the month!
 
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JIVAMUKTI SPIRITUAL WARRIOR CLASS 
WITH JESSICA SAGE STICKLER      
MONDAY JANUARY 9  5:00-6:00PM

Join Special Guest teacher Jessica Stickler for a special Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Class, designed for busy people who only have an hour to practice. The class is fast paced and invigorating and is certainly a "get-in-shape" class. The structure is a fixed set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up, chanting, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. Regular class pricing applies.
  
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EXPLORING KAPOTASANA (PIGEON POSE)
WITH 
ZORA SAVAGE   
SATURDAY JANUARY 15  1:30-3:30PM

Kapotasana is one of the advanced yoga backbends, and while we can't promise you will leave this workshop having acheived this pose, y ou will learn how to safely open and extend the spine, unlock tight shoulders, use the power of your legs, and gain the knowledge and tools needed to accomplish kapotasana over time. After all, yoga practice is about the journey, not the destination!   Join Zora Savage and  improve your understanding of back bends in general, which may be applied to many other poses.   Whether you are a well-seasoned practitioner or a beginner, this workshop will accelerate your asana practice.  Please be prepared for a physical practice; you may bring a camera (not required). All are welcome! $35


 
CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH 
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS AND ALISHA NISSENFELD
   
TUESDAY JANUARY 17  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 the body, leaving them feeling balanced, peaceful, and light.  During this restful 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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7-DAY HEALTHY BODY WHOLE FOOD CLEANSE
WITH ALISHA NISSENFELD & KELLY GUESS
FEBRUARY 18-25

Are you ready to welcome 2017 with new, nourishing food habits? Wouldn't you like to combine this healthy eating with detoxifying yoga practice and clarifying pranayama? Yes please!

Combine the powerful magic of yoga asana, pranayama and food with a 7-day cleanse starting on February 18th from 2:30-4:40pm, and finishing on February 25th from 2:30-4:30pm. Feel supported, guided and nourished as we arm you with a detox yoga flow sequence, shopping list, step-by-step meal plan and recipes at the first workshop, and finish with an energizing yoga flow and guidelines for ending the cleanse and incorporating these new healthy habits into everyday life. You will have the opportunity to join a private Facebook group to support you throughout the week of the cleanse.

Join Alisha Nissenfeld, MSW YTT and Kelly Guess, RDN LDN for a free information session on Thursday, January 19 from 7:30-8:30pm to learn more about this community cleanse. If you like what you hear, sign up and receive a shopping list to prepare for the cleanse. This is not a fast, you will be eating clean and healthy food designed to bring all systems into balance. Food is information; it literally talks to your genes to either create, prevent or heal disease. Find out how you can nourish your body and release toxins by combining food with yoga to create the best version of you.  $108 Investment includes two yoga workshops and the guided 7-day cleanse.
 

 

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YOGAPERA!
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS 
FRIDAY  JANUARY 20  5:45-7:15PM
 
Join Nicole for a very special edition of our 'Friday Night Special' series: This all-levels yoga class will be set to an Opera-inspired playlist of epic proportions, curated especially for you by singer Angel Hofmann! Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Ella Fitzgerald & more! Come get a side of culture with your yoga. Regular class pricing applies. 
 

 
DETOX FLOW
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21  2:00-4:00PM

Feeling sluggish, dull, or as if you over-indulged throughout the Holiday season? Toxins accumulate in the body though the food we consume, alcohol, sugar, the air we breathe, being sedentary and from products applied to the skin. Perhaps most toxic of all are repressed or unexpressed negative thoughts and emotions.  Join Nicole Nichols for a heated vinyasa flow practice designed to help remove and release toxins from the body and mind though a carefully sequenced asana practice, chanting and meditation designed to remove the sludge and help you feel radiant and clear.  This workshop is offered as a kick-starter to our upcoming community 7-Day Healthy Body Whole Food Cleanse, which takes place February 18-25. $35


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SATURDAY COMMUNITY CLASSES 
WITH RECENT GRADUATES OF THE 200-HR TEACHER TRAINING!
   
SATURDAYS,  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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NOTEWORTHY NEWS:

CONGRATULATIONS, JEANNIE NEWMAN! You won the December studio raffle prize, a $50 gift card to our boutique--enjoy!!
 
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 either of the New Client Introductory offers: 3 classes for $30 OR the January special offer of 6 classes for $48. Woot! It's that simple. (Your free class is valid for 60 days).

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Got a comment, concern, or constructive feedback for us? Leave a note on the new Suggestion Board located at the end of the hallway, and we will answer you right on your card! This board is a space to foster a transparent dialogue with our community. We are committed to making your experience at Republic of Yoga GREAT--Let's grow together! 

NEW COMMUNITY BOARD: We are happy to promote your small business, product or service on our Community Board, located in the shoe room. Please bring your cards or fliers, and we'll post them (subject to approval). 

NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL: 
LIMITED-TIME OFFER FOR  NEW CLIENTS
(AND CLIENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TO ROY IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS)

GET 3 CLASSES FREE,  WHEN YOU BUY 3 AT THE REGULAR PRICE OF $16.
THAT'S 6 CLASSES FOR $48!!

Available at the studio only, not available online. If you have an existing account, please check that you date-qualify. All 6 classes must be taken within 60 days. 
Offer good January 1-31, 2017. Enjoy! 

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