MAY 2017
 

"May all see and experience what is good and beautiful in others." -Vedic prayer

This month we welcome back dear friends Jessica Stickler and Noelle Narayani Whittington, and celebrate our roots in the Jivamukti Yoga and Bhakti yoga traditions.  Come experience our wonderful teachers, classes, and special events and cultivate your connection. To all the Mamas out there, bring your teen/tween and celebrate Mother's Day with a special class taught by Prarna Desai. 

Read all the way to the end...I'm super excited to share our new Summer School 2-weekend 38-hour yoga immersion, for those looking to do a yoga retreat right in their own back yard, basically! I'll see you on the mat--Love, Nicole

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

KIRTAN
WITH NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGON
SATURDAY, MAY 6   7:00-8:30PM

Narayani Noelle Whittington returns to Republic of Yoga with special guests Stephen Bellm on percussion and tabla, and Courtney Long on upright bass for a live music meditation. While Kirtan has its roots in ancient traditions of chanting the names of the divine, it has 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. $20
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  SLOW TRIBAL FLOW
WITH NARAYANI NOELLE WHITTINGTON
SUNDAY, MAY 7   1:30-3:30PM

Join Narayani Noelle for Slow Tribal Flow Yoga--an all-levels, full-body Vinyasa class. Noelle will guide you through movement set to live tribal drums played by special guest Stephen Bellm, and you'll be invited to move in any way that you feel inspired. The class will begin and end with mantra meditation with the harmonium, and will conclude with an extended savasana with live music and light Thai Yoga assists for deep relaxation. WOW!  All are welcome to explore this movement experience. $35
 
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MAMASTAY: A MOTHER/DAUGHTER PRACTICE 
WITH PRARNA DESAI 
SATURDAY, MAY 13   2:30-4:00PM 
 
Moms and tween/teen daughters: This Mother's Day Weekend, join Prarna Desai and honor the mother/daughter bond with an  all-levels, slow, jammy, balancing yoga practice with special mother-daughter partner poses to celebrate your connection. We'll wind down the practice with rejuvenating restorative yoga and a heartfelt guided meditation and end with an extended savasana with live music and aromatherapy assists to leave you feeling rejuvenated and cared for. $35 for the pair ($17.50 ea). Additional daughters may join for $10 ea, just give us a call to reserve an extra spot at the discounted price. Feel the love!  


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  ROY KARMA KREW: MIRACLE LEAGUE
WITH MICHA FEDERICO
SATURDAY, MAY 13   10:45-12:45PM
 
Join Micha Federico and the ROY Karma Krew for an evening of service and fun as we support a group of incredible teens as they participate in America's favorite pastime. Miracle League is an organization that creates positive life experiences for children and adults with special needs and for their families through baseball.  By giving only a few hours of your time, you and your friends age 12 and older (all must register on MBO) will make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, and also grow as a person. Everyone deserves to experience joy and community through baseball!
  
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FREE INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
WITH KAREN GIBBONS
SUNDAY, MAY 14   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!

 
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CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS AND ALISHA NISSENFELD
TUESDAY, MAY 16   5:45-6:15PM
     
This special class features chanting, meditation, and a slow-flow vinyasa practice by candlelight, culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha Nissenfeld.
Through the intense vibrations of the sound, the body and mind are able to relax and surrender to the healing energies of the Gong.  During this healing and rejuvenating experience, students will relax comfortably with bolsters and blankets, and leave feeling balanced, peaceful, and light.   Aaahhh...  Regular class pricing applies. We recommend that you reserve your spot in advance! 
 
 
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JIVAMUKTI MASTER CLASS
WITH JESSICA STICKLER
FRIDAY, MAY 19   5:45-7:15PM

Friday Night  Special, with guest teacher Jessica Stickler, one of the senior teachers of the world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga method.  Jivamukti Yoga combines dynamic yoga asana with meditation, philosophy, compassionate living, and music! Integrate all of the components of classical yoga practices in a challenging, fun, uplifting practice. The theme of the class will be based on the Jivamukti Focus of the Month. The practice is open to all levels of experience and familiarity with Jivamukti. Regular class pricing applies.
 
 
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ANATOMY OF FREEDOM: FREE YOUR SHOULDERS
  WITH JESSICA STICKLER
MAY 20   2:30-4:30PM

Got tight Shoulders? Join Jessica Stickler for a workshop that offers an integrated vinyasa practice along with some embodied anatomy. We will look at the role of the shoulders in common yoga poses--in particular, twists and binds. Whether you have difficulty or ease with these poses, come discover how understanding the mechanics of the body heightens our experience of asana practice. Expect a full, deep, sweaty Jivamukti-style yoga practice intermixed with anatomical information and some practical exercises to free your shoulders! $35

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HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA:  THE PRACTICE OF UNITING THE SELF
WITH JESSICA STICKLER
SUNDAY, MAY 21   10:30AM-1:00PM

Jessica Stickler returns to Republic of Yoga to offer This workshop based on the Sanskrit text "Hatha Yoga Pradipika," one of the pivotal historic texts on the subject of yoga. The text is a compilation of meditation, pranayama, and yoga asana postures. This workshop will combine a Jivamukti-style flow to warm up the body -- then we will experience the specific asanas, mudras, kriyas designated in this medieval text. This will be a very unique experience. All are welcome! $40
 
OPENING THE HEART OF BACK BENDING
WITH JESSICA STICKLER
SUNDAY, MAY 21   1:30-3:30PM

Energize your love of back bends! Join Jessica Stickler for this workshop that combines a vinyasa flow along with some shoulder and hip openers to make back bending more accessible! Back bending often requires us to challenge ourselves to be vulnerable, but empowers us to be courageous when faced with the fear of the unknown, and fearless in our love for others. $35

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CONGRATULATIONS  Ann Litts! You won the April raffle: A bottle of relaxing Indu Lotion and an Indu Aromatherapy Candle to go with it!  
 
ENTER OUR MAY RAFFLE: During the month of May enter to win a 3-class package every time you come to class.  
 
NEW CLIENT SPECIALS: Republic of Yoga has 2 great specials for new students, or those who haven't been to our studio for more than 6 months: Buy 3 classes at the regular price of $16, and get 2 free classes (5 classes for $48) . Buy 2 classes, and get 1 free (3 classes for $32)! A great way to check out our classes and teachers--There's no time like the present to get in on the goodness! *not available online, must purchase in the studio. 

REFER A FRIEND and 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. (Your free class is valid for 60 days). 

SUMMER SCHOOL IS IN SESSION AT ROY!
38-HOUR YOGA IMMERSION OVER TWO WEEKENDS
JUNE 9-11 &  JULY 14-16

Are you curious about our 5-star rated Teacher Training program, and/or looking for a way to deepen your knowledge and practice of yoga, but don't necessarily want to be a yoga teacher or have time to make a 10-month commitment? Join Nicole Nichols and special guest faculty for a 38-hour mini-training, and immerse yourself in 2 weekends of intensive study and practice! 

For complete details and to register, click here!

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