DECEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

  "The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, 

like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory."

-Gary Zukav

 

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DECEMBER SPOTLIGHT 

HOW YOGA WORKS: MANIPURA CHAKRA

 
Our series on the chakras continues with Manipura, the third chakra, located at the solar plexus. Fire is the element at Manipura; and just as hot air rises, the energy of this fire is what is needed to break the gravitational pull of the first two chakras, the downward forces of earth and water. In order to break out of the unconscious habits of the emotions, habits of instincts, we need to use our conscious mind to evolve individually--to use our will to create something new. 

Manipura is the center for personal power. This is the chakra where the energy for turning ideas into actions flows. Responsibility, self-confidence and humility are cultivated at this chakra, as are inactivity, self-doubt and arrogance. Finding balance in this chakra will allow us to harness energy for being positive and proactive in our lives.


 Join me on Saturday, December 13th for a deep exploration of Manipura chakra. We'll fan the flames of the fire with pranayama and kriyas, and we'll cool it down with a deep twisting asana practice. We'll examine the sources of wounding in this chakra, as well as healing practices, so you can step into your power and become the architect of your own destiny. 


Next month, we'll explore the fourth chakra--Anahata--the heart chakra.  

  

I look forward to seeing you on the mat, Namaste!
~Nicole

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS 

PARTNER YOGA 

WITH MICHA FEDERICO & AMBER ZARALLO

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2:00-4:30PM 

Join Micha and Amber for an opportunity to connect with others in a way that cultivates trust and pure joy. A playful practice for two people, partner yoga allows each practitioner to experience  a deeper stretch, better balance and a sense of steadiness not necessarily found on one's own. We will flow through some partnered sequences (standing, seated, balancing) and then explore "flying." Not to worry...it is guaranteed FUN! In the current age of dis-connect and lack of human contact, it's always nice to take some time to reconnect. Bring a partner (a life partner, friend, fellow yogi, son/daughter...) or meet someone new when you arrive! 


 
$40 

 

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HOW YOGA WORKS
STEP INTO YOUR POWER: MANIPURA CHAKRA
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH 1:30-3:30PM
 

 Join Nicole for a deep exploration of Manipura chakra, the center for personal power, the seat of the ego. This chakra is where the energy for turning ideas into actions flows. Responsibility, self-confidence and humility are cultivated at this chakra, as are inactivity, self-doubt and arrogance. Finding balance in this chakra will allow us to harness energy for being positive and proactive in our lives.

 

Fan the flames of the fire with pranayama and kriyas, and cool it down with a deep twisting asana practice to open and balance Manipura. We'll examine the sources of wounding in this chakra, as well as healing practices. Step into your power and become the architect of your own destiny. All are welcome--if you missed the other workshops, jump in! It's never too late to join the journey. 


 $35

 

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NEW YEAR'S DAY: TWO SPECIAL CLASSES! 

 

INNER EVOLUTION 2015: 

THE ART OF NEW BEGINNINGS

ALL-LEVEL VINYASA YOGA

WITH NICOLE NICHOLS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST 10:00-11:45AM

 

Kick off 2015 with Nicole Nichols in this extended open level vinyasa journey that will evolve from simple flows into a full-bloom experience that culminates in a 20-minute guided meditation. The New Year is the perfect time to let go of the past, and fully open to the possibilities and opportunities that exist in the present moment. Allow the wisdom from past experiences to guide you toward an awareness of old habits, and then consciously construct your future one moment at a time, one breath at a time. Become the architect of your own joy. There's no time like the present to begin again. Open to all! 


 
Regular pricing applies: one 75/90 min class from your package, $17 to drop-in, or free if you are a new student. 

The extra 15 minutes is our gift to you. 

 

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RESTORATIVE YOGA AND CHANTING 

WITH KERI MARINO

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST 3:00-5:00PM 

  

Join Keri Marino for a gentle yoga practice that focuses on relaxing and letting go. Deep breathing practices, slow movements, and calming postures will provide you with time and space to relieve the stress and pressure of day to day life. Take some time to settle in to the here and now, and regroup after the Holidays. Class will conclude with yogic chanting to set the tone for a peaceful transition from one year to the next.   Suitable for all levels, including those with physical limitations.

 

$35

 

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HOLISTIC WELLNESS/HEALING ARTS

CULTIVATING A MORNING RITUAL: SELF CARE

WITH JENNIFER CAMPBELL-OVERBEEKE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015 1:30-4:30PM 

 

 

                          Photo by Courtney Long

Join Jennifer for a special offering anchored around the importance of self care! In this session we will learn to use and implement simple and profound techniques to create an eternal fountain of compassionate care for our biggest resource- OURSELVES! Included will be grounding and calming 
breathing techniques, basics of dinacharya (basic ayurveda self care techniques including dry brushing, self massage and more) and easy to use visualization techniques to begin and end your days WHOLE. We will conclude the session with a deeply nurturing yoga nidra to help you step off the mat and into your life with more connection and self love! 

All are welcome, no yoga experience is required. 

$45

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


 

Nicole is a new lululemon AMBASSADOR!

 

Join her for a 60-minute chakra tune up as we host lululemon athletica Durham's 'Yoga on the Road' at Republic of Yoga. 

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 from 10:30-11:30


 

FREE!

register at www.republicofyoga.com

 

 


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