NOVEMBER 2015 NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2015!

On October 18, we graduated 17 amazing teachers from our 10-month 200-hour Teacher Training program. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Alex Willliams, Amanda Barr, Ann Mullin, Bethany Renee Mezick, Chris Donovan, Denise Crampton, Dmitri Mitin, Grace Donovan, Jaime Maroney, Jim Ray, Kaitlyn Pallini, Kelly Guess, Lisa Mejeur, Meredith Magnini, Olivia Gardner, Smita Shah, and Wade Olive. We love you!

BE PART OF THE CLASS OF 2016

Join me on Sunday, November 8, at 1:00pm for a free information session about our upcoming 2016 200-Hour Teacher Training, which starts in January. This is an innovative and comprehensive program that includes techniques in asana, sequencing, the subtle body, restorative & therapeutic yoga, applied anatomy specific to yoga, yoga assists, sanskrit, philosophy, mantra and meditation. The course is filling up quickly; there are still a few spots available.

For complete details, including curriculum, dates and pricing please visit our website www.republicofyoga.com.

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We have a wonderful month of special workshops and classes planned for you, I look forward to seeing you on the mat!

~Nicole

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NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
NEW CLASS: AGELESS
TAUGHT BY SAM SATHER
MONDAYS 9:30-10:45AM, BEGINS NOVEMBER 2

Yoga is timeless. Ageless is a therapeutic yoga class geared for older adults, men and women, who come to the mat with various age-related conditions, such as arthritis, joint replacement and more. This class offers alternative standing, seated and reclining postures combined with meditation and breathing sequences to promote the balance of emotional, energetic and physical bodies and to support transitions in life. No experience with yoga is needed.

Chair support for balance and transitioning to and from the floor 
is available if needed.

*We recommend checking with your physician before 
starting a new exercise program.

Regular class pricing applies, visit www.republicofyoga.com to sign up

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3-PART HATHAVIDYA SERIES:
AWAKENING POTENTIAL
WITH JENNIFER CAMPBELL-OVERBEEKE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7-8
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Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke returns to ROY for a three-part Hathavidya series: Awakening Potential. Join her for these fantastic workshops utilizing practices to purify the body and move you towards self realization. 

Solar Sustenance: Surya Namaskar to Cleanse and Heal
Saturday, November 7, 1:30-3:30PM
 
Classical Surya Namaskara is a complete practice of asanas that can be done daily to create fluidity and mobility in the spine and joints, tone the digestive tract and balance the nervous system. Within this series of 12 postures is a beautiful tapestry of pranayama, visualization, mantra and grace, that when done regularly, create receptivity in the body and the mind. 
Learn this ancient practice and how it can bring joy to your life! 

$35


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Sacred Seat: 
Seated Practices to Reveal Innate Wisdom and Steadiness
Saturday, November 7, 4:00-6:00pm
 
Learn ancient breathing techniques and mantra to awaken a well of love and peace within. When done with dedication these practices create the perfect canvas for meditation. 

$35


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Light & Steady: 
Daily Self Care and Nutrition for Health and Spiritual Growth
Sunday, November 8, 10:00AM-12:30PM
 
Included in this 2.5 hour workshop will be Self Care practices and information on a modern yogic diet to create a canvas for lightness and steadiness in the system. 

$40 


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2016 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING 
FREE INFO SESSION
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1:00-2:00PM

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Come align the open and closed spaces in your mind and body with SAM Sather. This practice is carefully choreographed to stack yin and yang poses in particular orders related to the specific Meridians - energy channels of the body, to promote strengthening around these pathways (YANG) and enhance the flow of prana or chi to our joints (YIN), fostering balance in mind and body.

This class includes vinyasa flow (moving meditation) surrounded with 
Y in postures (long held meditation).

Yin/Yang work is a great compliment to other yoga practices, and is great for athletes, and those newer to yoga. The benefit of strengthening and unblocking energy channels supports healthy internal organs, boosts the immune system and promotes emotional well-being. 

Regular class pricing applies, free for first-time students.


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SUNSET RESTORATIVE YOGA
WITH LINDSAY HILDRETH
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH 3:30-5:30PM
 
As the year winds down into the holiday season, the days get shorter and our need for self love and care becomes greater. Our ability to care for others only extends as far as our willingness to care for ourselves. Restorative yoga is a special way to soothe the body and mind by enveloping it in comfort, stillness, and deep relaxation.
Join Lindsay Hildreth for this 2 hour journey that will allow you to experience the transformative nature of restorative yoga postures. Practice includes a head and neck massage for each participant. Tea will be served after practice as a chance for us to awaken before transitioning back into the world. 

$35


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PREMA HARA
LIVE MUSIC YOGA & KIRTAN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Join Kamaniya and Keshavacharya--Prema Hara--for an evening of song and story telling that will melt the heart and touch the spiritual Self. Their devotion is contagious and their sound is Divine!

LIVE MUSIC & YOGA TAUGHT BY MICHA FEDERICO
5:00-6:30PM

Experience devotion in motion--Yoga with live music by Prema Hara. This 90-minute class sequenced and taught by Micha Federico is open to all levels. 
Take a magic carpet ride that will open your heart and soothe your soul!  

$25


KIRTAN 7:00-8:30PM
 
Kirtan is an ancient traditional healing practice of call-and-response devotional singing that relieves stress, opens the heart and calms and nurtures body, mind and spirit through sound. All are welcome, no prior experience is necessary--chant notes are provided which make it a breeze to sing along. Come experience the sweetness! 

$20


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CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS AND ALISHA NISSENFELD
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 6:15-7:45PM

Join Nicole Nichols for a candlelit class featuring chanting, meditation, vinyasa flow, and culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha Nissenfeld.

Of all the instruments used in sound healing, the Gong is perhaps the most powerful, and the most mysterious. Gong Meditations, also called Gong Baths, are deeply nourishing and restorative. Through the intense vibrations of the sound, the body and mind are able to relax and surrender to the healing energies of the Gong. The Gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body, allowing students to experience deep healing on all levels of being as vibrations pass over and through them--leaving them feeling balanced, peaceful, and light.

During this healing and rejuvenating experience, students will relax comfortably with bolsters and blankets. No water is used in a gong bath; just enjoy the experience of vibrations washing over you!

Regular class pricing applies, free for first time students.


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TEACHERS PRACTICE:
THE ART OF YOGA ASSISTS PART 3 - TWISTS
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 1:30-4:30PM

Join Nicole Nichols for the third in our 5-part series, and discover the fine art of giving yoga assists. Edition 3 will focus on assists for twisting asanas.
 
Neither "corrections" nor "adjustments," yoga assists are a means to achieve steadiness and joy in the practice. Learn how to work together with your students to turn each asana into an extraordinary experience of body, breath and energy.  Explore alignment principles, how prana flows through a pose, common misalignments, use of props, and dynamic hands-on techniques.

It is recommended that participants have a 200-hour (or higher) yoga certification, and/or strong practical experience of yoga asana. Space is very limited, please pre-register.  Participation in previous modules in this series  is not necessary. 

*Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers.

$50


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ANAHATA: HEALING THE HEART 
WITH KERI MARINO
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1:30-3:30PM

Anahatha means unhurt, unstruck or unbeaten and refers to the heart chakra.
 
In today's world, many have learned the art of guarding their hearts and true desires from themselves and the world. Fear of vulnerability limits the capacity to fully express ourselves and holds us back. Yoga practice is a wonderful place to dive into your incredible humanity, unique gifts and heart's calling. By tapping into our hearts we unleash our power to manifest the life we want to live, and have more effective communication and connection with others.
 
Unapologetically spiritual, this workshop explores health promoting movement, mind purifying meditation and soul lifting chanting practices. This is a vinyasa fusion class--comparable to a slow flow classes, with a challenging edge and restorative mixed in!  Open to all. 

$35


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THANKSGIVING DAY YOGA (ALL LEVELS)
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 9:00-10:30AM

Come get your gratitude on!  Join Nicole Nichols and start your holiday with a vinyasa flow class geared for all levels and concluding with a gratitude meditation. Happy Thanksgiving!

Regular class pricing applies, free for first-time students. 


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BLACK FRIDAY CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE YOGA
WITH KERI MARINO
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 6:00-7:15PM

Join 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.
 
Offering time and patience in one's practice is medicine to relieve the effects of what can be a rather stressful day for many. 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, free for first-time students.

       in  Stone Creek Village
202 Ledgestone Way   Cary, NC 27519
(919) 460-0080
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED...

Together we raised $2090.00 for the Food Bank of Eastern & Central NC through classes and donations with our 2nd Anniversary Celebration on October 10th!!!