OCTOBER 2015 NEWS
"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."
-John Milton

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REPUBLIC OF YOGA IS 2 YEARS OLD!
 
We are so happy to be part of the growing yoga community in the Triangle. Thank you to everyone who has taken a class at our beautiful studio, and especially to those who practice daily with us--we are proud to be your yoga home!
 
Please join us on Saturday, October 10th for our official 2nd Anniversary celebration benefitting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank is dedicated to 
seeing that no one goes hungry in the heart of North Carolina. 

All classes are $10, and 100% of the proceeds will go to this great organization--help us reach our goal to raise $1500! If you are unable to attend, you may still make a donation through our online store. 97% of every dollar donated goes directly to programs that feed hungry people. For every dollar donated, $10 worth of food is distributed. 

Established in 1980, the Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for 30 years.
www.foodbankcenc.org

Check out this great line-up of classes for our Anniversary Benefit--
I hope to see you there! ~Nicole


ONE LOVE, TWO HEARTS!
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS & MICHA FEDERICO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 9:00-10:30AM 
 
Join Nicole Nichols & Micha Federico for this level 2+ Vinyasa practice that will get our 2nd Anniversary party started! We'll begin with chanting to open our hearts, followed by a team-taught experience that combines Micha's dreaminess with Nicole's spice, set to a rollicking reggae soundtrack, and topped off with a magical savasana. Let's get together and feel alright! $10
 

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THE GROOVE IS IN THE HEART
FUNDAMENTALS WITH KERI MARINO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 11:00-12:30PM

Join Keri Marino for a playful Fundamentals class with uplifting music that will have you grooving to your own beat. Explore the Yoga practice and learn to tap into your heart on and off the mat. $10


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FINDING FULLNESS
SLOW FLOW WITH LINDSAY DERUCHER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1:00-2:15PM

"You are perfect, and at the same time, you have the potential to expand into more. The concept of feeling complete where you are while simultaneously reaching toward a fuller expression of a yoga pose, relationship, career, is called purna, Sanskrit for 'fullness.'" --Coby Kozlowski

Join Lindsay Derucher for a 75-minute slow flow "purna" practice that will encourage you to honor the perfection of your current practice, while expanding toward a deeper expression of some poses, and remembering that one is not better than the other. $10


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GET CLEAR:CHAKRA TUNING
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 3:00-5:00PM
 
Nicole Nichols will wrap up our 2nd Anniversary celebration with a special 2-hour Chakra Tuning practice--a journey through all seven chakras featuring sound, vibration, mantra, asana, and meditation. Get balanced, get clear, get in tune--all for a great cause! $10
 
 
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OCTOBER WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
THE ART OF INVERSION
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1:30-3:30PM
Now is the time! Join Nicole Nichols for a practice geared to help you overcome the fear and disorientation that often accompanies inversion practice. 

Are you wishing you could be one of those yogis who effortlessly floats up into a handstand, but secretly terrified of falling? This workshop is for you! Safely explore the primary inversions-hand stand, forearm stand, head stand, and shoulder stand.   Everyone will have a space to work at the wall; you'll learn alignment principles and balance and strength-building techniques to develop a steady and joyful inversion practice.

Turn your world upside down on purpose--it's fun! All are welcome, especially beginners. 

$35


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  CANDLELIGHT YOGA & GONG BATH
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS AND ALISHA NISSENENFELD
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:15-7:45PM
  
Join Nicole Nichols for a 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
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1:30-4:30PM
 
Join Nicole Nichols and discover the fine art of giving yoga assists. This workshop will focus on seated asanas--forward bends and hip openers. Learn how to enhance your students' yoga practice by working together to turn each asana into an extraordinary experience of body, breath and energy.  We'll explore alignment principles, how prana flows through a pose, common misalignments, use of props, and dynamic hands-on techniques.
 
Neither "corrections" nor "adjustments," yoga assists are a means to achieve steadiness and joy in the practice--Sthira-sukham asanam (The connection to the Earth must be steady and joyful. YS II:46).
 
It is recommended that participants have a 200-hour (or higher) yoga certification, and/or strong practical experience of yoga asana. 

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers upon completion. 
 
$50
 
 
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YOGA FOR SENIORS
WITH KERI MARINO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1:30-3:30PM  

Join Keri Marino for a workshop designed specifically for the unique needs of the older adult! As we move into more advanced age many changes happen to the body, mind and spirit. This yoga practice will highlight healthy ways to use your body while feeling good.
 
Many individuals think that as we age we inevitably must experience pain, discomfort, breathlessness; however, according to science and direct experience, yoga helps many individuals find greater ease and well-being mentally, physically and spiritually. Enjoy spending time with a room full of others who can relate to your life experiences and have fun practicing together. We'll examine particular health conditions specific to seniors from a yogic perspective and explore yoga practices like breathing, asana (postures), meditation that may help. 

$35


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YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC: TABLA! 
WITH NICOLE NICHOLS & ISHWIN DEMBLA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 5:45-7:30PM

Join Nicole Nichols for an open-level practice set to the world beats of the tabla, played live by Ishwin Dembla. Tabla is a versatile instrument widely used in classical Indian music, kirtans and folk music. The vibrations of the instrument provide a soulful experience and deep relaxation. The yogi can experience and appreciate the different sounds the instrument is capable of producing, and the unique combination of Yoga with tabla accompaniment can aid in stress relief, sense of accomplishment and calmness. Enjoy yoga on a completely different level!

Ishwin Dembla is an accomplished Tabla player based in the Triangle area, with over 20 years of performance experience. He has studied Tabla under the guidance of several masters, namely Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Shabbir Nisar and Pandit Nayan Ghosh.  He has performed with numerous artists as an accompanist and is also a Tabla sol o artist focusing in the Punjab and 
Farrukabad styles of Tabla playing.

Regular class pricing applies.

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BHAKTI FLOW:
LIVE MUSIC, YOGA, MEDITATION AND KIRTAN
WITH WYNNE PARIS & NICOLE NICHOLS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1:30-4:00PM

You're in for a treat! Join Nicole Nichols for a special afternoon of live music, Vinyasa flow, kirtan and meditation featuring the music and wisdom of recording artist Wynne Paris, a yoga music pioneer who has been deeply involved with Kirtan and Yoga since 1994.
 
Wynne has recorded with Krishna Das on many projects, most notably on the groundbreaking 'Pilgrim Heart' album. He has played and recorded with Sharon Gannon, Bhagavan Das, Guru Ganesha Singh, Dave Stringer and many other wonderful yoga music artists. Wynne has performed over 1,500 kirtans around the US at the Jivamukti Yoga School, the Omega Institute, and Bhakti Fest, as well as yoga studios and ashrams. He plays guitar, sarod, harmonium and percussion. When he's not touring, Wynne resides in Bethesda, MD and and is very active in the conservation of endangered species, especially bonobo apes and Elephants.

This 2.5-hour musical journey will start with chanting to open your heart, followed by a journey of Bhakti flows--mini series of asana sequences peppered with kirtan, meditation and story telling. Chant, flow, chant, meditate, repeat! A deeply healing practice that will leave you energized, grounded, and receptive. Be love itself! All levels welcome. 

$40


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ALL-DAY INTENSIVE: YOGA SEQUENCING
WITH LORETTA JO SCHLATZER
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH 9:00AM-6:00PM*

Join Loretta Jo Schlatzer for this signature workshop which provides an overview of Vinyasa Flow Yoga and the basic principles and methods of creating a Vinyasa sequence. Learn tips and tools that will help you in the creation of safe, effective, authentic and purposeful yoga classes. 

This all-day* intensive workshop is designed for those new to teaching, teachers that are looking to revisit or refresh their teaching method and students who desire to design and develop their own personal flow practice, that captures their own unique style and spirit. Come explore, have fun and enjoy!
 
Cost includes a Vinyasa Yoga Sequencing workbook with sample classes, class construction templates and more.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers upon completion. 
 
*1 hour break for lunch from 12-1:00pm. 

$120


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3-PART HATHAVIDYA SERIES:
AWAKENING POTENTIAL
WITH JENNIFER CAMPBELL-OVERBEEKE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7-8
                          PHOTO BY COURTNEY LONG

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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