september 2018
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a message from jill

Like most everyone I know, I get a whole lot of email. Every day, at all hours, there are messages streaming into my inbox. Subjects are usually some combination of the necessary and less-than-necessary business of yoga, but every once in a while, something special comes through. Those who are connected to me through social media may have already seen this, but even so, it's worth reading again:
Good morning. I am writing to let you know how you helped save my life.

back-to-school class pass sale
5 classes + Living Kitchen $10 gift card for $55!

We're excited to announce a new partnership with Living Kitchen, downtown Raleigh's organic plant- based restaurant and juicery. The $55 Back-to-School class pass gives you 5 classes plus a free $10 gift card to Living Kitchen. 

The Back-to-School pass can be purchased online and in the studio from August 31 to September 4 only. While you're in the studio, try a Living Kitchen Love Bar, packed with raw vegan energy, now available in the boutique.

The Fine Print: 
  • All passes expire 6 weeks from first use - no exceptions, extensions or refunds
  • Living Kitchen gift cards must be picked up in the studio between Sept 5-12
  • Limit one pass per client
new fall class offerings!
Along with perennial favorites such as Foundations I and II, this fall the blue is offering a few brand new series sessions and workshops to deepen your yoga practice. 

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  • Amanda May is back and offering a 4-week Kundalini Yoga Series open to all levels starting September 21. Kundalini Yoga is a powerful methodology designed to relieve stress, strengthen the body and calm the mind.  
  • Yoga For Anxiety Relief  Jen Davis and Barbara Vosk, PhD return to teach students techniques to effectively
    manage anxiety. Learn how a yoga practice can help you navigate even the most stressful times.
  • Join Jill Sockman in November for Weekend of Silent Reflection. Offered only biannually, this workshop explores the inner landscape through meditation, pranayama, restorative and yoga nidra, and is a great opportunity to truly deepen your practice.  
  • Wondering about the other practices of yoga such as mantra, chanting and pranayama? Learn more with Glenda and Rayneen in their 101 Series on Tuesdays, October 23 through November 20.
Read more about the blue's fall teacher trainings, workshops and special offerings on our website and register here.   
what we're reading
No matter your age, the back-to-school season can spark a thirst for knowledge. What better to quench that thirst than a great book? Celebrate the changing season by selecting a new book from the blue boutique to support your growth this fall.

Here are some of the blue community's favorites:
  • Practice You: A Journal created by Elena Brower includes beautiful pages of questions, teachings and inspirational imagery with space to write, draw, and reflect.
  • In Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead, Tosha Silver encourages readers to let go of worry and fear and let the Divine be the guide on the journey through life.  
  • Meditations, visualizations and other exercises designed to help readers radiate positivity and shield themselves from destructive thoughts are found in How to Heal Toxic Thoughts by Sandra Ingerman. 
Peruse the book section after class, chat with a fellow yogi, or ask a teacher for a recommendation and pick up your next great read!


immersions & trainings

Refine Your Assisting
Balancing & Inversions
with Michele
October 20
Save $5 if you register by October 5
2 hours CEU

Session 4 of our alignment and assisting series focuses on techniques for
Half Moon, Warrior III, Tree, Plow, Dancer, Side Plank, Crow, Shoulderstand, Forearm Stand, Handstand, and Headstand. Open to all levels. 

with Jill
November 9-11
13 hours RYT200 CEU
14 hours YTT300 CEU   
Through meditation, pranayama, restorative yoga and yoga nidra practice, this workshop invites deep self-study and inquiry. Join us to take stock and set intentions for growth in the year ahead.  

workshops, series & events

with Jen Davis
4-week series | Thursdays
September 6, 13, 20      
Drop-in friendly!

with Jordyn
September 15 | 2:30-4:30 pm

Kundalini Yoga
with Amanda May
4-week series | Sundays
September 23 - October 14
Drop-in friendly!

with Jen Davis and Barbara
4-week series | Tuesdays
September 25 - October 16

special classes
Starting September 6!
Open Level | Thursdays
8 am with Jordyn

Music Flow | Celebrating
Aretha Franklin
with Jen Fisher
September 4
Music Flow | Motown
with Kristen
September 11

Yin & Yang Practice
with Rayneen
September 14

Kirtan by Donation
with Rayneen
September 15

Sunday Sadhana
with Lauren
September 16

Music Flow | Prince
with Jen Fisher
September 18

Candlelight Flow
with Kristen
September 21

Juicy Flow Yoga
with Yvonne
September 22

Bhakti Flow
with Angela & Rayneen
September 28

Community Yoga - Free!
September 22

Pay What You Can Yoga
September 14, 21, 28

Open Flow with Kristina
by-donation to benefit
September 29 at 10am

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