A month of Ashtanga with KPJAYI Authorized Teacher Jude Vanderhoff
Jun
1
to Jun 29

A month of Ashtanga with KPJAYI Authorized Teacher Jude Vanderhoff

WE'RE BRINGING ASHTANGA BACK!

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Join us for a month of ashtange with KPJAYI AUTHORIZED ASHTANGA TEACHER JUDE VANDERHOFF, June 2017!

Tues, Wed, Thurs. 6:30-8:30am MYSORE (no prior knowledge of the sequence necessary)

Sat. 7:00-8:00 am HALF LED PRIMARY

Sun. 7:00-8:30 am FULL LED PRIMARY

COST: $150 for all sessions; $15 drop-in. All levels welcome. 

MEET JUDE:

Jude has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. It was in 2008, however, that he stumbled into his first Mysore Ashtanga class in Louisville, Kentucky and was hooked. He has maintained a daily ashtanga practice since then and in 2012 began assisting his teacher, Laura Spaulding. In 2012, he also made his first pilgrimage to Mysore, India to study under R. Sharath Jois at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI).

Over the years, Jude has traveled to Maui to study with Nancy Gilgoff and has done intensives with certified teachers David Garrigues and Kino MacGregor. In January of 2016, he received authorization to teach from Sharath. This year, he returned from his fifth trip to Mysore and relocated to the Jacksonville area.

Jude strives to teach as he has been taught and loves sharing the traditional method and beauty that is Ashtanga!

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Shine On!  A workshop with Taylor Harkness, February 3 - 5, 2017
Feb
3
to Feb 5

Shine On! A workshop with Taylor Harkness, February 3 - 5, 2017

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FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Friday's workshop will be a special session for teachers and teacher trainees.  Early bird $85 (before 12/31/16); otherwise $100. Sorry, no refunds.

FRIDAY, 9:00a – 5:00p (we will break from 11-12:30 for lunch)               Finding Your Framework: A Yoga Teachers Think Tank (Open to Teachers and Trainees)                                                                                                                       Intention: Further our skills as yoga teachers with authenticity, smart sequencing and student advocacy.

Being a yoga teacher takes a lot of time, work, energy, and commitment— and from the moment you begin teaching, you’re sharing a big piece of yourself. Many of us know what it’s like to lose inspiration to the hustle and grind of teaching multiple private clients, juggling a busy class schedule, and not having enough time for your own practice. This day-long program was designed to refresh your methods, to re-inspire your teaching, and to answer a lot of the questions behind exactly why we do what we do.  What to Expect: In this session, we'll being with a full vinyasa practice, allowing you to turn off the teacher’s brain for a bit, find solace on your mat again, and enjoy being a student.  We’ll then break down the components of instruction and gain confidence in safe and practical sequencing. We’ll discuss optimal frameworks for classes and cueing formulas, move through group exercises on sequencing and voicing deliberate, clear instructions, and share successful techniques on the business of yoga. This program is part retreat, part teacher (re)training, and part community building. In addition to receiving CEU’s, all attendees will also receive a digital guide to sequencing as well as downloadable worksheets and sequences.  Please bring a notepad and pen. In this learning environment, all questions are welcome about any topics within or involving yoga. (Teacher’s will receive 6.5 hours of CEU’s in accordance with Yoga Alliance Standards.)

 FEBRUARY 4 + 5, 2017

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($35/session for first 35 students who register; all others $40/ session; sorry, no refunds)

SATURDAY, 12:30p – 3p Shine On: The Science of Optimism (all levels)

Intention: Get on the right track to living with passion, authenticity, quality relationships, and happiness.

Being a human is often times hard. Being an adult human with all of the responsibilities of modern life is even harder. But great minds from ancient philosophers to modern psychologists alike believe that the greatest part of the human experience is our ability to be thoroughly present and happy. Some even say this is our ultimate purpose. This class is unlike any other in that we’ll discuss what it is to drop shitty, stifling habits, to come alive, to be passionate about what we do, and to feel fulfilled. This discussion followed by a short yoga practice is aimed at reinvigorating our attitudes and making healthy choices toward happiness. Everything from finances to relationships will be discussed.

SATURDAY, 3:30p – 6:00p The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Upside Down (all levels)

Intention:  Explore safe methods and practices for nailing inversions.

Many yogis long for the ability to easily balance upside down. However, few understand that this requires intelligent technique, and a lot of practice. This class is about linking the regions of the body needed to balance safely as well as how to mentally and physically prepare for handstand. (Plank pose, downward dog, and dolphin pose should all be accessible if you plan on attending this class.)

SUNDAY, 10:30a – 1:00p

The Oyster + The Pearl: Hips + Shoulders + Heart Openers (all levels)

Intention: Strengthen and open various compartments of the hips and shoulders to more easily move and breathe in backbends.

Most people find it challenging to breathe and relax in back bends or hip openers. This class will highlight the basic anatomy of our hips and spine as well as techniques for safely and easily accessing these areas, and then move into deeper layers of physical practice that build on each other. We’ll learn how proper form and a smart approach will lead to ease and space in such postures as mermaid, upward facing bow, lizard, and camel.

SUNDAY, 2:00p – 4:00p

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Lazy Restoration (all levels)

Intention: Chill out in your pajamas with good tunes and lazy, restorative yoga to bring balance back to the body.

Life is often way too much go go go. Slow down in this class, chill for a bit, and unwind with purposeful yet lazy, restorative yin yoga. We’ll spend time opening the hips, spine, and shoulders while countering the negative effects of gravity on our bodies and a hectic lifestyle on our minds. Feel free to come in pajamas, bring your favorite pillow, and prepare for stretching your body back to its natural state of freedom and mobility. This class is yummy.

ABOUT TAYLOR

taylor is . . . bent on moving people both on and off the mat. His teachings are accessible, engaging, and based on smart, anatomical methods rooted in common sense. Above all, Taylor is passionate about social topics and human rights. His emergency medical background and travels have kept his hands in multiple projects, aimed at uncovering how awareness is moving the needle in relation to healthcare, climate change + conservation, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and racial inequalities. This guy is always eager to listen, learn, and pass it on. Catch a class in person or on YogaGlo.com or join a workshop near you to dive deeper into your practice. Event + retreat schedule at taylorharkness.com

 

 

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FREE WORKSHOP - FROM FEAR TO PEACE
Dec
5
7:15pm 7:15pm

FREE WORKSHOP - FROM FEAR TO PEACE

FREE WORKSHOP - FROM FEAR TO PEACE with SWAMI SANKARANANDA

7:15-8:30p at LOTUS YOGA

ALL ARE WELCOME.

This workshop is interactive. It will consist of meditation, chanting and discourse. We will:

- Center ourselves in Peace in a loving and supportive atmosphere.

- Experience, discuss, and affirm our true nature.

- Explore the nature of fear, tearing back its veil to see it as it is.

- See more clearly inside ourselves and the world.

- Explore yoga philosophy and practices, becoming more competent of our tools for upliftment.

- Share experiences of pilgrimage and gain understanding of how to transcend fear.

SWAMI SANKARANANDA is a simple pilgrim. Not finding peace in a life of business success, he turned inside, became a disciple of Swami Sivananda and, in 2013, began to walk across the USA in a pilgrimage for peace, completing this in early 2016. He travels from town to town in the "Yoga for Peace" RV, sharing support of our universal journey to find the happiness and peace we seek.

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Birth in Peace, A workshop with Melynda Smith
Jul
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Birth in Peace, A workshop with Melynda Smith

Comfort Measures and Relaxation Techniques for a Quicker, Easier, More Gentle Birth

This workshop will prepare you for optimal birthing and leave you and your partner feeling excited and totally confident about bringing your baby into the world in the calm and gentle way that Nature intended.

When: July 30th, 2-5:30pm
Where: Lotus Yoga, 869 Stockton Street Jax, 32204
Register: Send name, email and due date to: sagefemmebirth@gmail.com

Fee: $60/couple

More info: Contact the Instructor, Melynda Smith: 904-444-5200 or email: sagefemmebirth@gmail.com

www.sagefemmebirth.com

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 A  Workshop on the 5 Tibetan Rites with Tim Dailing at Lotus Yoga
Jun
5
10:30am10:30am

A Workshop on the 5 Tibetan Rites with Tim Dailing at Lotus Yoga

           Sunday, June 5, 2016
           10:30am - 12:00pm
           Cost $20

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The class consists of 5 exercises from Tibet which resemble
Hatha Yoga. They are practiced by the Tibetan lamas in addition to 2 other rites which are introduced after the 5 rites and are optional (not everyone chooses to do the 6th and 7th rite.) The Rites are reputed to slow or reverse the aging process by speeding up the Chakras (Energy vortexes) in the body which slow with the natural aging process. The Chakras affect the Endocrine system and Master glands in the body which help metabolism and overall health.

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ACRO YOGA + SLACKLINE YOGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Apr
8
to Apr 10

ACRO YOGA + SLACKLINE YOGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Join us for three days of amazing AcroYoga and Slackline Yoga Instruction with Sam Salwei (co-founder of YogaSlackers) and Raquel Hernández (YogaSlackers and AcroYoga teacher).

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DATES
April 8 - 10th

SCHEDULE:
Friday:  7:00 - 9:00 pm Intro to AcroYoga

Saturday:  10:30 - 12:00 pm AcroYoga and 2:00 - 6:00 pm AcroYoga

Sunday:  10:00 - 12:00 pm Slackline Yoga* and 2:00 - 6:00 pm AcroYoga

*Sunday am Slackline Yoga will be held at Memorial Park; all other sessions will be at Lotus Yoga,

PRICING:

Full Weekend:  $150 by April 1st; $200 after

Friday Only:  $30

Saturday All Day:  $80

Sunday am Slackline ONLY:  $40

Special 20% off Discounts for teachers!  Email bonnie@lotusyogajax.com to register with the teacher discount.

WHO ARE SAM AND RAQUEL?
YogaSlackers Sam Salwei and Raquel Hernández are lovers of movement. Limitations are a foreign concept to this teaching duo, as they spend their time traveling the world and fulfilling their dreams of being true modern-day nomads. Whether it’s driving coast-to-coast, or hopping on an airplane to travel overseas, the motivation is usually the same: bringing their passion for teaching to students all over the world.

What they lack in square footage for living space, they make up for with the wealth of expertise and knowledge they bring with them. Sam Salwei co-founded the YogaSlackers in 2005, and his passion for Slacklining has only grown since then. He typically can be found aweing crowds with his spectacles at every opportunity. Raquel perfectly complements Sam with her extensive training in Yoga, Acroyoga, Slacklining, and Healing Arts.

What makes this couple truly exceptional is their joint ability to spark in their students the same passion that they share for movement. Together, they create a playful, supportive, disciplined, and energetic environment in which learning comes naturally, and show their students that there is no limit to what they can achieve with a positive attitude and dedication. In fact, after taking enough of Sam and Raquel’s classes, “I can’t” may become as foreign of a concept to you as it is for the YogaSlackers!

ACRO YOGA DESCRIPTION
The YogaSlackers have developed a teaching style that quickly improves the skills of their students. This weekend is designed to heighten the skills of students of all levels. We will work as a group to support and encourage our learning and to progressively surpass our boundaries to discover a world of increased possibilities. Come discover your true potential and to play like never before. No student is too new or too advanced to enjoy this weekend workshop.

This 3 day intensive is a great opportunity to refine your skills, learn new poses and transitions. We will challenge your balance, increase your abilities and help you explore new ways of non-verbal communication. The weekend will start reviewing your handstand practice and focus from there on hand to hand training for the entire weekend. Isn't that awesome?

You will gain the tools to effectively maintain a personal practice and there's nothing better than that.

Slackline training will be focused on using the slackline as tool to improve acrobatics!

~~~~~~~~ Pre-Requisites ~~~~~~~~
YogaSlackers reserves the right to remove any student from participating in the Workshop if student does not meet any applicable pre-requisites. This is not reason to be alarmed. There are several qualified teachers in the area, that can help you get ready for this. Join their classes and jams! Or invite a friend to play. You can do this!

**** NOTE****
This 3 day intensive main pre-req is to have a partner. This person does not has to be your current AcroPartner. It just has to be a person that is committed to work with you for the entire event.

As your acrobatic's practice increases, it becomes much more important to have a set partnership. It allows for an easier, safer learning process. Find a friend that wants to be your base or flyer. Practice the pre-requisites with him/her and join us for a lot more!

Handstand & AcroYoga
1) Groundwork (30 sec each)
Free Headstand
Handstand on the Wall

2) Base and Fly (15 sec or 5 repetitions)
Free Star
Bird Presses
Candlestick
Reverse Star

LOCATION
Lotus Yoga
869 Stockton Street, Suite 7
Jacksonville, FL 32204

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An ashtanga immersion with GREG NARDI, March 11-13, 2016
Mar
11
to Mar 13

An ashtanga immersion with GREG NARDI, March 11-13, 2016

An Ashtanga Immersion with GREG NARDI
March 11-13, 2016
at Lotus Yoga
 
Prices of individual sessions are set forth below.  
Full weekend investment:  $180; EARLY BIRD:  $165 (payment in full must be received by 1/31/16) [Sorry; no refunds.]
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
THE DETAILS:
Fri. 3/11:  6-8:30p  Mindful Ashtanga - Pattabhi Jois often talked about the importance of mental training in Yoga and how the asanas will lead to a strong mind as well as a strong body. This workshop will look at the practice of ashtanga yoga as a mindfulness technique. We will explore how the right attitude and focus are key to fulfilling the deeper wisdom of yoga. The body is transformed into a vehicle for our awareness and transforms the practice from physical exercise to moving meditation. Please bring a mat and practice clothes.  (COST:  $40)
Sat. 3/12:  6:30 - 8:30a  Led Primary Series (COST $30)
Sat.  3/12, 12-2:30p  Core, Jumping Back + Jumping Through - We will explore how to utilize the full strength of the torso and bandpass to support our body weight.  This will facilitate the smooth transition of energy necessary for graceful jump backs and jump throughs.  We will also explore the spine as a smooth chain for the rolling poses in the second half of the primary series.  (COST:  $40) 
Sun. 3/13, 6:30-8:30a  Mysore Practice (at least basic knowledge of the sequencing of the primary series is preferred.) (COST:  $30)
Sun. 3/11, 12-2:30p  Backbends - Explore the fine art of backhanding.  We will work through a progressively challenging series of backbends that will educate you about the finer points of spinal extension.  Learn how to distribute energy through the entire body during your backbends to avoid overloading the lower back.  If you are challenged by the process of deepening your backbends, or just beginning to explore advanced backhanding, this workshop is not to be missed.  (COST:  $40)
 
ABOUT GREG:
Greg Nardi, founder of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, has spent years of dedicated practice under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In 2003, he was given authorization to teach from Pattabhi Jois, and in 2009, he completed a level 2 authorization course from Sharath Jois. He is currently learning the advanced series under Sharath’s guidance at the KPJAYI. Greg perpetually studies and practices Yoga, Eastern Philosophy and Sanskrit mantra chanting. He participates in Georg Feuerstein’s Traditional Yoga Studies course and has studied with Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute. Greg founded Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide, a resource which strives to explore the traditions that give rise to modern Yoga methods, to maintain the Ashtanga Yoga system as taught by Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, and to make these traditions and methods intelligible to the Western practitioner.
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Jun
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Introduction to Transformational Breathing & Yoga Nidra

Come discover Transformational Breathing, a simple, self-healing process that uses a full, connected breathing pattern to activate the most natural healing tool, your breath. Discover how breath is the key to personal transformation.

Yoga nidra will guide you in your intention setting for the breath session as well as find calmness, quietness and clarity. You will bring the mind to a state of supreme stillness & insight

Learn simple ways to open your breathing, super oxygenate your body to release stress, increase your energy, receive, renew, refresh & rejuvenate!

Facilitators for this workshop are Judy Smith, LCSW, RYT500 &
Carol Meyer, Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator & Brennan Energy Practitioner.

Pre-registration/pre-payment required, limited availability.

$45 or early bird registration before May 27th is $40. Register under the Boutique Link or contact Carol Meyer, healeronejax.com, 904 242 0012, for more information.

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Weekend With Taylor Harkness, Feb. 20 - 22, 2015
Feb
20
to Feb 22

Weekend With Taylor Harkness, Feb. 20 - 22, 2015

Click HERE to register.  COST: $185 for all 4 sessions/$50 per session.  
NOVEMBER SALE PRICING:  $170 for full weekend.  
(Sorry, no refunds.)

A weekend of yoga and adventure with
Taylor Harkness
at Lotus Yoga

February 20 - 22, 2015

Taylor is a yoga teacher bent on moving people to play both on and off the mat with skillful action, an open heart, and gratitude. An avid rock climber, yogi, rookie sky diver, hungry learner, and paramedic - he applies the experiences of life to his teachings and to keeping it real in the classroom. In his spare time, you can find him on the water as a Bliss Paddle Yoga Ambassador, or getting his hands dirty outdoors. Catch one of his upbeat classes and you may just find your frown turned upside down. Taylor teaches at YogaGlo and often travels the world teaching workshops. He has an inspiring, light-hearted and joyful approach to all he does.

FRI. 2/20, 6p - 8:30p - SHINE ON TALK + MASTER CLASS (inspiration with a dose of flow)

Let's face it, we don't always feel sparkly.  The daily push-me-pull-you hustle and bustle has a way of wearing us down.  It's easy to get stuck in a rut.  But remembering what makes us passionate and what brings us to life can shake off the dust.  There's a shimmery light in all of us and, once we find it, the affect is limitless.  The light within you even has the ability to inspire others to live bigger, bolder, and with more passion.  This quick talk begins to pry rusty doors open and the flow that follows ignites a dazzling flame.  Take a deep breath; it's time to shine.

SAT., 2/21, 10:30a - 1p - HIPS ME BABY ONE MORE TIME! (vigorous flow + restorative yin practice)

The hips!  So many muscles and connective tissues come together to form this miraculous area of the body.  All too often, these bad boys lock up from a life of sitting, old injuries, or even not-so-great habits in our practice and other sports.  This vigorous flow will bring in warmth, then we'll slide into the hips like our favorite pair of pajamas for some restorative yin to balance out.

SAT., 2/21, 2:30p - 5p - FLIP YOUR WORLD (inversions)
Inversions are like yogi super powers.  They just feel good. Inverting the body is healing, grounding, and builds calm and confidence.  But how do we get there safely?  Allow your inversion practice to unlock the door to your inner Superman and Wonder Woman. Note:  being able to hold a solid dolphin pose for 10 deep, slow breaths is encouraged for this workshop.

SUN., 2/22, 10:30a - 1p - GLITTER BOMB BACK BENDS (heart openers)
Heart openers are some of the most liberating yoga postures.  There's a sense of expansion within vulnerability. But many of us shy away for various reasons.  This workshop will free up space in places you might not have even known existed in the body.  We'll dive deeply into how to safely and comfortably expand a backbend practice.

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Vibrational Massage Valentines Ceremony
Feb
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Vibrational Massage Valentines Ceremony

Vibrational Massage Valentines Ceremony "Bring your honey, or treat yourself" at Lotus Yoga

Cost: $35.00

(register under the Boutique Link at lotusyogajax.com or email bonnie@lotusyogajax.com to reserve your space. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Join "Urban Oasis", a collaborative healing team, for a deeply relaxing evening of vibration, massage, and meditation - with Jill Pagan, LMT MA51817, Brenda (Star) Walker LMT MA12247, Duende: Rhythm Spirit: Special Guests, Arvid Smith on strings, John Guinta and Lisa Myers on handpans.

This is an all star evening you don't want to miss!!!!
You will be safely guided through a simple breathing technique and then encouraged to lay down, close your eyes, and experience the deep healing resonance of angelic hand pans and harmonious strings, accompanied by safe, compassionate, gentle touch.
What a GREAT Valentines Evening!
Don't miss this unique experience!

*Please bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably
*After Ceremony snacks provided by: Conscious Eats

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Restorative Yoga Workshop with Tricia McCauley-Cox
Sep
20
11:00am11:00am

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Tricia McCauley-Cox

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Click HERE to Register.  Cost:  $85 with bolster you keep; $65 with bolster you borrow; $45 with bolster you bring.  (Sorry, no refunds.)

A Soothing Mind & Body Opening Experience 

Restorative Yoga allows For Gentle, Deep Opening

Seated & reclining Poses are Fully Supported

Goal in restorative Yoga is Deep relaxation Without Exerting any Effort

Gentle Touch & aromatherapy During Practice

Perfect For Beginners, Practicing Yogis, athletes 

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Iyengar Style Prop Workshop with Eryn Schon-Brunner
Aug
3
11:00am11:00am

Iyengar Style Prop Workshop with Eryn Schon-Brunner

This workshop is geared towards introducing props into the modern practice of yoga to allow all practitioners access to the benefits of yoga postures regardless of age, physical condition, or length of study. Focusing on opening the chest, lengthening the spine, and releasing the shoulders and hamstrings, this practice will be informed and supported by props to create optimal body alignment, increase awareness, and allow the mind to relax.  TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK ON THE WORKSHOP LINK IN THE LOTUS BOUTIQUE.

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