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An Attunement to Reiki is a practical tool for Self Care and Awareness of Energetic Boundries for the Compassionate Be-ing.
Reiki Master Teacher Dani Garrick
Contact Bethany@lotusyogajax.com to be connected with Dani for questions or more information!
This workshop includes exercises, activations and powerful energy clearing through which you'll begin to shift and clear patterns and pain related to subconscious moments in your childhood that may be impacting your every day reality. Deb will also do intuitive readings to help you identify and clear the original moments when these subconscious patterns were seated. You'll leave feeling more positive and open, ready to create a new experience in your current reality!
CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND MEDITATION
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EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED TO 10/22!
$20 before 10/22; $25 after.
This unique harmonic experience features the sounds of pure quartz crystal singing bowls, Tibetan metal bowls, symphonic chimes, and various other healing instruments which induce states of deep relaxation and promotes healing. Sound is an incredibly powerful tool which fine-tunes our greatest vibrational instrument: our own bodies. Our body, mind, and spirit always want to be moving in a direction toward balance, yet often the moments in our lives are filled with external stimulus and noise which can prevent us from achieving a higher state of harmony. Give yourself the extraordinary gift of this immersion in sound and move closer to the source of the inner peace and well-being you desire and deserve.
Lisa McCormack is a certified and registered yoga teacher and has been assisting others in deeper mind-body-spirit connections through her crystal bowl sound meditations for many years. She offers a safe and tranquil space to relax your body, calm your mind, and reconnect with your soul.
Please bring a yoga mat, a pillow, and blanket. Some mats and blankets are available at the studio if you do not have one.
RESCHEDULED! NEW DATE TBA.
In this workshop we will be breaking down traditional Vinyasa postures and discussing ways to modify and enhance your practice, how to use the right tools, bolsters, blocks, props and the wall to ensure a safe and comfortable practice.
If you're new to Vinyasa yoga or recently recovering from an injury or joint replacement, then this workshop is just for you!
Please bring something to write on and a pen or pencil if desired. There is also a chance to get one on one questions and answers with Rachel.
Rachel has been teaching and practicing yoga since 2007 with an emphasis on energetic displacement and alignment. She graduated from the Florida school of Massage in 2014 and has a passion for educating her clients on specific yoga postures to live comfortable and pain free! Guided meditation and self written poetry are included. Yoga instructors new to teaching are also encouraged to attend.
Come explore the gift of natural healing.
When: Sunday October 22, 10:30-12:30pm
Investment : $25
Location: Lotus Yoga
October 14, 2017 at Lotus Yoga from 10:30a -12p, with Bethany Crawley
Tuition $30 Register Here
- Learn Breath Practices to Regulate Your Nervous System for More Balance
- Learn Simple Movement Practices to Connect with Calm
- Begin Basic Mindfulness Practices to Find Refuge in the Present Moment
- Guidance through and Resources for Relaxation for Deep Rest
4 Saturdays from 10:30-12 p at Lotus Yoga
Tuition $120 (please see the flyer for more information)
- September 23 ~ Mindfulness of Breath + Body
- October 7 ~ Mindfulness of the Senses + Feeling Tones
- October 21 ~ Mindfulness of Emotions
- November 4 ~ Mindfulness of Thoughts
We're hosting a Birth Wisdom Workshop for expecting parents here at our studio on September 9th!
This workshop is for expecting parents desiring a quicker, easier, safer and more peaceful birth experience for themselves and their babies. Your birth partner (significant other) will also learn all the skills needed to nurture and support you during your birthing journey! The info provided 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.
You'll learn 60+ "Comfort Measures and Deep Relaxation Techniques" that are proven to release the body's "endogenous opioids" (natural pain killers) Think: massage, acupressure, water immersion, special deep breathing techniques, etc.
We'll also cover the following topics:
- Following and trusting your womb wisdom (natural birthing instincts and intuition)
- How to avoid the "Fear-Tension-Pain" cycle” and turn it into "Enjoy-Accept-Relax"
- How to shave hours off your labor
- The "Three R's" by Penny Simkin: Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual
- Emotional and physical needs of the laboring woman
- Nurturing, healing touch techniques and mother friendly language/speech during the birthing journey
- Creating a soothing birth environment that contributes to profound relaxation
- Optimal laboring positions and why movement and mobility are essential
We'll end the workshop with a guided meditation/creative visualization exercise combined with doTERRA essential oils.
- Swag bag full of pregnancy + birth goodies
- The Ultimate Birth Bundle (PDF Collection) to help you prepare and plan for an awesome pregnancy, birth and postpartum
- Complimentary Birth Strategy Session with your instructor, Melynda Smith
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WE'RE BRINGING ASHTANGA BACK!
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.
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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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.
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
Chandra Jot Kaur teaches Kundalini Practices as a Foundation for Infinity. She will offer sessions on January 14 + 21. Please join her for one or for both sessions!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: Contact the Instructor, Melynda Smith: 904-444-5200 or email: email@example.com
Sunday, June 5, 2016
10:30am - 12:00pm
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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.
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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April 8 - 10th
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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)
Handstand on the Wall
2) Base and Fly (15 sec or 5 repetitions)
869 Stockton Street, Suite 7
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
Vibrational Massage Valentines Ceremony "Bring your honey, or treat yourself" at Lotus Yoga
(register under the Boutique Link at lotusyogajax.com or email email@example.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
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
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.