Workshops/Events

upcoming workshops & events

ACME - Yoga Buzz Saturday

ACME - Yoga Buzz Saturday

May - October 2016
10:00 - 11:00 am
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300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

With Daphne & Tom
May 5 -7, 2017
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)
Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class
w/Daphne Larkin and Tom Larkin
May 5 -7, 2017


The focus of this module will be on the evolution of a class from the carefully placed intention and the first unified breath to the stillness of savasana. We will explore the relationships between asanas and the deliberate unfolding of a sequence to a peak. During the module, we’ll use a full spectrum of asanas to create simple to complex sequences and learn techniques for skillfully guiding students through movement in all directions. Learn to add depth and dimension to your classes to take students deeper into poses and more complex asanas with ease.

  • Break down krama within a pose/sequence/class
  • Sequences that move from front to back of mat
  • Techniques for guiding students through complex sequences
  • Peak poses - understanding their purpose/function/path to the peak
  • Development of sequences during the module; expanding sequences in a variety of directions for different peaks within the same family
  • Sequences for mixed level classes

SCHEDULE
Friday      8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday  8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday    8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT
Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date)

Regular: $475 per module

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module)

**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. 
If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.


To Register, click here


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Anjali Restorative - Twist & Bend Sequence

Anjali Restorative - Twist & Bend Sequence

with Shannon Paige
June 2-4, 2017
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This sequence that we call the “Healing Sisters Sequence” is aimed at the two least made movements of the spine in the human body: flexion and twisting. By moving through a thoughtful progression of side bends and supportive twists, the spine gains a liberation into new found flexibility and the breath finds more space and freedom in the practitioner. 

This Innovative Program Explores:

  • A Therapeutic Twisting and Side bending, Progression
  • Nourishing Hands On Adjustments
  • Anatomy of the Spine and Breath
  • Anatomy and Therapeutics from the Lower Back to The Neck
  • Weaving Theme Through a Progression of Key Actions, Part Two
  • Evolutionary Restorative Teaching Techniques, Voice and Cadence
  • Evolving a Teaching Practice Professionally
  • Creating and Holding Workshop Space
  • Observation and In Class Session Assistance

Required Reading and Resource:
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Level Two Manual (Provided Electroncially)
Supplemental Required Reading: Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater
Supplemental Required Reading: Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith
Supplemental Required Workbook: Anjali TS Sequencing Journal


This Course Provides a Level One Anjali (AP1) Certification and 15 CEU.


Pricing: $325
Eary Bird before May 19, 2017 - $295

Friday, June 2, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, June 4, 2017
9:00am - 2:30pm



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RESTORATIVE YOGA W/SHANNON

RESTORATIVE YOGA W/SHANNON

Public Classes
June 2-4, 2017
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ANJALI RESTORATIVE PUBLIC CLASSES
with Shannon Paige

A RESTORATIVE YOGA PRACTICE

Perhaps you are. If you are one who thrives in a one-to-one or small group setting and are dedicated to identifying the most necessary elements of wellness cultivation in another with most beneficial mindfulness-based, restorative and rejuvenative practices in others, this is for you. Set in the ancient wisdom traditions of the elements, Ayurveda and Meditative Yoga. We match the ancient to the most cutting edge sciences of anatomy, physiology and basic beneficial nutrition to optimize integrative wellness protocols in a program that empowers one beyond a class setting to help others on a more personalized path towards optimal wellness and lasting positive change.

Pricing:
$35 each

Dates:
Friday, June 2, 2017 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm


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Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

2017 DATES - Apply Now
June 20 - 25 & Aug 1 - 6
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Yoga & Pride for Radical Self Acceptance

Yoga & Pride for Radical Self Acceptance

Donation Yoga Class / June 24
Taught by Melissa & Danny!
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Yoga & Pride for Radical Self Acceptance
Donation Yoga Class


with Melissa & Danny
plus Live DJ during flow class
Saturday, June 24, 2017 
12:15 -1:30 pm 


June is LGBT Pride Month. To celebrate Pride and “Radical Self Acceptance,” Sanctuary is offering a donation class this Saturday, June 24 at 12:15 pm taught by Melissa Eltringham & Danny Brewington. And the fabulous Jimmy Joyner will be assisting the class. 

100% of the proceeds goes to OASIS Center.



What is Pride? 
LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots. On June 28, 1969, members of the New York City gay community, many of whom were transgender, united over the course of six days in spontaneous demonstrations against routine police intimidation and raids, overpowering them and inspiring activist groups to gather around the city, nation, and all over the world with a common goal of creating safe spaces for queer people to come together and be themselves – a concept unheard of in those days. 

Why Yoga? Through the practice of yoga, we gain clarity about ourselves through svadyaya (Self study), extend kindness toward ourselves and others, and develop greater awareness of the way we relate to the world around us. Through the practice of yoga, we are united. We are one. 

We are celebrating YOU - exactly as you are. Join us to embrace Radical Self Acceptance as a shining example to everyone around you! 


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 

― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
Yoga Nidra Session

Yoga Nidra Session

Led by Danny Brewington
Friday, July 21, 2017 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Yoga Nidra w/Danny Brewington
Friday, July 21, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 pm


Cost: $25

Need to de-stress? Do you have difficulty relaxing or trouble sleeping? Can’t get those disturbed thoughts and emotions to calm down? Our hectic lives overwhelm our nervous systems—the daily barrage to our senses makes our bodies tense and our minds agitated. Over time, this can have a detrimental effect on our health. An ancient antidote is Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep.” It is a powerful technique to reach an extremely relaxed state of mind—highly alert, yet void of content.

In this class we’ll reduce tension, anxiety, and de-stress completely, allowing our nervous systems to be restored. Healing occurs at an unconscious level as the cells of the body relax deeply and the mind returns to its natural state, fully aware of the present moment.

Please wear comfortable clothing—you will be supported in savasana for most of the class.

This workshop is for all levels!


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300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

Advanced Assisting in the Flow
July 28 - 30, 2017 w/Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 2 (30 hours)

Getting off the Mat: Advanced Assisting in the flow 

July 28-30, 2017 with 
Daphne Larkin & Tom Larkin

Learning to flow on and off your mat as a teacher of Vinyasa yoga while maintaining the rhythm of a class is a skill. This module focuses on the development of skills to guide students into proper alignment and deeper into asanas through a variety of techniques. 
  • Refine observation skills
  • Teaching alignment in the flow
  • Review of prana; the pancha vayus; integration of prana within an asana; the body as a container of prana
  • Advanced hands-on assists
  • Assisting “in the flow” of a class
  • Skillful assisting through verbal cues and hands on assists
  • Partner assists

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  


TO REGISTER CLICK HERE



OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

August 10 - 13, 2017
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om grown mama
prenatal teacher training

This 85-hour program taught by Jessalynn Hakanson, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LMT will prepare participants for the joys of teaching yoga during the childbearing year, and offer the tools and techniques necessary for integrating prenatal and postnatal yoga into their community. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform and this curriculum will provide an inspired path of teachings.  The teachings are rooted in the divine feminine creative power that will empower women for the transformation of childbirth and motherhood. We will explore the art of sequencing postures, pranayama practices, mantra and meditations allowing a mama in bloom to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby in bloom.


Om Grown Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
divided into two modules and taught at Sanctuary for Yoga
Module 1 (35 hours) addresses the following topics:


  • Perspectives on prenatal and postnatal yoga related to the classical teachings of yoga with an emphasis on the eight limbs, embracing the spiritual dimension of yoga as well as the physical discipline and pranayama practices
  • Human anatomy & physiology for the childbearing year
  • Energetic and physical alignment considerations for mamas in bloom specific to each trimester
  • Postures and techniques that encourage pelvic floor connection, capacity, and strength
  • Overview of potential benefits and outcomes through prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • Postures, breath work, and meditations that cultivate a nurturing source of strength and confidence while empowering the transformation in pregnancy and birth with grace

Schedule:
Thursday - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Investment:
$1,000 for both modules, if payment is made in full 60 days prior to the first module start date.

$ 550 per module, first installment due 30 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 30 days prior to second module.

$ 575 per module, first installment due 10 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 10 days prior to the module 2. 



Must send in application before registering.  See Teacher Training Application on Sanctuary Website 

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Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

August 24-27, 2017
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om grown mama
prenatal teacher training

This 85-hour program taught by Jessalynn Hakanson, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LMT will prepare participants for the joys of teaching yoga during the childbearing year, and offer the tools and techniques necessary for integrating prenatal and postnatal yoga into their community. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform and this curriculum will provide an inspired path of teachings. The teachings are rooted in the divine feminine creative power that will empower women for the transformation of childbirth and motherhood. We will explore the art of sequencing postures, pranayama practices, mantra and meditations allowing a mama in bloom to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby in bloom.

Om Grown Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 
divided into two modules and taught at Sanctuary for Yoga
Module 2 (35 hours) addresses the following topics:

  • Traditional yoga philosophy and the eight limbs applicable to lifestyle and well-being during the childbearing year
  • Observations in psychological and emotional changes during the childbearing year
  • Various methods, approaches, and models of care for the childbearing year
  • Practice and teaching methodology specific to each trimester of pregnancy and postpartum period
  • Various class formats for the beginning and/or advanced student during each trimester
  • Class options and workshop formats that could be offered during the childbearing year
  • Class formats and considerations for the “4th trimester”, postpartum, and om grown mama & baby bliss
  • The relevance of holding a supportive space for educated, empowered, and intuitive choices in pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood 

Schedule

Thursday - 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Investment:
$1,000 for both modules, if payment is made in full 60 days prior to the first module start date.

$ 550 per module, first installment due 30 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 30 days prior to second module.

$ 575 per module, first installment due 10 days prior to module 1 & the second installment due 10 days prior to the module 2.


Must send in application before registering.
See Teacher Training Application on Sanctuary Website


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300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti
Sept 8 - 10, 2017 | Tom
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CORE MODULE 4 (30 hours)

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti - The World of Vital Energ

Sept. 8 -10, 2017 w/Daphne & Tom


The World of Vital Energy is the unseen, but often felt through integration and manipulation of our physical body to understand the hidden powers of the subtle body. This “felt experience” is known as élan vital or vital spark and is also considered the essence of the soul. In this module we will explore this this essence through physical postures, philosophical study and first hand experience in the potent quality of pancha-vayus. As a result, we will strive to create new patterns about our internal control of and over our own élan vital.

  • Understanding Kundalini, the dynamic latent power
  • The Primary Bandha: Mulabandha, Uddiyana, Jalandara
  • Maha Mudra
  • Review of the panca-vayus
  • How to use the vayus to our advantage
  • Pranayama techniques and kriyas, including nadi cleansing/balancing
  • Chakra Movement Meditation
  • Yogic physiology
This is a movement based module centered around arm balances, inversions and transitions.

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

 

 


Anjali Restorative - Certified Provider

Anjali Restorative - Certified Provider

with Shannon Paige
September 15-17, 2017
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Anjali, The Science of Rest and Renewal
A Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
With Founder, Shannon Paige, ERYT 500, CYTP 10000+



The Final Program that Completes an Anjali Restorative Yoga Teacher’s FULL Certification as an ATP, Anjali Therapeutic Yoga Provider is a weekend long program steeped in the specific therapeutic use of each restorative posture that could be aimed at a client’s particular pain or emotional state of being. This program cannot be taken with out the three prior mentioned programs fulfilled. Clear awareness and confidence to create personalized Anjali Restorative Yoga Sessions with a Therapeutic Aim will allow one a deeply empowered space by which to meet clients in a one-on-one offering. We will use the elements, the Maha Bhutas, to help identify and resource the most haling set of postures, sequence, and breathing practices for an optimal effect of: progressive ease, rejuvenation, and relaxation. (30 CEU)

Pricing: $325
Eary Bird before September 1 - $295


Session Times:
Friday September 15, 2017
6 - 9pm

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9am - 4pm

Sunday, September 17, 2017
9am - 2:30pm


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Restorative Yoga w/Shannon

Restorative Yoga w/Shannon

Public Classes
September 15-17, 2017
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ANJALI RESTORATIVE PUBLIC CLASSES

with Shannon Paige 

A RESTORATIVE YOGA PRACTICE
Perhaps you are. If you are one who thrives in a one-to-one or small group setting and are dedicated to identifying the most necessary elements of wellness cultivation in another with most beneficial mindfulness-based, restorative and rejuvenative practices in others, this is for you. Set in the ancient wisdom traditions of the elements, Ayurveda and Meditative Yoga. We match the ancient to the most cutting edge sciences of anatomy, physiology and basic beneficial nutrition to optimize integrative wellness protocols in a program that empowers one beyond a class setting to help others on a more personalized path towards optimal wellness and lasting positive change.


PRICING:
$35 each

DATES:
Friday, Sept 15 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, Sept 16 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, Sept 17 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm


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300 hr YTT Module 5: Walking a Mile in Shiva's Bare Feet

300 hr YTT Module 5: Walking a Mile in Shiva's Bare Feet

Oct 13 - 15, 2017
w/Tom Larkin

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Core Module 5 (30 Hours)

The Yana and Katha of the Devas - Walk a Mile in Shiva’s Bare Feet 


October 13-15, 2017 
with Tom Larkin

In this module we dive deep into the journey (yana) and tales (katha) of the gods themselves. Our study is rooted in the philosophies and mythologies of the universe as seen from the yoga tradition. We will learn through exploration stories and iconography how the vision of the Paramatman (Supreme Self) is obtained by learning about the underlying correlation and dharmic connection between God’s plan and our vision of all things.

We will dive into the storied worlds of the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Bhagavad-Gita, and stories of kings and sages, monkeys and gods. We will embrace the ebb and flow of verse, sometimes like a frenzied dance (tandava), as we open to a world rich in knowledge of a deeper intelligence.

This is primarily a lecture based module, but be prepared to move and experience the inner science of the verse.

SCHEDULE

Friday 8:00-6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00-3:00 pm

INVESTMENT

Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date) 

Regular: $475 per module 

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module) 
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full

This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.  


TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
Nicki Doane in Nashville!

Nicki Doane in Nashville!

October 27 - 29, 2017
Open to the Public / 300 YTT Elective
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Maya Yoga with Nicki Doane
October 27 - 29, 2017 

$ 45 individual session
$200 full workshop (5 workshops)


Workshop is open to the public. Anyone with an interest in Vinyasa Yoga & Philosophy can join. 
This weekend workshop counts as 20 elective hours towards Sanctuary’s 300 hr YTT program. 



Maya Yoga Hip Openings
Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm


Cultivate your seat of awareness and learn to sit comfortably for the rest of your life. Since yoga is all about creating and sustaining balance in our lives, this class is the perfect complement to a strong Vinyasa yoga practice. This class will be more reflective in nature as we find our way into various postures, usually on, but not limited to, the floor, and stay there to see what happens. In order to explore the more advanced poses that yoga has to offer, you have to open your hips. Come prepared to dive deep as we provide you with valuable information for your yoga practice to carry into the rest of your life.


Make Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras Juicy and Exciting
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00am - 10:45 am


Been practicing yoga for a while now and starting to get curious about the practice beyond the poses? This class is for you. The sutras are essentially the psychology of yoga. If we chant them, they can help us understand our restless monkey minds. Chanting doesn't have to be this weird thing that some yogis do. In fact, chanting is not only a form of pranayama (conscious breathing), but its also considered to be Internal medicine. We'll weave the sutras into a strong vinyasa practice, showing how related the poses of the body are to the posture of your mind. Class includes vinyasa practice and ends with seated chanting of Nicki's Top 10 Foundational Yoga Sutras.


Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm


Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are considered to be the road map for the yogi. The word “sutra” when broken down is translated as “su,” meaning to link, and “tra,” meaning in order to transcend...so the sutras are small phrases with very big meanings. All yogic traditions are rooted in the ancient philosophy, which basically explains the steps needed to be taken in order to reach enlightenment. While most of us are not necessarily after enlightenment, these seemingly simple aphorisms can be a lifelong study and practice. The most exciting aspect of starting to study them is discovering how much they relate to the asana practice and just how much they can enhance your yoga practice. In this class we will explore the sutras most related to asana and we’ll do this through translating them, defining them, and then chanting them.

***This will be a discussion-oriented class with some pranayama and meditation included.***


Therapeutic Yoga for Feet, Knees and Hips
Saturday, October 28, 2017
5:00pm-8:00pm


Just as a house cannot stand tall without a firm foundation, so the human body cannot stand tall and strong without healthy, strong feet and legs. Explore the general anatomy of the feet, knees, and hips and learn postures that will help to open these areas safely and effectively. This work is absolutely essential for all yoga teachers


Wake Up Your Shakti
Sunday, October 29, 2017
8:00am - 11:00am


To practice yoga is to recognize and celebrate the Divine within and find expression for that realization. A dynamic Vinyasa style yoga practice is one way to do just that and to start to awaken the spirit within us all. Through an energizing sequence of postures, we will explore how a grounded, earth-based asana practice can be the bridge that joins the gap between the spirit body and the physical body. The beauty of this class lies in its spontaneity: it is always different. Depending on students’ needs and backgrounds, the postures are linked together using an intelligent sequence and with conscious breathing. Dynamic backbends will complete the flow. This is an extremely fun class and can go very deep.



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Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

November 10 - 12, 2017
2 Spots Open!
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6th ANNUAL 
Sanctuary For Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear!
November 10 - 12, 2017

RESERVE NOW - 2 spots remaining

Get away for the weekend to enjoy great yoga, delicious vegetarian meals and the beautiful Gray Bear retreat center - all surrounded by your friends and fellow yogis of the Sanctuary community. We’re bringing together some of Sanctuary’s finest teachers (Daphne, Liz, Jessalynn & Page), students and friends to take some time away from our busy schedules without traveling too far.  Register early as this retreat sells out.


About the Weekend

- Daily meditation & yoga practices led by Sanctuary’s teachers 

- Lots of free time to rest/relax/reconnect with nature 

- Accommodations included in the cost of the retreat 

- All meals included 

-Massage therapist & Watzu practitioners are available during the weekend for appointments (additional cost)

Arrive: Friday, Nov 10 between 2:00 - 4:00pm   

Checkout: Sunday, Nov 12  @ 2:00pm


Cost

$400/person for double occupancy (single occupancy available for additional charge)

$100/non-refundable deposit required to secure a space (due by Oct. 1, 2017)

Full payment required by November 1, 2017

*MAX number of people for the retreat is 30.


TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Call us at the studio 615-297-8797
 


About Gray Bear
Nestled in the rolling forest of the beautiful West Tennessee hills, Gray Bear Holistic Retreat Center is a pause along your path, fulfilling the ideal environment for health, relaxation, and yoga. Our richly warm, rustic retreat reveals the empirical healing of nature. Pure air commands the awareness of breath. Pure water reflects the image of serenity. Stone hearths with roaring fires, and long twilight walks will complete the richness found in the blending of naure and yoga.

The center features one hundred fifty acres of rolling hills, and thick forest for hiking, natural springs for reflection, a crisp shower in our waterfall, sacred moments in our hand-built wood-fired sauna, the silence of nature’s symphony, clean air, clear water and a life free of distractions. While the lodging is intentionally rustic, the staff makes sure guests feel comfortable and right at home. Most rooms are double occupancy with shared baths. Our commitment in the kitchen is strong: vegetarian meals prepared with love and whole, organic ingredients.



Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

Belize Yoga Eco-Adventure Retreat

with Tom Larkin                300 Hour TT Elective
January 6-13, 2018       
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Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Jan 12-14, 2018 - 300 YTT Elective
Workshop open to anyone!
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Meditation Immersion
Danny Brewington
Jan 12-14, 2018


This workshop is open to the public. NO Prerequisites required.  Anyone with an interest in meditation can join.  This module is part of Sanctuary's 300 hr YTT program and counts as 20 elective hours towards completion of the 300 hr program. 


In this module, students and teachers will take an extensive look at meditation, exploring the layers of the mind and consciousness itself. The course will add depth to a personal practice and demonstrate methods of incorporating it into the classroom. We’ll look at ways to stimulate brain waves and enter the deeper levels of meditation, using time-honored techniques from the masters and current developments in brain research, referencing the work of Dr. David Hawkins, Daniel Goleman, Rick Hanson, Anna Wise, and Alan Watts, to name a few. It’s a heavy subject, but we’ll have fun!

Our Points of Focus for the weekend are:

  • Understanding the subtle dimensions of breath 
  • Our senses and heightened states of awareness
  • Mantras, mudras, and other focusing tools 
  • Mental and emotional blocks and how to work with them 
  • Creating positive change, cultivating compassion, opening to more creativity, and healing the mind/body structure. 
  • Formless, subjective experience 
  • Meditation and the world of quantum science



Immersion Schedule:

Friday
   6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday
   8:30am – 12:30pm
   1:30pm – 5:30pm

Sunday
11:00am – 12:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm


Suggested Reading:
"Focus" by Daniel Goleman
"Buddha’s Brain" by Rick Hanson
"Emptiness Dancing" by Adyashanti


Investment: 
$250 Full Weekend  



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About Danny
Danny has been meditating for over 25 years, visiting sacred places and holy sites all over the globe. Following a self-directed path, he has benefitted from masters and experienced leaders in the field. He hopes to inspire others to transform their lives with this ancient body of knowledge. His classes are engaging, inspiring, and educational—students are provided a setting for easy integration of the material, often experiencing breakthrough moments of clarity and insight, and laughter.

YOGA Nidra Session

YOGA Nidra Session

Led by Danny Brewington
Friday, Jan 12, 2018 / 7:45-9:00pm
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Yoga Nidra w/Danny Brewington
January 12, 2018
7:45 - 9:00 pm


Cost: $25

Need to de-stress? Do you have difficulty relaxing or trouble sleeping? Can’t get those disturbed thoughts and emotions to calm down? Our hectic lives overwhelm our nervous systems—the daily barrage to our senses makes our bodies tense and our minds agitated. Over time, this can have a detrimental effect on our health. An ancient antidote is Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep.” It is a powerful technique to reach an extremely relaxed state of mind—highly alert, yet void of content.

In this class we’ll reduce tension, anxiety, and de-stress completely, allowing our nervous systems to be restored. Healing occurs at an unconscious level as the cells of the body relax deeply and the mind returns to its natural state, fully aware of the present moment. 

Please wear comfortable clothing—you will be supported in savasana for most of the class.

This workshop is for all levels!


To Register, click here


Pranayama Immersion w/Jessalynn

Pranayama Immersion w/Jessalynn

Open to the Public
Feb 9-11, 2018 | 300 hr YTT elective
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Yin Yoga Immersion

Yin Yoga Immersion

with Liz Stewart | 300 YTT Elective
Feb 23-25, 2018 | Open to the public!
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Yin Yoga Intensive
with Elizabeth Stewart, RYT 500
Feb. 23-25, 2018


This workshop is open to the public. NO Prerequisites required. Anyone with an interest in learning more about Yin Yoga can join. This module is part of Sanctuary's 300 hr YTT program and counts as 20 elective hours towards completion of the 300 hr program.

While the benefits of an active, dynamic yoga practice are many and considerable, especially to the muscular, "yang" tissues, Yin Yoga allows us to work deeply into the other half, the "yin" tissues of our joints and ligaments, the deep fascial networks, and even our bones.

In this module, students and teachers will explore the following:

  • Yin Yoga principles and philosophy
  • Yin and the physical body
  • Yin and the energy body
  • Cultivating mindfulness in Yin Yoga
  • Yin yoga asanas, including modifications and the use of props
  • Considerations for sequencing
  • Teaching a safe and effective Yin class
  • Each day will include a 1-2 hour Yin practice 
  • Opportunities for practice teaching 

Required reading:
"The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga" by Bernie Clark


SCHEDULE
Friday: Feb 23       4:00-7 pm
Saturday: Feb 24  8:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-5:30 pm
Sunday: Feb 25    10:30-12:30 pm & 1:30-4:30 pm


INVESTMENT:
$250 for full module, if paid by February 3, 2018.
$275 after February 3, 2018


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ABOUT LIZ
Liz is Yoga Alliance certified at the 500 hour level through the Asheville Yoga Center, with an additional 50 hour certification with renowned Yin Yoga teacher Bernie Clark in Vancouver, BC. She has also completed Sarah Powers' Level I Yin/Insight Yoga teacher training. Certified in Katherine Roberts' Yoga for Golfers, she completed her first 200 hour level in Ashtanga Yoga through the Franklin Yoga Center.

Liz's teaching embodies an extensive knowledge of Yin Yoga with its passive, deep, restorative and meditative combinations of poses. Varying levels of intensity and creative use of props are the basis for a practice that students of all levels can enjoy. Her emphasis on the cultivation of body and breath awareness, and the re-establishment of health and harmony, offer benefits to students both on and off the mat.

San Miguel Yoga Retreat

San Miguel Yoga Retreat

w/Daphne Larkin
Limited to 10 people
April 15 - 22, 2018


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300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

Finding Your Authentic Voice
April 20-22, 2018 | Daphne
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CORE MODULE 3 (30 hours) 

Truth: Finding Your Authentic Voice 
April 20-22, 2018
w/Daphne Larkin 


In this module, teachers will explore techniques to discovering their authentic voice. Each person is unique. We bring the sum of our experiences both on and off the mat to our teaching and our own unique offering. This module also focuses on the heart-opening family of backbends as a foundation for our work during the module. We’ll build a complete experience literally from the ground up.

Explorations into our authentic selves include: Exercises with poetry, sacred texts, images, inspiration that is meaningful to you personally Musical exploration - developing playlists that are unique to you; an expression of your classes Journaling and vision boards as a landscape for our class experience Setting the tone for a class Weaving theme into classes


SCHEDULE
   Friday
      8:00am - 6:00pm

  Saturday
    8:00am - 6:00pm

  Sunday
    8:00am - 3:00pm


INVESTMENT
Regular: $475 per module
Early bird: $425 per module (paid 2 weeks in advance per module start date)

Pay In Full for all 5 Modules - $2000 (paid before start of 1st module - $400/module)
**You will have 2 years to complete the 5 core modules if you select Pay In Full


This workshop is open to the public. If planning to enroll in 300 hr YTT program, MUST SEND IN APPLICATION.


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REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION POLICY

No cash refunds.  

When applicable, refunds will be credited to your Sanctuary Account and may be used for classes, workshops, teacher trainings or boutique purchases.

Registrations for all event types without payment cannot be guaranteed.

Payment for all event types must be made in full on or before first session of the event, unless alternative payment options have been arranged in advance with Sanctuary for Yoga

No refunds will be issued after the workshop/training begins.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.


Workshops

Cancellations more than 24 hours before event
Total cost of workshop will be credited to your Sanctuary account.
Cancellations within 24 hours of event
Total cost of workshop minus a 10% Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.


Teacher Trainings

Cancellations seven (7) days or more before start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations in the six (6) days prior to start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable deposit plus 10% (of total training cost) Administration Fee, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary Account.
Cancellations within 24 hours of start date
Total cost of training minus the non-refundable registration fee plus 25% of total training cost will be deducted, remaining balance will be credited to your Sanctuary account.

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