Workshops/Events

upcoming workshops & events

ACME - Yoga Buzz Saturday

ACME - Yoga Buzz Saturday

May - October 2018
10:00 - 11:00 am
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Nicki Doane in Nashville!

Nicki Doane in Nashville!

November 2 - 4, 2018
Open to the Public / 300 YTT Elective
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Maya Yoga with Nicki Doane
Nov 2 - 4, 2018 

$ 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. 



Free Your Hips, Free Your Life
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm


Free Your Hips, Free Your Life
It is now an acknowledged fact that tight hips can be a serious risk to your health. The AMA, American Medical Association, has publicly declared that sitting is the new smoking. Yogis of course have known this for a long time and there are many poses to help open the hips safely and effectively. There are four sides to the hips, the front, back, inner and outer which are made up of the quadriceps and psoas ( hip flexors), the hamstrings, external rotators and the inner groins. This class will cover all four sides and share poses to help you maintain your open hips throughout your life. We will also do some poses to open the feet as they are important too. *mostly asana, active and restorative*


Passport to Your Core - A Yoga Practice to Guide You into Yourself While Turning Yourself Upside Down
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am

What is Yoga? If we look at the literal meaning of the Sanskrit word, it means to yoke or to bring together. Real yoga is about calming the mind with all its fluctuations and agitations. Most of our suffering and fears as human beings is between our ears, right in the middle of our consciousness. Of course there is also plenty of suffering and pain that we experience in our physical and emotional bodies as well. The poses of yoga are great because they not only lengthen and strengthen the muscles in our body but they offer us key insights into the workings of our minds. The poses reveal what is already there. It is a beautiful mystery how the poses become keys that unlock deep hidden parts of ourselves, parts that we have kept locked way and that we repress. It is the dark areas of our consciousness that have so much to teach us about ourselves. Maya Yoga teaches a way of practicing yoga that is as much about aligning the physical body as it is about learning how to love yourself more everyday.

This class will use asana and pranayama to examine the mind body connection more deeply. The focus will be on the group of poses known as the Inversions - the upside down poses. Through an intelligent sequence of poses we will practice Handstands at the wall whether you are a pro already or a complete novice. Forearm balance will be done at the wall as well and headstand and shoulderstand will be introduced and shared as well. We will complete the class with the most restful pose, Viparita karani, legs up against the wall.

This class will be taught in a supportive compassionate environment with the focus on the process of yoga and not necessarily on the final pose. All are welcome!
*asana, pranayama, some partner work, props used for sure*




The Citti Vrittis - Exploring Ancient Yogic Thoughts on the Root Causes of an Afflicted Mind
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018
1:00pm-3:30pm 


One of the most important books on Yoga Psychology is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Patanjali is believed to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu who came to earth to share both Sanskrit and the teaching of yoga with humanity in an effort to uplift them and offer guidance to their spiritual journey. These teachings are still highly relevant today and in this class we will look at the “Vrittis” which are the fluctuations and agitations of the mind. We all have them and they can lead to an unstable mind and a distorted perception of reality. We will cover the five vrittis that are said to be painful and the five vrittis that are said to be seemingly non painful. There will be discussion of the vrittis and how they affect our daily lives and we will also chant them together in the call and response style known as kirtan.

*mostly discussion with some chanting*



Drop In and Let Go - Deep Restorative Yoga
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018
5:00pm-7:30 pm

Life is so busy these days and in spite of all the technological gadgets we all have to help us manage our lives, we all experience some level of stress at some point. We often do not take the time to rest and reset our nervous systems and our brains and this can lead to even more stress. Our nervous system has two parts; sympathetic and parasympathetic. Sympathetic is the flight or fight repsonse- the active side , and the Parasympathetic is the more calming quieting side. It is vital to nourish both sides and this class is for the support of the parasympathetic. Please make the time for this class and let Nicki guide you into an experience where you learn to drop in, get quiet inside, and let go into deep relaxation. It is truly an art to be able to make the space and time for self care and you deserve it. This class is restorative in nature with bolsters and props and Nicki’s reading of the ancient Yoga myths.

*asana, pranayama, restorative*


Embracing the Unknown - Backward Bending Postures
Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
9:00am - 11:30am


Some of the most important and effective yoga poses are the ones that extend the spine and bring freedom to the back. They of course are known as backbends and many people can be intimidated by them. Allow Nicki to lead you through a safe and effective yoga practice that will prepare you for the backward bending poses very well. Through Sun Salutations, standing poses and lunges, your body will be ready to do backbends like you’ve never done them before. Some poses that will be included, but not limited to, are standing back arch, salabhasana, danurasana, setu bandha sarvangasana, and urdhva dhanurasana. If needed, Nicki has an intelligent way of working with the props so they both support and propel you deeper into the pose in a safe way. This class will end with twisting postures to relieve the spine and a deep restful savasana to realign your body and mind.
*asana, pranayama, props when needed*




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Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

November 9 - 11, 2018
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7th ANNUAL 
Sanctuary For Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear!
November 9 - 11, 2018

SOLD OUT - Waitlist only

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 9 between 2:00 - 4:00pm 

  Checkout: Sunday, Nov 11 @ 2:00pm


Cost

$425/person for shared occupancy in the main lodge (single occupancy cabins available for additional charge)

$100/non-refundable deposit required to secure a space 

Full payment required by November 1, 2018

If you would like to come one day early, this is an option:

PRE EVENT EARLY ARRIVAL // Thursday, Nov 8 between 4:00-6:00 pm

ADDITIONAL NIGHT OPTION // $575 (total cost)
*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.



Yoga Flow + Live Music (Sound Bath)

Yoga Flow + Live Music (Sound Bath)

with Daphne & Special Guest Joshua Stoddard
Sat, November 17, 2018
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Yoga Flow + Live Music
with Daphne & Special Guest Joshua Stoddard
Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:30 & 10:15 am classes

Cost: $18 or use class series 

Join us for a Saturday AM of yoga flow followed by deep rooted restorative poses designed to soften the body and enhance the soul. While Daphne guides you through the flow, Joshua will create a relaxing a peaceful atmosphere filled with calming sounds that resonate in harmony with your mind, body and spirit. Sound bath sessions balance the body and mind by applying specific vibrations and frequencies that create a harmonic space for healing.

About Joshua’s Music
Joshua performs each sound bath with the intention of providing a grounding experience to leave you feeling centered and recharged. His angelic soundscapes are created through a stream of consciousness process using guitar, voice, and quartz crystal sound bowls. Joshua combines his passion and over 20 years experience as a musician with his love to provide a space of peace and healing for others. 



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

Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018
with 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 


Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018 
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.  


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Holiday Party + 14 year Celebration

Holiday Party + 14 year Celebration

6-8:30pm | Free class begins @ 6
Wednesday, DEC 5
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 Sanctuary Holiday Party  

It’s December!  And it’s a time of year when we like to get together with friends and family to celebrate our yoga community & the deep connections we have made over the years. In the holiday spirit, we’re inviting you all to our annual Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 5th from 6-8:30pm. We’ll be kicking it off with a free yoga class at 6pm. We will also have special holiday deals in the boutique and some class package deals available to everyone who stops in. Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, DECEMBER 5

6-8:30pm  Holiday Open House

6-7:15pm Free Yoga Class w/ Daphne

Lite Bites/Wine
Boutique Deals
Class Package Specials - available in studio
Gift Wrapping


Yin Yoga with Live Music

Yin Yoga with Live Music

January 1, 2019
4:00 - 5:30pm | $25.00
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a sweet surrender on new year’s day
january 1, 2019
4:00 - 5:30pm
Cost $25



Join us for a Yin Yoga practice led by Liz Stewart and accompanied by the beautiful, meditative sounds of Alicia Enstrom’s violin. The Yin Yoga practice targets the areas of the body that are rich in connective tissues, increases circulation and flexibility, reduces stress and anxiety and increases the flow of chi through the meridians. In addition, you will also experience the profound effect of music on the way you feel, function and react.

This practice will leave you feeling calm, restored,
relaxed and with a deep sense of well-being.


To Register, click here.

Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Meditation Immersion w/Danny Brewington

Jan 18 - 20, 2019 - 300 YTT Elective
Workshop open to anyone!
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Meditation Immersion
Danny Brewington
January 18-20, 2019


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 18, 2019 | 7:45pm - 9:00pm
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Yoga Nidra w/Danny Brewington
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
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!



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BOOM Workaway Yoga Retreat

BOOM Workaway Yoga Retreat

with Krista Chapman & Tom Larkin
Jan 26 - Feb 2, 2019
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Yin Yoga Immersion

Yin Yoga Immersion

with Liz Stewart | 300 YTT Elective
Feb 15-17, 2019 | Open to the public!
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Yin Yoga Intensive
with Elizabeth Stewart, RYT 500
Feb. 15 - 17, 2019


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
    4:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday
     8:45am - 10:45am
   11:45am - 5:30pm

Sunday
   10:30am - 12:30pm
     1:30pm - 4:30pm


INVESTMENT

$275.00 Full Event
$250.00 Early Bird 20 day before event




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.


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300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

with Daphne & Tom
March 1 - 3, 2019
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)
Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class
w/Daphne Larkin & Tom
March 1 - 3, 2019


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.



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Pranayama Immersion w/Jessalynn

Pranayama Immersion w/Jessalynn

Open to the Public
April 12 -14, 2019 | 300 hr YTT elective
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Pranayama and Kriya OM Jai!
Pranayama Immersion with Jessalynn Hakanson
April 12 - 14, 2019


Victory and Vitality through Breath, Intention, and Action

This workshop is open to the public. There are no prerequisites required. Anyone with an interest in learning more about Pranayama and Kriya can participate in the immersion. This module is part of Sanctuary's 300 hr YTT program and counts as 20 elective hours towards completion of the 300 hr program.

Pranayama and Kriya are practices that pave way for purification, intuitive development, and balance through an expansive use and understanding of our own vital energy force. With devotion and discipline, these practices and techniques activate self-healing and gift the practitioner with heightened self-awareness, Divine connection, and clarity on the path of Self-realization.


Focus and Highlights for this Immersion:

  • Define and explore the yogic limb of Pranayama.
  • Learn and practice various breathing techniques.
  • Discuss basic yoga philosophy and anatomy of pranayama.
  • Learn how to integrate energy locks/bonds in a pranayama practice.
  • Consider ways to integrate pranayama into an asana practice.
  • Understand how pranayama helps prepare the body for meditation.
  • Explore how some Mantras and Mudras may be incorporated into breathwork to enhance the practice of Pranayama, yoga, and meditation.
  • Define and explore the dimensions of Kriya.
  • Consider how Kriya practices support the practices of Pranayama and
  • Meditation through holistic cleansing and purification.
  • Learn and experience various Kriya practices.


Investment
$250 for the full weekend


Tentative Schedule
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
**breaks TBA


Supportive Reading List
The Science of Pranayama by Sri Swami Sivananda
Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Wisdom by Sri Dharma Mittra

Jivamukti Yoga by David Life and Sharon Gannon


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About Jessalynn
Humbled by the presence of breath and heart, yoga awakens grace within the movement of Jessalynn’s practice and life. Her vinyasa classes encourage a smile or two, dynamic movement, pranayama practices, and the sweet surrender of ego to reveal peace.


Practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2004, Jessalynn holds certifications in prenatal, postnatal, and a 200 hour RYT yoga certificate through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She has a background in various styles such as vinyasa, ashtanga, jivamukti, yin, kundalini, and restorative. Jessalynn is grateful to all her teachers in life, and learning from all her fellow practitioners along the way. She studied the Khalsa Way Teacher Training with Gurmukh Khalsa and her senior teaching staff. Her 500 hour RYT certification is through Sri Dharma Mittra’s Life Of A Yogi Teacher Training. Sri Dharma’s training focuses heavily on the classical teachings of yoga with a strong emphasis on the eight limbs, spiritual dimension of yoga, as well as the physical discipline and pranayama practices. She is grateful for experiences with many gifted and seasoned teachers, and feels blessed with their influence and inspiration.

She lives in loving service and gratitude to her community, stellar husband, guru children, and doting dogs


300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

300 hr YTT Module 3: TRUTH

Finding Your Authentic Voice
April 26-28, 2019 | Daphne
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CORE MODULE 3 (30 hours) 

Truth: Finding Your Authentic Voice 
April 26-28, 2019
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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Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program

2019 DATES - Apply Now
June 18 - 23 & July 16 - 21
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France Yoga Retreat w/Daphne

France Yoga Retreat w/Daphne

Join us! June 1 - 8, 2019   
300 Hour TT Elective      
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Yoga of 12-Step Recovery

Yoga of 12-Step Recovery

w/Nikki Myers
June 7-9, 2019
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Yoga of 12-Step Recovery [Y12SR] : 

Leadership Training w/ Nikki Myers
June 7-9, 2019 


Investment: $375 / $350 prior to May 7, 2019 

Learn how to create and hold safe space for those impacted by addiction
Discover a holistic program for addiction recovery and relapse prevention. Get the tools, knowledge, and support to offer weekly Yoga of 12-Step Recovery meetings in your community.*

Schedule:
Friday, June 7 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, June 8 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, June 9 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

REGISTER NOW - Coming soon 


*To become fully qualified to host Y12SR meetings, you must complete both the Y12SR Intensive and Leadership Training



About Nikki
An accomplished speaker, teacher and practitioner, Nikki Myers is an MBA, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Certified Health Coach. Born from her personal struggle with addiction, Nikki is the founder of Y12SR, The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. Based in its theme ‘the issues live in the tissues’, Y12SR is a relapse prevention program that weaves the art & science of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are now available throughout the world and the curriculum is rapidly becoming a feature of addiction recovery treatment centers. Nikki’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin Magazine, and CBSnews.com. She is honored to be a co-founder of the annual Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conferences at Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center. Nikki was named as a Yoga Journal Game Changer in 2015 and honored as a recipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award in 2014. www.y12sr.com

300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

300 hr YTT Module 2: Getting off the Mat

Advanced Assisting in the Flow
July 26 - 28, 2019 w/Daphne & Tom
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CORE MODULE 2 (30 hours)

Getting off the Mat: Advanced Assisting in the flow 

July 26 - 28, 2019 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.  



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OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

OM Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 1

August 8 - 11, 2019
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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 22 - 25, 2019
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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


TO REGISTER: Coming Soon 


300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

300 hr YTT Module 4: World of Vital Energy

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti
Sept 6 - 8, 2019 | Tom
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CORE MODULE 4 (30 hours)

Vishve Pranavayu Shakti - The World of Vital Energy

Sept 6 - 8, 2019 w/Tom Larkin


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.  

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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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