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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Must Register for YOGA BUZZ on ACME's event bright page

Anjali Restorative Yoga - Module 3<br />Ganesha's Twisted Trunk

Anjali Restorative Yoga - Module 3
Ganesha's Twisted Trunk

August 17 - 19, 2018
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Anjali, The Science of Rest and Renewal,
A Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
With Shannon Paige, ERYT 500, CYTP 10000+


Ganesha's Twisted Trunk - Module 3
August 17-19, 2018

Module 3 of 4 (Modules may be taken in any order)


Investment
$325  /  $295 before July 17, 2018

We lovingly call this “Ganesh’s Twisted Trunk” practice as it utilizes two primary actions in the spine that mirror the stories and images of Ganesh’s mythical trunk. The trunk symbolizes strength, discernment and the ability to gather up sweetness. Twist poses and lateral flexion postures compliment one another throughout this sequence to increase spinal health and overall well-being. These poses, separately and together, impact the flexibility of the spinal bones and muscles to send a sweeping, soothing influence throughout the body, heart and mind. This rest directed practice, aligns Ganesh’s wisdom to a posture and draws physical awareness and depth of relaxation from the lower body up the spine to the crown head. The effect is a rich sensory experience that leaves a poetic imprint on the mind, body and heart. Source your unique emotional strength to gain a deeper sense of life’s sweetness. 

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. 



Schedule
Friday
     6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday
     9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday
     9:00am - 2:30pm


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Anjali Restorative Public Yoga Classes 3

Anjali Restorative Public Yoga Classes 3

August 17 - 19, 2018
with Shannon Paige
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Anjali Restorative Yoga Class
With Shannon Paige, ERYT 500, CYTP 10000+
August 17-19, 2018


Created in 2003, Anjali Restorative Yoga is a highly regarded and respected, deep nurturing style of yoga. In this practice of thoughtful and intentional rest, the body is supported by bolsters, pillows, and blankets. The mind and breath are guided through gentle images and practices. This practice is a GAME CHANGER!!!

The practice of Anjali Restorative Yoga teaches a level of presence in the moment, as it is actually occurring. This reality-based practice brings the student moment by moment, in tune with one’s ability to notice and relax: bodily sensations, the breath, the mind, and the emotions. In this practice, one does do not strive to empty the mind of thoughts or stop the mind from thinking in order to access this meditative, present moment state. Rather, one bravely connects the mind to the sensations, health, and needs of the body. This uses the connection of the mind, body, and heart to encourage an innate power of healing.

Price:
$ 25 Each Individual Public Class
$ 20 Early Bird Each Individual Public Class up to day before the Friday class


Friday, August 17, 2018

Public Restorative Class  : 6:00 - 7:30pm


Saturday, August 18, 2018
Public Restorative Class  : 2:30pm - 4:00pm


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Public Restorative Class  : 1:00pm - 2:30pm


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Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

Om Grown Mama Prenatal TT Module 2

August 23 - 26, 2018
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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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Seva Sunday: DONATION YOGA in Sept

Seva Sunday: DONATION YOGA in Sept

Sanctuary & TN Kidney Foundation
Sundays in Sept (1-2pm)
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Join us EVERY Sunday in September as we partner with the Tennessee Kidney Foundation to bring you donation yoga classes designed to increase flexibility, build strength and create calmness. These classes are open to all levels, including beginners.  No prior yoga experience necessary. 

Sundays in September 

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Sept 2 w/Daphne
Sept 9 w/Jenn O
Sept 16 w/Jessi 
Sept 23 w/Tammy
Sept 30 w/Tom


No signup required. Just come! Mats will be provided. 

100% of the donations go to support the TKF 

Please bring cash or check payable to TN Kidney Foundation


THESE ARE HOW DONATIONS ARE USED!


$10
Empowers one person with the education tools they need to prevent kidney failure


$25
Funds one month of fuel for a dialysis or transplant patient. Transportation is the greatest barrier to healthcare access


$50
Provides preventive health screening materials for 10 people who otherwise would not receive kidney health screenings this year


$100
Funds 50 transplant tote bags to be given to kidney donors and recipients with information about support and resources post-transplant


$250
Provides financial assistance for one person in a time of crisis - the difference between keeping electricity on or food on the table.


$500
Funds educational materials for 500 people on preventing, coping with or managing kidney disease disease


$1000
Funds access to life-saving dialysis treatments for one month for 26 disabled and elderly people



300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

300 hr YTT Module 1: Advanced Sequencing

With Daphne & Tom
September 7 - 9, 2018
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CORE MODULE 1 (30 hours)
Advanced Sequencing: The Sacred Architecture of a Class
w/Daphne Larkin and Tom Larkin
September 7 - 9, 2018


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



Sound Body - Sound Mind

Sound Body - Sound Mind

Tom Larkin & Ann Sensing
Friday, September 14, 2018 | 6pm - 8pm
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Sound Body - Sound Mind
Yoga Flow & Live Sound Bath

with Tom Larkin & Ann Sensing
Friday, September 14, 2018
Price: $30



In the beginning there was sound. This sound was OM. OM as a Sound is the resonant quality in our body, known as Spanda. Spanda is also, Action and is how Sound moves through the universe and us.

In this special Sound Body - Sound Mind session, Tom Larkin will be the Action guide and create a yoga flow sequence to warm and enliven the body before diving into the rejuvenating qualities of a restorative practice. Ann Sensing will be the Sound and provide a bath of waves to cultivate and enhance the inner flow and build a deeper connection to the energies of the postures.

Open to all levels.



About Ann
Ann Sensing is a Nashville, TN native who earned her business degree from Louisiana State University in 2009. Over the course of nine years, her path has taken her from the land of paper pushing and pencil skirts to a place of authentic joy and freedom based in the heart of service and well-being. Ann is a certified sound practitioner, meditation instructor, and hatha & restorative yoga teacher. She has arrived at teaching as a way to serve others in the same way she was brought to create harmony in her own life.

Ann's work incorporates mindfulness, deep relaxation techniques, and somatic-based healing approaches. She is currently a student within the Dharma Ocean lineage of study, where it is practiced to uncover the fire of liberating wisdom in everyday experience. You can find her currently teaching and residing in Franklin, TN with her fiancee and family of animals where she continues shaping her craft with every- day practice and devotion.

visit Ann @ annsensing.com

Yoga Nidra Session in Sept

Yoga Nidra Session in Sept

Friday, Sept 28, 2018 | 7:00-8:00 pm
Led by Danny Brewington
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Yoga Nidra w/Danny Brewington
Friday, September 28, 2018
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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Anatomy and the Practice of Yoga

Anatomy and the Practice of Yoga

Teacher Training w/ Sonjé Mayo & Daphne Larkin
October 5 - 7, 2018
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Anatomy and the Practice of Yoga
Foundational Anatomy Teacher Training 
with
Sonjé Mayo and Daphne Larkin


This foundational anatomy training is designed for yoga teachers and experienced students who want to deepen their understanding of structural anatomy. The weekend includes interactive anatomy sessions led by Sonje Mayo and asana exploration labs led by Daphne Larkin. In the anatomy sessions, you’ll develop an understanding of the major structures of the body and key movements. These interactive sessions will provide hands-on opportunities to understand how the body moves and how to stay safe. The yoga posture labs will be guided explorations that will provide a deeper understanding of pose alignment and teaching cues that support stability and growth in our yoga practice.

Cost


$40 // session $200 // full weekend



Sessions



Anatomy of Spine and Pelvis
Friday, October 5, 2018
6:00pn - 8:00pm

Anatomy of Hip, Knee and Foot
Saturday, October 6, 2018
8:00am - 10:00am

Anatomy of the Shoulder Girdle and Neck
Saturday, October 6, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Yoga Posture Lab
Saturday, October 6, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Anatomy of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Sunday, October 7, 2018
8:00am - 10:00am

Yoga Posture Lab
Sunday, January 7, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm



About Sonjé
Dancer, Choreographer, Physical therapist and PILATES instructor

Sonjé Mayo was born in South Africa in 1945. At barely four years old, she went to her first classical ballet class and never looked back!

After certifying as a physical therapist at the University of Cape Town, her career as a professional dancer took her to London, England, and then to the USA where she studied jazz dance initially with Luigi and then contemporary dance at the Martha Graham School in NYC. It was here at the Graham School where Sonjé had the privilege of meeting Joseph Pilates.

During the four years in NYC, Sonjé gained experience in a variety of dance styles on many TV shows, commercials and in theatre productions. Although ballet was always her first love, Sonjé set her sights on becoming a contemporary dancer mainly because of the interesting and challenging choreography that was emerging in the 60’s and 70’s. She danced with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and this experience in particular inspired her to return to South Africa and impart her knowledge.

On her return to South Africa in 1972, Sonjé started her quest to pioneer modern dance in her country. She formed the first multi-racial modern dance company in the history of South Africa, JAZZART, which is still in existence in Cape Town.  She has won many choreographic awards in South Africa, including the coveted Vita Award twice. Her international awards include the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland, the Isola de Capri in Italy and the Concours de Dance in Paris, France.   Sonjé represented South Africa at many international dance festivals worldwide, including the International Dance Festival in Stuttgart , Germany, and the Commonwealth Arts Festival in Victoria Island, Canada. Her unique style of blending contemporary dance with African dynamics, became her trademark. During the 70’s and 80’s Sonjé’s protest choreography brought the plight of Apartheid to the audiences in and out of South Africa.

Amongst her many achievements in SA, she introduced contemporary dance at the Johannesburg Art School, the most prominent school for the performing arts. She also pioneered the first ever Diploma Course in Dance at the Pretoria Technikon.

Sonjé returned to the USA in 1995 and settled in Nashville where her husband, a radiologist, was offered a post at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She taught and choreographed for the Tennessee Dance Theatre and the Nashville Ballet company and started her own dance company, Évolution Dance. Her collaboration with top musicians in ‘Music City’ was met with great acclaim.

In 2003 Sonjé retired from the dance world and inevitably returned to Pilates on a full time basis. She obtained the mat certification with Power Pilates in NYC in 2004. In 2006 she commenced her equipment certification with Peak Pilates. In October 2007 she obtained the Peak Pilates Professional Certification and then the Peak Comprehensive Certification in June 2008. In 2010 Sonjé certified as a Peak Master Instructor. She runs her own studio, The Pilate Atelier, in Nashville, where she has been teaching for 14 years. As a teacher trainer, she travels throughout the USA and also conducts training courses at the studio in Nashville.

As a physical therapist and an experienced teacher and dancer of 45 years, Sonjé has become known for her rehabilitative expertise as a Pilates instructor. Dancers and athletes with injuries are recommended to her by the medical fraternity and other Pilates teachers in Nashville.

In April 2015 Sonje certified as a Schroth therapist, which is the most successful conservative method of treating Scoliosis. With this knowledge, she has created a Pilates class specifically modified for scoliosis. Sonje has created and lectured many anatomy courses for different disciplines.


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Anjali Restorative Yoga - Module 4<br />Certified Provider

Anjali Restorative Yoga - Module 4
Certified Provider

October 12 - 14, 2018
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Anjali, The Science of Rest and Renewal,
A Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
With Shannon Paige, ERYT 500, CYTP 10000+

Certified Provider - Module 4
October 12-14, 2018

Module 4 of 4 (Modules may be taken in any order)


Investment
$325  /  $295 before September 12, 2018


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.  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)

Open to all students and teachers.  Prior Anjali Restorative training is not required to attend this program.

This Evolutionary Program Covers and Expands:

  • Postural Understanding of The Restorative Families of Asana
  • Creating Therapeutic Progression
  • Nourishing Hands On Adjustments
  • Advanced Anatomy for Anjali Restorative Yoga
  • Weaving Theme Through a Progression of Key Actions, Part Three
  • Evolutionary Restorative Teaching Techniques, Efficacy
  • Evolving a Teaching Practice Professionally
  • Creating and Holding Sva-Leadership Space
  • Check Out Sessions

Required Reading and Resource:
Anjali Restorative Yoga, Level Two Manual (Provided Electronically)
Supplemental Required Reading: Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater
Supplemental Required Reading: Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith
Supplemental Required Reading: Anatomy of the Spirit, A. Judith
Supplemental Required Workbook: Anjali Therapeutic Journal


Schedule
Friday
     6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday
     9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday
     9:00am - 2:30pm



To Register, click here

Anjali Restorative Public Yoga Classes 4

Anjali Restorative Public Yoga Classes 4

October 12-14, 2018
with Shannon Paige
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Anjali Restorative Yoga Class
With Shannon Paige, ERYT 500, CYTP 10000+
October 12 - 14, 2018


Created in 2003, Anjali Restorative Yoga is a highly regarded and respected, deep nurturing style of yoga. In this practice of thoughtful and intentional rest, the body is supported by bolsters, pillows, and blankets. The mind and breath are guided through gentle images and practices. This practice is a GAME CHANGER!!!

The practice of Anjali Restorative Yoga teaches a level of presence in the moment, as it is actually occurring. This reality-based practice brings the student moment by moment, in tune with one’s ability to notice and relax: bodily sensations, the breath, the mind, and the emotions. In this practice, one does do not strive to empty the mind of thoughts or stop the mind from thinking in order to access this meditative, present moment state. Rather, one bravely connects the mind to the sensations, health, and needs of the body. This uses the connection of the mind, body, and heart to encourage an innate power of healing.

Price:
$ 25 Each Individual Public Class
$ 20 Early Bird Each Individual Public Class up to day before the Friday class


Friday, October 12, 2018

Public Restorative Class  : 6:00 - 7:30pm


Saturday, October 13, 2018
Public Restorative Class  : 2:30pm - 4:00pm


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Public Restorative Class  : 1:00pm - 2:30pm


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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*




TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE 

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

Sanctuary Yoga Retreat at Gray Bear

November 9 - 11, 2018
SOLD OUT
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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, December 8, 2017
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


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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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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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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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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