Upcoming Events at Namaste Yoga
Happy New Year to all!
Namaste Yoga has a great new year schedule with a wide variety of yoga classes, including some new ones for 2012! Check out our full schedule online at www.namaste-tallahassee.com and note some class time changes, as well. We also have some exciting events and workshops coming up in the next few months. See the list below and check the website for updates. Namaste!
Upcoming Events at Namaste Yoga:
Fridays, 5:30 6:30 p.m. Community Class with Namaste teachers (Optional: stay for the LIVE GONG MUSIC from 6:307:00 p.m.)
Namasté Yoga offers this weekly donation class as a gift to our community. The class is open to everyonebeginners and all yoga students. Donations are accepted and go to the Tallahassee Veterans Village, a half-way house for homeless veterans.
1/14/12 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Chair Yoga with Marianna (through New Leaf Market)
Chair Yoga is a wonderful way to experience all the benefits of yoga without getting up and down from the floor. All postures will be done either sitting or standing using the back of a chair for support. Class will include deep conscious breathing, full body stretching, and yoga postures. This is truly yoga for everybody. Suitable and recommended for people who are recovering from illness or surgery, persons with weight issues, seniors, those who sit at a desk all week, and anyone seeking a new experience. FREE! To register, contact Jean Crozier at New Leaf at (850) 942-2557 ext. 229 or jean@....
1/28, 2/25, 3/31, 4/28/12 7:309:00 p.m. Kirtan with Gretchen and friends
Kirtan is a devotional yogic practice in which we chant and sing simple repetitive mantras. Chanting opens the heart unlike any other practice. For more info contact Gretchen Hein at tallahasseeyoga@..., (850) 391-9833. No experience necessary--you can even just come and listen. No registration necessaryjust show up! FREE! Donations accepted.
2/12/12 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Partner/Doubles Yoga with Ellen and Gretchen
Connect with your partner, friend, or a fellow yoga student through conscious breath and movement. Enjoy simple shared breathing techniques and easy yoga movements that powerfully open your heart and get your energies flowing. Move in new, surprising and wonderful ways made accessible with partner support. All welcome; no experience necessary. Contact Ellen Shapiro at ellsha@... or (850) 222-0003 or Gretchen Hein at tallahasseeyoga@... or (850) 391-9833 to register. Cost is $35 per person.
2/18/12 Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan, with Jasbir. (through New Leaf Market) 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
The Yoga of Awareness, in which the total creative potential of yourself becomes known to you through mantra, movement, meditation, mudra and pranayama. Awaken to your Soul, connect with the Infinite. FREE! To register, contact Jean Crozier at New Leaf at (850) 942-2557 ext. 229 or jean@...
1/21, 2/18, 3/24, 4/21/12 5:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Early Morning Sadhana for the New Moon
A Kundalini Yoga tradition of experiencing the Infinite in the ambrosial hours. Group Sadhana (practice) consists of Japji Sahib, a kriya or yoga set, and an hour of mantra meditation, followed by tea and fellowship. Dress in layers, wear light or white colors and a head covering. Early Morning Sadhana is a service to the kundalini community and is free of charge, though donations are welcome. Sadhana is a led practice and not a class. Please attend at least one kundalini class prior to attending sadhana. Contact Jasbir Kaur at dzurikj3@... for more information.
2/18/12 6:00 9:00 p.m. Conscious Mastery® Transformational Workshop ~ "Release and Reclaim" with Astara Summers
"Release and Reclaim" is a self-empowerment workshop. You will connect with your body and breath in preparation for the release of repressed energy. Through breath work and the sound of a medicine drum, you will be guided to reclaim lost parts of the self that have fragmented out and away due to overwhelm, fear and misunderstandings. The workshop will conclude with the powerful vibration of a Gong Bath played by Jasbir (Kundalini Teacher) To sign up and see a detailed itinerary up go to: http://www.consciousmastery.org/events/. $35.00
3/10/12 2:304:00 p.m. Restorative Yoga with Charlene (through New Leaf Market)
Feeling weak, fatigued, or stressed from your daily routine? Experiencing or recovering from a major life event? Restorative Yoga offers a way for you--no matter what your physical ability--to experience postures that gently open the body and release long-held tensions. During this class you are carefully guided into postures, fully supported with props, in a way that creates the physiological conditions that promote deep relaxation. FREE! To register, contact Jean Crozier at New Leaf at (850) 942-2557 ext. 229 or jean@....
3/23 to 3/25/12 Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Sharon Conroy
For more info or to register contact Julia DeHoff, juliadehoff@..., (850) 224-9751.
4/26 through 4/29/12 Yoga Beach Retreat with Ellen
Join us for this special annual event! Details to follow soonyou can expect tons of yoga, meditation and healing time, great connections with wonderful people, play time on the beach. Restore and revitalize! Contact Ellen Shapiro at ellsha@... or (850)-222-0003.._,_.___
- Greetings and Namaste! Please join us for:January 13, Sunday, 7 p.m. An evening of ecstatic chanting with Sri KirtanWith years of experience, Sri Kirtan is refreshingly fun and spiritually deep, and has become a well-loved leader of chant on the national Kirtan scene. Visit their website, www.SriKirtan.com for more information. Come early and get your seat. Cost is $20.00 at the door, with a sliding fee for those in financial need, suggested $10 minimum. Contact Gretchen Hein for more info at tallahasseeyoga@....February 1-3, Iyengar Yoga Weekend Intensive with Sharon ConroyFriday evening and Saturday sessions are open to anyone with a year of continuous yoga practice in any tradition. Sunday is open to anyone with three years of continuous yoga practice, and previous Iyengar experience. For details, or to register, contact Julia DeHoff 850-224-9751 or juliadehoff@.... Discount for registering by January 18.February 17, Sunday, 12-3 p.m. Partner Play: Exploring the edges with Gretchen and EllenIn this special class we'll tap into the freedom and spontaneity that arise when we give ourselves over to our playful nature in a supportive environment. You will experience a variety of partner yoga poses to explore your edges with the support and challenge of a partnerin some you will mirror each other, and in some you will take turns assisting each other to expand your flexibility, strength, and balance. We'll begin with some relaxed seated and standing poses, to open hamstrings, hips, chest, and shoulders, and then move into more challenging balance, back-bending and inverted poses. You will have a chance to explore flying yoga, where a flyer feels the sensation of free flight while supported by a base, generally with a spotter as well. Simple Thai Yoga massage techniques will be woven in as we flow in and out of the roles of giver and receiver. Some poses may involve multiple people or the entire group. You will expand your capacity to trust, connect, and play openheartedly, building confidence as you let go of fear and move beyond your everyday limits with the support of a partner and the group.This workshop is best-suited for those familiar with basic yoga movements, who have a base of strength and flexibility, and who are free of acute injuries or challenges. Bring a yoga partner or come solo and we will partner you up. $35 per person. For more info and to pre-register contact Ellen ellsha@... (850) 222-0003 or Gretchen tallahasseeyoga@...."We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play." â Charles Schaefer
- We look forward to seeing you tonight for Community Yoga from 5:30 6:30, followed by live gong. Jasbir will lead us in GENTLE KUNDALINI YOGA, MEDITATION, and live GONG. As always, class is free and donations are accepted for Refuge House.
A quick reminder about our upcoming events (details and registration on our website at www.namaste-tallahassee.com):
February 1-3, Iyengar Yoga Weekend Intensive with Sharon Conroy
(No Community Yoga class on Feb 1, but all of our other regular classes will meet as usual during that weekend.)
February 17, Sunday, 12-3 p.m.
Partner Play: Exploring the edges with Gretchen and Ellen
Here are some of our exciting upcoming events we hope you will consider joining us for. Thank you for your continued support!
2/26 and 2/28 Yoga with Charlene This week Charlene will be offering Restorative Yoga in her Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.classes. This practice is deeply relaxing and healing. A new Yoga for Balance and Stability series with Charlene starts next week on March 5.
Charlene's family is holding a fundraiser for her 7-year-old, autistic grandson, Quincy. They are hoping to raise money for Quincy to have some special Son-Rise therapy at the Autism Treatment Center of America in Sheffield, MA. This therapy is not covered by health insurance, but has already been very helpful to Quincy and his family. Please plan to come and dance to the music of Night Breeze and bid on the wonderful items for the silent auction. There are some lovely art pieces, jewelry, massages, yoga passes, an antique sofa, and much, much more. There will a cash bar and free refreshments. Tickets are$15 and can be purchased at the door or via PayPal. Email or call Rebecca at rebecca.cappellini@... or (850) 545-4971 for more info.
3/9/13 4:15 5:45 p.m. Restorative Yoga with Charlene (through New Leaf Market) Feeling weak, fatigued or stressed from your daily routine? Experiencing or recovering from a major life event? Restorative Yoga offers a way for youno matter what your physical abilityto experience postures that gently open the body and release long-held tensions. During class you are carefully guided into postures, fully supported with props, in a way to create the physiological conditions that promote deep relaxation. Instructor:Charlene Cappellini, certified Relax and Renew® trainer, Yoga Alliance certification, Kripalu Yoga Center 2004, Viniyoga Instructor, 2012. FREE! To register,contact Jean Crozier at New Leaf at (850)942-2557 ext. 229 or jean@.... Questions? Charlene at (850)997-4534 or cappellini@....
Alignment helps develop strength, flexibility, and stability. When a pose is aligned, according to your body's freedom and limitations the pose will open up, the body will move deeper into a unified state, the pose will come alive and your energy will flow. Using the assistance of the wall, you will be guided to find that optimal expression in a safe manner. This class is open to those with basic yoga experience and beyond. Cost is $25. For more information contact Gretchen at tallahasseyoga@... or 850-391-9833, or register on Facebook .
Looking for a way to relax and renew? Want a delicious getaway that lets you enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, do lots of yoga and meditation with an experienced teacher/leader and a wonderful supportive community, and still be back home at the end of the weekend? Come join us for this special annual eventspace still available! Questions? Contact Ellen at ellsha@... or (850)222-0003. Details at DrEllenShapiro.com . You can now register and PayOnline!