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April 2018

Introduction to Tantra w/Robyn & Patrick

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Introduction to Tantra with Robyn Smith and Patrick Harestad Tantra, an ancient Yogic path, is about enhancing Awareness and Vitality. Come learn basic practices of Tantra to connect more deeply with yourself; increase inner ease and joy; connect with others from a space of heart-felt presence; and enhance your intimate relationships. Expect to explore movement, touch, communication, breath and presence through a variety of practices in a safe and friendly environment. Come on your own, bring a friend or come…

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The Language of Yoga: An Intro to Sanskrit

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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The Language of Yoga: An Introduction to Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers & Students with Seth Powell Sanskrit is one of the most ancient languages in the world, and is the lingua franca of yoga. In ancient and medieval India, Sanskrit was the dominant intellectual, spiritual, and cosmopolitan language—its literature spreading across the broader South and Southeast Asian world. In this workshop you will be exposed to this rich legacy of Sanskrit’s past, and guided through a unique experience of studying…

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All-Levels Earth Day Ashtanga Class w/Joey

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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We will begin with a brief discussion on the history and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga, the 8-limbed path, followed by an accessible introduction to primary series. We will close with an introduction to mudra, pranayama, and shavasana to seal in the energy generated by this powerful practice. This class is open to all levels and all poses/sequences can be modified. 50% of proceeds from this class will go directly to the Earth Defenders on the front lines at Mattole Forest-…

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Restorative Yoga, Art of Breathing and Meditation Training with

April 27 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Join Samantha Akers, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, for this valuable training in blending the art and sciences of restorative yoga, breathing and meditation. Restorative Yoga and Yin yoga are often confused for one another, however, they are meant to be quite different in practice. In these busy times, restorative yoga is becoming more and more needed for the balance of the mind, heart, body as well as the immune, nervous and endocrine systems. As is skillful breathing and mindfulness training, to help…

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Gentle Yoga & Healing Harp Music

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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A workshop designed for relaxation. You will experience deep, rhythmic breathing accompanied by simple stretches and harp. Studies have demonstrated a beneficial relationship of harp music upon physiological responses such as blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. Studies have shown that the heart rate decreases and oxygenation levels increase when harp music is played. Additionally, research has substantiated beneficial effects on perceived levels of pain, anxiety and positive emotions. Harp music promotes an atmosphere of comfort, warmth and safety. Saturday,…

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Prenatal Yoga on the Ball

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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The birth ball (also known as an exercise or fitness ball) is a great comfort and fitness tool for women to use during pregnancy, labor, and birth and the postpartum period. Please bring your own ball to class.

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Ayurveda Revival: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Wellness

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Ayurveda Revival: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Wellness 2018 is well underway. By the end of April, we'll have transitioned through two seasons, one lunar eclipse, four full moons and a mercury retrograde, just for good measure. Have the seasonal effects and cosmic influences fully crept in? Despite your best of intentions, are you… · Feeling over-committed and overwhelmed? Or perhaps even underwhelmed with how things are evolving? · Unsure of how to create balance between work, play and rest? · Wondering…

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May 2018

Metta-Infused Yin: Cultivating Stillness, Science of Stretch

May 4 @ 11:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga are often confused as the same or a similar practice. They are meant to be quite different, restorative is finding neutral sensation while Yin is purposefully eliciting sensations in the body. Often times, Yin is taught without the support of props, without the guide of mindfulness and without attention to keeping ligaments and tendons safe during practice. With the newest research out in stretching, we now know that the body needs support to begin to…

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Physical Adjustment Workshop for Yoga Teachers and Trainees

May 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Physical Adjustment Workshop for Yoga Teachers and Trainees with Liz Hefernan and Peggy Profant Learn safe and effective ways to bring students to a place of stability and freedom in their asana practice. Putting your hands on your students can be greatly enhancing and a wonderful gift if done correctly. With over 40 years of combined experience, Peggy and Liz will teach you ways to therapeutically assist your students into beneficial alignment to open up the body in beautiful ways!…

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June 2018

Summer Solstice Yoga + Sound Healing w/Sam & Jen

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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It is valuable for us to learn to flow with the seasonal changes so that illness and stagnancy does not result. The Summer season is a perfect time to work with the organ and light of the heart space. The warmth and light of this time of the year allows for growth in the heart space and an opportunity to manifest more creativity and balanced energy to keep us flowing through the Fall and Winter. In this Solstice Yoga and…

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