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January 2018

Relaxation and Visualisation for Birth

January 14 @ 3:00 pm - March 18 @ 4:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Simple supported poses, gentle breathwork, and guided visualization will help prepare you for a peaceful birth. This class is appropriate for all phases of pregnancy including women whose activity has been restricted. Birth partners are welcome to attend.

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February 2018

Infant Massage Series

February 4 @ 1:30 pm - March 4 @ 2:45 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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This class teaches parents and caregivers simple massage techniques to help encourage bonding through nurturing touch. Other benefits include increased parent confidence, clearer communication with baby, and better sleep for everyone! Older siblings and other family members are invited to attend.

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Self-Esteem Transformation for Women (4-week course)

February 6 @ 6:15 pm - February 27 @ 7:45 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Do you unconsciously hold yourself back from stepping into what you most want? Does fear stop you from speaking up for yourself? Do your relationships suffer because you feel scared, inadequate or unworthy? In this course, you’ll explore how your fears and self-judgments get in the way of creating the connections in life and relationships you most want. You will learn skills for greater self-understanding, self-empowerment, and facing fears, plus tools for communicating confidently and clearly, and much more. Robyn…

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Yoga & Massage for Childbirth

February 18 @ 3:30 pm - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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In this workshop you will learn breathing practices, partner yoga, and basic massage techniques that can help ease discomfort during pregnancy and labor. Your partner will be encouraged and empowered to take an active role during your birthing process.

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Om Shala Movie Night: Mysore Yoga Traditions

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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***Due to popular demand, we've decided to hold a public screening of our documentary again at Om Shala!*** Mysore, India is the birthplace of modern yoga. This film is an intimate inquiry into the philosophy and cultural evolution of yoga. Much has been said about yoga in the west. Now, the yogis of Mysore-the stalwarts of this sacred art- speak freely about their own vibrant legacy. In April 2016, Joey and Kelly, stewards of Om Shala, traveled to Mysore to…

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Postpartum Yoga Series

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - March 21 @ 3:15 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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This class is for mothers at least 6 weeks postpartum and their pre-crawling babies. The class will consist of breath, simple yoga postures and restorative poses, as well as stretches, songs, and movements to engage your baby. Please bring your favorite baby-wearing device. 4 Wednesdays, Feb 28-March 21 2 - 3:15pm $75/full series

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March 2018

Candlelight Sukha Yoga & Healing Soundbath

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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The word 'sukha' refers to ease/peace/inner joy. It literally means 'good space'. In Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, it is one of two qualities we are to cultivate in yoga practice. There is a quiet joyful place within each of us where we can find sanctuary. The practice for this monthly session is an interweave of slow breath driven movements, long-held yin poses, restoratives with prop support, self sound therapies using the voice, breathwork (pranayama) and live nourishing music: native American flute,…

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Kundalini Yoga ~ Removing Blocks & Living your Destiny

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Sat Nam Yogis! It has been such an honor to share the transformative practice of Kundalini Yoga with the Om Shala Yoga Community. I am so gratefully for everyone who showed up week after week to honor this tradition and deepen their practice. As some of you may know, I am relocating down to Sonoma County to start a nature based after school and summer program - Inner Wisdom Children’s Village. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to…

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Monthly Astro Talks with Tricia Riel, “The Real Deal”

March 7 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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On the first Wednesday night of each month, we'll look at the Astrological aspects of the month ahead. Want to know how to better plan your month? Or just understand what the heck is going on in the world? This is the place to be. It will be full of information, as well as lots of FUN! These Astro-Talks are accessible to the novice, as well as thought provoking for those who are more expert. Trish has been a professional…

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Ecstatic Dance at Om Shala!

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Ecstatic Dance at Om Shala with DJ Robio, now bi-weekly! 7:30-930pm $5-$15 sliding scale Every 2nd & 4th Friday

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Om Shala Concert Series Presents: Asha Nan

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Om Shala Concert Series is proud to welcome ASHA NAN, Humboldt-grown Conscious Reggae Funk! The music of Asha Nan pulses out a soulful blend of Brazilian, African, reggae, funk, and hip-hop grooves with lyrics of peace, unity, and spiritual transformation. The group's musicians come together from mixed generations and backgrounds to create a communal musical experience reminding people to celebrate unity and diversity. Asha Nan radiates organic life energy! Saturday, March 10 7-9:30pm $10

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Spring Equinox Restorative Class w/ Sam & Jen

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Join Sam Akers and Jen Madrone for a Spring Equinox class, Relax, Rejuvenate and get ready to BLOOM! Spring is a time for cultivation of the seeds of intention that we set in the Winter months. The body, mind and heart are vibrating, getting prepared for the playfulness of Summer. Join Sam and Jen for an evening of gentle and Restorative Yoga as well as healing vibrations of sound to help us clear any remaining stagnancy that would keep our…

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Relaxation and Visualization for Birth

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Simple supported poses, gentle breathwork, and guided visualization will help prepare you for a peaceful birth. This class is appropriate for all phases of pregnancy including women whose activity has been restricted. Birth partners are welcome to attend.

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Experiential Anatomy, The Role of Fascia, Tune Up Ball Training

March 23 @ 11:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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This weekend training will include lecture on anatomy, the latest science of stretch and the most up to date information on fascia, our extracellular matrix. Trainees will learn how to practice and teach a ball rolling class, to help with opening the superficial fascia as well as work to rehab injury. We will also practice using the intention of the myofascial trains to build yoga classes. This is a great, new way to teach classes and to feel yoga in…

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April 2018

Hanuman Jayanti Celebration at Om Shala

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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To celebrate Hanuman-ji's birthday, we will gather and sing 11 Hanuman Chalisas, with call and response kirtan at the end. No prior experience is necessary. Song sheets will be given and there will be a brief teaching on the Hindu God Hanuman as well as the Chalisa and why we sing it on this auspicious day. Whether you have sung this chant before, listened to it, or never even heard it before, everyone will be able to engage with this…

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Montly Astro Talks with Tricia Riel, “The Real Deal”

April 4 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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On the first Wednesday night of each month, we'll look at the Astrological aspects of the month ahead. Want to know how to better plan your month? Or just understand what the heck is going on in the world? This is the place to be. It will be full of information, as well as lots of FUN! These Astro-Talks are accessible to the novice, as well as thought provoking for those who are more expert. Trish has been a professional…

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Om Shala Concert Series Presents: The Real Sarahs

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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On tour from Mendocino County! With organic harmonies that enchant and uplift the spirit, The Real Sarahs share their special gift of vocal synergy. This trio of women, who are all named Sarah, enjoy the magic that is created by voices in harmony, acoustic instruments, and the energetic connection between artists and audience. Embracing many genres of music, you are likely to hear threads of folk, jazz, blues, and country running through their songs. Singing from the stories of their…

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Bhakti Yoga & Music Immersion

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - April 28 @ 5:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Bhakti Yoga & Music Immersion: an Introductory Course in the Art of Sacred Chant w/ Shemaia Skywater, Sitaram Dass & guest teachers Calling all yogis who desire to deepen their practice through bhakti yoga and chanting. Whether an experienced musician or just a beginner, we will explore ways to weave music and mantra into your daily sadhana. Through Japa (mantra practice), kirtan (call & response), bhajans (devotional songs), sacred texts, philosophy, music and sanskrit instruction, we will deepen our understanding…

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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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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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