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June 2017

200 Hour Residential Yoga Teacher Training – Starts June 17

June 17 @ 8:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States

200 HOUR THERAPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER TRAINING RESIDENTIAL IN ARCATA, CA JUNE 17-JULY 8, 2017 with Peggy Profant, Liz Heffernan and Samantha Akers Om Shala Yoga is pleased to work in partnership with Soma Yoga Institute to bring this 200-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program to the Arcata, California community. Includes Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic Alignment Principles, & the Path of Yoga as a Framework for Holistic Health.  This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health,…

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Kirtan with Shemaia and the Skywater Band – June 30

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Kirtan is the name for Hindu devotional chanting which means remembering the name of God. By chanting with true devotion we are able to experience how each Name of the One Reality has irresistibly sanctifying & transformative power. By singing these ancient Sanskrit prayers we join a stream of consciousness & devotion that's been flowing for centuries. Kirtan is hardly at all about musical ability- in this way of singing you're invited to get out of your head and into…

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July 2017

Monthly Astro Talk with Tricia Riel, The Real Deal – July 5

July 5 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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During the first week 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 Astrologer…

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Candlelight Sukha Yoga and Healing Sound Bath with Shemaia – July 7

July 7 @ 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 Patanjalis 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…

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Kirtan with Shemaia and the Skywater Band – July 14

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Kirtan is the name for Hindu devotional chanting which means remembering the name of God. By chanting with true devotion we are able to experience how each Name of the One Reality has irresistibly sanctifying & transformative power. By singing these ancient Sanskrit prayers we join a stream of consciousness & devotion that's been flowing for centuries. Kirtan is hardly at all about musical ability- in this way of singing you're invited to get out of your head and into…

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Ashtanga Open House – July 21

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Welcome the new stewards of Om Shala - Kelly & Joey! Kelly and Joey will co-lead an all-levels Ashtanga practice, presenting the fundamental principles of the Ashtanga Lineage, to give students a divine taste of the power of this style of practice. Our focus will be on building a hypnotic trance state in Surya Namaskar, by use of a synchronized community Ujayii Pranayama, count, and internal mantra. We will continue building heat with an empowering and invigorating standing series, followed…

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Kids Yoga Summer Camp – July 24-28

July 24 @ 12:30 pm - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Children will have a chance to stretch, be active, learn stillness while having fun in a playful environment. Yoga for kids enhances flexibility, refines balance and coordination, develops focus and concentration, boosts self-esteem and confidence and strengthens the mind-body connection. Snack and tea will be provided. 12:30-3:00pm - Ages 5-11 - $120/student

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Meet the Doulas – July 28

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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This is an opportunity for expectant families in Northern Humboldt County to meet local doulas and hear about the services they offer. Formal introductions will be followed by a Q&A session. Doula is a Greek word whose definition has come to mean a woman who helps other women. The word has further evolved to mean a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and after childbirth. Please feel free to…

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August 2017

Monthly Astro Talk with Tricia Riel, The Real Deal – August 1

August 1 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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During the first week 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 Astrologer…

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Infant Massage Series – Starts August 2

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 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. Please notify Jodie directly if you intend to bring additional family members. *Limited to 10 participants 5-part series Wednesdays August 2-30, 2017 $75 Register online to save your spot: http://omshalayoga.com/workshops/ Contact Jodie for more info: liveyouryoga@yahoo.com or 707-616-0930

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Candlelight Sukha Yoga and Healing Sound Bath with Shemaia – August 4

August 4 @ 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 Patanjalis 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…

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Kirtan with Shemaia and the Skywater Band – August 11

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Kirtan is the name for Hindu devotional chanting which means remembering the name of God. By chanting with true devotion we are able to experience how each Name of the One Reality has irresistibly sanctifying & transformative power. By singing these ancient Sanskrit prayers we join a stream of consciousness & devotion that's been flowing for centuries. Kirtan is hardly at all about musical ability- in this way of singing you're invited to get out of your head and into…

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Prenatal Yoga on the Ball – August 17

August 17 @ 5:40 pm - 6:55 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, birth and the postpartum period. Please bring your own ball to class. Thursday, Agust 17 - 5:40-6:55pm $15   Register at: http://omshalayoga.com/childbirth-education/

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Mindful Yoga for Back Care – August 26

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Join Samantha Akers for this monthly back care class. We will be practicing a yoga set for relaxing and strengthening the back safely and skillfully, rolling on therapy balls to learn techniques for at-home back care and there will be time for questions. If you have an achy back, injuries or are interested in learning back care for prevention, this is the class for you. Saturday, August 26 - 1:00-3:00 - $20 No prior yoga experience required! Samantha (Sam) Akers,…

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Yoga and Massage for Childbirth – August 27

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the mind, body and spirit for the many transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. In this workshop, you will learn breath awareness, partner yoga poses, and basic massage techniques to ease discomfort associated with the labor and birthing process. These approaches will give you the opportunity to connect more deeply with yourself, your partner, and your baby. Doulas welcome. $30/couple Register online to save your spot: http://omshalayoga.com/special-events/workshops/

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September 2017

Tune Up Ball Therapy and Self Massage – September 9

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Release those issues in your fascial tissue in this self care workshop with Samantha Akers. Learn to ease tension and tightness in the whole body, including the core! Bring that "juicy" feeling back into your tissues and grow room for your breath with core and Psoas work. Super Yummy! Saturday, September 9th 2-5pm $45 or $40 earlybird rate by September 1st

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Release the Issues in Your Tissues: Tune Up Balls Series – Starts September 21

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - October 12 @ 6:45 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Join Samantha Akers for this fun self-massage series using Yoga Tune Up Balls. During the 4 sessions, we will work through the whole body, using the model of the Myofascial Anatomy Trains. Wake up all of those tense and tight spots of your fascial network to gain strength, energy and flexibility. Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm | September 21 - October 12 Series: $60 | $18 drop-in

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Alignment to Empower your Practice – Starts September 26

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - October 24 @ 7:15 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Alignment to Empower your Practice with Peggy Profant Tuesdays, September 26-October 24 | 5:30-7:15pm In this playful, 5-session workshop we will learn the Universal Principles of Alignment that will strengthen your practice as well as allow healing and greater ease in the asana poses. These principles and refinements of the principles align your body with it's Optimal Blueprint; a place where your inner body and your outer body are aligned in the best possible way for the energy to flow.…

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October 2017

Mindful Yoga for Back Care – October 21

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Join Samantha Akers for this monthly back care class. We will be practicing a yoga set for relaxing and strengthening the back safely and skillfully, rolling on therapy balls to learn techniques for at-home back care and there will be time for questions. If you have an achy back, injuries or are interested in learning back care for prevention, this is the class for you. Saturday, October 21 - 1:00-3:00 - $20 No prior yoga experience required! Samantha (Sam) Akers,…

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The Subtle Art and Science of Yin Yoga Teacher Training -October 26-29

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Learn to teach Yin Yoga and deepen your practice in this 4 day training with Samantha Akers. Yin Yoga is a meditative practice in which supported poses are held for a period of time, eliciting a deep sense of stretch and relaxation. In this training, you will learn how to support the body safely, the science of stretching and the myofascial system, as well Yin philosophy and meditation techniques for orbital breathing. Yin Yoga is not Restorative Yoga. This training…

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November 2017

Om Shala 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training- starts November 10

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Om Shala Yoga,
858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States
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Om Shala Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certified by Yoga Alliance Weekend Format (Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday) November 10th, 2017-April 1st, 2018 (1-2 weekends per month) Learn to teach yoga! This 200 hour training will deepen your practice of yoga and give you the foundation to find your authentic voice as a teacher. In this weekend format you can expect: -Therapeutic Alignment for Integrity and Freedom with the Universal Principle of Alignment -The role of Fascia in Asana -Intelligent…

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