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Om Shala Yoga

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858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States

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November 2017

Buy Nothing Day at Om Shala

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 8:45 pm

Check out of the Black Friday madness and check in to your body, your spirit and your community. Om Shala is celebrating a day without spending by offering free yoga classes all day on Black Friday. There will be classes that are accesible to every type of practitioner, especially those of us with extra full bellies and hearts. Schedule: 9:30-11 Ashtanga with Joey 11-12:30 Forrest Yoga with Janine 1-2:30 Gentle Yoga (All levels) with Sarah 5:30-7 Hot Power Vinyasa with…

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Mindful Movements with Brennan Smith

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A gentle verbally led class following a sequence of movements in sitting, standing, or lying. The focus of this class is to expand awareness, create greater mobility and flexibility, promote ease of breathing, and increase freedom of choice in movement. Brennan Smith found bodywork and movement therapy in 2012 as a primary method of treating chronic pain and compensation patterns. He graduated from Arcata School of Massage in 2014 and is currently enrolled in a 4 year Feldenkrais Teacher Training…

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Intro to Tantra with Robyn and Patrick

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Introduction to Tantra with Robyn Smith and Patrick Harestad November 25, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tantra, an ancient Yogic path, is about enhancing Awareness and Vitality. On a personal level, Tantra will help you to rest into your essential nature, increasing your inner peace and vitality. Inter-personally, Tantra will help you to make true connections with others from a space of awareness and presence. Expect to have fun through playful movement, make sweet new connections with others, and explore deep…

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December 2017

Candlelight Yoga & Sukha Soundbath with Shemaia

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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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Qi Gong Seminar

December 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Qi Gong or Nei Gong is the art of awareness of one's own internal energy. These gentle exercises can be done by anyone and promote relaxation and health in the practitioner. This class will be focused on medical Qi Gong, which mainly deals with moving energy through the twelve organ meridians in order to promote more harmonious functioning of body and spirit. Donald Hughes is a licensed acupuncturist with 20 years experience in martial arts, meditation, and internal energy cultivation.…

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Staying Healthy through the Wet and Cold

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will cover dietary and lifestyle choices that create a strong immune system during wintertime. We will cover Ayurvedic constitution and how to support each dosha for overall vitality. There will be food lists, a sample 3 day meal plan for each dosha and self-care recipes. We will also sample herbal scrubs, nourishing tea, medicated oil and herbal superfood vitality balls. Amy Aiello is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Ayurvedic Practitioner. She integrates Eastern healing practices into our modern…

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Mudras: The Great Seals

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Through Asana practice, you increase your voltage of Prana life force. Think of this like going to work and earning money. You work hard to earn your money, but if you do not safeguard it, it is quickly spent or stolen- so, you put it in a bank account to protect it. Like that, the prana gained from asana practice will dwindle and be taken by others unless it is safely sealed within the individual energy field (Pranamaya Kosha). Mudra…

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Yoga and Massage for Childbirth – December 3

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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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Monthly Astro Talk with Tricia Riel, The Real Deal – December 6

December 6 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

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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Arts Arcata at Om Shala: Jess Aldeghi

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our monthly Art Arcata artist opening, Friday, Dec. 8 from 6-7:30pm! This is a FREE event! Snacks provided. Jess Aldehgi "Psychedelic Landscapes." Artist Bio: Born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I've known that I wanted to make art since before I can remember. I've always had a very critical eye for fine art, even at a very young age. I have a strong background in oil and acrylic painting and I also studied printmaking, with a focus…

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December Kirtan with Shemaia and the Skywater Band

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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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Chakra Wisdom with Robyn and Patrick – December 9

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The chakra system is an ancient yogic map to understanding ourselves physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. In this session, you'll explore the essence of each chakra through mind, body and sound.  You will also experience a special movement practice to access the intrinsic wisdom these potent energy centers have for your life. This is not a postural yoga event.  Includes movement, meditation, mantra, and fun interactive exercises.  Everyone is welcome! Saturday, Dec. 9 1-3:30pm $30 if paid by Dec. 5,…

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Mary Isis: Live at Om Shala

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Your presence is cordially invited for an intimate healing music concert with Mary Isis! Join us for an evening of lyrical, transformative, visionary medicine music. Mary sings her soul songs from the heart and in the spirit of ceremony, with the prayer to awaken, uplift and empower those who listen. She lyrically weaves her poetic expressions of the universal human experience and the mystical and miraculous nature we are all a part of, to inspire Remembrance of true purpose and…

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Jens Jarvie & the Heart Wide Open

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jens Jarvie and friends offer inspirational Kirtan and positive energy that nourishes body & soul. Jens' music is about celebration, embodiment and remembrance. Through positive affirmations, healing mantras, engaging melodies and driving rhythms Jens brings a spirit of upliftment and depth that invites you to soar into the heart of gratitude for this life we are living. http://www.jensjarvieandtheheartwideopen.com/ https://jensjarvieandtheheartwideopen.bandcamp.com/releases Saturday, Dec. 16 7:30-9:30pm $7-$15 sliding scale

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Dance Rhythms Africa: Youssoupha Sidibe Live

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grammy-nominated Youssoupha Sidibe live at Om Shala! This special performance will feature a full band with live instruments and dancing is encouraged! Youssoupha is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Throw out all your ideas of what a harpist is, Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles many hundreds of years old, still predominant in Kora players, to create a new style blending aspects of Reggae, and western music creating a new style that has never been heard…

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