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Arcata, CA 95521 United States

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April 2017

Advanced Skills Training: The Role of Fascia in Asana – April 27-30

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Join Samantha Akers, E-RYT500, CMT, for this groundbreaking training in fascial anatomy. Based on the Anatomy Trains model by Tom Myers, this is the first time The Anatomy Trains have been blended, in detail, with Yoga Asana. With new research in the science of stretching, it is more important than ever that as yoga teachers, we are able to have an understanding of our fascial network, learning to read where restrictions live in our students and how those are holding…

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May 2017

Monthly Astro Talk with Tricia Riel, The Real Deal – May 3

May 3 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
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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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Candlelight Sukha Yoga and Healing Sound Bath with Shemaia – May 5

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Inner Asana: Aligning with Our Highest Potential – May 7

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Whenever we step on the mat, we practice aligning our outer posture. But how can we practice alignment on the inside? How can we increase our inner ease, strength, and flexibility? In this class, we will draw on the teachings of a seminal text on Yoga philosophy that is based on the idea that our thoughts and intentions shape reality. Join us for an afternoon of yogic practice designed to unleash the full power of yoga’s potential to transform our…

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Full Moon Kundalini Yoga – Balancing the Feminine and Masculine – May 10

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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w/Shannon Brawley & Maxwell Church Wednesday ~ May 10, 2017 7:30-9:30 pm $20/$35 Couples Space is limited, please register early! omshalayoga.com/workshops Join us on the full moon for a transformative practice of Kundalini Yoga. We will harness the powerful energy of the full moon through balancing the dualities of the feminine and masculine. We all embody varying degrees of feminine and masculine energy. When we allow ourselves to open up and become truly present with one another, we are able…

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Kirtan with Shemaia and the Skywater Band – May 12

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Mindful Yoga for Back Care – May 13

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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, May 13 - 1:00-3:00 - $20 No prior yoga experience required! Samantha (Sam) Akers,…

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Mother’s Day Retreat – May 13th

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join Sarah Matik & Jodie DiMinno for an afternoon of relaxation and pampering. The class will begin with a meditation to connect us to a deep appreciation for all mothers, especially our Mother Earth. We'll move through a simple, gentle yoga sequence, followed by deep relaxation in restorative yoga with healing touch. No yoga experience necessary and you don't need to be a mother to join us! Free gift for everyone! Saturday, May 13th - 2-4pm - $30 register online…

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Postpartum Yoga (for Mamas and Babies!) – Starts May 17

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - June 21 @ 3:15 pm
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THIS IS A 6 WEEK SERIES, not a drop-in class. This class is for mothers at least 6 weeks postpartum and their pre-crawling babies. The sessions consist of breath, simple yoga postures and restorative poses, as well as stretches, songs, and movements to engage your baby. This is an excellent place to connect with other moms and build community! Please bring your favorite baby-wearing device. Wednesdays - 2:00-3:30pm May 17-June 21, 2017 $75 for the series Register at: omshalayoga.com/workshops

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Postpartum Yoga (for Mamas and Babies!) – starts May 17

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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THIS IS A 6 WEEK SERIES, not a drop-in class. This class is for mothers at least 6 weeks postpartum and their pre-crawling babies. The sessions consist of breath, simple yoga postures and restorative poses, as well as stretches, songs, and movements to engage your baby. This is an excellent place to connect with other moms and build community! Please bring your favorite baby-wearing device. Wednesdays - 2:00-3:15pm May 17-June 21, 2017 $75 for the series

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 1- May 18-21

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
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The Subtle art and Science of Restorative Yoga Join the relaxation revolution! Restorative Yoga is a healing practice that brings the body, mind, and nervous system into balance. Learn to teach Restorative Yoga, guided by Samantha Akers (E-RYT 500), creator of the TheraYoga Method. Sam is passionate about the immensely powerful practice of Restorative Yoga, since it has been a major part of her own journey to health. These trainings are for teachers & students who are looking to deepen…

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An Evening of Restorative Yoga, Sound Healing and Meditation – May 19

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join Samantha Akers and Jen Madrone for this special restorative yoga and sound healing event. Honoring the planting of the seeds of your souls purpose for the Spring and setting intentions for those seeds to grow in the upcoming Summer. Sound healing will loosen old ties and clear space for your intentions to come to fruition. Restorative practice will include heart and breath opening asana, closing with a long savasana while you are bathed in vibration and sound. Meditation will…

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Yoga & Massage for Childbirth – May 21

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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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Meet the Doulas – May 26

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Kirtan with Bhagavan Das and Sharada Devi – May 27

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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World-renowned teacher, performer, counter-cultural icon, lover of God: Bhagavan Das is as rich and manifold as Existence itself. Sharada Devi is a Messenger of the Word and a Carrier of the Flame. Her voice is a Living Prayer for all of her children to be free. She is a Temple of the Mother Light. Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 7:00-10:00pm $25*/$30 *Early Bird by 5/21/17 Tickets available at omshalayoga.com/workshops or by calling (707)825-9642

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June 2017

Candlelight Sukha Yoga and Healing Sound Bath with Shemaia – June 2

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Monthly Astro Talk with Tricia Riel, The Real Deal – June 6

June 6 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
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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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Full Moon Goddess Alchemy Workshop

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Learn to Embody your Goddess Archetypes and Liberate your Full Feminine Expression! Thursday, June 8th | 6:00-8:00 pm | with Sabrina Ourania $24 Earlybird by June 4/$30 after Join us on the Full Moon as we enter into the world of myth for an all-women workshop. Based on archetypal psychology, this class will be an empowering and insightful exploration of the Goddess Archetypes, that will elevate your self-awareness and help you to access the Goddesses within you. Come discover which…

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Kirtan with Sitaram Dass – June 9

June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kirtan is the practice of singing the Holy Names from sanskrit. These sacred mantras help us to orient ourselves towards our True Nature. The music serves to deepen the devotional mood, opening us more fully to the vast unconditional love found within the deepest reaches of our Being. Sitaram Dass served his beloved teacher Ram Dass for several years on Maui, where he committed himself to the path of bhakti yoga. Now he spends his time singing kirtan, teaching, and…

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Restorative Yoga and Mindfulness with Sam – June 16

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Treat your body, mind and soul to a full two hours of delicious Restorative Yoga. These candle lit Friday evenings with Samantha will begin with short meditation practice and move into Restorative poses where you will be completely supported by props allowing for the relaxation of your entire nervous system. Students report that after just one class, they feel as if years of stress has been washed away, sleep is better and there can be a general feeling of well…

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200 Hour Residential Yoga Teacher Training – Starts June 17

June 17 @ 8:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm

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
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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

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 – July 20-23

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - July 23 @ 8:00 pm
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Join Samantha Akers for Restorative Teacher training Level Two! The Subtle Art & Science of Restorative Yoga and Meditation. Join Sam Akers again for Level Two Training in Restorative Yoga Applications. This training will cover more poses, including poses for special conditions and making adjustments for those with injuries or physical limitations. How to work with trauma cases, PTSD and poses that can be helpful and unhelpful for these students and why. Much focus is given on how to building…

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Kids Yoga Summer Camp – July 24-28

July 24 @ 12:30 pm - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
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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
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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

Infant Massage Series – Starts August 2

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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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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