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Om Shala Yoga

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858 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521 United States

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July 2017

Kids Yoga Summer Camp – July 24-28

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

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

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

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

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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Introduction to the History, Culture, and Philosophy of Yoga

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - August 5 @ 5:00 pm

Join Seth Powell for this engaging two-part lecture and discussion series, exploring the history, origins, and texts of yoga. Participants are welcome to join for one or both sessions. Friday, August 4 | 5-7pm | $20 Saturday, August 5 | 1-5pm | $40 Both sessions for $55 Friday August 4 | 5-7pm| Lecture and Discussion What is Yoga? An Introduction to its History, Contested Origins, and Varied Meanings Join us for an exciting evening lecture and community discussion around the…

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

August 4 @ 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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Gong Healing Journey and Stillness Meditation with Dayna

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gong Sound Healing Journey and Stillness Meditation with Dayna Cryder and the Earth Platonic Year Gong We will practice a Stillness Meditation from the Kundalini Yoga tradition and then participants will sit or lay down for a journey with Gong. The Gong is a healing, transformative and rejuvenating Yogic tool used to merge the finite with the infinite. By allowing the vibrations of the Gong to enter our magnetic field we can experience ourselves in new ways and move beyond…

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Kirtan with Shemaia and the Skywater Band – August 11

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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Prenatal Yoga on the Ball – August 17

August 17 @ 5:40 pm - 6:55 pm

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

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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Women’s New Moon Kundalini & Creation Circle

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gather with your sisters on the new moon in an activating yoga practice and art exploration to connect with our true nature and subconscious. Yoga and art-making combined with aromatherapy and music is a holistic multi-sensory experience that has the ability to open your body, mind, and soul for deep relaxation, self-reflection, and self-expression. Through our practice, we will release stagnant energy to create space for our deeper healing and desires to take form. The workshop will consist of an…

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Mysore Yoga Traditions

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mysore Yoga Traditions is an inquiry into the cultural background of yoga in Mysore, how it has evolved, and the philosophy upon which this global practice rests. The film will be an intimate glimpse into the yoga of Mysore as the elders, scholars, philosophers, yogis and spiritual leaders of the community express their views on what yoga is, its original intention, and how they feel about the way it is being taught and practiced around the world. Much has been…

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Yoga and Massage for Childbirth – August 27

August 27 @ 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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September 2017

Tune Up Ball Therapy and Self Massage – September 9

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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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Sustainable and Safe Adaptations in Yoga for Everybody – Starts September 23

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With seasoned Yoga Therapists and Teachers, Samantha Akers and Liz Heffernan This class is for yoga teachers in interested in addressing common misalignments, musculoskeletal issues & safe practices, when working with students with limited mobility, aging bodies, and pure beginners. Includes therapeutic yoga practices, pose study and fascial fitness through the Anatomy Trains. 10 CEUs available. This course is also open to yoga students interested in learning more. Please note: All sessions will be filmed and used in an on-line…

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Alignment to Empower your Practice – Starts September 26

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - October 24 @ 7:15 pm

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

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

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 200 Hour Teacher Training Yoga Alliance Certified Weekend Format (Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday). Full Schedule below. November 10th, 2017-March 31st, 2018, plus final retreat at Breitenbush Retreat Center. 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…

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