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Accessible Yoga Training created by Jivana Heyman
Dates- February 7-9, 2020
Schedule:
Friday 9:00-5:00pm
Saturday- 1:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday- 9:00-5:00pm

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Join the Accessible Yoga Movement!

Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focusing on sharing yoga with all. We offer Accessible Yoga Conferences, Journal, and the Accessible Yoga Network. The Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We’ll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, as well as seniors.

 

We’ll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way. You’ll learn sample Accessible Yoga classes, chair yoga classes, and even bed yoga classes. We’ll also look at ways of bringing the yoga teachings and meditation into your classes, and how all of yoga can be used to support health and healing for every body. We’ll also review common medical conditions so that you have a basic understanding of these issues.

 

This course includes 9 additional hours of required pre-course homework that is to be completed before the start of the course. Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will receive 30 Yoga Alliance contact CE hours.30 Yoga Alliance Contact Continuing Education Hours

 

 

Curriculum

-Adapted Asana

-Variations of the most popular asanas

-Techniques for creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes

Sample Accessible Yoga classes, either on the floor, in a chair, or in a bed.

 

 

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology

Overview of common medical conditions as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, H.I.V./AIDS, heart disease and more.

A review of some of the major impacts of aging on all they systems of the body.

 

 

Yoga Psychology

How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings. Includes study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita.

 

 

Pranayama and Meditation

How to make the subtle practices available for all students, regardless of ability.

 

 

Community

How to build a strong community among Yoga students to support the transformational process of Yoga.

 

Price: $595 until January 7, 2020 $650 after

 

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings for people of all abilities and backgrounds. Accessible Yoga offers two Conferences per year, which focus on community-building and education, as well as a popular Ambassador program, and Accessible Yoga Trainings. Jivana is co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty-five years of training and teaching in the Integral Yoga tradition, Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on social engagement. Find out more about Jivana’s work at www.accessibleyoga.org

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Introduction to Yoga Series
Are you ready to try yoga for the first time or return after a few weeks, months, or years away? Would you like a class that will truly start from the beginning?

Taking a new path deserves time and space. It is nice to know that there is a place where we can feel free and comfortable to…start. Introduction to yoga is a series of classes designed to help you through that phase when questions out-weigh answers or your passion to learn may exceed your experience. Here you can take your time to develop the type of relationship you wish to have with yoga and gain the confidence to maintain a practice that will help you find the balance, strength and health you are seeking. In this space you will find your challenges and solutions, along with a well of support ready to encourage and guide you as you step onto your path.

 

 

This 4-week series will prepare you with the essential knowledge for a safe and meaningful practice including the structure of a beginner level class, the names of poses, especially those of the Sun Salutations A + B, Yin and Restorative Yoga, and their proper alignment and modifications for your unique body. Learn the role of the breath for enhancing your endurance and stimulating the flow of your healing energy. Discover what yoga is to you and gain confidence through experiencing the benefits it has to offer.

 

 

Join Ona Hawk as she guides you through the mechanics and purpose of safe and comfortable poses, and equips you with a toolbox of useful knowledge for beginning your yoga.

 

 

Series runs from 6:15pm-7:30pm

March 17

March 24

March 31

April 7

 

Investment: $85 and includes completion ceremony with refreshments

To provide an individualized and hands on experience, space is limited to 12 participants per introductory series.

2019 is the year to move from theory to practice. From knowing to embodied wisdom. From hoping it happens to making it happen. From dreaming to manifesting. From putting everything and everyone ahead of our well-being to prioritizing our wellness and practice.

2019 is the year to set our intentions AND ACTIVATE them!

Begin 2019 with us to create lasting change.

Join our Be Chill Challenge from January 27-March 7, 2019.

Our challenge is this, practice at least 4 times a week for 40 days.

We’ll launch with a mini-retreat on Saturday January 26 from 3:00-6:00pm. At our mini-retreat we will move, be still, reflect, and release in order to create our intention for the challenge and year.

Investment:

$219 for non-members

$79 for members (auto renew & yearly)
Members must email info@sacredchillwest.com to receive members’ only price.

Includes:

-Mini- retreat on January 26, 2019 from 3:00-6:00pm
-From January 27- March 7, 2019, practice at least FOUR times a week. (unlimited class card FOR 40 DAYS included in the price)
-Exclusive online support via Private Facebook group
-Weekly inspirational messages via email
-Three free guided meditations+ one free guided yoga nidra audio
-Special promotions and discounts that won’t ever be offered publicly:)
-Closing group practice on March 7, 2019 at our 7:45pm class.

Vedic Chanting Immersion

November 26, 2018
VEDIC CHANTING IMMERSION
 
Weekend Schedule:
Saturday 2:00-7:00pm
Sunday 9:30-3:30
{With 30 minute snack break each day}
Open to Yoga Teachers, Students of RYT200, Students of RYT500, Serious yoga students and practitionersVedic Mantras are chanted according to the intonation given in the Vedas, the oldest known Sanskrit writings dating back to 1500 to 2000 years BC. Vedic chanting was passed down orally through generations. Even today Vedic Chanting is performed in the same exact manner by the followers of the particular branch of the Vedas.

 

Octavia Nasr practices and teaches her Vedic Chanting in the Himalayan Tradition. This lineage of teachers is at least 5000 years old although eternal in nature. In this tradition deities are thought of as symbols not as realities to be worshipped.

 

In this immersion, you will learn:
• The various ways in which Mantras can be used and the calming and cooling effect they have on our breath, body and life
• How chanting mantras is an exercise that involves the throat mainly but engages the heart as well as the core and root and therefore affects the entire being.
• Why it is crucial to pronounce Sanskrit correctly for the effectiveness of the Mantra chanting and how to convey the natural rhythm of each syllable and soak in the true meaning of every word.
• How to memorize Mantras through call and response. Participants will get the chance to chant individually and receive constructive group and one-on-one feedback.
• How to incorporate Vedic Chanting in your yoga practice and/or your yoga class through a 75-minute practice on both days of the immersion
• Receive a brief overview of the seven primary chakras and how chanting affects all of them. Butti Shudhi Group Practice both days: Chanting the Chakra Beej Mantras

 

Expect to learn how to properly chant the following Mantras:
• Om Mantra
• Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
• Shanti Mantra (2 versions: Vaidika & Purna)
• Gayatri Mantra
• Visvakalyana (Asato Ma)

 

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – Knowledge of Surya Namaskar 12-step traditional sequence

Investment: $275 Earlybird price $225 if registered by January 23, 2019

 

Teachers receive 10 CEU credits for attending/completing.

Please note, no refunds.

The Winter Solstice is the longest day of darkness in the year. It is also a day where earth and sun become still with one another before earth begins to move back toward the light.

Join us to celebrate the solstice, holiday season, and arrival of winter through candlelit yin/restorative yoga, live music, chanting, and meditation.

Class will start with a powerful Mantra repetition, then move into silence, before setting our intentions. After intention setting we will practice releasing, resting, and letting go through a yin/restorative practice designed for all levels. During practice, we will explore the theme of healing through imagery and poetry related to the Solstice.

 

Beyond dedicated moments of silence, the sound in the practice will be the enchanting live music of Jon’s Guitar, Tibetan bowls and flute.

 

We will end our practice with an extended Sound Bath during savasana, followed by closing mantra and chants.

This practice is a chance to step away from the busyness of the holiday season and reflect on the past year, let go of any attachments, cleanse and prepare ourselves to welcome a new year with an open heart and a clear mind.

This practice will rebalance the mind, body, and soul as we move through the heart of the holiday season and into a new year.

 

Price: $35

No refunds.

Bliss is your birthright and Octavia Nasr and Sonic Yogi create an experience that takes you there!
Some experiences and moments touch us beneath the skin, muscles, and bones, affecting us on deeper levels.

This yoga and sound experience is one of them.

Join us for a practice of creative and chill flow yoga weaving in stillness for reflection and openness.

We will end class in a long Savasana that invites you to completely release and relax.

The live music of Sonic Yogi {Jonathan Adams} and the soothing voice of Ananda-ji {Octavia Nasr} will transport you to new dimensions of chill and bliss.

This practice is not just for the body or mind, it’s for your soul.

Price: $30

No refunds

Super {soul} Sonic

July 8, 2018
uper {Soul} Sonic with Octavia Nasr and Sonic Yogi
Some experiences and moments touch us beneath the skin, muscles, and bones, affecting us on deeper levels.
This yoga and sound experience is one of them.
Join us for an evening practice of creative and chill flow yoga weaving in stillness for reflection and openness.
We will end class in a long Savasana that invites you to completely release and relax.
The live music of Sonic Yogi {Jonathan Adams} and the soothing voice of Ananda-ji {Octavia Nasr} will transport you to new dimensions of chill and bliss.
This practice is not just for the body or mind, it’s for your soul.
Price: $25
No refunds

As long as we have been in physical bodies, humans have used storytelling and myth as a way to understand the mystery, depth and complexity of the human condition. In this collaborative learning experience, we will unpack the deep teachings of the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), one of the most celebrated texts in Hindu mythology. For centuries, the Bhagavad Gita has inspired movements across the World due to its rich content that expands on the themes of non-duality, faith, devotion, right action, sacred duty, and liberation.

This installation of Living The Myth will focus on the concept of dharma, or sacred duty. We will explore what it means to both practice and experience yoga a state of union through deep inquiry and embodied self leadership. Who are you here to be? What must you bring forth from your heart? How are you compelled to participate in this world? We will dive into the content and context of the Bhagavad Gita as we explore the depth of these questions through lecture, conversation, and meditative practice. Our work together will be grounded in intentional movement and meditation practices. Please note that no previous knowledge of The Gita is required however you may want to read or at least be familiar with the text to get the most out of this experience.

“This is true yoga: the unbinding of the bonds of sorrow. Practice this yoga with determination and with a courageous heart.” – Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell

 

About Rachelle Knowles:

I AM A LOVER OF YOGA: student first, teacher second.

My exploration of yoga has happened in many places + spaces, from sweaty hot yoga studios to slow + steady intelligent alignment based classes. Currently, I dedicate most of my time to the non-profit I founded in Fall 2016, Cultivate Union. The drive to start this organization was anchored in my belief that yoga is one of the most democratic tools available for personal healing and social change because we all have a body and we all breathe. You can learn more about what Cultivate Union offers the yoga community as a whole here: www.cultivateunion.co.

In 2012, I completed my training at Kashi Ashram and became a Certified Yoga Instructor under the guidance of Swami Jaya Devi. I became introduced to yoga as more than a physical practice and fell in love with the depth of self study offered through the lineage from the teachings of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. In 2014, I became a Certified yogahour Instructor in a powerful training offered by Darren Rhodes and Brigette Finley. I love to learn and have maintained continuous yoga study with teachers in Atlanta and beyond outside of my trainings and certifications.

My classes are a blend of all the things that have moved me over the course of my yoga practice. When you come to class, expect sequencing and cues that will guide you inward to tap into your body’s intelligence. I will encourage you to pay a lot of attention to your breath, as I believe it is what fuels our practice and brings power to the postures. My biggest ask is that you stay curious about what’s happening in your body moment to moment; inquiry has been a powerful tool for self study for me.

Early bird price before August 2, 2018 $89

Regular Price: $108

No refunds.

April Awakening {Challenge}: Begins Sunday April 2, 2018

Did you begin the year with intention, clarity, and the best laid plans to create powerful shifts and make this the year that you awakened to the depth + vastness of your life/potential… or something like that— {ha}!Only to have the day-to-day, real life, hustle and bustle, old stories and habits… or just the natural desire to stay in and keep warm during winter take over that intention?

We understand.

Awakening to the life we want and deserve doesn’t come from will alone. It doesn’t come from force, or from berating ourselves for our inability to “just make it happen.”

We believe it does come from intention, action, commitment, and being in supported+ accountable community. This needs to happen consistently.

The earth is awakening, now. The youth are awakening, now. Culturally, an awakening is called for and coming-

Or even more basic- We are personally awakening to a little bit of a “whew, wait, the year is almost one fourth of the way gone moment “ and we want to BE in the moment, consciously creating what we desire vs. look back and wonder where the time went.

Welcome to our April AWAKENING {challenge}

Do you have to come everyday? No. Awakening does require focus, intentionality and commitment. You’ll practice at least four times a week and so will we.

Do you have to be “good” at yoga? Nope. Just willing to try practices that might not be your jam. Everyone has a speed that feels natural to him or her. You may always be drawn to yin yoga. During our Awakening, we invite you to Flow and Be Still. Always want to “go hard” and move and move and move? We invite you to be still in restorative class or to meditate.

Awakening happens in unexpected places.

Do you have to like meditation? Nada. But study after study and real life stories continue to prove that meditation is GOOD for all of us and we recommend you practice it at least once a week with Meryl.
Do you have to show up for yourself? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. This may mean choosing your practice vs. sending one more email some days.

The details:

Official start is April 2 at 6:15pm in Meryl’s Meditation Class.

• Practice 4 times a week. (Unlimited month included in the price for nonmembers) following the schedules below OR email us at info@sacredchillwest.com. We’ll be happy to help you sort through your schedule to create a 4 times a week schedule that works for your life!
• Exclusive online support via Community Facebook group
• Weekly inspirational messages via public newsletter
• Closing Yinflow practice with wine and light bites on Friday, April 27 from 7:30-9:00pm
• Two exclusive to April Awakening participant deals.
• Closing gift that supports your continued awakening when you complete at least 16 classes in April

Non-members price- $119- Price includes unlimited monthly class and closing mini-retreat when you complete at least four classes a week. You can sign-up here!

Members price- FREE, all you have to do is email us at info@sacredchillwest.com and we will sign you up!

Our Bodies, Our Earth: Restorative+Gentle Flow, Flower Meditation, Sacred Mantra
 
An Earth Day Celebration
Shonali’s voice is rich, warm, and deep like the heart of our mother, earth. In the wholly unique event, curated especially for Sacred Chill {West} by Shonali, we celebrate our bodies and earth with a practice that includes earth honoring chants, a beautifully crafted sequence of gentle & restorative yoga postures, movement, a flower meditation & community sharing.
With Shonali’s expert guidance, we will breathe together like wind in branches, ground ourselves deep like oak trees, and drink from our collective wellspring of healing waters. Fresh flower offerings of vivid beauty ignite our senses and remind us of our own innate strength, vulnerability and the necessity of deep care.
Come celebrate our Earth and gather in conscious community as humans of this planet so we may lift ourselves from within and remember who we are.
This will be a nourishing experience, heart opening, and peaceful. Physical practices will be accessible for all bodies, no prior experience necessary.
(Hear Shonali Sing: http://www.shonaliyoga.com/chanting)Price: $40**Space limited**

About Shonali:
Shonali has been singing and dancing since she first wiggled her way out of the womb. From the moment she could reach the keys, she studied classical piano. She received her B.F.A. in Drama from Syracuse University in 1996. Upon moving to NYC in 1998, Shonali found solace, strength and profound expansion through yoga and chanting. These practices supported Shonali while she was shifting away from the world of acting. In 2002, after a bicycle accident, Shonali quit her stressful job in downtown Manhattan, and still recovering from injuries, completed Alan Finger’s 500 hour ISHTA yoga teacher training program. She became Director of ISHTA’s Yoga Teacher Training programs. During this period, Shonali sang with a group of wise earth-honoring soul-seekers actively exploring chants from a multitude of traditions. Shonali apprenticed as an herbalist in the Wise Woman Tradition furthering a long-standing connection to the natural world, aligning herself with the natural cycles of the seasons & the moon. After moving to Paris, France in 2004, Shonali studied therapeutics & women’s health with the illustrious TKV Desikachar and taught private yoga full time. In 2005, Shonali began teaching prenatal yoga. Shonali relocated to Atlanta in 2010 and soon thereafter completed a second 500 hour training with the Pranakriya Yoga school and is now a certified Yoga Therapist. Shonali teaches regularly at local yoga studios and offers private yoga sessions to any and all who are curious about yoga and it’s healing potential. You’ll find Shonali chanting mystical songs & harmonies in the vibrant Atlanta chanting community and until 2017 in a beautiful partnership called Mantra MA! Shonali supports Centering Youth, a non-profit bringing yoga to under-served populations throughout Atlanta.
In perpetual gratitude to the many phenomenal teachers who have inspired her: her students, her family, Alan Finger, TKV Desikachar, Carrie Wykoff, Robin Rose Bennett, Rachel Zinman, Erich Schiffman, Mark Whitwell, Hillary Cohen, Tias Little, Marlysa Sullivan, Yoganand Michael Carroll, among others! … Namaste.

 

Please note: no refunds

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