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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

  • January 6
  • January 13
  • January 20
  • January 27
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.
Holy Yoga with yoga instructor, Dominique Harmon and live music by Billboard award winning praise artist, Casey J

 

Holy Yoga is a Christ-centered devotional yoga practice in which scripture, prayer, and Christian music is incorporated into physical movement of the body and focused concentration of the mind.

We will move our bodies in an effort to not only release physical tension but in praise, worship, and honor of Christ.

We will focus our minds on Christ and the Word, and if you’re feeling it, lift your voice in praise along with the beautiful voice of Casey J.

This will be a slow flow to stillness and is open to all levels.  We will end with 10 minutes of Lectio Divina (prayer and meditation on scripture) and 10 minutes of quiet personal time of reflection and journaling.

We can’t wait to share this powerful praise and worship practice with you.

Price: $25

No refunds.

Join founders and co-owners of Sacred Chill {West} Octavia and Meryl at Atlanta’s ONLY homegrown yoga festival for a specially curated experience.

The Sound of Soul combines yoga, meditation, and soul-filled tunes to create a transforming experience anchored in the movement of a vinyasa based flow as well as the stillness of yin. This class is a journey through rhythmic and strumming sound, the kind that rocks the body. We will also travel into deep silence, the kind that allows us to tune into the humming of our own essence. We will drop beneath the surface to a deep resonant place of soul. From there you will be guided to listen and journal what we hear.

 

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”- Rumi

{Stay} Chill Challenge

I spent many summers playing in my front yard, barefoot and dusty, chasing fireflies. I’d catch them in my hands, marvel at their light and then let them go. Fly free.

Summer has a certain feel to it. Equal parts free, wild, spacious, full, lingering; yet fleeting. The big fire of sun kisses our skin, revealing new depths and hues.
The tiny radiance of a firefly reminds us that to cling or hold too tight (even to the best moments) is to risk the beauty of it.

There is so much to love about summer.

Here’s a little TMI (who doesn’t like TMI from time to time- ha?!) Meryl and I (Octavia R.) both met the love of our lives in summer. Both the month of June, to be exact. Would this be a firefly shuffle (short) or sun dance (long)?

That’s summer! A time and place to explore in a new way or capacity. We can’t always know if our explorations will be {summer} flings ☺ or expand into a life long love thang!

This summer we invite you to recommit or start your {summer} yoga love relationship with us.

It’s already heating up in The ATL and we fully intend to {Stay} CHILLin’ this summer!

You in?

The 411:
Current Unlimited members: $19- yelp, that’s it! Email us at info@sacredchillwest.com to sign-up.

Not a member yet?
$198, includes chill challenge perks + unlimited classes
June 15 – August 15, 2018

The {Summer} CHILL/LOVE rules:
1. Sign up to participate online or in studio.
2. Starting June 15 write your name and shirt size on the yoga challenge clip board at the front desk
3. Beginning June 15 and going through August 15, Chill with us, practice yoga+ meditation as much as possible . The goal is to practice at least 35 days June 15-August 15.
4. Track your classes attended and your passes used on the clipboard.

The perks!

  • Get TWO (2) Bring a Friend for FREE regular class passes (must be used by August 15, 2018)
  • Exclusive super CHILL tank top
  • Private summer soiree with light bites and drinks (July date TBD) ONLY FOR CHALLENGERS
  • 10% off all workshops and special series June 15-August 15

Super {Soul} Sonic

April 3, 2018
Super {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: $30
No refunds

Birth of the Chill : Yoga, Live Jazz, and Poetry

There is sound in silence and silence in sound. There is a field of sensations that arise when musical vibrations are orchestrated in sacred observance. Enjoy an afternoon of soulful jazz layered with the richness of spoken word and gentle rhythmic movement. Learn to feel the breath in the spaces in between where light lives and the words of our unspoken histories are etched in every crevice.

Tzipporah will guide you through an all levels, gentle meditative sequence with plenty of pause for introspection, breath, exploration of inner sensations, and a deeper connection to the true essence of self, while infusing the practice with poetry to inspire further contemplation. Your practice will be enhanced by the soulful sounds of Marc Miller on bass and Trey Wright as they recreate some of Mile’s music by guitar. Both Marc and Trey are well known and accomplished Atlanta based jazz musicians who infuse and inspire the practice with he American musical tradition of jazz.

Date: June 16, 2018 4:00-6:00pm

Cost: $35

We couldn’t resist naming this experience/event after one of Miles Davis’s album, Birth of the Cool { for obvious reasons ☺} but the music for practice will be inspired by some of his more slow and sultry work, not the bop of Birth of the Cool.

Please note: No refunds

SoundMind combines yoga and the full, resonant sounds of live cello to create a powerful and soul stirring class experience. The gentle instruction, sounds and vibrations emanating from the cello have been known to guide students to new depths in their practice.
Charisse, who is 4 months into recovery from surgery on her achilles tendon has been exploring grace a lot lately, and is bringing this lens to her teaching and practice on and off the mat. This edition of SoundMind will use the theme of “grace” as a tool to help us approach our practice with positive self-talk, less perfectionism, more patience and compassion.

SoundMind is an all-levels classical yoga class that welcomes and encourages beginners, while also encouraging those with experience to explore their edge and approach practice with a beginner’s mind.

As co-creators of SoundMind, Charisse M. Williams (RYT-200) guides participants through the poses, while Okorie Johnson, creator of the Epi.phony solo cello series, weaves a real-time, improvised, soulful score with the poses. Together they deliver the participants to a long deep savasana (corpse pose) at the end of class.

Rental mats available for $2. All other props will be provided. Please arrive early to find your space and settle in; class will begin promptly at 2:30pm.

Cost: $35

No refunds

Starshine and Clay: A mini-retreat to honor Black motherhood.
Not simply a yoga practice, this mindfully curated experience is an opportunity to for us to gather and rest. It is an opportunity for us to laugh, cry, share stories, and connect. It is a space to celebrate the joy, triumphs, and truths of being + becoming mothers.

Join Sacred Chill {West} co-owner Octavia Raheem for an afternoon focused on restorative yoga, mothering the mother, grown folks decadence {wine, dessert+ more), and community for Black women who are mothers, expecting, or in the process of planning to become one.This grounding and nourishing restorative class will only include poses that allow us to relax, release, and rest. Here we don’t have to tend to anyone but ourselves.Self-identified Black women are welcome to join. All levels are welcome to practice. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

This is a great experience for mother and daughter pairs 21+, and though we love our little ones- this practice is just for you, not them.

Price: All inclusive price $ 65 before April 30, 2018, $75 after.

Price includes:
• Extended CHILLshop®Restorative+ Yoga nidra practice
• An assortment of desserts and pastries (some gluten free and vegan options)
• Wine (red, white, and sparkling)
• Light bites of cheese and charcuterie from Star Provisions Café & Market
• Special gift just for you
… And so much more!

-Please bring your own mat or complimentary mats available on site
-All other props for practice provided
-Pre-registration is required for this workshop
– Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to settle in
– No refunds or transfers

Introduction to Yoga, Social Justice, and Community Building: A Red Clay Yoga Immersion– Module I

 

Saturday: 2-6p
Sunday: 9a-3p

This foundational course provides an introduction to terms, concepts, and practical tools as they relate to yoga, service, and outreach. This immersion is an accessible way to understand how mindful practices can support our awareness in the world, strengthen our knowledge around power, privilege, and access; and create the least amount of harm when engaging within and across communities.

You do not have to be a yoga teacher or regular practitioner of yoga to benefit from this course; however, 10 Yoga Alliance CEUs can be earned after completion. This course is for anyone who is need of a beginner’s approach to understanding the connections between our practice and social change.

During this 10 hour course, you will learn:

  • What social justice is and how it relates to our daily practice.
  • How to find your voice and purpose through embodied practices and reflection.
  • How to lay a strong and aware foundation for inclusive yoga classes, gathering communities, and talking about social change with others.
  • How self care is essential and related to justice, community, and social engagement
  • How to practice justice in our daily lives through mindful practices.

You will need:

-A journal
-A lunch or snack for Saturday’s session

About Instructors:

Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts is a 200 hour E-RYT, the co-founder of Red Clay Yoga, and founder of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Chelsea is a faculty member of Off the Mat, Into the World and travels as a global yoga educator who teaches yoga practitioners how to use yoga as a tool for social change. Read more about Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D. by visiting chelsealovesyoga.com.

Shane Roberts is the co-founder of Red Clay Yoga and is a 200 hour RYT who is committed to justice, equity, and civic participation. Shane is a writer who places emphasis on the historical context of the United States in particular, as it relates to systems, communities, and power. Shane Roberts is a graduate of Kashi Atlanta and Off the Mat, Into the World Yoga, Purpose, and Action.

Value:
Early Bird: $350 Before February 15, 2018 -$425 After.

Begin Class

December 19, 2017

New to yoga, coming back from injury, or need a refresher? This is where to begin {again}. Accessible and alignment based, this class will be taught “lesson style” meaning that there will be space to ask questions and receive personalized adjustments.
Each week the class will focus on a different aspect of yoga+ offerings at Sacred Chill.


Week 1: Intro to Sun A and standing poses
Week 2: Intro to Sun B and flow poses
Week 3: Intro to Flow+ Be Still (moving with breath)
Week 4: Intro to Yin/ Restorative

We all know that it takes a lot of heart to step on to the mat the first time or to return after things have changed. Like every class at Sacred CHILL, this class will be served with a sweet side of savasana and meditation.

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