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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.

Vedic Chanting Immersion

November 26, 2018
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.

Join Becky Shanks, Presents of Mind Hypnosis, to cultivate and nurture the fertile soil of Mind with a 45-minute sound meditation. The frequencies of crystal singing alchemy bowls naturally balance the left and right sides of the brain; the unconscious and conscious… Light and Dark. The healing vibrations of sound can also easily dissolve energetic and emotional blockages, soothe the nervous system, quiet/activate a busy mind, and expand awareness… Imagine a sonic massage!

Relax into resonance with the optimal state for healing as every particle of your Being dances and swims in a sea of sacred sound. Yoga mats, bolsters and blankets provided. Bring pillows, eye covering, water, crystals, imagination, friends…. whatever you need to fully relax into this immersive sound experience. Please drink lots of water the day of/after the sound meditation, as proper hydration allows the body to more effectively move subtle energies, as well as release toxins.

$15 exchange

Becky Shanks is a theta healer who blends hypnotherapy, Reiki, and sound to gently alchemize emotional lead into metaphorical gold. Her practice, Presents of Mind, balances conscious desires and subconscious beliefs. Becky is honored to lead seekers deeper into themselves; to teach sensitives to master mind and manage energy in a way that cultivates peace, pleasure and patience in the present moment. Learn to think deliberately, live intentionally and step into the best version of your Self.

This sound meditation is for you if you are:

  • Managing chronic pain/dis-ease, sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, emotional trauma, relationship issues, depression, and more;
  • Recovering from dis-ease and interested in expediting the healing process;
  • Seeking deep relaxation, an enhanced connection to Self and Source, or cultivating inner peace.

It is not for you if you are:

  • in the first trimester of pregnancy;
  • under the age of two;
  • have a pacemakers.

Living a more mindful life asks for a great deal of trust. Mindfulness asks us to trust that the heart is wiser than the head, to trust that moving slower will really gain us more, and to trust that letting go is how we truly access joy in our lives. Not easy stuff in the midst of our day-to-day realities…

In our September Meditation Series, we are going to explore trust in its most authentic form. Not magical, mystical blindness but authentic exploration and deep knowing {or unknowing as the case may be…}

Join Meryl Arnett for three Mondays in September {Sept 10, 17, 24} at 6:15 p.m. as we delve into the Intention and Attention required for Trust.All levels welcome.

Register for the full 3-week series: $45/person (only $15/class!)
Or use your class card to drop-in.


Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500 and Co-Owner of Sacred Chill {West}, has been teaching in Atlanta since 2010. Her passion is introducing mindfulness in ways that are accessible to all of us. She has taught meditation to Fortune 500 companies, from the floor of Phillips Arena, at festivals across the city, and she helped create the first yoga + meditation studio in Atlanta to offer regular, independent meditation classes. Teaching over 300 hours of meditation each year, Meryl continues to study and practice daily with teachers she respects deeply, including Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Susan Piver, and Yoganand Michael Carroll. Learn more at or

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