Pranayama and Meditation

Pranayama & Meditation Workshops with Susan C. Jackson, ERYT-500
…exploring the what, why, and how

12:30 – 3:00PM     Understanding & Exploring Pranayama $45
3:30 – 5:30PM       Setting A Foundation For Meditation $35
Both Sessions $70
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12:30 – 3:00PM Understand and Explore Pranayama:
Learn the basics of the time honored practice of pranayama (yoga’s breath practices). We begin by defining pranayama and exploring the natural breath. From here we transition into discussion and practice of several common and beneficial breath techniques. The benefits and contraindications of each technique will be included in the session. Some of the techniques covered will include the 3 Part Breath, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Ujjayi Breath, and more. Arrive curious and leave with new energy, improved breath awareness, and a toolbox of techniques to use immediately at home and in studio.

3:30 – 5:30PM Setting A Foundation for Meditation:
Learn how to create a personal, practical, and sustainable meditation practice. We will begin by crafting your ideal “seat” and follow with several approachable time tested techniques for you to practice before taking them home to enjoy. Plenty of tips and uses for meditation will also be included. Some covered techniques include: Loving Kindness Meditation, Counting Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation, and more. Come ready to work within your comfort level in a safe, relaxed, and guided setting and leave with solid meditation know how catered to your needs for immediate use.


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Both workshops are great opportunities for those new to pranayama and meditation to gather general information, build foundation, or for those with experience to delve deeper, by gaining a richer foundation. Handouts will be provided.


About Susan C. Jackson

Susan Jackson, ERYT-500, began her Yoga journey in 2000 after taking a course in Eastern Culture and Philosophy at Bradley University where she also studied Elementary Education. Susan completed her 200 hour Teacher Training in 2006 with Jimmy Barkan and Lisa Goodwin, and her 500 hour training in 2012 with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center. Since finding her yoga path, Susan cultivates a deep interest in living her yoga beyond the mat. Her mission is to encourage, empower, and support each student to do the same. Susan is the director of InnerLight Yoga School and currently continues her studies in a variety of settings. She is greatly influenced by teachers such as David H Wagner, Angela Farmer, and Sally Kempton.
Off the mat Susan enjoys traveling as well as spending plenty of quality time with her husband Rob, their son Parker, and (of course) their two Boxers. She loves the outdoors and any type of great adventure. Her driving belief: “We all have the potential to shine!”

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training has been a part of studioVIBE for the last 4 years.  We hosted InnerLight Yoga School since 2012 … this year we are excited to continue the tradition with an exciting NEW Yoga Teacher Training Program: Mandala Yoga School!  Many of the teachers from Innerlight Yoga School will be continuing which we are super excited about.  They are excellent at what they do and committed to guiding you on your journey.  MYS has a unique approach to yoga teacher training and is committed to teaching the “art of teaching”. Through our skillful approach to teaching yoga, you will enhance your skills to grow as both a teacher and student. We will provide you with a steady foundation that will encourage you to thrive and explore your fullest potential. The methodology of Mandala Yoga School will help you to teach with steadiness, clarity, ease, and grace. You will be given opportunities to teach the group on all aspects of yoga to deepen your personal understanding, raise your confidence, and move forward on your path as a bodhisattva.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING is a big step, a personal step, the start of an adventure, a journey into self-discovery, a time to create your mandala! The most important and impactful guru you will ever get to know lies within you. At the heart of The MYS training will be the 8 Limbs of yoga, exploring, understanding, and learning our responsibility as a yogi and as a teacher, guiding others on the path.

Mandala Yoga School will meet you where you are and take you where you want to go! Whether you are looking to be a rockstar teacher or delve deeper into yoga for personal growth, the faculty of Mandala Yoga School will point you in the right direction.

MYS has created a systematic method for “teaching teachers to teach”. Our method works and we will be there by your side during the training and beyond. There are historically a
percentage of people who enter a yoga teacher training not planning on teaching. Some are surprised to discover they do have this desire and gift of sharing yoga.  Through finding your voice in asana, philosophy, and methodology you will deepen your own personal practice and understanding of yoga…it is a life-changing experience you will remember and treasure forever. 

The Yoga Teacher Training Program through Mandala Yoga School is credentialed with The Yoga Alliance and following successful completion of your training you will be able to apply to be an RYT 200, Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-Hour Level.

If you have already completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and would like to refine your skills and deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy, asanas, and principles we are offering the full Mandala Yoga School Training for $1499.

Learn more about Mandala Yoga School including Dates, Fees, Teachers, & Curriculum.

Workshops with Joe Taft – Cary, NC

Lucky Number 2017 – A Yoga Workshop for The NOW -THIS YEAR 499
Sunday February 12th
10:30AM – 12:30PM

Lucky Number 2017 Yoga Workshop with Joe Taft!
Often when we feel something in our bodies, it takes on a deeper meaning if we can go beyond our thoughts and into our body. This workshop is about feeling and experiencing good fortune in our body. We are truly lucky to be here on this planet having a human experience. This workshop is to remind us of this and provide some yogic suggestions on living a more fortunate life. Please come experience a fortuitous workshop on increasing your good fortune in 2017. More importantly, this is a workshop to increase your playfulness and positive attitude. All levels welcome!
$35 – Register by January 15th and Save 20%
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Theme Power
Sunday February 12thth-1
1:00PM – 4:00PM

How to create a theme based yoga class. You will leave this workshop with a very clear method for how to bring philosophical teachings of yoga into your classes in a very grounded, down to earth way. We will also work on telling our own story of Yoga. This workshop is for all level of teachers.
$49 – Register by January 15th and Save 20%
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Joe Taft believes in the power of Yoga to transform oneself physically, mentally and spiritually. Joe has been teaching in Asheville, North Carolina since 2001. He offers weekly classes, workshops, and is a member of the Asheville Yoga Center’s teacher’s training faculty. Joe’s teaching style is a synthesis of dedicated hard work, deep study, and a unique fusion of various schools of yoga, which culminates in a powerful system of yoga that is easy to grasp and practice.
Joe’s yoga evolved out of a devoted path of seeking self-expression through various athletic mediums in which he become an accomplished competitor and instructor: tennis, kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding. He earned a BS in Recreational Management from Mars Hill University in 1996. His yoga is an amalgamation of in-depth knowledge of body mechanics, a well studied understanding of the complexities of movement, and his own personal journey on a spiritual path. He has restored balance to his body after multiple athletic injuries, and helped guide his students through this methodology on their own path of healing. His therapeutic approach is highly regarded by students who are grateful for his knowledge and devotion.

Joe (E-RYT500) is a former Certified Anusara® He has had the good fortune to study with some of the world’s best teachers of asana, yogic philosophy and meditation. Joe has dedicated himself to asana practice since 1995 and infuses his classes with a life-affirming philosophy through myths and story-telling. He finds his own trials and tribulations as his primary teacher on this journey called LIFE. Joe values humor in all aspects of life, which makes his classes a fun and safe experience for everyone. Joe believes in the practice of yoga to heal, empower and transform lives.

Teacher Training – The Art and Practice of Teaching

A Special Teacher Training Event

The Art & Practice of Teaching

May 21 & 22 and June 11 & 12
Saturday & Sunday 1:30 – 4:30PM

Are you NEW to teaching?
Have you been teaching and just need some new “fire”?
Have you taken a break from teaching and ready to get back?
Do you want to elevate your teaching to the next level?

The Art & Practice of Teaching is composed of 4 separate
3-hour workshops each designed to focus on skills
that will build on each other. You will have homework prior to each session designed to “fast forward” your growth. This is not about learning asanas but rather evolving (or reviving) as a teacher.

Topics to be covered:
* Teaching With Your Voice & Cueing With Your Hands
* Theming a Class
* Beginnings & Endings
* Music Selection
* Sequencing
* Setting Yourself Apart

Pre-Requisite: Completion of a 200 Teacher RYT Program OR 100 Hours of Yoga Teaching Experience. Contact the studio if you have questions.

12 Yoga Alliance CEC’s – Certificates will be Given

Alyson Colwell-Waber E-RYT200
Stacie Dombrowski E-RYT200, RYT500
Phyllis Adams E-RYT200

$219 ($189 if registered by May 9)
Are unable to make all sessions and still interested, contact the studio to discuss options.

Our Guarantee: We believe in this program and its teachers … 100% REFUND if you are not

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Acroyoga Workshops Cary, NC

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April 16th & 17th

Saturday 9:00AM – 11:00AM Flying Therapeutics and Thai Massage- We will go deeper into the therapeutic aspects of the practice strengthening our abilities to listen and feel. Expect to learn massage techniques in the air and on the ground. Practicing giving and receiving as we float away on a cloud of bliss.images-16

Saturday 12:30PM – 2:30PM Stacking Your Handstand – This workshop focuses on inversions. It incorporates acrobatic training techniques and help from our friends to overcome fear and find balance and ease upside down.

Saturday 3:00PM – 5:00PM AcroYogi’s Playground- We will access our core strength and bone
stacking techniques to play with more challenging acrobatic poses and transition through washing machines.
Expect to learn the roles of base flyer and spotter and be amazed at the images-14
impressive things we can accomplish together.

Saturday 5:30PM – 6:30OPM AcroYoga Jam Session – Donation Only

Sunday 11:00AM – 1:00PM Acro Drills for Skills- This is our most advanced offering. Drills and progressions for pops, whips, and hand to hands great for studios that already have a growing acro communities with students that desire to progress to the next level.

Attend 1 Workshop $35
Attend Weekend for $109
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