Prana Flow with Jennifer Bluestone

Sunday Satsang: Connecting A Prana Flow Practice with The Earth – Jennifer Deballi Bluestone

Sunday October 11 4:30 – 6:30PM

$29 – Register on-line under “workshops”

Jen Bluestone

Satsang means gathering for the truth. Join us for an enriching experience designed to foster personal growth and continue your journey in a supportive community setting. Our meeting will consist of dedicated time for pranayama, meditation, and movement coupled with an opportunity for delving deeper as a student and teacher. Think of this as a way to connect more deeply with yourself.

October 11 – Connecting: Prana FLOW & The Earth with Jennifer DeBalli Bluestone 500 hour-trained with Shiva Rea

During this fall season, we can feel the shift in the universe, not only in nature, but in our bodies, from the heat and fire of summer into the winds and release of the fall season. The trees show us exactly what we need to do…let the dead leaves fall so that we can create space to go inward and then blossom again.

In this earth based practice, we will take time to touch and honor the earth, lay down solid roots and enjoy our practice from the ground up. We will move slowly and take time to connect with our breath. The practice will begin with very basic namaskar and we will work our way through various waves that will guide us to arm balances in the galavasana or ‘flying pigeon’ family. This hip opening flow will give us the opportunity to reach deep in to the body’s emotional junk drawers so we can get rid of things that have been stuck and need to go. The practice will also include pranayama and meditation, ending with an deep savasana.

A tree must root down below the earth’s surface in order to grow tall and strong, retreating deep into its source to fully extend upward. The direction of our yoga practice is similar. As we practice, we turn inward to observe and be present with the sensations in the physical body, thoughts that whir through the mind and finally the effects of the breath on both body and mind. Through dedicated practice, we steady our attention and follow it through surface thoughts and sensations to finally dive into our heart of hearts. The sages write that within the inner most chamber of our heart we discover infinite potential for love, compassion and joy.

Upcoming Satsang Dates and Topics:
Sunday, November 8: Moon(Chandra) Practice & Gong Bath with Alisha Nissenfeld
Sunday, December 13: Theming Your Life with Susan Jackson

Getting Started with Yoga in Cary, NC

Yoga For Beginners in Cary, NC. Take a 1-Day Class or a 4-week Series or both. Yoga 101 and Yoga Foundations are Signature Classes of studioVIBE.

Yoga Foundations Starts THIS Sunday! Scroll Down.
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Yoga 101 Express

Contact The studio for Next Session’s Dates
$35
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InnerLight Yoga Teacher Training at studioVIBE in Cary

Class Description:
Yoga 101 provides those new to yoga with an introduction to the foundational poses and principles at the heart of a nurturing yoga practice. Bring a mat or use one of ours as you discover the power of yoga to lengthen and strengthen your body, to energize your spirit, and to quiet your mind. This warm and supportive environment provides a great stand-alone experience or a starting place for you to delve deeper via our foundation series or our ongoing group class.
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Yoga Foundations – A Series For Beginners & Those Wanting Clarity on Fundamentals

Contact The Studio for Next Dates
$59
*If you only want to attend The First Session, Cost is $25 and we will provide you with some additional handouts. If you then choose to continue we will apply this to the full cost.
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Class Description:
This four-part series taught by Alyson, Rachel & Thea is designed for those new to yoga, as well as for experienced practitioners who wish to gain a deeper, embodied understanding of the foundational poses and principles of yoga.
Class size will be small to create a supportive environment and ensure individual attention from our team of teachers. Each session will build on the one before and will include practice, discussion, and relaxation. After completing this foundations series, you will feel prepared to confidently explore the wealth of ongoing group yoga classes offered by StudioVIBE.

Foundation 1 – Grounding ~ Dig deeply into those poses designed to connect us to the earth, develop stability, and utilize effective alignment. We will lay the groundwork for attentively and safely expanding our physical practice, honing body awareness, and utilizing the power of the breath. We will also provide a meditation primer to cultivate mindfulness.

Foundation 2 – Climbing ~ With our roots now firmly planted, we will extend our reach to lengthen and strengthen the body. Through a series of heart opening “sun” poses complimented by calming “moon” poses we will release tension, utilize our core strength, and balance the flow of energy through our body. A focus of this session will be consciously elevating our practice while not compromising the integrity learned in the first foundation class.

Foundation 3 – Spiraling ~ Invite your body to embrace the nourishing and detoxifying practice of twists. We will systematically integrate the components of safe twists to provide our body maximum nourishment for the spine and
internal organs. Seated, standing, balancing, and reclining twists will wind their way into our time together as we bring careful attention to this portion of our practice.

Foundation 4 – Emerging ~ With our foundation established, we will enjoy a culminating practice designed to integrate and celebrate all we have learned to date. In designing today’s class, your team of teachers will weave together your requests for favorite poses, breathing practices, and meditations to create a special practice that will leave you feeling better than you can imagine. Come ready to smile!

The Wisdom of Yoga – A Weekend with Lila Brown

The Wisdom of Yoga
Creating Harmony in Mind, Body, & Spirit 

with Lila Brown

The practice of Yoga has always been a way to align with Nature and its wisdom. Throughout the seasons, we practice specific postures that invite balance to the system, at certain times of the day and year creating more heat and stoking the inner fire, and at other times creating more cooling energy to nourish the flow of water and life. In a similar way, Nature through its expression within the astrological framework has given people access to the intelligence inherently lying in the constellations and planets. The symbolism and myths within the Cosmos and their significance in the human psyche are powerful tools for awakening.

Each class during this weekend of workshops will weave together the natural wisdom of yoga with the astrological myths and symbolism in practices that both invite transformation and create harmony within the body, mind, and spirit.

Attend any combination of sessions or make it your own local “retreat” weekend!

Friday December 4, 6:00-8:30PM   Descending the Roots

  • Fluid and grounding postures that invite settling and rooted connection with the earth

Saturday December 5, 11:00AM-1:30PM   Sustaining the Vision

  • A plethora of postures, encompassing the full spectrum of asana with standing poses, hip- and heart-openers, hand-balances, seated postures, and meditation

Saturday December 5, 3:00-5:30PM   Embracing the Silence

  • A practice to turn inward, one that includes quieting postures, pranayama, and meditation, sure to rejuvenate and deeply nourish

Sunday December 6, 2:00-4:30PM   Igniting the Inner Fire

  • A celebration of the awesome power that lives within; stoking the inner ceremonial pyre with efficient, therapeutic, and transformational backbends.

Sign-Up Separately for each workshop then Pay either a-la-carte or select The Wisdom of Yoga 4-session and enjoy the whole weekend.
Individual Workshops $49           Entire weekend $185
Register at www.studiovibecary.com under workshops.
LilaRasaBrownLila Rasa Brown has practiced yoga and meditation for over fifteen years, has taught for over twelve years, and was a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher from 2005 through 2012. Lila loves bringing the benefits of skillful alignment and action to her teaching, as well as sharing her deep love for Yoga philosophy and the wisdom it offers in life. She delights in offering yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats presently and has been leading yoga teacher training programs since 2006. Lila feels grateful to continue her studies with her primary teacher Adyashanti, as well as fantastic yoga teachers, scholars of Hindu Tantrism, and evolutionary astrologers. She also has a passion for practicing evolutionary astrology, weaving the magical and meaningful stories of Yoga into her readings. From 2006 to 2011, Lila Brown directed Gateway Yoga in Raleigh, NC, a yoga studio dedicated to the life-affirming principles of Anusara Yoga, and was part of the faculty at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, from 2008 – 2012.

Skillful Assisting & Adjusting – Lila Brown

Skillful Assisting & Adjusting with Lila Rasa Brown

Saturday September 12th 2:00-5:00PM

Learn to safely and effectively guide your students into clear and beautifully aligned asanas. This workshop will include a brief warm-up, then give participants the opportunity for hands-on yoga assists and adjustments with detailed instruction. Come prepared to practice, play, and pick up some skills to move your forward along your yoga journey!

LilaRasaYogaOne of Lila’s great joys is to guide students into a space of true transformation, encouraging them to continually discover, honor, and gracefully reveal their most authentic nature through the practice of Yoga.

Lila has practiced yoga and meditation for over fifteen years, has taught for over twelve years, and was a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher from 2005 through 2012. Lila loves bringing the benefits of skillful alignment and action to her teaching, as well as sharing her deep love for Yoga philosophy and the wisdom it offers in life. She delights in offering yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats presently and has been leading yoga teacher training programs since 2006. Lila feels grateful to continue her studies with her primary teacher Adyashanti, as well as fantastic yoga teachers, scholars of Hindu Tantrism, and evolutionary astrologers. She also has a passion for practicing evolutionary astrology, weaving the magical and meaningful stories of Yoga into her readings. From 2006 to 2011, Lila directed Gateway Yoga in Raleigh, NC, a yoga studio dedicated to the life-affirming principles of Anusara Yoga, and was part of the faculty at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, from 2008 – 2012.

Workshop $49, Register here 

Actively Aging with Yoga: Exploring the 50+ Population

Join Sherry Zak Morris – E-RYT &  Yoga Alliance Presenter on Senior Yoga
Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 1:00pm – 5:30pm   $159

(There will also be a Special Chair Yoga Class on Sunday, June 28th $15 if pre-registered.

Workshop Topic Highlights:

  • Common Issues and Conditions of the Aging Population
  • The Relationship between Aging, Posture and Pain
  • Analysis of the Yoga for Seniors Posture Project: Simple Corrections/Big Payoffs
  • Prescriptive and Accessible Gentle and Chair Yoga sequences

Description: 
Can we feel better, stronger and more flexible as we age? Common misconceptions that the muscles deteriorate, the bones get brittle and the joints get stiff make us cringe at the thought of aging. “Movement is the antidote to aging”, but finding the right movements that are supportive and not damaging is the key to healthy aging.

studioVIBE agingIn this Workshop, Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT specializing in Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga, will share the stunning results of her Senior Posture Project, and observations and analysis from her many years teaching Yoga to the 50+ population. Sherry has worked with many seniors over multiple months to get this data and has documented their improvements based on specific recommendations that can be done in Yoga classes and/or at home. This Workshop will cover:

  • The growing health trends of aging and how Yoga can manage, support and even improve long-standing physical issues.
  • Safe and effective movements that can be done in a chair or on a Yoga mat.
  • Body reading, posture analysis and prescriptive recommendations to empower change in the physical body that will relieve pain and increase mobility.

Sherry’s Bio:
SherrySherry is a nationally-known Yoga/wellness expert and leader in the 50+ wellness market. Featured in the Costco Connection for wellness innovation and a recognized online global Yoga blogger, Sherry is a versatile business leader passionate about Actively Aging. As a seasoned wellness entrepreneur, she is the CEO and Founder of YogaJP, an internationally-recognized brand of Yoga and Wellness DVDs and online videos for the 50+ market.

As Co-Director of the Yoga Vista Academy, Sherry has a proven track record for empowering and igniting passion for 50+ Yoga and wellness and has presented for 4 years at the annual Yoga Alliance Conference, the professional and trade association of the Yoga world. Sherry owns the Yoga Vista Studio in Vista, California and has served on three Yoga Alliance Committees representing Yoga Studios (ORNS – one room Yoga studios) in Washington DC. She is a current member of the 2015 Yoga Alliance Conference Session Planning Committee and the Yoga Alliance Education Committee.