Beginner Yoga in Cary, NC

Beginner Yoga: Take our Signature Yoga 101 Express Workshop
Start Your Journey with Alyson Colwell-Waber
Sunday February 19th, 1:00-3:00PM

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.

YOGA 101 requires a separate registration fee due to the additional materials given to participants, length of class and the smaller class size.

Register On-Line Here.

If you prefer Private Sessions, a First Time Private is just $35 for 1 hour. Contact the studio for pricing on Small Groups.

Client Spotlight – Meet Shakera Myers

Meet our friend, Shakera Myers…

Tell us about you…where were you born and how did you end up in Cary, NC?

I was born right here in NC. I’ve spent most of my life in NC but also went to school in Philadelphia, PA. I am a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and have really developed a network of friends and family here in the Triangle area.  I am now married which is why I chose to stay here. My interests include listening to all types of music, watching movies, shopping, hanging out with my husband, friends and family and of course Yoga!

What brought you to studioVIBE?

I decided to try studioVIBE as I was looking to become a member of a studio specific to my yoga interests. I was previously a member of a gym but was really looking to build on my yoga practice specifically and did not feel that I was getting that from a large group fitness class. studioVIBE is conveniently located. I drove by it for years and decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did as it has really helped deepen my yoga practice.

How long have you been doing Yoga?

I have been practicing yoga for about 8 years now and it is truly one of my favorite things to do. Yoga has changed not only my body, but my overall physical and mental health.

You had a stroke, how has Yoga helped you in your recovery?

I had a stroke in December of 2014 at the age of 31. This was devastating for my personal practice and what I was able to do while on the road to recovery. However, I did not let what happened to me keep me away from one of my greatest passions, which was to continue my personal practice.
Yoga has helped me in my recovery tremendously. The practice of yoga is not simply about getting into the most “difficult” poses, but accepting what your body can do and allowing your mind to be stronger than your fears or what is perceived as physical limitations. Yoga has helped me regain strength in my physical body (I had to build strength to walk again and even hold a toothbrush!) I continue to get stronger, more flexible and have built even more courage when I practice. Yoga has helped me accept where I am in the present moment, physically and mentally.

What changes have you noticed since coming to the studio?

Since coming to the studio, I have noticed that my passion and drive to do more in my personal practice has become stronger. I am more flexible than I was even before my medical emergency. Although as a result of the stroke, I have trouble with balance, I notice that although it is not perfect, it has gotten better. I may not be able to do every pose or move that I may have conquered or was working towards before what happened, but there are new moves and poses that I am learning and starting over in Yoga has been such a great learning experience for me.

Anything else you would like to share?

I’d like to thank studioVIBE for having a place where people like myself can practice our passion and continue to build and grow. I am grateful for instructors and friends that I have both inside and out of studioVIBE who are supportive, understanding and caring. If i can share any thoughts or takeaways from my experience is that, sometimes things will happen in your life that you are not prepared for physically and mentally but you cannot let that keep you down or away from what drives you inside. Yoga, for me, is more than a photo op or set of beautiful, complex poses… it is a way of life. It keeps my body mobile and my mind sane and I wouldn’t give it up for anything!

Meditation Workshop with Claire McCullough

Introduction to Meditation Workshop with Claire McCullough

Saturday January 28  2:00PM – 4:30PM

images-2studioVIBE $39

The Holiday Season can be stressful for many of us. Meditation is the perfect way to help relieve that stress. In this workshop, learn about and experience the benefits of several different types of meditation including, guided meditation, mindfulness meditation, Tratak – candle gazing, and Yoga Nidra.

All levels welcome and encouraged! Bring a friend or just come and meet other like-minded people. Meditation has many benefits, many of which can be used to:

• quiet your mind
• relieve stress
• reduce chronic pain• lower blood pressure
• connect to your intuition
• increase your overall feeling of well-being.

Register on-line here or call 919-466-9989/e-mail with any questions.

Claire McCullough

Intro to Aerial Yoga

Learn the basic inversions and moves in this SpecialAerialSavasana 50-minute Intro to Aerial Yoga Class.  Learn how we flow through a practice with the assistance of the aerial hammock.
This is geared to those with fewer than 2 classes on the hammock. Come give it a try!
This Class is Drop-In Just $15 or ONLY 2 credits off FLEXcard
Private Groups

Have a group of friends that all want to try aerial yoga? Or maybe none of our scheduled
class times work for you? We can set up a single session or a group of sessions for your group.

studioVIBE Pre-Req and Dress Code For Aerial Classes:

AERIAL DRESS CODE: Please wear yoga pants or tights that cover your thighs. A shirt with a sleeve (3/4 length is ideal) and a pair of sticky bottom socks (we sell a few styles). Please bring some water and remove all your jewelry before class
HEALTH CONCERNS – Should you have any concerns, esp issues regarding BP, inverting, dizziness, glaucoma etc. Please discuss with a teacher prior to signing up.

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