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Yoga and Sound Bath with Dora & Daniella

DaniellaNovember 7th  Friday 7:30pm-9:15pm

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$30 prepay, $35 at the door

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Please join us for a special evening of yoga and sound healing with Dora and Daniella White.  Dora will lead you through 45 minutes of yoga flow,  accompanied by the replenishing frequencies of Daniella’s crystal  bowls and gong playing. The sounds are gentle yet powerful and will allow you to find a deeper rhythm of breath to your practice. We will end with an extended sound bath in 45 minutes long savasana where Daniella will lead you into a relaxing meditation, adding vocal toning. The savasana will help you de-stress and rejuvenate your mind and body. The combination of these two powerful practices will help bring movement to your chi and guide your body to self healing. Participants often report the best night of sleep they can remember after attending a sound bath. It is great for releasing stress!

Awakening the Spine: the Art of Twisting & Bending Backwards with Carina

Saturday November 8th. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.carina back 1

$35 prepay, $40 at the day of event

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You’re only as old as your spine! According to yoga tradition, the vital energy of the body is housed in and protected by the spine. In this workshop, you will learn major alignment principles of twists and backbends, and set yourself on the path to developing strength and flexibility of your spine. Open to all levels.

“Backbends are rejuvenating. They give energy and courage and combat depression. They open the chest and make the spine flexible. The arms and shoulders become strong. The mind and body become alert.” ~ Iyengar

Postures Covered:

  • Revolved Chair (Parivrtta Utkatasana)carina back 2
  • Revolved Crescent Lunge (Parivrtta Anjaneyasana)
  • Revolved Half Moon (Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana)
  • Seated Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
  • Cobra (Bhujangasana) and variations
  • Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)
  • Locust (Salabhasana)
  • Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
  • Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
  • Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana)
  • Camel (Ustrasana)
  • King Pigeon (Kapotasana)
  • Dancer’s (Natarajasana )
  • Wild Thing (Camatkarasana)
  • Anahatasana and variations
  • Fish (Matsyasana)

Yoga + Pilates = CORE STABILIZATION!amy4

Friday December  5th 6-8pm $35 prepay, $40 at the day of event

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Do you love to move with grace and control? Do you enjoy strengthening your muscles and feeling movement from the inside out?

Come join Amy as she helps you find and understand your core muscles… Amy will combine the world of Power Vinyasa Yoga with The Pilates Method to create one amazing core strengthening experience.

The “core” is the torso, extending from the shoulders to the pelvis. This area is sometimes called “the powerhouse” because movement, power and stability originate here.

The combination of Yoga & Pilates will improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, and developing a strong powerhouse, and improving coordination and balance.

40 Days of Introspection with Dora

40 days folks40 Days of Introspection – Yoga, Meditation & Nutrition, with Dora

2015 - Meetings every Friday night from 7:30pm-9:30pm starting January 9th – Feb 18th

An amazing experience with or without yoga! Those of you who cannot or wish not take yoga everyday during this workshop can still participate. Now you have the choice to purchase only Friday meetings for $199, that is $28 per session! What an amazing deal for something that has the power to help you reach your New Year resolutions.

- workshops are NOT refundable!

Cost with Yoga included: $299 early registration  (ends December 11th), $345 late registration (costs includes 40 days of unlimited yoga at Spria, weekend meetings and two books that Spira will supply during first meeting) . We are happy to take a payment plan of $115 deposits three  times, it must be paid in full by January 4th.

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Cost without the unlimited yoga package: purchase this if you already have an unlimited membership at Spira, if you choose to practice elsewhere, or not practice yoga at all:  $199 early registration (ends December 11th), $245 late registration. Cost includes the meetings and two books that Spira will supply during first day of meetings.

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The greatest lessons of yoga are not on your mat, but in everyday life with family, at work, with friends. How we live and conduct our life is yoga.  We should all live a joyful, loving, thriving experience at work, at home, with our partners and in our bodies.

Are you living to your full potential?

During this workshop most importantly we will delve into your mind. Without judgment and/or criticism we will journal everyday about our emotions and feelings. We will explore meditation practices. With the help from our reading material we will learn and explore how our thinking and emotional brain behaves and maybe gain some understanding into why we do the things that we do. We will also strengthen and tone our body as we will have to do our very best to practice yoga 6 days a week for 40 days. We will focus on cleaning up our eating habits and building more loving awareness to how we eat. By the end of 40 days you will leave with healthier habits and better knowledge of yourself!

YOGA PRACTICE – OPTIONAL: Try to practice yoga 6 days a week. The 7th day is a restorative home practice, optional yoga class, or day of rest. (Cost of membership is included in the price of the workshop. If you already have an unlimited membership at Spira or if you live further away where daily practice at Spira would be not possible, purchase the package with NO YOGA only meetings)

MEDITATION: At home (5-15minutes) or before classes in the mornings and evenings.

WEEKLY MEETINGS: For 7 Fridays 7:30-9:30pm we will get together to listen to lectures from Dora followed by group discussions on topics from the books. We will also learn guided meditation, and goal centering and inner peace building journaling techniques.

READING MATERIAL (supplied with the cost of the workshop): The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt The 5 Love Languages by Gary Champman A few printed material in the form of handouts.

Partner Yoga Massage Workshop with Carina

Saturday February 14th. 2015 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.valentine's day heart

$35 prepay, $40 at the day of event

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Join us for two hours of pure bliss! Partner Yoga Massage is a creative synthesis of yoga and body work that produces deep relaxation in the receiver.  This workshop is for couples, friends or any two people over the age of 18 who want to learn the basics of giving and receiving a grounding massage that leaves the receiver completely rested and rejuvenated. It is two hours long to allow enough time for both of you to give and receive a very thorough yoga massage from each other while the teacher guides you each step of the way.

partnerThe skills gained from this partner yoga massage class will eventually become part of your routine for de-stressing yourself or your partner (or anyone else) when you need tangible support to decompress. This gift is truly transformational and will provide you both the longevity of a gift that keeps on giving!

What to Wear: Wear loose fitting or stretchy clothes that will allow free movement. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended to avoid pinching the skin and for general comfort. There will be a lot of physical contact that happens most easily without direct skin contact. Wear no jewelry, watches or other items that might scratch you or your partner. Avoid perfumes and other strong scents. Come clean, with clean clothes, hands and feet.

Chakra Balancing Vinyasa Workshop with Carina

Saturday March 14th. 2015 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

$35 prepay, $40 at the day of eventchakras

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Just as we have a physical body, we also have a body of energy, called subtle body. And just as we have a physical spine that acts as the central channel through which nerve impulses flow, we also have a subtle central channel called sushumna through which prana, or life force, flows. Deep within the sushumna lie spinning centers of energy, called chakras, which are like intense vortices of energy that act as distribution points for prana.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel” or “disc.” A chakra is formed where there is a massive confluence of nadis (lines of energy) in the body. Prana (vital life force) is distributed throughout the body via these lines of energy. Therefore, the chakras can be understood as subtle centers of transformation of energy. They do not belong to the material body and cannot be perceived on the physical level. However, they do affect the physical body — each chakra energizes, controls, and influences a different region of the body. There are seven major chakras arranged along the midline of the body within the spinal column, from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.

Blocked energy in our 7 chakras can often lead to illness or distress on systems of the body. As such, it is important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Chakra balancing creates a sense of equilibrium between your body, mind and spirit. When your chakras are returned to their natural frequencies, inner peace, wellbeing, and joy will follow.

In this workshop, we will explore the deep relationship between yoga asanas (or postures) and the chakras. When the asanas are combined with breath, visualization and mantra, they can have a direct effect on the energy flow within the chakras.

The workshop will be divided into 2 parts: 30 minutes of lecture about the chakras, followed by a 90-minute Vinyasa practice designed to awaken the spinal energies and balance the chakras