Flexibility and conditioning workshop with april penland, January 20, 12-2pm

This workshop will focus on exercises and movements that can be performed at home or in studio on a daily basis.  These movements will lead to deeper back bends, splits, and general flexibility.

Students will walk away with exercises to improve back bends such as wheel, camel, bow, and scorpion, along with exercises to improve shoulder flexibility and splits postures such as flipped grip bow, pigeon, standing splits, and dancer, and exercises to work towards lotus and leg behind the head postures.

It is an all-levels workshop.  Proceeds will be donated to USA Yoga.  Cost is $25 by 1.13, $30 after.  Sign up HERE.

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Food for life, a nutrition series with becky crump

Saturday, January 27, 12-2pm.  Workshop #3: Growing healthy babies

In this interactive 2-hour workshop, participants can expect to learn:
*Key vitamins and minerals needed during each phase of pregnancy
*Why the health of both the father and the mother matter
*What to eat and with what to supplement to support the growth of a health child

 Feel free to drop in to our regularly scheduled prenatal yoga class with Gabriella from 10:45 - 11:45am.  Workshop attendees can drop in for $10 to this class by emailing theyogadojo108@gmail.com to pre-register.

Please bring a notebook, writing utensil, and an open mind.  If you plan to stay for the yoga practice, please bring a mat if you have one.  If not, there will be mats available for rental.

Each individual workshop is $25 by 12.31, $30 after.  You can sign up for each workshop HERE

Yoga add-on per class is $10.  You can pre-register for yoga on our class schedule (click HERE), or you can just drop in... no pressure.

About the instructor : Becky Crump is a health coach and nutritionist. She believes in creating healthy internal ecosystems through a combination of nutrition, mindfulness, exercise or activity, relationships, giving back, and financial health. She is a a big believer that proper nutrition and supplementation can support the reversal of disease and disorders of the body and mind — and that a nourished gut is the key to unlocking feelings of well-being,

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Karma Workshop - The Human zoo : Moving as an animal with Michael Stredney,      Saturday, February 3, 12-2pm

The Importance of Rolling, Scooting, Crawling, Striding, Gliding and Quadrupedal Movement for Human Development.

Humans have the innate ability to imitate and mimic movement. It is our creative imagination and powers of observation that offer this experience through movement to develop our brain and body. Proper amounts of time in child development spent crawling and on the ground increase ones physical, spatial, visual and mental abilities. We can return to these forms of movement to establish and reconnect with deeper parts of ourselves. Development as a quality is always available and the opportunity to return to these stages of life and learn are immediately available.

This workshop is devoted to moving through early developmental stages of movement towards quadrupedal and “animal” movements on the ground. We will explore the physical and mental benefits of these primary positions. We will learn how they bring an interconnectedness through the body that translates to the development of complex movement and ease within our life experiences. Finally, together we will move as the animals do and create our Human Zoo.

This workshop is donation based (cash only, please) with all proceeds going to Kuzamura Ubuzima (Growing health). Kuzamura Ubuzima is a hospital-based project that grows crops on hospital land to provide patients with balanced, nutritious, organic meals which government hospitals are unable to provide in Rwanda. You can find more at kuzamuraubuzima.rw.  Sign up to secure your space in the workshop HERE.

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Re-Treat yourself in Tulum! March 4-9, 2018

Join Adrian and Lauren from The Yoga Dojo on our annual retreat to Tulum, Mexico from March 4-9 at beautiful Amansala Eco-Chic Resort (www.amansala.com). All RYTs that attend are eligible for 20 CEUs.

Included:

*A beautiful room at Amansala Grande - we have a wide variety to choose from!
*Delicious food (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available). All meals are included, except one night out on the town.
*Two yoga or hand balance classes a day led by Adrian and/or Lauren at one of Amansala's oceanfront shalas.                                                                       *Mid-day group transportation from Cancun airport to Amansala on March 4.  Return transportation is not included, but we are happy to help make recommendations.

Not included: Special drinks (coffee bar drinks, smoothies, juice), extra snacks, alcohol, spa services, excursions, wifi, and other incidentals.

Pricing is as follows (Pricing includes tax and gratuity, but feel free to leave additional gratuity for any staff that you feel goes above and beyond):

Best beachfront King: $2,675 solo / $1,835 per person shared (2 people/room) *ONE ROOM AVAILABLE*

Double room (based on 2 people per room): $1,575 per person *ONE ROOM AVAILABLE*

Garden Triple room (based on 3 people per room): $1,465 per person *ONE SPOT AVAILABLE*

Garden Basic Queen: $1,870 solo *ONE ROOM AVAILABLE*

We have a few pre-book package options available for spa services, excursions, and Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge ceremony - A MUST!). Please inquire with us about these.

$300 deposit required ASAP to hold your space (cash or check, please! If not possible, we can charge on a credit card with a small processing fee).  A limited number of spaces are available. Full payment to be submitted by January 15.   

To sign up, please email theyogadojo108@gmail.com, or call 804.691.3277.

We look forward to you joining us on the beach in Tulum!

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50-hour rocket training with Steve Pyka of Asta yoga, February 19-23

ROCKET VINYASA: THE SCIENCE OF SEQUENCING

5-DAY ADVANCED ROCKET TRAINING

WHAT IT IS:

The Rocket Training is an 5-day immersion in which you will:

Practice and learn the classic Rocket I and Rocket II sequences
Understand the philosophy and voice of a Rocket Vinyasa class
Focus on alignment, arm balances, inversions and transitions
Gain the ability to use the master Rocket sequences to share a class with anyone
Clarify your purpose for practicing

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT:

Anyone can take the Rocket Training, but those who will benefit most are:

Consistent practitioners who feel their vinyasa practice has hit a plateau
Experienced teachers who feel their instruction could use a little more focus and structure
Those new to Rocket, but not to yoga, who wish to complement their existing knowledge
Home practitioners looking for a thorough, intelligent system of yoga practice

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE IT:

You are intelligent. You are dedicated. You suspect yoga has something more to offer beyond being burned out in variations on lunges and dharma talks from people no more enlightened than yourself. The generic vinyasa mentality declares that we constantly listen to a teacher outside of ourselves who knows more than us. Those who practice the Rocket are guided by a more trustworthy source within.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Steve Pyka, a direct student of Larry Schultz, the creator of Rocket Yoga, opened AstaYoga with Rene Henley in 2009 as a place where people could find a genuine sense of strength, peace and community. Together, they have over 20 years of experience teaching and have trained hundreds of people (including Adrian, Lauren, Erin, Shannon, Lany and April!) who are practicing and sharing the Rocket all over the world.

WHAT IT COSTS AND HOW YOU CAN SIGN UP:

The training costs $995, but nobody pays that because they sign up early for $795. You can reserve a space in the training for $300, with the balance due before the early bird deadline. Early bird pricing is available through 1/1. When paying in cash or check, early bird pricing is extended to 2/1. Payment includes training, and all materials distributed in training.

Sign up HERE.

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Spring 2018 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training

The Yoga Dojo’s 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training is a 200-hour level program certified through Yoga Alliance. All students will be able to register with Yoga Alliance for the RYT-200 designation upon completion of the program. Students with existing RYT status with Yoga Alliance will be able to use the training for CEUs. Required areas of study include, but are not limited to:  Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Techniques Training, and Practicum.   

Although, this particular training reflects the practices, principles, and philosophy of Rocket Yoga, it does not certify you as a Rocket Yoga instructor.  You will need to complete an additional 50-hour training through an It’s Yoga International certified program in order to be a Certified Rocket Instructor. We will have this training available following 200-hour TT completion. 

Schedule:   

The Yoga Dojo TT will begin on Friday, March 23, 2018 and run through June 24, 2018 on a Friday to Sunday format.  There will be four weekends throughout the training that we will not meet (3/30, 5/11, 5/25, and 6/15 weekends).

Training Times *Note: Class times are subject to change.  Students will be informed in advance of any changes to schedule.:  

Fridays:  5:30-9:30pm

Saturdays:  12:00-7:00pm

Sundays:  10:00am-5:00pm

Training staff:

Adrian McCavitt, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer

Lauren Davis, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Lead Trainer, Program Director

Mackenzie Cherry, E-RYT 200, Assists and Adjustments guest lecturer

Miranda Young, Anatomy for Yoga Instructors guest lecturer

Gabriella Eljaiek, RYT-200, RPYT, Yoga for Pregnancy guest lecturer

Lynn Crounse, RYT-200, Herbalism and Ayurveda guest lecturer

Payment Options:

**$250 Non-Refundable Deposit due with application.  This fee will be deducted from your final tuition payment.

Early Bird Option: $2900. Payment is due in full by 2/1.

Standard Option: $3250. Payment is due in full by 3/23.

Payment Plan two-payment option: Two equal $1700 payments. Initial payment due by 3/23, second payment due 5/1.

Payment Plan four-payment option: Four equal payments of $875. Initial payment due by 3/23, following payments will be deducted on 4/15, 5/15, and 6/15.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  

Deposit cannot be refunded for any reason. Tuition refunds will be possible until training commences.  All refunds after this date will not be allowed.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must be 18 years of age. Each applicant must submit a completed application with a $250 non-refundable application fee. Entrance into program will be at the discretion of TYD program directors.  TYD has the right to deny entry into the program to unqualified candidates. All applicants should have a regular yoga practice and be in overall good health, so that they are able to perform all techniques and trainings.

Please email theyogadojo108@gmail.com for more information or an application.  We do hope you choose to take this life changing leap with us.  Namaste.