Mantra and the Art of Writing
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Mantra and the Art of Writing

Fantasy Fest is looming on the horizon and the last few months in our community have held lots of stress. Join Gretchen Mills and Margot Griffin as we learn about mantras and how they can help us heal, recharge, and maintain ourselves. We will create personal mantras, then make them into art using calligraphy!

This workshop will be a blend of meditation, active yoga practice, and lettering. Participants need only to bring themselves (and a buddy for a discount!) and can look forward to taking home a finished mantra piece.

$30

OR bring a friend! $50 for 2 people.

There is limited space available so pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Key West Yoga Sanctuary at the end of any class or cut and paste the link below into a new browser to pre-register online through Wellness Living.

https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/key_west_yoga_sanctuary-wgmufm?k_class=0&k_class_tab=0

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Yoga Workshop Series
Feb
3
to Feb 9

Yoga Workshop Series

This series of workshops is intended to deepen our understanding of yoga and our ability to heal physically and mentally. Some of the following workshops are designed for yoga teachers only. Please read the descriptions below and choose the workshops that are most appropriate for you!

You can Register for a workshop here on this site or come on in to the studio to sign up there. Each individual workshop costs $30 or you can choose 4 for $100.

Saturday, Feb. 3rd

10:15-12:00~ Anatomy of Sanskrit, with Emily Hughes

A practical course of exploration in the history, origin, and composition Sanskrit vocabulary used in the science of yoga.

1:00-4:00- How Does Asana Practice Translate to Samadhi? with Erika Hawks

Starting with Patanjali's 8 limbs as our blueprint, we'll discuss the four yogic paths, notions of yoga in the West, why we focus on asana first, finding deeper meaning in Vinyasa practice, mantra, and more. You'll leave with a true understanding of why we roll out our mats each day.

Sunday, Feb. 4th

11:30-2:00 pm~ Yoga Sutras Demystified, with Erika Hawks

Written over two millennia ago, Patanjali's yoga sutras are the definitive text on yoga practice. Join us as we glimpse at the history of yoga that predates Patanjali and take an in depth look at the first two chapters of these sutras- "On Meditative Absorption" and "On Practice".

3:15-4:45 pm~ Blueprint of the Mind; As Described Through Krishnamacharya & Patanjali, with Gretchen Mills

What is the source of our physical and mental suffering? How are we brought back to well-being? Understand the nature of the mind and become aware of spiritual and mental practices to move into greater consciousness.

6:00-8:30 pm~ Intro to Your Astrology & Planetary Influences, with Carol Morin

* Please bring your time and place of birth

Monday, Feb. 5th

1:30-4:30 pm~ Anatomy of the Gross Body, with Emily Hughes

For Teachers Only: A deeper look into the systems within the physical body, anatomical terminology, and common misconceptions.

6:00-8:15 pm~ Kundalini Yoga, with Sarka

Let's unveil the mystery of Kundalini yoga. Join us for a Kundalini class, followed by a lecture on kriyas, the golden chain, mantra, pranayama, and mudra.

Tuesday, Feb. 6th

10:30-1:00 pm~ Intro to Ashtanga, with Erika Hawks

Curious about Ashtanga? Learn about the lineage, the method, the mantras, and more. Join us first, for the guided Ashtanga class to experience the strength and grace of this practice first hand.

2:30-4:00 pm~ Your Inner Asana, with Gretchen Mills

We may know what a posture looks like from the outside, but what is happening inside? Learn how to connect to your body, breath, and mind beyond musculature alignment. Create stability and alert relaxation through the intention of containing & directing Prana and the awareness of the bandhas, vayus, nadis, and mudra.

4:30-6:15 pm~ Guiding Pranayama/ Anatomy of Pranayama, with Gretchen Mills & Emily Hughes. (This class will be held at Fort Zach all the way to the left side of the park)

For Teachers Only: Dive into the history and specifics of many types of pranayama, and how and why we control the breath. Learn to guide students in safe and effective pranayama.

Wednesday, Feb. 7th

10:30-12:00 pm~ Refined Cueing, with Emily Hughes

For Teachers Only: Learn cueing techniques from several lineages, the anatomical perspective, and safety in cueing.

Thursday, Feb. 8th

2:00-4:30 pm~ Yoga Anatomy; Injury in Asana, with Emily Hughes

For Teachers Only: Define and review common injuries due to misalignment in asana, injury prevention and how to modify for acute/chronic injuries.

Friday, Feb. 9th

6:00-8:15 pm~ Yin Yoga, with Michelle Marcelino

Enjoy a traditional yin class followed by a lecture on the history and intentions behind this deeply restorative and effective yoga practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training- TEACH Module
Feb
2
to Feb 11

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training- TEACH Module

This TEACH module will refine and revisit the foundations of teaching intelligent, creative, and soulful yoga. It is intended to inspire our practice, deepen our knowledge, and support our confidence and clarity within our unique and authentic yoga offerings.

The TEACH module is one of three modules to complete a Yoga Alliance 500 Hr. Yoga Teacher Training Certification. The three modules include TEACH, SERVE, and MEDITATE and each module completes 100 hours of Teacher Training.

The program will include, but is not limited to, the workshops and lectures listed below.

Anatomy of Sanskrit

How Does Asana Practice Translate to Samadhi?

The Relationship Between the Teacher and Student

The Yoga Sutras Demystified

Blueprint of the Mind

Intro to Your Astrology & Planetary Influences

Cosmological & Spiritual Background; Tattvas and Ishta Prakriti

Refined Cueing

Advanced Adjustments

Advanced Sequencing & Traditional and Modern Day Vinyasa

The lineage of Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Yin

Guiding Pranayama & anatomy of Pranayama

Teaching with Intention

Yoga Therapy

Yoga & Social Justice


This module is an immersion and is packed to the brim with practice, lectures and workshops starting at 6:30 am each day and continuing on many days until 8:00 pm.

A more detailed itinerary and schedule is available for this interested. Contact Gretchen at keywestyogasanctuary@gmail.com.

This TEACH module costs $1200 and can be paid in person at the yoga studio or online under "Register for Workshops".

In addition, a nourishing meal plan is available for $250, which covers all meals served and/or delivered to you throughout the course.

Please reach out to Gretchen with any questions: 305-587-9199

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Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork with Mukti
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork with Mukti

Mukti offers this course in Vedic Thai Bodywork for massage therapists, those interested in bodywork as a hobby, as well as those looking to move into the field of Thai Bodywork. This 3 day course offers 16 hours of CEC's and is focused on technique and tradition.

Through demonstrations, the course manual, and the practice of giving and receiving we will learn how to offer a 2-hour sequence of Thai Yoga Bodywork techniques.

We will also focus on techniques with breath, meditation, mantra, bandhas and yoga to enhance the quality of the session.

16 CEC's NCBTMB :: ncbtmb.org/
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and T.H.A.I.

The hours for the course:

Friday: 4-8:00 pm

Saturday: 1-7:00 pm

Sunday: 12-6:00 pm

$350

 

 

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200 Hour Teacher Training: Foundations of Yoga
Dec
1
to Dec 21

200 Hour Teacher Training: Foundations of Yoga

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ~Buddha

This is easier said than done, but yoga teaches that in order to change the patterns of the mind and to cease the fluctuations of the mind, we need discipline and practice. Learn the systematic approaches to quieting the mind, the value and power of them, and the skills to pass onto others, so that these practices aren't only for ourselves, but for the greater good of all.

The most authentic teaching comes from deep, personal experience. This 3- week immersion is intended to inspire devotion and discipline within our personal practices. For aspiring yoga teachers, this in depth certification program will prepare you with a solid understanding of the foundations of yoga. Rooted in Patanjali's Eight Fold Path, the curriculum will be rich with philosophy, pranayama, and meditation. In addition it will prepare teachers to lead students safely and intelligently with an understanding of anatomy and alignment within the asana, as well as the ability to thread philosophy into Hatha and Vinyasa classes.


Daily study sessions will include, but are not limited to:

* Study of the Yoga Sutras and how they support yoga practice

* Study of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and its foundational structure for personal practice and teaching

* Pranayama, breathing techniques

* Meditation: deepening self practice, techniques

* Asana: foundation, alignment, modifications, sanskrit

* Yoga Anatomy and injury prevention

* Cuing and sequencing asana

* Constructing safe, balanced Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes

* Sequencing Ashtanga, Yin, Kundalini, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra

* Hands on assisting and adjusting in asana

* Qualities of a yoga teacher

* Seva, spirit of selfless action

* Ayurveda & Doshas

* Business of yoga


Example Teacher Training Day:

Monday through Friday we begin with daily morning practice for 2 hours beginning at 6:30 am. We will study the rest of the day together with nourishing meals in-between study sessions until about 6:30 pm. Saturdays are shorter days as we only study and practice from 9-1, and Sundays are days of rest.

The morning practice and afternoon study sessions will primarily be held in the yoga studio. Each morning study session will be held in various stunning outdoor locations on island, weather permitting.


The investment for the Teacher Training Program is $2450. Payment plans are available.

For an additional cost we provide organic, fresh meals. Breakfast and lunch delivered to your location of study costs $385 for all 3 weeks. 

We can be of assistance in setting up accommodations. Depending on the group size, accommodations could consist of one large community home, several home stays on island, or a combination of both. The cost will vary and can be determined at the time of registration.

The final additional cost will be the cost for two required course books.

* The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar

* The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a 200 Hr. Yoga Alliance certification through the Key West Yoga Sanctuary.

This program also partners with Inner Sanctum, a Yoga Alliance School offering 300 hour programs. If you choose to go on and complete both programs you will have completed a full 500 hours. If this is of interest to you, let us know and we will guide you in the process.

A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to register for the 200 Hour Training. The final $1950 will be due by November 15th. 


This is a challenging immersion and requires the drive to truly be present, open & receptive, and with a great willingness to learn. It is not a program suitable for beginning yoga students. It is intended for those with experience and ready for the next step of growth. It is a true gift to offer this sacred material to others, and an honor to receive. Each program is guaranteed to create massive change internally and externally, and will surely gift everlasting memories and inspiration for a healthy and happy mind and body, and a deeper connection and awareness in every day life.


You will be supported by a dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate team of teachers. Join us! We are honored and excited to share this experience with you!

 

 Gretchen Mills, Lead Teacher

Gretchen Mills, Lead Teacher

 Emily Hughes, Lead Teacher

Emily Hughes, Lead Teacher

 Erika Hawks, Supporting Teacher

Erika Hawks, Supporting Teacher

 Michelle Marcelino, Supporting Teacher

Michelle Marcelino, Supporting Teacher

 Debbi Quinn, Supporting Teacher

Debbi Quinn,
Supporting Teacher


If you have questions, ask away! And if you are ready to apply, let us know!

 

Name *
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Thai Yoga Bodywork for Relaxation
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Thai Yoga Bodywork for Relaxation

Gretchen will lead participants through a Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork sequence. This bodywork session is intended to relieve tension of the body and mind through and post this transitional time in our lives. There is no Thai Bodywork knowledge necessary for this session, just the openness to give and receive for peace. Bring a partner or come on your own. $10 pp.

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Yoga Benefit for Grimal Grove
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Yoga Benefit for Grimal Grove

RESOURCE YOGA with Céline Peccatte -- Donation Based
This class is offered in the spirit of self care and deep resourcing for the benefit of our community. All proceeds will go to Grimal Grove.

This 90 minute class begins with grounding through a slow flow of standing postures, then moves into an active and invigorating sequence to release stress, and concludes with restorative poses to rest and surrender to the caring space of your open body and heart.

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Thai Yoga Bodywork for Relaxation
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Thai Yoga Bodywork for Relaxation

Gretchen will lead participants through a Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork sequence. This bodywork session is intended to relieve tension of the body and mind through and post this transitional time in our lives. There is no Thai Bodywork knowledge necessary for this session, just the openness to give and receive for peace. Bring a partner or come on your own. $10 pp.

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Mantra, Meditation, and Malas...MMM!
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Mantra, Meditation, and Malas...MMM!

This summer take the time to BECOME aware of what you would like to manifest....set a new intention...and make yourself a new Mala to support you in that intention. Join us for a night of creative beading and inspiration, ending with a guided mantra meditation to bless, activate, and bring our own energy and intention to our Malas. Bring a friend and have fun!

$60-kit includes sacred sandalwood beads blessed by the Drepung Gomang Monks along with your choice of a wide variety of marker gemstones, tassels and hanging amulets, scent lockets and charms.

* Must reserve spot in advance so that we are prepared with materials.

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Chakra Awakening- with Essences, Oils & Stones
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Chakra Awakening- with Essences, Oils & Stones

In this workshop we will delve into 7 major chakra points, individual characteristics, the importance of keeping each open and healthy, effective ways to balance & enhance each center, as well as our aura and the importance of ritual in our daily lives. Discover how different essential oils resonate with the aspects of a specific chakra, enhancing our daily lives for harmonic balance and self development.

We will close with application of chakra oils, personal color visualization and a grounding meditation to remove blockages, cut chords, balance the aura, and strengthen the aura shield.

$45

Approves by the Florida Massage Board, NCBTMB, & Yoga Alliance.

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The Elements of Asana (postures) - 2 Part Yoga Workshop with Gretchen Mills
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Elements of Asana (postures) - 2 Part Yoga Workshop with Gretchen Mills

Let's start from scratch! In this workshop we'll slow the pace down and focus on the fundamentals of alignment and breath. We'll go over how props can be used to create greater ease in a yoga posture. We'll learn how to connect the movement of the breath with the body to create a clear, smooth, conscious connection and practice. This is a nice opportunity to ask questions and to work through any insecurities that may come up in a class setting or within your own body and experience. This class will mainly be focused on our asana (physical posture) practice but some philosophy and history will be incorporated.

This workshop is for ALL levels of practitioners

This is a 2-part workshop for 2 consecutive Wednesdays: August 2nd & August 9th

One single class: $30

Both classes: $50

To attend, please send an email here with your first and last name and your experience with yoga: keywestyogasanctuary@gmail.com

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Sound Session with Tea Roman
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Session with Tea Roman

I am so sorry everyone! Tea has had transportation issues today coming from Miami and is not going to be able to offer the session. I hope you all enjoy your evening and again I apologize for this. I hope we can offer more of these in the future.

 

 

 

This session is for all levels from complete beginners to those with an advanced practice. The series is composed of 13 asana which are held in a yin/restorative fashion. During this series each person receives individual attention and interaction with the meditation bowls. It is encouraged to enjoy this session with your eyes closed to increase focus on the sounds offered. After the session of postures a guided sound meditation will begin within savasana. Come treat yourself to a deep meditation led by traditional techniques and instruments.

$25

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Apr
21
to Apr 30

Teacher Training and Meditation Module in India!

Inner Sanctum Yoga PRESENTS

A 500-Hour Teacher Training Meditation Module in INDIA

 

April 21-30

$1305

* Tuition includes the teachings and workshops only. 

* All accommodations and flights are separate. 

 

4 days in Rishikesh (4/21-4/25)

Rishikesh is a beautiful holy city nestled between the Ganga River and the Himalayan mountains. For 4.5 days our daily schedule will include 3 hours of meditation, 2 hours of asana practice, and 4 hours of yoga philosophy lectures and workshops.

2.5 days in Varanasi (4/26-27)

Varanasi is India's oldest holy city. For 2 days we will meditate and practice yoga asana on the banks of the Ganges and practice meditation-in-action as we explore the cities sacred temples. Daily schedule includes 2 hour morning asana practice and 1-2 hour satsang every afternoon or evening.

2.5 days in Bodhgaya (4/28-30)

Bodhgaya is the home of the famous Bodhi Tree, the site of Gautama Buddha's enlightenment. For two days we will meditate for a total of 9 hours underneath this tree. Daily schedule includes 2 hour morning asana practice and 1-2 hour satsang every evening.

Additional information can be found at www.inner-sanctum-yoga.com or by calling the Key West Yoga Sanctuary 305-587-9199

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Flavia Krishna and Gershone present Kirtan and Sacred Songs
Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

Flavia Krishna and Gershone present Kirtan and Sacred Songs

“Kirtan is a means of finding our way back to the core of our Being, to our heart, and to our connection with each other.” - Ragani

This chanting and singing duo spreads their message using sacred songs and mantras in many different languages. 

A gentle yoga class led by Gretchen and accompanied with live music by Flavia and Gershone will begin at 5 pm. Kirtan will follow at 6:15. Come for one or both! While on tour in Florida, Flavia Krishna and Gershone will be in Key West for one night followed by another performance at Grimal Grove in Big Pine and Island Yoga in Marathon.

 

 

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Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Embody Love: A free workshop for teen girls

Teen girls aged 12-18 are invited to participate in a free, transformational workshop that will take them on a journey toward self-acceptance on Saturday, February 4 from 10am – 1pm at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center on 1130 Duval Street.  Facilitated by Deborah Lippi, Ph.D., “Embody Love,” will gently guide teens in setting new goals to change the way they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others about their body image and beauty. 

 

"Imagine a world full of inspired, strong, empowered girls and women, each embracing their self-worth and that of one another, without limits or conditions,” says Lippi, founder of The Green Pineapple Wellness Center and Embody Love facilitator.  “This is why what we’re after.”

 

Self-worth and body acceptance are national issues that start as young as six years old. According to 2016 statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, more than 53% of teen girls feel they should be on a diet or already are, and more than 42% of girls in 1st through 3rd grade want to be thinner.  Embody Love is an international movement created to help shift this, offering opportunities that challenge and transform limiting self-beliefs and strengthen resources to help maintain healthy relationships women and girls have with their bodies and the world.

 

“Teens will be given the opportunity to see themselves and their peers through new lenses, ones that do not condition love based on external appearance or limit worthiness to a particular waist size,” says Lippi.

 

Lippi, a former counselor for over a decade at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea School, completed her “Embody Love” facilitator training in England last summer with women “of all ages and stages” from all over the world.  Her desire to make a positive difference in what it means to be a woman today while helping change the future for girls is a driving force behind her commitment to wellness at her center, which is comprised of an organic café, life coaching facility with certified coaches, boutique, and yoga studio. 

 

The interactive workshop exercises include dismantling the “beauty myth” found in the media, an exploration of tools that help change the conversation from criticism to kindness, ways of seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out, and a yoga practice that will lead teens into body acceptance and allow them to let go of comparisons and ideals about the way they look.

 

“Let’s create a conversation that moves away from "I'm so fat", "I'm too thin", and "I don't look good enough" to "I have purpose" and “I am worthy of love and respect", and "I have so much to offer," she says.

 

The workshop will conclude with a tea party for the participants at The Green Pineapple Organic Cafe. Though the workshop is free to all participants, donations are appreciated to help promote future workshops. Reserve your limited spot now. For more information, call305.509.7378 or visit Greenpineapplewellness.com.

Embody Love
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Cacao Ceremony w/ Rich D'Amaru
Jan
6
5:15 PM17:15

Cacao Ceremony w/ Rich D'Amaru

The Cacao Spirit has long been overlooked as one of the most potent facilitators for deep inner reflection. Those who use Cacao as a guide for their spiritual exploration work, often find it to be an unexpectedly profound teacher, while allowing for a gentle experience as well. Cacao brings you to the door of your consciousness and light body, but allows you to choose the depth in which you want to work. You may take your experience as far as you are ready for. "Heart Opening" is easily the most common phrase participants use to describe their initiation into the spirit of Cacao.   To learn more and sign up please click here. 

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Yoga Nidra Workshop
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga Nidra Workshop

The hardest part is just showing up!  Once you arrive you will move gently, just enough to get any kinks out of your body.  Then you will rest, completely supported by bolsters and blankets.  There, you will allow Kalyani’s soothing voice to lead you deeper and deeper within.  You will peel away the layers of stress and tension stored in your mind and your body until we arrive at the peaceful stillness within.      

Yoga Nidra or “Yogic sleep” is extremely healing on all levels.  It is a wonderful practice that guides the mind and body into total relaxation where you can access a deeper level of inner awareness.  Here you will release unwanted habits, tensions and self-limiting beliefs.  You will increase your body’s capacity for self-healing and awaken to your greatest inner potential.  


NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Space is limited, Reserve your spot today!

cost: $35

 

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Wall Yoga with Carl
Nov
13
1:30 PM13:30

Wall Yoga with Carl

Based on the Purna Yoga Spinal Rejuvenation Series, this class will promote spinal health by un-doing the stressors that day-to-day life inflicts on the spine through repetitive movement, tension or inactivity.

This workshop will accommodate ten participants. Register online before November 6th for the early bird price at $40. Regular price is $45.

About the instructor: Carl Ferrette is a certified Purna Yoga Instructor at the 500 hour level studying under the Master Teacher Aadil Parkhivala, one of the designers of the Yoga Wall. Carl has had extensive direct instruction from Aadil both in general and therapeutic applications of the system.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

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Kids Yoga & Dream Catcher Workshop
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Kids Yoga & Dream Catcher Workshop

 

Dream Catchers are a fascinating Native American tradition - the Dream Catcher was intended to protect the individual from negative dreams while letting positive dreams through.

Join us as we explore the history and legend of the Dream Catcher - through yoga, storytelling and crafts.

Each child will make their very own Dream Catcher to take home. $25 includes all supplies. Discounts for siblings. Please RSVP to reserve your child's spot.

Laughter and joy free of charge. 

 

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The AcroDude Arrives
Sep
3
to Sep 4

The AcroDude Arrives

4 Sessions Total***September 3 & 4***

September 3rd:

Session 1: POPS! 1:30-4:00 pm

Session 2: WHIPS! 6:00-8:30 pm

September 4th:

Session 3: STANDING ACRO/ACRO DANCE! 12:00-2:30 pm

Session 4: ACROPEUTICS! 5:00-7:30 pm

$30 each or do them all for only $100!!



 

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Yoga Workshop Series
Jul
16
to Jul 23

Yoga Workshop Series

with Jennilee Toner, Gretchen Mills, 

Rich D’Amaru, & Jane Ciepiela

$40 per workshop

 

Saturday, July 16th: 

1-3:00 pm

Intelligence of the Vinyasa Bell Curve

With Jennilee Toner

Explore the intelligence of the Vinyasa Bell Curve Formula and the reasons why the human body loves it so much. Lecture & Practice. 

 

7-9:00 pm

Inner Form: Working From the Ground Up

with Gretchen Mills

Explore the Apana & Prana Patterns and their relationship to the bandhas and the positioning of the body. Work from the ground up to stabilize and strengthen foundation to support these patterns of breath and energy. By creating subtle but powerful shifts physically and energetically we greatly shift the mental body and create an overall balance of stability and ease. Lecture & Practice.

 

Sunday, July 17th:

2-5:00 pm

Yoga Anatomy: From the Axis to the Periphery Back Again

With Jennilee Toner

This is a fun, inter-active anatomical exploration of your human body from bone to skin and then back again. Lecture & Practice.

 

Monday, July 18th

10:30-1:30

Promoting Longevity in Vinyasa Yoga: Embodying & Teaching the 5 Step Process

with Jennilee Toner

Learn, embody, and possibly teach others her pivotal 5 Step Process for Longevity (both on and off the yoga mat). Lecture & Practice.

 

2:30-5:00 pm

Journeying Through the Koshas

with Gretchen Mills

We’ll go over a short introduction to the koshas followed by 5 specific meditations aimed at experiencing and embodying each of these layers of self individually. Learn the specific yogic practices that will help balance and strengthen the koshas accordingly. Finally, we’ll close with a discussion about how this understanding of the koshas can strengthen our teaching and our ability to support students on their journey to awakening.

 

Tuesday, July 19th

10:30-1:30

Yin & Yang Approach to Teaching

with Gretchen Mills & Rich D’Amaru

On a subtle level we will explore our approach to our bodies and to our practices mentally and mindfully. Learning to nurture our selves fully by attending to our bodies accordingly, we’ll look at knowledge verse wisdom, and activation verse surrender. Through our own experiences we’ll consider how these observations can shift and strengthen teaching and guiding students within their own bodies.

 

7-9:00 pm

Thinking Outside of the Yoga Box (Alternative Tools & Techniques)

With Jennilee Toner

Think outside the yoga tool box! Jennilee will introduce a myriad of on and off the mat ways to transform your yoga practice and take it to the next level! Lecture & Practice.

 

Wednesday, July 20th

10:30-1:30

Chakras & Envision Yoga

With Jennilee Toner

Join Jennilee in an informative 30 minute exploration into the world of Chakras, a 15 minute discussion of NLP (Neuroi Linguistic Programming), a 30 minute affirmation writing time and then a fabulous and fun 90 minute ENVISION YOGA practice incorporating Chakras, NLP, Kundalini, and

Hatha Yoga. Lecture & Practice.

 

2:30-5:00 pm

Yoga Anatomy: Welcome to Your Organs & Your Fascia

With Jennilee Toner & Amy Adams

Explore your internal organs and the fascia that weaves, surrounds, and supports them (As well as everything else in the human body!) Lecture & Gentle Practice.

 

7-9:00 pm

Finding Your Authentic Voice: Toning & Chanting

With Jennilee Toner & Jane Ciepiela

Join these two beauties in the transforming practice of Vocal Toning! Tonight you will journey within to find your authentic voice. Lecture & Chanting.

 

Thursday, July 21st

10:30-1:30

Using Core Strength as a Path to Devotion & Discipline

With Rich D’Amaru

A strong core, and the devotion needed to achieve one, supports both our physical and energetic foundation. We will learn how a discipled approach to strengthening allows for a deeper exploration of our energetic pathways during asana along with several sequences and movements to integrate into our yoga flow. 

 

Friday, July 22nd

10:30-1:30

Creative, Intelligent and Advanced Sequences & Transitions

Advanced Assisting Arts: Seated, Standing & Reclining (*open to teachers only)

Yoga Teachers: Join Jennilee Toner and learn safe, fun and interesting new ways to teach and practice vinyasa yoga. Also, practice safe, fun and effective ways to assist your students. There will be room for discussion and collaboration in this 3 hour workshop. Lecture & Practice.

 

6:30-9:00 pm

Yoga & the Luminous Body

With Rich D’Amaru

Our perception of reality is "colored" by the filter of our luminous field, the body of light that surrounds us and houses the samskaras (impressions) our experiences have left upon us. Through an understanding of the meridians, the energetic rivers of light that run through our body, we will learn how yoga heals the emotional body and be given tools to ensure a clear and compassionate view through which to govern our lives. 

 

Saturday, July 23rd

1-3:00 pm

Teaching Inversions Safely and Effectively for All Levels (*open to teachers only)

With Gretchen Mills & Rich D’Amaru

We’ll learn to bridge the gap between our students’ blissfulasana practices and their perhaps, fearful inversion (asana) practices. This will be a very thorough journey through preparation leading up to the inversions, as well as creating the strong, safe and connected foundation, followed by variations and modifications, and finally awareness within the pose. This will be fun!

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Aromatherapy Workshop: "Eat, Smell, Play"
Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

Aromatherapy Workshop: "Eat, Smell, Play"

Eat, smell, and play with pure essential oils. Join us for this fun, hands on, mini workshop and discover the powerful, fragrant, & healing secrets of Mother Nature's Pharmacy. Oils can; reduce inflammation, kill mold, bacteria, viruses, and infections, relieve acne, rashes and sunburn, reduce pain and headaches, increase energy and alertness, reduce fat and toxins in the body, improve digestion, and increase oxygen to the cells, balance hormones and moods, and reduce stress and anxiety. The list is phenomenal and goes on!

There will be aromatic chocolates, snacks, and handouts. This workshop is a precursor to Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification. 

Fee: $30

Guided by Debbi of Blue Moon Herbals. 

 

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Key West Acro Day
Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Key West Acro Day

Join Megan & Rob for a journey into flight, flows and new heights. We will be sharing more of the acrobatic side of AcroYoga in a safe and playful environment. These two sessions will expand your AcroYoga practice and have you accomplishing things you thought not possible. With trust, communication and the support from your growing Acro community you will experience the tools and progressions to new fluid flow, spins and your practice to the next level. No partner is necessary. Come ready to be challenged and ready to succeed.

Saturday June 11th

Session 1: Free Flow Flying- 9am-11am

Lunch Break

Session 2: Two High Inversions- 1pm-4pm

Save and Pre-Register for the full day: $70

Procrastinate Till Day of: $40 per session 

 

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Ashtanga Yoga Demystified
May
13
to May 15

Ashtanga Yoga Demystified

$150 Whole Course, $40 Per Individual Session

Please call to register as there are a limited number of spaces.

Over the weekend we will explore this system safely and intelligently in a linear fashion, while dispelling many of the misconceptions associated with it. Join Key West native, Miami-based Ashtanga Yoga teacher Patrick Nolan for a comprehensive introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Sri K.Pattabhi Jois. The course will include safety and modification of asanas when necessary, led class versus "Mysore-style" self practice, and aspects of yoga beyond asana practice. 

Friday 5-7:00 pm: Foundations. In this workshop we will break down and learn Sun Salutations and standing postures, concluding with chanting and Q&A.

Saturday 7:30-9:15 am: Guided Half Primary.

Saturday 2-4:00 pm: Guided Half Primary (the second half). In this workshop we will explore the trickier postures of the primary series, explaining their function and how to modify them.

Sunday 7:30-9:30 am. Mysore style Self Practice. The practice in its optimal form, done from memory (to the best of one's ability, no need to freak out) and in silence.

Sunday 2-4:00 pm: Asana Masterclass. This will be just like the performing arts masterclass, in which each student will get to work in-depth on the asana of choice with the rest of the students as an audience. This will be a chance to work, and hopefully achieve a breakthrough, on any elusive or extra tricky asana.  

 

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Finding Inner Refuge: Meditation Class
May
7
2:30 PM14:30

Finding Inner Refuge: Meditation Class

Establishing inner refuge in our mind is the foundation for experiencing freedom and joy now and into the future. In this talk, Gen Demo will explain the deeply enriching practice of going for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the means by where we enter in Buddhist practice. 

$10

Also join us Friday night, May 6th, for a free public talk and prayer.

"Prayers for Protection"

The Heart Jewel Practice lies at the very core of this tradition of Buddhism, and is the best way to develop your practice. If you are trying to improve your good qualities and if you are trying o reduce your negative- this practice is the most effective way to receive all the help you need to make swift progress. 

6-7:00 pm

 

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Elements in Motion
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Elements in Motion

EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER, AS A VINYASA YOGA PRACTICE

Let us explore how the elements are expressed within the human form and through language of asana. During this all levels practice, Diana and Jessica will guide you through a full spectrum vinyasa and meditation journey that will challenge your body and calm your mind. We will share dialogue around Ayurveda, the natural world and the chakras. Balance the elements within the framework of the body in this healing and intuitive workshop.

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