Semi Private Ashtanga Workshop with Manju Jois
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Semi Private Ashtanga Workshop with Manju Jois

Semi Private Ashtanga Workshop with Manju Jois
Manju Jois, Ashtanga Yoga guru of Mysore, South India, is the oldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on Ashtanga Yoga. Manju was born on November 16th, 1944. At the young age of 7, Manju was awakened early each day by his father to begin lessons that would forever change the course of his life and the lives of those who would study with him in the years to come. He began his teaching career at the age of 15 with his father and has taught ever since.

Manju considers it a great honor to be the son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. “He is my father and my teacher. I am grateful for both my mother and my father.” Manju’s mother, Savatri Jois, (Sathu to her family) was a beloved wife, loving mother and an expert in Indian cuisine. Sadly, she passed away in 1997. Manju is devoted to his wife Nancy and their young daughter Sathu, named after her paternal Grandmother, who was born in 2002. Sathu is a multi-talented, beautiful girl, who continues to bless the Jois family beyond measure.

Manju has taught the true Mysore Ashtanga method for over 47 years. Spanning 22 countries and 21 states in the US, Manju’s world Ashtanga teaching tour is ever expanding. Manju is grateful to Gary Herlich and all of the other people who helped Manju to stay in US when he first started teaching in America.

He offers Ashtanga weekend workshops, teacher trainings and intensive week-long classes. He incorporates pranayama and vedic chantings in his classes, which go very well with Ashtanga yoga practice. Manju’s intention is to teach in the way of the Ancient tradition and bring the many benefits of Ashtanga yoga to his students.

He hopes to bring “better concentration and understanding” of Astanga Yoga to his students in a world full of distractions. Manju’s dedication to his life of teaching and practicing yoga has brought the benefits of the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga Manju to many students throughout the world, as he guides each to “Unite with Yourself.”

Please join us in welcoming Manju to My Yoga Spirit for the first time. 

The 3 day schedule: 

Day 1:
8-9:30am led Primary series
10-11am Pranayama & Chanting
11am-12pm Q&A

Day 2:
8-9:30am Mysore
10-11am Pranayama & Chanting
11am-12pm Q&A

Day 3:
8-9:30am Mysore
10-11am Pranayama & Chanting
11am-12pm Q&A

Indivudal classes are $100 per day or book all 3 days for $280. 
There are only 16 spots so do not hesitate to reserve your spot now!

No refunds are available for no shows or cancellations. However, we will happily offer you an account credit to the studio.

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Beyond The Mat with Lisa Asha Rapp
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond The Mat with Lisa Asha Rapp

When I first stepped on my yoga mat I never dreamed that I would be asking myself some of life's most important questions. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? And what am I supposed to be doing? All of what I learned on my yoga mat helped me to answer these questions in life and I was able to pursue them without fear, with focus, enthusiasm, and courage. Through lecture and asana let's spend some time together working through some of these mystical moments.

$30 is the drop in rate for this class. Please register quickly to save your spot!

***No refunds are available for no shows or cancellations.***

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I Am Enough-3 Day Workshop
May
5
to May 7

I Am Enough-3 Day Workshop

Come join us for a weekend of investing in yourself! The practice of extending love and acceptance to ourselves is often last on the to-do list. Take this time just for you!

 

We'll explore the concept of "I am Enough" and radical self-acceptance! Empowering yourself to embrace your whole self, we'll take a bold journey together of asana practice, meditation, journaling, and self-nourishment during this three-day workshop. You, just as you are today, are enough! Come join us in this three-day workshop and enable yourself you to take this brave approach to life, yoga, and self-care.

 

Friday 5:30-7:30 Yin Practice with Vanessa Fleming

Take some moments to settle into the energy that abounds within you. Find grounded settlement as we explore the depths of fluidity of energy, transformation of practice into action through stillness and awareness.

 

Saturday 10:30-1:30pm - Flow practice with Bridget Murray - Grounding down to rise up--

We'll take time to reflect on healthy ways to "spring clean" and simplify our lives. By acknowledging what we need, our practice can develop from a place of strength and grace. Once grounded, we'll find the courage to fly! This three-hour session will include an all-levels flow practice with inversions, breathwork, meditation, and a discussion of simplifying our eating habits to focus on nourishment.

 

Sunday 11am-1pm Flow practice - Intuition and Grace

How does your practice influence you on a day-to-day basis? What lessons are awaiting you on your mat? Challenges both on and off the mat can benefit from a new take - You are Enough! This two-hour session will include breathwork, meditation, journaling, and an all-levels practice. What is the best expression of YOUR practice?

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Pricing 40, 40, 40 for $120 total
Discount to register for all 3 - $95

No refunds are available for no shows or cancellations. However, we will happily offer you an account credit to the studio.

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Primary Series, Pranayama & The Yoga Sutras
Nov
13
12:00 PM12:00

Primary Series, Pranayama & The Yoga Sutras

Michelle Dorer is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in the Outer Banks which opened in September 2005.  She is a long term student of Tim Miller and has completed his First Series, Second Series, and Third Series Teacher Trainings.  Michelle had the opportunity to practice with Pattabhi Jois at the tale end of his life and has also studied Ashtanga Yoga with David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Dena Kinsberg, David Garrigues, Sharath Rangaswamy, and Eddie Stern, has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga daily uninterrupted for twelve years, is currently learning the Fourth Series from Tim, has attended several workshops on various areas of spirituality such as meditation, chanting, astrology, ayurveda, studies of sacred texts, and has a love for lore, dancing, and gathering around Fire.  She has a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia.

Intro to Ashtanga
Day 1
  Discuss yoga philosophy, lineage, and methodology. Light asana to follow.

Day 2. 
  Led Primary Series, Pranayama, and Yoga Sutras -  Traditional counted led primary series followed by a short practice in pranayma and chanting and discussion of the Yoga Sutras.
Both classes will be two hours beginning at noon each day.

$35 investment per day
$50 investment for both days

 

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Intro to Ashtanga with Michelle Dorer
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Ashtanga with Michelle Dorer

Michelle Dorer is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in the Outer Banks which opened in September 2005.  She is a long term student of Tim Miller and has completed his First Series, Second Series, and Third Series Teacher Trainings.  Michelle had the opportunity to practice with Pattabhi Jois at the tale end of his life and has also studied Ashtanga Yoga with David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Dena Kinsberg, David Garrigues, Sharath Rangaswamy, and Eddie Stern, has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga daily uninterrupted for twelve years, is currently learning the Fourth Series from Tim, has attended several workshops on various areas of spirituality such as meditation, chanting, astrology, ayurveda, studies of sacred texts, and has a love for lore, dancing, and gathering around Fire.  She has a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia.

Intro to Ashtanga
Day 1
  Discuss yoga philosophy, lineage, and methodology. Light asana to follow.

Day 2. 
  Led Primary Series, Pranayama, and Yoga Sutras -  Traditional counted led primary series followed by a short practice in pranayma and chanting and discussion of the Yoga Sutras.
Both classes will be two hours beginning at noon each day.

$35 investment per day
$50 investment for both days

Click here to reserve your spot! 

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July is Bring a Friend to Yoga Month!
Jul
4
to Jul 31

July is Bring a Friend to Yoga Month!

Do you have a friend that REALLY NEEDS YOGA in their life?  Maybe you've always wanted to bring a friend or maybe you know you will find more accountability if you bring a buddy with you. For the month of July we are offering a 10 session pass you can share with a friend.

Click HERE to sign up today.

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Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

TriYoga Workshop with Mckenzie

TriYoga Workshop with McKenzie ~ Water Flow ~ Free the Spine This class emphasizes wavelike spinal movements that increase strength, flexibility and energy in thespine as well as the chest, abdomen, shoulders, arms and hands. Level 1 options of this series will be taught as well as modifications. TriYoga Flows (Prasara), a complete hatha yoga method,is the union of posture, breath and focus - or asana, pranayama and mudra. "Through applying the principles of yogaflow, one begins to feel the life-flow. Extension in all directions expands awareness. Relaxation-in-action allows one to maintain balance. Rhythm of body and breath tunes one to the inner dance. Economy of movement cultivates having only thoughts that are needed. Wavelike movements remind us to remain at peace within the pair of opposites."- Yogini Kaliji

 

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Yoga Rookies: Back to Basics
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Yoga Rookies: Back to Basics

This is a class for beginners or any yogi who would like to start over with the basics.

Learn yoga postures step-by-step in a fun, safe, comfortable environment among friends. We'll also touch on breath work, yoga studio ettiquitte, and the spiritual underpinnings of yoga.

We have mats. We have a lovely studio. All you need are comfy clothes and an open mind.

$60 for a 6 week session.
Classes meet every Wednesday at 8pm.
Class size limited to 15 spots, and will fill in quick!

Taught by Mckenzie Oast and Megan Glover, both 500-hour-certified teachers and your new best pals.

 

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Intro to Ashtanga with Artis
Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Ashtanga with Artis

Intro to Ashtanga

March 27th 3:30-5:30
Lets welcome Artis back from his sabbatical in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For the passed month he has been the guardian of a wonderful studio, the Ashtanga Yoga Center OBX.

(Side note, any folks that have planned vacations in the Outer Banks this summer should take a class there. It is a fantastic studio. www.ashtangayogaobx.com)

Artis is bringing back his experience of being totally immersed in the day to day life and operations of a traditional Ashtanga Yoga Studio. He is ready to share all that he has learned with all of you! So do not miss it! 

This will be an introduction to the first half of the primary series of Ashtanga. He will host a discussion on Ashtanga theory and asana.  
$25 investment

 

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“Growing the Lotus” - A practice through movement and stillness
Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

“Growing the Lotus” - A practice through movement and stillness

“Growing the Lotus” - A practice through movement and stillness with Vanessa Fleming.

A practice designed to explore the subtle body as we move through the chakras. A discovery of reflection of the deep postures and quiet stillness. A play between movement and meditation, we will move from the muladara (base) to the sahasrara (crown), with philosophical discussion and infusion around each element. Here is an opportunity to bear witness to all things...emotion, strength, ease and difficulty, awareness and presence. We will explore the physical movement and how it relates to meditation, and we will see how the seated moments can grow the asanas. A healthy combination of yin and yang, this practice is created to welcome all levels. Whether you’re brand new to asana, meditation or both, or you have a deep practice in both, there is something there for you. Options and variations offered for all elements of the full practice.

Length: 2.5 hours
Cost: $20

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Vinyasa Flow with Darby
Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

Vinyasa Flow with Darby

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The purpose of Vinyasa practice is to link breath to movement and create awareness in each movement and transition. In this class, we will be moving with the breath to open the body mindfully. We will begin with warming the body by linking the inhales and exhales using simple stretches, incorporating variations on the Sun Salutation sequence. Through the main and most challenging part of the practice we will hold some of the postures for several breaths as we work on alignment, endurance, and flexibility. We close with easy reclined, restorative postures and deep relaxation. This class incorporates elements of the traditional Astanga series and the Jivamukti method. Everyone is welcome to join this practice. You will be challenged but your efforts will be rewarded with a whole mess of love at the end.

 

No refunds are available for no shows or cancellations. However, we will happily offer you an account credit to the studio.

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Open Jivamukti with Lady Ruth
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Open Jivamukti with Lady Ruth

Open Jivamukti with Lady Ruth

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A slow challenging and safe vinyasa class with an emphasis on alignment, proper breathing, developing concentration all in a spirit of calm and kindness while letting go of anxiety. Time for yoga philosophy, meditation and chanting. Open to all levels.

 

No refunds are available for no shows or cancellations. However, we will happily offer you an account credit to the studio.

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The Yamas & Niyamas with Lady Ruth Lauer-Maneti
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Yamas & Niyamas with Lady Ruth Lauer-Maneti

The Yamas & Niyamas

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Participating in the world gracefully can be challenging. The yoga philosophy offers guidelines so that we can respond to the needs of others and ourselves in a way that brings spiritual fulfillment while releasing us from anxiety. These guidelines are found in the Yoga Sutra of Maharishi Patanjali and will be the focus of this lecture. Appropriate for all levels.

 

No refunds are available for no shows or cancellations. However, we will happily offer you an account credit to the studio.  

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TriYoga Trinity Practice ~ Asana, Pranayama, Meditation  with Gabrielle Gerard-Jenks
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

TriYoga Trinity Practice ~ Asana, Pranayama, Meditation with Gabrielle Gerard-Jenks

“Through applying the principles of yogaflow, one begins to feel the life-flow. Extension in all directions expands awareness. Relaxation-in-action allows one to maintain balance. Rhythm of body and breath tunes one to the inner dance. Economy of movement cultivates having only thoughts that are needed. Wavelike movements remind us to remain at peace within the pair of opposites.”    Yogini Kaliji

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