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The Yoga Connection

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3929 East Pima Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
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July 2014
$20

Chakra Balancing Yoga

July 26 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Learn the basics of subtle anatomy—chakras, energy and the channels through which it flows. The greater benefits of yoga on a physical mental and spiritual levels are based on moving this energy. Then take what you have learned in an asana class. Use breath, imagery and affirmation for a complete experience.

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$20

Sanskrit Essentials for Yogis: Asana names and the stories behind them

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sanskrit is the sacred Indian language that frames much yoga theory and practice. Some grasp of its basics is invaluable for any yoga student or teacher. It can connect us with yoga’s roots and add depth to our practice. In this workshop we’ll explore the Sanskrit names of familiar yoga postures (asanas). We’ll look at how they are constructed and pronounced, and we’ll delve into some of the stories behind the names. Finally, we’ll play with the Sanskrit words and…

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$20

Asana Exploration – Each Pose, a Doorway to Samadhi

July 26 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

With this class, I invite you to explore how your yoga practice can begin to evolve into a meditation – each posture holding you present like a Mantra, each sensation bringing you into spacious awareness, each pose a doorway to Samadhi. This class will incorporate the use of Mantra, Mudras and Meditative techniques with asana we delve a little deeper into our own yogic practice.

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$20

Intro to Yoga Therapy

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Yoga Therapy is utilizing yoga techniques to focus on specific health needs (mind-body-spirit) or goals of an individual. This workshop is a brief overview of the field of Yoga Therapy including some of its uses and benefits. There will be an experiential portion that focuses on postural assessment which will assist yoga teachers to quickly evaluate student’s postural strengths and imbalances.

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$20

Restorative Yoga with Julie Williams, E-RYT 500

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Rest, relax & renew with restorative yoga. Learn more about this gentle yet dynamic form of yoga. Postures are practiced with the support of props, to let the body stretch and open on its own, allowing for greater circulation of blood, oxygen and energy.

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$20

Hidden Language of Asana

July 27 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

The Hidden Language is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha Yoga that includes writing, visualization, meditation and asana. Hidden Language reveals the profound interconnections of body, mind, speech and spirit. As you stretch your body, you can open your mind and expand your awareness of the sacred in yourself and in the world. Open to all levels of practice.   Please bring a journal or notebook, pens, pencils and crayons will be provided!

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August 2014
$20 ($25 after 7/29)

Yoga for Migraines & Headaches

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

While yoga poses offer many therapeutic benefits, doing the wrong practice can trigger an episode or aggravate an existing one, rather than provide relief. Yoga for Headaches & Migraines is specifically designed to help you cope with headaches and migraines. Through breath awareness, meditation, and yoga practices, this workshop will take you on a path from feeling frustrated and trapped to finding freedom and making peace with your migraines. Join us for a natural way to help relieve and minimize…

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$20 ($25 after 7/29)

Yoga for Migranes and Headaches

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

While yoga poses offer many therapeutic benefits, doing the wrong practice can trigger an episode or aggravate an existing one, rather than provide relief. Yoga for Headaches & Migraines is specifically designed to help you cope with headaches and migraines. Through breath awareness, meditation, and yoga practices, this workshop will take you on a path from feeling frustrated and trapped to finding freedom and making peace with your migraines. Join us for a natural way to help relieve and minimize…

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$20 ($25 after 7/30)

Restorative Yoga with Mudras

August 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Restorative yoga is beneficial to all of us living busy, complicated lives. But, it is especially beneficial for the times before, during, and after major life events. Like starting a new year! By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance and calm.This workshop will open a world of meditative calm and ease through mudras, pranayama, and restorative yoga. Students will gain more insight into where your body, mind and spirit can…

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$20 ($25 after 7/30)

Restorative Yoga with Mudras

August 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Restorative yoga is beneficial to all of us living busy, complicated lives. But, it is especially beneficial for the times before, during, and after major life events. Like starting a new year! By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance and calm.This workshop will open a world of meditative calm and ease through mudras, pranayama, and restorative yoga. Students will gain more insight into where your body, mind and spirit can…

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$25 ($30 after 8/5)

YOGA: The Ultimate Tool for Stress Management

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“Optimal health already exists within us. Healing is the process of remembering our innate wholeness.” ~J. LePage, Integrative Yoga Therapist This module will provide a didactic, comprehensive overview of the physiology and scope of stress in our lives today, the common health effects of living in sympathetic dominance, and how we can use our service as yoga teachers along with the yoga tradition’s wisdom to assist ourselves and others in the process of a more optimal health paradigm. The second…

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$25 ($30 after 8/5)

YOGA: The Ultimate Tool for Stress Management

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This module will provide a didactic, comprehensive overview of the physiology and scope of stress in our lives today, the common health effects of living in sympathetic dominance, and how we can use our service as yoga teachers along with the yoga tradition’s wisdom to assist ourselves and others in the process of a more optimal health paradigm. The second half will provide information on yoga tools for rest, repose, relaxation, restoration, repair and will include planning and organizing classes…

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$25 ($30 after 8/6)

Sanskrit I with Anthony Tribe, PhD, RYT 200

August 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sanskrit has been called the “language of enlightenment” and is said to be transmitted to humans from the gods. As a yoga teacher you may use Sanskrit only to “Name that Posture”! This class will give you much more. Develop confidence and comfort with the pronunciation of Sanskrit, especially yoga posture names and yoga related terminology. Begin to understand its structure so you can look at a word written in the Roman alphabet and be able to read it.

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Single: $25 ($30 after 8/6) - Full Series: $70 ($85 after 8/6)

Sanskrit I

August 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sanskrit has been called the “language of enlightenment” and is said to be transmitted to humans from the gods. As a yoga teacher you may use Sanskrit only to “Name that Posture”! This class will give you much more. Develop confidence and comfort with the pronunciation of Sanskrit, especially yoga posture names and yoga related terminology. Begin to understand its structure so you can look at a word written in the Roman alphabet and be able to read it. This…

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$30 ($35 after 8/6)

Intro to Ayurveda with Kathleen Kennedy, CAS, RYT 500

August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system of India, often called the mother of all healing. Originating over 5000 years ago in India, Ayurveda is based on understanding the balances of nature and how they apply to our daily lives. Ayurveda centers on diet and lifestyle as the keys to optimal health with established healthy routines. As a sister science to yoga, Ayurveda is considered the healing side of yoga. Learn your unique constitution or dosha, along with self-care practices,…

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$12 drop-in or class card

Intro to Meditation

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Meditation helps us to bring greater balance and peace into our lives. Learn meditation practices, mindfulness exercises and how to incorporate them into your daily life. Learn how to relax and balance mind and body, gaining more energy and vitality for greater health, happiness and spiritual growth. This course is designed for beginners and those who may have fallen off their meditation practice.

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$25 ($30 after 8/19)

Sanskrit II with Anthony Tribe, PhD, RYT 200

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Build upon what you learned in Sanskrit I (workshop held on 8/10/14). Sanskrit has been called the “language of enlightenment” and is said to be transmitted to humans from the gods. As a yoga teacher you may use Sanskrit only to “Name that Posture”! This class will give you much more. Develop confidence and comfort with the pronunciation of Sanskrit, especially yoga posture names and yoga related terminology. Begin to understand its structure so you can look at a word…

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Cost: $25 ($30 after 8/20)

Sanskrit III with Anthony Tribe, PhD, RYT 200

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Build upon what you learned in Sanskrit I & II (previous workshops 8/10 and 8/23) Sanskrit has been called the “language of enlightenment” and is said to be transmitted to humans from the gods. As a yoga teacher you may use Sanskrit only to “Name that Posture”! This class will give you much more. Develop confidence and comfort with the pronunciation of Sanskrit, especially yoga posture names and yoga related terminology. Begin to understand its structure so you can look…

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ndividual Workshop: $20 3 workshops: $54 6 workshops: $108

Yoga Sanctuary with Priscilla Potter, E-RYT 500 (Swami Maha-Tarananda)

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Deepen your practice… Using meditation, affirmation, mudra and mantra, return to a place of balance and harmony. Refill your well from the Source so that those who come to you for insight, information, and help might be succored. Part of Women’s Weekend – join us for one workshop, for the day or for the weekend!    

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$20

Yoga for the Menopause Years

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Midlife is a time of transition and metamorphosis. Yoga can help us through this process with grace and ease and joy. This workshop will offer a look at the physical and emotional changes of this time in our lives and a sampler of yoga tools to help us on this journey.

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$20

Yin Yoga for a Healthy Moon Cycle

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Modern life may make it difficult to pause and reflect through the natural reproductive cycle. We may dread menstruating and the discomfort it often brings. Yoga is about cultivating awareness of the body, mind and spirit, and as women we can utilize the practice of yoga to honor and connect with our bodies more fully. In this workshop we will practice a gentle Yin sequence that is both nurturing and stimulating.

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$20

Restorative Yoga

August 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rest, relax & renew with restorative yoga. Learn more about this gentle yet dynamic form of yoga. Postures are practiced with the support of props, to let the body stretch and open on its own, allowing for greater circulation of blood, oxygen and energy.

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$20

Yoga for Runners for Women

August 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Running and Yoga may seem to be on opposite ends of the energy spectrum, but when practiced mindfully, are a perfect team! The right combination of yoga poses can encourage blood flow through the muscles and joints before a run and can help stretch and loosen muscles after a run. Yoga improves flexibility and athletic performance by supporting posture and creating body awareness, which helps to prevent running-related injury. Yoga also improves breath control and focus, both which help to…

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$20

The Synergy of Yoga and Kinetic Movement with Breah Ramsey

August 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will explore the body’s organic sense of free flowing movement and how it relates to the posture, form, and alignment of yoga. By combining the basic elements of yoga and dance, you are able to access a more expansive realm of kinesthesia and express a fuller range of motion. Together we will fuse internal awareness of subtle body energies and the external expression, or flow, of those energies to create a playful dance of body and spirit!

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September 2014
$20 ($25 after 9/10)

Intro to Chair Yoga with Ashley Leal, E-RYT 200

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn how to adapt any pose to the Chair and the basics of building a balanced Chair class. This is an optional review for the Chair Yoga Teacher Training. *This workshop is a module of our current Hatha Teacher Training 200 hour program, which we have opened for public attendance. Preregistration required, limited space available.This is an optional review for the Chair Yoga Teacher Training.

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$120 ($136 after 9/14)

Personalized Yoga & Meditation Program with Dave Weeks

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This 10-week course was designed to support students on their yoga journey- whether you are just starting or have been traveling for awhile. Learn tools to deepen your practice and experience a more peaceful life. Enjoy greater physical health, balance of body and mind, and spiritual growth. Learn the ancient science of Yoga and Meditation, and how to personalize these practices… for a life of greater joy!

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Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Ashley Leal, E-RYT 200

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chair Yoga is one of the most dynamic and gentle forms of yoga available! This course will help you bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to a seated practice. A variety of yoga postures and techniques will be covered and adapted to the chair format. Yoga props and other unconventional props will be covered to help support and challenge students. This is a growing field in rehab centers, nursing homes and retirement communities. Our program is not just for yoga…

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$25 ($30 after 9/17)

Comparative Meditation Techniques with Johndennis Govert, Roshi (Swami Bodhidharmananda)

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

There are many types of meditation from the world’s various religions, mystical traditions and spiritual lineages. We will explore and practice visualization techniques, mantra meditation, breath meditation, ishtadevata meditation and mind only meditation of Zen including seated (zazen) and walking meditations (kinhin).We will consider the five main motivations to practice meditation and how they may limit or expand the results of meditation.

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$100 ($120 after 8/30)

Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Ashley Leal, E-RYT 200

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chair Yoga is one of the most dynamic and gentle forms of yoga available! This course will help you bring the therapeutic benefits of yoga to a seated practice. A variety of yoga postures and techniques will be covered and adapted to the chair format. Yoga props and other unconventional props will be covered to help support and challenge students. This is a growing field in rehab centers, nursing homes and retirement communities. Our program is not just for yoga…

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