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Check out our workshops below.
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INTRO TO ASHTANGA WORKSHOPS SERIES

INTRO TO ASHTANGA WORKSHOP SERIES with Andy VanDeusen

DATES: Saturdays Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30

TIME: 1:30 – 3:00pm

COST: $80 for full series,
includes Mysore Ashtanga classes 9/9 – 9/30

Join Andy for an initial exploration of the Ashtanga Yoga practice, philosophy, and theory. We will dive into Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, the Mysore Method, Tristana, and the first poses of the Primary Series. This workshop series is designed for individuals new to the Ashtanga method, whether they are new to yoga or not. The Mysore method of yoga instruction is a simple and powerful way to build and advance your personal practice by requiring you to address your challenges before moving forward. It is equal parts awakening, empowering, exhausting, and re-energizing. The workshop price includes morning Mysore classes from 9/9-30.

Mysore class is an open practice from 5-8a, Monday-Thursday and 7-10a Saturdays. There is a Led Half Primary Series on Fridays from 5:30 – 6:30am. As with tradition, we do not practice on Moon Days (full and new moons).

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PRENATAL YOGA SERIES

PRENATAL YOGA SERIES
5 weeks with Chrissy Utt

DATES: Sundays Sept. 10th – Oct. 8th

TIME: 9:30 – 10:30am

COST: $50 for full series (recommended)
$12 single session walk-in

Flex Yoga’s 5 week Prenatal Yoga Series will focus on helping mom-to-be maintain a healthy, strong and flexible body in order to prepare for childbirth. Classes will build on the knowledge shared the previous week, making it a wonderful class for beginners or experienced yogis looking to adjust their current practice.

Prenatal clients can expect a gentle yoga class where alignment cues are given to accommodate the physical needs of a pregnant woman, as well as information regarding the benefits of each pose as it relates to pregnancy. Each week women will be provided the chance to deepen their connection with their baby through visualization exercises and meditation techniques. There will also be opportunities to explore different yoga poses and specific breathing techniques that can be useful during labor. Enjoy finding the mental and physical strength and flexibility you never knew you had alongside other expectant women!

Interested individuals are asked to sign up in advance. The cost for the 5 weeks series is $50. There will be one make up class provided at the end of the 5 weeks, only if necessary. Walk-ins are welcome at a cost of $12 per class.

Flex Yoga reserves the right to cancel if minimum attendance numbers are not met.

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NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH CLASS BENEFITTING TRINI FOUNDATION

ALL LEVELS DONATION YOGA FLOW BENEFITTING TRINI FOUNDATION
Led by Emily Moorefield Mariola

DATE: Saturday September 16th
TIME: 9:00 – 10:00am
Any donation amount is welcome, the suggested donation is $10-$15

Join us during National Recovery Month in September to support the Trini Foundation by increasing awareness and understanding surrounding substance abuse and celebrating those in recovery. During the month of September, yoga studios around the country are coming together to make a profound and lasting impact on someone’s journey to recovery by hosting a donation class benefiting the Trini Foundation. The Trini Foundation is dedicated to sharing Ashtanga yoga with those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and bringing the life-changing practice into underserved communities. In addition to yoga classes, the Trini Foundation partners with wellness professionals to provide the resources necessary for those struggling with addiction to successfully navigate the road to recovery. Thank you for your support! We’ll see you on the mat!

Want to know more about the Trini Foundation? Head to their website: trinifoundation.org to learn more.

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Mind-Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating Psychology:
Letting Go of Toxic Mantra’s That No Longer Serve You

Mind-Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating Psychology:
Letting Go of Toxic Mantra’s That No Longer Serve You
with Cara Grimwood

DATE: Friday Oct. 6th

TIME: 6:30 – 7:45pm

COST: Suggested Donation $20, but all other donations are welcome

Is there something you KNOW would make a big difference for your health, but you’re just not doing it? Or are you doing everything you’ve been told to do and still not getting the results you want? Eating Psychology & Mind-Body Nutrition can help you figure out why! Join us for a eye opening discussion about why diets don’t work and how stress is sabotaging your efforts.
All participants are encouraged to bring a journal and a pen. There will be time for Q&A and the evening will close with a guided meditation.What is Mind-Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating Psychology? Eating Psychology has previously been limited to those with anorexia, bulimia, and extreme obesity. While the Mind-Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating Psychology approach is certainly applicable for those with eating disorders, this approach was created for all of us. My approach is for people who can’t stop obsessing about their food. It’s for anyone who is suffering after another night of mindless, endless eating. It’s for people who turn to food every time they’re feeling uncomfortable, sad, or lonely. It’s for those of us who have lost weight and gained it back more times than we can count. And for those of us who hate our bodies. It’s for people who push their body HARD with exercise, yet never seem to get the results they want. Its for anyone who keeps having health issues, has little time for self-care, and lives in a state of perpetual overwhelm. And it for those of us who feel that our experience with food and body is holding us back from living the life that we’re meant to lead. It is a positive and powerful approach to transforming our eating challenges. It is designed for anyone who eats! It recognizes that our eating challenges are intimately connected to ALL of what makes us human: relationship, family, work, money, spirituality, our search for fulfillment and much more. It sees our concerns with food not as an indication that we are broken, but as a powerful opportunity to grow and evolve. Each of us has a unique food and body story. Dynamic Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition affirms the importance of this epic story. It helps us transform our eating concerns through a deeper understanding of what they are here to teach us, using the right skills and within a context of love and insight. It honors all of who we are as eaters: Body, Mind, Heart, & Soul. I am on a mission to forever change how the world relates to food and body and health, one relationship at a time. I’d love to help you start your journey toward transforming your relationship with food and your body. The sooner we end our unnecessary struggles around food and body and weight, the sooner we can live the life we are meant to live AND the sooner we can have all our energies available to give our gifts to each other and to the world. It’s time.

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300 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION

 

300 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION
with Marie Belle

DATE: Friday October 13th

TIME: 5:00 – 7:30pm

COST: Free

Are you interested in or curious about Marie Belle’s Advanced YTT, but not sure if it is for you or not? Come meet her and see what it is all about! For more information on the training, look here.

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MARIE BELLE WORKSHOP SERIES

MASTER VINYASA FLOW with Marie Belle

DATE: Friday October 13th

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00pm

COST: Donation ($20 recommended)

Join us for a very special evening of mindful movement, breath, and community. You are invited to let go and create flow. This evening practice will offer a skillfully aligned sequence aimed towards integrating all elements of a balanced asana practice. We will fluidly move through invigorating arm balances, inversions, backbends, and hip openers to ground the body, strengthen the legs, and deepen the breath. Learn more complex and aligned back bends along with playful variations of arm balances and hip rotations. Get ready to nurture your own intuition and wisdom, connect with and trust your inner guidance, and nourish the light within. All levels welcome.

THE ART OF HIP OPENING with Marie Belle

DATE: Saturday October 14th

TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm

COST: Early Bird $35, Day of $40

An inspirational morning for opening the hips, lengthening the quads, and elongating the hamstrings. A deeply empowering workshop focused on creating space in the lower body from a grounded space. Be ready to work into lunges, foot behind the head, half lotus, and anything else that will balance and harmonize your body and soothe the soul. All levels welcome.

THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI with Marie Belle

DATE: Saturday October 14th

TIME: 1:00 – 3:00pm

COST: Early Bird $35, Day of $40

Join us for an in-depth exploration and translation of the four chapters of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras has become the core philosophical text of yoga as we know it in the West today. Its definition of yoga as the quieting of mental fluctuations and its 8-limb structure for spiritual practice has influenced modern yoga in profound ways, but its core belief system is subtle and widely misunderstood. In this workshop, we will explore Patanjali’s core theory on the cause and end of human suffering, and how the 8 limbs of yoga can be seen as a map for both a specific meditation practice and a general guideline for spiritual life. Feel free to bring a journal for meditation and reflection.  All levels of experience and practice are welcome!

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BREATH & BANDHAS FOR BENDS, BALANCE & FLIGHT

BREATH & BANDHAS FOR BENDS, BALANCE & FLIGHT with Andy VanDeusen

DATE: Friday November 3rd

TIME: 5:00 – 8:00pm

COST: $45

Join Andy for a deep exploration into the use of your mula, uddiyana, and jalandhara bandhas (the energetic locks in your body), pranayama (breath control), and philosophy within the yoga practice. We will use the developed bandha strength to support an exploration in challenging postures of heart opening and flight. Focusing and exhibiting control internally helps to build control externally.
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M11Restorative Techniques®: Seminar with Scott Kuhagen

 

 

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