Intro into Yoga for Children Pop-Up Class with Rachel Newell
Nov
26
3:00 PM15:00

Intro into Yoga for Children Pop-Up Class with Rachel Newell

Practicing yoga for children has been shown to: increase their ability to concentrate, encourage body awareness, help to develop and improve coordination skills, encourage healthy habits, build strength and flexibility, increase a sense of compassion for others, and enhance emotional creativity. 

Join Rachel Newell for an Introduction into Yoga for Kids Pop-Up Class. It will be a fun-filled hour long class, tailored around helping the children understand the foundations of yoga. The beginning portion of the class will focus on posture practice and the last 15 minutes will conclude with a creative coloring meditation. 

Recommended for ages 6 and up. 

Cost: $10

Register here: 

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=179113&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000045&date=09/24/17

Or through our app!


A love of movement and a belief in its healing power led Rachel to PachaMama, Costa Rica for her 200-hr certification. She is a Little Rock native with a background in dance, and began practicing yoga as a supplement. She quickly fell in love with the practice and its effect on her mental and physical health, and practiced for a few more years before feeling called to share it with others. Rachel also teaches and performs with Arkansas Circus Arts, Little Rock's cirque troupe and studio. She is passionate about sharing movement and believes it inspires health and happiness.

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Braid Class with Lakey Goff
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Braid Class with Lakey Goff

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Braid Parties are high energy & joyful, Lakey will be educating you about her favorite tried & true hair products, teaching you specific braid styles such as fishtail,boxer braids & feminine twist, so you can braid your own hair as well as leaving class with a special braid for a night out.

Hair braiding is more than just learning new ways to style your hair, rather its a lifestyle of freedom, levity, calling forth the Divine Feminine, transparency & empowerment. 
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Lakey Goff is professional braid maven, mother of Solomon & Mia, and a visionary. Her three words to live by are, Curiosity, Awe, and Wonder. Her B.A.in Art History influences her work as well as her childhood spent in Costa Rica as a missionary kid as well as cultural influences from world travel.
A few things she's into, Hip-hop dancing ( especially with solomon), Iceland, Rilke, Neruda, abandoned buildings, twilight, tibetan buddhism, redemption, reiki, word alchemy & people watching. She's thrilled to bring braid classes to AYC! For daily inspiration follow her at  The Braid Bar
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Cost:
$40 for each goddess. ( max 20 women)
• Space is limited (Pre- registration required)
Parties are usually 1.5 hours
Add-on-sass $10 ( which includes but is not limited too) chopsticks, rhinestone kitty kat ears, puffy golden hearts, glitter, rainbow sparkle clips, gypsy medallion headbands, braided headbands, Gilded bird beak clips, pom poms, pear & rhinestone clips, vintage silk scarves & many, many other kinds of scarves.

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Yin Yoga with Rena Wren
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Yin Yoga with Rena Wren

This class will give students the opportunity to access, nourish and massage the deep connective tissues of the body for a wonderful new kind of yoga experience.

Yin yoga is a quiet practice suitable for students of all levels of experience. Through the practice of long held postures targeting mainly the connective tissue of the low back, hips and hamstrings, Yin yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing your body. When we let the muscles relax, the work is done in the areas beyond the muscles and into the joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone, with special attention paid to areas that encompass a joint (hips, spine, sacrum). We hold poses with the muscles relaxed for several minutes. Also, by targeting the main meridians (energy channels) of the body, this type of deep tissue practice assists you in removing ama (toxins, blockages) and creating more mental and physical harmony. This is a more meditative practice with a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as you become quiet, still and mindful of the present moment. Other benefits of Yin yoga include: reduces stress, creates calm in the mind and body, builds stamina, lubricates and protects the joints, increases flexibility in the deep tissue, and improves your meditation experience. Give yourself this opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Yin yoga is a perfect complement for vinyasa flow and other physically challenging “yang” practices.
 
Props are extremely useful for this type of practice so that you can access the deep tissue in the best way for your body. If you have props of your own, please feel free to bring them (blocks, blanket, bolster).

About Rena

Rena Wren, RYT 200 & Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Assistant Teacher & Legal Liaison, BYW RYS 200  
Owner Shanti Sun Yoga, Little Rock, AR
Co-Owner/Elite Trainer, Balance Barre(R) - www.balancebarreus.com

Rena has been practicing yoga for about 15 years and received her RYT 200 with Courtney Butler at Balance Yoga & Wellness (BYW) in the tradition and lineage of Krishnamacharya.  She is currently earning her 300 hour yoga registration with BYW.  She and Courtney co-own Balance Barre(R), a yoga/barre fusion class they developed together.  Rena has trained teachers in 4 states to teach the barre class.  Recently, she has also studied with Seane Corn, Amy Ippoliti, Bernie Clark and Diana Batts.  She has experience teaching barre, fitness, core and several types of yoga, including Yin, restorative, hatha, vinyasa, hot yoga, private individual and corporate classes, and yoga therapy. She has led intensives in Chakra-Balancing Yoga, Detox Yoga, and Stress Relief.  She is passionate about teaching and sharing the benefits of a yoga lifestyle and enjoys helping people help themselves by opening the door to connections among mind, body, and spirit.  She strives to teach others how to incorporate yoga and meditation into their daily lives to cultivate peace, calm and balance. Rena is also a professional singer/songwriter and enjoys vegan living and supporting animal rights.  To follow Rena, please find her at @renawren on social media and tumblr, and at www.shantisunyoga.com. #beyoubetrue #findpeaceandshine


Yin Yoga with Rena Wren

Pop-Up Class Fee: $15
(Class Packages and Monthly Unlimited do not apply.)

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Journey to Wholeness: Exploring Dreams to Decode the Symbolic Language of the Unconscious
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Journey to Wholeness: Exploring Dreams to Decode the Symbolic Language of the Unconscious

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Journey to Wholeness: Exploring Dreams to Decode the Symbolic Language of the Unconscious

Within each of us exists an inner world with multiple energy systems that form our unconscious and combine to create the psyche. These systems influence our daily life through the choices we make, the relationships we form, and the beliefs we hold. To achieve a harmonious flow between unconscious and ego, we must first understand that these energy systems are distinct and independent parts of our personality. The unconscious mind is constantly trying to communicate with the conscious mind through two main pathways: dreams and imagination. For many, the dialogue between the two goes unnoticed as we stay distracted by our modern world of to-do lists and constant stimulation. The consequence is not only an isolation from the unconscious but an isolation from spirit. 

This workshop will focus on examining dreams to bring the fragmented parts of the psyche together. Join us to begin the journey towards wholeness by learning the language of the unconscious using a method inspired by Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist, Carl G. Jung. Attendees will learn a practical, step-by-step approach to identify, understand, and acknowledge the message of dreams. Even those who have trouble remembering their dreams will learn tips and solutions for accessing dream images to discover a deep sense of unity and meaning.  
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Lori Graham is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist who focuses on a holistic healing approach. As a counselor, Lori enjoys blending alternative healing practices within the traditional therapy framework. Lori completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Circle Yoga Shala and is a Level-one Usui Reiki practitioner. Lori is passionate about assisting people on their path towards self-discovery and fulfillment. Learn more at www.lkgrahamcounseling.com 
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Cost: $40
Please preregister on the Arkansas Yoga Collective app or through MindBody by following the link below:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=179113&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=17&date=12%2F09%2F17

If you have trouble signing up, please feel free to message us with your phone number. We will call you back ASAP and help you sign up quickly and easily over the phone.

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Tomes + Tea Book Club Meeting to Discuss The Yoga of Discipline
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Tomes + Tea Book Club Meeting to Discuss The Yoga of Discipline

Tomes + Tea March Book Club meeting to discuss The Yoga of Discipline. Tea and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring finger foods (but not necessary). This is a free, open event and all are welcome (even if you only read part of the book or are simply interested in the subject matter). Our main objective is to provide a supportive platform for open discussion to inspire self-observation and personal growth. Our hope is to continue to provide space for a supportive community dedicated to connecting to others with similar interests and allowing growth to flow through gaining different perspectives. 

Tomes + Tea was formed January 2017 by Samantha Harrington, Claire Hodgson, and Kayce Johnson. It is a book club for spiritually curious souls to inspire self-inquiry, growth, and community.

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Self-Care Rituals for the Full Moon with Kayce Johnson
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Self-Care Rituals for the Full Moon with Kayce Johnson

Self-care is a commitment to honor the sacredness of being alive. The more you can cultivate a healthy relationship to honoring the divinity that presents itself as tiny miracles- the acts of connecting mind to breath, breath to body, and body to space- the closer you are to working within the flow and understanding the patterns of the universe. 

This workshop will include a gentle Lunar Flow with pranayama techniques (breath exercises) to open and relax the body for meditation. You will then learn a tea meditation for releasing and forgiving followed by a meditation to cultivate a sense of gratitude, using an essential oil blend that you will infuse with your intention and then be able to take home. The hope of this workshop is that you begin to understand the foundations of developing self-care rituals and that you will then be able to personalize the rituals to fit your needs as you slow down to appreciate the beautiful rhythm of the universe that cradles us all. 

Cost: $20 includes workshop, tea, and one bottle of anointing oil
*Please preregister so that we can make sure to have enough oil and tea for everyone

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The Legend of Greater Things workshop series with Bonni McCliss
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

The Legend of Greater Things workshop series with Bonni McCliss

"The Legend of Greater Things" Workshop Series
The legend of greater things takes us on a journey back to the beginning. Our spiritual ancestors knew the direct path to universal understanding and the nature of the power of the living spirit. Although we have gained the technology to express ourselves and have instant access to one another- this can be only a topical experience. We have collectively lost the ability to understand the deepest wisdom in ourselves and each other. In these workshops We will be discussing and applying the ancient secrets of our spiritual teachers and how to use their knowledge in our 21st century lives.  

Saturday workshops:

Workshop 1: 1-3:00pm

Part 1-Vision/Dream Quest : Native American drumming, journey to the center of your soul
Invocation for inspiration :connection to higher self, future lives, past lives,Guides and spirit animals
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Part 2- Decoding our soul's messages
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Workshop 2: 4-6:00pm

Part 1-Cellular Alchemy: the body spirit connection

Body talk - dialogue with your physical pain : understanding your physical pain and illness- learning how to hear the energy message from the bodies pain.
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Part 2-Journey through the heart : hypnosis for forgiveness
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Cost:
Individual Workshop: $55
Entire Workshop Series: $100

*If you are having trouble signing up for the workshops, please private message us and include your phone number. We can easily sign you up over the phone to help you reserve a spot.

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FREE Q&A with Bonni McCliss for her new release The Other Side of Normal: A Survival Guide for Living in the Intuitive Age
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

FREE Q&A with Bonni McCliss for her new release The Other Side of Normal: A Survival Guide for Living in the Intuitive Age

Please join us in welcoming Bonni McCliss back to the AYC studio for a FREE Q&A + book signing for her brand new release, The Other Side of Normal: A Survival Guide for Living in the Intuitive Age. Beverages and finger foods will be provided, as well as, Bonni's book for purchase (in case you haven't picked up your copy or you want to grab one for a friend). Open to the public! 

Q&A will run from 6:30-7:15pm
Book signing will take place from 7:15-8:00pm

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Yoga Retreat at Heifer Ranch
Sep
23
to Oct 1

Yoga Retreat at Heifer Ranch

Come join us for a wonderful weekend at Heifer Ranch full of yoga, meditation, learning, relaxation, and PEACE! This retreat package includes 2 nights in one of our comfortable lodges and 6 delicious meals.  You'll have nine yoga sessions to choose from led by four top-notch instructors from Illinois, Louisiana, and Arkansas (Kayce Johnson and Rena Wren). In addition to yoga and meditation, there will be classes on a variety of topics such as organic gardening, cheese-making, essential oils, and massage.  In all, over 15 classes for you to pick and choose from.  Of course just being at beautiful Heifer Ranch in the fall is alone worth the trip!  There are playful goats, adorable piglets, and a whole host of other livestock to keep your attention.  Yoga beginners are welcome to come.  In fact, you're welcome to come just for the scenery and delicious food!

There are two weekends available: 

Fall into Peace September 22-24, 2017

Fall into Bliss September 29-October 1, 2017

For more information, please visit:

http://www.davesretreats.com/Yoga%20Retreats

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Help Houston: A Yoga Fundraiser for Houston's Animals
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Help Houston: A Yoga Fundraiser for Houston's Animals

Please join Rena Wren, Kayce Johnson, and Wesley Pilcher in raising money to help the animals rescued during Hurricane Harvey. All proceeds made will be donated to  Austin Pets Alive! 

On Saturday, Sept 9th we will have an hour and a half long yoga class from 5-6:30pm to help support our furry friends who have also become the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Kayce and Wesley will lead you through a nice, all-levels yoga flow and Rena will then guide you through a relaxing cool down and Yoga Nidra meditation. Yoga Nidra is "the yoga of sleep" in which you are guided through a meditation that takes you into a deep rest (as if you were sleeping) but you will be conscious the whole time. 

The class is $25 (all will be donated to Austin Pets Alive!

*If you are unable to make it to the class or would like to give more, additional donations will be accepted at the studio through Sept. 10th.
**If you are unable to make it to the studio, you can email: contact@arkansasyogacollective.com with your number. We will call you back ASAP and gladly help you make your donation over the phone.

To register online: 

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=179113&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=19&date=09/09/17

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You Don't Know Squat: A Workshop with Paul Fajer
Sep
2
1:00 PM13:00

You Don't Know Squat: A Workshop with Paul Fajer

The squat position is a lost art in Western culture. What was once a distinctly natural and human movement for resting and working closely to the ground with our hands is now rarely uses outside of performance programs and gyms. Come spend 60 minutes experiencing how this natural human position helps keep your spine strong, your hips healthy, and your knees young. Forget what you think you know, because you don't know squat! 


Warm and encouraging, knowledgeable and precise, Paul guides his clients to empower themselves through experience, education and mindful attention to movement. Graduating from UCA with a B.S. in Kinesiology, Paul has spent a decade pursuing a love affair with biomechanics through both academics and profession. From young to old, athletic to inactive, special needs to sports professionals, movement enthusiasts to weekend warriors, Paul’s unique system to human movement and fitness works for all clients to help them unlock their body’s potential to feel, move and transform for the rest of their lives!


Cost: $15

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An Introduction into the Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga with Steve Kirk
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

An Introduction into the Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga with Steve Kirk

An Introduction into the Fundamentals

of Ashtanga Yoga with Steve Kirk

 

Ashtanga Yoga is accessible to everyone,

including the young and old, strong and weak,

flexible and non-flexible, and the injured.

 

In this workshop we will work on the fundamentals that make

up the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

 

“Ashtanga Yoga” means eight limbed yoga. They are yama, niyama,

asana, pranayama, prathyahara, dharana, dhyana and Samadhi.

 

We will touch on all of the limbs but will focus on, the third limb,

asana (the practice of yoga postures) and through this

we will begin to understand the other limbs.

 

This workshop is guided toward the student new to yoga and to Ashtanga

or the more experienced yogi looking to expand their understanding of the practice.

 

The class will start with an in-depth discussion on the fundamentals,

we will take a 20 min break then asana practice.

 

Cost: $30

 

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Love the Skin You're In: Face Yoga, Mapping, Massage, Acupuncture, and More
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Love the Skin You're In: Face Yoga, Mapping, Massage, Acupuncture, and More

Love the Skin You're In: An All-Natural Approach to Skincare Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn powerful ways to care for your skin through: understanding how to care for your skin with natural ingredients and why you should, face yoga (toning exercises for your face), face mapping (how to pinpoint the cause of troubled areas), and face massage (techniques to increase circulation). There will also be a guided meditation and acupuncture (or pressure for those who are uncomfortable with acupuncture needles) to show you how to integrate relaxation into your daily routine. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and with tools to help you maintain a radiant glow no matter your age. 

Herbal tonics and samples of Kind Folke luxury body care products will be provided. 

Brought to you by: DeeDee Heldberg from Ava Bella Day Spa, Michele Fincher from Healing Points Acupuncture, and Kayce Johson from Arkansas Yoga Collective and owner of Kind Folke

*Eary Bird Special (through July 31st): $75*
After July 31st: $90

To Register:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=179113&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=3&date=08/25/17

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Jivamukti Vinyasa Pop-Up Class with Kali
Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

Jivamukti Vinyasa Pop-Up Class with Kali

Kali is in town all the way from Germany! Please help us welcome her back to her old teaching grounds for a Jivamukti Vinyasa Pop-Up Class. The class will take place before the August Satsang so feel free to stick around afterwards for a free event to celebrate community and explore different aspects of yoga not typically touched on in standard classes.

Vinyasa means to link, connect or place in a certain way to get very specific results. Using the breath to consciously link body, mind and spirit, this class incorporates a flowing sequence of poses, placed in a certain creative & conscious way, effectively resulting in samadhi, or peace, for the practitioner. Set to uplifting and soothing music, expect this class to both invigorate and deeply relax you, leaving you feeling better than when you arrived.

Kali Empl has been teaching yoga internationally to a wide variety of students from all walks of life since 2011. She holds yoga teaching certifications from Circle Yoga Shala and Jivamukti Yoga. Currently residing in Munich, Germany, she has been practicing yoga since 1988.

Cost: $10

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July Satsang: In the Light of Love (Chakra Infusion)
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

July Satsang: In the Light of Love (Chakra Infusion)

7:00pm - 7:45pm Meet/Greet/Food
7:45pm - 8:30pm Lecture/Discussion & Focused Mantras/Kirtan
8:30pm - 8:50pm Meditation
8:50pm - Closing of Satsang/Aarti

Bija Mantra, Discussion, Drums, and a Charging Meditation will open your inner doorwars for the love that is all around you!!!!

"Because we carry in our bodies our unresolved karmas, sometimes negative emotions can arise during our asana practice. Emotions such as fear, jealousy, anger, vengeance, cynicism, doubt and lack of faith are the results of karmas or actions we have done in our past that were not guided by love. These dark emotions are obstacles that cloud our vision and can stop us from feeling connected to our eternal true nature. We can addressthose troubling emotions through love and start to shift our perception away from disconnection and toward stability and joy..."
-Sharon Gannon

We will discuss LOVE's impact on all aspects of our selves and the world we live in. We will examine our perceptions and how they can activate our inner channel doorways called the chakras.

Mantra Chanting: Repetition of specific mantras in a call and response format! 

Relaxing Meditation (Approx. 25 minutes): Meditation will focus on opening and activating the charkas while releasing the negative energies holding us back from realizing the amazing journey each of us is apart of.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Main Dish provided by the Arkansas Yoga Collective, however, Please bring your favorite dish to share and add to the community experience.

Joe Johnson & The Arkansas Yoga Collective

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Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Immersion with Tom Montagliano

An Immersive Sound Bath is very similar in nature to many of the traditional sound baths that you may be familiar with. However, instead of playing instruments such as glass bowls or gongs around the space, the sounds are created within a circle of 8 independent speakers utilizing the infinite possibilities of electronic sounds. 
With this unique setup, the movement and frequency of the sounds can be controlled on a very precise level using the custom software that we have created to move sound in a circular pattern. The cyclical nature of the swirling sounds invokes a blissful and peaceful trancelike state unlike any other. 

Additionally, because the sounds selected are neutral (not from nature or traditional instruments) it enables listeners to become easily immersed in thought and to effortlessly project there own imagery onto the soundscape.
The session itself begins by inviting the group to create a cozy place for themselves on the floor with pads, blankets, pillows and perhaps an eye cover. Then there is a brief introduction and greeting followed by 50 minutes of ambient electronic music with 8 speakers setup in a circle around the group. After the immersion comes to a gentle closing, the session ends with a few minutes of silence and they come back into awareness as slowly as is needed.

Cost: $15

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Yoga Nidra + Crystal Singing Bowls
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Nidra + Crystal Singing Bowls

Yoga Nidra means "Yogic Sleep." It is a state of consciousness and gently focuses the mind while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. In Yoga Nidra, you leave the waking state, go past the dreaming state, and go to deep sleep yet remain awake. While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by yogis to purify the Samskaras (the deep impressions that are the driving force behind karma). In this Pop-Up Class, you will be guided through a deeply meditative state while experiencing the many benefits Yoga Nidra provides. 

 

 

20 Dollars July 15th 7 to 9

 

Drew Alisandre has been a practioner of meditation for many years and performed with Crystal Singing Bowls for healing workshops during that time.  He has also more recently given sound healing treatments to numerous people in several states.  His primary spiritual path has been the Lakota Sacred Way of Life whose ceremonies he has participated in since childhood .  He has a deep connection with the Divine, as do we all, and wants to share that blessing in cooperation with the Crystal Singing Bowls.

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Face Yoga, Mapping, and Massage
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Face Yoga, Mapping, and Massage

Join DeeDee Helbig from Ava Bella Day Spa and AYC's own Kayce Johnson as they help you learn new, refreshing approaches to skin care. Using all-natural methods, they will show you how to cleanse, nourish, and tone your face (no harmful chemicals, dangerous proceedures, or injections needed!). This workshop will walk you through how to read your face through "face mapping" (a technique that helps you read troubled or stressed areas on your face and understand what simple everyday habits you need to change to resolve the issue). DeeDee and Kayce will also show you how to properly clean and make a nourishing face mask out of ingredients you have in your kitchen. The workshop will wrap up with a thorough explanation of how to perform face massage and toning techniques (yoga for your face!) effectively to reverse time and keep your skin looking its best. Every attendee will leave with handouts explaining the techniques discussed and a sample of Kayce's Glow of the Sun Face Oil. Champagne and sparkling juice will be provided. Bring your friends and join us for a relaxing Friday evening or come let us help you look your best for a night out on the town. You will learn techniques that will continue to help you age beautifully and naturally. 

Cost: $35

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Prenatal Yoga Pop-Up Class with Claire Hodgson
Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga Pop-Up Class with Claire Hodgson

Prenatal yoga is an ideal way to support your body, mind, and well-being during pregnancy, and to connect with your growing baby! Claire will safely guide you through a series of postures that aim to improve balance and circulation, tone and strengthen muscles, and alleviate the discomforts associated with pregnancy. The practice will emphasize breathing techniques and relaxation tools, empowering you to stay focused and calm during labor and on into motherhood. This safe and supportive yoga practice is designed for all phases of pregnancy, and no previous yoga experience is required.

 

Cost: $10

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AYC Turns 3! Help Us Celebrate Our Anniversary!
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

AYC Turns 3! Help Us Celebrate Our Anniversary!

AYC is turning 3 and getting older has never felt better! We are celebrating June 17th, all day long, and would love for you to come hangout for some of the fun! Not only are we having our regularly scheduled morning classes, we also have some additional events listed below that will be going on into the night to help express our gratitude to you for helping make AYC the living, loving community it is. Thank you all so much! 

3:00-4:30 pm A FREE Beginner's Introductory Course into Yoga with Kayce Johnson

Have you wanted to try yoga but you don't know where to begin? Have you started but still have a few questions?  Join us in this free beginner's run down of what to expect in a yoga class. We will cover: 

-A brief introduction into what yoga is, AYC's approach to yoga, class etiquette, what to wear, what you should tell your teacher, what to expect from your yoga practice, etc. We will also review alignment in some of the basic postures that you will see taught over and over in classes. There will be time to answer some of your questions, so don't be shy! 

Wear comfortable clothes. Mats and props will be provided. We will have a brief beginner yoga flow towards the end of class.

Cost: FREE

 

6:00-7:30 pm Donation-based All-Levels Flow with Live DJ Nick Hud

This will be an all-levels flow led by Wesley Pilcher and Kayce Johnson to the live sounds of DJ Nick Hud. This is a donation based class. Proceeds will be donated to Angels Among Us, which helps support The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Hospital. Through Angels Among Us, funds raised can be quickly delivered where they are needed most in the fight against brain cancer. Since its founding in 1994, over $10 million dollars has been donated to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke from Angels Among Us. Your support of this event will help us continue to lead the world in the development of new therapies, quality of life initiatives and innovative treatment techniques.

Cost: Donation 

8:00-9:45 pm Donation-based Movie on the Mat: Breath of the Gods

8:00-9:45 pm Movie on the Mat: Breath of the Gods

We are projecting the movie: Breath of the Gods at the studio Saturday night. We will accept donations to benefit Angels Among Us (see above for description). This is not an asana practice. All are welcome to join. Below is a description of the movie: 

Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century – a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known.

Krishnamacharya's life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director Jan Schmidt-Garre on his search for authentic yoga. His journey leads him from the legendary students and relatives of Krishnamacharya's to the source of modern yoga, at the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. From Pattabhi Jois, Jan learns the Sun salutation, from Iyengar the King of Asanas, the headstand, and finally Sribhashyam reveals to him his father's secret Life Saving Yoga Session.

Cost: Donations

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Accessible Ashtanga with Erin Lorenzen
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Accessible Ashtanga with Erin Lorenzen

After almost 20 years of trying pretty much every style of yoga out there, Erin returned to her Ashtanga roots and she is excited to share her thoughts on and experience with Ashtanga with all of you!

 

The Ashtanga Yoga System is the basis for most types of popular yoga taught today. In this Saturday session, you will learn to approach the Ashtanga Yoga System with light-heartedness and ease. You will learn the power of putting your focus on breath and bandhas as we move through the 51 poses of the Full Primary Series. We will cover options for all levels of practitioners as we discuss modifications, adjustments, transitions, and advanced options.

 

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students are encouraged to attend.

 

Practicing in the tradition of the Ashtanga Yoga System will help you to detoxify muscles and organs, improve circulation, and create a calm, steady mind.

 

EARLY BIRD PRICE $20

$25 After June 5th

1:00pm-3:00pm

Register in person or online here:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=179113&stype=-8&sTG=23&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000035

 

Feel free to shoot any questions you may have to la.erinita@gmail.com

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A Weekend with Ruslan Kleytman and Akhila Yoga
May
19
to May 21

A Weekend with Ruslan Kleytman and Akhila Yoga

Akhila Yoga Method is a systematic approach to spiritual evolution based on the key principles of classical yoga. Akhila Yoga is an open, organic, ever changing, adaptive, scientific method rooted in Vedic tradion and Wisdom. All facets of practice are explored to create a holistic experience. Classical arsenal of asanas (poses), pranayamas (breath-energy work), mudras (hands, feet and body positions), bandhas (energetic locks) and meditation techniques (sense withdrawal, concentration, absorption…) are used to create a complex web of influences on conciseness to facilitate psychic – emotional state conducive to spiritual development. From class to class practice might change from dynamic to slow-meditative, strength oriented to fluid, playful to centered. Our daily goals in practice change depending on a time of day, season, mental and physical state… etc. - so does the practice. One thing in this Universe is certain – it is CHANGE. To surf the current of life we need to change alongside with it. The lifetime study of Akhila Yoga will continue to provide tools for growth, insights and opportunity for continuous improvement in spiritual endeavors.

 

Friday, May 19th

6:30-8:30pm Rhythm and Flow: An Intro into Akhila Yoga

In this class, we practice a specifically choreographed routine designed to uplift the spirit, tone the muscles, stimulate our vital organs and encourage the body to release accumulated toxins. The practice includes detoxifying breathing exercises, Dancing Warrior warm up set, Shiva Dance Algorithms (legs and arms movements as connectors between Hasta Mudras (hand gestures), multi dimensional horizontal (hanumanasana set) and vertical (samakonasana set) splits, and a 10 step Camel (ushtrasana) back bending set for dessert.

Cost: $45

 

Saturday, May 20th

9:00-11:00am Akhila Yoga Master Class (This is all-levels, "master" is implying more detailed instruction on the foundations of Akhila Yoga)

Akhila Yoga - Krama Vinyasa Yoga is an open, organic, ever changing, adaptive, scientific method. All facets of practice are explored in this method of yoga to create a holistic experience. All classical arsenal of asanas (poses), pranayamas (breath-energy work), mudras (hands, feet and body positions), bandhas (energetic locks) and meditation techniques (sense withdrawal, concentration, absorption…) are used to create a complex web of influences on conciseness to facilitate psychic – emotional state conducive to spiritual development.

Cost: $45

 

1:00-4:00pm The Flight of the Garuda

Principles of Floating • Aerial Transitions• Jumping Principles • Art of arm balancing

Garuda is an Indian mythological sacred bird that can change shape according to its function. He is adaptive, fierce, determined, smart and immensely strong. We will use Garuda archetype to build a practice based on his qualities.

In this workshop you will learn the secrets to floating and aerial transitions in yoga asana. Vinyasa Flow – Warrior Stance Salutations module with organically inserted: therapeutic and technical breakdown of crow vinyasas, flowing jumps, handstands, arm balancing asanas. This dynamic and creative workshop is open to all levels but geared towards intermediate practitioners.

Set yourself up to fly.

Topics covered:

· Advanced Transitions

· Jump Backs

· Floating

· Flow

· Aerial Transitions

· Core Integration

· Arm Balancing

· Bandhas & Mudras

Cost: $55

 

6:00-9:00pm "Love, Money and Dharma" • The Way to Liberation Relationships Dynamics through Yoga and Ayurveda- lecture *This is a donation-based class*

From the beginning of time people were looking for the answer to the questions "Who am I?", "What is my mission in this life?", "What is the meaning of life?". Life lived without answers to these questions is meaningless and comparable with wandering in the forest, without any directions and compas . The root of all our suffering is ignorance (Avidya), it prevents us from seeing the world as it is. Vasanas and Samskaras (inclinations and impressions from past lives), Ahamkara (ego: the notion of one's own self), ignorance of oneself and one's nature, not understanding your mission in life force us to commit karmic mistakes, strive for false goals and things that hold no real value. In this lecture you will learn how karma is formed, how to mitigate its negative impact, how to understand your nature and true goals in your life, how to get rid of harmful behavior lines, the way different personalities and aspects of personalities interrelate. You will get insight into your daily interactions and how to make them peaceful. We will look at the dynamics within couples, parent - child relationship, family and friendship

Topics Covered:

· What attracts a woman to a man?

· What attracts a man to a woman?

· Modern Hero archetype

· Solar Energy. Factors that reduce stress for men

· Moon Energy. Actions that will increase resistance to stress for woman?

· 5 Dharmic Types

· 4 agreements

· and much more

Cost: Donation!

 

Sunday, May 21st  

9:00-11:30am Happy Hips & Shoulders

Urban dwellers live high pace, stressful lives. Each of us from the first breath we take undergoes various traumatic experiences. Negative emotions like fear and gilt, create zones of high density around hips and shoulders. We feel tight, limited, and stuck in our upper and lower bodies. Hips are closing and shoulders are slouching as we build protective shell to hide behind it. To be free, open and relaxed we need to release these zones. Experience the euphoria of full range of motion in your hips and shoulders through a systematic, 6 directional, gradual exploration though postures and warm ups (kriyas-vinyasas) ranging from pigeon pose all the way to lotus, and various (little known, but so needed) shoulders opening routines. Come with a willing spirit and leave with an open pelvis and shoulder complexes!

All levels

Topics covered:

· Directions of mobility for hips and knees

· Directions of mobility for shoulders and elbows

· 4 levels of difficulty

· Antagonist muscle groups

· Kriyas (warm ups)

· Principal vinyasas

· Bandhas & Mudras

Cost:$45

 

1:00-3:30pm "Dancing with Shiva"

"In all the worlds there is He, the Holy Lord. He is in the dark, He is the Light, he is in the sun, he is in the moon. He is everywhere. The Lord is in all creation. Unknowable his ways. He is far away. He is near. He is many. He is one. Water, earth, sky, fire and wind, the spark of the spirit inside the body - all that He is. He is wandering Jiva here below. He is immortal. "

- Shiva Purana

During this class, we will join in a vinyasa flow, surfing gracefully from posture to posture in the yogic dance, as if participating in the Cosmic Dance of creation to the beat of Shiva Nataraj’s drum. The flow includes playful, cheerful, dynamic choreography with classical poses and postures dedicated to Shiva, "Shiva Nata “, along with hand movements as vinyasa conectors, mudras and bandhas, with emphasis on breathing synchronization with the movement. And, of course, the soundtrack dedicated to Shiva, and pranayama and meditation from "Vigyan Bhairav Tantra".

Please bring a towel and arrive in a good, cheeky mood :)

Cost:$45

 

5:00-8:00pm Transformational Breathing (3h) 1h lecture + 2h practice

Transformational Breath is a unique therapeutic modality. This form of Breathwork facilitates the natural healing process for all types of trauma. It is beneficial in gaining greater physical, mental and spiritual health, and in maintenance of optimal health. Clears past traumas, dramas, and accumulated stress, reprograms healthy breathing patterns, increases oxygenation throughout the body, heals psychosomatic illnesses, enhances awareness of self-sabotaging patterns, helps to heal anaerobic diseases, stimulates circulation and many more profound healing benefits arise from this scientific practice.

 

Cost:$55

 

Full Weekend: $232 (Save 20%!)

TO REGISTER: 

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws…

 

 

 

 

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Inversions the Iyengar Way
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Inversions the Iyengar Way

Going upside down is not only fun and good for the heart, but is ideal for improving brain function and your mood! Headstand (sirsasana) and supported shoulder stand (salamba sarvangasana) were called the "King and Queen" of yoga poses by BKS Iyengar and form the cornerstone of every practice for Iyengar yoga practitioners. Come unlock the mystery and conquer your fear of a variety of upside down poses with CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher) Joy DeClerk at the Arkansas yoga collective on Monday, April 24, 2017. No minimum experience necessary, there will be modifications offered for each pose according to one's level.

Cost: $10

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April Satsang: Open Doorways
Apr
14
to Apr 15

April Satsang: Open Doorways

7:00pm - 7:45pm Meet/Greet/Food
7:45pm - 8:30pm Lecture/Discussion & Focused Mantras/Kirtan
8:30pm - 8:50pm Meditation
8:50pm - Closing of Satsang/Aarti

April Focus of the Month: Open Doorways!!!

Many people think a yoga practice is about acquiring something, a certain skill or the ability to do a certain pose/asana practice. What you are really doing is eliminating the obstacle that prevents you from getting there. You’re stripping away all the excess. It is the restrictive thought, the narrowing of possibilities that disallows the flow of energy or prana. We want these doorways to be open. 

Yogis are very practical, so to do that, we must investigate how they became closed. Our discussion will examine howto open up our closed doorways to remove the obstacles in our lives!

Mantra Chanting: Repetition of specific mantras in a call and response format! 

Relaxing Meditation (Approx. 20 minutes): Meditation will focus on opening your internal doorways to allow you to shed and remove obstacles in your life!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Main Dish provided by the Arkansas Yoga Collective, however, Please bring your favorite dish to share and add to the community experience.

Joe Johnson & The Arkansas Yoga Collective

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A Weekend with Intuitive Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, Bonni McCliss
Mar
31
to Apr 2

A Weekend with Intuitive Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, Bonni McCliss

A weekend of workshops with Bonni McCliss to help you go beyond the mind to learn more about yourself, ask for help from the Universe, and learn how to reset unhealthy life patterns. 

Friday, March 31st 6:30-8:30pm

Past Life Regression 

This workshop will use hypnosis techniques to transport you back to a past you have known, but long forgotten. Have you ever wondered where your unique personality traits or unexplained fears come from? Have you ever met someone for the first time and just felt like you have always known them? Past life regressions are one of the most effective and remarkable ways to introduce you to a greater understanding of yourself, and the people in your "soul family". Your soul has many things it wants to learn and understand, more than what can fit into just one lifetime.Healing often comes by introducing the conscience mind to the subconscious cellular memory. When we recognize the past life fears and pain that we have carried over to our current life, they naturally dissolve in the spotlight of our awareness.
Come join us, as we journey back to another time and place to learn more about our multifaceted soul and meet the origins of our personality!!

Saturday, April 1st 10:30am-12:30pm

Intuitive Development

Beyond the basics- intuition is no longer just for the few who seem to be born with the gift of sensitivity. It is quickly becoming acknowledged and understood as a skill set of our human evolution. We all have intuition, but not all of us have kept the chamber open to receive this type information. This workshop shop series continues in its focus to isolate your awareness of this still small intuitive voice hidden beneath the loud thoughts in your mind. You will learn advancing techniques on how to receive your own personal guidance, as well as intuitive information for others. This class is a hands on interactive experience that will definitely leave you excited, empowered and wanting more!

 

Saturday, April 1st 22:00-4:00pm

Law of Attraction: Manifesting Our "Wants" into "Haves"

Have you ever wondered why you have been successful at creating "some" of your wants and desires into reality and not others? Do your fears seem to be the king in your kingdom? Are you stuck in a cycle of life that seems to have little growth and movement? We ALL could answer "YES!" to at least one of these questions over the course of our life. This workshop is designed to breakdown and deconstruct the manifestation process, leaving no stone unturned. We will be learning, role playing, and setting up NEW "thought patterns" for manifesting our dreams into reality. The Universe is responding to our thoughts and beliefs faster than ever before, its time for us to create clear thinking and raise our vibration. We will discover and reboot underling root subconscious patterns that have been blocking us from receiving our desires. It is time to put on our Alchemist Hat and turn our "Wants" into "Haves"!

Sunday, April 2nd 1:00-4:00pm

Spirit Guides

This workshop series will introduce you to a world that is often unseen and unheard. We all have a source of higher guidance that works with our internal compass to seek and follow our own personal northern star. Throughout time religions have openly recognized these messengers in many forms but, all with the same purpose. These directors are here to help guide us in our highest understanding of the life we have come to live.
We are designed to interact with our Guides and Angels in our everyday life, it is much like having our very own "mission control team"!
This class will help you to understand the metaphoric language used by Guides and Angels, along with simple techniques to begin dialogue and further your understanding of your own personal life's mission.

 

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Tomes + Tea Book Club: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Tomes + Tea Book Club: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Tomes + Tea March Book Club meeting to discuss A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Tea and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring finger foods (but not necessary). This is a free, open event and all are welcome (even if you only read part of the book or are simply interested in the subject matter). Our main objective is to provide a supportive platform for open discussion to inspire self-observation and personal growth. Our hope is to continue to provide space for a supportive community dedicated to connecting to others with similar interests and allowing growth to flow through gaining different perspectives. 

Tomes + Tea was formed January 2017 by Samantha Harrington, Clair Hodgson, and Kayce Johnson. It is a book club for spiritually curious souls to inspire self-inquiry, growth, and community.

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All-Levels Yoga Class with Live DJ and Mardi Gras Party
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

All-Levels Yoga Class with Live DJ and Mardi Gras Party

Come celebrate Mardi Gras with AYC! Join Wesley Pilcher as he teaches a fun, all-levels flow to the live mixes of DJ Nick Hud. Producing positive vibes with his love for music and creative styles of mixing, Nicholas Hudson (better known as DJ Nick Hud to many of his growing fans and followers), is one of the few DJs out there whose goal is to elevate the party experience to as dope as possible. With his ability to command the crowds on the dance floor and advanced classic dj techniques, he always reaches that goal. 

This will be a 1 1/2 hour all-levels yoga class with live DJ Nick Hud spinning records throughout the class. Afterwards, there will be time to munch on some finger foods, hang, and if you feel moved to dance. 

Price: $15

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Spinal Release Yoga
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Spinal Release Yoga

Release the deepest tensions in your body, mind and heart. This rejuvenating yoga goes beyond other restorative or meditative approaches. The poses directly decompress the five segments of your vertebral column in sequence. As you release spinal tension, you increase internal space and resolve problematic mental and emotional patterns mapped in the subtle body. Individual attention, hands-on adjustments, meticulous alignment and supportive props ensure the practice is effective and personalized. SRY offers blissful inner opening, physical healing, life transformation, and inner illumination. 

$25

Limited to 12 students

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Free Class! The Unbearable Lightness of Bitters
Jan
29
3:30 PM15:30

Free Class! The Unbearable Lightness of Bitters

Free Class! 
The Unbearable Lightness of Bitters. 
Bitter herbs and digestive health.

Bitters strengthen our bodies. 
They improve digestion, absorption, and elimination. 
Bitters help us metabolize toxins, and they make us more resilient, adaptable creatures. 

In the past, all peoples ate bitter foods, herbs and drink, but they have gone missing from the American diet. In their absence, we often suffer digestive and metabolic stagnation which lead to a wide range of health complications, many of them very serious. So why have they gone missing from our diets?

In this free, one hour class, we will explore the way bitters interact with our bodies, how herbalists use them and ways to integrate them back into our lives to make us healthier and happier.

Students will have opportunity to buy a superb digestive bitters formula to begin using bitters in their daily lives.

Class Free
Bitter Formula (2oz.) $25 (optional)

Jared Marchildon is a clinical western herbalist who trained at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA. He now sees clients in private practice. Almost ten years ago, Jared suffered from chronic stomach complaints and spent a year working with a medical doctor who was unable to improve his condition. After a few weeks of self-study and dietary change he went to see an acupuncturist who prescribed a big bag of Chinese herbs that brewed into a dark, bitter and mysterious tea. Shortly, Jared’s health improved drastically and he felt great. The thought occurred to him that if roots and barks and mushrooms and leaves from China worked like this, then the plants growing right around him must have properties that he could learn and apply. This experience initiated a long exploration into the healing power of plants and food. Jared continues to study and learn from the plant allies.

Jared also makes fermented hot sauce with aphrodisiac and adaptogenic herbs, selling them under the name SEXI SPICE. Jared courted his wife, a Little Rock native, with herbal teas and tasty, healthy dinners. They went to herbalism school together and during this time conceived a baby girl named Azulene–the blue medicinal oil found in chamomile flowers. His website is recetaspoetas.org.

 

 

 

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    January Satsang
    Jan
    27
    7:00 PM19:00

    January Satsang

    7:00pm - 7:45pm Meet/Greet/Food
    7:45pm - 8:30pm Lecture/Discussion & Focused Mantras/Kirtan
    8:30pm - 8:50pm Meditation
    8:50pm - Closing of Satsang/Aarti

    January Focus: "New Range of Motion". "A new way of approaching the future is expanding what is possible rather than limiting it!" We will discuss moving (motion) in new directions and seeing things differently and stepping forward to make the necessary changes in our lives while not hurting others. Look forward to having an awesome discussion!

    Mantra Chanting: Repetition of specific mantras in a call and response format! 

    Relaxing Meditation (Approx. 15-20 minutes): Meditation will focus on release and letting go!

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    Main Dish provided by the Arkansas Yoga Collective, however, Please bring your favorite dish to share and add to the community experience.

    Joe Johnson & The Arkansas Yoga Collective

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    Spinal Release Yoga: Herbs, Yoga, and Singing for Mama's and Babies
    Jan
    21
    1:30 PM13:30

    Spinal Release Yoga: Herbs, Yoga, and Singing for Mama's and Babies

    Leslie and her four month old baby, Azulene, will share a Spinal Release Yoga sequence, songs and the bonding joy of chamomile for mothers and babies. 

    In this class for new mothers and their babies, Leslie teaches a sequence of yoga poses that are easy for new mothers to learn and incorporate into their daily lives. The poses relax body and mind, and stimulate digestion, helping new mothers to feel gentle and present with their new baby. New mothers will also leave knowing a couple simple songs to add to their repertoire to sing with their babies. Leslie also shares precious information about the uses and benefits of Chamomile. Herbalists call it the herb for “babies of any age”, and people in the Mediterranean use it to promote bonding between mother and child. 

    *Bring a blanket and a muslin swaddle, if you have one, for your baby. 

    **Please stay home if you or baby are under the weather.

    ***This class is for pre-crawling new baby’s and their mothers or care-takers.

    $30 pre-registration strongly suggested- capacity limited to 10 pairs


    Leslie Schickel, a native of Little Rock, left home to train at the Boston Ballet when she was 15, and has devoted herself to the movement arts her whole life. Leslie, her husband and new baby, return this January to visit family. She is excited to share the knowledge she has collected over the last twenty-five years living, learning and working in San Francisco and Oakland, California. 

    Leslie has taught yoga since 2006 when she completed her 200 hour training in Spinal Release Yoga. Since then, she has logged thousands of hours of teaching and formal study with her teacher Kaya Mindlin of Emeryville Yoga, where Leslie currently teaches both private and group yoga.

    Leslie’s teaching is also informed by her career as a professional dancer and choreographer as well as her work training people in a therapeutic movement system called the Gyrotonic Expansion System since 1996. In 2010, Juliu Horvath who created Gyrotonic, graduated Leslie to the level of master trainer, allowing her to teach teachers.

     

    Most recently, Leslie trained as a clinical western herbalist at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA. She finds that adding herbs into her lifestyle and movement practices brings new dimensions of health and vitality to herself and her clients alike.  

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    The Bitter End: An Introduction to Bitter Herbs, Our Missing Flavor
    Jan
    20
    6:30 PM18:30

    The Bitter End: An Introduction to Bitter Herbs, Our Missing Flavor

    "Herbalists believe that health and vitality begin in the digestive tract.” –Deb Soule

    Bitters strengthen our bodies. They improve digestion, absorption, and elimination. Bitters help us metabolize toxins, and they make us more resilient, adaptable creatures. In the past, all peoples ate bitter foods, herbs and drink, but they have gone missing from the American diet. In their absence, we often suffer digestive and metabolic stagnation which lead to a wide range of health complications, many of them very serious. So why have they gone missing from our diets?

    In this 2 hour class, Jared will introduce bitter plants and herbs that help restore our life force and our connection to the wild. We will taste bitters in various forms, discuss ways to incorporate them into cuisine, learn how to make teas, and develop a simple extract process for making digestive bitters.

    Students will have opportunity to buy a superb digestive bitters formula to begin using bitters in their daily lives.


    Jared Marchildon is a clinical western herbalist who trained at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA. He now sees clients in private practice. Almost ten years ago, Jared suffered from chronic stomach complaints and spent a year working with a medical doctor who was unable to improve his condition. After a few weeks of self-study and dietary change he went to see an acupuncturist who prescribed a big bag of Chinese herbs that brewed into a dark, bitter and mysterious tea. Shortly, Jared’s health improved drastically and he felt great. The thought occurred to him that if roots and barks and mushrooms and leaves from China worked like this, then the plants growing right around him must have properties that he could learn and apply. This experience initiated a long exploration into the healing power of plants and food. Jared continues to study and learn from the plant allies. 

    Jared also makes fermented hot sauce with aphrodisiac and adaptogenic herbs, selling them under the name SEXI SPICE. Jared courted his wife, a Little Rock native, with herbal teas and tasty, healthy dinners. They went to herbalism school together and during this time conceived a baby girl named Azulene–the blue medicinal oil found in chamomile flowers. His website is recetaspoetas.org.


    Class $30

    Bitter Formula (2oz.) $20

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    Jan
    16
    6:30 PM18:30

    Forrest Yoga with Kenna Tuggle

    Fresh from her teacher training with creatrix of Forrest Yoga, Ana Forrest, Kenna is ready and excited to introduce Forrest Yoga to Arkansas. Kenna’s classes are compassionate and engaging, combining nurturing hands-on assists with powerful cues that enable her students to go deeper, both in their practices and within themselves. Believing in the infinite potential and mystery in all of us, Kenna’s greatest ambition is to enable her students to access the power and spirit within each and every one of them. Aside from yoga, Kenna plays and teaches violin, and writes creative essays. In each of her art forms she seeks to speak the truth. She welcomes and encourages people from all walks of life to join her in the adventure of self-discovery and the magic of Forrest Yoga!
    What is Forrest Yoga?
    Created by Ana Forrest, Forrest Yoga is a dynamic yoga practice based on four pillars: Breath, Strength, Integrity, and Spirit. An incredibly empowering practice, Forrest Yoga enables students to connect to their power and spirit through delicious sequencing, long holds, and deep core work. In a Forrest class students are invited to breathe deeply, feel fully, and connect to their bodies in an authentic way. Forrest Yoga is inclusive and accessible for people of all yoga, health, and life backgrounds.

    $15

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