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.
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.
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.