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Yoga Workshops and Events at Be Yoga Charlotte

kaitlin lacey yoga teacher ayurvedaAyurvedic Healthy Habits for Summer with Kaitlin Lacey

Wednesdays 4/26-5/17 11:45-1pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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In this 4 week course, you’ll learn the simple techniques yogis have been using for thousands of years to support their physical practices, while staying young and vibrant. Join Kaitlin Lacey, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach, for this deeply impactful habit change course.
•Enjoy better sleep.
•Boost your energy.
•Learn how to prepare healthy meals with very little effort.
•Improve your digestion, assimilation, and elimination.
•Learn how to take care of your body and 5 senses so you can stay healthy as we shift into fall and winter.
•Master new habits in a way that sets you up for success!
You’ll learn the basics of ayurveda along the way, and have support from your teachers and classmates.

Each lecture is recorded, and there are lots of handouts, so don’t worry if you’ll need to miss a week. Questions? Email kaitlin@beyogaclt.com

Investment: $99; Save $15 if you sign up by 4/19!
Returning Healthy Habits participants get 50% off to refine and cement their habits!

Yoga Alliance CEUs available.


briannaYoga for Healing: Book Launch and Yoga Practice with Brianna Bedigian

Friday 4/28 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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In our daily life we are most often focused outward – paying attention to other’s needs, stressing about life’s many issues and feeling the need to sprint from task to task. Having a practice in times of stress is a powerful elixir. Taking time to slow down, turn inward and establish your center serves as a soothing balm to the overtaxed mind and heart. Everyone is worthy and deserving of their own time. Remember dear heart: “You cannot pour from an empty cup.”

In this workshop Brianna will interweave several healing arts together, crafting a multisensory experience with the intent of helping you to: slow down, breathe deep, engage in the present moment and foster your connection to Self. By strengthening this sacred bond you will impact how you show up in the world and how you choose to live your life.

Please join Brianna for this ninety-minute healing ritual and step forward on your personal path to wellness.

Special Gift:

You will receive a copy of Healing Footstep to Footstep. Healing Footstep to Footstep is for anyone suffering with an illness – emotional, spiritual or physical. The willingness and intention to heal despite exhaustion and pain are often absent in stories of healing journeys. The reality is that healing begins one step at a time, often slowly and with acceptance of the self. Through storytelling, recipes, yoga lessons and meditation exercises, Brianna Bedigian takes us on a journey of Self, where all healing begins. So take a moment, quiet yourself, breathe deep, turn the pages of this beautiful book and enter the world of the Old Woman and the Girl where all healing is possible.

Practice 7:00pm to 8:30pm:
Book Signing + Tea + COOKIES (GF too) 8:30pm to 9:00pm

Please join Brianna after her workshop for refreshments – where she can sign your book and you can connect with your fellow Be Yogis.

About Brianna:

Brianna Bedigian is an author, artist, teacher and healer who utilizes her personal journey, combined with years of formal training and personal practice, to guide students locally and
nationally. Recognized as an expert in her fields of Yoga, Reiki and Hypnosis she has taught for Universities, Foundations, Museums, Hospitals and too many Yoga Studios to count. She believes that we all have the ability to heal ourselves.

Investment: $35 in advance $40 at the door


About Face Charlotte Deep Stretch Karma Class with Bethany Otten

Saturday 4/29 12:30-1:45pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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About Face Charlotte is dedicated to cultivating kindness, compassion and connection through photography, story-telling and community engagement. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey, there are 147,989 people in Mecklenburg County living in poverty. People whose world consists only of survival, and who have never experienced what it feels like to be loved. The mission of About Face Charlotte is to share the stories of some of these invisible neighbors, and to share the stories of those that serve. These are the kinds of stories that connect people to people, and help us all remember to care for each other.
Bethany Otten will lead a 75 minute deep stretch class to support the About Face Charlotte’s mission of compassion and connection.


cindy bickman pranyamaBuilding a Pranayama Practice with Cindy Bickman

Sunday 4/30 12:30pm-3:00 pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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This workshop is for you if: 1) you’ve heard that yoga is all about the breath but you aren’t quite sure how to do pranayama or why it’s used; 2) you find that you can’t quiet the mind when practicing yoga or when trying to meditate; or 3) you know how to do some breathing techniques but would like to learn more about them and how to integrate them into your daily life. This workshop will teach you why we do pranayama and when and how to practice it both on and off the mat. Learn the foundational breathing practices used to center and focus the mind; move into breathing practices used to raise energy levels; and wind down with breathing practices used to relax the nervous system for deep introspection and meditation. At the end of the workshop, you will feel empowered to take pranayama home to practice and be able to participate confidently in pranayama during group yoga classes.

Investment: $25


Shane Cuppett Foundation TrainingFoundation Training – Stretch, Strengthen & Decompress with Shane Cuppett

Sunday 4/30 12:30pm-1:45 pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Foundation Training is a new approach to physical,
structural, and neurological health. It is a simple proven method using the principles of ideal human biomechanics to correct postural imbalances and relieve pain in minutes a day at any age or fitness level. It’s the ultimate accessory to help improve any activity or movement program.

Investment: $25


Intro to Yoga with Celeste Rackley

Tuesdays 5/2-5/23 7:30-8:45pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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New to yoga and not sure where to begin? Don’t know your Down Dog from your Up Dog? Not quite ready to jump into a regular Vinyasa class? What does “vinyasa” even mean, anyway?
Take a deep breath and know that we created this workshop just for you. In this 4-week series, we’ll break down the components of a Vinyasa-style class in a fun, relaxed learning environment. A sampling of topics we will cover:
* the mechanics of key postures that are frequently taught in Vinaysa classes* how to utilize props to help you move with greater ease
* alignment concepts to prepare you to practice safely
* breathing techniques to support you on and off the yoga mat
Expect a warm, friendly learning environment where everyone is welcome…maybe even bring a friend for an extra dose of motivation and support!
Investment: $75 for all 4 weeks. Registration required. The content taught is cumulative, so please plan to attend all 4 weeks. Space is limited. No refunds or cancellations after the series has begun. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and dress to practice.


ProjectOM Restorative Slow Flow Karma Class with Kelley Barrett-Duncan

Saturday 5/13 6:00-7:15pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Be Yoga is teaming up with Manduka and studios across the country this Mother’s Day for a special event to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Project OM’s aim is to bring One Million people together on their mats Mother’s Day weekend, with all the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen.

Join Kelley the evening of May 13th for an uplifting heart-centered practice, as we join in with other yogi’s across the nation to support the millions of people affected by breast cancer


Mantra and Meditation for Fascial Release with Mara Healy

Saturday 5/13 1:00-4:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Chanting and the vehicle of mantra (mantrayana) is much misunderstood as something religious. It has been called “the easy-difficult path”…..easy to perform, but difficult to understand. Re-learn what this invaluable yoga practice is really about as you come to understand the science of sound as it relates to the vase (container) of the physical body and the body’s living-web-of-tissue (fascia). You will come away with a working knowledge of why chants are in foreign languages, why they are important to the evolution of a yoga practice and how it benefits the physical body! (Marayogini LLC)

Investment: $35

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, pen, and journal. All levels are welcome!


Deep Stretch Yoga & Acupuncture Savasana with Wendy Swanson

Friday 5/19 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Ready for 2 hours of relaxation, unwinding and de-stressing? Come back to yourself and your body with 1 ½ hours of deep stretch yoga followed by 30 minutes of acupuncture aided savasana.
•Deep Stretch: After a brief warm up we will hold longer floor based yoga poses. Be Yoga has plenty of blankets, blocks and straps to help you find a place of ease and comfort.
•Acupuncture & Savasana: Prepare to float away during this very unique 30 minute savasana. Acupuncture needles will be inserted in some of the most balancing, restoring and deeply healing points on the body (in the ear, between the eyebrows and on the top of the head).

Wendy Swanson is a board certified licensed acupuncturist with a successful practice here in Charlotte. She has been practicing acupuncture for over seven years. She is also a registered yoga instructor and owner of Be Yoga & Wellness.

Cost: $45 Space is limited, don’t wait to register!
Cancellations must be received a minimum of 24 hours in advance to receive a refund.


crystal griddingIntuitive Crystal Gridding with Katie Sutton

Saturday 5/20 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Explore your true intuition by weaving together the power of sacred geometry and crystals. Gain positive energy to support your life and desired goals by creating a crystal grid, setting an intention, and meditating with the grid. Breathe deeply and feel the flow of the universal energy of the divine through your mind, body, and spirit while taking in the healing sounds of crystal bowls, drum, flute, voice, hand pan and more. You will receive 4 crystals to take home with you for your personal crystal grid practice.

Please bring a journal for notes and any crystals you would like to be charged or to practice with. Space is limited to just 25 participants so sign up soon!

Investment: $30


Hook, Align, & Thinker: Teaching Themes that are Meaningful, Integrated, and Memorable with Kellie Daniel and Allison Modafferi Brewster

Saturday 5/20 2:00-4:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Why do certain classes stick with us? You know, the ones where we find ourselves thinking about something the teacher said, days — or years — later?
Teachers, this one’s for you! A well-crafted and deftly-delivered theme can make a great class transformative. Join longtime theme-weavers, Allison and Kellie, for a workshop/practicum into the tricks and techniques of effective, powerful theming.

Learn how to:
create simple, relatable, potent themes
expound upon your themes in meaningful ways
integrate your themes with your sequences
deepen themes with clarity and poignancy
stay authentic and grounded, while doing it!

Investment $70


RollEasana with Chrys Kub

Sunday 5/21 12:30-1:45pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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RollEasana Yoga: Roll and Release with Asana: This is Self Massage using Foam rollers and small massage balls integrated with releasing yoga postures. Join us for a practice which will help you release holding patterns, learn more about your body and how to use these techniques on your own to enhance ease and efficiency of movement, and if you are an athlete to improve your performance.

Investment: $16 or a class from your class pass


Didgeridoo Meditation and Breathwork with Dr. Matt Lyon

Saturday 6/3 12:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Dr. Matt Lyon for an afternoon of healing, deep rest, re-alignment, and joy. This will be a powerful way to invigorate and energize your new year while releasing any last unfinished business from 2016.
Dr. Lyon has been leading people into deep meditative experiences for over 25 years. In this powerful workshop you’ll learn and practice several powerful and deep Pranayama practices to settle the mind, calm the body, and awaken the spirit.

In this sublime state you’ll be led through a guided meditation by Dr. Matt as he plays the ancient instrument of tribal healing, the Didgeridoo. The didgeridoo, when played masterfully, has the powerful capacity of helping release stored tension in the body, energy blocks in the tissues, all while liberate the heart, and balancing the brain’s electrical activity.

Investment: $47
As a participant in this workshop you will also receive a take home guided meditation package (valued at $99).


Align & Refine: A Next-Level Workshop of Dedicated Students with Allison Modafferi Brewster

Thursdays 6/22-7/13 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Got the basics down? Wondering how to grow from here? This 4-week workshop is for you!

Once you’ve wrapped your head around the fundamentals of alignment, you’re ready to embody the more subtle cues that will deepen and transform your practice. A great exploratory experience for newer teachers, too, in this workshop we’ll cover:

Week 1: the rotations of the legs (and how to use your glutes)
Week 2: the rotations of the arms (love for the neck & shoulders)
Week 3: the 7 energy loops (for stability and fluidity)
Week 4: the 3+1 bandhas & focal points (for power!)
Intrigued? Then you’re ready! Not quite sure? Contact Allison with questions.
**Each week will build upon the one prior, yet you don’t need to attend all 4 to benefit… Come to as many as your schedule allows!**

Investment: $22 each, or $80 for all 4 weeks
Please bring: your mat, journal, water, and questions.


Deep Stretch with Sound Journey Savasana with Wendy Swanson, Katie Sutton, and Josh Vogt

Friday 6/23 7:00-8:15pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Allow your body, mind and spirit to be soothed and nourished by yoga and live healing music. Wendy will guide you through an gentle slow flow practice with plenty of restorative deep stretch towards the end of class. At the same time, Katie and Josh will fill you with the meditative sounds of the didgeridoo, native drum and flute, quartz and Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, chimes and many more.

Investment: $16 Drop in, or a class off your regular pass

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