EGY_9310aThe ABC’s of Universal Yoga: Authentic, Balanced,Creative Practice Series for ALL LEVELS with Mara Healy

Tuesdays 9/2-9/23 7:15-8:45pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Mara to dive inward through a 4-class asana series in the Universal Yoga method! Open to any level of yoga student. Mara leads students through a totally balanced practice, creatively weaving asanas, vinyasas, turns on the mat, breathing methods, and guided techniques for turning attention inward to create a serene atmosphere for personal development. The Universal Yoga method provides each student with a personalized practice that is enhanced through the group dynamic. Beginners are completely supported. Experienced practitioners are provided challenging options to test the equanimity of breath and mind.

Investment: $60 for all 4 weeks or drop in for $15

What to bring: water bottle, yoga mat, and a towel

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Kundalini Yoga for the Immune System & Healing with Sarah Olin

Saturday 9/27 2-4:30 Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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We live in a pretty fast paced world. To keep up, we need a strong & healthy immune system. There’s an old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In this workshop, we will learn a breath for health and radiance. We will practice a dynamic yoga set to build the immune system and to keep your body running optimally. This set also supports digestion and the metabolism and helps you move through life with the heart of a warrior. We will also meditate deeply for healing and strength.

Sarah Olin has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2006 in NYC and relocated to Charlotte in 2013. While in NYC, Sarah founded Relax Already, a company that brings yoga and meditation to the workplace. Sarah has an extremely down-to-earth approach to teaching yoga and meditation and is thrilled to be sharing Kundalini Yoga with Charlotte. Sarah is a life coach, teacher and mama. Learn more about Sarah here: saraholincoaching.com

Please bring a pen, journal, yoga mat, water bottle, and dress to practice.

Investment: $30

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September 27th, 2014 from 5pm-6pm
Be Yoga Dilworth

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Join Audrey on Saturday afternoon for an energetic Vinyasa class. This is a donatoin Vinyasa Class- all proceeds will go to support ourBridge, an organization that helps refugees and immigrants during transition. Click here to find out more.  

Minimum $10 OR an item off of the needed list found here.

Celeste fix_0704-5746Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa, 4 Week Series with Celeste Rackley

Tuesdays 9/30-10/21 7:15-8:30pm 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: $60 for all 4 weeks. Space is limited. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and dress to practice.

WassistKLDeep Stretch Yoga & Acupuncture Savasana with Wendy Swanson

Saturday 10/4 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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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, save $5 if you register by September 26th. Space is limited, don’t wait to register!

photoDidgeridoo Deep Stretch with Zach McNabb and Wendy Swanson

Sunday 10/5 6:15-7:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Enjoy our most popular class with didgeridoo vibrations provided by Zach McNabb. The didgeridoo is an indigenous Australian instrument that is best known for its healing tones and deep vibrations. It’s a perfect addition to Deep Stretch, which is a relaxing class made up entirely of floor postures, suitable for all body types and experience levels.

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

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Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa with Carrie Williams

Thursdays 10/9-10/30 7:30-8:45pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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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: $60 for all 4 weeks. Space is limited. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and dress to practice.

WEB_fixR_0634-0969Unraveling the Sutras: The Evolution of Yoga Philosophy with Allison Modafferi Brewster, Kellie Jackson Daniel, Sarah Faircloth, and Marcy Goldstein PhD

Saturday and Sunday 10/11-10/12 Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Studying spiritual texts has the power to transform your everyday life and practices. Enrich your asana by contemplating the wisdom of The Yoga Sutras, Siva Sutras, and Bhakti Sutras (on and off the mat!) with yoga teachers Kellie Jackson Daniel, Allison Modafferi Brewster, and Sarah Faircloth. Explore the significance of these sutras in regards to the evolution of Yoga philosophy, and enjoy an educational tour of the history of Yoga with Sanskrit and Yoga scholar Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.. Deepen your knowledge of the living tradition of Yoga, unravel long-held beliefs, and grow in your personal experience of your practice!

Saturday Oct 11th The Yoga Sutras (lecture & practice) 1-3:30 History of Yoga (lecture with Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.) 3:30-6

Sunday Oct 12th The Siva Sutras (lecture & practice) 1-3:30 The Bhakti Sutras (lecture & practice) 3:30-6

Investment: $200 for whole weekend or $50/segment Early Bird Price by Oct 1st: $175

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marty close upBeyond Foam Rolling: Understanding muscle pain and dysfunction and therapeutic solutions for Yoga teachers and the serious Yogi with Marty Kestin

Saturday 10/18 2-6pm Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Topics Covered:

· When movement hurts and the 4 arenas of pain

· The case for muscle – the orphan of medicine

· The nervous system, pain and movement: Why yoga rocks as chronic pain treatment

· Strategies for shoulders and neck: Undoing impingements and freeing up the scapula: key muscle and their complaints. Key muscles of the neck in returning the head over the shoulder girdle.

· Strategies for low back and hips: Overlooked causes of back pain. Low back kinesiology. Key muscles and their complaints.

· Strategies for knees: align the ankle and hip for a better knee, exploring the quadriceps and other thigh musculature.

· Wrist issues (Time permitting): Discussion of the over diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome and more likely culprits to wrist and hand pain.

Key advantages for teachers taking this workshop:

· Deepen your understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, muscle dysfunction and apply this knowledge to assisting students out of pain.

· Learn to identify major muscles in the shoulders, hips and low back that, when dysfunctional, cause pain in specific asanas, movement and rest.

· Learn to self-treat these dysfunctional muscles, and how to teach students to self-treat with therapy balls, fingers and rollers.

· You will learn how to distinguish between muscle and joint pain you can work with and when to refer to the doctor. Examples: A students says,’ouch this posture hurts,” or “it’s been hurting like this for a while,” or my doctor thinks its arthritis,” or “dropping into chatarranga the front of my shoulder hurts,” or “my knee hurts in pigeon or triangle pose.”

The past 5 years have brought three different medical doctors to my office; a neurologist, an orthopedic surgeon and an internist / nephrologist:

Not one of these medical doctors knew about muscle dysfunction. Each of their chief complaints (shoulder pain and impingement, a neck issue and plantar fasciitis) were alleviated by trigger point and muscle therapy followed by restorative postures and exercise. Not either but both together give you a very big bang for your buck. My three MD clients are no longer hurting and all amazed at the simplicity and power of properly applied manual and movement therapy. I have been compelled for years to share this info with professional therapists in continuing education classes and in layman workshops, but it’s time to add another layer to this work: The empowered Yogi via the more knowledgeable Yoga teacher. I hope you will join in learning together. Marty Kestin

Yoga Alliance approved CEU’s available. Contact mkestin@ensomabodyworks.com with questions.

Investment: $79, $69 if you sign up by 10/8/14

EGY_8851bbKoshas, Kleshas & Karma: Skillfulness in Yoga with Mara Healy

Saturday 10/25 2-5pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Yoga gives priority to the internal and the subtle over the external and obvious. Explore the subtle aspects and interwoven nature of body and mind (nervous system) to discover how those subtle aspects impact an on-the-mat practice! Using a fundamental understanding of the koshas (sheaths of the Self), along with qualities of chakras and the three main threads of practice in yoga (body, breath, mind), we will explore the afflictions, and obstacles that hinder progress in practice. This session lays the foundation for sequencing strategies that give us access to a balanced body, breath and mind. (Marayogini LLC)

Investment: $35

All levels welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, notebook, and pen.

WassistKLBe Yoga’s Wellness and Craft Open House

Saturday 11/1 2:30-5pm Location: Be Yoga Carmel

This is an incredible opportunity to meet our highly skilled healers, wellness practitioners, therapeutic yoga instructors, and advanced yoga private teachers. Participants will have the chance to sign up for 20 minute mini-sessions in various modalities including acupuncture, intuitive healing, integrative therapy, life coaching and thai yoga. We will also have yoga instructors available for 20 minute free private lessons. There will be amazing hand crafted jewelry, paintings, yoga blocks and more for purchase all made by Be Yoga staff and their families. You can make your free mini session appointment today at <ahref=mailto”appointments@beyogaclt.com”>appointments@beyogaclt.com. This special event is not to be missed! 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 2B, Charlotte, NC.

IMG_1897 croppedIntro to Yoga: Align & Flow with Kellie Jackson

Thursdays 11/6-12/4 (except Thanksgiving) 7:30-8:45pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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This 4 week introduction series will provide a better understanding of what yoga is, how this practice can help reduce stress, and to experience basic yoga postures pain free! You will learn alignment principles that will become the foundation for a strong and healthy practice in a safe, supportive and fun environment with time for questions. This series prepares you to enter the Align & Flow classes.
This series is perfect for you, if you:

  • Are brand new to yoga in general or new to the Align & Flow style
  • Your friends and family keep dropping hints you need a yoga class
  • You tell people you can’t do yoga because you are not flexible
  • Want to learn how to reduce stress and calm your nervous system (hence your family and friends suggestion to try yoga)
  • Want to have fun and meet some warm, caring people in our community
  • If you are 15 years or older

Cost: $60 for all 4 weeks, Registration Required, Space is Limited

Matt LyonComing Home To Your Soul: Sacred and Sensual Music to Bring you Home with Dr. Matt Lyon and Friends

Friday 11/7 7:30-9:30pm Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Dr. Matt Lyon and friends for an evening of guided meditation and sacred music to help you descend into the depths of your Heart. This is for souls who feel a yearning for the Real and for a return to an Ocean of Peace. This is for weary world travellers who would like to rest their heads and hearts a while and come Home to a place we never left. This event will empower the arc of your life with the Truth of Who you are – your own very Soul. Join us in sacred music, fellowship, refreshing truth.

Cost: $25

Dress comfortably, and bring items to support a comfortable reclining meditation (yoga mat, pillow, blanket, eye pillow, bolsters etc.)

EGY_8232dMantra & Meditation for Fascial Release with Mara Healy with Mara Healy

Saturday 11/8 2-5pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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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!

F60C8190Refuge for Tight Shoulders! Learn, Practice & Assist Poses for Arms Safely with Mara Healy

Saturday 12/6 1-4pm Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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This session highlights how creating a balance between strength and flexibility in the shoulders supports nervous-system “unlearning” (freeing yogis of their bio-mechanical patterns and habits in traps, rhomboids and deltoids). Mara will lead a short practice through which students will get an easy introduction deeply focused on 8 basic arm asanas that provide the six fundamental ranges of mobility for shoulders. Mara will review how stability creates the perfect foundation for mobility, and teach simple hands-on methods guiding students into creating their own depth in each arm asana. Some simple anatomy included, all levels are welcome. (Marayogini LLC)

Investment: $35

What to bring: yoga mat, water bottle, and towel