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chakraA Native Sound Journey featuring Zach McNabb, Robbie Warren, Andrew Van Blarcom & Trai Hill

Saturday 4/18 7:30-9pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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This wonderful group of local musicians use the didgeridoo, crystal bowls, tibetan singing bowls, native drumming & flute to shake lose old energy, and cultivate vibrations of comfort, love, healing, and connection with spirit. They utilize native elements to create a unique unrehearsed experience.

Express yourself with movement, or lie back and let the music wash over you. Please dress comfortably and bring cushions, yoga mats, pillows, blankets and whatever you need to be comfortable.

Tickets $25


 

angelsinneed logaSlow It Down, Stretch It Out Karma Class with Allison O’Connor and Chatham Ripple

Saturday 4/18 7-8:15m
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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With life moving so quickly, it can be difficult to slow down and pay attention to what is happening in your own body and mind. This hour and fifteen minutes Karma yoga class will focus on just that. During the first half of class, we’ll take you through a slow flow of postures aimed to stretch, tone and balance your body. The second half will be dedicated to deeper, longer holds while focusing on relaxing your body and mind. Enjoy a long, rejuvenating meditation and savasana at the end of class.

Donations go to Angels In Need, serving special needs children through after school programs and advocacy. Suggested donation is $15.


 

how the brain works (1)How the Brain Works: a 4 Week Exploration with Elizabeth Dickinson and Laura Hannon

Tuesdays 4/14-5/5 7:15-8:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Did you know that even when positive experience outnumber negative ones, the natural tendency of the brain is to remember negative experiences? Did you know this tendency developed naturally over time to help our species survive?
Join Elizabeth and Laura as they delve into the science behind the way we think. Learn about tendencies of the mind and the evolutionary reasons behind them. Gain skills to create more balance in the brain and cultivate more happiness, love, and wisdom in your life.

Each week will include: interactive teachings, experiential exercises and time for group Q&A throughout. We will start each session with a light yoga practice and short meditation to get our minds and bodies primed to learn.

4/14 Week 1: Negativity Bias: Understanding the Causes of Suffering
4/21 Week 2: Taking in the Good: Finding Balance and the Nature of Happiness
4/28 Week 3: Two Wolves in the Heart: Cultivating Compassion, Creating Healthy Boundaries
5/5 Week 4: Inner Wisdom: Connecting Deeply to our Inner Truth

Please bring: Yoga mat, water, a journal if you like to take notes
Cost: $65 for 4 weeks. $20 for a drop in session.


 

IMG_1328Arm Balancing Workshop with Ashley Voyer

Saturday 4/25 2-4pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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In this playful workshop, Ashley will teach you the foundations of arm balances that support you from earth to air. We’ll build heat in the body and core muscles so we’re connected to them when we fly!
A wise teacher once said arm balances are like connecting the dots. Each time you attempt it, you connect another dot. Eventually enough dots connect that you have lift-off! We will support this practice by making connections to the foundation and earth, your core, your heart and center of gravity, and your breath.

*It is recommended you have taken at least 10 yoga classes prior to this workshop*

Bring your mat, towel, water bottle, and a playful attitude!

Investment: $30


 

karenrogich1Breathing and Meditation with Karen Rogich

Saturday 4/25 2-3pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Did you know that proper breathing is one of the most important things you can do for your health? Not just life sustaining or for relaxation, our breath has the power to energize and heal our bodies and minds.

Join Karen Rogich, Certified Health Coach, to learn the basics of proper breathing techniques, various breathing exercises for relaxation, energizing and health, and practice your breath work in a grounded, supportive, group setting. In addition, Karen will teach you the basics of mediation, share various styles of meditation and take you through a mediation session. Couple your breath work with a meditation practice and you have the potential to transform your life.

Bring your yoga mat and a journal. Handouts will be provided. Whether this is your first time or you have a solid breathing and meditation practice, you will not want to miss this – all designed to de-stress, refresh and send you into the rest of the day in the best of way!

Cost: $15


 

EGY_9714bUniversal Yoga – Cross-mat Practice with Mara Healy

Sunday 4/26/15 12:30-2:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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The Cross-Mat Mandala Class is a Universal Yoga method that skillfully integrates asanas, vinyasas, & turns on the mat with pranayamas, mantras and internal awareness. Two mats crossed in a “plus sign” allow for more creative freedom, a wider array of sequencing patterns and greater efficiency of practice. The class is intelligently paced and open to any level of practitioner. It is a method of practice that supports supple-stability of the body, wise use of energy and clarity of mind.

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

Next Dates: 6/7 and 9/20


 

Marcia fix_0704-61015 Element Water Flow w/ Marcia Brown

Friday 5/1/15 7-8:15pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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5Elements Water Flow is a nurturing, rejuvenating yoga class incorporating fluid vinyasa, tai chi and circular wave motion throughout the body with a focus on soft pacing and instruction. This is a nourishing, slow-flow yoga class with the intent to cultivate inner balance from depletion, stress, and over-stimulation. The fluid movements of this practice lubricate all of the joints in the body and support increased spinal mobility, range of motion, and balance. 5Elements Water Flow is a full body vinyasa practice with an emphasis on shoulder opening and the six movements of the spine.

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


 

WassistKLDeep Stretch Yoga & Acupuncture Savasana with Wendy Swanson

Saturday 5/2 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. Space is limited, don’t wait to register!

Next Dates: 9/26 and 11/4 also at Be Yoga Dilworth


 

yoga 2013Family Yoga Playshop with Tracy Mott

Sunday 5/3 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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In this monthly family yoga playshop kids and parents will explore themes such as change, mindfulness, love, focus, patience, and teamwork. These themes are woven into classes where students will learn tools to unite body, mind and heart. Moving our bodies through poses, playing games, practicing meditation (walking and seated), breath-work, and reflection are just a few of the ways kids and parents can learn to take care of themselves, de-stress, use their energy more effectively, quiet their minds, gain balance, and get along with themselves and others.

Cost: $7 per person, child or adult

Next Date: 6/7


 

Gina5Intuition and Introduction to Energy Healing with Gina Spriggs

Thursdays 5/7 and 5/14 7:15-8:45pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Thursday May 7th – Intuition

Intuition “defined” is “…the ability to acquire knowledge without reason or rational thought.”
We all have flashes of spontaneous psychic phenomenon in our lives (the person who pops in your head – then you hear from or “bump into” them, the dream that comes true…)…but we often write it off – or at best don’t believe we can proactively access that ability within ourselves.
Join Holistic Intuitive Gina Spriggs, as she introduces a failsafe method to access your gifts!
Walk away from this session having done your own reading.
Required materials: 3 Questions you would liked answered, on 3 sheets of paper – each question/paper numbered.
Cost $35

Thursday May 14th – Introduction to Energy Healing

More and more people from all walks of life are recognizing that Western Medicine addresses symptoms while Eastern Medicine determines cause of illness. For this reason, people now add “energy medicine” to their personal healing toolkit.
If you are one of those people still scratching your head at “how it all works” (or just want to learn more) Join Holistic Intuitive Gina Spriggs (who practices Chakra Clearing and Balancing, Acutonic Sound Therapy, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, EMF, Crystal Therapy and Radical Foregiveness) as she de-mystifies energy healing, and experience personal healing in the process.
Required Materials: An Open Mind and a physical or emotional issue.
Cost $35

Sign up for both and pay only $60 ($10 Savings!)


 

Elizabeth Edited meditationSlow Flow with Extended Chanting Savasana with Elizabeth Dickinson

Saturday 5/9 5-7pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Elizabeth for a rich and wonderful yoga experience. If you know and love her chanting at the end of her classes, then you are in for a real treat.

In this 2 hour experience we will warm the body up with a challenging and meditative style of slow flow. After building heat we will slowly wind the body down through longer holds to prepare the body for deep relaxation. We will then transition into a 20 minute supported savasana, where the real journey begins.

While you are in your supported savasana, Elizabeth will share with you her love of song (and her beautiful voice), transporting you into a deeply connected and healing place within yourself. Come experience this very special evening of music and deep renewal with Elizabeth!

$25
sign up by 4/19 and get $5 off


 

Chelisa-fix_0704-6127Mother’s Day Hip Opening Workshop with Chelisa Alavedra

Sunday 5/10 2-4pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Many of us carry too much tension in our hip joints from stressful lives and sitting in chairs for many hours. During this workshop, we will explore the 6 ranges of motion in the hip joint and build a sequence incorporating all ranges of motion to gently bring more openness to the hips. Celebrate yourself as a mother, and celebrate the mothers in your life on this special day!

Cost: $24 per person, $20 if you sign up by May 1st.

This workshop is open to all levels (Moms of any age, daughters and sons age 14 and up). Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and dress to practice.


 

photoDidgeridoo Deep Stretch with Zach McNabb and Wendy Swanson

Sunday 5/10 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

Next Date: 6/14


 

elizabethdrumming1 (2)Kirtan: Music for Fun and Devotion with Elizabeth Dickinson

Saturday 5/16/15 7-8:15pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Elizabeth with a monthly celebration of yoga of the heart–bhakti yoga–through singing/chanting and playing music! The call and response style of kirtan is easy to follow and can be deeply transformative and heart opening. Join us and your community while we raise our vibration together. Bring drums or other percussion instruments and join in! We come together to connect to ourselves and to connect to one another. Jai ma!

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

Next Dates: 6/20 and 7/11


 

Rollasana: Yoga for Athletes with Chrys KubDSC_0168

Sunday 5/17 12:30-1:45pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Using foam rolling integrated into a yoga sequence, this class will explore how to release soft tissue and refine body movements leading to improved performance efficiency for the athlete.

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


 

PicForBeYogaAre you feeling stuck? Searching for your happiness? with Amanda Marie

Sunday 5/17 8-12pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Are you feeling stuck in life? Searching for your happiness? Wanting a change but unsure of how to make it happen? Join us for a heart filling, empowering day of yoga/ meditation and learn from motivational coach and yoga instructor Amanda Marie. Please bring a yoga mat, cushion to sit on, water bottle, change of clothes (something comfortable if you would like to change after practice). Healthy snacks and personalized journal provided.

Investment: $50


 

Anje & GregLive Music and Yoga with Greg LaBarbera and Anje Seufert

Friday 5/29 7:30-9pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Anje Seufert and Greg LaBarbera for a very special evening of live music and yoga. Be transported on a wondrous journey of reflection, gentle flow, deep stretch and relaxation, all while being embraced by the meditative sounds of guitar, bamboo flute and the rare steel handpan.
Space will be limited for this event so register early. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and dress to practice.

Cost: $20.00


 

Lynda DrummingAn Introduction to Shamanic Journeying with Lynda Boozer

Saturday 5/30 2-4pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Shamanic journeying is a meditative tool used for centuries by indigenous cultures worldwide. Responding to the “heartbeat” rhythm of percussion instruments such as drums or rattles, the journeyer is led into a trance state where he or she can be guided to receive help with challenges, increased power, or companionship along life’s pathways. One can be guided to meet power animals and to visit support in what is termed the upper, middle or lower world. In this workshop, Lynda will introduce participants to the shamanic path and the tool of journey drumming. She will lead us through several journeys which will help us remember our connection to the Spirit in all life and to the fullness of support and power available to us.

Investment: $35


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Intro to Yoga: Align & Flow with Kellie Jackson Daniel

Thursdays 6/4-6/25 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. 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.


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WL15_300x250_practiceWanderlust

6/5-6/7
Location: Snow Shoe, WV

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Whether you’re an experienced yogi, meditator or are brand new to practice, you can create your ideal day at Wanderlust. There are classes for all levels, from beginner to expert, as well as a wide variety of practice styles and venue types. Mix in meditation or relaxing yin classes with sweaty, uplifting vinyasa, or challenge yourself with something completely new like standup paddleboard yoga or aerial yoga. Feel the energy of hundreds of yogis moving together in our flagship outdoor venue, get a lift to the top of the mountain to practice under the skies at 6,000 feet, or drop into an intimate, indoor class accompanied by a live musician or DJ. Each festival offers a taste of internationally recognized teachers as well as top local instructors.


 

IMG_3664Inversions 101 with Andy Chen

Saturday 6/6 1-3:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to get into that inversion that looks just down right scary? Have you ever wished you had more time in class to figure them out? Join me as we explore some of the most common inversions you would encounter in a class. We will break down the principles of inversions to create a solid foundation, and practice step-by-step techniques that will help you get into inversions. We will use the wall, props, and partners to practice in a safe and comfortable environment. Practicing inversions can bring about a beautiful confidence in your practice and in your life!

Investment: $40

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


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Yin Yang Workshop with CJ Lawing and Kellie Jackson Daniel

Saturday 6/20 2-4:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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“Heavy is the root of light and Stillness the Master of Action.” — Tao de Ching

CJ will begin by leading a 1 hour Yin (passive) practice, a restorative practice offering the opportunity to experience internal energy movement in the framework of stillness. The postures are typically relaxed into and from 3-5 minutes. The luxury of time allows you to immerse yourself in the subtlety and nuances of the connective tissues, tendons, organs and inner energetics of the body.
Once the layers of the body have surrendered and the energy of the body is flowing at deeper levels, Kellie will lead you into a into a 1 hour Yang (active) class. This portion of the class will focus on the muscular realm of the body, moving through a more vigorous flow of standing postures linked with the breath. Although this part of the class is more active, less effort will be needed due to the heightened energy flow from the prior practice of stillness. The combination of these practices done in tandem will nourish the body and provide deep renewal.

We will hold a 15 minutes discussion at both the beginning and end for a brief discussion about the theory and philosophy to give an enriching context for this practice.

Price: $40.00


 

Elizabeth Edited meditationDemystifying Meditation: Bringing New Life into an Ancient Practice with Elizabeth Dickinson

Saturday 7/18 2-4:30
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Wikipedia compares the word meditation to the word sports. From ice-skating to field hockey, there is a sport for every person and every mood. The same is true for meditation.
Join Elizabeth for fun, dynamic and light-hearted teaching and experiential as she shares her personal 22-year relationship with meditation, debunks common misconceptions about what meditation is, and creates an accessible (and dare-she-say exciting and empowering) road map for your journey inward.

Whether you are new to meditation or have been meditating for years, you will walk away with a fresh understanding of how rewarding this practice can be, and how to easily incorporate it into your day-to-day life.

This workshop will include: teachings, stories, group meditation, Q&A sessions, short journaling activities, and we’ll end with a super-yummy Yoga Nidra guided relaxation.

Please bring your yoga mat, journal, pen, and dress to practice. If you have one you might like to bring a meditation cushion or stool.

Investment: $35

Early Bird Pricing: $28 if you sign up by 7/1!


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Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa with Carrie Williams

Thursdays 7/30-8/20 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!

Carrie Williams, 500RYT, ERYT is an experienced yoga teacher well-trained in teaching yoga to all levels of students, and especially enjoys introducing yoga to brand new beginners. Carrie considers it her mission to help others feel better in their bodies and live with more joy and purpose through yoga retreats, trainings, and customized 1:1 sessions.

Investment: $60 for all 4 weeks. Cost: $60 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.


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Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa with Celeste Rackley

Tuesdays 9/8-9/29 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: $60 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.


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Empowered Parenting with Kristen Oliver

Saturday 9/12 2-4:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Do you want more peace and ease in your family?
Are you struggling to meet the demands of your busy life as a parent?
Move from chaos, challenge and frustration to true connection, harmony and cooperation by recognizing the power your thoughts (and the underlying needs of your child) have on your family experience.

This experiential workshop incorporates a variety of spiritual and science-based concepts and techniques to empower parents/caregivers to identify and release hidden negative patterns and underlying beliefs that are keeping the family living the same difficult cycles over and over. Through interactive lecture and discussion, Parents will learn a specific four-step process to invoke powerful change and bring forth a more connected family life.
Kristen Oliver is an integrative occupational therapist, speaker and owner of a private practice in Charlotte. Through one-on-one and group work, she empowers individuals and families to create miracles in their lives! She is also finishing her first book: The Connected Parent: Uncovering the Hidden Peace.

Please bring paper, pencil and area of struggle you are ready to see shift in your life.

Investment: $47, early bird price of $35 when you sign up by 9/1/15