Kindle the Inner Light: A Solstice Evening of Yoga Practice and Philosophy with Sarah Faircloth and Bill Mahoney

Saturday 12/20 7:30-9:45pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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The winter solstice is a perfect time for us to remember yogic qualities that can allow the generous heart to share its light. This evening we will hear short teachings from the Bhagavad Gita, a foundational source of yoga philosophy that can help us remember the value of truthfulness, forgiveness, humility and courage and other qualities to a deep yogic practice. Cultivating them, we align our spirits with a strong yet peaceful inner light that can illumine our steps as we bring ourselves to our lives in the world.
Our Winter Solstice evening will weave the following practices together:
• Asana (poses) for all levels

• Pranayama (breathing)

• Contemplation

• Meditation

• Discussion based on a sacred text

William K. Mahony, PhD, is Professor of Religion at Davidson College and is known in the international yoga community for his informed and warm teaching that is accessible to students at all levels. Bill has written numerous books and articles on the spiritual traditions of India, including those based on the Upanishads, and has a deep understanding for the yogic life grounded in over four decades of his own spiritual practice. He always enjoys teaching with Sarah.

Sarah Faircloth has shared her passion and love for yoga for more than a decade. She leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and public classes students of to all levels. She is known for her playful and knowledgeable presentation. She adores teaching with Bill.

Cost: $45. Get the early bird special of $35 if you register before December 15!

Bring along a yoga mat, comfortable cushion, and a journal.


EGY_9714bUniversal Yoga Cross Mat Practice with Mara Healy

Sunday 12/21 12:30-2:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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The poses that we place our body into are designed to be tools rather than goals. The practice begins once one develops an awareness of breath patterns, attitudes, thoughts and emotions that arise as a consequence of staying in the challenging circumstances (aka the poses). You develop a strong sense of center, and equanimity as a result of staying with challenge while breathing deeply, rather than allowing yourself to fall into old, comfortable patterns of reaction.

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


IMG_2558New Years Eve Candle Lit Deep Stretch with Wendy Swanson

Wednesday 12/31 6-7:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Enjoy a relaxing class made up entirely of floor postures, suitable for all body types and experience levels. A perfect way to ease into the new year!

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


AMBSmoothieThe 3rd annual New Year (R)evolution! with Allison Modafferi Brewster

Jan 3rd-Jan 31st, 2015 Meetings: Saturdays 4:30-6:00pm, Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Saturdays at Be Yoga Dilworth and Wednesdays at local restaurants and health food stores

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Cost of the New Year (R)evolution: $350

Sign up by Dec 27th and save! Early Bird Price: $295 (use code EARLYBIRD at checkout)

In this month-long workshop, receive:

  • Guided practices & nutrition
  • Saturday afternoon meetings at Be Yoga Dilworth (1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31) + recordings if you can’t attend live
  • Wednesday evening gatherings at health food stores & restaurants (1/7, 1/13, 1/28) + meditation class (1/21)
  • Ayurvedic nutrition tips & Vegetarian cooking classes
  • Downloadable “Design Your Detox” Cleanse Guide
  • Support for your yoga & your life
  • Guidance to develop home practices
  • Ayurvedic practices to support your yoga, health, & happiness
  • Discounts on yoga & coaching sessions with Allison
  • Community support & friendship
  • Saturdays 4:30-6:00pm, enjoy:
  • Yoga asana
  • Meditation & Pranayama
  • Ayurveda for balanced wellness
  • One-on-one & group discussion
  • Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm, learn from local experts!
  • Q & A with Dr. Sheila Kilbane of Infinite Health + Cleanse prep with Allison
  • Vegan cooking with Chef Julia of Nourish
  • Meditation with Jenn White of Embodied Bliss
  • Fermented Foods with Chef Clark of Heirloom
  • The New Year (R)evolution. It’s a new year. Resolve to evolve!


yoga 2013Monthly Family Yoga Play Shops – First Sunday of Each Month with Tracy Mott

Sunday 1/4 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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The holiday season is busy for families: commitments, travelling, hosting out of town guests, running to and fro!! This can create stress and anxiety for kids and parents. In this monthly family yoga class, kids and parents will explore themes such as gratitude, 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. Cheers to a grateful, calm, and loving holiday season!!!

Cost: Just $7 per child or adult


New to Yoga? Build confidence and strength in one of Be Yoga’s Intro Series

New to yoga and not sure where to begin? Our Intro Series are the perfect place for you. Expect a warm, friendly learning environment where everyone is welcome…maybe even bring a friend for an extra dose of motivation and support!

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Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa

Teacher: Celeste Rackley

Dates: Tuesdays 1/6-1/27 7:15-8:30pm

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Intro to Yoga: Align & Flow

Teacher: Kellie Jackson Daniel

Dates: Thursdays 1/8-1/29 7:30-8:45pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa

Teacher: Ashley Voyer

Dates: Thursdays 1/8-1/29 9:30-10:45am OR Thursdays 2/5-2/26 9:30-10:45am

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa

Teacher: Carrie Williams

Dates: Thursdays 2/5-2/26 7:30-8:45pm

Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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F60C8190Intro to Yoga: Universal

Teacher: Mara Healy

Dates: Tuesdays 7:15-8:45pm, 2/3-3/10/15  (6 weeks)

Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Investment: $60 for 4 week series, $90 for 6 week series. Space is limited. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and dress to practice.


WassistKLDeep Stretch Yoga & Acupuncture Savasana with Wendy Swanson

Saturday 1/10/15 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!


photoDidgeridoo Deep Stretch with Zach McNabb and Wendy Swanson

Sunday 1/11 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


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

Saturday 1/17 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


409014_2843513614454_1455898399_n(1)7 Steps to Happiness (And why you’ll only need 3!) with Gina Spriggs

Saturday 1/24/15 1-3pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

Space is limited, save your spot!

Looking for more happiness, health and love? Join Gina Spriggs as she helps you understand the 7 basic energy types, and how they apply to all of us. You will learn your distinct type so you can immediately use advanced energy laws to live a happier life.
Gina Spriggs is a local published author, Internationally renowned Holistic Intuitive and Intuitive Development Mentor. She has appeared on Fox46, CBS Radio and several national magazines highlighting her intuitive skills.

Please bring a journal and something to write with.

Investment: $50


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

Saturday 2/21/15 Time TBD
Location: TBD

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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.

Cost: $35