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Workshops and Events at Be Yoga Charlotte

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Dreaming for Abundance and Personal Growth Workshop with Katie Sutton

Saturday 8/1 12:30-2:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Dreaming doesn’t just happen while you sleep; dreaming means opening yourself up to guidance, healing and creativity beyond the everyday doldrums. Our lives become happier and more abundant when we learn to become active dreamers. Katie Sutton Vogt will use games and discussion to teach us about remembering dreams, manifesting abundance through dream work and using dreams to move past emotional blocks. In addition, she will teach us about “day” dreaming, bringing the active dreaming mindset into our everyday life and learning to open ourselves up to everyday synchronicities. Katie will close the session with a guided sound journey so you can practice what you have learned. You will leave energized to get started on (or restart) your dreaming journey!
Katie Sutton Vogt is an Aerial Yoga Instructor here at Be Yoga South and an Integrative Reiki and Cold Wave Laser Therapist.

Investment: $35


 

wendyBeachNamasteGoddess Within Workshop with Wendy Swanson

Saturday 8/8 2-4:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Listen closely and you may hear the call of your own goddess within. Using yoga, dance, chanting, myth, imagination and meditation we will together get to know our own unique goddess. Be prepared to burn away obstacles, tap into your own wise intuition and hear your divine feminine voice. This workshop will have you up and moving as well as sitting in deep meditation.

Wendy brings her 25 years of women’s spirituality, natural healing and yoga to infuse this workshop with humble yet powerful Goddess energy.

Cost: $45


 

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

Saturday 8/8/15 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 Date: 9/12


 

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Sunday 8/9 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: 8/9


 

photoDidgeridoo Deep Stretch with Zach McNabb and Wendy Swanson

Sunday 8/9 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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Taming the Inner Critic Workshop with Elizabeth Dickinson

Saturday 8/15 2-4:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Whether you are on your yoga mat, at dinner with friends or looking in the mirror in the morning, there are two things that are pretty certain: you are breathing, and your inner critic is right there with you. It’s part of the nature of being human. The good news is that your inner critic DOESN’T have to run the show. There are some very effective things you can do to get the power back so that you can live your life with more freedom, peace, and ease.
In this workshop you will learn:
– what the inner critic is
– how it has developed over time
– how to recognize it
– how it relates to the ego and to ego activity
– how it relates to the stress response
– how to disengage from it and gain space
– exercises you can do to keep it at bay

August 15th at Carmel Rd at 1pm-3pm
$35, early bird save $7 so it’s $28 until August 1st


 

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Sunday 8/16 2-4pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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A comprehensive 2-hour practice incorporating Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Mantra and Meditation. Experience one of the most well rounded yoga practices in the yoga world today. We’ll incorporate complimentary techniques to improve overall well-being. This practice transcends layers of the physical, energetic, mental/emotional bodies. Leave the practice with a sense of clarity and connection to your inner teacher. Some yoga experience is recommended and yoga teachers are encouraged to attend.

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


 

LauraYogiDeep Stretch and Yoga Nidra Savasana with Laura Hannon

Friday 8/21 7-8:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Get a blissful start to your weekend with a special deep stretch class. We’ll start with seated and supine poses to relax your body then finish class with a 20 minute savasana and guided yoga nidra practice. Yoga nidra, or “yogic sleep”, invites to a place of deep calm, clarity and quiet. It restores our body, senses and mind to their natural function, a state of relaxation, and allows us to feel deeply connected and whole.

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


 

24 Hours of Booty, Karma Yoga, Be GoodPowerful Flow Donation Class for 24 Hours of Booty with Grace Millsap

Saturday 8/22 2pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Help us raise money for 24 Hours of Booty, a local charity that funds cancer research.

When moving with your breath, you not only oxygenate your body, but train your mind to be focused and aware – building coordination, strength, and stamina.This class is designed to challenge and inspire, and is perfect for those looking to move, flow, and grow! In the warm up, flow between poses with one breath per movement, then hold poses once your body is prepared for deeper postures. Challenge yourself with transitions, too, and enjoy a short floor work sequence at the end of class to prepare your body for savasana. We suggest taking 10 flow classes before attending Powerful Flow classes.

Suggested Donation: $10-$20


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Girish at Be Yoga!

Thursday 8/27
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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Live Music and Yoga with Girish, 5:45pm
Experience the magic of live music – powerful Sanskrit chants set to modern melodies – while you practice yoga with your favorite yoga teacher. Let go and let your yoga flow through the beats and rhythms of Girish’s soul stirring tunes. Class ends with a Sanskrit lullaby during savasana followed by one call and response chant. This is a truly magical and incredible musical and yoga experience that allows you to go deeper into your practice and your body.

Cost: $20 per session if you register in advance, $25 the day of

Kirtan with Girish, 8pm
Girish, an accomplished musician of many genres, former monk infused in spiritual practice, loving wordsmith linking lyrics and rhythm in a blissful musical event, sings traditional Sanskrit mantras with a modern, funky, yet deeply devotional twist. Accompanied by his amazing band, Girish invites his audience at his kirtan concert to participate by singing along, call and response chanting, and dancing. Girish has been recommended and featured in “O, The Oprah Magazine”, “Yoga Journal” “Spirituality and Health Magazine”, “LA Yoga Magazine”, “Common Ground” and “Yogi Times.” Girish’s original music catalog of five albums is popular in yoga studios and music festivals all over the world, and his “Mantras and Music” book will be published by Simon and Schuster January 2016.

Cost: $20 per session if you register in advance, $25 the day of


 

DanielleIntro to Yoga: Align & Flow with Danielle Wheeler

Thursdays 9/3-9/24 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: $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.


 

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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: $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.


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Empowered Parenting Workshop 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


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Restorative Deep Stretch with Meditative Handpan & Native Flute with Greg LaBarbera and Wendy Swanson

Friday 9/18 7-8:30pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Unwind your body, mind and spirit with restorative deep stretch accompanied by the soothing tones of the handpan and native flutes. Enjoy long supported holds encouraging deep release while allowing your senses to be bathed by live healing music.

Greg LaBarbera, is a professional musician and registered yoga teacher, he will be playing handpan and flute. Wendy Swanson, is a healer, licensed acupuncturist and registered yoga teacher, she will be guiding you through gentle, restorative deep stretch yoga.

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

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 the day of


EGY_9714bUniversal Yoga – Cross-Mat Master Class with Mara Healy

Sunday 9/20/15 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 Date: 10/25


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Yoga for Runners with Sonya Pfeiffer

Sundays 9/20 and 9/27 2-3:15pm
Location: Be Yoga Dilworth

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This effective workshop, taught by Be Yoga’s Sonya Pfeiffer, RYT-500, integrates movement, strength and breath work to help runners excel in their sport while gaining an understanding of the physical effects of repetitive motion. Sonya has completed five marathons, including Boston; she has also completed numerous triathlons of varying lengths. Yoga for Runners is designed for those whose flexibility may be challenged, but the workshop is challenging enough for the most flexible to reap benefits. This two-part series will focus on improving balance, flexibility, power and stamina which can result in increased performance, injury avoidance and faster recovery. The sessions are tailored to all levels and will include take-home practices that can be used in conjunction with a variety of training plans.

Part One
This session will be a practical, hands-on workshop that focuses on anatomy and muscles groups that are both under and over-utilized in the discipline of running. Through a combination of discussion, breath work, and asana practice, this class will highlight the benefits of incorporating a regular yoga practice into your training schedule. Poses will not be held for extended lengths of time, so if Sunday is your long-run day, this class will not overly tax already tired muscles. Students will leave with a short take-home practice that can be used before and/or after any cardiovascular activity.
Part Two
Join Sonya for a class-based format that incorporates principles from Part One. While this session will focus on the physical benefits of yoga, such as joint and muscular flexibility, we will also explore how and why the mind matters when it comes to training and racing, and what tools a regular yoga practice can provide athletes to help improve performance. Poses will be held for longer lengths of time, so if Sunday is your long-run day, be prepared for your muscles to fatigue sooner than on an average day. Students will leave with a well-rounded take-home practice that includes key poses for areas of the body that are most over-used or prone to injury for runners.

Investment: $40

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


 

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The Four Desires Workshop with Hollace Stephenson

Friday 9/18 6-9pm, Saturday 9/19 9-5pm, and Sunday 9/20 9-5pm
Location: Yoga Shala 2205 Park Rd.

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Friday 10/2 6-9pm, Saturday 10/3 9-5pm, and Sunday 10/4 9-5pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

Sign Up Now for October at Be Yoga Carmel!

From Resolution to Reality The Four Desires is truly a life-changing process, one that will lead you to your heart’s desires and to a complete and balanced life. A step-by-step process, it will enable you to fulfill your destiny, achieve lasting happiness, and to make the contribution to the world that only you can make. This workshop is about yoga and life. Yoga refines perception, and clear perception is key to taking full advantage of life. Get to know yourself on a deeper level and let your highest purpose be the driving force of your life. Discover the means – the tools –to fulfill your purpose. Delight in the joy of freedom you find by getting clear about your purpose, it’s not necessarily about profession; it’s about WHAT YOU’RE MEANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD. When you serve your highest purpose, you serve the wellbeing of everything. Through out the weekend you will practice asana, learn the philosophy of the Aims of Human Life (Purushartha), complete The Four Desires process including practice, writing, meditation, visualization.

Please wear comfortable clothing to practice, bring a mat, something to comfortable sit on, pens, pencils and highlighters, water and snacks if you need them throughout the day. You will receive The Four Desires Workbook at the beginning of the workshop.

Investment: $250, save $25 if you register by August 31st


 

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Intro to Yoga: Vinyasa with Carrie Williams

Thursdays 10/1-10/22 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.


 

Loving your Body, Loving yourself: A trip through your body using Chakras and Movement with Amy Nelsen and Marni Setless

Tuesday 10/6 7:15-9:15pm
Location: Be Yoga Carmel

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Join Amy & Marni as they guide you on an exhilarating, fun journey discovering your body’s way of healing and speaking through NIA; Chakra awareness, understanding & balancing.
You’ll create and leave with your personal Body’s Tool Kit:
* Tap more deeply into how you feel about your body
* Recognize and increase awareness of your body speak
* Moving with dynamic ease and joy
* Your road map to heal

Please dress comfortably to move. Bring water, journal and a pen along with your open mind and heart. We’ll be moving, talking, journaling and meditating.

Investment $35, save $5 if you register by September 25th!

About Marni Setless & Amy Nelsen:
As a Natural & certified Intuitive Energy – Healer, Medium, Meditation teacher, mommy, Marni brings her love of helping-healing, unconditional love and happiness, chakra knowledge and giggles.
As a Certified Nia White Belt Instructor, Amy Nelsen brings her love of dance, personal healing, body love and community creation.


 

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Fall Retreat to the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC with Wendy Swanson and Ashley Voyer

Thursday 10/15-Sunday 10/18
Location: The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC

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DSC_0168RollEasana with Chrys Kub

Sunday 10/18 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. Taught by Chrys Kub, Integrative Physical Therapist, 500 Hour RYT and yoga therapist, avid cyclist.

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


 

WassistKLDeep Stretch Yoga & Acupuncture Savasana with Wendy Swanson

Saturday 11/4 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. Space is limited, don’t wait to register!

Next Date: 1/29 at Be Yoga Carmel