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UPCOMING EVENTS

classes, workshops, retreats...

Summer 2019

Cacao Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance
Sunday June 30, 2019

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Jubilee Suites & Retreats 557 North Mobile Street Fairhope, AL 36532

On this special night we will come together as a community and sit in ceremony to share this sacred cacao elixir, a plant medicine that has been used in shamanic traditions of Central and South America for thousands of years. Join us in a ritual that will activate deep healing and gently open the heart for new connections to self, other and universal consciousness. Together we will drink, breathe, dream and dance our way into new creations, connections and manifestations in our world.

$25 before June 15th, $30 after
Includes ceremonial grade cacao, embodiment practice & ecstatic dance.

 

Tickets: https://cacaoceremonydance.eventbrite.com
Or to avoid Eventbrite fees you can purchase tickets through PAYPAL or Venmo
paypal.me/amayayoga
www.venmo.com/amayayoga

**discounts available for those in need, contact amayayogalove@gmail.com to inquire.

EcstaticDance
Saturday June 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uru Yoga 2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, Florida 32504

                

Ecstatic Dance is a form of conscious dance practice that allows us to be centered in our bodies through an exploration of movement and play. It is a safe environment for you to express yourself freely and unbound, while realizing that our bodies have an innate desire to move. Here we face our fears that hold us back from feeling free, while also relearning to see ourselves in the light of caring reflection and of course the sheer joy of a pure form of play. Through free form dance we can truly transform our limited sense of self and discover our lives in the context of infinite possibilities and endless play.

Come dance with us and witness the dissolution of our limited small self. Together we will move into states of awakened ecstasy where the mind has no option but to allow the spirit to move the body in a way that is fully connected, fearless, and free.

All ages, bodies, movement styles are welcome! No previous dance experience required.
In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind.

$15 at the door or www.uruyoga.com

Blindfold Contact Improv: A Somatic Voyage into the Dark
Saturday June 29, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

URU Yoga 2400 Executive Plaza DrPensacola FL

Explore the practice of contact improv, a conscious dance technique which requires trust, intuition, and deep body listening. Journey with us and we go into the dark to face our fears and find the incredible freedom which lies on the other side. This is a safe and non-sexual space, grounded in principles of consent, respect and shared humanity, to explore movement, touch and connection.

All ages, bodies, movement styles welcome. No previous dance experience required. in fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind.

 

$15* signup online at www.uruyoga.com

*Stay for Ecstatic Dance afterward 6-8pm and dance for $10

Kriya Yoga Journey: Awakening the Sacred Serpent
Saturday June 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Uru Yoga 2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, Florida 32504                    

Kriyas (Sanskrit क्रिया) are in their essence a sacred dance of breath, movement and meditation that work to active kundalini energy, which is described as a reservoir of infinite creative energy that is coiled, like a serpent, at the base of the spine. More ancient than yoga asana (postures), kriyas can have a powerful impact on the mind, body, and spirit, one that can go very deep and can also happen very fast. These kriyas come from a place of deep meditation, where our normal sense of space and time touches on the infinite. This tradition comes from a long lineage of teachers who have passed down to us their wisdom from a lineage of Rishikesh, India, a sacred place on the banks of the Ganges at the base of the Himalayas.

 

Dive deep into the kriya yoga practice to experience the profound shifts in consciousness that these movements invoke. This practice is open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers.

Qualifies as 2 CEC contact hours for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers.


$20 includes 90 minute ALL levels class + discussion
2 CEC's awarded to Yoga Alliance Teachers

Emotional Freedom and Empowerment: A Workshop for Women
Thursday June 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jubilee Suites & Retreats 557 N Mobile St Fairhope, AL 36532
Join us for an evening of sisterhood, sharing and support, where we will use embodiment practices: movement, breath, creativity and authentic relating to learn how to listen to our inner guidance, access the wisdom of our wombs, receive the sacred gifts of sisterhood and explore ways to harness strength, courage, vulnerability and compassion from the deepest truth of what it means to be a woman in the world today. This will serve as a reminder of our true powers and infinite nature, a reminder that we hold life within us.

We invite you to join us in this incredible journey of healing and empowerment, one that can help us unlock any old patterns of undeserving limitations, and liberate our essential and beautiful essence. This essence, resides in all of us and is available to us in limitless abundance. Women know this essence that gives birth to all life around us, and when we can engage in practices that allow us to feel this essence fully, flowing abundantly through our bodies, like light through a prism, we can embody our full feminine strength, beauty, compassion, creativity and love. To live from this place is to say “Yes” to life. Your life, our life, all Life!

$45 before June 22, $55 after
Tickets online at Eventbrite https://femmsouthwomensworkshop.eventbrite.com
Or to avoid Eventbrite fees use PAYPAL or Venmo
paypal.me/amayayoga
www.venmo.com/amayayoga

Tea, coffee and special treats tailored to women’s sexual, emotional and spiritual health with superfood ingredients will be served and recipes shared!!!!
Kriya Yoga: Awakening the Sacred Serpent
Tuesday June 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soul Shine Yoga,103B N. Bancroft Street, Fairhope, Alabama 36532                     

Kriyas (Sanskrit क्रिया) are in their essence a sacred dance of breath, movement and meditation that work to active kundalini energy, which is described as a reservoir of infinite creative energy that is coiled, like a serpent, at the base of the spine. More ancient than yoga asana (postures), kriyas can have a powerful impact on the mind, body, and spirit, one that can go very deep and can also happen very fast. These kriyas come from a place of deep meditation, where our normal sense of space and time touches on the infinite. This tradition comes from a long lineage of teachers who have passed down to us their wisdom from a lineage of Rishikesh, India, a sacred place on the banks of the Ganges at the base of the Himalayas.

 

Dive deep into the kriya yoga practice to experience the profound shifts in consciousness that these movements invoke. This practice is open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers.

Qualifies as 2 CEC contact hours for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers.


$20 for one workshop, $30 for two  

90 minute ALL levels class + discussion
2 CEC's awarded to Yoga Alliance Teachers

EcstaticDance
Sunday June 23, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jubilee Suites, 557 N Mobile St, Fairhope, AL 36532

                

Ecstatic Dance is a form of conscious dance practice that allows us to be centered in our bodies through an exploration of movement and play. It is a safe environment for you to express yourself freely and unbound, while realizing that our bodies have an innate desire to move. Here we face our fears that hold us back from feeling free, while also relearning to see ourselves in the light of caring reflection and of course the sheer joy of a pure form of play. Through free form dance we can truly transform our limited sense of self and discover our lives in the context of infinite possibilities and endless play.

Come dance with us and witness the dissolution of our limited small self. Together we will move into states of awakened ecstasy where the mind has no option but to allow the spirit to move the body in a way that is fully connected, fearless, and free.

All ages, bodies, movement styles are welcome! No previous dance experience required.
In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind.

$15 at the door or PayPal or Venmo
paypal.me/amayayoga
www.venmo.com/amayayoga

Blindfold Contact Improv: A Somatic Voyage into the Dark
Sunday June 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Jubilee Suites & Retreats, 557 N Mobile St, Fairhope, AL 36532

 

A unique embodiment practice of trust that will teach you how the body moves through space with others. Let your intuition guide you through deep listening. Let yourself be inspired towards radical presence and sacred connection. Blindfolds provided. Please stay for Ecstatic Dance afterward and practice your new conscious dance skills.

All ages, bodies, movement styles welcome. No previous dance experience required. In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind.

$10 Includes workshop and blindfold.

Please wear comfortable clothing and don’t forget a pair of socks. Please do not wear any heavy scents. We will be working closely with each other, so we ask that you mind your personal hygiene (clean body, clothes and teeth).

 

Purchase tickets: https://blindfoldcontactimprov.eventbrite.com
Or to avoid Eventbrite fees you bring CASH or use PAYPAL: paypal.me/amayayoga, or VenMo: www.venmo.com/amayayoga


Stay for Ecstatic Dance afterward 4:30 pm - 6pm, and dance for $10!

Poetry Night
Saturday June 22, 2019
5:30 pm: Doors open for Meet n’ Greet
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Guided Poetry Experience: Discover Your Inner Sappho*
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Poetry Sharing**

Location 155 Blue Island Drive, Fairhope AL 36532

 

Join us for a special evening of inspiration and discovery through the art of poetry, the language of the soul.

The night will begin with a mini-workshop to guide us into the art of feeling into ourselves, and discover the inner spring from which our poetry can flow freely into the world. The creative process of writing poetry is a powerful way to explore the deeper dimensions of what it means to be human. Poetry can give voice to our silenced inner parts, and can offer us new perspectives on who we truly are.

In honor of Clarissa Pinkola Estes book, Women Who Run With The Wolves, we will pay special attention to what it takes to connect with the wild feminine aspects of our being. Regardless of sexual orientation we all have the creative, emotional, chaotic, sensitive and free flowing wild feminine nature within us… which often comes through in art, song, dance and poetry. Come explore, learn and listen to our communal voice as we share through the ancient and sacred practice of poetry.


$10 - $20 Donation to Support FemmSouth efforts in the South
Coffee, Tea, Wine, Finger Foods & Desserts Served throughout the evening

ATTENTION: You can just come for the poetry share at 7:30, information on the earlier scheduled workshop below.

*We want to offer a guided experiential exercise for participants to learn how to access their own inner poet (Sappho was an ancient female Greek poet known for her lyrical poems around 630 – c. 570 BC). In this mini workshop will use breath, movement, visualization, and writing techniques to start to explore the process of writing poetry. Please bring a notebook and pencil. We ask that you try to arrive on time for the workshop. If you arrive late, please enter quietly and take a seat at the back of the room until we can bring you into the group.

**Poetry sharing will begin at 7:30 pm. This part of the evening will be casual and semi-structured with a small line-up of pre-planned poetry shares, followed by an open floor for anyone offering their own poems, or readings from their favorite poets. No obligation to share, simply come and observe and soak up the creative offerings and inspirations of the group.

The Power of Pranayama: A Breath Workshop
Saturday June 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Soul Shine Yoga, 103B N. Bancroft Street, Fairhope, Alabama 36532

 

The most fundamental aspect of any yoga practice is a relationship with breath. Breath creates the firm foundation for yoga asanas (poses) to arise. Without breath there is no yoga, therefore it is essential for any yogi to cultivate a strong pranayama practice.

In this workshop we will explore the philosophy, biomechanics, and technique of pranayama. We will cover both active (yang) pranayama techniques, and restorative (yin) pranayama practices, This is a two part workshop: a guided yoga class, followed by breakout practice sessions to deepen our understanding of each pranayama technique. Students will walk away with printed materials and access to videos for at home practice.

$25 includes yoga practice, discussion, worksheet & videos
Open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers
2 hours CECs for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers

**Please do not eat 3 hours prior to the workshop

Kriya Yoga: Awakening the Sacred Serpent
Tuesday June 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soul Shine Yoga,103B N. Bancroft Street, Fairhope, Alabama 36532                     

Kriyas (Sanskrit क्रिया) are in their essence a sacred dance of breath, movement and meditation that work to active kundalini energy, which is described as a reservoir of infinite creative energy that is coiled, like a serpent, at the base of the spine. More ancient than yoga asana (postures), kriyas can have a powerful impact on the mind, body, and spirit, one that can go very deep and can also happen very fast. These kriyas come from a place of deep meditation, where our normal sense of space and time touches on the infinite. This tradition comes from a long lineage of teachers who have passed down to us their wisdom from a lineage of Rishikesh, India, a sacred place on the banks of the Ganges at the base of the Himalayas.

 

Dive deep into the kriya yoga practice to experience the profound shifts in consciousness that these movements invoke. This practice is open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers.

Qualifies as 2 CEC contact hours for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers.


$20 for one workshop, $30 for two  

90 minute ALL levels class + discussion
2 CEC's awarded to Yoga Alliance Teachers

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Winter 2019

Dynamic Sequencing
Saturday January 12, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blue Sky Collective 265 Young Street, Fairhope, AL 36532

 

Bored with your go-to flows? Come get inspired with new vinyasa sequencing straight from the San Francisco Bay Area yoga scene. Workshop includes a 90 minute practice, followed by in-depth study for standing, seated, and arm balancing series. Walk away with a new set of vinyasa super skills to practice and share with your friends.  

 

Workshop will cover all dynamic movements of the spine, hip openers, and advanced arm balancing poses, such as, mayurasna, astavakrasana, pincha mayurasana, and eka pada galavasana. Take home study guides covering all sequencing included.


$29 Open to all int/adv students & teachers
3 hrs CECs awarded to Yoga Alliance teachers

Conscious Dance Facilitator Training
Saturday Jan 12, 1 pm - 6 pm
Sunday Jan 13, 2:30 pm - 7 pm
Blue Sky Collective, 265 Young St Fairhope, AL

                

Two days of a deep dive into best practices for conscious dance facilitation. We will cover all aspects of the dance creation and facilitation: music selection and arc, opening and closing circles, warm up practices, creating a safe container and holding sacred space, compassionate communication and empowered leadership, and building community through dance. Come get inspired by and connected to your dance community. Help support our mission to the spread conscious dance across the South!!

Sunday night we will culminate with dinner, drinks and celebration of our growing dance community!

Sliding scale $65-$125, includes training, Sunday dance pass, and Sunday night celebration dinner. 

Kriya Yoga: Awakening the Sacred Serpent
Wednesday January 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Sky Collective, 265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532                      

Kriyas are a sacred dance of breath, movement, and meditation that work to activate kundalini energy, described as infinite creative energy that is coiled, like a serpent, at the base of the spine. More ancient than yoga asana, kriyas have a powerful impact on the mind, body, and spirit that goes deep and happens fast.

Kriyas arose out of deep meditative states and were passed down through guru-student lineages. These teachings come straight from Rishikesh, India, a sacred place at the base of the Himalayas on the banks of the Ganges. 

Come dive deep into the kriya yoga practice and experience the profound shifts in consciousness that these movements invoke.

$15 Includes 90 minute ALL levels class + discussion
2 CEC's awarded to Yoga Alliance Teachers

The Art of Assisting for Yoga Teachers
Sunday January 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Sky Collective, 265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532

Hands on assisting can either make or break your yoga class. Knowing when, why and how to give assists in your yoga classes is not only a learned skill, but a finely crafted art which requires both knowledge and intuition. In this workshop we work to perfect your craft by breaking down the nuts and bolts of powerful assists and learn techniques which will hone your intuitive and practical skills. This is a continuing education workshop for yoga teachers.

$29 includes take home study guides

3 CECs awarded to Yoga Alliance teachers

Ignite the Inner Guru: A Kriya Yoga Journey to Higher Self
Saturday Jan 26, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Uru Yoga & Beyond, 2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, Florida 32504

 

Discover your inner guru with specific kriyas and pranayama (breathwork) to awaken the third eye and strengthen the connection to innate wisdom. Come dive deep into the kriya yoga practice and experience the profound shifts in consciousness that these movements invoke.

Kriya yoga is a sacred dance of breath, movement and meditation that has a powerful impact on the mind, body, and spirit, one that goes deep and happens fast. This kriya yoga practice was passed down through the guru-student lineage of Rishikesh, India, a sacred place on the banks of the Ganges at the base of the Himalayas.

Open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers. Qualifies as 2 CEC contact hours for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers. Take home materials provided so you can practice kriyas at home.

$20 before Jan 26th. $25 at the door.

Stay for ecstatic dance afterwards, and dance your awakened self into states of ecstasy! Workshop participants dance for $5, regular price of dance is sliding scale $10-$20.

Ecstatic Dance: An Exploration of the Expanded Ecstatic Self
Saturday Jan 26, 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

URU Yoga & Wellness, 2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, FL 

 

Ecstatic Dance is a conscious dance practice, where we face the fears that hold us back and experience self in a new way. Through free form dance, we can truly transform and discover that this life is one of infinite possibilities and endless play.

Come dance with us and witness the dissolution of our limited small self. Together we will move into states of awakened ecstasy where the mind has no option, but to allow the spirit to move the body in a way that is fully connected, fearless, and free.

All ages, bodies, movement styles welcome. No previous dance experience required.

In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind.

7:30pm-9:30pm
$10-$20 sliding scale 

Blindfold Contact Improv: A Somatic Voyage into the Dark
Sun Jan 27, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Blue Sky Collective, 265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532

Explore the practice of contact improv, a conscious dance technique which requires trust, intuition, and deep body listening. Journey with us and we go into the dark, facing some of deepest fears, to find our freedom which lies on the other side.

$10

Cacao Ceremony
Sun Feb 12, 2019

4:30 pm - 7 pm

Blue Sky Collective, 265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532

Come sit in ceremony and share this sacred cacao elixir from the rain forests of Guatemala. Join us in a ritual that will help release blocks, activate deep healing, and gently open the heart for new connections to self, other and the universe.

We will drink, dance and dream together! Don't miss this very special event.

$25 Includes ceremonial cacao, yoga class & ecstatic dance. Bring your yoga mat.

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Fall 2018 

Fundamentals of Hot Power Yoga
Saturdays 8/25, 10/20, 10/27 & 11/17, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  

Soul Shine Yoga

103 N Bancroft Street

Fairhope, AL 36532                      

So you love hot yoga? Want to make it a lifelong, sustainable practice? Hot Power is a practice that can be very beneficial if practiced correctly. Heat, sweat, and speed need to be coupled with breath, alignment, strength, and skill. In these workshops we will break down the hot yoga power flow, building from bottom up, to develop a strong and safe practice. All levels.

Bring: mat, towel, water, pen, paper

Ecstatic Dance Workshop
Friday October 5, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Simple Living Learning Center

265 Young Street, Fairhope, AL 36532

 

Conscious dance practices like Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Dancing Freedom, Soul Motion, Biodanza, Journey Dance, Day Breakers… are spreading like wildfire across the globe. Why? Because free form dance is the NEW YOGA. Yoga is about yoking, connecting the mind, body, and spirit. Dance takes this learning to the next level and deepens into SOUL. Through dance, we experience self in a new way and face the fears that hold us back from living a life on purpose, fully connected to self, others, and nature. Through free form dance we can truly transform and discover that this life is one of infinite possibilities and endless play.

 

This workshop will cover the history, philosophy and practice of free form dance. Breathwork, meditation, visualization and movement will be explored to help drop out of the mind and into the body, priming the gears so that creative dance can become a natural extension of our lives. All ages, bodies, movement styles welcome. No previous dance experience required. 

In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind. 

Ecstatic Dance Workshop
Friday October 12, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

URU Yoga and Beyond

2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504

 

Conscious dance practices like Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Dancing Freedom, Soul Motion, Biodanza, Journey Dance, Day Breakers… are spreading like wildfire across the globe. Why? Because free form dance is the NEW YOGA. Yoga is about yoking, connecting the mind, body, and spirit. Dance takes this learning to the next level and deepens into SOUL. Through dance, we experience self in a new way and face the fears that hold us back from living a life on purpose, fully connected to self, others, and nature. Through free form dance we can truly transform and discover that this life is one of infinite possibilities and endless play.

 

This workshop will cover the history, philosophy and practice of free form dance. Breathwork, meditation, visualization and movement will be explored to help drop out of the mind and into the body, priming the gears so that creative dance can become a natural extension of our lives. All ages, bodies, movement styles welcome. No previous dance experience required. 

In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind. 

Ecstatic Dance Workshop
Saturday October 13, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sway Downtown

10 S Conception St, Mobile, AL 36602

 

Conscious dance practices like Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Dancing Freedom, Soul Motion, Biodanza, Journey Dance, Day Breakers… are spreading like wildfire across the globe. Why? Because free form dance is the NEW YOGA. Yoga is about yoking, connecting the mind, body, and spirit. Dance takes this learning to the next level and deepens into SOUL. Through dance, we experience self in a new way and face the fears that hold us back from living a life on purpose, fully connected to self, others, and nature. Through free form dance we can truly transform and discover that this life is one of infinite possibilities and endless play.

 

This workshop will cover the history, philosophy and practice of free form dance. Breathwork, meditation, visualization and movement will be explored to help drop out of the mind and into the body, priming the gears so that creative dance can become a natural extension of our lives. All ages, bodies, movement styles welcome. No previous dance experience required. In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind. 

Kundalini Kriya Yoga: The Ancient Practice of the Sacred Serpent 
October 6 & 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Blue Sky Collective
265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532                      

Kundalini Kriyas are a sacred dance of breath, movement and meditation that work to active kundalini energy. Kundalini is described as a reservoir of infinite creative energy that is coiled, like a serpent, lying dormant at the base of the spine… until activated. More ancient than yoga asana (postures), kriyas have a powerful impact on the mind, body, and spirit, one that goes deep and happens fast. Kriyas arose out of deep meditative states and were passed down through guru-student lineages. These teachings have now come to Fairhope straight from Rishikesh, India, a sacred place on the banks of the Ganges at the base of the Himalayas. 

 

Come dive deep into the kundalini kriya practice and experience the profound shifts in consciousness that these movements invoke. This is a two part workshop series.

 

Open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers. Qualifies as 6 CEC contact hours for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers.

Dreamwork Dynamics & Astral Projection
October 17, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Blue Sky Collective

Kudzu Ariel 265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532

Astral projection is a form of lucid dreaming where the astral body leaves the physical body during dreamtime and travels in the astral plane. Anyone with a desiring heart and an open mind, is capable of astral projection. With a little practice, awareness and to the potentials of astral travel, this experience is available to all. In this workshop we will explore the fascinating world of dreams, and specifically, how to begin an astral projection practice… the ultimate dream experience. We spend a third of our lives sleeping. What would it look like if we could actively participate in these years that are otherwise wasted?

The Power of Pranayama
October 20 & 21, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Sky Collective

265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532

The most fundamental aspect of any yoga practice is a relationship with breath. Breath creates the firm foundation for yoga asanas (poses) to arise. Without breath there is no yoga, therefore it is essential for any yogi to understand the dynamics of pranayama, or breathwork.  

 

We will explore the philosophy, biomechanics, and technique of pranayama, in this two part workshop series. Workshop #1 will cover restorative (yin) pranayama practices and workshop #2 will cover active (yang) pranayama techniques.

 

Open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers. 6 CEC contact hours for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers.

Day of the Dead Celebration
Friday November 2, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Ceremonial Face Painting
7:30 pm Celebration Starts
Blue Sky Collective

265 Young St, Fairhope, AL 36532

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, in Fairhope is a very special night of community, costume, ceremony, and celebration. Together we will paint the stories of our ancestors on our faces and journey to their resting place for sacred ceremony. After these blessings, we celebrate their lives and legacy with special food, drinks and dancing. This is an event not to be missed. Your ancestors will be forever grateful. 

Hosted by Ecstatic Dance Fairhope and Blue Sky Collective

Kundalini Kriya Yoga: The Ancient Practice of the Sacred Serpent 
Saturday Nov 3rd, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
URU Yoga &Wellness
2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, FL                   

Kundalini Kriyas are a sacred dance of breath, movement & meditation that work to active kundalini energy. Kundalini is described as a reservoir of infinite creative energy that is coiled, like a serpent, lying dormant at the base of the spine… until activated. More ancient than yoga asana (postures), kriyas have a powerful impact on the mind, body, and spirit, one that goes deep and happens fast. Kriyas arose out of deep meditative states and were passed down through guru-student lineages. These teachings have now come to Alabama straight from Rishikesh, India, a sacred place on the banks of the Ganges at the base of the Himalayas. 

 

Come dive deep into the kundalini kriya practice and experience the profound shifts in consciousness that these movements invoke. This is a two part workshop series.

 

Open to all levels, all students, and yoga teachers. Qualifies as 2 CEC contact hours for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers.

Ecstatic Dance Workshop
Saturday Nov 3, 2018

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

URU Yoga & Wellness

2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, FL 

 

Conscious dance practices like Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Dancing Freedom, Soul Motion, Biodanza, Journey Dance, Day Breakers… are spreading like wildfire across the globe. Why? Because free form dance is the NEW YOGA. Yoga is about yoking, connecting the mind, body, and spirit. Dance takes this learning to the next level and deepens into SOUL. Through dance, we experience self in a new way and face the fears that hold us back from living a life on purpose, fully connected to self, others, and nature. Through free form dance we can truly transform and discover that this life is one of infinite possibilities and endless play.

 

This workshop will cover the history, philosophy and practice of free form dance. Breath work, meditation, visualization and movement will be explored to help drop out of the mind and into the body, priming the gears so that creative dance can become a natural extension of our lives. All ages, bodies, movement styles welcome. No previous dance experience required. In fact, leave all of that at the door… come with a beginners mind.