Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Intro to Kundalini Yoga Series with Sanjeet Dev Next held on Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 10, 2019 - Thu Jan 31, 2019
Intro to Kundalini Yoga Series
with Randall & Pamela Kopfer (Sanjeet Dev family)
Thursdays in January 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st
6pm - 7:15pm
Cost $60
* extra sessions available for make-up & practice on Tuesdays 7am. Those classes are included in the series fee.

New to Kundalini yoga or just a little rusty? This four-week course will take you through the basic principles of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

You’ll get bite-sized bits of Kundalini Yoga, encouragement and ideas to establish your own daily personal practice.

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is dynamic and powerful. It is known as the “householders’ yoga” because it is effective even for those of us who do not have vast amounts of time to devote to practice.

Kundalini Yoga works on the glandular and nervous systems, incorporating pranayama (breath), kriya (asana) and meditation to help each person reach his or her potential.

The four weeks will begin with an overview of Kundalini Yoga, to give us a common baseline to work toward deeper understanding. The second week addresses the five sutras for the Aquarian Age, and how those can help us cope with what we experience in the world. The third week will take a look at the eight chakras, those subtle energy centers located along the spine. The fourth and final week will explore the concept of the 10 bodies each of us possesses, and how they work together.

Please join the Sanjeet Dev family for this interactive exploration of Kundalini Yoga.

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Crystal Bowl Sound Event with Shari Heftel Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Crystal Bowl Sound Event
with Shari Heftel
Sunday, January 20th
4pm-5:30pm
Cost $20
 
Sound can be used to help quiet the mind, relieve depression and allow more clarity of thought by easing anxiety and worry. Sound has the ability to facilitate stillness and invite feelings of peace to open space for healing on a cellular level. Healing sound can help to balance the brain resulting in whole brain functioning. 
 
Shari Heftel uses multiple tuned crystal bowls to create extraordinary harmonic resonances. Participants can simply relax in a comfortable position and allow the waves of sound to wash over and through them.
 
 
 
Shari Heftel is a passionate wellness advocate, specializing in many healing modalities. She is a certified Rolf Structural Integration Practitioner, massage therapist, and leads classes in Aerial, Kundalini, Yin Yoga, Tai Chi and Natural Movement. Shari lives in College Station, Tx. Learn more about her and her practices at: 
www.shariheftelwellness.com
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Five Elements Meditation & Practices with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Five Elements Meditation & Practices
with Geshe Denma Gyaltsen
Sunday January 20th
1pm - 4pm
Cost $40
 
Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, resident Lama of Ligmincha Foundation, returns to The Yoga Haven to offer the profound meditations and practices around the Five Elements.
 
Space, air, fire, water and earth make up our natural world. The Tibetan Bon practices support harmonizing the elements within to find balance, healing, peace and joy.
 
Geshe Denma will teach meditations, mudras (hand gestures), pranayama ( breathing practices) and chants. 
 
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Movement & Chocolate Masala with Jyl Kutsche Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Movement & Chocolate Masala
w/Jyl Kutsche of The Yoga of Chocolate
Friday February 15th
6:30pm-8:30pm $40
Full 3-day workshop $115 Early-bird rate before 2/10
$130 after 2/10
A masala is a combination of spices ground into a paste or powder; the flavors and effects of the individual spices are amplified through the combining. 
In this workshop, we'll explore creating our own "inner masala" with a mixture of movement, the five senses,
the five elements and chocolate. 
Prerequisite: a love of chocolate and an open mind. 
"Living fully is about broadening our ability to recognize the interconnectedness of all manifestations of life and delighting in how the feelings and smells and sounds and tastes and sights that surround us help us to see the beauty in the simple." Jyl Kutsche
Read about Jyl, cacao, her yoga training, teaching and upcoming retreats at:
www.jylmarieyoga.com
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Gravity & Grace: Exploring Arm Balancing with Jyl Kutsche Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gravity & Grace: Exploring the Art of Arm Balancing
w/Jyl Kutsche of The Yoga of Chocolate
Saturday February 16th 1pm-4pm
Cost: $45
 Full 3-day workshop $115 early-bird rate before 2/10 $130 after 2/10
"I defy gravity."~Marilyn Monroe
"You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite."
~Alan Cohen
Arm balancing, despite the name, is really a full-body endeavor. To me, what matters more than actually "doing" a complicated arm balancing pose, is asking myself the question: "Am I ready?". And that readiness extends well beyond just the physical. Arm balancing can easily bring up fear and nervousness, or a sense of "no way, I can't do that! "  Which leaves us with a whole lot to potentially explore! In this workshop, we'll break down the elements that go into strong, safe arm balancing and we'll look at ways to experience the gravity-defying feelings that arise when we do balance on our arms! We'll also notice when resistances arise, because likely they will. We'll gently nudge ourselves to look into them and perhaps by doing so, move through them! Disclaimer: there is no guarantee that you will actually balance on your arms in this workshop.
*Parameters: a regular yoga practice for at least 6 months, an ability to get up/down from the floor without assistance.
Please alert Jyl or Kathleen ahead of time about any acute or chronic shoulder or wrist injuries. 
Learn more about Jyl, her yoga training, teaching, chocolate and upcoming retreats at
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Low & Slow with Jyl Kutsche Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Low & Slow (Move it or Lose it!)
w/Jyl Kutsche of The Yoga of Chocolate
Sunday February 17th 1pm-3:30pm
Cost: $45
Full 3-day workshop Early-bird rate $115 by 2/10
$130 after 2/10
 
Our joints are amazing and complex structures in our body and require a lot of our metabolic energy. If we don't use them (meaning if we aren't moving them), our body's intelligence starts to send that energy to areas where it going to be better utilized. This can lead to stiffness, aches and immobility in our joints. When we are able to move well through our lives, we not only age well, but we feel well. 
This workshop will focus on creating more of a fluid sense in our joints. As the name of the workshop implies, most of this class will be done low to the ground, keeping our center of gravity low to the Earth and using the support of gravity to assist us in this process. 
Learn more about Jy's yoga training, teaching, chocolate and her upcoming retreats at www.jylmarieyoga.com
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