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Ayurveda: Holistic Healing in Winter

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Ayurveda is considered the sister science to yoga. It is a holistic system of healing and translates to the “knowledge of life.” The goal of Ayurveda is to keep the body and mind balanced and in a state of good health. It does this by working with diet and lifestyle for the unique individual. In this workshop we will learn how to use the tools of this ancient system of wellness to help balance our unique constitutions and the effects of our environment. We will practice yoga asanas curated for the individual, pulse & tongue diagnosis, pranayama and meditation and study diet and daily habits for well being.

Meets 2 weekends in January:
1st weekend
Friday, Jan 12,  5:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 13,  10:30-12:30 p.m.
2nd weekend
Friday, Jan 26,  5:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:30-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $120 plus a  Material fee: $10 (oil for abhyanga)= $130

Register Now! Space is limited.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Stress Workshop

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Do you feel overextended?  Have difficulty focusing or calming the mind? Do you struggle with anxiety or stress and want to learn ways to settle yourself that don’t come from a bottle?  Learn to calm and slow your mind and enjoy the benefits of deep relaxation in this 3-week workshop for beginners to seasoned practitioners. We will practice breathing and relaxation techniques and gentle yoga postures specifically curated to address the symptoms of stress-related anxiety. Each class will end with guided meditation that will help you learn to let go of the mental chatter and find a greater sense of ease in the body and mind.  No experience necessary.

Sundays:  November 12th, 19th, & 26th;  3:00-4:30 p.m.

Price: $45 Full Workshop or $18/drop-in

AcroYoga Flight School: Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23rd-24th

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Are you ready for an all-day AcroYoga extravaganza?!  Our AcroYoga Flight school is perfect for the AcroYoga beginner, the curious, as well as the seasoned practitioner.  You can come to any* or all three classes:

Flight School:  Sat & Sun, Sept. 23rd-24th

AcroYoga Basic Training, Sat. 23rd; 10:30AM-12:30PM (Studio A, 723 North Lamar Blvd.) :  This class is perfect for beginners or seasoned practitioners who want more experience outside of their usual roles (i.e. flyers can practice basing, and bases can practice flying).  We will work in same size groups on partner conditioning exercises, calibrations, basic mounts, dismounts, and poses. $30 single class

AcroYoga: Solar Practices, Sat. 23rd; 2:30-5:30PM (Studio A): This class will build on the basics from the morning class to prepare us for beginning inversions, flows, and creative acrobatic mounts and dismounts.  Solar AcroYoga is light-hearted, exhilarating, and empowering. $40 single class (*see prerequisite below)

AcroYoga: Lunar Practices, Sun. 24th; 1-3pm (Studio B, 1529 University Ave.):  This class will be the perfect end to a day of hard work and fun! The lunar side of AcroYoga draws on the Thai Yoga Massage tradition and the healing arts.  We will practice Thai flying, where the flyer is passive and receptive while being guided into supported yoga postures.  We will finish with Thai massage sharing. $30 single class

Join us for the full weekend workshop and save $10!

$90 Full AcroYoga Flight School

*Please note that the AcroYoga Basics class from 10:30AM-12:30PM is a pre-requisite for the afternoon Solar Acrobatic class from 2:30-5:30PM IF you don’t have prior experience with the AcroYoga.org system and lingo.

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A note from Stevi Self, AcroYoga Instructor: Jeff and I have been practicing AcroYoga together and sharing it with the Oxford yoga community for over 4 years. This practice combines the principles of yoga (such as mindfulness, focus, strength, and flexibility) with the added elements of trust, cooperation and communication through partner work. Through this practice we develop a sensitivity and receptivity that empowers us to trust ourselves and others without fear. Jeff and I strive to make the class environment playful, enjoyable, safe, and supportive. We welcome everyone–even if you think you could NEVER do AcroYoga.  We accept the challenge to prove you wrong!

I completed my certification with AcroYoga.org in Jan. 2016 in Goa, India, and I am excited to share what I’ve learned with you. Come fly with us!

 

Yoga for Two: A Partner Yoga Workshop

Sat. AUG 26th; 10:30AM-12:30PM

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Bring a friend (or a loved one) and join us Saturday, Aug. 26th  for a fun, light-hearted practice that involves partner Yoga poses, introductory AcroYoga, and Thai Yoga massage. This workshop is perfect for couples or friends, beginners or seasoned Yogis.  
Register Here for $40/couple

(Register one person here for $40, and the second person can sign in as your guest when you arrive.)  Space limited to 12 pairs, so register early to reserve. 

Instructor: Stevi Self

Monthly Chakra Workshop Series

Join Southern Star instructor, Jolynn Perry, the first Saturday of the month to explore one of the seven major chakras.  Chakras represent the convergence of energy along the spinal column from tailbone to crown, and each is related to physical organs and organ systems, emotional tendencies, and mental qualities.  Each two-hour, all levels class includes asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras (hand positions), mantra (chanting), and meditation that work with the Chakras.

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Sat, Nov 5:  Muladhara (Root) Chakra–  focuses on grounding, stability, security and balance.
Sat, Dec 3:  Svadisthana (Sacral) Chakra–  focuses on creativity, sexuality, and emotional well-being 
Sat, Jan 7:  Manipura (Solar Plexus)–  focuses on will, determination, self-esteem and personal power 
Sat, Feb 4:  Anahata (Heart) Chakra–  focuses on love, compassion, forgiveness, and emotional connection to others
Sat, Mar 4: Vishuddha (Throat) Chakra–  focuses on communication, expression, synthesis, and harmony
Sat, Apr 1: Ajna (Third Eye / Brow) Chakra–  focuses on vision, imagination, intuition, and self-mastery
NEW DATE!!! Sat, May 20th:  Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra–  focuses on union, bliss, transcendence, and connection to the divine within BOOK the Sahasrara Class

Register by purchasing a class option (either single class or full series) and then BOOK the classes you want to attend through our online schedule:

$25 for a single class or $150 for Full Workshop Series (Get one class FREE!)

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Jolynn completed Southern Star’s Yoga teacher training in May 2014 and has been teaching ever since.  She has a keen interest in the comprehensive practice of yoga that involves the physical as well as mental, emotional and spiritual components. These classes will explore the mulitpicity of yoga and how this ancient system can be used to create balance in our lives.

Black Friday Special: 20% off Gift Certificates

Get more for your holiday gift-giving budget.  Save 20% off all gift certificate purchases now through Black Friday using coupon code:  BLKFRI20

Purchasing gift certificates: Click on ‘Store’ and Choose ‘Gift Card-Choose Your Own Amount.’ Enter the amount you want to give (i.e. $100) and enter coupon code to receive 20% off the gifted amount. Enter the recipient’s email address to have the certificate emailed to them immediately. Or if you prefer to give the certificate personally, enter your own email address, and it will be emailed to your account to be printed and wrapped however you choose.

 

Yoga 101: A Workshop for Beginners

Thought about trying yoga, but uncomfortable joining a regular class? This 2 session workshop will introduce you to the holistic practice of yoga in an atmosphere which will allow you to ask questions and explore this practice with other beginners. You will learn the basics of yoga postures, breathing, physical modifications and studio etiquette.

This Yoga 101 is taught by Mary Solomon, co-owner of Southern Star and co-leader of Southern Star’s Yoga Teacher Training. Her light-hearted approach to teaching, sense of humor, and love of yoga will encourage and inspire.

2 Saturdays in February (2/18 and 2/25)
Class Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM
$50 for Full Workshop or $30 drop-ins

   Register Now