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Yoga Essentials – with Sonny Ali

A Four Part Series: March 3rd, March 10th, March 24th and March 31st
12:30pm-2:00pm
Full Series – $129
1 Session – $35
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March 3rd- Week One • Salute the Sun!
Surya Namaskar A and B are foundations to a beautiful yoga practice. Explore these with honor, grace and purpose. Sun Salutations energize and purify the body, improve blood circulation, ignite, and distribute the power of our breath. Forward folds will be introduced as well, building confidence, balance, and flexibility.

March 10th- Week Two • Let’s Do Lunge!
Asymmetrical poses are the inquiry of the day. They sure can bring a little humility to our practice! Sonny will help you deepen your awareness on how to balance the left and right sides of the body creating stability and strength. As are all organisms in the natural world, we are truly asymmetrical beings. Rather than emphasizing physical symmetry, a more playful and accepting concept for us to focus on is balance.
March 24th- Week Three • With Every Season Turn, Turn, Turn
Twisting poses provide man y benefits such as detoxifying the body, aiding in digestion and relieving lower back pain by restoring the spine’s natural range of motion. Twists are neutralizing poses as well, which calm the nervous system and provide an intelligent way to return to center after forward folding or backbending shapes. Become more proficient and comfortable in these poses safely, effectively, and freely.
March 31st- Week Four • Head Over Heels with Backbends
Backbends are an important part of a well-rounded yoga practice. Sonny will teach you how to viably approach backbending poses by gently preparing the body to the idea of opening and stretching the whole frontline of the chest, shoulders and abdomen while stabilizing the lower spine and neck. Backbending poses stimulate the nervous system, improve your mood and help to alleviate stress. With these poses, you’ll also find yourself more open and receptive to emotions, experiences, relationships, and love.

Sound Bath with Fawntice Finesse

During your Sound Bath Meditation, antique Tibetan singing bowls, bells, gong and other sacred instruments are mindfully played by certified sound healer Fawntice Finesse, enveloping you in healing sound vibrations.  Modern science has proven that the body’s nervous system responds to healing sound vibration by inducing the relaxation response and meditative mind, as our muscles, bones, tissues, internal organs, cells and molecules are gently massaged.  This greatly reduces stress, enhances wellbeing and triggers additional successful healing transformation. Bring your mat, pillow, blanket, water, and something to cover your eyes. Lay back comfortably, cozily and enjoy.
Fridays 6:30pm-7:45pm
$35
March 16 New Moon
April 13
May 18
June 22 Summer Solstice
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Yoga Nidra and Self Healing Workshop with Christy Curtis

Yoga Nidra is the practice of deep relaxation that rejuvenates the body and mind, returning the practitioner to a profound state of emotional balance and well-being.  Embark on a guided meditation journey inside your physical and energetic (subtle) bodies to help clear the mind as you restore personal power and energy to heal yourself.
$20 per session
Sundays 4:30pm-5:45pm
March 4th
April 15th
May 6th
June 3rd
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MARCH MADNESS

$10 Saturdays all classes
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Teen Yoga Series

Mindfulness, Healthy Nutrition , Personal Safety and Self-Care

Fridays: April 6, 13th, 20th, and 27th

4:30-6:00pm

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Friday April 6- Week One • Gentle Flow Practice/ Self-Care
Lisa Hatch: 

*Former elementary school teacher

*Certified health coach

*Creator of s.t.r.i.v.e. – share . transform . restore . inspire . value . empower

*Co-owner of Sea & Sky in Dana Point

Lisa loves and has always loved working with people and helping them to be the best version of themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – from her students and health coaching clients to her family and friends. She continues to welcome the opportunity to help others s.t.r.i.v.e. and looks forward to the occasion of introducing and facilitating the art of self-care to you.

Friday April 13- Week Two• Vinyasa Flow/ Teen Empowerment

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Julia Clasby:

Julia has been a police officer for 9 years, spending 6 years at Laguna Beach PD and the last 3 years at Seal Beach PD.  During her tenure, Julia has worked patrol, bike patrol, and as a field training officer.  Her favorite position thus far has been working as the Crimes against Persons detective at LBPD for four years, investigating all assaults, sexual assaults, domestic violence, robberies and homicides.  For the past 8 months, she has taken on the role of Emergency Services Coordinator, serving as the emergency manager for the City of Seal Beach and supervising all volunteer programs at SBPD- senior volunteers, CERT program, RACES (ham radio operators) and the Explorer program.  Since 2011, Julia has also worked as a Recruit Training Officer and Report Writing Instructor at the Golden West College Basic Police Academy.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz in Business Management Economics and has recently completed a master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration from Cal State Long Beach with honors.  She resides in Orange County with her husband, a police officer at Garden Grove PD, and their 2 year old daughter.

Friday April 20th- Week Three • Mindfulness and Yoga

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Christy Curtis:

Christy Curtis received her Masters of Arts in Education with an emphasis in educational administration from the University of Redlands. As a former athlete and school educator for the past 17 years, she has been instrumental in the current implementation of yoga and mindfulness into Orange County public education. Christy has focused her instruction specifically on the study of stress reduction through the practice of mindfulness. She participated in and completed the UMass Center for Mindfulness MBSR Fundamentals in MBSR, taught by Senior Teachers at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMASS Medical School. She has recently completed the Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) program with registered dietitian and MB-EAT instructor Andrea Leiberstein.

As a dedicated practitioner of various mind-body disciplines, and yoga instructor, she is committed to a path of insight and deeper understanding. Christy attends yearly silent retreats, worldly travel and trainings. She has been able to share the foundation principles of mindfulness with teens, professional athletes, educators, corporate executives, and more. Her teachings serve as practical tools to help others wake up to aspects of life that have been overshadowed by a loss of awareness. Looking outside of oneself for a quick-fix results in disconnection, disruptive habits, behaviors, and living life on auto-pilot. Practices learned through mindfulness restore a sense of balance and well-being which allows for the process of personal rediscovery with more compassion and non-judgmental awareness.

 Friday April 27th- Week Four• Nutrition Inspiration
 

Selina Russell

A Certified Yoga Teacher, Recipe Developer/Blogger, and nutritionist. At a young age, she began to pursue her passion of healthy and happy living. She is devoted to supporting others on their own journey to health and happiness through yoga, nutrition coaching and general wellness!