THE YOGA + AYURVEDA SERIES
SATURDAY JUNE 16TH @ 1 - 4:30 PM
WITH SONA DESAI BUCHANAN

In a series of seasonal workshops, we will delve into the ancient practice of Ayurveda, the holistic healing science for the body – sister to Yoga’s healing science for the mind. Meaning science (veda) of life (ayur) Ayurveda takes a personalized, preventative approach to optimal health and longevity in harmony with nature’s pulse.

During each workshop, Sona will share what inspires her seasonal rhythms and guide you through a simple but effective daily routine that will help to energize and nurture you in each seasonal transition. You’ll explore the importance of adjusting your yoga, pranayama and meditation practices to the season, plus key diet and lifestyle changes, appropriate herbs to use and recipes that can be used to bring about balance. You'll also learn how to recognize imbalances associated with seasonal changes in relationship to your individual constitution, and simple tools to correct them.

SUMMER
The focus of this workshop is cultivating a serene and smooth transition to welcome the season of the brilliant sun. The transition from Spring to Summer is marked by the peak of nature's growth during the year. Summer, a time of play and creativity, where long, light sun-filled days and lazy afternoons are plenty, has its challenges too; as the outside temperature builds, our internal landscape does the same, calling for cooling and buoyancy. Practices are aimed at helping us relax, destress and surrender to the longer days and higher temperatures. The increase in activity during the Summer invites us to find more pause, to discover ways to stay cool and calm in moments when we can "overheat" (Pitta dosha) and to balance the intensity and expansion of the summer (Vata dosha) with grounding and mellowing.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The workshop will begin with a calming, lunar focused yoga practice - about 60 minutes of guided, cooling yoga and breath practice, aligned to the Summer season. This portion is for you to experience the seasonal wisdom of Ayurveda in your being. Gentle assists and aromatherapy will be incorporated so you feel nurtured and replenished.

Post-practice, we will dive into discussion and discovery, exploring the nuts and bolts of Ayurveda, the doshas (bio-energies) and dinacharya (daily routine) for the Summer. All levels welcome!

WHAT TO BRING
Please come with your questions and curiosities, a journal, layers, water and yoga mat.

MEET THE TEACHER
Sona Desai Buchanan E-RYT 200HR, Thai Yoga Bodyworker

INVESTMENT
PRE-REGISTER $45
DAY OF: $55

Yoga Teachers receive 3hours of Continuing Education from Yoga Alliance when attending this workshop

Please Email contact@tacomayoga.net if you have any questions.


ROOFTOP YOGA + CHILL

SUMMMER ROOFTOP YOGA + CHILL
SATURDAY JUNE 29TH @ 6:30 - 9PM
WITH RACHEL & SHAWNDA
AT MADISON25 APARTMENTS

VINYASA FLOW + YIN CHILL-OUT + GOOD TUNES+ ROOFTOP VIEWS + SNACKS + GAMES + GOOD VIBES

WHAT TO EXPECT
To kick off the night we will start with a juicy and fun flow lead by Rachel Anna where she will be sure to get the good vibes going before Shawnda takes us into a delicious yin chill-out and a meditation night cap.
Class: 6:30 - 7:30pm

Post yoga bliss stick around with us for a variety of vibes that are sure to compliment your style! From rooftop games like Shuffle board and Giant Jenga, to yummy snacks, omazing sunset views of the Sound, to cozy lounge areas, and rad company we are sure this will be just the combo of Yoga + Chill that you were looking for!

WHERE & WHEN
So where is this dreamy rooftop you ask? Look no further than down the street from us at Madison25 Apartments! From the lobby you will be guided to the roof where the night will begin!

•Class will start promptly at 6:30pm!
Please do your best to arrive at least 15 minutes before class so we can ensure an easeful set up for you Yoga + Chill vibes!

MEET THE TEACHER
Rachel Anna
500HR Teacher | Specializing in Therapeutics

MEET THE TEACHER
Shawnda Noone
200HR RYT | Certified Yin Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer | Reiki & Shamanic Practitioner

INVESTMENT:
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (ends 6/7): $25
CHILL BIRD RATE (after 6/7) : $35

Please Email frontdesk@tacomayoga.net if you have any questions.


YIN + CHAKRA IMMERSION

YIN + CHAKRA WEEKEND IMMERSION
JULY 13TH - 14TH
11:30 – 3:30PM
WITH SHAWNDA

In both ancient cultures and within in yoga philosophy it is said that everything, including us, is energy. One of the systems of energy that runs through us is referred to as the Chakras. The intention of this immersion is to explore and de-mystify your energetic anatomy and uncover how the chakras appear within your life, body, and practice. It is from our personal discovery and experiences that we can gain a deeper understanding of how the Chakras effect our lives and begin to view from a different lens.

Join Shawnda Noone for an experiential workshop through the Chakra system. Through lecture and movement, we will explore the 7 Major Chakra Systems and begin to de-mystify how these centers of the body hold and process our experiences. Combined with the slow and meditative practice of Yin Yoga, we have the opportunity to gather and experience information through the embodiment of a physical practice.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Each segment will begin with a lecture, move into a guided meditation, and follow with a yummy yin practice.

You will receive an overview of the entire chakra system. We will look at each chakra as tools for self-inquiry, so you may continue to explore how they impact your own life, and more.

SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY –
•Part One – Overview of the Chakra System 
•Part Two – Foundations; lower three Chakras  
•Foundations in Motion – a yin yoga practice + meditation

SUNDAY – 
•Part Three – Bridge to Spirit; heart and throat chakras
•Part Four – Intuitive Spirit; upper two chakras
•Open and Connected – a yin yoga practice + meditation

WHAT TO BRING
Please come with an open mind and your curiosities. A journal is encouraged for note taking and writing prompts. You may also want to dress in layers, bring a water bottle, and snacks for your break (as this is a day immersion).
*all other yoga props will be provided.

MEET THE TEACHER
Shawnda Noone
E-RYT 200 HR | Yin Certified + Yin Teacher Trainer | Reiki Master + Shamanic Practitioner

INVESTMENT
EARLY BIRD: $60
LATE BIRD: $70

*Yoga Teachers will receive 7 hours of Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance from attending this Immersion

Please Email shawnda@tacomayoga.net if you have any questions.


INTRO TO YOGA WORKSHOP

INTRO TO YOGA WORKSHOP
WITH RACHEL + SHAWNDA
SATURDAY, July 27 @ 12 - 4:30pm


Have you always been curious about starting a yoga practice but haven't taken the leap yet? Whether your goal is to gain more flexibility, more strength, or more peace of mind through a mindful movement practice, we’ve got you covered!
Join Rachel and Shawnda for this two part workshop where you will learn:

• Alignment for common yoga poses
• Keeping yourself safe with modifications
•The importance of breath and how to link it with movement
•What is Meditation and it's benefits
•Quick look at the softer styles of yoga like; yin, gentle, and restorative yoga

We invite you to begin your yoga journey Saturday, July 27th from 12 - 4:30pm! There will be a 30 minute lunch break with light snacks provided to ensure you can nourish as you need!

Our aim is to create a safe and fun space for you to learn the basics of the yoga practice so as you begin your journey you can will do so with the tools and knowledge to step confidently onto your mat.

What to Bring:
We will provide all mats and props for this workshop. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and dress in clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably.

Investment: $65 Pre-Register | $75 Day of
*you also receive a 2 class passes so you can use what you've learned!!
Sign up at tacomayoga.net