URU Event Schedule

120 Day Event Calendar Wednesday May 23 - Sunday September 23

Intermediate Acro

with Samantha Coates

at URU Yoga

Sunday May 27 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Intermediate Acro

Intermediate level acro workshop comin at ya! This will be the first of a new, ongoing workshop series with Sam and Blake. We hope to host these once to twice a month!

This will be a flow including f2h, pops, intro to h2h, and a standing pose or two!

There are prerequisites for these workshops! We want this to be a place for students who have been practicing regularly to grow their practice safely.

Comfiness in extended foot to hand for 15 seconds, star drills, high bird, and shoulder stand.

Don't fret if you're not there yet with any of these skills ! Monday night classes will be a chance for everyone to get these solid before the workshop.

$20 General admin
$15 for students and pairs(per person)
(Pairs must respond to the event with their partner's name ahead of time to get the discount)

Free Intro. Talk on Transcendental Meditation with Prudence

with Prudence Bruns

at URU Yoga

Friday June 1 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Intro. Talk on Transcendental Meditation with Prudence

Please join us for a free introductory talk on Transcendental Mediitation with Prudence Bruns.

Learn why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety, how it improves brain function and memory, what happens during TM, why anyone can practice TM and why it works from the start.

Prudence Farrow Bruns, Ph.D., Sanskrit scholar and yoga instructor, was made a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® technique in 1968 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the famous retreat in Rishikesh, India, that was also attended by the Beatles, Donovan, Mia Farrow, and other celebrities. She is the subject of John Lennon’s song, “Dear Prudence” from the Beatle’s White Album.

An opportunity to learn TM will follow over the weekend at URU Gulf Breeze:
Day 1 on Saturday for 1- 2 hours by appointment, Sunday evening through Tuesday evening at 6:30pm for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Must be clean of certain substances for two weeks prior to learning TM.

For more information please contact Prudence at pbruns@tm.org

Chair & Restorative Yoga Workshop

with Kerry Whiteley

at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze

Saturday June 16 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chair & Restorative Yoga Workshop

Chair & Restorative Workshop is back!
Saturday, June 16
Led by Kerry Whiteley

Chair yoga makes many yoga postures accessible for all levels of practice, particularly those with limited mobility. For seasoned yoga practitioners, chair yoga is a great way to take your practice back to the foundation and bring deeper awareness to alignment.

Restorative yoga is renewing and relaxing for the body to open gradually. Postures are supported with props and are held for at least 5 minutes to assist muscles relaxing and releasing.

In this workshop, we will practice chair yoga for the first hour and transition to restorative for the second hour. We will practice pranayama throughout and close with a seated meditation.


Reiki Level 1 Training

with Michelle Baker

at URU Yoga

Friday July 13 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reiki Level 1 Training

Reiki I Training w/Michelle Baker
June 13-15

Friday, 6-10 PM
Saturday 11-3 and 4-9


*pre-registration is requested by June 5th for you to receive a manual

The focus of this form of Energy Medicine is based on the traditional Buddhist Master Usui Method, established in the 1930”s from the practices of Buddhist monks to systemize and download the harnessing of the life force. As a form of energy hygiene, upholding the sacred life force within you and around you, it encourages you to practice clarity as to assist in clearing, holding space for more Life, greater freedom, greater creativity to all as a form of empowerment in identifying as a Higher Self.

Reiki is an accessible and very approachable form of of energy medicine that is perfect for all beings in any field or responsibility they operate in, be it a parent, teacher, physical therapist, massage therapist, yoga teacher, social worker or uplifted human being!

Reiki is found in most hospitals as a valid addition to current and modern day medicines (not replacements) of healing in many parts of Asia and is beginning to be far more widely accepted here in the West, mutually making its way into hospitals, clinics, progressive therapies, yoga studios, schools and massage studios.

Based on the tradition of Master Usui, the Reiki program at Swan River Yoga is also unique in that it includes some of the healing energetic practices of the subtle body found in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, along with the inspirations of numerous Energy Medicine healers that Michelle, the Director of the program, has encountered in the Energy practices of Bali, Mystical forms of Kabbalah, Pranic Healing and Psycho-therapy, Polarity Energy Medicine & Ayurveda.

The Reiki System works in 3 stages.

Level 1; Clear Thyself, Know Thyself. This is entirely for you. You will learn the history of Reiki and be given tools for personal daily use. You will not work with others at all. You will learn how to clear your inner and outer environments and become more sensitive to the energy around you.

You will learn to:
Cut Cords
Harmonize and feel your chakras
Clear Your Energy quickly
Dial into your Higher Self
Understand boundaries & Energy hygiene
Call on Spiritual Guides & access yours
Do a fire ceremony
Hold more life force within you

About the Director: Michelle Baker, the Founder of Swan River Yoga in New Orleans and has been teaching healing arts since 1998 full time. There, she is the Director of the Reiki Program at Swan River, has been a Reiki Master since the year 2000, studying all 3 levels of Reiki. She has been offering Reiki trainings since 2012 consistently each year. She is also certified in Pranic Healing, an Advanced Energy System created by Master Choa Kok Sui as well as Pranic Psychotherapy. She has taken numerous courses in the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah, an energy system based on the Tree of Life, studied various forms of energy from the indigenous of Bali Indonesia and certified in Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, which focuses on the energy of the 5 elements of the body and the bodies ability to stay in energetic harmony.
She has studied numerous forms of yoga, including certifications in Sivananda, Jivamukti, Asthanga, Anusara, Thai Yoga and Restorative Yoga.