URU1-By the Airport Events

120 Day Event Calendar Thu October 19, 2017 - Mon February 19, 2018

Self Care Saturday

with Melissa Garner

Sat October 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Self Care Saturday

Pause, take a deep breath, and find space in your day for self care.

Self Care Saturday: A day retreat designed to promote self care of the mind & body.

Join Melissa Garner, LMHC, RYT for a day dedicated to your wonderful mind and body. During our day together, we will practice skills to improve self care, spend some quality time with our creative selves, and nourish the body with mindful movement and relaxation. You will take away tips and new insights that can help improve mood, energy levels, focus, and overall self care. We will bust myths and identify barriers of self care, prioritize top self care goals, and create a guilt-free and sustainable self-care plan.

Come enjoy a day of relaxing and nurturing activities to help promote health of the mind and body including yoga, art, reflection, and a delicious and healthy meal.

Activities for the day will include:

- Gentle Yoga
- Professional Self Care Teachings
- Journaling
- Group Discussion
- Nature Walk & Mandalas
- Guided Art with Watercolors
- Candlelit Vegan Dinner
- Restorative Yoga
- Guided Relaxation

When: Saturday, October 21st, 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Uru Yoga, 2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504
Investment: $60 (Includes dinner)
Bring: Yoga Mat, Water bottle, Journal, Pen
Why: By tending to our own needs, we are better able to care for others.
Pre-Register: www.uruyoga.com

Led by Melissa Garner, Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Yoga Teacher


Self care: Any intentional action taken to heal, maintain, and improve mental, physical, and emotional health.

"But isn't self care selfish?"
"My needs can wait..."
"I don't have time for self care."
"I'm too exhausted to do anything for me."

As a counselor, yoga instructor, and self-care advocate, the above statements are ones I've heard consistently from those suffering with depression, anxiety, and burn-out.

This world is truly blessed by our various caregivers, healers, and teachers... however, we "givers" are notorious for putting our needs last, leaving little time and energy for self care and restoration. Habitual self neglect often leads to fatigue, low mood, and limited functioning. When we are feeling low on energy, we are unable to fully give, care, and connect with those around us.

It wasn't until I became a counselor that I learned that self care isn't selfish - it's NECESSARY (especially if helping others is important to you!) Part of my training to become a licensed counselor included establishing a personal self care plan. That is because, in order to effectively help others, we must keep ourselves stable and healthy. It's like they say on the airplane: Put your oxygen mask on first, then help others.

This lesson has proven true over the years as a mental health counselor, yoga teacher, and in my role as a mother, wife, daughter, friend, etc.. When I am not at my best, I am simply unable to give my best to those around me. Don't get me wrong - I love to help and serve others. But without self care, the body and mind are at higher risk of irritability, overwhelm, and emotional and physical burn-out.

Simply put, when we implement routine self care habits, our mental and physical health improves, as well as our capacity for compassion and helping others. Self care is necessary to ensure we function at our fullest potential so that we can engage in the present moment, problem solve effectively and confidently, and help others.

The goal isn't to shove everyone off the plate -- it's to save some space for your self. So give yourself (and your loved ones) the gift of a healthier, happier, and restored YOU.

It's time we break the stigma. It's time for self care.

Confessions of an Inflexible Yogi

with David Bryan

Sun October 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Confessions of an Inflexible Yogi

David Bryan will be offering an exploration of what can limit our range of motion or ability to move either in your yoga practice or your day to day life. We will use Yin Yoga as a tool in this exploration as well as some lecture/discussion. The workshop will cost $25 and no experience with Yoga or Yin is required, an open and questioning mind would be beneficial.

Strip It Down: Perfect YOUR Asana

with Kristy West

Sun October 22, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Strip It Down: Perfect YOUR Asana

Kristy West is hosting a workshop where common yoga poses will be broken down into their mechanics. The focus will be on alignment, transitions in and out of the poses, as well as modifications to prevent injury and discomfort. Roughly 10-12 poses will be discussed including Warrior 1 and 2, lunges, Triangle, and Chair Pose. The workshop will end with a 60 minute yoga class.

This workshop is beneficial for beginner students, seasoned yogis, and yoga instructors.

Cost: $20

Yoga Retreat at Portofino

with Rebecca Sathre

Thu October 26, 2017 6:45 am - 7:00 am

Yoga Retreat at Portofino

Find Your Center Yoga Retreat

All inclusive yoga retreat includes 3 nights stay at the beautiful PortofinoIsland Resort & Spa, 8 amazing chef prepared meals, yoga classes in multiple locations throughout the property both indoors and outdoors, meditation, group connection, paddle boarding, dolphin cruise, group bike ride, rest, relaxation, connection and rejuvenation.

Retreat registration information:

$1100 Private bedroom/shared skyhome
$850 Shared Bedroom/shared skyhome
$2000 Private 3 Bedroom skyhome (each additional participant $625)
$1700 Private 2 Bedroom skyhome (each additional participant $625)
$625 Portofino Home Owners & Club Members (skyhome not included)

Call Rebecca at 8503775334 to register.

Mindful Flow Art with Ryan Mayall

with Ryan Mayall

Fri October 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mindful Flow Art with Ryan Mayall

Set your inner child free with this liberating approach to painting. Flow and let go of stress, breathe and let be with meditation through painting. This is like the yoga of painting, having no judgement it's easy to align your self with the nature of creation. Pour out your frustration and stress onto a a blank canvas waiting for your imagination.
Join me for this carefree technique of painting October 27th from 6-7:30pm and practice the art of detachment with the simple flow of pour painting. No brush, no easel, just clothes to get messy.
8 students per class.

Reiki Level 1 with Tonya Morris

with Tonya Morris

Sat October 28, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reiki Level 1 with Tonya Morris

Benefits of Reiki
-Adapts to the needs of the recipient
-Helps meditative states
-Enhances spiritual connection
-Fosters natural self-healing
-Relaxes and reduces stress
-Balances energies in the body
-Relieves pain and discomfort

Receive: Manual, Level 1 Attunement & Meditations
Cost: $150/$75 if paid by Oct 15. 
Contact: URU Yoga @ 850-377-5334 to pay and secure your spot.

Tonya Morris
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher