URU1-By the Airport Events

120 Day Event Calendar Mon August 21, 2017 - Tue December 19, 2017

Intermediate Lyra

with Ashlyn Swafford

Thu August 24, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Intermediate Lyra

Join Ashlyn as she leads an Intermediate Level lyra class, also known as aerial hoop. Lyra, another aerial apparatus, is a steel hoop hung in a similar manner to the silks. This class is designed for students who have attended lyra with ashlyn before or have a strong physical practice- whether it be aerial, yoga, acro, or another fitness modality. All non-injured students are welcome, but know we will be moving through material fast and be prepared to work hard.

Lyra, while beautiful, can be more intense than silks. It is not suitable for students with major injuries.

Please post in the discussion or contact Ashlyn with any questions : swaffordashlyn@gmail.com

Thursday August 24th, 2017
URU Tippin
$15 for everyone
only 8 spots available

Thank you!

Preregistration is required. Registration is thru the mind body connect app or via our website, both under the "events" tab. Will post when registration is open online.



photo credit to Noel Nichols

The Yoga of Improv Comedy

with Emily Barksdale

Sat August 26, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Yoga of Improv Comedy

Improv, or improvisational theater, is a live form of theater where the actors write and direct themselves in the moment. What do improv and yoga have in common? They are both avenues for experiencing the present moment. In yoga, we consciously connect our bodies and minds. In improv, we playfully connect ideas as they arise. Yoga and improv are both practices of stepping out of our own way and allowing our true selves to be free.

We will begin with a short yoga practice to connect to our breath and bodies, lead by Emily Barksdale. This will be accessible to all. Bring comfy clothes and an open mind.

Laynie Gibson, of Pensacola's hilarious comedy troupe Improvable Cause, will guide us through exercises and group games that will encourage us to let go of self judgement and liberate ourselves to the present moment. Laynie has studied mindfulness at the University of West Florida and is going to show us how improv and mindfulness enhance our daily lives.

Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, you will find a warm and welcoming environment to play in. So join us as we free ourselves and have fun together!


Please be aware that improv is about letting go of self-censorship and inhibitions, so there may (likely) be adult themes and language.

Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World with Debi Saraswati Lewis

with Debi Lewis

Sat August 26, 2017 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World with Debi Saraswati Lewis

This workshop is an introduction to the Enneagram, which is a model of the personality, our subconscious motivations, and it illuminates how we get stuck in mental/emo onal habits that block us from our birthright of Divine Joy.
Then, an explora on of how we can balance our centers of intelligence: gut, heart and head, using movement, posture and breath.
This a ernoon class will be a sampler of a full weekend experience, and will include yoga postures and sequences, walking and si ng medita on, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Sacred Circle Dances & Dance Medita on, even some Laughter Yoga!


Debi Saraswati Lewis has been owner/director of JoyFlow Yoga, in Ridgeland MS for over 25 years. Now free of a studio, she is traveling and bringing this workshop to others.
Debi completed the RisoHudson training through the Enneagram Ins tute and combines the wisdom of Enneagram with yoga. She teaches workshops worldwide, based on her published book, Yoga Nine Ways, and o ers individual consulta ons by appointment. Her workshops are known to be inspira onal and life-changing.

URU Yoga & Beyond 200 Hour Teacher Training

with Rebecca Sathre

Fri September 8, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

URU Yoga & Beyond 200 Hour Teacher Training

The study of yoga is as vast as the sky and as deep as your soul."-Rebecca Sathre

The URU Yoga & Beyond teacher training is a peak pose vinyasa yoga teacher training with a strong emphasis on finding your unique authentic voice in life and in teaching. We will delve into all aspects of yoga including philosophy, mantra, bhakti yoga, meditation, asana, karma yoga, anatomy and physiology and most certainly yoga as a lifestyle. We will cultivate a community that studies, practices, laughs, learns, grows, opens and connects.

All trainees will have the opportunity to become proficient at teaching a yoga class that includes mantra, pranayama, a theme, vinyasa flow that leads to a peak pose, meditation and a closing mantra.

Teacher trainees will have many opportunities to teach and be mentored in URU classes and in the training.

The URU Yoga and Beyond teacher training is a way to incorporate yoga as a life style.

In additon teacher trainees will have the unique opportunity to mentor in aerial classes as an addition to the training with an extra fee that will be paid to the aerial mentor and URU.

The URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training will be lead by Rebecca Sathre with many guest teachers from URU and around the country. The training will be very broad and vast with a concentrated focus on authenticity in teaching.

URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training dates will be announced.
The first weekend of the training is September 9-11 (URU1)

General weekend hours (these may shift slightly for guest teachers)
Friday: 5:30-9:00
Saturday 11:00-8:00
Sunday 9:00-6:00

The application can be found on www.uruyoga.com.

Financial Commitment is $2600 paid in full or 3 payments of $950 by September 1st, $950 by December 1st and $950 by March 1st. $200 non refundable application fee is required upon signing contract.

We accept MyCAA scholarships for military spouses through our program.

Additional costs that are required are the purchase of an URU class pass which will be sold at a discount to teacher trainees, plus the purchase of required books.

The required book list will be something close to this:
Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
2100 Asanas by Daniel Lacerdo
Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Mutktibodhandanda
Heart of Yoga ( T. K. V. Desikachar)
Yoga Anatomy (Leslie Kaminoff)
Yoga Sutra translation of choice
Bhagavad Gita translation of choice

The time commitments are generally one training weekend month, 1 field trip day, 2 URU yoga classes a week, 2 practicum taught yoga classes, team taught graduation class, yoga homestudy, and a yoga self evaluation test.

"Yoga has literally saved my life and it is from this place that I share the teachings with you. Please join me on this path if you have a calling to go deeper with yoga and share the yoga path with others."-Rebecca

Reiki Level 1 with Tonya Morris

with Tonya Morris

Sat September 16, 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: $200. Receive $50 off if paid by 09/01/17 or $100 off if you bring a friend.!
Contact: URU Yoga @ 850-377-5334 to pay and secure your spot.

Tonya Morris
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher

Autumn Equinox Full Weekend Retreat!

with Rebecca Sathre

Fri September 22, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Autumn Equinox Full Weekend Retreat!

URU Yoga now offers day and weekend retreats for those looking for a short getaway to reconnect with Self and others. A URU retreat will include yoga, meditation, group circling to hold sacred space for open discussion, delicious & healthy food, and fun!

Autumn Equinox Weekend Retreat

September 23-25
Coldwater Gardens in Milton

*All Inclusive (lodging, food, and activities for the weekend)

Cottages-$440 per space in Comfy Pull out bed
Glamping-$390 per space
Glamping on air mattress-$360 per space
Platform Camping-$320 per space
Primitive Camping-$300 per space

To register, call URU at 850-377-5334

To view pictures of the above accommodations and the Coldwater Gardens property, visit www.coldwatergardens.com


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.