URU3-Gulf Breeze Events

120 Day Event Calendar Monday August 7 - Friday December 8

Drug Awareness-A Seminar for Parents

with Art Martinez

Sunday September 10 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drug Awareness-A Seminar for Parents

As your children begin Middle School or High School, you, the parent, need to be well informed of the availability and types of illegal drugs that can possibly be offered to your children in this new environment. The terms “Not my child” or “not in our school” no longer apply in today’s culture. This seminar will enlighten you as to the most common types of illicit drugs that are prevalent in the school environment. From the widely acceptable Marijuana to the deadliest narcotics that have caused several overdoses and deaths in the state of Florida. Many parents whose child fell victim to drug abuse wish they had seen the signs and intervened before it was too late.
This is a free event.
Art Martinez
Lieutenant –Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department, Retired.

Art Martinez served for 28 years with the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department in Illinois. While with the department he spent time in uniform, tactical unit, undercover narcotics, gangs and special assignments. He was Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Cook County, the largest multi-jurisdictional drug task force in Illinois, where he served for 17 years. He has been assigned as a Group Supervisor of a DEA Drug Homicide team, has been assigned to a State Police narcotics and currency interdiction team and as a Lieutenant, supervised four gang and narcotics teams for the Cook County Sheriff’s Police.

During his career with the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Art has conducted narcotics investigations from street level operations to upper level conspiracies as well as infiltrating major drug trafficking organizations. He has been the recipient of numerous awards from the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, including three awards for valor while supervising undercover operations. He has been qualified as an expert in the narcotics field both in state and federal court and has been called to testify in several states throughout the country.

Art has coordinated and taught courses in narcotics investigations for the Illinois State Police, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, the Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association (IDEOA) and North East Multi-Regional Training (NEMRT).

Art Martinez has presented drug awareness seminars to parent groups throughout Cook County, as well as teaching the dangers of drug use to middle school children in several schools.

Restorative Yoga Training

with David Bryan

Saturday September 16 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Restorative Yoga Training

Wanting to add restorative postures to your daily practice or to your classes? Kathea Bryan will be covering propping, coming in and out in a relaxed manner and teaching each posture, in addition to other considerations for a restorative practice.
The cost of $40 will also include a restorative booklet.
Questions can be directed to Kathea Bryan at dkcbryan@gmail.com or David Bryan at 7hondo5@gmail.com.

Enrichment through Acupuncture, Massage & Restorative Yin Yoga

with Angela Watts

Sunday September 17 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Enrichment through Acupuncture, Massage & Restorative Yin Yoga

Embrace the healing power of combining Acupuncture, Restorative Yoga, and Massage. Yoga, Massage and Acupuncture allow elements to find movement. They awaken the Chakras and balance our Spiritual, mental and physical energies. This workshop will help to balance the yang in your daily life. Let Sarah and Angela enhance the Yin inside you. Yin promotes relaxation, nourishment, and forgivness.
Acupuncture Treatments provide a sense of calmness, groundedness and connection. People have commented that their acupuncture treatments help them feel like themselves again.
Yin Restorative Yoga offers the physical body a chance to relax and feel supported. It is a gentler way to vanish anxiety and empower mental positive affirmations while finding truth in your stillness.

Sarah Newman Kalb has had the pleasure of delivering gentle, safe & effective acupuncture treatments for over 17 years and is located upstairs across from Gulf Breeze URU, her favorite place to practice yoga. 🙂 Acupuncture and yoga go hand-in-hand, helping to nourish the spirit, mental- emotional and physical connection for each individual.

Angela Watts has had the pleasure of instructing yoga for 13 years and is part owner of URU Yoga Downtown. Restorative Yin Yoga is a deep passion of hers. She believes our daily lives (yang) are similar to that of a Rhinoceros; extremely majestic, proud and demands respect. While Yin is represented as a White Egret; beautiful, cleansing and liberating. Yin and Yang, when balanced, have a beautiful symbiosis relationship, just as these amazing creatures do.

When: October 22nd 3:00 to 4:30
When: URU Yoga Downtown
Investment: $40

A Yin Yoga Training: Deepening the Practice

with David Bryan

Saturday October 14 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Yin Yoga Training: Deepening the Practice

David Bryan will be guiding you in deepening your understanding of the Yin practice. We will discuss the philosophy and physiology behind Yin, talk about how it differs from a yang practice and the benefits, and practice coming into and guiding yin postures. This training is open to teachers and students, but participants will be expected to be familiar with the postures found on Bernie Clark's website, www.yinyoga.com. The training will be $100 with a 10% discount for those signed up and paid before October 1st. Questions can be sent to David at 7hondo5@gmail.com.

Dance Your Self!

with Lynn Ball Jackson

Saturday October 21 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dance Your Self!

Optional warm-up begins 6:30pm
Dance begins 7:00pm (lasts about 1 hour)
$5-$10 requested ($7 suggested)
Ages 12 and up (12-17 with adult, please)

Free-form dance for one and all! No experience necessary! Come dive in to a talk-free, intoxicant-free zone of creative expression. Let the music move you through an inner journey of creative freedom. Connect with deeper inspiration and creativity by simply listening to how your body wants to move!

Kirtan with Prema Hara

with Prema Hara

Friday October 27 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kirtan with Prema Hara

** This is Prema Hara's only Pensacola appearance till Fall 2018!

7:30-9:30pm KIRTAN
** Arrive early to enjoy Prema Hara's Pop-up Shop!

LOCATION: URU Yoga Gulf Breeze LLC
913 East Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Suite 26A
in Harbourtown Shopping Center
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
E: info@uruyoga.com

Please join us in welcoming Mantralogy recording artists Prema Hara to Pensacola for a blissful evening of sacred song, visiting us as part of their annual three month nationwide fall tour!

Prema Hara’s music, inspiring books about the path of bhakti yoga, cool t-shirts, plus beautiful shawls & hand-made jewelry will be available at their pop-up shop before and after the concert, so arrive early!

:: A KIRTAN CELEBRATION with Prema Hara ::

"(Prema Hara's) chants are filled with love - total love!" ~ YogaChicago

“One of the greatest kirtan groups today… Prema Hara makes some of the sweetest mantra music you’ll ever hear.“ ~ Spirit Voyage

Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to their love of kirtan (mantra music) and living that joy with others! Prema Hara's mellow, meditative songs build into ecstatic rhythms, creating a jubilant celebration of the spirit. Kirtan, the music of the heart, is the calling of the soul; a blissful musical journey to invoke divine presence. Come sing and dance, or just come and be! No previous experience is necessary.


Kamaniya and Keshavacharya are kirtan gypsies, touring internationally as the sacred music duo Prema Hara. Attracted by Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, both have spent many years living in ashrams, searching for the divine through devotional service and singing. Seeing so many people's hearts transformed through the power of chanting sacred mantras, they were inspired to commit their lives to sharing the universal practice of kirtan with the world. Prema Hara has toured extensively throughout the USA & Europe, quickly gaining recognition as one of the West’s most prominent mantra music bands.

“Kamaniya & Keshavacharya Das create a kirtan experience that melts the heart and touches the spiritual Self. Their devotion is contagious and their sound is as Divine as the names of God they chant.” ~ Swami Ramananda (President, Integral Yoga Institute of New York)

Visit www.PremaHara.com to listen to their music and connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PremaHara.

The Essentials of Teaching Yoga in the Classroom

with Kelly Monahan

Sunday November 5 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Essentials of Teaching Yoga in the Classroom

Designed for yoga teachers of any tradition, schoolteachers from preschool to high school, therapists, and parents at all levels of yoga experience. 

Prepare to move your body and be young at heart in this fun, insightful, and practical workshop. Join one of URU’s own children’s yoga teacher and learn how to:

  • Enrich children’s mental and physical health through captivating movement, relaxation, and mindful meditation
  • Use effective and age-appropriate, self-calming and self-regulating techniques
  • Give children tools they can take home with them as well as use at school
  • Learn how to stay in your center and have clear, meaningful interactions with children
  • Cooperative communication and listening skills for effective teaching
Kelly Monahan, E-RYT 200, RCYT
With a love of children and a love of yoga, Kelly combined her two loves and began teaching yoga to children in the DC, VA & MD area. Beginning in 2008, she started teaching in studios and traveling to bring yoga to children in schools. In 2013, she and her family relocated to Gulf Breeze where she continues to offer yoga to children in the community.
Kelly’s yoga teacher training was with Radiant Child Family

Stories Told by Jessie Ritter

with Jessie Ritter

Friday November 10 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stories Told by Jessie Ritter

Stories Told by Jessie Ritter is an intimate gathering to listen to the beautiful music of Jessie Ritter, vocalist and songwriter and URU yoga student.

You can bring your whole family. Jessie doesn’t have a “children’s show,” but children love her show. Everyone should have an opportunity to listen to music in a safe family-friendly environment. No vulgar language. No explicit stories. Just real tales of life and love told from the heart.

To learn more about Jessie, click here: 

Reiki Level 1& 2 with Tracey Owens

with Tracey Owens

Saturday December 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Reiki Level 1& 2 with Tracey Owens

Reiki Level I, II and Master/Teacher Program
Learn Reiki Levels 1, 2, and Master Level to become a Certified Traditional Usui Reiki Practitioner/Teacher

Learn about Reiki, a universal energy that has been used successfully all over the world to heal emotional, physical, and energetic imbalances. Join us to discover how to help yourself & others with Reiki energy.

  • Are you drawn to energy work but just not sure how to begin or refine your existing practice?
  • Are you looking for a Reiki healing course with vibrant community, real integrity & internationally recognized certification?
  • Become an accredited + Certified Reiki Master/Teacher.
  • Form lifelong kindred bonds & friendships with a like-minded global community.
  • Have increased confidence as a Reiki Master because you have the tools you need to perform effective Reiki sessions and teach and attune other students.
  • Have the potential to earn income doing something you absolutely love.

Every part of this course meets the highest levels of integrity.

This curriculum is endorsed and reflects best practice
You can use your internationally recognized certification as soon as you graduate

Important Note:
Students who wish to receive certification in this course will receive attunements to Levels I, II and Master Reiki which will require that they provide personal information (name, email) when they schedule these attunements. information provided is confidential and only used for the purpose of the attunement ceremony.

About Tracey
Reiki Master & Teacher, Metaphysical Shaman, NLP Practitioner, Spiritual Mentor in the Taoist-Yogic Christ Tradition

I have always had a passion for alternative care. As a young adult, I chose Chiropractic care and mostly an organic home-grown diet, without really knowing why. For the past 6 years, I have had a passion for holistic health. I’ve pursued many certifications in the healing arts realm and I continue to seek out ways to improve the health of myself and others, as well as overall wellbeing and personal growth. I was introduced to Reiki almost 25 years ago, receiving my attunements and Reiki Master Certification many years later and it has become an integral part of my life both personally and professionally ever since.
Teaching is my passion and I am so grateful to be able to teach others ways to improve their health and life.

I am so honored to have received an invitation to teach Usui Reiki at URU Gulf Breeze. I will continue to do my very best to ensure students have a rewarding and meaningful experience in my classes.

Please visit my website (www.rememberyourtruth.com) for more information about this class or my work. Or you can email me Tracey@RememberYourTruth.com

12/2/17 Level 1 and Level 2 9am-4pm Investment $250
In this comprehensive course you will learn::*The history of Reiki, where did this practice begin.*How it works & why*Energy Anatomy: Chakra system*Daily meditations and positive focus for each day.*Self-Healing techniques to utilize each and every day!

We will have a Dinner Break until 6 and then those wishing to return to meditate in the Reiki energy, are welcome to join us for light yoga and meditation!

*Students wishing to attend these classes as a Reiki refresher must contact me directly for availability and pricing!

TBA Master Level/Teacher 10am-4pm $175

Card Making Workshop with Life Coach Trainee Laurie Hansen

with Laurie Hansen

Thursday December 7 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Card Making Workshop with Life Coach Trainee Laurie Hansen

Card Making Workshop with
Life Coach Trainee Laurie Hansen

No art experience necessary
This is meant to be a fun and relaxing workshop.
You can make & take as many cards as you like for any occasion including the upcoming holidays!

Friday, December 7th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

$20.00 - All supplies included (we will work with colored pencils)

URU Yoga Gulf Breeze Treehouse

Laurie Hansen, Artist/Art Teacher

Laurie Hansen has been an artist and art instructor for over 30 years. In addition to a BFA in sculpting and painting, she also has a professional certificate in Art Integration. The pairing of art with any subject is a passion of hers.

Currently Laurie is training to be a Life Coach. As part of her services she will offer Art Integration Life Coaching, as well as Teen and Adult Life Coaching. She is thrilled to start another chapter in her life.