URU2-Nine Mile Events

Displaying events from October 17 to February 14.

Refuge Recovery Pensacola

with Rebecca Sathre at URU Yoga
Friday, October 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Refuge Recovery is a recovery community utilizing a Buddhist-oriented path to recovering from addiction of all kinds. All are welcome. Meetings are held on Friday mornings 8-9 AM at Uru Yoga, 2400 Executive Plaza Road Pensacola!

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.
Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being.

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Restful Adventure with Sean Seid

with Sean Seid at URU Yoga
Friday, October 19 8:00 am - 9:30 am

You're invited to come on a journey, a restful adventure that will bend the borders between dreams and waking life. Music and meditation merge to carry the mind and heart through the evening to a place of deep ease.
Feel free to wear comfortable clothing, or even your pajamas. We'll begin with a light stretch and prepare soft nests to rest into. Sean will guide the experience with music, meditation, and storytelling. Feel free to bring a love donation to support Sean on his journey and a small portion to support URU. You can also bring a potluck dish to support our bellies. The event will last from 8pm until 930pm, with an optional potluck afterward.
Friday, October 19th

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Kirtan Celebration with Prema Hara

with Prema Hara at URU Yoga
Saturday, October 20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fresh from the Bhakti Fest mainstage & their on-going international tour, URU Yoga and Beyond is delighted to host the European sacred music duo Prema Hara. Don't miss them -- they won't be back in the US till Fall 2019!

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

ADMISSION: $20
REGISTER: Link coming soon!

LOCATION: URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive, Pensacola FL 32504
E: uruyoga@gmail.com | T: (850) 377-5334

** Prema Hara's music as well as cool t-shirts and unique hand-made jewelry will be available at their pop-up shop before & after the event. Proceeds directly support their tour.

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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.

:: ABOUT PREMA HARA ::

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.

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

"... pure, kirtan at it's best." ~ Yoga Journal Magazine

"Refreshing, deep, authentic..." ~ LA Yoga Magazine

“Heart-melting melodies and stirring rhythms.” ~ Jai Uttal

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

“Prema Hara 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 San Francisco)

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The Study of Yoga & Props (Yoga Alliance CEUs)

with Rebecca Sathre at URU Yoga
Sunday, October 21 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Rebecca Sathre for a Yoga & Props workshop. She will teach you as much as she can about using props in 3 hours. This class will be fun and informative.

We will cover yoga lifestyle and the use of props. In this class students will be taught the techniques and practice of using props in your personal practice and in class. This class will also help yoga teachers learn ways to assist students with props.

Props can be used to support a student. Props can be used to open the body. Props can be used to deepen a practice. Props can be used to make postures more accessible. Props can be used to make the practice more safe. Props can be used to align the physical and energetic body. Props can be used to facilitate deeper relaxation. Props can also be used to make the practice more interesting and fun.

$40

Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers will receive 3 contact CEUs to go toward the 30 CEUS required. Every 3 years teachers are required to study 10 contact hours and 20 non contact hours along with teaching to maintain Yoga Alliance Registered.

Rebecca Sathre ERYT500 YACEP
Rebecca is the Founder and director of 3 URU Yoga Studios along with her amazing partners. Rebecca is the founder and director of the URU Yoga and Beyond 200 & 300 Hour Teacher Trainings. Most importantly, Rebecca has a deep love for yoga and the benefits of yoga. She loves to share the teachings of yoga because they have helped her and so many others.


Refuge Recovery Pensacola

with Rebecca Sathre at URU Yoga
Friday, October 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Refuge Recovery is a recovery community utilizing a Buddhist-oriented path to recovering from addiction of all kinds. All are welcome. Meetings are held on Friday mornings 8-9 AM at Uru Yoga, 2400 Executive Plaza Road Pensacola!

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.
Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being.

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Reiki Level 1 with Tonya Morris

with Tonya Morris at URU Yoga
Saturday, October 27 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Level 1 Usui Reiki
By Tonya Morris, Usui Reiki Master Teacher
Saturday October 27th
12pm to 4 pm
URU at Airport

Give yourself the gift of Self Care

Learn the benefits of Usui Reiki and how it can help your physical, emotional and spiritual body systems
Learn about Your Chakra System
Integrating Grounding, Cleansing & Clearing into your daily routine
Receive a Level 1 Attunement
Meditations and Exercises
Receive a Level 1 Manual

Cost: $100.00
In order to receive your certificate at the completion of class, please pay in full by October 20th and send an email to Blusunsoul@gmail.com

"There are a number of Reiki practitioners out there, but on a rare occasion you discover someone truly special. Tonya brings light to life, transforming negative or stuck energy into flow and function, bringing well being to mind, body and spirit. She is vibrant, kind, generous and embodies the spirit of the practice. The energy that flows through her is a gift to us all."
-J Perry

"I attended this certification with Tonya Morris. If you have any interest in Reiki, I urge you to connect with this wonderful Soul!"
-J McIninch

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Yoga Rehab: Spine, Pelvic & True Core Health

with Somer Nicole at URU Yoga
Sunday, October 28 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Yoga Rehab

Sunday, October 28th, 1:30-4:30pm
 
This workshop is ideal for:
Poor posture and breathing patterns
Core dysfunction, back pain or neck pain
Preparing the body for pregnancy
Pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti or hernia
Pelvic floor disorders, such as incontinence
Decreasing waist size & flattening abdominals
Improving circulation and athletic performance

Deep stabilizing muscles become inhibited when we experience spinal or pelvic pain and injury. They do not just naturally come back online, but we have to specifically retrain the entire core, including the breath, to work together. Healthy function of the core is about the synergy of these deep stabilizing muscles, such as the diaphragm, pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and multifidus. Many traditional core exercises repetitively increase intra-abdominal pressure putting downward forces on the pelvic floor. When done repetitively, this can lead to core and pelvic floor dysfunction.

In this workshop, you will learn the theory behind Hypopressive (low pressure) Breathing, created by Marcel Caufriez, and the importance of reducing intra-abdominal pressure to recover from pelvic floor dysfunction. It has similarities to the ancient yogic breathing exercise called uddiyana bandha. You will practice hypopressive breathing and learn four of the ten Low Pressure Fitness exercises, created by Tamara Rial and Piti Pinsach from Spain, for the prevention and restoration of pelvic health beyond the clinical setting. Come to learn this revolutionary global postural and breathing technique to synergistically rehab the core and heal from chronic injury patterns! This will be an introductory workshop into the theory and practice of this method.

Dr. Somer Nicole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release & Reiki. Having taught Yoga since 2002, she now teaches Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Rehab. Her teaching style integrates alignment cues grounded in therapeutics and energetic/visualization cues to help direct energy and uplift the Spirit. She lives in Kauai and has an online platform for Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork videos at www.YogaDoctors.TV

*Please refrain from eating 2 hours before the workshop

$55

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Restore for the Holidays Weekend Retreat

with David Bryan at URU Yoga
Friday, December 7 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Give yourself a present that keeps giving. Cut the stress and running during the holiday season by treating yourself to some downtime. During this retreat in a beautiful house on Navarre Beach, there will be several restorative, yin, yoga nidra and gentle practices.

More recharging will be available during group and free time. Use this time for silent, alone time or a chance to develop friendships.
Take time to enjoy the wonderful meals which are included in the price of $400 for a bunkbed in a shared room or a shared king bed or $750 for a private room with a king bed for 1 or 2 people. Massages and facials will be available for an additional fee, if desired.
David and Kathea Bryan are excited to host and lead Restore for the Holidays Weekend Retreat. If you have any questions, please contact one of them.

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Reiki Level 2 with Diane Ferguson

with Diane Roll Ferguson at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Saturday, December 8 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Saturday December 8th 2018 9:00-3:30 at URU Gulf Breeze Treehouse

Investment: $175

Deposit of $50 is required by Nov. 28th to reserve your space.

The emphasis of this Level II training will be the introduction to the first three Reiki symbols, encouraging students to deepen their personal practice and learn to practice on others. This course will include a Reiki II Attunement, techniques for hand placement, distance healing, energizing spaces, and creating a clearer connection with life force energy.

Reiki II Training certification is required to professionally practice on others. Reiki I certification is a prerequisite for this course.

The Reiki attunement is what makes Reiki unique to other forms of healing touch and energy work. This ceremony, called Reiju (Ray-joo) in Japanese, is performed by the Reiki Master and opens and expands the main energy channels of the student's body, allowing universal energy, also known as Qi/Chi/Ki, to flow more freely and deeply.

Because of this opening process, the attunement also does what Reiki is meant to do — clear blockages. As a result, this can create significant energy changes within the individual and many will undergo an intense period of self-growth. Often, innate intuition and other gifts are more easily accessed.

Diane Ferguson is an Usui Ryoho Reiki Level III Master Teacher who began her study of Reiki in 2014 and has been working with others in this healing modality since 2015. Diane believes that the power of Reiki is limitless and can be applied to nearly every facet of your life. Diane is also a yoga instructor, Certified Health Coach, retreat facilitator, and ordained Minister.

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Winter Solstice Energy Clearing

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Friday, December 21 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Clearing Yourself & Calling On Light
Winter Solstice Energy Clearing Class

Dec 21 5:45-7:15 @ URU by the airport

Tools to:
*Remove Obstacles
*Call Your Energy Back
*Calling On Light
*Let Go of What No Longer serves You
* Strengthen the nervous system & neurotransmitters

How:
Give Yourself Reiki
Higher Self Meditation
Affirmation Mantras
Clearing Rooms
Fire Ceremony
Smudging

Open to all beings. No experience is necessary. No yoga asana will take place. This is not a Reiki Training but an open class.

This will be deeply clearing and self empowering. There are numerous Energy Medicine tools that are are to the public offered in our Reiki Trainings that many beings can learn to do without learning how to give Reiki or any form of Energy Medicine

If ever you, your experiences, interactions or your home have felt energetically stuck, heavy, blocked, sensitive, vulnerable, thrown off center, or weighted down, there are very accessible tools you can practice daily as to clear yourself energy body, called the Pranic Body.

In this class, you will go through many of the same exercises we do in our Reiki or Energy Medicine trainings that are appropriate to share without going through the training, yet we will not share Reiki on anyone but ourselves. Numerous techniques will be given so that one can learn to clear themselves or be more clear to energetic hygiene, calibration and boundary.

Exercises in this class could include:
*Recitation of protection mantra, obstacle removing mantra, chakra activation for harmony and heart purifying mantra.
*Higher Self Meditation
*Cutting Cords
*Revocations of energy that no longer serves you
*Invocations of what you would like to call into your life
*Calling on Your Guide
*Prayer
*Clearing the chakras and aura
*Fire or water ceremony
*Give yourself Energy Medicine & Chakra Tuning with crystal bowls, tuners and mantra offering all energy back to the Source with great forgiveness.
These practices are meant to invoke your independence, offering your creative solutions to energy tools the might resonate with you when accessed on a daily basis.

Lead by: Swan Michelle. Reiki Master Level 3, Certified Pranic Healer, Polarity Medicine, Sound Therapist and Ayurveda Yoga Therapist.

Investment: $20

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Winter Solstice Candlelight Sound Bath

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Friday, December 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Winter Solstice Candlelight Sound Bath
Swan Michelle and Rob Dill
Dec 21 7:30-9pm

SOUND BATHs have become a sacred Sunday healing ritual for many years now at Swan River Yoga in New Orleans, and we now want to bring them to you here at Uru in Pensacola
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This sacred journey will include a Swan River Restorative Yoga Class with support, props, low on the mat. Each pose is held 10 minutes to check in and recalibrate your nervous system.

As the original form of yoga was sound, the art of Sound Therapy will be offered to you, with sacred healing mantra, transformational songs, crystal bowls, metal bowls ,tonal drums, gong, harmonium, water-fone, guitar riffs, tuning forks for neurological health, 528 hertz chimes, with aromatherapy allowing you to listen, soften and activate the stillness of noise reduction of the outer world.
Often a meditation or breathing exercises may be prompted after to send you into the Cosmos with restfulness and nourishment.

It is a magical and celestial experience, provoking beauty, deep rest, stillness and the ethereal state.
Come cleanse and bathe in light with us.

What is beautiful is that anyone can do it! All levels and new beings are especially welcome as this is very appropriate for anyone if you can remain still and practice silence. Bring the family .Go on a special galactic date.

We are honored to host them at least once per month and on many holidays. Join us!

Michelle has a certification in Sound Therapy, learning the calibration of the different brain wave patterns, nervous system and chakra systems harmonic convergence. She has training specifically in the tuning forks, crystal bowls and harmonium, and has been leading Sound Baths, the first of their kind in New Orleans, since 2010.
Rob is a musician by trade, grew up in Pensacola, played in many local bands, has many CD's and experiences with Master Musicians, such as Jai Uttal and Krishna Das.
Check out their CD Bhakti Caravan; Forest Dwellers, on iTunes!

Investment: $20

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New Year Slow Down Retreat with Michelle

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Sunday, December 30 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New Years Total Slow Down Retreat
Swan Michelle
Dec 30
Noon-3 and 4-7pm

*Yoga Nidra
*Breathing exercises
*Yin Yoga
*Restorative Yoga
*Neurological Anatomy
*Embodying the Mythology of Stillness
* Priming ourselves for Meditation
*Cord Cutting Meditation and Room Clearing

Introduction to the deep, nourishing, inner practices that promote an adaptable immune system, emotional stability, stress and anxiety reduction, noise resiliency and the rest and digest state for optimal health.

This 1 day retreat will promote you checking in instead of getting caught up in business and further habituating your tendency to check out.

It will be an entire day of some very diverse practices in Energy work, Breathing exercises, withdraw of the senses, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Meditation.

We will take moments to discuss some of the neurological benefits of these practices, the effects of stress, how to reduce anxiety and how to be more at ease in stillness. We will introduce you to the mythology of Yoga Nidra, the background of Yin and the pre-cursors to being able to sit still in meditation,making this wonderful for yoga teachers so that you have a language to promote stillness in your students.

We will also primarily do these practices and let ourselves BE, reminding us all that we are the IN-dweller. We have permission to slow down, to let go, to reduce and to refrain for health purposes, not as a form of avoidance at all!

Put down the tasks. Let go of the doer ship. You need this. If you need more time, slow down! These practices will remind you of how important this is to add to your daily habits and routines

Investment:

$108

or $60 per drop in

Bio:

A SHORT BIO of Swan Michelle:

Swan Michelle has been teaching yoga full time in New Orleans, the Gulf Region and Internationally since 1998, for 20 years! She is the Founder of Swan River Yoga (3 locations), created the first Yoga Teacher Training in New Orleans, which is called Swan School, and trains and leads full time International workshops in Bhakti Yoga, Sound Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Energy Medicine and Yoga Nidra.

She helped open the first Prasad Vegan Cafe in New Orleans, Good Karma Cafe, is a singer in Bhakti Caravan, and leads numerous Sound Baths with sacred instruments.

She has studied with Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, Ram Dass and Dr Marc Halpern as her primary yoga teachers. She is initiated in the Hanuman Bhakti lineage under Neem Karoli Baba, and has certifications in Jivamukti Yoga, Sivananda Yoga & Anusara Yoga.

She has been to India 9 times, which imbibes her offerings of all that she has uncovered yoga to be, along with service, Self Lead entrepreneurial nature and unconditional Love! Check out her CD, Forest Dwellers by Bhakti Caravan on iTunes or go to her website to view online trainings, training manuals and courses.

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Yin Pratyahara Experience

with David Bryan at URU Yoga
Friday, January 4 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

This yin practice will occur in a dark room with only a candle to illuminate the teacher, David Bryan. There will be no talking and minimum sound, as you follow visual cues to come into postures with a ring of a bell to let you know to begin coming into the next posture. We will seek to turn within and become aware of what we are feeling. Pratyahara is the fifth of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga and is often thought of as a precursor to concentration and meditation. Please feel free to send questions to David Bryan or email him at 7hondo5@gmail.com.

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Yin Training with Bethany & David

with David Bryan at URU Yoga
Saturday, February 2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bethany Snisky and David Bryan will offer this 50 hour Yin training for yoga teachers and those that would like to add yin to their practice. There will be 3 weekend sessions (February 2nd and 3rd, March 2nd and 3rd, and April 13th and 14th from 9 AM to 5 PM with an hour lunch). There will be 10 hours of class attendance required. Cost will be $500. Questions can be directed to Bethany Snisky or David Bryan.

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