URU Newsletter 30 April, 2014

We hope this finds you dry and safe… Our love and compassion go out to all of you who have had a hard time during these storms and flooding. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you or collect for you..
We want to show our appreciation to all of you with a special..
1 MONTH for $50 or 3 MONTHS for $150
You can buy one or the other in the month of May…
Come to our grand opening party this Saturday, May 3rd…
We love you, The URU Crew

New Classes at URU
Beginner Hot Yoga Flow with Andrea Moieni
Thursday, 5:30-6:45pm, starting May 1st
If you are new to hot yoga, this is the class for you. The temperature will be set a little lower and the flow between poses will be slower with lots of instruction.

Events at URU
Jivamukti Yoga Class with Michelle Baker of Swan River NOLA
Saturday, May 3rd, 10:30-12:00pm
Come experience a Jivamukti Yoga Class. It is sure to be a well rounded yoga class with a dharma talk, chanting with a harmonium, vinyasa flow, some challenge and a lot of fun.. Swan Michelle is an amazing teacher with a lot of love and strong asana to share… We are so happy to have Michelle come back. Come join us for a wonderful practice. This will replace our regular Peak Pose Class for the this day..

Change of Perspective: Inversions Workshop
Saturday, May 3rd, 12:30-2:30pm

Going upside down is a great way to remind ourselves that sometimes we just need a change of perspective. Come go Upside Down with us. We will practice many ways of going upside down. This workshop is suited for anyone who loves going upside down and anyone that is scared to go upside down but wants to…. We will work on the preparation for going upside down and we will go upside down in many different ways.
Rebecca Sathre will lead us in going upside down. Rebecca has loved inversions for 15 years and would love to share this love with you…

$20, $15 for students and people who attend Jivamukti Class

URU Grand Opening Celebration and Teacher Graduation and Potluck
Saturday, May 3rd, 5:00-10:00pm, Free

Come celebrate URU, our community, the teacher graduates, art, culture and life…

5:00-6:15 Yoga Class with the Teacher Trainees (donations Praying for Carolyn welcome)
6:15- Teacher Trainee Graduation
6:30 Party

Music, Art, talent, food and fun. If you want to bring a potluck to pass you can, but you don’t have to. We will have Music, Acro Yoga Performance with the URU Acro Crew, Aerial Silks by Nikki Beck, Belly Dancing with Danielle Robinson, Music by Mad haPPy, music by Ric Kindle, Hula Hoop with Hilary Turner,The Genesis Party, and anything you would like to share. Please come share a song, a dance, a laugh or a seat with us..

Children welcome with an adult…

Share this invite with everyone..

Broad Spectrum Yoga
Sunday,May 4th, 12:00-2:00pm

Come join URU yoga teachers Tammy and Nickie for a Broad Spectrum Yoga Class.

* Meditation brings a quality of stillness to the mind.

*Pranayama reconnects the physical body and the spirit.

*Mudra brings connection to the inner and outer worlds.

*Asana helps the body shine radiant with light.

*Mantra brings resonance with the universe.

The Broad Spectrum Yoga Event precedes a vision board workshop on the same day at URU Yoga and Beyond . Use Broad Spectrum Yoga to refine your intentions and to broaden the scope of optimism in your life before putting your “Vision Together”.


Vision Board Workshop (free or donations for supplies)
Sunday, May 4th, 2:00-4:00pm

Come explore your intentions and set them into motion with the creation of a vision board.

Bring magazines, printouts from computer, pictures and anything that defines your intentions.. Bring snacks if you want.

This will be a great to attend after the Broad Spectrum Yoga Class or by itself.

Sound Bath with Michelle Baker of Swan River NOLA
Sunday, May 4th, 4:30-6:00pm
Come experience the Bliss of a Sound Bath…Soak into sweet songs, with the aid of sacred instruments for orchestration and a sound reality. Mantra and voice will also sooth the soul. Feel the vibration of a primordial gong. Its frequency is equivalent to the origin of our mind. It resonates the seed of all things, the bindu, clearing our nervous system and shattering through deeper layers of our being to a primal, celestial, and familiar place.

Wynne Paris Kirtana Americana
Thursday, May 8th, 7:00-9:00pm

Come experience Kirtan with Wynne Paris.

Groove out with sacred mantras, classical Indian instruments and the powerful voice of kirtan leader, Wynne Paris and his fellow devoted musician friends.

Wynne is a world beat artist/producer and musician who has spent the last decade devoted to an emerging genre of spiritual music: Yoga music and Kirtan. Wynne’s artistic sound is derived from 20 years of musical adventures and spiritual experiences.

Wynne spent most of his twenties playing rock guitar and singing the blues at nightclubs around Washington DC. In 1994, at the age of 30, Wynne took up yoga, dated a bellydancing astrologer, and had a series of spiritual and mystical experiences that transformed not only his musical style, but his vision of the world. One evening in 1996, Wynne was invited to jam with the Indian Saint Ammachi. The Darshan or blessings he received from Amma the “hugging saint” inspired a vision quest to California and ultimately a move to Marin county to study Indian music, shamanism and yoga.

Since this time Wynne has produced a number of albums including ‘Grooveananda’ and has played hundreds of gigs across the country, alone or accompanying other chanters, including Krishna Das, Wah, David Newman, Dave Stringer, and Bhagavan Das.

Wynne Paris is a Rock, New Age and world beat musician/producer with a special love for yoga music and kirtan, the call-and-response singing of Bhakti yoga. His live performance combines Kirtan chanting, American music (jazz, gospel music, blues and rock music), world beat rhythms and raga scales. He sings in both English and Sanskrit, and plays guitar,sarod (a 26 stringed, sitar-like instrument from India),harmonium, and percussion.


Noonday Collection Trunk Show
Tuesday, May 13th, 7:30-9:30pm
Ladies, I am hosting a Noonday Collection trunk show, and I hope you can come! Please join me for Happy Hour at my home, and you can purchase with purpose! Lisa Bates, a new ambassador for Noonday Collection, will be here with some samples from Noonday’s Fall fashion line and to share the story of Noonday with us. Noonday Collection has recently partnered with TOMs, on TOMs’ new online shopping website, The Marketplace, which showcases items for purchase from other companies that also give back to those in need. At Happy Hour you can purchase jewelry and accessories from across the globe, and the proceeds support more than 1,000 artisans worldwide, providing interest-free loans, scholarship programs, emergency assistance, and more. Pre-shop at lisabates.noondaycollection.com (please select Lisa Bates from the drop down ambassador list if you purchase). If you cannot attend and/or if you do not want to place an order online, please call Lisa Bates at (352) 256-0755 to place an order. I hope to see you all in a few weeks for some girl time for a great cause. Don’t forget to bring a friend!

Kirtan with Prema Hara
Saturday, May 31st

Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to the love of Kirtan and living that joy with others!

Attracted by Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, Kamaniya and Keshavacharya Das have spent many years living in ashrams, searching for the divine through devotional service and singing. Seeing the impact of chanting on people, they were inspired to commit their lives to sharing the universal spiritual practice of kirtan with the Western world.

Prema Hara website