URU Newsletter 21 May, 2014

May Special and Events
May 21st, 2014
 The magic of spring is with us. The birds are singing and there is a lot of yoga to be found.  Come see us.  


We want to welcome Emerge Pensacola to URU. Emerge is a non-profit dedicated to Sustainability, Arts and Wellness.  Please come to Emerge’s benefit for flood victims in June and kid’s summer camp at URU July 14th-18th.  This summer camp will include yoga, meditation, art, games and everyone will make a song together that will come home with them. Yay..


1 MONTH for $50 or 3 MONTHS for $150
You can buy one or the other in the month of May…  
We love you, The URU Crew

New Classes at URU
Strength and Flexibility Flow with Caroline McGill
Wednesday, 5:00-6:15pm

Yoga and Meditation with Hillary Turner
Tuesday, 2:00-3:00pm

Hot Vinyasa Power Flow with Adella Cushing
Monday, 6:30-7:45pm


Events at URU
Kirtan with Prema Hara


Saturday, May 31st 6:30

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

Bhagavad Gita Yoga Discussion Group
Sunday, June 1st, 1:00-3:00pm
We will be discussing the Bhagavad Gita a chapter at a time. Read chapter 1 of your favorite translation and we will get together to share our impressions as well as tea and each others company.

Summer Restorative with Nickie
Sunday, June 1st, 2:00-4:00pm
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”

-B.K.S. Iyengar,

Indulge in an afternoon devoted to replenishing your body, mind and spirit. A restorative yoga practice will calm the nervous system, soothe anxiety and relax muscle tension. Also known for its ability to help lower blood pressure, reduce levels of stress hormones in the body and increase mental acuity, it’s better than a day at the beach. No previous yoga experience necessary.   


Transcendental Meditation Talk with Prudence Bruns
Friday, June 6th, 1:30 and 6:30pm

Learn about TM®
-How TM Works
-How TM Differs from other Meditations
-What is Involved with TM Instruction
Talks by Prudence F. Bruns

Self-actualization refers to realizing more of one’s inner potential, expressed in every area of life. A statistical meta-analysis of all available studies-of 42 independent studies-indicated that the effect of the Transcendental Meditation technique on increasing self-actualization is markedly greater than that of other forms of meditation and relaxation. This analysis statistically controlled for length of treatment and quality of research design.
Reference: Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (6: 189-248, 1991)

Talk: Friday, June 6th 1:30 or 6:30pm

***4 Day Workshop Begins Saturday 6/7***

Floating Into Inversions
Sunday, June 8th, 1:00-4:00pm

This workshop is suitable for students and teachers of all levels who want to refine their inversion practice safely and easily through the use of props, modifications, and proper alignment.

During this workshop Kayla will guide you through poses that prep and condition the body for the strength and openness needed to float your way up into different variations of forearm balances, handstands, headstands, and shoulderstands. Cooling and restorative poses will follow after playing with inversions!

Kayla Rodenhiser, RYT-200, has been practicing yoga since 2004 and started teaching after she graduated from the Dragonfly Teacher Training Program in 2007. The core of her teaching style is based on opening and strengthening the body through alignment, the usage of props, and moving at ones own pace.

$30 Advance/ $35 at the door

Yin Yoga Workshop with David Bryan
Saturday, June 14th, 1:00-3:00pm


“Yin yoga is a gentler kind of yoga where each pose is held for a longer period of time. It is so that the deep connective tissue around the joints are elongated in order to release tension and increase flexibility of the body. The mind is also trained to internalize – to quietly and patiently observe. The body becomes grounded yet open enabling the flow of energy and the mind calms down becoming peaceful.” Sareena Sernsukskul

Join me June 14th from 1 to 3 PM at URU Yoga and Beyond as we explore the benefits that yin yoga can have for your mind and body. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to the postures used in yin yoga and allow you to experience the benefits of this calming practice, as Yin serves as a counterbalance to our very active lifestyles.