August 2015 Yoga Newsletter


New Beginnings
August/September 2015


The summer is coming to a close. Kids are back in school beginning a new year of growth and learning. Even if we are not packing our backpacks and lunch boxes, we are each given the opportunity in every moment to grow and learn.
Life evolves and what seems like an end is a new beginning. Some times we create change and other times change occurs in our lives without actively creating it. Just as summer changes to fall in a natural rhythm, there is an undercurrent in our lives that is happening. Within this undercurrent there is opportunity to connect, share, trust, open, work together, love and create.
This month we celebrate new beginnings, growth, connection and creation… in each moment in each one of us, and collectively.


**URU Yoga-Gulf Breeze to Open Soon!**
We have exciting news. History, dreaming, talking, discussion, reflection and investigation have lead to the creation of an URU Gulf Breeze. Kerry Whiteley and I will be partnering to bring a sweet yoga studio to Gulf Breeze. Kerry and I have a history of being friends since our children did Story Sprouts together at a young age. We started dreaming deeper together in the spring of last year. Kerry had the vision to bring her love of yoga and her love of Gulf Breeze together and brought the vision to me. I was excited about the idea and we starting discussing the possibility of partnering. We have looked at many places over the summer and the sweetest place came to us. Our vision for the Gulf Breeze yoga community is now coming to fruition. Please join us on this beautiful journey.


With love and gratitude,
Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador, Kerry Whiteley & the URU Crew
**Yoga Pricing Changes in the Community**



In an effort to create a more sustainable future for the Pensacola yoga community, URU Yoga and Beyond and Breath Yoga & Wellness joined together to ask for a greater financial contribution for yoga classes. The drop in rates for both student and regular drop-ins were raised to $7 and $12 respectively at all locations of both Breathe and URU, effective August 1st, 2015.  Please see our website for  class pass changes as well.  

If for any reason this change will cause a financial hardship for you or make you unable to continue at your current frequency of practice, please contact the director(s) of your chosen studio and talk with them about work exchange options that might make the practice more affordable. Class Packages and Unlimited Pricing will be posted on the website.



Upcoming Events
Q&A for URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training
Friday, August 28
Please join us as we delve deeper into the URU Yoga & Beyond 200 Hour Teacher Training. We will gather together to share our love of becoming a yoga teacher through URU. We can help you with questions that you have about our training and questions you have about taking any teacher training. Teacher training is a big commitment that involves a lot of growth and connection. We would love to help you in the process in any way we can.
URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance Certified Program.
MyCaa offers Scholarships for Military Spouses to participate in our training.



Kirtan with Girish

Saturday, August 29
5pm, meet at URU on Tippen 
Call or text Beckie at 850-377-5334 if you would like to join!
Please join us as we BYOP with Girish at Breathe Yoga & Wellness on Friday, the 28th at 7:30. Please call Breathe for details.

Free Introductory Talks on Transcendental Meditation with Prudence Bruns
Friday, September 11
1:30pm & 6:30pm
Prudence Bruns PhD
Improves Creativity
Reduces Stress & Anxiety
Promotes Health & Longevity
Enhances Relationships

Easy to learn w Enjoyable to practice w Scientifically verified

For more info contact

An opportunity to take a workshop to learn TM will follow Saturday-Tuesday.

URU Teacher Training 2015/2016


URU offers a local Pensacola Yoga Teacher Training. We are a 250 hour training that is registered with Yoga Alliance at 200 hour level. We are registered for MyCaa scholarship for military spouses as well. We start in September and end in May each year. The strength of the URU teacher training is that you have so much hands on teaching experience through mentorship and you will be able to teach yoga with confidence and grace when you graduate. Our training takes you through personal growth as well as growth in new and old relationships. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and you will find your voice as a teacher as well as a human being.

We will study asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Thai Yoga Bodywork, mantra, mudras, anatomy and physiology and more. You will learn to teach beginner to advanced classes. You also have the opportunity to teach and mentor in hot yoga and aerial yoga if that is where you are drawn. You will begin to see where you are naturally drawn as a teacher and you will also stretch that boundary to see what your capabilities are.

The URU Yoga Teacher Training is a peak pose vinyasa based teacher training with an emphasis on alignment. An URU class contains mantra, a theme, pranayama, vinyasa flow, alignment and meditation. You will be encouraged to find your authenticity as a teacher as well as a human being. You will be encouraged to engage fully into your teaching and life.

Teacher Training is a commitment. Please be ready to commit yourself fully to the training for yourself, the teachers, and the other teacher trainees..

The time commitment is 1 weekend a month for 9 months, plus 2 yoga classes a week, home study assignments and 2 karma practicum classes at the end of the month.

We have been approved by MCAA for military spouse benefits.

The financial commitment is $2400 or

3 payments of $900 (September 1st, December 1st, and March 1st)

$200 non refundable application fee due by September 1st (this is applied to your total payment)

1st payment or full payment due by September 15th

Here are the dates for teacher training…
September 25th-27th
October 9th-11th
November 6th-8th
November 20th-22nd (possibly)
December 4th-6th
January 15th-17th
February 12th-14 or 26th-28th (will know soon)
March 11th-13th or 27th-29th (will know soon)
April 8th-10th

May 13th-15th

Book List:
Light on Life (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Light on Yoga (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translation
Bhagavad Gita Translation
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Swami Muktibodhananda)
Heart of Yoga ( T. K. V. Desikachar)

Yoga Anatomy (Leslie Kaminoff)

We love sharing the love of teaching with you.


Please invite any friends that you think would be interested..
Question & Answer August 28th 5:30
Yoga Alignment & Ayurveda
with Cynthia Galas & Boyd Marks


Sunday, September 27
Please join Cynthia & Boyd on this journey through asana that will combine Anusara Principles of Alignment with an Ashtanga Asana Practice.
Boyd and Cynthia have been together since meeting at a 2003 yoga event in Colorado. They continually offer teaching opportunities to enhance knowledge in the yoga community. Decades of study in Ashtanga and Anusara support key refinements for your practice.
Come experience a morning of key points for all levels of yoga practitioners.
9am-11am Yoga Alignment
11:30am-1:30pm Ayurveda
$30 per session; $50 for both


Mahabhuta Yoga Festival: 
Year of the Wood Sheep 2015
The URU Acro Crew and guest Rebecca Genter will be performing and teaching Acro Yoga at Mahabhuta Yoga Festival.
Get your tickets now.  Early Bird Pricing Ends August 31st.
Very Important!!! 
Use the code MYF2015URU code  for an additional 10% off the early bird pricing, an extra $20 off the $200 early bird pricing. 
In addition, the first 20 people that use the code  MYF2015URU during the early bird pricing promotion ending August 31st, 2015 will receive a free 2015 Mahahbuta Yoga Poster and be entered into a drawing for a Mahabhuta Hoodie and Young Living’s Everyday Oils Collection (valued at $200). 
We have entered the Year of the Wood Sheep and it is time to plan for our fourth annual Mahabhuta Yoga Festival Happening November 20th, 2015 – November 22nd, 2015!

Sheep year is time for healing, kindness, and diplomacy. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer, the sign of the mother and nurturer. So what is of value in Sheep year is intimacy, family, and close friendships. We can be more caring, gentle, and sensitive with each other. This is the year to develop a wild heart, open to love and acceptance on all levels. Another theme of Sheep year is to express your creative side. Now is the time for artistic development and cultivation of beauty. 

YogaMeditation, Aerial Swing Classes, Slackline & AcroYoga 

Organic Healing Foods, Artisan Vendor Village, Healing Haven
Galactic Child Yoga Village & Columbia Marionette Show

Kirtan & Healing Music, Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band,
Rahasya, Paradiso & Rasamayi,  & Circus Performing Arts

Early Bird Pricing Available from April 1st, 2015 – August 31st, 2015
Early Bird Pricing 3 Day Pass $200

Location: Sanders Beach Community Center
913 S I St Pensacola, FL 32502

No limit on workshops or evening concerts.
No refunds. Exchanges Allowed.

Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu:
May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy & Free

We are so grateful for your support by attending the 4th annual annual Mahabhuta Yoga Festival!

Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

About Us

URU means “spacious” or “broad” in Sanskrit.

May we move from a place of spaciousness.

URU means You are You because that is what you are meant to be.

May we move from a place of Being who we are meant to be.

We are a multifunctional Space.  We offer a wide range of YOGA classes for all ages and comfort levels. We offer a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training that will allow you to go deeper into your practice and let you delve into teaching yoga.  We also offer aerial yoga, pilates,  yoga plus acrobatics, family fly yoga, hot yoga, birth circles, children’s classes, music, birthday parties, EVENTS and anything that is empowering, healing or uplifting for the commUnity.

We are located just north of Pensacola International Airport at:

2400 Executive Plaza Drive Pensacola, FL 32504



 Crown Chakra

I am a Divine Being.

My soul is infinite and boundless.

I am forever evolving, growing, expanding.

URU & URU2 have a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels. 
**Check the Schedule for New Classes This Fall**




Kerry Whiteley began her regular yoga practice when she was pregnant with her second child in 2010. After a couple years of regular practice, the beauty of yoga beyond asana began to open to her and she decided to deepen her practice by learning how to teach yoga in URU’s 200 hour program in 2014. She enjoys making the seemingly unattainable, attainable and assists in reaching a place of comfort in poses while also bring the beauty of yoga beyond asana in a non-invasive way. In addition to her love of yoga, she loves healthy eating. Kerry owns a raw chocolate and desserts business, Sweet & Simple Raw Treats. When not doing yoga or making raw treats, Kerry loves to be with her husband, Tim, who has supported her journey and her kids who inspire her.


and all of our new teachers!