URU in November: Opening the Heart to Gratitude

November 2015
Dear WordPress,
Giving thanks to those who help and support us is wonderful. Gratitude also goes far beyond that. Expanding our consciousness and awareness to include all living beings, opening our hearts to everything that is, is true gratitude.
Offering love and appreciation for those relationships and situations that challenge us opens up a love for Self, knowing that our opportunities for growth come from all directions. When we can expand our love of Self, we can then offer love to others and from that love, gratitude naturally blooms.
This month practice opening your heart to all living beings, wishing happiness and freedom to all.
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
With love and gratitude,
The URU Crew
p.s. Stay tuned for an update about the Thanksgiving schedule!

Upcoming Events

Core Strength Vinyasa Master Class with Melissa Scott
Friday, November 6
Melissa Scott is a yoga teacher, therapist, writer and life coach on a mission to help you live your most authentic life possible. Her Core Strength Vinyasa classes use cutting edge anatomy knowledge and Western psychology to build deep strength from the inside out.
Saturday, November 7
Kerry Whiteley will be guiding yoga at the Pensacola Cooks Kitchen, Food Truck Rally
Candlelit Chandra Krama Workshop
with Megan Welcher
Saturday, November 7

Join Megan Welcher for this beautiful candlelit class! Practice the alternative moon sequence related to the Ashtanga primary series. Although Chandra Krama is s more gentle practice, it is also very rewarding, strengthening and rarely taught in the United States!

Also visit www.yogamegan.com for Megan’s other upcoming workshops!


Karma Yoga Day

Sunday, November 8
8am Free Yoga
9am Beach Cleanup
We will meet up at the last parking lot before Fort Pickens for Yoga and Beach Clean Up.
Build a Home Practice
Sunday, November 8
This workshop will demystify yoga as a home practice for both the new and experienced Yogi. Students will learn the art of yogic short hand so they can take notes after yoga classes at the studio and take sequences to work on at home. Not to be left out, the workshop will include a foundation for a home meditation and pranayama practice. A home yoga practice allows the Yogi to deeply embody the teachings and techniques they discover in a studio environment.
At home, you may uncover questions to take with you into the studio and in the studio, discover endless and

supportive practices to take home. It’s a beautiful cycle.

Workshop cost is $25

Wellness Workshop
Thursday, November 12

Wellness Workshop is a professionally guided and personally enriching experience focused on learning, practicing, and integrating self-care and wellness into our lifestyles. Receive direct training and professional guidance on practical self-care habits and tools to improve your mood, relationships, and quality of life. Topics include self-esteem, confidence, relaxation, relationships, mood management, healthy thinking, assertiveness, and more. Participate at your comfort level with group discussion, questions, and exercises. Fresh monthly topics. First-time workshop participants receive a free wellness gift.

Developed and facilitated by Melissa Garner, LMHC.
Every 2nd Thursday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $25/workshop

with Jeanne-Marie Smith
Saturday, November 14
FUNdaMENTALS is workshop that assists each student in expanding their personal practice, bringing it to the next level! This workshop will focus on implementing the Five Pillars of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and how to increase the health and the physical performance of your yoga practice, aka structurally rehabilitate your muscles. You will learn how to land poses with safe and smooth transitions from one pose into the next. We will explore the dynamics of the meditative Ujjayii breathing. You will learn how to increase your endurance through breathing, and create foundation and flow with your poses. FUNdaMENTALS will not only leave you feeling more confidant and grounded, it will set you up with practical tools you can use everyday on and off your mat! This Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga inspired class is designed for ALL bodies. Previous Experience NOT REQUIRED. Flexibility NOT REQUIRED.

$35 pre-registration, $45 at door

Energy Workshop
with Diane Ferguson & Liv Wheeler
Sunday, November 15
All beings have an inherent energy, a beautiful light they carry. In this workshop, Liv & Diane will share tools to cultivate personal energy awareness as it applies to self and interaction with others. Living in a state of harmony with the universe requires a balance between being grounded with the earth and connected to the divine. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring an open heart. Light yoga, meditation, sacred circle sharing, and partner work will be incorporated into this workshop.
Pre-registration encouraged as space is limited.
$50 non-refundable
Aerial Hoop: Basics with Ashlyn
Sunday, November 15
2 Sessions with maximum 4 participants each:

Lyra is a steel hoop which is hung vertically in a similar manner of aerial silks. Poses can be performed on all planes of the apparatus making it beautifully pleasing to the eye. This 2 hour workshop will start to explore conditioning exercises, beginner level poses, and basic mounting techniques on the hoop. Two sessions will be offered and each session is limited to four students.

Mahabhuta Yoga Festival:
Year of the Wood Sheep 2015
Friday, November 21-Sunday, November 23
The URU Acro Crew and guest Rebecca Genter will be performing and teaching Acro Yoga at Mahabhuta Yoga Festival.
Get your tickets now.
Use the code MYF2015URU code for an additional 10% off.

Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
JYOTI Appreciation Weekend Vacation
with Michelle Baker & Rob Dill
November 27-28
Sight, Sound & Seat Yoga Immersion
In Pensacola FL
A Thanksgiving Weekend Treat
With Michelle Baker & guest Rob Dill
November 27-28
“Jyoti”, translated as Lustrous, Radiance, Brightness & Constellation…. a yogi can access this means of cultivated appreciation and value at any moment. Please come enjoy 3 modules for an inspired weekend of Appreciation after Thanksgiving with special guests Michelle Baker and Rob Dill of New Orleans own Swan River Yoga.
Enjoy 3 Jyoti Modules or the entire Sight, Sound & Seat presentation.
SOUND BATH November 27th 5:30-7pm SIGHT
2 hour Illuminate Candlelight SOUND BATH & 1/2 hour Mantra Meditation with Michelle & Rob

2.5 hour

KIRTAN November 27th 7:30-8:30pm SOUND Saturday Morning: Orchestrate Mantra Ecstatic Singing & Kirtan with harmonium & tribal drums & the Dharma of Sound, Nada Bramha with Michelle & Rob (members of Bhakti Caravan)

1hr 15 min

JIVAMUKTI MASTER CLASS November 28th 11-1pm Appreciate your Asana SEAT Jivamukti Yoga Master Class with Michelle Baker
1.5 hour
for details and to sign up for the above events!
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




URU1, URU2, & now URU3 in Gulf Breeze have a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels.
$50 New to URU Local Student Special
(Everyone can buy this once)
**Check the Schedule for New Classes**
Denise Amick began her yoga practice in the basement of a church in the mid 1980s in search of healing from the chronic symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Her passion has led her to practice and teach yoga as a path to physical and mental wellbeing. In 2001, at the urging of her yoga teacher, Linda Sudevi Kramer, Denise studied and became a certified Integral yoga teacher at the Satchidananda Ashram. She was given the spiritual name of Dayamata which means compassionate mother. She focuses on safe alignment and strives to take the student to their personal edge while still allowing them to have their own experience of the pose. She invites her students to “come home to themselves”. When she’s not studying to complete her graduate degree in Clinical Counseling and Psychology or teaching yoga Denise is hiking, gardening, cooking for her husband, children and grandchildren or playing with her Boxer, Nora.
and all of our new teachers!