Do You Practice Surya Namaskar?

Arrival of Summer Solstice June 2017 Summer Solstice Summer Solstice is a time of year to honor the bright burning star called the Sun. It is also a time to remember that we, like the sun, have the responsibility to shine brightly. This year, the summer solstice falls on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The earth will tilt on its axis and absorb the most sunlight. At the summer solstice, we will experience the longest day of the year. We are invited into summer with its bright shining sun, warm days and energetic times. We invite heat into our bodies and our minds, opening up to creativity and manifestation. We experience activity and newness. We celebrate the sun and the sun reminds us to shine Surya Namaskar, or sun salutation, is a beautiful practice during the summer solstice. Sun salutations are a moving meditation honoring the light of the sun; for without the sun, life would not exist. Consider practicing sun salutations in the morning before you start your day to warm the body, calm the mind, and honor the sun. We love you, The URU Yoga Crew Like traditional bingo, there will be a card with 25 squares. But on our game, each square will have a yoga or community related task to complete. Each participant that has a winning card will be entered into a drawing for prizes. See the full rules at one of the URU branches. Game runs June 15-July 15. 12 Day SMART Detox Mid-June & Mid-July Spring/summer season 12-day Smart Detox with Jennifer Pierce. The recipes are seasonal, fresh, whole foods and all of the recipes are vegan with the option to add a lean protein such as fish or chicken. The program comes with all the recipes, shopping lists, program guide, daily email support, and a wellness workbook for other ways to ‘detox’ the mind and body. More Details to come… Come as You are Alternative Flow Yoga Friday Night Series Friday, June 2 8-9:15pm URU by the airport June 2nd June 30th July 28th August 25th Gentle flow with playful music and a guided meditation leading into savasana. Build strength with balance poses and core work. Relax your body and mind in a space open to all beings. New or experienced yogis and anywhere in between are welcome. Regular class prices apply. Check it out on Facebook Thai Bodywork & Energy Cleanse Saturday, June 3 5:30-7:00 URU Gulf Breeze Enjoy the healing energy and nurturing love of Reiki with Thai Massage. Wholeness comes from the beautiful dance of giving and receiving and we will experience that together in this workshop, gently clearing and balancing from Root, Muladhara to Crown, Sahasrara. $25 Jen Hammonds ERYT 200, Energy Worker, Thai Massage Therapist and Chef of healthy cuisine in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area. She is the founder of Awakened Life Yoga Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Jen studied yoga and Reiki At Yandara Institute in Hilo, Hawaii and became Reiki 1 and 2 attunements. She also attended Glow Yoga Teacher Training in Gulf Shores, AL. She received her Advanced Reiki and Reiki Master Certification with Julie Brent in Fairhope, AL. Jen is passionate about sharing yoga with everyone of all ages and working privately with people who have injuries and help them work through physical challenges. Check it out on Facebook Shoulder Therapy & Hand Balancing with Chris DeVilbis Sunday, June 4 10:30am-1pm URU by the airport Tried yoga hand balances before? But wrists, elbows, and shoulders ache after?.. Or during!? • Build the fundamentals with hand placement and bone alignment. • Focus your effort on key muscles of posture rather than the muscles of movement. • Find proper alignment and engagement through a weighted range of movement. • Map the inner body in downdog. • Arm balance practice according to participants’ capacities. • All levels are encouraged and welcomed. $30/person, $20/student. Check it out on Facebook A Vibrational Journey into Deep Knowing: Sound Bath Sunday, June 4 2-4pm URU by the airport Susannah and Lynn are kindred spirits who invite you on a beautiful journey of self discovery. We will be guided inward to a place of deep knowing, with the vibrations of the singing bowls, angelic voices and healing touch while renewing our bodies through restorative yoga. These two soul sisters would be honored and thrilled to lead you on this journey! Lynn Ball Jackson has been a teacher,presenter,healer and student of the unfolding Divine for the past 25 years. Her love of yoga,massage,chanting,meditation and aromatherapy has led her to share her journey with others. Susannah Furr, M.Ed., is a Licensed Professional Counselor of 25 years. She combines her grounded presence as a therapist, meditation teacher, and Reiki Teacher, with her Bachelor’s degree in music to bring her audience in alignment with their pure essence. She has been traveling the Southeast to share this experience with sold out audiences. To learn more, visit her website: $35 Check it out on Facebook Yoga Art Camp At Yoga Art Camp, we will explore movement, play, and creativity. Each day will include a fun and centering yoga practice, an outdoor drawing lesson and an indoor art making. Students bring their own yoga mat, water and a snack. Ages 6-12; $125 per session. SESSION DATES: Session 1: June 7, 8, 9 Session 2: June 12, 13, 14 Session 3: June 19, 20, 21 All sessions 2:30-5pm @ URU Yoga Gulf Breeze in the Treehouse. For more information, contact Tiffany Holy at Sign up online and pay when you arrive or register and pay at URU Yoga Gulf Breeze located in Harbourtown Shopping Center. Free Intro Talk on Transcendental Meditation Friday, June 9 7-8:30pm URU by the airport Please join us for a free introductory talk on Transcendental Meditation with Prudence Bruns. Learn why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety, how it improves brain function and memory, what happens during TM, why anyone can practice TM and why it works from the start. Prudence Farrow Bruns, Ph.D., Sanskrit scholar and yoga instructor, was made a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® technique in 1968 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the famous retreat in Rishikesh, India, that was also attended by the Beatles, Donovan, Mia Farrow, and other celebrities. She is the subject of John Lennon’s song, “Dear Prudence” from the Beatle’s White Album. *An opportunity to learn TM will follow over the weekend at URU Gulf Breeze: Day 1 on Saturday for 1- 2 hours by appointment Sunday evening through Tuesday evening at 6:30pm for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Must be clean of certain substances for two weeks prior to learning TM. For more information please contact Prudence at Check it out on Facebook Yoga & Sleep Sunday, June 11 5-6:30pm URU Gulf Breeze Studies have shown that every person needs at least 6-8 hours of solid (REM) sleep nightly. Yoga is a very helpful tool for eliminating insomnia and abnormal sleeping habits. Good sleeping habits help us to function with clarity, feel good, and slow down the aging process. When we sleep, our body repairs on a cellular level and removes toxins. Please join Kerry & Diane in this workshop where we will explore various ways that yoga aids in getting a peaceful night’s sleep. This workshop will include gentle asanas, pranic techniques, yoga nidra, and guided meditation to help calm the nervous system and unwind. $20 Check it out on Facebook URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training Q&A Tuesday, June 13 6-7pm URU by the airport Have you thought of becoming a yoga teacher? Have you thought of studying yoga more in depth? Does going deeper with an amazing community of people intrigue you? Do you love URU? Do you love yoga? Do you love community? If any of the answers to these questions are yes. Please join Rebecca Sathre to see what the URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Traning is all about. Please bring an open mind and any questions you may have about the training. Teacher Training starts September 8th and is an 8 month program. Check it out on Facebook Aerial Dance Thursday, June 15 7:30-8:45pm URU by the airport Dance, Float, and Fly with lyra! Aerial Dance is back again! This workshop will explore poses on the aerial hoop connecting them with basic dance moves and techniques. Students will work on a short piece of choreography to explore the air to a song. A maximum of 10 students can sign up for this class. Sign up and pay online to make sure you have a spot (will post when registration is live) $15 for everyone non-refundable Lyra can be very intense on the body. If you have any injuries please consult with the instructor before signing up: or post in discussion. Check it out on Facebook Create & Cultivate a Mindfulness Practice Saturday, June 17 12-2pm URU by the airport This workshop will focus on the illuminating the use of evidence-based mindfulness practices and help attendees to develop an individualized and effective daily mindfulness practice. Linda is pursuing a Master’s degree in psychology (counseling concentration) at UWF. She has taught yoga for two years after earning a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate in May 2015. She has researched, studied, and presented on the mindfulness-based therapy practices for both individuals and groups. Linda is passionate about the subject of mindfulness-based therapies on both an intellectual and spiritual level. The investment is $15 per person or $20 for couples, roommates, partners, friends (any two people who want to begin a mindfulness practice together) Check it out on Facebook Finding Our Path as Men: Workshop for Spiritual Brotherhood Saturday, June 17 1:30-3:30pm URU Downtown Men’s role in society is changing. We are men that want to embrace this change and build a more respectful and sensitive world. During this workshop, we will talk about our life experiences as people in touch with their spirituality. Together we will develop a better idea of who we truly are, who we want to be and how to integrate that into our daily lives and action. We will get in touch with our sensitive sides, our rough sides; laughing, bonding, expanding our minds and leaving the comfort zone for a couple of hours and allowing ourselves to challenge the norms that never fit us. Activities and yoga will help us work towards discovering each man’s individual path towards a fulfilling life, helping us to understand how we can show up for others. Life coaching exercises and group talk will show us that there are more ways to deal with the hardships of life than just burying deep our emotions and feelings. Hosted at URU Yoga and Beyond, and lead by David Bryan and Felipe Muñoz. Come in comfortable clothes! $15 Check it out on Facebook Aerial, Yoga, Meditation, & Compassion Kid’s Camp Monday, June 19-Friday, June 23 1:15-3:45pm URU by the airport You asked for it and we have finally set the dates for this wonderful camp. Please join us for this fun conscious kid’s camp at URU Yoga by the airport. We will explore Aerial, yoga, meditation, and compassion. This will be a very experiential camp. This camp will contain fun, excitement, connection, contemplation, yoga, aerial, creative projects, journaling, meditation, stillness, movement, and so much more. We will provide a healthy snack. Children should bring a water bottle and possibly extra snacks. Chris Amador and Rebecca Sathre are the founders of URU Yoga & Beyond and will be leading the camp. Malia Sathre Baillie is Rebecca’s daughter and will assist with the camp. Ages 8+ (or previous aerial instruction) $175 Check it out on Facebook Save the Date… Preschool Kids Yoga 4 Week Summer Series Wednesdays beginning July 19 11-11:45am URU Gulf Breeze Ages 2-5 In this 4 week series, Kelly Monahan and Kerry Whiteley will help preschoolers develop body awareness and self-regulation through story-telling, music, creative movement, and toys. We will move from silly to calm and learn how to use the breath as a tool to calm down when necessary. We will have fun and dance and play! In a mommy & me, “circle time” setting, we will learn stress management techniques. Week 1, July 19: Belly Breathing Week 2, July 26: Muscular Relaxation Week 3, August 2: Positive Affirmations Week 4, August 9: Visualization$25 Check it out on Facebook URU Yoga & Beyond 200 Hour Teacher Training Friday, September 8 URU by the airport The URU Yoga & Beyond teacher training is a peak pose vinyasa yoga teacher training with a strong emphasis on finding your unique authentic voice in life and in teaching. We will delve into all aspects of yoga including philosophy, mantra, bhakti yoga, meditation, asana, karma yoga, anatomy and physiology and most certainly yoga as a lifestyle. We will cultivate a community that studies, practices, laughs, learns, grows, opens and connects. The URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training will be lead by Rebecca Sathre with many guest teachers from URU and around the country. The training will be very broad and vast with a concentrated focus on authenticity in teaching. URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training dates will be announced. The first weekend of the training is September 9-11 (URU1) General weekend hours (these may shift slightly for guest teachers) Friday: 5:30-9:00 Saturday 11:00-8:00 Sunday 9:00-6:00 The application can be found on Financial Commitment is $2600 paid in full or 3 payments of $950 by September 1st, $950 by December 1st and $950 by March 1st. $200 non refundable application fee is required upon signing contract. We accept MyCAA scholarships for military spouses through our program. Additional costs that are required are the purchase of an URU class pass which will be sold at a discount to teacher trainees, plus the purchase of required books. Check it out on Facebook URU Autumn Equinox Weekend Retreat Friday, September 22- Sunday, September 24 Coldwater Gardens in Milton, FL Please join us for our 2nd Annual Full Weekend retreat at the beautiful Coldwater Gardens in Milton, September 22-24, 2017. September 22nd marks the Autumn Equinox…the autumn equinox marks the point where day and night are of equal length before the days get shorter and the nights longer. We shift from a place of high energy, outward focused energy and heat building to turning inward, cooling and finding rest, renewal, contemplation, and transformation A URU retreat will include yoga, meditation, group circling to hold sacred space for open discussion, partner connection, delicious & healthy food, and lots of fun! Friday, September 22, 4pm Check-in Sunday, September 24, 4pm Check-out *All Inclusive (lodging, food, and activities for the weekend) Treehouse- (BOOKED) Cottages-$460 per space for King Bed Cottages-$440 per space in Comfy Pull out bed Cabana- (BOOKED) Glamping-$390 per space Glamping on air mattress-$360 per space ****There is an extra charge if you would like to have your own bed.**** These prices reflect 2 people per bed. Platform Camping-$350 per space Primitive Camping-$300 per space Retreat without accommodations-$300 per person. To register, call URU at 850-377-5334 To view pictures of the above accommodations and the Coldwater Gardens property, visit Check it out on Facebook A Yin Yoga Training: Deepening the Practice Saturday, October 14 8am-5pm URU Gulf Breeze David Bryan will be guiding you in deepening your understanding of the Yin practice. We will discuss the philosophy and physiology behind Yin, talk about how it differs from a yang practice and the benefits, and practice coming into and guiding yin postures. This training is open to teachers and students, but participants will be expected to be familiar with the postures found on Bernie Clark’s website, The training is $100 with a 10% discount for those signed up and paid before October 1st. Questions can be sent to David at Check it out on Facebook URU Yoga & Beyond 4 Locations Pensacola: 2400 Executive Plaza Drive 955 E. Nine Mile Road, Ste. 102 100 S. Baylen Street, Ste. D Gulf Breeze: 913 Gulf Breeze Parkway Harbourtown Shopping Center, Ste. 26 URU means spacious, broad and abundant in Sanskrit. May we move from a place of spaciousness. URU means You Are You because that is who you are meant to be. 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