Bhakti Bliss, Guided meditation, Breathwork Journey, & more! Practice of the Week: Showing up for your practice in studio is amazing, AND there is something extra magical about showing up for your practice outside of the studio. The URU team desires to support you in deepening your personal practice and to empower you to take learning and practicing into your own hands. This week we invite you to explore a fun partner exercise! Partner Wide-Legged Folds Wide Legged Forward Folds, also known as Prasarita Padottanasana, offer numerous benefits, including: ???? Deep Stretch: This pose stretches the hamstrings, inner thighs, and groins, promoting flexibility and release of tension. ???? Energizing the Body: The inversion aspect of the pose encourages increased blood flow to the brain, revitalizing the body and mind. ???? Calming the Mind: By folding forward and focusing on the breath, you can cultivate a sense of calm, reducing stress and anxiety. Now, let’s bring in the fun and connection of a partner stretch! Here’s how you can do a Partner Wide Legged Fold: 1️⃣ Find a partner and stand facing each other with your feet wide apart, feet touching your partners feet, legs extended, and toes pointing skyward. 2️⃣ Hold hands, wrists, or forearms with your partner, maintaining a gentle grip and keeping your arms straight. 3️⃣ Inhale deeply, elongating your spine, and as you exhale, slowly fold forward from the hips, keeping your back straight. Your partner will gently pull you while leaning back. 4️⃣ PRO TIP: Create a tapping signal or a word for when you’ve reached your edge of folding! 5️⃣ Stay in the pose for a few breaths, enjoying the support and gentle assistance from your partner. Or you can flow back and forth with the breath… exhaling to fold and inhaling to pull your partner. Partner Wide Legged Folds not only deepen your stretch but also create a sense of trust, connection, and shared energy with your partner. Embrace the joy of practicing together this summer and enjoy the benefits of this nourishing pose! Happy practicing! JOIN US THIS WEEKEND….. Going YINward: Yin Yoga & Bodywork w/ Kala & Makaylah Fri 6/9/2023 7 pm – 9 pm $40 investment Location: URU Yoga – Gulf Breeze Take an evening dedicated to deep relaxation with Makaylah and Kala. Yin yoga targets joints, ligaments, fascia, and connective tissue. Poses are held for 3-10 minutes, allowing your body to soften and find depth. Props like blankets, blocks, and bolsters will enhance your comfort. Begin the practice with a guided meditation, guiding you on an inward journey. Makaylah, supported by Kala, will lead a 90-minute Yin sequence. They’ll offer hands-on assists, including massage techniques and energy work, to support your posture. Your consent is our priority. Close the evening with another guided meditation, gently bringing you back into your body. Wear cozy clothes and bring your own props like blankets, bolsters, blocks, or an eye pillow. You may even bring your favorite cup of tea to enhance your experience. Makaylah and Kala, both RYT-200hr certified, will create a nurturing environment. Kala is a licensed massage therapist. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED… only 12 spaces available Register on MindBody. Register on Eventbrite! Beach Yoga w/ Swan Michelle Sat 6/10/2023 9:30 am – 10:30 am $20 investment Location: Baby Beach Pensacola Beach 920 Rio VIsta Drive 32561 on the corner of Avenida 18, Sound Side (not Gulf Side) Spring- Fall Season! Come locals and visitors alike, all levels,…Radiantly begin your weekend with the perspective of enthusiasm, vibrance and glowing health, practicing slow flow based yoga on the beach with Swan Michelle. Enjoy: Cleansing breath work Mindful philosophy Accessible levels of support, strength, flexibility and fun Lying down meditations BRING: Yoga Mat Bolsters (if you have them) Blanket or head (if you have this) Some bolsters and blankets will be provided Drinking water There is a porta-potty and side street parking. Kids can play off in the distance if you are personally responsible for them! Weather and Refund NOTE: Registration for events, especially outdoor events, is non-refundable. If weather does not permit, we will inform you 2 hours before this event and it will be postposed. We will advise you to a future date that you can attend. Register on MindBody. Root to Rise: Community Event w/ Sara & Alexandra Location: URU Yoga – 9 Mile Sat 6/10/2023 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm $22 investment Join Alexandra and Sara in exploring breath, movement, and meditation through practice and discussion. Learn how to integrate these cornerstone wellness practices into your busy schedule, giving you the tools to take control of your life and truly thrive. In these monthly community gatherings, we will approach overall health and wellbeing from spiritual and scientific perspectives, as well as offer a safe space for all voices to be heard. Please arrive with an open heart and mind, ready to grow together in community and individually. The first hour includes a beginner friendly breath, movement, and meditation practice; the second hour is dedicated to education about the practices, how to integrate them into your unique life, and time for discussion. Suggested contribution is $22 to support Alexandra and Sara in sharing their time, energy, knowledge, and experience. We look forward to growing with you! Sign up via Mindbody, or reach out to Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or if you have any questions. Register on MindBody Singing Bowl Guided Meditation: Journey through the Chakras & the Cosmos w/ Emily McClain Location: URU Yoga – Airport Sat 6/10/2023 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm $22 investment You are warmly invited to join us for a healing Singing Bowl Guided Meditation with Emily. She will begin by offering a mini- teaching on the relationship between the 7 chakras and the 7 classical planets of ancient astrology. She will take us on a Journey Through the Chakras & the Cosmos as a guided meditation while playing her 7 singing bowls attuned to the frequency of each chakra. Come relax, reset, and retune yourself. You will need to bring a yoga mat for this event. Also a blanket/pillow (optional) for added comfort. Register on MindBody Deep Flow Breathwork Journey w/ Justin Location: URU Yoga – Airport Sun 6/11/2023 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm $25 investment You are warmly invited to join us for a healing Singing Bowl Guided Meditation with Emily. She will begin by offering a mini- teaching on the relationship between the 7 chakras and the 7 classical planets of ancient astrology. She will take us on a Journey Through the Chakras & the Cosmos as a guided meditation while playing her 7 singing bowls attuned to the frequency of each chakra. Come relax, reset, and retune yourself. You will need to bring a yoga mat for this event. Also a blanket/pillow (optional) for added comfort. Register on MindBody Coming Up This Week…. Ice Bath w/ Justin Nutt Location: URU Yoga – Airport Tues 6/13/2023 8:00 – 8:30 am $10 Investment Benefits: ▶️ Boost your immune system ▶️ increase energy ▶️ Increase metabolism ▶️ Enhance your mood ▶️ Reduce inflammation Also, there is a separate Breath work class from 7 – 8 that is a great way to prepare for the ice bath. Register on Mindbody. Bhakti Bliss Chanting Night w/ Brenan & Makaylah Location: URU Yoga – 9 mile Tues 6/15/2023 7 – 9 pm $5-$50 Sliding Scale Investment In Yoga, there are many paths that all lead to the same goal– Union with the Divine or Union with all that is. Bhakti yoga is the path of loving devotion. Bhakti can look like dancing, singing, meditating, cooking, writing poetry, and so many other things… The best part is that you can make anything you do a Bhakti yoga practice by simply doing what you do with complete devotion to the Divine. We will be co-creating space to do just this. Then through chanting sacred songs with the accompaniment of the harmonium and hand-drum we will offer joyous praise to the Divine. This is open to the regular practitioner or the complete beginner. No participation is required– you are always welcome to sit and bask in the sounds around you. Singing along and dancing is encouraged! If you have any instruments that you would like to bring to add to the offering, please feel free to bring them! Otherwise– bring a yoga mat, comfy clothes to move in, water, a journal, a writing utensil, and most importantly an open mind! Register on Mindbody or Register here! URU Yoga & Beyond www.uruyoga.com 3 Locations Pensacola: 2400 Executive Plaza Drive 955 E. Nine Mile Road, Ste. 102 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. May we move from a place of Being who we are meant to be. CONTACT US URU Yoga | 2400 Executive Plaza Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503 Unsubscribe email@example.com Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by firstname.lastname@example.org in collaboration with Try email marketing for free today!