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Half Day Meditation Retreat, Body Painting & Aerial Hoop Playshop, Kirtan, and MORE!   Back to Basics with Lynn Ball Jackson! ????✨ New Year Blessings! ????‍♂️✨ This month we are returning Back to the Basics and highlighting some amazing teachers that offer this valuable style of yoga. This week we highlight Lynn Ball Jackson! Lynn has been practicing and teaching yoga here in Pensacola for over 32 years. She loves to sing and brings song to each of her classes. With an extensive background in kundalini, classical and gentle yoga styles, she weaves these practices into her offerings. As a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years, Lynn brings a unique understanding of the body. Meditation has been an integral part of her life since the age of 17, and she naturally welcomes every opportunity to share this knowledge and energy with her students. When asked why she shows up for her practice, Lynn replied: “I love sharing the sacred practice and my gifts of gentleness and song with our beautiful community. It brings me great joy to experience the energy of our connectedness!” Join her for two unique classes: Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am, Beginner Yoga: From the Ground UP @ URU Airport Saturdays 11-12pm, Songbird Gentle Yoga Flow @ URU Airport Register on MindBody JOIN US THIS WEEKEND….. Sacred Sound Bath w/ Emily McClain Location: URU Yoga – 9 Mile Fri Jan 5th 6:30 – 8 PM $25 Investment Embark with us upon a magical journey through the healing vibrations and soothing frequencies of Sacred Sound. In this immersive experience, you will be bathed by crystal singing bowls and vocal sacred soul songs. I also employ the use of rain sticks, cymbals, koshi chime, buffalo drum, and when my Marty joins me, he plays the guitar Each of the instruments and the light language songs combine to serve as loving guides toward inner and outer healing. Sound Healing is a powerful therapy that combines vocally and instrumentally channeled music to improve and assist our multidimensional well-being, creating a beautiful experience where all layers of our luminous energy field are awakened gently and lovingly. Each of the 7 Singing bowls aligns with each of the 7 chakras, which align with each of the 7 ancient planets, which align with each of the 7 days of the week. A bi-weekly Sound Bath is a beautiful way to practice divine soul alignment and synchronicity. Items to bring: *yoga mat* *blanket* *pillow* (Studios also have extras) *journal and pen* *comfortable attire* (RSVP through Mindbody or Venmo @waterlilyrising under Emily Moreno with note: Sacred Sound at URU) Tibetan Singing Bowls & Spiritual Yoga w/ Alexandra Location: URU Yoga – 9 Mile Sat Jan 6th 10:30 – 12 PM $20 Investment Welcome to Ali Amaya’s transformative spiritual yoga and Tibetan singing bowl workshop, where the power of movement, sound, and mindfulness converge to enhance the muscle-mind connection, fostering deep relaxation and inner peace. In this sacred space, we invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being. Through a carefully curated blend of yoga postures, breathwork, and the enchanting resonance of Tibetan singing bowls, Ali Amaya will guide you towards a profound sense of unity within yourself. During the workshop, you will be gently guided through a series of yoga postures designed to awaken and strengthen the body, while cultivating a heightened awareness of the mind-body connection. With each deliberate movement, you will explore the intricate relationship between your muscles and thoughts, fostering a deeper understanding of your body’s innate wisdom. As the yoga practice unfolds, the soothing melodies of singing bowls will fill the air, creating a symphony of healing vibrations. These ancient instruments, crafted with intention and precision, emit resonant frequencies that penetrate deep into your being, dissolving tension and inviting a state of deep relaxation. The harmonious sounds of the singing bowls work in harmony with your body’s energy centers, promoting balance and restoring harmony within. Guided by Ali Amaya an experienced yoga teacher, you will be encouraged to synchronize your breath with the resonating vibrations, allowing for a profound integration of movement, sound, and breath. This fusion will deepen your practice, enabling you to access a state of profound relaxation and inner peace. Throughout the workshop, you will be invited to cultivate a heightened sense of self-awareness, tuning into the subtle nuances of your body and mind. This process will empower you to carry the transformative experience beyond the workshop, integrating it into your daily life. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, this spiritual yoga and singing bowl workshop welcomes all seekers of inner harmony and well-being. Join us as we embark on this sacred journey, where the muscle-mind connection is nurtured, relaxation is deepened, and peace is cultivated. Step into a space of profound transformation, and emerge with a renewed sense of balance, clarity, and serenity. #SpiritualYoga #SingingBowlWorkshop #MuscleMindConnection #RelaxationAndPeace Register on Mindbody. Get Out of Your Head: Half-Day Meditation Retreat w/ Justin Otto Location: URU Yoga – Airport Sat Jan 6th 1 – 5:30 PM $40-100 Investment In today’s fast-paced world, the cacophony of life surrounds us – the relentless hum of traffic, the constant ping of notifications, and our own ceaseless inner chatter. It’s easy to find ourselves trapped in an unending whirlwind of thoughts, losing touch with the stillness within. This is where the “Get Out of Your Head” Half-Day Meditation Retreat comes to the rescue. The modern world often begets the burden of overthinking, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and depression. The evidence from science is clear: meditation is a powerful ally in our mental well-being journey. Studies consistently show that regular meditation practice can reduce these burdens and provide emotional stability, offering respite from the ceaseless mental onslaught. The wisdom of the Buddha, whose insights span the ages, echoes the importance of meditation as a “pleasant abiding here and now.” This retreat encapsulates that essence, offering you a path back to the sanctuary of the present moment. At our “Get Out of Your Head” Half-Day Meditation Retreat, you will embark on a journey to: 1. Quiet the Mental Storm: Equip yourself with the tools to calm the relentless inner dialogue that often engulfs your daily life. 2. Cultivate Mindfulness: Learn the art of mindfulness, which allows you to fully embrace each moment, rediscovering the beauty in everyday existence. 3. Embrace Inner Peace: Uncover the deep tranquility that comes from stilling the mind, releasing the grip of anxiety and depression. 4. Bridging Wisdom: We will combine the timeless teachings of Buddha with contemporary scientific knowledge, providing a holistic approach to inner peace. Join us for an illuminating experience that will not only help you “Get Out of Your Head” but also empower you to build a more meaningful, serene, and harmonious life. Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, this retreat offers the chance to delve deeper into self-awareness and embrace greater inner peace. The words of Buddha offer a guiding light: “Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” In the present moment, we find solace and clarity that can seem elusive in the midst of incessant mental chatter. The “Get Out of Your Head” Half-Day Meditation Retreat invites you to rediscover the art of living fully in the here and now. For Registration Instructions, visit gulfcoastdharma.org Price $40-$100 Sliding Scale (Please pay to your highest ability) Scholarships spots available. Contact justin@gulfcoastdharma.org Register on Mindbody. Glow in the Dark Sensual Body Painting & Aerial Hoop Fusion Playshop w/ Nikki & Emina Location: URU Yoga – Airport Sat Jan 6th 8 – 10 PM $50 Investment Join Nikki Johnson and Yin Yang Healing Arts for an exhilarating evening of self-exploration and artistic expression. Embrace your body as a canvas for transformation and connection through the captivating fusion of glow-in-the-dark sensual body painting and aerial hoop experience. This is a public event taking place on: Saturday, January 6, 2024, from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at URU YOGA Studio, Airport Location: 2400 Executive Plaza Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504. We invite you to shed societal taboos and embrace the power of your physical form. Whether attending solo or with a partner, this co-ed event is an invitation to dive deep into your essence and connect with your highest self. Through the transformative medium of body art and painting, weave a tapestry of artistry and connection that transcends the physical. Guided by experienced facilitators, embark on a journey of self-discovery, transforming your body into a masterpiece reflecting your innermost self. Vibrant hues intertwine with your being, immersing you in the dance of energies, forging connections beyond words. After painting your bodies, Nikki Johnson will lead you onto an aerial hoop, providing an opportunity to express yourself freely. Whether a beginner or experienced in aerial hoop, Nikki ensures an accessible experience for all. Our professional photographer will capture your adventurous self-expression on the hoop, immortalizing these moments of creativity and empowerment. Embrace the opportunity to release self-judgment and insecurity, for within the strokes of paint lies a reminder that your body is a work of art, worthy of admiration and celebration. The very areas you’ve felt vulnerable about become symbols of resilience, painted with love and intention, transforming them into a testament of your journey. Investment: $100 for couples $50 for singles, a symbolic investment in your journey of self-love and discovery. Whether you’re seeking a profound date night experience or an opportunity to connect with kindred spirits, glow-in-the-dark sensual body painting and aerial hoop experience welcomes you to explore, create, and transform in an environment of acceptance and inspiration. Unveil the power of your fullest self, bask in the energies of creation, and embark on a path of self-discovery that promises to leave you forever changed. What’s Included: A secure environment with a focus on safety and well-being (Our studio is equipped with security measures and continuous camera monitoring. Please note that this is not a sexual experience, and any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated). Background music appropriate for the experience Mini journal & pen Body Paint and all art supplies (All body paint is non-toxic and Vegan) Aerial Glow-In-the Dark Hoop Delectable food platter Refreshments: Champagne, succulent strawberries, teas to enhance the mood A surprise takeaway to immortalize the moment What to Bring on Your Journey of Discovery: Your Most Expressive Attire – A Swimsuit or Garments Eager for a Touch of Artistry or the skin you are in… Partner Up for Added Joy, or Embark Solo and Let Our Facilitators Pair You with a group Open Your Mind to Limitless Horizons, Letting Go of All Expectations, Especially Your Own Above All, Bring Your Radiant Self, Infused with Delight and Ready to Embrace the Experience…. Reserve your spot today and step into a world where your body is the canvas and your journey is the masterpiece. Register on Mindbody. Kids Aerial Silks w/ Malia Location: URU Yoga – Airport Sun Jan 7th 3:30 – 4:30 pm First Time $25 5 Class Pass $100 Register on Mindbody. Wombyn’s Ecstatic Dance w/ Madeline Earth Location: URU Yoga – Airport Sun Jan 7th 7 – 9:30 pm $15 investment A home for your soul to rest, sister. A space for you to revive the lost wisdom in your bones. A collective co-creation of feminine magic.This is your invitation to join our Womens Ecstatic Dance Collective! Each month, we gather to connect and dance and share in the experience of being Womban.Please arrive by 6:55 as we begin our circle of connection promptly at 7:00, followed by some yummy cacao, heartshares, and our dance journey.This dance journey will take you through the layers of your Being, shaking loose the old and making space for the new. She will guide you back to your heart, your body, your Love, that always lives within you and never ever leaves you. Whatever it is that you are moving through in your life, it is welcomed here, with open loving arms, to be seen, witnessed, and transformed through your Dance of Devotion.This is a judgement free space offered so that you can transmute the old and make space for the new, the magical, the blissful, the compassionate, the fierce, the aligned to flow to and through you in all ways with ease and grace. Thank you, I love you. Register on Mindbody. Coming Up This Week…. Ice Bath w/ Justin Nutt Location: URU Yoga – Airport Every Tuesday & Thursday Pranayama 7:00-8:00 am (Regular Class Rates & Passes Apply) Ice Bath: 8:00 – 8:30 am $15 Investment Benefits: ▶️ Boost your immune system ▶️ increase energy ▶️ Increase metabolism ▶️ Enhance your mood ▶️ Reduce inflammation Register on Mindbody. Kirtan: Call & Response Mantra Chanting w/ Brenan & Makaylah Location: URU Yoga – 9 Mile Thurs 1/11 7:30-9 PM Donation Based In this class, led by Makaylah McCleery & Brenan Woody, you will experience a taste of Bhakti Yoga. Bhakti Yoga is the path of loving devotion. Kirtan is the practice of call & response Sanskrit mantra chanting. Brenan or Makaylah will sing the chant & you are encouraged to repeat it in response! Singing is not required, but it is highly encouraged. You are always welcome to just come sit and see what it’s about before you participate. Brenan plays the hand-drum, and Makaylah plays the harmonium to support the mantras. Mantras are sacred sounds used to focus the mind on the Divine. Names of deities will be used, but this doesn’t mean that you are invoking anything outside of yourself. You are the Divine, and you are chanting to that place within YOU. We will not dive too deep into the meanings of these mantras in this class, instead- we will focus on dropping into the chanting and opening our hearts to our own unique experience. Brenan & Makaylah offer more in-depth workshops and classes to dive deeper into mythology and meaning if you are interested in learning more! There will be no Asana (physical practice) in this class. We will be seated with cushions and other supports. Dancing, standing, or lying down is also available! Just whatever you need to remain comfortable through class. We will burn incense, palo santo, or sage… if there is a student with scent sensitivity, we will forgo the burning of any scents. We will keep the lighting relatively low… but there will be plenty of light to see! ***Also, if you are unable to pay the entire $15 drop-in, we will accept donations for this class. Pay anything you are able! We just want you to show up and experience this! Venmo: @makaylahmccleery ***If you are feeling any hesitancy, we invite you to release your inhibitions and just come give it a try! You will be met with so much love, support, and patience. If you have any questions, please email: makaylahmccleery@gmail.com Register on Mindbody. URU Yoga & Beyond www.uruyoga.com 3 Locations Pensacola: 2400 Executive Plaza Drive 2475 E. 9 Mile Road, Ste G 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 wps3cr3tn3wz@uruyoga.com Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by loveallbeckie@hotmail.com powered by Try email marketing for free today!