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July Yoga Newsletter 2015

 

Freedom
July 2015

 

Greetings!
 
This month we celebrate freedom and liberation. We have the ability to free our minds by surrendering to our true Self. There is a Spirit that resides behind all of our thoughts and gives us energy when we connect to it. 
 
When we breathe and detach from our thoughts allowing them to move by us effortlessly, we tap into this Spirit, our Self, our God, and we surrender to that which guides us. This is true Freedom. 
 
Embrace surrender. Enjoy independence. Celebrate freedom to live in a country where self-expression is embraced more and more.

 

With love and gratitude,
Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador & the URU Crew
 
                                      4th of July Schedule:
URU2
9:00am Freedom Flow with Tammy 
URU1
8:30 Hot Freedom flow with Lora
9:15 Mana Freedom Flow with Sally
11:00 Restorative Yoga with Kathea
 
Please check the schedule for amazing classes on the 3rd & 5th.
 
 
 
Yoga Pricing Changes in the Community
 

 

 

In an effort to create a more sustainable future for the Pensacola yoga community, Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center and URU Yoga and Beyond are joining together to ask for a greater financial contribution for yoga classes. The drop in rates for both student and regular drop-ins will be raised to $7 and $12 respectively at all locations of both Breathe and URU, effective August 1st, 2015

 

 

Although Breathe and URU are separate entities, owned and operated independently of one another, the owners of both studios have agreed to work together on this simultaneous rate increase as a show of mutual support for the growth of our yoga community.

 

Your increased contributions will go toward continued and ongoing improvements to your studio(s), and to supporting the well-being and sustainability of these places that often serve as a sanctuary and second home. We are asking for your support in making this transition a smooth one.

 

 

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
 
Be Free Liberation Retreat
with Michelle Baker
 

July 3rd
Yoga with Michelle 11am
Lunch: 1-3pm. *All lunches can be boxed for you to go to the beach.
Free time
Yoga Class with Rebecca Sathre of Uru Yoga : 5:30-7pm
Meditation 7-7:30pm
Dinner:7:30-9pm
Kirtan 9pm-10pm

July 4th
Morning Meditation: 7am-7:30am
Jivamukti Yoga Class with Michelle: 7:30-9am
Breakfast: 9-10am.
Lunch: 1-3pm. *All lunches can be boxed for you to go to the beach.
Free time
Dinner Veggie BBQ Grill! 7pm
9pm Watch fireworks on dock

July 5th
Morning Meditation: 7am-7:30am
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Becky of Uru Yoga: 7:30-9am
Breakfast: 9-10am.
Lunch: 1-3pm. *All lunches can be boxed for you to go to the beach.
Free time
Jivamukti Yoga Class with Michelle with live music from Bhakti Caravan : 5:30-7:30pm
Dinner:7:30-9pm

July 6th:
Morning Meditation: 7am-7:30am
Jivamukti Yoga Class with Michelle: 7:30-9am
Breakfast: 9-10am.

DROP IN RATES
Drop in for all activities with no food or accommodations: $300
BHAKTI CARAVAN CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT DROP IN- $20
Yoga Class drop-ins: $25 each
Please pre-register for drop in classes. There are a few spaces left.
                                                                                                                

 

URU Teacher Training 2015/2016

 

Beginning Friday, September 11
5:30pm

URU offers a local Pensacola Yoga Teacher Training. We are registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. 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 mentor and teach hot yoga or 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.

The financial commitment is $2400 or
3 payments of $900 (September 1st, December 1st, and March 1st)

We love sharing the love of teaching with you.

Please invite any friends that you think would be interested..

We have applied for benefits with MyCaa for Military Spouses which will pay for the training.

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

850-377-5334

info@uruyoga.com.

 

Surrender
 
URU & URU2 have a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels. 
**New Classes**

 

 
URU1
Saturdays, 7:30am with Ric
Saturdays, 11am with Sally
Tuesdays, 9:00am with Sally
 
URU2
Saturdays, 8:30am with Nikki Thursdays, 4:30pm with David
Sundays, 7:30am with Adam

 

 
From early morning to evening, there is a class for You!
**Be Free Special**
3 Months Unlimited Yoga
 $150
Purchase through July 5th

 

CommUnity
 

 

Kathleen Carter began her yoga practice at home with an I-Phone app and a cheap mat in 2011. She completed her 200 hour certification through URU Yoga and Beyond under the tutelage of Rebecca Sathre and Tammy Virchow Urbanski in 2015. She is an active dancer in the local community, as well as a regular staff member at Pensacola School of Ballet and Dorothy’s Dance Plus, where she has been teaching classical ballet and creative dance to students between ages 3 and 70 since 2005. She can also be found teaching yoga at the Downtown YMCA.

 

and all of our new teachers!

 

 

Fourth of July Weekend Schedule 2015

4th of July Yoga


We have a lovely Saturday schedule for the 4th of July. 

Join us to celebrate Independence Day together…

URU1
8:30am Hot Freedom flow with Lora Antoinette


9:15amMana Freedom Flow with Sally Aldrin


11:00am Restorative Yoga with 

URU2 

9:00am Freedom Flow with Tammy Virchow Urbansky 

(Yes, Tammy Urbansky is teaching at URU2 on the 4th of July. Yay!)

URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32503
8503775334

June 2015 Yoga Newsletter

The Edge
June 2015

Greetings!


Yoga reminds us to move with awareness to “the

edge”.


The edge is where you feel challenged but not in pain. When you hold a pose with your best effort, you reach a place of opportunity for clarity and ease. 

Find the balance of Effort and Ease in your practice and life.

Moving without awareness past our edge can result in injury.  It is important to listen and recognize where our edge lies. If we move to our edge with awareness in a yoga pose, our body may invite us to go a little deeper.  

We play with the edge in our lives off the mat as well. If we take on too many responsibilities or too many commitments, it becomes necessary to pull back to take care of ourselves. But not moving to that point may lead to boredom, longing, or disappointment

Moving with awareness to our edge in life can allow us the energy to turn our visions into creations. This is the point where life sweetly invites us to cross over the edge into our fullest potential.  

 

With love and gratitude,


Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador & the URU Crew
  

Upcoming Events
 

URU Yoga & Beyond Summer Camp

Monday, June 8- Friday, June 12
1-4pm

Bring your children to join us each day from 1-4 PM where they will be exposed to yoga, arts and crafts, water play, a color run, and much more.

$100/Scholarships Available
                                                                                                               

Rock & Restore
Friday, June 12
6-8pm
Come rock out and restore your body’s settings. We all chill out in different ways, this time we are going to let the Beatles, U2, Prince, Sam Smith, Bon Jovi, and more help us reach that recharged setting we all need. And just like back in the day, send in your request!

$20
                                                                                                                

Light for Nepal: Candlelight Meditation, Silent Auction & Raffle
Friday, June 26
6-9pm
Candlelight Meditation, Silent Auction, and Raffle to raise funds for the recent Nepal earthquake victims held at URU Yoga and Beyond.

Join us at 6pm for a 10 minute candlelight meditation before the silent auction and raffle of local art, jewelry, and other unique items.

$10 door entrance fee – you receive a candle for the meditation and one raffle ticket

Raffle is for the necklace pictured- made of pearls, sandalwood, & Nepalese beads. More tickets will be available @ 1 for $5, 3 for $12, 6 for $20.

All proceeds will benefit the earthquake victims. Please share this event and help us support this cause. 

ARTISTS: Their is a donation form and box at URU. 
If you want to create or donate an item please bring it by. 
Questions can be emailed to Meghan McMillan- meghansheamcmillan@gmail.com
                                                                                                                

Handstand Training with Rebecca Genter
Saturday, June 27
12:30-2:30pm
Handstand Training with Rebecca Genter – Find alignment and balance upside down. Build and train your handstand from the ground up. And work flexibility to get those shoulders open and your splits moving toward the ground. Work with an experienced hand-to-hand performer and former gymnast to learn the best technique and drills to train your handstands. 

Price: $25 Handstand Training 

Rebecca Genter is a hand balancing and partner acrobatics specialist. She began studying body movement in gymnastics and never stopped. She has traveled the world to study with master hand-balancing coaches and is a certified yoga instructor (Freret St. Yoga). Earning a degree in biology from Tulane, her knowledge of anatomy and the human body is evident in her clear, insightful instruction. Her infectious love of learning, inspiring persistence, and genuine caring help her friends and students achieve their individual goals. As a strong believer in the power of a supportive community, Rebecca shares the joy of her students as they each discover their own strength and balance.

$60 Handstand Training & Acro Workshop (below)


                                                                                                                

Stand Up Strong Acro
Right Side Up or Upside Down
Saturday, June 27
5-8pm
Stand up Strong – Right side up or Upside down! Whether your new or experienced in standing in someone’s hands, we’re going to be finding some balance. And after some popping fun to foot-to – hand, we’ll progress to hand-to-hand balancing! Refinement and progress are the key building blocks. So let’s build together!! Can’t wait to do more Acro with you guys in Pensacola :).

Price: $40

Rebecca Genter is a hand balancing and partner acrobatics specialist. She began studying body movement in gymnastics and never stopped. She has traveled the world to study with master hand-balancing coaches and is a certified yoga instructor (Freret St. Yoga). Earning a degree in biology from Tulane, her knowledge of anatomy and the human body is evident in her clear, insightful instruction. Her infectious love of learning, inspiring persistence, and genuine caring help her friends and students achieve their individual goals. As a strong believer in the power of a supportive community, Rebecca shares the joy of her students as they each discover their own strength and balance.

$60 for Acro & Handstand Workshop (above)
                                                                                                                
Be Free Liberation Retreat
with Michelle Baker

Thursday, July 2-Monday, July 6
Gulf Breeze, FL
Co-starring Rebecca Sathre, Bhakti Caravan and Good Karma Cafe.

Your Presenters:
SWAN RIVER YOGA
URU YOGA & BEYOND
BHAKTI CARAVAN 
GOOD KARMA CAFE

Included:
3 hearty delicious veg meals per day, All yoga, meditation, dharma discussions and live kirtan activities, live concert, all accommodations, pool, bay and amenities of the property.

You will enjoy:
Jivamukti Yoga with Michelle Baker
Vinyasa Flow with Rebecca Sathre Friday Night and 
Sunday morning
Live Liberation Kirtan Concert with Bhakti Caravan
Swimming Pool
Swimming in bay
Bay meditations and sunsets on the dock overlooking the water.
Daily Kirtan with Bhakti Caravan
3 catered vegetarian meals by Good Karma Cafe & a special grill cook out feast by Goshi Berg

Celebrate in style with Real Liberation practices! Get away from the city heat and enjoy the Satsang.

Accommodation Options: Limit: 12 persons.
Stay at The Retreat Center:
Dormitory in style with single beds and shared rooms,

OTHER Options also include:
BEACH lounging and swimming at Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach 15 minutes away
Paddle boarding
Kayaking
Small Sailboat
Pontoon boat
Biking
Surfing (when in season)
National Park Hikes
Sailing (when in season)
Hiking the National Park

Investment Options: 4 Night Retreat $650 Full package
2 Night Retreat: $350 half package
CAMPING: 4 night: $530 (with full access to all amenities)
CAMPING: 2 nights: $275 (with full access to all amenities)

DROP IN RATES
Drop in for all activities with no food or accommodations: $300
BHAKTI CARAVAN CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT DROP IN- $20
Yoga Class drop-ins: $25 each


                                                                                                                

URU Teacher Training 2015/2016

Beginning Saturday, September 12 
5:30pm
URU offers a local Pensacola Yoga Teacher Training. We are registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. 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 mentor and teach hot yoga or 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. 

The financial commitment is $2400 or 
3 payments of $900 (September 1st, December 1st, and March 1st)

We love sharing the love of teaching with you.

Please invite any friends that you think would be interested..


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

850-377-5334

info@uruyoga.com.

Finding YOUR Edge

 
URU & URU2 have a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels. 

*NEW CLASS!*
Sundays at 7:30am 
“Open Level Flow Class with Live Music Savasana”
with Ric Kindle

*Sign your child up now for June summer camp!*
From early morning to evening, there is a class for You!
          **Special**
3 Months Unlimited Yoga   
       $150

CommUnity

David attended his first yoga class in 2012 with his wife as a way to have something to do together. It quickly became a passion as it provided him with a different perspective with which to look at life. Shortly after discovering yoga, David began taking a Yin yoga class. It led to an opening, first of his body and then his mind and spirit. His work became to discover his True Self and to let it shine through. He attended yoga teacher training at Discovery Yoga in 2014 and is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. David’s wish is to help others on their path of self discovery and to foster a safe environment for the development of community.

If you see David in the studio this month, remember to wish him a Happy Birthday!

Pausing in the Suspension: A Journey of Healing through Yoga Teacher Training

The 200 hour yoga teacher training program I recently completed lasted nine months, about the time it takes for a human to grow in the womb before entering the world. The journey through teacher training led my life on a series of deaths and rebirths, growth and transformations, as I was born more truly unto my Self. Being awake is not about perfection and blissful nirvana but rather acknowledging life’s imperfections, allowing and accepting them while being aware of the consequences of my actions and finding peace with them. It is about doing all that I can with a loving and honest heart knowing that I will make mistakes but trusting and loving myself despite these imperfections.

The flood forced me to let go of comfort and security and trust that what I needed, whatever that may be, would show up
The flood forced me to let go of comfort and security and trust that what I needed, whatever that may be, would show up

I began the teacher training journey grasping at something, though I am not sure exactly what it was I wanted anymore. I knew that yoga had helped me heal through various difficult times, family relationship difficulties and losing our home to the flood, and I wanted more of it. I wanted to “deepen my practice” as I have heard many others say about entering such a program. I had no intention of teaching, I just wanted to dive into the world of yoga and bathe myself in whatever it was that was so healing… I wanted to understand and define it. Continue reading

May 2015 Yoga Newsletter

Transformation
May 2015
Greetings!

 

 

May has arrived and with it, blooms on flowers and green leaves on trees. The sun is shining in the sky and we are renewed from winter and an event that is not lost on us, the catastrophic flood National Disaster of late April 2014. This past April gave us several days of rain that saturated the ground just as it did last year, a painful reminder to many. So much can change in one year. Since the flood and the loss of her home, one of URU’s teacher trainees, Kerry Whiteley, has moved into a new home, become a yoga teacher and started a new business,  Sweet & Simple Raw Treats. If you had told her one year ago that all of these things would happen, she wouldn’t have believed you. But most importantly, she has healed and been transformed by the experience in large part from the practice of yoga and the community who surrounded her. Often in life, events happen that are out of our control. However, we can always control our reaction to those events, no matter how catastrophic.


May reminds us that we have survived.  It reminds us that we have been reborn again; that we have been cleansed and given the opportunity for renewal. The birds chirp in the early morning and we remember that despite the chaos that surrounds us and the little control we have over it, we can always find stillness. 

“Stay in the center of the circle and let all things take their course” 

-Lao-Tzu

If you would like to read about Kerry”s experience during the flood, visit her blog at Winding Road. 

 

The Flood part 1

The Flood, part 2

Please keep those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal, those affected by last year’s flood in your hearts and minds as many continue to heal.  If you had an experience with the flood of 2014 that you would like to share, please email Kerry at kwhiteley78@gmail.com. 

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May is exciting for URU as URU2 opened its doors on April 20th to the public. This space is a blessing to offer to the community on and around 9 mile road. Class passes will be honored at both URU locations. Classes are building and you will notice some new teachers on the schedule.

On May 2, 13 new yoga teachers will emerge from URU. After nine months of learning history, philosophy, asana, and more, they are ready to begin teaching. The past nine months have been a time of transformation and renewal for many of the yoga trainees and it is time for them to offer their gifts and strengths to the community. This is an exciting time and we hope you will come to the new classes in the upcoming months! 

 

Take time this month to notice the beauty of May in all its spring glory. Remember all seasons and events are fleeting and all things take their course, whether beautiful or catastrophe. All things end and begin again. We can rest in the stillness between death and rebirth. 

We wish healing to those affected by the flood, the earthquake in Nepal, and recent events in our country and around the world. 

Namaste.

 

With love and gratitude,

 

 
Kerry Whiteley, Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador & the URU Crew

 

  

Upcoming Events
 

 

Teacher Trainee Graduation

 

Saturday, May 2
5:30-9pm

 

Please join us as we celebrate the graduation of an amazing group of teachers. These 13 woman have spent the last 9 months dedicated to studying and teaching yoga. They are incredible, unique, beautiful women with so much to share. Each teacher will teach a portion of the class. This will be a wonderful yoga class to attend and party to attend.

Everyone is welcome.

5:30 Yoga Class
7:15 Graduation, Potluck and Party

                                                                                                               

Restorative Yoga for Mothers & Caregivers
Sunday, May 3
2-4pm
Join Kathea Bryan and David Bryan for a restorative workshop focused on allowing you to recharge. We all have those that depend on us and if we do not take the time to recharge ourselves, we are unable to give to others. Bring your mother or someone who cares for you to relax and be pampered.
$20
                                                                                                                
Popping Time Acro
with Rebecca Genter
Saturday, May 9
2-4pm
We will work on progressing from cartwheels to a low popping barrel roll along with other Acro for your playful soul.
 $40
                                                                                                                
June Summer Camp 
Sign up Now!
Monday, June 8-Friday, June 12
1-4pm
Bring your children for a one week where they will be exposed to yoga, arts and crafts, water play, a color run, and much more.
Volunteers age 12 and up needed!
$100
Scholarships Available
                                                                                                                
Be Free Liberation Retreat
with Michelle Baker
 
Thursday, July 2-Monday, July 6
Gulf Breeze, FL

Co-starring Rebecca Sathre, Bhakti Caravan and Good Karma Cafe.

Your Presenters:
SWAN RIVER YOGA
URU YOGA & BEYOND
BHAKTI CARAVAN
GOOD KARMA CAFE

Included:
3 hearty delicious veg meals per day, All yoga, meditation, dharma discussions and live kirtan activities, live concert, all accommodations, pool, bay and amenities of the property.

You will enjoy:
Jivamukti Yoga with Michelle Baker
Vinyasa Flow with Rebecca Sathre Friday Night and
Sunday morning
Live Liberation Kirtan Concert with Bhakti Caravan
Swimming Pool
Swimming in bay
Bay meditations and sunsets on the dock overlooking the water.
Daily Kirtan with Bhakti Caravan
3 catered vegetarian meals by Good Karma Cafe & a special grill cook out feast by Goshi Berg

Celebrate in style with Real Liberation practices! Get away from the city heat and enjoy the Satsang.

Accommodation Options: Limit: 12 persons.
Stay at The Retreat Center:
Dormitory in style with single beds and shared rooms,

OTHER Options also include:
BEACH lounging and swimming at Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach 15 minutes away
Paddle boarding
Kayaking
Small Sailboat
Pontoon boat
Biking
Surfing (when in season)
National Park Hikes
Sailing (when in season)
Hiking the National Park

Investment Options: 4 Night Retreat $650 Full package
2 Night Retreat: $350 half package
CAMPING: 4 night: $530 (with full access to all amenities)
CAMPING: 2 nights: $275 (with full access to all amenities)

DROP IN RATES
Drop in for all activities with no food or accommodations: $300
BHAKTI CARAVAN CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT DROP IN- $20
Yoga Class drop-ins: $25 each

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

850-377-5334

info@uruyoga.com.

 

Transformation
 
“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.”
 -Jiddu Krishnamurti
*URU2 is now open!*
URU2 Birthday Specials: 
  • 30 day unlimited $50
  • 90 day unlimited $150
  • 1 year unlimited $600
Passes can be bought and used at both locations!
 
URU & URU2 has a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels. 
 
Please notice our new kid’s classes. Parents can practice yoga while children take their own class. 
 
*Sign your child up now for June summer camp!*
From early morning to evening, there is a class for You!
CommUnity
 
Jasmine Miller started practicing yoga in March 2012. Studying many styles of yoga including hot, yin, restorative, chair and khundalini. She has been tending to children in babysitting and nanny form since she herself was a young girl. It only seemed natural to merge her two sadhanas into one when she worked toward her 90hr Galactic Child Yoga Teacher Training, finishing 2014 strong with a certificate in hand. 
Her education teaches her to weave song and dance into her asanas. To use sacred geometry and quantum physics in her lesson plans and to expand the minds of little yogis with concepts usually reserved for adults. She plans on introducing Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga into every class in a fun and tangible way. She believes there are many ways to save for the future, but our first investment should be in the quality of our children’s education.

Prema Hara Weekend Update

Prema Hara & Chef Lindy’s Vegan Indian Food

 

 
DATE: Friday, April 10
TIME: 5:30-9pm
LOCATION: URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
5:30pm Chef Lindy Howell’s Vegan yummy Indian food  ($10 suggested donation)

 

The menu will feature vegan indian dishes primarily from South India:
Kahala Black Chickpea Curry
Masoor Red Lentil Dal

 

Cabbage Thoran Fry
Chitranna Lemon Rice
Raw Carrot Kosambari Salad
Sprouted Moong-Tomato- Cucumber Salad
Raw Coconut Ladoo – my version of a ladoo, without refined sugar.
~ they are said to be one of Lord Ganesha’s favorite desserts

** All of the proceeds from the meal will be donated to the Zaltho Foundation, to help build the Oakwood Meditation Center in Mary Esther, Florida ~ a residential meditation program for veterans living with PTSD.

Check out the links. It is very important work they are doing.
Zaltho Foundation
Programs for Veterans

 

 

7:00pm Kirtan  $20

Please join us in welcoming Prema Hara back to Pensacola as part of their three month nationwide spring tour, sharing chants from their latest highly acclaimed album Ocean of Grace. 

Prema Hara’s music as well as wonderful hand screened yoga wear will be available at their pop-up boutique before and after the event, so arrive early!

:: A Kirtan Celebration with Prema Hara ::
“One of the greatest kirtan groups today… Prema Hara makes some of the sweetest mantra music you’ll ever hear.” ~ Spirit Voyage

Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to their love of kirtan (mantra music) and living that joy with others! Prema Hara’s mellow, meditative songs build into ecstatic rhythms, creating a jubilant celebration of the spirit. Kirtan, the music of the heart, is the calling of the soul; a blissful musical journey to invoke divine presence. Come sing and dance, or just come and be! No previous experience is necessary.

:: ABOUT PREMA HARA ::

Kamaniya and Keshavacharya are kirtan gypsies, touring internationally as the sacred music duo Prema Hara. Attracted by Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, both have spent many years living in ashrams, searching for the divine through devotional service and singing. Seeing so many people’s hearts transformed through the power of chanting sacred mantras, they were inspired to commit their lives to sharing the universal practice of kirtan with the world. Prema Hara has toured extensively throughout the USA & Europe, quickly gaining recognition as one of the West’s most prominent mantra music bands.

Visit www.PremaHara.com to listen to their music and connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PremaHara.

“Heart-melting melodies and stirring rhythms.” ~ Jai Uttal

” … pure, kirtan at it’s best” ~ Yoga Journal Magazine

“(Prema Hara’s) chants are filled with love – total love!” ~ YogaChicago

URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32503
8503775334

April Yoga Newsletter 2015

Transitions
April 2015
Greetings!

 

 

 In yoga, we begin where we are.  We flow to a place of better ease and understanding. Maybe we are more open, spacious and loving. Maybe we see new opportunities and discover new aspects to our relationships.


We often get too comfortable and fear the unknown but all seasons come and go and circumstances change. We cannot stay in one place, we must move forward and let go of where we were so that we are open to what is ahead.

 Transitions.

 

Each moment, each day, each month and season, we transition from where we were. We flow, we grow, and we expand. Over one year ago, URU first opened its doors to Pensacola and has settled in with effort and ease. Being spacious and open allowed us to see an opportunity and we are now opening URU2 serving yogis on 9 mile road! The yoga community is growing in Pensacola and what a blessing that is…more yogis with more space to practice.

Not only will URU2 provide more space to practice, it provides more space for teachers to share yoga. In May, 15 new yoga teachers will emerge from URU ready to begin teaching.  Over the last nine months, students transitioned to teacher trainees by being open and brave to the process of change and now they are ready to move to the seat of the teacher. Please come to their donation classes throughout April and support their growth.  Please come celebrate their graduation on May 2nd at URU.


How can we move forward letting go of the fear that holds us back? The teacher trainees were assigned homework that is for everyone. Look within and find the strengths that you see in yourself and that others see in you. Is this difficult to do? Maybe this difficulty is all the more reason to dig deep. Take this as an opportunity to transition your inner dialogue to one of compassion, acceptance, love and encouragement for yourself. You have such beauty and strength within. 

 

Begin where you are. Flow to a place of better understanding. Discover newness in each moment. Be brave and open to what is ahead.  Recognize your beauty so that you may transition with ease.

 

With love and gratitude,
 
Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador & the URU Crew

 

  

Upcoming Events
 

 

The History, Philosophy, & Literature of Yoga: An Ongoing Story

 

Tuesday, April 7- May
5:45-6:45pm

 

Join David Bryan as he takes you on a journey into the history that shaped our modern yoga practice.
Explore how the philosophies and literature changed over time to meet the needs of the practitioner and see where practices that we use today originated.
This will be a series of 5 or 6 classes, depending on the amount of discussion and questions, Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 in the massage room.
In addition to the history, literature, and philosophy, we will be trying some of the practices that we do not always get to in an asana class, including: mudras, mantras, and pranayama. This class will be a great opportunity for the new practitioner to come to a deeper understanding of their practice and for the seasoned practitioner who would like to learn more about their practice.
Normal class pass and rates.
                                                                                                               

Prema Hara Kirtan & Chef Lindy’s Vegan Indian Cuisine
Friday, April 10
6:30-9pm
:: A Kirtan Celebration with Prema Hara ::

“One of the greatest kirtan groups today… Prema Hara makes some of the sweetest mantra music you’ll ever hear.” ~ Spirit Voyage

Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to their love of kirtan (mantra music) and living that joy with others! Prema Hara’s mellow, meditative songs build into ecstatic rhythms, creating a jubilant celebration of the spirit. Kirtan, the music of the heart, is the calling of the soul; a blissful musical journey to invoke divine presence. Come sing and dance, or just come and be! No previous experience is necessary.

:: ABOUT PREMA HARA ::

Kamaniya and Keshavacharya are kirtan gypsies, touring internationally as the sacred music duo Prema Hara. Attracted by Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, both have spent many years living in ashrams, searching for the divine through devotional service and singing. Seeing so many people’s hearts transformed through the power of chanting sacred mantras, they were inspired to commit their lives to sharing the universal practice of kirtan with the world. Prema Hara has toured extensively throughout the USA & Europe, quickly gaining recognition as one of the West’s most prominent mantra music bands.

Visit www.PremaHara.com to listen to their music and connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PremaHara.

“Heart-melting melodies and stirring rhythms.” ~ Jai Uttal

” … pure, kirtan at it’s best” ~ Yoga Journal Magazine

“(Prema Hara’s) chants are filled with love – total love!” ~ YogaChicago

5:30 Chef Lindy’s Vegan yummy Indian food $10 donation

7:00 Kirtan $20

(All of the proceeds from the meal will be donated to the Zaltho Foundation to help build the Oakwood Center, a residential meditation program for veterans living with post-traumatic stress.’)

                                                                         
Yoga of Twilight: Transitioning with grace and grit on and off the mat 
with Dr Michael DeMaria
Saturday, April 11
3-5pm

Twilight is a liminal place – betwixt and between where great challenge and beauty reside. Just like the light of the sun which is refracted into the dazzling colors of the sunrise and sunset, so to our soul can break open during times of hardship, transition and challenge. Whether it is from childhood to adolescents, adolescents to adulthood, or life into death, where there is an ending there is always a beginning. Dr. DeMaria will lead us through a series of meditations and poses to help us explore the inbetween spaces in our life that actually lead to exploring and experiencing who we truly are beyond our concepts of self and other, joy and sorrow, life and death, the in breath and the out. This ‘gap’ is the place where all manifestation occurs, it is the place of pure potentiality and infinite possibility – yet it also comes at a great price, the price of letting go of certainty, ideas, beliefs and expectations of ourselves, each other and reality. It is the place also of death and rebirth. We will practice the art of unknowing and surrendering into the twilight of our own being and becoming through meditation, movement and mindfulness practices.

$25

                                                                         
The Man Show
Saturday, April 25
7pm

“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art-the unfed mind devours itself.”

Musicians, performers, artists, sculptors-dreamers and doers alike will share their talents at The Man Show. Come check out the work of established and emerging local men within the Pensacola Arts Scene

Round 2 to celebrate the gentlemen. You all know the drill.

The evening is ONLY $10 (cash) at the door. Students $5 (w/ID). All ages welcome. Catering from local chief included with purchase of ticket. Wine and beer sold separately (21+ w/ID).

—LINEUP—
Artists: ANNOUNCING SOON!
Musicians: ANNOUNCING SOON!
Performers: ANNOUNCING SOON!

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

850-377-5334

info@uruyoga.com.

 

Transitions
 
“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. “
 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
URU has a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels.  Please notice our new kid’s classes as well. 
 
Parents can practice yoga while children take their own class. 
From early morning to evening, there is a class for You!
Join our teacher trainees for their practicum donation classes throughout April! 
 
Donations go to our yoga programs at the Pace Center for Girls, United Methodist Home for Girls and yoga for the women in jail. 
CommUnity
 

Nickie believes yoga is a sacred and necessary practice. She tried yoga in 2002 with Sudevi Linda Kramer and since then her practice has bloomed into an art and lifestyle with a depth that continues to amaze and serve her. Nickie hopes that in facilitating classes yoga practice will be accessible, challenging and exhilarating to those who try it.

Nine years after her first tentative steps onto the mat, Nickie studied with Laura Tyree of Dragonfly Yoga Studies where she received her 200 hour certification. She is continuing her yoga studies with the Kashi School of Yoga in the Kali Natha tradition with her beloved teacher Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati.

Nickie is most excited when it rains on her days off, when the coffee is fresh and when friends show up to her yoga classes. She is a cat person, but please don’t tell the dog.

Kirtan Music with the Juggernauts

 

Kirtan Music with the Juggernauts:
The Unstoppable Force of Love

 

 
DATE: Sunday, March 29
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
LOCATION: URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
Join the us for inspiring kirtan.
Gaura Vani & The Mayapuris present 
The Juggernauts: The Unstoppable Force of Love!
The music of the Juggernauts is a celebration of the overwhelming power of love to conquer any obstacle in its path. This Mantra Music recording and performance collective is named after the epic ritual of the Jagannath Chariot festival in Puri, Orissa and is built on the long-time friendship and collaboration of Visvambhar and Gaura Vani. Both artists are well-known for their independent Mantra Music projects (Mayapuris and As Kindred Spirits) and have performed and traveled since their youth across the globe from Africa to the Americas, India to Israel, Brazil to Bahrain.

Their music features infectious grooves, strong vocals and harmonies, exotic instruments, and world-rhythm. Influences include mantra, reggae, Indian classical, alternative rock, Middle Eastern, and Brazilian bossa nova. Frequent supporting artists include Krishna Kishor – bansuri flute, Purusartha das – bass guitar, Vrinda Sheth – classical Indian dance, Dharma Thomas – percussion.

$20
URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32503
8503775334

March Yoga Newsletter 2015

Luck and Letting Go
March 2015
Greetings!

 

 

“You may be (our) lucky star ’cause you shine on me wherever you are.” 
-Madonna
 
Thank you for being a lucky star at URU.  
 
The definition of luck varies by cultural, philosophical, religious, and mystical views. Webster’s dictionary defines it as “a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause.” It is often defined as an event or factor that is outside of one’s control, without regard to one’s will, intention or desired result.
Could it be that good luck is what happens when we let go of trying to control our situations and circumstances?  When we let go are we more able to allow the necessary outcomes? Is it possible that bad luck is when we resist what is being offered by that “uncontrollable force“, the Universe or the Divine?  
Rather than categorizing the events in our lives as good or bad luck, maybe we can look at our luck based on our ability to let go and allow the universe to give us what we need.
Good luck or bad luck can also be related to our attitudes and thoughts. Yoga offers many practices for clearing our thoughts.  With a clear mind our attitudes become more open to life’s possibilities and contentment.  Santosha is the yoga sutra of contentment. Does good luck come with contentment or with contentment do we stop the need to categorize good and bad luck?
No matter what we believe about luck, the yoga practice offers a way to delve deeper into the balance of action, letting go and being content with the outcome.
 “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama
 
With love and gratitude,
 
Rebecca Sathre, Chris Amador & the URU Crew

 


  “May joy and peace surround you, 
 contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!”
-Irish Blessing

Upcoming Events
HuDost
An Evening of Song & Sufi Kirtan
 
Tuesday, March 10
7:30pm

Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines create a rich blending of traditional Sufi, Bulgarian, Croatian and Balkan music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, Folk, Pop and Rock. Their sound crosses borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey not soon forgotten.

Moksha Sommer plays both a Mid-East Harmonium, a reed organ whose air is supplied by a hand operated bellows, and also a Shahi Baaja which is a type of zither from India.

HuDost is living proof that the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts, pulling together musical styles as diverse as the jellies in Marco Polo’s kitchen cupboard, they weave a seamless tapestry that renders tears and laughter in listeners and cultivates that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts. Find out more about HuDost at www.HuDost.com.

$20
$15 for Students

                                                                          
Yoga Props Workshop: 
Support & Open with Yoga Props
Saturday, March 14
1-4pm

Join Tammy & Beckie as they share many uses for yoga props..This will be a fun and informative workshop for students and yoga teachers.

Props can help yoga students find more alignment in poses. They can be used to facilitate a deeper opening in the body. Props can be used to help us settle deeper into the practice.
 
$30
 
Find more information here                                                              
                                                                                                   
Mala Making Workshop
Sunday, March 22
2pm

 

Have you ever shopped for mala beads online? There is so much to choose from and you like different things about different mala beads. But what if you were able to make the mala of your dreams?

Join Nickie at URU Yoga and Beyond and learn how to make a knotted mala bead and the all-important tassel.

It is strongly suggested that you do not expect to make the mala of your dreams at this workshop. Come with the required items and a playful mood as you explore learning the skills necessary to make sacred gifts and tools for your devotional practice. As with all things yoga, mala making requires practice.

$20
                                                                                                      
Restorative Chair Yoga
 
Sunday, March 22
4:30-6:30pm

 

The first in a series of monthly restorative workshops, we will be using chairs to provide support as we relax the body and mind. Come joinKathea Bryan and David Bryan as we guide you in letting go and share some surprises with you.
$20
                                                                                                      
Kirtan Music with the Juggernauts
 
Sunday, March 29
6:30-8:30pm

 

Come join the Juggernauts for inspiring kirtan…
Gaura Vani & The Mayapuris present: The Juggernauts!
$20
 
                                                                          
Coming Up…
The History, Philosophy, & Literature of Yoga: An Ongoing Story

 

Tuesday, April 7
5:45-6:45pm

 

Join David Bryan as he takes you on a journey into the history that shaped our modern yoga practice.
Explore how the philosophies and literature changed over time to meet the needs of the practitioner and see where practices that we use today originated.
This will be a series of 5 or 6 classes, depending on the amount of discussion and questions, Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 in the massage room.
In addition to the history, literature, and philosophy, we will be trying some of the practices that we do not always get to in an asana class, including: mudras, mantras, and pranayama. This class will be a great opportunity for the new practitioner to come to a deeper understanding of their practice and for the seasoned practitioner who would like to learn more about their practice.
Normal class pass and rates.
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

850-377-5334

info@uruyoga.com.

 

How Do We Let Go?
In yoga, we often hear the words “let go” as we wonder how to allow ourselves the ability to let go. We may notice we are holding on. The first step in letting go is concentration on our breath, our life force. Our breath happens regardless if we try to control it or not. When we allow ourselves to breathe and focus on this gift, we begin the process of letting go of our expectations. We allow ourselves to be in this present moment and all this moment truly has to offer.
URU has a wide range of yoga classes for all ages and comfort levels.  Please notice our new kid’s classes as well. 
 
Parents can practice yoga while children take their own class. 
From early morning to evening, there is a class for You!
CommUnity
 

Meghan is a Pensacola native and began her yoga journey in 2008 at Abhaya Yoga Center. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Philosophy from The University of West Florida. In 2013, she completed yoga teacher training at Abhaya. When she isn’t taking or teaching a yoga class, she enjoys making jewelry, spending time with friends, family, and mutts Honey & Foxy, while experiencing the wonders of nature. She enjoys yoga for its everyday balance in her physical and emotional life and hopes to spread this love and appreciation to others. Meghan’s classes are mellow, yet enlivening.  Meghan can also be found teaching at the Pensacola Yacht Club.

Weekend Update

Antaomy & Physiology
with Chris Amador

 

 
DATE: Saturday, February 28
TIME: 4-6pm
LOCATION: URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
Join us for a fun and educational Anatomy & Physiology class with Chris Amador.
$15
                                                                                                                                                  

 

Chakra Workshop 

 

with Tammy & Beckie

 

DATE: Sunday, March 1
TIME: 1-4pm
LOCATION: URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
Come explore the Chakras with Tammy & Beckie.

Tammy has created an amazing colorful handout. We will learn about the chakras. We will practice asanas, mantras and meditations that work with the chakras. We will also experience some chakra art. We will go deep into chakra study.

$30

 

URU Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive
Pensacola, Florida 32503
8503775334