URU Event Schedule

Displaying events from January 28 to May 27.

Restorative Teacher Training

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Saturday, February 1 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Swan Michelle

Feb 1-2

18 Hour YA Certification

Included In this Training is:

An entire weekend of receiving restorative yoga, listening to lectures that apply to all types and styles of yoga , setting up each pose and leading others in an observed practicum, Restorative Yoga is beneficial and vital in the recovery of a society addicted to multi-tasking, stress and busyness. Not every day is meant to be an exhausting, stressful and taxing day until we collapse. Restorative Yoga is invigorating, breaks up inertia, attends to health and recovery and encourages an inner processing of the mind and emotions.

Learn the benefits of Restorative Yoga as to invite much broader demographics in the community to feel yoga as a form of medicine and therapy for healing their body. Yoga is meant for all body types, all capabilities, all ages and all levels.

The practices we will learn are meant for leading a public class or creating a safe prescriptive sequence at home or in private more physical therapy settings according to your pathology.

Restorative Yoga is a form of Yoga as Therapy for pathologies, pain management, graceful aging, women’s wellness and injury prevention and recovery.

Safe physical benefits, contraindications of each category of asana, the correct set up and appropriate use and creative modifications of props will be presented and explored.

Swan Michelle has been teaching yoga full time for 21 years. She has a strong vinyasa and alignment based practice, but also feels that Restorative Yoga is a necessary implementation for the deep healing of the body, of which she also practices weekly ands for many years along with teaching it weekly at her studio, Swan River Yoga, in New Orleans. She has studied Restorative Yoga under the lineage of Judith Laster and Yoga Therapy under the lineage of BKS Iyengar and Anusara.

She is a 500 RYT through YA. Any educational trainings through her count for for YA hours. You will receive a certificate at the end of this training and are encouraged to spread the word that stillness is an important part to a holistic healing process!

You will leave feeling educated, more enthused about your own practice, ready to set up students correctly and therapeutically according to what their body needs, understand safety, create intelligent prescriptive sequences and have a language in which to enhance the stillness of others. You will also receive restorative yoga all weekend, stilling your own nervous system as you go deep within all weekend.

Hours: 18

Saturday 12-9

Sunday 9-6

Therapeutic Benefits: The effects of conscious stillness and restorative yoga therapy with evidence based research on the body, nervous system, hormones and brain

Use of Props & Restorative Atmosphere

Therapy Focus: Digestion

Asana Focus: Twists, Squat

1 hour Restorative Yoga Session

Forward Fold Therapeutic, Physical benefits, Contraindications

Therapy Focus: Spinal Health, Hip Health

1 hour Restorative Yoga Session

Back Bend Therapeutic & Physical benefits, Contraindications

Therapy Focus: Women & Reproductive Wellness , Respiratory System

Sequencing Safely and sequencing for therapeutic reasons

Inversion Therapeutic Benefit & Physical benefits, Contraindications

Therapy Focus: Aging With Grace, Arthritis, Knee Health

Practicum: lead one another

Graduation: A YA Certificate of completion will be offered upon completion and the rest of the day off to go to the beach!

Entire Training with certificate: $420


CAPPA Labor Doula Training

with Shoals Doula Group CAPPA at URU Yoga
Saturday, February 8 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ready to become proficient when offering professional labor support? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Labor Doula with CAPPA! This eighteen-hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CLD program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to provide a foundational skill base, knowledge, and perspectives on professional labor support for perinatal professionals, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified labor doulas with CAPPA. For more information, click on the event ticket link below.

theshoalsdoulagroup.com

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BodyBrain Experiential Workshop

with Justin Nutt at URU Yoga
Saturday, February 15 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come learn the science, theory and application of using breathing, ice baths and meditation to enhance your bodybrain. Learn how to use these tools to overcome the obstacles that separate you from the best version of yourself.

This is your time. This is your chance. Come join the tribe and learn, love, and unleash yourself!

Early Bird $45

$55Please call or text questions to Justin 850.607.4725

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Advanced Studies Yoga Intensive

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Thursday, February 20 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Advanced Studies:
Michelle Baker, Kelly Haas, Amanda Day Vance, Haiyan Khan & Laura Johanna

Feb 20-23

Kelly: Embodied Asana, Yoga Therapy, Practices from the Pradipika, Pranayama, Somatic Practices

Michelle: Beach Sadhana, Teachings on Be Here Now from Ram Dass, Dharma on The Subtle Body, Energy Medicine Practices, Shivaratri Kirtan to Shiva

Amanda, Ayurveda Detoxification & Diet, Ayurveda meals

Haiyan & Laura: Meditations & Dharma on Death
Whitney Lee - Making Mala Beads (additional investment required if participating)

Schedule:

--Feb 20 Thursday 4:30pm- 8:30pm

4:30-6 Embodied Asana, Somatic Practices & Pranayama Kelly Haas

6:15-7:45pm Chakra Energy Clearing, Higher Self Meditation, Cutting Cords & Fire Ceremony

8pm-8:30pm Meditation with Haiyan

--Feb 21 Friday 6:30am- 8:30pm

6:30am-8am Morning Mantra, Meditation on beach Michelle

10:30am-Noon Embodied Asana & Pranayama Kelly

12:15-1:30pm Dharma Teachings on Time & Being All In by Ram Dass with MIchelle

1:30-2:30 Ayurveda Lunch & Lecture on Ayurvedic detoxing for each Dosha- Mandy

2:30-3pm Pranayama & The Pradipika Kelly

Go To Beach

3:30-5:30- Sunset On beach: Chakra Clearing with crystal bowls, Meditation

5:30-6:30 Ayurveda picnic by Mandy on beach & Mala Making with Whitney

6:30-7:30pm SHIVARATRI BEACH KIRTAN with Michelle *Chants to Shiva and Shakti ***FUN! Bring an instrument!
7:30-8:30pm Meditation & Dharma on Beach with Haiyan and Laura

--February 22 Saturday 6:30am-6:30pm

6:30am-8am Morning Mantra, Meditation on beach Michelle

10:30am-Noon Embodied Asana & Pranayama Kelly

12:15-1:30pm Teachings on Being Here Now & Time Binding by Ram Dass with MIchelle

1:30-2:30 Ayurveda Lunch & lecture on Ayurveda diet with Mandy

2:30 Go To Beach

3pm-5:30 Beach Chakra Clearing, Meditation and Mantra, Teachings on the 3 bodies: Physical, Astral, Causal, Prana, Tejas, Ojas, Sat-chit-ananda with MIchelle w
5:30-6:30 Meditation and Dharma on Death with Haiyan and Laura

--Feb 23 Sunday 6:30am-4:45pm

6:30am-7:30am Morning Mantra on beach Michelle
7:30-8am Meditation on beach with Haiyan
9:30am-11am Embodied Asana & Pranayama Kelly

11:15-12:30pm Dharma on Death as a Ceremony & Walking Each other Home by Ram Dass with Michelle

12:30-1:30 Ayurveda Lunch & Ayurveda diet lecture with Mandy

1:30-4pm Yoga Therapy Clinic, Somatic Practices with Kelly
4-4:45pm Meditation and Dharma Laura and Haiyan

**Meals with Mandy are separate: $15 each. *Pay Mandy directly
**Mala making tool investment is separate: (costs TBA if you are interested. Pay Whitney directly.

Thursday Whole Day $60
Friday Whole Day $150
Saturday Whole Day $120
Sunday Whole Day $90

Asana Class with Kelly: $25

Energy Chakra Clearing Class with Michelle: $25
Dharma Classes on Ram Dass with Michelle: $25
Meal and Ayurveda Lecture: $20 if not in full program. $15 if doing the entire weekend.
Morning Meditations on Beach: FREE
Meditations & Dharma w Haiyan & Laura: $20

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Embodied Asana with Kelly Haas

with Kelly Haas at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Thursday, February 20 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Kelly's Offerings:

Thursday, February 20th
4:30-6:00 Embodied Asana, Somatic Practices and Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Friday, February 21st
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Saturday, February 22nd
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

Sunday, February 23rd
9:30-11:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

$25 per class

Kelly’s Offering: Embodied Asana Practice
To support our dharma studies, embodied asana provides us the opportunity for deep listening and deep connection to our physical bodies through yoga asana. Through the annamaya kosha (physical sheath), we can address and understand held patterns in the body that create tightness or imbalance. We can create new imprints in our body mind. We begin to transform the fabric of our bodies as another means of inner- revolution.

About Kelly:
Kelly Haas, Certified – Internationally Associated Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Certified Osteoporosis Yoga Teacher, & Thai Massage Therapist, excels at creating adaptive yoga practices and individualized programs for healing, injury recovery, and well being.
She is known for her skilled eyes and hands to assess postural imbalances and her clear, articulate communication when connecting with students.
Her nearly two decades practice and teaching experience includes yoga modalities of alignment, asana, therapeutics, philosophy, and meditation.


Energy Chakra Clearing with Michelle Backer

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Thursday, February 20 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Chakra Energy Clearing, Higher Self Meditation, Cutting Cords & Fire Ceremony
$25 Drop in

Check out the Whole Advanced Studies Event. You can drop in to some of the practices, drop in for a full day or attend the whole 4 day event.

About Michelle:
My journey as a Yogini and Holistic Practitioner started in 1996 at the Sivananda Ashram in Upstate New York. Next door to us in the woods, I stayed next door to this Ashram.This was the beginning of me feeling at and coming home.

I was certified in Sivananda’s method in 1998 and did work-study for 4 summers, including the Bahama’s, where I got stuck due to the date, Sept 11, 2001.
MIchlelle continued onto get trained in Energy Medicine and Reiki in 2002, certified in the Jivamukti Method is 2003 with Sharon Gannon and David Life, and have been blessed to sit closely with numerous teachers and trainings, including Rahanath Swami in India, Jai Uttal, Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Ashtanga, Judith Lasater’s Restorative Yoga, Dr Mark Halpern’s Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Training. Michelle has visited India 9 times to study yoga, music, Ayurveda and Sanskrit.
Living in New Orleans, MIchelle lost my home in Hurricane Katrina ,and decided to raise money through our kirtan group, Bhakti Caravan , to open a studio, Swan River Yoga (in 3 locations) and the first Vegan Cafe in our city, Good Karma Cafe.
Michelle started the very first Yoga Teacher Training in New Orleans and run an entirely donation based studio for those that lost their homes in the Lower 9th ward. Michelle also created the first Restorative Yoga Training and Restorative classes as Therapy in her city, the first Sound Baths with numerous instruments from Bali and was the first to inspire Ayurvedic practices as yoga therapy.
Michelle visits Sivananda every year for a Training. She is now celebrating 20 years of teaching yoga, singing in her band and offering Sound Baths, Reiki and Yoga Trainings around the world, many Training Manuals, DVD’s, CD’s and personal practices later. She is honored to continue to spread the teachings she has been blessed to receive.
while pursuing a Masters degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University, her studies bring together alignment, movement, and music to support the body’s ability to heal itself. Her studies in Trauma- Sensitive Yoga with Hala Khouri and Dr. Miles Neale have helped create a fresh way to connect the dots between the ancient teachings and current scientific research about the nervous system. She is ever grateful to the community at Swan River Yoga and beyond who allow her to give back some of what she has received - and to all the great teachers who continue to shine light for all who seek it.


Embodied Asana with Kelly Haas

with Kelly Haas at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Friday, February 21 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kelly's Offerings:

Thursday, February 20th
4:30-6:00 Embodied Asana, Somatic Practices and Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Friday, February 21st
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Saturday, February 22nd
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

Sunday, February 23rd
9:30-11:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

$25 per class

Kelly’s Offering: Embodied Asana Practice
To support our dharma studies, embodied asana provides us the opportunity for deep listening and deep connection to our physical bodies through yoga asana. Through the annamaya kosha (physical sheath), we can address and understand held patterns in the body that create tightness or imbalance. We can create new imprints in our body mind. We begin to transform the fabric of our bodies as another means of inner- revolution.

About Kelly:
Kelly Haas, Certified – Internationally Associated Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Certified Osteoporosis Yoga Teacher, & Thai Massage Therapist, excels at creating adaptive yoga practices and individualized programs for healing, injury recovery, and well being.
She is known for her skilled eyes and hands to assess postural imbalances and her clear, articulate communication when connecting with students.
Her nearly two decades practice and teaching experience includes yoga modalities of alignment, asana, therapeutics, philosophy, and meditation.


Dharma Teachings on Time & Being All In by Ram Dass with Michelle Baker

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Friday, February 21 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Dharma Teachings on Time & Being All In by Ram Dass with MIchelle

$25 Drop in

Check out the Whole Advanced Studies Event. You can drop in to some of the practices, drop in for a full day or attend the whole 4 day event.

About Michelle:
My journey as a Yogini and Holistic Practitioner started in 1996 at the Sivananda Ashram in Upstate New York. Next door to us in the woods, I stayed next door to this Ashram.This was the beginning of me feeling at and coming home.

I was certified in Sivananda’s method in 1998 and did work-study for 4 summers, including the Bahama’s, where I got stuck due to the date, Sept 11, 2001.
MIchlelle continued onto get trained in Energy Medicine and Reiki in 2002, certified in the Jivamukti Method is 2003 with Sharon Gannon and David Life, and have been blessed to sit closely with numerous teachers and trainings, including Rahanath Swami in India, Jai Uttal, Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Ashtanga, Judith Lasater’s Restorative Yoga, Dr Mark Halpern’s Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Training. Michelle has visited India 9 times to study yoga, music, Ayurveda and Sanskrit.
Living in New Orleans, MIchelle lost my home in Hurricane Katrina ,and decided to raise money through our kirtan group, Bhakti Caravan , to open a studio, Swan River Yoga (in 3 locations) and the first Vegan Cafe in our city, Good Karma Cafe.
Michelle started the very first Yoga Teacher Training in New Orleans and run an entirely donation based studio for those that lost their homes in the Lower 9th ward. Michelle also created the first Restorative Yoga Training and Restorative classes as Therapy in her city, the first Sound Baths with numerous instruments from Bali and was the first to inspire Ayurvedic practices as yoga therapy.
Michelle visits Sivananda every year for a Training. She is now celebrating 20 years of teaching yoga, singing in her band and offering Sound Baths, Reiki and Yoga Trainings around the world, many Training Manuals, DVD’s, CD’s and personal practices later. She is honored to continue to spread the teachings she has been blessed to receive.
while pursuing a Masters degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University, her studies bring together alignment, movement, and music to support the body’s ability to heal itself. Her studies in Trauma- Sensitive Yoga with Hala Khouri and Dr. Miles Neale have helped create a fresh way to connect the dots between the ancient teachings and current scientific research about the nervous system. She is ever grateful to the community at Swan River Yoga and beyond who allow her to give back some of what she has received - and to all the great teachers who continue to shine light for all who seek it.

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Embodied Asana with Kelly Haas

with Kelly Haas at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Saturday, February 22 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kelly's Offerings:

Thursday, February 20th
4:30-6:00 Embodied Asana, Somatic Practices and Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Friday, February 21st
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Saturday, February 22nd
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

Sunday, February 23rd
9:30-11:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

$25 per class

Kelly’s Offering: Embodied Asana Practice
To support our dharma studies, embodied asana provides us the opportunity for deep listening and deep connection to our physical bodies through yoga asana. Through the annamaya kosha (physical sheath), we can address and understand held patterns in the body that create tightness or imbalance. We can create new imprints in our body mind. We begin to transform the fabric of our bodies as another means of inner- revolution.

About Kelly:
Kelly Haas, Certified – Internationally Associated Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Certified Osteoporosis Yoga Teacher, & Thai Massage Therapist, excels at creating adaptive yoga practices and individualized programs for healing, injury recovery, and well being.
She is known for her skilled eyes and hands to assess postural imbalances and her clear, articulate communication when connecting with students.
Her nearly two decades practice and teaching experience includes yoga modalities of alignment, asana, therapeutics, philosophy, and meditation.


Usui Reiki Level II with Tonya Morris

with Tonya Morris at URU Yoga
Saturday, February 22 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Usui Reiki Level II

"We are the Bridge, the Channel and the Vessel for Healing." - Tonya Morris

Reiki Level II teaches you the foundations for sharing Reiki with others.

In this class, you will be attuned to and learn how to use the 3 symbols for healing, the different methods of transferring Reiki energy and the importance of energetic hygiene when working with others. Completion of Level 1 required.

Join us at URU Yoga and Beyond at Airport on Saturday, February 22nd, from 12-4 pm. Your investment of 150.00 will include your attunement and manual. If you wish to receive your certificate of completion the day of class, please reserve your space at https://www.uruyoga.com under Workshops/Events and send an email to Tonya via Blusunsoul@gmail.com.

Tonya Morris is an Usui Reiki Master Teacher who teaches and attunes to all levels of Usui Reiki. With over 10+ years of Family Case Management and Classroom/One on One Training and 3 years of Reiki healing and training experience, Tonya brings a wealth of information to assist you in integrating healing into your life.

"There are a number of Reiki practitioners out there, but on a rare occasion you discover someone truly special. Tonya brings light to life, transforming negative or stuck energy into flow and function, bringing well being to mind, body and spirit. She is vibrant, kind, generous and embodies the spirit of the practice. The energy that flows through her is a gift to us all."
-J Perry

"I love that you share your story. That is so important and makes the process more real. The class just seemed to flow naturally. You allowed us all to interact and share and that is so much better than lecturing. I cannot thank you enough for meeting us all where we are. My words are not really conveying what I feel. You are truly a blessing and I am so excited to see where this journey takes me!"
- S Rodgerson

 


Teachings on Being Here Now & Time Binding by Ram Dass

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Saturday, February 22 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Teachings on Being Here Now & Time Binding by Ram Dass with MIchelle Baker

$25 Drop in

Check out the Whole Advanced Studies Event. You can drop in to some of the practices, drop in for a full day or attend the whole 4 day event.

About Michelle:
My journey as a Yogini and Holistic Practitioner started in 1996 at the Sivananda Ashram in Upstate New York. Next door to us in the woods, I stayed next door to this Ashram.This was the beginning of me feeling at and coming home.

I was certified in Sivananda’s method in 1998 and did work-study for 4 summers, including the Bahama’s, where I got stuck due to the date, Sept 11, 2001.
MIchlelle continued onto get trained in Energy Medicine and Reiki in 2002, certified in the Jivamukti Method is 2003 with Sharon Gannon and David Life, and have been blessed to sit closely with numerous teachers and trainings, including Rahanath Swami in India, Jai Uttal, Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Ashtanga, Judith Lasater’s Restorative Yoga, Dr Mark Halpern’s Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Training. Michelle has visited India 9 times to study yoga, music, Ayurveda and Sanskrit.
Living in New Orleans, MIchelle lost my home in Hurricane Katrina ,and decided to raise money through our kirtan group, Bhakti Caravan , to open a studio, Swan River Yoga (in 3 locations) and the first Vegan Cafe in our city, Good Karma Cafe.
Michelle started the very first Yoga Teacher Training in New Orleans and run an entirely donation based studio for those that lost their homes in the Lower 9th ward. Michelle also created the first Restorative Yoga Training and Restorative classes as Therapy in her city, the first Sound Baths with numerous instruments from Bali and was the first to inspire Ayurvedic practices as yoga therapy.
Michelle visits Sivananda every year for a Training. She is now celebrating 20 years of teaching yoga, singing in her band and offering Sound Baths, Reiki and Yoga Trainings around the world, many Training Manuals, DVD’s, CD’s and personal practices later. She is honored to continue to spread the teachings she has been blessed to receive.
while pursuing a Masters degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University, her studies bring together alignment, movement, and music to support the body’s ability to heal itself. Her studies in Trauma- Sensitive Yoga with Hala Khouri and Dr. Miles Neale have helped create a fresh way to connect the dots between the ancient teachings and current scientific research about the nervous system. She is ever grateful to the community at Swan River Yoga and beyond who allow her to give back some of what she has received - and to all the great teachers who continue to shine light for all who seek it.

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Embodied Asana with Kelly Haas

with Kelly Haas at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Sunday, February 23 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Kelly's Offerings:

Thursday, February 20th
4:30-6:00 Embodied Asana, Somatic Practices and Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Friday, February 21st
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama with Kelly Haas

Saturday, February 22nd
10:30-12:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

Sunday, February 23rd
9:30-11:00 Embodied Asana & Pranayama w/ Kelly Haas

$25 per class

Kelly’s Offering: Embodied Asana Practice
To support our dharma studies, embodied asana provides us the opportunity for deep listening and deep connection to our physical bodies through yoga asana. Through the annamaya kosha (physical sheath), we can address and understand held patterns in the body that create tightness or imbalance. We can create new imprints in our body mind. We begin to transform the fabric of our bodies as another means of inner- revolution.

About Kelly:
Kelly Haas, Certified – Internationally Associated Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Certified Osteoporosis Yoga Teacher, & Thai Massage Therapist, excels at creating adaptive yoga practices and individualized programs for healing, injury recovery, and well being.
She is known for her skilled eyes and hands to assess postural imbalances and her clear, articulate communication when connecting with students.
Her nearly two decades practice and teaching experience includes yoga modalities of alignment, asana, therapeutics, philosophy, and meditation.


Dharma on Death as a Ceremony & Walking Each other Home

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Sunday, February 23 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

11:15-12:30pm Dharma on Death as a Ceremony & Walking Each other Home by Ram Dass with Michelle Baker

$25 Drop in

Check out the Whole Advanced Studies Event. You can drop in to some of the practices, drop in for a full day or attend the whole 4 day event.

About Michelle:
My journey as a Yogini and Holistic Practitioner started in 1996 at the Sivananda Ashram in Upstate New York. Next door to us in the woods, I stayed next door to this Ashram.This was the beginning of me feeling at and coming home.

I was certified in Sivananda’s method in 1998 and did work-study for 4 summers, including the Bahama’s, where I got stuck due to the date, Sept 11, 2001.
MIchlelle continued onto get trained in Energy Medicine and Reiki in 2002, certified in the Jivamukti Method is 2003 with Sharon Gannon and David Life, and have been blessed to sit closely with numerous teachers and trainings, including Rahanath Swami in India, Jai Uttal, Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Ashtanga, Judith Lasater’s Restorative Yoga, Dr Mark Halpern’s Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Training. Michelle has visited India 9 times to study yoga, music, Ayurveda and Sanskrit.
Living in New Orleans, MIchelle lost my home in Hurricane Katrina ,and decided to raise money through our kirtan group, Bhakti Caravan , to open a studio, Swan River Yoga (in 3 locations) and the first Vegan Cafe in our city, Good Karma Cafe.
Michelle started the very first Yoga Teacher Training in New Orleans and run an entirely donation based studio for those that lost their homes in the Lower 9th ward. Michelle also created the first Restorative Yoga Training and Restorative classes as Therapy in her city, the first Sound Baths with numerous instruments from Bali and was the first to inspire Ayurvedic practices as yoga therapy.
Michelle visits Sivananda every year for a Training. She is now celebrating 20 years of teaching yoga, singing in her band and offering Sound Baths, Reiki and Yoga Trainings around the world, many Training Manuals, DVD’s, CD’s and personal practices later. She is honored to continue to spread the teachings she has been blessed to receive.
while pursuing a Masters degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University, her studies bring together alignment, movement, and music to support the body’s ability to heal itself. Her studies in Trauma- Sensitive Yoga with Hala Khouri and Dr. Miles Neale have helped create a fresh way to connect the dots between the ancient teachings and current scientific research about the nervous system. She is ever grateful to the community at Swan River Yoga and beyond who allow her to give back some of what she has received - and to all the great teachers who continue to shine light for all who seek it.

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Pure Beginner Series with Swan Michelle

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Thursday, March 19 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Pure Beginners Series with Swan Michelle
March 19, 26, April 2, 9
Thursdays

A New Years launch for new students and a new beginning!

Always wanted to try yoga, and not sure where to begin? Not quite ready to jump into a public class? Looking for a breakdown of the fundamentals of yoga? Take a deep breath. This 4 class committed series is for you!

In this 4- week series, created exclusively for beginners, we will cover: -the names and mechanics of key yoga postures -creating a solid foundation -alignment techniques to keep you practicing safely – breathing exercises to support your practice from the inside out – how to use props for support and modifications. Start your practice safely in a welcoming environment, with specific emphasis on your personal alignment needs and time to ask questions.

Investment and commitment: $88 or $25 per drop in

NOTE: 5 must pre-register for this series to take place, and so register now!

Dates: January 2, 9, 16 and 23.

4 consecutive and committed classes, this is a launch to encourage setting your new year off with a regular , well informed and skillful practice tailored to you, your needs and your level of experience and readiness.

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Usui Master Reiki Training with Tonya Morris

with Tonya Morris at URU Yoga
Saturday, March 21 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Usui Reiki Master Class
“Master your own Life Journey in order to assist others”

-Tonya Morris

This class encompasses a broader understanding of yourself as an Usui Reiki Practitioner and the ways that you can use Reiki to benefit yourself and others.
In this class we will:
• Review the symbols learned in Reiki I and II

• Learn about and be attuned to the Usui Reiki Master Symbol

• Gain a greater understanding of how to use the Reiki Symbols
Discuss

• Discuss connections, ethics and boundaries in energy work

Join us at URU Yoga and Beyond at Airport on Saturday, March 21st, from 12-4 pm. Your investment of 200.00 will include your attunement and manual. If you wish to receive your certificate of completion the day of class, please reserve your space at https://www.uruyoga.com under Workshops/Events and send an email to Tonya via

Blusunsoul@gmail.com.
*Completion of Reiki II is required in order to take this course. If you are not a student of Tonya, please be prepared to provide proof of completion of prior education.
*Students will be tested on their knowledge of Levels I and II

Tonya Morris is an Usui Reiki Master Teacher who teaches and attunes to all levels of Usui Reiki. With over 10+ years of Family Case Management and Classroom/One on One Training and 3 years of Reiki healing and training experience, Tonya brings a wealth of information to assist you in integrating healing into your life.

“The energy that Tonya Morris has to offer this world is very healing and necessary in today’s society. I received both Reiki healing and my Reiki Master attunement from her, upon seeking her out after interacting with her online. She effortlessly masters the art of being present with her intuitive gifts, grounding them for practical use and application. Her energy is very earthy, protective, and empowering.”
-P Lamour


"I love that you share your story. That is so important and makes the process more real. The class just seemed to flow naturally. You allowed us all to interact and share and that is so much better than lecturing. I cannot thank you enough for meeting us all where we are. My words are not really conveying what I feel. You are truly a blessing and I am so excited to see where this journey takes me!"
- S Rodgerson

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Pure Beginner Series with Swan Michelle

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Thursday, March 26 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Pure Beginners Series with Swan Michelle
March 19, 26, April 2, 9
Thursdays

A New Years launch for new students and a new beginning!

Always wanted to try yoga, and not sure where to begin? Not quite ready to jump into a public class? Looking for a breakdown of the fundamentals of yoga? Take a deep breath. This 4 class committed series is for you!

In this 4- week series, created exclusively for beginners, we will cover: -the names and mechanics of key yoga postures -creating a solid foundation -alignment techniques to keep you practicing safely – breathing exercises to support your practice from the inside out – how to use props for support and modifications. Start your practice safely in a welcoming environment, with specific emphasis on your personal alignment needs and time to ask questions.

Investment and commitment: $88 or $25 per drop in

NOTE: 5 must pre-register for this series to take place, and so register now!

Dates: January 2, 9, 16 and 23.

4 consecutive and committed classes, this is a launch to encourage setting your new year off with a regular , well informed and skillful practice tailored to you, your needs and your level of experience and readiness.

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Pure Beginner Series with Swan Michelle

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Thursday, April 2 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Pure Beginners Series with Swan Michelle
March 19, 26, April 2, 9
Thursdays

A New Years launch for new students and a new beginning!

Always wanted to try yoga, and not sure where to begin? Not quite ready to jump into a public class? Looking for a breakdown of the fundamentals of yoga? Take a deep breath. This 4 class committed series is for you!

In this 4- week series, created exclusively for beginners, we will cover: -the names and mechanics of key yoga postures -creating a solid foundation -alignment techniques to keep you practicing safely – breathing exercises to support your practice from the inside out – how to use props for support and modifications. Start your practice safely in a welcoming environment, with specific emphasis on your personal alignment needs and time to ask questions.

Investment and commitment: $88 or $25 per drop in

NOTE: 5 must pre-register for this series to take place, and so register now!

Dates: January 2, 9, 16 and 23.

4 consecutive and committed classes, this is a launch to encourage setting your new year off with a regular , well informed and skillful practice tailored to you, your needs and your level of experience and readiness.

Sign-Up


Pure Beginner Series with Swan Michelle

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Thursday, April 9 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Pure Beginners Series with Swan Michelle
March 19, 26, April 2, 9
Thursdays

A New Years launch for new students and a new beginning!

Always wanted to try yoga, and not sure where to begin? Not quite ready to jump into a public class? Looking for a breakdown of the fundamentals of yoga? Take a deep breath. This 4 class committed series is for you!

In this 4- week series, created exclusively for beginners, we will cover: -the names and mechanics of key yoga postures -creating a solid foundation -alignment techniques to keep you practicing safely – breathing exercises to support your practice from the inside out – how to use props for support and modifications. Start your practice safely in a welcoming environment, with specific emphasis on your personal alignment needs and time to ask questions.

Investment and commitment: $88 or $25 per drop in

NOTE: 5 must pre-register for this series to take place, and so register now!

Dates: January 2, 9, 16 and 23.

4 consecutive and committed classes, this is a launch to encourage setting your new year off with a regular , well informed and skillful practice tailored to you, your needs and your level of experience and readiness.

Sign-Up


Non-Teacher Yoga Training

with David Bryan at URU Yoga
Sunday, April 26 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Have you ever wondered about the history behind the practice of yoga, about the mythology and philosophy that informs what you practice? David Bryan will be offering this look into the history, philosophy, and mythology of yoga as we seek to understand how we have come to the practice of yoga as it exists today. We will look at a different period each month, you can attend individually, but coming to all three is encouraged. We will be looking at the pre-vedic to pre-classical yoga period, at the period covering classical yoga through tantra and hatha, and at the modern period of yoga from the 1800's onward as well as discussing the future of yoga. It will cost $60 for individual months or $150 if you commit to all three months. Questions can be directed to David Bryan at 7hondo5@gmail.com or through his facebook page.

April 26, 1-6pm
May 17, 1-6pm
June 14, 1-6pm

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Non-Teacher Yoga Training

with David Bryan at URU Yoga
Sunday, May 17 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Have you ever wondered about the history behind the practice of yoga, about the mythology and philosophy that informs what you practice? David Bryan will be offering this look into the history, philosophy, and mythology of yoga as we seek to understand how we have come to the practice of yoga as it exists today. We will look at a different period each month, you can attend individually, but coming to all three is encouraged. We will be looking at the pre-vedic to pre-classical yoga period, at the period covering classical yoga through tantra and hatha, and at the modern period of yoga from the 1800's onward as well as discussing the future of yoga. It will cost $60 for individual months or $150 if you commit to all three months. Questions can be directed to David Bryan at 7hondo5@gmail.com or through his facebook page.

April 26, 1-6pm
May 17, 1-6pm
June 14, 1-6pm

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