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Events

MAHA YOGA MONTH CHALLENGE
Oct
2
to Oct 30

MAHA YOGA MONTH CHALLENGE

Challenge yourself to practice every day for a month and watch your practice take a quantum leap to the next level! Mondays through Saturdays during the month of April. Get ready!

$175
early bird rate: $150 through March 20 (only $6.25 per class)

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The Art of Assists
Oct
10
to Oct 11

The Art of Assists

Sun Oct 15, 2017 From: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This module in our 200-hour introductory yoga teacher training is also open to all teachers and yoga enthusiasts! We will explore the principles of verbal and manual assists and adjustments with an emphasis on experiential practice.

A great physical adjustment is a honed skill and refined art. If we practice offering them with solid alignment understanding and a wide knowledge of the various different body types and their specific needs, then our physical adjustments can be most effective and heart-opening. We’ll learn adjustments for asanas in the various classes of poses, key alignment techniques for the different classes, how to differentiate acute pain from the development of musculoskeletal strength and stability, and when to apply more refined alignment and adjustment, versus when to avoid the pose.

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CAROLINA YOGA 500 HR TT - SUMMER INTENSIVE
Jun
19
to Jul 16

CAROLINA YOGA 500 HR TT - SUMMER INTENSIVE

Carolina Yoga is the yoga school comprised of Carrboro Yoga, Durham Yoga, and Hillsborough Yoga in central North Carolina. Our advanced studies 500-hour yoga teacher training is for teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training, either with us or elsewhere. In the program, you’ll deepen your understanding of yoga pedagogy, philosophy, and professionalism and sharpen your skills so that you can better serve your students and your community. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to register for the Yoga Alliance 500 RYT designation.

Our 500-hour yoga teacher training program contains both required modules and electives. You’ll finish with a thorough grounding in alignment, anatomy, and yoga’s transformative tools, while having freedom to explore in depth the special topics that most interest you. The required and elective modules are all offered numerous times over the five-year period of your enrollment, so you can choose to complete them at your convenience. They do not need to be done in the order listed; choose the schedule that works for you.

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DECODING SANSKRIT
Jun
2
to Jun 4

DECODING SANSKRIT

In this weekend, we'll crack open the codes to Sanskrit. In this weekend, we'll learn about the evolution of the language, the full Sanskrit alphabet, the names of the most common poses, and we'll even start translating some of the most vital Sanskrit ideas for ourselves.

This course fulfills an elective requirement for the Carolina Yoga 500-Hour Teacher Training. It is also open to everyone!

$300; $250 before May 1

Schedule
Friday, May 19: 6–9 p.m.
Saturday, May 20: 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday's class begins with a 75 minute Vinyasa practice.

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THE ENERGETIC BODY
Apr
28
to Apr 30

THE ENERGETIC BODY

Why is it that work in the body can so dramatically impact our mental state? Why does work in the mind create physical experiences? This question is so big and so obviously a conundrum that we often miss it altogether. But in fact, this is the magic of yoga: that our work in our bodies so radically affects our state of heart, literally who we are in the world.

In this subtle body anatomy weekend, we'll explore the human body from the inside out and we'll learn how to connect to our subtle body and use that deep and sensitive awareness to make our asana practice more potent and meaningful to our lives.

This course fulfills an elective requirement for the Carolina Yoga 500-Hour Teacher Training. It is also open to everyone!

$300; $250 before April 1

Schedule
Friday, April 28: 6–9 p.m.
Saturday, April 29: 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday's class begins with a 75 minute Vinyasa practice.

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Therapeutic Essentials for Public and Private Yoga
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Therapeutic Essentials for Public and Private Yoga

THE ROLE OF RESTORATIVE WORK, MEDITATION AND PRANAYAMA

Staying Safe & Restoring Balance

Prerequisites: 200-hour yoga instructor certification or permission of instructor

This weekend’s focus is all about resetting the parasympathetic nervous system. This aspect of our autonomic nervous system is activated when we are in a relaxed state. Unfortunately, we humans have a hard time staying in a restful state of mind and body unless we’re going to sleep. That means that we are almost always in a somewhat activated state, emitting and expending our vital energy unnecessarily. Furthermore, as our culture becomes more technology-saturated, our sympathetic nervous system is working extra hard to keep up with seemingly urgent pings and rings, in time making us sick with overstimulation and stress. We’ll explore how to teach restorative poses, meditation and pranayama practices skillfully to counteract these external pressures and pack our yoga classes with greater healing punch.

$375 for all three weekends; $300 before 2/1
$140/weekend; $120 before two weeks ahead

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MAHA YOGA MONTH CHALLENGE
Apr
3
to Apr 29

MAHA YOGA MONTH CHALLENGE

Challenge yourself to practice every day for a month and watch your practice take a quantum leap to the next level! Mondays through Saturdays during the month of April. Get ready!

$175
early bird rate: $150 through March 20 (only $6.25 per class)

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Therapeutic Essentials for Public and Private Yoga
Mar
25
to Mar 26

Therapeutic Essentials for Public and Private Yoga

THE UPPER BODY

Staying Safe & Restoring Balance

Prerequisites: 200-hour yoga instructor certification or permission of instructor

In this weekend, we’ll focus on the shoulders up. Discomfort in the elbows, wrists, and neck tends to come from common misalignments like a dropping rib cage, slumped shoulders, forward head, and the loss of the naturally occuring kyphotic curve in the upper back, as well as a flattened lumbar spine. We’ll work to counteract these tendencies by learning how to skillfully teach refined alignment and strength actions in these body parts within the asana.

$375 for all three weekends; $300 before 2/1
$140/weekend; $120 before two weeks ahead

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LANGUAGE REFINEMENT
Mar
18
to Mar 19

LANGUAGE REFINEMENT

This module is a part of our 500-hour yoga teacher training core curriculum. It is also open to all teachers! Active commands. Passive instruction. Action words. Feeling words. How does a yoga teacher make his or her speech both powerful and tender?

Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Therapeutic Essentials For Public and Private Yoga
Feb
25
to Feb 26

Therapeutic Essentials For Public and Private Yoga

THE LOWER BODY

Staying Safe & Restoring Balance

Prerequisites: 200-hour yoga instructor certification or permission of instructor

In this weekend, we’ll focus on the hips down. Discomfort in the lower back and legs tends to come from common misalignments like externally rotated feet and legs, hyperextended knees, and a loss of the naturally occuring lordotic curve in the lower back. We’ll work to counteract these tendencies by learning how to skillfully teach refined alignment and strength actions in these body parts within the asana.

$375 for all three weekends; $300 before 2/1
$140/weekend; $120 before two weeks ahead

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THE ART OF ASSISTS PART 2
Feb
18
to Feb 19

THE ART OF ASSISTS PART 2

Sat, Sun Date: Feb 18, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017 From: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

This module in our 500-hour yoga teacher training core curriculum is also open to all teachers! We will explore the principles of assists and adjustments in two separate weekends. This is the second part of this exploration.

Part 2 will cover assists for hip openers, twists, forward folds, inversions, and restorative poses.

Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Saturday's class begins with a 1.5 hr vinyasa practice.

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The Art of Assists Part 1
Jan
21
to Jan 22

The Art of Assists Part 1

Sat, Sun Date: Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 22, 2017 From: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

This module in our 500-hour yoga teacher training core curriculum is also open to all teachers! We will explore the principles of verbal and manual assists and adjustments in two separate weekends. This is the first part of our exploration.

Have you ever received a physical adjustment so perfect, it felt like it shifted your being in lasting obvious and subtle ways? Have you ever received an assist that left you feeling maladjusted?

A great physical adjustment is a honed skill and refined art. If we practice offering them with solid alignment understanding and a wide knowledge of the various different body types and their specific needs, then our physical adjustments can be most effective and heart-opening. We’ll learn adjustments for asanas in the various classes of poses, key alignment techniques for the different classes, how to differentiate acute pain from the development of musculoskeletal strength and stability, and when to apply more refined alignment and adjustment, versus when to avoid the pose.

Part 1 will cover universal assisting principles; body types and needs; how to use your hands optimally; verbal vs. physical adjustments; types of adjustments; and hands-on assists for standing poses, backbends, and arm balances.

Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Saturday's class begins with a 1.5 hr vinyasa practice.

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Exhale, 2016. Inhale, 2017.
Jan
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Exhale, 2016. Inhale, 2017.

Sun Date: Jan 01, 2017 From: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Start fresh and rock out! Our January Advanced Led Practice is transforming into a divine invocation of all things sacred and new. Two hours of intermediate-to-advanced asana with live music from Jarret Levine, followed by a guided meditation to invite inspiration and clarity into your new year. Be prepared to work hard, have your soul soothed, and leave feeling wildly uplifted and deeply grounded at the same time! Welcome, 2017! We’re glad you’re here.

$30

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SATSANG: YOGA PHILOSOPHY GROUP
Dec
11
12:30pm12:30pm

SATSANG: YOGA PHILOSOPHY GROUP

Satsang: Yoga Philosophy Group

Sun Date: Dec 11, 2016 From: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

An exploration of the rest of yoga

The Sanskrit word satsang (सत्सङ्ग) means "being in the company of fellow spiritual seekers." We will gather monthly to explore what the esoteric side of our yoga practice has to offer. Come learn about the philosophical worldview from which our yoga practice was born. We’ll take a deep and very relevant look at what the scriptures (starting with the foundational text, Yoga Sutra by Master Patanjali) have to say about getting happy in this world. We’ll figure out if these ancient scriptures have anything applicable to offer our modern culture, and what practices we can adopt in our daily lives to cultivate the rich and soulful gratification we seek.

Materials will be provided ahead of time upon registration. You will need to print your own docs. You are also encouraged to acquire a few different translations and commentaries, as part of our exploration will involve comparing and contrasting the text from different Eastern perspectives. Rule #1 in our studies: Learn to discern! Discernment is a very important skill for us budding philosophers.
Our gatherings will include:

  • A short asana practice
  • Guided meditation
  • Yogic philosophy lecture and discussion
  • A taste of kirtan
  • And, of course, dark chocolate

Please sign up ahead of time and we'll offer to add you to our group Listserv to stay in touch between sessions. Bring a notebook, a pen, and an open heart. Yoga nerds UNITE!

$25/session

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