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Women's Circle
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Women's Circle

An evening of yoga asana, ayurveda , discussion and self-reflection for women.

Join us for an exploration of the body and mind.

An event intended just for women to cultivate connection, grounding and empowerment.

This event includes:

Yoga asana - to balance the body

Meditation - to balance the mind

Om chanting - including how and why

Introduction to Ayurveda - learn how to balance your well-being

Journaling & Reflection

A take-home Ayurvedic reference guide

Price: $15

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient, holistic, whole-body approach to health and healing.

With concepts based on our relationship to the natural world we are able to understand our unique nature and self. This approach unlocks the vitality and true potential in all beings.


About the teachers

Cecilia Ryan

Cecilia's yoga journey began in the year 2000 in Hamburg, Germany, where she was a fitness and aerobic instructor. Her love for people and the desire to learn and share the ancient wisdom of yoga and its healing qualities, made the transition to teaching yoga feel natural. She completed her first teacher training in 2004 and began teaching in Germany and Portugal before moving to Hawaii. She has completed 200hr RYT and 500hr RYT under Mary Bastien and Jennifer Reuter, 500hr Ayurveda healing course and massage therapy school. Cecilia also embraces a daily meditation practice taught to her by Dr.Paul Muller-Ortega.

Ivie Bryant

Ivie was introduced to yoga in 2007 when she moved to Oahu. Through focused breath work, dynamatic movement, and long held poses, her physical, emotional, mental and energetic layers began to open and she discovered the incredible healing potential the practice had to offer. Yoga has been instrumental in helping her recover from a back injury and two cesareans within two years. It has improved her flexibility and helped her heal physically as well as energetically. After receiving a master’s in education in 2010, Ivie saw the benefit of the practice in the classroom. She became YogaEd certified and worked with the Farrington High School cross country team to teach middle school students at Kaimuki. And in 2018 she completed the Aloha Kula Yoga teacher training program.

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Meditation Immersion: The Path of Awakening
Aug
18
to Aug 24

Meditation Immersion: The Path of Awakening

The word “awakening” is often used in a way that it sounds like an extraordinary rarified achievement. The esoteric can be alluring yet baffling and it can cause the average person to feel confused and/or stuck. But as many traditions teach, “awakening” is an “open secret” and itʻs available to everybody.

The problem is that we don’t normally perceive awakening because we are still identified with our thinking, feeling, and bodily sensations.

As Thomas Merton once said, “Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.”

Through the practice of meditation we are able to experience this truth. Meditation teaches us that awakening is a process and that it is not necessarily “exotic ”but in fact is just the simplicity of our being.

Meditation is a practical tool and accessible to all. By learning how to quiet the mind one experiences the true meaning of “awakening,” which is the natural movement towards more well-being, bliss and connection.

This immersion is open to all levels. It will include discussion, mindfulness based asana and various techniques to help quiet the mind.

Topics include:

  • The Myths of Meditation - How to “know” when you are meditating.

  • Mysticism and Meditation - Opening the door from the narrow world of everydayness to our mystical self.

  • Meditation as “Chitta Shuddhi” - the “Purification of Consciousness”

  • Meditation as a Muscle - And how to flex it.

  • Contemplative Neuroscience - What is the brain capable of with meditation training?

  • Focused and Defocused Networks - The circuits for meditation training.

  • Vikalpa saṃskāra - Refinement and purification of ourselves.

  • Yoga Sutras - Suffering and how to overcome obstacles of the mind.

  • Samskaras—Identifying, recognizing and dissolving patterns of the mind.

  • Samskaras—Identifying, recognizing and dissolving patterns of the mind.

  • The Personal Meditation Practice - How to make it your “own.”


Practices that will be covered:

Mindfulness

Antar Mouna (cultivating the witness)

Breath

Mantra

Compassion training

Contemplative meditation and prayer

Journaling

Yoga Nidra

Asana

Cultivating a "home practice"

Schedule:

Sunday, Aug. 18th - 12:30pm-4:30pm

Monday Aug. 19th - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday Aug. 21st - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Friday Aug. 23rd - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday Aug. 24th 9:00am-2:00pm

Price:

$360

Credits:

18 Hours can be used towards 300/500 RYT Certification with Open Space Yoga.

Teacher:

Jennifer Reuter has been leading teacher trainings and advanced yogic studies since 2009. She is an authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation—a deep tantric meditation practice that works to bring about transformation, healing, and benevolence, which she has studied and practiced with Blue Throat Yoga for over a decade. During this time Jennier has logged over 1000 lifetime hours in formal silent meditation retreat settings. She is also a level-2 certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher, teaches weekly yoga nidra classes in Kailua, holds a monthly meditation meet-up group in her Kailua home and hosts a monthly event called Meditation For Peace at Aloha Yoga Kula.

Location:

Open Space Yoga - Diamond Head Studio

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Women's Circle
Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

Women's Circle

Empowerment + Connection + Grounding

What is the condition of your inner garden?

Often times the garden metaphor is used to describe the state of our body and mind. In this meeting, geared specifically for women, we will play with this metaphor as we explore the physical terrain of the body through gentle asana and explore mental terrain through group discussion, meditation and journaling.

Prepare to leave feeling more connected, empowered and centered.

Event details:

  • Gentle asana

  • Discussion

  • Journaling

  • Practical and holistic take-home tools

Price: $15 at the door

Teachers:

About Ivie Cornwell:

Ivie Cornwell was introduced to yoga in 2007 when she moved to Oahu. Through focused breath work, dynamatic movement, and long held poses, her physical, emotional, mental and energetic layers began to open and she discovered the incredible healing potential the practice had to offer. Yoga has been instrumental in helping her recover from a back injury and two cesareans within two years. It has improved her flexibility and helped her heal physically as well as energetically. After receiving a master’s in education in 2010, Ivie saw the benefit of the practice in the classroom. She became YogaEd certified and worked with the Farrington High School cross country team to teach middle school students at Kaimuki. And in 2018 she completed the Aloha Kula Yoga teacher training program. You can practice with Ivie at Aloha Yoga Kula in Kailua and find her collaborating at Yoga Unplugged events.

About Brigitte Snyder:

Brigitte's love of yoga began in 1990 after the blissful experience of her first savasana in a class taught by Brian Kent. Living in Los Angeles at the time, she was introduced to meditation in 1992 through the writings of Paramahansa Yoganada, and studied yoga with one of his devotees daily for over two years. She has done extensive training since then including studying with master teachers Mancuso Manos, Shiva Rea, Eric Shiffmann, Mary Dunn, Ramanan Patel, Rodney Yee and B.K.S. Iyengar. She has also completed two Anusara Immersion programs and is the co-owner of Aloha Yoga Kula in Kailua, Hawaii. Brigitte’s classes are a joyful journey. She mixes the fluidness and creativity of vinyasa with the precision and alignment of Iyengar. As a student you will feel her attention to you as an individual, offering manual adjustments that deepen the understanding of the poses and nurturing guidance that takes you into the infinite energies of the breath and body. Since 2002, Brigitte has shared her in-depth understanding and strong technique based awareness in workshops and teacher’s training programs. She is the director of Aloha Yoga Kula’s Teacher’s Training/Advanced Studies Program.

To learn more about the venue visit: Aloha Yoga Kula (This event will be at the Pali Studio)

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Nutrition For The Brain
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

Nutrition For The Brain

FREE EVENT!

Your mental health plays a huge role when it comes to things like managing stress effectively, maintaining a healthy weight, having loving relationships, being good at your job and being an amazing parent.

If you are not taking care of your head these areas of your life begin to get difficult. Stress can show up in the body in the form of an injury or disease, relationships are strained, your work suffers and you begin to have trouble finding joy in life itself.

This is why it is so important to keep your brain nourished and your monkey mind tamed. How? By increasing awareness, becoming more present and cultivating a variety of healthy habits.

Your brain needs time to rest and process. It also needs tasks to be simple and clear so it doesn’t get overwhelmed. Your brain makes hundreds of decisions every day that affect your quality of life. When you can adopt healthy habits, good decisions become automatic. The more you automate the more your brain is freed up to be create and experience joy.

In this workshop we will explore some of the healthy habits and basic tools you can use to keep your brain healthy and running at its fullest potential.

You will learn:

  • How to tap into your creativity.

  • How to retain what you learn.

  • How to experience more joy in your life.

  • How to create and keep healthy habits.

Some of the tools we will discuss are:

  • Meditation

  • Journaling

  • Yoga/Mindful movement

  • Foods that fuel the brain (includes tasting of local ingredients)

Teachers:

Led by meditation and yoga philosophy expert––Jennifer Reuter and seasoned chef and health coach––Sarah Burchard (a.k.a. The Healthy Locavore), both from the Oahu based wellness brand––Yoga Unplugged.

Jennifer and Sarah specialize in creating events, workshops and retreats designed to teach students sustainable self-care methods that increase health and inner peace.

This workshop is for you if…

  • You wish to improve your mental health.

  • You want to develop practices that will keep your brain healthy as you age.

  • Already have wellness practices in place such as yoga, meditation or an exercise routine.

  • You suffer from mild depression and/or anxiety

  • Have trouble focusing

  • You want to be more creative

  • You want to experience more overall joy in your life

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Stress Management Workshop
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Stress Management Workshop

Pre-registration recommended

Stress is a part of life. We cannot eliminate it, but we can mitigate it.

Are you aware of how stress adversely affects your brain? Or, how it can change the physical structure of your body?

By having a better understanding of your inner technology you can start to see how stress works. By incorporating practices like functional movement, meditation and yoga you can relax the older parts of the brain while sharpening, and utilizing more fully, the newer (more evolved) parts of the brain.

In this workshop we will address both brain and body.

  • Learn how your body moves under stress, what stress does to your posture and how to correct it.

  • Learn how your brain functions under stress, how to become aware of stress and how to manage it.

You will leave this workshop with a greater understanding and compassion for the basic design of your brain and body and how they function. You will also take away simple practices that universally address common stress patterns, so that you can mitigate and reverse their effects on a daily basis.

Learn more about stress at www.stress.org

Price: $50

Event details:

  • Lecture

  • Functional movement

  • Yoga asana

  • Meditation

Located at: Aloha Yoga Kula - Pali Studio

Teachers:

Dr. Michael Luan, D.C. is a Body Communications Coach, Consultant and Speaker. He offers students a unique blend of neurology, identifying body patterns, understanding motivation and an array of innovative solutions. His clients learn simple methods to improve their health, posture, biomechanics, movements and body shape. Dr. Luan is a Doctor of Chiropractic, holds a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from USC. He has studied various forms of martial arts for sixteen years and holds a black belt in Ashihara Karate. His other qualifications include: master sports training, peak performance, body rolling, mind/body modes, rehabilitation, body patterning, yoga and teacher training. He currently teaches Pilates and Gyrotonics instructors on Oahu, is a consultant for Santa Barbara Fitness Ranch program development and collaborates on Yoga Unplugged events.

Jennifer Reuter is an event host, yoga and meditation teacher and the mastermind behind Yoga Unplugged. After practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade, she began to recognize the power of collaboration. Her vision is to create a platform that brings teachers and healers together from all over the world. Hosting events together enables them to offer a wider variety of philosophies, teaching styles and healing modalities than if they were to host alone.Although all Yoga Unplugged events are currently hosted by Jennifer and one of our many collaborators, her dream is for Yoga Unplugged to one day be a brand that does not belong to one person, but to many people spread across the world with the same core purpose.

Jennifer Reuter

Jennifer Reuter

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Women's Group Meeting
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Women's Group Meeting

Empowerment + Connection + Grounding

What is the condition of your inner garden?

Often times the garden metaphor is used to describe the state of our body and mind. In this meeting, geared specifically for women, we will play with this metaphor as we explore the physical terrain of the body through gentle asana and explore mental terrain through group discussion, meditation and journaling.

Prepare to leave feeling more connected, empowered and centered.

Event details:

  • Gentle asana

  • Discussion

  • Journaling

  • Practical and holistic take-home tools

Price: $15 at the door

Teachers:

About Ivie Cornwell:

Ivie Cornwell was introduced to yoga in 2007 when she moved to Oahu. Through focused breath work, dynamatic movement, and long held poses, her physical, emotional, mental and energetic layers began to open and she discovered the incredible healing potential the practice had to offer. Yoga has been instrumental in helping her recover from a back injury and two cesareans within two years. It has improved her flexibility and helped her heal physically as well as energetically. After receiving a master’s in education in 2010, Ivie saw the benefit of the practice in the classroom. She became YogaEd certified and worked with the Farrington High School cross country team to teach middle school students at Kaimuki. And in 2018 she completed the Aloha Kula Yoga teacher training program. You can practice with Ivie at Aloha Yoga Kula in Kailua and find her collaborating at Yoga Unplugged events.

About Jennifer Reuter:

Jennifer discovered yoga in 1998, after receiving her first copy of the Bhagavad Gita, and has been passionately inquiring yogic philosophy ever since. She studies extensively with many different teachers finding great value in exploring every style yoga has to offer. For 10 years she formally studied deep tantric meditation and was initiated as an “acharya” and authorized teacher of Neelakantha Meditation by Blue Throat Yoga. She’s also a level 2 certified Irest yoga nidra teacher. Jennifer has been leading teacher trainings and advanced yogic studies since 2009. You will find her classes, lectures and retreats “interdisciplinary” inviting both ancient and modern day tools. Her teachings are intelligent, pragmatic and always heartfelt. Jennifer is the founder of Yoga Unplugged, a platform that brings teachers and healers together to host events and trainings. She believes that collaborating enables her to offer a wider variety of philosophies, teaching styles and healing modalities to her students and envisions a day when Yoga Unplugged is a brand that doesn’t just belong to one person, but to many people spread across the world with the same core purpose.

To learn more about the venue visit: Aloha Yoga Kula (This event will be at the Pali Studio)

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Yoga Nidra And Sankalpa Sakti
Apr
1
to Apr 14

Yoga Nidra And Sankalpa Sakti

In our daily lives, we rarely experience true rest—the kind of rest that enables our bodies to restore and repair as they are meant to. Approximately 70 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep disorder, which means that even as we sleep, we are not finding the balance our bodies need to achieve homeostasis. As we normalize stress, fatigue, and imbalance, we experience different levels of illness.

Yoga nidra or “yogic sleep,” a sleep-based meditation using breath, relaxation, and visualization, offers healing and true balance. Its effects address physical, mental, and spiritual dis-ease, and it has been used successfully to treat PTSD, addiction, and ADHD. As a yogic practice, it allows us to release deeply embedded and unconscious patterns and become more fully who we are.

This training is open to all students regardless of skill level or practice. You’ll experience firsthand the effect of yoga nidra and learn its foundations as well as how to conducts sessions for individuals and groups.

Schedule:

April 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13 & 14 2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Saturday 9-2 & Sunday 12:30-4:30

Recommended text:
Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Price:

This training module is $600, or $480 for Bronze members of Open Space Yoga.

Credits: All modules are open to all students regardless of experience. This training can be used towards your 300RYT hour Teacher Training Program.

Teachers: Jennifer Reuter, Mary Bastien & Brenda Kwon

Location: Open Space Yoga - Diamond Head Studio

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Stress Series: Part 2 - Your Body On Stress
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Stress Series: Part 2 - Your Body On Stress

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Part 2 of 2

Stress is a part of life. We cannot eliminate it, but we can mitigate it.

Are you aware of how stress adversely affects your brain? Or, how it can change the physical structure of your body?

This series is broken up into two parts: brain and body.

Part two will address the body––how it moves under stress, what it does to your posture and how to correct it.

Click here for information on part 1 of this series.

You will leave with a greater understanding and compassion for the basic design of your brain and body and how they function, and take away simple practices that universally address common stress patterns, so that you can mitigate and reverse their effects on a daily basis.

Price: $45

Event details:

Part 2: Your Body On Stress

  • Lecture

  • Functional movement

  • Yoga asana

  • Meditation

Located at Open Space Yoga - Chinatown studio

Teachers:

Dr. Michael Luan, D.C. is a Body Communications Coach, Consultant and Speaker. He offers students a unique blend of neurology, identifying body patterns, understanding motivation and an array of innovative solutions. His clients learn simple methods to improve their health, posture, biomechanics, movements and body shape. Dr. Luan is a Doctor of Chiropractic, holds a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from USC. He has studied various forms of martial arts for sixteen years and holds a black belt in Ashihara Karate. His other qualifications include: master sports training, peak performance, body rolling, mind/body modes, rehabilitation, body patterning, yoga and teacher training. He currently teaches Pilates and Gyrotonics instructors on Oahu, is a consultant for Santa Barbara Fitness Ranch program development and collaborates on Yoga Unplugged events.

Jennifer Reuter is an event host, yoga and meditation teacher and the mastermind behind Yoga Unplugged. After practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade, she began to recognize the power of collaboration. Her vision is to create a platform that brings teachers and healers together from all over the world. Hosting events together enables them to offer a wider variety of philosophies, teaching styles and healing modalities than if they were to host alone.Although all Yoga Unplugged events are currently hosted by Jennifer and one of our many collaborators, her dream is for Yoga Unplugged to one day be a brand that does not belong to one person, but to many people spread across the world with the same core purpose.

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Dr. Michael Luan

Dr. Michael Luan

Jennifer Reuter

Jennifer Reuter

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Stress Series: Part 1 - Your Brain On Stress
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Stress Series: Part 1 - Your Brain On Stress

PURCHASE TICKETS

Part 1 of 2

Stress is a part of life. We cannot eliminate it, but we can mitigate it.

Are you aware of how stress adversely affects your brain? Or, how it can change the physical structure of your body?

This series is broken up into two parts: brain and body.

Part one will address the brain and how it functions under stress. We will address how to become aware of stress and offer ways to help you manage it.

Click here for information about part 2 of this series.

You will leave with a greater understanding and compassion for the basic design of your brain and body and how they function, and take away simple practices that universally address common stress patterns, so that you can mitigate and reverse their effects on a daily basis.

Price: $45

Event details:

Part 1: Your Brain On Stress

  • Lecture

  • Functional movement

  • Yoga asana

  • Meditation

Located at Open Space Yoga - Diamond Head Studio

Teachers:

Dr. Michael Luan, D.C. is a Body Communications Coach, Consultant and Speaker. He offers students a unique blend of neurology, identifying body patterns, understanding motivation and an array of innovative solutions. His clients learn simple methods to improve their health, posture, biomechanics, movements and body shape. Dr. Luan is a Doctor of Chiropractic, holds a Masters in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from USC. He has studied various forms of martial arts for sixteen years and holds a black belt in Ashihara Karate. His other qualifications include: master sports training, peak performance, body rolling, mind/body modes, rehabilitation, body patterning, yoga and teacher training. He currently teaches Pilates and Gyrotonics instructors on Oahu, is a consultant for Santa Barbara Fitness Ranch program development and collaborates on Yoga Unplugged events.

Jennifer Reuter is an event host, yoga and meditation teacher and the mastermind behind Yoga Unplugged. After practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over a decade, she began to recognize the power of collaboration. Her vision is to create a platform that brings teachers and healers together from all over the world. Hosting events together enables them to offer a wider variety of philosophies, teaching styles and healing modalities than if they were to host alone.Although all Yoga Unplugged events are currently hosted by Jennifer and one of our many collaborators, her dream is for Yoga Unplugged to one day be a brand that does not belong to one person, but to many people spread across the world with the same core purpose.

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Dr. Michael Luan

Dr. Michael Luan

Jennifer Reuter

Jennifer Reuter

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Eight Limbs of Yoga Workshop
Jan
19
4:00 PM16:00

Eight Limbs of Yoga Workshop

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Day 3 of a 3-day Workshop

Ancient teachings for daily living and an awakened life.

  • Explore timeless yoga principles as you reflect on and plant seeds for the New Year.

  • Experience how the Eight Limbs of Yoga are infused into the practice of yoga asana on the mat.

  • Contemplate higher truths that are practical and timeless.

  • This workshop will include transformative yoga philosophy and time to integrate the teachings in a physical yoga practice.

  • All levels welcome

Schedule details:

1 hour - Theory discussion

1 hour - Gentle yoga asana + Meditation

What to bring:

Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat. You may want to bring a pen and notepad for note taking as well.

Price: $25

Teachers: Yoga Unplugged Team Members: Jennifer Reuter & Brigitte Snyder

Jennifer and Brigitte have been sharing the Yoga Sutras with their students for 10 years. They are excited to join forces on this workshop, so that they can collectively share their wisdom.

To learn more about the venue visit: Aloha Yoga Kula - Pali

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Eight Limbs of Yoga Workshop
Jan
18
5:15 PM17:15

Eight Limbs of Yoga Workshop

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Day 2 of a 3-day Workshop

Ancient teachings for daily living and an awakened life.

  • Explore timeless yoga principles as you reflect on and plant seeds for the New Year.

  • Experience how the Eight Limbs of Yoga are infused into the practice of yoga asana on the mat.

  • Contemplate higher truths that are practical and timeless.

  • This workshop will include transformative yoga philosophy and time to integrate the teachings in a physical yoga practice.

  • All levels welcome

Schedule details:

1 hour - Theory discussion

1 hour - Gentle yoga asana + Meditation

What to bring:

Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat. You may want to bring a pen and notepad for note taking as well.

Price: $25

Teachers: Yoga Unplugged Team Members: Jennifer Reuter & Brigitte Snyder

Jennifer and Brigitte have been sharing the Yoga Sutras with their students for 10 years. They are excited to join forces on this workshop, so that they can collectively share their wisdom.

To learn more about the venue visit: Aloha Yoga Kula - Pali

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Eight Limbs of Yoga Workshop
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Eight Limbs of Yoga Workshop

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Day 1 of a 3-day Workshop

Ancient teachings for daily living and an awakened life.

  • Explore timeless yoga principles as you reflect on and plant seeds for the New Year.

  • Experience how the Eight Limbs of Yoga are infused into the practice of yoga asana on the mat.

  • Contemplate higher truths that are practical and timeless.

  • This workshop will include transformative yoga philosophy and time to integrate the teachings in a physical yoga practice.

  • All levels welcome

Schedule details:

1 hour - Theory discussion

1 hour - Gentle yoga asana + Meditation

What to bring:

Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat. You may want to bring a pen and notepad for note taking as well.

Price: $25

Teachers: Yoga Unplugged Team Members: Jennifer Reuter & Brigitte Snyder

Jennifer and Brigitte have been sharing the Yoga Sutras with their students for 10 years. They are excited to join forces on this workshop, so that they can collectively share their wisdom.

To learn more about the venue visit: Aloha Yoga Kula - Pali

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