This will be a 90 minute Restorative Yoga class combined with the healing power of Reiki (Ray/Key). Students will be guided through a series of gentle poses, using props to support the body, allowing the muscles to release and open. While in these postures, students have the option to receive Reiki by means of gentle touch. Reiki is universal life energy that can enhance the natural healing system of the body and mind. This combination will truly be a night of relaxation and healing.
The Interior World: Practice, Power, and Potential. There is so much more to yoga than the physical poses. If you are seeking more than just the next "advanced pose", this workshop is for you. Each day we will practice the physical poses, with emphasis on the inner experience. Every session will challenge you in its own way and is accessible to all levels, as long as you are willing to work at your own pace and respect the innate intelligence of your body. We'll juxtapose the physical classes with discussions on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, a record of some of the simplest, yet most profound, revelations and practices for exploring human potential. $20 an hour if NOT attending the entire weekend, $245 for the entire weekend. Sign up asap - space is limited.
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It was discovered by Mikao Usui in 1922. Reiki is given by laying hands on or just above the person.
All attunements are given. The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment. Books are included. Wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring a water bottle (we have water fountains for refilling), notebook and pen.
Reiki 1 & 2 are taught together in a two day weekend intensive. Fri., 5/17 5-9pm & Sat., 5/18 9am-5pm.
COST = $350, includes books
A two hour workshop on how to nail those arm balances and inversions. Crow, Lizard, Peacock, and so much more - come learn how to FLY with Stacy Smith, ERYT500/YAEP! Yoga Alliance approved continuing education credits provided for current yoga teachers.
During this relaxing workshop you will enjoy a yin yoga class during the first hour, where we will stretch the ligaments that connect the muscle to the bone. During the second hour we will go into a "yogic sleep," a deep relaxation. This will be THE perfect way to end your week and begin your weekend!
Based on the book by Gary Kraftsow, “Yoga for Wellness”, this workshop will introduce enthusiastic practitioners to the fundamental physiological purpose and goals of asana (the physical pose), along with breath-centered technique - a deeper understanding of how breath work (pranayama) plays a role in a “viniyoga” practice. Participants will have a chance to experience asana as an extension of breath, as breath and prana (life energy) are the animators of our bodies. We will learn how to use the breath to enhance the quality of our practice and use asana as a tool to support the body and mind for our every day lives and practices.
Suzanne Ballantyne, ERYT 200, is also a Certified Health & Wellness Coach with a background in Psychology and Educational Studies. Having practiced yoga for over 20 years, Suzanne completed her first yoga teacher training 9 years ago with Carson Efird at YogAsana in Raleigh, NC. Suzanne is now pursuing her 500 hour training with Gary Kraftsow at American Viniyoga Institute in YogaVille, Virginia. She is excited to share this practice and spread the word about the healing nature and lifestyle practices of viniyoga which has taught - and continues to teach - her how to use practice (sadhana) to preserve and sustain the body over the course of a lifetime, and what that looks like for each of us in different stages of our lives.
Simply stated, a Mandala is a sacred geometric figure that represents the universe. It is a concentric diagram with spiritual and ritual significance. The word "Mandala" is of Hindu Sanskrit origin and means “essence”, “having” or “containing”. It can also be translated as “circle-circumference” or “completion”. The children will have a mandala style yoga class and then make their own mandala. $20.
CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. In this class, Tina Stephens, RYT200 will teach you how to use your breath to connect with your body and guide you through a series of postures, some seated and some with the option of standing and using the chair for support. As always, options will be given to accommodate for all levels. Chairs and mats provided.
Mudras (hand positions) mean different things in yoga and meditation. In the workshop we will demystify what each position means and then have a well rounded yoga class using these mudras. Yoga Alliance continuing education credits provided for current yoga teachers.
Experience Yin in a beautiful way by working together with a partner, deepening the sensations and learning to trust and let go. A meditative approach to yoga, Yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality. You will take this a step further by sharing this connection with a partner. Accessible for beginners and experienced yogis alike. Wine and a light dessert will be provided after the 1 ½ hour class.
Every athlete needs to balance their training with flexibility work, it is the Yin/Yang. Strength training and flexibility training are opposites, and yet it is very important to find the correct balance between the two to help prevent injury. Come check out this workshop and enhance your performance in your chosen sport!
Parent and child yoga classes deliver the same mental and physical benefits as any other yoga class - peace of mind, relaxation, and increased body strength and flexibility. Parents can meet and network with other parents while also enjoying something fun and healthy with their children.
Regardless of the style of dance, every dancer relies on flexibility, confidence, and balancing or centering of the body. Yoga improves all of these areas as well as strength, posture, circulation, and purifying the body from toxins. In addition, yoga enhances stamina which is beneficial to a dancer’s body for overall performance endurance. All of the poses and stretches we will practice are very therapeutic for the dancer and will facilitate the release of remaining stress, tension, and toxins from the body.
In partnership with You Call This Yoga, Omni Yoga is pleased to offer this Chair Yoga Series taught by Lauren Morris, RYT 200, who teaches for both You Call This Yoga and Omni Yoga.
In this series of classes, Lauren will teach you how to use your breath to connect with your body and guide you through a series of postures, some seated and some with the option of standing and using the chair for support, all geared towards achieving specific goals and results. As always, options will be given to accommodate for all levels.
$36 for the 4 class series/$10 per class drop in
*Please sign up in advance when possible as class may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing yoga for years, in this workshop you can stop, ask questions, learn about alignment and Sanskrit names. It is a two hour time slot to break apart the poses and learn how it is supposed to feel in your body. Join Stacy Smith, ERYT500 for this awesome practice-enhancing workshop!
Yoga Alliance approved continuing education credits for current yoga teachers available.
The cost is $25.00.
Ever wonder what the story is behind that elephant named Ganesh? Join Vicki for January’s Lunch ‘n Learn and discover what/who Ganesh is and how Ganesh can help you not only start the new year out strong, but sustain your momentum and perseverance to achieve your goals throughout 2019 as well.
Out with the old, in with the new! Join Stacy Smith, ERYT500, YAEP, founder of Yoga Unlimited Yoga Teacher Training School, for a VERY SPECIAL New Year’s Eve Dynamic Flow & Burning Bowl Meditation class! Drop in is $15 and you CAN use your class pass for this special class as well. Bring closure to 2018 and set the tone for 2019 with Stacy at Omni Yoga.
Saturday, December 15, 1-3pm, $25
Get moving in this fun holiday themed yoga class with Stacy for ages 5-10. Yoga games, holiday music, decorate cookies and drink hot chocolate! Parents welcome to stay, or take the opportunity to get some shopping done or enjoy one of the wonderful restaurants just steps away from our studio.
Sanskrit 101: A Brief Overview of the Language of Yoga
Have you heard the commonly used yoga words "namaste", "savasana", or "om" and are curious about their origin and meanings? Does your yoga teacher use Sanskrit pose names in class, such as "chaturanga dandasana", and you want to know more? Join Vicki Sanford, RYT500, founder of Omni Yoga, for an overview of the history of Sanskrit and a review of many of the more frequently used Sanskrit words and phrases.
This 45 minute session is just $10 and is a wonderful way to spend your lunch break. You can pack a lunch from home or pick something up from one of the several great restaurants around us such as Cilantro, Wasabi, MacGregor Draft House, Subway, Tony's Oyster Bar or Bellini's Italian to enjoy while learning more about Sanskrit. We will provide hot tea and cookies!
Come try a sampler of each of our classes both Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 10am-2pm. You’ll get to meet our teachers, become acclimated to the studio, and learn more about what to expect when you attend any of the classes on our diverse schedule. The infamous “Buoy Bowl Truck” will be on site Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10am-2pm so you can even enjoy one of their delicious and healthy smoothies or bowls before/during/after you come by to see us. We’ll also have special Grand Opening offers and the chance to win some great prizes! Bring the kids, too, it will be a fun day for everyone!
We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into the Omni Yoga community!
Friday, December 7, 6-9pm
$40 if register prior to Nov. 27, $45 thereafter
The mala bead necklace is a wearable reflection of something in one’s journey, and so in that way the mala really becomes whatever the wearer wants it to be. Every bead is said to have different properties, energies, and meaning and in this workshop Erin will help you create your own mala bead necklace with that in mind. You will also learn about the meaning, history, and purpose behind the mala bead necklace. Make something unique for yourself, or as a gift for someone else!
As we continue to approach December, with the rush of the holidays, the coming of winter, and shorter days, we want to slow down for just a bit. We are offering you a restorative yoga practice, to take time for you during the season of giving. We will begin with breath work to calm the mind and body, then ralax into a restorative yoga practice using props. Your cup will be filled up… your body and soul warmed from this practice and a special gift from us. Following savasana, feel free to stay and enjoy a warm cup of tea as we meet new friends and see old ones and discuss seva, selfless giving, and what it means during this wonderful season! $25
Saturday, November 17, 1-3pm, $25
Led by Stacy, you will learn all about Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, as there is so much more than just the “physical practice”. The Yamas (moral restraints), Niyamas (observances), asana (posture), pranayama (mindful breathing), pratyahara (turning inward), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (liberation). The first hour is discussion, the second hour is a vinyasa practice to balance the eight limbs . Yoga Alliance approved continuing education credits provided for current yoga teachers.
LUNCH ‘n LEARN: INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
12-12:45pm Tuesday, November 13 $15
Bring your lunch into the studio and enjoy the opportunity to learn more about Meditation, November’s topic for our monthly Lunch ‘n Learn, with Lauren. We have all heard about the various benefits of meditation - better sleep, calm mind, stress reduction - but how do you motivate yourself to sit still in this busy world? We will practice a short meditation and you will learn a variety of meditation techniques that will help you explore mediation in new ways. You will also receive a resource list to help deepen your own practice.
Attend our donation based community benefit class to express gratitude for our freedom and honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Yoga Project is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization and depends upon the support of donors to take care of veterans in need. 100% of the proceeds will go to VYP’s mission to support recovery and resilience to our veterans, families and our communities.
Suggested minimum donation $10
All are welcome!
Mondays 4:30-5:15pm, KIDS YOGA with Stacy
$55 for the whole session (6 classes), $10 Drop-In (ea class)
Kids ages 5K - 10 are invited to attend. According to an article in Parents Magazine, “Yoga is beneficial to kids in many ways. Because children encounter emotional, social, and physical challenges or conflicts, a dedicated and intentional yoga practice that includes breathing techniques, behavioral guidelines, and physical postures can be incredibly valuable for them. Yoga is something children can practice anywhere and the breathing, concentration, poses and the way kids learn to act - or react - to situations will lead to constant self-discovery and inquisitiveness.”$55 for the whole session (6 classes), $10 Drop-In (ea class)