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Yoga Mythology

Suzanne Sabourin

October 26th 2019 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come explore the connection between mythology and the asana. Myths are stories that help us to make sense of our world and connect our personal experience with the sacred. This workshop will include in-depth overview of the philosophy, mythology and meaning behind some of yoga’s most popular poses and how we can use this newfound knowledge not only in practice but in our everyday lives. This workshop is eligible for CEHs through Yoga Alliance.

About the Instructor:

Suzanne Sabourin (RYT 200) is the owner of La Luna Alchemy. Suzanne is devoted to Yoga, not just the physical practice but the spiritual solution. Suzanne's classes are playful, physically challenging, make you sweat, and find your edge in a group; they build community. 


The Art of Music in Your Class

Rachel Graber

October 27th 2019 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Music can be an amazing tool to inspire your students, pace your flow, and deepen your theme/intention. Music can also be distracting, cumbersome and irrelevant. Come to class with some ideas about when a song or playlist really resonated with a moment in your practice, and/or when it really conflicted. Extra credit: bring a song idea for svasana, abs/core, and a flow sequence. There are no wrong answers, just exploration and ideas to bring another layer of harmony to your practice!

About the Instructor:

Rachel hated yoga her first time practicing. During a college dance intensive, she was required to take yoga classes, and at first considered them boring, painful, and pointless. Over the course of a year, yoga went from an eye-rolling obligation to a new-found appreciation for her body and connection to spirituality. Rachel found herself skipping choir rehearsals to go to yoga and saving up for teacher training.

She completed her certification while simultaneously earning her degree as a music teacher, and continues to value the integration and compatibility of both methods of learning. Her vinyasa classes are inspired by the music she listens to, and finds flow with hip hop and Irish dancing music alike. Yoga, like many transformative lessons, continues to bear new challenges for Rachel, in both stillness and exertion, expression and silence.

She now has a daily meditation practice and a great love for teaching Yin yoga, a style that previously made her VERY uncomfortable, but now connects her to a deeper focus both mentally and physically.


Raja Yoga

Suzanne Sabourin

November 2nd 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for an uplifting monthly discussion group to explore how the principles of yoga can be applied in our everyday life. This is a free, drop-in group that meets for one hour on the first Saturday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. We welcome new students as it is a starting point for more study, building good community with people committed to seeing each other's intrinsic greatness, and dissolving the sense of separateness.

About the Instructor:

Suzanne is a devoted to Yoga, not just the physical practice but the spiritual solution. It’s what burns up the suffering. Suzanne's classes are playful, physically challenging, make you sweat and find your edge in a group; they build community. She weaves the dharma, the teachings of yoga, throughout class by sharing the sacred Hindu texts such as the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. These texts give us lots of different ways to go deep inside and provide us the place where we find freedom. Within their pages, we find the tools to clean up our own stuff so we can be of service to the world. Then we can have clear perception to see what’s actually in front of us and take action that is purposeful in order to change the world in a positive way. This is the medicine of the Yoga. It holds us accountable, asking us to stand up and make a difference. Do the next right thing.

 


Dia de Los Muertos

Jade Ruiz

November 2nd 2019 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Not quite done celebrating all things spooky? Then join us for a fun, beginner-friendly yoga class on the last day of Dia de Los Muertos!!

Dia de Los Muertos is a three-day-long Mexican Holiday, the name of which translates to, "Day of the Dead" and is a time for families to pay respects to their ancestors.

Your instructor, Jade Ruiz, will lead you through a flow that will get your bones moving and your blood flowing! Come ready to sweat, laugh, and have fun while raising money for our very own non-profit-Thrive Foundation!!

About the Instructor:

Jade Ruiz has been practicing yoga for eight years. Jade believes that Yoga is a forever journey to continuously teach, learn & grow. Jade loves yoga because it IS for everyone. Wherever you’re at in your life you can benifit from it. She enjoys all styles of yoga, but her passion is flow and power. Jade also loves teaching the kiddos! So whether you are eight or eighty years old, join her on your mat!! 

 


FREE Children's Yoga Class

Denise Cooper

November 2nd 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


About the Instructor:

Denise Cooper's yoga journey began in her mid fifties – her adult children made her go to counteract their fears that she was aging too quickly. Denise went every day for a month, then every day for a year – She realized that yoga was changing how she carried herself, how she walked, how she felt and how she felt about herself. A teacher by profession, she began to feel the urge to teach others what she was discovering. The desire to encourage others to explore the benefits of yoga led Denise to pursue her training to teach yoga to adults and to children. It is both a pleasure and an honor to lead others in their yoga journey.


Children's Yoga Teacher Training 

Denise Cooper

November 9th and 10th 2019 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

In this 10 hr class you'll be taught fun and creative ways to teach children ages pre-k to 2nd grade the basic concepts of  yoga through games, story telling, songs, and so much more.  

 

Join Denise Cooper RYT 200 and resident children's yoga teacher expert for this fun and educational weekend.  

 

This is a part of the Thrive Yoga and Wellness 200 - hr Teacher Training program. 

About the Instructor:

Denise's yoga journey began in her mid fifties – her adult children made her go to counteract their fears that she was aging too quickly. Denise went every day for a month, then every day for a year – She realized that yoga was changing how she carried herself, how she walked, how she felt and how she felt about herself. A teacher by profession, she began to feel the urge to teach others what she was discovering. The desire to encourage others to explore the benefits of yoga led Denise to pursue her training to teach yoga to adults and to children. It is both a pleasure and an honor to lead others in their yoga journey.


Mala, Mantra, & Japa Meditation

Suzanne Sabourin

November 23rd 2019 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Mala is the Sanskrit word for garland and contains 108 prayer beads knotted together along with counter beads and a guru bead. These sacred beads are used in the spiritual practice of Japa Meditation to count the number of times a mantra, which is a word or series of words invoking spiritual qualities, is recited in meditation. In this workshop we will dive into a deeper understanding of mantra and meditation and their benefits as well as learn how to make a mala and the significance behind them. Basic yoga philosophy will be covered during this fun, artistic and informative experience.

About the Instructor:

Suzanne Sabourin (RYT 200) is the owner of La Luna Alchemy. Suzanne is devoted to Yoga, not just the physical practice but the spiritual solution. Suzanne's classes are playful, physically challenging, make you sweat, and find your edge in a group; they build community. 


Yoga at the Zoo

Evangeline Blair

January 25th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Start the New Year off RIGHT!
Join Thrive Yoga and Wellness as we support The Chattanooga Zoo in the first-ever Yoga at the Zoo event. We will gather on Jan 25, 2020, at 9 am to support this awesome organization through movement and community.
This is a beginner-friendly event and will be held AT the Chattanooga Zoo. Zoo staff will be on hand to introduce you to a few of their wonderful animals!
This is a family-friendly event so bring the kiddos that are old enough to practice, bring your mat, some water, and all the smiles as you practice and grow in the New Year with some of the coolest creatures around.
Proceeds go to The Chattanooga Zoo and their efforts toward conservation and protecting endangered animals.

About the Instructor:

Evangeline Blair believes that yoga is an act of mindfulness. Her education and work experience in the mental health field taught her the positive impact that mindfulness has on both physical and mental health. Evangeline wants to give everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of slowing down and self care.  She works to create a safe place where every student can practice yoga without judgment. She wants her students to leave class feeling empowered to practice mindfulness both on and off of their mats.


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