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Upcoming Workshops & Special Events

Girl Power

This class is designed for all skill levels and will begin by teaching participants how to handle increasingly challenging situations through the subtle art of verbal self-defense. Next, Lindsey will build on these principals by teaching self-defense techniques designed around using no strength or force, and only leverage. Using scenario-based training, Lindsey will guide participants to feel comfortable using their body to maneuver through aggressive and dangerous situations.

Participants should wear clothing that they feel comfortable moving around in. Anything from jeans to workout attire would be appropriate. Folks should also be prepared to get up and down from the ground as we move through techniques, but modifications will be offered for those with restrictions in their movement. And although this training will be low impact, participants should anticipate trying these self-defense techniques on another individual. This seminar is for all fitness levels. If you can breathe, you can handle this training. We got your back.

About the teacher: Lindsey is a feisty Army Veteran, Attorney, and Advocate for survivors of rape and domestic violence. After she got out of the Army, she went to law school at night while working for the US Army’s Special Operations. These days, she passes the time as the Legal Advisor for Rape Crisis of Cumberland County while lobbying Congress to ensure that victims of sexual assault in our military get the care and treatment they deserve. She’s trained thousands of Soldiers, and we are lucky enough to have her in our backyard.

Not only has she spent the better part of the last two decades fighting for the voiceless, she’s also been training in the art of Ninjutsu. After more than 15 years of martial arts training, she’s bringing her skills to Sanford Yoga Center.

Friday, September 13th, 6-8 PM

Empowerment & Self-Defense

Child's Pose

Detox workshops pop up all over the place in January. So let’s rethink this! Why not plan ahead and go into the holiday season with the intention of not getting toxic?


The workshop will begin with a discussion about old habits and barriers regarding the holidays; where we falter and where we triumph. Each individual will write down 5 steps they will take towards a healthier holiday. Everyone will create a mantra for their intention.

The practice will include vigorous breath work and asana designed specifically to detoxify the body.

The workshop will end with a 20-minute savasana that includes shoulder and foot massages.

You will walk away focused, relaxed, cleansed and with a mantra to keep you true to your intention during the holidays.

The workshop also includes healthy recipe ideas for the holidays and a handout with the postures done during the workshop and how they specifically help to detoxify the body.

Val Marcy & Sally Houston are excited to co-lead this workshop!

Sunday, October 27th, 3:45 -5:45 PM

Healthy Holidays: Detox Flow & Mindful Eating

This slow Yin practice will stretch the connective tissues of the hips, thighs and lower spinal area.  Essential oils will be offered to each student to apply or massage at specific pressure points to enhance the benefits of Yin yoga and invigorate the senses. 

 

Postures are mostly practiced on the floor and can be held from one to five minutes. 

 

What is Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues in the body, using longer held postures that promote stillness awareness. This style of yoga is a perfect complement to the more yang styles of exercise (vinyasa flow yoga, running, Zumba, etc.) as it addresses tightness and toxin buildup in the body. The result is more lubricated, flexible joints, increased range of motion, and a greater sense of balance, peace, and calm of the mind. Props make this a practice accessible to both beginners and advanced practitioners.

Sunday, November 3rd, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Aromatherapy & Yin

Join Sanford Yoga Center for a donation-based all-levels gentle flow class to honor veterans and donate to Warriors At Ease. This class is open to everyone and donations will go directly to WAE programs that support the health and healing of veterans. We hope to see you on the mat on the 10th!  Cash donations, please! 

Warriors At Ease is an organization that trains, certifies, and positions yoga and meditation teachers to support the health and post-traumatic resiliency of military communities. Their mission is to increase awareness about the power of yoga and meditation and educate a network of professionals qualified to share evidenced-based practices that support the health and healing of service members, veterans, and families, especially those affected by trauma.

Saturday,  November 9th, 9:00-10:00 AM

Donation Class: Veterans at Ease

Join Alysia for a high-energy power yoga class designed to rebalance after the Thanksgiving holiday. Get your breath flowing, blood moving, and heart-pumping – all while cultivating calm and focus. We will sweat in this gratitude-filled class. This is the perfect way to get moving after a feast. Class will conclude with a gratitude mediation. Don't miss out, sign up today!

Friday, November 29th, 10:00 - 11:15 AM

Turkey Burn

Twinkling lights, gentle music, and a delicious blend of restorative poses to unwind, restore and dive deeply into the powerful healing of a quiet, yoga experience. Infused with longer poses targeting the body’s connective tissues & passive holds supported by the props to create ease and help restore the body & mind’s natural ability to feel whole.

Join us as we draw our awareness inwards, become more introspective and prepare body, mind, and soul to pay honor to this year, and welcome the New Year. We will complete our practice with a meditation that you can practice on your own for the year to come.

*Bring socks, sweaters, and even a friend! The studio has eye pillows, blankets, bolsters, and other props for your comfort, but feel free to bring your own.

This special class will be led by Dana Rubick. Dana is a 200 Hour RYT through Yoga Alliance and is working towards her 500 Hour certification at Asheville Yoga Center.  Workshops are nonrefundable. We must have five people register in order to hold the class.

Tuesday, December 31st, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

New Year's Eve Restorative Yoga