SCHEDULED UPCOMING EVENTS
Kirtan: Yogic Music and Chanting - Sat April 8th, 7-8:30pm, $10 adults, $5 kids
Raise your vibration with Kirtan! This beautiful chanting & singing comes from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion and love. The energy of the chanting can uplift our spirit, open our hearts, and connect us deeply to the center of our being. Kirtan has been popular in India for 5000 years. Using Sanskrit mantras, kirtan helps quiet the mind and increase our energy flow. It's a wonderful way to joyfully open the heart and connect to the Divine. Chanting together not only fosters community, but also amplifies positive vibrations. No musical experience is necessary to join in the singing. All are welcome. We'll finish up with a seated meditation.
Patti "Sangita" Spadaro is a professional guitarist/singer/songwriter & a yoga/meditation teacher. She's released several CDs and has performed nationally. Long time yogis/kirtan musicians Ven and Veena Kelly have been leading kirtan for 15 years. Together, this group of musical yogis radiates wonderful good vibes! Light snacks and social time afterward - bring a snack to share if you'd like. Adults $10, kids $5 (accompanied by parent/gaurdian). Register in our online store, or cash/check at the door.
Restorative Yoga - Monday 4/10, 7-8pm. $12 or punch
Deeply relaxing for your whole being. Enjoy this nourishing, centering, restorative yoga class. Align body, mind and breath during restful poses. Allow stress to melt away and connect to a deeper sense of calm and peace within. Beginners welcome. Just show up - $12 cash/check at the door, or use your punch card.
Community Drum Circle - Friday 4/28, 7-9pm. $5
Want a fun and easy way to kick off your weekend and feel refreshed? Come drum! Get your creativity flowing, get centered and be present. No experience necessary. Bring a drum or percussion, or borrow ours. $5 cash at the door.
Yoga Night with the Washington Wild Things, Sat June 17th
Join us for Yoga on the outfield before the Washington Wild Things game on Sat June 17th! Enjoy a fun and uplifting yoga class with family, friends, and Wild Things fans, and stay for the game. All levels welcome. Ticket info coming soon.
SOME PREVIOUS EVENTS
Workshop: Yoga for Migraine Relief - Sunday 2/26, 5-6:30pm. $20
Studies have shown that yoga can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches. Learn what yoga postures are recommended to do regularly and even during a migraine or painful headache episode. Yoga Instructor Julie Booth will lead the workshop, and our Drum Circle facilitator John Spadaro will show you how to do a breathing technique that he finds very effective in relieving and/or stopping his own migraines.
Yoga Nidra - Sunday 2/19, 3:30-4:45pm. $10 cash donation
Deep, guided, full body relaxation. Allow stress to melt away, as you enter a state profound conscious relaxation. Restore the body, senses, and mind to their natural function as you simply let go and connect to an inner state of peace. Bring a yoga mat (or use ours), blanket, pillow, sweatshirt, socks, eye-pillow or whatever you like to stay warm and comfy. Proceeds will go to the Ann Arbor Women's Shelter.
CandleLight Yoga Classes - evening classes 12/19- 12/22. $14 or punch
Connect to inner peace with candlelight yoga this Christmas season. Deepen your practice, let stress melt away, and enjoy our inspiring yogic space in the glow of candelight.
Holiday Drum Circle - Friday Dec 30th, 7-9pm, $5
Drum out the old, drum in the new! Celebrate the holidays with music. Enjoy drumming in our festively decorated studio, and socializing with our friendly group. Light snacks, tea and cocoa - bring a snack to share. Beginner's welcome. Bring a drum or percussion, or borrow ours. $5.
Kirtan: Yogic Music and Chanting - Sat Nov 12th, 7-8:30pm, $10
Get into the spirit of gratitude with an evening of heart opening Kirtan!
Celebrate the triumph of Light over darkness! Dewali is the Festival of Lights, a big holiday in India. In addition to meditation, there will be music, there will be sweets, there will be gambling, there will be fireworks --let your light shine!
Restorative Yoga - Mon Oct 17th, 7-8pm, $10 or punchcard
Deeply relaxing for your whole being. Enjoy this nourishing, centering, restorative yoga class. Align body, mind and breath during restful poses. Allow stress to melt away and connect to a deeper sense of calm and peace within. Beginners welcome.
Equinox Drum Circle - Fri Sept 23rd, 7-9pm, $5
Group drumming is a traditional way to come together to celebrate the change of seasons. On the Equinox, day and night are equal length, symbolizing balance and harmony. While embracing our inner light, we also allow for times of stillness and quiet reflection. Harvest reminds us to be grateful for our many blessings. Leaves begin to fall, reminding us of the benefits of letting go, releasing what no longer serves us to make way for new growth.
Yoga Night with the Washington Wild Things, Sat Aug 27th
Join us for Yoga on the outfield before the Washington Wild Things game on Sat Aug 27th! $15 includes yoga class on the outfield, free water bottle, and admission to the game. Special discount $8 tickets are available for Yoga participant's families who want to come for the game only.
Labor Day Weekend Drum Circle - Sept 2nd, 7-9pm, $5
Want a fun and easy way to leave the workweek behind and kick off Labor Day weekend feeling refreshed? Come drum! Get your creativity flowing, get centered and be present. No experience necessary. Bring a drum or percussion, or borrow ours. Click to read more about 10 benefits of drum circles.
Restorative Yoga with Massage & Essential Oils
Experience deeply relaxing restorative yoga postures while receiving a massage to the face, hands, back, and feet. "Motivate" essential oil blend will help cultivate encouragement and confidence. "Cheer" blend during final relaxation is uplifting and calming; encouraging self-love and counteracting negativity. Other oils are used during each restorative posture. Julie Booth is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher. She will guide you through the poses and treat you to a deeply relaxing massage using DoTERRA essential oils.
Mudra Workshop (part 2) with Julie Booth
Holiday Drum Circle & Party
A festive celebration! Drum up some holiday spirit in our studio decked out with cheer & candlelight. We'll have a special intermission with tasty snacks, tea and cocoa. Please bring a snack to share for our snack table.
Mini Retreat: Meditation - A Needed Vacation For Your Mind
Immerse yourself in a day of yogic practices aimed at clearing the head and connecting to the heart. Explore the nature of the mind & learn practices that enable us to go beyond our busy thoughts and limited views, freeing us to experience the peace and joy which lies deeper within. We’ll learn simple techniques we can take home and use in our daily lives to clear the head, focus, and find our center.
This will be a very special day with senior teachers Kailasi and Lakshman from the Shambhava Schools of Yoga in Colorado. Practicing with senior teachers helps us to deepen our own meditative experiences, connect to higher energy, and discover a natural bliss within. Shambhava Yoga is described as the direct experience and insight into one’s true inner nature, available to anyone who is ready to quiet the distractions of the mind and open the heart.
Yoga, Meditation, Kirtan, Yogic Breathing, Talks, Mantra, Discussion and Q&A.
Summer Evening Vinyasa Flow with Citus Essential Oils
Surf the “CITRUS WAVE” with this energizing summer evening flow! Uplifting citrus aromas combined with Sun Salutations and flowing asanas are the perfect seasonal combination for this class. Participants will enjoy application of Lemon Essential Oil to the 3rd eye to increase the ability to focus as well as Lavendar to the scalp for a relaxing scalp massage to further enhance relaxation. Inhale Citrus….Exhale Calm
Red Cross CPR Training
Learn life saving CPR techniques. Earn your American Red Cross CPR certification or just come watch and learn.
Restorative Yoga with Relaxing Bodywork
Welcome springtime with this cleansing, rejuevenating & restorative class. Enjoy deeply relaxing yoga postures while receiving a massage to the face, hands, back, and feet. Restorative Yoga is the yoga of non-doing. Poses are supported with blankets, bolsters, and blocks. Julie Booth is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher.
Mudra Workshop with Julie Booth (part 1)
Mudras are gestures that act as energetic seals. This workshops is like yoga for the hands. We can effectively engage or influence our mind and body by bending, crossing, extending, or touching the fingers with other fingers. In this workshop, various mudras for different areas – preventing illness, supporting healing, emotional and physical problems, or calming yourself from everyday life will be demonstrated. We will also practice pranayama (breathing), some gentle yoga postures, affirmations, and visualization.
Vinyasa Teacher Training with Gayatri.
Gayatri is a Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Trainer, & she is director of Yogic Programs at the Shambhava School of Yoga, Shoshoni, in Colorado. She is leading a 30 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training for teachers who already have their 200 hour certification.
We are also offering the following Public Workshops with Gayatri, all are welcome:
Finding Calm in the Midst of a Busy Life: Saturday Mini-Retreat
This mini retreat will rejuvenate us as we learn practices that teach us how to separate from the stresses of our life and tap into the nourishing state of being within. We'll learn to find calmness & peace, even when our lives are hectic. Yoga, Meditation, Kirtan, Pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), Talks, Discussion, Q&A. A very special day with senior teachers Kailasi and Lakshman from the Shambhava Schools of Yoga in Colorado.
Special Program with Sri Shambhavananda (Babaji)
Sri Yantra is honored to host a very special guest, the founder of Shambhava Yoga, teacher of thousands of students world-wide, and teacher of several of our instructors here, Sri Shambhavananda.
"Babaji" as he is affectionately known has devoted his life to serving those who seek inner change through the ancient disciplines of yoga. Babaji will be visiting with us from Colorado. This is a rare and unique opportunity to spend time with a higly respected teacher and deepen your experience of meditation and yogic practices.
Shambhava Yoga is described as the direct experience and insight into one’s true inner nature, available to anyone who is ready to quiet the distractions of the mind and open the heart. Sri Shambhavananda has nourished the growth of students across the world for over forty years. He founded three thriving ashrams, published books, and inspired the development of numerous yoga centers around the country. We are thrilled to have him with us.
The program includes live music and chanting, meditation techniques, and satsang (questions and answers). The chanting is easy to follow and filled with a wonderful Shakti (meditative energy).
A Little Yoga and Mystery
We're celebrating the debut of former Sri Yantra Yoga teacher Annette Dashofy's first novel "Circle of Influence". Annette will lead us in a 40 minute, relaxed yoga session. Then she'll talk about the book, and autograph copies while we enjoy healthy snacks. Free.
Mindfulness Programs: Director of the Way of Compassion Foundation & director of the Tibet Monks Gaden Shartse monastery tours of the U.S., John Chophel Bruna is a warm, inspirational speaker and teacher. We are happy to bring him to Sri Yantra.
Two day course providing skills that are practical and accessible. Mindfulness is learning to be present in the moment with clarity and discernment. To experience life consciously and respond with wisdom.
Everyone can benefit from mindfulness regardless of cultural or spiritual background. Mindfulness practices help open the heart, allowing us to deepen our relationship with ourselves and others. Discussions include the cultivation of equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and joy. Benefits of Mindfulness include: Clarity of Mind, Joyful Presence, Decreased Stress, Increased Focus, Attention & Awareness, Better Health & Greater Sense of Purpose.
Native American Storytelling - An afternoon with James Beard (Noonin), author of "White Mocs on the Red Road". Noonin is a student of native teachings from Ojibwe Elders, Algonquin language based native people of US and Canada. Program includes Native storytelling, Native medicine, Native music, wellness and balance in life.
SEVA Yoga for Sight - joining with thousands of compassionate yogis to raise funds for free glasses & sight restoring surgery to those in need.
Drum, Write, Draw with Bryan Fazio:
Experience the joy of drumming with rhythms from around the globe, create original mandala art, and draw on our experience for some in-the-moment writing. "My intention is to empower participants with a deeper sense of our own unique creativity. This wellspring is within us all (not just artists)." -Bryan Fazio Bryan teaches Blissful Drumming at CCBC & has performed at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival & All Good Music Festival.
Workshops with Swami Devananda:
Our workshops with special guest teacher Swami Devananda were wonderful! We feel grateful and blessed that she could visit Sri Yantra Yoga and spend some time with us. Our Yoga and Meditation workshops with her were deeply nurturing and nourishing to body, mind and spirit. Our Teacher Training program with her was absolutely wonderful. And the family yoga workshops were inspiring, creative, and great fun.
Yoga in the Park - Mingo Creek Park
Kids and Family Yoga
World Peace Meditation
Free DoTERRA Essential Oil Demo
Holiday Open House