Special Classes, retreats & workshops

Special Events & Classes

Independence Day Yoga

When: 2:30-5:00pm Saturday, July 1st
Requested donation:  $25 or pay-what-you-can. Please pre-register!

Join Ti Harmony in what has become an annual tradition which many people look forward to for a special Independence Day yoga class. The idea is that near Independence Day, we should do more than celebrate our Independence from Great Britain but should do some more conscious work to gain Independence from the mind (related to the ego) and its likes and dislikes. We do this by everyone tells Ti what their least favorite pose is, or least liked or whatever along those lines, and then we will do them all. (If your mind needs a little reassurance, don’t worry, you won’t dislike them all!)

Due to the popularity of this class, if you need to cancel, please give Ti at least 24 hours advance notice, so he can fill your space from the wait list, or please plan to pay for the class anyway unless you are sick or have a family emergency.

Many people look forward to this class, so if you are interested, sign up early.

Series Classes

Ti’s Yoga for Everything!

When: Sunday evening, 9-week series 5:30-7:00 starting May 21!
Requested donation:  $90-180.  Though designed as a series class, drop-in’s are welcome.

Join Ti early Sunday evenings for yoga class focused on a specific body region AND designed to get everything else in the process.  The classes will also focus on learning to safely practice the particular class of poses without pushing or strain, monitoring one’s own inner process and feedback while respecting individual limitations or needs.  Long shavasana is guaranteed, so you can relax with ease into the beginning of your week 🙂

Weekly foci:
Week 1: Heart-opening … and everything else!
Week 2: Hamstrings and Forward bending … and everything else!
Week 3: Hip opening … and everything else!
Week 4: Twists … and everything else!
Week 5: Inversions … and everything else!
Week 6: Relaxing and cooling poses … and everything else!
Week 7: Side opening … and everything else!
Week 8: Neck and shoulders … and everything else!
Week 9: Abdominal strengthening and opening … and everything else!

There will be a minimum of 6 students and max of 16.

Yoga Fundamentals : a 10-week series

If you want to experience the benefits of yoga practice and to feel comfortable in a group class with others who are also in the learning process…
If you want to experience more comfort in your body and peace of mind and to have a good groundwork from which to move forward in the practice of yoga and Life…
If you want to “come back to the basics” in order to deepen your experience of yoga…
THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU!!

When:  Wednesdays May 31-August 9, 7:30-9:00
Teacher: Ti Harmony
Where:  Loving Kindness Yoga School

A yoga class for people new (or relatively new) to yoga who want to learn (or relearn) the basics in a group class dedicated to that with Ti Harmony, one of Carrboro/Chapel Hill’s longest continuously teaching yoga teachers.  This class is also appropriate for those with more experience who are wanting a slower approach to the physical practice and are happy to be reminded of the basics.

In this class you will learn, discuss and practice the fundamentals of yoga practice.  Each week will have a different topic and focus, and each class will have a short teaching and discussion time, practice of yoga poses and breathing exercises, deep relaxation, and brief meditation.  Students will finish this series with the skills and confidence necessary to practice yoga safely at home (if they choose) and to join in other all-levels or beginner-to-intermediate classes (if they choose).

  • There will be a minimum of 6 people and a max of 14 in this class.
  • Requested donation for the entire series: $100-200.  If that is prohibitive, please contact Ti.
  • Advance sign-up and payment are required please pre-register.  Attendance at all classes is required (as much as possible) or you can discuss options for making it with Ti.

Small Series class with Ti

When:  Tuesdays 5:45-7:15
Teacher: Ti Harmony
Where:  Loving Kindness Yoga School

Advance registration required

For committed yoga practitioners and teachers with a minimum of 3 years consistent yoga practice or those studying to be yoga teachers or by approval of the teacher. There will be a maximum of 8 people.  Though the intensity level tends to be about the same as the all-levels classes, the depth of teaching and group sharing tends to be greater.

To register, scroll down to bottom of Class Schedule page & fill out the form.

Some feedback on the class from a student:

“And, I will add that this class really rocks and is the perfect level of challenge, provides a nice variety of different poses and sequences, and is just generally a highlight of my week. Keeps me sane. Also keeps me interested in yoga in a way I might struggle to achieve on my own. Thanks for so reliably providing this very important part of my life.”

Yoga for Every{body}

Teacher: Chrysecolla
When: Mondays, 5:30-6:45 for 10 weeks starting April 3rd
Two times available starting June 19th:
Early Class: Mondays, 5:30-6:45 for 10 weeks
Late Class: Mondays, 7:00-8:15 for 10 weeks

This ten-week series will provide a safe space for bodies of all shapes and sizes to practice yoga and inward-kindness. Using our breath, movement and awareness we will work towards the intention of creating a more positive relationship with ourselves on and off the mat.  This series is designed with curvy bodies in mind and is a good fit for people new to yoga and those that already have a gentle practice. This class will be a closed series to provide safety and continuity to students. Please sign up by email in advance.  Chrysecolla has had a lot of interest in this class, so if you want to join in, please sign up soon!

Donation Scale: $140-$200 for the series
What to bring: A yoga mat {there will be some to borrow, too!} and some water.
What to wear: Your most comfortable clothes that allow you to move
Teacher: Chrysecolla Taico, LCSW, RYT
Contact: chrysecollayoga@gmail.com to sign up or ask questions!

Ongoing Special Classes

Yin Yoga

When: Sundays 5-6pm
Teacher: Tain Collins

In Yin yoga we direct the stimulation of the poses to the connective tissue, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised much in a more active (yang) style of asana practice. By holding the poses (almost exclusively floor poses) for 2-5 minutes, we also stimulate the chinese meridian lines related to specific organs!
Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Combining this with the acupuncture-like effect of the poses we can effect the musculo·skeletal AND the subtle energetic pathways associated with the organs in the Chinese medical philosophy. Yin yoga is suitable and beneficial for any age.

Gentle Yoga Basics

When: Tuesday 9-10 am
Teacher: Kathy Therber

Receive the proven benefits of yoga including balance, stress relief, increase mobility, strength, flexibility and relief from pain and tightness. A slow paced, welcoming environment devoted to healing and renewal. Great for someone who is brand new to yoga, or affected by trauma, stressed out, curious, or interested in a meditative practice with others who support you. Yoga for the rest of us! Everyone is welcome.

Additional Opportunities

UNC Mindfulness Program on Stress Reduction and Pain Management
at the UNC School of Medicine:
http://www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/pim/mindfulness-program/

Ti doesn’t have personal experience of this course, but he has heard good things from others who have taken it. If you choose to participate, let us know what you think!

One Response to Special Classes, retreats & workshops

  1. Janet Boudreau says:

    Hi Ti,

    I’m almost all healed from elbow surgery in late December and ready to bring yoga back into my life in a careful and measured way. Please let me know if I’m in! I hope to see you this Wednesday.

    Janet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s