Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2019
Feb
23
to Jun 2

Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2019

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training!

Akasha Yoga Teacher Training Practicum as required by Yoga Alliance. 

Wanting to deepen your yoga practice?
This life changing training welcomes all students! --Those that wish to become instructors but also, those simply wishing to deepen their practice and learn more about the essence of yoga, no matter what age or level you are at.

The journey starts here! 

The style presented is best described as Hatha with a focus on gentle and vinyasa flow (level 1-3). You will learn to teach Hatha, Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga.

Hatha Yoga is known as the branch of Yoga that unites pairs of opposites referring to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in the system. Hatha Yoga tries to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses or Asanas, Breathing Techniques and Meditation.

Our very own Emely Rose will be leading our 200 hour RYT training. Jennifer Young will be assisting. 

February- June 2019
6 weekends 
Attendance at all 6 weekends are required to complete this training! 
Saturday's 12pm-7pm & Sunday's 9am-4pm

February 23 and 24

March 9 and 10

March 23 and 24

April 6 and 7

May 4 and 5

June 1 and 2

Paid in Full by January 15, 2019 $2500.00

$2750.00 after January 15, 2019 or if paying in payments. 
$750 deposit due at time of registration. Paid in full by May 5, 2019. 

If you are interested, please message us or contact Jennifer at 217-242-9831.

Want testimonials? 
Contact Jennifer and she can connect you with a recent graduate! 

Limited Space (No More than 6 people)

View Event →
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

Chakras & Toning Workshop with Mia & Michael

Please join Mia and Michael for a two-hour workshop that covers the chakra/energy system of the body, as well as vocal toning, which uses to the voice to calm and heal the mind and body. There will be interactive demonstrations and exercises, and conclude with a relaxing sound meditation.

$35
Please register to secure your spot in the workshop using the ticket link on the event!

View Event →
Beginner Workshop
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Workshop

New to Yoga? Or maybe you would just like to dive deeper into the poses?

Sign up for this 2 hour workshop where Jen & Sueanne will break down poses with you! Learn how the poses feel in your body and feel more comfortable doing yoga! 

Why take a beginners workshop? Beginners Yoga workshops are a great way to focus on your poses, ask questions & develop your practice.

This is a great way to learn the basics in an intimate, non-competitive environment. Jen will guide you through the fundamentals of alignment and breath work as you begin to experience for yourself some of the benefits that arise from practicing yoga such as:
• Increased flexibility;
• Increased strength;
• Cardiovascular and digestive health;
• Sense of well being & relaxation.

Wondering if the time is right for you to start yoga? ABSOLUTELY! Yoga can help everybody and every body type to be more flexible, strong, agile and balanced in body and mind. Living more comfortably in your body enables better sleep, stress management, healthy weight and encourages movement..

$30 per person 
(Must be paid in advance to secure your spot in workshop)

Secure your spot by registering. 
Workshop limited to first 10 to register.

View Event →
Beginner Yoga Workshop
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner Yoga Workshop

New to Yoga? Or maybe you would just like to dive deeper into the poses? 

Sign up for this 2 hour workshop where Jen & Sueanne will break down poses with you! Learn how the poses feel in your body and feel more comfortable doing yoga! 

Why take a beginners workshop? Beginners Yoga workshops are a great way to focus on your poses, ask questions & develop your practice.

This is a great way to learn the basics in an intimate, non-competitive environment. Jen will guide you through the fundamentals of alignment and breath work as you begin to experience for yourself some of the benefits that arise from practicing yoga such as:
• Increased flexibility;
• Increased strength;
• Cardiovascular and digestive health;
• Sense of well being & relaxation.

Wondering if the time is right for you to start yoga? ABSOLUTELY! Yoga can help everybody and every body type to be more flexible, strong, agile and balanced in body and mind. Living more comfortably in your body enables better sleep, stress management, healthy weight and encourages movement..

$30 per person
Secure your spot by registering using the link below. 
Workshop limited to first 20 to register

View Event →
Summer Solstice Event - 108 Sun Salutations
Jun
16
7:00 AM07:00

Summer Solstice Event - 108 Sun Salutations

Want a chance to join in on a challenging and exhilarating marathon? We will be flowing through 108 Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A) on June 16th 7AM at Four Winds Farms in Quincy IL.

Why at 7AM you ask? We want to catch the sun when it’s fresh...just risen over the eastern horizon. The sun represents the physical and spiritual heart of the world. We salute the sun to give thanks for a new day filled with life-giving light and sustenance.

Why 108 sun salutations? The number 108 is sacred in the yoga world and the sun salutations serve as meditation in movement, reducing depression, anxiety and stress while building mental focus, concentration and deep breathing. The sequence awakens the energy of the inner sun that lays dormant in our navel center. It warms the body and cultivates your inner fire.

You'll also receive a yoga mat stamped with a graphic to remember the 108 sun salutations marathon that you accomplished! :)

Afterwards you can partake in coffee and delicious pastries, browse Terripin Farms plant & produce stand and Four Winds Farms flower remedies. 

Let's bring the Summer Solstice in right!

Secure your spot & your mat by registering today! 
Cost for event is $40

Event held at Four Winds Farm 3729 N 36th Street Quincy IL

Cannot guarantee mat if registration after June 10.

View Event →
Yoga Teacher Training (Part 2 of 2)
Apr
16
to Apr 22

Yoga Teacher Training (Part 2 of 2)

Are you are looking to deepen your personal practice or interested in teaching?

We are hosting Stephanie Pafford from San Diego, CA in January and April for a 200 hour RYT training. Our very own Emely Rose will be assisting.

If you are interested, please message us or contact Jennifer at 217-242-9831.

2 Modules are required to complete training:

Module 1- January 22-28, 2018
Monday -Friday 5-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

Module 2 -April 16.22
Monday -Friday 5-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm

• Paid in Full by December 10 $2500.00
$2750 after 12/10 or payments

Sign up at www.akashayoga.com

Stephanie's bio and info -
https://www.yogaalliance.org/YACEPPublicProfile…

Testimonials for Trainings-
https://yogateachertrainingsandiego.com/testimonials/
Facebook-

https://www.facebook.com/Akasha-Yoga-179861268747978/

View Event →
Free Night of classes
Jan
30
4:30 PM16:30

Free Night of classes

Come try out a class! Or 2 classes ! Or all 3! 

Hatha Yoga- (All Levels) Hatha includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) which help bring peace to the mind and body

Chair Chi- (All Levels) Chair chi is a modified version of Thai chi. Thai chi in itself is a martial art. But typically this martial art consists of gentle moving and slow learning time combined with tension.... results in a huge effect on our healing! Since we're in a chair, it makes it more accessible for all participants no matter the skill level. It brings balance and control over your muscles. More self awareness. We focus on how to use your breath to control and do away with a lot of stress! Chair chi helps bring stronger coordination and more Self appreciation. You can't get tired you're already sitting down!

Mat Pilates- Mat Pilates is for all levels, beginner to advanced. This class takes place on the floor with a yoga mat. Pilates focuses on the mind-body connection by engaging and challenging the core and the mind. Breathing, stretching, core work and relaxation will be the main focus. All ages and levels welcome.

View Event →
Free Pound Class
Jan
23
5:30 AM05:30

Free Pound Class

Channel your INNER ROCKSTAR with this cardio jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You won’t just listen to music—you’ll become the music in this exhilarating, full-body workout that combines conditioning and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.

View Event →
Yoga Teacher Training (Part 1 of 2)
Jan
22
to Jan 28

Yoga Teacher Training (Part 1 of 2)

Are you are looking to deepen your personal practice or interested in teaching?

We are hosting Stephanie Pafford from San Diego, CA in January and April for a 200 hour RYT training. Our very own Emely Rose will be assisting.

If you are interested, please message us or contact Jennifer at 217-242-9831.

2 Modules are required to complete training:

Module 1- January 22-28, 2018
Monday -Friday 5-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

Module 2 -April 16.22
Monday -Friday 5-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm

• Paid in Full by December 10 $2500.00
$2750 after 12/10 or payments

Sign up at www.akashayoga.com

Stephanie's bio and info -
https://www.yogaalliance.org/YACEPPublicProfile…

Testimonials for Trainings-
https://yogateachertrainingsandiego.com/testimonials/
Facebook-

https://www.facebook.com/Akasha-Yoga-179861268747978/

View Event →
Free Pound Class
Jan
18
5:30 AM05:30

Free Pound Class

Channel your INNER ROCKSTAR with this cardio jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. You won’t just listen to music—you’ll become the music in this exhilarating, full-body workout that combines conditioning and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.

View Event →
Intro to Meditation: Candlelight Family Night
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Meditation: Candlelight Family Night

You are invited to a magical journey of sound exploration with Mahala Spann (Moon Child Healing). She will gently guide you into a meditative state through the use of visualization, words, song and sounds. Mahala uses a variety of musical instruments to tap into deeper levels and easily guide you into a more relaxed state. 

This is a beginner-friendly introduction to meditation, but all levels are welcome. The meditation will begin with breath work and short meditation, introduction and overview, followed by about a 30 minute meditation and closing. You will learn a few ways to bring meditation into your daily lives. 30 minutes of meditation accounts for about 8 hours of sleep. Meditation helps with stress, anxiety, blood pressure, weight and much more. 

Bring the whole family out for a family meditation just before the holidays. Kids can meditate. Have you tried this technique with yourself and your kids yet? Quiet time! It works for you and them. It's a tool they can learn for their future. Start now. It's lovely. 

Cost: drop-in $12 or punch cards available ($9-10 per class) and first class at the studio is free. Children 13 and under will be free with parent attendance

View Event →
Kid's Day
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Kid's Day

It's Kid's Play Day at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Studio. That means a day for kids and a day off for parents, too. Take this opportunity to do some last minute holiday shopping, wrapping or just relaxing. We will take care of the fun for a whole 3 hours! 

Here's the agenda: 
Drop off/sign-in: 

Kids Yoga with Emely
Kids Pound with Brittany
Snack and Healthy Share with Jennifer
Face Paint by Mahala
Kids Meditation with Mahala

What to bring: 
Wear comfy clothes
Any extra snacks & beverages they like
Any books, coloring books or quiet time materials
Their favorite stuffed animal

This event is for children Ages 4-12

Limited availability....We only have room for 25 registered kiddos! Please fill out registration form through the ticket link on the event. Registration IS required for your child to attend!! A registration form will need to be filled out for each child attending. 

Cost: $20 per child, $35 for 2 children or family rate is $50

Register your child at
https://form.jotform.com/73303199391156

View Event →
Introduction to Meditation: Guided Candlelight
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Meditation: Guided Candlelight

You are invited to a magical journey of sound exploration with Mahala Spann (Moon Child Healing). She will gently guide you into a meditative state through the use of visualization, words, song and sounds. Mahala uses a variety of musical instruments to tap into deeper levels and easily guide you into a more relaxed state. 

This is a beginner-friendly introduction to meditation, but all levels are welcome. The meditation will begin with breath work and short meditation, introduction and overview, followed by about a 30 minute meditation and closing. You will learn a few ways to bring meditation into your daily lives. 30 minutes of meditation accounts for about 8 hours of sleep. Meditation helps with stress, anxiety, blood pressure, weight and much more. 

Cost: drop-in $12 or punch cards available ($9-10 per class) and first class at the studio is free

View Event →
Gratitude Meditation & Concert
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Gratitude Meditation & Concert


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life." Unknown

You are invited to join us on an exploratory inward journey with a
gratitude meditation and yogic-styled (aka kirtan) concert. The
evening will begin with a short reflection on gratitude, simple
ceremony, and guided meditation with sound journey by resident
instructor, Mahala Spann. The evening will conclude with a heartfelt
yogic-styled concert led by honorary guest and feature, Ronald
Osborne.

Ron has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 30 years. He is
certified by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers worldwide, completed
their intensive 500 hour teachers training course and has visited and
lived in Sivananda Ashrams around the world. He taught yoga in the
Portland Oregon area for the past 23 years before moving back to his
native Omaha to be near family. He attended Holy Ghost and Archbishop
Ryan in Omaha and then toured the country for 30 years as a
professional standup comedian and actor. He brings a playful sense of
humor and joy to his classes and has dedicated his life to lowering
the suffering and raising the Love wherever he goes. He teaches Asana
and Meditation and focalizes Kirtan, Spiritual Gatherings and Full/New
Moon Circles. Ron is the owner of Maha Om Studio in Omaha, Nebraska.
You can find out more about Ron and his weekly heartsong circle
gatherings in Omaha at www.mahaom.com.

The tentative agenda is as follows:

Mahala:
2- 2:15 pm Meditation Intro & Talk
2:15- 2:30 pm Gratitude Ceremony
2:30- 3:00 pm Guided Meditation

Ron:
3:00- 3:15 pm Concert Intro & Talk
3:15- 4:00 pm Heartsong Circle

Things to bring:
Open heart & open mind
Three things you are grateful for
Yoga mat and/or blankets (if you own them)
Friends

Cost: $25 per person or $20 per person when you bring a friend

To reserve your spot, follow the link: https://form.jotform.com/73087363955164

Heartsong Circle is a peaceful gathering for all people, regardless of
nationality, faith or creed to listen to each other with respect and
share loving, uplifting thoughts, dreams, prayers and song in a safe,
supportive space.

"Yoga is for all. Yoga is universal. It is not a sectarian affair. It
is a way to God and not a creed. The practice of Yoga is not opposed
to any religion or any sacred Church. It is purely spiritual and
universal. It does not contradict any one's sincere faith.

Yoga is not a religion, but an aid to the practice of the basic
spiritual truths in all religions. Yoga can be practiced by a
Christian or a Buddhist (or a Muslim, a Jew, a Pagan...) or an
atheist.

To be a Yogin means to abide continuously in God and to live at peace
with (men). Yoga is Union with God. God dwells in all."  Swami Sivananda

We hope you will join us.

Namaste,
Ron & Mahala

P.S. Mahala will have her ukulele and Ron is bringing his harmonium.
This is a yogic experience not to be missed.

View Event →
Q&A for Teacher Training
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

Q&A for Teacher Training

Have questions about the upcoming Teacher Training?  We will be Facetiming with the instructor Stephanie from San Diego.  Come anytime between 5:30-6:30pm to ask questions and receive more info on the training that takes place January 22-28 & April 16-22.

View Event →
Learn How To Meditate with Mahala
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Learn How To Meditate with Mahala

This is a beginner workshop to learn about meditation, how to meditate and different ways to meditate. Studies show that 30 minutes of meditation accounts for 8 hours of sleep.

Here are a few other benefits of meditation:    Meditation reduces stress.....

  • It improves concentration. ...
  • It encourages a healthy lifestyle.
  • The practice increases self-awareness. ...
  • It increases happiness.
  • Meditation increases acceptance. ...
  • It slows aging.
  • The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health

There are many different ways to meditate. Learn how to begin, what might work better for you and how you can incorporate meditation into your daily practice. Mahala will provide easy, fun, digestible tools and methods to start your meditation practice.

We will begin the workshop with a short guided meditation, followed by a brief talk, and then we will practice and learn several ways to meditate. There are many ways to meditate and doesn't have to be difficult, time consuming or challenging. It can be a part of your daily life and be a positive, uplifting and great experience.

Bring an open mind, open heart and bring a journal and/or notebook and a pen to write down any of your experiences. Also, please wear comfortable clothes and be ready to start taking a step in the right direction.

Cost is $25 per person.  Bring a friend & each pay $20.

View Event →
Demo Day
Oct
28
7:45 AM07:45

Demo Day

Try a class or 2 or 3 or all 4 for FREE!  

745-830am Pound with Brittney
845-930am Vinyasa Flow with Emely
945-1030am PiYo with Brenna
1045-1130am Hatha 2 With Lindsay

Giveaways! Food! Fun!
 

View Event →