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summer challenge kick off event

june 3 @ 9am - 11am 

Do some yoga, make some friends, get a cool T-Shirt! 

 

 

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2nd ANNUAL 90 DAY CHALLENGE: JUNE 3 - AUGUST 31, 2018

We invite all regular and new students to pick their ideal class attendance level and join the Summer Challenge.  The goal of the challenge is for each of you to experiment with increasing the frequency and consistency in which you practice yoga.  The benefits of a committed yoga practice are significant and follow a dose/response pattern.  Simply stated, the more you do it the more you get from it.  This is not about losing weight or making yourself “better”, rather it is about the life-changing results of regular self-care.  

The Challenge begins Sunday, June 3 with an all levels Ashtanga class followed by challenge information.  This is the first class eligible for counting towards your goal.  You do not have to attend the kick-off class to participate in the Challenge, you can join any time between 6/3 and 6/30/2018.  Challenge ends Friday, August 31 with a celebration potluck party where you will receive your t-shirt!

How the challenge works

 AYS Spokane Summer Challenge 2017 Potluck Party

AYS Spokane Summer Challenge 2017 Potluck Party

  1. To sign up is easy, just purchase the $20 enrollment fee (does not include yoga, does include a t-shirt) and you are good to go! Buy enrollment fee by clicking here.

  2. Choose to complete 26, 52 or 70 classes June 3 thru August 31.  2 classes/week =26, 4 classes/week =52, 5+ classes/week =70+   

  3. All of our classes are eligible towards your goal.  Regular rates apply for all yoga classes.  Any pass will work for the Challenge.  We recommend the Summer Challenge Unlimited Pass if you don't have a pass.  Buy a pass by clicking here.

  4. Enjoy summer by focusing on your yoga practice!

  5. Celebrate the end of the Challenge with a potluck party on Friday, August 31 and receive your 2018 AYSS t-shirt!

Not a member but want to do the Challenge and pay less for classes?  We recommend the Summer Challenge Unlimited Pass - only $225!  This summer pass is ONLY for students participating in the challenge that are not auto-pay members so you can try out a 3-month membership at a VERY affordable rate (it breaks down to only $75/mo).  This pass is valid June 1 - Aug 31 for unlimited regular classes.  It expires Aug 31 w/ no extensions.  The $20 enrollment fee is not included in the price of this pass and must be purchase separately.  


moon day supplemental class with karen vielle

June 13 @ 7:00am 

 

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ABOUT THE CLASS  

These one-hour passive stretching yoga classes are the perfect supplement to an active practice.  They are designed to help release tight connective tissue.  We’ve placed them on our schedule once a month on the day of rest – a moon day – on purpose, to gently restore your body.   By taking these classes you can learn passive stretches to help you release the tighter areas of your body safely.  This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

WHY A SUPPLEMENTAL PRACTICE?  

The Ashtanga practice is a dynamic form of yoga designed to generate heat.  Heat helps to stretch and strengthen muscles and bones; it detoxifies organs and blood.  Although there are many health benefits, to create balance it can be very effective to supplement our active practice with a slower, more passive kind of yoga which helps release tight connective tissue.  Connective tissue surrounds and supports our muscles and all of the tissues of the body, it needs to be stretched carefully and slowly.  If connective tissue becomes hardened it can restrict your flexibility, which may be keeping you from progressing in practice or putting you at risk for injury. 

CLASS FEES:  regular class rates apply.  View the monthly moon day schedule here.


Free community talk with Shelley enlow 

next talk is in july ... stay tuned for details!

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ABOUT COMMUNITY TALKS

These one-hour talks are a wonderful way to support your personal yoga practice by helping you stay connected, motivated, and inspired.  We welcome all yoga practitioners from all schools of yoga as well as anyone interested in learning about yoga.  Community talks are designed around yoga theory to provide a deeper layer to the teachings of yoga.  They are meant to be interactive beginning with call and response to select chants, progressing into the topic of the day, and finishing with a Q&A session.  Questions are encouraged; this could be about a specific posture, bandhas, working with injuries, questions about the system, basically questions you have about your practice.  

As always, our community talks are free, everyone is welcome!


DAVID GARRIGUES WEEKEND WORKSHOP & SEMI-PRIVATE MYSORE

October 12 - 14, 2018

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We are honored to welcome back certified Ashtanga teacher, David Garrigues.  The weekend workshop offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice that help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.  Two semi-private Mysore classes are offered Oct 11 & 12.  

Registration is now OPEN!  The workshop is suitable for ALL LEVELS including beginners.  There is limited space for this workshop so don't wait as it will fill up!