Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Essential Oils and Yoga: Surrender Receive with Ann Carroll Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Oct 21, 1:00-2:30pm

$25/ $35 day of

One must first release to make room for the ability to receive the new.

Explore gentle yoga paired with essential oils designed to increase energy and calm the mind, release old patterns and create space for new healthy & happy ones.

Incorporating essential oils, the very essence of plants to assist in emotional healing. We will explore several different oils as we move through a gentle yoga practice focusing on the breath and leading into deep relaxation. As we release anything that does not serve our higher purpose and make room for emotional balance and the space for the receiving all things new.
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Sunset Yoga and Wine at Old Fort Jackson with Kelley Boyd Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A benefit for Coastal Heritage Society!
Registration Closes Oct 23rd!

Early Bird Cost: $20 for SYC/CHS members & $25
General public by Oct. 19

Late registration: $35 for all after October 19th 

Join Kelley at the Old Fort Jackson for Sunset Yoga and Wine! 
 
This all levels yoga class will take place on the rice field of Old Fort Jackson as the sun sets over the Savannah River. After class enjoy a glass of wine, community, history and a brief exploration of Old Fort Jackson.

All are welcome (21yrs+)

Registration price includes yoga, amazing atmosphere, community, history and a glass of wine.

(Additional glass of wine extra-CASH ONLY)
 
Location: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404

What to Bring:
- yoga mat
- props (if you use them)
- bug spray (just in case)
- hand towel (if a muggy day)
- sunglasses (maybe!)
- CASH for additional glass of wine
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Headbangers Halloween Hatha Flow & Costume Party with Joe Basler Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Melodic Movements of Yoga meets Metal
Oct 28th
6 - 7:30 pm
$25 Early Bird/ $40 after Oct 25th
 
A Coastal Heritage Society Fundraiser!

Come explore the fluidity of yoga while while listening to the thrashy, heart pumping sounds of metal with SYC's own Joe Basler. This 75 minute class will dive deep into the pits of the body and breath awareness within a space where the soothing drones of the guitar will be your guide.
 
Halloween costumes not required yet highly encouraged!
 
All Levels Welcome.
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FUNdamentals: A Beginners Guide to WARM FORREST YOGA with Lauren McDonald Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

November 4
1 - 3:30 pm
$35

In these sessions you will gain the tools you need to build your confidence and stregthen your yoga practice while having fun getting familiar with our diverse styles of yoga.

With expert guidance and time for questions you are in great hands - in a judgement free zone! Experienced students will benefit by getting a more in-depth experience of the style of yoga presented.

FUNdamentals: A Beinngers Guide to WARM FORREST YOGA
What + Why "Forrest", signature FY poses, why heated, ritual.

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Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Ann Carroll Next held on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Nov 17, 2017 - Sun Nov 19, 2017
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Ann Carroll
All Levels Welcome
November 17-19, 2017
$250 early bird
$350 after October 24th

Yoga is extremely beneficial for Moms-be be. Yoga teachers, Yoga teachers currently enrolled in SYC’s 300 hour teacher training program, midwives, OB’s, L&D Nurses, Doulas and Moms-to Be are all invited to explore ways that yoga can assist pregnant women through this roller-coaster time in a woman’s life.

If you want to support women through all of the stages of their lives and immerse yourself in the study of yoga for motherhood this program is designed for you. Throughout this weekend training you will explore and develop the skills necessary to help others with their pregnancy and birth through yoga.

In this program you will:
Gain knowledge of which traditional yoga asanas are useful during pregnancy and ways to modify those postures.
Discover pregnancy and labor specific asana postures.
Learn contraindications and how yoga postures can be adapted for each trimester.
Dive into the anatomy of pregnancy and how yoga can address specific discomforts associated with pregnancy.
Explore the emotional, social and psychological needs of pregnant women to help them find peace and balance.
Understand ways to foster mother & baby bonding and provide a supportive yoga community amongst pregnant women.
Learn important relaxation and breathing techniques for mothers-to-be.

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Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Ann Carroll
Course Syllabus:

Friday 9:00am-12:30pm: Philosophy & Ethics
Introductions
General benefits & background of PY
Psychology of pregnancy & birth high risk pregnancy
Cultural attitudes about birth
Ethics of working with pregnant women

Friday 2:00-5:00pm Techniques & practice
Trimester specific techniques
Asanas, alignment and modification
Relaxation & stress management
Breathing techniques (pranayama in pregnancy)

Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm Teaching Methodology
Design trimester specific classes vs. multi-trimester classes
General sequencing & asanas for common discomforts
Guidelines for asanas, modifications & contraindications

Saturday 2:00-5:00pm Anatomy & Physiology
Physical changes in pregnancy
Baby development
Ailments & discomforts of pregnancy
Optimal baby positioning

Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm Birth & Delivery & Postpartum
Medical and holistic models of care
Birth choices/empowered birth
Stages of labor & yoga for birthing
Postpartum anatomy & issues
Mama & Baby Yoga

Ann Carroll, RPT, E-RYT 500, CLD, CCCE has been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for the past 16 years and is also a Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator. She loves sharing the magic of yoga with people in all stages of life. She has taught in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of student populations. Ann started practicing Integral Hatha Yoga® in the early 90’s as a way to combat stress in her job and personal life. After realizing the astounding benefits relating to stress and the workplace, she chose to attend a four week live-in teacher training at the Satchidananda Ashram near Buckingham Virginia in 2000. Once that program was completed, she began to teach classes in a variety of settings, with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga.

In 2001 she attended another two week teacher training at the same facility specifically addressing bringing yoga into an office or boardroom setting. Subsequent trainings at The Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts and the AshvilleYogaCenter prepared her to teach Pregnancy Yoga. She is honored to teach that modality because of the incredible benefits her students have experienced before and after delivery.” She is a 500-Level Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, a member of the Integral Yoga® Teachers Association and founder and member of The Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association (SATYA). She organized Yoga Celebration Day in October, 2004 in Savannah Georgia and Yoga for Peace on September 6, 2006 and September 8, 2007 in Savannah Georgia. Ann has participated on the teaching staff of Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training since the program’s inception in 2007. She has also assisted in a number of Teacher Trainings at Satchidananda Ashram.

As an addition to her Pregnancy Yoga practice, Ann became certified as a childbirth educator in January 2007, a Labor Doula in December 2007 and a Hypnobirthing® Instructor in 2012. Since December 2006, she has been honored to attend and assist more than 100 babies into the world. For more information about Ann please go to www.douladeliveries.com.

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Kathryn Budig - SAT AM 2017 ONLY with GUEST TEACHER Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

SAT AM 9-11am UNF*CK WITHABLE: All Levels Flow Session $60
Learn to empower yourself through strong flow, challenging posture, focused mantras, and plenty of deep laughter. No need to be defined by the expectations of others any longer. Find peace and a place where zero drama can find or effect you.
 
Reservations for events, including but not limited to special classes, trainings, and workshops are non-refundable or reimbursable. Purchases may be transferred to another individual with 24 hour advance written notice.
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Kathryn Budig - SAT PM 2017 ONLY with GUEST TEACHER Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

SAT PM 12:30-2:30pm Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Backbends: All Levels $60
Calling all yogis who dislike backbends (but secretly want to enjoy them)! We all deserve happiness in our pursuit of backbends, and this workshop is here to grant you those rights. Backbends can be glorious poses when done correctly. They open the heart, shoulders, and idea of what is possible. This workshop will break down the basic alignment and cues to keep our bodies safe and happy. We'll use partner work and hands on adjustments to deepen our awareness and posture, and attempt a few backbends that are rarely seen in flow classes.
 
Reservations for events, including but not limited to special classes, trainings, and workshops are non-refundable or reimbursable. Purchases may be transferred to another individual with 24 hour advance written notice.
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Kathryn Budig Yoga: UNF*CKWITHABLE - ENTIRE WEEKEND with Kathryn Budig Next held on Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 9, 2017 - Sun Dec 10, 2017
$140 All Sessions before Nov 1st / $180 after Nov 1st
$60 individual sessions

Kathryn Budig is internationally known to rock the microphone and a celebrated yoga teacher/author. She's known for being approachable, hilarious, and her ability to empower her students through her message, “aim true.” 

Kathryn is a warrior for self-acceptance, honesty, and helping students and readers find true balance. The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Drama before moving to Los Angeles, where she trained under the tutelage of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller.

Join us for a fun and action packed (and maybe a few curse words or two) weekend! We are excited to welcome Kathryn back to Savannah Yoga Center for her 9th year!
 
SAT AM 9-11am UNF*CK WITHABLE: All Levels Flow Session $60
Learn to empower yourself through strong flow, challenging posture, focused mantras, and plenty of deep laughter. No need to be defined by the expectations of others any longer. Find peace and a place where zero drama can find or effect you.

SAT PM 12:30-2:30pm Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Backbends: All Levels $60
Calling all yogis who dislike backbends (but secretly want to enjoy them)! We all deserve happiness in our pursuit of backbends, and this workshop is here to grant you those rights. Backbends can be glorious poses when done correctly. They open the heart, shoulders, and idea of what is possible. This workshop will break down the basic alignment and cues to keep our bodies safe and happy. We'll use partner work and hands on adjustments to deepen our awareness and posture, and attempt a few backbends that are rarely seen in flow classes.

SUN AM 9-11am Inversions: Altimeter Check $60
Everyone dreams of flying but fears the chance of a crash and burn. This workshop builds a strong foundation of strength in the mindset and physical body to break through preconceived notions of our abilities. We are gifted beyond our imagination and this workshop will playful support and encourage your untapped potential to dance on your hands and see the world from a different view. Drop fear and step forward with a smile on your face and love in your heart and you'll already be lighter and ready to flip it around. Great for baby birds and seasoned fliers, just come open to being challenged with the most playful of ways!

Reservations for events, including but not limited to special classes, trainings, and workshops are non-refundable or reimbursable. Purchases may be transferred to another individual with 24 hour advance written notice.

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Kathryn Budig - SUN AM 2017 ONLY with GUEST TEACHER Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

SUN AM 9-11am Inversions: Altimeter Check $60
Everyone dreams of flying but fears the chance of a crash and burn. This workshop builds a strong foundation of strength in the mindset and physical body to break through preconceived notions of our abilities. We are gifted beyond our imagination and this workshop will playful support and encourage your untapped potential to dance on your hands and see the world from a different view. Drop fear and step forward with a smile on your face and love in your heart and you'll already be lighter and ready to flip it around. Great for baby birds and seasoned fliers, just come open to being challenged with the most playful of ways!
 
Reservations for events, including but not limited to special classes, trainings, and workshops are non-refundable or reimbursable. Purchases may be transferred to another individual with 24 hour advance written notice.
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FUNdamentals: A Beginners Guide to LOTUS FLOW YOGA with Kelley Boyd Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

December 16
1 - 3:30 pm
$35

In these sessions you will gain the tools you need to build your confidence and stregthen your yoga practice while having fun getting familiar with our diverse styles of yoga.

With expert guidance and time for questions you are in great hands - in a judgement free zone! Experienced students will benefit by getting a more in-depth experience of the style of yoga presented.

FUNdamentals: A Beinngers Guide to LOTUS FLOW YOGA
What + Why "Lotus Flow", signature LF poses, basic intro to chakras/chanting/mudra.

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David Keil, Yoga Anatomy - Entire Weekend, Jan 5-7, 2017 with GUEST TEACHER Next held on Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 5, 2018 - Sun Jan 7, 2018
Jan 5-7, Entire Weekend
$185 before Dec 30th/$215 after Dec 30th

Anatomical Ideas, Friday - 6:30-9:00pm
- Introduction to the overall dynamics and systems of the body: fascial network, muscular principles and functions, skeletal system and how it all applies to yoga.

Exploring the Leg, Saturday - 8:30am-12:00pm
- The foot/ankle relationship to posture.
- The knee, one of the most complicated joints and why it’s so prone to injury.
- The hips as a powerful mover of the legs, a platform for the torso and why they’re so tight!

Spine and Psoas, Saturday - 1:30-5:00pm
- The pelvis as the foundation for seated postures
- The spine: understand how and why it functions and dysfunctions the way it does!
- The psoas-muscle: the single most important postural and structural muscle in our body.

Breath and Arms, Sunday - 9:00-12:00pm
-Breathing is a primary act of life. It links everything together in the practice and is our gateway to the subtle components of the practice!
- How do arms and the complex shoulders affect our practice?

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David Keil, Anatomical Ideas, Friday - 6:30pm - 9:00pm with GUEST TEACHER Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, January 5th 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$50


- Introduction to the overall dynamics and systems of the body: fascial network, muscular principles and functions, skeletal system and how it all applies to yoga.
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David Keil, Exploring the Leg, Saturday - 8:30 am - 12pm with GUEST TEACHER Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, January 6th 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$55
 
- The foot/ankle relationship to posture.
- The knee, one of the most complicated joints and why it's so prone to injury.
- The hips as a powerful mover of the legs, a platform for the torso and why they're so tight!
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David Keil, Spine and Psoas, Saturday - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm with GUEST TEACHER Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 6th 2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$55
 
- The pelvis as the foundation for seated postures.
- The spine: understand how and why it functions and dysfunctions the way it does!
- The psoas-muscle: the single most important postural and structural muscle in our body.
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David Keil, Breath and Arms, Sunday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm with GUEST TEACHER Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, January 7th 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$55
 
- Breathing is a primary act of life. It links everything together in the practice and is our gateway to the subtle components of the practice!
- How do arms and the complex shoulders affect our practice?
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FUNdamentals: A Beginners Guide to FLOW YOGA with Cailyn Blair Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jan 13 2018
1 - 3:30 pm
$35

In these sessions you will gain the tools you need to build your confidence and stregthen your yoga practice while having fun getting familiar with our diverse styles of yoga.

With expert guidance and time for questions you are in great hands - in a judgement free zone! Experienced students will benefit by getting a more in-depth experience of the style of yoga presented.

FUNdamentals: A Beinngers Guide to FLOW YOGA
What + Why dynamic, slow etc "Flow", yoga breathing, mind/body/spirit connection with fluid movement.

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