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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Intro to Sanskrit with Shelley Christopherson Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Introduction to Sanskrit
with Shelley Christopherson
 
Sunday, October 29, 4-5:30pm
 
Have you ever felt curious about the Sanskrit words you hear in your yoga class? Or felt intimidated by the chanting teachers offer before or at the end of class? Come uncover the first layer of ‘mystery’ behind this ancient technology. This 90-minute class will introduce you to the sounds of Sanskrit in an approachable way. Learn how making these sounds relates directly to your yoga or ayurveda practice. No experience necessary.

Continuing education hours available for Yoga Alliance CEUs.

YOUR INVESTMENT:
Regular Rate* > $30
Soul Members-Only Rate** > $24

*Please note that the Regular Rate applies to all pass holders, drop-ins AND Deha Members.

**Soul Members are students that have signed a contract for unlimited yoga and have an autopay schedule. Please do not choose this option if you have a class pass or only pay for drop-ins.

Deha's Refund Policy for special classes like this one:
All purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class has already begun. Please contact the studio with any questions or concerns; we are here to help!

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Shelley Christopherson has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001. She studied Comparative Religions at San Diego State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver 1998-2005, where she fell in love with Eastern religion, spirituality and philosophy. She received her RYT200 from Ashtanga and Iyengar-based school, Axis Yoga, in Denver in 2005. The past 10 years have to been devoted to Sanskrit studies with Dr. Katy Komenda. This practice has deepened her awareness of the subtle body, bridged an endless awakening to the ancient texts, and inspired a deep love for the language of the yoga tradition. She has taught all over the state of Alaska, and is currently residing in Anchorage with her family.

Megan is so pleased and honored that her personal Sanskrit teacher will be guest teaching at Deha! Pranams to you, Shelley. <3  

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Full Moon Nidra Night with Justine Schwab Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The full moon can be an energetically intense time of the month. Full Moon Nidra night will encompass a variety of practices to ground and balance the flood of emotion that we often feel overwhelmed by when not fully in tune with what we’re experiencing. Our practice will include mindful awareness, setting our sankalpa, or intention formed between heart and mind, an asana practice to encourage energetic movement, as well as the deeply nurturing practice of Yoga Nidra. Come prepared to move, groove, and celebrate deep transformation.

“A great Awakening has begun. People around the world are opening their eyes to their own spiritual natures. They are beginning to see who they truly are and what they have always been -beings with an eternal past and a glorious future.”    ~Betty Eadie

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YOUR INVESTMENT:

Regular Rate $35
Members-Only Rate* $28
Soul Members-Only Rate $0

*Members are students that have signed a contract for unlimited yoga and have an autopay schedule. Please do not choose this option if you have a class pass or only pay for drop-ins.

Deha's Refund Policy for special classes like this one:
All purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class has already begun. Please contact the studio with any questions or concerns; we are here to help!

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Mantra Meditation with Shelley Christopherson Next held on Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 5, 2017 - Sun Nov 19, 2017
Mantra Meditation with Shelley
A 3-week exploration of Sanskrit, chanting and mantra meditation

Come learn how chanting the pure sounds of Sanskrit are a tool to help you slide into meditation easier. In this 3-part series, you will be introduced to simple one-line mantras and will explore their meaning & use. We will also practice a japa mantra meditation technique; a great way to begin a meditation practice or enliven the one you already have! This class is for all levels, no experience necessary.

Continuing education hours available for Yoga Alliance CEUs.

YOUR INVESTMENT:

  • Full Series Rate* > $60
  • Full Series Soul Members-Only Rate** > $48
  • Drop-In Rate > $25/class

*Please note that this Rate applies to all pass holders, drop-ins AND Deha Members.

**Soul Members are students that have signed a Soul Membership contract for unlimited yoga. Please do not choose this option if you have a class pass or only pay for drop-ins.

Deha's Refund Policy for special classes like this one:
All purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class has already begun. Please contact the studio with any questions or concerns; we are here to help!

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Shelley Christopherson has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2001. She studied Comparative Religions at San Diego State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver 1998-2005, where she fell in love with Eastern religion, spirituality and philosophy. She received her RYT200 from Ashtanga and Iyengar-based school, Axis Yoga, in Denver in 2005. The past 10 years have to been devoted to Sanskrit studies with Dr. Katy Komenda. This practice has deepened her awareness of the subtle body, bridged an endless awakening to the ancient texts, and inspired a deep love for the language of the yoga tradition. She has taught all over the state of Alaska, and is currently residing in Anchorage with her family.

Megan is so pleased and honored that her personal Sanskrit teacher will be guest teaching at Deha! Pranams to you, Shelley. <3

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Knees Yoga Tune Up with Kimberly Greeff Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Yoga Tune Up® & Roll Model® Method: KNEES
with Kimberly Greeff, creator of Evolve Yoga

Knees selflessly support you from the moment your feet touch the ground in the morning, funneling the weight from your hip down to your ankle through the day's activities. Knee pain can happen to the best of us. Whether it’s general wear and tear, osteoarthritis, a sports injury, dance, yoga or perhaps a bad fall this therapeutic workshop will help bring cranky or achy knee’s back into balance, keep healthy a knee along with the neighboring ankles and hips, supported, and pain-free!
 
In this workshop, you'll learn the basic anatomy of this complicated joint that supports almost all of a person’s body weight! With the aid of YTU therapy balls, you'll explore potential areas of tension in your tissues both above and below the knee that may be causing pain and discomfort. Learn to strengthen and stretch with therapeutic practices that will help you gain control of the muscles of the ankles, knees, and hips. Challenge these targeted areas from every conceivable direction building mobility, stability, and agility with advanced Yoga Tune Up® exercises. Students will see the progressive potential in the self-care of this joint whether working with a knee injury, recovering from a knee injury or wanting to prevent an injury.
 
The Roll Model Method balls are an excellent tool for preparation for and recovery from all your activities whether you are a serious athlete, a weekend warrior or a regular human trying to function without pain.

YOUR INVESTMENT:
Regular Rate $55
Members-Only Rate* $44
Soul Members-Only Rate* $0

*Members are students that have signed a contract for unlimited yoga and have an autopay schedule. Please do not choose this option if you have a class pass or only pay for drop-ins.

Deha's Refund Policy for special classes like this one:
All purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class has already begun. Please contact the studio with any questions or concerns; we are here to help!
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Kimberly Greeff is a certified Yoga Tune Up® & Roll Model® Method instructor massage therapist with over 17 years of experience in the field of self-care. Creator of Evolve Yoga, Kimberly brings an innovative, interdisciplinary approach that helps students foster an empowered and embodied experience. A believer in the bodies’ ability to heal, Kimberly’s teaching encourages body cognition and self-discovery, firmly grounded in anatomical awareness.

Deha Yoga is incredibly honored to host Kim and we sincerely hope you do not miss out on this opportunity to practice with such an experienced teacher! <3

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Healing With Sound with Gail Jackson Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

HEALING WITH SOUND
Saturday, November 18, 4-6pm
 
Join Megan Piersma (RYT500 & owner of Deha Yoga) and Gail Jackson (Certified Sound Practitioner) for an evening unlike any you've experienced! You do NOT want to miss this. 
 
During the first hour, Megan will guide you in crafting a sankalpa (an intention for healing), chanting, breathwork and opening the body-mind-spirit through sweet & slow movement.
 
Gail will lead you in the second hour of this special event and it involves reclining (with all the yoga props for maximum comfort) and absorbing the incredible healing sounds of a variety of instruments such as gongs, crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, chimes and drums.
 
Sound healing is an ancient practice that uses sound frequencies to bring balance, harmony and health to all levels of our being. Sound research has shown that listening to percussive instruments can reduce stress, depression and anxiety and can assist the receiver in achieving a deeply meditative state.
 
Please be sure to register online, as we expect this event to fill quickly. Space is limited to 30 participants. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your favorite pillow, blanket or shawl to make it extra cozy!
 
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Your Investment:
$38 for Drop-Ins
$30 for Deha Members*
$10 for Deha Soul Members*
 
* Deha Members and Soul Members are students that have signed a Membership Agreement and are on an autopay schedule. Please do not select these pricing options if you have a pass or purchase drop-in classes.

Refund Policy:
If you cannot make this event and cancel at least 48 hours before the start, your payment will be credited back to your account to be used towards future services or retail at Deha. If you cancel within the 48 hour window or do not show up, your payment will not be refunded or returned.  
 
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Hip Harmony Yoga Tune Up with Kimberly Greeff Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Yoga Tune Up® & Roll Model® Method: HIP HARMONY
with Kimberly Greeff, creator of Evolve Yoga

Do you sit at a desk for long hours?
Are you experiencing back pain?
Are you a runner or cyclist?
Do you want to know how you can enjoy a lifetime of yoga practice without abusing your soft tissues and joints?

Then this workshop is for you! We will start by releasing long-held tension in our glutes, legs and lower back, using our grippy Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls. We will
then move through some fun out of the box exercises and poses that will create strength, stability, and spaciousness in your hips. You will leave with a newfound understanding of how your hips relate to your entire body and how they can support you in enjoying activities you love!

The Roll Model Method balls are an excellent tool for preparation for and recovery from all your activities whether you are a serious athlete, a weekend warrior or a regular human trying to function without pain.

YOUR INVESTMENT:
Regular Rate $55
Members-Only Rate* $44
Soul Members-Only Rate* $0

*Members are students that have signed a contract for unlimited yoga and have an autopay schedule. Please do not choose this option if you have a class pass or only pay for drop-ins.

Deha's Refund Policy for special classes like this one:
All purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class has already begun. Please contact the studio with any questions or concerns; we are here to help!
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Kimberly Greeff is a certified Yoga Tune Up® & Roll Model® Method instructor massage therapist with over 17 years of experience in the field of self-care. Creator of Evolve Yoga, Kimberly brings an innovative, interdisciplinary approach that helps students foster an empowered and embodied experience. A believer in the bodies’ ability to heal, Kimberly’s teaching encourages body cognition and self-discovery, firmly grounded in anatomical awareness.

Deha Yoga is incredibly honored to host Kim and we sincerely hope you do not miss out on this opportunity to practice with such an experienced teacher! <3

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Intro to Meditation: 3-Week Series with Megan Piersma Next held on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Dec 6, 2017 - Wed Dec 20, 2017
Intro to Meditation
a three-week series for establishing a regular practice

Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm > Dec 6, 13 & 20
 
Do you want to meditate but don't know how? Are you super uncomfortable sitting still for more than a few minutes? Or that there's too much going on in your mind and there is NO WAY you'll be able to stop all that busyness? Join Megan and guest instructors for a 3-week series designed to debunk common meditation myths, get you comfortable in your body and familiar with the myriad of benefits that a regular meditation practice offers.  
 
This series is appropriate for beginners with no prior experience but would also be enjoyed by anyone who is looking for a refresher on techniques or who wants some additional support for their practice.
 
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YOUR INVESTMENT:
  • $60 > Regular Rate
  • $48 > Deha Members*
  • $0 > Deha Soul Members*

*Members & Soul Members are students that have signed a contract for unlimited yoga and have an autopay schedule. Please do not choose this option if you have a class pass or only pay for drop-ins.

Deha's Refund Policy for special classes like this one:
All purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class has already begun. Please contact the studio with any questions or concerns; we are here to help!

 
 
 
 
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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Megan Piersma Next held on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jan 21, 2018 - Sun Jan 28, 2018
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
a 30-hour Yoga Alliance accredited training 

Lead by Megan Piersma, RYT500 & Restorative Yoga junkie
 
January 21-28, 2018 > 25 Contact + 5 Non-Contact Hours
 
This training is for Registered Yoga Teachers (those that have already received their 200-hour certificate) or for serious students of Restorative Yoga. 
 
What this 30-Hour Course will include:
  • many opportunities to directly experience the magic and benefit of Restorative Yoga
  • the art of teaching, speaking and sequencing Restorative Yoga
  • the science of relaxation, the physiology of stress on the human body & brain
  • physical, energetic, & emotional benefits this deeply healing practice
  • breathing practices, guided relaxation practices & meditation practices all designed specifically for inclusion in a Restorative Yoga practice
  • practice teaching your peers
Full Schedule Details:
> Sunday, January 21, 4-9pm (5)
> Tuesday, January 23, 6-9pm (3)
> Thursday, January 25, 6-9pm (3)
> Saturday, January 27, 11am-1:30pm, 3-7pm (6.5)
> Sunday, January 28, 10am-12pm, 2-7:30pm (7.5)
 
Your Investment:
  • $485 > for non-RYTs (includes manual & book)
  • $515 > for RYTs (includes manual, book & Yoga Alliance certificate)
Training is limited to 15 participants. 
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Megan Piersma, RYT500 & Owner of Deha Yoga has been practicing Restorative Yoga for over a decade and teaching this delicious practice for about 6 years now and she is thrilled to offer this course to the yoga community of Anchorage! Through her own restorative practice, Megan has been able to reduce the effects of stress, particularly on her gastrointestinal system, and sees firsthand the immense benefits of a regular relaxation practice. Megan's advanced training was through Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, BC and she gives huge gratitude to her teachers Tianne Allan, Judith Hanson Lasater, Anodea Judith and Cyndi Lee. 
Megan & Deha Yoga look forward to diving deep into the practices of restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation with you!
 
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