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Join Us Saturday for Mantra Workshop Followed By Open Kirtan

Posted on: September 6th, 2013
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hdsAn evening workshop followed by open kirtan: We will directly experience our unlimited capacity to evolve mentally, physically, and emotionally. We will use Kundalini Yoga and the technology of mantra music (kirtan) to beautify the body and raise our spirits, Austin, and the World!Practitioners and teachers of Kundalini yoga, former students and staff of Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India, Hardev Singh Khalsa, Hari Mitar Singh Khalsa, Hari Rai Kaur Khalsa and Amrit Kaur Khalsa live to travel the world and share the joy of life through Kundalini Yoga and live music. Limited Space.

Kundalini Yoga and Kirtan (sound current) is the yoga of awareness the ancient technology for exponential mental, physical, and emotional self evolution.

For more info and registration contact Hardev Singh Khalsa:
$25 includes Workshop 5:00-7:00pm and open Kirtan 7:30-9:00.
$10 Kirtan only 7:30-9:00.

Monday Sep 2nd is a Free Day of Yoga

Posted on: August 30th, 2013
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Please join us for any class on Monday September 2nd for free Yoga and Qi-Gong classes at Sanctuary Yoga.

Join Chrispy Bhagat Singh for “Flow Know Grow: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Our Yoga Practice”

Posted on: August 1st, 2013
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“Flow, Know and Grow”
Finding Purpose and Meaning in Our Practice – Moving Out Into the WorldExploring powerful and subtle Vinyasa flows, we’ll use our asana practice as a tool for discernment. This will be an investigation of our selves, of our unique abilities, to discover our deeper purpose and our ability to act meaningfully.

Each of us has the power to serve; when we come from authenticity with meaning, our service – or Seva – can add purpose to our lives as well as support those in need.

We hope to be able to help each and every student to activate and engage and to begin to discern how each of us can become conscious activists.

A practice of slow and long, deep devotional flows, coupled with periods of introspection. The asana will be followed by a meditation and short discussion. Accessible to all levels.

I’ll be offering this twice in August:

suggested donation is $25-$50, anything gratefully accepted. All proceeds to benefit the 2013 Off the Mat Into the World Global Seva Challenge.

Please join me to support indigenous rights, rainforest conservation and environmental support for Ecuador! Read more here.

Date & Time: Saturdays, August 10th and 24th, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm
Lineage: Vinyasa
Level: All

During Chrispy’s class, you will be challenged: It will be loud, nectar will be wrung from your body as you fervently supplicate. You will be emptied, provoked and confronted in a supportive manner… the first stop on the path of fulfillment is to get fully empty.Chrispy is a Mindfulness and Yoga Educator trained in Vinyasa Ashtanga, Hatha, and Kundalini Yoga, focusing on MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). Not only a facilitator for Asana and Mindfulness, he is also a Spiritual Intelligence Mentor and an Ordained Rector, and uses these modalities to bring clarity, empowerment and transformation to each class. Chrispy has studied with world-renowned masters of the crafts in Mindfulness, Meditation, Asana, Philosophy, Tantra, Ayurveda (the yogic science of life), Jyotish (the yogic science of astrology), the Chakra system, the Five Elements, as well as both Yogic and Western anatomy.Chrispy seeks to combine the dynamic flow of Ashtanga, the subtle energetics of Kundalini and the sweaty good times of Vinyasa into a transformational experience – moving meditations, physical prayer, transcendence and surrender, passion and compassion. His current focus includes moving into and facilitating Conscious Activism, teaching the asana practice of yoga in multiple settings to diverse audiences, and instructing MBSR. He is also the founder of a non-profit service organization, Austin Yoga Tribe, which currently works to raise funds and awareness to combat sexual-trafficking and slavery.


Yoga and Mandala Drawing

Posted on: July 16th, 2013
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Yoga and Mandala Drawing is taught by Anstasia Grebnova. Anastasia received her yoga teacher certification from Kripalu Center, the largest & most established center for yoga and holistic living in the U.S. Anastasia has also been a professional painter for over ten years. She has been fascinated with mandalas as a macro / micro reflection of our inner universe. Her workshop combining Yoga and mandala drawing comes out of the yoga and painting experience.

The Yoga portion of this workshop is true to Hatha Yoga where poses are held for longer periods of time, allowing the body to open and relax. The sequences are designed to help move the spine in several directions. Guided deep relaxation is followed by mandala drawing at the end of the class.Specific poses included:• Lower back poses and hip openers
• Seated sequences head and neck movements
• Cat series
• Hip openers
• Seated spinal twist
• Standing positions
• Guided Deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

This workshop leads the participant through experiments that can awaken their sense of touch, weight, space and movement, the doorways to personal expression. We are our own teachers as we share images, insights and experiences. This workshop is about using your curiosity to discover what your body wants to show you.

We explore our bodies’ response to movement / weight / texture /space / seeing. We learn from ourselves and each other. This is a workshop for anyone who is curious to see what their innate expression looks like on the page.

Everyone is welcome.

Cost $20; Save your spot, register here:[start_date]=2013-07-27
Regular class passes do not apply towards paying for workshops.

Free Yoga Introduction to Shakti Naam Yoga

Posted on: April 24th, 2013
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SHAKTI NAAM YOGA will be presented for the very first time here in Austin, Texas at this free yoga introduction. SHAKTI NAAM YOGA is a powerful yoga as taught by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry. Introduction and classes will be presented by International Yoga Teacher Trainer, Courtney Miller of NAAM YOGA, Los Angeles.

Join us for this Free Yoga Introduction to Shakti Naam Yoga!

SHAKTI NAAM is a sophisticated, elegant and extremely healing form of yoga hardly known to the western world and practiced by yogic masters of the Himalayas in secret. During the class you will receive direct access to this advanced form of yoga, including techniques designed specifically for this Age to nurture your health, build your energy and slow down the aging process. This 2-hour class is suitable for all students of every age, health and fitness level.

SHAKTI NAAM yoga enhances the body’s capacity to nourish itself. much like a tree, with high quality prana, bringing oxygen to the brain, strengthening the heart, clearing the energetic paths of the body and detoxifying and nourishing the organs. Vast amounts of high quality energy are released in the body through the breath that provides the neuro-endocrine and immune system with the capacity for beneficial change. – Dr. Levry

Additional 90 minute classes will be held at Sanctuary Yoga on Saturday 4/27,
2 PM – 3:30PM & Sunday 4/28, 10 AM –11:30AM.

Single Yoga Class $15.00 per class or take 2 – 90 minute classes for $20.00

Breath Activation Workshop – 4/18 7:00-10:00pm

Posted on: April 15th, 2013
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breath activationWhen we hold our breath, we also hold ourselves back from experiencing our vulnerability and vital aliveness. Breath Activation work can transform our physical and emotional states by integrating patterns of stagnant energy. Breathing fully and deeply activates the natural free-flowing movement of life-force from head to toe. Utilizing a safe yet powerful technique, you will be guided to explore your breath as an entry point to deep healing, relaxation and inner peace. Visit for more information.

More information and registration for Breath Activation Workshop here.

$25 in advance $30 at the door.
Thursday 4/18 7:00-10:00pm

breath activation workshopMaya is the passionate heart and creator behind Breathe Eat Dance Evolve. She brings ten years of joyous experience in the world of RAW and living foods, eight years facilitating hundreds of individuals in the nectar of Breath~work and her life-long love and practice of Yoga and Dance to her dynamic Breath Activation Retreats and Seminars.


Jal Neti Pot Class with Navvaratri of The Satyananda Yoga Center

Posted on: April 9th, 2013
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Jal Neti is one of the Shatkarmas. To be taught Tuesday 12 noon, April 9. Shatkarmas ar cleansing techniques used in Hatha Yoga. ‘Shat’ six, ‘karma’ action. Impurities, allergens, toxins, wastes (mucus, phlegm) are removed from the sinus cavities with Jal Neti. The doshas (kapha, pitta, vata: water, fire, air) are put into balance with the practice of the shatkarmas. It is important to know the do’s and dont’s of the practice of Jal Neti; the removal of all the water, safely; and the after care. Neti pots are availa! ble for purchase, $14 plus sales tax. If you have your own neti pot please bring it. If you wish to bring your own hot water & pure water, please do so. Those who require to purchase neti pots & require water inform Navvaratri in advance please. (512) 940 1510. Email:

Authentic Movement – A Workshop on 4/30 with Lauren Tietz

Posted on: March 25th, 2013
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Authentic Movement with Lauren TiezThe basic human desire and need to be recognized and accepted is one of the driving forces of life. This authentic movement work can tap into that profound thirst that we often carry to be seen, truly as we are, without disguise – a thirst perhaps stemming from experiences of not having been seen enough earlier in life (or having been seen in negative ways). Within this desire to be seen/known, there can also exist a fear of truly being seen as we are, with all of our perceived flaws – a fear of exposure. I believe authentic movement facilitates a deeper sense of safety and trust within oneself and in relationship to others. Through the intelligence of the body/mind and heart, we can come home to an inner knowing, a deep wisdom and truth, at our own pace. As such, the experience can range from tender stillness, restful and soft, to wild or light-hearted, to playful, awkward, sad, joyous etc. It is in this journey through witnessing and being witnessed, that we are reminded to make room for the whole of our experience: for a renewed integration of intimacy with all the parts of ourselves.

Lauren is offering an authentic movement workshop this weekend 4/30 2-4pm. More info here.

$34 One Month Unlimited Pass Through Living Social

Posted on: March 5th, 2013
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Now through March 12th you can purchase a one month unlimited pass to Sanctuary Yoga for only $34 through Living Social. As Living Social put it, ‘Talk about doing good for your body, mind, and spirit — practicing yoga at the non-profit Sanctuary Yoga means not only will your body benefit, but the youth of Austin will also get a lift.’

Join us at Sanctuary Yoga!

one month unlimited pass

Free Day of Yoga Saturday 2/16

Posted on: February 14th, 2013
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You are invited to enjoy The Sanctuary and deepen your practice during our Free Day of Yoga. Whether you already love coming here or are merely Sanctuary-curious we’d love to have you enjoy the serenity that our space has to offer!

On Saturday, during the free day of Yoga we will also be offering discounted class passes:

10 class pass: Only $70
5 class pass: Only $40

The lineup:

8:30-9:30am Traditional Hatha with Mimi

10:00-11:30 Ashtanga Basics with Jenny
12:00-1:30 Surya Flow with Jaime
2:00-3:30 Forrest Yoga with Ashley
4:00-5:30 Vinyasa with Jessica
6:00-7:00 Kundalini Yoga with Jeremy

All proceeds from Sanctuary Yoga support the youth programs of The Amala Foundation which benefit the youth of Austin and the world!