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Free Spirits Yoga

Free Spirits Yoga is a Greensboro yoga school dedicated to the exploration of each individual's authentic path to awakening with a focus on the practices found through the fusion of the Traditional Holy Science of Yoga and Shamanic Indigenous Wisdom. Students will also find influences from many other spiritual paths such as Kundalini Yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity. We believe that there are as many ways to heal and become connected to the highest aspect of ourselves as there are beings roaming this vast earth.

Our mission is to create a sacred space that is steeped in the practices of non-judgement, non-harming, humility, respect of ourselves and others as well as unconditional love and compassion for all living beings. This is a space to learn sincere gratitude for the being that you truly are, and to cultivate the discernment and courage to allow your voice to come through clearly and beautifully in a safe and sacred environment. This is a place to create change.

Students can expect to leave classes at Free Spirits Yoga feeling calm, clear, balanced, rejuvenated, and inspired. Students can also expect something different at Free Spirits, something that touches you deep within the heart, the ability to connect to your highest self and learn to fearlessly move from this place at all times. Come and experience the fun and inspirational teachers at Free Spirits Yoga!

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: February at Free Spirits Yoga

Posted by Admin on 2014-12-01 13:44:55 MST
   

 

 

Abundance Healing Circle

March 1st 6:45-9:30pm


Our first Abundance Healing Circle was really amazing! This is a group of supportive and powerful people coming together to support each other in the discovery of our own personal power of abundance! We hope more will join us this month!

We are building a new healing circle that is focused on cultivating and manifesting abundance in all its forms at the school now! It will meet once a month, dates to be determined based on interest so please contact us!

We will learn powerful tools such as meditations, sound and vibrational tools, mantra, sacred ceremonies and rituals to bring real lasting ability for manifestation into your life every day.


This is an open circle, all are welcome!
Suggest $25 Gifting



">One of the first practices of Abundance is Gratitude and Spontaneous Generosity!

Here is a gift for all of you:



">Yoga Nidra Recording with Audrey Sheldon


Shamanic Dreaming Track with Audrey Sheldon

Please enjoy these gifts and share them with anyone you wish!




 

 
 
 

Family Development Yoga and Classes at Free Spirits!

Register Now! Class begins in March!
Prenatal Yoga w/ Audrey

Mondays 4-5:15pm
Beginning in January
$11 drop-in | $60 for 6 Classes

- Registration Open Now!


Mommy & Me Yoga w/ Audrey
Thursdays 10:45am-12pm
$11 drop-in | $60 for 6 Classes


- Registration Open Now!
 

 
Next HypnoBirthing® Class Beginning in April with Sadie Kneidel
 
Class Description
HypnoBirthing® is a birthing philosophy based on profound mental and physical relaxation.  Mothers and their birth companions learn cues and techniques to induce a calm, confident state, in which they are free of fear and tension. Research (http://www.hypnobirthing.co.uk/hypnosis_in_childbirth_research.shtml) indicates that HypnoBirthing® women experience lower rates of pain medication, interventions, surgery, and long hospital stays.
 
Teacher Bio
In addition to being a certified HypnoBirthing® practitoner, Sadie Kneidel has a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  With a bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and Spanish Language, she offers bilingual services and is trained to work sensitively with issues of sex and gender.  In addition, Sadie is a certified yoga instructor, having completed Free Spirits Yoga's 200-hour Road to Self Teacher Training & Healing Quest.  Finally, she holds a reiki II certificate and is also an ordained ceremonial officiant through Light & Energy Workers Association.

She has been teaching HypnoBirthing® since the life-changing birth of her son at Women's Birth and Wellness Center, in Chapel Hill, NC.

 
Class Pricing
The HypnoBirthing® Institute recommends a cost of $300 per couple for 5 2.5-hour group classes. However, I am committed to making the classes available to anyone who needs them.  If this price is prohibitive to you, a need-based sliding scale is available.  Private classes are available upon request for a negotiable fee.  For more info, check out www.greensborohypnobirthing.com.

Class Dates
Classes will meet Sundays from 4-6:30pm
April 19th and 26th, May 3rd, 10th and 17th.

 

">Yoga Photo of the Month:

Meditation in Siddasna


Amy Gordon
Amy teaches Spirit Vinayasa on Fridays from 9:30-10:30am

 

 
 

 Benefits

  • The Perfect Posture (whose original Indian name is Siddhasana) in Yoga is suitable for improving a person's concentration. It is a posture, next in importance to the Lotus Posture (Padmasana or Kamalasana), recommended for meditation (Dhyana) and for chanting mantras (Japa).

    Note that Siddha means a Semi-divine Being with great sanctity. This posture gets its name because the person performing this pose attempts to emulate a sage who is perfect, a prophet who is accomplished, or a seer who is adept.
    Reference Link






Private Sessions w/ Audrey MacNamara Sheldon
A great way to deepen your personal Yoga practice and kick start your focus, creativity, and fulfill your physical and abundance goals is to work one on one!

The founder of Free Spirits Yoga has been practicing yoga and shamanism since 1998 and has been a certified 500hr Expert Teacher since 2006. Audrey is passionate about the power of yoga, self care and energy work. She brings her creative and intuitive skills to all her offerings at FSY. Audrey utilizes her intuitive and healing abilities to tap into the core of where each individual can access their personal power and regain balance, connection and inspiration.

She will offer in 1/2hr increments -1/2hr $35, 1hr $60, 1.5hr $85.

Packages also available!
Purchase 4 1hr sessions $220 and Save $20
Purchase 6 1hr sessions for $320 and Save $40
Purchase 8 1hr sessions for $460 and Save $60 (1hr free!)
Purchase 10 1hr sessions for $520 and Save $80
You have six months to utilize the private sessions for
Yoga, Reiki or Intuitive Life Coaching.


Make your appointment here!








Partner Yoga and Therapeutic Touch

 Date: Saturday Feb. 14th,  2-4pm
Cost: $40 per couple

Workshop Description: In this workshop participants will explore partner yoga in combination with therapeutic touch inspired by Thai massage techniques. Partners will engage in assisted stretches, simple weight sharing poses, and therapeutic techniques to assist in deep relaxation and mind/body/spirit rejuvenation. Come with a partner, friend or family member and a willingness to give and receive. Participants will leave feeling grounded, open and centered, and with new tools for connection and reciprocation.

Please RSVP to briannataylor@hotmail.com, as space is limited!

 




"Road to Self" 2015 Yoga Teacher Training and Healing Quest

 
We are so excited to be offering our third session of the Road to Self 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training and Healing Quest beginning March 2015. This program will be a full immersion into a deeper understanding of yoga as well as Ourselves. Although the program will be deeply founded in the traditional practices and philosophies of yoga, we will also be exploring our personal practice through the teachings from Indigenous and Shamanic Wisdom. Students in this program will learn safe, fun and intuitive ways to share the Holy Science of Yoga by deepening their own personal practice. Our goal is to cultivate a fun, compassionate, dogma free environment to teach and practice safely, successfully and compassionately.


Students will meet once a month for nine months beginning in March 2015. See below for weekend dates. We have developed a uniquely tailored program that cultivates each individual's unique gifts to be shared with group and community through the Traditional Science of Yoga, Shamanic Practices and the Magic of Healing Circles. Deepening, understanding and healing our local and global community is at the heart of this program. Understanding that each student is also a contributor and without the input, participation and financial backing the program wouldn't be possible.


However, you do not have to be a teacher or even desire to become a teacher to participate in this unique and exciting journey to the Self. One must only have the authentic desire to dive deeply into the sea of Truth and wish to learn a sacred and beautiful way to assist others in doing the same.

 

Beginning March 2015 - 1 weekend a month for 9 months

Program Costs

$1350/$150 per weekend or $1200 for those that wish to pay prior to the beginning the program and would also waive the registration fee.

* $150/weekend - Friday evenings 6-9pm (students meeting at Audreys home for Ceremonial Fire most Friday evenings) / Saturdays 2-8pm  & Sundays from 9-5pm

Pre-registration required with $40 registration fee unless tuition paid in Full by February  15th 2015.

200 total contact hours - 240 hr total with outside assignments. Once registration is complete students will receive a reading list and first weekend schedule.

***Students are responsible for all payments of all weekends even if the weekend is missed. Prior communication with  program director Audrey MacNamara  Sheldon recommended in special circumstances so that a plan to cover what has been missed is developed.

Dates

Meetings occur Friday evenings 6-9pm, Saturdays 2-8pm, Sundays 9-5pm. Attendance Required but special circumstances are considered.

 
  • March 6, 7 & 8

  • April  3, 4 & 5 (Subject to Change)

  • May 1, 2 & 3

  • June 5, 6 & 7

  • July 3, 4 & 5

  • August 28, 29 & 30

  • September 25, 26 & 27

  • October 23, 24 & 25 (Subject to Change)

  • November 20, 21 & 22

  • December 18, 19 & 20

  • Graduation Ceremony held Sunday 12/20/15 from 2-5pm with potluck feast and celebration. Please email info@freespiritsyoga.com to register!

In this training we will cover the following:

  • Developing Beginner and Intermediate Yoga Classes

  • Adjustments and Modifications

  • Appropriate Pranayama Techniques

  • Anatomy and Physiology Specific to Yoga and Energy Work

  • Appropriate Meditation Techniques

  • Working with Ceremony and Ritual for Personal Healing

  • Teaching and Understanding the Chakras and Nadis

  • How to Hold Ceremonial and Sacred Circles for Transformational Healing

  • Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga - The foundation of a solid yoga practice

  • Intuitive and Sacred Eating

  • Development of the Intuitive Teacher

  • Silence as a Foundational Practice for Teachers

  • Journaling, Walking and Creation Ceremony as Healing Modalities

  • Teaching Yoga Nidra

  • Traditional Mantras and Sacred Ceremonial Songs

  • Gratitude and its Power

     

This program is a comprehensive immersion program into the Self. It is powerful, fun, and life changing. The bonds that are made in the circle between the students are often ones that can last a lifetime. This information is appropriate for any and all who feel lead to its call. How it will transform each individual's life through its use is the journey and the Road to the Self. Please consider this seriously and join us as we take this Road Together for the betterment and healing of ALL!

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">Shamanic Yoga Workshop Series w/ Audrey Sheldon




Building Your Shamanic Tool Kit

 
Through the combination of Shamanism and Yoga we find a path that is heart-centered, grounded in our connection to the earth, as well as full of light and direct Self Knowledge; a way to develop our relationship to all of creation through a deeper understanding of physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual aspects of ourselves; a way to honor the light and the shadow. We not only learn to still the mind and withdraw the senses in compassionate non-attachment, but also to explore the spiritual realms of our dreams to access truths personal and sacred. This is a practice of rediscovering all that makes us whole, content and healthy.

Also as Shamanic Yogis we are developing the ability to heal ourselves and our community with the tools that we develop from our own personal experience. In this workshop series students will develop useful tools and skill to build on their ability to heal themselves and share this powerful healing with those around them.

All Workshops are held from 2-8pm on the last Saturday of the month
Each workshop is $60 fee


Saturday February 28th - Developing Relationship with All of Creation
In this segment of the Shamanic Tool Kit Workshop series students will learn the importance of developing a relationship with all aspect of life. Shamanism honors all and learns from all. Students will learn how to use tools such as medicine walk, creation ceremony and abundance ceremony to come into right relationship with all that Source has created.

Saturday March 28th - Sacred Movement and Practices of Awareness
In this segment students will learn how to heal through movement and stillness. Our ability to  journey into the deepest parts of ourselves to unlock hidden blockages through the use of our breath, body and soul centered movement to heal and balance all aspects: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual for healing and wholeness. 

Saturday April 25th - Medicine Objects and Creation Ceremony
In this segment students will learn the importance of personal medicine objects and how to work with them to create powerful, balanced and grounded healing in ourselves and others.  Tapping into our creativity is a powerful key to magical changes in our lives. We learn to breathe life into the objects around us.

Saturday May 30th - Birth, Death & Rebirth
In this final segment of the series students will learn the power of birth, death and rebirth. Honoring the cycles of life to allow for all aspects to come into total and complete balance in the physical and spirit worlds.  Learning that no light may be present without shadow.

email for registration: audrey@freespiritsyoga.com



 
     

February Schedule

See website www.freespiritsyoga.com for more info
MON 6-8pm

RTS Level III - Advanced Shamanic Flow w/ Audrey

TUES 6:30-7:20am Sunrise Prana Flow w/ Jenna
TUES 9:30-10:30am Slow Flow w/ Brianna Taylor
TUES 11am - 12pm Harmony Flow w/ Alicia and Kate
TUES 5-6:15pm

RTS Level II/III - Mindful Powerful Flow w/ Tricia

TUES 6:30-7:30pm RTS Level I - Beginner Flow w/ Tricia
WEDS 9-10:15am RTS Level II - Morning Vinyasa Flow w/ Sarah
WEDS 4-5:30pm RTS Level I/II - Shamanic Flow w/ Audrey
WEDS 6-7:15pm RTS Level I - Community By Donation Class w/ Audrey
WEDS 7:30-8:45pm Creative Flow w/ Brianna
THURS 9-10:15am

RTS Level I - Slow Flow w/ Jenna

THURS 10:45-12pm Mommy & Me Yoga w/ Audrey
THURS 6-7:15pm All Levels Community by Donation Class w/ Sarah

                                                                 * by donation class

THURS 8:30-9:30pm Queer and Allies Yoga w/ Whitney
FRI 9:30-10:30am Spirit Vinyasa w/ Amy Gordon
FRI 12-1pm All Levels Vinayasa w/ Brianna
FRI 4-5:30pm Shamanic Dream Journeying and Meditation w/ Audrey
FRI 6-7pm All Levels Community by Donation Class w/ Amy

                                                                 * by donation class

SAT 10-11am Intermediate Yoga w/ Nikki
SAT 11:30-12:30pm Gentle Deep Stretch w/ Nikki
SUN 7-8pm Weekly Reset Yoga w/ Amanda
                                           * by donation class
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What Our Students Are Saying

"In a world where space is all taken up with noise, fear, expectation, judgment, and hyperactivity, the gratitude circle at Free Spirits Yoga has made ample room to breathe, appreciate, hope, dream, and become again."

"My life is my teaching...I always want my students to be able to come to me about anything." Read the article in the MISSION: Beautiful blog about studio owner Audrey Stephens."
-Article by Christina Calabria

"Monday evening class is perfect for students wishing to explore a vigorous vinyasa flow, yet focus the awareness on the internal environment—the true meaning of yoga. The class is challenging but Audrey adapts instruction to fit the needs of students working at all levels. This class is the perfect way to begin the workweek."

 

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Our own true nature is infinite joy! Always
happy, always peaceful, always free!
- Swami Satchidananda