Free Spirits Yoga
Free Spirits Yoga is a school dedicated to the exploration of each individual's authentic path to awakening with a focus on the practices found in the yoga system. Students will also find influences from many other spiritual paths such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, 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 container that is steeped in the practice of non-judgement, respect of ourselves and others as well as unconditional love. In addition to the normally scheduled yoga classes, students will also find other offerings such as Qigong, pilates, workshops, healing/gratitude circles and non-yoga movement classes. 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.
No Class @ 4pm with Audrey Wednesday October Nov 20th!
Power Flow w/ Jules Toraby Tuesdays 4:30-6pm $5 donation
Sometimes you just need to flow; through repetition, breathing, sweat and music, we can explore areas of our mind and body rarely acknowledge on a daily basis. This power yoga class is an open level class, good for both beginners and more advanced practitioners by offering a variety of modifications to help explore our boundaries. These classes are designed to build from the ground up, focusing on core work and building heat from a strong understanding of Sun A’s and B’s, plus some twists, arm balances and inversions for those who are curious or hungry to try something new. Come as you are and leave with a feeling of gratitude for all our body is capable of doing.Open to all levels.
"Road to Self" 2014 Womens Yoga Teacher Training and Healing Quest
We are so excited to be offering our second session of the Road to Self 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training and Healing Quest beginning January 2014. 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 though many different belief systems including Native American traditions. Women 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.
Women will meet once a month for one year beginning in January 2014, see below for weekend dates. We have developed a uniquely tailored program that cultivates each individuals 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 to do the same.
Beginning January 2014 - 1 weekend a month for 12 months
$1250/$100 per weekend or $1000 for those that wish to pay prior to the beginning the program and would also waive the registration fee.
* $100/weekend - Friday evenings 6-9pm / Saturdays 2-8pm & Sundays from 9-5pm
Pre-registration required with $40 registration fee unless tuition paid in Full by December 15th 2013.
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 Sheldon recommended in special circumstances so that a plan to cover what has been missed is developed.
Meetings occur Friday evenings 6-9pm, Saturdays 2-8pm, Sundays 9-5pm. Attendance Required but special circumstances are considered.
- January 17, 18 & 19
- February 14, 15 & 16
- March 14, 15 & 16
- April 11, 12 & 13
- May 16, 17 & 18
- June 13, 14 & 15
- July 11, 12 & 13
- August 8, 9 &10
- September 12, 13 & 14
- October 10, 11 & 12
- November 7, 8 & 9
- December 5, 6 & 7
- Graduation Ceremony held Sunday 12/7/13 from 2-5pm with potluck feast and celebration. Please firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Matras 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 Women are often ones that can last a life time. This information is appropriate for any and all who feel lead to its call. How it will transform each individuals 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!
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."
Our own true nature is infinite joy! Always
happy, always peaceful, always free!
- Swami Satchidananda