In this 4-part breathwork series participants will gain a deeper understanding of the power of pranayama and how to utilize various breathing techniques for emotional regulation. Students will be guided step-by-step through a range of breathing methods for moving prana, or energy, through the body to open energetic channels within. While exploring the practice of pranayama, participants will:
Increase awareness of breath
Experiment with controlling or modulating the breath
Observe shifts in one’s physical and emotional state during and after each breathing technique
This series is led by Penny Tonn, certified yoga instructor and licensed speech language pathology practitioner. Penny will share her knowledge of the scientific aspects of the respiratory system to invite a holistic understanding to the practice of mindful breathing.
Dates and times:
Mondays 7:45pm to 8:45pm
11/7, 11/14, 12/5, 12/12
Investment in self for this series is $99. Current Aya studio members get 10% off.
Cancellation policy: Refunds allowed, with a 15% service charge, up until 14 days prior to the first class. After that, no refunds or account credits allowed unless the series is cancelled.
Join us for an evening of Rest, Relaxation & Healing
Denise Voll, L.Ac EAMP, will guide you through breathwork and sound into a deep, meditative “theta state” so that your central nervous system can relax, leading to the release of physical tension and elevation in your mood.
A soundbath is a full-body experience where the participants are “bathed” in sound waves while lying comfortably on their mats with optional cushions, blankets, and other comfortable props. The sound waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles and tuning forks. Soundbaths are considered a healing modality that may reduce pain, elevate mood, relieve stress, and deepen the mind-body connection.
The experience will begin with breathwork and/or very gentle movement to prepare the body and mind, followed by the sound immersion, and will conclude with an invitation to reflect and share with other participants.
In order to ensure the best experience for all, please allow yourself enough time to arrive, set up any props you choose, and be on your mat by 7pm or you may be denied entry.
Investment is $35 per person and current Aya Members save 10%.
Cancellation policy: Refunds allowed, with a 15% service charge, up until 14 days prior to workshop. After that, no refunds or account credits allowed.
Why 108 sun salutations?
Students will be offered modifications for our practice as well as breaks between modules. Please bring 2 pieces of paper and a pen, yoga mat, towel, water, and any additional props you like to use in your practice.
VINYASA: Aya Yoga Oasis 200 hour FIRE &
WATER Vinyasa teacher training program
You are unique, and so is your yoga practice. Your yoga training should be no exception. At Aya we embrace our differences - and thrive together in community.
Aya Yoga Oasis' 200 hour training will empower you to become a mindful, intentional teacher through an integrated training curriculum that emphasizes teaching to all levels and abilities.
Over the course of six months, you will dive deep into a better understanding of your own personal practice, study rich history, philosophy and the origins of the practice, learn foundational teaching techniques and methodology, begin to craft your own unique voice, and share your experiences in a supportive community. Aya welcomes those who desire to teach yoga as well as those who wish to deepen their own practice.
Dates and schedule:
Fridays 5:30-8:30pm (not all weekends will meet on Fridays)
January 13-15 and 27-29
February 10-12 and 24-26
March 10-12 and 24-26
April 14-16 and 28-30
Online content: 20 hour Yoga Medicine Anatomy
Other content: Aya Yoga Oasis detailed training manual
Required reading and suggested supplemental reading
Core Curriculum Content includes:
180 hours of in person training and practice
20 hours of online training
Philosophy and History of yoga and its
Yoga philosophy, history and Sutras
Asana, anatomy and alignment:
Sequencing and teaching practicum:
Learn and practice teach Aya's signature fire (power vinyasa) and Water (slow flow vinyasa) sequencing blueprint
Adapt sequence blueprints to create various classes for different levels, themes, and energetic effects
Inclusive language and teaching to diverse audiences
Meditation basics and types
Establishing a personal meditation practice
How and why to include meditation in Asana focused classes.
Chakras and Nadis
Koshas and Kleshas
Terms and basics of the root language of yoga
Sanskrit names of the poses in the Fire and Water sequences
How and why to include Sanskrit in teaching
Business of yoga and ethics:
How to prepare and audition for teaching positions
How to prepare to start your yoga business
Insurance, liability, basic bookkeeping
Marketing and promotion
Develop your personal practice
Attend a minimum of 20 group classes
Observe 4 classes and assist 2
Complete detailed self-inquiry into how culture impacts yoga
Complete all homework as assigned and receive passing grade of 70+% on final exam
Early Bird pricing: $2999.00
Full Tuition after Dec 4, 2022: $3500.00
Tuition includes an unlimited membership for the duration of the training. Payment plans available.
Inquire about our diversity and financial need-based scholarship options (2 spots available for a reduced rate of $1250)