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Mission Statement:

We are a community-based studio for yoga and related mind-body experiences. We believe that yoga is for every body, regardless of age or physical capacity. Our mission is to reach and teach those who would benefit from yoga and provide the opportunity for personal expression on all levels - physical, creative, and artistic.

(907) 474-8108

Heart Stream Yoga has three studios to serve you with many knowledgeable and talented instructors presenting a wide variety of styles. Room 206 and 201 at 3550 Airport Way and downtown at the Hub. If a class name has Hub in the name, it is at that location. Otherwise it will be in 201 or 206 which are just down the hall from each other at the Airport Way location. With 40+ classes a week, we hope you will find what you are looking for! Click on the Schedule button in the menu above to see the full list.

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  Sat/Sun Date: 3/4/2017 - 3/5/2017 From: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm  Room: TBA

Yin Yoga: The Art of Intentional Surrender Saturday March 4,  3:30-6pm  $40 Sunday March 5 3:30-6pm suite 206 $40 Cost for both workshops. $70 The heart of yin yoga is the practice of letting go, of intentional surrender. If you have ever heard this and wondered what it means, really, or why or how it works; if you’ve not yet experienced a yin class, or if you love yin and want to take your practice deeper – this weekend is for you. This two-part workshop is designed to offer participants both insight and experience. For insight: we will touch on yin yoga’s origins and take a look at the nadis (meridians or energy channels) and how they connect to yin yoga. We will explore the whys & hows & benefits & joys of a yin practice. We will discover and discuss how yin yoga differs from yang yoga styles (such as vinyasa or Ashtanga) as well from restorative yoga—and why this matters, bringing light to these points which are often cloudy. For experience: each day will include a full yin practice so participants can experience these insights and feel the practice in their bodies, breath and minds. Saturday’s class will likely revolve around heart and lungs; Sunday’s around hips, liver, and kidneys – though I reserve the right to adjust these themes depending on what is inspiring and relevant as our time together approaches. Since our aspiring yoga teachers will be in attendance, this workshop will also include guiding bits and pieces pertinent to sharing this practice, including exposure to some of the diverse opinions in the yoga world on how to structure a class, the choice to practice along while teaching, and whether or not and how to use props. Each person will leave having gained valuable insight and experience – as well as two fully-outlined yin practices, ready for you to use in a personal home practice or perhaps as a beginning in your sharing as a yin yoga teacher. I am looking forward to exploring and experiencing this YINsightful journey with you! If you have any questions, please email me (Amanda Culp) directly at aculp1888@yahoo.com.

 Friday- Sunday, 3/17/2017 - 3/19/2017 From: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day.
Room: HSY-410 2nd Ave. HUB
Dive in and learn the 2 hr sequence of therapeutic Vedic Thai massage. 
Nuad Borarn (Vedic Thai Massage-Assisted Yoga) is viewed as a martial art of healing and is reported to manifest instant positive results. In Thailand, Bodywork is utilized medicinally as a cherished and revered indulgence to remedy the prominent social ailments such as emotional stress and physical inertia. Thai-Yoga sessions inspire the soul and tranquilize the body.

Our Three Day Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork course includes several 'Jewels for your Jewel Box', such as:
Over 50 Assisted Asanas that can be used for a choreographed two hour session or segmented to be brief vinyasas: i.e.
Opening Grounding sequence.
Half Scissor Release
Spinal Rotation Releases
Cobra Assisted Asana
Ankle and Hip Openers
Butterfly Palm Compressions etc etc to name just a few...
Five different Personal Empowerment techniques to enhance the quality of treatments.
Tratak Meditation for Reblossoming the Third Eye.
Transition and Breathing processes to support quality energies.
The Vedic Conservatory issues a workbook manual and awards a certificate of completion inviting all to continue their studies to acquire VC Practitoner and Teacher status.

Cost: $335

Save the date: July 15-17 for Yoga Warriors Program.

Yoga Warriors Teacher Training - Fairbanks, AK with Dharma Richards, ERYT, YWI  Date: 7/15/2017 - 7/16/2017 From: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Room: TBA Preregistration only through Heart Stream Yoga here or call (907) 474-8108 to register. Our Yoga Warriors teacher training is designed to provide advance knowledge and practical tools for yoga teachers working with combat veterans diagnosed with Combat and Operational Stress Reaction (COSR) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Yoga Warriors method skillfully integrates concepts from yoga therapy, traditional yoga philosophy, and psychology, with current scientific knowledge of the body and mind to promote health and well-being. Topics Included: * PTSD and COSR-definitions, causes & symptoms * Learn assisting and modification skills. * The General Principles of the Yoga Warriors Method * Hatha yoga postures and sequencing strategies specific to PTSD or COSR * Effective pranayama techniques (breathing exercises) to reduce hyperarousal * How to integrate positive affirmations for healing into the yoga practice. * How to integrate some basic treatment principles into your yoga classes to maximize healing. * How to use restorative yoga in a therapeutic setting. * How to provide trauma-sensitive yoga, cultivating observational skills and responding to the unique challenges of this population. * How to set up a Yoga Warriors program in your area * How to reach out and make contacts * Ethical guidelines to practice this program is for certified yoga teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level (minimum). Open to certified yoga teachers inspired to facilitate healing to those with PTSD or Combat Stress Disorder and to certified yoga teachers who work with (or would like to work with) active-duty military personnel or veterans. Only certified yoga teachers will be qualified to teach the Yoga Warriors program in a classroom setting. *Those that are not certified yoga teachers are invited to attend and will receive a “certificate of attendance” which may be applied towards yoga certification if you decide to go through a 200 hr program and become registered with the National Yoga Alliance within 2 years. "The Yoga Warriors Training exceeded my highest expectation. As a yoga teacher and a long time psychotherapist, I was thrilled with what I brought back to my practices with me. I have a new set of tools expertly tuned to this population of military service personnel that I long to serve. This evidence based program is practical and yet at the same time full of heart. I can see how this training will be useful to me for years to come. One additional benefit was the amazing group of dedicated teachers that I met and the inspiration that I received from them. I now have a network all around the southeast of new colleagues!" - J.S. 16-Hour Certification/CEUs - $495. For further information on Yoga Warriors, please visit www.yogawarriors.com or www.dharmarichards.com. Preregistration only through Heart Stream Yoga at this link or call (907) 474-8108 to register.

 

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