Schedule of daily events, September, 2015
Day Time Class Instructor Drop-in Fee Series Fees and Notes
Mon 9:00 - 10:00 am Community Flow - strength Monica Ballard  IFY $8 10 for $70
10:30- 11:45 am Basics - 1 Donvieve     IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
4:00 - 5:10 pm Mindfulness Meditation Heidi Bourne $5 - $10 sliding scale
5:30 - 6:45 pm Anusara Yoga® Level 1 Robyn Smith     IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
7:00 - 8:15 pm Prenatal Yoga Tina George Dawson $10
Tue 6:45 - 8:30 am Guided "self practice",
Ashtanga vinyasa style yoga
Juliet Smith $10 $45 for 5 classes, $80 for 10
9:00-10:15 am All Levels – ends 8/27 Shemaia Skywater  IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
9:00-10:00 am All Levels – starts 9/1 Amy Day  IFY $10 $10 each or 5 for $45
10:15- 11:45 am Anusara Yoga Level 1 - 2 Robyn Smith     IFY $13 Starts Sep 1   5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
Noon - 1:15 pm Yoga for Boomers James Athing $10 6 for $48, 15 for $105
5:30 - 7:00 pm Anusara Yoga Lev 1 - 2+ Patrick Harestad  IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
Wed 9:00 - 10:00 am Community Flow - ease Monica Ballard  IFY $8 10 for $70
10:30- 11:45 am Basics - 1 Donvieve     IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
4:30 - 5:15 pm Pranayama and Meditation Robyn Smith     IFY $5 Starts September 2
5:30 - 6:45 pm Anusara Yoga Level 1 Robyn Smith     IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
Thu 6:45 - 8:30 am Guided "self practice",
Ashtanga vinyasa style yoga
Juliet Smith $10 $45 for 5 classes, $80 for 10
9:00-10:15 am All Levels – ends 8/27 Shemaia Skywater  IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
9:00-10:00 am All Levels – starts 9/1 Amy Day  IFY $10 $10 each or 5 for $45
10:15- 11:45 am Anusara Yoga Level 1 - 2 Robyn Smith     IFY $13 Starts Sep 3   5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
5:45 - 7:15 pm Ashtanga-Vinyasa Level 1 Katie McGourty $10 $80 10 class punch card
Fri 9:30-10:45 am The Practice. Level 1 - 2+ Robyn Smith     IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
LAST CLASS IS SEPT 28
9:15-10:45 am Level 1 – 2 +, Starts Sep Shemaia Skywater  IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
11:00am - 12:15 Basics – 1 Janet Pomerantz  IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
5:30 - 6:30 pm Anusara Yoga Lev 1-2 Patrick Harestad  IFY $10 5 for $45
Sat 10:00 -11:30 am Anusara Yoga Lev 1-2 Ali McCall     IFY $13 5 classes for $55 or 10 for $95 - 110*
12:30 - 7:00 pm One Day Meditation Retreat David Sandercott $25 - 50 Sliding scale. 4th Sat. every month
Sun 9:00 - 10:30 am Yogananda Meditation Group   donation 2nd & 4th Sundays
6:00 - 8:00 pm Tibetan Meditation Group   donation Every Sunday

*Applies to IFY classes:
Full-Time Students and 65+ Seniors:
drop-in $9, 6 classes: $48 - $58
(IFY): All IFY teachers teach in the Anusara style of yoga. When you purchase a series with an Inner Freedom Yoga teacher, you can use it for classes with any IFY teacher.

NEW STUDENT SPECIALS WITH INNER FREEDOM YOGA (IFY)

10 classes for $85. For anyone new to IFY. Good for any regularly scheduled IFY classes. Offered through Sept. 30 and classes expire on Dec. 31. One Special per person. No exchanges, refunds or extensions.

Upcoming Events

New Level 1 Class
with Amy Day

Starts September 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

$10 each or 5 for $45

New Anusara Yoga Level 1 - 2 Classes with Robyn Smith

Tuesdays (starting Sep 1)
& Thursdays (starting Sep 3)
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

For anyone with experience in yoga wanting great alignment, some periods of flow and depth, and powerful sequencing, please join us!

Polestar Gardens Divine Friendship Tour, Kirtan and satsang

September 1, 7:30 - 9pm

Polestar GardensWe are a spiritual community on the Big Island of Hawaii and offer year-round, hands-on experiences in cooperative living inspired by the universal raja yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

We have an energizing life-style of daily meditation, yoga, karma yoga (service projects), sustainable organic gardening, outdoor-adventure opportunities…

AND daily sacred music!

From kirtan, to full choir, to chants and chanting, to mantra, to ensemble, to cherished folk, to campfire favorites…people of all spiritual traditions and cultures are always invited to sing and play along with us.

musical instrumentsThe musicians touring the west coast of California and into Washington will be sharing their blend of Sacred Music which is drawn from many diverse inspirations.

Ananda Communities,The Springs LA, Sunburst Community, Pacific Cultural Center, Yoga Studios, Meditations Centers, Unity of the Valley, Arcata Community Yoga Center, Jackson Wellsprings, East West Bookstore are a few of the tour destinations from August 6 until September 6th, 2015.

$10 suggested donation. Call 707.668.5370 for info.

See our website for our tour calendar and other info: polestarmusic.net/divinefriendshiptour

New Class:
Pranayama and Meditation

with Robyn Smith

Wednesdays, beginning Sep 2
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Learn simple pranayama (breathing) and meditation practices to balance your system and calm your mind. Some reclining, some seated (chair or floor) and gentle movement to prepare. No experience necessary. Drop in any time.

Meditation and pranayama practices have been studied extensively and used for thousands of years in the Indian traditions. They are shown to produce calm states of mind, to reduce anxiety and stress and promote greater well-being. They may reduce depression, blood pressure, insomnia, and other health symptoms. $5.

Introduction to Yoga
with Robyn and Donvieve

September 8 - 22
Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

Come learn the fundamentals of yoga in this informative and supportive environment. For anyone totally new to the practice, and anyone wanting a refresher, this is a great place to be. Focus on simple alignment in basic postures, breathing and relaxation. No experience necessary. Includes hand-outs.

$40 if paid by September 5, $45 after

REGISTRATION: Use Paypal at the link below, pay in class, or send or leave payment (checks only) in envelope in wooden mailbox at Inner Freedom Yoga, 890 G St, Arcata, 95521. More info at www.innerfreedomyoga.com

YOGA WORKSHOPS with SARAHJOY MARSH from PORTLAND, OREGON

September 11 - 13

MAIN YOGA WORKSHOPS:

Sarahjoy Marsh will be in Arcata, CaliforniaThe human mind develops patterns of conditioned response from its first moments. In this weekend, we’ll explore the Six Stations of the Mind, including the ways in which these mental orientations develop in response to trauma, neglect, abuse, or fear and how to re-create the skillful means of each of the stations. The six stations include Self-Other, Past-Future, and Aversion-Grasping. Healthy manifestations develop our intra-personal leadership, also called agency and individuation, as well as our interpersonal capacities for compassion, collaboration, diversity, and respect. Using yoga tools, including asana, pranayama, mindfulness, meditation, brain science and discussion, we’ll explore the development of healthy agency, volition, clarity, perspective, stewardship, and collaboration.

All Classes Include Discussion and Yoga Poses

Friday 7 - 9 p.m.: Wise Stewardship, Living Your Dharma

Saturday 12:30 - 3 p.m.: Volition and Clarity: Remedies to Grasping and Aversion (at Om Shala Yoga Center)

Saturday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Perspective, an essential element of healing present, past and future (at Om Shala Yoga Center)

Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Agency and Collaboration: discovering your essential self in collaboration with life

For teachers, students, mental health therapists, or addiction counselors:

Friday 2 - 5 p.m.: Yoga and Neuroscience

Understanding the left brain - right brain hemisphere coordination and the elegance of the triune brain informs our understanding of cognitive, emotional, and physiological processes for our students and clients and enables us to make trauma-sensitive decisions. Specific yoga practices, including breathing, movement, mindfulness, and mantra, will be taught to develop the tool kit for teachers and therapists. APA CE credits available. (at Om Shala Yoga Center)

Sunday 2 - 4 p.m.: Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

Addiction is a process of relief-seeking behaviors and thoughts that unexpectedly take over a person’s life and interrupt their personal leadership. It attempts to alleviate pain, overwhelm, angst, anxiety or depression but tends to deepen rather than relieve suffering. Yoga is a self- development process empowering students to regain personal leadership over their thoughts and behaviors, balances brain chemistry thereby lessening anxiety or depression, and teaches the essential life skills of recovery from pain, trauma, or addiction. APA CE credits available.

Register at either location. Earlybird deadline is Sept. 5.

REGISTRATION: Pay in class, or send or leave payment (checks only) in envelope in wooden mailbox at Inner Freedom Yoga, 890 G St, Arcata, 95521. More info at www.innerfreedomyoga.com

SACRED SOUND WORKSHOP AND CONCERT with classical Indian musicians John Wubbenhorst (bansuri, vocals) and Samrat Kakkeri (tabla)

Concert
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 - 10 p.m.

classical Indian musicians John Wubbenhorst and Samrat KakkeriJohn and Samrat will play traditional North Indian Ragas on the bansuri and tabla. The bansuri is the sensual and serene bamboo flute from North Indian that John learned from the great maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia and Samrat is one of the top most tabla player from the younger generation from India.

$15 by Sept. 20, $20 at the door

Sacred Sound Workshop
Sunday, Sept. 27, 1 - 4 p.m.

"Sacred Sound" an in depth experience of the sacred tradition of music from India. This workshop will include"Raga Singing", which is a call and response singing of various ragas as well a "Tala Clapping" which is a participation in the rhythm cycle of Indian music. There will also be brief performances and videos of various pieces of classical Indian music. This workshop is for musicians and non-musicians alike.

$30 by Sept. 20, $40 at the door​

Both for $40 in advance, $50 at the door

REGISTRATION: Use Paypal at the link below, pay in class, or send or leave payment (checks only) in envelope in wooden mailbox at Inner Freedom Yoga, 890 G St, Arcata, 95521. More info at www.innerfreedomyoga.com

Self Esteem Transformation Group for Women
with Robyn Smith

Sept. 29 - Oct. 27
5 Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

Instructor Robyn Smith leads the Self Esteem workshopLow self esteem is of epidemic proportions in our culture, and especially for women. We feel "not enough" and so we pressure ourselves to achieve and perform, compare ourselves to others, seek outside recognition and praise, and wind up creating more suffering, anxiety and stress. Come learn new ways to "be with" yourself, bolster your self esteem, and ultimately embrace who you truly are. This group will support women of all ages who struggle with self esteem. We'll use techniques, practices and teachings from both the yoga tradition and ​the Hendricks​' Conscious Living​ ​teachings.​ Expect to sit, move, breathe, laugh, and even have some fun!​​ Please bring a notebook and pen.​

$60​ for the series if paid by​ Sept. 25, $68 after

REGISTRATION: Use Paypal at the link below, pay in class, or send or leave payment (checks only) in envelope in wooden mailbox at Inner Freedom Yoga, 890 G St, Arcata, 95521. More info at www.innerfreedomyoga.com

Yoga Therapy Workshops
with Robyn Smith

Saturdays, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14
1 - 3:15 p.m.

Robyn Smith instructs a wall push exercise in a Yoga Therapy workshopThese classes are for anyone with pain and tension. Learn simple alignment techniques in basic and modified poses you can do at home to relieve pain and tension and increase range of motion. No experience required. Hand-outs included.

Great for desk workers, mechanics, teachers, body workers, laborers, and anyone with pain, tension, and stiffness.

Lower Back, Hips and Sacrum: Saturday, October 17:
May help conditions such as Sacro-iliac pain, subluxation, bulging disc, back and hip pain, lordosis, sciatica, and piriformis syndrome.
$25 if paid by Oct. 12, $30 after

Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders: Saturday, November 14:
May help rotator cuff issues, frozen shoulder, jaw tension, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and shoulder tension and pain.
$25 if paid by Nov. 10, $30 after

BOTH for $45 if paid by Oct. 12, $50 after

REGISTRATION: Use Paypal at the link below, pay in class, or send or leave payment (checks only) in envelope in wooden mailbox at Inner Freedom Yoga, 890 G St, Arcata, 95521. More info at www.innerfreedomyoga.com

Additional Information

New visitors

Welcome to our center

Thank you for joining us! If you have a question about a class, please call the instructor. Please come to classes on time, in comfortable (non-restrictive) clothing, with an empty belly (at least 2-3 hours after eating a big meal). Yoga mats, blankets and other props are available for use in class. Good quality mats, blocks, & other props are also for sale. If you are pregnant or have a physical condition, please inform the instructor before class begins. Namaste

map of plaza areaWe are on the plaza in Arcata, California, above Moore's Sleepworld (707)822-7700

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the front door of the Community Yoga Center on the plaza in Arcata, California

Front door of the CYC on the Arcata plaza,
890 G Street.


Melanie Z. Tolley

Clairvoyant Reader &
Metaphysical Teacher

Readings by Appointment
Call (707) 822-7700
890 G Street
Arcata, CA  95518



For more information see
www.melanieztolley.com

 

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