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SAT, SEPT 19 • Costa Rica Preview: Kirtan & Yoga Nidra • Asheville, NC

Join Michael for a free preview of our Costa Rica retreat in February! We’ll start by singing mantras for peace and end with a very relaxing shavāsana with ambient sounds and guided imagery. Everyone of all ages are welcome to participate, no experience required.

Saturday, Sept 19 • 7:30-9pm
Location:  Asheville Yoga Center

More info on Costa Rica Retreat:  http://truenatureyogawellness.com/event/michaeljohnson2016/
Costa Rica Retreat with Lama Marut, Cindy Lee & Michael Johnson
Feb 12-19, 2016
Save $300 off full price of $1995 until October 1st.

Beach at Santa Tersa

Nov 6-8 • Meditation & Yoga • Asheville, NC

Join Michael Johnson & Will Hamilton, Ph.D for a transformative weekend of meditation and yoga.
One of of the most difficult things we can do in life is to be fully awake and fully present for ourselves and for the people we love and care about. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, fully present, and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.
Location:  Asheville Yoga Center

SCHEDULE, Nov 6-8:
Friday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm | 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am – 12:00pm

JAN 15-17 • Sanskrit for Yogis • Asheville, NC

Want a comprehensive introduction to the language of yoga in one weekend? In this course you will learn to read and write the alphabet, properly pronounce yoga postures, sing sacred mantras, and read texts with precision. Each session will include an all levels asana practice, reading materials, chanting, and exercises to enhance memory.

This Sanskrit weekend is for anyone interested in learning, at any age. Michael will teach you how to approach this mysterious language of yoga as a yoga practice in and of itself, in a way that is both enjoyable and inspiring. The first step in learning Sanskrit is to develop to develop an intimacy with its sounds; to become familiar with their exact location, feeling their force and power, and the unique way they vibrate the palate and engage the breath. So be prepared for chanting, lecture, handouts, and asana practice all woven into a great weekend.

SCHEDULE:
Friday, January 15, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Introduction to Sanskrit and Yoga philosophy/history, Chanting alphabet

Saturday, January 16 26, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Continuing to chant the alphabet
Practicing Sanskrit asana pronunciation
Master class with Sanskrit

Saturday, January 16, 2:30 – 6:00pm
Practicing Sanskrit asana pronunciation
Student teaching mini Asana classes with Sanskrit

Sunday, January 17, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Practicing Sanskrit asana pronunciation
Student teaching mini Asana classes with Sanskrit

Required Reading/Listening: Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman