FREE SAMPLES

How do you like free samples?

We’re especially fond of free food samples and great skin care samples and quirky gadgets (but not so much on the sprays of perfume that waft over you upon entering a department store).

A sampling of something gives us the opportunity to try a product or service to see if it meets our standards, satisfies a need, and allows us to give something a test drive at an affordable (FREE!) rate without any expected commitment.

So, how would you like FREE SAMPLES of yoga and meditation?

If you are looking for a safe (and FREE) environment to try yoga and meditation, then mark your calendar for Saturday, January 5, 2019 . . . Sunrise Yoga Studio’s FREE YOGA DAY!

From 9:00 am – 12:30 pm that day you have the opportunity to try any of our 5 FREE yoga and meditation classes.

We want everyone who has had any inkling to test the yoga and meditation waters, no matter how tiny that inkling may have been, to have the opportunity to give yoga and meditation a try. Yes, we are passionate about yoga and meditation, and, yes, we think yoga and meditation is for every body and that every body is made for yoga and meditation. Yes, we’re unashamedly trying to expose you to our passion.

Sample Free Yoga Classes at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Saturday, January 5, 2019Here are our FREE samples for you to try during our FREE yoga and meditation day!

Level 1 w/ Cathy @ 9 – 10 am
Level 2 Flow w/ Karen @ 9 – 10:30 am
Introduction to Meditation w/ Gwen @ 10:15 – 11:15 am
Back Care w/ Karen @ 11 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Yoga w/ Elaine @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

PLUS, SPECIAL ONE-DAY ONLY DISCOUNTS!
Purchase our New Student Special Intro Offer of 30 days for $30 and be entered in a raffle!

Class size is limited – CLICK HERE to reserve your space or use the Sunrise Yoga app.

 

 

Bring a friend and enjoy free yoga, tea and snacks, and a Trunk Show with Twisted Friends Tie Dyes!Twisted Friends Tie Dye Trunk Show at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Saturday, January 5, 2019 Twisted Friends Tie Dye Trunk Show at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Saturday, January 5, 2019

 

Questions? Email us at info@SunriseYoga.net!

**Inclement weather make-up date is Saturday, 1/12**

We’ll see you on FREE Yoga and Meditation Day, Saturday, January 5th, 2019! What better way to begin the new year?!?

 

P.S. Remember our Senior Services donation collection at the Studio! Be a Santa for a Senior!

Yoga and Your Brain

Wondering how to increase your brain power?

You MUST consider yoga and meditation as a route to increased brain power!

Yoga for Your Brain, Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCIn a study published in 2015 in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, researcher and scientist, Brittany Fair, as quoted in yogaresearchandbeyond.com, states, “. . . subjects with more hours of weekly yoga practice showed greater brain volumes than those subjects that practiced less. In addition, utilizing both yoga postures and meditation during practice contributed to the biggest size differences observed in the hippocampus among other regions.”

Ms. Fair combines her scientific background and her yoga teacher training expertise to lead NeuroFlow yoga workshops where the focus is on the neuroscience of yoga while moving your body and practicing yoga and helps participants understand how yoga and meditation affect the brain.

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC“The things we think and the things we do have a dynamic impact on our brain, our attitudes, and ultimately our reality,” notes yoga instructor, Zuzu Perkal in her Wanderlust article, How Yoga Changes Your Brain. “Yoga is all about taking what we learn on the mat (all the things we’ve discussed here today: deep breathing, softening muscles, clearing the mind, and enjoying the present moment) and bringing it into our daily lives. These are the techniques that break bad habits, eliminate negativity, and diminish stress.”

Jessica Migala, reporting for NBC news learned, “Additional observational research on mindfulness and meditation (both are large components of yoga) sheds light on how classes may actually influence your brain structure, says Jonathan Greenberg, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. (Research on yoga alone is limited, but you can make some inferences by looking at meditation studies, he notes.) Studies looking at how the brain changes before and after meditation found that brain structures involved in awareness, attention and self-related thinking changed in structure and increased in volume, he says. Plus, there’s your memory. ‘After eight weeks of meditation training, research found that the hippocampus, which is involved in learning and memory, developed more gray matter density,’ he notes.”

Why does yoga and meditation change the way the brain works? “Yoga works not because the poses are relaxing, but because they are stressful. It is your attempts to remain calm during this stress that create yoga’s greatest neurobiological benefit,” says Alex Korb, PhD, in Psychology Today.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and
meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health for over 10 years. He has also practiced a yoga lifestyle for over 40 years and is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Director of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In his book, Your Brain on Yoga, he states, “There are many different systems in our body, and our brain and genes control all of them. Although we cannot change our DNA, certain behaviors will change which genes are turned off and which are turned on. If you smoke cigarettes, for example, you may turn on genes that elevate your cancer risk. By doing yoga and contemplative practices, you will positively impact specific gene activity, which can change your physiological state and help to regulate your stress response.” He goes on to say, ” Certain areas of our brain undergo positive structural changes when we meditate. Because the brain exhibits plasticity, which means it has the ability to change, whatever you experience will be reflected in and have impact on your brain structure.”

Harvard graduate and international yoga teacher, Gina M. Florio, summarizes Dr. Khalsa’s work as well as other studies in her article, 6 Ways Yoga Changes Your Brain:

☼ Your brain gets flooded with feel-good chemicals
☼ Your cortisol levels drop (Less cortisol = less stress)
☼ Multiple sections of your brain grow in size
☼ The gray matter density in your brain changes (Gray matter influences muscle control and sensory perception)
☼ There is more cortical folding in your brain (More is better!)
☼ Your parasympathetic nervous system is activated (Your brain is more relaxed)

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCOur mission at Sunrise Yoga is to promote yoga as a lifelong process by providing opportunities and facilities for experience and development in a culture of community. We believe this process can be entered by anyone at any time, regardless of age or fitness level, and, as our name implies, we encourage each person to daily engage in this process as the relationship with yoga is explored. We want to assist you in building the mind body connection of yoga and mediation.

Is your brain in need of a remodel/upgrade? With all the evidence pointing to the positive impacts of yoga and mediation on your brain, why not give it a try? Unsure where to start? We are here to help.Child’s Pose (Balasana), Valerie Kiser,, Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC

If you have been practicing yoga and meditation for some time, what changes have you noticed that would support the information noted here?

Let Go!

Do you have trouble letting go?

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”
~ Tao Te Ching

Elaine Round, Quieting the Mind, Letting Go, Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCWant to shift from “go-go-go” to “letting go”? Allow Elaine to lead you through supported yoga postures that will encourage deep relaxation in the Quieting the Mind session, Friday, 12/7, 6:00 pm.

“Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”

~ American writer, Melody Beattie.

Is this a time of letting go for you? What techniques have you found that help you really, truly, “let go”?

Register for Quieting the Mind with Elaine through the Sunrise Yoga app, online, or through the studio.

Keeping Things in Check

The Sunrise Yoga December Newsletter is out!

Read Valerie’s Notes below and read the full newsletter here. You’ll find lots of information about events and happenings at the studio!

 

Valerie Kiser, Owner/Director of Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCThe holiday season is in full swing!

Do you have your to do list, your grocery list, your decorating list, your holiday card list, your holiday gift list all prepared and ready to check, check, check?

List making can help keep anxiety and stress levels in check. List making can protect mental and physical energy levels from being depleted. List making can also keep priorities in balance. And list making can also be a means for remembering the joys in life as well as the many reasons we have to celebrate.

We hope you’ll consider adding one more list to your lists. Sunrise Yoga Studio is again supporting Senior Services this year for the holidays. Senior Services’ mission is to help older adults remain at home for as long as possible and to help them live with dignity.

See the full list of Senior Services items needed here.

Nothing is more important than one’s personal sense of dignity. Maintaining it, however, can be challenging, especially to the more vulnerable, and even more so during the holidays. Our self-worth can suffer from lack of acceptance, disregard, as well as lack of financial resources.

Will you help us give the gift of dignity this holiday season? Someone’s list of reasons to celebrate could use that big check mark you make possible through your gift!

Stretched to the Max

☼ The holidays often stretch you to the max . . . ☼

As we go through the holiday season, we often find ourselves stretched to the max . . . we try to stretch our time (and our wallets) to fit in all the holiday events and holiday shopping . . . and all that stretching can lead to holiday stress! Yikes!

But, are you aware that the right kind of stretching . . . yoga, for the body, meditation for the mind . . . can help reduce stress?

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Forward Fold“Life can be filled with chaos and stress. Soon joints begin to hurt, backs hurt, and people find themselves moving stiffly as they feel tense. Stretching is one way to help remove stress from life and bodies,” according to https://stress.lovetoknow.com/

Yoga International (https://yogainternational.com/) says, “there are three types of stretching, and we may do them all, to varying degrees, in yoga:
1. static (holding a position)
2. dynamic active (bringing a joint repeatedly through its range of motion)
3. PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, one technique of which requires the contraction of the target muscle when it is stretched, followed by a more passive stretch with the muscle relaxed)”

And, https://allstressmanagement.com/ notes the following ten benefits of stretching:
1. Improve joint range of movement, without compromising joint stability.
2. Prevent Injury.
3. Decreases muscle soreness after exercise.
4. Promotes circulation, increases blood supply and nutrients to muscles and joints.
5. Develops mind, body awareness as the body is allowed to move more freely when stretching is applied with focussed attention.
6. Enhances co-ordination, by allowing freedom of movements.
7. Improves posture with the structures being more balanced and even.
8. Reduces stress and pain by getting rid of tension and the lactic acid in the body.
9. Loosens the minds control of the body.
10. Enhances performance and quality of life.

Keep your holiday stress at bay this year through stretching! Join Valerie this Wednesday, December 5th, during her Stretch Everything Select Your Study Session. In this class you will practice yoga poses that stretch each part of your body, which can make every day movement easier and more flexible. The class is open to all experience levels.

Register through the Sunrise Yoga app, online, or through the studio.

Questions about stretching? yoga? stress? Email us at info@SunriseYoga.net.

We need your feedback!

Are instructional yoga videos on yoga poses something you would like us to post more frequently? Please watch the video on Tree Pose (Vrksasana) and give us your feedback! More pose instructions? Other video requests?

If you would like to register for a Sunrise Yoga class, use our Sunrise Yoga app, register online, or through the studio.

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yoga and Gratitude, Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;

and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

On this Thanksgiving Day, it can be challenging to step out from the busyness and the activities and truly remember to be thankful. This day is a reminder to us that we can be in a state of thanksgiving and gratitude every day and to try to be present wherever we are.

Here at Sunrise Yoga Studio, we often get calls asking us, “What is Yoga?” The interesting answer to that question is, “What do you need it to be?”

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCThe reason we answer it this way is because of the individual experience involved. Your experience will be different than someone else’s because your goals are unique, what type of yoga you do varies, and how you approach the techniques and guidance can be different. One of the advantages you have of coming to see us is that we consider what your needs are, such as wellness, fitness, mental clarity, spiritual growth, peace of mind, stress relief, vitality, healing, balance, pain relief, posture, better sleep, and stamina.

We are thankful yoga can provide so many benefits in ways that are as unique as the individuals participating in yoga. And we hope that, through your yoga journey, a deeper sense of gratitude will develop.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., is the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude. He is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and the founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

In an article for Greater Good Magazine, he states, “We’ve studied more than one thousand people, from ages eight to 80, and found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:”

Physical

• Stronger immune systems
• Less bothered by aches and pains
• Lower blood pressure
• Exercise more and take better care of their health
• Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking

Psychological

• Higher levels of positive emotions
• More alert, alive, and awake
• More joy and pleasure
• More optimism and happiness

Social

• More helpful, generous, and compassionate
• More forgiving
• More outgoing
• Feel less lonely and isolated.

The benefits of gratitude and the benefits of yoga are not surprisingly similar! How can you incorporate gratitude development in your yoga practice?

“It can be hard to live in a constant state of gratitude, but you can learn to cultivate it by practicing yoga,” says Lena Schmidt of The Chopra Center. She suggests, “Next time you’re on your mat, try these eight yoga poses that inspire gratitude. For the best results, hold each pose for five to 10 breaths.”

Child’s Pose (Balasana), Valerie Kiser,, Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCChild’s Pose (Balasana) – Find gratitude for your breath—a sign that you are alive and everything is possible.

Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana) – As you breathe calmly, consider one part of your body for which you are especially grateful.

Supported Reclining Heart Opener (Setu Bandhasana Variation) – Consider a friend or mentor who is dear to you and all you’ve learned from him or her. Allow the thought of this person to inspire feelings of love and gratitude in your heart.Supported Reclining Heart Opener (Setu Bandhasana Variation), Valerie Kiser, Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC

Standing Forward Fold (Uttanasana) – Find gratitude for your feet and all the adventures they take you on.

Mountain Pose with Raised Hands (Tadasana + Urdva Hastasana) – Find gratitude for all of your hopes and dreams and the unknown adventure of the future.

Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) – Find gratitude for an aspect of your life or a talent you hold that you appreciate.

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Camel PoseCamel Pose (Ustrasana) – As you open your heart, throat, and shoulders, find gratitude for all the courage you’ve summoned into your life, and how it’s helped you through challenges big and small.

Final Resting Pose (Savasana) – Find compassion and gratitude for your own journey, for all of your strengths and all of your struggles.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Corpse Pose

What are your thoughts on how yoga can help create a greater sense of gratitude? We’d love to know!

Namaste and Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving! With gratitude from Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons NC

Our Instructors Are the Best!

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga InstructorsWe have really incredible, wonderful, caring yoga instructors at Sunrise Yoga Studio!

If you’ve taken yoga classes at Sunrise Yoga, no doubt you agree that our yoga instructors are top notch. But what makes a yoga instructor top notch?Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Cathy Howe

 

 

 

Researching this question led to quite a few lists of the must have characteristics of a good (better yet, great) yoga instructor. What quality would be at the top of your list?Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Elaine Round

Of the eight resources reviewed, every one of them noted a good yoga instructor should have the ability to observe the surroundings and situations of the classroom, and, by paying attention to detail and drawing from the instructor’s yoga knowledge base, adjust the pace and difficulty level of the class. Leave out the word “yoga” and you have a description of a good instructor of any subject! Remaining aware of your surroundings means watching students without making them feel uncomfortable and, as they practice each pose, assisting them when necessary. Having the mental flexibility to adjust lets students know the instructor is aware and cares about their students’ wellbeing.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Gwen McLaughlin

Another frequently mentioned quality is language or voice. The yoga instructor’s voice is a powerful tool used to guide students in and out of poses. The language and the tone of voice help the instructor tell the yoga story. The better the communication from the yoga instructor, the deeper the students can immerse themselves in their yoga practice. A good yoga instructor knows how to use language and voice to calm or energize, support or challenge, reinforce or educate. Adjusting language and voice ties back to the ability to observe the surroundings and demonstrates compassion in both words and actions.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Tom Ward

Awareness and adjustments also relate to being present and authentic. While presence may seem a bit vague, a good yoga instructor’s teaching will reflect his or her presence and help the student stay focus and engaged. The yoga instructor’s authenticity will come across in the messages shared and the manner in which they are shared. Personalization will infuse the instructor’s energy level into the class and create the appropriate type space for each yoga class.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Sandra Gentry WellsSunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Lisa Kushner

It would seem to go without saying that preparation, study, attention to detail, and an emphasis on safety would be evident in all yoga instructors, not just good ones, and yet these attributes were mentioned less frequently than the qualities above. A love and respect for yoga would also be expected and might be manifested in the instructor’s desire to continue learning as well as in the instructor’s own ongoing practice of yoga.

One quality mentioned only once but that would be at or near the top of our list is trust. Yoga classes can be a place of sanctuary, a place to be open to trying without fear of failure or ridicule, a place to let go of the rest of the world for a brief time. If the student doesn’t have a sense of trust in the yoga instructor to create this type space, the student will not have fully experienced quality yoga.Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Karen HoglundSunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Kim Crawford

Sunrise Yoga holds our instructors to high standards. Our instructors have all undergone rigorous study and testing to acquire the certification necessary to teach. They must demonstrate their teaching and leadership abilities before joining the Sunrise Yoga staff.

You, however, hold our instructors to even higher standards. You come to Sunrise Yoga expecting good instructors and quality yoga classes. You are looking for an instructor who will share not only knowledge of yoga but who will also be a light and an inspiration for you.

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Jessie RymarchykThe instructors themselves hold themselves to standards even higher than we do or you do! Some things simply can’t be learned and our instructors have inborn desires to learn, to teach, to lead, to grow, and to inspire. They continuously challenge themselves to bring yoga classes to you that bring yoga into your world and help you see your world through the eyes of an enlightened yogi.

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Karen FitzgeraldTo conclude, we quote from yogapedia.com. “Perhaps most crucially, there is no one perfect yoga teacher and yoga teaching is not an exact science. There is space out there in the sphere of inspirational yoga classes for a huge variety of teaching styles and techniques. The common denominator, though, is that all good yoga teachers care deeply about their yoga and about their students.”Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor, Mary Ellen Tuohy

Today is not a “salute your yoga instructor day” or any special day related to yoga instructors. Every day at Sunrise Yoga is a day we are proud of our instructors and honored to have them as part of our staff. We hope you concur.

Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC, Yoga Instructor and Director, Valerie KiserIf you have a quality you look for in a yoga instructor we haven’t mentioned, please comment. If your Sunrise Yoga instructor has a quality you particularly admire, please let us know.

 

We thank you as students for being a part of who our instructors are and what Sunrise Yoga is. You elevate our good qualities and help direct us to be our best!

Check out all our instructors on our web site.

Is yoga instructor in your future? We offer yoga teacher training! Find out more here!

 

 

 

Commentary about the qualities mentioned above for a good yoga instructor can be found on the following web sites:

https://www.yogiapproved.com/yoga/habits-great-yoga-teachers-share/

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Yoga Teacher

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-2061/11-Qualities-of-the-Ultimate-Yoga-Instructor.html

7 Qualities of a Great Yoga Instructor

https://www.doyouyoga.com/10-qualities-of-an-amazing-yoga-teacher/

https://www.expandinglight.org/free/yoga-teacher/articles/general/good-vs-great.php

https://www.yogapedia.com/2/7040/yoga-practice/5-qualities-of-a-good-yoga-teacher

https://beyogi.com/qualities-of-a-great-yoga-teacher/

https://www.yogajournal.com/blog/what-makes-a-good-teacher

Relax and Restore

Restorative Yoga with Sound Immersion, Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCIn the every day world things can get busy and stressful and it can become difficult to drown out the noise that’s part of being an adult. Every so often we need a way to disconnect but recharge, shut down but tune in, relax but restore.

If any of these situations resonated with you, come join Percussionist Bill Smith and Sunrise Yoga Instructor Cathy Howe for a wonderful session of restorative yoga with sound immersion!Restorative Yoga with Sound Immersion by Percussionist Bill Smith at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons NC

Discover a deep sense of tranquility as you the let the vibrations of gongs and bells wash over you as you relax through a series of restorative yoga poses. After this type of yoga practice, participants can have reduced stress, a better quality of sleep, a profound sense of calm and focus and a refreshed feeling and outlook.

Come relax and restore, Sunday, November 11th, 5:00-6:30 pm. REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 4, 2018, AND SAVE $5 OFF THE WORKSHOP PRICE!

 

If you have participated in restorative yoga and sound immersion before, please tell us what you think!

Restorative Yoga with Sound Immersion by Percussionist Bill Smith at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons NCRestorative Yoga with Sound Immersion by Percussionist Bill Smith at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons NC

Register for this workshop through the Sunrise Yoga app, online, or through the studio.

Visit Bill’s web site and listen to samples of his music! His music is also available on YouTube!

 

Have you registered?

Learn more about the practice of yoga by attending one of our yoga workshops! Our yoga workshops, although they vary in terms of instruction and topic, focus on the core approach of yoga – helping everyone move toward greater wellness and wellbeing.

Enhance your knowledge of yoga, try different yoga practices, and strengthen your understanding of different yoga poses and movement techniques at one of Sunrise Yoga Studio’s yoga workshops. Outside of our regular class schedule, we bring in incredible guest yoga instructors to teach yoga workshops that focus on different aspects of yoga and the many benefits it provides to the mind, body, and spirit.

Cindy Dollar Yoga Weekend at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCThe next yoga workshop at Sunrise Yoga brings back a very popular yoga instructor, Cindy Dollar. Cindy has been helping people live more flexible and balanced lives since 1985. She teaches yoga classes and offers private yoga instruction in Asheville, and leads yoga workshops throughout the Southeast. Cindy’s been voted one of the Best Yoga Teachers in Western North Carolina for the last ten years. She is the former owner of Asheville’s One Center Yoga and, we are happy to have her back at Sunrise!

In a commentary on commitment to yoga, Cindy says, “Frequently, potential students will find reasons not to attend before they attend the first class. They feel like they are too stiff, too old, too tired, too short, too heavy, or too “fill-in-the-blank.” Perhaps they think these issues will magically disappear and then they can come to class. In actuality, all those issues might not go away by coming to class. Nevertheless, one’s relationship with “too stiff, too old, too tired, too short, or too heavy” will change as one develops a loving relationship with one’s body through focusing on the strength, flexibility, and stability that it already has.”

Cindy brings her incredible yoga experience and knowledge to Sunrise Yoga Friday through Sunday, November 2nd – 4th. Her sessions include:

Yoga for Emotional Wellbeing, Friday, November 2nd, 6:00-8:00 pm (Individual session cost is $45.) covering yoga to help release tension and stress, calm and focus the mind, and increase clarity of mind. In this session, you will shift into a sense of being grounded and resilient.

Yoga from a Different Angle, Saturday, November 3rd, 9:30 am -12:30 pm (Individual session cost is $65.) where you will experience the world through the yoga lens while practicing twists, inversions and a variety of poses that let you see the world from a different angle, both literally and figuratively.

Working Toward Stillness, Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00-4:00 pm (Individual session cost is $45.) in which you will travel the roadmap to a rewarding meditation practice. Explore asanas (postures) that help prepare you for sitting, along with meditation techniques to help you cultivate the serenity and quietude that meditation offers.

Yoga for Sciatica, Sunday, November 4th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Individual session cost is $65.) where you can explore underlying causes of back pain & discover how to find relief through your yoga practice.

If you would like to experience the full Cindy Dollar weekend workshop, you will save $10 over the individual session registration fees. The cost for the full weekend yoga workshop is $210.

Register for the full weekend or for individual sessions through the Sunrise Yoga app, online, or through the studio.

Future yoga workshops at Sunrise Yoga include:

Sound Immersion with Percussionist Bill Smith and Restorative Yoga with Cathy Howe, Sunday, November 11th, 5:00-6:30 pm (Workshop cost is $20 if you register by November 4th; $25 after. Sunrise Yoga members receive a 10% discount when registering at the front desk.) Discover a deep sense of tranquility as you the let the vibrations of gongs and bells wash over you as you relax through a series of restorative yoga poses. After this type of practice, participants can have reduced stress, a better quality of sleep, a profound sense of calm and focus and a refreshed feeling and outlook.Percussionist Bill Smith and Restorative Yoga with Cathy Howe Workshop at Sunrise Yoga, Clemmons, NC

Saturday Morning Workshop with Valerie Kiser (owner/director of Sunrise Yoga Studio and co-owner of East Coast Yoga Therapy), Saturday, December 1st, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Workshop cost is $40 if you register by November 24th; $50 after. Sunrise Yoga members receive a 20% discount when registering at the front desk.) Yoga class with an emphasis of working toward Handstand; anatomy of the lower arm. Deepen your yoga practice and knowledge. Only 6 months prior yoga experience required at Level 1 and above.

Sunday Morning Workshop with Valerie Kiser (owner/director of Sunrise Yoga Studio and co-owner of East Coast Yoga Therapy), Sunday, December 2nd, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Workshop cost is $40 if you register by November 24th; $50 after. Sunrise Yoga members receive a 20% discount when registering at the front desk.) Discuss and practice digital pranayamas; discuss therapeutics related to the lower arm; and enjoy a yoga practice to put the discussions into practice. Deepen your yoga practice and knowledge. Only 6 months prior yoga experience required at Level 1 and above.

Cheryl Fenner Brown, Yoga for Cancer Survivor, workshop at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NCHealing Yoga for Cancer Weekend Intensive with Cheryl Fenner Brown (C-IAYT, ERYT 500), Friday through Sunday, February 15th-17th (Workshop cost is $240 if you register by February 3rd; $275 after. Participants will receive 12 hours towards their CEC’s for Yoga Alliance.) This weekend immersion for yoga teachers and health care practitioners teaches the theory and practice of yoga therapy for cancer patients and survivors, as well as how both active and contemplative practices can help ease treatment side-effects. Learn about the anatomy of cancer and how yoga helps strengthen the immune system. In addition, learn how to adapt common asanas for patients in active treatment, what is safe and what should be avoided. Finally, learn how to use contemplative practices that bolster emotional and spiritual well-being, including mudras (hand gestures), pranayama (breathing), mantras (chanting and sound), sankalpa (intention), and yoga nidra (guided relaxation). Cheryl’s Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship feasibility study was presented at IAYT’s Symposium on Yoga Research and the Society of Integrative Oncology’s annual conferences in 2015 and highlighted in Yoga Journal. From this work she developed a 50-hr Healing Yoga for Cancer teacher training that is offered nationwide.

Weekend Workshop with Julie Gudmestad, PT and Iyengar-teacher, Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd-24th. More information to come soon!Julie Gudmestad Yoga Workshop at Sunrise Yoga Studio, Clemmons, NC

Our goal at Sunrise Yoga is to provide a variety of yoga experiences and opportunities through ongoing classes as well as specialized yoga workshops to help you deepen your yoga practice and discover new yoga connections. We’ll see you on the mat!

Questions? Email us at info@SunriseYoga.net or call the studio.

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