About Savasana by Amir
Savasana (Corpse Pose) is the most important part of our yoga practice. This pose serves many purposes — physical, mental and emotional — and teachers often use it to start and end class. The pose looks deceptively simple and many tend to consider it an easy pose. But what, at first, looks simple and easy, eventually turns out to be somewhat difficult. The goal of Savasana is to relax the body and mind to make them both tranquil and calm. Not only should your body be relaxed and motionless, but even your mind should be calm, like the surface of a still pond. The result is a deep and profound relaxation that carries into our daily life activities and circumstances.
Most yoga classes follow a similar pattern: (1) They begin with a short opening period of centering and turning inwards away from the mundane world and setting an intention for the practice. (2) Following that comes the asana practice itself. (3) At the end comes an integration phase where the effects of the yoga practice are allowed to absorb and penetrate deep into the self — Savasana is the primary vehicle of that process. After a balanced asana practice, our bodies will have been stretched, contracted, twisted and folded. Following the exertion of the practice, Savasana allows our body and mind a chance to regroup and retune. An intelligent yoga practice will teach the nervous system a host of new neuromuscular movements — meaning that even the deepest muscles have the opportunity to let go and shed their habitual patterns of movement. Savasana gives the nervous system a chance to integrate this new information in a brief pause before we’re thrust back into the usual stresses of daily life. Judith Lasater wrote the following practical advice:
“…Savasana teaches much more than relaxation. It teaches clearly and concretely the importance of being, not just doing. Our culture is very much a “doing” culture; we value action and results over being and awareness. Savasana may be the only time during the week that the student is quiet and present, not acting, not achieving, not sleeping, just being present.” Savasana is a very challenging pose — it has the potential to take us to the limits of our mindfulness. It is as easy to think of it as unnecessary and to avoid it as it is to allow it to become nothing more than taking a nap. It demands both diligence and finesse. Too long and our minds become dull and we fall asleep. Too little time, or time spent wrestling with thoughts, and it’s ineffective.
Remember that everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end. If you ever have to leave class early, make sure you reserve at least five minutes to take Savasana before you leave in order to soak in the benefits of the practice. Even if you forgot to notify your teacher, by taking Savasana, you send a clear and certain signal that your intention is to end your practice with the finishing touch it deserves. 2
Inner Treasure: Taking Your Yoga Deep by Alex Levin
When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness. —Yoga Sutras I:3
Yoga awakens our desire to experience the truth of who we are. People often report that yoga gives them a sense of having arrived “home” or of being more at home in themselves. It happens on many levels. We move a new way, or in a way that we haven’t moved in a long time, and the physical relaxation is a welcome ease. We direct our attention to movement with breath and feel subtle energies we didn’t realize existed, as if discovering secret chambers in our own house. We feel as if there’s more room in our minds as well as our bodies. It’s like a small aperture allows in just enough light for us to recognize that we have a treasure hidden within us. The opening is a taste of freedom, of our essential nature. Once we’ve had this taste, we cannot forget it.
However, for most of us this feeling, this knowing, seems to repeatedly slip away. We get back to our jobs, our families, our routines and the contrast can be unsettling. At first, equanimity is not available at the snap of a finger, and we may encounter challenge every step of the way outside the yoga studio. Desperate for our next fix of bliss, we might feel like a junkie counting the hours until our next yoga class. The analogy ends here because unlike a havoc-wreaking addiction, the elixir of yoga is not a temporary high or numbing out, but a step-by-step practical path toward realizing our full potential. The commitment to yoga class and perhaps our own home practice is not a way of escaping life’s demands, but of cultivating, indeed becoming, the presence that allows us to engage more fully in every moment of our existence.
To help keep our focus, we can remember that yogis through the ages have paved the way for us, that we are not alone on our path. We can reach out for support. As Sun & Moon teachers, staff and students, we are all part of the sangha, the community dedicated to learning, living and sharing this yogic path. Wherever you are on the continuum of your
yoga passion—whether burning with motivation or knowing yoga “works” but lately feeling uninspired— this season you can let Sun & Moon support your commitment to growth and transformation, whether that is by making sure you get to your weekly class even as other demands and opportunities tug at your time, or by considering one of our structured programs to guide your inquiry.
Participating in Summer Bliss 2010 will refresh your resolve during the eight weeks of July and August. You’ll release tension with three classes a week at either studio and four individual healing sessions. It’s much like going on yoga retreat without leaving home, and according to last year’s participants, reveals yoga’s power in our daily lives in a new light.
Or, if your desire is to know more about how yoga works, for example how poses, chakras and chanting relate to each other, how to know which to do when, or how The Yoga Sutras inform our practice or our lives, you may be interested in pursuing Sun & Moon’s Yoga In-Depth Advanced Studies and Teacher Training. Beginning in September, this course will explore yoga techniques and lifestyle as they are grounded in historic and contemporary wisdom and science. You’ll find more details for these programs online and in fliers at the studios.
However we decide to remember our inner treasure, our relaxed presence, with continued practice we increasingly witness how yoga’s curriculum meets us where we are, just as we are, to loosen whatever restricts us. We identify more and more with the feel of our awareness, of unbounded consciousness. We see that the flow of our being emerges from this stillness and spaciousness. We think, speak and act from authenticity, integrity and courage. Rather than a cafeteria of disappointing and inconvenient obligations that limit what we really want to be doing, life begins to feel more like a banquet of opportunity and limitless possibility.
Balancing Mudra Vinyasa by Suzanne Morgan
A hasta mudra is a gesture or positioning of the hands to channel and direct energy in the body. Mudras come from the over-three-thousand-year-old tradition of yoga originating in India. Hasta means “hand” in Sanskrit and “mudra” comes from the Sanskrit word “mud”, meaning to delight. A mudra is a “seal” as in sealing your connection with the Divine and sealing the energy in the body. There are many forms of mudras, such as with the eyes and the tongue. Mudras may also incorporate the whole body. While yoga is a spiritual practice, it also offers practical healing applications that benefit even those who aren’t spiritually oriented. Hasta mudras work in a way that can be compared to acupuncture or reflexology. By activating parts of the hand, a hasta mudra opens up channels of energy and sends messages to the brain. Try this balancing mudra series and see if it speaks to you. If you are sensitive energetically, you may receive immediate results. But if the benefit doesn’t come quickly, be patient and consistent in your practice.
BALANCING MUDRA Meaning/Benefit: This incorporates the gyan, shunya, prithivi, and bhudi mudras into a vinyasa — a flow of gestures that connects with the breath.
The gyan mudra represents home or roots and promotes a calming and grounding effect. This mudra can be used for cultivating simplicity in your life and for enhanced concentration.
The shunya mudra is called the Heaven mudra and can help us when we no longer hear beautiful things or when we aren’t listening to others. The shunya
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mudra promotes conscious listening and patience, allowing us to accept the present as it is now. This mudra also helps with physical hearing problems.
The prithivi mudra will help you increase your energy. This gesture not only increases and nourishes physical strength, but also psychological strength. The bhudi mudra allows us to speak the truth. This mudra will help you channel intuition and communication of your innermost thoughts. It promotes balance and fluidity — both on a physical level (relieving dry mouth or eyes) and on an emotional level.
The photos show the sequence of movement, from left to right. Repeat this sequence for five minutes or so. Or you can extend the length of time, making this a beautiful meditation practice. The primary benefit of this mudra sequence is to calm the mind. In addition, one of my students has reported great success using this sequence in helping her go to sleep at night. This lovely vinyasa can be done anywhere — while waiting in line, walking or sitting. It also helps to set a
Vicki Christian Suzanne Morgan Carol Confino Annie Moyer & Mike Ricker Cynthia Maltenfort & Annette Hyde Julie Carvalho Anne Jablonski Suzanne Morgan Rixie Dennison Helene Hammer Annie Moyer & Beth Fedman
positive intention as you form a mudra and concentrate on this intention during the practice. To make this vinyasa more effective, concentrate on the following words as you touch each respective finger: 1) index finger – calm energy; 2) middle finger: patience; 3) ring finger: confidence; and 4) pinky: intuition. How to form the mudras and integrate the breath: It also helps to set a positive intention as you form a mudra and concentrate on this intention during the practice. 1. Touch the tip of the index finger to the tip of the thumb. Inhale deeply and slowly.
2. Touch the tip of the middle finger to the tip of the thumb. Exhale slowly and completely. 3. Touch the tip of the ring finger to the tip of the thumb. Inhale deeply and slowly. 4. Touch the tip of the pinky finger to the thumb. Exhale slowly and completely.
Teacher Feature Meet Charlotte Raich
What inspired you to practice yoga? I have always been interested in breath, movement and how the body works. In my childhood and teens I was a dancer. I practiced ballet, tap and jazz. I loved the movement and expression, but it took a physical and mental toll on my body. It was all about having the perfect form. That really puts the pressure on. When I started practicing yoga, I realized that form is not as important. I learned to accept my body just as it is on any given day. This concept was enlightening. It inspired me to continue on with my practice of yoga. I pass this message along to my students as well. What people have influenced you along your yoga journey and where did you get your training? I have always been interested in the teachings and practice of Dharma Mittra and Yogi Bhajan. This inspired me to do my first Yoga Alliance teacher training with Darshan Kaur Khalsa in Kundalini Yoga in Herndon. A year later I did my second yoga alliance certification in Hatha Yoga with Susan Van Nuys and Doug Keller. I have also done the Radiant Child teacher training for children. I have a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Currently I am getting my master’s degree at Marymount University in Health Promotion Management. One of the many things that my training brought me is a fascination with yoga philosophy. The ancient written pieces and the Yoga Sutras changed my attitude and outlook on life. It “rocked my world”
for the better. Since then, I have been on a new path of knowledge, acceptance and understanding. I have found that when I am doubtful or troubled about most things in life, I can find the answers that I seek in these ancient teachings of yoga. It has been an amazing journey so far… this thing called life. What style of yoga do you teach? I do believe that there is a little piece of all of my teachers in my style. Then, my own personal element gets added. I don’t really label my style of teaching in any way. If I had to choose I would say that it is a “little of everything” (hatha) with pranayama, vinyasa and meditation mixed in. My personal practice includes all types of yoga. I don’t limit myself to one thing. I go out and see what is out there and what is being offered at all studios, and give it a try. You name it, I’ll try it. What do you like to do in your free time? I really love to ride my bike. There is something so freeing about it. I just get out there and go as fast and as far as I can. It is great to live in Arlington with all of the trails around here. I also enjoy going out to meals. Just when I think that I have tried everything in Arlington, another restaurant pops up that gets added to my list. My favorite thing to do is just relax with my kids. This is especially good when there is no soccer practice, homework or other obligations. It is great when we have time together to just be. That is my favorite thing to do, just be.
Level 1: A basic introduction to yoga breathing, postures, and relaxation. Intended for beginners with no previous experience, or those looking for a gentle and basic ongoing practice.
Level 2: Refines the basics and provides more detailed alignment instructions and breath work.
Level 3*: Teaches more advanced standing and seated poses, pranayama, and begins integrating inversions, deeper backbends, and meditation techniques.
Level 4*: Intensifies an already-strong asana practice by developing a deeper internal and energetic understanding of yoga. Inversions, arm balances, wheel and lotus poses are included, as well as advanced pranayama and meditation. Students are expected to have a home practice.
All Levels: Includes the basics as well as options for deeper practice. Appropriate for all students.
Combination Classes (i.e. Level 1/2): For the student who is comfortable in the lower level, and interested in exploring the next. Adaptive Yoga: A slow-paced class which combines yogic breathing, deep relaxation, and gentle movement to restore strength, range of motion and vitality. The practice will be modified for individual needs.
Anusara Yoga: Meaning “flowing with Grace,” Anusara is based on a heart expansive, life-affirming Tantric philosophy, which recognizes an inherent benevolence in all creation. Anusara yoga also utilizes an elegant and concise system of alignment principles called The Universal Principles of Alignment, and is taught with the qualities of “attitude, alignment and action.”
Budokon®, created by Kancho Cameron Shayne, translates in Japanese as “Way of the Spiritual Warrior,” and merges the two most ancient forms of movement into one synergistic expression. Explores the body’s full range of motion while cultivating agility control speed, power, balance, and flow. Exploring the Chakras: The Yoga tradition speaks of seven chakras, or spinning vortexes of energy which represent seven windows to the soul. These sacred centers carry us on our journey toward greater
TEACHER BIOS: For a listing of Sun & Moon teachers, please go to our website at www.sunandmoonstudio.com and click on “about sun&moon” and then “our teachers.”
awareness and vitality. Join Rixie this summer, where each week we will use asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation to navigate the chakra system, moving up sequentially each week from the first chakra to the seventh. Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement: Ingenious movement sequences that stimulate your brain as well as improve your physical abilities.
Gentle Yoga: Basic poses at a slow pace. Ideal for beginners and/or students with health concerns.
Integral Yoga: A holistic approach to yoga that incorporates a complete hatha routine, deep relaxation, pranayama, chanting and a short meditation. Appropriate for all levels.
Kids: Play and work with poses to increase flexibility and strength, develop coordination and posture, and explore relaxation and stress reduction tools. Yoga stories and/or visualizations will be presented in each class.
Kripalu-Inspired Yoga: A variation of hatha yoga, the Kripalu style focuses on listening to your mind, body and spirit. Every class is an exploration of self. Sanskrit chanting, use of mantra, yoga philosophy and deep relaxation. Emphasis on learning about yourself makes this class appropriate for all levels of yogis.
Kundalini Yoga: A unique yoga practice integrating hand positions, breath, posture, sound and motion. This class offers an opportunity to explore the highly evolved technology of Kundalini yoga infused with classic yoga asanas and vinyasa flow. Meditation: A general survey and practice of various meditation philosophies and practices. Open to beginners and advanced students alike. No registration necessary.
Middle and High Schoolers: A playful yet disciplined practice of asana, pranayama, and relaxation, intended to help reduce stress and promote strength, self-esteem, focus, balance, and positive body images.
Moms & Babies: Bring along your baby, from infant to almost-crawling, for this welcoming postnatal class that emphasizes how yoga can help you stay physically and emotionally strong and centered during your first months together. Strengthen, stretch and tone your body
with emphasis on support for feeding, holding, lifting and carrying your baby, as well as moving more easily through your daily life. Learn basic techniques of baby massage and movements that encourage neuromuscular development in babies.
Pilates 1: This exercise system focuses on correct breathing, posture and core strengthening. No admittance after week three without permission of the instructor. Pilates 2: The progression in this class is faster than Pilates 1 and provides an energetic, full body workout. Prior Pilates experience necessary.
Pre-Natal Yoga: An all-levels course which supports and empowers expectant mothers. Teaches ways to ease aches and pains, make the body comfortable during pregnancy, and use the breath to calm and steady the mind.
Restorative Yoga: Completely relax, relieve tension and revive the mind and body through breath work and passive yoga poses. Restorative yoga provides an ideal way to end the work week, recover from stress, and renew the nervous system.
Vinyasa 1**: A fast-paced, challenging practice that builds stamina and strength through a series of flowing poses. Students should be comfortable coming quickly into standing poses with good alignment and should be practicing at Level 2 or above. Appropriate for beginning Ashtanga-style and power yoga practitioners.
Vinyasa 2**: Adds more advanced poses and challenging transitions to the fast, flowing pace of Vinyasa 1. Open to Level 3+ students or students comfortable with a Vinyasa 1 practice who are ready to expand their focus and core strength. Appropriate for experienced Ashtangastyle and power yoga practitioners.
Yogic Writing: With yoga as our guide, explore your deepest self through the written word. Discover new parts of yourself and universal truths of humanity through writing exploration. In a nonjudgmental and confidential space, engage in writing exercises, share writing with others, and explore how personal writing moves you, teaches you, and changes you. No writing experience necessary; this class already assumes that everyone has a unique voice and innate creative genius.
*Level 3 and up classes require teacher permission.
**Vinyasa classes require completion of at least two sessions of Level 2 or above and/or permission from the teacher. 7
DIRECTIONS TO ARLINGTON ARLINGTON STUDIO 3811 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
From Rt. 66 heading East: Take Exit 72 (Spout Run/Lee Hwy). Turn left onto Lee Hwy. Continue on Lee Hwy. until you reach your 3rd light. Turn right onto N. Pollard. The studio is on Lee Hwy. on the right in a small strip of stores. From GW Parkway/Alexandria: Take the Spout Run Exit (left exit) off GW Parkway. Turn right onto Lee Hwy. Continue on Lee Hwy. and at the fourth light turn right onto N. Pollard. Park in lot on your right. The studio will be on Lee Hwy. in a small strip of stores.
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Arlington • Fairfax City 703.525.YOGA (9642)
Time SUNDAY 9:00am-10:30am 9:15am-10:45am 10:45am-12:00pm 11:00am-12:30pm 12:30pm-2:00pm 12:45pm-2:00pm 4:45pm-6:15pm 6:30pm-7:30pm
MONDAY 10:00am-11:15am 10:15am-11:45am 12:00pm-1:15pm 12:15pm-1:30pm 4:00pm-5:30pm 4:00pm-5:15pm 4:30pm-6:00pm 5:30pm-6:30pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 6:45pm-7:45pm 8:00pm-9:30pm 8:00pm-9:15pm
TUESDAY 10:00am-11:15am 10:15am-11:45am 11:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-1:30pm 4:30pm-6:00pm 4:45pm-6:00pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 6:15pm-7:30pm 7:30pm-8:45pm 8:00pm-9:15pm 8:00pm-9:30pm WEDNESDAY 6:30am-7:30am 9:30am-11:00am 9:30am-10:45am 11:15am-12:30pm 11:30am-12:45pm 4:30pm-6:00pm 6:15pm-7:30pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 8:00pm-9:15pm 8:00pm-9:30pm
THURSDAY 10:30am-12:00pm 10:30am-11:45am 12:30pm - 2:00pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 6:15pm-7:30pm 7:45pm-9:15pm 8:00pm-9:30pm FRIDAY 6:30am-7:30am 9:30am-10:45am 10:15am-11:45am 11:00am-12:30pm 4:30pm-5:45pm 6:30pm-8:00pm 6:30pm-8:00pm SATURDAY 8:00am-9:00am 9:15am-10:15am 9:15am-10:30am 10:45am-12:15pm 10:45am-12:15pm 12:30pm-2:00pm
ARLINGTON STUDIO • SUMMER 2010 (9 WEEKS) Monday July 5 through Sunday September 5
All Levels Level 3 Level 1 Level 2 Kripalu-Inspired Yoga Budokon Vinyasa 2 Meditation
Enid Kassner Alex/Jackie Enid Kassner Anne J./Emma Jane Phelan Emma Saal Alfia Khaibullina Various teachers
Level 1 Level 2 Gentle Meditation Yogic Writing (6 weeks)* Level 1 Level 2/3 Pilates 1 Level 3/4 Level 2 Pilates 1/2 Vinyasa 1/2 Level 1
Judith/Kristin Asya/Jackie Asya/Pauline Jackie Shaffer
Sue Eisenfeld Karin Caffi Jackie Shaffer Danielle Ring Alex Levin Amir Danielle Ring Carol Stehl Amir
5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul
5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00 Donation
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Level 1 Level 2 Feldenkrais Level 3 Level 2/3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 1 Gentle Level 1 Level 2/3
Judith/Maureen Annie Moyer Madeline Helbraun Annie Moyer Jackie Shaffer Tanja Szabo Jackie Shaffer Suzanne Morgan Asya/Pauline Alex Levin Heidi Panetta
6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $117.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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All Levels Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Moms & Babies Level 2/3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 1 Level 2
Charlotte Raich Jackie Shaffer Diana Erkiletian Jackie Shaffer Allegra/ Faith Annie Moyer Jackie Shaffer Annie Moyer Kristy Vandenberg Roger Panetta
7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul
$117.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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Level 2 Level 1 Level 2/3 Level 2/4 Level 1 Integral Yoga Vinyasa 2
Alex Levin Annie Moyer Judith/Maureen Suzanne Morgan Anne Jablonski Sabrina Haritos Kristin/tbd
8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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All Levels Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Gentle Prenatal All Levels
Emma Saal Charlotte Raich Jackie Shaffer Charlotte Raich Pauline/ Faith Maureen/ Beth E. Alfia Khaibullina
9-Jul 9-Jul 9-Jul 9-Jul 9-Jul 9-Jul 9-Jul
$117.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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Pilates 1/2 Pilates 1 Level 1 Level 2 Vinyasa 1 Prenatal
Nirinjan Devi Nirinjan Devi Amir Amir Allegra Gulino Allegra Gulino
10-Jul 10-Jul 10-Jul 10-Jul 10-Jul 10-Jul
$117.00 $117.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 Donation
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Time SUNDAY 9:00am-10:00am 9:15am-10:30am 10:15am-11:30pm 11:00am-12:30pm 4:30pm-5:30pm
FAIRFAX STUDIO • SUMMER 2010 (9 WEEKS) Monday July 5 through Sunday September 5 Instructor
5:00pm-6:30pm 5:45pm-6:45pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 7:00pm-8:30pm
Pilates Level 1 Anusara Yoga Level 2 Middle and High Schoolers Prenatal All Levels Meditation Vinyasa 1/2
Nirinjan Devi Helene Hammer Nirinjan Devi Helene Hammer
Cynthia Maltenfort Vicki Christian Cynthia Maltenfort Jon Waterman Kerri White
MONDAY 9:30am-10:45am 10:15am-11:45am 12:00pm-1:15pm 4:30pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-7:30pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 7:45pm-9:15pm 8:00pm-9:15pm
TUESDAY 7:00am-8:00am 10:00am-11:30am 10:15am-11:30am 4:30pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-7:15pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 7:30pm-8:45pm 8:00pm-9:30pm
Level 1/2 All Levels Gentle All Levels Level 3 Level 2 All Levels Level 1
Start Date 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Studio A B A B
11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul 11-Jul
$117.00 $135.00 $117.00 Donation $135.00
A B A B A
Corinne Krill Carol Confino Carol Confino Allegra Gulino Vicki Christian Allegra Gulino Vicki Christian Frank Wooldridge
5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul 5-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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All Levels All Levels Level 1 All Levels Level 1 Level 2/3 Level 2 Level 1/2
Cynthia Lim Annette Hyde Noralea Dalkin Rixie Dennison Terry Strayer Rixie Dennison Terry Strayer Melanie Mustone
6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul
$117.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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WEDNESDAY 9:00am-10:30am 10:00am-11:30am 4:30pm-5:45pm 6:00pm-7:30pm 6:15pm-7:45pm 8:00pm-9:15pm
Level 1/2 All Levels Gentle Level 3 and up Level 2 Level 1
Cynthia Maltenfort Anna Mikheeva Carole Rodero Pat Pao Carol Confino Carol Confino
7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul 7-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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THURSDAY 7:00am-8:00am 10:15am-11:45am 10:30am-12:00pm 4:45pm-6:00pm 6:15pm-7:30pm 7:45pm-9:15pm 8:15pm-9:30pm
All Levels Level 2/3 Level 1/2 Gentle Level 1 Prenatal Vinyasa 1/2
Cynthia Lim Vicki Christian Carol Confino Noralea Dalkin Carole Rodero Allegra Gulino Mandy Shaver
8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul 8-Jul
$117.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
B B A A B B A
All Levels Level 1/2 Adaptive Yoga Exploring the Chakras (7 weeks)*
Kelly Tynes Nancy Rowland Noralea/Cynthia
9-Jul 9-Jul 9-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00
B A B
Level 3 All Levels Level 1 Vinyasa 1
Annette Hyde Frank Wooldridge Annette Hyde Suzanne Morgan
10-Jul 10-Jul 10-Jul 10-Jul
$135.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
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FRIDAY 10:00am-11:30am 10:00am-11:30am 11:45am-1:15pm 7:00pm-8:30pm SATURDAY 9:00am-10:30am 9:15am-10:45am 10:45am-12:00pm 11:00am-12:30pm
DIRECTIONS TO FAIRFAX
FAIRFAX CITY STUDIO 9998 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031
From Rt. 29/211: Take 236 East (Main Street). Pass downtown Fairfax City. We’re located on the left in Main Street Center. From I-495: Take Rt. 236 West (Little River Turnpike). Little River Turnpike turns into Main Street. We’re located on the right in Main Street Center.
From Rt. 123: Take Rt. 236 East (Main Street). We’re located on the left in Main Street Center.
While this schedule is current as of the printing, there may be changes prior to and after the start of the quarter. Please check our website at www.sundandmoonstudio.com for the most up to date information.
Sun & Moon Yoga Studio is a place for people to experience and study hatha yoga. We believe in a holistic approach to the study of yoga, giving our students a wellrounded yoga education, bringing in teachers with an eclectic background of yoga. We believe in combining alignment techniques of the body with breath techniques for calming and balancing the mind and the belief and faith that our work feeds us and is fed by the (spirit) Divine Universal Energy present in us all and in all things.
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General Information and Fees
REGISTRATION INFORMATION Sun & Moon classes are offered weekly on a quarterly basis. We are a school of yoga with our classes structured to provide a well-rounded curriculum over an entire quarter. We recommend that students register for the full quarter, although we do allow students to attend on a partial registration or drop-in basis. Please read all of our policy information before filling out the registration form on the following page. We accept beginners or new students at any time throughout the quarter as long as space is available in your class choice. If you are joining the quarter late, partial registration is available at a discount, provided that you sign up for six classes or more. Local students who have never been to Sun & Moon before, and are considering registering for classes, may take their first class free to determine if Sun & Moon is the right studio for them (ask our staff for terms and information). We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, checks or cash. A $35 fee will be charged for checks returned to Sun & Moon. If you fax in a credit card registration, please do not mail a copy — you may be charged twice.
REGISTER EARLY Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Sorry, we do not call to confirm registrations. However, we will call if the class you requested is full. Registrations accepted by phone, mail, fax and online.
SINGLE CLASS/DROP-INS A drop-in is anyone taking a single class for which they have not registered for a full quarter. Those dropping in to an additional class during a quarter for which they have registered may pay the discounted full-quarterly registration rate. Drop-ins are permitted only if space is available, so please call first. If you come to a class that is full, you will need to wait until class begins to see if you can take the place of a "no show" that day. Please inform the teacher that you are taking the class as a drop-in. FEES 75 and 90 minute classes: $15/class with quarter registration $20/class to drop-in
45 and 60 minute classes: $13/class with quarter registration $15/class to drop-in
MAKE-UPS We have a very liberal make-up policy. If you miss a class, you may make it up in any other yoga class within the current quarter at either studio. If you know you will miss classes in the future, you may make them up in advance of your absence. When you are doing a make-up, sign in at the front desk and inform the teacher. All make-ups must be taken during the quarter for which you are registered; they may not be carried over to the next quarter. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather may be made up during the quarter. Call the studio or visit our website to find out if your class has been cancelled.
REFUND AND CREDIT POLICY Keeping in mind our liberal make-up policy, which allows you to make up missed classes in any other scheduled class during the quarter, we understand that life circumstances sometimes get in the way, and yoga has to wait. If you decide you must ask for a credit or a refund, they are available for the number of classes remaining in the quarter, based on the date we receive your request (not the date you last attended). Therefore, please fill out a refund/credit request form as soon as you know you can no longer attend your classes. Refunds will incur the following administrative fees: $40 for classes, $5 for workshops. Refunds are given by check and may take up to six weeks to process. A Letter of Credit is valid for one year from the date issued, and incurs no administrative fee. Letters of Credit apply to classes and workshops only, and cannot be redeemed for cash or merchandise. Letters of Credit for workshops are available up to the day before the event. Because your spot has been reserved in workshops, no refunds or credits are given the day of or after the workshop. WHAT TO WEAR Comfortable clothes such as shorts, footless tights or leggings with a t-shirt or leotard. Please do not wear baggy sweats or pants (this inhibits the teacher’s ability to spot misalignments). Please remove shoes before entering the yoga rooms. We have men and women’s changing areas. No heavy perfume/cologne or noisy jewelry, please. Please leave cell phone and valuables locked in your car. Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, Ltd. reserves the right to dismiss (with or without a refund) any student who disrupts the harmony of the class and/or studio environment.
VOLUNTEER STAFF We just couldn’t do it without these helpers.Thank you all!! Abhaya Schlesinger, Alissa D’Auria, Amy Tram, Ann Hyslop, Anastasia Ruiz-Webb, Anne Chaloux, Anne Meador, Barb Lewis, Belle Penaranda, Belkis Hazera, Brenda Miller, Bonnie Awosika, Caitlin Guzy, Carol Confino, Carole Rodero, Cathy Hope, Christie Zepeda, Christine Woods, Chrystine Zacherau, Claudia Vandermade, Corie Brown, Cynthia Maltenfort, Cynthia Miller, Deb Martin, Debi Wilson, Debbie Kidd, Debra Hanley, Elliot Formal, Elisa Cohen, Elizabeth Clark, Elizabeth Wilbur, Heather McPhail, Hilarie Hoting, Hilde Carney, Holly Casazza, Ilene Cranisky, Inga Munkhuyanga, Jacquelyn King, Jane Collins, Jane Constantine, Jane Phelan, Jean DasGupta, J.K. Klimek, Judy Ladd, Julie Carvalho, Kathleen Higgs, Katie Fielding, Karen Uhlir, Kathryn Robair, Kay Martinez, Kim Grant, Kimberly Mosser, Kitty Porterfield, Lise Sajewski, Lisa Nilsson, Lisa Vaden, Liz Nelson, Lynnette Le Mat, Mandy Shaver, Maureen Vasquez, Margaret Ayers, Maria Sanchez, Maria Schwab, Mary Blackwell, Mary Thomas, Mary Welton, Melanie Mustone, Melissa Hurt, Michael Personette, Mike Chavira, Milton Chow, Monica Romig, Nancy Benson, Olynda Dalesandro, Pamela Ouzts, Patti Wilson, Penny Peters, Rachel Solomon, Robert Kahn, Ronnie Derrico, Sandra Kilburn, Sarah Vilet, Sharon Safran, Shobha Shaghal, Stephanie Carr, Stephanie Roth, Susan Alexander, Susan Bennett, Tali Auble, Tarey Lea, Terri Simmons, Theresa Drake, Todd Burns, Tom Wanat, Vicki Florian, Vicki Price, Victoria Kaus, Yumiko Almasov, Yvonne McGhee Volunteer at one of our studios in exchange for yoga classes! Shift availability varies. Please check with the studio in which you’d like to volunteer. Call the studio at 703.525.9642.
STAFF: Amir Tahami, Annie Moyer, Corinne Krill, Kris Healy, Lee Bory, Norlea Dalkin, Vicki Christian NEWSLETTER LAYOUT: Laura Symanski/Natsuko Design.
Arlington Studio 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 Fairfax City Studio 9998 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 703-525-YOGA (9642) www.sunandmoonstudio.com PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER
For online registration go to: www.sunandmoonstudio.com
DISCOUNT POLICY Sun & Moon offers a ten-dollar ($10.00) discount to students registering for the full quarter if • students are sixty (60) years of age or • students are registering for two (2) or more classes
We have a work exchange program for those who wish to trade work at the studio for yoga classes. Students may also apply for financial aid.
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Registration – Summer 2010
Arlington Studio 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 Fairfax City Studio 9998 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 703-525-YOGA (9642) www.sunandmoonstudio.com
One form per person please.
Address ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________________ State ___________ Zip __________________________
Phone (day) _________________________________ (evening) __________________________________ (cell) __________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about Sun&Moon Studio? _______________________________________________________________________________________ By signing here, I declare myself to be responsible for my own health and safety while participating in class. I have read and understand the refund policy. ___________________________________________________________________________ Class
■ Arlington ■ Fairfax
One $10 discount is available per student per quarter. Discounts apply for full quarter registration only. Check box to indicate discount: Senior (60 years or older) ■ OR Multiple Classes ■ TOTAL DUE
For mail in or Faxed registrations only: ■ Visa ■ MC ■ Disc# _________________________________________ Exp. Date ___ /____
Please make payment to Sun&Moon for full amount. You may drop off, fax or mail to: Arlington students, mail to 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 Fax: 703-525-5524 Fairfax students, mail to 9998 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031 Fax: 703-934-9481
Office Use: ■ Reg. Book ■ Cash Reg. ■ CC Proc. Circle: V/MC/Disc/CA/CK# ____________ PR________ GC#_________ GC$_________ SMYS credit_______ NAME____________ Date rec’d _________ Database by__________________________
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3811 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207 SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS
(ages 5 to 12) 6/28-7/1 w/Annie & Beth F. • Arl 7/6-7/9 w/Beth E. & Lou • Arl 7/13-7/16 w/Cynthia & Annette • Ffx 8/30-9/2 w/Annie & Beth F. • Arl
JUST ADDED FOR TEENS: (ages 13-18)
7/12-7/15 • Arlington Yoga & the Real World: Camp for Teens with Annie Moyer and Mike Ricker
Sun & Moon In-Depth:
Advanced Yoga Studies and Teacher Training Are you ready to take your yoga into the transformational realm? If so, dive deeply with us into the curriculum and community of our new In-Depth program, launching this September. The program blends ancient wisdom with grounded contemporary counsel to cultivate relaxed awareness at all levels of our being — physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual.
The commitment includes one weekend intensive training per month for ten months, a weekly studio class, and 20 hours of elective workshops with your choice of Sun & Moon teachers and visiting faculty. Choose the teacher training path and assist a teacher once/week, pass a final exam, and receive your 200-hour teaching certificate, meeting Yoga Alliance standards. Or choose the advanced studies path, and work with a mentor on a seva (service) project and a research project of your choice. Visit our website for an application and more information, or email our In-Depth Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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4-3-2-Oneness: Summer Bliss 2010 4 private healing sessions. 3 yoga classes per week. 2 group gatherings. 1 blissed out yogi.
Instead of “taking the summer off,” take off on a new path this July and August by re-dedicating yourself to your practice and your well-being. Enter September fresh and whole.
For an average of one hour a day, you’ll customize your Summer of Bliss yoga lifestyle with Sun & Moon’s classes and one-on-one healing services. To meet your personal goals and match your scheduling needs, choose four of six individual sessions — private yoga class, massage, acupuncture, nutritional consult, wellness coaching, and reflexology.
With support from our community and yogic principles, each participant will make and follow through on choices that will lead to strength, balanced energy, and calm centeredness. Visit our website for more info, or email Summer Bliss Coordinator at email@example.com.
Published on Jun 3, 2010