Take your yoga practice on the water! SUP (Stand-up Paddle Board) makes your existing yoga practice more challenging by engaging more muscles. Whether you are a first- time paddler or seasoned athlete, practicing yoga on a SUP will enhance your workout by challenging your balance and flexibility. Enjoy learning while adapting to the motion of the board, the instability created by minor energy and weight shifts and the focus required to stay grounded while afloat.
Sunday August 20th, ECO Tour, Eureka Springs—8:30 – 11:30 3 hours. Get acquainted with your board and the basics of SUP before paddling out for floating asana practice. Paddle approx. one hour to site. Enjoy beautiful scenery filled with waterfalls and wild life as you swim and relax and practice floating asanas. One hour back paddle back.
Fees include paddle board rent, guided Eco Tour and yoga instruction. $30 fee if providing your own board. This event is non-refundable and not valid with any other offer.
Prerequisites: Participants must be able to swim unaided, and also be physically capable of pulling themselves up out of the water and onto a stand-up paddle board unaided. Prior experience with yoga is recommended, but all levels are welcome.
Meet at Yoga Story 8 am to carpool to location.
What to Bring:
1. A swimsuit or sports tank and shorts are the most appropriate attire.
2. Sunscreen 3. Hats and sunglasses are not recommended since they fall off easily. 4. Hydrate well before heading out since it’s hard to carry anything onto the board. 5. Bring your sense of playfulness. 6. Prepare to get wet!
Yoga Book Club
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Books are a natural medium to explore ideas and provoke discussion. The goal of our Yoga Story Book Club is to create a stronger sense of community and to broaden students' understanding of yoga beyond the physical practice.
Anne Suarez will lead the discussion of the book, Into TheMagic Shop by James R. Doty, MD. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday August 23rd, 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm.
$5 for members/$10 for non-members
September Book Club - 9/27 at 7:15 pm. Braving The Wilderness by Brene Brown.
Books not provided. We recommend you purchase and read the book before the meeting, but all are welcome to attend.
Location: The Down Dog, 103 SE 2nd Street (just around the corner from Yoga Story)
Yoga With Dogs
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Celebrate National Dog Day and bring your furry best friend to the Bentonville Dog Park for Yoga with Dogs! Doga (Dog Yoga) is the practice of yoga with pet dogs. All friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
9 am to 10 am at Bentonville Dog Park 2400 N Walton Blvd.
Cost - FREE!
Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow. Please bring a yoga mat and a leash for your pet.
An Evening of Live Gongs & Meditation
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
One of the most powerful sound healing instruments, the gong has been used for ritual, meditation, and celebration since antiquity. Currently, the gong plays an integral role in Kundalini yoga, and is also finding its way into a variety of other yoga and meditation practices. It's no wonder gongs resonate with yogis: their fundamental sound is Om. In a live gong bath, the sheer spectrum of intricate and unpredictable harmonics invites participants to let go of mind chatter and enter a meditative state. Powerful vibrations reverberate through the body on a cellular level, releasing stress and tension. Listeners report a range of effects, such as deep relaxation, tingling or floating sensations, pulsating colors or other visions, emotional catharsis, creative inspiration, and even just falling asleep. Results vary widely. For an optimal experience, participants enter the space with an open mind, a relaxed state, and a willingness to surrender to the moment.
Experience the powerful energy from a gong meditation session.
7:15 - 8:00 pm
$12 Early Bird/$15 at the door. Registration highly recommended. Members discount does not apply. This workshop is non-refundable and not valid with any other offer.
Are you curious about yoga but don't know where to begin? Are you practicing yoga, but having trouble progressing to the next level? Are you looking for something deeper in your life? Join us for an afternoon of interactive learning and demonstration as we dive into the essentials of beginning a yoga practice, as well as tools to sustain and grow in your existing practice. Free demo classes offered, Q & A seminars with Yoga Story instructors, guidance on which classes to attend for optimal growth of your practice, and opportunity to deepen your knowledge and start a new transformation.
Saturday September 9th, 1 - 3 pm.
1:00-1:30 Flow 1:45-2:15 Restorative 1:45-3:00 pm Scavenger Hunt (free class upon completion) 2:30-3:00 Beginners Demo
Yoga Classes will be free and open to the public. Registration highly recommended. Sign up for class by clicking here:
Wondering what all this yoga stuff is about? Wonder no more!
"Yoga 101" is tailored for beginners. Whether you've taken a few classes and need some feedback on alignment or modifications, or you've never been on a yoga mat before, this workshop is for you. You will be guided through 2 hours of information on how to safely perform the most common asanas of a vinyasa practice. It's a fun, room temperature and conversational style class.
If you love Yoga 101 and want to try out some classes (hot or not) you can sign up for our intro offer ~ $30 for 30.
Cost: $25. Fee non-refundable and not good with any other offer.
Lamaze Prenatal Series
Next held on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 18, 2017 - Mon Oct 23, 2017
BOND WITH YOUR BABY. STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY. CALM YOUR MIND.
Lamaze Prenatal Yoga is a six-week series designed to gently strengthen your growing body, increase flexibility, and train your mind and body to work with the breath--preparing you for a healthy and confident pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.
Interwoven into each session is evidence-based information based on the Lamaze 6 Steps for a Healthy And Safe Birth that will help you feel empowered to make informed choices about your birth. Guided meditations will help you trust your body and connect with your baby. Time will also be dedicated to connecting with each other and talking about your experiences.
Participants will also receive a copy of "Giving Birth with Confidence" by Judith Lothian and Charlotte DeVries.
Beth Day, CD(DONA), LCCE is a certified Doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator, and Lamaze Prenatal Yoga Instructor. She has helped hundreds of women along the journey of pregnancy and birth over the last 13 years through her direct support as well as advocacy work in the NW Arkansas Area.
Monday Nights from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Next series Sept 18 - Oct 23, 2017.
Prior yoga experience not necessary.
Cost: $199Optional payment plan available, however workshop must be paid in full. $49 down payment/$30 weekly payment. Email studio for details and to set up payment at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 479-321-4132.
LOCATION: The Down Dog 103 SE 2nd Street, around the corner from Yoga Story.
Enrollment is limited to 8.
Minimum class size required: 5. Fee is non-refundable and not good with any other offer.
Acro-Yoga Foundation Workshop
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sacred Somatics will be hosting an Acro-Yoga Foundations Workshop on Sept 24th at Yoga Story located in Bentonville!
Come discover a playful, magical practice combining yoga, acrobatics, and creative movement. Acrobatic Yoga (or Acro-Yoga) is a form of partner exercise that incorporates elements of yoga and acrobatics to achieve strength, balance, therapeutics, equilibrium in the body and of course, teamwork. This practice allows you to play and unleash your inner child while cultivating trust and community in a very powerful way.
In this two hour workshop, we will introduce you to the basics building blocks of acro-yoga! You will learn about the fundamental positions of flying, basing, and spotting, as well as get a chance to experience all three of them. We will be working in groups and switching up partners for a safe, shared experience, that will allow everyone equal instruction and play time. We will start with some basic and foundational moves and then, progress into some fun, challenging postures and transitions.
-No partner is necessary to come play. Arrive solo, bring a friend, a family member or a beloved! -This workshop is open to all levels of experience, including NO experience at all. -Remember to bring a yoga mat (we'll have extras as well), water bottle, and wear comfortable, stretchy clothing! -Come with a good attitude and open mind to try something new, challenging, and fun!
It's time for you to meet your acro community, to challenge yourself in a whole new way, and to play! The community that plays together stays together!! So come join us in taking flight, connecting with one another, and experiencing yoga in a new and exhilarating light!
Watch this video for more information:
Enrollment limited to 20.
$20 Single/ $35 Couple
This workshop is non-refundable and not valid with any other offer. Membership discount does not apply to this workshop.