Therapeutic Yoga w/ Katie
Jun
2
to Aug 25

Therapeutic Yoga w/ Katie

Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. This class combines restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath work, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is a deeply meditative experience – it provides the opportunity to step away from the busy-ness of the outside world and access the deeper wisdom that resides within us.

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It wasn’t until I found myself in a deep and dire need for healing, did I realize the importance of my yoga practice. Initially attracted to the practice through its connection to dance and movement, I soon realized it offered so much more. After being hospitalized for 2 months due to severe burns and losing my mother during that hospital stay, I found myself in a deep state of grief, but also needing real physical results as far as my scars healing was concerned. I found that yoga offered a soft place to land despite whatever emotions I was feeling. It both calmed my nervous system, while also increasing my range of motion at rates even my PT’s were amazed by. As soon as I was feeling well enough, I found myself at White Lotus in Santa Barbara studying for my first Teachers Training. I graduated in November of 2012 and began teaching immediately. In 2014, I decided to take my practice deeper and received my Therapeutic Teachers Certificate from Cheri Clampett. This beautiful practice combines restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, pranayama (breathwork), guided-meditation, hands-on-healing and essential oils to create a practice perfect for those who need something gentle, yet effective in bringing the body back into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is particularly effective for those recovering from, or living with, an injury or illness. It is within this practice that I found my true passion for teaching and I feel so honored to be a new addition to United Yoga Studios community.

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Teacher Training Summer Intensive
Jun
10
to Jul 5

Teacher Training Summer Intensive

In the last 2 years, we have provided 5 trainings that accommodated the weekday work schedule. However, this summer I am so excited because we are launching our very first intensive. I completed my training over a month and it was a life changing experience. So students, teachers, work/from-home parents, and people of leisure do yourself a grand gesture of self-love and apply now for our training.


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Embodied Yoga w/ Bonnie
Jun
30
6:15 PM18:15

Embodied Yoga w/ Bonnie

Embodied yoga is a practice focused on the moment-to-moment experience of the participant, and on participants making choices in each yoga form. Participants are encouraged throughout the class to make active choices about how to engage with each suggested movement.
In this class, the teacher does not do physical assists, rather I will model movements and suggest structure. Participant feedback is welcome and encouraged. All are welcome! No previous yoga experience needed.

Level All

Pace Slow

Intensity Low

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Bio

I took my first yoga class in 1986 at the Glendora Public Library.  The class caught my imagination and I have practiced since then (sometimes frequently and sometimes less frequently!).  I completed the 200 hour training in 2004 with Sivananda Yoga in the Bahamas.  I noticed that after the teacher training I felt incredibly grounded and happy though I mostly used my teacher training to enhance my personal practice. Recently, I learned of the research on a modified form of yoga which can help people heal from the emotional challenges of trauma.  After learning this, I was inspired to re-engage in teaching and I completed 40 hours of training with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI in April 2019. 

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Breathing Through Stressful Times
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Breathing Through Stressful Times


Learn to BREATHE Through Stressful Times 

w/ Melanie Yetter

It is very exciting to discover that by focusing on your breath, and by breathing in certain ways, you can awaken healing energies and calming forces within you. By controlling and directing your breath, you can control and direct many so called “unconscious” reactions or “involuntary” processes. Through conscious breathing you can regulate your physiological, emotional, psychological and spiritual states.

Learn several different breathing techniques for specific emotional triggering states, i.e. grief, anger, numbness, lack of energy, and reactive hyper-vigilance

BIO:


I am a teacher, a trainer, a warrior, a survivor, and my own best friend. I began my studies in Mysore, India and continued my training in Mindfulness, Zen practice, Buddhist studies, Koan practice, and clergy studies with Five Mountain Zen Order under Ven. Sunyananda and Ven. Charama Bhavika. As an ordained monk, I pursued my journey as a Dharma teacher. I began formal mentoring with Josh Korda (Dharmapunx, NYC), gaining a deeper understanding of his teachings of neuroscience and Buddhist psychology.  

As an accredited IMT (International Mindfulness Teacher) and Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Teacher, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, MARC,  I take a secular approach to sharing the Mindfulness-Based practices both within the public health intervention communities, individual coaching, university lectures, meditation teacher training and corporate training programs to help clients solve their most difficult problems. I offer encouragement through structured and skillful dialogues, meditation, mindfulness and breathing techniques to help empower clients to better understand their challenges and implement pragmatic plans to address them.

I am an Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Teacher, UCLA Semel Institute Mindful Awareness Research Center, IMT® E-RYT® 500 / YACEP®, Founder and Founding Director of Finding Stillness Through Self-Social Regulation Techniques, MTT 100hr® Meditation, Mindfulness and Breath Work Teacher Training Program and the RYS® 300hr Advanced Studies Program. 

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Teacher Training Fall 2019
Sep
7
to Nov 10

Teacher Training Fall 2019

Fall 2019 10 Week

Dates: Saturday 9/7- Sunday 11/10

Saturdays 12-9pm (5pm break)

Sundays 9am-6pm (1pm break)

  • Weekend 1: 9/7-9/8

  • Weekend 2: 9/13-9/14

  • Weekend 3: 9/21-9/22

  • Weekend 4: 9/28- 9/29

  • Weekend 5: BREAK 10/4-10/5

  • Weekend 6: 10/12-10/13

  • Weekend 7: 10/19-10/20

  • Weekend 8: 10/26 ONLY

  • Weekend 9: 11/2-11/3

  • Weekend 10: 11/9-11/10



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Mama Wellness
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Mama Wellness

There are so many components to wellness during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. Self-care during this season is vital not only for the health of your baby but your mind & body. We're passionate about supporting mamas with resources, connecting them with specialists, and providing the opportunity for more community.

Our Mama Wellness prenatal & postnatal workshop includes a nourishing lunch, swag bag, herbal foot soak, and the following topics:

  • Pelvic Floor Physio with Dr. Heather 

  • Chiropractic Care with Dr. Sheena

  • The 4th Trimester with Michelle 

  • Oils & Milk with lactation educator & nurse mama Lindsay 

  • Rebozo 101 with doula & nurse mama Jordan

  • Meet the Doula with doula & mama of 5 Micole

$40 Drop-In

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Faith Flow w/ Sandra
May
24
to Jun 14

Faith Flow w/ Sandra

Join Sandra for this special 4 week series

Friday May 24th-Friday June 14th 7:15pm-8:30pm

This is a hatha style yoga class that uniquely explores the connection between biblical versus and yoga postures creating an experiential form of Christian worship. Through prayer, meditation, breath work, movement, and contemporary worship music, believers have an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. This practice is intended to create a sacred space on your mat and cultivate a greater understanding of how God manifests in our minds, bodies, and spirits.

Level All
Intensity Low to Medium
Tempo Slow to Medium

Normal Class Rates Apply


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Labor Prep: Birthing From Within
May
19
to Jun 23

Labor Prep: Birthing From Within

Michelle has a passion for teaching mamas-to-be how to be in tune with their bodies to prepare for labor.

In her 6 session prenatal series, she will guide you through self-discovery, mindful meditation, pain coping techniques, breathing strategies, dynamic movement, strength work, and a restorative practice. Her goal is to encourage your mind & body what it already knows how to do and what it was meant to do, to birth from within.

For the final class partners are encouraged to join (no extra cost).

$35 drop-in

$150 for the series

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Release & Recharge w/ Peggy & Ashley
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Release & Recharge w/ Peggy & Ashley

JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO SERENITY AND WELL-BEING

SUNDAY MAY 19TH, 2019 4:00-5:30 PM
A SPECIAL EVENT TO HONOR OUR MIND AND BODY THROUGH MINDFUL BREATHING, GENTLE STRETCHES, AND A LIGHT MASSAGE

Early Bird: $25/person

The Day of: $30/person 

Space is limited

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Questions? E-mail: mindfulsequences@gmail.com

Follow Peggy and Ashley on Instagram: @mindful_sequences @ash.dennis_"


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Sacred Sounds Sound Meditation w/ Jonathan De Leon
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Sounds Sound Meditation w/ Jonathan De Leon

Join us at United Yoga Studio for this very special workshop event as we welcome Jonathan De Leon of Soundembodiment (who will be visiting out of state from Northern Colorado) back to the studio. This is an event that you don't want to miss. We hope to see you there! 


Sacred Sounds :: 16 Tibetan Bowl & 3 Gong Sound Meditation

In this special ALL levels event participants will be guided through a series of seated listening and breathing techniques (designed for significantly reducing stress, more effectively managing negative emotional states, as well as developing higher levels of focus and self-awareness) followed by an extended Tibetan singing bowl & Gong Sound Meditation practice where you can simply lie back, settle into a quieter state of mind, and listen in an environment intended to support, strengthen, and cultivate our own inner sense of well-being.

How can a Sound Meditation practice benefit You?

- Dramatically reduces stress
- Improves quality of sleep
- Increases ability to focus & concentrate
- Improves memory & overall mental clarity
- Heightens creativity & imagination
- Develops a greater sense of self-awareness & willpower
- Reduces ineffective mental chatter & negative self-talk
- Helps build greater self-esteem & self-confidence
- Increases conscientiousness & compassion toward others
- Boosts the immune system & healing response
- Decreases symptoms of depression, anxiety, & ADHD

A one of a kind combination of highly specialized sacred sound instruments will be used, consisting of: 

- 16 authenticated ancient Tibetan singing bowls 
- 38" Paiste planetary Sun gong
- 28" Paiste planetary Jupiter gong
- 24" Paiste planetary Synodic Moon gong

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Event Tickets: 

$25 Per Person Early Bird (By Thursday, 5/10)

$30 Per Person Day Of(Friday, 5/11)


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What to bring: 
- Yoga (or similar size/type) Mat

Optional:
- Eye Pillow/Cover
- Small blanket(s) for layering and/or extra cushion to lie down on
- Yoga block and/or Yoga bolster or Pillow for added comfort 

These all make for optimal comfort so there can be as little physical discomfort/distraction as possible from receiving what this experience has to offer. 

*Please plan on arriving between 5-10 minutes early to select and set up your space.

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Instructor Bio:

For the past 8 years, Jonathan De Leon has been working with Tibetan singing bowls and gongs at various yoga studios, retreat, wellness, and medical centers to assist others toward their own personal growth and practice of meditation. With these ancient instruments, he seeks to create peaceful and soothing soundscapes that provide an ideal environment from which to practice meditation and cultivate the skills necessary for maintaining one's own personal sense of happiness and well-being.

For more info about the class instructor, please visit either Jonathan's website or Facebook page at: 

www.soundembodiment.com
www.facebook.com/soundembodiment

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Labor Prep w/ Juanita
Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

Labor Prep w/ Juanita

This class is geared for your birth partner and will teach them how to help you in labor. We'll learn how prenatal yoga movements and breath work can support you while you labor. Your partners will learn a few techniques that i have found to be very helpful through those tough contractions or surges. You and your partner will go home with a "checklist" of things to do while your at home, in the hospital and transitioning into the pushing phase of your labor.

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Yoga Sculpt (Continuing Education for Yoga Instructors)
Jan
19
2:30 PM14:30

Yoga Sculpt (Continuing Education for Yoga Instructors)

This fitness industry continues to boom, and yoga is a rising trend in the exercise world. As yoga gains more popularity, the more innovative it has become.

  • In this workshop, we will introduce a trending style of modern yoga sculpt & barre yoga.

  • Yoga sculpt combines classical vinyasa flow with common free-weight exercises.

  • Barre yoga implements micro movements that tap into muscles that go unnoticed but when activated will tone and build stamina.

  • Teachers will learn the safety and mechanics in implementing movements with weight. 

  • Teachers will learn the basics in sequencing a sculpt & barre class.

$35

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United Yoga in the Park
Jan
1
9:00 AM09:00

United Yoga in the Park

We believe in mind-body-heart health and we want to create as many access points as possible to educate our community on the benefits of yoga. Join United Yoga in the Park for a donation based class. Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket and flow with us as we breath & move together as one. 

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Ready for 2019? Hot Yoga + Yoga Nidra
Dec
29
12:00 PM12:00

Ready for 2019? Hot Yoga + Yoga Nidra

2019 is right around the corner and we want to help you 

  • GET CLEAR

  • GET CHARGED

  • GET COURAGEOUS

Join Michelle for a specially designed tapas building flow sequence to fuel will power and Yoga Nidra to let go of limiting beliefs. Followed by passion planning, brain priming, and vision setting. Learn the tools to move you to your future.

$25 includes refreshments

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Maia Mamas Christmas
Dec
21
10:30 AM10:30

Maia Mamas Christmas

We want to celebrate YOU! Join us for a free event where you will get 7 minutes in heaven with our massage therapist, have a chance for giveaways, get to do some last minute Christmas shopping from local mamaprenuers, and just have fun! This is a potluck, so bring a dish or your favorite snack to share.

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The Womanpreneur
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Womanpreneur

Miki Agrawal says, “Quit your day job, start your own business, and live happily ever after”. Is it that easy? Come find out how to finally do what you have always wanted to do or at the very least start trying. Listen to a panel of women entrepreneurs and practice masterminding with inspiring women.

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Yoga 101
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga 101

Our monthly Yoga 101 class is offered for both new and existing clients as well as both beginner & advanced yogis alike. 

This class is taught by UY studio owner Michelle Pasos. Trained at Yoga Works, with a master's in Kinesiology, hundreds of hours of continued yoga education, and over 4,000 hours of teaching experience she is passionate about helping her students develop a sustainable practice with a solid foundation and full understanding of the basic mechanics to a vinyasa yoga practice.

In this workshop, props will be implemented to help cultivate a mind body connection of what postures should feel like while being in proper alignment. Students will receive hands on adjustments and enhancements and experience a private-like practice.

$25

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KID Yoga w/ Norma
Nov
16
4:30 PM16:30

KID Yoga w/ Norma

KID Yoga is for all our gratitude warriors ages 3-12. Our goal is to teach Knowledge, Imagination, & Discipline through yoga. This class implements yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness, interactive story time, songs, games, reading, coloring and more integrating the multiple intelligences theory making it a child-friendly learning environment.

Our teacher is trained through YogaKids International, is an experienced child educator, and has completed her 200 RYT. 

Pre-registration required. This is a 60 minute class that meets for 8 weeks at a time. No previous yoga experience required. Parents are required to wait for their children inside or outside. 

$12 drop in 

$80 for the series

$128 for two siblings

Classes is one group ages 3-12

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KID Yoga w/ Norma
Nov
9
4:30 PM16:30

KID Yoga w/ Norma

KID Yoga is for all our gratitude warriors ages 3-12. Our goal is to teach Knowledge, Imagination, & Discipline through yoga. This class implements yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness, interactive story time, songs, games, reading, coloring and more integrating the multiple intelligences theory making it a child-friendly learning environment.

Our teacher is trained through YogaKids International, is an experienced child educator, and has completed her 200 RYT. 

Pre-registration required. This is a 60 minute class that meets for 8 weeks at a time. No previous yoga experience required. Parents are required to wait for their children inside or outside. 

$12 drop in 

$80 for the series

$128 for two siblings

Classes is one group ages 3-12

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KID Yoga w/ Norma
Nov
2
4:30 PM16:30

KID Yoga w/ Norma

KID Yoga is for all our gratitude warriors ages 3-12. Our goal is to teach Knowledge, Imagination, & Discipline through yoga. This class implements yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness, interactive story time, songs, games, reading, coloring and more integrating the multiple intelligences theory making it a child-friendly learning environment.

Our teacher is trained through YogaKids International, is an experienced child educator, and has completed her 200 RYT. 

Pre-registration required. This is a 60 minute class that meets for 8 weeks at a time. No previous yoga experience required. Parents are required to wait for their children inside or outside. 

$12 drop in 

$80 for the series

$128 for two siblings

Classes is one group ages 3-12

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Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Be Revived

Join us for afternoon of acoustic yoga and powerful testimony. Be inspired, encouraged, and refreshed for a good cause.

Social Justice Advocacy Project, Inc. holds regular legal clinics to provide assistance to those breaking free from domestic violence. This event is in support of their cause.

Be inspired by Margeaux Jojo’s testimony of breaking free and finding healing. Be encouraged by the message of help that’s being provided to men and women across our valley and hear what you can do to help. Be refreshed as you’re led through a yoga flow for all levels.

$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door. Make a donation to PayPal.me/advocacyproject.

All proceeds will be donated to SJAP’s legal clinics for survivors of domestic violence. There will be raffles and refreshments!

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KID Yoga w/ Norma
Oct
26
4:30 PM16:30

KID Yoga w/ Norma

KID Yoga is for all our gratitude warriors ages 3-12. Our goal is to teach Knowledge, Imagination, & Discipline through yoga. This class implements yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness, interactive story time, songs, games, reading, coloring and more integrating the multiple intelligences theory making it a child-friendly learning environment.

Our teacher is trained through YogaKids International, is an experienced child educator, and has completed her 200 RYT. 

Pre-registration required. This is a 60 minute class that meets for 8 weeks at a time. No previous yoga experience required. Parents are required to wait for their children inside or outside. 

$12 drop in 

$80 for the series

$128 for two siblings

Classes is one group ages 3-12

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Fly! Arm Balance Workshop w/ Michelle
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Fly! Arm Balance Workshop w/ Michelle

We've all been there. The teacher offers students to come into an optional arm balance and you want to fly with the person next to you but don't know how. Now you can! Join this 3 hour workshop as we go through over a dozen different arm balances. Your body will be properly warmed up and you'll be given the tools & techniques to tackle these advanced postures. Come fly with us! 

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KID Yoga w/ Norma
Oct
19
4:30 PM16:30

KID Yoga w/ Norma

KID Yoga is for all our gratitude warriors ages 3-12. Our goal is to teach Knowledge, Imagination, & Discipline through yoga. This class implements yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness, interactive story time, songs, games, reading, coloring and more integrating the multiple intelligences theory making it a child-friendly learning environment.

Our teacher is trained through YogaKids International, is an experienced child educator, and has completed her 200 RYT. 

Pre-registration required. This is a 60 minute class that meets for 8 weeks at a time. No previous yoga experience required. Parents are required to wait for their children inside or outside. 

$12 drop in 

$80 for the series

$128 for two siblings

Classes is one group ages 3-12

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Fun over Fear! Inversion Workshop w/ Michelle
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fun over Fear! Inversion Workshop w/ Michelle

Inversions have many benefits from improving blood circulation to building core strength to being down right FUN! But they can also be scary when you don't have the right foundation. Join this 3 hour workshop breaking down shoulder stand, two variations of headstand, handstand, and forearm stand. You will leave feeling confident in creating a healthy inversion practice!

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