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Summer’s End Restorative Yoga

dog-days-of-summerRelax, Restore, Rejuvenate

Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

  • September 24, 2016
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm
  • $35.00

Leave the long dog days of summer behind! Enter the calm, relaxing oasis of Shanti Vinyasa and be restored. Restorative yoga uses props to find comfort in each yoga posture, allowing the nervous system to reset to a more peaceful balanced place.

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Class ends with a guided meditation of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Preregistration is required, space and props are limited. Unless otherwise noted, all special events are at Shanti Vinyasa Yoga Studio.

September 2016 Yoga Nidra

Golden BuddhaDivine Sleep Yoga Nidra

  • September 11, 2016
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • $15.00

Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep is a combination of alert awareness and  deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra forms a complete experience of deep relaxation, self healing and integration.

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Yoga Nidra involves systematically relaxing the body, breath and mind as you enter a deep relaxed state. It can refresh the physical, emotional and mental bodies. This meditative practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners . No experience necessary!

Sign up is quick and easy! I’m looking forward to seeing you for this popular, no-stress event.

Want Some Good News? I’m Back!

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Shanti Vinyasa Yoga has a brand new home of its own in Pinellas Park. The comfortable surroundings and welcoming atmosphere of my own studio is where you’ll find my unique blend of traditional and contemporary yoga, with an emphasis on easy stretching and the use of props in poses.

Check my online calendar to sign up for classes and special events that suit your needs. Good news – you can now purchase class and event passes online, and manage your account profile at the same time!

Shanti Vinyasa is perfect for both newcomers and those who have followed their own practice and are seeking personal and physical growth. And to all my students who have shown such dedication and love over the years, I look forward to continuing our journey in a home I can call my own.

Yoga Teachers Earn 3 CEUs At Healthy Feet Shanti Vinyasa Workshop


Healthy Feet Yoga Workshop
For Teachers And Students

When you think about what we put our feet through every day, it’s no wonder they get tired and grumpy! Our feet are literally the foundation we depend on to support us as we go about our activities; hobbies, sports, work – all depend on healthy feet to take us where we need to be and then to bring us home.

This clinic takes an upclose and detailed anatomical look at our too often neglected feet. You’ll see the intricate and amazing structure of the foot, and understand why foot health is so important and what we can do to promote it.

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: signup at The Lotus Pond Yoga Studio

Cost: $40.00

CEUs: 3

Join Shanti Vinyasa’s Nancy MacDonald when she presents a fun, informative, and unique look at our feet; how they’re made, how they work, and most importantly how to keep them happily walking and at their healthiest!

Teachers can earn 3 CEUs while learning about the foot’s unique anatomy as Nancy draws on her comprehensive knowledge of skeletal structure and biomechanics in this one-day, three-hour class.

You will learn:

  • Correct anatomical alignment for the feet, on and off the mat.
  • How misalignment of the feet can cause students to struggle in yoga postures.
  • Suggestions for students dealing with bunions or plantar fasciitis.
  • Healthy foot exercises you can perform anywhere to build strength and regain flexibility.
  • Ligaments, tendons, and muscles! Oh my!
  • How our shoes affect the feet, knees, hip health, and overall posture.
  • The most important stretch you can do for foot, knee, and hip health.

With over 2,000 hours of training, Nancy shares her in-depth knowledge of anatomy, and how understanding the mechanics of movement can restore vibrancy and health to your and your students feet.

This anatomy and practicum workshop is primarily designed for yoga teachers but students of all levels will gain insight and understanding through the unique techniques taught.

Signup at The Lotus Pond Yoga Studio now. This class will fill up quickly.

photo credit: My Foot 2 by Andrew Magill is licensed under CC BY