The Art of Arm Balancing 101
Jan
20
1:30 PM13:30

The Art of Arm Balancing 101

Want to take flight? Learn techniques, drills, step-by-step instructions and how to use props to get closer to lifting up (and staying up) in Bakasana (crow pose) and other related arm balance poses. Arm balancing isn't simply about being physically strong and using your arms to support you, but rather to learn to make the body feel lighter and supported through core stability, counterbalance, and a release of ego and expectations. All levels welcome!
Cost: $30 (Amara Members: $25)

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Color by Chakra: The 7 Centers of Transformation
Feb
24
1:30 PM13:30

Color by Chakra: The 7 Centers of Transformation

This gathering will offer an opportunity to learn the basics of the chakra system and the specifics of each individual chakra through color, movement, breath and meditation we will outline the transformative principles of the chakras and learn how to integrate these elements into our practice on and off the mat.

Custom chakra symbol sets, designed by Kristina, will be provided for coloring and meditation!

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Feminine, Fearless & Free* All-women's yoga class
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Feminine, Fearless & Free* All-women's yoga class

Ladies, let’s come together for an of evening of yoga, togetherness, and liberation. In this yoga class we will support each other in working towards self-love, self-acceptance, and creating gratitude for these beautiful bodies we’re in! If you are working to let go of self-criticism, negative body talk, or shame—this class is for you. If you’re noticing changes in your body due to age, motherhood, or illness—this class is for you. If you’ve ever been in a yoga class and wanted to strip down to your bra, but felt shy—this class is for you. In this private and non-judgemental space, we will flow through yoga postures (to fabulous fem-ifiied tunes!), embody our breath, explore mudras of empowerment, and let go of how we think we should be to embrace who we truly are. Let’s join together in celebration of femininity, fearlessness and freedom! All women and transfeminine people are welcomed. ♥ (potluck style reception/gathering to follow)

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200-HR Yoga Teacher Training Intensive @ Amara Yoga & Arts
May
18
to Jun 18

200-HR Yoga Teacher Training Intensive @ Amara Yoga & Arts

May 18 - June 18, 2018
Weekdays M-F 8-5pm

with Luna Pierson, Kristina Reese and Linda Lehovec

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Elevate your love of yoga to the next level !

Amara Yoga's comprehensive cross-disciplinary program will introduce you to the transformational, multi-layered path of yoga. It will help you progress your personal practice, increase your confidence and encourage you to find your own unique voice.  Yoga is evolving from an ancient practice to contemporary practice and our teacher training program celebrates and includes best practices from all major lineages of yoga. 

We encourage our students to take as many classes at Amara as possible, so once tuition is paid in full we give complimentary memberships until training is complete. 

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Fields of Yogis Festival 2018
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Fields of Yogis Festival 2018

Fields of Yogis Festival is located in front of NewBo City Market and surrounding New Bohemian district areas. Workshops will feature all different styles of yoga and more such as fire dancing, aerial, massage, drum circles, intuition setting and more! Please join us and choose how you grow! 
 

www.fieldsofyogis.org enter 'FOY18REESE' for 10% off tickets!

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In Tune with the Moon: New Year, New Moon Manifestation
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

In Tune with the Moon: New Year, New Moon Manifestation

Join Kristina Reese, Lola Glow & Merry Waters and gather on the first New Moon of the year for a yoga and intention setting experience to embrace the New Year with awareness and intention!

What do you hope to create, manifest, and embrace in 2018? The new moon is the perfect time to focus that energy and decide what you want to bring to light. Through gentle movement, meditation, journaling, and an extended relaxation period we will connect with our inner voice and set our desires for the year ahead. Ending with community connection to share intentions and send out good vibes to all for the year that has just begun! 

Cost: $16 in advance or $20 at the door
price includes a crystal
BYO-mat and journal! Some props will be available. 

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Lotus Rising Women’s Celebration
Aug
4
to Aug 6

Lotus Rising Women’s Celebration

  • 3719 Suydam Road Earlville, IL, 60518 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Lotus Rising Women’s Celebration provides women with the sacred space to share, learn, and connect in profound ways. As a community, we will empower one another and create an transformational experience through nature, music, poetry, art, dance and myth.
Take this time to unwind in a peaceful place and embrace the gifts of creativity and self-love.

Join Kristina for Feminine Fearless & Free || Sunday 10-11am

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Hanuman Festival
Jun
15
to Jun 18

Hanuman Festival

Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Join us in Boulder, Colorado for a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and a nourishing community. Immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you relax and rejuvenate, dance and devote, connect and expand, have fun and just be.  Enter 'kristina2017' at checkout for a discount on tickets!

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Foundation of Flow: Exploring Ashtanga Yoga
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Foundation of Flow: Exploring Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga was the first Vinyasa or ‘flow’ based yoga practice. It is a set sequence of poses linked with breath that encourages practitioners to establish fluidity and consistency in their practice. Ashtanga is great for those looking to make their movement practice more meditative or want to see concrete physical progress and transformations. This workshop will introduce you to the core tenants of the Ashtanga Yoga practice (breath, bandhas, dristhi), and breakdown foundational postures into detail. This workshop may also be appropriate for yoga teachers who would like to practice hands on assisting (6 CEs with instructor's permission). Taught by Kristin McCoy and Kristina Reese.

 

$100 - non Amara members
$85 - Amara members

Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/adm/main_enroll.asp

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Beyond Bakasana: Exploring Ways to Take Flight
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Beyond Bakasana: Exploring Ways to Take Flight

Are you building confidence and feeling solid in your crow pose and curious where to go next? It's time to move 'beyond bakasana', in this workshop we will explore different variations and transitions in and out of bakasana-based arm balancing postures. The workshop will consist of a led warm-up, introduction of 5+ different arm balances with transitions and end with an opportunity to request posture breakdowns and ask specific questions. Cost: $30

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Malas + Merlot
Feb
4
5:30 PM17:30

Malas + Merlot

A mala is a stand of beads that can be used for meditation, prayer or just to wear! Join yogi and designer Kristina Reese and create your own mala necklace or bracelets (they make great as gifts too!) and learn ways to use it for meditation and intention setting. Please bring a bottle of wine (or your beverage of choice) to share at this informal gathering of meditation and creation! Cost: $40 (includes supplies to create one mala)

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