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Drum Circle class for meditation

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Master Drummer Ajamu Mutima is teaching our Sacred Drum Circle class every Saturday night, from 6 until 7:30PM at our Jacksonville Yoga Studio.

Master Drummer Ajamu Mutima teaches Sacred Drum Circle class at Jacksonville YogaMister Mutima shares his love of life through expression of his talents as a musician, a poet, and a storyteller who has performed at colleges, public and private schools, centers for performing arts, fesivals and celibrations and more, in various cultural settings. To learn more about Mr. Mutima, please visit his website – http://ajamumutima.com/

Join us at the Jacksonville Studio this Saturday evening! Join in this wonderful, deeply meditative adventure.

No experience in drumming is necessary; you begin with simple rhythms and gradually progress to more complex rhythms, at your own pace. And individual drums are provided, during the class.

The cost of being part of this amazing experience is $20 per person.

For more information about these Sacred Circle Drum classes, please phone 904-635-6762

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Reduce Stress with Yoga!

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Life can be stressful.  To be able to feel your best and enjoy life, every day, it’s important to find ways to relieve stress.

A symbol of relaxation - a flower floating in waterHere are a few quick fixes to help relieve stress with yoga:

Breath deep!

While you are in traffic, at the Mall, dealing with family gatherings just stop and take a deep breath. Try breathing in the nose and out the mouth. See if you can breath in to the count of just 3 at first.  From there move it up to 5 or 8 counts.  Feel the way your body and your mind with just release with this simple technique.

Check out a yoga class that is close by your home or office.

Having a qualified teacher guide you and help you thru breath work and poses make all the difference. When you sign up for a class, you will probably get more yoga done during an hour than you would on your own.  There will be no distractions that normally get in your way. At our Jacksonville Yoga studio, we offer a variety of classes that help you learn how to achieve yoga poses that will help with stress.

  • One of those poses is legs up the wall (as we call it).  All you do is sit sideways against a wall, turn and put your legs up the wall and straighten out your upper body.  Your body will be in the shape of a L.

Put an eyebag or a washcloth on your eyes to tune out the light.

If you are comfortable, stay there for 3 to 5 minutes (15 minutes is the best!).  It is a wonderful way to “decompress”.

Want to find out more about how Yoga can help you reduce the stress in your life?  Contact Joyce at Jacksonville Yoga, and get started feeling better. Namaste.

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Ayurvedic Weekend

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Want to find a easy and fast way to a healthier you?

Join Joyce Savitz at Jacksonville Yoga for an Ayurvedic weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 2013.


Ayurvedic is a proven ancient health and wellness concept, that originally developed in India.

  • If you would like to know more about the Ayurvedic health and wellness concept, join Joyce at her Jacksonville Yoga studio on Friday, July 12, from 6 until 7 PM for a free, introductory talk.

Find balance in your life with our Ayurvedic Weekend at Jacksonville YogaWhat do you really know about yourself?

- – Do you know what foods you should eat to look, feel, and perform at your best?
- – Do you know what daily routines are important to your good health?
- – Do you know what self-care techniques will help you achieve a personal state of balance and harmony?

Find answers to all of these questions with Joyce during the Ayurvedic weekend.

Use this Registration PDF to join in this wonderful Ayurvedic weekend at Jacksonville Yoga.

If you have questions, please Contact Jacksonville Yoga, or Call 904-249-1111

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Therapeutics Weekend at Jacksonville Yoga

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We are designating an entire Therapeutics weekend, August 17 and 18, 2013, to help any BODY get out of pain.

Joyce Savitz - outside Jacksonville Yoga studioOur Jacksonville Yoga Therapeutics Yoga Workshop is open to any level of student; No Experience Necessary.

Jacksonville Yoga’s own Joyce Savitz, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Registered Massage Therapist, and Provider will help you learn how to relieve pain.  A desire to feel better is all that is required.

Here’s our Therapeutics Weekend Schedule:

- Saturday Morning – Feet, Ankles, and Shins.
- Saturday Afternoon – Knees, Hips, and Lower Back.
- Sunday Morning – Hands, Upper Back, and Shoulders
- Sunday Afternoon – Scoliosis, Elbows, Wrists, Fingers, Neck, Head, and therapy for TMJ.

Massage Therapists – you can earn your required  12 Live CEU’s in this workshop!

For more information and to Register for the Jacksonville Yoga Therapeutics Weekend, One Day, or One Session, please see our Jacksonville Yoga Therapeutics Weekend PDF.

See the PDF to find out how to Register Early and Save Money!

If you have more questions about the Jacksonville Yoga Therapeutics Weekend, please Call Jacksonville Yoga studio – 904- 249-1111, or Contact Us.

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John Friend Weekend Workshop at JacksonvilleYOGA.com

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

John Friend is coming to JacksonvilleYOGA.com

John Friend - NautilusJoin the dynamic John Friend for a powerfully therapeutic and energetic Weekend Workshop at JacksonvilleYOGA.com in our 391 Third Avenue South studio, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida – Friday January 11 through Sunday January 13, 2013.

John Friend will share his style of modern hatha yoga: positive mind-body discipline, cutting-edge postural alignment, and artistic exploration.

View or Download the John Friend in Jacksonville Beach Flyer PDF.

Classes will be on a postural sequence called “The Roots” which is designed to help tune the mind-body for any level of yoga student.  John will show that there are universal alignments and actions that can be applied to each pose which will open up the shoulders and hips specifically.

- - Due to its diversity, John’s innovative practice sequence “The Roots” can be enjoyed by beginners and also challenge the most advanced practitioners.
- - This John Friend Weekend Workshop will also incorporate pranayama and meditation for a well-rounded weekend of yoga practice.
- - Feel free to bring your own yoga props. There will also be props at the studio for your use.

For more information and to register for this exciting event, please visit JohnFriend.com

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Reduce Pain with New Simple Technique

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Who wouldn’t want to find a way to slow down the aging process, and live better, live longer, with more flexibility and less pain?

The Plantation, at Ponte Vedra Beach

Jacksonville Yoga Teacher, Joyce Savitz is continuing to research therapeutic developments and learn new ways to help her students enjoy life better.

And on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at noon at The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach, Joyce will be sharing what she has found out in a short presentation for Plantation residents interested in her latest findings; MELT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) a simple self-treatment technique that restores and balances the body for a more active and pain free life.

This new technique can restore the supportiveness of the body’s connective tissue for:

+ combating chronic pain
+ improving performance
+ decreasing accumulated stress caused by repetitive movements and postures of our everyday lives.

To make sure we have ample seating, please Contact Jacksonville Yoga if you are a Plantation resident and plan to attend.

Joyce will be giving more presentations about this new breakthrough technique in the near future.  Watch the Jacksonville Yoga blog and follow Joyce Savitz on Facebook to find out where and when.

If you would like Joyce to come to your area of business or neighborhood to share with you and your friends more about MELT, this wonderful, new breakthrough technique, please Contact us.

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Don’t Quit Inspirational Video

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Sometimes we find ourselves challenged by events in our daily life.

Life is full of challenges.  That will not change

It is how we respond to these challenges that makes the difference in our lives.

Yoga helps us find peace and relaxation.

When you are challenged, remember the courage of this kid and the encouragement from his class mates! You’ll love it!

Our Thanks to yoga teacher Chris Courtney of chriscourtneyyoga.com for sharing this video on elephantjournal.com

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Never, Ever Give Up – Believe in Yourself

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

This is such an inspirational video, of a young man who believed in himself, and kept working toward his goal; incredible!

Yoga helped this fellow improve his health.

Jacksonville Yoga classes can help you to improve your health and achieve your goals.

Contact Jacksonville Yoga today to get started.

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2011 Jacksonville Yoga Teacher Training Class Completion

Friday, January 13th, 2012

The 2011 Jacksonville Yoga Teacher Training group has completed their 200 hour Yoga course.  Just look at this talented and beautiful group of fit and feeling Great ladies!

2011 Jacksonville Yoga Teacher Training Class

Congratulations to Rita, Joanie, Debby, Marcy, Deborah, and Kendra!

Testimonials:

Deborah T.:  I would recommend this training to anyone that wants to learn the proper way to align your body and self with the Divine beauty in all.  Highly recommend this to help anyone grow physically and spiritually.

Rita K:  By going to teacher training  at JacksonvilleYoga.com monthly over a year, by applying the knowledge learned and by practicing in between, my body has finally connected to nature in a way it never has before.  I can actually feel it aligning with nature.  Things I know are bad for me, my body now rejects and responds the best to my yoga practice.  Thank you!

Debby D.  As an experienced instructor already, this training opened my heart to the heart expanding style of Yoga that was missing in my practice.  Anusara has opened my eyes to having your goodness be the primary purpose for yoga.  As a reflection of this training, my students have told me they feel a deeper connection to their hearts and to my heart.  Thank you!  It was exactly what I was searching for!

Marcy V.  I signed up for the training with the goal of improving my personal practice.  Of course, I achieved that but unexpectedly, I feel more open and blissful about my personal choices in life.  The cherry on top is that I am excited about the opportunity to teach so that I can share my knowledge and “Purna” with others!

You can still sign up for our 2012 Jacksonville Yoga Teacher Training class which starts in March.

Find out more about the 2012 Jacksonville Yoga Teacher Training class.

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Be Yourself

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Yoga sessions are peaceful, relaxing, stress-relieving periods for meditation, stretching, and exercise.

You can enjoy Yoga by yourself, and as part of a group in one of our classes.  Yoga is an opportunity to be at one with yourself; a time to enjoy being who you are.

Because Jason McElwain loves basketball, he did not let autism define his life.  Although Jason is a highly functional autistic, he became manager of his high school basketball team, scored big in the final game of his senior year, and is now volunteering as assistant coach for his former high school’s junior varsity team; all because of his persistence and personal determination.  Watch his inspiring video.

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