A Vinyasa Yoga studio that’s sweaty, soulful and includes beats…yeah we know how you like it.

Live. Learn. Grow. 200 hour Opal Yoga Teacher Training 2016-2017

with ParaYogini Katie Silcox, Karen Thomas and special guests

Sacred Practice. Sacred Life. Its time to deepen your experience of yoga – diving into the wealth of power, freedom and purpose that yoga can offer our life. Make the choice to embody this sacred practice for a more sacred life.

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The Shiva Training: Stability, Silence & Power

Deepen your understanding of vinyasa krama (framing the evolution of your practice and your life), in the service of your relationship to silence and power. In this module you will leave with a basic understanding of classical yoga and Tantric core concepts.

12/9/16   Fri 5:30-8pm
12/10/16 Sat 1-6
12/11/16  Sun 12:30-5:30pm

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The Prana Training: The Body Electric

In this training you will leave with an electric, embodied connection to prana – your energy. We will enter into in-depth discussion and practice around your energetic anatomy.

1/13/17 Fri 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
1/14/17 Sat 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1/15/17 Sun 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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With Catherine McMahon of Mango Yoga Adventures.  For more information on MYA and their Stand Up Paddle offerings go to the MYA SCHEDULE & SIGNUP

Katie Silcox is offering two weekend modules at Opal Yoga this December and January that will provide CEUs to teachers and will count towards Yoga Alliance credits for her Shakti School 300+500 hour certification program.

Follow link for more deets: clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=37432&stype=-8&sTG=8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000073

I will be teaching two five-day modules this year at @opalyoga. These modules are open to anyone and will go towards YA credit in my 500 hour Shakti School. Hope you can join! Go to @opalyoga (link in bio) to sign up.

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Become certified to teach over 14 weekends between Nov 4 and April 2 in our transformative, yoga alliance approved training led by Katie Rebecca Silcox and Karen Thomas.

learn more at www.opalyoga.com

2016-2017 Live.Learn.Grow 200hr teacher training

November 4, 2016, 10:00am - November 4, 2016, 1:00pm

Opal Yoga

Sacred Practice. Sacred Life. 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with ParaYogini Katie Silcox, Karen Thomas and special guests. Its time to deepen your experience of yoga – diving into the wealth of power, freedom and purpose that yoga can offer our life. Make the choice to embody this sacred practice for a more sacred life. The 200-hour Opal Yoga Teacher Training will guide you to embody the spiritual and physical teachings of yoga and skillfully and joyfully teach you how to guide others. This program offers a unique and solid foundation for students and teachers who wish to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching yoga; deepen their living practice of yoga; and advance upon their spiritual path. This in-depth teacher training draws upon the streams of Hatha Yoga, Tantra, Kriya Yoga and Ayurveda, as well as the art of skillfully teaching the spiritual disciplines designed to awaken us to a life of joy, health and purpose. We will work together to create a sacred space in which all levels of student can participate and study the deeper teachings. More than a yoga teacher training program, this is a program in which you will directly experience the power of practice and cultivate the true presence of the teacher. We find that learning in an immersive, embodied, and uplifting way that weaves the spiritual traditions of yoga into our modern lifestyle; enhances our experience of being alive; helps us find greater purpose and meaning in our lives; and gives us tools for effecting change in the world around us. Our training is a 200-hour Teacher Training Program registered with the Yoga Alliance, the national registry for yoga schools. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate of completion and you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. Study Topics Include: – Technique in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation – Classical Yoga Philosophy and The Yoga Sutras – Yamas and Niyamas – Tantra and Kriya Approaches to Asana, Bandha – Pranayama, Meditation, Kriya, Mudra and Mantra – Techniques for sequencing based on biomechanical and energetic intelligence – Western & Eastern Anatomy & Physiology – Introduction to Ayurveda – Assisting, Hands-on and Basic Therapeutics – The Four Desires (manifesting your intentions in the realm of the worldly and the spiritual) – Teaching Methodology, Skills & Communication – The Ethics of Teaching Yoga – Student Teaching & Assisting – The Business of Yoga Throughout the training, enrollees will have unlimited access to Karen's classes and are entitled to a 25% discount on all other classes and passes at Opal Yoga. Fridays 5:30-8 pm; Saturdays 1-6pm; Sundays 12:30-5:30pm Dates: 1. Nov 4-6 2. Nov. 11-13 3. Nov. 18-20 4. Dec. 2-4 5. Dec. 9-11 6. Dec. 16-18 7. January 6-8 8. Jan 13-15 9. Feb. 3-5 10. Feb. 17-19 12 March 17-19 13. March 24-26 14. March 31-April 2 (graduation) Costs Tuition for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training for the 2016-2017 school year: -$3,250 Payment plans available upon reques To hold your spot (we sold out fast last year!), a non-refundable $800 deposit is due with application. Attendance Policy & Make-up In order to receive your certificate of completion, it is important that you attend ALL training hours as scheduled. If you miss a session, you will be permitted to make up a maximum of five hours through extra reading and/or class observation. If you miss more than five hours of training you will have to pay $75 per hour for private instruction to make up the hours. Cancellation, Withdrawal & Refund No refunds are given 30 days prior to training. Prior to 30 days, a full refund minus the 800$ non-refundable deposit will be returned. A credit may be applied to future trainings, but only in the case of illness or extreme circumstances. Additional Hours You will be required to observe and assist yoga classes as a part of this training; we will work with your schedule, but be advised that these additional hours will be required. Please register to reserve your space. Application: APPLICATION DOCUMENT There is a 3% processing fee added for credit card payments. Cc payments must be made in person or over the phone, (contact opalyoga@gmail.com to arrange) TEACHING STAFF Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy – Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer and inspirer of hearts and minds. She is renowned for her depth of study, her ability to present the complexities of yoga’s ancient wisdom in a practical, life-affirming manner, as well as her unique capacity to distill the teachings of yoga with southern-belle humor and grace. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy. Katie was named one of San Francisco’s Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, one of “70 Yogis Changing the World” by Origin Magazine in 2014, and one of “100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda” by Spirituality and Health Magazine in 2015. Katie has written extensively on the topics of yoga, Ayurveda, sexuality, herbalism and women’s health in such publications as Yoga Journal, Common Ground Magazine and Origin Magazine. Her best-selling book has been translated into multiple languages around the globe. She studied with Krishnamacharya’s living legacies, A.G. and Indra Mohan in Chennai India, and later went on to work with her current teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, within the Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineage.She also apprenticed with Ayurveda expert and author, Dr. Claudia Welch and currently studies shamanism with Sheryl Netzky, a senior teacher within The Four Winds Society. Karen Thomas:As a teenager in coastal Rhode Island I was enamored with all things bohemian;imagining myself a free-spirit and seeker, I began to practice yoga. Certified since 1999 by John and Diane Featherstone, I have learned from many more amazing teachers such as Tonya Zaloumis, Anna Forest, Dharma Mittra and Katie Silcox. I’ve taken countless classes and workshops in all styles of yoga, added meditation and completed several other teacher trainings, most recently an 80-hour training on teaching Kula Yoga Style with Schuyler Grant. My teaching style is influenced by periodic visits to big city studios such as Jivamukti and Kula Yoga and I find myself consistently inspired by the teachers and students in my own community and as well in the yoga shalas I seek out whenever I travel. Perhaps most importantly, I have steadily maintained an independent yoga practice for 20 years. I founded Opal Yoga in 2013; it’s a joy to share the power of yoga with the community; I’m grateful, honored and completely stoked! For more information about our 2016-2017 Teacher Training, please contact us at opalyoga@gmail.com

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New Moon Yoga is happening next Sunday with Cora Houghton.
Join her at the shala for an all-levels, chilled out, restorative,and gentle hatha yoga session from 6-7:30pm.

sign up at www.opalyoga.com (or just drop in)

Restorative, New Moon Yoga

October 30, 2016, 6:00pm - October 30, 2016, 7:30pm

Opal Yoga

Treat yourself to a respite from election madness & a hectic pace. The new moon is a fine time to tune in to intuition, clear the way, set intentions & plant the seeds for your visions of the future. This will be a gentle class, suitable for any level and any body. Releasing pressure points and fascia, some slow moving hatha poses, then time to linger (with support and props) in some restorative postures. All with simple guidance and soothing assists and massage, if that is comfortable to you. Registration, not required, but available here opalyoga.com

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Moving Breathing Living Yoga: An Exploration of the Prana Vayus
with Cynthia Woodring, E-RYT 500, PRYT

-an experiential workshop utilizing all the tools of yoga

Sat 10/29
$50 if registered by 10/1 ($60 after 10/1)

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Wondering which class to take?

Click on classes in the schedule below for descriptions. Still not sure?

Shoot us an email at opalyogashala@gmail.com; we’ll be happy to advise you.

Arrival Info

Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in and set up your mat. We have mats and towels for you to borrow and the studio is equipped with a shower.