Workshops & Events

 

Upcoming Events

Beginner’s Yoga Series

with Meg Poe and Sarah Johnston
(6) Tuesdays April 16 – May 21 at 6:15 pm – $125 – Sign Up

Meg & Sarah team up to teach the basics.   This six-week series will teach you foundational poses you’ll find in most classes, with a focus on what those poses look and feel like for you and your body.  We hear all the time, “I should probably do yoga, but I’m not flexible enough.” You don’t have to touch your toes to do yoga – you just have to be willing to show up.

Each week, we will build on the previous sessions.  Our tentative focus each week will be:

  1. Breath & Foundation
  2. Forward Bends & Back Bends
  3. Twists and Side Bends
  4. Hip Openers
  5. Standing Poses
  6. Putting it all together

Meg’s passion as a yoga teacher is to support you in becoming the expert of your own practice, assist you in modifying poses to meet your unique body and encourage you in developing your super power as you explore balance between effort and ease.  She is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, a Nationally Certified Integrative Health & Wellness Coach and has her MA in Exercise Physiology. She has enjoyed teaching movement classes for almost 30 years.

Sarah is an anatomy geek who gets excited about helping you understand how your body works and helping you find that “OOOH, that’s how that’s supposed to feel!” moment in each posture through good alignment.  She completed her 350 hour teacher training in 2012 in New Orleans, LA, and is a licensed massage therapist.

 

Meditation Medley

with Sarah Johnston
Thursdays 7 pm in March – $60 – Sign Up

Have you wanted to try meditation, but don’t know where to start? Are you ready to move beyond guided meditation recordings and take charge of your own practice? This workshop will explore 4 different types of meditation, and the scientifically supported benefits of each. Learn how to sit and why, how tools can help you stay focused. and find a style that resonates with you.

March 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
March 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
March 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
March 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Laughter Yoga with Neidra

Sunday March 31, 3:00-4:00 – $12  – Sign Up

Laughter Yoga, called Hasya (laughter, humor) Yoga, is a low impact exercise program combining simulated laughter (which quickly becomes genuine laughter) and yogic breathing (pranayama). Playfulness, childlike behavior, creativity, affirmations, and visualizations for Peace (on earth and within ourselves) are utilized during a Laughter Yoga class. Researched and published studies show that whether laughter is “real” or “pretend,” we benefit physically, emotionally, and physiologically. Benefits include: reduces stress, depression, anxiety, loneliness; increases oxygen to the body and brain; strengthens the immune system; improves cardiac health; increases endorphins and general sense of wellbeing; decreases cortisol and other stress hormones; boosts T-cells; promotes better sleep; and relaxes muscles throughout the body. The mission of Laughter Yoga is, “Health, Joy, and World Peace through Laughter.”

Previous Events

Yoga for Healthy Bones

with Sarah Johnston
Sunday March 10, 1:30-3:30 – $35  – Sign Up

Did you know that yoga can help both prevent bone loss, and rebuild bone density?  Bones rebuild where they experience stress (weight bearing), so strategic use of yoga poses can help you reshape your bones and posture.  This workshop explores what poses can be extremely beneficial, as well as principles to apply to all poses to practice safely when you already have bone loss.

Space for this workshop is limited to 9 people so that we can deeply focus on your individual challenges and concerns.  This workshop is open to all skill levels, from never-done-yoga to regular practitioner, but you will be most comfortable if you are able to sit on the floor.  If that doesn’t sound like you, please contact us for additional options.

 

Yoga Playdate with Stacey

with Stacey Green
Thursday 2/7 6-8 pm 

We’ll spend the first 30 minutes flowing through a juicy vinyasa practice, and then move into dissecting some more advanced arm balances and inversions. Wind down with a series of restorative poses.

Sound Bath with Garth Robertson

Sunday 2/3 1:30 – 3:00 pm – $20  – Sign Up

Every object has a natural vibratory rate; it’s resonance. One of the principles of using frequency as a transformative and healing modality is to understand that  the body is in a constant state of vibration. Every organ, every bone, every tissue, every system–all are in a state of vibration. When we are in a state of health, the body projects an overall harmonic of health. External frequencies along with intention can be used to support and return both body and spirit to optimal health.  

Traverse and transcend these corporal bodies with ancient sounds from around the globe including guitar, overtone singing, chimes, Tibetan Bowls, flute, gong, frame drum, shruti box, tuning forks and didgeridoo.

There are yoga mats, bolsters, and blankets available in the space.  You are welcome to receive these vibrations in whichever way feels best for you, including gentle movement as long as you stay aware of those around you.

Yin Yoga Foundation Series

with Meg Poe
6 Sundays 1/20 – 2/24 4:30 – 6:00 pm
$100 for all 6 classes, or $20 drop-in

Whether you are lover of Yin Yoga or it’s your first time, this is a great opportunity.  Enjoy 6 weeks of a slightly longer class and a deeper dive into the practice.  Each session includes a bit more explanation about the benefits of Yin Yoga.

1/20 – Yin & Yang Yoga: What’s the Difference?
1/27 – Yin Yoga for Tight Hips
2/3 – Yin Yoga for Shoulders & Neck
2/10 – Yin Yoga at The Wall
2/17 – Yin Yoga: Total Body
2/24 – Yin & Yang Yoga: What’s the Difference? Take 2

To sign up for an individual session, sign up as you would for a regular class on the Class Schedule.

 

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture

12/16 1:30 – 3:00 pm
$20 

Slow down your holiday season with this restorative yoga session.  We’ll take a few moments at the beginning to talk about acupuncture, followed by 80 minutes of rest and relaxation.  Sink deeply into relaxation with an acupuncture-assisted sivasana (corpse pose, final relaxation), and rise renewed and ready to greet the busyness of the holiday season.

Space is limited – register online to save your spot!

*Acupuncture treatment is optional.   

Essential Oils For Your Practice

Tuesday 11/29 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for a short informational presentation on some of the benefits of essential oil use in your daily life.  An all-level yoga practice will follow, in which you will be able to try some DoTerra’s new Yoga Collection oils to see how they can impact your practice.

Follow on Facebook or register online for this free workshop.

Open House

Join us in celebrating our opening on Sunday, October 21 from 2-6pm.  Try a free yoga class, or just pop in to say hello and enter our drawing.

2-3pm – Free Gentle Yoga

3-4:30pm – Say Hello

4:30 – Giveaways

4:45-6pm – Free Vinyasa Yoga

More details soon on Facebook.

Yoga

You don't have to be able to touch your toes to practice yoga - you just have to be willing to explore.  Discover what combining intention, breath and bodywork can do for your mind and spirit.

Massage

Reconnect to your body through restorative, therapeutic massage therapy.  Whether you are treating an injury or just need to relax, you will leave feeling rejuvenated and balanced.

Contact Us

200 N Churton Street, Suite 200, Hillsborough, NC      (919) 590-9494

info@SantoshaSpace.com

There is limited on-site parking, and additional public parking one short block away on King Street and in the King Street parking lot, accessible from Churton Street.

We are upstairs.  Enter using the staircase on the left side of the building.