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Asana practice in the morning sunlight on the UNLV campus
Namaste, Friends!

Summer is in full swing and Jeremy and I are busy in the gardens and our yoga spaces! Apricots and blueberries have given way to red and yellow grapes, which participants in our "Deepening Your Practice" course pick from overhead during breaks between philosophy discussions and Sanskrit lessons. Divine!

Read on to learn about upcoming Desert Yoga School courses and events. May your days be filled with light and energy as we enjoy this special time of year--and may you also find time to cool off in your favorite body of water!

Yoga Practitioners' Potluck
On the first Saturday of each month, Jeremy and I open our home to our yoga-practicing friends and students for a plant-based potluck and community get-together. June's event was an intimate affair, and it was wonderful to be able to connect individually with everyone present. We enjoyed freshly baked bread, pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes and olives, brown rice with poblano chiles and roasted corn, kale salad with yellow peppers and dried cranberries, iced herbal tea, strawberry kombucha and coconut cupcakes. Delicious food and delightful company!

Join us for the July Yoga Practitioners' Potluck!
-Saturday July 6
-4:30-6:30 pm
-Our private residence in NW Las Vegas
-Bring a plant-based (vegan) dish to share (we have suggestions if you're stumped!)
-Meet others who are using yoga practice as a tool for self-betterment
-Tour the garden!
-RSVP with a reply to this email or call/text us at (808) 388-9553

"Subtle Body & Philosophy" Course for YogaWorks
Jeremy and I have been invited to present 34 hours of Desert Yoga School curriculum as part of a YogaWorks Advanced Teacher Training program that begins in August. Our module includes pranayama, mantra and philosophy. Details are on the YogaWorks website.

Introductory Courses at UNLV
This summer, 19 students are establishing self-led personal yoga practice in conjunction with the introductory course that I teach at UNLV. Fall term sections are filling up, but there is still space in the section that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 pm. If you are interested in a structured and comprehensive introduction to yoga practice and theory but aren't currently a UNLV student, I'm happy to report that it is possible to register as a non-degree-seeking undergraduate student! See the UNLV website for details.

Winter Posture/Asana Workshop Series
Each of these mixed-level workshops centers on a family of postures and is intended to provide yoga practitioners with knowledge and techniques that will help them make progress with that type of shape. Small groups and two instructors allow for individualized attention. The material presented to each practitioner is adjusted to match their ability, and students can expect to leave each workshop with a practice plan that will help them advance their postures to the next level.

Each of the 4.5-hour workshops includes:
-A short anatomy lesson that addresses structures and movement principles relevant to the day's topic
-A well-rounded asana practice
-An hour of focused work on the workshop's specific topic
-One segment of a four-part talk on asana practice for stress relief
-A plant-based lunch featuring homegrown organic produce

Winter 2019-2020 Schedule:
Saturday December 21 2019, 9 am-1:30 pm: Headstand
Saturday December 28 2019, 9 am-1:30 pm: Backbends
Saturday January 4 2020, 9 am-1:30 pm: Arm Balances
Saturday January 11 2020, 9 am-1:30 pm: Lotus & Other Seats

$140 for the series of four workshops. Registration is now open.
Beginning November 1 2019, registration will open for individual workshops at the rate of $35/each. 
Prerequisite: Ability to execute Sun Salutations with control.
Maximum enrollment of 10 students. 
Co-taught by Jeremy and Marissa.
Reply to this email or contact us at (808) 388-9553 to register.

Garden-Fresh Organic Produce
Desert Yoga School students and friends are invited to participate in the healthy and joyous experience of eating super-fresh organic fruits, veggies, and herbs! This week's garden baskets featured more than a dozen herbs: peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, banana mint, Mexican mint, lemon balm, lemon verbena, dandelion greens, holy basil, green onions, Italian parsley, garlic and rue! It's fun to introduce others to edibles that aren't widely available on the commercial market. Get in touch if you'd like to make a weekly donation and enjoy nature's bounty.

Hoping to see you soon!
(808) 388-9553
Jeremy and I playing on the Colorado river
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