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Namaste, Friends!

Happy New Year! I'm resending the December Yoga Newsletter after correcting a date: 

The January Yoga Practitioners' Potluck is happening this Saturday!
January 5, 2019, from 4:30-6:30 pm. 
RSVP if you would like to attend! 

Scroll down to read the full newsletter. Stay warm and see you soon!

Our first Friday at the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market!
Namaste, Friends!

We've made it past the shortest day of the year! The sun has already begun its transition back towards the north and we can look forward to more light and warmer days ahead of us. 

This month has brought some excitement to our lives along with the cold air--read on to learn more.

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market
Jeremy and I have opened a produce stand at the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market! We are thrilled to take our garden's overabundance to market each week and make the valley's freshest produce available to others. The event is every Friday from 9 am to 2 pm at the old downtown bus station, adjacent to the I-95 Downtown/Casino Center off-ramp. The market features live music, raw honey, artisan bread, handmade soap, and of course beautiful fresh produce! Stop by our stand and have a cup of hot herbal tea with us.

Yoga Practitioners' Potluck
Jeremy and I host potlucks with the goal of fostering community and helping yoga practitioners connect with each other. Bring a plant-based dish to share and plan to enjoy the positive energy of others who are also using yoga as a tool to uplift themselves. 

-Saturday January 5, 2019
-4:30-6:30 pm
-Garden Tour at 5:30!
-RSVP by replying to this email or calling us at (808) 388-9553

Winter Posture/Asana Workshop Series
Students have three more opportunities to participate in the Desert Yoga School's Winter Posture/Asana Workshop Series.
These mixed-level workshops are intended to provide yoga practitioners with the knowledge and techniques that will help them make progress with their postures. Small groups and two instructors allow for individualized attention. The material presented to each practitioner will be 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 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

Saturday 12/29/2018 9 am-1:30 pm: Backbends
Saturday 1/5/2019, 9 am-1:30 pm: Arm Balances
Saturday 1/12/2019, 9 am-1:30 pm: Lotus & Other Seats
-Maximum enrollment of 10 students. 
-Co-taught by Jeremy and Marissa.
-Sign up by replying to this email or calling us at (808) 388 9553.

The Glorious Exploits of Hanuman
I've created a new course in response to a student request! 
This is a 18-hour course in chanting and the study of sacred texts.
It includes:
-6 hours chanting instruction and practice of the Hanumana Chalisa 
-4 hours reading and discussion of excerpts from unabridged translations of Valmiki’s Ramayana and Tulasidasa’s Ramacharitamanasa
-4 plant-based lunches and 2 dinners featuring homegrown organic produce
-Discussion and camaraderie
-Course Materials

February 8-10 and 15-17, 2019
Fridays: 5:00-7:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am-1:30 pm

-Course Fee: $180
-Prerequisite: Familiarity with Rama’s story. All participants will be asked to spend at least ten hours reading a translation of the story before attending the class sessions. We’ll help you choose an appropriate version when you register.
-Taught by Marissa.  
-Sign up by replying to this email or calling us at (808) 388-9553.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga at UNLV
Spring semester enrollment is open at the university and I'm teaching three sections of PEX 169 on Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30-9:20 am, 10:00-10:50 am, and 2:30-3:20 pm. This introductory course in yoga postures practice enables students to lead themselves through a level-appropriate 45-minute breathing-and-moving routine. Not a UNLV student but interested in the course? It's possible to enroll online as a non-degree-seeking student and register for the one-credit course. Click here for my page on the UNLV website. 

Website Improvements
Jeremy and I have been making improvements to the new Desert Yoga School website. Click here to see the new, updated site! 

Happy holidays to all! Jeremy and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Posing in front of the beautiful collards! 
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