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Do you know how many yoga poses are available to us? Hundreds? Thousands? Legend claims that there are 84 million yoga poses! Many of these are unknown to us today, but there are still several thousand that have been documented for us over the centuries. Have you ever wondered what the benefits of these yoga poses are? What downward facing dog does for you? Why shavasana is so relaxing? Or why you feel exhilarated after a headstand or handstand?

If so, this event is for you! Every yoga pose we do affects every layer of our being; physiological, psychological, and spiritual. It is because of this deep integration that we sometimes feel super elated or a buzz after an intense yoga class – a feeling caused by the deep work of the various yoga poses. The physical practice of yoga consists of practicing and holding many asanas, or yoga poses, carried out in a special sequence. These look like mere body contortions to the untrained eye, but there is so much more to it!

By attending our ‘Benefits of Yoga Poses’ workshop you will learn not only about the benefits of your favorite yoga poses but also understand the power of yoga sequencing to efficiently get a desired effect. Think of it as creating a recipe for your mind and body – a little bit of this, a little bit of that to create the perfect balance and harmony.
 

Saturday, February 23rd from 2:00pm-4:00pm

$40 (early bird until February 9th) Regular Price $50

What’s covered in benefits of yoga workshop:

·       The different categories of yoga poses
·       Benefits of many yoga poses
·       Smart yoga pose sequencing
·       A deeper understanding of all yoga poses
·       Understand the ability to enhance your own yoga practice

Who should attend benefits of yoga?
  • Yoga students of all levels
  • Yoga teachers (CEU credits available for RYT Yoga Alliance teachers)
  • Anyone looking to develop a deeper understanding of how yoga poses work
  • Students who are curious to start yoga practice
What to bring to class:
  • Yoga mat
  • Water bottle
  • Notebook/Pen

Instructor Bio

Arundhati Baitmangalkar (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is the founder and lead teacher of Aham Yoga. In addition, she has her yoga blog, “Living Yoga” which is recognized as one of the leading yoga blogs on the web. She also runs her own YouTube channel where you can find free yoga videos helping you grow your yoga practice. Arundhati is known for her attention to detail, precision in teaching yoga and humor. She makes everyone feel successful and seen in their yoga practice.

Upcoming Workshops

There are several upcoming workshops to choose from… details coming soon!

  • Pranayama Intensive – March 9th, 2019
  • Yoga for Lower Back – April 6th, 2019
  • Head up to Headstand – April 20th, 2019

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If you love doing yoga at your yoga studio, and you want to reap more benefits of yoga practice – have you considered doing yoga at home? For those days when you’re not able to make it to the studio, having a home practice is an important part of deepening your practice and maintaining prolonged good health and well-being. Equip yourself with yoga know how so you’re able to do yoga at home efficiently and regularly. Our most popular yearly offering, join Arundhati for this in-depth workshop on how to create a consistent home yoga practice. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of our home yoga practice session as well as a complimentary home yoga sequence!

Saturday, January 26th from 2:00pm-4:00pm

$40 (early bird until January 12th) Regular Price $50
or
Buy a bundle! Purchase 3 workshops for $105 (discounted price of $35 each)

Who should attend:
  • Yoga students
  • Yoga teachers and teacher trainees (CE credits available for RYT Yoga Alliance teachers)
  • Anyone who wants to live a healthier life
What to bring to class:
  • Your own yoga mat
  • Notebook and pen
  • Wear yoga clothes we will be moving

How to build your home yoga practice

Instructor Bio

Arundhati Baitmangalkar (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is the founder and lead teacher of Aham Yoga. In addition, she has her yoga blog, “Living Yoga” which is recognized as one of the leading yoga blogs on the web. She also runs her own YouTube channel where you can find free yoga videos helping you grow your yoga practice. Arundhati is known for her attention to detail, precision in teaching yoga and humor. She makes everyone feel successful and seen in their yoga practice. This workshop was offered over 4 years ago to a small group of yoga students who were interested in doing yoga at home when Arundhati traveled back to study yoga. It was an instant success and we have continued to offer it since then every year. To help more people do yoga anytime and anywhere.

Upcoming Workshops

There are several upcoming workshops to choose from… details coming soon!

  • Benefits of Yoga Poses – February 23rd, 2019
  • Pranayama Intensive – March 9th, 2019
  • Yoga for Lower Back – April 6th, 2019
  • Head up to Headstand – April 20th, 2019

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Aham Yoga by Arundhati Baitmangalkar - 8M ago

Pranayama is an ancient and integral part of Yoga – the yogic art of breathing. An ancient yoga practice that draws our focus inwards towards the breath, enabling us with various techniques that improve respiration, invigorates the lungs, improves brain function, feeds all other bodily systems, and helps to create longevity in our lives. Think of it as “poses” for the subtle body. Breathing classes are offered at regular intervals at Aham Yoga. And this season, we are adding restorative yoga to the mix. If you are always on the go, come indulge and restore yourself with our Pranayama and Restorative Yoga series with Arundhati Baitmangalkar.

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is a seated practice where one intentionally, rhythmically, and rigorously works with the breath through guided instruction. The word pranayama means ‘extension of breath’ (prana = breath & ayama = extension). It is an inseparable part of yoga and is preceded by asana or the physical practice. To be able to achieve success in the practice one needs to have an established practice of asana. To get started with your physical practice, click here. The practice is subtle yet powerful, leading to numerous physical, mental and emotional benefits.

What is Restorative Yoga?

We work very hard and fast in our everyday lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to “rest”. Restorative yoga poses help you learn to relax and rest deeply and completely, During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.

Restorative yoga poses are typically done with the help of yoga props. Restorative yoga is not about strengthening or stretching. It is about receiving. It’s very important in a culture that suggests doing all the time to understand what it means to be simple, quiet, still and at ease within ourselves.

So come join us for this 5-hour exploration of it means to truly restore, rejuvenate and relax deeply.

Series details…

To truly understand and experience the benefits it is best to sign up for the entire series.  We are limiting the series to 12 participants only as restorative yoga will require intense propping.  Drop-ins are available but only closer to the series if there is availability.

Date: May 8th to June 12th, Tuesdays 08:15 pm to 09:15 pm (the series is 5 weeks long, we have added an additional day in case people are out for memorial day long weekend) Location: Aham Yoga Tuition: $75 early bird for full series (valid till April 25th, 2018) Pranayama & Restorative Yoga is for…
  • Anyone who is on the go all the time
  • Your work leaves you mentally and physically exhausted at the end of the day
  • You wake up feeling tired every day
  • Looking to live more holistically
  • Busy moms
  • New moms or dads
  • People with insomnia
  • Pregnant women
  • Women with fertility issues
  • Women looking to conceive
  • Yoga teachers looking to explore more aspects of the practice

Things to know about Pranayama & Restorative Yoga Series…
  • Be on an empty stomach 2 or 3 hours before class. It is okay to have a light snack or a non-alcoholic beverage 90 minutes before class. An empty stomach will help you breath better and stay alert
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for this class
  • There is no physical practice in this class. So keep up your asana or yoga practice as it will help you sit more comfortably in the pranayama practice. And will increase your ability to relax more deeply and thoroughly
  • Only 12 spots available. So sign up early.
Your Yoga Instructor…

The series will be led by Arundhati Baitmangalkar. One of the few yoga teachers who teach pranayama regularly in the area. And is now studying and specializing in restorative yoga. Arundhati is the lead yoga teacher and founder of Aham Yoga. She is known for her attention to detail, providing personalized attention and making the practice more accessible to all. You can read her full bio here

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Aham Yoga by Arundhati Baitmangalkar - 8M ago

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences that have existed for thousands of years. Rich with wisdom that teaches us how to live a better, mindful and healthier life. Enlightened beings understood that being a woman meant playing multiple roles in everyday life for a lifetime. Yoga and Ayurveda have given us many pearls of wisdom that we can use to deal with the responsibilities and challenges that come our way as women. Especially with regard to menstrual health. Showing us that there is a better way not only to live but to thrive.

Join us for a 4 part series of Yoga and Ayurveda. A new area of focus with every workshop.  You are welcome to sign up for one workshop or the entire series. Each workshop will have equal focus on yogic techniques as well as ayurvedic concepts and practices. You will walk away not only with a deeper understanding but also ways in which you can convert the wisdom into simple, effective and powerful home practices.

Who should attend Yoga & Ayurveda for women’s health?
  • Yoga teachers
  • Yoga students
  • Anyone who has menstrual issues
  • Holistic Healers
Schedule & Tuition for Yoga & Ayurveda for women’s health? Date: February 25th, Sunday Time: 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Aham Yoga Early Bird: $55 (February 10th, 2018) Full Price: $65 Full Series: $200 (early bird till February 10th). Full price $240

Click here to enroll. 

Presenters for Yoga & Ayurveda for women’s health Arundhati Baitmangalkar, Founder – Aham Yoga, ERYT 500, YACEP

Arundhati came to Yoga after spending years being a Bollywood dance instructor and performer while living in India.  She is the founder and lead teacher at Aham Yoga, a yoga teacher trainer, blogger, entrepreneur and an eternal student of yoga. Today she is one of the leading Yoga teachers in the greater Seattle area. Recognized for her knowledge, authenticity, precision, and ability to simplify yogic knowledge to suit the needs of her students. She is a champion of women’s health issues and believes that every woman was born with a greater purpose of making the world a better and stronger place to live in. She teaches women health workshops often and looks forward to changing how women view their health and connection to their bodies.

Afrin Sopariwala, Ayurvedic practitioner, and coach, yoga teacher

Afrin has been studying Ayurveda since 2013 and has completed her Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor Practitioner certification and Panchakarma Technician certification through Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Originally from Mumbai, India, Afrin has lived in Seattle since 2011.In Afrin’s words, “Ayurveda is a profound, simple, and unique system of health and well-being that considers the human being as a mind-body-spirit complex and sees each human as a unique blend of the five universal elements. Each Ayurvedic treatment or recommendation is unique to the patient in consideration, and that empowers people to learn about their own connection to the world and their health.”

Yoga and Ayurveda Series

Other workshops in Yoga & Ayurveda series* Feb 25th – Women’s Health May 6th – Conscious Living July 8th – Pregnancy and mom’s Sept 16th – Anxiety and Stress

*Details coming soon.

CEU credits are available for Arundhati’s yoga sessions from this workshop. 2 hours CEUs available for Yoga Alliance RYT 200 yoga teachers.

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Aham Yoga by Arundhati Baitmangalkar - 8M ago

Every year we head up to the mountains of Leavenworth. To recharge, disconnect and spend a weekend indulging in yoga, friends, and nature. Our annual summer yoga retreat in Leavenworth is a yearly tradition that we look forward to. And we invite you to join us for the next one.

Located on the banks of the Icicle River, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort is the perfect getaway for the weekend. Just down the road from the picture postcard perfect, Leavenworth. This resort offers the right amount of luxury and nature. Are you ready to spend a weekend with yoga, nature and friends?

Who can attend the summer yoga retreat?
  • Anyone who practices yoga regularly
  • Family & friends of participants who do not practice yoga
  • Pets and children welcome
What to expect in the summer yoga retreat?
  • Lots of yoga
  • Yoga related workshops, discussions, topics
  • Non-yoga related group sessions (optional)
  • Alone time/ rest and relax/free time
What is included in the summer yoga retreat package?
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Beverage
  • All Yoga Instruction
  • Anything ordered additionally is billed to the participant
What to bring to the yoga retreat?
  • Yoga Mat
  • Yoga strap
  • Yoga blocks
  • Yoga blanket if possible
  • Yoga clothes
When is the summer yoga retreat?

The summer yoga retreat is from June 15th, 2018 to June 17th, 2018. Detailed schedule out soon.

Accommodation options:

At the summer yoga retreat, we offer three types of accommodations. Single occupancy, double occupancy, and triple occupancy. Bring your own roommate or request to be roomed with a roommate looking for a similar accommodation. All reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

All-inclusive prices per person are as follows:

  • Triple occupancy – $525/participant
  • Double occupancy – $575/participant
  • Single occupancy – $700

*Pets and non-participating members are welcome as well. Prices per person, inclusive of all meals, are as follows:

  • Non-participating adult – $149/night
  • Children aged 5-12 – $89/night
  • Children aged 4 and under – free
  • Pets – $25 per pet

Registration

Download our Retreat-Registration-Form and follow the instructions as outlined.

Your instructor…

The summer yoga retreat is being led by Arundhati Baitmangalkar. An international yoga teacher and the founder of Aham Yoga. All classes at the retreat will be open to all levels. If you have never done yoga, please contact us before attending the retreat.

Cancellation policy:
  • Any cancellations made before April 15, 2018 will be refunded the full amount minus $100 nonrefundable cancellation fee.
  • Any cancellations made after April 15, 2018 will adhere to our no refunds / no transfers / no extensions policy.
  • All cancellations made are final.
  • Any last minute spots filled by Aham Yoga due to a participant cancellation will not be refunded. 
 

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