Yoga Goals – by Kailey Herron

“The renunciation of doing harm is the perfection of discipline.” -Shantideva
Shantideva was an 8th century Buddhist monk whose teachings continue to be relevant long after his death. As Yogis, our first and most important guideline is the idea of non-harm or ahimsa. Thankfully, most of us don’t need a guideline encouraging us not to punch anyone we disagree with. And certainly on our mats, it’s wise to move mindfully so we don’t hurt ourselves. But ahimsa is actually much larger and nuanced than just not beating up our bodies (or kicking the dog). It takes awareness and commitment. This is why Shantideva calls it the perfection of discipline. Whatever we practice, grows. If we practice even small harms – be it through our actions, words, or even our thoughts – those things grow. Do we indulge habits that break us down without giving us much in return? How often are we self-critical or judgmental of others? Do we speak unkind words behind a friend or family member’s back? You get the idea of how much discipline it would take to live a life free from all forms of harming. Any form of impatience or jealousy, judgement or aggression is a place to focus compassionate curiosity and practice the discipline of non-harming. If we practice replacing hurtful thoughts, words, and actions with gentleness and compassion, our experience of life softens. It is said that anyone who masters this skill will exist in a state of fearlessness – nothing to fear and no creature, human or animal to fear them. Saint Francis was an example of a being who thoroughly embodied ahimsa. Although I may fall short (countless times a day usually) in my efforts to live a harmless life, I think these big and idealistic aspirations are often exactly what we should set our sights on. Why not see how close we can get while reaping the benefits along the way?

Less Harm and More Love,
Kailey

Radiate Yoga Teacher Training with Kailey Herron & Sam Pickering Pick

Find Your Truth

RADIATE: A Yoga Teacher Training with Kailey and Sam

Go deeper into your personal yoga practice, develop the skills necessary to teach with courage and authenticity, and become the teacher you want to be. In this 200HR training we’ll explore the foundations of Power Vinyasa Yoga and unlock your potential to lead. Whether that’s as a yoga teacher or simply in your own life, this training is for you.

Schedule:

Fridays 2pm – 6pm
Saturdays 10am – 6pm***Weekend 7 & 8 will run from 7:30am to 4:30pm
Sundays 10am – 6pm

Weekend One: Jan 25-27
Weekend Two: Feb 1-3
Weekend Three: Feb 8-10
Weekend Four: Feb 22-24
Weekend Five: Mar 1-3
Weekend Six: Mar 8-10
Weekend Seven: Mar 22-24***
Weekend Eight: Mar 29–31***
RETREAT in Tahoe: April 4-7

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Yin & Yoga Nidra – 12/16 from 11:45 am -1:00 pm – THIS SUNDAY!

Sunday – December 16th, the third Sunday of every month from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Join us on the third Sunday of every month for Yin & Yoga Nidra. Class will start with 45 minutes of Yin to access and open the deep layers of connective tissue in the body.This practice emphasizes stillness and silence, allowing for a meditative experience that will reduce anxiety, tension and stress. The last 30 minutes of class will be spent in yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra) which isthe perfect antidote to the chronic stress or pressure many of us experience in our daily lives. You will be guided through layers of consciousness and connection while being offered something that seems more precious now than ever – space to relax. Please join us for a perfectly restorative afternoon!
The 3rd Sunday of every month from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
 
 
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Congratulations Assisting Training Graduates!!!

Congratulations to our new graduates from Radiant Yoga’s Assisting Training with Kailey and Sam! We are so excited and grateful to have more assistants in our classes! Please congratulate Christine Beecher, Cassey Wagner, Adreanna Campini, Becky Hobgood, Tim Lockwood, Wendy Mather, Donna Olson, Fimy Sahaida and Allie Schatzman when you see them around the studio sharing and extending love!

 

Deep Detox Flow – EVERY SATURDAY AT 4:30 PM with Celeste!

Every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Detox in the middle of the weekend! This is an all levels Power Vinyasa class with not only extra heat but extra twists for deep detoxification. If you love to sweat and want to take your practice to another level this class is for you!

Regular class rates apply

Yin Yoga & Essential Oils – 1/6

Sunday, December 2nd

The first Sunday of every month from 4:30-6:00 pm

Join us the first Sunday of every month for Yin and essential oils with Kaysie Markwardt. Experience the aroma, touch and amazing benefits of doTerra Essential Oils while you are guided through a series of yin poses. Essential Oils can be used to support the systems in the body, for an overall healthier feeling mind, body, and spirit. Students will briefly learn what essential oils are, and how to use them safely. It is not required that you use oils in this class, but it is highly encouraged.
Class cancelled on 2/3 and 3/3 due to teacher training 

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FREE Community Class to benefit the Sacramento SPCA

karma class

Tuesday’s from noon-1:00 pm

Join us every week for our DONATION BASES community class: Tuesday’s from noon – 1:00pm. Donations are gratefully accepted and go to the Sacramento SPCA.

 

Minimum $5 donation requested

Learn About Our Heat……FAR Infrared

solarlThe unique and natural heat that is only offered at Radiant Yoga actually is radiant. When exposed to the healing powers of FAR Infrared Heat as opposed to standard forced air used at other studios, your body is being warmed directly instead of being surrounded by artificially warmed air. This heat therapy works against creating dust and debris that can aggravate the common health problems of forced air. When your body undergoes exposure to FIR heat in our Radiant Yoga studio, the heat will penetrate within your body as far as 3 inches deep. This penetration results in increased blood circulation and the breakdown of toxin-filled large water molecules urging your body to rid itself of toxins and waste through perspiration and through the healing practice of yoga.

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