December 2011

Yoga for Stress & Anxiety Workshop 1/7/2012

Saturday, January 7, 3-5pm

Start off the New Year by learning how to use your breath, yoga poses and meditation to create a consistently calmer state of mind and body. Cost: $30. Led by Rachel.

RNCY is proud to present a 2-day immersion with Jonathan Miles.

RNCY is proud to present a 2-day immersion with Jonathan Miles. Read more about Jonathan here.
Continuing Education hours available for YT.
$85 for all 3 workshops or Fee applies below for inidividual class.


Practicing kung fu and capoeira since 1997, Jonathan began a yoga practice in 2001, and obtained his initial 200 hour certification through Integral Yoga, under the guidance of Nora Pozzi in 2003. In 2009 an additional 200 hour training was completed under the instruction of the late Arlene Bjork. Since then, he has gone on to study and practice with other great teachers and luminaries such as Zhenja la Rosa, Faith Hunter, Jill Abelson, Terence Ollivierra, David Life and Sharon Gannon.

Jonathan finds inspiration and value in all traditions and teaching styles, from Iyengar to Jivamukti, or Ashtanga to Anusara, knowing that they all offer insight to the unfolding of our own personal “Sadhana” or practice. A passionate instructor, each class is an invigorating blend, of philosophy, humor and a continuous effort to cultivate an inward awareness and focus on the body’s natural rhythm and patterns of breath. Students are skillfully guided through movements that build strength, courage and confidence.
Jonathan has four children and lives and teaches yoga in Richmond Virginia.Martial artist, yogi, community activist, father, and the son of a preacher, Jonathan Miles is the co-founder of Project Yoga Richmond in Richmond VA.

Yoga Playtime – Learn the Basics of Acro Yoga
Saturday, January 21, 2:30pm-5pm, Fee $45
(CE Hours available)

J Miles brings Yoga Play Time to RNCY! This fun session will explore partner movement and assisted yoga poses as a means to harmonize and focus energy. J will teach you:
-Partner movements to strengthen the core and promote awareness of alignment
-Partner exercises to build trust
-Basic Acro Yoga inversion practice (headstand, shoulderstand, handstand and forearm balance)

Fire of Vinyasa
Sunday, January 22nd, 9-11:00 am, Fee $30
(CE Hours available)

Tapas and Sadhana Vinyasa means to move or place with intention. This class aims to help the student build the necessary internal heat (tapas) to help purify and detoxify the system, and clarify the mind. Students will also be introduced to the concept of sadhana, having a personal practice or more specifically, achieving a goal using skillful means. The goal of Yoga is to cleanse the mind and the heart and make the practitioner fit for spiritual life.

Arm Balancing and Inversions – Moving with Inner Strength
Sunday, January 22, 11:30 – 1:30 pm, Fee $30

(CE Hours available)

J Miles will shift your perception from limitation to possibility and shine a playful light on arm balances and inversions. J will break down Crow (vs. Crane), Headstand, Flying Pigeon (Kouindyasana), Grasshopper and others. Basics for Handstands will be taught, and for the advanced student, how to transition from one pose to the next.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!