Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Plank Contest with Motto Staff Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:15 am - 11:30 am

IT'S PLANK TIME AT MOTTO YOGA. We're going to start a 30 day plank challenge, inspired by the incredible Cher. Seventy-one years old and she can hold a 5 minute plank. CC BY-SA 3.0

In every yang-type yoga class (i.e. Journey, flow, sculpt, slow-flow) teachers are going to give clients the opportunity to plank. Clients can chart their progress on the chart at the studio if they’d like. (Optional; not required to participate in contest.) At the end of the challenge, we'll have a PLANK CONTEST.

WINNERS will be entered into drawings for prizes including 1 month unlimited package, 10-class package, Motto swag, and prizes from fab local businesses.

Challenge starts Wed, Aug 23 and will run through Sept 21. Plank contest will be SAT, SEPT 23 at 11:15am.

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YTT 200

YTT meets Wednesdays 5:30-9:30pm, Fridays 5:30-9:30pm, and Sundays noon - 5pm. Ready to dive deeper into yoga? In our program you will do the following: *Learn the maps of alignment, and how to align, demonstrate, cue, modify, and correct poses for all five categories of asana, covering over 100 poses. *Find your voice and practice leading a group through a yoga practice. Study the learning process and apply those principles in sharing your love of yoga with others. Try-on different teaching styles and understand the qualities of an effective teacher. *Read yoga philosophies and traditional texts to explore why these traditions have endured for thousands of years and have growing appeal in the West. *Study anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology as it applies to yoga and learn how to keep your own practice safe and effective while you help your students develop sustainable practices. *Learn effective yoga business practices and ethics. *Practice and apply what you’ve learned in training in a structured mentoring program.

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with Motto Staff Next held on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017
Ready to dive deeper into yoga?

In our program you will do the following:

*Learn the maps of alignment, and how to align, demonstrate, cue, modify, and correct poses for all five categories of asana, covering over 100 poses.
*Find your voice and practice leading a group through a yoga practice. Study the learning process and apply those principles in sharing your love of yoga with others. Try-on different teaching styles and understand the qualities of an effective teacher.
*Read yoga philosophies and traditional texts to explore why these traditions have endured for thousands of years and have growing appeal in the West.
*Study anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology as it applies to yoga and learn how to keep your own practice safe and effective while you help your students develop sustainable practices.
*Learn effective yoga business practices and ethics.
*Practice and apply what you’ve learned in training in a structured mentoring program.

 
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200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with Motto Staff Next held on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 24, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017
Ready to dive deeper into yoga?

In our program you will do the following:

*Learn the maps of alignment, and how to align, demonstrate, cue, modify, and correct poses for all five categories of asana, covering over 100 poses.
*Find your voice and practice leading a group through a yoga practice. Study the learning process and apply those principles in sharing your love of yoga with others. Try-on different teaching styles and understand the qualities of an effective teacher.
*Read yoga philosophies and traditional texts to explore why these traditions have endured for thousands of years and have growing appeal in the West.
*Study anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology as it applies to yoga and learn how to keep your own practice safe and effective while you help your students develop sustainable practices.
*Learn effective yoga business practices and ethics.
*Practice and apply what you’ve learned in training in a structured mentoring program.

 
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200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with Motto Staff Next held on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Sep 20, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017
Ready to dive deeper into yoga?

In our program you will do the following:

*Learn the maps of alignment, and how to align, demonstrate, cue, modify, and correct poses for all five categories of asana, covering over 100 poses.
*Find your voice and practice leading a group through a yoga practice. Study the learning process and apply those principles in sharing your love of yoga with others. Try-on different teaching styles and understand the qualities of an effective teacher.
*Read yoga philosophies and traditional texts to explore why these traditions have endured for thousands of years and have growing appeal in the West.
*Study anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology as it applies to yoga and learn how to keep your own practice safe and effective while you help your students develop sustainable practices.
*Learn effective yoga business practices and ethics.
*Practice and apply what you’ve learned in training in a structured mentoring program.

 
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Yoga for First Responders with Motto Staff Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Strength. Balance. Flexibility. Calming that "Monkey Mind." Find all of this and MORE on your yoga mat at Motto Yoga. Join us for a special introductory workshop geared for law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and other first responders. 
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Sanskrit and Vedic Chanting

The first part of this workshop we will be focusing on the correct pronunciation of common asana names using Sanskrit. This is a great way for teachers to not only enhance their credibility as teachers but also gain confidence using Sanskrit in class with ease. Cheryl will be debunking common errors and providing you with a foundational understanding of how to properly use Sanskrit. This workshop will be focused on common asana names however, this is not limited to just teachers but anyone interested in learning more about Sanskrit is welcome to attend. The second part of this workshop will be an introduction to Vedic Chant. The vibrations produced by Vedic Chant have to potential to altar our psychological state and thereby improve our overall health and wellbeing. The veda-s are the foundational text of yoga philosophy. Using the same method or instruction that have been passed down for hundreds of generations we will explore listening and chanting as a direct experience of tapas (intensity) and dharanda (concentration). Although Sanskrit and Vedic Chant may seem very complex both are powerful and beautiful when understood in simplicity. These workshops are for anyone interested in learning more. You are welcome to attend one or both. All you need to bring is a curious mind, a notebook, and a pen. Sanskrit for Asana- 12:00pm- 1:50pm Chanting 2:00pm- 3:30pm Cost- $25 per session or $40 for both

Sanskrit Workshop with Cheryl Oliver Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The first part of this workshop we will be focusing on the correct pronunciation of common asana names using Sanskrit. This is a great way for teachers to not only enhance their credibility as teachers but also gain confidence using Sanskrit in class with ease. Cheryl will be debunking common errors and providing you with a foundational understanding of how to properly use Sanskrit. This workshop will be focused on common asana names however, this is not limited to just teachers but anyone interested in learning more about Sanskrit is welcome to attend. The second part of this workshop will be an introduction to Vedic Chant. The vibrations produced by Vedic Chant have to potential to altar our psychological state and thereby improve our overall health and wellbeing. The veda-s are the foundational text of yoga philosophy. Using the same method or instruction that have been passed down for hundreds of generations we will explore listening and chanting as a direct experience of tapas (intensity) and dharanda (concentration). Although Sanskrit and Vedic Chant may seem very complex both are powerful and beautiful when understood in simplicity. These workshops are for anyone interested in learning more. You are welcome to attend one or both. All you need to bring is a curious mind, a notebook, and a pen. Sanskrit for Asana- 12:00pm- 1:50pm Chanting 2:00pm- 3:30pm Cost- $25 per session or $40 for both
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Vedic Chant Workshop with Cheryl Oliver Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The first part of this workshop we will be focusing on the correct pronunciation of common asana names using Sanskrit. This is a great way for teachers to not only enhance their credibility as teachers but also gain confidence using Sanskrit in class with ease. Cheryl will be debunking common errors and providing you with a foundational understanding of how to properly use Sanskrit. This workshop will be focused on common asana names however, this is not limited to just teachers but anyone interested in learning more about Sanskrit is welcome to attend. The second part of this workshop will be an introduction to Vedic Chant. The vibrations produced by Vedic Chant have to potential to altar our psychological state and thereby improve our overall health and wellbeing. The veda-s are the foundational text of yoga philosophy. Using the same method or instruction that have been passed down for hundreds of generations we will explore listening and chanting as a direct experience of tapas (intensity) and dharanda (concentration). Although Sanskrit and Vedic Chant may seem very complex both are powerful and beautiful when understood in simplicity. These workshops are for anyone interested in learning more. You are welcome to attend one or both. All you need to bring is a curious mind, a notebook, and a pen.
 
Sanskrit for Asana- 12:00pm-1:50pm
Chanting 2:00pm- 3:30pm
Cost- $25 per session or $40 for both
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Thai Massage: The Healing Art of Touch with Heath Heath Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rock the Block Workshop with Lesley Pelkey Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The yoga practice was designed thousands of years ago before we sat at desks, drove cars and lived the modern lifestyles we do today. As humanity has evolved and changed so has the shape, size and structure of our physical bodies. Even though yoga is accessible to everyone it’s not a “one size fits all” practice. Essentially every single person meets their mat from a different place.

In this 90-minute workshop you will explore ways to use props to deepen, support and progress in your practice. Through understanding how to strategically use these tools you will learn:

  • skills for proper alignment while making certain poses more accessible
  • how to create more balance in your practice through strengthening weaker areas and lengthening areas that are less flexible
  • ways to alleviate the unnecessary struggle in poses while cultivating a relaxed breath and mind
  • how to hold poses with comfort to release deeper tension stored in the body
Pre-register for $25.
 
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Kundalini Yoga and Gong Meditation with Hamid Jabbar Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Hamid Jabbar and explore the interconnectedness of various lineages from from yoga to mediation, Buddhism, shamanic traditions, and Eastern and Western medicines.

Hamid holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU and a Doctorate from UCLA. He received Gongmaster training from Don Conreaux and Angelo Surinder in Portugal and is a regular presenter on sound around the Phoenix area. He completed his 300-hour advanced yoga training with Dave and Cheryl Oliver, and his 200-hour training with Sierra Campbell and Steve Schuessler. In addition to yoga and sound, Hamid has studied Thai Massage in Thailand, holding certifications in Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage/Reflexology, and Tok Sen (a rare style of Northern Thai Massage that incorporates sound and vibrational healing).

 

$25 pre-register; $30 at door.

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Partner Yoga with Lesley Pelkey Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Studies have shown there are two things that can help you live a happier, healthier life:
1) Connecting with Others, and
2) Having Fun.

Partner yoga can help you do both! Join us for this playful workshop as we invite you to explore connection, support and trust through partner poses.

Partner yoga is not a substitute for an individual practice but is a way to inform and strengthen your capacity to connect to the world around you as well as yourself. Selected postures are non-acrobatic and designed to stretch and strengthen the body.

Here are a few other tidbits--

  • This workshop is not just for lovers, it’s for EVERYONE!
  • It’s a great way to introduce yoga to someone new.
  • All levels welcome.
  • No experience and no partner is necessary.

Come and join Us! We think you will find that a partner is the one of the best props you can have!

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