Latest Yoga News from The Soul Shack
Mark your calendars! Lorna Jane will be having a Trunk Show at our studio on May 30th! The Sherman Oaks location for Lorna Jane is bringing in their latest collection to display at The Soul Shack on Saturday, May 30th from 2pm to 8pm. ALL Soul Shack students will receive a 10% discount on all merchandise!
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Please note: due to class type and time demands, we have made the following schedule changes and cancellations, effective as follows:
– Gentle Flow on Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 am -11:45 CANCELLED as of May 5th
– Gentle Flow on Sundays CANCELLED 11:30 – 12:45 (until further notice) as of May 3rd
– Chakra Flow CANCELLED 4:00-5:15 pm starting on Saturday May 2nd
– Power Hour 5:15-6:15 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays CANCELLED as of May 9th
– Pre/Post-natal Yoga CHANGED to 10:00 am – 11 am as of Sunday May 3rd
– Kid’s Yoga CHANGED to 11:15 am – 12:15 pm as of May 3rd
– Restorative + Yoga Nidra CHANGED on Sundays from 5:00-6:15 pm to 5:30-6:45 pm as of May 12th
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com about any questions, comments, or suggestions on future class changes!
The “Flower Moon” of May ushers in opportunity to balance and promote clarity of the lower three chakras, which correspond to digestion, fertility, & creative power. May 3rd from 7pm – 9pm. Expect a 1.5 hour Kundalini based class, with 30 minutes of discussion, intention setting, journaling and sharing if you choose to do so. Journal & light refreshments provided. Only $10 for package holders, $15 for drop-ins!
Read below for more details:
The full moon can bring on feelings of great joy and also chaos. Native North Americans called the full moon of May the Flower Moon. This time of the year the flowers and new life are blossoming across the earth. Sunday, May 3rd, you are invited to bask in the energy of this Flower Moon. We will start out with a basic yoga practice to purify and charge up the first three chakras, which are associated with healthy digestion and reproductive functions. We will be raising our creative energies and focusing our intentions toward specific goals. This process will prepare us for the renewal of the new moon to come in the following weeks. To conclude the set we will practice a mantra and meditation. Please feel free to bring a journal to reflect your thoughts, and the last portion of the workshop will be reserved for creative sharing. Participants are invited (and of course optional) to bring songs, guitars, drums, stories, dances and poetry to share for after our set. Everyone will receive a copy of the practice and meditation so they can continue to contemplate until the next full moon.
A lot of you have been asking about adding a Partner Yoga class to the schedule…especially those of you who came to the V-Day Workshop…well, we listened! Starting April 18th, Kim Neer & co will be hosting and teaching a Partner Yoga class designed for ALL levels of students at The Soul Shack. NOW $15 for 1 person, $10/person when you bring a friend, partner, or family member! No need to reserve in advance, just show up ready to have a blast!! 5:30-7:00 pm every 3rd Saturday of EVERY month. Don’t have a partner? No worries – we got you – there will be plenty of people to pair you with, whether it’s another student or a teacher! Coolest all time way to spend a Saturday night!
Photography allowed but please ask for permission when photographing others!
Check it out!! “Spring” into Fitness with Ayla NOW available for drop-in at a very special pro-rated price of only $15 per drop-in OR can trade in a class on ANY of your class packages for just a $5 up-charge!! Such a steal for this amazing and transformative workshop series. Call or email for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come celebrate the “Pink Full Moon” with us! Lots of fun and only $20 with refreshments served after <3
Date & Time:
April 5th 7:00-8:30/9 pm
Many cultures all over the world have aligned themselves and their lifestyles with the moon’s cycles. The full moon can bring on feelings of great joy and also chaos. Native North Americans called the full moon of April the Pink Moon, because of the bounty of herb moss pink that seemed to cover the land. Sunday April 5th you are invited to bask in the energy of this Pink Moon. We will start out with a basic kriya rooted in kundalini yoga, to open the chakras and guide us toward our creative consciousness. We will be setting our intentions toward one pointedness, as the moon moves from full to waning. This process will prepare us for the renewal of the new moon to come in the following weeks. To conclude the set we will practice a mantra and meditation. We are trying to create a community of creative individuals tapping into their full creative potential, and who are also sharing space with one another. Participants are invited (and of course optional) to bring songs, guitars, drums, stories, dances and poetry to share for after our set. Everyone will receive a copy of the kriya and meditation so they can continue to contemplate until the next full moon.
Happy Spring! We hope you all had a wonderful first weekend of Spring and are using this fresh new energy to make some positive changes! As demand continues to increase for some classes and decrease for others we will be making some schedule changes in the next week or two to adapt to your needs as well as our own. Check out the changes that are already taking place below and be sure to check back within the next few weeks to learn about the others! As always, please feel free to contact us via email, phone, social media or in person to make schedule suggestions and requests!
Namaste <3 Soul Shack
Intro to Yoga Saturday 2:45 pm
Yoga for Veterans Wednesday 11:30 am
Mixed Level Vinyasa Flow with Jessica will now be Intermediate Vinyasa Flow at 9:00-10:15 am on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting March 31st
Vinyasa Flow All Levels on Saturdays at 12:30 pm with Katy will now be Intermediate Vinyasa Flow
Ayla Zelles is now at Power Hour on Saturdays at 9:45 am
Faye Cohen will now be teaching Lunch Flow on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Summer Zaffino will now be teaching Gentle Flow on Thursdays at 10:30 am
Meredith Kolotec will now be teaching Gentle Flow Sundays at 11:30 am
Yoga for Veterans canceled until further notice! If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer to teach yoga to veterans and is experienced/certified working with veterans or those with PTSD please email us at email@example.com with “Veteran’s Yoga” in subject line.
Iyengar Foundations with Rick every Monday 5:30-6:45 pm starts April 6th (description coming soon)
Yoga Therapeutics with Carrie every Wednesday 5:30-6:45 pm starts April 8th (description coming soon)
Pre/post-Natal Yoga with Francesca Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 am starts April 12 (please note this is changed from April 5th as stated on our most recent flyer)
Hatha Yoga + Meditation with TBA 7:00-8:05 am on Mondays & Fridays starting April 6th
SPECIAL EVENTS & PROMOTIONS:
Continuing promotion from February and March: $5 off of any package when you check in on Yelp, Google+, or refer a friend who buys a package of any type. Combine promotions or refer up to 2 friends and earn up to $10 off per package.
Last week to get “grandfathered in” to our opening price specials for up to 3 months! After April 1st, our 10 Class Pack will go up to $90 (from $85) and Monthly Unlimited will go up to $100 (from $90). Reserve these great deals online or in the studio! Can be combined with our 10% off promotion for students who purchase their first package after their 2 Week for $20 expires, as well as our referral or check-in promo. Promos can only be immediately applied at the studio or just show your proof of purchase and we will give you cash back!
Promos discounts will not be automatically carried over into next package. Promos can only be applied as they are acquired or as long as eligibility lasts.
Spring into Fitness: Yoga Bootcamp 6:30-8:00 am Tuesdays & Thursdays with Ayla starting April 14th. Just $160 for 4 transformation weeks when you sign up before April 7th! Stay tuned at www.soulshackyoga.com or follow Ayla @ ayla_grace on Instagram for more details
Partner Yoga with Kim Neer starts this month! 1.5 hours of fun with your friend, family member, coworker, or significant other. Learn new tricks, strengthen your relationships and have tons of laughs at this fun filled event. Don’t have someone to bring? No worries! Partner Yoga is open too EVERYONE and anyone who shows up without a partner will be paired with another solo student, teacher, or TA. Details on time and date coming soon!
Don’t forget! This Saturday we have a FREE Aromatherapy Info Session and Q&A. If you have any questions about how essential oils can be used to heal please bring them! Our essential oil expert, Adele, will be there to answer any questions and if you would like, all oils used in the session will be available for purchase afterward.
Come join us for our first Full Moon Workshop Saturday, March 7 from 8:00 – 10:00 pm with Francesca! Read below for a full description of this one of a kind event:
People have long been in tune with the phases of the moon. The full moon in March is known as the “Crow Moon,” a name ascribed to it by the Native Americans, who kept close watch of nature’s patterns and cycles, and for very good reason. Signs of spring such as the thawing of the Earth and cawing of the crow, gave signs of new life and new beginnings, alerting the native people of America to figure out the best time to plant, hunt, and gather, among other important signals, many of which were also social and spiritual. The beginning of Spring is an event that not only marks a change in the weather, but one that is mimicked by all of the life on Earth, including humans. It is a crucial time for rebirth and renewal. This event will integrate and celebrate this month’s full moon by tapping into and re-energizing our own creative potential, in whatever shape or form they happen to take.
Workshop will start out with a kriya yoga practice to open and clear the chakras (your major energy centers located throughout the body) as well as help us seek out the focus and clarity of dharana (the ability to concentrate completely) from yoga’s eight fold path so that we can prepare ourselves to begin peeling back the layers of the mind, body, and soul as the moon moves from full to waning. This process will help bring us renewal for the new moon to come in the following weeks.
Yoga session will last a little over an hour, ending with a 10-15 minute meditation, followed by finishing the night off with working on our creative powers either privately or sharing our creativity with one another for whoever chooses to do so. Through this workshop we aim to create a community of individuals sharing not only their yoga practice, but also a safe environment to encourage creative and spiritual growth.
Individuals participating in the workshop are invited to bring all types of artwork, songs (feel free to bring an instrument), dances, stories and poetry to help us close the ceremony if they would like. Everyone will receive a copy of the kriya and meditation practiced so they can continue to contemplate until the next full moon, giving you the opportunity to track your spiritual and creative growth and gain valuable insight into your most productive patterns from one full moon to the next. Click here to sign up!
We are honored to announce that as of this week, we will be adding a Yoga for Veterans Class to our schedule. Class will take place every Wednesday from 11:00-12:30. If you or anyone you know is a veteran, please come check this class out! Yoga has been proven to be an amazing way for veterans to heal from the trauma experienced by active duty. Yoga for Veterans is a FREE class for any veteran of any age or level of yoga experience. This class seeks to give back to our country’s veterans who have already given so much and to provide a safe and stress-free place where they can come to heal & find peace.
Starts this Wednesday, February 18th with Donald!