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Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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October 2016

10/1 Free Yoga for Breast Cancer

October 1, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Join Linda Trumphfeller Saturday October 1st from 12:30-1:30pm for a Free Yoga for Breast Cancer class. This class is open to students of all levels and will consist of gentle postures, breathwork and guided visualization practices. Gentle, restorative yoga poses to help you relax and restore.  Donations collected for Breast Cancer Resources, a local organization helping women with breast cancer. Please call the studio (714) 417-9834 to pre-register or just show up!

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10/10 Positive Psychology

October 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$35

Positive Psychology Course (stand alone classes) The field of positive psychology explores the science of happiness, providing practices to cultivate more sustained joy and increase human flourishing … essentially Yoga of the 21st century backed by evidence-based research. Learn about this medium that has been revitalized to be the bridge between the ivory tower of the science based psychological world and the streets where the common man exists. In this course you will personally experience the transformation that comes with increasing…

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10/15 Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Bhavana

October 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - October 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$199

You are powerful, creative, and unlimited. The only thing that limits you are your thoughts, and the good news is… thoughts can be changed! This Intensive is Open to All Students   Happiness is an inside job. If you want to experience positive change and create a life you truly love, begin with your own thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, actions, and habits. Your power is in your choices. Each day you get to choose what you think, say, and do. Choosing to align…

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November 2016

11/14 Positive Psychology

November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$35

Positive Psychology Course (stand alone classes) The field of positive psychology explores the science of happiness, providing practices to cultivate more sustained joy and increase human flourishing … essentially Yoga of the 21st century backed by evidence-based research. Learn about this medium that has been revitalized to be the bridge between the ivory tower of the science based psychological world and the streets where the common man exists. In this course you will personally experience the transformation that comes with increasing…

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11/19 Yoga Sutras Course – Chapter 2

November 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$115

This Course is Open to All Students The only course of its kind in Orange County!! Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras remains the single most important text on Yoga. Composed over 2,300 years ago, the Sutras present Yoga as a complete system of spiritual psychology. This great work offers profound insights on the nature of the mind, as well as a pharmacopeia of suggestions for reducing suffering and cultivating More Sustained Joy. Familiarity with the Sutras is essential for the most effective practice of…

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11/27 Yoga for Health and Wellness Workshop w/ Matt Spencer

November 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

Join Guest Teacher Matt Spencer Yoga for Health and Wellness with Matt Spencer is for everyone. Part of the great wisdom of Yoga, is how its practices can be adapted to suit the needs of the unique individual. We are dynamic, multidimensional, and complex beings, and we all have our own needs, interests and limitations. Come and learn the ultimate holistic approach to health and wellness, by incorporating and adapting the tools of Yoga to support the various aspects of…

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December 2016

12/10 Be the Change 3rd Anniversary Party

December 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Join us to Celebrate Our Third Birthday! 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm All-Levels Yoga Class with Live Music led by Allison and Katie 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Vegetarian Community Potluck   Party Info Open donation yoga class to support our community and musicians Please bring a vegetarian dish to share!    

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January 2017

1/11 3-Week Group Cleanse

January 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$375

Start the year off right with a 3-week Optimal Health Cleanse! After the holidays, we feel a bit heavier and more lethargic. To put it simply, we eat more of the wrong types of foods and move less. January is a time to set new goals and intentions for the New Year, so what better way to begin than by clearing your mind and cleaning out your body! Join us at Be The Change for a 3-week cleanse towards optimal…

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1/21 Yoga Sutras Course – Chapters 3/4

January 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$115

This Course is Open to All Students The only course of its kind in Orange County!! Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras remains the single most important text on Yoga. Composed over 2,300 years ago, the Sutras present Yoga as a complete system of spiritual psychology. This great work offers profound insights on the nature of the mind, as well as a pharmacopeia of suggestions for reducing suffering and cultivating More Sustained Joy. Familiarity with the Sutras is essential for the most effective practice of…

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1/27 Trauma Informed Yoga Training

January 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 29, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$400

This Intensive is for Yoga Teachers - 200hr Certification Required Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole. This…

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March 2017

3/1 Hatha Yoga Pradipika

March 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$195

This classic 15th Century text by Swami Swatmarama outlines, in very specific terms, how the vigorous physical practices of hatha yoga may be employed to bring about a profound spiritual transformation in the life of the practitioner. The effective means involves the arousal and skillful manipulation of internal subtle energies (prana and kundalini) in order to effect profound states of consciousness, intended to culminate in deep wisdom and spiritual liberation. The 389 verses of the text are divided into four…

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3/27 Yoga for Healthy Hands and Wrists

March 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$30

How many of us sit at a desk, in front of a computer, or ride in a car for more than a few hours per day?  Repetitive hand and wrist issues, as well as shoulder and neck tension, can become areas of major strain and sources of symptoms for many of us in our modern and often sedentary lifestyles.  Learn yoga postures which alleviate the tension in hands, wrists, neck, and shoulders as well as lifestyle changes which can decrease…

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May 2017

5/6 OC Yogis Care Project Benefit

May 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

All Donations Benefit the NAACP 100% of the proceeds for this event benefit the NAACP. Your participation will help our yoga teachers raise money for this legendary civil rights and anti-racist action association. Lauren Dahl will be teaching an All-Levels Vinyasa sequence at this event, followed by a restorative yoga session with Megan McCarver and sound healing provided by Jody Theissen! 🎶   Suggested donation: $25 - $100 Saturday, 5/6 6:30 - 8:30 pm  

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5/8 Guided Imagery

May 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

What is Guided Imagery? How is it different from meditation? How can it promote well-being? Guided Imagery is a safe and powerful way to involve the mind, body, and spirit in a process of relaxing, visualizing, and opening insights and resources. Guided imagery brings you into a relaxed but alert and focused state from which you use your imagination to reconnect to your senses. Through such modalities as metaphors, mental images, music, and inspiring words you create or recreate a new frame of reference for dealing…

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5/13 Yoga for Scoliosis

May 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$55

Yoga is a Healing Art Do you have (or suspect you may have) scoliosis? Scoliosis is a lateral curve of the spine, which may result from structural. This can manifest to different degrees causing back pain and other issues with the body and the breath. Yoga can help. In this workshop we will look at the different kinds of scoliosis curves and practice specific poses that relieve and sometimes even correct spinal alignment. The poses can also be helpful for other back conditions. This workshop…

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June 2017

6/5 Hypnotherapy: Releasing Self-Limiting Beliefs

June 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. If you believe yourself to be limited in some ways, whether or not it is true, it becomes true for you. Beliefs are conditioned perceptions that are built upon old memories of pain and pleasure. By attaching ourselves emotionally to people, events, and circumstances, we effectively build the foundation of our belief systems. During this 90-minute workshop you will learn what limiting beliefs are and…

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July 2017

7/17, 7/24, & 7/31 Empowered EFT Series (Emotional Freedom Technique)

July 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$99

Tap into your healing potential! EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a simple and valuable stress-relief technique that quickly reduces and often eliminates the intensity of physical and emotional pain by ‘tapping’ on the end points of the meridians in the body, the same points used in Acupuncture and Acupressure. Often called the emotional, needle-free version of acupuncture, EFT often works where nothing else will for a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional issues. Emotional freedom is at your fingertips.…

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August 2017

8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 Chakra Series

August 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$125

Energetic Wellbeing Chakras are energy centers of transformation - energy centers through which the cosmic energy flows into the human body. The seven chakras were first described nearly 3,000 years ago in the ancient sacred texts of India. These seven energy centers described so long ago actually have a basis in anatomy as they correspond to five main nerve ganglia of the spinal column and the two areas (upper and lower) of the brain. Since chakras are indeed at the…

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8/9 Aromatherapy: Essential Oils 101

August 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

What are essential oils and what’s the point of learning about them? Essential oils are much more than simple room fresheners. These plant essences can actually help bring balance back into the body! Essential oils are the living fluid inside the plant that acts as their immune system. These plant fluids are the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of plants. They are necessary for the plant to live and contain vibrational energy that helps to give them therapeutic properties. When…

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8/12 Reiki + Vibrational Healing

August 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$35

Release, Recharge, and Renew Your Energy! This event includes: Reiki energetic healing, vibrational sound healing, balancing of aura and chakra, mantra, and intuitive channel read. A way for yoga and non-yoga practitioners to energetically receive through a healing community. Learn and understand how energetic healing works, hone skills and receive energetic healing. The Reiki Energetic Healing Circle will be open and can incorporate distance healing to help those who are suffering, experiencing from chronic illnesses, or are recovering from trauma,…

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8/13 Gentle Yoga + Live Music with Jim Beckwith

August 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$15

  This Special Event is Open to All Students Join us for a very special event! An all-levels gentle flow class led by Jonah Montes accompanied by the talented musician Jim Beckwith. This slow-moving, relaxing Sunday night class will be enhanced by soulful sitar and flute melodies. This class is not to be missed! Space Limited.   Workshop Info Sunday, August 13th 6:15 - 7:45 pm $15 pre-registration / $20 day of Space Limited  

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8/18 Positive Psychology

August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$35

Positive Psychology Course  The field of positive psychology explores the science of happiness, providing practices to cultivate more sustained joy and increase human flourishing … essentially Yoga of the 21st century backed by evidence-based research. Learn about this medium that has been revitalized to be the bridge between the ivory tower of the science based psychological world and the streets where the common man exists. In this course you will personally experience the transformation that comes with increasing your positivity ratio…

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8/21 Community Acupuncture

August 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$30

This event is open to students of all backgrounds and health conditions.    Community acupuncture is practiced in a group, rather than one-on-one, setting. Don’t worry! You won’t be baring much skin. Our large studio will be open for this 2-hour window every Monday. Treatment will take about 35 minutes, but participants are welcome to stay the entire time. The treatments are primarily on the front of the body and mainly on distal points (legs, arms, hands, feet, ears, etc.).…

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September 2017

9/8 Positive Psychology

September 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$35

Positive Psychology Course  The field of positive psychology explores the science of happiness, providing practices to cultivate more sustained joy and increase human flourishing … essentially Yoga of the 21st century backed by evidence-based research. Learn about this medium that has been revitalized to be the bridge between the ivory tower of the science based psychological world and the streets where the common man exists. In this course you will personally experience the transformation that comes with increasing your positivity ratio…

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October 2017

10/28 Your Brain, Your Body, Your Breath: The Science of Yoga Therapy Film

October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Integrative Medicine Join us and Raminderpreet Elisa Dias Sweigart for a viewing of her new documentary. She presents interviews with top scientists and physicians from all over the country, including Harvard, UCLA and Carnegie Mellon. These professionals are proving the physiological and neurological benefits of yoga and meditation. You will hear directly from physicians using Yoga Therapy as part of a comprehensive, holistic treatment plan for cancer, HIV, diabetes, nervous system disorders, inflammatory diseases and mental health conditions. For more…

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November 2017

Holiday Bingo Challenge

November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Free

Get a Head Start on your New Year’s Resolution! Join Our Holiday Bingo Challenge (Nov 1st - Dec 31st)   We know that the holiday season brings with it lots of social engagements. We eat, drink and be merry to the point that we feel bloated and remorseful in January! Well... according to Yoga philosophy, everything in life is about moderation. We can still enjoy the pleasures of life without making ourselves feel sick. We’re here to help you prioritize…

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11/4 Bhagavad Gita

November 4, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$100

Exploring the Bhagavad Gita, A One-Day Workshop  The Bhagavad Gita, literally ‘song to the beloved’ is universally regarded as one of the world’s greatest literary and spiritual masterpeices. It is one of the most translated writings in history, inspiring such diverse figures as Aldous Huxley, Henry David Thoreau, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung, Bono, and J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the Atomic Bomb.  On the surface, the Bhagavad Gita is a battlefield conversation between Arjuna and Krishna,…

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11/13 From Hips to Handstands

November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

What’s the Secret to Advanced Inversions?  Join Maggie Hsu for an evening of strength and flexibility as she prepares you to take flight in your practice.  This class will provide a sequence of warm-up and cool-down exercises to safely prepare for handstands, foundational tips on improving proprioception (our awareness of where our body is in space) when moving upside down, and education on pelvic floor and transverse abdominis engagement. This workshop is perfect for curious beginners starting to try out…

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11/19 Yoga Therapist Training Info Meeting (300hr and 850hr Programs)

November 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Free

Learn about our Advanced Teacher Training Programs! This info meeting offers a great opportunity to learn more about our course offerings to determine if this is the right program for you. Be The Change is the only studio in Orange County offering a 300 hour Teacher Training Program that focuses on adapting yogic practices for specific populations and students with specific health conditions. This program is for Yoga Teachers who have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training…

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December 2017

12/1 – 12/3 Ma Yoga ® Prenatal Yoga Training

December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - December 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$399

  This workshop for Yoga Teachers The Yoga of Pregnancy and Postpartum (Prenatal 1) October 13 - 15th, 2017 Fri 7:30 - 9:30 pm Sat 12:30 - 9:30 pm Sun 12:00 - 9:00 pm Journey through the trimesters: adjusting poses, exploring prenatal themes and sequences, and using Ma Yoga alignment principles to address physical and emotional changes.•  Discover postpartum self-care using the chakras and how yoga changes after labor • Learn how to access your own feminine co-creative power, nurturing…

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12/9 Yoga for Bone Strength Class

December 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

This class is open to students of all levels and backgrounds Gain an understanding of bone loss and learn the use of dynamic tension to help increase bone strength. This class will benefit anyone interested in improving bone strength including those with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Refine your yoga poses incorporating dynamic tension to help increase bone strength. The class will cover the 12 poses used in the Yoga vs. Osteoporosis study to help increase bone strength. If you have taken the prior…

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Teacher Training Info Meeting (200hr Program)

December 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Free

Learn about our 200hr Teacher Training Program! 7:00-7:45pm Free Yoga Class |   7:45pm Info Meeting + Questions Whether you want to deepen your personal practice or share your love of Yoga with others, this program will undoubtedly enrich your life. Our 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified course will prepare you to teach students of all levels and backgrounds in a group class or private setting, as well as provide the tools to develop a thriving Yoga career. In our 200…

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12/18 Sleep You’ve Only Dreamt Of

December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$30

Transform Your Sleep, Transform Your Life Over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Approximately 10 million people in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids, estimating $15.9 billion is spent in national health care costs.  Since there is no one solution for all sleep issues a holistic approach is recommended through Purna Yoga. Please bring a notebook and pen for notes! In this workshop you will understand: How the wave length of blue light disturbs sleep patterns. How production of melatonin…

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January 2018

Yoga Therapist Training Info Meeting (300hr and 850hr Programs)

January 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Free

Learn about our Advanced Teacher Training Programs! This info meeting offers a great opportunity to learn more about our course offerings to determine if this is the right program for you. Be The Change is the only studio in Orange County offering a 300 hour Teacher Training Program that focuses on adapting yogic practices for specific populations and students with specific health conditions. This program is for Yoga Teachers who have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training…

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Teacher Training Info Meeting (200hr Program)

January 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Free

Learn about our 200hr Teacher Training Program! 7:15-8:00pm Free Yoga Class |  8:00pm Info Meeting + Questions Whether you want to deepen your personal practice or share your love of Yoga with others, this program will undoubtedly enrich your life. Our 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified course will prepare you to teach students of all levels and backgrounds in a group class or private setting, as well as provide the tools to develop a thriving Yoga career. In our 200…

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1/20 Presence and Critical Thinking Skills (2)

January 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - January 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$199

Presence and Critical Thinking Skills for Working One-on-One (2) For Yoga Teachers: January 20-21st, 2017 This 10-hour Weekend Intensive is led by Yoga Therapist Cheri Dostal Ryba. This class brings together all of the yoga therapy concepts presented thus far in the 300hr / Level 1 Training Course. Led by Yoga Therapist, Cheri Dostal Ryba, she will present various yoga therapy case studies and invite the students to assess client imbalances and offer appropriate tools. The goal is to assist…

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1/20 Yoga + Ayurveda for Evolutionary Living Part 1

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$50

  This workshop is open to all students. Our western world and most particularly urban societies are overcome by “excess” in many aspects of our lifestyle and manner of thinking. The patterns seem to be redundant and as a result the health issues are increasing and damaging the quality of our lives. The ancient yet practical wisdom of Ayurveda teaches us how to manage our physical energies accordingly, as per the level and maturity of our body type and awareness, known…

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February 2018

2/12 FREE Intro to Meditation

February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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What is Primordial Sound Meditation? Primordial Sound Meditation is derived from an ancient meditation system. Deepak Chopra MD and the late David Simon MD consulted with meditation masters in India and revised an ancient meditation technique to make it more accessible to the busy Western mind. In Primordial Sound Meditation (PSM), people are given a specific sound or mantra to silently repeat during their meditation. The mantra chosen is fundamental to their human makeup. When we allow this sound to…

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2/14 Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga

February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

All Levels Welcome! Yoga is all about relationships, so bring your favorite partner! Spend some playful time breathing, bending, and bonding with a friend, family member, or loved one in this 75-minute practice. You’ll learn how to connect with your breath and each other, deepen poses with partner adjustments, and enjoy a loving kindness meditation at the end! Free for members, $20 for non-members! If Your Relationships are Improving, Your Practice is Working Relationships can serve as a primary source of…

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2/24 The Art of Dowsing Workshop

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$49

This workshop is open to students of all levels and backgrounds Learn the Art of Dowsing, an ancient method of communicating with your intuition and the energies around you. Cave drawings of dowsers dated back over 8,000 years in the Tassili Caves in the Atlas Mountains of northern Africa with further evidence in Egypt, Greece (think Oracle!) and China. Even the Old Testament refers to Deviners, those who use wooden rods to find answers for the Pharaohs. Dowsing has been…

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March 2018

3/6 Yoga for Bone Strength Class

March 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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This On-Going Class is Open to All Students Gain an understanding of bone loss and learn the use of dynamic tension to help increase bone strength. This class will benefit anyone interested in improving bone strength including those with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Refine your yoga poses incorporating dynamic tension to help increase bone strength. The class will cover the 12 poses used in the Yoga vs. Osteoporosis study to help increase bone strength. If you have taken the prior Bone…

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3/10 Yoga + Ayurveda for Evolutionary Living Part 2

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$50

  This workshop is open to all students. There is no doubt, the mind is fickle and difficult to manage especially when the pace of life is only getting faster every day. Ancient Vedic wisdom teaches us that the body and its functions are a reflection of the mind, thoughts and our emotional nature. The essence of Vedic healing proclaims that wellness begins with proper management of the senses, discipline over the conditions of the mind and continuity of effort. Attaining…

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April 2018

4/8 Ayurveda + Yoga Synthesis: The Supreme Relationship for a Balanced Practice

April 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$108

  This workshop is open to all students. The Ayurveda & Yoga systems were born of one great Vedic tradition and their aim was an integral balancing of the body-mind and soul relationship. This practicum and lecture will provide the basis for understanding the Ayurveda body and the yoga mind and explore the main principles and tools as per the Raja yoga teachings. Also included: ~ Breathing techniques ~ Meditation and visualization techniques ~ Healing power of affirmations and mantras ~…

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4/9 A Natural Approach To Menopause

April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

Please join Dr. Reddy for a discussion on natural treatments for common menopause symptoms.  We will discuss everything from bio-identical hormones, soy, herbs, diet, and yoga to help ease the transition into menopause.  Dr. Reddy will present you with the latest research on conventional hormone therapies as well as how and when to use bio-identical hormones safely.  Please bring your questions!  We look forward to seeing you. $20 pre-registration $25 day of event Monday 4/9 7:00 - 9:00 pm   Dr.…

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4/28 Yoga for Bone Strength Workshop

April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

This Workshop is Open to All Students In this workshop we will be discussing; safe movement for someone with osteopenia or osteoporosis, how bones are built, reading a dexa scan and doing the 12 yoga poses that have been used to show that yoga helps build bone density. Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your yoga practice for your bone health. It is a super informative and fun workshop that will leave you feeling empowered. This workshop is suitable for anyone with osteoporosis, osteopenia or someone looking…

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May 2018

5/12 Chair Yoga Workshop

May 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

This workshop is open to students of all levels and backgrounds Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ is based on the 5000-year-old yoga postures (called asanas) and breathing techniques plus other Eastern and Western movements her students find beneficial. Lakshmi has modified these poses for the chair making the health and fitness benefits accessible to everyone. In addition to adapting the poses for use on a chair, she has modified them to take into account the fact that everyone has a different…

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June 2018

6/2 Chair Yoga Workshop

June 2, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

This workshop is open to students of all levels and backgrounds Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ is based on the 5000-year-old yoga postures (called asanas) and breathing techniques plus other Eastern and Western movements her students find beneficial. Lakshmi has modified these poses for the chair making the health and fitness benefits accessible to everyone. In addition to adapting the poses for use on a chair, she has modified them to take into account the fact that everyone has a different…

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6/4 Classical Yoga Nidra Workshop

June 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

This workshop is open to all students. Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious deep relaxation that allows you to begin to experience the flow of prana in both the physical and subtle bodies. You can then identify and release blockages to the flow of prana and ultimately, bring healing to the body and mind and expand consciousness. During this course, students will experience Yoga Nidra. Topics covered include a summary of Yoga Nidra history, physiology, science, and practice of Yoga Nidra. The workshop will include:…

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July 2018

7/14 Happiness, Intimacy & Authenticity Workshop with Ira Israel

July 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

We are thrilled to bring Ira Israel to Be The Change Yoga! Ira Israel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Mindful Relationship Coach. He is the author of the New World Library book “How To Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re and Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening” and creator of the best-selling "Beginner's Guide to Happiness," “Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation,” “Mindfulness for Anxiety,” and “Mindfulness for Depression” videos and DVDs.…

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7/15 Wellness Services Open House

July 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Integrative Wellness Services Join us for this special event to learn more about everything we provide! Just like the sign over our door says, we are a center for both Yoga and Wellness! Our Private Services include Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Hypnotherapy, One-On-One Yoga, Reiki Healing, Sound Healing and Yoga Therapy! Come any time between 1:00 - 4:00 pm to discuss, learn about, and experience a sample of these services. Event Information Sunday, July 15th 1:00 - 4:00pm FREE Event!     Acupuncture…

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7/28 Yoga for Bone Strength Workshop

July 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

This Workshop is Open to All Students In this workshop we will be discussing; safe movement for someone with osteopenia or osteoporosis, how bones are built, reading a dexa scan and doing the 12 yoga poses that have been used to show that yoga helps build bone density. Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your yoga practice for your bone health. It is a super informative and fun workshop that will leave you feeling empowered. This workshop is suitable for anyone with osteoporosis, osteopenia or someone looking…

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7/29 Why Yoga Works – Workshop and Book Signing with Robert Birnberg

July 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$30

Why Yoga Works and How it Can Work for You Workshop + Book Launch Robert Birnberg has been studying Yoga for over 40 years and is on faculty in our Yoga Therapist Training Program. He will be leading a very special workshop where he will share powerful insights on Yoga's rich history and underlying philosophy, as well as effective guidelines for practicing this timeless healing art, as outlined in his first book. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels. Specialty book…

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September 2018

9/10 Kirtan Soul Revival Live Music + Yoga

September 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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This Special Event is Open to All Students We're so excited to welcome Kirtan Soul Revival back to Be The Change! We will be hosting them for a pre-Bhakti Fest event on Monday September 10th! Join us for an awesome devotional live music event from 7:00 - 9:00 pm! Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. Since 2011 they have been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, and music from around the world to…

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9/12 Intro to Ayurveda

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

In-Depth Introduction to Ayurveda You have already discovered the myriad benefits of Yoga. Explore what Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga can do for you. Ayurveda, which translates to "Science of Life and Longevity" is a 6,000 year old complete system of wellness - mind-body-spirit medicine. Ayurveda offers the modern day yogi, customized diet and lifestyle practices to complement the physical asana practice, to create 'perfect' health, vitality and radiant well-being. Come to this workshop to understand what Ayurveda is…

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9/29 Astrology 101

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

This workshop is open to students of all levels and backgrounds “What is my Purpose? Why am I here? How can I learn to love myself?” Did you know that astrology holds pieces to the puzzle of life that can unlock so many mysteries about our soul’s purpose? Most of us don’t know that we have more than one sign or how the moment we were born determined the complexities of our personalities and the gifts we came here to…

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October 2018

10/27 Yoga for Bone Strength Workshop

October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

This Workshop is Open to All Students In this workshop we will be discussing; safe movement for someone with osteopenia or osteoporosis, how bones are built, reading a dexa scan and doing the additional, second set of 12 yoga poses that are being used to show that yoga helps build bone density. Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your yoga practice for your bone health. It is a super informative and fun workshop that will leave you feeling empowered. This workshop is suitable for anyone with osteoporosis, osteopenia or…

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10/28 Neurogenic Yoga with Jennica Mills

October 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$65

This workshop is open to all students. Neurogenic Yoga™ is a revolutionary technique in trauma healing and stress reduction. This practice combines yoga asana and pranayama with the body’s natural, therapeutic shaking response. This shaking response in humans, much the same as the instinctual shaking in animals, is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and trauma, or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. When the nervous system identifies threat, vibration or shaking in the body…

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November 2018

11/18 – 5 Element Theory for a Therapeutic Relationship

November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$108

  This workshop is open to all students. The entire basis for therapeutic healing and spiritual evolution is founded on the five elemental theory or pancha maha bhutas as described in the text Samkhya Karika. The five elements in nature are born from the stars and the 12 signs of the zodiac, both of which influence are mind, emotions, anatomy and physiology. Such a profound foundation is crucial to establishing a therapeutic healing lifestyle and yoga practice. Meditation becomes the culmination…

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11/28 Allison’s Baby Shower!!!

November 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Let's Celebrate The Newest Addition to the Prince Family!!!   We couldn't be happier for Allison and Jason to welcome to newest addition to their family! Our community has so much love for Allison, we thought we'd open up this opportunity to support them along this blessed journey of life.  We'd love for you to join us on Wednesday, November 28th from 1:00-3:00pm for Allison's baby shower! We'll have catered wraps and appetizers from La Sirena Grill but we'll open…

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December 2018

12/1 5-Year Anniversary Party

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Be The Change Celebrates 5 Years!! Help Us Celebrate 5 Years! We can't believe how far we've come and we are so grateful for the amazing community that we've all created together! What we've created has surpassed our wildest dreams! Who knew that we'd become Orange County's Center for Yoga Therapy and Higher Education!?! Thank you all for being part of our community. For practicing with us, for believing in us and making Be The Change your home. We'd love to celebrate with you! Please mark…

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12/3 Classical Yoga Nidra Workshop

December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

This workshop is open to all students. Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious deep relaxation that allows you to begin to experience the flow of prana in both the physical and subtle bodies. You can then identify and release blockages to the flow of prana and ultimately, bring healing to the body and mind and expand consciousness. During this course, students will experience Yoga Nidra. Topics covered include a summary of Yoga Nidra history, physiology, science, and practice of Yoga Nidra. The workshop will include:…

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12/9 1-Day Developing a Trauma-Informed Lens for Yoga Therapy

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$250

Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole. This 1 day training will provide yoga teachers, mental health professionals,…

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February 2019

2/3 Yoga Therapy for Digestion

February 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$99

  This workshop is for Yoga Teachers Balanced gut function is the foundation of all health. This training will offer you essential knowledge that will help you maintain a healthy and highly functioning body, heart, and mind. Join integrative medicine practitioner Terra Gold as she shares ancient and modern East/West perspectives on the pivotally important role digestion plays in regulating our health. In this training, you’ll learn how to: Build a sense of an internal foundation through supporting the health…

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2/15 BTC Community Bhakti Yoga Kirtan – Live Music

February 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Experience Live Music with the BTC Community Kirtan uses ancient repetitive simple sanskrit mantras that are called, sung, or chanted out by the leader (who is commonly accompanied by musicians) and then repeated back by the participants / audience. Kirtan is described as a "jewel of a spiritual practice" because of its joyful, open-hearted, meditative, and communal feeling. In this post Valentine's Day event, we'll celebrate all the different types of love! The Spanda musicians offer a Cosmic Kirtan Fusion…

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2/16 Trauma-Informed Contemplative Practices Workshop

February 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$250

Are mindfulness meditation and yoga safe for those who've experienced trauma? They can be, and you can learn how to practice in a trauma-sensitive way.   This half-day workshop will cover principles of trauma-informed meditation and yoga. Designed for yoga and mindfulness teachers, mental-health professionals, and anyone interested in the topic, the workshop will explore both the benefits and pitfalls of meditation and yoga for those experiencing symptoms of traumatic stress. Why Trauma-Informed Meditation and Yoga? From college campuses to…

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2/16 IAYT Free Community Event

February 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Free

    Be The Change is honored to be hosting the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) on Saturday February 16th, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at our studio in Irvine, CA. We welcome you to join us to meet with the IAYT Board of Directors and Executive Director, Amy Wheeler, to learn more about yoga therapy, share your own work in this field, and learn about IAYT and the paths to IAYT certification as a yoga therapist. This is a…

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2/23 Yoga Therapy for Sleep

February 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

Experience Yoga Therapy Over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Approximately 10 million people in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids, estimating $15.9 billion is spent in national health care costs. Since there is no one solution for all sleep issues a holistic approach is recommended. Yoga Therapists work with students one-on-one to assist them in creating positive change in all aspects of life. Whether the student is experiencing a specific health condition such as herniated discs, sciatica, depression, anxiety,…

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March 2019

3/23 Yoga Therapy for Memory & Focus

March 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

How Can Yoga Improve Memory and Cognition?  Yoga Therapists work with students one-on-one to assist them in creating positive change in all aspects of life. Whether the student is experiencing a specific health condition such as physical, mental, or emotional discomfort, or is looking to upgrade outdated habits; a Yoga Therapist is equipped to develop customized practices to meet the students needs, achieve goals, and faithfully oversee the students progress as they move out of imbalance and towards a state…

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April 2019

4/6 Yoga Therapy for Digestion

April 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

This Workshop is Open to All Students  Yoga Therapists work with students one-on-one to assist them in creating positive change in all aspects of life. Whether the student is experiencing a specific health condition such as physical, mental, or emotional discomfort, or is looking to upgrade outdated habits; a Yoga Therapist is equipped to develop customized practices to meet the students needs, achieve goals, and faithfully oversee the students progress as they move out of imbalance and towards a state…

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June 2019

6/2 Kirtan with Rob and Melissa

June 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$15

This Special Event is Open to All Students Kirtan (call and response chanting) is the heartbeat of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. Rob and Melissa’s kirtan is a fresh take on an ancient practice and their heart-filled songs blend Sanskrit chants with modern, accessible melodies and lush harmonies. Their music has been described as “heart-opening bliss,” “joyful medicine,” and “love and devotion materialized!” Whether you’re new to kirtan or a life long devotee, Rob and Melissa create a fun,…

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August 2019

8/10 Yoga Therapy for Addiction

August 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$115

  This Course is Open to All Students: August 10th, 2019 Learn about the nature of addiction from a wellness-based perspective rather than a disease-based model. Veteran Yoga Therapist, Robert Birnberg seamlessly interweaves the time-tested wisdom of the Yoga Sutras, along with the evidence-based practices of positive psychology to offer a holistic model for understanding and treating addiction. This one-day workshop is open to all students curious in understanding addiction from this particular lens or yoga teachers / therapists looking…

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8/11 Coaching Parameters for Yoga Teachers

August 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$115

  This Course is Open to Yoga Teachers: August 11th, 2019 Yoga has always been practiced in a one-on-one format, where the teacher / therapist holds space for the student to explore and reflect upon all aspects of their life with the goal of creating positive change that leads to more sustained joy. In this very special workshop, led by veteran Yoga Therapist, Robert Birnberg, you will learn the parameters of wellness coaching utilizing the timeless tools of the Yoga…

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8/16 Dance / Movement Sangha – Spiritual Night Life

August 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$15

Dance. Movement. Spiritual Nightlife In this exclusive event, join Cheri for a guided adventure within your own body and creativity - an evening of dance, improvisation, and community. Step off your mat, build community, explore creative expression and switch on with this new 'spiritual nightlife' offering at Be The Change. We begin with a brief circle to set intentions, then move through guided warmups, improvisation prompts and into total freestyle bliss - flow state through movement and music. We end…

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8/31 Roll + Restore Workshop

August 31, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$45

This Workshop is Open to Students of All Levels and Backgrounds Tune up your tissues by rolling them out. We will be rolling from head to toe, covering areas of the body in which most people carry tension. We all hold tightness in various places in the body and rolling helps to: • Release tension • Help to rehydrate tissues • Provide greater ease of movement • Increase your proprioception, knowing where your body is in space • Activate your…

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September 2019

9/9 The Business of Yoga for Teachers

September 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$30

You Have a Yoga Business: Learn How to Foster Growth A workshop for yoga teachers and trainees Most of us in the yoga world function as entrepreneurs - meaning, we need to know how to talk about what we offer, and generate opportunities and income. We work hard to get certified, but we don’t always receive business mentoring to set us up for success. Even if we want our work to focus on hands on, in person teaching, we know…

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9/18 – 9/22 Neurogenic Yoga + TRE Teacher Training

September 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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Neurogenic Yoga + TRE Training We are excited to announce our 2019 West Coast Neurogenic Yoga & Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises Global Certification Program! You will be expertly guided through two face-to-face training modules facilitated by the Neurogenic Yoga and TRE Trainer, Jennica Mills. Plus, one-on-one online supervisions designed to deepen your experience and provide you with professional feedback as you integrate Neurogenic Yoga and TRE into your personal and professional practice. We look forward to an exciting journey with…

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October 2019

10/21 Treating Adrenal Fatigue

October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

Why are we so tired? Please join Dr. Dhurga Reddy for a discussion on Adrenal Fatigue, a condition many of us in our busy, fast-paced world suffer from.  Adrenal Fatigue not only causes a general feeling of tiredness, but it can also affect hormone balance, weight management, and mood.  In our workshop, we will talk about how to tell if you have Adrenal Fatigue and how to address it using a natural and mindful approach.  Please bring your questions! We…

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November 2019

11/23 The Yoga Sutras and You

November 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$30

This Course is Open to All Students Composed over 2,300 years ago, the Sutras present Yoga as a complete system of spiritual psychology and philosophy. This wisdom offers profound insights on the nature of the mind, as well as a wealth of resources for reducing suffering and cultivating more sustained joy. Familiarity with the Sutras is essential for the most effective practice of Yoga as well as a deeper understanding of Yoga psychology. Studying these timeless truths with a qualified…

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January 2020

1/5 Meditation for Non-Meditators

January 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

    This Workshop is Open to Students of All Levels and Backgrounds We all want happiness. The causes of happiness lives within our minds, deep within our hearts. The methods for achieving happiness presented in this 2-part workshop can be applied at any time, any place and anywhere.Practicing meditation will increase positive development in your attitudes (empathy in your heart) and mental clarity displayed by mindful choices (compassion in action) towards people, places, events, and life situations. Learn introspectional…

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1/27 Mothers Circle

January 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
$200

This Course is Open to All Students “Holding Mom” is a 10 month journey designed for mothers and care-givers to experience more nourishment and a deeper sense of belonging. This is an opportunity to unite through our diverse experiences of daughterhood and motherhood, to bear witness to each other and drink from the well of sisterhood. We’ll meet once a month for two hours in an intimate group setting to explore a unique theme that will build week by week.…

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1/31 – 2/2 Trauma Informed Yoga Training

January 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$550

Memories of sexually violent experiences can be intrusive, which can create challenges for survivors. These memories can also make it difficult for survivors who are looking to establish connection in their lives and learn how to trust again. The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole. The impact trauma has on the body's physiology is immense and…

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February 2020

2/9 Level 1 Reiki Training

February 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$249

These courses are intended for those new to Reiki or for individuals who want to take their practice to the next level. By learning and understanding this course material, students will also have the opportunity to heal and grow personally in order to better serve others. You will learn about Reiki, a universal energy that has been used successfully all over the world to heal emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. The classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and…

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2/22 Business of Yoga – Part 1

February 22, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$99

A special 2-part workshop for Yoga Teachers looking to gain the entrepreneurial skills to develop a thriving yoga career. Led by Katie Allen and Cheri Dostal Ryba, with guest lecturer Krystal Thomas of the UC Berkeley School of Business. Topics Covered What does it really take to be an entrepreneur? Building business confidence Secrets/keys to pitching yourself and your ideas Business administration 101 Time Management / Scheduling Finding your niche / setting yourself apart Pricing Your Services Marketing basics: website,…

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2/23 Level 3 Reiki Training

February 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$249

These courses are intended for those new to Reiki or for individuals who want to take their practice to the next level. By learning and understanding this course material, students will also have the opportunity to heal and grow personally in order to better serve others. You will learn about Reiki, a universal energy that has been used successfully all over the world to heal emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. The classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and…

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2/29 Business of Yoga – Part 2

February 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$99

A special 2-part workshop for Yoga Teachers looking to gain the entrepreneurial skills to develop a thriving yoga career. Led by Katie Allen and Cheri Dostal Ryba, with guest lecturer Krystal Thomas of the UC Berkeley School of Business. Topics Covered What does it really take to be an entrepreneur? Building business confidence Secrets/keys to pitching yourself and your ideas Business administration 101 Time Management / Scheduling Finding your niche / setting yourself apart Pricing Your Services Marketing basics: website,…

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March 2020

3/16 Business Mentorship Series for Yoga Teachers

March 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$229

This Series is Open to Yoga Teachers Sit in sangha and accelerate your growth with a monthly, virtual mentorship focused on building a sustainable business as a Yoga entrepreneur. Each month, we'll assess 3 key areas: our personal wellbeing, our business goals and growth, and how to best support clients by sharing case studies. Special training topics to be determined based on needs of participants. You'll leave each session with key action steps for the weeks ahead, keeping you on…

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May 2020

5/3 Level 2 Reiki Training

May 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$249

These courses are intended for those new to Reiki or for individuals who want to take their practice to the next level. By learning and understanding this course material, students will also have the opportunity to heal and grow personally in order to better serve others. You will learn about Reiki, a universal energy that has been used successfully all over the world to heal emotional, physical and energetic imbalances. The classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and…

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5/9 Self Care for Moms

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

This workshop is open to students of all levels and backgrounds Life is challenging, even without other humans needing our attention and time.  While we juggle the needs and demands of life from home, it is even more important to prioritize our own self-care. Yoga offers us fabulous tools to manage these challenges. Whether you are awaiting the arrival of your little one, or have sent them off into the world already, these tools can be of benefit to mothers…

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5/27 Expressive Arts for Healing

May 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$20

Healing Through Expression Movement and Creativity are important tools we can all use to develop and strengthen the social-emotional skills we need to move through our day. Join Eve for an hour of guided visualization, embodiment, and artistic practices. Participants will be invited to express themselves using color, texture, and shape. We will delve into the ways that we can be creative using a variety of art materials. All are welcome to participate with whatever items they have at hand.…

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July 2020

7/11 & 7/12 Basic Principles of a Therapeutic Relationship

July 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - July 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

For Yoga Teachers: July 11 -12th, 2020 This 11.75-hour weekend is led by Yoga Therapist Cheri Dostal Ryba. It provides the foundations that the yoga therapist – client relationship is the basis, the very core, of all yoga therapy treatment approaches regardless of the specific aim. It introduces the fundamentals of the very first process between yoga therapist and client that the yoga therapist is entering into a relationship with the client that essentially is safe, confidential, reliable, and consistent…

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October 2020

10/16 Yoga Nidra + The 5 Senses

October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

This workshop is open to all students. Engage in a beautiful sensory experience! In order for our systems to heal and reset, we require deep, peaceful rest. This workshop will include guided meditation, aromatherapy, self massage, and restorative yoga. Yoga Nidra restores our energy and brings balance to the body, the spirit, and the mind. Suggestions for what to bring for creating a sacred, comfortable environment: Yoga mat Eye pillow or wash cloth Bolster(s) and/or bed pillows 2 blankets or towels…

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10/30 Yoga Nidra + Sound Healing

October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$40

This workshop is open to all students. Settle in and soothe your system. As you rest in comforting postures, enjoy gentle sounds blended together to create a healing, peaceful environment. This workshop will include guided meditation, sound therapy, and restorative yoga. Yoga Nidra helps us to enter a slow, rhythmic brain wave frequency which restores our energy and brings balance to the body, the spirit, and the mind. Suggestions for what to bring for creating a sacred, comfortable environment: Yoga mat…

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November 2020

11/7 Āyurveda and Viruses (Zoom)

November 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$25

This Workshop is Open to Students of All Levels and Backgrounds In the Caraka Samhita Āyurveda text, Janapada Uddhvāsana can be translated as the appearance and spread of a pandemic. In this discussion style workshop, we will look at some of the ways Āyurveda has viewed epidemics and pandemics historically. We will then look at simple protocols arising from both yoga and Āyurveda to help us move through these challenging times. Workshop Info Saturday November 7th, 2020 1:00 pm -…

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December 2020

12/16 Roll & Restore: Self Massage Workshop

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$35

This workshop is open to students of all levels and backgrounds Have you been missing your massage therapist? Feeling tense? Work out your knots with gentle and effective self-executed myofascial release, tapping, and movement with Cheri Dostal Ryba! No experience necessary. Most of this workshop will entail laying down and resting, drooling optional. 😉 If you’ve attended earlier workshops with Cheri, and have a green or orange pair of franklin method balls, you can bring your own (use code BYOB…

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January 2021

Yoga, Nutrition, and Accountability Course

January 9 @ 9:00 am - February 13 @ 10:30 am
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$499

Start the Year off Right! This series is all about learning to customize your unique goals and aspirations for the mind and body you want. This program is a valuable and innovate approach towards exploring science based tools to untangle, discern and learn the complex world of diet and nutrition. Together with the mindful aspects of yoga we will learn to claim a holistic approach to food, weight management and a balanced life. We will explore healthy new approaches to…

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February 2021

2/21 Yoga Sutras Course

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$115

This Course is Open to All Students The only course of its kind in Orange County! Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras remains the single most important text on Yoga. Composed over 2,300 years ago, the Sutras present Yoga as a complete system of spiritual psychology. This great work offers profound insights on the nature of the mind, as well as a pharmacopeia of suggestions for reducing suffering and cultivating More Sustained Joy. Familiarity with the Sutras is essential for the most effective…

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2/27 Yoga Therapy: Ayurveda & Your Immune System (Zoom)

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$35

This workshop is open to all students. Strengthen your immune system & your relationship with your health through the practice of Ayurveda. Translating to “knowledge of life”, Ayurveda is a nature-based system of medicine and lifestyle practices to optimize health & promote life-long vitality. Practiced for thousands of years, Ayurveda has provided support for strong immune systems, improved energy/sleep, longevity & so much more across the world. Join Stacey Tropple, Ayurvedic Health counselor in training & herbalist, to learn about some…

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March 2021

3/6 & 3/7 Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Movement for Yoga Therapy

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - March 7 @ 6:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Movement For Yoga Teachers, get first-hand experience of your own embodied, sound alignment through practice, learning anatomical context and imagery. Course Overview In this 2-day intensive with Cheri Dostal Ryba, you’ll get first-hand experience of your own embodied, sound alignment through practice, learning anatomical context and imagery. We can best teach what we can feel and embody personally. Dive into this intensive workshop to find greater structural alignment, integrity and strength in your own practice as well…

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3/20 & 3/21 Asana Foundations for Yoga Therapy

March 20 @ 12:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

Asana Foundations for Yoga Therapy For Yoga Teachers, learn how to safely adapt the five categories of asana therapeutically. Course Overview This 11.75 hour weekend is led by Yoga Therapist Cheri Dostal Ryba. This intensive serves as a bridge for yoga teachers who have trained in different lineages and aims to provide a common language and understanding of the body. This is a foundational intensive for our 300-hour training program, creating a lens that will be carried through all of the…

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April 2021

4/10 & 4/11 Principles of Pranayama for Yoga Therapy

April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Be The Change Yoga, 3943 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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$299

Principles of Pranayama For Yoga Teachers, learn correct applications of a wide variety of pranayama practices for therapeutic purposes.Course OverviewThis 11.75 hour Weekend Intensive is led by Yoga Therapist Juris Zinbergs. This intensive lays down the foundation for trainees in all levels of our programming to gain a correct and thorough understanding of the energetic body, as well as tools and practices to work with this layer. Trainees will learn the proper techniques of various pranayama practices that range from…

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