A note from owner/director Karen Barker...
Dear Sunbeams Community,
It is with sadness that I share the news that Sunbeams Yoga will be closing at the end of November.
Unfortunately, the revenue has never been enough to meet expenses, and the business has been running in the negative for over two years. I have stayed open longer than was financially wise and taken on significant business debt to keep the doors open, because the community means so much to me. Many of you have been a part of this community consistently, and I’m sorry we haven’t been able to grow our membership to a financially sustainable place.
Some of our classes will end in October, and several will continue until the end of November. I hope you will continue to come to class and connect with your fellow Sunbeams yogis. Multi-class passes will no longer be sold, but all current passes remain valid and the drop-in single class rate is being lowered to $10.
Jenn will continue taking massage appointments until we close, and afterwards you may find her at Pranapiloga in Culpeper.
After closing, you will have the opportunity to purchase props to further your home practice, if you are interested .
I’ll be taking a short break from teaching to focus on some health issues, and hope to return to teaching next Spring. If you’d like to be notified when/where I’ll be teaching again, you may reply to this email and I’ll add you to my personal email announcement list. You can also find info at my website and follow me on social media from there.
You can find many of our other current and former teachers at Common Ground Healing Arts in Charlottesville and at Pranapiloga in Culpeper. If there’s a particular teacher you are interested in connecting with, please let me know and I’m happy to put you in touch.
I am grateful to have served this community for the last two and a half years. I hope you will continue your practice and stay connected with one another. Thank you for sharing your practice with me!
Accessible Yoga Training
with Amber Karnes, E-RYT 200, Founder of Body Positive Yoga
Yoga Teachers, Physical Therapists, Personal Trainers, and other movement and bodywork practitioners:
Graduates become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and join a world-wide network of folks who are shifting the culture of yoga. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will become Certified Accessible Yoga Teachers.
If you want to make your teaching more inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to all students, don’t miss out on this training. It starts August 23! Register today!
Variations of the most popular asanas
Techniques for creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes
Sample Accessible Yoga classes, either on the floor, in a chair, or in a bed
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
Overview of common medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases, cancer, H.I.V./AIDS, heart disease and more
A review of some of the major impacts of aging on all the systems of the body
How to empower people with disabilities by giving them a deep understanding of the Yoga teachings.
Includes study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita
Pranayama and Meditation
How to make the subtle practices available for all students, regardless of ability
How to build a strong community among Yoga students to support the transformational process of Yoga
Instructor: Amber Karnes
Tuition: $650, $595 early bird by 7/23/19
Location: Sunbeams Yoga, 8767 Seminole Trail Suite 103, Ruckersville, VA 22968
Dates: August 23-25, 2019
Times: 9am-5pm each day
Includes 9 hours of additional pre-course work, more information provided upon registration.
This course is worth 30 Yoga Alliance CEUs.
Cancellation Policy: Once you have accessed the online materials there will be no refunds of the registration fees. Prior to accessing the online materials, refunds may be available in these amounts: 50% refund before 7/23/19. No refunds after the start of the training.
About the instructor:
Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga . She’s a ruckus maker, yoga asana teacher (E-RYT 200), social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her body. Her commitment to accessible, adaptive yoga practice empowers thousands of diverse practitioners around the globe. She is the creator of the Body Positive Clubhouse , an online community using the tools of yoga to build unshakable confidence and learn to live out loud. Through her workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and online yoga and wellness offerings, she seeks to further the message of inclusivity, consent, agency, body sovereignty, and accessibility for all (on and off the yoga mat). Amber is an Accessible Yoga Trainer, Project Yoga Richmond board member, Yoga International featured teacher, and a contributor to the Yoga and Body Image Coalition . She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Jimmy, and blogs at bodypositiveyoga.com
Jenn Bennet-Mintz (LMT, RYT-500, Reiki Master Teacher) is now taking massage appointment requests at Sunbeams Yoga! Jenn offers both Therapeutic and Relaxation massage in 30, 60, 90, or 120 minute sessions.
Learn more and book yours here!