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The 8 Limbs of Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
Oct
13
to Oct 18

The 8 Limbs of Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

The eight limbs are the pillars of Yoga and are called Ashtanga- “Asht” means eight
and “anga” means limb. The first four limbs are thought to be the External limbs and the next four are the Internal limbs. The limbs begin with the Yamas and Niyamas, essentially the codes of conduct both universally and personally. It is said that one cannot practice yoga without Yama and Niyama. In this Intensive we will explore these tenets and how they affect our yoga practice. The third and fourth limbs are Asana and Pranayama, the poses and the breathing practices most familiar to modern yogis. The first week of the Intensive will explore these first four limbs through Maya Yoga Vinyasa practice and some discussion based sessions . The second week will begin to explore the next four limbs; the internal limbs. They include pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi; namely the drawing in of the senses, focusing the mind, meditation, and ultimate bliss. The limbs are believed to be somewhat sequential and will be approached that way. Nicki has a great way of weaving yoga philosophy into the asana practice making the teachings relatable to all. Nicki will teach strong alignment based classes accessible to students of all levels.

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

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Oct
20
to Oct 25

The 8 Limbs of Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation

The eight limbs are the pillars of Yoga and are called Ashtanga- “Asht” means eight
and “anga” means limb. The first four limbs are thought to be the External limbs and the next four are the Internal limbs. The limbs begin with the Yamas and Niyamas, essentially the codes of conduct both universally and personally. It is said that one cannot practice yoga without Yama and Niyama. In this Intensive we will explore these tenets and how they affect our yoga practice. The third and fourth limbs are Asana and Pranayama, the poses and the breathing practices most familiar to modern yogis. The first week of the Intensive will explore these first four limbs through Maya Yoga Vinyasa practice and some discussion based sessions . The second week will begin to explore the next four limbs; the internal limbs. They include pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi; namely the drawing in of the senses, focusing the mind, meditation, and ultimate bliss. The limbs are believed to be somewhat sequential and will be approached that way. Nicki has a great way of weaving yoga philosophy into the asana practice making the teachings relatable to all. Nicki will teach strong alignment based classes accessible to students of all levels.

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

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Pratyahara: Drawing In The Senses To Develop A More Focused Mind
Nov
17
to Nov 22

Pratyahara: Drawing In The Senses To Develop A More Focused Mind

Pratyahara is the fifth limb of Ashtanga yoga and is loosely translated as the drawing
in of the senses. It is a natural byproduct of a conscious asana and pranayama practice that has awareness of the Yamas and Niyamas( the universal and personal code of conduct). One does not just immediately have the ability to focus the mind and go inside; that is taught through a conscious yoga practice. Pratyahara is a necessary component of a meditation practice. If you cannot go inside yourself, you cannot meditate. The end of the calendar year is analogous to Prathayara. This is the time of year when the days get shorter and the nights
get longer and we tend to literally be inside more. It is a perfect time to reflect on the past year and through the practice of Maya Yoga learn to feel safe doing that. We are all containers full of our own experiences and we must take the time to examine our internal psyche in order to continue to grow and evolve as human beings. Through a focused asana and pranayama practice you will learn practical techniques to quiet your mind and draw your senses in to prepare you for a meditation practice.

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

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Back to School Asana Intensive
Aug
25
to Aug 30

Back to School Asana Intensive

As summer winds down and the kids return to school, it is naturally a time where we start to get more organized and focused. Let this week of yoga be both the bridge between summer and fall and the perfect opportunity to reconnect to your yoga practice. As the days shorten and we feel full from our summer delights, use this week of yoga practice to get back into your rhythm and practice. Nicki will help you realign with your yoga practice and show you how to use your practice to affect your personal life and goals. As she always says, the alignment of your body influences and affects the alignment of your mind. Through a strong alignment based practice and conscious breath work, you will feel recharged and ready to tackle the challenges and projects in the coming months. Nicki’s teaching style is personal and takes each individual into account so allow her to guide you into a more focused and deliberate course of action through Maya Yoga Vinyasa.

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

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May
26
to May 31

Karma Yoga: The Yoga of Action

In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most sacred yogic texts, yoga is defined as karma: action or work. In the story, the teacher, Krishna, tells his student, Arjuna, that the goal of yoga is not the fruit of our work, but the work itself. We are never done with this work of life. Yoga is both a science and an art. I believe the we practice yoga to support ourselves through our own life; there is no end goal to all of this. As the yoga philosopher Patanjali says in the Yoga Sutras, we must learn to relax the intensity of our effort and meditate on the endless energy within because this ( life) simply never ends. We do the practice for the sake of the practice, not the fruits of the labor. Yoga is the journey and not simply the destination.
I love yoga because it is both a science and an art, a perfect balance of the practical with the spiritual. In this weeklong Intensive , we will learn how to be in our practice for the right reasons and how to apply the practical teachings of yoga to our life.


We will cover asana, pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga, and an introduction to yoga philosophy.

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

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Karma Yoga: The Yoga of Action
May
5
to May 10

Karma Yoga: The Yoga of Action

In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most sacred yogic texts, yoga is defined as karma: action or work. In the story, the teacher, Krishna, tells his student, Arjuna, that the goal of yoga is not the fruit of our work, but the work itself. We are never done with this work of life. Yoga is both a science and an art. I believe the we practice yoga to support ourselves through our own life; there is no end goal to all of this. As the yoga philosopher Patanjali says in the Yoga Sutras, we must learn to relax the intensity of our effort and meditate on the endless energy within because this ( life) simply never ends. We do the practice for the sake of the practice, not the fruits of the labor. Yoga is the journey and not simply the destination.
I love yoga because it is both a science and an art, a perfect balance of the practical with the spiritual. In this weeklong Intensive , we will learn how to be in our practice for the right reasons and how to apply the practical teachings of yoga to our life.

We will cover asana, pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga, and an introduction to yoga philosophy.

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

**Please click here to register.

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Spring Cleaning Asana + Pranayama Intensive
Mar
20
to Mar 25

Spring Cleaning Asana + Pranayama Intensive

An Intensive with Nicki is a great way to reignite your yoga practice, especially at this time of the year. Spring tends to make us more aware of our bodies and how we are feeling in them. Nicki’s style of teaching accommodates every body in the room and she has a way of weaving the stories and philosophy of yoga into the asana practice with compassion and humor. The intensity of the classes build through the week taking the class level into consideration always. Maya Yoga Studio is a fully equipped studio with many of the props used to deepen the teachings of yoga. There will be chanting, meditation, pranayama, asana, restorative yoga and the wall ropes covered throughout the week. This is the time to get back into your practice and experience the personalized teaching that Maya Yoga and Nicki Doane are known for.

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

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Jan
27
to Feb 1

Manifest Your Intentions : With Faith Comes Courage

Let this year be the year you follow through on your New Year’s intentions. This week will be all about delving deep inside yourself to renew your conviction to not only set intention for the upcoming year, but to maintain it. Through a grounded and uplifting yoga practice we will see how Faith is built on positive personal experience and how from that faith comes courage. It’s time to take care of yourself so treat your entire being to a week of Asana, pranayama, and meditation in one of the most beautiful and peaceful yoga studios in the world. 

$300 FOR ONE WEEK, $60 PER DROP-IN CLASS
($200/$50 KAMA’AINA – HI RESIDENTS ONLY)

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