2716 Bent Creek Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152
678-354-1120

Special Offerings

Upcoming Workshops

April 12, 2014 - Your Daily Personal Yoga Practice as a "Living Sacrifice"

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1

 

Establish your daily personal yoga practice as a time to worship and love the Lord with your whole body, soul and spirit. Body and breath become the prayer drawing you into worship with God using all of who you are.

Although all levels are welcome, this workshop will offer foundational yoga sequences for healthy aging with an emphasis for those middle-aged and older.  You will leave feeling equipped to confidently practice at home offering your bodies as “Living Sacrifices”.

 

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Teacher: Lori Smith, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Location: New Day Yoga Studio

Cost: $40

 

Lori began practicing yoga in 2004 and through her yoga practice she began to experience an awareness of the Holy Spirit within her and her relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ grew in a new way.  Moving in an attitude of prayer and worship during the physical postures and breath work, her yoga practice fostered a quieting of her mind leading her into deeper intimacy with God and helping her find healing for the anxiety she had struggled with throughout her life.

 

In 2006 Lori completed New Day Yoga’s first 200 Hour Teacher Training, and in May of 2013 Lori also successfully completed the New Day Yoga, Inc. 300 Hour Teacher Training Program.

 

To remain connected with other practitioners and teachers of yoga from a Christian perspective, Lori has attended various retreats and classes at monasteries and Christian retreat centers in New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, and Cullman, Alabama.  She has a passion to share this gift with others and is currently teaching weekly classes in churches and leading workshops and retreats in the Huntsville, Alabama area.

 

 

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Yoga Saturdays

One Saturday a month, we have an extended 2-hour Community Class from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  These classes have a specific theme and are announced a week in advance.  Space is limited, so it is important to call early and reserve yourself a spot.  

 

Community Class - $20 

 

 

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Introduction to Yoga from a Christian Perspective

New Day Yoga offers an "Introduction to Yoga from a Christian Perspective" course every January. This course is designed for two groups of yogis and yoginis:

  1. Those who have already acquired their yoga teacher certification but want to know how to integrate their Christian faith into their practice and teaching of yoga
  2. Those who have been practicing yoga regularly for at least a year who want to learn about the following topics
Possible topics to be Covered:
  • Biblical Discernment and Wisdom for Yoga from a Christian Perspective 
  • Using Yoga to Enhance Christian Faith and Disciplines 
  • The Five Components of the Human Being from a Christian Perspective 
  • Patanjali's Eight-Fold Path from a Christian Perspective 
  • An Overview of the Chakras from a Christian Perspective 
  • Christian Approaches in Teaching Yoga to Others  
  • A notebook of resources and a certificate are included in the course.
Schedule:

Friday      3:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday   10:00am - 6:00pm

Both days will include a full yoga practice.  Saturday will include lunch.   

Location:

New Day Yoga Studio
2716 Bent Creek Drive
Kennesaw,GA 30152

 

Cost:  $285

Dates: January 10-11, 2014

Deadline for Registration and Application:  Jan. 3, 2014

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All courses taught by Dayna Gelinas of New Day Yoga are registered with Yoga Alliance and can be used towards Continuing Education Units.

 

Immersion Retreats

The New Day Yoga Immersion Retreats are designed for all levels of yoga students who are comfortable learning about yoga practices such as chakra study (the study of the energy centers in the body), mudras (hand gestures), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), chanting (singing), and meditation (contemplative prayer).   The heart of each retreat is one of the seven major energy centers in the body.  We will explore God’s purpose for that particular aspect of our emotional and energetic being.  The yoga postures, breathing techniques, chanting, mudras, and meditations that we practice will all enhance our experience and understanding of one particular chakra.  Devotions, group discussions, creative workshops, nature walks, time for both solitude and companionship will be included.  Each of the six Immersion Retreats stands alone and is a complete and unique experience separate from the others.  The retreats may be attended in any order and as often as you like and will take you into a deeper relationship with Jesus as well as into a deeper understanding of yourself and others.

Come and see how powerful yoga can be when it is centered, grounded, and focused on becoming more like Jesus in every part of your body, mind, energy and spirit.

Overview 

There are six Immersion Retreats available, with each beginning on a Monday at 3pm and ending on a Saturday at 2pm. Each Immersion offers 45 hours of guided instruction as well as time for personal study and reflection. 

Dates for the Immersion Retreats are as follows:

Chakra 1 Immersion: May 19 - 24, 2014

Chakra 2 Immersion: August 4 - 9, 2014

Chakra 3 Immersion: December 8 - 13, 2014

Chakra 4 Immersion: May 4 - 9, 2015

Chakra 5 Immersion: September 7 - 12, 2015

Chakras 6 & 7 Immersion: November 30 - December 5, 2015

Daily Schedule: 

AM 

     6:30         Morning Practice 

     7:45         Silent Breakfast 

     9:00         Morning Devotional

     10:30       Body/Mind Workshop 

     

PM 

     12:30       Lunch 

     1:30         Ayurveda/Chakra Workshop        

     4:00         Afternoon Practice 

     5:15         Vespers/Dinner

     6:30         Free Time

     8:00         Testimony and Worship

Location:

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, NE, Cullman, AL 35055.  The Retreat Center is two hours north of Birmingham and three hours west of Atlanta. Our group will be staying in Benet Hall.  Each participant will have a private bedroom and will share a bath with one or two other yoginis. Each cozy room has a closet, a dresser, a desk chair, desk, lamp, and a rocker.  Benet Hall also has a small kitchen, a common room, and a front porch overlooking a tranquil pond.

Cost: Instruction and Accommodations

The cost of each Immersion Retreat is $835. The cost includes 45 hours of optional planned activities, a notebook for the Immersion Retreat, lodging for 6 days/5 nights, and all meals from Monday night dinner to Saturday lunch.  Our group will also have use of the new retreat chapel, a separate meeting room for our yoga practices, the outdoor labyrinth, and a private dining area. Because space is limited to 11 participants, a non-refundable $250 deposit is required at registration to reserve your place at the retreat.

Registration

To register, contact Dayna Gelinas by phone, 678-354-1120, or email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and you will be sent a registration form to be filled out and returned with your deposit. Registration for any Immersion Retreat should be done six weeks prior to the start date of the Retreat you are hoping to attend. Once your registration and deposit has been received and approved, you will be sent a packet of information to help you plan and pack for the Immersion Retreat.

Instructors

Dayna Gelinas, E-RYT 500, is the teacher and guide for each of the Immersion Retreats. For more information about her, please visit About Dayna.

Assisting Dayna is Lori Smith, E-RYT 200, RYT 500. Lori began practicing yoga in 2004 and through her yoga practice she began to experience an awareness of the Holy Spirit within her, and her relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ grew in a new way.  Moving in an attitude of prayer and worship during the physical postures and breath work, her yoga practice fostered a quieting of her mind leading her into deeper intimacy with God and helping her find healing for the anxiety she had struggled with throughout her life. In 2006 Lori completed New Day Yoga’s first 200 Hour Teacher Training, and in May of 2013 Lori also successfully completed the New Day Yoga, Inc. 300 Hour Teacher Training Program. To remain connected with other practitioners and teachers of yoga from a Christian perspective, Lori has attended various retreats and classes at monasteries and Christian retreat centers in New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, and Cullman, Alabama.  She has a passion to share this gift with others and is currently teaching weekly classes in churches and leading workshops and retreats in the Huntsville, Alabama, area.

One Final Note:

Although the Immersion Retreats will be comprehensive, detailed, thorough, and structured, they will also provide you with an ashram experience of sorts. The secluded location in the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman, Alabama invites introspection, peace, and rest. As with all New Day Yoga offerings, the Holy Spirit is always the honored and respected Guest who is invited to guide and direct us. You can expect God to touch you in a special way as we seek to understand more fully how "fearfully and wonderfully" we are made through the practice and study of Yoga from a Christian perspective.

Upcoming Classes

Fri Apr 18 @ 9:45AM - 11:15AM
Level 1
Mon Apr 21 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Level 1/2 Yoga Basics
Mon Apr 21 @11:30AM - 12:45PM
Level 1 Gentle Yoga
Mon Apr 21 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Level 1/2
Tue Apr 22 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Relax and Renew
Wed Apr 23 @ 9:45AM - 11:15AM
Level 1/2
Wed Apr 23 @11:45AM - 01:15PM
Level 1