Gather: to bring together and take in from scatter sources.
Join us at our various events throughout the month below! Both in studio and out in the community.
At the Studio
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”-Matthew 11:28
Learn to observe and support the body through the practice of restorative yoga. Deepen your practice and enrich your teachings with the skills necessary to incorporate restorative yoga in your classes. Restorative yoga is a health-giving practice that creates balance, nurtures the connection to our Creator, and is suitable for all. This training is open to yoga teachers and dedicated students alike.
In this training you will learn:
-What Restorative yoga is
-The importance of Sabbath and rest
-Who can benefit from Restorative yoga
-The art of propping
-How to sequence a class
-Creating a theme or class focus
-Guiding meditation, visualization, and imagery
-Pranayama in Restorative yoga
-The Business of Restorative yoga
-Hands on experience assisting
Friday September 20th 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday September 21st 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Additional opportunity to assist in a 4:8 restorative yoga class
Space is limited to 10 participants
“Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit” by Whitney Simpson
“Restorative Yoga for Life” by Gail Boorstein Grossman
Cost: $249 Early Bird discount if registered by June 30th. $299 after July 1st.
Registration closes August 1, 2019.
10 Credit Hours with Bonnie Meyer 300 E-RYT, YACEP
** Refunds are not available for trainings/events/workshops as your payment reserves your spot, and the teacher is paid for your spot whether you are in attendance or not. Credit may be given for another workshop of equal or lesser value on a per-case basis.
Unplug: A Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Need to recharge? What would you do if you had a weekend off yet don’t want to travel too far from home?
“Silence can be challenging for some people at the beginning of a retreat. Most people, however, come to cherish the silence of retreat. Retreat silence has many benefits. Silence settles the many emotions that are activated by talking, listening, and even in the anticipation of talking. As our mental and emotional lives calm down, our bodies relax. We are then in an attitude of listening and appreciating the value of the outer and inner silence of a retreat setting.” Francis Bennett
“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.” Matthew 14:23
Join us for a weekend retreat of pure relaxation and bliss. Time to slow down, recharge, de-stress & connect to our Savior. Make space for contemplation, meditation and reflection.
Offerings will include; yoga nidra/restorative as well as silent seated meditation, Gentle Vinyasa Yoga & Lectio Divina.
We’ll offer devotional intentions and ways of exploring and reflecting on the theme individually and in the group. This will include periods of guided and silent meditation (sitting and walking) to strengthen present moment awareness. There are opportunities for quiet time, to go for a walk, read a book, un-plug from your electronics, and be surrounded with like-minded people. All levels and abilities are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat and props.
This weekend will be held partly in silence, allowing us to explore the possibility of tuning in, drawing our attention inwards, and more importantly, listening for the still soft voice of God.
Single room with shared bathroom
$229/person (from now until July 31st)
$259/person after July 31st
Limited rooms available and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Included in the weekend package:
– Two day one nights stay in a single room (shared bathroom)
– Full board meals-Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (Vegetarian, Gluten Free available upon request)
– Yoga classes.
– Guided meditation sessions and retreat journals
LOCATION: Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center, Ashland Nebraska
This schedule serves as a guide but there is freedom given to each participant.
5:30 Meet your weekend guides
7:15-8:30pm Yoga Nidra/Candlelight Restorative class-Bonnie
8:30-9:30 Journaling time in rooms (prompts will be given if one chooses)
9:30-10pm Seated Meditation-Kathy
10pm Lights out/Bedtime
6-6:30am Sitting meditation (optional) -Kathy
6:30-7am Gentle Vinyasa Yoga (prepare for silence) -Kathy
7:30am Breakfast & Personal time
9:30-10:30am Lectio Divina -Bonnie
10:45 am Walking Meditation
1pm Journaling time in room (prompts will be given if one chooses)
2:30-3pm Prayer Circle & Departure -Bonnie and Kathy
E-RYT 300, Master R-HYI 500 – Founder/Owner/Lead Instructor for 200-hr YTT
I tried yoga for the first time 14 years ago. Being a fitness instructor for 15 years, I just wanted something to “cool my jets,” and to be honest, the first few yoga classes that I attended I found to be incredibly boring. But still, I kept going back, always rolling up my mat early and skipping the relaxation/meditation part. I really had no desire to be still and be alone with my thoughts,though eventually I realized that the slow down was what I needed the most in my life. I needed to slow down, to make time for stillness and INVITE the sweet whisper of my Creator and completely surrender to His grace. That’s when things got messy. And messy — messy is good. Messy is where the magic happens. It’s in this void, this emptiness where we realize that we are broken. And in this state of brokenness, we can either reach for our Creator (or in some cases, let Him reach for us) or we can deny Him. I’ve done both.
Thank goodness we have a relentless GOD, and He pursues each of us with a fierceness that penetrates the darkness of this world, and he will meet us wherever we are. I knew I couldn’t keep this to myself, and so the birth of Studio 4:8 unfolded;
Studio 4:8 in name and mission strives to deliver classes with the intention of tuning out the world’s frequency, and tuning into God’s frequency.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
** Bonnie is the founder of Studio 4:8 yoga located in Lincoln, NE and is the director of training/lead instructor for Studio 4:8 School of Yoga: Lincoln’s only Christ-Centered Yoga teacher training program. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ministry and leadership from Grace Bible College.
Places/focus of study include: Shoshoni Ashram- Colorado, “Jesus at the Core” through Holy Yoga – New York, Therapeutic Touch Training, through Holy Yoga – Irvine, CA, 200hr RYT-Yoga Alliance-Lincoln, Ne, Restorative Yoga Certification through Bhadra Yoga in Omaha. 300-hour through Holy Yoga, 500-hr Masters-HYI Holy Yoga, Yin Yoga-True Nature School of Yoga, San Diego, CA, Restorative Yoga: Bhadra Yoga, Omaha, NE, Thai Yoga), Trauma Informed Yoga Certification through the Prison Yoga Project/ San Diego California, and Holy Yoga Touch Therapy: Holy Yoga, Irvine, CA,
200-RYT Studio 4:8 School of Yoga Graduate
Kathy is a newcomer to her practice and a new teacher to yoga. She believes all things work toward a pattern of good and is challenged by balancing family and career like most people. Becoming a yoga instructor is something Kathy did so life would happen naturally instead of trying to control life happening.
When she’s not practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in her garden or enjoying a good margarita on the back porch. She is very proud of her two sons, Andrew (20) who lives in Denver and Aden (16) who attends Lincoln Southwest High School. She and her husband Mike look forward to celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on June 12th.
Her entire family has been extremely supportive of her stepping out in faith on this journey of yoga and learning something new.
She is grateful for the opportunity to become part of this Studio 4:8 community and feels the friendships she has developed will last a lifetime. It is one of the greatest gifts to realize that good friendships can be made at any age and is thankful for Studio 4:8 teacher training experience.
Get to know Kathy a little more via instagram at @rethinkyogawithkathy or @kathylyncollins, or if you’re into that work stuff, connect with her on LinkedIn. However you meet Kathy, there’s no doubt you’ll feel a connection with love and grace…@studio48yoga can attest to that!
200-Hour Yoga Training – Yoga Alliance Certified
2019 Training is FULL. Next training is in 2021.
This teacher training will provide Christ-centered learning in an intimate setting for individuals of all levels and beliefs. As Lincoln’s only faith-based studio, we will strive to empower growth in the mind, body, and spirit.
We see this as a yoga training/life investment for balance, self development and/or is for those desiring to advance their practice and teach yoga.
With a 200-hour certification from Yoga Alliance, you will be enabled to take your ministry of yoga to the community. Our training will be designed to take you out of your comfort zone and into growth. When you join our training program, you will not only be signing up for an adventure but a family.
Interested in learning more about Studio 4:8 School of Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training? Learn more here.
In the Community
Refunds are not available for events/workshops as your payment reserves your spot, and the teacher is paid for your spot whether you are in attendance or not. Credit may be given for another workshop of equal or lesser value on a per-case basis.