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Movie Night

01/12/2018 @ 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
RSY Surya Room

Select Fridays of each month at 7:00 pm.

The movies will awaken, stimulate, and motivate you.

Donation based $2. BYO_ (bring healthy foods...this is a yoga studio, after all)

On January 12th, 2018 at 7:00 pm, we are showing The Connection...Mind Your Body

Some of the movies shown in the past are....

9/21/12 - ONE - A Contemporary Journey Toward A Timeless Destiny. The universe comes to the rescue when a middle-aged dad from Michigan decides to follow a dream and step outside the lines of everyday existences.

Armed with only a mail-ordered video camera, a list of 20 questions, and two friends, this unlikely first-time filmmaker set out in search of the meaning of life. Miraculously, they are joined on their quest by many of th worlds' most renowned spiritual leaders, authors, icons, and masters of our time. ...a cinematic journey that may just transform your way of seeing the O N E.

Featuring Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Father Thomas Keating, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Riane Eisler, Robert Thurman, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the voice of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama, Llewelln Vaughan-Lee and more.

09/28/12 - ONE - Part II

10/26/12 - Visions of Universal Humanity - the flip side of the doom and gloom surrounding 2012

11/09/12 - The Peaceful Warrior - with Nick Nolte

12/07/12 - The Cure Is... - about how every human body is designed for vitality and longevity. Why then is health and life expectancy declining? Featuring known names in science, nutrition, exercise and medicine.

12/21/12 - The Fabric of the Cosmos

TBD - Thrive

TBD - Dirt

TBD - Food Matters

TBD - The Beautiful Truth

TBD - Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of Our Lives

Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.

After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.

This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.

TBD - Baraka - translated in the Sufi language to "the thread that weaves life together." Baraka is a transcendent global tour that explores the sights and sounds of the human condition like nothing you've ever seen or felt before. These are the wonders of a world without words, viewed through man and nature's own prisms of symmetry, savagery, chaos and harmony. 97 minutes

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Michael Sutton has over 40 years experience teaching the principles and mechanics of mind/body connection through martial arts, yoga, and meditation. He is a yoga teacher, martial artist, and spiritual activist. He is also the founder and director of Rising Sun Yoga. His passion is helping others to discover their inherent individual greatness. A certified and registered Hatha and Iyengar-based yoga teacher and a karate instructor, he lives as holistically as he can - contemplating, meditating, visualizing, feeling, eating smartly, staying fit, practicing yoga, and having a healthy outlook. Michael believes that thoughts and their attendant feelings are more powerful than anything you put into, or let come out of, your Self. Those same thoughts and feelings create your beliefs.

He has had the opportunity to experience many injuries including torn ligaments and tendons, ripped muscles, broken bones, fractured ribs, sprains, strains, aches and pains, vertebral problems as a result of engaging in team sports, as well as kidney challenges. He finds the only benefit to having experienced these injuries is that he understands what others have experienced, can teach people how to move properly, help re-align and balance themselves, and assist them in regaining a healthy lifestyle. He is a proponent of functional movement and mobility and believes this can be achieved by minding the messages you receive.

He also believes that thoughts and feelings, when directed properly, can heal the physical body. He has embarked on a program of physical healing in alignment with the teachings of Dr. Joe Dispenza.

Formerly a practicing herbalist, Iridologist, and health consultant, he learned to address issues holistically and has continued his education in key health related areas, conducting research through topic-related books and as a result, has had the privilege of helping many people. He also presents health-related topics to organizations and various groups alone and either with his sister, Mary Ann Amschler, former RN and now holistic counselor or Ruth Shewan, a put-into-practice-what-you-believe type of person.

For much of his life, he studied martial arts (for 33 years) before being introduced to yoga in 1999. During some of that time, he worked in the banking and software industries for 20 years.

Michael founded Rising Sun Yoga to help people change the(ir) paradigm, bring people together in community, and create a center for education in mind, body, and spirit. His classes can be slow and even, mindful and steady, or strong and flowing. Usually his classes are a combination of all of them giving you an opportunity to explore and stretch your boundaries. He is a Yoga Alliance (YA) e-RYT 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor.

He offers both group classes and private sessions. For private classes, he can be reached at or at 716.632.5802. He also offers therapeutic yoga for anyone with injuries or chronic conditions.

Michael has a daughter, Sydney, who is a YA 500 hour certified yoga instructor, adventure seeker, world traveller, ski instructor, and outdoor wilderness guide.