Yoga Nidra with Sagel Urlacher

Candlelight Yoga Nidra
w/Sagel Urlacher & Live Harp Accompaniment by Danielle Paus
5-6:15 pm, Fri Apr 28, 2017

Join Sagel and acclaimed harpist Danielle Paus for a blissful and transformative journey into Yoga Nidra, the effortless state of deepest relaxation. During this very special practice, your heart and spirit will be sweetly serenaded by the sacred healing sounds of live harp music to dissolve tension and stress from every cell of your body and help bring you deep rest and healing.

Yoga Nidra is a profound state of deep relaxation with inner awareness. It’s a transformational state between wakefulness and deep sleep that enhances our physical, mental, and emotional sense of well-being by releasing tensions accumulated and held in these layers of our self.

Yoga Nidra is a powerful healing tool and stress reduction practice that brings renewal, restoration and rejuvenation to the physical body. Research studies show that this process of conscious relaxation or “dynamic sleep” stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system response in the body, helping to reduce stress hormones and anxiety levels that can lead to many stress-related chronic illnesses and diseases. Yoga Nidra will help you connect with the deep sense of peace that comes from pure and complete relaxation. In fact, it’s been shown that the benefits of 30min of Yoga Nidra are comparable to 3hrs of deep sleep.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees
A Seasonal Exploration into Chinese Medicine & Yoga
1:30-3:30pm, Sat May 13, 2017 – $35

Join Amy for a series of seasonal workshops where you will explore The Five Elements in Chinese Medicine: Metal/Fall, Water/Winter, Wood/Spring, Fire/Summer, Earth/Late Summer-Harvest.

In the third workshop of this five-part series, we will explore the Wood Element. The Qi of the Wood Element flourishes in spring with the arrival of new growth and rebirth. The dominant Qi of this season runs along the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians. Balance in this season translates to strength in vision, decision making, and achievement of goals. The color of this element is green. During this 2hr workshop, you will discover the depth of this element with asana, myofacscial release, and yin postures that center around this element and its dominant meridians.
This workshop will be followed by others throughout the year that will walk through the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine. You do not need to sign up for all five and can choose as you wish to explore how Chinese Medicine can support and enhance your yoga practice.
Appropriate for all abilities, $35 per person. Regular class passes do not apply to workshops. Register early as this will sell out! Yoga teachers registered w/Yoga Alliance can earn CEUs by attending this course.

Restorative Yoga & Reiki Healing
5:30-6:45 pm, Fri May 19, 2017 – $20

It’s Back!Join Kelly Rich for a 90 minute candlelit grounding and transformative experience. This specialized workshop will begin with a short meditation followed by relaxation and deep healing while holding restorative yoga postures and simultaneously receiving hands on Reiki assists. Restorative yoga uses a variety of props (blankets, bolsters and blocks) to create a supportive environment that induces the relaxation response and calms the central nervous system.
Reiki is infused into this workshop by providing skillful and intuitive hands-on assists while you remain in restorative poses to expand your experience of relaxation and replenishment. Reiki is an ancient form of universal energetic healing that promotes a state of balance, harmony and self-healing. Reiki encourages the innate healing energies within to activate and assist in overcoming and avoiding distress and dis-ease while achieving a deep sense of relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing.
Both Restorative yoga and Reiki work on all levels of being to help aide in reducing stress, anxiety, depression and other ailments. Combining the two allows the space for deep healing to occur and a transformative experience within and without. All postures will be on the ground, absolutely NO experience necessary. <<up to 3 Reiki practitioners will be offering their hands throughout the workshop>>

**$20 pre-registration suggested as space is limited and this WILL sell out.**

Summer Solstice: Yin & Yang
12-2pm, Sat June 17, 2017 – $30

Solstice means, “Standing of the sun” and is a lovely time to find stillness, go inward and find gratitude. Celebrate and honor the Summer solstice, the longest day of the year by finding sacred movement + sacred stillness, finding the dynamic duo of yin + yang in the body, mind and soul. During these 2 hours you will be guided through a dynamic and skillful vinyasa flow, sun salutations, moments to journal intentions, desires and positive affirmations, guided meditations, restorative yoga + Reiki healing. There will be about an hour of fire stirring, yang building, vinyasa flowing energies and an hour of calming, restoring, yin energies. Kelly is a certified Reiki practitioner and will offer healing hands-on assists throughout your time together. Pre-registration required. $30.

Reiki I & II Certification Weekend Workshop
w/Olivia Halliday
Fri Sept 22 – Sun Sept 24, times TBD

Reiki is Japanese modality based on the ancient art of healing through a laying on of hands. Now more than ever, our world is in need of it.

Reiki is a life force energy that is ever present. Some call it Chi, some call it vibration, some call it God, Light, intention or a million other names. The point is, It (capital I) is a thing and learning to tune in and work with this energetic flow and natural intelligence can change the world at large. Let it begin with you.

In this weekend intensive, we will discuss the history of this oral tradition, the symbols, methods of delivery and the ways inwhich Reiki has already chosen you and is guiding you toward your medicine. We will learn to speak the many languages of Reiki and to call up your own intuition so that it may be of service to yourself and to others.  This will be an expansive and transformational weekend. Come with an open heart and a willingness to serve. Together we will walk through the fire of re-birth and emerge as more of the being you were designed to be.

Upon the completion of this certification course, you will be a Level II Reiki Practitioner.

 Cost of workshop $489.00; payment plan is available, please contact us for more info