Sacred Sound Ceremony
with Garth Robertson
Friday, August 12   6:45-8:00pm

Join Garth Roberston for a sound ceremony using global instruments including guitar, overtone singing, chimes, Tibetan Bowls, Quartz bowls, flute, gong, frame drum, tuning forks and didgeridoo. This is a journey through the senses and elements, which will leave you feeling both grounded and expansive. We request that participants be at least 16 years of age. Reserve your spot early–this event sells out! $30

NOTE: For this experience, participants will lie on the floor. The studio has an abundance of props to make this very comfortable such as yoga mats, blankets and bolsters. We encourage you to dress comfortably and warmly–wear loose or stretchy clothing, socks and if you wish, bring an eye pillow.

Learn more about Garth at SongoftheSacred.com

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Releasing Through Breathwork
with Kelsey Rudzinsky
Frday, August 26   6:45-7:45pm

Join Kelsey Rudzinsky and discover the powerful self-healing practice of breathwork. This three-part breathing technique can recalibrate your energetic body, and allow you to release long-held emotions so that deep transformation and healing may occur. This breathing pattern gets you out of your mind, and into your body, so the mind relaxes, allowing you to feel more. After breathwork people often report feeling calm, centered and more open.

Kelsey is a Registered Nurse, holistic healer and certified breathwork facilitator. She creates safe and welcoming spaces, encouraging people to show up fully as themselves. Breathwork is completely safe and provides incredible holistic benefits for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life.

All props will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring water and a journal, along with any grounding objects such as oils, crystals, meaningful objects, or anything that helps you feel safe and open for healing. All are welcome, no prior experience necessary. $25

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Yoga for Runners
with Julie Franklin
Sunday, August 28   12:00-1:15pm

Whether you’re a regular racer, hit the pavement here and there (or even walk) this class is for you! Yoga is a perfect complement to running, as it can increase your range of motion, create balance and stability and help cultivate flexibility in the lower body so you can stay injury-free and running for years to come.

From tight hip flexors, quads and hamstrings to achy knees and low back pain, running can certainly take a toll on the body. If you don’t take time to stretch out your muscles pre- and post-run, it can cause ongoing tension and pain, which can also make you more prone to injury. Performing a gentle yoga flow for runners can help release your muscles, improve mobility, and calm your body in between runs.

Step out of your sneakers and onto your mat with Julie Franklin in this yoga class for runners! $25

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7 Vibrations Sound Healing
with Mihika Paranjpe
Friday, September 9   6:45-8:00pm

7 Vibrations is a relaxation therapy practice that uses vibrations of sound and music to heal anyone experiencing anxiety, stress, emotional or physical imbalance or seeking to achieve a state of equilibrium.

This ancient healing technique uses tonal frequencies to bring the body into a state of vibrational balance and harmony. Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) is an alternative healing method and meditative practice. It is a noninvasive relaxation therapy which has profound effects on the body and mind.

Mihika employs chakra balancing techniques, Reiki and energy healing, with chakra healing bowls which resonate in smooth calming “om”. Each bowl has its own sound. Come and rejuvenate in these mesmerizing vibrations.

During the session, the singing bowls are activated gently to give soothing sound which has a calming and peaceful effect, inducing a deep relaxation and meditative state. $25

Mihika was born into a musical family in India, and has always been interested in how music affects our lives. She developed 7 Vibrations as a therapeutic tool for healing stress, anxiety and physical injury with sound frequencies that balance the chakras.

She offers private sound healing sessions and also virtual sessions.

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Learn to Chant Yoga Invocations
with Nicole Nichols
Saturday, September 10   1:00-2:15pm

Ever wonder what that singing is about at the beginning and end of class? Are you curious about chanting, but don’t think you’re a good singer? What do those mantras mean, anyway? Or, are you a yoga teacher and want to incorporate mantra into your practice?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, or even if you just love Bhakti Yoga, this workshop is for you. In response to many requests received over the years, Nicole Nichols created this workshop to teach you the meaning of the Sanskrit words, correct pronunciation, and a bit of the philosophy behind many chants used in yoga classes and kirtans. Hand-outs will be provided for you to take home and practice with. Open to all! $25

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Meditation 101
with Lisa McCaskill
Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26   7:00-8:00pm

If you are curious about meditation, interested in establishing a home practice, or looking to refresh/refine your current practice, this special meditation series is for you! Join Lisa McCaskill for a 4-week series to jump start your practice with the tools you’ll need.

 

Each week will cover:
– a specific Buddhist meditation technique (Shamata/Mindfulness, Metta/Loving-Kindness, Vipassana/Insight)
– a specific benefit of meditation as described in the Buddhist literature (stability/steadfastness, clarity, strength/courage)
– a body position for meditation (lying down, seated, walking)
– a review of the previous week’s technique and answers to your specific questions.

In addition, we’ll go over setting up a meditation space, common obstacles to the practice and how to work with them, and gentle movements that can help prepare the body for meditation. By the end of the course, you’ll have established your own home practice!

Please feel free to bring your own meditation cushion if you have one. If sitting/lying on the floor is uncomfortable for your body, let us know and a folding chair can be provided for you. In addition, please have a journal and pen to take notes.

Lisa McCaskill is a trained meditation teacher and long-time meditation student and practitioner.

All are welcome! $60

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