Full Moon Cacao Dream Journey

Date: Saturday Aug 25th

Time 6-8pm

Investment: $20 advance registration/$25 day of

 

Open your heart with sacred cacao and journey with the beat of the drum as we connect with the energy of August’s Full Moon and surrender to the call of the night, exploring what the moon’s light is illuminating in our lives.

This offering combines ceremony, shamanic journeying, sacred songs, and sound healing. The majority of our journey will be spent lying down as we are guided on a dream journey into other realms. Intentions and prayers will be set along with a question or reason for why we are seeking in this way, and with the opening the cacao offers us, along with the music, sounds and vocal narrative, we will journey so we may cultivate a deeper connection with the moon, finding healing and clarity and receiving the wisdom we seek.

Cacao, commonly used in and known as chocolate, is a medicinal plant from Central and South America which is traditionally used in ceremonies and assists in opening the heart. Winter uses only medicinal-grade cacao sourced from a women’s collective in Guatemala.

Shamanic journeying uses drum beats as a tool to induce alpha and theta brain waves guiding one into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. In this state, intuition is awakened, allowing access to symbols and memories which offer clarity, soul guidance and connection with inner wisdom.

Bio

Winter is a passionate yoga instructor, songstress, Moon Dancer, and keeper of sacred ways. Inspired by the magic of yoga which she first experienced in the jungle of Costa Rica, she traveled to India where she received her first 200 hours of training studying Ashtanga yoga. Shortly after, Winter received another 200 hours of training in Transformative Yoga in northern California. Most recently, Winter studied in an advanced course on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and received 300 hours of training in Mystical Yoga and Shamanism, expanding her knowledge in indigenous wisdom and practices.

Winter has spent the last four years in countries and communities around the globe where she received teachings from elders and experienced many ancient forms of healing. From this spiritual work she has found inspiration and guidance for holding space and using music as medicine. Inspired by earth-based traditional ways, Winter strives to weave this wisdom into her work, guiding students to become aware of our deep connection with the earth and of the sacred space within where we find our awakening source and an abundance of love and gratitude for this journey.

 

 

 


Date: Saturday July 21st 

Time: 1-3pm

Investment: $30/advance registration $35/door 

Girish Chant Workshop 

Sharing his own experience as a musician, yogi, and former Hindu monk, Girish offers tools and practices to find and express your true voice through chanting and mindful singing in this interactive and inspiring workshop. Girish’s chanting immersion is for anyone seeking to bring the bliss of Sanskrit chanting into daily life, to deepen an existing chanting practice, or simply to discover and express your true voice.  No previous experience necessary! We’ll explore several of the most powerful Sanskrit mantras, discover what 21st Century neuroscience reveals about this ancient yogic practice, and learn new and inspiring ways to support and open our singing voice. Girish’s chant workshop is an integral part of hundreds of yoga teacher training programs all over the world and is appropriate for all levels of yogis.

About Girish

http://www.girishmusic.com/bio/

 

 


Workshop Schedule

Friday: 6-9pm

Saturday: 9-12 + 2-5pm

Sunday: 9-12noon

Rolf Gates, author of the bestselling books on yogic philosophy, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, and the newly released: Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion, conducts yoga workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S. and abroad–and online. Rolf and his work have been featured in numerous media, including Yoga Journal, ORGINS, Natural Health, People Magazine, and Travel and Leisure’s 25 Top Yoga Studios in the World.

Rolf is the co-founder of the Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts and a teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Northern CA.  He is also on the Advisory Board for the Yoga Service Council and the Veterans Yoga Project. A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings.  Rolf and his wife, Mariam Gates, author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story and Good Morning Yoga: A Pose by Pose Wake Up Story, and Meditate with Me: A Step by Step Mindfulness Journey live in Santa Cruz, California with their two children.  Also check out Rolf’s NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK: Yoga Friends; A Pose by Pose Partner Adventure! For more information check out: www.rolfgates.com

Workshop Description:

Intention and Flow:

Join Rolf for a dynamic weekend of Vinyasa, meditation, pranyama and lecture/discussion as we explore the practices that create a life that works. Throughout this weekend, we will dive into the tools of yoga that allow us to stay connected to the truth of who we are as we practice new ways of being in the world.

The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

The sessions are intended as a whole weekend workshop, but the sessions may be taken individually. All sessions will be based around aspects of Rolf Gates’ Meditations on Intention and Beings: Dally Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion.

 

Friday: 6pm-9pm: Vision and Intention: Vinyasa Session

In this asana-based session we will explore being grounded in our practice and inspired in our lives. We will allow our practice to give voice to the great heart within us.

The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion. The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

 

Saturday: 9am-noon: Being Still with Skill: Meditation Workshop 

Being Still with Skill:  The Power of Meditation Workshop

Yoga is the cultivation of inner space and the ability to use it well. In this meditation workshop, Rolf will describe the opportunity presented to us in the teachings of the Buddha and Patanjali.  This experiential workshop will explore how these great contributions to consciousness weave beautifully together to enhance the quality of our daily lives.  This will be in lecture discussion form and guided meditation experience with support in beginning or building on your own meditation practice.

This workshop will combine a lecture/discussion period and an asana-practice session dedicated to integrating the concepts taught. To truly realize the learning opportunity, it is recommended that participants in the Chakra Workshop also attend a minimum of one Vinyasa session during the weekend.

 

Saturday: 2-5pm: Faith and Flow: Vinyasa Session

‘In our fear we believe that we must make things happen; in our practice we learn to let things happen.’  Rolf Gates

In this asana-based session we will explore and practice how we create the experience of ‘sanctuary’, the experience of the sacred in our every day lives.

The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion.  The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

 

Sunday: 9am-noon: Intention and Being: Vinyasa Session

The pose is what we are doing; the yoga is how we are being in the pose.

Knowing the heart offers us new possibilities in every aspect of our lives. The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion.  The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

 


Inversions & Arm Balances with Michael Fong

Date: August 11 & 12

August 11 Inversions 1-3pm

August 12- Arm Balances 1-3pm

Investment: $30 and $50 for both

Inversions Workshop

Inversions are highly therapeutic, but these postures can also be intimidating and scary. Leap over the fear of inverting your body and receive proper instruction and support to play with these exciting postures! Join Michael to learn how to go upside down with effectiveness and grace. In this two hour workshop, you will learn the following:

  • Develop your Handstand, Forearm Stand, and Headstand
  • Invert using proper alignment
  • Create body integration and full body awareness

Arm Balance Workshop

Arms balances are challenging postures that can be overwhelming and complex. Fortunately, there are simple tools to help hoist you up against gravity! Join Michael for a playful two hour experience that will give you the building blocks to consistently practice a variety of different arms balance poses.

  • Develop proper body engagement to support your joints
  • Build your understanding of alignment in your arm balance poses
  • Create balance and strength throughout your entire body

Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser with Hannah Zackney – Ladies, We Got This….

Date: Sunday August 19th

Time: 1-2:30pm

Investment: $25 pre-register/ $30 door

Calm is the new Cool.  So is Indulgent Nourishment and Radical Self-Acceptance.

Join Hannah to receive instruction on how to create and claim more space in your life for your truest desires.

If you are yearning to live your most vibrant, free, empowered life, this workshop is for you.

In this 90min Intro Workshop to the Heart Wide Open Process You Will Learn How To:

  • Ask for what you really want (and get it!)
  • Prioritize Yourself (guilt free)
  • Begin to set boundaries that work (keep the good in and the ick out)

(If you have attended a previous Heart Wide Open Intro Workshop, please note content has been updated and new material will be shared.)

Investment (in you!): $25 pre-register, $30 at the door

*Note that a percentage of the proceeds will go to Powerhouse Ministries (helping women and children in need)

**No refunds day of event.

 


Practice with a Purpose:

Movement and Mantra with Tristina Kennedy 

Date: Thursday, July 19th

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Investment: Donation-based class (cash is preferred, but an online payment method will be available before/after class!) Please visit http://www.gangapremhospice.org for more information.

 

We are stronger together; come be a part of the loving power of community! Join Tristina and special music guest, Chuck More, for a donation-based class to raise funds for Ganga Prem Hospice (GPH) in India. Enjoy a soulful evening experience that includes live music and mantra during an inspiring and playful all-levels vinyasa practice. You will also get to view a short video, giving you a look into the inspiring work that GPH is doing!

 

GPH is a spiritually oriented, non-profit hospice for terminally ill patients with cancer. They offer inpatient care, free cancer clinics, a daily home care program, bereavement service, and palliative care training in Northern India. Tristina & Michael will be spending two weeks at the hospice in September, helping the staff care for terminal patients in dire need of assistance making a comfortable, loving transition. Please visit http://www.gangapremhospice.org for more information.

 

If you are unable to attend class but would like to donate, you can do so here: https://donorbox.org/gph-fundraiser-2018

No amount you give is too small – every penny will be greatly appreciated and put to good use!

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AcroYoga Fundamentals ~ Taking Flight!

with Tamara Vodovoz

June 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Investment: $30

Workshop details:

This workshop introduces the beginner to AcroYoga and provides key elements to find confidence in this practice.  We will break the ice and get comfortable with partner yoga practices as we embody the foundational skills of AcroYoga, such as: finding your center of gravity, aligning your bones with your partner, and efficient use of your strength. Come and enjoy an evening of group warm up games, building strength with partners, AcroYoga flying, and thai massage to seal the night in total bliss! 

What is AcroYoga?

AcroYoga is a partner practice that blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the kind touch of Thai Massage. This practice cultivates trust, playfulness, and community, while building strength, balance and flexibility. In AcroYoga we support and empower each other to reach new heights and celebrate the joy of embodiment. 

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Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for one year or 30 you’ll want to join Master Teacher Karen Miscall-Bannon in this two hour workshop. You will get to the “root” of your practice as Karen guides you in refining and aligning your poses by breaking them down into each component…finding the sukha and sthira (sweetness and steadiness) in each one…enabling you to take that body of knowledge into your regular practice!

Friday August 24th from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
$20 Advance Registration, $25 Day of Event Contact Karen if you have any questions @ www.kmbyoga.com

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Mystical Yoga & Cacao Ceremony with Winter Jendayi

Date: Saturday July 7th

Time: 6-8pm

Investment: $20/advance registration $25/door

This ceremony offers a sacred space to set intentions and connect with raw cacao, honoring it consciously as we experience its medicine, allowing our hearts to open to the healing and blessings it brings. Guided by ancient wisdom, we will flow through a yoga practice and explore the teachings of sacred ways, connecting with the Medicine Wheel, The Seven Directions, and the energies of our Chakras. This journey gives space for expressing our heart’s dance and will close with live ceremonial music and songs.

All cacao used for this event is ceremonial-grade and sourced from a women’s collective in Guatemala.

 


Chaturanga Clinic with Sarah Estabrook

Date: Sunday July 1st

Time: 1-2:30pm

Investment: $15/early registration $20/door

Have you wondered if you are getting the most out of chaturanga dandasana? This simple yet challenging posture is a staple in a vinyasa yoga class; but we often misunderstand and or set aside the importance of this powerful pose. Whether you are brand new to yoga and looking to deepen your understanding, or building strength and confidence, you can gain from this interactive class.

Come transform your practice in this 90-minute clinic, where we will explore:

-Alignment and transitions

-How to feel and use Bandhas-Modifications and injuries-Shoulder and wrist opening specific to ‘chaturanga muscles’-The roles of Play and Ego in our practice

Come prepared to work, chat, play, sweat, laugh, rest, interact and rejuvenate – all the while learning how to get the most out of this foundational pose!