Spring Cleaning, Saturday April 27, 12 noon - 2 pm
with Lisa Solomon
Don’t neglect yourself this Spring Cleaning season! As you clear the cold weather cobwebs and go through your drunk drawers, do you consider your own inner junk? Is there something there to be cleared? Let Erica + Lisa guide you through a process of deep clearing…
How? We’ll start with a gently heated detox yoga sequence (body) with cues for deep digging and clearing (spirit) and finish up with a powerful meditation for letting go (mind). During shavasana, we will offer a personal sage smudging and reiki blessing. Just to make sure we’ve covered all your bases, we’ll have a special closing ritual as we close our practice together.
This is a yoga workshop like nothing you’ve been to before. Be prepared to open yourself up to new experiences and watch what unfolds in your life once you empty out your internal junk drawers. We are so excited to hold space for you on this cleansing, healing journey!
Admission: $35 Register here
Family Yoga Workshop - Sunday May 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
with Betsie Lasko
Mindful Beings, Being Mindful Children ages 4-10
Today we contend with living in a stressful fast paced world. Using yoga techniques can empower us with the tools, to handle stress, emotions, anxiety and can provide the opportunity to cultivate self-awareness, confidence, and calm in a busy world. The practice of yoga teaches mindfulness, this is the ability to immerse oneself completely in the moment without being distracted. Specialists believe that making yoga a family affair might be beneficial fo children and parents because it could give everyone some exclusive bonding time while supporting health. Workshop participants will be guided by Betsie Lasko to move mindfully and to think about different postures and breathing techniques.
Betsie is a former elementary school teacher and certified yoga instructor. Her goal is to help students become more calm and focused. She will guide you/your child through a meaningful yoga experience to empower mindful beings, being mindful.
$20 class fee for first child, $25 at door, $5 for each adult participant, $5 for each additional child
Meet Your Spirit Power Animal:Shamanic Healing Workshop - Tuesday May 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
with Jay Shaman
Shamanic Spirit Journey –You will: Embark on a journey to the spirit world in this drum guided meditation. Experience the ways of shamans and medicine men from all over the world, and how they communicate with their spirit guides. Learn how to communicate with your power animal and connect to the spirit world, and how to bridge this information back to your everyday life. Understand the wisdom and medicine of your totem guides. Shape-shifting, Transmutation, and Transfiguration Metamorphosis is a strong impetus for growth, it aids us in changing ourselves, our perceptions of the world and our relationship with the world. When working with animal spirits and energies, it is possible to consciously employ metamorphosis in the form of shape-shifting. Shape-shifting can be magically understood as being the ability to change and shift the thoughts and perceptions we usually inhabit. Through the processes of inviting the spirit energy to become a part of us, we shift and change our own understanding.
About Shaman Jay: Native to the Philippines, Simon Jay a.k.a. “Shaman Jay” was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a “Hilot/Babaylan” meaning she was the family/community healer, elder sage and soothsayer. Jay came to America to master energy healing, crystals, sound therapy, Reiki, and aromatherapy. His specialty is working with shamanic healing and ceremonies. Today Jay is a painter of visionary art and a sound healing musician/therapist with over 10 years of musical experience, and the founder of Harmonic Waves Healing vibration therapy certification program.
Cost: $25 (early bird online pre-register) /$30 (Regular Admission)
GONGTOPIA, Sunday May 19, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
with Michael Bettine
It’s unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Imagine floating in an ocean of sound, where you can let go of all your stress and worries. Gongs, Singing Bowls, Bells, and other instruments ring out, creating waves of vibrations that wash over you. Your body and energy systems are able to realign and recharge, helping to clear out blockages, while leaving you refreshed and reawakened.
Percussionist Michael Bettine has been working with these instruments for over 40 years. He has written various books on percussion and released over 40 recordings under his name. His long running blogs, The Way of the GongTM, Art As A Spiritual Practice, and, Percussion DeconstructionTM, have been embraced by both the meditation/sound therapy, and percussion communities. He has presented workshops on Gongs at the prestigious Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2005 & 2012; and was the Artist in Residence at the 2016 MONA FOMA Festival in Hobart, Australia.
The responses I’ve received following my survey on customer satisfaction:
“Last night are some of the best I’ve ever had for any offering from any practitioner since I’ve been in business. Your soul expressed such genuine kindness during your facilitation last night. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing your A-game!” - Creative Care Wellness Center
“Bettine played the room as much as the instruments, exploring the beating tones of vibrations. Creating a shifting wall of sound that washed over the audience, Bettine offered us a distinctive exploration into the craft of percussion.” - Real Time Arts, Australia
“And I want you to know that the way you talk about it, I’m aware of your heart, how much you love it, and your passion with it. Like, you can tell that you care. And I appreciated that, because I think that whoever you’re working with, that matters. So I really want to thank you so much. Wow. That was incredible.” - Session Participant October 2018