Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Dream • Tapping • Stress • Feet
Fridays, March 1,15, 22, 29 (no class March 8)10:00-11:00am
Facilitator: Keri Knutson
All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.
Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.
Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by day before start of class.
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Facilitator: Michael Prindle
Basic Qigong comprises standing (or sitting) postures with slow graceful arm or leg movements for full range of motion. Improves muscle and joint flexibility, range of motion, lymph flow, blood circulation. It also calms the mind, improves mindfulness, and cultivates physical balance. The extra benefit that distinguishes Qigong from most traditional physical fitness exercises is its self-healing nature as it clears energy blockages and balances the internal organs/systems towards homeostasis. It primarily allows the wisdom of the body systems to heal themselves and resist diseases by stimulating energy flow, removing energy blockages, and reducing needless stress from the mind and body tissue. Qigong instruction comprises a preparation phase, five elements, and ending with a closing phase-each class lasting 1 1/2 hours on a weekly or twice weekly basis.
Class is suited for beginners and advanced practitioners; all ages are welcome. Comfortable loose-fitting clothes are recommended-clothing that allows free movement and full range of motion for arms and legs. Tennis shoes, sweat socks, or bare feet are fine. Can't make it to every class, single class is $15.
Advance registration ends two days before each class.
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, & 2611:00am-Noon
NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week! Whatever fits your schedule!
Thursdays, March 14, 21, & 28 (No class March7)
Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.
Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by: 3/06
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesdays, March 12, 269:00 - 10:00am
Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD
Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders! This is a beginning class where different forms of meditation are introduced and practiced in a seated position. Bring a yoga mat or rug if you would like to do this lying down.
Register by 3/11
Tuesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, & 9
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
The lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) help us to live a physical life that truly works for us. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, health issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner work with your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental and emotional awareness and healing. The book and workbook required for this class are "Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your life" by Marcia Phillips and can be purchased by the instructor on the first night of class. Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening the Upper Chakras class.
Register by 3/17
Friday, March 22
9:00am - 4:30pm
Facilitator: Debby Gaines
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy' and describes the energy found in all of life. An ancient form of hands on energy healing, Reiki is a skill obtained through an attunement (opening) to bring the power of Universal Life Force Energy through the human chakra system. The energy then is used to balance the body or an object by bringing it into harmony with the universe once again.
In Reiki One, you will learn the hand positions for self-healing and for the healing treatment of others. We will talk about the seven major chakras and the history of the Usui System of Natural Healing. You will receive your first attunement. We will also have time to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.
Register By: 3/20
Saturday, March 23
In Reiki Two, you will learn symbols and mantras to focus and deepen the healing treatment of the Reiki energy. We will talk about the sacredness of the Reiki symbols. We will also begin to learn ways to send Reiki through time and distance, allowing healing in the past to improve the present. Time will be allotted to practice feeling energy and giving Reiki to each other.
Instructor: Gina Wise
Learn the art of making this delicious and nutritious fermented tea drink. You will receive a Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, and instructions. Have your first batch ready to drink a a few weeks. The number of scobies is limited so please register early.
Did you know?
Kombucha is made by placing a SCOBY in sweet tea and allowing the tea to ferment 7 to 21 days. SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. The kombucha brewing jar needs to be covered with a cloth and placed in a ventilated area out of direct sunlight. This fermented tea becomes slightly effervescent and contains over 50 different kinds of probiotics, enzymes, amino acids and B-vitamins. The fermented tea can be fermented a 2nd time to flavor the tea with fruit or fruit juice.
Register by 1/25
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Facilitator: Michael Prindle
Tuesdays, April 2, 16, 23, & 30th (no class Apr 9th)11:00am-Noon
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1st
Facilitator: Marge Orchard
Come learn Byron Katie’s deeply trans formative process called “The Work.” This class is offered to provide a way to assist individuals to approach their problems from a perspective of clarity and inner peace. It is an astonishing simple, yet powerful method of inquiry involving four questions and a “turnaround” which will resolve lingering issues and show that suffering is ultimately based on a misunderstanding – our own. All answers are within you and “The Work” is a tool to assist you in finding the happiness and peace within you. We will use the text Loving What Is by Byron Katie and is available on Amazon.com.
Register by 4/1
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24
Facilitated by Sandra Williams, LCSW
Have you ever wondered WHAT meditation and mindfulness are and the history behind these practices? Have you ever wondered WHY you would want to practice them? Are you curious HOW your mind, emotions, body and spiritual practice may be affected and helped by meditation and mindfulness? Do you want to explore HOW you can meditate and practice mindfulness? We will explore all of these questions AND PRACTICE forms of meditation and mindfulness each week. If you would like to have a greater sense of calm, be more present in your daily life, be more alert, be more energized day-to-day or experience more joy in life, this is the class to get you started.
Thursdays, April 4, 18, & 25
Register by: 4/3
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Fridays, April 5, 19, 2610:00-11:00am
Tuesdays, April 9, 239:00 - 10:00am
Register by 4/8
Tuesday, April 9th
Facilitator: Petrea Meier
This class was designed by Desiree Mangandog and is an emotional healing protocol class. Desiree is a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and incredible essential oil healer. Her protocols are powerful and promote personal growth.
Join us as we walk you through oil protocols to remove common blockages. It will address overwhelm, fears, self-esteem, clarity & personal power. It will also talk about how to use the "I am Fabulous" book, which includes tons of emotional support blends. All the oils for the protocols will be provided. At the end of class, guests will be able to make and take home a very powerful rollerball blend specific to their needs to continue their emotional healing process. Supply cost has been included in your registration fee.
Register by 4/7
Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7
Register by 04/14
Saturday, April 20
1:00 - 3:00pm
Chakras are vital energy pathways that connect us to the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, to all aspects of ourselves and to the cosmic pulse of Creation. Chakra Rhythms is a moving meditation practice that invokes, awakens and revitalizes our 7 major Chakra centers through a fusion of free flowing movement and spontaneous expression of the physical body. By surrendering to the music and moving from the inside out, we are able to free our natural energy flows and experience how each Chakra makes us feel. The possibility and potential within each Chakra center is waiting to be revealed and released! No dance experience is needed. It is an opportunity to simply Be. Be with yourself in motion to music within community, each having our own personal inner experience and embracing our own healing process.
The intent is to offer a fun, safe and sacred space for all to explore, feel and express fully how their body wants to move and to discover a new way to feel yourself existing in your own body. When we open the flow of our physical being, all other pathways open and all we seek shall be revealed! At the conclusion of Chakra Rhythms we feel an enlightened awareness of our bodies, minds and spirits as well as a connection to our chakra system as a whole. Dress to move and bring a mat or blanket.
We rarely hear the inward music but we are dancing to it nonetheless- Rumi
Register by: 4/17
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
Currently in today's society, many are looking for complementary and alternative therapies. Reasons include an increased desire to participate in their own self-care, concerns regarding side effects of medications and dissatisfaction with conventional medical care. The modalities most often chosen are chiropractic and massage therapy. Today massage therapy is an accepted part of mainstream health and is recognized as extremely therapeutic in a myriad of settings.
Research shows that massage is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Oncology patients show less anxiety, fatigue, and pain following massage therapy. Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less anxiety, pain and stiffness. Massage is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and reducing recovery times. Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced restlessness and irritability after massage therapy.
For many, massage is a delightful treat they allow themselves for a birthday or other special occasion. However, if you or a loved one are dealing with an acute or chronic health condition, massage is an even more important therapeutic component of your healthcare regimen.
You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.
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