Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Other
Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
Facilitator: Keri Knutson
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: 1/2
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 2911:00am-Noon
NEW DAY ADDED!! Now do Adaptive Yoga once or twice a week! Whatever fits your schedule!
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.
Fridays, January 11, 18, 2510:00-11:00am (no class on Jan. 4)
Saturday, January 26
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. With regular practice, Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression. Additionally, Yoga Nidra is beneficial for insomnia, aids in calming symptoms of chronic pain, and has been shown to help those with PTSD or other psychological wounds. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours or sleep! Learn this practice of self-inquiry. Restore your energy and relax into the real you. Expect to spend the majority of this class reclined on your yoga mat on the floor. (Please talk with Keri before class begins if you need to be seated.)
Class is open to all. No experience necessary.
Register by 1/25 - No Walk-ins Allowed
Fridays, February 1, 8, 15, 2210:00-11:00am
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, & 2611:00am-Noon
Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28
Register by: 2/6
Tuesday, February 12th
Facilitator: Petrea Meier
With all the emotions that arise in our daily lives, mood management becomes more important to our overall quality of life. Essential oils are a safe, natural, and effective way to support our feelings and emotions. Inhalation of essential oils can change your mood within 7 seconds. This class will go over essential oils and essential oil blends to support our mood as emotions arise. We will use emotional charts that can become great tools to take home to help support your family emotionally. This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary. We will make rollerballs for emotional support and each guest will get to make and take home two rollerballs for mood management. Supply cost is included in your registration fee.
Register by 2/10
Friday, February 22nd
Facilitator: Michael Bateen
Gongtopia 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.
Advanced Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins will be welcomed.
Wednesday, February 27
Facilitator: Michael Prindle
Are you interested in learning more about Qigong before signing up to take classes? Come listen to Michael explain more about the benefits of Qigong. He will also demonstrate a few of the postures/movements and answer any questions/concerns that you may have.
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.
Feel free to bring a sack lunch. Advanced registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome
Fridays, March 1,15, 22, 29 (no class March 8)10:00-11:00am
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
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
Thursdays, March 14, 21, & 28 (No class March7)
Register by: 3/06
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesday, March 12th
Facilitator: Petrea Meier
This class will dive deeper into essential oils that support emotions. Lots of recipes and specific oils for particular emotions that arise. We will go over specific techniques and tips for success. This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary. Each guest will get to create two custom rollerballs to take home for their specific emotional needs. Supply cost has been added to your registration fee.
Thursday, March 14
Register by 3/13 - No Walk-ins Allowed
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Facilitator: Michael Prindle
Tuesdays, April 2, 16, 23, & 30th (no class Apr 9th)11:00am-Noon
Thursdays, April 4, 18, & 25
Register by: 4/3
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25
Fridays, April 5, 19, 2610:00-11:00am
Tuesday, April 9th
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
Saturday, April 27th
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