Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Dream • Tapping • Stress • Feet
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)
Tuesday, January 229:00 - 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 1/21
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
From the beginning of time, sound has been one of the most powerful healers. When sound waves enter and pass through our body, it results in vibrational changes. Tuning Fork Therapy uses sound and vibration to assist your physical body's organs, tissues, glands, cells, etc to reach their optimal vibrational frequency (OVF) thus allowing them to self heal. It is also helpful for reducing stress, tension, and pain management. Tuning fork therapy can also be used for deepening a spiritual connection, increasing mental clarity/focus and balancing the mind, body, and spirit.
Edgar Casey stated that sound (vibration) would be the medicine of the future. Tuning fork therapy draws upon the science of sound and ancient practices to create a harmonic holistic approach to health and well being.
"There are places in the heart and soul only sound can touch."
You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.
Friday, January 25
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 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.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, with no jewelry or perfumes. Bring a sack lunch.
Register By: 1/23
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
Tuesday, January 29th
Facilitated by: Petrea Meier
With the busy schedules of our world today, managing stress and getting quality rest is becoming more of a challenge everyday. Essential oils are powerful tools from nature that can support relaxation, reduce stressful feelings, and promote quality sleep.
Join us for a night of learning about specific essential oils, tips, and techniques to support rest and managing stress. This workshop will cover essential oil basics, so no experience is necessary. We will learn how to make rollerball recipes and each guest will get to take two relaxation rollerballs home. Supply cost is included in your registration fee.
Register by 1/28
Instructor: Gina Wise
Register by 1/25
Fridays, February 1, 8, 15, 2210:00-11:00am
Monday, February 4
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Facilitator: Elaine Hirschenberger
Most of the time we exist in mindlessness, a state of semi-awareness governed by habit and inattention. Mindlessness causes us to suffer, probably more than we are even aware. Mindfulness can be defined in a variety of ways, but simply stated it is a deliberate way of paying attention to what is happening within oneself as it is happening. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness. It’s paying attention without judgment or evaluation. When we are mindful, we become more mentally alert, we’re more open and attentive and we’re able to perceive ourselves more clearly – as well as observing details that often escape our notice. If you can identify with any of these statements, you may find this monthly group very helpful.
*Note: there must be a minimum of 4 people registered by Friday preceding class in order for class to run.
Mondays, 2 sessions: February 4th and March 4th
Facilitator: Jeannette Diddens
Description: Session 1: Do you ever wonder why you are emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted? Do you want to not only feel better but learn how to flourish and thrive at work and at home again? In this first session, you will take a short self-care assessment, learn the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout and design your own personal and professional self-care plan. In this engaging first session, you will re-energize your reason to “help” not only yourself but others.
Description: Session 2: In this second session you will take the short self-care assessment again to examine your personal and professional growth, learn a quick debriefing tool and review what has helped most in the time between sessions.
Register by 2/1
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, & 2611:00am-Noon
Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28
Register by: 2/6
Tuesdays, February 12, 269:00 - 10:00am
Register by 2/11
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
Saturday, February 16
1:00 - 3:00pm
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
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: 2/13
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.
Monday, March 4
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, & 2611:00am-Noon
Tuesdays, March 5th
Introduction to the Chakras
This overview will help you understand why opening and healing the seven chakras is essential to living a healthy, happy, productive, balanced, and fulfilling life. These energy centers are the connections between our mind, body, and spirit and the driving force behind every function of our lives. Learn what the chakras are, and how they impact your life, health, and well-being. Join Beth Campisi, certified chakra instructor through Bridges of Unity, Reiki Master and Licensed Massage Therapist to see what benefits you could realize in your life by working with the chakras. Based on the book, "Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your Life" by Marcia A. Phillips.
Register by 3/3
Thursdays, March 14, 21, & 28 (No class March7)
Register by: 3/06
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturday, March 9
Register by: 3/6
Tuesdays, March 12, 269:00 - 10:00am
Register by 3/11
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
Wednesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, & 9
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
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.
Register By: 3/20