Workshops/Events 2019-07-10T14:20:32-04:00
Explore, learn and dive deeper with these workshops, seminars and trainings.
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Functional Yoga for Scapular & Thoracic Mobility
with Joi Dupre
Saturday, July 20th ~ 12pm – 1:30pm

Good Movement means that the shoulder blades must be able to both glide along, and settle on, the ribcage. The thoracic spine and ribcage are super important for healthy movement. In normal movement and posture, we want the scapula to be sitting comfortably just about an inch away from the spine – not far away from midline, which happens if you hunch forward.

During this workshop, you will learn functional movement (movement that is anatomically and bio-mechanically sound) that will assist the scapula in moving freely as well as creating stabilization. We will then bring that functional movement into yoga postures. Sometimes, Yoga can make you feel like you are supposed to just sink into the structures of your body. It is really important to do everything from a place of strength and readiness. We want to move at the scapula with functional meaning – not just swing our extremities wildly and without grace. By not practicing with this awareness, you increase the risk of shoulder impingement and other injuries.

Your body is a hydraulic, energetic system when it is aligned and balanced. These small shifts will create incredible shifts in the way you move and carry yourself. Let’s take that sense and intention to bring more movement and joy into our life and then share it with all beings everywhere.

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The Deeper Elements of Kali Natha Yoga
With Kali Natha Yogacharya Shakti Durgaya
Sunday, July 21st ~ 2pm – 4pm

Third Sunday of each month
$25 per session

This class will count as credits for all KNYTT 300 hr students too!

The ancient practice of Kali Natha Kundalini Tantric yoga has deep yogic roots. For yoga students of all disciplines who would like to experience the fullness of these ancient mystical techniques, join Shakti Durgaya Kali for this once a month event:

• Each month will focus on a specific Asana series.

• Additional breath practices, mudra practices and meditations that accompany the month’s asana will be taught.

• Kundalini tantric techniques and Kriyas will be taught – a useful way to fill up your teaching toolbelt, or just enhance your personal sadhana practice.

• Very specific teachings from Ma Jaya’s book The 11 Karmic Spaces will be woven through each session.

Shakti Durgaya Kali, Kali Natha Yoga Acharya, has been sharing and training students in this mystical yoga for more than 18 years. She was initiated into Kali Natha Yoga by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, her guru and the founder of Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Florida. Her passion is to share Ma Jaya’s lineage and to ease every heart.

Yin Storytime with Mary Veal
“The Story of Hanuman”
Wednesday, July 24th ~ 7:30pm

It’s yoga storytime folks! Join Mary Veal for the story of our beloved monkey God Hanuman while we enjoy a gentle and slow Yin Yoga practice. Hanuman is the quintessential Bhakti Yogi showing us the path of love and devotion. The ancient mythological tales are full of symbolism and hold many lessons for the modern day yogi. Pajamas are optional but encouraged! Pay on arrival.

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Saturday, July 27th ~ 4pm – 5:30pm

July 27th, August 24th, September 21st, October 23rd (7:30pm), November 16th, December 14th

Do you find yourself feeling stuck, sad, angry, uninspired, frustrated, heavy, out of control or out of touch? This could mean that one or more of your chakras, the main energy centers of the body, is depleted or imbalanced. Our chakras can become blocked, deficient or excessive as we accumulate negative and painful emotional and physical experiences. Join RYT-200 yoga teacher and certified crystal healer Andi Pacini for Crystal Chakra Healing Yoga. This class combines customized crystal healing and aroma therapy with the powerful practice of yin yoga. By holding passive stretching poses for an extended amount of time, yin allows us to access the deeper layers of our body’s fascia and connective tissue where traumas are stored, allowing for more full and complete emotional release and holistic restoration of healthy energetic flow.

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Macrame Wood & Leaf Workshop
Sunday, July 28th ~ 2pm – 4pm
$45 includes instruction and all macrame materials

Creatives-connect teachers, DeeAnne and Ildiko, will teach you how to make a beautiful macrame wood and leaf wall hanging. This is a beginner macrame class! No prior experience is needed. In this 2 hour workshop you will:

  • Complete a beautiful wood, hoop and leaf macrame wall hanging.
  • Macrame a few different beginner macrame knots.
  • Design, texture, and pattern your macrame piece by varying the knots, as well as adding optional metal and wood beads.

Workshop limited to the first 12 participants, register early!

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New Moon Manifestation Meditation with Andi Pacini
Friday, August 2nd 8pm – 9pm

Monthly: August 30th 8pm, September 18th 7:30pm, October 27th 6pm, November 24th 6:30pm, December 27th 8pm

The New Moon – with all of its darkness and mystery, provides the perfect backdrop for a fresh start. During this time, the sun and moon align with each other, merging the yang, masculine, assertive energy of the sun with the yin, feminine, receptive energy of the moon, creating a powerful invitation to rebalance and start over. Now is the time to examine what’s no longer serving us and call in new intentions for the next 29-day cycle. The New Moon signifies growth. In farming, this is traditionally the time when seeds are planted-the soil is most fertile now as the moon’s lunar gravity pulls water up from the Earth. You can deepen your connection to the Natural World and harness this abundant energy to support your visions and dreams! Getting clear about your intentions helps accelerate your manifestations. The Universe needs to know what you want so that it can give it to you!

In this 60-minute class, we will:
* Discuss the energetic properties of each month’s moon
* Work with essential oils, sage, and crystals to banish negative energy and raise our vibration
* Journal and perform self-inquiry to help bring clarity to our lives
* Create a list of intentions for the month to come
* Meditate on what’s been holding us back and what we would like to manifest

Each attendee will receive a crystal to take home. New Moon Worksheet, Oils and Crystals will be provided but feel free to bring your own journal or tools!

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HEART Yin Yoga at the Wall with Holly Briscoe
Healing Energy Alchemy Reiki Therapy
Wednesday, August 14th ~ 7:30pm-8:45pm

Holly will be blending slow stretchy yoga postures that help us relax and relieve tension with the magic of energy healing. Balance the “wear and tear” on our muscles and joints by stretching the connective tissues, releasing fascia and lactic acid build up and resetting your central nervous system. Enhance your body’s ability to heal itself and raise your frequency!! You can look forward to DNA and crystal activations, chakra repair and upgrades, auric layer repair, clearer clairvoyant and clairaudient channels, improved clarity and awareness, more power to heal and SO MUCH MORE!!! Holly has been teaching yoga locally full time for over 18 years. She’s been a Reiki practitioner for 11 years and a practicing Alchemical Healer for 2 years.

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Fall Goddess Ritual with Andi Pacini
Sunday, September 22nd ~ 2pm – 4:30pm

Awaken Your Inner GODDESS!

Celebrate the arrival of the new season by reconnecting to Earth’s natural rhythms and awakening your Divine Feminine Spirit. Join RYT 200 & certified Holistic Life Coach Andi Pacini for an afternoon of sacred self-care including journaling, shadow work, self-inquiry, meditation and yoga designed to help tap into your innate wisdom, love, creativity, power and intuition. Use your unique Goddess archetype to align with your authentic path and desires and let go of what is no longer serving you.

In honor of the Autumnal Equinox, we will seal our practice with a balanced yin-yang fusion yoga class featuring extended savasana with crystal bowl sound bath and aromatherapy. Goddess resources, self-inquiry worksheets, pencils, pens and a flower crown will be provided. Each attendee will take home a gift to help support her Divine journey. ** Arrive early to have your chakras read.**

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Kundalini Pranayama and Gong Meditation
with Rishi Bryan Nevin
Sunday, October 20th ~ 6:30pm – 8pm

Join Kundalini teacher, Rishi Bryan Nevin, for a powerful and deep pranayama and meditation experience. This monthly 90 minute class will include Kundalini kriyas, pranayama breath techniques and culminate in an incredible gong meditation. This ancient science is known for it’s physical, mental and spiritual benefits. And then the gong takes you to a whole new level!

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Healing Elixir
Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Hemp Oil
Hosted by Mary Veal and Jamie Rollins Smith
(Date: TBA) ~ 3pm – 5:30pm

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra lead by Mary Veal. We’ll start off with a brief explanation of the many benefits of CBD infused Hemp Oil by Jamie Rollins Smith, a Cannabis Nurse who is a member of the American Cannabis Nurse Association. Jamie will explain the uses and benefits of this powerful plant based supplement, answer questions and offer free samples. Then we ease into a deep restorative and yoga nidra practice to de-stress and relax. This is your chance to try CBD infused Hemp Oil with a trained professional sharing her passion for this healing elixir.