Workshops, Session Classes, Special Classes, Yoga Retreats and other events are an important part of our service to the community, offering a chance to learn something new and/or refine existing practices. First time considering a yoga retreat? Here you can immerse yourself in yoga, be in good company, and have a vacation in Nature as well. In May 2019 we will be returning to Costa Rica for another Yoga Adventure Week. Due to limited space, we advise reserving the workshop, special class, or retreat of your choice well in advance.
Yoga For Beginners Six Week Session
June 30-August 4 Six Saturdays 11:00 am-noon $85
Please note: Our Next Session of Yoga for Beginners will start in the Fall, Dates TBA.
If you have wanted to come to a yoga class and felt that yoga is too hard for you or attended a yoga class and felt embarrassed by your lack of knowledge, this is a class for you. We will discuss the what and why of yoga, focus on breathing and connecting the breath with movement, and basic yoga postures with an emphasis on proper alignment. After attending this 6 week series you should feel comfortable moving into any basic yoga class. Yoga is for everyone! Welcome to yoga! Your instructor: Colleen Shannon. Space is limited, sign up early.
Saturday, August 11, 2-4 pm, $35
Shamanic Journeying Workshop with Dr. Clay Thompson, Phd. Shamanic journeying is akin is “dreaming while awake” and allows you to tap into hidden knowledge within you. Clay will drum for you to activate the alpha and theta waves in your brain. These are the same brain wave states you experience while meditating and sleeping. The drum will put you into a trace state that makes it easier to enter the journey space. Learn techniques to find and communicate with spirit animals Learn techniques to find and communicate with spirit guides Learn about the 3 worlds to visit while journeying and how to travel there Learn how to direct your journey by asking questions and staying present (these techniques are also handy for lucid dreaming) Learn ways of interpreting the messages received by your guides and animals During this two-hour experiential workshop you will have several chances to practice the techniques and try visiting multiple worlds. The workshop will be geared to people with no prior experience but all levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. You can sit or lie down to journey. If you think you might want to lie down, bring a yoga mat so you will be comfortable. An eye pillow or eye mask may be helpful too.
Free Your Shoulders
Saturday August 25, 2-4 pm, $35 with Carol Mason, ERYT
Learn how to prevent and heal shoulder injuries.
A regular, targeted asana practice can help to maintain healthy shoulders by bringing awareness to your alignment, strengthening the muscles of the shoulders and opening the chest with your breath.We will examine how to free the shoulder blades for fluidity of movement, how to protect and heal the rotator cuff and how to strengthen the muscles of the shoulder girdle to support ourselves in weight bearing postures. The shoulders are the conduit to the creative and or destructive power of our arms and hands and therefore a reflection of consciousness. Bring that creative power to your practice. All levels.
Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Kara Keating
We invite you to join us for a trip to Luna Lodge on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Enjoy 7 nights and 8 days of yoga and other adventures in the middle of one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world. This will be our third yoga retreat at the Luna on the Osa. May is a beautiful time to be in Costa Rica.
The Dates: May 4-13, 2019 (Lodge dates May 5-12)
Prices are per person, all-inclusive and include accommodations, three delicious meals a day, two daily yoga classes, and your internal flights (San Jose to Luna Lodge and back) Plan to spend a night in San Jose on May 4, and perhaps a night on May 12 before you fly home. Your $500 deposit (non-refundable) will hold your choice of accommodations. If you select the make deposit button, you will still be able to choose your accommodations. Please contact Kara if you have any questions about this retreat.
Hacienda Room: $2,098
Luxury Tent with bathroom: $1,776
Deposit required to hold your place: $500 Register
Balance is due anytime before or on December 15, 2018. The deposit is non-refundable.
Fall Yoga Retreat Weekend in Leavenworth, Washington
October 4-6, 2019
Fall Yoga Retreat at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. Enjoy fresh mountain air, Fall colors, excellent accommodations, fantastic healthy organic food, heated outdoor rock pools, sauna, two classes each day with energizing and relaxing yoga & meditation, hiking, and plenty of free time.Daily classes will include morning yoga for all levels and afternoon restorative and meditation practice. Open to all yoga students, and their guests. You may choose your roommate or we can match you up. Sleeping Lady is an eco-friendly luxury resort. The dress is casual, the atmosphere is tranquil; you will be happy you came! $650 per person (double occupancy) includes all eco-luxe accommodations, use of all facilities, yoga classes, hiking, six gourmet organic meals. This retreat is limited to 18 people.
Your Yoga Guides: Kara Keating and Staff members of Movement Arts.