Candlelight Restorative Yoga and Massage
Wednesday April 24th 3-5pm
Join us for this specialty class with experienced Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher Jintina Sundarabhaya of Metta Healing Arts and Wellness
In Restorative Yoga we hold gentle postures on the floor with support. It allows for the muscles to release through passive stretching, and the mind to slow down through conscious breathing and awareness. As we explore long holds, Jintina offers massage assists to aid in deeper relaxation. We practice meditation by observing our mind and emotions during the practice. You will create more freedom in the body, and clarity in the mind.
included for unlimited members and 10 passes
Register here in advance if you wish to attend
Partner Thai Yoga Massage Workshop with Jintina Sundarabhaya
Saturday, April 27th, 3-5pm
Thai Massage is an ancient form of therapeutic bodywork, dating back to the time of the Buddha. This therapeutic bodywork combines assisted yogic stretching, acupressure, and Ayurvedic principals. Thai massage relieves pain, relaxes sore muscles, increases flexibility and movement and calms the mind. It is done in pairs and can bring a deep feeling of connectivity and mutual healing between partners.
In this 2-hour workshop, Jintina will guide you through a flow of applied yogic stretches, linked with rhythmic pressure using hands, elbows, knees and feet. We will explore basic principals of Thai massage and learn how to use and move your body with ease. You will work with a partner in both giving and receiving Thai Massage.
No experience necessary!
Bring your partner, friend or family and warm comfortable clothing for an afternoon of fun and bliss.
Jintina is a Nationally/Board Certified Massage Therapist and has been a professional bodyworker since 2005. She travelled to Thailand in 2005 and studied Thai massage as well as other forms of Eastern bodywork. She has also trained at Lotus Palm and with other schools to deepen her practice. She is also a certified yoga instructor,200-RYT and teaches vinyasa, Restorative and Yin yoga.
Register here for $50
Sound Healing Fundamentals
with IASH Advanced Training Certification
Saturday, May 4th, 11am-7pm & Sunday, May 5th, 9am-5pm
This sound healing immersion will focus on the theory and practice of using the powerful tones and vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls as a healing tool for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. This 2 day, 16 hour certification is offered by IASH master instructor Kirk Jones. This workshop includes a International Academy of Sound Healing (IASH) Advanced Training certificate.
In addition to general theory, we will go over fundamentals of how to tone the bowls, body position, intention, and focus. We will learn how to give treatments specific to instilling deep relaxation, calming the mind, clearing the biofield and reflexology meridians, cellular detoxification, improving circulation, reducing high blood pressure and the effects of long term stress, and we will learn powerful, effective, noninvasive treatments for specific physical ailments such as chronic and acute pain. We will also discuss how to apply this knowledge in our lives and integrate these methods in our healing practices.
Saturday, May 4th, 11am-7pm
Welcome and Grounding Meditation
Sound Healing Theory
Hand and Feet Reflexology
Sunday, May 5th, 9am-5pm
Theory of the Mind
Mind Detox Therapy
Treatment of General Ailments
Presentation of Certificates
This training is recommended for current and aspiring healing practitioners, therapists, caregivers, meditation and yoga practitioners, spiritual seekers, businesspeople, musicians, and anyone interested in learning and using this divine healing science in supporting health for themselves and those they care about.
$399* Click here to Register
Includes 16 hr training, Advanced Training manual, and international certification.
*This course is approved for VSAC non-degree grants + $100 towards tools (singing bowls) for $499 total award.
What to bring/what to expect:
Bring a notebook and writing utensil. Wear light colored, peaceful, nonrestrictive clothing free of metal or hard plastic. Water and light refreshments are included. Yoga mats, blankets, and props are available, but feel free to bring your own.
All bowls used during the class will be provided. Bowls will be available for purchase onsite at the conclusion of the course. These are high quality, healing grade, new, hand hammered bronze meant to have the highest possible healing impact and are created specifically for this modality.
New Age Healing set, 3 bowls, 6", 8", 10", 3.4 kg $499+tax
Unique Meditation set, 1 bowl, 11.25", 2.3kg, $349+tax
Tingsha bells, 4", $109+tax
Each set comes with felt mallets, leather strikers, nonslip pads, and velvety pillows =)
Kirk Jones, MS, Master Sound Healer, Evolvlove Sound Therapy
Kirk was powerfully drawn to singing bowls 18 years ago, attracted to the power and beauty of the rich, ancient tones. He then saw how singing bowls resonated with and elevated his own spiritual and healing journeys, so he decided to learn how to apply this to his own life and to help others. Since then he has assisted over 1500 people on their own healing journeys, bringing great joy, relaxation, pain relief, emotional release, spiritual upliftment, and clarity, while ameliorating a host of dis-eases and dis-orders. He is honored to be able to use and share this sacred gift.
Tuesday, May 7th 7:30-9pm
Join Gigi Weisman, Jennifer Canfield, Noah Weisman and maybe, Jesse Taylor for a night of Krishna Kirtan dedicated to the divine! This will be call and response chanting where one person will lead and the group will respond. Please engage in this humble form of surrender with us. Kids welcome and encouraged. Family event! This is an event sponsored by and benefitting The Call and Response Foundation . All donations appreciated!
Candlelight Yin Yoga: Hip Openers w/ Cilla
Thursday, May 9th 7:15-8:45pm
Join Priscilla for a Candlelight Yin class to open the hips, lower back and hamstrings.
Yin Yoga is a unique style of asana where we are encouraged to find our individual edge of sensation and stay with this edge in stillness for several minutes. It's also accessible and teaches us to be calm, still and introspective. We can use props to support us and sharpen our discernment while choosing a variation that works our individual edge. The practice is different because it targets our connective tissue, and promotes a strengthening and lengthening of this complex network. There are so many physiological benefits, but the beauty of Yin Yoga lies in the subtle practice of self-study, meditation, reflection and application of yoga philosophy. It can be a great tool to allow us to feel better in our bodies but also to experience a connection between mind, body, and spirit. When we overcome the mind we can better connect to our true nature: that part of us that is filled with unconditional love and compassion.
*included in unlimited memberships and 10 pass - These usually fill up so please register in advance here.
Complete Practice: Strength and Ease
Sunday, May 19th, 8-10:30am
Class begins with grounding and intention setting, before moving into a strong Hatha sequence, aimed at creating strength and space in the body, as well as discipline and clarity in the mind. After this invigorating practice, we will wind down and prepare for a 45 minute Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient and accessible guided technique that can lead us toward greater self-awareness and implement positive transformation in our lives. Nidra means “sleep” in sanskrit, so this practice can be considered “yogic sleep”, only we are not really sleeping, but rather reaching a relaxed state of consciousness that is in-between wakefulness and sleep. It is more like conscious sleep, where we use a systematic method to induce physical, mental and emotional relaxation but the Self stays awake and aware. By becoming deeply relaxed and guided through the Koshas (or sheaths of existence), we are able to escape our constantly “thinking” mind, and move closer to our true Self, free of the mind and false ego. In this relaxed state of mind, we plant the seeds of our Sankalpa to implement positive transformation.
EARY BIRD REGISTRATION is $25 (if you register by May 4th- $30 after).
**Included in unlimited Memberships
You can use a 10 pass- 2 punches in advance, 3 punches after May 4th
Yoga Nidra with Cilla
Thursday, May 23rd, 7:15-8pm
Yoga Nidra is an ancient and accessible guided technique that can lead us toward greater self-awareness and implement positive transformation in our lives. Nidra means “sleep” in sanskrit, so this practice can be considered “yogic sleep”, only we are not really sleeping, but rather reaching a relaxed state of consciousness that is in-between wakefulness and sleep. It is more like conscious sleep, where we use a systematic method to induce physical, mental and emotional relaxation but the Self stays awake and aware. By becoming deeply relaxed and guided through the Koshas (or sheaths of existence), we are able to escape our constantly “thinking” mind, and move closer to our true Self, free of the mind and false ego. In this relaxed state of mind, we plant the seeds of our Sankalpa to implement positive transformation. All that is required is finding a comfortable position and make an effort to listen to the guide.
Accessible to all- usually done laying on the floor in shavasana with props, but can also be done seated or in a wheelchair.
*Included in memberships and 10 passes. $14 to drop in.
Thursday, July 25th - Sunday 28th
Balancing Bhakti Flow 3:30-5pm
Join Cilla and Noah Weisman for a complete practice incorporating the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. Class begins w/ grounding mantra, pranayama and intention setting. As we move through a Hatha flow, we pay careful attention to our engagement, alignment and breath. Postures are held for longer and the class is structured with a building affect, each posture preparing us for something a little bit deeper or more challenging in the practice. Students are encouraged to use their own discernment whether they stay with the foundational variation of a posture or decide that they are ready to push past their comfort zone and challenge themselves by trying advanced asana postures. We will practice a strong standing series to build heat, strength and stability before winding down the practice with longer held restorative postures to release stored tension and prepare for mantra meditation.